Friday 12th September 2019

Late news, 12/9, Nanquidno: 30+ Linnet, 60+ Jackdaw, 6 Stonechat, 2 Chough, 4 Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 10+ Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Fulmar, 3 Shag, 20+ Gannet, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Raven, 2 Coal Tit, 10 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Jay, 8 Swallows. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Late news, 12/9, St Gothian Sands NR (14:00-15:10): 60+ Linnet, 57 Starling, 1 Buzzard, 200+ Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 27 Great Black-backed Gull, 18 Black-headed Gull, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Wheatear, 2 Greylag, 10+ Goldfinch, 3 Stonechat. (P Freestone)

Davidstow: 3 Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield by the orange windsock to late morning at least, also Curlew Sandpiper. (P Roseveare) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Marazion: 27 Brent Geese flew towards Little London at 07:45. (S Rogers) 53 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (33+ juv) off Red River mouth in the evening, also 5 White Wagtail, 1 Wheatear and c10 Sanderling on the beach and 1 Wheatear along Green Lane. (DK Parker, S Rogers, R Veal)

Brent Geese – Dave Parker

Penzance: 15 Brent Geese west over the harbour at 08:45. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) 2 Firecrest at Morrab Gardens. (M Wrights)

Mousehole: c1000 Manx Shearwater feeding offshore. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Siblyback Lake: Little Stint still at the north end also Greenshank & 3 Wigeon. (P Phillips)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 6 Little Egret, 5 Gadwall, 12 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 50 Swallow, 20 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 1 Redstart still. (J Swann)

Porthilly Point: 1 f Peregrine Falcon, 1 Raven, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Egret, 3 Curlew, 12 Turnstone, 6 Ringed Plover, 42 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 13 Meadow Pipit, 43 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover (juv), 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 11 Curlew, 1 Gadwall, 20+ Teal. (J St Ledger & Mr Loader) Also Wood Sandpiper reported again.

Coverack: 7 Brent Geese in the bay early morning. 2 Clouded Yellow and 1 Hummingbird Hawk moth on the Battery (P. Bedford)

Falmouth: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Mediterranean Gull on Castle Beach. (J Turner)

Swanpool Beach: 1 Mediterranean Gull. (J Turner)

Tamar Estuary: 38 Pale-bellied Brent at St John’s Lake, this afternoon, also 6 Knot. (D Julian)

Chapel Amble: Wood Sandpiper and 2 Green Sandpipers from the Olde House, (private hide with no public access). (H Miller)

Walmsley Sanctuary (keyholders only): 3 Cattle Egret visible from the Tower Hide. (R Treeby)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Little Stint, 19 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 White Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Millbrook: 2 Egyptian Geese. (D Julian)

Land’s End: 5 Chough, 1 Carrion/Hooded Crow hybrid, 3 Carrion Crow, 4 Dunnock, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Stonechat, 4 Linnet, 12 Goldfinch, 15+ Jackdaw, 1 Kestrel along cycle track and coast path 09:45 – 11:50. (M Webb)

hybrid crow – Martin Webb

Chough – Martin Webb

Stonechat – Martin Webb

Linnet – Martin Webb

Porthgwarra: c.6000 Manx Shearwater west between 15:30 and16:30, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Harbour Porpoise, 1 Minke Whale and 1 Nuclear Submarine! (M Jones)

Dobwalls: Female Wheater on our neighbour’s roof (C&J Duffy)

Kings Mill: Osprey, 33 Greenshank, 126 Redshank, ~160 Curlew, 24 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 5 juv Knot, c.160 Black-headed Gull, 14 Herring Gull, 8 Little Egret, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Sandwich Tern and 12 Teal (P Kemp)

Gannel Estuary: 8 Little Egret, 10 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank. (M Lammas, S Rowe)

Devoran: 12+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 50+ Curlew, 30+ Oystercatcher, 12 Ringed Plover mixed in with a small flock  of Dunlins. Large number of Redshanks, 1 Osprey. (S Williams)

Osprey – Steve Williams

Osprey – Steve Williams

Osprey – Steve Williams

Little Kelynack: 1 Spotted Flycatcher in a private garden. (C Moore)

Rame Head to Penlee: 25 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat , 18 N.Wheatear, 30 Meadow Pipit, 8 Skylark, 150+ Swallow, 8 House Martin. Also 13 Clouded Yellow & 15+ Painted Lady. (K Pellow)

Penlee NR: 17 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 16 . (K Pellow)