Sunday 8th October 2017

Late News, 07/10, Scillonian crossing pm: 100+ Balearic Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 10+ Sooty Shearwater, 10 Bonxie, 5 Arctic Skua (M Murphy, J Gearty)

Lizard Village: 1 Rose-coloured Starling by Lizard Argyle football pitch, then later at Croft Parc. (I Maclean, T Blunden, M Pass)

Church Cove: 3 Firecrest (I Maclean)

Caerthillean: 1 Vagrant Emperor. (I Maclean)

Kynance: 1 Richard’s Pipit over, 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present am, then flushed by Kestrel and flew high west, 5 Black Redstart in vicinity. (J Gearty)

Kenidjack:  2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (B Toms, M Curtis) Also 1 Firecrest. (T Fletcher) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at the sewage works, 1 Firecrest, 8 Chough, 15 Goldcrest. (R Veal)

Nanquidno: 6 Grey Wagtail, 1 Firecrest. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck opposite the coastguard cottages (C Urquart, M Pass, R Veal) Also 1 Ring Ouzel just before the lighthouse.

Cot Valley: 3 Firecrest. (C Urquart)

Porthgwarra: Ring Ouzel at Carn Scathe this morning. (M Wallace)
1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Firecrest, 20+ Goldcrest, 8+ Great Spotted Woodpecker and 5 Skylark. (R Veal)
1 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Snipe, 2 Chough, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 48 Meadow Pipit, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Firecrest, 16 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 6 Swallow, 52 Chaffinch, 9 Siskin, 2 Redpoll, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Ring Ouzel, 43 Skylark, 1 Woodlark and 3 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Land’s End: Ring Ouzel along the cycle track, Land’s End. (L Thomson)

Hayle Estuary RSPBLittle Stint, 2 Spotted Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper this morning. 29 Greylag Goose, 2 Gadwall, 1 Ruff, 58 Common Redshank, 14 Bar tailed Godwit, 1 Knot and 1 Black-necked Grebe this afternoon. (B Bosisto, http://www.choughjuniorbirding.blogspot.co.uk/ )

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 3 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Cormorant, 12 Teal, 22 Mallard, 30+ Canada Goose, 2 Buzzard, 3 Curlew, 4 Moorhen, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Wren and 5 Black-tailed Godwit. (K Bowers – photos)

Little Grebe Moorhen Cormorant
Canada Goose Teal Mallard

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 1 Canada Goose, 2 Cormorant,11 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 28 Mallard, 19 Tufted Duck, 93 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 3 Buzzard, 3 Raven, 37 Carrion Crow, 33 Jackdaw, 9 Magpie, 245 Starling,1 Wood Pigeon, 2 Blackbird, 7 Stonechat, 58 Meadow Pipit, 18 Pied Wagtail,1 Chaffinch, 28 Linnet, 3 Robin. (DA Conway/WeBS)

St. Agnes Head: 1 Short-eared Owl (D Eva)

Camel Estuary: 5 Cattle Egret at Pinkson creek. (D Julian)

Church Cove, Lizard: 4 Firecrest, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Swallow, 4 Skylark, 1 Grey Wagtail (J & D Chapman)

St Ives: 23 Turnstone, 14 Mediterranean Gull. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 15 Sanderling, 35 Turnstone, 23 Ringed Plover, 24 Dunlin. 4 Common Scoter in bay. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Hawkers Cove /Stepper Point: 4 Yellowhammer, 2 fem Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Wheatear, 1 Peregrine Falcon, Linnets, Goldfinches, Skylarks, Meadow pipits. (S Grose)

Land’s End Airfield: 200 Golden Plover flew over. (B Bosisto)

Pendeen: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Siskin in the churchyard. (B Bosisto)

Constantine: Whinchat and c50 Golden Plover (J. Chapman)

Crugmeer: 3 Stock Dove and 4 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Sancreed: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler along road at old dairy with 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest & 6 Goldcrest (D Flumm)

Marazion: 1 Arctic Tern, 3 Common Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 sum plum Great Northern Diver and 1 drake Common Scoter offshore this am. (R Veal)

Cotehele: 3 Firecrests in the gardens. (R Smaldon)

Windmill Farm: Gadwall, Firecrest, Wryneck, Snipe, Grey Heron, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaffs, Goldcrests, 3 Teal, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Buzzard, plus an Adder. All on CBWPS walk. Also a leucistic Robin singing at Jolly Town Farm. (D Wright)

Leucistic Robin – Dougy Wright

Gannel Estuary: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper and 89 Curlew. (S Grose)

Porth Joke: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 11 Blackcap, 20 Goldcrest, 16 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 12 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 24 Linnet, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20 Skylark and 6 Meadow Pipit. (S Rowe)

Trevedran: 60+ Swallows went over north towards St Buryan plus a single Sand Martin. (M Bishop)

Feock: 2 Mistle Thrushes agitating around Sparrowhawk. (K. Dalziel)

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Friday 6th October 2017

Late news, 5/10, Nanjizal: 1 Merlin on coast path SE of Nanjizal. (D Smith)

Merlin, Derek Smith

Late photos/video, 5/10, Davidstow Airfield:

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Rowena Castillo Nicholls

Ringed Plover, Rowena Castillo Nicholls

Dunlin, Rowena Castillo Nicholls

 

Late news, 5/10, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Knot, 3 Ruff on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal)

Sancreed: 2 Cattle Egret at Sellan Fm, 42 Golden Plover, 1 Wheatear, 1 Firecrest. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Cattle Egret on Longrock Pool. 1 Firecrest in nearby garden.

Davidstow Airfield: juv Buff-Breasted Sandpiper still. Please note that Davidstow Airfield is an active airfield and we have been reminded that there is NO freedom to roam here and that cars must NOT drive onto the airfield at all. We have been advised that we can WALK onto the grassy areas, but not the runways. Cars should be parked alongside the road. Failure to comply could lead to access being withdrawn altogether.

Porthgwarra: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still behind toilet block. 1 Hawfinch early am. Also 2 Firecrest.

St Levan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in sallows north of turning circle. (M Wallace) Also 1 Firecrest, 1 Whinchat & 1 Spotted Flycatcher.

Land’s End: 1 juv Swallow on Treeve Moor, 1 Merlin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Chough. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Connor Downs: 2 Firecrest in private garden. (P Freestone)

Pendeen: 1 Purple Sandpiper on easternmost offshore rock. (C Holter)

Kenidjack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Firecrest, 21 Goldcrest, 1 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail, 10 Chough, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Merlin. Also 2 Clouded Yellow and 1 Painted Lady butterflies and 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (D Flumm, J Hawkey, K Dalziel et al)

Nanquidno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (A Harris)

Godolphin House: 6+ Song Thrush. (C Richards)

Downderry: 21 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Common Scoter, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull and 15 Kittiwake flew west before 0820. (A Payne)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 11 Balearic Shearwater west at 08:00, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Stonechat, 2 Linnet, 5 Swallow. Castle Beach: 18 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 20 Black-headed Gull. Swanpool Point: 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Turnstone. Swanpool: 1 Water Rail heard. (D Chaney)

Penryn: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler & 3 Firecrest at University of Exeter campus. (B Porter)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Black-necked Grebe and 1 juv Gannet on Lelant Saltings at high tide. 1 Lapwing, 1 Ruff on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal)

Porthcurno: 5+ Firecrest, 1 Redwing.

Kynance Cove: 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Swallow, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Long-tailed Tit. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Devoran Quay: 1 Osprey flew along opposite bank treeline, up the creek at 17.02 and back down at 17.08. never landed or fished. (A James)

Osprey, Alan James

Osprey, Alan James

Rame: 9 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 8 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Golden Plover. (C Buckland, M Beer) Also Short-eared Owl at 5pm.

Garden Warbler, Chris Buckland

Pendeen: 1 Wheatear seen to eat a wasp. (S Witts)

Wheatear eating wasp, Sean Witts

Porth Joke: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Firecrest, 20 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail. (S Rowe)

Maer Lake: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1w Mediterranean Gull, 6 Ruff, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, c35 Black-tailed Godwit, c25 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 1 Pintail, 1 Wigeon this evening. (S Border)

Nanjizal: 198 birds ringed, including 82 Blackcap, 23 Chiffchaff, 4 Firecrest, 36 Goldcrest, 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (K Wilson)

Carbis Bay: 1 Firecrest in private garden this morning. (Cornwall Birding)

Callestick: 2 Firecrest in private garden. (T Wilson)

St Clement: 1 Cattle Egret at 13:30, 2 Kingfisher. (S Court)

Cattle Egret, Sue Court

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Thursday 5th October 2017

Nanquidno: 1 Blyth’s Pipit reported opposite Boscregan Farm this morning. (J Hepworth)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still. Davidstow Airfield is an active airfield and we have been reminded that there is NO freedom to roam here and that cars must NOT drive onto the airfield at all. We have been advised that we can WALK onto the grassy areas, but not the runways. Cars should be parked alongside the road. Failure to comply could lead to access being withdrawn altogether.

St Ives seawatch (0930 – 1100hrs): 1 Grey Phalarope, 6 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Arctic Skuas, 2 Balearic Shearwaters, 10 Manx Shearwater, 1 Common Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull. Moderate passage auks & gannets. Small passage Kittiwakes. (JHawkey & K Dalziel)

Pendeen Watch 08:00 – 11:30: 3 Common Scoter, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 20 Balearic Shearwater, 65 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 juv Sabine’s Gull, 107 Kittiwake, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 15 Great Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua (1 ad with spoons, 1 juv), 11 Arctic Skua (7 dark, 4 light phase), 11 Oystercatcher, 10 Turnstone and 1 Wheatear. Interestingly no Fulmars seen at all. (DK Parker) Pendeen seawatch pm: 9 Manx Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull. (B Steel) Pendeen late afternoon: 3 Grey Phalarope incl 2 sitting on the sea. (Paul St Pierre)

Cape Cornwall seawatch am:  auk sp west at 2000/hr, 13 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 18 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Sandwich Tern. (B Steel)

Mousehole: 14 Cattle Egret over. (P Semmens)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool; 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Church Cove: 1 Yellow-Browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 1 Siskin and 1 Pied Flycatcher. (T Blunden)

Porthgwarra: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by toilet block.

Penzance: 1 ad m Sparrowhawk (also seen 4/9) and 1 m Firecrest, both in private garden. (T Mills) Also 1 Osprey flew past east.

Penzance, Chyandour: 1 Red-throated Diver. (A McKechnie)

Kenidjack: 4 Firecrest, 1 Merlin, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 10+ Goldcrest, 6 Chough, also Spotted Flycatcher & Wheatear at the cape. (B Steel)

St Clements: 53 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Grey Wagtail, also 21 Greenshank on Tresemple Pool. (M Jones)

Rock, Porthilly Point: 126 Mediterranean Gull, 96 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 16 Sandwich Tern at 18.30pm, (2 Mediterranean Gull and1 Black-headed Gull are Yellow ringed on right leg). (S Grose)

Downderry: 11 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua and 1 Little Gull moved west before 0815. (A Payne)

Maer Lake: 1 Spotted Redshank, 20+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Shoveler, 2 Peregrine. ( B Craven)

Botallack: 2 Peregrine, 2 Chough & 1 Wheatear. (JHawkey & K Dalziel)

Newquay boating lake: 1 Dipper at the weir. (S Grose)

Devoran: 1 Osprey again this evening, caught a fish.

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Wednesday 4th October 2017

Flushing rare birds: the juvenile Purple Heron which had taken up residence for the last couple of weeks in the reedbed at Sett Bridge was flushed yesterday by a birder walking up through the habitat. That heron hasn’t been seen today at all. This should be a reminder to us all to respect all wildlife, give them their space, and if you want to see a rarity just be a little more patient, don’t go charging in. (tdm)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still. Davidstow Airfield is an active airfield and we have been reminded that there is NO freedom to roam here and that cars must NOT drive onto the airfield at all. We have been advised that we can WALK onto the grassy areas, but not the runways. Cars should be parked alongside the road. Failure to comply could lead to access being withdrawn altogether.

Constantine, nr Falmouth: 1 Whinchat, 14 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Stock Dove. (J Chapman)

Land’s End: 1 Turtle Dove on wires behind Treeve Moor House, 1 Common Snipe on Treeve Moor. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)  Also c150 Meadow Pipit plus 1 Merlin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel and 4 Buzzard at Treeve Common. (DK Parker)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Lapwing, 4 Wigeon, 1 Snipe. (D Chaney, G Adams)

St Levan: 4 Firecrest, 10+ Goldcrest, 2 Pied Fly, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Whinchat. (B Steel)

Cot Valley: 4+ Firecrest,14 Siskin (first of the season) north. Wryneck present in same hedge, same bush as 6 days ago at Boscregan Farm. (N Wheatley)

Downderry: 12 Balearic Shearwater, 20 Common Scoter, 2 Arctic Skua, 4 Kittiwake and a Great Northern Diver flew past before 08:30. (A Payne)

Porthcurno: 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Bullfinch and 1 Jay. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 17 Cattle Egret and 2 Ruff. (L Proctor, P Freestone) Carnsew Basin: 1 Black-necked Grebe.

Rosenannon Downs: 96 Meadow Pipit, 6 Snipe, 1 Merlin, 26 Skylark. (S Grose)

Lesceave Cliffs, Rinsey: Kestrel, Buzzard, Stonechats, 2 Chough over. (C Richards)

Marazion beach: 10 Brent Geese. (V Skilton)

Brent Geese, Vic Skilton

Rosudgeon: 1 Lapwing over. (MJ Spicer)

Porthgwarra: 4 Firecrest, 23 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 4 Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 4 Golden.Plover over, 3 Water Rail. (B Steel)

Nanjizal: 198 ringed. 66 Blackcap, 42 Goldcrest, 17 Firecrest, Willow Warbler, 28 Chiffchaff, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Yellow-browed Warbler. (K Wilson)

St Levan Churchtown: 4 Firecrest, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat.

Nanquidno: 1 Wryneck at Boscregan Farm.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Firecrest.

Kenidjack: 2 Firecrest.

Pendeen: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Geevor Mine.

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 juv Little Stint.

River Camel, Wadebridge to Padstow: 1 Mute Swan, c.200 Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 1 Shelduck, 5 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 8 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 11 Grey Heron, 33 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 5 Buzzard, 75 Oystercatcher, 9 Ringed Plover, 2 Lapwing, 30 Dunlin, 1 Common sandpiper, 1 Curlew sandpiper, 25 Redshank, 15 Greenshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 130 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, c.300 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, c.120 Mediterranean Gull, 150 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 50 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Wood Pigeon, 4 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Magpie, 1 Jay, 5 Jackdaw, 70 Carrion Crow, 7 Starling,5 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood. (M. Scawen et al.)

Late photos, 3/10, Sennen, near Eschalls chapel.

1stW Yellow-legged Gull, Dave Chown

Ruff, Dave Chown

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Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Pendeen: 1 m Surf Scoter flew past at 8.45, also 1 Cory’s Shearwater at 8.05.

Escalls, Sennen: 1 American Golden Plover, 1 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail (D Flumm, T Mills, D & N Chown) Also 1 Dunlin and 1 prob 1w Yellow-legged Gull. (D Chown, T Mills)

American Golden Plover, Dave Flumm

American Golden Plover, Tony Mills

Drift reservoir: 3 Cattle Egret flew in and settled 12:00 hrs (D Flumm) 3 Cattle Egret back at 15:00 and visible from the car park. (DK Parker)

Cattle Egret, Dave Parker

Sancreed: 3 Cattle Egret at Sellan Farm 14:45 hrs onwards – same as Drift earlier, 8 Skylark, 6 Goldcrest (D Flumm)

Drift: 1 Firecrest (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Cattle Egret, Black-necked Grebe, 4 Greenshank, 2 Ruff, 3 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Steel) Ryan’s Field: 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 28 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 29 Redshank and 4 Mediterranean Gull at high tide. (MJ Spicer)

Cot Valley: 3 Firecrest. (N Wheatley)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Buff-Breasted Sandpiper with Ringed Plover and Dunlin. (N Paul)

Nanjizal:  c120 ringed, mainly Meadow Pipit. Another 3 Firecrest, c.30 Blackcap and a Little Bunting. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra/ St Levan: 1 Ruff, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Siskin, 2 Whinchat, 6 Firecrest, 5 Willow Warbler. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 4 Firecrest, 21 Goldcrest, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Common Redstart, 2 Blackcap, 4+ Chough. (B Steel) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler below 60ft, 8+ Firecrest (2 in 60ft, 4+ in village & 2 in car park copse), 1 Reed Warbler, c20 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch, c60 Chaffinch, c50 Meadow Pipit, 1 Skylark, 3 Swallow, 2 Wheatear, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Jay, 3 Golden Plover and 2 Red Deer stags. (D Parker, L Proctor)

Porth Joke: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Swallow, 1 Cetti’s Warbler. 3 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 22 Goldcrest, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (S Rowe) Also 1 Peregrine and 1 large Grass Snake sunning itself in a hawthorn bush. (K Dalziel)

Grass Snake, Kate Dalziel

Whipsiderry: 3 Corn Bunting, 1 Peregrine falcon. (S Grose)

Rosewall Hill: 4 Kestrel plus 2 Wheatear, many Buzzards in the area. (C Richards, P Greenstreet)

Egloshayle: 1 Bar-headed Goose and 1 m Stonechat. (C Davies)

Bar-headed Goose, Charlie Davies

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only):  9 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Little Stint, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Lapwing this evening. (P Roseveare)

Penzance: An early Red-throated Diver close in off Chyandour, also male Eider. (P St Pierre)

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Monday 2nd October 2017

Late news, 1/10, Camel Estuary: 1w Yellow-legged Gull. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Late news, 1/10, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Spoonbill, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Ruff, 8 Little Egret, 12 Greylag, 7 Curlew, 2 Grey Heron, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Bar-tailed Godwit, 18 Redshank, 5 Greenshank and 1 Kingfisher. (R Castillo-Nicholls – photos)

Sennen: Juv American Golden Plover still in ploughed field SE of Escalls Chapel. (P Andrews)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Grey Phalarope on Longrock Pool still. (L Proctor)

Davidstow airfield: 3 Buff-breasted Sandpiper.

Davidstow Airfield is an active airfield and we have been reminded that there is NO freedom to roam here and that cars must NOT drive onto the airfield at all. We have been advised that we can WALK onto the grassy areas, but not the runways. Cars should be parked alongside the road. Failure to comply could lead to access being withdrawn altogether.

Pendeen: 2 juv Sabine’s Gull, 22 Great Skua, 15 Arctic Skua, 17 Common Scoter, 20 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Sooty Shearwater. (P Bright-Thomas)

Cape Cornwall Seawatch 09.20 – 12.50:  25 Balearic Shearwater, 91 Manx Shearwater, 17 Common Scoter, 21 Great Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua, 10 Arctic Skua, c 400 Kittiwake, 1 Mediterranean Gull (ad), 1 Black Tern and 7 Common Tern. Also 1 Yellow Wagtail on the golf course. (P Clarke)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 juv Purple Heron still at Sett Bridge, also 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail and 6 Swallow. (J St Ledger – photos)

Rock Porthilly Point: 2 Brent Geese, 4 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 17 Raven, 41 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern, 1 Knot and 69 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Rame Head: 1 Pied Flycatcher in trees near Rectory at 12:35. (D Allan)

Sancreed: 1 Firecrest. (D Flumm)

Trevescan: 3 Whinchat in brassica field to south of Sennen Caravan Park. (P St Pierre)

Cot Valley: 1 Pied Flycatcher and 1 Spotted Flycatcher. Also 3 Yellow Wagtail at Boscregan Farm. (N Wheatley)

Kingsmill lake, Saltash: 1 Osprey, 5 Dunlin,39 Black-tailed Godwit, 22 Greenshank, 112 Redshank, 1 Grey Plover, 110 Curlew and 19 Little Egret. (P Kemp)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Black-necked Grebe in Carnsew Basin at 12:50. (B Dodd) Also 2 Cattle Egret still.

Lostwithiel: Spotted Flycatcher in private garden this morning. (E Mayhew)

Gannel Estuary: 143 Curlew, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 2 Grey Heron, 12 Little Egret in to roost and 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Rame Head: Pied Flycatcher east of rectory at 13:25.

Sunday 1st October 2017

Late News, 30/9, Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Grey Phalarope on Longrock Pool at 15:30. (P St Pierre)

Late News, 30/9, Walmsley Sanctuary: 8 Little Stint, 2 Spotted Redshank, female Pintail and 1 Ruff at 11:00. (B Rankine – photos)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Grey Phalarope on Longrock Pool still. (R Veal, DK Parker et al) 5 Mute Swan, 2 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall, 13 Mallard, 4 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 13 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 46 Moorhen, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, c100 Starling (roosting), c150 corvids (roosting in pines) and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Grey Phalarope – Steve Rowe

Little Grebes – Dave Parker

Kenidjack: 1+ Firecrest. (R Veal)

Sennen: juv American Golden Plover and Dotterel still in ploughed field by Escalls Chapel. Also 2 Ruff, 2 Ringed Plover. (S Rowe)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Cattle Egret still, plus c50 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 7+ Greenshank, 2 Grey Plover, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2+ Ruff. 2 Spoonbill still on Lelant Water. (DK Parker et al) 25 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Ruff, 4 Knot, 40 Redshank, 14 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe)

Davidstow airfield: 3 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still, 15 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin and 6 Wheatear. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare) Also 20+ Coal Tit in nearby woods. (R Veal)

Davidstow Airfield is an active airfield and we have been reminded that there is NO freedom to roam here and that cars must NOT drive onto the airfield at all. We have been advised that we can WALK onto the grassy areas, but not the runways. Cars should be parked alongside the road. Failure to comply could lead to access being withdrawn altogether.

Maer Lake: 2 Bar tailed Godwit, 2 Black tailed Godwit and 1 Pintail. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Camel Estuary: 16 Common Redshank, 7 Greenshank, 55 Dunlin, 28 Ringed Plover, 1 Knot, 1 Little Stint , 15 Bar tailed Godwit and 1 Peregrine Falcon. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 198  Teal, 6 Gadwall, 1 Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 4 Wigeon, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Little Stint, 4 Snipe, 4 Curlew and 2 Otter. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Trebah Gardens: 2 Firecrest. (J & D Chapman)

Porthgwarra: 4 Firecrest, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Spotted Flycatcher (D Eva) Also 1 Pied Flycatcher. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 4 Ringed Plover, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 128 Curlew, 1 Sparrowhawk. 13 Little Egret at Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

Lizard Point: 88 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Manx Shearwater,  3 Great Skua, 1 Fulmar, 2 Kittiwake, 100 Razorbill, 5 Guillemot. (D Collins)

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