Thursday 17th September 2015

Late news 10/9, Cape Cornwall, Porth Ledden: 1 juv Red-backed Shrike. (C Robbins)

Windmill Farm:  8 Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Bullfinch, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Kestrel. (S Russ) Also 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper. (T Thirlaway)

TThirlaway_Buffbreast2_170915Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Terence Thirlaway TThirlaway_Buffbreast1_170915Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Terence Thirlaway

Nanquidno: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Firecrest and 2 Chough. (B Dodd, T Mills) Boscregan: 1 Wryneck. (N Wheatley) Land’s End Airport (beside road to Nanquidno): 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Wheatear, c20 Pied + White Wagtail and c30 Linnet. (B Dodd, T Mills)

Sparrowhawk in flight, Nanquidno, 17/09/15

Sparrowhawk Tony Mills

Sparrowhawk in flight, Nanquidno, 17/09/15

Sparrowhawk, Tony Mills

Gwithian (1040-1500hrs): 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Great Tit, 20+ Robin, Dunnock and Wren (regular numbers), 16 Goldfinch, 12 Linnet, 10+ Woodpigeon, 3 Blue tit, 7 Swallow, 5 Stonechat, 2 Coot, 6 Tufted Duck, 4 Moorhen, 9 Wheatear, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Little Grebe, 34 Great Black-backed Gull, 270+ Canada Geese (including hybrids), 15 Greylag Geese, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Sand Martin, 10 Black-headed Gull, 160+ Herring Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Mallard, 210 Starling, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail (flew south), 15 Sanderling and 6 Oystercatcher (beach), 1 Sandwich Tern, 30+ Shag, 1 Gannet, 2 Cormorant (offshore), 2 Raven, 1 Green Sandpiper (circled then flew SW), 20+ Carrion Crow, 40+ Jackdaw, 6 Rook, 8 Siskin (flew N), 8 Buzzard, 2 Blackbird, 6 Magpie, 3 Chaffinch, 15 Curlew, 4 Mute Swan, 1 Kestrel, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap (1 male), 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Garden Warbler (singing!), 1 Ringed Plover (flew SW), 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Dunlin (flew SW) and 1 Black-tailed Godwit (circled then was chased off by a Jackdaw and flew SW). (P Freestone)

Marazion: 8 Brent Geese on the beach briefly at 07:00. (A Pitchers) Also 30 Ringed Plover and 6 Mediterranean Gull. (B Field)

BField_MedGull_170915Mediterranean Gull, Brian Field  

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  4 Mute Swan, 3 Garganey, 2 Teal, 9 Mallard, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 22 Moorhen, 2 Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker) Also 1 Whinchat. (B Field)

BField_Winchat2_170915Whinchat, Brian Field.

Polgigga:  1 juv Red-backed Shrike still present in 2nd field on right along road to Porthgwarra. (DK Parker, B Field)

Trevear Farm, Sennen: 2 Ringed Plover, 5 1w Mediterranean Gull and 12+ White Wagtail. (DK Parker)

Hayle estuary RSPB: 8 pale-bellied Brent Geese at 08:45. (P St Pierre) Also 12 Black-tailed Godwit and 5 Mediterranean Gull (inc red plastic ring on Left Leg PHJ6 white on red). (DK Parker, B Dodd, B Field) Ryan’s Field: 2 Little Stint this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Nanjizal: 1 Lapland Bunting to west of Faraway Cottage. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 131 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Storm-petrel past. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Levant: Linnets arriving from off the sea. c 100 on the ground in several small flocks. 3 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat and 1 Willow Warbler.   Common Blue, several Speckled woods, Red Admiral. (NR Phillips)

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