Sunday 19th May 2019

Late news, 18/5, Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Shelduck, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Curlew, 2 Great Tit, 1 Magpie, 1 Buzzard. (K Bowers) Estuary: 5 Shelduck, 5 Goldfinch, 3 Curlew, 3 Little Egret, 4 Swallow, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Cormorant. (K Bowers)

Sedge Warbler, Kevin Bowers

Shelduck, Kevin Bowers

Lizard, Bass Point: 1 Dusky Warbler in brambles just before the final bungalow along footpath to cliff. (J Foster et al) Still present but elusive to 18:00. (S Rowe)

Lizard, Housel Bay: 1 Black-headed Wagtail (feldegg) in pond area all afternoon. (T Blunden et al) Also 3 Spotted Flycatcher. (I Maclean)

Black-headed Wagtail, Dougy Wright

Black-headed Wagtail, Steve Rowe

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Pink-footed Goose (NW arm), c60 House Martin, c60 Swallow, c15 Swift, c10 Sand Martin. (R Veal, R Augarde, B Mellow)

Polgigga: 1 Woodchat Shrike still along Bosisto Lane. (K Wilson) Black Redstart again at Higher Bosistow.

Land’s End: 1 Storm Petrel, 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Greenshank at Treeve Moor Pool. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde)

Bude headland: (8am-10am) 12 Fulmar, 29 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 4 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 Stonechat, 2 Greenfinch, 6 Linnet, 8 Raven, and 2 Carrion Crow. (N Bastin)

Fulmar, Nigel Bastin

Fulmar, Nigel Bastin

Trewellard: 1 Cuckoo heard and seen flying around Bal Hill. (L Winn)

Colliford reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 56 Canada Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 16 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Mallard, 1 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 54 Carrion Crow, 26 Jackdaw, 4 Magpie, 2 Cuckoo, 3 Stock Dove, 9 Blackbird, 1 Wheatear, 5 Swallow, 6 Sand Martin, 7 Meadow Pipit, 1 Skylark, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Linnet, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Stonechat, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Dunnock, 3 Wren and 7 Willow Warbler. (DAConway)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 2 Skylark, 7 Oystercatcher. (S Grose) Also 1 Turtle Dove, 4 Whimbrel. (I Maclean)

Lizard Youth Hostel Garden: 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (I Maclean)

Lizard Village: 1 Great Northern Diver over. (I Maclean)

Kynance: 3 Cuckoo at Carn Goon. (S Grose)

Seaton Country Park: 3 Buzzard, 5 House Sparrow (3 male 2 female), 6 Mallard (inc female with 9 young), 1 Robin, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Willow Warbler; Butterflies – Speckled Wood, Red Admiral, Orange Tip, Large White, Small White. (R. Barlow)

College Reservoir: 2 Mute Swan with 5 cygnets, 1 pair Great Crested Grebe with 3 young and 2 other pairs on nests, Mallard with 3 young, Tawny Owl with one chick (D Eva)

Windmill Farm: 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 12 Mallard, 3 Gadwall. (D Wright)

Cuckoo, Dougy Wright

Croft Pascoe: 2 Crossbill, 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (M Nattrass) Also 9 Crossbill (including 4+ males), 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Siskin, 1 Cuckoo. (R Veal, R Augarde et al)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Basin: 4 Little Egret, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Whimbrel, 1pr Shelduck, 8 Black-headed Gull at 15.15pm. (M Webb)

Porthgwarra: 5 Puffin, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Great Skua, 2 Common Scoter, 3000 Manx Shearwater in 30 minute seawatch. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde)

Cape Cornwall: juv Iceland Gull in field by car park. (P Roseveare)

West Pentire: 30 Fulmar, 7 Oystercatcher (1pr defending a territory), 2 Kestrel (1 carrying slow worm prey), 4 Raven, 16 Linnet, 1 Skylark. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Cuckoo, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Stonechat. Also 2 Green Tiger Beetle. (R Hollis)

Marazion Beach: 24 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin; 4 Turnstone & 1 Ringed Plover. (J Hawkey)

Downderry: 10 Great Northern Diver on sea, with 4 movig West before 0820; also 4 Common Scoter, 11 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sandwich Tern. 1 Whimbrel on the beach. (A Payne)

Caradon Hill: 11 singing Yellowhammer, 2 Cuckoo. (P Fraser)

Newquay: 1 Dipper under Trevemper Bridge. (S Grose)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Cuckoo (B Craven)

Rinsey Cliff to Trewarvas Cliff: Nesting  Kittiwakes, Fulmars and Herring Gulls, mixed group of adult and young Cormorants, approx 8 birds, several pairs Linnets, Goldfinches, Meadow Pipits, Stonechats. (N Wills)

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Wednesday 21st November 2018

Late news, 17/11, Tintagel: 1 Swift sp above the cliffs. (L Hall)

Nanjizal: Serin and Dusky Warbler early morning. Also drake Green-winged Teal. (K Wilson)

St Minver: 3 Cattle Egret at Tredower Farm. (S Grose)

Rock: 5 Cattle Egret at Porthilly Farm. (S Grose)

Caerthillian: Richard’s Pipit again by the pump station in the field with a digger.

Marazion: 2 Velvet Scoter with c30 Common Scoter from Station House car park this morning. (P St Pierre, L Proctor, DK Parker) Also Pacific Diver west of St Michael’s Mount but drifting out plus 1 Great Northern Diver offshore this afternoon. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) 1 Red-breasted Merganser flew West. (R Veal)

Penzance: 4 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver and 2 Razorbill off Jubilee Pool this morning. (DK Parker) 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Eider and 2 Great Northern Diver off Chyandour Cliffs this afternoon. (P St Pierre) 3 Eider, 12+ Purple Sandpiper and c220 Pied Wagtail to roost. (R Veal)

Newlyn: 3 Eider off Sandy Cove. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Land’s End: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (car park sallows and Trinity Loop), 8+ Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, Merlin, 2 Snipe, Mistle Thrush, 3 Reed Bunting and hybrid Hooded x Carrion Crow. 1 Great Northern Diver flew south. (DK Parker, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Helston/Loe Pool: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff near Lower Nansloe Farm. (S Bury)

Sennen: Black Redstart on the moor by the lookout. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Indian Queens: Black Redstart in St Dennis Cemetery at dawn.

Newquay, Towan Head:  Male Common Scoter off lifeboat slipway. Grey Plover with Turnstones and Oystercatchers on Little Fistral. (M Lammas)

Gannel Estuary: 14 Dunlin still off the carpark. (M Lammas)

Sancreed: 300 Canada Geese inc some hybrids, 11 Greylag, 1 Merlin, 4 Sparrowhawk, 21 Snipe, 5 Lapwing, 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Fieldfare, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 12 Greylag, 297 Canada Geese (including the small, small-billed individual with the high voice), 5 hybrid geese, 2 Gadwall, 38 Mallard, 2 Pintail, 2 Tufted Duck, 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Coot and 3 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Sennen Cove: Great Northern Diver again close in at 11:00. (J Miller)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 9 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Grey Plover, 10 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Grebe, 24 Teal on Copperhouse Creek. (J Baker) Also 1 Spoonbill. (B Toms, M Curtis) Ryan’s Field: Reed Bunting, Kingfisher and Stoat. (M Rouncefield)

Stoat – Marlene Rouncefield

St Gothian Sands: 3 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 2 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 1 Med Gull, 1 Common Gull. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Nancegollan: 2 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Fieldfare. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Shelduck, 2 Goldeneye, 4 Shoveler, 1 f Pintail, 1 Tufted Duck, 35 Teal, 15 Wigeon, 19 Mallard, 15 Canada Goose, 55 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Raven, 1 Stonechat, 1 Kingfisher from the Stuart Hutchings Hide. (D Chaney)

Gweek: Red Kite over heading south. (per M Silk)

Helford River, viewed from Grebe Rock: 2 Great Northern Diver (calling), 1 female Common Scoter. (J St Ledger)

Common Scoter – John St Ledger

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 8 Mute Swan, 2 Whooper Swan, 34 Shelduck, 9 Mallard, 31 Wigeon, 1 Goosander, 9 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 65 Oystercatcher, 24 Ringed Plover, 13 Grey Plover, 200 Golden Plover, 120 Lapwing, 1 Knot, 200 Dunlin, 60 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 45 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew, 5 Snipe, 250 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 70 Herring Gull, 18 Great black-Backed Gull, 16 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 21 Redwing, 16 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Blue Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 7 Rook, 60 Carrion Crow, 7 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 15 Linnet, 1 Bullfinch. (M Scawen et al) Treraven to Polbrock: 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 16 Red-legged Partridge, 5 Curlew, 5 Little Egret, 1 fem Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 49 Teal, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 5 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Dipper, 12 Siskin, 5 Coal Tit, 2 Blackcap, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Woodcock, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Tawny Owl, 29 Goldcrest. (S Grose)

River Lynher, Wacker: 22 Avocet, 5 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Spoonbill. (M Beer)

Goonhilly Downs: 1 male Hen Harrier. (M Nattrass)

Rinsey: 300+ Golden Plover in field. (A Witheywood)

Bodmin: 1 Blackcap. (R Preston-Mafham)

St Just to St Mawes: 54 Cirl Bunting inc 10 singing males. 1 Brambling in Chaffinch flock at St Just. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Cirl Bunting – Roger Butts

Crackington Haven: Brambling in private garden. (J&B Teague)

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Thursday 15th November 2018

Late news, 15/11, Goonhilly: 1 Marsh Harrier. (P Bedford)

Late news, 15/11, Kenidjack: Dusky Warbler still present at the sewage works. (T McGowan)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs and Spoonbill at Tallacks Creek. (S Votier)

Trevose Head: 1w female Pied Wheatear still present above the lifeboat station, park at the NT car park and keep to public footpaths. (S Rogers) Still present late morning and 1 Merlin over. (J St Ledger)

Pied Wheatear – Steve Rogers

Pied Wheatear, Mark Halliday

Rock: 47 Cattle Egret moved off in one flock from Porthilly Farm towards and over Cant Hill, should be viewable from Camel Trail. (S Grose)

Housel Bay: Little Bunting still at the Waterings. (T Blunden) Also Merlin in the area. (G Mitchell)

Coverack: 1 Black Redstart. (P Bedford)

Gwithian: Possible Hooded Crow feeding on grass in and around Dog Walkers Car Park area.

Polurrian: 2 Black Redstarts around Polurrian Bay Hotel and chalets. (G Mitchell)

Ruan High Lanes area: Fly over groups of Redwings, (100+, 50+ and 40) heading South East, largeish numbers for the Roseland at 09:30. (D Hall)

Pentire Headland: Short-eared Owl this afternoon at c14:30 on the South Fistral side, it landed for a while on the pitch and putt course. (P Stephenson)

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap, 2f Brambling & juv Sparrowhawk. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Kenidjack: 6 Chough, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Long Rock: Black Redstart, 26 Sanderling, 3 Turnstone, Rock Pipit, 8 Ringed Plover between Cafe & Car Park. (R Teague)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Immature Garganey with the Teal off the causeway. (T McGowan)

Rock Helipad Field: 3 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

At Sea: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Great skuas and 20 Dolphins between Wolf Rock and Land’s End. (J Pender)

Nancegollan: 100s of Redwing and Chaffinch moving through, westward throughout the day, 15 Fieldfare west, 2 Raven. (D Chaney)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1Tawny Owl appears to be hunting bats from Trenance riding stables. (S Grose)

Roseland, St Anthony’s Head: 1 Swallow (11.30am ).  (per Simon Perry)

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Tuesday 13th November 2018

Late photos, 11/11, Trevose Head: Pied Wheatear. (C Thomas)

Pied Wheatear, Clive Thomas

Pied Wheatear, Clive Thomas

Late news 12/11 Perranuthnoe: 1 Woodcock. (P Clement, MJ Spicer)

Marazion: Pacific Diver offshore. (M Ahmad)

Kenidjack valley: Dusky Warbler seen briefly working its way along the stream edge by the sewage works c 11.30 – 11.45 then proving elusive.(P Clarke)

Rock: 7 Cattle Egret at Porthilly Farm. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: Pallas’s Warbler still present. (M Wallace, P Clement, MJ Spicer)

Pallas’s Warbler, Pete Clement

Falmouth, Swanpool: Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest at 14:00hrs, near Swanvale N.R. entrance. (J Rowe)

Devoran: Spoonbill, Jack Snipe and Common Tern. (S Votier) Also 1 Snow Goose and Spotted Redshank. (B Mellow)

Sancreed: 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 8 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, 2 Goldcrest. Westerly passage of 5 Lapwing, 5 Stock Dove, 18 Skylark, 65 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Little Grebe, 5 Teal, 1 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, 95 Canada Geese, 5 Canada hybrid, 1 Stonechat, 3 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Newquay, Towan Head: 2+ Purple Sandpiper and 5 Black Redstart. (S Windle)

St Ives: Big movement of seabirds west past The Island this morning. In 1 hour (9:30-10:30), 3,000 Gannet, 8,400 Kittiwake, 5,400 Guillemot, 600 Razorbill (based on 1-minute timed counts). In addition, 700 Kittiwake in rafts on sea. Also 3 Purple Sandpiper on rocks. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthilly Point: 5 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 3 Curlew, 51 Oystercatcher, 3 Common Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Tregilgas, St Ewe: 3 Buzzard. (D Hastilow)

Buzzard, David Hastilow

Buzzards, David Hastilow

Bartinney Downs: 4 Short-eared Owl, 1 Kestrel, 2 Snipe, 1 Fieldfare, 20+ Redwing. (J St Ledger)

Short-eared Owl, John St Ledger

Kestrel, John St Ledger

Short-eared Owl, Stephen Williams

Short-eared Owl, Stephen Williams

Torpoint, St John’s Lake:1 Spoonbill. (S.Eddy)

Mawgan: 1 Brambling in garden (P. Bedford)

St Erth: 47 Redwing west. (MJ Spicer)

Hayle Kimbro: 1 Short-eared Owl. (D Collins)

Trelow Downs: 2 Snipe, 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

East Looe River:12 Little Egret, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Curlew, 6 Oystercatcher.   ( C. Hooper)

Little Egret, C Hooper

Cormorant, C Hooper

Oystercatcher, C Hooper

Curlew, C Hooper

Kingsmill Lake: 100+Wigeon and several Teal were a female Pintail and 3 Gadwall, 4 Barnacle Goose. (M Beer)

Penzance: 2 Black Redstart, Mennaye Road.

Towan Head: 1 Tawny Owl, also Redwings heard. (S Grose)

Newquay zoo: 1 Tawny Owl screeching outside the ural owl exhibit at 22.30hrs.(S Grose)

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Sunday 28th October 2018

Late news, 26/10, Land’s End: 4 Greenland White-fronted Geese over ENE low, approx 14:00. (T Raven)

Late news, 27/10, Cape Cornwall: flock of 16 Greenland White-fronted Geese flying NE approx 16:45. (T Raven)

Late news, 27/10, Bastreet: 100+ Fieldfare, 2 Redwing. (B Craven)

Land’s End, Treve Common: Grey Catbird still. (J Evans, T Raven) 1 Short-Eared Owl quartering in adjacent field, several Redwing and Fieldfare over, 3 Stonechat, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Bullfinch, 3 Kestrel. (J Evans) 1 Brambling. (T Raven) Yellow-browed Warbler along footpath just west of Swingates, 15 Redwing east over Land’s End. (J Miller)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs still present, Spotted Redshank. (B. Toms)

Stithians Reservoir: Temminck’s Stint, 65 Lapwing, 130 Canada Goose. (D Chaney)

Brew/Sennen: 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 55 Skylark, 3 Lapland Bunting. (D Flumm, P St Pierre)

Porthgwarra: Dusky Warbler north end of ’60 foot cover’ (finder P St Pierre), 1 Merlin, 1 Water Rail, 6 Snipe, 14 Golden Plover, c1000 Woodpigeon, c300 Stock Dove, c40 Skylark, 1 Woodlark, 3 Mistle Thrush, 30 Fieldfare, 120 Redwing, 40 Song Thrush, 20 Blackbird, 2 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, c20 Brambling, c400 Chaffinch, 60 Linnet, 1 Siskin, 2 Reed Bunting. (D Flumm, P St Pierre) 2 Merlin, 2 Chough, 3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 male Kestrel, 1 Mistle Thrush, small groups of Redwing and a Fox. (S Murphy)

Godrevy Sands LNR: 8 Whooper Swan west at 12:15 (2+ad, 3+1st w), 10 Greylag Goose, 2 Dunlin. (D Chaney)

Hayle Estuary, Copperhouse Creek: 1 Spoonbill. Carnsew Pool: 1 Spoonbill (presumed same), 3 Grey Plover, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Sanderling. Ryan’s Field: 1 Great White Egret late afternoon. Lelant Saltings: 1 1st w Common Gull. (D Chaney) 1 Great White Egret, 1 ad Spoonbill, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, 15 Fieldfare, 130+ Redwing on/over Ryan’s Field. 1 Pintail, 2 Grey Plover on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal)

Great White Egret – Steve Rogers

Cape Cornwall: 2 Woodlark flew NE at approx 10:30. (T Raven)

Kenidjack: 1 Merlin, 3+ Brambling. (R Veal, R Augarde)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1f Goldeneye, 4 Tufted Duck still on Longrock Pool.  600 Wood Pigeon over. Also 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Veal, R Augarde)

Helston Boating Lake: 3 Shoveler, 2 Wigeon, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Call Duck, 6 Mute Swan, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Coot & 1 Ferruginous Duck. (S Grose)

The Lizard: 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Wheatear, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 2 Chough, 1 Curlew, 12 Fieldfare, 62 Redwing, 1 Whinchat at Caerthillian. (S Grose)

Lizard Point: probable Olive-backed Pipit, Short-eared Owl coasting, 6 Brambling, 2 Siskin, c300 Chaffinch, c60 Meadow Pipit, 120 Wood Pigeon, 33 Stock Dove, 13 Fieldfare, 22 Redwing, 8 Song Thrush and 6 Skylark. (P Roseveare)

Tremough Campus, Penryn: 2 Firecrest. (J&D Chapman)

Constantine: 1 Black Redstart. (J Chapman)

Drift Reservoir: 4 Whooper Swan, 1 Gadwall. (J Evans) 2 Greenland White-fronted Goose (ad & imm), 4 Whooper Swan. (J Hawkey, R Veal, R Augarde, M Ahmad et al) 4 Whooper Swan, Ring-necked Duck still, 2 White-fronted Goose. (R Farnes) Also 2 Goldeneye. (R Veal, R Augarde, M Ahmad)

White-fronted Geese – Rod Farnes

White-fronted Goose – Phil Taylor

Whooper Swans – Steve Rogers

Whooper Swan – Rod Farnes

Windmill Farm: 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 3 Blackcap, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Snipe, 2 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Zennor, top of Foage Valley: 120 Golden Plover. (C Madden)

Mullion: Grey Wagtail in garden, Mullion Cove. (J Allely)

Mount Edgcumbe: Yellow-browed Warbler. (P McVey)

Lamorna: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Firecrest, 1 Siskin. (M McKee)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Whooper Swan briefly, 2 fem Pintail, 1 Jack Snipe, 4 Wigeon, 3 Tawny Owl calling,  2 Barnacle Geese, 121 Lapwing etc. (B Craven)

Porthleven: 2 Black Redstart. (I Maclean)

St Ruan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Crossbill. (I Maclean)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 36 Cattle Egret this afternoon. (A Langdon)

Cattle Egrets – Adrian Langdon

Camel Estuary: 2 Whooper Swan this evening. (P Roseveare)

Porth Saxon, Helford: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler calling in willows behind beach. (M Silk)

Charlestown: 1 m Sparrowhawk in garden. (D Hastilow)

Feock: albino Pheasant. (A Gillard)

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Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Late News, 22/10, Looe, Hannafore: 15 Turnstone, several Rock Pipit. (I Juliane)

Late News, 22/10 Looe River: 14 Redshank, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Kingfisher flying. (I Juliane)

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still present today at Treve Common. Also Short-eared Owl mobbed by Jackdaws 10.23am then flew towards LE Complex. (R Creek) Also 1 ringtail Hen Harrier over the aerodrome towards Cot late am. (C Moore)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Great White Egret at Ryan’s Field. (S Williams) Also 1 Spoonbill still this evening, and 1 Cattle Egret with 3 Little Egret flying over the A30 toward St Erth. (R Creek)

Great Egret – S Williams

Great Egret – S Williams

Stithians Reservoir: Temminck’s Stint still. (M Jones)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Little Egret, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Wigeon, 75 Mallard, 65 Canada Goose, 4 hybrid Canada, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Stonechat. (D Flumm) Ring-necked Duck still late pm, also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler between dam and car park. (R Creek)

Cot Valley: 1 calling Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (R Veal, M Ahmad) Also 1 Cattle Egret over 15:25, 1 Merlin, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Nanjizal: 113 ringed; 16 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 62 Blackcap (over 2500 ringed this year), 7 Siskin and Little Owl (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: 1 Crane NE at 18:13. (B Wilson et al.) Also 1 Spotted Crake at footbridge below 60ft cover 10:30. (D Rimes). And 10+ Crossbill over coastguard cottages 14:15, 1 Merlin and 1 Vagrant Emperor between Doctor’s garden and car park. (G Wyatt) And 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest and 2 Swallow. (R Veal, M Ahmad) Also 1 Dusky Warbler reported still at 60ft cover.

Walmsley: 11 Cattle Egret behind the tower hide this evening. (B Bosisto)

Penberth: 1 Firecrest. (D Balmer)

Porthcurno: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Black Redstart, (D Balmer)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at bottom of valley by house and 9 Chough over. Also 1 Clouded Yellow. (D Balmer, A Hartley, J Swann)

Polgigga: 1 Black Redstart at Rafta Cottage (Rafta Farm) (D Balmer) 2 Whooper Swan in fields to the NW of Higher Bosistow. (M Wallace)

Rame: Short-eared Owl over stubble near Penlee Battery. (A Trout)

Nanquidno: 1 Ring Ouzel. (D Balmer)

Clapper Marshes: 2 Wood Sandpiper reported.

Sennen: Lapland Bunting in field behind Longships Holiday Cottages, flew off south. Also hybrid Hooded Crow still present (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Also 4 Cattle Egret in field behind Sennen school. (R Veal, M Ahmad)

Lapland Bunting, Phil Taylor

Hybrid Crow, Phil Taylor

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank. (D Eva)

Rosenannon Downs: 1m Hen Harrier briefly, 1+ Brambling. (D Julian)

Bolventor: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (S Cox)

Sancreed: westerly passage of 65 Lapwing, 4 Golden Plover, 150 Woodpigeon, 26 Stock Dove, 33 Skylark, 6 Fieldfare. (D Flumm)

Mount’s Bay: 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull on roof of Mermaid II from Marazion to Mousehole. (M Elliott)

Penzance: 1 Red-throated Diver, 5 Eider of Eastern Green. (L Proctor)

Kingsmill Lake: 11 Dunlin, 48 Redshank, 32 Greenshank, 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Lapwing, 72 Curlew, 94 Black tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Teal, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Wigeon, 19 Little Egret, 1f Tufted Duck, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, c2600 Black-headed Gull 3 1w Common Gull, c760 Herring Gull, 1 Grey Heron. (P Kemp)

Whipsiderry: 2 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: c50 Pied Wagtail at dusk. (R Creek)

Pendeen: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard, 2 Chough, Stonechat. Steady passage of Auks west this morning on the sea (A Hartley)

Looe, Hannafore: 27 Turnstone, 7+ Rock Pipits, 3 Shag, 1 Cormorant at close quarters wrestling with & swallowing a large fish, 6+ Med Gulls (I Juliane)

Indian Queens: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in private garden. (C Barton)

Great Spotted Woodpecker – C Barton

Porth: 1 Chough. (S Gale)

Tesemple Pool: High tide roost – 11 Greenshank, 28 Curlew (1 with an orange ring on the right leg and a white ring on the left bit no characters seen), 73 Redshank, 3 Black-Tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe and 1 Water Rail. (M Jones)

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Sunday 21st October 2018

Late news, 20/10, Rame: 4 Stonechats, 2 Kestrels, 1 Yellow Browed Warbler and 1 Cirl Bunting. (I Juliane)

Late news, 20/10, North Cliffs fields north of Tehidy Country Park: 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Croft)

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still on Treve Common and a Short-eared Owl. (L Proctor M Ahmad) Common Rosefinch reported in Willows at east end of main car park. Black Redstart in the main complex by the play area. (P Taylor) Also,1 Reed Warbler, 11 Siskin, 6 Reed Bunting, 3 Black Redstart at the complex, another at the airfield. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde, R Wilkins) Plus dozens of Siskin overhead calling and a very large flock of several hundred Jackdaw circling overhead (A Hartley)

Grey Catbird, Steve Rogers

Short-eared Owl, Mashuq Ahmad

 

Higher Bosistow: Yellow-browed Warbler at Faraway Cottage. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: Dusky Warbler in Blackthorn by the Coastguard Lookout. (M Wallace) Relocated in Sallows by the coastguard cottages at c12:00. (R Wilkins) Also 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (Trevean and Coastguard cottages), 1800+ Jackdaw, 700+ Starling, 35 Stock Dove. (R Veal et al.)

Dusky Warbler, Brian Mellow

Carbis Bay: Rosy Starling reported.

Lizard: Little Bunting in Chapel Lane, 100 metres south of the pond. Also 2 Yellow-browed Warbler in church cemetery at Church Cove. (I Maclean S Croft)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill and 1 Great White Egret. ( B. Toms, M. Curtis) Copperhouse Creek: 1 Spoonbill. ( B. Toms, M. Curtis)

Sancreed: 2 Black Redstart. (D Flumm)

Black Redstart – Dave Flumm

Black Redstart – Dave Flumm

Kynance: 2 Woodlark still in cut maize field next to the public footpath on road down to Kynance Cove. Very mobile with Skylarks and Buntings at 11:10. (R Treeby)

Nanquidno: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest. (B. Toms, M. Curtis) Also 1 Ring Ouzel, 4 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 1+ Crossbill over and c10 Chiffchaff. (J Down, D Foot)

Rame Head: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 144 Woodpigeon, 128 Skylark, 1 Woodlark, 1 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Goldcrest, 5 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Siskin, 7 Yellowhammer, 4 Cirl Bunting, 2 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Falmouth: 15 Turnstone at Castle Beach. (D Chaney) Swanpool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Lamorna Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest. (M McKee)

Kynance: 1 Lapland Bunting in stubble fields along Kynance Rd. (M Pass, J Foster, I Maclean)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 2 Tawny Owl , heard only. (B Toms)

Newlyn Harbour: 5 Raven, 2 Grey Wagtail. (S Grose)

Wherrytown Rocks: 7 Mute Swan, 4 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 1 Black Redstart (opp Dolphin Tavern) 28 Turnstone, 2 Ringed Plover. (S Grose)

Maenporth: 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Chaney)

Lizard Village: 2 Black Redstart. Old Lizard Head: 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear, 1 Black Redstart. (S Grose) Plus 1+ Vagrant Emperor dragonfly. (I Maclean) Lizard lighthouse: 3 White Wagtail. (I Maclean)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 4 Raven , several Reed Bunting, 2 Kestrel, 4 Buzzard, Water Rail, 4 Pied Wagtail, numerous Skylark and Meadow Pipit, 4 Carrion Crow. (A Holmes)

Raven, Adam Holmes

Kestrel, Adam Holmes

Hayle, St George’s Walk: 2 Kingfisher in marsh area at near end, 96 Canada Geese, 1 Rock Pipit, 6 Pied Wagtail in marshy field and 1 Yellow Wagtail feeding in stream. (A Holmes)

Upton Towans nature reserve: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 hunting Sparrowhawk, 4 Raven, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 24 Magpie together, Red Admiral and Comma butterfly. (A Holmes)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 1 Little Egret, 1 singing Cetti’s Warbler  (A Hartley) Also 1 Marsh Harrier briefly this afternoon.

Marazion: 5 Common Scoter offshore. (D Britton)

Carn Gloose: 1 Kestrel, 3 Stonechat. Also 1 fly-over Woodlark reported by another birder (A Hartley)

Pendeen: 1 Wheatear, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, good passage of Chaffinch over in the morning along with a few Skylark and 25 Meadow Pipit, 2 Kestrel, 1 Chough, 1 Raven, 1 Chiffchaff, 20 Goldfinch. 3 Stonechat, (No sign of YB Warbler at Calartha nor Black Redstart at the lighthouse) (A Hartley) Also two Blue-fin Tuna and a couple of Dolphins reported (D. Hatton S Holloway)

Millbrook: 2 Egyptian Goose. (B Bosisto, I Juliane) and between Millbrook & Crafthole: 1 Buzzard flying along lane in front of car and 1 Barn Owl flying over. (I Juliane )

River Lynher: 1 Spoonbill opposite Wacker Quay. (B Bosisto)

Sennen Bay: Great Skua.

Clapper Marshes: 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper and 2 Curlew, also 1 Vagrant Emperor and 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly. (D Julian)

Penlee NR:  Hobby flying over approaching reserve, 1 fem Kestrel on telegraph wire at car park, 6 Long-tailed Tit with 1 Blue Tit (sadly no  YBW or Firecrest), 1 Greenfinch, 2 Willow Warbler or Chiffchaff, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Small Copper and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in car park. (I Juliane)

Rame: 4 Skylark, 1 f Stonechat, 1 m Cirl Bunting and 1 m Kestrel. (I Juliane)

Goonhilly: At least 1 Vagrant Emperor at Croft Pascoe pool still. (J Chapple) Also 1 m Red-veined Darter plus Emperor Dragonfly and Common Darter. (D Britton)

Looe: 1 Hummingbird Hawk Moth. (I Juliane)

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