Monday 14th September 2015

Late news, 13/9, Colliford Reservoir/Dozmary Pool: 12 Canada Goose, 10 Cormorant, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Coot, 18 Mallard, 8 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Lapwing, 4 Golden Plover, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 48 Carrion Crow, 22 Jackdaw, 10 Magpie, 1 Woodpigeon, 7 Blackbird, 3 Wheatear, 25 Pied Wagtail, 38 Meadow Pipit, 48 Swallow, 8 Stonechat, 2 Whinchat, 7 House Sparrow, 1 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 73 Linnet, 186 Goldfinch, 1 Willow Warbler and 6 Rabbit. (DA Conway)

Pendeen, seawatching, 07.15 – 18.00, approx. cumulative totals: 1 ad Sabine’s Gull, 1 Great Shearwater, 175 Sooty Shearwater, 206 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Grey Phalarope, 40 Great Skua, 28 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 4 Puffin, 9 Storm Petrel, 8 Black Tern, 1 Little Tern, 120+ Sandwich Tern, c1000 Commic Terns, 12 Knot, 6 Common Scoter, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Turnstone, 4 Dunlin and 1 Peregrine. Also 2 Ocean Sunfish. (M Elliott, D Flumm, R Wilkins, P Clement, M Spicer et al)

Roskestal: 1 Common Redstart, 2 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Yellow Wagtail. (L Thomson)

Polgigga: 1 Red-backed Shrike still. (M Wallace)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, estuary: large number of mixed terns seen in morning, (T Mcgowan, M Bishop, P Freestone). At evening high tide, 600+ Sandwich Tern and small number of Common Tern. (B Dallas) Ryan’s Field: 3 Black Terns. (P Freestone) At evening high tide: 173 Sandwich Tern, 6 (2 ad + 4 1cy) Common Tern, 3 ad Black Tern, 1 (1cy) Arctic Tern, 59 Curlew, 33 Oystercatcher, 21 Dunlin, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 (1ad + 3 1cy) Mediterranean Gull and 2 Kingfisher. (B Dallas)

Pentire Point East, Newquay 15.40-18.00: 32 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Sooty Shearwater, c.800 Manx Shearwater, 6 Great Skua, 4 Arctic Skua, 10 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Tern, 6 Commic Tern. (S Rowe)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve, Longrock Pool: 2 Garganey again. (D Parker)

Lizard Point: 1 juv Sabine’s Gull, 9 Pomarine Skua and 15 Balearic Shearwater. 

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