Monday 7th December 2020

Late news, 5/12, Tregony: 1 young swallow on wires in village, (S Perry per D Hall)

St Buryan: Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling still present. (J Thurstans)

St Erth: Dusky Warbler showing well in the same area SW548347; also 1 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff and 3 redhead Goosander over. (R Veal, F Bell)

Dusky Warbler – Nigel Rogers

Kenidjack: 2 Black Redstarts (S Williams)

Higher Bosistow: Lapland Bunting. (M Wallace)

Trevilley: 1+ Lapland Bunting, ringtail Hen Harrier. (M Elliott, P St Pierre)

Marazion: Black Redstart in the horse paddock at the bottom of Green Lane. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 11 Mallard, 5 Teal, 3 Little Grebe and 1 Kingfisher plus 51 Curlew in field opposite Cheshire Homes. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Iceland Gull, ad Yellow-legged Gull, c20 Common Gull, imm drake Shoveler, 2 Knot, 2 redhead Goosander. (R Veal)

Godrevy: 1 Black Redstart, 2 Purple Sandpipers. (J Lewis)

St Ives Island: (14:00-16:00) 2 Humpback Whale, 42 Common Scoter, 2 Great Skua, 1 Fulmar, c.100 Razorbill, c.300 Guillemot, 72 Kittiwake, c.120 Gannet, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Dunlin. (P Nason)

Humpback Whale – Peter Nason

Humpback Whale – Peter Nason

Helford River: 4 Great Northern Diver, 2 Mediterranean Gull. Viewed from Helford Passage. (J St Ledger)

Helford Passage car park: 1 Firecrest, 1 pair Bullfinch, 1 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

Boscawen Park, Truro: 1 Male Pintail. (J Bowen)

Pintail – Jayne Bowen

Lostwithiel, Shire Hall Moor: 1 Barnacle Goose amongst c.50 Canada Geese, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Redwing, 1 female Stonechat. (E. Mayhew)

Trevose Head: 1 Black Redstart. (J Coatsworth)

Bridge; St Columb Major: Singing male Dipper. (L Payne)

Downderry: 1 Swallow this am. (M Edwards)

Millbrook Lake: 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Med Gulls, 2 Kingfisher. (L Birtwistle)


Sunday 6th December 2020

Skewjack: Sociable Plover with Lapwing flock over the North side of Skewjack farm. (M Wallace et al)

Sociable Lapwing – Steve Rowe

Sociable Lapwing – Steve Rowe


St Erth: Dusky Warbler along footpath on West side of the fishing lakes (SW548347) showing and calling well at times; also Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Redpoll over. (R Veal et al) A number of Corvid sp. mainly Rooks and Jackdaws over railway station at 0730 being harassed by a smallish unidentifiable raptor. (D King)

Dusky Warbler – Steve Rowe

Yellow-browed Warbler – Mark Halliday

Dusky Warbler – Mark Halliday

Dusky Warbler – Mike Spicer

Dusky Warbler – Mike Spicer

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull, 4 (3 ad + 1 2W) Yellow-legged Gull, ad Herring x Lesser Black-backed Gull hybrid on Lelant Saltings and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at station car park. (S Rowe, R Veal) Also reported, 1 adult Ring-billed Gull, 2 Knot, 2 female Goosander (D Eva) Tawny Owl in road by Tempest at 0613 this morning before flying into nearby tree. (D King) Ruff still on Copperhouse Creek this afternoon. (P Smale, I Grant, F Were) 6 Turnstone, 8 Shelduck, 3 Cormorant, 14 Curlew, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 52 Lapwing, 50+ Teal, 50+ wigeon, 12 Oystercatcher, 1 Buzzard, 17 Redshank. (K Bowers) 1 Whooper swan, flying out to sea, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Greenshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 65 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull. (I Grant, F Were)

Lapwing – Kevin Bowers

Oystercatcher – Kevin Bowers

Curlew – Kevin Bowers

Carnsew Pool: 1 Great Northern Diver, 20 Dunlin, 8 Grey Plover, 6 Ringed Plover and 3 Little Grebe. (I Grant, F Were)

Lizard, Church Cove: male Red-breasted Flycatcher again. (G Willetts)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Graeme Willetts

St Buryan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (J Ryan)

Lamorna: 1 Slavonian Grebe, Minke Whale and Common Dolphins. (M Broadbent)

Polgigga: 1 Barn Owl hunting in fields around Bosisto Lane and Raftra. (J Eaton)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: Siberian Chiffchaff still. Also, Firecrest, 2 (m+f) Blackcap, 1 Water Rail heard.  (L Proctor, R Augarde, T Mills) Also 1 f/juv Black Redstart and 1 prob Iceland Gull high over harbour towards Penzance. (B Dodd, T Mills). 1 Buzzard on wires over Newlyn Primary School. (T Mills)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Tony Mills

Common Buzzard – Tony Mills

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 1 drake Eider, 2 Brent Geese, 55 Common Scoter, 5 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver (D Eva) Also reported, 7 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-throated Diver, 2 Eider, 2 Brent Geese , 7 Kittiwake Several pods of Common Dolphin. (J Howells) Also reported 9 Ringed Plover, 4 Sanderling, 5 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Turnstone, 2 Black Redstart (M+fF), 4 Great Northern Divers in the bay, 15+ Common Scoter off St. Michaels Mount. (D Sharp)

Black Redstart – Deena Sharp

Carbis Bay: 12 Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Skua. (S Rowe)

Derrick Cove/North Cliffs: 2 Peregrine Falcon, fem-type Black Redstart. (RB & PC Girling)

Godrevy: Lapland Bunting flew North 08:46.

St Gothian Sands: 2 (pr) Gadwall, c25 Tufted Duck, 5 Coot, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin. 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Veal)

Choon Farm, Manaccan: 15 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret. (D Flumm)

Cattle Egret – Dave Flumm

Gillan Creek, Manaccan: 3 Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, 10 Redshank, 7 Little Egret, 17 Med Gulls. (D Flumm)

Common Sandpiper – Dave Flumm

Mullion: 1 Albino Pheasant. (A White)

Restronguet Weir: 5 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 probable Eider. (S Van Hear)

Maenporth: imm Spoonbill on tidal pool again this morning, but flew out to sea at 11.55 (J & D Chapman)

Carrick Roads: 2 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Great Northern Diver, 10 Red-breasted Merganser. Viewed from Loe Beach. (J St Ledger)

Gerrans Bay: 3 Slavonian Grebe, 5 Black-throated Diver (J Lewis)

Roseland: 1 Firecrest, 3 Cirl Bunting. (J Lewis)

Devoran Quay to Tallack’s Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Greenshank, 100+ Dunlin, 100+ Redshank, 80+ Curlew, 75+ Teal, 6 Shelduck, 6 Common Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Redshank – John St Ledger

Tywarnhayle: 2 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1m Blackcap, 3m Blackbird, 3 Robin. (RB & PC Girling)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Juv Kingfisher, 1 Barnacle Goose, 6 Wigeon early am. (S Grose)

Par: 1 Water Rail (in flooded woodland opp pre school nursery). (S Grose)

Mevagissey Harbour: 1 f Kingfisher, 2 Turnstone. (S Grose)

Treziase: 1 f Reed Bunting. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 19 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Snipe. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe. (S Grose)

Gluvian: Female Merlin , 2 Stock Dove. (B Bosisto, L Payne)


Wednesday 25th November 2020

Penzance: ad winter Pacific Diver, presumed returning bird off Jubilee Pool this pm, also 17 Common Scoter, 6 Great Northern Diver, 13 Purple Sandpiper, male Eider. (P St Pierre)

College Reservoir: Green-winged Teal, Pallas’s Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff, Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, Treecreeper, 2 Marsh Tit, 7 Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Gull, 2 Gadwall, 35 Wigeon, 40 Tufted Duck, 8 Shoveler,  4 Eurasian Teal, 2 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe and a Peregrine. (M Broadbent, R Boott, O King)

Church Cove, Lizard: Red-breasted Flycatcher still present. (D Collins)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – David Collins

Coverack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewage works. (D Collins) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (S Bury) 1f Velvet Scoter, 1 Common Scoter and 1 Great Northern Diver in the bay. 1 Red-throated Diver past. 3 large pods of Common Dolphin distant, 1 briefly came into the bay. (J Jones, P Gay)

Common Dolphin – J Jones

Helston sewage works: Siberian Chiffchaff, male Black Redstart. (S Bury)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Steve Bury

Yellow-browed Warbler – Steve Bury

Kennack area, Lizard: Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest, 2 Gray Wagtail, 5 Goldcrests and 7 Chiffchaff (A Witheywood)

Nanjizal Valley: 2 Dusky Warbler (including ringed bird) and 1 Pallas’s Warbler. (K Wilson)

Sennen: 2 Black Redstart. (K Wilson)

Trethewey: 2 Black Redstart. (K Wilson)

Newlyn: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Water Rail, 1 Grey Wagtail, also 1 Peregrine + 1 Raven over Sandy Cove. 2 Black Redstart (fem/juv) + 1 Grey Wagtail in harbour. (T Mills)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Tony Mills

Drift Reservoir: Little Egret, 18 Teal, 2 Water Rail, 3 Mediterranean Gull, Dunlin, Siberian Chiffchaff, Common Chiffchaff, 20 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 17 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 70 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary: juv Iceland ull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull, ad argentatus Herring Gull, 220+ Med Gull, 6 Pink-footed Goose. (M Elliott) Curlew Sandpiper still early pm, plus 7 Pink-footed Geese on Copperhouse Creek. (P Smale)

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Pink-footed Goose and 1 Water Pipit. (A Langdon)

Chapel Amble: Great White Egret still in the area. (A Langdon)

Trevose Head: 2+ Chough. (E Buckingham)

Polgigga: Swallow and 3 Black Redstart. (M Wallace)

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)

Windmill Farm: 1 Merlin. (C Richards)

Gannel Estuary: Common Snipe, 3 ad & 1 1st Winter Mediterranean Gull. (M Lammas, N Long) Water Pipit late pm (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Malpas: 1 male Black Redstart in the village. (M Costa)

Truro: 3m and 2f Bullfinch in private garden. (D Jenkins) Also 1f Blackcap in private garden. (M Costa)

Charlestown: 1 m and 1 f Blackcap (D Hastilow)

Latchbrook Leat, Saltash: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff with Long-tailed Tit Flock. (G Lewis)

Royal Cornwall Showground; Wadebridge: 92 Red-legged Partridge.  (B Bosisto)

Hay Farm; St Breock: 28 Little Egret in surrounding cattle fields. (B Bosisto)

Wadebridge: 4 Little Grebe, 7 Oystercatcher, 9 Redshank, 21 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2m Mandarin, 1 Otter, 2 Black-headed Gull (both with white plastic ring on left leg, just out of reach), between Old Town and Anneka’s bridges early am. (S Grose) Also 43 Cattle Egret in field off of the Camel trail near Wadebridge (C Travis and M Scawen)

St Enodoc Golf club: 5 Blackcap, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Skylark, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 42 Black-headed Gull, 2 Raven over, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Castle an Dinas: 1 Barn Owl, 53 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Constantine: 4 Little Egrets, 20+ Long-tailed Tits, 1 Firecrest, 1 male Bullfinch, 2 Raven and Woodcock over 17:05. (T Pinfield)

Marazion: 2 Swallow at Red River mouth. (J Eaton)

Millbrook: Egyptian Goose, juvenile Great Crested Grebe and Red-breasted Merganser remain on Millbrook Lake. 6 Cormorant, 5 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 15 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, numerous Black-headed and Herring Gulls. (D Sharp)

Rame Head:  2 Ravens harassing a Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 3 Stonechat. (D Sharp)

Lower Tamar Lake: 6 Goosander 3m 3f, 9 Willow Tit, 3 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck 2m 1f, 18 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 2 Long-tailed Tit. (R Mudge)


Monday 23rd November 2020

Late News, 21/11, Bolenowe: 2 Green Sandpiper. (S Taylor)

Late News, 21/11, Troon: 1 Black Redstart. (S Taylor)

Late News, 22/11, Pendennis Point: 2 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Swallow hawking around the car park. (S Taylor)

Late News, 22/11, Berkeley Cottages, Falmouth: 1 male Black Redstart (S Van Hear)

Penberth: 1 male Desert Wheatear still this morning. Also 2 Black Redstart, 90 Fieldfare, 276 Redwing, 1 Firecrest, 1 Grey Wagtail and a Woodcock. (B Bosisto, J Howells et al)

Desert Wheatear – Josh Howells


Church Cove, Lizard: 1 male Red-breasted Flycatcher still in the churchyard. Also, 1 Yellow-browed warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail. (J Jones, M Lammas et al) Also, Black Redstart on church roof. (M Greenhalgh)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Joe Jones

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Joe Jones

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Joe Jones

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Mark Halliday-

St Buryan: 1 Rose-coloured Starling still in private garden this morning. (J Thurstans)

Cadgwith: 1 Little Bunting on coast path 1/2 mile south of Cadgwith at 9am. (S Croft)

Porthgwarra: Dusky Warbler below the Doctor’s Garden this morning. (T McGowan)

Roskestal: 1 Snow Bunting still. (M Wallace)

Polgigga: 3 Cattle Egret still. (M Wallace)

Nanquidno: 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 fem Bullfinch, 6 Long-tailed Tit. (C Moore)

Penberth Cove: 3 Black Redstart. (D Flumm)

Porthguarnon: Black Redstart. (D Flumm)

St Loy: 2 Black Redstart, 2 Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 10 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Kynance Road, Lizard: 1 Lapland Bunting, 1 Black Redstart (at the point). (M Pass)

Helston: (sewage works to Loe Pool). 3 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 2 Coal Tit, Chiffchaff ,Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, also Roe Deer. Ferruginous Duck of unknown origin still on the boating lake along with numerous Tufted Duck and Shoveler. (M Lammas)

Swanpool: 2 Great Northern Diver, 10+ Ringed Plover, 7 Oystercatcher, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher. (P Oldcorn, T Johnson)

Longdowns: 1 Barn Owl. (S Taylor)

Lansalson Pit, Wheal Martyn: 3 Tawny Owl and a Woodcock at dusk. (R Hollis)

Copperhouse Creek, Hayle: 1 Curlew Sandpiper with Dunlin still. (P Smale)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Firecrest. (B Toms)

Cligga Head: 2 Chough, 30 Jackdaw, 1 male Peregrine, 1 Buzzard, 1 fem-type Black Redstart, 4 Stonechat, 1 Skylark, 10 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 15 Fulmar (S Van Hear)

Trevellas Porth: 1 Chough (unringed) (S Van Hear)

Towan Head, Newquay: 19 Purple Sandpiper, 22 Turnstone, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 80+ Common Scoter (N Long)

The Gannel Estuary: 124 Curlew, 28 Wigeon, 1 Common Sandpiper, 9 Redshank, 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 1 juv Common Gull (N Long)

Egloshayle, Wadebridge: 1 Firecrest. (A Langdon)

Firecrest – Adrian Langdon

Chapel Amble: 1 Great White Egret but quite active and flying between fields. (R Lucas)

Clapper Marsh, Wadebridge: Yellow-browed Warbler in hedge adjacent to cottage. (D Julian)

St Moritz Hotel: 2 Black Redstart. (S Grose)

Trebetherick: 174 Rook feeding in stubble field opposite Restharrow Farm shop. (S Grose)

St Minver Highlands: 1 Merlin, 1 f Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 3 Common Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull, 18 Turnstone, 3 Curlew, 59 Oystercatcher, 19 Mute Swan, 1 f Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

St Clether: 1 Red Kite. (C Travis)

Downderry: (0805-0905), moving west 5 Common Scoter, 8 Red-throated Diver, 47 Gannet, 31 Kittiwake and 140+ auks. Also in the area 3 Fulmar, a Great Northern Diver and 3 Black Redstart. (A Payne)


Sunday 22nd November 2020

Late News, 21/11,Trevellas Cove and Combe (St Agnes): 1 Black Redstart (m), 1 Firecrest, 2 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey wagtail, 2 Stonechat (L Sampson)

Penberth: 1 Desert Wheatear (male), 2 Black Redstart (fem/1w males), 2 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail (N R Rogers et al)

Desert Wheatear – Nigel Rogers

Desert Wheatear – Mike Mckee

Desert Wheatear – Nigel Rogers


Desert Wheatear – Steve Rowe

Desert Wheatear – Steve Rowe

Church Cove: Red-breasted Flycatcher still present in graveyard and showing very well (D Eva)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – John St Ledger

Nanjizal Valley: 1 Dusky Warbler trapped and ringed this morning on a private ringing site. (K Wilson)

St Buryan: 1 Black Redstart reported in the Churchyard.

Sennen: 2 Black Redstart reported at Mayon.

Newlyn: 1 Black Redstart on roof of the Meadery. (S Grose)

Penzance: 6 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Oystercatcher on rocks behind Jubilee Pool. (D Sharp) Also, 17 Purple Sandpiper, 1m Eider at Battery Rocks. (S Grose)

Purple Sandpiper – Deena Sharp

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 67 Mediterranean Gull from causeway. Carnsew Pool: 2 Goosander (f+juv) 6 Grey Plover, 10 Ringed Plover, 101 Dunlin, 1 Bar tailed Godwit, 2 Turnstone, 2 Greenshank, 1 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver in Hayle Harbour. (S Grose)

St Ives: 2 (M&F) Blackcap in private garden. (M Rouncefield)

Scorrier: 2000+ Starling. (S Grose)

Rejerrah: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Knot, 37 Dunlin, 97 Redshank (D Eva)

Penryn: Yellow-browed Warbler trapped and ringed on the Campus.

Poldhu: Snow Bunting still on 4th Tee of Mullion Golf Club, near mini car park between Gunwalloe and Poldhu.

St Martin in Meneage: 1m and 1f Blackcap, 2 Firecrest in our garden (S

Lowertown, Helston: 2 Firecrest, 2 Coal Tit and 6 Long-tailed Tit (A Witheywood)

Helston: 3 male Blackcap in a private garden. (S Ford)

Towan Head: 3 Red-throated Diver, 101 Common Scoter (in bay), 18 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Grey Plover, 28 Turnstone, 9 Oystercatcher, 1 Black Redstart. (S Rowe, M Lammas et al)

Porth Joke: 60 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 6 Song Thrush, 15 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 30 Chaffinch. (S Rowe)

Gribben Head: Firecrest , Chiffchaff, 2 Mistle Thrush, 14 Song Thrush, 20 Redwing, 3 Great Northern Diver, 7 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 127 Linnet, 80 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 30 Goldfinch. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Respryn Bridge, Lanhydrock: 1 Dipper (L Sampson)

Downderry: (0740-0910) moving west 2 Common Scoter, 13 Red-throated Diver, 34 Gannet, 4 Common Gull and 56 Kittiwake. Also in the area 2 Great Northern Diver and 3 Fulmar. This afternoon in the village 5 Black Redstarts, a Blackcap and a Chiffchaff. (A Payne)

Torpoint: Great Northern Diver, Black Redstart, Grey Heron. (R Napp)

Lockdown Diary 4:

One of the regular winter spectacles to be found on the Camel estuary is the huge number of Golden Plover that gather on the mudflats. Some years there have been as many as 5,000 birds.

This week I spotted them from near Trewornan on the northern side of the estuary. Remarkably, many hundreds of the birds appear to almost vanish when parked together on the mud, but as they spill into the air, what a display they put on. Illuminated by low sunlight against the dark shadow of Cant Hill, they looked first a darkish brown, then a glowing white, and as they banked round again a sparkling gold like so much festive glitter tumbling out of the sky.

In June last year I almost stumbled across a Golden Plover on the moorland in the Western Isles of Scotland. It was in its fine breeding plumage, a handsome creature. Though they lose a lot of that vibrance out of season, in these great winter congregations Golden Plovers remain a glorious sight on a bright, chill day.

(S Marquis)


Tuesday 10th November 2020

Late news, 7/11, St Just: Black Redstart (female) seen in back garden in Truthwall Lane. (M Blaken)

Late photo, 7/11, White-tailed Eagle over Ladock Woods. Royston Wilkins

Late news, 8/11, East Looe: Black Redstart. (D Spooner)

Boscregan Fm, Nanquidno: Coues’s Arctic/Mealy Redpoll still present but elusive. (N Wheatley et al) Also 2 Great Northern Diver high south, 8+ Brambling, Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

male Brambling – Dave Flumm

Male and female Brambling – Dave Flumm

Park Head: Dusky Warbler this morning in field hedge adjacent to Car park. Also 1 Brambling, c.80 Chaffinch, 38 Meadow Pipit, 4 Redwing. (P Roseveare)

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler,2 Firecrest ,Hen Harrier, 2 Woodcock & Grey Plover this morning. (M Wallace)

Polgigga: 3 Cattle Egret still at Raftra Farm. (M Wallace)

Leswidden; St Just: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still with 2+ Goldcrest. (J Branscombe)

Copperhouse Creek; Hayle: 2 Ruff, 7 Pink-footed Geese, 6 Shelduck. (J Branscombe) 1st winter Curlew Sandpiper still. (Birdguides)

Wheal Alfred; Hayle: 1 Peregrine. (J Branscombe)

Godrevy Head: Snow Bunting still present this morning, also 2 Chough, Wheatear, 15 Skylark, 17 Meadow Pipit, 1 Knot, 6 Purple Sandpiper, 29 Ringed Plover, 57 Oystercatcher, 315 Shag, 33 Turnstone, 2 Raven, 8 Stonechat, 30+ Mediterranean Gull offshore. (P Freestone)

Snow Bunting – Paul Freestone

St Gothian Sands: 1w Iceland Gull, 2 Common Gull, 18 Mediterranean Gull, 18 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Linnet, 46 Skylark over, 1 drk Shoveler, 12 Meadow Pipit, 8 Coot, 44 Teal, 18 Mallard, 26 Tufted Duck, 12 Little Grebe. (P Freestone)

1st cal Iceland Gull – Paul Freestone

Newlyn Harbour: 25 Turnstone and 1 colour-ringed  3CY Great Black-backed Gull (black on white, L:DU2) ringed at Looe Island as a juvenile in 2018. plus 1 bull Grey Seal. (T Mills)

St Dennis: 2 Black Redstart on the Methodist Church. (P Ash)

Drift Reservoir: Wigeon, Tufted Duck, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 45 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Changwens; St Buryan: Black Redstart. (B Stone)

Sancreed: Grey Plover & 6 Golden Plover. (B Stone)

Sennen: Hen Harrier reported at Trinity Pool. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Truthwall, St Just: 1 juvenile Black Redstart (M Blaken)

Black Redstart – M Blaken

Gannel Estuary: 9 (8ad & 1st W) Mediterranean Gull, 2 Dunlin, 1 Common Gull and 14 Wigeon. (M Lammas)

Towan Head, Newquay: 24 Common Scoter, 1 f Black Redstart, 3 Purple Sandpiper, several Common Dolphin (N Long)

Trevose Head: 1 Black Redstart. (C Selway)

Camel Estuary: 269 Curlew, 19 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 112 Dunlin, 301 Oystercatcher, 489 Lapwing, 55 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 62 Shelduck, 29 Wigeon, 39 Little Egret, 3 Kingfisher, 5 Little Grebe, 19 Mute Swan, 500+ Canada Geese, 19 Great Black backed Gull, 4 Lesser Black backed Gull, 21 Mediterranean Gull, 481 Black headed Gull, 2 m Bullfinch, 1 Firecrest, 5 Raven, 86 Carrion Crow, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Crowdy Lake: drake Goosander, 3 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Penlee Battery NR: 1 Firecrest early afternoon. (D Allen)

Cotehele Quay: Cetti’s Warbler gave three short bursts of song from the reedbed. Also 1f Stonechat and a Stock Dove. (R Smaldon)

Wilcove: 3 Whimbrel, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. Also, large number Teal, plus Wigeon, Redshank, Canada Geese, Curlew, Little Egret. (A Blonden)

The Knavocks: Green woodpecker. (G Rogers)

Green Woodpecker – Geoff Rogers

St Just in Roseland: 4 Great Northern Diver on the Carrick Roads. (P Pearson)

East Looe: 1 Blackcap,1 Firecrest in our garden. (D Spooner)

Truro: 2 (M&F) Blackcap. (I Bott)

Loe Pool: 2 Cattle Egret at Lower Nansloe. (S Bury)

The Lizard: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (Birdguides)

Lanlivery: 1 Redwing. (E Mayhew)


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Sunday 8th November 2020

Late news, 7/11, Trenow Cove: 1 Water Pipit, c40 Rock Pipit, 12 Meadow Pipit, 15 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 16 Little Egret, 23 Oystercatcher, 6 Turnstone, 1 Stonechat, also 3 Great Northern Diver (2 sum plum) offshore. (DK Parker)

Late news, 7/11, Boscastle: I watched a solitary swallow feeding over my garden for about fifteen minutes. (J Maughan)

Trevose Head: Presumed Coues’s Arctic Redpoll still in and around the quarry, also 80+ Redwing, 12 Skylark. (R Wilkins, S Rogers, J Howells)

Coues’s Arctic Redpoll – Mike Spicer

Coues’s Arctic Redpoll – Mike Spicer

Coues’s Arctic Redpoll – Mike Spicer

Redpoll (7/11) – John Chapple

College Reservoir: Male Green-winged Teal again at the dam end. (R Augarde) Also, 2 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 25+ Wigeon, 25+ Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, 2nd Cal Yellow-legged Gull, Common Gull and a Woodcock. (L Langley, M Broadbent)

Green-winged Teal – Liam Langley

Porthgwarra: Dusky Warbler in the Hidden Valley this morning also Yellow-browed Warbler in there. (M Wallace) Also 1+ Firecrest and 5+ Chiffchaff in car park sallows. (N Rogers)

Nanjizal: 2 Cattle Egret roosting in the private ringing area. (K Wilson)

Pendeen: 2 Lapland Bunting over calling. (P Combridge)

Portheras: Yellow-browed Warbler still. (A Bayly)

Rose Valley: 1 Water Rail. (P Combridge)

Newlyn: 1 summer plumage Great Northern Diver in the harbour by the haul out slip. (M Jones)

St Just: Ringtail Hen Harrier  Bog Inn, St Just. (S Williams)

Sancreed: Black Redstart and Brambling. (D Flumm)

Geevor Mine: 2 Black Redstart, 25 Meadow Pipit, 30 Goldfinch. (D Flumm)

Black Redstart – Dave Flumm

Black Redstart – Dave Flumm

Levant Mine: 2 Chough, 20 Meadow Pipit. (D Flumm)

Crowan Beacon: 1 Woodcock, 200 Golden Plover, 1 Peregrine. (C Benton)

Copperhouse Creek, Hayle: 1 Ruff, 1 Grey Plover, 7 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 3 Little Egret. (J Branscombe)

St Erth: Cattle Egret with 9 Little Egret in cattle field off Tredrea Lane. (M Spicer)

Godrevy Head: 1 Snow Bunting still and 2 Shoveler at Gwithian Pool. (R Copeland)

Snow Bunting – Robert Copeland

St Ives: 1 Black Redstart (J Morgan)

Windmill Farm: Marsh Harrier, Black Redstart. (D Wright)

Soapy Cove: 7 Chough, Black Redstart and a Merlin. (D Wright)

Port Navas: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank. (D Collins)

Pendower to Portscatho: 8 Great Northern Diver (2 in summer plumage), 10 Common Scoter (2 m, 8 f), 9 Guillemot, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank still. (B Toms)

Penryn River: 1 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 13 Curlew, 19 Turnstone and 35 Redshank. (D Raffle)

Newquay: Water Rail this morning on Newquay Golf Course. (D Kendle)

Towan Head: Great Northern Diver in the bay. Also female Merlin and 3 Purple Sandpiper at the point. (M Lammas, T Carne)

Newlyn Downs (St Newlyn East): 23 Yellowhammer (L Sampson)

Mawgan Porth: 10 Wigeon, 13 Teal, 1 Barnacle Goose (poss hybrid), 2 Shoveler, 65 Canada Geese, 1 Little Egret, 6 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 1 Snipe. (J Howells) In addition, 12 Wigeon, 42 Teal, Little Grebe, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 21 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto)

Park Head: 1 Snipe, 20 Golden Plover, 32 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 4 Blackbird, 6 Chaffinch, 7 Song Thrush, 15 Meadow Pipit, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Corn Bunting, 1 Mistle Thrush, Lapwing, Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Crugmeer: 1 Short-eared Owl (D Eva)

Castle An Dinas /Dennis Farm: 153 Meadow Pipit, 23 Skylark, 11 Stonechat, 56 House Sparrow, 4 Yellowhammer, 7 Dunnock,142 Goldfinch, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Jay, 100 Fieldfare, 178 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 11 Coal Tit, 3 Stock Dove, 111 Rook, 56 Carrion Crow, 8 Raven,15 Goldcrest, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 m Blackcap, 1 Firecrest, 1000+ Starling, 250+ Chaffinch, 1 Red Admiral. (S Grose)

Blackacre: 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Water Rail, 1 Woodcock, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 48 Linnet. (S Grose)

Rialton Barton: 1 Nuthatch, 3 Yellowhammer, 9 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Harrowbarrow: 50 Linnets, 1 Fieldfare, 10 Blackbird, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Goldfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Robin, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 4 House Sparrow, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Pheasant, 2 Magpie, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Starling (not seen in the garden for a number of years), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Mistle Thrush in a private garden. (G Roberts)

Torpoint: 20+ Dunlin and 40+ Turnstone (D Sharp)

Millbrook: 2 Mute swan, 7 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1  Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6+ Mediterranean Gull (including 1 German ringed bird ATPZ), 6 Redshank, 1 Little Egret. (D Sharp)

Anderton: 1 Egyptian Goose. (D Sharp)

Egyptian Goose – Deena Sharp

Rame Head: 4 Raven, 2 Kestrel, 5 Cirl Bunting, 20+ Meadow Pipit. (D Sharp)

Cirl Bunting – Deena Sharp

Truro: The Meadow Pipit continues to visit our small private garden daily. A new nest box installed yesterday has already been visited by two Great Tits and a Blue Tit – promising for the spring. (K & J Mortimore)

Lanner towards Carharrack: Starling murmuration, possibly a few thousand 4.30pm (E Harris)