Wednesday 7th September 2016

Late news, 4/7, Ryan’s Field, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 63 Sandwich Tern at evening high tide roost. (Paul St Pierre)

Late news, 6/9, Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Common Sandpiper and 6 Teal. (S Lister)

Late news, 6/9, Marazion Beach: 1 Sandwich Tern, 130 Ringed Plover, 100 Dunlin, 40 Sanderling, 25 Turnstone, 2 Knot, 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (P Fraser)

Trethew Mill, Lanlivery: 2 Bee-eater over late morning. (R Parslow)

Nanjizal: 1 immature Paddyfield Warbler trapped and ringed this morning. (West Cornwall Ringing Group)

Rame: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 1 Blackcap, 11 Chiffchaff and 1 Common Lizard. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Marazion Beech: 1 Buff-beasted Sandpiper. (P Clement) Also 2 Little Stint. (P Freestone)

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Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 7 Whimbrel, 2 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Bar-tail Godwit, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 50+ Redshank, 60+ Curlew, 2 Dunlin and 19 Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger – photos)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: 1 Knot, 3 Green Sandpiper, 21 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Turnstone, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Wigeon and 1 Peregrine harassing Dunlin. (R Veal)

Kenidjack: c10 Chiffchaff, 1 willow Warbler, 1 Whitethroat and 2 Chough. (DK Parker)

Nanquidno: 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat and 1 Wheatear. (DK Parker, P Freestone)

Porth Joke: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (S Rowe)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: 3 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 40 Little Egret, 9 Mute Swan, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 45 Canada Goose, 2 Shelduck, 15 Mallard, 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Moorhen, 60 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 21 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 65 Redshank, 22 Greenshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, c100 Curlew, 3 Ruff, c150 Black-headed Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 50 Herring Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 3 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 6 House Martin, 15 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, c200 Rook, 40 Carrion Crow and 7 House Sparrow. (M Scawen)

Colliford Lake: 1 Adult Hobby, 5 Immature Great-crested Grebe and 1 Wheatear. (M Frost)

Siblyback Lake: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper but no sign since 10:30. Also Pectoral Sanpiper and 2 Little Ringed Plover still. (DI Julian)

Porthgwarra: Marsh Harrier, 1 Ruff, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 16 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Wheatear and 2 Whinchat. (M Wallace)

Boat Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel.

Land’s End: 1 Wryneck.

MJS & DKP

Tuesday 6th September 2016

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 16 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Kingfisher, 4 ad Med Gull. Lelant Saltings: 2 Common Sandpiper, 40 Redshank, 5 Greenshank. Carnsew Pool: 1 Turnstone, 15 Sanderling, 130 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover, 7 Sandwich Tern. (R Veal)

Downderry: 2 Sandwich Tern, 6 Common Scoter and 9 Balearic Shearwater flew west before 0810. Also 4 Sandwich Tern east and 3 White Wagtail on the beach. (A Payne)

Boat Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel.

Helston Loe Pool: 1 Dalmatian Pelican.

Siblyback Lake: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, 8 Ringed Plover, 1 juv Cuckoo and 1 Kingfisher. (C Buckland – photo, M Beer)

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Colliford Lake: 2 Whinchats, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 30 Lapwing and 5 Common Tern. (C Buckland, M Beer)

St John’s Lake: 9 Pale Bellied Brent Goose, 8 Sandwich Tern, 11 Med Gull, 2 Ringed Plover, 7 Turnstone and 14 Dunlin.(C Buckland, M Beer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 5 Mallard, 2 Teal, 1 drake Pochard, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 18 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Marazion Beach: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper and 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (M Rawlings)

Land’s End: 1 Wryneck by Trinity Pool.

Madron: 1 Wryneck along track at Ding Dong.

MJS & DKP

Sunday 4th September 2016

Pendeen Watch: 11 Cory’s Shearwater, 34 Great Shearwater, 212 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 19 Fulmar, 6 Bonxie, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Curlew, 2 Cetacean sp and 1 Ocean Sunfish (M McKee, DS Flumm et al.)

Marazion Beach: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper,1 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Knot, 50+ Dunlin, c70 Ringed Plover, 20 Sanderling, 20+ Turnstone, 1 Little Stint and 1 Whimbrel. (S Turner, D Eva, B Toms, M Curtis, R Veal – photos, M McKee – photos, J Chapple – video)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1f Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 6 Teal, 1f Reed Bunting and 2 Cetti’s Warbler (S Turner, D Eva, R Veal, S& PM Rogers)

Cleave Cliffs and Stow Barton nr. Bude: 4 Stonechat, 2 Raven, c40 Linnet, 4 Willow Warbler, 27 Swallow, 32 House Sparrow, several Blue Tit and 5 Chaffinch. (H Kendall)

Kenidjack: 10 Chough, 2 Blackcap. (R Veal)

Nanquidno: Wryneck from the 5 barred gate. (M Halliday)

Siblyback Lake: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 2 Little Stints, 9 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 9 Ring Plover, 7 Dunlins, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 1 juv Peregrine, 2 Common Buzzard, 15 Pied Wagtail, 1 Tufted Duck, 14 Little Grebe, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Willow Warbler and 3 Chiffchaff. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper. (S & PM Rogers)

Porthleven: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Curlew, 300+ Manx Shearwater and 1000+ Gannet. (I Maclean)

Loe Pool: 1 Dalmatian Pelican, 1 Little Stint, 3 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper and 2 Kingfisher. (I Maclean)

Loe Bar: 2 Chough. (I Maclean)

River Fal/Truro River Junction: 1 Osprey (immature) (J Irvine & B Osman)

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Treen: 1 Cory’s Shearwater and 90+ Balearic Shearwater.

Porthgwarra: 3 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater and 3 Balearic Shearwater.

Boat Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel.

St Ives: 1 Cory’s Shearwater and 1 Great Shearwater.

Truro: Spoonbill again at Calenick Creek.

MJS & DKP

Saturday 3rd September 2016

Late news 1/9 east of Zennor: 1 Osprey. (M Goddard)

Porthgwarra: 1 Fea’s type Petrel, 101 Cory’s Shearwater, 18 Great Shearwater, 24 Balearic Shearwater, 20 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Storm Petrel, 5 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Razorbill, 2 Peregrine and 2 Chough. ( M Ahmad, D Pointon, B Field – photos et al)

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Lamorna, Tater-du: Seawatch 07:15 to 12.00 – 21 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Skua and 1 Arctic Skua. (M McKee)

Marazion Beach: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Knot at the Red River Mouth at 9:00 am. Also 1 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail, c50 Ringed Plover, c50 Dunlin, c15 Sanderling, c20 Turnstone, 5 Med Gull along the beach. (R Veal, R Farnes – photos 1 & 2, B Field – photo 3)

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Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin and 10 House Martin. (D Eva)

Boat Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel.

Helston Loe Pool: 1 Dalmatian Pelican, 2 Common Sandpipers and 5 Dunlin (J&D Chapman)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Knot, 27 Greenshank, 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Pale- bellied Brent Geese and 2 Dunlin. (M Beer)

Tresillian: 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 5 Redshank and 1 Common Sandpiper. (M Jones)

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Friday 2nd September 2016

Late news, 23/8, Par: A Hoopoe in a private garden for at least 4 days. (M Bailey)

Marazion Beach: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, c70 Ringed Plover, c30 Dunlin, c30 Sanderling, c20 Turnstone, 1 Knot and 5 Med Gull. (P St Pierre, G Gordon et al.)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 16 Mallard, 5 Teal, 6 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 22 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Scillonian III Penzance Harbour: 1m Eider. Penzance – Wolf Rock: 1 Great Shearwater, 8 Manx Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel, 1 Puffin, 1 Ocean Sunfish and 2 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf Rock – Penzance: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, c150 Manx Shearwater, 2 Razorbill, 12+ Common Dolphin, 3 Harbour Porpoise and 1 Grey Seal. (MT Elliott, MJ Spicer)

Boat Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel. (R Farnes – photos)

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Porthkidney Sands: 2 Common Tern and 22 Sanderling. (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Swallow on Ryan’s Field. (K Bowers)

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Wadebridge: 4 Dotterel flew from Treraven Meadows towards the estuary. (DI Julian)

Helston Loe Pool: 1 ad Dalmatian Pelican. (B Sharples)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 juv Pectoral Sandpiper and 1 Curlew Sandpiper.

MJS & DKP

Monday 22nd August 2016

Porthgwarra: Seawatch 08:15 to 10:15hrs – 6 Cory’s Shearwater, 26 Sooty Shearwater, 11 Balearic Shearwater, 34 Storm Petrel, 4 Bonxie, 6 Arctic Tern and 2 Common Scoter. (D Flumm, P Freestone, P&H Taylor et al)

Devoran: 1 Dalmatian Pelican still at Restronguet Creek. (B Bennett)

Boat Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Ruff, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 1 Curlew and 3 Teal. (J St Ledger, J Cope)

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Bude: 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 200+ Canada Goose, 50+ Black-headed Gull, 6 Cormorant and c20 Swallow (H Wilkins)

St Levan: 1 Quail early morning. (P Freestone)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Ruff, before the hide, 5 Common Sandpiper on the opposite bank and 2 Green Sandpiper. (R Farnes – photos)

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St Austell: 1 Honey Buzzard reported over.

MJS & DKP

Sunday 21st August 2016

Pendeen:Wilson’s Petrel, 65 Storm Petrel, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 28 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Long-tailed Skua, 22 Great Skua, 14 Arctic Skua and 1 Sabine’s Gull. (R Augarde, D Flumm, B Mellow, S Rogers, L&R Wilkins, DJ Holman et al)

Porthgwarra: 6 Cory’s Shearwater, 7 Great Shearwater, 15 Balearic Shearwater, 33 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel, 4 Arctic Skua and 3 Great Skua. (R Augarde, L&R Wilkins et al.)

Devoran: 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Whimbrel, 80 Redshank and 1 Dalmatian Pelican. (S Rogers)

Boat Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 23 Common Sandpiper, 6 Dunlin, 1 Snipe plus good numbers of House Martin, Sand Martin and Swallow. (S Northwood, G Adams, D Eva, B Toms, M Curtis, J St Ledger – photo)

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Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Sanderling, 2 Ruff, 11 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper plus 14 Ringed Plover,Dunlin flew over (M Wallace, A Mckechnie – photo)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Green Sandpiper flew from Ryan’s Field to Lelant Saltings. Lelant Saltings: 1 juv Sandwich Tern, 5 Dunlin, c30 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 6 Common Sandpiper. Ryan’s Field: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Med Gull. (R Veal)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 10 Canada Goose,7 Cormorant, 8 Great Crested Grebe,11 Mallard,9 Teal ,3 Tufted Duck,1 Common Sandpiper, 45 Dunlin, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Buzzard, 3 Raven, 30 Carrion Crow, 3 Jackdaw, 9 Magpie, 2 Starling,1 Wood Pigeon, 3 Stock Dove,1 juv Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Wheatear, 104 Swallow, 7 House Martin,12 Stonechat (3 prs,8 juvs), 8 Reed Bunting (6 Juvs),12 Linnet, 8 Goldfinch, 67 Meadow Pipit, 23 Pied Wagtail and a Rabbit. (DA Conway)

Windmill Farm: 4 Wheatear and 13 Ringed Plover over. (D Wright – photo)

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Truro, Idless: 2 Chiffchaff feeding on fennel 12″ from kitchen window (B Kennett)

Bude: 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 9 Canada Goose, 5 Black-headed Gull, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Cormorant, 3 Oystercatcher, 6 Turnstone and 1 Pied Wagtail (H Wilkins)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 juv Garganey and 1 Bar-headed Goose. (C Selway)

Camel Estuary: 1 Little Egret from Burniere hide. (K Bowers)

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Travose Head: 1 juv Pomarine Skua.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Curlew Sandpiper.

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