Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Late news, 29/11, St Germans: 1 Cattle Egret in field c1 mile west of St Germans with 100+ Herring Gull from the train. (D Chaney)

Constantine: 1 Woodcock and 1 Snipe in wet meadow north of village, female Black Redstart & Stonechat in Trebarvah Court (J Chapman) Also 1 fem/1w Black Redstart at Trebarvah Court

Swanvale NR: 1 Yellow-browed warbler near renovated pump station. (G Wills)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Firecrest and 7 Blackcap along Copperhouse Creek. (D Flumm)

Lelant Saltings (08:20-10:10): 12 Canada Goose, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 320 Wigeon, 278 Teal, 1 Sanderling, 18 Dunlin, 4 Knot, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 38 Redshank, 1 Little Stint, 18 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Caspian Gull (subadult), 78 Black-headed Gull, 89 Herring Gull, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 6 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush. Carnsew Pool (10:30-11:40): 1 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Northern Diver (P Nason)

Penzance: Pacific Diver off Jubilee Pool at 09:56 also 10 Purple Sandpiper. 1 Ring-necked Parakeet over Chyandour Combe calling. (P St Pierre)

Longrock: Pacific Diver off the car park at 11:00.

Cudden Point: 1 adult Black-throated Diver (M Ahmad)

Black-throated Diver-M Ahmad

Cot valley: 1 Pallas’s Warbler by steep part of road opp’ Carrallack cottage. Also, Willow warbler still, opp’ Daisy cottage. (P Clarke)

Lizard Point: 1 Black Guillemot, also 2 Shelduck and 1 Shoveler. (T Blunden)

Restronguet Weir: 11 Black-necked Grebe, 2 (possibly 3) Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 14 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Black-necked and Slavonian Grebes – J St Ledger

Land’s End: 1 Jack Snipe in Trinity Loop. (P Taylor H Mitchell)

Towan Head, Newquay: 5 Purple Sandpipers, 1 Grey Plover with small mixed flock of Oystercatcher & Turnstone behind Headland hotel. Also, 2 Black Redstart behind sewage block plus 2 Common & 1 Bottlenose Dolphin close in the bay. (M  Lammas)

Pennance Point, Falmouth: 1 f Eider, 1 Black-throated Diver, 25 Common Scoter, 25 Shag. (S Van Hear)

St Gothian Sands:  150 Teal, 37 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Gull, 34 Tufted Duck, 3 Gadwall. (S Turner)

Carnsew Pool: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Chiffchaff. (S Turner)

Gluvian: 1 Woodcock in private garden feeding in chicken run (L Payne)

Maer Lake: 1 Shoveler, 2 Ruff, 1 Common Gull (B Bosisto)

Marazion: Otter from road look out. (J and J Elvin)


Friday 29th November 2019

Late news, 28/11, Sennen: 1 Buff-bellied Pipit reported still in 4th field SW of school.

Mount’s Bay: 1 Pacific Diver (Cudden Point), 30+ Great Northern Diver, 4 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Skua from Mermaid II. (M Ahmad)

Swanpool: 1 Garden Warbler. (L Langley)

Garden Warbler – M Doyle

Cot Valley: Willow Warbler in Castor Oil flowers by Daisy Cottage. (N Wheatley)

Camel Estuary: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Firecrest. (L Payne)

Mylor Harbour: 11 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great Northern Diver, 15 Turnstone. (T Phelps, M Doyle, L Langley)

Swanpool: 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 probable Black Guillemot distant on the sea this evening then flew out into the bay. (T Phelps, M Doyle, G Jenkins-Jones, M Broadbent)

Mawgan Bridge: 1 drk Mandarin. (M Grantham)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Red-necked Grebe. (M Doyle)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Firecrest with 41 Common Scoter, 2 Shelduck offshore. (J Hawkey)

Eden Project: 26 Siskin, 35 Blackbird. (D Flumm)

Perranuthnoe-Little London Beach: 2 Water Pipit, 1 Black-throated type Diver (flew East), 8 Great Northern Diver, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, c100 Chaffinch, 6 Chiffchaff. (R Veal)

Chyandour: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Black Redstart, 2 Firecrest, 1 Stonechat. (P St Pierre)

Loe Beach: 3 Black-necked Grebe. (R Wilkins)

Egloshayle: 18 Yellowhammer plus flock of c.300 mixed finches feeding in stubble fields. (A Langdon)

Tywardreath: 1 Firecrest, 2 Long-tailed tits, 4 Redwing in private garden. (R. Barlow)

Kelynack: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 9 Long-tailed Tits, 20+ fieldfare, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail in a private garden. (C Moore)

Porthilly Point: 9 Brent Geese, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 19 Common Gull, 75 Oystercatcher, 11 Curlew, 66 Wigeon, 9 Redshank. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Water Rail. (S Williams)

Water rail – S Williams

Truro: 10+ Long-tailed Tits and Meadow Pipit again in our private garden. (K&J Mortimore)

Lanhydrock: 5+ Brambling among c.200 Chaffinch along the driveway and at start of cycle trails. (J Rance)

Threemilestone: 2 Redwings, 2 m&f Blackcap, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wren and 1 Goldcrest. (E Harris)

Rock: 3 Tawny Owl heard, 2 probable Pipistrelle Bat from private garden. (S Grose)


Thursday 28th November 2019

Late news, 27/11, St Ives: 1 Sabine’s Gull. (B Dodd)

Mount’s Bay: 1 Pacific Diver close off Jubilee Pool. (G Williams) Also, 6 Great Northern Diver, 4 Red-throated Diver, 50+ f-type Common Scoter. (S Rogers, R Veal) 20+ Swallow reported along Penzance seafront.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 subad Caspian Gull, 4 (3ad, 1x3w) Yellow-legged Gull, 1 ad argentatus Herring Gull, 1 Knot, 1 juv Kittiwake at low tide. (R Veal)

Helston STW: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler nearby. (D Collins)

Stithians Reservoir: 1f Lesser Scaup (still), 4 Goldeneye, 2 Snipe. (J St Ledger)

Lesser Scaup – J St Ledger

Mawnan Smith: 7 Woodlark, 1 Snipe, 2 Stock Dove, 50 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Fieldfare, 8 Pied Wagtail, 25 Linnet. (T Phelps)

Nansidwell: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 65+ Chaffinch, 1 Skylark, 10 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting. (T Phelps)

Swanpool: 1 Eider 50m off the beach (J Irvine)

Eider – J Irvine

Falmouth Bay: 2 Great Northern Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 18 Kittiwakes, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Eider (same as the Swanpool bird but seen from Castle Beach and much later in the day), 12 Common Scoter, and 1 Mediterranean Gull. Also pod of 10+ Common Dolphin. (M Doyle, T Phelps, C Urquhart)

Drift Reservoir: 1st w Long-tailed Duck, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 (1m 2f) Tufted Duck, 10 Mallard, 1 Coot, 1 Kingfisher. (M Webb)

Long-tailed Duck – M Webb

St Anthony Head: 1 Cirl Bunting, 1 Brambling, 1 Firecrest (J Lewis)

Land’s End: 1w Black Redstart at Land’s End Airport. (O Mockbridge)

Penryn: female-type Black Redstart on Environment and Sustainability Institute building this morning. (E Pursey, L Langley)

Towan Head: 1 f Black Redstart, 2 Stonechat, 4 Rock Pipit at toilets. (J Green)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Green Sandpiper, 9 Goosander 4m 5F, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Cormorant, 1m Gadwall, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Wren. (R Mudge, J Turner)

St. Germans: Firecrest in private garden. (A Blonden)

Loe Pool: 1 Treecreeper in woodland by main path from Helston to Loe Pool. (D Collins)

St Columb Road: 1 Male Blackcap, 8 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Blue Tits, 2 Dunnocks. (B Tregunna)

Blackcap – B Tregunna

Lostwithiel: 1f Blackcap. (M Surgey)

Charlestown: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker on nut feeder. (D Hastilow)

Millbrook: 6 Curlew, 20 Redshank, 2 Teal, 2 Shelduck. (R Napp)

St Ives: Firecrest in private garden again this afternoon. (M Rouncefield)

Praize an Beeble: Firecrest in private garden. (A Middleton)


Monday 25th November 2019

Gerald Stanley Gay (Stan to his many friends) sadly passed away on 31st October 2019 at home with his family aged 80 years, a loving husband, dad and grandad. The funeral service will be at 11:00 Trelawny Chapel, Penmount Crematorium, Tuesday 26th November 2019. No flowers by request, donations in lieu if desired for the British Heart Foundation may be sent c/o the funeral directors W J Beswetherick & Son Ltd, Central House, Fairmantle Street, Truro Tel 01872 274021

Stan Gay 8th March 2019

Late news, 24/11, St Ives Island: Juvenile Female Merlin. (C Oates)

Merlin – Chris Oates

Penzance: Pacific Diver again off Jubilee Pool, but distant. Also 6+ Great Northern Diver, 4+ Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Skua and 1 airborne Blue-fin Tuna. (L Proctor) 7 Red-throated Diver, 7 Great Northern Diver, 50+ Common Scoter, 23 Purple Sandpiper ,32 Sanderling,1 Kittiwake,1 Great Skua (O Frampton)

Stithians Reservoir: 1f Lesser Scaup from Stuart Hutchings hide, plus 1 Mediterranean Gull. (J Chapman, R ffrench-Constant)

Malpas: 1 Firecrest in private garden. Also 2 Siskin on feeder. (A.Hill)

Loe pool: 1 Bittern (S Bury)

Lizard Point: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Red-throated Diver past, 600 Kittiwake in an hour. (D Collins)

Illogan: 1 Ring-necked Parakeet in Ventonraze 08.40 (J Baker)

River Gannel: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Dipper, 7 Little Egret, 2 Blackcap at Gannel filling station. (S Grose)

Newquay : 100+ Pied Wagtail roosting on the roof of Morrisons Supermarket at 9pm (S Grose)

St Ives: 2 male Blackcap in private garden this morning. (M Rouncefield)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Green Sandpiper on the weir. 10 Goosander 3m 7f, 2 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Tufted Duck, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren. (R Mudge)

Looe: viewed from Hannafore this afternoon; 7 Eider, 1 Teal, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Slavonian Grebe (A Payne)

Pencarrow Estate: 3 Marsh Tit, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Crossbill (L Payne)


Sunday 24th November 2019

Late News, 21&22/11, Shortlanesend: Male Redstart in private garden. (P Barstow)

Mounts Bay: Adult Pacific Diver still off west side of Jubilee Pool towards St Michael’s Mount again. Also, 9 Red-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 61 Common Scoter,all female (S. Rogers, M. Ahmad, J. Hawkey, J Chapple). 40+ Turnstone, 39 Sanderling, 20+ Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 12 Purple Sandpiper on beach by harbour wall 11.00 – 12.00. ( M Webb)

Pacific Diver – M Mckee

Pacific Diver – M Mckee

Pacific Diver – M Mckee

Pacific Diver – M Mckee


Purple Sandpiper – M Webb

Newlyn Harbour: Male Eider and Great Northern Diver this afternoon. (M Rouncefield)

Male Eider and Great Northern Diver – M Rouncefield

St Levan: Dusky Warbler in the large sallow clump on the South side of Raftra Pool. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 21 nominate Chiffchaff,  3 Goldcrest, Firecrest, 2 Blackcap and a Swallow all trapped and ringed. Also present 1 Woodcock, 8 Redwing, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Siskin in the valley.(K Wilson, B Bosisto)

Sennen: 1 Curlew, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Merlin, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail , 1 Lapland Bunting (overhead) (B Bosisto)

Polgigga: 4 Swallow this afternoon. (M Wallace)

Sancreed: 2 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 1 Woodcock, 9 Golden Plover, 70 Stock Dove, 30 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 4 Goldcrest. Towards dusk 2,340 Jackdaw flew west to roost 15:30-16:30 hrs. (D Flumm)

Whacker Quay: Drake Green-winged Teal, (A C Robinson, G K Gordon)

Rame Head: 14 Cattle Egret, at Radford Lane. Also, 140 Common Scoter, 1 female Eider. (A C Robinson, G K Gordon)

Walmsley: 50+ Cattle Egret in flooded field, 1 female Scaup, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 male Mandarin, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 50+ Canada Goose, 1 Pintail, 1 Water Rail, 15 Shoveler, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Shelduck, 2000+ Starlings in reed bed, good numbers of Curlew, Teal, Wigeon, Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Roe Deer. (A Piper)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet over Valley Gardens 08.20 (J Baker)

St Ives: Firecrest in private garden this morning. (M Rouncefield)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Cattle Egret flew over Carnsew Pool to east 8:45, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 ad argentatus Herring Gull, 45 Cormorant over. (R Veal) 2 Yellow-legged Gull (adult and 2nd winter), 4 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Whimbrel (B Bosisto)

Dozmary Pool: 28 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 5 Tufted Duck ( D Eva )

Halvana: 7 Crossbill, 2 Treecreeper ( D Eva )

Stithians Reservoir: 1st w f Lesser Scaup, 4f type Goldeneye (all on SE side), 7 Tufted Duck, 36 Mallard, 1f Gadwall, 39 Wigeon (including flock of 37 in from the north), 19 Teal, 15 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 11 Cormorant, 75 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1+ Kingfisher, 5 Goldcrest, 21 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 24 Long-tailed Tit (9,9,6). (D Chaney)

Helston Boating Lake: Ferruginous Duck (presumed escape). (S Rogers)

Ferruginous Duck – S Rogers

Par Market East Carpark: 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 11 Long- tailed Tit. (S Grose)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail, 13 Mute Swan (Inc 1 with metal ring on right leg. The British Museum :W27236), 6 Coot, 297 Canada Geese, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 4 Eider, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Turnstone, 9 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Common Gull, 1 Firecrest. (P Roseveare)

Porthpean: 1 female Velvet Scoter, 84 Common Scoter, 16 Black-throated Diver, 8 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Firecrest. (P Roseveare)

Portholland: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 7 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver. (P Roseveare)

Caerhays Castle: 2 Pintail, 4 Little Grebe, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Great Northern Diver offshore. (P Roseveare)

Pendower: 14 Great Northern Diver, 4 Black-throated Diver. (P Roseveare)

Portscatho: 1 Grey Plover, 1 Redshank, 37 Turnstone, c.30 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver. (P Roseveare)

Trethillick, near Padstow: Hooded Crow (D Julian)

Hooded Crow – D Julian

Newquay, Towan Head:  19 Purple Sandpiper, 13 Turnstone,  12 Oystercatcher on rocks behind Headland Hotel.  2 Black Redstarts around toilets area. (M Lammas, D Thomas)

Porth Joke: 1 Goosander, 2 Woodcock, 1 Siskin. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 1f Scaup, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 f Goldeneye, 4 Great crested Grebe, 1 Goosander (redhead), 25 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Teal, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker,. (S Grose)

Trevarrion: 5 Chough, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Reed Bunting, 7 Greenfinch from Beacon Cove. (S Grose)

Falmouth, Gyllngvase: 12 probable Common Scoter 500m from shore (S Van Hear)

Trencrom Hill: 16 Raven. (C Benton)

Lower Moors, Roughtor: 4 Peregrine, 3 Merlin, 8 Buzzard and 2 Kestrel hunting about 400000 starling. Also 2 Woodcock. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: Goosander off the Doom Bar and a Great Northern Diver off Padstow. (D Julian)

Crugmeer: 1 Grey Partridge and +70 Skylarks. (D Julian)



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)


Monday 21st October 2019

Late news, 20/10, Lizard Point: 1 juvenile Hobby and 1 Merlin also 1 of 2 Ravens chasing a calf across the entire length of a field. (J Irvine)

Hobby – Jon Irvine

Merlin – Jon Irvine

Merlin – Jon Irvine

Penzance: Possible Pacific Diver reported off Jubilee Pool at 09:19 but distant. Red-throated Diver in harbour early morning. (B Sharples) 2 drake Eider at Battery Rocks c15:00. (R Fox)

Red-throated Diver – Alex McKechnie

Treen: 1 Richard’s Pipit reported over East 10:42.

Sennen: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff reported at Gwynver.

Land’s End: Cetti’s Warbler at Swingates. (M Elliott) 1 Snow Bunting along cycle track early am. (T McGowan)

Nanjizal: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest and 1 Woodlark over. (K Wilson) 2 Short-eared Owl at Faraway Cottage. (R Veal)

Nanquidno: Firecrest, 12 Goldcrest, Green Woodpecker & c1,500 Jackdaw west. (P Aley)

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler by car park. Vismig – 557 Chaffinch, 44 Skylark, 120+ Stock Dove, Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush, 19 alba wagtails, 4 Siskin, 11 Goldfinch, 16 Linnet. (D Balmer) 1 Ring Ouzel reported at bottom of valley.

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler at the donkey paddock and a Yellow-browed Warbler half way down by the waterfall and old mine buildings. (R Bradbury) Also 90 Fieldfare over, 2 Chough, 2 Chiffchaff. (D Balmer)

Lizard: Yellow-browed Warbler and 6 Ring Ouzel reported in the Youth hostel Garden. 2 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 5 Song Thrush, 7 Blackbird, 3 Greenfinch, 4 Wren, 2 Redwing, 2 Great Tit this afternoon. (J Hawkey)

Penryn: 1902 Redwing and 249 Fieldfare over the campus 07:30-08:45. (M Broadbent, C Urquhart)

St Ives: Pale-bellied Brent Goose in the harbour. (M Spicer)

Stithians Reservoir: 25 Lapwing, 4 Meditteranean Gull, 1 Snipe, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher. (D Eva)

Sennen Cove: Merlin over, 7 Med Gulls, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls. (D Balmer)

Bude: 200 Canada Geese, 2 Moorhen, 20 Mallard, 3 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose and 2 hybrid farmyard geese at Whalmsbury Lake. (S Windle)

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest in the cottage garden, Jack Snipe, Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap. (J Lowen)

Drift Reservoir: Cattle Egret, 2 Greenshank, 20 Fieldfare. (R Veal)

Polgigga/St Levan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (Lower Bosistow), 1 Whinchat, 2 Brambling, c90 Redwing, c275 Fieldfare, 3 Mistle Thrush, c85 Skylark, 18 Blackcap, 7 Goldcrest, 4 Grey Wagtail, 31 Siskin, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Golden Plover, 3 Lapwing, 7 Snipe, 1 Ringed Plover, c850 Stock Dove, c2000 Jackdaw, 1 released White Stork. (R Veal)

Carnyorth Common: 155 Fieldfare, 2 Merlin, 50+ Golden Plover. (P Clement)

Pendeen: Willow Warbler still in the churchyard. (P Clement)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 27 Mallard, 5 Teal, 1 Gadwall, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 8 Moorhen 4+ Water Rail (heard only), 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 Snipe and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Cormorant – Dave Parker

Cormorant – Dave Parker

Cormorant – Dave Parker

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 3 Tawny Owl heard only at 02:00. (B.Toms)

Sennen: Flock of 30+ Stock Dove over. (J Hicks)

Crowlas: 1 Tawny Owl, 3 Redwing flocks 05:45. (R Veal)

Downderry (0750-0835): 340 Kittiwake, 1 Arctic Skua East, 14 Common Scoter West. (A Payne)

Torpoint: 1 Red-breasted Merganser. (C Buckland)

Rame: 1 male Black Redstart, 1 Redstart, 3 Wheatear, 4 Blackcap, 2 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 100+ Linnet, 70+ Woodpigeon, 10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Black Redstart, Chris Buckland

Porthcurno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.