Friday 6th October 2017

Friday 6th October 2017

Late news, 5/10, Nanjizal: 1 Merlin on coast path SE of Nanjizal. (D Smith)

Merlin, Derek Smith

Late photos/video, 5/10, Davidstow Airfield:

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Rowena Castillo Nicholls

Ringed Plover, Rowena Castillo Nicholls

Dunlin, Rowena Castillo Nicholls


Late news, 5/10, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Knot, 3 Ruff on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal)

Sancreed: 2 Cattle Egret at Sellan Fm, 42 Golden Plover, 1 Wheatear, 1 Firecrest. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Cattle Egret on Longrock Pool. 1 Firecrest in nearby garden.

Davidstow Airfield: juv Buff-Breasted Sandpiper still. Please note that Davidstow Airfield is an active airfield and we have been reminded that there is NO freedom to roam here and that cars must NOT drive onto the airfield at all. We have been advised that we can WALK onto the grassy areas, but not the runways. Cars should be parked alongside the road. Failure to comply could lead to access being withdrawn altogether.

Porthgwarra: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still behind toilet block. 1 Hawfinch early am. Also 2 Firecrest.

St Levan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in sallows north of turning circle. (M Wallace) Also 1 Firecrest, 1 Whinchat & 1 Spotted Flycatcher.

Land’s End: 1 juv Swallow on Treeve Moor, 1 Merlin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Chough. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Connor Downs: 2 Firecrest in private garden. (P Freestone)

Pendeen: 1 Purple Sandpiper on easternmost offshore rock. (C Holter)

Kenidjack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Firecrest, 21 Goldcrest, 1 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail, 10 Chough, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Merlin. Also 2 Clouded Yellow and 1 Painted Lady butterflies and 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (D Flumm, J Hawkey, K Dalziel et al)

Nanquidno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (A Harris)

Godolphin House: 6+ Song Thrush. (C Richards)

Downderry: 21 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Common Scoter, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull and 15 Kittiwake flew west before 0820. (A Payne)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 11 Balearic Shearwater west at 08:00, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Stonechat, 2 Linnet, 5 Swallow. Castle Beach: 18 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 20 Black-headed Gull. Swanpool Point: 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Turnstone. Swanpool: 1 Water Rail heard. (D Chaney)

Penryn: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler & 3 Firecrest at University of Exeter campus. (B Porter)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Black-necked Grebe and 1 juv Gannet on Lelant Saltings at high tide. 1 Lapwing, 1 Ruff on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal)

Porthcurno: 5+ Firecrest, 1 Redwing.

Kynance Cove: 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Swallow, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Long-tailed Tit. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Devoran Quay: 1 Osprey flew along opposite bank treeline, up the creek at 17.02 and back down at 17.08. never landed or fished. (A James)

Osprey, Alan James

Osprey, Alan James

Rame: 9 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 8 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Golden Plover. (C Buckland, M Beer) Also Short-eared Owl at 5pm.

Garden Warbler, Chris Buckland

Pendeen: 1 Wheatear seen to eat a wasp. (S Witts)

Wheatear eating wasp, Sean Witts

Porth Joke: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Firecrest, 20 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail. (S Rowe)

Maer Lake: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1w Mediterranean Gull, 6 Ruff, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, c35 Black-tailed Godwit, c25 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 1 Pintail, 1 Wigeon this evening. (S Border)

Nanjizal: 198 birds ringed, including 82 Blackcap, 23 Chiffchaff, 4 Firecrest, 36 Goldcrest, 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (K Wilson)

Carbis Bay: 1 Firecrest in private garden this morning. (Cornwall Birding)

Callestick: 2 Firecrest in private garden. (T Wilson)

St Clement: 1 Cattle Egret at 13:30, 2 Kingfisher. (S Court)

Cattle Egret, Sue Court