Monday 10th October 2022

Monday 10th October 2022

***Walmsley Disturbance: There will be some vehicles passing in front of the Walmsley hides tomorrow, Tuesday 11th. They are working on the Middle Amble hide. Apologies for any disturbance. Adrian Langdon (Reserve Warden)***

Hayle Estuary: 2 Lesser Yellowlegs (J & J Elvin, D Cains et al.). Also 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Dunlin and good numbers of Black-Tailed Godwit and Bar-tailed Godwit. (J & J Elvin) Also Lapwing (R Griffiths) and Curlew Sandpiper (M Dowie).

Crean: Black Kite still on field near Crean until 08:40 then flew over Bottoms towards Trethewey. (N Rogers) Black Kite again over Bottoms at 11.20 (D Helliar) and over B3315 at Crean between 13:35 and 14:05, with photographs showing satellite/radio tracker and falconry anklets. (P Bright-Thomas). Also Female Common Redstart, 9 Swallow. (D Flumm)

Polgigga: Yellow-browed Warbler along Bosistow Lane this morning. (M Wallace)

St Agnes Head: 1 Leach’s Petrel past heading west at 09:15. (G Lawlor)

Cotehele Quay: Yellow-browed Warbler in trees on edge of woods behind the quay. Also singing Chiffchaff, 20 Long-tailed Tit and Marsh Tit in the area. (R Smaldon)

Sennen School Quarry Pool: Yellow-browed Warbler for second day. (D Flumm)

Coverack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Chiffchaff seen in the village at 2pm. (P. Bedford)

Treraven Meadows: 9 Mediterranean Gull, 124 Black headed Gull, 1 Ruff, 5 Greenshank, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew, 3 Redshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Dunlin. (S Grose) Also Curlew Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank and Ruff this evening, plus Barnacle Goose with Canada Goose flock. (D Julian)

St Ives Island, 09.00-10.00: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Common Scoter, 50-100 auks West per minute. (G Jones)

Holywell: Ringtail Harrier sp., 3 Buzzard, Kestrel, c15 Long-tailed Tit.  (S Ashby)

Nanpean: 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull. (B Bosisto)

Lloyds Lane, Lizard: 1 Whinchat, 20+ Swallow, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel. 2 Chough on cliff (1 ringed, the other not) and 10+ Blue-finned Tuna off-shore. (J S Ledger)

Par: 75 Pied Wagtail, 2 Firecrest, 11 Ringed Plover, 9 Turnstone, 2 Dunlin , 167 Oystercatcher, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 16 Wigeon, 3 Gadwall 2m 1f, 5 Cormorant, 6 Coot, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 21 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Shoveler (1m 1f) & 2 Nuthatch this AM. (R Mudge)

Stithians Reservoir, N end: 97 Golden Plover, 4 Dunlin, Kestrel, 5 Mallard, 61 Canada Geese, Greylag Goose, 2 Grey Heron, 30+ Black-headed Gull, 25+ Herring Gull, 20+ Pied Wagtail, 25+ Meadow Pipit. (T Weston)

Hannafore Looe; 18.30-19.00: c100 Black-headed Gull, 15 Turnstone, 12 Little Egret over, 25 Curlew landed on Looe Island, 2 Cormorant, Kingfisher on sea wall before flying off. (A Ludlam)

Black Head; nr Pentewan: 10 Goldcrest , 6 Chiffchaff , 3 Firecrest, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch. (B Bosisto)

Callestick: 1 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap, 2 Nuthatch and 3 Teal in private garden. (T Wilson)

Rame: Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff. (P Aley) 2 Firecrest, 1 Black Redstart, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Goldcrest. (C Buckland)

Cawsand: 2+ Firecrest. (P Aley)

Mount Edgecumbe: 3 Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 30+ Mediterranean Gull, 2 Clouded Yellow. (P Aley)

Lamorna: 200+ Swallow E over coast path with c20 House Martin. At least as many continued to stream east after we stopped counting. Also 6 Clouded Yellow, 4 Small Copper & 4 Wall Brown butterflies. (P & S Naylor) Also 2 Black Redstart at 14.35. (Via twitter)

Goonhilly, below Croft Pascoe Plantation: 11 Swallow. (ND and S Chandler)

Gwenter: 8 Swallow (S Wood)

Crousa Downs: 1 Swallow (S Wood)

Bray’s Cott, Goonhilly Downs: 2 Kestrel, 1 Snipe. (ND and S Chandler)

Sancreed: 7 Snipe. (D Flumm)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 4 Buzzard, 5 Grey Heron, 50+ Canada Geese, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail, Sparrowhawk. Grey Squirrel swimming! (S Lilley)

Mawgan: 1 adult Death’s Head Hawkmoth roosting on a post at the recreational ground.  Found by some school kids as they were coming home from school. (P Bedford)

Late submission, 09/10, Walmsley Reserve: 1 Pink-footed Goose. (A&K Oram)

Late submission, 09/10, Pendeen: 1 Woodchat Shrike still. (M Ahmed)

Late submission, 09/10, Newlyn: 2 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 19 Turnstone, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 4 lesser Black backed Gull, 77 Great Black backed Gull, 5 Rock Pipit, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret. (S Grose)

Late submission, 09/10, Hayle, The Millpond: 1m Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 m Gadwall, 48 Mallard. (S Grose)

Late submission, 09/10, St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 unringed Chough, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kittiwake, 23 Mediterranean Gull, 19 Little Grebe, 16 Tufted Duck, 12 Linnet, 5 Gadwall, 10 Dunlin. (S Grose)

Late submission, 09/10, Lower Tamar Lake: 16 Wigeon, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Gadwall 2m 1f, 6 Coot, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, c27 Black-headed Gull. (R Mudge)

Late Submission, 09/10, Carnewas: 2 Chough, 2 Raven, Kestrel, c20 Rook, c50 Jackdaw, c40 Canada Geese flying South, c20 Stonechat, c50 House Sparrow, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Wren (not a pair), Robin, Blackbird. (S Ashby)

Late submission, 9/10, Perranwell (Perranarworthal) Playing Field: Sparrowhawk attacked Collared Dove, which managed to escape. (A Nicholson)

Late submission, 08/10, Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 14 Greenshank, 2 Snipe, 66 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Common Sandpiper, 44 Curlew, 4 Black tailed Godwit, 19 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Teal, 1 Firecrest. (A Nicholson)


Pink-footed Goose – Archie and Kevin Oram
Woodchat Shrike – Mushaq Ahmad
Black Kite – Paul Bright-Thomas
Black Kite – Paul Bright-Thomas
Chough – John St Ledger
Lesser Yellowlegs – Gill Fisher
Lesser Yellowlegs – David Cains
Lesser Yellowlegs – David Cains
Whinchat – John St Ledger
Death’s Head Hawkmoth – Phil Bedford
Clouded Yellow – Phil Naylor