Friday 28th September 2018

Late news, 27/9, Gurnard’s Head: Turtle Dove outside Chy Barnett. (C Charman)

Turtle Dove – C Charman

Porth Reservoir: 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 fem Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Sennen Cove: 32 Med Gull early morning, mostly 1st winter. (J Miller)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Great Crested Grebe, 13 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 5 Tufted Duck, 6 Canada Goose, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ruff. (D Flumm)

Lower Tamar Lake: 4 Cattle Egret at 07:15 (flew out at 08:10), 2m Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron. (R Mudge) 5 Little Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, 21 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 6 Great Crested Grebe with 2 well grown juveniles, 1 Grey Heron, 24 Coot, 6 Moorhen, 1 Wigeon, party of Blue, Great and Coal Tits, 1 Nuthatch, c10 Canada Geese.   No sign of the Red-necked Grebe. (H Kendall, B Bryne)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Osprey (with fish). (J St Ledger)

Lesser Yellowlegs – John St Ledger

Ruan Lanihorne: Osprey this afternoon above Sett Bridge, also Grey Wagtail and Common Sandpiper. (C Hughes)

Scillonian III: 2 Great Shearwater, 15 Manx Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 7 Kittiwake, 1500+ Gannet, 100+ Guillemot, 20 Razorbill and 2 Common Dolphin. Most birds were logged east of Wolf Rock. (M Ahmad, D Conway)

Land’s End: Light visible migration included 27 Siskin flying north/east, 07:45-08:45. (D Chown)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Cattle Egret on Ryan’s Field until 07:30 when it flew off. (P St Pierre) Lelant Saltings: 1 juv/1w Grey Phalarope close to the station platform on the rising tide this evening before flying off towards the north end of the estuary, 1 Spotted Redshank. (D Chown)

Grey Phalarope – Dave Chown

Bosistow: Common Rosefinch in hedge of weedy field between Higher and Lower Bosistow at c08:40 but not since. (M Wallace) Please keep to public rights of way and do not enter the fields please.

Porthgwarra: Lesser Whitethroat at Trevean and Rosy Starling with Starling flock at Roskestal. (M Wallace)

St Clement: Great White Egret on main river towards Malpas, flew east. (R Augarde)

Great White Egret – Richard Augarde

Marazion: c225 House Martin, c120 Sand Martin and c120 Swallow heading east between 11:00 & 12:00. (P Fraser)

Trevescan: 1 Turtle Dove. (K Wilson)

Stithians Reservoir: Curlew Sandpiper again.

Sancreed: c100 Swallow east. (D Flumm)

Dobwalls: 1 female Emperor Dragonfly flying over our garden pond. (C&J Duffy)

Heligan: 6 Dove, 1 Wood Pigeon, 2 Pheasant, 2 Dunnock, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Chaffinch. (K Bowers)

Penwithick: 6 Chaffinch, 3 Blue Tit, 20+ House Sparrow, 2 Great Tit, 3 Wood Pigeon, 2 Coal Tit , 3 Dunnock, 2 Buzzard, 1 Starling, 1 Collared Dove, 3 Goldfinch. (K Bowers)

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