Saturday 28th September 2019

Late news, 26-27/9, Hayle Estuary: Gull thought to be a Caspian Gull. (M Halliday)

Caspian Gull, Mark Halliday

Caspian Gull, Mark Halliday

Caspian Gull, Mark Halliday

Late news, 27/9, Helston: Escaped male Ferruginous Duck still on the boating lake.

Late news, 27/9, Penzance: 30+Turnstones, 30+ Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin on Jubilee Pool rocks. ( N Wills)

Downderry: 8 Balearic Shearwaters, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Scoters, 18 Kittiwakes and 180+ Gannets moving west, 0715-0820. Early afternoon a Painted Lady and a Hummingbird Hawkmoth. Birds flying west included 4 Arctic Skuas, 4 Common Scoters, and just one Balearic Shearwater between 1320-1455. (A Payne) 5 Balearic Shearwater, Common Scoter, Sandwich Tern and 24+ Gannet this morning. 2 Arctic Skua, 5 Kittiwake in one hour this afternoon. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Penzance: Parakeet sp. (presumed escaped Ring-necked) seen at Tesco roundabout in flight towards Penzance. (S Rusga)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 42 Teal, 3 Lapwing. (D Eva)

Towan Head: 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 13 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Scoter between 07:30 and 08:50. (S Rowe)

Porthgwarra: Adult American Golden Plover with 3 Golden Plover in 3rd seeded field south of Portloe house, Roskestal, released White Stork in nearby fields. (M Wallace)

American Golden Plover, John Miller

American Golden Plover, John Miller

St Levan: Firecrest. (P St Pierre)

Porthchapel: 23 Balearic Shearwater west between 11:00 & 12:30 also 6 Chough. (P St Pierre)

Pendeen Watch: 25 Great Skua, 23 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua with spoons, 1 Little Tern, 1 Sooty Shearwater’ 18 Arctic Tern, 12 commic Tern, 35 Balearic from bottom car park between 08:00 – 12:15. (R Wilkins & P Clements)

Penzance: 1 m Eider, 4 Sandwich Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Sanderling, 21 Turnstone, 39 Ringed plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 8 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 14 Pale bellied Brent Geese, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Linnet. (S Grose)

Drift Reervoir: Osprey sheltering in heavy rain in tree far NW arm, Fox on far bank and female Kingfisher, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Little Egrets, 1 Grey Heron. (R Chiffers)

Cligga Head, Perranporth: 1 Great Northern Diver sum plum, 2 Great Skua and 10 Common Scoter (T Wilson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Little Grebe, 3 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Goldfinch in Carnsew Basin and 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Egret, 1 Pied Wagtail at South Quay. (N Wills) c200 Sandwich Tern, c40 Arctic Tern, c10 Common Tern, 6 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Lapwing, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank this evening. (R Veal)

Rame Head: 8 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Manx Shearwater, 8 Arctic Skua, 2 Common Scoter, 70+ Kittiwake, 2 House Martin, 1 Merlin this morning. (C Buckland)

Davidstow Airfield: 27 Ringed Plover, 2 Golden Plover, 12 Dunlin, 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

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