Thursday 31st October 2019

Sennen: 1 large Pipit sp. (call analysed and strongly suggests Paddyfield Pipit) still mid-afternoon in cut maize field behind the shop c.SW361257. (M Ahmad et al.) View from public footpath from 4th field South West of Sennen school, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. {Eds- DNA has been collected and is being analysed ‘as a priority’}

probable Paddyfield Pipit, Mashuq Ahmad

probable Paddyfield Pipit, Mashuq Ahmad

sonogram of probable Paddyfield Pipit

AUD-20191031-WA0016 Recording of probable Paddyfield Pipit. (Mashuq Ahmad)

Lizard: 1st winter Black-faced Bunting – dropped into Pistil at 08:35 and showed reasonably well on the path , fence lines and scrub for approx 2 minutes then spooked and flew north towards the village (M Pass). Bottlebank Field, Lizard: 1 Dotterel, 1 Knot, 30 Dunlin, 1 Golden Plover, 30+ Lapwing, 19 Snipe, 1 Water Rail heard (I Maclean, M Pass, D Collins) Housel Bay:  1 Siberian Chiffchaff (M Pass) Also, 1 Woodcock (D Collins) Church Cove: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean) Bass Point: 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean) Also, 1 Black Redstart (D Collins) Lizard Point: 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean) Also, 2 Common Scoter (D Collins) Hellarcher Pumping Station, Lizard: Siberian Chiffchaff (D Collins)

Nanjizal: 1 Pallas’s Warbler in ‘Alder Fly’ Valley. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra to St Levan: Spotted Crake on track at edge of middle wood then moved into fields; also Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat (poss eastern type), 9 Black Redstart, Firecrest and a Woodcock. (M Wallace) Also 2 Ring Ouzel (B Toms) 6 Firecrests, 5 Goldcrests, Blackcap, 3 ChiffChaff, 5 Snow Buntings beside stone wall before scared off towards Coastguard Lookout by 2 Peregrines, 1 male Kestrel, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, many Song Thrush & Blackbirds in the valley. 20+ Golden Plover flying over the moor, 5 Chough & 28 ‘potential’ Rock Doves in flock perched on rocks below Coastguard Lookout. No domestic variants amongst them. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

St Levan: Lesser Whitethroat (poss eastern type), 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, 9 Black Redstart, Firecrest, Woodcock (M Wallace)

Lands End: 5 Snow Bunting on coast path just north of Lands End complex, also Yellow-browed Warbler in bushes on north side of complex; also Lapland Bunting over and Black Redstart at Trinity Cottages. (G Hodgson) 1 Firecrest, 8 Reed Bunting, 1 Fieldfare, 36 Song Thrush, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Black Redstart (around complex), 1 Wheatear, 14 Chiffchaff, 53 Skylark, 144 Chaffinch, 1 Siskin, 2 Gadwall, 1 Teal (T Phelps, M Doyle).

Marazion Marsh: Great White Egret early morning (flew towards the Mount c.08:30), 2 Little Egret, 13 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 19 Mallard, 1 Shoveler plus 14 Swallow on Longrock Pool. (P Walsh, R Veal, DK Parker)

Great White Egret – Dave Parker

Great White Egret – Dave Parker

Marazion: Snow Bunting, 2 Wheatear, 2 Knot on the beach, c.80 Ringed Plover c.90 Common Scoter, 3 Teal, 1 Red-throated Diver and 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Veal, DK Parker) Additionally 1 Tufted Duck (S Foote)

Trevothan, Coverack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler in private garden (D Beadle)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 12 Dark-bellied Brent Goose.

Drift Reservoir: 1 female Goosander (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Cot Valley: 6 Black Redstart on north side of cove at Porth Nanven.

Portheras Valley: 1 Little Bunting present until mid-morning, also 1 Woodcock. (P Clement)

Little Bunting – D Parker

Kenidjack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 3 nominate Chiffchaff. (P Clement)

Porth Joke: 2 Snow Bunting on coast path just past Kelsey Head 11.00am (S Carr)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet in churchyard 08.30, 1m Blackcap, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Robin, in private garden (J Baker)

St Clement: 6 Cattle Egret. (M Jones)

Grampound: 1 Jack Snipe sat in middle of unclassified road at dusk. (M Jones)

Hayle: Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Kingfisher, Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank and Coal Tit. (J Witheywood)

Kingfisher – J Witheywood

Red-breasted Merganser – J Witheywood

Hayes: St. Ives Bay: 6 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Harbour Porpoise. (J Evans)

Millponds: 1 Firecrest, 20+ Siskin on Alder, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay. (J Evans)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Black-throated Diver overhead and into the Carrick Roads (D Chaney). 1 Sandwich Tern (on buoy), 4 Common Scoter (on water). (J St Ledger)

Swanpool: 1 Sandwich Tern (different bird to above), 6 Mediterranean Gull, 35 Black-headed Gull all roosting in the carpark, 1 Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 1 Kingfisher and 4 further Mediterranean Gull and 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull on the pool. Swanpool Point: 7 Turnstone, 4 Common Scoter, 150+ Shag offshore. (D Chaney)

Castle Beach: 4 Brent Goose, 1 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Firecrest (T Phelps, M Doyle)

Falmouth: 1 Blackcap (male), 1 Firecrest. In private garden in Trescobeas area. (J St Ledger)

Godolphin Cross: 2 Firecrest. (C Richards)

Tintagel: 2 Firecrest, 10 Goldcrest, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 20 Robin. (B Bosisto)

Lower Tamar Lake: 4 Willow Tit, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Bullfinch. Also 1 Otter on the weir. (R Mudge)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 female Scaup , 8 White fronted Geese, 1 pair of Pintail, c10 Shoveler, c60 Black-tailed Godwit, c8 Dunlin, 18 Fieldfare, c200 Teal, c20 Wigeon, c200 Canada Geese, 1 pair of Stonechat, c8 Gadwall, 3 Grey Herons, 25 Cattle Egret, 4 Moorhen, c10 Curlew, c100 Lapwing, 1 Buzzard. (A Langdon)

White-fronted Goose – A Langdon

Female Scaup – Walmsley

Wadebridge: 3 Common Sandpiper behind Bridge Bike Hire. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 3 Common Gull, 32 Mediterranean Gull on mussel crates at high tide this morning. (S Grose)

Tremayne Quay: 2 Shelduck, 2 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 9 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 5 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 5 Curlew, 5 Mallard (S Chandler)

Gwithian: 2 Pochard, 20 Teal and a Wigeon. (P Freestone)

Pednavounder, Coverack: 300 Lapwing (M Nattrass)

Pendeen: 3028 Chaffinch flew west between 07:10 & 09:00. (P Combridge)

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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)

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Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Sennen: 1 American Buff-bellied Pipit feeding in cut maize field behind Sennen school. (P St Pierre, P Wilson, D Balmer et al.)

Porthgwarra:  Richards Pipit over at 09.20 am heading towards Lands End. (M Wallace) The same or another over 10:15. (D Balmer) 2 Snow Bunting still south of coastguards. Lapland bunting flushed from stubble field east of car park. Black Redstart by coast path between Porthgwarra and St Levan. Also a Brambling over. (D Chown, N Grace). 1 Vagrant Emperor flew east towards car park valley. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler reported.

Nanjizal: 1 Little Bunting, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 12 Robin, 2 Firecrest, 20 Chiffchaff, 26 Blackcap. Also 1 Hawfinch over and a possible Olive-backed Pipit. (K Wilson)

Cot Valley: 1 Honey Buzzard flew North. (P Fraser, J Martin, N Wheatley)

Walmsley: 1 Pink-footed Goose (still), 28 Cattle Egret. (J St Ledger)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Marsh Harrier hunting over the marsh early morning. (S Rogers)

St Levan: 1 Woodlark early am, then flew East. (P St Pierre)

Skewjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (P St Pierrre)

Land’s End: 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Brambling, 1 Reed Bunting. (P St Pierre)

Penzance: 1 Red-throated Diver still in harbour. (P Taylor) Also 1 Egret sp. showing restricted yellow on the lores (yellow not extending over bill), patches of yellow on the rear tarsi. (M Ahmad)

Carnon Downs: 5 Crossbill. (J Chapple)

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest. (T Mills, L Proctor)

Penlee Point: Lapland Bunting in the last field on the left along Military Road. 

Rame Head: 4 Black Redstarts today. (C Buckland) 3 Black Redstart, c20 Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 7 Stock Dove, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Wheatear, c10 Cirl Bunting. (D Clegg) Also 1 Barred Warbler heard near the coastguard cottages. (V Tucker)

Black Redstart – C Buckland

Park Head: Vismig 07.45 – 08.30 am: 4 Siskin, 42 Chaffinch, 39 Meadow Pipit, 8 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 9 Pied Wagtail, 11 Stock Dove, 1 Goldcrest. (P Roseveare)

Trevose Head: 7 Chough (no rings visible), 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Chough, John St Ledger

Chough, John St Ledger

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 13 Mute Swan, 55 Canada Goose, 6 Shelduck, 14 Mallard, 22 Wigeon, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 85 Oystercatcher, 1 Avocet, 12 Ringed Plover, 3 Grey Plover, c.100 Golden Plover, 47 Lapwing, 2 Knot, 34 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 90 Redshank, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 95 Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 70 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser black-backed Gull, 1 Great black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 4 Kingfisher, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Magpie, 1 Jay, 55 Jackdaw, 8 Rook, 120 Carrion Crow, 11 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Rabbit, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood (M Scawen et al).

Truro: Meadow Pipit in a private garden. (M Costa)

Tywardreath: Young Wood Pigeon feeding on spill from garden feeders (R Barlow)

St Dennis: 1 Black Redstart, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcaps, 1 Buzzard, 3 Mistle thrush, 1 Reed bunting, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Redwing. (P Ash)

Black Redstart – P Ash

Wadebridge: 1 singing Dipper (D Julian)

Gunwalloe Church Cove and Reedbed: 3 Wheatear, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Water Rail. (G Adams)

Poldhu Reedbed: 1, probably 2, Cetti’s Warbler. (G Adams)

Dobwalls: Tawny owls heard calling from gardens to the south of the village from midnight to 1am (C&J Duffy)

Wadebridge, Burniere Point: 47 Mediterranean Gull, 65 Herring Gull, 86 Black headed Gull following the plough in field next to the hide this eve. (S Grose)

St Ives: 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose still in harbour.

Wilcove: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Kingfisher. (A Blonden)

Newquay Boating Lake: 2 Tawny Owl over the main lake. (S Grose)

Treen: 1 Snow Bunting reported over East.

RSPB Scillonian III wildlife cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 Red-throated Diver (Penzance harbour), 1 m Eider, 46 Gannet, 7 Guillemot, 3 Razorbill,  28 Auk sp., 6 Kittiwake, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Grey Phalarope, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf Rock to St Marys: 316 Gannet, 2 Guillemot, 1 Kittiwake, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Bluefin Tuna,  22 Common Dolphin. St Marys to Wolf Rock: 38 Gannet, 2 Great Skua, 1 Storm Petrel, 3 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 58 Gannet, 8 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 4 Auk sp., 12 Kittiwake, 10 Harbour Porpoise, 2 Common Dolphin, 6+ Bluefin Tuna. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

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Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Late news 21/10,Penberth: Kite sp (probably red) over at 16:00. (N Milligan)

Penzance: Red-throated Diver again in the harbour. (L Proctor) 1 Purple Sandpiper,1 Common Sandpiper, 36+ Ringed Plover, 5 Sanderling, 40 Turnstone (C Zockler)

Porthgwarra: 2 Snow Bunting showing very well just South of coastguard, 1 (presumed released) White Stork,3 (probably 5) Ring Ouzel, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Woodlark over, 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear (presumed Greenland race), 6 Brambling, 13 Bullfinch, 4 Firecrest, 31 Goldcrest, 54 Siskin, 66 Redwing, 14 Fieldfare, 120+ Skylark, 420+ Stock Dove, c1000 Jackdaw, 1 Tawny Owl (60ft cover at 10:00). (R Veal et al.) Also 3 Lapland Bunting over 10:35. (M Wallace). 1 Common Whitethroat at Raftra Farm (P Wilson), 2 Swallow & Merlin at Bosistow Lane (D Balmer)

Snow Bunting, Reuben Veal

Land’s End: Short-eared Owl flew south.

Marazion: 5 Great Northern Divers (2 summer plumage), 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Wheatear. (D Balmer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Marsh Harrier (with green wing tag) at c10:55. (D Balmer, T Mills),1 Firecrest (D Balmer). Also 1 Cetti’s Warbler heard, 1 Common Darter and 2 Red Admiral butterflies. Plus 1 Kingfisher on Longrock Pool. (T Mills)

Hayle Estuary: 4 Pink-footed Geese still with Canada Geese at north end of Copperhouse Creek. Sub adult male Marsh Harrier (with green wing tag),1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, c70 Med Gulls, c100 Golden Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 17 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Dunlin 13 Cormorant. (DK Parker, D Eva)

West of Godolphin Bridge, near R Hayle: c 100 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush,1 Blackbird ,1 Sparrowhawk soaring to the east (C Richards)

Winnards Perch : 1 White Wagtail, 50 Redwing ( B Bosisto )

Trevose Head: 21 Turnstone, 12 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Fieldfare, 46 Woodpigeon, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Hooded Crow, 200 Skylark, 1 Corn Bunting (B Bosisto L Payne)

Trevone Bay: 4 adult Chough flying south at 2:30pm (D Wilson)

Crugmeer : 2 Buzzard, 3 Peregrine Falcon one with prey , 3 Grey Partridge, 53 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 52 Skylark, 194 Meadow Pipit, 1 Snipe, 101 Linnet on wires, 3 Kestrel, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Stonechat, 5 Raven, 5 Roe Deer, 1 Water Rail in flooded copse west of Tregirls Beach. (S Grose)

St Issey : 7 Mediterranean Gull at Trevibban Farm. (S Grose)

Penryn Campus vis mig (07.25-08.50): 1560 Redwing, 1250 Fieldfare, 3 Skylark, 11 Song Thrush, 34 Chaffinch, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Pied Wagtail. Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest (T Phelps, C Urquhart, M Doyle, M Broadbent)

Pendower Beach; Gerrans Bay: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 7 Great Northern Diver (4 in summer plumage), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk (female), 2 Raven. Also 1 pod of 30+ Common Dolphin, 3 Harbour Porpoise. (J St Ledger)

Great Northern Diver – John St Ledger

Veryan: 1 female Ring Ouzel (N Knight)

Charlestown: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (D Hastilow)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still in donkey paddock; also Pied Flycatcher.

Nanquidno: 4 Woodlark at Boscregan. Also 1 Brambling, 68 Stock Dove, 15 Golden Plover, 1 Swallow and 1 Firecrest. (N Wheatley)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Cattle Egret viewed from car park (D Balmer) 11.00 – 12.00: 1 Little Egret, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mallard, 2 Raven, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Wren, 2 Robin (M Webb)

Great-crested Grebe, M Webb

Sennen Cove: Male Vagrant Emperor ranging from surf school to lifeguard watchpoint to the east at 12:30. (J Lowen) 1 mink at Trinity Pool (J Hicks)

Church Cove, The Lizard: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 4 Goldcrest (J Witheywood) 5 Firecrest (I Maclean)

Lizard Youth Hostel: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler in hostel gardens (J Witheywood)

Lizard : 2 Richards Pipit reported in fields near Old Lizard Head then flew west towards Caerthillian Valley,1 Siskin, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 50 Linnet (T Phelps, M Doyle, M Broadbent) 1 Little Bunting in fields between Lizard Point and Housal Bay, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in Youth Hostel Garden,1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Brambling over, 3 Fieldfare 1 Jay, 1 Ringed Plover over, 2 Common Scoter past Lizard Point.(I Maclean). 1 Yellow-browed warbler at Gwavas Farm, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler near Kynance garage (S Bury)

Willow Warbler, J Witheywood

Coverack: 1 Little Auk in harbour within 20 metres of breakwater (D Child)

River Tamar – north of Cargreen : 13 Avocets ( A. Parker )

Rame Head: 2 Black Redstart,100+ Starlings,1 Fieldfare,100+ Linnet,11 Meadow Pipit, 20 Goldfinch, 2 Northern Wheatear,1 Corn Bunting,1 Blackcap,6 Goldcrest,5 Chiffchaff,3 Pied Wagtail,2 Peregrine,1 Kestrel,2 Raven,5 Stonechat,20+ Robins,12 Chaffinch (C Buckland M Beer)

Tamar Lakes: 1m Goosander (first of the winter), 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 13 Canada Geese, 2 Tufted Duck (1m 1f), 6 Coot, 15 Mallard, 2 Coal tit (R Mudge)

 

 

PLR RRB

Thursday 15th November 2018

Late news, 15/11, Goonhilly: 1 Marsh Harrier. (P Bedford)

Late news, 15/11, Kenidjack: Dusky Warbler still present at the sewage works. (T McGowan)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs and Spoonbill at Tallacks Creek. (S Votier)

Trevose Head: 1w female Pied Wheatear still present above the lifeboat station, park at the NT car park and keep to public footpaths. (S Rogers) Still present late morning and 1 Merlin over. (J St Ledger)

Pied Wheatear – Steve Rogers

Pied Wheatear, Mark Halliday

Rock: 47 Cattle Egret moved off in one flock from Porthilly Farm towards and over Cant Hill, should be viewable from Camel Trail. (S Grose)

Housel Bay: Little Bunting still at the Waterings. (T Blunden) Also Merlin in the area. (G Mitchell)

Coverack: 1 Black Redstart. (P Bedford)

Gwithian: Possible Hooded Crow feeding on grass in and around Dog Walkers Car Park area.

Polurrian: 2 Black Redstarts around Polurrian Bay Hotel and chalets. (G Mitchell)

Ruan High Lanes area: Fly over groups of Redwings, (100+, 50+ and 40) heading South East, largeish numbers for the Roseland at 09:30. (D Hall)

Pentire Headland: Short-eared Owl this afternoon at c14:30 on the South Fistral side, it landed for a while on the pitch and putt course. (P Stephenson)

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap, 2f Brambling & juv Sparrowhawk. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Kenidjack: 6 Chough, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Long Rock: Black Redstart, 26 Sanderling, 3 Turnstone, Rock Pipit, 8 Ringed Plover between Cafe & Car Park. (R Teague)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Immature Garganey with the Teal off the causeway. (T McGowan)

Rock Helipad Field: 3 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

At Sea: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Great skuas and 20 Dolphins between Wolf Rock and Land’s End. (J Pender)

Nancegollan: 100s of Redwing and Chaffinch moving through, westward throughout the day, 15 Fieldfare west, 2 Raven. (D Chaney)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1Tawny Owl appears to be hunting bats from Trenance riding stables. (S Grose)

Roseland, St Anthony’s Head: 1 Swallow (11.30am ).  (per Simon Perry)

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Monday 12th November 2018

Penzance: Returning Pacific Diver near the wave monitoring buoys, also 3+ Great Northern Diver and 1 Red-throated Diver. (M Elliott P St Pierre)

Porthgwarra: Pallas’s Warbler in sallows east of the coastguard’s cottages, still present this afternoon. (M Wallace)

St Levan: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler north of the turning circle. (M Wallace)

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler still by the top stream crossing. Also a Woodcock, and c540 Chaffinches south between 08:45 and 10:45. (N Wheatley)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 43+ Cattle Egret, 2 Barnacle Geese, 1 Ruff, 2 Mistle Thrush, 30 Fieldfare and 13 Red-legged Partridge. (S Windle D Thomas DK Parker)

Cattle Egrets – Dave Thomas

Cattle Egrets, Dave Thomas

Housel Bay: 1+ Little Bunting at the Waterings still. (D Collins MJ Spicer P Clement) Also 1 Corn Bunting still. (J Foster)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2w female Caspian Gull from the causeway late morning. (M Elliott) Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill again.

Carbis Bay: 3 Red-throated Diver and 6+ Great Northern Diver. (M Elliott)

Land’s End: Snow Bunting in the car park but flew off NW at 09:30 after being nearly taken by a Sparrowhawk. (M McKee).

Rosudgeon: Ring Ouzel still present in a private garden. (P Walsh)

Devoran: 1 Sandwich Tern at the point. (J Chapple)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Female Garganey, Brewer’s Duck and another hybrid. (L Proctor)

Carrick Roads: 1 Slavonian Grebe, viewed from Mylor Churchtown. (J St Ledger)

Newquay: 50+ Golden Plover above Rosecliston Caravan Park. (S Grose) Also  4+ Black Redstart at Towan Head early this morning. (G Treadwell)

Gwennap sewage works: Common Snipe (heard), Tawny Owl (heard), 300-400 Jackdaw flock. (R Hampshire)

Charlestown: 20+ Redwing in holly hedges. ( D Hastilow)

Dobwalls: 1 male Blackcap in a private garden. (C&J Duffy)

St Merryn: 1 Barn Owl at 11.30pm. (R Hughes)

Barn Owl, R Hughes

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Saturday 10th November 2018

Late news, 7/11, Pendeen Watch: 2 Dartford Warbler. (E Sutton)

Late news, 9/11, Perranporth: Merlin in off the sea. (T Wilson)

College Reservoir: Spoonbill roosting on the island, 1 Shoveler, 9 Mallard, 6 Moorhen, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, 89 Coot, 16 Tufted Duck, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher. (D Eva)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler at the sewage works. (B Mellow, P Clarke) Also 3 Chffchaff (1 ‘tristis’ and 2 nominate race). (P Clarke)

Housel Bay: 1+ Little Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting & c40 Reed Bunting at the Waterings. (M Pass)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Probable Gadwall x Mallard hybrid (Brewer’s Duck). (M Ahmad) 2 Tufted Duck on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

probable Brewer’s Duck – Mashuq Ahmad

Towan Head: 2 Black Redstart on rocks east of the lookout. (S Grose) 1 Long-tailed Duck flew east into the bay 09:10. (S Rowe)

Lower Tamar Lake: 10 Goosander, 3m (one eclipse), 7f. The females flew out very early at 06:30, the males flew out at 07:48. (R Mudge)

Bude Marshes: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Coot, 22 Lapwing, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Black-headed Gull, 13 Canada Geese, 46 Mallard, 1 Teal, 14 Moorhen, 34 Starling, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Sparrowhawk. (R Mudge)

Lanner Green: Blackcap (f) and Blackbird (f) feeding on Himalayan Honeysuckle berries, Great Spotted Woodpecker. (R Hampshire)

St John’s Lake: Slavonian Grebe (M Buckle, R Gould)

Truro: 1 Dipper in song at the Leats. (S Rogers) 2 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest at Kenwyn Church. (J Rowe) 2 Tawny Owl calling in Boscawen Park. 1 Tawny Owl calling Newham Quay area. (M Jones)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: c400 Lapwing, c250 Golden Plover. (C Richards) 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Ahmad)

Yellow-legged Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Eden Project: 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Firecrest. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit, c30 Rock Pipit, 27 Wigeon, 11 Teal, 1 Greenshank, 5 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 18 Coot, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant, 1 Water Rail. (S Rowe) Water Rail still between fishing pegs 41-42, 2 Dipper, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 5 Corn Bunting, 24 Skylark, 12 Linnet. (S Rowe)

Corn Bunting – Steve Rowe

West Pentire, Newquay: 1 Lapland Bunting, 1 Reed Bunting, c80 Skylark. (S Rowe)

Crowlas: 1f Merlin through. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir: 9 Canada Goose, 55 Mallard, 5 Teal, 5 Wigeon, 1 f Pintail, 1 f Goldeneye, 2 Tufted Duck, 32 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 120 Lapwing, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (D Chaney)

Lizard Point: 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Manx Shearwater (09:00-10:30). (I Maclean)

Perranporth: Pair of unringed Chough at Droskyn Point. (T Wilson)

Callestick: 20 Golden Plover over garden, male Blackcap, 20 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest and Grey Wagtail. (T Wilson)

Loe Pool: 49 Cormorant including a raft of 36, 14 Pochard, 1 drake Goosander, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 13 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Chiffchaff, 33 Long-tailed Tit in two parties, 3 Goldcrest, 5 Jay. (G Adams)

St Gothian Sands NR: 7 Coot, 25 Tufted Duck, 6 Rock Pipit, 6 Pied Wagtail, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Mute Swan, 14 Canada Geese, 103 Black-headed Gull, 5 Med Gull, 1 probable Med x Black-headed Gull hybrid, 14 Great Black-backed Gull, 77 Herring Gull, 18 Moorhen, 4 Stonechat, 1 Raven, 2 Carrion Crow, 29 Jackdaw, 6 Little Grebe, 16 Teal, 2 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard. 10 Oystercatcher on Gwithian Beach and large flock of Kittiwake (200+) with at least 10 Med Gull offshore. (P Freestone)

Porth Island: 1 Short-eared Owl, 24 Fulmar. (S Grose)

Porthmeor Cove, Zennor: 12 Chough. (E Sutton)

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