Late picture, 26/6, Tehidy Country Park: 1 m Black Redstart. (K Hoyle)
Black Redstart, 26th June, Kathryn Hoyle
Late news, 30/6,Southerly Point, Lizard: Three French-ringed Kittiwakes present amongst loafing non-breeding birds (T Thirlaway). Two of the birds were ringed as chicks in France in 2016 and 2017 but the third bird is yet to be confirmed. Anyone else seeing groups of loafing birds is asked to check them carefully for colour rings (two and a metal ring on one leg and three on the other leg), reporting them to the news team or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad sum plum Pacific Golden Plover relocated to Copperhouse Creek at 11.20, then flew towards Carnsew at 13.10 where it settled again. (B Craven, M Elliot) Carnsew Pool: Also 5 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose) Ryan’s Field:Franklin’s Gull at full tide, amongst a flock of black-headed gulls, alongside a Mediterranean gull. The bird was present from 6:45 until 7:10 at least. (M.Goddard, S.Goddard). Also Barnacle Goose again.
Polgigga, Bosistow Lane: 1 European Bee-eater on wires, but no sign since it flew towards Rafta Farm. (M Wallace, J Ryan)
West Pentire: probable adult Rose-coloured Starlingin flight on track near Bowgie Inn car park briefly.
Late news, 30/10, Mousehole:Dusky Warbler & Yellow-browed Warbler still on Love Lane; Dusky or Radde’s Warbler in garden of Old Coastguard restaurant briefly at 11am.
Late news, 30/10, Polgigga: 1 Short-toed Lark& 2 Lapland Buntings in field W of path between Bosistow & Higher Bosistow farms. Possible Sykes’s Wagtail(beema) briefly on roof of Higher Bosistow farm, also 2 Black Redstarts.
Late news, 30/10, Porthcurno:1 Yellow-browed Warbler in sallows S of car park.
Late news, 30/10, Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.
Late news, 30/10, St Just: swift sp flew over Princess St at 1:45pm.
Gunwalloe: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (1 by churchyard, the other by entrance to National Trust car park), 1m Black Redstart at Halzephron. (R Doggart)
Morvah: 15 Lapwing and c200 Chaffinch in flocks in off the sea, c50 Siskin. 1 Great Skua offshore harrying Kittiwakes, 1 Balearic Shearwater west and 2 Porpoise offshore at Levant. (R Phillips)
Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Franklin’s Gull on the estuary from the bridge 15.50 to 16:00, when it flew off south, 143 Golden Plover and 1 Curlew Sandpiper from same spot earlier (B Field) 1 Cattle Egret. (M Halliday, R Farnes, J St Ledger) Mediterranean Gull with green leg ring (R Farnes) Also 1 Spoonbill, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Grey Plover. (J St Ledger)
Curlew Sandpiper, Rod Farnes
Curlew Sandpiper, Mark Halliday
Cattle Egret, Mark Halliday
Cattle Egret, Mark Halliday
Cattle Egret, Mark Halliday
Cattle Egret, Rod Farnes
Cattle Egret, Rod Farnes
Cattle Egret, John St Ledger
Mediterranean Gull, Rod Farnes
Franklin’s Gull photos, Brian Field
Lamorna Cove: 1 Black Redstart. (M McKee)
Siblyback Lake: 1 Bar-headed Goose among c200 Canada Geese on western side in pasture. (L Ford).
Sancreed: 1 Black Redstart, 5 Lapwing, 3 Snipe. (D Flumm)
Porthgwarra to Nanjizal: 2 Chough, one with three ID rings, 1 female Merlin predating Meadow Pipit, pair of Kestrel, 3 Grey Seal and 1 Stoat, (H & A James – photos)
Newquay: 1 Chough, calling, over Pargolla Road. (K Johns)
Cot Valley-Boscregan Farm: birds moving south-east 07:30-11:30: 835+ Chaffinch, 5 Siskin, 1 Crossbill, 3 Reed Bunting, 560+ Starling, 40+ Skylark, c80 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 3+ Mistle Thrush and 6 Stock Dove. Also seen: female/juvenile Hen Harrier (north at 08:43), 1 Merlin, 2 Woodlark, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 1 Whinchat and 1 Black Redstart (in St Just). (N Wheatley)
Jupiter Point, River Lynher: 3 Spoonbill on Beggar’s Island at 8am. (M Beer, C Buckland)
Truro: Black Redstart at Kirby Road on Malabar Estate.
Pendeen:Barred Warbler & Yellow-browed Warbler at Manor Farm. (P Combridge) Also Common Swift over coastguard cottages. (J Swann)
Kenidjack Valley: Probable juv Common Swift (initially thought to be possible Pallid Swift), later drifted N & seen over Truthwall & Botallack. Also Red-breasted Flycatcher by the engine shed. (T Bird)
Porthgwarra: 1 Common Whitethroat. (T Bird)
Sennen: 1 Common Swift, simultaneously with the Kenidjack bird. (K Wilson)
Late news, 29/10, Penzance: Drake Eider off Chyandour early afternoon. (D King)
Late news, 29/10, St Levan: 4-5 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Merlin, 1 Jack Snipe, 5 Snipe, 1 Lapland Bunting, 450 Chaffinch, 60 Skylark. (P St Pierre)
Late news, 29/10, Sennen Quarry Pool: 1 Siberian chiffchaff, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull. (P St Pierre)
Late news, 29/10 Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.
Late news, 29/10, Land’s End: 1 Cattle Egret flew N in early morning, 1 Black Redstart.
Late News, 29/10, Nanjizal Valley: 1 Pallas’s Warbler.
Late news, 29/10, Mousehole: 1 Dusky Warbleron Love Lane 200yds N of Bird Hospital (+2 Yellow-browed Warbler).
Hayle Estuary: 1 Franklin’s Gull on Lelant Saltings. (R Farnes, S Rogers, R Augarde, T Wilson, J Chapple)) Later seen in Carbis Bay. Also imm Spoonbill still, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Greenshank. (T Wilson)
photos by Rod Farnes
Video by Richard Augarde
Video by John Chapple
Porthgwarra: 1 Pallas’s Warbler. (D Eva, M Wallace, R&L Wilkins, R Augarde, B. Mellow) 1 Barred Warbler in blackthorn/pines N side of Dolphin House. (M Wallace) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Dartford Warbler still in pond area late afternoon. (D. Eva)
Land’s End: 1 Cattle Egret, 6 Black Redstart, 1 Dusky Warbler, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler (2 in car park bushes, 1 along cycle track). (P St Pierre, R&L Wilkins, R Augarde, B. Mellow) Also 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Firecrest, 30 Fieldfare, 200 Redwing, 2 Chough. (P St Pierre) 1 Swallow. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)
Marazion Marsh: 10000+ Starling off the roost, 1 Heron spearfishing. (A James – photos) Also Siberian Chiffchaff, Curlew Sandpiper. on Venton Beach.
Sconner, Torpoint: 1 adult Spoonbill 2.30pm. (M Buckle, R Gould)
The Lizard: 10,000+ Starling feeding on cliffs at Church Cove near Lifeboat station at 9am. Several smaller flocks of Starling over Lizard village later in the morning. (D King) Also at Church Cove, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I Maclean) 1 imm Black Redstart, 7500+ Starling at Lizard Point. (R Veal)
Predannack Wollas: 100-200 Golden Plover over late morning flying south. (D King)
Stithians Reservoir: c90 Wigeon, c35 Mallard, 3 f type Pintail, 4 Shoveler, 9+ Teal, 2 Lapwing, 80+ Fieldfare. (D Chaney)
Porthleven:2 Black Redstart. (I Maclean)
Carminowe Valley:1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I Maclean)
Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel in Trenow Cove mid-afternoon. (I Maclean)
College Reservoir: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper still. Also Marsh Tit. (B Porter)
Coverack, Treleaver to Beagles Point: 2 Raven, 2 Peregrine hitting Sparrows, 5 Snipe. Also Kestrel, Linnet and plenty of Gannet diving. (W Chegwidden)
Late news, 28/10, Falmouth: 2 Blackcap singing on Florence Place. (D Chaney)
Late news, 28/10, Little Treleaver: 1 Barn Owl found dead & plucked; 1 Short-eared Owl observed fleeing scene. (J Foster)
Hayle Estuary: 1 Franklin’s Gull in field W of road north of Lelant village, later on Lelant Saltings. (B Toms, P Taylor, H Mitchell) 1 imm Spoonbill, 8 Grey Plover on Lelant Saltings. 10 Skylark, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Raven, 50 Redwing and 300 Starling over. (R Veal)
Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Merlin. (B Toms)
Rinsey: 1 Hobby over, pair of Peregrine. (H&A James – photos)
Trispen: 1 1st winter Black Redstart on rooftops in village, 4 male Yellowhammer. 2 miles from village towards Ladock: 1 Richard’s Pipit in stubble fields with c30 Meadow Pipit and c35 Skylark. (C Mason)
Bude: 100+ Starling, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel and 1 Peregrine. (H Wilkins)
Morvah: 1 male Blackcap, 1 male Black Redstart, 5 Snipe over, 5 Golden Plover over. (R Phillips)
Treverva: 1 Swallow on wires in the village this morning. (P Laney)
Marazion Marsh: 5000+ Starling exiting the marsh, 1 Sparrowhawk, pair of fighting Heron and a Kingfisher. (A James)
Starling, Alan James
Rinsey: Pair of Peregrine. (A James)
Peregrine, Alan James
Trevose Head: 1 Merlin. (W Delacour)
Carrick Roads, viewed from Mylor Churchtown: 14 Black-necked Grebe (in two groups of 8 and 6) near port and starboard buoys off sailing club. Also 2 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger)
Land’s End: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler (2 in bushes S of car park, 1 on Treeve Common), 8 Chough, 13 Skylark, 3 Redwing. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)
St Levan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still by the turning circle, 1 Black Redstart on the church. (D Chown)
Black Redstart, Dave Chown
Porthcurno: 2+ Yellow-browed Warblers (1 on the upper edge of the west slope, behind the Old Hotel Apartments and at least 1 south of the car park), 1 Siberian Chiffchaffc100m along the path from Porthcurno cafe towards the beach, on west edge of the cover near large Hydrangeas, 1 Firecrest. (D Chown)
Hayle Estuary: 1 adult winter Franklin’s Gull at midday for 15 minutes, later seen in fields between Lelant and Carbis Bay, best viewed from road at SW541375. (D Eva, J Mycock – finder) Lelant Saltings: 1 imm Spoonbill, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 3 Knot. (R Veal)
Franklin’s Gull, Adam Hartley
Church Cove: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler (2 in churchyard, 1 in copse on approach to lifeboat station), 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Siskin, 1 Grey Wagtail, numerous Goldcrest; also 5 Swallow over. (S Votier, J & D Chapman)
Nanquidno: Steady movement of Chaffinch south, 25 Siskin south, 2 Reed Bunting around Boscregan Farm, 8 Redwing, 2 Chough, 1 Snipe, 2 Blackcap. (A Rosier)
North Cliffs: 1 Whooper Swan still in field between cliffs and Tehidy. (J Baker)
Trevose Head: 1f Black Redstart, 2m Wheatear. (R Veal)
Rame Head: 1 Firecrest at the battery with Goldcrest flock and 2 Blackcap. (C Buckland, M Beer)
Pendeen: 2 Raven, 2 Chough, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Stonechat, 6 Meadow Pipit. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Calartha Farm copse still this morning. (A Hartley)
Crowdy Res: 1 Woodcock. (B Craven)
St Mawes: 1 Firecrest, 1 Black Redstart opposite Memorial Hall. (A Roberts)
Land’s End: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Merlin, 1 Snipe, 20 Skylark, 1 Black Redstart at complex, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler in car park sallows, 7 Chough. 1 Hooded Crow hybrid and 1 Whinchat by Trinity Pool. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)
Hybrid Hooded Crow, Phil Taylor
Nanjizal: 4 Yellow-browed Warbler.
Porthgwarra: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. Also 1 juv Ring Ouzel. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)
St Levan Churchtown: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.
Marazion: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at RSPB Reserve, 1 Black Redstart at Plain-an-Gwarry.
Kennack Sands: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.
Camel Estuary: 1 Dalmatian Pelican still.
Falmouth Bay and off Rosemullion (boat trip): 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 22 Mediterranean Gull. (B Porter)