Saturday 9th January 2021

Mullion Golf Course: Richard’s Pipit still present. (Birdguides)

Hayle Estuary: adult Ring-billed Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull. (Birdguides) Curlew Sandpiper, Ruff and Pale-bellied Brent Goose still at Copperhouse Creek. (P Smale) Great Northern Diver at Carnsew Pool. (Peter Clement)

Great Northern Diver – Peter Clement

Hayle: Yellow-browed Warbler & Firecrest at Millpond. (P Smale)

Drift reservoir: 1 Ring-necked Duck, 6 Mediterranean gull,  4 Great crested grebe, 5 Tufted duck, 5 Redwing, 1 Mistle thrush. (I Grant/F Were)

Penzance; Jubilee pool: 24 Purple Sandpiper, 65 Sanderling, 12 Ringed Plover. (I Grant/F Were)

Portheras: Siberian Chiffchaff still present. (A Bayly)

Sancreed: ringtail Hen Harrier, 40 Redwing, 3 Reed Bunting. (D Flumm)

Botallack: Late afternoon; Minke or Fin whale seen off Botallack Crowns, moving southwards, swooping and blowing at intervals, 2 Chough over calling, 5 Gannets diving. (G Charman)

Tresillian/Tresemple Pool: 1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Cattle Egret, 2 Siskin. ( D Eva )

Truro: 2 male Blackcaps and 8 House Sparrow’s ln front garden. (M Costa) male Black Redstart in private garden. (I Bott)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 1 Black Redstart, 4m & 1f Blackcap. (P Oldcorn)

Mylor Harbour: Red-throated Diver close onshore at 1pm in front of the yacht club. (J Holmes)

Towan Head: 32 Red-throated Diver, 1 Velvet Scoter, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Fin Whale. (S Rowe, I Boreham et al)

Padstow, Hawkers Cove: 1 Firecrest opp private garden. (S Grose)

Crugmeer: 4 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel,1 Grey Heron, 4 Roe Deer. (S Grose)

Amble Marshes: Water Pipit & Water Rail. (C Selway)

Gluvian: Chiffchaff , male Blackcap. (B Bosisto)

Truro: Avocet still opposite Sunny Corner, Newham. (P Fraser)

Mawnan Smith: 15+ Woodlark in weedy field. (G Wills)

Beggars island, Saltash: 1 Spoonbill, 53 Oystercatcher, 11 Curlew, 8 Cormorant & 1 Grey Heron at 12:50. (P Kemp)

Par: 2 Teal ( male and  female), 1 Buzzard, 15 Redwing in the Duck Pond and Bunnyfields area. (R. Barlow)

Penryn Campus: 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Song Thrush, 3 Redwing. (P Oldcorn, T Johnson)

Charlestown: 7 Long-tailed Tits, 4 Blue Tits, 2 Great Tits, 2 Coal Tits, 3 Robins, 2 Blackbird, 4 Dunnock, 7 House Sparrow, 1 f Blackcap, 1 Wren, 1 f Chaffinch, 1 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 1 Green Woodpecker. ( D Hastilow )

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest and 1 Woodcock along eastern edge of reserve. (DK Parker)

Pendeen: 2w Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Great Skua, diver sp,Med Gulls and 1 brown Merlin. (P Combridge)

Torpoint: 30+ Brent Goose, 2 Ringed Plover, 18 Turnstone, 30+ Dunlin. (D Sharp) Black-necked Grebe off Marina Drive. (Birdguides)

Rame Head: Chough still around (and in) the car park. 2  Cirl Bunting in stubble with numerous Chaffinch, male Kestrel being harassed by Carrion Crow. (D Sharp)

Chough – Deena Sharp

Wilcove: Whimbrel on incoming tide. (Birdguides)

Cremyll:  1 Cattle Egret and 2 Little Egretin field with cattle opposite Mount Edgecumbe. 15 Grey Heron in Field in Mount Edgecumbe. (D Sharp)

Cattle Egret – Deena Sharp

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Friday 8th January 2021

Late news, 6/01, Roseland Peninisula: 1 Little Owl in tree. (J Taylor)

Mullion Golf Course: 1 Richards Pipit around the 14th tee , 27 Curlew. (M Pass)

Hayle Estuary: 2 ad Caspian Gull, 1 ad Ring-billed Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 ad argentatus Herring Gull. (M Elliott)

Cape Cornwall: 2 Icleand Gull (juv and 2w) and 1 juv Glaucous Gull. (N Wheatley)

Kingsmill Lake: 23 Lapwing, 2 Greenshank, 31 Redshank, 32 Avocet, 3 Knot, 24 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Grey Plover, 30 Curlew, 90+ Dunlin, 12 Wigeon, 69 Teal, 22 Shelduck, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant & 1 Great Crested Grebe (P Kemp)

Par: 1 Wren, 1 Meadow Pipit. (C Hooper)

Mawgan Porth: 21 Moorhen, adult Common Gull, Little Egret. (B Bosisto)

Gluvian: Grey Wagtail,100 Black-headed Gull, 20 Lapwing, 22 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto)

Lower Amble: 2 Cattle Egret in field above Gutt Bridge. (S Grose)

Tredrizzisk: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 3 Bullfinch +4 Greenfinch feeding on Ash seeds, 2 Jay, 2 Tawny Owl heard, 1 m Grey Wagtail, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Collared Dove, 3 Blackcap (2m1f), 1 Fieldfare, 9 Redwing, 1 Buzzard, 1 m Kestrel over from private garden. (S Grose)

Porthilly Beach: 19 House Sparrow, 21 Oystercatcher, 1m Tufted Duck with 45 Wigeon, 1f Grey Wagtail, 5 Mute Swan, 1 m Greenfinch, 1 f Blackcap. (S Grose)

Falmouth: Pomarine Skua at Castle beach, Black Guillemot, 4 Common Scoter at Pennance Point and 2 Firecrest at Swanpool. (M Broadbent, E Cornelius)

Lostwithiel, Poldhu Woods: 6 Siskin, 1 Marsh Tit, 15 Redwing, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, (E Mayhew)

Marazion: Black-necked Grebe still at Longrock Pool. (P Smale)

Roseland Peninsula:  10 Cirl Bunting, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Razorbill on walk on coastal footpath between St.Mawes castle and St Just in Roseland. (J Taylor)


Thursday 7th January 2021

Mullion Golf course: 1 Richards Pipit  (by 14th tee then in field north of 6th tee), 2 Chough, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Great Northern Diver offshore (M Pass)

Mullion: 2 Cattle Egret flew north over garden, 2 Chough over, 1 Firecrest, 6 Redwing (M Pass)

Drift Reservoir: Cattle Egret, Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 16 Little Grebe, Ring-necked Duck, 6 Tufted Duck, ‘parvipes-type’ Canada Goose amongst Canada flock, 22 Teal, Peregrine, Coot, 8 Med Gull, 50 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Siblyback: 8 Redwing, 6 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Ring-necked Ducks, 1 Scaup, 8 Tufted Duck, 40 Canada Geese, 1 Snipe. (J Eames)

Redwing – Jim Eames

Ring-necked Duck – Jim Eames

Scaup – Jim Eames

Duckpool, Bude: 1 Caspian Gull. (T Marlow)

Helston: 40-50 Chiffchaff, 3 Siberian Chiffchaff Helston sewage works. (S Bury)

Malpas, Truro: Male Black Redstart and cock Pheasant. (M Costa)

Truro, East:  3 Snipe in a stubble field with Redwings. Flock of 150 + Chaffinch on telephone wires. (P. Pearson)

Tresillian to St Clements: Kingfisher, Common Sandpiper, Water Rail, Marsh Tit, Greenshank, 3 Cattle Egret (fields by Tresemple Pond). (G Kingdon) 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 8 Greenshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 26 Curlew, 46 Redshank, 48 Shelduck, 8 Teal, 3 Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, (A Nicholson)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 3 Whimbrel, 5 Common Ringed Plover, 2 Black Redstart, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher. (J Irvine) Razorbill off Swanpool. (M Williams)

Whimbrel – Jon Irvine

Black Redstart – Jon Irvine

GreyWagtail – Jon Irvine

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (D Eva)

Stithians Lake (East bank): 1 Firecrest, 1 drake Goldeneye. (G Adams)

Goldeneye – Greg Adams

Lowertown: Yellow Browed Warbler, 2 Stock Doves. (D Wright)

Carne Creek, Manaccan:  2 Common Sandpipers, 22 Redshanks, 5 Curlews, 4 Mediterranean Gulls (all adults)  42 Black headed Gulls, 3 Little Egrets, 2 Grey Wagtails, 7 Pied Wagtails. (T PInfield)

Towan Head, Newquay: 2 Red-throated Diver, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Harbour Porpoise (N Long) Also 1 Velvet Scoter, c30 Common Scoter. (S Rowe)

Callestick/Ventongimps: 11 Snipe, 6 Mallard, 2 Teal, Firecrest, Blackcap, 2 Nuthatches, Chiffchaff, 6 Yellowhammer (5m), Stonechat.  (T Wilson)

Perranporth: Red-throated Diver, 3 Guillemots, 100 Kittiwakes, 2 Chough and 12 – 15 Bottle-nosed Dolphins moving west (T Wilson)

Calenick Village Green: 100 Canada Geese, 30 Wigeon, 2 Mute Swan, Greenshank, 4 Redshank, Heron. 3 Cattle Egret, 4 Lapwing. (Private farmland)

Talskiddy: 22 Yellowhammer, 5 Reed Bunting, 35 Fieldfare, 180 Redwing, 60 Meadow Pipit, 1 Kestrel, 4 Common Gull, 3 Snipe, 2 Mediterranean Gull (adult & 2nd cal), 5 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Peacock Butterfly. (B & L Bosisto)

Camel Estuary: Great Northern Diver near Roskear. (T Potterton)

Kenneggy: 76 Curlew, 12 Redwing, 1 Snipe, 8 Meadow Pipit, 7 Shag, 1 Kestrel (C James)

Cannons Town: c15 Golden Plover, 1 Kestrel, 8 Reed Bunting, c60 Meadow Pipit, m Stonechat. (R Veal)

Tywardreath: 3 Blackcap (1 male, 2 female) in private garden. (R. Barlow)

Polbathic Creek: pair of Red-breasted Merganser, Bar headed Goose still with Canadas, Blackcap. (A Blonden)

Dozmary Pool: Short-eared Owl. (J Hale)

Carn Kenidjack: 2 Chough. (S Williams)

Higher Bosistow: 8 Lapland Bunting, 1 Knot. (M Wallace)

Hayle Estuary: 1 White-fonted Goose. Also 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Brent Goose still at Copperhouse Creek. (P Fraser)

Penzance: c40000 Starling, c520 Pied Wagtail. (M Elliott)


Thursday 17th December 2020

Late news, 8/12, Kelsey Head: 3 Chough. (P Jackson)

Late news, 12/12, Crugmeer: 2 Short-eared Owl. (P Jackson)

Late news, 12/12, Padstow: Barn Owl over minor road south of Padstow. (P Jackson)

Crugmeer: 2 Short eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) between 07.30 – 08.00.(S Grose)

Cot Valley: Richards Pipit again in 2nd field north of Trevegean Farm. (N Wheatley)

Siblyback Lake: 2 female Ring-necked Duck. (L Birtwistle, K Pellow) Also 6 Tufted Duck, 13 Mallard, 8 Little Grebe. (K Pellow)

Ring-necked Duck – Linda Birtwistle

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Yellow-browed Warbler at the back of Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

Swanpool: 2 imm Glaucous Gull, c10 Black-headed Gulls, 5 Med Gulls, 14 Great Black-backed Gulls and c30 Herring Gulls, including one locally colour-ringed individual. (E Inzani)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 2+ Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 2 (m+f) Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 (1m+2f) Black Redstart,1 juv Stonechat, 5 Oystercatcher. (L Proctor, T Mills) Harbour and river mouth: 1 juv Iceland Gull, 7+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail. (T Mills)

Iceland Gull – Tony Mills

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Yellow-browed Warbler again in willows by the platform. Also ad Ring-billed Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, 1w Little Gull. (N Rogers)

Rame Head: Chough on head below lookout this morning. (C Buckland) 1 Chough showing well until 1210 hrs when it flew off high west. (K Pellow)

Wacker Quay: 300 + Dunlins, 25 Avocet,3 Little Egrets,6 Curlew, Teal, Wigeon, Shelducks. (C Buckland)

Tregantle: 15 Auks Gannets,the odd Herring Gulls. (C Buckland)

Droskyn, Perranporth: 2 Chough  (J Jelbert)

Carnon Downs: albino Starling at the one way system. (R Wilkins)

Charlestown: 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 pairs Fulmar on cliff ledges. (J St Ledger)

Porthpean: 1 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger)

Grampound Road area: 60+ Lapwing in field this morning. (J St Ledger)

St John’s Lake: Whimbrel, 23 Brent Goose, 6 Common Gull, 5 Great crested Grebe. (B Bosisto)

Lynher Estuary; Wilcove: 17 Common Gull, Whimbrel. Jupiter Point: Great Crested Grebe. Cliff Farm: 3 Great Crested Grebe, 33 Avocet, 2 Great Northern Diver. Wacker Quay: 101 Avocet, 3 Great Crested Grebe.
St Germans: 7 Common Gull , 1st winter Mediterranean Gull, probable 1st winter Caspian Gull. (B Bosisto)

Cadgwith: juv Glaucous Gull south-west past at 4.25pm. (S Croft)

Loe Pool: 12 Cattle Egr et in dead trees on west side gathering pre-roost. 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 m Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 29 Pied Wagtail, 1 m Stonechat, 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Skylark over. (S Grose)


Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Crows an Wra: Sociable Lapwing still this morning west of village, south of road but distant. (D Flumm, J Jones)

Sociable Lapwing – Joe Jones

Sociable Lapwing – Joe Jones

Sociable Lapwing – Mike McKee

Kelynack: 1 Richard’s Pipit at Trevegean Farm SW368295 in field by public footpath. (N Wheatley)

Hayle Estuary: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull stilll late pm.

Church Cove: 1 male Red-breasted Flycatcher still present.

St Levan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 1 Woodcock, 1 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Mistle Thrush, 22 Linnet, 2 Jay, 30 Guillemot, 25 Fulmar, 2 Chough, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (calling), 15 Redwing, 9 Goldfinch, 20 Chaffinch, 2 Raven.  (I Grant, F Were)

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Water Rail, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 female type Black Redstart. (S Green)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 1st winter Iceland Gull, 1 female type Black Redstart. (S Green)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 2 Great Northern Divers, 30+ Common Scoter, 5 Purple Sandpiper, male Black Redstart. (S Green)

Maenporth: imm Spoonbill at far end of tidal pool. (J Chapman)

Perran Sands: Jack Snipe, 2 Common Snipe, 160 Lapwing over and 2 Redwing. (T Wilson)

Wacker Quay: Black Swan heading downstream towards Anthony, 7  Redshank, 1  Little Egret, 20+ Teal, 15+ Wigeon. (D Sharp)

Polbathic Creek: Black Swan, in loose company of Mute Swan pair; all three seen off by resident male. (A Blonden)

Millbrook: 13  Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 6 Redshank. (D Sharp)

Anderton: 2  Great Black-Backed Gull, 10 Shelduck. (D Sharp)

Tresemple Pool: 60 Teal, 35 Mallard, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Snipe and 1 Kingfisher and also 1 Peregrine overhead.  (A le Masurier)

Sancreed: 2 Little Egret, 128 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 15 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Goose, 55 Shelduck, 90 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 16 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 50 Oystercatcher, 2 Grey Plover, 2000+ Golden Plover, 250 Lapwing, 65 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 45 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew, 7 Snipe, 220 Black-headed Gull, 100 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 55 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 30 Redwing, 8 Blackbird, 1 Blue Tit, 12 Jackdaw, 80 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 30 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch. (M Scawen et al)

St Columb Major: 2 Cattle Egret still at 4:20pm before flying off towards Newquay (presumably roosting on the Gannel Estuary). (B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 35 Shoveler, 2 female Pintail, 2 Shelduck, 4 Tufted Duck, 51 Teal, 65 Wigeon, 9 Gadwall, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Water Pipit. (B Bosisto)

Chapel Amble: 1 Barn Owl, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap (4m+1f),1 Water Rail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 4 Mute Swan early am. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 89 Oystercatcher, 1 Turnstone, 7 Curlew, 11 Redshank, 19 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Raven. (S Grose)

North Cornwall: 1 ring-tailed Hen Harrier this evening. (R Augarde)

Tregonetha Downs: 5 Snipe, 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Gerrans Bay: 8 Great Northern Diver, 11 Common Scoter. (D Hall, J.Taylor)

Hannafore: 2 Slavoniain Grebe. (D Spooner)

Penzance: 1 Kingfisher. (M Jones)


Friday 6th November 2020

Late news, 01/11, Porthleven: 1 Black Redstart. (B Nicholls)

Late News, 05/11, Carnmenellis: White-tailed Eagle flying high in westerly direction, mobbed by two corvids at 10am. (J & J St Ledger) 1 Barn Owl quartering California Moor at dusk, c150 Meadow Pipit in to roost, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 2 Snipe and 8 Red Deer. (C Benton)

Late news, 05/11, St Erth: 3 Cattle Egret.

Late news, 05/11, Rejerrah: 2 Barn Owl, Redwings over, 2 Pheasant calling from top of hedgerow. (S Grose)

Park Head: 2 Blackbird, 34 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, 16 Meadow Pipit, 8 Siskin, Richard’s Pipit (7:04am), 13 Goldfinch, Grey Heron, 557 Starling, 10 Song Thrush, 94 Chaffinch, 14 Linnet, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Common Snipe, 32 Skylark, 2 Chough, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, 62 Woodpigeon, 27 Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Brambling, 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, Little Bunting (8:08am). (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Trevose Head: 1 Redshank, 1 Peregrine, 11 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 17 Snow Bunting. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Snow Bunting, Bob Bosisto

Little London Beach: male Black Redstart. (A Witheywood)

Black Redstart, Andrew Witheywood

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 35+ Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank, 140+ Redshank, 90+ Curlew, 30+ Dunlin, 35 Oystercatcher, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 60+ Teal, 8 Shelduck. (J St Ledger)

Whimbrel, John St Ledger

Restronguet Weir: 1 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger)

Nanquidno: Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest. Ringtail Hen Harrier hunting at Boscregan Farm. (A Bayly)

Trenow Cove: 1 Water Pipit. (S Rogers)

Boat Cove: 1 Black Redstart. (S Rogers)

Wherrytown: 1 Brent Goose. (L Proctor)

Boscathnoe: 1 Brambling, 1 Redpoll, 1 Siskin, 300+ Redwing, 45+ Fieldfare, 8 Stock Dove, 250+ Woodpigeon, 3 Firecrest, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Water Rail. (P St Pierre)

Gannel Estuary: 18 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Bullfinch, 7 Redshank, 3 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 2 Little Egret, 11 Curlew, 20+ Wigeon. (J Howells) 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Canada Geese, 28 Golden Plover, 21 Wigeon, 4 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Kittiwake, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull,46 Fieldfare, 66 Redwing, 29 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Pentire Point West: 1 Red throated Diver, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 66 Linnet, 37 Skylark ,3 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Porth Joke Cove Beach: 4 Chough, 19 Carrion Crow. (S Grose)

Crantock, Treago Farm: 79 Lapwing. (S Grose)

St Columb Major: 1 Red Kite over the A39 at 1.15pm. (D Dennis)

Polbathic Creek: 1 Bar-headed Goose amongst Canada Goose. (A Blonden)

Roche: c.80 Fieldfare (P Roseveare)

College Reservoir: 6925 Redwing, 128 Fieldfare, 47 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 722 Woodpigeon, 93 Chaffinch, 22 Goldfinch, 24 Linnet, 5 Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, 4 Starling. (M Broadbent)

Falmouth: 3573 Redwing, 66 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 11 Crossbill, 4 Siskin, 2 Grey Wagtail from university campus. (C Foote)

Loe Pool and Helston: 2 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit at sewage works. Firecrest at Cober Valley. 5 Grey Heron, 23 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Pochard, 12 Shoveler on main pool. (C Richards)

St Buryan: 2-300 Golden Plover, 1 Woodcock, 1 Swallow. (B Stone)

Tresemple Pool: 16 Cattle Egret; 2 Common Sandpiper, 9 Greenshank on Tresillian River. (N Addey)

St Columb Major: 1 Red Kite over A39 1315. (D Dennis)

Lanlivery: 1 Raven flying high, repeatedly dropping something (stone?) and swooping down to catch it. (M Surgey)

Mount Hawke: 72 Starling on overhead wires at 09.15. (RB Girling)

Redruth: Redwing and Fieldfare feeding on berries, first garden record. (M Greenhalgh)

Charlestown: 4 Redwing (D Hastilow)

Minions: 1 Meadow Pipit (D Hastilow)

Meadow Pipit, David Hastilow

Carbis Bay: 1 Black Redstart.


Tuesday 27th October 2020

Late news, 26/10, Marazion Marsh RSPB: Adult female Marsh Harrier still present. (A James)

Devoran: Great White Egret from the road, 1/2 mile south off the scrummy bakery by the penguin statues at 08:00. (S Turner)

Tresillian River: ad European White-fronted Goose (race albifrons) still present, drake Pintail, 12 Cattle Egret, 2 Kingfisher. (J Chapple)

White-fronted Goose, John Chapple

Copperhouse Creek: 10 Pink-footed Geese. (C Richards)

Four of the Pink-footed Geese amongst 2 Canada Geese – Adrian Myram

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Female Peregrine, 6 Buzzard, 1 fem Sparrowhawk, 5 Teal, 8 Little Grebe. 13 Mallard. (DK Parker)

Pendeen: Richard’s Pipit in private fields east of coastguards, also 3 Black Redstarts at Manor Farm. (P Combridge)

Sancreed: 6 Skylark, 37 Redwing, c80 Linnet. (D Flumm)

Sennen Cove: Near adult Caspian Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, Purple Sandpiper on Cowloe. 2 Whooper Swan reported in nearby fields. Turtle Dove in maize field behind school then flew east to farm building. (D Balmer)

Adult Mediterranean Gull – Adrian Myram

Gannet – Adrian Myram

Adult Mediterranean Gull – Adrian Myram

Gannet – Adrian Myram

Penberth: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest. (J Ryan)

Porthcurno: 1 Firecrest. (J Ryan)

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler reported again in the Youth Hostel garden.

Trink Hill, Lelant Downs: 1 Wheatear in field. (P Geddes)

Truro: Meadow Pipit in our very small garden this morning. (Same one as our long stayer last winter?) (K & J Mortimore)

Calstock Flood Defence Area: 6 Swallows(passed over 1530), 7 Snipe, 4 Teal, 2 Green Sandpiper. (N Moore)

Lostwithiel private garden: male Sparrowhawk. (E Mayhew)

Dobwalls: Hummingbird Hawkmoth in the garden (C&J Duffy)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Pintail, 1 Water Pipit. (B Bosisto)

Launceston: female type Black Redstart & Green Woodpecker in private garden. (P Mallett)


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