Sunday 31st July 2016

Marazion Beach: 3 ad Curlew Sandpiper until 9:18 am then flew West. Also 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Sanderling and 4 Sandwich Tern flew West. (R Veal)

St Gothian Sands LNR:  3 Common Sandpiper and 12+ Sand Martin. (B Toms and M Curtis)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 2 Common Sandpiper. (B Toms and M Curtis) Lelant Saltings: 1 Spoonbill again.

Davidstow airfield:  3 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin and 1 Ringed Plover. (J&B Teague)

Porthgwarra: 3 Balearic Shearwater past.

Restronguet Creek: 1 Dalmatian Pelican still.

Rosannon Downs: 1 Corncrake early this morning, seen well but briefly, ran across fire-break. (C Selway)

Falmouth, Swanpool:  2 Great Crested Grebe,  2 adult Mute Swan + 3 cygnets (4th predated, probably by a fox), large interesting mix of young ducks caused by Mallards interbreeding with other ducks, 2 Cormorant on island. (E Tackley)


Saturday 30th July 2016

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, 7 (2m, 2f, 3 juv) Tufted Duck, 10 Rock Pipit (2 prob juvs), 2 juv Linnet. (R Veal) Also 1 Wheatear reported.

Botallack: c1,000 Gannet fishing offshore at 11am, with c50 Common Dolphin. (P&H Taylor)

Fal Estuary, Percuil River: 5 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Kingfisher,1 Dunlin, 1 Sedge Warbler. (R Veal)

Restronguet Creek: 1 Dalmatian Pelican.

Padstow, Camel Estuary: 233 Mediterranean Gull. (D Julian)

Lizard Point, seawatch, 2.5hrs: 10 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 30+ Storm Petrel, 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Great Skua, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Puffin, 5 Razorbill, 4 Guillemot, 1 Sandwich Tern, 12 Common Scoter, 1 Curlew and 1 Ringed Plover. Also 100+ Common Dolphin and 2 Ocean Sunfish. (T Blunden)


Friday 29th July 2016

Late news, 28/7, St. John’s Lake: 8, Common Tern, 20 Whimbrel, and 1 Curlew Sandpiper at 1pm (1 hour before high water) near the ford. (M Beer)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit (one in the car park), 4 Marsh Tit (one in the car park), 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Nuthatch, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Tufted Duck, 8 Swallow, 3 Coal Tit, 5 Great Crested Grebe (one on a nest and one with a fledgling on her back) and 1Grey Heron. (R Mudge)

RMudge_GCGrebe_290716Great Crested Grebes, Rod Mudge

Porthgwarra, seawatch 07.30 – 11.00: 13 Storm Petrel, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 4 Common Scoter, 6 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, several Common Dolphin and 3 Harbour Porpoise. (R Augarde)  Seawatch,1330 – 1630hrs: 6 Puffin, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater & 1 juv Mediterranean Gull. (J Hawkey)

Penzance: St Mary’s Churchyard. 1 juvenile Green Woodpecker. (J Worth)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 juv Black Tern still present. (R Farnes) Also 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1m Pochard and 3 juv Tufted Duck. (R Veal)

RFarnes_BlkTern1_290716 RFarnes_BlkTern2_290716Black Tern, Rod Farnes RFarnes_BlkTern3_290716

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Spotted Redshank and 18 Greenshank. (M Beer)

Marazion Beach: c35 Sanderling, 15 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 25 Curlew and 1 Fulmar west. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir: 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Blackcap (female), 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Sparrowhawk. Also 1 Stoat swimming, then on bank opposite the hide. (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_CSandpiper_290716Common Sandpiper, John St Ledger JStLedger_Otter3_290716Stoat, John St Ledger

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 20 Canada Geese , 4 Little Egret and 10 Black-headed Gull. (K Bowers)

KBowers_Buzzard2_290716Buzzard, Kevin Bowers KBowers_Buzzard1_290716Buzzard, Kevin Bowers

Scillonian III, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 Sandwich Tern, 30 Manx Shearwater, 85 Gannet,  180 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull and 8 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock-Scilly: 8 Storm Petrel, 42 Gannet, 1 Kittiwake, 4 Fulmar,  15 Manx Shearwater, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 30+ Herring Gull and 2 Cormorant. Scilly-Wolf Rock: 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Guillemot, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Ringed Plover, 20 Herring Gull, 14 Fulmar, 6 Great Black-backed gull, 33 Gannet and 13+ Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock-Penzance: 2 Storm Petrel, 170+ Manx Shearwater, 200+ Gannet, 18 Fulmar, 2 Kittiwake, 80+ Herring Gull and 20 Common Dolphin. (D Conway + M Ahmad)

Restronguet Creek: 1 Dalmatian Pelican. (M May)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.


Thursday 28th July 2016

Tresillian: 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Greenshank, 2 Whimbrel, 60 Redshank and 1 Kingfisher. (R Veal)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 juv Black Tern plus 1m Pochard, 1 Coot and 3 Dunlin. (MJ Spicer) Also 6 Linnet. Juveniles included 3 Tufted Duck, 8 Moorhen, 6+ Shelduck, 2 Little Grebe, 7 Pied Wagtail and 4 Mute Swan. (R Veal)

MSpicer_BlkTern_280716Black Tern, Mike Spicer

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Copperhouse Creek: 1 sum plum Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Whimbrel. Ryan’s Field: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel. Lelant Saltings: 8 Dunlin, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull and 4 juv Oystercatcher. (R Veal)

Lamorna, Tater-du, seawatch 6.00am – 10.30am: 1 Great Shearwater  (7.36am), 5 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Balearic Shearwater, 79 Storm Petrel, 7 Puffin, 6 Guillemot, 1 Common Scoter, 3 Mediterranean Gull and 17 Kittiwake. (M McKee)

Porthgwarra: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater and 9 European Storm-petrel past. (L Proctor)

Restronguet Creek: 1 Dalmatian Pelican still.

St John’s Lake: 1 sum plum Curlew Sandpiper again.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel in Boat Cove again.

St Ives: 3 Grey Seal in harbour. (K Bowers)

KBowers_Seal3_280716Grey Seal, Kevin Bowers


Wednesday 27th July 2016

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1s Spoonbill. Copperhouse Creek: 1 sum plum Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 9 (4 ad, 5 imm) Mediterranean Gull, 1m Linnet, 10 juvenile Black-headed Gull. (R Veal) Ryan’s Field: 2 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 1 Spoonbill, 8 Black-headed Gull and 2 Buzzard over. (K Bowers)

RVeal_Spoonbill_270716Spoonbill, Reuben Veal RVeal_BHGull_270716Juvenile Black-headed Gull, Reuben Veal

Spoonbill, Kevin Bowers

Crowlas: 1 juv Green Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit in private garden. (R Veal)

Kit Hill: 1 Willow Tit in wooded area below quarry, showing well and calling (L.Sampson)

St John’s Lake: 1 sum plum Curlew Sandpiper.

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 juv Black Tern and 1 1s Mediterranean Gull. (J Holmes)


Tuesday 26th July 2016

Thank you to all those contributors who are submitting in the new guideline format, you’re making our nightly compilation task significantly easier. For those that aren’t using this format please see the details for submissions and photographs  HERE. They really don’t make the task any more difficult for you but they greatly reduce the time we have to spend each night reformatting.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 Spoonbill, 4 Greenshank, 16 Redshank,  8 Mediterranean Gull (5 ads, 2 3cy, 1 juv), 166 Eurasian Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 14 Little Egret, 23 Canada Geese,1 Grey Heron, 18 Oystercatcher and 1 Kingfisher. (R Farnes, P Fraser, D Parker)

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Bodmin , River Camel: 1pr Kingfisher. (A Langdon)

ALangdon_Kingfisher_260716Kingfisher, Adrian Langdon

Scillonian III crossing, Penzance to Wolf Rock: c200 Manx Shearwater between Mousehole and Portcurno and 3 Fulmar. Return Wolf Rock to Penzance: 2 Sooty Shearwater, c200 Manx Shearwater, 2 Guillemot, 1 Puffin, 6 Fulmar and 2 Harbour Porpoise. Also seen on the Wolf Rock to St Mary’s legs: 2 Manx Shearwater, 2 Fulmar, 2 Ocean Sunfish and several Common Dolphin. (T Mills)

Boswednack: 1 Green Sandpiper over.


Monday 25th July 2016

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1s Spoonbill, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank and 13 Redshank. Ryan’s Field: 2 Whimbrel, 1 Kingfisher, 10 (8 ad, 2 imm) Mediterranean Gull and 4 juv Oystercatcher. (R Veal) Also 1 Little Egret eating a rat. (P Maddern) Copperhouse Creek: 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin and 3 ad Mediterranean Gull. (M Bishop)

PMaddern_LEgret_250716Little Egret, Peter Maddern

Pendeen, 08.45 – 10.00: 4 Whimbrel, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Razorbill, 1,000+ Manx Shearwater, Fulmars and Kittiwake, also 1 Ocean Sunfish. ( B Toms + M Curtis)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Marsh Tit (one on the car park feeders), 3 Great Crested Grebe and one just fledged, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Nuthatch and 2 Tufted Duck. (R Mudge)

Marazion Beach: 19 Sanderling (2 sum plum), 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew and 6 Mediterranean Gull (4ad, 2 2s) on the beach and 3 Sandwich Tern offshore. (DK Parker,R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan plus 2+ cygnets, 3 Canada Geese, 23 Mallard, 6 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 8 Moorhen, 3 Buzzard, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 3 Sand Martin, c100 Swallow, 2 Stonechat plus 2 newly fledged young, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

Penzance, Promenade: 2 Mute Swan on the sea. Off Tolcarne Beach: 1 Mute Swan with 3 cygnets. (T Mills)

Nanjizal: 64 Sedge Warbler, 24 Willow Warbler, 6 Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler and 1 adult Marsh Warbler all ringed. (KA Wilson)

Falmouth town: 2 Jay in my garden. (E Tackley)

Restronguet Creek: 1 Dalmatian Pelican still present.