Monday 26th October 2020

Monday 26th October 2020

Late News, 25/10, Nanquidno: Yellow-browed Warbler and 5 Firecrest. (P St Pierre)

Pendeen, lower slopes: 07:00-13:00, 1 Fea’s Petrel (08:22) 1 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 37 Manx Shearwater, 14 Fulmar, 25 Great Skua, 1 Pom Skua, 5 Arctic Skua, 1w Little Gull, 40 Med Gull, 9 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 5 Common Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Grey Phalarope,  3 Purple Sandpiper plus many 1000s of auks and Kittiwakes and 100s of gannets. (A Bayly, P Combridge, DK Parker) Also reported, (0815-1245) 2 Grey Phalarope, 18 Great Skua, 5 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, Little Gull, 10 Manx Shearwater, 20 Mediterranean Gull. Also large numbers of auks, Kittiwakes, Gannets. (D Balmer)

St Agnes Head: 07:30-11:30, 5 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Northern Diver, 4 Common Scoter, 14 Manx Shearwater, many 100s of auks, kittiwakes and gannets. (G Lawlor)

St. Clement/Tresillian: Pintail, Kingfisher, 15 Greenshank at Tresemple Pool. European White-Fronted Goose at Tressilian with extensive Canada Goose flock, Common Sandpiper. Grey Wagtail at St. Clements car park. (P.Carter)

White-fronted Goose – Philip Carter

Pintail – Philip Carter

Tresemple Pool: 13 Cattle Egret (Andrew le Masurier)

Drift Reservoir: Great Crested Grebe, 9 Cormorant, fem Goldeneye, Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 8 Teal, 32 Canada Geese, 3 Chiffchaff, Firecrest, Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Common Goldeneye – Dave Flumm

Sancreed: Snipe, c500 Woodpigeon, 30 Skylark, c100 Meadow Pipit. Also Painted Lady butterfly on the wing in spite of cold. (D Flumm)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest. (N Wheatley)

Kelynack: Firecrest. (P Wilson, D Balmer)

Nanquidno: Yellow-browed Warbler (P Wilson, D Balmer)

Pendeen: 2 Black Redstart at the Parish Hall. (R Bradbury, D Balmer)

Sennen: 13 Mediterranean Gull. (D Balmer)

Porth Nanven: 1 Black Redstart (D Eva)

Penzance: up to 34 Goldfinch at feeders in Lidden area garden again today. (T Mills)

Hayle Estuary: 8 Pink-footed Goose, juv Curlew Sandpiper and 1w Yellow-legged Gull on Copperhouse. 6 Grey Plover, 7 Greenshank, 52 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover on main estuary. (R Veal) Also, 2 Little Egret, 12 Redshank, 2 Shelduck, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, 2 Curlew, 5 Greenshank, 2 Oystercatcher. (A Kiz)

St Ives Island: 3 Great Skua moving west, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 1000s of Razorbill, 100s of Kittiwake & Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 1 Shag, Oystercatcher, Turnstone, Also, 8+ Purple Sandpiper still on the rocks, Meadow Pipits and a Kestrel. (D Northside)

Navax Point: (11:30-12:45) 2 Grey Phalarope, 3 Red-throated Diver, 2 1w Little Gull, 2 Manx Shearwater, 4 Common Scoter, 11 Dunlin, c15 Med Gull. (R Veal)

St Gothian Sands: 1 Wheatear (probably ssp leucorhoa), 11 Coot. (R Veal)

St Mawes: 2 Black Redstart at Newton Road. (S Turner)

Swanvale: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (M Binding)

Poltesco: 20 Crossbill, 3 Firecrest. (D Collins)

Church Cove: 2 Black Redstart. (D Collins)

Lowertown, Helston: Dipper, Grey Wagtail, 3 Jay and Coal Tit. (J Witheywood)

Dipper – Jen Witheywood

Newquay: 1 Snow Bunting on the Golf Course this morning. (K Barber)

Towan Head: 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Common Gull, 1 Brent Goose (N Long)

Trevose Head: 4 Corn Bunting, 1 Great Northern Diver flew past with large number of Auks towards the west. Also 2 Chough flew over towards Mother Ivy’s Bay at 10.30. (J St Ledger)

Corn Bunting – John St Ledger

Chapel Amble: 2 Cattle Egret. Also 100+ Fieldfare and 150+ Redwing feeding on berries. (J St Ledger)

Tregrehan: 1f Black Redstart in Boscundle Woods. (I Stewart)