Wednesday 4th October 2017

Flushing rare birds: the juvenile Purple Heron which had taken up residence for the last couple of weeks in the reedbed at Sett Bridge was flushed yesterday by a birder walking up through the habitat. That heron hasn’t been seen today at all. This should be a reminder to us all to respect all wildlife, give them their space, and if you want to see a rarity just be a little more patient, don’t go charging in. (tdm)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still. 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 Failure to comply could lead to access being withdrawn altogether.

Constantine, nr Falmouth: 1 Whinchat, 14 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Stock Dove. (J Chapman)

Land’s End: 1 Turtle Dove on wires behind Treeve Moor House, 1 Common Snipe on Treeve Moor. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)  Also c150 Meadow Pipit plus 1 Merlin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel and 4 Buzzard at Treeve Common. (DK Parker)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Lapwing, 4 Wigeon, 1 Snipe. (D Chaney, G Adams)

St Levan: 4 Firecrest, 10+ Goldcrest, 2 Pied Fly, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Whinchat. (B Steel)

Cot Valley: 4+ Firecrest,14 Siskin (first of the season) north. Wryneck present in same hedge, same bush as 6 days ago at Boscregan Farm. (N Wheatley)

Downderry: 12 Balearic Shearwater, 20 Common Scoter, 2 Arctic Skua, 4 Kittiwake and a Great Northern Diver flew past before 08:30. (A Payne)

Porthcurno: 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Bullfinch and 1 Jay. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 17 Cattle Egret and 2 Ruff. (L Proctor, P Freestone) Carnsew Basin: 1 Black-necked Grebe.

Rosenannon Downs: 96 Meadow Pipit, 6 Snipe, 1 Merlin, 26 Skylark. (S Grose)

Lesceave Cliffs, Rinsey: Kestrel, Buzzard, Stonechats, 2 Chough over. (C Richards)

Marazion beach: 10 Brent Geese. (V Skilton)

Brent Geese, Vic Skilton

Rosudgeon: 1 Lapwing over. (MJ Spicer)

Porthgwarra: 4 Firecrest, 23 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 4 Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 4 Golden.Plover over, 3 Water Rail. (B Steel)

Nanjizal: 198 ringed. 66 Blackcap, 42 Goldcrest, 17 Firecrest, Willow Warbler, 28 Chiffchaff, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Yellow-browed Warbler. (K Wilson)

St Levan Churchtown: 4 Firecrest, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat.

Nanquidno: 1 Wryneck at Boscregan Farm.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Firecrest.

Kenidjack: 2 Firecrest.

Pendeen: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Geevor Mine.

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 juv Little Stint.

River Camel, Wadebridge to Padstow: 1 Mute Swan, c.200 Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 1 Shelduck, 5 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 8 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 11 Grey Heron, 33 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 5 Buzzard, 75 Oystercatcher, 9 Ringed Plover, 2 Lapwing, 30 Dunlin, 1 Common sandpiper, 1 Curlew sandpiper, 25 Redshank, 15 Greenshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 130 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, c.300 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, c.120 Mediterranean Gull, 150 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 50 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Wood Pigeon, 4 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Magpie, 1 Jay, 5 Jackdaw, 70 Carrion Crow, 7 Starling,5 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood. (M. Scawen et al.)

Late photos, 3/10, Sennen, near Eschalls chapel.

1stW Yellow-legged Gull, Dave Chown

Ruff, Dave Chown

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