Thursday 7th November 2019

Notice: There will be 2 parties of birders using the Walmsley & Burniere hides today, 7th November under our educational access scheme. Members are still welcome but be prepared for it to be busy. (A Langdon)

Late news, 6/11, Hannafore, Looe: 7 Common Eider. Seen swimming from East Looe direction, and presumed to be part of larger flock recorded there 3rd-5th November.  Observed diving for crabs. (D Spooner)

Eider, 6/11 – Derek Spooner

Eider, 7/11 – Derek Spooner

Hannafore, Looe: 14 Common Eider (6 adult male, 2 juvenile male, 6 female). Note that this is a different flock from that, (also of 14), seen 3th to 5th November in East Looe, which had only 1 adult male. The flock swam off in the direction of East Looe. (D Spooner)

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! (A Appleton, M Elliott, P St Pierre) Black Redstart also reported.

Brew Sewage Works: 1 Swallow and a Siberian Chiffchaff. (M Elliott, P St Pierre)

Porthgwarra: Pallas’s Warbler again in the car park sallows at 14:45. (R Wilkins) 2 Ring Ouzel in Blackthorn north of Dolphin House. (M Wallace)

Helston: Drake Lesser Scaup and female hybrid still on the boating lake. (L Proctor)

Crugmeer: 3 Grey Partridge, 5 Raven, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 4 Roe Deer. (S Grose)

St Issey: 1 Peregrine Falcon over. (S Grose)

Carrick Roads: 5 Black-necked Grebe in group, close to green deep water channel buoys, also 1 Red-breasted Merganser (female). Viewed from Restronguet Sailing Club area at Mylor Churchtown, using scope. (J St Ledger)

Red-breasted Merganser – John St Ledger

St Mylor Churchyard: 1 Firecrest, 2 Mistle Thrush. (J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Goldeneye, 12 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 1 Sparrowhawk (male), 1 Chiffchaff. (J St Ledger)

Camel Estuary: 7 Brent Goose (2 adults & 5 juv/1st winter) on Camel Estuary just south of Padstow. (D. Wilson)

St Ives, Barnoon Cemetery: 2 Robin and 5+ Black Redstart (mainly female). (K Money)

St Ives, The Island: 2 Stonechat, 1 Wren and 2 more probable Black Redstarts. (K Money)

Sancreed: 1 Woodcock, 2 Snipe, 17 Golden Plover, 6 Lapwing, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 40 Skylark, 10 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Goldcrest. Also Brambling in our garden. (D Flumm)

Penzance: 12 Brent Goose (2 adult, rest immature) at Wherrytown. (R Fox)

Loe Pool, Helston: 3 Pochard, c25 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Jay and Peregrine. (J Witheywood) Yellow-browed Warbler also reported at Penrose.

Playing Place: 1-2 Barn Owls regularly hunting for mice from back garden fence. (T.Hall)

Marazion: Red-throated Diver off Station House car park. (L Proctor)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Knot. (M Ahmad)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (2 ad, 5 juv), 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad, 3w) plus 4 Pink-footed Geese on Copperhouse Creek . (M Ahmad, M Jones) Little Stint amongst Lapwing. Kingfisher on Ryan’s Field. (C Richards) Sub-adult Caspian Gull reported at 16:00. (M Halliday)

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Polgigga: Turtle Dove again at Raftra Farm. (M Wallace)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 23 Mallard, 22 Teal, 3 Moorhen, 3 (1m, 2f) Stonechat, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1f Kestrel over 12:21 – 13:21. (M Webb)

Teal – Martin Webb

Kestrel – Martin Webb

Stonechat – Martin Webb

Bude Basin: 2 Black Swan, 1 Mandarin Duck. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: c20 Fieldfare. 10 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1m Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 2 Redwing, 3 Marsh Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch. (R Mudge)

Wadebridge, Treraven Farm: 53 Curlew. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 2 Barn Owl between Clapper Marshes and Trelawney Garden Centre. (S Grose)

Wednesday 6th November 2019

Notice: There will be 2 parties of birders using the Walmsley & Burniere hides on Thursday 7th November under our educational access scheme. Members are still welcome but be prepared for it to be busy. (A Langdon)

Late News, 05/11, Chiverton Cross: 1 Woodcock (A Lansdell)

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 South West 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! Also, Richard’s Pipit in maize field to north-east of the ‘pipit field’. (J Miller)

Porthgwarra: Pallas’s Warbler in the car park sallows (viewable from the roadside at Dolphin House). (M Wallace) Pallas’s Warbler still present at 14:50, also Eastern Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, c12 Goldcrest, 20+ Long-tailed Tit all in the car park sallows. (DK Parker)

Kenidjack Valley: Dusky Warbler still present in scrub west of old sewage works but very elusive. Also, Firecrest in tractor shed copse and Siberian Chiffchaff at western end of valley.(P Clarke)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 drake Lesser Scaup, 1 presumed Aythya hybrid. (P Roseveare, C Richards) Video by John Chapple

Porthcurno: Probable Siberian Chiffchaff (not heard to call), 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Firecrest, 6 Goldcrest, 20+ Song Thrush. (DK Parker)

Gwithian, St Gothian Sands: Snow Bunting at seaward end of main pool. Also 17 Tufted Duck, 3 Coot, 14 Moorhen, 1 Grey Plover, 22 Med Gulls (including ringed bird RR00 on Green ring), 7 Rock Pipits, 4 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck, 7 Teal, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 40+ Canada Geese, 8 Linnet, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 4 Stonechat, Gull flock (not counted) included Great Black-backed, Lesser Black-backed, Herring and Black-headed Gulls. (P Freestone)

Snow Bunting, P Freestone

Mediterranean Gull, Paul Freestone

Pencarrow Estate, Washaway: 12 Crossbill (L Payne)

Crugmeer: 8 Grey Partridge (in grass field next to cattle and then flew over the road into set aside field opp with open five bar gate), 2 Sparrowhawk at 06.45 am. (S Grose)

Truro: Firecrest in our Rosedale garden this morning. (K & J Mortimore)

Longrock Pool: 6 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Marazion Beach: 1 Wheatear, 1 Swallow, c90 Common Scoter still. (R Veal) London Beach: Snow Bunting, Great Northern Diver, Peregrine Falcon, Grey Wagtail. (J Witheywood)

Snow Bunting, J Witheywood

Shirehall Moor, Lostwithiel: 1m Blackcap, 1f Reed Bunting, 2m&f Stonechat, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher. (M Surgey)

St Ives: 1 Goldcrest in private garden near Trewyn Gardens. (K Money) Also 2 Swallow at Bamaluz Beach. (V Evans)

Sancreed: 2 Woodcock, 1 Little Egret, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 65 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, c300 Woodpigeon. Also 105 Woodpigeon & 12 Stock Dove west. (D Flumm)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Spotted Redshank. (W Wagstaff)

St. Clement: 6 Cattle Egret in field to rear of Tresemple Pool (P Carter)

Cattle Egret, Phil Carter

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: 18 Mute Swan, 31 Shelduck, 41 Mallard, 47 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall, 12 Red-legged Partridge, 7 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 12 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 75 Oystercatcher, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Plover, c.3000 Golden Plover, 300 Lapwing, 45 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 55 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 32 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew, 5 Snipe, 180 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 150 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 8 Redwing, 8 Blackbird, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 1 Jay, 17 Jackdaw, 8 Rook, 7 Carrion Crow, 50 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 20 Linnet, 2 Red Admiral. (M Scawen et al.)

Godolphin NT: 3 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest 2 males in aggressive display, 10+ Bullfinch, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Raven over, 1 Red Admiral. (J Evans)

Trencrom: Large flocks of 50+ Redwing and Fieldfare feeding on hawthorn, Large flock of corvids interacting in flight, predominantly Raven, sub-adult and mature birds – lost count at 37 Raven, 5 Nuthatch, 1 Blackcap in subsong. (J Evans)

Lizard area: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff (Housel), 4 Brent Goose still Old Lizard Head, 10+ Chiffchaff, 1 Brambling. (M Pass)

Bude canal: 2 Black Swan. (T McAsey)

Black Swan, Tom McAsey


Tuesday 5th November 2019

Late News, 04/11, Bude Canal: 2 Black Swan (via Twitter)

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. View only from public footpath from 4th field South West 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!

Sennen Cove: 1 Great Northern Diver (J Turner A Lansdell)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 drake Lesser Scaup, 1 presumed Aythya hybrid  (L Proctor P Ash M Spicer et al)

drake Lesser Scaup – P Ash

presumed Aythya hybrid- P Ash

drake Lesser Scaup-M Ahmad

presumed Aythya hybrid-G Willetts

Penzance: Black Guillemot off Jubilee Pool also 9 Purple Sandpipers.

Marazion Beach: 1 1st winter Wheatear, 1 Peregrine chasing Turnstones and Sanderling (P Clement)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Woodcock, 1m Blackcap. (S Grose)

Crugmeer; Padstow: 2 Grey Partridge (R Augarde)

Gluvian: 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 20 Long-tailed Tit (L Payne)

Tintagel: 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail (B Bosisto)

Camel Estuary: 4 Pintail, 1 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Firecrest (B Bosisto)

Crowdy Reservoir:  1 Kingfisher, 60 Lapwing, 11 Wigeon, around 2,000 Black-headed Gulls, 600+ LBB Gulls, 46 Teal, 48 Mallard. 3 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Tufted Duck, 100’s Jackdaws roosted in Crowdy Wood, uncountable Starlings over. (B Craven)

Holywell Bay: 2 Black Redstart (K Barber)

Shirehall Moor NR, Lostwithiel: 1 Cormorant, 2 Dipper, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Black-headed Gull, 5 Long Tailed Tit, 1 Jay, 1 Kestrel,1 Reed Bunting,1 Moorhen,1 Stonechat, 1 Green Woodpecker. Also 3 Large Red Damselfly and 1 Common Seal resting on the river bank (C&J Duffy)

Common Seal-C+J Duffy

Pendeen: 1 Grey Phalarope and a Long-tailed Duck, 3 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Skua, 1 Fulmar, 6 Common Gulls and 8 Med Gulls. (D Campbell and C Urquhart) 7 Common Scoter, 2 Great Skua,1 Black Redstart ((J Turner, A Lansdell)

Lizard area: 4 Brent Goose , 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Black Redstart , 8 Chiffchaff ( M Pass )

Church Cove; Lizard: 1 Black Redstart (J Witheywood)

Black Redstart-J Witheywood

Mabe Burnthouse: 140 Fieldfare, 60 Redwing, 600 Woodpigeon over around 08:30. Also 3 Firecrest together in private garden (chasing and crest-raising). (D Chaney)

Restronguet Weir: 2 Red-breasted Merganser (1m 1f), 1 Common Sandpiper. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth,off Swanpool beach: 7 Common Scoter on sea. (J St Ledger)

St Ives: Great Northern Diver in the harbour.

Looe: 14 Eider at East Looe beach. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Common Eider East Looe Beach- C Buckland

Hannafore, Looe: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe (P Sharp)

Rame Head: 3 Black Redstarts. One on the church and two at Rame Barton Farm. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Black Redstart – C Buckland

Hayle Estuary: 1(1st winter) Iceland Gull. (M Halliday) 1 Red-breasted Merganser (P Freestone)

Gwithian: 1 Long-tailed Duck at St Gothians Sands NR on main pool late morning. (P Freestone M Ahmad)

1st winter drake Long-tailed Duck-M Ahmad


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Monday 4th November 2019

Late News, 03/11, Pendeen: (0710-1310) 32 Great Skua, Arctic Skua (ad), 9 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Balearic Shearwaters, 11 Little Gulls (9 ad, 2 1w), 12 Mediterranean Gulls (9 ad, 2 2w), Grey Phalarope (on sea), 2 Purple Sandpipers, 7 Great Northern Diver, 11 Red-throated Diver, 1 Diver sp.,Teal, 74 Common Scoter, 12 Fulmar, 32 Golden Plover. (M Darlaston)

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. View only from public footpath from 4th field South West 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! Buff-bellied Pipit reported again this morning but not present in the afternoon.

Paddyfield Pipit – Mashuq Ahmad

Paddyfield Pipit – Mashuq Ahmad

Paddyfield Pipit – Mashuq Ahmad

Paddyfield Pipit – Steve Rogers

Helston Boating Lake:Lesser Scaup, adult male seen at 12.30. (D Collins) Still present this afternoon.

Lesser Scaup – David Collins

Lesser Scaup – David Collins

Lesser Scaup – Mike Spicer

St. Ives Island: (09:00-11:10) 211 Razorbill, 23 Guillemot, 68 Kittiwake, 73 Gannet, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black Redstart (P Nason)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Curlew Sandpiper reported.

Falmouth, Castle Drive: female type Black Redstart. (G Willetts)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Black-necked Grebe close in to the gun-emplacements, 10 Turnstone, 1 Kestrel (S Van Hear)

Highlanes, Padstow: Hooded Crow in ploughed field near Padstow garden center. (D Hillson)

Crugmeer: 1m Black Redstart at (Homeleigh House), 1 Kestrel, 1 flock of Long-tailed Tit, 1 Buzzard, 1 Barn Owl, 5 Raven, 152 Skylark, 11 Yellowhammer, 200+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 m Bullfinch, 50+ Chaffinch. (S Grose)

Hawkers Cove: 2 Peregrine Falcon, 95 Linnet on wires, 1 Razorbill on the slipway. (S Grose)

St Merryn, Porthmissen Farm: 4 + Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Maer Lake: 6 Whooper Swans – 2 Adult 4 Juveniles  (M Mullard)

Whooper Swans – M Mullard

Bude Marshes: 3 Cettis Warbler (H Kendall)

Carne Creek, Gillan: 11 Cattle Egrets, Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 30 Redshank, 3 Mediterranean Gulls, 7 Little Egrets and 3 Curlew. (J Witheywood)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Heron, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 24 Coot, 1 Scaup, 1 f Tufted Duck, 1 f Goldeneye, 2 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

East Looe: 14 Eider, 12 Turnstone. (D Spooner)

Looe Island: Great Northern Diver. (C Lewis)

Great Northern Diver – Claire Lewis

Treraven Meadow to Iron Bridge: 1 male Mandarin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Marsh Tit amongst a mixed tit flock. (D. Wilson)


Sunday 3rd November 2019

Late News, 31/10 Looe Island: 3 Red-breasted Merganser. (C Lewis)

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit and American Buff-bellied Pipit both still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257.  View from public footpath from 4th field South West of Sennen school, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road.

Paddyfield Pipit – M Halliday

Paddyfield Pipit – J Swann

American Buff-bellied Pipit – J Miller

Paddyfield Pipit – J Miller

American Buff-bellied Pipit – J Miller

Paddyfield Pipit – J Smale

Paddyfield Pipit  at Sennen – J Chapple

Newquay: (7:15am – 9:15am) 5 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 23 Common Gull ,1 juv Sabines Gull, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Black-throated Diver , 6 Great Northern Diver , 3 Red-throated Diver ,1 Grey Phalarope , 1 ad Little Gull , 29 Common Scoter , 1 Little Auk, 1 Tern sp (B Bosisto) Towan Head: (08:00-08:30) 1 Manx Shearwater, 5 Great Northern Diver, 4 Common Scoter, 7 Med Gull. (S Rowe)

Navax Point: (8.00 to 9.00) 1 Sabines Gull, 2 Great Skua, 1 Actic Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Common Scoter, 6 Mediterranean Gull, Kittiwake 120 in 1 minute, Auks 200 in 1 minute (T Polglase)

Pendeen: (08.00 – 10.15) 6 Great Skua, 1 ad Pomarine Skua, 47 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Divers, 6 Great Northern Divers incl 1 in full breeding plumage, 1 Black-throated Diver, 350 Kittiwakes, 3 Fulmars (P Clement) (10.10 – 10.50) 2 Great Skuas, 9 Common Scoter, 1 Red Throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black Throated Diver, 2 Fulmar and 2 Mediterranean Gulls (ad: 2nd w) (J Hawkey) Also, Black Guillemot (M Mckee)

Black Guillemot – M Mckee

Black Guillemot – M Mckee

St. Ives Island: (7.30-12.00) 17 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 64 Common Scoter, 8 Red throated Diver, 12 Great Northern Diver, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 3 Little gull, 1 very light brown Cormorant. (R Augarde, B Mellow, R Wilkins) Also, (10:20-11:50) 22 Common Scoter, 652 Razorbill, 23 Guillemot, 324 Kittiwake, 974 Gannet, 1 Little Gull, 1 Pomarine Skua (Juv dark phase), 1 Great Skua, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver (P Nason).

Cape Cornwall: (08:30 – 11:00) Juvenile Sabine’s Gull, 10 Great Northern Divers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 12 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, c.40 Common Scoter, 10 Common Gull, 11 Mediterranean Gull and a Purple Sandpiper. (N Wheatley)

Porthkidney: 1 Black-throated Diver, 7 Great Northern Diver, 4 Common Scoter, 4 Golden Plover, 3 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua, c400 Kittiwake West 7:30-8:30. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret dropped into reed bed viewed from hide. (P Roseveare)

Gwithian Pool: 2 adult Whooper Swan in fields up the valley at 9.54. (T Polglase)

Porth Reservoir: 1 female type Greater Scaup (B Bosisto) Also 1f Goldeneye, 1f Tufted Duck, 24 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe. (S Rowe)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet over Valley Gardens 09.15 (J Baker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-breasted Merganser. (R Veal)

St Ives Harbour (10:00) 1 Brent Goose, 1 Great Northern Diver inside harbour offering very close views, moulting summer plumage (P Nason)

Mounts Bay: 12 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 54 Common Scoter, 2 Eider, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Diver sp, 4 Purple Sandpiper. (P Roseveare, B Clarke) 3 Red Breasted Merganser at 4.45pm (R Augarde, B Mellow)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, 1 Shelduck. Also numbers of Redshank, Curlew, Oystercatcher & Teal. (J St Ledger)

Carrick Roads, from Loe Beach: 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebe,. Also 2 Seals. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, off Gyllyngvase Beach: 4 Common Scoter (1 male, 3 female). (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 9 Turnstone, 2 (mf) Stonechat, 1 Great Northern Diver below St Anthony’s Lighthouse, with 1 Common Gull and 1 Little Egret in the Carrick Roads. Castle Beach: 2 ad Mediterranean Gull (D Chaney)

Mabe Burnthouse: 1 Firecrest, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Fieldfare in private garden 08:00am (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 2 (mf) Pochard, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Firecrest in the cemetery, 4 Common Scoter (1m 3 f type) offshore in Falmouth Bay still (D Chaney)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Water Rail, 1f Shoveler, 4 Coot, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Bodmin Moor: 1 Short-eared Owl (P Andrews)

East Looe: 14 Eider (1 adult male, 3 juvenile male, 10 adult/juvenile female), 8 Turnstone. (D Spooner)

Common Eider – D Spooner

Looe Island: 1 Common Scoter, Firecrest, Gannet, Water Rail, Blackcap, Lesser Blacked-backed Gull and Little Egret (C Lewis)

Kings Mill: 60 black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 17 Avocet, 5 Dunlin, 23 Redshank, 11 Greenshank, 62 Curlew, 58 Wigeon, 22 Teal, 10 Mallard, 6 Shelduck, 3 Heron, 3 Little Egret, 5 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 158 Black-headed Gull, 2 Greater Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring gull, 2 Kingfisher and 33 Canada Geese. Also, many Jay on the move and a young Roe Deer. (P Kemp)

Millbrook Lake: 32 Mediterranean Gull,9 Redshank,1 Little Egret, 23 Canada Goose, 4 Cormorants, 2 Common Gulls and 1 Egyptian Goose. (C Buckland)

Egyptian Goose – C Buckland

Mediterranean Gull – C Buckland

Rame Head: 2 Black Redstarts on roof of Barn Barton farm. (C Buckland)

Sennen Cove: 2 Black Redstart. (P Roseveare)

Goldsithney: 1 Black Redstart (N Beare)

Whitecross, Newquay: 200+ Chaffinch, 20 Goldfinch, 4 Song Thrush, 8 Blackbird, 2 Chiffchaff, 1m Blackcap, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Wren, 20+ Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 2 Coal Tit and 40+ Wood Pigeon. (S & D Thomas)


Saturday 2nd November 2019

Late News, 01/11, RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise:

Penzance to Wolf Rock: 65 Herring Gull, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Cormorant, 16 Gannet, 4 Mute Swan, 5 Shag, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Common Scoter, 5 auk sp., 3 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Scilly: 12 Shag, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Gannet, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mediterranean Gull. Scilly to Wolf Rock: 10 Herring Gull, 1 Shag, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 31 Gannet, 3 Black-headed Gull, 12 Kittiwake, 8 auk sp., 1 Razorbill, 1 Bonxie, 2 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 12 Herring Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 20 Gannet, 2 auk sp., 3 Guillemot, 2 Harbour Porpoise. Moderate SW, poor viz. drizzle/heavy rain, sea state rough. (M Jones)

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257.  View from public footpath from 4th field South West of Sennen school, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road.

Paddyfield Pipit – Steve Rowe

Paddyfield Pipit – Steve Rowe


Paddyfield Pipit – Lee Fuller

Paddyfield Pipit – Lee Fuller

Pendeen Watch: 26 Great Skua, 35 Arctic Skua, 10 Pomarine Skua, 1 Long-tailed Skua (11.34) mid distance, 18 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Med Gull, 16 Fulmar, 1 Puffin, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 diver sp from 9:00 -16:00. (J Hawkey, R Augarde, P Clements, R Wilkins, M Mckee)

Towan Head, Newquay: (07:45-10:45) 1 Long-tailed Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 24 Arctic Skua, 13 Great Skua, 5 (3 ad, 2 1st w) Little Gull, 4 Manx Shearwater, 3 Great Northern Diver, 22 Common Scoter, 12 Fulmar, 4 Purple Sandpiper, 7 Turnstone, c700 Kittiwake. (S Rowe) Fistral, Newquay: (15:30 – 17:00) 1st w Little Gull, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 1 Common Scoter, 8 Turnstone, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 19 Oystercatcher. Also 1 Snow Bunting and 18 Greenfinch along Esplanade Road. (P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary: 1 1st winter Caspian Gull, 1 2nd w (?) Yellow-legged Gull, 45 Mediterraean Gull, 6 Common Gull. (M Halliday)

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Walmsley Sanctuary (Key holders only): 19 Cattle Egret, plus 200+ Common Snipe. (C Selway)

Newquay Harbour: 2 Great Northern Diver just offshore.(S Grose)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1 Dipper, 1f Tufted Duck, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Coal Tit (S Grose)

Illogan: 2 m Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch, 15 House Sparrow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Collared Dove in private garden (J Baker)

St Ives: 1 Great Skua past the Island. (T Hall)

Callestick: Black Redstart and Firecrest in village. (T Wilson)

Mousehole: 1 juv Black-throated Diver. (M Elliott)

Gannel Estuary: 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 39 Lesser Black backed Gull, 47 Great Black backed Gull, 47 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Friday 1st November 2019

Porth Joke late migrants walk: Saturday 2nd November cancelled due to poor weather forecast.

Late News, 31/10, Whitecross, Newquay: 4 Stonechat, 6 Robin, 60+ Fieldfare, 4 Song Thrush, 4 Blackbird, 8 Meadow Pipit, 30+ Skylark, 3 Yellowhammer, 20+ Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 5 Goldcrest, 15 Sparrow and 1 Buzzard. (S & D Thomas)

Sennen: Presumed adult Paddyfield Pipit and American Buff-bellied Pipit both still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. (P Aley et al.) View from public footpath from 4th field South West of Sennen school, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road.

Sound recording of Paddyfield Pipit by Mashuq Ahmad here

American Buff-bellied Pipit – Philip Carter

Walmsley Sanctuary:Scaup, 27 Cattle Egret. (J St Ledger)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet over field, chased by 5 Jackdaw at 08:00 (J Baker)

Lizard, Kynance Cove: Red-breasted Flycatcher in trees near the café. Church Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Collins)

The Lizard: 1 American Golden Plover heard flying South. Also 1 Dotterel still. (per M Pass)

Land’s End: 1m Red-breasted Flycatcher at Treeve Moor House. (K Wilson)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Black Redstart. (M Ahmad)

Wadebridge, Guineaport: 1m Mandarin with Mallard on the river at 07:45am.(S Grose)

Towan Head, Newquay: 2 Chough, unringed, behind Headland Hotel, small raft of Common Scoter (20+) from Point at 08:30 (M Lammas)

Tywardreath: Coal Tit (same bird on each occasion) – visiting garden feeder 4 times and hiding food in various locations in garden, 09:35. (R Barlow)

Lostwithiel: Water Rail beside the river this morning (M Surgey)

St Enodoc Golf Course: 5 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Skylark, 1m Yellowhammer, 1m Blackcap, 7 Song Thrush, 56 Rook. (S Grose)

Mabe Burnthouse: 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1f Blackcap, 41 Starling, 16 Goldfinch, 5+ Redwing in private garden. (D Chaney)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 female Common Scoter, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Coot, 4 Fieldfare. (R Veal)

Marazion: 1 Snow Bunting reported again on the beach. Also 3 Swallow, c90 Common Scoter. (R Veal) 1 imm Black Redstart in gardens along Green Lane. (DK Parker)

Newbridge: 1 Woodcock. (P Fraser)

Penzance: 1 Merlin over Morrab Gardens this afternoon (J Evans)

Wadebridge, Rivendell Estate:  12 Long-tailed Tit on feeders in back garden. (N Greaves)

Charlestown: 1m Blackcap (D Hastilow)