Saturday 17th June 2017

Ponsongath: 1 Red-rumped Swallow at 17.40. (J Foster)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Melodious Warbler, probable reported in sallows.

Rainbows End Nursery,Godolphin Hill: 1 Red Kite. (S Yandall)

Penzance: 1 Red Kite  this afternoon c1700 hrs., circled higher until of sight.  (R Phillips)

Men-an-Tol: 5+ Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler, c10 Whitethroat, 1m Bullfinch, 2 Cuckoo (heard only). (R Veal)

Grasshopper Warbler, Reuben Veal

Middle Taphouse: 1 Tawny Owl flying across unclassified road. (D Thorpe)

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Saturday 13th May 2017

Late news, 12/5, Penlee Point: 3 Pomarine Skua (one pale, two dark), 1 Great Skua chased by 2 Gannets, 4 Common Scoter, 4 Sandwich Tern, 50+ Manx Shearwater, 3 Whimbrel, good numbers of Auks and Gannets through. (C Buckland)

Late news, 12/5, Tregonetha Downs: 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: 1 Red-rumped Swallow, 6 Swift, 15+ Swallow, 12+ House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 1 distant Hobby. (R Butts, P St Pierre, DK Parker) Also 3 Heron, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Greenfinch, Chiffchaff, 4 Linnet, 3 Little Egret, Peacock butterfly, Orange-tip butterfly. (B Oakes)

Red-rumped Swallow – Dave Parker

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 18 Dunlin, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Whimbrel, 3 Grey Plover, 3 Little Egret. (R Butts)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Greylag Goose, 14 Canada Goose including 1 on a nest, 1 drake Gadwall, 1 drake Shoveler, 14 Mallard plus 3 duckling, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 5 Moorhen, 2 Buzzard, 68 Herring Gull, c10 Swift, c120 Swallow, c150 House Martin, c50 Sand Martin, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff and 6 Willow Warbler. (DK Parker) 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, Swift, Swallow, Sand Martin, House Martin, Wren. (B Oakes)

Great Crested Grebe and Swift – Ben Oakes

Probus: Purple Heron still today briefly at 11:20, 1 Kingfisher. (B Field)

Porth Reservoir: 11 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Tideford: 1 Red Kite being mobbed by Crows. (S Grose)

Goss Moor: 4 singing Garden Warbler. (A McKechnie)

Garden Warbler – Alex McKechnie

Chenhale Farm, St Martin: 1 Green Woodpecker. (M Nattrass)

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Friday 12th May 2017

Late news, 11/5, Rosewall Hill, St Ives: 1 Cuckoo, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Stonechat. Also 4 Painted Lady butterfly. (J Evans)

Late news, 11/5, Lanner Green: m Sparrowhawk in private garden. (R Hampshire)

Late news, 11/5, Trevose Head: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (R Augarde)

Late news, 11/5, Scillonian Crossing: 8 Gannet, 10 Guillemot, all off Cornish coast. (K Hambly-Staite)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Red-rumped Swallow around Longrock Pool this evening. (PA Fraser, R Veal, et al)

Penzance: 42 Purple Sandpiper on Battery Rocks. (DK Parker)

Scillonian Crossing, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 drake Eider, 1 Fulmar, 20 Manx Shearwater, 15 Gannet, 1 Common Sandpiper, c40 Turnstone, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern, 20 Guillemot, 2 Razorbill, 1 Puffin and 4 Auk sp. (DA Conway, DK Parker)

Scillonian Crossing, Wolf Rock to Penzance: 3 Fulmar, 37 Manx Shearwater, 119 Gannet, 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Herring Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 161 Guillemot, 11 Razorbill and 4 Puffin. (DA Conway, DK Parker)

Penlee Point: 3 Pomarine Skua (2 pale phase, one with “spoons”, and 1 dark phase), 73 Manx Shearwater, 14 Common Scoter, 4 Sandwich Tern, 3 Whimbrel, c155 Guillemot, c10 Razorbill and 7 Kittiwake. (P Aley)

Probus: 1 Purple Heron still, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe. (B Field)

Little Grebe – Brian Field

Boscastle: Grey Wagtail ad feeding one fledged youngster, 60+ Martin sp, 2 Swift, 1 Swallow, Sparrowhawk over being mobbed. Common Shrew also seen. (R Hurrell)

Nanquidno: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (C Moore)

Land’s End: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (C Moore)

Sennen: 2 Turtle Dove at Brew Farm. (K Wilson)

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Sunday 23rd April 2017

Late News, 22/04, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 43 Whimbrel, 4 Common Sandpiper, 14 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 juv Song Thrush on Carnsew Pool. 1w Spoonbill, 1 Greenshank, 1 Sedge Warbler on Ryan’s Field. 23 Wigeon, 6 Teal on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal)

Goss Moor between St Dennis and Toads Hole: 1 Cuckoo, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Stonechat, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 m Reed Bunting, 2 Raven, 4 Bullfinch, 6 Willow Warbler, 1 Buzzard, 3 Wren, 2 m Blackcap singing, 1 Marsh Tit  6 Blue Tit 1 Long-tailed Tit. (P Ash)

Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler – P Ash

Rosewall Hill:  1m & 1 f Wheatear, Kestrel overhead mobbed by Crow and Sparrowhawk flew over. (D Jenkins)

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Whimbrel, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler (D.Eva )

B3277 by Teagles: 1 Red Kite (B Tregunna)

Lizard: c20 Wheatear, 10 Whitethroat, 1 Wryneck. (B Field) Lizard Point: Single Whimbrel on the rocks, flew out to sea calling (R Bullman).

Lizard Point (seawatch): 2 Avocet, 2 Little Stint, 2 Whimbrel, 7 Puffin. (I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 4 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whinchat. (I Maclean)

Caerthillean: 1 Wryneck, 1 Ring Ouzel. (B Field, I Maclean et al) Female Red-footed Falcon briefly on wires west of Lizard village feeding in the freshly cut field at 06:40. (M Pass)

Wryneck – B Field

Crousa Downs: Purple Heron came in to roost at 20:58. (M Pass)

Goonhilly National Nature Reserve: 1 Cuckoo (heard), 8 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Wheatear (f), 4 Skylark, 6+ Swallow. (K Dalziel)

Brays Cot: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff. (K Dalziel)

Land’s End: 1m Subalpine Warbler (probably Western) opposite Swingates. From the car park, take the footpath on the left and continue past the willows until Roger Andrews’s bench. From here view the blackthorn below. From 11:40 (R Veal, B Melllow, R Augarde)

Subalpine Warbler – R Veal

Land’s End: 1m Subalpine Warbler (probably Western) still showing occasionally until at least 16:30. Also 2 Red Kite flew north at 14..05, 13 Wheatear, 7 Blackcap, 3 Sedge Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 4 Sand Martin, c20 Swallow, 2 Whimbrel. (S Rowe)

Treeve Common: 1 hybrid Hooded/Carrion Crow, 5 Whitethroat, 10 House Martin. (R Veal)

Sennen: 1 1w Iceland Gull flew over the church and then landed in ploughed field. (R Veal)

Marazion: 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver flew East and 2 White Wagtail, 5 (2 sum plum) Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Whimbrel on the beach. Marsh: 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Gadwall. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh: 1m Garganey, 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 White Wagtail. (S Rowe)

Marazion Beach: 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Whimbrel, 2 Grey Plover, 10 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling. (S Turner)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Gadwall, 11 Teal, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, c50 Sand Martin, 5+ Swallow and 1 Wheatear. (DK Parker, P St Pierre)

Marazion: 49 Dunlin, 9 Ringed Plover, 5 Sanderling, 4 Whimbrel, 3 Oystercather and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on the beach this evening. (DK Parker, P St Pierre)

Nanjizal: Red-rumped Swallow. (P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 1w Spoonbill, 2 Greenshank (R Veal) 1 Spoonbill, 1 Greenshank, 1 Swallow, 1 Oystercatcher on nest on island and Canada Goose on nest on another island. (D Jenkins)

Hawkers Cove/Stepper Point: 1 Redstart, 9 Wheatear, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Blackcap, 20 House Martin, 1 Puffin, 4 Sandwich Tern. Stepper point/gunver head: 4 Raven, 6 Wheatear, 3 Whimbrel, 36 Guillemot, 24 Razorbill, 7 Kittiwake. (S Grose)

Bartinney:  1 Greenshank , c.50 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Wheatear, 1 Whitetroat, 1 Buzzard harassed by 8 Magpie. 3 pairs Stonechats.  (R Phillips)

Common Buzzard – R Phillips

Perranuthnoe: 2 Starling, c10 Swallow. (B Oakes)

Lowland Point: 9 Whimbrel, 5 Wheatear, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcaps and 3 Adder (P Bedford)

Gwendreath Valley: 1 Red Kite (P. Bedford)

St Agnes Head: Iceland Gull imm, 3 Common Whitethroat, 8 Sand Martin, 5 House Martins(T Wilson)

Lanner Green area: 1m Blackcap singing, Chiffchaff heard, 2 Linnet, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Buzzard, 1mKestrel. (R Hampshire)

Trevose Head: 3 Cormorant, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Shelduck, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Blackcap, 11 Common Whitethroat, 5 Sedge Warbler ,4 Chiff chaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 87 Wheatear, 301 Swallow, 23 Sand Martin, 24 House Martin, 3 White Wagtail, 4 Collared Dove, 1 Grass Snake. (B Bosisto) 

Camel Estuary: 10 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 40 Whimbrel, 1 Osprey – circling Dinham Creek at high tide, viewed from the Camel Trail. (B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 drake Garganey, 2 pairs of Mallard with 6 & 3 young , 66 Black-tailed Godwit , 1 Wood Sandpiper ( color ringed) , 2 Common Sandpiper, 11 Dunlin, 1 Lapwing, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler. (B Bosisto) 2 Wood Sandpiper. (D Julian)

Clapper Marshes: Lesser Whitethroat singing. (D Julian)

Anjue Green Fields: 8 Wheatear. (V Stratton)

Buttermilk Hill: 5 Ring Ouzel dropped in this morning with 4 females and a single male which was singing, Cuckoo, 9 Wheatear, Linnets and Meadow Pipits all building nests, 40 plus Swallows feeding at a considerable height. (V Stratton)

Sibleyback Reservoir: 1m Lesser Scaup still, 1 Cuckoo. (D Julian)

 

  • Starling - B Oakes

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Sunday 9th April 2017

Bude Marshes WeBS: 7 Cattle Egret, 10 Moorhen, 2 Great black backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 7 Magpie, 1 Raven, 8 Carrion Crow, 9 Rook, 9 Jackdaw, 9 Wood Pigeon, 4 Teal, 9 Mallard, 8 Canada Goose, 2 Reed Bunting, 12 Blackbird, 3 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 3 Chaffinch, 6 Robin, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Goldfinch, 3 Wren, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 6 Dunnock, 1 female Stonechat, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow. (R Mudge, H Kendall, S Wills)

Upton, Bude: 1 Skylark1 Kestrel (H Wilkins)

Whalesborough: 20+ Swallow (H Wilkins)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Greylag Goose (rubriristris type) wary and flew off with first dog walker early morning, 2 (dark-bellied) Brent Goose, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin. (S Rowe) 4 Cattle Egret 1 Little egret, 2 Brent Goose at dusk. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool WeBS: 28 Canada Goose, 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great Northern Diver (calling), 3 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Mallard, 7 Tufted Duck, 43 Black-headed Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull,1 Herring Gull, 4 Buzzard, 44 Carrion Crow,13 Jackdaw, 8 Magpie, 5 Starling, 8 Stock Dove, 3 Skylark, 6 Blackbird,1 Song Thrush, 5 Stonechat, 4 Wheatear, 5 Pied Wagtail,13 Meadow Pipit, 5 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, 5 House Sparrow, 3 Linnet,1 Dunnock, 6 Robin, 3 Wren,1 Chiffchaff,10 Willow Warbler. (DA Conway)

Hayle Estuary: 2 Spoonbill, 5 Greylag Goose, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Gadwall (D Eva ) 2 Spoonbill,1 Med Gull, 2 Gadwall, 1 Grey Plover 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit. (B Mellow, R Augarde) Ryan’s Field: 2 (1w + subad)Spoonbill, 1 Kingfisher, 1 sum plum Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank Lelant Saltings: 2 (pr) Gadwall, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit.(R Veal, J+J Boyd)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Greylag Goose ( D. Eva ) 1 juv Iceland gull, 60 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 3 Teal (Paul St Pierre)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Greylag, 28 Canada Geese, 4 hybrid geese, 1 Muscovy Duck, 6 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 21 Mallard, 1 white Call Duck, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Buzzard, 8 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 351 Herring Gull, 1 juv Iceland Gull. (WeBS) Also 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap and 1 Reed Warbler, plus 1 Speckled Wood and numerous Andrena fulva and Andrena cineraria. (DK Parker)

(Pink-footed Goose, Andrena cinerariaAndrena fulva – Dave Parker)

St Gothian NR: 1f Wheatear, Skylarks singing (D Jenkins)

Penberth:  1 Red-rumped Swallow over east side for five minutes between 13.45-50 before drifting off (Paul St Pierre)

Ryan’s Field: 1 sleeping Spoonbill, 1 Reed Warbler singing nearby (D Jenkins)

Porthgwarra: 3 Whimbrel.(M Wallace)

Polgigga:  Juv Iceland Gull still. (M Wallace)

Soapy Cove, nr Kynance: Woodchat Shrike this morning. (D Wright)

 

Woodchat Shrike – Dougy Wright

Trevarrion:1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Plusha, nr Launceston: 1 Red Kite flying south over the A30 junction 09.30. (G Arnold)

Sancreed: 2 Tree Pipit (D. Flumm)

Portreath to Porthtowan: 6 prs Raven, c10 prs Stonechat. (D. Flumm)

 

Raven – Dave Flumm

Treburgie Water, Dobwalls: 1 Red Kite with 2 Buzzard, 1m Brimstone butterfly (also 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth seen in private garden, Dobwalls late evening of the 8th April). (C & J Duffy)

Pendarves, CWT reserve, Carwynnen: 2 Canada Goose, 4 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 1m Mallard, 1 Coot (R Hampshire)

Pentewan River: 2 Dipper (A Curwen)

Cot Valley: 1 (1st s f) Woodchat Shrike still this am in bulb field south of Cot Valley. (B Toms, M Curtis, P Clarke)

Tregeseal: 1m Woodchat Shrike in field hedge just east of the vicarage, view from vicarage drive. (P Clarke, B Mellow)

 

Woodchat Shrike – Brian Mellow

Woodchat Shrike – Reuben Veal

Helston Boating Lake: 1 drake Pintail. (G Adams)

Pendeen: 1 Black Redstart by the lighthouse, Stonechat, Raven, 2 Swallow by Manor Farm, Goldfinches & Linnets. (A Hartley)

 

Black Redstart – Adam Hartley

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives:  1 Osprey circling before heading off west down the coast. (B Mellow, R Augarde)

Nanquidno: 1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling but not seen. (B Mellow, R Augarde)

Marazion Beach:  1 Iceland Gull (pure white bird). (B Mellow, R Augarde) Marazion Marsh: 2 Sedge Warbler and 1 Reed Warbler in song. (R Veal, J+J Boyd)

Marazion Marsh RSPB WeBS: 3 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 8 Teal, 8 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Egret, 15 Grey Heron plus at least 2 young in nest, 12 Moorhen, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Herring Gull and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker) Also 60+ Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, 1 Sedge Warbler and 2 Reed Warbler. (DK Parker)

Perranuthnoe: 3 (1 nearly sum plum) Black-throated Diver off Trenow Cove with 1 showing very well. (R Veal, J+J Boyd)

Trevose Head: 1 Mute Swan, 4 Cormorant, 1 Red-legged Partridge,1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Long-eared Owl (roosting in tamarisk on the golfcourse), 1 Short-eared Owl ( flew through near coast guard cottages at 11am), 1 Collared Dove, 1 Turtle Dove, 24 Swallow, 17 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin,1 Tree Pipit, 8 Pied wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 8 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Long-tailed Tit  1 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting, 18 Corn Bunting ( 4 singing males on territory). (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 52 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 21 Shoveler, 22 Gadwall, 14 Shelduck ,1 Water Rail, 2 lapwing, 66 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 10 Swallow,1 House Martin , 100 Sand Martin 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Porthgwarra: 1 Puffin at 12:30, 12 Manx Shearwater, c20 Sandwich Tern, 2 Kittiwake, c100 Guillemot and c100 Razorbill to West and 1 Red-throated Diver East. Also 1 possible ‘continental’ Stonechat. (R Veal)

 

Possible ‘continental’ Stonechat – Reuben Veal

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Sunday 8th May 2016

Late news 7/5 Portreath: 5 Black Swans.

Late news 7/5 St Ives: Dalmatian Pelican off harbour at 17:00. (H Venus) and still present at 18:00. (T Cocking – photo)

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Late news 7/5 Trehill / Forder: 1 Red kite, 6 Swift and 4m Blackcap. (C Hannaford)

Lizard Point: 12 Pomarine Skua, 2 Arctic, 1 Great, 22 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Common Scoter and 1 Common Gull between 07:30-10:30. (T Blunden, G Knass, W Claydon)

The Lizard: 1 Red-rumped Swallow between Gwavas and Trethvas Farms c1m north of Lizard village and  feeding over fields 16:50-17:30 . (T Blunden – photo, G Knass, W Claydon) Woodchat at Kynance Rd. this evening. (J Foster)

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Porth Nanven: Dalmatian Pelican on sea this morning. (per J Summers)

Cape Cornwall: Dalmatian Pelican also around the seaward end of the Golf Course for c30 minutes between 12:15 and 12:45. (P Fraser)

Land’s End: Dalmatian Pelican c13:45-14:00. (S Gainey)

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Marazion Marsh: 1 1s male Woodchat Shrike on sanctuary west of wooden fence. Also 20+ Swift, 14m Mallard (plus 1 female with 4 ducklings), 1 Whimbrel, 2m Reed Bunting, 1 Willow Warbler, 3m Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear and numerous Reed, Sedge and Cetti’s Warblers. (L Proctor, MJ & JP Spicer, R Veal, J Eaton – photo, P St Pierre, R Farnes, M McKee)

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Marazion Beach: 7 Whimbrel, 3 Dunlin plus 5 Gannet, 8 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern and 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Veal) Also Hudsonian Whimbrel 07:40 then flew west.

Porthgwarra – St Levan: 1 Turtle Dove, 16 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Garden Warbler and 3 Red Admiral. (M Wallace)

St Ives: 1 Osprey over 07:45. (D Simmons) Later also seen over Ventonleague.

Caradon Hill: 1m Cuckoo. (P Needham)

Lethytep, Lanreath: Nesting Little Grebe. (P Hambly)

Little Grebe Lanreath Cornwall 8516 P Hambly

Goss Moor: 5 Garden Warbler and 1 Cuckoo. (M Jones)

Goonhilly: 1 Iceland Gull and1 Cuckoo (D Eva)

Croft Pascoe: 10 Crossbill, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 20 Siskin and Goldcrest nest building. (D Eva)

Higher Fraddon: 1 Red Kite. (D Wheatley)

Launceston: 1 Black Kite.

Troon: 4 Mistle Thrush young about to fledge. (SM Taylor)

Mistle Thrush at nest Troon Cornwall SM Taylor

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Great White Egret am then flew east also 1 Common Sandpiper. (P St Pierre, S Rogers, M Ahmad)

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Land’s End: 2 Spotted  Flycatcher, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Willow Warbler and 5 Sedge Warbler. (P St Pierre)

Treave Common: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Wheatear and 1 Cuckoo. (P St Pierre)

Sennen: 2 Turtle Dove south of caravan park and 14 Whimbrel opposite school. (P St Pierre)

Trevilley: 1 Whinchat and 1 Red Kite south. (P St Pierre)

Windmill Farm: 1 Female Pied Flycatcher in the bottom willow boardwalk area and 2 cuckoos near the car park. (D Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Carnsew Pool: 1 imm Spoonbill, 1f Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Raven, 30 sum plum Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 12 Whimbrel. (R Veal)

Spoonbill Hayle Cornwall 8516 R Veal

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 22 Canada Goose, 5 Cormorant, 3 (2 pairs) Great Crested Grebe, 7 Mallard, 3 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 41(12 nests) Black-headed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 48 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 64 Herring Gull, 8 Buzzard, 39 Carrion Crow, 33 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 4 Stock Dove, 3 Cuckoo, 7 Swift, 52 Swallow, 22 Sand Martin, 16 House Martin, 6 Blackbird, 3 Wheatear, 1 Pied Wagtail, 19 Meadow Pipit, 3 Skylark, 3 Reed Bunting,6 Willow Warbler, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Robin, and 5 Linnet. (DA Conway)

Loe Pool: 9 Common Sandpiper, 9 Reed Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (G Adams)

Chiverton Cross: 1 Cuckoo. (G Adams)

Coads Green: 1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler c1km SW of Coad’s Green between Penhole Farm and Landreyne, the first in 14 years. (P Mallett)

Nanquidno: Possible Northern Long-tailed Tit (caudatus) integrade. (M Ahmad photos) Also 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (R Farnes)

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Kenidjack: 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (R Farnes)

New Polzeath: Osprey over at 13:00.

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Sunday 27th September 2015

Late news, 26/9 Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern still, by water gauge in dog walking area. (per DK Parker)

Late news, 26/9 Croft Pascoe: 1 Little Stint. (C Benton)

Porthgwarra: 1 Melodious Warbler and 1 Marsh Harrier over. (A Goddard)

Porthcurno: 1 Red-rumped Swallow briefly at the turning off the B3315. (F Hull, B Dodd)

Land’s End: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, 150 Meadow Pipit, 50+ Siskin, 10 Magpie, 1 Reed Bunting and 3 Swallow. (P St Pierre) Also 1 Hobby. (B Field – photo)

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Trevilly: 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Blackcap, 15 Siskin and 4 Swallow. (P St Pierre)

Treave Common: 1 Whinchat. (P St Pierre)

Sennen Cove: 1 Whinchat & 2 Wheatear on moor near Sennen lookout. (P & H Taylor)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Oystercatcher and 1 Yellow Wagtail over. (M Lammas, S Rowe)

Cot Valley: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest and 1m Blackcap. (T McGowan, S Rowe, B Toms, M Curtis)

Marazion Marsh: 2 Garganey, 3 Gadwall, 50 Meadow Pipit, 10 Reed Bunting, 1 Sedge Warbler and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. (R Veal) Also 4 Mute Swan, 3 Teal, 12 Mallard, 2+ Kingfisher, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 26 Moorhen, 4 Stonechat and 4+ Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker) 

Marazion Beach: 20+ Ringed Plover, Sanderling and Dunlin. (R Veal) Also 20 Pale-bellied brent Geese. (P St Pierre, DK Parker)

Caerthillian: 1 Turtle Dove, 4 Wheatear, 3 Swallow and 1 Dartford Warbler. (D Eva)

Pentire Head, Newquay: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear and 8 Meadow Pipit. (D Grose)

Sancreed: 2 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 25 Linnet and 30 Meadow Pipit. (DS Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Garganey on Lelant Saltings. (F Rice – photo)

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Men-an-Tol: 2 Dartford Warbler. (M Scott-Ham)

Gurnard’s Head area: 1 Hobby, 9 Siskin, 2 Chough and 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (M Scott-Ham)

Penberth: 4 Firecrest. (S Turner)

Devoran Quay: 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Sandwich Tern, 8 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Crowan Reservoir: 3 Green Sandpiper and 1 Firecrest. (C Benton, J St Ledger – photo)

Green Sandpiper Crowan 27th Sept 2015

Lizard Point: 2 Chough, 16 Swallow, 2 House Martin and 40+ Linnet. (D Hall)

Polgigga: 1 Turtle Dove at Raftra Farm and 6 Crossbill plus 2 Redpoll over Bosistow Lane. (MD Wallace)

Nanjizal: 145 birds ringed. 110 Blackcap, 19 Chiffchaff, 6 Reed Warbler, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest, 4 Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler and 1 Redstart. (KA Wilson)

Croft Pascoe plantation: 25 Crossbill left headed east at 8am, and another 3 east an hour later. (C Benton)

Botallack: 3 Chough. (M Taylor – photo)

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Nanquidno: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (S Rowe)

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