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)



Saturday 10th October 2015

Late news 9/10 Nanjizal: 1 Marsh Sandpiper and 1 Olive-backed Pipit. (KA Wilson)

Late photo 9/10 Land’s End: Rose-coloured Starling by Rod Farnes.

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Land’s End: 1 Alpine Swift to 09:25 and then again at 17:47 with a swift. (D Chown – photos) Also 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, Yellow Wagtail and 1 Richard’s Pipit. (P Harrison, D Chown, M Ahmad et al)

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Treve Common: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 14 Siskin, c15 Skylark and c200 Meadow Pipit. (P & H Taylor, M Halliday) Richard’s Pipit over.

Polgigga: 1 Richard’s Pipit. (M Wallace)

Carn Gloose: 1 Alpine Swift, 1 Swift sp, 1 Whinchat, 10 Alba Wagtail and 2 Kestrel. (M Ahmad, R White, DS Flumm – photos)

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St Just: 4 Swallow and 30 Siskin. (DS Flumm)

Tregeseal: 5 Goldcrest and 2 Kestrel. (DS Flumm)

Sancreed: 11 Goldcrest, 1 Whinchat, 1 Snipe, 28 Skylark, 100 Meadow Pipit, 4 Kestrel. (DS Flumm)

Kynance Cove: 1 Snow Bunting and 2 Chough. (R Farnes – photos)

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Penberth: 8 Crossbill and 15 Siskin. (M Scott-Hams)

Trevean: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest and 1f Merlin. (M Scott-Hams)

Cot Valley: 1 Common Rosefinch, 1+ Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest and 3 Coal Tit. (B Field, D Chown, N Grace et al.)

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Hayle Estuary: 2w Ring-billed Gull, 3 Med Gull, 2 Greenshank, 4 Black tailed Godwit, 5 Dunlin, 20 Ringed Plover, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Garganey, 3 Pintail and 1 Pale-bellied Brent on Lelant Saltings. 5 lapwing on Ryan’s field. (B Dallas, R Veal – photo)

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Nanjizal: 81 birds ringed. 24 Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest, 19 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Yellow-browed Warbler (plus control and retrap from 8th), Garden Warbler and 15 Blackcap. (KA Wilson)

Lizard Village: 1 ad Rose-coloured Starling. Also Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher (both in Tamarisk below NT toilet block by lighthouse), also 5 Chiffchaff, 20 Goldcrest, 40 Meadow Pipit, 3 Kestrel, 3 Grey Wagtail and Song Thrush. (M Adkins)

Windmill Farm: American Golden Plover with Golden Plover. (T Thirlaway, J Selby)

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Church Cove (Lizard): 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Lizard Point: 4 Balearic Shearwaters, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 30+ Guillemot, 2 Herons (flying offshore). (I Maclean)

Kynance: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (valley), 1 Snow Bunting (car park), 2 Wheatear (cliffs), 5+ Goldcrests. (I Maclean)

Soap Cove: 2 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 1 Whinchat, 3 Herons (flying offshore). (I Maclean)

Wadebridge: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Clapper Marshes and juv Marsh Harrier or Dinham Flats. (DI Julian)

Kenidjack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, Mistle Thrush and 2 Coal Tits. (L Thomson)