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)

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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)

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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

 

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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)

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Saturday 14th October 2017

Late news, 13/10, RSPB Scillonian III wildlife cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock & return: 12 Kittiwake, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 26 Gannet, 3 Arctic Skua, 12 Guillemot, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Harbour Porpoise, 6 Common Dolphin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Late news, 13/10, RSPB Scillonian III wildlife cruise, Wolf Rock to St Mary’s & return: 42 Gannet, 4 Great Skua, 5 Guillemot, 1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Puffin, 2 Razorbill, 1 Arctic Skua. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Water Rail, 3 Little Grebe, 5 Coot, 6 Snipe, 2 Grey Heron and 2 Cayuga Ducks. (S Grose)

Par Docks: 12 Canada Geese standing on the roof of one the dock buildings! (S Grose)

Mullion Cove: pair of Goldcrest, troupe of Long-tailed Tits and female Grey Wagtail in a private garden. (J Allely)

Porthgwarra: 1 Bearded Tit heard only, flying over at 09:15. (R Veal, M Ahmad) 1 1w Red-breasted Flycatcher first seen in willows below Doctor’s Garden then made its way up the valley. (R Veal, M Pass) Also Hawfinch late morning. (M Pass)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 14 Mallard, 5 Teal, 1 Garganey, 3 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 45 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 2+ Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat, 26 Meadow Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Polgigga: Turtle Dove on wires at Lower Bosisto. (MD Wallace)

Penryn Campus: 4 Firecrest. (J Chapman)

Goss Moor: 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Mistle Thrush and 6 Redwing. (S Grose)

Trevose Head: 9 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap and 14 Blackbird. (B Bosisto)

Camel Estuary: 24 Wigeon, 2 Golden Plover, 25 Ringed Plover,  24 Dunlin and 1 Firecrest. (B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 drake Pintail, 1 Peregrine, 27 Golden Plover, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (B Bosisto)

Caerthillian: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Merlin. (D Eva)

Church Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Eva, I Maclean) Also 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Lizard Village: 1 Hawfinch. (D Collins, D Eva, I Maclean) Also 1 Turtle Dove. (I Maclean) The same or another Turtle Dove seen nearby. (J Chapple)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Lapland Bunting over. (I Maclean)

Kynance: 1 Hawfinch flew N over Kynance Road. (T Blunden)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 2 Tawny Owls calling at 04:00, plus 1 Swallow in the afternoon. (B Toms)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Water: 12 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Spotted Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 34 Bar-tailed Godwit, 32 Med Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Kingfisher. Carnsew Pool: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin. Ryan’s Field: 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank. Copperhouse Creek: 1 Greenshank, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Med Gull. (D Flumm, AR Kitson)

St Gothian Sands: 14 Tufted, 4 Teal and 2 Stonechat. (D Flumm, AR Kitson)

Predannack Downs: Merlin this afternoon. (D Wright)

Merlin – Dougy Wright

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Dipper, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 Blackcap and 3 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Calenick Creek: 2 Spoonbill, 8 Greenshank. (A Nicholson)

Tresillian River, Tresillian to St Clement: 7 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher. (A Nicholson)

Tresmple Pool: Great Crested Grebe, Kingfisher. (A Nicholson)

Rame Head: 1 Hobby over at midday. (C Buckland)

Torpoint West Muds: 2 summer plumage Red-throated Diver, 55 Turnstone, 420 Wigeon. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Cattle Egret, 13 Little Egret at Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

Loe Pool: 1 Firecrest, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Water Rail, 10 Great Crested Grebe including 1 immature (the second immature seen previously at the Eastern end of the pool was not seen or heard today), 2 Kingfisher, 3 Moorhen including 1 immature, 181 Herring Gull, 21 Cormorant. (G Adams)

Kenidjack: 1 Firecrest. (JD Swann)

Cot Valley: 1 FIrecrest. (D Helliar)

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Friday 13th October 2017

Late news, 12/10, St Breock: c200 Golden Plover over. (per DK Parker)

Late news, 12/10, St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler reported still. (per DK Parker)

Late news, 12/10, Par: Light phase Honey Buzzard reported drifting out to sea, mobbed by corvids. (N Bastin)

Helford: Red-throated Diver on Helford River next to Merthen Woods. (J Stanbury)

Loe Pool: Hobby, Firecrest, Water Rail and 2 Kingfisher. (R Hollis)

Pendeen: Snow Bunting flew over the lighthouse. (P Combridge)

Nanquidno: 5 Firecrest, c10 Chiffchaff, 1 Merlin, 1 Hobby, 1 Hawfinch (in pines above Byways Lodge then flew north towards St Just), 7 Chough, 1 Brambling over south. (A Rosier)

Porthgwarra: 1 Golden Plover, 2 Chough, 9 Chiffchaff, 8 Firecrest (2 in 60ft cover, 6 in toilet block area). No sign of the Red-eyed Vireo. (B Bosistow, P Roseveare)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Little Egret, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Gadwall, 1 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher. (B Bosistow, P Roseveare) 2 Cormorant, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Moorhen, 2 Tufted Duck, 29 Mallard. (K Bowers)

Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe and Tufted Duck – Kevin Bowers

Kennall Vale, Ponsanooth: 2 Dipper. (R Hampshire)

Penberth: 6+ Firecrest. (S Turner)

Kenidjack: 1 Firecrest, 6 Chough. (D Helliar)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Cattle Egret, 13 Little Egret at roost; 130 Curlew, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest. (D Allan)

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Thursday 12th October 2017

Late news, 11/10, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 26 Greylag Goose took flight with 100 plus Canada Goose by dusk heading North. (J Evans)

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-eyed Vireo 1 in 60ft cover, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by first pool, 5 Firecrest. (B Field)

Red-eyed Vireo, Brian Field

Red-eyed Vireo, Brian Field

Yellow-browed Warbler, Brian Field

Firecrest, Brian Field

Firecrest, Brian Field

Nanquidno: 2 Firecrest. (B Field) 

Kenidjack: 1 Firecrest. (B Field) 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap & 3 Chough. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Lands End: 2 Chiffchaff, 15 Skylark over, also 2 Reed Buntings and 11 Chough. (J Hawkey pers comm. P Harrison)

Nanjizal: 180 birds ringed including 87 Goldcrest, 17 Firecrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 20 Blackcap, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler. Also a 1st y Hobby flying around. (K Wilson)

Buttermilk Hill: 1, Snow Bunting  (male), 1 Dartford Warbler, 1 Ring Ouzel, 74 Meadow Pipit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Common Buzzard and 6 Raven. (V Stratton)

Snow Bunting, Viv Stratton

Snow Bunting, Viv Stratton

Lizard Point and Village: 1 Rose-coloured Starling (still in Henrys Croft at 10:45 and then at football pitch 11:05), 1 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, 200 Meadow Pipit, 42 Swallow, 34 Chaffinch, 1 Siskin, 1 Redpoll, 1 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Church Cove: 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, 3 Blackcap, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 37 Swallow, 1 Hawfinch (flew over the churchyard twice , no sign after searching copse to the north of the churchyard where it landed), 1 Yellow browed Warbler (in the churchyard). (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Penryn: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 6 Firecrest on campus. (B Porter)

Gannel Estuary: 131 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Bar tailed Godwit, 1 Black tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher,1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Redshank, 13 Little Egret, 2 Cattle Egret at Penpol Creek roost this evening. (S Grose)

Tallack’s Creek, Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 80+ Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 70+ Curlew, 4 Tawny Owls (2 pairs – heard calling). (J St Ledger) Also a Polish Ringed black headed Gull. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Spotted Redshank and Redshank, John St Ledger

Little Petherick Creek: 1 Greenshank. (E Mayhew)

Rame: 2 Firecrest, 1 Hobby, 2 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 2 Kestrel, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Cirl Bunting, Yellowhammers, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits, 2 Grey Wagtail,.3 Pied Wagtail,4 Collared Dove, 20+ Goldcrest. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Kingsmill Lake: 2 Marsh Tit feeding close to hide this evening, 1 Grey Plover, 17 Greenshank. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Pendeen: Wryneck still present. (P Combridge)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Curlw Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 4 Greenshank, 63 Redshank, 59 Curlew, 36 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 28 Oystercatcher, 26 Greylag Geese, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 11 Little Egret and 2 Kingfisher. (DK Parker)

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