Sunday 30th September 2018

Late news, 29/9, St John’s Lake: 150+ Wigeon numbers building also 5 Sandwich Tern. (C Buckland)

Falmouth: 7 Mediterranean Gull on Gyllyngvase Beach. (S Grose)

Swanpool: 2 Kingfisher, 1 Water Rail, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Little Grebe, 19 Tufted Duck, 41 Coot, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Mute Swan, 19 Moorhen. (S Grose)

Nanjizal: Richard’s Pipit in fields by Faraway Cottage at c07:35 but mobile. (J Ryan) 237 birds ringed including 155 Blackcap, also a large increase in Chiffchaff with 43 ringed. Richard’s Pipit flew over the valley twice during the morning. A Yellow-browed Warbler was also heard several times. (P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Grey Phalarope, 1 Lapwing, 1 Knot, 1 Grey Plover. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde, R Wilkins) Also Spotted Redshank. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Polgigga: Richard’s Pipit flew east along Bosistow Lane towards Trethewey at c09:50. (M Wallace)

St Levan: Hobby flew west at 10:35. (M Ahmad)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs showing well plus Osprey still. (J Chapple)

Lesser Yellowlegs – John Chapple

Kynance, Soapy Cove: 1w Brown Shrike (first seen at 07:30 after a report of a Shrike species last night). The bird is extremely elusive, please keep on the paths and away from the farm house. Also 2 Wryneck, 1 Marsh Harrier and 3 Wheatear. (D Wright, M Pass et al.)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Pectoral Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and Bar-tailed Godwit still. (S Rogers)

Camel Estuary: 15 Cattle Egret in field behind Amble Dam, best viewed from lay-by at Trewornan Bridge. (B Bosisto) Up to 17 at 18:30. 9 one side of bridge, 8 the other side. (P Sofley)

Sancreed: 3 Kestrel, 60 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 5 Kestrel, 1 Snipe, 12 Skylark, 2 Wheatear, 70 Swallow, 3 Grey Wagtail, c200 Linnet. (D Flumm) 2 Richard’s Pipit in fields by Trevean. (M Wallace)

Trevescan: 1 Rosy Starling still. (B Toms M Curtis)

Watchcroft: 3 Dartford Warbler, one seen, two calling simultaneously, 1 Merlin, 3 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat on south slope. 1 Kestrel, 3 Dartford Warbler, 2 seen 1 heard calling, 12 Linnet, 6 Whinchat, 8 Stonechat, 1 Small Copper Butterfly, 1 Red Admiral Butterfly on east slope. (J Evans)

Land’s End: 2 Yellow Wagtail over, 1 Reed Bunting, 230+ Meadow Pipit, 9 Blackcap. (R Veal)

Par Lake: 250+ Canada Geese, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Fox on the island. (C Hooper)

Kingsmill: 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (M Beer)

St Clement, Tresemple Pool: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Tresillian River: 1 Greenshank, 45 Curlew, 3 Dunlin, 65 Canada Geese, 1 hybrid Goose. (S Grose)

Cotehele House: 1 Firecrest and 1 Marsh Tit in the gardens. (R Smaldon)

St Ives: 4 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater in 30 mins. (R Augarde, R Wilkins, B Mellow, R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank. (J St Ledger)

Curlew Sandpiper and Greenshank – John St Ledger

Hayle Kimbro: 2 Whinchat. (J St Ledger)


Saturday 29th September 2018

Late photo, 27/9, St Gurnard’s Head: Turtle Dove.

Turtle Dove – Colin Charman

Late news, 27/9, Colliford Lake: 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 male Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 11 Ringed Plover with 1 Dunlin. (I Juliane)

Late news, 28/9, Pentire: Hoopoe videoed feeding at the rear of a private property near the Gannel Estuary. (W Collins)

Late news, 28/9, Barn Cross, St. Germans: 2 Lesser Redpoll. (T Blonden)

Late news, 28/9, Cape Cornwall: flock of 10+ White Wagtail around the slipway feeding on insects. (J King)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Firecrest in cover next to toilet block. (S Grose)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 fem Peregrine Falcon over, towards quarry, 3 Mute Swan, 36 Turnstone, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs. (J St Ledger) 2 Osprey (1 imm) overhead this afternoon, 20+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin. (R Butts)

Lesser Yellowlegs – John St Ledger

Lesser Yellowlegs – John St Ledger

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Pectoral Sandpiper (NW arm), 1 Green Sandpiper, 9 Snipe, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 White Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 200+ Swallow, 8 Siskin over. (R Veal, M Ahmad)

Pectoral Sandpiper – Reuben Veal

Lizard Head: 1 Short-eared Owl. (P St Pierre)

Porthgwarra: Richard’s Pipit over South at 09:05. (M Wallace) Dotterel over Arden Sawah, to SE at c09:40. (R Veal) Also 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Trevean), 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Mistle Thrush, 19+ Siskin over, 9 Wheatear, 14 Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest, 1 White Wagtail, 4 Song Thrush, 215+ Meadow Pipit, 9 Skylark over, 2 Clouded Yellow. (R Veal, M Wallace, M Ahmad) Rose-coloured Starling reported again.

Nanjizal: Dotterel flew east at c09:20. (J Ryan) Also 175 new birds ringed including 18 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, 119 Blackcap, 13 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting and 1 Kingfisher. (P Roseveare)

Trevescan: juv Rose-coloured Starling on wires by Land’s End Hostel at 10:57.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 Grey Phalarope, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (R Veal, M Ahmad) Carnsew Pool: 5 Little Grebe, 9 Sandwich Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 27 Ringed Plover, 5 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Oystercatcher on Carnsew Pool. 16 Mediterranean Gull at Lelant Saltings. (S Grose)

Lizard: Wryneck between Henry’s campsite and Caerthillian pump house. (I Maclean, M Pass) Also 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Hobby, 2 Whinchat, 2 Tree Pipit, 1 Garden Warbler. (M Pass)

Land’s End: 1 Hobby flew west over Trinity Pool. (M Jones) Also 16 Wheatear, 5 Whinchat, 7 Swallow, 4 Chough, 3 Greenfinch, 9 Stonechat, 2 Kestrel & 1 Garden Warbler. Butterflies included Clouded Yellow,Small Copper, Wall Brown, Red Admirals & Small Whites. (J Hawkey)

Maer Lake: c450 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 2 White Hybrids, 5 Lapwing, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Moorhen, c40-50 Black-headed Gull, 1 1w Herring Gull,  Mallard, Teal, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Maye)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wheatear on Mossaps bank. (W Chegwidden) Polighey End: 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 22 Little Grebe, 1 Great-crested Grebe. (R Butts)

Polgigga: Short-eared Owl along Bosistow Lane early morning. (P Roseveare)

St Germans: probable Great White Egret from train mid afternoon. (D Julian)

Caerthillian: 80 House Martin, 30 Swallow going south, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear (D Eva)

Church Cove: 1 Hobby (D Eva)

Penhale Point: 2 Wheatear, 1 fem Peregrine Falcon, large flock of Linnets. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary, Burniere Hide: 8 Cattle Egret with cattle between road bridge and estuary. Flushed by farmer flew over to Walmsley Sanctuary at 08:30. Approach to hide: 1 Redstart, 1 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat. Hide: 1 1yr Med Gull, 1 Knot, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Dunlin, 30 Curlew, 15 Redshank. (P Sofley)

Windmill Farm: 4 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 1 Snipe, 1 Blackcap. (G Adams)

Dobwalls: 2 female Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood in the garden. (C&J Duffy)

Predannack Airfield: juv Cuckoo. Viewable from footpath between airfield and Hayle Kimbro. (S Kolodziejski)

Predannack Downs: 5 Whinchat. 22 Wheatear. (S Kolodziejski)

Hayle Kimbro: female Marsh Harrier. (S Kolodziejski)

Gwenver Beach: possible Iceland Gull. (R Pittam)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Cattle Egret below Salmon Fields at 19:20, also 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit at the hide this morning. (R Mudge)

Boscastle: 1 Purple Sandpiper. (R Kirkwood)

Purple Sandpiper – Rupert Kirkwood

Nanquidno: about 8 each of Chiffchaff and Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Yellow Wagtail over to small cattle herd on south side, 1 Wheatear (+1 airfield), several groups of up to 10 Siskin over but heading both N and S, 1 Ringed Plover over, feeding flock of 100+ Linnet. (D Chown)

Escalls area: c30 Swallow east, 1 Whinchat, 8 Wheatear in bare, manured field by church. (D Chown)

Kelynack: 1 Spotted Flycatcher near Bosworlas. (D Chown)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Coot, 28 Moorhen, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Gadwall, 2 Reed Warbler and 1 Sedge Warbler. (DK Parker)


Friday 28th September 2018

Late news, 27/9, Gurnard’s Head: Turtle Dove outside Chy Barnett. (C Charman)

Turtle Dove – C Charman

Porth Reservoir: 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 fem Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Sennen Cove: 32 Med Gull early morning, mostly 1st winter. (J Miller)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Great Crested Grebe, 13 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 5 Tufted Duck, 6 Canada Goose, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ruff. (D Flumm)

Lower Tamar Lake: 4 Cattle Egret at 07:15 (flew out at 08:10), 2m Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron. (R Mudge) 5 Little Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, 21 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 6 Great Crested Grebe with 2 well grown juveniles, 1 Grey Heron, 24 Coot, 6 Moorhen, 1 Wigeon, party of Blue, Great and Coal Tits, 1 Nuthatch, c10 Canada Geese.   No sign of the Red-necked Grebe. (H Kendall, B Bryne)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Osprey (with fish). (J St Ledger)

Lesser Yellowlegs – John St Ledger

Ruan Lanihorne: Osprey this afternoon above Sett Bridge, also Grey Wagtail and Common Sandpiper. (C Hughes)

Scillonian III: 2 Great Shearwater, 15 Manx Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 7 Kittiwake, 1500+ Gannet, 100+ Guillemot, 20 Razorbill and 2 Common Dolphin. Most birds were logged east of Wolf Rock. (M Ahmad, D Conway)

Land’s End: Light visible migration included 27 Siskin flying north/east, 07:45-08:45. (D Chown)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Cattle Egret on Ryan’s Field until 07:30 when it flew off. (P St Pierre) Lelant Saltings: 1 juv/1w Grey Phalarope close to the station platform on the rising tide this evening before flying off towards the north end of the estuary, 1 Spotted Redshank. (D Chown)

Grey Phalarope – Dave Chown

Bosistow: Common Rosefinch in hedge of weedy field between Higher and Lower Bosistow at c08:40 but not since. (M Wallace) Please keep to public rights of way and do not enter the fields please.

Porthgwarra: Lesser Whitethroat at Trevean and Rosy Starling with Starling flock at Roskestal. (M Wallace)

St Clement: Great White Egret on main river towards Malpas, flew east. (R Augarde)

Great White Egret – Richard Augarde

Marazion: c225 House Martin, c120 Sand Martin and c120 Swallow heading east between 11:00 & 12:00. (P Fraser)

Trevescan: 1 Turtle Dove. (K Wilson)

Stithians Reservoir: Curlew Sandpiper again.

Sancreed: c100 Swallow east. (D Flumm)

Dobwalls: 1 female Emperor Dragonfly flying over our garden pond. (C&J Duffy)

Heligan: 6 Dove, 1 Wood Pigeon, 2 Pheasant, 2 Dunnock, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Chaffinch. (K Bowers)

Penwithick: 6 Chaffinch, 3 Blue Tit, 20+ House Sparrow, 2 Great Tit, 3 Wood Pigeon, 2 Coal Tit , 3 Dunnock, 2 Buzzard, 1 Starling, 1 Collared Dove, 3 Goldfinch. (K Bowers)


Thursday 27th September 2018

Late news, 24/9, Rame church: Hippolais sp probably Melodious Warbler. (C Buckland)

Late news, 26/9, Penryn River: 1 Greylag Goose. (J Tomlinson)

Late news, 26/9, Traboe: 13 Golden Plover in flight west of the crossroads. (P Woods)

Mousehole: Firecrest on the coast path to the west. (M Elliott)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs again, also Spotted Redshank. (R Augarde, S Votier)

St Buryan: Common Crane flew west at 11:20. (J Lawman) Then various localities around the Land’s End area to 12:45 at least. (Many observers)

Common Crane – Phil Taylor

Walmsley Sanctuary: 11 Cattle Egrets, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper (since 24th), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel. (A Langdon)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Pectoral Sandpiper, Ruff, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper. (J St Ledger)

Pectoral Sandpiper & Ruff – John St Ledger

Pectoral Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Land’s End: 1 Wryneck still, 3 Whinchat, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Whitethroat at Trinity Loop. (J St Ledger)

Nanjizal: Total ringed 138. Migrants included 94 Blackcap, 2 Sedge Warbler (including 1 British control), 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Swallow, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Firecrest and a Grey Wagtail. Flyovers included a Common Crane, Turtle Dove, Hobby,Tree Pipit and c50 Siskin on-site. (P Roseveare)

Lower Tamar Lake: Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 3 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 1m Tufted Duck, 23 Canada Geese, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Littel Grebe. (R Mudge)

Polgigga: Dotterel over between Ardensawah and Roskestal.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Osprey, Juv Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Greenshanks, 2 Wheatear, 8 Ringed Plover and 12 Dunlin. (T Phelps)

Porthleven: 1 Little Egret in the inner harbour. (L Tipper)

Kynance Cove: Osprey over the sea at 12:02.

Lower Predannack Downs:  2 Kestrel, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 1 Sparrowhawk below Farmhouse. (J Evans)

Sennen Cove: 13 1w Med Gull at high tide. (J Miller)

Bodmin: 1 Buzzard, 4 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Pied Wagtail. (K Bowers)

Little Grebe, Kevin Bowers

Pied Wagtail, Kevin Bowers

Newquay Zoo: 7 Little Egret in to roost this evening. (S Grose)

Kingsmill Lake: 94 Curlew, 80+ Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 26 Greenshank, 10 Dunlin, 42 Black-tailed Godwit and at 17:00 an Osprey slowly flew west. (M Beer)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Ruff. (M Rouncefield, T Parrell) Also Kingfisher and Stoat on Ryan’s field. (M Rouncefield)

Ruff, Marlene Rouncefield

Porth Joke: 2 Whinchat, 6 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff this evening. (S Rowe)


Wednesday 26th September 2018

Late news, 25/9, Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 75 Meadow Pipits, 10 Barn Swallow. (P Fraser)

Late news, 25/9, Siblyback Lake: Several Little Grebe, several Pied Wagtails, loads of Canada Geese, several Barnacle Geese, 1 Tree Pipit, 6 Tufted Duck, 5 Teal, 1  male Whinchat, 2 Grey Heron, several Black-headed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c6 Chiffchaff. (I Juliane)

Late news, 25/9, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spotted Redshank on Lelant Saltings. 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Blackcap (f) on Ryan’s Field  1 Kingfisher. 2 Sandwich Tern in Carnsew Pool. (J Evans)

Late news, 25/9, Cot Valley: 1 Pied Flycatcher NW of youth hostel, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Yellow Wagtail over. (D Chown, N Grace)

Late news, 25/9, Nanquidno: 7 Whinchats (2 at Boscregan, 5 at Nanquidno Downs). (D Chown, N Grace)

Porthilly Point: 76 Mediterranean Gull, 27 Sandwich Tern, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Kenidjack: Spotted Flycatcher and Turtle Dove. (P Fraser, P Walsh)

Land’s End: Wryneck on wall above Trinity Loop and another on Treve Common. Also 8+ Whinchat, 5+ Wheatear, 6+ Stonechat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Siskin, 3+ Yellow Wagtail, 500+ Meadow Pipit, 10+ Skylark and hybrid hooded x carrion crow. (L Proctor, M Elliott, T Pinfield, DK Parker)

hybrid crow – Dave Parker

hybrid crow – Dave Parker

Ardensawah Farm: Juv Rosy Starling still showing on roadside wires at c11:55 but flew towards Raftra Farm with c50 Collared Doves at 13:25, also 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel and 1 Sparrowhawk over. (M Wallace, DK Parker)

Porthgwarra: Pied Flycatcher in the top end of 60ft Cover. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra to St Levan: Redstart, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, 9 Siskin, Tree Pipit. (M Wallace)

St. Levan: 4 Wheatears, 1 Reed Warbler; 11 Siskins over. (D Chown, N Grace)

Porthcurno: 1 Willow Warbler. (D Chown, N Grace)

Walmsley: 8 Cattle Egret, 8 Teal, 3 Green Sandpiper. (E Mayhew)

Colliford Reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper still by the dam on the west side on the short turf beyond the bend, also 5 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 23 Linnet, 1 Raven and 1 Skylark. (B Craven, D Trevelyan)

Pectoral Sandpiper – Brian Craven

Pectoral Sandpiper – Brian Craven

Pectoral Sandpiper – Dan Trevelyan

Brew: 10 Whinchat together and 2 Wheatear. (C Moore)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Teal, 42 Mallard, 1 drake Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe and 1 Wheatear. (DK Parker)

Marazion Beach: 27 Sanderling, 1 Ringed Plover; 3 Turnstone, 12 Sandwich Terns offshore this evening. (J Hawkey)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 7 Mute Swan, 55 Canada Goose, 4 Shelduck, 39 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 8 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 65 Oystercatcher, 55 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 50 Curlew, 150 Black-headed Gull, 55 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 24 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 1 Jay, 7 Jackdaw, 1 Rook, 70 Carrion Crow, 5 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Small White, 1 Peacock, 5 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Copper. (M Scawen et al.)

Polbathic Creek: Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher (m) feeding on mullet fry & crustaceans. Also Badger, Bank Vole & Woodmice at feeders. (A Blonden)

Bosistow to Nanjizal Bay: 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (T Wilkinson)


Tuesday 25th September 2018

Late news, 24/9, Rame Church: 1 Melodious Warbler. (A Pearson)

Late news, 24/9, Lizard Peninsula: 1 Firecrest, 1  Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Jay, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 25 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat. (M Pass)

Late news, 24/9, Stithians Reservoir: Curlew Sandpiper. (P Maker)

Wadebridge: 7 Cattle Egret and hundreds of waders flushed by gunshots from lone shooter 50 yds from Burniere Hide at 07:30. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper still, 1 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 6+ Wheatear this morning on west bank short grass areas, from dam. (B Craven)

Porthgwarra: Juv Rose-coloured Starling at Arden-Sawah at 15:05, on its own, not with starling flock. (M Wallace) Also Turtle Dove (St Levan) Merlin,13 Whinchat, 12 Wheatear ,2 Tree Pipit, 5 Siskin, 13 Golden Plover between Porthgwarra and St Levan. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra to Nanjizal: 3 Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, Tree Pipit over, 12 Golden Plover, Ringed Plover, Siskins over, Increase in Skylark movement. (G Wyatt)

Land’s End/Cycle Track/Treeve Moor: 160+ Meadow Pipit, 8+ Whinchat, 1 Chough (car park), 2-3 Wryneck in Trinity Loop area, 12 Skylark, 52 Golden Plover over, 7 Swallow, 9 Wheatear, 3 Curlew, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Kestrel, 3 Chiffchaff. 1+ Bluefin Tuna, 2+ Common Dolphin in Sennen Bay. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Also 1 Turtle Dove on Treeve Common. (T Twiggs)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Osprey still. (J Dell) Curlew Sandpiper still present. (S Kolodziejski) 1 Osprey, 1 Greenshank, 4 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover. (D. Lamb)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Spotted Redshank still present. (A McKechnie)

Spotted Redshank, Alex McKechnie

Pendeen to Rose Valley: 5 Whinchat and 1 Turtle Dove. (J Swann, P&S Combridge)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Cetti’s Warbler (only heard), 1 Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff (singing), 2 Little Egret, 2 Moorhen. (T Wilkinson)

Longrock Pool: 5 Little Grebe, 2 Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher, 30 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 2 Mute Swan (1 on nest). (T Wilkinson).

St. Michael’s Way, just north of A394: 2 Coal tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (T Wilkinson)

Lethytep, Lanreath:  1 Water Rail [unfortunately dead]. (P Hambly)

Tresemple Pool: High tide roost 116 Redshank, 43 Curlew, 16 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin. (M Jones)

Rough Tor: 25 Wheatear, 1 Golden Plover. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Crowdy Reservoir: 5 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 1 Lapwing, 1 Wheatear, 2 juv Great Crested Grebe. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Davidstow: 1 adult Yellow Legged Gull, 12 Wheatear. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Newquay, Towan Beach: 2 Ringed Plover this evening. (S Grose)


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)