Tuesday 21st October 2014

Late news 20/10 Hayle Esuary RSPB: 6 Whooper Swan flew SW at 15:45. (M Spicer)

Praa Sands: 1 Wheatear. (MJ Spicer)

Cape Cornwall.  Seawatch 08.40 – 11.20: 1 Sabine’s Gull (juv) at 10.30, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 89 Balearic Shearwater, 47 Manx Shearwater, 79 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine  Skua and 49 Arctic Skua. (P Clarke)

Pendeen: 1 Bridled Tern (09.35-09.45), 1 Leach’s Petrel, 6 Pomarine Skua, 222 Great Skua, 61 Arctic Skua, 3 Long-tailed Skua, 3 Sabine’s Gull, 6 Grey Phalarope, 1 Red-throated Diver 178 Balearic Shearwater, 150 Manx Shearwater, 13 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Common Scoter, 5 Golden Plover and 1 Merlin. (Bill Macdonald, P&H Taylor, D Flumm, J Parker, L Proctor, R Archer, J Swann et al)

St Ives: 32 Grey Phalarope, 2 Leach’s Storm-petrel, 2 Sabine’s Gull, 2 Long-tailed Skua, 38 Pomarine Skua, 1 Little Tern, 360 Balearic Shearwater, 250 Great Skua, 40 Arctic Skua and 4 Arctic Tern past The Island. (B Field, M Ahmad et al)


Grey Phalarope, Brian Field


Pomarine Skua, Brian Field


Arctic Skua, Brian Field

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Lands End: 3 Redwing and 1 Ring Ouzel. (P&H Taylor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Copperhouse Creek: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs at east end. (PJ Smale) Estuary: 6 Whooper Swan again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 juv American Golden Plover still. (PJ Smale)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 11 Little Egret, 9 Wigeon, 3 Greenshank and 3 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rowe)

Penberth Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by footpath on west side of valley. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 juv Ring-necked Duck and 3 Little Egret. (D Flumm & J Parker) Plus 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (A Tongue)

Penzance: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling at Morrisons this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)