Saturday 16th October 2021

Hayle Estuary: Semipalmated Sandpiper still at Carnsew Pool between 15:55pm & 17:00pm. (P Smale)
11 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Greenshank, 11 Curlew, 1 Greylag, 1 Snipe at Copperhouse Creek from black bridge. (S Grose)

Clapper Pools: juvenile Lesser Yellowlegs, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 3 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher. (J Cook, M Edyvean et al)

Dozmary Pool: 2 Ring-necked Duck, 2 Tufted Duck, 250 Golden Plover, 40 Lapwing, 2 Little Grebe, Shoveler, 2 Teal, Peregrine Falcon. (T Farr)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Glossy Ibis, 8 Cattle Egret, 1 Water Pipit, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Curlew, 1 Dunlin, 50 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 10 Golden Plover, 372 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag Goose, 10 Mute Swan, 6 Gadwall, 10 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 11 Mediterranean Gull . (P Roseveare B Bosisto et al) Glossy Ibis still showing well, 50+ Lapwing, 16 Curlew, 5 Snipe, 3 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Common Buzzard, 5 Mute Swan, 10 Moorhen, many Teal and Mallard, 7 Canada Goose. (D Sharp)

Glossy Ibis – Deena Sharp

Glossy Ibis – Deena Sharp

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler heard calling at eastern end of valley also 1 P c tristis and 2 nominate type Chiffchaffs in same area. 2 Blackcaps, 3 Goldcests. (P Clarke) Siberian Chiffchaff, 5 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 12 Siskin. (D Flumm)

Black-necked Grebe – Martin Webb

Black-necked Grebe – Martin Webb

Great Egret – Martin Webb

Little Grebe – Martin Webb

Drift Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 juv Great Crested Grebe, 7 Little Grebe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Wigeon, 30+ Mallard, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 4 (2m, 2f) Stonechat, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven over 09.30 – 12.30. (M Webb) 124 Canada Geese including Greylag hybrids and perhaps two races: the ‘Todd’s’-like individual of 14th Oct here (“Bird A”) and a smaller, darker bird (“Bird B”) first reported near Faraway Cottage, Porthgwarra 9th Oct which is limping. (D Flumm)

Small Canada Goose – Bird B

Small Canada Geese, birds A&B

Small Canada Goose, Bird B

Small Canada Goose – Bird A

Sennen: 15 Golden Plover, 5 Med Gull, c70 Stock Dove, 6 Skylark, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 30 Robin, 3 Song Thrush, 8 Stonechat, 20 Pied Wagtail, Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm) 2 Snow Bunting between Harbour Car Park & Old Coastguard Lookout. (T Farr)

Godrevy: 2 Chough, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 63 Linnet, 3 Sanderling, 11 Ringed Plover, 54 Turnstone, 3 Purple Sandpiper, 5 Rock Pipit, 2 Mediterranean Gull past. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Common Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Lesser Black backed Gull, 15 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

North Cliffs: 2 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Newlyn: 1 Dipper (flew up river from seafood bar). (S Grose)

Longrock Pool: 5 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

Trebehor: 2 Black Redstart, 1 Firecrest. (L Thompson)

Trevose Head: 21 Chaffinch, 5 Siskin, 28 Skylark, 24 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 52 Starling, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 20 Redwing, 8 Song Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Chough, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Corn Bunting. (B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Hells Mouth: 1 Whinchat, 2 Chough. (S Taylor)

St Ives: 1 Purple Sandpiper. (Birdguides)

Stithians Reservior: 12 Lapwing,1 Curlew, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Golden Plover, 1 Kingfisher, 22 Canada Geese. (W Chegwidden)  2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Golden Plover, 13 Lapwing. (D Eva)

Mabe Burnthouse: 12 Golden Plover west over College Reservoir mid-afternoon. (D Chaney)

Lizard Vilage: 2 Black Redstart. (Birdguides)

Church Cove: 3 Swallow, 10 Song Thrush. (D Eva)

Foxhole: 9 Yellow-legged Gull. (B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Par Beach Pool: 3 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret. (J Bowen)

Little Egret (left hand bird) Cattle Egret (right hand bird) – J Bowen

3 Cattle Egret (in tree’s) 1 Little Egret (in water) – J Bowen

Truro River: 1 Kingfisher flying upstream behind Tesco this morning. (I Bott)

Devoran; Tallacks Creek: Usual crowd of Curlew, Redshank, Dunlin and Oystercatcher on the bar at high water. One godwit, ID unconfirmed. 2 Sandwich Tern over the creek from Carnon mine.Several Firecrest in trees on the bank above the roost. (M Wilson)

Late Submission, 15/10, Stithians Reservoir: 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 15 Lapwing (D Chaney)

Late Submission, 14/10, Stithians Reservoir: 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Redshank, 1 Pectoral  Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 8 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 2 Lapwing, 15 Wigeon, 17 Little Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Wheatear (D Chaney)

Late Submission, 14/10,Treverva: 46 Redwing. (D Chaney)

 

 

 

 

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Saturday 9th October 2021

Lands End: Red-breasted Flycatcher in willows South of car park. (K Day M Ferris) juv Rose-coloured Starling still. (M Ahmad et al) 7 Cattle Egret along cycle track. (R Veal) Also 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 House Martin. (M Ahmad) 1 Black Redstart. (Birdguides) 4 Balearic Shearwater from boat offshore. (Birdguides) 3 Jay. (P Bright-Thomas)Great Egret flew north over Lands End car park at 12.10. Also 6+ Jay, 3 Chough and Merlin. (K Day)

Trevescan: Rosy Starling still present. (Birdguides)

Glossy Ibis – Steve Murnan

Hayle Estuary: 1 Glossy Ibis at 5pm and 1 Little Stint. (N Beasley, S Murnan) Curlew Sandpiper and Spotted Redshank at Copperhouse Creek still. (P Smale) Bar-tailed Godwit & Grey Plover. (A Lea)

Bar-tailed Godwit – Adrian Lea

Grey Plover – Adrian Lea

Dozmary Pool: drake Ring-necked Duck still. (Birdguides)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Glossy Ibis and 17 Cattle Egret. (Birdguides)

Lizard Point: 1 Turtle Dove. (R Wilkins) 1 Black Redstart. (D Collins)

Turtle Dove – Royston Wilkins

Porthgwarra: Snow Bunting over 0915. (M Wallace) 1 Merlin, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Water Rail, 3 Wheatear, 9 Jay, c45 Siskin, c80 Skylark, c1200 Meadow Pipit (mostly over and out to sea early am). (R Veal)

St Levan: Lapland Bunting in nearby stubble field north of the church. (M Wallace) Great White Egret nearby & Black Redstart at Trevilley. (P Bright-Thomas) Lesser Canada type Goose (damaged feet) at Far Away cottage with 7 Canada Geese. (M Ferris,P Bright-Thomas) 2 Chough. (K Day) 3 Wheatear, 1 Merlin at Arden Sawah Farm. (K Day)

Kenidjack:1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff in partial song. (J Hawkey)

Cot Valley: 1 Black Redstart. (N Beasley)

Nanquidno: Aberrant Stonechat again (apparently since 22nd September – per Nigel Wheatley), flock 9 Jay north, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 8 Long-tailed Tit and 2 Chough mobbing Sparrowhawk. (D Flumm)

Aberrant Stonechat – Linton Proctor

Aberrant Stonechat – Dave Flumm

Chough mobbing Sparrowhawk – Dave Flumm

Sancreed: Merlin west, Peregrine hunting. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh & Longrock Beach:1 Raven overhead, 19 Curlew (flyby) 1 Little Egret 2 Moorhen 1 Common Buzzard (light plumage) 1 Northern Wheatear (f) on the beach with 8 -10 Rock Pipit. (Phil and Sue Naylor)

Windmill Farm: Cetti’s Warbler (4th record for the reserve) and Merlin. (D Wright)

Mullion Cove: Hobby and Merlin.(D Wright)

Rame Head to Penlee Military Road: 1 Hobby, 25 Jay, 1 Peregrine, c100 Carrion Crow, c200 Woodpigeon, 7, Stock Dove, 2 Kestrel, c300 Herring Gull, 3 Swallow, c100 Meadow Pipit, 6 Stonechat, 4 Yellowhammer, 10 Cirl Bunting, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Wheatear, (D Clegg)

Cirl Bunting – Darryl Clegg

Jay – Darryl Clegg

Torpoint (Chapledown Road): 1 Brent Goose, 13 Turnstone, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Greenshank, 150+ Wigeon, 4 Med Gull (L Birtwistle)

Par Beach: 7 Eider Ducks (5m and 2f) – 10.10 am. (R. Barlow)

Foxhole: 548 Lesser black Backed Gull, 11 Yellow-legged Gull (1x 1st winter, 1 x 2nd winter, 2x near adult , 7 adult, 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Tufted Duck. (B Bosisto)

Gannel Estuary (pm): 9 Little Egret, 45 Curlew, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank (all flushed by hot air balloon) + Kingfisher. (T Wilson)

Porth Joke: 7 Grey Wagtail, 5 Wheatear, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 19 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Chough, 28 Robin, 19 Greenfinch, 9 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 10 Blackbird,  3 Water Rail, 14 Stonechat, 20 Meadow Pipit, 11 Skylark. (S Rowe)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 1 Great White Egret, 48 Curlew, 4 Bar tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 7 Little Egret. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 6 +11 unringed Chough,1 Grey Heron, 19 Oystercatcher, 7 Turnstone, 2 Skylark, 9 Rock Pipit, 3 Stonechat, 1 Firecrest. (S Grose)

Newquay Boating lake: 1 male Gadwall. (S Grose)

Lower Tamar Lake: 4 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 3 Coot, 3 Jay, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Moorhen, 3 Nuthatch. (R Mudge)

Late Sighting , 8th October 2021, Marazion Marsh: 2 Green Woodpecker (or 1 seen twice) and a southbound Swallow. (Phil and Sue Naylor)

Saturday 25th September 2021

Stithians: Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 juvenile Spotted Redshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 7 Ringed Plover, 3 Lapwing, 30 Common Snipe. (L Langley et al) 17:30-19:00 sunny/ overcast, no wind. 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, 1 Spotted Redshank (juvenile), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ruff. (J Lewis)

Pectoral Sandpiper – J Lewis

Marazion Marsh: Spoonbill still. (Birdguides) 1 Robin, 1 Wren, 4 Moorhen, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, no sign of the Spoonbill 17.45 – 18.30. (M Webb)

Little Egret – Martin Webb

Moorhen – Martin Webb

Robin – Martin Webb

RSPB Hayle Estuary, Ryans Field: 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Grey Plover, 51 Curlew, 29 Bar tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 1 Kingfisher 4 Grey Heron at 08.00am. (S Grose)

Carnsew Pool: 3 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 20 Swallow, 5 Rock Pipit, 1 juv Great Crested Grebe. (S Grose)

Copperhouse Creek: 50+ Swallow, 1 Snipe, 3 Mediterranean Gull from Black bridge. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 13 Mediterranean Gull.(S Grose)

Godrevy: 1 Wheatear, 76 Oystercatcher, 13 Turnstone, 29 Ringed Plover, 18 Dunlin, also 61 Grey Seal.

Portreath: 2 Chough. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: 2 Spotted Redshank at Pinkson Creek, 341 Mediterranean Gull at Porthilly, Cattle Egret in the area. (D Julian)

East Pentire, Newquay (07:50-09:00): 2 Storm Petrel, 8 Balearic Shearwater, 54 Manx Shearwater, 25 Sandwich Tern, 2 Fulmar, c150 Auk sp. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper. (B Bosisto, M Lammas, S Rowe, L Colliver)

Bar-tailed Godwit’s- Lynn Colliver

Porth Joke: 3 Jay, 8 Red-legged Partridge, 11 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Wheatear, 70 Goldfinch, 24 Meadow Pipit, 10 swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail. (S Rowe)

Park Head area: 1 Grey Plover (heard over), 5 Chough, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Kestrel. (L Sampson)

Kingsmill lake: 22 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 41 Greenshank, 87 Redshank, 26 Dunlin, 1 Lapwing, 77 Curlew, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 900+ Black/headed Gull & 350+ Herring Gull (P Kemp)

Downderry: 10 Ringed Plover and 2 White Wagtail on the beach early morning. (A Payne)

Pendarves Wood and Lake: 1 Firecrest. (S Taylor)

Mylor Bridge: 51 Mediterranean Gull at low tide today. (J Holmes)

 

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Saturday 18th September 2021

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1st cycle Laughing Gull (with second Gull flock off the island near the road),12 Little Grebe, 1 Black necked Grebe. (S Grose)

1st cycle Laughing Gull – Shaun Grose

1st cycle Laughing Gull – Shaun Grose

Godrevy: 3 Chough,, 2 Wheatear, 50+ Goldfinch, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 52 Turnstone, 101 Oystercatcher. (S Grose) Black-necked Grebe. (D Beadle)

Sancreed: juvenile Red-backed Shrike still. (D Beadle)

Halligye (Trelowarren estate): 1 Hoopoe (S Wherry via G Adams)

Kynance: 1 Melodious Warbler, 1 Wryneck. (I Maclean)

Caerthillian: 4 Whinchat, 2 Sisken over. (I Maclean)

Soapy Cove: 1 Wryneck, 3 Whinchat. (I Maclean)

Hayle Millpool: 1 Wood Sandpiper viewed from road by first lifebelt, 8 Mute Swan (2 ad 6 cyg), 11 Mallard, 1 Moorhen 13.00 – 13.15. (M Webb)

Wood Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Wood Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Hayle Estuary: 13 Bar-tailed Godwit. (S Murnan)

Bar-tailed Godwit’s – Steve Murnan

Land’s End: 1 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (P Fraser)

Nanjizal: 80 new birds ringed included 35 Blackcap, 14 Sedge Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 9 Willow Warbler, 2 Gropper, 1 Pied Flycatcher and 1 Spotted Flycatcher. 1 Hobby, 2 Tree Pipit, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper overhead. (P Roseveare , J Overfield, N Ward)

Nanquidno: 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whimbrel. (D Beadle, S Ellis)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher, 4 Lttle Grebe , 2 adult Great Crested Grebe with 2 juveniles , 1 Osprey appeared from the dam end at 15.20 flew up the NW arm mobbed by Crows , 1 Peregrine Falcon and a Fox on opposite bank watching the duck. (R Chiffers)

Little Grebe’s – Robin Chifffers

Osprey – Robin Chiffers

Fox – Robin Chiffers

juvenile Peregrine Falcon – Robin Chiffers

Rosemount; Marazion: 1 Osprey east at 15:50. (P Fraser)

Pendeen 07.00-11.30: 38 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 287 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Puffin, 30 Guillemot, 20 Common Scoter, 2 Turnstone, 4 Swallow. (S. Rogers, P. Combridge, P. Clement) 5 Whinchat, 4 Stonechat, 1m Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (J Hawkey)

Predannack – Soapy Cove: 2 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 5+ Chiffchaff. (J Chapman & S Bearhop)

Lizard Village:10 Chough overhead at Cross Common. (P White)

Loe Pool: 2 Osprey fishing. (K Williams and K Foster)

Stithians: 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker all at feeders at the same time, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Coal Tit, 12 Great Tit, 20 plus Blue Tit, 8 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Willow Warbler and 1 Chiffchaff , Wood Sandpiper, 3 Weatear, 1 Greenshank, 8 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher. (S Williams) 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Ruff, 18 Common Snipe, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 3 Lapwing – all from Stuart Hutchings hide (N. Watmough)

Coal Tit – Stephen Williams

Chiffhchaff – Stephen Williams

Grey Wagtail – Stephen Williams

 

Godrevy: constant passage of Manx Shearwaters west past Godrevy for about 40 minutes to 13:25. Also 3 Balearic Shearwaters and 2 Swallows. (C Cameron)

St Ives Island (8.30- 9.30h):  2 Spotted Flycatcher. 1 Goldcrest, also 2 Great Northern Diver in bay. (G Jones)

Dobwalls: 24 House Sparrow and 1 f Blackcap in the garden. (C&J Duffy)

Kingsmill lake: 5 Sandwich Tern, 18 Little Egret, 18 Shelduck, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, 22 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover, 30 Greenshank, 47 Redshank, 80+ Curlew, 1 Wigeon, 6 Cormorant & 1 Great Crested Grebe. (P Kemp)

Tregirls Beach; near Padstow: 371 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Sanderling and 9 Ringed Plover. (D Julian)

Walmlsey Sanctuary: 12 Cattle Egret, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Snipe, 20 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, Mallards, Moorhens, 10 Pied Wagtail, 5 Curlew. (A Tomkins)

Cattle Egret – Andrew Tomkins

Black-tailed Godwits – Andrew Tomkins

East Pentire, Newquay (07:15-08:45): 4 Balearic Shearwater, c40 Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Teal, 4 Common Scoter, 2 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 21 Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, c40 Swallow, 2 Sparrowhawk, 15 Robin. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Little Stint, 1 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Little Egret. (M Lammas, S Rowe)

Late news, 13/09/21, St Ives: Hungarian colour-ringed Mediterranean Gull ‘HJN1’ was ringed at Szeged, Hungary on 6th May 2011. (G Jones)

 

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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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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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Saturday 14th August 2021

Godrevy: 2+ Bearded Tits calling from a reedbed some 300m SE of the Rockpool pub.  Noted from the B3301, first heard yesterday evening and still present. Near the double triangle road sign. (T Sykes) Still present this evening, calling regularly until dusk; also 300+ Swallow into roost. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 10 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 4 Great Skua, 2 Puffin, 4 Sandwich Tern, 5 Risso’s Dolphin . (S Rogers et al) 3 Chough (all unringed)  from Infirmary Hill , 2 Swift by Coastguard Cottages at 5pm. (M Wilkinson & W Ambler)

Lizard Point: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Sooty Shearwater, Little Gull and European Storm Petrel. (Birdguides)

AK Wildlife Cruise offshore from Falmouth: 2 Great Shearwater, 16 Sooty Shearwater, 74 Balearic Shearwater today. (per L Langley)

Pendeen: 17 Balearic Shearwater past this morning. (Birdguides)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 Greenshank, 31 Redshank, 29 Oystercatcher, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, 6 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 30 Med Gull. (D Flumm) 12 Sandwich Tern, 28 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Common Sandpiper, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 30 Ringed plover, 15 Dunlin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Whimbrel, 1 Grey Wagtail, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Turnstone, Canada Goose, Little Egret, Shelduck. (I Grant/F Were) Also c100 Ringed Plover, c80 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone this evening. (R Veal)

Trevescan to Polgigga: 11Swift at 10:30am. (M Wilkinson & W Ambler)

East Pentire, Newquay (07:35-09:25): 31 Balearic Shearwater (amongst good Manx passage), 18 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Turnstone, 2 Ringed Plover. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 5 Dunlin, 7 Little Egret. (S Rowe)

Tresemple Pool: 13 Greenshank, 71 Redshank, 19 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel. (D Eva)

Towan Beach, Roseland: 282 Gannet (between 16.30 and 17.45, nearly all moving west), 2 Sandwich Tern (fishing), 4 Fulmar, 11 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Med Gull, c150 Linnet (flock), plus pair of Swallows feeding chicks in nest at Thirstea Tea Rooms. (A Nicholson)

Nanpean: 5 Teal. (B Bosisto)

Callestick: 3+ Spotted Flycatchers in my garden. (T Wilson)

Spotted Flycatcher – Tony Wilson

Spotted Flycatcher – Tony Wilson

 

 

 

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