Thursday 14th November 2019

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. (P Espin, D Flumm, J Waldon) Still present at 16:00 when it landed in the bed and breakfast garden where their cat missed it by inches. (S Windle) View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field.

Paddyfield Pipit – D Flumm

Paddyfield Pipit – D Flumm

Paddyfield Pipit – D Flumm

Paddyfield Pipit – Stevan Windle

Paddyfield Pipit – Stevan Windle

Paddyfield Pipit – Stevan Windle

Trethewey: Dusky Warbler in a private garden. (K Wilson)

Cot Valley: Pallas’s Warbler still present in same place around Daisy Cottage for ten minutes around 09:30. (N Wheatley)

Wacker Quay: Green-winged Teal reported again this afternoon.

Penzance Cemetery: 1 Brambling. (P St Pierre)

Jubilee Pool rocks: 6 Purple Sandpiper. (P St Pierre)

Penzance Harbour: 1 adult Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre)

Mounts Bay from bus station: 2 Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre)

Wadebridge: 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 m Mandarin on river behind Co-op supermarket at 08.15.(S Grose)

Truro: 1+ Firecrest in a private garden this morning. (K&J Mortimore)

Gannel Estuary: 103 Oystercatcher (possible record for site), 1 Knot, 114 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 10 Redshank, 910 Black-headed Gull, 4 Med Gull, 6 Common Gull, 6 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant. (S Rowe)

Porthilly Farm: 31 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Common Gull, 156 Black headed Gull, 200+ Herring Gull all feeding in field opp holiday caravans. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: Black Redstart at Coastguard Cottages.

Tuesday 12th November 2019

Late news, 7/11, Porthcurno: 2 Firecrest. (T Bird)

Late news, 7/11, Cot Valley: 3 Black Redstart in the cove. (T Bird)

Late news, 7/11, Kenidjack: Dusky Warbler at 07:15 but elusive. (T Bird)

Late news, 8/11, Kenidjack: Dusky Warbler. (R Archer)

Late photos, 10/11, Sennen: American Buff-bellied Pipit. (J Miller)

American Buff-bellied Pipit – John Miller

American Buff-bellied Pipit – John Miller

American Buff-bellied Pipit – John Miller

Late news, 11/11, East Looe: 6 Eider (2 adult male, 1 juvenile male, 3 female). (D Spooner)

Late news, 11/11, Pendeen Watch: 3 Manx Shearwater, 23 Fulmar, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Common Gull, 5 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver & 250+ Kittiwake between 09.00 – 11.30. (P Clement et al.)

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. (S Ferguson) View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field.

Paddyfield Pipit – Mashuq Ahmad

Paddyfield Pipit – Mashuq Ahmad

Helston Boating Lake: Adult male Lesser Scaup still (M Pass)

Stithians Reservoir: 1w female Lesser Scaup still (M Pass)

Hayle Estuary: Juvenile Iceland Gull, 1 Knot (M Pass)

Pendeen Watch: (07:45-08:45) 6 Mediterranean Gull, c400 Kittiwake, 4 Fulmar, modest passage of auks and Gannet. (J Branscombe)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Little Grebe, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Carn Gloose: Snow Bunting still on the footpath this afternoon. (I Hayes)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Long-tailed Duck in North East arm. Also, Great Northern Diver still (J St Ledger)

Long-tailed Duck – J St Ledger

Great Northern Diver – J St Ledger

Sancreed: 1 Black Redstart, 30 Redwing. (D Flumm)

St Germans: 1 Eurasian Spoonbill reported this afternoon.

Chapel Amble: 7 Cattle Egret and 2 Water Pipit this afternoon. (D Julian)

Wadebridge: Drake Mandarin still by Challenge Bridge this afternoon. (D Julian)

Torpoint: 4 Brent Goose. (C Buckland)

Brent Geese – Chris Buckland

Little Petherick: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 12 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 7 Redshank,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Talland Bay: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Eider, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 50 Black-headed Gull. (D Spooner)

Penzance: 31 Purple Sandpiper on Battery Rocks.

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Wednesday 6th November 2019

Notice: There will be 2 parties of birders using the Walmsley & Burniere hides on Thursday 7th November under our educational access scheme. Members are still welcome but be prepared for it to be busy. (A Langdon)

Late News, 05/11, Chiverton Cross: 1 Woodcock (A Lansdell)

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit  and American Buff-bellied Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. View only from public footpath from 4th field South West of Sennen school, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field! Also, Richard’s Pipit in maize field to north-east of the ‘pipit field’. (J Miller)

Porthgwarra: Pallas’s Warbler in the car park sallows (viewable from the roadside at Dolphin House). (M Wallace) Pallas’s Warbler still present at 14:50, also Eastern Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, c12 Goldcrest, 20+ Long-tailed Tit all in the car park sallows. (DK Parker)

Kenidjack Valley: Dusky Warbler still present in scrub west of old sewage works but very elusive. Also, Firecrest in tractor shed copse and Siberian Chiffchaff at western end of valley.(P Clarke)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 drake Lesser Scaup, 1 presumed Aythya hybrid. (P Roseveare, C Richards) Video by John Chapple

Porthcurno: Probable Siberian Chiffchaff (not heard to call), 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Firecrest, 6 Goldcrest, 20+ Song Thrush. (DK Parker)

Gwithian, St Gothian Sands: Snow Bunting at seaward end of main pool. Also 17 Tufted Duck, 3 Coot, 14 Moorhen, 1 Grey Plover, 22 Med Gulls (including ringed bird RR00 on Green ring), 7 Rock Pipits, 4 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck, 7 Teal, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 40+ Canada Geese, 8 Linnet, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 4 Stonechat, Gull flock (not counted) included Great Black-backed, Lesser Black-backed, Herring and Black-headed Gulls. (P Freestone)

Snow Bunting, P Freestone

Mediterranean Gull, Paul Freestone

Pencarrow Estate, Washaway: 12 Crossbill (L Payne)

Crugmeer: 8 Grey Partridge (in grass field next to cattle and then flew over the road into set aside field opp with open five bar gate), 2 Sparrowhawk at 06.45 am. (S Grose)

Truro: Firecrest in our Rosedale garden this morning. (K & J Mortimore)

Longrock Pool: 6 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Marazion Beach: 1 Wheatear, 1 Swallow, c90 Common Scoter still. (R Veal) London Beach: Snow Bunting, Great Northern Diver, Peregrine Falcon, Grey Wagtail. (J Witheywood)

Snow Bunting, J Witheywood

Shirehall Moor, Lostwithiel: 1m Blackcap, 1f Reed Bunting, 2m&f Stonechat, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher. (M Surgey)

St Ives: 1 Goldcrest in private garden near Trewyn Gardens. (K Money) Also 2 Swallow at Bamaluz Beach. (V Evans)

Sancreed: 2 Woodcock, 1 Little Egret, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 65 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, c300 Woodpigeon. Also 105 Woodpigeon & 12 Stock Dove west. (D Flumm)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Spotted Redshank. (W Wagstaff)

St. Clement: 6 Cattle Egret in field to rear of Tresemple Pool (P Carter)

Cattle Egret, Phil Carter

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: 18 Mute Swan, 31 Shelduck, 41 Mallard, 47 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall, 12 Red-legged Partridge, 7 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 12 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 75 Oystercatcher, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Plover, c.3000 Golden Plover, 300 Lapwing, 45 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 55 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 32 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew, 5 Snipe, 180 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 150 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 8 Redwing, 8 Blackbird, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 1 Jay, 17 Jackdaw, 8 Rook, 7 Carrion Crow, 50 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 20 Linnet, 2 Red Admiral. (M Scawen et al.)

Godolphin NT: 3 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest 2 males in aggressive display, 10+ Bullfinch, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Raven over, 1 Red Admiral. (J Evans)

Trencrom: Large flocks of 50+ Redwing and Fieldfare feeding on hawthorn, Large flock of corvids interacting in flight, predominantly Raven, sub-adult and mature birds – lost count at 37 Raven, 5 Nuthatch, 1 Blackcap in subsong. (J Evans)

Lizard area: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff (Housel), 4 Brent Goose still Old Lizard Head, 10+ Chiffchaff, 1 Brambling. (M Pass)

Bude canal: 2 Black Swan. (T McAsey)

Black Swan, Tom McAsey

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Sunday 13 October 2019

Notice: There will be an educational access group visiting Walmsley tomorrow, in the morning from 08:30 to 13:00. Please expect some disruption if planning a visit. (A Langdon)

Late News, 09/10, Mevagissey: Rough-legged Buzzard taken into care after being picked up by a member of the public. No further news on its condition or location at present.

Rough-legged Buzzard – Robert Wells

Crackington Haven: 1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Hentervene Holiday Park this morning but not seen after 1100. The bird was in a very unhealthy condition and thought unlikely to survive the day. It has been looked for this evening with no luck. The property owner decided that they did not wish for the bird to be disturbed in its current condition nor did they wish the impact of a twitch to disrupt their business during this busy holiday period. If the bird is in a better condition tomorrow then there is a possibility that access may be granted. (Bev Teague)

Yellow-billed Cuckoo – Bev Teague

Porthgwarra : 1 Red-eyed Vireo near the doctors House sporadically throughout the day. Also 64 Meadow Pipit , 2 Firecrest, 10 Goldcrest, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Turtle Dove, 16 Collared Dove, 1 Redwing, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Chough. (P Roseveare B Bosisto et al) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in the sallow clump south of Roskestal (M Wallace) 1 Balearic Shearwater reported.

Turtle Dove – N Truby

Caerthillian: 1 Barred Warbler still in valley scrub near the pool south of the pumping station. Also 1 Pink-footed Goose over, 1 Hobby, 1 Swallow (D Eva, S Grose)

Housel Bay: 1 Common Nightingale still present, gave close flight views mid morning (D Eva)

St Levan: 1 White Stork,1 Firecrest (B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Nanquidno: 1 Red-Breasted Flycatcher (B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Cawsand: Dusky Warbler with the Tit flock at the end of the valley by entrance to Cawsand Village. Also Firecrest. (D Clegg)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Pink-footed Goose with c400 Canada Goose early am only, 5 Tufted Duck, c30 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, c20 Golden Plover, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Firecrest (R Veal) Additionally 15 Little Egret, 7 Greenshank, 29 Bar-tailed Godwit , 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Plover , 1 Sandwich Tern ,1 Kingfisher (B Bosisto P Roseveare) 1 Osprey reported early afternoon over Carnsew Basin.

Pink-footed Geese – D Parker

Osprey – M Webb

Copperhouse: 1 Osprey, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Pink-footed Goose (presumed same as on the main estuary earlier). (B Mellow)

Lizard Point: 1 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Merlin, 9 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Manx Shearwater, 1 Pink-footed Goose (later landed in Housel Bay pond). (I Maclean)

Bass Point: 1 Brambling over

Treen: 1 Snow Bunting reported by Logan Rock

Pentire Point: 1 Snow Bunting reported

Cot Valley: 1 Snow Bunting on track to Cape Cornwall. (P St Pierre)

Treverven: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (J Ryan)

Newlyn: 2w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliot)

Mousehole: 2 1w Yellow-legged Gull on St Clements Isle. (M Elliott)

Sennen: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (1 adult, 1 2nd winter), 1 Grey Phalarope, 4 Sandwich Tern, 5 Chough ( B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Nanjizal: Marsh Tit, 1 Firecrest, 7 Chiffchaff and 13 Goldcrest ringed at the private ringing site. Please keep to public rights of way. (J Ryan, N Ward)

Trevean: 1 Merlin over (M Wallace)

St Ives Harbour: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (R Holder)

Pale-bellied Brent Goose – R Holder

Mousehole: 3 Balearic Shearwater and a Black-throated Diver past in the morning.

Rame Head: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in trees near the electricity substation. Also Firecrest and Ring Ouzel.

Downderry: most birds were moving east early this morning, 0800-0845, including a Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua and 41 Kittiwake. Meanwhile, a Great Northern Diver, a Red-throated Diver and a Common Scoter flew west. (Alan Payne)

Windmill Farm: 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 46 Meadow Pipit, 3 Raven, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Pheasant. (S Grose)

Helston Boating Lake: 3 Mute Swan, 24 Tufted Duck, 1 f Shoveler, 7 Coot, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Muscovey, 1 Call Duck, 1 escaped Ferruginous Duck, 17 Moorhen, 53 Mallard, 65 Black-headed Gull, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

St Dennis: 2 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest . 2 Greens . 1 Song Thrush (P Ash)

Firecrest – P Ash

Colliford and Dozmary Pool: 117 Canada Goose, 6 Cormorant, 5 Mallard,19 Tufted Duck, 489 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 8 Black-headed Gull, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 49 Carrion Crow, 24 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 620 Starling, 2 Wheatear, 16 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, 67 Linnet, 22 Meadow Pipit and 1 Dunnock. (DA Conway)

Ruan Lanihorne Quay: 1 Osprey 1 Barn Owl, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Little Egret, 40+ Curlew, 400+ Canada Goose, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron. (David Hall)

Pentewan Beach, Mevagissey: 1 Arctic Tern on the beach (Tessa Bell)

Arctic Tern – Tessa Bell

Hendersick, Looe: 2 Peregrine flying East along cliffs (A Thom)

Hannafore, Looe: 3 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 12 Oystercatcher, 6 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail (N Wills)

Crantock, West Pentire: 1 Yellowhammer, 65 Meadow Pipit, 80+ Linnet, 50+ Rook. (S Grose)

Treveal: 1 Firecrest, 7 Goldcrest, 3 Blackcap, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Chough. (S Rowe)

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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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