Friday 27th November 2020

Longrock: Pacific Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 17 Common Scoter. (DK Parker)

Crows an Wra: Sociable Plover, c400 Golden Plover, 126 Lapwing. (D Flumm) Please observe current Government guidelines wrt travel and coronavirus restrictions (social distancing etc) if going for this bird.

Sociable Plover – Dave Flumm

Sociable Plover – Dave Flumm

Sociable Plover – Phil Taylor

St Buryan Farm shop: One scan produced c. 2000 Golden Plover in flight. Also one ringtail Hen Harrier. (P Fraser, S Kolodziejski)

Bosistow Lane: Black Redstart. (D Flumm)

Higher Bosistow: Black Redstart, c15,000 Starling, 13 Golden Plover. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 f Goldeneye, 2 (m+f) Tufted Duck, 2 Wigeon, 2 Snipe, 1 Coot, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull. (T Mills)

Wadebridge: 1 Great White Egret over towards Clapper, 1 m Mandarin, 1 Snipe, 4 Little Grebe, 30 Lapwing, 3 Curlew, 7 Oystercatcher, 19 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1f Grey Wagtail, between Bridge bike hire and Anneka’s bridge. (S Grose)

Coverack: Velvet Scoter, Common Scoter, female Eider, Red-throated Diver, Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 4 Mediterranean Gull, Siberian Chiffchaff. (M Broadbent)

Tregony: 3 Swallows still here today 11.45am flying around village near centre. (D Hall)

Ninestones/Draynes Valley: 1 Common Buzzard, 1 male Kestrel, 1 immature female Peregrine eating prey on the wing, 1 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blackbird, 30 Redwing, 20 Fieldfare, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Magpie, 4 Jay, 1 Raven, 35 Starling, 5 Chaffinch, 1 Robin. (M & R Frost)

Higher Bojewyan, Pendeen: male Merlin. (R Gore)

College Reservoir: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Lesser Redpoll (D Collins)

Lower Tamar Lake: 18 Goosander (7m 11f), 3 Tufted Duck (2m 1f), 3m Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Great Crested Grebe, c50 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Green Sandpiper. (R Mudge)

Marazion, Godolphin Arms: Peregrine harassing the gull high tide feeding frenzy. (C Richards)

Porthilly/Cant: 173 Oystercatcher, 2 Greenshank, 3 Curlew, 2 Turnstone, 1 Kingfisher, 35 Common Gull. (S Grose)

St Tudy: 1m Yellowhammer, 1 Merlin, 3000 + Starling over. (S Grose)

Maer Lake: 7 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Shelduck, 350 Golden Plover, several Lapwing. (B Craven)

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff. (L Proctor)


Thursday 26th November 2020

Late news, 25/11, Tresillian: 1 Firecrest. (A Nicholson)

Porthgwarra: Dusky Warbler in car park sallows, Little Bunting north hedge of weedy field bordering 60 ft cover, 1 Firecrest, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 37 Golden Plover, 2 Roe Deer. (B Mellows) Also 1 Swallow, 2 Black Redstart, 2 Sparrowhawk. (I Grant, F Were)

Polggiga: Siberian Chiffchaff in copse by the cottages. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: 101 ringed on private site. Totals included, 29 Common Chiffchaff, 3 Siberian Chiffchaff, 7 Goldcrest, 3 Firecrest, 24 Blackcap, Yellow-browed Warbler and 18 Blackbird. (K Wilson)

St Levan: Hen Harrier, Swallow and Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)

Church Cove, Lizard: Red-breasted Flycatcher still although mobile. (G Willet) Also 1st Winter Red-breasted Flycatcher preent late am and early pm. (T and S Carson)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – David Chilcott

Coverack: Siberian Chiffchaff still near the sewage works this morning, female Velvet Scoter still in the bay. (J Jones)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Joe Jones

Porthoustock: 2 male Black Redstart on the beach, 1 Grey Wagtail also a dead 3m Basking Shark. (J Jones, G Willet)

Black Redstart – Joe Jones

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest and 1 Great Northern Diver. (L Proctor, S Rogers)

Trenow Cove, Marazion: Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Curlew, 15 Oystercatcher, White Wagtail and a Grey Wagtail. (A Witheywood)

Nanquidno: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Bullfinch. (C Moore)

Carrick Roads: 2 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Red-breasted Merganser (D Eva) Also 3 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger)

Black-necked Grebe – John St Ledger

Swanpool, Falmouth: Yellow-browed Warbler in Swanvale NR with Chiffchaff, m Black Redstart in Trenoweth Road, c125 Redwing c250 Woodpigeon moving NE (J Chapman)

Towan Head, Newquay: 100+ Common Scoter in the bay. (M Lammas) 24 Purple Sandpipers, 1 Grey Plover, 4 Turnstones, 5 Oystercatchers on rocks behind Headland hotel this pm (M Lammas)

Porth: 1 Kestrel, 1 Great Northern Diver off Towan beach (A le Masurier)

Tregeseal stone circle: 2 Fieldfare. (S Williams)

Cotehele: Firecrest, Southern Hawker Dragonfly (R Smaldon)

Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 64 Redshank, 34 Curlew, 12 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, 27 Shelduck, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron. 1 Goldcrest, 4 Long-tailed Tit. (A Nicholson)

Troon: (8am-10am) 885+ Redwing, 239+ Fieldfare, 188 Woodpigeon all heading NE. (S Taylor)

Feock: 175+ Woodpigeon heading NE. (S Taylor)

Portgaverne (near pub): 1 Black Redstart. (I. J. Bennallick)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

St Minver Lowlands: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Carnanton Woods: 2 Tawny Owl from spitfire corner. (S Grose)


Wednesday 25th November 2020

Penzance: ad winter Pacific Diver, presumed returning bird off Jubilee Pool this pm, also 17 Common Scoter, 6 Great Northern Diver, 13 Purple Sandpiper, male Eider. (P St Pierre)

College Reservoir: Green-winged Teal, Pallas’s Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff, Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, Treecreeper, 2 Marsh Tit, 7 Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Gull, 2 Gadwall, 35 Wigeon, 40 Tufted Duck, 8 Shoveler,  4 Eurasian Teal, 2 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe and a Peregrine. (M Broadbent, R Boott, O King)

Church Cove, Lizard: Red-breasted Flycatcher still present. (D Collins)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – David Collins

Coverack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewage works. (D Collins) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (S Bury) 1f Velvet Scoter, 1 Common Scoter and 1 Great Northern Diver in the bay. 1 Red-throated Diver past. 3 large pods of Common Dolphin distant, 1 briefly came into the bay. (J Jones, P Gay)

Common Dolphin – J Jones

Helston sewage works: Siberian Chiffchaff, male Black Redstart. (S Bury)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Steve Bury

Yellow-browed Warbler – Steve Bury

Kennack area, Lizard: Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest, 2 Gray Wagtail, 5 Goldcrests and 7 Chiffchaff (A Witheywood)

Nanjizal Valley: 2 Dusky Warbler (including ringed bird) and 1 Pallas’s Warbler. (K Wilson)

Sennen: 2 Black Redstart. (K Wilson)

Trethewey: 2 Black Redstart. (K Wilson)

Newlyn: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Water Rail, 1 Grey Wagtail, also 1 Peregrine + 1 Raven over Sandy Cove. 2 Black Redstart (fem/juv) + 1 Grey Wagtail in harbour. (T Mills)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Tony Mills

Drift Reservoir: Little Egret, 18 Teal, 2 Water Rail, 3 Mediterranean Gull, Dunlin, Siberian Chiffchaff, Common Chiffchaff, 20 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 17 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 70 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary: juv Iceland ull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull, ad argentatus Herring Gull, 220+ Med Gull, 6 Pink-footed Goose. (M Elliott) Curlew Sandpiper still early pm, plus 7 Pink-footed Geese on Copperhouse Creek. (P Smale)

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Pink-footed Goose and 1 Water Pipit. (A Langdon)

Chapel Amble: Great White Egret still in the area. (A Langdon)

Trevose Head: 2+ Chough. (E Buckingham)

Polgigga: Swallow and 3 Black Redstart. (M Wallace)

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)

Windmill Farm: 1 Merlin. (C Richards)

Gannel Estuary: Common Snipe, 3 ad & 1 1st Winter Mediterranean Gull. (M Lammas, N Long) Water Pipit late pm (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Malpas: 1 male Black Redstart in the village. (M Costa)

Truro: 3m and 2f Bullfinch in private garden. (D Jenkins) Also 1f Blackcap in private garden. (M Costa)

Charlestown: 1 m and 1 f Blackcap (D Hastilow)

Latchbrook Leat, Saltash: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff with Long-tailed Tit Flock. (G Lewis)

Royal Cornwall Showground; Wadebridge: 92 Red-legged Partridge.  (B Bosisto)

Hay Farm; St Breock: 28 Little Egret in surrounding cattle fields. (B Bosisto)

Wadebridge: 4 Little Grebe, 7 Oystercatcher, 9 Redshank, 21 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2m Mandarin, 1 Otter, 2 Black-headed Gull (both with white plastic ring on left leg, just out of reach), between Old Town and Anneka’s bridges early am. (S Grose) Also 43 Cattle Egret in field off of the Camel trail near Wadebridge (C Travis and M Scawen)

St Enodoc Golf club: 5 Blackcap, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Skylark, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 42 Black-headed Gull, 2 Raven over, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Castle an Dinas: 1 Barn Owl, 53 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Constantine: 4 Little Egrets, 20+ Long-tailed Tits, 1 Firecrest, 1 male Bullfinch, 2 Raven and Woodcock over 17:05. (T Pinfield)

Marazion: 2 Swallow at Red River mouth. (J Eaton)

Millbrook: Egyptian Goose, juvenile Great Crested Grebe and Red-breasted Merganser remain on Millbrook Lake. 6 Cormorant, 5 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 15 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, numerous Black-headed and Herring Gulls. (D Sharp)

Rame Head:  2 Ravens harassing a Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 3 Stonechat. (D Sharp)

Lower Tamar Lake: 6 Goosander 3m 3f, 9 Willow Tit, 3 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck 2m 1f, 18 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 2 Long-tailed Tit. (R Mudge)


Thursday 19th November 2020

Late news, 17/11, St Just: 2 Black Redstart in Methodist church graveyard, also present 12/11. (M Hayter)

Pendeen: 19 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 20 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Red-throated Diver, 9 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 2 Leach’s Petrel, 7 Common Scoter, 36 Fulmar, 2 1w Little Gull, 6 Med Gull. (S Rogers, D Flumm et al.) 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 5 Black-throated Diver, 16 diver sp. 1 Purple Sandpiper, 9 Med Gull, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Pom Skua, 38 Great Skua, 6 Common Scoter, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Grey Phalarope, 48 Manx Shearwater, 122 Fulmar 07:20-13:40. (P Combridge, DK Parker)

St Ives: 1 Leach’s Petrel, 8 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 16+ Red-throated Diver, 2 Manx Shearwater, 15+ Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 50+ Med Gull, 3 Little Gull, juv Iceland Gull, 100,000 auks, (most in first hour but still c50 per min at 13:00, 4 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott)

Lizard: Ad male Red-breasted Flycatcher at Church Cove. (J Foster)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Mike Spicer

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Mike Spicer

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Dave Collins

Towan Head, Newquay: 1 Velvet Scoter flew into group of 40+ Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Brent Goose, 1 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (N Long)

Godolphin Cross: Siberian Chiffchaff in private garden. (C Richards)

Gunwalloe: Black Redstart. (C Richards)

Manaccan, Helford: 27+ Cattle Egret in field next to Choon Farm (S Chandler)

Lower Nansloe: 6 Cattle Egret flushed by fighter jets. (P Smale)

Helston: Siberian Chiffchaff by pool near the water works. (P Smale)

Swanvale: Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Raffle)

Trevose Head: 78 Fulmar, 2 Great Skua, 7 Common Scoter, 2 Great Northern Diver ,  10 Red-throated Diver, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Phalarope, 534 Kittiwake, 5 Black-headed Gull, adult Common Gull , adult Mediterranean Gull, 1st winter Little Gull. (B Bosisto)

St Eval: 13 Crossbill in pine tree’s beside post office this afternoon. (B Bosisto)

St Agnes Head: 1 Grey Phalarope, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Skua, 1 Manx Shearwater, 7 Common Scoter. (G Lawlor)

Godolphin Cross village: 2 Black Redstart. (C Richards)

Portheras Cove: Adult male Black Redstart plus Great Northern Diver offshore. (K Aspden)

Drift Reservoir: Black Redstart on top road. (B Stone)

Cape Cornwall: 08:40 to 10:40 in a NW5-7 and great light: a patch record 5 Black-throated Divers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 4 diver sp., 4 Great Skua, 1 adult pp Arctic Skua, 1 Manx Shearwater, 10 Common Scoters, 2-3 ad Med Gulls, Little Egret, hundreds of Kittiwakes and gazillions of auks. (N Wheatley)

Cot Valley, St. Just: 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Choughs. (M. Critchley)

Lower Trevedran Farm, near Lamorna: 1 female Hen Harrier. (M Critchley)

Kingsmill Lake: 74 Avocet, 4 Grey Plover, 8 Lapwing, 140+ Dunlin, 12 Greenshank, 100+ Redshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 74 Black-tailed Godwit, 39 Curlew, 2 Gadwall, with many Teal & Wigeon. Also, 2 Med Gull and 3 Common Gull (P Kemp)

Downderry: 07:40-08:45, moving west 36 Gannets, a Great Skua, 51 Kittiwakes, 3 Common Gulls and 5 Mediterranean Gulls. This afternoon 4 Black Redstarts in the village and a Ring Ouzel to the east. (A Payne)

Davidstow airfield: Male Hen Harrier, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Buzzard, 8 Ravens displaying, c2000 mix of Golden Plover, Lapwing plus 2 Kestrels. (D Dennis)

Poldhu Golf Course: Snow Bunting. (D Collins)

Snow Bunting – Dave Collins

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Shag, Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Ruff. (M Elliott)

St Erth: Black Redstart at the railway station and a diver sp high over south. (M Elliott)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 f Peregrine Falcon over, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Tawny Owl (heard at midday), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Porthilly Farm: 2 Cattle Egret with 6 Little Egret, 4 Red legged Partridge. (S Grose)

Crugmeer: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Dobwalls: 10 Fieldfare, 2 m Great Spotted Woodpeckers on our seed tray, 1 f Sparrowhawk ambushed our feeding House Sparrows, 17 House Sparrows in the garden (C&J Duffy)

Newlyn: Great Northern Diver still in harbour. (A McKechnie)

Great Northern Diver – Alex McKechnie


Tuesday 17th November 2020

Late News, 15/11, Tregony Village: 2 Swallow around the village. (B & M Pascoe)

Late News, 16/11, St Ives, Porthminster Beach: 1 Iceland Gull in the afternoon. (R James)

Late News,16/11, College Reservoir: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Treecreeper. (D Collins)

College Reservoir:  Pallas’s Warbler on NW side associating with tit flock. (L Ozsanlav-Harris) In addition, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Firecrest and 2 Marsh Tit. (M Broadbent)

Mousehole: Probable Juv Kumlien’s Gull (stained Iceland gull not excluded) on the St Clement’s Isle roost this evening, also 5+ Yellow-legged Gull, plus a dark adult Arctic Skua past. (M Elliott) 1 Purple Sandpiper. (B Stone)

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler still, in garden of Youth hostel this morning.(P Clarke)

Trevose Head: 2nd winter Glaucous Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red Throated Diver and a steady passage of Kittiwake, Fulmar, Gannet and Auks. (D Dennis)

Slaughterbridge: 6 Siskin, 1 Woodcock, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Downderry: 0735-0855, moving west: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater, 38 Gannet, 4 Fulmar, 118 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Common Gull and 13 Kittiwake. Early afternoon, a male Black Redstart on local cliffs. (A Payne)

Menheniot junction: Barn owl patrolling roadside this evening. (P Kemp)

Crowdy Reservoir: 123 Black headed Gull, 61 Lesser Black backed Gull, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Reed Bunting, 1m Grey Wagtail, 6 Mistle Thrush,. (S Grose)

Chapel Amble: 1 Great White Egret (in second field opposite Penpont farm), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 26 Collared Dove. (S Grose)

Newquay: Great Northern Diver close in off the harbour. Also, Red Throated Diver in the bay at Towan Head. (M Lammas) Also, 1 Black Redstart on Penmere Drive. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 40 Common Scoter back in the bay.  8 Purple Sandpiper with 20 Turnstone on rocks behind hotel. (M Lammas)

Gannel Estuary: 120 Curlew, 26 Wigeon, 1 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher. (S Rowe)

Newlyn: Yellow-browed Warbler in sallows at Sandy Cove. Also Water Rail in the same bushes.  (L Proctor) Great Northern Diver in the harbour. (B Stone)

Drift Reservoir: 9 Little Grebe, Little Egret, 11 Teal, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Snipe, 2 Med Gull, 30 Redwing, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Godrevy Point: 1 Snow Bunting and 1 Wheatear still. Also a minimum of 292 Grey Seals nearby. (MJ Spicer)

Grey Seals – Mike Spicer

Bude Marsh: 4 Grey Heron, 86 Lapwing, 1 Whimbrel,14 Golden Plover, 32 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 8 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 32 Mallard, 3 Stonechat, 1 Cettis Warbler, 4 Raven,13 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Greater Black-backed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 36 Black-headed Gull, and a possible 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull. (N Bastin)

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Thursday 5th November 2020

Land’s End: Siberian Chiffchaff and Black Redstart off the cycle track. (P Clement)

Crows-an-wra (private reserve): White-tailed Eagle (imm) 11:20 – 11:26 (circling high then east mobbed by 2 ravens). 60 Linnet, 50 Chaffinch, 6 Reed Bunting (all on bird seed crop). Kestrel,  Woodcock , Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Golcrest, 12 Redwing, 10 Blackbird, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch, Brambling(over), 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit, 300 Starling (over). (F Currie)

Troon, nr Camborne: White-tailed Eagle circling at 13:56 until 14:00 when it flew off high east.

Park Head: 15 Fieldfare, 61 Redwing, 57 Meadow Pipit, 1088 Starling,1 Lapwing,12 Song Thrush, 13 Blackbird, 26 Goldfinch, 6 rambling, 299 Chaffinch, 113 Skylark, 1 Redpoll, 6 Pied Wagtail, 982 Woodpigeon, 9 tock Dove, 18 Linnet, 4 Siskin, 3 Black-headed Gull, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 16 Corn Bunting, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Cormorant,1 Golden Plover, 4 Chough, 4 Goldcrest , Dusky Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Water Rail. (B Bosisto)

Dusky Warbler – Bob Bosistow

Dusky Warbler – Bob Bosistow

Porthgwarra: 3 Cattle Egret, Snow Bunting, Swallow, Redpoll, Woodcock and Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace) 6 Swallows (juvs); 1f merlin; 1 Kestrel; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 2 Blackcaps; 2 Chiff Chaff; 1 Firecrest; 2 Bullfinch (pr); 19 Golden Plovers (on moor); 2 Chough; 2 Redwing; 4 Song Thrush; 3 Stonechats (2m); 6 Long-tailed Tits; 1 Brambling amongst 100’s Chaffinch feeding in seedy valley field. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel) 1 Black Redstart, 1 Firecrest and 10 Brambling. (T Tinlin) 1 Lapland Bunting, 1 Brambling, 1000 Chaffinch (1000+ in field by car park), 6 Redwing (N R Rogers)

Lapland Bunting – Nigel Rogers

Tresemple Pool: 16 Cattle Egret, 1 Pintail. (L Sampson)

Lower Nansloe: 10 Cattle Egret at Lower Nansloe farm. (S Bury)

Cattle Egret – Steve Bury

Marazion: 3 Brent Geese off the car park. (P Fraser)

Portheras Valley: 1+ Yellow-browed Warbler. (P Clement) Also 1 Firecrest. (A Bayly)

Nanjizal: 54 Chiffchaff, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 26 Blackcap+ French control ringed this morning on private site. (K Wilson)

St Agnes: 7000 Redwing, 600 Fieldfare, 400 Starling, 4000 Wood Pigeon all heading north between 07:00 and 09:30. (G Lawlor)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (N Rogers)

Pendeen: 1 Snow Bunting near the lighthouse and 1 Brambling heard. (P Combridge)

Rose Valley: 1+ Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest. (A Bayly)

Lamorna: Black Redstart in the cove. (M McKee)

Sancreed: (vismig 0715-0945) 3 Cattle Egret west over village (07:33), c4,380 Woodpigeon, 23 Stock Dove, Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 5 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 37 Skylark, 80 Chaffinch, Greenfinch, 3 Grey Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail all west. 730 Redwing, 228 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Song Thrush, 49 Blackbird, distant Mute/Whooper Swan all east. Black Redstart on roof. Also, 18 Lapwing in the area. A large bat, presumably Noctule hunting in bright sunshine 12:55hrs and cold (10 degrees) conditions and 2 Red Admirals also on the wing. (D Flumm).

Towan Head: 5 Purple Sandpiper on rocks behind the hotel with 11 Oystercatcher and 8 Turnstone. (M Lammas)

Penryn campus: 12,704 Redwing, 971 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, 32 Blackbird, 52 Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2,219 Wood Pigeon, 7 Stock Dove, 1 Collared Dove, 23 Goldfinch, 37 Chaffinch, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 7 Siskin, 1 Linnet, 1 Chiffchaff, 12 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Curlew and 23 Starling. (M Broadbent)

Camborne: Movement of hundreds of Redwing and Fieldfare moving north over fields west of Camborne between 0730 & 0800. Birds were in a series of small groups of up to approximately 20 and were seen in the Penponds area. (D King)

Maer Lake: 93 Lapwings, 40+ Canada Geese, mixed flock of c.120 gulls – mainly Black headed. (H Kendall)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2f Goosander, 3 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 2m Tufted Duck, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Redwings, 2 Fieldfare, 4 Teal 1m 3f, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorants. (R Mudge)

Foxhole: Male Brambling in a private garden this morning. (G Treadwell)

Downderry: 1 Great Northern Diver off shore, 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly. (B Taggart)

Goss Moor: 200 Redwing (L Payne)

Loe Pool: 54 Cormorant, 23 Great Crested Grebe, 18 Pochard, 3 Shoveler, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Water Rail, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Stoat. (G Adams)

Stithians Reservoir: 51 Lapwing, 25+ Wigeon, 50+ Teal, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Polgigga: 1 Woodcock. (T Tinlin)

Traboe Cross, Goonhilly: c300 Golden Plover over 3pm (S Chandler)

Callestick: 30 Golden Plover, 12 Lapwing, 50 Starling over and Hummingbird Hawk-moth in the garden ( T Wilson)

Rock: 1 Barn Owl early am at higher Penmayne Farm. (S Grose)

Rock Helipad Field: 2 Peregrine Falcon over, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Tawney Owl, 78 Skylark over, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Par: Great Northern Diver & Great Crested Grebe off Par Sands. Common Sandpiper still on the pool. (N Addey)


Wednesday 4th November 2020

Nanjizal Valley: 146 new ringed including 1 Dusky Warbler, 5 Yellow-browed Warbler, 50 Common Chiffchaff and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 24 Blackcap + a British control, 12 Redwing, 10 Song Thrush, 2 Redpoll on private ringing site. Also an Olive-backed Pipit over briefly and 12+ Brambling. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Dusky Warbler – Kester Wilson

Porthgwarra: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 4+ Brambing. (D Parker)

Boscregan: c.900 Chaffinch, c.5 Brambling, 13 Siskin, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Fieldfare, 5 Song Thrush and c.300 Wood Pigeon. (N Wheatley)

Leswidden, St Just: 2 Chough feeding and 1+ Lapland Bunting flying over calling and 1 Black Redstart still. (J Branscombe)

Kenidjack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler in Tractor shed copse, possible 3rd bird in bushes above sewage wks seen previous to above. Redpoll, only seen briefly in flight, looked a very grey bird on upper parts, quite cold – looking on back/mantle and with a pale grey rump, suspect nominate race C.flammea Common Redpoll (P Clarke)

Sancreed: (vismig 0745-0945) c.1485 Woodpigeon, 21 Stock Dove, 12 Golden Plover, Snipe, 41 Skylark, 190 Chaffinch all west. Merlin, Kestrel, Grey Heron, 225 Redwing, 16 Fieldfare & 2 Bullfinch all east. Black Redstart with 2 Grey & 2 Pied Wagtail on the roof. Siberian Chiffchaff Lower Grumbla. (D Flumm)

Trevescan: 1 Barn Owl. (R & S Netherton)

Hayle, Copperhouse: 5 Pink-footed Goose, 4 Greylag Goose, 2 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 100 Canada Goose, 2 Little Egret, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 20 Teal, 2 Oystercatcher. (K Hambly-Staite)

Penryn: (vismig 0700-0930) 5213 Woodpigeon, 725 Redwing, 527 Fieldfare, 53 Chaffinch, 28 Goldfinch, 24 Siskin, 14 Meadow Pipit, 13 Blackbird, 9 Skylark, 6 Crossbill and a Mistle Thrush over the campus. (C Foote, M Broadbent, C Hill, D Raffle)

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

Wadebridge, Treraven Meadows: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Marsh Tit with Long tailed Tit flock. (S Grose)

Porthilly / Cant Cove: 3 Brent Geese (dark bellied), 1f Peregrine falcon, 26 Mute Swan, 11 Rock Pipit, 3 Shelduck, 19 Wigeon, 3 Common Gull, 56 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary, Newquay: 1 Greenshank, 9 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 4 Little Egrets, 1 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest (N Long) 1 Ruff still for 9th day now. (M Lammas, T Carne)

Tregrehan: 1 Firecrest in Boscundle Wood. (I Stewart)

Maer Lake: 7 Whooper Swan (3 adult and 4 juvenile) (M Mullard)

Cawsand: 2 ad Mediterranean Gull. (R Smaldon)

Cremyll: 11 Grey Heron standing together in grass field. (R Smaldon)

Gwithian: 1 Great Black-backed Gull, one with red ring on right leg code W-004 (R Loader)

Millbrook: 18 Redshank,15 Greenshank, 2 Teal, 4 Little Egret. (R Napp)

Lloyds Lane, Lizard: 1 Sand Martin. (D Collins)

Long Rock Pool/ Marazion Marsh: 2 Cattle Egret in reeds (D Chilcott, P Walsh)

Mount’s Bay: 1 Red-throated Diver off Jubilee Pool. (L Proctor)

Charlestown: 2 Great Northern Divers this evening. 3800 Woodpigeons west in 45 mins this am.

Rough Tor Plantation: Huge numbers of Starlings creating an impressive murmuration at dusk. Also 1 Peregrine. (J St Ledger)

Starling murmuration – John St Ledger

Starling murmuration – John St Ledger