Saturday 21st September 2019

Late news, 20/9, Scillonian III RSPB Wildlife Cruise: Penzance to Wolf Rock: 2 Eider (in harbour), 1 Fulmar, 72 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater,  123 Gannet, 3 Great Skua, 50 Kittiwake, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull and 10 Guillemot. Wolf Rock to St Mary’s: 1 Fulmar, 23 Manx Shearwater, 118 Gannet, 14 Shag, 2 Kittiwake, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull and 1 Guillemot. St Mary’s to Wolf Rock: 79 Gannet, 10 Shag, 2 Kittiwake, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern and 5 Guillemot. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 2 Fulmar, 10 Manx Shearwater, 107 Gannet, 4 Kittiwake, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 8 Guillemot and 12 auk sp. (M Ahmad, DK Parker)

Davidstow: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present on the airfield. (M Eggleton et al.) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

The Lizard: Juv. Rosy Starling still present. (D Eva) Also Wryneck reported again.

Castle-an-Dinas: Honey Buzzard being mobbed by Carrion Crows. (V Stratton)

St Clement: 3 Cattle Egrets in field with cattle next to Tresemple Pool + 10 Little Egrets, Whimbrel and 2 Greenshank on the river (T Wilson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Green Sandpiper flew towards the beach. (P Walsh)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey still present throughout morning on centre estuary post, 6 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 1+ Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 30+ Redshank, 1 Reeve, 8 Turnstone, 30 Ringed Plover, 60+ Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 8 Little Egret and 7 Pintail on Lelant Water. 27 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 30+ Curlew, 3 Ruff, 2 Knot, 1 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret and 23 Mediterranean Gulls on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal, J Hawkey, R Butts, S Green) 2 Ospreys at mid day, one caught a mullet and both birds left heading south west. (S Murnan)

Osprey – Steve Murnan

Osprey – Steve Murnan

Osprey – Steve Murnan

Bude: 1 male Mandarin with Canada Geese on lake at The Weir Cafe. (M Slator)

Land’s End: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, 4 Ringed Plover and 2 Dunlin. (P St Pierre)

College Reservoir: 68 Coot, 1 Shoveler (D Eva)

Maer Lake: 1 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 15 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Black tailed Godwit, 5 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 2 Snipe, 5 Wigeon, 2 Shoveler. (A Roberts, M Worden)

Rame: Juv Hen Harrier watched for over an hour before being chased off by Ravens towards the sea. Also 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Wheatear, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Tree Pipit, 40 Linnet, 8 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Yellowhammer, 6 Stonechat, 2 Blckbird, 1 Whitethroat. (C Buckland)

Hen Harrier – Chris Buckland

Hen Harrier – Chris Buckland

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 6 Little Egrets & 1 Wheatear. (J Hawkey)

Porthgwarra: 1 Balearic Shearwater and very few Manx Shearwaters, auks and Kittiwakes. Also good passage of Swallows heading east down the valley throughout the day and 1 Common Sandpiper plus 1 Mink – catching crabs in the rock pools at the mouth of the stream in the afternoon. (R Webb)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 93 Redshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Dunlin and 114 Mediterranean Gull of all ages. (P Kemp)

Colliford Lake: 5 ad or near adult Yellow legged Gull and 2 juv Ringed Plover. (P Kemp)

Camborne, Tehidy Woods: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, 13 Mute Swan, 3 Coot, 50+ Rook in lower branches of the trees surrounding the main lake, competing with squirrels to be fed peanuts. (S Grose)

Newquay Harbour: 2 Turnstone, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 m Blackcap, 6 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Porth Joke: 2 Whinchat. (S Rowe)

Polbathic Creek: Osprey at 07:45 landed briefly in tree at bottom of garden before flying upriver. Also 52 Redshank, Kingfisher plus Hummingbird Hawks still present through most of day. (A Blonden)

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