Wednesday 6th September 2023

Wednesday 6th September 2023

Morvah, Rose valley: 1 Bonelli’s Warbler sp. late morning, in scrub north of the B3306 but then flew over the road into willow scrub. The bird was not heard to call; however, it did not respond when the call of Western Bonelli’s was played, whereas it reacted strongly to the call of Eastern Bonelli’s. (P Combridge, A Bayly). No sign this afternoon. Please note that there is hardly any parking on the road but there is a parking area available at the farm at the end of the metalled road that leads to Portheras beach

Kynance Farm: juvenile Dotterel flew over, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear. (D Collins)

Nanquidno: juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still in ploughed field adjacent West end of Land’s End airport; also 1 Tree Pipit. (J Waldon, P Fraser)

Marazion Beach: juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper again. (S Rogers)

Porthleven: 3 Dotterel over east, 4 White Wagtail. (I Maclean)

Jollytown: 1 Wryneck, 1 Common Redstart, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 1 Tree Pipit. (D Collins)

Kynance – Soapy Cove cliff path: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 10 Wheatear, 22 Chough. (D Collins)

Kynance Road: 2 Wryneck, 1 Tree Pipit. (D Collins)

Botallack – Kenidjack: 7 Whinchat, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler. (J Waldon)

Kenidjack: 1+ Wryneck, 3 Spotted Flycatcher. (J Waldon)

Land’s End: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Spotted Flycatcher. (R Wilkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: juv Osprey again. (P Howrihane) Ryan’s Field: 2 Little Stint, 1 Osprey, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper. (D Eva) Also 12 Redshank. (A Lea)

Stithians, Stuart Hutchings hide: Osprey again with fish (same time as yesterday), Marsh Harrier over, Spotted Redshank, Ruff, Little Stint,  7 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 5 Common Sandpiper, 8 Curlews, Lapwing, 7 Grey Herons. Golden Lion end: 10 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Ruff and 3 Little egrets, ad Little grebe with 1 juv. (T Pinfield) 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Little Stint, 1 Ruff (S Van Hear)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 2 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, 7 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 16 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 1 Pintail, 1 Osprey with fish, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

River Lynher: Osprey taking fish 1645. (A Wilson)

Davidstow Airfield: 5 Wheatear, 30+ Linnet, 2 Buzzard, (D. Wilson)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Red Kite, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (D. Wilson)

Polbathic Creek: 43 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper. (A Blonden)

Nanjizal: 167 birds trapped and ringed, including: 12 Sedge Warbler, 49 Blackcap, 5 Garden Warbler, 7 Whitethroat, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 27 Reed Warbler, 2 Tree Pipit, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 37 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Wryneck. Also, 27 Siskin, 9 Grey Heron, 4 Tree Pipit, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Water Rail, 1 Snipe, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 25 Stonechat, 1 Ringed Plover in or over the valley. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson, J Overfield, B Bosisto, R Veal)

Trevilley: 1 Redstart. (R Veal)

East Pentire: 1 Wryneck, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Porthilly Point: 127 Mediterranean Gull,36 Sandwich Tern, 35 Ringed Plover, 15 Sanderling, 12 Turnstone,4 Redshank, all amongst 100+ Dunlin. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Dipper, 2 Grass Snake. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Kingfisher, 10 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Stonechat, 8 Moorhen, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Robin, large number of Swallow overhead and into roost. (R Hamilton-Ahearne)

The Kelseys: 2 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Gannet, 2 Stonechat, 5 Fulmar (1 adult, 4 juveniles) 3 Pied Wagtail. (J Savage)

Siblyback Reservoir: 10 Goldfinch, 8 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Wren, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (R Napp)

Chynalls Point, Coverack (07:30-08:30): 7 Balearic Shearwater, including party of 4, 16 Manx Shearwater, 30 Gannet, 5 Kittiwake, 11 Shags, 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 groups of tuna, from which a couple jumped clear of the surface, plus a Harbour Porpoise. (D. Wood)
Lizard: 1 Wryneck by Ellie’s Soul Kitchen on road to Kynance, plus 4 Stonechat, 1 Buzzard and 3 Whitethroat. (D. Wood)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: c.90 Canada goose, 6 Greylag goose, 5 Barnacle goose, 18 Mute swan, 7 Shelduck, 3 Egyptian goose, 6 Wood pigeon, 1 Collared dove, c.250 Oystercatcher, 19 Ringed plover, 45 Curlew, 2 Bar-tailed godwit, 26 Black-tailed godwit, 1 Turnstone, 21 Dunlin, c.75 Redshank, c.180 Black-headed gull, 12 Great black-backed gull, 75 Herring gull, 8 Cormorant, 9 Grey heron, 29 Little egret, 1 Osprey, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Magpie, 35 Carrion crow, 1 Raven, 2 Blue tit, 12 House martin, 8 Swallow, 2 Robin, 9 House sparrow, 5 Large white, 5 Red admiral, 6 Speckled wood (M Scawen et al.)

RSPB Scillonian III wildlife cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 4 Cormorant, 76 Herring Gull, 37 Gannet, 11 Kittiwake, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 500 Manx Shearwater, 7 Guillemot, 4 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Fulmar, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Swift, 1 Turnstone, 21 Common Dolphin, 1 Harbour Porpoise, 5 Bluefin Tuna. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Wolf Rock to St Mary’s: 54 Manx Shearwater, 4 Fulmar, 5 Gannet, 158 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Common Dolphin, 1 Bluefin Tuna. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

St Mary’s to Wolf Rock: 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Sandwich Tern, 11 Gannet, 51 Manx Shearwater, 31 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 22 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 10 Turnstone, 1 Common Dolphin, 1+ Bluefin Tuna, 2 Bottlenosed Dolphin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Wolf Rock to Penzance: 40 Guillemot, 178 Manx Shearwater, 12 Cory’s Shearwater, 10 Ringed Plover, 21 Gannet, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 122 Herring Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Kittiwake. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Navax Point: Wryneck reported 1917.

Late news, 5/9, Porth Reservoir: 1 Osprey. (M Hicks)

Late news, 5/9, Tresemple Pool: 2 Whimbrel. (A Tomkins)

Whimbrel, Andrew Tomkins
Redshank, Adrian Lea
Little Stint, Adrian Lea
Bonelli’s Warbler sp., Pete Combridge
Wood Sandpiper, John St Ledger
Osprey, John St Ledger
Little Stint, John St Ledger
Red Kite, Darren Wilson
Osprey, Tim Pinfield
Spotted Redshank, Little Stint & Ruff, Tim Pinfield
Osprey, Paul Howrihane
Osprey, Paul Howrihane