Saturday 21st October 2023

Saturday 21st October 2023

Trevilley: Azores Gull again, 2 Great Egret. (P Marshall)

St Ives Island (07:30-10:15): 29 Common Scoter, 5 Oystercatcher, 4 Turnstone, 3 Dunlin, 1 Grey Phalarope, 2 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, c2000 Razorbill, c180 Guillemot, c3000 Kittiwake, 2 Little Gull, 1 Sabine’s Gull juv (07:42), 70 Mediterranean Gull,  3 Common Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 2 Fulmar, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Manx Shearwater, 1 Leach’s Storm Petrel, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Merlin. (P Nason, A Holmes, I Prentice). (08:00-13:00) 1 Long-tailed Skua, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Little Gull, 43 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1000s Kittiwake, 1000s Auks. (R Wilkins)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Spoonbill. (M James) 1 Purple Heron, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Great White Egret. (R Hill). 2 Glossy Ibis. (Birdguides). 27 Curlew, 51 Black-headed Gull. (C Richards). 1 Kingfisher (one on Longrock also), 1 Great White Egret, 1 Glossy Ibis, Spoonbill, 3 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Robin, 6 Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit, Woodpigeons, Crows and Gulls. (S. Cox) Purple Heron from 5:30pm onwards. (P Woods)

Longrock Pool: 1 possible Marsh Harrier circled low over reed beds before flying off towards Marazion Marsh, 2 Great White Egret (M Oats) 1 Little Gull. (Birdguides) 1 Cettis Warbler,1 Kingfisher,1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Glossy Ibis, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Chiffchaff.(S Grose)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Green-winged Teal, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, c80 Mediterranean Gull. (P Marshall)

Dozmary Pool: 1 American Golden Plover, c200 Golden Plover. (D Balmer)

Pendeen: 94 Common Scoter, 3 Great Skua, 3 Pomarine Skua, 19 Arctic Skua, 1500 Kittiwake, 16 Little Gull, 3 Arctic Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 9 Sooty Shearwater. (S Rogers)

Porthgwarra: 1 Wryneck. (M Wallace)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater. (Birdguides)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron and few hundred gulls including c10 Mediterranean Gull, c10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull and 1 possible GBBG x HG hybrid. (T Mills)

Longrock,GWR Train Depot: Herring Gull with blue plastic ring on right leg,W: 569.(S Grose)

Penzance to Marazion Harbour: 59 Ringed Plover, 4 Knot, 2 Dunlin, 7 Turnstone, 2 Eider, 40 Brent Goose, 4 Sanderling, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Wheatear, 2 Black-tailed Godwit. (Dan W, J Benger)

Penzance, Wherrytown: 10 Brent Goose offshore. (J Evans)

Tolcarne, Newlyn: 1 Red-throated Diver. (A McKechnie)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver (circled the harbour then flew east), 42 Cormorant, 3 Shag, 77 Great Black backed Gull,1 Kingfisher, 1m Stonechat, 51 Turnstone. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB; Lelant saltings:  2 Curlew Sandpiper, 68 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 1 Grey Plover, 6 Ringed Plover amongst Dunlin.(S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 19 Mediterranean Gull,1 Kittiwake,1 Common Gull,7 Lesser Black backed Gull,69 Great Black backed Gull,7 Little Grebe,19 Tufted Duck, 1 Water Rail, 2 Reed Bunting.(S Grose)

Pendennis: 2 Snow Bunting. (via Whatsapp). 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Knot. (M Broadbent et al)

Falmouth: 1 Swift. (M Broadbent)

Par Beach: 1 Little Gull, 2 Little Grebe. (G Barter)

Praa Sands: 1 Red Kite over this morning at 09:20 mobbed by corvids. (J Evans)

Chynhalls Headland, Coverack: 1 Short Eared Owl over at 17:50, mobbed by gulls as it headed towards Black Head. 1 Hoopoe on the headland at 18:00.  Also 3 Stonechat in the scrub and 2 Grey Seals just off Mears Beach. (P. Bedford)

Towan Head, Newquay: 1 Great Northern Diver, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Common Scoter, 5 Common Gull. (D Grose)

Trevose: 1 Chough feeding at lighthouse car park. (S Ashby)

Cargreen: 16 Cattle Egret. (Birdguides)

Downderry (07:55-08:55): moving west 6 Common Scoter, 2 Great Northern Diver, 151 Gannet, 7 Little Egret, 2 Arctic Skua, 3 Mediterranean Gull,  218 Kittiwake and 14 Auks. (A Payne)

Packet Lane, Rosudgeon:  14 Magpie. (P K Bray)

Treraven Meadows:  Jackdaw, Herring Gull, Pied Wagtail 4, Mute Swan 2, 100+ Starling, Black-headed Gull, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 13 Mallard, 3 Common Sandpiper, Woodpigeon, 8 Redshank, Carrion Crow, 10 Canada Goose, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Robin, 1 Chaffinch, 10 Goldfinch, House Sparrow, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Magpie, 1 Green Sandpiper, 13 Teal, 3 Wren, 1 Water Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Dunnock, 10 Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Great Egret, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Rook, 1 Osprey, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Tit. (C & G Horsley)

Trevecca to High Woods, Liskeard NW: 5 Pied Wagtail, 1 Linnet, Rooks (on site), Jackdaws, Woodpigeons with 1 Stock Dove with cattle, 54 loafing Herring Gull, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Blackbird with 1 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 7 Blue Tit, 7 Great Tit, Chaffinches & 1 Nuthatch in titflock foraging beech mast and in oak, 1 Siskin, 1 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Green Woodpecker (juv), 6 Magpie, >1 Jay, 2 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 4 Carrion Crow, 2 House Sparrow colonies (C. 10 birds), Robins, 1 Buzzard, 8 Grey Squirrel, 4 Red Admiral, 4+ Hornets.

Maer Lake: 278 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag Goose, 26 Teal, 16 Mallard, 23 Curlew,4 Bar-Tailed Godwit, 5 Black-Tailed Godwit, 4 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 2 White Wagtail. (N Bastin)
Late Submission, 20/10/2023, Marazion Marsh: 1 Spoonbill. (M Jones)

Late Submission, 20/10/2023, Copperhouse Creek, Hayle Estuary: 2 Common Tern. (P Smale)

Late Submission, 19/10/2023, Copperhouse Creek, Hayle Estuary: 1 Common Tern. (P Smale)

 

mb & rrb

Spoonbill, Mark James
Spoonbill, Mark James
Spoonbill, Malcolm Jones
Spoonbill, Malcolm Jones
Spoonbill, Malcolm Jones
Spoonbill and Little Egret, Malcolm Jones
Red-throated Diver, Alex McKechnie
Glossy Ibis, Steve Cox
Spoonbill, Steve Cox
Spoonbill and Glossy Ibis, Steve Cox
Great Egret, Steve Cox
Purple Heron – Phil Woods
Great Egret – Regina Griffiths
Glossy Ibis – Regina Griffiths
presumed hybrid Great Black Backed x Herring Gull (left hand bird) – Tony Mills
Bar-tailed Godwit to the left of Curlew – Nigel Bastin