Saturday 9th September 2017

St Ives Island, dawn to 12:00: 5 Leach’s Petrel, 6 Grey Phalarope, 2 Black Tern, 17 Balearic Shearwater, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 1000’s Manx Shearwater moving west, 4 Bonxie, 1 Pomarine Skua, 20+ Arctic Skua, 1 Red-throated Diver (S Rogers, R Wilkins, L Wilkins, M Ahmad, V Stratton et al)

Pendeen 06.35 – 15.35: 7 Sabine’s Gull (1 ad, 6 juv), 7 Leach’s Petrel, 10 Grey Phalarope, Balearic Shearwater, 68 Sooty Shearwater, 17 Arctic Skua (L Langley) 07:00-15:45: 7 (2 ad, 5 juv) Sabine’s Gull, 7 Leach’s Petrel, 11 Grey Phalarope, 1 Black Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 7+ Common Tern, 14 Arctic Skua, 7 Great Skua, 18 Balearic Shearwater, 66 Sooty Shearwater, 11 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Common Scoter. (R Veal) 07:00 – 15:30 1000’s Manx Shearwater, 60+ Sooty Shearwater, 20+ Balearic Shearwater, 7 Leach’s Petrel, 7 Bonxie, 12+ Arctic Skua, 8 Grey Phalarope, 9 Common Scoter 7 Sabine’s Gull (2 adult summer 5 juv) (B Field)

 

Sabine’s Gull (juv), Brian Field

 

Sabine’s Gull (ad), Brian Field

Marazion: Baird’s Sandpiper still on the beach by the Station House midday and again near the Red River early evening, also 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper.

Padstow: Juv Sabine’s Gull off Padstow just flew towards the estuary mouth this afternoon. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: 1 Osprey, 11 Ruff, 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 165 Dunlin. (D Julian)

Men an tol, nr Madron: Wryneck on wall opposite Holly tree next to standing stones, 1 Wheatear, 1 Lapwing. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sand’s LNR: 11 Tufted Duck, 3 Shelduck, 1 hybrid Hooded Crow, 1 Wheatear, 5 Little Grebe, 1 fem Shoveler, 9 Greylag Goose, 4 Ringed Plover on red river. (S Grose)

Penzance, promenade and harbour: 29 Turnstone, 1 Cormorant, 2 Shag, also 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Rock Pipit and Herring Gulls at this morning’s high tide. (WeBS, T Mills)

Devoran: 1 Osprey showing well at Devoran Quay at the far end sitting on old dead tree in the gap in woodland also flying and fishing 09:30 – 10:15, 3 Sandwich Terns with 1 Garganey at the other end with Teal. (W Chegwidden)

Devoran Quay: 2 Osprey, 1 Peregrine, 1 Garganey (eclipse ad), 1 Whimbrel, 1 Spotted Redshank, 7 Sandwich Tern, 2 Raven, 20+ Black-tailed Godwits, c.50 Curlew, c.25 Dunlin (J&D Chapman, SC Votier)

Gannel Estuary: 8 Pale-bellied Brent Goose still on the Gannel Estuary this morning. (A McKechnie)

Pale-bellied Brent Geese – Alex McKechnie

Tamar Estuary: 2 Osprey together passed the China Fleet club hide this afternoon also 1 Spotted Flycatcher (M Beer)

Kingsmill: 1 Osprey on the river Tamar this morning at Kingsmill Lake. (C Stevenson)

Osprey – Carl Stevenson

Land’s End: 4 Ruff at 13:30. (M McKee)

Charlestown: 1 Peregine. (D Hastilow)

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