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)


Tuesday 10th October 2017

Lost tripod: Manfrotto carbon fibre, with a dark green carrying ‘mule’, with 2 sitting mats inside, possibly at Ryan’s Field Hide or car park, Hayle 7th October. Please contact us if found.

Late News, 09/10, Nanjizal: 113 ringed, including 37 Goldcrest, 9 Firecrest, 7 Chiffchaff, 11 Blackcap. (K Wilson)

Late News, 08/10, Nanjizal: 133 ringed, including 15 Goldcrest, 5 Firecrest,12 Blackcap, 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (K Wilson)

Lizard Village: 1 Rose-coloured Starling still nr. Henry’s Croft. (I Maclean)

Porthgwarra: 9 Firecrest, c60 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1 Merlin, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk and 5 Buzzard. Also 1 juv Gannet over 60 ft Cover. (DK Parker) Also Spoonbill west past Porthgwarra at 08:55. (M Wallace)

Sancreed:  7 Lapwing & 2 Grey Wagtail west, 2 Firecrest, 25 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Kelynack: 1 Hawfinch, 2 Firecrest, 7 Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno: 2 Firecrest at the bottom of the valley. (D Allan) Also Barred Warbler reported in brambles opposite Nanjulian Farm.                        

Cot:  5 Goldcrest, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Hummingbird Hawk-moth. (D Flumm)

Chyandour Coombe: 3 Firecrest (Paul St Pierre)

Gulval: 4 Firecrest (Paul St Pierre) 

Camel Estuary: 1 Common Sandpiper, 78 Common Redshank, 7 Greenshank, 17 Ringed Plover (including colour Ringed bird from Germany), 1st winter Med – green ring RX OP,  2 Kingfisher. 1 Glossy Ibis (seen circling over Wadebridge from Town Quay this afternoon, appeared to be heading towards Chapel Amble / Walmsley Sanctuary as it lost height and was lost from view).  5 Cattle Egret (in cattle field behind Pinkson Creek). (B Bosisto, P Roseveare) 8 Cattle Egret at Pinkson Creek this afternoon. (D Julian)

Treraven  Meadows: 5 Mediterranean Gull, 23D8 yellow ring Black headed Gull, 2 Peregrine,  1 Stock Dove, 1 Hawfinch (flew across the reserve from Egloshayle, appeared to land in Treraven Wood). (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Bittern (flew across reedbed in the left hand corner of the reserve opposite the old hide), 1 Pintail, 11 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 24 Lapwing, 193 Golden Plover, 4 Ruff ,1 Knot, 1 Dunlin, 9 Black tailed Godwit, 14 Bar tailed Godwit  1 Greenshank  1 Wood Sandpiper (my latest record of this species), 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Snipe, 20 Curlew, 1 Water Rail, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 58 Mistle Thrush (an amazing sight as one after the other moved through the tree’s at Trewornan Manor), 2 Redwing, 1 Siskin. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Chapel Amble:  2 Green Sandpiper. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 77 Golden Plover. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Water Rail, 3 Chiffchaff, with 2 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail by the beach and 1 Ringed Plover at Swanpool Point. Swanvale: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler calling, 2 Water Rail, 2 Nuthatch. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 49 Redshank, 9 Turnstone, 45 Curlew, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Grebe at morning high tide. (D Chaney)

Nanjizal: 147 birds ringed including; 72 Goldcrest, 23 Firecrest, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 10 Blackcap and blythi Lesser Whitethroat. (K Wilson)

Marazion: Small stint-like wader seen in flight briefly this morning at Long Rock beach opposite carpark. (S Turner)

Kingsmill: 1 Pink-footed Goose. (M Beer)

Bearah Tor: 4 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing. (B Craven)

Looe: Drake Eider at the river mouth this afternoon.(R Billington)


Sunday 8th October 2017

Late News, 07/10, Scillonian crossing pm: 100+ Balearic Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 10+ Sooty Shearwater, 10 Bonxie, 5 Arctic Skua (M Murphy, J Gearty)

Lizard Village: 1 Rose-coloured Starling by Lizard Argyle football pitch, then later at Croft Parc. (I Maclean, T Blunden, M Pass)

Church Cove: 3 Firecrest (I Maclean)

Caerthillean: 1 Vagrant Emperor. (I Maclean)

Kynance: 1 Richard’s Pipit over, 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present am, then flushed by Kestrel and flew high west, 5 Black Redstart in vicinity. (J Gearty)

Kenidjack:  2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (B Toms, M Curtis) Also 1 Firecrest. (T Fletcher) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at the sewage works, 1 Firecrest, 8 Chough, 15 Goldcrest. (R Veal)

Nanquidno: 6 Grey Wagtail, 1 Firecrest. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck opposite the coastguard cottages (C Urquart, M Pass, R Veal) Also 1 Ring Ouzel just before the lighthouse.

Cot Valley: 3 Firecrest. (C Urquart)

Porthgwarra: Ring Ouzel at Carn Scathe this morning. (M Wallace)
1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Firecrest, 20+ Goldcrest, 8+ Great Spotted Woodpecker and 5 Skylark. (R Veal)
1 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Snipe, 2 Chough, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 48 Meadow Pipit, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Firecrest, 16 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 6 Swallow, 52 Chaffinch, 9 Siskin, 2 Redpoll, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Ring Ouzel, 43 Skylark, 1 Woodlark and 3 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Land’s End: Ring Ouzel along the cycle track, Land’s End. (L Thomson)

Hayle Estuary RSPBLittle Stint, 2 Spotted Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper this morning. 29 Greylag Goose, 2 Gadwall, 1 Ruff, 58 Common Redshank, 14 Bar tailed Godwit, 1 Knot and 1 Black-necked Grebe this afternoon. (B Bosisto, )

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 3 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Cormorant, 12 Teal, 22 Mallard, 30+ Canada Goose, 2 Buzzard, 3 Curlew, 4 Moorhen, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Wren and 5 Black-tailed Godwit. (K Bowers – photos)

Little Grebe Moorhen Cormorant
Canada Goose Teal Mallard

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 1 Canada Goose, 2 Cormorant,11 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 28 Mallard, 19 Tufted Duck, 93 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 3 Buzzard, 3 Raven, 37 Carrion Crow, 33 Jackdaw, 9 Magpie, 245 Starling,1 Wood Pigeon, 2 Blackbird, 7 Stonechat, 58 Meadow Pipit, 18 Pied Wagtail,1 Chaffinch, 28 Linnet, 3 Robin. (DA Conway/WeBS)

St. Agnes Head: 1 Short-eared Owl (D Eva)

Camel Estuary: 5 Cattle Egret at Pinkson creek. (D Julian)

Church Cove, Lizard: 4 Firecrest, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Swallow, 4 Skylark, 1 Grey Wagtail (J & D Chapman)

St Ives: 23 Turnstone, 14 Mediterranean Gull. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 15 Sanderling, 35 Turnstone, 23 Ringed Plover, 24 Dunlin. 4 Common Scoter in bay. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Hawkers Cove /Stepper Point: 4 Yellowhammer, 2 fem Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Wheatear, 1 Peregrine Falcon, Linnets, Goldfinches, Skylarks, Meadow pipits. (S Grose)

Land’s End Airfield: 200 Golden Plover flew over. (B Bosisto)

Pendeen: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Siskin in the churchyard. (B Bosisto)

Constantine: Whinchat and c50 Golden Plover (J. Chapman)

Crugmeer: 3 Stock Dove and 4 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Sancreed: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler along road at old dairy with 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest & 6 Goldcrest (D Flumm)

Marazion: 1 Arctic Tern, 3 Common Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 sum plum Great Northern Diver and 1 drake Common Scoter offshore this am. (R Veal)

Cotehele: 3 Firecrests in the gardens. (R Smaldon)

Windmill Farm: Gadwall, Firecrest, Wryneck, Snipe, Grey Heron, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaffs, Goldcrests, 3 Teal, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Buzzard, plus an Adder. All on CBWPS walk. Also a leucistic Robin singing at Jolly Town Farm. (D Wright)

Leucistic Robin – Dougy Wright

Gannel Estuary: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper and 89 Curlew. (S Grose)

Porth Joke: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 11 Blackcap, 20 Goldcrest, 16 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 12 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 24 Linnet, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20 Skylark and 6 Meadow Pipit. (S Rowe)

Trevedran: 60+ Swallows went over north towards St Buryan plus a single Sand Martin. (M Bishop)

Feock: 2 Mistle Thrushes agitating around Sparrowhawk. (K. Dalziel)

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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)


Thursday 10th November

Late news, 8/11, Chyandour: 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black Redstart. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 9/11, Chyandour: 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 male Eider, 1 Black Redstart, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 9/11, Heamoor: 1 Firecrest. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 9/11, Gulval: 2 Firecrest. (P St Pierre)

Late News, 9/11, Gerrans: 1 Common Rosefinch seen well with Chaffinches on private farmland. (N Hewitt)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff. (P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Water Pipit, 2 imm Spoonbill, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 70+ Dunlin, 1w dr Green-winged Teal, hybrid Glaucous x Herring (alt: aberrant Herring) Gull, 2 Shoveler, 1 ad male Peregrine, 100 Golden Plover, 50 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank. (B Dallas, M Halliday, D Parker)

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Water Pipit, photos by Mark Halliday


Probus: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in private garden. (B Field)

Bude: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cormorant and 13 Turnstone. (H Wilkins)

Restronguet: Dalmatian Pelican again at 1300hrs. (J Turner, R Wilkins)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Water Rail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Buzzard. (A James)

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Water Rail, photos by Alan James


Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove

Long Rock: juv Rose-coloured Starling again at Morrisons car park. (B Moore)

Drift Reservoir: 9 hybrid goose, 1 Muscovy Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 21 Greylag Goose, 294 Canada Goose, 1 Mandarin Duck, 10 Wigeon, 7 Teal, 11 Tufted Duck, 3 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 61 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 97 Herring Gull. (D Parker)

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Tuesday 8th November

Late news, 7/11, Land’s End: Photos of flyover juv Bearded Tit. (M Ahmad)

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Church Cove, Lizard: 1 Swallow. (P White)

Marazion Marsh: 20000+ Starling, 1 Litle Egret. (A James – photos)

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Porthcurno: 1 Black Redstart. (A Davey)

Restronguet/Devoran: 1 Dalmatian Pelican back on the minebank mid morning, 8 Shelduck, 90+ Wigeon, 200+ Teal, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Little Grebe, 16 Dunlin. (M May, J Turner).

Maenporth to Rosemullion: 3 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 8 Common Scoter (resting on water and feeding; two being pestered by a female Tufted Duck), 2 Peregrine, 4 Bullfinch (2 male, 2 female). (J St Ledger – photos)

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Hayle Estuary: 2 Spoonbill, 4 Cormorant at Ryan’s Field. (A James – photos) Juv American Golden Plover still present on main estuary. Also 4 Greylag Goose, 250 Golden Plover, 80 Lapwing, 2 Knot, 100 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 1w Common Gull, 30 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher. (T Mills)

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Lower Tamar Lake: 7 Goosander (3m 4f), 3 Goldcrest, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing, 11 Tufted Duck, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch. (R Mudge)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: 2 Purple Sandpiper, fem Common Scoter, 1 Little Egret. (M King)

Sennen: Richard`s Pipit again in field south of school.

Land’s End: Dusky Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest, Lesser Whitethroat.

Long Rock: juv Rose-coloured Starling again at Morrisons car park.

Perranuthnoe: ad Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

Freathy, Torpoint: Sabine’s Gull flew past west at 12:50.

Penzance: 2 Greenfinch (with goldfinches), 22 Goldfinch flock on wires in Lidden area. (T Mills) Also Black Redstart near railway station.

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Sunday 6th November 2016

Windmill Farm, CBWPS walk: 1 Marsh Harrier (female), 1 Kingfisher (only 2nd record for the reserve), 200 Golden Plover, 30 Lapwing, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 4 Bullfinch, 2 flocks of mixed tits (Great, Blue, Long-tailed), 1 Stonechat, 1 Buzzard, 1 Redwing, numerous Song Thrush and Blackbird, 1 Snipe. (D Wright)


Kingfisher, Dougy Wright

Truro: 1 m Blackcap in private garden, first of the autumn. (D Jenkins) Also good vismig of thrush movement, 2000+, over this morning including Fieldfare, Redwing and Blackbird, some in the garden. (S Rogers)

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Bude Marsh: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff showing well in with 4+ Common Chiffchaff along canal path 30 yards before Truscotts Bridge in willows on left hand side. (A Roberts)

Longrock: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling again in Morrisons car park. (R Veal)

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Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 m Kestrel. (J St Ledger)


Purple Sandpiper, John St Ledger

Ponsanooth, Kennall Vale Nature Reserve: 1 Kingfisher over the quarry. (J Breadon)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 2 Spoonbill. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest in private garden. (R Veal)

Probus:Dipper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Water Rail and 1 drake Mandarin Duck on the pools then flew off in direction of Tresillian Creek. (B Field)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Merlin.

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