Monday 28th October 2019

Late News, 27/10, Penwith College, Penzance: 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (J Chapman)

Late News, 26/10, Whitecross, Newquay: 4.30pm: 11 Whooper Swan flying low heading North, 4 Yellowhammer, 5 Skylark, 6 Meadow Pipit, 30+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Dunnock, 13 House Sparrow, 6 Chaffinch, 6 Blackbird, 8 Robin and 4 Wren. (S & D Thomas)

Late News, 27/10, Crugmeer to Stepper Point: 2 Pr Raven, 1 Peregrine, 2 Buzzard, 4 Stonechat, 8 Meadow pipit, 60+ Starling, 4 Cormorant and 1 Snow Bunting. 3 Red Admiral and 2 Speckled Wood. (S & D Thomas)

Late News, 27/10 Cape Cornwall: 5 Chough (Ella Stinton)

Nanjizal: Rustic Bunting flew south from Nanjizal pond. (K Wilson)

St Levan: Siberian Chiffchaff in 1st sallow clump North of the turning circle. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 5 Snow Bunting, Woodlark, Black Redstart, Firecrest & Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)

Lands End: possible Pallid Swift flew over Mayon Cliff at 7.40 am. Also Red-breasted Flycatcher still on the west side of Swingates House in Willows. Snow Bunting on coast path 50m north of complex, Great White Egret over, House Martin and Black Redstart reported. 2 Swallow (J Hawkey) 1 drake Red-breasted Merganser (flew south), 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Golden Plover, 1 Wheatear, 10 Song Thrush, 1 juvenile Turtle Dove, 3 Firecrest, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Kingfisher. (T Phelps, M Doyle, M Broadbent)

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrest, 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff and Bullfinch. (S Nichols)

Cape Cornwall: Large Thrush and Finch movement early on (mainly Redwing and Chaffinch). Also, 2 Black Redstart, Blackcap and 2 Chiffchaff. (S Nichols)

Porth Mear (Vis Mig): 1 Little Bunting, 5 Black -headed Gull, 11 Song Thrush, 8 Fieldfare, 60 Chaffinch, 41 Meadow Pipit , 10 Siskin, 17 Redwing, 92 Skylark, 189 Starling, 1 Goldfinch, 3 Grey Wagtail, 7 Pied Wagtail, 3 Curlew, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 4 Chough, 25 Woodpigeon, 5 Common Scoter.  (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Great White Egret early am on front of marsh. (P Walsh) Then seen flying towards Crowlas before turning back and landing on Great Hogus Rock 8:00. (S Rogers). Then flew toward Little London 8:45 then back West 9:15. (R Veal) Also, 1 Swallow through and 3 Water Rail (S Turner)

Marazion Beach: 1 Water Pipit at red river mouth, 50+ Meadow Pipit, 2 nominate Wheatear, 15 Turnstone, 4 Ringed Plover, 12 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 14 Greenfinch. (R Veal)

Penzance, Wherrytown: 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 76 Black-headed Gull. (S Grose)

Walmsley: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 30 Cattle Egret, 1 Scaup (female), 1 Pintail (drake), 6 Shoveler, 10+ Gadwall, 20+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 40+ Lapwing, 3 Snipe. Also numbers of Wigeon & Teal. (J St Ledger)

Scaup – J St Ledger

Bodmin Moor: Rough Tor plantation: 250,000+ Starling in amazing murmurations. (J St Ledger)

Goonhilly Reserve: 1 adult female Hen Harrier. (S Buckle)

Prussia Cove: 6 + Firecrest and Chiffchaff. (J Turner)

Sennen Cove: 13 Chough, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Porthcothan Valley: 25 Golden Plover, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 60 Woodpigeon, 10 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing , 6 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Liskeard: 1 Black Rdstart (D Julian)

Colliford Lake: 11 Crossbill at Colliford Tavern, 500+ Golden Plovers, 600+ Starlings, 2f Goosander,1 Dunlin, 2 Great Crested Grebe,1f Merlin. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Common Crossbill – C Buckland

Dozmary Pool: 2m Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck and 5 Teal. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Degibna: 1 Peregrine, 4 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Firecrest, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker,1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 20 Bullfinch, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Roe Deer (J Evans)

Constantine: Large influx of thrushes this morning over my house between 7 and 8 am. Over 1000 mixed Redwing, Fieldfare and Song Thrushes seen including two flocks of in excess of 200 Fieldfares. Plus some Siskins. (T Pinfield)

Mount Hawke: 98 Starling on overhead wires at 07:53. (RB & PC Girling)

RSPB Wildlife Cruise Scillonian III: Penzance to Wolf Rock: 2 drake Eider, 63 Gannet, 2 Shag, 8 Herring Gull, 11 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Kittiwake, 4 auk sp, 9 Razorbill, 20 Guillemot, 2 Puffin, c20 Starling, 5 Redwing, 1 Wren and 1 Porpoise. Wolf Rock to Hugh Town: 61 Gannet, c50 Shag, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Herring Gull, 11 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Kittiwake, 1 Razorbill and 1 Black Redstart. Hugh Town to Wolf Rock:  4 Mallard, 2 female Common Scoter, 82 Gannet, c30 Shag, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Herring Gull, 29 Great Black-backed Gull and 3 Grey Seal. Wolf Rock to Penzance:  15 Gannet, 2 Cormorant, 23 Shag, 9 Black-headed Gull, 12 Herring Gull, 27 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Kittiwake, 10 auk sp, 1 Razorbill, 17 Guillemot, 1 Great Skua, 1 House Sparrow and 2 Common Dolphin. (DK Parker)

Wren – D Parker

Black Redstart – D Parker

House Sparrow – D Parker

Helston Boating Lake: 3 Shoveler, Gray Wagtail, 2 Muscovy duck. (J Witheywood)

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Sunday 18th November 2018

Late news, 13/11, St Just: 1 Merlin. (V Barnes)

Late news, 16/11, Porthcurno: 1 Peregrine on coastal path near Minack. (V Barnes)

Late news, 17/11, Camel Estuary: 1 Wheatear from Burniere hide. (B Rankine)

Wheatear, Barry Rankine

Late news, 17/11, Helston Boating Lake: Ferruginous Duck still present. (K Dalziel)

Ferruginous Duck, Kate Dalziel

Land’s End: 1 Pallid Swift flying around the complex from midday onwards. (M Bishop, J Chapple et al.)

Pallid Swift, Steve Rogers

Pallid Swift, Phil Taylor

Pallid Swift, Phil Taylor

Millbrook: 1st winter Bonaparte’s Gull feeding just offshore with hundreds of Black-headed Gulls at 3pm also still 1 Cattle Egret at Radford Lane, Millbrook this afternoon. (A C Robinson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill, 100+ Golden Plover on main estuary. (D Clapp) 1 Water Pipit, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad and 1w),1w Garganey, 45 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Common Gull. (M Halliday)

Spoonbill and Little Egret, David Clapp

Golden Plover, David Clapp

Phillack:  2 Black Redstart. (Dawn Parker)

Porthgwarra: 2 Woodlark over 11:45am, 1 Black Redstart by stonewall. (M Wallace, R Wilkins, R Augarde) 1 Siberian Chiffchaff still in ‘hidden valley’. (R Veal, B Mellow)

Wadebridge: 23 Cattle Egret again in field by road right of Trewornan Bridge

St Clement: 2 Cattle Egret at Nance Farm. (S Grose)

Sennen Cove: 1 Phalarope sp feeding just offshore where a wide, shallow stream of water flows across the beach from between the sand dunes.(G West) Plus 1 Snow Bunting along footpath towards Lands End.

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (J Rowe)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (halfway along east side in sallows), 100’s of Redwing and Woodpigeon moving through, 3 Fieldfare, 1 Little Egret, 4 Moorhen, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 35 Mallard, 1 Muscovy Duck. (D Chaney, CBWPS walk)

College Reservoir: 1 Nuthatch, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (D Chaney, CBWPS walk)

Morvah, Rose Valley: 1 Swift sp. over 9:00 also 1 f Black Redstart later (V Barnes) [probably the same swift as at Lands End that was later identified at Pallid Swift – Ed]

Saltash, Kingsmill Lake: 64 Avocet, 158 Dunlin, 91 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Redshank, 7 Greenshank, 2 Grey Plover, 8 Lapwing, 33 Curlew, 162 Wigeon, 15 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 3 Pintail, 22 Shelduck, 4 Barnacle Goose, 70 Canada Goose, 2 Cormorant, 46 Black-headed Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 3 Great Created Grebe. (P Kemp)

Malpas: 52 Black tailed Godwit, 4 Curlew, 11 Dunlin, 3 Oystercatcher, 33 Redshank, 23 Shelduck, 123 Teal from sunny corner. (S Grose)

Kenidjack: 114 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush east in off the sea in an hour (14:00-15:00). (D Flumm)

Crowlas: 140 Redwing, 40 Fieldfare over in just 10 mins early am. Redwing ‘pouring’ in-off the sea all around West Cornwall today – over 1,000 seen in total. (R Veal)

Towan Head: 1 Woodcock.

Sancreed: 293 Canada Goose. (D Flumm)

Stithians: flock of Fieldfare in garden. (F Cox)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Barnacle Goose with c30 Canada Goose,  1 Common Gull, 90+ Starling, 50 Lapwing, 1 f Pintail, 1 Goldeneye, Southern Cut-off Hide: 1 Raven, 1 Little Egret, 6+ Snipe, 3 Red Fox. (D Chaney)

Penhale Point: 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Chough. (S Grose)

Gluvian: 1 Merlin (B Bosisto L Payne)

Penzance: 12 Purple Sandpiper by Jubilee Pool, 1 Eider in the bay. (A.Livsey).

Roseland, Carne Beach:  22 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 4 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver. 1  Chough. 2.30pm. (D Hall)

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