Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Pendeen: 1 m Surf Scoter flew past at 8.45, also 1 Cory’s Shearwater at 8.05.

Escalls, Sennen: 1 American Golden Plover, 1 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail (D Flumm, T Mills, D & N Chown) Also 1 Dunlin and 1 prob 1w Yellow-legged Gull. (D Chown, T Mills)

American Golden Plover, Dave Flumm

American Golden Plover, Tony Mills

Drift reservoir: 3 Cattle Egret flew in and settled 12:00 hrs (D Flumm) 3 Cattle Egret back at 15:00 and visible from the car park. (DK Parker)

Cattle Egret, Dave Parker

Sancreed: 3 Cattle Egret at Sellan Farm 14:45 hrs onwards – same as Drift earlier, 8 Skylark, 6 Goldcrest (D Flumm)

Drift: 1 Firecrest (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Cattle Egret, Black-necked Grebe, 4 Greenshank, 2 Ruff, 3 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Steel) Ryan’s Field: 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 28 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 29 Redshank and 4 Mediterranean Gull at high tide. (MJ Spicer)

Cot Valley: 3 Firecrest. (N Wheatley)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Buff-Breasted Sandpiper with Ringed Plover and Dunlin. (N Paul)

Nanjizal:  c120 ringed, mainly Meadow Pipit. Another 3 Firecrest, c.30 Blackcap and a Little Bunting. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra/ St Levan: 1 Ruff, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Siskin, 2 Whinchat, 6 Firecrest, 5 Willow Warbler. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 4 Firecrest, 21 Goldcrest, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Common Redstart, 2 Blackcap, 4+ Chough. (B Steel) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler below 60ft, 8+ Firecrest (2 in 60ft, 4+ in village & 2 in car park copse), 1 Reed Warbler, c20 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch, c60 Chaffinch, c50 Meadow Pipit, 1 Skylark, 3 Swallow, 2 Wheatear, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Jay, 3 Golden Plover and 2 Red Deer stags. (D Parker, L Proctor)

Porth Joke: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Swallow, 1 Cetti’s Warbler. 3 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 22 Goldcrest, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (S Rowe) Also 1 Peregrine and 1 large Grass Snake sunning itself in a hawthorn bush. (K Dalziel)

Grass Snake, Kate Dalziel

Whipsiderry: 3 Corn Bunting, 1 Peregrine falcon. (S Grose)

Rosewall Hill: 4 Kestrel plus 2 Wheatear, many Buzzards in the area. (C Richards, P Greenstreet)

Egloshayle: 1 Bar-headed Goose and 1 m Stonechat. (C Davies)

Bar-headed Goose, Charlie Davies

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only):  9 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Little Stint, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Lapwing this evening. (P Roseveare)

Penzance: An early Red-throated Diver close in off Chyandour, also male Eider. (P St Pierre)

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