Saturday 9th October 2021

Saturday 9th October 2021

Lands End: Red-breasted Flycatcher in willows South of car park. (K Day M Ferris) juv Rose-coloured Starling still. (M Ahmad et al) 7 Cattle Egret along cycle track. (R Veal) Also 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 House Martin. (M Ahmad) 1 Black Redstart. (Birdguides) 4 Balearic Shearwater from boat offshore. (Birdguides) 3 Jay. (P Bright-Thomas)Great Egret flew north over Lands End car park at 12.10. Also 6+ Jay, 3 Chough and Merlin. (K Day)

Trevescan: Rosy Starling still present. (Birdguides)

Glossy Ibis – Steve Murnan

Hayle Estuary: 1 Glossy Ibis at 5pm and 1 Little Stint. (N Beasley, S Murnan) Curlew Sandpiper and Spotted Redshank at Copperhouse Creek still. (P Smale) Bar-tailed Godwit & Grey Plover. (A Lea)

Bar-tailed Godwit – Adrian Lea

Grey Plover – Adrian Lea

Dozmary Pool: drake Ring-necked Duck still. (Birdguides)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Glossy Ibis and 17 Cattle Egret. (Birdguides)

Lizard Point: 1 Turtle Dove. (R Wilkins) 1 Black Redstart. (D Collins)

Turtle Dove – Royston Wilkins

Porthgwarra: Snow Bunting over 0915. (M Wallace) 1 Merlin, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Water Rail, 3 Wheatear, 9 Jay, c45 Siskin, c80 Skylark, c1200 Meadow Pipit (mostly over and out to sea early am). (R Veal)

St Levan: Lapland Bunting in nearby stubble field north of the church. (M Wallace) Great White Egret nearby & Black Redstart at Trevilley. (P Bright-Thomas) Lesser Canada type Goose (damaged feet) at Far Away cottage with 7 Canada Geese. (M Ferris,P Bright-Thomas) 2 Chough. (K Day) 3 Wheatear, 1 Merlin at Arden Sawah Farm. (K Day)

Kenidjack:1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff in partial song. (J Hawkey)

Cot Valley: 1 Black Redstart. (N Beasley)

Nanquidno: Aberrant Stonechat again (apparently since 22nd September – per Nigel Wheatley), flock 9 Jay north, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 8 Long-tailed Tit and 2 Chough mobbing Sparrowhawk. (D Flumm)

Aberrant Stonechat – Linton Proctor

Aberrant Stonechat – Dave Flumm

Chough mobbing Sparrowhawk – Dave Flumm

Sancreed: Merlin west, Peregrine hunting. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh & Longrock Beach:1 Raven overhead, 19 Curlew (flyby) 1 Little Egret 2 Moorhen 1 Common Buzzard (light plumage) 1 Northern Wheatear (f) on the beach with 8 -10 Rock Pipit. (Phil and Sue Naylor)

Windmill Farm: Cetti’s Warbler (4th record for the reserve) and Merlin. (D Wright)

Mullion Cove: Hobby and Merlin.(D Wright)

Rame Head to Penlee Military Road: 1 Hobby, 25 Jay, 1 Peregrine, c100 Carrion Crow, c200 Woodpigeon, 7, Stock Dove, 2 Kestrel, c300 Herring Gull, 3 Swallow, c100 Meadow Pipit, 6 Stonechat, 4 Yellowhammer, 10 Cirl Bunting, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Wheatear, (D Clegg)

Cirl Bunting – Darryl Clegg

Jay – Darryl Clegg

Torpoint (Chapledown Road): 1 Brent Goose, 13 Turnstone, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Greenshank, 150+ Wigeon, 4 Med Gull (L Birtwistle)

Par Beach: 7 Eider Ducks (5m and 2f) – 10.10 am. (R. Barlow)

Foxhole: 548 Lesser black Backed Gull, 11 Yellow-legged Gull (1x 1st winter, 1 x 2nd winter, 2x near adult , 7 adult, 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Tufted Duck. (B Bosisto)

Gannel Estuary (pm): 9 Little Egret, 45 Curlew, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank (all flushed by hot air balloon) + Kingfisher. (T Wilson)

Porth Joke: 7 Grey Wagtail, 5 Wheatear, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 19 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Chough, 28 Robin, 19 Greenfinch, 9 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 10 Blackbird,  3 Water Rail, 14 Stonechat, 20 Meadow Pipit, 11 Skylark. (S Rowe)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 1 Great White Egret, 48 Curlew, 4 Bar tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 7 Little Egret. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 6 +11 unringed Chough,1 Grey Heron, 19 Oystercatcher, 7 Turnstone, 2 Skylark, 9 Rock Pipit, 3 Stonechat, 1 Firecrest. (S Grose)

Newquay Boating lake: 1 male Gadwall. (S Grose)

Lower Tamar Lake: 4 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 3 Coot, 3 Jay, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Moorhen, 3 Nuthatch. (R Mudge)

Late Sighting , 8th October 2021, Marazion Marsh: 2 Green Woodpecker (or 1 seen twice) and a southbound Swallow. (Phil and Sue Naylor)