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Lost: A pair of gents spectacles at Hayle Estuary, possibly in the hide at Ryan’s Field. If found please contact us and we’ll contact the owner. Thanks.

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The RSPB Beached Bird Survey needs more volunteers – can you help?

The Beached Bird Survey is an effective way of monitoring trends in oil and other pollution incidents that affect seabirds.  The RSPB needs more volunteers to take part in this simple survey in SW England so we can increase our coverage of accessible coastline.  It involves walking an allocated stretch of beach and recording any oil and the number and species of any `beached’ birds.  Details of the survey and requirements are on the link below.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/volunteering/1705-beached-bird-surveyor-south-west-england

To register your interest in volunteering for Beached Bird Survey, please contact Natasha Simmons (natasha.simmons@rspb.org.uk) with your name, contact details and coastline of interest.  We will hold some meetings for existing and new volunteers later this year to which you will be invited.  We will match new volunteers with beaches before Christmas and provide all the information you need ahead of the next Beached Bird Survey in February 2015.

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Monday 20th October 2014

Late news, 18/10, Truro: 1 Redwing over Trafalgar Roundabout. (P Fraser)

Late news, 19/10, Truro: 9 Redwing over Trafalgar Roundabout. (P Fraser)

Late news 19/10, Newquay, Porth Joke: 2 Jay, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Meadow Pipit and 16 Greenfinch. Towan Head: 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Manx Shearwater and c.50 Gannet. Gannel Estuary: 3 Greenshank. (S Rowe)

Penzance: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling on wires at KFC again. (D Flumm) Tolcarne Beach: 1 Sandwich Tern this morning. (T Mills) Peacock on the bypass verge by Ponsandane. (DK Parker)

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Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Bar-headed Goose with Canada Geese. (T&J Sleep)

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise (deferred from 17th due to exceptional weather) sightings, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 34 Gannet, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Guillemot. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 21 Gannet,17 Great Black-backed Gull,11 Razorbill, 4 Manx Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater,1 Great Skua,1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf Rock to Scilly: 31 Gannet,1 Lesser Black-backed Gull,1 Great Skua and 22 Common Dolphin. Scilly to Wolf Rock: 17 Gannet, 5 Razorbill, 2 Great Skua, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Grey Phalarope, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Puffin, 1 Great Black-backed Gull and 13 Common Dolphin. (DA Conway)

Porthgwarra: 1 Tawny Owl in 60′ Cover plus 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Chiffchaff and 1 Goldcrest also 80+ Skylark and 30+ Chaffinch over. (DK Parker) plus 1 Wryneck. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 juv Ring-necked Duck again.

Kenidjack: 1 Pied Flycatcher and 1 Firecrest. (J Swann) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  2 Mute Swan, 7 Teal, 19 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 6 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Coot, 2 Water Rail, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 22 Turnstone, 1 Sanderling and 1 Wheatear on the beach. (DK Parker)

Pendeen: 63 Balearic Shearwater and 3 Sooty Shearwater.

Dodman Point: 2 Ring Ouzel on coast path.

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 8 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret,1 m Stonechat and 1 Robin.

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Sunday 19th October 2014

LOST: a birder left his scope in the Ryan’s Field hide on Saturday. If found please call owner, Mark Ribbons, on his mobile number, 07830119965.

Late news, 18/10, St Ives, Treveal Valley: 6 Jay, 5 Chiffchaff, 70+ Linnet,  3+ Goldfinch and 50+ Meadow Pipit. Buttermilk Hill: 2 Ring Ouzels, 1 Black Redstart and 50+ Meadow Pipit. (V Stratton)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 2 Firecrest by the hide again, 4 Lapwing, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Stock Dove and 2 Pied Wagtail. (S Turner, D Jenkins, V Stratton) Estuary: 6 Whooper Swan, 2 Bar–tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Gull and 70+ Mediterranean Gull. (S Turner, D Jenkins, V Stratton)

Drift Reservoir (members only):  1 juv Ring-necked Duck again today, 1 Little Egret, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Kingfisher, 2 colour-ringed Cormorant (silver on right legs, red on left, one of these read TA 11 or TAU), 1 Chiffchaff and 1 hybrid goose plus 2 Clouded Yellow. (D Jenkins & D Flumm)

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Hybrid Goose, Dave Flumm

Sancreed: 2 Snipe, 1 Redwing, 66 Skylark, 2 Stonechat, 200 Meadow Pipit, 12 Pied & 2 Grey Wagtails and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Sennen, Trinity Loop: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Willow Warbler. (B Field)

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Bartinney Downs: 1 Merlin. (P&H Taylor and C Moore)

St Ives, Rosewall Hill/Buttermilk Hill: 2 Ring Ouzel, 1 Wheatear and 120 Meadow Pipit. (V Stratton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  3 Mute Swan, 8 Teal, 22 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Snipe, 1 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Men-an-tol: 1 Male Hen Harrier, 1 Peregrine and 2+ Merlin. (DK Parker)

Bosullow: 1 Barn Owl hunting over the road and 1 Tawny Owl calling. (DK Parker)

Amalveor: 2 Dartford Warbler. (R Menari)

Porthgwarra, Roskestal Farm: 1 Hooded Crow at Roskestal Farm, Yellow-browed warbler by the toilet block and a Balearic Shearwater past Gwennap Head.

St Buryan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Treverven.

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler again and a Pied Flycatcher by the engine shed.

Pendeen: 33 Balearic Shearwater, 119 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Great Northern Diver past, plus 1 Lapland Bunting.

Penzance: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling again at KFC.

Dodman Point: 2 Ring Ouzel and 1 Redstart.

Davidstow Airfield: 1 juv American Golden Plover still.

Penryn: 2 Firecrest in hedge near cemetery.

Falmouth: 1 Grey Phalarope on the sea.

Lizard: 10 Balearic Shearwater past the point this morning.

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Saturday 18th October 2014

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Copperhouse: 16 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 50 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Knot, 5 Dunlin, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 10 Redshank and 5 Curlew. Lelant Water:  6 Whooper Swan, 10 Mute Swan, 1 Peregrine and 1 Sparrowhawk. (D Flumm) Ryan’s Field: 1 Whimbrel. (M Greenhalgh) 2 Firecrest.  (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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Whimbrel, Mel Greenhalgh

Porthgwarra: 1 Ring Ouzel, 2 Blackcap and 5 Chiffchaff. (D Eva) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler near carpark and 19 Balearic Shearwater and 4 Great Skua past between 07:30 & 09:30. (M Wallace & L Proctor)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 juv Ring-necked Duck still present. (D Eva, L Proctor & DK Parker)

Penzance, Eastern Green: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still present at KFC. (D Eva, DK Parker, R&J Teague) Tolcarne Beach: 2 Sandwich Tern on beach early morning. (T Mills) Harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Long Rock: 1 Tawny Owl in trees at A30 roundabout, Marazion end. (A James)

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Tawny Owl, Alan James

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Gannel Estuary: 412 Herring Gull, 230 Black-headed Gull, 14 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 5 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 2 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Swift. (S Rowe)

West Looe, Hannafore: 14 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 2 Cormorant and 7 Rock Pipit. (P&S Street)

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest. (P&H Taylor)

Rosenannon: Merlin, Peregrine, Barn Owl & Woodcock. (D Julian)

Kenidjack: 1Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Scillonian Crossing: 10 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Great Skua.

Davidstow Airfield: 1 juv American Golden Plover still.

Rame Head: 1 Pallas’s Warbler.

Penlee Point: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Ring Ouzel and 1 Woodlark over.

 

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Friday 17th October 2014

Rame, Penlee Battery NR: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest. (D Allan)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Carnsew Pool: 37 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Little Grebe, 9 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Cormorant, 1 Greenshank, 4 Grey Plover, 44 Dunlin, 5 Oystercatcher, 4 Curlew, 1 Kestrel. (D Flumm) Also 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Ringed Plover and 3 Dunlin. (MJ Spicer & T Mills) Copperhouse Creek: 2 Knot, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank and 20 Mediterranean Gull. (MJ Spicer & T Mills) Estuary: 6 Whooper Swan (flew off S at 12.15), 17 Little Egret, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit and 44 Curlew. (MJ Spicer & T Mills) Also 1 2w Iceland Gull reported. (C Wilson) Ryan’s Field: 27 Dunlin, 5 Lapwing and 1 Little Egret. (MJ Spicer & T Mills)

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Mediterranean Gulls

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Penzance: 1 Rose-coloured Starling on wires opposite KFC.  (MJ Spicer & T Mills)

Newquay, Porth Joke, Flying west: 2 Common Scoter, 16 Balearic Shearwater, 9 Kittiwake, 1 Great Northern Diver, 30+ Auk species and a constant trickle of Gannet. Over the land: 1 Swallow, 70+ Greenfinch, 3 Goldcrest, 10+ Rock Pipit, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 30+ Skylark, 3 Wheatear, 10+ Stonechat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel and 6 Canada Geese over. (D Mays)

 Davidstow Airfield: 1 juv American Golden Plover still (A Davey)

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Mylor Churchtown: 1 Grey Plover and 8 Turnstone. (J St Ledger)

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Grey Plover, John St Ledger

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Polgigga: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at the duck pond again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthgwarra: 1 m Subalpine Warbler again in sallows above Doctor`s garden. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 juv Ring-necked Duck, 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Wigeon, 5 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Raven and 1 Grey Wagtail. (DK Parker) and 1 Red-necked Grebe reported. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  2 Mute Swan, 5 Teal, 26 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 6 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 2 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Water Rail, 1 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker) Also 2 Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Lynher, Wacker Quay: 1 Spoonbill on Rat Island. (D Julian)

Porthgwarra, Roskestal Farm: 1 Hooded Crow still

Mousehole: 1 Balearic Shearwater past.

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.

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Thursday 16th October 2014

Late news, 15/10 St Ives: 50 plus Meadow Pipit, flock of 22 Pied Wagtail, 6 Golden Plover and 2 Dartford Warbler at Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton)

Late news, 15/10 Hayle Estuary RSPB: 106 Med Gull (42 on Lelant Water & 64 on Carnsew Pool) also 1 Pintail. (per DS Flumm)

Late news, 15/10 Kenidjack: 3+ Ring Ouzels. (B Moore)

Late news, 15/10 Bude: Snow Bunting on the cliffs. (per R Hooper)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  4 Mute Swan plus 3 young, 7 Teal, 23 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 6 Little Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 3 Snipe including one grey individual, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Water Rail, 1 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 2 Cetti’s Warbler plus Starling numbers building up at c1,500. (DK Parker & P Fraser) Also Bittern still.

Drift Reservoir (members only): Juv Ring-necked Duck, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Coot, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Raven and 1 Grey Wagtail. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer & A Mckechnie-photos)

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Maer Lake: 1w Ruff. (D Bucknell)

St Ives: 40 plus Meadow Pipits and 3 Wheatears at Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton)

Lands End: 2 RIng Ouzel, 2 Wheatear, 1 Merlin and 4 Chough in cycle track/Treeve Moor area. (P&H Taylor)

Helston and Loe Pool: 1 Firecrest, 40+ Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Grey Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Nuthatch, 6+ Jay, 1 Raven over, 2 Gadwall, 17 Great Crested Grebe, 10+ Cormorant, 10+ Grey Heron, 1 Common Buzzard and 1 Mediterranean Gull. On boating lake 9 Wigeon a good few Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe and a 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Mays)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 66 Med Gull, 23 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron and 6 Whooper Swan on Lelant Water. 1 Med Gull, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 38 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 4 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit in Ryan’s Field. 2 Sandwich Terns on Carnsew Pool. 27 Med Gulls in Copperhouse Creek. (DS Flumm) Also 1 Little Stint.

Altarnun: Osprey reported between Altarnun and Bothwick. (A Jewell)

Davidstow: Juv American Golden Plover on Davidstow airfield at 10:45 to 11:35 on the eastern end of the main runway. (T & J Sleep)

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Pendeen: 10 Meadow Pipits, 2 Pied Wagtail and 1 Chiffchaff. (A Hartley)

Liskeard: 5 Redwing and a Fieldfare over. (D Julian)

Penzance: Male Eider off the yacht club. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthgwarra: Subalpine Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Hooded Crow and Black Redstart still. Also 5 Balearic Shearwaters and 2 Great Skuas between 08:00 & 09:15 plus 7 Balearic Shearwaters and a Sooty Shearwater between 14:30 & 17:00.

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Polgigga: Yellow-browed warbler by the duck pond.

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler by Daisy Cottage.

Penberth: Yellow-browed Warbler on the west side in the morning.

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Wednesday 15th October 2014

Davidstow Airfield:American Golden Plover (north end of main runway). Also 3 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 6 Wheatear. (B Craven & M Worden)

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American Golden Plover, Brian Craven

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve:  6 Whooper Swan. Carnsew Basin: 96+ Mediterranean Gull  (mostly 1st/2nd winters with about 15 Ad w). (S Turner et al.)

Rame, Penlee Battery NR: 7 Swallow and 1 Clouded Yellow. (B Taggart) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at east end of reserve. (R Smaldon) Maker Camp: 2 flocks, 30 + 26 Redwing over. (B Taggart) Rame Head, coastguards cottages: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher. (R Smaldon) Rame church: 1 Wheatear. (R Smaldon)

Cape Cornwall golf course: 8 Mute Swan over (1 ad + 7 juv) and 2 Clouded Yellow.  (P Fraser)

Porthgwarra: 1 Subalpine Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff, 1 Black Redstart, 2+ Sparrowhawk. (DK Parker) Also 1 Ring Ouzel by the dried up pond. (M Wallace) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 3 Stonechat, several Clouded Yellows including 2 “helice” form, 1 Palpita vitrealis immigrant moth. (A Hartley) 2 Balearic Shearwater past. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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Drift Reservoir (members only): 8 Mute Swan, 12 Teal, 88 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 5 Cormorant (including colour-ringed bird), 2 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Little Grebe, 4 Coot and 2 Grey Wagtail. (DK Parker)

Pendeen: 1 Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Stonechat, 4 Chiffchaff and 2 Buzzard. (A Hartley)

Roskestal: 1 Hooded Crow still on a roof. (A Hartley)

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 Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still and 1-2 Ring Ouzel. (P Fraser et al.)

Cape Cornwall: 8 Mute Swan over the golf course and 2 Clouded Yellow. (P Fraser)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 8 Whooper Swan over. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Mousehole: 1 Firecrest by church ruins between Mousehole and Lamorna. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Sennen: 1 Wryneck on path to Gwynver Beach.

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Tuesday 14th October 2014

Porthgwarra: 1 Subalpine Warbler still, plus 1 Merlin, 2 Chough, 2 Raven, 1 Hooded Crow, 1 Jay, 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 30+ Golden Plover, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 5 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff,10+ Stonechat, 2 Wheatear and at least 10 Clouded Yellow. (D Mays, B Toms, D Jenkins, T Charlton & B Richards) Also 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Minke Whale past this afternoon.

Polgigga: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by the duck pond. (M Wallace)

Drift Reservoir (members only):  1 fem/imm Ring-necked Duck, 5 Little Egret, 2 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Wagtail and 2+ Kingfisher. (AD Mills, MJ Spicer) Also 1 Hobby over. (D Mays)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  2 Mute Swan, 18 Teal, 1 Garganey, 16 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Bittern, 5 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 6+ Snipe including one grey individual, 1+ Kingfisher, 3 Water Rail, 2 Coot, 20 Meadow Pipit, 4 Stonechat, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Firecrest, 8 Clouded Yellow butterflies including a f. helices. (DS Flumm – photo, AD Mills, DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Marazion: 6 Whooper Swan SE over town at 08:30 and 3 Sandwich Tern offshore. Also 23 Skylark and 25 Meadow pipit over. (P Fraser)

Plain-an-Gwarry: 7 Whooper Swan over this morning.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 15 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 6 adult Whooper Swan, 2 Turnstone, 4 Dunlin and 2 Rock Pipit on Lelant Saltings. 2 Little Egret, 24 Med Gull, 6 Lapwing, 75 Dunlin, 50 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed & 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 8 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Rock Pipit and 1 Jay on Ryan’s Field. 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron and 2 Little Grebe on Carnsew Pool. (DS Flumm, T Thirlaway, B Moore & D Jenkins) also 20+ Med Gull from the causeway. (S Turner)

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Long Rock: 1 1w & 2 2w Med Gull by Morrison’s. (P Fraser)

Bude Marshes: 656 Canada Geese, 146 Mallard, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Snipe, 1 Grey Heron, 31 Black-headed Gull, 1 Cormorant, 2 Magpie, 2 Blackbird, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Kestrel, 5 Robin, 2 Raven, 2 Dunnock, 9 Carrion Crow and 3 Wood Pigeon. (H Kendall, R Mudge)

Looe Rivers Estuary: 4 Moorhen, 95 Mallard, 15 domestic Mallard, 8 Mute Swan, 45 Canada Goose, 11 Grey Heron, 27 Little Egret, 7 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Kingfisher, 7 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 1 Eider ( at the river mouth), 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail, plus Black-headed Gulls, Great Black-backed Gulls and Herring Gulls. Also Jay, Marsh Tit, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Woodpigeon, Pheasant, Robin. (DJ Spooner)

Pendeen: steady passage of birds north this morning with several hundred Chaffinches, a few dozen Skylarks, 1 Brambling, 1 Lapland Bunting all overhead. Also 10+ Pied Wagtail, 4 Reed Bunting, 1 Grey Wagtail, 30+ Linnet, 10+ Goldfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Snipe, 2 Buzzard, 1 Chough, 4 Stonechat, 3 Raven, 20+ Meadow Pipits, 1 Merlin, 2 Clouded Yellow and 1 Vapourer Moth. ( A Hartley -photo, I Kendall)

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Tehidy Woods: 1 Firecrest. (P Dinning – video)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 100+ Redshank, 100+ Curlew, 27 Teal, 5 Wigeon and 1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger – photo)

Spotted Redshank with Redshank Devoran 14th Oct 2014

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 36 Turnstone, 10 Cormorant, 2 Shag and 1 Kingfisher. Promenade: family of 5 Mute Swan. Bolitho Gardens: 14 Meadow Pipit. Lidden Crescent: 1 Little Egret over towards Drift. (T Mills)

Newlyn River mouth: 16 Black-headed Gull, 10 Shag, 1 Cormorant, 2 juv Grey Heron and 1 Grey Wagtail. (T Mills)

Rame: 3 Wheatear at Rame Head plus 1+ Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest at Penlee Battery. (M Beer)

St Levan: 1 Woodlark still.

Penzance: Rose-coloured Starling at Morrisons car park again,

 MJS & DKP