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Summer seawatching in Cornwall – Where to go, When to go, and an Introduction to the Basics – article Here

SeawatchingSummer 2017 – Dave Flumm looks at the extraordinary Great Shearwater and Wilson’s Petrel influxes this summer. Read the Article Here

Access at Davidstow Airfield: Davidstow Airfield is an active airfield and we have been reminded that there is NO right to roam here and that cars must NOT drive onto the airfield at all. We have been advised that we can WALK onto the grassy areas, but not the runways. Cars should be parked alongside the road. Failure to comply, could lead to access being withdrawn altogether.

Help requested: Please look out for this collection box missing from Mousehole Wild Bird Hospital, carved for them in 1958, more important than contents:

‘Birds of Guyana’ talk – Friday October 27th, 7.30pm. at Chacewater Village Hall. A talk by Ian Gasper about birding in this tropical South American country. Trogans, hummingbirds, cotingas, tanagers and toucans. A birding paradise.
Admission is £3 and refreshments are available. Contact;Roger Hooper 01209 820610

Tawny Owl Study – I am a BSc Applied Zoology student at Moulton College, Northamptonshire. I am conducting my third year research project on Tawny owls and aiming to investigate if they have regional accents.
I was wondering if anyone may have any recordings of Tawny Owls from around your local areas that I could have access to as part of this study? Or if members of your bird group would be interested in going out and collecting some recordings of Tawny owls in the wild.
Along with any recordings, the date, location and if possible the type of device in which the recording was taken would be required if available.
If this is something that you would be able to assist me with, please contact me on my email address – to discuss further details. Many thanks Katherine Mounsey

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Saturday 21st October 2017

Late News, 19/10, Lizard: Lapland Bunting over Old Lizard Head; Black Redstart and Whinchat Lizard village. (D Collins)

Late News, 20/10, Predannack Downs: adult male Hen Harrier, Whinchat. (D Collins)

Late news, 20/10, Scillonian III RSPB cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 2 Red-throated Diver (adult and juvenile in Penzance  Harbour), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3, Great Black-backed Gull, 43 Gannet,  1 Kittiwake, 1 Eider Duck,  68 Razorbill, 40 Guillemot, 2 Great Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Minke WhaleWolf Rock to Penzance:  25 Gannet,  7 Guillemot, 9 Razorbill, 4, Kittiwakes, 1, Lesser Black Backed Gull, 2 Storm Petrel, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 37 Common Scoter, 1 m Eider Duck and 3 Black-headed Gull. (V Stratton, B Craven)

Mousehole: 1 Tawny Pipit flew over west shore.

St Clement, Menadews Farm: 2 Cattle Egret in left hand side field before entrance to farm. (S Grose)

Sennen: 1 Short-toed Lark again in field west of Escalls Chapel.

Sennen Cove: 2 Leach’s Petrel of the car park.

Malpas, Truro: 2 Spoonbill at 12:30 opposite Heron Inn. (Susan Rowe) 42 Egret in to roost, 19 Grey Heron, 1 Spoonbill. (S Grose) 

Dozmary Pool: 1 m Ring-necked Duck still.

St Erth: 8 Little Egret and 1 Mistle Thrush. (MJ Spicer)

Hayle: 1 Swallow. (MJ Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: female Garganey still at 13:30. (R Treeby)  (Garganey at east end of Reserve).

Gannel Estuary: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 Redshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Blackcap. (S Grose)

Sancreed: 2 Firecrest (D Flumm)

Helston Boating Lake: 5 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (G Adams)

Gadwall, Greg Adams

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 4 Rock Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 1 Robin feeding below seawall, 1 Whimbrel. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 1stw Mediterranean Gull, 15 Black-headed Gull, 3 Wigeon, 3 Lapwing, 1 Great Crested Grebe, with 1 Coal Tit on the feeders. (D Chaney)

Pendeen 1330-1600: 38 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Leach’s Petrel, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Manx Shearwater, 2 Pomarine Skua, 8 Arctic Skua, 4 Bonxie 4. (D Balmer)

Pendeen Seawatch (1415 – 1600hrs): 23 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 4 Pomarine Skua & 3 Arctic Skua. (Winds WSW 8 gusting 9, squally showers). (J Hawkey) 1330-1600: 38 Balearic Shear, 10 Leach’s Petrel, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Manx Shearwater, 2 Pomarine Skua, 8 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua. (D Balmer)

Towan Head: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Pomarine Skua, 18 Arctic Skua, 13 Great Skua, 3 Manx Shearwater, 8 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Fulmar, c30 Kittiwake, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Snow Bunting. (S Rowe)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 dark phase Arctic Skua flew over Old Quay house and appeared to head inland (but view obscured) at 8:15am. Also 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Little Stint, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Sandwich Tern on Lelant Saltings. 3 Ruff, 48 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Lapwing on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal) Plus, later, 45 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern from Lelant Station. (R Treeby)

St Levan Churchtown: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Firecrest.

Penberth Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by the turning circle area.

Argal Reservoir: 1 m Common Scoter.

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Firecrest. (R Treeby)


Friday 20th October 2017

Late News, 20/10, Kingsmill Lake: 34 Greenshank, 1 Pintail, 1 Sandwich Tern (J Cole, M Beer, M Northey).

Sennen: 1 Short-toed Lark again in field west of Escalls Chapel.

Dozmary Pool: 1 ad m Ring-necked Duck. (P St Pierre)

Constantine: 1 f/Imm Black Redstart in scrubby field at NW of village (J Chapman)

Sancreed: 89 Golden Plover, 2 Firecrest, 9 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Merlin, male Snow Bunting for second day (D Flumm)

Snow Bunting, Dave Flumm

Snow Bunting, Dave Flumm

Land’s End: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Bullfinch over, 2 Chough, 4 Skylark. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cowlishaw)

Nanquidno: 1 Firecrest, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chough. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cowlishaw) 1 Woodlark at Boscregan Farm near Nanquidno. (Hopefully the first returning wintering bird; 15 wintered 2015-16 & 6 wintered 2016-17) N Wheatley)

Hayle Estuary: Spoonbill still on Ryan’s Field at 13:20. (D Helliar) Also Spotted Redshank and Little Stint on Ryan’s Field. (P St Pierre)

Pendeen: Common Redstart, Ring Ouzel & Firecrest at the church. Firecrest at Calartha farm. Snow Bunting in off the sea early morning. (L Thomson)

Redstart, Lewis Thompson

Nanjizal: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler ringed, bringing the total to 22 ringed this Autumn. (K Wilson) Also Woodlark at Boscregan Farm.

Par: 1 Pink-footed Goose at par pond with Canada Geese. (I Stewart)

Towan Head: 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater, also a few Gannet and Auk 07:45-08:15. (S Rowe)

Malpas: 2 Spoonbill again. (M Costa)

Rame: 9 Firecrest, 15 Goldcrest, Siskin, Black Redstart, Mediterranean Gull and flock of 9 Bullfinch heading high SE over Penlee. (P Aley)

Whipsiderry: 3 Corn Bunting, 3 Reed Bunting, 3 Chough, 1 Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Kenidjack: 1 Spotted Flycatcher still present, 2 Firecrest, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Chough and 1 Peregrine. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Lizard Point (seawatch, 08:00-09:30 & 15:30-16:30):  c35 Balearic Shearwater, 20 Mediterranean Gull, 23 Common Scoter. (I Maclean, S Votier)

Lizard Lighthouse: 1 Woodlark over, 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Housel Bay: 1 Hawfinch, 1 Whinchat.  (I Maclean)

Church Cove:  2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 10 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

St Levan Churchtown: Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, Whinchat in field north of church. 

Penberth Cove: Yellow-browed Warbler.

Botallack: Snow Bunting at Botallack Head.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Garganey again.

Watchcroft: 1 Wheatear; 2 Great Tit.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Greenshank from Stuart Hutchings Hide. (D Chaney, S Williams)

Greenshank, Steve Williams


Thursday 19th October 2017

Late News, 17/10, Lower Predannack Downs: 1 Red-backed Shrike. (J Elvin)

Late News, 17/10, Falmouth, Swanpool: 3 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Peregrine over, Green Woodpecker heard, Water Rail. Falmouth Town: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Red Admiral near Windsor Quarry, Also large numbers of Portugese Man-o-War washed up, with 111 below Castle Beach (plus 5 offshore in floating weeds) and 59 on the west side of Gyllyngvase Beach (D Chaney)

Sennen: 1 Short-toed Lark again in ploughed field near Escalls Chapel.

Kenidjack, sewage works: 4 Hawfinch (1 in bushes and 3 over), 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Firecrest. (N Truby, D Helliar, T Mills)

Constantine: 1 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat (J Chapman)

Land’s End: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2+ Firecrest, 3 Siskin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cowlishaw)

Sancreed: 1m Snow Bunting, 1 Black Redstart, 30 Siskin, 1 Grey Wagtail (D Flumm) And later,  3 Hawfinch (2 west, 1 in village), 4 Snipe west, 1 Chiffchaff (D Flumm)

Snow Bunting, Dave Flumm

Snow Bunting, Dave Flumm

Treverva: 10 Redwing over. (D Chaney)

Pendeen: Ring Ouzel opposite lighthouse cottages. Black Redstart, Firecrest & 4 Redwing at Pendeen church. Another Firecrest still at Calartha farm.(L Thompson) Also 1 Snow Bunting by track to lower carpark. (N Truby)

Whacker Quay: 1 Rose-ringed Parakeet. (W Bishop)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Tufted Duck, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 31 Coot, 10 Moorhen, c110 Canada Geese, c120 Black-headed Gull, 3 Coal Tit, 3 Robin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chaffinch, 2 House Sparrow, 1 Willow Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, c30 Mallard. (R Mudge)

Camel Estuary, Burniere Hide: 3 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 42 Red-legged Partridge in ploughed field behind hide. (S Grose)

Porthcurno: 3 Hawfinch this evening & 8+ Firecrest. (L Thompson) Also 2 Yellow-browed Warbler calling to each other, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Jay, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Bullfinch. (DK Parker)

Penberth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest and 2 Grey Wagtail. (DK Parker)


Wednesday 18th October 2017

Late news, 17/10, Looe: Drake Eider in the harbour mouth at about 13:00. (K Dolman)

Wadebridge: 1 Firecrest (S Marquis)

Land’s End: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 1 m Brambling from path behind Swingates. Also 1 Green Sandpiper over, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Wheatear, 2 Chough, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Water Rail. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Also 4 Siskin. (C Urquhart)

Sancreed: 4 Mute Swan north, 21 Golden Plover west, 1 Snipe, 6 Skylark, 12 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 45 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit. (D Flumm)

Truro: 2 Spoonbill down Malpas towards the Heron Inn. (M Costa)

Sennen: 1 Short-toed Lark still present in ploughed field just SW of Escalls Chapel.

Sennen Cove: 4 Mute Swan in the harbour late afternoon. 

Polgigga: Yellow-browed Warbler along Bosistow Lane at c11:00, plus a Whitethroat. (D Helliar)

Nanjizal: 1 Little Bunting, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, Ring Ouzel. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: Richard’s Pipit in fields below Roskestal Farm, then flew towards Raftra Farm at 11:35 plus 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Black Redstart, Tree Pipit, Whinchat, 8 Wheatear, 2 Merlin and 12 Firecrest between Porthgwarra and St Levan. (MD Wallace) Also 13 Firecrest, 1 Ring Ouzel and 2 Great Northern Diver over. (C Urquhart)

Pendeen: 4 Firecrests, 1 at the church, 1 at Calartha Farm and 2 by the Coastguard Cottages. Arrival of Song Thrush and Blackcap plus c50 Siskins north. (L Thomson)

Kenidjack: 2 Hawfinch still in hawthorns above the sewerage works. Also 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Firecrest. (C Urquhart)

Connor Downs: 2 Hawfinch over. (P Freestone)

Lamorna: 1 Firecrest, 10 Goldcrest (D Flumm)

St Ives: 2 Redwing over calling. (R Veal)

Namphillows Wood: 1 Firecrest, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Greenshank, 10 Redshank, 5 Curlew. (M Buckley)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 16 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff, 1 Greenshank and 76 Mediterranean Gull. Copperhouse Creek: 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 Ruff and 1 Grey Plover. Ryan’s Field: 1 juv Spoonbill, 40 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 77 Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 1 Ruff and 1 Lapwing. (T Mills, MJ Spicer)

The Lizard area: Curlew Sandpiper over Housel Bay, plus 3 Wheatear and 1 Whinchat.  10 Chiffchaff and 5 Firecrest Church Cove.  Firecrest and 4 Wheatear, Pistil Meadow area. (D Collins)

Whipsiderry: 8 Corn Bunting, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Chough, 1 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Little Grebe, 6 Wigeon, 126 Curlew, 4 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit. (S Rowe)

Rame: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher showing well around the church area, 30+ Firecrest, 1m Black Redstart, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Hobby over the dump field,1 Wheatear in the dump. (C Buckland) Church Lane: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 m Blackcap, 1 m Bullfinch.

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 14 Mute Swan, 50 Canada Goose, 15 Mallard, 25 Wigeon, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Pheasant, 7 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 24 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Water Rail, 1 Moorhen, 85 Oystercatcher, 15 Ringed Plover, 150 Golden Plover, 25 Lapwing, 20 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 1 Common Sandpiper, 55 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 24 Black-tailed Godwit, 70 Curlew, 220 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 70 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 28 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 1 Redwing, 19 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Magpie, 14 Jackdaw, 16 Rook, 75 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 30 Starling, 8 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch  (M Scawen et al.)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 imm male Garganey, 1 female Gadwall and a pair of mating Mallard at the front viewing recess today,  (AJames)

Garganey, Alan James

Mallard, Alan James

Mallard, Alan James

Gadwall, Alan James

Luxland View, Newquay: male and female Black Redstart in garden and around new houses (C.Yates) 

Pendower Beach: 1 Red-necked Grebe still.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Muscovy Duck, 30 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 6 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Goldcrest. (DK Parker)


Tuesday 17th October 2017

Late news, 15/10, Pencarrow: 1 Stone Curlew seen in flight at 7.15am. (T Potterton, A Bond)

Sennen: 1 Greater Short-toed Lark still present in ploughed field just SW of Escalls Chapel along with c40 Pied/White Wagtail and c30 Meadow Pipit. (B Dodd, T Mills)

Nanjizal: 109 ringed including 1 Blyth’s Reed Warbler and 10 Firecrest netted, also seen 1 Little Bunting, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (K Wilson)

Mylor Churchtown, viewed from Sailing Club: 7 Black-necked Grebe (in two groups of 4 and 3) close to port and starboard buoys. (J St Ledger)

Porthilly Point: 2 Brent Geese, 3 Greenshank, 21 Mediterranean Gull,1 Spoonbill flew east towards Cant Hill, 4 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose).

St Ives: 1 Hoopoe in private garden on Higher Trewidden Road again this morning (P. Callaway)

Constantine: 1 Whinchat in scrubby field at NW of village, plus 3 Reed Bunting. (J Chapman). 1 Redwing and 1 Siskin over. (D Collins)

Sancreed: 1 Hawfinch west 08:30hrs (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 3 Hawfinch, 4 Firecrest and 1 Spotted Flycatcher.

Rame: Large fall of Firecrests (c25), 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher Rame Church area. (C Buckland, M Beer et al) Also Hobby, Black Redstart, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 11 Chiffchaff, 14 Goldcrest, 6 Siskin, 6 Blackcap & Reed Bunting. (P Aley)

Red-breasted Flycatcher, Chris Buckland

Old Lizard Head: juv Purple Heron flew east at 10-20am and carried on round Lizard Point. (M Pass)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1m Long-tailed Duck flew in from South at 16:35 and landed on Lelant Saltings but no sign at 17:45. Also 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 near-ad Spoonbill on Lelant Saltings and 2 Firecrest behind the hide. (R Veal, M Spicer)

Gillan Creek, Helford: 126 Med Gulls (our highest ever count there), including 10 colour-ringed birds (M Grantham, E Inzani, G Wills)

Devoran: 77 Curlew, 1 Spotted Redshank (M Grantham)

Gwennap Sewage Works: 1 Sedge Warbler (M Grantham)

Bartinney Down: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Water Rail. (C Moore, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Land’s End: 2 Common Snipe, 1 Firecrest, 6 Chough, 1 hybrid Hooded Crow, 23 Skylark, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Blackcap, 1 Water Rail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Reed Bunting. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler again by the car park. Also Large fall of Firecrest with at least 35 birds (20+ in 60ft covert), c10 Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Hawfinch, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk and 14 Golden Plover. (DK Parker)

Sennen: Turtle Dove on wires by Whitesands Lodge. (DK Parker)

Pendeen: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by entrance to Manor Farm. (L Thomson) A further 2 Yellow-browed Warbler by Coastguard Cottage. 

St Levan: 1 Osprey flew east this morning. (D Helliar)

Pendower beach: 1 f Merlin in off sea plus many Portugese Man-‘o-War. (T Farr)

Percuil: Flock of 34 Mediterranean Gull on estuary late morning, plus 1 Firecrest in trees about 300m east of car park. Also Grey Plover & Black-tailed Godwit. (T Farr)

Falmouth: 6 Goldfinch, adults and juveniles in private garden. (E Tackley) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler reported.

Levant: 2 Firecrest in my holiday cottage garden. (L Thomson)

Mylor: 1 m albino Common Pheasant in private garden. (the Moore family)

Common Pheaseant, the Moore family

Padstow Farm Shop: 2 Barn Owl, 1 Tawny Owl, at 23.16pm. (S Grose)

Polgigga: Yellow-browed Warbler halfway along Bosistow Lane near pines and showing well (15.30). Also Black Redstart at Higher Bosistow Farm. (Oriole Birding)

Late photo, 16/10 Lands End: 1 Starling sheltering from the gale force winds during storm Ophelia. (B Sharples)

Starling, Bob Sharples



Monday 16th October 2017

Late news, 15/10, Bude, Wanson Mouth: 1 Hoopoe in flight. (L Hall)

Sennen: 1 Short-toed Lark in tilled field at Trevorrian Farm, 100m SW of Escalls Chapel. Also c50 White Wagtail, 2 Ringed Plover and 12 Golden Plover. (M Elliott, P St Pierre, M Pass)

Short-toed Lark, Darren Underwood

Lizard Point: 1 adult Sabine’s Gull, 11 Sooty Shearwater, 17 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 11 Great Skua. (I Maclean)

St Levan Churchtown: 1 juv Purple Heron in field west of Church. (S Votier)

St Ives: 1 Hoopoe this morning in private gardens on Higher Trewidden Road. (Present here from 11 October at least).

Hoopoe, J Yelling

Sancreed: 5 Golden Plover & 50 Lapwing west, 2 Siskin and an adult male Pied Wagtail yesterday and today with wing pattern like male Amur Wagtail M.a.leucopsis but sooty breast sides and flanks = British race M.a. yarrelli. (D S Flumm, A R Kitson)

Pied Wagtail, Dave Flumm

Pied Wagtail, Dave Flumm

Rame: 1 Swift sp over Rame Barton. (J&K Cole, S Green) Also 4+ Firecrest, Gannets and Kittiwakes offshore with 1 Great Skua.(S Green) Also 2 Pomarine Skua, 2 Sooty Shearwater and 10 Great Skua.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 m Mandarin Duck near cut-off hide, 8 Mallard, 6 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 7 Lapwing, 5 Curlew, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Swallow (over). (J St Ledger)

Mandarin, John St Ledger.

Goldfinch, John St Ledger

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 15+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Egret, 50+ Canada Geese. ( D Hastilow ) 

Spoonbill, David Hastilow

Bar-tailed Godwit, David Hastilow

Curlew Sandpiper, David Hastilow

Kenidjack, Sewage Treatment Works: 1 Hawfinch (15:30,) 1 Firecrest. 1 Merlin over (10:30), 13 Chough in field, 9 Raven over.  (D Helliar) Also 1 Black Redstart in donkey field.

St Clements: 1 Cattle Egret on the estuary, also 1 Great Crested Grebe on Tresemple Pool. (M Jones)

Helston, Loe Pool: 1 Cattle Egret. (M Pass)

Porthleven: 37 Oystercatcher, at high tide (4.00pm), sheltering from storm close to coast path. (C Richards)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Grey Phalarope, 22 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Sooty Shearwater. (N Wheatley)

Wadebridge: 1 Hawfinch over.


Sunday 15th October 2017

Late news, 12/10, Nanjizal: 1 Peregrine. (J Milligan – photos)

Late news, 13/10, Porthgwarra: 2 Dotterel on the moor at halfway wall briefly at 11:30. (B Groves)

Late news, 14/10, Nanjizal: 1 Red-eyed Vireo but not since, please keep to public footpaths. (K Wilson)

Nanjizal: 5 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Hawfinch, 9 Blackcap, 42 Goldcrest, 9 Firecrest and 21 Chiffchaff ringed plus 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Hobby, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Water Rail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Cetti’s Warbler1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Crossbill, 24 Siskin, 3 Song Thrush, 11 Jay, 1 Reed Bunting. Please keep to the public footpaths. (Bob Bosisto, P Roseveare)

St Levan: 1 Merlin, 7 Firecrest and 4 Chiffchaff. (Bob Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Marazion: 1 Garganey still. (Bob Bosisto, P Roseveare, R Farnes)

Sancreed:  2 Firecrest, 14 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail (D Flumm)

Towan Head: 13 Mediterranean Gull and 4 Kittiwake. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: 3 Firecrest, 1 Gadwall, 1 Snipe and 40 Golden Plover. (D Wright)

Pendeen: 3 Hawfinch flew west over the church at 08:25

Lizard: 2 Hawfinch in the village also Turtle Dove opposite Parc Garland, Whinchat plus Firecrest everywhere c30. (M Pass, I Maclean)

Church Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 7 Firecrest, 2 Siskin, 1 Yellow Wagtail (over). (M Pass, I Maclean – photo)

Turtle Dove – Ilya Maclean

Housel Bay: 8 Firecrests, 2 Siskin. (I Maclean)

Porthgwarra: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in Doctor’s Garden (Rosevale), 8+ Firecrest, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Snipe, 5 Siskin over. (B Mellow, R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins) A different Yellow-browed Warbler reported at Trevean. (MD Wallace) 10 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in 60ft Cover. (B Field)

Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest – Brian Field

Praa: 1 Black Redstart. (R Teague)

Kenidjack: 2 Hawfinch by the engine shed at 15.30 then flew down the valley. (S Rogers) 4 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Kestrel. (B Field) 3 Hawfinch above the sewerage works at 15:18 plus 1 Firecrest.

Kestrel – Brian Field

Marazion: Water Pipit on the beach in the morning. (M Silk)

Truro: 2 Spoonbill at Malpas.

Penberth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 4 Firecrest and Siskin (several heard overhead). (D Helliar) Red-breasted Flycatcher at lower end of path from Treen. (per M Ahmad)

Wadebridge: 1 Hawfinch over. (DI Julian)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill at 16:00 on Ryan’s Field. (J Bowen, J Coppock – photos)

Spoonbill – J Bowen Spoonbill – J Coppock

Whipsiderry: 1 Chough (unringed), 2 Peregrine Falcon, 11 Raven, 12 Reed Bunting and 5 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Porth Joke: 4 Firecrest, 7 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 25 House Sparrow, 2 Swallow. (S Rowe)

Coverack: 2 Spoonbill flew past the Paris Hotel towards Chynalls at 14:15.

Pendower: Red-necked Grebe off the beach this afternoon.

Portreath Airfield: 2 Peregrine with kill. (R Hampshire)