Wednesday 6th October 2021

Walmsley sanctuary notice: There will be a birding group at Walmsley using the hides on Thursday 7th Oct in the afternoon. The hides remain open for members but please expect car parking & seating to be limited. 

Sennen: juv Rose-coloured Starling still at South end; 32 Jay flew East. (M Warren)

St Just: Glossy Ibis over this morning. (N&T Wheatley)

Chapel Amble: Glossy Ibis still this afternoon. (A Langdon)

Siblyback Lake: Grey Phalarope still. (A Tomkins) Also Garganey reported still.

Grey Phalarope, Andrew Tomkins

Grey Phalarope, Andrew Tomkins

Pendeen (0730-1100): Juv Pomarine Skua, 11 Great Skua, 8 Arctic Skua, 10 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Manx Shearwater, 106 Common Scoter (majority males). (P Clement, S Rogers, T Wilson.)

Sancreed: 6 Jay west, 4 Golden Plover, 2 Kestrel, 17 Pied Wagtail, 15 Meadow Pipit, 2 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno: 8 Stonechat including an aberrant individual shown in photographs, Whinchat, Blackcap, 3 Kestrel, 19 Skylark, c150 Meadow Pipit, c100 Goldfinch, c80 Linnet. (D Flumm)

aberrant Stonechat, Dave Flumm

aberrant Stonechat, Dave Flumm

Bodmin Moor: c. 300/400 Golden Plover, 18 Mistle Thrush,  c.40 Meadow Pipits, 6 Linnet, 2 Wheatear, 1 Merlin. Also 1 Otter at Golitha falls. (S Sanderson)

Merlin, Steven Sanderson

Lizard: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Wheatear, 3 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 100 Swallow, 1,000 Linnet (including feeding flocks of 500 and 400), 150 Meadow Pipits, 2,000 Gannets west per hour early morning. (D Collins)

Kelynack: Imm/fem Merlin, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff, Jay. (D Flumm)

Trefusis Point: 2 Kestrel, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 15 Oystercatcher (S Van Hear)

Towan Head: 3 Chough, 1 Kestrel, 11 Oystercatcher, 18 Turnstone, 1 Curlew, 5 Linnet, 12 Rock Pipit. (J Green)

Pednvadan, Gerrans Bay: 2 Great Northern Diver, one in summer plumage. Also 4 Harbour Porpoise. (J St Ledger)

Great Northern Diver, John St Ledger

St Just in Roseland: 8 Cirl Bunting, 1 pair Blackcap, 4 Swallow. (J St Ledger)

Cirl Bunting, John St Ledger

Portscatho: 11 Mediterranean Gull, c30 Turnstone. (G Hall)

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest, 2 Swallow, 8 Jay. (N Beasley) 27 Jay. (N Wheatley)

Foxhole: 88 Lesser Back Backed Gull, 44 Black-headed Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull, 9 Tufted Duck, 3 Coot. (B Bosisto)

Hannafore, Looe: 4 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Pale-Bellied Brent Goose, 6 Mediterranean Gulls, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Oystercatchers, 2 Wood Pigeon (inc. 1 juv), 5 Shags, 1 f Stonechat, numerous Great Black-Backed Gulls, Herring Gulls, Mallard, Meadow Pipits and Carrion Crows. (C&J Duffy)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 48 Canada goose, 6 Mute swan, 5 Shelduck, 14 Wigeon, 8 Mallard, 7 Wood pigeon, 2 Collared dove, 75 Oystercatcher, 15 Golden plover, 1 Grey plover, 2 Ringed plover, 65 Curlew, 10 Bar-tailed godwit, 1 Black-tailed godwit, 12 Dunlin, 4 Common sandpiper, 65 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 210 Black-headed gull, 2 Mediterranean gull, 13 Great black-backed gull, 130 Herring gull, 2 Lesser black-backed gull, 4 Cormorant, 2 Grey heron, 35 Little egret, 1 Marsh harrier, 2 Buzzard, 6 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 4 Rook, 75 Carrion crow, 1 Coal tit, 1 Blue tit, 1 Great tit, 3 Skylark, 7 Swallow, 2 Long-tailed tit, 5 Starling, 6 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 9 House sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 3 Grey wagtail, 1 Pied wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 12 Linnet, 2 Goldfinch, 3 Red admiral, 1 Speckled wood. (M Scawen et al)

Kenidjack: Pied Flycatcher reported.

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Pink-footed Goose, 3 Spotted Redshank reported still.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Glossy Ibis circled over 1420-1425; 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Ruff at Copperhouse

Late submission, 5/10, Point Rd, Point: 5 Firecrest at 18:00. (T Wilson)

Late submission, 5/10, Downderry: moving west, 0730-0830, were 2 Common Scoters, 1080+ Gannet, 3 Balearic Shearwater, several Kittiwake and a Mediterranean Gull. (A Payne)