Sunday 24th October 2021

Sunday 24th October 2021

We would like to inform our membership that unfortunately local birder Harvey Kendall passed away on Tuesday 11th October. Harvey was a valued member and contributor to CBWPS for many years and was a very keen birder on the north coast of Cornwall, especially in the Bude area. I have fond memories of Harvey at Maer Lake, Davidstow Airfield and Walmsley Sanctuary where his friendly face and passion for birds and birding always shone through. Bob Bosisto

Pendeen: Brown Shrike again in Calartha Farm area. (P St Pierre et al) Also Snow Bunting over at 08:45 and Reed Warbler in valley next to the Lighthouse Road. (P Combridge)

Brown Shrike – John St Ledger

Brown Shrike, Reuben Veal

Brown Shrike – Alex McKechnie

Brown Shrike – Alex McKechnie

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Olive-backed Pipit or Tree Pipit heard this morning. Also, 4 Great Northern Diver off Marazion beach. (S Foote)

Porthcurno: Richards Pipit relocated to area east of footpath running south of Trendrennen Farm. (J Lindsell)

Porthgwarra: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by stonewall pool and 1 Woodlark over. Siberian Chiffchaff still in 60ft cover. (M Wallace)

Trevilly: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in the lane. (R Augarde, B Mellow)

Little Kelynack: 1 Black Redstart and 1 Chiffchaff in private garden. (C Moore)

Kenidjack: 1 Black Redstart at seaward end. (P Clement) In addition, Black Redstart, 11 Chiffchaff, 2 Chough, 100+ Redwing. (D Balmer)

Cot Valley: 2+ Firecrest, 2 Brambling, 1 Merlin. (T McKinney)

Nanquidno: 3 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, 40 Skylark, 4 Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 80 Meadow Pipit, 5 Jay, 3 Chough & 8 Stonechat including the leucistic individual. Also 7 Common Darter dragonflies. (D Flumm) In addition, Firecrest, 2 Chough, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood. (D Balmer)

Sancreed: 5 Snipe, 13 Stock Dove, 15 Skylark, 30 Meadow Pipit, 20 Chaffinch all west. Kestrel, 2 Redwing & Jay in area. (D Flumm)

Newlyn: 1 adult Great Northern Diver, 100+ Kittiwakes off Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Porthleven Harbour: 5 Turnstone, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose) In addition, Black Redstart in private garden. (B Nicholls)

Helston Boating Lake: 1m Shoveler, 1m feral Ferruginous Duck and 1m Gadwall. (M and B Curtis) In addition, 4 Shoveler, 21 Coot, 19 Tufted Duck, 4m Muscovey, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 46 Black headed Gull (including 2 metal only ringed birds and, white plastic ring on right leg : 8LZ). (S Grose)

Porthkidney: 1 Sandwich Tern. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose,1 Sandwich Tern, 5 Grey Plover, 6 Greenshank, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, c80 Lapwing. (R Veal) In addition, Ryan’s Field: 1 Jay, 8 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 15 Canada Geese, 1 Little Egret. Carnsew Pool: 2 Greenshank, 1 Curlew, 2 Grey Plover, 3 Oystercatcher, 11 Cormorant. Main Estuary: 3 Curlew, 1 Red Knot, 2 Greenshank, 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 25 Wigeon, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret. (M Webb, A Myram) Also, Copperhouse Creek: Redshank, Greenshank, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Little Egret, Teal. (A Myram)

Greenshank – Martin Webb

Knot – Martin Webb

Pale-bellied Brent Goose – Martin Webb

Jay – Martin Webb

Godrevy: 40 Oystercatcher, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 27 Turnstone, 3 Chough, 150+ Fieldfare. (S Taylor) In addition, 2+8 unringed Chough, 2 Raven, 3 Skylark, 26 Linnet, 4 Stonechat, 40 House Sparrow, 2 Buzzard, 2 Ringed Plover, 11 Sanderling. (S Grose) Also, Rock Pipit, Skylark, Peregrine. (A Myram)

Rock Pipit – Adrian Myram

Hells Mouth: 32 Golden Plover, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Little Egret. (S Taylor)

Portreath: Kestrel, Raven, Gannet. (A Myram)

Maenporth: 3 (adult, 2nd winter and 1st winter) Mediterranean Gull this afternoon. (M Doyle)

Threemilestone: 2 Redwing on Crab-apple tree, in private garden. (E Harris)

St Agnes: 1 Snow Bunting flew over car park. (Birdguides)

Par, Boscundle woods: 1 Firecrest. (I Stewart)

Perranporth: 46 Golden Plover, 35 Lapwing (in fields at Gear Farm). (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Grey Plover, 4 Redshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary, Rock: 5 Brent Goose, Peregrine, 2 Raven. (W&P Delacour)

Dozmary Pool: 2+ Ring-necked Duck, 5 Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 3 Shoveller, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 45 Lapwing. (K Pellow)

Siblyback Lake: 2 male Ring-necked Duck, appeared paired with 2 female Tufted Duck, 3 Tufted Duck, 26 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 26 Coot, 5 feral Greylag Geese. (K Pellow)

Downderry: 20 Oystercatcher, 4 Pied Wagtail, Rock Pipit, 2 Little Egret, Common Buzzard and Common Kestrel. (R Napp)

Common Kestrel – Richard Napp

Late submission, 23/10, Nanpean: 6 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Scandinavian Herring Gull (adult and probable 3rd cal). (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)