Friday 25th October 2019

Late News, 24/10, St Gothian Sands NR: 1 Olive-backed Pipit on low fields adjacent to the east side of the main lake, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Tufted Duck, 4 Redwing (P Nason)

St Nicholas Chapel, St Ives: 2 Snow Bunting  (G Currin)

Porthgwarra: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Manx Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 6 Puffin plus many other auks (mainly Razorbills) and Kittiwakes this morning. (I Prentice)

Mousehole: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater and 4 Purple Sandpiper. (D Balmer) 2+ Manx Shearwater, 60+ auk sp. (mainly Razorbill), 100+ Turnstone and many Kittiwakes. (C Zoeckler)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Scaup. (M Ahmad)

Sennen Cove: 1 Black Redstart trapped inside the Lifeboat Station. (D Balmer)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1m Goosander, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck (1m 1f), 4 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 200+ Canada Geese. (R Mudge) {Please note the feeders were removed from the car park due to a problem with cats, and have been positioned around the lake at 3 locations, all of which have Willow and Marsh Tit feeding from} 

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet (presumed escaped), heard only in Valley Gardens 12.40 (J Baker)

Walmsley (public hide): 1 m Pintail, 2 Water Rail, 1 Shelduck, 11 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Coot, 2 Snipe. (S Grose)

St Dennis: 2 Blackcap feeding on the berries of a Palm Tree. (P Ash)

Blackcap – P Ash

Saltash: 1 Firecrest along the China Fleet club nature trail (M Beer)

St Blazey: 2 Firecrest (B Bosisto)

Saltash: 1 Firecrest along the China Fleet club nature trail (M Beer)

Blackwater: 1 Black Redstart near the school. (G May)

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest at Dolphin House. (J+J Elvin)

Firecrest, J Elvin

St Blazey Pond: 3 Teal (R Hampshire)

Longrock Pool: Egret sp. (same as yesterday’s Penzance harbour bird) late afternoon. (P Walsh)

Scillonian Crossing: Sabine’s Gull

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