Saturday 2nd June 2018

Late news, 1/6, Downderry: At least 227 Manx Shearwater moving west early evening (1815-1935),plus 1 Great Northern Diver on the sea. (A Payne)

Late news, 1/6, Rosenannon Downs: 3 Tawny Owl and 1 singing Yellowhammer at 23:00. (S Grose)

Nanjizal: Female Eastern Subalpine Warbler and 2 Spotted Flycatcher early morning. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Hayle: Iberian Chiffchaff still singing at the millpond.

Drift: Bee-eater photographed on wires along track to Treganhoe Farm at 10:00. (R Hughes) Bee-eater not seen again, but Great White Egret still present in NE arm. (L Proctor)

Lizard Point: 1 Long-tailed Skua past.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 15 Black-headed Gull, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Shelduck on Ryan’s Field. (S Grose)

Widemouth Bay: 250 Manx Shearwater per hour passing west in tight parties of 15 – 60 from 06:00 until at least 07:45. (H Kendall)

Goss Moor: 1 Mistle Thrush, pair Stonechat with 1 young, 3 Sedge Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, 2 Marsh Tit, 7 Cuckoo and 2 Siskin. (B Bosisto)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler, 2 Cuckoo, Whitethroat nest with 5 young on point of fledging, Great Crested Grebe on nest at Golden Lion cut off. (D Eva)

Porth Joke: 3 male Whitethroat holding territory within 50m of the beach. (S Rowe)

Dunmere, River Camel and Fishery: 2 (ad + juv) Dipper, 1 m Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Mistle Thrush, pr Coal Tit taking food into nest, pr Canada Geese with 5 young, 3 Little Grebe, 1 juv Cormorant, also 1 buck Roe Deer, Beautiful Demoiselles, 1 Black-tailed Skimmer, Blue-tailed and Common Damselflies. (T Mills)

Juvenile Dipper, Tony Mills

Adult Dipper, Tony Mills

Male Grey Wagtail, Tony Mills

Downderry: Early this morning 2 Great Northern Diver offshore and a Mediterranean Gull (1s) west. About 460 Manx Shearwater flew west 1805-1915. (A Payne)

Wacker Quay: 6 Shelduck, 3 Little Egret, Wigeon. (R Napp)

Male Wigeon, Rick Napp

Marazion beach: 52 Dunlin, 25 Sanderling, 6 Whimbrel, 4 Great Black-backed Gull feeding on seal carcass until flushed by dog. (S Grose)

Roseland. Ruan Lanihorne marshes: 2 hunting Barn Owls 9.00pm. (D Hall)


Monday 20th April 2015

Late news 19/4 Lizard Village: 1 Hooded Crow. (S Croft)

Late news 19/4 Marazion: 6 1w Med Gulls offshore. (D Britton)

Late news 19/4 Hayle Estuary RSPB: Photo of one of yesterdays Little Ringed Plovers. (B Mellow)

Little Ringed Plover Hayle Estuary Cornwall 19415 B Mellow

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Purple Heron and 2 Common Sandpiper. (DK Parker et al.)

Purple Heron Drift Reservoir Cornwall 20415 D Parker P1000309Purple Heron from the car park, D Parker.

Nanjizal: 1m Eastern Subalpine Warbler plus 5+ Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 2 Wheatear, c12 Skylark and a pair of Red Deer. (M Halliday – photos here DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Eastern Subalpine Warbler Nanjizal Cornwall 19415 B MellowEastern Subalpine Warbler, B Mellow. Red Deer Nanjizal Cornwall 20415 D Parker P1000318 (1521 x 1140)

Nanquidno: 1 Golden Oriole over. (R Wilkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Great White Egret present again this evening, flying from reed bed several times and dropping back in. Still in reed bed at dusk. Also 3 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Sandpiper and 40+ Sand Martins. (AD Mills B Toms J Hawkey C Barnard A James – photos)

Great White Egret Marazion Cornwall 20415 A James 9268 Great White Egret Marazion Cornwall 20415 A James 9567

Marazion Beach: 9 Ringed Plover, 13 Dunlin, 5 Sanderling, 7 Whimbrel, 1 m Yellow (flava) Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail and 10 Pied Wagtail. (J Hawkey)

St Buryan: 1 Bee-eater at Tregadgwith at 15:30 then flew N. (B Mellow)

Sancreed: 1 American Herring Gull at Sellan Farm then flew SE. (per M Ahmad)

Torpoint: 1m Wheatear. (M Morton)


Falmouth: 1 Red Kite over at 13:27. (P McCartney)

Church Cove, Gunwalloe: 12 Sand Martin, 8 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler and 2 Stonechat. Also several Peacock butterflies. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Blackcap (pr), 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Siskin heard, 1 m Cuckoo on downs. Butterflies included Holly Blue, Small White, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Peacock, Small Tortoishell.(J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

St Levan: 1 Ring Ouzel on cricket pitch. (P Dinning – video)

Stithians Reservoir: 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 9 Swallow and 5 Sedge Warbler. Also Great Spotted Woodpecker and Reed Bunting on the feeders. (D Chaney)

Lizard: Western Subalpine Warbler still present (heard only) on the Kynance road. (T Blunden)

Sennen: 1 1s Hobby. (C Barnard). Also 2 Sandwich Tern on Cowloe (A Clements-Partidge) and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at Brew.

Sennen: Hooded Crow on roof of council estate, morning and evening, also a pair of Gadwall at Brew Pool. (P Walsh)

Porthgwarra: 2 Short-eared Owl. (M Wallace)

Kenidjack: 1 Wryneck, 1 Ring Ouzel and 1 Iceland Gull. (JD Swann M Chapman)

Land’s End: 1 Wryneck and Trinity Pool and 3 Ring Ouzel at Treeve Common. (T McGowan)

Gurnards Head: 1 Bee-eater flew overhead and continued east, mostly over the sea, at 10:54. (L Thompson)

Rame Head: 1 male Redstart and 1 Wheatear. (M Beer)

Kuggar: 1 Cuckoo calling. (C Lee)

Kynance: 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 1 Sedge Warbler. (C Lee)

Porth Joke: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler, 12 Blackcap, 10 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin and 12 Swallow this evening. (SG Rowe)

Camborne: 1 Woodchat in field opposite Cogegoes Farm. (D King)

St Ives: 4 Red Kite and 2+ Wheatear at Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton)

Camel Estuary: 1 Spotted Redshank. (C Selway)

St Clement: 3 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 8 Whimbrel and 1 Redshank. (S Rogers)

Newquay: 2 Swallows at Barrow Fields. (A Doel)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Ring-billed Gull again on Ryan’s Field.


Sunday 19th April 2015

Late News, 18/4, St Ives: 8 Wheatear on Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton)

Late News, 18/4, Hellesveors: 1 Hoopoe just below Folly Farm in the horse paddock. (V Stratton)

Late News, 18/4, Castle Gate: 1 female Marsh Harrier. (V Stratton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 2 hybrid geese, 2 Greylag, 6 Teal, 7 Mallard (with broods of 13, 2 & 1 ducklings), 2 1 Cormorant, 12 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Snipe, c150 Sand Martin,  c10 House Martin, c12 Swallow, 1 Swift, 2 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff and 7 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker) 1 Great White Egret still present at dusk roosting in the pines (P St Pierre C Barnard et al.) 1 Red Kite at 08:20. (I Webster) 1 Red Kite flew west 09:00, probably the Rosudgeon bird. (DK Parker C Barnard B Toms M Curtis) 1 Red Kite 11:00. (D Britton)

Great White Egret Marazion Cornwall 19415 V StrattonGreat White Egret, V Stratton

Rosudgeon: 1 Red Kite at 09:00. (I Webster)

Gwithian: Adult Glaucous Gull. (T McGowan)

St Austell: 1 Red Kite. (D Thorpe)

St Hilary: 2 Red Kite. (C Atladock)

Bosistow: 2 Red Kite at 09:00 & 10:10 plus 9 House Martin east. (M Wallace D Flumm)

Polgigga: 1 Red Kite east 10:25 (presumed one of Bosistow birds) plus 1m Ring Ouzel on cricket pitch (D Flumm – photo P & H Taylor).

Red Kite over Nanjizal 19th April
Ring Ouzel @ Polgigga cricket pitch

Nanjizal: 1 Red Kite 11:05-11:15 (presumed one of Bosistow birds) and 1 Whimbrel. (D Flumm – photo) Also 1 Eastern Subalpine Warbler. (P St Pierre et al.) Wood Warbler and singing Grasshopper Warbler. (P & H Taylor)

Eastern Subalpine Warbler Nanjizal Cornwall 190415 M Ahmad 1 Eastern Subalpine Warbler Nanjizal Cornwall 190415 M Ahmad 2 Eastern Subalpine Warbler Nanjizal Cornwall 190415 M Ahmad 3
Eastern Subalpine Warbler Nanjizal Cornwall 190415 M Ahmad 4 Eastern Subalpine Warbler Nanjizal Cornwall 190415 M Ahmad 5 Eastern Subalpine Warbler Nanjizal Cornwall 190415 M Ahmad 6

Trevilley: Singing Sedge Warbler by the road. (P & H Taylor)

Sennen: 9 Whimbrel over A30. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 5 Sand Martin and 1 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Colliford Reservoir/Dozmary Pool: 37 Canada Goose,1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Mallard,15 Tufted Duck, 5 Teal,1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 8(4 prs) Great Crested Grebe, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull,15 Black-headed Gull, 5 Buzzard, 23 Carrion Crow,14 Jackdaw, 5 Magpie,1 Wood Pigeon, 3 Stock Dove, 4 Blackbird,1 Song Thrush, 6 Skylark, 19 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail,1 Wheatear, 2 Swallow, 3 House Sparrow,17 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 3 Dunnock,1 Robin, 6 Wren,1 Chiffchaff,10 Willow Warbler and 4 Rabbit. (DA Conway)

Dunmere: Hoopoe flew over at 16:00. (T Potterton)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Sedge Warbler, 30 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat and 8 Tufted Duck. (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull on Lelant Saltings. Also 1 Common Sandpiper plus 2 Little Ringed Plover and 2 Common Sandpiper on Ryan’s Field. (C Barnard B Toms) Also on Ryan’s Field, 2 Swallows at buttress nest site in hide, 1 Canada Goose on nest on island and 1 on nest at car wash side. (D Jenkins)

Gwendreath: 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (S Bury – photo)


Roughtor: 1 Red Kite drifted north at 11:50. Also over 20 Wheatear’s around Roughtor and 15 Swallows over. (D Grose)

Land’s End: 2 Ring Ouzels and 1 f Redstart on Treve Common. (D Flumm) Also 22 Wheatear from the cycle track,  3 Whitethroat,  3 Willow Warbler and 3 Sedge Warbler. (C Barnard)

St Ives: 2 Purple Sandpiper on rocks on the island this morning. (P & H Taylor)

Kenidjack: 1m Pied Flycatcher  and 1 Wryneck. Also “many” Willow Warblers. (R Farnes – photos)

Willow Warbler Kenidjack Cornwall 19415 R Farnes Willow Warbler Kenidjack Cornwall 190415 R Farnes

Croft Pascoe: A female Cuckoo feeding in the plantation. (C Benton)

Goonhilly: A male Cuckoo singing on the downs plus 2 Reed Bunting. (C Benton)

St Ives: 8 Wheatear, 1 female Ring Ouzel, 10 Buzzard, 5 Raven and 2 Sparrowhawk. (V Stratton)

Hellesveor Moors: 1 Hoopoe just below Folly Farm in the horse paddock and 6 Swallows. (V Stratton)

Towednack: 9 Red Kites a flock of 6 birds and a group of 3 all quietly flew South East and 10 Wheatears this evening. (V Stratton)

St Levan: 1 Blue-headed Wagtail at Raftra Farm. (M Wallace)

Crowdy Reservoir: Red Kite at 08:30, 4 Common Sandpipers, Siskins. (B Craven)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Gull-billed Tern from 08:15 to 08:50. Also 11 Whimbrel, 8 Greenshank, 98 Black-Tailed & 3 Bar-Tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Red & 13 Common Redshank, 3 Common Sandpiper and a Common Snipe. (C Selway)

Gull-billed Tern Walmsley Sanctuary Cornwall 19415 C Selway

Porthgwarra: Hooded Crow at Roskestal Farm. (M Wallace)

Truro: Red Kite high over Kenwyn at 13:02. (S Rogers)

St Just: 1m Blue-headed Wagtail in ploughed field by Cape Cornwall road at 13:00.

Kenidjack: Male Pied Flycatcher. (M Halliday) Also Spotted Flycatcher and Wryneck.

Pendeen: Black Kite over moor east of Pendeen by old mine stack at 17:00.

Nanjizal: 2 Blue-headed Wagtails at Higher Bosistow Farm.

Sennen: Siberian Chiffchaff at Brew sewage works.


Monday 13th October 2014

Late news, 12/10, Perran Sands, Perranuthoe: 3 Clouded Yellow, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Migrant Hawker dragonfly. (D Thomas)

Late news, 12/10, Newquay, Whitecross: Invasion of Blackbirds in our garden, 12+ feeding on berries. Small flock of Linnets, Goldfinch and Chaffinch feeding in field. (D Thomas)


Clouded Yellow, Dave Thomas

Porthgwarra: 1 Tawny Owl, 3+ Goldcrest, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 (Moltoni’s) Subalpine Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail,2+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1+ Sparrowhawk, c80 Swallow, c20 House Martin, 1 Golden Plover, 4 Pheasant and 2 Chough. (DK Parker et al.)

St Levan: 400+ Linnet, 50 Goldfinch, 200+ Meadow Pipit, 100+ Skylark, 6 Wheatear and 2 Peregrine. (DK Parker) 3 Woodlark. (M Wallace)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Muscovy Duck, 24 Teal, 88 Mallard, 2 Call Duck, 1 juv/fem Ring-necked Duck, 6 Tufted Duck, 4 Cormorant (including colour ringed individual), 1 Little Egret, 7 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 5 Coot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Black-headed Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 218 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Kingfisher, c30 Swallow, 1 Wheatear, 2 Curlew and 2 Grey Wagtail. (DK Parker & A Hartley)


Ring-necked Duck, Adam Hartley

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Lands End cycle track: 1 Wheatear, 3 House Martin, 3 Swallow, 1 Merlin, 2 Chough. (P&H Taylor)

Eastern Green, Penzance: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling on wires, KFC + B&Q . (MJ Spicer & A Hartley)

AHartley_RCStarling_131014Rose-coloured Starling, Adam Hartley

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Sparrowhawk (male). (J St Ledger)


Sparrowhawk, John St Ledger

Red Moor: 9 Swallow over (all juveniles). (P McVey)

Pendeen: 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Common Scoter past on the sea, 2 Buzzards, 1 Kestrel, 1 Stonechat,1 Chiffchaff. (A Hartley) Also 1 Balearic Shearwater & 2 Chough reported.

Roskestal: 1 Hooded Crow again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Levan Churchtown: 3 Woodlark. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Nanquidno: 1 Black Kite in off the sea and 1 Ring Ouzel. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Tregeseal: 1 Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: 1 juv Garganey again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Buryan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in willows at Treverven House.

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still in sallows to seaward of last cottages.


Sunday 12th October 2014

Late news, 11/10, Trelissick: 1 Osprey, Roundwood Quay. (I Brown)

Late news, 10/10 + 11/10, Widemouth Bay: 1 Tawny Owl. (S Edwards)

St Ives: 4 Mediterranean Gull, Porthmeor beach. (P&H Taylor)

Lelant: 1 Firecrest, Green Lane.  (P&H Taylor)

Lamellion: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in private garden. (G Berti)

Colliford Lake: 41 Canada Goose, 21 Cormorant, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Little Grebe, 66 Mallard, 35 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 3 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 1 Coot, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 5 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 7 Raven, 67 Carrion Crow, 40 Jackdaw, 18 Magpie, 84 Starling, 2 Skylark, 3 Blackbird, 27 Pied Wagtail, 130 Meadow Pipit, 9 Robin, 2 Wren, 5 Dunnock, 3 Reed Bunting, 29 Chaffinch, 23 Goldfinch, 48 Linnet, 5 Greenfinch, 2 Great Tit and 4 Rabbit. (WeBS count, D Conway)

Sancreed: 1 Merlin, 2 Snipe, 35 Skylark, 200 Meadow Pipit, 43 Swallow and 1 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 27 Mallard, 22 Teal, 1 Garganey (Longrock Pool), 6 Little Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 Water Rail, 44 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 12+ Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 50+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtail, 4 Stonechat and 5 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker) Also 1 Bittern west end of ‘Sanctuary Area’. (P Walsh)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Lelant Water: 20 Mediterranean Gull, 17 Little Egret, 5 Greenshank, 1 Turnstone, 4 Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Rock Pipit. Ryan’s Field: 21 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Little Egret, 6 Greenshank, 8 Redshank, 1 Knot, 5 Dunlin, 7 Bar-tailed & 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 46 Curlew, 6 Oystercatcher, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Jay. (D Flumm)

JStLedger_MedGull_121014 Med Gull, Dave Flumm
JStLedger_Greenshank_121014  Greenshank, Dave Flumm
 JStLedger_Curlew_121014Curlew + Med Gull, Dave Flumm  JStLedger_Curlew2_121014Curlew, Dave Flumm

Newquay, Porth Joke: 2 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 2 Sparrowhawk. (D Mays)

Drift Reservoir (members only):  70 Swallow, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret. (D Flumm) Drift village: 15+ Swallow. (B Field)

St Erth: 20 Redwing. (G Spicer)

Porthgwarra: 1 Eastern Subalpine Warbler, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Swallow, 1 Redwing, 3 Wheatear, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel and 1 Woodlark. (MJ Spicer, B Field, S Turner, A Hartley)

BField_ESubalpineWarbler1_121014Eastern Subalpine Warbler, Brian Field  BField_ESubalpineWarbler2_121014Eastern Subalpine Warbler, Brian Field  

An interesting discussion on the Eastern Subalpine Warbler has started, see

video: John Chapple
Penryn River: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 41 Redshank, 48 Curlew, 2 Turnstone, 3 Oystercatcher, 11 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail (in reeds at Gorrangorras), 2 Grey Heron. Also 1 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

Lands End Airport – Kelynack: 50+ Swallow and House Martin.  (P&H Taylor)

St Just: c10 Swallow over.  (P&H Taylor)

St Buryan: 4 Swallow.  (P&H Taylor) 2 Raven over A30. (A Hartley)

Penberth: 1 Firecrest and 10 House Martin. (B Field)

St Levan: 200+ Skylark over. (S Turner)

Longrock: 1 Rose-coloured Starling, Morrison’s carpark. (S Turner)

Prussia Cove: 85+ Swallow, 12+ House Martin, 400+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear and 4 Clouded Yellow butterflies. (S Turner)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c20 Skylark, c50 Swallow and 1 Reed Bunting. (P Fraser)

Tregonce: 8 Swallow. (S Lilley)

Trevose: 1 Wheatear. (S Lilley)

Mount Edgcumbe: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Jay. Mt Edgcumbe to Plym Sound: 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 juv Shag. (C Ellis)

The Lizard, around lighthouse: 1 Yellow Wagtail, c. 80 Pied / White Wagtail. Lighthouse to Housel Bay: 1 Little Bunting. (I MacLean)

Red Moor: 2 Green Sandpiper. (P McVey)

Buttermilk Hill: 4 Common Buzzard, 4 Raven, 70+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Dartford Warbler, 61 Golden Plover, 2 Wheatear. (V Stratton)

Treveal Valley: 3 Jay, 80+ Meadow Pipit,  75 Linnet, 40+ Goldfinch, flock of 60 Chaffinch and 5 Blackcap. (V Stratton)

Sennen: 1 Tree Pipit over. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Lands End: 1 Lapland Bunting over. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Roskestal: Hooded Crow again today. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Levan Churchtown: 2 Lapland Bunting. (D Hall)

Porthcurno: 15+ Swallow. (D Hall)

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Boswednack: 4 Swallow and 1 Goldcrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Falmouth: 1 probable Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest in private garden. (D Chaney)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Merlin. (D Hall)

Men-an-Tol: 1 Barn Owl and 1 f Merlin. (I Webster)

Bude, Crooklets Beach: 1 ad Mediterranean Gull. (S Edwards)


Saturday 11th October 2014

Late news, 10/10 RSPB Scillonian Cruise. Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 male Eider, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Grey Phalarope, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 4 Common Scoter, 123 Gannet, 7 Guillemot, 14 Razorbill ,9 auks sp. 29 Great Black-backed Gull and 1 Fulmar. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Manx Shearwater, 93 Gannet, 2 Fulmar, 7 auks sp. and 2 Kittiwake. (B Craven & D Curtis)

Late news, 10/10 Torpoint: 1 Osprey over. Also 2 Firecrests at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park.

Late news, 10/10 St Ives: 800+ Meadow Pipits off the sea moving south over Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton)

Lands End cycle track/Treeve Moor: 2 Wheatear, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 19 Skylark, 100+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (heard only), 13 Chough, 5 Clouded Yellow butterfly, 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (P&H Taylor)

Wadebridge: 2 juv Swallow over Guineaport Rd. (S Lilley) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in gardens, Kernow Close/Dunveth Road. (D Julian)

Sancreed: 1 Lapland Bunting, 400 Meadow Pipit, 30 Skylark, 2 Stonechat, 30 Linnet, 13 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail and 1 White Wagtail also 2 Clouded Yellow butterflies. (D Flumm)

Penzance, Boscathnoe: 1 Swallow and 1 Firecrest. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 1 male Eastern Subalpine Warbler again. (P&H Taylor) 1 juv Barred Warbler. (P Bright-Thomas) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Swallow, 2 Chough, 1 Sparrowhawk, several Clouded Yellow butterflies including a helices form. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer, B Field, M Ahmad, P&H Taylor, T Mills, et al) 1 Pomarine Skua, 11 Balearic Shearwater + large Shearwater sp past.

BField_BarredWarbler_111014 Barred Warbler Porthgwarra Cornwall 111014 T Mills

Barred Warbler, Brian Field & Tony Mills

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Common Crane over heading south and 9 Black-tailed Godwit. (J Rance)

Roskestal: 1 Hooded Crow again today. (MJ Spicer, DK Parker, T Mills & J St Ledger-photo)

Hooded Crow Porthgwarra Cornwall 11th Oct 2014 J St Ledger.jpg

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Kingfishers. (S Maycock-photo) 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly. (J St Ledger)

Kingfishers Drift Reservoir Cornwall 111014 S MaycockLongrock: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling, Morrison’s carpark. (B Moore, B Hibbert)

Longrock Pool: Drake Garganey still. (B Hibbert)

Zennor: 1 Short-eared Owl. (P St Pierre)

Lizard: 1 Serin flew over the village. (T Blunden)

Foage Valley Zennor: 250 Linnet, 50 Goldfinch, 1 White Wagtail and 1 male Adder. (V Stratton)

St Levan: 1 Ring Ouzel flew towards the church. (P Bright-Thomas)

Nanjizal Bay: 12 Chough (over). (J St Ledger-photo)

Chough Porthqwarra Cornwall 11th Oct 2014 J St Ledger

Porth Joke: 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 12 Moorhen, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 3 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Golden Plover, 30 Blackbird, 6 Song Thrush, 30 Meadow Pipit, 20 Chaffinch, 24 Greenfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 8 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail, 12 Robin and 1 Wheatear this morning plus 2 Sandwich terns flew west. (S Rowe)

Falmouth: 1 Osprey at midday at Trevithick National Trust. (V Skilton)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Firecrest. Also juv Curlew Sandpiper still.

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler again.

The Lizard, Church Cove: 1 Little Bunting briefly.

Sennen Cove: 2 Pom Skuas lingering off Cowloe.

Helford: Osprey along Gweek Arm off Bishop’s Quay.

tdm & dkp

Friday 10th October 2014

Late news, 9/10, Pendeen seawatch (0730 – 1030hrs): 8 Great Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 42 Balearic Sheatwater, 4 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Grey Phalarope (being mobbed by Manx), 2 Little Tern and 1 ad/w Mediterranean Gull.  Also pod of 12 Bottlenose Dolphin heading towards St Ives close in. Two Porpoise around the rocks. (J Hawkey)

Porthgwarra: 1 m Eastern Subalpine Warbler. (T Charlton, P & H Taylor) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Red-breasted Fly and 1 Short-eared Owl. (M Wallace). Also Firecrest in 60ft Cover and 3 Chough.

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Sancreed: 1 Short-toed Lark present in private stubble field for 6th day. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (Members only): Whooper Swan, a family group of 2 ad + 3 juv. (S Maycock)

St Ives: 5 Whooper Swan flew over mid morning, presumably same as at Drift.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Little Gull. (J Cole)

Treraven Meadows: 3 Common Sandpiper, 6 Lapwing, 30+ Teal, 10+ Pied Wagtail, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Heron and 1 Stock Dove. (D Mays)

Camel Trail: 70+ Mediterranean Gull, 1 Red Knot, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 80+ Black-tailed Godwit, 40+ Redshank, 30+ Curlew, 14+ Greenshank, 30+ Wigeon,  30+ Little Egret, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Peregrine Falcon and 3 Buzzard. (D Mays)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: 66 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Little Grebe, 11 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 89 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 3 Grey Plover, 10 Oystercatcher and 1 Raven. Lelant Water: 24 Mediterranean Gull. (D Flumm) Also 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper still.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan plus 3 cygnets, 9 Mallard, 8 Teal, 1 Garganey (Longrock Pool), 7 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Water Rail, 39 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 100+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Treen: 4 Jays at entrance to Trendrennen Farm. (DK Parker & MJ Spicer)

Penzance: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in gardens close to Dry Dock. (J Holliday & L Proctor)

Longrock: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling, Morrisons and KFC. (MJ Spicer)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Nancherrow: Woodlark over.

Falmouth, Pendennis Point – all west, 7.55 – 8.55am: 37 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Swallow, 5+ Mediterranean Gull, 30+ Razorbill, 1 Guillemot, 10+ Long-tailed Tit near the point, with 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Kingfisher on the rocks. Argal Reservoir: 2 Great-crested Grebe. College Reservoir: 87 Canada Goose, 8 Mallard, 15 Teal, 13 Wigeon, 1 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, c15 Moorhen, c20 Coot, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Snipe, 110 Black-headed Gull, 30 Herring Gull, 1 Common Gull and 1 Mediterranean Gull (2nd w) (D Chaney & S Perfect)

Mount Edgcumbe Country Park: 2 Firecrest also of interest Sandwich Terns & Common Sandpipers along the estate shoreline. (C&J Hannaford)