Tuesday 27th September 2022

Tuesday 27th September 2022

University of Exeter, Penryn Campus: 1 1stw/fem Red-breasted Flycatcher still but elusive. (M Broadbent). Also, Yellow-browed Warbler this afternoon.

Pendeen: 1 juv Sabines Gull at 07.02. (P Combridge). Also, (lower slope 0745-0930): 15 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Common Scoter, juvenile Sabine’s Gull (0838-0845), 6 ‘Commic’ Tern, 5 Sandwich Tern. (D Flumm). Also, 07:00-09:00 – juv Sabine’s Gull (08:42), 24 Balearic Shearwater, 86 Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 15 Kittiwake. (S. Rogers). Also, 2+ Grey Phalarope, 2 Cory’s Shearwater and 7 Sooty Shearwater reported.  Later, (1530 – 1730hrs), 3 Common Scoter (singles); 1 Pomarine Skua (16.15), 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater and 4 Manx Shearwater. (J Hawkey)

Perranporth, Droskyn Point: 1 juv Sabine’s Gull at 08.48, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Manx Shearwater, 1 Med Gull, 10 Kittiwake, 1000s of auks and 2 Chough. (T Wilson)

St Ives (08.00 – 14.30): 5 Leach’s Petrel, 51 Balearic Shearwater, 40 Manx Shearwater, 4 Arctic Skua, 29 Arctic Tern, 6 Common Tern, 16 Sandwich Tern, 1 Puffin, 51 Common Scoter, 1 Little Gull, 1000s Razorbills. (M Elliot, R Wilkins)

Bass Point, Lizard (0800-0915): 65 Balearic Shearwaters inc. flock of 49 at 0905. (M Scott-Ham)

Downderry: moving west, 0710-0810, were 154 Gannet, 23 Balearic Shearwater and 91 Kittiwake. 12 Common Scoter noted in afternoon. (A Payne)

Devoran Quay: 2 Osprey, circling together at 10.25. (J St Ledger)

Par Bay: 2 Osprey fishing. (M Whittaker, S Bool)

Sancreed: 1 Merlin. (D Flumm)

Carne Creek, Gillan: 22 Cattle Egrets,4 Little Egrets, 4 Med Gulls, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Curlew, 4 Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail. (A Witheywood)

Roseland: 1 Cattle Egret at Porth Creek and 2 Curlew Sandpiper at Porthbeor beach. (RBA)

Walmsley: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 15 Cattle Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 1 Jay burying acorns at left hand end of slates, 12 Canada Geese, small Linnet & Pied Wagtail flocks. (S Lilley)

Pendeen: 1 Guillemot – an aberrant melanistic individual, overall plumage blackish with a slightly paler dark brownish black tone to breast, belly and flight feathers. It was about 40% larger and more pot-bellied than accompanying Guillemots and given it size it was possibly an exceptionally large individual of the race hyperborea. It flew south past Pendeen Watch at 1005. (N R Rogers, P. Combridge, A. Bayly)

Hannafore: Low tide – 23 Gannet, 6 Little Egret, 7 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, Cormorant, 32 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 69 G.B.B.Gull, 8 Med. Gull (6 ad, 2 1st W.), 13 Mallard, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 1 Great Tit. (M & R Frost)

East Looe River: 2 Moorhen, 5 Little Egret. (M & R Frost)

Wadebridge: 18 Black tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Greenshank, 10 Dunlin, 3 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher behind Bridge bike hire, 3 Cattle Egret from Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir:15 Great crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Greenshank, 2 Tufted Duck. (S Grose)

Hayle, Carnsew Basin: 1 1st w Little Gull and 7 Sandwich Tern. (P St Pierre)

Hayle river mouth: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose. (P St Pierre)

Hayle, Copperhouse Creek: 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (P St Pierre)

Marazion: 6 Cattle Egret from A30. (P St Pierre)

Treraven Marsh, Wadebridge: 17+ Black Tailed Godwit, 27+ Dunlin, 6 Greenshank, 8+ Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, Buzzard, Kingfisher, 2 Raven feeding on a rabbit carcase, 2 Grey Wagtails, Meadow Pipit, 3 Snipe, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Black Headed Gulls.  No sign of the Pectoral Sandpiper in keeping with report from yesterdays. (W Delacour)

Late submission, 26/9, Callestick: 1 Firecrest in private garden. Also first returning Teal on pond. (T Wilson)

TJW

Cattle Egret – A Witheywood
Great Crested Grebe – Shaun Grose