Sunday 22nd October 2017

Late News, 21/10, Hannafore: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Wheatear, 1 Sanderling and 1 Mediterranean Gull ( M Beer)

Malpas, Truro:Spoonbill across from Sunny Corner 10:20. (M Costa)

St Ives Island seawatch 08:30 – 10:15: 27 Bonxie, 22 Arctic Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua; 2 Leach’s Petrel, 20 Common Scoter (11,9); 1 Balearic Shearwater; 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red- throated Diver, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (J Hawkey) St Ives Seawatch 8:30 – 9:45: 4 Pomarine Skua heading west, 7 Great Skua, 1 ad Great Northern Diver just offshore from St Ives island. (P Sharp) 08-30 -12-30: 153 Great Skua, 21 Arctic Skua, 19 Pomarine Skua, thousands of Razorbills and Guillemots, 1 Puffin, 94 Common Scoter, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 2 Red-throated Diver, 7 Great Northern Diver, 4 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Sabine’s Gull (juvenile), 5 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Swallow, 1 Kestrel. (V Stratton,  D Bradford, T Griffiths, et al)

Cape Cornwall seawatch 08:00-11:00: 2 juv Sabine’s Gull (08:35 & 09:02), 61 Bonxie, 20 Arctic Skua, 7 Balearic Shearwater & 12 Chough. (N Wheatley)

Pendeen seawatch 08:05-12:30: 10 Pomarine Skua, 35 Arctic Skua, 120 Great Skua, 4 Leach’s Petrel, 3 Storm Petrel, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 15 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sabine’s Gull (1ad, 1 juv). (L Langley) 07.30 – 12.30: 119 Common Scoter, 13 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 11 Manx Shearwater, 132 Great Skua, 41 Arctic Skua, 8 Pomarine Skua, 9 Storm Petrel, 8 Leach’s Petrel (1 killed by a Great Skua ), 1 Merlin, 2 Sabines Gull (1 adult, 1 juvenile), 1 Common Tern, 3 Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Purple Sandpiper and 3 Grey Phalarope. (B Bosisto) Plus 1 Manx Shearwater and 1 Razorbill taken by Great Black-backed Gulls. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cowlishaw) 07.25 – 14.00: 44 Arctic Skua, 107 Great Skua, 10 Pomarine Skua, 3 Grey Phalarope, 3 Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 7 Leach’s Petrel, 6 European Storm Petrel, 107 Common Scoter, 11 Balearic Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, 9 Manx Shearwater, 3 Sabine’s Gull (ad + 2 juvs), Common Tern 2, Skua sp (Pom / Arctic) 2, an extraordinary Kittiwake with black upper wings and tail patch, Merlin, Purple Sandpiper, Peregrine. (P Aley) Also 1 Long-tailed Skua 2.20pm, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Puffin (S. & P. Rogers, B Mellow, R Augarde). 

Sabine’s Gull, Brian Field

Arctic Skuas, Brian Field

Kittiwakes, Brian Field

Kittiwakes, Brian Field

Rame Head: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher still in sycamores on triangle next to Rame Church; also 2+ Firecrest, and Black Redstart in churchyard.

Bosistow: 1 Richard’s Pipit between the Bosostow Farms. (K Wilson)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 1 Wheatear still, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Stonechat. (J St Ledger) 1 Whimbrel, 1 Rock Pipit (S Grose) Swanpool: 1 Water Rail, 3 Tufted Duck, 42 Coot, 1 Red-eared Terrapin. (S Grose)

Kenidjack: 1 Firecrest, 1 Redstart. (B Toms, M Curtis) Also 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Chiffchaff, flock of 12-15 Chough and Peacock butterfly. (T Mills)

Chough, Tony Mills

Chough, Tony Mills

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Firecrest by turning area. (D Balmer)

Sancreed: Snow Bunting for 4th day – although not located yesterday in storm force 10 winds! (D Flumm)

Sennen: 1 Swallow (D Flumm) Also 1 Short-toed Lark still in tilled field SW of Escalls chapel, also 2 f/1w Black Redstart, 5 Golden Plover. (R Veal, J+J Boyd, B Bosisto)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Ring-necked Duck. (R Farnes, B Dodd)

Golitha Falls: 1 Marsh Tit, 6 Coal Tit. (R Farnes, B Dodd)

Lower Bosistow Farm: 2 Black Redstart, 1 Firecrest (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 30 Golden Plover, 1 Clouded Yellow & many Red Admiral butterflies still on the wing (D Flumm)

Lizard Downs: 1 Whooper Swan by pond near Lizard village. (R Hollis)

Whooper Swan, Richard Hollis

North Predannack Downs: 2 Quail flushed, 1 Swallow over Hayle Kimbro, c100 Golden Plover. (R Hollis)

Argal Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (S Grose)

Newquay Towan Head: 2 Great Skua, 1 Leach’s Petrel and many Gannets, Kittiwakes & auks a.m.  (M Lammas)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Ruff, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Spoonbill. (S. & P. Rogers, B Mellow, R Augarde).

Penlee Point: 2 Woodlark in first field north of reserve car park.

Penberth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by the turning circle again.

Falmouth (private garden): 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (E Tackley)

Crantock, Porth Joke: 6 Snow Bunting, 1 Peregrine Falcon (S Grose)

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest, 1 Swallow. (P Aley)

Ponsanooth, Kennal Vale woods: 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dipper. (W Chegwidden)

Dipper, Warren Chegwidden

Stithians Reservoir, Stuart Hutchings hide: 1  immature Great Crested Grebe still bearing head stripes, 1 Kingfisher on perching post. (G Adams) Also 1 Cormorant , 3 Grey Heron , 1 Moorhen , 1 Coot , 1 Buzzard , 12 Chaffinch , 6 Goldfinch , 4 Blue Tit , 5 Long Tailed Tit , 2 Dunnock , 1 Wren , 3 Coal Tit , 6 Great Tit , 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker . (K.Bowers)

Chaffinch, Kevin Bowers

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kevin Bowers

Dunnock, Kevin Bowers

Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers

Long-tailed Tit, Kevin Bowers

Greenfinch, Kevin Bowers

Great Tit, Kevin Bowers

Coal Tit, Kevin Bowers

Coot, Kevin Bowers

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1  Garganey (S. & P. Rogers)

Garganey, Steve Rogers

The Lizard: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in trees by St Wynwallow’s Church also 1 Firecrest.

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