Saturday 20th October 2018

Late news, 19/10, Looe, Hannafore Beach: 15 Turnstone, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Tree Pipit, 6 Rock Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtails (at least 1m & 1f), 1 Redshank, 3 Little Egrets and 2 Med Gulls. (I Juliane)

Late news, 19/10, Looe River: 4 Whimbrel, 3 Little Egrets and 2 Leucistic Carrion Crow. (I Juliane)

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still present at Treve Common 07:35 to 18:20 at least. (M Lawson MW Parker A Hartley) Also 2 Woodlark over. Plus 2 Stonechat, 6+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Buzzard and 1 Chough over high calling, Also possible Red-veined Darter (A Hartley)

Grey Catbird, Paul Ash

Grey Catbird video (including call at c2 mins into the video) – John Chapple

Lizard Village: Red-eyed Vireo by pond on Chapel Lane at 09:10 but not seen since. (R Curtis)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Red Kite over moving SW 10:30. (C Richards) Also 3 1w drake Ring-necked Duck still. (P Eele, B Bosisto)

Sancreed: Westerly passage of 2 Red Kite (singles 08:24 & 09:10), 14 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 450 Woodpigeon, 12 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 32 Skylark, 8 Fieldfare, 30 Chaffinch, 1 Siskin. In area: 3 Kestrel, 98 Redwing, 1 Black Redstart, 4 Stonechat, 29 Robin, 5 Chiffchaff, 6 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 100 Linnet. (D Flumm)

Red Kite – Dave Flumm

Higher Bosistow: 2 Woodlark. (K Wilson) Richard’s Pipit still around Faraway Cottage at 09:20. (M Wallace, B Bosisto) Also Red Kite over Bosistow Lane at 10:55. (T Phelps)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Great White Egret and Spoonbill at Copperhouse Creek. Also 2 Greenshank. (D Balmer) 2 Great White Egrets near Lelant station. (J Parker R Treeby) Spoonbill in Carnsew Basin at mid day. Also Spoonbill, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Great White Egret feeding in pool along walkway. (W Chegwidden) Also 1 Whimbrel, 5 Greenshank and 2 Sandwich Tern. (M Spicer) And 1 Sanderling , 1 Black-tailed Godwit , 4 Bar tailed Godwit, 19 Little Egret, 1 Gadwall , 1 Kingfisher. (B Bosisto)

Great Egret, Alex McKechnie

Spoonbill, Great & Little Egrets, M Rouncefield

Great Egrets, Mike Spicer

Great Egret and Spoonbill, Mike Spicer

Spoonbill, Mike Spicer

Polgigga: Juv Rosy Starling at Ardensawah Farm. 2 Yellow-browed Warbler along Bosistow Lane. 1 Peregrine at Lower Roskestal Farm. (C Richards)

St Buryan: Black Kite over east to the south of the village at 10:30. (J Lawman)

Sennen: Richard’s Pipit flew from cliff top car park towards Sennen Cove.

The Lizard: 1 Little Bunting, 2 Woodlark, 1 female Merlin, 1 female Marsh Harrier all on or over cut maize field on the Kynance Road (D Eva) Black Redstart by the village green, 5 Black Redstarts on roof tops on new houses at north end of village, plus Whinchat on rough ground there and a Fieldfare over. (D Balmer)

Kynance Cove: 3 Wheatear. (D Balmer)

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 m Mandarin. (S Votier)

Porthgwarra: 4 Yellow-browed Warbler (1 near the Drs house, 2 60 ft cover, 1 Trevean), Dartford Warbler, near the wall. Black Redstart by the coastguard cottages and 3 Red-veined Darter near the dried up pond. (G Wyatt) Also 4 Woodlarks and 2 Black Redstarts reported. (T Phelps)

Pendeen: Yellow-browed Warbler in Calartha Farm Wood. (P Clement) 3 Wheatears, 1 Buzzard,.1 Kestrel, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Linnet. Also 6 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and a Small Copper (A Hartley) Also 1 Black Redstart still.

Carn Gloose: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Peregrine, 2+ Chough, 1 Vagrant Emperor, 4 Red-veined Darter, 1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Wall Brown, 1 Small Tortoishell, 1 Small WhiteRed Admirals and Small Coppers including a caeruleopunctata variant. (M Ahmad, D Hatton, S Holloway, T Mills et al)

Vagrant Emperor – Mashuq Ahmad

Goonhilly Downs: At least 10 Vagrant Emperor dragonflies including 3 egg-laying pairs in tandem this afternoon at Croft Pascoe Pool, late afternoon. (J Walters)

Church Cove: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Pass)

Kynance Road: 1 Jack Snipe flushed ( M Pass )

Roskestal: 1 Red Kite east mid morning (D Eva) Also 1 Peregrine at Lower Roskestal Farm. (C Richards)

Nanjizal: 1 Snipe, 47 Stock Dove, 1 Woodlark,  2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Redpoll ( Bob Bosisto )

Nanquidno: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Ring Ouzel.

Penlee Point: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at east end of Penlee Battery NR with Long-tailed Tit flock. (G Lewis) No sign since but Firecrest in the tit flock! (D Allan)

Cot Valley: 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and a Woodlark.

Camborne: Possible eagle species flew south. (M Hoskin)

Sennen Cove: Turtle Dove at Sennen Rise.

Park Head: 5 Chough, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Kestrel, 6 Raven, 2 Corn Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer, 21 Skylark, 15 Stonechat, also Linnets, Meadow Pipits. (S Grose)

Newquay Boating Lake: 2 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Red-eared Terrapin. (S Grose)

Constantine: 2 Black Redstart in Trebarvah Court (J Chapman)

Tremough Campus, Penryn: 1 Firecrest (J Chapman)

Tregonning Hill: Short-eared Owl 17.35 circling o/h with accompanying Crow. Went off N.W., both. (C Richards)

Maer Lake: 3-400 Golden Plover (most in flight 10 landed), 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 5 Snipe, 30+ Teal, 20+ Wigeon, 1 Grey Heron, 30+ Lapwing, 1 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 30+ Black-headed Gull, 20+ Herring Gull, 200+ Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 35+ Curlew on field to NE of lake. (T Nicholson)

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier again. (T Fletcher)

Zennor: F/1w Black Redstart on cottages seaward of church at 16:00 and a Whinchat on headland. (G Barlow)

Bedruthan Steps: 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 5 Raven, 2 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Breage: Short-eared Owl over Tregonning Hill at 17:35 but then flew NW.

Fiddlers Green: 1 Barn Owl. (M Jones)

Dozmary Pool: 8 Pochard (3 f), Tufted Ducks, Teal, 18 Lapwings,1 Golden Plover. (C Buckland)

Colliford Reservoir: 2 Snipe, 1 Dunlin, 4 Wheatears, 1 Reed Bunting, 30+ Golden Plovers, 10 Great Crested Grebes. (C Buckland)


Thursday 20th September 2018

Walk and Events cancellations: this Sunday’s guided walks program (Windmill Farm and Western Valleys) is unfortunately cancelled due to poor weather forecast. 

Late photos, 3/9, Trevescan/Nanjizal: Rosy Starling. (Mark Rolfe)

Rosy Starling, Mark Rolfe

Rosy Starling, Mark Rolfe

Rosy Starling, Mark Rolfe

Late news, 19/9, Penzance: 1 Barn Owl on the harbour wall. (O Mockeridge)

Late news, 19/9, At sea: c500 Great Shearwater from Scillonian III. (P Semmens)

Great Shearwater, Paul Semmens

Nanjizal: 1 Red-eyed Vireo this evening. (K Wilson)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs and 2 Ospreys still, plus a Wood Sandpiper. (J Chapple L Proctor PA Fraser)

Mousehole: 1 Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 22 Balearic Shearwater and 4 Great Skua. (M Elliott)

Lizard: 658 Great Shearwater including 500 in 30 minutes. (J Foster)

Porthgwarra: 1500+ Great Shearwater, 10+ Sooty Shearwater, 100+ Balearic Shearwater, 1 Leach’s Petrel and 8 Great Skua between 10:45 & 12:45. (P Taylor H Mitchell) At least 791 Great Shearwater (including 2 large feeding flocks of 360+ and 140+), 95 Balearic Shearwater, 59 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Madeiran Petrel, 2 Leach’s Petrel, 4 Storm Petrel, 6 Arctic Tern and 2 Grey Phalarope between 13:45 & 17:00. (M Wallace DK Parker et al.) Seawatch from cove 1000 – 1445hrs: 1 Leach’s Petrel,  2 – 3,000 Great Shearwater, (moving through continuously often in rafts or groups of 100+); 4-500+ Balearic Shearwater, 200+ Sooty Shearwater, 10.000+ Gannet including a large feeding flock at Runnelstone distance mixed with large number of Great and some Sooty; Balearic & Manx Shearwater, 12 Great Skua & 1 Arctic Skua. (R&I Archer; G Mitchell; K Dalziel & J Hawkey et al). 2506 Great Shearwater in all day count. (G Wyatt)

Loe Pool: Common Crane showing well on sand bar at the Helston end. (P Walsh L Proctor)

St Ives NCI watch, St Ives Island 10.15 to 14.30: 245 Sandwich Tern,  48 Arctic Tern, 67 Common Tern, 2 Little Tern, 2 Roseate Tern, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua (dark phase), 1 ad Sabine’s Gull12 Mediterranean Gull. On the Island: 2 Wheatear, 1, Kestrel and a flock of 40 Goldfinch. Porthmeor Beach: 82 Sandwich Tern, 42 Common Tern, 34, Arctic Tern. (V Stratton)

Levant seawatch 1pm to 2.15pm: 13 Great Shearwater, 42 Sooty Shearwater, 52 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Skua. (M Scott-Ham

Coverack: 1 Grey Phalarope on sea just off harbour wall early evening (17:15)

Crugmeer /Lellizzick: 2 Barn Owl this morning. (S Grose)

Penlee Point: 2 Great Skua, 5 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Sandwich Tern. (P Kemp)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Balearic Shearwater late pm. (S Rowe)

Marazion: 2 Balearic Shearwaters over Hogus Rocks and 2 Great Skuas in Mounts Bay. (PA Fraser)

Tresillian River: Osprey perched in tree between St Clement and Malpas.

Dobwalls: Marsh Tit in our garden 13.00, feeding on our hanging seed tray (C&J Duffy)

Bude, Maer Lake: c500 Canada Goose , 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 3 Curlew, 2 Dunlin, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron , 2 Swallow plus many Teal, Mallard, Black-headed Gull and Herring Gull. (A Cook)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Dipper, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Coot, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Blackcap (male). (S Grose)


Sunday 15th October 2017

Late news, 12/10, Nanjizal: 1 Peregrine. (J Milligan – photos)

Late news, 13/10, Porthgwarra: 2 Dotterel on the moor at halfway wall briefly at 11:30. (B Groves)

Late news, 14/10, Nanjizal: 1 Red-eyed Vireo but not since, please keep to public footpaths. (K Wilson)

Nanjizal: 5 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Hawfinch, 9 Blackcap, 42 Goldcrest, 9 Firecrest and 21 Chiffchaff ringed plus 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Hobby, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Water Rail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Cetti’s Warbler1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Crossbill, 24 Siskin, 3 Song Thrush, 11 Jay, 1 Reed Bunting. Please keep to the public footpaths. (Bob Bosisto, P Roseveare)

St Levan: 1 Merlin, 7 Firecrest and 4 Chiffchaff. (Bob Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Marazion: 1 Garganey still. (Bob Bosisto, P Roseveare, R Farnes)

Sancreed:  2 Firecrest, 14 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail (D Flumm)

Towan Head: 13 Mediterranean Gull and 4 Kittiwake. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: 3 Firecrest, 1 Gadwall, 1 Snipe and 40 Golden Plover. (D Wright)

Pendeen: 3 Hawfinch flew west over the church at 08:25

Lizard: 2 Hawfinch in the village also Turtle Dove opposite Parc Garland, Whinchat plus Firecrest everywhere c30. (M Pass, I Maclean)

Church Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 7 Firecrest, 2 Siskin, 1 Yellow Wagtail (over). (M Pass, I Maclean – photo)

Turtle Dove – Ilya Maclean

Housel Bay: 8 Firecrests, 2 Siskin. (I Maclean)

Porthgwarra: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in Doctor’s Garden (Rosevale), 8+ Firecrest, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Snipe, 5 Siskin over. (B Mellow, R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins) A different Yellow-browed Warbler reported at Trevean. (MD Wallace) 10 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in 60ft Cover. (B Field)

Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest – Brian Field

Praa: 1 Black Redstart. (R Teague)

Kenidjack: 2 Hawfinch by the engine shed at 15.30 then flew down the valley. (S Rogers) 4 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Kestrel. (B Field) 3 Hawfinch above the sewerage works at 15:18 plus 1 Firecrest.

Kestrel – Brian Field

Marazion: Water Pipit on the beach in the morning. (M Silk)

Truro: 2 Spoonbill at Malpas.

Penberth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 4 Firecrest and Siskin (several heard overhead). (D Helliar) Red-breasted Flycatcher at lower end of path from Treen. (per M Ahmad)

Wadebridge: 1 Hawfinch over. (DI Julian)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill at 16:00 on Ryan’s Field. (J Bowen, J Coppock – photos)

Spoonbill – J Bowen Spoonbill – J Coppock

Whipsiderry: 1 Chough (unringed), 2 Peregrine Falcon, 11 Raven, 12 Reed Bunting and 5 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Porth Joke: 4 Firecrest, 7 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 25 House Sparrow, 2 Swallow. (S Rowe)

Coverack: 2 Spoonbill flew past the Paris Hotel towards Chynalls at 14:15.

Pendower: Red-necked Grebe off the beach this afternoon.

Portreath Airfield: 2 Peregrine with kill. (R Hampshire)


Thursday 12th October 2017

Late news, 11/10, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 26 Greylag Goose took flight with 100 plus Canada Goose by dusk heading North. (J Evans)

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-eyed Vireo 1 in 60ft cover, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by first pool, 5 Firecrest. (B Field)

Red-eyed Vireo, Brian Field

Red-eyed Vireo, Brian Field

Yellow-browed Warbler, Brian Field

Firecrest, Brian Field

Firecrest, Brian Field

Nanquidno: 2 Firecrest. (B Field) 

Kenidjack: 1 Firecrest. (B Field) 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap & 3 Chough. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Lands End: 2 Chiffchaff, 15 Skylark over, also 2 Reed Buntings and 11 Chough. (J Hawkey pers comm. P Harrison)

Nanjizal: 180 birds ringed including 87 Goldcrest, 17 Firecrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 20 Blackcap, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler. Also a 1st y Hobby flying around. (K Wilson)

Buttermilk Hill: 1, Snow Bunting  (male), 1 Dartford Warbler, 1 Ring Ouzel, 74 Meadow Pipit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Common Buzzard and 6 Raven. (V Stratton)

Snow Bunting, Viv Stratton

Snow Bunting, Viv Stratton

Lizard Point and Village: 1 Rose-coloured Starling (still in Henrys Croft at 10:45 and then at football pitch 11:05), 1 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, 200 Meadow Pipit, 42 Swallow, 34 Chaffinch, 1 Siskin, 1 Redpoll, 1 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Church Cove: 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, 3 Blackcap, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 37 Swallow, 1 Hawfinch (flew over the churchyard twice , no sign after searching copse to the north of the churchyard where it landed), 1 Yellow browed Warbler (in the churchyard). (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Penryn: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 6 Firecrest on campus. (B Porter)

Gannel Estuary: 131 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Bar tailed Godwit, 1 Black tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher,1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Redshank, 13 Little Egret, 2 Cattle Egret at Penpol Creek roost this evening. (S Grose)

Tallack’s Creek, Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 80+ Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 70+ Curlew, 4 Tawny Owls (2 pairs – heard calling). (J St Ledger) Also a Polish Ringed black headed Gull. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Spotted Redshank and Redshank, John St Ledger

Little Petherick Creek: 1 Greenshank. (E Mayhew)

Rame: 2 Firecrest, 1 Hobby, 2 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 2 Kestrel, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Cirl Bunting, Yellowhammers, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits, 2 Grey Wagtail,.3 Pied Wagtail,4 Collared Dove, 20+ Goldcrest. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Kingsmill Lake: 2 Marsh Tit feeding close to hide this evening, 1 Grey Plover, 17 Greenshank. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Pendeen: Wryneck still present. (P Combridge)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Curlw Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 4 Greenshank, 63 Redshank, 59 Curlew, 36 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 28 Oystercatcher, 26 Greylag Geese, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 11 Little Egret and 2 Kingfisher. (DK Parker)


Monday 25th September 2017

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-eyed Vireo in willows by carpark until about 9.30 this morning, also 1 Spotted Flycatcher in Dr’s garden. (T Mills, P Roseveare, M Pass et al)

Sennen: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still in ploughed field SE of Escalls Chapel at 11:55.

Botallack: 1 Wryneck in gorse by coast path c.100m north of Roscommon House.

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Purple Heron showing in long grasses and reeds just above Sett Bridge and predating on Newts.  Hundreds of Canada Geese over including 1 all white individual that was very noisy, 1 Kingfisher on post for a short while and 1 Fallow Deer browsing along the river. (A James)

Purple Heron, Alan James

Purple Heron, Alan James

Hayle Estuary:  3 Great Egret, 1 Cattle Egret,  2 Spoonbill at 16:30, earlier 3 Ruff and various Bar & Black-tailed Godwits. (M Lammas & T Pope) 1 Kingfisher flew over viaduct (nr Asda) toward clock tower at 19:20. (J Evans)

Ruff, Sam Williams

Truro: 2 Cattle Egret still at Menadews Farm.

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 moulting adult Black Tern this afternoon hawking insects. (C Buckland, M Beer, M Ahmad) 1 Snow Bunting. (M Pass) Also 1 Spotted Sandpiper and 1 Dotterel.

Tregonetha Downs: 16 Snipe, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Rock Porthilly Point: 2 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 1 Common Sandpiper, 65 Mediterranean Gull, 21 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Gull, 3 Curlew, 156 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: 7 Ruff this evening. (B Bosisto)

Penzance:  Pod of 30+ Common Dolphin at 07:40. (J Evans)


Sunday 24th September 2017

Porthgwarra:Red-Eyed Vireo seen by the toilet block  at 1.20 pm (Royston Wilkins, finder) Also seen at 16.45 and 17.25 in the trees by car park. (B Field) Also 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 2 Firecrest, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Willow Warbler, 8 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat. (M Wallace)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Spotted Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Spotted Sandpiper, Steve Rowe

The Lizard village: 1 Melodious Warbler below Henry’s Campsite mid-afternoon. Also 1 Corn Bunting, 4 Pied Flycatcher, 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow Wagtail around the village. (I Maclean)

Davidstow airfield: 2 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still, also c15 Dunlin, c15 Ringed Plover. (S Rowe) Plus 1 m DotterelDavidstow Airfield is an active airfield and we have been reminded that there is NO freedom to roam here and that cars must NOT drive onto the airfield at all. We have been advised that we can WALK onto the grassy areas, but not the runways. Cars should be parked alongside the road. Failure to comply, could lead to access being withdrawn altogether.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Great White Egret (viewed and photo’d for 10 minutes before flying south at 18:10. Also 30 Greenshank, 3 Grey Plover and 2 Knot (M Beer,M Northey)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling roosted with 10+starlings. 1 Great White Egret flew n/e at dusk to distant pines (P St Pierre)

Nanjizal: 1 Icterine Warbler netted. 

Hayle towans: 36 Sandwich Tern, 2 Kittiwake, 4 Mediterranean Gull on main channel out to sea. (S Grose, C Richards)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Carnsew pool: 4 Sandwich Tern, 4 Ringed Plover. (S Grose) Also 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Little Stint, 2 Ruff, 5 Knot, flock of 8 Grey Heron over SW ( D.Eva ) Ryan’s Field: 4 Ruff, 2 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Knot. (S & P Rogers). Estuary: 3 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 9 Greenshank, 4 Sandwich Tern. (M Halliday, S & P Rogers)

Ruff, Steve Rogers

Ruff, Steve Rogers

Sennen: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still, also 3 Ruff and 5 Ringed Plover in same field ( D. Eva ) Plus 30 White Wagtail, 3 Yellow Wagtail. (S & P Rogers)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 6 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Pintail, 35 Teal, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Yellow Wagtail, c500 Swallow. (S Rowe)

Pink-footed Geese, Steve Rowe

Land’s End: 1 Whinchat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Water Rail ( D. Eva ) Also 1 Wryneck this morning on fence opposite Swingates drive. (R Augarde, R. Wilkins, B.Mellow)

St Clement, Menadews Farm: 2+ Cattle Egret with Little Egrets. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Little Stint, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 ad Yellow Legged Gull, 340 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Wheatear. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare) Also 2 Little Stint, 1 Ruff, 14 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe,  Golden Plover heard o/h, 5 Tufted Duck. (B Craven)

Loe Bar: 2 Sanderling, I Dunlin, Reed Warbler, 3 Yellow Wagtail. (D Collins)

Constantine: 1 Firecrest.  Also an odd Crow that has been around for some weeks. (D Collins)

Crow, David Collins

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 13 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Mediterranean Gull. (B Field)

Helston: Firecrest along road to Lower Nansloe Farm at 14:00. (B & J Bowler)


Sunday 16th October 2016

Late news, 14/10, Porth Joke: 1 Redstart, 1 Ring Ouzel. (S Rowe)

Late news, 14/10, Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Tufted Duck, 7 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 6 Coot, 2 Water Rail, 8 Moorhen. (S Rowe)

Late news, 15/10, Bude Marshes: 2 Grey Heron, 1 Snipe, 7 Carrion Crow, 7 Black headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull,  12 Moorhen, 2 Kingfisher, 37 Mallard, 1 Stonechat, 5 Dunnock, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Water Rail, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 1 Chaffinch  2 adult Mute Swan with 3 juveniles, 6 Canada Geese, 3 Pied Wagtail. (H Kendall, R Mudge)

Late news, 15/10, Gwennap Sewage Works: 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Water Rail, 1 Firecrest, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Blackcap, 2 Jay. (J St Ledger)

Rock: Dalmatian Pelican still on Camel Estuary.

St Agnes: Dusky Warbler still at Chapel Porth. (B Field) Short-toed Lark in car park at St Agnes Head until 10:40, then flew south. (D Helliar, B Field)


Short-toed Lark,


photos by B Field

Windmill Farm: 1 Whinchat and 1 Marsh Harrier this morning. (D Wright)


Marsh Harrier, D Wright


Whinchat, D Wright

College Reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper still.

Hayle Estuary: imm Spoonbill still. Also 1 Black Redstart in a private garden. (M Bishop)

Land’s End: Snow Bunting on coast path 100m from last shop. (C Stephenson, R Veal) 2 Yellow-browed Warbler in car park bushes. (H Mitchell, P Taylor) 1 Wryneck still.


Snow Bunting, C Stephenson

Carbis Bay: 1 Great Northern Diver, 10 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 9 Shag, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Oystercatcher. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, WeBS)

St Ives: 10 Oystercatcher, 21 Mediterranean Gull, 13 Black-headed Gull, 12 Greater Black-backed Gull, 38 Herring Gull, 14 Shag, 2 Guillemot, 14 Turnstone. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, WeBS)

Porthgwarra: Red-eyed Vireo still in trees by car park late morning-early afternoon, loosely associating with tit flock. (S Rowe) 1 Lesser Whitethroat in ferns near village, 2 Yellow Wagtail briefly, 5 Redwing, 1 juv Kittiwake past. (R Veal). Snow Bunting at Gwennap Head. 6 Balearic Shearwater and Arctic Skua past. (Oriole Birding) Also 4 Grey Phalarope and 1 Great Skua. (R Archer)

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Photos from yesterday by the finder Paul – Elie Jay.

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 3 Canada Goose, 5 Cormorant, 4 Great Crested Grebe,12 Mallard, 5 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 6 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 17 Golden Plover, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 77 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 16 Black-headed Gull, 38 Carrion Crow, 24 Jackdaw, 9 Magpie, 1 Jay, 4 Blackbird, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 23 Starling, 3 Skylark, 38 Meadow Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 4 Wren and 1 Willow Warbler. (DA Conway)

Carn Downs, Morvah: Barn Owl quartering fields 0745. (R Teague)

Marazion Marsh and beach: 5 Mute Swan, 16 Mallard, 5 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 6 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 19 Moorhen, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat, c80 Skylark flying west), 1 Reed Bunting and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 1 Pied Wagtail on the beach. (DK Parker, A James – photos)




Pied Wagtail


Mute Swan

All photos, A James

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler (top end), 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Chiffchaff and 2 Blackcap (lower end). (S Rowe)

Nanquidno: 1 heard-only Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Redwing on road leading to Gurland farm. (R Veal)

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail & 1 2cy male Hen Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 1 Merlin and 8 Golden Plover. (DK Parker)

Rosenannon Downs: 2 Hen Harrier, Merlin, Jack Snipe & 1+ Lapland Bunting this evening. (DI Julian)

Bartinney Downs: 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Buzzard this evening. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, C Moore)

Amalveor: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (R Menari)

Cot Valley: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest. (N Wheatley)

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