Late News 10/11 Penzance: 3Firecrest, Chiffchaff and Nuthatch in pines opposite Mounts Bay Academy. (P St Pierre)
Late News 10/11 Towednack: Ringtail Hen Harrier and 20+ Redwing. (V Stratton)
Late News 10/11 Hayle Estuary RSPB: Drake Long-tailed Duck, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Med Gulls (ad & 2w) and 6 Bar-tailed Godwits on Carnsew Pool. 2 Kingfisher, 218 Lapwing, 4 Little Egret, Spoonbill and 2 Common Snipe on Ryan’s Field. (V Stratton)
Late News 10/11Tregeseal: Brambling in a private garden. (S Williams)
Longrock: 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 9 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin and 5 Ringed Plover on the beach plus 16 Common Scoter and 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (D Parker)
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Mallard, 1 drake Gadwall, 1 drake Pintail, 16 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 4+ Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and c30,000 Starling. (D Parker) Spoonbill late afternoon. (K Jones, J Chapple, S Taylor & B Sharples)
Spoonbill in the setting sun, Kate Jones.
Marazion: 2 Oystercatcher and 6 Sanderling on the beach. (D Parker)
Drift Reservoir (Members only): 3 Mute Swan, 63 Mallard, 5 Call Duck, 13 Tufted Duck, redhead Goosander, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 3 Cormorant, 1 Peregrine and 1 Raven. (D & M Parker)
St Austell: Black-throated Diver at the entrance to Charlestown Harbour at 08:50 and another in St Austell Bay at 09:15. (D Hastilow)
Stithians Reservoir: 24 Tufted Duck, 60 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Coot, 1 Water Rail, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Magpie, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Blackbird, 1 Jackdaw and 30 Starling from the Stuart Hutchings hide. 1 Water Rail (+1 different one on the feeding station), 6 Teal, 9 Coot, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 8 Black-headed Gull, 4 Carrion Crow, 8 Herring Gull, 1 Wren, 30 Wigeon, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Raven and 2 Woodpigeon from the Southern Cut Off. 2 Dunnock, 3 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 15 Goldfinch, 2 Robin, 7 House Sparrow, 2 Blackbird, 16 Chaffinch, 1 GS Woodpecker and 3 Greenfinch at the feeding station. 1 Water Rail, 14 Coot, 2 Black-headed Gull, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 7 Teal, 1 Grey Heron and 3 Snipe from the Northern Cut Off. Also 36 Herring Gull and 1 Lesser Black-backedd Gull on the North end of the reservoir and 12 Curlew in fields nr the Goden Lion pub. (S Taylor)
Windmill Farm: Male Hen Harrier, 1 Woodcock, 1000 + Golden Plover and 100+ Lapwing over, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Snipe. (D Wright)
Carrick Roads: 26 Black-necked Grebe and 2 Great Crested Grebe. (D Eva)
Packet Lane, Rodudgeon: 30-40 Fieldfares feeding in paddock and on hawthorn also 4 Redwings. (E James)
Sancreed: Juvenile male Hen Harrier, 50 Lapwing, 200 Redwing and adult Med Gull. (D Flumm)
Lizard:Richard’s Pipit calling around the point car park. (T Blunden)
Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field and drake Long-tailed Duck on Carnsew Pool. (S Rogers & B Sharples)
Late News 06/11 Whitsand Bay: 1 Swallow at Freathy. (B Taggart)
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 3 Mute Swan plus 2 cygnets, 12 Mallard, 1 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 8 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 12 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 25,000-30,000 Starling. (D Parker)
Starlings coming in to roost 06/11, Paul Dinning.
Check out those Starlings in the field above my house at 1:35 minutes!
Marazion: 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese by Chapel Rock plus 5 Great Northern Divers and 20 Common Scoter offshore (D Parker)
Jubilee Pool, Penzance: 1 sum plum Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Divers and 2 Razorbills. (P St Pierre & D Parker) Also 2 Purple Sandpipers and Kingfisher at Battery Rocks and 4 Blackcaps in a private garden along with many Blackbird and Redwing. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
Cot Valley:Red-breasted Flycatcher again this morning. (N Wheatley, D Parker & M Ahmad)
Kenidjack: 2 Chiffchaffs and a bullfinch by the engine shed. (D Parker & M Ahmad)
Chyandour Combe, Penzance: Male Black Redstart. (P St Pierre)
Sancreed: Ringtail Hen Harrier 10:10 flushing Wood Pigeon out of the corn fields. (C Curnow)
Hayle Estuary RSPB: Drake Long-tailed Duck at Carnsew Pool at about 15:00. (B Sharples & M Curtis)
Tehidy: 20+ Siskins in Tehidy Woods and 2+ Grey Wagtails. (P Dinning)
Crows an Wra / Rissick: 3 Bramblings, 20+ Fieldfare and many Redwings. (C Moore)
Gerrans Bay: Slavonian Grebe. (W Holmes)
Portscatho: Female Long Tailed Duck. (W Holmes)
Saltash:1 male Brambling with c100 finches at Churchtown Farm. (M Beer)
Gunwalloe:Richard’s Pipit in grass fields near coast path just west of Gunwalloe fishing cove. (S Bury)
Charlestown: At least 4 male and 2 female Blackcaps feeding together on Cordyline palm white berries in garden at Charlestown harbour. (D Hastilow)
St Just: 80-90 Stock Doves flew over. (F Hull & B Dodd)
Tregoss Moor: “Bursting with Fieldfare and Redwing. Difficult to count as they were milling about. One mixed flock of c150 seen. Also 2 pairs of Stonechat, 1 male Bullfinch and 1 Kestrel”. (N Climpson)
Pendennis, Falmouth: Kestrel hunting and 3 ad Med Gulls flew out into the bay first thing, c.80 Fieldfare flock on the top, plus Chiffchaff the highlights. Half an hours seawatching produced good numbers of Kittiwake with several flocks of 50 west into the bay, a few Gannets and 5 smart Black-tailed Godwit flew past the point and into the Carrick Roads. (D Chaney)
Castle Beach, Falmouth: 23 Oystercatcher roosting, 1 Sanderling, 9+ Rock Pipit, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Chaney)
Gyllyngvase, Falmouth: 1 Ringed Plover roosting nearby, with the Great Northern Diver still off Swanpool. (D Chaney)
Argal Reservoir: 15+ Herring Gull (including a 1w argentatus type), 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Firecrest near the car park and 2 Grey Wagtail. Also flocks of c.400 and c.600 Starlings on nearby farmland. (D Chaney)
Falmouth: 2 Firecrest, 6 Skylark (+8 over), c40 Meadow Pipit, c30 Linnet and 1 Snipe at Trescobeas Park and stubble field. (D Chaney)
Towednack: 395 Fieldfare, 325 Redwing, 87 Wood Pigeon, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Siskin, 200 Golden Plover, Green Woodpecker, Raven, Kestrel and ringtail Hen Harrier. (V Stratton)
Wadebridge: Firecrest under bypass bridge on Camel Trail. (D Julian & C Selway)
Camel Estuary:American Golden Plover on Dinham Flats. Also one colour-ringed Lapwing (photo) and 2 metal ringed Ringed Plover, plus 3000+ Golden Plover, 80+ Dunlin, 1 Spotted Redshank, 800+ Lapwing, 35+ Ringed Plover, 100+ Wigeon, 2 Pintail, 1 Goosander, 16 Shelduck, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 adult Med Gull, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Black Swan, 600 Redwing and 60+ Fieldfare. (D Julian & C Selway)
Lapwing, Ringed Plover and small Dunlin, Colin Selway.
Little Trewollick: 1 Woodcock. (D Julian & C Selway)
Rosenannon Downs: 1 adult male Hen Harrier roosted this evening also 6 Mistle Thrush, 400 Golden Plover, 30 Redwing, 8 Yellowhammer, 6800 Starling flew south west and 1 Tawny Owl. (D Julian & C Selway)
Penzance: “Many hundreds” of Redwing moving northeast this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
Rame Barton: 2 Black Redstarts at 11:20.
Kenidjack:Siberian Chiffchaff by the engine shed.
St Just: Snow Bunting between St Just and Botallack along track to coastal footpath near the cricket pitch.
Hayle Estuary RSPB: Drake Long-tailed Duck on Carnsew Pool.
Late News 28/10 Hayle-Helston: Red Kite between Hayle and Helston, approx 13:15. (S Foster)
Late News 29/10 Kenidjack Valley: 2 Chiffchaff between 13:00 & 14:00. (S Foster)
Late news 30/10 Fowey churchard: Firecrest 14:45 – 15:00 (still present and vocal as I got on bus at approx 15.20). (S Foster)
Late News 31/10 Nanquidno: Chiffchaff at 09:00. (S Foster)
Late News 31/10 Cape Cornwall: Black Redstart on wall just past Manor House by golf course at 10:35. (S Foster)
Late News 1/11 Pendennis Castle: Black Redstart behind shop at 13:50. Also Purple Sandpiper with 6 Turnstones while looking for Choughs from small carpark by Cafe/gift shop at end of lane from village green. (S Foster)
Late News 2/11 Mylor Churchtown, churchyard: 2 Waxwing, first picked up by call, found eating Yew berries, but spent some time perched at top of nearby trees, still present when I left at approx 14:50, Firecrest heard only 14:10. (S Foster)
Late News 03/11 Trelissick: Firecrest at King Harry Ferry at 13:50. (A McGowan)
Late News 03/11 Coverack:Richard’s Pipit flew over Little Treleaver. (J Foster)
Late News 03/11 Marazion: 2 Purple Sandpipers and a dead Great Northern Diver on the beach. (S Perfect)
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 2 cygnets, 19 Mallard, 14 Teal, 1 m Gadwall, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, c5000 Starling and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)
Windmill Farm: Lapland Bunting over, 500 Golden Plover and 30 Lapwing. (D Wright)
Helston Sewage Works: 1 Firecrest. (D Wright)
Mylor Churchtown: 2 Waxwing, 1 Brambling, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Bullfinch, lots Redwings, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldfinches, Greenfinch, Blue Tit and Chaffinch in the churchyard 09:00-11:00. (W Chegwidden, J Rowe & S Rogers) Also Mistle Thrush and Sparrowhawk, plus drake Red-breasted Merganser at the entrance to Restronguet Creek, with 2 Little Grebes. (D Chaney)
Waxwing at Mylor churchyard, Warren Chegwidden.
Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 adult Med Gulls and 8 Dark-bellied Brent Geese still. (D Eva) Also Spoonbill and 2 Whooper Swans. (J Thomas & M Curtis)
Wherrytown, Penzance: c4 Grey Wagtails, spread along length of Bay and 20+ Turnstones, including 2 colour-ringed birds. (T Mills)
Sandy Cove, Newlyn: Ad Med Gull and a Little Egret. (T Mills)
Sancreed: Hawfinch east 09:55, 47 Lapwing, 40 Skylark and 40 Redwing in fields and westerly passage of 400 Chaffinch, 30 Greenfinch and 11 Linnet. (D Flumm)
St.Agnes: Female Eider at Trevaunance Cove this evening. (B Makin)
St Just: Waxwing still at Victoria Row but elusive. (B Field)
Tresemple Pool: 1 Spotted Redshank with c20 Redshank, 5 Snipe and 5 Greenshank at 12:00. (M Jones)
Par Beach: 1 Brent Goose at 14:00. (T Potterton)
Treraven Meadows: 2+ Firecrest at 16:00. (T Potterton)
Pendennis, Falmouth: 50+ Gannet, 100+ Kittiwake, 20+ auk sp all west in an hour or so 9 -10am, with 2 Ring Ouzel west across Falmouth Bay. Sandwich Tern in the Carrick Roads, 15+ Cormorant too. 2 Meadow Pipit on the point, with several flocks over, 8+ Skylark over and various flocks of unidentified small and medium sized passerines, some across Falmouth Bay. 5 Siskin over the castle. (D Chaney)
Castle Beach, Falmouth: 16 Oystercatchers. (D Chaney)
Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth: 5 Turnstone plus 2 Stonechat still at the start of the footpath to Start point near the ‘Indeba’ restaurant, 20 Meadow Pipit, Kestrel and Raven nearby. (D Chaney)
Trescobeas Park, Falmouth: 6 Meadow Pipit in field N of the park also c30 Linnet and a Mistle Thrush. (D Chaney)
Gorrangoras, Penryn River: c40 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 62+ Curlew, 5 Oystercatcher, 14 Turnstone, 4 Little Egret, 1 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe and c40 Mallard at 4pm on a rising tide. (D Chaney)
Late News 01/11 St Levan: 10 Lapland Bunting between Porthgwarra and St Levan in stubble field. (F Hull)
Marazion: Pair of Tawny Owls calling in the early hours, 3 Oystercatcher on the beach and 12 common Scoter (1 ad drake) offshore. (D Parker)
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 27 Mallard, 18 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 12 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)
Trevilley Farm: 1 Black Redstart on the farm buildings plus c25 Skylark and c400 Wood Pigeons in the stubble fields. (D Parker)
Sennen Cove: Ad & 2w Med Gulls on the beach and 2 Black Redstarts. (D Parker & B Mellow)
Nanquidno:Richard’s Pipit at SW365285 also Merlin, 2 Kestrel, 5 Skylark and c50 Meadow Pipit. (D Parker)
St Just: Waxwing in gardens along Victoria Row but elusive. (N Wheatley)
Men-an-Tol: 3 Short-eared Owls and a Barn Owl. (L Proctor)
Mylor Churchtown:2 Waxwings still in Mylor Churchyard this morning feeding on yew berries also 1 Firecrest, good numbers of Redwing roosting, Song Thrush and Mistle Thrush. Waxwing still present 15:00. Possible Yellow-browed Warbler.. (D Eva, J St Ledger, J Chapple & B Mellow)
Waxwings at Mylor churchyard, photos 1-3 John St Ledger 4 & 5 Brian Mellow.
Par Beach: 3 Lesser Redpoll, Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 5 Great Crested Grebe and 12 Turnstone. (P Barlow)
Maer Lake, Bude: Juv Glaucous Gull with a mixed gull flock plus 250+ Golden Plover. (H Kendall) Also Spoonbill reported.
Devoran: 1 Little Stint with 3 Ringed Plover and 2 Dunlin at 14:10. (R Davey)
Late News 29/10 Bude Canal: Water Rail between Bude and Whalesborough Weir. (A Nicholson)
Late News 30/10 Marazion Marsh RSPB: Bittern photographed. (A Best, per D Flumm)
Late News 30/10 Coverack: Photos of the Olive-backed Pipit. (J Foster)
Late News 31/10 Kingsmill: 54 Avocet 85 Black-tailed Godwit and a Common Gull. (M Beer)
Late News 31/10 Carbis Bay: Ad Med Gull. (I Moore)
Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbill and 10 Brent Geese still at 07:00. (L Proctor & I Moore)
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Grey Heron, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 31 Mallard, 9 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 7 Moorhen, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit over and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)
Hayle: Drake Pintail on the millpond. (B Dodd)
Marazion: 9 Dark-bellied Brent Geese on the beach. (D Flumm)
Chyandour Cliff, Penzance: Little Egret and Black Redstart. (D Flumm)
Stithians Reservoir: 2 Pochard, 50+ Lapwing flying over hide and fields, 60 Herring Gull, 1 Cormorant, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Wren, 3 Wood Pigeon, 3 Coot, and a few Wigeon and Teal from the Stuart huttchings hide plus 4 Goldfinch, 2 Blue Tit, 6 Chaffinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Coot, 1 Magpie, 2 Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Robin, 1 Wren and 1 Great Tit from the southern cut off hide. (W Chegwidden)
Crackington Haven: Dipper by the bridge this afternoon. (A Nicholson)
Maer Lake, Bude: c170 Golden Plover, c150 Lapwing, 22 Black-tailed Godwit,1 Dunlin and decent numbers of Curlew, Wigeon and Teal. (A Nicholson)
Downas Valley: Firecrest and Green Woodpecker. (J Foster)
Pendennis Point, Falmouth: 2 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 2 ad Med Gull hanging around over the car park and 2 Meadow Pipit. (D Chaney)
Castle Beach, Falmouth: 1 f type Black Redstart, 2 Rock Pipit and Pied Wagtail. (D Chaney)
Swanpool: 11 Little Grebe, 6 Tufted Duck, Water Rail heard, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest and 10 Long-tailed Tit. (D Chaney)
Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 47 Redshank, 50+ Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 7 Turnstone, 3 Little Egret, 3 Pied Wagtail, 30+ Mallard and 2 Little Grebe. (D Chaney)
Rumps Point: 1,000+ Kittiwake, around 50% immature, 300+ auk sp, 1 Little Auk, 3 Fulmar, 200+ Gannet, 1 Merlin, 2 Peregrine Falcon, immature Shag, and 2 Harbour Porpoise. (C Selway)
Kenidjack: Snow Bunting at the top of the valley on the road by Nancherrow Barn also a Black Redstart.
Porthgwarra: 3 Balearic Shearwaters and a Great Northern Diver by 09:00.
Pendeen: 16 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 3 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver by 09:20. Balearic Shearwater and Great Skua between 12:00 and 13:00 plus 4+ Firecrests late afternoon.
St Levan:Richard’s Pipit in fields to the west late morning and afternoon plus c10 Lapland Buntings to the NW at 16:15.