Saturday 24th April 2021

Late news, 23/4 Higher Larrick: 1 male Wheatear (L Whitley)

Late news, 23/4 Longrock Pool: 1 Cattle Egret roosting in the evening. (P St Pierre)

Newlyn: American Herring Gull in harbour again. (L Proctor)

Treeve Moor, Trevescan: Eastern Subalpine Warbler still at present this morning. (F Bell) And again briefly this afternoon. (S Rogers) Also 1 m Ring Ouzel, 1 Swift and 5 Whimbrel over.

Ring Ouzel, John Chapple

Kynance Cove: 1 Purple Heron seen in flight from Soapy Cove towards Mullion.

Marazion: 1 Barnacle Goose in field between Marazion Marsh and Cheshire Homes. (R Veal R Menari)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Barnacle Goose, c20 Sand Martin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, c15 Whimbrel, 3 Dunlin early morning. Also 3 Sanderling, 8 Ringed Plover, c20 Dunlin, 1 Sandwich Tern on/from the beach. (R Veal, P St Pierre)

Trevose: 12 White Wagtail, 4 Whitethroat, 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 13 Whimbrel, 2 Sanderling, 150+ Swallow, 20+ House Martin, 20+ Sand Martin. (R Wilkins)

Dodman: 2 Swift, 1 Great Northern Diver. (L Sampson)

Penzance: 50 Purple Sandpiper at Battery Rocks. (P Walsh)

Hayle Estuary, Carnsew Basin: 7 Whimbrel. Also  20 Dunlin, 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, (D Sharp).

Whimbrel, Deena Sharp

Bar-tailed Godwits, Deena Sharp

Gannel Estuary: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 4 Whimbrel, 5 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe) Also 13 Dunlin and 12 Whimbrel  at 6 pm   (M Lammas) Plus 9 Whimbrel, 4 Little Egret, 36 Rook nests at Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

Porth Joke: 5 Wheatear, 1 Reed Warbler, 7 Sedge Warbler, 7 Whitethroat, 12 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Pendennis Point, (seawatch 10:45-11:55): 25 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sandwich Tern, 7 Great Northern Diver, 90 auk sp, 42 Gannet. (M Broadbent)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 House Martin, 30 Swallow, pair Stonechat feeding 5 young at nest. (D Eva)

Lands End: 1 Swift, 12 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Pied and 1 White Wagtail, also 4+Painted Lady. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Tregantle: 5 Whimbrel and 1 Grey Plover on beach. Swift, House Martin, 2 Sand Martin and 3 Swallows in off sea. 6 Whitethroat and 1 Willow Warbler singing in scrub. (M Jordan)

Seaton: 1 Garden Warbler singing on territory on land by Bokenvor Farm. (M Jordan)

Pendeen: 1 Great Skua, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Stock Dove,1 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Wheatear, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Swift, 23 Sand Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 3 Siskin. (A Bayly)

Praa Sands: 5 Whimbrel over (J Evans)

Germoe: 1 Garden Warbler (singing), 1 Common Whitethroat (singing) (J Evans)

Millpool: 1 Reed Warbler (singing from reed beds), 1 Nuthatch, 1 Bullfinch (m), several Blackcap and Chiffchaff singing (Woodland) (J Evans)

Trescowe: 2 Swallow (J Evans)

Godolphin Hill: 2 Swallow, 1 unknown Bunting type song from hedgerow. Unfortunately unable to get recording due to strong wind gust interference (J Evans)

Amble Marshes: 1 Greylag Goose, 20 Canada Geese, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 15 Teal, 5 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 2 Mute Swan, 5 Shelduck, 4 Black-headed Gull, Swallow, Sand Martin, Moorhen, Coot. (A Tomkins)

Greylag Goose, Andrew Tomkins

Greylag Goose, Andrew Tomkins

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 m Pochard still on the lake amongst Tufted Ducks. (D Sharp).

Nare Head – Carne Beach: 3 Great Northern Diver, Shelduck, 8 Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 6 Sand Martin. Also 12 Holly Blue, Small Copper, 5 Green-veined White, 8 Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 2 Common Swift, 1 House Martin, 4 Swallow, 1 Whitethroat. (J Hawkey)

Towan Head: 11 Whimbrel, 1 Swift, 12 Purple Sandpiper, 12 Oystercatcher, 23 Turnstone, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Skylark, 1 m Wheatear, 1 House Martin, 1 Stonechat. (S Grose)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1 f Sparrowhawk with Collared Dove prey. (S Grose)

Trevemper sewage works: 3 Raven, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 m Bullfinch, 1 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Downderry: Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 10 Whimbrel, Reed Warbler and Red-legged Partridge early morning. (A. Payne)

Foxhole: 7 Sand Martin. (L Bosisto)

East Pentire: 10 Whimbrel, 2 Wheatear. (B Bosisto)

Wicca Cove 6-30 pm to 8-35 pm:160 Swallow, 48 House Martin, 18 Sand Martin, all coming in the lee of the sheltered cliffs. (V Stratton)

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Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Late news, 22nd March Carnewas:  12 Linnet. (A & B Tregunna)

Late news, 22nd March, Looe Island: 20 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Dunlin and several nestling Cormorant chicks. (R Kirkwood)

Purple Sandpiper, Rupert Kirkwood Dunlin, Rupert Kirkwood

 

Newlyn harbour: 1 1w American Herring Gull again. (L Proctor)

Dozmary Pool: Ring-necked Duck ( 2 m ), 10 Tufted Duck, 2 m Scaup, 3 Shoveler, 1 m Pochard, 1 f Goldeneye. (K Pellow)

Siblyback Lake: 1 f Ring-necked Duck, 27 Tufted Duck, 5 Teal. (K Pellow )

Camel Estuary: at least 28 Cattle Egret at Camel Quarries this morning.

Tresillian to St Clement: 2 Whooper Swan (just beyond St Clement), 47 Shelduck, 23 Teal, 10 Curlew, 7 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 2 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Chiffchaff. (A Nicholson)

Tregonebris: 1 Cattle Egret in field along footpath towards Boscawen-Un stone circle to west of Boscawen-Un Farm.

Trevose Head: 3 Lapland Bunting, 1 Wheatear, 1 Black Redstart and 5 Corn Bunting. (R Wilkins)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 White Wagtail, 1 ad Glaucous Gull and 1 juv Iceland Gull.

Marazion: 1 juv Glaucous Gull on Hogus rocks mid morning. (P Fraser)

Towan Head, Newquay: 1 Red-throated Diver, 120+ Common Scoter, 5 Purple Sandpiper. (N Long)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 6 Purple Sandpiper. Also on walk back home, Peacock and Comma butterflies. (T Mills)

Skewjack: 1 Swallow over. (M Wallace)

St Keverne: 1 Swallow (H Norton)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 escapee m Ferruginous Duck still present. (B Hibbett)

Goss Moor Nature Reserve: 2 Stonechat, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Blue Tit. (A Tomkins)

Playing Place: Pair of Buzzard, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Skylark heard. Peacock butterfly. (T.Hall.)

Calenick Creek: 1 Buzzard, 3 Little Egret, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Redshank, 1 Heron, 1 Shelduck. (T.Hall.)

Siblyback: 20 Goldfinch, 4 Song Thrush, 8 Blackbird, 20 Tufted Duck, 6 Dunnock and 2 Greenfinch. (R Napp)

Tywarnhayle: (16.15 – 16.45) 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 3 Herring Gull, 5 Woodpigeon, 1 Magpie, 14 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 3 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Wren, 4 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch. (RB & PC Girling)

Porth Reservoir: 11 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 1 m Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Raven over (at altitude), 1 Jay, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Tawny Owl heard, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 39 Fulmar (on ledges with more on the wing), 1 m Peregrine Falcon, 6 Stonechat, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Corn Bunting,1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Dobwalls: 2 Song Thrush bathing in our pond at dusk (C&J Duffy)

Seaton: 1 Water Rail and 2 Siskin, on private land. (M. Jordan)

Carnewas: 15 Swallow (A & B Tregunna)

Porthgwarra: 5 Sand Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Buzzard, 2 Stonechat, 2 Raven, 100 Manx Shearwater, 25 Gannet, 15 Kittiwake, 6 Meadow Pipit. (I Grant/F Were)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 6 (3m 3f) Teal, 2m Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 8 Canada Geese, 2 (m & f) Stonechat, 2 Dunnock, 3 Wren 12.45 – 14.15. (M Webb)

Grey Heron, Martin Webb Stonechat, Martin Webb Stonechat, Martin Webb

 

Roughtor Marsh: 1 Merlin, 30 Golden Plover and 2 Redwing. (R Hollis)

Porth: 1 Water Rail, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Downderry: birds moving west before 0825 included 220 Gannets, c110 Auk sp, 11 Kittiwake and 8 Sandwich Tern. Also 8 Red-throated Diver flew east. (A. Payne)

Foxhole: 1 Blackbird, 5 Redwing, Canada Geese, Redshank, Tawny Owl, 2 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe sound recorded overnight from private garden. Also 11 Tufted Duck & Great Spotted Woodpecker during the day. (B Bosisto)

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Saturday 19th December 2020

Late news, 17/12, Swanpool: Kittiwake with Black-headed Gulls at the lake (M Grantham)

Kittiwake, Mark Grantham

St Erth: 1 Dusky Warbler still along footpath by fishing lakes.

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 1 Black Redstart. Village: 1 Nordic-type Jackdaw. (L Proctor) Harbour: 1 juv Iceland Gull, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

‘Nordic’-type Jackdaw, Linton Proctor

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull again, 1w Caspian Gull, 8+ Yellow-legged Gull, juv Glaucous Gull reported. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Lelant Saltings station. Also 2 Kingfisher, 2 Knot, 27 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Seal from causeway early am. (S Grose) Also 75 Lapwing. (M Logan) Copperhouse Creek: 1 Brent Goose (pale bellied) 13 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 11 Shelduck, 1m Goosander, 37 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 312 Herring Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Calenick: 60 Canada Geese, 7 Cattle Egret private farmland. (T Hall)

Helston Loe Pool: 7 Cattle Egret again in field to south.

Gillan Creek: 19 Cattle Egret and 15 Little Egret at pre-roost gathering (M Grantham)

Marazion Beach: 1 possible Yellow-legged Gull. (S Grose)

Coverack: 1 juv Glaucous Gull. (J Foster)

Mousehole, St Clemet’s Isle: 2 juv Iceland Gull. (P St Pierre)

Porthoustock: 1 m Black Redstart.

Tehidy Woods: 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 1 Water Rail, 14 Mute Swan, 1 Nuthatch, 17 Goldfinch, 118+ Rook. (S Grose)

Goss Moor, Toad Hole: 2 Willow Tit, 11 Bullfinch, 1 Water Rail, m Sparrowhawk, 2 Raven 3 Redwing, 1 Buzzard. (P Ash)

Willow Tit, Paul Ash

Willow Tit, Paul Ash

Penzance harbour: 1 juv Iceland Gull. (M Elliot)

Wacker Quay: 96 Avocet, 5 Greenshank, 24 Lapwing, 28 Oystercatcher, 14 Curlew, 40+ Teal, 360+ Wigeon & 141 Shelduck (P Kemp)

Hayle, Porth Kidney/Towans: 1 Black-throated Diver, 17 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Skua. (P St Pierre)

Towan Head: 1 imm Pomarine Skua, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Red-throated Diver, c600 auk sp. this am. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Callestick: Woodcock, Teal, Firecrest and Chiffchaff from private garden and lake (T Wilson)

Lower Tamar Lake: 10 Goosander 2m 8f (at 09:30), 3 Willow Tit, 3 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Tufted Duck 5m 3f, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant. (R. Mudge)

Gannel Estuary: 830 Black-headed Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Plover, 120 Curlew. (S Rowe)

Hannafore: 7 Great Northern Diver, 1 Gannet, 4 Eider (3 drakes 1 f), 1 Shag, Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (M&R Frost)

Millbrook: Great Crested Grebe still on the lake, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Moorhen, 5 Cormorant, 1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, numerous Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, many Teal. (D Sharp)

Rame Head: 2 Kestrel, 4 Cirl Bunting. (D Sharp)

Penryn River: Spoonbill still.

Sancreed: ringtail Hen Harrier

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Christmas Day 2019

From the editorial team at CBWPS we wish all our readers and their families

Nadelik Lowen, a very Merry Christmas

 

Sennen: 1 American Buff-bellied Pipit still. (T McGowan)

Newlyn: Black Guillemot and Iceland Gull still in the harbour. 1 Water Rail, Black Redstart, 2 Blackcap and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Falmouth Bay: Black Guillemot still. Red-necked Grebe, 25 Common Scoter, 2 Great Northern Diver. (G Wills)

Swanvale, Falmouth: 2 Water Rail, Moorhen, Firecrest, Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch (male). (C. Goldsmith)

Lands End: 1 Black Redstart on the White House. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) 

Penzance: 1 Black Redstart on neighbour’s rooftop, Lidden area. (T Mills, armchair birding!)

Sancreed: 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 59 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Gannel Estuary: 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 1f Blackcap, 1 Little Grebe on the Boating lake. (S Grose) Also, 18 Blackcap , 1 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Chapel Amble: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 15+ Common Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 7 Water Pipit, c.15 Meadow Pipit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Redshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Mute Swan, 14 Teal, 2 Water Rail. (P Roseveare)

Mount Hawke: 2 Collared Dove, 2 Great Tit, 1 Wren, 3 Starling, 3 Blackbird (male), 1 Robin, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 2 Chaffinch all around mid-day. (RB & PC Girling “garden birding”)

Helford River: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe off Tremayne Quay. (M Nattrass)

Illogan: 1 Ring-necked Parakeet in churchyard at 16:3. (D Eva)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (G Barter)

Bartinney: 1 Merlin. (R Veal)

Carnewas: 1 Black Redstart. (R Nicholls)

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Monday 25th November 2019

Gerald Stanley Gay (Stan to his many friends) sadly passed away on 31st October 2019 at home with his family aged 80 years, a loving husband, dad and grandad. The funeral service will be at 11:00 Trelawny Chapel, Penmount Crematorium, Tuesday 26th November 2019. No flowers by request, donations in lieu if desired for the British Heart Foundation may be sent c/o the funeral directors W J Beswetherick & Son Ltd, Central House, Fairmantle Street, Truro Tel 01872 274021

Stan Gay 8th March 2019

Late news, 24/11, St Ives Island: Juvenile Female Merlin. (C Oates)

Merlin – Chris Oates

Penzance: Pacific Diver again off Jubilee Pool, but distant. Also 6+ Great Northern Diver, 4+ Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Skua and 1 airborne Blue-fin Tuna. (L Proctor) 7 Red-throated Diver, 7 Great Northern Diver, 50+ Common Scoter, 23 Purple Sandpiper ,32 Sanderling,1 Kittiwake,1 Great Skua (O Frampton)

Stithians Reservoir: 1f Lesser Scaup from Stuart Hutchings hide, plus 1 Mediterranean Gull. (J Chapman, R ffrench-Constant)

Malpas: 1 Firecrest in private garden. Also 2 Siskin on feeder. (A.Hill)

Loe pool: 1 Bittern (S Bury)

Lizard Point: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Red-throated Diver past, 600 Kittiwake in an hour. (D Collins)

Illogan: 1 Ring-necked Parakeet in Ventonraze 08.40 (J Baker)

River Gannel: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Dipper, 7 Little Egret, 2 Blackcap at Gannel filling station. (S Grose)

Newquay : 100+ Pied Wagtail roosting on the roof of Morrisons Supermarket at 9pm (S Grose)

St Ives: 2 male Blackcap in private garden this morning. (M Rouncefield)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Green Sandpiper on the weir. 10 Goosander 3m 7f, 2 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Tufted Duck, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren. (R Mudge)

Looe: viewed from Hannafore this afternoon; 7 Eider, 1 Teal, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Slavonian Grebe (A Payne)

Pencarrow Estate: 3 Marsh Tit, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Crossbill (L Payne)

 

Thursday 19th September 2019

Late photo, 12/9, Davidstow airfield: Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Barry Rankine

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, BarryRankine

Late news, 16/9 Marazion Beach: 21 pale-bellied Brent Geese at 17.00. Also 9 Sanderling, 8 Dunlin, 28 Turnstone, 22 Ringed Plover. Also Wheatear on Marazion Marsh. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 16/9 Ryan’s Field, Hayle: 7 Sandwich Tern over and 7 Bar tailed Godwit at high tide. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 17/9 Tresillian River: 2 Kingfisher chasing each other at Tresemple Pool. 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 18/9 Tresillian: significant movement of Swallows flying up the river at 19.30 for several minutes, as many as a thousand birds in the flock. Also 3 Common Sandpiper. (A Nicholson)

Davidstow airfield: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present also 1 Yellow Wagtail also good numbers of Dunlin and Common Ringed Plover.  (P Ash).  Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Paul Ash

Yellow Wagtail, Paul Ash

Yellow Wagtail, Paul Ash

St Levan: the presumed re-introduced White Stork still present.

Lizard: 1 Firecrest (point),1 Marsh Harrier (thru), 3+ Whinchat, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Wheatear (M Pass) Also1 juv Rosy Starling still.

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Caspian Gull reported.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Ruff and 1 Little Stint. 1 Osprey over estuary. (L Proctor) Osprey caught fish at c09.45. (K Noble) Carnsew Pool: 1 juv. Little Stint, 2 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 15 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 34 Bar-tailed Godwin, 6 Little Grebe late pm. (R Veal)

Little Stint, Mashuq Ahmad

Penzance: 1 Osprey over Chyandour heading to Marazion at 9.30. (P St Pierre)

Devoran: 1 Osprey fishing opposite the Pandora Inn at about 14.15. (B Mellow) 1 Peregrine taking a Black-tailed Godwit this evening. (S Williams)

Peregrine, Stephen Williams

Peregrine, Stephen Williams

Peregrine, Stephen Williams

Peregrine, Stephen Williams

Peregrine, Stephen Williams

Marazion: 20 Pale-bellied Brent still, 2 Dunlin and 1 Mediterranean Gull. (B Hibbett) Also 1 Wheatear, 7 White Wagtail, 20 pale-bellied Brent Goose still, 3 Dunlin, 40+ Ringed Plover, 20+ Turnstone, 6 Sanderling on the beach. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Tree Pipit (over), 1 Water Rail, 4 Snipe, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler. (R Veal)

Restronguet Point: 2 Osprey. (J Chapple) (late report of 1 Osprey here on 14th Sept – C Swan).

Wadebridge: 6 Cattle Egret just below Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose)

Towan Head, Newquay: 40+ Turnstone, 14 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin on rocks behind Headland Hotel. (M  Lammas)

Tregardock: 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (T Potterton)

Porthgwarra: 2 Whinchat, 1 Redstart, and 2 Tree Pipit.

St Ives: 1 juv Brent Goose. (D Cains)

Brent Goose, David Cains

Kingsmill Lake: 3 Avocet, 18 Greenshank, 2 Knot, 1 Ringed Plover & 8 Dunlin. (M Beer)

Loe Pool: 1 Hobby ( juv ), 1 Osprey 13.30hrs heading south west. (I Webster)

St Loy Cove, St Buryan: pod, 10+, Bottlenose Dolphin, 11am. (T Andrews)

Tresillian River: Osprey fishing (unsuccessfully) at 11.20 this morning opposite Tresemple Pool. Also Peregrine attempted to take a Dunlin, plus 14 Greenshank. (A Nicholson)

Malpas: 2 Ospreys, juv., over river towards St Clement, 11.00. Also reported later over Lambe Creek. 7 Herons. (A Hill)

Swanpool: 8 (2 ad 6 juv) Little Grebe, 4 (2 ad 2 cyg) Mute Swan, 12+ Tufted Duck, 10+ Mallard, 20+ Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Cormorant, 50+ Black-headed Gull, 30+ Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull 12.40 – 13.40. (M Webb)

Little Grebe, Martin Webb

Mute Swan, Martin Webb

Tufted Duck, Martin Webb

Moorhen, Martin Webb

Porth Joke: 2 Yellow Wagtail this evening. (S Rowe)

Cot Valley: 2 Spotted Flycatcher in garden, (Bosorne, Corner House). Also 1 juv Hobby hunting Swallows over cliffs at Porth Nanven. (G Barlow)

Lands End: 6 Spotted Flycatcher in pines adjacent to Swingates. (J Hicks)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper.

Rame: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Raven, 2 N Wheatear, 3 Meadow Pipit, 8 Stonechat, 3 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Yellowhammer. (C Buckland)

Yellow Wagtail, Chris Buckland

Praze-an-Beeble: 1 Nightjar reported for it’s second day.

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Wednesday 18th September 2019

Late news, 17/9, Penzance: 2 Ring-necked Parakeet in area around the Humphry Davy School. (P Taylor pers comm)

Davidstow airfield: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present and Little Stint. (R Wilkins) Also 4 White Wagtail, 5 skylark, 4 Wheatear, 15 Dunlin, 20 Ringed Plover and 14 Dunlin. (S Windle)  Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Little Stint, Stevan Windle

Little Stint, Stevan Windle

Nanjizal: 1 Corncrake flushed from private ringing site.

Lizard area: 1 juv Rosy Starling still, 1 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Redstart, 1 Willow Warbler. (M Pass)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Osprey again and 1 Spotted Redshank. Also 2 Ruff, 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper. (K Noble) Ryan’s Field:1 Little Stint, 5 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 2+ Whimbrel, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 35+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 30+ Redshank and 100+ Curlew, just before dusk. (R Webb)

Lands End: at least 3 Whinchat along cycle path.

Marazion: 20 Pale-breasted Brent Geese at mouth of Red River. (P Fraser) Also 1 Hobby ( juv), 1 Firecrest, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (I Webster)

Gulval: 1 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat in Brassica/maize fields east of church. c40 Swallow feeding over village/fields. (P St Pierre)

Bude, Whalesbough Lake: 1 ad and 1 juv Pink-footed Geese flew in with 200+ Canada Geese plus 1 Barnacle Goose (probably the same one from last year). (N Bastin)

Pink-footed Geese, Nigel Bastin

Pink-footed Geese, Nigel Bastin

Barnacle Goose, Nigel Bastin

Penlee: 1 Nightjar on post by upper gate near footpath towards Penlee Battery NR. (C Buckland)

Nightjar, Chris Buckland

Devoran: 1 Osprey again briefly this morning

Porthgwarra, the Coastguards to Trevean: 1 Firecrest, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Snipe, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 25+ Wheatear. (R Webb) Gwennap Head/ Nanjizel: 2 Chough, 13 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 2 Raven, 2 Kestrel, 66 Linnet, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 29 Mute Swan, 150 Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 12 Mallard, 4 Wigeon, 6 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 24 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 65 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper (Treraven), 85 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 125 Curlew, 170 Black-headed Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 125 Herring Gull, 3 Great black-backed Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 3 House Martin, 11 Swallow, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 1 Magpie, 8 Jackdaw, 2 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 12 House Sparrow, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Copper (M Scawen et al.)

Porth Joke: 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 1 Water Rail, 2 Sparrowhawk. (S Rowe)

Maer Lake: 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 6 Lapwing, 3 Barnacle Geese with c500 Canada Geese. (DK Parker)

Treraven Meadows, Wadebridge: 4 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 6 Red-legged Partridge,1 Little Egret 1 Grey Heron, 20 Teal (3pm).  (M Lammas)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 2 Purple Sandpiper with 14 Turnstone and 2 Ringed Plover this evening. (N Sharp)

Lower Bosistow cliff/ Nanjizel: 1 Tawny Owl at 23.00hrs, several Snipe heard. (S Grose)

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