Sunday 5th August 2018

Late news, 4/8, Penwithick: Marsh Tit came in about 19:15. (K Bowers)

Marsh Tit – Kevin Bowers

Cremyll, Tamar Estuary: Osprey west. (B Bosisto)

Porthgwarra: 4 Pied Flycatcher, 19 Willow Warbler, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Whimbrel, Swallow passing at c300/hour, House Martin at c50/hour. Also 1 Sooty Shearwater flew past the cove. (M Wallace, R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins, B Mellow)

Nanquidno: 2 Marsh Harrier over. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 ad Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper. (S Rogers)

Stithians: 32 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Egret. (J Chapman)

Lethytep, Lanreath: 2 Green Sandpiper. (P Hambly)

Green Sandpipers – Philip Hambly

Padstow: 6 Sandwich Tern off Tregirls beach. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 2 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Par Beach Pool: 189 Black headed Gull, 9 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 little Egret, 1 Muscovey, 1 Teal, 2 Coot, 1 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 4 Grey Heron, 4 Coot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Great Crested Grebe +3 juv, 3 Raven, 3 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 5 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, Curlew and Oystercatcher. (M Lammas) 2 Common Sandpiper on stream from boating lake sluice gate to main channel. (S Grose)

Goss Moor: A total of 67 new birds ringed. 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 28 Blackcap, 15 Garden Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Willow Tit and 1 Kingfisher (first for the site). Also one juvenile Hobby over. (P Roseveare)

Buttermilk Hill/Rosewall Hill: 1 female Marsh Harrier, 60+ Linnet in a pre-migratory creche with largely young birds second-brooded, 12 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Stonechat. (V Stratton)

Marsh Harrier – Viv Stratton

Kennack Sands: a white Sand Martin, seen several times down on the second beach. It was entering several nesting holes, and being seen off by the other birds with gusto! Never seen this before. (L Routh)

Penhale Point area: 9 Chough, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Whimbrel, 7 Stonechat. (S Grose)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper and 1 Hobby. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 7 Lapwing. (J St Ledger)

Green Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Windmill Farm: Southern Migrant Hawker – at least 3 today. First found by M Silk. First record for the reserve. (D Wright)

Southern Migrant Hawker – Dougy Wright

Trefusis Point, Flushing: small group of Stonechat. (T Mason)

Stonechat – Tim Mason

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Friday 3rd August 2018

Late news, 2/8, Downderry seawatch 16:00-20:30: Sea flat calm. 35 Common Scoter east, 120 House Martin coasting west, 2 pods of Common Dolphin, some jumping clear of water. Gannets diving on fish shoals, 6 Med Gull west, 4 Cory’s Shearwater west, 14 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, 5 Pied Wagtail, Herring and Black-headed Gulls, 3 Great Black-backed Gull. (C Buckland)

St Ives Island (06:26-08:30): 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1174 Manx Shearwater, 1 Med Gull, c10 Common Scoter, 2+ Sandwich Tern, Whimbrel, Turnstone, Sanderling, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper and 1+ Ocean Sunfish. (L Langley)

Bude Headland: small family groups of Manx Shearwater roughly 1 mile out 07:00, 86 Black-headed Gull on bowling green near cricket pitch, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine and 2 Raven. (N Bastin)

Kestrel, Nigel Bastin

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Snipe, 22 Curlew, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Buzzard (adult) feeding frog to 2 young Buzzard. From Stuart Hutchings hide. (J St Ledger)

Wood Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Porthilly Point: 18 Sandwich Tern, 29 Mediterranean Gull, 76 Black headed Gull, 2 Curlew, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 39 Oystercatcher, 15 Sand Martin, Linnets sifting through the seaweed on the shoreline. (S Grose)

Ruan Lanihorne: Osprey circling, causing panic and flight of all the other birds, present at 09:05. (D Hall)

Tregantle seawatch 08:00-10:00: 11 Manx Shearwater west, 20 House Martin west, 100+ Herring Gull with Gannets on fish shoal off firing ranges, 8 Cormorant, 3 juv Whitethroat. (C Buckland)

Millbrook Lake: 200+ Black-headed Gull, 89 Redshank, 1 Little Egret. (C Buckland)

Rock: 2 Sparrowhawk (1 fem & 1 presumed juv) from a private garden. (S Grose)

Geevor: 3 Wheatear. Yesterday 5 Painted Ladies on the Pendeen to Geevor coast path. (A Hartley)

Pendeen: Sedge Warbler, several juv Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, Kestrel, Buzzard, noticeable increase in the number of Swallows around, 1 Swift over. Also Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (A Hartley)

Mousehole: 2 Med Gull off the Rock Pool Cafe. (A Hartley)

Nanjizal: 123 new birds ringed. Of note were 11 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 55 Sedge Warbler, 6 Reed Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 21 Whitethroat and 1 Blackcap. A juvenile Skylark was a nice surprise in the nets. (P Roseveare)

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Thursday 19th July 2018

Maer Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Knot. (B Bryne)

Walmsley:  68 Little Egrets, 1 Greenshank, 8 Grey Heron. (A Langdon)

Little Egrets, Adrian Langdon

Little Egrets, Adrian Langdon

Porthilly: 39 Mediterranean Gull and 100+ Black-headed Gull at the sewage treatment works as the tanks were being stirred today. (S Grose)

Nr. Trevelgue: 1 Corn Bunting. (S Gray)

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Thursday 21st June 2018

Plusha: 1 Red Kite at 19:00 this evening. (T Potterton)

Newquay Trenance Gardens: 1 Sparrowhawk with prey at 06:00. (S Grose)

Lizard: c80 Swift. (D Flumm)

Walmsley: female Gadwall with 8 ducklings. (A Langdon)

Gadwall, Adrian Langdon

St. Martin, Looe: Red-legged Partridge and 3 young. (P Sharp) 

Red-legged Partridge, Philip Sharp

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Wednesday 20th June 2018

Late news, 19/6, Marazion Beach: 25 Sanderling, 5 (ad. s/p) Dunlin. (J Hawkey)

Newquay, Huer’s Hut: 5 Kittiwake (only one bird sitting on a nest) & 2 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Port Isaac, Treharrock Manor: 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 5 Raven over. (S Grose)

Penzance: 10 Sandwich Tern off Western Promenade at 15:45. (J Evans)

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Tuesday 19th June 2018

Porthgwarra (10:40-13:30): 2 Sooty Shearwater,18 Storm Petrel, 19 Puffin, 36 Common Scoter, 3 Med Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern. (M Wallace)

Porthilly Point: 1 Curlew, 1 Dunlin, 49 non-breeding Oystercatcher, 24 Sand Martin, 4 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose

Camel Estuary: 5 Mediterranean Gull on main channel opposite the sewage treatment works this evening. (S Grose)

Culdrose: 2 Spotted Flycatchers. (D Wright)

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Monday 18th June 2018

Late news, 17/6, Lizard Point (17:30-18:30): 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1200 Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 2 Med Gull (first since early May), Puffins. (T Blunden)

Late news, 17/6, Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 5 Curlew, 1 of which was ringed and identified as an adult female ringed on its breeding grounds near Ladbergen, Steinfurt, Germany on 18th May 2012. She was seen at Gorrangorras last year. Many thanks to Mark Grantham for this information. (J St Ledger)

Croft Pascoe: 1 pair of Spotted Flycatcher feeding 2 young in trees, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (2 adult, 1 juv), 5 Siskin, 1 Cuckoo. Also numbers of Chiffchaff, Goldfinch and Willow Warbler. (J St Ledger)

Goonhilly Downs:1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in tree opposite Telstar garage. (J St Ledger)

Tater-du (15:25 – 17:55): 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 8 Puffin, 28 Kittiwake. (M McKee)

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