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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Friday 19th October 2018

Late news 18/10, Porthcurno: 1 Black Redstart (roof of old coastguard cottages) at c 3.30. Male Firecrest, male Blackcap (plus many other passerines) in the sycamores in the corner of the carpark below the museum 5 – 5.30 pm. (P Carter)

Late News, Lizard, 17/10: Grey Wagtail near Lizard village. (R Jeffery)

Late news, 18/10, Lizard Peninsula: 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Yellow Wagtail ( M Pass )

Lands End: Grey Catbird still present this morning at Treve Common. Also 1 Raven, 1 Chough, 1 Kestrel, 1 Whinchat. (J Evans, T Mills, S Holloway, D Hatton) Also 1 Richard’s Pipit in off sea.

Grey Catbird Alex McKechnie

Grey Catbird, Mark Halliday

Walmsley Sanctuary: 15 Cattle Egret directly behind Tower Hide at 17.15.(S Grose)

Drift: 3 Ring-necked Duck (09:37-10:25 at least), 2 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 10 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Green Sandpiper, 10 Snipe. (D Flumm, M Beevers)

Ring-necked Ducks, Dave Flumm

Nanquidno: Corncrake flushed at Boscregan near Nanquidno at 09:25, Vagrant Emperor dragonfly and 6 Red-veined Darters. (N Wheatley)

Porthgwarra: Little Bunting 9.30 at footpath ford, south end of 60 ft cover, flew into Quinoa field, not relocated.
5 Yellow-browed Warbler (3 at 60 ft cover, 1 north of Doctors Garden, 1 Coastguard Cottages gardens),
2 Black Redstart (Coastguard Cottages, 1 Porth Loe.)

Cot Valley: Black Redstart; 4 Yellow-browed Warbler; 2 Ring Ouzel; juv Common Rosefinch by Youth Hostel.

Hayle Estuary RSPB:  1 Great White Egret til 1230 only, 10 Little Egret, 1 Spoonbill (on Ryan’s Field to 1400), 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 53 Redshank , 3 Common Gull and 38 Mediterranean Gull. (M Beevers) Also 1 Kingfisher, 30 Golden Plover, Dunlin with many Redshank. (C Richards) Ryan’s Field: 1 Cormorant , 1 Spoonbill, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, 1 Grey Heron. (K Bowers)

Spoonbill, Kevin Bowers

Little Egret, Kevin Bowers

Polgigga: 1 juv Rosy Starling again at Lower Roskestal and later at Arden Sawah. Short-eared Owl this morning.

Penberth Cove: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Morwenstow: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler on north side in hedgerow along farm track.

Land’s End: 123 Skylark, 27 Siskin, 407 Redwing, 1 Redshank, 62 Goldfinch, 15+ Pied Wagtail, 23 Stock Dove, 2 Bullfinch, 82 Chaffinch, 1 Jay, 600 Starling, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, C Andrew)

Rock: c. 6 Stonechat, 1 Tree Pipit, c. 12 Meadow Pipits and at least 9 Whimbrel. (A Juliane)

St Mabyn: 2 Red-legged Partridge in a field between St Mabyn & Wadebridge and a Buzzard in roughly the same area (A Juliane)

Penzance, Lidden Area: 20+ Goldfinch coming to sunflower seed feeders, 1 Grey Wagtail on neighbour’s roof. (T Mills) Penwith College: 1-2 Yellow-browed Warbler calling at the college. (R Veal)

Crowlas (vismig 7:40-8:30): 389 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 84 Skylark, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Grey Wagtail, 47 Chaffinch, 1 Peregrine. (R Veal)

Sancreed: 100 Redwing, 10 Skylark, 1 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail, later; male Ring Ouzel in village, 120 Redwing over and 60 Skylark west. (D Flumm)

Torpoint/St Johns lake: 1 Wheatear on foreshore below Chapel Down Road. (S Eddy)

Bissoe: 2 Red Kite along Bissoe cycle trail (F Bell)

Constantine: f/1st-w Black Redstart (J Chapman)

Siblyback Reservoir: 6 Grey Heron, 10Coot, 12 Tufted Duck, 4 Meadow Pipit,  2 Goldcrest, 1 Great-Spotted Woodpecker, Small Copper Butterfly. (R Napp)

Trevose Head: 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Merlin. ( B Bosisto L Payne )

Lizard Peninsula: 1 Short-eared Owl, 28 Stock Dove, 6 Wheatear ( M Pass )

Marazion Beach: 1 Water Pipit below sand dunes, 1w Common Gull, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Shelduck, 1 Wheatear. (R Veal)

Kenidjack: 1 Greenland Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 23 Blackbird. (D Flumm)

Marazion this afternoon at 1530 from the Long Rock Car park: 5-6 Great Northern Diver (three ads, two or three juveniles), 4 Common Scoter (two males), Shelduck and 7 Sanderling. (M Beevers, C Richards) Longrock Pool: Cetti’s Warbler. (C Richards)

Newquay, Trevemper Bridge:1 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting in eucalyptus tree. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Water Rail, 1 Reed Bunting with the Linnet flock. (C Richards)

Lowertown Bridge, Helston: 2 Dipper, family of Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jay. (a witheywood)

Carn Gloose: 5 Golden Plover, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Chough & 8 Long-tailed Tit. Vagrant Emperor mid afternoon half mile east of Bollowall Barrow successfully hawking flies. (JHawkey & K Dalziel)

RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 drake Eider, 1 Common Scoter, c120 Gannet, 9 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Med Gull, 21 Herring Gull, 24 Great Black-backed Gull, 20 Guillemot, 2 Razorbill, 3 auk sp and 4 Skylark. Also 35+ Common Dolphin, 2 Harbour Porpoise and 3 Bluefin Tuna. ( T Blunden DK Parker) Wolf Rock to Hugh Town: 1 Manx Shearwater, 14 Gannet, c150 Shag, 1 Great Skua, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 41 Great Black-backed Gull and 1 Pied Wagtail. Also 1 Minke Whale, 3 Harbour Porpoise and c5 Bluefin Tuna. (T Blunden DK Parker) Hugh Town to Wolf Rock: 3 Mallard, 1 Fulmar, 1 Sooty Shearwater, c110 Gannet, c50 Shag, 21 Oystercatcher, c40 wader sp (in 1 flock), 1 Great Skua, 8 Black-headed Gull, 1 Med Gull, 18 Herring Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill and 2 Puffin. Also 1 Minke Whale, 3 Common Dolphin, 31 Harbour Porpoise and 2 Bluefin Tuna. (DK Parker) Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 Manx Shearwater, 26 Gannet, 28 Cormorant, 7 Black-headed Gull, 1 Med Gull, c125 Herring Gull, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Kittiwake, 9 Guillemot, 4 Razorbill and 10 auk sp.  Also 4 Harbour Porpoise. (DK Parker)

Pendeen: Black Redstart by the lighthouse.

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Thursday 18th October 2018

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still present on Treve Moor at 07:58 to 18:15 at least when it appeared to go to roost, also Tree Pipit over at 10:30. (G Wyatt)

Grey Catbird sketch by Richard Thewlis

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 1w drake Ring-necked Duck early morning and back again at 11:11 to 15:06 at least, also Red-veined Darter. (L Proctor) Also 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Muscovy Duck. (T Mills)

Ring-necked Ducks, Linton Proctor

Ring-necked Ducks, Tony Mills

Red-veined Darter, Linton Proctor

Nanquidno: 3 1w drake Ring-necked Duck on a private pool before being flushed at 09:15 by the owner. (N Wheatley) Also 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Fieldfare, 4 Chiffchaff. (T Mills)

Penlee NR: Red-breasted Flycatcher at far end, showing occasionally. (C Buckland P Aley)

Red-breasted Flycatcher, Chris Buckland

Porthgwarra: Ring Ouzel by dried up pool also 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 5 Fieldfare, 2 Wheatear & Whinchat . (M Wallace) 1070 Chaffinch, 135 Skylark, 3 Brambling, 4 Siskin, 8 Fieldfare, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Golden Plover, 4 Song Thrush, 1000s Starling and a Merlin. In scrub 2-3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest. (Oriole Birding) Turtle Dove still at Lower Roskestal Farm at 14:35. (R Treeby) 4+ Yellow-browed Warbler, and Red-breasted Flycatcher in 60 Foot Cover, also Short-eared Owl over Quinoa field. (M Elliott) Also an unconfirmed report of a Barred Warbler.

Trewornan Bridge: 9 Cattle Egret over towards Walmsley at 18.40. (S Grose)

Maer Lake: 2 Great White Egret at 15:22.

Cot Valley: 4 Yellow-browed Warbler and Ring Ouzel, 4 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 1 Brambling and 1 Woodlark. (D Flumm, N Wheatley)

Rame:  Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Golden Plover, 3 Siskin, 7 Chiffchaff & 3 Goldcrest.. (P Aley)

Polgigga area: Yellow-browed Warblers at Trevean and Bosistow Lane this afternoon also a Red-veined Darter and 8 Wheatear at Carn les Boel. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: A total of 150 birds ringed including 55 Blackcap, 34 Chiffchaff ( 1 tristis+ abietinus), 3 Goldcrest, 3 Firecrest, Reed Warbler, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. Also 2 Common Rosefinch seen. (K Wilson) Richard’s Pipit in fields by Faraway Cottage this afternoon. (M Wallace)

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler near the church at 14:30. (G Wyatt)

Penberth: 1+ Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest at the coast cottages. (G Lawlor)

Carn Gloose: 3 Vagrant Emperor reported over Ballowall Barrow plus 8 Red-veined Darter. (L Gregory)

Porthcurno: Yellow-browed Warbler below the car park.

PenrynYellow-browed Warbler on Tremough campus (F Bell)

Boswednack: Yellow-browed Warbler.

Sennen: Yellow-browed Warbler in Trevilly Farm Drive

Crowlas: 59 Redwing, 2 Siskin, 23 Chaffinch in 15 minute vismig this am. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill still present. (R Treeby)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Barn Owl, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 7 Coot, 3 Teal. (S Grose)

Pendeen Watch: Short-eared Owl in off the sea at 11:40.

Kingsmill Lake: 74 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Greenshank, 30+Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 2 Lapwing, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 34 Canada Geese, 5 Grey Heron, Curlew, Little Egret, Redshank & Buzzard. (K Baum)

Old Lizard Head: 1 f Snow Bunting, in field. SW695116 with Rock Pipits. (C Richards)

Snow Bunting, Clive Richards

St Merryn: 1 Peregrine falcon with Magpie prey.

Kelynack: 2 Lapwing, 6 Skylark, 6 Reed Bunting in private fields to east. (D Flumm)

Phillack: 2 Hummingbird Hawkmoth this evening together; feeding again on Salvia Hot Lips. (J Eaton)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth, John Eaton

Hummingbird Hawkmoth, John Eaton

Polhawn cove, W of Rame: At least 3 drowned Shag dead within long gill net close inshore. (RHurrell)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Mallard, 2 Coot, 13 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 6 Little Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 3 Snipe, 4 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Merlin, 6 Raven, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 2 Kestrel. (A Holmes)

Men-An-Tol:1 Barn Owl at dusk. (A Holmes)

Upton Towans Nature Reserve: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk. (A Holmes)

Merlin, Adam Holmes

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Tuesday 16th October 208

Late news, 14/10, Predannack Head: possible Brown Shrike reported.

Late news, 15/10, Lizard: 6 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Richards Pipit (fly over east), Ring Ouzel, 5 Red-veined Darter. (T Blunden)

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still present and showing well on and off. (M Ahmad et al.) Vagrant Emperor dragonfly also reported.

Grey Catbird – John Chapple

Grey Catbird – Mashuq Ahmad

Grey Catbird – Steve Rogers

Grey Catbird, Linton Proctor

Grey Catbird, Linton Proctor

Grey Catbird – Linton Proctor

Grey Catbird – Linton Proctor

Grey Catbird – Linton Proctor

Grey Catbird – David Hastilow

Grey Catbird – David Hastilow

Grey Catbird, Rod Farnes

Grey Catbird, Rod Farnes

Grey Catbird, Rod Farnes

Porthgwarra: Juv Rosy Starling again at Lower Roskestel Farm. 4 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)  Yellow-browed Warbler by dried out Pool. (A Holmes) Also 1 Turtle Dove with Collared Doves at Lower Roskestel Farm. (D Chaney)

St Levan: Calling Siberian Chiffchaff and Merlin. (M Wallace)

Falmouth: Corncrake flushed on private land near Treverva midday. (D Chaney)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at sewage works, 1 Ring Ouzel near woodyard. (T McGowan) Also 3 Black Redstart reported.

Ring Ouzel – Phil Taylor

Higher Bosistow Farm: Wryneck still present but elusive, around the farm buildings and along stone walls. Also a Little Bunting briefly, flying around ticking but not located on the deck yet. (Oriole Birding)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Ring-necked Duck, flighty, left for Nanquidno Pool and then returned. (Oriole Birding – finders, C Moore, J Ryan et al)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill again. (G Williams) Also Garganey and 2 first year Yellow-legged Gull from causeway. (D Jenkins)

Penberth Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and  2 Firecrest.

Cot Valley: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Ring Ouzel

Kelynack: 2 Lapwing, 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 32 Robin, 16 Blackbird, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Nanjizal: 68 new birds including 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 16 Chiffchaff (including 1 tristis ), 29 Blackcap, 1 Redwing & 1 Songthrush. (B Bosisto)

Sheffield: Lapland Bunting in fields. (J Ryan)

Sennen Cove: Common Dolphins attracting lots of Gannets, Kittiwakes, Mediterranean Gulls, Razorbills, Guillemots and singles of Arctic Skua and Balearic Shearwater. (Oriole Birding) Juv Pomarine Skua reported off Priest’s Cove.

Nanquidno: 4 Blackcap, 3+ Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth and several Red Admiral. (T Mills)

Maer Lake, Bude: Canada Goose hybrid along with 236 Canada Geese, 29 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 1 male Sparrowhawk. (J Hope)

Canada Goose hybrid – Janet Hope

Porthilly Point: 8 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Grey Plover, 13 Ringed Plover, 3 Curlew, 51 Oystercatcher, 2 Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipit, 5 Mute Swan. (S Grose)

Men-an-Tol: Marsh Harrier over at 15:10. Also 1 Sparrowhawk going past at 15:11. (B Oakes) 2 Wheatear, 1 female Merlin and 1 ringtail Hen Harrier over downs at 1645. (A Holmes)

Croft Pascoe Woods: Wryneck on path, Merlin on post at the back of woods, Great Spotted Woodpecker. (A Holmes)

Windmill Farm: 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Merlin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Kestrel, numerous tits and finches on feeders. (A Holmes)

St Eval: 100+ Golden Plover, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Short-eared Owl from the church. (S Grose)

Zennor Hill: 50+ Raven (C Madden)

Longdowns: 1 Barn Owl after dusk. (D Chaney)

Penzance: Battery Rocks: 24 Turnstone, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

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Thursday 11th October 2018

Late news, 10/10, Polgigga:  Wryneck on edge of cabbage field, south of Faraway Cottage. (J Eaton)

Wryneck – John Eaton

Late news, 10/10, Maer Lake: 300+ Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 35+ Curlew, 35+ Oystercatcher, 4 Dunlin, 4 Lapwing, 50+ Teal, 10+ Herring Gull, 20+ Black-headed Gull. (T Nicholson)

Maer Lake: 500+ Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 6 Curlew, 6 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 50+ Teal, 30+ Black-headed Gull. (T Nicholson)

Tregony: Black Redstart at Vose Farm sheltering from the rain. (R Harbird)

Black Redstart – Richard Harbird

Black Redstart – Richard Harbird

Porthgwarra: 1 Great Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater from the cave. (R Archer) A seawatch from 15:10-17:10 produced 19 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 16 Med Gull, 1 Common Gull plus feeding group of c150 Gannet with 2+ Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 9 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 40 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 7 Lapwing, 20 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 1 2nd cal Yellow-legged Gull, 154 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Buzzard and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm, M Ahmad, DK Parker)

Porthgwarra: Rosy Starling still at Lower Roskestal Farm, 1 Yellow Wagtail flew over. (D Unsworth) Lapland Bunting over at 12:15. (M Wallace) Yellow-browed Warbler at the dried up pond and Firecrest at Trevean. (L Thomson) 1 Black Redstart, 2 Blackcaps, 4 Chiffchaffs, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Choughs, 1 Heron & 2 Stonechat. (JH & K Dalziel)

Nanquidno: Yellow-browed Warbler at the bottom of the valley beyond the Firs also Firecrest and Coal Tit. (S Howatt, C Moore) Yellow-browed Warbler in the Sycamores below Nanjulian Farm. (P Taylor)

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler in the turning circle sallows. (L Thomson) Also a Crimson Speckled. (M Wallace)

Bosistow: Richard’s Pipit still at Higher Bosistow and Wryneck still at Faraway Cottage. (M Wallace)

Lizard Village: Rosy Starling still, also1 Black Redstart, 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Whinchat. (M Pass)

Pendeen Watch: Melodious Warbler in the Count House garden but moved off south along the hedge. (J Swann)

Porthcurno: Yellow-browed Warbler still. (M Ahmad)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler at the tractor shed and 1+ Yellow-browed Warbler at the bottom of the valley, also Willow Warbler and Merlin. (M Elliott)

Nanjizal: c4 Yellow-bowed Warblers in the private ringing area and Little Bunting in the private cut maize fields. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Sennen Cove: Sandwich Tern and Wheatear. (D Unsworth)

Trewornan Bridge: 21 Cattle Egret at 18.00 in field next to tower hide. (S Grose)

Newlyn: 1w Yellow-legged Gull at Sandy Cove: (M Ahmad)

Yellow-legged Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Cape Cornwall/Carn Gloose: 6+ Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, Arctic Skua and a feeding Minke Whale. (M Scott-Ham)

Levant: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (M Scott-Ham)

Zennor Head: 1 Whinchat. (P Harris)

Rock Helipad Field: 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Fowey: 1 Grey Heron & 2 Great Black-backed Gull ( D Hastilow)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Cattle Egret, 10 Little Egret this evening. (S Rowe)

Newquay: 64 Pied Wagtail roosting on the roof of Morrisons. (S Grose) 1 Black Redstart in private garden. (C.Yates)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Greenshank. (G Adams) 1 Wheatear, 7 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 6 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 19 Curlew, 8 Snipe. (J St Ledger)

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Wednesday 10th October 2018

Late news, 9/10, St Agnes: 2+ Chough and 2 Wheatear at Trevellas. (S Hill)

Late news, 9/10, Truro: Calling Raven flew over Rosedale Estate, in a north-westerly direction. Used to a fairly regular occurrence earlier in year but not seen for a while. Has been seen on railway viaduct. (K & J Moretimore)

Late news, 9/10, Newquay, Trevithick Manor Farm: 1 Barn Owl, 2 Redwing heard overhead. (S Grose)

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs still present at 16:45. (R Harbird)

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler in the halfway wall sallows above the dried up pond. (M Wallace)

Pendeen: Yellow-browed Warbler at the church this afternoon. (J Swann)

Polgigga: Richard’s Pipit over Higher Bosistow. (L Thomson)

Polgigga: 2 Richard’s Pipits briefly, and Wheatear in field between Faraway cottage and Trevean this morning, also Wryneck along stone wall in gorse along coastal footpath. (M Ferris) Still 1 Richard’s Pipit present mid morning. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: Juv Rosy Starling Great Spotted Woodpecker and Turtle Dove still at Roskestal. (J Miller et al.) Wryneck between car park and Quinoa field. Male Merlin. (M Scott-Ham)

Rosy Starling – John Miller

Great Spotted Woodpecker – John Miller

Lizard Village: 1 Rosy Starling. (M Jones)

Nanquidno: Hawfinch in cottages below Nanjulian Farm. (B Hibbett)

St Ives: Wryneck on coast path 1 mile west of St Ives.

Cot Valley: 1 Redwing over. (D Helliar)

Nanjizal: Juv male Ring Ouzel in the lower valley. (M Scott-Ham) 2 Yellow-browed Warblers trapped today plus Little Bunting in the farm garden briefly before flying north. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Carn Boel: Female Merlin & 2 Wheatear. (M Scott-Ham)

Sennen Cove: Ad Great northern Diver in cove this evening. (J Miller)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 5 Tufted Duck, 7 Canada Goose, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 50 Meadow Pipit, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 12 Long-tailed Tit. (D Flumm)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Cattle Egret, 10 Little Egret, all Egrets flew high over Newquay boating lake at 18:40.(S Grose)

At sea: 150 Great Shearwaters from Scillonian III.

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Osprey – taking fish. (A Curwen)

Falmouth: 2 Firecrests at Glendurgan Gardens.

Penryn to Flushing footpath: 2 Green Woodpecker (1 male, 1 female), 1 Kestrel (female), 1 Sparrowhawk (female). (J St Ledger)

Green Woodpecker, John St Ledger

Cot Valley: Short-eared Owl briefly to the south.

Mount Hawke: 46 Goldfinch on overhead wires at 08:30. (RB & PC Girling)

Truro: Calling Raven flew over Rosedale Estate, in a north-westerly direction. Used to a fairly regular occurrence earlier in year but not seen for a while. Has been seen on railway viaduct. (K & J Moretimore)

Looe: Drake Eider below Hannafore Point. (N Banks)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 17 Mute Swan, 215 Canada Goose, 3 Shelduck, 35 Mallard, 36 Wigeon, 2 Pintail, 4 Red-legged Partridge,2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 15 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 65 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Grey Plover, 1 Lapwing, 3 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 40 Curlew, 120 Black-headed Gull, 170 Herring Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 9 Jackdaw, 15 Rook, 150 Carrion Crow, 3 Starling, 9 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Large White, 1 Comma, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Copper. (M Scawen et al.)

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Tuesday 9th October 2018

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Spotted Redshank, 3+ Ringed Plover, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, c100 Redshank, c100 Curlew, 20+ Oystercatcher around evening high tide. (D Chaney)

Camel Estuary Burniere Hide: 36 Red legged Partridge, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Greenshank, 48 Curlew, 1 Cattle Egret. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 14 Cattle Egret in field east of Tower Hide at 17:30. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: Rosy Starling still present this morning at Roskestel Farm, plus 2 Turtle Dove and a Lesser Whitethroat. (M Ferris, MJ Spicer, M Wallace) Turtle Dove photographed at Trevean Pool. (L Thomson) 2 Richard’s Pipits in fields between Trevean and Higher Bosistow. (M Wallace)

Gerrans: Juv Rosy Starling coming to food in a private garden. Present for at least a week. (M Glass)

Rosy Starling, Maggie Glass

Rosy Starling, Maggie Glass

Penryn: 6 Crossbill over Penryn campus. (L Langley, T Phelps)

Allet: Firecrest with a Long-tailed Tit flock at CWT HQ. (Cornwall Wildlife Trust)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Spoonbills at 11:30 before flying off towards Hayle. (K Robinson)

Porthcurno: 14 Cattle Egrets in cattle field at top of village. (L Thomson) Also visible from Raftra Farm. (M Wallace) Still present at 16:30. (R Archer) 16 Cattle Egrets looking from Ardensawah Farm towards Raftra. (D Unsworth)

Cattle Egret, Tony Mills

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler seen at 11:15, halfway down path towards the sea. (Jill)

Nanjizal: Yellow-browed Warbler still. Please keep to public rights of way. (J Ryan)

Porthcurno: Yellow-browed Warbler still on the east side below the car park. (J Ryan)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Canada Geese on Ryan’s Field. (K Bowers)

Kingfisher, Kevin Bowers

Kingfisher, Kevin Bowers

Mount Hawke: 1 “croaking” Raven flew over to south-east at 11.30. (RB & PC Girling)

Levant: 1 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Great Skua between 09:00 & 09:30. (M Scott-Ham)

Carn Kenidjack: c.110 Golden Plover, 1 large pipit sp flew over towards St Just but didn’t call, 2 Chough. (M Scott-Ham)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater:  1 Tawny Owl (f) calling 05.30. (B Toms)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Tawny Owl heard in Penpol Creek, 2 Tawny Owl also seen in Trenance Gardens. (S Grose)

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