Thursday 6th September 2018

Late news, 5/9 Siblyback: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Snipe, 7 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, and 1 Ruff (M Beer)

Nanjizal: Nightingale trapped and ringed, also 41 Blackcap, 5 Willow Warbler, 9 Sedge Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 3 Grasshopper Warbler. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Pendeen Watch seawatch 06:40-08:50: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, c5000 Manx Shearwater (based on sample random counts of up to 50/minute), 3 Great Skua, 8 Kittiwake, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern. (D Flumm, P Clement) 11:00-13:15: 4 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Razorbill, 2 Guillemot, 5 Common Scoter, c1000 Manx Shearwater, 2 Chough and 3 Rock Pipit. (P & C Brewster) 16:34-17:50: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Sooty Shearwater & 1 Arctic Tern. 1240-1830: 1 Great Shearwater (15:45), 13 Sooty, 6 Balearic, c6000 Manx, 5 Arctic Skua, Pomarine Skua, 2 Great Skua, 2 Skua sp., 5 ‘commic’ Tern, 12 Mediterranean Gull (1 ad, 11 juv), 1+ Bluefin Tuna . (M Darlaston)

Porthgwarra seawatch 07:15-11:40: 4 Balearic Shearwater, 95 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel and 1 Yellow-legged Gull.

Carn Kenidjack: 2 Wheatear, 6 Meadow Pipit, c50 White Wagtail, c30 Pied Wagtail in ploughed field annex B.3318 east of C.K. (D Flumm)

Bude: Female Sparrowhawk with fresh kill (woodpigeon) Stripping and feeding by the side of rugby pitch, observed for 40mins. (R Maye)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spotted Redshank still present. (L Proctor) Also 1 Knot, 5 Greenshank and 50 Mediterranean Gull, including 2 colour-ringed juvs. (S Lister)

Windmill Farm: Bullfinch, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Several Swallow, Marsh Harrier and Hobby in a dogfight above the Willow tree line (boardwalk), Adder, Grayling Butterfly. (J Evans)

St Gothian Sands: 2 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 18 Little Grebe, 2 Coot and 2 Dunlin. (MJ Spicer)

Sancreed: 2 Kestrel, 4 Ringed Plover and our second pair of Swallow fledged 3 young today following 3 young fledged from another pair here 6th July – two successful nests after a series of poor years. Also a successful breeding season here for House Sparrow with 50 on our lawn today after a good breeding season which saw triple broods per pair from our communal, 3-compartmental nest box. (D Flumm)

Illogan: 1 m Sparrowhawk in private garden. (J Baker)

Stithians Reservoir: Goldeneye, Pintail, 1 Little Egret, 4 Greenshank, 3 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 10+ Dunlin, 15+ Ringed Plover, 22 Curlew, 3 Lapwing, 4 Wheatear & 10 White Wagtail. (M Pass, J St Ledger S Williams)

Ringed Plover, Steve Williams

Ringed Plover, Steve Williams

Wheatear, Steve Williams

Wheatear, Steve Williams

Camel Estuary: 5 Wigeon, 1 Pintail,  33 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 1 juv Little Stint, 108 Dunlin, 4 Knot, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Redshank. (Bob Bosisto)

Land’s End: Hooded Crow reported, but possibly just the hybrid resident.

Drift Reservoir (members only): Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 7 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Wheatear & 3 Yellow Wagtail. (M Wallace)

St Eval: 1 Short-eared Owl flying north over the fields next to church. (S Grose)

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Sunday 2nd September 2018

Late news, 1/9, Sennen Cove: The juvenile Mediterranean Gull with white colour ring 3959 reported yesterday was ringed in Antwerp, Belgium on 9th June 2018 and present at Lodmoor RSPB reserve, Dorset on 11th July 2018. (J Hawkey)

Late photos, 1/9, Stithians Reservoir:

Whinchat – Stephen Williams

Whinchat – Stephen Williams

Caerthillian: Corncrake flushed at c07:00. Also 10 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Tree Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 1 Redstart, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Swift. (L Ozsanlav-Harris)

Lizard Peninsula: Nightingale (one showed well early evening Caerthillian and possibly a second heard), 2 Reed Warbler, 7 Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit. (M Pass)

Rame Head: Ortolan still on wires along Military Road at c07:55. (C Smith) 2 Ortolan at Penmillard Farm with Goldfinches on wires by horse paddock, also 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 9 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Peregrine, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit and 10 Collared Dove in the area. (C Buckland)

Pied Flycatcher – Chris Buckland

Porthgwarra: 1 Hippolais Warbler sp. (probably Melodious Warbler) seen briefly in willows behind the car park copse. (M Wallace, R Veal) Also 26 Whinchat, 19 Wheatear, 4 Pied Flycatcher, 6 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Tree Pipit, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 6 Golden Plover, 1 Garden Warbler between here and St Levan. (M Wallace et al) 5 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwater, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 19 Sooty Shearwater reported between 07:50 & 11:30.

Land’s End/Treeve Moor/Cycle Track: 1 Wryneck from cycle track north of Trinity Loop, 2 Yellow Wagtail & 3 Tree Pipit over, 2 Lesser Whitethroat in hedge at north end of Treeve Moor, 5 Common Whitethroat, 15 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 1 hybrid Crow, 1 Osprey over Land’s End & out to sea at 11:31 (found by Mashuq Ahmad), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Dunnock, 20+ Swallow, 5+ Goldfinch, 2 Wren, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blue Tit, 5+ Linnet, 4 Stonechat, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, 2 Robin, 2 Kestrel, 1 Curlew, 2 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Nanjizal: Wryneck at bottom of valley between footpath and coast path. Also 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 6 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler and Blackcap between Land’s End and Nanjizal. (P St Pierre)

Pendeen Watch: Wryneck on old wall east of coastguard cottages at 11:00. (P Clement) Also 1 Pied Flycatcher, 10+ Whinchat, 26 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Wheatear, 1 Tree Pipit. (R Wilkins, R Veal, R Augarde, B Mellow, S Rogers)

Kenidjack: 1-2 Pied Flycatcher, 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warbler. (S Rogers, R Wilkins, R Augarde, B Mellow, R Veal, R Phillips)

Kenidjack Castle: 4 Wheatear, 2 Chough, 2 Rock Pipit. Many hundreds of Manx Shearwater resting in six large rafts offshore. They began moving west at about 17:00. Also 6+ Porpoise close to the rafts. (R Phillips)

Sennen, Brew Pool: 1 Osprey over North @ 11:23. (M Ahmad, C Moore)

Point, Restronguet: Osprey still. (D Eva, K Dalziel, J St Ledger) 1 Wheatear. (K Dalziel) 8 Greenshank, 1 Whinchat, 2 Nuthatch (young). 1 Otter in private pond. (J St Ledger)

Osprey – Richard Augarde

Marazion Beach: 12+ White Wagtail. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir: 8 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 2 Lapwing, 22 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 20 Curlew, 1 Snipe. (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spotted Redshank still, 11 Wigeon. (B Toms, M Curtis) 5 Whimbrel, 1 Ruff, 7 Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin, 5 Golden Plover over. (R Butts) Eclipse male Garganey (S Rogers, R Butts) Carnsew Pool: 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose) Also 74 Dunlin, 31 Ringed Plover & 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (J Hawkey) Lelant Station: At least 68 Mediterranean Gull of various ages, amongst Black-headed Gulls. (Birds of both species were flying off as I was counting) and 4 Sandwich Tern. 1 Ruff, 20 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank , 3 Greenshank. (R Butts) Juv Little Gull and 1m Gadwall. (J Hawkey).

Crowdy Reservoir: 12 Canada Geese, 12 Cormorant, 86 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Herring Gull, 8 Tufted Duck, 6 Great Crested Grebe (including a pair with 2 young), 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank and 1 Dunlin. Dog walker chased off 5 grey waders that took flight before they could be identified 09:45-10:45 from the bird hide. (N Bastin)

Penzance, Wherrytown: 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 5 Dunlin, 3 Turnstone, 1 Raven. (S Grose)

Launcells: 40+ Swallow feeding over a sheep field, 1 Coal Tit this morning. (H Kendall)

Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 34 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (H Kendall)

Lower Tamar Lake: 120+ Swallow with at least 2 House Martin. (H Kendall) 4 Grey Wagtail (2 ad, 2 juv), 1 Sedge Warbler, 16 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Wren, 1m Tufted Duck, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Goldfinch. (R Mudge)

Maer Lake: 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Lapwing, moderate numbers of Mallard and a few Teal, c190 Canada Geese. (H Kendall)

River Lynher: Osprey at Wacker Quay this morning. (per C Buckland)

Gannel Estuary: 7 Common Sandpiper on stretch of river between bridge and Salmon Lane. (S Grose)

Truro: 40+ House Martin circling above Waitrose. (P Pearson)

Near Par Market: 4 Buzzard, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Jay. (C Hooper)

Buzzard – C Hooper

St Germans: Barn Owl early morning. (C Buckland)

Heligan: 25+ Swallow, 7 Great Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 9 Goldfinch, 10 Chaffinch, 1 Buzzard, 4 Pheasant, 6 Rook, 2 Coal Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 25 House Sparrow. (K Bowers)

Marsh Tit and Goldfinch – Kevin Bowers

Castle-an-Dinas: 10 Swallow, 5 Stonechat, 3 Whinchat, 4 Meadow Pipit, 7 Goldfinch, 3 Linnet, 1 Sparrowhawk. (R Hollis)

Laneast: 9 Whinchat, 25 Stonechat, Sparrowhawk. (B Craven)

Trevilley: 1 Barn Owl at 18:30. (J Miller)

Mount Hermon/Worvas Farm, 1.5 miles N of Lizard village: Whinchat, Wheatear, 50+ Yellow Wagtail in 2 cattle-grazed fields. (S Croft)

Penlee Battery to Rame Head: 1 Whinchat. (D Allan)

Lamorna: 4 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater and c100 Manx Shearwater 1 mile offshore, from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Bartinney Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl. (L Fox)

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Saturday 1st September 2018

Late photos, 30/8, Porthgwarra:

Syke’s Warbler – Linton Proctor

Syke’s Warbler – Linton Proctor

Late photos, 31/8, Drift Reservoir:

Ruff – Linton Proctor

Greenshank – Linton Proctor

Late news, 31/8, Whipsiderry: 6 Corn Bunting, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Whimbrel, ‘Commic’ Terns offshore. (S Grose)

Late news, 31/8, Carnyorth Common: 1 Hobby, 12 Whinchat. (P Clement)

Late news, 31/8, Widemouth Bay, Bude: Osprey perched on telegraph pole. (H Murden)

Polgigga: Wryneck on track between Higher and Lower Bosistow. (M Wallace)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 32 Teal, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 100 Swallow, 70 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin, 1 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 10 White Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail. (D Flumm) 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Turnstone. (C Moore)

Stithians Reservoir: Drake Ring-necked Duck, also 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 1 Curlew, 17 Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover, 15 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 3 Lapwing, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 10 Teal. From Stuart Hutchings hide. (L Ozsanlav-Harris, J St Ledger, S Williams)

Drake Ring-necked Duck – John St Ledger

Drake Ring-necked Duck – John St Ledger

Greenshank – Stephen Williams

Wheatear – Stephen Williams

Maer Lake: Juvenile Garganey, 4 Curlew, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 1 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 3 Lapwing, 20 Common Snipe, 2 Yellow Wagtail. (B Bosisto) Also Spotted Redshank reported.

Siblyback Lake: 12 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Yellow Wagtail. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Curlew Sandpiper on Lelant saltings mid afternoon and c30 Sanderling, 36 Med Gulls and 1 Sandwich Tern on Ryan’s Field. (P&C Brewster) Spotted Redshank reported still present.

Davidstow:  Adult Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Wheatear & 1 Common Snipe. (B Bosisto)

Mermaid II pelagic: 2 Great Shearwater, c60 Sooty Shearwater, 3+ Balearic Shearwater, c80 Storm Petrel, 3 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Little Gull, 10 Arctic Tern. (M Elliott)

Millbrook Lake: 4 juv Shelduck, 98 Canada Goose, 122 Redshank, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper and 5 Mediterranean Gull. (B Taggart)

Dodman Point: 4 Pied Flycatcher and 1 adult Peregrine. (P Kemp)

Upper Tamar Lake: 6 Cormorant, 1 Swallow, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Tit. (H Kendall)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Mute Swan, 7 Great Crested Grebe with 1 very vocal juvenile, 6 Coot, 12+ Swallow, 1 House Martin, 40+ Mallard, 12 Teal. (H Kendall)

Rosenannon Downs: 7 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Gadwall, 6 Little Grebe, 27 Moorhen and 1 Kingfisher. (DK Parker)

Restronguet: Osprey again on post on island.

Porth Joke: 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 40 Swallow. (S Rowe)

Newquay: 5 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe)

Rame Head: 2 Ortolan Bunting early am in bushes along Military Rd. Relocated 15:00 on wires with Goldfinches at Rame Farm horse paddock. (C Buckland)

Penlee Reserve: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, both on wires at bottom of reserve. (C Buckland)

Pendeen Watch: 5 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Chough, 21 Swallow & 1 Kestrel. Offshore large raft of feeding Manx Shearwater with 30-40 Sandwich & ‘Commic’ Tern, 2 Common Scoter. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Cot Valley: 2 Blackcap, 1 Whinchat, 6 House Martin & 10 Swallow, Painted Lady & Red Admiral butterflies. Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Boscastle: Wryneck at Trevalga along edge of field below the village.

Tregonetha Downs: 11 Raven, 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Yellowhammer, 3 Common Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Partridge, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Porth Mear: 8 Corn Bunting in post-breeding flock. Also 100+ Swallow on passage, 6 juvenile Stonechat and 2 juvenile Wheatear. (P McVey)

Sennen Cove: 4 Common Tern, 21 Mediterranean Gull (mainly juveniles including one with white colour ring 3959). (J Hawkey)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Spoonbill, flushed by horse riders. (V&P Skilton)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 21 Turnstone this evening. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Polbathic Creek: 58 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 1 Heron, 2 Little Egret. 1 Kingfisher feeding at bottom of garden. (A Blonden)

Caerthillian, The Lizard: Nightingale, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whinchat. (T Blunden)

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Thursday 30th August 2018

Late news, 29/8, Croft Pascoe: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Tawny Owl  (D Eva)

Porthgwarra:Sykes’s Warbler in scrub by the stonewall pool this am and still present this afternoon and evening. (M Wallace) Also 2 Wryneck (one below ruined building, one at stonewall), 24+ Yellow Wagtail over, 1+ Pied Flycatcher, 3+ Whinchat, ‘many’ Tree Pipits over, 13 Wheatear, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Ringed Plover. (R Veal, M Wallace, R Wilkins et al.) Hella Point seawatch (07:00-09:45): 1 juv. Sabine’s Gull, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Sooty Shearwater reported.

Sykes’s Warbler – Phil Taylor

Devoran: 1 male Ring-necked Duck with Mallards. (S Votier)

Nanjizal: 300 birds ringed including 1 Nightingale, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Redstart, 97 Sedge Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 80 Blackcap, 44 Willow Warbler, 14 Grasshopper Warbler, 13 Reed Warbler, 15 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (M Grantham, K Wilson)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Wryneck east side Willow Carr at 10:00. (A Horn-Norris) Wryneck seen again from standing stone at 10:25. (R Veal, D Chadwick) Also 2 Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Water Rail, 1 Wheatear, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 14 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler. (R Veal)

Cot Valley: 1 Wryneck half way along public footpath between Letcha (south side of Cot Valley) and Polpry Cove (near bottom of Nanquidno) at 10:40. Also 1 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat and 2 Spotted Flycatcher shared between the valleys. (N Wheatley)

Callington: 1 Wryneck reported in a garden at Newbridge.

Pendeen (06:00-09:00): 3 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 6 Common Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern, 10 Common Scoter, 12 Whimbrel.  (P Flint)

Gwithian Towans: 1 Hooded Crow. (M Spicer)

Drift: 1 Marsh Harrier high SW over reservoir 09:20, 5 Little Egret, 18 Teal, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 60 Swallow. (D Flumm) 4 Little Egret, 6 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Chiffchaff, 30+ Swallow. (K Bowers)

Grey Wagtail, Kevin Bowers

Little Egret, Kevin Bowers

Cormorant, Kevin Bowers

Sancreed: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 3 Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Porthilly Beach: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Curlew, 15 Greenfinch, 2 Raven overhead. (S Grose)

Hayle Kimbro Pool: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper. (S Kolodziejski)

Lizard: 1 Spotted Flycatcher and several Tree Pipits at various locations. (S Kolodziejski)

Lizard Peninsula (08:00-15:45): 120+ Tree Pipit (lots more prior to 08:00 per T Blunden), c40 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Wheatear, Garden Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 20 Blackcap, 20 Whitethroat, GSWoodpecker, Swift, 4 Sand Martin, steady Swallow/House Martin movement, c15 White Wagtail, 4 Grey Wagtail. (M Pass)

Old Lizard Head: 5 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, 75+ Goldfinch, 1 Whimbrel (over). (J St Ledger)

Caerthillian (near Pump-house): Tree Pipits (heard), 3 Whinchat, 2 Whitethroat, 50+ Linnet. also Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler. (J St Ledger)

Croft Pascoe: 5 Spotted Flycatcher (3 adult, 2 young).  (J St Ledger)

Whinchat, John St Ledger

Spotted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 7 Little Grebe, 3 Lapwing from Stuart Hutchings hide. (G Adams & J St Ledger) 1 Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Black Tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, c15 Dunlin, c15 Ringed Plover, 3 Lapwing. (S Kolodziejski)

Hayle Estuary: 2 juv Curlew Sandpiper from the causeway this evening. Carnsew Pool: 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper. (T McGowan)

Marazion Beach: 1 Knot, 7 Redshank, 4 White Wagtail, 2 Sandwich Tern. (R Veal)

Polgigga: 14+ Whinchat, 1 Tree Pipit. (M Wallace, R Veal)

Maer Lake: 1 Knot, 1 Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Craven)

Siblyback Lake: 3 Common Sandpipers, 6 Ringed Plovers, 9 Dunlins, 3 Grey Wagtails, 20 Pied Wagtails, 8 Wheatears, 1 Shovler, 2 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 8 Grey Herons, 8 Sand Martins,100 House Martins, Barn Swallows, 6 Blackcaps, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Kingfishers. (C Buckland, M Beer) 20 Little Grebe, 12 Cormorants, 3 Wheatear, 2 Treecreeper, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Dunlin. (R Napp)

Wheatear, Rick Napp

Dunlin, Rick Napp

Cormorant, Rick Napp

Dobwalls: 54 House Sparrows in the garden (C&J Duffy)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 3 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Spit: c80 Oystercatcher, 8 Sandwich Tern, 2 Turnstone and 1 Med Gull roosting on the harbour wall. (M Jones)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Dipper, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Coot, 7 Great Crested Grebe (3 juv), 52 Canada Geese, 19 Moorhen, 2 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 75 Med Gull. (S Rowe)

Lethytep, Lanreath: 2 Greenfinch. (P Hambly)

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Tuesday 28th August 2018

Late news, 27/8, Lizard: Female Marsh Harrier flying west, 2 miles north of Lizard village at 10.50. (S Croft)

Porthgwarra: Fea’s type Petrel west at 08:44. (B Richards et al.) Also 11 Balearic Shearwater, 20 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 5 Great Skua and 2 Risso’s Dolphin between 06:30 and 14:10. Sabine’s Gull close in mid afternoon. (R Archer)

Pendeen: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 4000 Manx  Shearwater, 1 Whimbre, 1 Wheatear between 06:15 & 08:30. (P Flint) 2 Wheatear, general movement of distant Auks and Shearwaters NE to SW,10-12 Common Dolphin with a shoal of fish + diving Gannets 14:30-16:00. (M Brooks, J Piper)

Cape Cornwall: 6 Chough to the NE over Kenidjack cliff paths and 2 on the golf course, 2 Whimbrel on the golf course, 3 Stonechat. (M  Brooks, J Piper) 

Drift Reservoir (members only): Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 60 Swallow, 30 House Martin, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Winter plumaged Spotted Redshank from quay house inn early morning. (S Turner) Also 2 Common Sandpiper Ryan’s field. (M Costa) Juv Little Gull still from the causeway.

Nanjizal: 202 birds ringed including 7 Chiffchaff, 27 Willow Warbler, 66 Sedge Warbler, 22 Whitethroat, 38 Blackcap, 4 Reed Warbler+ control, 17 Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat & Nightingale. Also Dotterel flew over. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Wheatear, 2 Tree Pipit, male Redstart, 5 Willow Warbler, 5+ Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 3+ Great Spotted Woodpecker and 23 Collared Dove. (DK Parker, MD Wallace)

Eden Project: 1 Grey Wagtail in the Rain Forest Biome. (E Tackley)

Lethytep, Lanreath: 5 Spotted Flycatcher. (P Hambly)

Maer Lake: 13 Black-tailed Godwits, 206 Canada Geese, 21 Black-headed Gulls, 4 Moorhens, 1 Lapwing, 75+ Swallows with a very few House Martins intermixed, 26 Teal,  35+ Mallard, 18 Wood Pigeons. (H Kendall)

Ruan: Osprey on the low tide at 14:00. (R Wilkins)

Kingsmill Lake: Osprey, heading east to Tamar. (M Buckle)

Stithians Reservoir: 12 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 7 Ringed Plover, 3 Snipe, 4 Wheatear 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed GodwitAll from Stuart Hutchings hide. ( B.Toms)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher (3 Kingfishers together, observed by 2 anglers yesterday), 9 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Rame Head: 1 Velvet Scoter west, 11 Fulmars,1 Manx Shearwater west, 7 Oystercatchers,1 Great Skua west, Gannets diving on fish shoals. Many Common Dolphins and Minke Whale. (C Buckland)

Rame: 7 Yellow Wagtails, 1m Whinchat,1f Redstart,1 Garden Warbler, 6 Collard Doves, 8 Whitethroats, 2m Cirl Buntings, Meadow Pipits, 2 Adult Ravens and 1 juv, 1Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrels. (C Buckland)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Merlin, flock of Goldcrest overhead. (S Grose)

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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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Tuesday 7th August 2018

Next Mermaid pelagic, 9th August: 3-hour pelagic out of Penzance, 5pm – 8pm. Call ticket office to book or for more details, 07901 731201.

Late photo, 6/8, Drift Reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper. (N Hallam)

Pectoral Sandpiper, Nicholas Hallam

Late news, 6/8, Windmil Farm: 1 male Lesser Emperor on pool in grazing field. (G Taylor)

Lesser Emperor, Gary Taylor

Nanjizal: 2 Nightingale caught and ringed early am. (K Wilson)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Drake Lesser Scaup still opposite the hide at 4pm though it disappeared from view shortly after this. Marsh Harrier flew over NW arm. Also 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 juv Dunlin,1 Snipe but no sign of the Pectoral Sandpiper. (A Hartley)

Lesser Scaup, Adam Hartley

Wood Sandpiper, Adam Hartley

Maer Lake: 4 Garganey, 9 Teal, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 6 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Lapwing. (S Rowe) Also 1 fem Sparrowhawk, 1 Curlew, 3 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 150+ Wood Pigeon. (B Craven)

Marazion to Longrock Beach: 1 sum plum Knot this am. (P St Pierre). 78 Ringed Plover, 81 Sanderling, 1 Redshank and 20 Dunlin this evening. (S Rogers)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 juv. Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Lapwing, 6 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel. (P St Pierre). Also 5 Common Sandpiper on Ryan’s Field.

Pendeen 07.00-09.00: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater and 1 juv Mediterranean Gull. (G Taylor). 14.00 – 16.00: 6 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Sooty Shearwater reported. Also 9 juv/1w Med Gulls lingering off the lighthouse this morning. (A Hartley)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Snipe, 3 Lapwing, 2 Teal, 5 Curlew. (D Eva). Also 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Snipe, 2 Whitethroat (feeding young). (J St Ledger)

Penryn, College Reservoir: 1 Great Crested Grebe sat on nest. (J St Ledger)

Penryn campus: 1 Southern Migrant Hawker, probably for it’s 5th day.

Newlyn Harbour: 2 Raven attacking a Feral Pigeon, 4 Mediterranean Gull (2 adult & 2 juv.) on rocks behind Tolcarne Inn. (S Grose)

Longrock Pool: 2 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe (3 adult & 1 juv.), 2 Teal. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Dunlin. (MJ Spicer) Also 1 Pochard with 28 Tufted Duck, 1 Gadwall, 10 Little Grebe & 5 juv, 4 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

St Ives: 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth in private garden. (N Hallam)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Nicholas Hallam

Windmill Farm: 2 Southern Migrant Hawker.

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