Wednesday 19th October

Wednesday 19th October

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 publish on that day. So please help the team by early submissions and using the format in the link above. Thanks and keep the reports coming, the News Page Team.

Late video, 18/10, Camel Estuary: Red-crested Pochard. (W Delacour)

Red-crested Pochard, Will Delacour
Late News, 18/10, Rinsey: pair of Peregrine, female with metal ring on left leg (A James)


Peregrine, Alan James

Godrevy: 4 Snow Bunting by NT car park (R Farnes, D Julian, D Parker)

snow-bunting-godrevy-head-cornwall-191016-dk-parkerSnow Bunting, Dave Parker

St Agnes Head: Short-toed Lark still in car park (R Farnes, D Julian, R Treeby)

Chapel Porth: Dusky Warbler still but elusive. Also 2 Firecrest. (D Julian, R Treeby)

Land’s End: Snow Bunting in the car park; Black Redstart at Pordenack Point (Sennen Cove Birdwatching); Merlin, Peregrine, 2 House Martin & Whinchat. Nearby 1 Firecrest at Lower Bosistow & 2 Chough at Cape Cornwall (Oriole Birding)

College Reservoir: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper still (J St Ledger)

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River Camel, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 1 Little Grebe, 15 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 28 Little Egret, 24 Mute Swan, 120 Canada Goose, 4 Shelduck, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 8 Mallard, 30 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 3 Pintail, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 9 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Moorhen, 40 Oystercatcher, 10 Ringed Plover, 12 Grey Plover, c.500 Golden Plover, 150 Lapwing, 1 Turnstone, 50 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 60 Redshank, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 80 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 120 Black-headed Gull, 12 Mediterranean gull, 3 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 43 Great Black-backed Gull, 60 Herring Gull, 9 Wood Pigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 12 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 14 Redwing, 1 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Great Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 1 Jay, 55 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 3 Starling, 15 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 7 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch (M Scawen)

Cape Cornwall: 0730-0930, no sign of the Albatross today but 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and c10 Bottlenose Dolphins (N Wheatley)

Truro: 2 Firecrest around Old County Hall (C Benton)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Wheatear, pair of Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Fox (A James)

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St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 ad Pink-footed Goose on the main pool with c200 Canada Goose and 30 Greylags (including the White headed hybrid seen at Drift and Hayle), c17 Golden Plover to NE, 6 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 8 (5m, 3f) Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe. (R Veal, R Farnes)


Pink-footed Goose, Reuben Veal

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Basin: 4 Grey Plover, 21 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper and 72 Redshank. Lelant Saltings: 1 imm Spoonbill. (R Veal, D Parker) Ryan’s Field: 1 Little Egret , 2 Herring Gull , 8 Redshank , 1 Kingfisher , 2 Grey Wagtail  (1 ringed). (K.Bowers)

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 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 Willow Warbler. (M Scott-Ham) Coast path to Botallack: 1 Wryneck. (M Scott-Ham)

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pendeen: Pied Flycatcher at Calartha Farm (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Also new Yellow-browed Warbler at Manor Farm and 2 Lapland Bunting over. (P Combridge)

Rame Head: 1 Cetti’s Warbler (C Buckland, M Beer)

River Camel: Dalmatian Pelican still (D Parker)

dalmatian-pelican-camel-estuary-cornwall-191016-dk-parkerDalmatian Pelican, Dave Parker

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