Saturday 6th October 2018

Late news, 5/10, Porthcurno: 1 Great Northern Diver in summer plumage. (P. McKeogh)

Late news, 5/10, Hayle Estuary, Ryan’s Field: 1 Whimbrel. (D Cains)

Whimbrel, David Cains

Late news, 5/10, RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise: Penzance to Wolf Rock: 344 Gannet, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Herring Gull, 18 Kittiwake, 12 Guillemot, 2 Razorbill, 1 Puffin, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Fulmar, 4 Great Skua, 1, Pomarine Skua, 2 Little Egret, 16 Turnstone. Also 135 Common Dolphin, 5 Bottle-nose Dolphin, 26 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf Rock to Hugh Town: 107 Gannet, 3, Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Common Tern, 21 Guillemot, 6 Razorbill, 4 Puffin, 9 Great Skua, 2 Little Egret (seen midway), 3 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Manx Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 2 Storm Petrel, 1 Grey Phalarope, 204 Shag. Also 38 Common Dolphin, 6 Harbour Porpoise. Hugh Town to Wolf Rock: 263 Gannet, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 5 Guillemots, 9 Puffin, 6 Shag, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 5 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Grey Phalarope, 2 Great Skua. Also 38 Common Dolphin, 46 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 681 Gannet, 21 Great Black-backed Gull, 24 Herring Gull, 53 Kittiwake, 1 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot, 1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Grey Phalarope, 6 Mediterranean Gull. Also 8 Common Dolphin, 47 Harbour Porpoise. (V Stratton B Craven)

Sancreed:  1 Cattle Egret west at 12:35 and 1 Swallow. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Pectoral Sandpiper still.

Davidstow Airfield: Pectoral Sandpiper on pool by the disused building. (J King)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 6 Cattle Egret.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Common Gull viewable from the road. (S Richards)

Devoran Creek: 4 Sandwich Tern, 5 Mediterranean Gull (adults), 1 Spotted Redshank, 8 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Knot (s/p), 29 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 215 Teal, 48 Redshank, 67 Mallard and a juvenile Peregrine. (J Hawkey) Also 1 juv Lesser Yellowlegs reported still by the quay at 17:00. (Swallow Birding)

Penpol Creek: 1 Cattle Egret in to roost this eve with 6 Little Egret, also Cattle Egret was reported to me at Treago farm, Crantock this afternoon. (S Grose)

Tamar Bridge: 1 Peregrine flying over the Flying Scotsman at 09:10, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great Black-backed Gull and 4 Cormorant. (R Hurrell)

Porth Island: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Common Gull, 16 Fulmar. (S Grose)

Zennor Head: 4 Stonechat, 1 Willow Warbler still exhibiting breeding plumage, 2 Chough in alternating undulating flight, 4 Raven, 1 Kestrel. (J Evans)

Heamoor: 1 House Martin over. (J Evans)

Bude, River Neet: 1w Grey Wagtail, 2 Kingfisher, family group Moorhen (2 Ad + 3 Juv), Grey Heron, Mallard + hybrids.  1 juv Sparrowhawk over. (R Maye)

Maer Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper.

Porthgwarra: Turtle Dove at Lower Roskestal Farm this afternoon. (D Unsworth)

Gannel Estuary: 8 Mediterranean Gull, 107 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 5 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 1 Whinchat, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 12 Skylark, 60 Linnet. (S Rowe)

Sennen: 43+ Mediterranean Gull tonight on the beach together with 73 Black-headed Gull and c50 Kittiwake in the bay. (N Ward)

Marazion: 1 Mediterranean Gull (juvenile) this evening ringed ‘3959’ originally banded in Antwerp, Belgium – 9th June 2018. (H Archer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Bittern flew to the back of the marsh at 09:30. (P Roseveare)

Charlestown: 2 Little Egret on beach ( D Hastilow)

Fistral Beach: 1 Wheatear, 2 Curlew, 35 Oystercatcher, 17 Turnstone, 3 Little Egret, 60+ Goldfinch feeding on cineraria maritima flower heads, 9 Greenfinch, 2 Chough, (only 1 ringed, black & white stripes on left leg, orange over red on right leg), 19 Kittiwake, 2 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

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