Saturday 29th September 2018

Late photo, 27/9, St Gurnard’s Head: Turtle Dove.

Turtle Dove – Colin Charman

Late news, 27/9, Colliford Lake: 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 male Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 11 Ringed Plover with 1 Dunlin. (I Juliane)

Late news, 28/9, Pentire: Hoopoe videoed feeding at the rear of a private property near the Gannel Estuary. (W Collins)

Late news, 28/9, Barn Cross, St. Germans: 2 Lesser Redpoll. (T Blonden)

Late news, 28/9, Cape Cornwall: flock of 10+ White Wagtail around the slipway feeding on insects. (J King)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Firecrest in cover next to toilet block. (S Grose)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 fem Peregrine Falcon over, towards quarry, 3 Mute Swan, 36 Turnstone, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs. (J St Ledger) 2 Osprey (1 imm) overhead this afternoon, 20+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin. (R Butts)

Lesser Yellowlegs – John St Ledger

Lesser Yellowlegs – John St Ledger

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Pectoral Sandpiper (NW arm), 1 Green Sandpiper, 9 Snipe, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 White Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 200+ Swallow, 8 Siskin over. (R Veal, M Ahmad)

Pectoral Sandpiper – Reuben Veal

Lizard Head: 1 Short-eared Owl. (P St Pierre)

Porthgwarra: Richard’s Pipit over South at 09:05. (M Wallace) Dotterel over Arden Sawah, to SE at c09:40. (R Veal) Also 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Trevean), 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Mistle Thrush, 19+ Siskin over, 9 Wheatear, 14 Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest, 1 White Wagtail, 4 Song Thrush, 215+ Meadow Pipit, 9 Skylark over, 2 Clouded Yellow. (R Veal, M Wallace, M Ahmad) Rose-coloured Starling reported again.

Nanjizal: Dotterel flew east at c09:20. (J Ryan) Also 175 new birds ringed including 18 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, 119 Blackcap, 13 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting and 1 Kingfisher. (P Roseveare)

Trevescan: juv Rose-coloured Starling on wires by Land’s End Hostel at 10:57.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 Grey Phalarope, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (R Veal, M Ahmad) Carnsew Pool: 5 Little Grebe, 9 Sandwich Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 27 Ringed Plover, 5 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Oystercatcher on Carnsew Pool. 16 Mediterranean Gull at Lelant Saltings. (S Grose)

Lizard: Wryneck between Henry’s campsite and Caerthillian pump house. (I Maclean, M Pass) Also 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Hobby, 2 Whinchat, 2 Tree Pipit, 1 Garden Warbler. (M Pass)

Land’s End: 1 Hobby flew west over Trinity Pool. (M Jones) Also 16 Wheatear, 5 Whinchat, 7 Swallow, 4 Chough, 3 Greenfinch, 9 Stonechat, 2 Kestrel & 1 Garden Warbler. Butterflies included Clouded Yellow,Small Copper, Wall Brown, Red Admirals & Small Whites. (J Hawkey)

Maer Lake: c450 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 2 White Hybrids, 5 Lapwing, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Moorhen, c40-50 Black-headed Gull, 1 1w Herring Gull,  Mallard, Teal, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Maye)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wheatear on Mossaps bank. (W Chegwidden) Polighey End: 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 22 Little Grebe, 1 Great-crested Grebe. (R Butts)

Polgigga: Short-eared Owl along Bosistow Lane early morning. (P Roseveare)

St Germans: probable Great White Egret from train mid afternoon. (D Julian)

Caerthillian: 80 House Martin, 30 Swallow going south, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear (D Eva)

Church Cove: 1 Hobby (D Eva)

Penhale Point: 2 Wheatear, 1 fem Peregrine Falcon, large flock of Linnets. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary, Burniere Hide: 8 Cattle Egret with cattle between road bridge and estuary. Flushed by farmer flew over to Walmsley Sanctuary at 08:30. Approach to hide: 1 Redstart, 1 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat. Hide: 1 1yr Med Gull, 1 Knot, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Dunlin, 30 Curlew, 15 Redshank. (P Sofley)

Windmill Farm: 4 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 1 Snipe, 1 Blackcap. (G Adams)

Dobwalls: 2 female Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood in the garden. (C&J Duffy)

Predannack Airfield: juv Cuckoo. Viewable from footpath between airfield and Hayle Kimbro. (S Kolodziejski)

Predannack Downs: 5 Whinchat. 22 Wheatear. (S Kolodziejski)

Hayle Kimbro: female Marsh Harrier. (S Kolodziejski)

Gwenver Beach: possible Iceland Gull. (R Pittam)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Cattle Egret below Salmon Fields at 19:20, also 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit at the hide this morning. (R Mudge)

Boscastle: 1 Purple Sandpiper. (R Kirkwood)

Purple Sandpiper – Rupert Kirkwood

Nanquidno: about 8 each of Chiffchaff and Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Yellow Wagtail over to small cattle herd on south side, 1 Wheatear (+1 airfield), several groups of up to 10 Siskin over but heading both N and S, 1 Ringed Plover over, feeding flock of 100+ Linnet. (D Chown)

Escalls area: c30 Swallow east, 1 Whinchat, 8 Wheatear in bare, manured field by church. (D Chown)

Kelynack: 1 Spotted Flycatcher near Bosworlas. (D Chown)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Coot, 28 Moorhen, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Gadwall, 2 Reed Warbler and 1 Sedge Warbler. (DK Parker)

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