Monday 15th September 2014

Two colour-ringed Med Gulls seen at Portscatho in August have been traced. One was ringed as a pullus in The Netherlands on 20th June 2014 and the other had been ringed as a pullus in France on 24th June 2011. (per S Croft)

Late news 13/9 Godrevey / Gwithian Beach: 25 Sanderling, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone and 2 White Wagtail. (D Jenkins)

Late news 14/9 Truro: 1 Siskin in private garden for 5th day. (D Jenkins)

Late news 14/9 Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Osprey. (B Teague – photo)

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Lands End cycle track/Treeve Moor: 9 Whinchat, 8+ Yellow Wagtail, 10 Golden Plover, 3 Wheatear, 2 Tree Pipit and 1 Whitethroat. (P&H Taylor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 18 Sanderling, 1 Common Tern and 5 Stonechat at Porth Kidney Sands. (DS Flumm) 1 Curlew Sandpiper with Dunlin flock, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear and 1 Kingfisher on Lelant Saltings. (J Yardley) Also 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose and 2 Little Stint still.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper still. (J Lander) Plus 1 Dunlin and 1 Snipe. Also 4 Mute Swan plus 5 cygnets, 3 Mallard, 4 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 8 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 29 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Stonechat, 1 Whinchat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Reed Bunting, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker) Also 1 Hobby hunting dragonflies over the new scrape. (B Dodd)

Marazion Beach: 1 Little Stint, 17 Sanderling, 13 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin and 2+ Wheatear. (DK Parker)

Nanquidno: 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 singing Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Wheatear and 2 Chough. (DK Parker)

Higher Tregiffian Farm: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling on wires with c200 Starlings. (DK Parker)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 2 Little Stint and 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (J Lander)

Caerthillian: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (J Lander)

Gannel Estuary: 3 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Ringed Plover and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (M Lammas)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Spotted Redshank, 3+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Grey wagtail and 3 Whinchat. (J Lander)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Bar tailed Godwit. (J Lander) 

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Sparrowhawk, 8 Wheatear and 4 White Wagtail. (L Sampson – photo)

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Laneast Downs: 6 Whinchat, 10 Stonechat, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Skylark and 15 Meadow Pipit. (L Sampson)

Bude Marsh: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Long-tail Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail and 7 Moorhen. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Coot, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Bullfinch and c25 Goldfinch. (R Mudge)

Devoran: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Knot, 1 Grey Plover, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 60+ Redshank, 70+ Curlew and 45+ Oystercatcher. ( J St Ledger – photos)

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Land’s End Aerodrome:1 Ruff, 5+ Ringed Plover, 2 Wheatear and c120 Linnet. (R Archer et al.) Also 5 Golden Plover scared off by gas gun. (T McGowan)

Levant: 4/500 Linnets, 10 Stonechat, 2 Whinchat, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6-7 Chough, 5 Wheatears, 1 Whitethroat and a clouded yellow and a small copper butterfly. (NR Phillips)

Pentire Point West: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Kingfisher and3 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Sennen: 1 Lapland Bunting over. (P St Pierre)

St Just: 1 Osprey flew south. (N Wheatley)

Maer Lake CBWPS: 4 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Spotted Redshank.

Dinham Flats: 4 Curlew Sandpiper.

MJS