Monday 31st October 2016

Late news, 30/10, Mousehole: Dusky Warbler & Yellow-browed Warbler still on Love Lane; Dusky or Radde’s Warbler in garden of Old Coastguard restaurant briefly at 11am.

Late news, 30/10, Polgigga: 1 Short-toed Lark & 2 Lapland Buntings in field W of path between Bosistow & Higher Bosistow farms. Possible Sykes’s Wagtail (beema) briefly on roof of Higher Bosistow farm, also 2 Black Redstarts.

Late news, 30/10, Porthcurno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in sallows S of car park.

Late news, 30/10, Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Late news, 30/10, St Just: swift sp flew over Princess St at 1:45pm.

Gunwalloe: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (1 by churchyard, the other by entrance to National Trust car park), 1m Black Redstart at Halzephron. (R Doggart)

Morvah: 15 Lapwing and c200 Chaffinch in flocks in off the sea, c50 Siskin.  1 Great Skua offshore harrying Kittiwakes, 1 Balearic Shearwater west and 2 Porpoise offshore at Levant. (R Phillips)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Franklin’s Gull on the estuary from the bridge 15.50 to 16:00, when it flew off south, 143 Golden Plover and 1 Curlew Sandpiper from same spot earlier (B Field) 1 Cattle Egret. (M Halliday, R Farnes, J St Ledger) Mediterranean Gull with green leg ring (R Farnes) Also 1 Spoonbill, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Grey Plover. (J St Ledger)


Curlew Sandpiper, Rod Farnes


Curlew Sandpiper, Mark Halliday



Cattle Egret, Mark Halliday


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Cattle Egret, Mark Halliday


Cattle Egret, Rod Farnes


Cattle Egret, Rod Farnes


Cattle Egret, John St Ledger



Mediterranean Gull, Rod Farnes

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Franklin’s Gull photos, Brian Field

Lamorna Cove: 1 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

Siblyback Lake: 1 Bar-headed Goose among  c200 Canada Geese on western side in pasture. (L Ford).

Sancreed: 1 Black Redstart, 5 Lapwing, 3 Snipe.  (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra to Nanjizal: 2 Chough, one with three ID rings, 1 female Merlin predating Meadow Pipit, pair of Kestrel, 3 Grey Seal and 1 Stoat, (H & A James – photos)

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Newquay: 1 Chough, calling, over Pargolla Road. (K Johns)

Cot Valley-Boscregan Farm: birds moving south-east 07:30-11:30: 835+ Chaffinch, 5 Siskin, 1 Crossbill, 3 Reed Bunting, 560+ Starling, 40+ Skylark, c80 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 3+ Mistle Thrush and 6 Stock Dove. Also seen: female/juvenile Hen Harrier (north at 08:43), 1 Merlin, 2 Woodlark, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 1 Whinchat and 1 Black Redstart (in St Just). (N Wheatley)

Jupiter Point, River Lynher: 3 Spoonbill on Beggar’s Island at 8am. (M Beer, C Buckland)

Truro: Black Redstart at Kirby Road on Malabar Estate.

Pendeen: Barred Warbler & Yellow-browed Warbler at Manor Farm. (P Combridge) Also Common Swift over coastguard cottages. (J Swann)

Kenidjack Valley: Probable juv Common Swift (initially thought to be possible Pallid Swift), later drifted N & seen over Truthwall & Botallack. Also Red-breasted Flycatcher by the engine shed. (T Bird)

Porthgwarra: 1 Common Whitethroat. (T Bird)

Sennen: 1 Common Swift, simultaneously with the Kenidjack bird. (K Wilson)

Nanjizal Valley: 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 10 Chiffchaff, 17 Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest, & 1 Robin bearing Norwegian ring trapped & ringed. (K Wilson)

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel still at Boat Cove.

Camel Estuary: Dalmatian Pelican on N bank 1.5 miles W of Wadebridge still. (J D’Arcy)

St Tudy, Bodmin: 2 Cattle Egret at Tinton Manor Farm at 8:15am.

Bedruthan Steps: Dark-bellied Brent Goose 2 over, 1 Black Redstart on rocks and several flocks of Chaffinches and Skylarks coasting westwards. (T Wilson)

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Sunday 30th October

Late news, 29/10, Penzance: Drake Eider off Chyandour early afternoon. (D King)

Late news, 29/10, St Levan: 4-5 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Merlin, 1 Jack Snipe, 5 Snipe, 1 Lapland Bunting, 450 Chaffinch, 60 Skylark. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 29/10, Sennen Quarry Pool: 1 Siberian chiffchaff, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 29/10 Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Late news, 29/10, Land’s End: 1 Cattle Egret flew N in early morning, 1 Black Redstart.

Late News, 29/10, Nanjizal Valley: 1 Pallas’s Warbler.

Late news, 29/10, Mousehole: 1 Dusky Warbler on Love Lane 200yds N of Bird Hospital (+2 Yellow-browed Warbler).

Hayle Estuary: 1 Franklin’s Gull on Lelant Saltings. (R Farnes, S Rogers, R Augarde, T Wilson, J Chapple)) Later seen in Carbis Bay. Also imm Spoonbill still, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Greenshank. (T Wilson)


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photos by Rod Farnes

Video by Richard Augarde


Video by John Chapple

Porthgwarra: 1 Pallas’s Warbler. (D Eva, M Wallace, R&L Wilkins, R Augarde, B. Mellow) 1 Barred Warbler in blackthorn/pines N side of Dolphin House. (M Wallace) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Dartford Warbler still in pond area late afternoon. (D. Eva)

Land’s End: 1 Cattle Egret, 6 Black Redstart, 1 Dusky Warbler, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler (2 in car park bushes, 1 along cycle track). (P St Pierre, R&L Wilkins, R Augarde, B. Mellow) Also 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Firecrest, 30 Fieldfare, 200 Redwing, 2 Chough. (P St Pierre) 1 Swallow. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Marazion Marsh: 10000+ Starling off the roost, 1 Heron spearfishing. (A James – photos) Also Siberian Chiffchaff, Curlew Sandpiper. on Venton Beach.

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Sconner, Torpoint: 1 adult Spoonbill 2.30pm. (M Buckle, R Gould)

The Lizard: 10,000+ Starling feeding on cliffs at Church Cove near Lifeboat station at 9am. Several smaller flocks of Starling over Lizard village later in the morning. (D King) Also at Church Cove, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I Maclean) 1 imm Black Redstart, 7500+ Starling at Lizard Point. (R Veal)

Predannack Wollas: 100-200 Golden Plover over late morning flying south. (D King)

Stithians Reservoir: c90 Wigeon, c35 Mallard, 3 f type Pintail, 4 Shoveler, 9+ Teal, 2 Lapwing, 80+ Fieldfare. (D Chaney)

Porthleven: 2 Black Redstart. (I Maclean)

Carminowe Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I Maclean)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel in Trenow Cove mid-afternoon. (I Maclean)

College Reservoir: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper still. Also Marsh Tit. (B Porter)

Coverack, Treleaver to Beagles Point: 2 Raven, 2 Peregrine hitting Sparrows, 5 Snipe. Also Kestrel, Linnet and plenty of Gannet diving. (W Chegwidden)

Porth Joke: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 30 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 25 Blackbird, 20 Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch, 40 Chaffinch. (S Rowe)

Porthcurnick Beach, Portscatho: 1 Red-necked Grebe & 1 Great Northern Diver still.

Looe: m Black Redstart.

Nanjizal: Siberian Chiffchaff. Also 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (possibly of an eastern form) trapped & ringed.

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (possibly of an eastern form) still. (J Ryan)

Camel Estuary: 1 Dalmatian Pelican still. Also several thousand Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, Redshank, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Curlew, Lapwing, Black Tailed Godwit, numerous Mediterranean Gulls, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Little Egret, 6+ Common Gulls, Buzzard, Goldcrest, Otter, Weasel. (W Delacour)



Falmouth, Pendennis Point to Castle Beach: 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Oystercatcher and 1 Cormorant. Also 1m Sparrowhawk and 2m Blackcap in private garden. (E Tackley)

Nanquidno: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chough. (P St Pierre)

Crows-an-Wra: 4 Swallow over A30 near Friends’ Burial Ground at 10am. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Crowdy Reservoir: 31 Raven in evening. (A Bond)

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Saturday 29th October

Late news, 28/10, Falmouth: 2 Blackcap singing on Florence Place. (D Chaney)

Late news, 28/10, Little Treleaver: 1 Barn Owl found dead & plucked; 1 Short-eared Owl observed fleeing scene. (J Foster)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Franklin’s Gull in field W of road north of Lelant village, later on Lelant Saltings. (B Toms, P Taylor, H Mitchell) 1 imm Spoonbill, 8 Grey Plover on Lelant Saltings. 10 Skylark, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Raven, 50 Redwing and 300 Starling over. (R Veal)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Merlin. (B Toms)

Rinsey: 1 Hobby over, pair of Peregrine. (H&A James – photos)

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Gerrans Bay: 2 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine over. (J St Ledger)

Portscatho: 4 Cirl Bunting on wires. (J St Ledger – photo)


Maer Lake: 2 Ruff. 1+ Yellow-browed Warbler nearby at Coombe. (A Roberts)

Bosporthennis Common, Zennor: 24 Teal on pond, 64 Golden Plover over. (J Hawkey)

Cape Cornwall: 2 Black Redstart. (D Balmer)

Kelynack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (D Balmer)

St Levan: 2-3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Black Redstart. (D Balmer)

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

Nanjizal: 1 Short-toed Lark still present in valley. 120 birds ringed inc. 37 Blackcap, 28 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 11 Goldcrest, 9 Yellow-browed Warbler. (K Wilson)

Polgigga: 1 Short-toed Lark . (K Wilson) Also 1 Water Pipit in fields between Bosistow and Higher Bosistow. (T Phelps)

Camel Estuary: 1 Dalmatian Pelican off Cant Hill viewed from Camel Trail at Halwyn, flew up river at 1530. (D Balmer)

Nanquidno: 2 Firecrest.

Perranuthnoe: ad Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

St John’s Lake: 1 Black Redstart.

Sancreed: 1 Snipe, 35 Skylark, 30 Meadow Pipit, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Land’s End: 1 Merlin, 1 Water Rail (heard only) at Trinity Pool, 27 Skylark, 2 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 65 Meadow Pipit, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chough, 640 Starling, 130 Chaffinch, 3 Long-tailed Tit. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Dozmary Pool: 1Pintail, 56 Golden Plover over. ( B Craven)

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Friday 28th October

Late news, 26/10, Sancreed: 60 Fieldfare. (D Flumm)

Late news, 27/10, Chyandour, Penzance: 2 Firecrest. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 27/10, Eastern Green, Penzance: 5 Firecrest. (P St Pierre, D Flumm)

Porthgwarra/St Levan: 1 Turtle Dove, 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Lapland Bunting, 5 Black Redstart, 3 Firecrest. (M Wallace) Also 2 Blackcap, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chough, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Long tailed Tit, 20+ Blackbird feasting on sloes, 1 Sparrowhawk & 2 Song Thrush. (J Hawkey) Also 2 pairs of Kestrel, 3 Stonechat, 37 Golden Plover, pair of Peregrine, and 5 Roe Deer. (A James – photos)

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Polgigga: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Firecrest. (M Wallace) Probable 1w eastern Yellow Wagtail east of footpath between Bosistow and Higher Bosistow Farms in newly ploughed field in evening (SW366.235). Also 2 Short-toed Lark north of track to Faraway Cottage.

Plaidy, near Looe: 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Kestrel, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret. (D Spooner)

Truro: 1 f Great Spotted Woodpecker in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Church Cove, Lizard: 1 Black Redstart, 2 Blackcap, 100 Redwing. (D Eva)

Marazion Marsh: A Little Egret caught a very mature roach and flew from the reeds to the front grass bank with the fish thrashing in its mouth. It wrestled and stabbed at the Roach for 15 mins but  was unable to swallow the now dead fish. (A James – photos) Also 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Mute Swan, 7 Teal, 16 Mallard, 38 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 2 Stonechat, 10000 Starling. (D Parker)

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RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise, Penzance Harbour: 1m Eider. Penzance – Wolf Rock: 1 Sooty Shearwater, c60 Harbour Porpoise, c20 Common Dolphin and 2 Blue-fin Tuna. Wolf Rock – Scilly: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Puffin, 1 poss Minke Whale, c10 Common Dolphin, c40 Harbour Porpoise and 2 Grey Seal. Scilly – Wolf Rock: 8 Puffin, 1 Minke Whale, 100+ Common Dolphin, c6 Risso’s Dolphin, 100+ Common Dolphin, 1 Grey Seal and c6 Blue-fin Tuna. Wolf Rock – Penzance: 11 Common Scoter, 1 Manx Shearwater, c20 Common Dolphin and c30 Harbour Porpoise. (M Elliott & MJ Spicer)

Pendeen: 2 Raven, 2 Chough, 1 Buzzard, 1 juv Willow Warbler, 1 f Blackcap, 6 Meadow Pipit, 4 Stonechat. A few large flocks of several hundred Chaffinch passing very high overhead around midday. (A Hartley)

Penzance, Chyandour area: 1 Guillemot, 1 drake Eider as viewed from the bus station late afternoon. (A Hartley)

Nanquidno, Boscregan Farm area: 2 Snipe, 8 Linnet, 2 Stonechat, 2 Skylark, 1 Chough. (A Hartley)

Downderry: 2 Black Redstart in the village this morning. (A Payne)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 42 Lapwing. (J St Ledger)

Nanjizal: 145 birds ringed inc. 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 33 Chiffchaff, 44 Blackcap, 10 Yellow-browed Warbler, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest. (K Wilson)

Penberth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by turning circle, also 1 Firecrest. (D Balmer)

Porthcurno: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler by car park. (D Balmer)

Cot Valley: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest.

Kenidjack: 1 Lesser Whitethroat (possibly of an eastern form) still.

Hayle Estuary: 1 imm Spoonbill still.

Camel Estuary:Dalmatian Pelican still.

Treverva: 1 Swallow in the village today still. (D Chaney)

Carrick Roads: 14 Black-necked Grebe off Feock, 115+ Mediterranean Gull in gull roost, 19 Turnstone at Mylor Harbour. (T Phelps, C Urquhart)

Devoran: Spotted Redshank still, 1 Knot, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, c100 Redshank, 35 Wigeon. (T Phelps, C Urquhart)

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Thursday 27th October

Late news, 26/10, Lizard Point: 1 Pallas’s Warbler, 2 Black Redstart, 1 Firecrest, 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Votier)

Late news, 26/10, Marazion: Imm/fem Black Redstart in a private garden. (DK & MW Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 ad w Franklin’s Gull. Also 1 imm Spoonbill, 1 Pink-footed Goose until 7:45 am then flew S, 4 1w Common Gull. (R Veal, M Ahmad, A Mckechnie)


Franklin’s Gull, Monty Curtis


Franklin’s Gull, Alex Mckechnie


Franklin’s Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Nanquidno: 736 Chaffinch, 237 Starling, 87 Skylark, 4 Siskin, 1 Yellow Wagtail. 2 Woodlark still in  fields around Boscregan Farm, 6 Lapwing, 1 imm Redstart, 4 Snipe and 1 Short-eared Owl  flushed from willows and flew towards Gurland Farm. (A Rosier)

Porthgwarra: 1 Ring Ouzel and 1 Woodcock below Rosevale garden. 2 Siskin, c200 Chaffinch, c150 Skylark, c15 Fieldfare and c40 Golden Plover on the moor. (DK Parker)


Ring Ouzel, Dave Parker

Higher Bosistow/Faraway Cottage area: 1 Barnacle Goose, c250 Skylark, c50 Linnet and 1 Merlin. (DK Parker)


Barnacle Goose, Dave Parker

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit. (R Mudge)

Trispen: 1 1st winter Black Redstart on rooftops in village, 4 male Yellowhammer. 2 miles from village towards Ladock: 1 Richard’s Pipit in stubble fields with c30 Meadow Pipit and c35 Skylark. (C Mason)

Bude: 100+ Starling, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel and 1 Peregrine. (H Wilkins)

Morvah: 1 male Blackcap, 1 male Black Redstart, 5 Snipe over, 5 Golden Plover over. (R Phillips)

Treverva: 1 Swallow on wires in the village this morning. (P Laney)

Marazion Marsh: 5000+ Starling exiting the marsh, 1 Sparrowhawk, pair of fighting Heron and a Kingfisher. (A James)


Starling, Alan James

Rinsey: Pair of Peregrine. (A James)


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Trevose Head: 1 Merlin. (W Delacour)

Carrick Roads, viewed from Mylor Churchtown: 14 Black-necked Grebe (in two groups of 8 and 6) near port and starboard buoys off sailing club. Also 2 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger)

Pendeen: 2 Chough, 1 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 2 Stonechat. (A Hartley)

Nanjizal: 10 Yellow-browed Warbler ringed. (K Wilson)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel still.

Tregeseal: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (D Balmer)

Boswednack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 6 Redwing.

Newmill: 180 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare.

Treen Common: 132 Golden Plover.

Penberth Cove: Yellow-browed Warbler.

Godrevy Point: Black Redstart.

St Austell: Black Redstart.

Camel Estuary: 1 Dalmatian Pelican still.

Land’s End: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler (2 in bushes S of car park, 1 on Treeve Common), 8 Chough, 13 Skylark, 3 Redwing. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

St Levan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still by the turning circle, 1 Black Redstart on the church. (D Chown)


Black Redstart, Dave Chown

Porthcurno: 2+ Yellow-browed Warblers (1 on the upper edge of the west slope, behind the Old Hotel Apartments and at least 1 south of the car park), 1 Siberian Chiffchaff c100m along the path from Porthcurno cafe towards the beach, on west edge of the cover near large Hydrangeas, 1 Firecrest. (D Chown)


Siberian Chiffchaff, Dave Chown

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Wednesday 26th October

Late news, 25/10, St. Levan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in the sallows by the turning circle beside the church. (D Chown)

Late news, 25/10, Hayle Estuary: 1 Spoonbill still, 1 female Red-breasted Merganser, 1 4th-cal Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Pintail. (D Chown)

Hayle Estuary: 1 adult winter Franklin’s Gull at midday for 15 minutes, later seen in fields between Lelant and Carbis Bay, best viewed from road at SW541375. (D Eva, J Mycock – finder) Lelant Saltings: 1 imm Spoonbill, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 3 Knot. (R Veal)


Franklin’s Gull, Adam Hartley

Church Cove: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler (2 in churchyard, 1 in copse on approach to lifeboat station), 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Siskin, 1 Grey Wagtail, numerous Goldcrest; also 5 Swallow over. (S Votier, J & D Chapman)

Nanquidno: Steady movement of Chaffinch south, 25 Siskin south, 2 Reed Bunting around Boscregan Farm, 8 Redwing, 2 Chough, 1 Snipe, 2 Blackcap. (A Rosier)

North Cliffs: 1 Whooper Swan still in field between cliffs and Tehidy. (J Baker)

Trevose Head: 1f Black Redstart, 2m Wheatear. (R Veal)

Rame Head: 1 Firecrest at the battery with Goldcrest flock and 2 Blackcap. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Pendeen: 2 Raven, 2 Chough, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Stonechat, 6 Meadow Pipit. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Calartha Farm copse still this morning. (A Hartley)

Crowdy Res: 1 Woodcock. (B Craven)

St Mawes: 1 Firecrest, 1 Black Redstart opposite Memorial Hall. (A Roberts)

Treverva: 50 Fieldfare over SW midday. (D Chaney)

Falmouth (Swanvale): 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (C Benton)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel still.

Land’s End: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Merlin, 1 Snipe, 20 Skylark, 1 Black Redstart at complex, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler in car park sallows, 7 Chough. 1 Hooded Crow hybrid and 1 Whinchat by Trinity Pool. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)


Hybrid Hooded Crow, Phil Taylor

Nanjizal: 4 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Porthgwarra: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. Also 1 juv Ring Ouzel. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

St Levan Churchtown: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Marazion: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at RSPB Reserve, 1 Black Redstart at Plain-an-Gwarry.

Kennack Sands: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Camel Estuary: 1 Dalmatian Pelican still.

Falmouth Bay and off Rosemullion (boat trip): 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 22 Mediterranean Gull. (B Porter)

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Tuesday 25th October

We now have a new team of Sightings page compilers and so to make things easier for the whole team we request that news be submitted before 10pm. We will not guarantee that later news will be published on that day. So please help the team by early submissions and using the format in the link above. We will endeavour to publish the news page by 10.30 each day. Thanks and keep the reports coming, the News Page Team.

Late news, 24/10, Nanquidno: 3 House Martin, 1 Woodcock, 6 Golden Plover, 5 Redwing, 1 Firecrest, 27 Skylark, 5 Siskin, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Blackcap, 1 Wheatear, 6 Golden Plover, 4 Chough. Fall of 150 Robin & 40 Chiffchaff just after first light. (A Rosier)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1m Goosander (first of the Autumn at the lake), 2 Marsh Tit, 10 Tufted Duck, 1 Wren, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 250+ Canada Geese, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Treecreeper. (R Mudge)

Porthgwarra: 1 Pallas’s Warbler this afternoon in the scrub below the Coastguard Cottages. (C Corrigan, DK Parker, D Balmer) Black Redstart at Higher Roskestal. (D Balmer) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in Sallows below Rosevale (Doctors Garden), 2 Yellow-browed Warbler in Sallows below coastguard cottages, 1 Dusky Warbler (heard only) behind coastguard cottages, 1 Firecrest in 60ft cover, 1 Firecrest in car park copse. (D Parker)

Nanquidno: Steady trickle of Skylark and Chaffinches all morning all south, 400 Starling, 20 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 4 Woodlark, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Little Egret. (A Rosier)

North Cliffs: 1 Whooper Swan feeding in field between Tehidy woods and cliffs. (J Baker, A James – photos)

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Little Kelynack: 1 Black Redstart. (C&C Moore)

Nanjizal: 1 Ring Ouzel. (C&C Moore)

Trevilley: 1 Merlin. (C&C Moore)

Rosewall Hill: Flock of birds flew in off sea then NE at 11:35 comprising of 3 (1w m + 2 1w f) Ring Ouzel, 10 Redwing, 1+ Fieldfare, 140 Meadow Pipit also 1 Snipe, 2 Skylark and 1m Wheatear. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 imm Spoonbill, 1 juv Sandwich Tern, 1 Pintail, 2 1w Common Gull, 2 Knot, 6 Grey Plover, 28 Med Gull on Lelant Saltings, 162 Lapwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Goldcrest, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 1 prob White Wagtail with 1 Grey Wagtail and 5 Pied Wagtail, 1 Goldcrest. (R Veal)

Bude: 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Little Egret, 1 juv Mute Swan, 1 Wheatear, 5+ Rock Pipit, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Cormorant, 9 Oystercatcher and 1 Kestrel. (H Wilkins)


Kestrel, H Wilkins

Rame Head: 1 Black Kite heading NE, 1 Black Redstart and 1 Firecrest at Rame Church. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at tennis court. (C Buckland, M Beer) 1 Short-eared Owl sitting on fence post for 15 mins at 1814hrs. (D Allan)

Pendeen: 2 Raven, 1+ Chough, 2 Redwing, 1 Wheatear, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 1 Buzzard, 5 Snipe, 1 Grey Heron in off the sea, 1 Little Egret, 6 Linnet, 6 Meadow Pipit. Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still at Calartha Farm copse. (A Hartley)

Wadebridge: 1 Barnacle Goose flew over this morning with Canada Geese. (DI Julian)

Victoria: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier at lunchtime. (DI Julian)

St Austell: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Gwindra Road this afternoon. (DI Julian)

Land’s End: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler south of car park, 2 Snow Bunting in car park, 1 Whinchat from cycle track, c.1,000 Starling. (L Proctor, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sennen: 1 Hooded Crow by coastguard cottages, flew to Mayon Cliff. (L Proctor)

St Just: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier over Victoria Row.

Kenidjack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Allet: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at CWT offices at 12:15pm.

Bearah Tor: 500+ Fieldfare (but no Redwing), 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine & 1 Green Woodpecker. (B Craven)

Mousehole: 1 Dusky Warbler above Bird Hospital along Love Lane this evening. (M Elliott)

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