Friday 20th October 2017

Late News, 20/10, Kingsmill Lake: 34 Greenshank, 1 Pintail, 1 Sandwich Tern (J Cole, M Beer, M Northey).

Sennen: 1 Short-toed Lark again in field west of Escalls Chapel.

Dozmary Pool: 1 ad m Ring-necked Duck. (P St Pierre)

Constantine: 1 f/Imm Black Redstart in scrubby field at NW of village (J Chapman)

Sancreed: 89 Golden Plover, 2 Firecrest, 9 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Merlin, male Snow Bunting for second day (D Flumm)

Snow Bunting, Dave Flumm

Snow Bunting, Dave Flumm

Land’s End: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Bullfinch over, 2 Chough, 4 Skylark. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cowlishaw)

Nanquidno: 1 Firecrest, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chough. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cowlishaw) 1 Woodlark at Boscregan Farm near Nanquidno. (Hopefully the first returning wintering bird; 15 wintered 2015-16 & 6 wintered 2016-17) N Wheatley)

Hayle Estuary: Spoonbill still on Ryan’s Field at 13:20. (D Helliar) Also Spotted Redshank and Little Stint on Ryan’s Field. (P St Pierre)

Pendeen: Common Redstart, Ring Ouzel & Firecrest at the church. Firecrest at Calartha farm. Snow Bunting in off the sea early morning. (L Thomson)

Redstart, Lewis Thompson

Nanjizal: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler ringed, bringing the total to 22 ringed this Autumn. (K Wilson) Also Woodlark at Boscregan Farm.

Par: 1 Pink-footed Goose at par pond with Canada Geese. (I Stewart)

Towan Head: 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater, also a few Gannet and Auk 07:45-08:15. (S Rowe)

Malpas: 2 Spoonbill again. (M Costa)

Rame: 9 Firecrest, 15 Goldcrest, Siskin, Black Redstart, Mediterranean Gull and flock of 9 Bullfinch heading high SE over Penlee. (P Aley)

Whipsiderry: 3 Corn Bunting, 3 Reed Bunting, 3 Chough, 1 Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Kenidjack: 1 Spotted Flycatcher still present, 2 Firecrest, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Chough and 1 Peregrine. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Lizard Point (seawatch, 08:00-09:30 & 15:30-16:30):  c35 Balearic Shearwater, 20 Mediterranean Gull, 23 Common Scoter. (I Maclean, S Votier)

Lizard Lighthouse: 1 Woodlark over, 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Housel Bay: 1 Hawfinch, 1 Whinchat.  (I Maclean)

Church Cove:  2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 10 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

St Levan Churchtown: Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, Whinchat in field north of church. 

Penberth Cove: Yellow-browed Warbler.

Botallack: Snow Bunting at Botallack Head.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Garganey again.

Watchcroft: 1 Wheatear; 2 Great Tit.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Greenshank from Stuart Hutchings Hide. (D Chaney, S Williams)

Greenshank, Steve Williams

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