Monday 9th November 2020

Late news, 8/11, Bude Marsh: 1 Yellow browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 2+ Chiffchaff. (A.Roberts, M Worden)

Late news, 8/11, Widemouth Bay: 2 short eared owls (F Proudfoot)

Late news, 08/11, Dobwalls: 1 m Blackcap in our garden (C&J Duffy)

Towan Head, Newquay: 1 Pallid Swift late afternoon. (T Carne, C Bright, I Boreham) Also 6 Purple Sandpiper this morning. (N Long)

Trevose Head: Presumed Coues’s Arctic Redpoll still in and around the quarry, also 100 Skylark, 10 Meadow Pipit, 5 Stonechat, 3 Rock Pipit and 30 Linnet. (S Windle) Coues’s Arctic Redpoll still present till 16:50 at least, also 1 Wheatear. (DK Parker)

Coues’s Arctic Redpoll – John St Ledger

Coues’s Arctic Redpoll – Stevan Windle

Coues’s Arctic Redpoll – Stevan Windle

Coues’s Arctic Redpoll – Steve Rowe

Coues’s Arctic Redpoll – Steve Rowe

Coues’s Arctic Redpoll – Steve Rowe

Boscregan: Coues’s/Mealy Redpoll and a Serin this am. (N Wheatley)

Tregrehan: 2 Firecrest at Boscundle woods this am. (I Stewart)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Water Pipit (opp hide), 10 Red legged Partridge, 3 Shelduck. (S Grose)

Porthcothan: 1 Black Redstart, 2 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (B Bosisto)

Mawgan Porth: 1f Black Redstart on rocks this pm. (B Bosisto)

Newquay Golf Course: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Skylark (N Long)

Trewornan Bridge: c.200 Fieldfare. (C Selway)

Tredrizzisk: 2 (m+f) Blackcap, 2 Raven, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Porthilly Farm: 5 Cattle Egret, 3 Little Egret behind caravan park. (S Grose)

Rock: 1 Mediterranean Gull over, from private garden.  (S Grose)

Leswidden, St Just: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff (J Branscombe)

Pednavounder, nr Coverack: 80 Lapwing. (M Nattrass)

Porthlevan: 1f Black Redstart in our garden again. (B Nicholls)

Helston Boating Pond: Polish-ringed adult Black-headed Gull. (D Collins)

Penryn Campus: 3 Redwing, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Firecrest, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch (P Oldcorn, J Carr, W Bowden, T Johnson, J Yorke)

College Reservoir: 2 Goldeneye, 9 Chiffchaff, flock c.20 Siskin, 2 Firecrest (behind Asda in gorse/buddleia) this am. (D Chaney)

Truro: Kite sp. Presumed Red but a dark individual. (C Richards)

Tresillian River: 1 Cattle Egret, 58 Redshank, 45 Curlew, 9 Greenshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 22 Shelduck. (A Nicholson)

Lower Tamar Lake: 3 (1m + 2f) Goosander, 3 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 2m Tufted Duck, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Jay, 2 Cormorant. (R Mudge)

Poltesco Valley: 5 House Martin (H Norton)

Downderry: (0735-0845), moving east 2 dark-bellied Brent Geese, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 84 Gannets, 78 Kittiwakes and 2 Common Gulls. (A Payne)

Dobwalls: 5 Redwing (C&J Duffy)

Sunday 8th November 2020

Late news, 7/11, Trenow Cove: 1 Water Pipit, c40 Rock Pipit, 12 Meadow Pipit, 15 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 16 Little Egret, 23 Oystercatcher, 6 Turnstone, 1 Stonechat, also 3 Great Northern Diver (2 sum plum) offshore. (DK Parker)

Late news, 7/11, Boscastle: I watched a solitary swallow feeding over my garden for about fifteen minutes. (J Maughan)

Trevose Head: Presumed Coues’s Arctic Redpoll still in and around the quarry, also 80+ Redwing, 12 Skylark. (R Wilkins, S Rogers, J Howells)

Coues’s Arctic Redpoll – Mike Spicer

Coues’s Arctic Redpoll – Mike Spicer

Coues’s Arctic Redpoll – Mike Spicer

Redpoll (7/11) – John Chapple

College Reservoir: Male Green-winged Teal again at the dam end. (R Augarde) Also, 2 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 25+ Wigeon, 25+ Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, 2nd Cal Yellow-legged Gull, Common Gull and a Woodcock. (L Langley, M Broadbent)

Green-winged Teal – Liam Langley

Porthgwarra: Dusky Warbler in the Hidden Valley this morning also Yellow-browed Warbler in there. (M Wallace) Also 1+ Firecrest and 5+ Chiffchaff in car park sallows. (N Rogers)

Nanjizal: 2 Cattle Egret roosting in the private ringing area. (K Wilson)

Pendeen: 2 Lapland Bunting over calling. (P Combridge)

Portheras: Yellow-browed Warbler still. (A Bayly)

Rose Valley: 1 Water Rail. (P Combridge)

Newlyn: 1 summer plumage Great Northern Diver in the harbour by the haul out slip. (M Jones)

St Just: Ringtail Hen Harrier  Bog Inn, St Just. (S Williams)

Sancreed: Black Redstart and Brambling. (D Flumm)

Geevor Mine: 2 Black Redstart, 25 Meadow Pipit, 30 Goldfinch. (D Flumm)

Black Redstart – Dave Flumm

Black Redstart – Dave Flumm

Levant Mine: 2 Chough, 20 Meadow Pipit. (D Flumm)

Crowan Beacon: 1 Woodcock, 200 Golden Plover, 1 Peregrine. (C Benton)

Copperhouse Creek, Hayle: 1 Ruff, 1 Grey Plover, 7 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 3 Little Egret. (J Branscombe)

St Erth: Cattle Egret with 9 Little Egret in cattle field off Tredrea Lane. (M Spicer)

Godrevy Head: 1 Snow Bunting still and 2 Shoveler at Gwithian Pool. (R Copeland)

Snow Bunting – Robert Copeland

St Ives: 1 Black Redstart (J Morgan)

Windmill Farm: Marsh Harrier, Black Redstart. (D Wright)

Soapy Cove: 7 Chough, Black Redstart and a Merlin. (D Wright)

Port Navas: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank. (D Collins)

Pendower to Portscatho: 8 Great Northern Diver (2 in summer plumage), 10 Common Scoter (2 m, 8 f), 9 Guillemot, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank still. (B Toms)

Penryn River: 1 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 13 Curlew, 19 Turnstone and 35 Redshank. (D Raffle)

Newquay: Water Rail this morning on Newquay Golf Course. (D Kendle)

Towan Head: Great Northern Diver in the bay. Also female Merlin and 3 Purple Sandpiper at the point. (M Lammas, T Carne)

Newlyn Downs (St Newlyn East): 23 Yellowhammer (L Sampson)

Mawgan Porth: 10 Wigeon, 13 Teal, 1 Barnacle Goose (poss hybrid), 2 Shoveler, 65 Canada Geese, 1 Little Egret, 6 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 1 Snipe. (J Howells) In addition, 12 Wigeon, 42 Teal, Little Grebe, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 21 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto)

Park Head: 1 Snipe, 20 Golden Plover, 32 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 4 Blackbird, 6 Chaffinch, 7 Song Thrush, 15 Meadow Pipit, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Corn Bunting, 1 Mistle Thrush, Lapwing, Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Crugmeer: 1 Short-eared Owl (D Eva)

Castle An Dinas /Dennis Farm: 153 Meadow Pipit, 23 Skylark, 11 Stonechat, 56 House Sparrow, 4 Yellowhammer, 7 Dunnock,142 Goldfinch, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Jay, 100 Fieldfare, 178 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 11 Coal Tit, 3 Stock Dove, 111 Rook, 56 Carrion Crow, 8 Raven,15 Goldcrest, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 m Blackcap, 1 Firecrest, 1000+ Starling, 250+ Chaffinch, 1 Red Admiral. (S Grose)

Blackacre: 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Water Rail, 1 Woodcock, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 48 Linnet. (S Grose)

Rialton Barton: 1 Nuthatch, 3 Yellowhammer, 9 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Harrowbarrow: 50 Linnets, 1 Fieldfare, 10 Blackbird, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Goldfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Robin, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 4 House Sparrow, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Pheasant, 2 Magpie, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Starling (not seen in the garden for a number of years), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Mistle Thrush in a private garden. (G Roberts)

Torpoint: 20+ Dunlin and 40+ Turnstone (D Sharp)

Millbrook: 2 Mute swan, 7 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1  Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6+ Mediterranean Gull (including 1 German ringed bird ATPZ), 6 Redshank, 1 Little Egret. (D Sharp)

Anderton: 1 Egyptian Goose. (D Sharp)

Egyptian Goose – Deena Sharp

Rame Head: 4 Raven, 2 Kestrel, 5 Cirl Bunting, 20+ Meadow Pipit. (D Sharp)

Cirl Bunting – Deena Sharp

Truro: The Meadow Pipit continues to visit our small private garden daily. A new nest box installed yesterday has already been visited by two Great Tits and a Blue Tit – promising for the spring. (K & J Mortimore)

Lanner towards Carharrack: Starling murmuration, possibly a few thousand 4.30pm (E Harris)