Monday 4th of October 2021

Nanjizal: Rustic Bunting, Red-breasted Flycatcher and 35 Jay through the valley. (Please keep to public rights of way). (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: Red-breasted Flycatcher in 60ft cover. (M Wallace)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Pink-footed Goose. (Pink-feet were flushed by a Buzzard at 14.15pm approx. also putting up the Gulls. The 2 Geese were then seen flying across the Southern Cut Off heading S. and did not seem to return). Also Fox in back of cut off carrying what looked like a Teal. (S Taylor)

Gunwalloe, Church Cove Golf course: 12 Chough this afternoon. (K Robinson)

Cot Valley Pond: 1 Grey Phalarope this morning. (N Wheatley et al)

Grey Phalarope – Mashuq Ahmad

Grey Phalarope – Mashuq Ahmad

Grey Phalarope – Mike Spicer

Grey Phalarope – Mashuq Ahmad

Grey Phalarope – Mashuq Ahmad

Grey Phalarope – Dave Flumm

Marazion Marsh RSPB:
1 Spoonbill in flight over marsh, 1 Grey Heron 10.23am. Marazion Beach: 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew 10.15am. Longrock Pool: 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe 10.40am. (M Webb)Pendeen: (07:30-10:00) 7 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Manx Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 4 Kittiwake, 300+ auks, 1 Little Egret. (P Chapman and L Hill)

Spoonbill – Martin Webb

Oystercatcher – Martin Webb

Grey Heron – Martin Webb

Drift Reservoir: Tufted Duck, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper. (D Flumm)

Ryan’s Field, Hayle: 93 Curlew, 10 Bar -tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Kingfisher. (B & R Burgess)

Hayle Estuary: 58 Teal, 60+ Wigeon, 16+ Redshank, 2 Grey Plover, 9 Greenshank, 22 Oystercatcher, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 8 Sandwich Tern. (B & R Burgess)

Godrevy: 5 Swallow, 1 Northern Wheatear, 37 Turnstone, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 2 unringed Chough. (K Dalziel and J Hawkey)

Devoran Quay: 1 Osprey, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger) In addition, 88 Curlew, 46 Redshank, 17 Oystercatcher, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Little Egret, 2 Raven, 2 Cormorant. (A Nicholson)

Golant, Fowey Estuary: 1 Osprey eating a fish. (R Kirkwood)

Osprey – Rupert Kirkwood

Spit Beach, Par: 4 Curlew 12 Eider, close inshore at harbour end (R Hampshire)

Wadebridge, Guineaport: 1m Mandarin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Siblyback Lake: 2 Garganey, 23 Teal, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Wheatear, 4+ Swallow (P Kemp)

Downderry: moving west, 0730-0900, were 1200+ Gannet, 2 Balearic Shearwater, an Arctic Skua, at least 90 Kittiwake, 7 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Swallow. (A Payne)

Kingsmill Lake: 26 Dunlin, 37 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 59 Redshank, 30 Greenshank, 1 Lapwing, 84 Curlew, 13 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 31 Mallard, 2 Mediterranean Gull & c.240 Black-headed Gull. Also, c.40 Wood Pigeon moving south (P Kemp)

Late submission, 03/10, Carnsew Pool: 1 Immature Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 5 Swallow, 2 Stonechat, 2 Grey Plover, 15 Dunlin, 6 Curlew, 9 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret and 3 Robin. (S & D Thomas)

Late submission, 03/10, St Ives: 12 Turnstone, 16 Sandwich Tern, 18 Gannet, 16 Starling, 12 House Martin over Bus station and 3 Grey Seal in Harbour. (S & D Thomas)


Thursday 22nd October 2020

Late news, 21/10, Crackington Haven: 2 House Martins flying south over Higher Crackinginton, 2 House Martins flying over Bridgerule  (J & B Teague)

Lelant Saltings, Hayle: Possible Dusky Warbler opposite St Uny close this morning at 10:30. Also, Firecrest and several “continental “ Blackbirds. (C Lewis)

Nanjizal: 1 Rustic Bunting on the Trevilley side, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 29 Blackcap, 14 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 1 Swallow. (K Wison)

Trethewey: 2 Black Redstart. (K Wilson)

Bosistow Farm: 1 Black Redstart. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: Swift sp at this morning (reasonably sure it was just a common but was often in poor light), also 3 Yellow-browed Warbler & Black Redstart. (M Wallace) Lapland Bunting at Ardensawah, 2 Black Redstart at Raftra. (M Wallace)

Skewjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)

Trevilley: Richard’s Pipit over NE 13:30. (L Thomson) 1 Merlin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) 1 fem Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk and 2 Chough. (T Mills)

Trevescan: Yellow- browed Warbler and Black Redstart. (L Thomson)

Trevear Farm, Sennen: Now 7 adult Whooper Swan in grass field below Trevear Farm buildings (viewable from Escalls Church car park). (J Hawkey)

Pendeen: 5 Whooper Swans arrived at 10.17 and flew east. They were also seen at Lands End and joined the long staying 2 near Trevean farm for a short stay then seen over Porthgwarra just after 17.00. 2 still left at Sennen. (J Miller) 1 Lapland Bunting over, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Black Redstart at Manor Farm, circa 70 Golden Plover at Carminowe Farm. (A Bayly)

Land’s End: Snow Bunting, Tree Pipit (seen well on the ground south of car park), Lesser Whitethroat, Black Redstart, Short-eared Owl, Green Sandpiper, Wheatear, Cuckoo. Also, 5 Fieldfare, 4 Reed Bunting, Brambling, Redpoll, 7 Siskin, 5 Crossbill over. (L Thomson) 4 Black Redstart, 1 Whinchat, 2 Short-eared Owl, 2 Chough, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger)

Cuckoo – Tony Mills

Cuckoo – Tony Mills

Snow Bunting – Phil Taylor

Kestrel – John St Ledger

Short-eared Owl – John St Ledger

Sancreed: 5 Black Redstart (2 in village, 2 Old Dairy, 1 Derval Fm), Blackcap, 6 Siskin, 2 Grey Wagtail, 8 Pied Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Cattle Egrets, 2 Gadwall (pair), 6 Wigeon, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (adult). (N Rogers) 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Goldeneye. (M Ahmad)

St Just: 35 Lapwing, 4 Raven. (D Flumm)

Cot Valley: Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno:  Spotted Flycatcher. (J Miller)

Kenidjack: 1 Ring Ouzel. (B Stone)

St Buryan: 1 Black Redstart at Tower Meadows. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Maer Lake: 2 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose, 920 Canada Goose. (D Julian)

Porth Joke: Yellow-browed Warbler by the pond at the bottom of the track through Treago campsite (T Wilson, S Rowe)

Restronguet: 1 Yellow Wagtail and 5 Crossbill over. (J Chapple)

Victoria, Roche: 1 Black Redstart. (P Roseveare)

St Dennis: 3 Black Redstart in the cemetery. 1 Mistle Thrush at Mena farm. (P Ash)

Tremayne Quay and Woods, St Martin: 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail. (G Adams)

Tresemple Pool: 1 White-fronted Goose still present with Canada flock, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Snipe, 4 Greenshank, 3 Little Grebe (D Eva)

Tresillian: Yellow-browed Warbler in private garden in Polsue Way. 3 Firecrest with Long-tailed Tit flock by gateway at start of footpath to St Clement. (A Nicholson)

Penhalurick: 5 Bullfinch (1 with some albino plumage), 10 Goldfinchin private garden. (G Cross)

Rame: 2 Black Redstarts on Rame Barton roof, 2 Black Redstarts on coast gaurds cottagess (may hav been same pair).Chiffchaffs, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap, 40 Linnets, 1 Merlin. (C Buckland, M Beer)

St. John’s Lake ( from Chapeldown Road, Torpoint ):  8 Great Crested Grebe, 10+ Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 20+ Canada Geese, 4 Shelduck, 400+ Wigeon, 25+ Curlew,  89 Oystercatcher,  8 Turnstone, 2 Greenshank, 30+ Redshank, 10 Swallows. (A Parker)

Lansallos: 2 Firecrests and a Willow Warbler. (D Callahan)

Copperhouse Creek: 8 Pink-footed Goose still. (P Smale)

Trevose Head: 5 to 6 Swallows seen around the cliffs at Padstow Lifeboat Station 11.30. (J Davis)

St Mawes: 3 fem Black Redstart. (S Turner)


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.

plr rbb

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)