Sunday 3rd November 2019

Late News, 31/10 Looe Island: 3 Red-breasted Merganser. (C Lewis)

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit and American Buff-bellied Pipit both still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257.  View from public footpath from 4th field South West of Sennen school, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road.

Paddyfield Pipit – M Halliday

Paddyfield Pipit – J Swann

American Buff-bellied Pipit – J Miller

Paddyfield Pipit – J Miller

American Buff-bellied Pipit – J Miller

Paddyfield Pipit – J Smale

Paddyfield Pipit  at Sennen – J Chapple

Newquay: (7:15am – 9:15am) 5 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 23 Common Gull ,1 juv Sabines Gull, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Black-throated Diver , 6 Great Northern Diver , 3 Red-throated Diver ,1 Grey Phalarope , 1 ad Little Gull , 29 Common Scoter , 1 Little Auk, 1 Tern sp (B Bosisto) Towan Head: (08:00-08:30) 1 Manx Shearwater, 5 Great Northern Diver, 4 Common Scoter, 7 Med Gull. (S Rowe)

Navax Point: (8.00 to 9.00) 1 Sabines Gull, 2 Great Skua, 1 Actic Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Common Scoter, 6 Mediterranean Gull, Kittiwake 120 in 1 minute, Auks 200 in 1 minute (T Polglase)

Pendeen: (08.00 – 10.15) 6 Great Skua, 1 ad Pomarine Skua, 47 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Divers, 6 Great Northern Divers incl 1 in full breeding plumage, 1 Black-throated Diver, 350 Kittiwakes, 3 Fulmars (P Clement) (10.10 – 10.50) 2 Great Skuas, 9 Common Scoter, 1 Red Throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black Throated Diver, 2 Fulmar and 2 Mediterranean Gulls (ad: 2nd w) (J Hawkey) Also, Black Guillemot (M Mckee)

Black Guillemot – M Mckee

Black Guillemot – M Mckee

St. Ives Island: (7.30-12.00) 17 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 64 Common Scoter, 8 Red throated Diver, 12 Great Northern Diver, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 3 Little gull, 1 very light brown Cormorant. (R Augarde, B Mellow, R Wilkins) Also, (10:20-11:50) 22 Common Scoter, 652 Razorbill, 23 Guillemot, 324 Kittiwake, 974 Gannet, 1 Little Gull, 1 Pomarine Skua (Juv dark phase), 1 Great Skua, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver (P Nason).

Cape Cornwall: (08:30 – 11:00) Juvenile Sabine’s Gull, 10 Great Northern Divers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 12 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, c.40 Common Scoter, 10 Common Gull, 11 Mediterranean Gull and a Purple Sandpiper. (N Wheatley)

Porthkidney: 1 Black-throated Diver, 7 Great Northern Diver, 4 Common Scoter, 4 Golden Plover, 3 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua, c400 Kittiwake West 7:30-8:30. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret dropped into reed bed viewed from hide. (P Roseveare)

Gwithian Pool: 2 adult Whooper Swan in fields up the valley at 9.54. (T Polglase)

Porth Reservoir: 1 female type Greater Scaup (B Bosisto) Also 1f Goldeneye, 1f Tufted Duck, 24 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe. (S Rowe)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet over Valley Gardens 09.15 (J Baker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-breasted Merganser. (R Veal)

St Ives Harbour (10:00) 1 Brent Goose, 1 Great Northern Diver inside harbour offering very close views, moulting summer plumage (P Nason)

Mounts Bay: 12 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 54 Common Scoter, 2 Eider, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Diver sp, 4 Purple Sandpiper. (P Roseveare, B Clarke) 3 Red Breasted Merganser at 4.45pm (R Augarde, B Mellow)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, 1 Shelduck. Also numbers of Redshank, Curlew, Oystercatcher & Teal. (J St Ledger)

Carrick Roads, from Loe Beach: 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebe,. Also 2 Seals. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, off Gyllyngvase Beach: 4 Common Scoter (1 male, 3 female). (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 9 Turnstone, 2 (mf) Stonechat, 1 Great Northern Diver below St Anthony’s Lighthouse, with 1 Common Gull and 1 Little Egret in the Carrick Roads. Castle Beach: 2 ad Mediterranean Gull (D Chaney)

Mabe Burnthouse: 1 Firecrest, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Fieldfare in private garden 08:00am (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 2 (mf) Pochard, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Firecrest in the cemetery, 4 Common Scoter (1m 3 f type) offshore in Falmouth Bay still (D Chaney)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Water Rail, 1f Shoveler, 4 Coot, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Bodmin Moor: 1 Short-eared Owl (P Andrews)

East Looe: 14 Eider (1 adult male, 3 juvenile male, 10 adult/juvenile female), 8 Turnstone. (D Spooner)

Common Eider – D Spooner

Looe Island: 1 Common Scoter, Firecrest, Gannet, Water Rail, Blackcap, Lesser Blacked-backed Gull and Little Egret (C Lewis)

Kings Mill: 60 black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 17 Avocet, 5 Dunlin, 23 Redshank, 11 Greenshank, 62 Curlew, 58 Wigeon, 22 Teal, 10 Mallard, 6 Shelduck, 3 Heron, 3 Little Egret, 5 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 158 Black-headed Gull, 2 Greater Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring gull, 2 Kingfisher and 33 Canada Geese. Also, many Jay on the move and a young Roe Deer. (P Kemp)

Millbrook Lake: 32 Mediterranean Gull,9 Redshank,1 Little Egret, 23 Canada Goose, 4 Cormorants, 2 Common Gulls and 1 Egyptian Goose. (C Buckland)

Egyptian Goose – C Buckland

Mediterranean Gull – C Buckland

Rame Head: 2 Black Redstarts on roof of Barn Barton farm. (C Buckland)

Sennen Cove: 2 Black Redstart. (P Roseveare)

Goldsithney: 1 Black Redstart (N Beare)

Whitecross, Newquay: 200+ Chaffinch, 20 Goldfinch, 4 Song Thrush, 8 Blackbird, 2 Chiffchaff, 1m Blackcap, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Wren, 20+ Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 2 Coal Tit and 40+ Wood Pigeon. (S & D Thomas)

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Friday 12th September 2019

Late news, 12/9, Nanquidno: 30+ Linnet, 60+ Jackdaw, 6 Stonechat, 2 Chough, 4 Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 10+ Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Fulmar, 3 Shag, 20+ Gannet, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Raven, 2 Coal Tit, 10 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Jay, 8 Swallows. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Late news, 12/9, St Gothian Sands NR (14:00-15:10): 60+ Linnet, 57 Starling, 1 Buzzard, 200+ Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 27 Great Black-backed Gull, 18 Black-headed Gull, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Wheatear, 2 Greylag, 10+ Goldfinch, 3 Stonechat. (P Freestone)

Davidstow: 3 Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield by the orange windsock to late morning at least, also Curlew Sandpiper. (P Roseveare) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Marazion: 27 Brent Geese flew towards Little London at 07:45. (S Rogers) 53 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (33+ juv) off Red River mouth in the evening, also 5 White Wagtail, 1 Wheatear and c10 Sanderling on the beach and 1 Wheatear along Green Lane. (DK Parker, S Rogers, R Veal)

Brent Geese – Dave Parker

Penzance: 15 Brent Geese west over the harbour at 08:45. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) 2 Firecrest at Morrab Gardens. (M Wrights)

Mousehole: c1000 Manx Shearwater feeding offshore. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Siblyback Lake: Little Stint still at the north end also Greenshank & 3 Wigeon. (P Phillips)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 6 Little Egret, 5 Gadwall, 12 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 50 Swallow, 20 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 1 Redstart still. (J Swann)

Porthilly Point: 1 f Peregrine Falcon, 1 Raven, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Egret, 3 Curlew, 12 Turnstone, 6 Ringed Plover, 42 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 13 Meadow Pipit, 43 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover (juv), 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 11 Curlew, 1 Gadwall, 20+ Teal. (J St Ledger & Mr Loader) Also Wood Sandpiper reported again.

Coverack: 7 Brent Geese in the bay early morning. 2 Clouded Yellow and 1 Hummingbird Hawk moth on the Battery (P. Bedford)

Falmouth: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Mediterranean Gull on Castle Beach. (J Turner)

Swanpool Beach: 1 Mediterranean Gull. (J Turner)

Tamar Estuary: 38 Pale-bellied Brent at St John’s Lake, this afternoon, also 6 Knot. (D Julian)

Chapel Amble: Wood Sandpiper and 2 Green Sandpipers from the Olde House, (private hide with no public access). (H Miller)

Walmsley Sanctuary (keyholders only): 3 Cattle Egret visible from the Tower Hide. (R Treeby)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Little Stint, 19 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 White Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Millbrook: 2 Egyptian Geese. (D Julian)

Land’s End: 5 Chough, 1 Carrion/Hooded Crow hybrid, 3 Carrion Crow, 4 Dunnock, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Stonechat, 4 Linnet, 12 Goldfinch, 15+ Jackdaw, 1 Kestrel along cycle track and coast path 09:45 – 11:50. (M Webb)

hybrid crow – Martin Webb

Chough – Martin Webb

Stonechat – Martin Webb

Linnet – Martin Webb

Porthgwarra: c.6000 Manx Shearwater west between 15:30 and16:30, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Harbour Porpoise, 1 Minke Whale and 1 Nuclear Submarine! (M Jones)

Dobwalls: Female Wheater on our neighbour’s roof (C&J Duffy)

Kings Mill: Osprey, 33 Greenshank, 126 Redshank, ~160 Curlew, 24 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 5 juv Knot, c.160 Black-headed Gull, 14 Herring Gull, 8 Little Egret, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Sandwich Tern and 12 Teal (P Kemp)

Gannel Estuary: 8 Little Egret, 10 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank. (M Lammas, S Rowe)

Devoran: 12+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 50+ Curlew, 30+ Oystercatcher, 12 Ringed Plover mixed in with a small flock  of Dunlins. Large number of Redshanks, 1 Osprey. (S Williams)

Osprey – Steve Williams

Osprey – Steve Williams

Osprey – Steve Williams

Little Kelynack: 1 Spotted Flycatcher in a private garden. (C Moore)

Rame Head to Penlee: 25 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat , 18 N.Wheatear, 30 Meadow Pipit, 8 Skylark, 150+ Swallow, 8 House Martin. Also 13 Clouded Yellow & 15+ Painted Lady. (K Pellow)

Penlee NR: 17 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 16 . (K Pellow)

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis still 07:30 to 08:10 at least. (S Rogers, P Walsh) Glossy Ibis flew in at 17:30. (DK Parker)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler along lower side of coast path by the sewage works. (S Bury)

Maer Lake: Egyptian Goose flew in with 3 Shelduck and then left after 15mins flying east, no rings on feet and flying very strongly not clipped , also 2 Yellow-legged Gull with 3 Great Black-backed Gull roosting on the far bank. (N Bastin)

Egyptian Goose – Nigel Bastin

Allet: Swallow flew over late morning (T Wilson)

Porthgwarra: 12 Manx Shearwater and 1 Common Scoter flew west between 09:00 & 11:00. (DK Parker)

Newlyn: 2 Swallow at midday. (L Proctor)

Wadebridge: 20 Cattle Egret at Bradfords Quay this morning. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 40+ Cattle Egret on a “frog fest” this morning. (A Langdon)

Cattle Egrets – Adrian Langdon

Clapper Marshes: 1 fem Scaup again. (D Julian)

Kingsmill Lake, Saltash: 8 Greenshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, c120 Avocet, c30 Redshank, 80+ Black-tailed Godwit, 140+ Dunlin, 6 (on lake) and 43 (on River Tamar) Oystercatcher, 14 Lapwing, 1 2w Mediterranean Gull, 1 1w Common Gull, 86 Shelduck, 60+ Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe.  (P Kemp)

Trevose Head: 2 Swallow at midday. (R Wilkins)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Snipe (D Eva)

Penzance: 6 Eider, 1 Grey Seal off the promenade this afternoon (J Evans)

Lizard Point: 1 Black-throated Diver.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill flew from Copperhouse towards main estuary early afternoon. Also 29 Black-headed Gull, 11 Teal, 9 Redshank, 2 Shelduck, 1 Kingfisher on Ryan’s Field. (K Bowers)

Teal – Kevin Bowers

Shelduck – Kevin Bowers

Kingfisher – Kevin Bowers

Mousehole: 3w and adult Yellow-legged Gull plus an argentatus Herring Gull on the St Clement’s Isle roost this evening. (M Elliott)

Truro Leats: 1 Grey Wagtail & 1 Little Egret at midday. (V Skilton)

Malpas: 29 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Shelduck, plus Mallard and numerous gulls off the car park at 15:00. (V Skilton)

Cotehele Woods: 4 Marsh Tit in different parts of the wood and 1 Stock Dove calling. Cotehele Bridge: 6 (2m + 4 f) Teal. (R Smaldon)

The Camel, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 14 Mute Swan, 4 Whooper Swan, 14 Shelduck, 6 Mallard, 5 Wigeon, 10 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Spoonbill, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 35 Oystercatcher, 12 Ringed Plover, c.2000 Golden Plover, 80 Lapwing, 110 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 40 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 65 Black-tailed Godwit, 45 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 150 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 75 Herring Gull, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 72 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 18 Redwing, 3 Blackbird, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Magpie, 7 Rook, 30 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 12 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 4 Toad, 2 Palmate Newt(M Scawen et al.)

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