Wednesday 4th September 2019

There will be a work party at Walmsley Sanctuary today from 09:00, when we will be cutting out the islands in the front of the tower hide. Expect some disturbance.

Millbrook: Hoopoe again in garden in Radford Lane at 07:30 this morning. (B Taggart) Hoopoe later seen in cattle field but elusive. (C Buckland)

Hoopoe – Chris Buckland

Drift Reservoir: Osprey over this morning. (D Flumm) Also Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper & Snipe. (A Mckechnie)

Greenshank – Alex Mckechnie

Kynance: Brown Booby in the bay or on the rocks south of the cove to 14:20 at least. (D Julian)

Pendeen Watch: Wilson’s Petrel in close to the rocks at 07:10 from the bottom of the grass slope. (P Combridge) 9 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 “blue” Fulmar, 1 pale phase juv Long-tailed Skua, 15 Arctic Skua, 9 Great Skua, 2 Sabine’s Gull (ad & juv) 36 Arctic Tern, 1 Common Tern, 12 Sandwich Tern, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Turnstone, 12+ Dunlin, 3 Grey Phalarope & 3 Med Gull up to 14:45 from the lower car park. Also 2 Chough, 2 Wheatear and 1 juv Cuckoo. (B Richards et al.)

St Ives: 6 Storm Petrel, 9 Sooty Shearwater, c15000 Manx Shearwater, 6 Great Skua, 12 Arctic Skua (all adult), 5-6 Grey Phalarope, 25+ Commic tern, 20+ Sandwich Tern, 2 Knot and 5 Whimbrel between 08:00 & 14:00. (M Elliott)

Carbis Bay: 50+ Sandwich Terns offshore. (M Elliott)

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper still on the airfield to 14:35 at least. Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear. (O Snave, C Smith)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Swifts with mixed flock of hirundines, also 36 Curlew. (S Turner)

Porthilly Point: 150+ Mediterranean Gull, 41 Sandwich Tern, 77 Oystercatcher, 6 Curlew, 5 Raven. (S Grose)

Point Quay: 13 Greenshanks, 2 Sandwich Terns at 10:30. (K Dalziel)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Turnstone (unusual here) being chased by redshanks and eventually driven off. (K Dalziel)

Mount Hawke: 103 Starlings on overhead wires at 17.15. (RB &PC Girling)

Kenidjack: Pied Flycatcher at the bottom of the valley.

Wacker Quay: 26 Curlew and 5 Little Egrets this afternoon. (C Buckland)

West Looe: 50 Turnstone, 20 Pipits (Rock and Meadow), 20 Common Sandpipers & 15 Ringed Plover. (R Napp)

Ringed Plover – Rick Napp

Ringed Plover – Rick Napp

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: 22 Mute Swan, 28 Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 35 Mallard, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 11 Grey Heron, 18 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Moorhen, 150 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 72 Redshank, 27 Greenshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 125 Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 120 Herring Gull, 6 Great-black backed Gull, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Wood Pigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 1 Magpie, 1 Jay, 12 Jackdaw, 9 Rook, 110 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 12 House Sparrow, 8 Speckled Wood, 2 Red Admiral. (M Scawen et al.)

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

There will be a work party at Walmsley Sanctuary when we will be cutting out the islands in the front of the tower hide tomorrow, Wednesday 4th Sept from 09:00. Expect some disturbance.

Late news, 2/9, Mutton Cove, Godrevy: 1 Grey Phalarope. (G Rogers)

Grey Phalarope – Geoff Rogers

Davidstow: Adult Buff-breasted Sandpiper again early morning. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, LGR Evans et al.) Still present in the evening by the pool near the control tower also 1 Yellow-legged Gull. Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear. (A Langdon, D Julian)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Lee Evans

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Lee Evans

Lizard: Red-backed Shrike still 400m south of the surfers car park off the Kynance Road, also 1 Wryneck , 1 Whinchat , 1 Garden Warbler , 4 Sand Martin , 3 Wheatear (M Pass) 2 Yellow Wagtail on Kynance Road. (M Pass) Wryneck in gorse and brambles below the surfers car park at 12:30. 2 Hobby unsuccessfully pursuing a Swallow, Wheatear, 2 Clouded Yellow. (D Flumm) 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear and 8+ Common Whitethroat in Caerthillian valley. (LGRE et al.)

Kynance: 3 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel, 82 Gannet, 460 Manx, 2 Sandwich Tern and 1 juv Arctic Tern by 07:45. 1s Brown Booby flew onto the rocks  by car park at 08:13. It then started fishing off Caerthillian Cove at 09:02 but returned to the rocks at 09:33 and still present to 19:10 at least. (LGR Evans, D Flumm et al.) Also 7 Chough, 3 Rock Pipit. (M Webb)

Brown Booby – Dave Flumm

Brown Booby – Dave Flumm

Brown Booby – Dave Flumm

Rinsey Head: 1cy Melodious Warbler briefly in Elder and Bramble.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Osprey but one flew east towards Newlyn at 07:30 hrs. 2 Little Egret, 3 Gadwall, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 2 Greenshank, White Wagtail, 7 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Millbrook: Hoopoe again in private garden in Hounster Hill at 13:00. Also flies into adjacent field with cattle at cSX416517. Possibly viewable from gates on Hounster Hill or Radford Lane. Please do not enter cattle field. (B&C Taggart)

Hoopoe – Bruce Taggart

Devoran Quay: 1 Osprey, 12 Mediterranean gulls (P Kemp) Also 09:15-11:15 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2 Knot, 50 Redshank, 15 Oystercatcher, 60 Curlew, 15 Black-tailed Godwits, 10 Teal, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 10 Teal, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Green Woodpecker. (S Van Hear)

Polgigga: Turtle Dove on wires at Lower Bosistow. (M Wallace)

Rame: 2 Wheatears, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Med Gulls, 1 Fulmar, 15 Cormorants, 5 GBB Gulls, 30+ Goldfinches, 12 Linnets, 2 Chiffchaffs, 40+ Wood Pigeons, 2 Ravens, 50+ Swallows, 20+ House Martins, 2 Yellowhammers, 30 + Red Admirals. (C Buckland)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey on Lelant Saltings at 15:14. (B Steel)

Kenidjack: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (J Swann)

Truro: 1+ Ravens over Moresk Viaduct at 14:30. (K & J Mortimore)

Rosemergy: 1 Firecrest at the tea room at 15:45. (RP Taylor)

Tywardreath: 4 Collared Dove ( 2 adults and 2 young ) in private garden. ( R. Barlow)

Porth Joke: 2 Chough, 1 juv Peregrine, 20 Greenfinch, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff this evening. (S Rowe)

Kingsmill Lake: 3 Knot, 27 Greenshank, 1 Ruff (5 reported earlier in the day) and 1 Spotted Redshank. (M Beer)

Porthgwarra: 2 Marsh Tits by Doctors House/Middle Wood. (M Wallace)