Tuesday 26th September 2023

Tuesday 26th September 2023

Caradon Hill: Lesser Grey Shrike in gorse scrub in area left of the quarry as you view from the mast. (S Sanderson)

Marazion Green Lane: 1 juv Woodchat Shrike in first pony paddock, 1 juv Hoopoe in pony paddock after pump house. (M Webb, J Savage) Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1m Stonechat, 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Moorhen. (M Webb) Marazion: 2 Wheatear, 15+ Brent Goose. (J Savage) RSPB Marazion Marsh2 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Stonechat, 1 Robin, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Woodchat Shrike. (R Hamilton-Ahearne)

Stithians, Golden Lion cut off: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper (S Ford et al.) Also, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Little Grebe. (S Ford) Stithians Reservoir, Southern Cut-off: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 2 Lapwing. (J St Ledger, T Mills), c12 Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew. (T Mills) Stithians Reservoir: 9 Ringed Plover,  22 Curlew, 2 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Calstock Wetlands: 1 juv Pectoral Sandpiper, 14 Dunlin, 4+ Common Sandpiper, 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper & adult f Garganey still this afternoon. (P Kemp)

Mayon: Glossy Ibis flew towards Sennen at 18.30. (Birdguides)

Men-an-Tol: 1 Dotterel flew in at 1445, 4 Wheatear. (D Eva)

Bugle: Hoopoe in private garden near Minorca Lane, Bugle, for second day.

Penryn: Yellow-browed Warbler at Penryn Campus, University of Exeter. (Birdguides)

St Buryan: Yellow-browed Warbler still this evening. (Birdguides)

Cape Cornwall: 10+ Chough, 1 Wryneck. (T & S Clayson)

Porthgwarra, 06.50-07.50: 4 Cory’s Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater. (Birdguides)

Siblyback: 2 juv m Ruff, 1 juv Greenshank, 6 juv Ringed Plover & 32 Teal. (P Kemp)

Penlee: 2 Firecrest, 1 Sooty Shearwater. (M Jordan)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Osprey (@ 10.11 came over from Chapel Amble, hovered in front of the hide & then drifted towards the estuary pursued by crows). Also 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, 10+ House Martin, 30+ Swallow. (S Lilley) Also Red Kite and Marsh Harrier. (R Chiffers)

Wadebridge, 12:30: Ad Osprey over the town, heading south west. (R Bullman)

Hayle Estuary: Common Tern. (I Graham et al.) Osprey over Carnsew Pool early afternoon. (A McKechnie et al.)

Helford River: Osprey at Tremayne Quay. (T Pinfield)

Downderry, 07.20-08.10: moving west were 1 Great Northern Diver, 356 Gannet, 2 Balearic Shearwater and 6 Sandwich Tern. (A Payne)

Godrevy: 60 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 62 Turnstone, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 10+ Herring Gull, 1 Gannet, 2 Cormorant, 1 Shag, 11 Chough, 25 Jackdaw, 1 Rook, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 1 Stonechat, 3 Rock Pipit. (S Taylor)

Kynance: 17 Chough between Kynance and The Lizard. (J Foster)

Four Lanes End, Millbrook: 15 Cattle Egret. (B Taggart)

Carnkie, Helston: 1 Kingfisher. (A Lea)

Maer Lake: 1 Grey Heron, 72 Canada Geese, 1 Juvenile Shelduck, 16 Teal, 10 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 200+mixed Corvids mobbing juvenile Common Buzzard. (Still no Waders). (N Bastin)

Gwinear: 1 Firecrest, 1 Kestrel, 1 Dunnock, 1 Blackbird. (J Noon)

No Mans Land: 4 Firecrest. (M Jordan)

Kenidjack: 2 Firecrest. (B Dursley)

St Austell: 1 Firecrest (private land). (D Cooper)

Tehidy CP: 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Coal Tit, Jay, Nuthatch, Wren, Blackcap. (R Griffiths)

St John: 142 Teal, 31 Mediterranean Gull, 102 Black-headed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 5 Curlew; from the ford approaching high tide. (M Jordan)

West Pentire: 20+ Skylark, 2 Kestrel, 3prs Stonechat. (A Lea)

Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: Woodpigeon, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, c40 Mallard, 6 Blue Tit, c80 Redshank, 1 Buzzard, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 6 Goldcrest, 4 Great Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Little Egret, 13 Greenshank, 1 Wren, c50 Curlew, 3 Little Grebe, 7 Moorhen, 4 Snipe, Rook, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, 1 Dunnock, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Pheasant, 1 Chaffinch, 15 Swallow. (C&G Horsley, J Hawtin)

Maker Camp: 1 Kestrel, 4 Swallow, 2 Wheatear, 15 Long-tailed Tit. (B Taggart)

Par Beach Pool, 07.30-8am: 3 (2M) Tufted Duck, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe. (D Cooper)

Par Beach, 18.00-19.45: 1 juv Grey Heron, 195 Canada Goose, 1 adult winter Mediterranean Gull, 18 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 M Blackcap, 6 Starling. (D Cooper)

Spit Beach, 16.45: 5 Turnstone, 2 Stonechat, 20 Brent Geese, 11 Oystercatcher, 6 Ringed Plover (1 very poorly), 1 Common Sandpiper (possibly the Par bird). (D Cooper)

Late submission, 25/09, Siblyback2 Pectoral Sandpiper. (M Stephens)

Late submission, 25/09, Falmouth: Black Guillemot seen from boat. (Birdguides)

Late submission, 25/09, Marazion Beach69 Brent Geese (in sea and at the mouth of Red River). (R Hamilton-Ahearne)

Late submission, 25/09, Hayle Estuary: Little Stint with 2 Dunlin and Ringed Plovers, Common Tern. (I Graham)

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Woodchat Shrike – Martin Webb
Woodchat Shrike – Martin Webb
Hoopoe – Martin Webb
Hoopoe – Martin Webb
Osprey – Alex McKechnie
Firecrest – Jo Noon
Kingfisher – Adrian Lea
Kingfisher – Adrian Lea
Kingfisher – Adrian Lea
Grey Wagtail – Robin Chiffers
Kestrel – Adrian Lea
Jay – Regina Griffiths
Kestrel – Jo Noon
Osprey – Robin Chiffers
Osprey with fish – John St Ledger
Pectoral Sandpiper – Steve Ford
Marsh Harrier – Robin Chiffers
Nuthatch – Regina Griffiths
Stonechat – Adrian Lea
Skylark – Adrian Lea
Hoopoe – anonymous observer
Grey Wagtail – Regina Griffiths
Common Tern – John St Ledger
Pectoral Sandpiper – Steve Ford