Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Late news, 1/10, Padstow: 2 Barn Owl between Padstow football club and Trevisker garden centre before midnight, 1 Barn Owl also seen over Trelow Downs. (S Grose)

Late news, 01/10, Ruan Lanihorne saltmarsh: High tide18:00, 36 wigeon. First ones I’ve seen here this Autumn. (D Hall)

Late news, 01/10, Plaidy, Looe – Swallows in three groups of 5, 5 and 2. (C&J Duffy)

Marazion Beach: 20 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 9 Wheatear, 50+ Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 7 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin, 35 Turnstone, 15 Ringed Plover & 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 9 Reed Bunting, 70+ Meadow Pipit. (R Veal)

Nanjizal: Blyth’s Reed Warbler, 77 Blackcap, 3 Reed Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 2 Redstart, 15 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Goldcrest trapped and ringed. Red-throated Pipit seen in with Meadow Pipits. (K Wilson)

Southerly Point, The Lizard: 1 Long-tailed Skua (pale imm.), 7 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Common Scoter, 1 Eider, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern. (G Adams)

Lizard Point: 1 Richard’s Pipit flew over Lizard lighthouse calling at 08:50. (I Maclean)

Church Cove: 1 Red-eyed Vireo, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest. (D Collins et al)

Red-eyed Vireo Philip Carter

Red-eyed Vireo Steve Rowe

Red-eyed Vireo Steve Rowe

Red-eyed Video – John Chapple

 

Lizard area: 1 Red Eyed Vireo, 1 Rosy Starling, 1 Hobby, 3 Firecrest, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Wheatear, 1 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin. ( M Pass )

Cot Valley: Greenish Warbler, between ‘Cot Valley Cottage’ and the ruined Mill, in sycamores and in garden on S side. Very elusive, with tit flock, and perhaps moving up the valley early afternoon. (G Pullan) Also 2 Firecrests. (M Ahmad)

Firecrest – Mashuq Ahmad

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler in the donkey paddocks also Firecrest. (P Clement) Monarch briefly but flew over sewage works. (P Clarke)

Trevilley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (P St Pierre)

Rame: Yellow-browed Warbler in Holm Oak by coast path 200 yds east of junction of paths.

Nanquidno: 19 Chough. (B Hibbert)

Wacker Quay: Spotted Redshank and ringtail Hen Harrier over east. (J Rance)

Rock: 4 Redwing over, 2 Raven, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Buzzard, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 60+ Rook from private garden. (S Grose)

Towan Head, Newquay: Snow Bunting at 11:30. (A Foster)

Snow Bunting – Alan Foster

Snow Bunting – Alan Foster

Penzance: Presumed escaped Ring-necked Parakeet in the cemetery. (P Cox) Also over the college. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: Pied Flycatcher, 5 Blackcap & 12 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Tregidden: 1 Dipper in the ford at 07:45 before being flushed by a car. (B Nicholls)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 9 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Ruffs, 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Brent Geese, 7+ Mediterranean Gulls but 1 Peregrine over at 15:00 scattered everything. Flew off south. (R Butts) Osprey again this morning. (P Ash, R Penny) 3 Ospreys reported this afternoon.

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap in garden (D Hastilow)

Lizard Village: Juv Rosy Starling on wires. (R Veal, A Witheywood)

Rosy Starling – Andrew Witheywood

Caerthillian: 1 Hobby, 1 Firecrest, 1 Reed Warbler. Also c300 Meadow Pipit and c70 Skylark over in 1.5 hours. (R Veal)

Helston: 1 escaped Ferruginous Duck still. (R Veal)

Polbathic Creek: 50 Goldfinch on/around 5 feeders (back to winter numbers). (A Blonden)

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 150 Meadow Pipit, arriving in off the sea all the time. Also 2 Whinchat,  6 Wheatear, 12 Stonechat, 2 Sparrowhawks, female and young male, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Ring Ouzel. (V Stratton)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: 29 Mute Swan, 250+ Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 7 Mallard, 11 Wigeon, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 36 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Moorhen, 70 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 2 Turnstone, 30 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 65 Redshank, 8 Greenshank, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 95 Curlew, 150 Black-headed Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 190 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Wood Pigeon, 3 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 1 Great tit, 1 Blue tit, 1 Coal tit, 1 Long-tailed tit, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 5 Rook, 7 Carrion crow, 1 Raven, 8 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Painted Lady, 8 Speckled Wood. (M Scawen et al.)

Mermaid II wildlife cruise: Minke, Bluefin Tuna, Common Dolphin, 12+ Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater Great Skua, 2w & juv Yellow-legged Gull. Also Coot sp 3 miles off Lamorna. (M Elliott)

Constantine Bay to Porthtowan: 7 Wheatears, a few Chiffchaffs, 6 Med Gulls and 5 Purple Sandpipers roosting on the rocks at Treyarnon Point. (T Codlin)

Carne Creek: 1 Mandarin Duck. (P Wood)

Mandarin – Peter Wood

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Tuesday 9th January 2018

Late news, 8/1, Dozmary Pool: 2 Goldeneye and 1 3cy Caspian Gull (B Bosisto – photo)

Caspian Gull – Bob Bosisto

Late news, 8/1, Argal Reservoir: Brambling in the Chaffinch flock in the maize field below the church on the west side of the reservoir. (S Jackson)

Late news, 8/1, Lizard: Red-throated Pipit seen in stubble near Old Lizard Lane. (D Collins)

Red-throated Pipit – David Collins

Lizard: 2 Richard’s Pipit and a Lapland Bunting still near the pump station but very exposed and windy. (DK Parker, L Proctor, MJ Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Iceland Gull still on the flood by the main entrance. (DK Parker, J St Ledger – photo)

Iceland Gull – John St Ledger

Porthpean: 1 female Velvet Scoter, 5 Common Scoter (3f, 2m) and 1 female Long-tailed Duck. (T Mills) Later 2 Surf Scoter and 2 Great Northern Diver.

Goldolphin Cross: Firecrest at 11.00. (C Richards)

Towan Head, Newquay: 2 Grey Plover on rocks 6 Commcn Scoter close off point Great Northern Diver passed plus up to 7 Porpoise.  Ring billed Gull still on boating lake. (M Lammas, S Rogers – photos)

Ring-billed Gull – Steve Rogers

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup, pair Goldeneye, 2 pairs Shoveler. (B Craven)

Newtown St Martin: 15 Cattle Egret, 8 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail. In same field daily (by Tretharrup turn) for at least 2 weeks with no. of Cattle Egrets increasing. (M Nattrass)

Camel Trail, Guineaport/ Pendavey: 3 Goosander, 2 little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Dipper 1 Bar-headed Goose,2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir: Iceland Gull, Common Sandpiper and Black-necked Grebe. (R Treeby) 3 Black-necked Grebe reported in the afternoon.

Stithians Reservoir: Great White Egret in the Golden Lion cut off. (T Pinfield -photo)

Great White Egret – Tim Pinfield

Feock: 2 Hawfinch still in the garden with feeders by the Old Vicarage.

Nanquidno: 1 Firecrest. (C Moore)

Tregandanel (Near Sticker): 1 Barn Owl. (M Jones)

St Merryn: 3 Hawfinch in grounds of St Merryn church. (R Hughes)

Tregudda near Padstow: 2 Peregrine. (R Hughes)

Tregadillett: Firecrest in garden. 6 Bullfinches to feeders. (B Craven)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill again.

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Saturday 28th October 2017

Late news, 27/10, St Levan:  Ring Ouzel and 4 Firecrest, Dolphin sps offshore. (D Balmer)

Gwithian: 1w White-rumped Sandpiper still present on small pool at St Gothian Sands. (R Veal, B Bosisto, J St Ledger, R Loader, D Balmer et al)

White-rumped Sandpiper – John St Ledger

White-rumped Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

St Ives: Snow Bunting at West Cornwall golf course. (S Turner)

Sancreed: 2 Hawfinch east, c500 Redwing, 1 Black Redstart, 5 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 3 Black Redstart, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (Doctor’s Garden), 7 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 6 Fieldfare, 14 Skylark, 3 Med Gull. (D Flumm) 3 Black Redstart (coastguard cottages), 8 Brambling, 9 Siskin, 3 Firecrest, 4 Stock Dove, 10 Fieldfare. (R Veal, B Bosisto) Still one Richard’s Pipit flying around, N of the wall, plus Short-eared Owl on the moor. (M Wallace) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (car park), 2 Brambling, 6 Fieldfare, 3 Black Redstart, 4 Firecrest. (B Field) 7+ Firecrest, 12 Goldcrest, 9 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap and 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker between 60ft Cover and car park. (DK Parker)

Black Redstart – Brian Field

Dozmary Pool: 1 male Ring-necked Duck, 1 female Scaup, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Pochard, 26 Tufted Duck. (D Eva, P Stidwill, D Balmer) Also 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (D Balmer)

Long-tailed Duck – Phil Stidwill

Treverva: 500 Woodpiegon over south, 6 Song Thrush. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 39 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 6 Tufted Duck. (D Chaney)

Sennen: 1 Merlin, 1 Common Gull, 10 Snipe, 12 Lapwing. (R Veal, B Bosisto)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbill, c70 Med Gull, 5 Shelduck. (R Veal, B Bosisto) 116 Med Gull (D Balmer) Ryan’s Field: 2 Spoonbill, 4 Black-tailed Godwit. (J St Ledger, R Loader)

Black-tailed Godwit – John St Ledger

Crowlas: 530 Redwing over in just 15 minutes this morning. (R Veal)

Devoran: 25 Hawfinch (22+1+2), 10 Bullfinch, 1000s Redwing & Woodpigeon viz mig. (S Votier)

Cot Valley: 1 Short-eared Owl over being mobbed by c100 Meadow Pipit, 5 Fieldfare, 50 Lapwing, 14 Chough. (M&F Jones)

Nanquidno: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Snipe. (M&F Jones)

Kenidjack: 4+ Firecrest near the sewage works. (M&F Jones) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 6 Firecrest. (C Urquhart)

Kingsmill Lake: 150+ Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Snipe, Greenshank, Redshank, Dunlin, many Canada Geese. (K Baum)

St Just in Roseland: Great White Egret at 10:30 flew from Carrick Roads over headland E towards St Antony Head, 9 Cirl Bunting in hedges fringing winter barley patch, 2 Firecrest, 2 Blackcap, 4 Bullfinch, juv Gannet over Carrick Roads & 1 Redwing. (JH&K Dalziel)

Praa: 1 Black Redstart still. (R Teague)

Widemouth Bay: 10+ Oystercatcher, 3 Stonechat and 1 Kestrel. (H Wilkins)

Torpoint: 8 Shoveler, 1 Great Northern Diver in summer plumage, 4 Brent Goose, 500+ Wigeon, 10+ Dunlin, 30+ Redshank. (C Buckland)

Penryn: 1300 Redwing and first Fieldfare of the autumn at Tremough Campus. (C Urquhart)

Sennen: 1 Richard’s Pipit. (C Urquhart)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 15,000+ Starling flew in to roost. (C Urquhart) 17 Med Gull, 6 Black-headed Gull, 28 Herring Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 1 Great Black-backed Gull on Longrock Pool this afternoon. (DK Parker) Rose-coloured Starling again. (P Roseveare)

Colliford Lake: 4 Yellow-legged Gull this afternoon. (D Balmer)

Lower Bosistow: 1 Red-throated Pipit this morning before flying towards Skewjack, but not relocated. Also 3 new Yellow-browed Warbler. (J Ryan)

Trevilley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Trevilley Farm. (L Proctor)

Lizard Point: 7 Brambling, 12 Siskin over. 2 Ring Ouzel and 3 Fieldfare in Youth Hostel garden and 1 Hawfinch in trees above Wavecrest Cafe. (I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Lapland Bunting, 3 Reed Bunting, 25 Skylark, 6 Fieldfare. (I Maclean) 1 Little Bunting. (T Blunden)

Housel Bay: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Redpoll, 5 Siskin (I Maclean)

Caerthillian: 1 Firecrest (I Maclean)

Kynance: 1 Wheatear (I Maclean)

Church Cove: 1 Mistle Thrush (I Maclean)

Chapel Amble: Glossy Ibis reported. (per A Langdon)

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Thursday 11th May 2017

Late news, 9/5, Bodmin Moor: 10 Linnet, 8 Wheatear, 10 Skylark, 2 Buzzard, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Willow Warbler, 6 Stonechat, 4 Blue tit. (B Smith)

Late news, 9/5, Ryan’s Field: 6 Reed Warbler. (K Bowers)

Reed Warbler, Kevin Bowers

Late news, 10/5, St. Martin: 1 Red Kite over early evening (P. Bedford)

Lands End: 1 female Serin this morning flewover west. (P St Pierre)

Nanjizal: 1 male Serin this morning, 1 juv Iceland Gull, 1 Red-throated Pipit over north. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Cuckoo. (M Wallace)

Boswednack: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Whitethroat (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kenidjack: 3 Spotted Flycatcher. Also 3 Small Pearl-bordered & 1 Common Blue butterfly. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Bartinney: 2 Cuckoo. (B Toms)

Penzance: 44 Purple Sandpiper at high tide roost on Lighthouse Quay. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Probus: 1 Purple Heron still in garden. (B Field)

Newquay: 1 Osprey flew over Gannel near East Pentire Headland CP at 12:30. A Prichard)

Towan Head: 19 Turnstone, 9 Purple Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Tern. (S Rowe)

Crugmeer: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Falmouth: 3 Red Kite over Castle Beach then on over Pendennis Point being mobbed by Swifts at 11:30. (S Brown)
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Croft Pascoe: 1 Cuckoo and a small party of Siskins. (S Brown)

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Friday 5th May 2017

Late news, 4/5, Goss Moor: 5 Cuckoo, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Swift. (B Bosisto)

Pendeen: Red-throated Pipit in paddocks between the Coastguard Cottages and the lighthouse but flew east at 07:39. Alpine Swift flew low (eye level!) east at 08:23. (P Combridge)

Padstow: 9 Sandwich Tern on Tregirls beach. (S Grose)

Newquay: 92 Common Swift over heading North in the Pargolla Road area between 08:00 and 13:00, also 12 Swallow. (D Grose)

Dobwalls: 2 Swift flew over village. (C&J Duffy)

Caerthillian: Richards Pipit in first ploughed field south of Carthillian. Also 1 Whimbrel and 9 Dunlin. (D Wright)

Sancreed:  12 Swift. (DS Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 8 Swift, 30 House Martin, 30 Swallow, 20 Sand Martin. (DS Flumm)

Kenidjack:  5 Swift, 5 House Martin, 9 Wheatear. (DS Flumm)

St Just: 8 Swift, 70 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 4 Whimbrel. (DS Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill still and c20 Dunlin. (P St Pierre)

Mounts Bay: 3 Sandwich Tern off Eastern Green. (P St Pierre)

Polgigga: 1 Black Kite flew east over Bosistow Lane at 18:10. (MD Wallace)

Par: 7 Great Northern Diver (3 in summer plumage), 1 Black-throated Diver (summer plumage), 4 adult pale phase Pomarine Skua (feeding off of Porthpean),  2 Sandwich Tern, 15 Whimbrel and 8 Dunlin in the bay this evening. (B Bosisto)

Penlee Point: Sooty Shearwater, 58 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Swifts and 2 Guillemots this pm. (P Aley)

St Ives: 30+ Swifts. (R Veal)

Scillonian crossing, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 17 Fulmar, 15 Gannet, 2 Great Black-baked Gull, 19 Auk sp, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Swallow. (T Mills)

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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)

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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.

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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)

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Curlew

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Kingfisher

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Spoonbill

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Redshank

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)

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Dusky Warbler, T Wilson

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

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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)

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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

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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)

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Kestrel, H Wilkins

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

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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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