Saturday 21st November 2020

Late news, 20/11, Manaccan: 37 Cattle Egret next to Choon Farm. (P Gay)

Late news 20/11, Newlyn harbour: 1 colour-ringed 2w Great Black-backed Gull (ringed as chick 27/6/19 in Dorset), also 1 m Black Redstart (on South Pier), c25 Turnstone, 2 Grey Wagtail and 1 Great Northern Diver. (T Mills)

Great Black-backed Gull – Tony Mills

Late news, 20/11, Lamorna Cove: 7 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

St Levan: Probable Eastern Lesser Whitethroat in 2nd clump of sallows to the north of the church. (M Wallace)

Eastern Lesser Whitethroat – Mark Wallace

St Buryan: Juv Rosy Starling in a private back garden for a 3rd day. (per D Flumm)

Rosy Starling – Dave Flumm

Lizard: Male Red-breasted Flycatcher still in the church graveyard/car park. (S Rowe et al.)

Video above by John Chapple.

Red-breasted Flycatcher – J Jones

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Graeme Willetts

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Graeme Willetts

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Steve Rowe

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Michael Mckee

Pendeen: 1 pale juv Long-tailed Skua at 08:35, 16 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 diver sp, 29 Common Scoter 07:40-11:00. (P Combridge) 3 Common Scoter, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Great Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater. (P Combridge)

Kenidjack valley: Willow warbler, 2 Chiffchaff (1 Siberian race P c tristis,1 nominate). (P Clarke)

Towan Head: Flock of 50+ Common Scoter still in the bay. Also Great Northern Diver and 3 Red-throated Divers. (M Lammas)

Penzance: 13 Purple Sandpiper off Jubilee Pool. (P St Pierre)

Newlyn: Yellow-browed Warbler, 2+ Chiffchaff, 1 Water Rail, 1 Grey Wagtail at Sandy Cove. (T Mills)

Lamorna Cove: 6 Black Redstart  (females or 1w males), 3 Grey Wagtails (N R Rogers)

Black Redstart – Nigel Rogers)

Black Redstart – Nigel Rogers)

Leswidden, St Just: Hen Harrier hunting over fields. (J Branscombe)

Trevose: 2 Snow Bunting at Trevose Head car park 12:10. (P Stephenson)

Swanpool: Great Northern Diver (J & D Chapman)

Poldhu: Snow Bunting still on 4th tee of Mullion Golfcourse, between Poldhu & Gunwalloe (J & D Chapman)

Porthgwarra: 9 Whooper Swans over and Snow Bunting at Roskestal. (M Wallace)

Zennor: 9 Whooper Swan. (P Oldcorn)

Croft Pascoe pool/woods: 1 Water Rail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 60+ Golden Plover, 1 Woodcock flushed, 1 Snipe. (J Jones, R Loonstyn)

Water Rail – J Jones

Golden Plover – J Jones

Minions, Bodmin Moor: c20 Golden Plover, 2 Ravens. (A Langdon)

Wadebridge,SE Camel Trail: 12 Teal, 5 Little Egret, 5 Meadow Pipet, c20 Redwing, 1 leucistic Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 21 Canada Geese, 2 Moorhen, c20 Long Tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Coal Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Dipper. ( A Taylor B Ide )

Camel Estuary: 7 Cattle Egret at Pink Creek late aternoon. (L Curry)

Chapel Amble: 1 Great White Egret (follow the road adjacent to Maltsters Arms signposted for St kew, walk past partially flooded field with sheep and egret has been feeding in the next grassy field all week), 1 Water Rail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 f Grey Wagtail, 1 Cattle Egret over, 1 Kestrel, 1 Stonechat, 1 Little Egret. (S Grose)

Upper Tamar Lake: 3 Goosander (2m 1f), 2 Redwing, 1 Merlin, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1f Goosander, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 3 Marsh Tit, 6 Willow Tit, 1 Nuthatch. (R Mudge)

Rosevanion: 3 Great spotted Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Woodcock, 1 Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: Black Redstart and Grey Wagtail by bottom of dam and 2 female Goldeneye by Southern Cut off. (G Kingdon)

St Ives: 1 Great Northern Diver near Smeatons pier and 1 Snow Bunting by the church on the Island. (G Sykes)

Siblyback Lake: Great Northern Diver reported by the hide this morning.

Troon: 1w/fem Black Redstart. (S Taylor)

Kennack Sands: 1 Black-throated Diver and 2 Great Northern Divers reported.

Sunday 10th November 2019

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit and American Buff-bellied Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. (J Chapple, S Rowe) 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

American Buff-bellied Pipit – S Rowe

American Buff-bellied Pipit – S Rowe



Polgigga: Siberian Chiffchaff along Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Helston: Ad drake Lesser Scaup still on the boating lake plus the aythya hybrid associating with it. (S Rogers)

Stithians Reservoir: 1w female Lesser Scaup from Stuart Hutchings Hide, for its second day. (M Pass)

Porthgwarra: Eastern Lesser Whitethroat in Hidden valley this morning. (B Mellow) 2 Firecrest in willows by over flow car park, 1 Peregrine. (M Jones)

St Breock: 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Blackcap, 3 Firecrest. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Yellow-browed Warbler in the NW arm. (M Ahmad)

Cadgwith: Water Pipit on Grade Marsh.

St Austell: 20 Fieldfare and similar number of Redwing near St Mewan School. (W Wagstaff)

Trewoon: Swallow hawking over Trewoon. (W Wagstaff)

Nanquidno: 11 Long-tailed Tit ( B.Toms, M. Curtis) Water Rail. (J Miller)

Sancreed: 1 Woodcock, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

St. Winnow: 12 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Curlew, 1 Godwit sp & 1 Kingfisher. (E Mayhew)

Mabe Burnthouse: 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Redwing in private garden. (D Chaney)

St Erth: 3 Cattle Egret and 3 Little Egrets in road side field between St Erth and St Erth station. (T Polglase)

Perranporth: 2 Chough over the Golf Course. (B Penny)

Crowdy Reservoir: 12 Crossbill, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Raven, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel,4 Buzzard, 1 Bullfinch, 56 Lapwing, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 66 Rook, 500+ Golden Plover overhead. (S Grose)

Saturday 9th November 2019

CBWPS Development Day 2019: Today, Saturday 9th November. An opportunity for members to meet with the board and help to set the focus and agenda for the society for the coming years. St Erme Community Centre, Trispen TR4 9BD from 11:30am – 15:00pm. More information here:

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 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.

Helston: Adult drake Lesser Scaup still plus female aythya hybrid, wing-clipped Ferruginous Duck, 30 Tufted Duck & 6 Shoveler at the boating lake. Also 10 Goldcrest, 4 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 possible Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Long-tailed Tit, Pied Wagtails & 1 Grey Wagtail nearby. (S Windle)

Goldcrest – Stevan Windle

Firecrest – Stevan Windle

Possible Siberian Chiffchaff – Stevan Windle

Truro River : 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 59 Teal, 45 Curlew, 20 Shelduck, 8 Oystercatcher, 113 Black headed Gull, 68 Redshank, 19 Black tailed Godwit, 15 Bar tailed Godwit, 20 Fieldfare from tesco/ sunny corner villa. (S Grose)

Truro: 2 Firecrest in the lower branches of leylandii trees behind the “Wig&Pen” pub. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Little Stint again on Ryan’s Field. Re-identified as a Dunlin from photos. Also 2 Yellow-legged Gull (J Hicks)

Towan Head: 1 Eastern type Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Common Scoter, 5 Teal. (S Rowe)

Eastern Lesser Whitethroat – Steve Rowe

Eastern Lesser Whitethroat – Steve Rowe

Porth Joke: 1 Goosander. (S Rowe)

Helford River: 5 Cattle Egret at Tremayne Quay. (M Nattrass)

Falmouth: Pallas’s Warbler in Wood Lane briefly this morning, last seen in Fox’s Gardens. (M Southam)

Swanpool: 2 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Firecrest, 2 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Feock Church: 2 Brambling, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Tawney Owl,11 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit, 24 Rock Pipit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 10 Redshank. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: Female Scaup and 3 Goldeneye from the causeway. (M Pass)

Men-an-Tol: 2 Bunting species, 1 Snow Bunting and 1 possible Lapland Bunting (J Evans)

Longrock: 1 Barn Owl over bypass. (R Veal)

Lower Tamar Lake: 9 Goosander 4m 5f, 9 Willow Tit, 4 Marsh Tit, 1 Little Egret, 12 Tufted Duck, 15 Fieldfare, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Long-tailed Tit. (R Mudge)

Kenidjack: 2 Black Redstart. (J Hicks)

Pendeen: Heavy auk passage west 15:30 to 15:45. Kittiwake numbers picked up whilst watching, with about 300 all told. Also 20 Fulmar, 6 Common Scoter, 4 Great Skua 1 Great Northern Diver close in on the sea.