Wednesday 20th November 2019

Lizard Point: 1 Little Auk, 6912 Guillemot, 4608 Razorbill, 2016 Gannet, 624 Kittiwake, 2 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Skua and 1 Arctic Skua. (T Blunden)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 3 (2 ad, 1 subad) Caspian Gull, 10 (3 ad, 2 3w, 5 2w) Yellow-legged Gull, ad Lesser Black-backed Gull x Herring Gull hybrid, 3 ad argentatus Herring Gull, 1 f-type Marsh Harrier (flew South), 4 Pink-footed Goose, 1 juv dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 redhead Red-breasted Merganser, c40 Common Gull, 8 Grey Plover, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, Black Redstart. (M Halliday, R Veal, DK Parker) 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Cormorant, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew. (M Webb) Female Marsh Harrier crossed the Hayle Estuary then Ryan’s Field heading east at 12:10. (S Murnan) 1st winter Iceland Gull off Tempest. (R Menari)

Carnsew Pool: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 ad Great Northern Diver. (R Veal) 1 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Little
Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 3 Curlew, 1 Redshank 11.40 – 13.30. (M Webb)

Caspian Gull – M Halliday

Caspian Gull – M Halliday

Marsh Harrier – Steve Murnan

Great Northern Diver – Martin Webb

Great Northern Diver – Martin Webb

Curlew – Martin Webb

Crowlas: 1 ad Great Northern Diver over to SW. (R Veal)

Chapel Amble: 24 Cattle Egret in flooded fields opp “The Olde House”, 1 Black tailed Godwit, 6 Curlew, 1 Water Pipit, 12 Teal, 38 Wigeon, 3 Bullfinch. (S Grose) 24 Cattle Egret, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Cetti’s Warbler late pm. (D Julian)

Crowdy Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Goosander, (redhead) 1 m Kingfisher, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull , 19 Black-headed Gull, 28 Mallard, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Firecrest, 16 Goldcrest, 9 m Bullfinch, 11 Raven, 2 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Newlyn: 1 Great Skua and c80 Curlew off Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Walmsley Reserve: 81 Canada Goose, 1 Pintail,  21 Mallard, 15 Wigeon, 4 Shoveler, 11 Gadwall, 45 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Greater Scaup, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 6 Cattle Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Moorhen, 32 Black-tailed Godwit, 25 Curlew, 6 Snipe, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Wren, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 5 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 25 Starling, 2 Chaffinch and 4 Goldfinch. (M Scawen et al)

Penrose: Green Woodpecker, 2 Firecrests, 8 Goldcrests, 2 Nuthatches and 15 Long Tailed Tits. (J Witheywood)

St. Blazey: 150 plus  Starlings over Middleway – 0800. (R. Barlow)

Tredrizzisk: 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Woodcock, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (at peanut feeder), 9 Greenfinch, 3 Goldcrest from private garden. (S Grose)

Wadebridge Area: 11 Woodcock, 8 Snipe, 2 Mallard on an evening survey. (P Roseveare)

plr/sgr

Friday 8th November 2019

CBWPS Development Day 2019: This Saturday 9th November. An opportunity for members to meet with the board and help to set the focus and agenda for the society for the coming years. St Erme Community Centre, Trispen TR4 9BD from 11:30am – 15:00pm. More information here: www.cbwps.org.uk/cbwpsword/news/

Late news, 7/11, Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only: 2 Little Grebe, 5 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Pink-footed Goose, Canada Geese, 3 Grey Heron, Mallards, 3 Gadwall, 2 Pintail, 7 Shoveller, c50 Widgeon, c 100 Teal, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzards, 1 Pheasant, 4 Moorhen, 100+ Golden Plover, 38 Lapwing, 1 Spotted Redshank, c25 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, c50 Curlew, 3 Ruff, 1 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,1 Herring Gull, 3 Water Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Stonechat, c40 Redwing, c50 Fieldfare, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blue Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Magpie, 2 Jay, Jackdaws, Rooks, Crows, 100+ Starlings, 15 Goldfinch. ( A. Parker et al )

Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only: 1 Pink-footed Goose. (D Julian)

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257 also Stock Dove. ( B Bosisto L Payne) American Buff-bellied Pipit reported early morning only. View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field. (More on this bird can be found in the Paddyfield Pipit Article on the website (with an update 07/11/19 on the latest news and a link to a gallery of images))

Paddyfield Pipit – Paul Ash

Paddyfield Pipit – Paul Ash

Paddyfield Pipit – Paul Ash

Sennen: Black Redstart on roof of Sennen Rise Hotel. (R Treeby)

Helston Boating Lake: Adult drake Lesser Scaup still plus female aythya hybrid. (R Veal et al.)

Helston Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest. (R Veal, R Augarde)

Helston, Loe Pool: 1 Goosander, 17 (14 drk) Pochard, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 11 Firecrest, c45 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Nuthatch, 5+ Siskin, c60 Stock Dove, 9+ Chiffchaff (including 1 singing). (R Veal)

Gannel Estuary: 107 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

Newquay, Towan Beach: 4 Common Gull, 2 Chough & 1 Peregrine Falcon over. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Little Grebe, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck m&f, 24 Coot, 8 Moorhen, 58 Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 1 f Goldeneye, 1 Scaup, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Heron,1 m Bullfinch, 11 Fieldfare. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: Drake Mandarin on the river Camel. (C Davies) Also Black Redstart at Town Quay. (D Julian)

Mandarin – Charles Davies

Truro: 2 Firecrest in a private garden. (P Dinning)

Swanpool: 13 Common Scoter in the bay, 2 Pochard, 2 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (J Irvine) Also Firecrest in willows by car park (G Wills) Siberian Chiffchaff also reported in willows by car park.

Swanvale: Yellow-browed Warbler calling. (G Wills)

Maenporth: 3 Great Northern Divers (G Wills)

Falmouth, Longfield: F/1st winter Black Redstart (G Wills)

Marazion: 6 Swallow hawking along beach. (P Gay)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: One Bittern this evening, seen in flight twice during Starling murmuration around 17:15. (L Hallett) 10 Swallow roosted in the marsh. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 7 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Turnstone at high tide this afternoon. (P Taylor)

Purple Sandpiper – Phil Taylor

Sancreed: 1 Merlin, 6 Lapwing, c200 Woodpigeon west, 20 Skylark. (D Flumm)

Porthcurno: 2 Firecrest, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 50+ Blackbird, 30+ Song Thrush, 1 Woodcock, 1 Snipe, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch and 1 Swallow. Also c250 Wood Pigeon, c80 Stock Dove, 12 Lapwing, c200 Chaffinch, c20 Skylark and 2 Jay over, mostly heading North and East. (DK Parker)

Porthgwarra: Eastern type Lesser Whitethroat again, 2+ Firecrest, c10 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff all in the car park sallows. (DK Parker) 2 Water Rail,  4 Firecrest, 1 presumed Siberian Chiffchaff (not calling) , 1 Common Snipe ( B Bosisto L Payne)

Chapel Amble: 8 Cattle Egret, 5 Water Pipit and male Ring Ouzel this morning. 1000+ Fieldfare in valley. (D Julian)

Nanjizal: 118 birds ringed including 43 Goldcrest, 12 Firecrest, 17 Chiffchaff, 24 Blackcap. Also 7 Swallow, 5 Woodcock seen. (K Wilson)

Gerrans Bay: 5 Black-throated Diver, 12 Great Northern Diver, 41 Mediterranean Gull between Pendower and Portscatho. (J St Ledger)

Great Northern Diver – John St Ledger

Brambling – John St Ledger

Portscatho: 1 Brambling, feeding on sunflower seeds with Chaffinch, opposite car park. (J St Ledger)

Hayley Kimbro: 1 (dead) Vagrant Emperor. (R Curtis)

Vagrant Emperor – R Curtis

Lizard: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler plus 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at Lizard Head early morning. (I Maclean)

Housel: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff  1 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose. (I Maclean)

Lelant: Leucistic Robin. (D Wright)

Leucistic Robin – Dougy Wright

Carbis Bay: 2 Great Northern Divers. (D Wright)

St Ives Island: 21 Brent Geese past South. (C Oates)

Brent Geese – Chris Oates

Dobwalls: 1 Chiffchaff in the garden and 10 Collared Doves on our bird feeders (C&J Duffy)

djc

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)

PLR

Thursday 24th October 2019

Late News, 23/10, Fowey Offshore: five miles off coast Short-eared Owl harassed by two Herring Gulls heading towards Dodman Point. Also, 30+ Common Dolphin,1 Portugese Man o’war jellyfish. (R Kirkwood)

Windmill Farm, Lizard: Upland Sandpiper accidentally flushed from the big pool and  flew off strongly south this afternoon. No sign since and search has been extended to the surrounding farmland and heathland. (D Wright) This is an extremely sensitive site, on no account park in the access track and please keep speed down to an absolute minimum.

Sennen: ad Richard’s Pipit in maize field behind shop, 1 Black Redstart. (L Proctor et al.) Also 1m Ring Ouzel in seaward side valley and 1 Short-eared Owl over. (R Veal) (This is the bird now considered to be the possible Paddyfield Pipit – eds)

Richard’s Pipit call {4-5 seconds in}. (Toby Phelps)

Richard’s Pipit, Richard Blackman

Richard’s Pipit, Linton Proctor

Penzance: ad Red-throated Diver still, as well as the interesting Egret species (showing restricted yellow on the lores (yellow not extending over bill) and patches of yellow on the rear tarsi) in the harbour. (M Elliott, G Willetts)

Egret sp., Graeme Willetts

Egret Sp – P Ash

Porthgwarra: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 6 Firecrest. Also 1 Woodcock. (M Wallace). Also 2 Snow Bunting still by coastguard. (R Wilkins, P Ash)

Snow Bunting – P Ash

Snow Bunting – P Ash

Polgigga: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at the end of Bosistow Lane (M Wallace)

St Levan: 1 Black Redstart on the coast path at 10:00. (R Bradbury) Marsh Harrier over going NW in the afternoon. (D Balmer)

Lands End: 1 Black Redsart on Airport Roof. (A Conlin)

St Clement: 4 Cattle Egret in trees at Tresemple Pool. Also 8 Greenshank and 9 Shelduck. (D King)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Cattle Egret still. (R Veal)

St Mylor Churchyard: 2 Black Redstart (feeding on flies), 1 Firecrest, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch. (J St Ledger)

Grey Wagtial – J St ledger

Black Redstart – J St Ledger

Tregunna, Camel Estuary: 5 Firecrest (D Julian)

Newquay: Short-eared Owl circled over Pentire at 2.55pm then moved east along the coast (T Wilson)

Victoria, Roche: 1 Black Redstart (P Roseveare)

Callestick: 2 Firecrests still in private garden (T Wilson)

Kenidjack: Pied Flycatcher in Ash just before donkey paddocks, damage to (plumage around?) left eye. (D & N Chown)

Hayle Estuary: 700+ Wigeon, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Grey Plover, 28 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 50 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 50+ Med Gull 50. (D & N Chown) Also, 4 Pink-footed Geese late afternoon before flying west with Canada Geese and a Kingfisher. (D King)

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 21 Coot, 26 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 123 Mallard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Stennack Wood nr Troon: Woodcock. (J Millett)

Trevose Head: 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 3 Kestrels, 20 Skylark. (A & B Tregunna)

Gurnards Head: 25 Chough (I Grindle)

Porthpean Beach: 4 Common Scoter offshore. (D King)

Camel Estuary: 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 383 Oystercatcher, 394 Curlew, 29 Ringed Plover, 700 Golden Plover, 5 Grey Plover, 10 Knot, 2 Sanderding, 11 Greenshank 210 Redshank, 33 Dunlin, 8 Turnstone, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 29 Black-tailed Godwit, 98 Lapwing, 2 Snipe. 97 Mediterranean Gull, 521 Black-headed Gull, 434 Herring Gull, 30 Great Black- backed Gull & 10 Common Gull. (D Julian)

Trevisker: 34 Mediterranean Gull with 185 Black-Headed Gull. (D Julian)

plr/rjv

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Late news 21/10,Penberth: Kite sp (probably red) over at 16:00. (N Milligan)

Penzance: Red-throated Diver again in the harbour. (L Proctor) 1 Purple Sandpiper,1 Common Sandpiper, 36+ Ringed Plover, 5 Sanderling, 40 Turnstone (C Zockler)

Porthgwarra: 2 Snow Bunting showing very well just South of coastguard, 1 (presumed released) White Stork,3 (probably 5) Ring Ouzel, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Woodlark over, 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear (presumed Greenland race), 6 Brambling, 13 Bullfinch, 4 Firecrest, 31 Goldcrest, 54 Siskin, 66 Redwing, 14 Fieldfare, 120+ Skylark, 420+ Stock Dove, c1000 Jackdaw, 1 Tawny Owl (60ft cover at 10:00). (R Veal et al.) Also 3 Lapland Bunting over 10:35. (M Wallace). 1 Common Whitethroat at Raftra Farm (P Wilson), 2 Swallow & Merlin at Bosistow Lane (D Balmer)

Snow Bunting, Reuben Veal

Land’s End: Short-eared Owl flew south.

Marazion: 5 Great Northern Divers (2 summer plumage), 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Wheatear. (D Balmer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Marsh Harrier (with green wing tag) at c10:55. (D Balmer, T Mills),1 Firecrest (D Balmer). Also 1 Cetti’s Warbler heard, 1 Common Darter and 2 Red Admiral butterflies. Plus 1 Kingfisher on Longrock Pool. (T Mills)

Hayle Estuary: 4 Pink-footed Geese still with Canada Geese at north end of Copperhouse Creek. Sub adult male Marsh Harrier (with green wing tag),1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, c70 Med Gulls, c100 Golden Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 17 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Dunlin 13 Cormorant. (DK Parker, D Eva)

West of Godolphin Bridge, near R Hayle: c 100 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush,1 Blackbird ,1 Sparrowhawk soaring to the east (C Richards)

Winnards Perch : 1 White Wagtail, 50 Redwing ( B Bosisto )

Trevose Head: 21 Turnstone, 12 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Fieldfare, 46 Woodpigeon, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Hooded Crow, 200 Skylark, 1 Corn Bunting (B Bosisto L Payne)

Trevone Bay: 4 adult Chough flying south at 2:30pm (D Wilson)

Crugmeer : 2 Buzzard, 3 Peregrine Falcon one with prey , 3 Grey Partridge, 53 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 52 Skylark, 194 Meadow Pipit, 1 Snipe, 101 Linnet on wires, 3 Kestrel, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Stonechat, 5 Raven, 5 Roe Deer, 1 Water Rail in flooded copse west of Tregirls Beach. (S Grose)

St Issey : 7 Mediterranean Gull at Trevibban Farm. (S Grose)

Penryn Campus vis mig (07.25-08.50): 1560 Redwing, 1250 Fieldfare, 3 Skylark, 11 Song Thrush, 34 Chaffinch, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Pied Wagtail. Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest (T Phelps, C Urquhart, M Doyle, M Broadbent)

Pendower Beach; Gerrans Bay: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 7 Great Northern Diver (4 in summer plumage), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk (female), 2 Raven. Also 1 pod of 30+ Common Dolphin, 3 Harbour Porpoise. (J St Ledger)

Great Northern Diver – John St Ledger

Veryan: 1 female Ring Ouzel (N Knight)

Charlestown: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (D Hastilow)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still in donkey paddock; also Pied Flycatcher.

Nanquidno: 4 Woodlark at Boscregan. Also 1 Brambling, 68 Stock Dove, 15 Golden Plover, 1 Swallow and 1 Firecrest. (N Wheatley)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Cattle Egret viewed from car park (D Balmer) 11.00 – 12.00: 1 Little Egret, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mallard, 2 Raven, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Wren, 2 Robin (M Webb)

Great-crested Grebe, M Webb

Sennen Cove: Male Vagrant Emperor ranging from surf school to lifeguard watchpoint to the east at 12:30. (J Lowen) 1 mink at Trinity Pool (J Hicks)

Church Cove, The Lizard: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 4 Goldcrest (J Witheywood) 5 Firecrest (I Maclean)

Lizard Youth Hostel: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler in hostel gardens (J Witheywood)

Lizard : 2 Richards Pipit reported in fields near Old Lizard Head then flew west towards Caerthillian Valley,1 Siskin, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 50 Linnet (T Phelps, M Doyle, M Broadbent) 1 Little Bunting in fields between Lizard Point and Housal Bay, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in Youth Hostel Garden,1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Brambling over, 3 Fieldfare 1 Jay, 1 Ringed Plover over, 2 Common Scoter past Lizard Point.(I Maclean). 1 Yellow-browed warbler at Gwavas Farm, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler near Kynance garage (S Bury)

Willow Warbler, J Witheywood

Coverack: 1 Little Auk in harbour within 20 metres of breakwater (D Child)

River Tamar – north of Cargreen : 13 Avocets ( A. Parker )

Rame Head: 2 Black Redstart,100+ Starlings,1 Fieldfare,100+ Linnet,11 Meadow Pipit, 20 Goldfinch, 2 Northern Wheatear,1 Corn Bunting,1 Blackcap,6 Goldcrest,5 Chiffchaff,3 Pied Wagtail,2 Peregrine,1 Kestrel,2 Raven,5 Stonechat,20+ Robins,12 Chaffinch (C Buckland M Beer)

Tamar Lakes: 1m Goosander (first of the winter), 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 13 Canada Geese, 2 Tufted Duck (1m 1f), 6 Coot, 15 Mallard, 2 Coal tit (R Mudge)

 

 

PLR RRB

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.

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Sunday 20th October 2019

Late news, 19/10, Nanquidno: 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Firecrest, 1 Siskin. (T Phelps, C Urquhart)

Late news, 19/10, Kelynack: 4 Siskin, 1 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest. (T Phelps, C Urquhart)

Late news, 19/10, Cot Valley: 2 Firecrest. (T Phelps, C Urquhart)

Late news, 19/10, Penryn Campus: 13 Siskin. (T Phelps, C Urquhart)

Nanjizal: Blyth’s Reed Warbler and Barred Warbler trapped this morning. Also 59 Blackcap, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 7 Firecrest, 17 Goldcrest, 17 Chiffchaff, 9 Song Thrush and 1 Redwing trapped and ringed.(P Roseveare, B Bosisto, K Wilson) Also over and around the valley: 1 Snipe, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 2 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 1 White Stork, 1 Richards Pipit, 60 Meadow Pipit, 176 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 25 Siskin ( B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Blyth’s Reed Warbler – Pete Roseveare

Barred Warbler – Pete Roseveare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lands End: Radde’s Warbler (heard only) on seaward side of Swingates early morning and Short-eared Owl, plus Richard’s Pipit flew east over the white house at c11:55, plus Merlin, 6+ Brambling, Mistle Thrush, 500+ Chaffinch, 140+ Skylark, 30+ Siskin, 5 Bullfinch & 3 Reed Bunting. (P St Pierre, M Elliott) Also 4 Woodlark and a Lapland Bunting over. (M Ahmad)

Kelynack: Siberian Chiffchaff with tit flock. (C Moore)

Copperhouse Creek: 4 Pink-footed Geese with large flock of Canada Geese plus 6 Greylag Geese. (B.Toms , M.Curtis)

Hayle Estuary: 6 Brent Geese, 4 Knot, 5 Lapwing, 3 Common Gull, 6 Skylark, c250 Redwing. (R Veal, B Toms, M Curtis) Also 2 Curlew, 6 Oystercatcher, 15 Turnstone, 8 Rock Pipit, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Little Grebe, 10 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret 11.00 – 11.50. (M Webb)

Porthkidney: 3 Sandwich Tern, 400+ Kittiwake, 150+ Black-headed Gull, 50+ Mediterranean Gull. (R Veal)

Lizard Point: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Brambling, 3 Fieldfare, 1 House Martin. (I Maclean, M Pass)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Wheatear. (I Maclean)

Kynance Road: 1 White-rumped Sandpiper over with 16 Ringed Plover.  (I Maclean)

Church Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest.  (I Maclean)

Lizard Village: 1 Cattle Egret in with cattle north east of village and just south of Trethvas Farm , 80 Redwing , 4 Fieldfare ( M Pass )

Penzance:  2 Purple Sandpiper, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, 40+ Turnstone at Jubilee Pool. Red-thoated Diver still in main harbour ( B.Toms, M. Curtis) Also 1 Eider (drake), 2 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Red-throated Diver – J St Ledger

Drake Eider – J St Ledger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trevescan: 40 plus Redwing over. ( B. Toms, M. Curtis)

St Ives: 12 Chough seen flying west over island this morning. (P&J) Also c1000 “small gulls” in St Ives Bay. (R Veal)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Barnacle Goose, 2 Grey Phalaropes and 2 Balearic Shearwater by 09:15, plus Snow Bunting around lighthouse compound. (I Prentice)

Lethytep: 2 Common Snipe. (P Hambly)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 212 Black-headed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 5 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 123 Canada Geese at 08:30. (S Grose)

Penberth: 2 Firecrest at seaward end plus 3 Fieldfare and Redwings over. (D Balmer)

Porthgwarra: Short-eared Owl and Merlin on the moor this afternoon. (S Rogers)

Kingsmill Lake: 3 Avocet and a Peregrine Falcon (M Beer)

Whipsiderry: 3 Corn Bunting, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 7 Oystercatcher, 1 white Pheasant, 3 Skylark, 16 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Sennen: 150 Golden Plover over at 10am (J Miller)

Bartinney: 18 Golden Plover, 1 Merlin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Nanquidno: 2 Merlin. ( P Taylor, H Mitchell, D&P Balmer)

Penryn Campus vis-mig (07:20-08.45): 1422 Redwing, 7 Song Thrush, 19 Meadow Pipit, 20 Chaffinch, 1 Stock Dove, 3 Bullfinch, 3 Siskin, 1 Dipper(!), 2 Grey Wagtail, 8 Pied Wagtail, 5 Curlew (C Urquhart, T Phelps, M Doyle)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 drk Gadwall, 25 Mallard, 3 Moorhen, 1 Little Egret, 1pr Stonechat, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Linnet, 2 Buzzard over 12.55 -13.45. (M Webb)

Drake Gadwall – M Webb

Ruan Lanihorne: 7 Fieldfare seen passing  through from N to S over village church. (D Hall)

Kenidjack: 1 Fieldfare, 1 Goldcrest (S Williams) Also 1 Merlin. (P Fraser)

St Erth: Red Kite at 15:20 heading towards Hayle. (M Spicer)

Trevilley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Elliott)

St Levan: Whitethroat & Firecrest. (M Elliott)

Amalveor: Male Hen Harrier, Woodcock, 60+ Golden Plover. (R Menari)

Men an Tol: Male hen Harrier, 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear. (P Combridge, DK Parker, J Swann)

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