Wednesday 30th September 2015

Late news, 26/9, Scillonian Crossing: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Meadow Pipit heading out towards the Isles of Scilly. Also: 1 Leather-backed Turtle, 100+ Common Dolphin and c15 Risso’s Dolphin. (P St Pierre)

Late photos 27/9, Marazion beach: 20 Pale-bellied Brent Geese close inshore and were seen to be eating sea lettuce (Ulva). (A Kitson, M Helps)

MHelps_Brent_270915Brent Geese, Alan Kitson, Miou Helps

Late photos 29/9: Rosy Starling at Land’s End and Yellow Wagtails at Nanquidno: (M Halliday)

Rose-coloured Starling Lands End Cornwall 29915 M Halliday Yellow Wagtail Nanquidno Cornwall 29915 M Halliday Yellow Wagtail Nanquidno Cornwall 290915 M Halliday

Sancreed: 33 Swallow east, 1 Blackcap and 1 Coal Tit. (D.S.Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 100 Swallow & 6 House Martin east, 4 Little Grebe, 9 Teal, 1 Coot, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, 2 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Snipe, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Grey Wagtail (D.S.Flumm)

Penzance, Chyandour: 1 Firecrest (P St Pierre)

Gulval churchyard: 1 Firecrest (P St Pierre)

Pensilva, Fore Down: 1 m Hen Harrier flew SW, also 1 Whinchat. (D Jullian)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Spoonbill (juv), 4 Curlew, 3 Dunlin, 3 Lapwing, 2 Shoveler, 12 Wigeon, 42 Teal, 11 Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk (male) and 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

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Marazion beach: 9 Brent Geese. (R Farnes)

RFarnes_Brent_300915Brent Geese RFarnes_Brent2_300915Rod Farnes


Nanquidno:
2 Chough. (R Farnes) Also 1 Firecrest, c10 Goldcrest, c15 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap and c4 Yellow Wagtail. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer et al.)

RFarnes_Chough_300915Chough, Rod Farnes

Kenidjack: 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (R Farnes)

RFarnes_SpotFly_300915Spotted Flycatcher, Rod Farnes

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 3 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 20 Swallow. (P Fraser)

Nanjizal: 109 birds ringed today including 66 Blackcap, 22 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher and 1 Willow Warbler. Also 1 Ring Ouzel seen. (KA Wilson)

Porthcurno: 2 Firecrest and 1 Lesser Redpoll. (R Carrington)

Porthgwarra: 2 Sooty Shearwater and c20 Common Scoter distantly offshore and 3 Siskin over. (R Carrington)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 25 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 48 Little Egret, 52 Mute Swan, 2 Shelduck, 25 Mallard, 35 Wigeon, 3 Pintail, 5 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 110 Oystercatcher, 35 Lapwing, 1 Knot, 1 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 80 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 29 Black-tailed Godwit, 75 Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 48 Great Black-backed Gull, 150 Herring Gull, 25 Wood Pigeon, 2 Kingfisher, 12 House Martin, 10 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 6 Robin, 6 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Blue Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Magpie, 1 Jay, 25 Jackdaw, 25 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 1 Starling, 12 House sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch and 12 Linnet. (M Scawen)

Porthleven: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest at Highburrow car park. (I Maclean)

Amble Marshes: 151 Common Redshank and 3 winter plumaged Spotted Redshank, plus 10 Grey Plover over high tide this morning. (C Selway)

tdm & dkp