Friday 22nd September 2017

Late photos, 16/9, Loe Bar: 4 Grey Phalarope. (B Simpson, finder)

Grey Phalarope, Bill Simpson, (finder)

Grey Phalarope, Bill Simpson, (finder)

Grey Phalarope, Bill Simpson, (finder)

Grey Phalarope, Bill Simpson, (finder)

Late news, 18/9, Cape Cornwall: 9 Chough. (J Roberts)

Late photo, 19/9, Sennen: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper. (B Simpson, finder)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Bill Simpson, (finder)

Late news, 21/9, Trevescan: 1 Barn Owl quartering off footpath SE of Trevilley Farm at 18:30. (D & S Botting)

St Clement: 2 Cattle Egret with 5 Little Egret in field to the right of track to Menadews Farm from main road. (S Grose)

Towan Head, Newquay: 3 Chough this morning, 1 colour-ringed, black and white on left leg and red on right leg.  (M Lammas)

Ruan Lanihorne: Juv Purple Heron still around Sett Bridge this morning. (D Hall per S Gay)

Perranporth Beach: Lots of birds lingering offshore or drifting slowly west including, 250 Kittiwake, 100 Gannet, 7 Arctic Skua, 5 Manx Shearwater, 20 Sandwich Tern, 4 ‘Commic’ Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull, Razorbill and a Sanderling on the beach between 12:30 – 13:15. (T Wilson)

Torpoint: Osprey at 14:30 heading towards Plymouth Sound. (C Buckland , S Madge, M Beer)

Sennen: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still in ploughed field east of A30 and c200m south west of Escalls Chapel, cSW369266. (R Farnes)

Crowdy Reservoir: Spotted Sandpiper still on north bank near the dam, also 1 Common Sandpiper and 5 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Davidstow: 2 Juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still on the airfield. (J St Ledger)
Davidstow Airfield is an active airfield and we have been reminded that there is NO freedom to roam here and that cars must NOT drive onto the airfield at all. We have been advised that we can WALK onto the grassy areas, but not the runways. Cars should be parked alongside the road. Failure to comply, could lead to access being withdrawn altogether.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Grey Phalarope. (B Simpson) Also 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Little Stint, 60 Dunlin, c40 Ringed Plover and 4 Ruff. (P Freestone, S & P Rogers, DK Parker, T McGowan)

St Gothians NR: Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin. (S & P Rogers, T McGowan)

Gannel Estuary: 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 42 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Grey Heron and 13 Little Egret between 06:00 – 07:30. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 72 Curlew, 15 Snipe, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 109 Common Redshank, 20 Greenshank and 1 Green Sandpiper. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Camel Estuary: 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Chapel Point: 1 juv Arctic Skua, 1 juv Long tailed Skua, 4 Great Skua, 74 Manx Shearwater, 27 Kittiwake, 19 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Grey Phalarope and 1 juv Med Gull. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Rame: 5 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Guillemot, 2 Kittiwake and good numbers Great Black-backed Gulls. (C Buckland)

Bude: 9 Goldfinch, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Cormorant and 1 Peregrine (H Wilkins)

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise: Penzance Harbour: 1m Eider and 6 Dunlin. Penzance to Wolf Rock: 7 Manx Shearwater, 2 Great Skua and c12 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 5 Manx Shearwater, 2 Great Skua and c6 Common Dolphin. (DA Conway, MJ Spicer) Also reported on return journey today, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 balearic Shearwater and 8 Storm Petrel.

Penzance: 27 Goldfinch around nyger feeders in garden (a new high count). (T Mills)

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