Saturday 11th May 2019

Late news, 8/5, Clodgy Point, St Ives: 1 Honey Buzzard came in off the sea, was harassed by Herring Gulls over St Ives and then flew out over St Ives Bay. (V Stratton)

Late news, 10/5, Towednack/Holmans Moors: male Pied Flycatcher. (V Stratton, J Thomas)

Late news, 10/5, Polgigga: 1 Golden Oriole flew toward Skewjack. (K Wilson)

Late news, 10/5, Porthgwarra: 1 Turtle Dove on wires at Roskestal. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 10/5, St Breward: 2 Redstart singing and 2 Garden Warbler singing, near the church. (C Mason)

Late news, 10/5, Truro: 3 Swift. (N&J Davies)

Late news, 10/5, Sennen: 10 House Martin, 2 House Sparrow. (K Bowers)

House Martins – Kevin Bowers

Late news, 10/5, Perranporth: 1 Whitethroat. (K Bowers)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Temminck’s Stint still showing this afternoon. c20 Swift also of note. (P Roseveare)

A30 by Zelah: Black Kite. (B Tregunna)

Marazion Beach: 9 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 6 Whimbrel, 5 Common Scoter, 2 Shelduck. (S Rogers)

Sanderling – Steve Rogers

Charlestown: 1 Nuthatch, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 juv 1 m Blue Tit, 2 juv 1 m Blackbird, 1 Wren, 4 Dunnock, 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 juv 1 m 1 f Robin, 3 Swallow, 1 House Martin. (D Hastilow)

Nuthatch – David Hastilow

Bartinney: 4 Cuckoo, 2 Swift. (M Jones)

Tregew and Roundwood NT, Kea: 2 Swift, 5 Skylark, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Linnet, 1 House Martin, 1 Swallow, 4 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Small Copper, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Holly Blue, 6 Orange Tip. (N Stevenson, L Mooney, G Adams)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Swift, pair of Canada Geese with 5 goslings, 1 pair of Coot incubating, 6 pairs of Great Tit and 10 pairs of Blue Tit in the nestboxes, Chiffchaff nest with 6 eggs, Willow Warbler nest with 6 eggs, Linnet nest with 3 young. (D Eva)

Newquay: 1 Sparrowhawk circling above the zoo. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Mistle Thrush, 132 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: Cuckoo, Jack Snipe. (D Wright)

Penwithick: 1 Robin, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Wood Pigeon, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Blackbird, 2 Siskin, 5 Jackdaw, 11 House Sparrow, 4 Dunnock, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit. (K Bowers)

Tolcarne, Newquay: 11 Whimbrel. (M Jones)

Bodmin Moor, Stowe’s Hill: 1 pair Redstart, 3 Cuckoo, 2 Wheatear, 2 Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker heard drumming. (J St Ledger)

Redstarts – John St Ledger

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Thursday 2nd May 2019

Late news, 30/4, Hannafore: 1 f Wheatear, 35 whimbrel, pair Grey Wagtail collecting food, pair Stonechats, several Rock Pipit, several swallows, 1 grey seal  (I Juliane)

Late news, 1/5, Hannafore: 4 Whimbrel, several Rock Pipit, several swallows, pair Stonechats, several House Martins, 1 f Pheasant, 1 f Orange Tip butterfly   (I Juliane)

Late news, 1/5, Sennen: 28 Whimbrel and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on the green pm, also Female Redstart along public footpath near trinity cottages. 1 Sedge Warbler along cycle track (Sennen end), 2 Sand Martin, 3 House Martin 12+ Swallow. (M Ferris)

Windmill Farm: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Whitethroat, 12 Sedge Warbler, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cuckoo,  numerous Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler. (D Wright)

Restronguet: Osprey at 09:20 at least. (J Chapple)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis at 13:00 also drake Gadwall and 4 Teal. (DK Parker) Also 1 Dunlin. (P St Pierre)

Kenidjack: Hoopoe still present in cattle field at cSW36353247 viewable from the gate. Please keep to public footpaths and on no account enter any of the fields. (DK Parker) Hoopoe still present 18:30. (M Ferris)

Hoopoe – Dave Parker

Hoopoe – Dave Parker

Carn Gloose: Male Woodchat Shrike on the right hand side of the road behind the wooden bench, c100 metres before the chimney. (L Proctor et al.) Storm Petrel offshore. (M Ferris)

Woodchat – Mike Spicer

Maer Lake: 18 Sand Martins, 2 Common Sandpipers, 4 Shelducks, 15 Teal, 2 Mallard with 6 juveniles, 2 Great Black Backed Gulls, 1 Herring gull, 2 Whimbrels, 2 Greenfinches, 1 Blackcap, 6 Wood Pigeons. (H Kendall)

Cheesewring, Bodmin Moor: 2 Cuckoo, 1 Swift, 4 Wheatear. (S Wheatley)

Watchcroft area: 10 Linnet, 5 Skylark, 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Cuckoo, 2 Buzzard, one playing with a live vole on the ground, 2 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Kestrel, 10 Whitethroat all in display flight, 3 juv Stonechat, 50+ Meadow Pipit (J Evans)

Tresillian River:  8 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 5 Black-tailed Godwit. (P. Pearson)

Fowey River: Grey Wagtail,  Kingfisher and Dippers. (N Bryant)

Land’s End: 1 Sedge Warbler along cycle track (Sennen end), singing Reed Warbler Lands End. 1 female Wheatear Mayon Cliff. (M Ferris)

Location withheld: Honey Buzzard over a wood in East Cornwall. (R Barlow)

Porthilly Point: 1 Swift, 2 Common Sandpiper, 20+ Sand Martin, 1 Sandwich Tern,1 Raven. (S Grose)

St Ives: 20+ Gannets, 30+ Cormorants and one Rock Pipit on The Island (K Money)

Carbilly Tor: 1 Common Redstart (m) K. Dalziel

 

Sunday 9th September 2018

Late photo, 3/9, Trevilley:

Rosy Starling – Graham Hirons

Late news, 8/9, Loe Pool: 1 Little Stint (D Eva)

Late photo, 8/9, Caerthillian: 

Melodious Warbler – Mark Worden

Caerthillian Cove: Melodious Warbler, showing well from above and below the pumping house. (B Toms, M Curtis) Also 1 Red-rumped Swallow and 1 possible Garden Warbler. (A Witheywood)

Kynance Cove: 1 Wryneck in brambles at end of footpath from car park to beach.

Levant mines: 1 Honey Buzzard flying south 3pm. (J Miller)

Lizard Point: 1 Knot (B.Toms, M.Curtis)

Porthgwarra (06:40-09:30): 524 Storm Petrel (minimum count of feeding flock, but birds leaving and arriving continuously so total possibly over 1000), 5 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Great Skua. (R Veal, B Mellow). Also 5 Whinchat, 8 Grey Wagtail, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Goldcrest, 8+ Whitethroat in the valley. (M Wallace, R Veal)

Land’s End: 3 Whinchat on Treeve Moor. Also 9+ White Wagtail in nearby ploughed field. (R Veal, B Mellow)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck still showing well from bottom car park, 1 Whinchat. (R Augarde, R Wilkins, S Rogers). Also 7 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua reported past.

Maer Lake: 500+Canada Geese (including 2 white hybrids and Bar-headed Goose), 1 Greenshank, 12 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing. Early morning all the birds were flushed by a female Sparrowhawk, but they soon returned. (N Bastin)

River Neet: 2 Grey Heron, 4 Common Sandpiper and female Kingfisher just below the sea lock at 08:30. (N Bastin)

Kingfisher – Nigel Bastin

Camel Estuary: 1 Lapwing, 108 Dunlin, 25 Ringed Plover, 6 Knot, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Common Redshank, 1 Fulmar (B Bosisto)

Argal Reservoir: 1 female Goldeneye, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, (D Eva)

College Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe including 2 chicks about 2 weeks old, 18 Moorhen (D Eva)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Ringed Plover (D Eva)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 2 Canada Geese, 1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 43 Mallard, 16 Tufted Duck, 33 Teal, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 44 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 5 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 31 Carrion Crow, 19 Jackdaw, 9 Magpie, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Wheatear, 18 Pied Wagtail, 3 Linnet, 47 Goldfinch, 1 Swallow, 1 Painted Lady and 3 Common Darter.  (DAConway)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Padstow Harbour: 2 Kingfisher, 8 Greenshank, 121 Curlew, 15 Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover, 96 Oystercatcher, 6 Grey Heron, 45 Little Egret, 45 Redshank, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Raven, 23 Sandwich Tern, 112 Mediterranean Gull, 21 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 45 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Pintail, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Crowdy Wood: 2 Firecrest, 6 Crossbill. (B Craven)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Dunlin, 9 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Barnacle Geese and 36 Little Grebe.

Pendeen, Woon Gumpus: 2 Golden Plover over, may have landed in ploughed field nearby. (NR Phillips)

Nanquidno: 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Whinchat, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Chough, 1 Blackcap (D.Beadle, S.Ellis)

Treraven Meadows /Polbrock: 1 Kingfisher, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dipper, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Jay, 32 House Martin, 11 Sand Martin, 1 Otter. (S Grose)

Trevose Head: 3 Common Tern, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Storm Petrel, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Skua this evening (B Bosisto , P Roseveare)

Downderry: 0645-0810 moving west included 1 Great Skua, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Kittiwake, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Scoter and 170+ Gannet. (A Payne)

Bradford: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Grey Wagtail, 1 Snipe, 1 Nuthatch. (A Blonden)

Polbathic Creek: 1 Kingfisher (m.) (A Blonden)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Kingfisher plus 1 Barn Owl at dusk. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2+ Common Sandpiper, 9 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 36 Teal, 20+ White Wagtail and 1 Wheatear. (DK Parker)

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Wednesday 5th September 2018

Late news, 25/8, Sennen Cove: 21 Mediterannean Gull including juvenile with yellow colour ring 2L 77 ringed on 25th June 2018 @ South Binness, Langstone Harbour, Hampshire. Also present at Dawlish Warren on 26th July 2018. (J Hawkey)

Late news, 3/9, St. Ive, Liskeard: Hoopoe in private garden. (M Walker)

Late news, 3/9, Gorran Haven: Wryneck in private garden. (L Richards)

Wryneck – Lamorna Richards

Wryneck – Lamorna Richards

Polgigga: Wood Warbler along Bosistow Lane, just before the cottages. (M Wallace)

Lamorna: Honey Buzzard flew east over Boleigh Farm at 09:51. (M McKee) Presumably the same bird over Mousehole ay 10:20. (M Elliott)

Honey Buzzard, Mike McKee

Sancreed: 1 Honey Buzzard circling SE of village 10:45 drifted off NNE 11:00hrs, (again presumably the Lamorna bird) 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 17 White Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail (D Flumm) Also Osprey east 18:30hrs. and 2 Kestrel in area today presumed migrants. (D Flumm)

Trevescan: Honey Buzzard (again presumably the Lamorna bird) over at 11:57. (P Taylor H Mitchell) Also 1 Wheatear in stubble field.

Carnyorth Common: juv Dotterel circled twice before departing east at 14:45. (P Clement)

Crugmeer: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Barn Owl, 3 Roe Deer. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Little Egret, 25 Teal, 11 Canada Goose, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 9 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 15 White Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Treraven Meadows /Polbrock: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 7 Curlew, 15 Teal, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper, 5 Sisken, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Mount Hawke: A charm of 24 Goldfinch perched on overhead wires at 08.45. (RB & PC Girling)

Porthilly Point: 75 Mediterranean Gull roosting on the shoreline with the high tide, 13 Sandwich Tern feeding. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: 2 Great Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 157 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel.

Polgigga: Hobby over at 11:50. (M Wallace)

Bray’s Cot, Lizard: Merlin at 13:50. (R Wilkins)

Windmill Farm: 3 Whinchat, 2 Whitethroat, 2 male Emperor dragonfly. (P & C Brewster)

Coverack: 1 Grasshopper Warbler (D.Beadle)

Land’s End/Treeve Moor/Cycle Track: 2 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 40 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 White Wagtail, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 20 Common Starling, 5+ Kestrel. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Widemouth Bay: 1 Peregrine over the cliffs. (R Maye)

Bude Marshes: 1 juv Buzzard. (R Maye)

Kings Mill Lake, Saltash: 4 juv Knot, 7 Greenshank, 2 juv Spotted Redshank, 1 juv Little Ringed Plover, 3 Oystercatcher, c25 Redshank, c40 Curlew & 19 Little Egret  over high tide. (P Kemp)

Rame: 26 Wheatear, 1 Meadow Pipit, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, flocks of Goldfinch and Linnet,1 Spotted Flycatcher. (C Buckland)

Penlee: Swallows and House Martins in numbers coasting. (C Buckland)

Lizard Peninsula: Little Grebe (Housel Bay Pond, unusual), Redstart, 9 Tree Pipit, Hobby, 23 White Wagtail, 4 Whinchat, 14 Wheatear, good numbers of Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Meadow Pipit ( M Pass )

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Hobby, 1 Dunlin and 1 Yellow-legged Gull. Please respect other airfield users! (Pete Roseveare)

Minions: 1 Peregrine, 1 Hobby, 1 Nuthatch. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Dozmary Pool: 46 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck,1 Whinchat. (B Bosisto, L Payne) 3 Shoveler.(B Craven)

Colliford Lake: 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull at the dam. (B Bosisto, L Payne) Also 2 Goosander (brown heads) 1 Greenshank, 1+ Curlew, 2 L Egret. (B Craven)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 14 Curlew, 3 Lapwing, 6 Wigeon, 8 Teal, 1 Shoveler 1 Great Crested Grebe. (J St Ledger, G Adams, S Williams)

Marazion Beach: 1 Dunlin, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 1 imm. Common Tern, 1 White Wagtail. (R Butts & T Pinfield)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Station: 22 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 38 Mediterranean Gull. Old Quay House: 2 Garganey (1 eclipse m + 1 fem/imm), 150+ Teal. (Approaching high tide, the birds from Carnsew and the Saltings were viewable from the causeway.) Also 1 juv Merlin over Lelant Saltings. (B Dodds) Also 2 Spotted Redshank.  Carnsew Pool: 130 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Knot, 25 Wigeon. Ryan’s Field: 1 Common Sandpiper. (R Butts, T Pinfield) Also 1 Grey Heron , 4 Little Egret , 1 Cormorant , 2 Common Sandpiper , 20+ Black Headed Gull . (K. Bowers)

Little Egret, Kevin Bowers

Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers

Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers

Pendeen: 4 Chough in field next to lower car park. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Padstow: 16 Mute Swan, 32 Mallard, 3 Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe, 9 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 15 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Moorhen, 50 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Lapwing, 17 Knot, 3 Sanderling, 8 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 24 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 200+ Curlew, 220 Black-headed Gull, 9 Mediterranean Gull, 35 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 13 Sandwich Tern, 5 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 9 House Martin, 15 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Wren, 1 Dipper, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 35 Carrion Crow, 5 Starling, 12 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Rabbit, 5 Small White, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Red Admiral, 4 Painted Lady, 3 Comma, 6 Speckled Wood, 2 Common Blue, 2 Small Copper (M Scawen et al.)

Scillonian Crossing: 5 Great Shearwater and 8 Sooty Shearwater.

St Clement, Menadews Farm: 1 Barn Owl, 5 Whimbrel. (S Grose)

Porth Joke: 2 Whinchat this evening. (S Rowe)

Whinchat, Steve Rowe

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Friday 31st August 2018

Late news, 29/8, Restronguet Creek: Osprey on the minebank off Point Quay at 18:00. (J Cope)

Late news, 29/8, Restronguet Creek: Osprey again on the minebank and in the trees on the Carclew side of the creek. (J Cope)

Late news, 30/8, Trewellard: Great Shearwater flew east.

Late photos, 30/8, Porthgwarra: Sykes’s Warbler – Steve Rogers and Mike McKee.

Sykes’s Warbler – Steve Rogers

Syke’s Warbler- Mike McKee

Porthilly Point: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine Falcon , 66 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Sandwich Tern, 1 Ringed Plover, 49 Oystercatcher, 4 Curlew. (S Grose)

Pendeen Watch: Wryneck by the Coastguard Cottages. (I Kendall) 1 Med Gull, 5 White Wagtail, 2 Wheatear. (D Flumm) 1 Sooty Shearwater, 450 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sandwich Tern, 5 Common Scoter between 06:00 & 08:00. (P Flint)

Stithians Reservoir, Stuart Hutchings Hide: 5 Snipe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 20 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Lapwing (J&D Chapman) 4 Snipe, 3 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 13 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 3 adult Little Grebe and 2 immature, 300 Herring Gull and 20 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (R Butts) Also 2 Ruff and 4 Green Sandpiper. (C Benton) Golden Lion cut-off: 6 Snipe. (R Butts)

Devoran: 1 Greenshank, c30 Black-tailed Godwit. (J&D Chapman)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Little Egret, 10 Cormorant, 2 Teal, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 200 Swallow, 40 House Martin, 4 Sand Martin, 1 Wheatear, 1 Reed Warbler, 10 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm) Also this afternoon 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5+ Common Sandpiper, 8 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin and 1 Wheatear. 6 juv Ruff tried to land in front of the hide but chased off by the Greenshank. (L Proctor)

Porthgwarra: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 20+ Wheatear, 10 Yellow Wagtail over, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Whitethroat. (S Turner, M Wallace, R Veal et al)

Pied Flycatcher – John St Ledger

Polgigga: 1 Tree Pipit, 6 Sedge Warbler, 3 Grey Wagtail. (R Veal, R Wilkins)

Nanquidno: 1 Whinchat, 7 Willow Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler. (R Veal, R Wilkins, T McGowan)

Nanjizal: 241 birds ringed including 17 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 103 Sedge Warbler, 72 Blackcap, 7 Whitethroat, 12 Reed Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Tree Pipit, Pied Flycatcher, Redstart, Wryneck. Also c40 Tree Pipit over and 3 Honey Buzzard going SSE. (K Wilson)

Carn Kenidjack: 67 Alba Wagtail inc many Whites, 1 Wheatear, 6 Meadow Pipit in ploughed field next to B3318 east of C.K. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 30 Dunlin, 20 Ringed Plover on Carnsew Pool (D Eva) 7 Mediterranean Gull, 60 Teal from Old Quay House. (R Butts) Spotted Redshank still. Also small dark Canada Goose flew into Ryan’s Field at dusk. (DK Parker)

Restronguet: Osprey again on the minebank and in the trees on the Carclew side of the creek. A distinctive individual as it is missing primary halfway along left wing and tail looks battered. (J Cope)

Osprey – John Cope

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Dipper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Grey Heron, 17 Great Crested Grebe, 1m Tufted Duck, 1 Mute Swan, 50+ Mallard, Coot, Moorhen. (R Mudge)

Lizard: Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail, at least 5 White Wagtail, 2 Chough. (N Sluman)

White Cross: 1 Hobby flying next to Royal Cornwall Showground this morning. (B Bosisto)

Foage Valley: 3 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Chiffchaff & 1 Blackcap. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Crowlas: Osprey south at c17:40. (R Veal)

Rame Head: Ortolan Bunting early AM at Coast Guard Cottages, then one PM in fields off Military Road and then two more seen fly from field to bushes not seen again. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Ortolan Bunting – Chris Buckland

Predannack Airfield (No public access): 4 Whinchat and 1 Wheatear, viewed from Windmill Farm. (P&C Brewster)

Marazion: Whimbrel flew over marsh at about midday. 2 Turnstone and c6 Ringed Plover on beach at 14:45. (D Jenkins)

Lizard Village: 1 Ortolan Bunting, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit. (I Maclean)

Lizard Point: 30 Yellow Wagtail, 40 White Wagtail. (I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Whinchat. (I Maclean)

Goonhilly: 2 Whinchat. (I Maclean)

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 drake Eider, 267 Gannet, 2 Fulmar, 235 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Shag, 24 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to St Mary’s: 136 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 26 Gannet, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Shag, 3 Black-headed Gull, 6 Common DolphinSt Mary’s to Wolf Rock: 112 Manx Shearwater, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 13 Gannet, 2 Fulmar, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Common DolphinWolf Rock to Penzance: 10 Common Tern, 478 Manx Shearwater, 125 Gannet, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Guillemot, 1 Kittiwake, 8 Common Dolphin, 2 Harbour Porpoise. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

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Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Late news, 21/8, Truro: Gull flock (predominantly Herring Gull with some Black-headed Gull), much in excess of 200, probably feeding on flying ants over Rosedale Estate, Truro, for quite while around 17:00. (K & J Mortimore)

Late news, 21/8, Lizard: 11+ Yellow Wagtail at Old Lizard Head, plus Wheatear, 12 Sand Martin & 2 Tree Pipit over. (M Pass)

Bude: Adult female Honey Buzzard flying low SW this morning at 06:15, being mobbed by 15 Herring Gulls and Carrion Crows. (N Bastin)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 imm. Glossy Ibis reported still.

Nanjizal: A total of 153 new birds ringed, including 1 Nightingale, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 52 Sedge Warbler, 6 Grasshopper Warbler, 13 Whitethroat, 17 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 7 Reed Warbler, 17 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff and 11 Swallow. Please keep to public rights of way. (P Roseveare, K Wilson)

North East Lizard Village: Moulting adult Black Kite circled between 12:50 and 14:15 at least, seemingly confused by lots of ocean! (M Pass)

Nanquidno: 1 Lesser Whitethroat still showing opposite the 5 bar gate. (T McGowan)

Pendeen 06:00-09:00: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 3000 Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Storm Petrel, 4 Common Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull & 2 Whimbrel. (P Flint)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Green Sandpiper. (M Evans)

Marazion Beach: 1 juvenile Little Gull, 1 Greenshank, 1 Peregrine over, Sea Daffodils on the dunes. (M Evans) Also 110+ Dunlin, 60+ Sanderling, 40+ Ringed Plover, 6 Turnstone, 2 ad. Mediterranean Gull, at the red river mouth at around 17:00. (R Butts)

Sea Daffodil – Mike Evans

 

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Gadwall, 1 Greylag Goose, 15 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 38 Dunlin, 21 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 62 Curlew, 23 Med Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern (B Bosisto)

Gannel Estuary: 39 Med Gull, 7 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

The Lizard: 8 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit over and 1 Pied Flycatcher towards Kynance. (L Ozsanlav-Harris)

Pendeen: 2 Chough at Pendeen Lighthouse 15:30 and 12 Dolphin 1/2 mile out on fish shoal. (P, K&H Woolley)

Sennen Bay: 1 Arctic Skua west.

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 pair of Redstart, 2 Wheatear, 10 Ringed Plover, 1 juv. Little Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 2 Teal, 3 Common Sandpiper, 10 Snipe, 20 Cormorant, 120 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Little Grebe, 20+ Pied Wagtail, 2 Sand Martin, Barn Swallows,15+ House Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Raven. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Golitha Woods: 2 Dippers down stream from bridge, 3 Siskin,1 Marsh Tit, Nuthatches, Coal Tits, 2 Treecreeper. (C Buckland, M Beer)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 15 Storm Petrel this evening. (S Rowe)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua chasing Gulls, 50+ Manx Shearwater, 20+ Gannet. (D Clapp)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Newquay, Huers Hut: 9 juv. Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Sandpiper on rocks below. (S Grose)

Pentire and the Rumps: 8 Fulmar, c.200 Manx Shearwater, 25 Gannet, 7 Cormorant, 3 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 5 Kestrel, 1 Pheasant, 3 Oystercatcher, 105 Black-headed Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Black-backed gull, 35 Herring Gull, 9 Wood Pigeon, 2 House Martin, 20 Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 6 Rock Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 1 Blackbird, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, c.100 Rook, 12 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 3 Starling, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch, 80 Linnet. 1 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 6 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Wall Brown, 4 Meadow Brown, 5 Small Heath, 1 Six-spot Burnet  (M Scawen et al.).

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Wednesday 27th June 2018

Late news, 23/6, Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 1 Honey-buzzard circled the hill several times gaining height on the thermals, eventually heading South East. 1 Hobby female feeding on dragonflies in a disused flooded quarry. (V Stratton, J Thomas)

Late news, 26/6, Sancreed: 2 Hobby together at Tregonebris 14:20-14:30 at least. (D Flumm)

Porthilly Point: 116 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 2 Curlew, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 16 Black-headed Gull, 1 Skylark, 9 Greenfinch, 29 Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Newtown St Martin: 1 Red Kite. (M Nattrass)

Kingsmill Lake: 25 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit (sp) 2 Common Sandpiper and 1 juvenile Black-headed Gull. All three Grey Heron now fledged from 2 nests toward Moditonham. (M Beer)

Marazion Beach: 1 win plum Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 (including a juvenile) Med Gull. 2 Common Scoter offshore. (R Veal)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Crossbill, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 10+ Siskin, 4 Coal Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger & T Pinfield)

Crossbill – John St Ledger

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Lapwing. (J St Ledger)

Lapwing – John St Ledger

Crackington Haven: Possible Golden Oriole for a second day. (P Anderson)

Rumps and Pentire: 3 Fulmar, 5 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, 4 Shag, 2 Kestrel, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 35 Herring Gull, 15 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 4 Puffin, 6 Woodpigeon, 8 Skylark, 9 Swallow, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 7 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 1 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 2 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 4 Goldfinch, 15 Linnet, 1 Grey Seal, 2 Small White, 5 Large White, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Gatekeeper, 2 Small Heath, 11 Meadow Brown, 1 Dark Green Fritillary, 3 Common Blue, 1 Large Skipper, 2 Six-spot Burnet, 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth, 4 Ruby-tail Wasp. (M Scawen et al)

Dark Green Fritillary, M Scawen

Dark Green Fritillary, M Scawen

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Green Sandpiper, 8 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, still 3 broods of Gadwall, 1 Lapwing, 4 Black-headed Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk. (A Langdon)

Porthmissen, Trevone: c200 active Kittiwake nests, c50 Razorbill, 1 Kestrel caught vole and some string debris. (A Langdon & I Stewart)

Guillemots, Adrian Langdon

Kestrel, Adrian Langdon

Kestrel with vole, Adrian Langdon

Trevose Head: 2 Juv Kestrel, 13 Guillemot plus 4 chicks and 1 egg. c50 juvenile Starling on wires with 6 adults. (A Langdon & I Stewart)

Tywardreath: 1 Swift over Southpark Road. (R. Barlow)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 5 Mediterranean Gull, Barnacle Goose still present, 2 singing Sedge Warbler. Lelant Saltings: 1 Greylag Goose (J Evans)

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