Thursday 12th October 2023

Thursday 12th October 2023

Carn Brea: Juvenile Pallid Harrier circling between Carn Brea and Land’s End Airport at 4pm. (A Harris)

Croft Pascoe: Northern Harrier,  American Golden Plover flew over calling, 5 Great White Egret. (S Linacre)

Pendeen Watch: 08.00-16:00: 1 American Golden Plover, flew west calling and presumed same as 9 October (P Combridge) 1114 Common Scoter, (majority males), 1 fem Garganey, Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 2 Pintail, 2 Wigeon, 77 Cory’s Shearwater, 7 Great Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 35 Manx Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 9 Arctic Tern, 1 Common Tern, 16 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 46 Kittiwake, 2 Whimbrel, 935 Gannet, 1 Merlin, (P. Combridge, S. Rogers, R. Wilkins) 1 Lapland Bunting (P. Combridge)

St Levan: Melodious Warbler, by stream at bottom of Grey Gables. (per Birdguides)

St Ives: 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 4 Manx Shearwater, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 000s Gannet. (A Lobb)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 female Pintail, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Ruff. (A Lobb)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Great White Egrets, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Little Grebes, 4 Little Egrets. (M Ahmad)

Land’s End: 1 Merlin; 1 Yellow-browed Warbler; 1 Tree Pipit over. (P Fraser) American Golden Plover, 1 CY Yellow-legged Gull, Wheatear, Merlin. (M Ferris)

Penberth: 2 Firecrest. (P Fraser)

Sennen 15:25 – 17:35: 1 Great Northern Diver, 5 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 109 Common Scoter, 80 Cory’s Shearwater, 12 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, a steady passage of Gannet, 500+ Auk, 3 adult W. Mediterranean Gull, 30 Sandwich Tern, 4 Kittiwake, 6 Arctic Skua, 6 Collared Dove, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Chough. 1 Grey Seal (M & R Frost)

Trewidden House: 1 Great White Egret at 13:55, 1Jay , 2 Buzzard. (M & R Frost)

Marazion: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Little Egret, 12 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Kestrel, 5 Rock Pipit, 14 Portuguese Man-of-war stranded on rocks. (M & R Frost)

Marazion Marsh RSPB 10.15 – 11.15: 1m Kestrel, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 (2m 2f) Stonechat, 4 Linnet, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 8 Goldfinch, 1 Buzzard over, 4 Magpie, 1f Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron. (M Webb)

Marazion: 20+ Pale-bellied Brent Goose, c10 Rock Pipit, 1 Water Rail. (S Linacre)

Gluvian: 6 Redwing this morning. (B Bosisto)

Kenidjack: 2 Ring Ouzels and 1 Black Redstart. (N Beasley)

Sennen: 80+ Skylark, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 8 Golden Plover and 2 Snipe in fields behind Sennen school (mostly in the Paddyfield Pipit field). (DK Parker)

Perranporth (Nansmellyn Marsh): 1 Water rail (heard). (P Villiers)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Golden Plover, 20 Snipe, 3 Lapwing, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Coal Tit (S Van Hear)

Coverack: Hoopoe at Chynhalls. (A Roberts)

Davidstow Airfield: 3 Golden Plover, 1 female Merlin, 3 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, adult Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Wheatear. (P Roseveare & B Bosisto)

Camel Estuary: 30 Ringed Plover, 31 Cattle Egret, 2 Spoonbill, 6 Grey Plover, 6 Common Sandpiper, 27 Dunlin , 2 Curlew Sandpiper (one with injured leg), 1 Knot, 1 Spotted Redshank, 8 Turnstone, 10 Pintail, 15 Swallow, 2 Sandwich Tern, 6 Common Sandpiper, 14 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher. (P Roseveare & B Bosisto)

Camel Trail, Pinkson Creek: 9 Cattle Egret in field behind. (G Williams)

Camel Estuary, Burniere hide: 2 Spoonbill. (A Tomkins)

Wadebridge: Osprey. (A Tomkins)

Swanpool: Mixed flock of 22 Redwing and Song Thrush. (D Peers)

Late submission 11/10 Drift Reservoir: 6 Great White Egret. (M Ahmad)

Late submission 11/10 Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Tree Pipit with 100 Meadow Pipits. (P Fraser)

Late submission 11/10 Scillonian: Penzance to the Wolf Rock Lighthouse: 50, Meadow Pipits, 4, Cormorants, 1, Curlew, 8, Turnstones, 134, Gannets, 6, Great Black-backed Gulls, 3, Mediterranean Black-headed Gulls, 6, Manx Shearwaters, 45, Razorbills, 52, Auks, 18, Kittiwakes, 2, Guillemots, 1, Herring Gull, 124, Cory’s Shearwaters, 1, Puffin, 12, Great Shearwaters,1, Balearic Shearwaters, 6, Sooty Shearwaters, 14, Common Dolphins, 1, Minke Whale. Wolf Rock Lighthouse to Isles of Scilly:110, Cory’s Shearwaters, 136, Gannets, 50 Great Shearwaters, 3, Great Black-backed Gulls, 10, Sooty Shearwaters, 11, Storm Petrels, 5, Grey Phalaropes, 1, Great Skua, 1, Sabines Gull, 2, Shags, 1, Minke Whale, 16, Common Dolphins. Isles of Scilly to the Wolf Rock Lighthouse: 2, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 3, Great Black-backed Gulls, 2, Shags, 160, Shags, 43, Great Shearwaters, 215, Cory’s Shearwaters, 2. Manx Shearwaters, 6, Sooty Shearwaters,3, Storm Petrels, 2, Herring Gulls, 20 Common Dolphins. Wolf Rock Lighthouse to Penzance: 407, Gannets, 171, Cory’s Shearwaters, 42, Great Shearwaters, 2, Manx Shearwaters, 8, Sooty Shearwaters, 1, Great Skua, 23, Kittiwakes, 23, Guillemots, 82, Auks, 1, Fulmar, 4, Great Black-backed Gulls, 65, Herring Gulls, 18, Common Dolphins. (V Stratton, B Craven)

 

DC

 

Osprey. Andy Tomkins
Osprey. Andy Tomkins
Spoonbill. Andy Tomkins
Spoonbill. Andy Tomkins
Pallid Harrier. John Miller
Kestrel. Martin Webb
Meadow Pipit. Martin Webb
Linnet. Martin Webb
Stonechat. Martin Webb
Little Egret. Martin Webb
Great White Egret. Mashuq Ahmad
Great White Egret. Mashuq Ahmad