Saturday 3rd November 2018

The Lizard Village: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling on wires near green. (J Evans)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great Egret still, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 30 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 4 Wigeon, 17 Cormorant. (S Rowe)

Great Egret, Steve Rowe

Marazion Marsh, Longrock Pool: 1 2w Caspian Gull and 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Ahmad)

2w Caspian Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

1w Yellow-legged Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

1w Yellow-legged Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Caspian Gull, Dave Parker

Newquay: 1 Snow Bunting still by PC at south end of golf course. (S Rowe, D Eva)

Polbathic Creek: 1 Green Sandpiper. (A Blonden)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Little Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 7 Redshank, 4 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 6 Little Egret, 1 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Blackcap, 2 Grey Wagtail. (S Grose)

Mousehole: 1 Great Skua and 60 Kittiwake past south, 7.50 -8.20. (P St Pierre)

Penzance: 1 Curlew Sandpiper still, with Purple Sandpiper, Dunlin and Turnstone. (L Proctor)

Kenidjack: 6 Chiffchaff and 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (P Fraser, J Martin)

Torpoint, St John’s Lake: 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose. (S.Eddy)

Carne/Gillan Creek (low tide): 120 Black-headed Gull, 38 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Wren, 48 Herring Gull, 6 Little Egret, 3 Common Sandpiper, 32 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Redshank, 1 Raven, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Cormorant, 4 Robin, 2 Curlew, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Moorhen. (B Nicholls)

Downderry: 0710-0820 birds moving west included at least 250 Kittiwake, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Skua, 1 Common Scoter and 1 Fulmar. (A Payne)

Towan Head: 2 Chough, 19 Oystercatcher, 7 Turnstone, 2 Meadow Pipit. Also 1 Great Northern Diver flew west. (S Rowe)

Towan Beach: 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Lizard Point: 1 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Sooty Shearwater. (L Langley) Also 1 Peregrine, a tercel pursuing group of Auk sp, possibly Razorbill. (J Evans)

Porthgwarra: 1 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Pomarine Skua. (S Foote)

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest. (P Fraser)

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap. (D Hastilow)

Pentire Point East: 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Stonechat, 3 Raven,11 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Merlin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 100+ Fieldfare, 1 female Pintail, 1 Brambling, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Kingfisher, 47+ Coot, Teal, Wigeon and good numbers of Mallard and Canada Geese,  c.7 Moorhen. (H&I Kendall)

Penwithick (private garden): 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Chaffinch, 8 House Sparrow, 2 Great Tit. (K. Bowers)

Sparrowhawk, Kevin Bowers

Sparrowhawk, Kevin Bowers

Porth Reservoir: 1 Tufted Duck, 9 Teal, 25 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Brambling. (S Rowe)

Rosenannon Downs: 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Tawny Owl heard only. (S Grose)

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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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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)

Sunday 21st October 2018

Late news, 20/10, Rame: 4 Stonechats, 2 Kestrels, 1 Yellow Browed Warbler and 1 Cirl Bunting. (I Juliane)

Late news, 20/10, North Cliffs fields north of Tehidy Country Park: 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Croft)

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still on Treve Common and a Short-eared Owl. (L Proctor M Ahmad) Common Rosefinch reported in Willows at east end of main car park. Black Redstart in the main complex by the play area. (P Taylor) Also,1 Reed Warbler, 11 Siskin, 6 Reed Bunting, 3 Black Redstart at the complex, another at the airfield. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde, R Wilkins) Plus dozens of Siskin overhead calling and a very large flock of several hundred Jackdaw circling overhead (A Hartley)

Grey Catbird, Steve Rogers

Short-eared Owl, Mashuq Ahmad

 

Higher Bosistow: Yellow-browed Warbler at Faraway Cottage. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: Dusky Warbler in Blackthorn by the Coastguard Lookout. (M Wallace) Relocated in Sallows by the coastguard cottages at c12:00. (R Wilkins) Also 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (Trevean and Coastguard cottages), 1800+ Jackdaw, 700+ Starling, 35 Stock Dove. (R Veal et al.)

Dusky Warbler, Brian Mellow

Carbis Bay: Rosy Starling reported.

Lizard: Little Bunting in Chapel Lane, 100 metres south of the pond. Also 2 Yellow-browed Warbler in church cemetery at Church Cove. (I Maclean S Croft)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill and 1 Great White Egret. ( B. Toms, M. Curtis) Copperhouse Creek: 1 Spoonbill. ( B. Toms, M. Curtis)

Sancreed: 2 Black Redstart. (D Flumm)

Black Redstart – Dave Flumm

Black Redstart – Dave Flumm

Kynance: 2 Woodlark still in cut maize field next to the public footpath on road down to Kynance Cove. Very mobile with Skylarks and Buntings at 11:10. (R Treeby)

Nanquidno: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest. (B. Toms, M. Curtis) Also 1 Ring Ouzel, 4 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 1+ Crossbill over and c10 Chiffchaff. (J Down, D Foot)

Rame Head: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 144 Woodpigeon, 128 Skylark, 1 Woodlark, 1 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Goldcrest, 5 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Siskin, 7 Yellowhammer, 4 Cirl Bunting, 2 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Falmouth: 15 Turnstone at Castle Beach. (D Chaney) Swanpool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Lamorna Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest. (M McKee)

Kynance: 1 Lapland Bunting in stubble fields along Kynance Rd. (M Pass, J Foster, I Maclean)

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

Newlyn Harbour: 5 Raven, 2 Grey Wagtail. (S Grose)

Wherrytown Rocks: 7 Mute Swan, 4 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 1 Black Redstart (opp Dolphin Tavern) 28 Turnstone, 2 Ringed Plover. (S Grose)

Maenporth: 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Chaney)

Lizard Village: 2 Black Redstart. Old Lizard Head: 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear, 1 Black Redstart. (S Grose) Plus 1+ Vagrant Emperor dragonfly. (I Maclean) Lizard lighthouse: 3 White Wagtail. (I Maclean)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 4 Raven , several Reed Bunting, 2 Kestrel, 4 Buzzard, Water Rail, 4 Pied Wagtail, numerous Skylark and Meadow Pipit, 4 Carrion Crow. (A Holmes)

Raven, Adam Holmes

Kestrel, Adam Holmes

Hayle, St George’s Walk: 2 Kingfisher in marsh area at near end, 96 Canada Geese, 1 Rock Pipit, 6 Pied Wagtail in marshy field and 1 Yellow Wagtail feeding in stream. (A Holmes)

Upton Towans nature reserve: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 hunting Sparrowhawk, 4 Raven, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 24 Magpie together, Red Admiral and Comma butterfly. (A Holmes)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 1 Little Egret, 1 singing Cetti’s Warbler  (A Hartley) Also 1 Marsh Harrier briefly this afternoon.

Marazion: 5 Common Scoter offshore. (D Britton)

Carn Gloose: 1 Kestrel, 3 Stonechat. Also 1 fly-over Woodlark reported by another birder (A Hartley)

Pendeen: 1 Wheatear, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, good passage of Chaffinch over in the morning along with a few Skylark and 25 Meadow Pipit, 2 Kestrel, 1 Chough, 1 Raven, 1 Chiffchaff, 20 Goldfinch. 3 Stonechat, (No sign of YB Warbler at Calartha nor Black Redstart at the lighthouse) (A Hartley) Also two Blue-fin Tuna and a couple of Dolphins reported (D. Hatton S Holloway)

Millbrook: 2 Egyptian Goose. (B Bosisto, I Juliane) and between Millbrook & Crafthole: 1 Buzzard flying along lane in front of car and 1 Barn Owl flying over. (I Juliane )

River Lynher: 1 Spoonbill opposite Wacker Quay. (B Bosisto)

Sennen Bay: Great Skua.

Clapper Marshes: 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper and 2 Curlew, also 1 Vagrant Emperor and 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly. (D Julian)

Penlee NR:  Hobby flying over approaching reserve, 1 fem Kestrel on telegraph wire at car park, 6 Long-tailed Tit with 1 Blue Tit (sadly no  YBW or Firecrest), 1 Greenfinch, 2 Willow Warbler or Chiffchaff, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Small Copper and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in car park. (I Juliane)

Rame: 4 Skylark, 1 f Stonechat, 1 m Cirl Bunting and 1 m Kestrel. (I Juliane)

Goonhilly: At least 1 Vagrant Emperor at Croft Pascoe pool still. (J Chapple) Also 1 m Red-veined Darter plus Emperor Dragonfly and Common Darter. (D Britton)

Looe: 1 Hummingbird Hawk Moth. (I Juliane)

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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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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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Sunday 14th October 2018

Late news, 13/10, Downderry: 1 Little Gull, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 6 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Common Scoter moved west 08:55-10:30. Another Great Skua flew east over the village. (A Payne)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 juv White-rumped Sandpiper late afternoon, before being killed by a Sparrowhawk. (B Mellow et al) Also 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Spoonbill and 1 Garganey present.

White-rumped Sandpiper – Dave Parker

Sennen: 1 Short-toed Lark, 2 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear and 1 Merlin in stubble field. (P St Pierre, M Elliott) Female Black Redstart on the beach near the recreation centre at 14:30. (A Brampton)

Pendeen: 4 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 10 Common Scoter by 09:00. (P Taylor)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Little Egret, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Med Gull, 3 Common Gull, 7 Song Thrush, 30 Meadow Pipit. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: Osprey NE over Trevean at c10:25. (J Ryan) Yellow-browed Warbler on the north side of the Doctor’s garden plus 1 Firecrest. (M Wallace) Vagrant Emperor between Coastguard Cottages and the dried up pool. (L Thomson) Black Redstart on the Coastguard Cottages.

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler and Willow Warbler at the turning circle. (M Wallace, L Thomson)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler and Willow Warbler by the engine shed, another Yellow-browed Warbler at the bottom by the donkey paddock. (S Rogers)

St Buryan: Yellow-browed Warbler at Treverven. (J Ryan)

Pendeen Watch: 2 Black Redstart west of Pendeen Lighthouse. (J Swann) Also tristis Chiffchaff. (P Clement)

Lizard Village: Rosy Starling behind Henry’s Croft on telephone wires above field. (J Thirlaway-Price)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs again, on the north side of the main channel west of the entrance to the quay near the boat “Firefly”. (L Langley)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 9 Canada Geese, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant,10 Mallard, 9 Teal, 36 Tufted Duck, 1 Curlew, 116 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 27 Carrion Crow, 18 Jackdaw, 7 Magpie, 67 Starling, 6 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 68 Goldfinch, 132 Meadow Pipit, 37 Linnet, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Stonechat and 1 Small Copper. (DA Conway)

Caerthillian: 1 Lapland Bunting, 2 Wheatear, 4 Blackcap, 4 Siskin, 6 Bullfinch. (D Eva)

Church Cove: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (D Eva)

Lanhydrock: 2 Willow Tit, 3 Raven,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Lesser Redpoll. Also observed but not counted: Pheasant, Jay, Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Bodmin: 12 Siskin in eucalyptus tree at the back of Morrisons car park. (S Grose)

Clapper Marshes: 1 Great White Egret at 15:15 then flew onto main river, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher from rugby club. (S Grose) Yellow Wagtail flew over, towards Wadebridge. (D Julian)

Newquay, Pentire Head: 31 Swallow heading west 12:45 to 13:30. (D Grose) Towan Head: 1 Wheatear at 14:00. (D Grose) 3 Wheatear, 4 Common Gull, 5 Kittiwake. (S Grose)

Porthcothan: 1 Swallow at 13:40 and 2 at 14:10. All heading inland. (P Davies)

Feock: 6 Swallow, 1 Firecrest, 1 Green woodpecker. 1 Holly Blue. (K Dalziel)

Minions: 50+ Golden Plover. (D Hastilow)

Golden Plover – David Hastilow

Dobwalls: 1 Swallow over the garden at 15:00, heading north. (C&J Duffy)

Nanquidno: 3 Chough, 1 Kestrel. (P Taylor)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Cattle Egret this afternoon. (A Langdon) 6 Gadwall, 106 Teal, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Redshank, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Snipe, 11 Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret, 10 Red-legged Partridge. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Maer Lake: 156 Teal, 20 Snipe, 1 Grey Plover, 21 Golden Plover, 19 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 1st winter Mediterranean Gull, 1 Peregrine. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Davidstow: 2 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 18 Lapwing, 8 Wheatear. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Camel Estuary: 7 Grey Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Golden Plover, 1 Knot, 10 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 1 Common Sandpiper. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Swanpool: 2 Water Rail (h), 4 Little Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, with 20 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew on rocks off Swanpool Beach. (D Chaney, P Petts)

Penryn River: c30 Redshank, c20 Curlew, 3 Greenshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, Gorrangorras to Penryn. (D Chaney, P Petts)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Greenshank, 5 Lapwing, 10 Curlew, 5 Snipe, 3 Little Egret, 19 Cormorant, 56 Little Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Wheatear. (D Chaney, P Petts)

Penryn: 80+ Pied Wagtail to roost at Asda. (D Chaney, Petts)

Prussia Cove: 5 Firecrest. (T Phelps)

Mullion Cove: 1 Whinchat. (T Phelps)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 73 Lapwing, 1 Wheatear, 84 Black-headed Gull, 14 Tufted Duck, 64 Mallard, 34 Teal, 2 Moorhen,1 Coot, 5 Great Crested Grebe this evening. (B Craven)

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