Thursday 31st August 2017

Late news, 30/8, Drift Reservoir: 4 Green Sandpiper. (R Veal)

Lizard Village: Melodious Warbler in a private garden. (per T Blunden)

Land’s End – Sennen: 3 Yellow Wagtail with cattle in field by Trinity Cottages, 2 Wheatear on cliff, hybrid Crow still, 4 alba Wagtail. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra: Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Tree Pipit, 6 Wheatear, 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail and a Redshank between Porthgwarra and St Levan. Also a Firecrest in the Doctor’s Garden (Rosevale). (MD Wallace) 2 Whimbrel on moor, 1 Greenshank flying overhead calling, 2 Chough, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Tree Pipit (60′ cover), 3 Wheatear, 4 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 7 Chiffchaff. (JH & K Dalziel)

Porthgwarra: 1 Great Shearwater, 13 Balearic Shearwater, 81 Sooty Shearwater and 7 Storm Petrel in 5.5 hours.

Gillan Creek: 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher,  9 alba Wagtail flew west. (D Collins)

Mawgan Creek: 30 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher. (D Collins)

Gweek Creek: 5 Dunlin, 10 Greenshank, 14 Redshank. (D Collins)

Church Cove, Lizard: 2 Blackcap, 1 Common Whitethroat, 10 Yellow Wagtail, 24 Pied Wagtail, 6 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 100 Linnet. (D Collins)

Cardinham Woods: 1 Treecreeper, 2 Grey Wagtail, 20+ Goldcrest from the cycle track and 3-4 Yellow Wagtail over. (R Veal)

Newlyn Bridge: 11 Turnstone. (P Taylor)

Rame Head & Penlee: Spotted Flycatcher, 20 Wheatear, 14 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail, juv Mediterranean Gull. (P Aley)

Mount Edgcumbe: 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, Sand Martin, ad Mediterranean Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern. (P Aley)

Croft Pascoe: 5 Spotted Flycatcher. Also numbers of Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Coal Tit. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

Venton Hill Point, Lizard: 2 Chough, 2 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Curlew. Butterflies – 2 Clouded Yellow, 4 Painted Lady. (J St Ledger)

Gweek: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Dunlin from opposite the seal sanctuary. (J St Ledger)

Kingsmill Lake: 6 Sandwich Tern, 2 Arctic Tern and 7 Little Tern (5 or 6 juv), 6 Dunlin. (M Beer, P Kemp, M Northey, J Mitchell, C Buckland)

Sennen Cove: 9+ Common Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Tern and c140 Kittiwake on Cowloe. At least 17 imm Mediterranean Gull on the beach and sea. (R Butts)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Gadwall, 1 Garganey, 23 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 10 Little Grebe, 29 Moorhen, 1 Coot and 1 Snipe plus 2 Cetti’s Warbler singing. (DK Parker)

Devoran: 1 juv Osprey opposite Tallacks Creek in the wood showing well until dusk. (S & P Rogers, L Wilkins)

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Wednesday 30th August 2017

Late News, 29/08, Gweek, (creek opposite seal sanctuary): 12 Redshank, 5 Greenshank. (D Collins).

Late News, 29/08, Lizard, Kynance: 6 Yellow Wagtail, 5 alba wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 50 Linnet, 2 Chough Pistil Meadow: 2 Common Whitethroat, 30 Meadow Pipit in adjacent field. Old Lizard Head: 3 Wheatear, 6 alba wagtail. (D Collins)

Late news, 29/8, Coverack: 1 Great Northern Diver. (P Wood)

Great Northern Diver, Peter Wood

Porthgwarra/St Levan: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 32 Willow Warbler, 12 Tree Pipit, 18 Wheatear, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Golden Plover. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 10+ Willow Warbler. (R Veal) 1 possible Yelkouan Shearwater reported lingering offshore with Manx Shearwater flock this morning.

Spotted Flycatcher, Reuben Veal

Land’s End: 20+ Willow Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail over Treeve Moor. 1 Sooty Shearwater on the sea. (R Veal)

Polgigga: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 alba Wagtail, 1 Willow Warbler. (R Veal)

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest. (N Wheatley)

Newquay, Towan Head: 1 Firecrest (flying below me and hugging the coastline), 3 Wheatear, 3 Curlew, 48 Oystercatcher, 51 Turnstone. Also 2 Chiffchaff in tamarisk bushes behind Fistral Beach. (S Grose)

Truro: 1 Leaf Warbler sp. in private garden in Stratton Terrace. Did not look bright enough for Yellow-browed Warbler and the white primary edgings were not there. The eye stripe looked paler and more worn than Yb or Greenish and the wing bar looked more pronounced than the Greenish but less so than the YB. I thought there might have been a suggestion of a second wing bar but the glimpse I had was so fleeting that I am not certain. The bird was in sight for less than a minute. It went into a Liquidamber tree and then over to a Willow and was in plain sight for about 30 secs. All I can definitely say is a Leaf Warbler. (D Jenkins)

The Rumps and Pentire Point: 7 Fulmar, 50 Gannet, 16 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 2 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Pheasant, 2 Oystercatcher, 50 Black-headed Gull, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 70 Herring Gull, 6 Wood Pigeon, 2 Swallow, 2 Meadow Pipit, 9 Rock Pipit, 5 Dunnock, 3 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 4 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Rook, 4 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 1 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 25 Goldfinch, 50 Linnet. Also 1 Grey Seal, 7 Large White, 2 Small Heath, 1 Speckled Wood, 5 Meadow Brown, 2 Small Copper, 2 Common Blue. (M Scawen et al)

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Tuesday 29th August 2017

Late news, 27/7, Sennen Cove: Green-ringed juvenile Mediterranean Gulls RP7E & ROCK both ringed 1st July 2017 at Barbatre, Polder de Sebastopol. Green-ringed juvenile Mediterranean Gull RT88 also ringed 1st July 2017 at Marais de la Pinardiere on Isle Noirmoutior. The 5 green-ringed Med Gulls seen here since 30th July form part of over 1000 juveniles ringed the same day on the Noirmoutior Peninsular on the west coast of France, south of Saint Nazaire. (J Hawkey)

Late news, 28/8, Cheesewring Quarry: 1 Black Redstart, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Tree Pipit, 6 Meadow Pipit, 6 Northern Wheatear, 5 Grey Wagtail and a large mixed flock of hirundines, mainly House Martin. (R Hollis)

Porthgwarra Cove (seawatch 06:40-09:10): 44 Sooty Shearwater, 9 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 7 Bonxie, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Tern, 1 Commic Tern, 2 Med Gull, c80 Kittiwake.  Thousands Manx Shearwaters & hundreds Gannets feeding up to a mile offshore and inshore flocks of Herring, Great & Lesser-black Backed Gulls taking sprat by simply upending. Also 1 Minke Whale, pod 5 Harbour Porpoise & 35 Common Dolphin in pods 5, 8, 10 & 12. (D Flumm, G Hirons) Also 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat and 1 Spotted Flycatcher around the village in a brief search before the fog set in. (DK Parker)

Porthgwarra/St Levan: 1 Turtle Dove (at Arden-Sawah), 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 11 Willow Warbler, 13 Tree Pipit, 5 Yellow Wagtail. (M Wallace)

Marazion: 1 juv Garganey, 1 Coot, 2 Gadwall on Longrock Pool; 1 Sandwich Tern, 4 Black-tailed Godwit from the beach. (R Veal)

Stannon Pit to Rough Tor, Bodmin Moor: 30+ Golden Plover, 4 in summer plumage. 30+ Wheatear, 60+ Meadow Pipits, 12 Linnet, 4 Raven, 6 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 2 Painted Lady, 6 Tortoiseshell, 8 Red Admiral, 3 Peacock, 2 Small Copper, 10 Speckled Wood. (D Thomas)

Rock, Porthilly Point: 101 Mediterranean Gull, 207 Oystercatcher, 32 Sandwich Tern, 2 Sand Martin still feeding young in nesting burrow. (S Grose)

Land’s End: c2,500 Gannet, c15,000 Manx Shearwater feeding and resting on the sea with c6 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Great Skua mixed in. Also 2, probably 3 Minke Whale regularly breaching and showing well not far offshore, surprisingly no other cetaceans seen. (P&H Taylor, R&I Archer, DK Parker)

Sennen: 31 Common Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 1 Roseate Tern (adult) and 3 Sandwich Tern on Cowloe. (DK Parker)

Rame Head: 15 Yellow Wagtail, in one flock feeding around the neck area, 2 Wheatear,1 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Gulval: Female Peafowl with 3 small young. Max count recently has been 7 together and there are also two older young, which may have been the result of an early brood this year. Current estimate of the local population is stable at about 20 individuals. (M Spicer)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 6 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler. (P Fraser)

Stenalees: 1 Hobby. (B Bosistow)

Sennen Cove: 47+ Mediterranean Gull (40+ juveniles). (J Hawkey)

Penryn River: 1 juv Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, c26 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 4 Turnstone & 2 Common Sandpiper. (L Langley)

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Monday 28th August 2017

Penzance Pelagic: next sailing 5pm Wednesday 30th August, cost £25. To book contact Mermaid office on 07901 731201.

Late News, 27/08, Levant Mine: 4 Chough. Sennen: 2 Minke Whale feeding. I spoke to a kayaker who we also watched who said the sea was teeming with fish; Sprats, Herring, Mackerel and Tuna. (H Hawke)

Late News, 27/08, College Reservoir: 16+ Mediterranean Gull (mostly juvs), part of a big flock that all dropped in together at 17.00, 1 Little Egret. (L Langley) Almost certainly a site record for College and Argal.

Lands End 09:00 – 11:42: Thousands of Manx Shearwater offshore, 60+ Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Bonxie, 2 Common Tern, 1 Yellow Wagtail. 2 Minke Whale (occasionally breaching), 2 Bottlenose Dolphin, 10+ Common Dolphin. (C & P Leigh)

Land’s End: 117 Swallow, 27 House Martin, 14 Chiffchaff, 15 Tree Pipit, 4 Grey Wagtail, 4 Chough, 8 ‘alba’ Wagtail, 13 Common Whitethroat, 1 Water Rail, 3 Common Redshank, 1 Firecrest, 1 juvenile Peregrine, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler. Also ‘hippolais’ Warbler seen in flight near the car park bushes. (B Bosistow, P Roseveare)

Sennen: 9 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 79 Common Tern, 6 Arctic Tern, 1 Roseate Tern (adult), 7 Sandwich Tern, 1 Great Skua, 1 Dunlin, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 21 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Minke Whale and 1 Whale sp (showed well, significantly larger than the Minkes with a slightly longer, more curved dorsal fin, Fin Whale perhaps?). (B Bosistow, P Roseveare)

Nanjizal: c115 birds ringed. 3 Willow Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff, 27 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 29 Sedge Warbler,13 Whitethroat, 7 Reed Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, Firecrest, 2 Tree Pipit. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra/St Levan: 2 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Whinchat, 19 Tree Pipit, 6 Willow Warbler, Wheatear, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Clouded Yellow. (M Wallace)

Scillonian lll crossing to St Marys, am: Wilson’s Petrel, 50+ Storm Petrel, Great Shearwater, Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, Common Scoter, 2 Arctic Tern, Minke Whale, 4+ Bottlenose Dolphin, 20+ Common Dolphin, Common Seal. (L Linacre)

St Just: 7 Tree Pipit (site record for me) between Cot Valley and Nanquidno, 1 Osprey soaring over St Just at 11:15 before moving off northeast. (N Wheatley)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute Swan, 2 Gadwall, 18 Mallard, 1 Garganey, 17 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 1 Coot, 23 Moorhen, 8 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe, 1 Dunlin and c600 Swallow. (DK Parker, P Taylor)

Rame Head: 6 Yellow Wagtail, 2+ Wheatear. (D Allan)

St Gennys: 2 juv Osprey over today at 13:00, lots of warblers passing through mostly Willow and Chiffchaff the odd Garden and Wood, small family groups of Hirundinidae mostly Swallows. (N Bastin)

Osprey, Nigel Bastin

Cleave Cliffs, Bude: 1 Kestrel, 30+ Swallow, 2 House Martin, 5 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 1 juvenile Yellow Wagtail, c40 Linnet. (H Kendall)

Constantine: single Swift over this afternoon. (D Collins)

Penwithick: 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Blue Tit, 4 Goldfinch, 9 House Sparrow, 1 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 5 Chaffinch. (K Bowers)

Sparrowhawk, Kevin Bowers

Colliford Reservoir: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 6 Pied Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 150+ House Martin, good numbers of Swallow, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (C Buckland)

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Sunday 27th August 2017

Lands End 08:30 – 12.30:1000+ Manx Shearwater, 10+ Sooty Shearwater, 6+ Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Bonxie, 2 Chough, 2 Minke Whale, 12+ Common Dolphin. (P & C Leigh) Also 2 Chough, 50+ auk sp. (raft), 100’s of Manx Shearwater, 6 Fulmar, 2 Kestrel, 15 Tree Pipit perched together on wires, 1 Wheatear(m), 1 Stonechat(m), 2 Painted Lady, 3 Small-Pearl Bordered Fritillary. (J Evans) Also 1 Melodious Warbler in bushes by car park this morning (R Wilkins R Augarde, R Veal) and 1 Barred Warbler. (R Wilkins R Augarde)

Porthgwarra 06:25-10:30: 9 Great Shearwater, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater. Also 2 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher on wires below Doctor’s garden; 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler at Trevean Pool and 1 Grey Squirrel running across the moor. (R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins)

Pied Flycatcher, Reuben Veal

St Levan: Dotterel south over Raftra at 1655hrs, appeared to drop down into fields above St Levan church. Also Pied Flycatcher, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 32 Tree Pipit, 13 Wheatear, 15 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Willow Warbler 2 Dunlin, 12 White Wagtail in the Pothgwarra/St Levan area (M Wallace)

Mount’s Bay: 1 Balearic Shearwater.

Stithians Reservoir: Green Woodpecker heard, 3 Heron, 3 Cormorant, 7 Pied W/Tail, Kingfisher, 18 Little Grebe, 25-30 mainly Goldfinch with some Chaffinch, all from north end. 6.30 – 7.30 am (R Hampshire)

Davidstow Airfield: 2+ Black Redstart.

Hayle: 1 Knot, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Sandwich Tern, 2 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall (D Eva)

Carbilly Tor: 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 1 Common Redstart (m), 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Wheatear (juv), 2 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker. (K Dalziel)

De Lank Water Works: 2 Yellow Wagtails (1 adult, 1 juv) with ponies, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Snipe.(K Dalziel)

Newquay, Little Fistral /Towan Head: 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 42 Turnstone, 35 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 2 juv Raven, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Wheatear, 1 Razorbill, 1 Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Sennen Cove: 20+ Mediterranean Gull (inc. 3 juveniles with French colour rings (green) – RP7E; R0CK & RT88. (J Hawkey)

Nanquidno: 2 Spotted Flycatcher (in conifers around Ashmoor Cottage)

Marazion: Arctic Skua chasing Common Tern offshore. (R Veal)

Mounts Bay: c30 Common Tern, 5 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Scoter and 1 Eider off Longrock. (DK Parker) Adult Roseate Tern. (K Wilson)

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Saturday 26th August 2017

Late news, 24/8, Mount’s Bay: Orange-billed Tern, (probably Elegant Tern) photographed from Mermaid 2 off Longrock. (M Elliott)

Late news 25/8, Holywell Bay: 4 Risso’s Dolphin off Carter’s Rock. (M Taylor)

Late news 25/8, Pistil Meadow: Melodious Warbler still present at 4pm, 3 Common Whitethroat, 6 Yellow Wagtail with cows nearby. Also 1 Clouded Yellow. (D Collins)

Late news 25/8, Housel Bay: 2 Tree Pipit. (D Collins)

Late news 25/8, Lizard Point: Pied Flycatcher in garden at Lizard Point. (D Collins)

Nanjizal: 194 birds ringed; highlights Blyth’s Reed Warber and Melodious Warbler. C.60 Tree Pipit over and an Ortolan Bunting about. (K Wilson)

(Photos of the Blyth’s Reed Warbler and Melodious Warbler can be seen on the cbwps twitter feed: https://twitter.com/CBWPS1 )

Porthgwarra 06:00-11:00: 3 Great Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 20 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel.

Land’s End – Sennen: 2 Blackcap, 12 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Whitethroat, 6 Wheatear, 26 Meadow Pipit, 2 Tree Pipit over, 20 alba Wagtail, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 hybrid Hooded Crow, 1 Whinchat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Whinchat, Phil Taylor

White Wagtail, Phil Taylor

Pied Flycatcher, Phil Taylor

Land’s End offshore: 1000’s of Manx Shearwater lingering in huge rafts this morning. Also 3 Great Shearwater, 6 Sooty Shearwater, 20+ Balearic Shearwater, 3 Great Skua and 1 Arctic Skua. Also 1 Ocean Sunfish and several sightings of at least 3 Bottlenose Dolphin. (P&C Leigh)

Lelant Water RSPB:  8 Little Egret, 2 Gadwall, 54 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 3 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 37 Oystercatcher, 16 Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin. (D Flumm)

Ryan’s Field RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 2 Mallard, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Dunlin, 1 Knot, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 12 Redshank, 58 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher. (D Flumm)

Black-tailed Godwit – Dave Flumm

Black-tailed Godwit – Dave Flumm

Torpoint: 20+ Med Gull, 20+ Sandwich Tern, 54 Curlew, 6 Turnstones, Black-headed Gull,1 Common Sandpiper,19 Redshank,100+ Oystercatcher. (C Buckland)

Mount Hawke: 1 Red Kite flying North West at 08.09. (RB Girling)

Charlestown: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 m Peregrine. (D Hastilow)

Chiffchaff – David Hastilow

Newquay, Huer’s Hut: 1 Razorbill, 2 Raven. On rocks below the hut was a mixed flock of Cormorant & Shag. 2 Cormorant were ringed, 1 with shiny metal ring on right leg, 1 with metal shiny ring above light blue ring on left leg. (S Grose)

Sennen Cove: 20 Mediterranean Gull inc juv RL9U ringed on 1st July 2017 at Polder de Sebastopol, Barbatre peninsula on west coast of France. (J Hawkey)

Hayle, Porthkidney Beach: 5 Sandwich Tern, 18 Mediterranean Gull, 1 juv Common Gull, 3 Sanderling, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin. (J Hawkey)

Kenidjack Castle: 2 Tree Pipit, 1 Cuckoo. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Cuckoo, Phil Taylor

Tree Pipit, Phil Taylor

Helston, Loe Pool: 12 adult Great Crested Grebe, and 2 (separate) juveniles. Also 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 1 Coal Tit, 8 Sand Martin. (G Adams)

Lizard Point: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 19 Balearic Shearwater, 7500 Manx Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 1 Little Egret, 5 Common Scoter, 40 Yellow Wagtail, 20 White Wagtail, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Tree Pipit, 20 Common Dolphin, 7 Harbour Porpoise. (I Maclean) 35 Yellow Wagtail. (D Eva)

Caerthillian: 1 dark-phase Honey Buzzard drifted east with 30 Common Buzzard. (D Eva, I Maclean). Also 1 Wheatear, 3 Chough and 1 albino wild Rabbit. (D Eva)

Kynance: 1 Whinchat, 7 White Wagtail, 1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Stoat killing a Brown Rat. (I Maclean)

Church Cove, Lizard: 1 Pied Flycatcher.

Porth Reservoir: 11 Great Crested Grebe including 4 juveniles, 9 Bullfinch, 2 Sedge Warbler, 7 Buzzard, flock of 27 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Coot, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Marazion: juv Garganey still on Longrock Pool. (D Parker)

Davidstow Airfield: 4 Yellow Wagtail, 3 White Wagtail, 50+ Pied Wagtail, 14+ Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 5 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel. (B Craven)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Black Redstart.

Note – it should now be possible to view photos as a slideshow again. Just click images to start or stop the slideshow.

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Friday 25th August 2017

Porthgwarra Cove (seawatch 06:45-08:45): 2 Great/Cory’s Shearwater, 41 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Balearic Shearwater and thousands Manx Shearwater in feeding rafts or flying east, later back west, 3 Common Scoter, 4 Great Skua, 25 Commic Tern and c40 Common Dolphin in four pods (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra valley: adult male Ortolan sunning itself on boulder seaward end of wall across moor flew east calling until out of sight near “Three Chimneys” cottage 09:40hrs. Also 2 Grey Heron, 6 Tree Pipit over, 13 Common Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Nanjizal: 224 ringed birds ringed (us 3 controls) including 114 Sedge Warbler, 22 Whitethroat, 15 Reed Warbler, 13 Grasshopper Warbler, 15 Blackcap,19 Willow Warbler, Firecrest and 1st y male Bluethroat. Also c15 Tree Pipit over and odd sounding Green Sandpiper last few days, flying high and very poor views. (K Wilson)

Millbrook: Greenish Warbler still at Millbrook near St Andrews Street and Hounster Drive junction though very elusive. (D Julian) 2 Tree Pipit over, 1 Wheatear, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Barn Owl nearby. (P Roseveare)

Pistil Meadow, Lizard: Melodious Warbler still this morning, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff. (S & P Rogers, I Maclean, J St. Ledger, S Kolodziejski)

Melodious Warbler, Steve Rogers

Caerthillian: 1 Tree Pipit (S & P Rogers, I MaClean, J St. Ledger, S Kolodziejski)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 7 Glossy Ibis, 7 Cattle Egret, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 2 Kingfisher, 10 Greenshanks, 40+ Godwits, 6 Green Sandpipers, 30+ Dunlin, 8 Swift, 12 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Sedge Warbler, 3 Ruff, 50+ Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Snipe, 1 Cormorant, 300+ Canada Goose, 2 Hare. (D Thomas)

Glossy Ibis, Dave Thomas

Cattle Egret, Dave Thomas

 

Sedge Warbler, Dave Thomas

Wadebridge, Burniere Point hide: 1 Kingfisher, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 45 Curlew, 3 Greenshank, 48 Little Egret, 23 Mute Swan,12 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Otter. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Common Sandpiper, 33 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 10 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret (D Eva)

Maer Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 60+ Black tailed Godwit. (H Kendall & B Bryne)

Upper Tamar Lake: 4 Buzzard, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Tit, good numbers of Swallow and a few House Martin,1 Southern Hawker, 5+ Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood. (H Kendall & B Bryne)

Kingsmill Lake: 31 Greenshank, 16 Little Egret, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 87 Curlew and Kingfisher. (P Aley)

RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 2320 Manx Shearwter, 9 Fulmar, 437 Gannet, 17 Kittiwake, 2 Guillemot, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Common Tern, 12 Common Dolphin, 3 Bottle-nosed Dolphin and 1 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 2550 Manx Shearwater, 472 Gannet, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 18 Common Dolphin, 2 Bottle-nosed Dolphin, 7 Harbour Porpoise and 1 Ocean Sunfish.  (DAConway) Wolf Rock to Scilly: 2640 Manx Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 85 Gannet, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel, 1 Common Tern, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Harbour Porpoise, 46 Common Dolphin, 1 Grey Seal and 2 Ocean Sunfish. Scilly to Wolf Rock: 1200 Manx Shearwater, 2 Fulmar, 320 Gannet, 4 Great Skua, 2 Common Tern, 15 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 12 Common Dolphin, 2 Bottle-nosed Dolphin and 1 Grey Seal (1 Prickly Stick Insect in Old Town Cemetery)    (DAConway)

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