Saturday 17th September 2016

Saturday 17th September 2016

Late photo, 10/9 Porthgwarra: Late photo of the Lapland Bunting from the original finder. (JJ Oliver)


Bude Marshes: 3 Canada Geese, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 69 Mallard, 16 Moorhen, 7 Wood Pigeon, 11 Carrion Crow, 1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 3 Swallow, 1m House Sparrow and 1 Kingfisher. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Willow and 2 Marsh Tit, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Grey Heron, 9 Goldfinch, 1 Buzzard, 1f Shoveler, 7 Canada Geese, 1f Wigeon, 4 Nuthatch and 7 Coal Tit. (R Mudge)

Budock Vean Golf Course: Dalmatian Pelican circled over at 15:00. (PA Fraser) It had earlier been at Loe Pool to 11:30 at least. Also seen at Restronguet Creek late afternoon.

Porthgwarra: 1 juv Red-backed Shrike still this morning by 60 Foot Cover, then flew to Porth Loe, also 3 Whinchat,1 Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (MJ Spicer, B Hibbett, B Dodd, L Proctor, J Chapple, R Veal) also Wryneck by the small gate by the dried up pool. (M Wallace)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at 18:40. (MJ Spicer)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Muscovy Duck, 1Mandarin Duck, 1 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 98 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe (including 2 juv), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 11 Moorhen, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Ruff (taken by the Sparrowhawk), 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Black-headed Gull, 13 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 164 Herring Gull, 1 Sand martin, c30 Swallow, 11 House Martin and 5 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Marazion: c50 Ringed Plover, c30 Dunlin, c20 Sanderling and 13 Turnsone on the beach plus 2 ad Med Gull offshore. (DK Parker)

Land’s End: 2 Wryneck on the cycle path. (J Chapple – video, R Veal – photos)

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Gannel Estuary: 2 Wigeon, 22 Bar-tailed Godwit, 14 Dunlin, 1 Knot and 2 Grey Plover. (S Rowe)

Windmill Farm: 25 Mallard, 2 Teal, 1 Snipe, 2 Whinchat and 20 + Chiffchaff. (D Wright)

Stithians Reseroir: Juv Garganey, 14 Teal and 1 Curlew from the Stuart Hutchings Hide this evening. (C Benson)

Davidstow Airfield: American Golden Plover to 10:15 when it flew off west, also juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper and juv Rose coloured Starling

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel just west of Boat Cove on the strandline.

The Lizard: Wryneck on the coast path below Housel Bay hotel.