Wednesday 25th September 2019

Penberth: Isabelline Wheatear reported at c19:00 in the valley resting on a hedge then flying off over grass field. (N Milligan)

Davidstow: 1 Hobby, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 White Wagtail, 20 Pied Wagtail, 15 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Skylark, 20 Meadow Pipit, 1 White-rumped Sandpiper, 5 Swallow and 4 Carrion Crow on the airfield. (S Windle, B Mellow) White-rump Sandpiper still this evening at 18:35. Also Yellow-legged Gull and Yellow Wagtail. (D Julian)

White-rumped Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

White-rumped Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Porthilly Point: 11 Sandwich Tern, 6 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 3 Curlew, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Greenshank. (S Grose)

Restronguet Creek: 4 Osprey fishing, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (J Chapple, J St Ledger)

Osprey – John St Ledger

Pendeen Watch: 37 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 6 Sooty Shearwater, 16 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, c50 commic tern and 2 Whimbrel between 07:30 & 10:30. (L Proctor et al) 1 Sabine’s Gull (juv. @ 1615), 3 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 13 Great Skua, 7 Common Scoter between 15:15 and 1720. (M Scott-Ham)

Levant: 16 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Arctic Skua, 37 Great Skua, 1 petrel sp, 5 Common Scoter between 07:45 and 10:15. (M Scott-Ham)

Cape Cornwall: 12 Balearic Shearwater, 155 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 29 Common Scoter, 25 Great Skua, 4 Arctic Skua (2 dark,2 pale) 1 Long-tailed Skua (dark juv) 7 Kittiwake, 8 Common Tern, 19 Arctic Tern between 09:15 and 12:00. (P Clarke)

Towan Head: 4 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 1 Black Tern, 10 ‘Comic’ Tern, 12 Sandwich Tern, 1 Whimbrel and c.50 Manx Shearwater between 07:15 and 08:00. (S Rowe)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 juv Little Stint, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Knot, 4 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (2 juv) & 25 Sandwich Tern. (M Ahmad) 3 (possibly 4) Little Stints, 1 Reeve; 1 Spotted Redshank; 7 Greenshank, 20 Dunlin. (J Hawkey) 1 Peregrine, 37+ Sandwich Tern, 6 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Raven over, 1 Lapwing, 1 Osprey plunging successfully for mullet at high tide, 6 Swallow. (J Evans) 10 Sandwich Terns moving between Ryan’s Field and the estuary at mid-afternoon. 6 Brent Geese on estuary along with 2 Ruff. (D King) Ryan’s field: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Med Gull and 7 Greylag Geese, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Sandwich Tern. (J Evans, D King) 25 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Black-tailed Godwits,1 Ruff, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Whimbrel. (J Hawkey) 5 Sandwich Terns this afternoon. (D Cains) Carnsew Pool: 2 Wheatear, 2 Common Sandpiper, 40+ Dunlin, 4 Swallow, 8 Sandwich Tern (J Evans) Copperhouse Creek: 1 Kingfisher. (D King)

Sandwich Tern – David Cains

Kingfisher – Robin Chiffers

Marazion Beach: 20 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 3 drk Eider, 1 Whimbrel, 6 Sanderling, 15 Ringed Plover, 18 Turnstone. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Willow Warbler & 10 Chiffchaff. (M Wallace, DK Parker)

Pendeen: 1 juv Marsh Harrier. (P Combridge)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 17 Mute Swan, 125 Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 6 Brent Goose, 22 Mallard, 9 Wigeon, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey heron, 13 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 35 Oystercatcher, 21 Ringed Plover, 1 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 1 Sanderling, 85 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 140 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 85 Curlew, 150 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 65 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 10 House Martin, 90 Swallow, 6 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 2 Wheatear, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 55 Carrion Crow, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch (M Scawn et al)

East Colliford Farm: 1 Whinchat east of farm. (B Craven)

Helford: 3 Gannet between Helford passage and Frenchman’s Creek. (N Honhold)

Walmsley: 21 Cattle Egrets this afternoon going between the different groups of cattle in various fields & the reserve. (A Langdon)

St Clement: 3 Cattle Egret at Menadews farm at 18.00, 12 Little Egret, 27 Rook, 3 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Penzance: Presumed escaped Ring-necked Parakeet in Princess May recreation ground, also around St Clare at 09:00. (P Freestone et al.)

Mullion: Marsh harrier (female/imm.) west over A3083, east of Mullion at 09:10. (S Croft)

St Ives: 3+ Arctic Skua seen from Porthmear Beach harassing Sandwich Terns at midday. (R Nelson)

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