Monday 5th November 2018

Late news, 4/11, Padstow: A single Osprey fishing in the Camel Estuary by Padstow. (R. Bullman)

Land’s End: Short-eared Owl at Trinity Loop. (P Taylor)

Sancreed: Short-eared Owl over village mobbed by corvids and Barn Owl, 8 Snipe, 20 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat at Caer Bran. (D Flumm)

Short-eared Owl – Dave Flumm

Short-eared Owl – Dave Flumm

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler at Grey Gables. (M Elliott)

Porthcurno: Yellow-browed Warbler still. (M Elliott)

Penzance: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff with Tit and Finch flock along Creeping Lane footpath between Lidden Road and Newlyn. (T Mills)

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler still in 60′ Cover and Jack Snipe at Raftra Pool. (M Wallace)

Polgigga: Firecrest along Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Newquay: Snow Bunting still at S Fistral behind toilets in corner of golf course this morning. (M Lammas)

Liskeard: Cattle Egret flew north over Old Road at 10:10. (D Julian)

Porthilly Farm: 10 Cattle Egret in field with cattle behind caravan park. (S Grose)

Rock Beach: 21 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

FalmouthSpoonbill flying low over the beacon, Falmouth towards Penryn at 16:30. (T Hammon)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill still on Ryan’s Field. (D Cains)

Boscregan: c640 Chaffinches migrating south this morning (09:30-11:00) with most joining those already on the ground but some carrying on. Also 1 Brambling, 10 Golden Plover south and a Merlin chasing the Chaffinches. (N Wheatley)

Bude Marshes: I Water Rail, 1 Grey Heron, 80+ Mallard, 1 female Wigeon, 2 Cormorants, 4 Moorhens, 2 Blue Tits, 1 Blackbird, 2 Mute Swans. (H Kendall)

Torpoint: Pair of Red-breasted Mergansers on St John’s Lake. (S Eddy)

Portheleven: 1 Tree (or Olive-backed) Pipit flew over Shrubberies Estate at 08:50. (I Maclean)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Gadwall, 4 Wigeon, 9 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck, 137 Canada Geese, 3 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

St Gothian Sands NR: Stonechat,  32 Moorhen, 10 Coot (highest count I’ve ever had on the reserve), 1 Curlew, 28 Tufted Duck, 2 Wigeon, 18+ Teal, 5 Black-headed Gull, 1 2w Med Gull, 1 2w Common Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gulls, 5 Little Grebes, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 381 Herring Gull, 1 Cormorant, 2 Kestrel, 6+ Carrion Crow, 25 Jackdaw, 1 Raven, 6+ Dunnock, 8 Meadow Pipits, 2 Pied Wagtails, 6 Mallard, 4 Snipe, 1 Water Rail, 6+ Blackbirds, 2 Fieldfare and a Great Northern Diver flew very high west over the main pool. (P Freestone)

North Cliffs/The Knavocks: Short-eared Owl, Peregrine, 4 Meadow Pipits, 4 Stonechat, 2 Raven, 2 Great Northern Diver flew over, male Dartford Warbler, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Robins, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit. (P Freestone)

Polbathic Creek: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Mute Swan and 1 Bank Vole, all regulars. (A Blonden)

Newquay: Leucistic Starling in Tower Road car park. (R Nicholls, R Castillo-Nicholls)

Leucistic Starling – Rowena Castillo Nicholls

Leucistic Starling – Rowena Castillo Nicholls

Tresllian: 1 Tawny Owl calling in Pencalinick Woods. (M Jones)

Camel Estuary: 2 Whooper Swan, 26 Mute Swan at the Burniere Hide. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 7 Purple Sandpiper, 11 Oystercatcher, 30 Turnstone. (S Rowe)

Pendeen: 1 Barn Owl quartering the hedgerows of Manor Farm at 16:10 before perching on the wall of the farm lane. (J Hawkey)

Bodmin: Heavily berried Holly trees in a Bodmin garden being stripped by redwings and local and immigrant Blackbirds. (R Preston-Mafham)

Hannafore, Looe: 1 Great Northern Diver, 14 Turnstone, Rock Pipit, 1m Stonechat. (C&J Duffy)

Millpool, Looe: 3 Little Grebe in Millpool boating lake. (C&J Duffy)

East and West Looe Rivers: Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 5 Shag, Oystercatchers, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Mute Swans. (C&J Duffy)

Levant Head: 1 Peregrine next to the mineworkings. (M and P Holt)


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