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)

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Tuesday 30th October 2018

Late news, 5/10, St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Glossy Ibis briefly before flying off to the south west. (H Hoad)

Glossy Ibis – Hilary Hoad

St Erth: Male Hen Harrier heading SE at 06:50. (K Wilson)

Lizard Downs: Male Hen Harrier at 08:30, also 1 Short Eared Owl , 1 Little Egret , 100+ Stock Dove. (M Pass)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey over Copperhouse Creek at 07:52. (P Rutter) It flew south at 08:05. (M Ahmad) Seen again flying east at 09:15am. (J Munday) Female Common Scoter on Carnsew Pool this afternoon. (A Langdon)

Sancreed: 3 Great White Egret arrived from east and circled Sellan Farm (08:10-08:15) and north end of Drift reservoir (where they may have settled briefly before continuing west); westerly passage of 30 Stock Dove, 150 Woodpigeon, 7 Snipe, 10 Skylark, 2000 Starling. In area, 4 Lapwing, 3 Skylark, 6 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Boscregan: 3 Great White Egret flew south at 09:25. (N Wheatley S Stanbury). 2 male Hen Harrier low south at 08:40, Woodlark, Woodcock and 3 Brambling between Cot Valley and Nanquidno, . (N Wheatley)

Porthgwarra: 3 Great White Egret at 09:38 also Yellow-browed Warbler and Woodlark. (P Aley M Wallace)

Probus: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (per M Ahmad)

Stithians Reservoir: Temminck’s Stint and Great White Egret at the southern end. (P Locker) Also Marsh Tit and Coal Tit on the CBWPS bird feeders from the southern cut off hide. (R Mawer)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1w drake Ring-necked Duck still. (P Locker)

Caerthillian Cove: Barred Warbler again in the Tamarisk by the footbridge also Short-eared Owl.

Wadebridge: 10 Cattle Egret in field to right of Trewornan Bridge.

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler in scrub below the Coastguard Cottages and 1 in 60′ Cover. Also Woodlark over. (M Wallace)

Tregeseal: Yellow-browed Warbler 200m down from Old Foundry mid morning.

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

Higher Bosistow: Woodlark over. (M Wallace)

St Levan: 1 Firecrest. (M Wallace)

Land’s End Airport: Black Redstart by the cafe.

Crowlas (vismig 07:15-8:15): 1 Redpoll, 1 male Merlin 2 Brambling, 98 Redwing, 1 Reed Bunting, 5 Fieldfare, 110 Golden Plover, 13 Lapwing, 120 Chaffinch, 79 Stock Dove, 20 Skylark heading West/North West. (R Veal)

Land’s End: 3 Short-eared Owls. (C Andrews)

Cape Cornwall: Short-eared Owl.

Cot Valley: 2 male Hen Harriers and a Woodlark over.

Croft Pascoe: 15+ Crossbill, 2 Bullfinch (1m, 1f), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1m, 1f). Also numbers of Goldcrest and Coal Tit. 3 Redwing (over). (J St Ledger A Williams)

Crossbill – John St Ledger

Crossbill – John St Ledger

Crossbill – John St Ledger

Longrock: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver and 3 diver sp offshore. (P St Pierre)

Penzance: Goldeneye, 3 Eider and 6 Teal offshore and a Brent Goose flew west. (P St Pierre) Dark-bellied Brent Goose and 1w Yellow-legged Gull on Rosemorran Stream at 14:35. (M Elliott)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 10 Swallows at the back of the marsh. (P St Pierre) Also Goldeneye, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal and 7 Little Grebe on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker) Yellow-bowed Warbler, 2 Firecrest and a leucistic Starling this evening. (S Foote)

Kenidjack: 3 Swallow, c10 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 5 Goldcrest and 1 Fieldfare. (DK Parker)

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail and 2 male Hen Harrier, Barn Owl ans Short-eared Owl this evening. (MJ Spicer)

Porthilly Point : 22 Wigeon, 4 Greenshank, 1 Curlew, 3 Redshank, 66 Oystercatcher, 21 Turnstone, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

The Gannel Estuary, Newquay: 2 Common Sandpiper. (D Grose)

Porth Joke: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Woodcock this evening. Also 40 Skylark, 20 Blackbird, 15 Song Thrush. (S Rowe)

Navax Point: Short-eared Owl. (P Smale)

Hannafore Point: 20 ad Mediterranean Gull. (R Smaldon)

East Looe beach: Resident drake Eider still. (R Smaldon)

St Erth: Black Redstart on roof tops in Wellfield Close. (D Robinson)

Goss Moor: 1 Merlin over A30 nr Cornwall Services. (R Hollis)

Constantine (06:45-07:15): 1 Brambling, c 200 Starling, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Ravens over. (J Chapman)

Gurnards Head: 20 Choughs. (C Madden)

Whipsiderry: 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

St Erth: 1 Coal Tit. (S Witts)

Coal Tit – Sean Witts

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Monday 29th October 2018

Marazion: Tawny Owl calling at 06:00. (DK Parker) 1 male Merlin west past Rosehill. (P Fraser)

Nanjizal: 1 Woodcock, 9 Snipe , 10 Lapwing , 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler , 1 Green Woodpecker , 6 Brambling , 2 Redpoll , 1 Crossbill , 1 American Buff-bellied Pipit (found by Kester Wilson at 07:30), then seen flying towards Trevilley at 10:08. Please keep to public rights of way. (B Bosisto)

Land’s End: Grey Catbird showed well at 08.30 at Treve Common. Also Swallow over. (T Raven) Short-eared Owl also reported.

Crowlas (vismig 07:20-08:15): 1 male Merlin, 1 Reed Bunting, 63 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare, c670 Wood Pigeon, 36 Stock Dove, 1 Lapwing, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Wagtail, 31 Skylark. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, c12 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Water Rail, 22 Golden Plover, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush. (DK Parker) 5 Short-eared Owl reported by the dried up pool.

Sancreed: Westerly passage of 2020 Woodpigeon, 114 Stock Dove, 37 Skylark, c2000 Starling, 60 Chaffinch. In area 3 Snipe, 1 Golden Plover, 20 Fieldfare, 45 Redwing, 8 Song Thrush, 25 Blackbird, 2 Stonechat. (D Flumm)

Gurnard’s Head: Merlin over east. (R Augarde)

Land’s End: 3 Kestrel, 1 f Merlin, 20 Stock Dove, 4 Swallow. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Polgigga: 8 Crossbill over Trebehor Moor. (M Wallace)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1w drake Ring-necked Duck still plus Curlew Sandpiper and 2 Dunlin. (M Ahmad)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 8 Whooper Swan over SW and landed on Gwithian Towans on grass field behind Sunset Surf. (MJ Spicer)

Water Rail – Mike Spicer

Whooper Swans – Mike Spicer

Whooper Swans – Mike Spicer

Rock, Sandy Hills: 3 Cattle Egret in field opp holiday lets at 14:15. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 24 Cattle Egret in field adjacent to road down to Trewornan Bridge at 14:50. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Grose)

Loe Pool: 2 Goosander (m & f), 28 Pochard, (A Witheywood)

Goosander – A Witheywood

Pochard – A Witheywood

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Bittern flew across Longrock Pool. (R Mawer) Also 4 Tufted Duck still. (DK Parker) 1 Barn Owl. (B Bosisto) Also Osprey reported flying north at 16:45 and a probable Rosy Starling briefly. (S Foote)

Kynance Cove: Barred Warbler in flight by white house near bridge at 13:15. Also 3 Woodlarks over.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Great White Egret on Ryan’s Field and Spoonbill still.

Stithians Reservoir: Temminck’s Stint still at the southern end.

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler still by ruin at 08:40.

Church Cove: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow Browed Warbler. (M Pass)

Lizard: 2 Redpoll, 4 Brambling, 25 Reed Bunting, 1 Merlin, 4 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff. ( M Pass )

Constantine: 1 Firecrest, 1 Brambling. (D Collins)

Firecrest – David Collins

Goonhilly: Flock of 15 Crossbill in flight, then landed Croft Pascoe wood. (S Williams)

Crossbill – Stephen Williams

Crossbill – Stephen Williams

Crossbill – Stephen Williams

Crossbills – Stephen Williams

Men-an-Tol: Ringtail Hen Harrier again. Also 2 male Hen Harrier and 1 Short-eared Owl this evening. (P St Pierre)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1m Goosander (first this winter), 1 Fieldfare, 1 Goldcrest, 2f Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 17 Moorhen, 48 Wigeon, 25 Mallard, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Black-headed Gull, c150 Canada Geese, 9 Shoveler, 34 Coot, 1 Cormorant, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Teal, 2 Willow Tit, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron. (R Mudge)

Tregeseal: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Chough. (D Flumm)

Black Redstart – Dave Flumm

Godolphin Cross: 3 Firecrest this morning in a private garden. (C Richards)

Truro: 1 m Blackcap in a private garden, first seen here this winter. (D Jenkins)

St Merryn: 2 Woodcock flushed. 14 Long-tailed Tits and 3 Bullfinch. (R Hughes)

Penryn: Presumably recently fledged Herring Gulls W220 and W221 on roofs of nearby estate cars in Asda car park this afternoon. (D Chaney)

Playing Place: 1 Barn Owl. (M Jones)

Zennor: 1 Buzzard. (S Perry)

Buzzard – Steve Perry

Looe River: 1 male Kingfisher, 1 female Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Shelduck, 7 Curlew, 6-7 Redshank, 2 leucistic Carrion Crow, 1 juv Shag. (I Juliane)

Looe, Hannafore: 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin with several Turnstone, 2 Meadow Pipit, several Rock Pipit, 1 Kestrel, 1 Curlew. (I Juliane)

Penzance: After two years of poor crops, the Holm oaks in town have many acorns this year.  As a result of this, the local jays are busy caching them.  Impossible to know how many birds or where they have all come from but there is a continual stream of them to be seen from our windows, up to four at a time. Most acorns are carried off but also buried near by, as in our lawn.  Normally, the jay is a very secretive bird, I very rarely see them in spring or summer, but every October, depending on the acorn crop, they come in to town in some numbers, sharing the acorns with wood pigeons, ie fifteen pigeons in one tree, two days ago. (R Phillips)

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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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Friday 26th October 2018

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still at Treve Common.

Grey Catbird – Peter Tongue

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Great White Egret still. (R Veal, D Balmer) Also Spoonbill and 65 Med Gull. (D Balmer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Goldeneye on Longrock Pool. (P Walsh)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1w drake Ring-necked Duck still, also 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Teal, 65 Canada Goose, 1 Canada hybrid. (D Flumm) 4 Greenland White-fronted Geese briefly, before heading north. Also 1 Ring-necked Duck, 1 Wigeon, 1 Teal and 3 Green Sandpiper. (M Spicer)

Ring-necked Duck – Mike Spicer

Sancreed: 4 Greenland White-fronted Geese NW (14:40-14:52), same as above, 30 Pied Wagtail in fields. (D Flumm)

Pendeen Watch: 2 juv Sabine’s Gull, 1 Grey Phalarope, 1 Balearic Shearwater and 2000+ auks, mostly Guillemots, between 09:30 & 11:30. (P Clement) Also 3 Pom Skua and 2 Arctic Tern. (P Wilson, D Balmer)

St Ives (08:15-10:30): 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 10 Common Scoter, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Red-throated Diver, 6 Aythya Duck sp. (presumed Tufted). Also good passage of Auks (c2000) and Kittiwakes (c750). (R Veal, T McGowan, R Augarde, R Wilkins)

Porthgwarra: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler by coastguard cottages. (R Veal) Also 1 Ring Ouzel behind village. (R Augarde)

Trevose Head: 1 Little Auk. (B Bosisto)

Padstow: 32 Cattle Egret on opposite side of the river. (B Bosisto)

Illogan: Short-eared Owl landed in field 08:15 but quickly chased off by crow. (J Baker)

Bosistow: 2 Whooper Swan over Lower Bosistow.

Porth Reservoir: 1 Dipper, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 13 Coot, 1 Common Gull, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Grey Heron. (S Grose)

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

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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)