Tuesday 24th September 2019

Late news, 23/9, Porthgwarra: 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Shag, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Mink (on beach). (S Hearn)

Mousehole: Adult Pom Skua past at 08:10. (L Proctor) 3 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Manx Shearwater at 18:00, also 1w Yellow-legged Gull on St Clement’s Isle. (M Elliott)

Davidstow: White-rumped Sandpiper still present on the airfield, also 8 Curlew Sandpiper (inc moulting adult) and 6 White Wagtail. (MJ Spicer, B Bosisto, L Payne) Ad Yellow-legged Gull this evening. (D Julian) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

White-rumped Sandpiper – Mike Spicer

Curlew Sandpiper – Mike Spicer

Trevose Head: Hooded Crow still in stubble field by lower NT car park but then flew to Boobys Bay, also 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest and 6 Chiffchaff plus 2 Great Skua on a 15 min sea watch. (T Codlin)

Lizard: Juv Rosy Starling still at Lizard village.

Towan Head, Newquay: Up to 100 Gannets diving and on water in Fistral bay  08:45. (M Lammas)

Cot Valley: 1 Blackcap (female), 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk (female), 1 Buzzard. (S Hearn)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Wheatear (female) on golf course, 2 Chough, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven. (S Hearn)

Land’s End: 5 Whinchat. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper. (C Moore)

St Levan: Wryneck in weedy field just N of St Levan church at 11:45 then flew to sallows. (M Scott Ham)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Little Stint, 15 Turnstone, 20 Ringed Plover ,41 Sandwich Tern, 1 Peregrine with a Med Gull for lunch, 1 Osprey, 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank & 1w Yellw-legged Gull. (M Halliday, MJ Spicer)

Turnstone – Mark Halliday

Little Stint – Mark Halliday

Ringed Plover – Mark Halliday

Peregrine – Mark Halliday

Crowdy Lake: 2 Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Davidstow Woods: 6 Crossbill, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 60 Goldfinch, 40 Chaffinch. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Yellow Wagtail & 3 Wheatear on the golf course. (P Fraser)

Malpas: Osprey (juv.?) eating fish on far bank from Heron pub and slightly downstream, near large bare arched fallen tree at 17:05. (A Hill)

Woon Gumpus Common: 1 Jack Snipe at 17:15. (P Clement)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 1 Teal, 1 Water Rail, 1 flock of Long tailed Tit, 24 Cattle Egret at 17.30 from the public hide. (S Grose)

Lizard Area: 2+  Firecrest, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Redstart, 2 Whinchat & 5 Goldcrest. (M Pass)

Penzance: Presumed escaped Ring-necked Parakeet reported again in gardens at Chyandour.

Downderry: Arctic Skua (pale phase) past at 16:45, 2 Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern and 8 Oystercatcher between 16:15 and 17:15 until vis was v poor. (C Ellis)

Lizard Point: 7 Choughs grouped together slowly floating on the breeze at 18:50. (M Williams)

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