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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Sunday 13 October 2019

Notice: There will be an educational access group visiting Walmsley tomorrow, in the morning from 08:30 to 13:00. Please expect some disruption if planning a visit. (A Langdon)

Late News, 09/10, Mevagissey: Rough-legged Buzzard taken into care after being picked up by a member of the public. No further news on its condition or location at present.

Rough-legged Buzzard – Robert Wells

Crackington Haven: 1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Hentervene Holiday Park this morning but not seen after 1100. The bird was in a very unhealthy condition and thought unlikely to survive the day. It has been looked for this evening with no luck. The property owner decided that they did not wish for the bird to be disturbed in its current condition nor did they wish the impact of a twitch to disrupt their business during this busy holiday period. If the bird is in a better condition tomorrow then there is a possibility that access may be granted. (Bev Teague)

Yellow-billed Cuckoo – Bev Teague

Porthgwarra : 1 Red-eyed Vireo near the doctors House sporadically throughout the day. Also 64 Meadow Pipit , 2 Firecrest, 10 Goldcrest, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Turtle Dove, 16 Collared Dove, 1 Redwing, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Chough. (P Roseveare B Bosisto et al) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in the sallow clump south of Roskestal (M Wallace) 1 Balearic Shearwater reported.

Turtle Dove – N Truby

Caerthillian: 1 Barred Warbler still in valley scrub near the pool south of the pumping station. Also 1 Pink-footed Goose over, 1 Hobby, 1 Swallow (D Eva, S Grose)

Housel Bay: 1 Common Nightingale still present, gave close flight views mid morning (D Eva)

St Levan: 1 White Stork,1 Firecrest (B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Nanquidno: 1 Red-Breasted Flycatcher (B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Cawsand: Dusky Warbler with the Tit flock at the end of the valley by entrance to Cawsand Village. Also Firecrest. (D Clegg)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Pink-footed Goose with c400 Canada Goose early am only, 5 Tufted Duck, c30 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, c20 Golden Plover, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Firecrest (R Veal) Additionally 15 Little Egret, 7 Greenshank, 29 Bar-tailed Godwit , 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Plover , 1 Sandwich Tern ,1 Kingfisher (B Bosisto P Roseveare) 1 Osprey reported early afternoon over Carnsew Basin.

Pink-footed Geese – D Parker

Osprey – M Webb

Copperhouse: 1 Osprey, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Pink-footed Goose (presumed same as on the main estuary earlier). (B Mellow)

Lizard Point: 1 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Merlin, 9 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Manx Shearwater, 1 Pink-footed Goose (later landed in Housel Bay pond). (I Maclean)

Bass Point: 1 Brambling over

Treen: 1 Snow Bunting reported by Logan Rock

Pentire Point: 1 Snow Bunting reported

Cot Valley: 1 Snow Bunting on track to Cape Cornwall. (P St Pierre)

Treverven: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (J Ryan)

Newlyn: 2w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliot)

Mousehole: 2 1w Yellow-legged Gull on St Clements Isle. (M Elliott)

Sennen: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (1 adult, 1 2nd winter), 1 Grey Phalarope, 4 Sandwich Tern, 5 Chough ( B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Nanjizal: Marsh Tit, 1 Firecrest, 7 Chiffchaff and 13 Goldcrest ringed at the private ringing site. Please keep to public rights of way. (J Ryan, N Ward)

Trevean: 1 Merlin over (M Wallace)

St Ives Harbour: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (R Holder)

Pale-bellied Brent Goose – R Holder

Mousehole: 3 Balearic Shearwater and a Black-throated Diver past in the morning.

Rame Head: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in trees near the electricity substation. Also Firecrest and Ring Ouzel.

Downderry: most birds were moving east early this morning, 0800-0845, including a Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua and 41 Kittiwake. Meanwhile, a Great Northern Diver, a Red-throated Diver and a Common Scoter flew west. (Alan Payne)

Windmill Farm: 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 46 Meadow Pipit, 3 Raven, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Pheasant. (S Grose)

Helston Boating Lake: 3 Mute Swan, 24 Tufted Duck, 1 f Shoveler, 7 Coot, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Muscovey, 1 Call Duck, 1 escaped Ferruginous Duck, 17 Moorhen, 53 Mallard, 65 Black-headed Gull, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

St Dennis: 2 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest . 2 Greens . 1 Song Thrush (P Ash)

Firecrest – P Ash

Colliford and Dozmary Pool: 117 Canada Goose, 6 Cormorant, 5 Mallard,19 Tufted Duck, 489 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 8 Black-headed Gull, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 49 Carrion Crow, 24 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 620 Starling, 2 Wheatear, 16 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, 67 Linnet, 22 Meadow Pipit and 1 Dunnock. (DA Conway)

Ruan Lanihorne Quay: 1 Osprey 1 Barn Owl, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Little Egret, 40+ Curlew, 400+ Canada Goose, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron. (David Hall)

Pentewan Beach, Mevagissey: 1 Arctic Tern on the beach (Tessa Bell)

Arctic Tern – Tessa Bell

Hendersick, Looe: 2 Peregrine flying East along cliffs (A Thom)

Hannafore, Looe: 3 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 12 Oystercatcher, 6 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail (N Wills)

Crantock, West Pentire: 1 Yellowhammer, 65 Meadow Pipit, 80+ Linnet, 50+ Rook. (S Grose)

Treveal: 1 Firecrest, 7 Goldcrest, 3 Blackcap, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Chough. (S Rowe)

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Saturday 12th October 2019

Late news, 29/09, Sennen: Sandwich Tern – ESK,  was rung in the Ythan Estuary in NE Scotland on 4th June as a chick by Grampian Ringing Group. (per P Garrity)

Late photos, 11/10, At sea, Scillonian III: Long-tailed Skua, sadly in Isles of Scilly waters. (M Ahmad)

Long-tailed Skua – Mashuq Ahmad

Long-tailed Skua – Mashuq Ahmad

Porthgwarra: Red-eyed Vireo near the doctors House, also Lesser Whitethroat plus Great Northern Diver over. (B Mellow) Presumed same Red-eyed Vireo in nearby Hidden Valley in the afternoon. (S Rowe)

Nanquidno: Red-breasted Flycatcher still opposite the new build plus 1+ Firecrest, Yellow-browed Warbler in Willows down from Wesley Cottage, 3 Raven, 7 Skylark, 4 Blackcap, 1 Firecrest, 7+ Goldcrest, 2 Sparrowhawks(m:f), 2 Bullfinch, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Long-tailed Tit, group of 20 Blue Tit and a juv Kestrel. (J MacCallum-Stewart, J Hawkey, K Dalziel, M Ahmad)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Mashuq Ahmad

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Steve Rowe

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Nick Truby

Yellow-browed Warbler – Nick Truby

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler plus another one reported, blythi type Lesser Whitethroat in donkey paddock still, fem/juv Merlin flew over bay towards Cape Cornwall. (J MacCallum-Stewart)

Cot Valley: Barred Warbler at the lower end of the valley.

Caerthillian: Barred Warbler by the pump station. (M Pass)

Barred Warbler – Nick Truby

 Barred Warbler – John Chapple

Housel Bay: Nightingale sp still around The Waterings but elusive. (R Wilkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey visiting three times, 2 Grey Plover, Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Kingfisher, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 363 Wigeon, 194 Teal, 1 Common Gull. (S Taylor) 1 Osprey successfully fishing at Carnsew Pool (13:35-13:45), 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Grey Plover, 14 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 28 Redshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Wheatear. (P Nason) Also Curlew Sandpiper reported again.

Osprey – David Cains

Osprey – David Cains

Truro: Peregrine on Cathedral at 08:30. (D Jenkins)

Loe Pool: 20 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher. (G Adams)

Land’s End: 1 Merlin plus 3 Red deer stags in Trinity Loop. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Penzance: Osprey over the Scillonian towards Mount’s Bay and 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver off Jubilee Pool. (M Warren)

Nanjizal: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler and Garden Warbler ringed at the private ringing site. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Mousehole: 4/5 year Smithsonianus type Herring Gull on St Clements Isle. (M Elliott)

Maer Lake: 1 Spoonbill, 13 Black tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff, 2 Pintail, 2 Pink-footed Geese. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Rame: Firecrest along lane from church with two Goldcrest. (C Buckland) Plus 1 Firecrest, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 23 Swallow, & 1 Blackcap (P Kemp)

Firecrest – Chris Buckland

Millbrook Lake: 13 Mediterranean Gull (one with white leg band – 3JRD), 47 Redshank (P Kemp)

Little Fistral: 8 Sandwich Tern, 6 Oystercatcher. (J. Green)

Lizard: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler reported somewhere on the Lizard!

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrest around the cottages, 2 ad Mediterranean Gull on the sea before flying South. (J MacCallum-Stewart)

Bude Marsh: 2 Kingfisher, 25 Mallard, 72 Black-headed Gull, 23 Moorhen, 1 Raven, 2 Mute Swan, 10 Carrion Crow, 5 Magpies, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 3 Wood Pigeon, 2m Blackbird, 2 Dunnock, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Canada Goose. (R Mudge)

Porth Joke: 4 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Bullfinch, 20 Chaffinch, 1 Water Rail, 15 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Robin. (S Rowe)

St John’s Lake: 98 Redshank, 10 Ringed Plover, 10 Turnstone, 22 Little Egret, 2 Dunlin, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Freathy: 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Blackbird. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Downderry: 07:45-08:35 Red-throated Diver, a Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skuas, 264 Kittiwakes and at least 350 Gannets, all west. (A Payne)

St Eval Church: 19 Lapwing, 3 Golden Plover, 4 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Tawny Owl heard, 1 Redwing heard at 22:30. (S Grose)

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Friday 11th October 2019

Mousehole: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel flew West. Also 1 ad Pomarine Skua, 4 Great Skua, 1 ad Arctic Skua. (M Elliott)

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-eyed Vireo still late morning. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at hidden valley (M Wallace) 9 Great Skua, 7 Arctic Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 8 BalearicShearwater and 3 Manx Shearwater between 08:00 and 11:00. (J Hicks) Cove seawatch (10:00-14:30): 4 Grey Phalarope, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 23 Manx Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 14 Great Skua, 45 Kittiwake also 3 Chough, (J MacCallum-Stewart)

St Levan: 1 White Stork presumed release still in clifftop fields

Nanquidno: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher still opposite new build house.

Scillonian Crossing: 1 Long-tailed Skua flew south over vessel late afternoon. (K Vinicombe)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey flew across the back of Ryan Fields towards St Erth at 11:50 (I Dobson) 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Osprey, 1 Lapwing, 3 Grey Plover, 6 Sandwich Tern, 30+ Bar-tailed Godwit. (R Veal) This evening, 1 Osprey perched on middle post, 10 Turnstone, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Red-breasted Merganser. (J Evans)

Copperhouse: 1 Curlew Sandpiper midday. (M Warren) 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper this evening. (R Veal)

Talskiddy: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler calling late afternoon (P Roseveare)

Swanvale NR: 2 Firecrest mid afternoon ( one singing intermittently). (M Adkins)

Housel Bay: probable Nightingale still but elusive, calling well. (J Witheywood)

Downderry: birds moving west, 0800-0900, included a Great Northern Diver, a Great Skua and 130+ Kittiwakes. (A Payne)

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Thursday 10th October 2019

Late News 9/10, Lands End: 1 White-throated Sparrow on a cruise ship off Land’s End in the evening. (G Trew)

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-eyed Vireo still in sallows by car park and in the Doctor’s garden during the afternooon; also probable Siberian Lesser Whitethroat 2 Spotted Flycatcher and 11 Chough present. (G Lawlor)

Lizard: 1 Nightingale species seen again briefly this morning at Housel Pond (T Blunden)

Nanquidno: Red-breasted Flycatcher in the valley until 9 am. (I Hayes)

Porthleven: Great White Egret flew north 

St Levan: White Stork still present in clifftop fields.

Polgigga: 1 Wryneck in the lane west of Faraway Cottage ( M Wallace)

Devoran: 1 Osprey still at Restronguet Point (J Chapple)

Hayle Estuary: 1000-1130hrs 1 Osprey (over Carnsew Pool then back in Copperhouse Creek direction), 1 Peregrine, 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 1 Wheatear, 10 Greylag Goose (S Van Hear) Carnsew Basin: 1 Osprey (caught fish), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Plover, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger) Hayle North Quay: 3 Sandwich Tern 1 imm with crustacean, 1 Kingfisher hovering, 1 Red-breasted Merganser. (J Evans).

Trewoon, St. Austell: Yellow-browed Warbler flitting around in sycamore in private garden. (I Toogood-Johnson)

Chapel Porth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest, in the valley with tit flock this morning. (D Curtis)

Rock, Porthilly Farm: 1 Cattle Egret, 5 Little Egret, 12 Mediterranean Gull, 95 Black headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black- backed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull all feeding among cattle in field next to sewage treatment works. (S Grose)

Charlestown: 1 Green Woodpecker ( D Hastilow )

Bude Marshes: 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Cormorant, 29 Black-headed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 31 Canada Geese, 4 Grey Heron, 32 Mallard, 12 Moorhen, 2 Magpie, 6 Crow, 44 Goldfinch, 5 Jackdaw, 23 Rook, 2 House Sparrow, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Jay, 1f Pheasant, 1 Buzzard, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1m Reed Bunting, 1 Raven, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (R Mudge)

Trevescan to Porthgwarra circular walk:  1 Sparrowhawk, 20 Chough incl flock of 13, 4 Raven, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Red Deer, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock (J Evans)

Rame Church to Penlee NR: 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 12 Goldcrest, 45 + Skylark, 10 + Meadow Pipit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Merlin, 1 female Vagrant Emperor dragonfly. (K Pellow)

Penlee Point & Cawsand Bay: 200+ Kittewake, 35 + Mediterranean Gull, 12+ Sandwich Tern and 2 dark phase Arctic Skua, 2 male Common Scoter – west. (K Pellow)

St Clement’s Isle, Mousehole: 3+ Yellow-legged Gull (2+ 1stw, 2nd w), Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel. (M Elliott)

Penzance: 1 Great Northern Diver off Eastern Green. (P St Pierre)

Penberth valley: Singing chiffchaff. (K Dalziel)

Feock: 2 Firecrests opposite Ferris’ garage. (K Dalziel)

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