Thursday 14th November 2019

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. (P Espin, D Flumm, J Waldon) Still present at 16:00 when it landed in the bed and breakfast garden where their cat missed it by inches. (S Windle) View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field.

Paddyfield Pipit – D Flumm

Paddyfield Pipit – D Flumm

Paddyfield Pipit – D Flumm

Paddyfield Pipit – Stevan Windle

Paddyfield Pipit – Stevan Windle

Paddyfield Pipit – Stevan Windle

Trethewey: Dusky Warbler in a private garden. (K Wilson)

Cot Valley: Pallas’s Warbler still present in same place around Daisy Cottage for ten minutes around 09:30. (N Wheatley)

Wacker Quay: Green-winged Teal reported again this afternoon.

Penzance Cemetery: 1 Brambling. (P St Pierre)

Jubilee Pool rocks: 6 Purple Sandpiper. (P St Pierre)

Penzance Harbour: 1 adult Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre)

Mounts Bay from bus station: 2 Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre)

Wadebridge: 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 m Mandarin on river behind Co-op supermarket at 08.15.(S Grose)

Truro: 1+ Firecrest in a private garden this morning. (K&J Mortimore)

Gannel Estuary: 103 Oystercatcher (possible record for site), 1 Knot, 114 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 10 Redshank, 910 Black-headed Gull, 4 Med Gull, 6 Common Gull, 6 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant. (S Rowe)

Porthilly Farm: 31 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Common Gull, 156 Black headed Gull, 200+ Herring Gull all feeding in field opp holiday caravans. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: Black Redstart at Coastguard Cottages.

Wednesday 13th November 2019

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. (C Coombes) View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field.

Cot Valley: 1 Pallas’s Warbler this morning. Over the stream by Daisy Cottage in the middle of the valley 09:45-09:55 but not again up to 11:00. (N Wheatley)

Swanpool: Siberian Chiffchaff (still by car park), Yellow-browed Warbler (Swanvale), 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 3 Firecrest, 14 Common Scoter offshore (T Phelps)

Wacker Quay: Green winged Teal in with 80+ Teal flock. (C Buckland)

Green-winged Teal – Chris Buckland

West Looe: 1 dark phase Arctic Skua, 9 Common Scoter,100+ Auks,1 Brent Goose, 20 Kittiwake, 9 Common Eider. (C Buckland)

Talland Bay: 1 Common Eider,1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Firecrest,1f Blackcap around lower car park. (C Buckland,  M Beer)

Eider – Chris Buckland

Long-tailed Duck – Chris Buckland

Firecrest – Chris Buckland

Porthilly Beach: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 35 Wigeon, 1 Common Gull, 3 Curlew. (S Grose)

Penrose amenity area, Helston: 2 Swallow, 2 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Jay, Grey Wagtail, 8 Long-tailed Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Coal Tit. (J Witheywood)

Truro: 22 Black-tailed Godwit seen from Boscawen car park. (P. Pearson)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 5 Mute Swan, 11 Canada Goose, 46 Shelduck, 15 Mallard, 55 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 6 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 6 Little egret, 1 Buzzard, 55 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 2500 Golden Plover, 200 Lapwing, 52 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 70 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 150 Herring gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Wren, 3 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 11 Redwing, 8 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Magpie, 4 Rook, 95 Carrion Crow, 50 Starling, 8 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, Fox, 1 Grey Squirrel. (M Scawen et al.)

St Agnes Head: 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Merlin. (R Wilkins)

Lower Tamar Lake: 4+ Willow Tit plus Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit and 6 Goosander. (I Hayes)

Looe Island: 1 Wigeon. (C Lewis)

Truro: 1m Blackcap in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

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Tuesday 12th November 2019

Late news, 7/11, Porthcurno: 2 Firecrest. (T Bird)

Late news, 7/11, Cot Valley: 3 Black Redstart in the cove. (T Bird)

Late news, 7/11, Kenidjack: Dusky Warbler at 07:15 but elusive. (T Bird)

Late news, 8/11, Kenidjack: Dusky Warbler. (R Archer)

Late photos, 10/11, Sennen: American Buff-bellied Pipit. (J Miller)

American Buff-bellied Pipit – John Miller

American Buff-bellied Pipit – John Miller

American Buff-bellied Pipit – John Miller

Late news, 11/11, East Looe: 6 Eider (2 adult male, 1 juvenile male, 3 female). (D Spooner)

Late news, 11/11, Pendeen Watch: 3 Manx Shearwater, 23 Fulmar, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Common Gull, 5 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver & 250+ Kittiwake between 09.00 – 11.30. (P Clement et al.)

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. (S Ferguson) View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field.

Paddyfield Pipit – Mashuq Ahmad

Paddyfield Pipit – Mashuq Ahmad

Helston Boating Lake: Adult male Lesser Scaup still (M Pass)

Stithians Reservoir: 1w female Lesser Scaup still (M Pass)

Hayle Estuary: Juvenile Iceland Gull, 1 Knot (M Pass)

Pendeen Watch: (07:45-08:45) 6 Mediterranean Gull, c400 Kittiwake, 4 Fulmar, modest passage of auks and Gannet. (J Branscombe)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Little Grebe, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Carn Gloose: Snow Bunting still on the footpath this afternoon. (I Hayes)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Long-tailed Duck in North East arm. Also, Great Northern Diver still (J St Ledger)

Long-tailed Duck – J St Ledger

Great Northern Diver – J St Ledger

Sancreed: 1 Black Redstart, 30 Redwing. (D Flumm)

St Germans: 1 Eurasian Spoonbill reported this afternoon.

Chapel Amble: 7 Cattle Egret and 2 Water Pipit this afternoon. (D Julian)

Wadebridge: Drake Mandarin still by Challenge Bridge this afternoon. (D Julian)

Torpoint: 4 Brent Goose. (C Buckland)

Brent Geese – Chris Buckland

Little Petherick: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 12 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 7 Redshank,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Talland Bay: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Eider, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 50 Black-headed Gull. (D Spooner)

Penzance: 31 Purple Sandpiper on Battery Rocks.

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Monday 11th November 2019

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit and American Buff-bellied Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. (J Chapple et al.) View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field.

Paddyfield Pipit – Mike McKee

Paddyfield Pipit – John Chapple

Helston: Ad drake Lesser Scaup still on the boating lake plus the aythya hybrid associating with it also the presumed released Ferruginous Duck still. (S Rogers, M McKee)

Lesser Scaup – Steve Rogers

Ferruginous Duck – Steve Rogers

Lesser Scaup – Mike McKee

Aythya hybrid – Mike McKee

Stithians Reservoir: 1w female Lesser Scaup from Stuart Hutchings Hide, for its second day. (P Carter, D Chaney) AlsoTufted Duck, 5 Wigeon, 35 Lapwing, 130 Canada Goose (in fields on western side with 1 hybrid white Snow Goose type (grey flanks)), 20 Curlew, 2 Fieldfare. (D Chaney)

Lesser Scaup – P Carter

Lesser Scaup – P Carter

Wacker Quay: 1 Green-winged Teal, 100 Eurasian Teal, 240 Wigeon, 16 Avocet and 2 Greenshank (M Beer)

Green-winged Teal – Mike Beer

St. John’s Lake: 1 Great Northern Diver, 9 Brent Geese ( M Beer)

Marazion: juvenile Iceland Gull on rocks by St Michael’s Mount car park; also adult Black-throated Diver. (P Freestone, M Pass)

Lizard: Yellow-browed Warbler present in a private garden at Tregidden. (B Nicholls)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Long-tailed Duck in NE arm and Great Northern Diver. (M Pass)

St. Ives Island (07:35-09:05): 4 Common Scoter, 108 Razorbill, 12 Guillemot, 600 Kittiwake, 380 Gannet, 2 Little Gull, 12 Med Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Curlew. (P Nason)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Firecrest (B.Toms)

Sancreed: 1 Merlin, 1 Mistle Thrush. (D Flumm)

Lower Drift: 40 Fieldfare. (D Flumm)

Nine Maidens, St Columb Major: 24 Mediterranean Gull & 15 Common Gull picked out in a 1000+ Gull flock that was flushed by a Buzzard until returning to the same field. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult and 3rd.winter argentatus Herring Gull at Lelant Saltings. (J Hicks)

Carn Gloose: Snow Bunting. (S Williams)

Wadebridge: 1 Bar-headed Goose with 85 Canada Goose at Treraven Meadows. (D.Wilson)

Sennen Cove: 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (2 3w & ad w). (M Elliott)

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Sunday 10th November 2019

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit and American Buff-bellied Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. (J Chapple, S Rowe) View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field.

Paddyfield Pipit – Mashuq Ahmad

American Buff-bellied Pipit – S Rowe

American Buff-bellied Pipit – S Rowe

 

 

Polgigga: Siberian Chiffchaff along Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Helston: Ad drake Lesser Scaup still on the boating lake plus the aythya hybrid associating with it. (S Rogers)

Stithians Reservoir: 1w female Lesser Scaup from Stuart Hutchings Hide, for its second day. (M Pass)

Porthgwarra: Eastern Lesser Whitethroat in Hidden valley this morning. (B Mellow) 2 Firecrest in willows by over flow car park, 1 Peregrine. (M Jones)

St Breock: 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Blackcap, 3 Firecrest. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Yellow-browed Warbler in the NW arm. (M Ahmad)

Cadgwith: Water Pipit on Grade Marsh.

St Austell: 20 Fieldfare and similar number of Redwing near St Mewan School. (W Wagstaff)

Trewoon: Swallow hawking over Trewoon. (W Wagstaff)

Nanquidno: 11 Long-tailed Tit ( B.Toms, M. Curtis) Water Rail. (J Miller)

Sancreed: 1 Woodcock, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

St. Winnow: 12 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Curlew, 1 Godwit sp & 1 Kingfisher. (E Mayhew)

Mabe Burnthouse: 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Redwing in private garden. (D Chaney)

St Erth: 3 Cattle Egret and 3 Little Egrets in road side field between St Erth and St Erth station. (T Polglase)

Perranporth: 2 Chough over the Golf Course. (B Penny)

Crowdy Reservoir: 12 Crossbill, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Raven, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel,4 Buzzard, 1 Bullfinch, 56 Lapwing, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 66 Rook, 500+ Golden Plover overhead. (S Grose)

Saturday 9th November 2019

CBWPS Development Day 2019: Today, Saturday 9th November. An opportunity for members to meet with the board and help to set the focus and agenda for the society for the coming years. St Erme Community Centre, Trispen TR4 9BD from 11:30am – 15:00pm. More information here: www.cbwps.org.uk/cbwpsword/news/

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit and American Buff-bellied Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field.

Helston: Adult drake Lesser Scaup still plus female aythya hybrid, wing-clipped Ferruginous Duck, 30 Tufted Duck & 6 Shoveler at the boating lake. Also 10 Goldcrest, 4 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 possible Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Long-tailed Tit, Pied Wagtails & 1 Grey Wagtail nearby. (S Windle)

Goldcrest – Stevan Windle

Firecrest – Stevan Windle

Possible Siberian Chiffchaff – Stevan Windle

Truro River : 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 59 Teal, 45 Curlew, 20 Shelduck, 8 Oystercatcher, 113 Black headed Gull, 68 Redshank, 19 Black tailed Godwit, 15 Bar tailed Godwit, 20 Fieldfare from tesco/ sunny corner villa. (S Grose)

Truro: 2 Firecrest in the lower branches of leylandii trees behind the “Wig&Pen” pub. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Little Stint again on Ryan’s Field. Re-identified as a Dunlin from photos. Also 2 Yellow-legged Gull (J Hicks)

Towan Head: 1 Eastern type Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Common Scoter, 5 Teal. (S Rowe)

Eastern Lesser Whitethroat – Steve Rowe

Eastern Lesser Whitethroat – Steve Rowe

Porth Joke: 1 Goosander. (S Rowe)

Helford River: 5 Cattle Egret at Tremayne Quay. (M Nattrass)

Falmouth: Pallas’s Warbler in Wood Lane briefly this morning, last seen in Fox’s Gardens. (M Southam)

Swanpool: 2 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Firecrest, 2 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Feock Church: 2 Brambling, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Tawney Owl,11 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit, 24 Rock Pipit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 10 Redshank. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: Female Scaup and 3 Goldeneye from the causeway. (M Pass)

Men-an-Tol: 2 Bunting species, 1 Snow Bunting and 1 possible Lapland Bunting (J Evans)

Longrock: 1 Barn Owl over bypass. (R Veal)

Lower Tamar Lake: 9 Goosander 4m 5f, 9 Willow Tit, 4 Marsh Tit, 1 Little Egret, 12 Tufted Duck, 15 Fieldfare, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Long-tailed Tit. (R Mudge)

Kenidjack: 2 Black Redstart. (J Hicks)

Pendeen: Heavy auk passage west 15:30 to 15:45. Kittiwake numbers picked up whilst watching, with about 300 all told. Also 20 Fulmar, 6 Common Scoter, 4 Great Skua 1 Great Northern Diver close in on the sea.

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Friday 8th November 2019

CBWPS Development Day 2019: This Saturday 9th November. An opportunity for members to meet with the board and help to set the focus and agenda for the society for the coming years. St Erme Community Centre, Trispen TR4 9BD from 11:30am – 15:00pm. More information here: www.cbwps.org.uk/cbwpsword/news/

Late news, 7/11, Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only: 2 Little Grebe, 5 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Pink-footed Goose, Canada Geese, 3 Grey Heron, Mallards, 3 Gadwall, 2 Pintail, 7 Shoveller, c50 Widgeon, c 100 Teal, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzards, 1 Pheasant, 4 Moorhen, 100+ Golden Plover, 38 Lapwing, 1 Spotted Redshank, c25 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, c50 Curlew, 3 Ruff, 1 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,1 Herring Gull, 3 Water Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Stonechat, c40 Redwing, c50 Fieldfare, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blue Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Magpie, 2 Jay, Jackdaws, Rooks, Crows, 100+ Starlings, 15 Goldfinch. ( A. Parker et al )

Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only: 1 Pink-footed Goose. (D Julian)

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257 also Stock Dove. ( B Bosisto L Payne) American Buff-bellied Pipit reported early morning only. View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field. (More on this bird can be found in the Paddyfield Pipit Article on the website (with an update 07/11/19 on the latest news and a link to a gallery of images))

Paddyfield Pipit – Paul Ash

Paddyfield Pipit – Paul Ash

Paddyfield Pipit – Paul Ash

Sennen: Black Redstart on roof of Sennen Rise Hotel. (R Treeby)

Helston Boating Lake: Adult drake Lesser Scaup still plus female aythya hybrid. (R Veal et al.)

Helston Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest. (R Veal, R Augarde)

Helston, Loe Pool: 1 Goosander, 17 (14 drk) Pochard, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 11 Firecrest, c45 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Nuthatch, 5+ Siskin, c60 Stock Dove, 9+ Chiffchaff (including 1 singing). (R Veal)

Gannel Estuary: 107 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

Newquay, Towan Beach: 4 Common Gull, 2 Chough & 1 Peregrine Falcon over. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Little Grebe, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck m&f, 24 Coot, 8 Moorhen, 58 Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 1 f Goldeneye, 1 Scaup, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Heron,1 m Bullfinch, 11 Fieldfare. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: Drake Mandarin on the river Camel. (C Davies) Also Black Redstart at Town Quay. (D Julian)

Mandarin – Charles Davies

Truro: 2 Firecrest in a private garden. (P Dinning)

Swanpool: 13 Common Scoter in the bay, 2 Pochard, 2 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (J Irvine) Also Firecrest in willows by car park (G Wills) Siberian Chiffchaff also reported in willows by car park.

Swanvale: Yellow-browed Warbler calling. (G Wills)

Maenporth: 3 Great Northern Divers (G Wills)

Falmouth, Longfield: F/1st winter Black Redstart (G Wills)

Marazion: 6 Swallow hawking along beach. (P Gay)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: One Bittern this evening, seen in flight twice during Starling murmuration around 17:15. (L Hallett) 10 Swallow roosted in the marsh. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 7 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Turnstone at high tide this afternoon. (P Taylor)

Purple Sandpiper – Phil Taylor

Sancreed: 1 Merlin, 6 Lapwing, c200 Woodpigeon west, 20 Skylark. (D Flumm)

Porthcurno: 2 Firecrest, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 50+ Blackbird, 30+ Song Thrush, 1 Woodcock, 1 Snipe, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch and 1 Swallow. Also c250 Wood Pigeon, c80 Stock Dove, 12 Lapwing, c200 Chaffinch, c20 Skylark and 2 Jay over, mostly heading North and East. (DK Parker)

Porthgwarra: Eastern type Lesser Whitethroat again, 2+ Firecrest, c10 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff all in the car park sallows. (DK Parker) 2 Water Rail,  4 Firecrest, 1 presumed Siberian Chiffchaff (not calling) , 1 Common Snipe ( B Bosisto L Payne)

Chapel Amble: 8 Cattle Egret, 5 Water Pipit and male Ring Ouzel this morning. 1000+ Fieldfare in valley. (D Julian)

Nanjizal: 118 birds ringed including 43 Goldcrest, 12 Firecrest, 17 Chiffchaff, 24 Blackcap. Also 7 Swallow, 5 Woodcock seen. (K Wilson)

Gerrans Bay: 5 Black-throated Diver, 12 Great Northern Diver, 41 Mediterranean Gull between Pendower and Portscatho. (J St Ledger)

Great Northern Diver – John St Ledger

Brambling – John St Ledger

Portscatho: 1 Brambling, feeding on sunflower seeds with Chaffinch, opposite car park. (J St Ledger)

Hayley Kimbro: 1 (dead) Vagrant Emperor. (R Curtis)

Vagrant Emperor – R Curtis

Lizard: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler plus 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at Lizard Head early morning. (I Maclean)

Housel: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff  1 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose. (I Maclean)

Lelant: Leucistic Robin. (D Wright)

Leucistic Robin – Dougy Wright

Carbis Bay: 2 Great Northern Divers. (D Wright)

St Ives Island: 21 Brent Geese past South. (C Oates)

Brent Geese – Chris Oates

Dobwalls: 1 Chiffchaff in the garden and 10 Collared Doves on our bird feeders (C&J Duffy)

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