Friday 4th October 2013

Friday 4th October 2013

Late News: Thursday 3rd Oct, Porth Joke: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Whitethroat, 8 Chiffchaff.
Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Black-winged Stilt from the causeway though distant.
Copper House Creek: 1 Osprey over.
Pendeen: 1 Wryneck on gravel track north of the lighthouse. 12+Balearic Shearwaters flew past this morning, 2 imm Pomarine Skua, 1 Black-throated Diver,  1 juv Arctic Tern, 5 Sandwich Tern and 2 Basking Sharks. (M. Spicer & P Clement), also Common Dolphins. 1 ad Isabelline Shrike just southwest of road to lighthouse. (P Bright Thomas) Also 1 Wryneck, 1 Dartford Warbler, 3 Whinchat, 2 Chiffchaff, and Clouded Yellow butterfly. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in churchyard.  1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Redstart, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Spotted Flycatcher at Calartha Farm. (D Parker & T Mills)

Isabelline Shrike, Pendeen, B. Field

Isabelline Shrike, Pendeen, B. FieldIsabelline Shrike, Pendeen, both images by Brian Field

Mylor Churchtown: 3 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Eider, 2 Wheatear. Also 1 Grey Seal seen from beach near yacht club at 8am. (J St Ledger)
Sennen: 1 Melodious Warbler in quarry south of Sennen school. (D Parker)


Melodious Warbler, Tony Mills

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Black-necked Grebe still.
Land’s End: 1 Melodious Warbler just south of car park by Swingates House. 1 Wryneck near Trinity Pool and 6+ Whiinchats. 1 Honey Buzzard going east 3.50pm. (T McGowan, C Barnard et al.)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 imm Red-necked Grebe still, 11 Coot, 4 Tufted (2m 2f), 8 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe and 1 Grey Heron. (R Mudge)


Red-necked Grebe,


R Mudge

 Men-Aver beach: 19 Mediterranean Gull (16 adults and 3 second-winters), 2 Sandwich Tern and 1 Common Sandpiper. (M Grantham)
Predannack Head: 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher,  5 Wheatear,  60 Golden Plover, Clouded Yellow butterfly (S. Bury)

Pied Flycatcher, Predannack Head, S. Bury Clouded Yellow Butterfly, Predannack Head, S. Bury
Steve Bury
Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler heard but not seen around the engine shed this afternoon (P. Fraser)
Helston Loe Pool: 1 Hobby. (P Clement)

Newlyn Green:  2 Wheatear for the last week.(D. Mallinson)

Tresillian River: 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 10+ Greenshank, 1 Swallow. (A Nicholson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Mute Swan, 15 Teal, 31 Mallard, 14 Moorhen, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Snipe, 3 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat and 1 Swallow. (D Parker)

Pendennis Point:  5 Wheatear on the rocks, also 3 Meadow Pipits, 1 Little Egret, Gannets at sea. (D. Chaney)

Castle Beach:  1 Wheatear. (D. Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 7 Oystercatcher, 5 Greenshank, 6 Turnstone, 20+ Curlew,20+ Redshank, 60+ BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Wheatear, 11 Pied Wagtails  and 6 Linnet in the pony field, 5 Little Egret, 1 Teal, 5 Mallard, 10 Mute Swan (D. Chaney)

Argal Res: 5+ Great-crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher (1 chasing the other), 1 Common Sandpiper. (D. Chaney)

College Res: c15 Wigeon, c20 Coot, c15 Teal, c15 Moorhen, 1 imm Great-crested Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 16 Canada Goose, 1 Swallow, 1 Snipe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 50+ Herring Gull etc (D. Chaney)