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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Saturday 21st October 2017

Late News, 19/10, Lizard: Lapland Bunting over Old Lizard Head; Black Redstart and Whinchat Lizard village. (D Collins)

Late News, 20/10, Predannack Downs: adult male Hen Harrier, Whinchat. (D Collins)

Late news, 20/10, Scillonian III RSPB cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 2 Red-throated Diver (adult and juvenile in Penzance  Harbour), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3, Great Black-backed Gull, 43 Gannet,  1 Kittiwake, 1 Eider Duck,  68 Razorbill, 40 Guillemot, 2 Great Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Minke WhaleWolf Rock to Penzance:  25 Gannet,  7 Guillemot, 9 Razorbill, 4, Kittiwakes, 1, Lesser Black Backed Gull, 2 Storm Petrel, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 37 Common Scoter, 1 m Eider Duck and 3 Black-headed Gull. (V Stratton, B Craven)

Mousehole: 1 Tawny Pipit flew over west shore.

St Clement, Menadews Farm: 2 Cattle Egret in left hand side field before entrance to farm. (S Grose)

Sennen: 1 Short-toed Lark again in field west of Escalls Chapel.

Sennen Cove: 2 Leach’s Petrel off the car park.

Malpas, Truro: 2 Spoonbill at 12:30 opposite Heron Inn. (Susan Rowe) 42 Egret in to roost, 19 Grey Heron, 1 Spoonbill. (S Grose) 

Dozmary Pool: 1 m Ring-necked Duck still.

St Erth: 8 Little Egret and 1 Mistle Thrush. (MJ Spicer)

Hayle: 1 Swallow. (MJ Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: female Garganey still at 13:30. (R Treeby)  (Garganey at east end of Reserve).

Gannel Estuary: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 Redshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Blackcap. (S Grose)

Sancreed: 2 Firecrest (D Flumm)

Helston Boating Lake: 5 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (G Adams)

Gadwall, Greg Adams

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 4 Rock Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 1 Robin feeding below seawall, 1 Whimbrel. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 1stw Mediterranean Gull, 15 Black-headed Gull, 3 Wigeon, 3 Lapwing, 1 Great Crested Grebe, with 1 Coal Tit on the feeders. (D Chaney)

Pendeen 1330-1600: 38 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Leach’s Petrel, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Manx Shearwater, 2 Pomarine Skua, 8 Arctic Skua, 4 Bonxie 4. (D Balmer)

Pendeen Seawatch (1415 – 1600hrs): 23 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 4 Pomarine Skua & 3 Arctic Skua. (Winds WSW 8 gusting 9, squally showers). (J Hawkey) 1330-1600: 38 Balearic Shear, 10 Leach’s Petrel, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Manx Shearwater, 2 Pomarine Skua, 8 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua. (D Balmer)

Towan Head: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Pomarine Skua, 18 Arctic Skua, 13 Great Skua, 3 Manx Shearwater, 8 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Fulmar, c30 Kittiwake, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Snow Bunting. (S Rowe)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 dark phase Arctic Skua flew over Old Quay house and appeared to head inland (but view obscured) at 8:15am. Also 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Little Stint, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Sandwich Tern on Lelant Saltings. 3 Ruff, 48 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Lapwing on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal) Plus, later, 45 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern from Lelant Station. (R Treeby)

St Levan Churchtown: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Firecrest.

Penberth Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by the turning circle area.

Argal Reservoir: 1 m Common Scoter.

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Firecrest. (R Treeby)

St Merryn: 1 pair of swallow with 4 young, nearly ready to fledge. (R Hughes)

Bude: 2 Turnstone (H Wilkins)

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Wednesday 21st September 2016

Late news 18/9 Trevilley to Nanjizal Bay: 9 Whinchat, 1 f/o flava Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 15 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 45 Meadow Pipit. (P St Pierre)

Late news 19/9 Marazion Beach: 1 Little Stint, 100+ White Wagtail, c25 Dunlin, c80 Ringed Plover, c10 Sanderling, 1 Wheatear. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 20/9, Davidstow Airfield: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling. (M Halliday)

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Davidstow Airfield: 1 American Golden Plover, 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper and 1 Rose-coloured Starling still.

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 juv Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Turnstone, 18 Ringed Plover and 6 Dunlin. (D Julian)

Lockrock Pool: 1 Kingfisher and 1 young Roe Deer in field behind. (A James)

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Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Osprey  circling above river. (D Hall) Also 1 Buzzard, 1 Little Egret, 20 Canada Geese and 1 Wren. (K Bowers)

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Kenidjack Valley: 1 Wryneck at west end of valley near coast path to north,  1 Willow Warbler probably of north-eastern race P t acredula. (P Clarke)

Bude: 2 Mute Swan with 3 juveniles, 20+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Wren, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Heron and 1 Kingfisher (H Wilkins)

Camel Estuary, from Wadebridge to Tregunna: 1 Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 33 Little Egret, 11 Mute Swan, 150 Canada Goose, 4 Shelduck, 40 Mallard, 9 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 3 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 65 Oystercatcher, 13 Ringed Plover, 17 Grey Plover, 1 Lapwing, 4 Knot, 2 Turnstone, 70 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 90 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 60 Bar-tailed Godwit, 70 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, c.500 Black-headed Gull, 20 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Great black-backed Gull, 70 Herring Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 15 House Martin, 5 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 9 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 20 Rook, 35 Carrion Crow, 1 Starling, 20 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch. (M Scawen)

Long Rock: 7 Pale bellied Brent Geese on sea; also 14 Brent Geese west. (P St Pierre)

Land’s End: 1 Wryneck opposite trinity pool loop. (P St Pierre)

Treeve Common:  2 Whinchat, 150 Meadow Pipit (P St Pierre)

Tresillian: 1 juv Grey Plover opp Tresemple Pool this eve. (M Jones)

Nanjizal: 248 new birds were ringed including 96 Blackcap, 71 Meadow Pipit, 32 Chiffchaff, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Firecrest, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Wryneck. (M Grantham) Also 1 Tawny Pipit seen to fly from Carn Les Boel across the valley to the Trevilley side, but not relocated. (M Wallace)

Hayle Estuary, Ryan’s Field: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Egret. (K Bowers)

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Porthgwarra: 1 juv Red-backed Shrike, 12 Golden Plover, 1 f  Wheatear and 4 Chough. (R Butts)

Nanquidno:Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 6+ Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 10+ White Wagtail, 40+ Barn Swallow, 4 Buzzard and 1 f Peregrine. (R Butts)

Polgigga: 2 Whinchat this afternoon.

Cape Cornwall: 1 Lapland Bunting between Cape Cornwall and Carn Gloose again. (N Wheatley)

Perranuthnoe: 1 ad Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

Restronguet Creek: 1 Dalmatian Pelican again.

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Saturday 12th October 2013

Late News 11/10 Nanquidno: Common Rosefinch videoed on brambles on seaward track by the Old Mill. (B Dodd)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Mute Swan + 2 young, 2 Mallard, 6 Wigeon, 4 Tufted Duck, 6 Dabchick, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Redshank, 1 Moorhen, c150 Meadow pipit, 2 Wheatear and 2 Reed Bunting. (M Spicer)

Nanjizal/Land’s End area: 1 Grey Heron, 4 Kestrel,  2 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 100 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 50 alba Wagtail, 5 Redwing and 15 Siskin. (D Flumm, P St Pierre)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Merlin. (M Jones) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in valley above Portheras Cove and 2 Chough over.

Hayle Estuary RSPB:  13 Med Gull and 5 Pintail on Lelant Saltings. (J Hawkey) 1 Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin and 3 Wheatear on Carnsew Basin. (M Spicer)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Mute Swan, 1 Barnacle Goose, 11 Teal, 75 Mallard plus 4 young, 3 Call duck, 6 Wigeon, 2 Muscovy Duck, 10 Tufted Duck, 9 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Moorhen, 6 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 9 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 6 Black-headed Gull, 185 Herring Gull, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Raven, 5 Skylark, 2 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail, 10 Long-tailed Tit and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Parker)

River Lynher: 2 Spoonbill at Black Rock. (D Allan)

Sancreed: 11 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1 Whitethroat and 50 Meadow Pipit. (D Flumm)

Carn Les Boel: 1 Hobby flew out to sea. (P & H Taylor)

Church Cove: 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Bass Point: 1 Turtle Dove – presumed same again a few hours later in Lizard Village plus 1 Snipe. (I Maclean)turtledove1

Millbrook Lake: 1 Water Rail (B Rankine)

Hannaford Point, Looe: 1 m Eider plus several Dunlin, Turnstone, Rock Pipit, Shag and Oystercatcher. ( B Rankine – all pics)

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Long Rock: 1 Rose-coloured Starling. (per M Ahmad) 100 Pied Wagtails at Morrisons car park. (B Moore)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 4 Teal, 26 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 7 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 20 Moorhen, 6 Water Rail, 5 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, c100 Pied Wagtail, c20 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Marazion: 1 Redshank and 2 Oystercatchers on the beach and 5 Mallard offshore. (D Parker)

Cot Valley: Yellow browed Warbler around the pines. (D Chown & N Grace)

Lizard: Yellow-browed Warbler in village garden and 2 more at the lighthouse. Also a Fieldfare at Pistal Meadows and a Great Spotted Woodpecker which aborted a flight out to sea. (T Blunden)

Porthcurno: 1 Fieldfare and c10 Redwing. (T Blunden) Also 1 Water Rail. (D Chown & N Grace)

Penberth: 10 House Martins. (D Chown & N Grace)

The Lizard: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Lizard Point (I Maclean) and 1 m Ring Ouzel at Church Cove.

Pendennis: 1 Med Gull towards St Mawes, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Kestrel and 2 Meadow Pipit. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras: 30+ Curlew, 30+ Redshank, 6 Oystercatcher 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Snipe, 4 Greenshank, 8 Turnstone, c10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Teal and 4 Little Grebe. (D Chaney)

Newquay: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in sycamores near pond plus 1 Pied Flycatcher.

St Levan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in garden of Great Gables, 1 Lapland Bunting heard in field by carpark and 1 Firecrest by turning circle.

Nanquidno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest.

Porthgwarra: 1 Tawny Pipit reported flying over and out to sea. Also 1 Wryneck reported again from track to Three Chimneys.

Helston Loe Pool: 1 Jack Snipe, 25 Common Snipe, 3 Dunlin, 7 Pintail and 3 Shoveler.

MJS

Thursday 26th September 2013

Late news 21/09 Camel Estuary: 5 Glossy Ibis. (A Osman)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 Chiffchaff. (A Benn)

Porthgwarra: 1 imm Common Rosefinch between the top of Middle Wood and the stone bridge below 60ft Cover, also 1 Firecrest, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat,  1 Blackcap and 1 Whinchat. (M Wallace et al)

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 Lower Tamar Lake: 1 juv Red-necked Grebe still, also 14 Coot, 8 Great-crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe and 2 Nuthatch. (R Mudge & A Davey)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Mute Swan, 11 Teal, 10 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 11 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 1 Snipe, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 2+ Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Wheatear. (D Parker, R Farnes)

Pr. of Wheatears Curlew Sandpiper.

Rod Farnes

Marazion: 8 Bar-tailed Godwit on the beach. (D Parker)

Buttermilk Hill: 4 Wheatear, 5 Common Buzzard and 1 Sparrowhawk. (V Stratton)

Wicca Valley/Cove: 1 Tawny Pipit feeding with 50 plus Meadow Pipit, 16 Swallow, 58 Linnet, 7 Wheatear and 1 Little Egret flew in from sea. (V Stratton)

Trevail Valley: 20 plus Blackcap feeding on elderberries, 6 Garden Warbler, 8 Willow Warbler, 1Spotted Flycatcher, 31 Linnet and 5 Wheatear. (V Stratton)

Long Rock: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Black-necked Grebe.

Wadebridge to Camel Quarry: 2 Kingfisher (together), Redshank, Greenshank, several Whimbrel, Curlew, 12+ Med Gull, Peregrine Falcon, Sandwich Terns, B.H. Gulls, 3 Dunlin, Oystercatcher, Little Egret, Mute Swan, Cormorant, Shag and 2 Ravens. (W Delacour)

Pendeen: 1 Balearic Shearwater late morning.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Curlew Sandpiper on Lelant Water from the causeway.

MJS

Sunday 09 September 2012

Late News 08/09 Nanquidno: 1+ Redstart by the mill house in the afternoon. (L Jeffries & R Hooper)

Late News 08/09 Windmill Farm: 9 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Chough, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat and 4 Wheatear. (D Wright)

Late News 08/09 Kynance: Large pipit sp in field behind toilets at Kynance Car Park, probably Tawny Pipit. (S Pilbeam)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Spotted Crake still from the standing stone at 07:45 at least, also 5 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Mallard, 5 ad Moorhen plus 13 young, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers.  (D Parker & S Rogers)

Windmill Farm: 6 Yellow Wagtails, 1 Wheatear and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (D Wright)

Falmouth: c100 House Martins over the north side of the town in the morning. (D Chaney)

Penryn River: 46 Redshank, 3 Turnstone, 1 Little Grebe and 1 Mallard with 1 young duckling as high tide approached. (D Chaney)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Whinchat, 3 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin, 65 Mallard, 25 Teal and 3 Snipe. (D Eva)

Camel Estuary: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Black Swan, 1 Common Sandpiper and 3 Black-tailed Godwit from Burniere. (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 juv Pectoral Sandpiper still present, seen from bridge at the east end of Copperhouse Creek at 13:00. Also  1 Whimbrel walking along waters edge in front of hide at Ryan’s Field and then flew onto grass behind hide. Appeared to have a damaged right eye. (D Jenkins & S Rogers)

Pectoral Sandpiper at Copperhouse Creek, Steve Rogers.

Porthgwarra: 5 Sooty Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater and 4 Great Skua past in the morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kingsmill: Lesser Yellowlegs again from the 2nd hide at the China Fleet Country Club.

Siblyback Lake: Black Tern still.