Thursday 19th October 2017

Late News, 17/10, Lower Predannack Downs: 1 Red-backed Shrike. (J Elvin)

Late News, 17/10, Falmouth, Swanpool: 3 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Peregrine over, Green Woodpecker heard, Water Rail. Falmouth Town: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Red Admiral near Windsor Quarry, Also large numbers of Portugese Man-o-War washed up, with 111 below Castle Beach (plus 5 offshore in floating weeds) and 59 on the west side of Gyllyngvase Beach (D Chaney)

Sennen: 1 Short-toed Lark again in ploughed field near Escalls Chapel.

Kenidjack, sewage works: 4 Hawfinch (1 in bushes and 3 over), 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Firecrest. (N Truby, D Helliar, T Mills)

Constantine: 1 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat (J Chapman)

Land’s End: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2+ Firecrest, 3 Siskin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cowlishaw)

Sancreed: 1m Snow Bunting, 1 Black Redstart, 30 Siskin, 1 Grey Wagtail (D Flumm) And later,  3 Hawfinch (2 west, 1 in village), 4 Snipe west, 1 Chiffchaff (D Flumm)

Snow Bunting, Dave Flumm

Snow Bunting, Dave Flumm

Treverva: 10 Redwing over. (D Chaney)

Pendeen: Ring Ouzel opposite lighthouse cottages. Black Redstart, Firecrest & 4 Redwing at Pendeen church. Another Firecrest still at Calartha farm.(L Thompson) Also 1 Snow Bunting by track to lower carpark. (N Truby)

Whacker Quay: 1 Rose-ringed Parakeet. (W Bishop)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Tufted Duck, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 31 Coot, 10 Moorhen, c110 Canada Geese, c120 Black-headed Gull, 3 Coal Tit, 3 Robin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chaffinch, 2 House Sparrow, 1 Willow Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, c30 Mallard. (R Mudge)

Camel Estuary, Burniere Hide: 3 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 42 Red-legged Partridge in ploughed field behind hide. (S Grose)

Porthcurno: 3 Hawfinch this evening & 8+ Firecrest. (L Thompson) Also 2 Yellow-browed Warbler calling to each other, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Jay, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Bullfinch. (DK Parker)

Penberth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest and 2 Grey Wagtail. (DK Parker)

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