Friday 1st September 2017

Late news, 31/8, Mount’s Bay (kayak): 1 Sooty Shearwater off Tater-du, 1 Balearic Shearwater off Mousehole. c10 Common Dolphin off St Michael’s Mount. (R Kirkwood)

Common Dolphins, Rupert Kirkwood

Balearic Shearwater, Rupert Kirkwood

Late news, 31/8 Davidstow Airfield: 1 Black Redstart photographed on the Flying Club roof. (C Selway)

Porthgwarra: 1 Golden Oriole in Sallows by stonewall pool at 08:30, 1 Marsh Harrier, 16 Wheatear, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 8 Tree Pipit, 3 Willow Warbler and 1 Reed Warbler. (M Wallace). Golden Oriole seen again at 11:10, flew toward pines at west end of Three Chimneys track. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R&I Archer)

Land’s End – Sennen: 2 Kestrel, 3 Peregrine, 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, hybrid Hooded Crow. (P Taylor, H Mitchell). 1 Wryneck at east end of Land’s End car park. (R Archer)

Wryneck, Phil Taylor

Nanjizal: 154 birds ringed, inc 19 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 46 Sedge Warbler, 41 Blackcap, 8 Whitethroat, 8 Reed Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Common Redstart. (K Wilson)

New Polzeath: 1 Wryneck on coast path, plus 140+ Mediterranean Gull with 400 Black-headed Gull on beach. (C Selway)

Hayle Estuary: 2 Spoonbill.

Devoran: 1 Osprey with blue ring on left leg at 06:50, Spoonbill opp Point Quay at 06:45. (R Loader). Osprey later seen fishing successfully at 14:30 (D Eva), also 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 15 Oystercatcher, 4 Sandwich Tern. (D Eva)

Rock: 86 Sandwich Tern, 11 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Ringed Plover at Porthilly Point. Many more Terns feeding between Porthilly and Padstow harbour. (S Grose)

Gannel estuary /Crantock beach: 3 Ringed Plover, 13 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 6 Bullfinch and 1 Mediterranean Gull. Also 5 Sandwich Tern feeding below the Bowgie Inn. (S Grose)

Hannafore to Portnadler Bay: 1 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher (flying over field), 12 Oystercatcher, 2 Mallard, 2 Stonechat, 1 Turnstone, 2 Wheatear (on rocks by edge of sea), Meadow Pipits, numerous Swallows. Butterflies – Meadow Brown, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Small Copper, Clouded Yellow, Holly Blue. (C&J Duffy)

East Looe River: 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 10 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan. (C&J Duffy)

Nanquidno: 1 Blackcap, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Longrock Beach: 29 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 15 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover. (P St Pierre) Also 2 Wheatear. (C Richards)

RSPB Marazion Marsh, Longrock Pool: 1 Garganey, 1 Teal. (P St Pierre)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Water Rail seen and another heard, 2 Teal and 2 Yellow Wagtail over. (R Veal)

Rame: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 37 Wheatear, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff,1 White Wagtail, Cirl Buntings, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Ringed Plover over. Hundreds of Swallow on the wing. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Lizard Village: 1 Melodious Warbler. (D Collins)

Old Lizard Head: 9 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Wheatear, 1 Sand Martin. (D Collins)

Walmsley Sanctuary, 11:00 – 14:00: c70 Dunlin, c36 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 2 Glossy Ibis, 2 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 1 singing Sedge Warbler, 1 Peregrine caused havoc by having two or three goes at the waders! (R Butts) Also 2 adult and 2 juv Spotted flycatcher for a second day. (C Selway)

Gwithian: 3 Swift, 1 House Martin, numerous Sand Martin. (R Loader)

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise: Penzance to Wolf Rock. 11 Common Scoter, 1 drake Eider, 3 Fulmar, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 320 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 100 Gannet, 1 Kittiwake, 3 Great Black-backed Gull and 3 Guillemot. Also 16 Common Dolphin. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer) Wolf Rock to Penzance: 3 Fulmar, 625 Manx Shearwater, 180 Gannet, 2 Shag, 3 Kittiwake, 1 Med Gull, 78 Herring Gull, 151 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Guillemot and 4 Turnstone. Also 4 Common Dolphin. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Torpoint: Great Spotted Woodpecker. Also Sparrowhawk attacking sparrows in private garden. (R Napp)

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Rick Napp

Davidstow Airfield: 2 Black Redstart (1 full summer plumage), White Wagtail, Peregrine, Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, 2 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 40 Meadow Pipit and 1 Chaffinch. (A Bond)

Crowdy: 1 white headed, white breasted Buzzard in plantation by Crowdy Reservoir. (A Bond)

Trevalga: 20+ Rock Pipit on cliff top by Long and Short Islands. Also 8 Chiffchaff and 1 Moorhen by Trevalga Church. (A Bond)

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