Sunday 21 October 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 2 Teal, 22 Moorhen, 1  Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler (D Parker)

Land’s End: Long-eared Owl and Brambling, Snow Bunting over Treeve Common. (B Mellow, B Field, J Chapple and P St Pierre) Dartford Warbler between the cycle track and the coast path on line with the hay bales. (B Rankine) Also Richard’s Pipit over at 08:45, Wryneck still and a swift sp flew out to sea.Long-eared Owl, Brian Field.

Video by John Chapple.

Trevescan: 3 1w Glossy Ibis in the marshy field viewable from the layby on the B3315 by the entrance to Trevilley Farm. (P St Pierre)

Amalveor: 2 Dartford Warblers, 1 Kestrel and 40+ Meadow Pipits. (R Menari)

College Reservoir: Juv Purple Heron showing well, fishing on the island, also 6+ Grey Heron and 30 Roach and 3 Bream just upstream of the footbridge.. (D Eva & G Adams)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Pochard, 9 Teal, 14 Tufted Duck and 3 Wigeon. (D Eva) Also 2 Water Rail (possibly 4), 4 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Teal, 1 Buzzard, 5 Canada Goose, 16 Mallard, 1 Woodpigeon, 2 Moorhen, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Robin, 2 Wigeon, 5 Magpie, 1 Blackbird, 1 Grey Heron and 2 Snipe in the Southern Cut off. (S Taylor)

Hendra: 1 Yellowhammer. (C Moore)

Bosistow area: 1 Snow Bunting, 2 Whinchat and 3 Wheatears. (C Moore)

Porthgwarra:11 Golden Plovers, 1 Wheatear and 1 Swallow. (D Flumm) Fieldfare, 800+ Chaffinches,  30+ Goldfinches, 30+ Linnets all finches flying out to sea,1 Brambling  100+ Meadow Pipits, 30+ Pied Wagtails,  4 White Wagtails, 60+ Skylarks, 800+ Jackdaws and 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers. (CBWPS Meeting per V Stratton) Also Pom Skua offshore plus Woodlark and Tree Pipit over.

Sancreed: In a ploughed field – 2 Grey Heron, 21 Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine (juvenile caught and ate a 1w Black-headed Gull), 1 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 1w Med Gull, 1w Common Gull, 40 Pied Wagtail. The juvenile Peregrine showed some features consistent with the tundra race, F.p.calidus with large white patch behind rather narrow black moustache, a pale fore-crown and white underparts finely streaked. Supercilium also prominent behind eye and latter itself had a large pale horizontal “tear drop” fore and aft (I don’t know if this is a calidus-feature). The farmer also described a “huge bird of prey like an Osprey but with a long forked tail” in the area, which presumably was one of the Red Kites seen by others nearby yesterday. (D Flumm)

Rosenannon Downs: 6 Hen Harrier, (2 adult male, 2 second year male, 1 third year male and a small ringtail prob male), 2 Merlin, 1 Short-eared Owl, 3 Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl, 200 Golden Plover and 500 Meadow Pipit. (D Julian)

Kingsmill, Saltash: Firecrest still near 2nd hide. 3 Avocet wading east on lowering tide. Common Sandpiper. Probable Great White Egret at confluence of Tamar and Kingsmill at low tide. Distant, but clearly at least twice the size of nearby Curlew + pale beak. (R Taylor)

Roskestal Farm, Porthgwarra: Black Redstart on the farm buildings. (B Rankine)

Kenidjack: Red-breasted Flycatcher again in the copse by the engine shed, also 2 Redwing, 3 Chiffchaffs and 150 Chaffinches. (B Rankine & V Stratton) Yellow-browed Warbler by the sewerage works.

Red-breasted Flycatcher, Barry Rankine.

Alexandra Row: 2 Tawny Owls male and female. (V Stratton)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 adult Med Gull, 18 Oystercatcher, 3 Turnstone, 2 Rock Pipit, 3 ringed Magpie. (J St Ledger & S Perfect)

Men-an-Tol: 2 Short-eared Owls, 3 Barn Owls and a Merlin in the evening. (J Swann)

Carn Gloose: Richard’s Pipit over at 11:00.

Sennen Cove: Richard’s Pipit over at 08:30, presumed same as Land’s End bird.

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler at the top of the valley.

Friday 19 October 2012

Late News 17/10 Pendeen: Snow Bunting, photo here. (S Turner)

Late News 18/10 Marazion Marsh RSPB: Flock 11 Siskin flew west. (D Flumm)

Late News 18/10 Zennor: Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest in Foage Valley. (V Stratton)

Late News 18/10 Launceston: White Stork reported at Egloskerry.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 4 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 7 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 7 Teal, 26 ad and 2 juv Moorhen, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Water Rail, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Curlew, 3 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Goldcrest, 10 Meadow Pipit and 5 Pied Wagtail plus 700 Jackdaw west. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Marazion: 47 Turnstone and 1 Sanderling on the beach and c15 Oystercatchers offshore. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Land’s End: 1 Brambling, 2 Redpoll, c12 Siskin, 8 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15 Song Thrush, c120 Meadow Pipit and 2+ Water Rail. (D Parker) Also Wryneck again by the hay bales and a Corncrake flushed. (P Adams)

Trevilley: 3 Snipe, 1 Peregrine, 2 Buzzard and 12 Long-tailed Tit. (D Parker)

Roskestal Farm: Ad male Serin in first brassica field to the north of the track to St Levan at 11:45. (M Wallace) Later seen on wires by the farm buildings at 15:25. (D Parker) 2 Red Kites circling over at 13:10. (R Archer & B Field) Also in the area 150+ Linnet, 30+ Goldfinch, 60+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Peregrine, 5 Snipe and 3 Golden Plover. (D Parker)

St Levan: Yellow-browed warbler and 4 Firecrests by the turning circle west of the church. (M Wallace & B Field) Also 6 Balearic Shearwaters offshore reported from the Scillonian 111

Penberth: 10+ Firecrests and a Snow Bunting. (R White & B Field)

Kenidjack: Red-breasted Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler again in the copse by the engine shed. (P Clarke)

Nanquidno: 5 Firecrest, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap and Great Northern Diver over. (Oriole Birding & B Moore)

Truro: 1 Dipper on the river behind the Wig and Pen in the afternoon. (D Jenkins)

Bissoe Valley: Two Firecrest just east of the viaduct in the evening. (M Grantham)

Gweek: Male Mandarin opposite the seal sanctuary on rising tide this evening. (D Collins)

Cadgwith: 2 Crossbills and 2 Firecrests. (D Collins)

Lizard Village: Lesser Redpoll and Brambling over. (D Collins)

Watergate Bay: 2 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard and 3 Chough. (W Delacour)

Stepper Point: 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, as a group flew from the NE in over the estuary and continued SW along the cliffs. (C Selway)

St Ives: Red Kite flew over Towednack towards Buttermilk Hill at 11:05.

Carn Euny: 1w Glossy Ibis in flooded field 1 mile SW of Sancreed, west of Carn Euny car park.

Lizard: Red-backed Shrike showing well on hedges around the Waterings at Housel Bay.

Porthgwarra: Richard’s Pipit flew towards Arden-Sawah at 11:20, a Lapland Bunting flew east and 1 Firecrest.

Brew: 3 1w Glossy Ibis in the marshy field south of Brew Pool, visible from the track beyond the sewerage works at cSW 365251.

Falmouth: Juv Purple Heron still at College Reservoir at 11:20.

 Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Thursday 18 October 2012

Late News 17/10 Treraven Meadow:  10 Goldfinch, 50 Golden Plover, 50 Teal, 10 Pied Wagtail, 6 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 50 + Canada Geese and 10 Mute Swan. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis) Omitted in error last night.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 6 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 11 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 7 Teal, 8 ad Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Stonechat, 6 Meadow Pipit, 8 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, D Flumm & B Sharples)

More photos on Bob Sharples blog here.

Marazion: 2 ad, 1 2w & 1 1w Med Gulls on the beach. (D Parker)

Cot valley: Wood Warbler, Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 2+ Firecrest, 17 Goldcrest, flocks of 7 & 9 Long-tailed Tit, Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker and 2 Sparrowhawk. (D Parker) Also Yellow-browed Warbler again.

Kenidjack: Red-breasted Flycatcher near the engine shed. (Oriole Birding) Also 2 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Bullfinch and 2 Kestrel. (D Parker) Serin flew up the valley at 16:46 and Yellow-browed Warbler by the engine shed at 17:05.

Kingsmill Lake: 3 Avocet plus  1 Firecrest still at China Fleet club along nature trail between the hides. (M Beer)

College Reservoir: Juv Purple Heron still at 11:00 when it flew behind the island. Showing very well again at 12:50 viewed from dam end looking back to righthand bank in reeds. Also 1+ Firecrest,  2 Goldcrests, Grey Heron and 6 Great Cormorants. (W Chegwidden and T Mills)

More on Tony Mills web site here.

Nanquidno:  2 Med Gulls (1w & ad), Peregrine, Green Woodpecker and 1 Firecrest. (C Moore)

Penberth: 2 Firecrests. (C Moore)

Penryn River: 10 Greenshank, 43 Redshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 39 Curlew, 5 Oystercatcher, 5 Little Grebe, 44 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Skylark, 9 Pied Wagtail, 2 Jay, 1+ Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard and 1 Kestrel. Over the high spring tide. (J St Ledger & D Chaney)

Maer Lake, Bude: Pectoral Sandpiper at 10:30. Also 200+ Canada Geese, 150+ Golden Plover, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Lapwing, 10 Curlew, 30 Teal, 1 Heron and 3 Snipe. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Tufted Duck. (R Mudge)

Swanpool: 5 Great Cormorant, also at least 5 Little Grebe, several Tufted Duck, Grey Heron and 50+ BH Gull. (T Mills) Yellow-browed Warbler calling at Swanvale NR again. (I Maclean)

Treraven Meadow: 1 Black Swan and 20 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag, 60 Canada Geese, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, 50+ Teal and 1 Swallow. (C Selway)

Pendennis, Falmouth: 1 Balearic Shearwater and 1 distant probable Long-tailed Skua west, 2 auk sp and 3 distant Med Gulls between 07:30 & 08:30. Also 10 Meadow Pipits and 1 Whimbrel on the point plus 3 Siskins over and 2 Firecrest near the coastguard end. (D Chaney)

Falmouth: 1 Firecrest with 2 Goldcrest in Trescobeas Park on the north side of Falmouth. (D Chaney)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Sandwich Terns at Ryan`s Field. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Brew: 3 1w Glossy Ibis in the marshy field south of Brew Pool, visible from the track beyond the sewerage works at cSW 365251.

Carn Euny: 1w Glossy Ibis in flooded field 1 mile SW of Sancreed, west of Carn Euny car park.

Land’s End: Wryneck still on the cycle path 300m north of the boarded up white house by the hay bales. Richard’s Pipit on footpath from Treeve Moor to Sennen Cove.

Lizard: Red-backed Shrike showing well on hedges around the Waterings at Housel Bay.

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Late News 16/10 Marazion Marsh RSPB: Bittern from the standing stone and 13 Little Egrets. (D Flumm & B Moore)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 13 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 7 Teal, 10 ad Moorhen, 4 Little Grebe, 10 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit and 2+ Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, D Flumm & Oriole Birding)

Marazion: Ad Med Gull on the beach and Guillemot offshore. (D Parker, D Flumm & Oriole Birding)

Porthgwarra: 1 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Manx Shearwater past Gwennap Head. 3 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Pheasant and 2 Raven. (D Parker & Oriole Birding)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (D Parker & Oriole Birding)

Carn Euny: 2 1w Glossy Ibis in flooded field 1 mile SW of Sancreed, west of Carn Euny car park. (R Menari & D Parker)

Bass Point: 12 Balearic Shearwaters, 3 Great Skuas 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Fulmars and 1 Golden Plover. (D Collins)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Firecrest and 3+ Goldcrest in trees around hide. 2 Shag, 50+ Redshank circling over spring tide high water and 39 Bar Tailed Godwit from the China Fleet 2nd hide. (R Taylor)

Camel Estuary: 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6  Blackbird, 250+ Black Headed Gull, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Blue Tit, 3 Buzzard, 100+ Carrion Crow, 3 Common Sandpiper, 20+ Cormorant, 100+ Curlew, 15  Dunlin, 1 Dunnock, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great Tit, 7 Greenshank, 1 Grey Heron, 40 Great Black-backed Gull,  3 Grey Wagtail, 200+ Herring Gull, 2 House Sparrow, 50+ Jackdaw, 25+ Lapwing, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Long Tailed Tit, 2   Magpie, 8 Mallard, 1 Med Gull, 3 Mute Swan, 50+ Oystercatcher, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 Raven, 50+ Red-legged Partridge, 200+ Redshank, 50+ Ringed Plover, 1 Robin, 6 Rook, 1 Sparrowhawk, 25 Starling and 6 Wood Pigeon. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 161 Common Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Knot, 67 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 420+ Curlew, 42 Lapwing, 14 Dunlin, 23 Greenshank (no colour rings) 1 Common Snipe, 2 Water Rail, 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 39 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 1 Shoveler, 40+ Teal, 120+ Black-headed Gull, 1 ad Common Gull, 2 Stonechat and 22 Meadow Pipit. (C Selway)

Rosemullion to Maenporth: 2 Firecrest and 15+ Med Gulls. (D Chaney & H Cook)

Rosemullion: Flock of 4 Bonxie, 1 Skua sp, 15+ Kittiwake, 10 Guillemot, 2 Razorbill and 2 auk sp, all west between 08:30 and 09:30. (D Chaney & H Cook)

Prisk Cove: 4 Ringed Plover and 18 Turnstone. (D Chaney & H Cook)

Maenporth: Kingfisher. (D Chaney & H Cook)

Pennance Point: 3 Stonechat 2m & 1f/imm. (D Chaney & H Cook)

College Reservoir: 1 juv Purple Heron. (L Sampson) Also 180+ Herring Gull, 5 LBB Gull, 2 GBB Gull, 37 BH Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Cormorant (1 probable Sinensis), 7 Tufted Duck, 13 Wigeon, 10+ Mute Swan, 30+ Coot, 4+ Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest and 3 Song Thrush. (D Chaney)

Sennen Cove: Ad Mediterranean Gull. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Newlyn: 2 ad Mediterranean Gulls at Tolcarne and Siskin at Sandy Cove. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penberth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest at seaward end of valley at 11:00.

Cot Valley: 2 Yellow-browed warblers and 2+ Firecrests.

Brew: 2 1w Glossy Ibis in the marshy field south of Brew Pool, visible from the track beyond the sewerage works at cSW 365251.

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Late News 12/10 Mullion: Photo of Firecrest at Mullion. (S Bury)

Late News 15/10 Penryn: 2 Firecrest (West Street and Campus), 1 Redwing, 15+ Goldcrest and a Blackcap. (M Silk)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 17 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 4 Teal, 12 ad Moorhen, 4 Little Grebe, 1+ Water Rail, 1 Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker) Glossy Ibis viewable from road at 15:40 then flew out of sight.

Draynes Wood, Upper Fowey: 5+ Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Mistle Thrush. (D Parker)

Upper Fowey: 2 Willow Tit. (D Parker)

Stepper Point: Long-tailed Skua in field at 11:00 but flushed by walkers and flew west, also 2 Merlin. 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 4 Shag, 2 Cormorant all flew west between 11:10 & 11:50. 60 Med Gulls between Stepper Point and Tregirls beach. (D Julian)

Gwennap Sewage Works: 1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Firecrest at 11.30. (B Toms & M Curtis)

Falmouth: Yellow-browed Warbler in woods around Pendennis Castle at 14:00. (S Ogden)

Kingsmill Lake, Saltash: 1 Spotted Redshank, 30+ Common Redshank, 10+ Black-tailed Godwit, 60+ Curlew, 17 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin, 3 Little Egrets, 1 Great Crested Grebe (still in summer plum), 1 Canada Goose, 20+ Wigeon, 20+ Teal, 1 Grey Wagtail, 80+ Black-headed Gull, 7 Herring Gull, 6 Oystercatcher, 5 Cormorant a couple Mallard and Mute Swan at c14:30. (C Ellis)

Brew: 4 1w Glossy Ibis in the marshy field south of Brew Pool, visible from the track beyond the sewerage works at cSW 365251. (R Farnes)

Helston: Two Firecrest at Helston boating lake in the afternoon. (S Bury)

Helston, Loe Pool: 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Goldeneye in Carminowe Creek. (B Sharples)

Swanvale NR: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, still present though elusive, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2+ Firecrest, 1 Water Rail and 1 Green Woodpecker in the cemetry. (H Cook & M Silk))

Falmouth, Pendennis Headland: 2 Firecrest, 5 Med Gull, 1 Common Gull, 40+ Gannet, 1 Common Scoter and 2 Kittiwakes. (H Cook)

Falmouth Golf Course: 1 Lesser Redpoll over, 1 Blackcap, 2 Stonechat and 1 Swallow. (H Cook)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Teal, 7 Wigeon, 8 Lapwing  south of Golden Lion pub and 1 Raven. (H Cook)

Devoran: 1 Whimbrel, 5 Greenshank, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10+ Black-tailed Godwit, 30+ Wigeon, 7 Teal and 1 Kingfisher. (H Cook)

Perranwell: 10 Redwings over the station. (L Sampson)

Rumps Point: 1,500+ Gannet flew SW in the first hour of daylight, plus 400+ Auk sp, 2 Great Skua, 1 ad Pom Skua, 1 Manx Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 29 Shag, 3 Cormorant and 50+ Kittiwake. (C Selway)

St Ives: 2 ad Sabine’s Gull, Pom Skua, 3 Great Skua, 9 Balearic Shearwater and 5 Manx Shearwater.

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed warbler still by Trevean Pool, 13 Balearic Shearwaters, 5 Sooty Shearwaters and Chough past between 09:20 and 12:20, Black Redstart in cove.

Lizard: Red-backed Shrike showing well on hedges around the Waterings at Housel Bay.

Carn Euny: 2 1w Glossy Ibis in flooded field 1 mile SW of Sancreed, west of Carn Euny car park

Land’s End: Wryneck stil on the cycle track in the afternoon.

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler on south side by garage with palm tree painting.

Trevose Head: 1 Woodlark.

Penberth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at seaward end of valley.

Monday 15th October 2012

Late news 14/10 Swanpool: 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Bullfinch, 15 Little Grebe and 2 Water Rail. (H Cook)

Late news 14/10 Falmouth, Pendennis Headland: 3 Firecrests around the castle grounds, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Whimbrel, 20+ Skylarks over, 2 Siskins and 7 Linnets. (H Cook)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 24 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 10 ad Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Redshank, 1 Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Marazion: 1 ad Med Gull on the beach. (D Parker)

Land’s End: Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 5 Buzzard and 2 Sparrowhawk. (D Parker et al.) Wryneck in the afternoon. (B Moore)

Cape Cornwall: Snow Bunting over. (P Coombridge)

Sennen: 1 Glossy Ibis flew over the B3315 by Skewjack Farm at 09:10. (T Mills)

Brew: 4 Glossy Ibis in the marshy field south of Brew Pool at cSW 365251 visible from the track beyond the sewerage works, plus 20 Linnets. (J Swann & T Mills)

2 of the 4 Glossy Ibis at Brew, Tony Mills.

Porthgwarra: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (Trevean and 60′ Cover), 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 6+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Ring Ouzel, 2 Wheatear, c30 Linnet, 2 Golden Plover, 4 Chough, 1 ad male Peregrine and 2 Sparrowhawk. (D Parker, R Archer, J Swann, T Mills et al.)

Golden Plover, Tony Mills.

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 1 Mute Swan, 68 Mallard, 7 domestic ducks, 6 Teal, 17 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 22 Black-headed Gull, 202 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Swallow, 8 Long-tailed Tit and 2 Raven. (D Parker)

Housel Bay, Lizard: Red-backed Shrike still in stubble field by the Waterings. (J St Ledger)

Kynance: 6 Chough on grass slope feeding together, 2 Raven, 1 Wheatear, 2 Swallow, 2 Kestrel and 1 Peregrine below the car park. (J St Ledger)

Swanpool: Yellow-browed Warbler still on the east side of Swanvale. (H Cook)

Falmouth, Pendennis Headland: 4 Firecrests around the castle grounds, 4 adult winter Med Gulls and 1 Whimbrel. (H Cook)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 3 Greenshank, 7 Turnstone, c40 Redshank, c60 Curlew and 1 Little Egret. (H Cook)

Trescobeas Park, Falmouth: 1 Wheatear, 1 Siskin, 1 Reed Bunting, 20+ Linnet and 50+ Meadow Pipits. (H Cook)

Devoran: 2 Knot, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Little Egret, 44 Wigeon, c340 Canada Geese and 1 Raven in the afternoon. (H Cook)

Pennance Point, Falmouth: 3 Stonechat, 1 Swallow, 1 Skylark and 20+ Meadow Pipit. (D Chaney)

Swanpool to Gyllyngvase: 4 Ringed Plovers, 10 Turnstones and 2 Sparrowhawks. (D Chaney)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 29 Wigeon, 33 Teal, 1 Pintail, 1 Shoveler, 39 Curlew, 4 Jay, 2 Stonechat, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 6 Skylark, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Peregrine Falcon. Two small grey Geese over towards the estuary, were probably Pink-footed Geese. (C Selway)

Porthcurno: Lapland Bunting over.

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest still.

Mullion Cove: Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest still.

Mullion: 2 Firecrests at Mullion Holiday Park on the Penhale crossroad on the A3083.

Mylor Bridge: Firecrest in Mylor Church cemetry.

Carn Euny: 2 1w Glossy Ibis in flooded field 1 mile SW of Sancreed, west of Carn Euny car park. 

Sunday 14 October 2012

Late News 13/10 Gorrangorras, Penryn River:Curlew and Redshank, Bar-tailed Godwit and Greenshank still, plus 2 Water Rail. 4 Meadow Pipits and 4 Pied Wagtails in the pony field. (D Chaney)

Late News 13/10 Devoran: 4 Greenshank, 80+ Redshank, 40+ Curlew and 10+ Oystercatcher over high tide late afternoon. (D Chaney)

Late News 13/10 Eden Project: Grey Wagtail still in the rainforest biome. (D Chaney)

Late News 13/10 Hayle Estuary RSPB: 13 Little Egrets flew south over Ryan’s Field at dusk. (D Chaney)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 23 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 7 Teal, 11 ad Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 5 Snipe, 2 Stonechat and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Camel Estuary: Yellow-browed Warbler in Oldtown Cove car park at 11:45, also 78 Med Gull on the estuary with the majority feeding between Tregirls Beach and Stepper Point.. (D Julian)

Camborne: Black Redstart at Heartlands on the roof of the Red River Cafe and on  the steps of the visitor centre at approximately 09:30. (P Dinning)

Lizard village: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting and 40 Meadow Pipit. (D Flumm & P St Pierre)

Church Cove, Lizard: Adult Med Gull, 7 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Siskin and 3 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm & P St Pierre) Also Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Housel Bay, Lizard: Red-backed Shrike, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Brambling and 80 Meadow Pipits. (D Flumm & P St Pierre)

Red-backed Shrike at Housel Bay, Dave Flumm.

Video by John Chapple.

Stithians Reservoir: 27 Black-headed Gull, 25 Coot, 2 Great Crested Grebe (1 ad, 1 juv), 8 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 7 Pochard, 12 Tufted Duck, 11 Teal, 12 Herring Gull, 2 Moorhen, 2 LBB Gull, 1 GBB Gull, 7 Mallard, 10 Wigeon, 2 Canada Goose, 3 Heron and 4 Snipe. Also Marsh Tit on the feeding station. (S Taylor)

Pendarves Lake: 4 Little Grebe and 3 Moorhen. (S Taylor)

Carn Euny: Glossy Ibis in flooded field 1 mile SW of Sancreed, west of Carn Euny car park. (D Flumm)

Marazion Beach: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Sandwich Tern. (D Wright)

Windmill Farm: 1 Merlin, 20 Golden Plover and 1 Swallow. (D Wright)

Pennance Point: 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 15 Long-tailed Tit with 9 Blue Tit, 2 Raven, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew and 90+ Shag. Also 1 Grey Seal. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 1 Med Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wheatear and 2 Rock Pipit. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Turnstone, 1 Curlew and 7 Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger)

Treraven Meadow: Lapwing, 15 Mute Swan, 2 Cormorant, 200 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, Pied Wagtails, Grey Wagtails, Woodpigeon, Teal, Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 1 Moorhen, Kingfisher, Long-tailed Tits, Robin, Rook, Jackdaw, Crow, Mallard, 5 Goldcrest, Jay, Goldfinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 6 Red-legged Partridge, Starlings, Siskin, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Dunnock, Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, Chaffinch, Gadwall and Collared Dove. (T Durie & W Delacour)

Mullion Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler near the quarry car park at 08:30. (S Bury) A 2nd bird reported later in the morning.

Kennack Sands: Yellow-browed Warbler on footpath to Gwendreath late morning. (S Bury)

Kenidjack: 1 Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Land’s End: Wryneck on the cycle track. (J Rowe)

Brew: 4 Glossy Ibis in the marshy field south of Brew Pool at cSW 365251 visible from the track beyond the sewerage works. (M Curtis) Also Hooded Crow but mobile.

Swanpool: Yellow-browed Warbler in willows 100m up Swanvale.

Land’s End: Red-throated Pipit over at 08:20 but heard only.

Cape Cornwall: Black Redstart at 09:45.

Porthgwarra: Red-throated Pipit in field below the doctors garden but flew towards the coastguards at 08:15 also 2+ Yellow-browed warblers and a Firecrest. Wryneck flushed from coastpath near the car park. Lapland Bunting on the moor just north of halfway wall at 15:20.

Kelynack: Yellow-browed Warbler by the caravan park.

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler still, plus 2 Pied Flycatcher.

Carn Gloose: Lapland Bunting flew west.

Lizard: Glossy Ibis flew NW over the A3083, just south of Ruan Major at 11:30

St Levan: Glossy Ibis 400m north of the church at 08:35. American Golden Plover flew east at 08:40 and Yellow-browed Warbler still by the turning circle.

Falmouth: 3 Firecrests at Pendennis Castle.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill off Lelant Saltings platform in the afternoon.

Zennor: Yellow-browed Warbler in Foage Valley in trees by the NT speed limit sign.

Porthgwarra: Richard’s Pipit reported over the moor. Yellow-browed Warbler at trevean Pool, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers between halfway wall and 60′ Cover also 3+ Firecrest.

Cape Cornwall: 1 Snow Bunting.