Wednesday 28th September 2016

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 1 Baird’s Sandpiper relocated on far side 200 mt’s down from picnic area under trees. (M Lammas) Also 115 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 13 Bar-tailed Godwit. (S Rowe) Porth Joke: 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, c.100 Goldfinch, 18 Long-tailed Tit, 20 Meadow Pipit. (S Rowe)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill over and 1 Kingfisher. (A James) Also 5 Knot, c40 Bar-tailed Godwit. (R Veal) Estuary:1 Spoonbill, 11 Little Egret, 9 Pintail, 1 Gadwall, 3 Greenshank, 10+ Grey Plover, 5 Knot, 23 Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel and 1 Kingfisher (J Rankin, R Veal, D Parker) Plus ad Bald Eagle (complete with jesses) from Paradise Park. (J Rankin, D Parker)  Carnsew Basin: 21 Sandwich Tern, 2 Turnstone, 1 Common Sandpiper. (R Veal)

ajames_kingfisher_280916Kingfisher, photomontage, Alan James
JRankin_BaldEagle_280916Bald Eagle, Jonny Rankin
spoonbill-hayle-estuary-cornwall-28916-dk-parkerSpoonbill, Dave Parker

Padstow, Camel Estuary:Dalmatian Pelican on the sand bar in harbour, at 15.30 flew off towards Rock. (H Kendall, B Bryne, R Beviss) Wadebridge to Padstow, Camel Trail: 1 Dalmatian Pelican, 9 Cormorant, 10 Grey Heron, 40 Little Egret, 25 Mute Swan, 140 Canada Goose, 4 Shelduck, 15 Mallard, 12 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 4 Moorhen, 50 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 9 Grey Plover, 1 Lapwing, 4 Knot, 25 Dunlin, 9 Common Sandpiper, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 25 Redshank, 12 Greenshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Bar-tailed Godwit, 80 Curlew, c.200 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Lesser black-backed Gull, 80 Great black-backed Gull, 50 Herring Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 12 Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 15 Jackdaw, 30 Rook, 70 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 1 Starling, 25 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch. (M Scawen)

Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) on the Camel

Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) on the Camel

Dalmatian Pelican, Mike Scawen

RBeviss_DalmatianPelican_280916Dalmatian Pelican, Roy Beviss

Bude: 1 Kingfisher, 1 juv Ringed Plover, 9 Turnstone, 1 Grey Wagtail and 5+ Rock Pipit (H Wilkins)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel still at Boat Cove at 4pm. Also 1 Eurasian Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 5 Little Egret, 10 Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin. (P&H + S Cowlishaw)

Gwithian: 1 Rose-coloured Starling at Towans Chalets. (J Rankin)

JRankin_RCStarling_280916Rose-coloured Starling JRankin_RCStarling2_280916Jonny Rankin

Porthgwarra: 1 Serin at Trevean Pool, then flew towards Faraway Cottage, also 1 Wryneck still north of stonewall. (M Wallace) Also 1 Red-backed Shrike still at bottom end of Porth Loe. Also 10+ Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker around the village. (DK Parker)

Sennen: 1 Richard’s Pipit still in fields south of the school. (DK Parker)

Kenidjack: 1, perhaps 2 Wryneck just beyond last house.

Marazion: 7 pale-bellied Brent Geese still off Red River. (DK Parker) Also 1 Great Skua flew along the seafront at 14:30. (P St Pierre)

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