Tuesday 31st August 2021

Stithians Res: Southern arm: Curlew, Wood Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper, Northern arm: Ruff and 2 Dunlin. (S Ford)

Ruff and Dunlin – Steve Ford


Tresemple Pool – St Clement:
1 Curlew Sandpiper with Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Osprey. (L Sampson)

Hayle Estuary: 6 Little Stint (all juveniles), 1 Knot (juvenile) , 2 Sanderling, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 9 Redshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Turnstone, 139 Dunlin, 65 Ringed Plover, 70 Curlew, 32 Mediterranean Gull, 14 Wigeon, 45 Teal. (N R Rogers). Also, 9 Little Stints and 2 Curlew Sandpipers, (M Ahmed)

Pendeen: 1 Greenshank, 1 juv Ruff, 3 Snipe, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 1 juv Cuckoo, 8 Yellow Wagtail , 6 Grey Wagtail, 14 Tree Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear , 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher. (P Combridge, A Bayly).  Also, Wryneck on coastal path just west of Porthmeor. (RBA)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: Green Sandpiper 1 over. (P Fraser)

Nanquidno: 4 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Pied Flycatcher in garden of Byways Lodge. (M Jones)

Marazion beach: am – 7 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 3 Dunlin. pm – 4 Dunlin. (P Fraser)

Long Rock: 2 Little Stint at Long Rock at 2.45pm. (RBA)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Osprey, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Little Grebe, Kestrel, 2 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher. (D Flumm, N Rogers, P Fraser)

Sancreed: Kestrel, Green Sandpiper, 3 Wheatear, 3 White Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno: 10 Wheatear, Peregrine. (D Flumm)

Foxhole: drake Ring-necked Duck, 5 Sand Martin, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Green Sandpiper. (B & L Bosisto)

St Germans: 1 or 2 Osprey on a farm east of village. (R Billington)

Camel Estuary: 5 juvenile Little Stint, 17 Ringed Plover, 4 juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Knot, 2 juvenile Black-tailed Godwit, 140 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Wigeon, 3 Teal. (B Bosisto)

Maer Lake: 1 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Ruff, 1 Snipe, 1 Redshank, 22 Dunlin. (B Bryne)

Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 1 Snipe, 4 Sanderling, 6 Ringed Plover, 22 Dunlin

Lizard: 8 Balearic Shearwaters and Pied Flycatcher. (RBA)

Lizard: 1 Wryneck at Caerthillian Cove near wooden bridge. (D Collins)

Lizard: 1 Wryneck in private garden near Windmill Farm. (R Hopper)

Wryneck – David Collins

Zennor: 3, possibly 5, Chough heading towards Gurnard’s Head. (R Taylor)

Helman Tor: 1 Whinchat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Kestrel, 6 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 4 Great Tit, 2 Goldfinch. (A Tomkins)

Whinchat – Andrew Tomkins

Devoran: 3 Osprey. (I Boreham, A Wilson)

Osprey – Andy Wilson

Osprey – Andy Wilson

Siblyback Lake: 6 Greylag Geese, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Greenshank, 40+ House Martin, 70+ Swallows, 6 Common Sandpiper, 3 Willow Warbler. (L Birtwistle)

Greylag Geese – Linda Birtwistle

Green Woodpecker – Linda Birtwistle

Porthmissen: 19 Fulmar, 11 Oystercatcher, 19 Mediterranean Gull amongst Herring Gull flock in stubble field, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Skylark, 3 Ringed Plover over. (S Grose)

Stepper Point: 19 Sandwich Tern, 3 Wheatear,1f Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Padstow football club: 6 Yellowhammer, 378 Rook. (S Grose)

Downderry: 0640-0755, most Gannets heading east, at least 435; a single Pomarine Skua too. Moving west 36 Balearic Shearwaters and a Mediterranean Gull. (A Payne)

Late submission, 30/8, South Lizard area: 1 Greenshank, 8 Yellow Wagtail, c75 Wheatear c75 and 15 Whinchat at Jollytown/Soapy Cove; 6 Willow Warbler, 1 Swift, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Osprey and 1 Wryneck at Caerthillian. (S Croft)

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Monday 30th August 2021

Walmsley notice: There will be a work party at Walmsley on Tuesday 31st from 9am until mid afternoon. Both hides will remain open but expect some noise and disturbance. Any members keen to help are welcome to join us. Wellies are essential as we will be cutting out the islands in front of the tower hide and pulling ragwort.

Foxhole: drake Ring-necked Duck, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 11 Tufted Duck, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Kingfisher. (B & L Bosisto)

Ring-necked Duck – Bob Bosisto

The Lizard: 1 Wryneck in private garden near Windmill Farm. (R Hopper)

Kynance: 1 Wryneck, 14 Wheater, 6 Whinchat, 4 Yellow Wagtail, Osprey over. (I Maclean)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 27 Tree Pipit, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Whinchat, 10 Wheatear, 35 Willow Warbler, 29 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Pied Flycatcher, 7 Spotted Flycatcher. (P Combridge, A Bayly)

Land’s End: 38 Wheatear, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Tawny Owl (heard). (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra, St Levan & Skewjack: Redstart, 13 Spotted Flycatcher, 13 Tree Pipit, 39 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, 15 Willow Warbler. Also a Southern Migrant Hawker at Skewjack. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal Valley: 124 new ringed at private site. Migrants included 13 Chiffchaff, 31 Willow Warbler, 18 Sedge Warbler, 12 Reed Warbler, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler, 9 Blackcap, 14 Whitethroat, 1 Redstart, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 8 Tree Pipit and 2 Whinchat. Also in/over 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 7+ Tree Pipit, 1 Firecrest, 1 Coot, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Swift. (P Roseveare, R Veal)

Carn Eanes, Pendeen: 4 Wheatear, Whitethroat, 3 Kestrel. (D Flumm)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 50 Barn Swallow feeding all over course, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (P Fraser)

Chûn Downs: 6 Whinchat, 7 Wheatear, 2 Kestrel. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 10 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 9 Wheatear, 2 Tree Pipit. (P Fraser)

Kelynack: 3 Spotted Flycatcher. (B Dursley)

Sancreed: Hobby, 2 Kestrel, Green Sandpiper, 3 Wheatear, 5 White Wagtail, 4 White/Pied Wagtail, Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Osprey, 2 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, Ringed Plover. (D Flumm) In addition, 3 Osprey. (S Rogers, P Walsh, L Procter) In addition, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, juvenile Dunlin, 1 Hobby, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (R Veal, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Osprey – Alex McKechnie

Marazion Beach: 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 4 Redshank, 24 Oystercatcher. (P Fraser) In addition, 1 Little Stint. (B Dursley)

Rosehill, Marazion: 1 Tree Pipit. (P Fraser)

Gunwalloe Church Cove: single Chough seen flying over the area. Kestrel hunting over the cliff by the church. (S Ford)

Soapy Cove, Lizard: 1 Osprey. (I Maclean)

Goonhilly Downs: 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Wheatear, 2 Linnet, 1 Stonechat. (N D and S Chandler)

Black Head, nr Coverack: 3 Chough (1 ringed, 2 unringed), 15+ Wheatear. (M Nattrass)

Portnavas: 15 Mistle Thrush. (K Pinch)

Hayle Estuary: 2 Curlew Sandpiper,  3 Little Stint, Grey Plover, 58 Ringed Plover,  124 Dunlin, Sanderling, 2 Turnstone, 9 Greenshank, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 51 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Candpiper. (M Coller) Additional Report of, 4 Little Stint, 1 Knot, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Sanderling, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 58 Ringed Plover, 124 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 9 Greenshank, (S Rogers, J Hawkey)

The Island, St Ives: 7 Wheatear on the rocks Porthmeor side. 1 Juvenile Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Fulmar, 12 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Gannet, 2 Rock Pipit, 17 Turnstone, 3 Oystercatcher, Kestrel. Slow passage of distant Manx Shearwater west & 1 Grey Heron east. (D Northside)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 1 Ruff, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Snipe, 2 Dunlin, 2 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 1 Wigeon, 1 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel. Also 1 Stag Roe Deer. (J St Ledger, S Williams, R Wilkins) In addition, 10 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 10 Cormorant, 10 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Raven (S Van Hear)

Devoran: Osprey being mobbed by crow. (K Hambly-Staite)

Park Head: 2 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear. (D Eva) In addition, 1 Whimbrel, 6 Corn Bunting, 2-3 Kestrel, 2 Raven mobbing Kestrel, 100+ Linnets, 3 Wheatear, 1 Buzzard, 1 Whitethroat (M Boldy)

Porth Joke: 11 Chiffchaff ,3 Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, Spotted Flycatcher , Pied Flycatcher , 4 Ringed Plover, Greenshank. (B Bosisto)

Fenton Pitts: 1 Sparrowhawk, 20+ Goldfinch, 4 Swallow, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3-4 Jay, 4 Raven, 4 Buzzard (M Boldy)

Sparrowhawk – Mark Boldy

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk, 9 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 12 Dunlin (one ringed LJ8), 1 Little Stint, 15+ Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 9 Mallard,  4 Cormorant, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (N Woods)

Little Stint – Nigel Woods

Little Egret – Nigel Woods

Green Sandpiper – Nigel Woods

Kingsmill Lake: Osprey at mid morning. Also large number of Curlew, Shelduck and 3 Sandwich Terns. (D Sharp)

Osprey – Deena Sharp

Late Submission, 29/08, St Breward: 1 Swift. (G Chapman)

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Sunday 29th August 2021

Nanjizal: 1 American Golden Plover over. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare, J Howells) Later heard over St Levan. (P Fraser)

St Agnes, Trevellas Coombe: 1 Olive-backed Pipit with Meadow Pipits. (G Lawlor)

Goonhaven Nature Reserve: 1 Glossy Ibis this morning. (J T Lewis)

Glossy Ibis – John Lewis

Mounts Bay: White-tailed Eagle being mobbed by Gulls over Newlyn harbour. They moved over to the mount and then inland over Marazion. (C Upton)

Caerthillian/Kynance Road: 1+ Wryneck, 6 Whinchat, 3 Tree Pipit, 4 Yellow Wagtail, Ruff flew over. (M Pass)

Windmill Farm: Wryneck and Ruff. (T Blunden) Also, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher and Lesser Emperor Dragonfly. (D Wright)

Gunwalloe: Tree Pipit and 3 Yellow Wagtail over early morning. (M Grantham)

Halzephron Cliffs: Yellow Wagtail over, Whinchat and good numbers of Whitethroat in the hedges. (M Grantham)

Porthgwarra/Polgigga: Wryneck, 12 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk. (M Boldy) Additional report, 6 Whinchat, 9 Tree Pipit, 12 Yellow Wagtail, 13 White Wagtail, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 17 Willow Warbler, 5 Wheatear, 1 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank. (R Veal)

Polgigga, Bosistow Lane: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Tree Pipit. (R Veal)

Pendeen: 1 Golden Plover, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 13 Tree Pipit, 3 Whinchat, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher. (P Combridge, A Bayly)

Kenidjack: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 7 Willow Warbler. (N Rogers)

Nanjizal Valley: 158 ringed on private site. Migrants included 19 Chiffchaff, 1m Firecrest, 28 Willow Warbler, 19 Reed Warbler, 24 Whitethroat, 13 Blackcap, 26 Sedge Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher and 4 Tree Pipit. Also in/over the valley, 2 Green Sandpiper, Snipe, Ringed Plover, 10+ Tree Pipit, 1 Pied Flycatcher 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, c.15 House Martin, female Lesser Emperor Dragonfly (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, J Howells)

Spotted Flycatcher – Josh Howells

Pied Flycatcher – Josh Howells

Firecrest – Josh Howells

Drift Reservoir: 2 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, 2 Teal, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Little Grebe, Whitethroat, 9 Pied/White Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Chûn Downs: Pied Flycatcher, 10 Wheatear, 8 Whinchat, Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, 4 Kestrel. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary: 1 unringed Osprey, 3 Sandwich Tern, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 47 Ringed Plover, 64 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 222 Black-headed Gull, 3 Redshank, 87 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 46 Teal, 20 Wigeon, 488 Canada Goose. (S Taylor) In addition, 3 juvenile Little Stint and 1ad summer plumage Grey Plover. (B Mellow & J Hawkey) Also Osprey. (M Ahmad)

Osprey – Simon Taylor

Stithians: 1 Little Stint, 1 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 1 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 20 Swallow, 1 Greylag Goose, 10 Cormorant, 10 Teal, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret (S Van Hear, D Eva, M Grantham)

Devoran: 1 Osprey. (M Costa)

Towan Head: 13 Mediterranean Gull west this am. (S Rowe)

Park Head: Dotterel (heard only), 2 Whinchat, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Corn Bunting, 3 Chough. (C Auld)

Menna: 1 Sparrowhawk over. (S Grose)

Mevagissey Harbour: 5 Turnstone, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Grey Heron (high on cliffs north of outer harbour), 1 Little Egret. (S Grose)

Par Beach pool: Common Sandpiper on the pool, juvenile Mediterranean Gull and 3 Whimbrel over heading SW. (G Barter)

Castle an Dinas: 1 ad Yellow legged Gull, 150+ Linnet, 3 Buzzard, 1f Adder. (S Grose)

Bradford, Bodmin Moor: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whinchat. (L Sampson)

Stowes Hill, Bodmin Moor: 1 juvenile Cuckoo, 2 juvenile Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard. (S Sanderson):

Cuckoo – Steven Sanderson

Cuckoo – Steven Sanderson

Colliford Reservoir: (05.30 to 10.30) 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Snipe, 1 Ruff, 1 Golden Plover, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Little grebe, 2 Great-crested Grebe, 13 Meadow Pipit, 22 Pied Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 30+ Dunlin, 1 Kestrel, 1 Whinchat. (N Woods)

Ruff – Nigel Woods

Greenshank Nigel Woods

Kingsmill Lake 08:30 – 10:45: 1 Osprey, 1 Kingfisher, 3, Knot, 1 Whimbrel, 90 Curlew, 16 Redshank, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Dunlin, 19 Shelduck, 26 Greenshank, 280 Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Black-backe Gull. (D Clegg)

Osprey – Darrel Clegg

Upper Tamar Lake: 14 Ringed Plover, 6 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Dunlin, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (R Mudge)

Late submission, 27/8, Colliford Lake: 2 Dunlin. 1 Little Stint. (S Sanderson)

Late submission, 28/8, Hannafore beach: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Eider Duck. (S Sanderson)

Late submission, 28/8, Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Willow Tit, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 House Martin. (R Mudge)

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Saturday 28th August 2021

Truro: 1 White Stork over at 12.25. (R Augarde)

Goonhilly Downs: Glossy Ibis circling over the moor mid-morning, slowly drifting east (M Grantham)

Glossy Ibis – Mark Grantham

Kynance: 1 Wood Warbler in trees at the cove opposite the toilet block, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 4 White Wagtail, 1 Greenshank, 3 Curlew, 1 Ringed Plover, 10 Wheatear. (D Collins)

Wood Warbler – David Collins

Wood Warbler – Ilya Maclean

Wood Warbler – Ilya Maclean

Lizard area: 1 Wryneck at Soapy Cove, 1 Hobby at Grade Marsh, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 6 Spotted Flycatchers, 7 Whinchat, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 11 White Wagtails. (I Maclean) Lesser Emperor Dragonfly at Windmill Farm. (D Wright)

Lizard Point: 5 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater. (Birdguides)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 Dunlin, 4 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (J St Ledger & S Williams)

Lesser Whitethroat – Stephen Williams

Tregoss: Pied Flycatcher on private farm. (P Roseveare)

Goss Moor: 3 Spotted Flycatcher along cycle path. (P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 21 Sandwich Tern, 49 Teal, 27 Oystercatcher, 16 Shelduck, 16 Wigeon, 2 Greenshank, 1 Osprey (successfully fishing at 11.06am then flew SW, it has a yellow plastic ring on right leg but not read). (S Grose) juv Little Stint and juv Curlew Sandpiper amongst c130 Dunlin and c30 Ringed Plover this evening. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Ryans Field: 84 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 237 Black headed Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Bullfinch, 19 Goldfinch, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Copperhouse Creek: 13 Mediterranean Gull from Black Bridge. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Little Stint, 24 Tufted Duck, 6 Wigeon, 9 Teal, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 12 Little Grebe, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Coot, 2 Raven, 3 Linnet, 19 Goldfinch. (S Grose)

Little Stint – Shaun Grose

Porthgwarra/ St Levan/ Skewjack: 6 Pied Flycatcher, 12 Spotted Flycatcher, 13 Tree Pipit, 33 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, 12 Willow Warbler, 3 Goldcrest, Snipe, 10 Yellow Wagtail, Dunlin. (M Wallace)

Land’s End: 6 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Whinchat, 2 Golden Plover, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 juvenile Ruff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) , 4 Chough, 1 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail. (P Fraser)

Ruff – Phil Taylor & Hilary Mitchell

Penzance: 1 male Eider behind the Albert Pier. (C Dale)

Marazion Beach: 1 Greenshank mid afternoon. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh:  2 Common Teal. (P Fraser)

Rosemount; Marazion: 30 Swallow. (P Fraser)

RSPB Marazion Marsh: Lesser Emperor Dragonfly. (Catherine Beazley)

North Cliffs: 18 Linnet, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Kestrel, 100+ Starling, 2 Chough (both un-ringed). (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir: Hobby, 2 Greenshank over. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: Fem/imm Marsh Harrier south over village 1305hrs. (D Flumm)
Nanquidno: 3 Tree Pipit, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap & 1 House Martin this afternoon. (J Hawkey)

Kelynack: 2 Kestrel, Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher. Also 5 Painted Lady, 127 Red Admiral, 48 Small Tortoiseshell. (D Flumm)

Red Admiral & Small Tortoishell – Dave Flumm

Painted Lady and Small Tortoiseshell – Dave Flumm

Rame – Penlee: 1 Lesser Whitethroat,  1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Wheatear, 10 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 20+ Chiffchaff, 30+ House Martin, 50+Swallow, and 1 fly-over Ringed Plover. (D Clegg)

Feock (off Restronguet Point): 1 Osprey. (K Staite)

Devoran: 20 Oystercatcher, 30 Curlew, 2 Little Egret. (K Staite)

Tresemple Pool: 15 Greenshank, 65 Redshank, 81 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher (D Eva)

St Clements to Tresemple Pool: 30+ Curlew,12 Greenshank, 6 Redshank, 2 Ring Plover, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Blac- headed Gull with green ring on right leg. (M Lammas)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Shoveller (f), 4 Wigeon, 7 Teal, numerous Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Stonechat, 1 Dunnock (juv), 10 Moorhen, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 3 Mute Swan (adult) with 5 Juveniles, 2 Greenshank. (D Sharp)

Cattle Egret’s – Dina Sharp

St Agnes: 3 Tree Pipit and 1 Whinchat. (L Sampson)

Porth Joke: 2 Tree pipit, 1 Whinchat, 5 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 7 Whitethroat, 3 Sparrowhawk. (S Rowe)

Bude Marshes: 1 Hippolias Warbler sp (either Icterine or Melodius Warbler) ,2 Reed warbler,1 Willow Warbler, 6+ Chiffchaff. (A Roberts)

Foxhole: 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap. (B Bosisto)

Late News, 27th August, Millpool (private garden): 1 Grey Wagtail. (M Claughton)

Late News, 24th August, Looe Island: 4 Ringed Plover, 11 Dunlin, 2 Black-headed Gulls, 1 Blackbird, 39 Cormorant, 2 Fulmar, 5 Gannet, 1 Goldfinch, 52 Great Black Backed Gulls, 1 Grey Heron, 33 Herring Gull, 10 Little Egret, 3 Mallard, 23 Oystercatchers, 6 Pheasant, 3 White Wagtails, 2 Redshank, 1 Robin, 4 Rock Pipit, 14 Shag, 1 Swallow, 3 Wheatear, 4 Whimbrel, 18 Curlew, 9 Wood Pigeon, 4 Wren, 1 Mediterranean Gull (J. Goodair)

 

 

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Friday 27th August 2021

St Agnes Head: 1 Wryneck & 1 Whinchat this morning. (D Curtis) 1 juv Barred Warbler in small quarry on head, though elusive at 6:40pm. (G Lawlor)

Helston: White Stork with ring number GB7M near Helston Boating Lake at 6pm. (M & J Street)

Kingsmill lake: 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 3 juv Knot, 21 Greenshank, 10 juv Black-tailed Godwit, 40+ Redshank, 8 Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin, 13 Teal, ad Sandwich Tern & 24 Little Egret (P Kemp)

Devoran: 1 juv Osprey perched in the tree opposite Devoran Quay this evening. (D Carrier)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Osprey. (Birdguides)

Nanjizal: 2 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Wryneck, 26 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Redstart, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 13 Reed Warbler, 28 Whitethroat, 8 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 14 Sedge Warbler and 2 Grasshopper Warbler trapped and ringed. Also 7 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 8 Tree Pipit over. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson, R Veal)

Caerthillian: 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 20 Whitethroat, 1 Tree Pipit. (D Eva)

Land’s End: 11 Whinchat, Wheatear, 5 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Tree Pipit, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. Also c100 Small Tortoiseshell, c40 Red Admiral, c10 Painted Lady, c60 Large White, c20 Small White. (D Flumm, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Nanquidno: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit. Also 1 Stoat, 21 Small Tortoiseshell, 86 Red Admiral but only 1 Painted Lady. (D Flumm, P Fraser)

Windmill Farm: Hobby, Lesser Whitethroat. (D Wright)

Porth Joke: 1 Hobby, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 2 Reed Warbler, 9 Willow Warbler. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir (from hide): 1 juv Little Ringed Plover, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, Snipe and 2 Lapwing. (T Wilson) Also a group of 9 Ringed Plover flew in briefly. (R Augarde, T Mills)

Pendeen: 1 Golden Plover, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Curlew, 15 Tree Pipit, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Whinchat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Common Redstart, 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Balearic Shearwater. (K Aspden, A Bayly, P Combridge, Birdguides)

Lowland Point, Coverack: 1 Wheatear, 8+ Sand Martin, 2 Whitethroat, c4 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2+ Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and 1 Slow Worm. (D Beadle)

Foxhole: 1 Whinchat, 2 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 17 Teal. (B Bosisto, J Howells)

Whinchat – Josh Howells

Whinchat – Josh Howells

Par Beach Pool: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 200 Swallow, 3 Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto, J Howells, G Barter)

Lizard Point: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, Storm Petrel, 2 Pied Flycatcher. (Birdguides)

Cot Valley: 3 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 8 Tree Pipit, 13 Whitethroat, 4 Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail, 3 Common Sandpiper. (Birdguides, N Wheatley)

Kenidjack: 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit. (Birdguides)

Sennen Cove: 1 Pied Flycatcher in front gardens at S end of Maria’s Lane. (Birdguides)

Looe: 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, c150 Gannet. (D Julian)

Colliford Lake, 10.30-13.15: 2 Buzzard, 1 female Kestrel, 2 Raven, 8 Magpie, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Great-Crested Grebe, 9 Cormorant, c100 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Canada Geese, 2 Greenshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 5 Willow Warbler, 15 Pied Wagtail, 30+ Linnet, 40 + Swallow, 7 Stonechat, 1 Green Woodpecker,
5 Common Darter, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Common Blue, 2 Large White, 2 Wall, 40+ Small Tortoiseshell (M & R Frost)

Late Submission, 26/8/21, Penlee Battery NR: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (D Allan)

Late Submission, 26/8/21, Porthtowan: 1 Whinchat, 1 Sedge Warbler. (L Sampson)

Thursday 26th August 2021

Botallack: 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear. (P Fraser)

Kenidjack: 3 Willow Warbler, 16 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat. (P Fraser)

Park Head: 1 Wryneck, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, 6 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 13 Chiffchaff, 1 Whinchat, 9 Whitethroat, 3 Stock Dove, 8 Willow Warbler, 3 Chough. (P Roseveare,  C Auld)

Sennen: 1 Glossy Ibisnear the Bunker at 8.30pm. (P Beech)

Glossy Ibis. Paul Beech

Foxhole: Wryneck, Whinchat and Tree Pipit on the Blackpool trail this evening. (B & L Bosisto)

Rame Head to Penlee Point . 4 Wheatear , 1 Whinchat , 7 Blackcap , 21 Whitethroat , 1 Sedge Warbler , 8 Willow Warbler , 5+ Chiffchaff, 40 House Martin , 10+ Swallow (Keith Pellow )

Colliford Lake: 1 Osprey 18.30. 2 Greenshank. 70+ Linnet. 7 Ringed Plover. (N Woods)

Pendeen: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Dartford Warbler, 3 Tree Pipit, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Pied Flycatcher. (K Aspden, A Bayly, P Combridge)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Stint, 1 Little-ringed Plover, 1 Wood sandpiper, 1 Pied flycatcher. (A Tomkins)

Pied Flycatcher. Andrew Tomkins

Wood Sandpiper. Andrew Tomkins

Little-ringed Plover. Andrew Tomkins

Land’s End : 10 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Whinchat, 2 Willow Warber (N R Rogers)

Mermaid Mackerel Fishing Boat from Penzance: Minke Whale, Razorbill, 3 Sandwich Tern, Common Tern (N Sluman)

Penzance Beach: 18 Sanderling, 3 Turnstone (N Sluman)

Porthcurno: 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 12 Painted Lady, c150 Red Admiral, 60 Small Tortoiseshell, 11 Speckled Wood, 25 Large White, 2 Silver Y (N Sluman)

Constantine: 2 Hobby feeding over the garden early afternoon then drifting south. (D Collins)

Soapy Cove/Jollytown: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 10 Willow Warbler, 6 Wheatear (D Collins)

Kynance Cove: 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, 3 Willow Warbler (D Collins)

Towan Head: 8 Common Scoter, 56 Turnstone, 1 Knot, 13 Oystercatcher, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Med Gull, 2 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Sancreed: Kestrel, 2 Spotted Flycatcher. Also c20 Red Admiral & 4 Painted Lady butterflies. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno: 2 Golden Plover, 4 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff. Also c80 Red Admiral & 10 Painted Lady butterflies. (D Flumm)

Polgigga: male Redstart, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher along Bosistow lane. (K Wilson)

Nanquidno:1 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Whinchat, 7 Tree Pipit, 4 Wheatear, 5 Willow Warbler,
1 Silver-washed Fritillary on buddleia with 6 Painted Ladies (C Moore)

The Knavocks: Spotted Flycatcher, 2  Chough (G Rogers)

Spotted Flycatcher. Geoff Rogers

Porthgwarra: 2 (ad + juv) Dotterel flying around, landing briefly at Gwennap Head. Also 4 Whinchat, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 46 Yellow Wagtail, 24 Tree Pipit, 28 Alba Wagtail sp. (including 5+ White), 2 Grey Wagtail, 35 Willow Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 12 Whitethroat, 6 Wheatear, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 8 Chough. (R Veal, M Wallace)

Dotterel. Reuben Veal

Whinchat. Reuben Veal

Polbathic Creek: 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, Jersey Tiger (A Blonden.)

Temple Fishery: 1 Osprey heading E at 07:30. (G. Barter)

Higher Bosistow: 1 Dotterel over at 07:25. (M Wallace)

Davidstow Airfield: 1Wryneck, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Spot Fly, 2 Whinchat and single Yellow Wag and Tree Pipit in NE corner. (D Julian)

Perranporth, Cligga Head: 3 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 2 Tree Pipit, 2 Common Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff and 30 Common Dolphins. (T Wilson)

 

 

 

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Wednesday 25th August 2021

Walmsley notice: There will be a work party at Walmsley on Thursday 26th from 9am until mid afternoon. Both hides will remain open but expect some noise and disturbance.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Glossy Ibis at c11:30am then flew off. (T Sykes) Also 4 Wigeon, c40 Teal, juv Golden Plover, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Wheatear and 1 blonde Curlew. (R Veal)

St Anthony Head, Roseland: possible Short-toed Lark flew over 0845. (A Roberts)

Stithians: juv Little Stint, juv Garganey, juv Wood Sandpiper, juv Little Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 4 Dunlin 7 Curlew, 1 Shoveler, 9 Teal, 3 Raven, 1 Sparrowhawk. (I Grant, F Were, T Wilson, S Rowe et al)

Little Stint, Tony Wilson

Little Ringed Plover, Tony Wilson

Wood Sandpiper, Tony Wilson

St Agnes: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Garden Warbler, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper. (G Lawlor)

Camel Estuary: Minimum of 3 Curlew Sandpiper on the estuary today. 2 (1ad) at Dinham Flats and the other at Old Town Cove. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary: juv Marsh harrier, 1 Cattle Egret, c30 Dunlin, 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Lapwing, c80 Mallard, 16 Moorhen, 1 Pintail, 16 Ringed Plover, c20 Sand Martin, 2 Shoveler, 2 Snipe, c10 Swallow, c20 Teal, 3 Whinchat, 1 Wood sandpiper, 5 Gadwall. (A Langdon)

Marsh Harrier, Adrian Langdon

Land’s End: 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 f/imm Marsh Harrier, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Pendeen: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Snipe, 23 Oystercatcher, 2 Whinchat, 6 Pied Flycatcher, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Wheatear. (K Aspden, A Bayly, P Combridge)

Cot Valley: juv Marsh Harrier, 8 Tree Pipit, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Golden Plover. (N Wheatley)

Nanjizal: 10 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff , 3 Blackcap, 13 Whitethroat, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 11 Sedge Warbler, 19 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 14 Robin & 1 Common Redstart trapped and ringed. Also 5 Yellow Wagtail, 18 Tree Pipit, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Coot, 1 Nightjar. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson, B Bosisto)

Gwenvor: 2 Little Ringed Plover over. (K Wilson)

Porth Joke: 3 Pied Flycatcher, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 13 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 12 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Bullfinch, 6 Greenfinch, c40 Linnet, c30 Goldfinch. (S Rowe)

Penhale Sands: 1 Whinchat. (L Sampson)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Osprey flying towards the estuary. (D Julian)

Siblyback: 2 juv Yellow Wagtail, 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 3cy Yellow Legged Gull, 22 Teal & 150+ House Martin (P Kemp)

Crowdy Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Wheatear, 1 female Hen Harrier, 1 Raven. (A Piper)

Downderry: 0640-0800, a Common Scoter, 10 Balearic Shearwaters, at least 11 Manx Shearwaters, and 11 Mediterranean Gulls west. A juvenile Yellow-legged Gull on beach briefly. 10 Swallows east over the sea. (A Payne)

Kingsmill Lake: 2 juv Knot, 7 Dunlin, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Greenshank, 3 Whimbrel & an adult Sandwich Tern (P Kemp)

Colliford Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 1 Peregrine, Pied and White Wagtails.  (D Sharp). Also 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 House Martin, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Cormorant, 7 Pied Wagtails, 3 Magpie, 1 Buzzard, 2 Stonechat (m&f), 7 Canada Geese, 15 Linnet in a flock, numerous Swallow, Clouded Yellow. (C&J Duffy)

Wood Sandpiper, Deena Sharp

Wood Sandpiper, Deena Sharp

Calstock embankment pools: 2 Green Sandpiper, 11 Mallard, 12 Herring Gull, 4 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (A. Parker)

Penzance: 3 Swift. (J Ruhrmund) Also Lesser Emperor on Wherrytown boating lake. (L Proctor)

Mawgan Porth: 3 Mediterranean Gull (ad, 2 1w), 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Tree Pipit. (C Auld)

Dobwalls: Male Blackcap in the garden. (C&J Duffy)

Foxhole: adult Mediterranean Gull, 12 Black-headed Gull feeding on flying ants above private garden. (B Bosisto)

Nanpean: 15 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck. (B Bosisto)

Mount’s Bay: 3 Storm Petrel, ad Arctic Tern, c10 Common Tern and many hirundines offshore. (M Elliott)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe. Also c10 Common Tern, 5 Sandwich Tern offshore. (P Fraser)

Newbridge: Green Sandpiper. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 1 Whinchat, 4 Blackcap, 3 Willow Warbler. (D Flumm)

Penzance: Sanderling, 3 Turnstone (N Sluman)

Gwynver to Nanquido: 5 Wheatear, 9 Stonechat, Raven, Whitethroat, 4 Buzzard (N Sluman)

Rumps and Pentire: 2 Wood pigeon, 2 Oystercatcher, 7 Black-headed gull, 1 Great black-backed gull, 45 Herring gull, 4 Fulmar, 12 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 2 Kestrel, 7 Carrion crow, 11 Swallow, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Wren, 2 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 5 Rock pipit, 50+ Linnet, 9 Goldfinch, 1 Grey seal, 5 Large white, 2 Small copper, 11 Common blue, 5 Red admiral, 1 Painted lady, 6 Small tortoiseshell, 4 Wall brown, 4 Gatekeeper, 5 Meadow brown, 3 Small heath. (M Scawen et al)

Porthgwarra: 36 Balearic Shearwater reported past 1800-2000.

Pendeen: 47 Balearic Shearwater reported past.

Late news, 24/8, St Agnes: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (G Lawlor)

Late news, 24/8, Coverack: 3 Mediterranean Gull. (C Auld)

Late news, 23/8, Watergate Bay: 3 Chough between here and Mawgan Porth. (C Auld)

Late news, 24/8, Lizard: Balearic Shearwater reported past.