Sunday 12th October 2014

Late news, 11/10, Trelissick: 1 Osprey, Roundwood Quay. (I Brown)

Late news, 10/10 + 11/10, Widemouth Bay: 1 Tawny Owl. (S Edwards)

St Ives: 4 Mediterranean Gull, Porthmeor beach. (P&H Taylor)

Lelant: 1 Firecrest, Green Lane.  (P&H Taylor)

Lamellion: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in private garden. (G Berti)

Colliford Lake: 41 Canada Goose, 21 Cormorant, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Little Grebe, 66 Mallard, 35 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 3 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 1 Coot, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 5 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 7 Raven, 67 Carrion Crow, 40 Jackdaw, 18 Magpie, 84 Starling, 2 Skylark, 3 Blackbird, 27 Pied Wagtail, 130 Meadow Pipit, 9 Robin, 2 Wren, 5 Dunnock, 3 Reed Bunting, 29 Chaffinch, 23 Goldfinch, 48 Linnet, 5 Greenfinch, 2 Great Tit and 4 Rabbit. (WeBS count, D Conway)

Sancreed: 1 Merlin, 2 Snipe, 35 Skylark, 200 Meadow Pipit, 43 Swallow and 1 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 27 Mallard, 22 Teal, 1 Garganey (Longrock Pool), 6 Little Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 Water Rail, 44 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 12+ Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 50+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtail, 4 Stonechat and 5 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker) Also 1 Bittern west end of ‘Sanctuary Area’. (P Walsh)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Lelant Water: 20 Mediterranean Gull, 17 Little Egret, 5 Greenshank, 1 Turnstone, 4 Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Rock Pipit. Ryan’s Field: 21 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Little Egret, 6 Greenshank, 8 Redshank, 1 Knot, 5 Dunlin, 7 Bar-tailed & 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 46 Curlew, 6 Oystercatcher, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Jay. (D Flumm)

JStLedger_MedGull_121014 Med Gull, Dave Flumm
JStLedger_Greenshank_121014  Greenshank, Dave Flumm
 JStLedger_Curlew_121014Curlew + Med Gull, Dave Flumm  JStLedger_Curlew2_121014Curlew, Dave Flumm

Newquay, Porth Joke: 2 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 2 Sparrowhawk. (D Mays)

Drift Reservoir (members only):  70 Swallow, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret. (D Flumm) Drift village: 15+ Swallow. (B Field)

St Erth: 20 Redwing. (G Spicer)

Porthgwarra: 1 Eastern Subalpine Warbler, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Swallow, 1 Redwing, 3 Wheatear, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel and 1 Woodlark. (MJ Spicer, B Field, S Turner, A Hartley)

BField_ESubalpineWarbler1_121014Eastern Subalpine Warbler, Brian Field  BField_ESubalpineWarbler2_121014Eastern Subalpine Warbler, Brian Field  

An interesting discussion on the Eastern Subalpine Warbler has started, see http://birdingfrontiers.com/2014/10/12/moltonis-warbler-is-there-one-right-now/

video: John Chapple
Penryn River: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 41 Redshank, 48 Curlew, 2 Turnstone, 3 Oystercatcher, 11 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail (in reeds at Gorrangorras), 2 Grey Heron. Also 1 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

Lands End Airport – Kelynack: 50+ Swallow and House Martin.  (P&H Taylor)

St Just: c10 Swallow over.  (P&H Taylor)

St Buryan: 4 Swallow.  (P&H Taylor) 2 Raven over A30. (A Hartley)

Penberth: 1 Firecrest and 10 House Martin. (B Field)

St Levan: 200+ Skylark over. (S Turner)

Longrock: 1 Rose-coloured Starling, Morrison’s carpark. (S Turner)

Prussia Cove: 85+ Swallow, 12+ House Martin, 400+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear and 4 Clouded Yellow butterflies. (S Turner)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c20 Skylark, c50 Swallow and 1 Reed Bunting. (P Fraser)

Tregonce: 8 Swallow. (S Lilley)

Trevose: 1 Wheatear. (S Lilley)

Mount Edgcumbe: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Jay. Mt Edgcumbe to Plym Sound: 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 juv Shag. (C Ellis)

The Lizard, around lighthouse: 1 Yellow Wagtail, c. 80 Pied / White Wagtail. Lighthouse to Housel Bay: 1 Little Bunting. (I MacLean)

Red Moor: 2 Green Sandpiper. (P McVey)

Buttermilk Hill: 4 Common Buzzard, 4 Raven, 70+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Dartford Warbler, 61 Golden Plover, 2 Wheatear. (V Stratton)

Treveal Valley: 3 Jay, 80+ Meadow Pipit,  75 Linnet, 40+ Goldfinch, flock of 60 Chaffinch and 5 Blackcap. (V Stratton)

Sennen: 1 Tree Pipit over. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Lands End: 1 Lapland Bunting over. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Roskestal: Hooded Crow again today. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Levan Churchtown: 2 Lapland Bunting. (D Hall)

Porthcurno: 15+ Swallow. (D Hall)

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Boswednack: 4 Swallow and 1 Goldcrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Falmouth: 1 probable Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest in private garden. (D Chaney)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Merlin. (D Hall)

Men-an-Tol: 1 Barn Owl and 1 f Merlin. (I Webster)

Bude, Crooklets Beach: 1 ad Mediterranean Gull. (S Edwards)

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