Thursday 8th October 2020

Thursday 8th October 2020

Late news, 07/10, Kelynack: 20 Swallow, Wheatear, Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Late news, 7/10, St. Winnow (River Fowey): 38 Curlew, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 7 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 1 Heron, 7 Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 20 Mallard, Herring Gulls, Black-headed Gulls, Great Black-backed Gulls, 3 Buzzards, 2 Ravens, Crows, Jackdaws, 2 Long-tailed Tits,1 Blue Tit, 2 Pied Wagtails, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 4 Robins, 1 Woodpigeon, 2 Pheasant, 1 Kingfisher. (A Parker)

Kenidjack: Red-eyed Vireo at bottom of valley by last house south of stream this am (A Raine). Then seen briefly mid pm. (I V Rowe, I Hayes) Also 2 Yellow-browed Warbler in the hedge by the water treatment works at 12:00 (M Wilson) Also 2 Firecrests, 6 Goldcrests, 16 Long-tailed Tits, 4 Chiffchaffs. (V Stratton)

Camel Estuary: 6 Pink-footed Goose flew west over the estuary and may have come down near Edmonton. Also, Lapland Bunting in field at Trewornan Farm entrance. (D Julian)

Hayle Estuary: Pectoral Sandpiper and Curlew Sandpiper (M Halliday)

Amble Marshes: Great White Egret at Amble Marshes, 3 Cattle Egret and a Jack Snipe. (D Julian)

Lower Amble: 11 Cattle Egret. (D Julian) 1 Firecrest at Lower Amble Farm (B Bosisto)

Lizard: 1 Turtle Dove. (D Collins)

St Ives Island (08:30-11:45): 1 Red-throated Diver (winter plumage, 11:03), 2 Great Northern Diver (1 winter plumage (08:57), 1 breeding plumage (10:00)), 1 Arctic Skua (dark phase ad. 09:47), 1 Pomarine Skua (dark phase juv. 09:18), 8 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Grey Phalarope, 9:1 Ratio of Razorbill over Guillemot (c2000:200), c.250 Kittiwake, c.4000 Gannet, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kestrel (f) (P. Nason)

Kingsmill lake: c700 Black-headed Gull, 1 Med Gull, 1 Bar-tailed & 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Grey Plover, 2 Lapwing and 1 Curlew Sandpiper (M Beer)

Devoran Quay: 2 Spotted Redshank, 10 light-bellied Brent Geese, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Plover. (J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret, 1 Wheatear, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Coverack: 8 Brent Geese attempting to surf! (P Oldcorn)

Cot: Merlin, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, c40 Chaffinch, Jay. Others had 2 Firecrest & 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Flumm)

Kelynack: 6 Swallow, Chiffchaff, c30 Meadow Pipit, Jay. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 25 Swallow, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 20 Linnet. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Wigeon, Teal, 38 Mallard, Tufted Duck, Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Med Gull. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno: Yellow-browed Warbler at the end of the tarmac in the Gunnera 10:30. (M Wilson) Also 20 Crossbill over north. (P Fraser)

Land’s End: 1 Cuckoo. (A Collins)

Pendeen (13.30 -14.30): Gannet feeding off the rocks, joined by a small pod of dolphins. Two very vocal Chough, Peregrine from lower CP. (M Wilson)

Newquay: 2 Chough. (S Sullivan) 10 Chough on Pentire this pm. (I Boreham)

West Pentire, Newquay: 1 Merlin. (S Rowe)

Dobwalls: 3 Swallow, 1 Skylark over garden calling, 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth (C&J Duffy)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit, 2 Treecreeper, 5 Tufted Duck 3m 2f, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Grey Heron. (R Mudge)

Tamar Valley Lakes: 2 Marsh Tits, 6 Coal Tits, 3 Blue Tits, 2 Great Tits, 12 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Chaffinches, 5 Greenfinches, 5 Goldfinches, 10 House Sparrows, 3 Robins, 1 Blackbird, 1 Wren, 1 Pied Wagtail, Goldcrests, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Magpie, 7+ Rooks, Jackdaws, 2 Swallows, Woodpigeon, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 5 Cormorants, 4 Great Crested Grebe,1 Heron, 3 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Coots, 3 Moorhen, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull,  Herring Gulls, Black-headed Gulls. (A Parker et al)

Wadebridge: 61 Redshank behind Bridge bike hire. (S Grose)

Trebetherick: 1 f Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Yellowhammer, 63 Meadow Pipit, 95 Rook, 1 Grey Heron, 8 Red-legged Partridge, 1 f Sparrowhawk, 1 Merlin, 11+ Pipistrelle. (S Grose)

Carnanton Woods / Spitfire Corner: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Rialton Barton: 5 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Rumps Point: 1 Kestrel, 1 Rock Pipit. (M Bennett)

Feock; Pill Creek: Grey Wagtail repeatedly looking at its’ reflection in van wing mirror then jumping onto mirror to look for the ‘other’ bird. By the poop pile this had been going on for some time.  No aggression displayed, just seemed puzzled. (K Dalziel)

Grey Wagtail – Kate Dalziel