Wednesday 31st October 2018

Late news 29 Oct: Nanjerrick Court, Allet: Barn Owl at dusk (T Wilson).

Late news, 30/10, Trevean: Lesser Whitethroat by the pool. (S Stanbury)

Late photo, 29/10, Trevilley Farm:

Lesser Redpoll, Linton Proctor

Late photos, 30/10:

Osprey, Hayle – Mashuq Ahmad

Yellow-browed Warbler, Probus – Mashuq Ahmad

Nanjizal: American Buff-bellied Pipit still present to the south of the valley also 1 Little Bunting and 6 Woodlark. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Wadebridge: 16 Cattle Egret still in field opp Trewornan Bridge this morning. (S Grose) Also Great White Egret flew towards Walmsley Sanctuary. (P Locker)

St Clement: 4 Cattle Egret at Menadews Farm in lower field. (M Costa)

Millbrook: 18 Cattle Egret with cattle in fields south of the churchyard. (B Taggart)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 Pectoral Sandpiper briefly, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Cattle Egret, 2 Whooper Swan, 100+ Canada Geese, 25 Golden Plover, 1 Sparrowhawk. (A Piper)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Temminck’s Stint, 10 Wigeon, 12 Little Grebe. (D Collins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2w Caspian Gull Long Rock Pool then Marazion beach. (M Ahmad) Also 4 Tufted Duck & 2 Goldeneye. (D Parker)

2w Caspian Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

2w Caspian Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Burniere: 2 Whooper Swan (from Walmsley), 1 Kingfisher, 1000+ Golden Plover, 200+ Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 4 Red-legged Partridge. (A Piper)

Land’s End: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Redpoll, 7 Reed Bunting, 200 Chaffinch, 7 Brambling, 1 Merlin. (P St Pierre M Elliott)

Porthgwarra: (vismig 0715-0915) 1 Grey Heron, 2 Snipe, 166 Stock Dove, 5 Woodpigeon, 121 Skylark, 3 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 20 Meadow Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, 416 Chaffinch, 10 Brambling, 7 Goldfinch, 4 Reed Bunting all coasting south then east, none out to sea. In area: 1 Merlin, c400 Jackdaw circling, 2 Chough. (D Flumm)

Jackdaws – Dave Flumm

Sennen/Brew: 9 Curlew, 2 Snipe, 35 Lapwing, 32 Skylark, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Siskin. (D Flumm)

Newquay: Snow Bunting on Newquay Golf Course for it’s third day. (D Kendle)

Snow Bunting – Dan Kendle

Croft Pascoe Wood: 21 Crossbill. Very active over entire length of central belt of trees until 09.40, then left the wood East towards Trelan. (G Adams L Proctor)

St Just: 6 Crossbill flew northeast at 09:10. (N Wheatley)

Boscregan: Small (40+) movement of Chaffinches southeast. (N Wheatley)

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest. (N Wheatley)

Penzance: 8 Purple Sandpiper on Lighthouse Pier. Adult winter Curlew Sandpiper briefly on Wherrytown beach but flushed by walkers. (L Proctor) Also 3 Eider in harbour area. (A McKechnie)

Curlew Sandpiper, Linton Proctor

Eider, Alex McKechnie

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

Tregeseal Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler 200m south of Old Foundry and another at bottom of valley, 6 Woodlark over SW at 08:45. (M McNaghten)

Newquay: 2 Common Sandpiper and 1 Brent Goose on Gannel Estuary and at 12:00; 1 Great Skua off Towan Head with 2 Chough nearby. (D Grose)

Rock: 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Jay, 1 Buzzard, 5 Raven over, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull from private garden. (S Grose)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Mute Swan, 250+ Canada Geese, 37 Coot, 3 Shoveler, 2 female Scaup, 1 drake Goosander, small numbers of Wigeon and Teal. (H Kendall)

Helston: Peregrine hunting over the boating lake. (J Foster)

Newquay, Trenance Gardens: 2 Tawny Owl calling at 05:30. (S Grose)

Maer Lake: 18 Canada Geese, 2 Wigeon,15 Teal, 7 Mallard,189 Golden Plover, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 300+ Starling, 3 European type Blackbird and 3 Fieldfare, between 14.00pm and 15.00pm. (N Bastin)

Goonhilly Downs: Red Kite flying south. (C Richards)

Cubert Common: 2 Tawny Owl calling at 20.00hrs.(S Grose)

River Camel, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 31 Mute Swan, 2 Whooper Swan, 46 Canada Goose, 12 Shelduck, 20 Mallard, 95 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 13 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 100 Oystercatcher, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Plover, c.2000 Golden Plover, 150 Lapwing, 45 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 40 Redshank, 46 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 45 Curlew, 210 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 75 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 7 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 1 Jay, 5 Jackdaw, 3 Rook, 105 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 2 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch, 4 Reed Bunting. (M Scawen et al).

Siblyback Reservoir: 20 Meadow Pipit, 20+ Chaffinch, 8 Stonechat, 4 Wren, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Mistle Thrush. (R Napp)

Nanjerrick Court, Allet: Black Redstart all day from my office + Grey Wagtail and 20 Fieldfare. (T Wilson)

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Monday 29th October 2018

Marazion: Tawny Owl calling at 06:00. (DK Parker) 1 male Merlin west past Rosehill. (P Fraser)

Nanjizal: 1 Woodcock, 9 Snipe , 10 Lapwing , 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler , 1 Green Woodpecker , 6 Brambling , 2 Redpoll , 1 Crossbill , 1 American Buff-bellied Pipit (found by Kester Wilson at 07:30), then seen flying towards Trevilley at 10:08. Please keep to public rights of way. (B Bosisto)

Land’s End: Grey Catbird showed well at 08.30 at Treve Common. Also Swallow over. (T Raven) Short-eared Owl also reported.

Crowlas (vismig 07:20-08:15): 1 male Merlin, 1 Reed Bunting, 63 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare, c670 Wood Pigeon, 36 Stock Dove, 1 Lapwing, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Wagtail, 31 Skylark. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, c12 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Water Rail, 22 Golden Plover, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush. (DK Parker) 5 Short-eared Owl reported by the dried up pool.

Sancreed: Westerly passage of 2020 Woodpigeon, 114 Stock Dove, 37 Skylark, c2000 Starling, 60 Chaffinch. In area 3 Snipe, 1 Golden Plover, 20 Fieldfare, 45 Redwing, 8 Song Thrush, 25 Blackbird, 2 Stonechat. (D Flumm)

Gurnard’s Head: Merlin over east. (R Augarde)

Land’s End: 3 Kestrel, 1 f Merlin, 20 Stock Dove, 4 Swallow. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Polgigga: 8 Crossbill over Trebehor Moor. (M Wallace)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1w drake Ring-necked Duck still plus Curlew Sandpiper and 2 Dunlin. (M Ahmad)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 8 Whooper Swan over SW and landed on Gwithian Towans on grass field behind Sunset Surf. (MJ Spicer)

Water Rail – Mike Spicer

Whooper Swans – Mike Spicer

Whooper Swans – Mike Spicer

Rock, Sandy Hills: 3 Cattle Egret in field opp holiday lets at 14:15. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 24 Cattle Egret in field adjacent to road down to Trewornan Bridge at 14:50. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Grose)

Loe Pool: 2 Goosander (m & f), 28 Pochard, (A Witheywood)

Goosander – A Witheywood

Pochard – A Witheywood

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Bittern flew across Longrock Pool. (R Mawer) Also 4 Tufted Duck still. (DK Parker) 1 Barn Owl. (B Bosisto) Also Osprey reported flying north at 16:45 and a probable Rosy Starling briefly. (S Foote)

Kynance Cove: Barred Warbler in flight by white house near bridge at 13:15. Also 3 Woodlarks over.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Great White Egret on Ryan’s Field and Spoonbill still.

Stithians Reservoir: Temminck’s Stint still at the southern end.

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler still by ruin at 08:40.

Church Cove: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow Browed Warbler. (M Pass)

Lizard: 2 Redpoll, 4 Brambling, 25 Reed Bunting, 1 Merlin, 4 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff. ( M Pass )

Constantine: 1 Firecrest, 1 Brambling. (D Collins)

Firecrest – David Collins

Goonhilly: Flock of 15 Crossbill in flight, then landed Croft Pascoe wood. (S Williams)

Crossbill – Stephen Williams

Crossbill – Stephen Williams

Crossbill – Stephen Williams

Crossbills – Stephen Williams

Men-an-Tol: Ringtail Hen Harrier again. Also 2 male Hen Harrier and 1 Short-eared Owl this evening. (P St Pierre)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1m Goosander (first this winter), 1 Fieldfare, 1 Goldcrest, 2f Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 17 Moorhen, 48 Wigeon, 25 Mallard, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Black-headed Gull, c150 Canada Geese, 9 Shoveler, 34 Coot, 1 Cormorant, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Teal, 2 Willow Tit, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron. (R Mudge)

Tregeseal: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Chough. (D Flumm)

Black Redstart – Dave Flumm

Godolphin Cross: 3 Firecrest this morning in a private garden. (C Richards)

Truro: 1 m Blackcap in a private garden, first seen here this winter. (D Jenkins)

St Merryn: 2 Woodcock flushed. 14 Long-tailed Tits and 3 Bullfinch. (R Hughes)

Penryn: Presumably recently fledged Herring Gulls W220 and W221 on roofs of nearby estate cars in Asda car park this afternoon. (D Chaney)

Playing Place: 1 Barn Owl. (M Jones)

Zennor: 1 Buzzard. (S Perry)

Buzzard – Steve Perry

Looe River: 1 male Kingfisher, 1 female Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Shelduck, 7 Curlew, 6-7 Redshank, 2 leucistic Carrion Crow, 1 juv Shag. (I Juliane)

Looe, Hannafore: 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin with several Turnstone, 2 Meadow Pipit, several Rock Pipit, 1 Kestrel, 1 Curlew. (I Juliane)

Penzance: After two years of poor crops, the Holm oaks in town have many acorns this year.  As a result of this, the local jays are busy caching them.  Impossible to know how many birds or where they have all come from but there is a continual stream of them to be seen from our windows, up to four at a time. Most acorns are carried off but also buried near by, as in our lawn.  Normally, the jay is a very secretive bird, I very rarely see them in spring or summer, but every October, depending on the acorn crop, they come in to town in some numbers, sharing the acorns with wood pigeons, ie fifteen pigeons in one tree, two days ago. (R Phillips)

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