Wednesday 16th October 2019

Late news, 15/10, Looe Island: 1 Blackbird, 2 Blackcap, 36 Black-headed Gull, 57 Carrion Crow, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Cormorant, 1 Curlew, 2 Dunnock, 2 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 10 Goldfinch, 104 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 32 Herring Gull, 15 Little Egret, 4 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Pheasant, 6 Robin, 8 Rock Pipit, 5 Shag, 2 Stonechat, 1 Water Rail, 2 Whimbrel, 6 Woodpigeon, 5 Wren, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Spooner)

Marazion: Grey Phalarope feeding c10m off the beach near the sand dunes at c08:30. (R Veal) Moulting juvenile White-rumped Sandpiper feeding in the cut off channel of Red River at c09:55 and still present at 15:10 despite the dogs and holiday makers. (M Ahmad et al.)

White-rumped Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

White-rumped Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

White-rumped Sandpiper – Nick Truby

White-rumped Sandpiper – John Chapple

Porthgwarra: Red-breasted Flycatcher in NW corner of 60ft Cover and Yellow-browed Warbler in the car park sallows, also 2 Firecrest, 3 Wheatear, 6 Siskin & Hummingbird Hawkmoth in the area. (M Wallace)

Lizard: Barred Warbler still present between the pump station and the camp site. (M Pass) Pied Flycatcher in the village.

Nanjizal: Olive-backed Pipit in and over the valley. Also Ring Ouzel, Woodlark, 8 Siskin over plus 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Water Rail. 71 birds ringed, mostly Meadow Pipit but 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest and a late Common Whitethroat. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Penzance: Red-throated Diver in the marina at mid day. (L Proctor) Also 81 Turnstone, 27 Ringed Plover at Jubilee Pool. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Kynance Cove: Red-backed Shrike again on footpath ESE of Soapy Cove. (J Cook)

Porthcurno: Yellow-browed Warbler south of the car park, just east of the “beach cafe” also 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Firecrest. (D Chowns)

Zennor: Yellow-browed Warbler opposite the Tinners Arms at 17:30.

Penlee NR: Yellow-browed Warbler with tit flock also 5 Chiffchaff , 7 Goldcrest, 2 Stonechat. (K Pellow)

Rame Head – Polhawn – Penlee: 12 Chiffchaff , 2 Blackcap , 8 Goldcrest ,25 Stonechat , 35+ Skylark , 20+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear , 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (K Pellow) Woodlark over. (C Buckland)

Pentewan: Arctic Tern on the beach.

Perranporth: Little Gull flew over the beach at 13:56.

Treraven Meadows: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Bar-headed Goose with Canada Geese, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 13 Lapwing, 1 Dipper flew over wires onto main river. (S Grose)

Kings Mill Lake: 23 Greenshank, 38 Redshank, 46 Curlew, 46 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 35 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 310 Black-headed Gull, with c.1500 on Tamar, c.80 Herring Gull, and 2 Great Black-backed Gull, on a receding tide. (P Kemp)

St. Ives Island (10:55-12:00): 1 Brent Goose (Harbour), 14 Common Scoter, 248 Razorbill, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 104 Kittiwake, 25 Gannet, 1 Little Gull (1st Winter) within Kittiwake flock off northeast of Porthmeor Beach. (P Nason)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey still present today. (A McKechnie)

Osprey Alex Mckechnie

Kenidjack valley: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler.(P Clarke)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 15 Mute Swan, 35 Canada Geese, 11 Mallard, 11 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 15 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 60 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, c.200 Golden Plover, 14 Lapwing, 9 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 55 Curlew, 220 Black-headed Gull, 13 Mediterranean Gull, 150 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 16 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 95 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 7 House Sparrow, 2 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood. (M Scawen et al.)

St Levan: White Stork (released individual) flew east over St Levan church at 2pm then circled high over Porthcurno and lost to view drifting east. (M McKee)

Newquay: 4 Tawny Owl heard between Trenance gardens and Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

St Agnes: 2 Chough at Wheal Coates. (J Cornelius)

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 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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Tuesday 24th September 2019

Late news, 23/9, Porthgwarra: 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Shag, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Mink (on beach). (S Hearn)

Mousehole: Adult Pom Skua past at 08:10. (L Proctor) 3 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Manx Shearwater at 18:00, also 1w Yellow-legged Gull on St Clement’s Isle. (M Elliott)

Davidstow: White-rumped Sandpiper still present on the airfield, also 8 Curlew Sandpiper (inc moulting adult) and 6 White Wagtail. (MJ Spicer, B Bosisto, L Payne) Ad Yellow-legged Gull this evening. (D Julian) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

White-rumped Sandpiper – Mike Spicer

Curlew Sandpiper – Mike Spicer

Trevose Head: Hooded Crow still in stubble field by lower NT car park but then flew to Boobys Bay, also 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest and 6 Chiffchaff plus 2 Great Skua on a 15 min sea watch. (T Codlin)

Lizard: Juv Rosy Starling still at Lizard village.

Towan Head, Newquay: Up to 100 Gannets diving and on water in Fistral bay  08:45. (M Lammas)

Cot Valley: 1 Blackcap (female), 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk (female), 1 Buzzard. (S Hearn)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Wheatear (female) on golf course, 2 Chough, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven. (S Hearn)

Land’s End: 5 Whinchat. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper. (C Moore)

St Levan: Wryneck in weedy field just N of St Levan church at 11:45 then flew to sallows. (M Scott Ham)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Little Stint, 15 Turnstone, 20 Ringed Plover ,41 Sandwich Tern, 1 Peregrine with a Med Gull for lunch, 1 Osprey, 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank & 1w Yellw-legged Gull. (M Halliday, MJ Spicer)

Turnstone – Mark Halliday

Little Stint – Mark Halliday

Ringed Plover – Mark Halliday

Peregrine – Mark Halliday

Crowdy Lake: 2 Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Davidstow Woods: 6 Crossbill, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 60 Goldfinch, 40 Chaffinch. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Yellow Wagtail & 3 Wheatear on the golf course. (P Fraser)

Malpas: Osprey (juv.?) eating fish on far bank from Heron pub and slightly downstream, near large bare arched fallen tree at 17:05. (A Hill)

Woon Gumpus Common: 1 Jack Snipe at 17:15. (P Clement)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 1 Teal, 1 Water Rail, 1 flock of Long tailed Tit, 24 Cattle Egret at 17.30 from the public hide. (S Grose)

Lizard Area: 2+  Firecrest, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Redstart, 2 Whinchat & 5 Goldcrest. (M Pass)

Penzance: Presumed escaped Ring-necked Parakeet reported again in gardens at Chyandour.

Downderry: Arctic Skua (pale phase) past at 16:45, 2 Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern and 8 Oystercatcher between 16:15 and 17:15 until vis was v poor. (C Ellis)

Lizard Point: 7 Choughs grouped together slowly floating on the breeze at 18:50. (M Williams)

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Monday 23rd September 2019

Davidstow: White-rumped Sandpiper and Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present on the airfield. (B Bosisto et al.) Also 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 15 N Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 2 Alba Wagtail, 20 + Pied Wagtail, 3 Linnet, Dunlin and Ringed Plover, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Peregrine (over). (C Buckland, J St Ledger) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Whinchat – Chris Buckland

White-rumped Sandpiper – Chris Buckland

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Chris Buckland

Wadebridge: 157 Redshank opp Mill Auto, 13 Cattle Egret from Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 21 Cattle Egret. (J St Ledger)

Looe Island: 6 Eider (C Lewis)

Porthilly Point: 6 Pale bellied Brent Geese, 21 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey unsuccessfully fishing at 10:50 – 11:00, 12 Sandwich Terns, 10 Turnstone, 12 Little Egrets,1 Spotted Redshank, 20+Ringed Plover, 12+ Dunlin, 6 Pale-bellied Brent Geese & 7 Greenshank. Also 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Ruff, 4 Knot, 17 Bar-tailed Godwit & 2 Black-tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. (J Hawkey) Plus 4 Little Stint, 114 Dunlin, 33 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Little Grebe late afternoon and Osprey still present. (DK Parker)

Mousehole: Adult Pom Skua at c12:30 and 4 Arctic Skua and 1 Great Skua, Black Tern flew into Mount’s Bay towards Newlyn. (M Ahmad) Another adult Pom Skua at c13:35. (P Clement)

Downderry: Juv dark phase Artic Skua at 11:18. (P Kemp)

Rosemullion Head 09:55-12:55: 1 Manx Shearwater, 230 Gannet, 6 Common Scoter and 1 Arctic Tern flew south. (P McCartney)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Black Tern (juv), 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Black Tern – John St Ledger

Black Tern – John St Ledger

Treraven Meadows: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Teal.(S Grose)

Tywardreath: 14 Goldfinch (2 adults and 12 young) on garden feeders and spill in private gardenat 17:55. (R. Barlow)

Truro: Firecrest singing near Trafalgar Roundabout. (P Fraser)

Sunday 22nd September 2019

Late news, 21/9, Marazion: 1 Swift over A395 nr Goldsithney/Marazion roundabout. (J Evans)

Land’s End: Melodious Warbler in pines in garden above Swingates viewed from the road also 1 Pied Flycatcher. (T McGowan)

Davidstow: White-rumped Sandpiper on the airfield. (C Bradshaw) Buff-breasted Sandpiper still, 50+ Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin. ( B.Toms, M. Curtis, A Langdon)

White-rumped Sandpiper – Adrian Langdon

White-rumped Sandpiper – Adrian Langdon

White-rumped Sandpiper – Adrian Langdon

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Adrian Langdon

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Adrian Langdon

Crowdy Reservoir: Caspian Gull reported.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: first winter Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Osprey, 3 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 8 Greenshank, 6 Pale bellied Brent Geese, 7 Pintail, 3 Ruff, 33 Bar-tailed Godwit, 100 Dunlin, 100+ Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Knot. (D Eva, B Mellow, M Halliday) Osprey still over Carnsew Pool 10:05 circling over Lelant Saltings. (W Chegwidden)

Spotted Redshank with Redshank – Mark Halliday

Osprey – Mark Halliday

Osprey – Mark Halliday

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

Wigeon – David Hastilow

Porthkidney: 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose and c800 Swallow. (B Mellow)

St Germans: Osprey over at 11:00, presumably same as one reported from Polbathic earlier in the week. (G Gordon)

St Just: Wryneck east along public footpath opposite Anglican church at c11:00. (P Clarke)

Pendeen: Wryneck in coastguard cottages. (P Combridge)

Porthgwarra: Wryneck at south end of 60ft Cover, also Firecrest, Yellow Wagtail, 34 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat & 2 Willow Warbler. (M Wallace)

Kenidjack: 20+ Blackcap, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Firecrest and 2 Willow Warbler. (S Rogers)

Trevescan: 1 Turtle Dove. (B Mellow)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Water Rail, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Coot. (S Grose)

Med Gull – Shaun Grose

Med Gull – Shaun Grose

Par, Spit Beach: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 34 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 1 Knot, 44 Oystercatcher, 1 Sanderling. (S Grose)

Cot Valley: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Chough, 2 Raven, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Chiffchaff, 30+ Swallow, 2 Sparrowhawk (male and female together) chasing 200+ Meadow Pipits in fields between Cot Valley and Nanquidno, 1 Grey Seal. (S Hearn)

Nanquidno: 1 Wryneck. (S Hearn)

Tregonetha: 66 Lesser Black-backed Gull feeding in cattle field. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 6 Lapwing, 1 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 40+ Teal. (J St Ledger)

Devoran Quay: 1 Osprey, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger)

Penzance: Eider duck on Battery Rocks. (R Fox)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Grey Heron, 17 Coot, 3 Teal, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Cormorant,1 Lesser Black backed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Grey Wagtail, 24 Moorhen, 68 Mallard. (S Grose)

Polgigga: Turtle Dove on wires at Ardensawah this evening. (M Wallace)

Pelynt: 1 Barn Owl. (M Jones)

Quintrell Downs: 1 Water Rail, 2 Tufted Duck, 9 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Tawney Owl heard at the old Reservoir. (S Grose)

Sunday 14th October 2018

Late news, 13/10, Downderry: 1 Little Gull, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 6 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Common Scoter moved west 08:55-10:30. Another Great Skua flew east over the village. (A Payne)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 juv White-rumped Sandpiper late afternoon, before being killed by a Sparrowhawk. (B Mellow et al) Also 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Spoonbill and 1 Garganey present.

White-rumped Sandpiper – Dave Parker

Sennen: 1 Short-toed Lark, 2 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear and 1 Merlin in stubble field. (P St Pierre, M Elliott) Female Black Redstart on the beach near the recreation centre at 14:30. (A Brampton)

Pendeen: 4 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 10 Common Scoter by 09:00. (P Taylor)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Little Egret, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Med Gull, 3 Common Gull, 7 Song Thrush, 30 Meadow Pipit. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: Osprey NE over Trevean at c10:25. (J Ryan) Yellow-browed Warbler on the north side of the Doctor’s garden plus 1 Firecrest. (M Wallace) Vagrant Emperor between Coastguard Cottages and the dried up pool. (L Thomson) Black Redstart on the Coastguard Cottages.

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler and Willow Warbler at the turning circle. (M Wallace, L Thomson)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler and Willow Warbler by the engine shed, another Yellow-browed Warbler at the bottom by the donkey paddock. (S Rogers)

St Buryan: Yellow-browed Warbler at Treverven. (J Ryan)

Pendeen Watch: 2 Black Redstart west of Pendeen Lighthouse. (J Swann) Also tristis Chiffchaff. (P Clement)

Lizard Village: Rosy Starling behind Henry’s Croft on telephone wires above field. (J Thirlaway-Price)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs again, on the north side of the main channel west of the entrance to the quay near the boat “Firefly”. (L Langley)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 9 Canada Geese, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant,10 Mallard, 9 Teal, 36 Tufted Duck, 1 Curlew, 116 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 27 Carrion Crow, 18 Jackdaw, 7 Magpie, 67 Starling, 6 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 68 Goldfinch, 132 Meadow Pipit, 37 Linnet, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Stonechat and 1 Small Copper. (DA Conway)

Caerthillian: 1 Lapland Bunting, 2 Wheatear, 4 Blackcap, 4 Siskin, 6 Bullfinch. (D Eva)

Church Cove: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (D Eva)

Lanhydrock: 2 Willow Tit, 3 Raven,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Lesser Redpoll. Also observed but not counted: Pheasant, Jay, Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Bodmin: 12 Siskin in eucalyptus tree at the back of Morrisons car park. (S Grose)

Clapper Marshes: 1 Great White Egret at 15:15 then flew onto main river, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher from rugby club. (S Grose) Yellow Wagtail flew over, towards Wadebridge. (D Julian)

Newquay, Pentire Head: 31 Swallow heading west 12:45 to 13:30. (D Grose) Towan Head: 1 Wheatear at 14:00. (D Grose) 3 Wheatear, 4 Common Gull, 5 Kittiwake. (S Grose)

Porthcothan: 1 Swallow at 13:40 and 2 at 14:10. All heading inland. (P Davies)

Feock: 6 Swallow, 1 Firecrest, 1 Green woodpecker. 1 Holly Blue. (K Dalziel)

Minions: 50+ Golden Plover. (D Hastilow)

Golden Plover – David Hastilow

Dobwalls: 1 Swallow over the garden at 15:00, heading north. (C&J Duffy)

Nanquidno: 3 Chough, 1 Kestrel. (P Taylor)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Cattle Egret this afternoon. (A Langdon) 6 Gadwall, 106 Teal, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Redshank, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Snipe, 11 Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret, 10 Red-legged Partridge. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Maer Lake: 156 Teal, 20 Snipe, 1 Grey Plover, 21 Golden Plover, 19 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 1st winter Mediterranean Gull, 1 Peregrine. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Davidstow: 2 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 18 Lapwing, 8 Wheatear. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Camel Estuary: 7 Grey Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Golden Plover, 1 Knot, 10 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 1 Common Sandpiper. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Swanpool: 2 Water Rail (h), 4 Little Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, with 20 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew on rocks off Swanpool Beach. (D Chaney, P Petts)

Penryn River: c30 Redshank, c20 Curlew, 3 Greenshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, Gorrangorras to Penryn. (D Chaney, P Petts)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Greenshank, 5 Lapwing, 10 Curlew, 5 Snipe, 3 Little Egret, 19 Cormorant, 56 Little Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Wheatear. (D Chaney, P Petts)

Penryn: 80+ Pied Wagtail to roost at Asda. (D Chaney, Petts)

Prussia Cove: 5 Firecrest. (T Phelps)

Mullion Cove: 1 Whinchat. (T Phelps)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 73 Lapwing, 1 Wheatear, 84 Black-headed Gull, 14 Tufted Duck, 64 Mallard, 34 Teal, 2 Moorhen,1 Coot, 5 Great Crested Grebe this evening. (B Craven)

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