Friday 31st October 2014

Late news, 29/10 + 30/10, Kilkhampton: 6-7000 Starling, pre-roost was on telegraph wires on the northern edge of Kilkhampton and roost in the woods east of the solar farm 4 miles north of the village. (D Girvan)

Sancreed: 3 Snipe, 30 Redwing, 10 Skylark, 150 Chaffinch, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Black Redstart and 1 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary:  9 dark-bellied Brent Geese still, also 2 adult Mediterranean Gull and 2 Grey Plover. (M Lammas)

Kenidjack:1 Brambling feeding in field with Chaffinches opposite sewage works; also 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Chough, 180 Stock Doves in 3 small flocks. Plus Hummingbird Hawkmoth, 1 Clouded Yellow & Painted Lady butterflies. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (heard only) above the sewerage works. (J Hawkey & P Clarke)

Gwendreath/Kennack sands: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 4 Firecrest. (S Bury)

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Yellow-browed Warbler, Steve Bury

Pendeen: 1 Merlin still on the cliffs beneath the lighthouse. (A Hartley)

Penberth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff and 17 Redwing. (A Hartley) 2 Yellow-browed Warbler by bonfire.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Green Sandpiper, Curlew, 10+ Tufted Duck, 4 Teal, also good selection of large gulls (mostly Herring). (A Hartley) Also 1 f Long-tailed Duck present.

Lizard Point: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Peregrine and 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

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Purple Sandpiper, John St Ledger

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Peregrine, John St Ledger

Kynance Cove car park: 1 Merlin. (J St Ledger)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 5 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 12 Teal, 16 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 4 Little Grebe, 32 Moorhen, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret and 3 Snipe plus c6,000 Starling at dusk. (DK Parker)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, c80 Stock Dove, c100 Wood Pigeon, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Grey Wagtail and c600 Chaffinch. (DK Parker, N Wheatley & T McGowan)

Cape Cornwall: 2 Black Redstart in garden of Ocean View. (D Balmer)

Treen: 4 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Great Skua.

Penzance: 1 Rose-coloured Starling at Morrisons. Jubilee Pool: 3 Purple Sandpiper, 20+ Turnstone, Male Eider and 1 Common Scoter in the harbour area. (B Craven & D Curtis)

Scillonian RSPB Wildlife Cruise: 1 Great Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater,14 Kittiwake, 77 Gannets, 30 Guillemot, 6 Auk ?species, 108 GBB Gulls, 5 LBB Gulls, 3 Shag between Penzance and Wolf Lighthouse. 1 Balearic Shearwater, 35 Gannets, 6 Auks, 1 Great Skua, 5 GBB Gull and 1 Minke Whale between Wolf Lighthouse and Penzance. (B Craven & D Curtis)

St Ives: 1 Short-eared Owl in off sea and 1 Black-throated Diver in St Ives Bay.

Davidstow Airfield: 1 American Golden Plover still.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Copperhouse Creek: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs again.

Wacker Quay: 1 Spoonbill again.

Porthcurno: 4 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Great Skua.

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