Wednesday 1st November 2017

Late news, 31/10, Gwithian: 5 Cattle Egret flew from mouth of Red River inland to land in fields behind Churchtown Farm. (D Lewis)

Trevose Head: 1 Barn Owl and 7 Redwing heard whilst  night time sound recording. (B Bosisto)

Sancreed: 1 Hawfinch at village green 08:00, 2 adult Whooper Swan Sellan Fm until 08:30, 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Snipe, 19 Stock Dove, 60 Fieldfare, 1 Grey Wagtail (D Flumm)

St Gothian Sands LNR: White-rumped Sandpiper still on small pool by beach at 10:00hrs at least showing well. (per P Freestone)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Ring-necked Duck, 1000+ Golden Plover, 250+ Lapwing, 6 Fieldfare, 1000+ Starling. (J St Ledger)

Kenidjack: Hawfinch, (five sightings through the day involving at least two birds), 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (strikingly pale creamy brown individual with limited dark ear coverts) 2 Firecrest, 3 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, 10 Siskin, 25 Redwing. (S & P Rogers, M Elliott, C Moore, B Craven, J Swann, P Combridge).

Helford: 1 Hoopoe, clearly heard, and brief glimpse in flight in woods while walking East towards headland. (C Knox)

Carn Gloose: 4 Great White Egret flew past. (J Lawman)

Sennen: flock of c20 Siskin south past Mayon Cliff at 11:20. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Also 
1 Firecrest, 1 Short-eared Owl along cycle track to Lands End. f Black Redstart on Mayon Cliff

St Buryan: 1+ Black Redstart still at Tower Meadows. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Crows-an-Wra: c100 Lapwing. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

St Tudy, Cedar Croft Nurseries: 13 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll in one flock flicking through picea & alder trees (S Grose)

Constantine, Falmouth: 3 Black Redstart (1 ad male) in Trebarvah Court, 2 Stonechat (J Chapman)

Constantine Bay (N Cornwall): 1 Black Redstart in private garden, Crescent Rise. (S Lilley)

Penryn Campus: 4 Firecrest, 1 Black Redstart (J Chapman)

Cot Valley: 9 Hawfinch over Cot Valley this morning: 6 southeast at 08:00 and 3 northeast at 10:40. Also Woodlark still at Boscregan Farm. (N Wheatley)

Tregoss: 40 mins early morning: 120 Redwing, 42 Fieldfare, 1 Redpoll, Siskin, 5 Brambling 16 Stock Dove, 349 Woodpigeon. (B Bosisto)

Porthgwarra: 1 Pink-footed Goose, Wheatear & 2 Black Redstart this morning. (M Wallace)

Rame: 1 Firecrest, 1 Peregrine, 8+Goldcrest, 1 Black Redstart  and 1 Mediterranean Gull. (D Allan)

Lanner Green: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in private garden, (R Hampshire)

Upton Towans: 1 Blackcap in garden for second day. (C Rumble)

Porth Reservoir: 410 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 1 Tufted Duck, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 8 Coot, 27 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Call Duck, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dipper, 1 Greenfinch, 14 Goldcrest, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, (S Grose).

Hell’s Mouth to Butney Corner: 3 Dartford Warbler. (D Lewis)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Pied Wagtail, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 8 Goldcrest, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 40+ Canada Goose, 2 Wren . (K.Bowers)

Little Grebe, Kevin Bowers

Goldcrest, Kevin Bowers

Stithians Reservoir: Many Firecrest. (S Williams)

Firecrest, Steve Williams

Firecrest, Steve Williams

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Padstow: 15 Mute Swan, 25 Canada Goose, 30 Shelduck, 25 Mallard, 34 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 1 Goldeneye, 8 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 9 Grey Heron, 19 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Merlin, 2 Moorhen, 65 Oystercatcher, 18 Ringed Plover, 12 Golden Plover, 175 Lapwing, 25 Dunlin, 50 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 52 Black-tailed Godwit, 70 Curlew, 150 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 60 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 4 Collared Dove, 3 Stock Dove, 3 Kingfisher, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 1 Black Redstart, 5 Redwing, 7 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Blue Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 7 Rook, 35 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 25 Starling, 4 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch, 3 Red Admiral. (M Scawen et al.)

Marazion Marsh: 19 Little Egret flew in together at 2 pm,   1 White-fronted Goose  (with an over sized neck collar registered V3Y and transmitter), 1 Water Rail, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher. (A James)

Little Egret, Alan James

White-fronted Goose, Alan James

Pendeen: 7 Brambling over and 1 Black Redstart in the lighthouse car park. (P Combridge, DK Parker)

Men-an-Tol: 59 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe and 1 Wheatear. (DK Parker)

Golitha Falls: 4 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10+ Coal Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit. (Cafe open all winter, with numerous birds on feeders). (J St Ledger)

Marsh Tit, John St Ledger

Nuthatch, John St Ledger

Falmouth: 1 Blackcap (male) on bird table in private garden. First one seen this winter. (J St Ledger)

St Agnes Head: 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Mickleburgh)

Nanjizal: 10 Firecrest netted.

Penzance: 3 Firecrest in Penlee Park. 

Egloshayle, Wadebridge: Common Sandpiper, Little Grebe and Teal on river by park (T Wilson)

Carland Cross: Merlin chasing passerines (T Wilson)

Callestick: 2 Firecrests still in private garden (T Wilson)

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