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)


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)


Monday 25th September 2017

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-eyed Vireo in willows by carpark until about 9.30 this morning, also 1 Spotted Flycatcher in Dr’s garden. (T Mills, P Roseveare, M Pass et al)

Sennen: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still in ploughed field SE of Escalls Chapel at 11:55.

Botallack: 1 Wryneck in gorse by coast path c.100m north of Roscommon House.

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Purple Heron showing in long grasses and reeds just above Sett Bridge and predating on Newts.  Hundreds of Canada Geese over including 1 all white individual that was very noisy, 1 Kingfisher on post for a short while and 1 Fallow Deer browsing along the river. (A James)

Purple Heron, Alan James

Purple Heron, Alan James

Hayle Estuary:  3 Great Egret, 1 Cattle Egret,  2 Spoonbill at 16:30, earlier 3 Ruff and various Bar & Black-tailed Godwits. (M Lammas & T Pope) 1 Kingfisher flew over viaduct (nr Asda) toward clock tower at 19:20. (J Evans)

Ruff, Sam Williams

Truro: 2 Cattle Egret still at Menadews Farm.

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 moulting adult Black Tern this afternoon hawking insects. (C Buckland, M Beer, M Ahmad) 1 Snow Bunting. (M Pass) Also 1 Spotted Sandpiper and 1 Dotterel.

Tregonetha Downs: 16 Snipe, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Rock Porthilly Point: 2 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 1 Common Sandpiper, 65 Mediterranean Gull, 21 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Gull, 3 Curlew, 156 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: 7 Ruff this evening. (B Bosisto)

Penzance:  Pod of 30+ Common Dolphin at 07:40. (J Evans)


Sunday 24th September 2017

Porthgwarra:Red-Eyed Vireo seen by the toilet block  at 1.20 pm (Royston Wilkins, finder) Also seen at 16.45 and 17.25 in the trees by car park. (B Field) Also 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 2 Firecrest, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Willow Warbler, 8 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat. (M Wallace)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Spotted Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Spotted Sandpiper, Steve Rowe

The Lizard village: 1 Melodious Warbler below Henry’s Campsite mid-afternoon. Also 1 Corn Bunting, 4 Pied Flycatcher, 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow Wagtail around the village. (I Maclean)

Davidstow airfield: 2 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still, also c15 Dunlin, c15 Ringed Plover. (S Rowe) Plus 1 m DotterelDavidstow Airfield is an active airfield and we have been reminded that there is NO freedom to roam here and that cars must NOT drive onto the airfield at all. We have been advised that we can WALK onto the grassy areas, but not the runways. Cars should be parked alongside the road. Failure to comply, could lead to access being withdrawn altogether.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Great White Egret (viewed and photo’d for 10 minutes before flying south at 18:10. Also 30 Greenshank, 3 Grey Plover and 2 Knot (M Beer,M Northey)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling roosted with 10+starlings. 1 Great White Egret flew n/e at dusk to distant pines (P St Pierre)

Nanjizal: 1 Icterine Warbler netted. 

Hayle towans: 36 Sandwich Tern, 2 Kittiwake, 4 Mediterranean Gull on main channel out to sea. (S Grose, C Richards)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Carnsew pool: 4 Sandwich Tern, 4 Ringed Plover. (S Grose) Also 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Little Stint, 2 Ruff, 5 Knot, flock of 8 Grey Heron over SW ( D.Eva ) Ryan’s Field: 4 Ruff, 2 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Knot. (S & P Rogers). Estuary: 3 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 9 Greenshank, 4 Sandwich Tern. (M Halliday, S & P Rogers)

Ruff, Steve Rogers

Ruff, Steve Rogers

Sennen: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still, also 3 Ruff and 5 Ringed Plover in same field ( D. Eva ) Plus 30 White Wagtail, 3 Yellow Wagtail. (S & P Rogers)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 6 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Pintail, 35 Teal, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Yellow Wagtail, c500 Swallow. (S Rowe)

Pink-footed Geese, Steve Rowe

Land’s End: 1 Whinchat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Water Rail ( D. Eva ) Also 1 Wryneck this morning on fence opposite Swingates drive. (R Augarde, R. Wilkins, B.Mellow)

St Clement, Menadews Farm: 2+ Cattle Egret with Little Egrets. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Little Stint, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 ad Yellow Legged Gull, 340 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Wheatear. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare) Also 2 Little Stint, 1 Ruff, 14 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe,  Golden Plover heard o/h, 5 Tufted Duck. (B Craven)

Loe Bar: 2 Sanderling, I Dunlin, Reed Warbler, 3 Yellow Wagtail. (D Collins)

Constantine: 1 Firecrest.  Also an odd Crow that has been around for some weeks. (D Collins)

Crow, David Collins

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 13 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Mediterranean Gull. (B Field)

Helston: Firecrest along road to Lower Nansloe Farm at 14:00. (B & J Bowler)


Sunday 16th October 2016

Late news, 14/10, Porth Joke: 1 Redstart, 1 Ring Ouzel. (S Rowe)

Late news, 14/10, Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Tufted Duck, 7 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 6 Coot, 2 Water Rail, 8 Moorhen. (S Rowe)

Late news, 15/10, Bude Marshes: 2 Grey Heron, 1 Snipe, 7 Carrion Crow, 7 Black headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull,  12 Moorhen, 2 Kingfisher, 37 Mallard, 1 Stonechat, 5 Dunnock, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Water Rail, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 1 Chaffinch  2 adult Mute Swan with 3 juveniles, 6 Canada Geese, 3 Pied Wagtail. (H Kendall, R Mudge)

Late news, 15/10, Gwennap Sewage Works: 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Water Rail, 1 Firecrest, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Blackcap, 2 Jay. (J St Ledger)

Rock: Dalmatian Pelican still on Camel Estuary.

St Agnes: Dusky Warbler still at Chapel Porth. (B Field) Short-toed Lark in car park at St Agnes Head until 10:40, then flew south. (D Helliar, B Field)


Short-toed Lark,


photos by B Field

Windmill Farm: 1 Whinchat and 1 Marsh Harrier this morning. (D Wright)


Marsh Harrier, D Wright


Whinchat, D Wright

College Reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper still.

Hayle Estuary: imm Spoonbill still. Also 1 Black Redstart in a private garden. (M Bishop)

Land’s End: Snow Bunting on coast path 100m from last shop. (C Stephenson, R Veal) 2 Yellow-browed Warbler in car park bushes. (H Mitchell, P Taylor) 1 Wryneck still.


Snow Bunting, C Stephenson

Carbis Bay: 1 Great Northern Diver, 10 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 9 Shag, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Oystercatcher. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, WeBS)

St Ives: 10 Oystercatcher, 21 Mediterranean Gull, 13 Black-headed Gull, 12 Greater Black-backed Gull, 38 Herring Gull, 14 Shag, 2 Guillemot, 14 Turnstone. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, WeBS)

Porthgwarra: Red-eyed Vireo still in trees by car park late morning-early afternoon, loosely associating with tit flock. (S Rowe) 1 Lesser Whitethroat in ferns near village, 2 Yellow Wagtail briefly, 5 Redwing, 1 juv Kittiwake past. (R Veal). Snow Bunting at Gwennap Head. 6 Balearic Shearwater and Arctic Skua past. (Oriole Birding) Also 4 Grey Phalarope and 1 Great Skua. (R Archer)

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Photos from yesterday by the finder Paul – Elie Jay.

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 3 Canada Goose, 5 Cormorant, 4 Great Crested Grebe,12 Mallard, 5 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 6 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 17 Golden Plover, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 77 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 16 Black-headed Gull, 38 Carrion Crow, 24 Jackdaw, 9 Magpie, 1 Jay, 4 Blackbird, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 23 Starling, 3 Skylark, 38 Meadow Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 4 Wren and 1 Willow Warbler. (DA Conway)

Carn Downs, Morvah: Barn Owl quartering fields 0745. (R Teague)

Marazion Marsh and beach: 5 Mute Swan, 16 Mallard, 5 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 6 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 19 Moorhen, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat, c80 Skylark flying west), 1 Reed Bunting and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 1 Pied Wagtail on the beach. (DK Parker, A James – photos)




Pied Wagtail


Mute Swan

All photos, A James

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler (top end), 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Chiffchaff and 2 Blackcap (lower end). (S Rowe)

Nanquidno: 1 heard-only Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Redwing on road leading to Gurland farm. (R Veal)

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail & 1 2cy male Hen Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 1 Merlin and 8 Golden Plover. (DK Parker)

Rosenannon Downs: 2 Hen Harrier, Merlin, Jack Snipe & 1+ Lapland Bunting this evening. (DI Julian)

Bartinney Downs: 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Buzzard this evening. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, C Moore)

Amalveor: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (R Menari)

Cot Valley: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest. (N Wheatley)

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Saturday 15th October 2016

Late news, 14/10, Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 4 Ring Ouzel, 35 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear. (V Stratton)

Late news, 14/10, Trevail Valley: 25 Siskin, 12 Redwing, 8 Continental Song Thrush. (V Stratton)

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: A large flock of Turdus Thrushes came in off the sea and consisted of 18 Continental Song Thrush, 14 Blackbird, 7 Ring Ouzel and a probable Black-throated Thrush. (V Stratton)


Ring Ouzel, V Stratton

Rock: Dalmatian Pelican still, visible from car park. (L Painter)

College Reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper still.

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler in copse by engine shed. 2 Yellow-browed Warbler in donkey paddock plus c15 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and a Lesser Whitethroat. (D Helliar, DK Parker – photos)

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Porthgwarra: Red-eyed Vireo in car park bushes. (Paul-Elie Jay) 1 Firecrest at Trevean Pool. (M Scott-Ham) Also Yellow-browed Warbler in 60ft cover and another just south of halfway wall.


Red-eyed Vireo, J St Ledger

Gwennap Head: 4 Balearic Shearwater.

Kelynack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler for 3rd day. (R Archer)

Nanquidno: 1 probable Pallas’s Warbler and a Yellow-browed Warbler just beyond Nanjulian. (R Archer)

Nanjizal: 1 Ring Ouzel. (M Scott-Ham)

St Agnes Head: Short-toed Lark still in car park west of New Downs. (M Halliday, T Wilson, DK Parker)

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Short-toed Lark, all photos M Halliday

Church Cove, Lizard: Red-breasted Flycatcher in plantation south of road. 1 Lapland Bunting over. (I Maclean & G Swan)

Lizard: Garden Warbler 2, Merlin, Peregrine, Blackcap (f), Wheatear, Peregrine and a Great Spotted Woodpecker over the village. (T Phelps, C Urquhart) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in Youth Hostel Garden, 1 Reed Warbler in Pistil Meadow. (I Maclean, G Swan)

Hayle Estuary, Carnsew Pool: (am) imm Spoonbill, 3 Grey Plover, 4 Greenshank, 14 ad Med Gull, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit. (R Veal)  Ryan’s field (pm), 1 Curlew, 13 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, Canada geese and Greylag, 8 Oystercatcher, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Little Egret and 1 Spoonbill. (A James)

Hayle, Tennis Club: 1 Yellow Wagtail over west at 16:30. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest again in private garden, 5 Redwing over. (R Veal)









All photos, A James

Cot Valley: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. Also 1 Ring Ouzel. (M Scott-Ham)

Loe Pool, Helston: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 6 Shoveler, 14 Great Crested Grebe. (G Adams)

Cape Cornwall: Red-throated Pipit reported on golf course 15th/16th holes in front of Nanpean holiday flats. Also juv Rose-coloured Starling. Black Redstart in Cape car park.

Sennen: Great Northern Diver in cove.

St Agnes: Dusky Warbler at Chapel Porth near mining wheel. (T Wilson)


Dusky Warbler, T Wilson

Newlyn: 2 Black Redstart at Sandy Cove. (P Smale)


Black Redstart, P Smale

Trevescan: 1 Firecrest. (M Scott-Ham)

Trevilley: Probable Pallid Harrier at 8:30am. (M Scott-Ham)

Longrock Pool: 5 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail and 1 Little Egret. (DK Parker, P Smale -photo)


Trevose Head: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 3 Curlew, 1 2w Med Gull, 1 Short-eared Owl, 6 Goldcrest, 3 Firecrest,17 Chiffchaff, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 26 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 7 Songthrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, 12 Pied Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting, 12 Corn Bunting, 1 Bullfinch and 1 Siskin. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Maer Lake: 1 Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 27 Snipe, 1 Shoveler and 7 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 colour-ringed Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Lapwing. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Camel Estuary: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Pintail. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

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Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Hell’s Mouth – Godrevy Coast Path: 1 male Snow Bunting. (A Benn)

Porthgwarra: c36 Skylark over north, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 juv Kestrel and 2 Sparrowhawk between the car park and the stone bridge. (D Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 9 Teal, 24 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 10 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 1 Stonechat and c20 Meadow Pipit. (D Parker) Longrock Pool: 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver (still catching crabs), 1 Water Rail, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, (D Parker, J St Ledger) plus 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Sharples)

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Great Northern Diver,

by J St.Ledger

Prussia Cove: 1w Red-eyed Vireo in the wooded valley but elusive. (M Bishop et al.) Park at Prussia Cove car park and continue SE along the unmade road until it crosses a  stream and take the muddy track just before the crossing and head north, the bird was ranging about 50m from the start of the track cSW558281. Also 1 Wryneck on coastpath nearby (J Swann, P & H Taylor) and 1 Grey Wagtail (T Mills).

Longrock: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling at Morrisons at c08:30. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey over at 12:50. (L Proctor) 2 Brent Geese, 10 Sandwich Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Shelduck. Ryan’s Field: 2 Ruff, 11 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Lapwing. (J St Ledger) Carsew Basin: 1 juv Arctic Tern (B Sharples)


juv Arctic Tern, B Sharples


Ruff by J St Ledger

Rame Head/Penlee Point: 1 Great Skua being mobbed by corvids in horse paddock at Penmillard Farm. Also 4 Siskin, 1 Fieldfare and c200 Skylark in stubble field. (R Smaldon) Also 1 Black Redstart. (M Beer)

Rame: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in sycamores right of the Old Rectory.  (J Sleep)

Wacker Quay/ River Lynher: c400 Wigeon. (M Beer)

Porthtowan: Large movement of Gannets along coast towards Lands End. (R Harper)

Men-an-Tol: 1 Kestrel, 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (B Sharples)


Ringtail Hen Harrier, B. Sharples


Short-eared Owl, B Sharples.

Porthcurno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by the main car park. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Madron: 1 Golden Oriole. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pendeen Watch: 6 Pomarine Skua past this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kynance Cove: 1 Black Redstart and 1 Ring Ouzel by the cafe.

Padstow, at sea: 10 Balearic Shearwater and 7 Sooty Shearwater from RV Endeavour.

Camel Estuary Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 25 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Blackbird, c500  Black-headed Gull, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Buzzard, 45 Canada Goose, c100 Carrion Crow, 5 Chaffinch, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Cormorant, c100 Curlew, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 20 Dunlin, 6 Dunnock, 2 Fieldfare, c500 Golden Plover, 5 Goldfinch, 50 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Greenshank, 10 Grey Heron, 8 Grey Plover, 2 Grey Wagtail, c150 Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 30 Jackdaw, 4 Jay, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Knot, c250 Lapwing, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 50 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 12 Magpie, 50 Mallard, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Mute Swan, c100 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Raven, 30 Red-legged Partridge, c250 Redshank, 30 Ringed Plover, 3 Robin, 10 Rook, 2 Shelduck, 3 Snipe, 20 Starling, 2 Teal, 20 Wigeon and 20 Wood Pigeon. (The “Martin Cutland” wildlife walk, C Travis)