Monday 2nd October 2023

Monday 2nd October 2023

Goonhilly Downs: Northern Harrier again flew over road. (Birdguides) Also juv Pectoral Sandpiper, 12 Golden Plover, Wheatear, Snipe. (S Wood)

Caradon Hill: 1 Lesser Grey Shrike again very briefly at 9.30am in very poor visibility. (D Dennis)

Marazion Green Lane: Juv Woodchat Shrike on ropes in first paddock, Hoopoe in second paddock. (S Cox, Birdguides) Please keep to public rights-of-way and do not enter the fields.

The Lizard: juv Rose-coloured Starling still in Lizard Village early afternoon. (C Teague)

Nanjizal: Melodious Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler trapped and ringed. (per K Wilson)

Penzance, At Sea: 1 Sabine’s Gull, 6 Great Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater. (Birdguides)

Pollys Joke, Pentire: 1 Osprey flying over sea in N direction towards Newquay, 2 Gannet, 1 Wheatear. (J Savage)

Wadebridge, Treraven Meadows/Pendavey Bridge: 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Curlew, 7 Redshank, 3 Grey Heron, 1m Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Marsh Tit, 4 Jay, 2 Buzzard, 1 Osprey flew towards Polbrock Bridge early am. (S Grose)

Erth Island, River Lynher: Osprey. (A Blonden)

St Agnes Head: 2 Cattle Egret in with the cows between the cafe and caravan site, cafe side. (G Lawlor)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 9 Ringed Plover, 31 Snipe, 2 Lapwing, 7 Curlew, 1 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Marazion Beach: 6 Ringed Plover, 8 Turnstone, 12 Pied Wagtail, plus 17 Brent Geese and a drake Common Scoter on sea. (S Cox)

Marazion Marsh: 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 3 Stonechat, 16 Moorhen, Water Rail, Curlew over. (S Cox)

Maer Lake: 2 Grey Heron, 485 Canada Geese, 4 hybrid geese, 42 Teal, 21 Mallard, 1 juv Shelduck, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 21 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 41 Black-headed Gull. (N Bastin)

Caerthillian: 3 Chough. (J Morris)

Bedruthan Steps: 2 Chough feeding on grassy clifftop N of Bedruthan Steps at 11.00 am. (I Walker)

Late submission, 01/10, Perranporth: 2 Chough over beach in afternoon. (A Nicholson)

***Stithians Reservoir***: The Feeder Hide and the footpath leading to it will not be accessable on Thursday 5th October from 9am till approximately 11.30am, due to essential work being carried out. John St Ledger (Warden)


Wheatear – Steven Wood
Green Sandpiper – John St Ledger
Ruff – John St Ledger
Bar-tailed Godwit – Nigel Bastin
Black-tailed Godwit – Nigel Bastin
Cattle Egret – Graham Lawlor
Chough – Ian Walker