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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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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Friday 2nd November 2018

Late news, 31/10, Bosullow: 1 Red Kite over. (N Smith)

Late news, 1/11, Torpoint: 1 Black Redstart at Marine Court flats. (S Eddy)

The Lizard: 1 Little Bunting by Housel Bay pond this morning.

Kynance Cove: 1 Little Bunting flew towards Lizard village this morning.

Millbrook: 13 Cattle Egret in field with Holstein Cattle east of Withnoe Lane this afternoon. (B Taggart)

Penzance, Chyandour Coombe: 1 Firecrest, 1 Dipper, 3 Blackcap, 1 Bullfinch. (P St Pierre) Wherrytown Beach: 1 Curlew Sandpiper still early am, but no sign at 11am.

Porthcurno: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 male Merlin and c50 Skylark. (DK Parker)

Porthgwarra: Merlin flew high SW out to sea 0750 until lost from sight, 3 Golden Plover, 82 Stock Dove, 15 Skylark, 1 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Brambling, 4 Chough. (D Flumm) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in 60ft. (M Wallace)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Pendeen: 2 Black Redstart still at lighthouse. (P Clements)

Newquay, South Fistral: 1 Snow Bunting still, feeding on the newly seeded area by the PCs. (M Jones, M Spicer)

Snow Bunting, Mike Spicer

Sennen: 6 Curlew, 40 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Water Pipit reported. Copperhouse Creek: 1 Osprey flew over at 14.20 towards estuary. (P Rutter) Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel. (K. Bowers)

Kestrel, Kevin Bowers

Kestrel, Kevin Bowers

Kingfisher, Kevin Bowers

Kingfisher, Kevin Bowers

Kingfisher, Stephen Williams

Kingfisher, Stephen Williams

Kingfisher, Stephen Williams

Kingfisher, Stephen Williams

Old Lizard Head: 1 Woodlark. (D Collins)

Carrick Roads, viewed from Restronguet Weir: 9 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-breasted Merganser (drake), 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Black-necked Grebes, John St Ledger

Mount Edgcumbe Park: 1 Tawny Owl. (B Taggart)

Par Lake: 300+Canada Geese, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Herron, 4 Pied Wagtail.  (C Hooper)

Canada Geese, C Hooper

Pied Wagtail, C Hooper

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 1 Sanderling, feeding with 9 Turnstone and 1 Redshank. (J St Ledger)

Sanderling, John St Ledger

Penlee: 1 Firecrest this afternoon at the Battery (M Beer)

Tresillian to St Clement: 1 Ruff, 1 Knot, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, c.20 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 Great Black-backed Gull. Tresemple Pool: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Snipe, 3 Little Grebe. (A.Hill and 2 others)

Lower Tamar Lake: 5f Goosander (very skittish), 21 Fieldfare, 4 Willow Tit, 1 Barnacle Goose amongst  200+ Canada Geese, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Redwing, 2 Bullfinch, 9 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 2f Tufted Duck, also plenty of Coal Tit on the feeders. (R Mudge)

Upper Tamar Lake: 4 Grey Heron, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Cormorant, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Wren, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Snipe, 2 Raven, 1 Song Thrush, c100 Starling, 1 Fieldfare,1 Redwing, 7 Mallard. (R Mudge)

RSPB Scillonian lll Wildlife Cruise sightings, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 Grey Heron, 3 Mute Swan, 1 Eider, 1 Red-throated Diver, 5 Razorbill, 22 Guillemot, 300 Kittiwake, 23 Gannet, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Fulmar, 4 Bluefin Tuna, 3 Harbour Porpoise, 4 Bottle-nosed Dolphin and 14 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Scilly: 71 Gannet, 4 Fulmar, 3 Razorbill, 3 Guillemot and 18 Common Dolphin. Scilly to Wolf Rock: Great White Egret, 81 Gannet and 11 Common Dolphin.  Wolf Rock to Penzance: 38 Gannet.  (MAhmad and DAConway)

Mulfra Hill: 1 Hen Harrier.

Boswednack: 10 Chough, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest.

Porth Reservoir: 3 Tawny Owl heard, and several Redwings overhead. (S Grose)

Trevean Cliff: 1 ring-tail Hen Harrier by side of B3306. (A Storrs)

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Wednesday 31st October 2018

Late news 29 Oct: Nanjerrick Court, Allet: Barn Owl at dusk (T Wilson).

Late news, 30/10, Trevean: Lesser Whitethroat by the pool. (S Stanbury)

Late photo, 29/10, Trevilley Farm:

Lesser Redpoll, Linton Proctor

Late photos, 30/10:

Osprey, Hayle – Mashuq Ahmad

Yellow-browed Warbler, Probus – Mashuq Ahmad

Nanjizal: American Buff-bellied Pipit still present to the south of the valley also 1 Little Bunting and 6 Woodlark. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Wadebridge: 16 Cattle Egret still in field opp Trewornan Bridge this morning. (S Grose) Also Great White Egret flew towards Walmsley Sanctuary. (P Locker)

St Clement: 4 Cattle Egret at Menadews Farm in lower field. (M Costa)

Millbrook: 18 Cattle Egret with cattle in fields south of the churchyard. (B Taggart)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 Pectoral Sandpiper briefly, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Cattle Egret, 2 Whooper Swan, 100+ Canada Geese, 25 Golden Plover, 1 Sparrowhawk. (A Piper)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Temminck’s Stint, 10 Wigeon, 12 Little Grebe. (D Collins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2w Caspian Gull Long Rock Pool then Marazion beach. (M Ahmad) Also 4 Tufted Duck & 2 Goldeneye. (D Parker)

2w Caspian Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

2w Caspian Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Burniere: 2 Whooper Swan (from Walmsley), 1 Kingfisher, 1000+ Golden Plover, 200+ Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 4 Red-legged Partridge. (A Piper)

Land’s End: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Redpoll, 7 Reed Bunting, 200 Chaffinch, 7 Brambling, 1 Merlin. (P St Pierre M Elliott)

Porthgwarra: (vismig 0715-0915) 1 Grey Heron, 2 Snipe, 166 Stock Dove, 5 Woodpigeon, 121 Skylark, 3 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 20 Meadow Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, 416 Chaffinch, 10 Brambling, 7 Goldfinch, 4 Reed Bunting all coasting south then east, none out to sea. In area: 1 Merlin, c400 Jackdaw circling, 2 Chough. (D Flumm)

Jackdaws – Dave Flumm

Sennen/Brew: 9 Curlew, 2 Snipe, 35 Lapwing, 32 Skylark, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Siskin. (D Flumm)

Newquay: Snow Bunting on Newquay Golf Course for it’s third day. (D Kendle)

Snow Bunting – Dan Kendle

Croft Pascoe Wood: 21 Crossbill. Very active over entire length of central belt of trees until 09.40, then left the wood East towards Trelan. (G Adams L Proctor)

St Just: 6 Crossbill flew northeast at 09:10. (N Wheatley)

Boscregan: Small (40+) movement of Chaffinches southeast. (N Wheatley)

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest. (N Wheatley)

Penzance: 8 Purple Sandpiper on Lighthouse Pier. Adult winter Curlew Sandpiper briefly on Wherrytown beach but flushed by walkers. (L Proctor) Also 3 Eider in harbour area. (A McKechnie)

Curlew Sandpiper, Linton Proctor

Eider, Alex McKechnie

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field. (D Cains)

Tregeseal Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler 200m south of Old Foundry and another at bottom of valley, 6 Woodlark over SW at 08:45. (M McNaghten)

Newquay: 2 Common Sandpiper and 1 Brent Goose on Gannel Estuary and at 12:00; 1 Great Skua off Towan Head with 2 Chough nearby. (D Grose)

Rock: 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Jay, 1 Buzzard, 5 Raven over, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull from private garden. (S Grose)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Mute Swan, 250+ Canada Geese, 37 Coot, 3 Shoveler, 2 female Scaup, 1 drake Goosander, small numbers of Wigeon and Teal. (H Kendall)

Helston: Peregrine hunting over the boating lake. (J Foster)

Newquay, Trenance Gardens: 2 Tawny Owl calling at 05:30. (S Grose)

Maer Lake: 18 Canada Geese, 2 Wigeon,15 Teal, 7 Mallard,189 Golden Plover, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 300+ Starling, 3 European type Blackbird and 3 Fieldfare, between 14.00pm and 15.00pm. (N Bastin)

Goonhilly Downs: Red Kite flying south. (C Richards)

Cubert Common: 2 Tawny Owl calling at 20.00hrs.(S Grose)

River Camel, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 31 Mute Swan, 2 Whooper Swan, 46 Canada Goose, 12 Shelduck, 20 Mallard, 95 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 13 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 100 Oystercatcher, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Plover, c.2000 Golden Plover, 150 Lapwing, 45 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 40 Redshank, 46 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 45 Curlew, 210 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 75 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 7 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 1 Jay, 5 Jackdaw, 3 Rook, 105 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 2 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch, 4 Reed Bunting. (M Scawen et al).

Siblyback Reservoir: 20 Meadow Pipit, 20+ Chaffinch, 8 Stonechat, 4 Wren, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Mistle Thrush. (R Napp)

Nanjerrick Court, Allet: Black Redstart all day from my office + Grey Wagtail and 20 Fieldfare. (T Wilson)

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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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