Late news 24/9 Drift Reservoir: 2 juvenile Great Crested Grebes observed in mock-courtship and mating behaviour, “They started off swimming around together, then a short bout of head shaking before shuffling up onto the mud and play-mating. This was followed by another bout of head shaking before swimming off.” (L Proctor)
Great Crested Grebes, L Proctor
Bude: 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail and 7 Turnstone. (H Wilkins)
Land’s End: 4 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat on Treeve Moor. (P Taylor & H Mitchell)
St Erth: 1 Osprey over west at 11:30. (MJ Spicer)
Stithians Reservoir: 1 Osprey at 07:45. (K Martindale) Also 1 Little Stint, 2 Grey Plover, 10 Wheatear. (D Eva)
Gwithian: juv Rose-coloured Starling still in fields west of Towan Chalets with c.150 Common Starling. Also 1 Reed Bunting. (R Veal, DK Parker)
St Gothian Sands LNR: 5 (3 imm) Tufted Duck, c.220 Canada Goose, 1 Skylark. (R Veal)
Kenidjack Valley: 1 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap, 4 Chough. (R Veal)
Lizard, Soapy Cove: 1 Wryneck and 1 Dartford Warbler. (D Wright)
Wryneck, D Wright
Hayle: 4 Knot, 32 Bar tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 5 Grey Plover, 2 Pintail. (D.Eva)
Kingsmill Lake, Tamar Estuary: 1 Knot, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 10 Green and 20 Redshank, 2 Sandwich Tern and 1 Osprey (at 3:45 and 4:45). (M Beer)
Camel Estuary: Dalmatian Pelican present still. (M Scawen)
Gannel Estuary: juv Baird’s Sandpiper in evening below California Hotel. Also 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Grey Plover. (S Rowe)
Newquay, Towan Head (07.45-08.45): 24 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Manx Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 2 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Sandwich Tern, 7 Arctic Tern, c.1400 Gannet, several auks. (S Rowe)
Davidstow Airfield: Pectoral Sandpiper present again in afternoon. Also 7 Ringed Plover. (S & PM Rogers) Also Rose Coloured Starling again.
Pectoral Sandpiper, Steve Rogers
Pendeen Watch: 3 Great Shearwater, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 40 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Grey Phalarope, 2 Arctic Skua , 7 Great Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua,1 Common Scoter, 16 Sandwich Tern, 18 Commic Tern, 1 Med Gull and 2 Sabine’s Gull between 07:15 & 12.00. (R.Augarde, R.Wilkins, B.Mellow, J.Ryan, P.St Pierre)
Truro River: 1 Osprey and 1 Spoonbill from Sunny Corner. (R Augarde, R & L Wilkins, B.Mellow)
Porthgwarra: 1 Corncrake and 1 Wryneck reported.
Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.
Towan Head: 24 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Storm Petrel.
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