Sunday 9th October 2016

Sunday 9th October 2016

Late News, 8/10, Argal Reservoir: Juvenile Common Tern showing well. (T Smith)

Late News, 8/10, Lower Predannack Downs: Ring Ouzel. (A Pay)

Late News, 8/10, Millbrook: Probable Honey Buzzard flew over late evening, possibly roosted in Treninnow Wood. (B Taggart)

Late News, 8/10 Nanjizal: Short-toed Lark in stubble fields in evening. (K Wilson)

Sandymouth, Bude: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers in trees and bushes on right hand side before NT car park. (A Roberts)

Nanquidno: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers in sycamores and blackthorn below Nanjulian Farm. Also 2 Merlin, Hobby, 4 Chough, Spotted Flycatcher, Wheatear, Snipe and 1 Brambling north. (A Rosier) Also Dartford Warbler. (C Moore) 4 Whinchat, 3 Chough. (S&PM Rogers)

Lower Predannack Downs: Richard’s Pipit (A Pay)

Argal Reservoir: Juvenile Common Tern showing well. (T Smith) Also 3 Great Crested Grebes (2 ad 1 imm), 1 Little Egret, c.30 Swallow plunge bathing, 1 Kingfisher. (D Chaney)


Common Tern, T Smith

College Reservoir: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper on north side of island, 1 Bittern, 191 Canada Geese plus 2 hybrids, c.40 Teal, 36 Coot, 18 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk. (G Adams) Also 1 Water Rail, 22+ Cormorant to roost. (D Chaney)

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Pectoral Sandpiper, D Chaney

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wheatear, 42 Wigeon, 9 Teal, 8 Lapwing (J Chapman)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Lapwing, 3+ Grey Plover, 4+ Grey Wagtail over. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Yellow-browed Warbler in sallows by standing stone. (P Fraser)

Lizard: 1 Pallas’s Warbler still. (MJ Spicer)

Mullion Cove to Predannack: 3 Firecrest & 1 Peregrine. (D Wright)


Firecrest, D Wright

Davidstow Airfield: Baird’s Sandpiper still. Also Ring Ouzel & Merlin. (DI Julian, M Halliday)

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Baird’s Sandpiper, M Halliday


Hawker’s Cove, Padstow: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (S Grose)

Rock: 52 Mediterranean Gull hawking insects over sand dunes. (DI Julian)

Zennor: Hen Harrier ringtail between Zennor and Morvah over White’s Down.

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel still at Boat Cove.

Sennen: Siberian Chiffchaff by Esther’s Field holiday cottage. Richard’s Pipit & 4 Whinchat in field by Mayon Farm. Black Redstart at B&B. Wryneck opposite Sennen school. (L Thomson)

Pendeen: Redstart & Yellow-browed Warbler in churchyard. (L Thomson) Hooded Crow at lighthouse. Also Wryneck & Whinchat.

Land’s End: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest, Whitethroat, Tree Pipit over, 5 Whinchat & 4 Wheatear, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Water Rail, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Snipe, 200 Common Starling & 1 Ring Ouzel. (L Thomson, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Polgigga: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)

Raftra Farm: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: Ring Ouzel, 5 Yellow-browed Warbler, (M Wallace) 2 Richard’s Pipit again in meadow by doctor’s garden. Blyth’s Pipit reported to land in fields to east.

Plain-an-gwarry / Treveneague: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Kingfisher, plus 30 Skylark, 40 Meadow Pipit, 20 Linnet, 2 Redwing and 1 Mistle Thrush over. (R Menari)

Kennack Sands: 1 juv Brent Goose this evening. (N Climpson)

Rame Head: 1 Pied Flycatcher, (K Pellow, D Allan) & Short-eared Owl. (C Buckland)


Pied Flycatcher, D Allan

Rinsey:  1 pr Peregrine,  1 pr Kestrel (A James)

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Peregrines, A James


Carn Brea, St. Just: 1 Ring Ouzel ( M Jones)

Kenidjack: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 9 Chough. (S&PM Rogers)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler. (S&PM Rogers)

Levant: 1 Ring Ouzel. (M Scott-Ham)

Lower Predennack-Kynance: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 fem Merlin, 10 Wheatear, 1 Dartford Warbler, 1 Whinchat and Clouded Yellow. (M Scott-Ham)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Great White Egret early evening for 20 minutes before flying down Tamar.(M Beer, C Buckland, M Northey)


Great White Egret, M Beer

Porthleven: 2 Whinchat. (I Maclean)

Nanjizal: Black-throated Thrush briefly at 8am; flew north. Dusky Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher & 10 Yellow-browed Warbler ringed. (K Wilson)

Liskeard: Ring Ouzel flew over.

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