Sunday 30th October

Sunday 30th October

Late news, 29/10, Penzance: Drake Eider off Chyandour early afternoon. (D King)

Late news, 29/10, St Levan: 4-5 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Merlin, 1 Jack Snipe, 5 Snipe, 1 Lapland Bunting, 450 Chaffinch, 60 Skylark. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 29/10, Sennen Quarry Pool: 1 Siberian chiffchaff, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 29/10 Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Late news, 29/10, Land’s End: 1 Cattle Egret flew N in early morning, 1 Black Redstart.

Late News, 29/10, Nanjizal Valley: 1 Pallas’s Warbler.

Late news, 29/10, Mousehole: 1 Dusky Warbler on Love Lane 200yds N of Bird Hospital (+2 Yellow-browed Warbler).

Hayle Estuary: 1 Franklin’s Gull on Lelant Saltings. (R Farnes, S Rogers, R Augarde, T Wilson, J Chapple)) Later seen in Carbis Bay. Also imm Spoonbill still, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Greenshank. (T Wilson)


Franklins’ Gull,


photos by Rod Farnes

Video by Richard Augarde


Video by John Chapple

Porthgwarra: 1 Pallas’s Warbler. (D Eva, M Wallace, R&L Wilkins, R Augarde, B. Mellow) 1 Barred Warbler in blackthorn/pines N side of Dolphin House. (M Wallace) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Dartford Warbler still in pond area late afternoon. (D. Eva)

Land’s End: 1 Cattle Egret, 6 Black Redstart, 1 Dusky Warbler, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler (2 in car park bushes, 1 along cycle track). (P St Pierre, R&L Wilkins, R Augarde, B. Mellow) Also 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Firecrest, 30 Fieldfare, 200 Redwing, 2 Chough. (P St Pierre) 1 Swallow. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Marazion Marsh: 10000+ Starling off the roost, 1 Heron spearfishing. (A James – photos) Also Siberian Chiffchaff, Curlew Sandpiper. on Venton Beach.

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Sconner, Torpoint: 1 adult Spoonbill 2.30pm. (M Buckle, R Gould)

The Lizard: 10,000+ Starling feeding on cliffs at Church Cove near Lifeboat station at 9am. Several smaller flocks of Starling over Lizard village later in the morning. (D King) Also at Church Cove, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I Maclean) 1 imm Black Redstart, 7500+ Starling at Lizard Point. (R Veal)

Predannack Wollas: 100-200 Golden Plover over late morning flying south. (D King)

Stithians Reservoir: c90 Wigeon, c35 Mallard, 3 f type Pintail, 4 Shoveler, 9+ Teal, 2 Lapwing, 80+ Fieldfare. (D Chaney)

Porthleven: 2 Black Redstart. (I Maclean)

Carminowe Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I Maclean)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel in Trenow Cove mid-afternoon. (I Maclean)

College Reservoir: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper still. Also Marsh Tit. (B Porter)

Coverack, Treleaver to Beagles Point: 2 Raven, 2 Peregrine hitting Sparrows, 5 Snipe. Also Kestrel, Linnet and plenty of Gannet diving. (W Chegwidden)

Porth Joke: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 30 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 25 Blackbird, 20 Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch, 40 Chaffinch. (S Rowe)

Porthcurnick Beach, Portscatho: 1 Red-necked Grebe & 1 Great Northern Diver still.

Looe: m Black Redstart.

Nanjizal: Siberian Chiffchaff. Also 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (possibly of an eastern form) trapped & ringed.

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (possibly of an eastern form) still. (J Ryan)

Camel Estuary: 1 Dalmatian Pelican still. Also several thousand Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, Redshank, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Curlew, Lapwing, Black Tailed Godwit, numerous Mediterranean Gulls, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Little Egret, 6+ Common Gulls, Buzzard, Goldcrest, Otter, Weasel. (W Delacour)



Falmouth, Pendennis Point to Castle Beach: 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Oystercatcher and 1 Cormorant. Also 1m Sparrowhawk and 2m Blackcap in private garden. (E Tackley)

Nanquidno: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chough. (P St Pierre)

Crows-an-Wra: 4 Swallow over A30 near Friends’ Burial Ground at 10am. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Crowdy Reservoir: 31 Raven in evening. (A Bond)

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