Thursday 26th October 2017

Stithians Reservoir: further to problems we’ve been having with vandalism recently a decoy chain was put up on the gate to the Stuart Hutchings Hide last weekend and probably will go up this weeked too. Please replace as found (ie so the gate appears locked) when you leave the hides. If we go for a combination lock we will try and give advance warning and circulate the code number appropriately (eg in the website members’ area).Thanks.

Late News, 25/10, Truro: 1 Dipper on river below Victoria Gardens. (D Jenkins)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 1w White-rumped Sandpiper. (M Spicer et al) First in the county since November 2013, when 3 were on the Hayle Estuary.

White-rumped Sandpiper – Mike Spicer

White-rumped Sandpiper – Tony Mills

Penryn: Firecrest and Goldcrest ringed, calling Yellow-browed Warbler, and 5 Hawfinch over at UoE campus. (J Beaumont, B Porter)

Porthleven to Loe Bar: 4 Chough, 2 Wheatear, 20 Skylark. 1 Slavonian Grebe on Loe Pool. (R Hubble)

St Ives: Wryneck on coast path at Trevalgan cliff near St Ives at 11:30. (P Sharpe)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 (1m + 1juv) Stonechat, 3+ Cetti’s Warbler heard, 2+ Little Egret, 6 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan and c15 Curlew over. Longrock Pool: 4 Little Grebe and 2 Mute Swan. (T Mills) 1 Rose-coloured Starling roosted with c12,000 Starling, also 1+ Sparrowhawk and 2+ Water Rail. (N Moran, D Balmer, P Wilson, DK Parker)

Porthgwarra: Ring Ouzel, Black Redstart, Wheatear, 2 Merlin & a few Brambling over at Porthgwarra this morning. (M Wallace) 1 Lapland Bunting flew over calling at 10:30 to SW, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Brambling (both 60ft cover), 1 Short-eared Owl (over the moor), 17 Siskin over, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 8+ Bullfinch, 4 Firecrest, 1 Wheatear. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 ad Whooper Swan in main channel but flew S/SW at 16:45 (R Veal, T Marchese) 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Spoonbill on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal) 3 1w Med Gull. (T Marchese) Ryan’s Field: 9 Lapwing, 21 Redshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Buzzard. (K Bowers) Carnsew Pool: 3 Brent Geese took off at approx 18:15 in St Ives direction. (J Evans)

Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit and Buzzard – Kevin Bowers

Rame area: 1 Firecrest, 1 Wheatear, 100+ Woodpigeon, 50 Linnet, 70 Redwing, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6+ Chiffchaff, 15+ Goldcrest. (D Allan)

Sancreed: 7 Snipe, 12 Skylark, 6 Redwing, 15 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Treverva: 150 Redwing over south mid-morning. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 14 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest flock, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 240 Herring Gull, 35 Black-headed Gull. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 10 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest in one flock, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Firecrest, 40 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 24 Tufted Duck, 3 Mute Swan, 98 Canada Goose, 35 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Red Admiral on ivy. (D Chaney)

Mullion Cove: 1 f Blackcap in private garden. (J Allely)

Truro: 1 Chiffchaff in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Bude: 7 Long-tailed Tit and 5 Stonechat. (H Wilkins)

Maenporth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 9 Firecrest. Also Great Northern Diver offshore. (T Phelps)

Trevilley: 1 Firecrest. (C Moore)

Nanjizal: 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Firecrest. (C Moore) 98 birds ringed inc. 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 18 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest, 11 Firecrest, 9 Blackcap, 23 Siskin, and1 blythi Lesser Whitethroat. Other birds seen included parties of 4 & 6 Hawfinch, a Pipit sp heading towards Land’s End, call recalled Blyth’s Pipit, 1 Radde’s Warbler. (K Wilson)

Dozmary Pool: Ring-necked Duck again. (S McMahon, T Marchese) Also 1 Hen Harrier. (S McMahon)

Kenidjack: female Common Redstart still showing in copse by green shed, smattering of Firecrest and Goldcrest, female Bullfinch plus a dozen Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush. (T Marchese)

Land’s End: Great White Egret flew from Swingates at 09:30 then dropped in again at 09:45 but could not be relocated. Also 3+ Yellow-browed Warbler, c6 Brambling, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 9 Firecrest, 8 Goldcrest, 1 male Black Redstart, 80+ Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chough, 12 Golden Plover and 5 Snipe. (DK Parker – photos)

Firecrest

Yellow-browed Warbler

Yellow-browed Warbler

Cape Cornwall: 1 (possibly 2) Ortolan Bunting flew over calling. (N Moran, D Balmer, P Wilson)

Nanquidno: Great White Egret flew over at c09:00. (N Moran, D Balmer, P Wilson)

Lizard: 4 Hawfinch. (M Pass)

Par Sands: 1 Firecrest. (M Moseley)

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