Thursday 18th October 2018

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still present on Treve Moor at 07:58 to mid morning at least.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 1w drake Ring-necked Ducks early morning and back again at 11:11.

Nanquidno: 3 1w drake Ring-necked Ducks on a private pool before being flushed at 09:15 by the owner. (N Wheatley)

Penlee NR: Red-breasted Flycatcher at far end, showing occasionally. (C Buckland)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Barn Owl, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 7 Coot, 3 Teal. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: Ring Ouzel by dried up pool also 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 5 Fieldfare, 2 Wheatear & Whinchat . (M Wallace) 1070 Chaffinch, 135 Skylark, 3 Brambling, 4 Siskin, 8 Fieldfare, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Grey Wag, 2 Golden Plover, 4 Song Thrush, 1000s Starling and a Merlin. In scrub 2-3 Yellow-browed Warblers, 5 Chiffchaffs, 1 Firecrest. (Oriole Birding) Turtle Dove still at Lower Roskestal Farm at 14:35. (R Treeby) 4+ Yellow-browed Warblers, and Red-breasted Flycatcher in 60 Foot Cover. (M Elliott)

Cot Valley: 4 Yellow-browed Warbler and Ring Ouzel, 4 Fieldfares, 1 Redwing, 1 Brambling and 1 Woodlark. (D Flumm, N Wheatley)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill still present. (R Treeby)

Rame: 150 ringed. 55 Blackcap, 34 chiff ( 1 tristis+ abie), 3 goldc, 3 firec, reed warbler, 2 y b warb+ringed birdo. 2 rosefinch seen., 2 Golden Plov, 3 Siskin, 7 Chiff, 3 Goldcrest. (P Aley)

Nanjizal: A total of 150 birds ringed including 55 Blackcap, 34 Chiffchaff ( 1 tristis+ abietinus), 3 Goldcrest, 3 Firecrest, Reed Warbler, 2 150 ringed. 55 Blackcap, 34 chiff ( 1 tristis+ abie), 3 goldc, 3 firec, reed warbler, 2 y b warb+ringed birdo. 2 rosefinch seen + a previously ringed bird. Also 2 Common Rosefinch seen. (K Wilson) Richard’s Pipit in fields by Faraway Cottage this afternoon.

Wednesday 17th October 2018

Late photos, 16/10, Nanquidno: 1 1w Ring-necked Duck on the pool at 15.19. (T Chinnick)

Ring-necked Duck, Tom Chinnick

Ring-necked Duck, Tom Chinnick

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still on Treeve Moor 08:03 to 17:15 at least. (G Bagnall, P Ash et al.)

Grey Catbird – Paul Ash

Penlee Point: 1 Red-Breasted Flycatcher showing this afternoon at Penlee Battery found by Yvonne & Mike Northey. (per D Allan)

Lizard Point: 1 Serin at the car park at 09:45 before flying towards the lighthouse. (Oriole Birding)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Ring-necked Duck returned this evening.

Nanquidno: 1 1w Ring-necked Duck on pool late afternoon (private site, but viewable form the footpath. (C Moore)

Lamorna: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M McKee)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Bittern at western end of Marazion Marsh. Feeding and then went into reeds. (D White)

Cot Valley: Still 3 Yellow-browed Warbler also 2 Firecrest. (P Clement)

Porthgwarra to St Levan:Yellow-browed Warbler, Wheatear, 2 Brambling and 1 Merlin. (M Wallace)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill still on Ryan’s Field. (T Lovelock)

Church Cove:Yellow-browed Warbler. (B Bosisto)

Kenidjack valley: 3 Black Redstart. (C Richards)

St Just: Yellow-browed Warbler in a private garden. (P Eele)

Carn Kenidjack: Woodlark over towards St Just. (M Roxby)

Pendeen Watch: 2 Balearic Shearwater and 3 Arctic Skua. (P Eele)

Porthcurno: Yellow-browed Warbler in bushes below the car park. (J Ryan)

Whipsiderry: 2 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Corn Bunting, 1 Chough. (S Grose)

Phillack: 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth feeding on Salvia “Hot Lips” in private garden. (J Eaton)

River Camel, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 21 Mute Swan, 150 Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 4 Shelduck, 27 Mallard, 13 Wigeon, 11 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Little Grebe, 9 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 21 Little Egret, 17 Cattle Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 95 Oystercatcher, 8 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 27 Lapwing, 4 Knot, 1 Sanderling, 21 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 50 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 31 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 65 Curlew, 200 Black-headed Gull, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 55 Herring Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 7 Blackbird, 5 Great Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 1 Jay, 7 Jackdaw, 8 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 8 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Fox, 1 Red Admiral (M Scawen et al).

Devoran: 94 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 5 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Tawny Owl, 5 Redwing, 1 Firecrest, 12 Siskin, 1 Redpoll, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Green Woodpecker. (B Bosisto)

College Reservoir: 64 Coot, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Tufted Duck, 10 Wigeon, 5 Teal. (B Bosisto) 2 Kingfisher. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (B Bosisto) 1 Kingfisher. (D Chaney)

Church Cove: 2 Firecrest, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Brambling, 4 Siskin. (B Bosisto)

Lizard/Housel: 1 Ring Ouzel, 3 Wheatear, 1 Merlin, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 60 Skylark, 160 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Poltesco: 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Redwing. (F Trewin)


Tuesday 16th October 208

Late news, 14/10, Predannack Head: possible Brown Shrike reported.

Late news, 15/10, Lizard: 6 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Richards Pipit (fly over east), Ring Ouzel, 5 Red-veined Darter. (T Blunden)

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still present and showing well on and off. (M Ahmad et al.) Vagrant Emperor dragonfly also reported.

Grey Catbird – John Chapple

Grey Catbird – Mashuq Ahmad

Grey Catbird – Steve Rogers

Grey Catbird, Linton Proctor

Grey Catbird, Linton Proctor

Grey Catbird – Linton Proctor

Grey Catbird – Linton Proctor

Grey Catbird – Linton Proctor

Grey Catbird – David Hastilow

Grey Catbird – David Hastilow

Grey Catbird, Rod Farnes

Grey Catbird, Rod Farnes

Grey Catbird, Rod Farnes

Porthgwarra: Juv Rosy Starling again at Lower Roskestel Farm. 4 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)  Yellow-browed Warbler by dried out Pool. (A Holmes) Also 1 Turtle Dove with Collared Doves at Lower Roskestel Farm. (D Chaney)

St Levan: Calling Siberian Chiffchaff and Merlin. (M Wallace)

Falmouth: Corncrake flushed on private land near Treverva midday. (D Chaney)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at sewage works, 1 Ring Ouzel near woodyard. (T McGowan) Also 3 Black Redstart reported.

Ring Ouzel – Phil Taylor

Higher Bosistow Farm: Wryneck still present but elusive, around the farm buildings and along stone walls. Also a Little Bunting briefly, flying around ticking but not located on the deck yet. (Oriole Birding)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Ring-necked Duck, flighty, left for Nanquidno Pool and then returned. (Oriole Birding – finders, C Moore, J Ryan et al)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill again. (G Williams) Also Garganey and 2 first year Yellow-legged Gull from causeway. (D Jenkins)

Penberth Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and  2 Firecrest.

Cot Valley: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Ring Ouzel

Kelynack: 2 Lapwing, 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 32 Robin, 16 Blackbird, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Nanjizal: 68 new birds including 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 16 Chiffchaff (including 1 tristis ), 29 Blackcap, 1 Redwing & 1 Songthrush. (B Bosisto)

Sheffield: Lapland Bunting in fields. (J Ryan)

Sennen Cove: Common Dolphins attracting lots of Gannets, Kittiwakes, Mediterranean Gulls, Razorbills, Guillemots and singles of Arctic Skua and Balearic Shearwater. (Oriole Birding) Juv Pomarine Skua reported off Priest’s Cove.

Nanquidno: 4 Blackcap, 3+ Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth and several Red Admiral. (T Mills)

Maer Lake, Bude: Canada Goose hybrid along with 236 Canada Geese, 29 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 1 male Sparrowhawk. (J Hope)

Canada Goose hybrid – Janet Hope

Porthilly Point: 8 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Grey Plover, 13 Ringed Plover, 3 Curlew, 51 Oystercatcher, 2 Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipit, 5 Mute Swan. (S Grose)

Men-an-Tol: Marsh Harrier over at 15:10. Also 1 Sparrowhawk going past at 15:11. (B Oakes) 2 Wheatear, 1 female Merlin and 1 ringtail Hen Harrier over downs at 1645. (A Holmes)

Croft Pascoe Woods: Wryneck on path, Merlin on post at the back of woods, Great Spotted Woodpecker. (A Holmes)

Windmill Farm: 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Merlin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Kestrel, numerous tits and finches on feeders. (A Holmes)

St Eval: 100+ Golden Plover, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Short-eared Owl from the church. (S Grose)

Zennor Hill: 50+ Raven (C Madden)

Longdowns: 1 Barn Owl after dusk. (D Chaney)

Penzance: Battery Rocks: 24 Turnstone, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)


Monday 15th October 2018

Late news, 11/10, Porthleven: Wholly unconfirmed report. “I had been watching for about twenty minutes at the feeding frenzy which was taking place in front of me and I suddenly saw quite a few gannets arrive  and were diving into the shoal of bait fish which by now was about 150 metres long and  about 80 metres from the beach. I was then quite amazed to see three frigatebirds arrive and start feeding by skimming the water. I am sure that my report will seem quite unbelievable, but I watched them for about fifteen minutes through my binoculars.  Their distinctive wing shape and forked tail first attracted my attention.  Through my binoculars I could clearly see their markings, a dark body with white head, a black bar across the chest below the wings and a white belly. The beak was straight with a hooked end.  I was exceptionally surprised to see them as I know that the nearest we could find them is the Caribbean or Florida.I watched them until the shoal of bait fish disappeared, when they and the gannets flew southward towards the Lizard.” (L Truswell)

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still present to 18:10 at least, but skulking. (finder G Mitchell) The bird was in a line of small willows at cSW352252 view only from NE side. Please stay on Treve Common, accessed along the footpath from Trevescan. All other surrounding fields are private and the landowner has politely but firmly asked birders to keep off. We will try and negotiate access tomorrow if necessary. A field has been opened for parking c40 metres on the right beyond the junction with the B3315, or use Land’s End car park the roads are too narrow and busy for safe on road parking and are mostly double yellows. Don’t be tempted to cut across the field, walk back to the junction and follow the track to the north onto Treve Moor and turn left to the bottom corner. Also be aware there are likely to be overnight road closures on the A30 beyond Penzance, expect diversions.

Grey Catbird – John Miller

Nanjizal: 1 Golden Plover, 2 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 60 Skylark, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Firecrest, 1 Penduline Tit, 3 Reed Bunting, 3 Swallow, 2 Chough. Penduline Tit heard this morning only   ( K Wilson , J Ryan , B Bosisto)

Brew: Short-toed Lark in stubbles to SW of pool, also 2 Whinchat and 10 Snipe. (M Elliott P St Pierre)

Scillonian Crossing: 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Grey Phalarope and 1 Sooty Shearwater.

Polgigga: 1 Wryneck at Higher Bosistow.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Wigeon, 3 Tufted Duck, 13 Canada Goose, 1 Water Pipit. (D Flumm)

Water Pipit – Dave Flumm

Water Pipit – Dave Flumm

Porthgwarra & St Levan: 7 Yellow-browed Warblers, 3 Firecrest, 3 Brambling, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Redwing, 32 Blackcap plus several Song Thrushes dropping in. (M Wallace)

Kenidjack: 3 Black Redstart (1 male), 6 Chough, 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 15 Siskin, 2 Redwing and 4 Goldcrest. (Oriole Birding)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 9 Crossbills over towards Cape Cornwall. (T Humpage)

Land’s End: Yellow-browed Warbler and Merlin south of the car park. (M Elliott P St Pierre)

Rame: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Black Redstart and 1 Yellow Wagtail.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field until 10:52 when it flew to the main estuary. (P Ash)

Spoonbill – Paul Ash

Spoonbill – Paul Ash

Par: 2 Firecrest  in private garden at Boscundle at 12:30. (I Stewart)

Pendeen Watch: 2 Brent Geese,  2,000+ Guillemot/Razorbill, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Red-throated Diver and 140 Common Scoter 10:00 – 12:00. (R Warren) 2 Black Redstarts and 1 Wheatear west of the lighthouse at 14:00. (T Humpage)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 ad winter Dunlin, 69 Turnstone, 2 Ringed Plover and 1 Little Egret at 12 noon. Promenade: 1 juv Sandwich Tern, 1 1w Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Heron and 3 (2 ad + 1 juv) Mute Swan. (T Mills) Lidden area: 1 Sparrowhawk over at 08:00. (T Mills)

Newquay: 1 Chough (no rings) at Towan Head at 11:30. (D Grose)

Boscastle: Grey Wagtail in a private garden. (F Edwards)

Penzance, Wherrytown: Male Eider in full summer plumage enjoying the company of Great Black-backed Gull. (R Fox)

Hawkers Cove: 3 Raven, 3 Skylark, 1 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Crugmeer: 1 Short Eared Owl at 18:00. (S Grose)

Trelow Downs: 1 Barn Owl at 18:20. (S Grose)

Kelynack: 2 Lapwing, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff and a probable Vagrant Emperor but insufficient flight only views. (D Flumm)

Porth Joke: 1 Short-eared Owl, 4 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit. (S Rowe)

Cawsand: 4 adult Mediterranean Gull in winter plumage on rocks off beach. (R Smaldon)

Illogan: Hummingbird Hawk Moth in private garden feeding on honeysuckle. (J Baker)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Short eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl, Redwings heard overhead, 2 Snipe, (S Grose)

Cubert Common: 1 Barn Owl,  Redwings heard overhead at 22.30. (S Grose)


Sunday 14th October 2018

Late news, 13/10, Downderry: 1 Little Gull, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 6 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Common Scoter moved west 08:55-10:30. Another Great Skua flew east over the village. (A Payne)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 juv White-rumped Sandpiper late afternoon, before being killed by a Sparrowhawk. (B Mellow et al) Also 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Spoonbill and 1 Garganey present.

White-rumped Sandpiper – Dave Parker

Sennen: 1 Short-toed Lark, 2 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear and 1 Merlin in stubble field. (P St Pierre, M Elliott) Female Black Redstart on the beach near the recreation centre at 14:30. (A Brampton)

Pendeen: 4 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 10 Common Scoter by 09:00. (P Taylor)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Little Egret, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Med Gull, 3 Common Gull, 7 Song Thrush, 30 Meadow Pipit. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: Osprey NE over Trevean at c10:25. (J Ryan) Yellow-browed Warbler on the north side of the Doctor’s garden plus 1 Firecrest. (M Wallace) Vagrant Emperor between Coastguard Cottages and the dried up pool. (L Thomson) Black Redstart on the Coastguard Cottages.

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler and Willow Warbler at the turning circle. (M Wallace, L Thomson)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler and Willow Warbler by the engine shed, another Yellow-browed Warbler at the bottom by the donkey paddock. (S Rogers)

St Buryan: Yellow-browed Warbler at Treverven. (J Ryan)

Pendeen Watch: 2 Black Redstart west of Pendeen Lighthouse. (J Swann) Also tristis Chiffchaff. (P Clement)

Lizard Village: Rosy Starling behind Henry’s Croft on telephone wires above field. (J Thirlaway-Price)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs again, on the north side of the main channel west of the entrance to the quay near the boat “Firefly”. (L Langley)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 9 Canada Geese, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant,10 Mallard, 9 Teal, 36 Tufted Duck, 1 Curlew, 116 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 27 Carrion Crow, 18 Jackdaw, 7 Magpie, 67 Starling, 6 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 68 Goldfinch, 132 Meadow Pipit, 37 Linnet, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Stonechat and 1 Small Copper. (DA Conway)

Caerthillian: 1 Lapland Bunting, 2 Wheatear, 4 Blackcap, 4 Siskin, 6 Bullfinch. (D Eva)

Church Cove: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (D Eva)

Lanhydrock: 2 Willow Tit, 3 Raven,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Lesser Redpoll. Also observed but not counted: Pheasant, Jay, Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Bodmin: 12 Siskin in eucalyptus tree at the back of Morrisons car park. (S Grose)

Clapper Marshes: 1 Great White Egret at 15:15 then flew onto main river, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher from rugby club. (S Grose) Yellow Wagtail flew over, towards Wadebridge. (D Julian)

Newquay, Pentire Head: 31 Swallow heading west 12:45 to 13:30. (D Grose) Towan Head: 1 Wheatear at 14:00. (D Grose) 3 Wheatear, 4 Common Gull, 5 Kittiwake. (S Grose)

Porthcothan: 1 Swallow at 13:40 and 2 at 14:10. All heading inland. (P Davies)

Feock: 6 Swallow, 1 Firecrest, 1 Green woodpecker. 1 Holly Blue. (K Dalziel)

Minions: 50+ Golden Plover. (D Hastilow)

Golden Plover – David Hastilow

Dobwalls: 1 Swallow over the garden at 15:00, heading north. (C&J Duffy)

Nanquidno: 3 Chough, 1 Kestrel. (P Taylor)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Cattle Egret this afternoon. (A Langdon) 6 Gadwall, 106 Teal, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Redshank, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Snipe, 11 Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret, 10 Red-legged Partridge. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Maer Lake: 156 Teal, 20 Snipe, 1 Grey Plover, 21 Golden Plover, 19 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 1st winter Mediterranean Gull, 1 Peregrine. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Davidstow: 2 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 18 Lapwing, 8 Wheatear. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Camel Estuary: 7 Grey Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Golden Plover, 1 Knot, 10 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 1 Common Sandpiper. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Swanpool: 2 Water Rail (h), 4 Little Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, with 20 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew on rocks off Swanpool Beach. (D Chaney, P Petts)

Penryn River: c30 Redshank, c20 Curlew, 3 Greenshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, Gorrangorras to Penryn. (D Chaney, P Petts)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Greenshank, 5 Lapwing, 10 Curlew, 5 Snipe, 3 Little Egret, 19 Cormorant, 56 Little Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Wheatear. (D Chaney, P Petts)

Penryn: 80+ Pied Wagtail to roost at Asda. (D Chaney, Petts)

Prussia Cove: 5 Firecrest. (T Phelps)

Mullion Cove: 1 Whinchat. (T Phelps)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 73 Lapwing, 1 Wheatear, 84 Black-headed Gull, 14 Tufted Duck, 64 Mallard, 34 Teal, 2 Moorhen,1 Coot, 5 Great Crested Grebe this evening. (B Craven)


Saturday 13th October 2018

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 8 Greenshank, 4 Dunlin. 1 Peregrine at cSW801389. (J St Ledger)

Lesser Yellowlegs – John St Ledger

Long Rock: 1w Little Gull and Common Tern from the car park. (P Walsh) Little Gull still present this afternoon. (R Veal)

Mousehole: 5+ Leach’s Petrel, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 “blue” Fulmar, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 4 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 6 Arctic Tern, 4 Common Tern off the car park between 07:45 & 12:15. (P St Pierre, M Ahmad, R Veal et al) 1 Leach’s Petrel 12:15 to 15:45. (M Elliott) Also Wilson’s Petrel 10:32, 28 Med Gull. (P Roseveare)

Leach’s Petrel – Tony Mills

Newlyn: 2 Leach’s Petrel, 2 Storm Petrel, 2 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Grey Phalarope and 2 commic terns past Sandy Cove. (L Proctor) 3 Sandwich Tern in the harbour briefly this afternoon. (T Mills)

Video of Leach’s Petrel off Roskilly – John Chapple

Porthgwarra: 3 Leach’s Petrel from the cove, also 3 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Skua & Arctic Skua between 11:30 & 12:00. (M Wallace) 1 Wilson’s Petrel (14:10), 5+ Leach’s Petrel, 14 Great Skua, 9 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 15 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Manx Shearwater and 3 Sandwich Tern between 10:00 & 15:45. (R Archer, G Lawlor)

Lizard Point: 20 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 23 Great Skua, 17 Storm Petrel, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 55 Balearic Shearwater, 45 Manx Shearwater, 2 Puffin. (T Blunden, I Maclean, J Foster, J Selby, S Croft)

Coverack: juv Long-tailed Skua and Great Shearwater past Chynalls Point. (J Foster)

Porthkidney: 1 Arctic Tern, 2 Common Tern, 4 Sandwich Tern. (R Veal)

Lelant Garden Centre: 1 Firecrest in leylandii hedge next to railway line. (S Grose)

Pendeen: Ring Ouzel at Calartha Farm. (J Swann, P Combridge)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Cattle Egret off Old Quay House this afternoon. (R Veal) Adult Roseate Tern below causeway bridge at 16:25 for 5 mins. Came in for wash and preen on bank before flying off, no rings. Adult or sub adult Spoonbill still present in main estuary. (J Hawkey) Carnsew Pool: 1 Wheatear, 2 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 12 Sandwich Tern, 7 Ringed Plover, 1 Razorbill, & 1 Grey Seal. (S Grose) Also 1 Arctic Tern, 15 Common Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern, 50 Ringed Plover. (R Veal, P Roseveare)

St Clement: 1 Cattle Egret in lower field below farm buildings at Menadews Farm. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Viles)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank. (D Eva) 1 Greenshank, 7 Lapwing, 2 Wheatear. (D Chaney)

Hayle Millpond Gardens: 2 Gadwall (m+f), 2 Little Egret. (S Grose)

Loe Pool: 43 Cormorant, 13 Great Crested Grebe, (including 1 immature thought to have been reared here), 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 3 Arctic Tern resting on the Bar and 2 Cetti’s Warbler (1 of them in a new location near the bottom of Degibna Farm lane). Also 1 Sandwich Tern and 5 Commic Tern over the sea. (G Adams, D Wright)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin, 4 Raven over, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 10 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

Padstow: 1 juv Arctic Tern, 5 Common Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, 462 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Common Gull, 1 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Sanderling, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Kingfisher. (B Bosisto)

Polbathic Creek: Barn Owl hunting over salt marsh at 17:30. (A Blonden)


Friday 12th October 2018

Mousehole: 22 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Arctic Tern plus many Kittiwakes, Gannets and auks between 07:30 & 09:00. (M Elliott) 5 Storm Petrel, 1 possible Wilson’s Petrel and 3 Balearic Shearwater 10:00-11:20. (R Augarde) 6 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel and 1 Common Scoter 10:45-12:00. (M Elliott) Leach’s Petrel lingering on the sea 13:25-13:50 at least. (M Ahmad)

Newlyn: juv Arctic Tern briefly in the harbour and 1 Storm Petrel off Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Long Rock Pool: 2 1w Common Tern. (M Ahmad)

Par: pale phase Arctic Skua past Spit Beach. (G Treadwell)

Arctic Skua – Gary Treadwell

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 70 Wigeon, 120+ Teal, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Spoonbill. (B Martin)

Porthgwarra: 1 Great Shearwater, 12 Balearic Shearwater, Leach’s Petrel, 2 Storm Petrel and 1 Pomarine Skua.

Cape Cornwall: 2 Balearic Shearwater, Arctic Skua, Arctic Tern, 2 Teal. (N Wheatley)

East Portholland: 1 Arctic Tern. (R Harbird)

Greeb Point: female Eider on the sea. (R Harbird)

Caerhays Pool: 10 Little Grebe. (R Harbird)

Lizard Point: Pomarine Skua past at 16:30. (D Collins)

Swanpool: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, 2 1stw Mediterranean Gull. (D Chaney)

Trewornan Bridge: 7 Cattle Egret almost under the bridge at 08:00. (S Grose)

Rock Beach: 7 Common Gull, 13 Mediterranean Gull, 1 dark-bellied Brent Goose at 14:00. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: 6 House Martin near the sewage works. (S Mason)

Amble Estuary: 4 Cattle Egret. Also incoming skeins of small geese sp. (S Mason)

Truro: male sparrowhawk in front garden for half an hour. (M Costa)