A Hume's Warbler was found at Swanvale on 9th November 2022. It was seen and heard with a Yellow-browed Warbler. A sound recording was also taken. Matt Broadbent first found it and will be submitting it to the relevant authorities
Nearly 200 have been recorded across the UK. Hume's Warbler remains a rare bird in Cornwall with just six previous records.
2007: Cot Valley, one trapped, from 23rd Dec to 23rd Feb 2008.
2004: Carnon Downs SW, 24-26th Feb.
2004: Helston SW, 13-15th Nov.
2003: Cot Valley, 25-26th Oct.
2001: Porthgwarra, 23rd Dec.
1998: Church Cove, Lizard, 22-23rd Nov.
The species breeds in Asia, China and Mongolia. It migrates over the Himalayas to winter in India.