Friday 24th September 2021

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Pectoral Sandpiper 400m SW of Watersports Centre.
From South end, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 14 Ringed Plover, 15 Snipe. (S Kolodziejski, D Collins). Also 3 Spotted Redshank at Southern end (Birdguides) and 2 Ruff all week by cafe/visitor’s centre. (S Turner)

Pectoral Sandpiper – David Collins

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper in Loveny this afternoon. Also, 4 Dunlin, 11 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Wheatear, 5 Teal, 4 Great-crested Grebe, 4 (1 x adult, 3 x Juvenile) Yellow-legged Gull, 273 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 12 Herring Gull. (P Roseveare) Do not enter the lane or fields that lead from the road to Loveny Reserve. There are cows with calves in the fields and they are extremely aggressive.

Trevescan: 1 Rosy Starling (juvenile) still. (N R Rogers)

Rosy Starling -Nigel Rogers

Marazion: 1 Spoonbill on beach then flushed, circled over the marsh for a while. (J Cumming). Also seen on marsh this morning. (M Ahmad)

Spoonbill – Mashuq Ahmad

Spoonbill – Mashuq Ahmad

Spoonbill and Grey Heron – Mashuq Ahmad

Falmouth Bay, offshore: 7 Great Shearwater, 1 Long-tailed Skua (adult), 15+ Sooty Shearwater, 15+ Balearic Shearwater, 50+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Minke Whale, Common Dolphins, Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. (S Bearhop)

Devoran: 60+ Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 50+ Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 34 Dunlin, 19 Oystercatcher, 4 Mute Swan, 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Cormorant and 1 Little Egret at Tallack’s Creek. (G Fisher)

Common Sandpiper, Redshanks and Spotted Redshank – Gill Fisher

Restroguet Creek: 1 Osprey opposite Point Quay at 14:00, present since 12.30 and eating a fat mullet again. (M Wilson). Also 1 Knot, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Grey Wagtail, 106+ Dunlin. (T Wilson)

Hayle Estuary: 4 Brent Goose from Lelant side. (C Lewis)

Brent Geese – Craig Lewis

Hayle Carnsew Pool, 13.45 – 14.15: 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 25 Dunlin, 2 Grey Plover, 12 Oystercatcher, 4 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 2 Little Egret . (M Webb)

Bar-tailed Godwit – Martin Webb

Greenshank – Martin Webb

Grey Plover – Martin Webb

Copperhouse Creek: Spotted Redshank still. (M Ahmad)

Siblyback: Garganey, 24 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 1 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, ad Yellow-legged Gull. (P Kemp)

St Clement: 1 Grey Plover. (L Sampson)

Gannel Estuary: 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 9 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Gillan Creek: 3 Cattle Egret, 2 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper. (D Collins)

Calenick Creek: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Greenshank, 20 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 4 Teal. (A Nicholson)

Penzance, Penlee Park: 1 Firecrest. (M Elliot)

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest. (M Scott-Ham)

St Mawes: 1 Firecrest (on Grove Hill, in trees bordering Braganza), 1 Peregrine Falcon (flying over St Mawes), both 17:45 (E Cottee-Jones)

Kenidjack: 1 Jay, 2 Sand Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (P Fraser). Also 1 Chough. (C Lewis)

Cape Cornwall: 2 Chough (C Lewis)

Chough – Craig Lewis

Rame Head: 1 Peregrine, 4 Raven, male Wheatear. (N Hines)

Late submission, 23/9, Stithians Reservoir:  1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 12 Cormorant, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Lapwing, juv, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, at south end. (J Cumming et al)

Late submission, 23/9, Restroguet Creek: 1 Osprey on dead trees opposite Point Quay at 11:00. Has been coming daily as tide drops. Seen eating a fine Grey Mullet yesterday. (M Wilson)

Late submission, 23/9, Newquay, Trevemper /Trevoll: 1 Barn Owl, 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Late submission, 23/9, Godrevy Headland: 2 Chough. (S Hoskins)

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Thursday 16th September 2021

Kynance – Soapy Cove: 1 Wryneck (Soapy Cove), 1 Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, 2 Tree Pipit, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Dartford Warbler (T Phelps)

Land’s End: juvenile RosyStarling went to roost with c25 Common Starling just south of Swingates at 19.10. (T Phelps)

Mullion Golf Course: 13 Chough. (D Scoble)

Siblyback Lake:  2 Heron , 7 Coot , 36 Little Grebe , 2 Great Crested Grebe , 43 Teal , 2 Pintail , 2 Tufted Duck . 10 Ringed Plover , 7 Dunlin , 1 Turnstone , 2 Greenshank, 1 Black- tailed Godwit , 2 Ruff , 7 Wheatear. ( K. Pellow )

Ruff. Keith Pellow

Ruff. Keith Pellow

Nanjizal:1 (f/imm) Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk; 2 Kestrel; 6 Common Buzzard, 3 Wheatears & 2 Whinchats (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Helston Loe Pool: 2 Osprey, 20 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Cormorant, 5 Chiffchaff. (A Tomkins)

Osprey. Andrew Tomkins

Osprey. Andrew Tomkins

Siblyback Reservoir: 10 Ringed Plover , 2 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (G. Blinch)

Land’s End: 5 Kestrel, 3 Wheatear, c50 Swallow. Also Migrant Hawker dragonfly. (D Flumm)

Migrant Hawker. Dave Flumm

Swallow juveniles. Dave Flumm

Swallow juveniles. Dave Flumm

Hayle Millpool: Wood Sandpiper. Viewed from road running parallel to pool by first life belt . (P Brinton)

Wood Sandpiper. Mike Spicer

Hayle Estuary: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Little Stint, 3 Black tailed Godwit (P St Pierre, S Murnan)

Black-tailed Godwit. Steve Murnan

Hayle Carnsew pool: 28 Dunlin, 8 juvenile Ringed Plover, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Great-Crested Grebe, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Little Stint, 1 Knot, 2 Greenshank, 4 Wheatear (M Webb, G Jones)

Ringed Plover. Martin Webb

Dunlin. Martin Webb

Rock Pipit. Martin Webb

Sancreed: 1 juv Red-backed Shrike for 6th day, plus 6 White Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Pendeen: 1 Barred Warbler, juvenile at Portheras, 1 Wryneck, 2 Whinchat (P Combridge, S Williams)

Wryneck, Steve Williams

Wryneck, Steve Williams

Wryneck. Steve Williams

Drift Reservoir: 2 Teal, 1 Peregrine, 1 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin,  1 Wheatear, 10 White Wagtail. (D Flumm, R Chiffers)

Peregrine. Robin Chiffers

Peregrine. Robin Chiffers

Dunlin. Robin Chiffers

St Ives Harbour: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit 09.10h (G Jones).

Mount Hawke: 97 Starling on overhead wires at 08.55. (RB & PC Girling)

Late submission, 15/9, Crowdy Reservoir: 1 juv. Cuckoo in car park, (T Young)

Late submission, 15/9, Hayle Estuary: 76 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Little Egret, c70 Black-headed gulls, 4 Black- tailed Godwit, c30 Curlew, 150+ Canada Geese, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Magpie, 1 Ruff, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Robin, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Moorhen, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Buzzard, c150 Teal, c30 Oystercatcher, 2 House Sparrow, 4 Cormorant, 2 Mallard, 3 Shelduck, 1 Knot, 4 Grey Heron, c90 Wigeon, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Great Black-backed Gull.  (M Ahmad, J. Goodair)

Late photo, 15/9, Pendeen: 

Wryneck, Mashuq Ahmad

Late photo, 15/9, Hayle, Millpond:

Wood Sandpiper, Mashuq Ahmad

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Saturday 29th May 2021

Newlyn: American Herring Gull still. (Birdguides)

Nanjizal Valley: 1 Golden Oriole and 2 Spotted Flycatcher trapped and ringed. Also, 42 Red Kite, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Swift and 11 House Martin over this morning. (P Roseveare, J Howells, K Wilson et al)

Golden Oriole – Peter Roseveare

Golden Oriole – Peter Roseveare

Bosisto Lane: 1s male Golden Oriole (same as trapped bird from Nanjizal). (S Rogers)

Golden Oriole – Steve Rogers

Windmill Farm: Woodchat Shrike. ( G Lucas M Broadbent F Downing)

Woodchat Shrike – Fenton Downing

St Agnes: female Red-backed Shrike above the beach, perched on a low gorse bush at 3.30pm. (M Priest)

Trevurvas: 1 Serin flew into orchard off Trevurvas Lane this morning (J Evans)

Lizard Point: 1 Black Guillemot just east of Bumble Rock. Also 11 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Tern. (I Maclean et al)

Lizard Downs: sub-adult male Golden Oriole flew south towards Caerthillian, 15 Red Kite. (I Maclean)

Trevascen: Pectoral Sandpiper still on scrape. (Birdguides)

Caerthillian: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (I Maclean) 2 Red Kite. (A Witheywood)

Spotted Flycatcher – Andrew Witheywood

Woon Gumpus: Stork sp. (possibly Black Stork) over heading NE. (R Humphreys)

Gwinear: male Blue-headed Wagtail male  around mid-day in fields adjacent to Nanpusker Farm, Gwinear in cattle field on public f’path to Treglisson. Also 5 Red Kites between Wheal Alfred and Treglisson garden centre. (P Smale)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: fem Marsh Harrier, 1 Tawny Owl, c20 Red Kite before 9:00, 2 Willow Warbler, Nuthatch, 2+ Siskin. Also Sandwich Tern offshore. (D Parker, R Veal)

Rosevidney; Marazion: 1 Red Kite. (M Patterson-Jones)

Chyandour, Penzance: 20 Red Kite at 08:15. (P Fraser)

Tredrea Lane, St Erth: 4 Red Kite at 14:00. (P Fraser)

Crowlas: 2 Red Kite at 12.30 and 2 at 1805. (G Healey)

Porthcurno: 45+ Red Kite mid morning, part of the widely roaming flock. (S Rogers)

Sancreed: 53 Red Kite (48 west, 5 in cut silage field), Cuckoo, 4 Swift, Spotted Flycatcher. Also first Common Blue & Beautiful Demoiselle damselflies of the year. (D Flumm)

Red Kite montage -Dave Flumm

Porthgwarra: 10 Red Kite at 12.00. (J Eaton)

St Buryan: 21 Red Kite at 2.30. (J Eaton)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Whimbrel. (C Richards)

Stithians: 2 Cuckoo. (E Heayn)

Stithians: 5 Skylark, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 8 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 6 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 15 Linnet, 2 Stonechat, 1 Buzzard, 2 Pheasant, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (S Van Hear)

Stithians: 1 Red Kite, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Reed Bunting nests with 4 chicks, 3 chicks and 4 eggs, Whitethroat nest with 4 eggs. ( D. Eva )

Culdose: 2 Red Kite, moving S at 16.00. (P Kemp)

Lizard: 5 Red Kites drifting east at Crousa Downs, 2 St Keverne Beacon between 1:10 & 1:20pm , 2 Golgotham NR at 2:20pm, 2 Rosuick at 4:30pm . (J Hawkey K Dalziel)

St Keverne: 1 Red Kite. (A Mclean)

Coverack: 2 Red Kite over at 14.45 then headed northwest. (P Tongue)

St Breock valley: 1 Cuckoo calling (T. Nightingale)

Nine Maidens near Troon: Red Kite. (S Davenport)

Truro: male and female Bullfinch. (D Jenkins) 2 Siskin on 27th May. (D Jenkins) Red Kite this morning. (J Lewarne M Raywood)

Falmouth: 8 Swift circling over Trescobeas area. (J A St Ledger)

Calenick Creek: 4 Red Kite this afternoon. (G Fisher)

College Lake: 4 Red Kites west. (J Holmes)

Porth Joke: 15 Sedge Warbler, 12 Whitethroat, 7 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler (all counts singing males). Also 3 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Raven, 12 Goldfinch, c20 Linnet, 1 Greenfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 12 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit. (S Rowe)

Crowdy Reservoir (southern boundary) : 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Cuckoo, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Buzzard above, 1 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Treraven Meadows: 3 Great spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Marsh Tit, 53 Rook,1f Sparrowhawk over. (S Grose)

Camel Trail at Polbrock: 1 ad Dipper collecting food, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Wagtail, 7 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Siskin. (S Grose)

Padstow; Lellizzick: 46 Razorbill, 56 Guillemot, 7 Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Crackington: 2 Red Kite (1 @ 9.30am and 1 @ 2.00pm flying NE). (J & B Teague)

East Moor, Halvana: 2 Cuckoos. (B Craven)

Fox Tor/Halvana: 1 Red Kite circled rising and flew NW (B Craven)

Blackhill Down, Bodmin Moor: 1 Redstart (male), 1 Blackcap (male), 2 Reed Bunting (male), 2 Cuckoo. (J St Ledger)

Stowes Hill, Bodmin Moor: 2 Cuckoo, 2 Yellowhammer (male), 3 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Wardbrook Farm area, Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Redstart. (J St Ledger)

Sharp Tor Cottage area, Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Redstart, feeding 2 young, 6 Swift circling. (J St Ledger)

Juvenile Redstart – John St Ledger

male Redstart – John St Ledger

Lower Tremar: 2 Red Kite one at 13:30 high north east the other circling with a Buzzard at 13:45.  Also 9 Swift.  (M & R Frost)

Trink Hill: 1 Cuckoo. (P Geddes)

Kit Hill 10:30- 13:00: 2 Cuckoo, 13 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 4 Willow Warbler, 5 Meadow Pipit – no sign of any Red Kite (D Clegg, M Beer)

Treweatha; Merrymeet, Liskeard: Red Kite over at 4pm. (T Blake)

Dobwalls: 1 Red Kite, with missing feathers from one wing, heading NE, being chased by Herring Gulls; 4 Swift and 2 Swallow. (C&J Duffy)

Penpillick: Red Kite at 3pm. (K Knight)

Boyton; North East Cornwall: 2 Red Kite at 14:00. (S Smyth)

 

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Friday 28th May

Late news, Croft Pascoe, 27/05: 2 Cuckoo, 3 Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (J St Ledger, A Williams, D Williams)

Late news, Marazion Marsh, 27/05: Great Crested Grebe, male Reed Bunting, 1 Swift, Linnets, 2 pr. Canada geese with 6 and 3 goslings respectively, 2 Swallow. (M Costa)

Late news, Park Head, 27/05: 12 Skylark, 5 Stonechat and Meadow Pipits, 4 Common Whitethroat. (A Tomkins)

Late news, Trevose Head, 27/05: 25 Skylark, 12 Stonechat and 2 Kestrel. (A Tomkins)

Late news, Walmsley Sanctuary, 27/05: 1 Channel Wagtail, 1 Little Egret, several Little Grebe, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Mute swan with young, 10 Canada Geese, Coot, Moorhen, House Martin, Swallow, Swift, 2 Blackcap, Reed Warbler, 1 Gadwall, 2 Shelduck, Mallard, and 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Greenfinch on feeders. Also 2 Foxes on far side. (A Tomkins)

Treeve Moor: Pectoral Sandpiper on pool. (T McGowan et al). Also 6 Red Kite 15:00. (R Veal)

Pectoral Sandpiper – Dave Flumm

Pectoral Sandpiper – Dave Flumm

Pectoral Sandpiper – Mike Spicer

Pectoral Sandpiper – Nigel Rogers

Nanjizal: 2cy Night Heron twice in flight early am, then headed South. Also 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Cuckoo, c30 House Martin. Please keep to public rights of way. (R Veal)

Night Heron – Reuben Veal

Caerthillian: 1 1st summer male Golden Oriole, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Red Kite, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (I Maclean)

Windmill Farm: 1 Golden Oriole, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Wheatear, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (D Wright)

Housel Bay, Lizard: Black Guillemot. (H Hoad)

Lizard Downs: 14 Red Kite (I Maclean)

Porthgwarra, Trevean: 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Reed Warbler. (M Wallace)

Trerulefoot: 5 Red Kite at 9:15 am. (A Blonden)

Foxhole: 12 Red Kite, 3 broods of Mallard (6, 5 and 2 young) , 7 Tufted Duck, Drake Ring-necked Duck still showing well, 7 Coot, 2 Swift, 10 House Martin, 3 Swallow, Wheatear. (B Bosisto)

Trispen: 3 Red Kite. (C Retallick)

Pelynt: 3 Red Kite soaring high over the north end of village (11:30), heading towards Lanreath. (K Knight)

Innis Downs: Red Kite over A30. (P McVey)

Brighton Cross, nr Summercourt: 1 Red Kite this afternoon (D Julian)

Tresillian: 9 Red Kite over between 15:15 and 17:15, drifting southwest. Also 1 Hobby. (A.le Masurier)

Truro: 1 Red Kite low and S over Old County Hall at 1450hrs. (C Benton)

Callestick: 5 Red Kite over the garden late afternoon and 2 Swift. (T Wilson)

Restronguet Creek: 1 Red Kite S. (D Dungate)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Red Kite at 3pm. (D Carrier)

Constantine: Red kite harassed by gulls, drifting W at 16:20. (P Laney)

Relubbus: 6 Red Kite. Also 1 Cuckoo from Bosworgy Road (S. Ellis)

Leswidden Farm, Sancreed: 1 Red Kite flying low over ploughed field at 4pm. (M Cavell)

Trevorian Pool: Red Kite SW (13:15). The first to arrive! (D Flumm)

Red Kite – Dave Flumm

Land’s End: 3 Red Kite south (14:30), Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Swift. (D Flumm)

Trevescan, Sennen: 4 Red Kite (16:15). (D Flumm)

Crows an Wra: 2 Red Kites (16:20). (D Flumm)

Polgigga: 24+ Red Kite. (M Broadbent)

Bartinney: fem-type Marsh Harrier then headed SE, c15 Red Kite, 2 Cuckoo. (R Veal)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Great Northern Diver. (R Veal)

Marazion Beach (evening): 3 Whimbrel, 9 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin. (P Fraser)

Mount’s Bay: 8 Common Scoter. (P Fraser)

Rosemount, Marazion: 19 Red Kite 15:30 – 16:00, 1 17:15. (P Fraser)

Lower Tamar Lake: 3 Willow Tit, 3 Robin, 9 Blue Tit, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 1f Blackcap, 5 Coal Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Great Tit, 2 Nuthatch. (R Mudge)

Park Head: 10 Swallow, 25 House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Blackcap , 6 Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroat , pair Wheatear feeding young, Yellow Wagtail, Swift. (B Bosisto)

Falmouth: Hobby with Swifts (J Irvine)

Walmsley: 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Grebe. (C Taylor)

Amble Marshes: 2 Shelduck, 1 Dunlin, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (B Bosisto)

Perranwell: 3 Tawny Owl chicks fledged from nest box in private garden. (B. Toms)

Botallack: 2 Wheatear and 10+ House Martin around 1pm. (P Geddes)

Levant: 3 Wheatear, 3+ Swallow, 2 Gannet, 1 Kestrel at around 2:30pm. (P Geddes)

Brew: 2 Wheatear, 10 House Martin, 30 Swallow. (D Flumm)

Wheatear – Dave Flumm

Wheatears – Dave Flumm

Wheatear – Dave Flumm

Siblyback Lake Access Road: 1 Redstàrt (m), 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (G. Blinch).

Camel Trail at Polbrock: 1 ad Dipper collecting food, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Wagtail, 7 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Siskin. (S Grose)

Downderry: Prior to 07:50,  20 Common Scoter, 2 Shelduck, 19 Manx Shearwater, 7 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kittiwake and 33 auks noted. (A Payne)

Penhallick, nr. Coverack: 1 Grasshopper Warbler (D Beadle)

Crantock, Porth Joke: Rock Pipit, 7+ Fulmar Nests, 5+ Skylark, Meadow Pipit, numerous Jackdaws. (D Hastilow)

Fulmar – David Hastilow

Rock Pipit – David Hastilow

Siblyback Lake: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Sedge Warbler (G. Blinch).

Crowdy Reservoir (Southern boundary): 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Cuckoo, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Buzzard above, 1 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Padstow, Lellizzick: 46 Razorbill, 56 Guillemot, 7 Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Treraven Meadows: 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Marsh Tit, 53 Rook,1f Sparrowhawk over. (S Grose)

Tywardreath: Female House Sparrow feeding 3 young from fat ball feeder, 1 young Goldfinch. All in private garden. (R. Barlow)

Charlestown: 1 Nuthatch, 1m Bullfinch, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Robin, 1 juv Robin, 3 Blackbird, 4 Wood Pigeon and 1 Wren (D Hastilow)

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Thursday 15th October 2020

Late news, 14/10, Penzance Heliport: 1 Hobby. (V Stratton)

Late news, 14/10, Buttermilk Hill: 160 Meadow Pipits, 1 Male Merlin. (V Stratton)

Late news, 14/10, Sennen: 100+ Golden Plover in flight above fields just before Sennen. (D Allan)

Port Isaac: White-tailed Eagle flew over our heads at SW 98532 81289 heading along the coast towards Port Quinn at 12.10. (K Allan)

Padstow: White-tailed Eagle over Hawkers Cove at 12.20 headed south. (P Ash, G Willetts)

(This bird is G463, a juvenile male that was released on the Isle of Wight this summer. It left the island on Tuesday and headed west on easterly winds. Eds)

White-tailed Eagle – Paul Ash

White-tailed Eagle – Graeme Willetts

White-tailed Eagle – Paul Ash

White-tailed Eagle – Graeme Willetts

Nanjizal: 108 ringed. Migrants included; 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Firecrest, 18 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 15 Blackcap, 11 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 13 Meadow Pipit. Overhead and surrounding fields included: 1 Stone Curlew, 1 Woodcock, 1 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wigeon,  3 Great White Egret, 1 Woodlark, Skylark,  1 Fieldfare, 25 Siskin, 6 Crossbill, 1 Redpoll , 3 Lapland Bunting, 1 Chough, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Swallow. (K Wilson, P Roseveare, J Ryan, B Bosisto , R Veal, R Wilkins) Also 2 Short-toed Lark. (P Roseveare, K Wilson)

St Levan: 3+ Firecrests, 7+ Goldcrest, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Redpoll over, several Siskin over, 50+ Chaffinch, 2 Snipe over, 5 Fieldfare, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Great Egret flew over towards Porthgwarra, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (T Disley)

Porthgwarra: Red-breasted Flycatcher in CP sallows at 12:45, Dartford Warbler, Woodlark, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest. (L Thomson) 1 Short -eared Owl at 12.25, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Merlin female at 12.48,15 Chough circling. (D Allan) 1 Turtle Dove at Rafra Farm. (L Thomson) 1 Turtle Dove at Ardensawah Farm. (DK Parker)

Lower Bocaswell: Great White Egret in off the sea below Geevor mine Lower Boscaswell at 10 am seen to fly on towards Pendeen Watch. (C Chivers)

Pendeen: 1 Great White Egret (East at 11:10), 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher (private land), 29 Golden Plover, Merlin, Peregrine, 32 Fieldfare, 36 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush, 3 Skylark, 1 Lapland Bunting over, flock of 11 Raven, 2 Bullfinch, 7 Crossbill. (A Bayly)

Nanquidno: 1 probably 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 3 Blackcap. (J Miller) 4 Woodlark over, 1 Whinchat, 100+ Meadow Pipit. (C Moore)

Land’s End: Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Snow Bunting, 1 Lapland Bunting, 1 Great White Egret over towards Nanjizal, Brambling, 20 Siskin, 400 + Chaffinch, 30 + Skylark, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 3 Fieldfare, 15+ Redwing. (P St Pierre) 1 Whinchat, 1 Cuckoo, Black Redstart (P Taylor) Short-eared Owl on cliffside by hotel mobbed by birds, flew towards Longships lighthouse.(I Boreham, T Carne, C Bright)

Trevescan: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler opposite Apple Tree Cafe. (M Ferris)

Carn Gloose: Short-eared Owl, Hen Harrier (ringtail). (N Beasley)

Cot Valley: Merlin, Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Firecrest, Crossbill, Fieldfare, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, c40 Chaffinch, 2 Chough. Also c15 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood. (D Flumm) 1 Woodcock. (N Beasley) Lapland Bunting, Woodlark and Merlin this afternoon in weedy fields between Cot Manor and Little Hendra. (T Humpage) 7 Great White Egret over late pm. (P St Pierre)

Kenidjack: 6 Redwings, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1f or imm Brambling, 16 Blackbirds, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtails; 3 Long-tailed Tits. (J Hawkey)

Kelynack: Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Skylark, 75 Golden Plover, 2 Redwing, Grey Wagtail, 6 Crossbill over NE. Also 2 Common Darter & c10 Red Admiral.  (D Flumm)

Lands End airport: c80 Golden Plover nearby. (J Laidler)

Sancreed: Kestrel, 3 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, 25 Meadow Pipit, 5 Siskin.  (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Cattle Egret. (B Bosisto P Roseveare) 3 Gadwall, 15 Wigeon, 11 Teal, Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, Yellow-browed Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest and a Rock Pipit that is most likely Scandinavian, A.p.littoralis on habitat/location (never seen a nominate petrosus here even after winter storms). Grey plumage and distinct streaking on very white underparts might suggest this but difficult to be certain at this time of year. (D Flumm)

Possible Scandinavian Rock Pipit – Dave Flumm

Possible Scandinavian Rock Pipit – Dave Flumm

Foage Valley: 2 Firecrest. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Copperhouse Creek: Pectoral Sandpiper just flown into Copperhouse Creek (15:05). Also Curlew Sandpiper, 1w Kittiwake, 2 1w Yellow-legged Gull. (D Oakley-Martin)

Godrevy: 24 Raven, 4 Chough, 1 Merlin. (P Freestone)

Penryn Campus (vismig 7:15-9:00): 1220 Redwing, 23 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, c10 Siskin. (M Broadbent, Elliott Cornelius et al)

Swanpool: Yellow-browed Warbler at entrance to Swanvale, 2 Firecrests, c12 Goldcrests. (M Broadbent, H Keeper)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 1 Knot, 21 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 7 Wigeon, 40+ Teal, 1 Marsh Tit. (J St Ledger) 4 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 8 Wigeon, 13 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher (D Eva)

Loe Pool: 44 Cormorant, 19 Great Crested Grebe including 1 immature, 3 Pochard, 5 Tufted Duck. 11 Teal, 1 Water Rail, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Cetti’s Warbler. (G Adams)

Housel Bay: 1 Red Kite, which drifted back inland (I Bown)

Red Kite – I Brown

Grochall, Lizard: 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Lesser Redpoll. (D Collins)

Treleaver: 1 Whinchat, 2 House Martin. (D Collins)

Little Treleaver: 1 Great White Egret over mid pm. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (J Foster)

Devoran: 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 60+ Redshank, 12 Brent Goose, 25 Curlew, 14 Dunlin, 3 Med Gull. (J Howells)

Restronguet: 3 Redpoll. (J Chapple)

Troon: Common Redstart in private garden at 07.30. (S Taylor)

Carn Galva: 2 Crossbill over east, plus singing Dartford Warbler (P Chapman and L Hill)

Rame/Penlee (0930-1300): 4 Yellow-browed Warbler (2 at Rame Church, 2 at Coastguard Cottages),1 Pied Flycatcher (Rame Church)1 Spotted Flycatcher (Rame Church), 2 Woodlark with the Skylark flock along Military Road, 1 Firecrest at Penlee in the clump. (G Lewis) 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Coast guard cottages, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in church lane,1 Spotted Flycatcher at Rame church 20+ White Wagtails,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, Snipe, 7 Siskin, 4 Med Gull, 21 Swallow, 2 Fieldfare & Redwing. (C Buckland, P Aley)

Jupiter Pt: ad Spoonbill & 9 Greenshank. (P Aley)

Lamorran: 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 55 Curlew, 26 Oystercatcher, 20 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Shoveler (female), 14 Wigeon, 17 Teal, 6 Shelduck, 1 Goldcrest. (A Nicholson)

Padstow: 2 Cattle Egret S of Trevorrick Farm, near Padstow. (P Harris)

Crowdy: 8 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Ahmad)

Porth Reservoir: 12 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 22 Coot, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Call Duck with Mallards. (S Grose)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 Peregrine Falcon over, 11 Skylark over, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 11 Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Porthilly Beach: 5 Mediterranean Gull, 19 Mute Swan. (S Grose)

Newquay Zoo: 11 Little Egret in to roost. (S Grose)

Tregrehan Boscundle: c25 Siskin in private woods. (I Stewart)

Carnewas: 1 unringed Chough. (G Simmons)

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Saturday 10th October 2020

Late news, 9th October, Tregeseal: 1 Firecrest. (M Ahmad)

Firecrest – Mashuq Ahmad

Men-an-tol: Booted Warbler reported this morning just up track from Busullow to Men-an-tol. Moved down ditch just past some black silage bales and was lost to view. Parking difficult due to organised walk in the area.

Porthgwarra: Corncrake seen at dawn opposite Dolphin House, but not seen since. (F Mareovic) 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (Trevean and Hidden Valley). (M Wallace)

Kenidjack: Red-eyed Vireo again south of the stream by the last house. (T Mills et al) Also 3 Yellow-browed Warbler by the water treatment works, 1 Firecrest, 1 Willow Warbler. (P Clement, S Rowe)

Red-eyed Vireo – Steve Rowe

Red-eyed Vireo – Peter Roseveare

Nanjizal: 48 new ringed. Migrants included, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 14 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler and 12 Meadow Pipit. Also in the area, 1 Crossbill, 13 Siskin, c.50 Meadow Pipit an additional Yellow-browed Warbler, Ringed Plover, 1 Merlin and a Peregrine. (P Roseveare, R Veal & K Wilson)

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest. (S Rowe)

Trevail Valley: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 24 Siskin.(V Stratton)

Watchroft: South Slope: c100 Golden Plover over, 2 possible Lapland Bunting. (J Evans)

Land’s End: 3 Crossbill. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)1 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 3 Siskin, 4 Greenfinch,
2 Chiffchaff, 2 juv Swallow, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Skylark, 6 Common Snipe. (JH & Dalziel)

Pendeen: 2 Grey Phalarope sitting on the sea less than 100m out from Pendeen lighthouse. (B Cooper) 7.30-10.45 ; 8 Grey Phalarope ,6 Balearic Shearwater ,1 2nd winter Little Gull, 3 Manx Shearwater ,1 Bonxie (S. Rogers, J Doddridge, N. Rogers)

Prussia Cove: Firecrest, 18 Oystercatcher, 2 Chough. (D Flumm)

2 Chough – Dave Flumm

Redruth: Sparrowhawk in a private garden this morning. (F Shortall)

Porth Joke:1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Whinchat, 24 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 6 Chaffinch, 12 Long-tailed Tit. (S Rowe)

Cubert Common: 12 Goldfinches feeding on thistle heads on the corner of Cubert Common. (D Kendle)

East Pentire: 6 Chough. (A Langdon)

Padstow football club:1 Kestrel, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 13 Yellowhammer, 21 Meadow Pipit, 3 Skylark. (S Grose)

Padstow Cemetery: 3 Kestrel, 1 Firecrest. (S Grose)

Padstow Duck pond: 6 Little Grebe, 1f Blackcap. (S Grose)

Carnevas: 3 Pink-footed Goose over camp site. (S Grose)

Porthcothan Beach: 11 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 21 Black headed Gull, 97 Herring Gull. (S Grose)

Trevarrion, Bre_Pen farm: 31 Skylark, 1Merlin 53 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Raven over, 33 Meadow Pipit, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Watergate Bay: 2 Corn Bunting, 1 Reed Bunting, 6 Chough, 1 f Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary: Curlew Sandpiper at Copperhouse Creek. (M Halliday) Pectoral Sandpiper feeding in channel at Copperhouse Creek (R Treeby). Spotted Redshank from Lelant Saltings. (Birdguides)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret viewed from road past the hides at 09.00. (J St Ledger)

Carminowe: Yellow-browed Warbler. (Birdguides)

Kiberick Cove; Nare Head: 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 7 Raven, 2 Woodpigeon, 8 Swallow, 5 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 60 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, 4 Dunnock, 2 Blackbird, 3 Song thrush, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Stonechat, 7 Robin, 2 Blue tit, 6 Chaffinch, 1 Goldcrest, 70 Linnet, 35 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch. (L Sampson)

Predannack Airfield: Yellow-browed Warbler in the willows on the bridle way that skirts Predannack airfield at 830 this morning. (S Bearhop)

Caerthillian: 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Whinchat, 1 Swallow ( D Eva )

Millbrook: 10 Western Cattle Egret still in cattle field off Lower Anderton Road. Also 1 Little Egret in same field.  (M & R Frost)

Downderry: Firecrest, Blackcap and Clouded Yellow noted this morning. (A Payne)

Marazion: 5 Crossbill north over Rosehill. (P Fraser)

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Thursday 8th October 2020

Late news, 07/10, Kelynack: 20 Swallow, Wheatear, Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Late news, 7/10, St. Winnow (River Fowey): 38 Curlew, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 7 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 1 Heron, 7 Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 20 Mallard, Herring Gulls, Black-headed Gulls, Great Black-backed Gulls, 3 Buzzards, 2 Ravens, Crows, Jackdaws, 2 Long-tailed Tits,1 Blue Tit, 2 Pied Wagtails, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 4 Robins, 1 Woodpigeon, 2 Pheasant, 1 Kingfisher. (A Parker)

Kenidjack: Red-eyed Vireo at bottom of valley by last house south of stream this am (A Raine). Then seen briefly mid pm. (I V Rowe, I Hayes) Also 2 Yellow-browed Warbler in the hedge by the water treatment works at 12:00 (M Wilson) Also 2 Firecrests, 6 Goldcrests, 16 Long-tailed Tits, 4 Chiffchaffs. (V Stratton)

Camel Estuary: 6 Pink-footed Goose flew west over the estuary and may have come down near Edmonton. Also, Lapland Bunting in field at Trewornan Farm entrance. (D Julian)

Hayle Estuary: Pectoral Sandpiper and Curlew Sandpiper (M Halliday)

Amble Marshes: Great White Egret at Amble Marshes, 3 Cattle Egret and a Jack Snipe. (D Julian)

Lower Amble: 11 Cattle Egret. (D Julian) 1 Firecrest at Lower Amble Farm (B Bosisto)

Lizard: 1 Turtle Dove. (D Collins)

St Ives Island (08:30-11:45): 1 Red-throated Diver (winter plumage, 11:03), 2 Great Northern Diver (1 winter plumage (08:57), 1 breeding plumage (10:00)), 1 Arctic Skua (dark phase ad. 09:47), 1 Pomarine Skua (dark phase juv. 09:18), 8 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Grey Phalarope, 9:1 Ratio of Razorbill over Guillemot (c2000:200), c.250 Kittiwake, c.4000 Gannet, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kestrel (f) (P. Nason)

Kingsmill lake: c700 Black-headed Gull, 1 Med Gull, 1 Bar-tailed & 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Grey Plover, 2 Lapwing and 1 Curlew Sandpiper (M Beer)

Devoran Quay: 2 Spotted Redshank, 10 light-bellied Brent Geese, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Plover. (J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret, 1 Wheatear, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Coverack: 8 Brent Geese attempting to surf! (P Oldcorn)

Cot: Merlin, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, c40 Chaffinch, Jay. Others had 2 Firecrest & 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Flumm)

Kelynack: 6 Swallow, Chiffchaff, c30 Meadow Pipit, Jay. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 25 Swallow, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 20 Linnet. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Wigeon, Teal, 38 Mallard, Tufted Duck, Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Med Gull. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno: Yellow-browed Warbler at the end of the tarmac in the Gunnera 10:30. (M Wilson) Also 20 Crossbill over north. (P Fraser)

Land’s End: 1 Cuckoo. (A Collins)

Pendeen (13.30 -14.30): Gannet feeding off the rocks, joined by a small pod of dolphins. Two very vocal Chough, Peregrine from lower CP. (M Wilson)

Newquay: 2 Chough. (S Sullivan) 10 Chough on Pentire this pm. (I Boreham)

West Pentire, Newquay: 1 Merlin. (S Rowe)

Dobwalls: 3 Swallow, 1 Skylark over garden calling, 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth (C&J Duffy)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit, 2 Treecreeper, 5 Tufted Duck 3m 2f, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Grey Heron. (R Mudge)

Tamar Valley Lakes: 2 Marsh Tits, 6 Coal Tits, 3 Blue Tits, 2 Great Tits, 12 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Chaffinches, 5 Greenfinches, 5 Goldfinches, 10 House Sparrows, 3 Robins, 1 Blackbird, 1 Wren, 1 Pied Wagtail, Goldcrests, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Magpie, 7+ Rooks, Jackdaws, 2 Swallows, Woodpigeon, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 5 Cormorants, 4 Great Crested Grebe,1 Heron, 3 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Coots, 3 Moorhen, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull,  Herring Gulls, Black-headed Gulls. (A Parker et al)

Wadebridge: 61 Redshank behind Bridge bike hire. (S Grose)

Trebetherick: 1 f Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Yellowhammer, 63 Meadow Pipit, 95 Rook, 1 Grey Heron, 8 Red-legged Partridge, 1 f Sparrowhawk, 1 Merlin, 11+ Pipistrelle. (S Grose)

Carnanton Woods / Spitfire Corner: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Rialton Barton: 5 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Rumps Point: 1 Kestrel, 1 Rock Pipit. (M Bennett)

Feock; Pill Creek: Grey Wagtail repeatedly looking at its’ reflection in van wing mirror then jumping onto mirror to look for the ‘other’ bird. By the poop pile this had been going on for some time.  No aggression displayed, just seemed puzzled. (K Dalziel)

Grey Wagtail – Kate Dalziel

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