Saturday 15th October 2016

Late news, 14/10, Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 4 Ring Ouzel, 35 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear. (V Stratton)

Late news, 14/10, Trevail Valley: 25 Siskin, 12 Redwing, 8 Continental Song Thrush. (V Stratton)

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: A large flock of Turdus Thrushes came in off the sea and consisted of 18 Continental Song Thrush, 14 Blackbird, 7 Ring Ouzel and a probable Black-throated Thrush. (V Stratton)


Ring Ouzel, V Stratton

Rock: Dalmatian Pelican still, visible from car park. (L Painter)

College Reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper still.

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler in copse by engine shed. 2 Yellow-browed Warbler in donkey paddock plus c15 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and a Lesser Whitethroat. (D Helliar, DK Parker – photos)

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Porthgwarra: Red-eyed Vireo in car park bushes. (Paul-Elie Jay) 1 Firecrest at Trevean Pool. (M Scott-Ham) Also Yellow-browed Warbler in 60ft cover and another just south of halfway wall.


Red-eyed Vireo, J St Ledger

Gwennap Head: 4 Balearic Shearwater.

Kelynack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler for 3rd day. (R Archer)

Nanquidno: 1 probable Pallas’s Warbler and a Yellow-browed Warbler just beyond Nanjulian. (R Archer)

Nanjizal: 1 Ring Ouzel. (M Scott-Ham)

St Agnes Head: Short-toed Lark still in car park west of New Downs. (M Halliday, T Wilson, DK Parker)

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Short-toed Lark, all photos M Halliday

Church Cove, Lizard: Red-breasted Flycatcher in plantation south of road. 1 Lapland Bunting over. (I Maclean & G Swan)

Lizard: Garden Warbler 2, Merlin, Peregrine, Blackcap (f), Wheatear, Peregrine and a Great Spotted Woodpecker over the village. (T Phelps, C Urquhart) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in Youth Hostel Garden, 1 Reed Warbler in Pistil Meadow. (I Maclean, G Swan)

Hayle Estuary, Carnsew Pool: (am) imm Spoonbill, 3 Grey Plover, 4 Greenshank, 14 ad Med Gull, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit. (R Veal)  Ryan’s field (pm), 1 Curlew, 13 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, Canada geese and Greylag, 8 Oystercatcher, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Little Egret and 1 Spoonbill. (A James)

Hayle, Tennis Club: 1 Yellow Wagtail over west at 16:30. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest again in private garden, 5 Redwing over. (R Veal)









All photos, A James

Cot Valley: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. Also 1 Ring Ouzel. (M Scott-Ham)

Loe Pool, Helston: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 6 Shoveler, 14 Great Crested Grebe. (G Adams)

Cape Cornwall: Red-throated Pipit reported on golf course 15th/16th holes in front of Nanpean holiday flats. Also juv Rose-coloured Starling. Black Redstart in Cape car park.

Sennen: Great Northern Diver in cove.

St Agnes: Dusky Warbler at Chapel Porth near mining wheel. (T Wilson)


Dusky Warbler, T Wilson

Newlyn: 2 Black Redstart at Sandy Cove. (P Smale)


Black Redstart, P Smale

Trevescan: 1 Firecrest. (M Scott-Ham)

Trevilley: Probable Pallid Harrier at 8:30am. (M Scott-Ham)

Longrock Pool: 5 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail and 1 Little Egret. (DK Parker, P Smale -photo)


Trevose Head: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 3 Curlew, 1 2w Med Gull, 1 Short-eared Owl, 6 Goldcrest, 3 Firecrest,17 Chiffchaff, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 26 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 7 Songthrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, 12 Pied Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting, 12 Corn Bunting, 1 Bullfinch and 1 Siskin. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Maer Lake: 1 Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 27 Snipe, 1 Shoveler and 7 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 colour-ringed Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Lapwing. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Camel Estuary: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Pintail. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

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Tuesday 11th October 2016

Found – Telescope eyecup: Found on path through bushes at end of Land’s End car park. Contact Phil Taylor via bird news email above.

Late News, 30/9-2/10, Crows-an-Wra: Lesser Whitethroat (Eastern race) in private garden. (F Currie)

Late News, 10/10, Crows-an-Wra: Little Bunting in private garden 15.05hrs – 18.30hrs. (F Currie)

Late news, 10/10, Lowland Point: 200 Swallow & 10 House Martin. (P Fraser)

Late News, 10/10, Rame: 1 Firecrest. (D Allan)

Late News, 10/10, Nanquidno: 1 Hobby. (M Scott-Ham)

Late News, 10/10, Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Redwing. (D Hall)

College Reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper still plus 41 Coot, 46 Wigeon, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret and 1 Firecrest. (B Toms, M Curtis, B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Argal Reservoir: juv Common Tern still and 4 Great Crested Grebe. (B Toms, M Curtis, B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Land’s End: Wryneck still along cycle track, 3 Whinchat, juv Hobby. (L Thomson) 1 Short-eared Owl. (A James)


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Hobby, A James

Porthgwarra: Richard’s Pipit in field above Trevean Pool also c100 Meadow Pipit, 15 Skylark and 8 Swallow. (DK Parker). Wryneck in gorse south of Trevean Pool. Also 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, Tree Pipit, Ring Ouzel. Crossbill over. (M Wallace)

Zennor: Dotterel still in cut field by Trewey Hill.

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel still at Boat Cove.

Wadebridge: Dalmatian Pelican on River Camel 2.5 miles WNW of Wadebridge. (C Selway)

Nanquidno: Richard’s Pipit flew south calling at 8.30. Also 1 Firecrest, 8 Chough, 5 Redwing, 3 Snipe 5 Siskin and 2 Water Rail. (A Rosier) 2 Yellow-browed Warbler below Nanjulian Farm.

Caerthillian, Lizard: 1 Ring Ouzel, c.40 Swallow, 3 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Chough, 1 Peregrine. (J St Ledger, C Benton)

Kynance: f Redstart, c.20 Swallow, 1 Blackcap, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chough. (J St Ledger, C Benton)

River Cove (NE of Zennor): Merlin (imm. male), Firecrest, 13 Med Gulls feeding. (M Scott-Ham)

Pendeen: 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Ring Ouzel. (M Scott-Ham)

Tintagel: 3 Skylark, 6+ Wheatear, 8+ Stonechat, 1 Magpie, 8+ Goldfinch and 1 Kestrel. (H Wilkins)


Kestrel, H Wilkins

Botallack: 3 Chough, pair of Kestrel, 1 Hobby. (A James)


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Chough, A James

Porth Mear: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, calling from scrub by beach. (P McVey)

Porth Joke: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Woodlark, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Water Rail, 3 Redwing and 3 Chiffchaff (T Wilson)

Lizard: 16 Wigeon, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Dunlin, 1 Stock Dove, 50 Wood Pigeon, 2 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 2 Jay, 107 Skylark, 203 Swallow, 9 House Martin, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Wheatear, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Grey Wagtail, 121 Pied Wagtail, 1 Richards Pipit, 578 Meadow Pipit, 1 Red-throated Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting, 29 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 6 Siskin, 17 Goldcrest and 433 Linnet. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Windmill Farm: 5 Swallow. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Helston Boating Lake: 18 Tufted Duck, 20 Coot and 3 Shoveler. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Stithians Reservoir: 48 Wigeon, 1 Little Egret, 1 lapwing, 3 Dunlin and 1 Wheatear. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Devoran: 80+ Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Green shank, 1 Knot, 26 Bar-tailed Godwit, 34 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 24 Dunlin, 200+ Teal. (M May)

Ruan Lanihorne: 8 Swallow low south. (D Hall)

Nanjizal: Wryneck by track to Mill Bay.

Fal Estuary: Osprey (ringed) and 1 Slavonian Grebe. (B Porter)

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Saturday 8th October 2016

Land’s End: 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 1 Wryneck, 9 Skylark, 2 Chough, 1 Snipe & Clouded Yellow. (L Thomson, P Taylor, H Mitchell, J St Ledger)


Wryneck, J St Ledger

Nanquidno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Whinchat and 4 Chough. Little Bunting in scrub field between Boscregan and Little Hendra 8:30-9:30 am. Also 2 Brambling & 1 large Pipit sp over. 1 juv Hobby to north, 1 Redwing, 1 Snipe, 2 Grey Wagtail. (A Rosier, R Veal, DK Parker – photo)


Kenidjack: Red-breasted Flycatcher still near engine sheds. 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (one in bottom donkey paddock, one by saw mill), 1 Firecrest, 1 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail. (P Fraser, J St Ledger, B Dallas)

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Red-breasted Flycatcher,

J St Ledger

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 4  Wheatear, 50 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff. (P Fraser)

Rame: Yellow-browed Warbler in sycamores by churchyard. Also 2 Ring Ouzel.

Davidstow Airfield: Baird’s Sandpiper, Merlin& Ring Ouzel. (DI Julian)

Porthgwarra: 2 Richard’s Pipit in meadow between road and doctor’s house. 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 f Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 11+ Wheatear, 2 Raven, 3 Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest, 4 Firecrest, 3 Chough, 2 Ring Ouzel, 1 Fieldfare, 20 Linnet, 30 Meadow Pipit, 25+ Chiffchaff, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 14 Skylark, 150+ Chaffinch and 4 Clouded Yellow. (M Wallace, DK Parker, M Southam, D Lewis, P Taylor, H Mitchell, J Chapple, K Jones, R Veal)

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Lizard: Red-throated Pipit at Pistil Meadow then just south of village at Man-of-War View, then flew north with Meadow Pipits. Also 2 Whinchat at Pistil Meadow, 2 Yellow-browed warbler at Church Cove and 2 white Wagtail in Lizard village. (I Maclean)

Porthleven: 1 Whinchat. (I Maclean)

Housel Bay, Lizard: 1 Pallas’s Warbler, 1 Firecrest in lane to Bass Point. (B Field)


Pallas’s Warbler, B Field

Nanjizal: Little Bunting, 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Firecrest and 1 Cetti’s Warbler trapped & ringed. (K Wilson, B Porter)

Marazion: Yellow-browed Warbler from stone bridge.

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel still.

Trevilley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff. (C Moore)

Widemouth Bay, Bude: 4 Stonechat and 50+ Skylark. (H Wilkins)

Pendeen: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Hooded Crow. (MJ Spicer)

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrest, 1 Garden Warbler near YHA hostel, 1 Whitethroat, 5+ Goldcrest. (R Veal)

Rinsey: 2 Peregrine, also 4 Kestrel. (A James)

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Peregrine, A James


Higher Bosistow: 3 Whinchat, 11 Wheatear, 1 Blackcap, 33 Skylark, 4 Chough. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Morvah: 1 Osprey & 1 juv Marsh Harrier. (T & C Wyatt)

Tregony: 1 Wryneck in woodland 1.5 miles SE of village. (MWD Thompson)

Porth Mear: Rose-coloured Starling, juvenile in valley at dusk. (P McVey)

Porth Joke: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 9 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Redwing, c.30 Blackbird, 12 Song Thrush, c.20 Robin, 2 Water Rail, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Ruff, 115 Curlew, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Kingfisher. (S Rowe)

Mount Edgcumbe: Hobby in folly area,soaring and flying around for 20 minutes. (I McGinnes)

Kynance Cove: 2 Ring Ouzel. (T Phelps)

Housel Bay: 1 Ring Ouzel. (T Phelps)

Church Cove, Lizard: 3 Firecrest. (T Phelps)

Lizard: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (heard only) in a private garden in the village. (T Phelps

Plain an Gwarry: 80+ juv Swallow. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Mousehole: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler along footpath to Reginis.

Cot: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

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Monday 27th June 2016

Late news, 8/6, Celtic Cross, St Pirans:  1 Red-throated Pipit. (B How)

Gwennap Head: 5 Risso’s Dolphins, 11 Common Scoter. (P&H Taylor, J Lawman)

Penzance, Chyandour:  1 Drake Eider in eclipse plumage. (D Flumm)

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Sancreed: Spotted Flycatcher bred successfully; adult carrying food at Lower Grumbla. (D Flumm)

Gweek: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 8 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 5 Little Egret and 2 adult Shelduck with 6 young. (J St Ledger)

Croft Pascoe: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, (2 were feeding 2+ young) also 1 Cuckoo heard calling briefly. (J St Ledger)

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Sennen Cove: 2 Grey Heron.


Sunday 9th November 2014

Late news, 8/11, Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (B Field)


Siberian Chiffchaff, Brian Field

Late news, 8/11, South West Coast Path between Porthtowan and Portreath: 1 Bar-headed Goose. (W Lammers)

Pendeen, opp Calartha Farm: 1 Isabelline Shrike. (R Wilkins et al)

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Sancreed (07:45-08:45): westerly passage of 1330 Woodpigeon, 19 Stock Dove, 11 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 9 Skylark and 90 Chaffinch. Also 147 Redwing east. (D Flumm)

Cockwells: 1 Black Redstart. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Carnsew Pool: 81 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Cormorant, 1 Shag, 3 Little Egret, 30 Dunlin and 2 Grey Plover. (D Flumm) Lelant Water: 29 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Little Egret, 80 Golden Plover and 300 Lapwing. (D Flumm) Ryan’s Field: 5 Goosander & 250 Lapwing. (P Jeggo) Copperhouse Creek: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Canada Goose,9 Great Crested Grebe,8 Cormorant,38 Mallard,35 Teal,5 Tufted Duck,4 Little Grebe,3000 Golden Plover,373 Lapwing, 3 Curlew,1 Snipe,5 Great Black-backed Gull,8 Lesser Black-backed Gull,13 Black-headed Gull,3 Buzzard,1 Kestrel,3 Raven,41 Carrion Crow,        32 Jackdaw,16 Magpie,2400 Starling,10 Stock Dove,6 Fieldfare,15 Redwing,3 Blackbird,1 Mistle Thrush,1 Song Thrush,3 Stonechat,5 Pied Wagtail,14 Meadow Pipit,4 Dunnock,6 Robin,2 Wren,9 Chaffinch,2 Linnet,7 House Sparrow and 2 Rabbit. (DA Conway)

Wendron, Crelly: 1 Lesser Whitethroat preening and sunning itself in a hawthorn hedge. (A Pay)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 11 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Painted Lady. (B Toms)

St Ives, Consols: 1 Black Redstart still. (S Turner) 2 Black Redstart seen on rooftops from Tate cafe. (D Chadwick)

Gwendreath: 2 Firecrests and 1 ‘tristis’ type Chiffchaff. (I MacLean)

Croft Pascoe: 1 Whooper Swan. (I MacLean)


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Newquay, Gannel Estuary:  1 dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Greenshank,  6 Oystercatcher,  3 Redshank, 2 Grey Plover, 5 Dunlin, 2 Ring Plover and 41 Widgeon. ( M Lammas)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Long-tailed Duck (juv), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant with Eel. Swanpool Beach: 1 Black-throated Diver. (J St Ledger) Pendennis Point: 1 Barn Owl. (J Irvine)

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Sennen: 1 Short-eared Owl. (B Field)


Short-eared Owl, Brian Field

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 4 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 28 Teal, 9 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 5 Little Grebe, 34 Moorhen, 1 Bittern, 5 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Snipe, 18,000+ Starling, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 3 Stonechat. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Mandarin, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Swalloow. (L Proctor)

Porthgwarra: 1 Wryneck. (M Wallace) 1 Short-eared Owl. (B Mellow)


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Brian Mellow

Land’s End: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Black Redstart, 3 Chiffchaff, 12 Reed Bunting, 100+ Skylark, 300 Chaffinch, c4000 Starling, 1 Swallow, 30 Redwing, 200 Wood Pigeon and 4 Stock Dove plus 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in Trinity Loop. (P St Pierre) Also 3 Short-eared Owl. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Treeve Common: 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 helice form of Clouded Yellow. (P St Pierre)

Sennen: 1 Red-throated Pipit behind Sennen School flew over towards Sunny Corner calling 4 times. Also 1 Brambling and 1 Clouded Yellow. (P St Pierre)

Brew Pool: 1 Short-eared Owl. (P St Pierre)

Sennen Cove: 4 Mediterranean Gull. (P St Pierre)

Trevorrian Pool: 250 Golden Plover and 40 Lapwing. (P St Pierre)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret near dam.


Thursday 18th September 2014

Tony Mills

Our colleague,Tony Mills,  suffered a heart attack whilst on a birding trip in Sulawesi on 7th September. He was yesterday airlifted to Singapore where he is undergoing surgery at the Raffles Hospital. On behalf of all the CBWPS members we wish Tony a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back in Penzance very soon.


Chapel Carn Brea: 1 1w Red-throated Pipit, 1 Sedge  Warbler and 5 Wheatear. (F Currie)

Land’s End: 1 Corncrake, 3 Whinchat, 7 Wheatear and 1 Whitethroat. (F Currie)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Brent Goose, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Kingfisher on Lelant Saltings. 4 Little Stint and 1 Curlew Sandpiper with Dunlin flock on Carnsew Basin. (J Yardley, R Farnes – photos)

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 Porthgwarra: 6 Kestrel, 7 Golden Plover, 1 Ruff, 15 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly and steady easterly passage of Red Admiral butterflies. (DS Flumm, AR Kitson – photo) Also Hooded Crow still at Roskestal.


St Levan: 4 Kestrel, 40 Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat and 2 Wheatear. (DS Flumm)

Davidstowe Airfield: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, c20 Ringed plover, 1 Whinchat and 5+ Wheatear. (N Page)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 12 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 14 Tufted Duck, 4 Snipe, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher, 200 Swallow, 5 Sand & 2 House Martin. (DS Flumm, AR Kitson)

Dean Quarry Pier: 4 Bar-tailed Godwit. (M Fairhurst)

Town Quay, Wadebridge: 1 Spotted Redshank. (P&H Taylor – photo)


Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 14 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 11 Snipe, 4 Curlew, 2 Wheatear and 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

Sennen Cove: 6 Chough. (T Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan plus 5 cygnets, 10 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 14 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 34 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Water Rail, 1 Snipe, 14 Curlew (over), 1 Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)



Thursday 25 October 2012

Late News 24/10 Rame Head: 4 Ring Ouzel, 2+ Brambling, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Swallow and 3 reported Black Redstart, also many Thrushes & Chaffinches moving. (D Allen)

Late News 24/10 Camel Estuary: Common Scoter, near the Iron Bridge, Little Petherick Creek. (G Love)

Late News 24/10 Dodman Point: Short eared Owl, Ring Ousel, Black Redstart and Swallow. (D Payne)

Late News 24/10 Par: Redwing 3 miles out from Par, on a friends boat. (P Barlow)

Late News 24/10 Porthcurno: Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest and Pied Flycatcher.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 11  Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 12 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 3+ Water Rail, 24 Moorhen, 2 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk 1 with a Blackbird as prey), 6 Snipe, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit, 8 Meadow Pipit and 4 Cetti’s Warbler (D Parker & D Flumm)

Chyandour Coombe, Penzance: 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Redwing, 8 Long-tailed Tit and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 550 Wigeon, 6 Med Gulls, 3 Spoonbill, 15 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egrets plus flocks of Teal, Redshank and all other birds flushed by RNAS Culdrose helicopter 10:33. (D Flumm & M Curtis)

Tresemple Pool Tresillian: 65 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 8 Greenshank, 3 Snipe and 1 Common Sandpiper at 15:00. (M Jones)

Land’s End: 2 Chough south of the centre. (T Bunce) Also 1 Ring Ouzel, 4 Black Redstarts, Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Short-eared Owl. (C Moore)

Sennen: Richard’s Pipit in field by Trinity Cottages (C Moore et al.) 6 Lapland Buntings over north at 11:50. (B Hibbett)

Men-Aver beach: Five Med Gulls in the afternoon. Also at least three Firecrest and a Blackcap. (M Grantham)

Towan Beach, Portscatho: 55+ Med Gulls, inlcuding colour-ringed birds from France, Germany and Hungary. Also 2 Brent Geese past north, looking to be Dark-bellied. (M Grantham)

Croft Pascoe Pool: Adult Whooper Swan. (M Grantham & P Smale)

Portwrinkle: Ring Ouzel, Wheatear and Chiffchaff at cSX353539. (B Taggart)

College Reservoir: c20 Stock Dove, c30 Wigeon, c20 Black-headed Gull, c20 Herring Gull, c20 Tufted Duck, c25 Coot, c10 Grey Heron, 2 Gadwall (f+m) and 1 Kingfisher fishing. (L Sampson)

Treworder: 8 Redwing in the morning. (P Spong)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 37 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 4 Redshank and 13 Med Gull (3 ad, 2 2w & 8 1w) this evening. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 female Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Greenfinch, 12 Goldfinch, 7 Chaffinch, 3 House Sparrow, 1 Robin, 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 male Pochard from the Cut off hide. (J St Ledger)

Lizard: 5 Med Gulls (2+ ad, 1st w and 2nd w) Church Cove in the afternoon. (P Smale)

Crugmeer: 100+ Skylark, 2 Lapland Bunting, 11 Corn Bunting (photo) 2 Brambling, 5 Golden Plover, 1 Bar-Tailed Godwit, 1 Ringed Plover. (C Selway)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 3rd cal year Hen Harrier, 3 Merlin and 400+ Meadow Pipit in the evening. (C Selway)

Sennen Cove: Black Redstart in the lifeboat house. Dark-bellied Brent Goose offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle: 10 Common Crossbill at Ventonleague, then flew east. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penlee Point, Rame Head: Red-throated Pipit over west at 11:15.

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler in willows below the wood yard also 1 Firecrest.

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest.

Sennen Cove: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (near ad & 2w) on Cowloe this afternoon.

Porthgwarra: 2 Richard’s Pipit and 2 Short-eared Owls on the moor and Yellow-browed Warbler in Middle Copse.

Kynance Cove: Male Ring Ouzel.