Saturday 19th October 2019

Late photos 18/10, Cot: Subalpine Warbler sp. (M Walford)

Subalpine Warbler – Marek Walford

Subalpine Warbler – Marek Walford

Subalpine Warbler – Marek Walford

Subalpine Warbler – Marek Walford

Subalpine Warbler – Marek Walford

Crowlas vismig (0745-0815): 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Siskin, 16 Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Skylark, c70 Golden Plover, c120 Wood Pigeon. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers in car park copse, also 2 Firecrest and a Woodlark. (C Urquhart, T Phelps, L Thomson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Pink-footed Geese in with the Canada Goose flock. (S Murphy) 1w Little Gull from the causeway. (T MacGowan) Also Osprey at 09:30 over the garden centre. (R Veal) 1f Kingfisher, 10 Lapwing, 8 Redshank on Ryan’s Field. (M Webb)

Kingfisher – Martin Webb

Pendeen Watch: 08:00-13:00: 1 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua (ad + juv), 3 Great Skua, 11 Arctic Skua, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, 2 Grey Phalarope, 1 Turnstone, Red- throated Diver, 7 Common Scoter c2000 Kittiwake, 6 Med Gull, c4000 Auks mainly Razorbill, 11 Chough, 2 Raven. (J MaCallum-Stewart) 16:30 – 17:30 29 Common Scoter (groups of 5, 9, 4 & 11) and 4 Sandwich Terns. (J Hawkey)

St Agnes Head 08:00 to 10:00: 1 juv Pomarine Skua, 4 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1728 Kittiwake, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Common Scoter, 2 Cormorant, 2 Mallard. (P Roseveare)

Porthgwarra: Quail south of Roskestal Farm in 3rd field south of Porthloe House. (M Wallace) Also released White Stork over Gwennap. (J & J Elvin)

White Stork – John Elvin

Polgigga: Yellow-browed Warbler at the duckpond. (M Wallace)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler in the donkey paddocks. (per M Ahmad)

Drift Reservoir: Cattle Egret again.

Marazion: Great Northern Diver, 30 Carrion Crow and 4 Redwing over. (P Fraser)

St Michael’s Mount: 50 Oystercatcher feeding and roosting at 08:00. (P Fraser)

Penzance: Adult Red-throated Diver still in the harbour and 18 Turnstone by car park, also drake Eider just offshore plus 32 Turnstone, 18 Ringed Plover, 4 Sanderling, 1 Rock Pipit at Jubilee Pool. (R Menari, R Treeby, DK Parker, M Webb)

Red-throated Diver – Dave Parker

Red-throated Diver – Dave Parker


Red-throated Diver – John Chapple

Mousehole: Yellow-browed Warbler west of village at Porthenys House where the coast path leaves the road, 3+ Firecrest between Mousehole and Newlyn. (M Elliott)

Newlyn: 2w Yellow-legged Gull  on the fish quay. (M Elliott)

College Reservoir: 6 Shoveler, 6 Wigeon, 84 Coot, 23 Moorhen, 2 Tufted Duck, (D Eva)

Whitecross area, Newquay: 60-80 Golden Plover flying overhead ( present all week), 6 Skylark, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Stonechat, 2 Dunnock, 8 Meadow Pipit, 5 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Wren, 5 Goldfinch, 8 Chaffinch, 6 House Sparrow, 5 Robin, 8 Blackbird, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard and 3 Raven. Also 3 Roe Deer plus  6 Red Admiral, 3 Painted Lady and 3 Large White butterflies. (D and S Thomas)

Windmill Farm: 2 Roe Deer, 12 Bullfinch (mostly male), 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Raven, 6 Stonechat. 1 Kestrel, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Swallow, 6 Skylark, 10 Redwing over, 18 Golden Plover. (J Evans)

Crugmeer / Hawkers Cove: 8 Raven, 5 Roe Deer, 68 Meadow Pipit, 41 Linnet, 3 Skylark, 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver just offshore, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Oystercatcher, 9 Turnstone, 1 f Sparrowhawk, 8 Stonechat, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Merlin, 89 Rook, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Song Thrush, 200+ Wood Pigeon. (S Grose)

Padstow, Trethillick Farm: 21 Mediterranean Gull following the plough, 250+ Golden Plover nr Trevisker Garden Centre. (S Grose)

Berah Tor: 50+ Golden Plover. ( A Parker )

Cubert Common to Porth Joke: 1 Merlin, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 1 male Blackcap, 12 Long Tailed Tits, 5 Goldcrest, 15 Chaffinch, 6 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 25 Linnet, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 17 Meadow Pipit, 7 Skylark. (C Mason)

Lizard Point: 1 Lesser Repoll, 15 Sisken over. (I Maclean) Also 2 Yellow-browed Warblers reported.

Church Cove: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Pied Flycatcher. (I Maclean)

St Newlyn East Downs: 7 Snipe, 74 Golden Plover overhead, 1 Merlin, 89 Meadow Pipit, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Kestrel, 1 Grey Heron standing in the middle of the moor. (S Grose)

Kynance Gate: Merlin and adult male Ring Ouzel. (S Croft)

Soapy Cove/Predannack: 8 Chough, 1 Peregrine. (M Nattrass)

Friday 18th October 2019

Late news, 17/10, St Ives: Brent Goose in the harbour, 4 Mediterranean Gulls flew into bay past the island at 12.30. (C Richards)

Cot Valley: Subalpine Warbler on the right of the tarmac track to Hendra on the top of the bracken slope SW3633 3048. Still present late morning at least but elusive. (P Roseveare et al.) Lesser whitethroat top off the valley. (S Turner)

Subalpine Warbler – Nick Truby

Subalpine Warbler – Nick Truby

Subalpine Warbler – Nick Truby

Subalpine Warbler – Nick Truby

Lizard Point (07:45-09:30): 2 CY 1 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Manx Shearwater. (I Maclean)

Long Rock: Great White Egret on Long Rock beach flying towards Penzance at 13:15. (K.Robinson)

Constantine: 4 Cattle Egret at Polwaltha Farm.

Drift Reservoir: 2 Cattle Egret, plus Yellow -browed Warbler in wood below car park.

Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 22 Coot, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Penzance: Ad Red-throated Diver still in the harbour and Sanderling with the many Turnstone and Ringed Plover on Battery Rocks. (L Proctor, M Ahmad, C Richards)

Red-throated Diver – Linton Proctor

Red-throated Diver – Linton Proctor

Red-throated Diver – Mashuq Ahmad

Carbis Bay: Great Northern Diver. (J&T Holter)

Newlyn: Sum plum Great Northern diver off Sandy Cove. (R Menari)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, 8 Curlew, 2 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Porthcuno: Willow Warbler. (S Turner)

Penlee Point 12:00 – 15:30: 1 dark phase Arctic Skua , 2 Sandwich Tern , 1 Common Scoter. (K Pellow)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Osprey again. (N Duggan)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Grey Phalarope south at 11:25, also 1 Balearic Shearwater, Gannets moving south at a rate of c750/hour. (D Chown)

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Lizard, Field by Bottlebank: 1 White-rumped Sandpiper with Ringed Plover briefly but flushed by Merlin and flew high east 12:45pm (M Pass, J St Ledger)

Lizard Point: 1 Marsh Harrier flew straight south out to sea at 08:45. (M Pass) 2 Raven, 4 Stonechat, 2 Linnet, 1 Robin 12:25 – 12:45. (M Webb)

Caerthillian Valley: Red-breasted Flycatcher first thing at top of valley and showing very well. Also Yellow-browed Warbler in the area. Merlin over (C Ellis, M Adkins et al).1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 26 Linnet, 3 Stonechat,
12 Meadow Pipit 10:00 – 11:30. (M Webb)

Red-breasted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

Red-breasted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

Church Cove; Lizard: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (J Witheywood, N Truby)

Yellow-browed Warbler, Nick Truby

St Agnes Head: 1 juvenile Long-tailed Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Little Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater,  14 Common Scoter, 1 Curlew, 0745 – 0945. Also 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Merlin, 1 Siskin, 10 Skylark, 44 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, c150 Linnet. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Kynance Cove: 1 Red-backed Shrike reported

Chapel Porth: 2 Firecrest, 16 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 26 Long-tailed Tit. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

West Pentire: 1 Snow Bunting still present this afternoon.

Trethewey: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (K Wilson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB (07:50-12:30): 1 Osprey at Carnsew Pool (08:59 – 09:27, 11:05-11:10), 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Grey Plover, 68 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank, 48 Redshank, 2 Knot, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 73 Curlew, 18 Lapwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 268 Wigeon, 1 redhead Red-breasted Merganser (Carnsew), 4 Med Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wheatear. (P Nason) 90 Mediterranean Gull.One had a bright red ring (right leg) with the inscription ‘HDR4’ and another had a bright yellow ring on the left leg, inscribed ‘2X3N’ (R Butts)

Copperhouse Creek: 4 Pink-footed Goose,1 Greylag Goose, circa 360 Canada Goose, 8 Mediterranean Gull,
3 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Butts J Hawkey M Webb)

Pink-Footed Geese, Martin Webb

Stithians Reservoir: 33 Teal, 34 Mallard, 1m Gadwall, 2 Canada Goose, 90 Black-headed Gull, 12+ Mediterranean Gull (4 ad, 4 2ndw, 4 1stw), 105 Herring Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 26 Cormorant, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 23 Little Grebe, 6 Lapwing, 10 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 50+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Stonechat, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Skylark, 2 Raven, 2 hybrid Mallard, 1 farmyard Aylesbury type duck (D Chaney)

Porthilly Point: 87 Mediterranean Gull on mussel crates, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 1 Lapwing, 54 Turnstone, 102 Oystercatcher, 1 Shelduck, 43 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Porthilly Beach: 1 Greenshank, 11 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 27 Cattle Egret, 2 Ruff, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Greenshank, 129 Redshank, 5 Dunlin and 1 Snipe. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Stepper Point: 1 Snow Bunting (J Braiden)

Rame: 2 Wheatear, 30 Skylark and 1 Yellowhammer in fields along Military Rd (M Beer)

Towan Headland, Newquay: 2 Chough (C Stephenson)

Porth Joke: 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, c 100 Woodpigeon ( P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Porthgwarra: 2 Firecrest (M Ferris) 1 White Stork (presumed released juvenile with ring and satellite tag flew over)

Sennen Cove: 1 Whimbrel (M Ferris)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Red-throated Diver (M Ferris)

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Sunday 13 October 2019

Notice: There will be an educational access group visiting Walmsley tomorrow, in the morning from 08:30 to 13:00. Please expect some disruption if planning a visit. (A Langdon)

Late News, 09/10, Mevagissey: Rough-legged Buzzard taken into care after being picked up by a member of the public. No further news on its condition or location at present.

Rough-legged Buzzard – Robert Wells

Crackington Haven: 1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Hentervene Holiday Park this morning but not seen after 1100. The bird was in a very unhealthy condition and thought unlikely to survive the day. It has been looked for this evening with no luck. The property owner decided that they did not wish for the bird to be disturbed in its current condition nor did they wish the impact of a twitch to disrupt their business during this busy holiday period. If the bird is in a better condition tomorrow then there is a possibility that access may be granted. (Bev Teague)

Yellow-billed Cuckoo – Bev Teague

Porthgwarra : 1 Red-eyed Vireo near the doctors House sporadically throughout the day. Also 64 Meadow Pipit , 2 Firecrest, 10 Goldcrest, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Turtle Dove, 16 Collared Dove, 1 Redwing, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Chough. (P Roseveare B Bosisto et al) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in the sallow clump south of Roskestal (M Wallace) 1 Balearic Shearwater reported.

Turtle Dove – N Truby

Caerthillian: 1 Barred Warbler still in valley scrub near the pool south of the pumping station. Also 1 Pink-footed Goose over, 1 Hobby, 1 Swallow (D Eva, S Grose)

Housel Bay: 1 Common Nightingale still present, gave close flight views mid morning (D Eva)

St Levan: 1 White Stork,1 Firecrest (B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Nanquidno: 1 Red-Breasted Flycatcher (B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Cawsand: Dusky Warbler with the Tit flock at the end of the valley by entrance to Cawsand Village. Also Firecrest. (D Clegg)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Pink-footed Goose with c400 Canada Goose early am only, 5 Tufted Duck, c30 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, c20 Golden Plover, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Firecrest (R Veal) Additionally 15 Little Egret, 7 Greenshank, 29 Bar-tailed Godwit , 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Plover , 1 Sandwich Tern ,1 Kingfisher (B Bosisto P Roseveare) 1 Osprey reported early afternoon over Carnsew Basin.

Pink-footed Geese – D Parker

Osprey – M Webb

Copperhouse: 1 Osprey, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Pink-footed Goose (presumed same as on the main estuary earlier). (B Mellow)

Lizard Point: 1 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Merlin, 9 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Manx Shearwater, 1 Pink-footed Goose (later landed in Housel Bay pond). (I Maclean)

Bass Point: 1 Brambling over

Treen: 1 Snow Bunting reported by Logan Rock

Pentire Point: 1 Snow Bunting reported

Cot Valley: 1 Snow Bunting on track to Cape Cornwall. (P St Pierre)

Treverven: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (J Ryan)

Newlyn: 2w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliot)

Mousehole: 2 1w Yellow-legged Gull on St Clements Isle. (M Elliott)

Sennen: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (1 adult, 1 2nd winter), 1 Grey Phalarope, 4 Sandwich Tern, 5 Chough ( B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Nanjizal: Marsh Tit, 1 Firecrest, 7 Chiffchaff and 13 Goldcrest ringed at the private ringing site. Please keep to public rights of way. (J Ryan, N Ward)

Trevean: 1 Merlin over (M Wallace)

St Ives Harbour: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (R Holder)

Pale-bellied Brent Goose – R Holder

Mousehole: 3 Balearic Shearwater and a Black-throated Diver past in the morning.

Rame Head: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in trees near the electricity substation. Also Firecrest and Ring Ouzel.

Downderry: most birds were moving east early this morning, 0800-0845, including a Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua and 41 Kittiwake. Meanwhile, a Great Northern Diver, a Red-throated Diver and a Common Scoter flew west. (Alan Payne)

Windmill Farm: 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 46 Meadow Pipit, 3 Raven, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Pheasant. (S Grose)

Helston Boating Lake: 3 Mute Swan, 24 Tufted Duck, 1 f Shoveler, 7 Coot, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Muscovey, 1 Call Duck, 1 escaped Ferruginous Duck, 17 Moorhen, 53 Mallard, 65 Black-headed Gull, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

St Dennis: 2 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest . 2 Greens . 1 Song Thrush (P Ash)

Firecrest – P Ash

Colliford and Dozmary Pool: 117 Canada Goose, 6 Cormorant, 5 Mallard,19 Tufted Duck, 489 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 8 Black-headed Gull, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 49 Carrion Crow, 24 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 620 Starling, 2 Wheatear, 16 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, 67 Linnet, 22 Meadow Pipit and 1 Dunnock. (DA Conway)

Ruan Lanihorne Quay: 1 Osprey 1 Barn Owl, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Little Egret, 40+ Curlew, 400+ Canada Goose, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron. (David Hall)

Pentewan Beach, Mevagissey: 1 Arctic Tern on the beach (Tessa Bell)

Arctic Tern – Tessa Bell

Hendersick, Looe: 2 Peregrine flying East along cliffs (A Thom)

Hannafore, Looe: 3 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 12 Oystercatcher, 6 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail (N Wills)

Crantock, West Pentire: 1 Yellowhammer, 65 Meadow Pipit, 80+ Linnet, 50+ Rook. (S Grose)

Treveal: 1 Firecrest, 7 Goldcrest, 3 Blackcap, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Chough. (S Rowe)


Saturday 12th October 2019

Late news, 29/09, Sennen: Sandwich Tern – ESK,  was rung in the Ythan Estuary in NE Scotland on 4th June as a chick by Grampian Ringing Group. (per P Garrity)

Late photos, 11/10, At sea, Scillonian III: Long-tailed Skua, sadly in Isles of Scilly waters. (M Ahmad)

Long-tailed Skua – Mashuq Ahmad

Long-tailed Skua – Mashuq Ahmad

Porthgwarra: Red-eyed Vireo near the doctors House, also Lesser Whitethroat plus Great Northern Diver over. (B Mellow) Presumed same Red-eyed Vireo in nearby Hidden Valley in the afternoon. (S Rowe)

Nanquidno: Red-breasted Flycatcher still opposite the new build plus 1+ Firecrest, Yellow-browed Warbler in Willows down from Wesley Cottage, 3 Raven, 7 Skylark, 4 Blackcap, 1 Firecrest, 7+ Goldcrest, 2 Sparrowhawks(m:f), 2 Bullfinch, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Long-tailed Tit, group of 20 Blue Tit and a juv Kestrel. (J MacCallum-Stewart, J Hawkey, K Dalziel, M Ahmad)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Mashuq Ahmad

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Steve Rowe

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Nick Truby

Yellow-browed Warbler – Nick Truby

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler plus another one reported, blythi type Lesser Whitethroat in donkey paddock still, fem/juv Merlin flew over bay towards Cape Cornwall. (J MacCallum-Stewart)

Cot Valley: Barred Warbler at the lower end of the valley.

Caerthillian: Barred Warbler by the pump station. (M Pass)

Barred Warbler – Nick Truby

 Barred Warbler – John Chapple

Housel Bay: Nightingale sp still around The Waterings but elusive. (R Wilkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey visiting three times, 2 Grey Plover, Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Kingfisher, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 363 Wigeon, 194 Teal, 1 Common Gull. (S Taylor) 1 Osprey successfully fishing at Carnsew Pool (13:35-13:45), 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Grey Plover, 14 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 28 Redshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Wheatear. (P Nason) Also Curlew Sandpiper reported again.

Osprey – David Cains

Osprey – David Cains

Truro: Peregrine on Cathedral at 08:30. (D Jenkins)

Loe Pool: 20 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher. (G Adams)

Land’s End: 1 Merlin plus 3 Red deer stags in Trinity Loop. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Penzance: Osprey over the Scillonian towards Mount’s Bay and 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver off Jubilee Pool. (M Warren)

Nanjizal: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler and Garden Warbler ringed at the private ringing site. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Mousehole: 4/5 year Smithsonianus type Herring Gull on St Clements Isle. (M Elliott)

Maer Lake: 1 Spoonbill, 13 Black tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff, 2 Pintail, 2 Pink-footed Geese. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Rame: Firecrest along lane from church with two Goldcrest. (C Buckland) Plus 1 Firecrest, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 23 Swallow, & 1 Blackcap (P Kemp)

Firecrest – Chris Buckland

Millbrook Lake: 13 Mediterranean Gull (one with white leg band – 3JRD), 47 Redshank (P Kemp)

Little Fistral: 8 Sandwich Tern, 6 Oystercatcher. (J. Green)

Lizard: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler reported somewhere on the Lizard!

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrest around the cottages, 2 ad Mediterranean Gull on the sea before flying South. (J MacCallum-Stewart)

Bude Marsh: 2 Kingfisher, 25 Mallard, 72 Black-headed Gull, 23 Moorhen, 1 Raven, 2 Mute Swan, 10 Carrion Crow, 5 Magpies, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 3 Wood Pigeon, 2m Blackbird, 2 Dunnock, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Canada Goose. (R Mudge)

Porth Joke: 4 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Bullfinch, 20 Chaffinch, 1 Water Rail, 15 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Robin. (S Rowe)

St John’s Lake: 98 Redshank, 10 Ringed Plover, 10 Turnstone, 22 Little Egret, 2 Dunlin, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Freathy: 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Blackbird. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Downderry: 07:45-08:35 Red-throated Diver, a Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skuas, 264 Kittiwakes and at least 350 Gannets, all west. (A Payne)

St Eval Church: 19 Lapwing, 3 Golden Plover, 4 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Tawny Owl heard, 1 Redwing heard at 22:30. (S Grose)

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Friday 11th October 2019

Mousehole: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel flew West. Also 1 ad Pomarine Skua, 4 Great Skua, 1 ad Arctic Skua. (M Elliott)

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-eyed Vireo still late morning. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at hidden valley (M Wallace) 9 Great Skua, 7 Arctic Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 8 BalearicShearwater and 3 Manx Shearwater between 08:00 and 11:00. (J Hicks) Cove seawatch (10:00-14:30): 4 Grey Phalarope, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 23 Manx Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 14 Great Skua, 45 Kittiwake also 3 Chough, (J MacCallum-Stewart)

St Levan: 1 White Stork presumed release still in clifftop fields

Nanquidno: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher still opposite new build house.

Scillonian Crossing: 1 Long-tailed Skua flew south over vessel late afternoon. (K Vinicombe)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey flew across the back of Ryan Fields towards St Erth at 11:50 (I Dobson) 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Osprey, 1 Lapwing, 3 Grey Plover, 6 Sandwich Tern, 30+ Bar-tailed Godwit. (R Veal) This evening, 1 Osprey perched on middle post, 10 Turnstone, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Red-breasted Merganser. (J Evans)

Copperhouse: 1 Curlew Sandpiper midday. (M Warren) 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper this evening. (R Veal)

Talskiddy: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler calling late afternoon (P Roseveare)

Swanvale NR: 2 Firecrest mid afternoon ( one singing intermittently). (M Adkins)

Housel Bay: probable Nightingale still but elusive, calling well. (J Witheywood)

Downderry: birds moving west, 0800-0900, included a Great Northern Diver, a Great Skua and 130+ Kittiwakes. (A Payne)


Friday 4th October 2019

Porthgwarra: Red-throated Pipit on the moor with Meadow Pipits, c300m south of the kissing gate at Trevean, also Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace) Red-breasted Flycatcher in Pines by Trevean, 2 Goldcrests, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Merlin (T Phelps, M Doyle, C Urquhart, M Broadbent)

Church Cove: Red-eyed Vireo by the church, also Yellow-browed Warbler, Pied Flycatcher and Firecrest. Please park on the green in Lizard village and walk east to the church. (I Bennell)

Lizard Point: 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Dunlin, 4 Mallard, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 70 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater. (I Maclean)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Grey Phalarope, 103 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater 09:00-13:00. (N Wheatley)

Pendeen Watch (0715-1800): 1 Great Shearwater, 31 Grey Phalarope, 6 juv. Sabine’s Gull, 11 Pomarine Skua, 1 juv Long-tailed Skua. 1 Puffin, 2349 Guillemot, 1 sp Great Northern Diver, 7 Arctic Tern, 1 Common Tern, 391 Balearic Shearwater, 31 Sooty Shearwater, 99 Great Skua, 78 Arctic Skua, 2 Common Gull, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Grey Plover, 3 Sandwich Tern, 56 Manx Shearwater, 3435 Gannet, 1 Fulmar, 2 Med Gull, 569 Kittiwake, 1 Wheatear, 3 Meadow Pipit (in off the sea), 4 Raven, 1 Merlin, 1 Sparrowhawk. (B Mellow, R Veal, M Ahmad, J Hawkey, P Maker, R Wilkins, R Augarde, LGR Evans et al.) Also 1 Pink-footed Goose in fields Se of the coastguard cottages. (R Augarde)

Pendeen: Snow Bunting flew over Whitegates heading towards Trease Common. (P Combridge)

St Jidgey: 2 Pink-footed Geese over towards the Camel Estuary.

Towan Head (07:20-08:15): 6 Sooty Shearwater, 37 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 6 Great Skua, 5 Arctic Skua, 2 Sandwich Tern, c100 Kittiwake. (S Rowe) 10 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater and 3 Great Skua between 08:15 and 09:00 (M Lammas) 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 1 Arctic Skua late pm. (S Rowe)

Levant: Great Shearwater, 50 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Manx Shearwater, 15 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua. (P Fraser, J Overfield)

Camel Trail, Treraven Meadows to Grogley Halt: 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Water Rail (heard only), 2 Grey Heron, 4 Curlew, 25 Teal, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Egret 2 Grey Wagtail, 136 Canada Geese, 2 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 1 Raven, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 176 Black headed Gull. (S Grose)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank (still), 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 10 Dunlin, 2 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger)


Spotted Redshank – John St Ledger

Maer Lake: 1 Spoonbill. (B Bryne)

Torpoint: Osprey, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Grey Plover at St John’s Lake this afternoon. (D Julian)

St Levan: Presumed released captive bred White Stork still in surrounding fields.

Godrevy Point: two un-ringed Choughs this afternoon. (R Bunt)

Chough – Roger Bunt

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler by the engine shed.

Penzance: 1 Tawny Owl 06:45. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 1 House Martin. (R Veal)

Gannel Estuary, Penpol Creek: 1 Barn Owl, 9 Little Egret at roost. (S Grose)