Sunday 13th September 2015

Notebook found at Gannel estuary yesterday, contact Mark Whittaker via https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009281618904

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Late News 12/9 Lizard: 1 Great Shearwater, 21 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Manx Shearwater and 2 Fulmar at the point between 18:00 & 18:30. (T Blunden)

Sancreed:  1 Pied Flycatcher in churchyard, 8 Siskin flew east. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Copperhouse Creek: 25 Siskin flew east. (D Flumm) Ryan’s Field: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper and 4 Little Stint.  (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  7 Mute Swan, 2 Garganey, 2 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 11 Mallard, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 27 Moorhen, 1 Grey Phalarope briefly, 1 Turnstone, 2 Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker, I Webster, M Southam, D Flumm)

Bude, Steeple Point: 1 imm/fem Marsh Harrier drifting south to Bude. (A Roberts) Maer Lake: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper and 2 Curlew Sandpiper again.

Nanjulian Farm: 40+ Yellow Wagtail in horse paddock. (R Wilkins, R Augarde, B Mellow)

Yellow Wagtails, Richard Augarde

Land’s End: 3 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 45 Siskin, 4 Chiffchaff and 1 Blackcap. (P St Pierre)

Sennen: 18 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Wheatear, 11 House Martin and 6 White Wagtail. (P St Pierre)

Marazion beach at dusk: 100+ White Wagtail, 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 4 Whimbrel. (P St Pierre)

Sennen Cove: 1 Little Egret to the west of the breakwater this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Polgigga: 1 Red-backed Shrike just southwest of the duck pond. (M Wallace)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 3 Whimbrel, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 13 Oystercatcher and c30 Black-headed Gull. Gyllyngvase Beach: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern and 2 Ringed Plover. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Peregrine (1ad 2 imm) – 1 imm chasing a Ruff off and into the distance, another attacking 2 Raven for several minutes. Also 7 Ruff, 5 Ringed Plover, 33 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Wigeon, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 26 Little Grebe, 8 Wheatear (6 on east side shoreline, 2 on west side field), 2 Whitethroat, 2 Whinchat (east side, south of dam), 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 20+ Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 50+ Swallow, 1 House Martin, 5 White Wagtail, 13 Pied Wagtail and 1 Grey Wagtail. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Ruan Lanihorne, Fal-Ruan complex: 2 Osprey, (1 fished successfully) also1 fem Wheatear,  23 Ringed Plover, 14 Wigeon, 1 Little Grebe, 366 Canada Geese,1 Heron, 7 Little Egret,1 Cormorant, 9 Shelduck, 11 Oystercatcher, 17 Dunlin, 107 Curlew,1 Greenshank, 8 Mallard, 10 Swallow and 2 Buzzard. (D Hall)

Camel Estuary: 1 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Spotted Redshank and 16 Knot. (D Julian)

Perranporth: 16 Ringed Plover. (J Wilkinson)

Lizard Point: 2 Sooty Shearwater past.

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Saturday 12th September 2015

Bude, Maer Lake: 1 juv Pectoral Sandpiper and 2 Curlew Sandpiper. (A Roberts) Also 1 Grey Phalarope this afternoon.

Drift Reservoir (members only):  2 Muscovy Duck, 1 Mandarin, 45 Mallard, 8 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 8 Cormorant, 6 Great Crested Grebe (including 2 young), 10 Little Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 3 Moorhen, 1 Black-headed Gull, 13 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 296 Herring Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Raven, 2 Grey Wagtail and 3 Kingfisher. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  2 Mute Swan, 1 drake Garganey, 4 Teal, 6 Mallard, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 28 Moorhen, 2 Stonechat, 4 Wheatear and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Windmill Farm: 1 Whinchat and 1 Wheatear. (D Wright)

DWright_Whinchat_120915Whinchat, Dougy Wright DWright_Wheatear_120915Wheatear, Dougy Wright

Soapy Cove: 1 Wryneck, 4 Whinchat and 1 Sedge Warbler. (D Wright)

Predannack Airfield: 17 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 10 Whinchat, 5 Wheatear and 1 Peregrine. (D Wright)

Caerthillian: 1 Dartford Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 6 Wheatear, 100 Swallow, 10 Siskin and 2 Chiffchaff. (D Eva)

Sancreed: 1 Sand Martin, 100 Swallow, 1 Whitethroat, 7 Chiffchaff & 4 Siskin. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 8 Wheatear and 1 Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Gwennap, Burncoose Nursery: 4 Buzzard over. (D Chadwick)

Penzance, Tolcarne beach: c40 Gannet this afternoon. (D Chadwick)

Marazion beach: 1 Little Stint, 75 Ringed Plover, 25 Sanderling and 20 Dunlin. (P Fraser,  J Overfield,  E Cook)

Porthgwarra: 10 Wheatear, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 15 Chiffchaff and 3 Blackcap.  (P Fraser,  J Overfield,  E Cook) Also 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling again at Lower Roskestal. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Levant: 7 Whinchat.  (P Fraser,  J Overfield,  E Cook)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 4 Greenshank, 29 Redshank, 2 Ruff, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, 1 Garganey, 2 Wheatear, 1
Sandwich Tern and 1 Peregrine (black MX on yellow ring). Copperhouse Creek: 5ad, 3 Juv – 1w, 1 2w Mediterranean Gull and 2 Dunlin.  (P Fraser,  J Overfield,  E Cook) Ryan’s Field: 3 Common Sandpiper. 

Lizard Point: 3 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Wheatear and 2 Chough. (C Benton, J St Ledger)

Church Cove: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Wheatear and 8 Siskin over. (C Benton, J St Ledger)

JStLedger_SpottedFlycatcher_120915Spotted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

Kynance and Soapy Cove: 2 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 4 Dartford Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff. Ringed Plover heard. (C Benton, J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Curlew, 9 Ruff, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 4 Wigeon, c20 Teal. (C Benton, J St Ledger)

Polgigga: 1 Wood Sandpiper over. (M Wallace)

Trewellard: 1 Wryneck again near Levant, Roscommon, also Dartford Warbler and 7 Chough. (J Swann)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Cory`s Shearwater, 153 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Black Tern, 1 Storm-petrel and 110 Sooty Shearwater past.  (M Elliott)

Land’s End: 4 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 2 Chough and 1 f Blackcap. (P&H Taylor)

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