Wednesday 15th October 2014

Davidstow Airfield:American Golden Plover (north end of main runway). Also 3 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 6 Wheatear. (B Craven & M Worden)

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American Golden Plover, Brian Craven

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve:  6 Whooper Swan. Carnsew Basin: 96+ Mediterranean Gull  (mostly 1st/2nd winters with about 15 Ad w). (S Turner et al.)

Rame, Penlee Battery NR: 7 Swallow and 1 Clouded Yellow. (B Taggart) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at east end of reserve. (R Smaldon) Maker Camp: 2 flocks, 30 + 26 Redwing over. (B Taggart) Rame Head, coastguards cottages: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher. (R Smaldon) Rame church: 1 Wheatear. (R Smaldon)

Cape Cornwall golf course: 8 Mute Swan over (1 ad + 7 juv) and 2 Clouded Yellow.  (P Fraser)

Porthgwarra: 1 Subalpine Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff, 1 Black Redstart, 2+ Sparrowhawk. (DK Parker) Also 1 Ring Ouzel by the dried up pond. (M Wallace) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 3 Stonechat, several Clouded Yellows including 2 “helice” form, 1 Palpita vitrealis immigrant moth. (A Hartley) 2 Balearic Shearwater past. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

AHartley_PalpitaVitrealis_151014Palpita vitrealis, Adam Hartley

Drift Reservoir (members only): 8 Mute Swan, 12 Teal, 88 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 5 Cormorant (including colour-ringed bird), 2 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Little Grebe, 4 Coot and 2 Grey Wagtail. (DK Parker)

Pendeen: 1 Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Stonechat, 4 Chiffchaff and 2 Buzzard. (A Hartley)

Roskestal: 1 Hooded Crow still on a roof. (A Hartley)

AHartley_HoodedCrow_151014Hooded Crow, Adam Hartley

 Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still and 1-2 Ring Ouzel. (P Fraser et al.)

Cape Cornwall: 8 Mute Swan over the golf course and 2 Clouded Yellow. (P Fraser)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 8 Whooper Swan over. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Mousehole: 1 Firecrest by church ruins between Mousehole and Lamorna. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Sennen: 1 Wryneck on path to Gwynver Beach.

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