Thursday 18th April 2019

Late news, 16/4, St Ives: 2 Blackcaps (male and female) in Trewyn Gardens. (K Money)

Late news, 17/4, St Erth Railway station: Green Woodpecker heard “Yaffling” nearby from 06:50 – 07:00. (D King)

Late news, 17/4, Porth Reservoir:  3 Tawny Owl heard, 2 Raven heard. (S Grose)

Skewjack: Drake Green-winged Teal still in a private area. (M Wallace)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler still around the sewage works. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Kenidjack: Ortolan Bunting flew over north and calling, at the top end of the valley, female Ring Ouzel at the bottom end and 2cy Iceland Gull on the beach. (Oriole Birding)

Marazion Marsh: Glossy Ibis, fem Wheatear, 6 Sand Martin. (S. Rogers) Also 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Sedge Warbler, 11 Cetti’s Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler and 15 Sand Martin. (P Fraser) This evening: Osprey lingering over the bay and Marsh at 19.30 plus fem/imm Marsh Harrier over Long Rock. 14 Sandwich Tern, 16 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (S and P Rogers, M Elliott, L Procter, J Hawkey)

Osprey, Steve Rogers

Crowlas: 1 Osprey seen distantly coming from Marazion, appeared to drop into trees. (R Veal)

Seaton: 1 Osprey flew east at 1455 just north of the village. Later, after 1900,  8 Sandwich Tern, 5 Whimbrel and 1 Common Gull noted at Downderry. (A Payne)

Marazion beach: 3 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 40 Turnstone, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Rogers)

St. Just: Pied Crow still present at 1300 on field in front of primary school and around main car park. (D Eva) Also 2 House Martin. (B Toms)

Navax Point: 1 Tree Pipit (D Eva)

Porthilly Point: 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 77 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover, 7 Turnstone, 1 Grey Heron, 20+ Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Holywell Beach: 2 Wheatear. (P Matthews)

Trevose Head: 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap,  2 Wheatear, 15 Swallow, 10 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 2 Siskin,1 Redpoll,  1 Reed Bunting, 2 Corn Bunting. ( B Bosisto)

Towan Head: 1 Merlin, 6 Purple Sandpiper, 20 Turnstone, 1 ‘leucistic’ Starling. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler,  4 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcap, 1 White Wagtail, 3 Wheatear, 2 House Martin, 18 Sand Martin, 35 Swallow. (S Rowe)

Windmill Farm: 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Whitethroat singing, 3 Skylark singing aloft, 2 Blackcap singing, 1 Sedge Warbler singing from brambles on car park perimeter. (J Evans)

Lizard Point: 1 Swallow. (M Hooper)

Porthgwarra: 1 Common Swift over café at 10:10 then flew east along coast. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

St Columb Major: 2 Mediterranean Gull following the plough in fields at Winnards Perch roundabout. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Whimbrel, 1 sum plum Dunlin, 49 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Reed Warbler. (R Veal)

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Monday 24th September 2018

Late news, 22/9, Zennor 1 Wryneck on coast path at Porthmeor.

Late news, 23/9, Truro: 1 Kingfisher flew upriver behind Mannings Hotel. (D Jenkins)

Wadebridge: 9 Cattle Egret, 59 Golden Plover, 1 Lapwing at Burniere Point. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: 1 Tawny Pipit fly-over east at 09.40 and 2 Common Rosefinch below the “Doctor’s House”, top end of carpark. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: 1 Red-rumped Swallow and 1 Tawny Pipit (presumed same as Porthgwarra bird), also 1 Ortolan Bunting, 1 Spotted Crake. 345 birds ringed including 261 Blackcap, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 22 Chiffchaff, Redstart, 4 Reed Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 6 Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, 24 Robin (K Wilson) 1 Spotted Crake, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Firecrest, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Polgigga: 56 Collared Dove, 1 Turtle Dove. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Kenidjack: Wryneck in lower valley beyond furthest house but mobile. (M Scott-Ham)

Botallack: Greenland Wheatear. (M Scott-Ham)

Little Hendra: Merlin, Greenshank on beach. (M Scott-Ham)

Cot valley: 35 Robins, 8 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcaps, 5 Wheatears and a Whinchat. (N Wheatley)

Sennen Cove: 1 Grey Phalarope on the sea, 15 Sandwich Tern. (T Mabbett, R Butts)

Polpry Cove: 2 Grey Phalarope. (N Wheatley)

Levant: Barn Owl hunting this evening. (M Scott-Ham)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Red Kite. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Mount’s Bay kayak trip: 2 Great skua harassing flock of 200 Kittiwake off Mousehole, 5 Sandwich Tern, Eider, 1 Common Tern, 5 Common Scoter, 4 Common Dolphin, 1 Minke Whale. (R Kirkwood)

Nanquidno: 4 Blackcaps, 1 Willow Warbler, 5/6 Chiffchaffs. (R Butts)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Dunlin, 15 Redshank, 20+ Teal. Carnsew Pool: 10 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, 5 Oystercatcher. Ryan’s Field: 210 Canada Goose, 1 Whimbrel. Copperhouse Creek RSPB: 3 Mute swan, 3 Oystercatcher, 5 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 4 Redshank, 15 Canada Goose, 1 Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher. (T Wilkinson)

Colliford Lake: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper still 50m north of Dam carpark. (M Beer, C Buckland)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Osprey. (S Kolly)

Perranporth airfield, Cligga Head: 3 Chough flying north along the cliffs towards Perranporth. (B Kennett)

Wheal Jane: 1 Green Sandpiper, approx 60 House Martins and 4 Swallows over. (K Dalziel)

Devoran Quay: 1 Osprey (juv), 1 Peregrine (over) at 07.30. (J St Ledger)

Lower Predannack: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Dartford Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap (4 male, 2 female), 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger)

Kestrel, John St Ledger

Kynance: 1 Merlin (D Collins)

Windmill Farm: 1 Whinchat. (D Collins)

Trispen: 40 House Martin,18 Pied Wagtail, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Teal, 1 Little Grebe at the local nature reserve (B Bosisto L Payne)

Whipsiderry: 2 Peregrine, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Bude: Female Sparrowhawk hunting Wood Pigeons (unsuccessfully) at the rugby club pitch late afternoon. R Maye)

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Monday 10th September 2018

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Little Egret, 30 Teal, 11 Canada Goose, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Wheatear, 3 White Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Lanyon Quoit: 1 Kestrel, 1 Barn Owl quartering close to quoit. (J Evans)

Boswarthen: 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Garden Warbler singing at Madron Holy Well, several Swallow and House Martin, 1Willow Warbler. (J Evans)

Path to Watchcroft and approach: “1 possible Olivaceous Warbler (light cream uppers and coverts, faint eye-ring, pale white underside, stout long bill, broad darker tail, Wood Warbler sized.)” Also 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Raven. (J Evans)

Kynance Cove area: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Wheatears. (D Collins)

Grasshopper Warbler – D Collins

Soapy Cove: 3 Reed Warblers, 2 Whinchats, 1 Wheatear. (D Collins)

Caerthillian Cove: Melodious Warbler, 6 Whinchat , 1 Spotted Flycatcher , 2 Reed Warbler , 1 Yellow Wagtail. (M Pass, M Spicer, D Collins)

Church Cove: 1 Wood Warbler. (D Collins, M Pass, J Foster)

Wood Warbler – D Collins

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Juvenile Whimbrel. (E Cornelius, C Hayward) Also 2 Ruff, 2 Knot and hundreds of other roosting birds scattered by low flying Tornado(?) RAF. (T McGowan)

Sancreed: 1 Ortolan Bunting (in private stubble field), 40 White Wagtail, 10 Pied Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Cattle Egret with Little Egrets until 19:50, below salmon fields then flew towards Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

St Levan: Turtle Dove. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 8 Wheatear, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Whinchat & 3 Willow Warbler. (M Wallace)

St Austell: 1 m Sparrowhawk in private garden. (Chris Hooper)

Sparrowhawk – Chris Hooper

Bude canal: 2 Whinchat. (A Taylor)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 juv Osprey as previously. (Head markings distinctive.) Perched as before at 16:45, also 4 Little Grebe. (D Hall)

Saltash: Osprey flying south at the China Fleet Club around 16:20. (R Smaldon)

Mawgan: Hobby, Peregrine and Spotted Flycatcher at Mudgeon Vean. (S Cox)

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Friday 7th September 2018

Late photos, 3/9, Caerthillian: Nightingale. (D Collins)

Nightingale, David Collins.

Nightingale, David Collins.

Late news, 6/9, Land’s End/Treeve Moor/Cycle Track: 2 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear. 1 hybrid Hooded x Carrion Crow toward Sennen End of cycle track. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, M Jones)

Late news, 6/9, Pendeen: 6 Whinchat in field adjacent to large cottage near lighthouse. (B Dodd)

Late news, 6/9, Helston Boating Lake: Presumed escapeFerruginous Duck still present. (B Dodd)

Caerthillian: 1 Red-backed Shrike juv type ( M Pass, J Foster, T Blunden ), 1 Melodious Warbler Caerthillian pump house ( T Blunden, M Pass, J Foster ) 1 Wryneck ( J Foster, M Pass, T Blunden ) poss Nightingale very briefly (M Pass ), 4 Crossbill (T Blunden ), 5+ Whinchat. (M Pass)

Nanjizal: 1 Ortolan Bunting flushed from Trevilley Farm 08:30. Also 72 new birds ringed including: 6 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 24 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 12 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher. (P Roseveare)

Polgigga: 1 juv Marsh Harrier over at 13:55. (M Wallace)

Drift Resevoir (members only): 2 Little Egret, 21 Teal, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck showing well in the bottom car park. (S Turner, J Swann) Also 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater past.

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, numerous Chiffchaff. (S Turner)

Nanquidno: 3 Whitethroat, several Blackcap and Chiffchaff. (S Turner)

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Wheatear, 4 Meadow Pipit, 4+ Pied Wagtail, 200+ House Martin, 15 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Teal, 25 Little Grebe,1 Tufted Duck, 7 Snipe, 2 Barnacle Goose in with Canada geese. (C Buckland)

Porthgwarra: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel reported past the cove. (B Richards) Also 1 Redstart, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 6 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 12 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (M McKee, DK Parker, M Wallace)

Maer Lake: 1 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 4 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 9 Black-Tailed Godwit, 200+ Canada Geese. (T Nicholson)

Garrow, Bodmin Moor: 1 Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 1 Wheatear, 4 Stonechat, 24 Linnet. (B Bryne)

North Cliffs: 3 Stonechat, 1 juvenile Adder. (J Baker)

Kingsmill Lake: 26 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 4 Knot, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 60+ Redshank and at 14:30 1 juv. Osprey circled the lake for 5 minutes. (M Beer, M Buckle)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 male, 1 female), 2 Greenfinch, 1 Coal Tit, all on feeders. 1 Whitethroat, under feeders. (J St Ledger)

Whitethroat, John St Ledger.

Lizard Village: 2 House Martin (juv). (J St Ledger)

Juvenile House Martins, John St Ledger.

Lizard Point: 1m Yellow Wagtail; 12+ White Wagtails & 20+ Pied Wagtails in field with cattle behind lighthouse. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Penhale Dunes: 6 Whinchat, Tree Pipit and Great Spotted Woodpecker + many 100s of Autumn Lady’s Tresses in the short turf around St Piran’s Cross.  Also in the cattle field, 1 White Wagtail, 10 Pied Wagtail, Sand Martin and 2 Curlew. (T Wilson)

Downderry:  0700-0845, moving west were 41 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Fulmar and 670+ Gannet. A few Common Dolphin also present.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 2 Common Sandpiper.

Camel Estuary: 105 Dunlin, 11 Ringed Plover, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Common Redshank, 7 Knot, 271 Curlew ( including a colour ringed bird ), 3 Bar-tailed Godwit. ( B Bosisto)

Soapy Cove: 1 Whearear, 1 Whinchat and 1 Tree Pipit. (D Wright)

Windmill Farm: 1 Marsh Harrier (female type). (D Wright)

Gulval: Swallows – The pair which have nested in our garage for many years arrived late 7th June; laid clutch of 6 eggs then discarded 3 eggs by eating or carrying away and hatched the remaining 3 which fledged. The second brood in August they only laid 3 eggs and these 3 will fledge in next day or so. (J Hawkey)

Kynance, (S.of Kynance Cove NT car park):  2 Willow Warbler, 1 female Blackcap and 1 Wall Brown. (P & C Brewster)

Porth Reservoir: 94 Canada Goose, 1 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 9 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dipper. (S Rowe)

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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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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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