Saturday 16th September 2023

Saturday 16th September 2023

Marazion Marsh: 1 juvenile Purple Heron still, also 3 Curlew Sandpiper on beach. (B Dallas)

St Agnes Head: 1 juv Dotterel still. (G Willetts et.al)

Stithians Reservoir; Golden Lion hide: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Snipe, 1 Little Grebe feeding 1 young, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 1 Ruff (P Howrihane). Also 1 male Ruff briefly, 4 Ringed Plover, 130 + Linnet. ( B Craven)

Sennen: 1 Red-backed Shrike still in hedgerow SE of Coastguard Cottages. (B Dallas)

Nanquidno: 1 Hoopoe still at Hendra Cottage. (Paul Freestone, A Holmes, M Mcleod)

Helston Loe Pool: 1 Wryneck at south-east of pool. (Birdguides)

Porthgwarra: 1 Black Tern, 1 Pied Flycatcher. (Birdguides)

Hayle Estuary, Lelant Saltings: 2 Little Stint. (Birdguides)

Stithians Reservoir; Stuart Hutchings Hide: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 3 Ruff, 7 Common Sandpiper, 11 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 16 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 1 Lapwing, 28 Curlew, 1 Sparrowhawk (over).  (J St Ledger, D Parker)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Grey Phalarope, 6 Common Scoter, 29 Cory’s Shearwater, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua. (S Rogers)

Chynhalls Point: 4 Cory’s Shearwater. (Birdguides)

St Ives: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater. (Birdguides)

Croft Pascoe: Speckled Wood probably displaying gynandromorphism (a mixture of female and male characteristics) with the darker coloured left side probably being female as the females of later broods tend to be darker than the males. (K Dalziel)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Shoveler, 11 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Coot, 17 Mallard, 3 Teal. (B Craven)

Camel Estuary: 9 Bar-tailed Godwit , 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Cattle Egret , 97 Dunlin , 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Ruff , 6 Wigeon , 7 Teal , 2 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Little Stint , 14 Siskin , 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 15 Ringed Plover. (B Bosisto) 2nd summer Yellow-legged Gull , 2 Pintail. (P Maker ,B  Bosisto)

Gluvian: 80 Swallow, 1 Firecrest. (B Bosisto)

Par, pool / beach: 5 Little Grebe4 Teal, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 10 Brent Goose offshore, 7 Mute Swan c30 Pied Wagtail, 5 Dunlin, 1 Grey Heron. (R Hampshire)

St Blazey LNR: c60 Mallard, 4 Mute Swan, 1 Gadwall (m) (R Hampshire)

Maer Lake: (08:30) 1 Grey Heron, 76 Canada Goose, 72 Mallard, 27 Teal, 4 Moorhen, 4 Lapwing, 21 Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 12 Black-headed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (N Bastin)

River Neet Estuary: (10:40) 37 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterannean Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (N Bastin)

Downderry: moving west (0700-0810) 99 Gannet, 3 Balearic Shearwater, a Manx Shearwater, and a Mediterranean Gull. Also 37 hirundines east over the sea. Inshore, 8 Ringed Plover, a Dunlin, Grey Wagtail and 2 White Wagtail. 1455-1605, 3 Common Scoter, 54 Gannet and 31 Balearic Shearwater west.  (A Payne)

Drift Reservoir: Blue water bottle left outside hide, now placed inside hide. (D Parker)

Late Submission, 16/09/2023, Gorran Haven: Ortolan Bunting calls heard @2200hrs overhead. (D H Payne)

Dotterel, Graeme Willetts
Dotterel, Graeme Willetts
Pectoral Sandpiper, John St Ledger
Curlew Sandpipers, Nigel Bastin
Black-tailed Godwits, Nigel Bastin
Hoopoe, Adam Holmes
Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Paul Howrihane
Ruff, Paul Howrihane
Pectoral Sandpiper, Dave Parker
Pectoral Sandpiper, Dave Parker
Speckled Wood, Kate Dalziel