Thursday 9th September 2021

Land’s End: 1 Bonelli’s Warbler sp. Hedge hopping towards the white boarded up house, 2 Whinchat, 16 Whitethroat, 8 Spotted Flycatcher at Swingates. (R Wilkins)

Pendeen churchyard: 1 Wood Warbler. (P Combridge)

Tremayne Quay, Helford River: 1 Osprey. (M Mattrass)

Gwithian: Wryneck spotted on SW coastal path close to Hells Mouth near Hayes. (P Hardeman)

Wryneck. Pam Hardeman

Chapel Porth: 2 Wryneck (up the valley from carpark in gorse 50m to seaward side of derelict building).

Wryneck. Mark Jones

Wryneck. Tony Wilson

Percuil river: 1 Osprey . (J Summets)

Restronguet Creek: 1 Osprey (ringed Blue JF1), 1 Spoonbill, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Turnstone (1 in near summer plumage), 6 Knot, 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Sandwich Tern (fishing), 1 Peregrine (over). Also numbers of Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Greenshank, Redshank, Oystercatcher and Curlew. (J St Ledger)

Osprey Blue JF1 was ringed as a chick on 13th July 2017 near Monymusk, Aberdeenshire by Grampian Ringing Group and was photographed at Devoran on 22nd September 2017. It was also photographed at Restronguet on a boat mast on 19th September 2020.

Osprey. John St Ledger

Spoonbill. John St Ledger

Curlew Sandpiper. John St Ledger

Turnstone. John St Ledger

Bude: 2 Balearic Shearwater. (R Kirkwood)

Wheal Cotes: 3 Chough, 1 Raven, 1 Peregrine (S Lyons)

Devoran: 1 Osprey, 1 Little egret, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Whimbrel, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Buzzard plus Canada Goose, Herring Gull, Dunlin. (C Knott)

Cadgwith: Wryneck still on coast path at Chough Ogo. (S Croft)

Gannel estuary: 1 Little Stint with Dunlin, (M Lammas)

Marazion: 3 Osprey over the sea at 13:10. (D Lyons)

Drift Reservoir: Osprey, Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper. (D Flumm)

Newbridge: Wood Sandpiper for 8th day. (D Flumm)

Loe Pool: 1 Osprey, 1 Tree Pipit. (I Maclean)

Restronguet Creek: 2 Curlew Sandpiper (Tallacks Creek), 1 Osprey, 2 Sandwich Tern (off Point Quay). (J St Ledger)

Sancreed: 8 Wheatear, 11 White Wagtail. Also Drift Osprey viewed from village. (D Flumm)

White Wagtail. Dave Flumm

White Wagtail. Dave Flumm

White Wagtail. Dave Flumm

Porth Joke: 23 Whitethroat, 14 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Stock dove, c100 goldfinch, c50 Linnet (JHowells)

Cubert: 2 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear (JHowells)

Boscathnoe: 5 Tree Pipit and 1 Kestrel (P St Pierre)

Tresillian: 35 Dunlin, 44 Redshank, 5 Ringed Plover, 6 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Black Tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew. (A Nicholson)

Tresillian River to St Clement: 14 Curlew, 6 Greenshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 16 Redshank. (A Nicholson)

West Cornwall Golf Course, Lelant: 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Yellow Wagtail (P Fraser)

Par Beach : 50 Ringed Plover, 30 Dunlin, 179 Oystercatcher, 19 Turnstone ,17 Sanderling , 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear. (B & L Bosisto)

Siblyback Lake: 2 Heron , 5 Coot, 18+ Little Grebe , 2 Great Crested Grebe , 26+ Teal , 2 Pintail, 3 Ringed Plover , 7 Dunlin , 1 Little Stint, 2 Greenshank , 4 Common Sandpiper , 9 Snipe , 2 Wheatear , 30+ Swallow through. (K Pellow)

Gulval: Peafowl, female and 5 young in private garden. (M Spicer)

Peafowl. Mike Spicer

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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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Thursday 19th August 2021

East Pentire, Newquay: (08:00-09:00): 4 Balearic Shearwater. (S Rowe)

Par: 2 Whimbrel, 5 Curlew, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Swift, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Barnacle Goose. (B Bosisto)

Gannel Estuary: 32 Curlew flushed by multiple dogs onto salmon fields above estuary. (S Grose)

Pentreath Beach, Lizard: 2 Chough, 2 Fulmar, 15 Cormorant. (M Williams)

Petherick Valley: 1 Ruff, 1 Redshank, 9 Little Egret, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Grey Heron, Black-headed Gulls, Herring Gulls, 3 Ringed Plover. (A Tomkins)

Little Egret, Andrew Tomkins

Ruff, Andrew Tomkins

Porthgwarra: 1 Melodious Warbler (at Trevean at 1120-1130), 3 Willow Warbler (N R Rogers)

Melodious Warbler, Nigel Rogers

Melodious Warbler, Nigel Rogers

Wadebridge: 110 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew, 1 m Kingfisher, 1 m/juv Peregrine over, on river behind The Raj restaurant. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: juv Sanderling, c150 Dunlin, c120 Ringed Plover. (R Veal)

Late submission 18/08 Stithians: 3 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 4 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 3 Blackbird, 5 Chaffinch, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Bullfinch, 3 Robin, 2 Magpie, 2 Buzzard, 4 Woodpigeon, 6 Moorhen, 1 Coot with 1 juv, 2 Lapwing, 82 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Canada Goose, 29 Mallard, 11 Little Grebe, 5 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe + 1 juv, 8 Cormorant, 2 Wren, 1 fem Shoveler, 1 Raven, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Scaup, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Ruff, 1 Curlew, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Jay, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Jackdaw, 1 domestic Mallard. (S Taylor)

Late submission 18/08 Kennack Sands: 7 Oystercatcher, 5 Cormorant, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 30+ Gannet. (S and L Baird.)

Late submission 18/08 Angrouse Cliff (near Poldhu): 10 Chough, 2 Fulmar, 5 Stonechat, 1 Gannet. (S and L Baird.)

Late submission 18/08 Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Greenshank, 20 Dunlin, 25 Ringed Plover, 13 Redshank, 25 Oystercatcher, 60+ Curlew, 14 Mediterranean Gull (1 Juv), 10 Little Egret, 19 Shelduck (17 Juv), 2 Wheatear (1 male), 1 Kingfisher. (I Moore)

 

 

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Thursday 12th August 2021

Maer Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper (Birdguides)

Sennen Cove: 1 Balearic Shearwater (Birdguides)

Falmouth Bay: 28 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Sooty Shearwater (Birdguides

East Pentire, Newquay: 10 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 2 Dunlin. (S Rowe)

Land’s End: 2 Common Snipe at Treeve Moor pond. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Hannafore, Looe: 6 Sandwich Terns feeding off shore, being harassed by juvenile Herring Gulls, 3 Oystercatchers, 2 Little Egret, 3 Gannets, Painted Lady. (D Sharp).

Gannel Estuary: 4 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover. 18 Curlew (B Bosisto, S Rowe.)

Sennen Pool (nr School): 4 Green Sandpiper. (R Stone)

Millpool: (private garden): Green Woodpecker juvenile probing in lawn for ants. Painted Lady, 7 Small Tortoiseshells, 2 Red Admirals, 8 Small Whites, 9 Whirligig Beetles, 1 Palmate Newt ( M Claughton)

Church Cove, The Lizard: juvenile Bullfinch feeding on Montbretia and other plants along stream edge in garden.
(A Lord)

Porthgwarra: Combined reports. 3 Sooty Shearwater, 16 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Arctic Skua, 8 Common Scoter, 3 Curlew, 3 Common Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern and 7 Arctic Tern to 09:15. 1 Wryneck (on path below Carn Barra); juv Marsh Harrier, 2 Wheatear (m & juv); 2 Whitethroats (juv’s); Blackcap; 1 Sparrowhawk (m); 4 Greenfinch; 2 Chiff Chaff (inc. one singing) Pod 8 Harbour Porpoise east close inshore and more distant pod c30 Common Dolphins feeding with c200 Gannet and Manx Shearwaters.
Butterflies included: Grayling, Common Blue, Small Copper, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Large White, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell
Moths included: 12 m Oak Eggars, Silver ‘Y’  (I Prentice, D Flumm, J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Marsh Harrier. Dave Flumm

 

St Ives Island (07.45-09.15): 4 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Balearic Shearwater, ca. 10,000 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull (G Jones).

 

Late submission 11/08 Millpool: Private Garden. Two Green Woodpecker juvs together on decking and slate garden eating ants. 1 juv Fox, 1 young Badger attracted onto patio door step by hedgehog food. (M Claughton)

Badger, Maria Claughton

Green Woodpecker, Maria Claughton

 

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Thursday 5th August 2021

Ryan’s Field, Hayle: 1 Curlew, Grey Heron, Turnstone, 3 Little Egrets, 30 Black-headed Gull. (S Smith)

Porthgwarra: 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 7 Great Shearwater, 47 Balearic Shearwater, 28 Sooty Shearwater, c15000 Manx Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 16 Common Scoter, 4 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 2 Puffin, 2 Whimbrel. (M Wallace, G Lawlor, N Rogers, P Marshall, S Rowe, D Parker et al)

Cory’s Shearwater. Nigel Rogers

Cory’s Shearwater. Nigel Rogers

Godolphin Cross: Green Woodpecker. (C Richards)

Lizard Point: (07.10-14:30) 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 29 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 10 Common Scoter, 1 Arctic Skua (juv. pale) (D Collins, P Bright-Thomas)

Truro: Roof nesting gulls. 49 pairs of Herring Gulls monitored: 28 were successful fledging 35 young. 8 pairs of Lesser black-backed Gulls monitored: 4 pairs successful fledging 4 young. ( D Eva )

Cadgwith: (08:15 – 08:45) 9 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater. (S Croft)

Downderry: (06.45-08.30): 1 dark form Arctic Skua at 08.15, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 adult Kittiwake, 4 Manx Shearwater, & 4 Fulmar (P Kemp)

Mullion Cove: Green Woodpecker. (J. Allely)

Late submission 04/08 Walmsley: 1 Marsh Harrier (juvenile), at least 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper. (D Spooner)

Wood Sandpiper. Derek Spooner

Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper. Derek Spooner

Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper. Derek Spooner

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Thursday 29 July 2021

Marazion: pale phase Arctic Skua offshore and c70 Mediterranean Gull on the beach this evening. (R Veal)

Downderry: 154 Gannet, 5 Manx Shearwater, 6 Fulmar, 9 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Kittiwake and 5 Swift moved west 0600—745. (A Payne)

Walmsley: 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 female Mandarin duck, Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Stonechat, 8 Pied Wagtail, 4 White Wagtail, 2 Buzzard, Moorhen, 5 Sedge Warbler, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Otters, 1 Fox. (A Tomkins)

Marsh Harrier, Walmsley. Andrew Tomkins

Mandarin, Walmsley. Andrew Tomkins

Otter, Walmsley. Andrew Tomkins

Pendeen (1400-1500): 58 Shag, flock 15 Whimbrel, 2 Mediterranean Gull & pod c20 Common Dolphin. (D Flumm)

Newbridge: Green Sandpiper. (D Flumm)

 

 

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Thursday 1st July 2021

Stithians: 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Greylag Goose, pair of Willow Warbler feeding 5 young at nest ( D Eva )

Ryan’s Field, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 80 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel. (D Flumm)

Lelant Water, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 broods of 8 & 10 Shelduck ducklings. (D Flumm)

Shelduck brood of 10, Lelant Water, Dave Flumm

Shelduck brood of 8 Lelant Water. Dave Flumm

Helston Boating Lake: 1 m Scaup and 1 m Ferruginous Duck still, also Coot family with 3 young and 1 older helper sibling and Moorhen family with 4 very young offspring. (T Mills)

Juvenile Coot being helped by older sibling. Tony Mills

Moorhen and young. Tony Mills

Porthilley : 2 Common Scoter m&f, 7 Sandwich Terns, c30 Sand Martins, 3 Little Egret, 2 GBB Gulls, 2 Grey Herons. (A Langdon.)

Rumps and Pentire Point: 1 Buzzard. 1 Kestrel. 2 Fulmars. 4 Manx Shearwaters. 2 Gannets. 6 Cormorants. 5 Shags. 5 Oystercatchers . Herring Gulls. 1 Black-headed Gull. 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. 10 Great Black-backed Gulls. 20 Puffins. 29 Razorbills. 12 Guillemots. 4 Rock Doves. Woodpigeon. 2 Swifts. 8 Swallows. Skylarks. 3 Rock Pipits. 4 Meadow Pipits. 2 Pied Wagtails. 3 Stonechats. 6 Wheatears ( 3 adults, of which 2 were feeding 3 juveniles near Pentire Point ). 2 Blackbirds. 3 Whitethroats. Crows. 4 Ravens – 1 adult & 3 juveniles. House Sparrows. 35 Goldfinches. 30 Linnets. ( A. Parker et al )