Saturday 19th September 2020

Late news, 18/9, Emblance Downs, Bodmin Moor: 1 Hen Harrier (m). (K Hambly-Staite)

Late news, 18/9, Showery Tor, Bodmin Moor: 1 Peregrine. (K Hambly-Staite)

Late news, 18/9, Boat Cove, Marazion: 1 Grey Plover, 1 Sanderling, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Turnstone, 4 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel. (S Van Hear)

Millbrook: 10 Cattle Egret in field with cattle near the Anderton turn off. ( D Sharp,C Buckland, M Beer)

Cattle Egret – Chris Buckland

Cattle Egret’s – Deena Sharp

 

Nanjizal: Great White Egret for it’s second day, Redstart and Lesser Whitethroat trapped. (K Wilson)

Devoran: Great White Egret at  Log Pond.  (P Le Patourel)

Tresemple Pool: 7 Cattle Egret, 1 Great Egret ( south), 1 Kingfisher, 6 Greenshank, 4 Pintail. ( D Eva )

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryans Field: 1 Great White Egret, 23 Sandwich Tern, 88 Curlew, 3 Bar tailed Godwit (+1 roadkill on main Rd), 4 Shelduck, 3 Dunlin, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose M Spicer) Semipalmated Sandpiper , Spotted Redshank and Curlew Sandpiper. (P Freestone)   1 Great White Egret, 1 Peregrine, 1 Knot, 49 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Baird’s Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (1st Winter), 4 Siskin. Carnsew Pool: 2 Grey Plover, 1 Knot, 12 Dunlin, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. Ryan’s Field: 1 Great Egret, 2 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint (ad) Seen on high tide roost together with Dunlin), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 34 Curlew, 12 Redshank (P. Nason).

Great Egret – Mike Spicer

Penzance, Wherrytown Rocks: 1 Common Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull. (S Grose)

Penzance: juv Pallid Harrier flew over heading West this evening. (M Elliott)

Hayle Harbour: 2 Kingfisher, 4 Linnet. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 5 Corn Bunting, 1m Reed Bunting, 7 Raven 1 f Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Kenidjack: 1 Firecrest plus 2 Wryneck at Kenidjack Castle. (J Waldon) 12+ Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat, Tree Pipit, Firecrest, 16 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler and 1 Wryneck. (P & S Rogers) Wryneck on north side of Kenidjack Valley in fields to right of path to Bottalack (cSW361327) + Whinchat. 5+ Spot Flycatcher and Pied Flycatcher in Kenidjack. Tree Pipit and 9 Siskin over. (P Marshall). 2 Wryneck, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 7 Firecrest, 2 Willow Warbler, 21 Chiffchaff, 16 Blackcap (B Dallas)

Land’s End/Nanjizal/Trevilley: 1 Wryneck, 20+ Wheatear, 1 Redstart, male Redstart, 3 Whitethroat plus Greenshank, Golden Plover and 2 Yellow Wagtail over. (P St Pierre)

Marazion Beach: 1 Ruff, 2 Knot, 1 Redshank, 5 Ringed Plover and 4 Sandwich Tern at Red River mouth. (L Proctor, M Ahmad) 26 Dunlin, 3 Sandwich Tern plus Common Snipe over. (MJ Spicer) 2 juv Little Stint. (S Rogers M Ahmad) 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Knot, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Sandwich Tern, 268 Black headed Gull. (S Grose) 2 Little Stint, 2 Knot, Redshank, 26 Dunlin, 4 Sandwich Tern, 6 Ringed Plover, Ruff, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit. (M Ahmad)

Ruff – Mashuq Ahmad

Knot (left) Ruff (middle) Common Redshank (right) – Mashuq Ahmad

2 Little Stint – Mashuq Ahmad

Ruff – Steve Rogers

Little Stint – Steve Rogers

 

Ruff – Mike Spicer

Knot – Mike Spicer

Drift Reservoir (members only): Pectoral Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, (all flushed by Peregrine) Little Egret, 5 Wigeon, 9 Teal, Grey Wagtail, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm) Great White Egret in the Red Lodge arm at 10:20. (M Ahmad)

Pectoral and Green Sandpipers Dave Flumm

Pectoral and Green Sandpipers Dave Flumm

Sancreed: Grey Heron over high west, 3 Kestrel, female Common Redstart, Whinchat, 11 Stonechat, 3 Chiffchaff. c1000 Swallow & c50 House Martin flew east in afternoon. (D Flumm)

Gannel Estuary: Osprey over the Fernpit. (J Jelbert) Osprey again late pm caught a fish. Also 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 90 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Cormorant, 2 Peregrine. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 2 Chough. (S Rowe)

Porthgwarra: Great Egret over with 3 Grey Heron at 09:40, also Lapland bunting on the moor, 8 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, Firecrest, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Greenshank. (M Wallace) 1 Great Egret, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Firecrest, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Lapland Bunting, 3 Whinchat, 18 Wheatear inc 1 Greenland race. (G Lawlor)

Polgigga: 1 male Great Spotted Woodpecker. (J Eaton)

Porthgwarra Moor around Carn-les-boel area: 1 Golden Plover, 11 Wheatear, 1 Raven, 2 Chough. (J Eaton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Great Egret briefly at 11:30 before flying off east. (L Proctor) 18 Little Egret, 1pair Gadwall, c8 Teal, 1 Cetti’s Warbler in song. (T Mills)

Little Egret’s – Tony Mills

Longrock Pool: 1 fem/imm Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cetti’s Warbler in song. (T Mills)

Nanquidno: 9 Yellow Wagtail and 1 poss Grey-headed Wagtail in horse field opp parking area. 2 Pied Flycatchers, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warbler. (R Augarde S Rogers) 2 Firecrest and 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (R Archer) 6 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey-headed Wagtail , 1 Willow Warbler. (B Dallas)

Yellow Wagtail showing somecharacteristics of race Thunbergi or Grey headed Wagtail – Richard Augarde

Yellow Wagtail showing some characteristics of race Thunbergi or Grey headed Wagtail – Richard Augarde

Botallack: Juv Hobby. (S & P Rogers).

Walmsley Sanctuary: 11 Cattle Egret, 6 Little Egret, 4 Common Snipe, 1 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Curlew, 1 Shoveler, 1 Water Rail,6 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Ruddy Shelduck, 200 House Martin, 25 Migrant Hawker (B Bosisto L Payne)

Camel Estuary: 1 Curlew Sandpiper from Commissioners Quay, near Molesworth Street Bridge. (D Reynolds)

Siblyback Lake: 2 Curlew,1 Little Ringed Plover, 7 Common Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin 1 Snipe, 20 Little Grebe, 6 Wheatear, 10 Meadow Pipit, 30 Pied Wagtail, 3 White Wagtail, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper (S Windle)

Pectoral Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Pectoral Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Maer Lake: 2 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2  Bar-tailed godwit, 19 Black-tailed godwit, 79 Dunlin, 3 Ringed plover, 5 Lapwing and 1 Snipe (A Roberts)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 26 Greenshank, 42 Redshank, 19+ Dunlin, 1 Knot, 1 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 80+ Curlew, 6 Cormorant, 12 Wigeon, 10 Mallard, 11 Little Egret & 89 Canada Geese. (P Kemp)

Restronguet Creek: 2 Osprey (The Osprey with the coloured ring was ringed near Monymusk, Aberdeenshire on 13th July 2017 and had been seen at Devoran later that year), 17 Brent Geese, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 25+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover, 50+ Dunlin, 100+ Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 100+ Curlew, 40+ Oystercatcher, 8 Turnstone, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger & Nigel Woods)

Osprey – John St Ledger

Osprey uncropped – John St Ledger

Osprey – John St Ledger

Godrevy: Juv Semipalmated Sandpiper roosting on rocks southwest of Godrevy Point at SW580429. (P Marshall M Ahmad)

Semi-palmated Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Semi-palmated Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Baird’s Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, 9 Common Sandpipers just north of Carnsew Pool SW553375. (P Marshall) 4 Grey Plover, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, juvenile Baird’s Sandpiper, juvenile Little Stint, 1 Knot at Carnsew. (B Dallas) 1 Great Egret, 16 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull at Lelant Saltings. (B Dallas)

Skewjack: Hen Harrier, Redstart & Tree Pipit. (M Wallace)

Penzance: Swallows moving east (c100 in 20 mins) over Heamoor. (P St Pierre)

Pendeen: Redstart, Whinchat, Firecrest, 17 Golden Plover this evening. (P Marshall)

Stithians: Great Egret at southern end this morning (S Taylor) 1 Ruff (L Langley)

Predannack Wollas – Soapy Cove – Kynance: 1 Wryneck, 1 Whinchat, 2 Merlin, 2 Peregrine, sev groups of Siskin over, 3 Snipe over, numerous Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps (J Chapman, S Bearhop, S Votier).

Caerthillean Cove: 1 Redstart, 1 Whinchat. (I Maclean)

Grade Marsh: 2 Pink-footed Geese in stubble fields opposite marsh, 120 White Wagtail in ploughed fields. (I Maclean)

Pink Footed Geese – Ilya Maclean

 

 

Sunday 13th September 2020

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Baird’s Sandpiper on east end of Carnsew, Spotted Redshank and Brent Goose on main estuary. (S Rogers)Also, Semipalmated Sandpiper reported early morning.

Porth Joke: Icterine Warbler in Hawthorn 50m before Treago Mill but moved up valley and not relocated. Also 1 Wheatear, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Grey Wagtail, 26 Chaffinch, 10 Meadow Pipit, 4 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 16 Magpie. (S Rowe)

Icterine Warbler – Steve Rowe

Icterine Warbler – Steve Rowe

Icterine Warbler – Steve Rowe

Sparnon: Black Kite photographed over fields to the north late morning. (A Simmons)

Camel Estuary: Osprey took off from a dead tree and flew over the water and caught fish. (H Cooper)

Porthgwarra: Black Kite over early afternoon. (A Simmons)

Windmill Farm: 1, possibly 2, Pectoral Sandpiper over at 10:20, also Marsh Harrier and Siskin over. (D. Wright)

Coverack, Lizard: Ortolan Bunting photographed in stubble fields just west of Coverack. (L Thomson)

Lizard Village: 2 Turtle Dove. (T Blunden)

Soapy Cove, Lizard: 1 Wryneck. (T Blunden)

Kingsmill Lake: 9 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 51 Dunlin, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 31 Curlew, 2 Knot, 18 Cormorant & 2 Kingfisher (P Kemp)

Nanjizal Valley: 110 ringed. Migrants included 17 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 68 Blackcap, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Pied Flycatcher. Also, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, c.25 Siskin, 2+ Grey Wagtail, Water Rail. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, C & D Lamsdell et al)

Point Quay, Devoran: 4 Osprey, two hunting and two in trees. (K Hambly-Staite)

Gwithian: 1 Storm Petrel, 1cy Sabine’s Gull close to shore. (O Cummins)

Sunday 6th September 2020

Late news, 5/9, Polbathic Creek: 41 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Rock Dove/feral pigeon, 1 Kingfisher. (A Blonden)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper, 8 Bar-tailed Godwits, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 76 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Knot, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Sandwich Tern. 14 Oystercatcher, 70 Curlew, 6 Redshank, 1 Greenshank. (N R Rogers)

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Nigel Rogers

Porthgwarra: Melodious Warbler briefly at 0930hrs then relocated early afternoon at Trevean Pool. Also Wheatear, 18 Stonechat, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Green woodpecker, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Sparrowhawks, 2 Chough, 2 Raven, 3 Kestrel, 20+ Robins, 15+ Chiffchaff, 1 Reed warbler, 3 Blackcaps, 7 ‘alba’ Wagtails, 1 Peregrine (P.Freestone, B.Dallas, M.Halliday, M.Wallace)

Melodious Warbler – Paul Freestone

Park Head: Buff-breasted Sandpiper on Cliff Path this evening. Also, 1 Curlew, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 4 Chough, 4 Blackcap, 5 Wheatear (B Bosisto, L Payne, S Rowe)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Bob Bosisto

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Bob Bosisto

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Steve Rowe

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Steve Rowe

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Steve Rowe

Porth Island: 5 Chough, 2 Wheatear. (S Grose)

Nanjizal: 71 birds ringed. Migrants included 3 Chiffchaff (+2 British controls), 1 Willow Warbler, 45 Blackcap (+1 British control), 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 9 Reed Warbler and 7 Sedge Warbler. Also, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Chough, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Siskin, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Water Rail. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, R Veal)

Pendeen: 1 Chough. (R Curry)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Knot, 154 Redshank, 113 Curlew, 9 Oystercatcher, 52 Dunlin, 17 Black tailed Godwit. (D Eva)

Mullion: Merlin seen and heard just at the start of the coast path off Mullion Cove. (J Howells)

The Lizard: 2 Chough, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Mediterranean Gull on the water, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Mabe Burnthouse: Wryneck in a private garden near the donkey sanctuary. (R Curtis)

Kynance: 1 Wryneck, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Willow Warbler at Soapy Cove. (J&D Chapman)

Pendeen, 07:00-11:00: 1 Ad Sabine’s Gull, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 juv Arctic Tern. (S Rogers, M Mckee, G Lawlor)

Stannon: 3 Whinchat (2 ad, i juv), 2 Wheatear. (B Bryne)

Devoran: 2 Osprey mid-afternoon, one being mobbed by a Peregrine (T Wilson, I Boreham, P Bragg)

Siblyback Reservoir: 40+ Swallow still feeding over grassland, 10+ Linnet, with juvenile Goldfinch flocking with them, 19 Little Grebe, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 3 House Martin still in the nest and being fed. (D Sharp)

House Martin Family – Deena Sharpe

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Saturday 5th September 2020

Society Hides: Please note that all the society hides remain closed to everyone. This is due to the current coronavirus situation and restrictions (maintaining safe distances, narrow doorways and inability to deep clean surfaces regularly). This is of course inconvenient for birders but unfortunately the situation we are in.
In most cases viewing can be carried out from nearby roadside/other locations and we of course look forward to a time when the hides can be fully open to all.

Late news, 4/9, Gannel Estuary: 1 Osprey (ringed) at 14:00, landed in a tree. (J Anderson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Semipalmated Sandpiper still below Tempest factory, also 2 Spotted Redshank and juv Little Gull. (R Veal, I Webster) Also 2 Knot; 2 Black-tailed Godwits; 1 Bar-tailed Godwit; 2 Whimbrel; 1 Kingfisher. (J Hawkey) Also Curlew ringed ‘LW’ on yellow ring, 1 Common Swift. (M Ahmad)

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Mark Halliday

Point Quay: 1 Osprey this morning. (M Dunford)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher. (D Flumm)

Sennen: 2 Whinchat, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 20+ Chiffchaff, 3 Siskin, 1 Green Sandpiper in the Brew/Sennen area. (P St Pierre)

Camel Trail, Guineaport /Polbrock: 2 Marsh Tit feeding on honeysuckle berries, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Redshank,2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 m Blackcap, 2 flocks of Long tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Siskin, 1 Little Grebe, 9 Teal, 3 Raven. (S Grose)

Wadebridge, Trewornan Bridge: 8 Cattle Egret flushed by 1 Osprey 11:16.(S Grose)

Devoran: 2 Osprey, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Knot. (M Pass, B Mellow)

Stithians Reservoir; Chapel Creek: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Barn Owl. (J St Ledger) Osprey also reported.

Wood Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Porthgwarra: Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat, 20 Wheatear, Willow Warbler, 2 Siskin, Wryneck. (M Wallace) Possible Barred Warbler reported at Three Chimneys.

Pendeen: 4 Sabine’s Gull, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 7 Common Scoter, 7 Arctic Skua, 3 Sandwich Tern. (S Rogers)

Lower Bosistow: juv Marsh Harrier. (M Ahmad)

Marsh Harrier, Mashuq Ahmad

Marazion: Little Stint and Curlew Sandpiper still present but mobile. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Wheatear. (DK Parker)

Dodman: 1 imm Pied Flycatcher, 1 imm Peregrine & 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull in milieu of Herring Gulls (P Kemp)

Lizard Point: 8 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat. (D Eva)

Anderton, Nr. Millbrook:  2 Cattle Egret in a field, with cattle. (D Sharp)

Cattle Egret – Deena Sharp

Torpoint: 60+ Oystercatchers, 1 Curlew, 1 x Mediterranean Gull. (D Sharp)

Sancreed: 2 Wheatear, Clouded Yellow. (D Flumm)

Colliford: 1 Osprey, 1 Common Sandpiper , 7 Dunlin, 19 Ringed Plover, 2 adult Yellow legged Gull (B Bosisto)

Downderry: 14 Ringed Plovers, 1 Dunlin, 1 Turnstone, 1 Sanderling (3 yesterday), 1 Wheatear and 8 White Wagtails along the beach. (A Payne)

Gannel Estuary: Osprey (Blue ring 260) am and pm. (R Ellis-Davies)

Padstow, Gunver Head: 1 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 11 Stonechat, 2 Skylark, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Grey Partridge in field directly behind the only tamarisk hedge, 2 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Lizard: 1 Wryneck Grochall, 1 Blue-headed Wagtail, 20 Yellow Wagtail Pistil Meadow, 2 Whinchat Hellarcher Valley, 1 Garden Warbler Caerthillean, c. 35 White Wagtail in various places. (I Maclean)

Saturday 29th August 2020

Pendeen (0700-1000): Long-tailed Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater. (S Rogers)

Lizard: Melodious Warbler still 100yds west of Wavecrest cafe Lizard point. (J Jones)

Melodious Warbler – J Jones

Mousehole: Juv Sabine’s Gull heading into Mount’s Bay past St Clement’s Isle at 16:30. (M Elliott)

Devoran/Point: 1 Great White Egret, 3 Knot, 49 Dunlin, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 30 Curlew, 70 Redshank, 3 Ringed Plover. (D Eva, S Rogers)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Pale-bellied Brent Goose, juv Knot, c15 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 ad Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, c25 Teal. (R Veal) Also 1 Wheatear, 15 Rock Pipit, 1 Curlew Sandpiper from Tempest Building. (S Grose) Also 2 Curlew Sandpiper reported.

Ruan Lanihorne: 3 Osprey, 1 Peregrine. (D Carrier)

Housel Bay area: 10 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, f or imm Garganey still present on pond opposite Waterings (tends to hide under overhanging vegetation). (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Osprey (colour ringed), 1 juv Peregrine, 17 Dunlin, 13 Ringed Plover, 1 Tree Pipit. Dozmary: 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler. (P Roseveare)

Maer Lake: 1 juv Garganey, 16 Teal, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, c.30 House Martin, c.15 Sand Martin, c.20 Swallow. (P Roseveare)

Davidstow Airfield: 2 Ruff, 1 Turnstone, 14 Dunlin, c.30 Ringed Plover, 15 Wheatear, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (P Roseveare)

Siblyback: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Redshank. (A Dawson) Also 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 19 Cormorant, 21 Little Grebe, 3 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail. (P Roseveare)

Porthgwarra: 36 Wheatear and Spotted Flycatcher plus “alba” wagtails moving over. (M Wallace)

Skewjack: Marsh Harrier still present. (M Wallace)

Marazion: 50 Ringed Plover, 40 Sanderling, 10 Dunlin, 1 Knot and 3 Wheatear on the beach. (P Fraser) Also 61 Sanderling, 49+ Ringed Plover, 32 Dunlin, 19 Turnstone. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 9 Little Grebe, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 6+ Wheatear. (S Rogers, DK Parker) Also 1 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Grey Heron. (S Grose)

Canada Goose – Dave Parker

Canada Goose – Dave Parker

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Greenshank, 1 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 9 Teal, 2 Wheatear. (D Eva, S Rogers)

Mount’s Bay: 2 Ruff, juv Curlew Sandpiper, many Ringed Plover and Dunlin arriving into bay from SW, 6+ Risso Dolphin underneath Logan Rock. (M Elliott)

Nanjizal: 1 Whinchat. (H Bradshaw)

Land’s End: 1 Greenshank on Treeve Common. (H Bradshaw)

Saltash: Sparrowhawk, regular visitor to private garden. (L Farnes)

Sparrowhawk – Lin Farnes

Towan Head: 1000+ Gannets feeding and diving off point with commons dolphins 08:00 to 09:00. (M Lammas, I Boreham)

Torpoint: 3 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Med Gull, 16 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 8 Cormorant. (D Sharp)

Millbrook: 1 Kingfisher, 8 Redshank, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 8+ Canada Geese. Numerous Black-headed Gull. (D Sharp)

Wacker Quay: 3 juvenile Shelduck, 3 Little Egret. Also Black-headed Gull & Herring Gulls. (D Sharp)

St Merryn: 1 Avocet caught by female Peregrine. (R Hughes)

Rame Head: 1 male Cirl Bunting, 1 male & 1 female Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Swift, 35 Linnet. (M Frost)

Millbrook: 41 Redshank, 4 Moorhen. (M Frost)

Breney Common: mixed flock of 40 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

St Columb Major, Bridge: 1 Dipper, 3 Chiffchaff, 20 House Martin, 30 Goldfinch, 1 Sparrowhawk (B Bosisto L Payne)

Sennen Cove: 5 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Penhale Point: 2 Wheatear, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 37 Linnet. (S Grose)

Rejerrah: 5 Red-legged Partridge from Scotland Road. (S Grose)

Downderry: this afternoon 4 Knot, 2 Sanderling, 3 Ringed Plover and a White Wagtail. (A Payne)

Logan Rock: 2 Chough. (J King)

Mousehole: 43 Turnstone, 1 Dunlin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow. (N Sluman)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Curlew Sandpiper reported this evening.

Thursday 27th August 2020

Late news, 26/8, Newquay: 11 Tawny Owl heard +1 presumed road kill bird at Trevemper roundabout. (S Grose)

Late news, 26/8, The Knavocks: 1 Whitethroat SW588431; 2 Skylark SW590432; 1 Wheatear SW595428. (G Rogers)

Skylark – Geoff Rogers

Late news, 26/8, Lamorna to Porthgwarra: 150+ Storm Petrels feeding c1-2 km offshore from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Late news, 26/8, Stithians Reservoir: juv Ruff, 2 Greenshank, a Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 juv Blackwits, a Curlew and a Lapwing. (L Langley)

Late news, 26/8, Tremenheere Riding Stables, Tremenheere:1 Swift feeding with hirundines. (H Bradshaw)

Pendeen: Brown Booby over the rocks 19:23. (G Lawlor)

Porthgwarra: 3 Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater and 76 Storm Petrel. (I Prentice) Also 4 Pied Flycatcher. 1 Pied Flycatcher and 2 Spotted Flyatcher at Trevean. Also 1 Ruff over Skewjack. (M Wallace)

Newlyn: 35 Storm Petrel past Sandy Cove by 09:40. (L Proctor)

Newlyn harbour: 14 Turnstone (including 2 males moulting out of breeding plumage), also 57 Small Tortoiseshell, 7 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady and 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth all on Red Valerian in front of the RNLI offices. (T Mills)

Turnstone – Tony Mills

Downderry (09:00-12:00): 7 Manx Shearwater, 7 Storm Petrel, 12 Sandwich Tern, 1 Auk sp, 2 juv MedIterranean Gull, 4 Fulmar, 12 Gannet & 3 Kittiwake. (P Kemp)

Hannafore: 2 Sooty Shearwater before 11:00. Also 2 Arctic Tern. (D Julian)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 (possibly 3) juv Ruff, 6 (3 ad, 3 juv) Little Tern, 2 juv Arctic Tern, 2 juv Knot, 6 Turnstone, c100 Dunlin, c80 Ringed Plover, 18 Sandwich Tern, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 16 Teal, 9 (8 juv) Black-tailed Godwit . (R Veal) 1 Ruff (juv), 8 Knot (juv), 100+ Dunlin, 11 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 12 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 7 Common Sandpiper, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Teal, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Little Tern, 18 Common Tern, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wheatear (juv). Ryan’s Field: 6 Little Tern, 1 Whimbrel, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 7 Redshank, 1 Reed Warbler. Carnsew Pool: 120 Dunlin, 27 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 1 Ruff (juv), 12 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 1 Wheatear (ad. m) (P. Nason).

Porthkidney: 2 Little Tern (different to above). (R Veal)

Truro River: 58 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin + some Curlew (35 Yesterday). (P Fraser)

Camel Estuary: 4 Curlew Sandpiper and 2 Little Tern at Dinham Flats. Also nearly 300 Dunlin, 22 Ringed Plover and 6 Knot. (D Julian) Tregunna: 201 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank , 3 Common Redshank, 1 juvenile Spotted Redshank, 5 Whimbrel, 10 Knot, 8 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Sanderling, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 24 Common Ringed Plover (B Bosisto)

Padstow: Little Tern, 8 Sandwich Tern, 2 Sanderling. (P Roseveare)

Drift Reservoir: Whimbrel, 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Kingfisher, 70 House Martin, 15 Swallow. Also 21 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Painted Lady. (D Flumm)

Kingfisher – Dave Flumm

Soapy Cove: 3 Pied Flycatcher. (D Wright)

Predannack Downs: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (D Wright)

Pendeen: female type Pied Flycatcher in the Old Count House garden by the lighthouse car park late morning. 2 Ravens, 2 Chough, 1 Kestrel, & heard-only Green Sandpiper over (A. Hartley)

Leswidden (near St Just): 1 Green Sandpiper calling overhead at dusk. (J Branscombe)

St Loy: A cream-crown Marsh Harrier flew SW over Boskenna/St Loy at 1725.(G Pullan)

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Sunday 23rd August 2020

Late news, 19/08, Newlyn: 1 Curlew Sandpiper (M Buckley)

Late news, 22/08, Devoran: 2 Knot (M Buckley)

Late news, 22/8, Mount’s Bay: Large feeding frenzy off Longrock in the evening included 30+ Storm Petrel, 300+ Gannet and 500+ mixed gulls, also 2 Grey Phalarope and a dark phase Arctic Skua. (S Rogers, DK Parker, M Ahmad)

Towan Head (07:30-09:00): 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Storm Petrel, 2 Common Scoter, 9 Whimbrel, 15 Sandwich Tern, c8000 Manx Shearwater. (S Rowe)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Arctic Skua, 5 Storm Petrel, 3 Common Scoter, 5 Sandwich Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull late afternoon. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 15 Curlew, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 20 Cormorant, 1 Swift, 5 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 1 Wheatear, 1 Fox, 3 Small Tortoiseshell. (S Van Hear) Also reported, 2 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Wood Sandpiper. (G Adams)

Porthgwarra: Wryneck near the pines SE of Trevean. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal Valley: 59 ringed. Migrants included 1 Wheatear, 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 8 Reed Warbler, 16 Sedge Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 11 Whitethroat. Overhead, Marsh Harrier, 3 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Com Sandpiper, 1 Snipe. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, R Wilkins, J Ryan)

Pendeen, 06:00-12:00: 9 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, c4500 Manx Shearwater, 35 Storm Petrel, 54 Fulmar, 2 Gadwall, 2 Common Scoter, 34 Shag, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Phalarope, 6 Turnstone, 10 Whimbrel, 30+ Dunlin, 9 Great Skua, 6 Arctic Skua, 4 adult Sabine’s Gull, 3 Kittiwake, 1 Med Gull, 7 commic tern, 32 Sandwich Tern, 1 Razorbill, 2 Wheatear, also 1 Sunfish and 2 Bluefin Tuna. (D Flumm, I Prentice, S Rogers, P Clement, M Spicer, M Ahmad) Wilson’s Petrel at 11:13. (J Carr) Additionally, 21 Storm Petrel, 30 Sandwich Tern, 52 Whimbrel, 2 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua. (B Mellow)

Pendeen: 2 Ravens, a Wheatear & a Stonechat by the Coastguard Cottages (A Hartley)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank and 2 Dunlin. (I Prentice) Also, 7 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, juv Ringed Plover, 2+ White Wagtail. (R Veal)

Millbrook: 105 Redshank, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull & 1 Kingfisher (P Kemp)

St John’s Lake, Torpoint: 60+ Ad & 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 8 Sandwich Tern, 9 Whimbrel, 109 Oystercatcher (P Kemp)

Kingsmill Lake: Cattle Egret still on marsh NW of bird hide. Also,1 Osprey over, 70+ Curlew, 34 Dunlin and 6 Ring Plover (M Beer, C Buckland)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 5 Cormorant, 9 Mallard, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Lapwing (incl 4 juvs), 30 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Osprey (07:00 to 07:13), 3 Raven, 45 Carrion Crow, 54 Jackdaw, 9 Magpie, 1 Starling, 3 Wood Pigeon, 4 Stock Dove, 1 Swallow, 1 Blackbird, 4 Wheatear, 5 Meadow Pipit, 7 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 86 Goldfinch, 131 Linnet, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Robin and 1 Wren. (DA Conway)

The Lizard: Pied Flycatcher at Church Cove. Also a Dunlin at Windmill Farm. (D Wright)

Pied Flycatcher – Doughy Wright

St Ives: Adult Iceland Gull, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 2 Med Gull, 100+ Storm Petrel, 3 Common Tern, 2 Whimbrel,4 Sandwich Tern, 100+ Gannet, 1000+ Manx past the Island. (N Sluman) Also reported, 18 Common Scoter, 120 Gannet, 14 Shag, 3 Cormorant, 22 Fulmar, 400+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Kestrel (f), 2 Great Skua, 4 Kittiwake, 1 Common Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Lesser-black backed Gull, 4 Great-black backed Gull, 107 Sandwich Tern, 2 Little Tern, 10 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 22 Whimbrel, 8 Turnstone, 1 Sanderling. 64 Ocean Sunfish (between 10:35 – 15:00). 12 Common Dolphins (15:15) (P. Nason).

Great Skua – Peter Nason

St Ives: A Sparrowhawk caught, killed and ate a Collared Dove in my garden and a flock of 36 Goldfinches feeding on the feeders. (V Stratton)

Buttermilk Hill: A flock of 42 Linnets mostly juveniles in a creche with a few adults, a Northern Wheatear juvenile on passage and a brood of 4 fledgling Stonechats just out of the nest which is the third brood for this pair. (V Stratton)

Northern Wheatear – Viv Stratton

Linnet – Viv Stratton

Hayle Estuary: 1 Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday)

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

Newbridge: Barn Owl hunting 0540. (R Veal)

Carkeel: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Red legged Partridge (presumed roadkill). (S Grose)

Polbathic: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Bodmin Parkway station / Lanhydrock: 6 Nuthatch, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Siskin, 50+ Sand Martin in and out of tallest beech trees, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Marsh Tit, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Treecreeper, 30+ Goldcrest, 19 Coal Tit, 5 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 13 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Coot, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 presumed escaped drake Ferruginous Duck still. (K Vinicombe)

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