Sunday 24th September 2017

Porthgwarra:Red-Eyed Vireo seen by the toilet block  at 1.20 pm (Royston Wilkins, finder) Also seen at 16.45 and 17.25 in the trees by car park. (B Field) Also 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 2 Firecrest, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Willow Warbler, 8 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat. (M Wallace)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Spotted Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Spotted Sandpiper, Steve Rowe

The Lizard village: 1 Melodious Warbler below Henry’s Campsite mid-afternoon. Also 1 Corn Bunting, 4 Pied Flycatcher, 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow Wagtail around the village. (I Maclean)

Davidstow airfield: 2 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still, also c15 Dunlin, c15 Ringed Plover. (S Rowe) Plus 1 m DotterelDavidstow 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 Failure to comply, could lead to access being withdrawn altogether.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Great White Egret (viewed and photo’d for 10 minutes before flying south at 18:10. Also 30 Greenshank, 3 Grey Plover and 2 Knot (M Beer,M Northey)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling roosted with 10+starlings. 1 Great White Egret flew n/e at dusk to distant pines (P St Pierre)

Nanjizal: 1 Icterine Warbler netted. 

Hayle towans: 36 Sandwich Tern, 2 Kittiwake, 4 Mediterranean Gull on main channel out to sea. (S Grose, C Richards)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Carnsew pool: 4 Sandwich Tern, 4 Ringed Plover. (S Grose) Also 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Little Stint, 2 Ruff, 5 Knot, flock of 8 Grey Heron over SW ( D.Eva ) Ryan’s Field: 4 Ruff, 2 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Knot. (S & P Rogers). Estuary: 3 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 9 Greenshank, 4 Sandwich Tern. (M Halliday, S & P Rogers)

Ruff, Steve Rogers

Ruff, Steve Rogers

Sennen: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still, also 3 Ruff and 5 Ringed Plover in same field ( D. Eva ) Plus 30 White Wagtail, 3 Yellow Wagtail. (S & P Rogers)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 6 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Pintail, 35 Teal, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Yellow Wagtail, c500 Swallow. (S Rowe)

Pink-footed Geese, Steve Rowe

Land’s End: 1 Whinchat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Water Rail ( D. Eva ) Also 1 Wryneck this morning on fence opposite Swingates drive. (R Augarde, R. Wilkins, B.Mellow)

St Clement, Menadews Farm: 2+ Cattle Egret with Little Egrets. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Little Stint, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 ad Yellow Legged Gull, 340 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Wheatear. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare) Also 2 Little Stint, 1 Ruff, 14 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe,  Golden Plover heard o/h, 5 Tufted Duck. (B Craven)

Loe Bar: 2 Sanderling, I Dunlin, Reed Warbler, 3 Yellow Wagtail. (D Collins)

Constantine: 1 Firecrest.  Also an odd Crow that has been around for some weeks. (D Collins)

Crow, David Collins

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 13 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Mediterranean Gull. (B Field)

Helston: Firecrest along road to Lower Nansloe Farm at 14:00. (B & J Bowler)

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Monday 4th September 2017

Next Penzance pelagic departs 4pm Wednesday 6th September £25. To book call Mermaid office on 07901 731201.

Marazion: juv Baird’s Sandpiper by Red River mouth for most, if not, all day, with 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper, ‘many’ Dunlin, Sanderling. (R Butts, R Farnes, R Veal) Also 1 Knot. (R Veal) Plus 45 Sanderling, 32 Dunlin, 57 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 1 Common Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare) Also, 7 Whimbrel flew in to the island (J Chapman)

Baird’s Sandpiper, Jon Irvine.

Baird’s Sandpiper, Jon Irvine.

Juvenile Baird’s Sandpiper, Tony Mills

Dunlin, Tony Mills.

Adult Dunlin, Tony Mills.

Juvenile Sanderling, Tony Mills.

Juvenile Ringed Plover, Tony Mills.

Polgigga: 1 Cattle Egret along Bosistow Lane in stubble field past cottages. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: presumed same Cattle Egret later with cows at Trevean, Porthgwarra. (M Wallace) Seawatching, (07:00-12:00): juvenile Sabine’s Gull flew past east, also 65 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Balearic Shearwater, 5 European Storm Petrel and juvenile Black Tern west.

Pendeen: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater and 2 Arctic Skua from Carn Ros just west of Pendeen lighthouse. (S.Jones)

Downderry: Little Tern, Sabine’s Gull, Arctic Skua and Great Skua noted offshore this morning before 8.30. (A Payne)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 9 Cattle Egret on 1st island in front of hide. Marsh Harrier put up gulls over Amble Marsh. Also 40+ Black-tailed Godwit. 13:00 hrs (M Lammas) Also 5 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper,1 Ruff. (A Langdon)

9 Cattle Egrets (7 ad + 2 juv), Adrian Langdon.

Lizard village: 1 Melodious Warbler in private garden without public access (same as previous) at 14:30 (T Clark)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 6+ Curlew, 30+ Redshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret. (D Chaney)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Grey Squirrel (on the rocks being monitored by the pipit). (D Chaney)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 3 Teal, 4 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 Wheatear. (MJ Spicer)

Devoran: Osprey perching opposite Point Quay at 15:00, then flew off upriver. (R Smith) Also 1 Spotted Redshank in high tide wader roost (L Langley)

Kenidjack Valley: 8 Chough, 1 Sparrowhawk this afternoon. (R Butts) 1 Wryneck in donkey paddock at 14:30 (J Swann)

Porthkidney: 3 Arctic Tern, 30+ Common Tern, 4 Sandwich Tern. (R Veal)  25 Common Tern, 6 Sandwich Tern, 1 Great Skua. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Trevose Head: 70 Kittiwake, 7 juv Med Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Greenshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Turnstone, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Blackcap, 1 Ocean Sunfish. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 6 Greenshank, 27 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall, 1 Greylag, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Sandwich Tern. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Fowey to Mevagissey and back, kayak trip: 15 Common Tern, 1 Black Tern plus 4 Harbour Porpoise, 2 Common Dolphin. (R Kirkwood)

Black Tern, Rupert Kirkwood.

Common Tern, Rupert Kirkwood.

Juvenile Common Tern, Rupert Kirkwood.

Levant, 5.30-6.50pm: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 41 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua. (M Scott-Ham)

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Sunday 3rd September 2017

Late news, 02/09, Roseland, Fal-Ruan complex: Juv Osprey came in  at high tide pm and rested on  distant mudbank near Ardevora Vear for 30 minutes.Did not fish. Then flew off low downriver towards Tolverne. (D Hall)

Marazion: 1 juv Baird’s Sandpiper on the beach this afternoon near the car park, 1juv Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Knot. (G Gordon, R Veal, L Langley, M Ahmad)

Baird’s Sandpiper, Mashuq Ahmad

Lamorna Cove, Tatur-du Lighthouse 07:10 – 13:10: 34 Sooty Shearwater, 51 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Arctic Skua, 1 Bonxie, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 151 Kittiwake, 1 Black Tern. (M McKee)

Porthgwarra: 06.45 – 13.30: 31 Sooty Shearwater, 32 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Arctic Skua and 4 Bonxie between squalls. (L Langley) Also 1 Arctic Tern, 50+ Common Tern past. (R Veal, R Augarde, R+L Wilkins) Also reported, 63 Balearic Shearwater, 42 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel. 1 Short-eared Owl on the moor this afternoon. (M Wallace)

Pendeen: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Chough. (P Smale)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper31 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Greenshank. (B Bosisto) 

Wadebridge: 1 Marsh Harrier between Wadebridge & Dinham this morning. (P Roseveare)

Davidstow: 1 Whinchat, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Snipe, 9 Ringed Plover and 5 Dunlin. (P Roseveare)

Kenidjack: 1 Melodious Warbler by static caravan.

Porthkidney: 16 Sandwich Tern, 50 Common Tern, 5 Arctic Tern, 1 Black Tern, 3 Sanderling. (D Eva)

Towan Head: raft of c3,000 Manx Shearwater, 10 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua. (S Rowe)

Kenidjack: 1 Wryneck In donkey paddock, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Chough. (S Grose)

Mousehole: 1 Little Shearwater just behind St Clement’s Isle at 8:10am, 1 Wilson’s Petrel close in at 8:30am, 2 Little Tern, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 11 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 3 Great Skua, 12 Common Tern, 12 Commic Tern, 2 Common Scoter 7:40-9:50. (R Augarde, R Veal, R+L Wilkins, P Smale)

Rame: 2 Sabine’s Gull (ad & juv) past 12:30-13:25.

Lizard Point: 1 Great Shearwater past at 07:15.

Maer Lake: 2 Snow Goose, 1 Ruff, 46 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Curlew, 1 Shoveler, 96 Teal, 459 Canada Goose. (P Roseveare)

Carn Gloose, St Just: 6 Swift, 2 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 2 Buzzard, 1 juv Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Kenidjack: 2 Wryneck calling, 2 Chough heard calling, Tawny Owl, 2 Wren, 3 Buzzard, all after 10.00pm. (S Grose)

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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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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)

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Thursday 31st August 2017

Late news, 30/8, Drift Reservoir: 4 Green Sandpiper. (R Veal)

Lizard Village: Melodious Warbler in a private garden. (per T Blunden)

Land’s End – Sennen: 3 Yellow Wagtail with cattle in field by Trinity Cottages, 2 Wheatear on cliff, hybrid Crow still, 4 alba Wagtail. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra: Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Tree Pipit, 6 Wheatear, 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail and a Redshank between Porthgwarra and St Levan. Also a Firecrest in the Doctor’s Garden (Rosevale). (MD Wallace) 2 Whimbrel on moor, 1 Greenshank flying overhead calling, 2 Chough, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Tree Pipit (60′ cover), 3 Wheatear, 4 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 7 Chiffchaff. (JH & K Dalziel)

Porthgwarra: 1 Great Shearwater, 13 Balearic Shearwater, 81 Sooty Shearwater and 7 Storm Petrel in 5.5 hours.

Gillan Creek: 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher,  9 alba Wagtail flew west. (D Collins)

Mawgan Creek: 30 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher. (D Collins)

Gweek Creek: 5 Dunlin, 10 Greenshank, 14 Redshank. (D Collins)

Church Cove, Lizard: 2 Blackcap, 1 Common Whitethroat, 10 Yellow Wagtail, 24 Pied Wagtail, 6 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 100 Linnet. (D Collins)

Cardinham Woods: 1 Treecreeper, 2 Grey Wagtail, 20+ Goldcrest from the cycle track and 3-4 Yellow Wagtail over. (R Veal)

Newlyn Bridge: 11 Turnstone. (P Taylor)

Rame Head & Penlee: Spotted Flycatcher, 20 Wheatear, 14 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail, juv Mediterranean Gull. (P Aley)

Mount Edgcumbe: 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, Sand Martin, ad Mediterranean Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern. (P Aley)

Croft Pascoe: 5 Spotted Flycatcher. Also numbers of Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Coal Tit. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

Venton Hill Point, Lizard: 2 Chough, 2 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Curlew. Butterflies – 2 Clouded Yellow, 4 Painted Lady. (J St Ledger)

Gweek: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Dunlin from opposite the seal sanctuary. (J St Ledger)

Kingsmill Lake: 6 Sandwich Tern, 2 Arctic Tern and 7 Little Tern (5 or 6 juv), 6 Dunlin. (M Beer, P Kemp, M Northey, J Mitchell, C Buckland)

Sennen Cove: 9+ Common Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Tern and c140 Kittiwake on Cowloe. At least 17 imm Mediterranean Gull on the beach and sea. (R Butts)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Gadwall, 1 Garganey, 23 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 10 Little Grebe, 29 Moorhen, 1 Coot and 1 Snipe plus 2 Cetti’s Warbler singing. (DK Parker)

Devoran: 1 juv Osprey opposite Tallacks Creek in the wood showing well until dusk. (S & P Rogers, L Wilkins)

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Sunday 27th August 2017

Lands End 08:30 – 12.30:1000+ Manx Shearwater, 10+ Sooty Shearwater, 6+ Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Bonxie, 2 Chough, 2 Minke Whale, 12+ Common Dolphin. (P & C Leigh) Also 2 Chough, 50+ auk sp. (raft), 100’s of Manx Shearwater, 6 Fulmar, 2 Kestrel, 15 Tree Pipit perched together on wires, 1 Wheatear(m), 1 Stonechat(m), 2 Painted Lady, 3 Small-Pearl Bordered Fritillary. (J Evans) Also 1 Melodious Warbler in bushes by car park this morning (R Wilkins R Augarde, R Veal) and 1 Barred Warbler. (R Wilkins R Augarde)

Porthgwarra 06:25-10:30: 9 Great Shearwater, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater. Also 2 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher on wires below Doctor’s garden; 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler at Trevean Pool and 1 Grey Squirrel running across the moor. (R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins)

Pied Flycatcher, Reuben Veal

St Levan: Dotterel south over Raftra at 1655hrs, appeared to drop down into fields above St Levan church. Also Pied Flycatcher, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 32 Tree Pipit, 13 Wheatear, 15 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Willow Warbler 2 Dunlin, 12 White Wagtail in the Pothgwarra/St Levan area (M Wallace)

Mount’s Bay: 1 Balearic Shearwater.

Stithians Reservoir: Green Woodpecker heard, 3 Heron, 3 Cormorant, 7 Pied W/Tail, Kingfisher, 18 Little Grebe, 25-30 mainly Goldfinch with some Chaffinch, all from north end. 6.30 – 7.30 am (R Hampshire)

Davidstow Airfield: 2+ Black Redstart.

Hayle: 1 Knot, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Sandwich Tern, 2 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall (D Eva)

Carbilly Tor: 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 1 Common Redstart (m), 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Wheatear (juv), 2 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker. (K Dalziel)

De Lank Water Works: 2 Yellow Wagtails (1 adult, 1 juv) with ponies, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Snipe.(K Dalziel)

Newquay, Little Fistral /Towan Head: 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 42 Turnstone, 35 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 2 juv Raven, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Wheatear, 1 Razorbill, 1 Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Sennen Cove: 20+ Mediterranean Gull (inc. 3 juveniles with French colour rings (green) – RP7E; R0CK & RT88. (J Hawkey)

Nanquidno: 2 Spotted Flycatcher (in conifers around Ashmoor Cottage)

Marazion: Arctic Skua chasing Common Tern offshore. (R Veal)

Mounts Bay: c30 Common Tern, 5 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Scoter and 1 Eider off Longrock. (DK Parker) Adult Roseate Tern. (K Wilson)

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