Sunday 30th October

Late news, 29/10, Penzance: Drake Eider off Chyandour early afternoon. (D King)

Late news, 29/10, St Levan: 4-5 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Merlin, 1 Jack Snipe, 5 Snipe, 1 Lapland Bunting, 450 Chaffinch, 60 Skylark. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 29/10, Sennen Quarry Pool: 1 Siberian chiffchaff, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 29/10 Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Late news, 29/10, Land’s End: 1 Cattle Egret flew N in early morning, 1 Black Redstart.

Late News, 29/10, Nanjizal Valley: 1 Pallas’s Warbler.

Late news, 29/10, Mousehole: 1 Dusky Warbler on Love Lane 200yds N of Bird Hospital (+2 Yellow-browed Warbler).

Hayle Estuary: 1 Franklin’s Gull on Lelant Saltings. (R Farnes, S Rogers, R Augarde, T Wilson, J Chapple)) Later seen in Carbis Bay. Also imm Spoonbill still, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Greenshank. (T Wilson)


Franklins’ Gull,


photos by Rod Farnes

Video by Richard Augarde


Video by John Chapple

Porthgwarra: 1 Pallas’s Warbler. (D Eva, M Wallace, R&L Wilkins, R Augarde, B. Mellow) 1 Barred Warbler in blackthorn/pines N side of Dolphin House. (M Wallace) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Dartford Warbler still in pond area late afternoon. (D. Eva)

Land’s End: 1 Cattle Egret, 6 Black Redstart, 1 Dusky Warbler, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler (2 in car park bushes, 1 along cycle track). (P St Pierre, R&L Wilkins, R Augarde, B. Mellow) Also 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Firecrest, 30 Fieldfare, 200 Redwing, 2 Chough. (P St Pierre) 1 Swallow. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Marazion Marsh: 10000+ Starling off the roost, 1 Heron spearfishing. (A James – photos) Also Siberian Chiffchaff, Curlew Sandpiper. on Venton Beach.

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Sconner, Torpoint: 1 adult Spoonbill 2.30pm. (M Buckle, R Gould)

The Lizard: 10,000+ Starling feeding on cliffs at Church Cove near Lifeboat station at 9am. Several smaller flocks of Starling over Lizard village later in the morning. (D King) Also at Church Cove, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I Maclean) 1 imm Black Redstart, 7500+ Starling at Lizard Point. (R Veal)

Predannack Wollas: 100-200 Golden Plover over late morning flying south. (D King)

Stithians Reservoir: c90 Wigeon, c35 Mallard, 3 f type Pintail, 4 Shoveler, 9+ Teal, 2 Lapwing, 80+ Fieldfare. (D Chaney)

Porthleven: 2 Black Redstart. (I Maclean)

Carminowe Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I Maclean)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel in Trenow Cove mid-afternoon. (I Maclean)

College Reservoir: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper still. Also Marsh Tit. (B Porter)

Coverack, Treleaver to Beagles Point: 2 Raven, 2 Peregrine hitting Sparrows, 5 Snipe. Also Kestrel, Linnet and plenty of Gannet diving. (W Chegwidden)

Porth Joke: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 30 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 25 Blackbird, 20 Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch, 40 Chaffinch. (S Rowe)

Porthcurnick Beach, Portscatho: 1 Red-necked Grebe & 1 Great Northern Diver still.

Looe: m Black Redstart.

Nanjizal: Siberian Chiffchaff. Also 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (possibly of an eastern form) trapped & ringed.

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (possibly of an eastern form) still. (J Ryan)

Camel Estuary: 1 Dalmatian Pelican still. Also several thousand Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, Redshank, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Curlew, Lapwing, Black Tailed Godwit, numerous Mediterranean Gulls, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Little Egret, 6+ Common Gulls, Buzzard, Goldcrest, Otter, Weasel. (W Delacour)



Falmouth, Pendennis Point to Castle Beach: 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Oystercatcher and 1 Cormorant. Also 1m Sparrowhawk and 2m Blackcap in private garden. (E Tackley)

Nanquidno: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chough. (P St Pierre)

Crows-an-Wra: 4 Swallow over A30 near Friends’ Burial Ground at 10am. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Crowdy Reservoir: 31 Raven in evening. (A Bond)

cjb & pt

Friday 21st October 2016

Late news, 18/10, Lelant: 2 Firecrest at West Cornwall Golf Course near St Uny’s Church (S Turner)

Further photos, 18/10, Godrevy Point: Further photos of yesterday’s Isabelline Wheatear, the first in Cornwall since 1996

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Isabelline Wheatear – Rod Farnes

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Video by John Chapple.
Lelant: 2/3 Firecrest, half way down Brewey Lane near new bungalow from 4 October and still present on 20th. (S Turner)

Lizard Point: 1 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 1 Redpoll flyovers, Great Northern Diver passing offshore. (D Collins)

Church Cove: 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Redwing. (D Collins)

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel still. (R Holmes, S Carr, N Truby)

North Cliffs:1 Dartford Warbler and 1 Peregrine (JH & K Dalziel)

Trevilley: 1 Whinchat (M Scott-Ham)

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest, 15 Chough (M Scott-Ham)

Carn Les Boel: 1 Snow Bunting, 1 Wheatear and 1 Peregrine (M Scott-Ham)

Carn Gloose: 1 Merlin (M Scott-Ham)

St. Gothian Sands NR: 5 Spoonbill circling over reserve at 17.15 hrs then headed NE, also 1 Pink-Footed Goose still. (J Bowen)

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Pink-footed Goose, Spoonbill – J Bowen

RSPB Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 5 Common Scoter, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 234 Gannet, 1 Shag, 1 Kittiwake, 9 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Herring Gull, 35 Great Black-backed Gull, 31 Razorbill, 16 Guillemot, 53 auk sp. and 2 Grey Wagtail. (DK Parker, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

RSPB Wildlife Cruise, Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 Manx Shearwater, 303 Gannet, 4 Kittiwake, 3 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 22 Herring Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 23 Razorbill, 5 Guillemot, 15 auk sp plus 29 Common Dolphin. (DK Parker, P & H Taylor)

Treverva: 5 Fieldfare, c.40 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush (D Chaney)

Bartinney Down: I female Kestrel, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk and pair of Buzzard. (A James)

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Kestrel, Long-tailed Tit and Grey Heron – Alan James

Hayle estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field:  1 Spoonbill, 1 Little Egret (A James)


Spoonbill and Little Egret ‘Come dance with me …’ , Alan James

Godrevy Point: 1 Wheatear sp. between the furthest car park and the cliffs, 4 Snow Bunting. (P Fletcher) Also 3 Lapland Bunting reported.

Polgigga: 1 Barnacle Goose feeding in field between Higher Bosistow & Faraway Cottage in evening. (H Bradshaw). Also 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling at 08.00 flying with a Common Starling from Faraway Cottage north over Bosistow Farmhouse. Later returned to Faraway Cottage (H Bradshaw, M Wallace) Plus 1 Great Grey Shrike at 11.00 flew east over Nanjizal Valley landing in Faraway Cottage garden very briefly and then continuing east towards Covean Pool with retinue of scolding pipits and wagtails. (H Bradshaw).

Porth Joke: 1 Barred Warbler (showing well late afternoon to the right of the path in hedge beyond the last group of trees). Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 5 Redwing, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest. (S Rowe and T Carson)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Siberian Stonechat on the golf course inland of the car park. (A Harris)

Men-an-Tôl: 110 Golden Plover in a field and about 250 in flight. (R Butts)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, also 1 Lapland Bunting in bulb field at west end. (N Wheatley)

Nanquidno: 2 Woodlark at Boscregan Farm. (N Wheatley)

Land’s End: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, plus 1 fly-over Serin and 1 fly-over Lapland Bunting. (P Combridge)

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Navax Point: 4 Lapland Bunting by coast path.

Camel Estuary: 1 Dalmatian Pelican still off Rock.

LOST: 1 Leica binocular rainguard lost in Nanquidno, Nanjulian or Aire Point area. If found please contact David Hall,

djc + tdm


Friday 26th August 2016

Late news, 25/8, Gunwalloe: 1 Barred Warbler and 1 Wryneck. (S Bury)

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Late photos, 25/8, Towan Head: 1 juv Peregrine. (P Blatchford)

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Polgigga, Raftra Farm: 1 juv Citrine Wagtail still. (J Ryan, R Farnes, P&C Brewster)

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Bude, Maer Lake: 2 Ruff,  1 Curlew Sandpiper,  1 Little Stint, c.20 Black-tailed Godwit and 15+ Dunlin. (H Kendall, B Bryne)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper on N side with 60 Dunlin then all flew W at c10:30 am, also 3 Common Sandpiper. Lelant Saltings: 31 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, c40 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 1 Med Gull. (R Veal)

Devoran: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 157 Curlew, 170 Redshank, 24 Oystercatcher, 32 Dunlin, 4 Whimbrel, 10 Greenshank, 2 Green Woodpecker ( D. Eva )

Stithians Reservoir: 5 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 1 Curlew. All viewed from 7.15 to 9am. The Wood Sandpipers had been roosting on the bank opposite the hide but started to disperse after 8am as they began to feed. (J St Ledger)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Curlew Sandpiper back on Carnsew this evening also 1 Knot. Lelant Saltings: 4 Greenshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff. (DK Parker)

St. Levan: 1 juv type Marsh Harrier 9.30, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, c.30 Chiffchaff, c.12 Willow Warbler, 6 Whitethroat and 2 Sedge Warber. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 58 Canada Goose, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin and 1 Kingfisher. (S Rowe)

Gunwalloe Church Cove: 4 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Wheatear on the golf course. (G Adams)

RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise sightings: (Penzance to Wolf Rock) 83 Gannet,11 Manx Shearwater,1 Fulmar,1 Sooty Shearwater,1 Eider,3 Common Dolphin and 1 Harbour Porpoise. (Wolf Rock to Penzance) 127 Gannet,48 Manx Shearwater,4 Razorbill,2 Fulmar,2 Sooty Shearwater,1 Storm Petrel,1 pale-phase Arctic Skua,1 Ocean Sunfish and 86 Common Dolphin. (Wolf Rock to Scilly) 14 Gannet,1 Storm Petrel,10 Common Dolphin and 1 Harbour Porpoise.(Scilly to Wolf Rock) 63 Gannet,7 Manx Shearwater,2 Sandwich Tern,8 Common Dolphin and 6 Harbour Porpoise.  (DAConway and BDodd)

Devoran, Restronguet Creek: 1 Dalmatian Pelican still, plus 130+ Redshank, 9 Greenshank, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 ( possibly 3 ) Curlew Sandpiper and 24 Dunlin. (M May)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.


Thursday 25th August 2016

Porthgwarra: 1 Barred Warbler (M Wallace) also 3 Whitethroat.

Polgigga, Raftra Farm: 1 juv Citrine Wagtail (M Wallace), 2 Dotterel over this afternoon. (R Wilkins)

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Siblyback Reservoir: 1 juv Little Stint, 3 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 3 juv Little Ringed Plover, 9 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Garden Warbler heard, 2 Common Sandpiper, House Martins, Swallows, Little Grebes, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 2 f Shoveler, 5 Teal,15+ Pied Wagtail, Goldfinches, Linnets, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Sandpiper and 6 Grey Heron. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Wigeon, 47 Teal, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Knot, 4 Dunlin, 4 Greenshank and 6 Med Gull on Lelant Saltings. 1 Dunlin on Carnsew Basin. 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Grey Wagtail on Copperhouse Creek. 1 Greenshank on Ryan’s Field. (T Mills, MJ Spicer)

Devoran, Restronguet Creek: 1 Dalmatian Pelicanalso 12 Turnstone and 30 Redshank. (P & C Brewster)

Perranuthnoe:1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again and 1 Whimbrel at Boat Cove.

St Just-in-Roseland: 1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Sandwich Tern. (P & C Brewster)

Helston boating lake: 1 Dipper. (T McGowan)

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Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper at 8:30am. (J St Ledger)

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Maer Lake: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 1 Common Sandpiper, 18 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 41 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Curlew and 4 juv Shelduck; 1 Yellow Wagtail overhead. (S Green)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 13 Mallard, 2 Teal, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 16 Moorhen, 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 1 Stonechat plus 1 young, 1 Whinchat, 1 Crossbill, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Cetti’s Warbler,  Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

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Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin and 2 Common Sandpiper. (DK Parker)



Saturday 31st October 2015

Late news, 30/10, Treraven Meadows: 1 Great White Egret. (video Will Delacour)

Marazion: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel firstly on beach (D Eva, R Davey, R Veal) and then seen calling and  flying high over coast path east and inland at 08.55. (T Mills) Later, 1 Black Redstart, 3 Little Egret, 15 Sanderling, 4 Ringed Plover, 13 Turnstone. (D Flumm) 2 Firecrest at Plain an Gwarry. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Gulval: 1 Grey Wagtail in yard opposite Boscathnoe Reservoir. (P Johnstone)

St Levan Churchtown: 1 Barred Warbler, 1 Rose-coloured Starling, 2 Woodlark over, 1 Snow Bunting, 1 Black Redstart, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, flock on Linnet in adjacent field, Chaffinches and Bramblings over. (M Ahmad, J Ryan, D Eva, J Chapple, T Mills, J Hawkey, K Dalziel, M Jones, et al) Also 3 Peacock and 5 Small Copper butterflies, 2 Silver-Y moths, (T Mills), 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly (D Eva) 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (M Wallace) 20 Common Dolphin. (D Balmer)

video by John Chapple

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Porthcurno: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 14 Chiffchaff and 1 Blackcap. (M Ahmad, J Ryan) Also 1 Black Redstart. (M Jones)

St Ives: 1 Tree Sparrow again and 1 Short-eared Owl. (T Harrison)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Kingfisher and c 50 Meadow Pipit. (R Veal) Also 4 Mute Swan, 33 Teal, 9 Wigeon, 16 Mallard, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 27 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 5 Snipe, 1 Swallow, 10,000+ Starling and 2 Stonechat. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Lelant Saltings:2w Rng-billed Gull, 3 Grey Plover, c125 Lapwing, 2 Kingfisher and 2 Spoonbill. Carnsew Pool: 4 Mediterranean Gull. (R Veal)

Newquay: 3 Black Redstart briefly on Thomas Rd surgery roof, also somewhat oddly 2 Grey Wagtail briefly on surgery roof. (D Mays)

Sancreed: 2 Black Redstart, 1 continental Coal Tit, 3 Firecrest, 26 Goldcrest, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Siskin, 1 Little Egret west, 7 Snipe, 20 Redwing, 7 Fieldfare and 2 Stonechat. (D Flumm)

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Carminowe Valley: 1 Pallas’s Warbler, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Kuggar: 1 Swallow. (I Maclean)

Gwendreath: 3 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Carleon Cove: 1 Water Pipit and 1 ad Mediterranean Gull. (I Maclean)

Poltesco: 2 Firecrest, 1 continental race Coal Tit and 1 Stoat. (I Maclean)

Lizard Village: 3 Black Redstart. (I Maclean)

Church Cove: 1 continental Coal Tit and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I Maclean)

New Polzeath: 1 Black Redstart. (T Davies)

Trevescan: 2 House Martin.

Camel Trail: 1 Cattle Egret at Pinkson Creek. (W Delacour)

video by Will Delcour

Falmouth, Swanpool NR: 2 Firecrest. Trescobeas area: 1 f Black Redstart. (J St Ledger)

Dodman Point: 1 m Ring Ouzel, 14m + 2 f Bullfinch, 16 Long-tailed Tit and 16 Goldcrest. (P Kemp)

Bude: 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail in estuary 2 Robin, 16 Meadow Pipit 1 Cormorant along coast path 14 Oystercatchers 3 Great Black-backed Gull c20 Herring gulls 1 cormorant on beach near Lynstone. (H Wilkins)

Stithians Reservoir:  3 Green Sandpiper together from the SH hide. (D Chaney)

Treverva: c.300 Redwing over. (D Chaney)

Sennen Cove: 1 Great Northern Diver. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Nanjizal: Ringed 90 today, including 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 14 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 32 Goldcrest and 1 Firecrest, also 1 Blyth’s Pipit over. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthgwarra: 1 Wheatear plus a large finch movement including 2 Hawfinch, few Brambling,  Siskin plus 3555 Chaffinch this morning. (D Balmer)

Boswednack: 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Fieldfare and 2 Bullfinch. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Scillonian Crossing: 2 Sooty Shearwater and 4 Balearic Shearwater.

St Agnes, Beacon Hill: 1 Black Redstart.

Rinsey: 1 Short-eared Owl and flock of c100 Linnet. (J Hillier)

Pednavounder: 2 Swallow. (M Nattrass)


Friday 30th October 2015

Marazion, Little London beach: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel, still present at about 4.30, alone, spending time at cliff base as well as at shoreline.

Video by John Chapple

Video by Richard Augarde



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Millbrook Lake: 3 Mediterranean Gull. (B Rankine)

Rame: 2 Firecrest at Church Gate. Rame Head: 6 Yellowhammer and 2 Black Redstart at Rame Farm. (B Rankine)

Charlestown: 1 Firecrest. (D Hastilow)

Camel Trail: 1 Great White Egret in marshes at confluence of rivers Allen and Camel. (N McBreen)

Treraven Meadows:Great White Egret (presumed same as above), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Wigeon, Teal, Shelduck, Red Legged Partridge, Black Tailed Godwit, Goldfinch, Goldcrest and Cormorant. (W Delacour)

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest with 4 Goldcrest. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 2 Spoonbill. (A James) Estuary: 2 Mediterranean Gull and 50 Lapwing. (R Veal)

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Callestick:  1 Firecrest, still present in my garden (T Wilson)

Bude: 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Heron, 52 Black-headed Gull,1 Meadow Pipit  in estuary; 1 Wren in Efford cottage garden; 2 Cormorant on cliff; 1 Cormorant over, 1 Kestrel and 12 Meadow Pipit on coast path; 7 Oystercatcher, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Herring Gull on beach below Efford down. (H Wilkins)

Sennen Cove: 1 Little Egret again this morning east of the lifeboat station. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Land’s End: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Polgigga: 12 Woodlark in fields along Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 1 Dartford Warbler, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Black Redstart and 2 Firecrest. (M Wallace)

St Levan Churchtown: 1 Serin with finch flock west of Gray Gables; 1 Barred Warbler by church car park, also 1 Snow Bunting, 1 Black Redstart and 2 Short-eared Owl. (M Wallace)

Botallack: 5 Balearic Shearwater past. (D Balmer)

Morvah: 1 Black Redstart. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise, Penzance-Wolf Rock & return: 15 Black-headed Gull, 3 Mute Swan, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 192 Gannet, 5 Guillemot, 10 Razorbill, 2 Great Skua, 11 Kittiwake, 3 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater and 10 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock-St Marys & return: 16 Gannet, 6 Razorbill, 2 Great Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Kittiwake and 5 Common Dolphin. (PTaylor & M Elliot)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 Merlin and 2 House Martin. (D Balmer)


Tuesday 20th October 2015

Late news, 17/10, Bottalack: 1 1w m Pied Wheatear. (A Davey)

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Late news, 19/10, Porthgwarra: 1 probable White’s Thrush seen briefly but not relocated. (M Southam & D Lewis)

Late news, 19/10, Bude: 4 Grey Wagtail near Summerleaze Beach and 1 Merlin and 4 Wheatear near Compass Point. (H Wilkins)

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Porthgwarra: 1 Brown Shrike by dried-up pond. (D Appleton et al) Also 3 Dartford Warbler. (J St Ledger, D Parker)

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Rame Head: 1 Barred Warbler seen briefly. (S Tucker)

Nanjizal: 95 ringed today, including 1 Pallas’s Warbler, 39 Blackcap, 23 Goldcrest, 3 Firecrest, and 14 Chiffchaff, also 70+ Fieldfare and 1 Brambling over. (K Wilson/M Grantham)

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Men-an-Tol: 1 Dartford Warbler, 200 mixed Fieldfare & Redwing, 20 Blackbird flying together & feeding, 4 Whinchat and 20 Stonechat. (S Russ) Also 1 Hen Harrier in to roost at 18.20. (J St Ledger)

Carn Galver: 2 Ring Ouzel, 4 Golden Plover and 1 Hen Harrier roosted at 18.05. (J St Ledger)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Whimbrel. (J St Ledger)

Crowdy Reservoir: Flocks of 15 and 24 Crossbills plus 1 Water Rail. (AJ Bond)

Longrock: 1 Short-eared Owl high over the village, mobbed by corvids and drifted off north west. (DK Parker)

Land’s End: 1 Short-eared Owl. (P&H Taylor)

Penberth Cove: 2 Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Cot Valley: 1 Barred Warbler and 1 Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler also 2 Firecrest at Plain an Gwarry. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 Spoonbill again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Levan: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling this evening in carpark again.

Porthleven: 2 Chough in coastal field 400m west. (M Pegrum)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 14 Ringed Plover and 9 Turnstone at high tide roost and 1 Kingfisher. (T Mills)