Sunday 8th October 2017

Late News, 07/10, Scillonian crossing pm: 100+ Balearic Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 10+ Sooty Shearwater, 10 Bonxie, 5 Arctic Skua (M Murphy, J Gearty)

Lizard Village: 1 Rose-coloured Starling by Lizard Argyle football pitch, then later at Croft Parc. (I Maclean, T Blunden, M Pass)

Church Cove: 3 Firecrest (I Maclean)

Caerthillean: 1 Vagrant Emperor. (I Maclean)

Kynance: 1 Richard’s Pipit over, 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present am, then flushed by Kestrel and flew high west, 5 Black Redstart in vicinity. (J Gearty)

Kenidjack:  2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (B Toms, M Curtis) Also 1 Firecrest. (T Fletcher) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at the sewage works, 1 Firecrest, 8 Chough, 15 Goldcrest. (R Veal)

Nanquidno: 6 Grey Wagtail, 1 Firecrest. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck opposite the coastguard cottages (C Urquart, M Pass, R Veal) Also 1 Ring Ouzel just before the lighthouse.

Cot Valley: 3 Firecrest. (C Urquart)

Porthgwarra: Ring Ouzel at Carn Scathe this morning. (M Wallace)
1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Firecrest, 20+ Goldcrest, 8+ Great Spotted Woodpecker and 5 Skylark. (R Veal)
1 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Snipe, 2 Chough, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 48 Meadow Pipit, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Firecrest, 16 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 6 Swallow, 52 Chaffinch, 9 Siskin, 2 Redpoll, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Ring Ouzel, 43 Skylark, 1 Woodlark and 3 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Land’s End: Ring Ouzel along the cycle track, Land’s End. (L Thomson)

Hayle Estuary RSPBLittle Stint, 2 Spotted Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper this morning. 29 Greylag Goose, 2 Gadwall, 1 Ruff, 58 Common Redshank, 14 Bar tailed Godwit, 1 Knot and 1 Black-necked Grebe this afternoon. (B Bosisto, http://www.choughjuniorbirding.blogspot.co.uk/ )

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 3 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Cormorant, 12 Teal, 22 Mallard, 30+ Canada Goose, 2 Buzzard, 3 Curlew, 4 Moorhen, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Wren and 5 Black-tailed Godwit. (K Bowers – photos)

Little Grebe Moorhen Cormorant
Canada Goose Teal Mallard

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 1 Canada Goose, 2 Cormorant,11 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 28 Mallard, 19 Tufted Duck, 93 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 3 Buzzard, 3 Raven, 37 Carrion Crow, 33 Jackdaw, 9 Magpie, 245 Starling,1 Wood Pigeon, 2 Blackbird, 7 Stonechat, 58 Meadow Pipit, 18 Pied Wagtail,1 Chaffinch, 28 Linnet, 3 Robin. (DA Conway/WeBS)

St. Agnes Head: 1 Short-eared Owl (D Eva)

Camel Estuary: 5 Cattle Egret at Pinkson creek. (D Julian)

Church Cove, Lizard: 4 Firecrest, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Swallow, 4 Skylark, 1 Grey Wagtail (J & D Chapman)

St Ives: 23 Turnstone, 14 Mediterranean Gull. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 15 Sanderling, 35 Turnstone, 23 Ringed Plover, 24 Dunlin. 4 Common Scoter in bay. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Hawkers Cove /Stepper Point: 4 Yellowhammer, 2 fem Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Wheatear, 1 Peregrine Falcon, Linnets, Goldfinches, Skylarks, Meadow pipits. (S Grose)

Land’s End Airfield: 200 Golden Plover flew over. (B Bosisto)

Pendeen: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Siskin in the churchyard. (B Bosisto)

Constantine: Whinchat and c50 Golden Plover (J. Chapman)

Crugmeer: 3 Stock Dove and 4 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Sancreed: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler along road at old dairy with 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest & 6 Goldcrest (D Flumm)

Marazion: 1 Arctic Tern, 3 Common Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 sum plum Great Northern Diver and 1 drake Common Scoter offshore this am. (R Veal)

Cotehele: 3 Firecrests in the gardens. (R Smaldon)

Windmill Farm: Gadwall, Firecrest, Wryneck, Snipe, Grey Heron, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaffs, Goldcrests, 3 Teal, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Buzzard, plus an Adder. All on CBWPS walk. Also a leucistic Robin singing at Jolly Town Farm. (D Wright)

Leucistic Robin – Dougy Wright

Gannel Estuary: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper and 89 Curlew. (S Grose)

Porth Joke: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 11 Blackcap, 20 Goldcrest, 16 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 12 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 24 Linnet, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20 Skylark and 6 Meadow Pipit. (S Rowe)

Trevedran: 60+ Swallows went over north towards St Buryan plus a single Sand Martin. (M Bishop)

Feock: 2 Mistle Thrushes agitating around Sparrowhawk. (K. Dalziel)

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