Wednesday 18th September 2019

Late news, 17/9, Penzance: 2 Ring-necked Parakeet in area around the Humphry Davy School. (P Taylor pers comm)

Davidstow airfield: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present and Little Stint. (R Wilkins) Also 4 White Wagtail, 5 skylark, 4 Wheatear, 15 Dunlin, 20 Ringed Plover and 14 Dunlin. (S Windle)  Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Little Stint, Stevan Windle

Little Stint, Stevan Windle

Nanjizal: 1 Corncrake flushed from private ringing site.

Lizard area: 1 juv Rosy Starling still, 1 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Redstart, 1 Willow Warbler. (M Pass)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Osprey again and 1 Spotted Redshank. Also 2 Ruff, 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper. (K Noble) Ryan’s Field:1 Little Stint, 5 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 2+ Whimbrel, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 35+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 30+ Redshank and 100+ Curlew, just before dusk. (R Webb)

Lands End: at least 3 Whinchat along cycle path.

Marazion: 20 Pale-breasted Brent Geese at mouth of Red River. (P Fraser) Also 1 Hobby ( juv), 1 Firecrest, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (I Webster)

Gulval: 1 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat in Brassica/maize fields east of church. c40 Swallow feeding over village/fields. (P St Pierre)

Bude, Whalesbough Lake: 1 ad and 1 juv Pink-footed Geese flew in with 200+ Canada Geese plus 1 Barnacle Goose (probably the same one from last year). (N Bastin)

Pink-footed Geese, Nigel Bastin

Pink-footed Geese, Nigel Bastin

Barnacle Goose, Nigel Bastin

Penlee: 1 Nightjar on post by upper gate near footpath towards Penlee Battery NR. (C Buckland)

Nightjar, Chris Buckland

Devoran: 1 Osprey again briefly this morning

Porthgwarra, the Coastguards to Trevean: 1 Firecrest, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Snipe, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 25+ Wheatear. (R Webb) Gwennap Head/ Nanjizel: 2 Chough, 13 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 2 Raven, 2 Kestrel, 66 Linnet, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 29 Mute Swan, 150 Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 12 Mallard, 4 Wigeon, 6 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 24 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 65 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper (Treraven), 85 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 125 Curlew, 170 Black-headed Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 125 Herring Gull, 3 Great black-backed Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 3 House Martin, 11 Swallow, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 1 Magpie, 8 Jackdaw, 2 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 12 House Sparrow, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Copper (M Scawen et al.)

Porth Joke: 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 1 Water Rail, 2 Sparrowhawk. (S Rowe)

Maer Lake: 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 6 Lapwing, 3 Barnacle Geese with c500 Canada Geese. (DK Parker)

Treraven Meadows, Wadebridge: 4 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 6 Red-legged Partridge,1 Little Egret 1 Grey Heron, 20 Teal (3pm).  (M Lammas)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 2 Purple Sandpiper with 14 Turnstone and 2 Ringed Plover this evening. (N Sharp)

Lower Bosistow cliff/ Nanjizel: 1 Tawny Owl at 23.00hrs, several Snipe heard. (S Grose)

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