Saturday 23rd October 2021

Saturday 23rd October 2021

We would like to inform our membership that unfortunately local birder Harvey Kendall passed away on Tuesday 11th October. Harvey was a valued member and contributor to CBWPS for many years and was a very keen birder on the north coast of Cornwall, especially in the Bude area. I have fond memories of Harvey at Maer Lake, Davidstow Airfield and Walmsley Sanctuary where his friendly face and passion for birds and birding always shone through.  Bob Bosisto

Pendeen, Calartha Farm: 1w Brown Shrike still present at 4:30pm. (S Windle) Also c200 Chaffinch west, 15 Blackbird & Redwing in area. (D Flumm)

Brown Shrike – Dave Flumm

Brown Shrike – Dave Flumm

Brown Shrike – Dave Flumm

Brown Shrike – Dave Flumm

Brown Shrike – Nigel Rogers

Brown Shrike – Nigel Rogers

Brown Shrike – Nigel Rogers

Cadgwith: 1 Radde’s Warbler viewed 08.00-0900 in field by Devil’s Frying Pan. (D Collins)

Radde’s Warbler – David Collins

Radde’s Warbler – David Collins

Dozmary Pool: 4 Ring-necked Duck.(B Wilson)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Glossy Ibis, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Pintail, 1 Ruff. (B Bosisto) female Garganey, 4 Cattle Egret. (Birdguides)

Nanjizal: 51 birds ringed. Migrants included; 1 Eastern Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush. (N Ward P Roseveare)

Mawgan Porth: 6 Whooper Swan. (C Gonella , P Grimes, L Curry)

Cligga: 1 Snow Bunting on cliff edge in area by picnic table. (N Burley)

Snow Bunting – Nigel Burley

Park Head: 1 Snow Bunting, 1 Wheatear, 1 Merlin. (B Bosisto)

Porth Mear: Vis mig; 134 Skylark, 3 Brambling, 818 Chaffinch, 23 Goldfinch, 64 Siskin, 3 Linnet, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 8 Corn Bunting, 1 Reed Bunting,1 Jay, 36 Meadow Pipit, 2 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Blackbird. (B Bosisto)

Porth Mear Valley: 1 Yellowhammer, 6 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest. (B Bosisto)

Hayle Estuary: 85 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Greenshank, Pale-bellied Brent Goose. (D Balmer)

Fistral / Towan Head: 45 Greenfinch (feeding on rose hips on the sand dunes), 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 20 Oystercatcher, 3 Turnstone, 7 Stonechat, 3 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 ad Yellow legged Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 17 Lesser Black backed Gull, 24 Great Black backed Gull, 273 Herring Gull, 110 Black headed Gull, 2 Common Sandpiper, 18 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 8 Little Egret, 53 Carrion Crow, 12 Long tailed Tit, 1m Blackcap (no rings),1f Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1m Gadwall still present. (S Grose)

Clapper Pools: 1 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper. (B Bosisto)

Ponsongath: 11 Swallow. (S.Wood)

Callestick: 1 Dipper (first for village) and Grey Wagtail. (T Wilson)

Mylor Marina: Little Grebe, 2 Sandwich Terns, 1 Raven. (B Hall)

Trevescan: Black Redstart (R. Netherton)

Portreath to Basset’s Cove: 2 Chough feeding with mixed flock of Rooks and Carrion Crow, both were un-ringed. 2 Curlew flew in from sea and landed in fields. (D King)

Lizard Point: 2 Artic Skua, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 15 Manx Shearwater, 9 Mediterranean Gull, ca500 Kittiwake, 1 Fulmar (all west between 14.30 and 16.30). Also several Blue-fin Tuna feeding offshore. (D Collins)

Marsland: 1 Green Woodpecker , 20 Oystercatchers , 5 Stonechats, 300 Golden Plovers ,1 Chough heard , 5 Grey Wagtail , 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 Willow Tit ,1 female Blackcap. (S Windle)

Golden Plover flock – Stevan Windle

Grey Wagtail – Stevan Windle

Late submission, 22/10, Crugmeer /Hawkers Cove: 2 Short-eared Owl, 4 Grey Partridge, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Pheasant, 7 Jay, 45 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellowhammer, 19 Skylark, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Song Thrush, 19 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Raven, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Barn Owl. (S Grose)