Tuesday 26th September 2017

Late news, 25/9, Kynance Cove area: 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatears, 1 Chiffchaff. (D Collins)

Late news, 25/9, Soapy Cove Area: 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Wheatear. (D Collins)

Late news, 25/9, Ryan’s Field: 3 Knot. (S Turner)

Late photo, 24/9, Portscatho: 1 Grey Heron. (S Marshall)

Grey Heron, Steve Marshall

Land’s End: 70+ Meadow Pipit, 4 Yellow Wagtail (over), 1 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Jay, 2 Chough, 2 White Wagtail. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sennen: 1 juv Dotterel late afternoon with 2 Ringed Plover and 3 Ruff in ‘Buff-breast field’. (D&N Chown, B Hibbett, AD Mills, MJ Spicer)

Dotterel, Rod Farnes

Dotterel, Rod Farnes

Nanjizal: 152 birds ringed today including, 1 Willow Warbler, 17 Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest, 35 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 28 Blackcap. (K Wilson)

Kenidjack: 2 Firecrest, 1 Wheatear, 12 Chough. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Cot Valley: 5 Firecrest, 1-2 Pied Flycatcher. (N Wheatley)

Hayle Estuary: 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 19 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 1 Greenshank and 1 Kingfisher on Ryan’s Field. 1 Gadwall, 6 Greenshank, 1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Stoat on Lelant Saltings. (MJ Spicer) Also on Ryan’s field were 4 knot and 3 ruff.  (S Turner) 1 Great Egret on Lelant Saltings at 18:08. (R Creek)

Carnsew Pool: 2 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 3 circling Kestrels, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, 3 Little Egret. (B Oakes)

St Ives Island seawatch 5:05-5:50: c15 Cormorant, 3 Gannet, c10 Starling, c100 House Sparrow. (B Oakes)

Penzance Harbour: 1 Eider. (B Oakes)

Eider, Ben Oakes

Starling, Ben Oakes

Gannel Estuary: 3 Ruff, 120 Curlew, 5 Barwit, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin. (S Rowe)

Mawgan Porth: 2 Chough flew over at 18.45 heading NE.  (C Richards)

Rock, St Enodoc golf course: 25 Mediterranean Gull feeding on insects above. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary at Cant Hill: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Brent Goose, 3 Ringed Plover. (S Grose)

Rosenannon Downs: 17 Snipe, 50+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Grey Partridge, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Davidstow: 2 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present.

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Spotted Sandpiper showing well on the banks of the reservoir on the north side c. 400 yards from the car park. Also 3 Wheatear, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Raven over.  25+ Goldfinches, 15+ Linnets, 1 Mistle Thrush. (H Kendall & B Bryne) Video below  of the Spotted Sandpiper from Richard Augarde.

St Clement: Cattle Egret still at Menadews Farm. Also 1 Osprey at Heron Inn.

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 juv. Purple Heron still at Sett Bridge this evening.

Rame: 150+ Meadow Pipits at the head this morning. 1 Red -breasted Flycatcher on lower footpath behind coast guard cottages, flew to bottom garden but could not re-find it. 1 Pied Flycatcher and 1 Spotted Flycatcher in lane from church, 3 Firecrest and a good number of Goldcrest. Large numbers of Swallows and House Martins easting early morning. (C Buckland,  M Beer)

Kingsmill Lake: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Knot, 1 Snipe, 1 Sandwich Tern,  30+ Greenshank , 15 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher,  13 Black-tailed Godwit, and many gulls mostly Black-headed. (K Baum)

Maenporth; 1 Common Scoter (female) feeding just off the beach. (J St Ledger)

Walmsley: 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Black tailed Godwit, 1 Pintail, 1 Water Rail. (B Bosisto and  P Roseveare)

Bude: 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard and c12 Oystercatcher. (H Wilkins)

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