Monday 17th October 2017 prov

Monday 17th October 2017 prov

Late news, 16/10, Church Cove, Lizard: Red-breasted Flycatcher still. (D Collins)


Red-breasted Flycatcher, D Collins

Late news, 16/10, Stithians Reservoir: 4 Golden Plover, 15 Lapwing, 1 female Pintail (D Chaney) Shoveler and Wheatear also reported.

Late news, 15/10, Argal Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Goldcrest (D Chaney, B Heasman, D Eva)

Late news, 14/10, nr. Treverva: 1 1st w Marsh Warbler reported on private land (P Laney)

St. Agnes: Dusky Warbler still at Chapel Porth although very elusive. (MJ Spicer, R Wilkins, G Berti, C. Travis) Short-toed Lark still showing well in farthest car-park at St Agnes Head. (B Toms, G Berti, C. Travis)

Buttermilk Hill: Pair of Snow Buntings. (K Dalziel, S Hind)

p1090710-snow-bunting-buttermilk-hill p1090725

Snow Buntings – K Dalziel

St Levan: 2 Firecrest, 1 Grey Wagtail. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Penzance: 1 Peregrine sent up the gulls and Oystercatchers on the foreshore nr. the Railway Station at low tide, 4 Rock Pipits.  (R and J Teague)

Hayle: possible 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull (M Halliday – photos) Also juv Spoonbill still. (Oriole Birding)

yellow-legged-gull-hayle-cornwall-17-10-16-m-halliday yellow-legged-gull-hayle-cornwall-171016-m-halliday yellow-legged-gull-hayle-cornwall-17102016-m-halliday

Woon Gumpas Common/Chun Quoit:  c.40 Golden Plover in flight. (NR Phillips)

Towan Head: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Manx Shearwater, 2 Mediterranean Gull, c30 Kittiwake and c200 auk sp (17:40-18:20) (S Rowe)

Pendeen: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Pied Flycatcher at Calartha Farm. (P Combridge)

St Levan: 1 Firecrest near church at 10:40 (D Helliar) Also a Whinchat near bottom of valley, a Chiffchaff, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Fox. (PJ Smale – photos)

whinchat-st-levan-cornwall-17-10-16-pj-smale whinchat-st-levan-cornwall-17102016-pj-smale whinchat-st-levan-cornwall-171016-pj-smale
great-spotted-woodpecker-st-levan-cornwall-171016-pj-smale fox-st-levan-cornwall-171016-pj-smale

Bedruthan Steps: 3 Chough near Park Head in the short turf on the clifftops (T Nightingale)

Longrock:  2000+ Starlings leaving reedbed roost 7.50 am, 1 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Little Egrets fighting, 1 Kestrel, 1 Roe Deer. (A James)

1-aj5_9371-600x600 2-aj5_9433-600x600-c 3-aj5_9123-600x600-jpg

All photos – A James

Marazion: – Merlin attacking roosting starlings at 6.15pm, 1 Common Scoter (G Berti, C. Travis) Also 2 Firecrest. (Oriole Birding)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Mandarin. (Oriole Birding)

Godrevy Point: 1 Snow Bunting seen directly above Mutton Cove at 11.41. (G Rogers)

Snow bunting. Mutton's

Snow Bunting, G Rogers

Crowlas: 3 Snipe, 40 Redwing over, 2 Goldcrest. (R Veal)

Pendeen Watch: 6 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Pom Skua and 2 Great Skua. Also a pod of Bottlenose Dolphins close inshore heading west. (PJ Smale – photo)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by Tregeseal gallery and 1 by sewage works (both heard only). Two Chiffchaffs by green shed. (PJ Smale)

St Breock Downs: 2 Common Crane flew north at 12:05. (C Selway)

Polgigga: Lapland Bunting in stubble field at Raftra Farm. (M Wallace)

Kelynack: Yellow-browed Warbler still at camp site. (R Archer)

Nanjizal: Jack Snipe at Higher Bosistow. (M Wallace) Also Wryneck and Common Rosefinch at Faraway Cottage.

Camel Estuary: Dalmatian Pelican still at Rock.

River Lynher: Osprey over Jupiter Point.

College Reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper still.

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler in 60ft Cover.

djc & dkp