Saturday 24th November 2018

Late news, 18/11, Sancreed: Hoopoe photographed on gate at the old dairy by William James and his daughter. (per D Flumm)

Pentire headland, Newquay: 2 Short-eared Owls at 08:20. (C Stephenson)

Mount’s Bay: 2 Velvet Scoter still but distant also 5 Eider, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Red-throated Diver and 4 Great Northern Diver off Marazion/Longrock. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: Siberian Chiffchaff still plus Jack Snipe, 4 Woodcock, 2 Firecrest & 2 Blackcap. (M Wallace)

Crugmeer: 1 Grey Partridge, 1 Woodlark, 60+ Skylark, 4 Corn Bunting, 15+ Yellowhammer, 400+ Linnet and 300+ Chaffinch. (P Roseveare)

Carminowe: Yellow-browed Warbler. (S Bury)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull at 13:00.(S Grose)

Goonhilly: 1 male Hen Harrier near Croft Pascoe. (M Nattrass)

Marazion: Female Brambling in a private garden. (DK Parker)

Sennen Cove: 2 Great Northern Divers this afternoon. (J Miller)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Knot. (R Veal)

Carne Beach: 4 Black Redstart, 2 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

Gerrans Bay, viewed from Nare Head footpath: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Eider, 51 Common Scoter (in two rafts), 11 Black-throated Diver (in one raft), 7+ Great Northern Diver. Also, 1 Bluefin Tuna breaching offshore. (J St Ledger)

Common Scoter, John St Ledger

Coverack: 1 Swallow, 1 Brambling. (D Beadle)

Newquay: 1 Dipper on Trenance stream under the viaduct. (S Grose)

Carbis Bay: 3 Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver & 1 Common Scoter. (G Mitchell)

Lizard: 1 Brambling and 1 Black Redstart at Housel Bay. 1 Merlin at Lizard Point. Black Redstart at Porthvean House. Richard’s Pipit just beyond Caerthillian Pond. (G Mitchell)


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)


Wednesday 21st November 2018

Late news, 17/11, Tintagel: 1 Swift sp above the cliffs. (L Hall)

Nanjizal: Serin and Dusky Warbler early morning. Also drake Green-winged Teal. (K Wilson)

St Minver: 3 Cattle Egret at Tredower Farm. (S Grose)

Rock: 5 Cattle Egret at Porthilly Farm. (S Grose)

Caerthillian: Richard’s Pipit again by the pump station in the field with a digger.

Marazion: 2 Velvet Scoter with c30 Common Scoter from Station House car park this morning. (P St Pierre, L Proctor, DK Parker) Also Pacific Diver west of St Michael’s Mount but drifting out plus 1 Great Northern Diver offshore this afternoon. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) 1 Red-breasted Merganser flew West. (R Veal)

Penzance: 4 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver and 2 Razorbill off Jubilee Pool this morning. (DK Parker) 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Eider and 2 Great Northern Diver off Chyandour Cliffs this afternoon. (P St Pierre) 3 Eider, 12+ Purple Sandpiper and c220 Pied Wagtail to roost. (R Veal)

Newlyn: 3 Eider off Sandy Cove. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Land’s End: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (car park sallows and Trinity Loop), 8+ Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, Merlin, 2 Snipe, Mistle Thrush, 3 Reed Bunting and hybrid Hooded x Carrion Crow. 1 Great Northern Diver flew south. (DK Parker, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Helston/Loe Pool: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff near Lower Nansloe Farm. (S Bury)

Sennen: Black Redstart on the moor by the lookout. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Indian Queens: Black Redstart in St Dennis Cemetery at dawn.

Newquay, Towan Head:  Male Common Scoter off lifeboat slipway. Grey Plover with Turnstones and Oystercatchers on Little Fistral. (M Lammas)

Gannel Estuary: 14 Dunlin still off the carpark. (M Lammas)

Sancreed: 300 Canada Geese inc some hybrids, 11 Greylag, 1 Merlin, 4 Sparrowhawk, 21 Snipe, 5 Lapwing, 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Fieldfare, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 12 Greylag, 297 Canada Geese (including the small, small-billed individual with the high voice), 5 hybrid geese, 2 Gadwall, 38 Mallard, 2 Pintail, 2 Tufted Duck, 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Coot and 3 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Sennen Cove: Great Northern Diver again close in at 11:00. (J Miller)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 9 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Grey Plover, 10 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Grebe, 24 Teal on Copperhouse Creek. (J Baker) Also 1 Spoonbill. (B Toms, M Curtis) Ryan’s Field: Reed Bunting, Kingfisher and Stoat. (M Rouncefield)

Stoat – Marlene Rouncefield

St Gothian Sands: 3 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 2 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 1 Med Gull, 1 Common Gull. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Nancegollan: 2 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Fieldfare. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Shelduck, 2 Goldeneye, 4 Shoveler, 1 f Pintail, 1 Tufted Duck, 35 Teal, 15 Wigeon, 19 Mallard, 15 Canada Goose, 55 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Raven, 1 Stonechat, 1 Kingfisher from the Stuart Hutchings Hide. (D Chaney)

Gweek: Red Kite over heading south. (per M Silk)

Helford River, viewed from Grebe Rock: 2 Great Northern Diver (calling), 1 female Common Scoter. (J St Ledger)

Common Scoter – John St Ledger

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 8 Mute Swan, 2 Whooper Swan, 34 Shelduck, 9 Mallard, 31 Wigeon, 1 Goosander, 9 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 65 Oystercatcher, 24 Ringed Plover, 13 Grey Plover, 200 Golden Plover, 120 Lapwing, 1 Knot, 200 Dunlin, 60 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 45 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew, 5 Snipe, 250 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 70 Herring Gull, 18 Great black-Backed Gull, 16 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 21 Redwing, 16 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Blue Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 7 Rook, 60 Carrion Crow, 7 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 15 Linnet, 1 Bullfinch. (M Scawen et al) Treraven to Polbrock: 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 16 Red-legged Partridge, 5 Curlew, 5 Little Egret, 1 fem Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 49 Teal, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 5 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Dipper, 12 Siskin, 5 Coal Tit, 2 Blackcap, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Woodcock, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Tawny Owl, 29 Goldcrest. (S Grose)

River Lynher, Wacker: 22 Avocet, 5 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Spoonbill. (M Beer)

Goonhilly Downs: 1 male Hen Harrier. (M Nattrass)

Rinsey: 300+ Golden Plover in field. (A Witheywood)

Bodmin: 1 Blackcap. (R Preston-Mafham)

St Just to St Mawes: 54 Cirl Bunting inc 10 singing males. 1 Brambling in Chaffinch flock at St Just. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Cirl Bunting – Roger Butts

Crackington Haven: Brambling in private garden. (J&B Teague)


Tuesday 20th November 2018

Rock: 5 Cattle Egret at Porthilly Farm. (S Grose)

Lizard: 1 Richard’s Pipit at Caerthillian by the pump station in field with digger.

Penryn, Gorrangorras: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler behind the reedbed, Kingfisher, 11 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 2 Grey Wagtail, 13 Teal at low tide. Islington Wharf area: Common Sandpiper, Firecrest and Goldcrest on footpath below the church, 1 Mistle Thrush, 6 Song Thrush, 1 Redwing, 1 m Blackcap. (D Chaney)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 2 Sanderling roosting, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 f Black Redstart. Falmouth Bay: Flock of 3 Eider and 6 Teal flew into the Carrick Roads, 1 Black-throated Diver in flight. Swanpool: 1 Kingfisher, 1f Pochard, 5 Little Grebe, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 2 Water Rail (h), 2 m Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Bullfinch. Swanvale: 1 Nuthatch. (D Chaney) Trescobeas area: 1 Blackcap (male) in private garden. (J St Ledger)

Porthgwarra: Siberian Chiffchaff still in the Hidden Valley, Yellow-browed Warbler still in 60ft plus 3 Firecrest, 11 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap & 2 Brambling. (M Wallace)

Polgigga: Yellow-browed Warbler along Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Constantine Bay: 3 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 15 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Grey Plover and a Snipe present this afternoon at Constantine and Boobys Bays.(G Pullan)

Porth Reservoir: 4 Great crested Grebe, 21 Coot, 2 Teal, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Redshank, 2 Tufted Duck, 7 Grey Wagtail, 3 Tawny Owl heard and many Redwing. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Tufted Duck on Longrock Pool and 41+ Teal on the main marsh. (L Proctor)

Marazion: 36 Common Scoter (all imm/fem), 2 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Great Northern Diver on the sea off Jordan’s Cafe and 61 Sanderling on the beach. (L Proctor, DK Parker) Also probable 1w Kumlien’s Gull off the Godolphin Hotel at dusk. (G Mitchell)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose this morning. (G Mitchell) 3 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 5 Greenshank and 33 Oystercatcher over high tide this afternoon. (DK Parker) Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill, 4 Teal, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 20+ Dunlin, 30+ Redshank, 3 Little Egret, 12 Curlew, 25+ Lapwing, 1 hunting Peregrine Falcon, (female I was informed). (D Hall)

Innis Downs: Hen Harrier, female or juvenile, over A30. (P McVey)

Lizard: 2 Lapwing. (D Collins)

Loe Pool: 41 Teal, 39 Pochard, 2 Firecrest. (D Collins)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Shelduck, 1 Pochard (drake), 1 Brambling (male – under feeders with group of Chaffinch). (J St Ledger)

Sennen Cove: Moulting ad Great Northern Diver. (J Miller)

Penzance, Penlee Park: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Redwing, 2 Nuthatch, Flock of Long Tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff (Tristis type). (J Evans)

Truro: 1 Redwing in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Land’s End: 2 male Black Redstart. (M McKee)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Black Redstart, 1 Water Pipit. (M McKee)

Wadebridge: 1 Barn Owl east of Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose)

East Pentire, Newquay: 2 Short-eared Owl. (S Rowe)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Brambling, 1 Willow Tit on the feeders, 4m 1 eclipse 3f Goosander. (R Mudge)

Polwheveral Creek: 2 Mandarin (male and female), 1 Pintail (male). (D Collins)

Constantine: 1 Buzzard. (D Collins)

Buzzard – David Collins


Monday 19th November 2018

Late news, 17/11, Padstow: 1 Osprey over at 11:00. (I Barry)

Osprey – Ian Barry

Late news, 18/11, St Breock: 1 Woodcock. (S Marquis)

Late news, 18/11, Frenchman’s Creek: 32 Little Egret at evening roost (P Bedford)

Late news, 18/11, Padstow: Merlin flew over the A389 just SW of town late afternoon. (G Pullan)

Late news, 18/11, Sennen Cove: 20 Mediterranean Gull including red colour ring H3U6 ringed as a juvenile on 14/6/18 in Pest, Hungary, and an adult with green colour ring RA8A ringed as a juvenile Somme, France in 2015. (J Hawkey)

Nanjizal: Yellow-browed Warbler and Richard’s Pipit early morning. (K Wilson)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret flew south over the reservoir at 11:20. (D Chaney)

nr Trevone: 2 Pink-footed Geese in field west of Trevone, viewable from coastal path between there and Harlyn Bay at 16:00. (G Pullan)

Pink-footed Goose – Gary Pullan

Padstow: 15 pale-bellied Brent Geese flew into the estuary at c15:00. (G Pullan)

Newlyn: Possible Red-necked Grebe and 3 Red-throated Diver off Sandy Cove. Water Rail still in the sallows. (L Proctor)

Land’s End: 1 Short-eared Owl, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Fieldfare, many Redwing. (T Mills) 3 Black Redstart. (M McKee) 1 Wheatear on the moor by Sennen Lookout. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sennen Cove: Grey Phalarope present again. (G West)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Bittern flew across Longrock Pool at midday. Also 8 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 4 Coot and 5 Little Grebe. 29 Teal on the main marsh. (DK Parker) Barn Owl flew through the Starling murmuration late afternoon. (D White)

Marazion: Female Brambling in a private garden. (DK Parker)

Mount’s Bay: c30 Common Scoter (all fem/imm), 2 Great Northern Diver off Jordan’s Cafe and a dark-bellied Brent Goose flew east. (P Walsh, DK Parker)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Water Pipit. (M McKee)

Kingsmill: 115 Avocet, 200+ Dunlin, 3 Pintail, 2 Grey Plover, 150+ Wigeon and 50+ Teal. (M Beer)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Pintail, 2 Water Rail, 3 Snipe, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Torpoint: 2 Slavonian Grebe off Chapeldown Road. Also 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 1 dark-bellied Brent Goose and 29 Turnstone. (C Ellis)

St John’s Lake: 1m Pintail, 4 Snipe, 110+ Curlew, 35 Redshank, 25 Shelduck, 8 Wigeon, 69 Teal, 20+ Dunlin, 1 Grey Wagtail. (C Ellis)

Rame Head: 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Scoter (feeding off Palhawn), 5 Razorbill, 4 Gulliemot, Peregrine, 10+ Gannet. (C Ellis)

Wacker Quay: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15+ Black-tailed Godwit, 320+ Wigeon, 180+ Dunlin, 130+ Curlew, 128 Shelduck, 122 Oystercatcher, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Greenshank, 29 Teal. (C Ellis)

Lower Tamar Lake: 9 Goosander (5m one eclipse, 4f), 1m Goldeneye, 4 Gadwall, 15 Shoveler, 6 Great Crested Grebe, c50 Wigeon, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, c80 Lapwing, 6 Tufted Duck, c200 Canada Geese, c40 Coot, 1 Mute Swan. (R Mudge)

Gannel Estuary: 13 Dunlin, 112 Curlew, 2 Teal, 1 Med Gull, 3 Common Gull, 270 Black-headed Gull. Also 1 Barn Owl in fields alongside Penpol Creek. (S Rowe)

Mullion Cove: Female Blackcap feeding from bird table in a private garden. (J Allely)

Seaton: 3 Mediterranean & 1 Common Gull. 6 Sanderling were on the beach. (M Beer)

Polwheveral: 2 Dipper (pair), 1 Mandarin (male), 3 Little Grebe. (D Collins)

Roseland, off Carne Beach: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 22 Common Scoter (2nd day at least). (D Hall)


Thursday 1st November 2018

Late news, 30/10, St Mellion: 1 Barn Owl at about 19:00. (R Knee)

Penzance: Curlew Sandpiper still on Wherrytown beach and Red-throated Diver offshore. (L Proctor M Ahmad) Red-throated Diver, Goldeneye and 3 Eider off Chyandour Cliff at lunchtime. (P St Pierre) Also 1f Black Redstart on balcony, Lidden area. (T Mills) Plus in a Penzance garden:  6 Redwing feeding on myrtle berries, at least 4 Blackcap   A Magpie seen in a beech tree dismembering and eating a dead shuttlecock!  I don’t know if the shuttlecock feathers were real or plastic but the magpie ate them all, leaving a small part of the shuttlecock that it flew off with. (Observer familiar with both species.)  (NR Phillips) (Nice one Roy – Ed)

Curlew Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Sancreed: 6 Lapwing, 10 Golden Plover, 30 Stock Dove west, 5 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Brambling, 1 Reed Bunting. (D Flumm)

Nanjizal: Richard’s Pipit flew north over Nanjizal Valley, and appeared to land. (S Foote)

St Clement: 1 Osprey at 12:15. (M Jones)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret viewed from Southern Cut-off hide. Also Temminck’s Stint still present & 2 Green Sandpiper. (J St Ledger S Williams P Walsh B Toms M Curtis)

Great White Egret – John St Ledger

Great Egret, with dragonfly, Stephen Williams

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2w Caspian Gull briefly at 13:00 from the causeway. Also Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1w drake Ring-necked Duck still, 3 Wigeon, 86 Canada Geese, 4 Canada hybrid, 1 Snipe, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 10 Redwing, 40 Meadow Pipit. (D Flumm)

Ring-necked Duck – Dave Flumm

Millbrook: 12 Cattle Egret in field with cattle still. (R Smaldon)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still on south side, opposite white cottage with bird feeders in the garden. (R Menari)

Kennack Sands: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I Maclean)

Polgigga: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler & Firecrest along Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Newquay: 1 Snow Bunting still at south end of golf course. (S Rowe)

Snow Bunting – Steve Rowe

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye, 6 Little Grebe and 1 Swallow. Also 5 Common Scoter offshore. (DK Parker MJ Spicer)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Great Northern Diver, viewed from above Castle Beach. (J St Ledger, S Williams)

Helford River: 1 Great Northern Diver off Porthallack Beach. (J St Ledger)

St Tudy: 2 Redpoll in christmas tree field at Cedar Croft nurseries. (S Grose)

Penhale Sands: 2 Chough. (B Penny)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Redwing, 1 Kingfisher. At the car park feeders 2 Willow Tit, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Goldfinch. At the hide, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Willow Tit. (R Mudge)

Millbrook Lake:  Mediterranean Gull.  5 adults. (R Smaldon)

Lynher Estuary: 4 Great Crested Grebe off Wacker Quay. (R Smaldon)

Rame Head: Great Spotted Woodpecker flew over the Coastguard Station on the head flying west. (R Smaldon)

College Reservoir: 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1f Shoveler, 12 Teal. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Fieldfare. (D Chaney)

Mabe: c300Chaffinch, 2 Brambling, c150 Linnet, 10 Fieldfare in maize feeds by Mabe church above the reservoir; 2 Mistle Thrush on the church. (D Chaney)

Treverva: 1 Woodcock, 12 Redwing over. (D Chaney)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Woodlark. (I Maclean)

Lizard Village: 5 Swallow. (I Maclean)

Camel Estuary: 2 Whooper Swan. (B Bosisto)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Cape Shelduck (escapee), 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch. ( B Bosisto L Payne)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater:  2 Tawny Owl calling. (B. Toms)

Carnanton Woods: 1 Woodcock, 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Sennen: Tawny Owl calling in the early hours. (J Miller)

Marazion: Tawny Owl calling in the early hours. (DK Parker)

Gwennap: Green Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail, Nuthatch (heard) (R Hampshire)


Thursday 25th October 2018

Late news, 24/10, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3cy Med Gull (colour-ringed white 3YER) was ringed at Antwerpen, Brussels on 14/5/17. This is the 6th reported sighting, all have been at Hayle, except the first at Marazion on 17/7/17. (R Creek)

Late news, 24/10, Halvana: 6 Crossbill. (D Eva)

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still present at 08:40 to 14:25 at least. (P Walsh et al.) 2 Whooper Swans past the Catbird site at c16:00. (J Turner)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1w drake Ring-necked Duck still, also 1 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 61 Mallard, 77 Canada Goose, 5 hybrid Canada, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Ring-necked Duck – Dave Flumm

Land’s End: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. Also Brambling, Fieldfare and Stock Doves over in decent numbers. (M Elliott)

Bosistow: 2 Richard’s Pipits north of Faraway Cottage. (K Wilson)

Camel Estuary: 700 Golden Plover plus 11 Cattle Egret  at Pinkson Creek. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Wadebridge, Trewornan Bridge: 17 Cattle Egret at 18:00. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: Temminck’s Stint still present, 52 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin (D Eva)

Porthgwarra: Short-eared Owl at Trevean. (M Wallace) 2 Brambling with Linnets and Chaffinches in the Quinoa field below 60′ cover also Reed Bunting. (J Turner) Juv Rosy Starling still at Lower Roskestal Farm. (D Rimes) Also 1 Black Redstart, 1 Merlin, 7 Swallow. (D Balmer)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler at 11:35.

Pendeen Watch: 2 Black Redstarts and 1 Wheatear in the lighthouse complex. Also 2 Stonechat & 1 Raven. (A Hartley)

Nanjizal: 76 birds ringed, including 3 Yellow-browed Warbler (2 retraps), 12 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 52 Blackcap. (K Wilson)

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler in Sallows by ruin about one-third of the way down. Also 3 swallows over south at 15:30. (G Barlow)

Men-An-Tol: 1 Merlin, 1 Barn Owl and a Ringtail Hen Harrier at 17:45. (A Holmes)

Dozmary Pool: Crossbill over (M Pass)

Croft Pascoe Woods: At least a dozen Crossbill. (A Holmes)

Crossbill – Adam Holmes

Crossbill – Adam Holmes

Crossbill – Adam Holmes

Goonhilly: At least 1 Vagrant Emperor still at Croft Pascoe Pool. (L Proctor)

Lizard Point: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Redpoll (over), 1 Mediterranean Gull. (I Maclean)

Church Cove: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (I Maclean)

Porthcurnick Beach: 1 Cirl Bunting (calling), 1 Kestrel (male).

Cirl Bunting – John St Ledger

Gerrans Bay: 3 Black-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern Diver, (most of the divers were in summer plumage.) 2 female Common Scoter & 2 Mediterranean Gull, from Pendower Beach. (J St Ledger)

Zennor: 60 Golden Plover, at top of Foage Valley. (C Madden)

Porthcurno: 1 Merlin. (D Balmer)

Tregudda near Padstow: 1 female Peregrine hunting Wood Pigeons, 12 Grey Partridge & 1 Kestrel. (R Hughes)

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

Penzance: Dead Leatherback Turtle on Tolcarne Beach. (D Hudson)

Marazanvose (south of A30): 200 Golden Plover circling about and 30 Lapwing flapping around at 13:50. (RB Girling)

SIblyback Reservoir: 2 Brambling with Chaffinches, 3 Reed Buntlngs 1 Goldcrest, Coal Tits, 1 Treecreeper, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzards, Meadow Pipits, 100+ Starlngs & 1 Green Woodpecker. (C Buckland)

St Anthony Head: Short-eared Owl along the headland.

Nanquidno: Late afternoon there were 4 Choughs flying about the hillside at Nanjulian. (M Gibson)

Kings Mill Lake, Saltash: 195 Redshank, 38 Greenshank, c60 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 9 Avocet, 1 Snipe, 5 Oystercatcher, 22 Dunlin, 52 Wigeon, 1 female Tufted Duck, c35 Teal, 9 Cormorant & 1 juv Peregrine. (P Kemp)

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, Meadow Pipits. (C Buckland)

St Loy: Red Admiral feeding on Rosehips (S Witts)