Thursday 29th April 2021

Late news, 28/4 SW Coast path, Porthleven – First Downs Car Park: Up to 5 Great Northern Divers. (S Sturgess)

Late news, 28/4 Bodmin: 3 Linnets Halgavor Road, (D Cox)

Linnet, D Cox

Late news, 28/4 Walmsley: Wood Sandpiper. Also a presumed Intersex Eurasian Teal; Channel Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and a drake Wigeon. (P Roseveare.)

Late news. 28/4 Respryn: c40 House Martins. (A Taylor)

Late news 27/4 St Austell Bay: 1 Black-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern Divers, (Birdguides)

Late news 28/4 Newquay: 40+ Whimbrel on Newquay golf course, (M Kelly)

Lostwithiel: Cuckoo calling in woods. (M Surgey

Bolventor: 4 Swift over Bolventor woods (N Bastin)

Rosemullion Head: 2 Great Northern Diver, 40 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Great Northern Diver, Dave Flumm

Great Northern Diver, D Flumm

Sancreed: Cattle Egret. (D Flumm)

Holywell Bay: 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 4 Swallow, 3 Fulmar. (M Surgey)

Kenidjack: 1 Olive-backed Pipit again, mostly in a field 2/3rds way up the coast path from the valley bottom in a cut field with bluebells on the right of the path. Also 2 Raven over, Swallows and House Martins passing through. (T Mills)

Olive-backed Pipit, Tony Mills

Downderry: 28 Great Northern Divers, 15 Whimbrel, a Common Sandpiper and a Sandwich Tern early morning; c20  House Martins this afternoon. (A Payne)

Carminowe Creek, Loe Pool: 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 pair Great Crested Grebe, one with 2 young on its back, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Song Thrush, plus good numbers of Swallow and House Martin, (J Hillier)

Treago Mill. Polly Joke : 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 9 Sedge Warbler 11 Chiffchaff, 20+Linnet 40+Swallow, 2 Kestrel, 1 Raven. (J Green)

Port Quin: 1 Nightingale, singing male in scrub to east (Birdguides)

Sancreed: 1 Cattle Egret, (Birdguides)

Par Beach: 1 Swift, 8 Eider (5 male, 3 female), 32 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel, (A Nicholson)

Stithians: 2 Cuckoo, 1 Swift, Whitethroats, Willow Warblers, Sedge Warblers, (S Turner)

Gerrans Bay: 1 drake Eider, 8 Great Northern Diver, 6 Purple Sandpiper on islets beside Gull Rock, Oystercatcher, (R Kirkwood)

Oystercatcher, Rupert Kirkwood

Great Northern Divers, Rupert Kirkwood

Purple Sandpiper, Rupert Kirkwood

Wednesday 28th April 2021

Late news, 27/4, Nanquidno: 6 Blackcaps, 3, Common Whitethroats, Kestrel, 2 Common Buzzards. (V Stratton)

Late news, 27/4, Wicca Cove: 3 Cuckoos, 4 Common Whitethroats, 4 Canada geese flying out over the sea. Also 16 Fulmar on their breeding ledges, one of the oldest Fulmar nesting sites in Cornwall. (V Stratton)

Late photo, 26/4, Perranporth: 49 Whimbrel in flock on beach. (A Langdon)

Whimbrel, Adrian Langdon

Kenidjack: Olive-backed Pipit. (D Flumm et al) Also 4 Common Swift, 25 Barn Swallow, 18 House Martin. (P Fraser, D Flumm)

Olive-backed Pipit, Steve Rogers

Olive-backed Pipit, Nigel Rogers

Olive-backed Pipit, Dave Flumm

Olive-backed Pipit, Dave Flumm

Newlyn: 1w American Herring Gull, 2cy Iceland Gull on Tolcarne rocks. (M Elliott)

Foxhole: drake Ring-necked Duck, 3 Tufted Duck, 8 Sand Martin. (L Bosisto)

Gwinear: 1 Hooded Crow with Corvid flock in ploughed field opp cemetery entrance. (S Grose)

Walmsley: Wood Sandpiper, probable intersex Eurasian Teal this evening. (P Roseveare) Also Great White Egret reported.

Gwenver: male Blue-headed Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail. (R Archer)

Balleswidden (near St Just): ringtail Hen Harrier over A3071 at 0950 and 1215. (J Summers)

Goonhilly: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Swift, 1 Whitethroat and 5 + Willow Warbler, Cuckoo (heard only). (T Pinfield)

Windmill Farm: 1 Cuckoo, few Whitethroat, Sedge Warblers, Blackcaps, 60+ Swallows, 1 Sand Martin, 2 House Martins, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel. (T Pinfield)

Caerthillian Valley: Whimbrel over. (T Pinfield)

Hayle, Harvey’s Towans: 7 Whimbrel, 1 Kittiwake, 26 Ringed Plover, 64 Dunlin. (S Grose)

Carnsew Pool: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Bar tailed Godwit, 5 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 89 Dunlin, 29 Ringed Plover, 4 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Leedstown: 15 Rook nests. (S Grose)

Porthleven Harbour: 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Sandwich Tern offshore. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 m Pochard, 50+ Sand Martin, 4 Rock Pipit, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Pr nesting Mute Swan, 13 Tufted Duck, 2 Shelduck, 16 Linnet, 1 Reed Warbler. (S Grose)

Tehidy Golf Course: 26 Whimbrel. (S Grose)

Perranporth Golf Course: 20+ Whimbrel. (D Dungate)

Rame Head – Penlee: 17 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 10 Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler, 17 Blackcap, 48 Whitethroat, 28 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Whimbrel. Also vismig from Rame Headland (1230 – 1330); 66 Swallow , 20 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Swift (all in off sea and north). (K Pellow)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 20 Sand Martin, 10 Barn Swallow, 5 House Martin. (P Fraser)

Drift Reservoir: Coot, Whimbrel, 2 Swift, 15 Sand Martin, 7 House Martin, 20 Swallow, 2 Reed Warbler. (D Flumm)

Anderton, Nr. Millbrook: 5 Whimbrel. (D Sharp)

Rame Head: 2 Swift, 1 House Martin, numerous Swallows and Sand Martins, 1 Wheatear, 4 Linnet, 1 Kestrel (D Sharp)

Whimbrel, Deena Sharp

Swift, Deena Sharp

Whitsand Bay: 2 Whitethroat. (D Sharp)

St Austell Bay: 5 Great Northern Diver (4 winter plumage, 1 summer plumage), 1 Black-throated Diver, 9 Eider, 4 Whimbrel, 5 Dunlin, 3 Sandwich Tern. (B & L Bosisto)

Par Beach: 3 recently hatched Canada Goslings, 2 Grey Heron, 10 Swallow, 15 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin. (B & L Bosisto)

Goonzian Downs: Cuckoo. (A Newsham)

Tregeseal: Occupied House Martin nest in village. (D Flumm)

Buttermilk Hill: 4 Wheatear in fields by Anjue Cottage. Also a flock of 10 Ring Ouzels with 4 males, 4 females and 2 first summer males, 8 Wheatear in sloping fields toward Towednack. (V Stratton)

Stepper Point Headland: 15+ Skylark, 12+ Rook, 20+ Jackdaw, 20+ Crow, 8 Pheasant, 25+ swallow, 1 Blue Tit, 50+ Kittiwakes, 6 Cormorants, 10 Great Black-backed Gulls, 4 Oyster catchers, 10 Fulmars, 1 Gannet, 7 Stonechats, 3 Linnet, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Dunnock, 1 Wren, 2 Robin, 1, Blackbird, 8 Herring Gull, 1 Razorbill, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Collared Dove. (J. Goodair)

Downderry: early morning 13 Whimbrel, 3 Common Scoters, 3 Shelducks and 10 Great Northern Divers. 8 House Martins moving east this afternoon. (A Payne)

Land’s End: Ring Ouzel still.

Please note – a Tripod has been found in the Lelant area. Please contact cornwall@rspb.org.uk if this is yours.

Wednesday 4th November 2020

Nanjizal Valley: 146 new ringed including 1 Dusky Warbler, 5 Yellow-browed Warbler, 50 Common Chiffchaff and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 24 Blackcap + a British control, 12 Redwing, 10 Song Thrush, 2 Redpoll on private ringing site. Also an Olive-backed Pipit over briefly and 12+ Brambling. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Dusky Warbler – Kester Wilson

Porthgwarra: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 4+ Brambing. (D Parker)

Boscregan: c.900 Chaffinch, c.5 Brambling, 13 Siskin, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Fieldfare, 5 Song Thrush and c.300 Wood Pigeon. (N Wheatley)

Leswidden, St Just: 2 Chough feeding and 1+ Lapland Bunting flying over calling and 1 Black Redstart still. (J Branscombe)

Kenidjack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler in Tractor shed copse, possible 3rd bird in bushes above sewage wks seen previous to above. Redpoll, only seen briefly in flight, looked a very grey bird on upper parts, quite cold – looking on back/mantle and with a pale grey rump, suspect nominate race C.flammea Common Redpoll (P Clarke)

Sancreed: (vismig 0745-0945) c.1485 Woodpigeon, 21 Stock Dove, 12 Golden Plover, Snipe, 41 Skylark, 190 Chaffinch all west. Merlin, Kestrel, Grey Heron, 225 Redwing, 16 Fieldfare & 2 Bullfinch all east. Black Redstart with 2 Grey & 2 Pied Wagtail on the roof. Siberian Chiffchaff Lower Grumbla. (D Flumm)

Trevescan: 1 Barn Owl. (R & S Netherton)

Hayle, Copperhouse: 5 Pink-footed Goose, 4 Greylag Goose, 2 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 100 Canada Goose, 2 Little Egret, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 20 Teal, 2 Oystercatcher. (K Hambly-Staite)

Penryn: (vismig 0700-0930) 5213 Woodpigeon, 725 Redwing, 527 Fieldfare, 53 Chaffinch, 28 Goldfinch, 24 Siskin, 14 Meadow Pipit, 13 Blackbird, 9 Skylark, 6 Crossbill and a Mistle Thrush over the campus. (C Foote, M Broadbent, C Hill, D Raffle)

Wadebridge, Guineaport: 2 m Mandarin, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Wadebridge, Treraven Meadows: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Marsh Tit with Long tailed Tit flock. (S Grose)

Porthilly / Cant Cove: 3 Brent Geese (dark bellied), 1f Peregrine falcon, 26 Mute Swan, 11 Rock Pipit, 3 Shelduck, 19 Wigeon, 3 Common Gull, 56 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary, Newquay: 1 Greenshank, 9 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 4 Little Egrets, 1 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest (N Long) 1 Ruff still for 9th day now. (M Lammas, T Carne)

Tregrehan: 1 Firecrest in Boscundle Wood. (I Stewart)

Maer Lake: 7 Whooper Swan (3 adult and 4 juvenile) (M Mullard)

Cawsand: 2 ad Mediterranean Gull. (R Smaldon)

Cremyll: 11 Grey Heron standing together in grass field. (R Smaldon)

Gwithian: 1 Great Black-backed Gull, one with red ring on right leg code W-004 (R Loader)

Millbrook: 18 Redshank,15 Greenshank, 2 Teal, 4 Little Egret. (R Napp)

Lloyds Lane, Lizard: 1 Sand Martin. (D Collins)

Long Rock Pool/ Marazion Marsh: 2 Cattle Egret in reeds (D Chilcott, P Walsh)

Mount’s Bay: 1 Red-throated Diver off Jubilee Pool. (L Proctor)

Charlestown: 2 Great Northern Divers this evening. 3800 Woodpigeons west in 45 mins this am.

Rough Tor Plantation: Huge numbers of Starlings creating an impressive murmuration at dusk. Also 1 Peregrine. (J St Ledger)

Starling murmuration – John St Ledger

Starling murmuration – John St Ledger

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Saturday 23rd November 2019

Late News, 11/11, Treverva: 1 Woodlark over. (D Chaney)

Late news, 21/11, Lower Tamar Lake: Wood Sandpiper reidentified as a Green Sandpiper from photos.

Mounts Bay: 1 ad Pacific Diver returned showing well between Jubilee Pool and Newlyn Harbour. (M Ahmad, P St Pierre, L Proctor) Also, 70+ Common Scoter. (L Langley) 36 Purple Sandpiper on Battery Rocks. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, A McKechnie) Also 8 Great Northern Diver, 6 Red-throated Diver. (P St Pierre) 2 Swallow. (M Ahmad)

Pacific Diver – Mashuq Ahmad

Penzance Battery Rocks (12:00-16:00): 1 Eider, 1 Gannet, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 18 Sanderling, 23 Purple Sandpiper, 8 House Martin (P Nason).

Boscathnoe Reservoir: 1 Goosander still. (L Proctor)

Drift Reservoir: 4 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre)

Marazion: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 85 Turnstone, 7 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 6 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher all below “Maypole Garden”. (S Grose)

Trenow Cove: 1 Black-throated Diver. (R Menari)

Sennen: possible Olive-backed Pipit in maize field North of school. (G Gordon)

Stithians Reservoir: 1st winter female Lesser Scaup still present this afternoon. (L Langley) Also, 2 f Goldeneye, c1000 Starlings,, 1 Common Gull at 16:00. (J Chapman) Also 11 Curlew, 2 Snipe, 70+ Lapwing, small flock of Dunlin over, 20+ Fieldfare, 1 Chiffchaff. (D Chaney, M Broadbent)

Devoran: 3 Spotted Redshank (J Chapman)

Tintagel: female Snow Bunting on English Heritage castle headland. (A Carmichael)

Nanjizal: Whinchat east of Nanjizal House. (K Wilson)

Hayle Estuary: adult and sub adult Caspian Gull and 3 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday) Carnsew Pool: 1 Slavonian Grebe (J Evans) 4 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Wagtail at 16:15. (J Branscombe)

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Sancreed: Cattle Egret, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Stock Dove. (D Flumm)

Porthpean: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, c.55 Common Scoter and 2 Firecrest. (M Jones)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 2 Great Northern Diver (200m offshore), 33 Turnstone. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 1 Red-throated Diver. (R Taylor)

Treverva Crossroads: 1,500+ Starling in flight, on trees and in field. (J St Ledger)

College Reservoir: 2 Pochard (J St Ledger)

Argal Reservoir: Firecrest (D Wright)

Firecrest – Dougy Wright

Helston Sewage Works: Firecrest (D Wright)

Helston Boating Lake:  Mediterranean Gull. (D Wright)

Towan Head, Newquay: 21 Turnstones, 12 Oystercatchers and 3 Purple Sandpipers on rocks behind Headland Hotel. (M Lammas) Black Redstart still, also leucistic Starling at golf club. (S Rowe)

Dobwalls: 1 Firecrest and 2 Goldcrest in our garden (C&J Duffy)

Penwithick: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 6 Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch, 11 House Sparrow, 17 Starling, 1 Woodpigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 1 Robin. (K Bowers)

Marsh Tit – K Bowers

Coal Tit – Kevin Bowers

Blue Tit – Kevin Bowers

Tater-du Lighthouse: 1 Green Woodpecker, 7 Stonechat, 1 Merlin, 4+ Bottle nosed Dolphin. (S Grose)

Castle An Dinas: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull (B Bosisto)

Clerkenwater Vean Bridge Bodmin: 2 Dippers at Clerkenwater bridge 12:30. (A Wagstaff)

Rosenannon: 1 Short-eeared Owl, 6 Woodcock, 12 Snipe 17:00. (A Wagstaff)

Tehidy Woods: 1 Firecrest, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

River Lynher:  2 Spoonbill over the high tide on Rat Island, 120 Oystercatcher. (K Baum, M Beer)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 40 Avocet. (M Beer)

Whitsand Bay: 1 Velvet Scoter, 131 Common Scoter viewed from Polhawn. (C Ellis)

Wacker Quay: 93 Teal, 90+ Avocet, 13 Mallard, 2 Greenshank, 54 Shelduck, 36 Canada Geese, 4 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, Redwing, 40+ Redshank, 80+ Oystercatcher, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Robin, 70+ Curlew, 250+ Wigeon, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Meadow Pipit, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Crow. (C Ellis)

Torpoint: 300+ Wigeon, 11 Little Egret, 18 Brent Geese, 45 Canada Geese, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Common Gull, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great Northern Diver, Dunlin, Redshank, Curlew, Oystercatcher, 2 Med Gull. (C Ellis)

Downderry: 1 Firecrest early this morning. (A Payne)

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Friday 25th October 2019

Late News, 24/10, St Gothian Sands NR: 1 Olive-backed Pipit on low fields adjacent to the east side of the main lake, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Tufted Duck, 4 Redwing (P Nason)

St Nicholas Chapel, St Ives: 2 Snow Bunting  (G Currin)

Porthgwarra: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Manx Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 6 Puffin plus many other auks (mainly Razorbills) and Kittiwakes this morning. (I Prentice)

Mousehole: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater and 4 Purple Sandpiper. (D Balmer) 2+ Manx Shearwater, 60+ auk sp. (mainly Razorbill), 100+ Turnstone and many Kittiwakes. (C Zoeckler)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Scaup. (M Ahmad)

Sennen Cove: 1 Black Redstart trapped inside the Lifeboat Station. (D Balmer)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1m Goosander, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck (1m 1f), 4 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 200+ Canada Geese. (R Mudge) {Please note the feeders were removed from the car park due to a problem with cats, and have been positioned around the lake at 3 locations, all of which have Willow and Marsh Tit feeding from} 

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet (presumed escaped), heard only in Valley Gardens 12.40 (J Baker)

Walmsley (public hide): 1 m Pintail, 2 Water Rail, 1 Shelduck, 11 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Coot, 2 Snipe. (S Grose)

St Dennis: 2 Blackcap feeding on the berries of a Palm Tree. (P Ash)

Blackcap – P Ash

Saltash: 1 Firecrest along the China Fleet club nature trail (M Beer)

St Blazey: 2 Firecrest (B Bosisto)

Saltash: 1 Firecrest along the China Fleet club nature trail (M Beer)

Blackwater: 1 Black Redstart near the school. (G May)

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest at Dolphin House. (J+J Elvin)

Firecrest, J Elvin

St Blazey Pond: 3 Teal (R Hampshire)

Longrock Pool: Egret sp. (same as yesterday’s Penzance harbour bird) late afternoon. (P Walsh)

Scillonian Crossing: Sabine’s Gull

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Wednesday 16th October 2019

Late news, 15/10, Looe Island: 1 Blackbird, 2 Blackcap, 36 Black-headed Gull, 57 Carrion Crow, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Cormorant, 1 Curlew, 2 Dunnock, 2 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 10 Goldfinch, 104 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 32 Herring Gull, 15 Little Egret, 4 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Pheasant, 6 Robin, 8 Rock Pipit, 5 Shag, 2 Stonechat, 1 Water Rail, 2 Whimbrel, 6 Woodpigeon, 5 Wren, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Spooner)

Marazion: Grey Phalarope feeding c10m off the beach near the sand dunes at c08:30. (R Veal) Moulting juvenile White-rumped Sandpiper feeding in the cut off channel of Red River at c09:55 and still present at 15:10 despite the dogs and holiday makers. (M Ahmad et al.)

White-rumped Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

White-rumped Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

White-rumped Sandpiper – Nick Truby

White-rumped Sandpiper – John Chapple

Porthgwarra: Red-breasted Flycatcher in NW corner of 60ft Cover and Yellow-browed Warbler in the car park sallows, also 2 Firecrest, 3 Wheatear, 6 Siskin & Hummingbird Hawkmoth in the area. (M Wallace)

Lizard: Barred Warbler still present between the pump station and the camp site. (M Pass) Pied Flycatcher in the village.

Nanjizal: Olive-backed Pipit in and over the valley. Also Ring Ouzel, Woodlark, 8 Siskin over plus 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Water Rail. 71 birds ringed, mostly Meadow Pipit but 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest and a late Common Whitethroat. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Penzance: Red-throated Diver in the marina at mid day. (L Proctor) Also 81 Turnstone, 27 Ringed Plover at Jubilee Pool. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Kynance Cove: Red-backed Shrike again on footpath ESE of Soapy Cove. (J Cook)

Porthcurno: Yellow-browed Warbler south of the car park, just east of the “beach cafe” also 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Firecrest. (D Chowns)

Zennor: Yellow-browed Warbler opposite the Tinners Arms at 17:30.

Penlee NR: Yellow-browed Warbler with tit flock also 5 Chiffchaff , 7 Goldcrest, 2 Stonechat. (K Pellow)

Rame Head – Polhawn – Penlee: 12 Chiffchaff , 2 Blackcap , 8 Goldcrest ,25 Stonechat , 35+ Skylark , 20+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear , 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (K Pellow) Woodlark over. (C Buckland)

Pentewan: Arctic Tern on the beach.

Perranporth: Little Gull flew over the beach at 13:56.

Treraven Meadows: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Bar-headed Goose with Canada Geese, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 13 Lapwing, 1 Dipper flew over wires onto main river. (S Grose)

Kings Mill Lake: 23 Greenshank, 38 Redshank, 46 Curlew, 46 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 35 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 310 Black-headed Gull, with c.1500 on Tamar, c.80 Herring Gull, and 2 Great Black-backed Gull, on a receding tide. (P Kemp)

St. Ives Island (10:55-12:00): 1 Brent Goose (Harbour), 14 Common Scoter, 248 Razorbill, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 104 Kittiwake, 25 Gannet, 1 Little Gull (1st Winter) within Kittiwake flock off northeast of Porthmeor Beach. (P Nason)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey still present today. (A McKechnie)

Osprey Alex Mckechnie

Kenidjack valley: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler.(P Clarke)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 15 Mute Swan, 35 Canada Geese, 11 Mallard, 11 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 15 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 60 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, c.200 Golden Plover, 14 Lapwing, 9 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 55 Curlew, 220 Black-headed Gull, 13 Mediterranean Gull, 150 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 16 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 95 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 7 House Sparrow, 2 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood. (M Scawen et al.)

St Levan: White Stork (released individual) flew east over St Levan church at 2pm then circled high over Porthcurno and lost to view drifting east. (M McKee)

Newquay: 4 Tawny Owl heard between Trenance gardens and Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

St Agnes: 2 Chough at Wheal Coates. (J Cornelius)

Sunday 28th October 2018

Late news, 26/10, Land’s End: 4 Greenland White-fronted Geese over ENE low, approx 14:00. (T Raven)

Late news, 27/10, Cape Cornwall: flock of 16 Greenland White-fronted Geese flying NE approx 16:45. (T Raven)

Late news, 27/10, Bastreet: 100+ Fieldfare, 2 Redwing. (B Craven)

Land’s End, Treve Common: Grey Catbird still. (J Evans, T Raven) 1 Short-Eared Owl quartering in adjacent field, several Redwing and Fieldfare over, 3 Stonechat, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Bullfinch, 3 Kestrel. (J Evans) 1 Brambling. (T Raven) Yellow-browed Warbler along footpath just west of Swingates, 15 Redwing east over Land’s End. (J Miller)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs still present, Spotted Redshank. (B. Toms)

Stithians Reservoir: Temminck’s Stint, 65 Lapwing, 130 Canada Goose. (D Chaney)

Brew/Sennen: 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 55 Skylark, 3 Lapland Bunting. (D Flumm, P St Pierre)

Porthgwarra: Dusky Warbler north end of ’60 foot cover’ (finder P St Pierre), 1 Merlin, 1 Water Rail, 6 Snipe, 14 Golden Plover, c1000 Woodpigeon, c300 Stock Dove, c40 Skylark, 1 Woodlark, 3 Mistle Thrush, 30 Fieldfare, 120 Redwing, 40 Song Thrush, 20 Blackbird, 2 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, c20 Brambling, c400 Chaffinch, 60 Linnet, 1 Siskin, 2 Reed Bunting. (D Flumm, P St Pierre) 2 Merlin, 2 Chough, 3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 male Kestrel, 1 Mistle Thrush, small groups of Redwing and a Fox. (S Murphy)

Godrevy Sands LNR: 8 Whooper Swan west at 12:15 (2+ad, 3+1st w), 10 Greylag Goose, 2 Dunlin. (D Chaney)

Hayle Estuary, Copperhouse Creek: 1 Spoonbill. Carnsew Pool: 1 Spoonbill (presumed same), 3 Grey Plover, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Sanderling. Ryan’s Field: 1 Great White Egret late afternoon. Lelant Saltings: 1 1st w Common Gull. (D Chaney) 1 Great White Egret, 1 ad Spoonbill, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, 15 Fieldfare, 130+ Redwing on/over Ryan’s Field. 1 Pintail, 2 Grey Plover on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal)

Great White Egret – Steve Rogers

Cape Cornwall: 2 Woodlark flew NE at approx 10:30. (T Raven)

Kenidjack: 1 Merlin, 3+ Brambling. (R Veal, R Augarde)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1f Goldeneye, 4 Tufted Duck still on Longrock Pool.  600 Wood Pigeon over. Also 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Veal, R Augarde)

Helston Boating Lake: 3 Shoveler, 2 Wigeon, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Call Duck, 6 Mute Swan, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Coot & 1 Ferruginous Duck. (S Grose)

The Lizard: 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Wheatear, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 2 Chough, 1 Curlew, 12 Fieldfare, 62 Redwing, 1 Whinchat at Caerthillian. (S Grose)

Lizard Point: probable Olive-backed Pipit, Short-eared Owl coasting, 6 Brambling, 2 Siskin, c300 Chaffinch, c60 Meadow Pipit, 120 Wood Pigeon, 33 Stock Dove, 13 Fieldfare, 22 Redwing, 8 Song Thrush and 6 Skylark. (P Roseveare)

Tremough Campus, Penryn: 2 Firecrest. (J&D Chapman)

Constantine: 1 Black Redstart. (J Chapman)

Drift Reservoir: 4 Whooper Swan, 1 Gadwall. (J Evans) 2 Greenland White-fronted Goose (ad & imm), 4 Whooper Swan. (J Hawkey, R Veal, R Augarde, M Ahmad et al) 4 Whooper Swan, Ring-necked Duck still, 2 White-fronted Goose. (R Farnes) Also 2 Goldeneye. (R Veal, R Augarde, M Ahmad)

White-fronted Geese – Rod Farnes

White-fronted Goose – Phil Taylor

Whooper Swans – Steve Rogers

Whooper Swan – Rod Farnes

Windmill Farm: 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 3 Blackcap, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Snipe, 2 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Zennor, top of Foage Valley: 120 Golden Plover. (C Madden)

Mullion: Grey Wagtail in garden, Mullion Cove. (J Allely)

Mount Edgcumbe: Yellow-browed Warbler. (P McVey)

Lamorna: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Firecrest, 1 Siskin. (M McKee)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Whooper Swan briefly, 2 fem Pintail, 1 Jack Snipe, 4 Wigeon, 3 Tawny Owl calling,  2 Barnacle Geese, 121 Lapwing etc. (B Craven)

Porthleven: 2 Black Redstart. (I Maclean)

St Ruan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Crossbill. (I Maclean)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 36 Cattle Egret this afternoon. (A Langdon)

Cattle Egrets – Adrian Langdon

Camel Estuary: 2 Whooper Swan this evening. (P Roseveare)

Porth Saxon, Helford: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler calling in willows behind beach. (M Silk)

Charlestown: 1 m Sparrowhawk in garden. (D Hastilow)

Feock: albino Pheasant. (A Gillard)

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