Saturday 23rd September 2017

Saturday 23rd September 2017

Sennen: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still in ploughed field east of A30 and c200m south west of Escalls Chapel, cSW369266 at 10:40. Also 1 Ruff and 4 Ringed Plover. (R Veal, R Augarde, R & L Wilkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 juv Little Stint, 4 Ruff, 26 Bar-tailed Godwit and 19 Black-tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field early am. (R Veal, R Augarde, R+L Wilkins) Also 3 Curlew Sandpiper. (P Roseveare)

Nanquidno: 1 Whimbrel. (R Veal)

Crowdy Reservoir: Spotted Sandpiper still on north bank near the dam, also 1 Common Sandpiper. (per P Freestone) The Spotted Sandpiper was also seen there this afternoon. (H Kendall, B Bryne)

Ruan Lanihorne: Juv Purple Heron still around Sett Bridge this morning and showing well at 3pm ( D.Eva, A McKechnie ) also Tawny Owl, Whimbrel and Green Sandpiper. (B Bosisto)

Purple Heron, Alex McKechnie

Davidstow: 2 Juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still on the airfield.
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 Failure to comply, could lead to access being withdrawn altogether.

Scillonian III: 1 Sabine’s Gull, 5 Storm Petrel, 2 Great Skua and 1 Balearic Shearwater near Porthgwarra. (P St Pierre)

Tamar Estuary: Osprey at Kingsmill Lake, then flew south at 10:30.

Torpoint: Osprey juv  fishing at 12.30 had a good go but caught no fish flew off towards Millbrook.70+ Wigeon,40+ Redshanks,1 Common Sandpiper,9 Ringed Plover. (C Buckland)

Truro, St Clement Pool: 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 9 Redshank. (S grose)

Newquay, boating lake: 1 Common Sandpiper, 40+ House Martin. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 1 Common Scoter, 37 Turnstone, 28 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe)

St Gothian Sands: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Skewjack: 1 Wryneck on the Brew Road by Porthissick House. (M Wallace)

Polgigga: 2 Firecrest on Bosistow Lane.

St Levan Churchtown: 1 Firecrest in turning circle.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Osprey, 36 Greenshank.