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)


Friday 1st September 2017

Late news, 31/8, Mount’s Bay (kayak): 1 Sooty Shearwater off Tater-du, 1 Balearic Shearwater off Mousehole. c10 Common Dolphin off St Michael’s Mount. (R Kirkwood)

Common Dolphins, Rupert Kirkwood

Balearic Shearwater, Rupert Kirkwood

Late news, 31/8 Davidstow Airfield: 1 Black Redstart photographed on the Flying Club roof. (C Selway)

Porthgwarra: 1 Golden Oriole in Sallows by stonewall pool at 08:30, 1 Marsh Harrier, 16 Wheatear, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 8 Tree Pipit, 3 Willow Warbler and 1 Reed Warbler. (M Wallace). Golden Oriole seen again at 11:10, flew toward pines at west end of Three Chimneys track. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, R&I Archer)

Land’s End – Sennen: 2 Kestrel, 3 Peregrine, 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, hybrid Hooded Crow. (P Taylor, H Mitchell). 1 Wryneck at east end of Land’s End car park. (R Archer)

Wryneck, Phil Taylor

Nanjizal: 154 birds ringed, inc 19 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 46 Sedge Warbler, 41 Blackcap, 8 Whitethroat, 8 Reed Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Common Redstart. (K Wilson)

New Polzeath: 1 Wryneck on coast path, plus 140+ Mediterranean Gull with 400 Black-headed Gull on beach. (C Selway)

Hayle Estuary: 2 Spoonbill.

Devoran: 1 Osprey with blue ring on left leg at 06:50, Spoonbill opp Point Quay at 06:45. (R Loader). Osprey later seen fishing successfully at 14:30 (D Eva), also 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 15 Oystercatcher, 4 Sandwich Tern. (D Eva)

Rock: 86 Sandwich Tern, 11 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Ringed Plover at Porthilly Point. Many more Terns feeding between Porthilly and Padstow harbour. (S Grose)

Gannel estuary /Crantock beach: 3 Ringed Plover, 13 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 6 Bullfinch and 1 Mediterranean Gull. Also 5 Sandwich Tern feeding below the Bowgie Inn. (S Grose)

Hannafore to Portnadler Bay: 1 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher (flying over field), 12 Oystercatcher, 2 Mallard, 2 Stonechat, 1 Turnstone, 2 Wheatear (on rocks by edge of sea), Meadow Pipits, numerous Swallows. Butterflies – Meadow Brown, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Small Copper, Clouded Yellow, Holly Blue. (C&J Duffy)

East Looe River: 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 10 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan. (C&J Duffy)

Nanquidno: 1 Blackcap, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Longrock Beach: 29 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 15 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover. (P St Pierre) Also 2 Wheatear. (C Richards)

RSPB Marazion Marsh, Longrock Pool: 1 Garganey, 1 Teal. (P St Pierre)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Water Rail seen and another heard, 2 Teal and 2 Yellow Wagtail over. (R Veal)

Rame: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 37 Wheatear, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff,1 White Wagtail, Cirl Buntings, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Ringed Plover over. Hundreds of Swallow on the wing. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Lizard Village: 1 Melodious Warbler. (D Collins)

Old Lizard Head: 9 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Wheatear, 1 Sand Martin. (D Collins)

Walmsley Sanctuary, 11:00 – 14:00: c70 Dunlin, c36 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 2 Glossy Ibis, 2 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 1 singing Sedge Warbler, 1 Peregrine caused havoc by having two or three goes at the waders! (R Butts) Also 2 adult and 2 juv Spotted flycatcher for a second day. (C Selway)

Gwithian: 3 Swift, 1 House Martin, numerous Sand Martin. (R Loader)

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise: Penzance to Wolf Rock. 11 Common Scoter, 1 drake Eider, 3 Fulmar, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 320 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 100 Gannet, 1 Kittiwake, 3 Great Black-backed Gull and 3 Guillemot. Also 16 Common Dolphin. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer) Wolf Rock to Penzance: 3 Fulmar, 625 Manx Shearwater, 180 Gannet, 2 Shag, 3 Kittiwake, 1 Med Gull, 78 Herring Gull, 151 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Guillemot and 4 Turnstone. Also 4 Common Dolphin. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Torpoint: Great Spotted Woodpecker. Also Sparrowhawk attacking sparrows in private garden. (R Napp)

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Rick Napp

Davidstow Airfield: 2 Black Redstart (1 full summer plumage), White Wagtail, Peregrine, Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, 2 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 40 Meadow Pipit and 1 Chaffinch. (A Bond)

Crowdy: 1 white headed, white breasted Buzzard in plantation by Crowdy Reservoir. (A Bond)

Trevalga: 20+ Rock Pipit on cliff top by Long and Short Islands. Also 8 Chiffchaff and 1 Moorhen by Trevalga Church. (A Bond)

pt, dkp

Friday 25th August 2017

Porthgwarra Cove (seawatch 06:45-08:45): 2 Great/Cory’s Shearwater, 41 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Balearic Shearwater and thousands Manx Shearwater in feeding rafts or flying east, later back west, 3 Common Scoter, 4 Great Skua, 25 Commic Tern and c40 Common Dolphin in four pods (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra valley: adult male Ortolan sunning itself on boulder seaward end of wall across moor flew east calling until out of sight near “Three Chimneys” cottage 09:40hrs. Also 2 Grey Heron, 6 Tree Pipit over, 13 Common Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Nanjizal: 224 ringed birds ringed (us 3 controls) including 114 Sedge Warbler, 22 Whitethroat, 15 Reed Warbler, 13 Grasshopper Warbler, 15 Blackcap,19 Willow Warbler, Firecrest and 1st y male Bluethroat. Also c15 Tree Pipit over and odd sounding Green Sandpiper last few days, flying high and very poor views. (K Wilson)

Millbrook: Greenish Warbler still at Millbrook near St Andrews Street and Hounster Drive junction though very elusive. (D Julian) 2 Tree Pipit over, 1 Wheatear, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Barn Owl nearby. (P Roseveare)

Pistil Meadow, Lizard: Melodious Warbler still this morning, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff. (S & P Rogers, I Maclean, J St. Ledger, S Kolodziejski)

Melodious Warbler, Steve Rogers

Caerthillian: 1 Tree Pipit (S & P Rogers, I MaClean, J St. Ledger, S Kolodziejski)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 7 Glossy Ibis, 7 Cattle Egret, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 2 Kingfisher, 10 Greenshanks, 40+ Godwits, 6 Green Sandpipers, 30+ Dunlin, 8 Swift, 12 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Sedge Warbler, 3 Ruff, 50+ Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Snipe, 1 Cormorant, 300+ Canada Goose, 2 Hare. (D Thomas)

Glossy Ibis, Dave Thomas

Cattle Egret, Dave Thomas


Sedge Warbler, Dave Thomas

Wadebridge, Burniere Point hide: 1 Kingfisher, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 45 Curlew, 3 Greenshank, 48 Little Egret, 23 Mute Swan,12 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Otter. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Common Sandpiper, 33 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 10 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret (D Eva)

Maer Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 60+ Black tailed Godwit. (H Kendall & B Bryne)

Upper Tamar Lake: 4 Buzzard, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Tit, good numbers of Swallow and a few House Martin,1 Southern Hawker, 5+ Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood. (H Kendall & B Bryne)

Kingsmill Lake: 31 Greenshank, 16 Little Egret, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 87 Curlew and Kingfisher. (P Aley)

RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 2320 Manx Shearwter, 9 Fulmar, 437 Gannet, 17 Kittiwake, 2 Guillemot, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Common Tern, 12 Common Dolphin, 3 Bottle-nosed Dolphin and 1 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 2550 Manx Shearwater, 472 Gannet, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 18 Common Dolphin, 2 Bottle-nosed Dolphin, 7 Harbour Porpoise and 1 Ocean Sunfish.  (DAConway) Wolf Rock to Scilly: 2640 Manx Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 85 Gannet, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel, 1 Common Tern, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Harbour Porpoise, 46 Common Dolphin, 1 Grey Seal and 2 Ocean Sunfish. Scilly to Wolf Rock: 1200 Manx Shearwater, 2 Fulmar, 320 Gannet, 4 Great Skua, 2 Common Tern, 15 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 12 Common Dolphin, 2 Bottle-nosed Dolphin and 1 Grey Seal (1 Prickly Stick Insect in Old Town Cemetery)    (DAConway)

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Thursday 24th August 2017

Late news, 23/8, Falmouth Bay, fishing trip offshore: 1 Wilson’s Petrel, 4 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 30+ Storm Petrel, many Manx Shearwater and Fulmar. (J Selby) 

Millbrook: Greenish Warbler still on St. Andrew’s Street this morning. (M Pass + G Lewis)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Garganey, 10 Grey Heron, 9 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher. (D Flumm)

Marazion Beach: 120 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Sanderling, 1 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Turnstone. Offshore – 2 Common Scoter, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern (D Flumm)

Dunlin, Dave Flumm

Hayle Estuary, Ryan’s Field RSPB: 32 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Kingfisher. (D Flumm) Lelant Water RSPB: 49 Mallard, 1 Teal, 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin. (D Flumm)

Nanjizal: 104 birds ringed; 1 Wryneck, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 11 Willow Warbler, 41 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 15 Whitethroat. (K Wilson)

Bude: 1 juv Sparrowhawk (regular visitor) hunting and successfully killing small bird in my garden this morning. (R Maye)

Land’s End: 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Kestrel, Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 34 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 9 Little Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Dunlin, John St Ledger

St Loy: 1 juv Green Woodpecker. (S Witts)

Juvenile Green Woodpecker, Sean Witts.

Pistil Meadows: 1 Melodious Warbler feeding in gorse on west flank of valley. (DK Parker)

Melodious Warbler, Dave Parker

Caerthillian: 1 Ortolan Bunting flew over calling. (T Blunden, DK Parker)

Bude, Maer Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 47 Black -tailed Godwit. 2 Curlew, 33 Teal, 8 Mallard, Sand Martins.  (B Craven)

Camel Trail: 1 probable Citrine Wagtail reported.( If https://twitter.com/AlasdairGordon1/status/900721892277067777 – presumably alba White Wagtail)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 7 Glossy Ibis, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Ruff,plus 1 Kingfisher, Greenshanks, Godwits, Green Sandpipers, Dunlin plus lots more diff species. (A Bond) 7 Glossy Ibis7 Cattle Egret7 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 4 Greenshank, 62 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, 12 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Swift and 1 Barn Owl. (B Bosisto)

Glossy Ibis, Adrian Langdon

Falmouth Bay, AK Wildlife Cruise: 5 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel and 1 Minke Whale.

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Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Dave Flumm sent us the article below about the hundreds of dead and dying Great Shearwaters off the eastern seaboard of the States last month.This might explain why we’ve had so many in the SW Approaches so early and in such numbers, and may also have some bearing on the unprecedented Wilson’s Petrel influx. Maybe they have been struggling to follow their “normal” route and unable to counter the winds have ended up over here earlier than usual? –

>Seabirds blown off course< 

Late News, 21/08, Tresillian: 102 Common Redshank,16 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 45 Curlew, 4 Whimbrel. (B Bosisto)

Porthgwarra Cove (seawatch 06:00-08:00): 9 Great Shearwater, 11 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 7 commic tern all east. 1 Med Gull, 1 Great Skua & 1 Arctic Skua all west. In valley: 2 Wheatear and Greenshank & Whimbrel over. (D Flumm)

Land’s End: c1,000 Gannet feeding in Longships tidal race. 2 Whitethroat, 1 hybrid Hooded Crow. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Nanjizal: 42 species ringed in foggy conditions. 1 Melodious Warbler seen briefly. (K Wilson)

Trevose Head: 131  Swallow, 126 House Martin, 4 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Grey Phalarope, 10 Pied Wagtail, 19 Shelduck, 3 Common Buzzard, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Wheatear, 2 Curlew, 3 Cormorant. (B Bosisto) 

Walmsley Sanctuary: 3 Wigeon, 3 Greenshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 5 Dunlin, 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 7 Cattle Egret (5ad 2 juv), 3 Glossy Ibis15 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 1 Hobby (1st summer). (B Bosisto)

Maer Lake: 2 Snow Goose at Maer Lake 11:30 today. (M Mullard)

Snow Geese, Martin Mullard

Snow Geese, Martin Mullard

Bodmin: Newly-fledged bullfinches being fed by male at feeder in Bodmin garden, young Goldfinch begging yesterday. Very late in the season!!! (R Preston-Mafham)

Colliford: 1 female Hen Harrier seen at Gillhouse flew to tree not seen again.13 Ringed Plover, 5 Wheatear,1 m Redstart,14 Mistle Thrush,1 juv Green Woodpecker, 3 Buzzard, 1 Snipe, 2 Dunlin,1 Grey Heron, 30 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 7 Cormorant,1 Greenshank, 22 Pied Wagtail, 6 Stonechat, 6 Meadow Pipit, Swallows in numbers. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Devoran, River Kennall: 2 Kingfisher, 3 Whimbrel. Tallack’s Creek: 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 100+ Redshank, 100+ Curlew, 45 Oystercatcher, 2 Raven. Also 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker on Telegraph pole. (J St Ledger)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Osprey. (R Wilkins)

Camel Estuary: 1 Osprey opposite Camel Quarry.

Trewornan Bridge: 1 Osprey 11:30. (M Pass)

Porthkidney Sands: 1 juv Little Tern and 8 Sandwich Tern. (A McKechnie)

Little Tern, Alex McKechnie

Marazion Marsh RSPB, morning: 10 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Green Woodpecker, also 1 f Migrant Hawker, Common Darters and Beautiful Demoiselles. (T Mills) Evening: 19 Little Egret. (J Hawkey) 1 Garganey, 20 Little Egret, 300+hirundines, 500 + mixed flock of small waders including Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Sanderling, Turnstone, and 1 Redshank. (S. & P Rogers).  Longrock Pool: 1 juv Garganey still, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Swan. (M Bishop, T Mills) 

Little Egrets, Tony Mills

Migrant Hawker, Tony Mills.

Marazion beach: 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling and 1 Dunlin. (T Mills)

Park Head: 2 Chough, 1 Peregrine. (S Grose)

Par: 2 Common Swift with hirundines over athletics track this evening. (J Rance)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 192 Curlew, 31 Oystercatcher, 7 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover and 6 Greenshank on Ryan’s Field. (DK Parker) Also 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher 1 Black-tailed Godwit. Plus 7 Greenshank, 216 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Sandwich Tern, 1 Little Tern. (S Rogers)

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Monday 21st August 2017

Porthgwarra Cove (seawatch 06:10-09:10): 16 Cory’s Shearwater, 4 Great Shearwater, 15 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Med Gull, 2 Great Skua, 1 Risso’s Dolphin, 1 Ocean Sunfish. (D Flumm) Also 7 Balearic Shearwater reported.

Mermaid Pelagic, 1st trip, 3 -5pm: 3 Great Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater. 2nd trip, 5 – 8pm: 8 Great Shearwater, 15 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 35_ Storm Petrel, 2 Great Skua, 20+ Common Tern, 7+ juv/1st w Yellow-legged Gull and a possible Wilson’s Petrel. (M Elliot)

Goss Moor: 20 Whimbrel NE over the Goss Moor trail at SW960609, calling in foggy conditions​. (J Rance)

Land’s End: 3 Whitethroat, 1 f Blackcap, 90 Linnet, 1 Kestrel, hybrid Hooded Crow. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Davidstow Airfield & Crowdy: 31 Ringed Plover, 15+ Dunlin, 30+ Linnets, 2 Wheatears, 2 Buzzards, 1 Sparrowhawk, 10 Pied Wagtails. Good numbers of Black Darters and Common Darters and a few Common Hawkers. (H Kendall & B Bryne)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Osprey at 14:30 this afternoon. (C Hughes)

Porthkidney: 2 Little Tern and 26 Sandwich Tern feeding until 15:15 then flew off as tide rose. (R Veal)

Marazion beach: 83 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling & 6 Turnstone. Offshore 6 Common Scoter, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern (D Flumm)

Longrock Pool RSPB: 1 Garganey, 2 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe (D Flumm, DK Parker)

Marazion: c300 Swallow on wires off Green Lane West this evening. (DK Parker)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 7 Glossy Ibis, 5 Cattle Egret,1 Osprey, 1 Ruff, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Green Sandpiper and 1 Peregrine. (P Roseveare)

Kynance: 1 Wryneck feeding on access track behind Kynance cafe. (T Blunden)

Penzance: 1 male Peacock off Chyandour. (DK Parker)

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Sunday 20th August 2017

Public Storm Petrel ringing, Southerly Point, Lizard: There will a public ringing session at the National Trust watchpoint at Southerly Point, Lizard tomorrow (Monday 21st August) night. Meet at the watchpoint by Polpeor cafe at 11pm.

Late News, 19/08, Bude: 2 Peregrine over cliffs just North of Bude beaches,14:30. (A Saunders)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Fea’s Petrel from Falmouth Pelagic, also 1 Wilson’s Petrel, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 20 Great Shearwater, 1 Balearic Sheawater and 50 Storm Petrel. (C Smith/AK Wildlife Cruises, M Coller)

Chynhalls Point: 1 Fea’s Petrel (or Desertas/Zino’s) past at 2:15pm. Also 1:30-6:30pm: 1 Wilson’s Petrel, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 7 Great Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Sooty Shearwater, 71 Storm Petrel.

Porthgwarra:6.15-15.00: 27 Great Shearwater, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 86 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Balearic Shearwater, 63 Storm Petrel,  vast numbers of Manx Shearwater. (S Rogers et al) Also probable Wilson’s Petrel in morning. 13 Great Shearwater, 75 Sooty Shearwater, 25 Storm Petrel in evening.

Trevose Head: 48 Common Scoter, 13 Sandwich Tern, 2 Balearic Shearwater. (B Bosisto)

Fowey – Mevagissey – Fowey: 13 Storm Petrel from kayak trip this morning. (R Kirkwood)

Storm Petrel – R Kirkwood

Storm Petrel – R Kirkwood

Walmsley Sanctuary: 8 Glossy Ibis20 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Ruff, 21 Black- tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper,1 Kingfisher, 4 Cattle Egret . (B Bosisto)

Marazion: 1 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Black-tailed Godwit feeding with flock of Manx Shearwater in Mounts Bay. The godwit was picking something off the water and flying back up again on repeat for at least 3 minutes before I left. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: Juv Garganey still present. (DK Parker)

Gannel Estuary: 4 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper,11 Little Egret inc 1 juv. (S Grose)

Newquay, Towan Head/Fistral Beach: 2 Sandwich Tern, 47 Oystercatcher, 2 Wheatear, 1 Curlew, 2 Harbour Porpoise with surfers off Fistral. (S Grose)

Padstow: 3 Barn Owl at Farm Shop/Hawker’s Cove. (S Grose)

Porthkidney: 50 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Tern, 31 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 10 Ringed Plover at midday. (D Eva) 58 Sandwich Tern, 12 Common Tern and 2 Little Tern at 14:30 until pushed off by the rising tide. (R Auguarde, B Mellow, M Pass, R Wilkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7 Ringed Plover, 4 Turnstone, 3 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper on Carnsew Pool. (DK Parker) c50 Dunlin, c5 Greenshank and 1 Grey Plover on Lelant Saltings. (M Pass) 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 42 Sandwich Tern (same as Porth Kidney), 12 Mediterranean Gull, 154 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag Geese and 2 hybrid geese. (DK Parker, M Pass)

Penzance: 2 Temminck’s Stint  and 20 Turnstone reported on Wherrytown Beach at 5pm. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)