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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Friday 3rd November 2017

Late News, 02/11, Penzance: 2 male Blackcap in bird bath together, first of the year. (R Phillips)

Late photo, 31/10,  Mousehole: Olive-backed Pipit. (M Ahmad)

Olive-backed Pipit, Mashuq Ahmad

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, plus Curlew and Redshank at low tide this morning. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 1 female Pochard at north end. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Hen Harrier (female) by feeders at cut off hide at 08:10 this morning but flew off in direction of the main reservoir. Also Drake Mandarin with Mallard. Stuart Hutchings Hide: 97 Lapwing, 6 Snipe, 6 Goldeneye (female), 8 Teal, 15 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 90+ Golden Plover (circling overhead for second day running). (J St Ledger)

Lapwing, Mandarin and record shot of Hen Harrier – John St Ledger

Penryn vismig: 3500+ Woodpigeon, 850 Redwing, 120 Fieldfare, 4 Hawfinch, 1 Brambling this am. (B Porter)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Common Rosefinch by the Coastguard Cottages then flew towards Manor Farm but not relocated. (P Combridge)

Mawgan Porth: Hawfinch and 120 Woodpigeon over Mawgan Porth this morning. (P Roseveare)

Restronguet: Great White Egret on the Restronguet Creek opposite Point Quay at 09:45. (M Wilson)

Sancreed: 2 Whooper Swan, 4 Snipe, 14 Skylark, 14 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap (D Flumm)

Porthilly Farm:1 Cattle Egret in field directly behind porthilly sewage treatment works (S Grose)

Heamoor: 280 Redwing, 16 Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush NE between 7.30-8 am (P St Pierre)

Mounts Bay: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Scoter between St Michaels Mount and Penzance Harbour. (P St Pierre)

Truro: 2 m Blackcap feeding on Rowan berries in my garden am. (D Jenkins)

Trevose Head: 1 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 27 Song Thrush, 1 Fieldfare, 8 Blackbird,38 Redwing, 4 Goldcrest, 22 Meadow Pipit, 1 Olive-backed Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Black Redstart, 48 Woodpigeon, 2 Stock Dove, 15 Siskin, 58 Chaffinch, 9 Brambling, 2 Bullfinch, 18 Goldfinch, 6 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Porthcothan: 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (B Bosisto)

Park Head: 1 Curlew, 2 Black Redstart, 1 Richards Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Siskin, 1 Snow Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Devoran: 1 Great White Egret, 12 Cattle Egret, 1 Garganey. (S Votier)

Trevarrian: 1 Redpoll, 1 Brambling, 8 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Rame: 1 Firecrest this morning. (D Allan)

Treen: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling (MJ Spicer, P Aley, M Ahmad) Another report 2 juv Rose-coloured Starling in same garden.

Rose-coloured Starling – Mike Spicer

Rose-coloured Starling, Mashuq Ahmad

Maenporth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Firecrest ( T Phelps)

Marazion: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (T Phelps)  Mumuration of 10 – 12,000 Starlings this evening.

Part of the Starling murmuration, Tony Mills

Marazion Beach: 1 Water Pipit and 1 Yellow Wagtail on beach at 4.30pm. (M McKee)

Hayle: Brambling over  this morning. (T Phelps)

Siblyback Reservoir: Scaup still this afternoon. (D Julian)

Dozmary Pool: Ring-necked Duck and Scaup still this afternoon. (D Julian, A Payne)

Torpoint: 4 Brent Goose, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe. (C Buckland)

Freathy: 2 Reed Bunting, 12 Chaffinch, 1 m. Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, c20 Common Scoter. (M Jordan)

RSPB Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 drake Eider, 1 fem type Red-breasted Merganser, 33 Gannet, 13 Shag, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Arctic Skua, 11 Kittiwake, 4 Black-headed Gull, 24 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 37 Guillemot, 2 Razorbill and 1 Meadow Pipit. Also 2 Harbour Porpoise. (DK Parker) Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 drake Eider, 1 Manx Shearwater, 133 Gannet, 1 Shag, 46 Kittiwake, 1 Arctic Skua, 142 Herring Gull, 1w Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 45 Great Black-backed Gull and 47 Guillemot. (DK Parker)

Ruan Lanihorne -Fal saltmarsh:  (4.15pm). 2 Spoonbill flew up river from Ardevora, circled, prospected but did not land; then returned down river. Other birds present; 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 100+ Curlew, 30+ Redshank, 14 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 40 + Oystercatcher. 80+ Wigeon, 150+ Canada Geese, 11 Shelduck, 8 Mallard, 1 Water Rail, 2 Mute Swan and 1 Kingfisher. Also from midday onwards , some large , some small flocks of Woodpigeon going through , all flying westerly, 2500+ at least. (D Hall)

Camel Estuary, Burniere Point Hide: 2 Greenshank, 100+ Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Woodcock. (S Grose).

Perranporth beach: Among the gull flock were an adult winter Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull and 2 1st w Common Gull. (T Wilson)

Kelynack: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (P Aley)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest, 18+ Siskin, 10+ Goldcrest, 8+ Chiffchaff, 3 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, Great Spotted Woodpecker. (P Aley)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Snow Bunting, 1.Wheatear. (P Aley)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, estuary: 30+ Teal, 15 Lapwing, 8 Mute Swan, 20 Golden Plover. Ryan’s Field: 1 Grey Heron, 52 Golden Plover, 50 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 1 Robin, 2 Jay, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Redshank. (K.Bowers) Also 1 Whooper Swan reported on estuary.

Teal, Kevin Bowers

Robin, Kevin Bowers

Lapwing, Kevin Bowers

Curlew, Kevin Bowers

Downderry: 2 Great Northern Diver offshore, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 13 Common Scoter west, whilst 20+ Kittiwake in the bay, early this morning. (A Payne)

Colliford Lake: 1 Caspian Gull (3w) among many Lesser Black-backed Gulls at the dam. (A Payne) Also 1 Hen Harrier reported.

Windmill Farm: 1 female/immature Marsh Harrier this afternoon. (D Wright)

Gannel Estuary: 15 Little Egret, 138 Curlew, 11 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin, 4 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe)

St Merryn: 20+ Goldcrest. 19 Long-tailed Tit. 4 Bullfinch. 300+ Woodpigeon in private woods. (R Hughes)

St Ives harbour beach: 12 Ringed Plover. (E Tackley)

Tregonetha Downs: 2 Tawny Owl, Redwings, Snipe, (S Grose).

Porthgwarra: 1 Ring Ouzel.

Polgigga: 1 Turtle Dove at Lower Bosistow.

Bosullow: Firecrest in private garden.

Crowlas: 2 Firecrest.

St Ives: Firecrest again in private garden.

Lands End: 1 hybrid Hooded/Carrion Crow. (M Ahmad)

Hybrid Crow, Hooded x Carrion, Mashuq Ahmad.

djc/tdm

Tuesday 31st October 2017

Late News, 30/10, Sennen: 1+ Lapland Bunting in stubble behind Sennen School, also 80+ Skylark. (P St Pierre, M Elliott)

Late News, 30/10, Camborne: 20-30 thrush sp over at 9am. (D King)

Constantine: 1 American Golden Plover over from Lizard towards NE, also juv Merlin & 1 Brambling over SW, c150 Woodpigeon. Also 2 Black Redstart in Trebarvah Court. (J Chapman)

Pendeen: Great White Egret over at 08:30, also 2 Snow Bunting & 1 Lapland Bunting. (P Combridge)

St Levan: Great White Egret at the reedbed pool, St Levan at 09:35hrs. (M Wallace)

Land’s End: Great White Egret over W at 09:54, 5 Reed Bunting, 1 Firecrest, 2 Siskin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Also 1 Short-eared Owl & 7 Brambling early am. (G Hodgson)

St Buryan: 3 Black Redstart at Tower Meadows. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra: Ring Ouzel, Woodcock this morning. (M Wallace) Also 2 Ring Ouzel (1c & adult male), c20 Song Thrush, 14 Redwing, 5 Firecrest, 12 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail, c300 Chaffinch, 3 Bullfinch, 3 Brambling, 1 Siskin, c60 Skylark, c1,000 Wood Pigeon, c60 Stock Dove, 1 Woodcock (second individual), 24 Lapwing, 1 Peregrine & 2 Sparrowhawk. (DK Parker)

Sancreed (viz mig 07:30-09:30): 2 Hawfinch south @ 08:10, 2 Little Egret, 25 Lapwing, 112 Golden Plover, 20 Snipe, 200 Woodpigeon, 15 Stock Dove, 17 Skylark, 28 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush, 6 Blackbird, 2 Grey Wagtail, 6 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 4 Siskin all west. 11 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 1 Wigeon, 2 Teal, c300 Woodpigeon pottering in area. 2 Woodcock flushed in afternoon. (D Flumm)

St Ives, Consols: 500 Fieldfare, 1 Black Redstart (S Turner)

St Minver Cricket Club: 13 Fieldfare overhead (S Grose)

Penzance: 5 egrets over Morrab Road, Penzance c10:00 – looked like Cattle Egret. (B Dawson) Juv Rose-coloured Starling at bottom of Morrab Rd by St John’s School at 09:00. (M Southam)

Treverva: 150 Fieldfare passing through, 2 Stonechat, 100+ Canada Goose W towards College Reservoir, Red Admiral, Peacock. (D Chaney)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern in front of Cheshire Homes. (J Parker)

Hayle Estuary: 4 Spoonbill in afternoon. (S Kolodziejski) 2 Spoonbill still Lelant Saltings late afternoon. (D King)

Hayle: c200 Starling over fire station at 4pm. (D King)

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Ruff, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Goldeneye from Stuart Hutchings hide. Male Mandarin at Golden Lion cut off. (S Kolodziejski)

Bude Estuary: 1 Little Egret, 59 Black-headed Gull, 18 Herring Gull, 6 Pied Wagtail (and many more around the town), 1 Rock Pipit, 2 Raven over, 1 Oystercatcher. (H Kendall)

Bude: 1 Chiffchaff. (H Wilkins)

Chiffchaff, Helen Wilkins

Rock, Porthilly Point: 101 Oystercatcher, 4 Redshank, 20 Turnstone, 1 Common Snipe on water’s edge, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Song Thrush, 13 Little Egret. (S Grose).

Mousehole: 1 Olive-backed Pipit along path to right off Love Lane. (M Elliott-finder, M Pass, MJ Spicer)

St Gothian Sands: White-rumped Sandpiper still present. (P Freestone, D King) Also Firecrest. (P Freestone)

Sennen: Lapland Bunting still present in stubble field behind school, also Skylark flock. (G Hodgson)

Kenidjack: 9 Hawfinch mid-morning. (G Hodgson) Red-breasted Flycatcher still in copse by engine sheds, 14 Chough. (J Swann, P Combridge, P Fraser et al). Also Firecrest, 2 Bullfinch, 6 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and Brambling (heard). (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Mawer, P Fraser).

Dozmary Pool: Drake Ring-necked Duck still present.

Wacker Quay: 50 Avocet, 70 Shelduck, Kingfisher, 3 Greenshank, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Teal, Wigeon. (C & J Hannaford)

Lower Tamar Lake: 200+ Canada Geese, 2 Snow Geese, 1 Little Grebe. (R Mudge)

djc/pt

Friday 27th October 2017

Charlestown: 2 (m+f) Blackcap in private garden. (D Hastilow – photo)

St Clements: juv Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 11 Greenshank and 1 Kingfisher at Tresemple pool. (M Costa)

Porthgwarra: Gwennap Head 08:30-09:30: fem/imm Merlin, 930 Woodpigeon, 7 Skylark, 70 Meadow Pipit, 2 alba Wagtail, 9 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, 11 Long-tailed Tit, 250 Starling, 6 Brambling, 3 Siskin, 1280 Chaffinch, 4 Reed Bunting. Main valley: ad male Merlin, 44 Golden Plover, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Brambling (D Flumm) 2 Richard’s Pipit flew east and 1 Fieldfare on Gwennap Head, Yellow-browed Warbler in Middle Copse. (MD Wallace) 2 Richard’s Pipit, 29 Bullfinch, 1055 Chaffinch, 8 Brambling, 2 Firecrest, 15 Siskin, 3 Blackcap, 4 Black Redstart. (D Balmer, P Wilson)

Polgigga: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler along Bosistow Lane. (MD Wallace)

Gwithian: White-rumped Sandpiper still present in the morning. (A Neil, D Eva, A McKechnie, J Chapple et al)

White-rumped Sandpiper – Alex McKechnie

White-rumped Sandpiper – John Chapple

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbill, 6 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 21 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 female Pintail, 5 Brambling flew west (D Eva) Also Whooper Swan, 88 Canada Geese, 1 Spotted Redshank and 78 Lapwing this afternoon. (DK Parker)

Whooper Swan – Dave Parker

Devoran: 25 Hawfinch, 7 Brambling, 12 Bullfinch, Redpoll, 1000s Redwing & Woodpigeon. (S Votier)

Crugmeer: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Reed Bunting, 5 Stock Dove, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Kestrel, 500+ Chaffinch, 5 Corn Bunting and 500+ Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Dipper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Rame: 1 Yellow Browed Warbler, 3+ Black Redstart,1 Wheatear present for 3rd day,
4+ Chiffchaff, 10+ Goldcrest. (D Allan) Also 1 Common Redstart, 2 Brambling, 1 Ring Ouzel, 6+ Siskin, 8+ Blackcap, 20+ Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare. (D Clegg)

Nanjizal: 145 birds ringed including 34 Blackcap, 31 Chiffchaff, 15 Goldcrest, 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff, 8 Firecrest, Reed Warbler, 17 Siskin and blythi type Lesser Whitethroat. (K Wilson, B Porter) Also Common Rosefinch, Hawfinch, Ring Ouzel, 6 Brambling, 35 Fieldfare & 150+ Redwing. (B Porter)

Clapper Pools: 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Teal, 4 Moorhen, 26 Canada Goose, 47 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Cormorant, 2 Curlew, 20 Mallard, 24 Wigeon, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 1 Great Tit, 1 Wren, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Robin, 1 Hawfinch, 12 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Jackdaw, 4 Rook. (DI Julian)

Wadebridge: 4 Siskin over Dunveth Road late afternoon. (DI Julian)

Bolventor: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Buzzard. (DI Julian)

Dozmary Pool: 29 Tufted Duck, 1 male Ring-necked Duck, 1 female Long-tailed Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 165 Lapwing, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 75 Golden Plover, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Ruff, 430 Starling, 10 Jackdaw, 8 Raven, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Robin, 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Skylark, 1 Dunnock, 10 Fieldfare flew north and 2 Stonechat. (DI Julian, B Craven) Also 2 Ruff with a small flock of Lapwing. (C Buckland)

Upper Fowey Valley: 2 Firecrest and 2 Willow Tit at Ninestones. (C Buckland)

Colliford Lake, Loveny Reserve: 16 Canada Geese, 10 Teal, 5 Mallard, 1 Buzzard, 2 Wigeon, 36 Lapwing, 2 Pintail, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 House Sparrow, 4 Skylark, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Robin, 1 Wren, 1 Stonechat and 2 Carrion Crow. (DI Julian, B Craven) 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 f Pintail,16 Snipe, 170 Golden Plover, 40+ Lapwing. (C Buckland)

Siblyback Lake: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (single first and second winter), 77 Black-headed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 7 Cormorant, 254 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 14 Little Grebe, 26 Mallard, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 female Scaup, 9 Coot, 1 juvenile Great Crested Grebe, 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Green Woodpecker, 80 Starling, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Skylark, 1 Raven, 1 Siskin, 1 Stonechat, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Jackdaw, 4 Chaffinch, 5 Robin, 5 Pied Wagtail, 3 Coal Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Jay, 6 Magpie, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Carrion Crow, 23 Rook, 1 Dunnock, 1 Blackbird, 1 House Sparrow, 5 Wren, 10 Meadow Pipit. (DI Julian)

Hannafore Beach, Looe: Eider drake close inshore calling and appeared to be displaying to a group of Herring Gulls. (P Wilkins)

Pendeen Watch: Black Redstart on roof of Old Count House (opp Pendeen Lighthouse) at 14:30. (G Barlow)

Penryn Campus: 2252 Redwing, 4 Hawfinch, 2 Firecrest, 3 Grey Wagtail, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Little Egret, 7 Siskin, 2 Curlew, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 808 Wood Pigeon, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Jay, 25+ Song Thrush, 40+ Chaffinch and 4 Meadow Pipit. (T Phelps, C Urquhart)

Lizard area, Lizard Point: Olive-backed Pipit under tamarisks in Youth Hostel garden 08:30 but no further sign. Flying over during morning were 100s of Wood Pigeon and Starling, 7 Stock Dove, Brambling, Siskin, 3 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare. Caerthillian: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler. Old Lizard Head area: 30 Skylark in stubble field, 1 Wheatear, 2 Firecrest, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Lapwing over. Lizard village: 3 Black Redstart, Whinchat. Housel Bay: 2 Ring Ouzel, 2 Blackcap. Church Cove: 3 Firecrest, 2 Blackcap. Mullion: 1 Firecrest. (D Collins)

Crows-an-Wra: 1 Dartford Warbler. (J Thompson)

Dartford Warbler – Joe Thompson

Stithians Reservoir, cut-off hide: 3 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (all on feeders). Also 1 Kingfisher, 4 Teal. Stuart Hutchings hide: 14 Lapwing, 8 Curlew, 4 Snipe, 11 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler. (J St Ledger, S Williams)

Reed Bunting, Firecrest and Goldcrest – Steve Williams

Kenidjack: 9 Hawfinch at 09:30 feeding briefly in Hawthorns at eastern end of valley before circling and moving off southwest. (P Clarke) 2 Firecrest, 2 Siskin. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Mistle Thrush over, 2 Swallow, 30+ Greenfinch. 1 drk Common Scoter offshore. (R Veal)

Falmouth: 1 male Blackcap in private garden. (E Tackley)

Newlyn: 1 Kingfisher on rocks and 2 Grey Wagtail at mouth of Newlyn River. Also 1 Tawny Owl heard this evening. (T Mills)

Sennen: Short-toed Lark again this afternoon in Escalls field. (R Butts, P St Pierre) Also 1 Wheatear. (R Butts) 3 Richard’s Pipit in field with long grass behind the school, 2 flew towards Trevorrian Pool. (P St Pierre, S Cox, P Kemp)

RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 Eider, 2 Pomarine Skua, 2 Great Skua, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 44 Gannet, 58 Kittiwake, 183 Guillemot, 69 Razorbill, 156 Auk sp, 4 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 Common Gull, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 37 Kittiwake, 7 Gannet, 16 Razorbill, 5 Auk sp, 23 Harbour Porpoise, 2 Common Dolphin, 1 Tuna. Wolf Rock to Scilly: 1 Great Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Kittiwake, 7 Gannet, 1 Razorbill, 3 Guillemot, 23 Auk sp,1 Goldcrest. Scilly to Wolf Rock: 1 Great Skua, 14 Gannet, 3 Kittiwake, 9 Guillemot, 3 Razorbill, 2 Auk sp. (M Elliott and DA Conway)

Tregonetha Downs: 21 Snipe, 3 Tawny Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Yellowhammer singing at 21:15. (S Grose)

Lizard: American Golden Plover flew over Lizard village at 13:50.

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Thursday 29th October 2015

Mullion Cove: 1 m Sparrowhawk and 1 pair Grey Wagtail. (J Allely)

Sancreed: 1 Black Redstart and 1 Firecrest. (D Flumm)

Penzance, Chyandour: 2 Firecrest. (D Flumm)

Charlestown: 2 m Blackcap  feeding on Cordyline palm berries. (D Hastilow)

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Land’s End: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling and 2 Chough. (MJ Spicer) Also an unconfirmed report of 1 Olive-backed Pipit seen to fly SE at 09.25, plus 1 Short-eared Owl and 2 Black Redstart.

St Ives: 1 Tree Sparrow again. (P&H Taylor)

Newquay: 1 Peregrine over the zoo. (D Ensor)

Hell’s Mouth, North Cliffs: 1 Short-eared Owl. (K Therese)

Sally’s Bottom: 1 Black Redstart. (D Eva)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Siberian, P.c.tristis and 3 nominate P.c.colybita Chiffchaff, 7 Goldcrest, 12 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 4 Water Rail, 6 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Kingfisher, 30 Greenfinch & 10 Meadow Pipit. (D Flumm) Also 4 Mute Swan, 13 Teal, 17 Mallard, 5 Little Egret, 28 Moorhen, 2 Kingfisher and 2 Stonechat. (DK Parker)

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Porthgwarra: 3 Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Levan Churchtown: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrest. (C Corrigan)

Kelynack Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 2 Spoonbill and 75 Lapwing. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Estuary: 2 redhead Goosander, 1 female Pintail, 2 Spoonbill, 12+ Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 53 Ringed Plover, 1 sanderling, 1 Greenshank, 49 Redshank, 61 Lapwing and 1 ad Peregrine. (DK & MW Parker)

Tintagel: 3 Black Redstart on rocks in cove opposite castle.

Nanjizal: 84 birds ringed today, 8 Firecrest (100 ringed this autumn), 21 Chiffchaff, 16 Goldcrest and 1 Reed Warbler, re-traps include 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (one ringed on 9th) and 1 Pallas’s Warbler. (K Wilson)

Porthallow: 2 Black Redstart. (M Nattrass)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Purple Sandpiper. (J St Ledger)

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Downderry:  1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Water Pipit. (A Payne)

Looe, Hannafore Point: 12 mediterranean Gull and 1 m Eider. (A Payne)

Seaton: 3 Black Redstart. (A Payne)

Colliford Lake/Loveny Reserve: 20 Teal, 16 Mallard, 190 Lapwing, c.500 Golden Plover, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 255 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Black-headed Gull, 30 Starling, 6 Canada Geese, 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher and 3 Pied Wagtail. Dozmary Pool: 36 Lapwing, 8 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 50 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Coot and 6 Meadow Pipit. (P McKeogh)

St Levan: 1 Black Redstart.

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Great White Egret photographed this morning. (C Selway)

Treraven Meadow: 2 Water Pipit. (C Selway)

Rame: 1 Firecrest at Coastguard cottages. (B Taggart)

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