Saturday 17th October 2015

Land’s End: 1 Dusky Warbler, 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling, 1 Short-eared Owl, Merlin and Red Kite over. (S Rogers et al.)

Kenidjack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Fieldfare and 15 Chough. (S Rogers et al.) Also 1 Radde’s Warbler (heard only).

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 juv Spoonbill, 1 2w Ring-billed Gull, 3+ Med Gull and 3+ Bar-tiled Godwit on Lelant Saltings. 1m Bullfinch and 5+ Grey Wagtail on Ryan’s Field.. 7+ Little Grebe and 2 Kingfisher on Carnsew Basin. (R Veal)

Nanquidno: 1 Firecrest, 6 Redwing and 3 Crossbill. Chough seen everyday between 3rd & 17th always a local pair on 4 days with a third bird. Maximum counts 9 on 3rd, 13 on 4th, 9 on 6th, 7 on 12th including 1 un-ringed bird, 6 on 15th. (A Rosier)

College Reservoir: 1 Shoveler, 5 Teal, 10 Wigeon and 22 Coot. (D Eva)

Porthgwarra: 1 Red Kite 1145-1205hrs then north. 6 Kestrel, 2 Short-eared Owl, 11 Golden Plover, 40 Skylark, 50 Meadow Pipit, 3 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 2 Firecrest and 20 Long-tailed Tit. (DS Flumm – photo)

Red Kite over Porthgwarra 17 Oct (7)

Sancreed: 1 Merlin, 1 Snipe, 2 Stonechat, 1 Firecrest, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap, 10 Redwing. (DS Flumm)

Drift: 1 Red Kite east 1430-1435hrs. (DS Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only):  1 Mute Swan, 2 Muscovy Duck, 1 Mandarin, 3 Wigeon, 29 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 10 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 16 Black-headed Gull, 25 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 638 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Chiffchaff and 3 Goldcrest. (DK Parker)

St Just: 3w American Herring Gull at Jericho Farm. (M Ahmad – photos)

American Herring Gull 1  Jericho Farm Cornwall M Ahmad 171015 American Herring Gull 2 Jericho Farm Cornwall M Ahmad 171015
American Herring Gull 3 Jericho Farm Cornwall M Ahmad 171015 American Herring Gull 4 Jericho Farm Cornwall M Ahmad 171015

Windmill Farm: 250+ Fieldfare over. Also 1 American Golden Plover on Predannack airfield, viewed from the reserve. (T Thirlaway, I Maclean) Please note this is a MOD controlled airfield with strictly no public access, if there are any further instances of trespass, news will not be released from this site, you have been warned! Eds

Lizard Village: 1 adut Rose-coloured Starling. (I Maclean)

Church Cove: 2 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Kynance Cove: 1 Fieldfare, 2 Dartford Warbler. (I Maclean)

Rame Head: 1 Wheatear and 1 Ring Ouzel. (M Beer)

Polhawn: 5 Mediterranean Gull on the rocks. (M Beer)

St Levan: Red Kite over at 11:40, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 late Sedge Warbler. (MD Wallace)

Cot: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest. (S Rogers et al.)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1f Scaup and 1 Firecrest. (AJ Bond)

Newlyn: 1 Firecrest at Sandy Cove.

Dodman Point: 1 Short-eared Owl.

Penberth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

MJS & DKP