Saturday 2nd October 2021

Saturday 2nd October 2021

Coverack: 1 Snow Bunting around Chynhalls Farmhouse cottage from 10:30am. (P. Bedford)

Mullion Holiday Park: 1 Cuckoo sp seen briefly in flight from moving car. (D Wright)

RSPB Marazion Marsh: Spoonbill, still present on the scrape this morning 9.10am. (R Hamilton-Ahearne)

Downderry (07.45-11.00): 3 Balearic Shearwater, Long-tailed Skua (08.40), Arctic Skua, juv Common Tern, adult Sandwich Tern, 4 Auk sp., 3 Common Scoter. Also, 1 Storm Petrel. (P Kemp)

East Pentire (08:45-10:00): 13 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 4 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 6 Ringed Plover, 13 Snipe, 10 Wigeon. (D Eva)

Godrevy: 2 Chough, Purple Sandpiper with group of Turnstones, Wheatear, several Swallow. (P Sharp)

Drift Reservoir: Little Egret, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Med Gull and I inadvertently flushed a Common Buzzard from a large fish at the shoreline before I could get my camera on it this afternoon. It stayed overlooking the carcass from the nearby post for the hour I was there, unperturbed by visiting Carrion Crow & Cormorant(!), both of which took a few pecks at the dead fish, before rain sent me home. (D Flumm)

Common Buzzard & large fish – Dave Flumm

Cape Cornwall:  3 Chough, 2 Magpie and 1 Kestrel. (T Murray)

Tregaswith: 8 Red legged Partridge. (S Grose)

Tresaddern: 100+Linnet. (S Grose)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Sand Martin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatcher, 143 Black-headed Gull (inc white plastic ring on right leg TMLX) , 7 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Swallow, 2 Coot. (S Grose)

adult Mediterranean Gull – Shaun Grose

Treziase: 1 Kestrel, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Bar tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 9 Curlew. (S Grose)

Late submission, 01/10, Gwithian Bay: 1 juv Long-tailed Skua close offshore (14.30), 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Commic Tern, 10+ Sandwich Tern, large numbers of Mediterranean Gulls. (P Leigh)

Late submission, 01/10, Launceston: 2 broods (third clutches) House Martin departed from their terracotta starter homes in private garden. (N Banks)

Late submission, 01/10, Scott’s Quay, Helford River: 1 Osprey watched for about half an hour from 11am before it flew off towards Helford village (P. Bedford)

Osprey – Phil Bedford