Monday 26th August 2019

Drift Reservoir (members only): 22 released White Stork and 2 Osprey still present until 09:10 when flushed by photographers. (J St Ledger, L Proctor)

Porthgwarra: 22 White Storks over, heading towards Land’s End at 09:30. (M Wallace)

Sunday 25th August 2019

Late news, 24/8, Germoe to Godolphin Cross – nightwalk: Flock of Curlew over, 4 Tawny Owl calling, 1 Badger, 2 possible Lesser Horseshoe Bat hunting low over road outside Germoe Community Primary School, 10 Pipistrelle. (J Evans)

Helford Passage: c20 White Stork flying in a westerly direction at the mouth of the Helford Passage at 13:00. (P Saunders)

Lizard Village: 15-20 White Stork flew over at 14:30. (S Hockaway)

Lizard Village: 25-30 White Stork flew over at 14:35. (N Foote)

White Storks – Neil Foote

White Storks – Neil Foote

White Storks – Neil Foote

White Storks – Neil Foote

Lizard Village: 24+ White Stork circling over at 14:45 before heading SW, 32 Swift. (J Thirlaway, I Maclean et al)

Mousehole: 22 White Stork over the village 15:20-15:30. (R Butts, S Maycock)

White Storks – Roger Butts

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Yellow Wagtail over and 2 Water Rail heard early morning. (S Rogers) 4 White Stork over at 15:30, also 1 Little Grebe and 3 Clouded Yellow. (DK Parker)

Land’s End: c6 White Stork flew north. (per M Ahmad)

Sennen: 12 White Stork at 15:35.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 22 White Stork at c15:40, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Osprey, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Dunlin, 1 Fox. (B Bosisto, B Dallas, M Ahmad, L Proctor, T Mills et al.)

White Storks – Dave Flumm

White Storks – Dave Flumm

White Storks – Tony Mills

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet in Valley Gardens at 15:40 (J Baker)

Nanjizal: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 American Golden Plover, 1 Curlew, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Yellow Wagtai , 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Tree Pipit, 2 Water Rail, 2 Southern Migrant Hawker dragonfly. (B Bosisto)

Nancegollan: 1 Sparrowhawk being mobbed by Swallows. (S Grose)

Land’s End: Whinchat on the cycle track and 7 Yellow Wagtail on Treeve Moor. (R Augarde)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Med Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Whimbrel west early am. (S Rowe)

Porthgwarra: Wryneck still at Treavean Pool, 1 Marsh Harrier south, 2 Curlew and a Golden Plover heard. (H Bradshaw) Dotterel flew over the moor calling, 8 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler. (S Rogers) 3 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 8 Tree Pipit, 15 Wheatear, Willow Warbler, Green Sandpiper, 8 Clouded Yellow, 5 Silver Y and Southern Migrant Hawker on top of the ridge east of the stonewall pool. (M Wallace)

St Just: Tree Pipit, behind church. (S Rogers)

Pendeen: 3 Pied Flycatcher at Calartha Farm. (P Clement) 5 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Whinchat and 3 Tree Pipit. (P Combridge)

Colliford Lake: Osprey at the Loveny end this morning. (J Mitchell)

Godrevy Point: c30 Wheatear and 10 Whimbrel over. (M Jones)

Sancreed: 8 Sedge Warbler in weedy field (most ever here), 14 Whitethroat, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Stonechat, c100 Swallow,  c100 Goldfinch, 50 Linnet and first Kestrel (2), Tree Pipit, Grey Wagtail and Pied Flycatcher of autumn. Also Clouded Yellow, 25 Painted Lady & 6 Small Tortoiseshell. (D Flumm)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 11 Teal, 3 Snipe, 24 Little Grebe (D Eva)

Lizard Area: 1 Wryneck ( Caerthillian ) , 7 Wheatear , 6 Yellow Wagtail , 1 Whinchat , 4+ Tree Pipit , 5 Pied Flycatcher , 2 Whimbrel , 20 Swift , 5+ Sand Martin ( M Pass)

Lizard Point: 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Little Egret, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 7 Wheatear, 4 White Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Common Dolphin. (I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 White Wagtail, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Wheatear, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Clouded Yellow. (I Maclean)

Caerthillian: 2 Wryneck (one bottom of valley, one near Kynance Road), 2 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Wheatear, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Clouded Yellow. (M Pass, I Maclean)

Bass Point: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Reed Warbler, 11 Wheatear, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Clouded Yellow, 5 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (I Maclean)

Church Cove: 2 Pied Flycatcher. (I Maclean)

Lizard: 1 Sparrowhawk at Tregullas Farm, 2 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 1 Juv Chough (black above green rings on left leg), 35 Linnet, 2 Whimbrel, 11 Oystercatcher, 11 Turnstone, 5 Yellow Wagtail (with cattle at Old Lizard Head) 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Wheatear, 5 Stonechat, 5 Whitethroat. (S Grose)

Lizard: 5 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Wheatear. (I Brown)

Yellow Wagtail – Ian Brown

Wheatear – Ian Brown

Pied Flycatcher – Ian Brown

Caerthillian Valley: 2 Pied Flycatcher. (I Brown)

Kynance, near Surfers car park am: male Whinchat, female Wheatear, 5 Clouded Yellows. (P & C Brewster)

Bass Point pm: 4 Wheatear, 2 Rock Pipits in fields, Peregrine, Raven, 2 Hummingbird Hawkmoths, 5 Clouded Yellows, 20+Painted Lady. 21 White Stork scoped looking towards Lizard Head. (P & C Brewster) Also 14 Grey Herons in a single flock at 13:30. (I Patterson)

Maer Lake: 46 Black tailed Godwits in one large group and two smaller ones, 123 Canada Geese, plus two well-grown juveniles,7 Moorhen, c.10 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting, 30+ Mallard/Mallard types, 1 feral white goose.  3 Painted Ladies. (H Kendall)

Park Head: 6 Chough, 45 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Fulmar, 6 Shag, 4 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 22 Oystercatcher, 7 Rock Pipit, 3 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 4 House Sparrow, 35 Carrion Crow, 6 Painted Lady, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Small Copper. (M Scawen)

Twelveheads: 1 Osprey, 1 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 10 Long-tailed Tits seen from the Bissoe Trail. (P Pearson)

Crowlas: 1 Swift, c200 House Martin, c80 Swallow in feeding flock, 1 Peregrine. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 sp Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 10 Teal, 8 Whimbrel. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 10 Teal. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth: 2 Wheatear on our roof for at least 3 hours, Trescobeas area. (J St Ledger)

Wheatear – John St Ledger

Wheatear – John St Ledger

Croft Pascoe: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Willow Warbler, an array of Butterfly Species: Grayling, Small Heath, Common Blue, Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Clouded Yellow, Gatekeeper, an array of Dragonfly species:Golden Ringed, Yellow Winged Darter, Ruddy Darter, Black Tailed Skimmer, several Common Lizard. (J Evans)

Downderry: 9 Mediterranean Gulls and 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls west this morning 0640-0820);  2 Arctic Skuas harassing 2 Great Skuas, then all four headed east. Close inshore a Whimbrel and 5 Common Sandpipers. (A Payne)

Botallack: 4 Chough, 2 Raven (RJ Rowe)

Penhale Point: 70+ Linnet, 4 Skylark, 11 Stonechat, 1 Whimbrel. (S Grose)

Colan Woods: 1 Green Woodpecker, 7 Coal Tit, 2 Blackcap, 4 Bullfinch, at Fir Hill Manor. (S Grose)

Restronguet Creek, South Carclew side opp Point Quay:  Osprey at 16.00, caught 20 cm mullet. (J Cope)

Trevescan: 1 Pied Flycatcher at Trevilley Farm.

Kenidjack: 1 Pied Flycatcher.

Nanquidno: 4+ Tree Pipit, 5+ Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, Curlew, Peregrine, 2 Chough (D.Beadle, S.Ellis)

Saturday 24th August 2019

Late news, 23/8, RSPB Scillonian WIldlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 5 Eider, 2 Cormorant, 16 Shag, 7 Herring Gull, 255 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 227 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Minke Whale, 27 Common DolphinWolf Rock to Scilly: 106 Manx Shearwater, 109 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 1 Great Skua, 4 Cormarant, 7 Shag, 4 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common DolphinScilly to Wolf Rock: 48 Gannet, 21 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Shag, 22 Herring Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 68 Manx Shearwater, 1 Guillemot, 2 Fulmar, 1 Harbour PorpoiseWolf Rock to Penzance: 310 Manx Shearwater, 211 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Herring Gull, 7 Black-headed Gull, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 22 Common Dolphin. (M Jones, P Taylor)

Late news, 23/8, St John’s Lake: 20 Turnstone, 20 Sandwich Tern, 40 Redshank and 15 Dunlin with a small no of Med Gull (M Beer. C Buckland)

Late news, 23/8, Rame and Penlee: 4 Whitethroat and Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 20 Linnet,15 Goldfinch, 2 Sparrowhawk 1 Peregrine, 1 female Kestrel, 1 Sand Martin with 20+ swallow and 15 House Martin,  10+ Swift, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Fulmar, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Gannet. (M Beer, C Buckland)

Late news, 23/8, Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only): 6 Snipe, 1 Blackwit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Swift, 3 juv Gadwall. (B Bosisto)

Late news, 23/8, Lower Tamar Lake: 5 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 3 Tufted Duck, 4 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Wren, 5 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Greenfinch, 5 Robin, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Canada Geese, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay. Good numbers of Swallow and House Martins. (R Mudge)

Late news, 23/8, Davidstow: 2 Black Redstarts on the airfield. (C Selway)

Nanjizal: Tawny Pipit heard twice, plus 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 1 Garden Warbler and 1 Firecrest. Also 1 Convolvulus Hawkmoth, 1 Red veined Darter, 1 Long eared Bat. Please keep to public rights of way. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 6 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Swift. Clouded Yellow, 10 Small Tortoiseshell and a runt Painted Lady slightly smaller than Small Tortoiseshell but very fresh, presumably locally bred and otherwise immaculate.  (D Flumm) Osprey, Honey Buzzard, 15 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Clouded Yellow. (B Bosisto P Roseveare G Lawlor)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet in Valley Gardens at 17:15. (J Baker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB:  Juv Wood Sandpiper and juv Yellow-legged Gull of the bridge, (M Ahmad) Possible juv Curlew Sandpiper on Ryan’s Field, now re-identified as a Dunlin. Garganey reported off Old Quay House late morning now re-identified as a Gadwall. Also 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 150+ Canada Geese 11:10 – 11:25 (M Webb) 50+ Canada Geese, 8 Greylag Geese, 1 Grey Heron, 20+ Mallard, 1 drake Gadwall from Old Quay House car park 11:30 – 11:50. (M Webb) 78, Canada Geese, 8 Greylag Geese, 4 Common Teal,  14, mallard, 48 Curlew, 2, Whimbrel, 63 Mediterranean Gulls, 4, White Wagtails, 1 juvenile Osprey on the main estuary. 208, Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese,  4 Curlew, 1, Whimbrel, 3 Little Egrets, 56, Mediterranean Gulls. (V Stratton, E Jaun)

Common Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Common Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Curlew – Martin Webb

Gadwall – Martin Webb

Fistral Beach: 1 Raven, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Wheatear, 100+ Starling, 31 Oystercatcher, 32 Turnstone, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Rock Pipit. (S Grose)

Nanjizal-Porthgwarra: 1 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 1 Clouded Yellow, 20 Painted Lady. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 3 Yellow Wagtail with cattle at Ardensawah Farm. (M Wallace) Wryneck, Whinchat, Reed Warbler & Whitethroat below Trevean where the stream crosses the coastal path, also 2 Yellow Wagtail over. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Penzance: Osprey over the town centre flying south. (Jon@lancsbirder74)

Bodmin Moor, Leaze to Garrow: 7 Kestrel, 6 Buzzard, 5 Raven, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Wheatear, 30+ Swallow and 1 Blackcap. Butterflies included 4 Painted Lady, 7 Red Admiral, 5 Peacock, 2 Small 
Tortoiseshell, 13 Common Blue, 6 Small Copper. (B Bryne)

Maer Lake: 250+ Canada Geese, 1 Grey Heron, 19 Black headed Gulls, several Moorhens, 1 Lapwing and a moderately small number of Swallows, 1 Sand Martin. 2 Greenfinches. (H Kendall)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 9 Little Egret, 1 kestrel, 1 Buzzard. (P Ash)

Whimbrel – Paul Ash

Whimbrel – Paul Ash

Greenshank – Paul Ash

Malpas Truro: 10 Whimbrel, 50 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Oystercather, 3 Little Egret and 1 Grey Heron. (M Costa)

St Agnes: 2 Chough, between Chapel Porth and St Agnes Head at 13:30. (R B-H)

Riviere Towans, Hayle: Whinchat at Tom’s Holidays.

Caerthillian: 4 Chough, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff & 1 Whinchat. (D Eva, S Rowe)

Bass Point: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Wheatear, 3 Sparrowhawk. (D Eva, I Maclean)

Lizard Point: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Med Gull, 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Common Tern and Peregrine early am. (S Rowe, I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 3 Chough. (I Maclean)

Housel Bay: 1 Tree Pipit. (S Rowe)

Tywardreath: 32 Swallows on overhead wires in Southpark Road at 18:20 . (R Barlow)

Trevarrion: 3 Chough, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 5 Raven, 1 m Reed Bunting, 7 Stonechat, 2 Skylark, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Pheasant, 3 Common Lizard. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 117 swallows (mainly juveniles) feeding over marsh and offshore this evening. (J Hawkey)

St Merryn: 2 Barn Owl, 1 Buzzard calling over the school this eve. (S Grose)

St Ives: 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Tree Pipits, 1, female Sparrow Hawk, 50, plus Linnets, 14, Meadow Pipits on Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton, E Jaun)

Sennen: Pied Flycatcher reported in a private garden.

Friday 23rd August 2019

Late News 22/8 Connor Downs: 1 Swift south over, also Tawny Owl calling early hours of morning. (P.Freestone)

Late news, 22/8, Pendeen Watch: 2 Chough. (G Carmichael)

Late news, 22/8, Lantic Bay: One Honey Buzzard flew off towards St Austell at 13:00 after an altercation with a crow. (R Webster)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Teal, Black-tailed Godwit freshly dead and partially eaten (likely from one of the Sparrowhawks that hunt the water’s edge (as this morning) daily, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin. (D Flumm)

Treraven Meadows: 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Raven, 4 Mute Swan, 3 Buzzard, 3 Snipe, flock of Long tailed Tit, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret. (S Grose)

Truro: 1 Peregrine seen on south side of Cathedral at 08:37. (D Jenkins)

Nanjizal: 278 birds ringed including 163 Sedge Warbler +3 controls, 10 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 10 Reed Warbler, 28 Whitethroat, 13 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 Firecrest. Tawny Pipit south over valley. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Hell’s Mouth: 9 Fulmar plus one chick, 2 Shag, 20+ Manx Shearwater, 4 Gannet, 2 Raven, 2 Rock Pipit. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 16 Med Gulls, 22 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, Cormorant, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 300+ Herring Gull, 17 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Teal, male Gadwall, 17 Mallard. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours) Also 91 Canada Geese, 28 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 5 Common Sandpiper 11.15 – 12.00 on Ryan’s Field. (M Webb) Probable Solitary Sandpiper seen from the bridge. (T MacGowan)

St Gothian Sands NR: 2 Wheatear, 60+ Goldfinch, 50+ Linnet, 6 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Pied Wagtail 19 Stonechat, 5 Meadow Pipit, 30+ Canada Geese, 6 Tufted Duck, 12 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 5 Moorhen, 2 Buzzard, Coot with young, 1 Whitethroat. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Little Egret, Grey Heron, male Blackcap, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Wren, Dunnock, 2 Buzzard, Long-tailed Tit, 6 Swallow. Also Golden-ringed Dragonfly, Banded Damoiselle, Southern Hawker, Common Darter and Painted Lady along footpath to east of reserve. (Cornwall Birdwatching tours)

Siblyback Lake: 22 Little Grebe, 117 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 2 Yellow Legged Gull (ad and juvenile ), 14 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Crossbill. ( B Bosisto )

Cardinham Woods: 9 Marsh Tit , 1 Male Crossbill. (B Bosisto)

Rame Head: 1 adult Mediterranean Gull flew W into Whitsand Bay, 50+ Swallow all moving E in small groups, 4 single House Martin moving E, 1 male and 1 female/juv Kestrel and 20+ Linnet on wires near church. (R.Smaldon)

Charlestown: 2 Great Black-backed Gulls. (D Hastilow)

Lizard: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 4 Sparrowhawk north early morning. (D Collins) Also 7+ Chough on way down to Kynance Cove. (G Carmichael)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 19 Curlew, 1 Peregrine (over), 1 Sparrowhawk (over). (J St Ledger G May)

Porthilly Point: 100+ Mediterranean Gull, 47 Sandwich Tern, 2 Turnstone, 9 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 2 Curlew, 1 Raven. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 12 Oystercatcher on the beach below. (S Grose)

Newquay: Swift roosting at the fire station. (A Witheywood)

Scillonian III, Penzance to St Mary’s: 1 Great Skua, 10+ Common Dolphins. (P & C Brewster)

Scillonian III, St Mary’s to Penzance : 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 15+Common Dolphins. (P & C Brewster)

Thursday 22nd August 2019

Late news, 21/8, Croft Pascoe: 2 Spotted Flycatcher (2 adult feeding 1 juv), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Stonechat, 2 Willow Warbler, numbers of Coal Tit, and Goldcrest. Also 30+ Lizard basking on the boardwalk. (J St Ledger)

Lizard – John St Ledger

Lizard – John St Ledger

Late news, 21/08 Freathy: c2000 mostly Herring Gull feeding in the bay . Also a raft of c60 Manx Shearwater and 6 Dolphin sp.  48 House Sparrow in scrubby valley. (M Jordan)

Freathy: 3 Arctic Skua chasing a Kittiwake close inshore at 0730. (M Jordan)

Nanjizal: American Golden Plover in the Lower/Higher Bosistow area, seen dropping into field on north side of Lower Bosistow Farm at 18:55, but flew towards Trevescan at 19:50. Please keep to public rights of way. (M Wallace)

Leedstown: 1 Goshawk in a private garden. (R Brown)

Par Beach dunes: Male Wheatear (after moult) near to new beach huts at 11:45. (R Barlow)

Lizard Area: 1 Pied Flycatcher, (with a further 2 reported) also 1 Wheatear. (M Pass)

Porthgwarra 6:30 -10:00: 4 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Euro Storm Petrel, 2 Great Skua. 1 Redstart in Coastguard Cottages garden. (J Lancsbirder) Pied Flycatcher at Trevean, also 4 Wheatear, Willow Warbler & 2 Clouded Yellow. (M Wallace) Possible Melodious Warbler above the car park briefly.

Siblyback Lake: Numerous Swallows, 10 Goldfinches, 8 Ringed Plovers, 4 Blackcap (One female feeding young). Also a Stoat chasing and killing a Rabbit. (R Napp) 1 Green Sandpiper, 8 Ringed Plover, 2 Swift ,  1 Treecreeper, 1 Nuthatch ( B. Toms)

Swallow – Rick Napp

Stoat – Rick Napp

Stoat – Rick Napp

Helford: 4 Med Gull and adult Gannet feeding opposite village 4km up-river from river mouth. (D Flumm)

Med Gull – Dave Flumm

Dennis Head, St Anthony-in-Meneage: imm Hobby. (D Flumm)

Rinsey to Trewavas Head:  3 Stonechat, 1 male Reed Bunting, 1 Linnet, 6 Gannets, 1 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 4 Painted Lady, 2 Clouded Yellow Butterflies (feeding on Bird’s Foot Trefoil). 16.00 – 17.30. (M Claughton, O Roe)

Millpool: Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Jays (heard only), male and female Beautiful Demoiselle Damselflies, Painted Lady, Carder Bees all in private garden. (M Claughton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Whinchat 12:40. (J Barber) 500+ Swallows this evening. (S Rogers)

Downderry: Birds moving west this morning (06:30-07:45) included 7 Balearic Shearwaters, 2 Cory’s Shearwaters, 2 Common Scoters, 7 Mediterranean Gulls and 18 Kittiwakes. Early evening (18:10-19:30) 3 Balearic Shearwaters, 1 Common Scoter, 3 Mediterranean Gulls and 40 Kittiwakes. (A Payne)

Park Head: Male “flava” Yellow Wagtail, Pied Flycatcher, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 8 Willow Warbler and 2 Wheatear this evening. (P Roseveare)

Helston boating lake: 2 Muscovy Ducks, 1 Ferruginous Duck, 2 “Blue Swedish” Ducks, 2+ Swallows as well as numerous amounts of Mallards, Swans, Moorhens, Coots and Canada Geese. (K Money)

Muscovy Duck – Keira Money

Ferruginous Duck – Keira Money

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Late news, 20/8, Windmill Farm: 1 juv Sedge Warbler, 1 Clouded Yellow and a male Red-veined Darter. (P & C Brewster)

Late news, 20/8, Loe Pool: 1 Clouded Yellow and 25+Painted Lady butterflies. (P & C Brewster)

Late news, 20/8, Gwennap Head:  7 Choughs flying together along the coast edge towards Nanjizal at around 15:30 then returned approx 30 mins later meeting abruptly with 2 further Choughs which produced a short-lived ‘skirmish’ before they divided into their original groups and continued on their way in two directions.  Clouded Yellow Butterfly feeding on Bird’s Foot Trefoil (at Porth Loe). Also at Gwennap Head: 1 Whimbrel, many Gannets, 2 Buzzards, Stonechats, Cormorants, Fulmars, large groups (10+) of Jackdaws, larger flocks of Linnets (20+) feeding on seedheads in coast edge scrub (M Claughton, O Roe)

Late news, 20/08, Meadway, East Looe: 1 Swift over at 20.00 (C&J Duffy)

Nanjizal: 301 birds ringed. Including 161 Sedge Warbler (+ 2 controls), 8 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler, 42 Whitethroat, 9 Reed Warbler, 21 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 19 Blackcap. Also Convolvulus Hawk Moth in net. Tawny Pipit, 2 flava wag and c.17 Tree Pipit also seen. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Swift. (D Flumm)

Dunlin – Dave Flumm

Black-tailed Godwit – Dave Flumm

Wadebridge: 1 Yellowhammer over the A39 nr the halfway house pub. 74 Redshank, 2 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher on the river behind Julian Foye Furnishers. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 19 Mediterranean Gull (18 adult +1 Juv), 12 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 5 Curlew, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Siblyback Lake: 4 juv Shelduck, 31 Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone, 8 Common Sandpipers and 6 Dunlin. (C Buckland)

Porthgwarra 6.45- 10.00: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel and 2 Great Skua. (Jon Lancsbirder) 1 Marsh tit seen well at dried up pool by stone wall. (H Bradshaw) 4 Sooty Shearwaters in an hour this evening.

Trevose Head: 8 Fulmar, 50+ Manx Shearwater, 45 Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 11 Shag, 2 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Black-headed Gull, 55 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 15 Swallow, 8 House Martin, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Wren, 4 Stonechat, 1 Blackbird, 2 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Rook, 15 Carrion Crow, 1 Hooded Crow, 35 Goldfinch, 40 Linnet, 2 Clouded Yellow, 6 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Small Copper, 3 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 6 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Gatekeeper, 8 Small Heath, 2 Six-spot Burnet. (M Scawen et al)

Hooded Crow – Mike Scawen

Sainsbury’s, Penzance: 10 Swift this pm, most likely the birds from Drift reservoir this am. (D Flumm)

Maer Lake: 2 Spotted Redshank with 10 Black-tailed Godwit plus 4 Yellow Wagtail over. (S Green)

Hawkers Cove: 2 Dunlin, 12 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Swift, 1 Clouded Yellow. (B Bosisto)

Downderry: This evening (1850-1950) many Gannets and Manx Shearwaters feeding offshore. A raft of Manx numbered at least 120, among them the odd Balearic Shearwater. Also present a few Kittiwakes and one Mediterranean Gull. A party of 4 Arctic Skuas moved west at 1930. (A Payne)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 100+ swallows (mainly juveniles) over the marsh coming in to roost at 20:45. (J Hawkey)

Porth Reservoir: 13 Great Crested Grebe, 13 Coot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Kingfisher sightings, 9 Grey Wagtail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Newquay: 16 Swift above Towan Beach this eve. (S Grose)

Penzance: 5 Eider at Chyandour  / Eastern Green. (D King)

Bass Point 17:00-18:20: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 16+Common Dolphins. (P & C Brewster)

Lower Predannack Downs: Clouded Yellow  flew towards Windmill Farm NR. (P & C Brewster)

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Late news, 19/8, Mousehole: 1 Little Tern late afternoon. (M Elliott)

Late news, 19/8, Looe, Talland Bay: 1 Whimbrel. (E Mayhew)

Late news, 19/8, Crowdy Reservoir & Wood: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 8 Spotted Flycatchers, GS Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Tufted Duck, this evening  (B Craven)

Nanjizal: 1cy Melodious Warbler trapped plus 137 Sedge Warbler, 22 Whitethroat, 17 Willow Warbler and 18 Chiffchaffs. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson, F Bell)

Marazion Beach: 1m Wheatear, 41 (18 juv) Ringed Plover, 8 (5 juv) Dunlin, 12 Turnstone, 6 ad Sanderling. (R Veal)

Par Moor Road: Honey Buzzard calling and using thermals above Imerys office block – 11.00 hrs. (R Barlow)

Allet: Hobby hunting swallows over CWT Allet this lunchtime. (J Rance)

Maer Lake: 3-400 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 2 Greenshank, 40+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew. (T Nicholson)

Tywardreath: 3 Wren (1 adult and 2 young), 2 Bullfinch ( adult male feeding 1 young), all in private garden. (R. Barlow)

Siblyback Lake: 1 Turnstone, 8 Common Sandpiper, 31 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 4 juv Shelduck, 3 Grey Heron, 16 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Wagtail, 20+ Pied Wagtail, 30+ Swift, 20+ House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 30+ Swallow, 12 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Stock Dove, 4 Wheatear, good numbers of Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 9 Black-headed Gulls. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Penzance: 5 Eider again off Chyandour early to mid morning, and again from late afternoon. (D King)

Newquay, The Gannel:  2 Chough circling overhead mobbed by gulls. (M Taylor)

Gwennap Head: 4 Choughs  seen flying  and  then landing to feed on a rocky outcrop before flying towards Land’s End. They returned a while later and fed again.They were joined by 7 more Choughs seen flying from the direction of St. Levan. All flew towards Land’s End again and fed in fields. (I Boreham, T Carne, A Lowe, T Bouldin)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Sandwich Terns flying from Griggs Quay toward North Quay at 15:00. Observed from Lelant. (S Murnan)