Alan Whitehead: Isles of Scilly Life List BOU Record(s) 1 to 208 of 208 total. Seq. Species Scientific Name Date Location Comments 1 Mute Swan Cygnus olor 2 Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus 3 Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus 4 White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons 5 Canada Goose Branta canadensis 6 Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis 7 Brent Goose Branta bernicla 8 Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 9 Wigeon Anas penelope 10 Gadwall Anas strepera 11 Teal Anas crecca 12 Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis 13 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 14 Black Duck Anas rubripes 25/10/1996 Tresco 15 Pintail Anas acuta 16 Garganey Anas querquedula 22/10/2013 Tresco 17 Blue-winged Teal Anas discors 28/10/1999 St Mary's 2 birds 18 Shoveler Anas clypeata 19 Pochard Aythya ferina 20 Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris 3 records. 27/10/1999, 20/10/2000, 25/10/2005 21 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula 22 Scaup Aythya marila 23 Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis 27/10/1999 Tresco 1st winter male, fem 24 Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis 25 Common Scoter Melanitta nigra 26 Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 29/10/2010 27 Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa 28 Pheasant Phasianus colchicus 29 Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata 28/10/1999 30 Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica 31 Great Northern Diver Gavia immer 32 Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 33 Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus 26/10/2002 34 Gannet Morus bassanus 35 Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 36 Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis 37 Little Egret Egretta garzetta 38 Great White Egret Ardea alba 26/10/2012 St Mary's IOS 39 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 40 Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias 20/04/2015 Bryher, IOS 41 Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia 42 Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 43 Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis 27/10/1999 44 Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 45 Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 46 Buzzard Buteo buteo 47 Osprey Pandion haliaetus 48 Water Rail Rallus aquaticus 49 Spotted Crake Porzana porzana 29/10/2008 50 Sora Porzana carolina 19/10/1991 St Mary's IOS 51 Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 52 Coot Fulica atra 53 Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 54 Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria 55 American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica 26/10/2008 St Mary's 56 Dotterel Charadrius morinellus 23/10/1997 57 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 58 Lapwing Vanellus vanellus 59 Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda 26/10/1999 St Mary's 2 birds on the airfield. Also a single bird seen on St Mary's 26/10/2011 60 Hudsonian Whimbrel Numenius hudsonicus 16/10/2015 Tresco, Isles of Scilly 61 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus 62 Curlew Numenius arquata 63 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa 28/10/2003 Tresco 64 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica 65 Turnstone Arenaria interpres 66 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea 25/10/2005 67 Sanderling Calidris alba 68 Dunlin Calidris alpina 69 Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima 20/10/2002 70 White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis 71 Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis 29/09/2004 St Mary's 1 record of 3 birds 72 Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos 23/10/2011 73 Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius 27/10/2010 St Agnes, IOS 74 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus 28/10/2003 Tesco 75 Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria 20/10/2000 St Mary's 76 Greenshank Tringa nebularia 77 Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes 23/10/2011 Tresco, Isles of Scilly 78 Redshank Tringa totanus 79 Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus 80 Woodcock Scolopax rusticola 30/10/2002 St Agnes 2 birds 81 Snipe Gallinago gallinago 82 Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata 22/10/2011 Lower Moors, St Mary's 83 Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor 30/09/2004 St Martin's 84 Great Skua Stercorarius skua 20/10/2000 St Mary's 85 Guillemot Uria aalge 86 Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis 28/10/2002 St Mary's 87 Sabine's Gull Xema sabini 26/10/2002 St Mary's 88 Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 89 Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus 90 Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus 91 Common Gull Larus canus 92 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 93 Herring Gull Larus argentatus 94 Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 95 Rock Dove Columba livia 96 Stock Dove Columba oenas 97 Woodpigeon Columba palumbus 98 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 99 Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur 26/10/2003 St Mary's 100 Barn Owl Tyto alba 26/10/2003 St Mary's 101 Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus 29/10/2008 St Mary's 102 Long-eared Owl Asio otus 26/10/2003 St Mary's 103 Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus 104 Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor 24/10/1999 Bryher 105 Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica 23/10/1999 St Mary's 106 Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 107 Wryneck Jynx torquilla 108 Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major 24/10/2011 St Mary's 109 Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 110 Merlin Falco columbarius 111 Peregrine Falco peregrinus 112 Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus 27/10/2011 St Mary's 113 Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio 3 records. 2001, 2006, 2008 114 Magpie Pica pica 115 Jackdaw Corvus monedula 116 Carrion Crow Corvus corone 117 Hooded Crow Corvus cornix 26/10/1991 118 Raven Corvus corax 119 Goldcrest Regulus regulus 120 Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla 121 Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus 24/10/2012 Tresco IOS 122 Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus 123 Great Tit Parus major 124 Coal Tit Periparus ater 125 Skylark Alauda arvensis 126 Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla 21/10/2006 127 Swallow Hirundo rustica 128 House Martin Delichon urbicum 129 Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica 26/10/2002 St Mary's 130 Pallas's Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus 131 Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus 132 Radde's Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi 20/10/2000 St Mary's 133 Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus 27/10/2010 St Mary's 134 Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 135 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 136 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla 137 Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria 19/10/1991 St Mary's 138 Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca 23/10/2012 blythi St Mary's 139 Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans 21/10/2001 St Mary's 140 Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata 21/10/2000 Tresco 141 Booted Warbler Iduna caligata 21/10/2006 St Mary's 142 Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta 26/10/2002 St Mary's 143 Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola 26/10/2006 St Mary's 144 Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus 23/10/2006 St Mary's 145 Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum 30/10/2002 St Mary's 146 Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus 147 Treecreeper Certhia familiaris 26/10/2011 Carreg Dhu Gardens, St Mary's 148 Wren Troglodytes troglodytes 149 Starling Sturnus vulgaris 150 Rose-coloured Starling Pastor roseus 4 records. 1991, 2000, 2006, 2007 151 Grey-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus 19/10/1991 St Mary's 2002, 2008 152 Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus 2 records. 2002, 2005 153 Blackbird Turdus merula 154 Fieldfare Turdus pilaris 155 Song Thrush Turdus philomelos 156 Redwing Turdus iliacus 157 Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus 2 records. 2003, 2006 158 American Robin Turdus migratorius 22/10/2006 Tresco 159 Robin Erithacus rubecula 160 Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos 161 Bluethroat Luscinia svecica 162 Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus 13/10/2015 St Agnes, IOS 163 Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva 5 records. 1991, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007 164 Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca 23/10/2001 165 Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros 166 Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 167 Whinchat Saxicola rubetra 168 Stonechat Saxicola rubicola 169 Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 170 Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina 26/10/1991 Gugh 171 Dunnock Prunella modularis 172 House Sparrow Passer domesticus 173 Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava 174 Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola 25/10/2009 Tresco 175 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 176 Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba 177 Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi 178 Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii 23/10/2006 St Mary's 2 more seen 179 Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris 180 Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni 25/10/2003 St Mary's 2 more seen on Scilly 181 Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis 182 Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis 183 Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus 184 Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus 185 Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta 186 Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens 26/10/1996 St Mary's 187 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla 188 Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs 189 Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes 3 records. 2001, 2005, 2008 190 Common Rosefinch Erythrina erythrina 2 records. 2 in 1991, 2000 191 Greenfinch Chloris chloris 192 Linnet Linaria cannabina 193 Lesser Redpoll Acanthis cabaret 194 Common (Mealy) Redpoll Acanthis flammea 1 record of 10 birds in 1991 195 Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis 196 Serin Serinus serinus 2006, 2009 197 Siskin Spinus spinus 198 Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis 199 Lapland Bunting Calcarius lapponicus 200 Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus 25/10/2007 St Agnes, IOS 201 Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana 23/10/2014 Troy Town, St Agnes 202 Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus 203 Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla 1991, 2005 204 Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla 28/10/2004 St Mary's Great get! 205 Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis 22/10/2011 Shooters Pool, Lower Moors Never thought it would stay long enough for me to connect...BRILLIANT!!! 206 Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia 25/10/1996 Tresco 1w Female 207 Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas 23/10/1997 St Mary's Took 3 days! 208 Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata 24/10/1997 Tresco 2005, 2007