Thursday 24th September 2015

Predannack Airfield: Recently we have been reporting a Buff-breasted Sandpiper as present on this site. This is a military MOD site with no public access, as we have said with our reporting. Yet it appears that some birders have entered the site against notices warning otherwise. This puts in jeopardy not only our reporting of birds on this site but also more significantly the handful of local birders who have access permits to allow County Bird Recording. Much of the site can be viewed from Windmill Farm Nature Reserve and this bird has definitely been seen from the reserve without access into the airfield. Please pass this information to any birders you know, especially those who may have trespassed onto the airfield.

Late news 23/9, Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 Ring-billed Gull. (A Kitson, M Helps)

AKitson_RBGull2_230915Ring-billed Gull with Herring Gull, Alan Kitson AKitson_RBGull1_230915Ring-billed Gull with Black-headed Gull, Alan Kitson

Late news, 23/9, St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Ring-billed Gull. (T Mcgowan)

TMcgowan_RBGull1_230915Ring-billed Gull, Tony Mcgowan TMcgowan_RBGull2_230915Ring-billed Gull, Tony Mcgowan

Mousehole: 2 Wheatear. (S Maycock)

SMaycock_Wheatear_240915Wheatear, Simon Maycock

Land’s End: 1 Melodious Warbler. (T Mcgowan)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve, Longrock Pool: 1 Kingfisher. (A James) Also 1 Garganey. (D Parker)

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AJames_Kingfisher2_240915 AJames_Kingfisher4_240915Kingfisher sequence, Alan James

Pendeen (07:10-09:10): 2 Sooty Shearwater, 11 Balearic Shearwater, 257 Manx Shearwater, 1 ad Arctic Skua and 9 Kittiwake. (D.Flumm & A.R.Kitson)

Sancreed: 3 Firecrest, 7 Chiffchaff and 1 Spotted Flycatcher (D.Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 5 Kestrel, 4 Wheatear, 2 Chough and 25 Meadow Pipit (D.Flumm, A.R.Kitson & M. Helps). Plus 1 Melodious Warbler by bridge below 60ft cover. Also c25 Chiffchaff, c15 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 possible Richard’s Pipit (heard only) and 2 Sparrowhawk. (J Young, MD Wallace and DK Parker) Also 1 Lapland Bunting over moor. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Lower Roskestal: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Lesser Whitethroat plus 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear and 1 Firecrest. (M Wallace)

DParker_MelodiousWarbler_240915Melodious Warbler, Dave Parker

Sennen: 9 Mediterranean Gull (8 1w, 1 2w), 2 Ringed Plover and 2 Sparrowhawk at Trevear Farm. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 16 Little Egret, 3 Greenshank, 4 Grey Plover, 27 Oystercatcher and 1 Black-tailed Godwit from the causeway. 1 Red-breasted Merganser and 2 Little Grebe in Carnsew Basin. (DK Parker) Also 1 Ring-billed Gull again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at 19:10 plus 1 Privet Hawkmoth caterpillar. (MJ Spicer)

MSpicer_PrivetHawkmoth_240915Privet Hawkmoth caterpillar, Mike Spicer

Lizard, Kynance: 1 Wryneck still in scrub by Carn Goon house (perched on fence briefly) at 1130. Also 1 Whinchat there. (G Barlow) Church Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (T Blunden)

Gwavas Farm: 1 Wheatear. (G Barlow)

Marazion beach: 1 Wheatear. (G Barlow)

Tresillian: 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 18 Dunlin. Tresemple Pool: 1 Kingfisher and 15 Greenshank. (A Nicholson)

St Levan Churchtown: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler to northwest of Gray Gables. (M Wallace)

Nanquidno: 1 Firecrest by Ashmoor Cottage west of the airfield. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Just-in-Roseland: 1 Gannet in flight over river Fal. (P + C Brewster)