Thursday 17th October 2019

Thursday 17th October 2019

Late news, 16/10, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Pink-footed Geese again. (MJ Spicer)

Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only): 1 Pink-footed Goose,1 drake Mandarin, 1 drake Pintail , 1 drake Green-Winged Teal, 1 Dunlin, 27 Cattle Egrets.  (B Bosisto)

Cot Valley: Subalpine Warbler on the right of the tarmac track to Hendra on the top of the bracken slope SW3633 3048. Also 1 Merlin. (N Truby)

Merlin – Nick Truby

Sennen Cove: Icterine Warbler reported behind the toilet block briefly with tit flock.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey showing well, 4 Pink-footed Geese again dropped in at dusk, also 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Lapwing. (M Ahmad, R Veal)

Osprey – Mashuq Ahmad

Osprey – Mashuq Ahmad

Trevose Head: Hooded Crow again in headland  field above Boobies Bay, 24 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Siskin, 2 Redwing, 36 Meadow Pipit, 18 Skylark, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Trevilley Farm: 13 Cattle Egrets. (L Thomson)

Mousehole: 3 Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Cattle Egret. (M Elliott)

Wadebridge: 8 Cattle Egret over Trewornan Farm towards the estuary. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: 2 Yellow-bowed Warblers (car park and Middle copse), 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Chough & 2 Jays, plus released White Stork circling over Roskestal Farm. (DK Parker)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler by fork in track opposite the main mine workings.

Nanjizal: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler (2 new, 1 retrap), 23 Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff and 13 Goldcrest. (N Ward)

Lizard Point (0730-0915): 1 Sooty Shearwater (East at 08:45), 8 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sandwich Tern, 41 Kittiwake, 61 auk sp, 7 Chough & 200+ Gannet. (C Ellis)

Upton Towans: Male Ring Ouzel seen 3 times this morning. (M Broadbent)

Hannafore, Looe: 6 Mediterranean Gulls, 11 Eider (7m, 4f), 2 very decomposed dolphin/porpoise (one marked as recorded, but not on beach yesterday and tag very worn). (P Sharp)

Newlyn Harbour: Eider duck seeing off seagull having caught a crab. (A Witheywood)

Eider – Andrew Witheywood

Crows-an-Wra: Green Sandpiper flushed from puddle on track to Tredinney Farm. (N Truby)

Camel Estuary: 10 Dunlin, 2 Grey Plover, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper. (B Bosisto)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Green Sandpiper , 1 Kingfisher (B Bosisto)

Porthilly Point: 101 Mediterranean Gull on mussel crates at 08.30am, also 1 Kingfisher, 4 Curlew, 29 Turnstone, 112 Oystercatcher in one flock on shoreline. (S Grose)

Wacker Quay: Colour-ringed Shelduck was from a scheme in Seaton Devon. It would be helpful if someone could read the ring, to get further information. (J Rance)

Penzance: Adult Red-throated Diver in the harbour and Great Northern Diver offshore. (M Elliott)

Red-throated Diver – Alex McKechnie

St Ives: 2 Choughs on Buttermilk Hill. (J Hawkey)

Lower Tamar Lake: 8 Willow Tit, 3 Marsh Tit, 17 Coal Tit, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Nuthatch, 1f Tufted Duck, 3 Mute Swan, 2 Wren, 12 Blue Tit, 2 Grey Wagtail. (R Mudge)

Kynance Cove: 3 Ring Ouzel. (N Truby)

Ring Ouzel – Nick Truby


West Looe river: c 200 Canada Goose, 3 Barnacle Goose, 1 Hybrid Goose, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 14 Oystercatcher, 3 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 22 Black-headed Gull, 42 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 20 Mallard. (D Spooner)

Carnanton Woods: 10 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Dipper, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Grey Wagtail. (L Payne)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Grey Phalarope. (D Underwood)