Sunday 11th October 2015

Late news, 10/10 Porth Reservoir: 26 Canada Goose, 55 Mallard, 1 Teal, 1Tufted Duck, 10 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 6 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Grey Heron. (SJ Rowe)

Late photos, 10/10: Common Rosefinch at Cot, Yellow Wagtail at Land’s End and Ring-billed Gull at Hayle. (Mark Halliday)

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Yellow Wagtail Land's End Cornwall 101015 M Halliday Ring-billed Gull Hayle Estuary Cornwall 10102015 M Halliday

Land’s End: 1 Alpine Swift until 08:30 and again at 18:15 when probably killed by a Merlin, plus 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Peregrine, 1 Hobby, 1 Wryneck, 1 Woodlark, 1 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap and 3 Chiffchaff. (MJ Spicer, M Ahmad, M Elliott, P St Pierre et al) Also calling Siberian Chiffchaff. (L Thomson) 2 possible Pallid Swifts reported in the afternoon.

Porthgwarra: 1 Alpine Swift until 14.05 plus 1 Woodlark. (MD Wallace)

St Levan: 1 Alpine Swift from 14:50 until 17:30 at least; also 5 Stonechat, 1 Raven. (A Hartley – photos)

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Land’s End airfield: Barn Owl at 21:40. (A Hartley)

Sancreed: 1 Merlin, 5 Kestrel, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Redstart, 1 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff and 4 Goldcrest. (DS Flumm)

The Lizard: 1f Merlin along cliffs, 1 Snow Bunting along cliffs between Lizard Point & Kynance Cove, 4 Wheatear and 1Yellow-browed Warbler at Church Cove. (D Allen) Also 1 Little Bunting reported.

Marazion Marsh: 1 Snipe, 1 Peregrine and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (R Veal)

Marazion Beach: 12 Turnstone. (R Veal)

Rosevidney Farm: 2 Firecrest and 6 Goldcrest. (R Veal)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at 18:20. (MJ Spicer)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (NR Phillips) Also 1 Firecrest, 10 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and 2 Coal Tit. Passage overhead included 1 Redpoll, 5 Siskin and c15 Skylark. Also 4 Chough. (D Chown, N Grace)

Levant: 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat plus 1 Stoat. (NR Phillips)

Longrock: 1f Goldeneye and 1m Garganey on the pool. (R Veal) Also 1f Roe Deer showing winter colours. (A James – photos)

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Trevescan: Pied flycatcher, firecrest. (P St Pierre)

Nanjizal: 1 Hobby, 2 Siskin, 5 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Coal Tit. (P St Pierre)

Penberth: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest. (P St Pierre)

Treen: Whinchat and Nuthatch. (P St Pierre)

Heamoor: Yellow-browed Warbler in private garden. (P St Pierre)

Cot Valley: 1 Common Rosefinch, 1 Richard’s Pipit, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest. (P Freestone et al.)

Navax Point, Godrevy: Male Snow Bunting, female Merlin, 3 Wheatear, 5 Stonechat, 30 Linnet, 20 Meadow Pipit and 2 Peregrine this afternoon. (C Benton)

Wadebridge: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still at Clapper Marshes. (DI Julian)

Polgigga: 1 Short-eared Owl. (MD Wallace)

Liskeard: 2 Redwings. (DI Julian)

St Buryan: Yellow-browed Warbler at Trevedran House south of the B3315. (J Ryan)

Swanvale NR, Swanpool: 1Yellow browed warbler,4 Firecrest,2 Nuthatch,11 Long tailed tit and Great Spotted Woodpecker. (M Adkins)

Porth Joke: 1 Short-eared Owl late afternoon. (SJ Rowe)

Predannack Wollas area, Lizard: 1 Richard’s Pipit, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (S Votier)

Mullion Cove: 4 Firecrest. (S Votier)

Nanquidno: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler and 5 Firecrest.

Sennen: Yellow-browed Warbler at Sunny Corner, north of the school.

MJS & DKP