Thursday 16th September 2021

Kynance – Soapy Cove: 1 Wryneck (Soapy Cove), 1 Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, 2 Tree Pipit, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Dartford Warbler (T Phelps)

Land’s End: juvenile RosyStarling went to roost with c25 Common Starling just south of Swingates at 19.10. (T Phelps)

Mullion Golf Course: 13 Chough. (D Scoble)

Siblyback Lake:  2 Heron , 7 Coot , 36 Little Grebe , 2 Great Crested Grebe , 43 Teal , 2 Pintail , 2 Tufted Duck . 10 Ringed Plover , 7 Dunlin , 1 Turnstone , 2 Greenshank, 1 Black- tailed Godwit , 2 Ruff , 7 Wheatear. ( K. Pellow )

Ruff. Keith Pellow

Ruff. Keith Pellow

Nanjizal:1 (f/imm) Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk; 2 Kestrel; 6 Common Buzzard, 3 Wheatears & 2 Whinchats (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Helston Loe Pool: 2 Osprey, 20 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Cormorant, 5 Chiffchaff. (A Tomkins)

Osprey. Andrew Tomkins

Osprey. Andrew Tomkins

Siblyback Reservoir: 10 Ringed Plover , 2 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (G. Blinch)

Land’s End: 5 Kestrel, 3 Wheatear, c50 Swallow. Also Migrant Hawker dragonfly. (D Flumm)

Migrant Hawker. Dave Flumm

Swallow juveniles. Dave Flumm

Swallow juveniles. Dave Flumm

Hayle Millpool: Wood Sandpiper. Viewed from road running parallel to pool by first life belt . (P Brinton)

Wood Sandpiper. Mike Spicer

Hayle Estuary: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Little Stint, 3 Black tailed Godwit (P St Pierre, S Murnan)

Black-tailed Godwit. Steve Murnan

Hayle Carnsew pool: 28 Dunlin, 8 juvenile Ringed Plover, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Great-Crested Grebe, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Little Stint, 1 Knot, 2 Greenshank, 4 Wheatear (M Webb, G Jones)

Ringed Plover. Martin Webb

Dunlin. Martin Webb

Rock Pipit. Martin Webb

Sancreed: 1 juv Red-backed Shrike for 6th day, plus 6 White Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Pendeen: 1 Barred Warbler, juvenile at Portheras, 1 Wryneck, 2 Whinchat (P Combridge, S Williams)

Wryneck, Steve Williams

Wryneck, Steve Williams

Wryneck. Steve Williams

Drift Reservoir: 2 Teal, 1 Peregrine, 1 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin,  1 Wheatear, 10 White Wagtail. (D Flumm, R Chiffers)

Peregrine. Robin Chiffers

Peregrine. Robin Chiffers

Dunlin. Robin Chiffers

St Ives Harbour: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit 09.10h (G Jones).

Mount Hawke: 97 Starling on overhead wires at 08.55. (RB & PC Girling)

Late submission, 15/9, Crowdy Reservoir: 1 juv. Cuckoo in car park, (T Young)

Late submission, 15/9, Hayle Estuary: 76 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Little Egret, c70 Black-headed gulls, 4 Black- tailed Godwit, c30 Curlew, 150+ Canada Geese, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Magpie, 1 Ruff, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Robin, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Moorhen, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Buzzard, c150 Teal, c30 Oystercatcher, 2 House Sparrow, 4 Cormorant, 2 Mallard, 3 Shelduck, 1 Knot, 4 Grey Heron, c90 Wigeon, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Great Black-backed Gull.  (M Ahmad, J. Goodair)

Late photo, 15/9, Pendeen: 

Wryneck, Mashuq Ahmad

Late photo, 15/9, Hayle, Millpond:

Wood Sandpiper, Mashuq Ahmad

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Friday 27th August 2021

St Agnes Head: 1 Wryneck & 1 Whinchat this morning. (D Curtis) 1 juv Barred Warbler in small quarry on head, though elusive at 6:40pm. (G Lawlor)

Helston: White Stork with ring number GB7M near Helston Boating Lake at 6pm. (M & J Street)

Kingsmill lake: 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 3 juv Knot, 21 Greenshank, 10 juv Black-tailed Godwit, 40+ Redshank, 8 Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin, 13 Teal, ad Sandwich Tern & 24 Little Egret (P Kemp)

Devoran: 1 juv Osprey perched in the tree opposite Devoran Quay this evening. (D Carrier)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Osprey. (Birdguides)

Nanjizal: 2 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Wryneck, 26 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Redstart, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 13 Reed Warbler, 28 Whitethroat, 8 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 14 Sedge Warbler and 2 Grasshopper Warbler trapped and ringed. Also 7 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 8 Tree Pipit over. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson, R Veal)

Caerthillian: 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 20 Whitethroat, 1 Tree Pipit. (D Eva)

Land’s End: 11 Whinchat, Wheatear, 5 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Tree Pipit, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. Also c100 Small Tortoiseshell, c40 Red Admiral, c10 Painted Lady, c60 Large White, c20 Small White. (D Flumm, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Nanquidno: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit. Also 1 Stoat, 21 Small Tortoiseshell, 86 Red Admiral but only 1 Painted Lady. (D Flumm, P Fraser)

Windmill Farm: Hobby, Lesser Whitethroat. (D Wright)

Porth Joke: 1 Hobby, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 2 Reed Warbler, 9 Willow Warbler. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir (from hide): 1 juv Little Ringed Plover, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, Snipe and 2 Lapwing. (T Wilson) Also a group of 9 Ringed Plover flew in briefly. (R Augarde, T Mills)

Pendeen: 1 Golden Plover, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Curlew, 15 Tree Pipit, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Whinchat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Common Redstart, 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Balearic Shearwater. (K Aspden, A Bayly, P Combridge, Birdguides)

Lowland Point, Coverack: 1 Wheatear, 8+ Sand Martin, 2 Whitethroat, c4 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2+ Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and 1 Slow Worm. (D Beadle)

Foxhole: 1 Whinchat, 2 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 17 Teal. (B Bosisto, J Howells)

Whinchat – Josh Howells

Whinchat – Josh Howells

Par Beach Pool: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 200 Swallow, 3 Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto, J Howells, G Barter)

Lizard Point: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, Storm Petrel, 2 Pied Flycatcher. (Birdguides)

Cot Valley: 3 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 8 Tree Pipit, 13 Whitethroat, 4 Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail, 3 Common Sandpiper. (Birdguides, N Wheatley)

Kenidjack: 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit. (Birdguides)

Sennen Cove: 1 Pied Flycatcher in front gardens at S end of Maria’s Lane. (Birdguides)

Looe: 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, c150 Gannet. (D Julian)

Colliford Lake, 10.30-13.15: 2 Buzzard, 1 female Kestrel, 2 Raven, 8 Magpie, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Great-Crested Grebe, 9 Cormorant, c100 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Canada Geese, 2 Greenshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 5 Willow Warbler, 15 Pied Wagtail, 30+ Linnet, 40 + Swallow, 7 Stonechat, 1 Green Woodpecker,
5 Common Darter, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Common Blue, 2 Large White, 2 Wall, 40+ Small Tortoiseshell (M & R Frost)

Late Submission, 26/8/21, Penlee Battery NR: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (D Allan)

Late Submission, 26/8/21, Porthtowan: 1 Whinchat, 1 Sedge Warbler. (L Sampson)

Friday 9th October 2020

Late news, 8/10, Pendeen: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Bojewyan Stennack. (A Bayly)

Late news, 8./0, Trevail Valley: 5 Blackcaps, 4, Chiffchaffs, a very poorly Common Buzzard, Grey Heron, 2 Firecrests, 2 Choughs. (V Stratton)

Late news, 8/10, Prussia Cove: 1 Kingfisher, 6 Turnstone. (K Wrigley)

Kenidjack: Red-eyed Vireo still present but mobile in the area around the last house. Also, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chough, Peregrine (M Warren, N May, R Archer et al)

Tregeseal: 2 Firecrest. (M Ahmad)

Nanjizal Valley: Radde’s Warbler, Bluethroat, Barred Warbler and 8 Yellow-browed Warbler ringed this morning on a private site. Please keep to public rights of way. (J Ryan)

Porthgwarra: 90 Golden Plover, 3 Skylark (my first of the autumn), Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest, 3 Siskin, Jay, 2 Chough. Others had Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Firecrest, 3 Siskin. (D Flumm)

Golden Plover – Dave Flumm

Bosistow: 3w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Ahmad)

Penberth: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest. (P St Pierre)

Treen: 1 Reed Warbler (P St Pierre)

Porthcurno: 2 Firecrest (P St Pierre)

Land’s End: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler south of car park, Brambling over. (M Warren)

Little Kelynack: 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff. (C Moore)

Drift Reservoir: Tufted Duck, Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Bar-tailed Godwit (for 20th day), Med Gull. (D Flumm)

Stithians Reservoir: Osprey flying low northwards at southern end of the Lake at 2.20 p.m. (R Smith)

Downderry: (0740-0910) 2 Common Scoters, Red-throated Diver, 52 Gannet, 16 Kittiwake and a Mediterranean Gull. (A Payne)

Kingsmill Lake: 2 Avocet, 17 Greenshank, 27 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Plover, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 40+ Dunlin, 750+ Black-headed Gull, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull & 1 juvenile Curlew Sandpiper (P Kemp)

Windmill Farm: Green Sandpiper (D Wright)

Treleaver, Coverack: 2 Peregrine, Siskin over (D Wright)

Pendower: 2 Great Northern Diver (1 in near summer plumage), 4 Swallow (over). Also 1 Bluefin Tuna, breaching, a pod of 20+ Common Dolphin and 2 Harbour Porpoise (J St Ledger)

Hayle Estuary: Little Gull amongst Black-headed (one foreign metal ringed) and a Mediterranean Gull. 4.00pm (C Richards) Spotted Redshank and the 7 Pink-footed Geese on the Hayle Estuary at 09.30 this morning. (B Cooper)

Morval, Nr. Looe: 20+ Red-legged Partridges (probably game birds newly released for shooting). (D Sharp)

Porthilly: 1 Merlin being mobbed by Jackdaws. (S Grose)

Wadebridge, Trewornan: 111 Mediterranean Gull following the plough. (S Grose)

Downderry (0740-0845): 5 Common Scoters, 1 Great Northern Diver, 84 Gannets, 10 Balearic Shearwaters, 4 Mediterranean Gulls and 44 Kittiwakes. (A Payne)

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Monday 21st September 2020

Late News, 20/09, Pendeen Watch: ringtail Hen Harrier (G Jones)

Late News, 19/09, Buttermilk Hill: 1 Short-eared Owl. (V Stratton)

Late News, 20/09, Buttermilk Hill: 1 Barred Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear, 9 Stonechat, 7 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 22 Curlew, 47 Meadow Pipit, 16 Swallow. (V Stratton)

Porthgwarra: Adult Tawny Pipit on the coast path north of Halfway Wall but constantly being flushed by walkers. Also, c.40 Meadow Pipit, 2 ‘Flava’ Wagtail, 15 Wheatear, Lapland Bunting, c200 Linnet, Siskins heard only, 2 Chough, 4 Kestrel, 3 Sparrowhawk. (D Flumm) Firecrest at Trevean Pool. (S Stanbury) Also, Wryneck (close to ruins), Yellow Wagtail, Juv Hobby, Clouded Yellow, Bottle-nosed Dolphin, Harbour Porpoise, Bluefin Tuna. (M Scott-ham)

Tawny Pipit – Dave Flumm

Tawny Pipit – Dave Flumm

Tawny Pipit – Dave Flumm

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Baird’s Sandpiper still at Tempest. (P Fraser) Great White Egret on Ryans Field. (T Polglas et al) Also, 1 Hummingbird Hawk-moth. (T Parrell)

Great White Egret – Marlene Rouncefield

Great White Egret – Tom Polglase

Great White Egret – Marlene Rouncefield

 

Curlew – Tom Parell

Hummingbird Hawk-moth – Tom Parrell

Godrevy: Semipalmated Sandpiper, also 1 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Knot, Greenshank. (T Mabbett)

Reawla: 1 Wood Warbler. (T Polglase)

Nanjizal: Wryneck at Faraway Cottage. (M Wallace) Black Kite in stubble field to north of the valley. (D Flumm) 151 ringed including 29 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 91 Blackcap, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Stonechat, 1 Kingfisher. Overhead: Black Kite, Great Egret, 8 Yellow Wagtail (1 possible Grey-headed). (P Roseveare)

Skewjack: Black Kite and Red Kite circling high between here and Ardensawah, Raftra. (P Clement, P Taylor, D Eva)

Raftra: 1 Wryneck (D Eva)

Bolventor: White Stork over the A30. (K Doleman)

Penzance: 5 Mediterranean Gull with c.30 Black-headed Gull over Tesco. (D Flumm)

St Agnes Beacon: Red Kite & Marsh Harrier over. (G Lawlor)

Land’s End: Wryneck still present at Trinity Loop, Whinchat, Sparrowhawk, Chough, Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 5 Stonechat. (J Hawkey) Also, 3 Whinchat. (J St Ledger)

Whinchat – John St Ledger

Drift Reservoir: Shoveler, Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 5 Wigeon, 2 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, c300 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin. (D Flumm) Also 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (M Ahmad)

Bar-tailed Godwit – Mushaq Ahmad

Bar-tailed Godwit – Mushaq Ahmad

Bar-tailed Godwit – Mushaq Ahmad

Sancreed: Wheatear, Tree Pipit, Blackcap, Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, one of which plucked a black and white feral pigeon from the air. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno Downs: Ad male Hobby and Whinchat. (M Scott-ham)

Church Cove, The Lizard: dead Short-eared Owl on approach to the lifeboat station.  Very deep wound at side of body just below base of wing, possibly talon-inflicted.  (M and A Lord)

Windmill Farm: 3 Whinchat. (D Wright)

Treleaver (near Black Head, Coverack):  2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Common Scorer, 1 Vagrant Emperor, 1 Common Hawker and 1 Clouded Yellow (D Wright)

Gweek: 1 Osprey over at 08:25. (P Tolchard)

Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 71 Redshank, 40 Curlew, 18 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Chiffchaff. (A Nicholson)

Pendower Beach: 5 Whimbrel, 24 Oystercatcher. (L Bosisto)

Gribben Head: 12 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 4 Blackcap, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Peregrine, 30 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Clouded Yellow. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Kingsmill Lake: Osprey flew toward Tamar at midday, 4 Knot, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 84 Curlew, 1 Lapwing (M Beer) Also, Osprey at 1210 a bird flew over, harried by gulls, then off up the Tamar. 2 Great Crested Grebe and a Marsh Tit. (R & A Smaldon)

Landulph: Great White Egret a bird flew in from the eastward at about 1030. It appeared to drop into the marsh but could not be relocated.  (R & A Smaldon)

Maer Lake: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 2 Spotted Redshank, 4 Ruff, 8 Snipe, 3 Lapwing, 20 Dunlin, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 15 Teal, 1 Curlew. (M Lammas, C & T Nicholson)

Portscatho: Turtle Dove. (S Marshall)

Turtle Dove – Steven Marshall

Wadebridge, Town Bridge: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 195 Redshank, 5 Dunlin, 3 Snipe over. (S Grose)

Trewornan Bridge: 9 Cattle Egret, 1 Great White Egret, early am. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 166 Mediterranean Gull on mussel crates at 11.15am.(S Grose)

Rialton Barton Farm: 3 Red legged Partridge, 1 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Rame Head: 3 Spotted Flycatcher at watch field Penlee, 4 Wheatear,1 Tawny Owl, fem Merlin along coast then at Military road on post. Also a Spotted Flycatcher,at Polhawn, 6 Chiffchaff,8 Blackcap, 2 Wheatear and 7 Stonechat. (C Buckland)

Buttermilk Hill: 6 Common Whitethroat, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Sparrow Hawk, 4 Common Buzzard, 18 Stonechat there were 5 pairs that bred this year, 42 Meadow Pipit, 2 Tree Pipit. (V Stratton)

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Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Sennen: 1 American Buff-bellied Pipit feeding in cut maize field behind Sennen school. (P St Pierre, P Wilson, D Balmer et al.)

Porthgwarra:  Richards Pipit over at 09.20 am heading towards Lands End. (M Wallace) The same or another over 10:15. (D Balmer) 2 Snow Bunting still south of coastguards. Lapland bunting flushed from stubble field east of car park. Black Redstart by coast path between Porthgwarra and St Levan. Also a Brambling over. (D Chown, N Grace). 1 Vagrant Emperor flew east towards car park valley. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler reported.

Nanjizal: 1 Little Bunting, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 12 Robin, 2 Firecrest, 20 Chiffchaff, 26 Blackcap. Also 1 Hawfinch over and a possible Olive-backed Pipit. (K Wilson)

Cot Valley: 1 Honey Buzzard flew North. (P Fraser, J Martin, N Wheatley)

Walmsley: 1 Pink-footed Goose (still), 28 Cattle Egret. (J St Ledger)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Marsh Harrier hunting over the marsh early morning. (S Rogers)

St Levan: 1 Woodlark early am, then flew East. (P St Pierre)

Skewjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (P St Pierrre)

Land’s End: 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Brambling, 1 Reed Bunting. (P St Pierre)

Penzance: 1 Red-throated Diver still in harbour. (P Taylor) Also 1 Egret sp. showing restricted yellow on the lores (yellow not extending over bill), patches of yellow on the rear tarsi. (M Ahmad)

Carnon Downs: 5 Crossbill. (J Chapple)

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest. (T Mills, L Proctor)

Penlee Point: Lapland Bunting in the last field on the left along Military Road. 

Rame Head: 4 Black Redstarts today. (C Buckland) 3 Black Redstart, c20 Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 7 Stock Dove, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Wheatear, c10 Cirl Bunting. (D Clegg) Also 1 Barred Warbler heard near the coastguard cottages. (V Tucker)

Black Redstart – C Buckland

Park Head: Vismig 07.45 – 08.30 am: 4 Siskin, 42 Chaffinch, 39 Meadow Pipit, 8 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 9 Pied Wagtail, 11 Stock Dove, 1 Goldcrest. (P Roseveare)

Trevose Head: 7 Chough (no rings visible), 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Chough, John St Ledger

Chough, John St Ledger

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 13 Mute Swan, 55 Canada Goose, 6 Shelduck, 14 Mallard, 22 Wigeon, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 85 Oystercatcher, 1 Avocet, 12 Ringed Plover, 3 Grey Plover, c.100 Golden Plover, 47 Lapwing, 2 Knot, 34 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 90 Redshank, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 95 Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 70 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser black-backed Gull, 1 Great black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 4 Kingfisher, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Magpie, 1 Jay, 55 Jackdaw, 8 Rook, 120 Carrion Crow, 11 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Rabbit, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood (M Scawen et al).

Truro: Meadow Pipit in a private garden. (M Costa)

Tywardreath: Young Wood Pigeon feeding on spill from garden feeders (R Barlow)

St Dennis: 1 Black Redstart, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcaps, 1 Buzzard, 3 Mistle thrush, 1 Reed bunting, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Redwing. (P Ash)

Black Redstart – P Ash

Wadebridge: 1 singing Dipper (D Julian)

Gunwalloe Church Cove and Reedbed: 3 Wheatear, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Water Rail. (G Adams)

Poldhu Reedbed: 1, probably 2, Cetti’s Warbler. (G Adams)

Dobwalls: Tawny owls heard calling from gardens to the south of the village from midnight to 1am (C&J Duffy)

Wadebridge, Burniere Point: 47 Mediterranean Gull, 65 Herring Gull, 86 Black headed Gull following the plough in field next to the hide this eve. (S Grose)

St Ives: 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose still in harbour.

Wilcove: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Kingfisher. (A Blonden)

Newquay Boating Lake: 2 Tawny Owl over the main lake. (S Grose)

Treen: 1 Snow Bunting reported over East.

RSPB Scillonian III wildlife cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 Red-throated Diver (Penzance harbour), 1 m Eider, 46 Gannet, 7 Guillemot, 3 Razorbill,  28 Auk sp., 6 Kittiwake, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Grey Phalarope, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf Rock to St Marys: 316 Gannet, 2 Guillemot, 1 Kittiwake, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Bluefin Tuna,  22 Common Dolphin. St Marys to Wolf Rock: 38 Gannet, 2 Great Skua, 1 Storm Petrel, 3 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 58 Gannet, 8 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 4 Auk sp., 12 Kittiwake, 10 Harbour Porpoise, 2 Common Dolphin, 6+ Bluefin Tuna. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

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Sunday 20th October 2019

Late news, 19/10, Nanquidno: 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Firecrest, 1 Siskin. (T Phelps, C Urquhart)

Late news, 19/10, Kelynack: 4 Siskin, 1 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest. (T Phelps, C Urquhart)

Late news, 19/10, Cot Valley: 2 Firecrest. (T Phelps, C Urquhart)

Late news, 19/10, Penryn Campus: 13 Siskin. (T Phelps, C Urquhart)

Nanjizal: Blyth’s Reed Warbler and Barred Warbler trapped this morning. Also 59 Blackcap, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 7 Firecrest, 17 Goldcrest, 17 Chiffchaff, 9 Song Thrush and 1 Redwing trapped and ringed.(P Roseveare, B Bosisto, K Wilson) Also over and around the valley: 1 Snipe, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 2 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 1 White Stork, 1 Richards Pipit, 60 Meadow Pipit, 176 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 25 Siskin ( B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Blyth’s Reed Warbler – Pete Roseveare

Barred Warbler – Pete Roseveare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lands End: Radde’s Warbler (heard only) on seaward side of Swingates early morning and Short-eared Owl, plus Richard’s Pipit flew east over the white house at c11:55, plus Merlin, 6+ Brambling, Mistle Thrush, 500+ Chaffinch, 140+ Skylark, 30+ Siskin, 5 Bullfinch & 3 Reed Bunting. (P St Pierre, M Elliott) Also 4 Woodlark and a Lapland Bunting over. (M Ahmad)

Kelynack: Siberian Chiffchaff with tit flock. (C Moore)

Copperhouse Creek: 4 Pink-footed Geese with large flock of Canada Geese plus 6 Greylag Geese. (B.Toms , M.Curtis)

Hayle Estuary: 6 Brent Geese, 4 Knot, 5 Lapwing, 3 Common Gull, 6 Skylark, c250 Redwing. (R Veal, B Toms, M Curtis) Also 2 Curlew, 6 Oystercatcher, 15 Turnstone, 8 Rock Pipit, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Little Grebe, 10 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret 11.00 – 11.50. (M Webb)

Porthkidney: 3 Sandwich Tern, 400+ Kittiwake, 150+ Black-headed Gull, 50+ Mediterranean Gull. (R Veal)

Lizard Point: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Brambling, 3 Fieldfare, 1 House Martin. (I Maclean, M Pass)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Wheatear. (I Maclean)

Kynance Road: 1 White-rumped Sandpiper over with 16 Ringed Plover.  (I Maclean)

Church Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest.  (I Maclean)

Lizard Village: 1 Cattle Egret in with cattle north east of village and just south of Trethvas Farm , 80 Redwing , 4 Fieldfare ( M Pass )

Penzance:  2 Purple Sandpiper, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, 40+ Turnstone at Jubilee Pool. Red-thoated Diver still in main harbour ( B.Toms, M. Curtis) Also 1 Eider (drake), 2 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Red-throated Diver – J St Ledger

Drake Eider – J St Ledger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trevescan: 40 plus Redwing over. ( B. Toms, M. Curtis)

St Ives: 12 Chough seen flying west over island this morning. (P&J) Also c1000 “small gulls” in St Ives Bay. (R Veal)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Barnacle Goose, 2 Grey Phalaropes and 2 Balearic Shearwater by 09:15, plus Snow Bunting around lighthouse compound. (I Prentice)

Lethytep: 2 Common Snipe. (P Hambly)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 212 Black-headed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 5 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 123 Canada Geese at 08:30. (S Grose)

Penberth: 2 Firecrest at seaward end plus 3 Fieldfare and Redwings over. (D Balmer)

Porthgwarra: Short-eared Owl and Merlin on the moor this afternoon. (S Rogers)

Kingsmill Lake: 3 Avocet and a Peregrine Falcon (M Beer)

Whipsiderry: 3 Corn Bunting, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 7 Oystercatcher, 1 white Pheasant, 3 Skylark, 16 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Sennen: 150 Golden Plover over at 10am (J Miller)

Bartinney: 18 Golden Plover, 1 Merlin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Nanquidno: 2 Merlin. ( P Taylor, H Mitchell, D&P Balmer)

Penryn Campus vis-mig (07:20-08.45): 1422 Redwing, 7 Song Thrush, 19 Meadow Pipit, 20 Chaffinch, 1 Stock Dove, 3 Bullfinch, 3 Siskin, 1 Dipper(!), 2 Grey Wagtail, 8 Pied Wagtail, 5 Curlew (C Urquhart, T Phelps, M Doyle)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 drk Gadwall, 25 Mallard, 3 Moorhen, 1 Little Egret, 1pr Stonechat, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Linnet, 2 Buzzard over 12.55 -13.45. (M Webb)

Drake Gadwall – M Webb

Ruan Lanihorne: 7 Fieldfare seen passing  through from N to S over village church. (D Hall)

Kenidjack: 1 Fieldfare, 1 Goldcrest (S Williams) Also 1 Merlin. (P Fraser)

St Erth: Red Kite at 15:20 heading towards Hayle. (M Spicer)

Trevilley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Elliott)

St Levan: Whitethroat & Firecrest. (M Elliott)

Amalveor: Male Hen Harrier, Woodcock, 60+ Golden Plover. (R Menari)

Men an Tol: Male hen Harrier, 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear. (P Combridge, DK Parker, J Swann)

PLR

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Late news, 15/10, Looe Island: 1 Blackbird, 2 Blackcap, 36 Black-headed Gull, 57 Carrion Crow, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Cormorant, 1 Curlew, 2 Dunnock, 2 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 10 Goldfinch, 104 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 32 Herring Gull, 15 Little Egret, 4 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Pheasant, 6 Robin, 8 Rock Pipit, 5 Shag, 2 Stonechat, 1 Water Rail, 2 Whimbrel, 6 Woodpigeon, 5 Wren, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Spooner)

Marazion: Grey Phalarope feeding c10m off the beach near the sand dunes at c08:30. (R Veal) Moulting juvenile White-rumped Sandpiper feeding in the cut off channel of Red River at c09:55 and still present at 15:10 despite the dogs and holiday makers. (M Ahmad et al.)

White-rumped Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

White-rumped Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

White-rumped Sandpiper – Nick Truby

White-rumped Sandpiper – John Chapple

Porthgwarra: Red-breasted Flycatcher in NW corner of 60ft Cover and Yellow-browed Warbler in the car park sallows, also 2 Firecrest, 3 Wheatear, 6 Siskin & Hummingbird Hawkmoth in the area. (M Wallace)

Lizard: Barred Warbler still present between the pump station and the camp site. (M Pass) Pied Flycatcher in the village.

Nanjizal: Olive-backed Pipit in and over the valley. Also Ring Ouzel, Woodlark, 8 Siskin over plus 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Water Rail. 71 birds ringed, mostly Meadow Pipit but 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest and a late Common Whitethroat. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Penzance: Red-throated Diver in the marina at mid day. (L Proctor) Also 81 Turnstone, 27 Ringed Plover at Jubilee Pool. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Kynance Cove: Red-backed Shrike again on footpath ESE of Soapy Cove. (J Cook)

Porthcurno: Yellow-browed Warbler south of the car park, just east of the “beach cafe” also 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Firecrest. (D Chowns)

Zennor: Yellow-browed Warbler opposite the Tinners Arms at 17:30.

Penlee NR: Yellow-browed Warbler with tit flock also 5 Chiffchaff , 7 Goldcrest, 2 Stonechat. (K Pellow)

Rame Head – Polhawn – Penlee: 12 Chiffchaff , 2 Blackcap , 8 Goldcrest ,25 Stonechat , 35+ Skylark , 20+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear , 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (K Pellow) Woodlark over. (C Buckland)

Pentewan: Arctic Tern on the beach.

Perranporth: Little Gull flew over the beach at 13:56.

Treraven Meadows: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Bar-headed Goose with Canada Geese, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 13 Lapwing, 1 Dipper flew over wires onto main river. (S Grose)

Kings Mill Lake: 23 Greenshank, 38 Redshank, 46 Curlew, 46 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 35 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 310 Black-headed Gull, with c.1500 on Tamar, c.80 Herring Gull, and 2 Great Black-backed Gull, on a receding tide. (P Kemp)

St. Ives Island (10:55-12:00): 1 Brent Goose (Harbour), 14 Common Scoter, 248 Razorbill, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 104 Kittiwake, 25 Gannet, 1 Little Gull (1st Winter) within Kittiwake flock off northeast of Porthmeor Beach. (P Nason)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey still present today. (A McKechnie)

Osprey Alex Mckechnie

Kenidjack valley: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler.(P Clarke)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 15 Mute Swan, 35 Canada Geese, 11 Mallard, 11 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 15 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 60 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, c.200 Golden Plover, 14 Lapwing, 9 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 55 Curlew, 220 Black-headed Gull, 13 Mediterranean Gull, 150 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 16 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 95 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 7 House Sparrow, 2 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood. (M Scawen et al.)

St Levan: White Stork (released individual) flew east over St Levan church at 2pm then circled high over Porthcurno and lost to view drifting east. (M McKee)

Newquay: 4 Tawny Owl heard between Trenance gardens and Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

St Agnes: 2 Chough at Wheal Coates. (J Cornelius)