Thursday 5th October 2023

Thursday 5th October 2023

Nanjizal: Black-and-white Warbler, 1st winter in wood south of Bosistow Lane. (per Birdguides)

Bodmin Moor, Caradon Hill: Lesser Grey Shrike on power line west of masts c.13.45; unphased by Chinook helicopter flying over. Soon after flew down into scrub.. (P Crispin)

Nanquidno: American Golden Plover amongst European Golden Plover flock. (A Holmes, D Buzza)

Pendeen: Hooded Crow, at Higher Bojewyan. (per Birdguides)

Marazion: Woodchat Shrike, in 1st Paddock along Green Lane. Do not enter paddocks. (per Birdguides)

Lizard Village: Rosy Starling with Common Starling flock. (per Birdguides)

Lizard Point: 3 Great Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater. (per Birdguides)

Porthcurno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, in copse between car park and beach. (per Birdguides)

Nanquidno: Turtle Dove, this am on wires. (I Whitehouse, M James)

St Loy: Yellow-browed Warbler. (per Birdguides)

St Erth: Kingfisher. (M Yelland)

Calstock Wetlands: 1 Little Egret, c 100 Teal, Mallard, 1 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail ( heard ), 1 juvenile Moorhen, 2 juvenile Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 9 Snipe, 40+ Black-headed Gull, 5 Herring Gul,; 1 Tawny Owl ( heard ), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail. ( A. Parker et al )

Downderry: moving west, 0730-0850, c14 Common Scoter, 350+ Gannet, 25 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua and 12 Kittiwake. (A Payne)

Rock Helipad field: 1 Red Kite , 1 Raven, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker.(S Grose)

Hayle RSPB Carnsew Pool: 5 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard. (M Claughton)

Marazion Marsh (Longrock Pool): 1 Kingfisher (18.00), 2 Grey Heron, 1 juv Cormorant, 2 Coot; (elsewhere on the Marsh): 6 Little Egret roosting in scrub willows ), 25 Starling (M Claughton)

Lanreath: Female Hen Harrier. (P Wilkins)

Goonhilly Downs: 60+ Golden Plover. (A Tomkins D Rundle )

Maer Lake: 1 Grey Heron, 3 Moorhen, 29 Canada Geese, 18 Teal, 10 Mallard, 2 Curlew, 7 Lapwing. ( N Bastin)

River Neet Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 12 Black-Headed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 8 Lesser-Black-Backed Gull, 5 Rock Pipit, 17 Meadow Pipit, 4 White Wagtail, 1 Male Kingfisher, 1 Carrion Crow (almost tame). (N Bastin).

Penzance: 13 Cattle Egrets flew west over a docked Scillonian and continued west over the town hall at 9:10. (S Viles)

Kimberley Park Falmouth: Jay, Firecrest, Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tits, Great Tit, 6 Rooks, 2 Carrion Crows, 3 Robins, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Cole Tit, Magpie, 2 Wood Pigeons. (S Hinkley)

Late submission 04/10 RSPB Scillonian III wildlife cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 Shag, 1 Cormorant, 4 Black-headed Gull, 50 Guillemot, 139 auk sp, 27 Herring Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 73 Gannet, 5 Kittiwake, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Manx Shearwater, 3 Common Scoter, 11 Meadow Pipit, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Harbour Porpoise, 1 Bluefin Tuna. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Wolf Rock to St Mary’s: 5 Kittiwake, 186 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Guillemot, 123 Gannet, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwater, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern, 4 Cormorant, 1 Manx Shearwater, 3 Harbour Porpoise, 10 Common Dolphin, 4 Bluefin Tuna. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

St Mary’s to Wolf Rock: 79 Gannet, 1 Shag, 42 Great Shearwater, 116 Cory’s Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 12 Common Dolphin, 7 Bluefin Tuna. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 10 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Razorbill, 1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 40 Herring Gull, 100 Gannet, 50 Kittiwake, 1 diver sp, 4 Bluefin Tuna, 22 Common Dolphin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)


Carrion Crow. Nigel Bastin
Common sandpiper and Kingfisher. Nigel Bastin
Common Sandpiper. Nigel Bastin
Pied Wagtail. Nigel Bastin
American Golden Plover. Adam Holmes
Golden Plover. Andy Tomkins
Golden Plover. Andy Tomkins
Lesser Grey Shrike. Alex Mckechnie
Lesser Grey Shrike. Alex Mckechnie
Little Egret. Maria Claughton
Little Egret. Maria Claughton
Kingfisher. Martin Yelland