Monday 4th December 2017

Pendower: Pacific Diver, 8 Great Northern Diver, 6 Black-throated Diver, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe, mixed gulls including 4 Meds. (M Lammas)

Hayle Estuary: American Golden Plover still present this afternoon associating more with Lapwing present than the Golden Plover flock. When Golden Plover disturbed the AGP remained alone with Lapwing. Eventually it flew with the Lapwing onto Ryan’s field. (J Hawkey, B Toms and M Curtis)

American Golden Plover, Mike McKee

Mullion Church: Rose Coloured Starling this afternoon (M Pass)

St Erth: 3 Cattle Egret in Tredrea Lane and 1 Barn Owl. (MJ Spicer)

Cattle Egret, Mike McKee

Penzance: 1 Eider in Harbour, 1 Black Redstart at Chyandour, 2 Black Redstart at Battery Rocks beach, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver and c30 Common Scoter offshore. (A McKechnie) 24 Common Scoter (J Evans) Pacific Diver also reported off Jubilee Pool.

Eider, Alex McKechnie

Penzance: 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Redwing, 30 Goldfinch, 2 Blackcap (1f, 1m) at St Mary’s Churchyard. (J Evans)

Drift Reservoir: 50+ Canada Goose, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldcrest , 1 Wren. (K Bowers)

Tufted Duck, Kevin Bowers

Carnon Valley: 7/8 Lesser Redpoll briefly (M Pass)

Nanjizal: 1 Little Bunting and 1 Hawfinch. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: 1 Woodcock on moor; 2 Peregrine, 2 Chough. 1 Grey Wagtail on beach. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Crean: c 10 Redwing. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sandy Cove: 1 Slavonian Grebe still; Minke Whale at far side of bay. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, L Proctor)

Perranuthnoe: 7 Great Northern Diver. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point to Black Rock: 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Common Dolphin. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth: 4 Redwing and 2 Song Thrush on Cordyline berries in the garden. (E Tackley)

Swanpool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still at Swanvale NR. Also Black Redstart on the beach and 2 Slavonian Grebe offshore.

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter still present, also 1 Long-tailed Duck.

Camel Trail (Bridge on Wool to Polbrook): 150+ Black-headed Gull, 30+ Herring Gull, 3 Redshank, 8 Oystercatcher, 3 Lapwing, 120+ Starling, 150+ Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 11 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 11 Mute Swan (inc 1 juv), 25 Mallard, 4 Robin, 10 Crow, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Curlew, 2 Shelduck, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Dippers 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming), 4 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock and 3 Otter. (P McKeogh)

Hannafore, Looe: 1 Swallow, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Black Redstart, 21 Turnstone, 1 Redshank, 1 Stonechat, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Dunnock, 3 Cormorant, 1 Curlew, 3 Robin, 17 Carrion Crow, 3 Wood Pigeon, 35 Herring Gull, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 57 Black-headed Gull, 6 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 8 Oystercatcher, 3 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 House Sparrow, 3 Wren, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Grey Heron, resident drake Eider. (P Sharp)

Towan Head. 3 Common Scoter still off point, also 4 + Common Dolphin. (M Lammas)

Feock: 3 Blackcaps (2f,1m) in private garden including one female colour-ringed as part of a study in the same garden last winter. (K Dalziel)

Liskeard: 1 Hawfinch at Westbourne car park. (D Julian)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup and 1 Ring-necked Duck still present.

Charlestown: 2 m Blackcap. (D Hastilow)

St Merryn: 1 Barn Owl. (R Hughes)

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Saturday 4th November 2017

Late news, 2/11, Penberth: Unconfirmed, third hand report from local resident of an “American cuckoo with a brown bill” half a mile east of cove last Thursday. (per D Eva)

Grampound Road: 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Marsh Tit, 2 Siskin and 1 Firecrest at Trenowth. (P St Pierre, DK Parker)

Longrock: Probable returning Pacific Diver but distant, also 2+ Great Northern Diver and drake Common Scoter still. (P St Pierre)

Port Isaac, Harbour area: 1 Black Redstart, 13 Common Gull, 9 Razorbill,6 Siskin, 1 Sparrowhawk (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff. (T Mills) Also 1 Barn Owl reported. (per T Mills)

Marazion beach: 1 possibly 2 Water Pipit and 1 Yellow Wagtail this afternoon. (M Ahmad, R Veal)

Water pipit, Mashuq Ahmad

Stithians Reservoir: 8+ Goldcrest, 2 female Bullfinch, Kingfisher, 5 Coal Tit, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, Song Thrush, Water Rail, Little Egret and usual birds; Chaffinches Great Tits etc from the Southern Cut-off Hide. (S Williams) 1 Coal Tit 2 Greenfinch 2 Reed Bunting 1 Sparrowhawk (landed on top feeders) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chaffinches Blue Tits, Great Tits, Robin from the Cut-off Hide, with 25 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 2 Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Grebe from the Stuart Hutchings Hide (W Chegwidden)

 
   

Goldcrest, Reed Bunting, Water Rail and Kingfisher – Steve Williams

Hayle: 1 Whooper Swan, 1 Knot (D Eva)

Drift: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 10 Tufted Duck (D Eva) Also 1w Yellow-legged Gull at c1pm. (R Veal)

Treen: juv. Rose-coloured Starling still present (D Eva, R Veal)

Rose-coloured Starling, Reuben Veal

Windmill Farm: 5 Firecrest, Peregrine and Marsh Harrier this morning also 12 Golden Plover over (one with a high pitched disyllabic call). (D Wright)

Siblyback Lake: 1 Merlin (M Frost)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Ring-necked Duck (M Frost)

Colliford Lake: Caspian Gull 3rd winter, near dam with 230+ Lesser Black-backed Gull (M. Frost)

Lizard Point: 1 Merlin (sheltering from the wind), 2 Chough. (Jon Irvine)

Merlin – Jon Irvine

Croft Pascoe Wood: 1 Fieldfare, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Red Admiral, 1 Common Darter. Also 250+ Golden Plover over the Downs. (G Adams)

Church Cove (Lizard): 3 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Housel Bay (Lizard): 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 2 Lesser Redpoll feeding in stubble. (I Maclean)

Grochall (Lizard Downs): 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Grade Marsh (Lizard): 1 Marsh Harrier. (I Maclean)

Kingsmill Lake: 65+ Dunlin, 90 Black-tailed Godwit, 84 Avocet, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Knot, 70 Curlew and 30 Greenshank (M Beer)

Hayle Estuary: 50+ Golden Plover in flight, Whooper Swan at The Old Quay end of the estuary, 3 Spoonbill at Ryan’s Field at high tide. (A McPherson)

St Gennys: 1 Raven, also 7 Common Scoter (with 3 domestic mallard?) on the 2nd Oct (N Bastin)

Raven – Nigel Bastin

Common Scoter – Nigel Bastin

St Austell: 1 Hawfinch over.

Camel Estuary: 1 Glossy Ibis (flew downriver mid-afternoon), 1 European White-fronted Goose (present mid-afternoon before it flew down-river), 5 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 32 Shelduck, 6 Wigeon, c1000 Golden Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 12 Ringed Plover, 1 Knot, 50+ Redhsank, 144 Lapwing, 5 Dunlin, 7 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Black-tailed Godwit. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Bar-headed Goose, 40+ Teal, 11 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 2 Pintail, 12 Wigeon, 10 Mallard, 1 Peregrine, 184 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 22 Dunlin, 72 Black-tailed Godwit, c200 Curlew and 1 Ruff. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Lizard Point seawatch 8 – 10am: 5 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Common Scoter, 1 Great Skua, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Wigeon, 1 Curlew, 35 Rock Pipit, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Lapland Bunting. (T Blunden)

Kenidjack: 2 Firecrest, 1 Siskin, 2 Fieldfare, 1 Blackcap, 15 Chiffchaff. (R Veal)

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Friday 3rd November 2017

Late News, 02/11, Penzance: 2 male Blackcap in bird bath together, first of the year. (R Phillips)

Late photo, 31/10,  Mousehole: Olive-backed Pipit. (M Ahmad)

Olive-backed Pipit, Mashuq Ahmad

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, plus Curlew and Redshank at low tide this morning. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 1 female Pochard at north end. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Hen Harrier (female) by feeders at cut off hide at 08:10 this morning but flew off in direction of the main reservoir. Also Drake Mandarin with Mallard. Stuart Hutchings Hide: 97 Lapwing, 6 Snipe, 6 Goldeneye (female), 8 Teal, 15 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 90+ Golden Plover (circling overhead for second day running). (J St Ledger)

Lapwing, Mandarin and record shot of Hen Harrier – John St Ledger

Penryn vismig: 3500+ Woodpigeon, 850 Redwing, 120 Fieldfare, 4 Hawfinch, 1 Brambling this am. (B Porter)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Common Rosefinch by the Coastguard Cottages then flew towards Manor Farm but not relocated. (P Combridge)

Mawgan Porth: Hawfinch and 120 Woodpigeon over Mawgan Porth this morning. (P Roseveare)

Restronguet: Great White Egret on the Restronguet Creek opposite Point Quay at 09:45. (M Wilson)

Sancreed: 2 Whooper Swan, 4 Snipe, 14 Skylark, 14 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap (D Flumm)

Porthilly Farm:1 Cattle Egret in field directly behind porthilly sewage treatment works (S Grose)

Heamoor: 280 Redwing, 16 Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush NE between 7.30-8 am (P St Pierre)

Mounts Bay: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Scoter between St Michaels Mount and Penzance Harbour. (P St Pierre)

Truro: 2 m Blackcap feeding on Rowan berries in my garden am. (D Jenkins)

Trevose Head: 1 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 27 Song Thrush, 1 Fieldfare, 8 Blackbird,38 Redwing, 4 Goldcrest, 22 Meadow Pipit, 1 Olive-backed Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Black Redstart, 48 Woodpigeon, 2 Stock Dove, 15 Siskin, 58 Chaffinch, 9 Brambling, 2 Bullfinch, 18 Goldfinch, 6 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Porthcothan: 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (B Bosisto)

Park Head: 1 Curlew, 2 Black Redstart, 1 Richards Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Siskin, 1 Snow Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Devoran: 1 Great White Egret, 12 Cattle Egret, 1 Garganey. (S Votier)

Trevarrian: 1 Redpoll, 1 Brambling, 8 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Rame: 1 Firecrest this morning. (D Allan)

Treen: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling (MJ Spicer, P Aley, M Ahmad) Another report 2 juv Rose-coloured Starling in same garden.

Rose-coloured Starling – Mike Spicer

Rose-coloured Starling, Mashuq Ahmad

Maenporth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Firecrest ( T Phelps)

Marazion: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (T Phelps)  Mumuration of 10 – 12,000 Starlings this evening.

Part of the Starling murmuration, Tony Mills

Marazion Beach: 1 Water Pipit and 1 Yellow Wagtail on beach at 4.30pm. (M McKee)

Hayle: Brambling over  this morning. (T Phelps)

Siblyback Reservoir: Scaup still this afternoon. (D Julian)

Dozmary Pool: Ring-necked Duck and Scaup still this afternoon. (D Julian, A Payne)

Torpoint: 4 Brent Goose, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe. (C Buckland)

Freathy: 2 Reed Bunting, 12 Chaffinch, 1 m. Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, c20 Common Scoter. (M Jordan)

RSPB Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 drake Eider, 1 fem type Red-breasted Merganser, 33 Gannet, 13 Shag, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Arctic Skua, 11 Kittiwake, 4 Black-headed Gull, 24 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 37 Guillemot, 2 Razorbill and 1 Meadow Pipit. Also 2 Harbour Porpoise. (DK Parker) Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 drake Eider, 1 Manx Shearwater, 133 Gannet, 1 Shag, 46 Kittiwake, 1 Arctic Skua, 142 Herring Gull, 1w Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 45 Great Black-backed Gull and 47 Guillemot. (DK Parker)

Ruan Lanihorne -Fal saltmarsh:  (4.15pm). 2 Spoonbill flew up river from Ardevora, circled, prospected but did not land; then returned down river. Other birds present; 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 100+ Curlew, 30+ Redshank, 14 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 40 + Oystercatcher. 80+ Wigeon, 150+ Canada Geese, 11 Shelduck, 8 Mallard, 1 Water Rail, 2 Mute Swan and 1 Kingfisher. Also from midday onwards , some large , some small flocks of Woodpigeon going through , all flying westerly, 2500+ at least. (D Hall)

Camel Estuary, Burniere Point Hide: 2 Greenshank, 100+ Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Woodcock. (S Grose).

Perranporth beach: Among the gull flock were an adult winter Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull and 2 1st w Common Gull. (T Wilson)

Kelynack: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (P Aley)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest, 18+ Siskin, 10+ Goldcrest, 8+ Chiffchaff, 3 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, Great Spotted Woodpecker. (P Aley)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Snow Bunting, 1.Wheatear. (P Aley)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, estuary: 30+ Teal, 15 Lapwing, 8 Mute Swan, 20 Golden Plover. Ryan’s Field: 1 Grey Heron, 52 Golden Plover, 50 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 1 Robin, 2 Jay, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Redshank. (K.Bowers) Also 1 Whooper Swan reported on estuary.

Teal, Kevin Bowers

Robin, Kevin Bowers

Lapwing, Kevin Bowers

Curlew, Kevin Bowers

Downderry: 2 Great Northern Diver offshore, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 13 Common Scoter west, whilst 20+ Kittiwake in the bay, early this morning. (A Payne)

Colliford Lake: 1 Caspian Gull (3w) among many Lesser Black-backed Gulls at the dam. (A Payne) Also 1 Hen Harrier reported.

Windmill Farm: 1 female/immature Marsh Harrier this afternoon. (D Wright)

Gannel Estuary: 15 Little Egret, 138 Curlew, 11 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin, 4 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe)

St Merryn: 20+ Goldcrest. 19 Long-tailed Tit. 4 Bullfinch. 300+ Woodpigeon in private woods. (R Hughes)

St Ives harbour beach: 12 Ringed Plover. (E Tackley)

Tregonetha Downs: 2 Tawny Owl, Redwings, Snipe, (S Grose).

Porthgwarra: 1 Ring Ouzel.

Polgigga: 1 Turtle Dove at Lower Bosistow.

Bosullow: Firecrest in private garden.

Crowlas: 2 Firecrest.

St Ives: Firecrest again in private garden.

Lands End: 1 hybrid Hooded/Carrion Crow. (M Ahmad)

Hybrid Crow, Hooded x Carrion, Mashuq Ahmad.

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Thursday 2nd November 2017

Late News, 01/11, Mullion: 1 Hawfinch south over the garden. Old Lizard Head: House Martin. (M Pass)

Late news, 31/10, Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Grey Partridge. (C Selway)

Late News, 31/10, Gam Bridge, St Breward: 200+ Redwing. (R Hooper)

Gwithian: 1w White-rumped Sandpiper still showing well at St. Gothian Sands LNR

The Camel: 3 Great White Egret still present near the Amble dam this afternoon. (M Scawen)

Treen: 1 juv Rosy Starling for second day.

Dozmary Pool: 1 m Ring-necked Duck still.

Lizard area: Redpoll, 2 Brambling (all flyovers) (M Pass)

Charlestown: 2 (m+f) Blackcap in private garden. (D Hastilow)

St Ives: 1f Black Redstart on the island. (S Turner) Firecrest in private garden.

Sancreed: 2 Whooper Swan (D Flumm)1 Cattle Egret Sellan Farm (D Flumm, H Booker, C Townend)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1m Stonechat Castle Beach: 2 Stonechat, 1 f type Black Redstart, 6 Rock Pipit including one probable Scandinavian, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Goldcrest Swanpool: 3 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (in subsong), 3 Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch. (D Chaney)

Windmill Farm: 17 Fieldfare. (C Richards)

Land’s End: 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Siskin, 1 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 500 Starling, 1 female-type Black Redstart at complex, 1 Great Northern Diver low over complex. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

St Buryan: 2 Black Redstart at Tower Meadows. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Saltash: 1 Firecrest at Churchtown NR  (M Beer)

Porthgwarra: 5+ Goldcrest, 5+ Firecrest, 2 Buzzard, 4 Wren, 1 Blackcap, 1 Bullfinch, 100+ Starling, 12 Golden Plover, 2 Kestrel, 1 Short-eared Owl. (B Sharples)

Kynance: 2 m+f Black Redstart on cliff and beach at Kynance Cove. (J Beckett)

Padstow: 2 Wren, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Turnstone, c12 Cormorant, 6+ Great Black-backed Gull and 1 Redshank. (H Wilkins)

Porthcurno: 5 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 5 Firecrest, c20 Goldcrest, 3 Bullfinch and 1 Jay. Also c40 Skylark and c60 Chaffinch flew east. (DK Parker)

St Levan: 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, c12 Goldcrest and 12 Long-tailed Tit by the turning circle. Also c2,000 Starling, 40 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling and 1 Reed Bunting in the adjacent stubble field. (DK Parker)

Brambling, Dave Parker

Drift Reservoir: 2 Whooper Swan and 1 Common Sandpiper viewable from the car park. (DK Parker)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Hawfinch, Firecrest plus lots of Chiffchaff and Blackcap. (L Proctor)

Penzance: 4 Hawfinch low west over Heamoor early morning. (P St Pierre)

Nanquidno: 2 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff. (C Moore)

Little Kelynack: 1 Brambling. (C Moore)

St Merryn: 10+ Goldcrest feeding in conifers. (R Hughes)

Towan Head: 6 Purple Sandpiper, 28 Turnstone, 18 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: 18 Little Grebe, 1 Woodcock, (R Hampshire)

Lanner, Carnmarth: 1 Woodcock, (R Hampshire)

Trevowhan, Rose Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest, Snow Bunting. (P Combridge & J Swann)

Heamoor: 4 Hawfinch west, also 1 Redpoll, 4 Siskin, 14 Fieldfare 210 Redwing (P St Pierre)

Boscathnoe Reservoir: 3 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Bullfinch, Green Woodpecker (P St Pierre)

Nanjizal: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 5 Firecrest ringed.

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Tuesday 31st October 2017

Late News, 30/10, Sennen: 1+ Lapland Bunting in stubble behind Sennen School, also 80+ Skylark. (P St Pierre, M Elliott)

Late News, 30/10, Camborne: 20-30 thrush sp over at 9am. (D King)

Constantine: 1 American Golden Plover over from Lizard towards NE, also juv Merlin & 1 Brambling over SW, c150 Woodpigeon. Also 2 Black Redstart in Trebarvah Court. (J Chapman)

Pendeen: Great White Egret over at 08:30, also 2 Snow Bunting & 1 Lapland Bunting. (P Combridge)

St Levan: Great White Egret at the reedbed pool, St Levan at 09:35hrs. (M Wallace)

Land’s End: Great White Egret over W at 09:54, 5 Reed Bunting, 1 Firecrest, 2 Siskin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Also 1 Short-eared Owl & 7 Brambling early am. (G Hodgson)

St Buryan: 3 Black Redstart at Tower Meadows. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra: Ring Ouzel, Woodcock this morning. (M Wallace) Also 2 Ring Ouzel (1c & adult male), c20 Song Thrush, 14 Redwing, 5 Firecrest, 12 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail, c300 Chaffinch, 3 Bullfinch, 3 Brambling, 1 Siskin, c60 Skylark, c1,000 Wood Pigeon, c60 Stock Dove, 1 Woodcock (second individual), 24 Lapwing, 1 Peregrine & 2 Sparrowhawk. (DK Parker)

Sancreed (viz mig 07:30-09:30): 2 Hawfinch south @ 08:10, 2 Little Egret, 25 Lapwing, 112 Golden Plover, 20 Snipe, 200 Woodpigeon, 15 Stock Dove, 17 Skylark, 28 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush, 6 Blackbird, 2 Grey Wagtail, 6 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 4 Siskin all west. 11 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 1 Wigeon, 2 Teal, c300 Woodpigeon pottering in area. 2 Woodcock flushed in afternoon. (D Flumm)

St Ives, Consols: 500 Fieldfare, 1 Black Redstart (S Turner)

St Minver Cricket Club: 13 Fieldfare overhead (S Grose)

Penzance: 5 egrets over Morrab Road, Penzance c10:00 – looked like Cattle Egret. (B Dawson) Juv Rose-coloured Starling at bottom of Morrab Rd by St John’s School at 09:00. (M Southam)

Treverva: 150 Fieldfare passing through, 2 Stonechat, 100+ Canada Goose W towards College Reservoir, Red Admiral, Peacock. (D Chaney)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern in front of Cheshire Homes. (J Parker)

Hayle Estuary: 4 Spoonbill in afternoon. (S Kolodziejski) 2 Spoonbill still Lelant Saltings late afternoon. (D King)

Hayle: c200 Starling over fire station at 4pm. (D King)

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Ruff, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Goldeneye from Stuart Hutchings hide. Male Mandarin at Golden Lion cut off. (S Kolodziejski)

Bude Estuary: 1 Little Egret, 59 Black-headed Gull, 18 Herring Gull, 6 Pied Wagtail (and many more around the town), 1 Rock Pipit, 2 Raven over, 1 Oystercatcher. (H Kendall)

Bude: 1 Chiffchaff. (H Wilkins)

Chiffchaff, Helen Wilkins

Rock, Porthilly Point: 101 Oystercatcher, 4 Redshank, 20 Turnstone, 1 Common Snipe on water’s edge, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Song Thrush, 13 Little Egret. (S Grose).

Mousehole: 1 Olive-backed Pipit along path to right off Love Lane. (M Elliott-finder, M Pass, MJ Spicer)

St Gothian Sands: White-rumped Sandpiper still present. (P Freestone, D King) Also Firecrest. (P Freestone)

Sennen: Lapland Bunting still present in stubble field behind school, also Skylark flock. (G Hodgson)

Kenidjack: 9 Hawfinch mid-morning. (G Hodgson) Red-breasted Flycatcher still in copse by engine sheds, 14 Chough. (J Swann, P Combridge, P Fraser et al). Also Firecrest, 2 Bullfinch, 6 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and Brambling (heard). (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Mawer, P Fraser).

Dozmary Pool: Drake Ring-necked Duck still present.

Wacker Quay: 50 Avocet, 70 Shelduck, Kingfisher, 3 Greenshank, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Teal, Wigeon. (C & J Hannaford)

Lower Tamar Lake: 200+ Canada Geese, 2 Snow Geese, 1 Little Grebe. (R Mudge)

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Monday 30th October 2017

Late News, 25/10, Windmill Farm: 1 Rose-coloured Starling.

Late News, 29/10, Maer Lake: Wigeon, Teal, Black-tailed Godwits, Lapwings, Curlew, few Snipe,  200+Golden Plover. (T Nicholson)

Late News, 29/10, Stepper Point: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler found dead on coast path. (S Marquis)

Yellow-browed Warbler, Simon Marquis

Yellow-browed Warbler, Simon Marquis

Yellow-browed Warbler, Simon Marquis

Constantine: 2 Firecrest, 2 Black Redstart, 2 Stonechat, 3 Chiffchaff; 200 Woodpigeon South. (J Chapman)

Sancreed (vis mig 07:30-09:30): 10,030 Woodpigeon, 134 Stock Dove, 200 Jackdaw, 1 Snipe, 2 Lapwing, 17 Skylark, 10 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, 5 Blackbird, 15 Meadow Pipit, 12 Siskin, 1 Grey Wagtail west & 3 Little Egret in fields. Also 1 fem/imm Marsh Harrier west over village at 10:35 hrs. Later, 110 Fieldfare, 20 Skylark and 26 Lapwing in fields.(D Flumm)

Woodpigeons, Sancreed, Dave Flumm

Woodpigeons, Sancreed, Dave Flumm

Woodpigeon, Sancreed, Dave Flumm

Carrick Roads from Loe Beach: 13 Black-necked Grebe, 1 f Common Scoter, 2 Brent Goose over. (J St Ledger)

Black-necked Grebe, John St Ledger

Brent Geese, John St Ledger

Devoran: 1000’s Wood Pigeon, 100’s Redwing, 5 Bullfinch, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Spoonbill. (S Votier)

Penryn: 1 Hawfinch over, 4000 Woodpigeon over ESI this morning. (M Silk)

St Ives: 30 Golden Plover at Rosewall Hill, 1m Black Redstart at Consols. (S Turner) Also 1 Sabine’s Gull past.

Falmouth: Castle Beach: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Little Egret, 3 Rock Pipit, Swanpool Point: 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Rock Pipit Swanpool: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Chiffchaff Swanvale: 2 Firecrest, Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 2 Raven over. (D Chaney)

Falmouth: Hawfinch, Brambling, Fieldfares, 350 Redwing & 60+ Skylark viz mig this am (B Porter)

Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Willow Tit. (T Nicholson) Also 24 Fieldfare, 3 Grey Heron, c30 Black-headed Gull, 2 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 2 Dunnock, 1m Stonechat, 1 Meadow Pipit, 3 Wren, 1 Marsh Tit, 11 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Robin, 1 Bullfinch. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 10 Great Crested Grebe, c300 Canada Geese, 6 Wigeon, 8 Moorhen, c32 Coot, 3f Shoveler, 4 Bullfinch, c30 Mallard, 3 Coal Tit, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Great Tit, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Robin. (R Mudge)

Bude Canal: Cetti’s Warblers. (T Nicholson)

Rame: 1 Wheatear, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Reed Bunting. (D Allan) Also 3 Chiffchaff, 10+ Goldcrest, 1 Redwing, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, Linnet flocks, 3 Skylark, 4 Cirl Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer, 6 Stonechat, 1 Raven. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Buzzard, Chris Buckland

Yellowhammer, Chris Buckland

Chiffchaff, Chris Buckland

Old Lizard Head: 1 Greenland White-fronted Goose, 1 Lapland Bunting, 3 Brambling over early. (M Pass, I Maclean et al)

Lizard, Lloyds Lane: 3 Swallow. (M Pass) 1 Serin in stubble fields, though mobile. (I Maclean)

Lizard Point: 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1300 Kittiwake. (I Maclean)

Housel Bay: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest. (M Pass)

Church Cove: 3 Firecrest. (M Pass)

Nanjizal: Vis mig – 4 Fieldfare, 4 Song Thrush, 13 Redwing, 1 Water Rail, 2619 Woodpigeon, 56 Stock Dove, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redpoll, 84 Siskin, 2 Common Snipe, 253 Golden Plover, 25 Lapwing, 2 Brambling, 5 Swallow, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher. (B Bosisto) 185 birds ringed  including: 51 Chiffchaff, 25 Goldcrest, 6 Firecrest, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 11 Blackcap, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Brambling, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Redwing. Also 2 Hawfinch over.(B Bosisto, K Wilson)

Sennen: 1 Richard’s Pipit in grass field behind the school, 1 Snipe, 1 Dunlin over. (B Bosisto, R Treeby)

Kenidjack: 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Fieldfare. (B Bosisto) Also 1 Brambling. (M Spicer)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Greenland White-fronted Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 2 Whooper Swan, 1 Kingfisher, 23 Stock Dove. (B Bosisto)

Marazion Marsh: 1 f/imm Marsh Harrier at 14:30, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret. (B Oakes) Also 3 Carrion Crow, 1 Kingfisher, good numbers of Teal. (N Wills, L Salway) 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling at Longrock Pool at dusk.

Marsh Harrier, Ben Oakes

Marsh Harrier, Ben Oakes

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 White-rumped Sandpiper still. (B Oakes)

White-rumped Sandpiper, Ben Oakes

Land’s End: 4 Black Redstart, Woodlark over. Also 14 Skylark, 450 Woodpigeon, 4 Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Bullfinch. (P Taylor, H Mitchell). 2 Firecrest, 1 Brambling (heard). (P St Pierre, M Elliott)

Trevescan: 1 Black Redstart.

Porthgwarra: 2 Black Redstart.

Allet: 2 Hawfinch over north at 07:40.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: juv Spoonbill still at Ryan’s Field. (R Treeby) Also 2 Kingfisher, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Jay, 15 Golden Plover, 22 Lapwing, 9 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 6 Redshank. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Polgigga: 1 Turtle Dove on Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Pendeen: 1f Black Redstart at lighthouse. (Cornwall Birding) 1 Hawfinch & 1 Lapland Bunting over Manor Farm. (P Combridge)

Bosullow: 1 Hooded Crow, 1 Fieldfare, 13 Snipe. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Glossy Ibis at 16:40, flew toward Camel Estuary.

Torpoint: 3 f Pintail, 1 f Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Brent Goose. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Nare Head: 1 Chough feeding in field. (P Fletcher)

Ninestones: 1 Willow Tit. (C Imms, R Eynon)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Ring-necked Duck, 1 Hen Harrier, 3 Ruff, c400 Golden Plover, c100 Lapwing. (C Imms, R Eynon)

Gurnard’s Head: 1 Little Egret west, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Skylark in off sea. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Boswednack: 1 Fieldfare, 7 Redwing, 2 Chough, 1 Firecrest, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.(Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penzance: c30 Turnstone & 2 Purple Sandpiper between pier & Battery Rocks. (N Wills, L Salway)

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Sunday 29th October 2017

Late news, 25/10, Windmill Farm: 1 Rose-coloured Starling reported. (per D Wright)

Late news, 28/10, Truro: 2f Blackcap in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Late news, 28/10, Callestick: 2 Firecrest, Chiffchaff, Fieldfare and 50 Redwing. (T Wilson)

Late news, 28/10, Nanjizal: 149 birds ringed inc 37 Goldcrest, 12 Firecrest, 12 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 19 Siskin, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff. (K Wilson)

Gwithian: 1w White-rumped Sandpiper still present at St Gothian Sands LNR. (R Archer, J&D Chapman et al) Also 4 Rock Pipit. (J&D Chapman) Also 1 Kestrel, 10+ Rock Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, 15 Golden Plover, 6 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck. (R Castillo Nicholls)

White-rumped Sandpiper – Steve Ward

White-rumped Sandpiper – Reuben Veal

White-rumped Sandpiper – Reuben Veal

Teal – Rowena Castillo Nicholls

White-rumped Sandpiper – Rowena Castillo Nicholls

White-rumped Sandpiper – Rowena Castillo Nicholls

Porth Reservoir: 6 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Dipper, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Blackcap, 4 Bullfinch, 3 Mistle Thrush, 9 Redwing, 48 Black-headed Gull. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Pintail, 7 Shoveler, 7 Gadwall, 4 Dunlin, 9 Snipe, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 341 Redwing, 9 Fieldfare, 8 Mistle Thrush, 10 Song Thrush, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Water Pipit1 Swallow. (B Bosisto)

Whipsiderry: 2 Peregrine Falcon, 11 Raven, 2 Reed Bunting, 7 Corn Bunting, 6 Stonechat, 6 Kittiwake. (S Grose)

Sancreed: 3 Little Egret, 47 Canada Goose in fields. 1 Snipe, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Lapwing, 320 Woodpigeon, 18 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, and 3 Blackbird over. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 4 Firecrest by sewage works. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Padstow: Yellow-browed Warbler found dead on coast path near Stepper Point. (S Marquis)

Rame Head: 2 Firecrest around rectory garden, 5 Redwing over and W. (R Smaldon)

Truro: 1f Blackcap in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Windmill Farm: Short-eared Owl this afternoon. (D Wright)

Constantine: 2 Black Redstart in Trebarvah Court (J&D Chapman)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbill, Peregrine, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwits, 1 Dunlin, Kingfisher. (J&D Chapman) 1 Little Egret and 1 Redshank on Ryan’s Field. (R Castillo Nicholls)

Trebah Beach, Helford River: 2 Firecrest, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Rick Pipit, 3 Shag. (J&D Chapman)

Callestick: 20 (9 and 11) Grey Goose sp high and N, 65 (50 and 15) Lapwing N, 2 Golden Plover, 60 Redwing, 2 Skylark. (T Wilson)

St Agnes, Chapel Porth: 1 Firecrest, 7 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff. Offshore, 1 Manx Shearwater W, 1 Great Northern Diver W, 500 Auk sp W in 30 minutes (T Wilson)

Tremayne Quay, Helford River: 10 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 20 Redshank, 5 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 30 Mallard, 3 Shelduck, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Red-necked Grebe. (M Nattrass)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Whooper Swan (M Ahmad, P Clement, MJ Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling at 16:56 with 30,000+ Starling and 1 Sparrowhawk. (P Clement, L Proctor, MJ Spicer) Aberrant/leucistic Starling on wires behind Green Lane at 16:10 with c30,000 Starling. (DK Parker)

near Zelah: 1 Hen Harrier flew over A30 at 12:35. (D Allan)

Trevarrion, Beacon Cove: 3 Chough, 9 Raven, 2 Kestrel, 1 Little Egret, 3 Reed Bunting, 12 Stonechat, 2 Buzzard, 50+ Golden plover over Bre-pen Farm. (S Grose)

Pendeen Watch: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua and 2 Common Scoter between 07:00 & 08:00. (P St Pierre)

Connor Downs: 2 Firecrest in private garden, 1 Brambling over. (P Freestone)

Lizard Village: 1 Black Redstart. (C Urquhart)

Sennen: up to 3 Richard’s Pipit in fields behind the school. Also several Woodlark in the area. (per LGR Evans)

Chapel Amble: 1 Glossy Ibis this morning. (A Langdon)

Porthcothan, Park Head: 7 Snipe, 13 Redwing, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Ring-necked Duck still. (D Allan, B Craven, M Worden) Also 50+ Lapwing,150+Golden Plover. (D Allan)

Land’s End: 1 Black Redstart. (R Veal)

Falmouth: 3 Blackcap, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Long-tailed Tit in private garden. (E Tackley)

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