Saturday 30th September 2023

Saturday 30th September 2023

Goonhilly Downs: Juvenile Northern Harrier still. (MO) Park at Croft Pascoe, Goonhilly or Bray’s Cott – the bird can be seen from each of these localities as it ranges widely across the moor. 16 Crossbill, 30 Siskin, 24 Golden Plover. (B Bosisto) 19 Golden Plover, 2 Kestrel. (J St Ledger) Dotterel over c1320. (I Maclean et al)

video – John Chapple

Caradon Hill: 1st winter Lesser Grey Shrike still present. (MO)

Lizard Village: Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling still. (B Bosisto)

Lizard Point: 1 Grey Wagtail, 15 Pied Wagtail, 200 Meadow Pipit flying in off the sea mid-morning. (B Bosisto)

Lizard, near Lloyds signal station: 1 Snow Bunting. (C.Beazley, S Nicholls)

Caerthillian Cove: 15 Chough (one with the Lizard leg rings, others unringed) at 3pm. (P Sharp)Marazion: Woodchat Shrike & Hoopoe still in horse paddock in Green Lane. (Birdguides) Please keep to public rights of way and refrain from entering fields and climbing over the hedgerows.

Maer Lake: 1 Grey Heron, 427 Canada Geese, 4 Canada Hybrid Geese,12 Teal,9 Mallard,1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 12 Lesser-Black- backed Gull,1 Great Black-Backed Gull. (N Bastin)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 3 Redshank,1 Common Sandpiper.(S Grose)

Newquay ,Towan Head: 4 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Knot, 23 Oystercatcher,1 Kittiwake, 5 Sandwich Tern, 1 Commic Tern, 1 Kestrel, 5 Rock Pipit, 13 Meadow Pipit, 23 Linnet.(S Grose)

Porth Island: 2 unringed Chough.(S Grose)

Stithians; Feeder Hide: 1 Firecrest, Long-tailed Tit’s, Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, Marsh Tit and Sparrowhawk trying to predate snipe in the distance. (R Griffiths)

Tresillian to St Clements (10:30 – 12:30): Herring Gull, Black-Headed Gull, c40 Canada Goose, 6 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, c35 Mallard, 1 Shelduck, 1 Cormorant, 16 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 20 Redshank, 25 Curlew, 7 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Wood Pigeon, c100 Rook/Jackdaw/Carrion Crow, 1 Magpie, 1 Buzzard, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Robin, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 House Sparrow (I & C Sowerby)

Downderry: moving west, 0720-0850, were 3 Common Scoter,  850+ Gannet, 20+ Kittiwake and 3 Mediterranean Gull. (A Payne)

Late news, 29/09/23, Downderry: moving west,  0720-0805, were 116 Gannet and 62 Kittiwake.  Inshore 2 Grey Wagtail and a Sparrowhawk. (A Payne)

Northern Harrier – Nigel Rogers
Northern Harrier – John St Ledger
Lesser Grey Shrike – Linda Birtwistle
Firecrest – Regina Griffiths
Snow Bunting – Catherine Beazley