Saturday 29th October

Late news, 28/10, Falmouth: 2 Blackcap singing on Florence Place. (D Chaney)

Late news, 28/10, Little Treleaver: 1 Barn Owl found dead & plucked; 1 Short-eared Owl observed fleeing scene. (J Foster)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Franklin’s Gull in field W of road north of Lelant village, later on Lelant Saltings. (B Toms, P Taylor, H Mitchell) 1 imm Spoonbill, 8 Grey Plover on Lelant Saltings. 10 Skylark, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Raven, 50 Redwing and 300 Starling over. (R Veal)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Merlin. (B Toms)

Rinsey: 1 Hobby over, pair of Peregrine. (H&A James – photos)

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Gerrans Bay: 2 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine over. (J St Ledger)

Portscatho: 4 Cirl Bunting on wires. (J St Ledger – photo)

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Maer Lake: 2 Ruff. 1+ Yellow-browed Warbler nearby at Coombe. (A Roberts)

Bosporthennis Common, Zennor: 24 Teal on pond, 64 Golden Plover over. (J Hawkey)

Cape Cornwall: 2 Black Redstart. (D Balmer)

Kelynack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (D Balmer)

St Levan: 2-3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Black Redstart. (D Balmer)

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

Nanjizal: 1 Short-toed Lark still present in valley. 120 birds ringed inc. 37 Blackcap, 28 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 11 Goldcrest, 9 Yellow-browed Warbler. (K Wilson)

Polgigga: 1 Short-toed Lark . (K Wilson) Also 1 Water Pipit in fields between Bosistow and Higher Bosistow. (T Phelps)

Camel Estuary: 1 Dalmatian Pelican off Cant Hill viewed from Camel Trail at Halwyn, flew up river at 1530. (D Balmer)

Nanquidno: 2 Firecrest.

Perranuthnoe: ad Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

St John’s Lake: 1 Black Redstart.

Sancreed: 1 Snipe, 35 Skylark, 30 Meadow Pipit, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Land’s End: 1 Merlin, 1 Water Rail (heard only) at Trinity Pool, 27 Skylark, 2 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 65 Meadow Pipit, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chough, 640 Starling, 130 Chaffinch, 3 Long-tailed Tit. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Dozmary Pool: 1Pintail, 56 Golden Plover over. ( B Craven)

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