Monday 28th October 2019

Late News, 27/10, Penwith College, Penzance: 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (J Chapman)

Late News, 26/10, Whitecross, Newquay: 4.30pm: 11 Whooper Swan flying low heading North, 4 Yellowhammer, 5 Skylark, 6 Meadow Pipit, 30+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Dunnock, 13 House Sparrow, 6 Chaffinch, 6 Blackbird, 8 Robin and 4 Wren. (S & D Thomas)

Late News, 27/10, Crugmeer to Stepper Point: 2 Pr Raven, 1 Peregrine, 2 Buzzard, 4 Stonechat, 8 Meadow pipit, 60+ Starling, 4 Cormorant and 1 Snow Bunting. 3 Red Admiral and 2 Speckled Wood. (S & D Thomas)

Late News, 27/10 Cape Cornwall: 5 Chough (Ella Stinton)

Nanjizal: Rustic Bunting flew south from Nanjizal pond. (K Wilson)

St Levan: Siberian Chiffchaff in 1st sallow clump North of the turning circle. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 5 Snow Bunting, Woodlark, Black Redstart, Firecrest & Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)

Lands End: possible Pallid Swift flew over Mayon Cliff at 7.40 am. Also Red-breasted Flycatcher still on the west side of Swingates House in Willows. Snow Bunting on coast path 50m north of complex, Great White Egret over, House Martin and Black Redstart reported. 2 Swallow (J Hawkey) 1 drake Red-breasted Merganser (flew south), 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Golden Plover, 1 Wheatear, 10 Song Thrush, 1 juvenile Turtle Dove, 3 Firecrest, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Kingfisher. (T Phelps, M Doyle, M Broadbent)

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrest, 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff and Bullfinch. (S Nichols)

Cape Cornwall: Large Thrush and Finch movement early on (mainly Redwing and Chaffinch). Also, 2 Black Redstart, Blackcap and 2 Chiffchaff. (S Nichols)

Porth Mear (Vis Mig): 1 Little Bunting, 5 Black -headed Gull, 11 Song Thrush, 8 Fieldfare, 60 Chaffinch, 41 Meadow Pipit , 10 Siskin, 17 Redwing, 92 Skylark, 189 Starling, 1 Goldfinch, 3 Grey Wagtail, 7 Pied Wagtail, 3 Curlew, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 4 Chough, 25 Woodpigeon, 5 Common Scoter.  (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Great White Egret early am on front of marsh. (P Walsh) Then seen flying towards Crowlas before turning back and landing on Great Hogus Rock 8:00. (S Rogers). Then flew toward Little London 8:45 then back West 9:15. (R Veal) Also, 1 Swallow through and 3 Water Rail (S Turner)

Marazion Beach: 1 Water Pipit at red river mouth, 50+ Meadow Pipit, 2 nominate Wheatear, 15 Turnstone, 4 Ringed Plover, 12 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 14 Greenfinch. (R Veal)

Penzance, Wherrytown: 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 76 Black-headed Gull. (S Grose)

Walmsley: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 30 Cattle Egret, 1 Scaup (female), 1 Pintail (drake), 6 Shoveler, 10+ Gadwall, 20+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 40+ Lapwing, 3 Snipe. Also numbers of Wigeon & Teal. (J St Ledger)

Scaup – J St Ledger

Bodmin Moor: Rough Tor plantation: 250,000+ Starling in amazing murmurations. (J St Ledger)

Goonhilly Reserve: 1 adult female Hen Harrier. (S Buckle)

Prussia Cove: 6 + Firecrest and Chiffchaff. (J Turner)

Sennen Cove: 13 Chough, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Porthcothan Valley: 25 Golden Plover, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 60 Woodpigeon, 10 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing , 6 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Liskeard: 1 Black Rdstart (D Julian)

Colliford Lake: 11 Crossbill at Colliford Tavern, 500+ Golden Plovers, 600+ Starlings, 2f Goosander,1 Dunlin, 2 Great Crested Grebe,1f Merlin. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Common Crossbill – C Buckland

Dozmary Pool: 2m Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck and 5 Teal. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Degibna: 1 Peregrine, 4 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Firecrest, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker,1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 20 Bullfinch, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Roe Deer (J Evans)

Constantine: Large influx of thrushes this morning over my house between 7 and 8 am. Over 1000 mixed Redwing, Fieldfare and Song Thrushes seen including two flocks of in excess of 200 Fieldfares. Plus some Siskins. (T Pinfield)

Mount Hawke: 98 Starling on overhead wires at 07:53. (RB & PC Girling)

RSPB Wildlife Cruise Scillonian III: Penzance to Wolf Rock: 2 drake Eider, 63 Gannet, 2 Shag, 8 Herring Gull, 11 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Kittiwake, 4 auk sp, 9 Razorbill, 20 Guillemot, 2 Puffin, c20 Starling, 5 Redwing, 1 Wren and 1 Porpoise. Wolf Rock to Hugh Town: 61 Gannet, c50 Shag, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Herring Gull, 11 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Kittiwake, 1 Razorbill and 1 Black Redstart. Hugh Town to Wolf Rock:  4 Mallard, 2 female Common Scoter, 82 Gannet, c30 Shag, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Herring Gull, 29 Great Black-backed Gull and 3 Grey Seal. Wolf Rock to Penzance:  15 Gannet, 2 Cormorant, 23 Shag, 9 Black-headed Gull, 12 Herring Gull, 27 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Kittiwake, 10 auk sp, 1 Razorbill, 17 Guillemot, 1 Great Skua, 1 House Sparrow and 2 Common Dolphin. (DK Parker)

Wren – D Parker

Black Redstart – D Parker

House Sparrow – D Parker

Helston Boating Lake: 3 Shoveler, Gray Wagtail, 2 Muscovy duck. (J Witheywood)

PLR

Sunday 6th October 2019

Porthgwarra: Red-eyed Vireo reported in sallows in the car park extension. (N Beasley) Also 4 Redwing. (R Wilkins) Wryneck on heath midway between coastguard cottages and dried-up pool at  13:45.

Polwheveral Creek (Helford River): Osprey overhead. (Tim Pinfield)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Common Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 267 Black Headed Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Coot, 3 Raven over, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Greenfinch. (S Grose) 1 Bar Tailed Godwit on beach at 16:30. (Paul Davies)

Bugle: 2 Little Grebe at Goonbarrow china clay works. (S Grose)

Watchcroft and vicinity: 1 Whinchat, 1 Merlin flushing Meadow Pipit flock. 2 Raven (J Evans)

Black Head: Monarch Butterfly at 12:45 flying strongly west. (D&S Wright)

Nanjizal: Wryneck on the track from Higher Bosistow to Raftra Farm. (P Smith) Yellow-browed Warbler trapped and ringed in the private ringing site, Red-throated Pipit flew towards Porthgwarra. (P Roseveare)

Yellow-browed Warbler – Pete Roseveare

Kenidjack: Eastern-type Lesser Whitethroat again at the donkey paddock. (R Veal, B Mellow + R Augarde). 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Sparrowhawk by tractor shed. ( B. Toms, M. Curtis)

Sennen Cove: 30 Grey Phalarope in the cove, 1 Arctic Skua flew through. (M Warren) Also 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 ad. Yellow-legged Gull. (M Ahmad) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in willows opposite Trembrase. (M Ahmad)

Mermaid II pelagic: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Grey Phalarope, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Puffin, 1 Manx Shearwater, 8+ Common Dolphin, 1 Portuguese Man o’ War, 2 probable Risso’s Dolphin (M Elliott)

Pendeen Watch: 21 Grey Phalarope, 5 Arctic Tern, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 13 Manx Shearwater, 41 Balearic Shearwater, 15 Common Scoter, 17 Great Skua by 11:30. (S Rogers)

Spoonbill – H and D Phillips

Maer Lake: 1 Spoonbill, 18 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 20 + Curlew, 6+ Lapwing, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Barnacle Geese and several hybrids amongst the 500 to 600 or so Canada Geese.  (Hilary & Dave Phillips)

Towan Head (08.10-09:10): 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua. (S Rowe)

Park Head: 1 Hobby , 4 Swallow , 3 Blackcap , 1 Chiffchaff , 1 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Whipsiderry : 3 Corn Bunting, 2 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine Falcon (1 on each of zachys islands) , 9 Raven, 19 Oystercatcher on beach below, 72 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting, 7 Stonechat. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Common Sandpiper. (M Rouncefield). Spotted Redshank still. ( B. Toms, M. Curtis.) 1 Osprey, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Cormorant, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Lapwing, 8 Curlew, 6 Rock Pipit. (K. Bowers) Pink-footed Goose at Copperhouse. (J Miller, M Halliday et al) 1 Great White Egret reported.

Pink-footed Goose – John Miller

Common Sandpiper – Marlene Rouncefield

Osprey – Hayle Estuary

Padstow, Hawkers Cove: 7 Sandwich Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Tywardreath: 2 Long-Tailed Tits on garden feeders – 3.50pm. (R. Barlow)

Drake Mandarin – A Piper

Walmsley : 27 Cattle Egret, 1 drake Mandarin Duck, 8 Snipe, 3 Shoveler, 4 Ruff. (A. Piper)

Malpas: Osprey circling above Tresillian River towards St Clement at 13:00. (A.Hill)

St Ives Harbour: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose. (J Witheywood)

Pale-bellied Brent Goose – J Witheywood

St Ives Bay: 2+ Balearic Shearwaters and Arctic Skua  off Island 11.30-12.30 (G Jones)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 21 Coot, 3 Grey Heron, 30+ Moorhen, 7 Grey Wagtail feeding on the dam wall, 1 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 55 Canada Goose, 33 Mallard, 1 Teal, 1m Gadwall, 1 Tufted Duck, 21 Little Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 20 Cormorant (1 colour-ringed), 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Lapwing, 60 Herring Gull, 9 Black-headed Gull, 1 2ndw Mediterranean Gull, 20+ Pied Wagtail, 3 Roe Deer from the Stuart Hutchings Hide this evening. Also 1 Coal Tit, 10+ Chaffinch, 1 Red Fox from the Southern Cutoff Hide. (D Chaney)

Rame Head: Pair of Merlin along Military road hunting the Linnets found one on post late afternoon. (C Buckland)

Merlin – Chris Buckland

Wacker Quay: 34 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper. (C Buckland)

Marazion RSPB: 6 Stonechat, 4 Dunnock, 1 Little Egret, 1 Robin. (K Bowers)

PLR

Sunday 15th September 2019

Late news, 14/9, Davidstow: 30 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 20 Swallow, 15 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (S Windle)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Great White Egret at 07:20. (B Mellow) One Great White Egret still present at 07:55-08:00 when it flew off south. (L Proctor, I Webster) 1 Great White Egret early afternoon. (S Grose) Also 15 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Greenshank, 3 Wigeon, 1 m Blackcap, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit on Carnsew Pool. (S Grose) Osprey flying around the estuary with a fish at 17:00. (M Ahmad)

Penzance: Great White Egret at 08:25 flying west. 6 Eider off Chyandour. (L Proctor, I Webster)

Drift Reservoir: Great White Egret flew from the Newlyn direction at 08:34 and landed in the NE arm of the reservoir at 08:43. (D Flumm) 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover and 1 Dunlin. (S Rogers) 2 Osprey, (1 flying over dam on arrival, left towards Newlyn, 2nd seen late afternoon having just caught a fish and returned into NE arm). Also 6+ Little Egret, 6+ Grey Heron, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Gadwall, 1 eclipse male Tufted Duck, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Kingfisher, 14 Cormorant, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Snipe, 1 juv Grey Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 2 Bullfinch, 1 m Blackcap, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs. (T Mills)

Lizard Village: Rosy Starling still present plus 4+ Yellow Wagtail and 3 Tree Pipit over early. Also 1 Merlin. (M Pass)

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Curlew Sandpiper still present early morning.

Porthgwarra: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, c250 auk sp and c100 Kittiwakes between 07:00 & 10:00. Also 1 White Stork, possibly with a tracking device attached to back over the cove at 11:00, then chased off east by corvids plus 2 Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Yellowhammer around the valley in the afternoon. (R Webb) 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 12 Wheatear & 2 Willow Warbler, plus White Stork in fields west of St Levan Church at 16:20. (M Wallace)

Carnyorth Common: Wryneck in bracken on south side of mast. (P Clement)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 12 White Wagtail. (S Rogers) 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin (D Eva)

Falmouth: 7 Brent Geese at Gyllingvase Beach, flew east at 09:10. (S Rogers)

Coverack: 7 Brent Geese at 09:50. (J Foster) Also 1 Green Woodpecker. (D.Beadle)

Penmarth Farm Campsite, nr Coverack: 1 Whinchat, c4 Wheatear, c10 Pied/White Wagtails in ploughed field, c120 Swallow overhead. (D.Beadle)

Trevothan, nr Coverack: c50 Swallow, 2+ House Martin, 8 Jackdaw catching aerial insects. (D.Beadle)

Bartinney: Redstart opposite the old barn. (J Chapple)

Nanquidno: 3 Whinchat at Little Hendra Farm. (P Fraser)

Godolphin Cross: Firecrest in  a private garden. (C Richards)

Charlestown: 1 Chiffchaff in garden. (D Hastilow)

Alsia: 100+ White Wagtail in freshly-planted bulb fields along minor road NW of Alsia. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Penzance Wherrytown: 5 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. (S Grose)

Penzance: Green Parakeet sp. (presumed Ring-necked?) in a private garden this morning. (P Cox) At least 2 Firecrest still in Morrab Gardens this morning, with Long-tailed Tit flock. (G Barlow)

Truro: 1 Osprey over Truro River & Boscowan Park, 10:00-10:30. (J Holmes)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Sparrowhawk over, 1 Common Lizard, 1 Clouded Yellow. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 1 Osprey at 13:30, 20 pale bellied Brent Goose, 5 Mute Swan, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Lesser Black Backed Gull. (S Grose)

Longrock Pool: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 6 Canada Goose, 2 Cormorant, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 11 Mallard, 9 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 10 Lapwing, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 85 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 3 Buzzard, 4 Raven, 39 Carrion Crow, 21 Jackdaw, 1 Magpie, 1 Woodpigeon, 5 Stock Dove, 3 Blackbird, 8 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, 3 Robin, 12 Pied Wagtail, 77 Meadow Pipit, 14 Linnet, 16 House Sparrow, 1 Wren and 2 Painted Lady. (DAConway)

Nanjizal: 618 new birds ringed! Migrants included 472 Blackcap, 10 Garden Warbler, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 29 Reed Warbler, 29 Sedge Warbler,1 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 15 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 8 Redstart, 1 Firecrest, 1 Tree Pipit and 1 Whinchat. (P Roseveare) Also seen 1 Barn Owl, 1 Water Rail, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Firecrest. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Pendeen: 2 Pied Flycatchers. (P Combridge)

Kenidjack: 1 Redstart, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Firecrest and 25+ Blackcap. (S Rogers)

Cot Valley: 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap. (S Rogers, P Fraser)

Nanquidno: 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap. (P Fraser)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Lapland Bunting calling. (P Fraser)

Tywardreath: 2 young Collared Dove feeding on spill from garden feeders in private garden. ( R. Barlow)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Snipe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Little Grebe, 5 Teal, 1 Bar tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 19 Linnet. (S Grose)

Devoran: 2 Ospreys and 1 ad Spotted Redshank. (L Langley)

Downderry: 10 Grey Herons noted flying off the sea at 0705. Plenty of Manx Shearwaters feeding well offshore with a few Bottle-nosed Dolphins. Moving west were a Red-throated Diver, 17 Kittiwakes, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, a Common Gull, 3 Common Scoters and 130 Gannets all before 08:00. (A Payne)

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Bude Marshes: 3 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 139 Mallard, 20 Moorhen, 10 Wood Pigeon, 32 Canada Geese, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Blackbird, 4 Robin, 3 Swallow, 6 Crow, 2 Magpie, 3 Rook, 1 Dunnock, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (R Mudge)

Crowdy Reservoir: 4 Crossbill, 1 Juv. Little Stint, 1 Greenshank, 1 Little Egret, 2-4 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 12 Ringed Plover, 10+ Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 34 Mallard, 10+ Teal, 1 Kestrel, 12 White Wagtails, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 34 Canada Geese, 11 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorants. (B Craven)

Little Stint – Brian Craven

Gannel Estuary: 6 Grey Heron flew out to sea, 2 Common Gull. (S Rowe)

RAF St Mawgan: 28+ Goldfinch, 12 Starling, 5 Pied Wagtail and one Sparrowhawk, near the water tower this afternoon. (L Curry)

Mabe Burnthouse, nr Penryn: 3 Spotted Flycatcher in private garden at Lower Spargo. (D Chaney)

St Newlyn East Downs: 2 Snipe, 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Ruan Lanihorne: 3 Osprey. (D Hall, S Buckle, W Lloyd)

Penny Crocker Farm, nr Boscastle: 1 Firecrest, 1 Short-eared Owl. (R Evans)

dkp

Sunday 7th April 2019

Lower Tamar Lake: 1f Ring-necked Duck, 12 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe. (R Mudge)

Helston: 1 Great White Egret flying towards Loe Pool at 1345 (D Eva)

Kenidjack: 1 Serin just east of engine shed. (R Augarde)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis and 1 Water Pipit still. (P St Pierre)

Wheatear, Steve Rogers

Drift reservoir (members only): 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Cattle Egret. (R Menari)

Polperro: 1 Hoopoe reported. (per D Spooner)

Caerthillean: Grasshopper Warbler heard between bridge over stream and gate. (M Williams)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1m Wheatear and c12 Swallow through. (MJ Spicer) Also 1 m Pintail. (R Augarde)

Pintail, Richard Augarde

Carn Brea: 1 Wryneck behind the castle. (S Grose)

Mount (PL30 4DU): 2 Swift. (N Moss)

Mounts Bay: 7 Eider and 2 Common Scoter off Marazion. (P St Pierre)

Rilla Mill: Mistle Thrush pair collecting food and carrying off to nest. (D Spooner)

Mistle Thrush, Derek Spooner

Mistle Thrush, Derek Spooner

Mistle Thrush, Derek Spooner

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Kittiwake, 2 Raven, 1 f Eider on the slipway, 3 Mute Swan, 14 Turnstone, 53 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Rock Pipit. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: 1 m Wheatear, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 9 Linnet, also 1 dead Grey Seal on estuary behind Tempest building. (S Grose) Plus 6 Oystercatcher, 12 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Sandwich Tern and 1 Red Kite flying over Hayle bypass. (D Thomas)

Crantock: Osprey over Treago Farm at 2.45pm. (C Stephenson)

Park Head: Osprey flew north along the coast 15:20 (presumed same as Crantock). (S Rowe)

Osprey, Steve Rowe

Lizard Point: 1 Common Redstart. (C Hewson)

Trevose Head: 7 Swallow, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 3 Stonechat ( m ), numerous singing Skylark. (S Lilley)

Dobwalls: Male Yellowhammer in our garden (C&J Duffy)

Penwithick: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Siskin, 5 Goldfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Woodpigeon. (K. Bowers)

Siskin, Kevin Bowers

Long-tailed Tit, Kevin Bowers

Reed Bunting, Kevin Bowers

Porthmeor: 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Grey Heron, 12 Sand Martin, 10 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Coot, 6 Moorhen. (S Rowe)

Newquay: 3 Mediterranean Gull behind the plough in fields at Tregair Farm. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper (opp Mellanvrane roundabout) 1 Dipper (on drainage pipe 100yds west of cairn bridge), 1 Chiffchaff at (Salmons Lane), 11 Little Egret at Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

Kilkhampton: 2 Yellowhammer. (R Mudge)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1 Tawny Owl this eve. (S Grose)

tdm

Monday 18th February 2019

Late news, 16/2, Newlyn: 1 Swallow. (N Treneer)

Late news, 17/2 St Cleer: Barn Owl just north of St Cleer, flew up from roadside hedge & picked out in car headlights at 19:35. (D Cleal)

Late news 17/2, Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler still, in trees below sewage works 12.00. (P Mayer)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint in flooded fields behind the Maltsters pub, also 5 Ruff. (P Green, D Julian) Also 6 Ruff, 87 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Water Pipit. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler showing well at times and occasionally calling at the sewage works this morning with 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest and 1 Chiffchaff. (S Green)

Marazion Marsh: Glossy Ibis dropped in to the marsh at 17.38. (S & P Rogers).

Glossy Ibis, Steve Rogers

Lizard Point: Great Egret flew south to Housel Bay then west over Lizard Point @ 10.25. (P Mayer)

Wadebridge: 58 Cattle Egret in field with cattle at Gonvena. (S Grose) Also 500+ Lapwing on Camel Estuary. (K&J Mortimore)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 8 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Spoonbill, 24 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 130 Wigeon, 14 Gadwall, 12 Shoveler, 80 Teal, 1m Pintail, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Ruff, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Peregrine. (S Rowe, T Carson)

St Martin: 21 Cattle Egret in the sheep field next to the chapel this afternoon. (J Selby)

Gannel Estuary:  7 adult  Mediterranean Gull (1 with white ring on left leg and aluminium on right leg). (M Lammas)

Towan Head: 2 Red-throated Diver offshore. (M Lammas)

Rosudgeon: Merlin over A394 heading toward coast early this morning.(J Evans)

Helford River: Slavonian Grebe and 4 Great Crested Grebe off Lower Calamansack.
(T Pinfield)

Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swan in field behind the Burniere hide. (D Julian) Also 95 Shelduck, c3000 Golden Plover, 350 Lapwing, 520 Dunlin, 90 Redshank, 80 Black-tailed Godwit. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Whooper Swans, Steve Rowe

Penzance: Adult male Black Redstart on the rocks at Jubilee Pool. Also 50+ Sanderling, 5 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Turnstone. (M Webb)

Black Redstart, Martin Webb

Black Redstart, Martin Webb

Lizard Point: 1 Black-throated Diver.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill and 1 Whimbrel. (D Eva) Carnsew Basin: 2 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 3 Curlew, 35 Dunlin, 5 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher. (M Webb)

Curlew, Martin Webb

Cormorant, Martin Webb

Dobwalls: Red Admiral and Tree Bumblebee in the garden (C&J Duffy)

Trevose Head: 38 Turnstone, 18 Purple Sandpiper, 5 Grey Plover, 11 Stonechat, 12 Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 39 Corn Bunting (in stubble fields opposite coast guard cottages). (B Bosisto)

Hell’s Mouth: 1 Swallow flying West. (A McKechnie)

Truro: Raven calling on pinnacle of Cathedral at 10 o’clock. (K&J Mortimore)

Dozmary Pool: 1f Scaup, 3 (1 drk) Goldeneye, 9 Tufted Duck, 4 Fieldfare. (R Veal, P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cowlishaw)

Crowdy Reservoir: pair Goosander, 161 Lapwing. (B Craven)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 Ferruginous Duck (suspect origin), 8 Mediterranean Gull (7 ad, 1 1st
summer), 1 ad Lesser Black-backed Gull. (S Green)

Roseland. Ardevora, Fal, Philleigh (Private land): 86 Shelduck, 65 Curlew, 56 Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Shoveler (1m, 1 f,)  6 Little Egret, 3.00pm -4.00pm towards high tide. (D Hall)

dkp/tdm

Monday 19th November 2018

Late news, 17/11, Padstow: 1 Osprey over at 11:00. (I Barry)

Osprey – Ian Barry

Late news, 18/11, St Breock: 1 Woodcock. (S Marquis)

Late news, 18/11, Frenchman’s Creek: 32 Little Egret at evening roost (P Bedford)

Late news, 18/11, Padstow: Merlin flew over the A389 just SW of town late afternoon. (G Pullan)

Late news, 18/11, Sennen Cove: 20 Mediterranean Gull including red colour ring H3U6 ringed as a juvenile on 14/6/18 in Pest, Hungary, and an adult with green colour ring RA8A ringed as a juvenile Somme, France in 2015. (J Hawkey)

Nanjizal: Yellow-browed Warbler and Richard’s Pipit early morning. (K Wilson)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret flew south over the reservoir at 11:20. (D Chaney)

nr Trevone: 2 Pink-footed Geese in field west of Trevone, viewable from coastal path between there and Harlyn Bay at 16:00. (G Pullan)

Pink-footed Goose – Gary Pullan

Padstow: 15 pale-bellied Brent Geese flew into the estuary at c15:00. (G Pullan)

Newlyn: Possible Red-necked Grebe and 3 Red-throated Diver off Sandy Cove. Water Rail still in the sallows. (L Proctor)

Land’s End: 1 Short-eared Owl, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Fieldfare, many Redwing. (T Mills) 3 Black Redstart. (M McKee) 1 Wheatear on the moor by Sennen Lookout. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sennen Cove: Grey Phalarope present again. (G West)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Bittern flew across Longrock Pool at midday. Also 8 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 4 Coot and 5 Little Grebe. 29 Teal on the main marsh. (DK Parker) Barn Owl flew through the Starling murmuration late afternoon. (D White)

Marazion: Female Brambling in a private garden. (DK Parker)

Mount’s Bay: c30 Common Scoter (all fem/imm), 2 Great Northern Diver off Jordan’s Cafe and a dark-bellied Brent Goose flew east. (P Walsh, DK Parker)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Water Pipit. (M McKee)

Kingsmill: 115 Avocet, 200+ Dunlin, 3 Pintail, 2 Grey Plover, 150+ Wigeon and 50+ Teal. (M Beer)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Pintail, 2 Water Rail, 3 Snipe, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Torpoint: 2 Slavonian Grebe off Chapeldown Road. Also 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 1 dark-bellied Brent Goose and 29 Turnstone. (C Ellis)

St John’s Lake: 1m Pintail, 4 Snipe, 110+ Curlew, 35 Redshank, 25 Shelduck, 8 Wigeon, 69 Teal, 20+ Dunlin, 1 Grey Wagtail. (C Ellis)

Rame Head: 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Scoter (feeding off Palhawn), 5 Razorbill, 4 Gulliemot, Peregrine, 10+ Gannet. (C Ellis)

Wacker Quay: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15+ Black-tailed Godwit, 320+ Wigeon, 180+ Dunlin, 130+ Curlew, 128 Shelduck, 122 Oystercatcher, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Greenshank, 29 Teal. (C Ellis)

Lower Tamar Lake: 9 Goosander (5m one eclipse, 4f), 1m Goldeneye, 4 Gadwall, 15 Shoveler, 6 Great Crested Grebe, c50 Wigeon, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, c80 Lapwing, 6 Tufted Duck, c200 Canada Geese, c40 Coot, 1 Mute Swan. (R Mudge)

Gannel Estuary: 13 Dunlin, 112 Curlew, 2 Teal, 1 Med Gull, 3 Common Gull, 270 Black-headed Gull. Also 1 Barn Owl in fields alongside Penpol Creek. (S Rowe)

Mullion Cove: Female Blackcap feeding from bird table in a private garden. (J Allely)

Seaton: 3 Mediterranean & 1 Common Gull. 6 Sanderling were on the beach. (M Beer)

Polwheveral: 2 Dipper (pair), 1 Mandarin (male), 3 Little Grebe. (D Collins)

Roseland, off Carne Beach: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 22 Common Scoter (2nd day at least). (D Hall)

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Sunday 4th November 2018

Lizard, Housel Bay: 1 Little Bunting showing well in scrubby field on right side of footpath then flew to fields. (L Langley)

Kynance: 1 Little Bunting, 1 Lapland Bunting in stubble fields along Kynance Road. (I Maclean)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great Egret still showing well at south end. (L Langley J St Ledger) Also 9 Snipe, 2 Teal, 2 Reed Bunting. (J St Ledger)

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 122 Redshank, 78 Curlew, 44 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Dunlin, 7 Oystercatcher (D Eva)

Lands End: 1 Lapland Bunting, 2 Brambling, 1 Short-eared Owl, 13 Reed Bunting, 3 Siskin, 160 Chaffinch, 30 Meadow Pipit, 6 Chiffchaff 1 Blackcap and 150 Jackdaw. Also 1 Firecrest and 1 Green Sandpiper on Treeve Common. (P St Pierre)

Trevilley: 1 Lapland Bunting. (P St Pierre)

Men-an-Tol and vicinity: 2 Kestrel, 2 Lapland Bunting (Watchcroft), 5 Dartford Warbler (3 calling White Downs, 2 seen Watchcroft North Slope). (J Evans)

West Pentire, Newquay: 3 Lapland Bunting, 60 Skylark, 40 Linnet, 12 Meadow Pipit, 1 Snipe. (S Rowe)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler calling from trees on opposite side to car park. (R Veal)

Penryn, Ponsharden boatyard: 1 Spoonbill. (Rob Higgs)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill still.

Newquay: 1 Snow Bunting still at  PC at south end of golf course. (P Ash, B Bosisto)

Snow Bunting, Paul Ash

Penzance: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Purple Sandpiper below promenade. Also 3 Eider in harbour and 1 Great Northern Diver in bay. (R Veal, R Augarde, M Ahmad)

Curlew Sandpiper, Reuben Veal

Curlew Sandpiper, Steve Rogers

Curlew Sandpiper, Steve Rogers

Par, Spit Beach:1 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Sanderling, 7 Turnstone, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Par Market East Carpark: 2 Nuthatch, 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Sancreed: 1 Woodcock and 1 Crossbill. (D Flumm)

Sennen: 3 Crossbill and 1 Siskin. (P St Pierre)

Mullion Cove: 1 m Black Redstart.

The Knavocks: 1 Short-eared Owl. (G. Rogers)

Short-eared Owl, Geoff Rogers

Penryn river, Gorrangorras: 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher. (D Chaney)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Common Scoter distantly in Falmouth Bay. Carrick Roads: 1 white-breasted ‘desmaretii type’ Shag, 1 Harbour Porpoise, Castle Beach: 21 Turnstone, 1 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 15 Oystercatcher, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 white ‘Embden’ farmyard Goose (rather inconcongruous on the rocks). (D Chaney)

Gluvian: 19 Yellowhammer ringed in private land (also a Bunting flying & calling overhead ; same size as a Reed Bunting but with sharp zit call. Probably Rustic Bunting but sadly one that got away, never landed to give itself up.)  (B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Porth Joke: 1 Merlin, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Blackcap, 3 Redwing. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Tufted Duck (male), 3 Teal, 15 Coot, 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Lanlivery: 2 Woodcock crossing road nr Red Moor. (R Hollis)

Lizard Point (07.45-09.45): 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater. (D Collins)

Downderry: 0735-0835 birds moving west included 125 Kittiwake, 225 Gannet, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Arctic Skua and 1 Common Scoter. Another 5 Mediterranean Gull on the beach and 4 Great Northern Diver on the sea. (A Payne)

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