Tuesday 30 October 2012

Late News 29/10 Trevarrian: 5+ Choughs at Beacon Cove. (C Seager)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 1+ Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 16 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 17 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 1+ Water Rail, 15 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 1 Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. Also c5000 Starlings roosting in the evening. Otter on Longrock Pool this afternoon. (D Parker) 2 Firecrests reported at midday.

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest, 8 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Reed Bunting, 200+ Skylark, 400+ Chaffinch, c20 Siskin, 4+ Brambling, Black Redstart, 17 Golden Plover, 2 Snipe, 10, 2, 2 & 5 Greenland White-fronted Geese, 2 Merlin, 3 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk and 2 Raven. (D Parker, D Lewis & I Maclean) Also 5 White-fronted Geese early morning and Richard’s Pipit still.

Land’s End: 4 probable Greenland White-fronted Geese. (J Lawman)

Lizard: 3 Greenland White-fronted Geese, 4 Black Redstarts and 3 Chiffchaffs around the village. (T Blunden & A Pay)

Greenland White-fronted Geese, Andy Pay

Marazion: 8 Dark-bellied Brent Geese off Red River mouth and a further 5 off Longrock. (D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbills, 16 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 42 Greylag Geese, 170 Lapwing and 17 Heron Also present, many Teal and Wigeon have arrived, a few Knot, Bar-tailed Godwit and Dunlin. Also 1 Kingfisher, 4 Ringed Plover and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on Carsew Pool plus 1 Sparrowhawk over Tempest. (D Jenkins, T Mills & P Dinning)

Photo by Tony Mills, Video by Paul Dinning.
Sancreed: c55 Geese flew east over Beacon 08:10hrs may have been Dark-bellied Brent; 20 Fieldfare east and 1 Hawfinch west 10:05 over Estate. (D Flumm)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 4 Med Gull (1 with small silver ring on left leg), 2 Whimbrel, 5 Ringed Plover, 6 Turnstone, 1 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 17 Oystercatcher, 10+ Pied Wagtail, 10+ Meadow Pipit and 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

Camborne, North Cliffs: 1 Lapland Bunting and 30 Skylark in big stubble field. (D Eva)

Culdrose: 1 Black Redstart again. (D Wright)

Rame: Serin, 2 Yellowhammers, 3 Brambling and 1 Reed Bunting with finch flock along Military Road. Also 2 Black-Redstart at Rame Barton and another at Rame Head. (M Beer) Firecrest reported in sycamores by the church.

Stithians Reservoir: 5 Pochard, 1 Teal and a flock of 30+ Lapwing flying over and ‘grazing’ on nearby ploughed field at the south end. Also Coal Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Goldcrests at the feeding station in the Southern Cut Off. (W Renshaw)

St Ives: Green Woodpecker at Rosewall Hill. (R Farnes)

Land’s End: 1 Jack Snipe. (I Maclean)

Lizard: Olive-backed Pipit still at Little Treleaver, Coverack also Black Redstart and 3 White-fronted Geese over. (J Foster)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Rose-coloured Starling early afternoon with 60+ Starling flock, 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 70+ Wigeon, 2 Pintail, 1 Gadwall, 60+ Teal, 4 Shoveler, 2 Water Rail, 10 Common Snipe, 29 Curlew and 2 Chiffchaff. (C Selway)

Cape Cornwall: Black redstart late afternoon. Also Brent Goose on the golf course again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Levan: 6 Lapland Buntings in field west of St Levan and a Ring Ouzel.

Porthcurno: 5 White-fronted Geese flew north at 12:20.

Crowdy Reservoir: 4 White-fronted Geese over east late afternoon.

Kynance Cove: 1 Black Redstart.

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest.

Monday 29 October 2012

Late News 28/10 Bodmin Moor: 1 Woodcock (flushed), 20 Redwing, 5 Song Thrush, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Raven, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, mixed flock of Marsh, Coal, Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tits with 3 Goldcrest, 2 Canada Goose, c30Mallard and 1 Moorhen at Red Moor. (P McVey)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Grey Heron, 1+ Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 2 Canada Geese, 19 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 8 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 18 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 1 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Nanquidno: 5 Chiffchaff, 16 Goldcrest, 6, 7, 9 & 9 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 m Siskin and 2 Raven. (D Parker & C Moore)

Drift Reservoir: 4 Mute Swan, 13 Greylag, 59 Mallard, 5 Call Duck, 2 male Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck, m & f Pochard, 7 Little Grebe, 4 Moorhen, 1+ Water Rail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 10 Lapwing, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Parker)

Marazion: 31 Turnstone, 2 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Oystercatcher and 1 Wheatear on the beach plus 15 Dark-bellied Brent Geese by Pulpit Rock and another off the Station House and 2 1w Med Gulls offshore. (D Parker)

Croft Pascoe Pool: Adult Whooper Swan still present. (G Adams)

Kenidjack: 1 Ring Ouzel, Firecrest and Dark-bellied Brent Goose flying down coast. (C Moore)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Great Tit, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Bullfinch (male), 2 Reed Bunting, 11 Goldfinch, 2 Moorhen, 7 Coot, 5 Teal, 7 Wigeon and 1 Pochard from the Cut-off hide. (J St Ledger)

Lundy Bay: 5 Common Scoter and 2 Harbour Porpoise feeding in Lundy Bay between Port Quin and Pentireglaze in the afternoon. (C Selway)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 15 Dark-bellied Brent Geese in the morning. Also 2 Spoonbill on Copperhouse Creek. (B Dodd)

Trevelgue Head (Porth Island), Newquay: Chough at mid-day, feeding but then flew off. (P Mason)

Culdrose: 1 Black Redstart. (D Wright)

Lizard: Olive-backed Pipit still at Little Treleaver, Coverack. (J Foster)

Cape Cornwall: Dark-bellied Brent Goose on the golf course at 11:30. (sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Sennen Cove: Black Redstart at North Rocks. (sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthcurno: Sooty Shearwater and Great Northern Diver this morning.

Porthgwarra: Richard’s Pipit still on the moor.

Sunday 28/10 October 2012

Late News 25/10 Par Beach Pool: 3 Pochard (1 m 2f), 5 Shoveler (2m 3f), 5 Tufted Duck (2 m, 1 f & 2 juv), 1 Little Egret, Water Rail (heard),  Reed Bunting (f), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, and 1 f Bullfinch. Also a 3rd cy ‘graellsii’  LBB Gull with a single metal (BTO?) ring on its left leg. (St Austell Baywatch)

Late News 27/10 Nanquidno: Woodcock flew up valley at 16:00. (M Jones)

Late News 27/10 Cot Valley: Dark-bellied Brent Goose in car park at 18:30. (M Jones)

Late News 27/10 Lizard: Adult Whooper Swan still on Croft Pascoe Pool. (A Chatfield)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 2 Canada Geese, 11 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 10 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 12 Moorhen, 2 Snipe, 14 Curlew (over), 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Stonechat and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Marazion: 1 Oystercatcher on the beach plus 6 Common Scoter, 1 male Gadwall, 1 Teal and 7 Dark-bellied Brent Geese offshore. (D Parker)

Eastern Green: 5 Brent Geese, probably Dark-bellied but distant. (D Parker)

Land’s End: Black Redstart around the complex and 7 Crossbill over. (P St Pierre)

Trewey Common: 1 male Hen Harrier, 2 Merlin and 300 Golden Plover. (L Proctor)

Sennen Cove: 4 ad Med Gulls. (P St Pierre) Also ad Iceland Gull and 1w Yellow-legged Gull reported.

Boscathnoe Reservoir, Penzance: 1 Firecrest and a Red Kite over flying west. (P St Pierre)

Mount Hawke: 1 Jay in a private garden. (R Girling)

Buttermilk Hill: 3 Ring Ouzel and a Black Redstart this morning. Also Common Kestrel, Common Buzzard and 3 Meadow Pipit. (D King)

 Hayle Estuary RSPB: 14 Dark-bellied Brent Geese and 14 Dunlin. (D Eva) 2 Common Gulls at eastern end of Copperhouse Creek, late morning. (D King)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 1 male Blackcap in ossiers by pumping station 10:00. (M Jones)

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Cormorant, pair of Gadwall, 1  Common Gull, 12 Wigeon, 2 Black-headed Gull, 15 Herring Gull, 40 Tufted Duck, 2 Coot, 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Pochard, 2+ Teal and 2 Goldcrest from the Stuart Hutchings hide. 8 Coot, 6 Mallard, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Robin, 1 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Heron, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 5 Goldfinch, 5 House Sparrow,  5 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Skylark, 1 Magpie, 3 Water Rail, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Rook, 1 Buzzard, 12 Wigeon and 4 Teal from the Southern Cut Off. (S Taylor)

Lizard: Adult Whooper Swan still at Croft Pascoe Pool. (B Sharples)

Kynance Cove: Woodcock, 2 Kestrel and 1 Wheatear. (B Sharples)

Sancreed: 53 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, ad Med Gull, 6 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Redwing, 25 Song Thrush, 50 Blackbird, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 2000 Starling, 1 Jay. (D Flumm)

Tresemple Pool, Tresillian: 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 8 Moorhen, 4 Greenshank, 3 Snipe, 50 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 7 Mallard, 12 Teal, 4 Herring Gull, 11 Black-headed Gull, 1 Dunlin, 4 Little Grebe and 3 Call Duck. (G Adams)

Lizard: Olive-backed Pipit at Little Treleaver, also Firecrest and 2+ Black Redstarts. (J Foster)

Coverack: Black Redstart on the beach. (J Foster)

Carrick Roads: 5 Brent Geese at Penarrow Point (4 adults, 1 1st win.) also 2 Firecrests. (S Perfect)

Lamorna: Black Redstart and Dolphins in the bay. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Also Whinchat on the rocks at 14:00.

Kenidjack: Merlin and 2 possible Olive-backed Pipits reported. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Plain an Gwarry: 2 Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Boswednack: 11 Redwings. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler north of the church by the dried up pool and 11 Lapland Buntings on the path to Roskestal Farm.

Porthgwarra: Richard’s Pipit and Snow Bunting still on the moor and 5 Woodlarks at Gwennap Head.

Maer Lake, Bude: 4 Pink-footed Geese at 11:55.

St Just: Black Redstart by the Bolitho Club at 11:30.

Towednack: 2 Black Redstarts at the Old Vicarage.

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Late News 21/10 St Ives: 1 fem/imm Wheater seen on the Island. (T Bunce)

Late News 22/10 Maer Lake: 6 Whooper Swans (four imms and an adult). (P Box per M Grantham)

Late News 23/10 Bodmin Moor: 4 Ring Ouzel before flying off south 15:45 to 17:00 and 240+ Golden Plover over, 2 Jays, 2 Fieldfare and 11 Redwing & 2 Mistle Thrush at Bearah Tor. (B Craven)

Late News 23/10 Lizard: 6+ Black Redstarts, 90 Song Thrush, 35 Redwing, Ring Ouzel, Brambling and Firecrest around the village. (M Grantham)

Mousehole: Olive-backed Pipit in field with temporary horse paddock by two pine trees, third a mile along coast path to Lamorna at SW466254 but elusive in the long grass, also Brambling and 5 Snipe over. (D Parker, B Field et al.) Still present this afternoon. (M Barker) Yellow-browed Warbler also reported late afternoon.

Olive-backed Pipit, Brian Field above Mike Barker below.

Penzance: 3 Firecrests and 2 Chiffchaffs in Penlee Park. (P St Pierre)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler still in the copse by the engine shed plus 70 Redwing. (B Dodd)

Cape Cornwall: Fieldfare and 16 Redwings on the golf course. (B Dodd)

Carnon Downs: Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrests in a private garden. (J Chapple)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 5  Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 7 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 17 Moorhen, 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 15 Meadow Pipit, 10 Goldcrest, 1 Jay and 2+ Cetti’s Warbler (D Parker)

Crugmeer: 10 Lapland Buntings. (D Julian)

Land’s End: Yellow-browed Warbler in the sallows at the north end of Trinity Loop and 8 Ring Ouzels. (M Ahmad) Also Merlin and Tree Pipit in the area. (B Dodd)

Camel Estuary: Striking pale morph Buzzard from Burniere Hide 09:30 – 10:30 sitting on hay bales, also present here yesterday. (S Lilley)

Kingsmill Lake, Saltash: 2 Firecrest in between the two hides, 2+ Snipe, 3 Lapwing, 53 Black-tailed Godwit, 20+ Redshank, 9 Greenshank, 2 Little Egret, 30+ Curlew, 1 Raven, 1 Cormorant, 2 Shoveller, 1 female Pochard, 20+ Wigeon, 15+ Teal and 1 Grey Heron. (C Ellis)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 3 Black Redstart, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Stonechat, 6 Meadow Pipits and 1 male Bullfinch. (J St Ledger & D Chaney)
Black Redstart, John St Ledger.

Falmouth: 8 Crossbill flew NW. (D Chaney)

St Ives: 1 ad Med Gull seen off the Island. (T Bunce)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Spoonbills and a Kingfisher. (W Chegwidden)

Camel Estuary: 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 20+ Blackbird, 250 +Black-headed Gull, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 1 Blue Tit, 1 female Bullfinch, 4 Buzzard, 20+ Carrion Crow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Common Sandpiper, 50+ Cormorant, 50 + Curlew, 20+  Dunlin, 1 Dunnock, 2 Goldfinch, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Greenfinch, 12 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Plover,  3 Grey Wagtail, 200+ Herring Gull, 10 House Sparrow, 6 Jackdaw, 2 Kingfisher, 50+ Lapwing, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30 Little Egret, 5 Little Grebe,  4 Long-tailed Tit, 2   Magpie, 8 Mallard, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Med Gull, 2 Moorhen, 30 Mute Swan, 200+ Oystercatcher, 4 Pied Wagtail, 3 Raven, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 100+Redshank, 20+ Ringed Plover, 1 Robin, 1 Shelduck, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Spotted Redshank, 25 Starling, 1 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 7 Wood Pigeon and 2 Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis) Also Firecrest at Dennis Pool. (D Julian)

Treraven Meadows: 10 Goldfinch, 30  Pied Wagtail, 2 Curlew, 50+ Canada Geese, 1 Grey Heron and 30+ Teal. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Wadebridge: 4 Redwing at Coronation Park. (C Selway) Male Hen harrier at Hal’s Grave junction of A30/A389. (D Julian)

Rosenannon Downs: 600+ Golden Plover, 1 Woodlark and 1 Firecrest and 1 Merlin late morning. (C Selway)

Pendennis, Falmouth: 2 Black Redstart on the gun emplacement by the coastguards, 2 Blackcaps and a Goldcrest. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 1 Kingfisher. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: Marsh Tit, male Pochard and 2 Teal at the southern cutoff. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 2 Greenshank, 30+ Redshank, 50+ Curlew, 40+ Mallard and 5 Little Egret – a couple following a Cormorant swimming in the very shallow water as hunting partners. (D Chaney)

Lamorna: Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Firecrests on east side of valley.

Penberth: 2 Firecrests and a Black Redstart still.

Polgigga: Wryneck on a wall at Lower Bosistow Farm at midday.

Rame Head: 4 Ring Ouzels at 11:10 before flying east.

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Late News 21/10 Lizard: Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer and Lapland Bunting in fields at Lizard Point. (W Claydon per T Blunden

Late News 21/10 Lizard: Ring Ouzel and Yellow-browed Warbler in Church Cove. (W Claydon per T Blunden

Late News 22/10 Lizard: Lapland Bunting in fields at Lizard Point. (T Blunden)

Marazion: Tawny Owl calling in the early hours and summer plumaged Great Northern Diver offshore. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 4  Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 9 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 11 Moorhen, 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 15 Meadow Pipit, 10 Goldcrest, 1 Jay and 2+ Cetti’s Warbler (D Parker & D Flumm)

Land’s End: Yellow-browed Warbler in the sallows at the north end of Trinity Loop and a Lapland bunting over south at 11:10. (M Ahmad) Also 1w Redstart (with pale wing panels), 4 Snipe, 1+ Water Rail, 1 Skylark, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail and c150 Meadow Pipits in the fields between Land’s End and Sennen. (D Parker)

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler in 60 foot Cover and Jack Snipe at the Dried Up Pool. (R White)

Trevescan: 1+ Glossy Ibis in the stubble field SE of Seaview Caravan Park. Also c150 Starling and 1 Fieldfare. (D Parker)

Sennen: 2 ad and 2 1w Med Gulls and 2 1w Common Gulls in field south of Whitesands Lodge. (D Parker)

Mousehole: Olive-backed Pipit in horse paddock 300m along pines half a mile along coast path to Lamorna at SW466254. (M Elliot et al.)

Sennen: Yellow-browed Warbler at Vellendreath. (M Ahmad)

Falmouth: Firecrest and 2 Blackcaps in a private garden in Marlborough Road. (P McCartney)

Penryn River: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 6 Greenshank, 44 Redshank, 35 Curlew, 11 Turnstone, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 5 Teal, 37 Mallard, 2 Water Rail, 1 Moorhen, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Song Thrush, 7 Pied Wagtail and 1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger)

Porth Joke: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Redwing, 20 Blackbird, 5 Song Thrush, 15 Robin, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Goldcrest, 1 Siskin, 25 Chaffinch and 1 Water Rail this evening. (S Rowe)

Rosenonnon Downs: A 3rd cal-year male Hen Harrier hunting, from the road at 14:00, plus 30+ Snipe, 600+ Golden Plover, 19 Raven, 1 Merlin, 800+ Starling and 200+ Meadow Pipit. (C Selway)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Pintail, 1 Shoveler, 50+ Wigeon, 6 Lapwing, 8 Snipe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Merlin and a stunning pale Common Buzzard. (C Selway)

Lamorna: 1 Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Boswednack: 2 Firecrest and 1 Goldcrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Cape Cornwall: Black Redstart still.

Lizard: 5 Black Redstart in Lizard village this morning.

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler still in the copse by the engine shed.

Tintagel: 2 Snow Buntings at Tintagel Castle on the path at 15:00.

Friday 12 October 2012


Late News 11/10 Pendeen: Olive-backed Pipit still on coast path south of the coastguard cottages in the afternoon but mobile.

Late News 11/10 Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler still at the bottom of the valley around the donkey paddock.

Late News 11/10 Lizard: Bonxie and Pom Skua flew past together, viewed from Pistol Meadow at 13:18. (A Hartley)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 10 Canada Geese, 24 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 9 Teal, 12 ad & 1 juv Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 2+ Water Rail, 3 Swallow,  1 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Marazion: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Oystercatcher and 1 Wheatear on the beach and 1w Common Gull by Red River mouth early evening. (D Parker, LGR Evans & A Hartley) Stint sp reported in the evening.

Eastern Green, Penzance: Pale-bellied Brent Goose still offshore. (D Parker & LGR Evans)

Brew: 4 Glossy Ibis in the marshy field south of Brew Pool at cSW 365251 visible from the track beyond the sewerage works, but flew north at 11:10. Also Red-throated Pipit, heard only, called twice. (LGR Evans)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Bonxie, 3 Common Scoter, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater from 07:30 to 08:00. (A Hartley)

Pendeen: 3 Goldcrest & 1 Chiffchaff in Calartha Farm copse; 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Goldcrest & 2 Chiffchaff in Boscaswell stores copse; 1 Coal Tit in churchyard. (A Hartley)

Sancreed: 160 Golden Plover, 1 Wheatear, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Jay, 1 Crossbill. (D Flumm)

Sennen: Snow Bunting flew north over Trevorrian Farm. (LGR Evans)

Cot Valley: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 6 Firecrests and 4 Blackcaps. (LGR Evans)

Penberth: 8 Firecrests. (LGR Evans)

Nanquidno: 1 Firecrest. (LGR Evans)

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler in a hedge just inland from the church. Also 3 Firecrests. (LGR Evans) 2 Yellow-browed Warblers in treesite the turning circle.

Porthgwarra: 2 Firecrests by the car park. (LGR Evans)

Pendeen: Olive-backed Pipit on coast path along from cottages. Before path drops down to small stream , on top of gorse. (B Rankine)

Land’s End: 4 Chiffchaff in sallows between Swingates and car park, 1 Kestrel on cycle track, 4 Linnets, 1 Buzzard and 1 Sparrowhawk on Treave moor. (A Hartley)

Trevorian Farm: 1 Snipe, 6 Skylark, 1 Wheatear. (A Hartley)

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 2 Ring Ouzels both males, 2 Wheatears, 60+ Meadow Pipits, male Sparrowhawk, 6 Common Buzzards and 4 Ravens. (V Stratton)

Truro: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 41 Redshank, 3 Curlew and 8 Oystercatcher at Malpas from Boscawen car park . (J St Ledger)

Church Cove, Lizard: Paddyfield Warbler still in the small quarry at cSW 713128 . (J Rowe & M Barker) Also Yellow-browed Warbler by the church.

Paddyfield Warbler at Church Cove, Colin selway

Coverack: 2 Dotterel flew SW over Little Treleaver at 09:00 towards Arrowan. (J Foster)

Port Isaac: 2 Lapland Buntings, 300+ Skylark, 100+ Meadow Pipit and 100+ Linnet in stubble field south of Varley Head. (C Selway)

Loe Pool, Helston: Great White Egret in the reeds at the north end.

Lizard: Yellow-browed Warbler again at Pistil Meadows at 14:05.

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest still at the bottom of the valley around the donkey paddock.


Wednesday 10 October 2012

Late News 08/10 Pendennis, Falmouth: 40 Kittiwakes west in 2 flocks. (D Chaney)

Late News 09/10 Argal Reservoir:  2 Canada Geese, 1 Grey Heron, 120 Herring Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 1 Greenshank heard. (D Chaney)

Late News 09/10 College Reservoir: 10 Mute Swan (incl the 8 young), 19 Wigeon, 6+ Moorhen, 17 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Heron, c40 Swallow and 1 House Martin. (D Chaney)

Late News 09/10 Gorrangorras , Penryn River: c20 Curlew, c40 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Egret and 11 Turnstone. (D Chaney)

Late News 09/10 Polgigga: Turtle Dove with 12 Collared doves on wires by the duckpond. (D Parker)

Late News 09/10 Mullion: Photo of yesterdays Yellow-browed Warbler. (S Bury)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 2 Canada Geese, 45 Mallard, 11 Teal, 21 ad & 4 juv Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 1+ Water Rail, 13 Curlew over, 6 Med Gull (2 ads, 2 2w, 2 1w), 44 Black-headed Gull,  2 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff and 4+ Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Marazion beach: 20 Turnstone, 6 Ringed Plover and 1 Wheatear. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: Whinchat, 30 Turnstone, 2 White Wagtail and 1 Common Scoter in the morning. (P St Pierre)

Chyandour Combe, Penzance: 2 Firecrest. (P St Pierre)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler at the bottom of the valley by the last house, also 2 Firecrest, fem, Ring Ouzel, Redstart and Swallow. (LGR Evans) Pied Flycatcher by the engine shed. (A Hartley)

Cot Valley: 3 Firecrest, Pied Flycatcher and 2 Chough. (LGR Evans)

Pendeen: Pied Flycatcher in copse by Boscaswell Stores. (A Hartley)

Nanquidno: Probable Olive-backed Pipit at bottom of valley flew north at 11:50 and Wryneck by track to Gurland Farm at 13:45. (M Elliot)

Old Lizard Head: Probable Tawny Pipit in stubble and a Grasshopper Warbler. (T Blunden)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7+ Med Gull (5+ Ad, 1 2w & 1 1w), 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 29 Dunlin, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 23 Redshank, 8 Lapwing and 2 Peregrine. (D Parker) Little Stint reported in the morning.

Lizard: 1w Ortolan Bunting in stubble field in valley to Housel Bay, also juv Red-backed Shrike and Merlin. (LGR Evans)

Gyllyngvase, Falmouth: 2 Med Gulls and 1 Little Egret. (D Chaney)

Pendennis, Falmouth: 2 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 50+ auk sp, 4 Kittiwake, 1 skua sp, 2 Med Gull in bay, 2+ Chiffchaff and 15+ Swallow over. (D Chaney)

Pendeen: Olive-backed Pipit on the coast path south west of the coastguard cottages on the road down to the lighthouse at SW 376352. Also 2 Whinchats.

Lizard, Church Cove: Paddyfield Warbler showing well north of the village on the coastpath by the small quarry. Please park only in the church car park. Also Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher.

Photo 1 by Tony Mills, 2 & 3 by Alex Mckechnie.

Video by John Chapple.

Camel Estuary: 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6  Blackbird, 200 +Black-headed Gull, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Blue Tit, 8 Buzzard, 50+ Carrion Crow, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Collared Dove, 3 Common Sandpiper, 20+ Cormorant, 150+ Curlew, 30+  Dunlin, 2 Goldfinch, 5 Greenshank, 4 Grey Heron, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Grey Wagtail, 200+ Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 100+ Jackdaw, 1 Kestrel, 20+ Lapwing, 50+ Little Egret,  5 Long-tailed Tit, 2   Magpie, 20 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Med Gull, 10 Mute Swan, 200 + Oystercatcher, 4 Pied Wagtail, 4 Raven, 50 Red-legged Partridge, 100+ Redshank, 15 Ringed Plover, 2 Robin, 70+ Rook, 1 Ruff, 2 Sanderling, 10 Starling, 1 Swallow and 10 Wood Pigeon. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Pendeen: 1 Wheatear near the lighthouse, usual Mipit flock, 1 Goldcrest in the Old Count House by the lighthouse, 2 Goldcrests in the sallows on the track to Manor Farm. (A Hartley)

Tregeseal: Firecrest and 1w male Redstart. (A Hartley)

St Agnes Head: Male Snow Bunting on S W Coast Path at 13. 30. (A Williams)

Penzance: Brent Goose off Eastern Green (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penberth Cove: 3 Firecrests.

Trevorrian Pool: 2 Glossy Ibis plus a Hooded Crow and a hybrid.

Rame Head: Yellow-browed Warbler still in the churchyard.

Lizard Point: Yellow-browed Warbler at Pistil Meadow at 16:50.

 Loe Pool, Helston: Great White Egret still in the reeds in the NE corner.