Friday 28th October

Friday 28th October

Late news, 26/10, Sancreed: 60 Fieldfare. (D Flumm)

Late news, 27/10, Chyandour, Penzance: 2 Firecrest. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 27/10, Eastern Green, Penzance: 5 Firecrest. (P St Pierre, D Flumm)

Porthgwarra/St Levan: 1 Turtle Dove, 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Lapland Bunting, 5 Black Redstart, 3 Firecrest. (M Wallace) Also 2 Blackcap, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chough, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Long tailed Tit, 20+ Blackbird feasting on sloes, 1 Sparrowhawk & 2 Song Thrush. (J Hawkey) Also 2 pairs of Kestrel, 3 Stonechat, 37 Golden Plover, pair of Peregrine, and 5 Roe Deer. (A James – photos)

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Polgigga: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Firecrest. (M Wallace) Probable 1w eastern Yellow Wagtail east of footpath between Bosistow and Higher Bosistow Farms in newly ploughed field in evening (SW366.235). Also 2 Short-toed Lark north of track to Faraway Cottage.

Plaidy, near Looe: 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Kestrel, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret. (D Spooner)

Truro: 1 f Great Spotted Woodpecker in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Church Cove, Lizard: 1 Black Redstart, 2 Blackcap, 100 Redwing. (D Eva)

Marazion Marsh: A Little Egret caught a very mature roach and flew from the reeds to the front grass bank with the fish thrashing in its mouth. It wrestled and stabbed at the Roach for 15 mins but  was unable to swallow the now dead fish. (A James – photos) Also 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Mute Swan, 7 Teal, 16 Mallard, 38 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 2 Stonechat, 10000 Starling. (D Parker)

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RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise, Penzance Harbour: 1m Eider. Penzance – Wolf Rock: 1 Sooty Shearwater, c60 Harbour Porpoise, c20 Common Dolphin and 2 Blue-fin Tuna. Wolf Rock – Scilly: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Puffin, 1 poss Minke Whale, c10 Common Dolphin, c40 Harbour Porpoise and 2 Grey Seal. Scilly – Wolf Rock: 8 Puffin, 1 Minke Whale, 100+ Common Dolphin, c6 Risso’s Dolphin, 100+ Common Dolphin, 1 Grey Seal and c6 Blue-fin Tuna. Wolf Rock – Penzance: 11 Common Scoter, 1 Manx Shearwater, c20 Common Dolphin and c30 Harbour Porpoise. (M Elliott & MJ Spicer)

Pendeen: 2 Raven, 2 Chough, 1 Buzzard, 1 juv Willow Warbler, 1 f Blackcap, 6 Meadow Pipit, 4 Stonechat. A few large flocks of several hundred Chaffinch passing very high overhead around midday. (A Hartley)

Penzance, Chyandour area: 1 Guillemot, 1 drake Eider as viewed from the bus station late afternoon. (A Hartley)

Nanquidno, Boscregan Farm area: 2 Snipe, 8 Linnet, 2 Stonechat, 2 Skylark, 1 Chough. (A Hartley)

Downderry: 2 Black Redstart in the village this morning. (A Payne)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 42 Lapwing. (J St Ledger)

Nanjizal: 145 birds ringed inc. 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 33 Chiffchaff, 44 Blackcap, 10 Yellow-browed Warbler, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest. (K Wilson)

Penberth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by turning circle, also 1 Firecrest. (D Balmer)

Porthcurno: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler by car park. (D Balmer)

Cot Valley: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest.

Kenidjack: 1 Lesser Whitethroat (possibly of an eastern form) still.

Hayle Estuary: 1 imm Spoonbill still.

Camel Estuary:Dalmatian Pelican still.

Treverva: 1 Swallow in the village today still. (D Chaney)

Carrick Roads: 14 Black-necked Grebe off Feock, 115+ Mediterranean Gull in gull roost, 19 Turnstone at Mylor Harbour. (T Phelps, C Urquhart)

Devoran: Spotted Redshank still, 1 Knot, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, c100 Redshank, 35 Wigeon. (T Phelps, C Urquhart)

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