Monday 31st August 2015

Pendeen Watch: 1 Barolo Shearwater for three minutes 08:43 – 08:46. (DS Flumm) Also 1263 Manx Shearwater, 26 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Osprey west at 07:05, 44 Common Scoter, 6 Bonxie, 2 Pom Skua, 5 adult Arctic Skua and 2 Arctic Tern all west. 13 Chough, 1 Sparrowhawk and 2 Peregrine on the cliffs between 06:45 – 12:30. (DS Flumm, L Proctor et al)

Sancreed: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 2 Kestrel, 2 Blackcap and 3 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Porthleven: 1 Wryneck and 1 Whinchat at Parc-an-als Cliff. (I Maclean)

Loe Bar: 2 Wheatear. (I Maclean)

Lizard Point: 1 Wryneck. (T Blunden)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 3 Whimbrel, 14 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 66 Mallard, 10 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 3+ House Martin and 2 Sand Martin. (J St Ledger – photos & C Benton)

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Devoran: 2 Knot, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 180 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 61 Oystercatcher, 19 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 181 Redshank. (D Eva)

Nanquidno: 3 Spotted Flycatchers and 7 Choughs. (SD Turner)

Wadebridge: 6 Ruff, 3 Dunlin, 1 Geenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 Little Egret at Treraven Meadows. (M Lammas)

Praa Sands: 4 Sandwich Terns, 2 Med Gulls (ad and 1st summer) at the eastern end and a Little Egret flew past. (PJ Smale – photos)

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Nanjizal: 16 Willow Warbler, 33 Sedge Warbler, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler and 1 Garden Warbler. (KA Wilson) Also 1 Wryneck reported.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Yellow-legged Gull this afternoon. (D Mclaughlin)

Sennen Cove: 1 Common Sandpiper. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Drake Garganey again.

 MJS & DKP

Sunday 30th August 2015

Late news 13/8 Hayle Estuary RSPB: 65 Greenshank in a single flock. (S Culley)

Late news 26/8 St Mawes: 1 Hobby. (S Croft)

Late news 26/8 Portscatho: 85 Med gulls (including up to 5 colour-ringed) at Towan Beach. (S Croft)

Porth Kidney Sands: 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Knot, 16 Sanderling, 42 Dunlin, 47 Sandwich Tern and 8 Med Gull. (MJ Spicer)

Mullion: 1 Rose-coloured Starling visiting private garden for fourth day. (E Wainwright)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 7 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Buzzard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 17 Teal, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker plus 1 Pied Flycatcher at Golden Lion. (D Eva, B Toms)

Predannack: 3 Pied Flycatcher. (S Bury – photo)

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Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Osprey at 18:15. (DS Flumm)

Bodmin Moor: 3 Golden Plover at Casehill Downs. (PJ Smale – photo)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB: c30 Oystercatcher, c105 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper and 2 Little Egret on Ryan’s Field. (D Chadwick)

Kynance Cove: Juv Woodchat, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Swift south and 4 Whinchat between there and Jolly Town. A couple of flocks of waders flew over high up, heading towards Lizard village, 40 birds in total, apparently most, if not all, were Ruff. (J Foster)

Porthgwarra: 1 Pomarine Skua past by 07:30.

 MJS & DKP

Saturday 29th August 2015

Late additional news 28/8 Porthgwarra: 70 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 29 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 37 Storm Petrel, 2 Pomarine Skua, 9 Bonxie and 3 Arctic Skua.

Porthgwarra: 12+ Cory’s Shearwater, 12 Balearic Shearwater, 12+ Pilot whale, 100+ Common Dolphin and 100+ Harbour Porpoise.

Treraven Meadows, Wadebridge: 5 Ruff, 3 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 12 Dunlin, 3+ Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egrets, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Sparrowhawk plus Kingfisher on the main river. W Delacour)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 28 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Snipe and 19 Teal. (D Eva, J St Ledger – photos)

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Windmill Farm: 6 Ruff, 1 Teal, 2 Peregrine plus 40+ distant raptors too far off to identify. (M Nattrass) 30 Ruff and 1 Black-tailed Godwit to the south of the reserve. (T Blunden)

Lizard: Wryneck in the village, plus 4 Sooty Shearwater, 14 Great Skua and a tuna sp. offshore. (T Blunden)

Soapy Cove, The Lizard: 2 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Dartford Warbler, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 adult, 1 young), 1 Kestrel and 1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger – photos)

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Sennen: 6 Ringed Plovers at Trevear Farm, one taken by a juv Peregrine. (DK Parker)

Nanjizal:  1 Wryneck also 19 Reed Warbler, 30 Sedge Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler and 22 Whitethroat. (KA Wilson)

Sennen: 2 Green Sandpiper at Brew Pool. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

MJS & DKP

Friday 28th August 2015

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-billed Tropicbird past 08:00 – 08:05. (G Wyatt) 1 Wryneck by Rosevale Cottage. Also Humpback Whale reported.

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise: 4 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Grey Phalarope, 5 Storm Petrel and 4 Manx Shearwater between Penzance and Wolf Rock. 4 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 1 possible Wilson’s Petrel and 8 Arctic Terns between Wolf Rock and Penzance. (M Elliott)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 sum plum Grey Plover. (T McGowan)

Cadgwith: 1 Sunfish. (R Carter)

Rosudegeon: 1 Sparrowhawk attacking House Sparrow on feeder. (A James – photos)

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Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Mandarin. (BR Field)

Crowdy Reservoir: 3 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Common  Sandpiper. (B Craven)

Helford: 1 Osprey at Tremayne Quay.

MJS & DKP

 

Thursday 27th August 2015

Late news, 27/8, Kenidjack: 1 f Marsh Harrier. (S Turner)

East Looe River, Terras Bridge: 250 Canada Geese, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Moorhen, 2 Little Egret, 5 Black-headed Gull and 20 Mallard. (D Spooner)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Coot, 2 Little Stint, 2 Wheatear and 3 Whinchat. (T McGowan, MJ Spicer)

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St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at 20:25. (MJ Spicer)

Mylor Churchtown: 15 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Turnstone.  Also nest containing 4 young Swallows. (J St Ledger, S Jackson)

Porth Kidney: Still at least 3 Little Tern and c20 Sandwich Tern at the mouth of the Hayle estuary at 08:00. (DK Parker L Proctor)

Siblyback Lake: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull in the roost this evening plus 2 Common Sandpiper. (DK Parker)

Porthgwarra (07.00-09.30): 24 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 14 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua and 12 Storm Petrel.

Scillonian Crossing: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Great shearwater, 2 Grey Phalarope, 13 Long-tailed Skua and 1 Minke Whale.

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Wednesday 26th August 2015

Late news, 25/8, Paul: 1 Wryneck in private garden. (per R Butts)

Late news, 25/8, Porthgwarra: 1 possible Yelkouan Shearwater and 1 possible Barolo Shearwater.

Kingsmill Lake: 7 Ruff and 3 Knot this morning. (M Beer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Lelant Saltings: 2 Little Stint, 2 Knot and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. ( D Eva) Also 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Common Sand, 6 Wigeon and Teal15. (B Mellow) Plus 1 Osprey.  15.15-16.15. caught small fish. (I Webster, D Parker) And also 1 Sparrowhawk taking a Common Sandpiper and 1 Peregrine failing to take a Greenshank. (R Farnes) Plus the same and 8 Dunlin. (J St Ledger)  Ryan’s Field: 4 Common Sandpiper and 2 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

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Carbis Bay, Porthkidney Sands: 24 Little Tern [this is the biggest flock I have seen in Cornwall] 8 Black Tern, 45 Sandwich Tern, 40 Common Tern and 5 Arctic Tern all being chased by a dark phase Arctic Skua. (B Mellow)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel and 1 Greenshank. (J St Ledger)

Porthgwarra: 39 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 49 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater and 2 Arctic Tern past.

Rame Head: 177 Balearic Shearwater past.

Gannel Estuary: 1 Ruff, 13 Whimbrel and 19 Dunlin. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 1 Balearic Shearwater and 2 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe)

Kynance Cove:  53 Cory’s Shearwater, also Balearic Shearwater and Sooty Shearwater.

Porthgwarra, (06.15 – 20.30): 1 Long-tailed Skua, 57 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwater, 103 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 32 Arctic Tern and 32 Storm Petrel.

Lizard Point (16.30 – 18.00): 6 Great Shearwater, 9 Cory’s Shearwater and 6 Sooty Shearwater.

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Tuesday 25th August 2015

Late news, 15/8, Falmouth, Trewithen: 2 Turtle Dove. (J Crooks)

Late news, Truro, Boscawen Park: 1 juv Black Redstart. (J Parfitt)

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Porthleven (early morning):Storm Petrel, 8 Black Tern, 23 Arctic Tern, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 2 Ruff and 3 Scoter. (D Langston)

Torpoint: 1 Cormorant swallowing fish. (R Napp)

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Tresillian: 30+ Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper and 1 Bullfinch. (M Jones)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Lelant Saltings: 10 Ruff, 5 Knot, 5 Turnstone (3 sum plum), 2 Greenshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Sanderling, 100+ Dunlin, 70+ Ringed Plover, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Wigeon, 1 Peregrine, 80+ Common Tern, 120+ Sandwich Tern and 5 Little Tern. (S Turner + I Webster) Also 1 Spotted Redshank. (R Farnes) and 1 Ring-billed Gull and 2 Little Stint. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)  Ryan’s Field: 2 Common Sandpiper and  1 Whimbrel. (S Turner)

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Stithians Reservoir: 6 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Whimbrel, 9 Snipe, 2 Swift and 1 Kingfisher. (D Eva)

Cudden Point:  2 Wheatear and 1 Great Skua. (I Webster)

Porthgwarra: (08:00-18:30) 125+ Cory’s Shearwater, (including 11+ feeding close inshore all afternoon), 35 Great Shearwater, 14 Sooty Shearwater, 50+ Balearic Shearwater, c60 Storm Petrel, c12 Great Skua, 8 Arctic Skua, c40 Arctic Tern, 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull and 1 Puffin. Also 1 Sunfish, c20 Common Dolphin and Harbour Porpoise. (DK Parker, M Elliott & M Wallace) Also 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling at Roskestal. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

The Lizard (18.00-20.00): 21 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 27 Balearic  Shearwater and 1 Sooty Shearwater. (D Langston)

Penzance: 1 Velvet Scoter offshore yacht club. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 m Garganey again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Bass Point: 1 Cory’s Shearwater.

Scillonian crossing: 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater and 3 Storm Petrel.

Rame Head (09.00 – 12.30): 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 25 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 3 Great Skua and 1 Arctic Skua.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Black Tern and 1 Spotted Redshank.

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