Friday 29th September 2017

Late photos, 28/9, Nanjizal: Siberian Stonechat. (T Phelps)

Siberian Stonechat – T Phelps

Late news, 28/9, St Mary’s to Wolf Rock: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Common Tern, 1 Common Dolphin. (D Flumm, A King, P Exley)

Late news, 28/9, Wolf Rock to Penzance: 3 Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Puffin, 2 Guillemot, 4 Razorbill, 1 Black Tern, 3 Common Dolphin, Harbour Porpoise. (D Flumm, A King, P Exley)

Rock, Porthilly Point: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Brent Goose, 1 Common Gull, 54 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Knot, 5 Curlew, 185 Oystercatcher and 241 Black-headed Gull. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (S Grose)

Sennen: Juv American Golden Plover and Dotterel still in ploughed field SE of Escalls Chapel. (M Bishop, J St Ledger, MJ Spicer) Also 2 Ringed Plover, 1 White Wagtail and 3 Wheatear. (MJ Spicer)

Sennen Cove: 4 Knot, 2 Sandwich Tern, and 1 Med Gull. (S Williams)

Sandwich Terns – Sam Williams Knot – Sam Williams

Davidstow airfield: 3 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still.
Davidstow Airfield is an active airfield and we have been reminded that there is NO freedom to roam here and that cars must NOT drive onto the airfield at all. We have been advised that we can WALK onto the grassy areas, but not the runways. Cars should be parked alongside the road. Failure to comply, could lead to access being withdrawn altogether.

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Spotted Sandpiper showing well on the banks of the reservoir on the north side.

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 juv Purple Heron still at Sett Bridge, plus the 2 Spoonbill. (C Hughes, B Rankine)

Purple Heron – Barry Rankine

Rame: Spotted Flycatcher around Rame Church area. (D Allan)

Penlee: Short Eared Owl high above Penlee NR being mobbed by 2 Crows at 15:00. (D Allan)

Sancreed: 1 Snipe, 2 Greenland Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Helston Loe Pool: 11 Great Crested Grebe (D Flumm)

Cot Valley: 1 Pied Flycatcher.

Nanquidno: 1 Osprey over Nanjulian at 07:25.

Gunwalloe Fishing Cove: Kestrel, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Wheatear. (C Richards)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 juv Little Stint, 5 Ruff on Lelant Saltings this evening. Also 1 juv Peregrine seen to kill a Bar-tailed Godwit and was surrounded by 200+ Crows within 10 seconds. (R Veal)

St Agnes, Chapel Porth: 10:00-11.15: 1 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Bonxie, 1 Skua sp, 4 Balearic Shearwater (2 very close), 3 Manx Shearwater, 400 Auk sp (mostly Razorbills), 100 Kittiwake, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Med Gull all flying west. In the valley 3 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 10 Curlew over. (T Wilson)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at 07:30. (J Spicer)

Porthgwarra: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, Chough heard. Also two Red Deer. (J St Ledger)

Red Deer – John St Ledger

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Friday 22nd September 2017

Late photos, 16/9, Loe Bar: 4 Grey Phalarope. (B Simpson, finder)

Grey Phalarope, Bill Simpson, (finder)

Grey Phalarope, Bill Simpson, (finder)

Grey Phalarope, Bill Simpson, (finder)

Grey Phalarope, Bill Simpson, (finder)

Late news, 18/9, Cape Cornwall: 9 Chough. (J Roberts)

Late photo, 19/9, Sennen: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper. (B Simpson, finder)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Bill Simpson, (finder)

Late news, 21/9, Trevescan: 1 Barn Owl quartering off footpath SE of Trevilley Farm at 18:30. (D & S Botting)

St Clement: 2 Cattle Egret with 5 Little Egret in field to the right of track to Menadews Farm from main road. (S Grose)

Towan Head, Newquay: 3 Chough this morning, 1 colour-ringed, black and white on left leg and red on right leg.  (M Lammas)

Ruan Lanihorne: Juv Purple Heron still around Sett Bridge this morning. (D Hall per S Gay)

Perranporth Beach: Lots of birds lingering offshore or drifting slowly west including, 250 Kittiwake, 100 Gannet, 7 Arctic Skua, 5 Manx Shearwater, 20 Sandwich Tern, 4 ‘Commic’ Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull, Razorbill and a Sanderling on the beach between 12:30 – 13:15. (T Wilson)

Torpoint: Osprey at 14:30 heading towards Plymouth Sound. (C Buckland , S Madge, M Beer)

Sennen: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still in ploughed field east of A30 and c200m south west of Escalls Chapel, cSW369266. (R Farnes)

Crowdy Reservoir: Spotted Sandpiper still on north bank near the dam, also 1 Common Sandpiper and 5 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Davidstow: 2 Juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still on the airfield. (J St Ledger)
Davidstow Airfield is an active airfield and we have been reminded that there is NO freedom to roam here and that cars must NOT drive onto the airfield at all. We have been advised that we can WALK onto the grassy areas, but not the runways. Cars should be parked alongside the road. Failure to comply, could lead to access being withdrawn altogether.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Grey Phalarope. (B Simpson) Also 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Little Stint, 60 Dunlin, c40 Ringed Plover and 4 Ruff. (P Freestone, S & P Rogers, DK Parker, T McGowan)

St Gothians NR: Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin. (S & P Rogers, T McGowan)

Gannel Estuary: 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 42 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Grey Heron and 13 Little Egret between 06:00 – 07:30. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 72 Curlew, 15 Snipe, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 109 Common Redshank, 20 Greenshank and 1 Green Sandpiper. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Camel Estuary: 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Chapel Point: 1 juv Arctic Skua, 1 juv Long tailed Skua, 4 Great Skua, 74 Manx Shearwater, 27 Kittiwake, 19 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Grey Phalarope and 1 juv Med Gull. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Rame: 5 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Guillemot, 2 Kittiwake and good numbers Great Black-backed Gulls. (C Buckland)

Bude: 9 Goldfinch, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Cormorant and 1 Peregrine (H Wilkins)

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise: Penzance Harbour: 1m Eider and 6 Dunlin. Penzance to Wolf Rock: 7 Manx Shearwater, 2 Great Skua and c12 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 5 Manx Shearwater, 2 Great Skua and c6 Common Dolphin. (DA Conway, MJ Spicer) Also reported on return journey today, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 balearic Shearwater and 8 Storm Petrel.

Penzance: 27 Goldfinch around nyger feeders in garden (a new high count). (T Mills)

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Thursday 14th September 2017

Late news 10/9 Penzance: Sabine’s Gull over Sainsburys roundabout. (K Wilson)

St Ives 07:00-12:00: 39 Sandwich Tern, 4 Med Gull, 33 Arctic Skua, 3 European Storm Petrel, 9 Leach’s Petrel12 Great Skua, 23 Grey Phalarope, 28 Arctic Tern, 3 Pomarine Skua, 18 Sabine’s Gull, 27 Common Tern, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 juv Little Gull , 2 Common Scoter. (B Bosisto)

Leach’s Petrel, Bob Bosisto

Sabine’s Gull, Bob Bosisto

St.Ives 06:45-18:30: 7 Sabine’s Gull (1 ad, 6 juvs), 22 Leach’s Petrel, 37 Grey Phalarope, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Storm Petrel, 25 Bonxie, 45 Arctic Skua, 11 Common Scoter. (M.McKee, G.Gordon)

St Ives Island 09:15-12:30: 6+ Sabine’s Gull, 6+ Leach’s Petrel, 7+ Grey Phalarope, 3 Common Scoter, 8+ Bonxies (inc. 2 killing Manx Shearwaters by drowning before eating them), 20+ Arctic Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua, 5 Mediterranean Gull (inc. 2 juv’s), 60+ Sandwich Tern, 30+ Common Tern;, 2 Arctic Tern, 3 Fulmar & 1 Ocean Sunfish. (J Hawkey)

Pendeen 07:00-14:55: 12 Leach’s Petrel, 3 Storm Petrel, 2 Little Tern, 3 Arctic Tern, 11 Sandwich Tern,  6 Sabine’s Gull all juvs, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 22 Grey Phalarope, 1 Pomarine Skua, 27 Bonxie, 7 Arctic Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater 5 “commic” Tern, 4 Common Scoter, 3 Ocean Sunfish. Also Peregrine and 2 Chough. (S Rogers, P Aley et al). 

Pendeen Watch 06:30-17:15: 35 Leach’s Petrel, 11 Storm Petrel, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 40 Great Skua, 15 Arctic Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua, 1 probable Long-tailed Skua, 25 Grey Phalarope, 7 Sabine’s Gull (all juv), 2 Little Tern, 27 ‘commic’ Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 10 Sandwich Tern and 10 Common Scoter. (D Dawe, M Darlaston)

Cape Cornwall 08:00-12:00: 4 Sabine’s Gull (all at 11:20), 2 Leach’s Storm Petrel, 10 Grey Phalarope, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 11 Bonxie and 3 Sandwich Tern. (N Wheatley)

Hayle Estuary: 1st cal Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday) 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 6 Greenshank, 10 Bar tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. (B Bosisto)

 

Yellow-legged Gull, Mark Halliday

Stithians: 33 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 6 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin,1 Swift. (B Bosisto)

Davidstow Airfield: 4 Ruff & juv Little Stint. (K Mills)

St Columb Major: 1 Osprey over Tregaswith at 17:30, presumably off Porth Reservoir. (P McVey)

Porth/Whipsiderry: 3 Chough, 1 Peregrine, 3 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Trevithick Manor Farm, Newquay: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 6 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 7 Canada Goose, 4 Barwit, 9 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 3 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Devoran Quay: 2 Osprey, (1 fishing, 1 over at 14:45), 1 Peregrine, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Garganey, 6 Sandwich Tern. (St Ledger)

West Looe: Wheatear on the rocks today, 3 Manx, 8 Guillemots, 5 Sandwich Terns, 3 Ringed Plovers, 2 Kingfishers, good numbers of House Martin. (C Buckland)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Common Scoter. (P Kemp, M Beer)

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Monday 11th September 2017

Late news, 10/9, Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Black Tern this morning. (R Mudge)

Cape Cornwall 07:45-12:45: 4 Sabine’s Gull (juvenile at 10:42 and 3 adults together at 11:06), 1 European Storm Petrel, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwaters, thousands of Manx Shearwaters, 8 Arctic Skua, 14 Bonxie, 4 Arctic Tern, 10+ ‘commic’ Tern and about 7800 Gannet (30/minute 07:45-11:45 down to 10/minute 11:45-12:45). Also 7 Choughs. (N Wheatley)

Pendeen 07:00-14:45:10 Sabine’s Gull,4 Leach’s Petrel, 20 Grey Phalorope, 2 Great Shearwater, 32 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 31 Arctic Skua, 22 Bonxie,15 Storm Petrel. (M Wallace) 06.36 – 17.44: 1 Great Shearwater, 14 Sabine’s Gull (7ad, 7juv), 1 juv Long-tailed Skua, 1 ad Pomarine Skua, 7 Leach’s Petrel, 10 Storm Petrel, 25 Grey Phalorope, 46 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 41 Arctic Skua, 50 Bonxie, 10 000+ Manx Shearwater, 65+ Arctic Tern, 5 Sandwich Tern. (L Langley)

Pendeen carpark (seawatch 07:00-10:00): 8 Storm Petrel, 73 Fulmar, 20 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sandwich Tern, 22 ‘commic’ Tern, 4 ad Arctic Skua, 14 Great Skua & 5 Ocean Sunfish including 4 together.(D Flumm).

Morvah cliff 14:00-17+00:  Many Manx Shearwater and Gannet, c20 Kkittiwake, a few fulmar, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Bonxie, 5 Sandwich Tern, 3 Sabines’ Gull (2 of the Sabine’s feeding with a flock of Manx Shearwater, Gannet and Kittiwakes. One stayed for an hour or so). Also the first movement of auks I have seen this year. (R Phillips)

Levant 09:00–12:00: 6 Sabine’s Gull (3 ads at 11:00, 1 ad 1 1w + another at 11:15), 5 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 55 Tern sp. (P Fraser)

Navax Point 07.30 to 08.45: 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Great Skua, 3.Arctic Skua (dark phase), 6.Sabine’s Gull, 2 Grey Phalarope, 1 Red-throated Diver. Large movement of Gannet, Manx Shearwater, Kittiwake, 1.Sunfish. (T Polglase)

Towan Head 07:00-08:00: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 18 ‘commic’ Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe)

Pentire Point East, Newquay 18:00-19:40: 5 Leach’s Petrel, 9 Bonxie, 5 Arctic Skua, 1 Grey Phalorope, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 3 ‘commic’ Tern, 1 Common Scoter. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary/Crantock Beach: 6 pale-bellied Brent Goose still feeding on main channel viewed from carpark. 13 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Curlew. (S Grose) Also 1 Blackwit and 1 Barwit. (M Lammas)

Newquay Boating Lake: 42 House Martin on wires, 3 newly hatched Moorhen chicks, 3 Red-eared Terrapin. (S Grose)

Lizard Poimt: 2 juv Sabine’s Gull. (I Maclean)

Penlee Point: 1 Sabine’s Gull, 35 Manx Shearwater, 15 Fulmar, 3 Storm Petrel, 6 ‘commic’ Tern, 8 Auks. (C Buckland)

Pendarves Wood: 1 Firecrest. (S Taylor)

Devoran: 1 Osprey flew in lowish over water from south towards Point Quay then on upriver at 10:00. (R Smith) 2 Osprey, 2 Peregrine, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 7 Sandwich Tern, 28 Black-tailed Godwit, 40+ Dunlin, 100+ Redshank, 100+ Curlew, 2 Greenshank. (J St Ledger)

Sandwich Tern, John St Ledger

St Dennis: 1 Firecrest in garden. (P Ash)

Firecrest, Paul Ash

 

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Sunday 10th September 2017

Porthgwarra cove 8:45-11:40: 5 Corys Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 22 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua. (R Augarde, R Veal, R Wilkins)

Tater-du 07:00-14:00: 8 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 37 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Arctic Skua, 6 Bonxie, 3 Common Scoter, 11 Kittiwake, 1 Black Tern. (M McKee)

Pendeen car park 12:40-15:40: 1 juv Long-tailed Skua close at 13:15, 1 Sabine’s Gull at 13:35, 2+ Leach’s Petrel, 9 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua, 1+ Storm Petrel, 52 ‘commic’ Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 8 Common Tern, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Bar and 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Augarde, R Veal, R Wilkins) 16:00-17:15 2 Great Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Puffin, 2 Storm Petrel. (R Veal)

Pendeen15:00-19:00: 7 Great Shearwater, 19 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Leach’s Petrel, 3 Storm Petrel, 1 Pomarine Skua, 9 Arctic Skua, 8 Bonxie. (P Marshall)

Pentire Point East, Newquay 16:45-19:15: 5 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Leach’s Petrel, 7 Bonxie, 5 Arctic Skua, 5 ‘commic’ Tern, 5 Common Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, c4000 Manx Shearwater, 4 Whimbrel. (S Rowe)

Pentire, Newquay: 4 Sooty Shearwater in one hour mid-afternoon, numerous Manx Shearwater and Gannet, 15 Common Scoter and 2 ‘commic’ Tern. (T Wilson)

Fistral Beach, Newquay: 12 Arctic Tern, 1 Common Tern, 1 Sandwich Tern, 6 Great Skua, 4 Arctic Skua, 1 juv Long-tailed Skua, 3 Kittiwake, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Leach’s Petrel this evening. (B Bosisto) 

Gannel Estuary: Six Pale-bellied Brent Goose still this afternoon on salt marsh, 1 Med Gull. (T Wilson) Also 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Barwit, 3 Dunlin, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover. (S Rowe) Also 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 Curlew. (S Grose)

Devoran:Osprey still. (R Hampshire, P Ash)

Osprey, Paul Ash

Walmsley: 8 Cattle Egret, 6 Little Egret, 8 Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 60+ Sand Martin, 20+ House Martin, 30+ Swallow and 1 Otter. (D Thomas)

Argal: 1 Common Tern, 1 Green Sandpiper, 8 Great Crested Grebe. (D Eva )

College: 2 Common Sandpiper. (D Eva )

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 12 Canada Goose,4  Cormorant, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 24 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 58 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 36 Carrion Crow,4 Magpie,3 6 Starling, 1 Wood Pigeon, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Blackbird, 2  Wheatear, 26 Pied Wagtail, 8 Swallow, 34 Meadow Pipit, 87 Linnet, 95 Goldfinch, 1 Chaffinch and 10 Stonechat.   (DA Conway)

Mullion Cove: Marsh Tit on nuts in garden. (J Allely)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Barnacle Goose. (S Grose)

Barnacle Goose, Shaun Grose

Bude Marshes: 67 Canada Geese, 10 Moorhens, 1 Coot, 67 Mallard, 1 Herring Gull, 26 Black headed Gulls, 3 Grey Herons, 5 Carrion Crows, 7 Magpies, 3 Wood Pigeons, 1 Robin, 5 Jackdaws, 1 Great Potted Woodpecker, 5 Chaffinches, 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (H Kendall & R Mudge)

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Friday 8th September 2017

Lizard Point seawatch 09:45-11:45: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Long-tailed Skua, 7 Balearic Shearwater. Church Cove: 1 Firecrest (I Maclean, T Blunden)

Lamorna, Tatur-du: 6 Great Shearwater, 8 Sooty Shearwater, 23 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Bonxie, 4 Storm Petrel, 1 Grey Phalarope. (M McKee)

Devoran: 2 Osprey, 1 Peregrine, 5 Sandwich Tern from Devoran Quay. (One Osprey caught a fish, was pursued by the other, but was chased off and the bird with the fish went into a tree to eat it. Both birds were calling. Osprey with blue ring still present, the other one with the fish appeared to be unringed.) (J St Ledger) Tallacks Creek: Osprey roosting in oak tree opposite Tallacks Creek at 19:45. (B Toms, M Curtis) Also 51 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-taied Godwit, 100+ Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, I Spotted Redshank, 80+ Redshank, 54 Dunlin, 5 Sandwich Tern, 1 Med Gull. (M May)

Osprey – John St Ledger

Osprey – John St Ledger

Osprey – John St Ledger

Gannel Estuary: 8 Pale-bellied Brent Goose still today (16:00 hrs). (M Lammas) Also 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Dipper under Trevemper bridge. (S Grose)

Tamar Estuary: 1 Osprey flew past the China Fleet club hide at 16:20. Also 1 Curlew Sandpiper on Kingsmill Lake this evening. (M Beer)

Davidstow: 13 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, 22 Black-tailed Godwit (unusual at this site !), 10 White Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Wheatear. (B Bosisto)

Trevose Head afternoon seawatch: 6 Great Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sabine’s Gull (1 juv 1 adult), 20 Kittiwake, 3 Arctic Tern, 4 juv Med Gull, 2 pale phase Adult Arctic Skua, 2 Sandwich Tern, 12 Dunlin, 1 Common Tern, 1 Whimbrel. (B Bosisto)

Marazion: Baird’s Sandpiper still on the beach by the Station House at 17:00 and the Curlew Sandpiper still up towards Red River Mouth. (S Williams, DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute Swan, 1 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 23 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 7 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 11 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 30 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (WeBS, DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Muscovy Duck, 1 Wigeon, 34 Mallard, 10 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe (including 2 young), 3 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull and 105 Herring Gull. (WeBS, DK Parker)

Scillonian 111 RSPB Wildlife Cruise: Penzance – Wolf Rock & return: 68 Gannet, 1 Eider, 66 Manx Shearwater, 4 Fulmar, 4 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 3 Bottlenose Dolphin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Long-tailed Skua, 8 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater and 4 Grey Phalarope between 14:30 & 17:45.

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Saturday 2nd September 2017

Notice: Tomorrow’s Trevose Head walk is cancelled due to bad weather forecast.

Late photo, 23/8: The Lizard Point/Pistil Meadow Melodious Warbler. (T Blunden)

Melodious Warbler, Tony Blunden

Late News, 01/09, Rame Head: 15 Wheatear (12 in a group + 3 elsewhere), 1 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 200+ Swallow-200 coasting east. (D Allan)

Porthgwarra 06:45 – 09:00: 1 juv Sabine’s Gull flew west at 07:20, 1 juv. Long-tailed Skua, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater. 1 Fea’s Petrel flew past west at 18:35.

Tater-du: juv Sabine’s Gull flew west at 16:55. (M McKee)

Mount’s Bay: Sabine’s Gull west of Lizard Point from Mermaid II fishing trip. (T Blunden)

Sabine’s Gull, Tony Blunden

Lizard Point morning seawatch: 3 Arctic Skua, 14 Black-headed gull, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Garganey, 4 Guillemot, 30 Meadow Pipit, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Sanderling, 6 Turnstone, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Scoter, 3 Dunlin, 7 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Stint, 3,500 Manx Shearwater, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 35 Pied/White Wagtail, 2 Razorbill, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Tree Pipit. (T Blunden) Also 1 Fea’s Petrel past Lizard Point at 17.20. (I Maclean)

Kenidjack: 1 Wryneck  at 10.55am & 11.45am in gorse below footbridge. (M McKee)

Lizard, Lizard Village: 1 Melodious Warbler in private garden without public access. Also Green Sandpiper, 2+ Tree Pipit over, calling. (L Langley) Church Cove: 1 Firecrest.(D Eva) Also 1 Pied Flycatcher. (I Maclean) Pistil Meadow: 6 Yellow Wagtail. (I Maclean) Grade-Ruan: 1 Wryneck, 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Croft Pascoe: 4+ Spotted Flycatcher, many Chiffchaff in the pines. (C Richards)

Walmsley Sanctuary: juv Pectoral Sandpiper this afternoon from the main hide. (S Rogers)

Stithians: 2 Swift, 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper (D Eva)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Swift with group of House Martin, 3 Blackcap, 9 Little Egret. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Teal, 15 juv/1w Med Gull inc ringed bird RN91, 1 Raven. (R Veal)

Raven, Reuben Veal

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 4 Wigeon, 13 Teal. (R Veal)

Nanjizal: 187 birds ringed, including 9 Willow Warbler, Firecrest, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 28 Sedge Warbler, 6 Reed Warbler, 14 Whitethroat, 85 Blackcap, 22 Chiffchaff. (K Wilson)

Siblyback Reservoir: c500 Swallow on waterski wires, c60 House Martin, Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, Curlew, Ringed Plover, 2 Kingfisher, 151 Lesser Black-backed Gull in top field, Great Crested Grebe, 18 Little Grebe. (P Phillips)

Zennor: 4 Raven, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (1m 1f), 2 Kestrel, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Woodcock. (J Evans)

Watch Croft: 2 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 6 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 1 Peregrine, 8 Linnet, 1 Whitethroat. (J Evans)

Newquay, Towan Head: 4 Raven, (2ad, 2juv), 4 Wheatear, 2 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

St Gennys: Wheatear, many Northern and Greenland in off to private garden today. (N Bastin)

Wheatear, Nigel Bastin

Mount Hawke: 52 Starlings resting peacefully on a bungalow roof at 17.50. (RB & PC Girling)

Trevose Head: 34 Kittiwake, 1 Sandwich Tern, 75 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Common Scoter, 23 Common Tern, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Dunlin, 1 juvenile Arctic Tern, 5 Wheatear, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Corn Bunting, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (B Bosisto)

Colliford Lake: 1 Peregrine, 1 Osprey (seen at 1:15pm from Gillhouse and 2:45pm from the dam) , 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 12 Teal, 577 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 ad & 2 juvenile/1st winter  Yellow-legged Gull. (B Bosisto)

Camel Estuary: 25 Dunlin, 1 juv Marsh Harrier (flying around salt marsh at Tregunna), 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 2 Ruff, 18 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Bosisto)

Porth Joke: 2 Whinchat, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Land’s End: 3 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 7 alba Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 20 Meadow Pipit, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. Pod of c25 mixed Common/Bottlenose Dolphin and 1 Minke Whale in Sennen Bay. 100+ Starling on roofs at Trevescan. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Devoran: 22 Black-tailed Godwit, c15 Dunlin, 5 Sandwich Tern. (L Langley)

Levant: 20+ Sooty Shearwater, 2+ Balearic Shearwater, 2,000+ Manx Shearwater. Also 2 Bottlenose Dolphin and 6+ Common Dolphin. (M Scott-Ham)

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