Monday 23rd September 2019

Monday 23rd September 2019

Davidstow: White-rumped Sandpiper and Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present on the airfield. (B Bosisto et al.) Also 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 15 N Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 2 Alba Wagtail, 20 + Pied Wagtail, 3 Linnet, Dunlin and Ringed Plover, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Peregrine (over). (C Buckland, J St Ledger) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Whinchat – Chris Buckland

White-rumped Sandpiper – Chris Buckland

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Chris Buckland

Wadebridge: 157 Redshank opp Mill Auto, 13 Cattle Egret from Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 21 Cattle Egret. (J St Ledger)

Looe Island: 6 Eider (C Lewis)

Porthilly Point: 6 Pale bellied Brent Geese, 21 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey unsuccessfully fishing at 10:50 – 11:00, 12 Sandwich Terns, 10 Turnstone, 12 Little Egrets,1 Spotted Redshank, 20+Ringed Plover, 12+ Dunlin, 6 Pale-bellied Brent Geese & 7 Greenshank. Also 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Ruff, 4 Knot, 17 Bar-tailed Godwit & 2 Black-tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. (J Hawkey) Plus 4 Little Stint, 114 Dunlin, 33 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Little Grebe late afternoon and Osprey still present. (DK Parker)

Mousehole: Adult Pom Skua at c12:30 and 4 Arctic Skua and 1 Great Skua, Black Tern flew into Mount’s Bay towards Newlyn. (M Ahmad) Another adult Pom Skua at c13:35. (P Clement)

Downderry: Juv dark phase Artic Skua at 11:18. (P Kemp)

Rosemullion Head 09:55-12:55: 1 Manx Shearwater, 230 Gannet, 6 Common Scoter and 1 Arctic Tern flew south. (P McCartney)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Black Tern (juv), 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Black Tern – John St Ledger

Black Tern – John St Ledger

Treraven Meadows: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Teal.(S Grose)

Tywardreath: 14 Goldfinch (2 adults and 12 young) on garden feeders and spill in private gardenat 17:55. (R. Barlow)

Truro: Firecrest singing near Trafalgar Roundabout. (P Fraser)