Wednesday 20th October 2021

Dozmary: 2 drk Ring-necked Duck reported still.

Pendeen (0800-1115): Sabine’s Gull, 1 Great Shearwater, c20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 37 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Balearic Shearwater, 21 Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Tern. (S Rogers, M McKee, M Warren) Also Black Redstart reported.

Camel Trail: Glossy Ibis over between Old Town Cove and picnic area; 1 Cattle Egret opposite picnic area. (M Ellis)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Great Egret, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 7+ Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 4 Tufted Duck, c40 Mallard and c150 Canada Goose. (T Mills)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 23 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 1 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Goldsithney: 2 Black Redstart. (I Webster)

Loe Pool: 7+ Firecrest, 6 Great Crested Grebe between Penrose car park and Oak Grove. (S Turner)

Portwrinkle: 1 Kestrel, 7 Oystercatcher, 2 Stonechat, 10 Black-headed Gull, 6 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Robin, 2 Magpie, c100 Herring Gull, 4 Carrion Crow. (B James)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Mediterranean Gull with yellow ring AL.PA, ringed in Saxony (Germany). (I Webster) Also 50+ Teal, 50+ Wigeon, 20+ Redshank, 25 Lapwing, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 15+ Dunlin, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron. (M Webb) Ryan’s Field: 1 juv Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew. (M Webb) Also juv Semipalmated Sandpiper still present 1620. (D Underwood)

ringed Mediterranean Gull, Ian Webster

Whimbrel, Martin Webb

Ruff, Martin Webb

Greenshank, Martin Webb

Mount Hawke: 92 Starling on overhead wires. (RB & PC Girling)

Gannel Estuary: 5 Wigeon, 33 Canada Goose, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 2 Canada goose, 11 Mute swan, 6 Shelduck, 55 Wigeon, 11 Mallard, 5 Wood pigeon, 95 Oystercatcher, 28 Lapwing, 2 Ringed plover, 65 Curlew, 7 Bar-tailed godwit, 5 Black-tailed godwit, 1 Dunlin, 45 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 250 Black-headed gull, 2 Mediterranean gull, 102 Great black-backed gull, 350 Herring gull, 4 Lesser black-backed gull, 4 Cormorant, 2 Grey heron, 11 Little egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 9 Rook, 45 Carrion crow, 1 Blue tit, 1 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 5 House sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 2 Grey wagtail, 1 Pied wagtail, 1 Chaffinch. (M Scawen et al)

Lower Tamar Lake: 3 Willow Tit, 3 Nuthatch, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2 Coot, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Jay, 1 Bullfinch. (R Mudge)

Sennen: 2 Snow Bunting still by coastguards.

Cape Cornwall: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 large Shearwater sp. reported 1330-1445.

Mullion: Black Redstart reported in cove.

 

Tuesday 19th October 2021

Apologies for absence of posting of bird sightings for yesterday, they are now added below.

19/10, Hayle Estuary, Ryan’s Field: 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper with 39 Dunlin. (P Fraser)

19/10, St Merryn: 1 Rosy Starling with small Starling flock feeding in my garden. (R Hughes)

19/10 Downderry: 0810-0945, moving west 17 Common Scoter, c 430 Gannet, c 75 auks and  9 Kittiwake. Also 1 Common Gull and 4 Mediterranean Gull. (A Payne)

19/10, Mousehole Seawatch 09.30-13.30: 1 pale adult Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 3 Kittiwake, 115 Razorbill, 12 Guillemot, plus 2  1w Yellow-legged Gull on St Clement’s Isle. (M Elliot)

19/10, Lizard Seawatch, 11.30-13.00: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 2 dark-phase Arctic Skua. (J Foster)

19/10, Gerrans: 1 Merlin in wild cherry tree in our garden from 14.30 to 14.45. (B George)

19/10, Tregeseal: 2 Black Redstart, (S Williams)

Black Redstart, Sam Williams

19/10, Porth Reservoir: 1 Dipper feeding at the base of the dam wall. (S Grose)

19/10, Truro, St Mary’s Cemetery: 3 Redwing (J Evans)

19/10, Sennen: 2 Snow Bunting. (A Lea)

Snow Bunting, Adrian Lea

19/10, Kenidjack: c40 Siskin low over lunch time before flying north east. (J Eaton)

tdm&rjv

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