Saturday 2nd November 2019

Late News, 01/11, RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise:

Penzance to Wolf Rock: 65 Herring Gull, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Cormorant, 16 Gannet, 4 Mute Swan, 5 Shag, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Common Scoter, 5 auk sp., 3 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Scilly: 12 Shag, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Gannet, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mediterranean Gull. Scilly to Wolf Rock: 10 Herring Gull, 1 Shag, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 31 Gannet, 3 Black-headed Gull, 12 Kittiwake, 8 auk sp., 1 Razorbill, 1 Bonxie, 2 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 12 Herring Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 20 Gannet, 2 auk sp., 3 Guillemot, 2 Harbour Porpoise. Moderate SW, poor viz. drizzle/heavy rain, sea state rough. (M Jones)

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257.  View from public footpath from 4th field South West of Sennen school, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road.

Paddyfield Pipit – Steve Rowe

Paddyfield Pipit – Steve Rowe

 

Paddyfield Pipit – Lee Fuller

Paddyfield Pipit – Lee Fuller

Pendeen Watch: 26 Great Skua, 35 Arctic Skua, 10 Pomarine Skua, 1 Long-tailed Skua (11.34) mid distance, 18 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Med Gull, 16 Fulmar, 1 Puffin, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 diver sp from 9:00 -16:00. (J Hawkey, R Augarde, P Clements, R Wilkins, M Mckee)

Towan Head, Newquay: (07:45-10:45) 1 Long-tailed Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 24 Arctic Skua, 13 Great Skua, 5 (3 ad, 2 1st w) Little Gull, 4 Manx Shearwater, 3 Great Northern Diver, 22 Common Scoter, 12 Fulmar, 4 Purple Sandpiper, 7 Turnstone, c700 Kittiwake. (S Rowe) Fistral, Newquay: (15:30 – 17:00) 1st w Little Gull, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 1 Common Scoter, 8 Turnstone, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 19 Oystercatcher. Also 1 Snow Bunting and 18 Greenfinch along Esplanade Road. (P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary: 1 1st winter Caspian Gull, 1 2nd w (?) Yellow-legged Gull, 45 Mediterraean Gull, 6 Common Gull. (M Halliday)

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Walmsley Sanctuary (Key holders only): 19 Cattle Egret, plus 200+ Common Snipe. (C Selway)

Newquay Harbour: 2 Great Northern Diver just offshore.(S Grose)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1 Dipper, 1f Tufted Duck, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Coal Tit (S Grose)

Illogan: 2 m Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch, 15 House Sparrow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Collared Dove in private garden (J Baker)

St Ives: 1 Great Skua past the Island. (T Hall)

Callestick: Black Redstart and Firecrest in village. (T Wilson)

Mousehole: 1 juv Black-throated Diver. (M Elliott)

Gannel Estuary: 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 39 Lesser Black backed Gull, 47 Great Black backed Gull, 47 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)