Sunday 04 November 2012

Late News 28/10 Hayle-Helston: Red Kite between Hayle and Helston, approx 13:15. (S Foster)

Late News 29/10 Kenidjack Valley: 2 Chiffchaff between 13:00 & 14:00. (S Foster)

Late news 30/10 Fowey churchard: Firecrest 14:45 – 15:00 (still present and vocal as I got on bus at approx 15.20). (S Foster)

Late News 31/10 Nanquidno: Chiffchaff at 09:00. (S Foster)

Late News 31/10 Cape Cornwall: Black Redstart on wall just past Manor House by golf course at 10:35. (S Foster)

Late News 1/11 Pendennis Castle: Black Redstart behind shop at 13:50. Also Purple Sandpiper with 6 Turnstones while looking for Choughs from small carpark by Cafe/gift shop at end of lane from village green. (S Foster)

Late News 2/11 Mylor Churchtown, churchyard: 2 Waxwing, first picked up by call, found eating Yew berries, but spent some time perched at top of nearby trees, still present when I left at approx 14:50, Firecrest heard only 14:10. (S Foster)

Late News 03/11 Trelissick: Firecrest at King Harry Ferry at 13:50. (A McGowan)

Late News 03/11 Coverack: Richard’s Pipit flew over Little Treleaver. (J Foster)

Late News 03/11 Marazion: 2 Purple Sandpipers and a dead Great Northern Diver on the beach. (S Perfect)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 2 cygnets, 19 Mallard, 14 Teal, 1 m Gadwall, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, c5000 Starling and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Windmill Farm: Lapland Bunting over, 500 Golden Plover and 30 Lapwing. (D Wright)

Helston Sewage Works: 1 Firecrest. (D Wright)

Mylor Churchtown:  2 Waxwing, 1 Brambling, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Bullfinch, lots Redwings, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldfinches, Greenfinch, Blue Tit and Chaffinch in the churchyard 09:00-11:00. (W Chegwidden, J Rowe & S Rogers) Also Mistle Thrush and Sparrowhawk, plus drake Red-breasted Merganser at the entrance to Restronguet Creek, with 2 Little Grebes. (D Chaney)

Waxwing at Mylor churchyard, Warren Chegwidden.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 adult Med Gulls and 8 Dark-bellied Brent Geese still. (D Eva) Also Spoonbill and 2 Whooper Swans. (J Thomas & M Curtis)

Wherrytown, Penzance: c4 Grey Wagtails, spread along length of Bay and 20+ Turnstones, including 2 colour-ringed birds. (T Mills)

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: Ad Med Gull and a Little Egret. (T Mills)

Sancreed: Hawfinch east 09:55, 47 Lapwing, 40 Skylark and 40 Redwing in fields and westerly passage of 400 Chaffinch, 30 Greenfinch and 11 Linnet. (D Flumm)

St.Agnes: Female Eider at Trevaunance Cove this evening. (B Makin)

St Just: Waxwing still at Victoria Row but elusive. (B Field)

Tresemple Pool: 1 Spotted Redshank with c20 Redshank, 5 Snipe and 5 Greenshank at 12:00. (M Jones)

Par Beach: 1 Brent Goose at 14:00. (T Potterton)

Treraven Meadows: 2+ Firecrest at 16:00. (T Potterton)

Pendennis, Falmouth: 50+ Gannet, 100+ Kittiwake, 20+ auk sp all west in an hour or so 9 -10am, with 2 Ring Ouzel west across Falmouth Bay. Sandwich Tern in the Carrick Roads, 15+ Cormorant too. 2 Meadow Pipit on the point, with several flocks over, 8+ Skylark over and various flocks of unidentified small and medium sized passerines, some across Falmouth Bay. 5 Siskin over the castle. (D Chaney)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 16 Oystercatchers. (D Chaney)

Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth: 5 Turnstone plus 2 Stonechat still at the start of the footpath to Start point near the ‘Indeba’ restaurant, 20 Meadow Pipit, Kestrel and Raven nearby. (D Chaney)

Trescobeas Park, Falmouth: 6 Meadow Pipit in field N of the park also c30 Linnet and a Mistle Thrush. (D Chaney)

Gorrangoras, Penryn River: c40 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 62+ Curlew, 5 Oystercatcher, 14 Turnstone, 4 Little Egret, 1 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe and c40 Mallard at 4pm on a rising tide. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 26 Tufted Duck, 1 Snipe, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30 Herring Gull, 3 Cormorant, 4 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 9 Goldfinch, 11 Coot, 5 Mallard, 13 Teal, 2 Canada Goose, 1 Robin, 15 Chaffinch, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Magpie, 2 Water Rail, 1 Dunncok, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Moorhen, 3 Buzzard, 5 Greenfinch and 1 Coal Tit. (S Taylor)

Rosenannon Downs: American Golden Plover over and calling with 100+ European Golden Plover, 300+ Fieldfare and 1 Merlin this morning. (C Selway)

Lizard: A “few” Firecrests. (T Blunden)

Black Head: 5 Whooper Swans. (J Foster)

Coverack: 4 Black Redstarts at Treleaver Farm and 1 Black Redstart at Little Treleaver. (J Foster)

St Levan: At least 3 Lapland Buntings still in coastal fields west of St Levan towards Porthgwarra.

Nanquidno: Richard’s Pipit again at SW364284.

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest still.

Saltash: Waxwing in fruit trees by Sandacre Bay at Churchtown Farm CNR at 15:30, SX418575.

Drift Reservoir (Members only): Possible Tundra Peregrine over fields on east side 13:45-13:55.