Thursday 22nd October 2020

Late news, 21/10, Crackington Haven: 2 House Martins flying south over Higher Crackinginton, 2 House Martins flying over Bridgerule  (J & B Teague)

Lelant Saltings, Hayle: Possible Dusky Warbler opposite St Uny close this morning at 10:30. Also, Firecrest and several “continental “ Blackbirds. (C Lewis)

Nanjizal: 1 Rustic Bunting on the Trevilley side, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 29 Blackcap, 14 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 1 Swallow. (K Wison)

Trethewey: 2 Black Redstart. (K Wilson)

Bosistow Farm: 1 Black Redstart. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: Swift sp at this morning (reasonably sure it was just a common but was often in poor light), also 3 Yellow-browed Warbler & Black Redstart. (M Wallace) Lapland Bunting at Ardensawah, 2 Black Redstart at Raftra. (M Wallace)

Skewjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)

Trevilley: Richard’s Pipit over NE 13:30. (L Thomson) 1 Merlin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) 1 fem Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk and 2 Chough. (T Mills)

Trevescan: Yellow- browed Warbler and Black Redstart. (L Thomson)

Trevear Farm, Sennen: Now 7 adult Whooper Swan in grass field below Trevear Farm buildings (viewable from Escalls Church car park). (J Hawkey)

Pendeen: 5 Whooper Swans arrived at 10.17 and flew east. They were also seen at Lands End and joined the long staying 2 near Trevean farm for a short stay then seen over Porthgwarra just after 17.00. 2 still left at Sennen. (J Miller) 1 Lapland Bunting over, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Black Redstart at Manor Farm, circa 70 Golden Plover at Carminowe Farm. (A Bayly)

Land’s End: Snow Bunting, Tree Pipit (seen well on the ground south of car park), Lesser Whitethroat, Black Redstart, Short-eared Owl, Green Sandpiper, Wheatear, Cuckoo. Also, 5 Fieldfare, 4 Reed Bunting, Brambling, Redpoll, 7 Siskin, 5 Crossbill over. (L Thomson) 4 Black Redstart, 1 Whinchat, 2 Short-eared Owl, 2 Chough, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger)

Cuckoo – Tony Mills

Cuckoo – Tony Mills

Snow Bunting – Phil Taylor

Kestrel – John St Ledger

Short-eared Owl – John St Ledger

Sancreed: 5 Black Redstart (2 in village, 2 Old Dairy, 1 Derval Fm), Blackcap, 6 Siskin, 2 Grey Wagtail, 8 Pied Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Cattle Egrets, 2 Gadwall (pair), 6 Wigeon, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (adult). (N Rogers) 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Goldeneye. (M Ahmad)

St Just: 35 Lapwing, 4 Raven. (D Flumm)

Cot Valley: Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno:  Spotted Flycatcher. (J Miller)

Kenidjack: 1 Ring Ouzel. (B Stone)

St Buryan: 1 Black Redstart at Tower Meadows. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Maer Lake: 2 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose, 920 Canada Goose. (D Julian)

Porth Joke: Yellow-browed Warbler by the pond at the bottom of the track through Treago campsite (T Wilson, S Rowe)

Restronguet: 1 Yellow Wagtail and 5 Crossbill over. (J Chapple)

Victoria, Roche: 1 Black Redstart. (P Roseveare)

St Dennis: 3 Black Redstart in the cemetery. 1 Mistle Thrush at Mena farm. (P Ash)

Tremayne Quay and Woods, St Martin: 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail. (G Adams)

Tresemple Pool: 1 White-fronted Goose still present with Canada flock, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Snipe, 4 Greenshank, 3 Little Grebe (D Eva)

Tresillian: Yellow-browed Warbler in private garden in Polsue Way. 3 Firecrest with Long-tailed Tit flock by gateway at start of footpath to St Clement. (A Nicholson)

Penhalurick: 5 Bullfinch (1 with some albino plumage), 10 Goldfinchin private garden. (G Cross)

Rame: 2 Black Redstarts on Rame Barton roof, 2 Black Redstarts on coast gaurds cottagess (may hav been same pair).Chiffchaffs, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap, 40 Linnets, 1 Merlin. (C Buckland, M Beer)

St. John’s Lake ( from Chapeldown Road, Torpoint ):  8 Great Crested Grebe, 10+ Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 20+ Canada Geese, 4 Shelduck, 400+ Wigeon, 25+ Curlew,  89 Oystercatcher,  8 Turnstone, 2 Greenshank, 30+ Redshank, 10 Swallows. (A Parker)

Lansallos: 2 Firecrests and a Willow Warbler. (D Callahan)

Copperhouse Creek: 8 Pink-footed Goose still. (P Smale)

Trevose Head: 5 to 6 Swallows seen around the cliffs at Padstow Lifeboat Station 11.30. (J Davis)

St Mawes: 3 fem Black Redstart. (S Turner)

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Saturday 17th October 2020

Late news, 14/10, Walmsley Sanctuary: Probable White-tailed Eagle mobbed by 2 Buzzard. (D Thomas)

Late news, 15/10, White Cross, Newquay: 80+ Golden plover, 100+ Finches, (mostly Goldfinch) 3 Raven, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 7 Collared dove, 6 Wood pigeon, 4 Magpie, 2 Jay, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Coal tit, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Dunnock, 6 Blue tit, 3 Great tit and 4 Blackbird. (D Thomas)

Polgigga: Ortolan Bunting in stubble fields west of wash site., 2 Crossbill (M Wallace) 4 Lapland Bunting, 12 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1+ Crossbill heard. (R Veal)

Ortolan Bunting – Mark Wallace

 

Bosistow Lane: Probable Siberian Chiffchaff, Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest, 3 male Crossbill. (L Thomson)

Porthgwarra: Ring Ouzel, Yellow-browed Warbler and Merlin. (M Wallace)

Rospletha: 2 Black Redstart. (M Wallace)

St Levan: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest and 6 Swallow. (M Wallace)

Porthcurno: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher in Southeast corner of willows between Car park and Beach at 09.00 hrs. 3 Yellow-browed Warbler,1 Firecrest further up the valley close to the Museum.(T Disley)

Nanjizal: 3 Lapland Bunting, Ring Ouzel. (L Thomson)

Trevescan: Yellow-browed Warbler. (L Thomson)

Land’s End: Juv Long-tailed Skua flew over the cycle track and appeared to land but not relocated. (P Clement) 2+ Black Redstart in the car park. (J Miller) Also Short-eared Owl reported.

Pendeen: 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Redpoll, 1 Lapland Bunting, Merlin, 2 Fieldfare. (P Combridge, A Bayly, K Aspden) Little Bunting briefly on Manor farm track at c15:00 only. (P Combridge) 4 Blackcap,1 Redwing. (J Hawkey)

Little Bunting – Pendeen

Kenidjack: Siberian Chiffchaff videoed by the sewage works, Pied Flycatcher in garden of last house, 2+ Firecrest, 6 Chiffchaff. (B Stone, D Helliar, J Branscombe)

Botallack: 2 Great White Egret in off the sea and then north along the coast at c10:05 and then south along the coast at 10:10, also 2 Snow Bunting flew north. (P St Pierre)

St Just: 2 Great White Egret at 10:20 took of from field adjacent to A3071 near Jericho Farm. (D Allan)

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler reported by the wooden bridge at 10:05 with tit flock. Also 2 Firecrest. (Birdguides)

Nanquidno: Hen Harrier in first field with stepping stones also 1 female Kestrel and Common Buzzard. (R Chiffers)

Sancreed: 2 adult Whooper Swan, Snipe, Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Whooper Swan above the NW arm. (T Humpage) Yellow-browed Warbler by the boat house. (M Ahmad)

Morvah: Yellow-browed Warbler, Common Redstart, Kestrel, 50 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, Grey Wagtail at Tregaminnion Farm.  (D Flumm)

Porthmeor: Swallow, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 12 Long-tailed Tit.  (D Flumm)

Gurnard’s Head: Red Kite west, 2 Snipe, Swallow, Grey Wagtail, 24 Chough.  (D Flumm)

Sennen Cove: 4 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, 3 Dunlin,1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Yellow-browed Warbler by the pedestrian railway crossing. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary; Copperhouse Creek: 8 Pink-footed geese, 1 Peregrine, 1 Greenshank (N Long A Witheywood) 61 Mediterranean Gull at Lelant Saltings. (S Grose)

 

Pink Footed Geese – A Witheywood

Helston: 6 Cattle Egret seen at Sithney. (J Stuart)

Windmill Farm: Yellow-browed Warbler, 5 Fieldfare, Marsh Harrier and 13 Canada Geese. (D Wright)

Church Cove, The Lizard: Firecrest. (D Wright) 40 Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest, Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Collins)

The Lizard, Pumping Station: Yellow Wagtail. (D Wright)

Soapy Cove: Ring Ouzel and Black Redstart. (L Langley)

Rame/Penlee: Yellow-browed Warbler with Long-tailed Tit flock at Penlee Battery, Firecrest, Black Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Cirl Bunting (3 males, 1 female, 1 juv), 4 Yellowhammer (2males), 12+ Chiffchaff. (G Lewis) 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Firecrest, 9 Goldcrest, 20 Chiffhcaff, 8 Redwing, 1 Siskin, 60 Linnet, 20 Meadow Pipit, 30 Pied Wagtail,1 Black Redstart. (C Buckland)

Freathy: Long-eared Owl roosting in hawthorn and being mobbed by Blackbirds, also 1 Firecrest. (G Lewis)

Chapel Porth: Black Redstart reported on farm buildings.

Reskajeage Downs:1 ring tail Hen Harrier at 4pm , 1 Peregrine Falcon. (T Polglase)

Hen Harrier – T Polglase

Tehidy Woods: 3 Little Grebe, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper. (S Grose)

Mount Hawke: 98 Starling on overhead wires at 15.30. (RB & PC Girling)

Newquay: 1 Marsh Tit along Gannel Road. (N de Freitas)

Marsh Tit -N de Freitas

Marsh Tit – N de Freitas

Porth Joke: 1 Merlin, 3 Kestrel, 35 Blackbird, 6 Fieldfare, 5 Song Thrush, 28 Redwing, 2 Water Rail, 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 14 Chaffinch, 10 Greenfinch, 6 Goldcrest, 12 Long-tailed Tit. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 25 Wigeon, 4 Redshank. (S Rowe)

Trevose Head: 4 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Garden Warbler. (J Chapple)

Camel Estuary: 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (C Selway)

Colliford Reservoir: 250+ Golden Plover. (P Crispin)

Millook: 1 Black Redstart. (M Worden)

Black Redstart – M Worden

Duckpool Valley: 1 Firecrest. (M Worden)

 

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Sunday 11th October 2020

Pendeen: (07:30 -10:00) Juv Sabine’s Gull, Ad Pomarine Skua, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 4 Common Scoter (S Rogers, P Clement, G. Lawlor)

Bosistow Lane: 1 Radde’s Warbler photographed and showing well along lane between Higher and Lower Bosistow, also 2 Yellow-browed Warblers. (L Thomson)

Nanjizal Valley: 43 new ringed. 5 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, 12 Blackcap and 4 Chiffchaff. Also, Hawfinch over late morning, Ring Ouzel, 8 Redwing, Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail, 1 Merlin, 80 Skylark, 24 Siskin, 7 Common Crossbill, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 150 Woodpigeon. (P Roseveare, K Wilson, B Bosisto, R Veal, J Ryan)

Hayle Estuary: 7 Pink-footed Goose, 53 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Greenshank, 4 Little Egret. (K Mullins & I Clark) In addition, 2 Pintail, 1 Spotted Redshank and 3 Dunlin. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

St Ives Island: Grey Phalarope on the water. (C Oates)

Grey Phalarope – Chris Oates

St Just: Yellow-browed Warbler in willow scrub next to LBS access road, just off main road. Also 9 Siskin over. (J Branscombe)

Trevescan: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (G Lawlor, M Ferris)

Land’s End: Merlin and 8 Siskin. (B Mellow)

Porthgwarra: Turtle Dove still at Ardensawah Farm. (B Mellow) 6+ Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)

Cot Valley: 19 Siskin. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler by the water treatment works. (S Rogers)

Charlestown: Firecrest and 5 Swallow. (P St Pierre)

Helford River: 4 Cattle Egret at mouth of Polwheveral Creek. (D Collins)

Falmouth: 6 Common Scoter, briefly, on water off Pennance Point. (J St Ledger)

Lizard Point: 1 Short-eared Owl coming in off the sea at 1800 hrs, heading west. (M Garwood)

Caerthillean: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Turtle Dove. (I Maclean)

Short-eared Owl – Ilya Maclean

Lowland Point, Coverack: 4 Firecrest. (D Wright)

Firecrest – Doug Wright

Godolphin Cross: 2 Firecrest. (C Richards)

Towan Beach, Roseland: Osprey fishing close in shore. (E Drury)

St.Winnow: 1 Greenshank and 8 Little Grebe. (E Mayhew)

Camel Estuary: 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 12 Little Egret, 24 Bar-tailed Godwit, 30 Grey Plover, 3 Ringed Plover, 100 Dunlin, 20 Knot. (K Mullins & I Clark)

Porth Joke: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 7 Goldcrest, 1 Whinchat, 1 Coal Tit, 5 Blackcap, 40 Linnet. (S Rowe)

Colliford Reservoir: 2 Grey Plover, 1 Lapwing in Gillhouse Bay. (B Craven)

Dozmary Pool: 2 Shoveler. (B Craven)

Bude Marshes: 289 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 4 hybrid type Canada Goose, 4 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Snipe, 5 Grey Heron, 3 Teal, 49 Mallard, 23 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 female Peregrine Falcon, 1 female Sparrowhawk, 2 Kingfisher and 79 Black-headed Gull. (N Bastin)

Kingfisher – Nigel Bastin

Rame Head: 50+ Swallow feeding and gathering on the phone lines. 4 Cirl Bunting in hedge between Coastguard’s cottages and the Coastguard station. (D Sharp)

Cirl Bunting – Deena Sharp

Par Beach Pool: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Water Rail (under the flowering pampas grass), 1 Barnacle Goose, 11 Linnet, 1 Snipe. (S Grose)

Castle an Dinas: 96 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 2 Barn Owl (S Grose)

Blackacre: 2 Marsh Tit. (S Grose)

Rialton Barton: 1 Treecreeper (in the only macrocarpa tree in the layby), 3 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

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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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Friday 9th October 2020

Late news, 8/10, Pendeen: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Bojewyan Stennack. (A Bayly)

Late news, 8./0, Trevail Valley: 5 Blackcaps, 4, Chiffchaffs, a very poorly Common Buzzard, Grey Heron, 2 Firecrests, 2 Choughs. (V Stratton)

Late news, 8/10, Prussia Cove: 1 Kingfisher, 6 Turnstone. (K Wrigley)

Kenidjack: Red-eyed Vireo still present but mobile in the area around the last house. Also, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chough, Peregrine (M Warren, N May, R Archer et al)

Tregeseal: 2 Firecrest. (M Ahmad)

Nanjizal Valley: Radde’s Warbler, Bluethroat, Barred Warbler and 8 Yellow-browed Warbler ringed this morning on a private site. Please keep to public rights of way. (J Ryan)

Porthgwarra: 90 Golden Plover, 3 Skylark (my first of the autumn), Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest, 3 Siskin, Jay, 2 Chough. Others had Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Firecrest, 3 Siskin. (D Flumm)

Golden Plover – Dave Flumm

Bosistow: 3w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Ahmad)

Penberth: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest. (P St Pierre)

Treen: 1 Reed Warbler (P St Pierre)

Porthcurno: 2 Firecrest (P St Pierre)

Land’s End: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler south of car park, Brambling over. (M Warren)

Little Kelynack: 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff. (C Moore)

Drift Reservoir: Tufted Duck, Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Bar-tailed Godwit (for 20th day), Med Gull. (D Flumm)

Stithians Reservoir: Osprey flying low northwards at southern end of the Lake at 2.20 p.m. (R Smith)

Downderry: (0740-0910) 2 Common Scoters, Red-throated Diver, 52 Gannet, 16 Kittiwake and a Mediterranean Gull. (A Payne)

Kingsmill Lake: 2 Avocet, 17 Greenshank, 27 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Plover, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 40+ Dunlin, 750+ Black-headed Gull, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull & 1 juvenile Curlew Sandpiper (P Kemp)

Windmill Farm: Green Sandpiper (D Wright)

Treleaver, Coverack: 2 Peregrine, Siskin over (D Wright)

Pendower: 2 Great Northern Diver (1 in near summer plumage), 4 Swallow (over). Also 1 Bluefin Tuna, breaching, a pod of 20+ Common Dolphin and 2 Harbour Porpoise (J St Ledger)

Hayle Estuary: Little Gull amongst Black-headed (one foreign metal ringed) and a Mediterranean Gull. 4.00pm (C Richards) Spotted Redshank and the 7 Pink-footed Geese on the Hayle Estuary at 09.30 this morning. (B Cooper)

Morval, Nr. Looe: 20+ Red-legged Partridges (probably game birds newly released for shooting). (D Sharp)

Porthilly: 1 Merlin being mobbed by Jackdaws. (S Grose)

Wadebridge, Trewornan: 111 Mediterranean Gull following the plough. (S Grose)

Downderry (0740-0845): 5 Common Scoters, 1 Great Northern Diver, 84 Gannets, 10 Balearic Shearwaters, 4 Mediterranean Gulls and 44 Kittiwakes. (A Payne)

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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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Saturday 3rd October 2020

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7+ Pink-footed Geese and a white farmyard goose in amongst c400 Canada Geese off Griggs Quay. (J Coe) Spotted Redshank at Ryan’s Field. (R Treeby)

Pendeen: American Golden Plover this evening along the Trewellard Road, 600 yards west of North Road. (P Combridge, P Clements) 2 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 2 Great Skua, 2 juv Little Gull,1 Med Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern (07:10-09:10 lower car park). (D Flumm) Juv Sabine’s Gull at 09:40, imm Iceland Gull at 10:45. (S Rogers, P Clement)

Sancreed: 8 Swallow, Blackcap, Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Pintail, Tufted Duck, 2 Wigeon, 4 Teal, Bar-tailed Godwit, Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 12 Black-headed Gull, 1 Med Gull. (D Flumm)

Bude Breakwater: 1 Storm Petrel, 15 Common Scoter, 20+ Gannet. (B Bryne)

Camborne: Flock of 50 goldfinches in back garden. (R Bunt)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 ad Sandwich Tern, 25 Greenshank, 50+ Curlew, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 54 Wigeon & 8 Teal (P Kemp)

Botallack: Wryneck still at 13:00 c 100m SW  of National Trust house. (M Warren)

St Ives: 5 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 18 Common Scoter, 3 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 2 juv Little Gull, 18 Med Gull, 5 Common Gull, 11 Sandwich Tern 1 juv Arctic Tern, 70 Oystercatcher, also lots of Kittiwakes and Auks at 07:30-10:30. (S Rowe, V Stratton, T McGowan) 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 9 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 8 Common Scoter 10:30-12:45, also probable Sabine’s Gull at 12:05 but distant. (M Elliott) Also large shearwater at 10:20 but distant, (R Augarde)

Treen: 1 Jack Snipe. (J Ryan)

Prussia Cove: Yellow-browed Warbler reported in sallows near “No Entry” sign.

Maenporth: Small flock of Pale-bellied Brent Geese at Bream Cove below Meudon Hotel. (M Rees)

Swanpool: Group of 7 Brent Geese off Swanpool at 13:00 heading towards Gyllynvase Beach in Falmouth. (A Horn-Norris, E Inzani)

Carnhell Green: c10 swallows near Carnhell Green at 14:30. (C Williams)

Gannel Estuary: 1 m/juv Peregrine Falcon, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 4 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 1 Kittiwake, 76 Black-headed Gull, 41 Great Black-backed Gull (inc green plastic ring on right leg L91), 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (on boating lake), 10 Little Egret, 2 m Blackcap, 4 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Bugle: 1 Marsh Tit on feeders in a private garden. (N Moore)

Marazion: 36 Turnstone 2 Dunlin 9 Meadow Pipits 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on beach early morning. (A Lobb)

Porthleven: Black-throated Diver 15.30-16.00 flew west. (P. Day)

St. Loy (nr. Lamorna): 2+ Firecrest, 8+ Blackcap, Wheatear, Tawny Owl. (M Scott-Ham)

Whipsiderry: 4 Corn Bunting, 7 Skylark, 5 Raven, 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Reed Bunting, 31 Linnet, 2 Kestrel. (S Grose)

St Anthony in Roseland: 2 Sandwich Tern off of Towan Beach. (R Sharp)

Killigerran, Roseland: 4 Barn Swallow flying beside cliff point and 1 Sandwich Tern calling and fishing parallel to the beach. (D Hall)