Sunday 13th August 2017

Late news, 12/8, Newquay, Park Head, (06.45 -09.10, seawatch): 372 Gannet, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 18 Fulmar, 2920 Manx Shearwater, 8 Storm Petrel (all up coast rather than west), 5 Common Scoter, 1 Great Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater and 30 Curlew. (J Dustow)

Late news, 12/8, Gannel Estuary: 3 Little Egret  and 1 Cattle Egret (appeared to be 1 juv on saltings with Little Egret). (J Dustow)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 4 (2ad, 2 juv) Cattle Egret at midday today. (S Rogers) (First report of 2 juv at site?) Also 8 Glossy Ibis, (flew in from West at 19.40 including the ringed bird), 34 Dunlin, 2 Teal, 64 Mallard, 4 ad and 2 juv Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Green Sandpiper. (J Dustow)

Polzeath: 6 Glossy Ibis in flight over beach and heading up Camel Estuary. (N Paul)

Newquay, Towan Head. 3 Wheatear, 1 juv Peregrine Falcon, 1 Ocean Sunfish. On rocks behind headland hotel, 2 Curlew, 21 Turnstone, 19 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra (06:30-09:45): 4 Great Shearwater, 6 Sooty Shearwater past. Cove, seawatch (0800-1445hrs):   1 Little (Barolo) Shearwater flew west outside the Runnel Stone 0910hrs, 2 Wilson Petrel (one 1000hrs the other 1150hrs), 1 Great Shearwater.  12 Sooty Shearwater, 9 Balearic Shearwater, 51 Storm Petrel, 3 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 5 Sandwhich Tern  2 Common Tern  4 Dunlin 1 Swift, also 6 Common Dolphin,14 Porpoise, 1 Minke Whale and many sightings of Tuna jumping. (B Mellow , R Wilkins, L Wilkins and R Augarde) Also 1 Fin Whale reported.

Penberth seawatch (10:00-12:00): No movement, but feeding offshore:5 Storm Petrel, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 50 Kittiwake, 1Great Skua and several hundred Manx Shearwater in scattered rafts as far as I could see. Also 1 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, 1 Ocean Sunfish and 19 Harbour Porpoise in pods of 2, 3, 4, 4 & 6. Single Wheatear on cliff. (D Flumm)

Chapel Point, this evening: 12 Kittiwake, 2 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Sanderling, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 48 Storm Petrel ( with a Peregrine Falcon hunting them circa 1 mile out at sea , by hovering over the top of the Stormies and swooping down , but it didn’t work ! ), 1 Pomarine Skua ( 2nd cycle bird ), 1 Whimbrel, 1 Minke Whale. (B Bosisto)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 Teal, 7 Greenshank and 1 dead Fulmar. (R Veal) Also 2 Ruff reported on Ryan’s Field. Copperhouse Creek: 4 Black Swan this morning. (M O’Sullivan)

Plymouth: Ad Sabine’s Gull ‘3 miles south’ from Plymouth to Roscoff ferry. (K Wilson)

Scillonian Crossing: 1 Wilson’s Petrel, 8 Cory’s Shearwater, 9 Great Shearwater, 14 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater and 7 Grey Phalarope.

Croft Pascoe: 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Dartford Warbler ( D.Eva )

Charlestown: 1 m Peregrine (D Hastilow)

Wadebridge: 1 Ruff, 6 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper. (S. & P Rogers).

Nanjizal: 183 birds ringed, including 31 Willow Warbler, 19 Whitethroat, 105 Sedge Warbler, 10 Grasshopper Warbler. (per K Wilson)

Goss Moor: 58 ringed, 20 Blackcap, 5 Garden warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (P Roseveare)

Crowdy Reservoir: 8 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1Kingfisher, 3 Cormorant, 1 Tufted Duck. (B Craven)

Bude Marshes: 2 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Black-headed Gull, 11 Wood Pigeon, 2 Grey Heron, 46 Mallard, 15 Moorhen, 3 Herring Gull, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Swift, 3 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 4 Blue Tit, 3 Wren, 1 Magpie, 1 Chiffchaff, 63 Canada Goose. (WeBS –  H Kendall, R Mudge)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 9 Canada Goose,14 Cormorant,15 Great Crested Grebe,1 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Mallard, 4 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck,1 Great Black-backed Gull, 27 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Green Sandpiper, 6 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 23 Carrion Crow, 18 Jackdaw, 8 Magpie, 18 Starling, 3 Stock Dove, 1 Cuckoo, 4 Blackbird, 14 Swallow, 4 Pied Wagtail, 3 Wheatear, 37 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chaffinch, 95 Goldfinch, 35 Linnet, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Wren, 1 Stonechat, 19 Gatekeeper, 15 Wall Brown, 11 Meadow Brown, 10 Green-veined White, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock, 2 Small Copper and 1 Black-tailed Skimmer.  (WeBS, DAConway)

Bodmin Moor, De Lank Valley: 2 Hobby (hunting off same hill as 2 Kestrel and 2 Buzzard), 4 Redpoll (incl. juveniles). (B Bryne)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute Swan (including 1 cygnet), 22 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 9 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 36 Moorhen (including 2 fluffy chicks and 5 immature birds), 1 Coot, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 3 Herring Gull. (WeBS, DK Parker)

Marazion: 46 Ringed Plover, 8 Turnstone, 9 Sanderling and 7 Dunlin on the beach. Also c200 Swallow on wires behind Green Lane this evening. (DK Parker)

Camel Estuary: 20 Mute Swan, 84 Canada Goose, 61 Mallard, 16 Cormorant, 14 Shag, 72 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 5 Moorhen, 273 Oystercatcher, 10Dunlin, 5 Whimbrel, 388 Curlew, 6 Common Sandpiper, 16 Greenshank, 39 Redshank, 5 Turnstone, 864 Black-headed Gull, 202 Mediterranean Gull, 668 Herring Gull, 38 Great Black-backed Gull, 21 Sandwich Tern, 1 Kingfisher. Plus Clouded Yellow butterfly (Dennis Cove, Padstow). (WeBS, D Julian)

River Neet, Stratton: 2 Kingfisher. (B Byrne)

djc + tdm

Saturday 12th August 2017

Late News, 11/08, Scillonian III day trip: Penzance – Wolf Rock: 1 Eider Duck, 4 Dunlin, 2,965 Manx Shearwaters (many huge rafts of Manx Shearwater, so actual numbers significant higher than this), 7 Storm Petrel, 1 Wilson’s Petrel, 9 Fulmar, 672 Gannet, 1 Grey Phalarope, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Skua, 1 Shag, 1 Kittiwake, 80+ Common Dolphin, 3 Bottle Nose Dolphin, 10 Harbour PorpoiseWolf Rock – Isles of Scilly: 158 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 11 Storm Petrel, 1 Wilson’s Petrel, 1 Fulmar, 56 Gannet, 12 Shag, 22 Sandwich Terns, 1 Minke Whale. (V Stratton, B Craven, N Gardener)

Return, Isles of Scilly – Wolf Rock: 215 Manx Shearwater, 7 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 9 Storm Petrel, 1 Leach’s Petrel (a very early record of Leach’s), 8 Fulmar, 81 Gannet, 4 Shag, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull Wolf Rock – Penzance: 534 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel, 3 Fulmar, flock of 50 Whimbrel, 5 Common Scoter, 17 Common Dolphin. (V Stratton)


Lamorna, MV Mermaid II pelagic am: 3 Wilson’s Petrel, 15+ Great Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Sooty Shearwater, 40 Storm Petrel, 5km south of Lamorna this morning. (Next pelagic tonight, 5pm – 8pm. Contact Adrian on 07901 731201)

Wilson’s Petrel, Mushaq Ahmad

Wilson’s Petrel, (with Storm Petrels below), Mushaq Ahmad

Wilson’s Petrel, Mushaq Ahmad

Lamorna, MV Mermaid II pelagic pm: 2 Wilson’s Petrel, 6 Great Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 juv Black Tern, 40 Storm Petrel, 5km south of Lamorna this evening.

Penlee Point, 05:45 – 08:45: 400+ Manx Shearwater, 32 Common Scoter, 5 Fulmar, 2 Turnstone,1 large Shearwater sp., 6 Sabine’s Gull (5 juv accompanied by summer plumaged adult) all heading towards Rame Head together very close inshore. Numbers of House Martins and Swallows heading south, and 3 small pods of Common Dolphin, two  pods heading towards the sound, one very close Sunfish. (C Buckland)

Hayle Estuary, Ryan’s Field: 17 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 64 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher. Carnsew Pool: 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear. (S Grose)

Penzance Promenade and Harbour: 5 Turnstone, 1 ad Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant, (WeBS at high tide 08.00). Tolcarne Beach: 19 Turnstone, 1 moulting ad Dunlin, 2 Cormorant, 1 Shag. (T Mills)

Newquay Towan Head: Black-necked or Slavonian Grebe off point but too distant for positive id (unusual time of year for either). Male Common Scoter again close in. (M Lammas)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Greylag Goose, 24 Canada Goose, 1 hybrid goose, 1 Muscovy Duck, 1 Teal, 41 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 6 Cormorant, 6 Great Crested Grebe (including 2 young), 3 Buzzard, 5 Moorhen (including 1 young), 3 Common Sandpiper, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 121 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull and 1 Kingfisher. (WeBS) Also c20 Swift, c50 House Martin and c50 Swallow. (DK Parker)

Downderry: 133 Manx Shearwater, 26 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 4 Common Scoters flew west. Also at least two distant petrels between 07:00-08:30. (A Payne)

Helston, Loe Pool: 12 (2 juv) Great Crested Grebe, 14+ (3+juv) Willow Warbler, 13+ Goldcrest. Also 2 Wheatear and 10 Sand Martins going into nests just West of Loe bar. (R Veal)

St John’s Lake: 60+ Curlew, 50+ Oystercatcher,1 sum plum Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Med Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, 7 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 3 Whimbrel, 19 Redshank and a few Black-headed Gull. (C Buckland)

Marazion: 53 Ringed Plover, 12 Turnstone, 4 Dunlin and 3 Sanderling on the beach this evening. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: c250 Swallows at dusk. (DK Parker)

Lizard Point: 3+ Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Sooty Shearwater and 5 Storm Petrel between 06:45 & 10:30.

Porthgwarra: 3 Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Storm Petrel between 15:00 and 16:30.

djc & dkp

Sunday 30th July 2017

St Ives seawatch 06:54 – 08:30: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Arctic Skua, 2500 Manx Shearwater. (L Langley)

St Buryan,Tater-du Lighthouse 06:15-09:45: 2 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 42 Storm Petrel.

Porthgwarra 05:30 – 13:00 hrs: 4 Wilson’s Petrel, 130+ Storm Petrel, 4 Great Shearwater, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 10 Puffin, 2 Teal, 50 Common Scoter. (S. Rogers, B. Mellow, M. Elliott, M. Ahmad et al) Additionally 4 more Balearic Shearwater, 2 more Sooty Shearwater, 5 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Tern. (R Veal) 05:30 – 20:30 (15 hr seawatch). Totals incl all observers, of which there were many in the morning, dwindling to 3 by dusk. 3, probably 4 Wilson’s Petrel (07:18-07:25, 07:48-07:52, 08:18-08:19, 11:17?); 144 Storm Petrel, 1000s Manx Shearwater, 7 Great Shearwater, 2 Cory’s Shearwater (10:29, 12:09), 10 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Balearic Shearwater, 1000s Gannet, frequent Fulmar, 6 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 ad w Sabine’s Gull (18:50), 1 Black-headed Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull (ad, ss, juv) 24 Kittiwake, 2 Common Tern, 2  Arctic Tern, 10 Guillemot, 21 Puffin, 2 Teal, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Dunlin, 1 Oystercatcher, also 2+ Bottle-nosed Dolphin and Choughs. (I Lakin)

Pentire Point: possible Wilson’s Petrel past at 10:50

Sennen Cove: 16 Mediterranean Gulls (inc.12 juvs. One with green colour ring left leg R2AJ or 82AJ) (J Hawkey)

Trevose Head: Thousands of Manx Shearwaters 07.15-08.00 All headed west. (J Turner)

Par beach pool: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Barnacle Goose still present. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir, Newquay: 8 Great Crested Grebe, including one with 3 juveniles, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Dipper on river below dam wall. (S Grose)

Newquay, Towan Head: 1 m Common Scoter just offshore and 1 Juvenile Wheatear. (D Grose)

Penwithick : 11 House Sparrow, 4 Long-Tailed Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 4 Goldfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit. (K.Bowers)

Goldfinch, Kevin Bowers

Blue Tit, Kevin Bowers

Great Tit, Kevin Bowers

Chaffinch, Kevin Bowers

Coal Tit, Kevin Bowers

Long-tailed Tit, Kevin Bowers

Pendeen: 5 Raven, 2 Chough, 1 Kestrel, steady passage of Manx Shearwaters past the Watch this morning at about 70 per minute. (A Hartley)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 juv. Mediterranean Gull, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Black Swan. (A Hartley)

djc + tdm

Friday 21st July 2017

Lizard Point: 296 Cory’s Shearwater, 66 Great Shearwater, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Long-tailed Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 6 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 109 Storm Petrel, 1 Wilson’s Petrel, 1 unidentifed Storm Petrel, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Black Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Common Tern, 1 unidentified Tern, 6 Common Scoter, 22 Puffin, 1 Med Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull. (T Blunden, S Votier, I Mclean, T Pinfield, D Collins, J Foster, M Pass)

Porthgwarra: 37 Cory’s Shearwater, 4 Great Shearwater, 16 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Pomarine Skua, 3 Great Skua, 84 Storm Petrel, 1 ‘white-bellied’ storm petrel, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Common Scoter, 1 Curlew, 7 Puffin, 1 Guillemot. (R Veal, S Rogers, M Spicer, T Mills, P&H Mitchell, D Flumm, R Archer)

Pendeen: 1 Sooty Shearwater in 15 minutes. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Mute Swan, 128 Canada Geese (plus 3 gosling), 3 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 1 Muscovy Duck, 2 Shoveler, 46 Mallard (plus 2 duckling), 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 Great Crested grebe (plus 2 young), 1 Little Grebe, 9 Moorhen (plus 3 young), 4 Buzzard, 17 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 86 Herring Gull. (WeBS) Also c50 Swift, c50 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, c20 Swallow, 5 Raven, 3 Reed Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff and 3 Bullfinch. (DK Parker, R Veal)

Marazion Beach: 1 juv Common Gull, 3 Sanderling, 1 Ringed Plover. (R Veal)

Carn Brea: 6 Stock Dove. (R Veal)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Whimbrel (past Pendennis Point with a crab in its bill), 7 Med Gull (3 ad 4 imm), 8 Sandwich Tern, 4 Kittiwake, 1 auk sp,1 Sooty Shearwater, 400+ Manx Shearwater and 300+ Gannet feeding 3-4 miles out. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 3 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 16+ Redshank. (D Chaney)

Devoran: 134 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 6 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 juv Med Gull. (S. Rogers)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Common Sandpiper, Sedge Warbler feeding young by the dam. (J St Ledger)

Maer Lake: 5 Whimbrel, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Dunlin. Good numbers of Swallows and smaller groups of House Martins. Only a small number of Sand Martins. (H Kendall & B Bryne)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 ad Med Gull. (B Bosistow)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 1313 Canada Goose, 20 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 14 Grey Heron, 1 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Buzzard, 3 Raven, 97 Carrion Crow, 3 Magpie, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Blackbird, 3 Wheatear, 23 Meadow Pipit, 5 Swallow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Linnet, 1 Reed Bunting and 8 Meadow Brown.  (DA Conway)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Pectoral Sandpiper this afternoon plus 3 Cattle Egret, 3 Wood Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 7 Med Gull including a juv. (C Selway)

Late Update, Scillonian Pelagic:

Penzance to the Wolf Rock Lighthouse: 204 Gannet, 67 Manx Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 10 Fulmar, 1 Kittiwake. (V Stratton, B Craven)

Wolf Rock Lighthouse to the Isles of Scilly: 314 Gannet, 2 Manx Shearwater, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 5 Fulmar, 4 Kittiwake, 2 Herring Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Great black-backed Gull, 120 Shag, 4 Common Dolphin. (V Stratton, B Craven)

Isles of Scilly to the Wolf Rock Lighthouse: 348 Gannet, 27 Manx Shearwater, 5 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel, 7 Fulmar, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 Harbour Porpoise, 4 Common Dolphin. (V Stratton, B Craven)

Wolf Rock Lighthouse to Penzance: 314 Gannets, 685 Manx Shearwater, 4 Cory’s Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 9 Fulmar, 3 Kittiwake, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Razorbill, 1 Puffin, 5 Common Dolphin. (V Stratton, B Craven)

djc/cjb

Saturday 10th June 2017

Late news, 9/6, Scillonian, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 50 Manx Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 5 Fulmar, 23 Gannet, 1 Guillemot, 4 Herring Gull, 2 Turnstone. (V Stratton)

Late news, 9/6, Scillonian, Wolf Rock to Penzance: 131 Manx Shearwater, 2 Storm Peterl, 6 Razorbill, 5 Guillemot, 4 Puffin, 39 Gannet, 2 Fulmar, 1 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Kittiwake. (V Stratton)

Late news, 9/6, Boscegran & Hendra Cliff: 1 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, Stonechat, 1 Painted Lady, 3 Green Hairstreak. (J Worth)

Late news, 9/6, Downderry: 1 Pomarine Skua west. (A Payne)

Bude Marshes: 34 Jackdaw, 7 Herring Gull, 3 Moorhen, 31 Mallard, 6 Wood Pigeon, 6 House Sparrow, 1 Reed Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff in song, 1 Greenfinch, 7 Goldfinch, 5 Swallow, 1 Jay, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Raven, 2 Great Tit, 2 Treecreeper, 4 Blackbird, 20+ House Martin, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Dunnock, 1 Rook, 2 Blue Tit, 1 male Reed Bunting, 2 adult Mute Swan with 5 well-grown young, 2 adult Canada Goose with 7 juvs., 1 Magpie, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Robin, 1 male Bullfinch, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Swift. (H Kendall, R Mudge, S Wills)

Helston Boating Lake: 9 Tufted Duck ducklings in 2 families, 19 Mallard ducklings, 1 young Coot, 1 Mute Swan cygnet. Also 1 adult Dipper and 2 Grey Wagtail feeding 1 well-grown young on River Cober. (G Adams)

Tintagel, Lye Rock: 3 Puffin on water. (S Grose)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Chapel Point: 07:05-12:15: 81 Common Scoter, 4 Cormorant, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1500 Manx Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 47 Fulmar, 2 Sanderling, 89 Puffin, 12 Arctic Skua (7 ad pale phase, 2 ad dark phase, 3 sub-adult), 44 Kittiwake, 1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Med Gull (one 1st summer, one 2nd summer), 2 Arctic Tern, 1 Little Tern. (B Bosistow)

Common Scoter – Bob Bosistow

Penlee Point: 350 Manx Shearwater, 40 Guillemot, 19 Razorbill, 90 Gannet, 55 Common Scoter, 7 Kittiwakes, 1 Arctic Skua (pale phase), 9 Common Swift in off the sea. (C Buckland)

Downderry: 06:15-08:20: 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 20 Common Scoter, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Kittiwake and 92 Manx Shearwater all moving west. (A Payne)

Penzance to Wolf Rock: 9 Fulmar, 44 Manx Shearwater, 48 Gannet, 1 Sabine’s Gull (just west of Tater dhu), 7 Sandwich Tern, 2 Guillemot and 1 auk sp. (P St Pierre, DK Parker)

cjb

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.

cjb & pt

Monday 24th October

Late news, 20/10, Marazion: 1 Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 21/10, Land’s End: 1 Serin south, 1 Willow Warbler, 2-3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Brambling, 28 Siskin south, 80 Chaffinch, 30 Skylark, 120 Golden Plover, 1 Fieldfare, 8 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 House Martin. (P St Pierre)

Late News, 22/10, Trevose Head: 4 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Little Egret, 3 Golden Plover, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Pomarine Skua (adult pale phase), 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Jay, 1 Short-toed Lark (flew north calling overhead at 8:04am), 82 Skylark, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackbird, 1 Fieldfare, 9 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 134 Starling, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 57 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting, 381 Chaffinch, 6 Siskin, 7 Goldfinch. (B Bosisto)

Late News, 23/10, Trevose Head: 8 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackbird, 6 Fieldfare, 21 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 15 Meadow Pipit, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Corn Bunting, 9 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 68 Goldfinch. (B Bosisto)

Late News, 23/10, Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Barnacle Goose amongst the flock of Canada Geese, 6 Shoveler, 9 Pintail, 164 Teal, 1 Water Rail, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull and 2 Mistle Thrush. (B Bosisto)

Late News, 23/10, Camel Estuary: 400 Golden Plover, 36 Mediterranean Gull (2x 1st Winter, 9x 2nd Winter and 25 Adult), 24 Red-legged Partridge. (B Bosisto)

Late news, 23/10, Godrevy Point: 1 Sabine’s Gull west, 4 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine. (M Buckley)

Late news, 23/10, Tregellast Barton, St Keverne: 6 Swallow. (P Harris)

Late news, 23/10, Land’s End: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 450 Redwing, 40 Fieldfare, 5 Snipe, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff. (P St Pierre)

Porthcurnick Beach, Portscatho: 1 Pallas’s Warbler in bushes behind beach cafe. (A. Roberts)

Porthgwarra: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Ring Ouzel. (M Wallace) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in garden of Rosevale, 1 Pallas’s Warbler initially in garden of Rosevale then below Coastguard Cottages, 1 Tawny Owl, 3 Chough. (D Rimes, T Austin)

St Levan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Black Redstart, 4 Lapland Bunting N of church. (M Wallace)

Mawnan Smith: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 25 Skylark, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff and 12 Goldcrest. (B Porter)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 1w Spoonbill, 1 Grey Plover, 7 Lapwing, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank and 2 Mediterranean Gull on Lelant Saltings. 23 Golden Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 104 Lapwing, 19 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Dunlin and 1 Kingfisher on Ryan’s Field. (MJ Spicer)

Porthcurno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Balmer)

Kenidjack: 1 Lesser Whitethroat (in donkey paddocks opp last house), 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (in sycamores by sewage works), 3 Chough, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail and 1 Kestrel. (T Mills) Also 1 Ring Ouzel and 1 Firecrest. (J Sullivan)

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Lesser Whitethroat

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photos by Tony Mills

Kingsmill Lake: 85 Dunlin, 35 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Lapwing, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Snipe, and 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (M Beer)

Treen Common: 1 male Merlin, 8 Golden Plover. (P St Pierre)

Chykembro Common: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (P St Pierre)

Gurnard’s Head: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 32 Golden Plover. (P St Pierre)

Releath: 1 Peregrine, c.30 Golden Plover. (J Chapman)

Cot Valley: 1 Short-eared Owl by coast path. Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler & 1 Firecrest (D Balmer).

Pendeen: 1 Cattle Egret in field between Manor Farm & Lighthouse Road, 2 Chough, 2 Raven, 2 Redwing. (A Hartley) Dartford Warbler and Merlin. (per D Unsworth) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Calartha Farm. (L Thomson)

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Cattle Egret, Adam Hartley

Sennen: 2 Short-eared Owl over coast path to Land’s End.

Wadebridge: Dalmatian Pelican still from Camel Trail 1/2 mile north of Wadebridge.

Land’s End: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler & 1 Snow Bunting (D Balmer). Also 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Redwing, 400 Starling. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Camborne: 3 Ring Ouzel flew east over Cargenwen reservoirs in morning.

Marazion Marsh: 5 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 7 Teal, 20 Mallard, 44 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 9 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, 5000 Starling. (D Parker)

Nanquidno: 1 Firecrest, 1 f/imm Merlin. (D Chown)

Kelynack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler on south side of road just west of Boswidden. (D Chown)

Polgigga/Nanjizal: 1 Barnacle Goose in field opposite Faraway Cottage with large gull flock, 2 Stonechat, 2 Chough, several dozen Skylarks overhead. (A Hartley)

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Barnacle Goose, Adam Hartley

cjb & pt