Thursday 20th July 2017

Pendeen: 4 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel and 1 Great Skua this morning. Also 3 Bottle-nose Dolphin and good numbers of Whimbrel. (R & I Archer)

Porthgwarra: 3 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Puffin, 2 Common Scoter between 13:45-15:30. (M Wallace) 12 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 1 storm petrel sp and 1 Great Skua from the cove between 19:00 & 20:45. Also 10+ Common Dolphin. (DK Parker)

Chapel Point: 544 Manx Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 15 European Storm Petrel, 1 Wilsons Storm Petrel (7:08pm), 1 subadult Arctic Skua, 17 Med Gull (15 Juvenile, 2 Adult) and 3 Kittiwake in a 2 hour seawatch this evening. (B Bosistow)

Gluvian: 1 Common Sandpiper. (B Bosistow)

Pendennis Point, Falmouth: 19 (7 ad, 12 imm) Mediterranean Gull west (including one consuming a small rodent (vole sp.) picked off the water’s surface c. 30 yards offshore), distant Manx Shearwaters and Gannets feeding, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Linnet, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 juv Stonechat, 2 House Martin, 2 Wall Brown butterfly. 07:00 – 08:00 hrs (D Chaney)

Swanpool Point, Falmouth: 2 (1ad 1 juv) Sandwich Tern, 14 (5 ad, 9 imm) Mediterranean Gull, 3 Kittiwake west 16:20 – 17:20. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 19 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 55 (54 ad, 1 juv) Black-headed Gull at evening high tide. (D Chaney)

Drift: 3 Little Grebe, 7 Great Crested Grebe (incl 2 juv), 2 Common Sandpiper, juv Peregrine. Also 130 Swift & 50 House Martin feeding over reservoir early morning before half departed west. (D Flumm)

Rock, Porthilly Point: 37 Mediterranean Gull on mussel cages this afternoon. (S Grose)

Siblyback Reservoir: Spotted Flycatcher, Song Thrush, Goldfinch, Blackbird (R Napp)

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Sunday 16th July 2017

Late News, 14/07, Helston: 1 leucistic Great Tit. (per R Hooper)

   

Late News, 15/07, Walmsley: 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 60+ Swallows, 30+ Sand Martin, 40+ House Martin, 70+ Swift flying low over the water, 2 Otters playing in front of tower hide.

Cattle Egret, Otter, Cetti’s Warbler – Dave Thomas

Lizard Point Seawatch: 1 Wilson’s Petrel and c10 Storm Petrel slowly west feeding on tide convergence line off the point. (T Blunden + J Foster) Also 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Mediterranean Gull and Yellow-legged Gulls plus 15 Common Dolphin. (T Blunden)

Walmsley: 3 Cattle Egret amongst the bullocks at Walmsley sanctuary this am. (A Langdon)

Falmouth Bay: 1000+ Manx Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 6 European Storm Petrel + 10 Harbour Porpoise in Falmouth Bay this morning. (R Wheeler/ AK Wildlife Cruises)

Tregonetha Downs: 3 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Scillonian Crossing: 6+ Storm Petrel from the crossing this morning.

Porthgwarra: 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 12 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater. 1000+ Manx Shearwater, 2 Puffin, 2 Common Scoter, 15 Storm Petrel, 25 Kittiwake this morning. (S Rogers, B Mellow) Also 1 Lime Hawkmoth. (G May)

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Millpool/Trescowe vicinity: 4 Skylark, 3 Yellowhammer (all male, 2 singing), 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 1 Reed Warbler. (J Evans)

Par beach pool: 175 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Water Rail. (S grose)

Port Quin Bay: 3 Puffin on water from “com head”. (S grose)

Padstow: 54 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Sandwich Tern a 1 2nd cal yr Yellow-legged Gull. (D Julian)

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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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Sunday 21st August 2016

Pendeen:Wilson’s Petrel, 65 Storm Petrel, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 28 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Long-tailed Skua, 22 Great Skua, 14 Arctic Skua and 1 Sabine’s Gull. (R Augarde, D Flumm, B Mellow, S Rogers, L&R Wilkins, DJ Holman et al)

Porthgwarra: 6 Cory’s Shearwater, 7 Great Shearwater, 15 Balearic Shearwater, 33 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel, 4 Arctic Skua and 3 Great Skua. (R Augarde, L&R Wilkins et al.)

Devoran: 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Whimbrel, 80 Redshank and 1 Dalmatian Pelican. (S Rogers)

Boat Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 23 Common Sandpiper, 6 Dunlin, 1 Snipe plus good numbers of House Martin, Sand Martin and Swallow. (S Northwood, G Adams, D Eva, B Toms, M Curtis, J St Ledger – photo)

Wood Sandpiper Stithians 21st August 2016 J St Ledger

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Sanderling, 2 Ruff, 11 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper plus 14 Ringed Plover,Dunlin flew over (M Wallace, A Mckechnie – photo)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Green Sandpiper flew from Ryan’s Field to Lelant Saltings. Lelant Saltings: 1 juv Sandwich Tern, 5 Dunlin, c30 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 6 Common Sandpiper. Ryan’s Field: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Med Gull. (R Veal)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 10 Canada Goose,7 Cormorant, 8 Great Crested Grebe,11 Mallard,9 Teal ,3 Tufted Duck,1 Common Sandpiper, 45 Dunlin, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Buzzard, 3 Raven, 30 Carrion Crow, 3 Jackdaw, 9 Magpie, 2 Starling,1 Wood Pigeon, 3 Stock Dove,1 juv Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Wheatear, 104 Swallow, 7 House Martin,12 Stonechat (3 prs,8 juvs), 8 Reed Bunting (6 Juvs),12 Linnet, 8 Goldfinch, 67 Meadow Pipit, 23 Pied Wagtail and a Rabbit. (DA Conway)

Windmill Farm: 4 Wheatear and 13 Ringed Plover over. (D Wright – photo)

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Truro, Idless: 2 Chiffchaff feeding on fennel 12″ from kitchen window (B Kennett)

Bude: 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 9 Canada Goose, 5 Black-headed Gull, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Cormorant, 3 Oystercatcher, 6 Turnstone and 1 Pied Wagtail (H Wilkins)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 juv Garganey and 1 Bar-headed Goose. (C Selway)

Camel Estuary: 1 Little Egret from Burniere hide. (K Bowers)

Little Egret Camel Estuary Cornwall 21816 K BowersEastern Green, Penzance: 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper briefly.

Travose Head: 1 juv Pomarine Skua.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Curlew Sandpiper.

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Friday 12th August 2016

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 3 Greenshank, 1 imm Mediterranean Gull, 6 Greylag Goose, 170 Canada Goose, 28 Oystercatcher (no sign of juvs). Copperhouse Creek: 13 Redshank. (R Veal)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 juv Little Stint. Juveniles bred here included 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 7 Shelduck, 1-2 Reed Bunting and at least 20 Sand Martin. (R Veal, T McGowan, M Spicer)

Scillonian III, Penzance-Wolf Rock & return: 2,000 Manx Shearwater, 1 Cormorant, 70 Gannet, 25 Fulmar, 70 Common Dolphin, 7 Harbour Porpoise, 11 Storm Petrel, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua. Wolf Rock-St Marys & return: 8 Common Dolphin, 5 Fulmar, 11 Storm Petrel, 7 Gannet, 2 Manx Shearwater, 4 Harbour Porpoise, 3 Ocean Sunfish. (P&H Taylor)

Porthgwarra: 1 Wilson’s Petrel past distantly, reported,  7 Balearic Shearwater and  7 Sooty Shearwater.

Perranuthnoe: 1s Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

Restronguet Creek: 1 Dalmatian Pelican again.

Chough News: 23 fledged this year.

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Wednesday 3rd August 2016

Porthgwarra, Gwennap Head, seawatch 6am – 12.40pm: 7 Cory’s Shearwater, 5 Great Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 62 Storm Petrel, 3 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 5 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 4 Puffin, 100 Fulmar (1 Blue), 10 Kittiwake, 2 Curlew, 2m Kestrel and numerous Gannet, Shag and Cormorant. (DK Parker, P & H Taylor, R Veal)  Also 1 Pomarine Skua reported.

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit (not in the car park), 4 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe 1 on a nest and 1 juv, 8 Coot, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Jay, 12 Swallow, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Greenfinch 1 juv, 2 House Martin and 2m  Great Spotted Woodpecker. (R Mudge)

The Rumps and Pentire Point: 4 Fulmar, c.300 Manx Shearwater, 65 Gannet, 15 Cormorant, 12 Shag, 1 Little Egret, 6 Kestrel, 12 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 70 Herring Gull, 12 Kittiwake, 8 Wood Pigeon, 4 Skylark, 25 Swallow, 4 Rock Pipit, 1 Wren, 4 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 5 House Sparrow, 5 Goldfinch and 55 Linnet. (M Scawen)

Devoran: High-tide roost held 163 Curlew (including a returning Dutch-ringed bird), 16 Whimbrel, 10 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Greenshank. (M Grantham)

St Erth: 20 Common Swift at 4 pm. (P Fraser)

Frogpool: At least 85 Raven and 95 Carrion Crow in fields around the abbatoir. (M Grantham)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 ad Dalmatian Pelican still on Lelant Saltings at 16:00. (MJ Spicer, R Veal)

Gweek: 2 Common Sandpiper. (J St Ledger)

Croft Pascoe: 3 Spotted Flycatcher (2 adult, 1 juv), 4 Stonechat (2 adult, 2 juv), 1 Sparrowhawk. Also Willow Warbler, Coal Tit and Goldcrest. (J St Ledger)

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Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

Scillonian crossing: 1 Wilson’s Petrel reported, also 1 Great Shearwater and 7 Cory’s Shearwater.

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Thursday 25 July 2013

Late news 22/7, off Falmouth: Probable Wilson’s Petrel at sea (per P Bowerman, N Bleaken photo)

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Late news yesterday, Scillonian crossing: 2 Cory’s Shearwater (P Semmens photo)

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Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe and1 Kingfisher (C Moore)

Ladock Wood: 2 Crossbill, 6 Siskin, 2 Treecreeper and 1 Marsh Tit (D Eva)

Devoran Quay: 1 Common Sandpiper, 9 Whimbrel, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 55+ Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 14 Dunlin, 32 Oystercatcher and100+ Curlew, at high tide this morning. (J St Ledger)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 13 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 8 Moorhen and 4 young, 9 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 3 Sum Plum Black-tailed Godwit, 3+ Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, c10 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 juv Stonechat and 2 Cetti’s Warblers plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. Also c20 Crossbills commuting between the pines by Cheshire Homes and the pines by the boardwalk over the railway, apparently coming down to drink by the benches along Red River. (D Parker, M & J Spicer, A McKechnie photo, R Farnes photos)

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Marazion: 6 Sanderling, 7 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover and 3 Turnstone plus 2 2s Med Gull on the beach. (D Parker)

St. Ives: 1 Balearic Shearwater past this morning (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River:  5 Greenshank and 22 Redshank at high tide c.6:30pm (D Chaney)

Pendennis Point, Falmouth: 238 Manx Shearwater 238, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Fulmar,1 Kittiwake, 5 Auk sp. and 1 Mediterranean Gull this evening -seawatch 6:50 -7:50pm, all west (D Chaney)

Pentire Point and The Rumps: 2 Blackbird, 2 Black Headed Gull, 3 Buzzard, 6 Carrion Crow, c30 Cormorant, 1 Dunnock, 2 Fulmar, 5 Gannet, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Guillemot, c25 Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 6 Jackdaw, 4 Kestrel, c30 Linnet, 1 Magpie, 6 Oystercatcher , 2 Peregrine, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Puffin, 4 Raven, 1 Robin, 6 Rock Pipit, 10 Rook, 25 Shag, 4 Skylark, 1 Stonechat, c30 Swallow, 3 Whitethroat and 6 Woodpigeon (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

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