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)

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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)

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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)

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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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Saturday 3rd November 2018

The Lizard Village: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling on wires near green. (J Evans)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great Egret still, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 30 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 4 Wigeon, 17 Cormorant. (S Rowe)

Great Egret, Steve Rowe

Marazion Marsh, Longrock Pool: 1 2w Caspian Gull and 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Ahmad)

2w Caspian Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

1w Yellow-legged Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

1w Yellow-legged Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Caspian Gull, Dave Parker

Newquay: 1 Snow Bunting still by PC at south end of golf course. (S Rowe, D Eva)

Polbathic Creek: 1 Green Sandpiper. (A Blonden)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Little Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 7 Redshank, 4 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 6 Little Egret, 1 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Blackcap, 2 Grey Wagtail. (S Grose)

Mousehole: 1 Great Skua and 60 Kittiwake past south, 7.50 -8.20. (P St Pierre)

Penzance: 1 Curlew Sandpiper still, with Purple Sandpiper, Dunlin and Turnstone. (L Proctor)

Kenidjack: 6 Chiffchaff and 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (P Fraser, J Martin)

Torpoint, St John’s Lake: 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose. (S.Eddy)

Carne/Gillan Creek (low tide): 120 Black-headed Gull, 38 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Wren, 48 Herring Gull, 6 Little Egret, 3 Common Sandpiper, 32 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Redshank, 1 Raven, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Cormorant, 4 Robin, 2 Curlew, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Moorhen. (B Nicholls)

Downderry: 0710-0820 birds moving west included at least 250 Kittiwake, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Skua, 1 Common Scoter and 1 Fulmar. (A Payne)

Towan Head: 2 Chough, 19 Oystercatcher, 7 Turnstone, 2 Meadow Pipit. Also 1 Great Northern Diver flew west. (S Rowe)

Towan Beach: 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Lizard Point: 1 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Sooty Shearwater. (L Langley) Also 1 Peregrine, a tercel pursuing group of Auk sp, possibly Razorbill. (J Evans)

Porthgwarra: 1 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Pomarine Skua. (S Foote)

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest. (P Fraser)

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap. (D Hastilow)

Pentire Point East: 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Stonechat, 3 Raven,11 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Merlin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 100+ Fieldfare, 1 female Pintail, 1 Brambling, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Kingfisher, 47+ Coot, Teal, Wigeon and good numbers of Mallard and Canada Geese,  c.7 Moorhen. (H&I Kendall)

Penwithick (private garden): 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Chaffinch, 8 House Sparrow, 2 Great Tit. (K. Bowers)

Sparrowhawk, Kevin Bowers

Sparrowhawk, Kevin Bowers

Porth Reservoir: 1 Tufted Duck, 9 Teal, 25 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Brambling. (S Rowe)

Rosenannon Downs: 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Tawny Owl heard only. (S Grose)

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Thursday 1st November 2018

Late news, 30/10, St Mellion: 1 Barn Owl at about 19:00. (R Knee)

Penzance: Curlew Sandpiper still on Wherrytown beach and Red-throated Diver offshore. (L Proctor M Ahmad) Red-throated Diver, Goldeneye and 3 Eider off Chyandour Cliff at lunchtime. (P St Pierre) Also 1f Black Redstart on balcony, Lidden area. (T Mills) Plus in a Penzance garden:  6 Redwing feeding on myrtle berries, at least 4 Blackcap   A Magpie seen in a beech tree dismembering and eating a dead shuttlecock!  I don’t know if the shuttlecock feathers were real or plastic but the magpie ate them all, leaving a small part of the shuttlecock that it flew off with. (Observer familiar with both species.)  (NR Phillips) (Nice one Roy – Ed)

Curlew Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Sancreed: 6 Lapwing, 10 Golden Plover, 30 Stock Dove west, 5 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Brambling, 1 Reed Bunting. (D Flumm)

Nanjizal: Richard’s Pipit flew north over Nanjizal Valley, and appeared to land. (S Foote)

St Clement: 1 Osprey at 12:15. (M Jones)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret viewed from Southern Cut-off hide. Also Temminck’s Stint still present & 2 Green Sandpiper. (J St Ledger S Williams P Walsh B Toms M Curtis)

Great White Egret – John St Ledger

Great Egret, with dragonfly, Stephen Williams

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2w Caspian Gull briefly at 13:00 from the causeway. Also Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1w drake Ring-necked Duck still, 3 Wigeon, 86 Canada Geese, 4 Canada hybrid, 1 Snipe, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 10 Redwing, 40 Meadow Pipit. (D Flumm)

Ring-necked Duck – Dave Flumm

Millbrook: 12 Cattle Egret in field with cattle still. (R Smaldon)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still on south side, opposite white cottage with bird feeders in the garden. (R Menari)

Kennack Sands: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I Maclean)

Polgigga: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler & Firecrest along Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Newquay: 1 Snow Bunting still at south end of golf course. (S Rowe)

Snow Bunting – Steve Rowe

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye, 6 Little Grebe and 1 Swallow. Also 5 Common Scoter offshore. (DK Parker MJ Spicer)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Great Northern Diver, viewed from above Castle Beach. (J St Ledger, S Williams)

Helford River: 1 Great Northern Diver off Porthallack Beach. (J St Ledger)

St Tudy: 2 Redpoll in christmas tree field at Cedar Croft nurseries. (S Grose)

Penhale Sands: 2 Chough. (B Penny)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Redwing, 1 Kingfisher. At the car park feeders 2 Willow Tit, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Goldfinch. At the hide, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Willow Tit. (R Mudge)

Millbrook Lake:  Mediterranean Gull.  5 adults. (R Smaldon)

Lynher Estuary: 4 Great Crested Grebe off Wacker Quay. (R Smaldon)

Rame Head: Great Spotted Woodpecker flew over the Coastguard Station on the head flying west. (R Smaldon)

College Reservoir: 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1f Shoveler, 12 Teal. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Fieldfare. (D Chaney)

Mabe: c300Chaffinch, 2 Brambling, c150 Linnet, 10 Fieldfare in maize feeds by Mabe church above the reservoir; 2 Mistle Thrush on the church. (D Chaney)

Treverva: 1 Woodcock, 12 Redwing over. (D Chaney)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Woodlark. (I Maclean)

Lizard Village: 5 Swallow. (I Maclean)

Camel Estuary: 2 Whooper Swan. (B Bosisto)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Cape Shelduck (escapee), 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch. ( B Bosisto L Payne)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater:  2 Tawny Owl calling. (B. Toms)

Carnanton Woods: 1 Woodcock, 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Sennen: Tawny Owl calling in the early hours. (J Miller)

Marazion: Tawny Owl calling in the early hours. (DK Parker)

Gwennap: Green Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail, Nuthatch (heard) (R Hampshire)

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