Tuesday 30th September 2014

Late news 28/9 St Ives: 60 plus Meadow Pipits and 3 Jays on Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton)

Late news 28/9 Zennor: 250 Linnets in Foage Valley. (V Stratton)

Late news 29/9 St Ives: 70 Plus Linnets, 4 Wheatears and 2 Dartford Warblers on Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton)

Late news 29/9 Zennor: 158 Linnets and 40 Goldfinches in Foage Valley. (V Stratton)

Late news 29/9 Sennen: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Skylark and 100 Meadow Pipit. (P St Pierre)

Church Cove, The Lizard: 1 Arctic Warbler and 1 Wood Warbler this morning. (T Blunden)

Windmill Farm: 1 Red-backed Shrike still plus 1 Tree Pipit. (P Clement, MJ Spicer, P&H Taylor, R Carrington et al.)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: 3 Purple Sandpiper. (P St Pierre)

Penlee Point: 1 dark juv Arctic Skua, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Diver sp, 1 Med Gull, 50+ Gannets, 10 Cormorants, 3 Rock Pipits and 5 Oystercatcher. (C Ellis)

Wacker Quay: 1 Osprey, 5 Sandwich Tern and 7 Great-crested Grebe. (C Ellis) Also 1 Spoonbill reported.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Little Stint,1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 Kingfisher at Ryan’s Field. (A Mckechnie – photos) Also 2 Little Stints reported off the causeway.

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 13 Mallard 11 Teal, 1 Garganey, 6 Little Grebe, 7 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 36 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 2 Water Rail, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 3 Curlew, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 4 Turnstone and 8 Ringed Plovers on the beach. (DK Parker)

Gannel Estuary: 3 Greenshank, 7 Dunlin, 7 Oystercatcher and 1 Ringed Plover. (M Lammas)

Porthgwarra: 1 Hooded Crow at Roskestal Farm an immature Merlin on the moor plus 23 Sooty Shearwater and 2 Manx Shearwater E and 50+ Balearic Shearwater W past Gwennap Head between 08:00 & 08:30. (R Carrington) Also 62 Balearic Shearwaters & 1 Sooty Shearwater past Gwennap Head between 16:40 & 17:50.

Lamorna: 9 Balearic Shearwaters past Tater-du between 16:45 & 17:50.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Turtle Dove. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kenidjack: 1 Wryneck. (L Thomson)

Helford: Osprey off Tremayne Quay this evening.

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Monday 29th September 2014

Cubert: 1 Short-toed Lark, c200 Skylark, c80 Meadow Pipit and 1 Wheatear. (P Clement, DK Parker, S Rowe, MJ Spicer)

Windmill Farm: 1 Red-backed Shrike still plus 1 Whinchat. (B Dodd)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at 19:30. (MJ Spicer)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 5 Mistle Thrush. (B Toms)

Wacker Quay: 40 Wigeon, 7 Sandwich Tern, 8+ Little Egret and 2 Swallow. (C Ellis)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 8 Greenshank, 2 Med Gull and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on Lelant Saltings. 3 Little Stint, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 30+ Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Grey Wagtail on Ryan’s Field. (J St Ledger – photo)

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Gannel Estuary: 3 Greenshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 6 Oystercacher and 1 Redshank. (M Lammas)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 12 Mallard 10 Teal, 9 Grey Heron, 7 Little Grebe, 15 Little Egret, 44 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 4 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Tresillian: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Snipe and Kingfisher at Tresemple Pool and 9+ Greenshank on Tresillian River. (A Nicholson)

Shillingham Point: 1 Spoonbill and 1 Osprey.

Treeve Common: 1 Ortolan Bunting then flew towards Trevescen. Also 2 Wheatear and 100 Meadow Pipit. (P St Pierre)

Carn Gloose: 1 Great White Egret over north.

Porthgwarra: 1 Hooded Crow still at Roskestal Farm.

Lamorna Cove: 2 Firecrest.

Sennen: 1 Turtle Dove at Trevedra Farm.

Lizard: 9 Balearic Shearwater past Lizard Point.

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Sunday 28th September 2014

Late news 27/9 Marazion Beach: 37 Ringed Plover, 3 Sanderling, 8 Dunlin & 8 Turnstone with 2 Sandwich Terns offshore. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Late news 27/9 Porthgwarra: 1 Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel & up to 9 Common Buzzards plus 8 Clouded Yellow butterflies ( inc.1 helice). (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis and 1 Spotted Crake still. (V Stratton, R McDonald – photo 1, R Hosken – photos 2 & 3) Also 2 Mute Swan, 11 Mallard 8 Teal, Garganey (now on Long Rock Pool), 1 Cormorant, 8 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 juv, Hobby, 1 Sparrowhawk, 35 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 5 Water Rail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

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Cubert, nr Newquay: 1 Short-toed Lark, 30 Skylark and 30 Meadow Pipit. (DS Flumm)

Kelsey Head: 2 Kestrel, 25 Skylark, 20 Rock Pipit, 30 Meadow Pipit and 3 Wheatear. (DS Flumm)

Kelsey Head – Penhale Sand dunes: 4 Kestrel and 12 Stonechat. (DS Flumm)

Porth Joke, Newquay: 10 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 30+ Rock Pipit, 35+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Raven, 1 Wheatear, 18 Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch, 30 Linnet, 6+ Stonechat, 20+ Skylark, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 6+ Great Tit, 10+ Blue Tit, 8+ Dunnock, 4 Song Thrush, 20 Blackbird, 15 Robin, 10+ House Sparrow and 2 Swallow. Out at sea – 5 Razorbill, 10+ Manx Shearwater, and few Gannet. (D Mays, DS Flumm, S Rowe)

Windmill Farm: 1 Red-backed Shrike, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Teal, 8 Kestrel and 1 Whinchat. (S Bury, I Maclean, D Wright – photo)

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Soapy Cove: 1 Wryneck. (S Bury, D Wright)

River Cober, St Johns: 1 Dipper. (D Wright)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 11 Little Egret, 5 Med Gull and 1 Black-tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. (D Jenkins) Also 1 Little Stint and 1 Curlew Sandpiper.

Rosewall Hill: 4 Buzzards and 2 Raven. (D Jenkins)

Chykembro Common: 3+ Yellowhammer. (D Jenkins)

Bosporthennis Common: 1 f Kestrel. (D Jenkins)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 2 Lapwing, 4 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank and 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (D Eva)

Higher Bochym (Goonhilly): 1 Tree Pipit. (I Maclean)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 Green Sandpiper. (I Maclean)

Porthgwarra: 2 Choughs plus Hooded Crow still at Roskestal Farm. (S Maycock) Also 16 Sooty Shearwaters and 1 Balearic Shearwater between 13:00 & 15:00. (R Carrington)

Roseland: 1 fem. Eider at Carne Beach and 2 Ringed Plover at Towan Beach. (D Hall)

Kenidjack: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Nanquidno: Garden Warbler, Whitethroat and 2 Blackcap. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

River Lynher: 1 Osprey at Jupiter Point.

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Saturday 27th September 2014

Late news 26/9 RSPB Scillonian Cruise: Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 155 Gannets, 1 Guillemot, 1 Wheatear, 2 distant Shearwaters plus 1 Harbour Porpoise and 7 distant Dolphins. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 5 Sooty Shearwaters, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Manx Shearwaters, 79 Gannets, 2 Fulmar, 4 Auks and 5+ Risso Dolphins. (B Craven & D Curtis)

Lands End: 2 Wheatear and 1 Curlew Sandpiper over. (P&H Taylor) Also 2 Whinchat, Peregrine, 3 Clouded Yellow butterflies, 5 Small Copper butterflies and 4 Wall Brown butterflies from cycle track. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Kingfisher at Copperhouse Creek 4 Med Gull and 2 Little Egret on Carnsew Pool, Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew Sandpiper and Clouded Yellow butterfly on Ryan’s Field, 3 Med Gull, 11 Golden Plover, 4 Greenshank and 4 Common Buzzard at Lelant Water. (DS Flumm-photos) Also juv Spotted Redshank.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Spotted Crake, 6 Water Rail, 7 Grey Heron, 13 Little Egret, 3 Mute Swan, 11 Mallard, juv Garganey, 13 Teal, 5 Little Grebe, 36 Moorhen, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Stonechat and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Kynance: Common Crane this morning over Kynance National Trust Car Park then flew out to sea. (T Blunden, J&P Rutter)

East Pentire, Newquay: 15 Linnet, 2 Wheatear, 6+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 4 Stonechat. (D Mays)

Windmill Farm: Red Back Shrike this afternoon on the heath by the big pond. (D Wright)

Red-backed Shrike Windmill Farm Cornwall 27914 D WrightDevoran: 1 Knot, 2 Grey Plover, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 80+ Redshank, 100+ Curlew, 40+ Oystercatcher, 16+ Teal. (J St Ledger)

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Crowdy Reservoir: 2 Raven. (AJ Nielson)

Truro City Centre: 4 Herring Gull (one juvenile) perched on roof of Poundland, swooping for fast food on the road and walking up and down the pavement at 01:00. (W Thurgood)

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 150 Meadow Pipits streaming through all morning and flock of 40 Swallows fed briefly over the rocky tors. (V Stratton)

Marazion: 1w Yellow-legged Gull at Red River mouth.

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Fridy 26th September 2014

Late news 24/9 Camel Estuary Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 3 Blackbird, c250 Black-headed Gull, c100 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Buzzard, 2 Canada Goose, c100 Carrion Crow, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Common Sandpiper, 10 Cormorant, c100 Curlew, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 32 Dunlin, 1 Dunnock, c100 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Greenfinch, 9 Greenshank, 20 Grey Heron, c200 Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 150 Jackdaw, 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Lapwing, 45 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c20 Little Egret, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 20 Mallard, 1 Med Gull, 30 Mute Swan, c70 Oystercatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Raven, 60 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Robin, c50 Rook, 12 Starling, 1 Swallow, 4 Teal, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Wigeon, 12 Wood Pigeon and 1 Wren. (Martin Cutland Wildlife Walk per C Travis)

Late news 25/9 Pendennis Point: 73 Balearic Shearwater, 900+ Gannet, 6 Oystercatcher, 20+ Shag, 1 distant poss Sooty Shearwater, 1 Med Gull, 2 Puffin, 2 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot and 13 auk sp. past 08:00 – 09:00 with a further 5 at 11:00. (D Chaney)

Late news 25/9 Swanpool Point: 1 Firecrest. (S Perfect)

Buttermilk Hill: 120 Meadow Pipit, 2 Wheatear and 4 Dartford Warbler. (V Stratton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Spotted Crake, 5 Water Rail, 5 Grey Heron, 10 Little Egret, 1 Garganey, 1 juv Hobby, 3 Mute Swan, 19 Mallard, 12 Teal, 5 Little Grebe, 34 Moorhen, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Stonechat, 1 Reed Warbler and 3 Cetti’s Warbler also 2 Clouded Yellow butterflies. (DS Flumm, D Jenkins, J Hawkey, M Elliot & DK Parker)

Marazion Beach:  50 Ringed Plover, 11 Turnstone, 5 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, 1Wheatear and 2 Little Egret. (D Jenkins, J Hawkey) Also 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull at Red River Mouth.

Chyandour, Penzance:  2 Med Gulls, 1 Sandwich and 1 Common Tern. (DS Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 5 Snipe, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Mute Swan, 74 Mallard, 19 Teal, 13 Tufted Duck,7 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 14 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant (including red colour-ringed TAR), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Wheatear and 3 Grey Wagtail. (D Parker & R Farnes – photos)

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River Lynher: 1 Spoonbill, 4 Common Tern and 4 Sandwich Tern. (M Beer)

Nanquidno: 2 Blackcaps , 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel and 1 Clouded Yellow. (J Hawkey)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Ruff,  1 Redshank, 2 Barwit, 9 Oystercatcher, c20 Curlew, 13 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper and 6 Little Egret. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 11 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 10+ Snipe and 3 Curlew. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, Trescobeas area: 1 Wheatear in private garden. (J St Ledger – photo)
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Coverack: 1 Common Crane flew SW over Little Treleaver. (J Foster)

Lizard Point: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 104 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, 8 Fulmar, 485 Gannet, 1 Curlew, 2 Kittiwake, 22 Med Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern and 21 Razorbill between 09:: & 10:00. (T Blunden)

Pendeen: 9 Balearic Shearwaters. (R Wilkins)

Caerthillian: 1 Dotterel over north and then over Kynance in the afternoon. (T Blunden)

Windmill Farm: 1 Dotterel over, presumed same as Kynance bird. (D Wright)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Little Stint and 3 Curlew Sandpiper on Ryan’s Field.

 MJS & DKP

Thursday 25th September 2014

Hayle Estuary: Lost; a pair of gents spectacles possibly in the hide at Ryan’s Field. If found please contact us and we’ll contact the owner. Thanks.

Ruan Lanihorn: 1 Osprey on the Tregothnan side. (D Hall)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute Swan plus 1 cygnet, 22 Mallard, 12 Teal, drake Garganey, 2-3 Spotted Crake, 1 Coot, 35 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Raven, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Stonechat, 1 Reed Warbler and 3 Cetti’s Warbler heard. (DK Parker, L Proctor & DS Flumm – photos)

Wacker Quay: 1 Common Crane and 1 Osprey still at 12:30 and the Crane still at 15:20-15:30. (M Bailey, T&J Sleep)

Gannel Estuary:  7 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank,  Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Little Egret, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank  and 1 Kingfisher. (M Lammas)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Golden Plover, 1 Ruff, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 Lapwing, 7 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 4 Curlew, 15+ Snipe, 20+Teal, 5 Wigeon and 12 Little Grebe. (J St Ledger)

St Loy: 1 Wryneck and 1 Short-eared Owl. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthcurno: 2 Med Gulls offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penberth: 2 Firecrests. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Bosullow: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthgwarra: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Hooded Crow.

Downderry: 46 Balearic Shearwater past.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Little Stint.

 MJS & DKP

Wednesday 24th September 2014

Late news 22/9 Rame Head: 1 Pied Flycatcher and 3 Spotted Flycatcer. (D Allan)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute Swan plus 1 cygnet, 21 Mallard, 13 Teal, drake Garganey, 1 Spotted Crake, 1 Coot, 34 Moorhen, 1 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Reed Warbler, 3-4 Cetti’s Warbler heard, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Stonechat, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 2 Ravens mobbing a Buzzard, 4 Swallow, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Grey Wagtail plus a Razorbill just of the beach. (DK Parker & D Mays – videos of Spotted Crake and Garganey)

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Men-an-tol: 10 Swallow, 1 Wheatear and 1 Kestrel. (D Mays -photo)

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River Lyner: 2 Osprey – one off Shillingham Point and one at Ince Castle. (D Allan) Also 1 Common Crane, 1 Little Stint and 2 Arctic Tern reported.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 7 Dunlin, 1 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 11 Ringed Plover, 15 Snipe and 1 Sparrowhawk (female). (J St Ledger)

Tresillian River: 1 Osprey over. Also 7 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Kingfisher at Tresemple Pool. (A Nicholson)

Pendeen Watch: 91 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Bonxie past 09:15 – 10:45. (P&H Taylor)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Greenshank, 7 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Stint, 4 Little Egrets, 13 Tufted Duck, 2 Kingfishers, 2 Coot. North east end Crossbills heard. (C Moore & A Mckechnie – photo)

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Porth Reservoir: 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, c.20 Mallard, 1 Teal, 5 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Greenshank, 4 House Martin, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (S Rowe)

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