Saturday 14th October 2017

Late news, 13/10, RSPB Scillonian III wildlife cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock & return: 12 Kittiwake, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 26 Gannet, 3 Arctic Skua, 12 Guillemot, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Harbour Porpoise, 6 Common Dolphin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Late news, 13/10, RSPB Scillonian III wildlife cruise, Wolf Rock to St Mary’s & return: 42 Gannet, 4 Great Skua, 5 Guillemot, 1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Puffin, 2 Razorbill, 1 Arctic Skua. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Water Rail, 3 Little Grebe, 5 Coot, 6 Snipe, 2 Grey Heron and 2 Cayuga Ducks. (S Grose)

Par Docks: 12 Canada Geese standing on the roof of one the dock buildings! (S Grose)

Mullion Cove: pair of Goldcrest, troupe of Long-tailed Tits and female Grey Wagtail in a private garden. (J Allely)

Porthgwarra: 1 Bearded Tit heard only, flying over at 09:15. (R Veal, M Ahmad) 1 1w Red-breasted Flycatcher first seen in willows below Doctor’s Garden then made its way up the valley. (R Veal, M Pass) Also Hawfinch late morning. (M Pass)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 14 Mallard, 5 Teal, 1 Garganey, 3 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 45 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 2+ Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat, 26 Meadow Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Polgigga: Turtle Dove on wires at Lower Bosisto. (MD Wallace)

Penryn Campus: 4 Firecrest. (J Chapman)

Goss Moor: 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Mistle Thrush and 6 Redwing. (S Grose)

Trevose Head: 9 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap and 14 Blackbird. (B Bosisto)

Camel Estuary: 24 Wigeon, 2 Golden Plover, 25 Ringed Plover,  24 Dunlin and 1 Firecrest. (B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 drake Pintail, 1 Peregrine, 27 Golden Plover, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (B Bosisto)

Caerthillian: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Merlin. (D Eva)

Church Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Eva, I Maclean) Also 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Lizard Village: 1 Hawfinch. (D Collins, D Eva, I Maclean) Also 1 Turtle Dove. (I Maclean) The same or another Turtle Dove seen nearby. (J Chapple)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Lapland Bunting over. (I Maclean)

Kynance: 1 Hawfinch flew N over Kynance Road. (T Blunden)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 2 Tawny Owls calling at 04:00, plus 1 Swallow in the afternoon. (B Toms)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Water: 12 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Spotted Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 34 Bar-tailed Godwit, 32 Med Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Kingfisher. Carnsew Pool: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin. Ryan’s Field: 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank. Copperhouse Creek: 1 Greenshank, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Med Gull. (D Flumm, AR Kitson)

St Gothian Sands: 14 Tufted, 4 Teal and 2 Stonechat. (D Flumm, AR Kitson)

Predannack Downs: Merlin this afternoon. (D Wright)

Merlin – Dougy Wright

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Dipper, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 Blackcap and 3 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Calenick Creek: 2 Spoonbill, 8 Greenshank. (A Nicholson)

Tresillian River, Tresillian to St Clement: 7 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher. (A Nicholson)

Tresmple Pool: Great Crested Grebe, Kingfisher. (A Nicholson)

Rame Head: 1 Hobby over at midday. (C Buckland)

Torpoint West Muds: 2 summer plumage Red-throated Diver, 55 Turnstone, 420 Wigeon. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Cattle Egret, 13 Little Egret at Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

Loe Pool: 1 Firecrest, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Water Rail, 10 Great Crested Grebe including 1 immature (the second immature seen previously at the Eastern end of the pool was not seen or heard today), 2 Kingfisher, 3 Moorhen including 1 immature, 181 Herring Gull, 21 Cormorant. (G Adams)

Kenidjack: 1 Firecrest. (JD Swann)

Cot Valley: 1 FIrecrest. (D Helliar)

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