Friday 23rd November 2018

Late news, 22/11, St Erth: Hoopoe sat on fence near the Lamb & Flag. (per T Mills)

Late news, 22/11, Loe Pool: 21 Great Crested Grebe, 29 Pochard, 12 Shoveler, 1 Pintail, 1 redhead Goosander. (G Mitchell)

Late news, 22/11, Lizard: Male Merlin at Church Cove. (G Mitchell)

Late news, 22/11, Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs still at 13:30. (B Rankine)

Lesser Yellowlegs – Barry Rankine

Rock: 21 Cattle Egret at Porthilly Farm. (S Grose)

Cattle Egrets – Shaun Grose

Nanjizal: Serin and Lapland Bunting today. (K Wilson)

Caerthillian: Richard’s Pipit still by the pump station. (M Pass, D Collins)

Cot Valley: Juvenile Iceland Gull south over Cot Valley at 10:40. (N Wheatley)

Pendeen Watch: Snow Bunting on track to coastguard cottages. (P Clement)

Sennen Cove: Great Northern Diver, Chough on rocks next to car park. (J Miller)

Sancreed: 303 Canada Geese incl some hybrids, 12 Greylag, 14 Snipe. (D Flumm)

Mount’s Bay: 2 Velvet Scoter, 32 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: c20,000 Starlings left the roost at dawn. (P Fraser) 11 Tufted Duck (5 drakes) on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

Hayle: 1 Knot, c350 Golden Plover, 3 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 drk Shoveler, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Kittiwake, 35 Shelduck, 74 Mediterranean Gull, 2 (adult+ 3rd winter) Yellow-legged Gull. (T Phelps, M Doyle, G Jenkins-Jones)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 (2nd winter) Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Common Gull, 3 Dunlin, 165 Lapwing, 15 Wigeon, 4 Shoveler, 1 Goldeneye, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal. (T Phelps, M Doyle, G Jenkins-Jones)

Yellow-legged Gull, Toby Phelps

Perranuthnoe: Adult male Black Redstart. (G Mitchell)

Prussia Cove: 2 Great Northern Divers. (G Mitchell)

Mullion: 2 Black Redstarts in the Polurrian Hotel grounds. (R Moore)

Bodmin:  Female Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 female Siskins, female Greenfinch and a male Blackcap on garden feeders.  Also swarms of Goldfinches, Chaffinches and tit species. (R Preston-Mafham)

College Reservoir: 65 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 12 Moorhen, Water Rail (h), 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest. (D Chaney)

Portscatho: 6 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 47 Mediterranean Gull (4 of which were colour ringed), 6 Dunlin, 15 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine. (J St Ledger)

Kestrel – John St Ledger

Eider – John St Ledger

Carne Beach: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 19 Common Scoter, 3 Eider. (J St Ledger)

Coverack: 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Firecrest. (D Collins)

Croft Pasco Pool: 3 Gadwall, 1 Wigeon, 1 Teal. (D Collins)

Helston/Loe Pool: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest. (D Collins)

Gannel Estuary: 138 Curlew, 12 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 18 Dunlin, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Med Gull. (S Rowe) Also 14 Wigeon. (M Lammas)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Short-eared Owl. (M Lammas)

Spit Beach, Par: 1 Purple Sandpiper hanging out with a group of Turnstone this afternoon. (G Treadwell)

Purple Sandpiper, Gary Treadwell

Tehidy Woods: 1 Jay. (R Bunt)

Crugmeer: 1 Barn Owl, 2 Tawny Owl, 2 Snipe, 4 Raven, Covey of Grey Partridge walking on main road. (S Grose)

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Thursday 15th November 2018

Late news, 15/11, Goonhilly: 1 Marsh Harrier. (P Bedford)

Late news, 15/11, Kenidjack: Dusky Warbler still present at the sewage works. (T McGowan)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs and Spoonbill at Tallacks Creek. (S Votier)

Trevose Head: 1w female Pied Wheatear still present above the lifeboat station, park at the NT car park and keep to public footpaths. (S Rogers) Still present late morning and 1 Merlin over. (J St Ledger)

Pied Wheatear – Steve Rogers

Pied Wheatear, Mark Halliday

Rock: 47 Cattle Egret moved off in one flock from Porthilly Farm towards and over Cant Hill, should be viewable from Camel Trail. (S Grose)

Housel Bay: Little Bunting still at the Waterings. (T Blunden) Also Merlin in the area. (G Mitchell)

Coverack: 1 Black Redstart. (P Bedford)

Gwithian: Possible Hooded Crow feeding on grass in and around Dog Walkers Car Park area.

Polurrian: 2 Black Redstarts around Polurrian Bay Hotel and chalets. (G Mitchell)

Ruan High Lanes area: Fly over groups of Redwings, (100+, 50+ and 40) heading South East, largeish numbers for the Roseland at 09:30. (D Hall)

Pentire Headland: Short-eared Owl this afternoon at c14:30 on the South Fistral side, it landed for a while on the pitch and putt course. (P Stephenson)

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap, 2f Brambling & juv Sparrowhawk. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Kenidjack: 6 Chough, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Long Rock: Black Redstart, 26 Sanderling, 3 Turnstone, Rock Pipit, 8 Ringed Plover between Cafe & Car Park. (R Teague)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Immature Garganey with the Teal off the causeway. (T McGowan)

Rock Helipad Field: 3 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

At Sea: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Great skuas and 20 Dolphins between Wolf Rock and Land’s End. (J Pender)

Nancegollan: 100s of Redwing and Chaffinch moving through, westward throughout the day, 15 Fieldfare west, 2 Raven. (D Chaney)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1Tawny Owl appears to be hunting bats from Trenance riding stables. (S Grose)

Roseland, St Anthony’s Head: 1 Swallow (11.30am ).  (per Simon Perry)

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Sunday 4th November 2018

Lizard, Housel Bay: 1 Little Bunting showing well in scrubby field on right side of footpath then flew to fields. (L Langley)

Kynance: 1 Little Bunting, 1 Lapland Bunting in stubble fields along Kynance Road. (I Maclean)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great Egret still showing well at south end. (L Langley J St Ledger) Also 9 Snipe, 2 Teal, 2 Reed Bunting. (J St Ledger)

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 122 Redshank, 78 Curlew, 44 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Dunlin, 7 Oystercatcher (D Eva)

Lands End: 1 Lapland Bunting, 2 Brambling, 1 Short-eared Owl, 13 Reed Bunting, 3 Siskin, 160 Chaffinch, 30 Meadow Pipit, 6 Chiffchaff 1 Blackcap and 150 Jackdaw. Also 1 Firecrest and 1 Green Sandpiper on Treeve Common. (P St Pierre)

Trevilley: 1 Lapland Bunting. (P St Pierre)

Men-an-Tol and vicinity: 2 Kestrel, 2 Lapland Bunting (Watchcroft), 5 Dartford Warbler (3 calling White Downs, 2 seen Watchcroft North Slope). (J Evans)

West Pentire, Newquay: 3 Lapland Bunting, 60 Skylark, 40 Linnet, 12 Meadow Pipit, 1 Snipe. (S Rowe)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler calling from trees on opposite side to car park. (R Veal)

Penryn, Ponsharden boatyard: 1 Spoonbill. (Rob Higgs)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill still.

Newquay: 1 Snow Bunting still at  PC at south end of golf course. (P Ash, B Bosisto)

Snow Bunting, Paul Ash

Penzance: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Purple Sandpiper below promenade. Also 3 Eider in harbour and 1 Great Northern Diver in bay. (R Veal, R Augarde, M Ahmad)

Curlew Sandpiper, Reuben Veal

Curlew Sandpiper, Steve Rogers

Curlew Sandpiper, Steve Rogers

Par, Spit Beach:1 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Sanderling, 7 Turnstone, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Par Market East Carpark: 2 Nuthatch, 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Sancreed: 1 Woodcock and 1 Crossbill. (D Flumm)

Sennen: 3 Crossbill and 1 Siskin. (P St Pierre)

Mullion Cove: 1 m Black Redstart.

The Knavocks: 1 Short-eared Owl. (G. Rogers)

Short-eared Owl, Geoff Rogers

Penryn river, Gorrangorras: 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher. (D Chaney)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Common Scoter distantly in Falmouth Bay. Carrick Roads: 1 white-breasted ‘desmaretii type’ Shag, 1 Harbour Porpoise, Castle Beach: 21 Turnstone, 1 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 15 Oystercatcher, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 white ‘Embden’ farmyard Goose (rather inconcongruous on the rocks). (D Chaney)

Gluvian: 19 Yellowhammer ringed in private land (also a Bunting flying & calling overhead ; same size as a Reed Bunting but with sharp zit call. Probably Rustic Bunting but sadly one that got away, never landed to give itself up.)  (B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Porth Joke: 1 Merlin, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Blackcap, 3 Redwing. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Tufted Duck (male), 3 Teal, 15 Coot, 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Lanlivery: 2 Woodcock crossing road nr Red Moor. (R Hollis)

Lizard Point (07.45-09.45): 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater. (D Collins)

Downderry: 0735-0835 birds moving west included 125 Kittiwake, 225 Gannet, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Arctic Skua and 1 Common Scoter. Another 5 Mediterranean Gull on the beach and 4 Great Northern Diver on the sea. (A Payne)

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Sunday 28th October 2018

Late news, 26/10, Land’s End: 4 Greenland White-fronted Geese over ENE low, approx 14:00. (T Raven)

Late news, 27/10, Cape Cornwall: flock of 16 Greenland White-fronted Geese flying NE approx 16:45. (T Raven)

Late news, 27/10, Bastreet: 100+ Fieldfare, 2 Redwing. (B Craven)

Land’s End, Treve Common: Grey Catbird still. (J Evans, T Raven) 1 Short-Eared Owl quartering in adjacent field, several Redwing and Fieldfare over, 3 Stonechat, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Bullfinch, 3 Kestrel. (J Evans) 1 Brambling. (T Raven) Yellow-browed Warbler along footpath just west of Swingates, 15 Redwing east over Land’s End. (J Miller)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs still present, Spotted Redshank. (B. Toms)

Stithians Reservoir: Temminck’s Stint, 65 Lapwing, 130 Canada Goose. (D Chaney)

Brew/Sennen: 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 55 Skylark, 3 Lapland Bunting. (D Flumm, P St Pierre)

Porthgwarra: Dusky Warbler north end of ’60 foot cover’ (finder P St Pierre), 1 Merlin, 1 Water Rail, 6 Snipe, 14 Golden Plover, c1000 Woodpigeon, c300 Stock Dove, c40 Skylark, 1 Woodlark, 3 Mistle Thrush, 30 Fieldfare, 120 Redwing, 40 Song Thrush, 20 Blackbird, 2 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, c20 Brambling, c400 Chaffinch, 60 Linnet, 1 Siskin, 2 Reed Bunting. (D Flumm, P St Pierre) 2 Merlin, 2 Chough, 3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 male Kestrel, 1 Mistle Thrush, small groups of Redwing and a Fox. (S Murphy)

Godrevy Sands LNR: 8 Whooper Swan west at 12:15 (2+ad, 3+1st w), 10 Greylag Goose, 2 Dunlin. (D Chaney)

Hayle Estuary, Copperhouse Creek: 1 Spoonbill. Carnsew Pool: 1 Spoonbill (presumed same), 3 Grey Plover, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Sanderling. Ryan’s Field: 1 Great White Egret late afternoon. Lelant Saltings: 1 1st w Common Gull. (D Chaney) 1 Great White Egret, 1 ad Spoonbill, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, 15 Fieldfare, 130+ Redwing on/over Ryan’s Field. 1 Pintail, 2 Grey Plover on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal)

Great White Egret – Steve Rogers

Cape Cornwall: 2 Woodlark flew NE at approx 10:30. (T Raven)

Kenidjack: 1 Merlin, 3+ Brambling. (R Veal, R Augarde)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1f Goldeneye, 4 Tufted Duck still on Longrock Pool.  600 Wood Pigeon over. Also 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Veal, R Augarde)

Helston Boating Lake: 3 Shoveler, 2 Wigeon, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Call Duck, 6 Mute Swan, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Coot & 1 Ferruginous Duck. (S Grose)

The Lizard: 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Wheatear, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 2 Chough, 1 Curlew, 12 Fieldfare, 62 Redwing, 1 Whinchat at Caerthillian. (S Grose)

Lizard Point: probable Olive-backed Pipit, Short-eared Owl coasting, 6 Brambling, 2 Siskin, c300 Chaffinch, c60 Meadow Pipit, 120 Wood Pigeon, 33 Stock Dove, 13 Fieldfare, 22 Redwing, 8 Song Thrush and 6 Skylark. (P Roseveare)

Tremough Campus, Penryn: 2 Firecrest. (J&D Chapman)

Constantine: 1 Black Redstart. (J Chapman)

Drift Reservoir: 4 Whooper Swan, 1 Gadwall. (J Evans) 2 Greenland White-fronted Goose (ad & imm), 4 Whooper Swan. (J Hawkey, R Veal, R Augarde, M Ahmad et al) 4 Whooper Swan, Ring-necked Duck still, 2 White-fronted Goose. (R Farnes) Also 2 Goldeneye. (R Veal, R Augarde, M Ahmad)

White-fronted Geese – Rod Farnes

White-fronted Goose – Phil Taylor

Whooper Swans – Steve Rogers

Whooper Swan – Rod Farnes

Windmill Farm: 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 3 Blackcap, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Snipe, 2 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Zennor, top of Foage Valley: 120 Golden Plover. (C Madden)

Mullion: Grey Wagtail in garden, Mullion Cove. (J Allely)

Mount Edgcumbe: Yellow-browed Warbler. (P McVey)

Lamorna: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Firecrest, 1 Siskin. (M McKee)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Whooper Swan briefly, 2 fem Pintail, 1 Jack Snipe, 4 Wigeon, 3 Tawny Owl calling,  2 Barnacle Geese, 121 Lapwing etc. (B Craven)

Porthleven: 2 Black Redstart. (I Maclean)

St Ruan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Crossbill. (I Maclean)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 36 Cattle Egret this afternoon. (A Langdon)

Cattle Egrets – Adrian Langdon

Camel Estuary: 2 Whooper Swan this evening. (P Roseveare)

Porth Saxon, Helford: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler calling in willows behind beach. (M Silk)

Charlestown: 1 m Sparrowhawk in garden. (D Hastilow)

Feock: albino Pheasant. (A Gillard)

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Saturday 27th October 2018

Late news, 23/10, Godrevy: Fieldfare at Navax Point. (P Smale)

Late news, 26/10, RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 3 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 450 Kittiwake 106, 1 Cormorant, 1 Sandwich Tern, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 385 Gannet, 90 Razorbill, 52 Guillimot, 62 Auk sp. Wolf Rock to Hugh Town: 6 Shag, 3 Great Black-back Gull, 180 Gannet, 28 Razorbill, 15 Guillimot, 17 Auk sp., 7 Kittiwake, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Herring Gull, 20 Harbour PorpoiseHugh Town to Wolf Rock: 1 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 152 Gannet, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Razorbill, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 138 Auk sp.,1 Bonxie, 26 Kittiwake, 3 Guillimot, 1 Bluefin Tuna, 5 Common DolphinWolf Rock to Penzance: 80 Gannet, 19 Auk sp., 1 Guillimot, 165 Kittiwake, 1 Herring Gull, 3 Razorbill, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 27 Common Dolphin. (M Jones, M Elliott)

Late news, 26/10, Cot Valley: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler seen in sycamore to the left of lane down to the sea. Very mobile with mixed tit, Goldcrest flock. Seen approx 13:00. (P Hobbs)

Late news, 26/10, Men-an-Tol: 1 distant Barn Owl, 2 Raven, 1 Kestrel and a ringtail Hen Harrier. (A Holmes)

Late news, 26/10, Freathy: Short-eared Owl flew west at 11:00. Also 1 at Penlee Battery on 24/10. (M Jordan)

Hen Harrier – Adam Holmes

Hen Harrier – Adam Holmes

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still present. (D Robinson, M Frost) Also Peregrine, Sparrowhawk and Merlin. (M Frost)

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs and 1 Spotted Redshank both still at Tallack’s Creek also 28 Black-tailed Godwit (including a regular visitor R8-LG, ringed as an adult 15/07/10 Siglufjordur, N Iceland), 8 Greenshank, 11 Dunlin, 100+ Redshank, 90+ Curlew, 45 Oystercatcher, 90+ Teal, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Mandarin, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger, P Roseveare)

Lesser Yellowlegs – John St Ledger

Spotted Redshank – John St Ledger

Black-tailed Godwit – John St Ledger

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Great White Egret, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Whimbrel on Ryan’ s Field and Spoonbill on Lelant Water. (M Costa, P St Pierre)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 (ad and 1w) Greenland White-fronted Goose in field between NW and NE arm, 1 Ring-necked Duck. (R Veal, J Chapple). Earlier, 2 1w drake Ring-necked Duck reported.

Cot Valley: 1+ Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Merlin, 2 Coal Tit. (R Veal, J Chapple)

Nanquidno: 4 Brambling, 3 Fieldfare, 16 Stock Dove, 4 Teal, 1 Coal Tit. Also c120 Golden Plover and 1 Swallow over nearby road. (R Veal, J Chapple)

St Just: Merlin on Woon Gumpus Common. (P St Pierre)

Stithians Reservoir: Temminck’s Stint still present at the southern end. (D Balmer, P Wilson, P Roseveare)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Goldeneye and 4 Tufted Duck on Longrock Pool. (M Costa, P St Pierre)

Kingsmill Lake: 24 Avocet and 1 Grey Plover. (M Beer)

Church Cove: 1 Yellow-browed warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Brambling, 2 Fieldfare, 250 Woodpigeon (over), 16 Stock Dove (over). (D Eva)

Sancreed: 60 Stock Dove, 14 Golden Plover, 1 Firecrest, 91 Canada Geese with 2 Greenland White-fronted Geese in fields (Drift birds). (D Flumm)

Mount Pleasant (SW 719464): 1 Jay at 10:45. (RB & PC Girling)

Cusgarne: 1 Jay at 11:05. (RB & PC Girling)

Gunver Head/Porthmissen: 9 Grey Partridge, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Kestrel, at 08:30. (S Grose)

Tregirls Beach/Crugmeer: 7 Grey Partridge, 5 Stock Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, 29 Meadow Pipit, 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Yellowhammer, 5 Raven between 13:00 & 15:30. (S Grose)

Rame/Penlee: 700 Wood Pigeon in from the sea in two flocks at 10:30 (500) and 12:00 (200), all flying N, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, c12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Siskin over, 2 Kestrel. (R Smaldon)

Sennen Cove: 6 Chough in harbour car park. (M Frost)

Lellizzick: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

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Monday 22nd October 2018

Late news, 20/10, Porthcurno: 1 Osprey flew out to sea. (N Milligan)

Late news, 21/10, Porthgwarra: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff reported.

Late news, 21/10, Penlee NR:  Hobby over, 1 fem Kestrel on telegraph wire at car park, 6 Long-tailed Tits with 1 Blue Tit, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Willow Warbler/Chiffchaff, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Small Copper and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in car park. (I Juliane)

Late news, 21/10, Rame: 4 Skylarks, 1 f Stonechat, 1 m Cirl Bunting and 1 m Kestrel. (I Juliane)

Late news, 21/10, Millbrook Lake: 2 Egyptian Geese (1m, 1f). (I Juliane)

Late news, 21/10, Millbrook to Crafthole: 1 Buzzard flying along lane in front of car and 1 Barn Owl flying over. (I Juliane)

Late news, 21/10, Looe: 1 Hummingbird Hawk Moth. (I Juliane)

Late news, 21/10, Colliford: c40 Lapwing at north end. (A Blonden)

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still at Treve Common 08:30 then present all day, also 2 Woodlarks over the car park at 10:00. (G Lawlor et al.) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler reported

Grey Catbird, Sam Williams

Grey Catbird, Sam Williams

Stithians Reservoir: 1 1w Temminck’s Stint at southern end late afternoon onwards, also 1 Pintail. (B Bosisto et al.)

Temminck’s Stint, Mike Spicer

Temminck’s Stint, Mashuq Ahmad

Temminck’s Stint, John St Ledger

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Mandarin duck, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Greenshank, 30 Black-tailed Godwit at Tallack’s creek. (B Bosisto, W Chegwidden, D Britton)

Lizard: Little Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer and 7 Reed Buntings in stubble field by footpath to Housel Bay, also 2 Common Scoter, 5 Med Gull, 2 Common Gull, 71 Chaffinch, 2 Brambling, 1 Siskin, 1 Greenfinch, 6 Stock Dove, 76 Woodpigeon, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest , 3 Swallow, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Chough. (B Bosisto) Old Lizard Head area: 1 Brambling, 1 House Martin, 1 Swallow, 1 Redpoll, 35 Stock Dove. (D Collins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Cattle Egret briefly 10:30. Also Great White Egret and Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field. (B Hibbett, A Hartley). 3 Brent Goose also reported.

Cattle Egret, Adam Hartley

Great Egret & Spoonbill, Adam Hartley

Spoonbill, David Cains

Great Egret, David Cains

Kingfisher, David Cains

Lizard: Yellow-browed Warbler still in the cemetery at Church Cove. (A Liddle)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler by last house plus 1 Black Redstart.

Rame: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Penlee NR and Firecrest at church lane. (C Buckland)

Nanquidno: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler reported at far end this evening.

Porthgwarra: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (Coastguard cottages and dried up pool), also 2 Firecrest reported.

Lellizzick: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Raven, 1 Barn Owl, 13 Grey Partridge, 3 Red legged Partridge, 2 Skylark. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Water Pipit. (D Balmer) 1 Barn Owl and 1 Water Rail. (D Britton). Also 1 Sandwich Tern and 6 Common Scoter offshore. (D Balmer, D Britton)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 drake Ferruginous Duck (of questionable origin). (B Bosisto)

Sancreed: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Ludgvan: 1 Hobby at Lower Chellew this evening. (T Dwelly)

Gunver Head: 1 Short-eared Owl was flushed by a dog and disappeared over the cliff face. (S Grose)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 5 Tufted Duck 3m 2f, 15 Wigeon, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Mute Swan, 4 Little Grebe, c200 Canada Geese, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Teal, 5 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch,1 Goldfinch, 4 Blue Tit this evening. (R Mudge)

Kingsmill Lake: 3 Lapwing, 5 Avocet, 8 Dunlin, c35 Redshank, 18 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 60 Curlew c500 Black-headed Gull. (P Kemp)

Pengelly: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier near Bray shop, flew towards Minions. (C Imms)

Windmill Farm: 6 Stock Dove, 2 Snipe, 1 Kestrel on the windmill roof, 1 Grey Heron. (G Adams)

Men-an Tol: 2 Barn Owl (17:00), 1 Wheatear, 4 Raven, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel and a male Hen Harrier to roost at 18:15. (A Holmes)

Barn Owl, Adam Holmes

Penzance: 8 Eider (including the resident drk), 1 Red-throated Diver, 6 Common Scoter offshore. (A Mckechnie)

Eider, Alex Mckechnie

Godolphin Hill: 100+ Meadow Pipit to roost, Kestrel and a single Snipe at dusk. (C Richards)

Lanner Green: Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker and m. and f. Blackcap. (R Hampshire)

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Saturday 20th October 2018

Late news, 19/10, Looe, Hannafore Beach: 15 Turnstone, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Tree Pipit, 6 Rock Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtails (at least 1m & 1f), 1 Redshank, 3 Little Egrets and 2 Med Gulls. (I Juliane)

Late news, 19/10, Looe River: 4 Whimbrel, 3 Little Egrets and 2 Leucistic Carrion Crow. (I Juliane)

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still present at Treve Common 07:35 to 18:20 at least. (M Lawson MW Parker A Hartley) Also 2 Woodlark over. Plus 2 Stonechat, 6+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Buzzard and 1 Chough over high calling, Also possible Red-veined Darter (A Hartley)

Grey Catbird, Paul Ash

Grey Catbird video (including call at c2 mins into the video) – John Chapple

Lizard Village: Red-eyed Vireo by pond on Chapel Lane at 09:10 but not seen since. (R Curtis)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Red Kite over moving SW 10:30. (C Richards) Also 3 1w drake Ring-necked Duck still. (P Eele, B Bosisto)

Sancreed: Westerly passage of 2 Red Kite (singles 08:24 & 09:10), 14 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 450 Woodpigeon, 12 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 32 Skylark, 8 Fieldfare, 30 Chaffinch, 1 Siskin. In area: 3 Kestrel, 98 Redwing, 1 Black Redstart, 4 Stonechat, 29 Robin, 5 Chiffchaff, 6 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 100 Linnet. (D Flumm)

Red Kite – Dave Flumm

Higher Bosistow: 2 Woodlark. (K Wilson) Richard’s Pipit still around Faraway Cottage at 09:20. (M Wallace, B Bosisto) Also Red Kite over Bosistow Lane at 10:55. (T Phelps)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Great White Egret and Spoonbill at Copperhouse Creek. Also 2 Greenshank. (D Balmer) 2 Great White Egrets near Lelant station. (J Parker R Treeby) Spoonbill in Carnsew Basin at mid day. Also Spoonbill, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Great White Egret feeding in pool along walkway. (W Chegwidden) Also 1 Whimbrel, 5 Greenshank and 2 Sandwich Tern. (M Spicer) And 1 Sanderling , 1 Black-tailed Godwit , 4 Bar tailed Godwit, 19 Little Egret, 1 Gadwall , 1 Kingfisher. (B Bosisto)

Great Egret, Alex McKechnie

Spoonbill, Great & Little Egrets, M Rouncefield

Great Egrets, Mike Spicer

Great Egret and Spoonbill, Mike Spicer

Spoonbill, Mike Spicer

Polgigga: Juv Rosy Starling at Ardensawah Farm. 2 Yellow-browed Warbler along Bosistow Lane. 1 Peregrine at Lower Roskestal Farm. (C Richards)

St Buryan: Black Kite over east to the south of the village at 10:30. (J Lawman)

Sennen: Richard’s Pipit flew from cliff top car park towards Sennen Cove.

The Lizard: 1 Little Bunting, 2 Woodlark, 1 female Merlin, 1 female Marsh Harrier all on or over cut maize field on the Kynance Road (D Eva) Black Redstart by the village green, 5 Black Redstarts on roof tops on new houses at north end of village, plus Whinchat on rough ground there and a Fieldfare over. (D Balmer)

Kynance Cove: 3 Wheatear. (D Balmer)

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 m Mandarin. (S Votier)

Porthgwarra: 4 Yellow-browed Warbler (1 near the Drs house, 2 60 ft cover, 1 Trevean), Dartford Warbler, near the wall. Black Redstart by the coastguard cottages and 3 Red-veined Darter near the dried up pond. (G Wyatt) Also 4 Woodlarks and 2 Black Redstarts reported. (T Phelps)

Pendeen: Yellow-browed Warbler in Calartha Farm Wood. (P Clement) 3 Wheatears, 1 Buzzard,.1 Kestrel, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Linnet. Also 6 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and a Small Copper (A Hartley) Also 1 Black Redstart still.

Carn Gloose: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Peregrine, 2+ Chough, 1 Vagrant Emperor, 4 Red-veined Darter, 1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Wall Brown, 1 Small Tortoishell, 1 Small WhiteRed Admirals and Small Coppers including a caeruleopunctata variant. (M Ahmad, D Hatton, S Holloway, T Mills et al)

Vagrant Emperor – Mashuq Ahmad

Goonhilly Downs: At least 10 Vagrant Emperor dragonflies including 3 egg-laying pairs in tandem this afternoon at Croft Pascoe Pool, late afternoon. (J Walters)

Church Cove: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Pass)

Kynance Road: 1 Jack Snipe flushed ( M Pass )

Roskestal: 1 Red Kite east mid morning (D Eva) Also 1 Peregrine at Lower Roskestal Farm. (C Richards)

Nanjizal: 1 Snipe, 47 Stock Dove, 1 Woodlark,  2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Redpoll ( Bob Bosisto )

Nanquidno: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Ring Ouzel.

Penlee Point: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at east end of Penlee Battery NR with Long-tailed Tit flock. (G Lewis) No sign since but Firecrest in the tit flock! (D Allan)

Cot Valley: 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and a Woodlark.

Camborne: Possible eagle species flew south. (M Hoskin)

Sennen Cove: Turtle Dove at Sennen Rise.

Park Head: 5 Chough, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Kestrel, 6 Raven, 2 Corn Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer, 21 Skylark, 15 Stonechat, also Linnets, Meadow Pipits. (S Grose)

Newquay Boating Lake: 2 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Red-eared Terrapin. (S Grose)

Constantine: 2 Black Redstart in Trebarvah Court (J Chapman)

Tremough Campus, Penryn: 1 Firecrest (J Chapman)

Tregonning Hill: Short-eared Owl 17.35 circling o/h with accompanying Crow. Went off N.W., both. (C Richards)

Maer Lake: 3-400 Golden Plover (most in flight 10 landed), 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 5 Snipe, 30+ Teal, 20+ Wigeon, 1 Grey Heron, 30+ Lapwing, 1 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 30+ Black-headed Gull, 20+ Herring Gull, 200+ Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 35+ Curlew on field to NE of lake. (T Nicholson)

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier again. (T Fletcher)

Zennor: F/1w Black Redstart on cottages seaward of church at 16:00 and a Whinchat on headland. (G Barlow)

Bedruthan Steps: 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 5 Raven, 2 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Breage: Short-eared Owl over Tregonning Hill at 17:35 but then flew NW.

Fiddlers Green: 1 Barn Owl. (M Jones)

Dozmary Pool: 8 Pochard (3 f), Tufted Ducks, Teal, 18 Lapwings,1 Golden Plover. (C Buckland)

Colliford Reservoir: 2 Snipe, 1 Dunlin, 4 Wheatears, 1 Reed Bunting, 30+ Golden Plovers, 10 Great Crested Grebes. (C Buckland)

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