Sunday 2nd October 2016

Sunday 2nd October 2016

Late news, 1/10, Holywell(10.00-11.00): 4 Grey Phalarope, 3 Arctic Skua, 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Scoter. (S Rowe)

Late news, 1/10, Towan Head (16.45-17.15): 1 Arctic Skua, 4 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe)

Late news, 1/10, Probus: 1 Tawny Owl calling. (B Field)

Walmsley Sanctuary, 07:30 – 09:30: 1 Kingfisher, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 hybrid white greylag, 17 Canada Geese, 2 Grey Wagtail, 7 Stonechat, 1 Tufted Duck, 7 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Water Rail, 2 Swallow, 2 Grey Heron, 1 male Marsh Harrier.  1 Red Fox, plus 1 Whimbrel from the Burniere hide. (A Piper)


Whimbrel, Alex Piper

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Osprey over going East, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel (D. Eva )

Praa Sands: 2 Chough east. (GH Spicer)

Cot Valley:Firecrest and 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (M Scott-Ham)

Bartinney Downs: 1 Whinchat, 2 Dartford Warbler. (M Scott-Ham)

Treyarnon Bay: 10 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel. (1 Curlew with leg rings). (M Luckson)

DLuckson_Curlew_021016Curlew, Mike Luckson

Polhawn:1 Clouded Yellow butterfly. (A Blonden)

Porth Joke: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Grey Wagtail, 4 Wheatear, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Blackbird. (S Rowe)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Grey Heron. (D Bray)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Baird’s Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin & 2 Ringed Plover on main runway. Elsewhere 8 Ringed Plover, Raven, Meadow Pipit, Skylark & Kestrel. (P Treen, B Field – finder)

PTreen_bairdsSandpiper_021016Baird’s Sandpiper with Dunlin, Paul Treen
BField_bairdsSandpiper2_021016 BField_bairdsSandpiper3_021016Baird’s Sandpiper, Brian Field BField_bairdsSandpiper1_021016

Marazion Beach: 7 (3 ad, 4 juv) pale-bellied Brent Goose on red river mouth, 1 Snipe over and onto marsh. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-backed Shrike still. (R Augarde)

Bude: 1 Grey Heron, 80+ Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Mute Swan and 3 juveniles, 2 Wheatear and 1 Stonechat (H Wilkins)

Falmouth Bay: 3 Balearic Shearwater around five miles offshore, with feeding flock of ~150 Gannet and 8 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. (B Porter)

BPorter_Tuna_021016Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, Ben Porter

St Ives Island: 3 Wheatear this afternoon (M Rouncefield)

Downderry: offshore this morning 4 Common Scoter, Mediterranean Gull, and Kittiwake. In a local garden 1 Firecrest. This afternoon at least 5 Clouded Yellows. (A Payne)

St Levan: 1 Lapland Bunting in bulb field just east of church, also 1 Clouded Yellow. (M Wallace)

Windmill Farm: Female Marsh Harrier. (J Chapple)

Trengwainton Gardens: 2 Firecrest, 1 Coal Tit and 4 Nuthatch. (R Carrington)

Nanquidno: 1 Firecrest with Long-tailed Tit flock. (R Carrington)

Swanpool: 2 ad Med Gulls on the beach. (L Langley)

Land’s End: Whinchat, Reed Warbler and Hummingbird Hawk-moth. (L Thomson)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Wryneck.

The Lizard, Kynance Gate: 1 Wryneck. Soapy Cove: 1 Dartford Warbler. (S Croft)

Colliford Lake: 3 Wheatear, 20 Meadow Pipit, 30 Pied Wagtail. (B Field)

BField_MPipit_021016Meadow Pipit, Brian Field