Friday 14th October 2016

Late news, 12/10, Penryn Campus, Falmouth: 1 Red Kite flew east over at 08:50. (B Porter)

Late news, 13/10, Devoran: Spotted Redshank still, juv Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Knot, 45 Black-tailed Godwit & 13 Bar-tailed Godwit, 118 Curlew, 23 Dunlin. (B Porter, B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Late news, 13/10, Tresillian: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Late news, 13/10, Lizard: 1 Common Snipe, 2 Stock Dove, 18 Woodpigeon, 3 Chough, 35 Skylark, 37 Swallow, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 3 Redwing, 6 Song Thrush, 23 Starling, 2 Grey Wagtail, 41 Pied Wagtail, 159 Meadow Pipit, 4 Reed Bunting, 73 Chaffinch, 3 Bullfinch, 13 Greenfinch, 3 Siskin, 18 Goldfinch and 55 Linnet. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Late News, 13/10, Stithians Reservoir: 1 Pintail, 1 Shoveler, 68 Wigeon, 1 Tufted Duck and 1 Dunlin. 2 colour-ringed birds, a Herring Gull W:001 (ringed in Falmouth) and a Cormorant ( TBY – ringed in St Ives ). Also 1 possible hybrid drake Wigeon x American Wigeon. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Late News, 13/10, Nanjizal: 1 Dusky Warbler trapped and ringed.

Millbrook Lake: 1 1w Bonaparte’s Gull reported. (S Madge)

East Kennack Sands, The Lizard: Brent Goose (hrota), imm, on beach. Drinking from freshwater stream, then wandering the tideline. (M&A Lord)

Nanquidno: 1 Firecrest , 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 5 Coal Tit in off sea, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Merlin, 4 Chough, 5 Grey Plover south, 4 Golden Plover south east, 7 Gadwall flew east over airfield, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Wryneck in scrub and scrubby pines between Airfield and turning to Gurland Farm. (A Rosier)

Gwithian Green LNR: Yellow-browed Warbler at the back of Gwithian churchyard. (P Fraser)

Hayle Estuary:  1 Grey Plover, 6 Redshank, 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Turnstone, 8 Greylag Geese over, 2 Greenshank. (J Evans) Ryan’s Field: 25 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag Geese, 3 Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher. (K.Bowers)

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Kingfisher fishing sequence, K Bowers

Land’s End: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, (1 Treeve Moor, 2 in car park bushes), 1 Black Redstart, 6 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear & 2 Bullfinch. (L Thomson) c.100 Meadow Pipit, 20+ alba Wagtail, 7 Skylark. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) 1 – 2 Yellow-browed Warbler heard in Swingates area, and there was one Wheatear at Treeve Moor and 2 Blackcap. (PJ Smale) Wryneck still on cycle track.

Porthgwarra: 2 Woodlark over, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in Sallows by halfway wall and another in doctor’s garden. (M Wallace)

Sennen: 2 Cattle Egret in fields by radar station. Probable Pied Wheatear reported on road, then flew. (K Wilson)

Rame: Pallas’s Warbler Penlee NR by dell. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers. 1 Lapland Bunting in first stubble field on left along Military Road.

Porthcurno: 2 Firecrest.

St Agnes Head: Short-toed Lark still in car park west of New Downs. (M Barker)

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Short-toed Lark, M Barker

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R Augarde

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P Taylor

 

Short-toed Lark video by John Chapple

Short-toed Lark video by Richard Augarde

Cot Valley: 1 Black Redstart at Porth Nanven.

Kestle Barton: 1 Hobby getting mobbed by finches over fields behind orchard. (R Doggart)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 m & 4 f Shoveler, 6 f Pintail, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Water Rail, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Stonechat, 30+ Teal, 20+ Wigeon, 2 Red Fox, 1 Hare. (A Piper)

Rinsey Head to Trewavas Cliff: 1 Peregrine, 1 Wheatear, 3 Skylark and 3 Chough, 2 Kestrel, 1 Stonechat. (R Teague, A James)

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Kestrel, A James

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Stonechat, A James

Rock: Dalmatian Pelican still on Camel Estuary. (J Weatherhead) Also Black-necked Grebe.

Kynance Cove: 2 Dartford Warblers, 1 Whinchat, 1 Marsh Harrier (imm f), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzards, 1 Ring Ouzel (imm), 2 Kestrels, 1 Goldfinch,  20+ Stonechats. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Siblyback Reservoir: 4 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Stint, 1 Kingfisher, 300+ Canada Geese. (P Stidwill)

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Kingfisher

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Dunlin

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Ringed Plover

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Little Stint

All Photos, P Stidwill

Kenidjack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler & 1  Lesser Whitethroat (seen briefly) in Donkey paddock by last house at 16:30. (D Helliar)

Porth Head, Newquay: 1 Chough. (H Leivers)

Swanpool, Falmouth: 1 Firecrest and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in willows by the car park. (T Phelps)

College Reservoir: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper still, 3 Snipe and 1 Marsh Tit. (T Phelps)

RSPB Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 Manx Shearwater, 152 Gannet, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great Skua, 60 Herring Gull, 11 Great Black-backed Gull, 9 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill and 35 auk sp. (BT Craven, DK Parker)

RSPB Wildlife Cruise, Wolf Rock to Penzance: 21 Gannet, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 4 Herring Gull. (BT Craven, DK Parker)

Goss Moor: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 16 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Wren, 2 Long-tailed Tits, 33 Blue Tits, 4 Coal Tits, 8 Great Tits, 3 Robin, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Blackcap, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Dunnock and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker trapped and ringed. Retraps included: 3 Goldcrest, 3 Robins, and 2 Long-tailed Tits. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Brew Pool: Iberian Chiffchaff late afternoon.

Sennen Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Esthers Field.

Nanjizal: 4 Yellow-browed Warbler trapped and ringed.

Mousehole: 1w Caspian Gull on St Clement’s Island roost.

pt & dkp (tdm)