Monday 24th October

Late news, 20/10, Marazion: 1 Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 21/10, Land’s End: 1 Serin south, 1 Willow Warbler, 2-3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Brambling, 28 Siskin south, 80 Chaffinch, 30 Skylark, 120 Golden Plover, 1 Fieldfare, 8 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 House Martin. (P St Pierre)

Late News, 22/10, Trevose Head: 4 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Little Egret, 3 Golden Plover, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Pomarine Skua (adult pale phase), 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Jay, 1 Short-toed Lark (flew north calling overhead at 8:04am), 82 Skylark, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackbird, 1 Fieldfare, 9 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 134 Starling, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 57 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting, 381 Chaffinch, 6 Siskin, 7 Goldfinch. (B Bosisto)

Late News, 23/10, Trevose Head: 8 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackbird, 6 Fieldfare, 21 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 15 Meadow Pipit, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Corn Bunting, 9 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 68 Goldfinch. (B Bosisto)

Late News, 23/10, Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Barnacle Goose amongst the flock of Canada Geese, 6 Shoveler, 9 Pintail, 164 Teal, 1 Water Rail, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull and 2 Mistle Thrush. (B Bosisto)

Late News, 23/10, Camel Estuary: 400 Golden Plover, 36 Mediterranean Gull (2x 1st Winter, 9x 2nd Winter and 25 Adult), 24 Red-legged Partridge. (B Bosisto)

Late news, 23/10, Godrevy Point: 1 Sabine’s Gull west, 4 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine. (M Buckley)

Late news, 23/10, Tregellast Barton, St Keverne: 6 Swallow. (P Harris)

Late news, 23/10, Land’s End: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 450 Redwing, 40 Fieldfare, 5 Snipe, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff. (P St Pierre)

Porthcurnick Beach, Portscatho: 1 Pallas’s Warbler in bushes behind beach cafe. (A. Roberts)

Porthgwarra: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Ring Ouzel. (M Wallace) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in garden of Rosevale, 1 Pallas’s Warbler initially in garden of Rosevale then below Coastguard Cottages, 1 Tawny Owl, 3 Chough. (D Rimes, T Austin)

St Levan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Black Redstart, 4 Lapland Bunting N of church. (M Wallace)

Mawnan Smith: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 25 Skylark, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff and 12 Goldcrest. (B Porter)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 1w Spoonbill, 1 Grey Plover, 7 Lapwing, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank and 2 Mediterranean Gull on Lelant Saltings. 23 Golden Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 104 Lapwing, 19 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Dunlin and 1 Kingfisher on Ryan’s Field. (MJ Spicer)

Porthcurno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Balmer)

Kenidjack: 1 Lesser Whitethroat (in donkey paddocks opp last house), 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (in sycamores by sewage works), 3 Chough, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail and 1 Kestrel. (T Mills) Also 1 Ring Ouzel and 1 Firecrest. (J Sullivan)

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Lesser Whitethroat

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photos by Tony Mills

Kingsmill Lake: 85 Dunlin, 35 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Lapwing, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Snipe, and 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (M Beer)

Treen Common: 1 male Merlin, 8 Golden Plover. (P St Pierre)

Chykembro Common: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (P St Pierre)

Gurnard’s Head: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 32 Golden Plover. (P St Pierre)

Releath: 1 Peregrine, c.30 Golden Plover. (J Chapman)

Cot Valley: 1 Short-eared Owl by coast path. Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler & 1 Firecrest (D Balmer).

Pendeen: 1 Cattle Egret in field between Manor Farm & Lighthouse Road, 2 Chough, 2 Raven, 2 Redwing. (A Hartley) Dartford Warbler and Merlin. (per D Unsworth) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Calartha Farm. (L Thomson)

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Cattle Egret, Adam Hartley

Sennen: 2 Short-eared Owl over coast path to Land’s End.

Wadebridge: Dalmatian Pelican still from Camel Trail 1/2 mile north of Wadebridge.

Land’s End: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler & 1 Snow Bunting (D Balmer). Also 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Redwing, 400 Starling. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Camborne: 3 Ring Ouzel flew east over Cargenwen reservoirs in morning.

Marazion Marsh: 5 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 7 Teal, 20 Mallard, 44 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 9 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, 5000 Starling. (D Parker)

Nanquidno: 1 Firecrest, 1 f/imm Merlin. (D Chown)

Kelynack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler on south side of road just west of Boswidden. (D Chown)

Polgigga/Nanjizal: 1 Barnacle Goose in field opposite Faraway Cottage with large gull flock, 2 Stonechat, 2 Chough, several dozen Skylarks overhead. (A Hartley)

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Barnacle Goose, Adam Hartley

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