Sunday 5th November 2017

Late News, 04/11, Kynance Cove: Merlin, Black Redstart, Grey Wagtail, 2 Raven, 2 Rock Pipit (J & D Chapman)

Late News, 04/11, Sancreed: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest (D Flumm)

Late News, 4/11, Newquay Headland: 200+ Gannet flying past and many dive feeding in the Gazzle, 100+ Starling entering cave below Newquay War memorial, 16:00 hrs. (D Thomas)

Late news, 4/11, Kingsmill Lake: 1 Spotted Redshank.

Walmsley Sanctuary:Glossy Ibis, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 female in front of hide, 1 Kestrel, 6 Gadwall, 200+ Lapwing, 3 Fieldfare, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit on new feeders. (D Thomas)

Kestrel, Dave Thomas

Marsh Harrier, Dave Thomas

Dozmary Pool: 44 Canada Geese, 8 Mallard, drake Ring-necked Duck, 21 Tufted Duck, fem Scaup, 5 Pochard and 3 Little Grebe. (DK Parker)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Kingfisher (S Grose)

Devoran: 1 Great White Egret at Devoran Quay and 12 Cattle Egret further up river on hill top. (P Roseveare)

Marazion Marsh: 2 Water Rail, 20 Teal, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Heron (S Grose) 1 Water Rail. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Hayle Estuary: 2 Knot. (B Toms, M Curtis) Carnsew Pool: 1 Spoonbill, 49 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Greenshank, 33 Redshank. (S Grose)

St Ives Island seawatch, 12:00 – 13:00: 1 Great Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, 350 Kittiwake, Guillemot/Razorbill passing at 120/min. (B Dodd)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Goosander, 14 Tufted Duck, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Great-crested Grebe, 8 Fieldfare. (C Moore)

Maenporth: 1 Firecrest and 10+ Long-tailed Tit by small waterworks on road down to Maenporth beach (from Swanpool direction) (M Wilson)

Stithians Resevoir: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 17 Lapwing, 17 Cormorant, 5 Wigeon, 11 Teal, 2 Reed Bunting. (D Chaney)

Bodmin: 1 Firecrest, possibly cat casualty, in a Bodmin garden. (R Preston-Mafham)

Malpas: 2 Spoonbill opposite layby in pines on Malpas Road; 1 Black Swan near Heron Pub. (A.Hill)

Windmill Farm: 1 Ring Ouzel near Dragonfly Ponds, 1 Marsh Harrier (fem/imm), 1 Peregrine Falcon. (R Hollis) Also 1 Merlin.  (D Wright)

College Reservoir: 3 Firecrest in scrub next to A39 near dam. (J Holmes)

Gannel Estuary: 33 Wigeon, 460 Black-headed Gull, 40 Great Black-backed Gull, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull. (S Rowe)

Penwithick: 2 Robin, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Chaffinch, 1 Magpie, 1 Cormorant  (overhead), 3 Blue Tit, 5 Goldfinch, 11 Starling, 15 House Sparrow,  2 Great Tit.  (K.Bowers)

Starling, Kevin Bowers

Cormorant, Kevin Bowers

Lanner Green: 1 Firecrest in private garden, (R Hampshire)

Pendeen 8:30-10am: 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, 9 Great Skua, 1 Common Scoter. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde)

St Levan: 1 Lapland Bunting calling and flying around stubble fields above church, 1 Siskin. (R Veal)

Marazion: 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Augarde, R Veal, B Mellow) Also 1 Water Pipit and 1 Yellow Wagtail on the beach again. (M Ahmad)

Yellow Wagtail, Mashuq Ahmad

Yellow Wagtail, Mashuq Ahmad

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Greenland White-fronted Goose on main island. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde)

Porthpean: 2 Common Scoter, 2 Surf Scoter ( both female types, one 1st winter and one adult female), 9 Great-Northern Diver. (B Bosisto)

Castle an Dinas: 1 Woodcock. (B Bosisto)

Penberth Cove: 1 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

Land’s End: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M McKee)

Lamorna: 1 Water Pipit, 1 Black Redstart, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Siskin, 3 Blackcap. (M McKee)


Friday 3rd November 2017

Late News, 02/11, Penzance: 2 male Blackcap in bird bath together, first of the year. (R Phillips)

Late photo, 31/10,  Mousehole: Olive-backed Pipit. (M Ahmad)

Olive-backed Pipit, Mashuq Ahmad

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, plus Curlew and Redshank at low tide this morning. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 1 female Pochard at north end. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Hen Harrier (female) by feeders at cut off hide at 08:10 this morning but flew off in direction of the main reservoir. Also Drake Mandarin with Mallard. Stuart Hutchings Hide: 97 Lapwing, 6 Snipe, 6 Goldeneye (female), 8 Teal, 15 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 90+ Golden Plover (circling overhead for second day running). (J St Ledger)

Lapwing, Mandarin and record shot of Hen Harrier – John St Ledger

Penryn vismig: 3500+ Woodpigeon, 850 Redwing, 120 Fieldfare, 4 Hawfinch, 1 Brambling this am. (B Porter)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Common Rosefinch by the Coastguard Cottages then flew towards Manor Farm but not relocated. (P Combridge)

Mawgan Porth: Hawfinch and 120 Woodpigeon over Mawgan Porth this morning. (P Roseveare)

Restronguet: Great White Egret on the Restronguet Creek opposite Point Quay at 09:45. (M Wilson)

Sancreed: 2 Whooper Swan, 4 Snipe, 14 Skylark, 14 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap (D Flumm)

Porthilly Farm:1 Cattle Egret in field directly behind porthilly sewage treatment works (S Grose)

Heamoor: 280 Redwing, 16 Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush NE between 7.30-8 am (P St Pierre)

Mounts Bay: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Scoter between St Michaels Mount and Penzance Harbour. (P St Pierre)

Truro: 2 m Blackcap feeding on Rowan berries in my garden am. (D Jenkins)

Trevose Head: 1 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 27 Song Thrush, 1 Fieldfare, 8 Blackbird,38 Redwing, 4 Goldcrest, 22 Meadow Pipit, 1 Olive-backed Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Black Redstart, 48 Woodpigeon, 2 Stock Dove, 15 Siskin, 58 Chaffinch, 9 Brambling, 2 Bullfinch, 18 Goldfinch, 6 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Porthcothan: 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (B Bosisto)

Park Head: 1 Curlew, 2 Black Redstart, 1 Richards Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Siskin, 1 Snow Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Devoran: 1 Great White Egret, 12 Cattle Egret, 1 Garganey. (S Votier)

Trevarrian: 1 Redpoll, 1 Brambling, 8 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Rame: 1 Firecrest this morning. (D Allan)

Treen: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling (MJ Spicer, P Aley, M Ahmad) Another report 2 juv Rose-coloured Starling in same garden.

Rose-coloured Starling – Mike Spicer

Rose-coloured Starling, Mashuq Ahmad

Maenporth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Firecrest ( T Phelps)

Marazion: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (T Phelps)  Mumuration of 10 – 12,000 Starlings this evening.

Part of the Starling murmuration, Tony Mills

Marazion Beach: 1 Water Pipit and 1 Yellow Wagtail on beach at 4.30pm. (M McKee)

Hayle: Brambling over  this morning. (T Phelps)

Siblyback Reservoir: Scaup still this afternoon. (D Julian)

Dozmary Pool: Ring-necked Duck and Scaup still this afternoon. (D Julian, A Payne)

Torpoint: 4 Brent Goose, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe. (C Buckland)

Freathy: 2 Reed Bunting, 12 Chaffinch, 1 m. Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, c20 Common Scoter. (M Jordan)

RSPB Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 drake Eider, 1 fem type Red-breasted Merganser, 33 Gannet, 13 Shag, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Arctic Skua, 11 Kittiwake, 4 Black-headed Gull, 24 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 37 Guillemot, 2 Razorbill and 1 Meadow Pipit. Also 2 Harbour Porpoise. (DK Parker) Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 drake Eider, 1 Manx Shearwater, 133 Gannet, 1 Shag, 46 Kittiwake, 1 Arctic Skua, 142 Herring Gull, 1w Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 45 Great Black-backed Gull and 47 Guillemot. (DK Parker)

Ruan Lanihorne -Fal saltmarsh:  (4.15pm). 2 Spoonbill flew up river from Ardevora, circled, prospected but did not land; then returned down river. Other birds present; 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 100+ Curlew, 30+ Redshank, 14 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 40 + Oystercatcher. 80+ Wigeon, 150+ Canada Geese, 11 Shelduck, 8 Mallard, 1 Water Rail, 2 Mute Swan and 1 Kingfisher. Also from midday onwards , some large , some small flocks of Woodpigeon going through , all flying westerly, 2500+ at least. (D Hall)

Camel Estuary, Burniere Point Hide: 2 Greenshank, 100+ Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Woodcock. (S Grose).

Perranporth beach: Among the gull flock were an adult winter Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull and 2 1st w Common Gull. (T Wilson)

Kelynack: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (P Aley)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest, 18+ Siskin, 10+ Goldcrest, 8+ Chiffchaff, 3 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, Great Spotted Woodpecker. (P Aley)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Snow Bunting, 1.Wheatear. (P Aley)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, estuary: 30+ Teal, 15 Lapwing, 8 Mute Swan, 20 Golden Plover. Ryan’s Field: 1 Grey Heron, 52 Golden Plover, 50 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 1 Robin, 2 Jay, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Redshank. (K.Bowers) Also 1 Whooper Swan reported on estuary.

Teal, Kevin Bowers

Robin, Kevin Bowers

Lapwing, Kevin Bowers

Curlew, Kevin Bowers

Downderry: 2 Great Northern Diver offshore, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 13 Common Scoter west, whilst 20+ Kittiwake in the bay, early this morning. (A Payne)

Colliford Lake: 1 Caspian Gull (3w) among many Lesser Black-backed Gulls at the dam. (A Payne) Also 1 Hen Harrier reported.

Windmill Farm: 1 female/immature Marsh Harrier this afternoon. (D Wright)

Gannel Estuary: 15 Little Egret, 138 Curlew, 11 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin, 4 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe)

St Merryn: 20+ Goldcrest. 19 Long-tailed Tit. 4 Bullfinch. 300+ Woodpigeon in private woods. (R Hughes)

St Ives harbour beach: 12 Ringed Plover. (E Tackley)

Tregonetha Downs: 2 Tawny Owl, Redwings, Snipe, (S Grose).

Porthgwarra: 1 Ring Ouzel.

Polgigga: 1 Turtle Dove at Lower Bosistow.

Bosullow: Firecrest in private garden.

Crowlas: 2 Firecrest.

St Ives: Firecrest again in private garden.

Lands End: 1 hybrid Hooded/Carrion Crow. (M Ahmad)

Hybrid Crow, Hooded x Carrion, Mashuq Ahmad.


Thursday 2nd November 2017

Late News, 01/11, Mullion: 1 Hawfinch south over the garden. Old Lizard Head: House Martin. (M Pass)

Late news, 31/10, Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Grey Partridge. (C Selway)

Late News, 31/10, Gam Bridge, St Breward: 200+ Redwing. (R Hooper)

Gwithian: 1w White-rumped Sandpiper still showing well at St. Gothian Sands LNR

The Camel: 3 Great White Egret still present near the Amble dam this afternoon. (M Scawen)

Treen: 1 juv Rosy Starling for second day.

Dozmary Pool: 1 m Ring-necked Duck still.

Lizard area: Redpoll, 2 Brambling (all flyovers) (M Pass)

Charlestown: 2 (m+f) Blackcap in private garden. (D Hastilow)

St Ives: 1f Black Redstart on the island. (S Turner) Firecrest in private garden.

Sancreed: 2 Whooper Swan (D Flumm)1 Cattle Egret Sellan Farm (D Flumm, H Booker, C Townend)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1m Stonechat Castle Beach: 2 Stonechat, 1 f type Black Redstart, 6 Rock Pipit including one probable Scandinavian, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Goldcrest Swanpool: 3 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (in subsong), 3 Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch. (D Chaney)

Windmill Farm: 17 Fieldfare. (C Richards)

Land’s End: 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Siskin, 1 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 500 Starling, 1 female-type Black Redstart at complex, 1 Great Northern Diver low over complex. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

St Buryan: 2 Black Redstart at Tower Meadows. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Saltash: 1 Firecrest at Churchtown NR  (M Beer)

Porthgwarra: 5+ Goldcrest, 5+ Firecrest, 2 Buzzard, 4 Wren, 1 Blackcap, 1 Bullfinch, 100+ Starling, 12 Golden Plover, 2 Kestrel, 1 Short-eared Owl. (B Sharples)

Kynance: 2 m+f Black Redstart on cliff and beach at Kynance Cove. (J Beckett)

Padstow: 2 Wren, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Turnstone, c12 Cormorant, 6+ Great Black-backed Gull and 1 Redshank. (H Wilkins)

Porthcurno: 5 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 5 Firecrest, c20 Goldcrest, 3 Bullfinch and 1 Jay. Also c40 Skylark and c60 Chaffinch flew east. (DK Parker)

St Levan: 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, c12 Goldcrest and 12 Long-tailed Tit by the turning circle. Also c2,000 Starling, 40 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling and 1 Reed Bunting in the adjacent stubble field. (DK Parker)

Brambling, Dave Parker

Drift Reservoir: 2 Whooper Swan and 1 Common Sandpiper viewable from the car park. (DK Parker)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Hawfinch, Firecrest plus lots of Chiffchaff and Blackcap. (L Proctor)

Penzance: 4 Hawfinch low west over Heamoor early morning. (P St Pierre)

Nanquidno: 2 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff. (C Moore)

Little Kelynack: 1 Brambling. (C Moore)

St Merryn: 10+ Goldcrest feeding in conifers. (R Hughes)

Towan Head: 6 Purple Sandpiper, 28 Turnstone, 18 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: 18 Little Grebe, 1 Woodcock, (R Hampshire)

Lanner, Carnmarth: 1 Woodcock, (R Hampshire)

Trevowhan, Rose Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest, Snow Bunting. (P Combridge & J Swann)

Heamoor: 4 Hawfinch west, also 1 Redpoll, 4 Siskin, 14 Fieldfare 210 Redwing (P St Pierre)

Boscathnoe Reservoir: 3 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Bullfinch, Green Woodpecker (P St Pierre)

Nanjizal: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 5 Firecrest ringed.


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)


Tuesday 31st October 2017

Late News, 30/10, Sennen: 1+ Lapland Bunting in stubble behind Sennen School, also 80+ Skylark. (P St Pierre, M Elliott)

Late News, 30/10, Camborne: 20-30 thrush sp over at 9am. (D King)

Constantine: 1 American Golden Plover over from Lizard towards NE, also juv Merlin & 1 Brambling over SW, c150 Woodpigeon. Also 2 Black Redstart in Trebarvah Court. (J Chapman)

Pendeen: Great White Egret over at 08:30, also 2 Snow Bunting & 1 Lapland Bunting. (P Combridge)

St Levan: Great White Egret at the reedbed pool, St Levan at 09:35hrs. (M Wallace)

Land’s End: Great White Egret over W at 09:54, 5 Reed Bunting, 1 Firecrest, 2 Siskin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Also 1 Short-eared Owl & 7 Brambling early am. (G Hodgson)

St Buryan: 3 Black Redstart at Tower Meadows. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra: Ring Ouzel, Woodcock this morning. (M Wallace) Also 2 Ring Ouzel (1c & adult male), c20 Song Thrush, 14 Redwing, 5 Firecrest, 12 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail, c300 Chaffinch, 3 Bullfinch, 3 Brambling, 1 Siskin, c60 Skylark, c1,000 Wood Pigeon, c60 Stock Dove, 1 Woodcock (second individual), 24 Lapwing, 1 Peregrine & 2 Sparrowhawk. (DK Parker)

Sancreed (viz mig 07:30-09:30): 2 Hawfinch south @ 08:10, 2 Little Egret, 25 Lapwing, 112 Golden Plover, 20 Snipe, 200 Woodpigeon, 15 Stock Dove, 17 Skylark, 28 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush, 6 Blackbird, 2 Grey Wagtail, 6 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 4 Siskin all west. 11 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 1 Wigeon, 2 Teal, c300 Woodpigeon pottering in area. 2 Woodcock flushed in afternoon. (D Flumm)

St Ives, Consols: 500 Fieldfare, 1 Black Redstart (S Turner)

St Minver Cricket Club: 13 Fieldfare overhead (S Grose)

Penzance: 5 egrets over Morrab Road, Penzance c10:00 – looked like Cattle Egret. (B Dawson) Juv Rose-coloured Starling at bottom of Morrab Rd by St John’s School at 09:00. (M Southam)

Treverva: 150 Fieldfare passing through, 2 Stonechat, 100+ Canada Goose W towards College Reservoir, Red Admiral, Peacock. (D Chaney)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern in front of Cheshire Homes. (J Parker)

Hayle Estuary: 4 Spoonbill in afternoon. (S Kolodziejski) 2 Spoonbill still Lelant Saltings late afternoon. (D King)

Hayle: c200 Starling over fire station at 4pm. (D King)

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Ruff, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Goldeneye from Stuart Hutchings hide. Male Mandarin at Golden Lion cut off. (S Kolodziejski)

Bude Estuary: 1 Little Egret, 59 Black-headed Gull, 18 Herring Gull, 6 Pied Wagtail (and many more around the town), 1 Rock Pipit, 2 Raven over, 1 Oystercatcher. (H Kendall)

Bude: 1 Chiffchaff. (H Wilkins)

Chiffchaff, Helen Wilkins

Rock, Porthilly Point: 101 Oystercatcher, 4 Redshank, 20 Turnstone, 1 Common Snipe on water’s edge, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Song Thrush, 13 Little Egret. (S Grose).

Mousehole: 1 Olive-backed Pipit along path to right off Love Lane. (M Elliott-finder, M Pass, MJ Spicer)

St Gothian Sands: White-rumped Sandpiper still present. (P Freestone, D King) Also Firecrest. (P Freestone)

Sennen: Lapland Bunting still present in stubble field behind school, also Skylark flock. (G Hodgson)

Kenidjack: 9 Hawfinch mid-morning. (G Hodgson) Red-breasted Flycatcher still in copse by engine sheds, 14 Chough. (J Swann, P Combridge, P Fraser et al). Also Firecrest, 2 Bullfinch, 6 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and Brambling (heard). (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Mawer, P Fraser).

Dozmary Pool: Drake Ring-necked Duck still present.

Wacker Quay: 50 Avocet, 70 Shelduck, Kingfisher, 3 Greenshank, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Teal, Wigeon. (C & J Hannaford)

Lower Tamar Lake: 200+ Canada Geese, 2 Snow Geese, 1 Little Grebe. (R Mudge)


Monday 30th October 2017

Late News, 25/10, Windmill Farm: 1 Rose-coloured Starling.

Late News, 29/10, Maer Lake: Wigeon, Teal, Black-tailed Godwits, Lapwings, Curlew, few Snipe,  200+Golden Plover. (T Nicholson)

Late News, 29/10, Stepper Point: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler found dead on coast path. (S Marquis)

Yellow-browed Warbler, Simon Marquis

Yellow-browed Warbler, Simon Marquis

Yellow-browed Warbler, Simon Marquis

Constantine: 2 Firecrest, 2 Black Redstart, 2 Stonechat, 3 Chiffchaff; 200 Woodpigeon South. (J Chapman)

Sancreed (vis mig 07:30-09:30): 10,030 Woodpigeon, 134 Stock Dove, 200 Jackdaw, 1 Snipe, 2 Lapwing, 17 Skylark, 10 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, 5 Blackbird, 15 Meadow Pipit, 12 Siskin, 1 Grey Wagtail west & 3 Little Egret in fields. Also 1 fem/imm Marsh Harrier west over village at 10:35 hrs. Later, 110 Fieldfare, 20 Skylark and 26 Lapwing in fields.(D Flumm)

Woodpigeons, Sancreed, Dave Flumm

Woodpigeons, Sancreed, Dave Flumm

Woodpigeon, Sancreed, Dave Flumm

Carrick Roads from Loe Beach: 13 Black-necked Grebe, 1 f Common Scoter, 2 Brent Goose over. (J St Ledger)

Black-necked Grebe, John St Ledger

Brent Geese, John St Ledger

Devoran: 1000’s Wood Pigeon, 100’s Redwing, 5 Bullfinch, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Spoonbill. (S Votier)

Penryn: 1 Hawfinch over, 4000 Woodpigeon over ESI this morning. (M Silk)

St Ives: 30 Golden Plover at Rosewall Hill, 1m Black Redstart at Consols. (S Turner) Also 1 Sabine’s Gull past.

Falmouth: Castle Beach: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Little Egret, 3 Rock Pipit, Swanpool Point: 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Rock Pipit Swanpool: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Chiffchaff Swanvale: 2 Firecrest, Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 2 Raven over. (D Chaney)

Falmouth: Hawfinch, Brambling, Fieldfares, 350 Redwing & 60+ Skylark viz mig this am (B Porter)

Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Willow Tit. (T Nicholson) Also 24 Fieldfare, 3 Grey Heron, c30 Black-headed Gull, 2 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 2 Dunnock, 1m Stonechat, 1 Meadow Pipit, 3 Wren, 1 Marsh Tit, 11 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Robin, 1 Bullfinch. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 10 Great Crested Grebe, c300 Canada Geese, 6 Wigeon, 8 Moorhen, c32 Coot, 3f Shoveler, 4 Bullfinch, c30 Mallard, 3 Coal Tit, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Great Tit, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Robin. (R Mudge)

Bude Canal: Cetti’s Warblers. (T Nicholson)

Rame: 1 Wheatear, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Reed Bunting. (D Allan) Also 3 Chiffchaff, 10+ Goldcrest, 1 Redwing, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, Linnet flocks, 3 Skylark, 4 Cirl Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer, 6 Stonechat, 1 Raven. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Buzzard, Chris Buckland

Yellowhammer, Chris Buckland

Chiffchaff, Chris Buckland

Old Lizard Head: 1 Greenland White-fronted Goose, 1 Lapland Bunting, 3 Brambling over early. (M Pass, I Maclean et al)

Lizard, Lloyds Lane: 3 Swallow. (M Pass) 1 Serin in stubble fields, though mobile. (I Maclean)

Lizard Point: 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1300 Kittiwake. (I Maclean)

Housel Bay: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest. (M Pass)

Church Cove: 3 Firecrest. (M Pass)

Nanjizal: Vis mig – 4 Fieldfare, 4 Song Thrush, 13 Redwing, 1 Water Rail, 2619 Woodpigeon, 56 Stock Dove, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redpoll, 84 Siskin, 2 Common Snipe, 253 Golden Plover, 25 Lapwing, 2 Brambling, 5 Swallow, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher. (B Bosisto) 185 birds ringed  including: 51 Chiffchaff, 25 Goldcrest, 6 Firecrest, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 11 Blackcap, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Brambling, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Redwing. Also 2 Hawfinch over.(B Bosisto, K Wilson)

Sennen: 1 Richard’s Pipit in grass field behind the school, 1 Snipe, 1 Dunlin over. (B Bosisto, R Treeby)

Kenidjack: 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Fieldfare. (B Bosisto) Also 1 Brambling. (M Spicer)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Greenland White-fronted Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 2 Whooper Swan, 1 Kingfisher, 23 Stock Dove. (B Bosisto)

Marazion Marsh: 1 f/imm Marsh Harrier at 14:30, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret. (B Oakes) Also 3 Carrion Crow, 1 Kingfisher, good numbers of Teal. (N Wills, L Salway) 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling at Longrock Pool at dusk.

Marsh Harrier, Ben Oakes

Marsh Harrier, Ben Oakes

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 White-rumped Sandpiper still. (B Oakes)

White-rumped Sandpiper, Ben Oakes

Land’s End: 4 Black Redstart, Woodlark over. Also 14 Skylark, 450 Woodpigeon, 4 Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Bullfinch. (P Taylor, H Mitchell). 2 Firecrest, 1 Brambling (heard). (P St Pierre, M Elliott)

Trevescan: 1 Black Redstart.

Porthgwarra: 2 Black Redstart.

Allet: 2 Hawfinch over north at 07:40.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: juv Spoonbill still at Ryan’s Field. (R Treeby) Also 2 Kingfisher, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Jay, 15 Golden Plover, 22 Lapwing, 9 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 6 Redshank. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Polgigga: 1 Turtle Dove on Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Pendeen: 1f Black Redstart at lighthouse. (Cornwall Birding) 1 Hawfinch & 1 Lapland Bunting over Manor Farm. (P Combridge)

Bosullow: 1 Hooded Crow, 1 Fieldfare, 13 Snipe. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Glossy Ibis at 16:40, flew toward Camel Estuary.

Torpoint: 3 f Pintail, 1 f Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Brent Goose. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Nare Head: 1 Chough feeding in field. (P Fletcher)

Ninestones: 1 Willow Tit. (C Imms, R Eynon)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Ring-necked Duck, 1 Hen Harrier, 3 Ruff, c400 Golden Plover, c100 Lapwing. (C Imms, R Eynon)

Gurnard’s Head: 1 Little Egret west, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Skylark in off sea. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Boswednack: 1 Fieldfare, 7 Redwing, 2 Chough, 1 Firecrest, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.(Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penzance: c30 Turnstone & 2 Purple Sandpiper between pier & Battery Rocks. (N Wills, L Salway)


Saturday 28th October 2017

Late news, 27/10, St Levan:  Ring Ouzel and 4 Firecrest, Dolphin sps offshore. (D Balmer)

Gwithian: 1w White-rumped Sandpiper still present on small pool at St Gothian Sands. (R Veal, B Bosisto, J St Ledger, R Loader, D Balmer et al)

White-rumped Sandpiper – John St Ledger

White-rumped Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

St Ives: Snow Bunting at West Cornwall golf course. (S Turner)

Sancreed: 2 Hawfinch east, c500 Redwing, 1 Black Redstart, 5 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 3 Black Redstart, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (Doctor’s Garden), 7 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 6 Fieldfare, 14 Skylark, 3 Med Gull. (D Flumm) 3 Black Redstart (coastguard cottages), 8 Brambling, 9 Siskin, 3 Firecrest, 4 Stock Dove, 10 Fieldfare. (R Veal, B Bosisto) Still one Richard’s Pipit flying around, N of the wall, plus Short-eared Owl on the moor. (M Wallace) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (car park), 2 Brambling, 6 Fieldfare, 3 Black Redstart, 4 Firecrest. (B Field) 7+ Firecrest, 12 Goldcrest, 9 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap and 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker between 60ft Cover and car park. (DK Parker)

Black Redstart – Brian Field

Dozmary Pool: 1 male Ring-necked Duck, 1 female Scaup, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Pochard, 26 Tufted Duck. (D Eva, P Stidwill, D Balmer) Also 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (D Balmer)

Long-tailed Duck – Phil Stidwill

Treverva: 500 Woodpiegon over south, 6 Song Thrush. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 39 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 6 Tufted Duck. (D Chaney)

Sennen: 1 Merlin, 1 Common Gull, 10 Snipe, 12 Lapwing. (R Veal, B Bosisto)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbill, c70 Med Gull, 5 Shelduck. (R Veal, B Bosisto) 116 Med Gull (D Balmer) Ryan’s Field: 2 Spoonbill, 4 Black-tailed Godwit. (J St Ledger, R Loader)

Black-tailed Godwit – John St Ledger

Crowlas: 530 Redwing over in just 15 minutes this morning. (R Veal)

Devoran: 25 Hawfinch (22+1+2), 10 Bullfinch, 1000s Redwing & Woodpigeon viz mig. (S Votier)

Cot Valley: 1 Short-eared Owl over being mobbed by c100 Meadow Pipit, 5 Fieldfare, 50 Lapwing, 14 Chough. (M&F Jones)

Nanquidno: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Snipe. (M&F Jones)

Kenidjack: 4+ Firecrest near the sewage works. (M&F Jones) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 6 Firecrest. (C Urquhart)

Kingsmill Lake: 150+ Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Snipe, Greenshank, Redshank, Dunlin, many Canada Geese. (K Baum)

St Just in Roseland: Great White Egret at 10:30 flew from Carrick Roads over headland E towards St Antony Head, 9 Cirl Bunting in hedges fringing winter barley patch, 2 Firecrest, 2 Blackcap, 4 Bullfinch, juv Gannet over Carrick Roads & 1 Redwing. (JH&K Dalziel)

Praa: 1 Black Redstart still. (R Teague)

Widemouth Bay: 10+ Oystercatcher, 3 Stonechat and 1 Kestrel. (H Wilkins)

Torpoint: 8 Shoveler, 1 Great Northern Diver in summer plumage, 4 Brent Goose, 500+ Wigeon, 10+ Dunlin, 30+ Redshank. (C Buckland)

Penryn: 1300 Redwing and first Fieldfare of the autumn at Tremough Campus. (C Urquhart)

Sennen: 1 Richard’s Pipit. (C Urquhart)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 15,000+ Starling flew in to roost. (C Urquhart) 17 Med Gull, 6 Black-headed Gull, 28 Herring Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 1 Great Black-backed Gull on Longrock Pool this afternoon. (DK Parker) Rose-coloured Starling again. (P Roseveare)

Colliford Lake: 4 Yellow-legged Gull this afternoon. (D Balmer)

Lower Bosistow: 1 Red-throated Pipit this morning before flying towards Skewjack, but not relocated. Also 3 new Yellow-browed Warbler. (J Ryan)

Trevilley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Trevilley Farm. (L Proctor)

Lizard Point: 7 Brambling, 12 Siskin over. 2 Ring Ouzel and 3 Fieldfare in Youth Hostel garden and 1 Hawfinch in trees above Wavecrest Cafe. (I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Lapland Bunting, 3 Reed Bunting, 25 Skylark, 6 Fieldfare. (I Maclean) 1 Little Bunting. (T Blunden)

Housel Bay: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Redpoll, 5 Siskin (I Maclean)

Caerthillian: 1 Firecrest (I Maclean)

Kynance: 1 Wheatear (I Maclean)

Church Cove: 1 Mistle Thrush (I Maclean)

Chapel Amble: Glossy Ibis reported. (per A Langdon)