Tuesday 29th September 2015

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  1 Hobby, 2 Buzzard, 2 Little Egret, 9 Teal and 1 Goldcrest. (D Flumm) Longrock Pool: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Wigeon, 1 Coot, 14 Moorhen, 3 Little Grebe and 2 Grey Heron. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Water Rail, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Curlew, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Canada Goose, 1 Grey Heron and 3 Little Egret. (D Flumm) Estuary: 2 Garganey. (B Dallas)

St Erth: 1 m Sparrowhawk on garden feeder. (MJ Spicer)

MSpicer_Sparrowhawk2_290915Sparrowhawk MSpicer_Sparrowhawk1_290915Mike Spicer

Crowlas: 1 Nuthatch. (R Veal)

Sennen: 1 Pied Wagtail showing some characteristics of ssp leucopsis but lack of pure white coverts and presence of dark flanks seem likely to exclude this rare ssp. (B Hibbert, R Wilkins – photo)

RWilkins_Wagtail_290915Pied Wagtail, Royston Wilkins

Levant: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat and 3 Wheatear. (M Scott-Ham)

Morvah: 1 Redstart, 2 Whinchat and 4 Wheatear. (M Scott-Ham)

Marazion beach: 11 Brent Geese. (A McKechnie)

AMcKechnie_Brent_290915Brent Goose, Alex McKechnie

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl and 5 Snipe. (S Taylor)

Polgigga: 1 Quail in weedy sunflower field west of Faraway Cottage. (M Wallace)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler again today (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) also 2 Firecrest and 2 Chough. (B Dallas)

St Ives: 15 Mediterranean Gull in the harbour. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 8 Sanderling, c40 Turnstone, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Kingfisher and 3 Mediterranean Gull. The Promenade: 6 Turnstone, 3 Little Egret and 2 Mediterranean Gull. Lidden area: 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (T Mills)

Scillonian Crossing, outbound: 1 Grey Phalarope.

Nanquidno: 25 Yellow Wagtail (one group with Longhorns on cliff, second in horse field pop carpark), 2 Firecrest, 2 Chough, 1 Whinchat and 1 Dartford Warbler. (B Dallas)

Land’s End: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling and 1 Whinchat. (B Dallas)

Kenidjack: 2 Spotted Flycatcher opp sewer works. (B Dallas) Also 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Sparrowhawk, 10+ Swallow, 2 House Martin, 3 Chough, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Siskin, 1 Spotted flycatcher at lower end of valley, 1 f Blackcap, 2 Raven, 1 Common Buzzard and 1 Peregrine over. (L Hopkins and NR Philips) 2 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Firecrest by the seaward “donkey cottages” and 1 Wheatear by the castle. (R Carrington)

Camel Estuary: 174 Redshank, 45 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Lapwing, 2 Shelduck, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 52 Little Egret, 14 Grey Heron, 22 Mute Swan, 15 Mallard, 1 Muscovy and numerous Curlew and Oystercatcher. (P McKeogh)

Pentireglaze: a flock of 120+ Goldfinch. (P McKeogh)

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