Saturday 13th June 2020

Late news, 12/6, Carnon Downs: juv albino/leucistic Starling being fed above gardens at Carnon Downs. (C May)

Nanjizal: Singing Rustic Bunting 07:00 to 07:20 only, also 2 Crossbill and Bee-eater heard. (K Wilson)

Land’s End: 1 Bee-eater (present from 08:30 to 09:00 at least), 200 Linnet. (N R Rogers) Flew off high towards Sennen at 09:50, apparently also present yesterday evening. (per S Rogers)

Bee-eater – Nigel Rogers

Bee-eater – Nigel Rogers

Bee-eater – Nigel Rogers

Bee-eater, Mike Mckee

Bee-eater, Mike Mckee

Drift Reservoir: Osprey for its fourth day. (D Flumm) Lesser-type Canada Goose still present. (M Ahmad)

St Just: Rosy Starling briefly at 09:40. (N & T Wheatley) Reported again 16:40 on the secondary school playing field.

Wadebridge: 1 Rosy Starling at Egloshayle (A Langdon et al) Also 2 Great White Egret reported, flew towards Treraven Meadow/ Clapper Marshes at 1755.

Polgigga: Presumably the same Bee-eater on wires at c11:00. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: Presumably same Bee-eater flew north over Arden Sawah Farm calling at c12:45. (P Roseveare)

Polgigga/Porthcurno junction: Presumably same Bee-eater high over, calling, flying towards Raftra at 15:12. (S. Rogers)

Lizard: Rosy Starling adult in sheep field south of the village. (D Collins)

Trelowarren: pair Spotted Flycatcher feeding young in nest. (D Collins)

Lizard: Female Red-backed Shrike on west side of Lloyds Signal Station, Bass Point this evening. (S Croft)

Marazion: Summer plumaged Great Northern Diver flew towards Newlyn. 2s Med Gull on Hogus rocks. (P Fraser)

Wadebridge: 2 Crossbill at 09:00. (B Bosisto)

Nine Maidens: 1 Cuckoo (B Bosisto)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 adult Common Tern, 1 ad w Knot, 7 Curlew, 9 Oystercatcher, 10 Curlew, 1 2cy Lesser Black-backed Gull, 43 Black-headed gull, 4 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 15 Shelduck, 4 Cormorant & 2 Canada Geese10am – noon. ( P Kemp)

Downderry: 16 Manx Shearwater, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Scoter moved west and 3 Kittiwake east before 07:00. (A Payne)

Sennen: 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Common Whitethroat, 16 House Martin nest building, 11 Oystercatcher, 1 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Lands End: 29 Shag, 6 Linnet, 4 Stonechat, 29 Great Black-backed Gull + 8 juv. (S Grose) Greeb Farm: 2 Wheatear, 1 Swift. (S Grose)

Nanjizal: 53 Rook, 1 Raven, 16 Carrion Crow, 2 Sand Martin, 150+ Linnet, 5 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Tehidy Woods: 14 Mute Swan, 1m Tufted Duck, 11 Coal Tit in Oak Wood. (S Grose)

Lelant: 1s Mediterranean Gull over, 2 Grey Wagtail. (R Veal)

Camel Estuary: 1s Mediterranean Gull (B Bosisto)

Gluvian: 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat (L Payne)

Playing Place: male & possible female Siskin on bird feeder. (T Hall)

Porthcurno to Nanjizal: 1 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 8 Grey Seal, 3 Great Black-backed Gull (P Oldcorn)

Carclaze: 1 Red Kite over East. (D Cooper)

Loe Pool: 2 Great Crested Grebe with young. (A Witheywood)

Great Crested Grebe, A Witheywood

Tuesday 29th October 2019

Late news, 27/10, Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Whooper Swan,1 Mandarin Duck, 25 Cattle Egret, 3 Greenshank, 35 Lapwing, 70 Black-tailed Godwit, 50 Curlew, 8 Shoveler (S Border)

Late news, 28/10, Bodmin Moor: Snow Bunting just below Brown Willy. (G Buck)

Snow Bunting – Geoff Buck

Snow Bunting – Geoff Buck

Snow Bunting – Geoff Buck

Late news, 28/10, Porthgwarra: 1 Rustic Bunting East over car park. (S Foote)

Late news, 28/10, Pendeen: 6 Crossbill. (P Clement)

Late news, 28/10, Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern reported.

Camel Trail Treraven Meadows / Iron Bridge: 2 Cattle Egret opposite hide,1 Bar-headed Goose, 312 Canada Goose, 2 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Curlew, 1m Mandarin with Mallard, 1 Common Gull, 1 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 1 Shelduck. (S Grose)

Marazion: 1 Snow Bunting, Black Redstart and Avocet on the beach. (J Packer) Black Redstart and 2 Swallow in back gardens in Green Lane. (DK Parker) 1 Wheatear (S Foote)

Penzance: Presumed escaped Ring-necked Parakeet flying with gulls at Tolver Road TR18 2AJ. (P Mason)

Polgigga: 2 Black Redstart. ( M Wallace)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler reported in field NW of the sewage works at 11:00.

Cot Valley: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, Mistle Thrush, Brambling and 2 Black Redstarts, 42 Fieldfare through but only 6 Redwing and 21 Chaffinch. (S Nichols)

Land’s End: Red-breasted Flycatcher still at Swingates but elusive also 2 Firecrest, 10 Chiffchaff and Swallow over. (G Hodgson) Yellow-browed Warbler also reported.

Treganhawke, Whitsand Bay: 1 imm Black Redstart on road near Clifftop Cafe at 09:00. (M Jordan)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Pink-footed Geese, 8 Greylag Goose, 6 Greenshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 25+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 38 Lapwing & 33+ Dunlin. (J Hawkey)

Carbis Bay: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler calling under Carbis Bay viaduct (T Blunden)

Wadebridge: 42 Cattle Egret east of Trewornan Bridge at 16:50. (S Grose)

Nanquidno: Black Redstart reported on the beach.

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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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