Friday 10th October 2014

Late news, 9/10, Pendeen seawatch (0730 – 1030hrs): 8 Great Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 42 Balearic Sheatwater, 4 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Grey Phalarope (being mobbed by Manx), 2 Little Tern and 1 ad/w Mediterranean Gull.  Also pod of 12 Bottlenose Dolphin heading towards St Ives close in. Two Porpoise around the rocks. (J Hawkey)

Porthgwarra: 1 m Eastern Subalpine Warbler. (T Charlton, P & H Taylor) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Red-breasted Fly and 1 Short-eared Owl. (M Wallace). Also Firecrest in 60ft Cover and 3 Chough.

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Sancreed: 1 Short-toed Lark present in private stubble field for 6th day. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (Members only): Whooper Swan, a family group of 2 ad + 3 juv. (S Maycock)

St Ives: 5 Whooper Swan flew over mid morning, presumably same as at Drift.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Little Gull. (J Cole)

Treraven Meadows: 3 Common Sandpiper, 6 Lapwing, 30+ Teal, 10+ Pied Wagtail, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Heron and 1 Stock Dove. (D Mays)

Camel Trail: 70+ Mediterranean Gull, 1 Red Knot, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 80+ Black-tailed Godwit, 40+ Redshank, 30+ Curlew, 14+ Greenshank, 30+ Wigeon,  30+ Little Egret, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Peregrine Falcon and 3 Buzzard. (D Mays)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: 66 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Little Grebe, 11 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 89 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 3 Grey Plover, 10 Oystercatcher and 1 Raven. Lelant Water: 24 Mediterranean Gull. (D Flumm) Also 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper still.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan plus 3 cygnets, 9 Mallard, 8 Teal, 1 Garganey (Longrock Pool), 7 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Water Rail, 39 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 100+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Treen: 4 Jays at entrance to Trendrennen Farm. (DK Parker & MJ Spicer)

Penzance: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in gardens close to Dry Dock. (J Holliday & L Proctor)

Longrock: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling, Morrisons and KFC. (MJ Spicer)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Nancherrow: Woodlark over.

Falmouth, Pendennis Point – all west, 7.55 – 8.55am: 37 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Swallow, 5+ Mediterranean Gull, 30+ Razorbill, 1 Guillemot, 10+ Long-tailed Tit near the point, with 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Kingfisher on the rocks. Argal Reservoir: 2 Great-crested Grebe. College Reservoir: 87 Canada Goose, 8 Mallard, 15 Teal, 13 Wigeon, 1 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, c15 Moorhen, c20 Coot, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Snipe, 110 Black-headed Gull, 30 Herring Gull, 1 Common Gull and 1 Mediterranean Gull (2nd w) (D Chaney & S Perfect)

Mount Edgcumbe Country Park: 2 Firecrest also of interest Sandwich Terns & Common Sandpipers along the estate shoreline. (C&J Hannaford)

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