Thursday 31st October 2013

Porthgwarra: 1 1w Hermit Thrush and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Long Rock: 1 juv White-rumped Sandpiper on the beach and 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still at Morrison’s car park.

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest.

Kendjack: 1 probable Dusky Warbler at 09:45 but not subsequently. (per M Ahmad) Also 3 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Teal, 43 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 5 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 4 Snipe, 3 Stonechat, c50 Meadow Pipit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Penberth:
 1 Firecrest and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (D Parker) Also 17 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Pomarine Skua past Penberth Cove.

Porthcurno: 4 Chiffchaff, 1 m Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, flocks of 12 & 8 Long-tailed Tit and 200 Wood Pigeon. (D Parker)

St Levan:
 1 Richard’s Pipit flew towards Porthgwarra and 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher in the “Bonelli’s Warbler copse”. (M Wallace) Also 2+ Firecrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 m Blackcap, 2 Stonechat and c50 Skylark. (D Parker)

Boskenna Cross: 3 Snipe. (D Parker)

Polgigga: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler near the duck Pond. (M Wallace)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7 Barnacle Geese. (L Proctor. Photos R Farnes (1&2) and M Greenhalgh (3))

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 Nanquidno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest.

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 fem Bullfinch, 2 Chiffchaff and16 Redwing South. (A Benn)

Mylor Churchtown: 1 Black Redstart, 10 Turnstone, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Redshank and 1 Grey Seal. In the churchyard, 1 Mistle Thrush, 30 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush. ( J St Ledger – photo) Also 1 Hummingbrid Hawk Moth in Falmouth garden.
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Carvannel Downs: Two Black Redstarts on broken cliff face near Samphire Island. ( M & T Haskell)
Camel Estuary: 1 Little Stint and 2 Curlew Sandpiper.
MJS

Wednesday 30th October 2013

Late news 29/10 Saltash: 1 Great White Egret at Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve at Sandacre Bay.

Porthgwarra: 1 1w Hermit Thrush still by car park plus 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (photo – J St Ledger)

Hermit Thrush at Porthgwarra 30th October 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute Swan, 12 Teal, 41 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 2  Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 7 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 5 Snipe, 12 Magpie, 1  Stonechat, c30 Meadow Pipit and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Long Rock Beach: 1 juv White-rumped Sandpiper, 1 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin, 50 Turnstone and 20 Ringed Plover. (MJ Spicer, DK Parker, C Barnard, R Farnes – photo 1, J St Ledger – photo 2)

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Eastern Green, Penzance: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling on wires north of KFC, plus 1 Peregrine over. (MJ Spicer)

Nanquidno: 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff and 2 Stonechat. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 Barnacle Geese on Lelant Saltings. (M Ahmad, MJ Spicer) Also 1 Osprey still.

Illogan: 1 f Redstart in a private garden. (D Williams)

Kenidjack Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler near engine sheds. (P & H Taylor)

Basset’s Cove to Portreath: 150+ Goldfinch, 80+ Meadow Pipit, 12 Stonechat, 500+ Starling and 1 male Peregrine. (A Benn)

St Ives Island: 1 Black Redstart.

Nanquidno Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Penryn: 1 Spotted Redshank on river at 09:00

River Lynher: 3 Spoonbill at Rat/Beggars Island this afternoon. (D Julian)

Pendennis Point: 5 Kittiwake west, 1 Great Northern Diver on the sea,1 Whimbrel on east side which later flew around the point and15 Goldfinch. (D Chaney)

Swanpool Point -1 probable Red-necked Grebe distantly on the sea,1 Whimbrel (probably same as Penndennis) and 4 Med Gull on the rocks. (D Chaney)

Cremyll: 1 1w Little Gull.

Camel Estuary Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 20 Blackbird, c500  Black-headed Gull, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Blue Tit, 6 Buzzard, 25 Canada Goose, c250 Carrion Crow, 10 Chaffinch, 1 Common Sandpiper, 30 Cormorant, c150 Curlew, 60 Dunlin, 4 Dunnock, c350 Golden Plover, 10 Goldfinch, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Greenfinch, 3 Greenshank, 12 Grey Heron, 12 Grey Plover, 2 Grey Wagtail, c150 Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 30 Jackdaw, 1 Kingfisher,  c250 Lapwing, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Little Stint, 4 Magpie, 30 Mallard, 4 Meadow Pipit, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Mute Swan, c250 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Pied Wagtail, 3 Raven, 14 Red-legged Partridge, c250 Redshank, 30 Ringed Plover, 3 Robin, c150 Rook, 4 Shelduck, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Spotted Redshank, 50 Starling, 20 Wigeon, 20 Wood Pigeon and 2 Wren. (The “Martin Cutland” wildlife walk, C Travis)

MJS

Tuesday 29th October 2013

Porthgwarra: 1 1w Hermit Thrush near car park. Please park sensibly and avoid blocking access. Note car park is very muddy. (K Arber & P Callaway)

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Hermit Thrush photos by Brian Field.

Video by John Chapple.

Gurnard’s Head: c200 Kittiwakes per minute passing from 10:00 to 11:30 plus 1 Wheatear. (R Phillips)

Newlyn: 5 Common Scoter. (C Ellis)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Med Gull. (C Ellis)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 22 Canada Geese over west, 4 Teal, 33 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 1  Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 8 Moorhen, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Stonechat, c20 Meadow Pipit, c500 Starling over east and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, C Ellis) Also 1 juv White-rumped Sandpiper on the beach.

Penzance: 30+ Turnstone. (C Ellis)

Helston Boat Lake: 1 Whooper Swan and 10+ Shoveler (C Ellis)

Tresemple Pool: 1 m Mandarin, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 10 Greenshank, 34 Redshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Snipe, 5 Little Grebe, 21 Teal and 1 Little Egret plus 14 Shelduck, 35+ Curlew and 1 Little Egret. (D Jenkins, J St Ledger)

Truro, Malpas: 1 Kingfisher, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Dunlin, 41 Redshank, 50+ Curlew and 30+ Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger)

Caerthillian: 1 Lapland Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Blackcap. (D Eva)

Zennor: 5 Whooper Swan on Trewey Downs. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pendeen: 65 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 5 Pomarine Skua, 6 Arctic Skua, 26 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Tern and 1 Great Northern Diver past by 09:20.

Penberth: 14 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty shearwater, 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Arctic Skua past.

St Ives Island: 1 Long-tailed Skua and 2 Pomarine Skua past.

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Davidstow Airfield:  1 ad Whooper Swan still. (PJ Smale)

MJS

 

Monday 28th October 2013

Late news 27/10 Rosudgeon: 1m Blackcap and 1 Coal Tit. (E James)

Carbis Bay: 102 Great Skua,1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Manx Shearwater,1 Arctic Tern,  3 Great Northern Diver and 100s of Gannet between 08:30 and 11:00. (I Webster)

St Ives Island: 120+ Bonxie, 5 Pomarine Skua, 3 Arctic Skuas, 50+ Balearic Shearwater, 8 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Grey Phalarope, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 1 1w Little Gull and 1 juv Arctic Tern between 10:30 and 12:00. (JH & K Dalziel) Also 2 Storm Petrel reported.

Godrevey Point: 30 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skua and 3 Balearic Shearwater past in 40 minutes plus 1 Wheatear on the beach. (A Benn)

Gurnard’s Head: 30 Bonxies, 3 Fulmar, 1 ad Med Gull. Also thousands of auks, (mostly Razorbills) Gannets and many Kittiwakes going past. (R Philips)

Pendeen: 180 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Grey Phalarope, 1 Long-tailed Skua, 5 Pomarine Skua, 280 Bonxie, 30 Arctic Skua, 1 Little Gull, 5 Arctic Tern, 1 Black Guillemot, 3 Purple Sandpiper and Black Redstart past by early afternoon.

Cape Cornwall: 59 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 17 Arctic Skua and 182 Bonxie pastbetween 07:20 and 11:20 (N Wheatley)

Penberth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler near turning circle. (P & H Taylor) Also 3 Leach’s Petrel and 5 Balearic Shearwater past Penberth Cove by 10:00.

Towan Head: 1 Leach’s Petrel west late afternoon. (P McVey)

Porth Nanven: 1 Black Redstart on the beach. (P & H Taylor)

Long Rock: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still at Morrisons car park and 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver still on Long Rock Pool. (DK Parker, L Proctor)

Tresemple Pool: 1 m Mandarin plus many Redshank. (R Farnes – photos)

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Pennance Point: 1 1w male Snow Bunting still on edge of rocky shore.  Also 3 Balearic Shearwater and 2 shearwater sp. and 7+ Kittiwakes west.  1 Stonechat and 2 Goldcrests also at the point. (S Perfect)

Pendennis Point: 6 Great Northern Diver, 10 Kittiwake, numerous Gannet and 4 Med Gull west between 9:30 – 10:30. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 50 Curlew, c10 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and 4 Oystercatcher at high tide. (D Chaney)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Little Gull (juv & ad) on Lelant Saltings.

Falmouth: 3 Storm Petrel from RV Endeavour 1m off Falmouth.

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Whooper Swan in field by mast.

MJS

 

Sunday 27th October 2013

Late News 26/10 Falmouth: 1 Peregrine over Tregenver Road and 1 dark phase skua sp. (prob. Pomarine) west, 2 Balearic Shears west, 5 auk sp. west, 2 Kittiwake west, 2 Peregrine, 1 Curlew, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Rock Pipits, 2 ad Med Gulls and Oystercatchers at Pennance Point. (S Perfect)

Late News 26/10 Swanpool: 1 Water Rail. (S Perfect)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 5 Teal, 29 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 7 Moorhen, 4 Snipe and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker, S Williams – photos)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Arctic Tern on Carnsew Basin. (A Mckechnie – photo)

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Newlyn: Snow Bunting again at Sandy Cove and adult sum plum Great Northern Diver offshore. (L Proctor)

Falmouth: 1w male Snow Bunting on rock shore at the very southern tip of Pennance Point plus  1 Sandwich Tern, 3 Rock Pipits, 4 Turnstone, Oystercatchers and 1 ad Med Gull. (S Perfect) Also 4 Med Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 10 Turnstone and 2 Ringed Plover on Castle Beach. (J St Ledger)

Swanpool: 2 fem Pintail and 1 Great Crested Grebe. (S Perfect)

Bude Breakwater: 11 Turnstone, 3 Pied Wagtail and 2 Meadow Pipit. (RC Mudge)

Long Rock: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still at Morrison’s car park.

Coverack: 1 Snow Bunting at Paris Hotel car park this afternoon.

Penberth: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler by the turning circle. Also 1 Pomarine Skua and 1 Balearic Shearwater past.

Pendeen: 1 possible Yelkouan Shearwater past by 10:30, plus 1 Grey Phalarope, 24 Balearic Shearwater, 64 Sooty Shearwater, 19 Arctic Tern, 25 Bonxie and 19 Arctic Skua by 13:45. Also 2 Snow Bunting.

Porthcurno: Yellow-browed Warbler still in scrub south of the car park.

MJS

Saturday 26th October 2013

Late News 22/10 Bass Point: 2 Fulmars, 2 Great Skuas and 2 Balearic Sheawaters. (D Collins)

Late News 22/10 Mullion: An Osprey flew south. (D Collins)

Davidstow Airfield: 10 Ringed Plover, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, 82 Lapwing and 2 Meadow Pipit. (RC Mudge, B Craven)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey, 2 Ruff, 2 Whooper Swan, 12 Med Gull, 1 Little Grebe, 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 23 Lapwing, 30+ Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 1 Sandwich Tern, 40+ Curlew, 1 Greenshank. Also good number of Wigeon and Teal. 1 juv Arctic Tern over Carnsew Basin. (J St Ledger – photos, C Hutchings)

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Penzance: c100 Turnstone at Battery Rocks this afternoon. (R Phillips)

Prussia Cove: 1 Golden Oriole heard this morning. (L Proctor)

Blackpool Clay Works:  2 Ring Ouzel, 1 f Merlin, 21 Canada Geese, 17 Tufted Duck and 6 Dabchick. (S Cole)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 4 Teal, 17 Mallard, 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Moorhen, 6 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

The Lizard: 1 juv White-billed Diver past Bass Point.

Long Rock: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still at Morrison’s car park.

Carbis Bay: 1 Black Redstart.

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Wabler.

Porthgwarra: 4 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Bonxie, 1 Arctic Skua and 1 Great Northern Diver past this afternoon.

Camel Estuary: 2 ad Whooper Swan at Old Town Cove.

Penberth: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest near turning circle.

St Levan: 1 Lapland Bunting still in stubble field near car park.

St Austell: 1 Firecrest at Spit Beach.

Porthcurno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler south of car park.

MJS

Friday 25th October 2013

Late news 24/10 Tresemple Pool: 1 drake Mandarin and 1 Gadwall. (A Nicholson)

Church Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by the car park. (A Pay)

Tresemple Pool: 1 drake Mandarin still, plus 9 Canada Geese, 23 Teal, 67 Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 14 Moorhen, 4 Snipe, 3 Redshank. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Porthgwarra: 1 Baleraric Shearwater, 2 Bonxie and 1 Arctic Skua. (C Moore, M Elliott)

Porthcurno: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (C Moore, M Elliott)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute Swan, 7 Teal, 28 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, 2 Snipe, 2 Redshank and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Penzance: 1m Eider offshore from sewage works. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey still.

Jupiter Point: 1 Black-necked Grebe.

Long Rock: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still.

Cot Valley: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler still at the bottom end.

Porth Joke: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

MJS