Tuesday 21st July 2020

Late news, 20/7, St John’s Lake, Torpoint: 73 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern, 4 Whimbrel, 5 Great Crested Grebe. (A Pearson)

Mawgan Porth: 2 Green Sandpiper and a Dunlin on small pool behind car park , Corn Bunting singing jon coastal footpath. (C.Auld)

Nanjizal: adult Blyth’s Reed Warbler trapped this morning. 137 ringed including 34 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 10 Whitethroat, 10 Willow Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler and a Lesser Whitethroat. Also, 7th Green Sandpiper in last two days. (K Wilson)

Adult Blyth’s reed Warbler – Kester Wilson

Cardinham Woods: 72 new birds ringed including 19 Siskin, 16 Chaffinch and 3 Marsh Tit. Also 6+ Crossbill over. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto and C Mason)

Bodmin: Red Kite over the A30 heading west. (P Roseveare)

Davidstow Airfield: 3 Wheatear, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Crowdy Reservoir: 8 Great crested Grebe, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 3f Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 1 m Common Redstart, 4 Stonechat, 2 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,19 Lesser Black backed Gull (inc juv’s) in fields with sheep, also observed but not counted, Coal Tit, Goldcrest, Chaffinch, Carrion Crow. (S Grose)

St Kew Highway: 4 ad Mediterranean Gull in field with large Gull flock in ploughed field behind “Nice Baps” cafe. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 1 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 18 Cormorant, Moorhen with 2 chicks. Little Grebe with 2 newly hatched chicks and Mallard with 3 ducklings in bay south of Watersports Centre. (D Eva)

Marazion: c.40 Sanderling, c.10 Dunlin, 6 (1 juv) Ringed Plover, drk Common Scoter. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir: 3+ Green Sandpiper. (R Veal)

Sandy Cove: 1 Cuckoo over, 18 Swift. (L Proctor)

Sennen: 2cy Yellow-legged Gull. (K Wilson)

Mount’s Bay: 65+ Mediterranean Gull, 7 juv Yellow-legged Gull between porthcurno and Mousehole from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

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)


Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Late news, 1/10, Padstow: 2 Barn Owl between Padstow football club and Trevisker garden centre before midnight, 1 Barn Owl also seen over Trelow Downs. (S Grose)

Late news, 01/10, Ruan Lanihorne saltmarsh: High tide18:00, 36 wigeon. First ones I’ve seen here this Autumn. (D Hall)

Late news, 01/10, Plaidy, Looe – Swallows in three groups of 5, 5 and 2. (C&J Duffy)

Marazion Beach: 20 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 9 Wheatear, 50+ Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 7 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin, 35 Turnstone, 15 Ringed Plover & 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 9 Reed Bunting, 70+ Meadow Pipit. (R Veal)

Nanjizal: Blyth’s Reed Warbler, 77 Blackcap, 3 Reed Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 2 Redstart, 15 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Goldcrest trapped and ringed. Red-throated Pipit seen in with Meadow Pipits. (K Wilson)

Southerly Point, The Lizard: 1 Long-tailed Skua (pale imm.), 7 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Common Scoter, 1 Eider, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern. (G Adams)

Lizard Point: 1 Richard’s Pipit flew over Lizard lighthouse calling at 08:50. (I Maclean)

Church Cove: 1 Red-eyed Vireo, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest. (D Collins et al)

Red-eyed Vireo Philip Carter

Red-eyed Vireo Steve Rowe

Red-eyed Vireo Steve Rowe

Red-eyed Video – John Chapple


Lizard area: 1 Red Eyed Vireo, 1 Rosy Starling, 1 Hobby, 3 Firecrest, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Wheatear, 1 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin. ( M Pass )

Cot Valley: Greenish Warbler, between ‘Cot Valley Cottage’ and the ruined Mill, in sycamores and in garden on S side. Very elusive, with tit flock, and perhaps moving up the valley early afternoon. (G Pullan) Also 2 Firecrests. (M Ahmad)

Firecrest – Mashuq Ahmad

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler in the donkey paddocks also Firecrest. (P Clement) Monarch briefly but flew over sewage works. (P Clarke)

Trevilley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (P St Pierre)

Rame: Yellow-browed Warbler in Holm Oak by coast path 200 yds east of junction of paths.

Nanquidno: 19 Chough. (B Hibbert)

Wacker Quay: Spotted Redshank and ringtail Hen Harrier over east. (J Rance)

Rock: 4 Redwing over, 2 Raven, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Buzzard, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 60+ Rook from private garden. (S Grose)

Towan Head, Newquay: Snow Bunting at 11:30. (A Foster)

Snow Bunting – Alan Foster

Snow Bunting – Alan Foster

Penzance: Presumed escaped Ring-necked Parakeet in the cemetery. (P Cox) Also over the college. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: Pied Flycatcher, 5 Blackcap & 12 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Tregidden: 1 Dipper in the ford at 07:45 before being flushed by a car. (B Nicholls)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 9 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Ruffs, 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Brent Geese, 7+ Mediterranean Gulls but 1 Peregrine over at 15:00 scattered everything. Flew off south. (R Butts) Osprey again this morning. (P Ash, R Penny) 3 Ospreys reported this afternoon.

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap in garden (D Hastilow)

Lizard Village: Juv Rosy Starling on wires. (R Veal, A Witheywood)

Rosy Starling – Andrew Witheywood

Caerthillian: 1 Hobby, 1 Firecrest, 1 Reed Warbler. Also c300 Meadow Pipit and c70 Skylark over in 1.5 hours. (R Veal)

Helston: 1 escaped Ferruginous Duck still. (R Veal)

Polbathic Creek: 50 Goldfinch on/around 5 feeders (back to winter numbers). (A Blonden)

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 150 Meadow Pipit, arriving in off the sea all the time. Also 2 Whinchat,  6 Wheatear, 12 Stonechat, 2 Sparrowhawks, female and young male, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Ring Ouzel. (V Stratton)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: 29 Mute Swan, 250+ Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 7 Mallard, 11 Wigeon, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 36 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Moorhen, 70 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 2 Turnstone, 30 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 65 Redshank, 8 Greenshank, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 95 Curlew, 150 Black-headed Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 190 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Wood Pigeon, 3 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 1 Great tit, 1 Blue tit, 1 Coal tit, 1 Long-tailed tit, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 5 Rook, 7 Carrion crow, 1 Raven, 8 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Painted Lady, 8 Speckled Wood. (M Scawen et al.)

Mermaid II wildlife cruise: Minke, Bluefin Tuna, Common Dolphin, 12+ Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater Great Skua, 2w & juv Yellow-legged Gull. Also Coot sp 3 miles off Lamorna. (M Elliott)

Constantine Bay to Porthtowan: 7 Wheatears, a few Chiffchaffs, 6 Med Gulls and 5 Purple Sandpipers roosting on the rocks at Treyarnon Point. (T Codlin)

Carne Creek: 1 Mandarin Duck. (P Wood)

Mandarin – Peter Wood


Monday 30th September 2019

Mermaid II wildlife trip this Wednesday £23, meet at 14:45 for 15:00 sailing returning at 18:00. To book call 07901 731201

Polgigga: 1 Blyth’s Reed Warbler, trapped and ringed, also American Golden Plover briefly with 21 Golden Plover. (K Wilson, J Ryan et al)

Blyth’s Reed Warbler – Tony Mills

Blyth’s Reed Warbler – Tony Mills

Lizard: Juv Rosy Starling again in the village.

Malpas: 1 Osprey over Tresillian river towards St Clement at 10.30. (A.Hill)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Knot, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Redshank – John St Ledger

Hannafore: 16 Common Scoter west, 4 Med Gulls, 3 Curlew, 11 Little Egrets, 10 Meadow Pipits, 3 Rock Pipits. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Par Beach: 1 Grey Wagtail foraging along bank of stream at eastern end of beach. (R. Barlow)

Downderry: Birds moving west, 07:20-08:45, included 1 Balearic Shearwater, 9 Arctic Skuas, 2 Great Skuas, 414 Kittiwakes, 2 Mediterranean Gulls and 390+ Gannets.3 Common Scoters flew west and 7 east. (A Payne)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Kingfisher, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 8 Little Egret, 1 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 1 Ringed plover, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 2 Wheatear, 16 Ringed Plover overhead. (S Grose)

Trevose: 2 Snow Bunting & 6 Wheatear. (S Ash)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Knot, 65 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common Terns & 1 Sparrowhawk on Lelant Saltings plus 2 Black-tailed Godwits & 25 Bar-tailed Godwits on Ryan’s Field. (J Hawkey)

Porthgwarra: 2 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail. (DK Parker)

Rosemullion Head 12:30-15:30: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 170 Gannet, 11 Common Scoter, 8 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 30 Kittiwake, 10 commic tern flew south. (P McCartney)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 102 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 15 Black tailed Godwit,1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 238  Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Knot, 24 Cattle Egret & 1 Wheatear (B Bosisto)

Boscaswell Cliff: Wryneck this morning. (P Combridge)

Lizard Point (08.30 – 10:45): 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Great Skua, 10 Arctic Skua, 5 Common Scoter, 1 Arctuc Tern, 14 Sandwich Tern, 1 Puffin, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Manx Shearwater. (I Maclean et al)

Tuesday 27th August 2019

Late news, 26/8, Dozmary: 1 Wryneck in the evening. (B Craven)

Wryneck – Brian Craven

Wryneck – Brian Craven

Late news, 26/8, St Buryan: White Storks on St Buryan Church. (J Thomas)

White Stork – Julian Thomas

Late news, 26/8, Park Head: 7 Chough. (C Taylor)

Nanjizal: Blyth’s Reed Warbler trapped at 07:30 and released in Sallows at Polgigga duck pond. Also 2 Wryneck, 9 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 119 Sedge Warbler, 6 Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher, 11 Whitethroat, 26 Blackcap, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler trapped and ringed. Spotted Crake and Nightjar seen. (K Wilson, B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Polgigga: Blyth’s Reed Warbler till 08:30 at the back of the pond in the Sallows. 1 Pied Flycatcher this afternoon. (O Mockeridge)

St Ives: Brown Booby photographed close inshore off The Island / Porth Gwidden at 07:34 but flew south towards the harbour and lost to view. (K Jennings) Also 6 Common Scoter west, 11 Sandwich Tern west and 6 Harbour Porpoise. (D Flumm) Brown Booby reported again west past The Island at 14:30. (B Bosisto) Also 1 Stonechat and 2 Wheatear on The Island by the coast guard station. (K Money)

Drift Reservoir (members only): At least 15 White Storks still at 06:30. 1 Osprey at c12:40. (D Flumm, R Menari) 20 White Stork eventually flew off at 11:00. (C Hannon) Also 2 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 20+ Mallard, 7 Teal, 35 Canada Geese, 15 Cormorant, 1m Kingfisher, 5 Willow Warbler. (M Webb) No sign of the White Storks this evening but 3 Little Egret and 1 Osprey roosted at 20:30. (D Flumm)

White Stork – Martin Webb

Sennen Cove: 1 White Stork flew over towards Skewjack Farm.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 White Stork flew high to east over the estuary late morning, returning early afternoon and landed on Ryan’s Field, giving excellent views from hide. (K & J Mortimore) White Stork bearing colour ring GB2E white on blue over left knee. (MJ Spicer)

White Stork – Mike Spicer

White Stork – Rob Creek

Trevescan: Western Bonelli’s Warbler still in the Pines behind the small orchard.early afternoon. Behind Curlew Cottage at 18:40. (J Thomas)

Laneast Down: 1 Grasshopper warbler (juv), 3 Whinchat, 7 Stonechat, 1 Tree pipit (heard), 1 Reed bunting, c30 Linnet, c30 Goldfinch, 3 Stock dove, 2 Raven. (L Sampson)

Tywardreath: 2 House Sparrow ( adult female feeding 1 young from garden feeder). (R. Barlow)

Lizard Point: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater 05:45-08:30. Also 1 Pied Flycatcher, 7 Wheatear & Yellow Wagtail. (N Sluman)

Porthcurno: 2 Great Shearwaters reported at 08:20.

St Ives: 3 White Stork over towards Clodgy Point at 09:25.

Porth Kidney: 1 juv Little Tern. (R Wilkins, M Halliday)

Little Tern – Mark Halliday

Little Tern – Mark Halliday

Rame: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Whitethroats, 2 Chiffchaffs, 20 Linnets, 2 Tree Pipits. (C Buckland)

Kingsmill Lake 0630 -0730: 12 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, I adult summer plumaged Black Tern. (GD Lewis)

China Fleet Club 0745: 1 1st summer Black Tern on the artificial lake. (GD Lewis)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 14 Curlew, 10 Snipe, 12 Teal. (J St Ledger)

Caerthillian area: 1 Wryneck (probably new bird), 5 Whinchat, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Tree Pipit, 6 Wheatear, 1 Redstart. (M Pass)

Porthgwarra: Sooty Shearwater past the coastguards and 1 Pied Flycatcher by Dolphin House in Pine opposite car park copse. (R Creek)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Whitethroat and 6 Sedge Warbler. (DK Parker)

Monday 1st October 2018

Late news, 30/9, Sennen Cove: 1 Great Northern Diver. (J Miller)

Kynance: Blyth’s Reed Warbler at Soapy Cove early morning only. Also 1w Brown Shrike and 1+ Wryneck still present plus 15 Golden Plover, 8 Blackcap, 14 Siskin, 1 Redpoll & 2 Reed Bunting. (B Bosistow et al.)

Brown Shrike, Steve Rowe

Brown Shrike, Steve Rowe

Wryneck, John St Ledger

Wryneck, John St Ledger

Kynance Downs: Great White Egret flew south towards Lizard Village at 10:44. (M Ahmad, MJ Spicer)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 30 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Camel Estuary Wadebridge, Burniere Hide: 2 Cattle Egret this eve. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Grey Phalarope showing down to 20m from the causeway. (P St Pierre) Also 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Lapwing and 3 Whimbrel on Ryan’s Field. (P Freestone)

Newquay:  Hoopoe at Tregunnel Park seen  at 07:15 and again briefly at 09:15 but very timid. (M Lammas)

Kenidjack: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Chiffchaff, 30 Meadow Pipit, 3 Chough. (D Flumm)

Penzance Harbour: Hobby heading inland in Northerly direction over harbour, mobbed by corvids at 09:00. (J Evans)

Devoran: 1 Osprey sitting on post and 1 Kingfisher from Devoran Quay.(E Cornelius  & C Hayward)

Sancreed: 4 Kestrel, 30 Swallow, 5 Stonechat, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Siskin. (D Flumm)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 female Tawny Owl calling last night. A regular bird. (B. Toms)

Sennen Cove: 22 Mediterranean Gull and 20+ Sandwich Tern. (J Miller)

Looe Harbour: 1 Red-throated Diver still in summer plumage and 1 Eider. (R Kirkwood)

Red-throated Diver, Rupert Kirkwood

Red-throated Diver, Rupert Kirkwood

Red-throated Diver, Rupert Kirkwood

Eider, Rupert Kirkwood

Cape Cornwall: 10 White Wagtail. (J King)

Lands End: 1 Golden Plover and Dunlin over, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Whinchat, surprisingly little visible passage. (D Chown, N Grace)

Sennen, Escalls Church: 1 Merlin, 3 Golden Plover. (D Chown, N Grace)

Scillonian III crossing: 3 Great Shearwater and 4 Sooty Shearwater this morning.


Tuesday 17th October 2017

Late news, 15/10, Pencarrow: 1 Stone Curlew seen in flight at 7.15am. (T Potterton, A Bond)

Sennen: 1 Greater Short-toed Lark still present in ploughed field just SW of Escalls Chapel along with c40 Pied/White Wagtail and c30 Meadow Pipit. (B Dodd, T Mills)

Nanjizal: 109 ringed including 1 Blyth’s Reed Warbler and 10 Firecrest netted, also seen 1 Little Bunting, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (K Wilson)

Mylor Churchtown, viewed from Sailing Club: 7 Black-necked Grebe (in two groups of 4 and 3) close to port and starboard buoys. (J St Ledger)

Porthilly Point: 2 Brent Geese, 3 Greenshank, 21 Mediterranean Gull,1 Spoonbill flew east towards Cant Hill, 4 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose).

St Ives: 1 Hoopoe in private garden on Higher Trewidden Road again this morning (P. Callaway)

Constantine: 1 Whinchat in scrubby field at NW of village, plus 3 Reed Bunting. (J Chapman). 1 Redwing and 1 Siskin over. (D Collins)

Sancreed: 1 Hawfinch west 08:30hrs (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 3 Hawfinch, 4 Firecrest and 1 Spotted Flycatcher.

Rame: Large fall of Firecrests (c25), 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher Rame Church area. (C Buckland, M Beer et al) Also Hobby, Black Redstart, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 11 Chiffchaff, 14 Goldcrest, 6 Siskin, 6 Blackcap & Reed Bunting. (P Aley)

Red-breasted Flycatcher, Chris Buckland

Old Lizard Head: juv Purple Heron flew east at 10-20am and carried on round Lizard Point. (M Pass)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1m Long-tailed Duck flew in from South at 16:35 and landed on Lelant Saltings but no sign at 17:45. Also 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 near-ad Spoonbill on Lelant Saltings and 2 Firecrest behind the hide. (R Veal, M Spicer)

Gillan Creek, Helford: 126 Med Gulls (our highest ever count there), including 10 colour-ringed birds (M Grantham, E Inzani, G Wills)

Devoran: 77 Curlew, 1 Spotted Redshank (M Grantham)

Gwennap Sewage Works: 1 Sedge Warbler (M Grantham)

Bartinney Down: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Water Rail. (C Moore, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Land’s End: 2 Common Snipe, 1 Firecrest, 6 Chough, 1 hybrid Hooded Crow, 23 Skylark, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Blackcap, 1 Water Rail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Reed Bunting. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler again by the car park. Also Large fall of Firecrest with at least 35 birds (20+ in 60ft covert), c10 Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Hawfinch, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk and 14 Golden Plover. (DK Parker)

Sennen: Turtle Dove on wires by Whitesands Lodge. (DK Parker)

Pendeen: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by entrance to Manor Farm. (L Thomson) A further 2 Yellow-browed Warbler by Coastguard Cottage. 

St Levan: 1 Osprey flew east this morning. (D Helliar)

Pendower beach: 1 f Merlin in off sea plus many Portugese Man-‘o-War. (T Farr)

Percuil: Flock of 34 Mediterranean Gull on estuary late morning, plus 1 Firecrest in trees about 300m east of car park. Also Grey Plover & Black-tailed Godwit. (T Farr)

Falmouth: 6 Goldfinch, adults and juveniles in private garden. (E Tackley) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler reported.

Levant: 2 Firecrest in my holiday cottage garden. (L Thomson)

Mylor: 1 m albino Common Pheasant in private garden. (the Moore family)

Common Pheaseant, the Moore family

Padstow Farm Shop: 2 Barn Owl, 1 Tawny Owl, at 23.16pm. (S Grose)

Polgigga: Yellow-browed Warbler halfway along Bosistow Lane near pines and showing well (15.30). Also Black Redstart at Higher Bosistow Farm. (Oriole Birding)

Late photo, 16/10 Lands End: 1 Starling sheltering from the gale force winds during storm Ophelia. (B Sharples)

Starling, Bob Sharples