Saturday 15th July 2017

Late News, 14/07, The Lizard: Grey Phalarope seen from boat off Lankidden Cove nr Coverack around 8:00hrs, then flew inward towards the cliff.

Late News, 14/07, Poldhu Cove: 2 Ortolan Bunting (m and f) reported below Sand Martin cliffs briefly.

Porthgwarra: 1 Wilson’s Storm Petrel at 9:10 am feeding on and off for c3 minutes from the cove. Also 8 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel, 4 Puffin, 1 Common Scoter, 3 Mediterranean Gull 0730-1100. (R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins) Later, c30 Common Scoter, 2 Great Shearwater (15:35 & 17:45), 1 Sooty Shearwater, Manx Shearwater passing 1,000-1,500 per hour and 2 Puffin between 15:00 & 18:00. (DK Parker)

Mousehole: Wilson’s Storm Petrel reported c2.5km to south from pelagic this morning, also c20 Storm Petrel and 1 ad Arctic Skua. (Mermaid III + M Elliot)

Loe Pool: 2 Kingfisher, 31+ Sand Martin, c16 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Sparrowhawk, 12 Great Crested Grebe plus one chick, 7 ad Mallard + 19 full-grown ducklings, 2  ad and 2 young hybrid Mallard, 4 Grey Heron (3 ad, 1 imm). Plus 1 Stoat at Lower Degibna and 1f Beautiful Demoiselle at Carminowe near the stream. (G Adams)

Stithians: 1 Lapwing, 8 Cormorant, 11 Grey Heron, Little Grebe with 2 chicks on Southern cut-off, 25 Canada Geese , 1 Garden Warbler (D Eva)

Goss Moor: 92 birds ringed this morning including 35 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 36 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (P Roseveare)

St Merryn: Gyr Falcon (unconfirmed, of unknown origin) hunting rabbits near St Merryn. (R Hughes)

Pentire Point, Padstow: Many 100’s Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, plus Gannets, Guillemots, Kittiwakes. Also 10+ summer plumage Mediterranean Gulls feeding in the Camel estuary. (P Rowse)

Lamorna Cove: 1 fem Eider offshore. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 fem Tufted Duck with broods of 5&6 young, 2 Little Grebe, 1 pr Shelduck with 3 young, 12 Greylag Goose, 103 Canada Goose. 1 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

St Erth, BK Fisheries: 1 Kingfisher. (J Hawkey)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 9 Mediterranean Gull (inc.1 juv), 3 Common Sandpiper, 15 Little Egret, 1 Sandwich Tern, 3 Whimbrel, 5 Shelduck (inc.3 ducklings), 5 Oystercatcher (inc 3 juveniles). (J Hawkey)

Marazion: 14 Turnstone, 9 Sanderling (s/p), 4 Dunlin (s/p), 2 Mediterranean Gull (inc.1 juv). (J Hawkey)

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Thursday 15 September 2016

Late news, 14/9 Stithians Reservoir: 2 Whinchat (S Jackson). 1 Whimbrel, I Common Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk from the Stuart Hutchings hide. (G Adams)

Late news, 14/9 Camel Estuary: 14 Cormorant, 15 Grey Heron, 25 Little egret, 14 Mute Swan, 12 Canada Goose, 2 Shelduck, 20 Mallard, 5 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 4 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 25 Oystercatcher, 9 Ringed Plover, 10 Knot, 30 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 15 Curlew Sandpiper, 70 Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Bar-tailed Godwit, 80 Curlew, 200 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 60 Great Black-backed Gull, 100 Herring Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 House Martin, 15 Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 5 Jackdaw, 30 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 10 House Sparrow and 3 Goldfinch between Wadebridge and Tregunna. (M Scawen)

Late news, 14/9 Bude: Wryneck again showing well in private garden. Photos taken by cottage owner. Also a Convolvulus Hawk Moth. (per H Kendall)

Late news, 14/9 Portscatho: Wryneck on the coast path.

Argal Reservoir: Whiskered Tern again this morning. (S Rogers, L Proctor – photos, A McKechnie – photo) Still present at 17:30 also 2 Common Sandpiper (J. Chapman)

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Loe Pool: Dalmatian Pelican still present, 10 GC Grebe and 3 Ringed Plover on the bar. (B Burgess)

Maenporth: 2 Peregrine at 17:00. (B Burgess)

Tolvaddon Downs: 50+ Goldfinches (T Hasdell)

Laneast Down: 1 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 3 Whinchat, 11 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 6 Reed Bunting, 25 Meadow Pipit, 6 Skylark, 35 Linnet and 25 Goldfinch (L Sampson) 

Davidstow: Juv Rose Coloured Starling at c11:45, on the west side of the airfield , near to the old barn buildings, with c50 Starlings, also Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Ruff. (R Eynon, C Imms – photo) American Golden Plover still present but flushed by photographers (not the aforementioned), please stay in the car. (Eds)

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Porthgwarra: Red-backed Shrike and Wryneck by Halfway Wall, also 2 Lapland Bunting, Dotterel, 6 Golden Plover, Ruff, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 100+ Wheatear, 30+ Whinchat,3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler and 1 male Redstart in the moor area. (G Wyatt)

Polgigga: Ortolan Bunting in bulb field NW of Higher Bosistow. (M Wallace) 1 Turtle Dove on wires. (DK Parker) Little Bunting reported in stubble fields by Lower Bosistow.

Nanjizal: 253 birds ringed including 48 Chiffchaff, 32 Willow Warbler, 24 Sedge Warbler, 79 Blackcap, 13 Reed Warbler, 12 Whitethroat, 8 Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Garden Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, Wryneck and Nightingale. Also 2 Ortolan Bunting in the area. (K Wilson)

Land’s End: 1 Wryneck by Trinity Pool, 33 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 5 Whitethroat, 2 White Wagtail. (P & H Taylor) At least 2 other Wryneck reported along the cycle track.

St Buryan: 1 Barn Owl just west of village. (P & H Taylor)

Trevose Head: Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, Firecrest and Yellow Wagtail this morning. (DI Julian)

Cot Valley/Nanquidno: Wryneck at Boscregan Farm, Redstart, Tree Pipit, 12 Wheatear, 7 Whinchat and 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (N Wheatley)

Lizard: Icterine Warbler and a very showy Wryneck, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and several Chiffchaff at Parn Voose Cove. (M Bishop)

Gurnards Head: 1 Turtle Dove at 13:30.

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Monday 29th August 2016

Late news, 28/8 Porthgwarra: 5 Quail. (L Wilkins)

Caerthillian: 1 Wryneck, 3 Whitethroat ( D. Eva, J Chapple, T Blunden)

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Wryneck video by John Chapple.

Lizard Point: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroat ( D. Eva ) 1 Ortolan Bunting again. (T Blunden, G Knass) Also in cattle field next to lighthouse, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 1 White Wagtail late am. (P&C Brewster)

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Loe Pool: 1 Dalmatian Pelican, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Teal, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Willow Warbler, 18 Cormorant, 23 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck. (G and H Adams)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Little Stint, 26 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin. (S Rowe) Also 2 Common Sandpiper near Trenance Gardens. (S Harper)

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Walmsley Sanctuary:  1 Garganey, 1 Hobby, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Green Sandpiper. (S Rowe)

Camel Estuary: 4 Curlew Sandpiper. (S Rowe)

Devoran: 3 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 48 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Ringed Plover, 16 Greenshank. 60 Dunlin. (S&PM Rogers)

Davidstow: 6 Northern Wheatear, 3 White Wagtail, 10 Pied Wagtail. 1 Ringed Plover. (S&PM Rogers)

Nanquidno: 1 Wryneck bottom of valley by 5 bar gate. (C Moore)

Port Gaverne: 1 Peregrine along coast path about 1 mile north. (K Jaffrey)

Trevean Pool: 1 Icterine Warbler 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chough, 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 1 Greenshank over, 1 Ringed Plover over, 1 Whinchat.(B Steel, P&H Taylor)

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Rame Head: 9 Yellow Wagtail,1 Tree Pipit, 5 Wheatear, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestel, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Cirl Bunting, 15 Yellowhammer, 40 Linnet and good numbers of Goldfinches, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Siblyback Reservoir: 3 Little Ringed Plover. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Laneast Down: 1 Whinchat, 15 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark, 2 Reed Bunting, 10 Linnet. (L. Sampson)

Pendeen seawatch, 6.40am – 9.15am: 3 Cory’s Shearwater, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 1 Kittiwake, 8 Common Scoter. (M McKee)

Bude: 1 Little Egret, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, c10 Canada Goose, 2 Cormorant, 2 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat and 14 Oystercatcher (H Wilkins)

Pendeen Watch: 8 Common Scoter, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Balearic Shearwater, 13 Turnstone, 9 Dunlin, 7 Whimbrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 7 Little Tern, 5 Common Tern, 1 Sandwich Tern, 3 Swallow and 2 Ocean Sunfish 08:30 to 11:30. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 ad Yellow Wagtail over, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Teal, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 10 Reed/ Sedge Warbler, 5 (1 young) Stonechat. Also 1 Sanderling on the beach. (R Veal) Plus at dusk: c 2500 Swallow,  1 Green Sandpiper. (P Fraser)

Percuil River: 1 Common Sandpiper taken by a Buzzard from a tree, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Willow Warbler. (R Veal)

Windmill Farm Nature Reserve: 1 juv Dunlin and on perimeter of Predannack airfield, 1 Whinchat. (P&C Brewster)

Botallack: 16 Chough and 1 Wheatear.

St Ives Island: 6 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Puffin.

Bass Point: 1 Wryneck on coastal path just east of cottages.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

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Sunday 28th August 2016

Late news, 27/8, Restronguet Creek (Tallacks Creek): 3 Curlew Sandpiper (1 juv ), 1 Knot and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (M May)

The Lizard, Bass Point: 1 Wryneck inland of point at 12.25pm + 1 Whinchat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear & almost pure white Common Buzzard over. (P&C Brewster)

Lizard Point: 1  Icterine Warbler seen briefly in tamarisks near toilets near Youth Hostel, 9.15, 14.00 and 16.15. (I Maclean, T Blunden, D Parker, MJ Spicer, P&C Brewster) Also 1 Ortolan Bunting above Point Cafe in weedy fields (T Blunden) and 12 Yellow Wagtail. (D Parker, MJ Spicer)

Camel Estuary:  1 Semi-palmated Sandpiper reported. Plus1 Bar-headed Goose. (R Beviss)

RBeviss_Bar-headedGoose_280816Bar-headed Goose, Roy Beviss

Pendeen seawatch, 2.00-4.15pm: 18 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Common Scoter. (R Augarde, B Mellow) Seawatch 1700-1800: 1 Fea’s Petrel slowly west at 1756 3/4 mile out, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 7 Arctic Skua. (B Steel)

Porthgwarra seawatch 0720 -0940: 8 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Common Tern, 3 Storm Petrel and 1 juv Black Tern north. (B Steel)

Gannel estuary: 14 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Snipe, 1 Teal and 3 Yellow Wagtail. (J St Ledger, J Chapman)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper. (S&PM Rogers).

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Tuesday 8th September 2015

Levant area: 40 Shag in the rocks, 2 Chough, small flocks of Linnet, 2 Whinchat, 4+ Stonechat, 1 Ortolan, 2 Wheatear and 4 Swallow. (NR Phillips)

Long Rock Pool: 1 Garganey still. (P Clement)

Porthgwarra: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling at Arden-Sawah plus 1 Firecrest in seaward tamarisks. (MD Wallace) Rose-coloured Starling later at Roskestal Farm.

St Levan: 3 juv Rose-coloured Starling. (N Bostock) 1 still present in the evening. (BR Field – photo)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Great White Egret on Lelant Saltings. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Polgigga: 1 Dotterel over. MD Wallace)

Nanjizal: c.90 ringed. 44 Blackcap, 11 Sedge Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff, 7 Reed Warbler, 6 Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler and Pied Flycatcher. (KA Wilson) Also 2 Whinchat.

Land’s End: 6 Whinchat, 10 alba Wagtail, 4 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 20+ House Martin, 100+ Swallow, 100+ Linnet and f Sparrowhawk. (P & H Taylor)

Stithians Reservoir: 9 Ruff, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Dunlin and 1 Common Sandpiper. (J St Ledger – photo)

Ruff Stithians 8th Sept 2015

Nanquidno: 2+ Whinchat, 2+ Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, 7 Wheatear, 5 White Wagtail, 6 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, c50 Swallow, 11 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 2 Chough, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker and 50+ Siskin. (DK Parker, M Halliday B & J Bowler, SM Lister, C Moore et al.)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Little Stint, 44 Dunlin, 3 Sanderling, 29 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot and 8+ Med Gull. (DK Parker, SM Lister, T Macgowan, BR Field et al.)

Kenidjack: 1 Hobby. (T Macgowan)

Par Pool: 2 Tufted Duck and 2 Little Egret. (D Cooper)

Rosenannon Downs: 6 Whinchat, 8 Wheatear, (including a leucistic male), 4 Common Snipe and 3 Grasshopper Warbler. (C Selway)

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Monday 17th August 2015

Late news, 16/8, Cape Cornwall: 1 Tree Pipit over golf course. (P Fraser)

Porthgwarra, Trevean Pool: 1 Western Bonelli’s Warbler in pine trees. (M Wallace, M Halliday, T Mills et al) Also 1 Pied Flycatcher and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (M Halliday, T Mills) Porthgwarra to St Levan: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 8 Whinchat, 4 Tree pipit, 4 Wheatear and 6 Willow Warbler. (M Wallace)

Wadebridge: 1 Black Stork drifting over up the River Camel. (D Julian)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Sandwich Tern (1 adult, 1 juv). Also 1 Common Dolphin (swimming inside 4 knot buoys) and, sadly, 1 dead Risso’s Dolphin. (J St Ledger)

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Siblyback Lake: 2 Mediterranean Gull and 4 Little Grebe. (R Hurrell)

Bodmin Moor, Brown Willy: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Hobby and 10 Redpoll (inc juvs). (B Bryne)

Marazion beach: 1 Little Stint. (A McKechnie)

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Little Stint with Dunlin, Alex McKechnie

Lizard, Church Cove: 1 Lesser Whitethroat and lots Clouded Yellow and Painted Lady butterflies. (S Turner)

Kenidjack: 2 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 2 Clouded Yellow butterfly, 1 Hornet Hoverfly and a few Porpoise. (J Swann)

Nanjizal: 1 Ortolan Bunting over, 1 Wryneck, 4 Grasshopper Warbler  and 4 Pied Flycatcher. (K Wilson)

St Buryan: 1 f Marsh Harrier. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 Ring-billed Gull again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Bude, Maer Lake: 2 Wood Sandpiper.

Land’s End: 2 Whinchat. (P&H Taylor)

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Monday 29th September 2014

Cubert: 1 Short-toed Lark, c200 Skylark, c80 Meadow Pipit and 1 Wheatear. (P Clement, DK Parker, S Rowe, MJ Spicer)

Windmill Farm: 1 Red-backed Shrike still plus 1 Whinchat. (B Dodd)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at 19:30. (MJ Spicer)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 5 Mistle Thrush. (B Toms)

Wacker Quay: 40 Wigeon, 7 Sandwich Tern, 8+ Little Egret and 2 Swallow. (C Ellis)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 8 Greenshank, 2 Med Gull and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on Lelant Saltings. 3 Little Stint, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 30+ Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Grey Wagtail on Ryan’s Field. (J St Ledger – photo)

Little Stint Hayle 29th Sept 2014

Gannel Estuary: 3 Greenshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 6 Oystercacher and 1 Redshank. (M Lammas)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 12 Mallard 10 Teal, 9 Grey Heron, 7 Little Grebe, 15 Little Egret, 44 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 4 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Tresillian: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Snipe and Kingfisher at Tresemple Pool and 9+ Greenshank on Tresillian River. (A Nicholson)

Shillingham Point: 1 Spoonbill and 1 Osprey.

Treeve Common: 1 Ortolan Bunting then flew towards Trevescen. Also 2 Wheatear and 100 Meadow Pipit. (P St Pierre)

Carn Gloose: 1 Great White Egret over north.

Porthgwarra: 1 Hooded Crow still at Roskestal Farm.

Lamorna Cove: 2 Firecrest.

Sennen: 1 Turtle Dove at Trevedra Farm.

Lizard: 9 Balearic Shearwater past Lizard Point.

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