Sunday 9th September 2018

Late photo, 3/9, Trevilley:

Rosy Starling – Graham Hirons

Late news, 8/9, Loe Pool: 1 Little Stint (D Eva)

Late photo, 8/9, Caerthillian: 

Melodious Warbler – Mark Worden

Caerthillian Cove: Melodious Warbler, showing well from above and below the pumping house. (B Toms, M Curtis) Also 1 Red-rumped Swallow and 1 possible Garden Warbler. (A Witheywood)

Kynance Cove: 1 Wryneck in brambles at end of footpath from car park to beach.

Levant mines: 1 Honey Buzzard flying south 3pm. (J Miller)

Lizard Point: 1 Knot (B.Toms, M.Curtis)

Porthgwarra (06:40-09:30): 524 Storm Petrel (minimum count of feeding flock, but birds leaving and arriving continuously so total possibly over 1000), 5 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Great Skua. (R Veal, B Mellow). Also 5 Whinchat, 8 Grey Wagtail, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Goldcrest, 8+ Whitethroat in the valley. (M Wallace, R Veal)

Land’s End: 3 Whinchat on Treeve Moor. Also 9+ White Wagtail in nearby ploughed field. (R Veal, B Mellow)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck still showing well from bottom car park, 1 Whinchat. (R Augarde, R Wilkins, S Rogers). Also 7 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua reported past.

Maer Lake: 500+Canada Geese (including 2 white hybrids and Bar-headed Goose), 1 Greenshank, 12 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing. Early morning all the birds were flushed by a female Sparrowhawk, but they soon returned. (N Bastin)

River Neet: 2 Grey Heron, 4 Common Sandpiper and female Kingfisher just below the sea lock at 08:30. (N Bastin)

Kingfisher – Nigel Bastin

Camel Estuary: 1 Lapwing, 108 Dunlin, 25 Ringed Plover, 6 Knot, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Common Redshank, 1 Fulmar (B Bosisto)

Argal Reservoir: 1 female Goldeneye, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, (D Eva)

College Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe including 2 chicks about 2 weeks old, 18 Moorhen (D Eva)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Ringed Plover (D Eva)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 2 Canada Geese, 1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 43 Mallard, 16 Tufted Duck, 33 Teal, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 44 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 5 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 31 Carrion Crow, 19 Jackdaw, 9 Magpie, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Wheatear, 18 Pied Wagtail, 3 Linnet, 47 Goldfinch, 1 Swallow, 1 Painted Lady and 3 Common Darter.  (DAConway)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Padstow Harbour: 2 Kingfisher, 8 Greenshank, 121 Curlew, 15 Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover, 96 Oystercatcher, 6 Grey Heron, 45 Little Egret, 45 Redshank, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Raven, 23 Sandwich Tern, 112 Mediterranean Gull, 21 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 45 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Pintail, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Crowdy Wood: 2 Firecrest, 6 Crossbill. (B Craven)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Dunlin, 9 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Barnacle Geese and 36 Little Grebe.

Pendeen, Woon Gumpus: 2 Golden Plover over, may have landed in ploughed field nearby. (NR Phillips)

Nanquidno: 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Whinchat, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Chough, 1 Blackcap (D.Beadle, S.Ellis)

Treraven Meadows /Polbrock: 1 Kingfisher, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dipper, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Jay, 32 House Martin, 11 Sand Martin, 1 Otter. (S Grose)

Trevose Head: 3 Common Tern, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Storm Petrel, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Skua this evening (B Bosisto , P Roseveare)

Downderry: 0645-0810 moving west included 1 Great Skua, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Kittiwake, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Scoter and 170+ Gannet. (A Payne)

Bradford: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Grey Wagtail, 1 Snipe, 1 Nuthatch. (A Blonden)

Polbathic Creek: 1 Kingfisher (m.) (A Blonden)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Kingfisher plus 1 Barn Owl at dusk. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2+ Common Sandpiper, 9 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 36 Teal, 20+ White Wagtail and 1 Wheatear. (DK Parker)

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Tuesday 8th May 2018

Late news, 7/5, Nanjizal: 1 Ortolan Bunting. (K Wilson)

Late news, 7/5, Carnon Downs: 1 Red Kite over Bissoe Road at 10:30. (M May)

Polgigga: 1 Iberian Chiffchaff still singing from trees at the bottom end of the meadow along Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: 1 Red-rumped Swallow. (K Wilson)

Porth Reservoir: 2cy Ring-billed Gull on strip of mud with Herring Gulls at far end this evening. 4 Great Crested Grebe, nearby 2 Yellowhammer at Trebarber Farm. (S Grose)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Red Kite drifting south, 1 Redstart, 1 Wheatear, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Reed Bunting, large group of Swallows, Sand Martins & House Martins, 2 Swift & 8 (2f) Tufted Duck. (M Phillips)

Newquay: 1 Red Kite over Newquay Hospital at 10:20. (D Grose)

Porthgwarra: 1 Turtle Dove.

Marazion: 13 Whimbrel and 5 Sanderling on beach plus 3 Sandwich Tern and 2 Med Gull offshore.(PJ Freestone, DK Parker, P St Pierre)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Cetti’s Warblers, 8 Swift, 10+ Swallow, 60+ Sand Martin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, drake Gadwall, 1 drake Teal, 3 Little Egret, Reed and Sedge Warblers, pair of Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 1 male House Sparrow, 8 Grey Heron and 7 Mallard. (PJ Freestone, DK Parker, P St Pierre)

Bude Marshes: Blackcap, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warblers all on territory, Reed Bunting feeding on seed from footpath on marsh. (N Bastin)

Reed Bunting, Nigel Bastin

Sedge Warbler, Nigel Bastin

Tresillian: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Whimbrel.  (M Jones)

St Clement: 15+ Swift. (M Jones)

Stithian’s Reservoir: 7 Swallow, 1 Cormorant, 2 Mallard, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Robin, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Common Chaffinch, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Reed Bunting, 3 Common Gull, 2 Linnet. (P Williams)

St Erth: Pair of Mistle Thrush together in private garden. (MJ Spicer)

Lostwithiel: 6  Swift. (N Best)

Golitha Falls: 3 Dipper. (D Cleal)

Dozmary Pool: Pair of Whinchat and Raven. (D Cleal)

Padstow Farm shop: 1 Barn Owl with prey at 22.00.(S Grose)

Perranporth Golf Club: 20+ Whimbrel, steady passage of Swallows heading east. (S. Cox)

Hannafore:  9 Whimbrel , 2 Stonechat (pair feeding young at end of the road), Rock Pipit adult carrying food, 2 Gannet. (D Cleal)

Puffin at Porthallow, Tim Pinfield

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Saturday 14th April 2018

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Purple Heron briefly this morning before being chased up the valley by the resident Grey Herons. (P Walsh) Seen in flight at 11:00. (R Veal)

The Lizard: 1 Red-rumped Swallow at Housel Bay at 11:00. (T Thirlaway) 2 Red-rumped Swallow hawking over fields between lighthouse and Housel Bay 14:00-14:30 at least; 1 Swallow, 5 Whimbrel E at the point. (D Wood) 2 Alpine Swift flew NE up Caerthillian Valley at 08:48 (roosting on cliffs near Kynance?). (M Pass)

Red-rumped Swallow – David Wood

Porthleven: 1 Alpine Swift over The Shrubberies at 18:50 then flew south. (I Maclean)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter still.

Port Isaac: Iceland Gull on the sea at midday before flying east.

Mount’s Bay: 2 juv Glaucous Gull on St Clements Isle. 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull on St Michael’s Mount. 1 juv Iceland Gull, 9 Puffin, 400+ Manx Shearwater from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Coverack: 2 Iceland Gull around the harbour still, 2 Black-throated Diver S with 250+ Manx Shearwater, 300+ auks (all those identified were Guillemots) and 7 Risso’s Dolphin. (D Wood) 3 (1 2w, 2 1w) Iceland Gull. (M Ahmad, R Veal) Also 15 Sandwich Tern. (R Veal)

Iceland Gulls – Mashuq Ahmad

Polgigga: Black Redstart at Higher Bosistow. (M Wallace)

Marazion: 3 Whimbrel flew north. (DK Parker)

Looe Island: Grasshopper Warbler. (C Lewis)

Mullion: Collared Dove in the cove. (J Allely)

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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)

 

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