Tuesday 15th October 2019

Lizard, Field by Bottlebank: 1 White-rumped Sandpiper with Ringed Plover briefly but flushed by Merlin and flew high east 12:45pm (M Pass, J St Ledger)

Lizard Point: 1 Marsh Harrier flew straight south out to sea at 08:45. (M Pass) 2 Raven, 4 Stonechat, 2 Linnet, 1 Robin 12:25 – 12:45. (M Webb)

Caerthillian Valley: Red-breasted Flycatcher first thing at top of valley and showing very well. Also Yellow-browed Warbler in the area. Merlin over (C Ellis, M Adkins et al).1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 26 Linnet, 3 Stonechat,
12 Meadow Pipit 10:00 – 11:30. (M Webb)

Red-breasted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

Red-breasted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

Church Cove; Lizard: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (J Witheywood, N Truby)

Yellow-browed Warbler, Nick Truby

St Agnes Head: 1 juvenile Long-tailed Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Little Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater,  14 Common Scoter, 1 Curlew, 0745 – 0945. Also 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Merlin, 1 Siskin, 10 Skylark, 44 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, c150 Linnet. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Kynance Cove: 1 Red-backed Shrike reported

Chapel Porth: 2 Firecrest, 16 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 26 Long-tailed Tit. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

West Pentire: 1 Snow Bunting still present this afternoon.

Trethewey: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (K Wilson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB (07:50-12:30): 1 Osprey at Carnsew Pool (08:59 – 09:27, 11:05-11:10), 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Grey Plover, 68 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank, 48 Redshank, 2 Knot, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 73 Curlew, 18 Lapwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 268 Wigeon, 1 redhead Red-breasted Merganser (Carnsew), 4 Med Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wheatear. (P Nason) 90 Mediterranean Gull.One had a bright red ring (right leg) with the inscription ‘HDR4’ and another had a bright yellow ring on the left leg, inscribed ‘2X3N’ (R Butts)

Copperhouse Creek: 4 Pink-footed Goose,1 Greylag Goose, circa 360 Canada Goose, 8 Mediterranean Gull,
3 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Butts J Hawkey M Webb)

Pink-Footed Geese, Martin Webb

Stithians Reservoir: 33 Teal, 34 Mallard, 1m Gadwall, 2 Canada Goose, 90 Black-headed Gull, 12+ Mediterranean Gull (4 ad, 4 2ndw, 4 1stw), 105 Herring Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 26 Cormorant, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 23 Little Grebe, 6 Lapwing, 10 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 50+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Stonechat, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Skylark, 2 Raven, 2 hybrid Mallard, 1 farmyard Aylesbury type duck (D Chaney)

Porthilly Point: 87 Mediterranean Gull on mussel crates, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 1 Lapwing, 54 Turnstone, 102 Oystercatcher, 1 Shelduck, 43 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Porthilly Beach: 1 Greenshank, 11 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 27 Cattle Egret, 2 Ruff, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Greenshank, 129 Redshank, 5 Dunlin and 1 Snipe. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Stepper Point: 1 Snow Bunting (J Braiden)

Rame: 2 Wheatear, 30 Skylark and 1 Yellowhammer in fields along Military Rd (M Beer)

Towan Headland, Newquay: 2 Chough (C Stephenson)

Porth Joke: 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, c 100 Woodpigeon ( P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Porthgwarra: 2 Firecrest (M Ferris) 1 White Stork (presumed released juvenile with ring and satellite tag flew over)

Sennen Cove: 1 Whimbrel (M Ferris)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Red-throated Diver (M Ferris)

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