Thursday 1st October 2015

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 2 Grey Plover, 25 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Grey Wagtail. Carnsew Pool: 2 Kingfisher and 2 Red-breasted Merganser. (R Veal), also 1 Great Crested Grebe. Copperhouse Creek: c300 Wigeon, c30 Redshank and 1 Spotted Redshank. (R Veal) Estuary: 1 Whimbrel, 4 Greenshank, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Dunlin, 179 Curlew, 7 Little Egret, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Garganey, 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose and 1 Kingfisher. (L Hopkins)

Penzance, Boscathnoe Reservoir: 1 Yellow-browed Warblerin wood 100m along track to Youth Hostel. Also 2 Firecrest in willows on west side of track, 4 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 9 Siskin, 8 House Martin and 15 Swallow. (P St Pierre)

Heamoor: 3 Firecrest. (P St Pierre)

Holywell Bay: 1 Chough. (P Spavins)

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Sancreed: 1 Firecrest and 200 Swallow. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  3 Bittern!, 6 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Goldeneye, 10 Teal, 3 Mallard, 4 Little Grebe, 4 Mute Swan, 4 Buzzard, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 31 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 60 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Whinchat, 4 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff,1 Hobby, 1 ad Peregrine, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Cetti’s Warbler, plus 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly. (D Flumm, M Greenhalgh, D Parker)

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Davidstow Airfield: 1 Merlin. Davidstow Plantation: 4+ Crossbill. (D Julian)

Bodmin Moor, Alex Tor to Garrow Tor: 2 Ring Ouzel (m&f), 1 Crossbill and 1 Whinchat. (L Sampson)

Marazion Beach: 11 Brent Geese still and 1 Wheatear. (M Greenhalgh, D Parker) Also 3 Mediterranean Gull. (P St Pierre)

Bosullow: 4 Blackcap

Penberth Cove: 1 Firecrest.

Porthgwarra to St Levan Churchtown: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Whinchat, 9 Wheatear, 6 Firecrest and 2 Yellow Wagtail. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: 129 ringed today: 25 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 84 Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler and 1 Garden Warbler. (K Wilson)

St Loy: 3 Firecrest, 2 Jay and 1 Nuthatch. (R Carrington)

Crowan Reservoir: 2 Green Sandpiper and 1 Snipe also 2 Stonechat (my first for the autumn here) and 3 Wheatear around the beacon. (C Benton)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Spoonbill still present. (C Benton)

Nanquidno: 1 Red Kite over, 1 Hobby and 2 Jay. (L Hopkins)

Pendeen: 6 Chough. (L Hopkins)

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