Saturday 7th October 2017

Late news, 6/10, Rame Head area: 1 Ring Ouzel. (S.Tucker) 2 Firecrest, 1  Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, 12+ Blackcap, 200+ Meadow Pipit, 10+Siskin, 1 Reed Bunting, 200/250 Swallow all arrived at 14:10 sat on wires & feeding over fields. 3 Sparrowhawk and 15+ Goldcrest. (D Allan, M Beer, V&S Tucker, C Buckland, M Northey)

Late news, 6/10, RSPB wildlife cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 drake Eider, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 9 Manx Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 86 Gannet, 15 Cormorant, 3 Oystercatcher, 23 Turnstone, 34 Kittiwake, 20 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 49 Guillemot, 7 auk sp and 3 Meadow Pipit. Also 2 Minke Whale, 5 Bottlenose Dolphin, 7 Common Dolphin, 3 Harbour Porpoise and 1 Small Tortoiseshell. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Late news, 6/10, RSPB wildlife cruise, Wolf Rock to Penzance: 4 Common Scoter (3m & 1f, same as in the morning), 10 Balearic Shearwater, 152 Gannet, 130 Kittiwake, 31 Black-headed Gull, 255 Herring Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull and 6 Guillemot. Also 3+ Blue-fin Tuna. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Porthgwarra: Cliff Swallow reported c08:57 -09:10 then flew north over bungalows on north side of valley, but no further sign. (T Charlton)

Pendeen: Hawfinch in pines by church at c09:10 then circled a couple of times and flew east. (L Thomson)

Marazion: Red-throated Diver flew west towards Longrock. (P St Pierre)

St Clement: 1 Cattle Egret still on the estuary.

College Reservoir: 3 Gadwall, 1 Marsh Tit ( D. Eva )

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Tern, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Swallow. (S Grose)

Penryn Campus: 2 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap and 1 Chiffchaff (J. Chapman)

Towan Head: 1 Arctic Skua, 9 Dunlin. (S Rowe)

Nanquidno: 2 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 1 Merlin over. (R Veal)

Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Wheatear, 20 Tufted Duck, 7 Teal, 10 Little Grebe and 46 Meadow Pipits. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Common Sandpiper, 13 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Dipper – Shaun Grose

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Muscovy Duck, 1 Teal, 31 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 3 Water Rail, 7 Black-headed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 207 Herring Gull and 1 Kingfisher. (WeBS) Also 1 Firecrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit and 9 Long-tailed Tit. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall, 11 Teal, 8 Mallard, 12 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 42 Moorhen and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (WeBS) Also 2 Swallow flew west. (DK Parker)

Gluvian: 1 Firecrest in a private garden. (B Bosisto)

Helston: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in hedge behind Godolphin House office. (W Chegwidden)

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