Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Late News, 22/10, Looe, Hannafore: 15 Turnstone, several Rock Pipit. (I Juliane)

Late News, 22/10 Looe River: 14 Redshank, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Kingfisher flying. (I Juliane)

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still present today at Treve Common. Also Short-eared Owl mobbed by Jackdaws 10.23am then flew towards LE Complex. (R Creek) Also 1 ringtail Hen Harrier over the aerodrome towards Cot late am. (C Moore)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Great White Egret at Ryan’s Field. (S Williams) Also 1 Spoonbill still this evening, and 1 Cattle Egret with 3 Little Egret flying over the A30 toward St Erth. (R Creek)

Great Egret – S Williams

Great Egret – S Williams

Stithians Reservoir: Temminck’s Stint still. (M Jones)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Little Egret, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Wigeon, 75 Mallard, 65 Canada Goose, 4 hybrid Canada, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Stonechat. (D Flumm) Ring-necked Duck still late pm, also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler between dam and car park. (R Creek)

Cot Valley: 1 calling Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (R Veal, M Ahmad) Also 1 Cattle Egret over 15:25, 1 Merlin, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Nanjizal: 113 ringed; 16 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 62 Blackcap (over 2500 ringed this year), 7 Siskin and Little Owl (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: 1 Crane NE at 18:13. (B Wilson et al.) Also 1 Spotted Crake at footbridge below 60ft cover 10:30. (D Rimes). And 10+ Crossbill over coastguard cottages 14:15, 1 Merlin and 1 Vagrant Emperor between Doctor’s garden and car park. (G Wyatt) And 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest and 2 Swallow. (R Veal, M Ahmad) Also 1 Dusky Warbler reported still at 60ft cover.

Walmsley: 11 Cattle Egret behind the tower hide this evening. (B Bosisto)

Penberth: 1 Firecrest. (D Balmer)

Porthcurno: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Black Redstart, (D Balmer)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at bottom of valley by house and 9 Chough over. Also 1 Clouded Yellow. (D Balmer, A Hartley, J Swann)

Polgigga: 1 Black Redstart at Rafta Cottage (Rafta Farm) (D Balmer) 2 Whooper Swan in fields to the NW of Higher Bosistow. (M Wallace)

Rame: Short-eared Owl over stubble near Penlee Battery. (A Trout)

Nanquidno: 1 Ring Ouzel. (D Balmer)

Clapper Marshes: 2 Wood Sandpiper reported.

Sennen: Lapland Bunting in field behind Longships Holiday Cottages, flew off south. Also hybrid Hooded Crow still present (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Also 4 Cattle Egret in field behind Sennen school. (R Veal, M Ahmad)

Lapland Bunting, Phil Taylor

Hybrid Crow, Phil Taylor

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank. (D Eva)

Rosenannon Downs: 1m Hen Harrier briefly, 1+ Brambling. (D Julian)

Bolventor: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (S Cox)

Sancreed: westerly passage of 65 Lapwing, 4 Golden Plover, 150 Woodpigeon, 26 Stock Dove, 33 Skylark, 6 Fieldfare. (D Flumm)

Mount’s Bay: 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull on roof of Mermaid II from Marazion to Mousehole. (M Elliott)

Penzance: 1 Red-throated Diver, 5 Eider of Eastern Green. (L Proctor)

Kingsmill Lake: 11 Dunlin, 48 Redshank, 32 Greenshank, 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Lapwing, 72 Curlew, 94 Black tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Teal, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Wigeon, 19 Little Egret, 1f Tufted Duck, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, c2600 Black-headed Gull 3 1w Common Gull, c760 Herring Gull, 1 Grey Heron. (P Kemp)

Whipsiderry: 2 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: c50 Pied Wagtail at dusk. (R Creek)

Pendeen: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard, 2 Chough, Stonechat. Steady passage of Auks west this morning on the sea (A Hartley)

Looe, Hannafore: 27 Turnstone, 7+ Rock Pipits, 3 Shag, 1 Cormorant at close quarters wrestling with & swallowing a large fish, 6+ Med Gulls (I Juliane)

Indian Queens: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in private garden. (C Barton)

Great Spotted Woodpecker – C Barton

Porth: 1 Chough. (S Gale)

Tesemple Pool: High tide roost – 11 Greenshank, 28 Curlew (1 with an orange ring on the right leg and a white ring on the left bit no characters seen), 73 Redshank, 3 Black-Tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe and 1 Water Rail. (M Jones)

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Saturday 8th September 2018

Late news, 7/9, RSPB Scillonian III, Wildlife Cruise: Penzance to Wolf Rock: 245, Manx Shearwater, 1, Sooty Shearwater, 6 Fulmar, 1 Puffin, 3 Guillemot, 380 Kittiwake, 13 Herring Gull, 1 Eider Duck, 1 Cormorant, 1 Shag. Also 5 Harbour Porpoise, 10 + Common Dolphin, 12+ Bottle-nose Dolphin, 3 Risso’s Dolphin, 1 Minke WhaleWolf Rock to Isles of Scilly: 69 Manx Shearwater, 4 Fulmar, 1 Storm Petrel, 18 Gannet, 6 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 11 Sandwich Tern, 14 Shag, 1 Cormorant. Also 4 Common Dolphin, 2 Atlantic Grey SealIsles of Scilly to Wolf Rock: 273 Manx Shearwater,  4 Fulmar, 1 Great Shearwater, 178 Gannet, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 62 Sandwich Tern, 12 Shag, 1, Turnstone. Also 10+ Harbour Porpoise, 26 Common Dolphin, 8 Bottle-nose Dolphin, 106 Blue-finned TunaWolf Rock to Penzance: 624, Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 1, Arctic Skua (dark phase), 11 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 2 Black-headed Gull, 298 Gannet, 1 Eider Duck, 1 Little Egret. Also 6+ Common Dolphin. (V Stratton B Craven)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Little Egret, 27 Teal, 11 Canada Goose, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 7 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Snipe, 1 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 2 Blackcap, 30 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Lizard, Caerthillian Cove: Melodious Warbler still near the pump house till 15:10 at least. (J Chapple)

Lizard Point: 21 Great Shearwater and 28 Sooty Shearwater.

Nanjizal: 1 Spotted Crake., plus 44 Blackcap, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra, seawatch: 243 Storm Petrel and 3 Wilson’s Petrel all in the first hour and most at Runnel Stone distance, 2 Great Shearwater at 10:50, 22 Sooty Shearwater,  8 Balearic  Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 1 Common Scoter plus at least 3000 Manx Shearwater between 06:30 and 11:30. Also a pod of 100+ Common Dolphin. 2 Chough and a brown Merlin chasing a small bird out to sea but missed it. (B Mellow) Porthgwarra: 1 fem Redstart, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap & 3 Willow Warbler. (DK Parker)

Par, Spit Beach: 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 46 Oystercatcher, 8 Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover, 5 Curlew 56 Cormorant, 37 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Land’s End: 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat & 2 White Wagtail, hybrid Crow. (P Taylor H Mitchell)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 31 Turnstone, 21 Ringed Plover, 16 Dunlin at high tide. (P Taylor)

Near Par Market: 1 Buzzard, 50+Swallows, 4 Magpies. (C Hooper) Par Market, east carpark: 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Nuthatch. (S Grose)

Buzzard – Chris Hooper

Buzzard – Chris Hooper

Loe Pool: 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 10 Great Crested Grebe including 1 juvenile assumed to be the chick reared here, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Water Rail, 7 Teal. 1 Little Egret. (G Adams)

Marazion: 1 Common Tern offshore. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Water Rail, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Snipe on the Marsh and 4 White Wagtail, 47 Meadow Pipit, 4 Grey Wagtail over in 30 mins. (R Veal)

Maer Lake: Bar-headed goose and white hybrid goose in amongst  600+ Canada Geese, also 16 Dunlin, Greenshank and 12 Black-tailed Godwit. (N Bastin)

Greenshank – Nigel Bastin

Bar-headed Goose – Nigel Bastin

Stenalees, Gunheath clay works: 1 fem Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Methleigh, Porthleven: 4 Chough feeding in fields, 3 Kestrel plus Painted Lady and Red Admiral on coast path. (C Richards)

Colliford Reservoir: 5 adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Common Sandpiper this afternoon. (P Roseveare)

Penhale Dunes: 1 Hobby, 2 Whinchat, family party of 4 Stonechats & 1 Whitethroat. (J Hawkey K Dalziel)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Ruff, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Knot. (R Veal, M Ahmad)

Newquay, River Gannel: 1 Dipper, 1 Common Sandpiper opposite Texaco garage.(S Grose)

Ruan Lanihorne, from Ruan Quay: 1 juv Osprey perched on dead tree adjacent to banking on Tregothnan side of river at 4.30. (D Hall)

Penpol Creek: 8 Little Egret, 1 Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

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Friday 18th May 2018

Lizard Point: 2+ European Bee-eater over at 08:20, then again very high up at 10:00, calling, not seen. 28 + Red Kite over. (T Blunden)

Nanjizal: Spotted Crake trapped and ringed, also 2 Garden Warbler and a Spotted Flycatcher at the private ringing site. (K Wilson)

Sancreed: 1 Black Kite with flock of 8 Red Kites and a Common Buzzard over Sancreed Beacon 15:35-15:40 drifted off north west, circling high on thermals; 14 Red Kites (8 with the Black Kite plus singles east 09:30 & 09:50, 3 NE 15:45 & 1 SW 16:10), 1 Cuckoo, 1 Garden Warbler. (D Flumm)

Hannafore: 1w Iceland Gull still present. (P Sharp)

Crugmeer: 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Whitethroat, also Chiffchaff & Skylark. (S Grose)

St Keverne: 3 Red Kite over silage-cutting field. (M Nattrass)

Godolphin Cross: Red Kite, Sparrowhawk and Buzzard all in the same thermal at 13:45. (C Richards)

Tresillian: Red Kite over at 08:40. (A Nicholson)

Ruan Minor: Lesser Whitethroat singing. (D Collins)

Housel Bay: Redpoll flying north. (D Collins)

Newquay: 2 Red Kite drifted over Asda at 9.55 a.m. (D Grose)

Rame (by the church): Turtle Dove. (M Buckle R Gould)

Truro: 1 Red Kite, flying north east over Waitrose. (C Warman)

Mount Hawke: 1 Red Kite moving north being chased by a vocal Herring Gull at 17.05. (RB Girling)

St Martin: 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Siskin. (P Sharp)

Charlestown: 2 ( m + f ) Robin and 2 fledgling and 2 m + f Blackbird and 2 fledgling. (D Hastilow)

Rock:1 Sparrowhawk with prey, 7 Greenfinch, 6 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker from private gardens. (S Grose)

Hayle, Ventonleague: 2 Red Kite 10.25 (going East), 1 Red Kite 14.55, going S E. and unusually group of 4 Sparrowhawk  (11.20a.m). (J&P Rutter)

RSPB Scillonian III: Penzance – Wolf: c110 Manx Shearwater, 2 Fulmar, 6 Gannet, 22 Guillemot, 2 Red Kite and 3 Swallow. Wolf – Scilly: 3 Manx Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 7 Gannet, 1 Guillemot and 1 Swallow. Scilly – Wolf: 5 Manx Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 15 Gannet, 1 Great Skua and 6 Guillemot. Wolf – Penzance: 109 Manx Shearwater, c20 Gannet, 3 Kittiwake, 1 Grey Heron and c12 Common Dolphin. (DA Conway, MJ Spicer)

Bodmin, Dragon centre: 9 Swift. (R Hurrell)

Lostwithiel area: 19.30hrs 1 Red Kite mobbed by a Crow that came out of each of the two woodlands it passed over. Circled up and headed ESE/E high up. 1 Swift, 3Buzzard. (R Hurrell)

Rosewall Hill: Cuckoo (2 other Cuckoo calling to the West), Swift, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 House Martin, 1 probable Hobby, flushed from fence post and flew into wooded area. (J Evans)

Lamorna: c30 Red Kite following tractor just north of Lamorna at 4.30pm. (M McKee)

Chiverton Cross: Red Kite west low over roundabout @ 8.00am (T Wilson)

St Agnes: Red Kite @ 9.10am (T Wilson)

Near Mithian: 3 Red Kites @ 11.20am (T Wilson)

Callestick: Red Kite high east @ 1.25pm (T Wilson)

Treligga: 4 Red Kite. (D Hillson)

St. Germans: Clouded Yellow butterfly.(A Blonden)

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Sunday 28th September 2014

Late news 27/9 Marazion Beach: 37 Ringed Plover, 3 Sanderling, 8 Dunlin & 8 Turnstone with 2 Sandwich Terns offshore. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Late news 27/9 Porthgwarra: 1 Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel & up to 9 Common Buzzards plus 8 Clouded Yellow butterflies ( inc.1 helice). (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis and 1 Spotted Crake still. (V Stratton, R McDonald – photo 1, R Hosken – photos 2 & 3) Also 2 Mute Swan, 11 Mallard 8 Teal, Garganey (now on Long Rock Pool), 1 Cormorant, 8 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 juv, Hobby, 1 Sparrowhawk, 35 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 5 Water Rail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

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Cubert, nr Newquay: 1 Short-toed Lark, 30 Skylark and 30 Meadow Pipit. (DS Flumm)

Kelsey Head: 2 Kestrel, 25 Skylark, 20 Rock Pipit, 30 Meadow Pipit and 3 Wheatear. (DS Flumm)

Kelsey Head – Penhale Sand dunes: 4 Kestrel and 12 Stonechat. (DS Flumm)

Porth Joke, Newquay: 10 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 30+ Rock Pipit, 35+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Raven, 1 Wheatear, 18 Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch, 30 Linnet, 6+ Stonechat, 20+ Skylark, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 6+ Great Tit, 10+ Blue Tit, 8+ Dunnock, 4 Song Thrush, 20 Blackbird, 15 Robin, 10+ House Sparrow and 2 Swallow. Out at sea – 5 Razorbill, 10+ Manx Shearwater, and few Gannet. (D Mays, DS Flumm, S Rowe)

Windmill Farm: 1 Red-backed Shrike, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Teal, 8 Kestrel and 1 Whinchat. (S Bury, I Maclean, D Wright – photo)

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Soapy Cove: 1 Wryneck. (S Bury, D Wright)

River Cober, St Johns: 1 Dipper. (D Wright)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 11 Little Egret, 5 Med Gull and 1 Black-tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. (D Jenkins) Also 1 Little Stint and 1 Curlew Sandpiper.

Rosewall Hill: 4 Buzzards and 2 Raven. (D Jenkins)

Chykembro Common: 3+ Yellowhammer. (D Jenkins)

Bosporthennis Common: 1 f Kestrel. (D Jenkins)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 2 Lapwing, 4 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank and 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (D Eva)

Higher Bochym (Goonhilly): 1 Tree Pipit. (I Maclean)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 Green Sandpiper. (I Maclean)

Porthgwarra: 2 Choughs plus Hooded Crow still at Roskestal Farm. (S Maycock) Also 16 Sooty Shearwaters and 1 Balearic Shearwater between 13:00 & 15:00. (R Carrington)

Roseland: 1 fem. Eider at Carne Beach and 2 Ringed Plover at Towan Beach. (D Hall)

Kenidjack: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Nanquidno: Garden Warbler, Whitethroat and 2 Blackcap. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

River Lynher: 1 Osprey at Jupiter Point.

MJS & DKP

Fridy 26th September 2014

Late news 24/9 Camel Estuary Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 3 Blackbird, c250 Black-headed Gull, c100 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Buzzard, 2 Canada Goose, c100 Carrion Crow, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Common Sandpiper, 10 Cormorant, c100 Curlew, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 32 Dunlin, 1 Dunnock, c100 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Greenfinch, 9 Greenshank, 20 Grey Heron, c200 Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 150 Jackdaw, 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Lapwing, 45 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c20 Little Egret, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 20 Mallard, 1 Med Gull, 30 Mute Swan, c70 Oystercatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Raven, 60 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Robin, c50 Rook, 12 Starling, 1 Swallow, 4 Teal, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Wigeon, 12 Wood Pigeon and 1 Wren. (Martin Cutland Wildlife Walk per C Travis)

Late news 25/9 Pendennis Point: 73 Balearic Shearwater, 900+ Gannet, 6 Oystercatcher, 20+ Shag, 1 distant poss Sooty Shearwater, 1 Med Gull, 2 Puffin, 2 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot and 13 auk sp. past 08:00 – 09:00 with a further 5 at 11:00. (D Chaney)

Late news 25/9 Swanpool Point: 1 Firecrest. (S Perfect)

Buttermilk Hill: 120 Meadow Pipit, 2 Wheatear and 4 Dartford Warbler. (V Stratton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Spotted Crake, 5 Water Rail, 5 Grey Heron, 10 Little Egret, 1 Garganey, 1 juv Hobby, 3 Mute Swan, 19 Mallard, 12 Teal, 5 Little Grebe, 34 Moorhen, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Stonechat, 1 Reed Warbler and 3 Cetti’s Warbler also 2 Clouded Yellow butterflies. (DS Flumm, D Jenkins, J Hawkey, M Elliot & DK Parker)

Marazion Beach:  50 Ringed Plover, 11 Turnstone, 5 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, 1Wheatear and 2 Little Egret. (D Jenkins, J Hawkey) Also 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull at Red River Mouth.

Chyandour, Penzance:  2 Med Gulls, 1 Sandwich and 1 Common Tern. (DS Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 5 Snipe, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Mute Swan, 74 Mallard, 19 Teal, 13 Tufted Duck,7 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 14 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant (including red colour-ringed TAR), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Wheatear and 3 Grey Wagtail. (D Parker & R Farnes – photos)

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River Lynher: 1 Spoonbill, 4 Common Tern and 4 Sandwich Tern. (M Beer)

Nanquidno: 2 Blackcaps , 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel and 1 Clouded Yellow. (J Hawkey)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Ruff,  1 Redshank, 2 Barwit, 9 Oystercatcher, c20 Curlew, 13 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper and 6 Little Egret. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 11 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 10+ Snipe and 3 Curlew. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, Trescobeas area: 1 Wheatear in private garden. (J St Ledger – photo)
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Coverack: 1 Common Crane flew SW over Little Treleaver. (J Foster)

Lizard Point: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 104 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, 8 Fulmar, 485 Gannet, 1 Curlew, 2 Kittiwake, 22 Med Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern and 21 Razorbill between 09:: & 10:00. (T Blunden)

Pendeen: 9 Balearic Shearwaters. (R Wilkins)

Caerthillian: 1 Dotterel over north and then over Kynance in the afternoon. (T Blunden)

Windmill Farm: 1 Dotterel over, presumed same as Kynance bird. (D Wright)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Little Stint and 3 Curlew Sandpiper on Ryan’s Field.

 MJS & DKP

Thursday 25th September 2014

Hayle Estuary: Lost; a pair of gents spectacles possibly in the hide at Ryan’s Field. If found please contact us and we’ll contact the owner. Thanks.

Ruan Lanihorn: 1 Osprey on the Tregothnan side. (D Hall)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute Swan plus 1 cygnet, 22 Mallard, 12 Teal, drake Garganey, 2-3 Spotted Crake, 1 Coot, 35 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Raven, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Stonechat, 1 Reed Warbler and 3 Cetti’s Warbler heard. (DK Parker, L Proctor & DS Flumm – photos)

Wacker Quay: 1 Common Crane and 1 Osprey still at 12:30 and the Crane still at 15:20-15:30. (M Bailey, T&J Sleep)

Gannel Estuary:  7 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank,  Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Little Egret, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank  and 1 Kingfisher. (M Lammas)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Golden Plover, 1 Ruff, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 Lapwing, 7 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 4 Curlew, 15+ Snipe, 20+Teal, 5 Wigeon and 12 Little Grebe. (J St Ledger)

St Loy: 1 Wryneck and 1 Short-eared Owl. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthcurno: 2 Med Gulls offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penberth: 2 Firecrests. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Bosullow: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthgwarra: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Hooded Crow.

Downderry: 46 Balearic Shearwater past.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Little Stint.

 MJS & DKP

Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Photos of Water Rail, Garganey and Sparrowhawk taken 22/9 at Marazion Marsh by R Farnes:

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 juv Spotted Crake early morning and still present this evening also 2 Bearded Tits flew west, calling, at 08:50 but not relocated. 4 Mute Swan plus 3 cygnets, 24 Mallard, 10 Teal, 1 drake Garganey, 1 Cormorant, 7 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 36 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 4 Little Grebe, 6+ Water Rail, 1 Hobby, 1  Sparrowhawk, 1+ Kingfisher, 3 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker et al.)

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(photos 1&2 – R Farnes, photo 3 J St Ledger, photo 4 A Mckechnie)

Camel Trail: 1 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Greenshank, 2 Red Knot, 1 Snipe, 6 Ringed Plover, 50+ Dunlin, 80+ Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Lapwing, 50+ Redshank, 30+ Curlew, 40+ Oystercatcher, 1 Med Gull amongst a multitude of Black-headed gull, 3 Wigeon, 1 Little Grebe, 8+ Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 6+ Mute Swan, 5 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 2 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Wagtail and 1 Jay. (D Mays -photos plus videos of Snipe and Curlew Sandpiper)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank and 2 Common Sandpiper on Lelant Saltings. 3 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Lapwing and 1 Peregrine over at Ryan’s Field. 7 Little Egret, 4 Little Stint, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 20 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover and 1 Peregrine over at Carnsew Basin. (DS Flumm, J St Ledger – photos) 9 Sandwich Terns at Porth Kidney. (DS Flumm)

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Chyandour, Penzance: 1 Common Tern. (DS Flumm)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Cormarant, 5 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 6 Oystercatcher and 10 Curlew. (S Rowe)

Nanjizal: 2 Whinchat. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Newlyn: 1 sum plum Red-throated Diver off Tolcarne. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Garganey still.

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrests by Cot Mill.

MJS & DKP