Wednesday 14th November 2018

Late news, 13/11, Penzance Jubilee Pool: c20 Turnstone, c 15 Ringed Plover, 25 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin and c10 Purple Sandpiper. Also 1 Guillemot off Penzance Harbour. (K&J Mortimore)

Trevose Head: 1 Pied Wheatear still present, take public road off Toll Road, park either considerately in the layby on the bend by the golf course or pay in the NT car park at the Head. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare, et al)

Pied Wheatear, Mashuq Ahmad

Pied Wheatear, Paul Ash

Pied Wheatear, Phil Taylor

Pied Wheatear, Steve Rowe

Video by John Chapple
Rock: 44 Cattle Egret, 3 Little Egret at Porthilly Farm at 08.30hrs.(S Grose)

Marazion: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull in field behind Longrock Pool at midday. (R Veal)

Polgigga:Yellow-browed Warbler along Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Crowlas: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier low over fields, drifting NW at 13:15. (R Veal)

Goonhilly Downs: 1 m Hen Harrier. (F Trewin)

Loe Pool: Goldcrest, 2 Raven, 3 families of Long-tailed Tit, 14 Pochard, 8 Great Crested Grebe,1 male Goosander. (A Witheywood)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 11 Mute Swan, 2 Whooper Swan, 12 Shelduck, 2 Mallard, 45 Wigeon, 11 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 80 Oystercatcher, 11 Ringed Plover, 3 Grey Plover, 1000 Golden Plover, 110 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 1 Turnstone, 90 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 70 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 35 Black-tailed Godwit, 80 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 180 Black-headed Gull, 9 Common Gull, 90 Herring Gull, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 8 Blackbird, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 9 Rook, 45 Carrion Crow, 25 Starling, 4 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 15 Linnet. (M Scawen et al.).

Bartinney/Tredinney fields (Little Carn Grean):  At least 6 Short-eared Owl in the fields on the north side of the road between the car park at the crest of the hill between Crows an Wra and St just Airport around dilapidated barn pm. (T Pinfield)

Tredrizzisk: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, several Redwing from private garden, (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 Garganey still. Ryan’s Field: Spoonbill still present.

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Sunday 4th November 2018

Lizard, Housel Bay: 1 Little Bunting showing well in scrubby field on right side of footpath then flew to fields. (L Langley)

Kynance: 1 Little Bunting, 1 Lapland Bunting in stubble fields along Kynance Road. (I Maclean)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great Egret still showing well at south end. (L Langley J St Ledger) Also 9 Snipe, 2 Teal, 2 Reed Bunting. (J St Ledger)

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 122 Redshank, 78 Curlew, 44 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Dunlin, 7 Oystercatcher (D Eva)

Lands End: 1 Lapland Bunting, 2 Brambling, 1 Short-eared Owl, 13 Reed Bunting, 3 Siskin, 160 Chaffinch, 30 Meadow Pipit, 6 Chiffchaff 1 Blackcap and 150 Jackdaw. Also 1 Firecrest and 1 Green Sandpiper on Treeve Common. (P St Pierre)

Trevilley: 1 Lapland Bunting. (P St Pierre)

Men-an-Tol and vicinity: 2 Kestrel, 2 Lapland Bunting (Watchcroft), 5 Dartford Warbler (3 calling White Downs, 2 seen Watchcroft North Slope). (J Evans)

West Pentire, Newquay: 3 Lapland Bunting, 60 Skylark, 40 Linnet, 12 Meadow Pipit, 1 Snipe. (S Rowe)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler calling from trees on opposite side to car park. (R Veal)

Penryn, Ponsharden boatyard: 1 Spoonbill. (Rob Higgs)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill still.

Newquay: 1 Snow Bunting still at  PC at south end of golf course. (P Ash, B Bosisto)

Snow Bunting, Paul Ash

Penzance: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Purple Sandpiper below promenade. Also 3 Eider in harbour and 1 Great Northern Diver in bay. (R Veal, R Augarde, M Ahmad)

Curlew Sandpiper, Reuben Veal

Curlew Sandpiper, Steve Rogers

Curlew Sandpiper, Steve Rogers

Par, Spit Beach:1 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Sanderling, 7 Turnstone, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Par Market East Carpark: 2 Nuthatch, 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Sancreed: 1 Woodcock and 1 Crossbill. (D Flumm)

Sennen: 3 Crossbill and 1 Siskin. (P St Pierre)

Mullion Cove: 1 m Black Redstart.

The Knavocks: 1 Short-eared Owl. (G. Rogers)

Short-eared Owl, Geoff Rogers

Penryn river, Gorrangorras: 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher. (D Chaney)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Common Scoter distantly in Falmouth Bay. Carrick Roads: 1 white-breasted ‘desmaretii type’ Shag, 1 Harbour Porpoise, Castle Beach: 21 Turnstone, 1 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 15 Oystercatcher, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 white ‘Embden’ farmyard Goose (rather inconcongruous on the rocks). (D Chaney)

Gluvian: 19 Yellowhammer ringed in private land (also a Bunting flying & calling overhead ; same size as a Reed Bunting but with sharp zit call. Probably Rustic Bunting but sadly one that got away, never landed to give itself up.)  (B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Porth Joke: 1 Merlin, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Blackcap, 3 Redwing. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Tufted Duck (male), 3 Teal, 15 Coot, 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Lanlivery: 2 Woodcock crossing road nr Red Moor. (R Hollis)

Lizard Point (07.45-09.45): 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater. (D Collins)

Downderry: 0735-0835 birds moving west included 125 Kittiwake, 225 Gannet, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Arctic Skua and 1 Common Scoter. Another 5 Mediterranean Gull on the beach and 4 Great Northern Diver on the sea. (A Payne)

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Saturday 3rd November 2018

The Lizard Village: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling on wires near green. (J Evans)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great Egret still, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 30 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 4 Wigeon, 17 Cormorant. (S Rowe)

Great Egret, Steve Rowe

Marazion Marsh, Longrock Pool: 1 2w Caspian Gull and 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Ahmad)

2w Caspian Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

1w Yellow-legged Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

1w Yellow-legged Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Caspian Gull, Dave Parker

Newquay: 1 Snow Bunting still by PC at south end of golf course. (S Rowe, D Eva)

Polbathic Creek: 1 Green Sandpiper. (A Blonden)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Little Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 7 Redshank, 4 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 6 Little Egret, 1 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Blackcap, 2 Grey Wagtail. (S Grose)

Mousehole: 1 Great Skua and 60 Kittiwake past south, 7.50 -8.20. (P St Pierre)

Penzance: 1 Curlew Sandpiper still, with Purple Sandpiper, Dunlin and Turnstone. (L Proctor)

Kenidjack: 6 Chiffchaff and 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (P Fraser, J Martin)

Torpoint, St John’s Lake: 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose. (S.Eddy)

Carne/Gillan Creek (low tide): 120 Black-headed Gull, 38 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Wren, 48 Herring Gull, 6 Little Egret, 3 Common Sandpiper, 32 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Redshank, 1 Raven, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Cormorant, 4 Robin, 2 Curlew, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Moorhen. (B Nicholls)

Downderry: 0710-0820 birds moving west included at least 250 Kittiwake, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Skua, 1 Common Scoter and 1 Fulmar. (A Payne)

Towan Head: 2 Chough, 19 Oystercatcher, 7 Turnstone, 2 Meadow Pipit. Also 1 Great Northern Diver flew west. (S Rowe)

Towan Beach: 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Lizard Point: 1 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Sooty Shearwater. (L Langley) Also 1 Peregrine, a tercel pursuing group of Auk sp, possibly Razorbill. (J Evans)

Porthgwarra: 1 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Pomarine Skua. (S Foote)

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest. (P Fraser)

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap. (D Hastilow)

Pentire Point East: 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Stonechat, 3 Raven,11 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Merlin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 100+ Fieldfare, 1 female Pintail, 1 Brambling, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Kingfisher, 47+ Coot, Teal, Wigeon and good numbers of Mallard and Canada Geese,  c.7 Moorhen. (H&I Kendall)

Penwithick (private garden): 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Chaffinch, 8 House Sparrow, 2 Great Tit. (K. Bowers)

Sparrowhawk, Kevin Bowers

Sparrowhawk, Kevin Bowers

Porth Reservoir: 1 Tufted Duck, 9 Teal, 25 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Brambling. (S Rowe)

Rosenannon Downs: 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Tawny Owl heard only. (S Grose)

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Friday 2nd November 2018

Late news, 31/10, Bosullow: 1 Red Kite over. (N Smith)

Late news, 1/11, Torpoint: 1 Black Redstart at Marine Court flats. (S Eddy)

The Lizard: 1 Little Bunting by Housel Bay pond this morning.

Kynance Cove: 1 Little Bunting flew towards Lizard village this morning.

Millbrook: 13 Cattle Egret in field with Holstein Cattle east of Withnoe Lane this afternoon. (B Taggart)

Penzance, Chyandour Coombe: 1 Firecrest, 1 Dipper, 3 Blackcap, 1 Bullfinch. (P St Pierre) Wherrytown Beach: 1 Curlew Sandpiper still early am, but no sign at 11am.

Porthcurno: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 male Merlin and c50 Skylark. (DK Parker)

Porthgwarra: Merlin flew high SW out to sea 0750 until lost from sight, 3 Golden Plover, 82 Stock Dove, 15 Skylark, 1 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Brambling, 4 Chough. (D Flumm) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in 60ft. (M Wallace)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Pendeen: 2 Black Redstart still at lighthouse. (P Clements)

Newquay, South Fistral: 1 Snow Bunting still, feeding on the newly seeded area by the PCs. (M Jones, M Spicer)

Snow Bunting, Mike Spicer

Sennen: 6 Curlew, 40 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Water Pipit reported. Copperhouse Creek: 1 Osprey flew over at 14.20 towards estuary. (P Rutter) Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel. (K. Bowers)

Kestrel, Kevin Bowers

Kestrel, Kevin Bowers

Kingfisher, Kevin Bowers

Kingfisher, Kevin Bowers

Kingfisher, Stephen Williams

Kingfisher, Stephen Williams

Kingfisher, Stephen Williams

Kingfisher, Stephen Williams

Old Lizard Head: 1 Woodlark. (D Collins)

Carrick Roads, viewed from Restronguet Weir: 9 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-breasted Merganser (drake), 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Black-necked Grebes, John St Ledger

Mount Edgcumbe Park: 1 Tawny Owl. (B Taggart)

Par Lake: 300+Canada Geese, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Herron, 4 Pied Wagtail.  (C Hooper)

Canada Geese, C Hooper

Pied Wagtail, C Hooper

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 1 Sanderling, feeding with 9 Turnstone and 1 Redshank. (J St Ledger)

Sanderling, John St Ledger

Penlee: 1 Firecrest this afternoon at the Battery (M Beer)

Tresillian to St Clement: 1 Ruff, 1 Knot, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, c.20 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 Great Black-backed Gull. Tresemple Pool: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Snipe, 3 Little Grebe. (A.Hill and 2 others)

Lower Tamar Lake: 5f Goosander (very skittish), 21 Fieldfare, 4 Willow Tit, 1 Barnacle Goose amongst  200+ Canada Geese, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Redwing, 2 Bullfinch, 9 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 2f Tufted Duck, also plenty of Coal Tit on the feeders. (R Mudge)

Upper Tamar Lake: 4 Grey Heron, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Cormorant, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Wren, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Snipe, 2 Raven, 1 Song Thrush, c100 Starling, 1 Fieldfare,1 Redwing, 7 Mallard. (R Mudge)

RSPB Scillonian lll Wildlife Cruise sightings, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 Grey Heron, 3 Mute Swan, 1 Eider, 1 Red-throated Diver, 5 Razorbill, 22 Guillemot, 300 Kittiwake, 23 Gannet, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Fulmar, 4 Bluefin Tuna, 3 Harbour Porpoise, 4 Bottle-nosed Dolphin and 14 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Scilly: 71 Gannet, 4 Fulmar, 3 Razorbill, 3 Guillemot and 18 Common Dolphin. Scilly to Wolf Rock: Great White Egret, 81 Gannet and 11 Common Dolphin.  Wolf Rock to Penzance: 38 Gannet.  (MAhmad and DAConway)

Mulfra Hill: 1 Hen Harrier.

Boswednack: 10 Chough, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest.

Porth Reservoir: 3 Tawny Owl heard, and several Redwings overhead. (S Grose)

Trevean Cliff: 1 ring-tail Hen Harrier by side of B3306. (A Storrs)

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Friday 14th September 2018

Late news, 13/9, Porthgwarra: Bulwer’s Petrel on the sea with Manx Shearwaters for 20 minutes before flying west. (R Archer P Cunningham)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Common Crane, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover. (M Wallace) Later the Common Crane was feeding in a field near Trewidden Farm. (M McKee) Seen again flying to west over reservoir at 19:40, appearing to land in fields between Trevean Farm and Higher Drift Farm. (J Hawkey, R Veal, M Ahmad) Then flew over heading west at dusk. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

The Lizard: 1 Melodious Warbler, still near pumphouse at Caerthillian Cove and showing well late morning, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat. (J St Ledger)

Willow Warbler, John St Ledger

Willow Warbler, John St Ledger

Soapy Cove: 1 Red-backed Shrike at the top of the valley, below the farmhouse. (J St Ledger, D Collins) Also 4 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Red-backed Shrike, David Collins

Red-backed Shrike, John St Ledger

Red-backed Shrike, John St Ledger

Red-backed Shrike, John St Ledger

Red-backed Shrike, John St Ledger

Wadebridge: 3 Cattle Egret at Trewornan Bridge with cows in field on Walmsley Sanctuary side of road at 11:25, still in same place an hour later. (P Smale)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Cattle Egret in field with electricity pylon opposite Penpol Creek this evening. (S Grose)

Ruan Lanihorne: (17:00) 1 juv Osprey again perched on Tregothnan side of river at Fal-Ruan complex, viewed from Ruan Quay. (D Hall)

Crugmeer: 1 Whitethroat, 1 Sparrowhawk and 2 Raven. (S Grose)

St Germans Quay: 9 Black-tailed Godwit. (A Blonden)

St Germans, private garden: 1 Kingfisher visiting regularly, also 1 Reed Bunting and 1 Bank Vole at the feeders. (A Blonden)

Devoran: 1 Osprey at 10:00, mobbed by Crows, then flew north. (B Toms)

Land’s End: 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sennen: 1 Yellow Wagtail over A30 at school, 09:00. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Trevose Head: 4 Sooty Shearwater and 2 Balearic Shearwater.

Gillan Creek: 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher. (J Allely)

Zennor: Green Woodpecker. (C Madden)

River Neet, Bude: 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ Mallard. (R Maye)

Cusgarne: 1 Hobby hunting Swallows. Also Siskins. (J Millett)

East Pentire, Newquay: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Bluefin Tuna late pm. (S Rowe)

Colliford Reservoir: 2 Goosander still, 1 Little Egret, 45+ Pied Wagtail, 1+ ad Yellow-legged Gull this evening. ( B Craven)

Nanjizal: A total of 92 new birds ringed. Migrants included 60 Blackcap, 5 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff and 2 Willow Warbler. Also 10 Robin. (P Roseveare)

Croft Pascoe Plantation: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Coal Tit. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 3 Mute Swan, 1 eclipse drake Eider, 4 Fulmar, 646 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 141 Gannet, 3 Shag, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 11 Turnstone, 11 Kittiwake, 20 Herring Gull, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Sandwich Tern and 2 auk sp. Plus 2 Common DolphinWolf Rock to St Mary’s: 29 Manx Shearwater, 68 Gannet, 35 Shag, 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Kittiwake, 13 Black-headed Gull, 8 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 8 Great Black-backed Gull. Also 3 Harbour Porpoise, 2 Common Dolphin and 3 Blue-fin Tuna. St Mary’s to Wolf Rock: 2 Fulmar, 24 Manx Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 201 Gannet, 3 Shag, 1 Great Skua, 2 Black-headed Gull, 13 Herring Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 22 Sandwich Tern and 1 Grey Phalarope. Also 5 Harbour Porpoise and 8 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 Fulmar, 465 Manx Shearwater, 8 Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 75 Gannet, 1 Great Skua, 1 Pom Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Kittiwake, 6 Black-headed Gull, 1 Med Gull, 59 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull and 1 auk sp. Also 1 Dolphin and 1 Ocean Sunfish. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Pendeen Watch: 12,000 Manx Shearwater, 50 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Puffin. (S Lister)

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Saturday 25th August 2018

Late news, 25-28/5, St Eval: Male Common Rosefinch photographed coming to garden feeder. (P Grimes)

Late news, 23/8, Truro: Tawny Owl calling by house (near Trafalgar Roundabout) at 10:00 pm. (P Fraser)

Late news, 24/8, Grampound: Tawny Owl hunting by A390 at 10:30 pm. (P Fraser)

Late news, 24/8, Sennen Cove: The juvenile Mediterranean Gull with white colour ring 3860 was ringed at Antwerp, Belgium on 9th June 2018. (J Hawkey)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 Glossy Ibis again.

Morvah – Chypraze: 1 juv Dotterel this evening. (I Kendal)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Peregrine Falcon with Black-headed Gull prey feeding in salmon fields, 2 Buzzard also present. (S Grose)

Pendeen, 6am to 9am: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 6 Common Scoter and 2 Whimbrel. (P Flint)  Also a pod of dolphins which concentrated tens of them into one spot, with gannets providing the aerial bombardment. (D Clapp)

Nanjizal: A total of 147 new birds ringed including 89 Sedge Warbler, 16 Whitethroat, 3 Garden Warbler, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 14 Blackcap, 3 Reed Warbler and 7 Willow Warbler. (P Roseveare)

Nanquidno Valley: 1 Pied Flycatcher in private garden.

Long Rock Pool RSPB: 8 Little Grebe, 1 Gadwall, 35 Moorhen. (D Flumm) Also 1 Swift. (DK Parker)

Sancreed: Osprey circling between village and reservoir 18:30hrs then SW. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 Spotted Redshank, (T McGowan, MJ Spicer). Also 1 Greylag, 56 Mallard, 24 Teal, 6 Grey Heron, 13 Little Egret, 30 Oystercatcher, 35 Redhank, 3 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel and 34 Sandwich Tern. (MJ Spicer)

Stithians Reservoir: 23 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 19 Ringed Plover, 11 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, 8 Teal (D Eva)

Penzance: male hybrid House/Italian Sparrow still occasionally visiting private garden. (P Semmens)

hybrid House/Italian Sparrow.

Bodmin Moor, Garrow Downs: 1 Skylark, 3 Whinchat, 9 Stonechat, 10 Goldfinch and 5 Lesser Redpoll bathing in pond. (R Hollis)

Tintagel, Tregardock Beach: 3 Sanderling, 11 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull,. (S Grose)

Mounts Bay, Mermaid II pelagic: 3 Sooty Shearwater and c20 Storm Petrel.

Amble Marshes: 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, at least 2 juv Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Common Sandpiper, numerous Swallows and Martins, Stoat trying to catch a Moorhen. 

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2+ Common Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover and 1 Little Ringed Plover. (DK Parker)

Little Ringed Plover, Alex McKechnie

Siblyback Lake: 1 Garganey, Little Ringed Plover, 9 Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin, 9 Teal and 2 Common Sandpiper. (DI Julian)

Camelford, Bowood golf club: 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

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Wednesday 1st August 2018

The Tower hide at Walmsley Sanctuary will not be useable tomorrow (Thursday 2nd August), as it is being treated with preservative to make sure that its lasts for many more years.

Trindade Petrel: to add to the two first-hand accounts written above here are excellent sketches made by John Gale on his observations of the bird on the 29th July.

Trindade Petrel, John Gale

Late news, 31/7, Port Isaac Bay: 1 Sooty Shearwater amongst large feeding party of Manx Shearwaters and Gannets. (D Trevelyan)

Late news, 31/7, Par harbour: 98 Herring Gull 4 Great Black-backed Gull one of which killed an imm Herring Gull and started to eat it, 42 Black-headed Gull, family of 5 Sandwich Tern. (N Bastin)

Great Black-backed Gull – Nigel Bastin

Sandwich Tern – Nigel Bastin

Sandwich Tern – Nigel Bastin

St Minver: 1 Juv Green Woodpecker on the ground in front of poplar trees at Tregwormond Grange early this morning. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Pectoral Sandpiper and Wood Sandpiper still in the NW arm.

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 2 Whimbrel, 1 Clouded Yellow. (PA Fraser)

Tremayne Farm (nr Praze-an-Beeble): 1 Mole (alive!) in road. (PA Fraser)

Par Beach Lake: 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron. (R. Barlow)

Penwithick: 14 Goldfinch, 18 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 6 Blue Tit, 3 Bullfinch. (K Bowers)

Bullfinch, Kevin Bowers

Bullfinch, Kevin Bowers

Goldfinch, Kevin Bowers

House Sparrow, Kevin Bowers

Maer Lake: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper. (S Gale)

Northcott: Low thousands of Manx Shearwater heading south (08:00-10:00). Harvested fields to the north and just inland held a minimum of 50 Skylark. (S Gale)

Rumps and Pentire: 3 Fulmar, 10 Manx Shearwater, 5 Gannet, 7 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 25 Herring Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 4 Wood Pigeon, 30 Swallow, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 1 Blackbird, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Carrion Crow, 1 Starling, 8 House Sparrow, 5 Goldfinch, 35 Linnet, 3 Sunfish, 3 Grey Seal, 3 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 7 Common Blue, 7 Wall Brown, 1 Speckled Wood, 20 Gatekeeper, 15 Meadow Brown, 25 Six-spot Burnet, 2 Fox moth caterpillar, 3 Ruby-tail Wasp (M Scawen et al.)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 9 Dunlin, 3 juv Med Gull this evening. (S Rowe)

Porth Beach: 3 adult Mediterranean Gull below Glendorgal Hotel. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 6 Corn Bunting, 2 Peregrine, 3 Raven. (S Grose)

Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Little Egret, 4 Cormorant, 1 Herring Gull, 9 Goldfinch, 32 Black-headed Gull, 15 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 2 Pied Wagtail, 147 Canada Geese, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Crow, 1 Jay, 1 Wren, 10 Mallard, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (R Mudge)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Adult Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Sandpipers, 1 Peregrine, 60 plus Linnets, 3 Meadow Pipits, 20 Goldfinches, 2 Kestrels, 3 Buzzards, 10 LBB Gulls, 1 Wheatear, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret. (C Buckland,  M Beer)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Shoveler with flock of Mallards. Green Tiger Beetle, 4 Wall and 7 Small Coppers around the pool. (C Buckland,  M Beer)

Siblyback: 5 Common Sandpipers, 2 Spotted Flycatchers with 3 young, 1 Redpoll, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,9 Willow Warblers, 1 Reed Bunting, 9 Pied Wagtails, Sand Martins feeding young on the wing (not seen this before). Swallows, The odd House Martin, 11 Grey Herons, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Black-headed Gulls, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (C Buckland,  M Beer)

Pendeen: juv Willow Warbler, 3 juv Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, 2 Chough, Buzzard. (A Hartley)

Porthgwarra: Swift over Coastguard cottages late afternoon. (A Hartley)

Stithians: Buzzard, Wren, Willow Warbler. Fox. (S Williams)

Willow Warbler, Stephen Williams

Buzzard, Stephen Williams

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