Thursday 24th October 2019

Late News, 23/10, Fowey Offshore: five miles off coast Short-eared Owl harassed by two Herring Gulls heading towards Dodman Point. Also, 30+ Common Dolphin,1 Portugese Man o’war jellyfish. (R Kirkwood)

Windmill Farm, Lizard: Upland Sandpiper accidentally flushed from the big pool and  flew off strongly south this afternoon. No sign since and search has been extended to the surrounding farmland and heathland. (D Wright) This is an extremely sensitive site, on no account park in the access track and please keep speed down to an absolute minimum.

Sennen: ad Richard’s Pipit in maize field behind shop, 1 Black Redstart. (L Proctor et al.) Also 1m Ring Ouzel in seaward side valley and 1 Short-eared Owl over. (R Veal) (This is the bird now considered to be the possible Paddyfield Pipit – eds)

Richard’s Pipit call {4-5 seconds in}. (Toby Phelps)

Richard’s Pipit, Richard Blackman

Richard’s Pipit, Linton Proctor

Penzance: ad Red-throated Diver still, as well as the interesting Egret species (showing restricted yellow on the lores (yellow not extending over bill) and patches of yellow on the rear tarsi) in the harbour. (M Elliott, G Willetts)

Egret sp., Graeme Willetts

Egret Sp – P Ash

Porthgwarra: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 6 Firecrest. Also 1 Woodcock. (M Wallace). Also 2 Snow Bunting still by coastguard. (R Wilkins, P Ash)

Snow Bunting – P Ash

Snow Bunting – P Ash

Polgigga: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at the end of Bosistow Lane (M Wallace)

St Levan: 1 Black Redstart on the coast path at 10:00. (R Bradbury) Marsh Harrier over going NW in the afternoon. (D Balmer)

Lands End: 1 Black Redsart on Airport Roof. (A Conlin)

St Clement: 4 Cattle Egret in trees at Tresemple Pool. Also 8 Greenshank and 9 Shelduck. (D King)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Cattle Egret still. (R Veal)

St Mylor Churchyard: 2 Black Redstart (feeding on flies), 1 Firecrest, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch. (J St Ledger)

Grey Wagtial – J St ledger

Black Redstart – J St Ledger

Tregunna, Camel Estuary: 5 Firecrest (D Julian)

Newquay: Short-eared Owl circled over Pentire at 2.55pm then moved east along the coast (T Wilson)

Victoria, Roche: 1 Black Redstart (P Roseveare)

Callestick: 2 Firecrests still in private garden (T Wilson)

Kenidjack: Pied Flycatcher in Ash just before donkey paddocks, damage to (plumage around?) left eye. (D & N Chown)

Hayle Estuary: 700+ Wigeon, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Grey Plover, 28 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 50 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 50+ Med Gull 50. (D & N Chown) Also, 4 Pink-footed Geese late afternoon before flying west with Canada Geese and a Kingfisher. (D King)

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 21 Coot, 26 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 123 Mallard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Stennack Wood nr Troon: Woodcock. (J Millett)

Trevose Head: 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 3 Kestrels, 20 Skylark. (A & B Tregunna)

Gurnards Head: 25 Chough (I Grindle)

Porthpean Beach: 4 Common Scoter offshore. (D King)

Camel Estuary: 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 383 Oystercatcher, 394 Curlew, 29 Ringed Plover, 700 Golden Plover, 5 Grey Plover, 10 Knot, 2 Sanderding, 11 Greenshank 210 Redshank, 33 Dunlin, 8 Turnstone, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 29 Black-tailed Godwit, 98 Lapwing, 2 Snipe. 97 Mediterranean Gull, 521 Black-headed Gull, 434 Herring Gull, 30 Great Black- backed Gull & 10 Common Gull. (D Julian)

Trevisker: 34 Mediterranean Gull with 185 Black-Headed Gull. (D Julian)

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