Saturday, 30 October 1999

30th October 1999 Beachy Head 7.45am - 12.30pm. Light south westerly but warm sunny for a while

Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel c.3
Peregrine 2
Green Woodpecker 1
Skylark 15
Rock Pipit 5
Pied Wagtail 3
Black Redstart 2
Wheatear 1
Redwing 1
Chiffchaff 2
Goldcrest h
Jay 2
Brambling 2
Redpoll h

Wednesday, 27 October 1999

27th October 1999 Lee Valley Country Park, Essex / Herts 1.30pm - 5pm

Tufted Duck 1
Paddyfield Warbler 1 ex incredibly pale appearing almost Desert Warbler like. Good black border above long pale supercilium. Dark centres to tertials conspicuous against plain mantle. Good pale tips to primaries and fair primary projection. Yellow lower mandible with black tip, black upper mandible. Pale pink legs.

Saturday, 23 October 1999

23rd October 1999 Culver Cliff, Isle of Wight 7am - 10.30am. SE6 squally

(no sign of Baltimore Oriole)
Merlin 1
Peregrine 1
Green Woodpecker 1
Swallow 10
Ring Ouzel 1 male
Goldcrest c.10
Brambling 1
Serin 1 juvenile
Redpoll 1

Saturday, 16 October 1999

16th October St. Mary’s until 10.15am boat to Tresco returning at 2.15pm and off on Scillonian at 4.30pm.

Shag c.250
Little Egret c.12
Pheasant c.50 Tresco
Sanderling c.25
Dunlin 2
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO 1 Tresco along Great Pool sallows UK462
Tawny Owl 1 roadside on drive home
Sand Martin 1
Swallow c.5
Black Redstart 1
Wheatear 1
Ring Ouzel 1
Firecrest 1

Friday, 15 October 1999

15th October 5.30pm helicopter onto St. Mary’s until dark.

BLUE ROCK THRUSH 1 adult male Taylor’s Island off Porthloo beach. Watched for 40 minutes in poor light. UK461

Monday, 11 October 1999

11th October St. Mary’s until Scillonian at 4pm

Night Heron 1 immature
Short-toed Eagle 1 juv watched for an hour from the Golf Course gaining height over St. Martins, Tresco, St. Agnes, Hugh Town, over the Golf Course and heading strongly south over the airport - amazing.
Peregrine 1 Scillonian
Whinchat 1
Yellow-browed Warbler h Holy Vale
Hooded Crow 1

Sunday, 10 October 1999

10th October 1999 Trip round Eastern Isles (Great Ganilly) then onto St. Agnes before returning to St. Mary’s at 3pm.

Greenshank 1
Snipe 6
Short-toed Eagle 1 juv seen from boat around Eastern Isles.
Hobby 1 St. Agnes
Peregrine 1 Eastern Isles
Pheasant c.2 Garrison
Upland Sandpiper 1 airfield (probably different individual as two present next day, one in each area !
Siberian Stonechat 1 St. Agnes 1st year with pale rump
Chiffchaff 4
Reed Warbler 1
Red-breasted Flycatcher 1 St. Agnes
Whinchat 1
Raven c.4
Monarch 1

Saturday, 9 October 1999

9th October 1999 St. Agnes until 3pm when back to St. Mary’s

Water Rail 1 crossing a field
Dotterel 1 immature - an extremely creamy individual
Upland Sandpiper 1 airfield
Golden Plover 1
Short-toed Lark 1 airfield
Reed Warbler 3
Blackcap 1
Chiffchaff 6
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Red-breasted Flycatcher 1 St. Agnes
Whinchat 1
Redwing 1
Snow Bunting c.15

Friday, 8 October 1999

8th October 1999 Scilly 12.00 - dark. Scillonian and straight on to St. Agnes and Gugh. Slept in shelter at quay.

Shearwater sp. 1 (possibly Med)
SHORT-TOED EAGLE 1 juv seen from Scillonian UK460
Arctic Skua 1
Guillemot c.2
Siberian Thrush 1 first year male

Wednesday, 6 October 1999

6th October 1999 Weston Super Mare Sewage Works 3pm - 5pm

Little Egret 1
Ruddy Shelduck 1 calling
Buzzard c.10 roadside
Grey Phalarope 1
American Black Tern 1 juv. smudgy grey flanks readily seen

Sunday, 3 October 1999

3rd October Beachy

Little Egret 1 on Cow Gap beach
Hobby 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Ring Ouzel 4
Lesser Whitethroat 1 possibly blythi
Whitethroat 5
Blackcap 15
Chiffchaff 30
Goldcrest 30
Siskin c.200

Saturday, 2 October 1999

2nd October Beachy

Hobby 1
Whitethroat 2
Blackcap 5
Chiffchaff 15
Siskin c.15