Saturday 12th October 2019

Late news, 29/09, Sennen: Sandwich Tern РESK,  was rung in the Ythan Estuary in NE Scotland on 4th June as a chick by Grampian Ringing Group. (per P Garrity)

Late photos, 11/10, At sea, Scillonian III: Long-tailed Skua, sadly in Isles of Scilly waters. (M Ahmad)

Long-tailed Skua – Mashuq Ahmad

Long-tailed Skua – Mashuq Ahmad

Porthgwarra: Red-eyed Vireo near the doctors House, also Lesser Whitethroat plus Great Northern Diver over. (B Mellow) Presumed same Red-eyed Vireo in nearby Hidden Valley in the afternoon. (S Rowe)

Nanquidno: Red-breasted Flycatcher still opposite the new build plus 1+ Firecrest, Yellow-browed Warbler in Willows down from Wesley Cottage, 3 Raven, 7 Skylark, 4 Blackcap, 1 Firecrest, 7+ Goldcrest, 2 Sparrowhawks(m:f), 2 Bullfinch, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Long-tailed Tit, group of 20 Blue Tit and a juv Kestrel. (J MacCallum-Stewart, J Hawkey, K Dalziel, M Ahmad)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Mashuq Ahmad

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Steve Rowe

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Nick Truby

Yellow-browed Warbler – Nick Truby

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler plus another one reported, blythi type Lesser Whitethroat in donkey paddock still, fem/juv Merlin flew over bay towards Cape Cornwall. (J MacCallum-Stewart)

Cot Valley: Barred Warbler at the lower end of the valley.

Caerthillian: Barred Warbler by the pump station. (M Pass)

Barred Warbler – Nick Truby

 Barred Warbler РJohn Chapple

Housel Bay: Nightingale sp still around The Waterings but elusive. (R Wilkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey visiting three times, 2 Grey Plover, Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Kingfisher, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 363 Wigeon, 194 Teal, 1 Common Gull. (S Taylor) 1 Osprey successfully fishing at Carnsew Pool (13:35-13:45), 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Grey Plover, 14 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 28 Redshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Wheatear. (P Nason) Also Curlew Sandpiper reported again.

Osprey – David Cains

Osprey – David Cains

Truro: Peregrine on Cathedral at 08:30. (D Jenkins)

Loe Pool: 20 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher. (G Adams)

Land’s End: 1 Merlin plus 3 Red deer stags in Trinity Loop. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Penzance: Osprey over the Scillonian towards Mount’s Bay and 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver off Jubilee Pool. (M Warren)

Nanjizal: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler and Garden Warbler ringed at the private ringing site. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Mousehole: 4/5 year Smithsonianus type Herring Gull on St Clements Isle. (M Elliott)

Maer Lake: 1 Spoonbill, 13 Black tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff, 2 Pintail, 2 Pink-footed Geese. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Rame: Firecrest along lane from church with two Goldcrest. (C Buckland) Plus 1 Firecrest, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 23 Swallow, & 1 Blackcap (P Kemp)

Firecrest – Chris Buckland

Millbrook Lake: 13 Mediterranean Gull (one with white leg band – 3JRD), 47 Redshank (P Kemp)

Little Fistral: 8 Sandwich Tern, 6 Oystercatcher. (J. Green)

Lizard: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler reported somewhere on the Lizard!

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrest around the cottages, 2 ad Mediterranean Gull on the sea before flying South. (J MacCallum-Stewart)

Bude Marsh: 2 Kingfisher, 25 Mallard, 72 Black-headed Gull, 23 Moorhen, 1 Raven, 2 Mute Swan, 10 Carrion Crow, 5 Magpies, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 3 Wood Pigeon, 2m Blackbird, 2 Dunnock, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Canada Goose. (R Mudge)

Porth Joke: 4 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Bullfinch, 20 Chaffinch, 1 Water Rail, 15 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Robin. (S Rowe)

St John’s Lake: 98 Redshank, 10 Ringed Plover, 10 Turnstone, 22 Little Egret, 2 Dunlin, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Freathy: 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Blackbird. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Downderry: 07:45-08:35 Red-throated Diver, a Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skuas, 264 Kittiwakes and at least 350 Gannets, all west. (A Payne)

St Eval Church: 19 Lapwing, 3 Golden Plover, 4 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Tawny Owl heard, 1 Redwing heard at 22:30. (S Grose)

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