Saturday 8th September 2018

Late news, 7/9, RSPB Scillonian III, Wildlife Cruise: Penzance to Wolf Rock: 245, Manx Shearwater, 1, Sooty Shearwater, 6 Fulmar, 1 Puffin, 3 Guillemot, 380 Kittiwake, 13 Herring Gull, 1 Eider Duck, 1 Cormorant, 1 Shag. Also 5 Harbour Porpoise, 10 + Common Dolphin, 12+ Bottle-nose Dolphin, 3 Risso’s Dolphin, 1 Minke WhaleWolf Rock to Isles of Scilly: 69 Manx Shearwater, 4 Fulmar, 1 Storm Petrel, 18 Gannet, 6 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 11 Sandwich Tern, 14 Shag, 1 Cormorant. Also 4 Common Dolphin, 2 Atlantic Grey SealIsles of Scilly to Wolf Rock: 273 Manx Shearwater,  4 Fulmar, 1 Great Shearwater, 178 Gannet, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 62 Sandwich Tern, 12 Shag, 1, Turnstone. Also 10+ Harbour Porpoise, 26 Common Dolphin, 8 Bottle-nose Dolphin, 106 Blue-finned TunaWolf Rock to Penzance: 624, Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 1, Arctic Skua (dark phase), 11 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 2 Black-headed Gull, 298 Gannet, 1 Eider Duck, 1 Little Egret. Also 6+ Common Dolphin. (V Stratton B Craven)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Little Egret, 27 Teal, 11 Canada Goose, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 7 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Snipe, 1 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 2 Blackcap, 30 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Lizard, Caerthillian Cove: Melodious Warbler still near the pump house till 15:10 at least. (J Chapple)

Lizard Point: 21 Great Shearwater and 28 Sooty Shearwater.

Nanjizal: 1 Spotted Crake., plus 44 Blackcap, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra, seawatch: 243 Storm Petrel and 3 Wilson’s Petrel all in the first hour and most at Runnel Stone distance, 2 Great Shearwater at 10:50, 22 Sooty Shearwater,  8 Balearic  Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 1 Common Scoter plus at least 3000 Manx Shearwater between 06:30 and 11:30. Also a pod of 100+ Common Dolphin. 2 Chough and a brown Merlin chasing a small bird out to sea but missed it. (B Mellow) Porthgwarra: 1 fem Redstart, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap & 3 Willow Warbler. (DK Parker)

Par, Spit Beach: 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 46 Oystercatcher, 8 Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover, 5 Curlew 56 Cormorant, 37 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Land’s End: 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat & 2 White Wagtail, hybrid Crow. (P Taylor H Mitchell)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 31 Turnstone, 21 Ringed Plover, 16 Dunlin at high tide. (P Taylor)

Near Par Market: 1 Buzzard, 50+Swallows, 4 Magpies. (C Hooper) Par Market, east carpark: 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Nuthatch. (S Grose)

Buzzard – Chris Hooper

Buzzard – Chris Hooper

Loe Pool: 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 10 Great Crested Grebe including 1 juvenile assumed to be the chick reared here, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Water Rail, 7 Teal. 1 Little Egret. (G Adams)

Marazion: 1 Common Tern offshore. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Water Rail, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Snipe on the Marsh and 4 White Wagtail, 47 Meadow Pipit, 4 Grey Wagtail over in 30 mins. (R Veal)

Maer Lake: Bar-headed goose and white hybrid goose in amongst  600+ Canada Geese, also 16 Dunlin, Greenshank and 12 Black-tailed Godwit. (N Bastin)

Greenshank – Nigel Bastin

Bar-headed Goose – Nigel Bastin

Stenalees, Gunheath clay works: 1 fem Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Methleigh, Porthleven: 4 Chough feeding in fields, 3 Kestrel plus Painted Lady and Red Admiral on coast path. (C Richards)

Colliford Reservoir: 5 adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Common Sandpiper this afternoon. (P Roseveare)

Penhale Dunes: 1 Hobby, 2 Whinchat, family party of 4 Stonechats & 1 Whitethroat. (J Hawkey K Dalziel)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Ruff, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Knot. (R Veal, M Ahmad)

Newquay, River Gannel: 1 Dipper, 1 Common Sandpiper opposite Texaco garage.(S Grose)

Ruan Lanihorne, from Ruan Quay: 1 juv Osprey perched on dead tree adjacent to banking on Tregothnan side of river at 4.30. (D Hall)

Penpol Creek: 8 Little Egret, 1 Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

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