Thursday 15th October 2020

Late news, 14/10, Penzance Heliport: 1 Hobby. (V Stratton)

Late news, 14/10, Buttermilk Hill: 160 Meadow Pipits, 1 Male Merlin. (V Stratton)

Late news, 14/10, Sennen: 100+ Golden Plover in flight above fields just before Sennen. (D Allan)

Port Isaac: White-tailed Eagle flew over our heads at SW 98532 81289 heading along the coast towards Port Quinn at 12.10. (K Allan)

Padstow: White-tailed Eagle over Hawkers Cove at 12.20 headed south. (P Ash, G Willetts)

(This bird is G463, a juvenile male that was released on the Isle of Wight this summer. It left the island on Tuesday and headed west on easterly winds. Eds)

White-tailed Eagle – Paul Ash

White-tailed Eagle – Graeme Willetts

White-tailed Eagle – Paul Ash

White-tailed Eagle – Graeme Willetts

Nanjizal: 108 ringed. Migrants included; 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Firecrest, 18 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 15 Blackcap, 11 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 13 Meadow Pipit. Overhead and surrounding fields included: 1 Stone Curlew, 1 Woodcock, 1 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wigeon,  3 Great White Egret, 1 Woodlark, Skylark,  1 Fieldfare, 25 Siskin, 6 Crossbill, 1 Redpoll , 3 Lapland Bunting, 1 Chough, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Swallow. (K Wilson, P Roseveare, J Ryan, B Bosisto , R Veal, R Wilkins) Also 2 Short-toed Lark. (P Roseveare, K Wilson)

St Levan: 3+ Firecrests, 7+ Goldcrest, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Redpoll over, several Siskin over, 50+ Chaffinch, 2 Snipe over, 5 Fieldfare, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Great Egret flew over towards Porthgwarra, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (T Disley)

Porthgwarra: Red-breasted Flycatcher in CP sallows at 12:45, Dartford Warbler, Woodlark, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest. (L Thomson) 1 Short -eared Owl at 12.25, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Merlin female at 12.48,15 Chough circling. (D Allan) 1 Turtle Dove at Rafra Farm. (L Thomson) 1 Turtle Dove at Ardensawah Farm. (DK Parker)

Lower Bocaswell: Great White Egret in off the sea below Geevor mine Lower Boscaswell at 10 am seen to fly on towards Pendeen Watch. (C Chivers)

Pendeen: 1 Great White Egret (East at 11:10), 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher (private land), 29 Golden Plover, Merlin, Peregrine, 32 Fieldfare, 36 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush, 3 Skylark, 1 Lapland Bunting over, flock of 11 Raven, 2 Bullfinch, 7 Crossbill. (A Bayly)

Nanquidno: 1 probably 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 3 Blackcap. (J Miller) 4 Woodlark over, 1 Whinchat, 100+ Meadow Pipit. (C Moore)

Land’s End: Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Snow Bunting, 1 Lapland Bunting, 1 Great White Egret over towards Nanjizal, Brambling, 20 Siskin, 400 + Chaffinch, 30 + Skylark, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 3 Fieldfare, 15+ Redwing. (P St Pierre) 1 Whinchat, 1 Cuckoo, Black Redstart (P Taylor) Short-eared Owl on cliffside by hotel mobbed by birds, flew towards Longships lighthouse.(I Boreham, T Carne, C Bright)

Trevescan: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler opposite Apple Tree Cafe. (M Ferris)

Carn Gloose: Short-eared Owl, Hen Harrier (ringtail). (N Beasley)

Cot Valley: Merlin, Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Firecrest, Crossbill, Fieldfare, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, c40 Chaffinch, 2 Chough. Also c15 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood. (D Flumm) 1 Woodcock. (N Beasley) Lapland Bunting, Woodlark and Merlin this afternoon in weedy fields between Cot Manor and Little Hendra. (T Humpage) 7 Great White Egret over late pm. (P St Pierre)

Kenidjack: 6 Redwings, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1f or imm Brambling, 16 Blackbirds, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtails; 3 Long-tailed Tits. (J Hawkey)

Kelynack: Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Skylark, 75 Golden Plover, 2 Redwing, Grey Wagtail, 6 Crossbill over NE. Also 2 Common Darter & c10 Red Admiral.  (D Flumm)

Lands End airport: c80 Golden Plover nearby. (J Laidler)

Sancreed: Kestrel, 3 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, 25 Meadow Pipit, 5 Siskin.  (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Cattle Egret. (B Bosisto P Roseveare) 3 Gadwall, 15 Wigeon, 11 Teal, Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, Yellow-browed Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest and a Rock Pipit that is most likely Scandinavian, A.p.littoralis on habitat/location (never seen a nominate petrosus here even after winter storms). Grey plumage and distinct streaking on very white underparts might suggest this but difficult to be certain at this time of year. (D Flumm)

Possible Scandinavian Rock Pipit – Dave Flumm

Possible Scandinavian Rock Pipit – Dave Flumm

Foage Valley: 2 Firecrest. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Copperhouse Creek: Pectoral Sandpiper just flown into Copperhouse Creek (15:05). Also Curlew Sandpiper, 1w Kittiwake, 2 1w Yellow-legged Gull. (D Oakley-Martin)

Godrevy: 24 Raven, 4 Chough, 1 Merlin. (P Freestone)

Penryn Campus (vismig 7:15-9:00): 1220 Redwing, 23 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, c10 Siskin. (M Broadbent, Elliott Cornelius et al)

Swanpool: Yellow-browed Warbler at entrance to Swanvale, 2 Firecrests, c12 Goldcrests. (M Broadbent, H Keeper)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 1 Knot, 21 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 7 Wigeon, 40+ Teal, 1 Marsh Tit. (J St Ledger) 4 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 8 Wigeon, 13 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher (D Eva)

Loe Pool: 44 Cormorant, 19 Great Crested Grebe including 1 immature, 3 Pochard, 5 Tufted Duck. 11 Teal, 1 Water Rail, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Cetti’s Warbler. (G Adams)

Housel Bay: 1 Red Kite, which drifted back inland (I Bown)

Red Kite – I Brown

Grochall, Lizard: 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Lesser Redpoll. (D Collins)

Treleaver: 1 Whinchat, 2 House Martin. (D Collins)

Little Treleaver: 1 Great White Egret over mid pm. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (J Foster)

Devoran: 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 60+ Redshank, 12 Brent Goose, 25 Curlew, 14 Dunlin, 3 Med Gull. (J Howells)

Restronguet: 3 Redpoll. (J Chapple)

Troon: Common Redstart in private garden at 07.30. (S Taylor)

Carn Galva: 2 Crossbill over east, plus singing Dartford Warbler (P Chapman and L Hill)

Rame/Penlee (0930-1300): 4 Yellow-browed Warbler (2 at Rame Church, 2 at Coastguard Cottages),1 Pied Flycatcher (Rame Church)1 Spotted Flycatcher (Rame Church), 2 Woodlark with the Skylark flock along Military Road, 1 Firecrest at Penlee in the clump. (G Lewis) 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Coast guard cottages, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in church lane,1 Spotted Flycatcher at Rame church 20+ White Wagtails,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, Snipe, 7 Siskin, 4 Med Gull, 21 Swallow, 2 Fieldfare & Redwing. (C Buckland, P Aley)

Jupiter Pt: ad Spoonbill & 9 Greenshank. (P Aley)

Lamorran: 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 55 Curlew, 26 Oystercatcher, 20 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Shoveler (female), 14 Wigeon, 17 Teal, 6 Shelduck, 1 Goldcrest. (A Nicholson)

Padstow: 2 Cattle Egret S of Trevorrick Farm, near Padstow. (P Harris)

Crowdy: 8 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Ahmad)

Porth Reservoir: 12 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 22 Coot, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Call Duck with Mallards. (S Grose)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 Peregrine Falcon over, 11 Skylark over, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 11 Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Porthilly Beach: 5 Mediterranean Gull, 19 Mute Swan. (S Grose)

Newquay Zoo: 11 Little Egret in to roost. (S Grose)

Tregrehan Boscundle: c25 Siskin in private woods. (I Stewart)

Carnewas: 1 unringed Chough. (G Simmons)

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