Wednesday 31 October 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Grey Heron, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 26 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 12 Teal, 1 fem Wigeon, 1 drake Gadwall, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Moorhen and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Porthgwarra: 4 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, good numbers of Kittiwake, Gannet and auks. Also 1 Jack Snipe, 29 Golden Plover, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap, male Siskin and 2 Stonechat. (D Parker) Richard’s Pipit reported again on the moor and 24 Greenland White-fronted Geese over at 16:00.

Penzance: Black Redstart in gardens in the Lidden Road area. (T Mills)

Gannel Estuary: Still 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 51 Wigeon, 6 Redshank and adult Med Gull off the car park. (M Lammas)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill on Copperhouse Creek in the morning. (S Sayer)

Tresillian: Firecrest along the track between Tresillian and Tresemple Pool. (M Jones)

Stithians Reservoir: 50 Lapwing and 10 Starling over.  1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 11 Black-headed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 4 Pochard, 2 Wigeon, 10 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Mallard, 7 Coot, 1 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant, 5 Little Grebe, 8 Woodpigeon, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Wren and 1 Chaffinch from the Stuart Hutchings hide. (J. St. Ledger & G. Adams)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 40+ Common Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 10+ Curlew, 7 Oystercatcher, 7 Turnstone, 4 Little Grebe and 40+ Mallard at high tide this evening. (D Chaney)

Camel Estuary: 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Blackbird, 250+ Black-headed Gull, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 1 Blue Tit, 3 Bullfinch, 7 Buzzard, 250+ Carrion Crow, 20 Chaffinch, 1 Coal Tit, 20 Cormorant, 100+ Curlew, 20+  Dunlin, 250+ Golden Plover, 1 Goldcrest, 500+ Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Tit, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Greenshank, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Grey Wagtail, 200+ Herring Gull, 10 House Sparrow, 50+ Jackdaw, 500+ Lapwing, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe,  12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 8 Mallard, 4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Med Gull, 30 Mute Swan, 200+ Oystercatcher, 4 Pied Wagtail, 100+ Redshank, 20+ Ringed Plover, 4 Robin, 20+ Rook, 4 Shelduck, 8 Skylark, 50+ Starling, 3 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 200+ Wood Pigeon and 2 Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Brew: c20 geese over south east at 08:30, probably Greenland White-fronted Geese. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Levan: Firecrest in copse west of the church by the turning circle and 3+ Lapland Buntings in fields towards Porthgwarra.

Sennen Cove: Drake Long-tailed Duck off the lifeboat station at 15:00.

Nanquidno: Yellow-browed Warbler at 16:00.

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Late News 29/10 Trevarrian: 5+ Choughs at Beacon Cove. (C Seager)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 1+ Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 16 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 17 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 1+ Water Rail, 15 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 1 Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. Also c5000 Starlings roosting in the evening. Otter on Longrock Pool this afternoon. (D Parker) 2 Firecrests reported at midday.

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest, 8 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Reed Bunting, 200+ Skylark, 400+ Chaffinch, c20 Siskin, 4+ Brambling, Black Redstart, 17 Golden Plover, 2 Snipe, 10, 2, 2 & 5 Greenland White-fronted Geese, 2 Merlin, 3 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk and 2 Raven. (D Parker, D Lewis & I Maclean) Also 5 White-fronted Geese early morning and Richard’s Pipit still.

Land’s End: 4 probable Greenland White-fronted Geese. (J Lawman)

Lizard: 3 Greenland White-fronted Geese, 4 Black Redstarts and 3 Chiffchaffs around the village. (T Blunden & A Pay)

Greenland White-fronted Geese, Andy Pay

Marazion: 8 Dark-bellied Brent Geese off Red River mouth and a further 5 off Longrock. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbills, 16 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 42 Greylag Geese, 170 Lapwing and 17 Heron Also present, many Teal and Wigeon have arrived, a few Knot, Bar-tailed Godwit and Dunlin. Also 1 Kingfisher, 4 Ringed Plover and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on Carsew Pool plus 1 Sparrowhawk over Tempest. (D Jenkins, T Mills & P Dinning)

Photo by Tony Mills, Video by Paul Dinning.
Sancreed: c55 Geese flew east over Beacon 08:10hrs may have been Dark-bellied Brent; 20 Fieldfare east and 1 Hawfinch west 10:05 over Estate. (D Flumm)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 4 Med Gull (1 with small silver ring on left leg), 2 Whimbrel, 5 Ringed Plover, 6 Turnstone, 1 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 17 Oystercatcher, 10+ Pied Wagtail, 10+ Meadow Pipit and 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

Camborne, North Cliffs: 1 Lapland Bunting and 30 Skylark in big stubble field. (D Eva)

Culdrose: 1 Black Redstart again. (D Wright)

Rame: Serin, 2 Yellowhammers, 3 Brambling and 1 Reed Bunting with finch flock along Military Road. Also 2 Black-Redstart at Rame Barton and another at Rame Head. (M Beer) Firecrest reported in sycamores by the church.

Stithians Reservoir: 5 Pochard, 1 Teal and a flock of 30+ Lapwing flying over and ‘grazing’ on nearby ploughed field at the south end. Also Coal Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Goldcrests at the feeding station in the Southern Cut Off. (W Renshaw)

St Ives: Green Woodpecker at Rosewall Hill. (R Farnes)

Land’s End: 1 Jack Snipe. (I Maclean)

Lizard: Olive-backed Pipit still at Little Treleaver, Coverack also Black Redstart and 3 White-fronted Geese over. (J Foster)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Rose-coloured Starling early afternoon with 60+ Starling flock, 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 70+ Wigeon, 2 Pintail, 1 Gadwall, 60+ Teal, 4 Shoveler, 2 Water Rail, 10 Common Snipe, 29 Curlew and 2 Chiffchaff. (C Selway)

Cape Cornwall: Black redstart late afternoon. Also Brent Goose on the golf course again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Levan: 6 Lapland Buntings in field west of St Levan and a Ring Ouzel.

Porthcurno: 5 White-fronted Geese flew north at 12:20.

Crowdy Reservoir: 4 White-fronted Geese over east late afternoon.

Kynance Cove: 1 Black Redstart.

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest.

Monday 29 October 2012

Late News 28/10 Bodmin Moor: 1 Woodcock (flushed), 20 Redwing, 5 Song Thrush, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Raven, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, mixed flock of Marsh, Coal, Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tits with 3 Goldcrest, 2 Canada Goose, c30Mallard and 1 Moorhen at Red Moor. (P McVey)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Grey Heron, 1+ Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 2 Canada Geese, 19 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 8 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 18 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 1 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Nanquidno: 5 Chiffchaff, 16 Goldcrest, 6, 7, 9 & 9 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 m Siskin and 2 Raven. (D Parker & C Moore)

Drift Reservoir: 4 Mute Swan, 13 Greylag, 59 Mallard, 5 Call Duck, 2 male Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck, m & f Pochard, 7 Little Grebe, 4 Moorhen, 1+ Water Rail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 10 Lapwing, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Parker)

Marazion: 31 Turnstone, 2 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Oystercatcher and 1 Wheatear on the beach plus 15 Dark-bellied Brent Geese by Pulpit Rock and another off the Station House and 2 1w Med Gulls offshore. (D Parker)

Croft Pascoe Pool: Adult Whooper Swan still present. (G Adams)

Kenidjack: 1 Ring Ouzel, Firecrest and Dark-bellied Brent Goose flying down coast. (C Moore)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Great Tit, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Bullfinch (male), 2 Reed Bunting, 11 Goldfinch, 2 Moorhen, 7 Coot, 5 Teal, 7 Wigeon and 1 Pochard from the Cut-off hide. (J St Ledger)

Lundy Bay: 5 Common Scoter and 2 Harbour Porpoise feeding in Lundy Bay between Port Quin and Pentireglaze in the afternoon. (C Selway)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 15 Dark-bellied Brent Geese in the morning. Also 2 Spoonbill on Copperhouse Creek. (B Dodd)

Trevelgue Head (Porth Island), Newquay: Chough at mid-day, feeding but then flew off. (P Mason)

Culdrose: 1 Black Redstart. (D Wright)

Lizard: Olive-backed Pipit still at Little Treleaver, Coverack. (J Foster)

Cape Cornwall: Dark-bellied Brent Goose on the golf course at 11:30. (sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Sennen Cove: Black Redstart at North Rocks. (sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthcurno: Sooty Shearwater and Great Northern Diver this morning.

Porthgwarra: Richard’s Pipit still on the moor.

Sunday 28/10 October 2012

Late News 25/10 Par Beach Pool: 3 Pochard (1 m 2f), 5 Shoveler (2m 3f), 5 Tufted Duck (2 m, 1 f & 2 juv), 1 Little Egret, Water Rail (heard),  Reed Bunting (f), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, and 1 f Bullfinch. Also a 3rd cy ‘graellsii’  LBB Gull with a single metal (BTO?) ring on its left leg. (St Austell Baywatch)

Late News 27/10 Nanquidno: Woodcock flew up valley at 16:00. (M Jones)

Late News 27/10 Cot Valley: Dark-bellied Brent Goose in car park at 18:30. (M Jones)

Late News 27/10 Lizard: Adult Whooper Swan still on Croft Pascoe Pool. (A Chatfield)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 2 Canada Geese, 11 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 10 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 12 Moorhen, 2 Snipe, 14 Curlew (over), 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Stonechat and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Marazion: 1 Oystercatcher on the beach plus 6 Common Scoter, 1 male Gadwall, 1 Teal and 7 Dark-bellied Brent Geese offshore. (D Parker)

Eastern Green: 5 Brent Geese, probably Dark-bellied but distant. (D Parker)

Land’s End: Black Redstart around the complex and 7 Crossbill over. (P St Pierre)

Trewey Common: 1 male Hen Harrier, 2 Merlin and 300 Golden Plover. (L Proctor)

Sennen Cove: 4 ad Med Gulls. (P St Pierre) Also ad Iceland Gull and 1w Yellow-legged Gull reported.

Boscathnoe Reservoir, Penzance: 1 Firecrest and a Red Kite over flying west. (P St Pierre)

Mount Hawke: 1 Jay in a private garden. (R Girling)

Buttermilk Hill: 3 Ring Ouzel and a Black Redstart this morning. Also Common Kestrel, Common Buzzard and 3 Meadow Pipit. (D King)

 Hayle Estuary RSPB: 14 Dark-bellied Brent Geese and 14 Dunlin. (D Eva) 2 Common Gulls at eastern end of Copperhouse Creek, late morning. (D King)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 1 male Blackcap in ossiers by pumping station 10:00. (M Jones)

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Cormorant, pair of Gadwall, 1  Common Gull, 12 Wigeon, 2 Black-headed Gull, 15 Herring Gull, 40 Tufted Duck, 2 Coot, 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Pochard, 2+ Teal and 2 Goldcrest from the Stuart Hutchings hide. 8 Coot, 6 Mallard, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Robin, 1 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Heron, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 5 Goldfinch, 5 House Sparrow,  5 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Skylark, 1 Magpie, 3 Water Rail, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Rook, 1 Buzzard, 12 Wigeon and 4 Teal from the Southern Cut Off. (S Taylor)

Lizard: Adult Whooper Swan still at Croft Pascoe Pool. (B Sharples)

Kynance Cove: Woodcock, 2 Kestrel and 1 Wheatear. (B Sharples)

Sancreed: 53 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, ad Med Gull, 6 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Redwing, 25 Song Thrush, 50 Blackbird, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 2000 Starling, 1 Jay. (D Flumm)

Tresemple Pool, Tresillian: 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 8 Moorhen, 4 Greenshank, 3 Snipe, 50 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 7 Mallard, 12 Teal, 4 Herring Gull, 11 Black-headed Gull, 1 Dunlin, 4 Little Grebe and 3 Call Duck. (G Adams)

Lizard: Olive-backed Pipit at Little Treleaver, also Firecrest and 2+ Black Redstarts. (J Foster)

Coverack: Black Redstart on the beach. (J Foster)

Carrick Roads: 5 Brent Geese at Penarrow Point (4 adults, 1 1st win.) also 2 Firecrests. (S Perfect)

Lamorna: Black Redstart and Dolphins in the bay. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Also Whinchat on the rocks at 14:00.

Kenidjack: Merlin and 2 possible Olive-backed Pipits reported. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Plain an Gwarry: 2 Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Boswednack: 11 Redwings. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler north of the church by the dried up pool and 11 Lapland Buntings on the path to Roskestal Farm.

Porthgwarra: Richard’s Pipit and Snow Bunting still on the moor and 5 Woodlarks at Gwennap Head.

Maer Lake, Bude: 4 Pink-footed Geese at 11:55.

St Just: Black Redstart by the Bolitho Club at 11:30.

Towednack: 2 Black Redstarts at the Old Vicarage.

Saturday 27 October 2012

Late News 26/10 Land’s End: Woodcock on the cycle track. (C Moore)

Late News 26/10 Croft Pascoe: Ad Whooper Swan still present.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 1 Canada x Greylag hybrid, 12  Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 21 Teal, m & f Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 2+ Water Rail, 19 Moorhen, 1 Dunlin, 1 Swallow, 7 Meadow Pipit and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker) Possible Lesser Canada Goose reported and a Water Pipit.

Canada x Greylag hybrid.

Marazion: 37 Carrion Crows on the beach and 7 Dark-bellied Brent Geese (including 1 juv) off Red River. (D Parker, J Chapple, K Jones & L Williams)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbill also 16 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 8 Little Egret, 19 Dunlin, 60+ Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher, 40 Redshank. Also good numbers of Widgeon, Teal, Curlew, Heron and Canada Geese.  (R Farnes, J St Ledger, J Chapple, K Jones & L Williams)

Porthgwarra: Adult Dark-bellied Brent Goose (south along cliffs), 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 12 Golden Plover, Jack Snipe (flushed near Half-way wall), 2 Curlew, 1 Green Woodpecker, 35 Skylark, 3 Richard’s Pipit (moor beyond Half-way wall), 40 Meadow Pipit, 1 Water Pipit (cliffs), 6 Alba Wagtail, 2 Black Redstart incl. adult male, 4 Stonechat, 20 Blackbird, 10 Fieldfare, 8 Song Thrush, 4 Redwing, 2 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest (Cove beach), 300 Chaffinch, 3 Brambling, 1 Serin (flew down valley towards Doctor’s garden), 10 Siskin, 25 Linnet, 1 Redpoll (flew east from car park), 1 Lapland Bunting (Lookout) and 3 Reed Bunting (Pool). (D Flumm & P St Pierre) 8 Short-eared Owls. (L Thompson) Yellow-browed Warbler in pines on north side of Dolphin House and 4 Lapland Buntings between Porthgwarra and St Levan.

Spoonbill at Hayle, photos 1-4 Rod Farnes, 5 & 6 John St Ledger.

Rame Peninsula: Red-throated Pipit calling and in flight only, around stubble fields along Military Road,  associating with a mixed flock of Skylark and Meadow Pipits. Lapland Bunting showing well intermittently in stubble fields along Military Road, 1 Ring Ouzel on coastal path below Penlee NR, 1 Woodcock flushed from pony field below Penlee NR, 1 Swallow south, 1 House Martin  south and 5 Blackcap (3m & 2fm). (G Lewis)

St Ives Island: 4 Snow Buntings, 1 Great Northern Diver east, 4 Common Scoter west and 5 Bottle-nosed Dolphins offshore between 10:00 & 12:00. (D Eva)

Sancreed: 1 Red Kite at 13:28hrs, 23 Golden Plover, 40 Lapwing, 10 Skylark, 2 Mistle Thrush,  Siskin, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Kynance: 2 Swallow, approx 6 Ring Ouzel and 4 Chough. (S Ogden)

Lizard: Male Hen Harrier over A 3083 near turn off for Windmill Farm. (S Ogden)

Camel Estuary, Town Bar: 1 adult male Common Scoter, 12 Brent Geese (hrota) and 70+ Wigeon. (C Selway)

Par Beach Pool: Little Stint. (S Cole per N Climpson)

Crowdy Reservoir: Ringtail Hen Harrier hunted briefly over the marsh at 15.40. 4 Pochard, 1 Tufted Duck, 7 Wigeon, 36 Mallard, 26 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Curlew, 1 G C Grebe. Around 1,000 gulls to reservoir dusk roost including 187+ Black headed Gulls. Several 1,000’s Starlings now coming to roost.(B Craven)

Stithians Reservoir: 58 Teal, 24 Wigeon, 1 Pochard, 1 Heron, 6 Coot, 6 Mallard, 5 Woodpigeon, 10 Chaffinch, 4 House Sparrow, 12 Goldfinch, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Buzzard, 1 Reed Bunting, 7 Magpie, 1 Robin, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Carrion Crow, 5 Herring Gull, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 2 Water Rail, 6 Rook, 8 Snipe and 1 Raven from the Southern Cut Off. Also Tawny Owl at 07:15. (S Taylor)

Gorran Haven:Crossbill over late afternoon. (D Payne)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Shelduck. (C Moore) Also Black Redstart. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Land’s End: Snow Bunting over and a Ring Ouzel on Treeve Common. Also male Black Redstart, 1 Swallow and 25 Redwing. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Trewey Moor: 1 Ringtail Hen Harrier. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler in willows below the wood yard, also 5 Black Redstart, 2 Ring Ouzel and 5 Chough.

Gannel Estuary: 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese still.

Hallworthy: Ringtail Hen Harrier opposite Wilsey Down plantation at 11:45.

Porthcurno: 1 Ring Ouzel.

Penberth: 3 Ring Ouzels.

Friday 26 October 2012

Late News 25/10 Sancreed: Black Redstart around the estate. (D Flumm)

Update 25/10 Towan Beach: Details of the three colour-ringed Mediterranean Gulls seen yesterday have now been received:


View Towan beach Mediterranean Gulls in a larger map
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 10  Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 7 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 5+ Water Rail, 7 Moorhen, 6 Meadow Pipit and 4+ Cetti’s Warbler. Also Stoat seen killing a rabbit and dragging it off into the undergrowth. (D Parker)

Sancreed: 2 Golden Plover, 25 Fieldfare and 30 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Chyandour Coombe, Penzance: 1 Firecrest and 1 Jay and offshore adult Med Gull, 4 Common Gull and 2 distant Brent Geese. (D Flumm)

Bearah Tor: A party of 8 Ring Ouzel, 8 Redwing, 4 Jays, a Raven and a Buzzard. (N Climpson)

Kenidjack: 2 Swallows around the sewerage works. (B Dodd)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Pintail, 4 Shoveler (dive-feeding), 60+ Wigeon, 50+ Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 4 Sparrowhawk, 2 Water Rail, 2 Jay, 8 Lapwing, 32 Curlew, 20 Common Snipe, 16 Mistle Thush, 3 Fieldfare, 40+ Redwing and 20+ Song Thrush. (C Selway)

Kynance Cove: 8 Ring Ouzel, Merlin, 2 Black Redstart and 2 Chough this morning. (M Grantham)

Tresillian River: Spotted Redshank on Tresemple Pool. Also 9 Snipe, 8 Greenshank and 7 Teal. (A Nicholson)

Trencrom: 15+ Blackbird, 5 Song Thrush, 3 Redwing, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. Also a male Adder trying to warm up on the rocks. (R Menari)Land’s End: 2 Ring Ouzels at Trinity Loop flew towards Trinity Cottages, c25 Fieldfare, 1 Snipe and 3 Skylark over. (R Menari) Also a Short-eared Owl along the cycle path and a Ring Ouzel and Black Redstart to the south of the car park.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbills still. (R Menari)

St Anthony’s Head: 1 Merlin, 3 fieldfares and 15 lapwings. (L Sampson)

Porthgwarra: 2 Richard’s Pipits and a Short-eared Owl still. Also Yellow-browed Warbler. (B Field)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 4 Whimbrel and 8 Turnstone on the rocks. (J St Ledger)

Sennen Cove: Black Redstart again today. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrests and a Black Redstart.

Botallack: Black Redstart on the cliffs.

Towan Beach, Portscatho: 55+ Med Gulls, inlcuding colour-ringed birds from France, Germany and Hungary. Also 2 Brent Geese past north, looking to be Dark-bellied. (M Grantham)

Thursday 25 October 2012

Late News 24/10 Rame Head: 4 Ring Ouzel, 2+ Brambling, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Swallow and 3 reported Black Redstart, also many Thrushes & Chaffinches moving. (D Allen)

Late News 24/10 Camel Estuary: Common Scoter, near the Iron Bridge, Little Petherick Creek. (G Love)

Late News 24/10 Dodman Point: Short eared Owl, Ring Ousel, Black Redstart and Swallow. (D Payne)

Late News 24/10 Par: Redwing 3 miles out from Par, on a friends boat. (P Barlow)

Late News 24/10 Porthcurno: Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest and Pied Flycatcher.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 11  Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 12 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 3+ Water Rail, 24 Moorhen, 2 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk 1 with a Blackbird as prey), 6 Snipe, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit, 8 Meadow Pipit and 4 Cetti’s Warbler (D Parker & D Flumm)

Chyandour Coombe, Penzance: 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Redwing, 8 Long-tailed Tit and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 550 Wigeon, 6 Med Gulls, 3 Spoonbill, 15 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egrets plus flocks of Teal, Redshank and all other birds flushed by RNAS Culdrose helicopter 10:33. (D Flumm & M Curtis)

Tresemple Pool Tresillian: 65 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 8 Greenshank, 3 Snipe and 1 Common Sandpiper at 15:00. (M Jones)

Land’s End: 2 Chough south of the centre. (T Bunce) Also 1 Ring Ouzel, 4 Black Redstarts, Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Short-eared Owl. (C Moore)

Sennen: Richard’s Pipit in field by Trinity Cottages (C Moore et al.) 6 Lapland Buntings over north at 11:50. (B Hibbett)

Men-Aver beach: Five Med Gulls in the afternoon. Also at least three Firecrest and a Blackcap. (M Grantham)

Towan Beach, Portscatho: 55+ Med Gulls, inlcuding colour-ringed birds from France, Germany and Hungary. Also 2 Brent Geese past north, looking to be Dark-bellied. (M Grantham)

Croft Pascoe Pool: Adult Whooper Swan. (M Grantham & P Smale)

Portwrinkle: Ring Ouzel, Wheatear and Chiffchaff at cSX353539. (B Taggart)

College Reservoir: c20 Stock Dove, c30 Wigeon, c20 Black-headed Gull, c20 Herring Gull, c20 Tufted Duck, c25 Coot, c10 Grey Heron, 2 Gadwall (f+m) and 1 Kingfisher fishing. (L Sampson)

Treworder: 8 Redwing in the morning. (P Spong)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 37 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 4 Redshank and 13 Med Gull (3 ad, 2 2w & 8 1w) this evening. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 female Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Greenfinch, 12 Goldfinch, 7 Chaffinch, 3 House Sparrow, 1 Robin, 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 male Pochard from the Cut off hide. (J St Ledger)

Lizard: 5 Med Gulls (2+ ad, 1st w and 2nd w) Church Cove in the afternoon. (P Smale)

Crugmeer: 100+ Skylark, 2 Lapland Bunting, 11 Corn Bunting (photo) 2 Brambling, 5 Golden Plover, 1 Bar-Tailed Godwit, 1 Ringed Plover. (C Selway)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 3rd cal year Hen Harrier, 3 Merlin and 400+ Meadow Pipit in the evening. (C Selway)

Sennen Cove: Black Redstart in the lifeboat house. Dark-bellied Brent Goose offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle: 10 Common Crossbill at Ventonleague, then flew east. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penlee Point, Rame Head: Red-throated Pipit over west at 11:15.

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler in willows below the wood yard also 1 Firecrest.

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest.

Sennen Cove: 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (near ad & 2w) on Cowloe this afternoon.

Porthgwarra: 2 Richard’s Pipits and 2 Short-eared Owls on the moor and Yellow-browed Warbler in Middle Copse.

Kynance Cove: Male Ring Ouzel.