Thursday 4th October 2018

Late news, 3/10, Marazion Marsh RSPB: Bittern flew to the eastern end of the sanctuary area. (P St Pierre)

Kynance: Brown Shrike still at Soapy Cove, also 1 Wryneck. (T Phelps) The Shrike is generally elusive in scrub behind the large Willow tree.  Also 2 Wryneck, Chough and Merlin (T Wilson) 2 Merlin (1 at Soapy Cove, 1 at Kynance Gate), 1 Wryneck (Soapy Cove), 14 Golden Plover over, 2 Kestrel, 60+ Meadow Pipit. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cowlishaw)

Wadebridge: 6 Cattle Egret just below Trewornan Bridge at 08:00. (S Grose) At least 11 Cattle Egret below Trewornan Bridge at 12:00. (D Drake) Walmsley Sanctuary: 13 adult Cattle Egret in field behind Tower Hide this eve. (S Grose)

Hayle estuary RSPB Reserve: 2 Cattle Egret, 25 Little Egret, 70 Mediterranean Gull and 4 Greenshank (T Wilson) Ryan’s Field: 2 Little Egret , 30+ Canada Goose , 1 Buzzard . (K. Bowers)

Little Egret, Kevin Bowers

Buzzard, Kevin Bowers

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Pectoral Sandpiper still.

Devoran Quay: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs still.

Stithians Reservoir:1 Osprey with fish, 23 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 5 Lapwing. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cowlishaw)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Hobby over. (R Menari)

Hobby, Richard Menari

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest in the garden of Dolphin House. (R Archer)

Housel Bay: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (D Collins)

Kenidjack: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Chiffchaffs, 2 Kestrels, 1 Sparrowhawk & 2 Chough. Blackbirds (10) & Great Tit (15) were the commonest other species. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Nanquidno: 1 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Chough. Butterflies include Painted Lady, Small Copper, Speckled Wood, Red Admiral & Large White. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Newquay, Towan Head:  Just a few Gannets but 20 + Common dolphins off point and in bay from early a,m till at least 12 30 pm.  (M Lammas)

Lower Predannack: 1 Wryneck, 1 Golden Plover. (J St Ledger)

Land`s End: 1 Wryneck south of car park and willow scrub.

Scillonian III crossing: 5 Great Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater and 3 Storm Petrel this evening.

Trevescan: 1 Turtle Dove. (P St Pierre)

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