Tuesday 26th October 2021

Tuesday 26th October 2021

Pendeen: Brown Shrike still present at 10.00am. (Tony Mills, Mike Spicer et al)

Brown Shrike – Steve Cox

Brown Shrike – Steve Cox

Dozmary Pool: 4 drk Ring-necked Ducks. (RBA)

Porthgwarra: Lesser Whitethroat (probably of eastern form) in Hidden Valley. (RBA)

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler. (RBA)

Higer Bosistow: 1 Ring Ouzel. (C Moore)

Trevilley: 1 Jay. (C Moore)

Pendeen: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Manx Shearwater, 4 Common Scoter, 1400 Auk sp, 361 Kittiwake and Merlin. (T McKinney, P Flint)

Lizard, Church Cove: 2 Ring Ouzel, 3 Swallow. (D Collins)

Helston, Grade marsh: Whooper Swan. (D Collins)

Phillack: 600 Redwing. (K Wilson)

St Agnes: Small flock of Redwings over midday. (V Skilton)

Parson’s Wood, Ruan Lanihorne: 12 Redwing at 11.45am. (D Hall)

Spit Beach, Par: Pale Brent has been ringed green left, yellow right. (R Hampshire)

Stithians Reservoir: 16 Wigeon. (D Peers)

Gerrans: Female Sparrowhawk. (B George)

Gwenter: 7 Swallow. (S Wood)

Gerrans Bay, viewed from Pendower: 1 Black-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern Diver (1 in near summer plumage), 4 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger & R Bowyer)

Roseland: 5 Cirl Bunting (3 male, 2 female). (J St Ledger & R Bowyer)

Black-throated Diver – John St Ledger

Great Northern Diver – Rebecca Bowyer

Cirl Bunting – Rebecca Bowyer

Late submission, 25/10, Spit Beach, Par: 2 Brent Goose, 7 Eider, 11 Curlew, c40 Oyster-catcher, Turnstone. (R Hampshire)

Late submission, 25/10, Cot Valley: Firecrest by pumping station. (S Turner)

Late submission, 25/10, Tehidy CP: Firecrest by cafe. (S Turner)

Late submission, 25/10, St John’s Lake, Torpoint: 1 Black Redstart fem/imm (on Marine Drive), Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 1 1st/w Sandwich Tern. (A Pearson)

Note regarding Walmsley sanctuary (permit only): Please note there are now two dead Mute Swan cygnets in the reserve. One has been partially devoured on the bank and the other is floating in deep water out of my reach. They aren’t from the resident pair which still have their five cygnets but I think they have been killed by the resident adults who are still haranguing a third bird. They appear to be from the family at the far end of the Amble valley and despite being younger have been flying without their parents for a while. I thought it best to advise members that we are aware of the situation & letting nature take its course. (A Langdon)