Recent sightings

Cornish Choughs: The Society is now maintaining the dedicated Chough sightings database for Cornwall, adding to the many thousands of records received from birders and members of the public since 2001. Please send your sightings to including, date, place, 6 fig grid ref if possible, and notes on any colour rings observed.

Davidstow: We have been asked to re-emphasise that cars should not go onto the active runways. More information and map showing the active runways here – Davidstow Airfield 

2019 AGM Report and Talk: A report of the Society AGM and Keith Cowieson’s excellent illustrated talk ‘From the Falklands to the Arctic’ can be found in the Events Report section on the website Here

*Walk this Sunday*: October 20th, 9.00am at Drift Reservoir for passage migrants with Roger Hooper. See the Calendar for more details.

October 2019 News: previous news and news stories from this and earlier months can be found Here

 The Birdwatchers Code  The Nature Photographers Code  Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981  Schedule 1 Birds

Saturday 19th October 2019

Late photos 18/10, Cot: Subalpine Warbler sp. (M Walford)

Subalpine Warbler – Marek Walford

Subalpine Warbler – Marek Walford

Subalpine Warbler – Marek Walford

Subalpine Warbler – Marek Walford

Subalpine Warbler – Marek Walford

Crowlas vismig (0745-0815): 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Siskin, 16 Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Skylark, c70 Golden Plover, c120 Wood Pigeon. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers in car park copse, also 2 Firecrest and a Woodlark. (C Urquhart, T Phelps, L Thomson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Pink-footed Geese in with the Canada Goose flock. (S Murphy) 1w Little Gull from the causeway. (T MacGowan) Also Osprey at 09:30 over the garden centre. (R Veal) 1f Kingfisher, 10 Lapwing, 8 Redshank on Ryan’s Field. (M Webb)

Kingfisher – Martin Webb

Pendeen Watch: 08:00-13:00: 1 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua (ad + juv), 3 Great Skua, 11 Arctic Skua, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, 2 Grey Phalarope, 1 Turnstone, Red- throated Diver, 7 Common Scoter c2000 Kittiwake, 6 Med Gull, c4000 Auks mainly Razorbill, 11 Chough, 2 Raven. (J MaCallum-Stewart) 16:30 – 17:30 29 Common Scoter (groups of 5, 9, 4 & 11) and 4 Sandwich Terns. (J Hawkey)

St Agnes Head 08:00 to 10:00: 1 juv Pomarine Skua, 4 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1728 Kittiwake, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Common Scoter, 2 Cormorant, 2 Mallard. (P Roseveare)

Porthgwarra: Quail south of Roskestal Farm in 3rd field south of Porthloe House. (M Wallace) Also released White Stork over Gwennap. (J & J Elvin)

White Stork – John Elvin

Polgigga: Yellow-browed Warbler at the duckpond. (M Wallace)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler in the donkey paddocks. (per M Ahmad)

Drift Reservoir: Cattle Egret again.

Marazion: Great Northern Diver, 30 Carrion Crow and 4 Redwing over. (P Fraser)

St Michael’s Mount: 50 Oystercatcher feeding and roosting at 08:00. (P Fraser)

Penzance: Adult Red-throated Diver still in the harbour and 18 Turnstone by car park, also drake Eider just offshore plus 32 Turnstone, 18 Ringed Plover, 4 Sanderling, 1 Rock Pipit at Jubilee Pool. (R Menari, R Treeby, DK Parker, M Webb)

Red-throated Diver – Dave Parker

Red-throated Diver – Dave Parker


Red-throated Diver – John Chapple

Mousehole: Yellow-browed Warbler west of village at Porthenys House where the coast path leaves the road, 3+ Firecrest between Mousehole and Newlyn. (M Elliott)

Newlyn: 2w Yellow-legged Gull  on the fish quay. (M Elliott)

College Reservoir: 6 Shoveler, 6 Wigeon, 84 Coot, 23 Moorhen, 2 Tufted Duck, (D Eva)

Whitecross area, Newquay: 60-80 Golden Plover flying overhead ( present all week), 6 Skylark, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Stonechat, 2 Dunnock, 8 Meadow Pipit, 5 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Wren, 5 Goldfinch, 8 Chaffinch, 6 House Sparrow, 5 Robin, 8 Blackbird, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard and 3 Raven. Also 3 Roe Deer plus  6 Red Admiral, 3 Painted Lady and 3 Large White butterflies. (D and S Thomas)

Windmill Farm: 2 Roe Deer, 12 Bullfinch (mostly male), 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Raven, 6 Stonechat. 1 Kestrel, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Swallow, 6 Skylark, 10 Redwing over, 18 Golden Plover. (J Evans)

Crugmeer / Hawkers Cove: 8 Raven, 5 Roe Deer, 68 Meadow Pipit, 41 Linnet, 3 Skylark, 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver just offshore, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Oystercatcher, 9 Turnstone, 1 f Sparrowhawk, 8 Stonechat, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Merlin, 89 Rook, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Song Thrush, 200+ Wood Pigeon. (S Grose)

Padstow, Trethillick Farm: 21 Mediterranean Gull following the plough, 250+ Golden Plover nr Trevisker Garden Centre. (S Grose)

Berah Tor: 50+ Golden Plover. ( A Parker )

Cubert Common to Porth Joke: 1 Merlin, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 1 male Blackcap, 12 Long Tailed Tits, 5 Goldcrest, 15 Chaffinch, 6 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 25 Linnet, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 17 Meadow Pipit, 7 Skylark. (C Mason)

Lizard Point: 1 Lesser Repoll, 15 Sisken over. (I Maclean) Also 2 Yellow-browed Warblers reported.

Church Cove: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Pied Flycatcher. (I Maclean)

St Newlyn East Downs: 7 Snipe, 74 Golden Plover overhead, 1 Merlin, 89 Meadow Pipit, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Kestrel, 1 Grey Heron standing in the middle of the moor. (S Grose)

Kynance Gate: Merlin and adult male Ring Ouzel. (S Croft)

Soapy Cove/Predannack: 8 Chough, 1 Peregrine. (M Nattrass)

Friday 18th October 2019

Late news, 17/10, St Ives: Brent Goose in the harbour, 4 Mediterranean Gulls flew into bay past the island at 12.30. (C Richards)

Cot Valley: Subalpine Warbler on the right of the tarmac track to Hendra on the top of the bracken slope SW3633 3048. Still present late morning at least but elusive. (P Roseveare et al.) Lesser whitethroat top off the valley. (S Turner)

Subalpine Warbler – Nick Truby

Subalpine Warbler – Nick Truby

Subalpine Warbler – Nick Truby

Subalpine Warbler – Nick Truby

Lizard Point (07:45-09:30): 2 CY 1 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Manx Shearwater. (I Maclean)

Long Rock: Great White Egret on Long Rock beach flying towards Penzance at 13:15. (K.Robinson)

Constantine: 4 Cattle Egret at Polwaltha Farm.

Drift Reservoir: 2 Cattle Egret, plus Yellow -browed Warbler in wood below car park.

Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 22 Coot, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Penzance: Ad Red-throated Diver still in the harbour and Sanderling with the many Turnstone and Ringed Plover on Battery Rocks. (L Proctor, M Ahmad, C Richards)

Red-throated Diver – Linton Proctor

Red-throated Diver – Linton Proctor

Red-throated Diver – Mashuq Ahmad

Carbis Bay: Great Northern Diver. (J&T Holter)

Newlyn: Sum plum Great Northern diver off Sandy Cove. (R Menari)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, 8 Curlew, 2 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Porthcuno: Willow Warbler. (S Turner)

Penlee Point 12:00 – 15:30: 1 dark phase Arctic Skua , 2 Sandwich Tern , 1 Common Scoter. (K Pellow)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Osprey again. (N Duggan)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Grey Phalarope south at 11:25, also 1 Balearic Shearwater, Gannets moving south at a rate of c750/hour. (D Chown)

Thursday 17th October 2019

Late news, 16/10, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Pink-footed Geese again. (MJ Spicer)

Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only): 1 Pink-footed Goose,1 drake Mandarin, 1 drake Pintail , 1 drake Green-Winged Teal, 1 Dunlin, 27 Cattle Egrets.  (B Bosisto)

Cot Valley: Subalpine Warbler on the right of the tarmac track to Hendra on the top of the bracken slope SW3633 3048. Also 1 Merlin. (N Truby)

Merlin – Nick Truby

Sennen Cove: Icterine Warbler reported behind the toilet block briefly with tit flock.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey showing well, 4 Pink-footed Geese again dropped in at dusk, also 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Lapwing. (M Ahmad, R Veal)

Osprey – Mashuq Ahmad

Osprey – Mashuq Ahmad

Trevose Head: Hooded Crow again in headland  field above Boobies Bay, 24 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Siskin, 2 Redwing, 36 Meadow Pipit, 18 Skylark, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Trevilley Farm: 13 Cattle Egrets. (L Thomson)

Mousehole: 3 Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Cattle Egret. (M Elliott)

Wadebridge: 8 Cattle Egret over Trewornan Farm towards the estuary. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: 2 Yellow-bowed Warblers (car park and Middle copse), 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Chough & 2 Jays, plus released White Stork circling over Roskestal Farm. (DK Parker)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler by fork in track opposite the main mine workings.

Nanjizal: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler (2 new, 1 retrap), 23 Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff and 13 Goldcrest. (N Ward)

Lizard Point (0730-0915): 1 Sooty Shearwater (East at 08:45), 8 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sandwich Tern, 41 Kittiwake, 61 auk sp, 7 Chough & 200+ Gannet. (C Ellis)

Upton Towans: Male Ring Ouzel seen 3 times this morning. (M Broadbent)

Hannafore, Looe: 6 Mediterranean Gulls, 11 Eider (7m, 4f), 2 very decomposed dolphin/porpoise (one marked as recorded, but not on beach yesterday and tag very worn). (P Sharp)

Newlyn Harbour: Eider duck seeing off seagull having caught a crab. (A Witheywood)

Eider – Andrew Witheywood

Crows-an-Wra: Green Sandpiper flushed from puddle on track to Tredinney Farm. (N Truby)

Camel Estuary: 10 Dunlin, 2 Grey Plover, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper. (B Bosisto)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Green Sandpiper , 1 Kingfisher (B Bosisto)

Porthilly Point: 101 Mediterranean Gull on mussel crates at 08.30am, also 1 Kingfisher, 4 Curlew, 29 Turnstone, 112 Oystercatcher in one flock on shoreline. (S Grose)

Wacker Quay: Colour-ringed Shelduck was from a scheme in Seaton Devon. It would be helpful if someone could read the ring, to get further information. (J Rance)

Penzance: Adult Red-throated Diver in the harbour and Great Northern Diver offshore. (M Elliott)

Red-throated Diver – Alex McKechnie

St Ives: 2 Choughs on Buttermilk Hill. (J Hawkey)

Lower Tamar Lake: 8 Willow Tit, 3 Marsh Tit, 17 Coal Tit, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Nuthatch, 1f Tufted Duck, 3 Mute Swan, 2 Wren, 12 Blue Tit, 2 Grey Wagtail. (R Mudge)

Kynance Cove: 3 Ring Ouzel. (N Truby)

Ring Ouzel – Nick Truby


West Looe river: c 200 Canada Goose, 3 Barnacle Goose, 1 Hybrid Goose, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 14 Oystercatcher, 3 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 22 Black-headed Gull, 42 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 20 Mallard. (D Spooner)

Carnanton Woods: 10 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Dipper, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Grey Wagtail. (L Payne)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Grey Phalarope. (D Underwood)

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Late news, 15/10, Looe Island: 1 Blackbird, 2 Blackcap, 36 Black-headed Gull, 57 Carrion Crow, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Cormorant, 1 Curlew, 2 Dunnock, 2 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 10 Goldfinch, 104 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 32 Herring Gull, 15 Little Egret, 4 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Pheasant, 6 Robin, 8 Rock Pipit, 5 Shag, 2 Stonechat, 1 Water Rail, 2 Whimbrel, 6 Woodpigeon, 5 Wren, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Spooner)

Marazion: Grey Phalarope feeding c10m off the beach near the sand dunes at c08:30. (R Veal) Moulting juvenile White-rumped Sandpiper feeding in the cut off channel of Red River at c09:55 and still present at 15:10 despite the dogs and holiday makers. ( M Ahmad et al.)

White-rumped Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

White-rumped Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

White-rumped Sandpiper – Nick Truby

White-rumped Sandpiper – John Chapple

Porthgwarra: Red-breasted Flycatcher in NW corner of 60ft Cover and Yellow-browed Warbler in the car park sallows, also 2 Firecrest, 3 Wheatear, 6 Siskin & Hummingbird Hawkmoth in the area. (M Wallace)

Lizard: Barred Warbler still present between the pump station and the camp site. (M Pass) Pied Flycatcher in the village.

Nanjizal: Olive-backed Pipit in and over the valley. Also Ring Ouzel, Woodlark, 8 Siskin over plus 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Water Rail. 71 birds ringed, mostly Meadow Pipit but 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest and a late Common Whitethroat. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Penzance: Red-throated Diver in the marina at mid day. (L Proctor) Also 81 Turnstone, 27 Ringed Plover at Jubilee Pool. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Kynance Cove: Red-backed Shrike again on footpath ESE of Soapy Cove. (J Cook)

Porthcurno: Yellow-browed Warbler south of the car park, just east of the “beach cafe” also 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Firecrest. (D Chowns)

Zennor: Yellow-browed Warbler opposite the Tinners Arms at 17:30.

Penlee NR: Yellow-browed Warbler with tit flock also 5 Chiffchaff , 7 Goldcrest, 2 Stonechat. (K Pellow)

Rame Head – Polhawn – Penlee: 12 Chiffchaff , 2 Blackcap , 8 Goldcrest ,25 Stonechat , 35+ Skylark , 20+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear , 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (K Pellow) Woodlark over. (C Buckland)

Pentewan: Arctic Tern on the beach.

Perranporth: Little Gull flew over the beach at 13:56.

Treraven Meadows: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Bar headed Goose with Canada Geese, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 13 Lapwing, 1 Dipper flew over wires onto main river. (S Grose)

Kings Mill Lake: 23 Greenshank, 38 Redshank, 46 Curlew, 46 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 35 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 310 Black-headed Gull, with c.1500 on Tamar, c.80 Herring Gull, and 2 Great Black-backed Gull, on a receding tide. (P Kemp)

St. Ives Island (10:55-12:00): 1 Brent Goose (Harbour), 14 Common Scoter, 248 Razorbill, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 104 Kittiwake, 25 Gannet, 1 Little Gull (1st Winter) within Kittiwake flock off northeast of Porthmeor Beach. (P Nason)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey still present today. (A McKechnie)

Osprey Alex Mckechnie

Kenidjack valley: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler.(P Clarke)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 15 Mute swan, 35 Canada Geese, 11 Mallard, 11 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 15 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 60 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, c.200 Golden Plover, 14 Lapwing, 9 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 55 Curlew, 220 Black-headed Gull, 13 Mediterranean Gull, 150 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 16 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 95 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 7 House Sparrow, 2 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood. (M Scawen et al.)

St Levan: White Stork (released individual) flew east over St Levan church at 2pm then circled high over Porthcurno and lost to view drifting east. (M McKee)

Newquay: 4 Tawny Owl heard between Trenance gardens and Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

St Agnes: 2 Choughs at Wheal Coates. (J Cornelius)

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Lizard, Field by Bottlebank: 1 White-rumped Sandpiper with Ringed Plover briefly but flushed by Merlin and flew high east 12:45pm (M Pass, J St Ledger)

Lizard Point: 1 Marsh Harrier flew straight south out to sea at 08:45. (M Pass) 2 Raven, 4 Stonechat, 2 Linnet, 1 Robin 12:25 – 12:45. (M Webb)

Caerthillian Valley: Red-breasted Flycatcher first thing at top of valley and showing very well. Also Yellow-browed Warbler in the area. Merlin over (C Ellis, M Adkins et al).1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 26 Linnet, 3 Stonechat,
12 Meadow Pipit 10:00 – 11:30. (M Webb)

Red-breasted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

Red-breasted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

Church Cove; Lizard: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (J Witheywood, N Truby)

Yellow-browed Warbler, Nick Truby

St Agnes Head: 1 juvenile Long-tailed Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Little Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater,  14 Common Scoter, 1 Curlew, 0745 – 0945. Also 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Merlin, 1 Siskin, 10 Skylark, 44 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, c150 Linnet. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Kynance Cove: 1 Red-backed Shrike reported

Chapel Porth: 2 Firecrest, 16 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 26 Long-tailed Tit. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

West Pentire: 1 Snow Bunting still present this afternoon.

Trethewey: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (K Wilson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB (07:50-12:30): 1 Osprey at Carnsew Pool (08:59 – 09:27, 11:05-11:10), 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Grey Plover, 68 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank, 48 Redshank, 2 Knot, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 73 Curlew, 18 Lapwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 268 Wigeon, 1 redhead Red-breasted Merganser (Carnsew), 4 Med Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wheatear. (P Nason) 90 Mediterranean Gull.One had a bright red ring (right leg) with the inscription ‘HDR4’ and another had a bright yellow ring on the left leg, inscribed ‘2X3N’ (R Butts)

Copperhouse Creek: 4 Pink-footed Goose,1 Greylag Goose, circa 360 Canada Goose, 8 Mediterranean Gull,
3 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Butts J Hawkey M Webb)

Pink-Footed Geese, Martin Webb

Stithians Reservoir: 33 Teal, 34 Mallard, 1m Gadwall, 2 Canada Goose, 90 Black-headed Gull, 12+ Mediterranean Gull (4 ad, 4 2ndw, 4 1stw), 105 Herring Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 26 Cormorant, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 23 Little Grebe, 6 Lapwing, 10 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 50+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Stonechat, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Skylark, 2 Raven, 2 hybrid Mallard, 1 farmyard Aylesbury type duck (D Chaney)

Porthilly Point: 87 Mediterranean Gull on mussel crates, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 1 Lapwing, 54 Turnstone, 102 Oystercatcher, 1 Shelduck, 43 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Porthilly Beach: 1 Greenshank, 11 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 27 Cattle Egret, 2 Ruff, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Greenshank, 129 Redshank, 5 Dunlin and 1 Snipe. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Stepper Point: 1 Snow Bunting (J Braiden)

Rame: 2 Wheatear, 30 Skylark and 1 Yellowhammer in fields along Military Rd (M Beer)

Towan Headland, Newquay: 2 Chough (C Stephenson)

Porth Joke: 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, c 100 Woodpigeon ( P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Porthgwarra: 2 Firecrest (M Ferris) 1 White Stork (presumed released juvenile with ring and satellite tag flew over)

Sennen Cove: 1 Whimbrel (M Ferris)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Red-throated Diver (M Ferris)

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Monday 14th October 2019

Late news, 6/10, Maenporth: The colour ringed Mediterranean Gull (3JRD) recently reported at Millbrook was resting in Bream cove near Maenporth. (M Adkins)

Caerthillian: Barred Warbler still in Caerthillian Valley. First in brambles south of pond. Then flew to vegetation around pond. Merlin also in the area. (C Ellis) 1 Booted Warbler (in scrub top of valley. View across from end of top footpath from village)  1 Red-breasted Flycatcher, 1 Yellow Browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 1 Barred Warbler (pond below pump station). ( M Pass )

Barred Warbler – John St Ledger

Church Cove: Red-breasted Flycatcher and Pied Flycatcher in the churchyard also Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Firecrest. (M Pass)

Lizard: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Puffin 07:45 – 08:15. 1448 Meadow Pipit, 44 Pied Wagtail, 4 Grey Wagtail, 272 Linnet, 43 Chaffinch, 28 Siskin, 47 Goldfinch, 13 Greenfinch, 12 Skylark, 1 Woodlark, 3 Swallow, 2 Peregrine, 1 Hobby, 7 Chough, 1 Wheatear, 1 Little Egret, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest 08:15 – 13:00. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Stithians Reservoir: 15 Cormorant (including orange ringed TBY), 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Wigeon, 3 Mediterranean Gull (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey over Copperhouse at 08:56 then flew towards Carnsew and again at 11:40, also 8 Bar-tailed Godwit and 4 Dunlin. Juv Little Gull from the causeway at 11:10. (L Proctor) Osprey 15:45 and again 16:25 carrying a fish. Spotted Redshank, 8 Greenshank, 3 Grey Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, 20+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Lapwing, 18 Dunlin, 53 Curlew, 11 Sandwich Tern, 48 Mediterranean Gull, Red-breasted Merganser Carnsew Pool. (T Humpage) 4 Pink-footed Goose reported again, flying over at dusk. (R Veal)

Pendeen: Probable Melodious Warbler at the Count House briefly mid morning. (P Combridge) Willow Warbler at Count House 13:30-14:00. (N Truby)

Willow Warbler – Nick Truby

Cot Valley: 1 Redstart. (P Fraser) 2 Firecrest  seen at 11:30 near Bosorne. (D Helliar) 1 Firecrest. (J MacCallum-Stewart)

Nanquidno to Cot Valley along coastal path: 1 Ring Ouzel, c10 Blackbird, Song Thrush, c200 Meadow Pipit flew south, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker flew in off sea, 7 Chough, 3 Raven. (J MacCallum-Stewart)

Lanner: Small flow of Redwing, 30+ and up to 2 Firecrest. (S Turner)

Trevervan: Yellow-browed Warbler again. (J Ryan)

Penberth: 2 Firecrest at 12:30. (N Truby)

Penzance: Assumed escaped Ring-necked Parakeet in Pendarves Road, (M Elliott)

Hustyns Wood: 4 Crossbill (L Payne)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: 1 Spoonbill (R Brown)

Spoonbill – Rosie Brown

Rame: Firecrest, Willow Warbler, 6 Redwing, 10 Siskin & a handful of Chiffchaff, Goldcrest & Blackcap. (P Aley) 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff at the church. (C Buckland)

Kingsands: 1 Firecrest, 9 Blackcap,1 Chiffchaff,1 Sparrowhawk. (C Buckland)

Millbrook: 1 Grey Heron 1 Little Egret, 30 Mediterranean Gull,1 Greenshank, 40 Redshank. (C Buckland)

Woon Gumpus: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear and 25 Golden Plover. (P Clement)

Maenporth: 65 Mediterranean Gull on rocks this morning including one with yellow colour ring (unable to read number). (M Adkins)

Gannel Estuary: 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 143 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Raven over, 11 Goldcrest, 12 Meadow Pipit.(S Grose)

Marazion: 500+ Starlings starting to congregate pre roost on the marsh. (DK Parker)

Penpol Creek: 8 Little Egret at roost, 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)


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)