Saturday 12th October 2013

Late News 11/10 Nanquidno: Common Rosefinch videoed on brambles on seaward track by the Old Mill. (B Dodd)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Mute Swan + 2 young, 2 Mallard, 6 Wigeon, 4 Tufted Duck, 6 Dabchick, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Redshank, 1 Moorhen, c150 Meadow pipit, 2 Wheatear and 2 Reed Bunting. (M Spicer)

Nanjizal/Land’s End area: 1 Grey Heron, 4 Kestrel,  2 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 100 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 50 alba Wagtail, 5 Redwing and 15 Siskin. (D Flumm, P St Pierre)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Merlin. (M Jones) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in valley above Portheras Cove and 2 Chough over.

Hayle Estuary RSPB:  13 Med Gull and 5 Pintail on Lelant Saltings. (J Hawkey) 1 Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin and 3 Wheatear on Carnsew Basin. (M Spicer)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Mute Swan, 1 Barnacle Goose, 11 Teal, 75 Mallard plus 4 young, 3 Call duck, 6 Wigeon, 2 Muscovy Duck, 10 Tufted Duck, 9 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Moorhen, 6 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 9 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 6 Black-headed Gull, 185 Herring Gull, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Raven, 5 Skylark, 2 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail, 10 Long-tailed Tit and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Parker)

River Lynher: 2 Spoonbill at Black Rock. (D Allan)

Sancreed: 11 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1 Whitethroat and 50 Meadow Pipit. (D Flumm)

Carn Les Boel: 1 Hobby flew out to sea. (P & H Taylor)

Church Cove: 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Bass Point: 1 Turtle Dove – presumed same again a few hours later in Lizard Village plus 1 Snipe. (I Maclean)turtledove1

Millbrook Lake: 1 Water Rail (B Rankine)

Hannaford Point, Looe: 1 m Eider plus several Dunlin, Turnstone, Rock Pipit, Shag and Oystercatcher. ( B Rankine – all pics)

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Long Rock: 1 Rose-coloured Starling. (per M Ahmad) 100 Pied Wagtails at Morrisons car park. (B Moore)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 4 Teal, 26 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 7 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 20 Moorhen, 6 Water Rail, 5 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, c100 Pied Wagtail, c20 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Marazion: 1 Redshank and 2 Oystercatchers on the beach and 5 Mallard offshore. (D Parker)

Cot Valley: Yellow browed Warbler around the pines. (D Chown & N Grace)

Lizard: Yellow-browed Warbler in village garden and 2 more at the lighthouse. Also a Fieldfare at Pistal Meadows and a Great Spotted Woodpecker which aborted a flight out to sea. (T Blunden)

Porthcurno: 1 Fieldfare and c10 Redwing. (T Blunden) Also 1 Water Rail. (D Chown & N Grace)

Penberth: 10 House Martins. (D Chown & N Grace)

The Lizard: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Lizard Point (I Maclean) and 1 m Ring Ouzel at Church Cove.

Pendennis: 1 Med Gull towards St Mawes, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Kestrel and 2 Meadow Pipit. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras: 30+ Curlew, 30+ Redshank, 6 Oystercatcher 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Snipe, 4 Greenshank, 8 Turnstone, c10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Teal and 4 Little Grebe. (D Chaney)

Newquay: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in sycamores near pond plus 1 Pied Flycatcher.

St Levan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in garden of Great Gables, 1 Lapland Bunting heard in field by carpark and 1 Firecrest by turning circle.

Nanquidno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest.

Porthgwarra: 1 Tawny Pipit reported flying over and out to sea. Also 1 Wryneck reported again from track to Three Chimneys.

Helston Loe Pool: 1 Jack Snipe, 25 Common Snipe, 3 Dunlin, 7 Pintail and 3 Shoveler.

MJS