Saturday 16th February 2019

Late news, 15/2, Truro: 1 Redwing in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Glossy Ibis dropped in briefly at 07:58 before flying off towards Hayle at 08:02. (P Rogers et al)

Helston: 1w Ring-billed Gull still at the boating lake at 09:25. (P Fraser)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Near-adult Ring-billed Gull from the causeway at 11:30 before flying off towards St Erth. (B Mellow) Reported back on the estuary at c15:00, also 6 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday) 20+ Wigeon, 2 Cormorant, 16 Redshank, 6 Curlew, 2 Little Egret. (K Bowers) Ryan’s Field: 1 (sleeping) Spoonbill. (S Murphy) 10 Black-headed Gull, 2 Curlew, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, 8 Redshank, 1 Wren, 1 Spoonbill, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Teal. (K Bowers)

Ring-billed Gull – Mark Halliday

Oystercatcher, Spoonbill, Curlew and Wigeon – Kevin Bowers

Gluvian: 1 Common Crane over west at 11:10. (P Roseveare)

Helston sewage works: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, several Chiffchaff 1 singing, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 10 Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail. (J Evans)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint still in flooded field behind Maltsters pub.

Bude Marsh: 2 Water Rail (poss a pair), 3 Mute Swan, 55 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 6 Blackbird, 8 Wood Pigeon, 33 Moorhen, 4 Dunnock, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 76 Starling, 5 Carrion Crow, 2 Little Egret, c50 Lapwing, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Canada Geese, 5 Black-headed Gull, 2 Magpie, 1m Stonechat, 2 Redwing, 11 Teal, 1 Jay, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Robin, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Rook. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: Female Ring-necked Duck, 7 Goosander, 4 Shoveler, 2 Goldeneye, 6 Willow Tit, 2 Mistle Thrush. (D Eva)

Lizard Point: 3 House Martin, 1 Puffin, 2 Wigeon, 1 Red-throated Diver. (I Maclean)

Looe Island: 1 House Martin. (C Lewis, J Ross)

Hayle: Swallow at 11:10 flying south west over Ventonleague. (J Rutter)

Ellenglaze, Cubert: 1 Swallow this pm. (S Rowe)

Trannack Farm, St Erth: 1 Swallow. (M Combe)

St Clement: 18 Cattle Egret on river. (M Jones)

St Clement: 4+ Cattle Egret at Menadews Farm. (S Grose)

Tresillian River: 48 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 19 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 54 Curlew, 73 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 21 Shelduck. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 34 Red-throated Diver. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Swanpool: 4 Pochard and male Bullfinch at Swanvale. (M Costa)

Wilcove: 2 Whimbrel roosting at high tide with Redshank and a single Greenshank, also 2 Common Sandpiper. (A Trout)

Dozmary Pool: 2 f Goldeneye, 1 f Scaup, 4 Tufted Duck. (C Buckland)

North Cliffs: Lapland Bunting and Merlin. (B Mellow)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Black-necked Grebe in the NE arm. (DK Parker)

Ladock Woods: 13 Siskin. (S Grose)

Maer Lake: 1 Ruff. (D Eva)

Gannel Estuary: 7 Med Gull, 600 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe)

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Thursday 3rd January 2019

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Common Crane reported at 09:50 but flew off late morning. (J Mitchell)

Common Crane, Adrian Langdon

Common Crane, Adrian Langdon

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover. (D Eva, MJ Spicer) Also 131 Redshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Red-breasted Merganser. (M Spicer)

Lesser Yellowlegs – Mike Spicer

Point: 1 Sandwich Tern. (D Eva)

Restronguet Weir: 8 Black-necked Grebe, 5 Red-breasted Merganser. (G Adams)

Marazion Marsh: Glossy Ibis flew east over the marsh at 16:15 and then north. (M Phillips, T Wilson)

Drift Reservoir: 6 Cattle Egret visible from the car park.

Sancreed: 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 10 Snipe. (D Flumm)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint still viewable from the road past the pub towards St Kew at 11:20. Also 5 Water Pipit, 3 Green Sandpiper, c 130 Black Tailed Godwit. (A Langdon)

Burniere Point: 4 Whooper Swans. (A Langdon)

Whooper Swan, Adrian Langdon

Rock: 12+ Cattle Egret at Porthilly Farm, in second field behind caravan park. (S Grose)

Old Kea Church: 3 Cattle Egret at field adjacent to Old Kea Church. (M Day)

Tresillian: 1 Spotted Redshank. (M Day)

Swanpool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in the NE corner with a tit flock. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Helston Water Treatment Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff. (D Collins)

Loe Pool: 27 Shoveler, 1 Goosander, 1 Common Gull. (D Collins)

Constantine Sewage Treatment Works: 2 Dipper (singing), 1 Firecrest, 1 Marsh Tit, 5 Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff. (D Collins)

Gillan Creek: 2 Common Sandpiper, 40 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Little Egret. (D Collins)

Rosevidney: 1 Lesser Redpoll, 9 Bullfinch, c110 Redwing. (R Veal)

Pendeen Watch: 2 1w Black Redstart. (P Clement)

Portscatho: Female Long-tailed Duck still in the harbour.

River Allen, Truro: 2+ Redwing, 1 Raven on Railway Viaduct. (K and J Mortimore)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Woodcock over the parking layby at dusk. (D Chaney)

Coverack: 3 Eider, 1 Common Scoter (f), 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 1 Red-breasted Merganser (f), 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still and 2 Firecrest back of sewage works. (R Evershed)

Lizard: 2 Merlin (m&f) & 2 Choughs, cliffs between Lizard village and Kynance. (R Evershed)

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Wednesday 24th October 2018

Late News, 22/10, Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Barn Owl hunting in evening. (R Creek)

Late News, 23/10, Perranporth Golf Club: 4 Chough, 1 Black Redstart. (S.Cox)

Late News, 23/10, Land’s End: probable Crane flew past towards Sennen at dusk. (J Maunder)

Late News, 23/10, Lizard Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl. (C Richards, R Holder)

Late News, 23/10, Kynance Road: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Merlin, 95 Stock Dove (over). ( M Pass)

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still present at Treve Common to early pm at least. (M Ahmad et al.) Also 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (below Swingates and along cycle track). (P Taylor)

Grey Catbird, Mashuq Ahmad

Grey Catbird, Rob Creek, taken 23/10

 

Stithians: 1 Temminck’s Stint still at South end, present all day. (T Pinfield, T Phelps)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Ring-necked Duck, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 72 Canada Goose, 4 Canada hybrid, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Stock Dove (plus 21 west), 7 Fieldfare, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler seen at car park by others, 1 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm) Ring-necked Duck and Green Sandpiper still present this evening. (D Balmer)

Ring-necked Duck, Rob Creek

Walmsley Sanctuary: 15 Cattle Egret in field next to smaller hide and Trewornan Manor. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: 1 Richard’s Pipit reported in fields north of Trevean, also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest. (M Wallace) Also 1f Vagrant Emperor reported west of coastguard cottages.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Great White Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Magpie, 2 Little Egret, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Kestrel. (K Bowers, J Bailey) Lelant Saltings: 100+ Golden Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Teal, Wigeon, Curlew, Grey Heron, Lapwing, Little Egret, Oystercatcher. Carnsew Pool: 1 Spoonbill, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Little Grebe, Dunlin. (J Bailey) Also 1 ringed Med Gull (3YER) on Lelant Saltings. (R Creek)

Great White Egret, Kevin Bowers

Great White Egret, Kevin Bowers

Coal Tit, Kevin Bowers

Med Gull (ringed), Rob Creek

Spoonbill, Rob Creek, taken 23/10

Polgigga: 2 Whooper Swan still in fields near Higher Bosistow. (M Wallace) Also Siberian Chiffchaff along Bosistow lane. (P Wilson)

Truro: 5 Crossbill. (J Chapple)

Carrick Roads: 7 Black-necked Grebe at Loe Beach at 07:50. Also 1 pair of Tawny Owl heard. (J St Ledger)

Rame: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in lane below the church late this afternoon (M Beer, C Buckland)

Botallack: 1 Short-eared Owl. (C Wyatt)

St Levan: 1 Lapland Bunting reported in 1st grassy field at top of coastal path to Porthgwarra, then flew inland

Croft Pascoe: 3 Vagrant Emperor still today. (M Ahmad) 4 present at 14:00

Vagrant Emperor, Mashuq Ahmad

Marazion: 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Eider, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Common Scoter offshore towards Penzance. (R Veal) Also 1 Rock Pipit on car park wall and Chiffchaff on the marsh. (R Creek)

Kynance Gate: Dartford Warbler. (D Collins)

Trevelgue/Whipsiderry: 5 Corn Bunting in set-aside fields. (S Gale)

Pendeen: Black Redstart by the lighthouse still at dusk with a Wheatear, Also 40 Meadow Pipits, 1 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 3 Stonechat (A Hartley)

Black Redstart, Adam Hartley

Wheatear, Adam Hartley

Killiow Golf Club: 30+ Redwing over (B Toms)

Tregonetha Downs: 12 Snipe overhead, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Sparrowhawk, also Meadow Pipits, Linnets, Redwings. (S Grose)

St Enodoc Golf Course: 2 Yellowhammer, 14 Skylark, 2 Redwing, 3 Snipe overhead. (S Grose)

Porthcurno: 1 ad Med Gull this pm. (A Downing)

Temple: 2 Ravens circling high overhead at 15.55. (RB Girling)

Truro: Raven low and calling over Truro Cathedral this morning. (K & J Mortimore)

Muillion Cove: 7 Long-tailed Tit and 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (J Allely)

River Camel, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 6 Mute Swan, 200+ Canada Goose, 8 Shelduck, 36 Mallard, 48 Wigeon, 1 Velvet Scoter, 14 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Little Grebe, 8 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 12 Little Egret, 17 Cattle Egret, 1 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 60 Oystercatcher, 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, c.2000 Golden Plover, 90 Lapwing, 16 Dunlin, 55 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 70 Curlew, 200 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 120 Herring Gull, 18 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Great Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 1 Jay, 7 Jackdaw, 5 Rook, 60 Carrion Crow, 3 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Red Admiral (M Scawen et al.).

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Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Late News, 22/10, Looe, Hannafore: 15 Turnstone, several Rock Pipit. (I Juliane)

Late News, 22/10 Looe River: 14 Redshank, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Kingfisher flying. (I Juliane)

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still present today at Treve Common. Also Short-eared Owl mobbed by Jackdaws 10.23am then flew towards LE Complex. (R Creek) Also 1 ringtail Hen Harrier over the aerodrome towards Cot late am. (C Moore)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Great White Egret at Ryan’s Field. (S Williams) Also 1 Spoonbill still this evening, and 1 Cattle Egret with 3 Little Egret flying over the A30 toward St Erth. (R Creek)

Great Egret – S Williams

Great Egret – S Williams

Stithians Reservoir: Temminck’s Stint still. (M Jones)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Little Egret, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Wigeon, 75 Mallard, 65 Canada Goose, 4 hybrid Canada, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Stonechat. (D Flumm) Ring-necked Duck still late pm, also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler between dam and car park. (R Creek)

Cot Valley: 1 calling Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (R Veal, M Ahmad) Also 1 Cattle Egret over 15:25, 1 Merlin, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Nanjizal: 113 ringed; 16 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 62 Blackcap (over 2500 ringed this year), 7 Siskin and Little Owl (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: 1 Crane NE at 18:13. (B Wilson et al.) Also 1 Spotted Crake at footbridge below 60ft cover 10:30. (D Rimes). And 10+ Crossbill over coastguard cottages 14:15, 1 Merlin and 1 Vagrant Emperor between Doctor’s garden and car park. (G Wyatt) And 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest and 2 Swallow. (R Veal, M Ahmad) Also 1 Dusky Warbler reported still at 60ft cover.

Walmsley: 11 Cattle Egret behind the tower hide this evening. (B Bosisto)

Penberth: 1 Firecrest. (D Balmer)

Porthcurno: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Black Redstart, (D Balmer)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at bottom of valley by house and 9 Chough over. Also 1 Clouded Yellow. (D Balmer, A Hartley, J Swann)

Polgigga: 1 Black Redstart at Rafta Cottage (Rafta Farm) (D Balmer) 2 Whooper Swan in fields to the NW of Higher Bosistow. (M Wallace)

Rame: Short-eared Owl over stubble near Penlee Battery. (A Trout)

Nanquidno: 1 Ring Ouzel. (D Balmer)

Clapper Marshes: 2 Wood Sandpiper reported.

Sennen: Lapland Bunting in field behind Longships Holiday Cottages, flew off south. Also hybrid Hooded Crow still present (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Also 4 Cattle Egret in field behind Sennen school. (R Veal, M Ahmad)

Lapland Bunting, Phil Taylor

Hybrid Crow, Phil Taylor

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank. (D Eva)

Rosenannon Downs: 1m Hen Harrier briefly, 1+ Brambling. (D Julian)

Bolventor: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (S Cox)

Sancreed: westerly passage of 65 Lapwing, 4 Golden Plover, 150 Woodpigeon, 26 Stock Dove, 33 Skylark, 6 Fieldfare. (D Flumm)

Mount’s Bay: 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull on roof of Mermaid II from Marazion to Mousehole. (M Elliott)

Penzance: 1 Red-throated Diver, 5 Eider of Eastern Green. (L Proctor)

Kingsmill Lake: 11 Dunlin, 48 Redshank, 32 Greenshank, 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Lapwing, 72 Curlew, 94 Black tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Teal, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Wigeon, 19 Little Egret, 1f Tufted Duck, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, c2600 Black-headed Gull 3 1w Common Gull, c760 Herring Gull, 1 Grey Heron. (P Kemp)

Whipsiderry: 2 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: c50 Pied Wagtail at dusk. (R Creek)

Pendeen: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard, 2 Chough, Stonechat. Steady passage of Auks west this morning on the sea (A Hartley)

Looe, Hannafore: 27 Turnstone, 7+ Rock Pipits, 3 Shag, 1 Cormorant at close quarters wrestling with & swallowing a large fish, 6+ Med Gulls (I Juliane)

Indian Queens: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in private garden. (C Barton)

Great Spotted Woodpecker – C Barton

Porth: 1 Chough. (S Gale)

Tesemple Pool: High tide roost – 11 Greenshank, 28 Curlew (1 with an orange ring on the right leg and a white ring on the left bit no characters seen), 73 Redshank, 3 Black-Tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe and 1 Water Rail. (M Jones)

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Thursday 27th September 2018

Late news, 24/9, Rame church: Hippolais sp probably Melodious Warbler. (C Buckland)

Late news, 26/9, Penryn River: 1 Greylag Goose. (J Tomlinson)

Late news, 26/9, Traboe: 13 Golden Plover in flight west of the crossroads. (P Woods)

Mousehole: Firecrest on the coast path to the west. (M Elliott)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs again, also Spotted Redshank. (R Augarde, S Votier)

St Buryan: Common Crane flew west at 11:20. (J Lawman) Then various localities around the Land’s End area to 12:45 at least. (Many observers)

Common Crane – Phil Taylor

Walmsley Sanctuary: 11 Cattle Egrets, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper (since 24th), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel. (A Langdon)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Pectoral Sandpiper, Ruff, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper. (J St Ledger)

Pectoral Sandpiper & Ruff – John St Ledger

Pectoral Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Land’s End: 1 Wryneck still, 3 Whinchat, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Whitethroat at Trinity Loop. (J St Ledger)

Nanjizal: Total ringed 138. Migrants included 94 Blackcap, 2 Sedge Warbler (including 1 British control), 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Swallow, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Firecrest and a Grey Wagtail. Flyovers included a Common Crane, Turtle Dove, Hobby,Tree Pipit and c50 Siskin on-site. (P Roseveare)

Lower Tamar Lake: Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 3 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 1m Tufted Duck, 23 Canada Geese, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Littel Grebe. (R Mudge)

Polgigga: Dotterel over between Ardensawah and Roskestal.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Osprey, Juv Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Greenshanks, 2 Wheatear, 8 Ringed Plover and 12 Dunlin. (T Phelps)

Porthleven: 1 Little Egret in the inner harbour. (L Tipper)

Kynance Cove: Osprey over the sea at 12:02.

Lower Predannack Downs:  2 Kestrel, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 1 Sparrowhawk below Farmhouse. (J Evans)

Sennen Cove: 13 1w Med Gull at high tide. (J Miller)

Bodmin: 1 Buzzard, 4 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Pied Wagtail. (K Bowers)

Little Grebe, Kevin Bowers

Pied Wagtail, Kevin Bowers

Newquay Zoo: 7 Little Egret in to roost this evening. (S Grose)

Kingsmill Lake: 94 Curlew, 80+ Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 26 Greenshank, 10 Dunlin, 42 Black-tailed Godwit and at 17:00 an Osprey slowly flew west. (M Beer)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Ruff. (M Rouncefield, T Parrell) Also Kingfisher and Stoat on Ryan’s field. (M Rouncefield)

Ruff, Marlene Rouncefield

Porth Joke: 2 Whinchat, 6 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff this evening. (S Rowe)

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Sunday 23rd September 2018

Late news, 11/9, Camel Estuary: 184 roosting Mediterranean Gull near Tregonce. (K Langdon)

Late news, 21/9, Coverack: 1 Grey Phalarope. (D Collins)

Grey Phalarope, David Collins

Par Beach Pool: 6 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Coot, 1 Teal, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 35 Greenfinch, also Herring Gull with severe Angel Wing. (S Grose)

Colliford Lake: Pectoral Sandpiper 200m N of dam car park  from 10.30 onwards, occasionally associating with 4 Ringed Plover. (P Kemp)

Pendeen (07:00-13:00): 1 juv Sabines Gull, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Grey Phalarope, 32 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 18 Arctic Skua, 7 Great Skua, 1 juv Little Gull, 36 Common Scoter. (G Wyatt)

Loe Pool: Sub adult Common Crane still present below Degibna on the former island which is now totally submerged by 6″ water. (J Hawkey)

Porthkidney: 1 juv. Sabine’s Gull, c100 ‘Commic’ Tern. (S Rogers, R Veal, M Ahmad). 2 Black Tern. (R Wilkins, D Eva)

St Ives, Island (07:45-13:00): 8 Leach’s Petrel, 5 Sabine’s Gull, 6 Roseate Tern, 1 Grey Phalarope, 2 Little Tern, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 juv. Little Gull, 30 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 4+ Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 320+ ‘Commic’ Tern- those specifically identified included 90 Common and 20 Arctic. (R Augarde, R Wilkins, M Elliott, R Veal et al.) Also 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Pomarine Skua, 2 Great Northern Diver reported. 15.45 – 17.30: 2 Sabines’s Gull (juvenile & adult), 4 Leach’s Petrel, 4 Arctic Skua. (N Hallam, E Dunn) 10.30-13.00: 7-8 Arctic Skuas, 1 Pomarine Skua, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Puffin, 1 Great Northern Diver. (R Butts)

Sennen Cove: 5 Grey Phalarope just off harbour breakwater. (J Miller)

Grey Phalarope, John Miller

Grey Phalarope, John Miller

Grey Phalarope, John Miller

Grey Phalarope, John Miller

Kenidjack: 1 Wryneck in bracken 200yds beyond house at the bottom of valley. (S Rogers)

Helston Boating Lake: Adult male Ferruginous Duck of unknown origin still present. (J Hawkey)

Predannack Head: Wryneck in the valley by the stream.

Towan Head: 2 Grey Phalarope. (M Jones)

Portscatho: 2 Grey Phalarope, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Cape Cornwall: 2 Balearic Shearwater and a Great Skua. Also 25 Chough. (N Wheatley)

Bude: 7 Swallows passing south during heavy rain and wind & House Sparrows on feeders at Launcells. (H Kendall)

Porthmeor: Wryneck by the coastal path.

Torpoint: Osprey at St John’s Lake. (T Elm & S Eddy)

Devoran: 2 Ospreys still. (J Bowen)

Osprey, Jayne Bowens

Millbrook: Osprey flew southeast at 7.20am. (A C Robinson)

Rame: 1 Hobby flew east at 9.10. (A C Robinson)

Helston Boating Pond: 120 Mallard, 1 Ferruginous Duck (presumed escaped). (D Collins, J Hawkey)

Lostwithiel: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch in the grounds around Duchy of Cornwall Nursery. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: A pair of Gadwall, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank, 20+ Mediterranean Gull. (R Butts)

Mount Hawke: 68 Starling on overhead wires at 08.48; 36 Goldfinch on overhead wires at 09.13. (RB & PC Girling)

The Lizard: 16 Turnstone, 8 Gannet.(T Wilkinson)

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Friday 21st September 2018

Late photos, 17/9, Drift Reservoir: Wood Sandpiper and Bar-tailed Godwit. (D Cains)

Wood Sandpiper, David Cains

Bar-tailed Godwits, David Cains

Wadebridge: 8 Cattle Egret in field next to tower hide at Walmsley, viewed from Trewornan Bridge at 08:00. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 76 Curlew, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, 1 Cattle Egret in to roost at Penpol Creek with 7 Little Egret at 20.00 this eve. (S Grose)

Millbrook: 2 Cattle Egret in field with cattle south of Radford Lane this evening. (B Taggart)

Towan Head, 07:30 & 10:30: Leach’s Petrel, Sooty Shearwater, Great Skua, 7 Grey Phalarope, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Sandwich Tern, 10 ‘commic’ terns, 16 Common Scoter. (R Kirkwood) 16.30 – 18.00: 3 Arctic Skua harrasing 12 Sandwich Tern then settling on sea, 5 Grey Phalarope, 3 Common  Scoter,  5 Balearic Shearwater,  50+ Manx Shearwater,  3 Leach’s Petrel. (M  Lammas)

Newquay: 4 Great Skua , 1 Pomarine Skua (juv ), 1 adult pale phase Arctic Skua, 9 Sandwich Tern, 4 Arctic Tern, 2 Common Tern, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Grey Phalarope, 2 Mediterranean Gull & 2 Common Scoter. (B Bosisto)

East Pentire, Newquay (07.00-07.50): 1 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 8 Arctic  Tern, 30 Kittiwake, c.1200 Gannet. (S Rowe) 16.00-18.00: 2 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Storm Petrel, 10 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Sandwich Tern, 11 ‘Commic’ Tern. (S Rowe)

Pendeen Watch: 32 Great Shearwater, 126 Balearic Shearwater, 40 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 12 Arctic Skua, 26 Great Skua, 16 Grey Phalarope, 7 Leach’s Petrel, 3 Storm Petrel, 4 Sabine’s Gull (1 juv), 2 Little Tern, 22 Sandwich Tern, 76 Arctic Tern, 1162 commic tern 28 Common Scoter, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2+ Chough and 1 Puffin between 07:00 & 13:00. (P Roseveare, S Rogers, M Elliott et al.) Fea’s type Petrel at 11:40 also 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 48 Great Shearwater, 2 Pomarine Skua & 18 Grey Phalarope. (S Votier)

Cape Cornwall: 5 Great Shearwater, 74 Balearic Shearwater, 27 Sooty Shearwater, 10+ Grey Phalarope (passing and on sea), 10 Great Shearwater and 3 Arctic Skua. (N Wheatley)

Sennen Cove: Many hundreds of Gannet feeding offshore, at least 1 Great Shearwater amongst them mid pm. Late pm 1 Sabine’s Gull close in, plus 1 Arctic Skua, 5 ad Mediterranean Gull and a few Kittiwake. (J Miller)

St Ives Island seawatch, 16.30 – 17.30: 1 ad pale phase Pomarine Skua, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Grey Phalarope. (N Hallam) 07.00 – 13.15: 34 Arctic Skua,  21 Great Skua, 3 Pomarine Skua, 1 Long-tailed Skua (a second summer bird), (many skuas just stayed in the bay feeding off the terns). 5 Black Tern, 1 Little Tern, 3 Sabine’s Gulls (2 juveniles and one adult), 1 Little Gull, 25 Mediterranean Gull, 600 Kittiwake (settled on the sea feeding on a fish ball), 1 Great Shearwater, 128 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater. large passage of Manx Shearwater, 1, Wilson’s Petrel (this bird fed less than 100 yards offshore under the St. Ives Island, pattering on the water for some time in the sunshine where all the details were clearly observed before moving Westwards), 1 Leach’s Petrel,  6 Fulmars,  25 Guillemots, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Turnstone, 37 Common Scoter and 27 Grey Phalarope (with a flock of 14 sitting on the sea off the St. Ives Island) also  2 Sunfish.  (V Stratton, T McGowan) Having studied Seabird Migration at St. Ives Island for 65 years this year, I have never experienced the number and volume of terns that were going through today, there were literally thousands of them, The St Ives bay was simply clogged with terns and when looking towards the Stones Buoy 3.5 miles away the sea was literally white with terns for the full distance for the full 6 hours, they were coming in from the North in flocks of 150 to 200 plus continually. Two flocks of Sandwich Terns on Porthminster Beach contained 174 birds, a flock later in the day out towards Godrevy Lighthouse had 150 mixed Terns and another flock containing 90 mixed Terns. (V Stratton)

Coverack: Grey Phalarope still off the car park. (J Foster)

Loe Pool: Common Crane showing well from the old hide also 1 Grey Heron, 2 Common Sandpiper, 6 Cormorant, 2 Dunlin. (T Wilkinson, P Ash, J St Ledger) Plus 1 Grey Phalarope. (M Jones)

Common Crane – Paul Ash

 

Porthgwarra: 1 juv Rosy Starling at Lower Roskestal. (J Overfield)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 prob Pectoral Sandpiper. Ryan’s Field: 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Kingfisher briefly, 50+ Mediterranean Gull and 50+ Curlew at high tide (4pm), (no sign Pec sand on estuary). (T Mills)

St Columb Minor: 1 juv Sparrowhawk with kill at Fairpark Cemetery. (S Grose)

Point Quay: Still at least 1 Osprey. (J Chapple)

Devoran Quay: 2 Osprey, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 42 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Sandwich tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger)

Catchall: 1 Barn Owl pre-dawn over B3283 (J.Evans)

Porthilly Point: 25 Mediterranean Gull, 39 Sandwich Tern, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Curlew, 12 Ringed Plover, 21 Dunlin, 66 Oystercatcher, 2 Turnstone, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret & 1 Shelduck.(S Grose)

Par: 1 Firecrest  at Boscundle at 11:30 in private garden. (I Stewart)

Drift Reservoir, (members only): 5 Common Sandpiper. (M Ahmad)

Lands End: few common migrants in bushes and 4 Chough in field with Jackdaws and Crows. (T Mills)

Ruan Lanihorne . Fal-Ruan complex, 21/09/18, High Tide, 4.30 pm: 1 Osprey fished successfully and flew down river with catch. (D Hall)

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