Monday 22nd October 2018

Late news, 20/10, Porthcurno: 1 Osprey flew out to sea. (N Milligan)

Late news, 21/10, Porthgwarra: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff reported.

Late news, 21/10, Penlee NR:  Hobby over, 1 fem Kestrel on telegraph wire at car park, 6 Long-tailed Tits with 1 Blue Tit, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Willow Warbler/Chiffchaff, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Small Copper and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in car park. (I Juliane)

Late news, 21/10, Rame: 4 Skylarks, 1 f Stonechat, 1 m Cirl Bunting and 1 m Kestrel. (I Juliane)

Late news, 21/10, Millbrook Lake: 2 Egyptian Geese (1m, 1f). (I Juliane)

Late news, 21/10, Millbrook to Crafthole: 1 Buzzard flying along lane in front of car and 1 Barn Owl flying over. (I Juliane)

Late news, 21/10, Looe: 1 Hummingbird Hawk Moth. (I Juliane)

Late news, 21/10, Colliford: c40 Lapwing at north end. (A Blonden)

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still at Treve Common 08:30 then present all day, also 2 Woodlarks over the car park at 10:00. (G Lawlor et al.) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler reported

Grey Catbird, Sam Williams

Grey Catbird, Sam Williams

Stithians Reservoir: 1 1w Temminck’s Stint at southern end late afternoon onwards, also 1 Pintail. (B Bosisto et al.)

Temminck’s Stint, Mike Spicer

Temminck’s Stint, Mashuq Ahmad

Temminck’s Stint, John St Ledger

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Mandarin duck, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Greenshank, 30 Black-tailed Godwit at Tallack’s creek. (B Bosisto, W Chegwidden, D Britton)

Lizard: Little Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer and 7 Reed Buntings in stubble field by footpath to Housel Bay, also 2 Common Scoter, 5 Med Gull, 2 Common Gull, 71 Chaffinch, 2 Brambling, 1 Siskin, 1 Greenfinch, 6 Stock Dove, 76 Woodpigeon, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest , 3 Swallow, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Chough. (B Bosisto) Old Lizard Head area: 1 Brambling, 1 House Martin, 1 Swallow, 1 Redpoll, 35 Stock Dove. (D Collins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Cattle Egret briefly 10:30. Also Great White Egret and Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field. (B Hibbett, A Hartley). 3 Brent Goose also reported.

Cattle Egret, Adam Hartley

Great Egret & Spoonbill, Adam Hartley

Spoonbill, David Cains

Great Egret, David Cains

Kingfisher, David Cains

Lizard: Yellow-browed Warbler still in the cemetery at Church Cove. (A Liddle)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler by last house plus 1 Black Redstart.

Rame: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Penlee NR and Firecrest at church lane. (C Buckland)

Nanquidno: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler reported at far end this evening.

Porthgwarra: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (Coastguard cottages and dried up pool), also 2 Firecrest reported.

Lellizzick: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Raven, 1 Barn Owl, 13 Grey Partridge, 3 Red legged Partridge, 2 Skylark. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Water Pipit. (D Balmer) 1 Barn Owl and 1 Water Rail. (D Britton). Also 1 Sandwich Tern and 6 Common Scoter offshore. (D Balmer, D Britton)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 drake Ferruginous Duck (of questionable origin). (B Bosisto)

Sancreed: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Ludgvan: 1 Hobby at Lower Chellew this evening. (T Dwelly)

Gunver Head: 1 Short-eared Owl was flushed by a dog and disappeared over the cliff face. (S Grose)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 5 Tufted Duck 3m 2f, 15 Wigeon, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Mute Swan, 4 Little Grebe, c200 Canada Geese, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Teal, 5 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch,1 Goldfinch, 4 Blue Tit this evening. (R Mudge)

Kingsmill Lake: 3 Lapwing, 5 Avocet, 8 Dunlin, c35 Redshank, 18 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 60 Curlew c500 Black-headed Gull. (P Kemp)

Pengelly: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier near Bray shop, flew towards Minions. (C Imms)

Windmill Farm: 6 Stock Dove, 2 Snipe, 1 Kestrel on the windmill roof, 1 Grey Heron. (G Adams)

Men-an Tol: 2 Barn Owl (17:00), 1 Wheatear, 4 Raven, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel and a male Hen Harrier to roost at 18:15. (A Holmes)

Barn Owl, Adam Holmes

Penzance: 8 Eider (including the resident drk), 1 Red-throated Diver, 6 Common Scoter offshore. (A Mckechnie)

Eider, Alex Mckechnie

Godolphin Hill: 100+ Meadow Pipit to roost, Kestrel and a single Snipe at dusk. (C Richards)

Lanner Green: Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker and m. and f. Blackcap. (R Hampshire)

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Sunday 21st October 2018

Late news, 20/10, Rame: 4 Stonechats, 2 Kestrels, 1 Yellow Browed Warbler and 1 Cirl Bunting. (I Juliane)

Late news, 20/10, North Cliffs fields north of Tehidy Country Park: 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Croft)

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still on Treve Common and a Short-eared Owl. (L Proctor M Ahmad) Common Rosefinch reported in Willows at east end of main car park. Black Redstart in the main complex by the play area. (P Taylor) Also,1 Reed Warbler, 11 Siskin, 6 Reed Bunting, 3 Black Redstart at the complex, another at the airfield. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde, R Wilkins) Plus dozens of Siskin overhead calling and a very large flock of several hundred Jackdaw circling overhead (A Hartley)

Grey Catbird, Steve Rogers

Short-eared Owl, Mashuq Ahmad

 

Higher Bosistow: Yellow-browed Warbler at Faraway Cottage. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: Dusky Warbler in Blackthorn by the Coastguard Lookout. (M Wallace) Relocated in Sallows by the coastguard cottages at c12:00. (R Wilkins) Also 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (Trevean and Coastguard cottages), 1800+ Jackdaw, 700+ Starling, 35 Stock Dove. (R Veal et al.)

Dusky Warbler, Brian Mellow

Carbis Bay: Rosy Starling reported.

Lizard: Little Bunting in Chapel Lane, 100 metres south of the pond. Also 2 Yellow-browed Warbler in church cemetery at Church Cove. (I Maclean S Croft)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill and 1 Great White Egret. ( B. Toms, M. Curtis) Copperhouse Creek: 1 Spoonbill. ( B. Toms, M. Curtis)

Sancreed: 2 Black Redstart. (D Flumm)

Black Redstart – Dave Flumm

Black Redstart – Dave Flumm

Kynance: 2 Woodlark still in cut maize field next to the public footpath on road down to Kynance Cove. Very mobile with Skylarks and Buntings at 11:10. (R Treeby)

Nanquidno: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest. (B. Toms, M. Curtis) Also 1 Ring Ouzel, 4 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 1+ Crossbill over and c10 Chiffchaff. (J Down, D Foot)

Rame Head: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 144 Woodpigeon, 128 Skylark, 1 Woodlark, 1 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Goldcrest, 5 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Siskin, 7 Yellowhammer, 4 Cirl Bunting, 2 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Falmouth: 15 Turnstone at Castle Beach. (D Chaney) Swanpool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Lamorna Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest. (M McKee)

Kynance: 1 Lapland Bunting in stubble fields along Kynance Rd. (M Pass, J Foster, I Maclean)

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

Newlyn Harbour: 5 Raven, 2 Grey Wagtail. (S Grose)

Wherrytown Rocks: 7 Mute Swan, 4 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 1 Black Redstart (opp Dolphin Tavern) 28 Turnstone, 2 Ringed Plover. (S Grose)

Maenporth: 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Chaney)

Lizard Village: 2 Black Redstart. Old Lizard Head: 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear, 1 Black Redstart. (S Grose) Plus 1+ Vagrant Emperor dragonfly. (I Maclean) Lizard lighthouse: 3 White Wagtail. (I Maclean)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 4 Raven , several Reed Bunting, 2 Kestrel, 4 Buzzard, Water Rail, 4 Pied Wagtail, numerous Skylark and Meadow Pipit, 4 Carrion Crow. (A Holmes)

Raven, Adam Holmes

Kestrel, Adam Holmes

Hayle, St George’s Walk: 2 Kingfisher in marsh area at near end, 96 Canada Geese, 1 Rock Pipit, 6 Pied Wagtail in marshy field and 1 Yellow Wagtail feeding in stream. (A Holmes)

Upton Towans nature reserve: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 hunting Sparrowhawk, 4 Raven, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 24 Magpie together, Red Admiral and Comma butterfly. (A Holmes)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 1 Little Egret, 1 singing Cetti’s Warbler  (A Hartley) Also 1 Marsh Harrier briefly this afternoon.

Marazion: 5 Common Scoter offshore. (D Britton)

Carn Gloose: 1 Kestrel, 3 Stonechat. Also 1 fly-over Woodlark reported by another birder (A Hartley)

Pendeen: 1 Wheatear, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, good passage of Chaffinch over in the morning along with a few Skylark and 25 Meadow Pipit, 2 Kestrel, 1 Chough, 1 Raven, 1 Chiffchaff, 20 Goldfinch. 3 Stonechat, (No sign of YB Warbler at Calartha nor Black Redstart at the lighthouse) (A Hartley) Also two Blue-fin Tuna and a couple of Dolphins reported (D. Hatton S Holloway)

Millbrook: 2 Egyptian Goose. (B Bosisto, I Juliane) and between Millbrook & Crafthole: 1 Buzzard flying along lane in front of car and 1 Barn Owl flying over. (I Juliane )

River Lynher: 1 Spoonbill opposite Wacker Quay. (B Bosisto)

Sennen Bay: Great Skua.

Clapper Marshes: 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper and 2 Curlew, also 1 Vagrant Emperor and 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly. (D Julian)

Penlee NR:  Hobby flying over approaching reserve, 1 fem Kestrel on telegraph wire at car park, 6 Long-tailed Tit with 1 Blue Tit (sadly no  YBW or Firecrest), 1 Greenfinch, 2 Willow Warbler or Chiffchaff, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Small Copper and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in car park. (I Juliane)

Rame: 4 Skylark, 1 f Stonechat, 1 m Cirl Bunting and 1 m Kestrel. (I Juliane)

Goonhilly: At least 1 Vagrant Emperor at Croft Pascoe pool still. (J Chapple) Also 1 m Red-veined Darter plus Emperor Dragonfly and Common Darter. (D Britton)

Looe: 1 Hummingbird Hawk Moth. (I Juliane)

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Saturday 20th October 2018

Late news, 19/10, Looe, Hannafore Beach: 15 Turnstone, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Tree Pipit, 6 Rock Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtails (at least 1m & 1f), 1 Redshank, 3 Little Egrets and 2 Med Gulls. (I Juliane)

Late news, 19/10, Looe River: 4 Whimbrel, 3 Little Egrets and 2 Leucistic Carrion Crow. (I Juliane)

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still present at Treve Common 07:35 to 18:20 at least. (M Lawson MW Parker A Hartley) Also 2 Woodlark over. Plus 2 Stonechat, 6+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Buzzard and 1 Chough over high calling, Also possible Red-veined Darter (A Hartley)

Grey Catbird, Paul Ash

Grey Catbird video (including call at c2 mins into the video) – John Chapple

Lizard Village: Red-eyed Vireo by pond on Chapel Lane at 09:10 but not seen since. (R Curtis)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Red Kite over moving SW 10:30. (C Richards) Also 3 1w drake Ring-necked Duck still. (P Eele, B Bosisto)

Sancreed: Westerly passage of 2 Red Kite (singles 08:24 & 09:10), 14 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 450 Woodpigeon, 12 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 32 Skylark, 8 Fieldfare, 30 Chaffinch, 1 Siskin. In area: 3 Kestrel, 98 Redwing, 1 Black Redstart, 4 Stonechat, 29 Robin, 5 Chiffchaff, 6 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 100 Linnet. (D Flumm)

Red Kite – Dave Flumm

Higher Bosistow: 2 Woodlark. (K Wilson) Richard’s Pipit still around Faraway Cottage at 09:20. (M Wallace, B Bosisto) Also Red Kite over Bosistow Lane at 10:55. (T Phelps)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Great White Egret and Spoonbill at Copperhouse Creek. Also 2 Greenshank. (D Balmer) 2 Great White Egrets near Lelant station. (J Parker R Treeby) Spoonbill in Carnsew Basin at mid day. Also Spoonbill, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Great White Egret feeding in pool along walkway. (W Chegwidden) Also 1 Whimbrel, 5 Greenshank and 2 Sandwich Tern. (M Spicer) And 1 Sanderling , 1 Black-tailed Godwit , 4 Bar tailed Godwit, 19 Little Egret, 1 Gadwall , 1 Kingfisher. (B Bosisto)

Great Egret, Alex McKechnie

Spoonbill, Great & Little Egrets, M Rouncefield

Great Egrets, Mike Spicer

Great Egret and Spoonbill, Mike Spicer

Spoonbill, Mike Spicer

Polgigga: Juv Rosy Starling at Ardensawah Farm. 2 Yellow-browed Warbler along Bosistow Lane. 1 Peregrine at Lower Roskestal Farm. (C Richards)

St Buryan: Black Kite over east to the south of the village at 10:30. (J Lawman)

Sennen: Richard’s Pipit flew from cliff top car park towards Sennen Cove.

The Lizard: 1 Little Bunting, 2 Woodlark, 1 female Merlin, 1 female Marsh Harrier all on or over cut maize field on the Kynance Road (D Eva) Black Redstart by the village green, 5 Black Redstarts on roof tops on new houses at north end of village, plus Whinchat on rough ground there and a Fieldfare over. (D Balmer)

Kynance Cove: 3 Wheatear. (D Balmer)

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 m Mandarin. (S Votier)

Porthgwarra: 4 Yellow-browed Warbler (1 near the Drs house, 2 60 ft cover, 1 Trevean), Dartford Warbler, near the wall. Black Redstart by the coastguard cottages and 3 Red-veined Darter near the dried up pond. (G Wyatt) Also 4 Woodlarks and 2 Black Redstarts reported. (T Phelps)

Pendeen: Yellow-browed Warbler in Calartha Farm Wood. (P Clement) 3 Wheatears, 1 Buzzard,.1 Kestrel, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Linnet. Also 6 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and a Small Copper (A Hartley) Also 1 Black Redstart still.

Carn Gloose: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Peregrine, 2+ Chough, 1 Vagrant Emperor, 4 Red-veined Darter, 1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Wall Brown, 1 Small Tortoishell, 1 Small WhiteRed Admirals and Small Coppers including a caeruleopunctata variant. (M Ahmad, D Hatton, S Holloway, T Mills et al)

Vagrant Emperor – Mashuq Ahmad

Goonhilly Downs: At least 10 Vagrant Emperor dragonflies including 3 egg-laying pairs in tandem this afternoon at Croft Pascoe Pool, late afternoon. (J Walters)

Church Cove: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Pass)

Kynance Road: 1 Jack Snipe flushed ( M Pass )

Roskestal: 1 Red Kite east mid morning (D Eva) Also 1 Peregrine at Lower Roskestal Farm. (C Richards)

Nanjizal: 1 Snipe, 47 Stock Dove, 1 Woodlark,  2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Redpoll ( Bob Bosisto )

Nanquidno: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Ring Ouzel.

Penlee Point: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at east end of Penlee Battery NR with Long-tailed Tit flock. (G Lewis) No sign since but Firecrest in the tit flock! (D Allan)

Cot Valley: 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and a Woodlark.

Camborne: Possible eagle species flew south. (M Hoskin)

Sennen Cove: Turtle Dove at Sennen Rise.

Park Head: 5 Chough, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Kestrel, 6 Raven, 2 Corn Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer, 21 Skylark, 15 Stonechat, also Linnets, Meadow Pipits. (S Grose)

Newquay Boating Lake: 2 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Red-eared Terrapin. (S Grose)

Constantine: 2 Black Redstart in Trebarvah Court (J Chapman)

Tremough Campus, Penryn: 1 Firecrest (J Chapman)

Tregonning Hill: Short-eared Owl 17.35 circling o/h with accompanying Crow. Went off N.W., both. (C Richards)

Maer Lake: 3-400 Golden Plover (most in flight 10 landed), 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 5 Snipe, 30+ Teal, 20+ Wigeon, 1 Grey Heron, 30+ Lapwing, 1 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 30+ Black-headed Gull, 20+ Herring Gull, 200+ Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 35+ Curlew on field to NE of lake. (T Nicholson)

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier again. (T Fletcher)

Zennor: F/1w Black Redstart on cottages seaward of church at 16:00 and a Whinchat on headland. (G Barlow)

Bedruthan Steps: 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 5 Raven, 2 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Breage: Short-eared Owl over Tregonning Hill at 17:35 but then flew NW.

Fiddlers Green: 1 Barn Owl. (M Jones)

Dozmary Pool: 8 Pochard (3 f), Tufted Ducks, Teal, 18 Lapwings,1 Golden Plover. (C Buckland)

Colliford Reservoir: 2 Snipe, 1 Dunlin, 4 Wheatears, 1 Reed Bunting, 30+ Golden Plovers, 10 Great Crested Grebes. (C Buckland)

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Friday 19th October 2018

Late news 18/10, Porthcurno: 1 Black Redstart (roof of old coastguard cottages) at c 3.30. Male Firecrest, male Blackcap (plus many other passerines) in the sycamores in the corner of the carpark below the museum 5 – 5.30 pm. (P Carter)

Late News, Lizard, 17/10: Grey Wagtail near Lizard village. (R Jeffery)

Late news, 18/10, Lizard Peninsula: 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Yellow Wagtail ( M Pass )

Lands End: Grey Catbird still present this morning at Treve Common. Also 1 Raven, 1 Chough, 1 Kestrel, 1 Whinchat. (J Evans, T Mills, S Holloway, D Hatton) Also 1 Richard’s Pipit in off sea.

Grey Catbird Alex McKechnie

Grey Catbird, Mark Halliday

Walmsley Sanctuary: 15 Cattle Egret directly behind Tower Hide at 17.15.(S Grose)

Drift: 3 Ring-necked Duck (09:37-10:25 at least), 2 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 10 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Green Sandpiper, 10 Snipe. (D Flumm, M Beevers)

Ring-necked Ducks, Dave Flumm

Nanquidno: Corncrake flushed at Boscregan near Nanquidno at 09:25, Vagrant Emperor dragonfly and 6 Red-veined Darters. (N Wheatley)

Porthgwarra: Little Bunting 9.30 at footpath ford, south end of 60 ft cover, flew into Quinoa field, not relocated.
5 Yellow-browed Warbler (3 at 60 ft cover, 1 north of Doctors Garden, 1 Coastguard Cottages gardens),
2 Black Redstart (Coastguard Cottages, 1 Porth Loe.)

Cot Valley: Black Redstart; 4 Yellow-browed Warbler; 2 Ring Ouzel; juv Common Rosefinch by Youth Hostel.

Hayle Estuary RSPB:  1 Great White Egret til 1230 only, 10 Little Egret, 1 Spoonbill (on Ryan’s Field to 1400), 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 53 Redshank , 3 Common Gull and 38 Mediterranean Gull. (M Beevers) Also 1 Kingfisher, 30 Golden Plover, Dunlin with many Redshank. (C Richards) Ryan’s Field: 1 Cormorant , 1 Spoonbill, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, 1 Grey Heron. (K Bowers)

Spoonbill, Kevin Bowers

Little Egret, Kevin Bowers

Polgigga: 1 juv Rosy Starling again at Lower Roskestal and later at Arden Sawah. Short-eared Owl this morning.

Penberth Cove: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Morwenstow: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler on north side in hedgerow along farm track.

Land’s End: 123 Skylark, 27 Siskin, 407 Redwing, 1 Redshank, 62 Goldfinch, 15+ Pied Wagtail, 23 Stock Dove, 2 Bullfinch, 82 Chaffinch, 1 Jay, 600 Starling, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, C Andrew)

Rock: c. 6 Stonechat, 1 Tree Pipit, c. 12 Meadow Pipits and at least 9 Whimbrel. (A Juliane)

St Mabyn: 2 Red-legged Partridge in a field between St Mabyn & Wadebridge and a Buzzard in roughly the same area (A Juliane)

Penzance, Lidden Area: 20+ Goldfinch coming to sunflower seed feeders, 1 Grey Wagtail on neighbour’s roof. (T Mills) Penwith College: 1-2 Yellow-browed Warbler calling at the college. (R Veal)

Crowlas (vismig 7:40-8:30): 389 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 84 Skylark, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Grey Wagtail, 47 Chaffinch, 1 Peregrine. (R Veal)

Sancreed: 100 Redwing, 10 Skylark, 1 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail, later; male Ring Ouzel in village, 120 Redwing over and 60 Skylark west. (D Flumm)

Torpoint/St Johns lake: 1 Wheatear on foreshore below Chapel Down Road. (S Eddy)

Bissoe: 2 Red Kite along Bissoe cycle trail (F Bell)

Constantine: f/1st-w Black Redstart (J Chapman)

Siblyback Reservoir: 6 Grey Heron, 10Coot, 12 Tufted Duck, 4 Meadow Pipit,  2 Goldcrest, 1 Great-Spotted Woodpecker, Small Copper Butterfly. (R Napp)

Trevose Head: 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Merlin. ( B Bosisto L Payne )

Lizard Peninsula: 1 Short-eared Owl, 28 Stock Dove, 6 Wheatear ( M Pass )

Marazion Beach: 1 Water Pipit below sand dunes, 1w Common Gull, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Shelduck, 1 Wheatear. (R Veal)

Kenidjack: 1 Greenland Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 23 Blackbird. (D Flumm)

Marazion this afternoon at 1530 from the Long Rock Car park: 5-6 Great Northern Diver (three ads, two or three juveniles), 4 Common Scoter (two males), Shelduck and 7 Sanderling. (M Beevers, C Richards) Longrock Pool: Cetti’s Warbler. (C Richards)

Newquay, Trevemper Bridge:1 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting in eucalyptus tree. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Water Rail, 1 Reed Bunting with the Linnet flock. (C Richards)

Lowertown Bridge, Helston: 2 Dipper, family of Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jay. (a witheywood)

Carn Gloose: 5 Golden Plover, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Chough & 8 Long-tailed Tit. Vagrant Emperor mid afternoon half mile east of Bollowall Barrow successfully hawking flies. (JHawkey & K Dalziel)

RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 drake Eider, 1 Common Scoter, c120 Gannet, 9 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Med Gull, 21 Herring Gull, 24 Great Black-backed Gull, 20 Guillemot, 2 Razorbill, 3 auk sp and 4 Skylark. Also 35+ Common Dolphin, 2 Harbour Porpoise and 3 Bluefin Tuna. ( T Blunden DK Parker) Wolf Rock to Hugh Town: 1 Manx Shearwater, 14 Gannet, c150 Shag, 1 Great Skua, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 41 Great Black-backed Gull and 1 Pied Wagtail. Also 1 Minke Whale, 3 Harbour Porpoise and c5 Bluefin Tuna. (T Blunden DK Parker) Hugh Town to Wolf Rock: 3 Mallard, 1 Fulmar, 1 Sooty Shearwater, c110 Gannet, c50 Shag, 21 Oystercatcher, c40 wader sp (in 1 flock), 1 Great Skua, 8 Black-headed Gull, 1 Med Gull, 18 Herring Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill and 2 Puffin. Also 1 Minke Whale, 3 Common Dolphin, 31 Harbour Porpoise and 2 Bluefin Tuna. (DK Parker) Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 Manx Shearwater, 26 Gannet, 28 Cormorant, 7 Black-headed Gull, 1 Med Gull, c125 Herring Gull, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Kittiwake, 9 Guillemot, 4 Razorbill and 10 auk sp.  Also 4 Harbour Porpoise. (DK Parker)

Pendeen: Black Redstart by the lighthouse.

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Thursday 18th October 2018

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still present on Treve Moor at 07:58 to 18:15 at least when it appeared to go to roost, also Tree Pipit over at 10:30. (G Wyatt)

Grey Catbird sketch by Richard Thewlis

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 1w drake Ring-necked Duck early morning and back again at 11:11 to 15:06 at least, also Red-veined Darter. (L Proctor) Also 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Muscovy Duck. (T Mills)

Ring-necked Ducks, Linton Proctor

Ring-necked Ducks, Tony Mills

Red-veined Darter, Linton Proctor

Nanquidno: 3 1w drake Ring-necked Duck on a private pool before being flushed at 09:15 by the owner. (N Wheatley) Also 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Fieldfare, 4 Chiffchaff. (T Mills)

Penlee NR: Red-breasted Flycatcher at far end, showing occasionally. (C Buckland P Aley)

Red-breasted Flycatcher, Chris Buckland

Porthgwarra: Ring Ouzel by dried up pool also 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 5 Fieldfare, 2 Wheatear & Whinchat . (M Wallace) 1070 Chaffinch, 135 Skylark, 3 Brambling, 4 Siskin, 8 Fieldfare, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Golden Plover, 4 Song Thrush, 1000s Starling and a Merlin. In scrub 2-3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest. (Oriole Birding) Turtle Dove still at Lower Roskestal Farm at 14:35. (R Treeby) 4+ Yellow-browed Warbler, and Red-breasted Flycatcher in 60 Foot Cover, also Short-eared Owl over Quinoa field. (M Elliott) Also an unconfirmed report of a Barred Warbler.

Trewornan Bridge: 9 Cattle Egret over towards Walmsley at 18.40. (S Grose)

Maer Lake: 2 Great White Egret at 15:22.

Cot Valley: 4 Yellow-browed Warbler and Ring Ouzel, 4 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 1 Brambling and 1 Woodlark. (D Flumm, N Wheatley)

Rame:  Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Golden Plover, 3 Siskin, 7 Chiffchaff & 3 Goldcrest.. (P Aley)

Polgigga area: Yellow-browed Warblers at Trevean and Bosistow Lane this afternoon also a Red-veined Darter and 8 Wheatear at Carn les Boel. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: A total of 150 birds ringed including 55 Blackcap, 34 Chiffchaff ( 1 tristis+ abietinus), 3 Goldcrest, 3 Firecrest, Reed Warbler, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. Also 2 Common Rosefinch seen. (K Wilson) Richard’s Pipit in fields by Faraway Cottage this afternoon. (M Wallace)

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler near the church at 14:30. (G Wyatt)

Penberth: 1+ Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest at the coast cottages. (G Lawlor)

Carn Gloose: 3 Vagrant Emperor reported over Ballowall Barrow plus 8 Red-veined Darter. (L Gregory)

Porthcurno: Yellow-browed Warbler below the car park.

PenrynYellow-browed Warbler on Tremough campus (F Bell)

Boswednack: Yellow-browed Warbler.

Sennen: Yellow-browed Warbler in Trevilly Farm Drive

Crowlas: 59 Redwing, 2 Siskin, 23 Chaffinch in 15 minute vismig this am. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill still present. (R Treeby)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Barn Owl, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 7 Coot, 3 Teal. (S Grose)

Pendeen Watch: Short-eared Owl in off the sea at 11:40.

Kingsmill Lake: 74 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Greenshank, 30+Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 2 Lapwing, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 34 Canada Geese, 5 Grey Heron, Curlew, Little Egret, Redshank & Buzzard. (K Baum)

Old Lizard Head: 1 f Snow Bunting, in field. SW695116 with Rock Pipits. (C Richards)

Snow Bunting, Clive Richards

St Merryn: 1 Peregrine falcon with Magpie prey.

Kelynack: 2 Lapwing, 6 Skylark, 6 Reed Bunting in private fields to east. (D Flumm)

Phillack: 2 Hummingbird Hawkmoth this evening together; feeding again on Salvia Hot Lips. (J Eaton)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth, John Eaton

Hummingbird Hawkmoth, John Eaton

Polhawn cove, W of Rame: At least 3 drowned Shag dead within long gill net close inshore. (RHurrell)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Mallard, 2 Coot, 13 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 6 Little Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 3 Snipe, 4 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Merlin, 6 Raven, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 2 Kestrel. (A Holmes)

Men-An-Tol:1 Barn Owl at dusk. (A Holmes)

Upton Towans Nature Reserve: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk. (A Holmes)

Merlin, Adam Holmes

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Wednesday 17th October 2018

Late photos, 16/10, Nanquidno: 1 1w Ring-necked Duck on the pool at 15.19. (T Chinnick)

Ring-necked Duck, Tom Chinnick

Ring-necked Duck, Tom Chinnick

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still on Treeve Moor 08:03 to 17:15 at least. (G Bagnall, P Ash et al.)

Grey Catbird – Paul Ash

Penlee Point: 1 Red-Breasted Flycatcher showing this afternoon at Penlee Battery found by Yvonne & Mike Northey. (per D Allan)

Lizard Point: 1 Serin at the car park at 09:45 before flying towards the lighthouse. (Oriole Birding)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Ring-necked Duck returned this evening.

Nanquidno: 1 1w Ring-necked Duck on pool late afternoon (private site, but viewable form the footpath. (C Moore)

Lamorna: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M McKee)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Bittern at western end of Marazion Marsh. Feeding and then went into reeds. (D White)

Cot Valley: Still 3 Yellow-browed Warbler also 2 Firecrest. (P Clement)

Porthgwarra to St Levan:Yellow-browed Warbler, Wheatear, 2 Brambling and 1 Merlin. (M Wallace)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill still on Ryan’s Field. (T Lovelock)

Church Cove:Yellow-browed Warbler. (B Bosisto)

Kenidjack valley: 3 Black Redstart. (C Richards)

St Just: Yellow-browed Warbler in a private garden. (P Eele)

Carn Kenidjack: Woodlark over towards St Just. (M Roxby)

Pendeen Watch: 2 Balearic Shearwater and 3 Arctic Skua. (P Eele)

Porthcurno: Yellow-browed Warbler in bushes below the car park. (J Ryan)

Whipsiderry: 2 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Corn Bunting, 1 Chough. (S Grose)

Phillack: 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth feeding on Salvia “Hot Lips” in private garden. (J Eaton)

River Camel, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 21 Mute Swan, 150 Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 4 Shelduck, 27 Mallard, 13 Wigeon, 11 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Little Grebe, 9 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 21 Little Egret, 17 Cattle Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 95 Oystercatcher, 8 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 27 Lapwing, 4 Knot, 1 Sanderling, 21 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 50 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 31 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 65 Curlew, 200 Black-headed Gull, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 55 Herring Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 7 Blackbird, 5 Great Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 1 Jay, 7 Jackdaw, 8 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 8 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Fox, 1 Red Admiral (M Scawen et al).

Devoran: 94 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 5 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Tawny Owl, 5 Redwing, 1 Firecrest, 12 Siskin, 1 Redpoll, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Green Woodpecker. (B Bosisto)

College Reservoir: 64 Coot, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Tufted Duck, 10 Wigeon, 5 Teal. (B Bosisto) 2 Kingfisher. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (B Bosisto) 1 Kingfisher. (D Chaney)

Church Cove: 2 Firecrest, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Brambling, 4 Siskin. (B Bosisto)

Lizard/Housel: 1 Ring Ouzel, 3 Wheatear, 1 Merlin, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 60 Skylark, 160 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Poltesco: 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Redwing. (F Trewin)

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Tuesday 16th October 208

Late news, 14/10, Predannack Head: possible Brown Shrike reported.

Late news, 15/10, Lizard: 6 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Richards Pipit (fly over east), Ring Ouzel, 5 Red-veined Darter. (T Blunden)

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still present and showing well on and off. (M Ahmad et al.) Vagrant Emperor dragonfly also reported.

Grey Catbird – John Chapple

Grey Catbird – Mashuq Ahmad

Grey Catbird – Steve Rogers

Grey Catbird, Linton Proctor

Grey Catbird, Linton Proctor

Grey Catbird – Linton Proctor

Grey Catbird – Linton Proctor

Grey Catbird – Linton Proctor

Grey Catbird – David Hastilow

Grey Catbird – David Hastilow

Grey Catbird, Rod Farnes

Grey Catbird, Rod Farnes

Grey Catbird, Rod Farnes

Porthgwarra: Juv Rosy Starling again at Lower Roskestel Farm. 4 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)  Yellow-browed Warbler by dried out Pool. (A Holmes) Also 1 Turtle Dove with Collared Doves at Lower Roskestel Farm. (D Chaney)

St Levan: Calling Siberian Chiffchaff and Merlin. (M Wallace)

Falmouth: Corncrake flushed on private land near Treverva midday. (D Chaney)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at sewage works, 1 Ring Ouzel near woodyard. (T McGowan) Also 3 Black Redstart reported.

Ring Ouzel – Phil Taylor

Higher Bosistow Farm: Wryneck still present but elusive, around the farm buildings and along stone walls. Also a Little Bunting briefly, flying around ticking but not located on the deck yet. (Oriole Birding)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Ring-necked Duck, flighty, left for Nanquidno Pool and then returned. (Oriole Birding – finders, C Moore, J Ryan et al)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill again. (G Williams) Also Garganey and 2 first year Yellow-legged Gull from causeway. (D Jenkins)

Penberth Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and  2 Firecrest.

Cot Valley: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Ring Ouzel

Kelynack: 2 Lapwing, 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 32 Robin, 16 Blackbird, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Nanjizal: 68 new birds including 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 16 Chiffchaff (including 1 tristis ), 29 Blackcap, 1 Redwing & 1 Songthrush. (B Bosisto)

Sheffield: Lapland Bunting in fields. (J Ryan)

Sennen Cove: Common Dolphins attracting lots of Gannets, Kittiwakes, Mediterranean Gulls, Razorbills, Guillemots and singles of Arctic Skua and Balearic Shearwater. (Oriole Birding) Juv Pomarine Skua reported off Priest’s Cove.

Nanquidno: 4 Blackcap, 3+ Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth and several Red Admiral. (T Mills)

Maer Lake, Bude: Canada Goose hybrid along with 236 Canada Geese, 29 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 1 male Sparrowhawk. (J Hope)

Canada Goose hybrid – Janet Hope

Porthilly Point: 8 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Grey Plover, 13 Ringed Plover, 3 Curlew, 51 Oystercatcher, 2 Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipit, 5 Mute Swan. (S Grose)

Men-an-Tol: Marsh Harrier over at 15:10. Also 1 Sparrowhawk going past at 15:11. (B Oakes) 2 Wheatear, 1 female Merlin and 1 ringtail Hen Harrier over downs at 1645. (A Holmes)

Croft Pascoe Woods: Wryneck on path, Merlin on post at the back of woods, Great Spotted Woodpecker. (A Holmes)

Windmill Farm: 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Merlin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Kestrel, numerous tits and finches on feeders. (A Holmes)

St Eval: 100+ Golden Plover, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Short-eared Owl from the church. (S Grose)

Zennor Hill: 50+ Raven (C Madden)

Longdowns: 1 Barn Owl after dusk. (D Chaney)

Penzance: Battery Rocks: 24 Turnstone, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

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