Wednesday 6th September 2017

Late news, 2/9, Ludgvan: 1 Wryneck in private garden at Manwidden Vellanoweth, feeding on ants reported. (per R Menari)

Late news, 2/9, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 90 Mediterranean Gull. (S Lister)

Pendeen 07:30-16:00: 2 Cory’s Shearwater (08:30), 3 Great Shearwater, 1 juv Sabine’s Gull, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Leach’s Petrel,1 Storm Petrel, 10 Great Skua, 7 Arctic Skua, 2 Black Tern and 1 Arctic Tern. (I Grant + D Parker – until 11.00, and S Lister)  09:15-10:15: 1 Great Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Puffin, 6 Storm Petrel, steady stream of Manx Shearwater. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Kenidjack: 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 7 Chough. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Nanquidno: 2 Chough. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Levant seawatch 07:30-08:55: 1 Cory’s Shearwater (08:30), 2 Great Shearwater (08:20, 08:45), 4 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua. (M Scott-Ham)

Rame Head & Penlee: juv Yellow-legged Gull at Polhawn, 1 Wheatear, 13 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Blackcap. (P Aley)

Wiggle: 1 Tree Pipit. (P Aley)

Cremyl: 2 Sandwich Tern, ad w Mediterranean Gull. (P Aley)

Penryn River: 2 Black-tailed Godwit (in summer plumage), 2 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 1 Mediterranean Gull. 1 immature Green Woodpecker in tree near cemetery. (J St Ledger)

Black-tailed Godwit, John St Ledger

Green Woodpecker, John St Ledger

Lizard Point: 1 Cattle Egret with cattle by NT car park.

Marazion: Baird’s Sandpiper still on beach in afternoon. (M McKee)

Rock, ferry crossing: 8 Sanderling, 33 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Newquay (Porth): 2 Jackdaw, one with Shrew. (K Bowers)

Jackdaw, Kevin Bowers

Jackdaw, Kevin Bowers

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 2 Osprey opposite this evening. (S Rogers) Also at high tide roost: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Knot, 6 Sandwich Tern. (K Dalziel)

Fal-Ruan complex: 5.15 – 5.45pm 1 juv Osprey again. Prospecting to fish:  2 aborted swoops. Harassed by corvids in particular. (D Hall)

Downderry: 8 Balearic Shearwater and 7 Mediterranean Gull (all first year) flew west before 0810. (A Payne)

Whipsiderry nr Porth: 4 Corn Bunting. (S grose)

Mermaid pelagic this evening: 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 20+ Storm Petrel, 1 Grey Phalarope and 1 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Spicer)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 17 Dunlin, 6 Common Snipe, 7 Greenshank, 68 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 74 Teal, 1 Swift, 8 Cattle Egret. (B Bosisto)

River Camel, Wadebridge to Padstow: 21 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 3 Shelduck, 15 Mallard, 11 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Little Grebe, 12 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 27 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 20 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 80 Dunlin, 21 Redshank, 8 Greenshank, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 70 Curlew, c. 200 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 170 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 18 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 6 House Martin, 6 Swallow, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Magpie, 12 Jackdaw, 65 Carrion Crow, 3 Raven, 9 Starling, 36 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch. Also 5 Large White, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 8 Speckled Wood. (M Scawen et al.)

Siblyback Reservoir: 20+ Little Grebe. 20+ Pied Wagtails (12 in one location). (R Napp)

Little Grebe, Rick Napp

Torpoint: 1 Kingfisher and 1 juv Wheatear. (R Napp)

Kingfisher, Rick Napp

Wheatear, Rick Napp

Wheatear, Rick Napp

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