Saturday 22nd October 2016

Saturday 22nd October 2016

We now have a new team of Sightings page compilers and so to make things easier for the whole team we request that news be submitted before 10pm. We will not guarantee that later news will be published on that day. So please help the team by early submissions and using the format in the link above. We will endeavour to publish the news page by 10.30 each day. Thanks and keep the reports coming, the News Page Team.

Late news, 21/10, Mousehole: 1 Grey Phalarope, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver seen from kayak 2 miles offshore between Mousehole and Lamorna Cove. Also 2 small schools of Porpoise and 1 Minke Whale. (R Kirkwood)

p1050359Grey Phalarope – Rupert Kirkwood

Late news, 21/10, Pendeen: Possible Eastern Yellow Wagtail briefly, monochrome grey with sharp call. Also 1 Lapland Bunting and 1 Ring Ouzel. (P Combridge)

Feock: Redwing – many hundreds moving north-east in loose flocks this morning between Feock and Playing Place. (K Dalziel)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Kingfisher, 10 Curlew over, Pair of Stonechat, 5000+ Starlings off of marsh at 7.45am, partially Leucistic crow, Roe Deer and Fox behind Longrock Pool (A James)

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Stonechat, Starlings, Carrion Crow – Alan James

Penzance, Promenade and harbour: 26 Turnstone and 3 imm Mute Swan. (T Mills) Tolcarne: 23 Turnstone, 2 1w Common Gull, 32 Black-headed Gull, 6 Shag, 1 Cormorant and 1 Grey Seal. (T Mills)

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Longrock: 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. (P St Pierre)

Caerthillian: 1 Dartford Warbler, 2 Swallow, 3 Chough, 1 Whinchat, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (D Eva)

Nanquidno: 1 Firecrest in willows in front of Clougy Merlin, 15 Skylark north and 2 Chough. (A Rosier)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Willow and 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Water Rail, 3 Snipe, 3 Grey Heron, 11 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Nuthatch, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mute Swan, 200+ Canada Geese. (R Mudge)

Godrevy: 4 Snow Bunting showing well just west of Seal Cove, 10 Skylark, 100’s of Meadow and Rock Pipit,1 Shag, 75 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover, 3 Ringed Plover on rocks (R Veal) Also 1 Wheatear (with damaged tail), 84 Oystercatcher, 35 Turnstone, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Kestrel (male). (J St Ledger, V Stratton)

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Skylark, Snow Buntings – Rod Veal

Snow Bunting Skylark Purple Sandpiper

Snow Bunting, Skylark, Purple Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest still, c100 Redwing to SE early am chased by 1 Peregrine. (R Veal)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Spoonbill, 1 Pink-footed Goose,12 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 4 Mallard, 21 Tufted Duck + 230+ Canada Goose. (J St Ledger, V Stratton)


Spoonbill and Canada Goose – John St Ledger

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Spoonbill (resting and feeding). (J St Ledger)


Spoonbill – John St Ledger

Pendeen: 1 Black Redstart by the coastguard cottages late afternoon, 1+ Raven (heard only) (A Hartley)


Black Redstart – Adam Hartley

Cape Cornwall: 1 Dartford Warbler, 1 Wheatear (M Scott-Ham)

Colliford Lake: 1 Black-necked Grebe (M Scott-Ham)

Land’s End: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 7 Skylark, 30 Golden Plover, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, c.100 Starling. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 17 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Spoonbill this afternoon. (D Balmer)

Kenidjack:Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 eastern type Lesser Whitethroat by houses at bottom, plus 1 Merlin. (D Balmer) Also 1 Wryneck and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at bottom of valley late afternoon.

Buttermilk Hill: 3 Ring Ouzel, 3 Redwing, 27 Golden Plover, 35 Meadow Pipit. (V Stratton)

Nanjizal: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling around Higher and Lower Bosistow. Short-eared Owl west of Faraway Cottage.

Cot Valley: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest.

Scillonian Crossing: 1 Sooty Shearwater.

Camel Estuary, Dinham Flats: 1 Dalmatian Pelican.

Fal Estuary Cruise: 10 Black-necked Grebe and 1 juv Peregrine. (B Porter)

Lands End Airport: 2 Ring Ouzel. (per P Freestone)

Falmouth Vismig, (0700 – 0930): 10,000+ Redwing, 544 Fieldfare, 62 Song Thrush and 1 Mistle Thrush. (B Porter)

Sennen: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

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