Friday 24th October 2014

Porthgwarra: 1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo still plus 1 Lapland Bunting, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in 60′ Covert, Firecrest between the car park and the Doctors Garden and 2 Swallow over. (mo – photo 1 A Mckechnie, photos 2-4 B Field) Also 1 Balearic Shearwater past Gwennap Head and the Hooded Crow at Roskestal Farm.

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Video by John Chapple.

Maer Lake: 6 Whooper Swan at 08:00. (M Marval)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 35 Redshank, 19+ Med Gull and 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull on Lelant Saltings. (MJ Spicer, A Tung) 1 Lesser Yellowlegs still on Copperhouse Creek plus 2 Knot. (P Fraser, DK Parker & J St Ledger – photos) Also Firecrest by the hide at Ryan’s Field.

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Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 imm Ring-necked Duck still, plus 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe and 2 Kingfisher. (D Jenkins, J St Ledger)

Kenidjack: 3 Firecrest. (B Field – photos) Also possible Little Bunting by the engine shed.

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Penzance: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still by Morrison’s. (DK Parker)

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrest by Cot Valley Cottage and 1 Firecrest at Bosorne plus 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by the water treatment plant. (R Wilkins & DK Parker)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 juv American Golden Plover still.

Rame: 1 Black Redstart around Rame Barton Farm. (M Beer) Also Yellow-browed Warbler by the church with a tit flock.

Penberth: 1 Firecrest.

Newquay: 1 Black Redstart.

Penryn: 4 Firecrest on Tremough campus.

Pendeen: Yellow-browed Warbler between Pendeen and Morvah at Rose Valley north of B3306 in trees by first house.

Lamorna: Black Redstart by Tater-du lighthouse and Yellow-browed Warbler just south of the cove at Tregurnow Cliff.