Sunday 3rd November 2019

Late News, 31/10 Looe Island: 3 Red-breasted Merganser. (C Lewis)

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit and American Buff-bellied Pipit both still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257.  View from public footpath from 4th field South West of Sennen school, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road.

Paddyfield Pipit – M Halliday

Paddyfield Pipit – J Swann

American Buff-bellied Pipit – J Miller

Paddyfield Pipit – J Miller

American Buff-bellied Pipit – J Miller

Paddyfield Pipit – J Smale

Paddyfield Pipit  at Sennen – J Chapple

Newquay: (7:15am – 9:15am) 5 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 23 Common Gull ,1 juv Sabines Gull, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Black-throated Diver , 6 Great Northern Diver , 3 Red-throated Diver ,1 Grey Phalarope , 1 ad Little Gull , 29 Common Scoter , 1 Little Auk, 1 Tern sp (B Bosisto) Towan Head: (08:00-08:30) 1 Manx Shearwater, 5 Great Northern Diver, 4 Common Scoter, 7 Med Gull. (S Rowe)

Navax Point: (8.00 to 9.00) 1 Sabines Gull, 2 Great Skua, 1 Actic Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Common Scoter, 6 Mediterranean Gull, Kittiwake 120 in 1 minute, Auks 200 in 1 minute (T Polglase)

Pendeen: (08.00 – 10.15) 6 Great Skua, 1 ad Pomarine Skua, 47 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Divers, 6 Great Northern Divers incl 1 in full breeding plumage, 1 Black-throated Diver, 350 Kittiwakes, 3 Fulmars (P Clement) (10.10 – 10.50) 2 Great Skuas, 9 Common Scoter, 1 Red Throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black Throated Diver, 2 Fulmar and 2 Mediterranean Gulls (ad: 2nd w) (J Hawkey) Also, Black Guillemot (M Mckee)

Black Guillemot – M Mckee

Black Guillemot – M Mckee

St. Ives Island: (7.30-12.00) 17 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 64 Common Scoter, 8 Red throated Diver, 12 Great Northern Diver, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 3 Little gull, 1 very light brown Cormorant. (R Augarde, B Mellow, R Wilkins) Also, (10:20-11:50) 22 Common Scoter, 652 Razorbill, 23 Guillemot, 324 Kittiwake, 974 Gannet, 1 Little Gull, 1 Pomarine Skua (Juv dark phase), 1 Great Skua, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver (P Nason).

Cape Cornwall: (08:30 – 11:00) Juvenile Sabine’s Gull, 10 Great Northern Divers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 12 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, c.40 Common Scoter, 10 Common Gull, 11 Mediterranean Gull and a Purple Sandpiper. (N Wheatley)

Porthkidney: 1 Black-throated Diver, 7 Great Northern Diver, 4 Common Scoter, 4 Golden Plover, 3 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua, c400 Kittiwake West 7:30-8:30. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret dropped into reed bed viewed from hide. (P Roseveare)

Gwithian Pool: 2 adult Whooper Swan in fields up the valley at 9.54. (T Polglase)

Porth Reservoir: 1 female type Greater Scaup (B Bosisto) Also 1f Goldeneye, 1f Tufted Duck, 24 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe. (S Rowe)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet over Valley Gardens 09.15 (J Baker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-breasted Merganser. (R Veal)

St Ives Harbour (10:00) 1 Brent Goose, 1 Great Northern Diver inside harbour offering very close views, moulting summer plumage (P Nason)

Mounts Bay: 12 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 54 Common Scoter, 2 Eider, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Diver sp, 4 Purple Sandpiper. (P Roseveare, B Clarke) 3 Red Breasted Merganser at 4.45pm (R Augarde, B Mellow)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, 1 Shelduck. Also numbers of Redshank, Curlew, Oystercatcher & Teal. (J St Ledger)

Carrick Roads, from Loe Beach: 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebe,. Also 2 Seals. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, off Gyllyngvase Beach: 4 Common Scoter (1 male, 3 female). (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 9 Turnstone, 2 (mf) Stonechat, 1 Great Northern Diver below St Anthony’s Lighthouse, with 1 Common Gull and 1 Little Egret in the Carrick Roads. Castle Beach: 2 ad Mediterranean Gull (D Chaney)

Mabe Burnthouse: 1 Firecrest, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Fieldfare in private garden 08:00am (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 2 (mf) Pochard, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Firecrest in the cemetery, 4 Common Scoter (1m 3 f type) offshore in Falmouth Bay still (D Chaney)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Water Rail, 1f Shoveler, 4 Coot, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Bodmin Moor: 1 Short-eared Owl (P Andrews)

East Looe: 14 Eider (1 adult male, 3 juvenile male, 10 adult/juvenile female), 8 Turnstone. (D Spooner)

Common Eider – D Spooner

Looe Island: 1 Common Scoter, Firecrest, Gannet, Water Rail, Blackcap, Lesser Blacked-backed Gull and Little Egret (C Lewis)

Kings Mill: 60 black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 17 Avocet, 5 Dunlin, 23 Redshank, 11 Greenshank, 62 Curlew, 58 Wigeon, 22 Teal, 10 Mallard, 6 Shelduck, 3 Heron, 3 Little Egret, 5 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 158 Black-headed Gull, 2 Greater Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring gull, 2 Kingfisher and 33 Canada Geese. Also, many Jay on the move and a young Roe Deer. (P Kemp)

Millbrook Lake: 32 Mediterranean Gull,9 Redshank,1 Little Egret, 23 Canada Goose, 4 Cormorants, 2 Common Gulls and 1 Egyptian Goose. (C Buckland)

Egyptian Goose – C Buckland

Mediterranean Gull – C Buckland

Rame Head: 2 Black Redstarts on roof of Barn Barton farm. (C Buckland)

Sennen Cove: 2 Black Redstart. (P Roseveare)

Goldsithney: 1 Black Redstart (N Beare)

Whitecross, Newquay: 200+ Chaffinch, 20 Goldfinch, 4 Song Thrush, 8 Blackbird, 2 Chiffchaff, 1m Blackcap, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Wren, 20+ Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 2 Coal Tit and 40+ Wood Pigeon. (S & D Thomas)

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Friday 1st November 2019

Porth Joke late migrants walk: Saturday 2nd November cancelled due to poor weather forecast.

Late News, 31/10, Whitecross, Newquay: 4 Stonechat, 6 Robin, 60+ Fieldfare, 4 Song Thrush, 4 Blackbird, 8 Meadow Pipit, 30+ Skylark, 3 Yellowhammer, 20+ Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 5 Goldcrest, 15 Sparrow and 1 Buzzard. (S & D Thomas)

Sennen: Presumed adult Paddyfield Pipit and American Buff-bellied Pipit both still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. (P Aley et al.) View from public footpath from 4th field South West of Sennen school, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road.

Sound recording of Paddyfield Pipit by Mashuq Ahmad here

American Buff-bellied Pipit – Philip Carter

Walmsley Sanctuary:Scaup, 27 Cattle Egret. (J St Ledger)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet over field, chased by 5 Jackdaw at 08:00 (J Baker)

Lizard, Kynance Cove: Red-breasted Flycatcher in trees near the café. Church Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Collins)

The Lizard: 1 American Golden Plover heard flying South. Also 1 Dotterel still. (per M Pass)

Land’s End: 1m Red-breasted Flycatcher at Treeve Moor House. (K Wilson)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Black Redstart. (M Ahmad)

Wadebridge, Guineaport: 1m Mandarin with Mallard on the river at 07:45am.(S Grose)

Towan Head, Newquay: 2 Chough, unringed, behind Headland Hotel, small raft of Common Scoter (20+) from Point at 08:30 (M Lammas)

Tywardreath: Coal Tit (same bird on each occasion) – visiting garden feeder 4 times and hiding food in various locations in garden, 09:35. (R Barlow)

Lostwithiel: Water Rail beside the river this morning (M Surgey)

St Enodoc Golf Course: 5 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Skylark, 1m Yellowhammer, 1m Blackcap, 7 Song Thrush, 56 Rook. (S Grose)

Mabe Burnthouse: 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1f Blackcap, 41 Starling, 16 Goldfinch, 5+ Redwing in private garden. (D Chaney)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 female Common Scoter, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Coot, 4 Fieldfare. (R Veal)

Marazion: 1 Snow Bunting reported again on the beach. Also 3 Swallow, c90 Common Scoter. (R Veal) 1 imm Black Redstart in gardens along Green Lane. (DK Parker)

Newbridge: 1 Woodcock. (P Fraser)

Penzance: 1 Merlin over Morrab Gardens this afternoon (J Evans)

Wadebridge, Rivendell Estate:  12 Long-tailed Tit on feeders in back garden. (N Greaves)

Charlestown: 1m Blackcap (D Hastilow)

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Thursday 31st October 2019

Sennen: 1 large Pipit sp. (call analysed and strongly suggests Paddyfield Pipit) still mid-afternoon in cut maize field behind the shop c.SW361257. (M Ahmad et al.) View from public footpath from 4th field South West of Sennen school, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. {Eds- DNA has been collected and is being analysed ‘as a priority’}

probable Paddyfield Pipit, Mashuq Ahmad

probable Paddyfield Pipit, Mashuq Ahmad

sonogram of probable Paddyfield Pipit

AUD-20191031-WA0016 Recording of probable Paddyfield Pipit. (Mashuq Ahmad)

Lizard: 1st winter Black-faced Bunting – dropped into Pistil at 08:35 and showed reasonably well on the path , fence lines and scrub for approx 2 minutes then spooked and flew north towards the village (M Pass). Bottlebank Field, Lizard: 1 Dotterel, 1 Knot, 30 Dunlin, 1 Golden Plover, 30+ Lapwing, 19 Snipe, 1 Water Rail heard (I Maclean, M Pass, D Collins) Housel Bay:  1 Siberian Chiffchaff (M Pass) Also, 1 Woodcock (D Collins) Church Cove: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean) Bass Point: 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean) Also, 1 Black Redstart (D Collins) Lizard Point: 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean) Also, 2 Common Scoter (D Collins) Hellarcher Pumping Station, Lizard: Siberian Chiffchaff (D Collins)

Nanjizal: 1 Pallas’s Warbler in ‘Alder Fly’ Valley. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra to St Levan: Spotted Crake on track at edge of middle wood then moved into fields; also Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat (poss eastern type), 9 Black Redstart, Firecrest and a Woodcock. (M Wallace) Also 2 Ring Ouzel (B Toms) 6 Firecrests, 5 Goldcrests, Blackcap, 3 ChiffChaff, 5 Snow Buntings beside stone wall before scared off towards Coastguard Lookout by 2 Peregrines, 1 male Kestrel, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, many Song Thrush & Blackbirds in the valley. 20+ Golden Plover flying over the moor, 5 Chough & 28 ‘potential’ Rock Doves in flock perched on rocks below Coastguard Lookout. No domestic variants amongst them. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

St Levan: Lesser Whitethroat (poss eastern type), 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, 9 Black Redstart, Firecrest, Woodcock (M Wallace)

Lands End: 5 Snow Bunting on coast path just north of Lands End complex, also Yellow-browed Warbler in bushes on north side of complex; also Lapland Bunting over and Black Redstart at Trinity Cottages. (G Hodgson) 1 Firecrest, 8 Reed Bunting, 1 Fieldfare, 36 Song Thrush, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Black Redstart (around complex), 1 Wheatear, 14 Chiffchaff, 53 Skylark, 144 Chaffinch, 1 Siskin, 2 Gadwall, 1 Teal (T Phelps, M Doyle).

Marazion Marsh: Great White Egret early morning (flew towards the Mount c.08:30), 2 Little Egret, 13 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 19 Mallard, 1 Shoveler plus 14 Swallow on Longrock Pool. (P Walsh, R Veal, DK Parker)

Great White Egret – Dave Parker

Great White Egret – Dave Parker

Marazion: Snow Bunting, 2 Wheatear, 2 Knot on the beach, c.80 Ringed Plover c.90 Common Scoter, 3 Teal, 1 Red-throated Diver and 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Veal, DK Parker) Additionally 1 Tufted Duck (S Foote)

Trevothan, Coverack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler in private garden (D Beadle)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 12 Dark-bellied Brent Goose.

Drift Reservoir: 1 female Goosander (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Cot Valley: 6 Black Redstart on north side of cove at Porth Nanven.

Portheras Valley: 1 Little Bunting present until mid-morning, also 1 Woodcock. (P Clement)

Little Bunting – D Parker

Kenidjack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 3 nominate Chiffchaff. (P Clement)

Porth Joke: 2 Snow Bunting on coast path just past Kelsey Head 11.00am (S Carr)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet in churchyard 08.30, 1m Blackcap, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Robin, in private garden (J Baker)

St Clement: 6 Cattle Egret. (M Jones)

Grampound: 1 Jack Snipe sat in middle of unclassified road at dusk. (M Jones)

Hayle: Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Kingfisher, Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank and Coal Tit. (J Witheywood)

Kingfisher – J Witheywood

Red-breasted Merganser – J Witheywood

Hayes: St. Ives Bay: 6 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Harbour Porpoise. (J Evans)

Millponds: 1 Firecrest, 20+ Siskin on Alder, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay. (J Evans)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Black-throated Diver overhead and into the Carrick Roads (D Chaney). 1 Sandwich Tern (on buoy), 4 Common Scoter (on water). (J St Ledger)

Swanpool: 1 Sandwich Tern (different bird to above), 6 Mediterranean Gull, 35 Black-headed Gull all roosting in the carpark, 1 Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 1 Kingfisher and 4 further Mediterranean Gull and 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull on the pool. Swanpool Point: 7 Turnstone, 4 Common Scoter, 150+ Shag offshore. (D Chaney)

Castle Beach: 4 Brent Goose, 1 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Firecrest (T Phelps, M Doyle)

Falmouth: 1 Blackcap (male), 1 Firecrest. In private garden in Trescobeas area. (J St Ledger)

Godolphin Cross: 2 Firecrest. (C Richards)

Tintagel: 2 Firecrest, 10 Goldcrest, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 20 Robin. (B Bosisto)

Lower Tamar Lake: 4 Willow Tit, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Bullfinch. Also 1 Otter on the weir. (R Mudge)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 female Scaup , 8 White fronted Geese, 1 pair of Pintail, c10 Shoveler, c60 Black-tailed Godwit, c8 Dunlin, 18 Fieldfare, c200 Teal, c20 Wigeon, c200 Canada Geese, 1 pair of Stonechat, c8 Gadwall, 3 Grey Herons, 25 Cattle Egret, 4 Moorhen, c10 Curlew, c100 Lapwing, 1 Buzzard. (A Langdon)

White-fronted Goose – A Langdon

Female Scaup – Walmsley

Wadebridge: 3 Common Sandpiper behind Bridge Bike Hire. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 3 Common Gull, 32 Mediterranean Gull on mussel crates at high tide this morning. (S Grose)

Tremayne Quay: 2 Shelduck, 2 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 9 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 5 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 5 Curlew, 5 Mallard (S Chandler)

Gwithian: 2 Pochard, 20 Teal and a Wigeon. (P Freestone)

Pednavounder, Coverack: 300 Lapwing (M Nattrass)

Pendeen: 3028 Chaffinch flew west between 07:10 & 09:00. (P Combridge)

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Monday 28th October 2019

Late News, 27/10, Penwith College, Penzance: 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (J Chapman)

Late News, 26/10, Whitecross, Newquay: 4.30pm: 11 Whooper Swan flying low heading North, 4 Yellowhammer, 5 Skylark, 6 Meadow Pipit, 30+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Dunnock, 13 House Sparrow, 6 Chaffinch, 6 Blackbird, 8 Robin and 4 Wren. (S & D Thomas)

Late News, 27/10, Crugmeer to Stepper Point: 2 Pr Raven, 1 Peregrine, 2 Buzzard, 4 Stonechat, 8 Meadow pipit, 60+ Starling, 4 Cormorant and 1 Snow Bunting. 3 Red Admiral and 2 Speckled Wood. (S & D Thomas)

Late News, 27/10 Cape Cornwall: 5 Chough (Ella Stinton)

Nanjizal: Rustic Bunting flew south from Nanjizal pond. (K Wilson)

St Levan: Siberian Chiffchaff in 1st sallow clump North of the turning circle. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 5 Snow Bunting, Woodlark, Black Redstart, Firecrest & Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)

Lands End: possible Pallid Swift flew over Mayon Cliff at 7.40 am. Also Red-breasted Flycatcher still on the west side of Swingates House in Willows. Snow Bunting on coast path 50m north of complex, Great White Egret over, House Martin and Black Redstart reported. 2 Swallow (J Hawkey) 1 drake Red-breasted Merganser (flew south), 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Golden Plover, 1 Wheatear, 10 Song Thrush, 1 juvenile Turtle Dove, 3 Firecrest, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Kingfisher. (T Phelps, M Doyle, M Broadbent)

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrest, 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff and Bullfinch. (S Nichols)

Cape Cornwall: Large Thrush and Finch movement early on (mainly Redwing and Chaffinch). Also, 2 Black Redstart, Blackcap and 2 Chiffchaff. (S Nichols)

Porth Mear (Vis Mig): 1 Little Bunting, 5 Black -headed Gull, 11 Song Thrush, 8 Fieldfare, 60 Chaffinch, 41 Meadow Pipit , 10 Siskin, 17 Redwing, 92 Skylark, 189 Starling, 1 Goldfinch, 3 Grey Wagtail, 7 Pied Wagtail, 3 Curlew, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 4 Chough, 25 Woodpigeon, 5 Common Scoter.  (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Great White Egret early am on front of marsh. (P Walsh) Then seen flying towards Crowlas before turning back and landing on Great Hogus Rock 8:00. (S Rogers). Then flew toward Little London 8:45 then back West 9:15. (R Veal) Also, 1 Swallow through and 3 Water Rail (S Turner)

Marazion Beach: 1 Water Pipit at red river mouth, 50+ Meadow Pipit, 2 nominate Wheatear, 15 Turnstone, 4 Ringed Plover, 12 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 14 Greenfinch. (R Veal)

Penzance, Wherrytown: 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 76 Black-headed Gull. (S Grose)

Walmsley: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 30 Cattle Egret, 1 Scaup (female), 1 Pintail (drake), 6 Shoveler, 10+ Gadwall, 20+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 40+ Lapwing, 3 Snipe. Also numbers of Wigeon & Teal. (J St Ledger)

Scaup – J St Ledger

Bodmin Moor: Rough Tor plantation: 250,000+ Starling in amazing murmurations. (J St Ledger)

Goonhilly Reserve: 1 adult female Hen Harrier. (S Buckle)

Prussia Cove: 6 + Firecrest and Chiffchaff. (J Turner)

Sennen Cove: 13 Chough, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Porthcothan Valley: 25 Golden Plover, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 60 Woodpigeon, 10 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing , 6 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Liskeard: 1 Black Rdstart (D Julian)

Colliford Lake: 11 Crossbill at Colliford Tavern, 500+ Golden Plovers, 600+ Starlings, 2f Goosander,1 Dunlin, 2 Great Crested Grebe,1f Merlin. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Common Crossbill – C Buckland

Dozmary Pool: 2m Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck and 5 Teal. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Degibna: 1 Peregrine, 4 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Firecrest, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker,1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 20 Bullfinch, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Roe Deer (J Evans)

Constantine: Large influx of thrushes this morning over my house between 7 and 8 am. Over 1000 mixed Redwing, Fieldfare and Song Thrushes seen including two flocks of in excess of 200 Fieldfares. Plus some Siskins. (T Pinfield)

Mount Hawke: 98 Starling on overhead wires at 07:53. (RB & PC Girling)

RSPB Wildlife Cruise Scillonian III: Penzance to Wolf Rock: 2 drake Eider, 63 Gannet, 2 Shag, 8 Herring Gull, 11 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Kittiwake, 4 auk sp, 9 Razorbill, 20 Guillemot, 2 Puffin, c20 Starling, 5 Redwing, 1 Wren and 1 Porpoise. Wolf Rock to Hugh Town: 61 Gannet, c50 Shag, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Herring Gull, 11 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Kittiwake, 1 Razorbill and 1 Black Redstart. Hugh Town to Wolf Rock:  4 Mallard, 2 female Common Scoter, 82 Gannet, c30 Shag, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Herring Gull, 29 Great Black-backed Gull and 3 Grey Seal. Wolf Rock to Penzance:  15 Gannet, 2 Cormorant, 23 Shag, 9 Black-headed Gull, 12 Herring Gull, 27 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Kittiwake, 10 auk sp, 1 Razorbill, 17 Guillemot, 1 Great Skua, 1 House Sparrow and 2 Common Dolphin. (DK Parker)

Wren – D Parker

Black Redstart – D Parker

House Sparrow – D Parker

Helston Boating Lake: 3 Shoveler, Gray Wagtail, 2 Muscovy duck. (J Witheywood)

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Friday 25th October 2019

Late News, 24/10, St Gothian Sands NR: 1 Olive-backed Pipit on low fields adjacent to the east side of the main lake, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Tufted Duck, 4 Redwing (P Nason)

St Nicholas Chapel, St Ives: 2 Snow Bunting  (G Currin)

Porthgwarra: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Manx Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 6 Puffin plus many other auks (mainly Razorbills) and Kittiwakes this morning. (I Prentice)

Mousehole: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater and 4 Purple Sandpiper. (D Balmer) 2+ Manx Shearwater, 60+ auk sp. (mainly Razorbill), 100+ Turnstone and many Kittiwakes. (C Zoeckler)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Scaup. (M Ahmad)

Sennen Cove: 1 Black Redstart trapped inside the Lifeboat Station. (D Balmer)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1m Goosander, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck (1m 1f), 4 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 200+ Canada Geese. (R Mudge) {Please note the feeders were removed from the car park due to a problem with cats, and have been positioned around the lake at 3 locations, all of which have Willow and Marsh Tit feeding from} 

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet (presumed escaped), heard only in Valley Gardens 12.40 (J Baker)

Walmsley (public hide): 1 m Pintail, 2 Water Rail, 1 Shelduck, 11 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Coot, 2 Snipe. (S Grose)

St Dennis: 2 Blackcap feeding on the berries of a Palm Tree. (P Ash)

Blackcap – P Ash

Saltash: 1 Firecrest along the China Fleet club nature trail (M Beer)

St Blazey: 2 Firecrest (B Bosisto)

Saltash: 1 Firecrest along the China Fleet club nature trail (M Beer)

Blackwater: 1 Black Redstart near the school. (G May)

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest at Dolphin House. (J+J Elvin)

Firecrest, J Elvin

St Blazey Pond: 3 Teal (R Hampshire)

Longrock Pool: Egret sp. (same as yesterday’s Penzance harbour bird) late afternoon. (P Walsh)

Scillonian Crossing: Sabine’s Gull

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Monday 14th October 2019

Late news, 6/10, Maenporth: The colour ringed Mediterranean Gull (3JRD) recently reported at Millbrook was resting in Bream cove near Maenporth. (M Adkins)

Caerthillian: Barred Warbler still in Caerthillian Valley. First in brambles south of pond. Then flew to vegetation around pond. Merlin also in the area. (C Ellis) 1 Booted Warbler (in scrub top of valley. View across from end of top footpath from village)  1 Red-breasted Flycatcher, 1 Yellow Browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 1 Barred Warbler (pond below pump station). ( M Pass )

Barred Warbler – John St Ledger

Church Cove: Red-breasted Flycatcher and Pied Flycatcher in the churchyard also Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Firecrest. (M Pass)

Lizard: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Puffin 07:45 – 08:15. 1448 Meadow Pipit, 44 Pied Wagtail, 4 Grey Wagtail, 272 Linnet, 43 Chaffinch, 28 Siskin, 47 Goldfinch, 13 Greenfinch, 12 Skylark, 1 Woodlark, 3 Swallow, 2 Peregrine, 1 Hobby, 7 Chough, 1 Wheatear, 1 Little Egret, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest 08:15 – 13:00. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Stithians Reservoir: 15 Cormorant (including orange ringed TBY), 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Wigeon, 3 Mediterranean Gull (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey over Copperhouse at 08:56 then flew towards Carnsew and again at 11:40, also 8 Bar-tailed Godwit and 4 Dunlin. Juv Little Gull from the causeway at 11:10. (L Proctor) Osprey 15:45 and again 16:25 carrying a fish. Spotted Redshank, 8 Greenshank, 3 Grey Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, 20+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Lapwing, 18 Dunlin, 53 Curlew, 11 Sandwich Tern, 48 Mediterranean Gull, Red-breasted Merganser Carnsew Pool. (T Humpage) 4 Pink-footed Goose reported again, flying over at dusk. (R Veal)

Pendeen: Probable Melodious Warbler at the Count House briefly mid morning. (P Combridge) Willow Warbler at Count House 13:30-14:00. (N Truby)

Willow Warbler – Nick Truby

Cot Valley: 1 Redstart. (P Fraser) 2 Firecrest  seen at 11:30 near Bosorne. (D Helliar) 1 Firecrest. (J MacCallum-Stewart)

Nanquidno to Cot Valley along coastal path: 1 Ring Ouzel, c10 Blackbird, Song Thrush, c200 Meadow Pipit flew south, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker flew in off sea, 7 Chough, 3 Raven. (J MacCallum-Stewart)

Lanner: Small flow of Redwing, 30+ and up to 2 Firecrest. (S Turner)

Trevervan: Yellow-browed Warbler again. (J Ryan)

Penberth: 2 Firecrest at 12:30. (N Truby)

Penzance: Assumed escaped Ring-necked Parakeet in Pendarves Road, (M Elliott)

Hustyns Wood: 4 Crossbill (L Payne)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: 1 Spoonbill (R Brown)

Spoonbill – Rosie Brown

Rame: Firecrest, Willow Warbler, 6 Redwing, 10 Siskin & a handful of Chiffchaff, Goldcrest & Blackcap. (P Aley) 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff at the church. (C Buckland)

Kingsands: 1 Firecrest, 9 Blackcap,1 Chiffchaff,1 Sparrowhawk. (C Buckland)

Millbrook: 1 Grey Heron 1 Little Egret, 30 Mediterranean Gull,1 Greenshank, 40 Redshank. (C Buckland)

Woon Gumpus: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear and 25 Golden Plover. (P Clement)

Maenporth: 65 Mediterranean Gull on rocks this morning including one with yellow colour ring (unable to read number). (M Adkins)

Gannel Estuary: 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 143 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Raven over, 11 Goldcrest, 12 Meadow Pipit.(S Grose)

Marazion: 500+ Starlings starting to congregate pre roost on the marsh. (DK Parker)

Penpol Creek: 8 Little Egret at roost, 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

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Wednesday 25th September 2019

Penberth: Isabelline Wheatear reported at c19:00 in the valley resting on a hedge then flying off over grass field. (N Milligan)

Davidstow: 1 Hobby, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 White Wagtail, 20 Pied Wagtail, 15 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Skylark, 20 Meadow Pipit, 1 White-rumped Sandpiper, 5 Swallow and 4 Carrion Crow on the airfield. (S Windle, B Mellow) White-rump Sandpiper still this evening at 18:35. Also Yellow-legged Gull and Yellow Wagtail. (D Julian)

White-rumped Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

White-rumped Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Porthilly Point: 11 Sandwich Tern, 6 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 3 Curlew, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Greenshank. (S Grose)

Restronguet Creek: 4 Osprey fishing, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (J Chapple, J St Ledger)

Osprey – John St Ledger

Pendeen Watch: 37 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 6 Sooty Shearwater, 16 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, c50 commic tern and 2 Whimbrel between 07:30 & 10:30. (L Proctor et al) 1 Sabine’s Gull (juv. @ 1615), 3 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 13 Great Skua, 7 Common Scoter between 15:15 and 1720. (M Scott-Ham)

Levant: 16 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Arctic Skua, 37 Great Skua, 1 petrel sp, 5 Common Scoter between 07:45 and 10:15. (M Scott-Ham)

Cape Cornwall: 12 Balearic Shearwater, 155 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 29 Common Scoter, 25 Great Skua, 4 Arctic Skua (2 dark,2 pale) 1 Long-tailed Skua (dark juv) 7 Kittiwake, 8 Common Tern, 19 Arctic Tern between 09:15 and 12:00. (P Clarke)

Towan Head: 4 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 1 Black Tern, 10 ‘Comic’ Tern, 12 Sandwich Tern, 1 Whimbrel and c.50 Manx Shearwater between 07:15 and 08:00. (S Rowe)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 juv Little Stint, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Knot, 4 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (2 juv) & 25 Sandwich Tern. (M Ahmad) 3 (possibly 4) Little Stints, 1 Reeve; 1 Spotted Redshank; 7 Greenshank, 20 Dunlin. (J Hawkey) 1 Peregrine, 37+ Sandwich Tern, 6 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Raven over, 1 Lapwing, 1 Osprey plunging successfully for mullet at high tide, 6 Swallow. (J Evans) 10 Sandwich Terns moving between Ryan’s Field and the estuary at mid-afternoon. 6 Brent Geese on estuary along with 2 Ruff. (D King) Ryan’s field: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Med Gull and 7 Greylag Geese, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Sandwich Tern. (J Evans, D King) 25 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Black-tailed Godwits,1 Ruff, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Whimbrel. (J Hawkey) 5 Sandwich Terns this afternoon. (D Cains) Carnsew Pool: 2 Wheatear, 2 Common Sandpiper, 40+ Dunlin, 4 Swallow, 8 Sandwich Tern (J Evans) Copperhouse Creek: 1 Kingfisher. (D King)

Sandwich Tern – David Cains

Kingfisher – Robin Chiffers

Marazion Beach: 20 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 3 drk Eider, 1 Whimbrel, 6 Sanderling, 15 Ringed Plover, 18 Turnstone. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Willow Warbler & 10 Chiffchaff. (M Wallace, DK Parker)

Pendeen: 1 juv Marsh Harrier. (P Combridge)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 17 Mute Swan, 125 Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 6 Brent Goose, 22 Mallard, 9 Wigeon, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey heron, 13 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 35 Oystercatcher, 21 Ringed Plover, 1 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 1 Sanderling, 85 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 140 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 85 Curlew, 150 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 65 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 10 House Martin, 90 Swallow, 6 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 2 Wheatear, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 55 Carrion Crow, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch (M Scawn et al)

East Colliford Farm: 1 Whinchat east of farm. (B Craven)

Helford: 3 Gannet between Helford passage and Frenchman’s Creek. (N Honhold)

Walmsley: 21 Cattle Egrets this afternoon going between the different groups of cattle in various fields & the reserve. (A Langdon)

St Clement: 3 Cattle Egret at Menadews farm at 18.00, 12 Little Egret, 27 Rook, 3 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Penzance: Presumed escaped Ring-necked Parakeet in Princess May recreation ground, also around St Clare at 09:00. (P Freestone et al.)

Mullion: Marsh harrier (female/imm.) west over A3083, east of Mullion at 09:10. (S Croft)

St Ives: 3+ Arctic Skua seen from Porthmear Beach harassing Sandwich Terns at midday. (R Nelson)

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