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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Saturday 19th October 2019

Late photos 18/10, Cot: Subalpine Warbler sp. (M Walford)

Subalpine Warbler – Marek Walford

Subalpine Warbler – Marek Walford

Subalpine Warbler – Marek Walford

Subalpine Warbler – Marek Walford

Subalpine Warbler – Marek Walford

Crowlas vismig (0745-0815): 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Siskin, 16 Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Skylark, c70 Golden Plover, c120 Wood Pigeon. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers in car park copse, also 2 Firecrest and a Woodlark. (C Urquhart, T Phelps, L Thomson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Pink-footed Geese in with the Canada Goose flock. (S Murphy) 1w Little Gull from the causeway. (T MacGowan) Also Osprey at 09:30 over the garden centre. (R Veal) 1f Kingfisher, 10 Lapwing, 8 Redshank on Ryan’s Field. (M Webb)

Kingfisher – Martin Webb

Pendeen Watch: 08:00-13:00: 1 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua (ad + juv), 3 Great Skua, 11 Arctic Skua, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, 2 Grey Phalarope, 1 Turnstone, Red- throated Diver, 7 Common Scoter c2000 Kittiwake, 6 Med Gull, c4000 Auks mainly Razorbill, 11 Chough, 2 Raven. (J MaCallum-Stewart) 16:30 – 17:30 29 Common Scoter (groups of 5, 9, 4 & 11) and 4 Sandwich Terns. (J Hawkey)

St Agnes Head 08:00 to 10:00: 1 juv Pomarine Skua, 4 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1728 Kittiwake, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Common Scoter, 2 Cormorant, 2 Mallard. (P Roseveare)

Porthgwarra: Quail south of Roskestal Farm in 3rd field south of Porthloe House. (M Wallace) Also released White Stork over Gwennap. (J & J Elvin)

White Stork – John Elvin

Polgigga: Yellow-browed Warbler at the duckpond. (M Wallace)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler in the donkey paddocks. (per M Ahmad)

Drift Reservoir: Cattle Egret again.

Marazion: Great Northern Diver, 30 Carrion Crow and 4 Redwing over. (P Fraser)

St Michael’s Mount: 50 Oystercatcher feeding and roosting at 08:00. (P Fraser)

Penzance: Adult Red-throated Diver still in the harbour and 18 Turnstone by car park, also drake Eider just offshore plus 32 Turnstone, 18 Ringed Plover, 4 Sanderling, 1 Rock Pipit at Jubilee Pool. (R Menari, R Treeby, DK Parker, M Webb)

Red-throated Diver – Dave Parker

Red-throated Diver – Dave Parker

 

Red-throated Diver – John Chapple

Mousehole: Yellow-browed Warbler west of village at Porthenys House where the coast path leaves the road, 3+ Firecrest between Mousehole and Newlyn. (M Elliott)

Newlyn: 2w Yellow-legged Gull  on the fish quay. (M Elliott)

College Reservoir: 6 Shoveler, 6 Wigeon, 84 Coot, 23 Moorhen, 2 Tufted Duck, (D Eva)

Whitecross area, Newquay: 60-80 Golden Plover flying overhead ( present all week), 6 Skylark, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Stonechat, 2 Dunnock, 8 Meadow Pipit, 5 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Wren, 5 Goldfinch, 8 Chaffinch, 6 House Sparrow, 5 Robin, 8 Blackbird, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard and 3 Raven. Also 3 Roe Deer plus  6 Red Admiral, 3 Painted Lady and 3 Large White butterflies. (D and S Thomas)

Windmill Farm: 2 Roe Deer, 12 Bullfinch (mostly male), 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Raven, 6 Stonechat. 1 Kestrel, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Swallow, 6 Skylark, 10 Redwing over, 18 Golden Plover. (J Evans)

Crugmeer / Hawkers Cove: 8 Raven, 5 Roe Deer, 68 Meadow Pipit, 41 Linnet, 3 Skylark, 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver just offshore, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Oystercatcher, 9 Turnstone, 1 f Sparrowhawk, 8 Stonechat, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Merlin, 89 Rook, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Song Thrush, 200+ Wood Pigeon. (S Grose)

Padstow, Trethillick Farm: 21 Mediterranean Gull following the plough, 250+ Golden Plover nr Trevisker Garden Centre. (S Grose)

Berah Tor: 50+ Golden Plover. ( A Parker )

Cubert Common to Porth Joke: 1 Merlin, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 1 male Blackcap, 12 Long Tailed Tits, 5 Goldcrest, 15 Chaffinch, 6 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 25 Linnet, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 17 Meadow Pipit, 7 Skylark. (C Mason)

Lizard Point: 1 Lesser Repoll, 15 Sisken over. (I Maclean) Also 2 Yellow-browed Warblers reported.

Church Cove: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Pied Flycatcher. (I Maclean)

St Newlyn East Downs: 7 Snipe, 74 Golden Plover overhead, 1 Merlin, 89 Meadow Pipit, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Kestrel, 1 Grey Heron standing in the middle of the moor. (S Grose)

Kynance Gate: Merlin and adult male Ring Ouzel. (S Croft)

Soapy Cove/Predannack: 8 Chough, 1 Peregrine. (M Nattrass)

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Lizard, Field by Bottlebank: 1 White-rumped Sandpiper with Ringed Plover briefly but flushed by Merlin and flew high east 12:45pm (M Pass, J St Ledger)

Lizard Point: 1 Marsh Harrier flew straight south out to sea at 08:45. (M Pass) 2 Raven, 4 Stonechat, 2 Linnet, 1 Robin 12:25 – 12:45. (M Webb)

Caerthillian Valley: Red-breasted Flycatcher first thing at top of valley and showing very well. Also Yellow-browed Warbler in the area. Merlin over (C Ellis, M Adkins et al).1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 26 Linnet, 3 Stonechat,
12 Meadow Pipit 10:00 – 11:30. (M Webb)

Red-breasted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

Red-breasted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

Church Cove; Lizard: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (J Witheywood, N Truby)

Yellow-browed Warbler, Nick Truby

St Agnes Head: 1 juvenile Long-tailed Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Little Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater,  14 Common Scoter, 1 Curlew, 0745 – 0945. Also 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Merlin, 1 Siskin, 10 Skylark, 44 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, c150 Linnet. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Kynance Cove: 1 Red-backed Shrike reported

Chapel Porth: 2 Firecrest, 16 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 26 Long-tailed Tit. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

West Pentire: 1 Snow Bunting still present this afternoon.

Trethewey: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (K Wilson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB (07:50-12:30): 1 Osprey at Carnsew Pool (08:59 – 09:27, 11:05-11:10), 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Grey Plover, 68 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank, 48 Redshank, 2 Knot, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 73 Curlew, 18 Lapwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 268 Wigeon, 1 redhead Red-breasted Merganser (Carnsew), 4 Med Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wheatear. (P Nason) 90 Mediterranean Gull.One had a bright red ring (right leg) with the inscription ‘HDR4’ and another had a bright yellow ring on the left leg, inscribed ‘2X3N’ (R Butts)

Copperhouse Creek: 4 Pink-footed Goose,1 Greylag Goose, circa 360 Canada Goose, 8 Mediterranean Gull,
3 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Butts J Hawkey M Webb)

Pink-Footed Geese, Martin Webb

Stithians Reservoir: 33 Teal, 34 Mallard, 1m Gadwall, 2 Canada Goose, 90 Black-headed Gull, 12+ Mediterranean Gull (4 ad, 4 2ndw, 4 1stw), 105 Herring Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 26 Cormorant, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 23 Little Grebe, 6 Lapwing, 10 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 50+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Stonechat, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Skylark, 2 Raven, 2 hybrid Mallard, 1 farmyard Aylesbury type duck (D Chaney)

Porthilly Point: 87 Mediterranean Gull on mussel crates, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 1 Lapwing, 54 Turnstone, 102 Oystercatcher, 1 Shelduck, 43 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Porthilly Beach: 1 Greenshank, 11 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 27 Cattle Egret, 2 Ruff, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Greenshank, 129 Redshank, 5 Dunlin and 1 Snipe. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Stepper Point: 1 Snow Bunting (J Braiden)

Rame: 2 Wheatear, 30 Skylark and 1 Yellowhammer in fields along Military Rd (M Beer)

Towan Headland, Newquay: 2 Chough (C Stephenson)

Porth Joke: 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, c 100 Woodpigeon ( P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Porthgwarra: 2 Firecrest (M Ferris) 1 White Stork (presumed released juvenile with ring and satellite tag flew over)

Sennen Cove: 1 Whimbrel (M Ferris)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Red-throated Diver (M Ferris)

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Wednesday 9th October 2019

Late photo, 8/10, Porthgwarra: Red-eyed Vireo. (M Ahmad)

Red-eyed Vireo, Mashuq Ahmad

Late News, 08/10, St. Ives Island (16:00-16:50):1 Brent Goose, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 69 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 1 Snow Bunting. (P Nason)

Newquay: 7.40 – 9.40 am 1 juvenile Sabine’s Gull, 41 Balearic Shearwater,1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 16 Common Scoter. (B Bosisto)

Nanquidno: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher opposite the new build house this morning. (D Walbridge) Still present but very elusive at c14:40. (L Proctor)

Lizard: 1 Nightingale sp briefly at Housel Bay pond briefly, not relocated since. (T Blunden)

Morvah: 1 Pink-footed Goose in field opposite turn for schoolhouse

Cape Cornwall: 17 Grey Phalarope including 4 lingering on the sea; also 3 Balearic Shearwaters

Stithians Reservoir: 10 Lapwing, 5 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Redshank over. (D Chaney)

Colliford Lake: 1 dark morph Arctic skua viewed from west bank (J Rance, B Bosisto)

Arctic Skua, J Rance

Godrevy: Pair of Chough near seal viewing platform and later at bottom path near grass car park. (A Myers)

St Austell, White River: 2 Dipper. (Mark Jones)

Lower Tamar Lake: 8 Willow Tits, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Jay, 9 Coal Tit, 1 Cormorant (R Mudge)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 10 Mute Swan, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 250 Canada Goose, 11 Mallard, 22 Wigeon, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 50 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 5 Lapwing, 23 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 75 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 75 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 250 Black-headed Gull, 16 Mediterranean Gull, 175 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Wood Pigeon, 1 House Martin, 21 Swallow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 9 Rook, 90 Carrion Crow, 2 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Red Admiral, 4 Speckled Wood (M Scawen et al.)

Devoran: 1 Osprey sheltering in the little creek opposite Devoran Quay around 16.45. (D Carrier)

Pendeen Seawatch (3.50 – 4.50pm): 7 Great Skuas, 6 Arctic Skuas, 4 Balearic Shearwaters & 1 s/p Great Northern Diver. (J Hawkey)

Towan Head: 1 Grey Phalarope, 2 Arctic Tern, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 13 Manx Shearwater late pm. (S Rowe)

Wadebridge: 11 Mediterranean Gull feeding with Black-headed Gulls in stubble field west of halfway house pub, also 19 Red-legged Partridge in same field. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (M Halliday)

Curlew Sandpiper, Mark Halliday

St Eval: 2 Tawny Owl, several Redwing heard. (S Grose)

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Tuesday 8th October 2019

Late News, 07/10, Gannel Estuary: 2 Grey Plover, 3 Dunlin, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank,  3 Wigeon (M Lammas)

Porthgwarra: Red-eyed Vireo still present up to 10:30 at least. Also 2 Firecrest, Pied Flycatcher and 2 Spotted Flycatcher’s. (G Lawlor et al) Also 50+ Grey Phalarope off the cafe but very distant. (M Warren)

Red-eyed Vireo – Duncan Walbridge

Lizard: 2 Sabine’s Gull, 24 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Manx Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua,1 Great Skua, 70 Kittiwake, 88 Gannet, 8 Guillemot, 45 Razorbill, 1 Fulmar. (T Blunden)

Rock Beach: 1 Sanderling, 1 Skylark, 31 Meadow Pipit, 11 Mediterranean Gull feeding with black headed gulls behind the sand dredger. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 16 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Grey Plover, 8 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 64 Curlew, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 17 Little Egret, 7 Sandwich Tern and 20+ Mediterranean Gulls. (P Freestone) 1 (female) Red-breasted Merganser (J Hicks, J Bowen),1 Osprey , 6 Carrion Crow (mobbing Osprey) . (K. Bowers)

Red-breasted Merganser, J Bowen

Osprey, K Bowers

Hayle Estuary; Ryans Field: 1 Pink-footed Goose,1 Peregrine Falcon (C Richards)

Land’s End: Yellow-browed Warbler at Treeve Moor House. (M Elliott)

Rose Valley: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (M Warren)

Pendeen Watch: 15 Balearic Shearwater, “a few” Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua in an hour from the lower car park. (M Warren). (4.30pm – 5pm) 2 Great Skuas,1 Arctic Skua (dk/ph),5 Grey Phalaropes, 4 Balearic Shearwaters;
1 Manx Shearwater & Kittiwakes trickling through (J Hawkey)

Towan Head (17:15-18:15): 1 Storm Petrel, 12 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Manx Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 1 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe)

Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only): 24 Cattle Egret, Mandarin, Ruff, Peregrine. (B Mellow)

Penberth: 1 Firecrest and 1 Blackcap at seaward end. (B Hibbert, S Broyd)

Nanquidno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by the parking area. (D Walbridge)

West Looe River: 2 Kingfisher, 3 Buzzard, 6 Little Egret, 1 Grey Wigtail, 7 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Roe Deer. (C Hooper)

Grey Wagtail, C Hooper

Kings Mill HT:12 Greenshank, 59 Redshank, 10 Dunlin, 37 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Shelduck, 4 Mute Swan, 5 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 47 Curlew, 47 Canada Goose, 1 Snipe, 1 Common sandpiper, c.190 Black-headed Gull, 4f Wigeon and 1 adult Mediterranean Gull (P Kemp)

Dobwalls: 5 Swallow over the village and male Sparrowhawk hunting in our garden (C&J Duffy)

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Saturday 5th October 2019

Late news, 4/10, Walmsley Sanctuary: Great White Egret reported.

Late news, 4/10, St Ives: Great Skua, Arctic Skua and 4 Grey Phalarope from harbour. (G Jones)

Late news, 4/10, Chapel Point: 2 Wheatear. (L Macleod)

Late news, 4/10, Meva beach: Red-legged Partridge. (L Macleod)

Red-legged Partridge – Lisa MacLeod

Red-legged Partridge – Lisa MacLeod

Pendeen Watch: 1 Sabine’s Gull reported.

Maer Lake: 1 adult Spoonbill, 1 Barnacle Goose, 2 Pintail, 2 Ruff, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Kingfisher. (B Bosisto)

Porth Joke: Yellow-browed Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 1 Wheatear, 60 Meadow Pipit, 20 Skylark, 22 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Water Rail, 17 Robin, 2 Grey Wagtail, 6 Goldcrest, 50 House Sparrow, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Jay. (S Rowe)

Carnyorth: Firecrest in private garden. (J Swann)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 3 Purple Sandpiper, 69 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 7 Sanderling, 70 Turnstone, 2 Rock Pipit. (S Grose)

Land’s End: Resident hybrid hooded crow still present. (I Hayes)

Kenidjack: Eastern type Lesser Whitethroat in the donkey paddock. (T McGowan, P Clement, P Clarke)

Kelynack: Yellow-browed Warbler at the campsite.

Nanjizal: Wryneck right at bottom of valley on post by Nanjizal Beach, Wryneck and 2 Whinchat in cabbage field below Faraway Cottage. (R Veal) Turtle Dove and Spotted Flycatcher. (J Ryan)

Polgigga/Trevean: 1 Whinchat, 2 Reed Bunting, 9 Goldcrest, 53 Skylark, c450 Meadow Pipit, 1 dead Great Skua, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Siskin, 5 Chiffchaff. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Tufted Duck. (R Veal)

St Levan: Pied Flycatcher. (P Fraser)

Ludgvan: Pied Flycatcher in the chuchyard. (R Menari)

Marazion: 5 Sandwich Tern on the beach. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Little Grebe, 2 Teal, 26 Mallard, 12 Moorhen and 1 Kingfisher. (DK Parker)

Penwithick: 11 House Sparrow , 5 Chaffinch , 3 Blue Tit  , 2 Marsh Tit . (K. Bowers)

Marsh Tit – Kevin Bowers

Marsh Tit – Kevin Bowers

Hayle Harbour: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Grey Plover, 7 Ringed Plover, 16 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Curlew, 5 Linnet, 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 f Shoveler, 9 Little Grebe, 12 Tufted Duck, 7 Teal, 2 Coot, 26 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull, 42 Linnet. (S Grose)

Polcoverack, Nr Coverack: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 10 (juv) Swallows together, 6 Skylarks, 2 Stonechat, 8 Blackbirds. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Goonhilly Nature Reserve: 1 Turtle Dove, 6 Bullfinch, 2 Stonechat, 1 Kestrel and flock of 16 BlueTits, 11 Long-tailed Tits, 3  Great Tits & 8 Goldcrests/ChiffChaff combination moving through the sallows together. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Charlestown: 1 Rock Pipit. (D Hastilow)

Rock Pipit – David Hastilow

Chapel Point: 1 Wheatear. (L Macleod)

St Ives: Pale-bellied Brent Goose off Porthminster Gallery. (G Jones)

Lizard Point: 2 Balearic Shearwaters.

Cadgwith: Yellow-browed Warbler at Grade marsh.

Church Cove: 1 Firecrest. (M Worden)

Lizard area: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler along track by Kynance Garage, 1 Yellow Wagtail by lighthouse  6 Jay over. Lizard Downs. (I Maclean)

Falmouth: Two Firecrests at Pendra Loweth this afternoon. (M Adkins)

Porthgwarra: 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, 8 Goldcrest 1 Blackcap, 36 Skylark, 4 Grey Wagtail, 6 alba wagtail, 32 Chaffinch, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua. (T Phelps, M Doyle)

RSPB Wildlife Cruise, Scillonian III: Penzance to the Wolf Rock: 11 Great Black-backed Gulls, 6 Herring Gulls, 2 Mute Swans, 21 Pied Wagtails, 1 Grey Wagtail, 69 Turnstones, 63 Gannets, 4 Balearic Shearwaters, 7 Shags, 1 Little Egret, 13 Razorbills, 5 Guillemots, 2 Puffins, 3 Arctic Skuas, 2 Cormorants, 14 Common DolphinsWolf Rock to the Isles of Scilly: 29 Gannets, 3 Razorbills, 6 Guillemots, 2 Puffins, 1 Great Skua, 1 Grey Phalarope, 122 Shags, 5 Herring Gulls, 35 Black-headed Gulls, 1 Curlew, 1 Minke Whale, 12 Harbour Porpoises, 10+ Bluefin TunaIsles of Scilly to the Wolf Rock: 11 Great Black-backed Gull,  Sandwich Terns, 211, Gannets, 4 Shags, 6 Puffins, 1 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill,  3 Great Skuas, 2 Fulmars, 6 Kittiwakes, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Common DolphinsWolf Rock to Penzance: 96 Gannets, 45 Kittiwakes, 26 Razorbills, 2 Guillemots, 1 Fulmar, 2 Manx Shearwaters, 9 Balearic Shearwaters, 3 Shags, 1 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skuas, 1 Great Black backed Gull, 2 Arctic Terns, 1 Risso’s Dolphin, 1 Harbour Porpoise. (V Stratton, B Craven)

Friday 4th October 2019

Porthgwarra: Red-throated Pipit on the moor with Meadow Pipits, c300m south of the kissing gate at Trevean, also Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace) Red-breasted Flycatcher in Pines by Trevean, 2 Goldcrests, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Merlin (T Phelps, M Doyle, C Urquhart, M Broadbent)

Church Cove: Red-eyed Vireo by the church, also Yellow-browed Warbler, Pied Flycatcher and Firecrest. Please park on the green in Lizard village and walk east to the church. (I Bennell)

Lizard Point: 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Dunlin, 4 Mallard, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 70 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater. (I Maclean)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Grey Phalarope, 103 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater 09:00-13:00. (N Wheatley)

Pendeen Watch (0715-1800): 1 Great Shearwater, 31 Grey Phalarope, 6 juv. Sabine’s Gull, 11 Pomarine Skua, 1 juv Long-tailed Skua. 1 Puffin, 2349 Guillemot, 1 sp Great Northern Diver, 7 Arctic Tern, 1 Common Tern, 391 Balearic Shearwater, 31 Sooty Shearwater, 99 Great Skua, 78 Arctic Skua, 2 Common Gull, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Grey Plover, 3 Sandwich Tern, 56 Manx Shearwater, 3435 Gannet, 1 Fulmar, 2 Med Gull, 569 Kittiwake, 1 Wheatear, 3 Meadow Pipit (in off the sea), 4 Raven, 1 Merlin, 1 Sparrowhawk. (B Mellow, R Veal, M Ahmad, J Hawkey, P Maker, R Wilkins, R Augarde, LGR Evans et al.) Also 1 Pink-footed Goose in fields Se of the coastguard cottages. (R Augarde)

Pendeen: Snow Bunting flew over Whitegates heading towards Trease Common. (P Combridge)

St Jidgey: 2 Pink-footed Geese over towards the Camel Estuary.

Towan Head (07:20-08:15): 6 Sooty Shearwater, 37 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 6 Great Skua, 5 Arctic Skua, 2 Sandwich Tern, c100 Kittiwake. (S Rowe) 10 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater and 3 Great Skua between 08:15 and 09:00 (M Lammas) 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 1 Arctic Skua late pm. (S Rowe)

Levant: Great Shearwater, 50 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Manx Shearwater, 15 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua. (P Fraser, J Overfield)

Camel Trail, Treraven Meadows to Grogley Halt: 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Water Rail (heard only), 2 Grey Heron, 4 Curlew, 25 Teal, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Egret 2 Grey Wagtail, 136 Canada Geese, 2 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 1 Raven, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 176 Black headed Gull. (S Grose)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank (still), 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 10 Dunlin, 2 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger)

 

Spotted Redshank – John St Ledger

Maer Lake: 1 Spoonbill. (B Bryne)

Torpoint: Osprey, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Grey Plover at St John’s Lake this afternoon. (D Julian)

St Levan: Presumed released captive bred White Stork still in surrounding fields.

Godrevy Point: two un-ringed Choughs this afternoon. (R Bunt)

Chough – Roger Bunt

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler by the engine shed.

Penzance: 1 Tawny Owl 06:45. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 1 House Martin. (R Veal)

Gannel Estuary, Penpol Creek: 1 Barn Owl, 9 Little Egret at roost. (S Grose)