Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Late news, 1/1, Newlyn, harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 f Black Redstart. Outside harbour: 1 ad Common Gull, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Harbour Porpoise, also Gannets and Kittiwakes. Sandy Cove: 1 Bullfinch and 1 Goldcrest. Newlyn Coombe: 1 Redwing, 1 Goldcrest and 1 flyover Peregrine. (T Mills)

Late news, 1/1, China Fleet Club/Kingsmill Lake:  2 Hawfinch in trees near picnic tables, Glossy Ibis in field opposite 2nd hide, Firecrest, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, 112 Avocet. (G Lewis)

Late news, 1/1, Windmill Farm: 1 Richard’s Pipit. (D Wright)

Late news, 1/1, Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Scaup (female). (G Lewis)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1 Ring-billed Gull still this afternoon and roosting on the water with a family of Mute Swan this evening. (J Bowen, S Grose)

Ring-billed Gull, Jayne Bowen

Ring-billed Gull, Jayne Bowen

Copperhouse: 2 Jack Snipe. (D Eva)

Hayle: 10 Goosander ( 4 drakes, 6 female/imm.), 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull. (D Eva) Also 1 3w Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 9 Grey Plover, 3 (2 drk) Goosander and 1 possible Lesser Black-backed Gull x Herring Gull hybrid. (R Veal)

Penzance: 13 Great Northern Diver, 1 juv. Glaucous Gull off Jubilee Pool. (D Eva, L Proctor)

Drift: 1 Pink-footed Goose still with 40 Canada Geese. (D Eva)

Mousehole: 1f Black Redstart in Rocky area N of harbour. Also Rock Pipit and 10 Turnstones in harbour. (C Richards)

Marazion Beach: 1 juv Glaucous Gull at Red River mouth 10:00, different to the recent Newlyn bird. Also 1 Water Pipit. (R Veal)

Kennell Vale: A pair of displaying Dipper.  (A James)

Dipper, Alan James

Helford River from Passage Cove: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 8 Great Northern Diver, 3 Gannet, 1 Whimbrel. (J St Ledger)

Frenchman’s Creek, Helford: Dusk egret roost held 20 Cattle Egret, 42 Little Egret and 3 Grey Heron this evening. (D Flumm)

Chapel Amble: 1 Bar-headed Goose with Canada Geese in field north of hide, Peregrine, Firecrest. (J & B Teague)

Egloshayle: 1 Hawfinch. (J & B Teague)

Polshea Farm, St Tudy: 2 Barn Owl at 04:30. (R Hughes)

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Tuesday 5th December 2017

Late news, 1/12, Charlestown: 1 Great Northern Diver off the harbour. (S Lawrence)

Late news, 4/12, Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull seen on harbour wall.  It was around in the bay all day. (P Bedford)

Late news, 4/12, Par Beach Pond: Black Swan (C Jewels)

Hayle: American Golden Plover, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Goosander(m), Spoonbill, Med Gull, Firecrest along road into Ryan’s field. (J Cole)

Porthgwarra:  4 Chough near Coastguard lookout. 1 Black Redstart on Old Coastguard Cottages. (P Warren)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool and Harbour:  Purple Sandpiper, Turnstone, single Ringed Plover, 15+ Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver in harbour mouth, 1, possibly 2 Black-throated Diver at distance. (P Warren)

Dozmary Pool: Ring-necked Duck and Lesser Scaup still.  Also 77 fieldfare and 18 Redwing. (P Jones)

Falmouth: 2 Black Redstart and a Whimbrel on Castle Beach this morning and 6 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver offshore. (T Phelps) Castle Beach: 2 Black Redstart, 2 Stonechat, c8 Rock Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 100+ Black-headed Gulls feeding. Pendennis Point: 2 Stonechat, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 2 Slavonian Grebe offshore and a 2w Yellow-legged Gull on the rocks. (T Phelps) 

Gerran’s Bay: 20 Great Northern Diver, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Purple Sandpiper at Nare Head, 5 Mediterranean Gulls at Towan Beach, also Harbour Porpoise and Common Seal (in small grey seal colony) all from kayak trip from Carne Beach. (R Kirkwood)

Long-tailed Duck, Rupert Kirkwood

Carnon Valley: 9 Siskin with flock of Goldfinch, 6 Bullfinch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Reed Bunting (calling) on cycle trail. (J St Ledger)

Towan Head: 25+ Turnstone, 1 Purple Sandpiper,  6 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover, 3 Common Scoter, 60+ Gannet fishing in bay, also 8 Porpoise in 2 groups. (M Lammas)

Mawgan: 1 Firecrest, 1 Siskin and 1 Bullfinch in garden. (P Bedford)

Bodmin: 1 leucistic(?) Common Buzzard (completely white with a scattering of black feathers) near the exit sliproad to the A30. (N McAuley)

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Monday 4th December 2017

Pendower: Pacific Diver, 8 Great Northern Diver, 6 Black-throated Diver, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe, mixed gulls including 4 Meds. (M Lammas)

Hayle Estuary: American Golden Plover still present this afternoon associating more with Lapwing present than the Golden Plover flock. When Golden Plover disturbed the AGP remained alone with Lapwing. Eventually it flew with the Lapwing onto Ryan’s field. (J Hawkey, B Toms and M Curtis)

American Golden Plover, Mike McKee

Mullion Church: Rose Coloured Starling this afternoon (M Pass)

St Erth: 3 Cattle Egret in Tredrea Lane and 1 Barn Owl. (MJ Spicer)

Cattle Egret, Mike McKee

Penzance: 1 Eider in Harbour, 1 Black Redstart at Chyandour, 2 Black Redstart at Battery Rocks beach, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver and c30 Common Scoter offshore. (A McKechnie) 24 Common Scoter (J Evans) Pacific Diver also reported off Jubilee Pool.

Eider, Alex McKechnie

Penzance: 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Redwing, 30 Goldfinch, 2 Blackcap (1f, 1m) at St Mary’s Churchyard. (J Evans)

Drift Reservoir: 50+ Canada Goose, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldcrest , 1 Wren. (K Bowers)

Tufted Duck, Kevin Bowers

Carnon Valley: 7/8 Lesser Redpoll briefly (M Pass)

Nanjizal: 1 Little Bunting and 1 Hawfinch. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: 1 Woodcock on moor; 2 Peregrine, 2 Chough. 1 Grey Wagtail on beach. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Crean: c 10 Redwing. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sandy Cove: 1 Slavonian Grebe still; Minke Whale at far side of bay. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, L Proctor)

Perranuthnoe: 7 Great Northern Diver. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point to Black Rock: 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Common Dolphin. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth: 4 Redwing and 2 Song Thrush on Cordyline berries in the garden. (E Tackley)

Swanpool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still at Swanvale NR. Also Black Redstart on the beach and 2 Slavonian Grebe offshore.

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter still present, also 1 Long-tailed Duck.

Camel Trail (Bridge on Wool to Polbrook): 150+ Black-headed Gull, 30+ Herring Gull, 3 Redshank, 8 Oystercatcher, 3 Lapwing, 120+ Starling, 150+ Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 11 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 11 Mute Swan (inc 1 juv), 25 Mallard, 4 Robin, 10 Crow, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Curlew, 2 Shelduck, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Dippers 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming), 4 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock and 3 Otter. (P McKeogh)

Hannafore, Looe: 1 Swallow, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Black Redstart, 21 Turnstone, 1 Redshank, 1 Stonechat, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Dunnock, 3 Cormorant, 1 Curlew, 3 Robin, 17 Carrion Crow, 3 Wood Pigeon, 35 Herring Gull, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 57 Black-headed Gull, 6 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 8 Oystercatcher, 3 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 House Sparrow, 3 Wren, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Grey Heron, resident drake Eider. (P Sharp)

Towan Head. 3 Common Scoter still off point, also 4 + Common Dolphin. (M Lammas)

Feock: 3 Blackcaps (2f,1m) in private garden including one female colour-ringed as part of a study in the same garden last winter. (K Dalziel)

Liskeard: 1 Hawfinch at Westbourne car park. (D Julian)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup and 1 Ring-necked Duck still present.

Charlestown: 2 m Blackcap. (D Hastilow)

St Merryn: 1 Barn Owl. (R Hughes)

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Thursday 12th October 2017

Late news, 11/10, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 26 Greylag Goose took flight with 100 plus Canada Goose by dusk heading North. (J Evans)

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-eyed Vireo 1 in 60ft cover, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by first pool, 5 Firecrest. (B Field)

Red-eyed Vireo, Brian Field

Red-eyed Vireo, Brian Field

Yellow-browed Warbler, Brian Field

Firecrest, Brian Field

Firecrest, Brian Field

Nanquidno: 2 Firecrest. (B Field) 

Kenidjack: 1 Firecrest. (B Field) 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap & 3 Chough. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Lands End: 2 Chiffchaff, 15 Skylark over, also 2 Reed Buntings and 11 Chough. (J Hawkey pers comm. P Harrison)

Nanjizal: 180 birds ringed including 87 Goldcrest, 17 Firecrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 20 Blackcap, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler. Also a 1st y Hobby flying around. (K Wilson)

Buttermilk Hill: 1, Snow Bunting  (male), 1 Dartford Warbler, 1 Ring Ouzel, 74 Meadow Pipit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Common Buzzard and 6 Raven. (V Stratton)

Snow Bunting, Viv Stratton

Snow Bunting, Viv Stratton

Lizard Point and Village: 1 Rose-coloured Starling (still in Henrys Croft at 10:45 and then at football pitch 11:05), 1 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, 200 Meadow Pipit, 42 Swallow, 34 Chaffinch, 1 Siskin, 1 Redpoll, 1 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Church Cove: 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, 3 Blackcap, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 37 Swallow, 1 Hawfinch (flew over the churchyard twice , no sign after searching copse to the north of the churchyard where it landed), 1 Yellow browed Warbler (in the churchyard). (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Penryn: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 6 Firecrest on campus. (B Porter)

Gannel Estuary: 131 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Bar tailed Godwit, 1 Black tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher,1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Redshank, 13 Little Egret, 2 Cattle Egret at Penpol Creek roost this evening. (S Grose)

Tallack’s Creek, Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 80+ Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 70+ Curlew, 4 Tawny Owls (2 pairs – heard calling). (J St Ledger) Also a Polish Ringed black headed Gull. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Spotted Redshank and Redshank, John St Ledger

Little Petherick Creek: 1 Greenshank. (E Mayhew)

Rame: 2 Firecrest, 1 Hobby, 2 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 2 Kestrel, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Cirl Bunting, Yellowhammers, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits, 2 Grey Wagtail,.3 Pied Wagtail,4 Collared Dove, 20+ Goldcrest. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Kingsmill Lake: 2 Marsh Tit feeding close to hide this evening, 1 Grey Plover, 17 Greenshank. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Pendeen: Wryneck still present. (P Combridge)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Curlw Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 4 Greenshank, 63 Redshank, 59 Curlew, 36 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 28 Oystercatcher, 26 Greylag Geese, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 11 Little Egret and 2 Kingfisher. (DK Parker)

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Thursday 28th September 2017

Land’s End: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 1 Wheatear, 130+ Linnet. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sennen: 1 juv American Golden Plover first over at 11:30 (R Veal) then relocated in field just SW of Escalls Chapel in afternoon, also 1 Dotterel. (R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins, B Bosisto) Also 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Ad Med Gull, 10 White Wagtail and 2 Wheatear. (B Bosisto)

American Golden Plover, Rod Farnes

Dotterel, Rod Farnes

Dotterel, Reuben Veal

American Golden Plover, Reuben Veal

Nanjizal: 120 birds ringed. 24 Blackcap, 26 Chiffchaff, 14 Goldcrest, 6 Firecrest, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler. 1st year male Siberian Stonechat until midday. Also 1 Hobby and 2 Whinchat. (K Wilson)

Nanjizal: 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 1 juv Whinchat, 1 Firecrest, 2 Skylark below Faraway cottage. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 4 Firecrest, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Grey Wagtail, 139 Meadow Pipit, 9 Chough, 4 Jay, 2 Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtail. (B Bosisto)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Little Stint, 1 Grey Plover, 1 drk Gadwall, 3 Sandwich Tern on Lelant Saltings. (R Wilkins, R Augarde, R Veal) 1 Cattle Egret. (S Williams)

Cattle Egret, Sam Williams

Cattle Egret, Sam Williams

Polgigga: 1 Turtle Dove at end of Bosistow Lane, 1 ad Whinchat, 1 Jay. (R Veal, B Bosisto)

Turtle Dove, Reuben Veal

Crowdy: 1 Spotted Sandpiper. (B Field, R Creek)

Spotted Sandpiper, Brian Field

Wheatear, Brian Field

Davidstow: 3 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 10 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin. (B Field, R Creek)
Davidstow Airfield is an active airfield and we have been reminded that there is NO freedom to roam here and that cars must NOT drive onto the airfield at all. We have been advised that we can WALK onto the grassy areas, but not the runways. Cars should be parked alongside the road. Failure to comply, could lead to access being withdrawn altogether.

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 3 Mute Swan, 173 Canada Geese, 1 Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 8 Ruff, 5 Black-tailed Godwit (2 juv), 2 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 5 Little Stint and 11 Snipe. (DK Parker, B Field) Also 1 Otter. (B Field)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Dipper, 1 Kngfisher, 1 Redshank, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Mute Swan (dark blue plastic ring on left leg with the letters AX and small metal ring on right leg). (S Grose)

Kenidjack: 2 Reed Warbler (sewage works), 2 Blackcap, 18 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher (Kenidjack Farm), 1 Water Rail, 6+ Chough. (D Chown & N Grace)

St Gothian Sands NR: 1 Wryneck. (T Lovelock)

Wryneck, Tracy Lovelock

Tregoddick Farm, Madron: 3 Firecrest. (R Creek) 

Rock helipad field: 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Housel Bay: 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (D Collins)

Lizard Point: 2 Firecrest, 1 Willow Warbler. (D Collins)

Lizard Village: 1 Whinchat, 1 Reed Warbler. (D Collins)

Constantine (Falmouth): 1 Firecrest, 1 Marsh Tit. (J. Chapman)

Kingsmill: 1 Osprey, at mouth of lake, 2 Knot, 1 Grey Plover, 36 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher, Little Egrets, Grey Heron, many Curlew, Mallard, Wigeon, Shelduck, 6 Dunlin, Grey Wagtail. (K Baum)

Rame: 1 Short-eared Owl flew west at 9:50 this morning, also 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Reed Bunting and 4 Wheatear (M Beer, C Buckland)

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Tuesday 26th September 2017

Late news, 25/9, Kynance Cove area: 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatears, 1 Chiffchaff. (D Collins)

Late news, 25/9, Soapy Cove Area: 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Wheatear. (D Collins)

Late news, 25/9, Ryan’s Field: 3 Knot. (S Turner)

Late photo, 24/9, Portscatho: 1 Grey Heron. (S Marshall)

Grey Heron, Steve Marshall

Land’s End: 70+ Meadow Pipit, 4 Yellow Wagtail (over), 1 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Jay, 2 Chough, 2 White Wagtail. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sennen: 1 juv Dotterel late afternoon with 2 Ringed Plover and 3 Ruff in ‘Buff-breast field’. (D&N Chown, B Hibbett, AD Mills, MJ Spicer)

Dotterel, Rod Farnes

Dotterel, Rod Farnes

Nanjizal: 152 birds ringed today including, 1 Willow Warbler, 17 Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest, 35 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 28 Blackcap. (K Wilson)

Kenidjack: 2 Firecrest, 1 Wheatear, 12 Chough. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Cot Valley: 5 Firecrest, 1-2 Pied Flycatcher. (N Wheatley)

Hayle Estuary: 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 19 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 1 Greenshank and 1 Kingfisher on Ryan’s Field. 1 Gadwall, 6 Greenshank, 1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Stoat on Lelant Saltings. (MJ Spicer) Also on Ryan’s field were 4 knot and 3 ruff.  (S Turner) 1 Great Egret on Lelant Saltings at 18:08. (R Creek)

Carnsew Pool: 2 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 3 circling Kestrels, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, 3 Little Egret. (B Oakes)

St Ives Island seawatch 5:05-5:50: c15 Cormorant, 3 Gannet, c10 Starling, c100 House Sparrow. (B Oakes)

Penzance Harbour: 1 Eider. (B Oakes)

Eider, Ben Oakes

Starling, Ben Oakes

Gannel Estuary: 3 Ruff, 120 Curlew, 5 Barwit, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin. (S Rowe)

Mawgan Porth: 2 Chough flew over at 18.45 heading NE.  (C Richards)

Rock, St Enodoc golf course: 25 Mediterranean Gull feeding on insects above. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary at Cant Hill: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Brent Goose, 3 Ringed Plover. (S Grose)

Rosenannon Downs: 17 Snipe, 50+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Grey Partridge, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Davidstow: 2 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present.

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Spotted Sandpiper showing well on the banks of the reservoir on the north side c. 400 yards from the car park. Also 3 Wheatear, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Raven over.  25+ Goldfinches, 15+ Linnets, 1 Mistle Thrush. (H Kendall & B Bryne) Video below  of the Spotted Sandpiper from Richard Augarde.

St Clement: Cattle Egret still at Menadews Farm. Also 1 Osprey at Heron Inn.

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 juv. Purple Heron still at Sett Bridge this evening.

Rame: 150+ Meadow Pipits at the head this morning. 1 Red -breasted Flycatcher on lower footpath behind coast guard cottages, flew to bottom garden but could not re-find it. 1 Pied Flycatcher and 1 Spotted Flycatcher in lane from church, 3 Firecrest and a good number of Goldcrest. Large numbers of Swallows and House Martins easting early morning. (C Buckland,  M Beer)

Kingsmill Lake: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Knot, 1 Snipe, 1 Sandwich Tern,  30+ Greenshank , 15 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher,  13 Black-tailed Godwit, and many gulls mostly Black-headed. (K Baum)

Maenporth; 1 Common Scoter (female) feeding just off the beach. (J St Ledger)

Walmsley: 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Black tailed Godwit, 1 Pintail, 1 Water Rail. (B Bosisto and  P Roseveare)

Bude: 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard and c12 Oystercatcher. (H Wilkins)

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Thursday 14th September 2017

Late news 10/9 Penzance: Sabine’s Gull over Sainsburys roundabout. (K Wilson)

St Ives 07:00-12:00: 39 Sandwich Tern, 4 Med Gull, 33 Arctic Skua, 3 European Storm Petrel, 9 Leach’s Petrel12 Great Skua, 23 Grey Phalarope, 28 Arctic Tern, 3 Pomarine Skua, 18 Sabine’s Gull, 27 Common Tern, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 juv Little Gull , 2 Common Scoter. (B Bosisto)

Leach’s Petrel, Bob Bosisto

Sabine’s Gull, Bob Bosisto

St.Ives 06:45-18:30: 7 Sabine’s Gull (1 ad, 6 juvs), 22 Leach’s Petrel, 37 Grey Phalarope, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Storm Petrel, 25 Bonxie, 45 Arctic Skua, 11 Common Scoter. (M.McKee, G.Gordon)

St Ives Island 09:15-12:30: 6+ Sabine’s Gull, 6+ Leach’s Petrel, 7+ Grey Phalarope, 3 Common Scoter, 8+ Bonxies (inc. 2 killing Manx Shearwaters by drowning before eating them), 20+ Arctic Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua, 5 Mediterranean Gull (inc. 2 juv’s), 60+ Sandwich Tern, 30+ Common Tern;, 2 Arctic Tern, 3 Fulmar & 1 Ocean Sunfish. (J Hawkey)

Pendeen 07:00-14:55: 12 Leach’s Petrel, 3 Storm Petrel, 2 Little Tern, 3 Arctic Tern, 11 Sandwich Tern,  6 Sabine’s Gull all juvs, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 22 Grey Phalarope, 1 Pomarine Skua, 27 Bonxie, 7 Arctic Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater 5 “commic” Tern, 4 Common Scoter, 3 Ocean Sunfish. Also Peregrine and 2 Chough. (S Rogers, P Aley et al). 

Pendeen Watch 06:30-17:15: 35 Leach’s Petrel, 11 Storm Petrel, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 40 Great Skua, 15 Arctic Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua, 1 probable Long-tailed Skua, 25 Grey Phalarope, 7 Sabine’s Gull (all juv), 2 Little Tern, 27 ‘commic’ Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 10 Sandwich Tern and 10 Common Scoter. (D Dawe, M Darlaston)

Cape Cornwall 08:00-12:00: 4 Sabine’s Gull (all at 11:20), 2 Leach’s Storm Petrel, 10 Grey Phalarope, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 11 Bonxie and 3 Sandwich Tern. (N Wheatley)

Hayle Estuary: 1st cal Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday) 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 6 Greenshank, 10 Bar tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. (B Bosisto)

 

Yellow-legged Gull, Mark Halliday

Stithians: 33 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 6 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin,1 Swift. (B Bosisto)

Davidstow Airfield: 4 Ruff & juv Little Stint. (K Mills)

St Columb Major: 1 Osprey over Tregaswith at 17:30, presumably off Porth Reservoir. (P McVey)

Porth/Whipsiderry: 3 Chough, 1 Peregrine, 3 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Trevithick Manor Farm, Newquay: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 6 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 7 Canada Goose, 4 Barwit, 9 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 3 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Devoran Quay: 2 Osprey, (1 fishing, 1 over at 14:45), 1 Peregrine, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Garganey, 6 Sandwich Tern. (St Ledger)

West Looe: Wheatear on the rocks today, 3 Manx, 8 Guillemots, 5 Sandwich Terns, 3 Ringed Plovers, 2 Kingfishers, good numbers of House Martin. (C Buckland)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Common Scoter. (P Kemp, M Beer)

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