Monday 3rd September 2018

Late news, 2/9, Penzance: 4 Oystercatcher on battery rocks beach. (R Jeffery)

Late news, 2/9, Lizard: 1 Blue Fulmar, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 juv Pomarine Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater amongst 300+ Manx Shearwater off Bass Point between  13:30pm & 16:15. Also 2 Yellow Wagtail over Lizard Point, plus 2 Raven, 10+ Wheatear in the area and Hummingbird Hawkmoth and Painted Lady at Bass Point Cottages. (P & C Brewster)

Polbathic Creek: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper  also 72 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper. (A Blonden)

Lizard Peninsula: Dotterel flew east then west over old Lizard Head 7-55am and 8-03am (M Pass) then north over surfers car park at 8-10am (D Collins). probable Richard’s Pipit (Tawny not completely eliminated) flew from above Caerthillian towards Old Lizard Head at 9-20am and could not be refound (M Pass). Nightingale showing again Caerthillian (D Collins, M Pass), Osprey flew east past Bass Point 12-30 (M Pass ). Also 4 Tree Pipit, 9 Whinchat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Yellow Wagtail, Reed Warbler(M Pass).

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Little Egret, 31 Teal, 11 Canada Goose, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 28 Ringed Plover, 11 Dunlin, 120 Swallow, 60 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Trevescan: Rosy Starling reported at 09:29 and 2 Rosy Starling reported at 17:30.

Marazion Beach: juv Little Gull with gull flock at Red River mouth. (S.Cox)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Great Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater and 25 Sooty Shearwater between 07:30 & 09:30.

Bosullow Common: 1 Pied Flycatcher.

Nanjizal: 179 new birds ringed including 34 Sedge Warbler, 12 Whitethroat,  3 Garden Warbler, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 79 Blackcap, 12 Reed Warbler, 9 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spot Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit. Also 2 Yellow Wagtail, 3+ Tree Pipit, Golden Plover, Kingfisher, Little Grebe, 2 Jay. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson, J Ryan, P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Porthgwarra – St Levan: 3 Redstart, 10 Wheatear, 3 Tree Pipit, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 8 Willow Warbler, 3 Whinchat, Reed Warbler, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 6 White Wagtail. (M Wallace) Also Porthgwarra: 2 Chough by coastguard watch, 8 Fulmar, 2 Willow Warbler, 6 White Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 200+ Manx Shearwater, pod of 20+ Common Dolphin, 3 Harbour Porpoise and Ocean Sunfish close inshore (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Colliford Dam: 1 adult  intermedius/ baltic (eg very dark) Lesser Black-backed Gull, and 2 adult  Yellow-legged Gull. (J Rance)

Crugmeer: 3 released Grey Partridge, 2 Raven, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Roe Deer. Also Crugmeer/Lellizzick: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Penzance Seafront west of Jubilee Pool: 12 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin including a one-legged individual, 1 Sanderling, 1 Curlew, 1 juvenile Mediterranean Gull ( P. Chapman)

Newquay: 1 Chiffchaff singing at the back of Newquay Zoo for the 2nd week. (D Grose)

St.Just in Roseland: Whinchat + Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff. (P & C Brewster)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Golden Plover, 13 Curlew, 20 Dunlin, 15 Snipe, 10 Ringed Plover, 3 Lapwing, 3 White Wagtail. (P & C Brewster)

Siblyback Lake: 2 Barnacle Goose, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper. ( B Bosisto )

Restronguet Point: Osprey still. (J St Ledger)

Holywell to Polly Joke: 3 Chough. (C.List )

Trebehor Moor: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Snipe this evening. (M Wallace)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 20+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank. (K. Bowers) Also 2 Garganey (1 eclipse drk, 1 juv/fem), 1 Spotted Redshank from causeway. (R Veal) Also Hayle Estuary:  5 Greylags, Wheatear and 26 Mediterranean Gull from Old Quay House. Ryan’s Field: 5 Common Sandpiper. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours) 

Greenshank, Kevin Bowers

Common Sandpiper, Kevin Bowers

Rame: 1 Spotted Flycatcher at Penmillard farm, 1 Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler, 15 Blackcap,1 Willow Warbler, 7 Whitethroat. (C Buckland)

Land’s End: 2 Chough in Car Park, 3 Whinchat, Whitethroat, 30+ Linnet, 2 Wheatear, 2 Great Tit, 8 Stonechat and 3 Roe Deer along Cycle Track (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Sennen: 30+ House Martin over fields opposite school (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

St Gothian Sands LNR: Raven, Peregrine, 2 Common Sandpiper, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Wheatear, 14 Tufted Duck, 12+ Moorhen, Reed Bunting, 4 Stonechat, 40+ Swallow, 12 Sand Martin, 2 Mute Swan, 9 Linnet, 2 Kestrel, 18 Pied Wagtail, 1 Canada Goose, 3 Curlew, 28 Starling, Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Black-headed Gull and Herring Gull (gull numbers not counted) (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

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