Friday 24 August 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Also 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant, 2 Mallard, 3 ad Moorhen plus 7 full grown young, 1 Kestrel, 1 Reed Bunting, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker) Spotted Crake reported again from the standing stone.

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):1 Little Ringed Plover, 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe, 2 Dunlin, 10 Teal, 2 Greenshank, 4 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 1 Peregrine and 2 Stock Dove. (D Eva & N Climpson)

Porth Kidney beach: 1 Sandwich Tern, 27 Whimbrel, 40 Sanderling and 10 Dunlin. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Cormorant, 1 Sandwich Tern, 4 Med Gulls, 30 Sanderling, 20 Dunlin and 6 Redshank on Lelant Water. (D Flumm)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase beach: 4 Sandwich Tern diving into the breaking waves. (J St Ledger)

Porthgwarra: Wryneck showing well on walls at Roskestal Farm at midday and another still on walls at Arden-Sawah in the afternoon. A Fea’s Petrel flew past Gwennap Head at 16:28. A Pied Flycatcher was in 60ft cover, north of the car park.

Perranuthnoe: An un aged Rose-coloured Starling reported from a private garden.

Thursday 23 August 2012

Late News 22/08 Rumps Point to Pentire Point: 20 + Black-headed Gull, 3 Buzzard, 1 Common Scoter, 20+ Cormorant, 20+ Fulmar, 200+ Gannet, 8 Goldfinch, 20+ Great Black-backed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 20 House Sparrow, 6 Jackdaw, 4 Kestrel, 12 Linnet, 4 Magpie, 45 Manx Shearwater, 8 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 20+ Rock pipit, 15 Shag, 6 Stonechat, 10 Swallow, 6 Whitethroat and 7 Wood Pigeon. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk, per C Travis)

Late News 22/08 Lizard: 2 mobile Dotterel on Predannack Airfield, which is a military airfield and has no public access, trespass at your peril!

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Unringed (new) Spotted Crake showing very well from the standing stone from 06:55-07:05 at least. (L Proctor) 6 Grey Heron, 7+ Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan and 4 cygnets, 1 Cormorant, 7+ Mallard, 10 ad Moorhen plus 12 full grown young, 1 Water Rail, 1 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Reed Bunting, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker, D Flumm & L Proctor)

Marazion: 11 Dunlin, 9 Turnstone, 8 Ringed Plover and 1 Sanderling on the beach. (D Parker)

Gunwalloe: Aquatic Warbler trapped and ringed at 10:15. (M Grantham)

Porthgwarra: Wryneck on the walls around Arden-Sawah Farm. (M Wallace) Dotterel in 2nd ploughed field on the left, down the track from Arden-Sawah Farm at 19:18.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Juvenile Ruff and 1 Med Gull on Ryan’s Field. (B Toms)

Sancreed: Pied Flycatcher still in a private garden, also present yesterday. (D Flumm)

Dinham Flats: 1 Green and 2 Common Sandpiper, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 16 Greenshank, 100+ Curlew, 4 juv Shelduck, 1 Sandwich Tern and 49 Little Egret. (C Selway)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): Little Ringed Plover still, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Common Snipe, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff and 13 Greenshank including the Ythan Estuary colour ringed bird. (C Selway)

Kenidjack: Goshawk flew over the valley.

Lizard: Wryneck at Housel Bay at 13:00.

Lower Bosistow: 1 Turtle Dove.

Wednesday 22 August 2012

Late News 21/08 Kingsmill: 1 Ruff, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 30 Greenshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper and 22 Dunlin. (M Beer)

Late News 21/08 Land’s End: Barn Owl in the evening. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penzance: Eider again off Chyandour at 06:40. (L Proctor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Grey Heron, 8+ Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan and 4 cygnets, 1 Cormorant, 5 Mallard, 1 Teal, 2 ad Moorhen plus 25 full grown young, 1 Water Rail, 1 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 3 Stonechat, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker, L Proctor & D Flumm)

Marazion: 15 Ringed Plover, 20 Dunlin, 15 Sanderling and 2 Turnstone on the beach, plus a calling Tawny Owl in the early hours east of the village. (D Flumm & D Parker)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 1 Golden Plover over. (D Flumm) Also Kingfisher and Sparrowhawk. (W Renshaw)

Penzance: 7+ House Martin nests with young about to fledge at top of Mannaye Road, opposite Penzance football ground. Also 150+ Jackdaw roosting in pine plantation opposite Mounts Bay School, Heamoor presumably from the local chimney nesting population. (P St Pierre)

Davidstow: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 6+ Wheatear and 20+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls on the airfield. (J Aldous)


Church Cove: 1 Wryneck in the quarry. (D Eva)

Windmill Farm: 4 Wheatears. (D Eva)

Penryn River: 2 Whimbrel, 4 Greenshank, 31 Redshank, 2 Turnstone, 3 Oystercatcher, 17 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Jay, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Wheatear, 12 Swallow and 7 House Martin. (John St Ledger)


Upper Kynance valley: 1 Hobby. (S Pilbeam)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 22 Greenshank (including the Ythan Estuary colour ringed) 6 Ruff, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Knot, 1 Lapwing, 1 juv Little Ringed Plover, 1 juv Ringed Plover, 1 juv Little Stint, 2 Dunlin, 10 Black-tailed Godwit and a Curlew. (C Selway)

Kingsmill: Ruff (juv), 2 Knot (juv), 7 Common Sandpiper, 3 Whimbrel, 34 Dunlin, 38 Greenshank and 2 Black-tailed Godwit this evening. (S Cox)

Tuesday 21 August 2012

Late News 20/08 Falmouth, Gyllyngvase beach: 8 Med Gull. (J St Ledger)

Late News 20/08 Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Common Sandpiper, 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Turnstone, 2 Med Gull, 8 Oystercatcher, 2 Teal, 1 Kingfisher and 100+ Curlew. (J St Ledger)

Penzance: Eider again off Chyandour at 06:45. (L Proctor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 2+ Cormorant, 6 Mallard, 5 ad Moorhen plus 9 full grown young and 3 downy young, 2 Dunlin, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker)

Nanjizal: Dotterel in the large field to the north west of Faraway Cottage, also Pied Flycatcher and Redstart along Bosistow Lane early afternoon. (M Wallace)

Longrock: Adult Med Gull, 80 Ringed Plover, 30 Sanderling, 35 Dunlin and 11 Turnstone on the beach plus 3 Common Tern and 2+ Sandwich Tern offshore. (P St Pierre & D Flumm)

Davidstow: 2 Wood Sandpiper now on the airfield by the control tower. (D Julian)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 1 Swift and a Sparrowhawk this afternoon. (P St Pierre) Black-tailed Godwit in the evening. (B Field) Osprey reported again in the morning.

Helston: Wryneck in a private garden at 11:00. (M Rule)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 5 Ruff, 1 juv Ringed Plover, 1 juv Little Ringed Plover, 19 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, Teal, Little Grebe, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Sedge Warbler and Cormorant. (W Delacour) Also 4 Green Sandpiper, Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover over, 22 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, and a Sparrowhawk. (C Selway)


Little Ringed Plover at Walmsley Sanctuary, Colin Selway

Camel Estuary: 3 Ruff, Redshank, Greenshank, Oystercatcher, Curlew, juvenile Peregrine, 2 Common Sandpiper, Buzzard, Red-legged Partridge, Grey Heron, Little Egret, 2 Black Swan and 12 Black-tailed Godwit from the Burniere hide this evening. (W Delacour)

Sennen Cove: Common Sandpiper on main beach this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Church Cove: Wryneck towards the quarry at 16:00.

Cury: 1 Wryneck in the morning.

Monday 20 August 2012

Penzance: Eider again off Chyandour at 06:50. (L Proctor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Honey Buzzard drifted east over Marazion and settled in the pines behind the marsh at 07:15. (D Flumm) 7 Grey Heron, 9 Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 1+ Cormorant, 11 Mallard, 4 ad Moorhen plus 8 full grown young and 1 downy young, 2 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker) Wood Sandpiper reported again.

Marazion: 9 Turnstone, 6 Ringed Plover and Redshank on the beach. (D Flumm)

Tresvennack: 2 Honey Buzzards just south east of Drift at 10:55 over heading south west. (B Field)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 2 Ruff, 15 Greenshank, 8 Green Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 29 Snipe, 13 Little Egret, 3 Gadwall and 41 Teal.

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only):Osprey in the north east arm again.

Osprey at Drift taken on 19/08, Bob Sharples.

Camel Estuary: 100+ Mediterranean Gull and Ringed Plover plus a Whinchat, 22 Sandwich Tern and 2 Common Tern. (C Selway)


Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 9+ Greenshank, 5 Redshank, 5 Ruff, 8+ Green Sandpiper, a juv Kingfisher and a Buzzard. (A Langdon)


Sennen Cove: Common Sandpiper in the cove plus 22 Curlew and a Whimbrel off the beach. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Lands End: 1 juv Red Backed Shrike again east of the dump, also 1 Pied Flycatcher.

Davidstow: 1 Wood Sandpiper again on the airfield by the control tower.

Maer Lake, Bude: 2 Little Stints.

Sunday 19 August 2012



Alpine Swift at Newquay 18/08, J Chapple

Late News 18/08 Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 Swift, 120 Ringed Plover, 40+ Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpiper, 47 Redshank, 2 Sanderling, 7 Turnstone, 1 Knot, 1 Ruff and 1 Kestrel. (P St Pierre)

Late News 18/08 Godrevy: 18 Turnstone, 22 Oystercatcher and 1 Sanderling. (P St Pierre)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant, 7 Mallard, 3 ad Moorhen plus 6 full grown young, 3 Whimbrel (over), Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker) 1 Water Rail and a possible Aquatic Warbler at 16:15 on path back from the standing stone. (D Jenkins) 1 Cuckoo. (W Renshaw)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 5 Sandwich Tern, 2 Med Gull, 2 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover, 8 Oystercatcher and 1 Guillemot. (J St Ledger)


Kynance: Pied Flycatcher in the first valley north of Kynance car park. (S Pilbeam)

Sancreed: Pied Flycatcher still present also 1 Green Sandpiper. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Ruff, 1 Knot, 4 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Med Gull. (B Mellow) Great White Egret reported flying over early morning.

Lands End: 1 juv Red Backed Shrike from the cycle track by the dump and later towards the complex, also 8 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Swift, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Pied Flycatcher. (B Mellow et al.)


Porthgwarra: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (B Mellow)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only):Osprey again. (B Mellow, Bob Sharples & S Williams)


Osprey at Drift Sam Williams & Bob Sharples

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): A possible Marsh Sandpiper flew to the estuary with 18 Greenshank, looking smaller and more delicate than the Greenshank in very heavy rain and misty conditions. Other birds included Ythan Estuary colour ringed Greenshank, 1 juv Ruff, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 39 Common Snipe, 1 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 30 Little Egret, 3 Northern Shoveler, 21 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher and 7 Sedge Warbler. (C Selway) 23 Greenshank, 9 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 1 Ringed Plover, c7 Dunlin, 1 Lapwing and 4 Snipe over the evening high tide. (D Parker et al.)


Kingsmill Creek: 123 Redshank, 32 Greenshank, 94 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel, 14 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sand & 1 Kingfisher this evening. (S Cox)

Davidstow: 1 Wood Sandpiper on the airfield by the control tower.

Saturday 18 August 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant, 5 Mallard, 2 ad Moorhen plus 5 full grown young, 1 Spotted Crake, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 3 Black-tailed Godwit (over), Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers. (D Parker, L Proctor, T Mills & R Farnes)


Newquay: Alpine Swift again over Tesco Express and Aldi until 12:12 at least. (P Fraser, S Rogers, D Julian & J Chapple)


Alpine Swift over Newquay, Colin Selway.

Alpine Swift over Newquay, Steve Rogers. (more on his blog here)

Nanquidno: 1 Pied Flycatcher in sycamores above the mill, same or another in lone pine in garden opposite Mill House, also 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2+ Green Woodpecker, 3+ Sparrowhawk, 97 Rook and 2 flocks (96 & 61) of Linnets. (D Parker & L Proctor)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only):Osprey again at 13:00, also 1 Peregrine, 3 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 6 Mute Swan, 35 Canada Geese, 21 Greylag, 46 Mallard, 5 Call Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Moorhen, 28 Herring Gull, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-tailed Godwit over, 2 Common Sandpiper, c150 Swallow, c40 Mouse Martin and 1 Sand Martin. (D Parker)

Camel Estuary: 2 Curlew Sandpiper on Dinham Flats. (D Julian)

Sancreed: Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warbler, 12 Long-tailed Tit, juv Green Woodpecker and Great Spotted Woodpecker. (D Flumm)

Land’s End: Whimbrel plus 2 Clouded Yellow butterflies. (D Flumm)

Penryn River: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Turnstone, 4 Greenshank, 29 Redshank, 15 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 27 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Raven and 1 Jay. (J St Ledger)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 28 Greenshank (including the Ythan Estuary colour ringed) 21 Snipe, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 12 Teal, 3 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 50+ Goldfinch and 8+ Sedge Warbler. (C Selway)

Zennor: Hobby at Trewey moors. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Davidstow: 1 Wood Sandpiper on the airfield by the control tower.