Tuesday 10th October 2017

Lost tripod: Manfrotto carbon fibre, with a dark green carrying ‘mule’, with 2 sitting mats inside, possibly at Ryan’s Field Hide or car park, Hayle 7th October. Please contact us if found.

Late News, 09/10, Nanjizal: 113 ringed, including 37 Goldcrest, 9 Firecrest, 7 Chiffchaff, 11 Blackcap. (K Wilson)

Late News, 08/10, Nanjizal: 133 ringed, including 15 Goldcrest, 5 Firecrest,12 Blackcap, 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (K Wilson)

Lizard Village: 1 Rose-coloured Starling still nr. Henry’s Croft. (I Maclean)

Porthgwarra: 9 Firecrest, c60 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1 Merlin, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk and 5 Buzzard. Also 1 juv Gannet over 60 ft Cover. (DK Parker) Also Spoonbill west past Porthgwarra at 08:55. (M Wallace)

Sancreed:  7 Lapwing & 2 Grey Wagtail west, 2 Firecrest, 25 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Kelynack: 1 Hawfinch, 2 Firecrest, 7 Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno: 2 Firecrest at the bottom of the valley. (D Allan) Also Barred Warbler reported in brambles opposite Nanjulian Farm.                        

Cot:  5 Goldcrest, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Hummingbird Hawk-moth. (D Flumm)

Chyandour Coombe: 3 Firecrest (Paul St Pierre)

Gulval: 4 Firecrest (Paul St Pierre) 

Camel Estuary: 1 Common Sandpiper, 78 Common Redshank, 7 Greenshank, 17 Ringed Plover (including colour Ringed bird from Germany), 1st winter Med – green ring RX OP,  2 Kingfisher. 1 Glossy Ibis (seen circling over Wadebridge from Town Quay this afternoon, appeared to be heading towards Chapel Amble / Walmsley Sanctuary as it lost height and was lost from view).  5 Cattle Egret (in cattle field behind Pinkson Creek). (B Bosisto, P Roseveare) 8 Cattle Egret at Pinkson Creek this afternoon. (D Julian)

Treraven  Meadows: 5 Mediterranean Gull, 23D8 yellow ring Black headed Gull, 2 Peregrine,  1 Stock Dove, 1 Hawfinch (flew across the reserve from Egloshayle, appeared to land in Treraven Wood). (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Bittern (flew across reedbed in the left hand corner of the reserve opposite the old hide), 1 Pintail, 11 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 24 Lapwing, 193 Golden Plover, 4 Ruff ,1 Knot, 1 Dunlin, 9 Black tailed Godwit, 14 Bar tailed Godwit  1 Greenshank  1 Wood Sandpiper (my latest record of this species), 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Snipe, 20 Curlew, 1 Water Rail, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 58 Mistle Thrush (an amazing sight as one after the other moved through the tree’s at Trewornan Manor), 2 Redwing, 1 Siskin. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Chapel Amble:  2 Green Sandpiper. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 77 Golden Plover. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Water Rail, 3 Chiffchaff, with 2 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail by the beach and 1 Ringed Plover at Swanpool Point. Swanvale: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler calling, 2 Water Rail, 2 Nuthatch. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 49 Redshank, 9 Turnstone, 45 Curlew, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Grebe at morning high tide. (D Chaney)

Nanjizal: 147 birds ringed including; 72 Goldcrest, 23 Firecrest, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 10 Blackcap and blythi Lesser Whitethroat. (K Wilson)

Marazion: Small stint-like wader seen in flight briefly this morning at Long Rock beach opposite carpark. (S Turner)

Kingsmill: 1 Pink-footed Goose. (M Beer)

Bearah Tor: 4 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing. (B Craven)

Looe: Drake Eider at the river mouth this afternoon.(R Billington)


Saturday 16th September 2017

Late news, 15/9, Sennen Cove: 3 Grey Phalarope close in at 11:00, 7 Mediterranean Gull. Between Sennen Cove and Land’s End:1 Hooded x Carrion Crow intermediate bird and 2 Chough. (I Gamble)

Late news, 15/9, Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: 2 Curlew Sandpiper at dusk. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 15/9, Lizard Point: 2 Grey Phalarope. (T Thirlaway)

Helston boating lake: Grey Phalarope present for second day. (S Rogers, J Chapple, S Cox)

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St Ives seawatch 08.45-12.30: 3 Sabine’s Gull (ad + 2 juvs) 1 Grey Phalarope, 22 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Little Gull. (T Phelps et al)

Pendeen: 4 Bonxies,1 Great Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 250+ Manx Shearwater, 2 Sabine’s Gull, 2 Chough. 4 Cattle Egret in with cows. (C Buckland)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper. (G Thoburn, M Pass, J St Ledger, S Rowe) Also 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Golden Plover, 30+ Dunlin, 20 Ringed Plover, 2 Wheatear. (J St Ledger) Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present at 17:40, and 1 Yellow-legged Gull. (D Julian)

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Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Steve Rowe

Crowdy Reservoir (near hide): 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Blackcap (male), 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler. (J St Ledger)

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Winnard’s Perch: 1 Barn Owl hunting in stubble field. (J St Ledger)

Maer Lake: 2 Snow Goose, 35 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Shoveler. (J St Ledger)

Rock, Porthilly Point: 1 Common Gull, 42 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Sandwich Tern, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 1 Knot, 21 Turnstone, 2 Grey Wagtail and 1 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Dipper below dam wall, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk, 11 Great Crested Grebe. Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Bullfinch and Greenfinch also present. (S Grose)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl, 7 Snipe, 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Swift, 23 House Martin, 1 Grey Heron. (S Grose)

Penryn: male Sparrowhawk in private garden. (K Gray)

Stithians: 2 Little Stint, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Cormorant, 11 Little Grebe, 6 Teal. (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 11 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 52 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper (D Eva) Also 27 Oystercatcher and 5+ Greenshank. (DK Parker)

Nanquidno: 1 Firecrest, 8 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (C Moore)

Gannel Estuary: 6 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling. (S Rowe)

Holywell: 1 Chough, 2 Dunlin, 3 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Walmsley: 1 Little Stint (flew in at 15:40), 7 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper. (S Rowe)

Loe Pool: 12 Great Crested Grebe including 2 juveniles, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Kingfisher. (G Adams)

Kenidjack: 1 Firecrest. (T McGowan)

Penberth: Barred Warbler in allotments but mobile. (R Archer)

Rosenannon: 2 Goldcrest. (V Tomlinson)

Bass Point, Lizard: 1 Swift, 3 Arctic Skua, 2 Arctic Tern, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 14 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Common Scoter. (I Maclean)


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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Monday 31st October 2016

Late news, 30/10, Mousehole: Dusky Warbler & Yellow-browed Warbler still on Love Lane; Dusky or Radde’s Warbler in garden of Old Coastguard restaurant briefly at 11am.

Late news, 30/10, Polgigga: 1 Short-toed Lark & 2 Lapland Buntings in field W of path between Bosistow & Higher Bosistow farms. Possible Sykes’s Wagtail (beema) briefly on roof of Higher Bosistow farm, also 2 Black Redstarts.

Late news, 30/10, Porthcurno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in sallows S of car park.

Late news, 30/10, Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Late news, 30/10, St Just: swift sp flew over Princess St at 1:45pm.

Gunwalloe: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (1 by churchyard, the other by entrance to National Trust car park), 1m Black Redstart at Halzephron. (R Doggart)

Morvah: 15 Lapwing and c200 Chaffinch in flocks in off the sea, c50 Siskin.  1 Great Skua offshore harrying Kittiwakes, 1 Balearic Shearwater west and 2 Porpoise offshore at Levant. (R Phillips)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Franklin’s Gull on the estuary from the bridge 15.50 to 16:00, when it flew off south, 143 Golden Plover and 1 Curlew Sandpiper from same spot earlier (B Field) 1 Cattle Egret. (M Halliday, R Farnes, J St Ledger) Mediterranean Gull with green leg ring (R Farnes) Also 1 Spoonbill, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Grey Plover. (J St Ledger)


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Curlew Sandpiper, Mark Halliday



Cattle Egret, Mark Halliday


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Cattle Egret, John St Ledger



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Franklin’s Gull photos, Brian Field

Lamorna Cove: 1 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

Siblyback Lake: 1 Bar-headed Goose among  c200 Canada Geese on western side in pasture. (L Ford).

Sancreed: 1 Black Redstart, 5 Lapwing, 3 Snipe.  (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra to Nanjizal: 2 Chough, one with three ID rings, 1 female Merlin predating Meadow Pipit, pair of Kestrel, 3 Grey Seal and 1 Stoat, (H & A James – photos)

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Newquay: 1 Chough, calling, over Pargolla Road. (K Johns)

Cot Valley-Boscregan Farm: birds moving south-east 07:30-11:30: 835+ Chaffinch, 5 Siskin, 1 Crossbill, 3 Reed Bunting, 560+ Starling, 40+ Skylark, c80 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 3+ Mistle Thrush and 6 Stock Dove. Also seen: female/juvenile Hen Harrier (north at 08:43), 1 Merlin, 2 Woodlark, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 1 Whinchat and 1 Black Redstart (in St Just). (N Wheatley)

Jupiter Point, River Lynher: 3 Spoonbill on Beggar’s Island at 8am. (M Beer, C Buckland)

Truro: Black Redstart at Kirby Road on Malabar Estate.

Pendeen: Barred Warbler & Yellow-browed Warbler at Manor Farm. (P Combridge) Also Common Swift over coastguard cottages. (J Swann)

Kenidjack Valley: Probable juv Common Swift (initially thought to be possible Pallid Swift), later drifted N & seen over Truthwall & Botallack. Also Red-breasted Flycatcher by the engine shed. (T Bird)

Porthgwarra: 1 Common Whitethroat. (T Bird)

Sennen: 1 Common Swift, simultaneously with the Kenidjack bird. (K Wilson)

Nanjizal Valley: 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 10 Chiffchaff, 17 Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest, & 1 Robin bearing Norwegian ring trapped & ringed. (K Wilson)

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel still at Boat Cove.

Camel Estuary: Dalmatian Pelican on N bank 1.5 miles W of Wadebridge still. (J D’Arcy)

St Tudy, Bodmin: 2 Cattle Egret at Tinton Manor Farm at 8:15am.

Bedruthan Steps: Dark-bellied Brent Goose 2 over, 1 Black Redstart on rocks and several flocks of Chaffinches and Skylarks coasting westwards. (T Wilson)

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Sunday 30th October

Late news, 29/10, Penzance: Drake Eider off Chyandour early afternoon. (D King)

Late news, 29/10, St Levan: 4-5 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Merlin, 1 Jack Snipe, 5 Snipe, 1 Lapland Bunting, 450 Chaffinch, 60 Skylark. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 29/10, Sennen Quarry Pool: 1 Siberian chiffchaff, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 29/10 Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Late news, 29/10, Land’s End: 1 Cattle Egret flew N in early morning, 1 Black Redstart.

Late News, 29/10, Nanjizal Valley: 1 Pallas’s Warbler.

Late news, 29/10, Mousehole: 1 Dusky Warbler on Love Lane 200yds N of Bird Hospital (+2 Yellow-browed Warbler).

Hayle Estuary: 1 Franklin’s Gull on Lelant Saltings. (R Farnes, S Rogers, R Augarde, T Wilson, J Chapple)) Later seen in Carbis Bay. Also imm Spoonbill still, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Greenshank. (T Wilson)


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Video by Richard Augarde


Video by John Chapple

Porthgwarra: 1 Pallas’s Warbler. (D Eva, M Wallace, R&L Wilkins, R Augarde, B. Mellow) 1 Barred Warbler in blackthorn/pines N side of Dolphin House. (M Wallace) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Dartford Warbler still in pond area late afternoon. (D. Eva)

Land’s End: 1 Cattle Egret, 6 Black Redstart, 1 Dusky Warbler, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler (2 in car park bushes, 1 along cycle track). (P St Pierre, R&L Wilkins, R Augarde, B. Mellow) Also 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Firecrest, 30 Fieldfare, 200 Redwing, 2 Chough. (P St Pierre) 1 Swallow. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Marazion Marsh: 10000+ Starling off the roost, 1 Heron spearfishing. (A James – photos) Also Siberian Chiffchaff, Curlew Sandpiper. on Venton Beach.

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Sconner, Torpoint: 1 adult Spoonbill 2.30pm. (M Buckle, R Gould)

The Lizard: 10,000+ Starling feeding on cliffs at Church Cove near Lifeboat station at 9am. Several smaller flocks of Starling over Lizard village later in the morning. (D King) Also at Church Cove, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I Maclean) 1 imm Black Redstart, 7500+ Starling at Lizard Point. (R Veal)

Predannack Wollas: 100-200 Golden Plover over late morning flying south. (D King)

Stithians Reservoir: c90 Wigeon, c35 Mallard, 3 f type Pintail, 4 Shoveler, 9+ Teal, 2 Lapwing, 80+ Fieldfare. (D Chaney)

Porthleven: 2 Black Redstart. (I Maclean)

Carminowe Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I Maclean)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel in Trenow Cove mid-afternoon. (I Maclean)

College Reservoir: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper still. Also Marsh Tit. (B Porter)

Coverack, Treleaver to Beagles Point: 2 Raven, 2 Peregrine hitting Sparrows, 5 Snipe. Also Kestrel, Linnet and plenty of Gannet diving. (W Chegwidden)

Porth Joke: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 30 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 25 Blackbird, 20 Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch, 40 Chaffinch. (S Rowe)

Porthcurnick Beach, Portscatho: 1 Red-necked Grebe & 1 Great Northern Diver still.

Looe: m Black Redstart.

Nanjizal: Siberian Chiffchaff. Also 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (possibly of an eastern form) trapped & ringed.

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (possibly of an eastern form) still. (J Ryan)

Camel Estuary: 1 Dalmatian Pelican still. Also several thousand Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, Redshank, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Curlew, Lapwing, Black Tailed Godwit, numerous Mediterranean Gulls, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Little Egret, 6+ Common Gulls, Buzzard, Goldcrest, Otter, Weasel. (W Delacour)



Falmouth, Pendennis Point to Castle Beach: 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Oystercatcher and 1 Cormorant. Also 1m Sparrowhawk and 2m Blackcap in private garden. (E Tackley)

Nanquidno: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chough. (P St Pierre)

Crows-an-Wra: 4 Swallow over A30 near Friends’ Burial Ground at 10am. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Crowdy Reservoir: 31 Raven in evening. (A Bond)

cjb & pt

Friday 21st October 2016

Late news, 18/10, Lelant: 2 Firecrest at West Cornwall Golf Course near St Uny’s Church (S Turner)

Further photos, 18/10, Godrevy Point: Further photos of yesterday’s Isabelline Wheatear, the first in Cornwall since 1996

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Isabelline Wheatear – Rod Farnes

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Video by John Chapple.
Lelant: 2/3 Firecrest, half way down Brewey Lane near new bungalow from 4 October and still present on 20th. (S Turner)

Lizard Point: 1 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 1 Redpoll flyovers, Great Northern Diver passing offshore. (D Collins)

Church Cove: 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Redwing. (D Collins)

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel still. (R Holmes, S Carr, N Truby)

North Cliffs:1 Dartford Warbler and 1 Peregrine (JH & K Dalziel)

Trevilley: 1 Whinchat (M Scott-Ham)

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest, 15 Chough (M Scott-Ham)

Carn Les Boel: 1 Snow Bunting, 1 Wheatear and 1 Peregrine (M Scott-Ham)

Carn Gloose: 1 Merlin (M Scott-Ham)

St. Gothian Sands NR: 5 Spoonbill circling over reserve at 17.15 hrs then headed NE, also 1 Pink-Footed Goose still. (J Bowen)

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Pink-footed Goose, Spoonbill – J Bowen

RSPB Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 5 Common Scoter, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 234 Gannet, 1 Shag, 1 Kittiwake, 9 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Herring Gull, 35 Great Black-backed Gull, 31 Razorbill, 16 Guillemot, 53 auk sp. and 2 Grey Wagtail. (DK Parker, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

RSPB Wildlife Cruise, Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 Manx Shearwater, 303 Gannet, 4 Kittiwake, 3 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 22 Herring Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 23 Razorbill, 5 Guillemot, 15 auk sp plus 29 Common Dolphin. (DK Parker, P & H Taylor)

Treverva: 5 Fieldfare, c.40 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush (D Chaney)

Bartinney Down: I female Kestrel, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk and pair of Buzzard. (A James)

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Kestrel, Long-tailed Tit and Grey Heron – Alan James

Hayle estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field:  1 Spoonbill, 1 Little Egret (A James)


Spoonbill and Little Egret ‘Come dance with me …’ , Alan James

Godrevy Point: 1 Wheatear sp. between the furthest car park and the cliffs, 4 Snow Bunting. (P Fletcher) Also 3 Lapland Bunting reported.

Polgigga: 1 Barnacle Goose feeding in field between Higher Bosistow & Faraway Cottage in evening. (H Bradshaw). Also 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling at 08.00 flying with a Common Starling from Faraway Cottage north over Bosistow Farmhouse. Later returned to Faraway Cottage (H Bradshaw, M Wallace) Plus 1 Great Grey Shrike at 11.00 flew east over Nanjizal Valley landing in Faraway Cottage garden very briefly and then continuing east towards Covean Pool with retinue of scolding pipits and wagtails. (H Bradshaw).

Porth Joke: 1 Barred Warbler (showing well late afternoon to the right of the path in hedge beyond the last group of trees). Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 5 Redwing, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest. (S Rowe and T Carson)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Siberian Stonechat on the golf course inland of the car park. (A Harris)

Men-an-Tôl: 110 Golden Plover in a field and about 250 in flight. (R Butts)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, also 1 Lapland Bunting in bulb field at west end. (N Wheatley)

Nanquidno: 2 Woodlark at Boscregan Farm. (N Wheatley)

Land’s End: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, plus 1 fly-over Serin and 1 fly-over Lapland Bunting. (P Combridge)

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Navax Point: 4 Lapland Bunting by coast path.

Camel Estuary: 1 Dalmatian Pelican still off Rock.

LOST: 1 Leica binocular rainguard lost in Nanquidno, Nanjulian or Aire Point area. If found please contact David Hall, hallruan@aol.com

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Friday 26th August 2016

Late news, 25/8, Gunwalloe: 1 Barred Warbler and 1 Wryneck. (S Bury)

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Late photos, 25/8, Towan Head: 1 juv Peregrine. (P Blatchford)

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Polgigga, Raftra Farm: 1 juv Citrine Wagtail still. (J Ryan, R Farnes, P&C Brewster)

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Bude, Maer Lake: 2 Ruff,  1 Curlew Sandpiper,  1 Little Stint, c.20 Black-tailed Godwit and 15+ Dunlin. (H Kendall, B Bryne)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper on N side with 60 Dunlin then all flew W at c10:30 am, also 3 Common Sandpiper. Lelant Saltings: 31 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, c40 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 1 Med Gull. (R Veal)

Devoran: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 157 Curlew, 170 Redshank, 24 Oystercatcher, 32 Dunlin, 4 Whimbrel, 10 Greenshank, 2 Green Woodpecker ( D. Eva )

Stithians Reservoir: 5 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 1 Curlew. All viewed from 7.15 to 9am. The Wood Sandpipers had been roosting on the bank opposite the hide but started to disperse after 8am as they began to feed. (J St Ledger)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Curlew Sandpiper back on Carnsew this evening also 1 Knot. Lelant Saltings: 4 Greenshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff. (DK Parker)

St. Levan: 1 juv type Marsh Harrier 9.30, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, c.30 Chiffchaff, c.12 Willow Warbler, 6 Whitethroat and 2 Sedge Warber. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 58 Canada Goose, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin and 1 Kingfisher. (S Rowe)

Gunwalloe Church Cove: 4 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Wheatear on the golf course. (G Adams)

RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise sightings: (Penzance to Wolf Rock) 83 Gannet,11 Manx Shearwater,1 Fulmar,1 Sooty Shearwater,1 Eider,3 Common Dolphin and 1 Harbour Porpoise. (Wolf Rock to Penzance) 127 Gannet,48 Manx Shearwater,4 Razorbill,2 Fulmar,2 Sooty Shearwater,1 Storm Petrel,1 pale-phase Arctic Skua,1 Ocean Sunfish and 86 Common Dolphin. (Wolf Rock to Scilly) 14 Gannet,1 Storm Petrel,10 Common Dolphin and 1 Harbour Porpoise.(Scilly to Wolf Rock) 63 Gannet,7 Manx Shearwater,2 Sandwich Tern,8 Common Dolphin and 6 Harbour Porpoise.  (DAConway and BDodd)

Devoran, Restronguet Creek: 1 Dalmatian Pelican still, plus 130+ Redshank, 9 Greenshank, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 ( possibly 3 ) Curlew Sandpiper and 24 Dunlin. (M May)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.