Sunday 13 October 2019

Notice: There will be an educational access group visiting Walmsley tomorrow, in the morning from 08:30 to 13:00. Please expect some disruption if planning a visit. (A Langdon)

Late News, 09/10, Mevagissey: Rough-legged Buzzard taken into care after being picked up by a member of the public. No further news on its condition or location at present.

Rough-legged Buzzard – Robert Wells

Crackington Haven: 1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Hentervene Holiday Park this morning but not seen after 1100. The bird was in a very unhealthy condition and thought unlikely to survive the day. It has been looked for this evening with no luck. The property owner decided that they did not wish for the bird to be disturbed in its current condition nor did they wish the impact of a twitch to disrupt their business during this busy holiday period. If the bird is in a better condition tomorrow then there is a possibility that access may be granted. (Bev Teague)

Yellow-billed Cuckoo – Bev Teague

Porthgwarra : 1 Red-eyed Vireo near the doctors House sporadically throughout the day. Also 64 Meadow Pipit , 2 Firecrest, 10 Goldcrest, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Turtle Dove, 16 Collared Dove, 1 Redwing, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Chough. (P Roseveare B Bosisto et al) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in the sallow clump south of Roskestal (M Wallace) 1 Balearic Shearwater reported.

Turtle Dove – N Truby

Caerthillian: 1 Barred Warbler still in valley scrub near the pool south of the pumping station. Also 1 Pink-footed Goose over, 1 Hobby, 1 Swallow (D Eva, S Grose)

Housel Bay: 1 Common Nightingale still present, gave close flight views mid morning (D Eva)

St Levan: 1 White Stork,1 Firecrest (B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Nanquidno: 1 Red-Breasted Flycatcher (B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Cawsand: Dusky Warbler with the Tit flock at the end of the valley by entrance to Cawsand Village. Also Firecrest. (D Clegg)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Pink-footed Goose with c400 Canada Goose early am only, 5 Tufted Duck, c30 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, c20 Golden Plover, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Firecrest (R Veal) Additionally 15 Little Egret, 7 Greenshank, 29 Bar-tailed Godwit , 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Plover , 1 Sandwich Tern ,1 Kingfisher (B Bosisto P Roseveare) 1 Osprey reported early afternoon over Carnsew Basin.

Pink-footed Geese – D Parker

Osprey – M Webb

Copperhouse: 1 Osprey, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Pink-footed Goose (presumed same as on the main estuary earlier). (B Mellow)

Lizard Point: 1 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Merlin, 9 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Manx Shearwater, 1 Pink-footed Goose (later landed in Housel Bay pond). (I Maclean)

Bass Point: 1 Brambling over

Treen: 1 Snow Bunting reported by Logan Rock

Pentire Point: 1 Snow Bunting reported

Cot Valley: 1 Snow Bunting on track to Cape Cornwall. (P St Pierre)

Treverven: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (J Ryan)

Newlyn: 2w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliot)

Mousehole: 2 1w Yellow-legged Gull on St Clements Isle. (M Elliott)

Sennen: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (1 adult, 1 2nd winter), 1 Grey Phalarope, 4 Sandwich Tern, 5 Chough ( B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Nanjizal: Marsh Tit, 1 Firecrest, 7 Chiffchaff and 13 Goldcrest ringed at the private ringing site. Please keep to public rights of way. (J Ryan, N Ward)

Trevean: 1 Merlin over (M Wallace)

St Ives Harbour: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (R Holder)

Pale-bellied Brent Goose – R Holder

Mousehole: 3 Balearic Shearwater and a Black-throated Diver past in the morning.

Rame Head: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in trees near the electricity substation. Also Firecrest and Ring Ouzel.

Downderry: most birds were moving east early this morning, 0800-0845, including a Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua and 41 Kittiwake. Meanwhile, a Great Northern Diver, a Red-throated Diver and a Common Scoter flew west. (Alan Payne)

Windmill Farm: 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 46 Meadow Pipit, 3 Raven, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Pheasant. (S Grose)

Helston Boating Lake: 3 Mute Swan, 24 Tufted Duck, 1 f Shoveler, 7 Coot, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Muscovey, 1 Call Duck, 1 escaped Ferruginous Duck, 17 Moorhen, 53 Mallard, 65 Black-headed Gull, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

St Dennis: 2 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest . 2 Greens . 1 Song Thrush (P Ash)

Firecrest – P Ash

Colliford and Dozmary Pool: 117 Canada Goose, 6 Cormorant, 5 Mallard,19 Tufted Duck, 489 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 8 Black-headed Gull, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 49 Carrion Crow, 24 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 620 Starling, 2 Wheatear, 16 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, 67 Linnet, 22 Meadow Pipit and 1 Dunnock. (DA Conway)

Ruan Lanihorne Quay: 1 Osprey 1 Barn Owl, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Little Egret, 40+ Curlew, 400+ Canada Goose, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron. (David Hall)

Pentewan Beach, Mevagissey: 1 Arctic Tern on the beach (Tessa Bell)

Arctic Tern – Tessa Bell

Hendersick, Looe: 2 Peregrine flying East along cliffs (A Thom)

Hannafore, Looe: 3 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 12 Oystercatcher, 6 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail (N Wills)

Crantock, West Pentire: 1 Yellowhammer, 65 Meadow Pipit, 80+ Linnet, 50+ Rook. (S Grose)

Treveal: 1 Firecrest, 7 Goldcrest, 3 Blackcap, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Chough. (S Rowe)


Thursday 10th October 2019

Late News 9/10, Lands End: 1 White-throated Sparrow on a cruise ship off Land’s End in the evening. (G Trew)

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-eyed Vireo still in sallows by car park and in the Doctor’s garden during the afternooon; also probable Siberian Lesser Whitethroat 2 Spotted Flycatcher and 11 Chough present. (G Lawlor)

Lizard: 1 Nightingale species seen again briefly this morning at Housel Pond (T Blunden)

Nanquidno: Red-breasted Flycatcher in the valley until 9 am. (I Hayes)

Porthleven: Great White Egret flew north 

St Levan: White Stork still present in clifftop fields.

Polgigga: 1 Wryneck in the lane west of Faraway Cottage ( M Wallace)

Devoran: 1 Osprey still at Restronguet Point (J Chapple)

Hayle Estuary: 1000-1130hrs 1 Osprey (over Carnsew Pool then back in Copperhouse Creek direction), 1 Peregrine, 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 1 Wheatear, 10 Greylag Goose (S Van Hear) Carnsew Basin: 1 Osprey (caught fish), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Plover, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger) Hayle North Quay: 3 Sandwich Tern 1 imm with crustacean, 1 Kingfisher hovering, 1 Red-breasted Merganser. (J Evans).

Trewoon, St. Austell: Yellow-browed Warbler flitting around in sycamore in private garden. (I Toogood-Johnson)

Chapel Porth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest, in the valley with tit flock this morning. (D Curtis)

Rock, Porthilly Farm: 1 Cattle Egret, 5 Little Egret, 12 Mediterranean Gull, 95 Black headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black- backed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull all feeding among cattle in field next to sewage treatment works. (S Grose)

Charlestown: 1 Green Woodpecker ( D Hastilow )

Bude Marshes: 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Cormorant, 29 Black-headed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 31 Canada Geese, 4 Grey Heron, 32 Mallard, 12 Moorhen, 2 Magpie, 6 Crow, 44 Goldfinch, 5 Jackdaw, 23 Rook, 2 House Sparrow, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Jay, 1f Pheasant, 1 Buzzard, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1m Reed Bunting, 1 Raven, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (R Mudge)

Trevescan to Porthgwarra circular walk:  1 Sparrowhawk, 20 Chough incl flock of 13, 4 Raven, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Red Deer, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock (J Evans)

Rame Church to Penlee NR: 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 12 Goldcrest, 45 + Skylark, 10 + Meadow Pipit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Merlin, 1 female Vagrant Emperor dragonfly. (K Pellow)

Penlee Point & Cawsand Bay: 200+ Kittewake, 35 + Mediterranean Gull, 12+ Sandwich Tern and 2 dark phase Arctic Skua, 2 male Common Scoter – west. (K Pellow)

St Clement’s Isle, Mousehole: 3+ Yellow-legged Gull (2+ 1stw, 2nd w), Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel. (M Elliott)

Penzance: 1 Great Northern Diver off Eastern Green. (P St Pierre)

Penberth valley: Singing chiffchaff. (K Dalziel)

Feock: 2 Firecrests opposite Ferris’ garage. (K Dalziel)


Wednesday 9th October 2019

Late photo, 8/10, Porthgwarra: Red-eyed Vireo. (M Ahmad)

Red-eyed Vireo, Mashuq Ahmad

Late News, 08/10, St. Ives Island (16:00-16:50):1 Brent Goose, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 69 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 1 Snow Bunting. (P Nason)

Newquay: 7.40 – 9.40 am 1 juvenile Sabine’s Gull, 41 Balearic Shearwater,1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 16 Common Scoter. (B Bosisto)

Nanquidno: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher opposite the new build house this morning. (D Walbridge) Still present but very elusive at c14:40. (L Proctor)

Lizard: 1 Nightingale sp briefly at Housel Bay pond briefly, not relocated since. (T Blunden)

Morvah: 1 Pink-footed Goose in field opposite turn for schoolhouse

Cape Cornwall: 17 Grey Phalarope including 4 lingering on the sea; also 3 Balearic Shearwaters

Stithians Reservoir: 10 Lapwing, 5 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Redshank over. (D Chaney)

Colliford Lake: 1 dark morph Arctic skua viewed from west bank (J Rance, B Bosisto)

Arctic Skua, J Rance

Godrevy: Pair of Chough near seal viewing platform and later at bottom path near grass car park. (A Myers)

St Austell, White River: 2 Dipper. (Mark Jones)

Lower Tamar Lake: 8 Willow Tits, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Jay, 9 Coal Tit, 1 Cormorant (R Mudge)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 10 Mute Swan, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 250 Canada Goose, 11 Mallard, 22 Wigeon, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 50 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 5 Lapwing, 23 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 75 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 75 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 250 Black-headed Gull, 16 Mediterranean Gull, 175 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Wood Pigeon, 1 House Martin, 21 Swallow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 9 Rook, 90 Carrion Crow, 2 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Red Admiral, 4 Speckled Wood (M Scawen et al.)

Devoran: 1 Osprey sheltering in the little creek opposite Devoran Quay around 16.45. (D Carrier)

Pendeen Seawatch (3.50 – 4.50pm): 7 Great Skuas, 6 Arctic Skuas, 4 Balearic Shearwaters & 1 s/p Great Northern Diver. (J Hawkey)

Towan Head: 1 Grey Phalarope, 2 Arctic Tern, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 13 Manx Shearwater late pm. (S Rowe)

Wadebridge: 11 Mediterranean Gull feeding with Black-headed Gulls in stubble field west of halfway house pub, also 19 Red-legged Partridge in same field. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (M Halliday)

Curlew Sandpiper, Mark Halliday

St Eval: 2 Tawny Owl, several Redwing heard. (S Grose)


Tuesday 8th October 2019

Late News, 07/10, Gannel Estuary: 2 Grey Plover, 3 Dunlin, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank,  3 Wigeon (M Lammas)

Porthgwarra: Red-eyed Vireo still present up to 10:30 at least. Also 2 Firecrest, Pied Flycatcher and 2 Spotted Flycatcher’s. (G Lawlor et al) Also 50+ Grey Phalarope off the cafe but very distant. (M Warren)

Red-eyed Vireo – Duncan Walbridge

Lizard: 2 Sabine’s Gull, 24 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Manx Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua,1 Great Skua, 70 Kittiwake, 88 Gannet, 8 Guillemot, 45 Razorbill, 1 Fulmar. (T Blunden)

Rock Beach: 1 Sanderling, 1 Skylark, 31 Meadow Pipit, 11 Mediterranean Gull feeding with black headed gulls behind the sand dredger. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 16 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Grey Plover, 8 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 64 Curlew, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 17 Little Egret, 7 Sandwich Tern and 20+ Mediterranean Gulls. (P Freestone) 1 (female) Red-breasted Merganser (J Hicks, J Bowen),1 Osprey , 6 Carrion Crow (mobbing Osprey) . (K. Bowers)

Red-breasted Merganser, J Bowen

Osprey, K Bowers

Hayle Estuary; Ryans Field: 1 Pink-footed Goose,1 Peregrine Falcon (C Richards)

Land’s End: Yellow-browed Warbler at Treeve Moor House. (M Elliott)

Rose Valley: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (M Warren)

Pendeen Watch: 15 Balearic Shearwater, “a few” Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua in an hour from the lower car park. (M Warren). (4.30pm – 5pm) 2 Great Skuas,1 Arctic Skua (dk/ph),5 Grey Phalaropes, 4 Balearic Shearwaters;
1 Manx Shearwater & Kittiwakes trickling through (J Hawkey)

Towan Head (17:15-18:15): 1 Storm Petrel, 12 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Manx Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 1 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe)

Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only): 24 Cattle Egret, Mandarin, Ruff, Peregrine. (B Mellow)

Penberth: 1 Firecrest and 1 Blackcap at seaward end. (B Hibbert, S Broyd)

Nanquidno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by the parking area. (D Walbridge)

West Looe River: 2 Kingfisher, 3 Buzzard, 6 Little Egret, 1 Grey Wigtail, 7 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Roe Deer. (C Hooper)

Grey Wagtail, C Hooper

Kings Mill HT:12 Greenshank, 59 Redshank, 10 Dunlin, 37 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Shelduck, 4 Mute Swan, 5 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 47 Curlew, 47 Canada Goose, 1 Snipe, 1 Common sandpiper, c.190 Black-headed Gull, 4f Wigeon and 1 adult Mediterranean Gull (P Kemp)

Dobwalls: 5 Swallow over the village and male Sparrowhawk hunting in our garden (C&J Duffy)

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