Thursday 6th September 2018

Late news, 5/9 Siblyback: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Snipe, 7 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, and 1 Ruff (M Beer)

Nanjizal: Nightingale trapped and ringed, also 41 Blackcap, 5 Willow Warbler, 9 Sedge Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 3 Grasshopper Warbler. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Pendeen Watch seawatch 06:40-08:50: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, c5000 Manx Shearwater (based on sample random counts of up to 50/minute), 3 Great Skua, 8 Kittiwake, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern. (D Flumm, P Clement) 11:00-13:15: 4 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Razorbill, 2 Guillemot, 5 Common Scoter, c1000 Manx Shearwater, 2 Chough and 3 Rock Pipit. (P & C Brewster) 16:34-17:50: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Sooty Shearwater & 1 Arctic Tern. 1240-1830: 1 Great Shearwater (15:45), 13 Sooty, 6 Balearic, c6000 Manx, 5 Arctic Skua, Pomarine Skua, 2 Great Skua, 2 Skua sp., 5 ‘commic’ Tern, 12 Mediterranean Gull (1 ad, 11 juv), 1+ Bluefin Tuna . (M Darlaston)

Porthgwarra seawatch 07:15-11:40: 4 Balearic Shearwater, 95 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel and 1 Yellow-legged Gull.

Carn Kenidjack: 2 Wheatear, 6 Meadow Pipit, c50 White Wagtail, c30 Pied Wagtail in ploughed field annex B.3318 east of C.K. (D Flumm)

Bude: Female Sparrowhawk with fresh kill (woodpigeon) Stripping and feeding by the side of rugby pitch, observed for 40mins. (R Maye)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spotted Redshank still present. (L Proctor) Also 1 Knot, 5 Greenshank and 50 Mediterranean Gull, including 2 colour-ringed juvs. (S Lister)

Windmill Farm: Bullfinch, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Several Swallow, Marsh Harrier and Hobby in a dogfight above the Willow tree line (boardwalk), Adder, Grayling Butterfly. (J Evans)

St Gothian Sands: 2 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 18 Little Grebe, 2 Coot and 2 Dunlin. (MJ Spicer)

Sancreed: 2 Kestrel, 4 Ringed Plover and our second pair of Swallow fledged 3 young today following 3 young fledged from another pair here 6th July – two successful nests after a series of poor years. Also a successful breeding season here for House Sparrow with 50 on our lawn today after a good breeding season which saw triple broods per pair from our communal, 3-compartmental nest box. (D Flumm)

Illogan: 1 m Sparrowhawk in private garden. (J Baker)

Stithians Reservoir: Goldeneye, Pintail, 1 Little Egret, 4 Greenshank, 3 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 10+ Dunlin, 15+ Ringed Plover, 22 Curlew, 3 Lapwing, 4 Wheatear & 10 White Wagtail. (M Pass, J St Ledger S Williams)

Ringed Plover, Steve Williams

Ringed Plover, Steve Williams

Wheatear, Steve Williams

Wheatear, Steve Williams

Camel Estuary: 5 Wigeon, 1 Pintail,  33 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 1 juv Little Stint, 108 Dunlin, 4 Knot, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Redshank. (Bob Bosisto)

Land’s End: Hooded Crow reported, but possibly just the hybrid resident.

Drift Reservoir (members only): Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 7 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Wheatear & 3 Yellow Wagtail. (M Wallace)

St Eval: 1 Short-eared Owl flying north over the fields next to church. (S Grose)

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