Friday 11th October 2013

Late news, 08/10, Penzance: 1 Little Egret and 1 Grey Heron off Promenade. (D Mallinson)

Blackpool Clay Pit:  400+Redwings going west to east 9:30-10:30, 4 Fieldfare, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Wheatear. (N Climpson)

Inglewidden, Cadgwith: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (S Croft)

Chun Downs: 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 70 Golden Plover, 3 Wheatear and 13 Fieldfare. (I Webster)

Zennor: 1 Turtle Dove perched on roof near barn, plus 1 White Wagtail. (D Jenkins)

Levant: 1 Wheatear, 1 male Merlin, 2 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk and  c100 Linnet.  Hundreds of Gannets feeding offshore over the sand- bank, a passage of hundreds of auks, and a very late basking shark close in under Roscommon cliff. (R Phillips)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Basin: 2 Brent Geese, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Oystercatcher and 1 Wheatear, (Brent Geese later flew out onto the estuary). (J St Ledger) Ryan’s Field: 5 Ruff. (R Farnes) 1 Black-winged Stilt and 1 Osprey also reported again today.

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Ruff, all photos Rod Farnes

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Brent Goose, John St Ledger

Porthgwarra: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, lower end of 60-foot cover from stone bridge and 1 Firecrest. (P & H Taylor)

Sancreed: 30 Redwing. (D Flumm)

St Levan to Roskestal: quite a few Redwings and Fieldfares. (A Hartley) 3 Blackcap and 3 Chiffchaff. (P Fraser, D & M Walbridge) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by turning circle and 1 Lapland Bunting in field by car park also reported. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthcurno: 6 Redwing and 3 Chiffchaff. (P Fraser, D & M Walbridge)

Cot Valley: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Firecrest.  (P Fraser, D & M Walbridge)

Nanquidno: possible Hen Harrier seen very briefly, 1 Firecrest, 4 Siskin and 1 Golden Plover (heard only). (A Hartley)

Indian Queens, Screech Owl Sanctuary: 40+ Redwing over. (M Whittaker)

Buttermilk Hill: 2 Wheatears, 60+ Meadow Pipit, 7 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 male Sparrowhawk and flock of 58 Fieldfare. (V Stratton)

Trevail Valley: 5 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler and flock of 27 Redwing. (V Stratton)

Rame Head: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier.

Falmouth, Swanpool Point: 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone and 9 Oystercatcher. Castle Beach: 10 Oystercatcher and 1 Curlew. Pendennis: 1 Whimbrel, 2 Meadow Pipit and Gannets at sea. Gorrangorras: c50 Curlew, c35 Redshank, 2 Snipe, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel (almost certainly a different individual to above), 1 Oystercatcher and 12 Pied Wagtail. (D Chaney)

Treen Common: 1 Hen Harrier, 2 Merlin and c10 Snipe in the evening. (D Chown & N Grace)

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Thursday 10th October 2013

St. Buryan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler again 2 miles south-east of St Buryan in lane to Tregiffian Farm past Boscawen Rose entrance. 1 Peregrine over. (P & H Taylor)

Lamorna: c15 House Martin, c30 Swallow and 5 Goldcrest. (P & H Taylor)

Zennor: 1 Turtle Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Blackcap, 3 Grey Wagtail, 10+ Pied Wagtail. (J St Ledger & F Rice)

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St. Columb Major: 1 Red-legged Partridge. (M Knight)

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Par Beach Pool: 22 Herring Gull, 118 Canada Geese, 14 Mute Swan, 17 Coot, 14 Moorhen, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Snipe, 38 Mallard, 4 Black-headed Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 1 Robin, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Water Rail, Mixed Flock of Great, Blue & Long tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Blackcap, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Wren and 5 Carrion Crow. (M Whittaker)

Par Sands: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Greater Black-backed Gull, 109 Herring Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 500+ Black-headed Gull, 6 Carrion Crow, 14 Cormorant, 11 Shag and 3 Linnet. (M Whittaker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 11 Teal, 37 Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 16 Moorhen, 3 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail, c20 Meadow Pipit and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in copse opposite Bosorne Barn, 2 Chiffchaff, 7 Swallow, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel and 5 Chough. (D Parker)

Nanquidno: 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kestrel and 1 Green Woodpecker. (M Spicer & D Parker)  1 Yellow-browed Warbler by Nanjulian Farm.

Torpoint: 2 Brent Geese, 10+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Mediterranean Gull and 6 Dunlin. (C Ellis)

Rame Head: 1 Ring-tailed Hen Harrier over stubble fields and out to sea approx 1300 and brief 1 Yellow-browed Warbler near church. (C Imms & Russ Eynon) 2 Yellow-browed Warbler reported by Rame Barton Farm.

Pendeen: 1 Wheatear, 2 Raven and 2 Swallows. (A Hartley) 1 imm Sabine’s Gull, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Little Gull, 1 Great Skua and 1 Arctic Skua. (R Musgrove)

Porthgwarra: 1 Wryneck at end of track past 3 Chimneys.

Polgigga/Trethewey: 3 Buzzards and 1 Wheatear on the sports field. (A Hartley)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Black-winged Stilt on Ryan’s Field in morning and estuary in afternoon. Carnsew Basin: 1 Osprey, 2 Greenshank, 2 Wheatear and 1 Meadow Pipit. (B Sharples)

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Bob Sharples,

more images on his blog here:http://bobsharplesphotography.blogspot.co.uk/

St. Levan: 1 Lapland Bunting over.

Falmouth, Swanpool Golf Course: 1 poss American Golden Plover, 1 Peregrine, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 25+ Goldfinch and 12 Pied Wagtail. Gorrangorras: 50+ Curlew, 30+ Redshank, 8 Turnstone, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Greenshank. (D Chaney)

St. Mawgan Practice Golf Course: 8 Mistle Thrush and 7 Collared Dove.

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Wednesday 9th October 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  1 Cormorant, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 9 Teal, 15 Mallard, 2 Canada Goose, 20 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 6 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Whinchat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Pied wagtail, 30 Meadow Pipit, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 19 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel and 2 Stonechat. (D Flumm & D Parker)

Long Rock Beach: 3 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, c20 Meadow Pipit and 1 Wheatear. (M Spicer)

Maer Lake: 1 Little Stint and 1 Curlew Sandpiper.

Rame: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by churchyard.

The Lizard: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still present in gardens in NE of village. (M Grantham)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, on the estuary: 1 Osprey flying overhead and plunging into estuary a couple of times, 1 Brent Goose, 1 f Pintail, 36 Greylag Geese flew in, 3 Mediterranean Gull and 3 Greenshank.(D Jenkins & A Hartley, for more information see http://pendeenbirding.blogspot.co.uk)  Ryan’s Field: 1 Black-winged Stilt, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff and 4 more Greylag Geese. (D Jenkins)

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Osprey, A Hartley

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Black-winged Stilt, A Hartley

Cot Valley: a possible Olive-backed Pipit (or Tree Pipit) flew over Bosorne Farm (heard only) at around midday. (A Hartley, for more information see here)

Zennor: 1 Turtle Dove near church. (R Farnes)

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Turtle Dove

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Sennen: 1 Richard’s Pipit in private garden opposite old post office. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)Ameri

St Levan Churchtown: 1 Western Bonelli’s Warbler again in the willows and 1 American Golden Plover over. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Polgigga: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler on Bosistow Lane. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Nanquidno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Richard’s Pipit over west. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pendeen Watch: 1 ad Sabine’s Gull, 50 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater past, plus 1 Wryneck, 3 Wheatear, 1 Raven and 1 Snow Bunting at Boat Cove. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching & A Hartley)

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Snow Bunting, A Hartley

Gerrans, Roseland: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (S Croft)

Porthscatho: 25 Mediterranean Gull. (S Croft)

Falmouth, Pendennis: 3 Eider Carrick Roads (near St Mawes),1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Wheatear, 6+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Whimbrel west across the bay accompanied by a Curlew and 1
Kestrel. Castle Beach: 25 Oystercatcher and 1 Ringed Plover. Gorrangorras: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Whimbrel. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 3 Mute Swan, 5+ Great-crested Grebe and 10+ Mallard. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 2 Mute Swan, 16 Canada Goose, 10+ Mallard, 30 Wigeon, 2 Tufted Duck, 29 Coot, 1 imm Great-crested Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 25 Cormorant, 15+ Teal and 1 Snipe. (D Chaney)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 70  Bar-tailed Godwit, 6  Blackbird, c200  Black-headed Gull, c100 Black Tail Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 1 Blue Tit, 12 Buzzard, 1 Canada Goose, c70 Carrion Crow, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Common Sandpiper, 20 Cormorant, c200 Curlew, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, c150 Dunlin, 1 Dunnock, 3 Golden Plover, 20 Goldfinch, 40 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Greenshank, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Grey Wagtail, c150 Herring Gull, 10 House Sparrow, 6 Jackdaw, 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Knot, 80 Lapwing, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c60 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 20 Magpie, 10 Mallard, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 25 Mute Swan, 40 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Raven, 6 Red-legged Partridge, c120 Redshank, 40 Ringed Plover, 1 Robin, 3 Rook, 1 Ruff, 1 Spotted Redshank, 10 Starling, 8 Teal, 2 Whimbrel, 60 Wigeon and 10 Wood Pigeon. 

Rumps Point: Yesterday’s possible Buff-bellied Pipit has been re-identified as a Rock Pipit from photographs.

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Tuesday 8th October 2013

Rumps Point: 1 Buff-bellied Pipit plus 1 Arctic Skua. (C Selway)

Land’s End: 1 Bee eater high over the cycle track calling at 08:30 and then over Treve Common. (D Parker & L Thompson) Also 2 Water Rail, 2 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, c500 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 7 Stonechat, 9 Chiffchaff and 2 Willow Warbler. (D Parker)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Spoonbill over at 08.10am, flying towards The Lizard, also 2 Wheatear, 25+ Meadow Pipit and 2 Raven. (J St Ledger)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Snow Bunting, 2 Wryneck, 5 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Great Skua. (A Hartley, R Farnes & M Williams)

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Snow Bunting, Rod Farnes

Predannack Head: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler near Predannack Wollas. (S Bury)

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Yellow-browed Warbler, S Bury

Mullion Cove: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (S Bury)

Levant: 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 adult Mediterranean Gull flying NE. (R Phillips)

Newlyn: 1 Whimbrel over. (R Phillips) 4 Grey Wagtail and 1 Shag along Newlyn Coombe, plus 1 Wheatear on Tolcarne Beach. (T Mills)

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Shag, Tony Mills

Trethewey: 1 juv Yellow Wagtail, c30 Pied/White Wagtails, 3 Buzzards and 2 Meadow Pipits feeding on the freshly mown playing field, plus 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker over. (T Mills)

St Levan: 1 Western Bonelli’s Warbler and 1 American Golden Plover flew over calling (seen and heard twice, but didn’t land) (A Hartley) 1 Sedge Warbler and 1+ Water Rail there late afternoon. (T Mills)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Black-winged Stilt, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Osprey and 2 Little Stint. (A Hartley & Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Rame Barton Farm: 1 Turtle Dove. (T Marchese)

Porthgwarra: 1 Wryneck at end of track from 3 Chimneys. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthcurno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Pied Flycatcher.

Polgigga: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, plus 1 Wryneck at Wayward Cottage.

Cot Valley: 1 Melodious Warbler.  (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 9 Teal, 19 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 9 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 15 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 9 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, 1 Whinchat, 1 Grey Wagtail, c25 Meadow Pipit and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker) Also 1 Ring Ouzel. (M Elliott)

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Sunday 6th October 2013

St Levan: 1 Lapland Bunting, c30 Skylarks and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers. (J Ryan) 1 Western Bonelli’s Warbler. (D Lewis et al.) 1 Water Rail and 2 Whimbrel. (T Mills)

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Yellow-browed Warbler, Brian Field

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Black-winged Stilt, 1 juv Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Osprey, 1 Brent Goose, 2 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Little Stint. (A Hartley, L Proctor, T Mills et al)

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Lesser Yellowlegs, Tony Mills

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Black-winged Stilt, Tony Mills

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 14 Teal, 25 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 13 Moorhen, 6 Snipe, 3 Stonechat, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Grey Wagtail, 100+ Meadow Pipit, 12 Skylark (over west), 1 Reed Warbler and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker) 1 Honey Buzzard reported over.

Marazion: 1 Sandwich Tern offshore. (D Parker)

Treen: 1 Richard’s Pipit. (J Ryan)  Later just 3 Skylark and 5 Meadow Pipit. (D Parker)

Rame, coastguard cottages: 1 juv Turtle Dove. (J Sleep)

Windmill Farm: 3 Winchat, 1 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 20 Swallow,  200 Golden Plover, 4 Stonechat, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, also Red Veined Darter and Clouded Yellow. (D Wright)

Sancreed: 7 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Snipe, 8 Swallow, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest and 1 Grey Wagtail. Meadow Pipits moving west all morning. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Great-crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 7 Tufted Duck, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Blackcap and 4 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Falmouth pelagic: 3 Eider Duck (2f + 1m eclipse), 10 Common Scoter and 3 Manx Shearwater. (AK Wildlife Cruises)

Blackpool Clay Tip: 2 Golden Plover, 1 Wheatear and 40+Meadow Pipits. (N Climpson)

Hayle Kimbro: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I Maclean)

Pendeen: 1 ad Daurian Shrike, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (heard only), 3 Wryneck, 1 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear and 1 Snow Bunting. (A Hartley, B Moore, L Evans et al.)

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Photos courtesy of Brian Moore.

Levant: 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 11 Golden Plover and  Clouded Yellow Butterfly. (R Phillips)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in copse next to engine shed.

Tregeseal: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Sennen Cove: 20+ Turnstone, 1 Common Sandpiper and numerous White/Pied Wagtails. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Glossy Ibis.

 

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Saturday 5th October 2013

Late news, 04/10, Windmill Farm: Crake sp seen briefly. (D Wright)

Carrick Roads: 1 Eider, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Sandwich Tern and 1 Arctic Tern. (D Eva)

Levant: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 (northern) Willow Warbler, plus wheatears and whinchats. (R Phillips)

Penzance: 2 Sandwich Tern off Promenade. (R Phillips) 1 Grey Wagtail on Larrigan River. (T Mills)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 207 Cananda Geese, 8 Wigeon, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 2 Dabchick, 1 Moorhen, 10 Meadow Pipit and 1 Wheatear. Also 5 Sandwich Tern offshore. (M Spicer)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Daurian Shrike, 1+ Wryneck, 1-2 Whinchat, 1 juv Snow Bunting, plus 5 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Common Scoter and 1 Basking Shark. In Counting House garden: 1 Pied Flycatcher and 2-3 Spotted Flycatcher. Also 1 Wryneck on the bracken slopes below the lower car park. (D Jenkins, S Maycock, W Renshaw, D Parker & D Flumm)

Video by John Chapple

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Daurian Shrike, D Flumm

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Snow Bunting, S Maycock

Pendeen: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest and 1 Spotted Flycatcher at Calartha Farm. (D Parker)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in copse by tractor shed. 6 Chiffchaff and 2 Blackcap by the sewerage works. 1 Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk (one plucking a Wood Pigeon), 3 Whinchats, 3 Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat and 6 male Blackcap at the bottom of the valley. (D Parker) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler reported opposite the allotments. 2nd Yellow-browed Warbler heard only in the tractor copse. (J Swann)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Black-winged Stilt, 42 Greylag Geese 1 Brent Goose, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Osprey, 5+ Mediterranean Gull and 18 Bar-tailed Godwit. On Ryans Field: 1 Knot, 3 Ruff and 4 Bar-tailed Godwit. (D Parker, T Green, S McMahon, D Jenkins & A Nicholson) 1 Glossy Ibis until 13:20 (P Rutter & B Moore)

Gillan Creek and Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Glossy Ibis plus Peregrine, Shoveler, Pintail, Whinchat. (T Parrell & J Sleep)

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Glossy Ibis, T Parrell

Porthgwarra: 10 Wheatears, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker , 4 Blackcap, 5 Golden Plover and 7 Chiffchaff. (J Hawkey) 1 Wryneck at end of track from 3 Chimneys. (A O’Meara)

Sancreed: 5 Snipe, 3 Skylark, 10 Swallow, 1 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat and 2 Chiffchaff. Also 1 Jay and 200 Meadow Pipit flew west. (D Flumm)

Gannel Estuary: 50 Canada Goose, 27 Teal, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Curlew, 8 Oystercatcher, 6 Little Egret, 2 Common Tern and 1 Yellow Wagtail over. (S Rowe)

Rame: 1 Pied Flycatcher (opposite church), 1 Turtle Dove (on wires by coastguard cottages), 2 Whinchat and13 Redwing over. (G Berti)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 12 Teal, 26 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron (one eating an eel), 1 Little Grebe, 15 Moorhen, 2 Snipe, 2 Stonechat, 1 Carrion Crow eating a Vole, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Marazion: 11 Sanderling on the beach plus 1 Med Gull and 5 Sandwich Tern offshore. (D Parker & B Moore)

Rame Head: 2 Pomarine Skua.

St Levan Churchtown: 1 Lapland Bunting. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 11 Turnstone, 2 Dunlin, 35 Curlew, c50 Redshank including 1 leucistic bird, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sandwich Tern, 7 Mallard and 4 Little Grebe. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern on sea and 1 Tawny Owl heard. (D Chaney)

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Friday 4th October 2013

Late News: Thursday 3rd Oct, Porth Joke: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Whitethroat, 8 Chiffchaff.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Black-winged Stilt from the causeway though distant.

Copper House Creek: 1 Osprey over.

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck on gravel track north of the lighthouse. 12+Balearic Shearwaters flew past this morning, 2 imm Pomarine Skua, 1 Black-throated Diver,  1 juv Arctic Tern, 5 Sandwich Tern and 2 Basking Sharks. (M. Spicer & P Clement), also Common Dolphins. 1 ad Isabelline Shrike just southwest of road to lighthouse. (P Bright Thomas) Also 1 Wryneck, 1 Dartford Warbler, 3 Whinchat, 2 Chiffchaff, and Clouded Yellow butterfly. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in churchyard.  1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Redstart, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Spotted Flycatcher at Calartha Farm. (D Parker & T Mills)

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Mylor Churchtown: 3 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Eider, 2 Wheatear. Also 1 Grey Seal seen from beach near yacht club at 8am. (J St Ledger)

Sennen: 1 Melodious Warbler in quarry south of Sennen school. (D Parker)

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Melodious Warbler, Tony Mills

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Black-necked Grebe still.

Land’s End: 1 Melodious Warbler just south of car park by Swingates House. 1 Wryneck near Trinity Pool and 6+ Whiinchats. 1 Honey Buzzard going east 3.50pm. (T McGowan, C Barnard et al.)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 imm Red-necked Grebe still, 11 Coot, 4 Tufted (2m 2f), 8 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe and 1 Grey Heron. (R Mudge)

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Red-necked Grebe,

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R Mudge

 Men-Aver beach: 19 Mediterranean Gull (16 adults and 3 second-winters), 2 Sandwich Tern and 1 Common Sandpiper. (M Grantham)

Predannack Head: 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher,  5 Wheatear,  60 Golden Plover, Clouded Yellow butterfly (S. Bury)

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Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler heard but not seen around the engine shed this afternoon (P. Fraser)

Helston Loe Pool: 1 Hobby. (P Clement)

Newlyn Green:  2 Wheatear for the last week.(D. Mallinson)

Tresillian River: 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 10+ Greenshank, 1 Swallow. (A Nicholson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Mute Swan, 15 Teal, 31 Mallard, 14 Moorhen, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Snipe, 3 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat and 1 Swallow. (D Parker)

Pendennis Point:  5 Wheatear on the rocks, also 3 Meadow Pipits, 1 Little Egret, Gannets at sea. (D. Chaney)

Castle Beach: 
1 Wheatear. (D. Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 7 Oystercatcher, 5 Greenshank, 6 Turnstone, 20+ Curlew,20+ Redshank, 60+ BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Wheatear, 11 Pied Wagtails  and 6 Linnet in the pony field, 5 Little Egret, 1 Teal, 5 Mallard, 10 Mute Swan (D. Chaney)

Argal Res: 5+ Great-crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher (1 chasing the other), 1 Common Sandpiper. (D. Chaney)

College Res: c15 Wigeon, c20 Coot, c15 Teal, c15 Moorhen, 1 imm Great-crested Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 16 Canada Goose, 1 Swallow, 1 Snipe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 50+ Herring Gull etc (D. Chaney)

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