Saturday 3rd October 2015

Late news, 19&20/9 Wadebridge: “Sustained calling heard from Scops Owl” reported from Polmorla road on the evening of 19/9 and morning of 20/9 but not since. (C Selway)

Late news 2/10 Marazion: 1 Common Swift. (PA Fraser)

Late news 2/10 Porthgwarra: 9+ Wheatear, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler, 100-200 Swallow gathering early evening plus steady movement of Gannet east. (A Nicholson)

Late news 2/10 St Buryan: c100 Swallow at 18:30. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 2/10 Land’s End: Extra birds seen include1 Tree Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 15+ Wheatear, 1 Lapland Bunting, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin and 1 Ringed Plover with a Great Skua and Arctic Skua offshore. (M Elliot)

Late news, 2/10 RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise: Penzance to Wolf:  1 male Common Eider near station, 147 Gannets, 9 Manx Shearwater, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Robin, 8 Guillemot, 11 auks, 8 Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 Fulmar, 1 Cormorant and 1 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf to Penzance 1 Great Skua, 51 Gannets, 1 Guillemot, 5 auks, 13 Great Black-backed Gulls and 3 Black-headed Gulls. Also of interest 100+ Common Dolphins between Wols and St Marys. (B Craven and D Curtis)

Late news, 2/10 Trevilley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Elliot)

Lizard village: 1 ad Rose-coloured Starling near the school. (J Selby)

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Lizard: 1 Aquatic Warbler by turning to Kynance Cove, plus 2 Sedge Warbler and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (A Blunden) Park only in Lizard Village or the National Trust car park and under no circumstances on the Kynance Road also please keep to the footpaths.

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Kynance: 3 Wheatear. (J Hawkey) 1 American Golden Plover at Soapy Cove. (S Votier)

Sancreed: 3 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit resembling continental race, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 18 Skylark, 80 Meadow Pipit and 80 Swallow. (DS Flumm)

Truro: 2 Firecrest on The Parade all week plus 1 on Lemon street. (PA Fraser)

Marazion: 1 Firecrest all week in private garden. (PA Fraser)

Nanquidno: 1 Coal Tit in lower valley plus 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Pied Flycatcher by Nanquidno Barn. (L Hopkins, C Moore) Also Goshawk with a closed ring. (A Harris)

Land’s End: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 12+ Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 100+ Swallow plus Clouded Yellow butterfly. (P&H Taylor, D Eva, R Farnes – photos)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Brent Goose, 6 Med Gull, 4 Greenshank, 1 Pintail and 3 Rock Pipit on Lelant Saltings. 5 Lapwing, 3 Greenshank and 1 Grey Wagtail at Ryan’s Field. 4 Little grebe, 1 Great-crested Grebe and 2 Kingfisher at Carnsew Basin. (R Veal)

Long Rock Pool: 2 Goldeneye. (A Mckechnie – photo)

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Levant: 2 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Whitethroat. (NR Phillips, M Scott-Hams)

Penzance: 1 Grey Wagtail visiting private garden. (NR Phillips) 4 Firecrest in Morrab Gardens. (M Elliot)

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 40+ Common Dolphin in two pods plus 2 Harbour Porpoise (mother and calf). (M Scott-Hams) 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling at Roskestal Farm.

Porthleven: 2 Redpoll & 1 Tree Pipit (over) plus 1 Sandwich Tern offshore. (I Maclean)

Church Cove (Lizard): 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Yellow Wagtail. (I Maclean)

Grochall (LIzard): 1 Yellow-browed Warbler,1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat and 1 Merlin. (I Maclean)

Trevean: 1 Firecrest and 1 Whinchat. (M Scott-Hams)

Nanjizal: 1 Hobby. (M Scott-Hams)

Poldice Mine, nr St Day: 9 Swallow. (A Nicholson)

Marazion: 11 Pale-bellied Brent still offshore. (DK Parker)

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Newquay: 1 Greenshank on Gannel Estuary and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler on Trethellan Lane. (S Rowe)

Sennen: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in gardens at Trembrase junction also 8 Crossbills over south. (L Thomson)

Lamorna: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler at engine sheds plus 2 Firecrests, Spotted Flycatcher and Coal Tit with another at Nancherrow. (L Thomson)

Polgigga: 2 Lapland Bunting at Carn-les-boel. (MD Wallace)

Porth Joke: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in trees by NT car park this pm. Also 1 Cetti’s Warbler,15 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 8 Goldcrest, 20 Long tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit and 2 Kingfisher. (S Rowe)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 4 Nuthatch, 2 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tits and 2 Jays in woods to the northwest.  Nuthatch, Jay and Coal Tit observed caching acorns. (K Dalziel)

Pendower valley: 50+ Swallows and 5 House Martins mobbing Sparrowhawk. (K Dalziel)

Crowan Reservoirs/Beacon: 34 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Teal, 17 Skylark southwest, 1 Wheatear and 17 Raven. (C Benton)

Godrevy Head: 1 Dartford Warbler. (A Harris)

MJS & DKP