Wednesday 13th September 2017

Late News,12/09, Penzance: 1 Swift feeding with a small flock of House Martins and Swallows over Trengwainton Gardens NT c14:30. (I Gamble)

Late news, 12/9, Marazion: 1 juv Sabine’s Gull from the beach car park (Jordan’s Café) at 191:5, flying west to the right of St. Michael’s Mount. (P Smale)

Late news, 12/9, Devoran: 1 Osprey, 1 Peregrine,1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Grey Heron, Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Greenshank, Curlew, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Cormorant, Little Egret, 2 Red Admiral. (R Nicholls)

Black-tailed Godwits, Rowena Nicholls

Late news, 12/9, St Keverne: 2 Fulvous Whistling Duck.

Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 Eider, 3 Fulmar, 152 Manx Shearwater, 221 Gannet, 4 Shag, 6 Kittiwake, 42 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull and 7 Common Tern and 1 Guillemot. (DK Parker)

Towan Head 06:45-08:00: 7 Leach’s Petrel, 2 Storm Petrel, 5 Grey Phalarope, 1 Bonxie, 3 Arctic Skua, 2 Arctic Tern, 1 Common Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe)

Pentire Point East, Newquay 17:30-19:00: 1 Leach’s Petrel, 4 Bonxie, 2 Arctic Skua, 5 Sandwich Tern, 1 Balearic Shearwater. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 6 Pale-bellied Brent Goose still. (M Spicer)

Trevose Head seawatch: 1 Wilson’s Petrel (6:46-6:50 hrs), 6 Kittiwake, 49 European Storm Petrel, 3 Leach’s Petrel28 Bonxie, 5 Arctic Skua (2 ad pale phase, 2 ad dark phase, 1 juv ), 1 Pomarine Skua (juvenile), 9 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 juv Sabine’s Gull10 Sandwich Tern, 4 Arctic Tern, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Great Shearwater3 Common Tern, 1 Turnstone, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Ocean Sunfish. (B Bosisto)

Cape Cornwall 09.00-12.45: 5 Sabine’s Gull (ad at 10.00, 4 juvs at 11.10, 11.45 and 12.30 [2]), 9 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater and 3,000 + Manx Shearwater, 2 European Storm Petrel, 3 Grey Phalarope, 13 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 4 Sandwich Tern, 16 Arctic Tern, 3 Common Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull (ad and 2 1ws). Also 15 Chough and 1 Ocean Sunfish. (P Clarke, N Wheatley)

Pendeen 7:00-13.15: 5 Sabine’s Gull 1(ad,4 juv),1 Wilson’s Petrel, 6 Grey Phalarope,13 Arctic Skua, 21 Bonxie, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater ,1 Great Shearwater
2 Leach’s Petrel, 2 Mediterranean Gull juv and ad, 7 Sandwich Tern, 6 Common Tern, 7 Arctic Tern, 23 Storm Petrel. (S Rogers, B Field, P Tongue, T McGowan et al)

Pendeen (bottom carpark) 07:00 -13:00: 5 Sooty Shearwater, 16 Bonxie, 9 Arctic Skua, 9 Balearic Shearwater, 9, Storm Petrel, 1 Wilson’s Petrel, 12 Grey Phalarope,1 Red-necked Phalarope, 2 Leach’s Petrel, 1 G.N.Diver, 3 Sabine’s Gull. (R Wilkins)

Lamorna: 1 Firecrest. (M McKee)

Davidstow: 7 Ruff, 13 Dunlin, 14 Ringed Plover, 4 Wheatear.(B Bosisto) 

Foage Valley, Zennor: 1 Barn Owl at 08:00 and 18:00. (C Madden)

Rock, Porthilly Point. 96 Oystercatcher, 1 Knot, 2 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 9 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Porthkidney: 1 juv Arctic Tern, 22 Sandwch Tern. (R Veal) 

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 23 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Black-tailed Godwit. ( R Veal)

Ryan’s Field RSPB: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper (from 07:30hrs), 14 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 24 Sandwich Tern, 1 Kingfisher all flushed by Sparrowhawk later which made a failed attempt on a Redshank (D Flumm)

Lelant Water RSPB: 11 Little Egret, 54 Teal, 4 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper (D Flumm)

Longrock Pool RSPB: 5 Little Grebe, 3 Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Cetti’s Warbler (D Flumm)

Marazion beach: 83 Ringed Plover, 36 Dunlin, 20 Sanderling, 16 Turnstone, 3 Sandwich Tern, 7 Med Gull, juv Sabine’s Gull NW of St Michael’s Mount 08:30hrs at least – viewed from Station Café carpark (D Flumm)

River Camel, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 15 Mute swan, 12 Shelduck, 7 Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 14 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 80 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Ruff, 21 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 62 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 105 Curlew, c.250 Black-headed Gull, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 70 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser black-backed Gull, 3 Great black-backed Gull, 4 Wood Pigeon, 3 Swift, 2 Sand Martin, 5 House Martin, 10 Swallow, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 25 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 7 Starling, 1 Goldfinch, c.100 Linnet, 1 Small white, 2 Large white, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Speckled Wood. (M Scawen et al).

Devoran: 1 Osprey still present. (R Farnes)

Truro/Fal River and later Truro/Tresillian confluence: 1 Osprey fishing unsuccessfully. (A.Hill)

Downderry: Birds moving west before 08:05 included a Puffin, a Balearic Shearwater and an Arctic Skua. (A Payne)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Merlin, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Sabine’s Gull

Sabine’s Gull

Pomarine Skua

Leach’s Petrel

Grey Phalorope

All photos from St Ives on 11/9  by Mike McKee

djc/sgr

Saturday 6th September 2014

Late news, 04/9, at sea: Juv Red-necked Phalarope from Shearwater 11, photo here. (Marine Discovery, per R Menari)

Late news, 05/9, Truro: 2 juv Siskin in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Late news, 05/9, Bottallack: 14 Chough, photos here. (S Williams)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  3 Mute Swan, 9 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 7 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 29 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 2 Water Rail, 1+ Kingfisher, 1 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Turnstone (over), 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti’s Warbler plus Reed and Sedge Warblers and 1 Clouded Yellow. 1 juv Pectoral Sandpiper from the standing stone at 07:15 but disturbed by a Wood Pigeon, flew back from the direction of the beach at 08:10 but immediately flushed by a dog loose in the scrape! back and viewable from the road from c11:30 onwards. (DK Parker, L Proctor, BR Field, P Brewster et al.) Also a Hobby flew through in the afternoon. (MJ & J Spicer)

Pectoral Sandpiper Marazion Cornwall 6914 B FieldPectoral Sandpiper, Brian Field.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 5 Mute Swan, 2 Muscovy Duck, 102 Mallard plus 4 ducklings, 3 Call Duck,  7 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 juv Little Ringed Plover, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Sandpiper, 5 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 1 Buzzard, 8 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 2 Water Rail, 11 Little Gebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Cormorant (1 with a red colour ring but not read), 407 Herring Gull, 31 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Med Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap and 2 Raven. (DK Parker, J Hawkey, K Dalziel & S Maycock)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Mute Swan, 15 Greylag, 57 Canada Geese, 8 hybrid geese, 1 Brent Goose (hrota), 1 Shelduck, 5 Mallard, 70 Wigeon, 92 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 8 Grey Heron, 16 Little Egret, 23 Oystercatcher, 29 Ringed Plover, 4 Turnstone, 105 Dunlin, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, 2 Common Sandpiper, 33 Redshank, 7 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 79 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Ruff, 169 Black-headed Gull, 3 Med Gull, 513 Herring Gull, 90 Great Black-backed Gull, 29 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern, 2+ Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail and 3 Wheatear on the main estuary. 182 Canada Geese, 13 Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew, 5 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Little Egret, 27 Black-headed Gull, 336 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull in Copperhouse Creek. (DK Parker)

Caerthillian: 2 Whinchat, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Wheatear, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap and 200 Swallow. (D Eva)

Duckpool and Cleave Cliffs north of Bude: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat, 35+ Gpldfinch, c15 Linnet, 6 Chaffinch, 10 Robin, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Magpie, 1 Grey Heron, 70+ Swallow, Carrion Crows, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Stonchat and 1 Sparrowhawk. Also a great many Tortoishell and Specked Wood butterlies. (H Kendall)

Kynance Farm: 1 Tree Pipit, 22 Stonechat, 5 Whinchat, 7 Wheatear, 12 phylloscopus warblers, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 2 Dartford Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Pied Flycatcher. (A Pay)

Nanquidno: 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 10+ Willow Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 1 Garden warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Wheatear, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Chough, 3 White Wagtails plus 2 Clouded Yellow butterflies & 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (JHawkey & K Dalziel)

Windmill Farm: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 2+ Willow Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Sand Martin and 3 Clouded Yellows. (D Wright, P & C Brewster)

Land’s End: 5 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Sedge Warbler, 6 Willow Warbler, 8 Wheatear this afternoon. (P & H Taylor)

Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth: 3 Med Gull. (DS Flumm)

Swanpool: 1 Med Gull, Great Crested Grebe, 8 Little Grebe and 1 Kingfisher. (DS Flumm)

Rame: 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Bullfinch and 4 Yellowhammer. (M Beer)

Penlee: 3 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Green Woodpecker. (M Beer)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank and 1 Kingfisher this morning. (S Rowe)

Penryn River: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wheatear, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 23 Redshank, 7 Little Egret, 29 Curlew, 5 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Turnstone, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Cormorant, 9 Mute Swan, 8 Mallard, 44 Herring Gull and 51 Black-headed Gull at low tide. (J St Ledger)

River Looe: 1 Razorbill near Lifeboat station. (S Street)

Hannafore: 1 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Eider (eclipse male), 8 Little Egret, 7 Turnstone, 1 Pied Wagtail and 2 Rock Pipit. (S Street)

Pendeen Watch: 4 Balearic Shearwaters and 9 Sooty Shearwaters past by 11:20.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Garganey.

Marazion: Curlew Sandpiper on the beach.

Camel Estuary: 3 Curlew Sandpipers on Dinham Flats and a Spotted Redshank near Lidls.

Kenidjack: Probable Barred Warbler in a private garden at Lower Kenidjack at midday. Please respect the residents privacy.

DKP