Saturday 30th September 2017

Late news, 29/9, Coverack: House Martins fledged their first brood of the
year at Little Treleaver. (J Foster)

Late news, 29/9, Scillonian RSPB wildlife cruise: Penzance to Wolf Rock, 393 Gannet, 5 Great Black backed Gull, 9, Guillemot, 1, Razorbill, 1 Sandwich Tern, 18 Common Dolphin and 2 Harbour Porpoise. (V Stratton, B Craven, M Jones)

Late news, 29/9, Scillonian RSPB wildlife cruise: 321 Gannet (including 2 feeding frenzies over Dolphins), 31 Manx Shearwater, 13 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Puffin, 11 Razorbill, 4, Guillemot, 2 Kittiwake, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 32 Herring Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 pale phase Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 10 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver (summer plumage) and 3 Turnstone. Also 1 Blue-finned Tuna, 1 Atlantic Grey Seal and 29 Common Dolphin. (V Stratton, B Craven, M Jones)

Late news, 29/9, Davidstow Airfield: Ringed Plover, ringed at Giske Ornithological Station, Norway, 6th September, a distance of 1464km. (C Townend)

Late news, 29/9, Nanjizal: 66 birds ringed inc. 11 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Firecrest, 9 Goldcrest ,6 Blackcap, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and a re-trapped Icterine Warbler. (K Wilson)

Late news, 29/9, Pendeen 14:30-16:00: 12 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Bonxie, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Black Tern. (P Bright Thomas)

Late photo, 27/9, Porthgwarra:

Firecrest – John Elvin

Late photo, 29/9, Ryan’s Field, Hayle Estuary:

Cattle Egrets – John Elvin

Cot Valley: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (L Proctor)

Sennen: Juv American Golden Plover, Dotterel, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 3 Wheater, 50+ Pied Wagtail, 2 Mediterranean Gull (inc. One with green colour ring) and 5 Common Buzzard. (J Hawkey)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Cattle Egret, 10+ Little Egret, 10+ Greylag, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit and Curlew on Ryan’s Field. (R Castillo Nicholls – video) 42 Sandwich Tern (inc 6 ringed individuals of which 3 also had a colour ring on left leg. One yellow colour ring, a green colour ring and another with white colour ring), juv. Grey Plover, 10 Bar-tailed Godwits, Greenshank and 27 Mediterranean Gull. (J Hawkey) 2 imm Spoonbill dropped in at 13:35, 2 Grey Plover, 3 Ruff on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal) 1 Cattle Egret, 2 imm Spoonbill, 1 1w Med Gull, 4 Ruff, 2 Kingfisher, c20 Bar-tailed Godwit & Black-tailed Godwit. (J & D Chapman)

 

Cattle Egrets – Rowena Castillo Nicholls

Davidstow airfield: 3 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still. Also 2 Yellow-legged Gull (adult and 3 year bird). (AC Robinson)

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.

Crowdy Reservoir: Spotted Sandpiper still present on south side late afternoon. (AC Robinson)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 juv Purple Heron still at Sett Bridge. (D Stone)

Polgigga: 2 Firecrest and 2 Spotted Flycatcher along the private road/public footpath near Bosistow Farm. (R Creek)

St Ives: 1 Little Egret in the harbour. (C Oates)

Chapel Point, Mevagissey: 6 Balearic Shearwater, 1 ad Med Gull, 10 Chiffchaff, 7 Goldcrest, 5 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark and 1 Wheatear. (B Bosisto)

Sancreed: 26 Golden Plover, 1 Swallow, 40 Meadow Pipit and 8 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Stithians: 2 Lapwing, 4 Wigeon, 10 Little Grebe. (D Eva)

Tresemple Pool: 16 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Dunlin. (D Eva)

Lizard: Osprey flew south over Kynance Rd at 10:30. (J Foster)

Windmill Farm: 12 Golden Plover and 1 Ruff this morning. (D Wright)

Helston: 3 Firecrest north of Loe Pool (walk from car park to boardwalk, back along Nansloe track). (B & J Bowler)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Firecrest along St Michaels Way. (R Veal)

Newlyn beach: 3 Sandwich Tern, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Heron and 13 Sanderling. (S Grose)

Gorran Haven: Wryneck in scrub on east side of Dodman Point at 12:20.

Penzance: 2 Firecrest in private garden. (R Phillips)

Porthgwarra: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (M Wallace)

St Levan: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (M Wallace)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 39 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

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