Monday 16th September 2019

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield by the orange windsock at 11:15 at least, also 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Little Stint. (L Proctor) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Lizard: 1 Wryneck, 2 Redstart, 1 Whinchat, 8+ Yellow Wagtail and 1 Firecrest. (M Pass) 1 juv Rosy Starling in centre of village 1445. (G Barlow)

Trevilley: 1 Barred Warbler, (in the last blackthorn clump in the valley that leads into Nanjizal from Trevilley) 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Redstart, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler. (P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey arrived low over the estuary at 09.55 from the SW. (J Hawkey, M Halliday) Copperhouse Creek: 1 Knot this afternoon. (M Rouncefield)

Osprey, Mark Halliday

Osprey, Mark Halliday

Knot, Marlene Rouncefield

Walmsley Sanctuary: 5 Cattle Egret, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 1 Water Rail. (B Bosisto)

Penzance: 13 Ringed Plover, 5 Turnstone, 2 Dunlin, 1 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Grey Wagtail. (K&M Noble) Ring-necked Parakeet over Treneere 08:00. (S Mayes)

Purple Sandpiper – M Noble

Carnyorth Common: 1 Wryneck flew from footpath north of the mast at 10:50.

Drift Reservoir (Members only): 1 Wryneck on the rocks near the dam. (A Witheywood, J Hicks) 1 Osprey still present in NE arm this evening, also 2 Green Sandpiper. (T Mills)

Wryneck, Andrew Witheywood

Wryneck, Jack Hicks

Wryneck, Jack Hicks

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrest at the top of the valley. (S Turner)

Marazion: 16 Pale-bellied Brent Geese on the beach at 12:30.

Newlyn: 5 Pale-bellied Geese opposite the harbour. (T Mills)

Bude Marshes: A Sedge Warbler heard and then seen this morning. (H Kendall)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 7 Lapwing, 6 Curlew, Peregrine, c50 Alba Wagtail,  2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Gadwall, 41 Teal, 32 Mallard, 1 Kingfisher. (S Kolodziejski, J St Ledger)

Wood Sandpiper, John St Ledger

Sancreed: 4 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 78 White Wagtail, 140 Linnet. (D Flumm)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck late morning on fence by the coast path just behind the lower car park.  Passage of good numbers Meadow Pipits through the area early afternoon and 2 Raven. (P & C Leigh) Also highlights of a seawatch between 7.30 and 10am: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 1 Merlin through under the lighthouse. (R Webb)

Malpas: 1 juv Osprey, chased off by crows then gulls. (S Buckle), later seen fishing at confluence mid-afternoon. (A.Hill)

Tregoss Moor: 2 Whinchat, 1 Willow Tit (unringed). (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Tywardreath: 9 Goldfinch on garden feeders – including 2 young and 1 adult with totally leucistic head plumage. (R. Barlow)

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest, 2 Tawny Owl. (R Veal)

Constantine: 2 Whinchat in field behind doctor’s surgery. (D Collins)

Bass Point: 1 Redstart. (D Collins)

Lizard Point: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Swift. (D Collins)

Downderry: 16 Kittiwake and 280+ Gannet moving west, 1 Great Skua and  a few Manx Shearwaters also present, 6 Harbour Porpoise noted and on the beach at least 5 White Wagtail. (A Payne)

Helford Passage: 1 Sandwich Tern this afternoon. (R Clarke)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Osprey today at 18:00. (D Hall, S Buckle)

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Sunday 15th September 2019

Late news, 14/9, Davidstow: 30 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 20 Swallow, 15 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (S Windle)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Great White Egret at 07:20. (B Mellow) One Great White Egret still present at 07:55-08:00 when it flew off south. (L Proctor, I Webster) 1 Great White Egret early afternoon. (S Grose) Also 15 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Greenshank, 3 Wigeon, 1 m Blackcap, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit on Carnsew Pool. (S Grose) Osprey flying around the estuary with a fish at 17:00. (M Ahmad)

Penzance: Great White Egret at 08:25 flying west. 6 Eider off Chyandour. (L Proctor, I Webster)

Drift Reservoir: Great White Egret flew from the Newlyn direction at 08:34 and landed in the NE arm of the reservoir at 08:43. (D Flumm) 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover and 1 Dunlin. (S Rogers) 2 Osprey, (1 flying over dam on arrival, left towards Newlyn, 2nd seen late afternoon having just caught a fish and returned into NE arm). Also 6+ Little Egret, 6+ Grey Heron, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Gadwall, 1 eclipse male Tufted Duck, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Kingfisher, 14 Cormorant, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Snipe, 1 juv Grey Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 2 Bullfinch, 1 m Blackcap, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs. (T Mills)

Lizard Village: Rosy Starling still present plus 4+ Yellow Wagtail and 3 Tree Pipit over early. Also 1 Merlin. (M Pass)

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Curlew Sandpiper still present early morning.

Porthgwarra: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, c250 auk sp and c100 Kittiwakes between 07:00 & 10:00. Also 1 White Stork, possibly with a tracking device attached to back over the cove at 11:00, then chased off east by corvids plus 2 Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Yellowhammer around the valley in the afternoon. (R Webb) 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 12 Wheatear & 2 Willow Warbler, plus White Stork in fields west of St Levan Church at 16:20. (M Wallace)

Carnyorth Common: Wryneck in bracken on south side of mast. (P Clement)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 12 White Wagtail. (S Rogers) 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin (D Eva)

Falmouth: 7 Brent Geese at Gyllingvase Beach, flew east at 09:10. (S Rogers)

Coverack: 7 Brent Geese at 09:50. (J Foster) Also 1 Green Woodpecker. (D.Beadle)

Penmarth Farm Campsite, nr Coverack: 1 Whinchat, c4 Wheatear, c10 Pied/White Wagtails in ploughed field, c120 Swallow overhead. (D.Beadle)

Trevothan, nr Coverack: c50 Swallow, 2+ House Martin, 8 Jackdaw catching aerial insects. (D.Beadle)

Bartinney: Redstart opposite the old barn. (J Chapple)

Nanquidno: 3 Whinchat at Little Hendra Farm. (P Fraser)

Godolphin Cross: Firecrest in  a private garden. (C Richards)

Charlestown: 1 Chiffchaff in garden. (D Hastilow)

Alsia: 100+ White Wagtail in freshly-planted bulb fields along minor road NW of Alsia. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Penzance Wherrytown: 5 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. (S Grose)

Penzance: Green Parakeet sp. (presumed Ring-necked?) in a private garden this morning. (P Cox) At least 2 Firecrest still in Morrab Gardens this morning, with Long-tailed Tit flock. (G Barlow)

Truro: 1 Osprey over Truro River & Boscowan Park, 10:00-10:30. (J Holmes)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Sparrowhawk over, 1 Common Lizard, 1 Clouded Yellow. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 1 Osprey at 13:30, 20 pale bellied Brent Goose, 5 Mute Swan, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Lesser Black Backed Gull. (S Grose)

Longrock Pool: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 6 Canada Goose, 2 Cormorant, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 11 Mallard, 9 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 10 Lapwing, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 85 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 3 Buzzard, 4 Raven, 39 Carrion Crow, 21 Jackdaw, 1 Magpie, 1 Woodpigeon, 5 Stock Dove, 3 Blackbird, 8 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, 3 Robin, 12 Pied Wagtail, 77 Meadow Pipit, 14 Linnet, 16 House Sparrow, 1 Wren and 2 Painted Lady. (DAConway)

Nanjizal: 618 new birds ringed! Migrants included 472 Blackcap, 10 Garden Warbler, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 29 Reed Warbler, 29 Sedge Warbler,1 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 15 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 8 Redstart, 1 Firecrest, 1 Tree Pipit and 1 Whinchat. (P Roseveare) Also seen 1 Barn Owl, 1 Water Rail, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Firecrest. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Pendeen: 2 Pied Flycatchers. (P Combridge)

Kenidjack: 1 Redstart, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Firecrest and 25+ Blackcap. (S Rogers)

Cot Valley: 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap. (S Rogers, P Fraser)

Nanquidno: 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap. (P Fraser)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Lapland Bunting calling. (P Fraser)

Tywardreath: 2 young Collared Dove feeding on spill from garden feeders in private garden. ( R. Barlow)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Snipe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Little Grebe, 5 Teal, 1 Bar tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 19 Linnet. (S Grose)

Devoran: 2 Ospreys and 1 ad Spotted Redshank. (L Langley)

Downderry: 10 Grey Herons noted flying off the sea at 0705. Plenty of Manx Shearwaters feeding well offshore with a few Bottle-nosed Dolphins. Moving west were a Red-throated Diver, 17 Kittiwakes, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, a Common Gull, 3 Common Scoters and 130 Gannets all before 08:00. (A Payne)

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Bude Marshes: 3 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 139 Mallard, 20 Moorhen, 10 Wood Pigeon, 32 Canada Geese, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Blackbird, 4 Robin, 3 Swallow, 6 Crow, 2 Magpie, 3 Rook, 1 Dunnock, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (R Mudge)

Crowdy Reservoir: 4 Crossbill, 1 Juv. Little Stint, 1 Greenshank, 1 Little Egret, 2-4 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 12 Ringed Plover, 10+ Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 34 Mallard, 10+ Teal, 1 Kestrel, 12 White Wagtails, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 34 Canada Geese, 11 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorants. (B Craven)

Little Stint – Brian Craven

Gannel Estuary: 6 Grey Heron flew out to sea, 2 Common Gull. (S Rowe)

RAF St Mawgan: 28+ Goldfinch, 12 Starling, 5 Pied Wagtail and one Sparrowhawk, near the water tower this afternoon. (L Curry)

Mabe Burnthouse, nr Penryn: 3 Spotted Flycatcher in private garden at Lower Spargo. (D Chaney)

St Newlyn East Downs: 2 Snipe, 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Ruan Lanihorne: 3 Osprey. (D Hall, S Buckle, W Lloyd)

Penny Crocker Farm, nr Boscastle: 1 Firecrest, 1 Short-eared Owl. (R Evans)

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Saturday 14th September 2019

Late news, 13/9, Gwennap Head:  1 Wheatear, 8 Chough (including one group of 5 individuals), multiple groups of Gannet, several flocks Linnet (inc one of c16 birds), 1 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 2 Grayling (mating) 2 Clouded Yellow. (M Claughton, D Roe) Also 1 Great Shearwater and 1 Sooty Shearwater at 11:20. (M Binding)

Late news, 13/9, Scillonian III wildlife cruise, 13/9, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 15 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Oystercatcher, 43 Kittiwake, 116 Gannet, 3000+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 3 Common Scoter, 21 Great Black-backed Gull, 50 Black-headed Gull, 3 Fulmar, 2 Swallow, 1 Guillemot. Wolf Rock to St Marys: 33 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Guillemot, 2 Kittiwake, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. St Marys to Wolf Rock: 22 Manx Shearwater, 119 Gannet, 2 Great Skua, 1 Fulmar, 2 Common DolphinWolf Rock to Penzance: 425 Manx Shearwater, 26 Gannet, 1 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot, 1 Fulmar, 14 Great Black-backed Gull, 14 Kittiwake, 1 Arctic Skua. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Late news, 13/9, Ruan Lanihorne: 3 Osprey. (C Hughes, S Buckle)

Nanquidno/Cot Valley: Tawny Pipit in big sloping field above Polpry Cove at 09:30-09:40. (N Wheatley)

Porthgwarra: Tawny Pipit reported briefly at 09:30.

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield by the orange windsock to late morning at least, also Curlew Sandpiper. (P Ash) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Lizard: Juv Rosy Starling on Morwenna Apartment roof. Firecrest Bass Point. 3 Whinchat Kynance Road. (M Pass) 3 Whinchat, 9+ Wheatear, 3 Tree Pipit, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap and 12 Chiffchaff. (L Langley)

Sancreed: White Stork arrived very high from east 14:35 then turned NW when 2 km from Beacon before continuing west over hills towards St Just 14:48. 6 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 8 Stonechat, 4 Whitethroat, 16 White Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 140 Linnet area. c700 Swallow, 4 Sand Martin east. (D Flumm)

White Stork – Dave Flumm

Windmill Farm: Red-backed Shrike (juv) in field at south end of reserve, 10 Wheatear, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Whitethroat. (D Wright)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Osprey (unringed juv), 4 Little Egret, 3 Gadwall, 13 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 6 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, c60 Swallow, c30 House Martin, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 6 Alba Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm) Also 1 Whimbrel over. (T Mills)

Osprey – Dave Flumm

Osprey – Dave Flumm

Marazion: 1 Wheatear on the beach. (M Costa) c20 Pale-bellied Brent Geese offshore at 08:20. (P St Pierre) 55 Pale-bellied Brent Geese early afternoon. (M Elliott) Firecrest in a private garden. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Whinchat and 1 Wheatear. (P St Pierre)

Penzance: Green Sandpiper over Heamoor, calling. (P St Pierre) 3 Firecrest in Morrab Gardens and 2 Firecrest South Parade opposite the Acorn Theatre. (M Elliott)

Land’s End: Wryneck, 5 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whitethroat, 3 White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail & 1 Ringed Plover on Treeve Moore. 9 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat south of the car park and Golden Plover over. (P St Pierre)

Land’s End to Sennen: 4 Whinchat, 18 Wheatear. (P St Pierre)

Lamorna: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 2000+ Manx Shearwater and c10 Bluefin Tuna. (M Elliott)

Porthgwarra: 4 Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater and 3 Grey Phalarope by 09:30.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover (juv), 1 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 4 Lapwing, 6 Curlew, 31 Teal, 1 Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Raven, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (J St Ledger, L Langley) 2 Wood Sandpipers reported this afternoon.

Kingfisher – John St Ledger

Porth Joke: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 15 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 9 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 160 Swallow. (S Rowe)

Maer Lake: 1 Knot, 1 Little Stint with 7 Dunlin plus 2 Lapwing 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 17 Black tailed Godwits, 1 Common Sandpiper, a few Mallard and Black headed Gulls, probable Zebra Finch in thick hedge, but very elusive. (H Kendall, M Worden, A Roberts)

Sancreed: 4 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 16 White Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Pendeen: 6 Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, 1 Hobby, 138 Swallows east in 15 minutes at Woon Gumpus Common. (P Clement)

St Levan: Wryneck at top of Sycamore Valley plus 42 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, Firecrest, Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit, 2 Willow Warbler between here and Porthgwarra. (M Wallace)

Coverack: 4 Pale-bellied Brent Geese on rocks below the car park. 5 Pale-bellied Brent Geese in the bay at 16:15. (M Tindall)

Brent Goose – Martin Webb

Brent Goose – Martin Webb

Pentewan: 2 Spotted Flycatcher on the coast path at Higher Polstreath. (J Dunning)

Bodinnick: Common Sandpiper on the shoreline. (J Dunning)

Higher Bosisto/Nanjizal headland: 11 Wheatear; 8 White Wagtails; 1 Yellow Wagtail; 1 Whinchat; 1 Sparrowhawk; 2 Choughs; 4 Stonechats, 8 Clouded Yellow butterflies (inc. 1 Helice) feeding on dandelions on grass cliff face. Also Holly Blue, Painted Ladies, Red AdmiralsWall Browns and other common butterflies. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Towan Head: 11 Wheatear, 1 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 38 Oystercatcher, 3 Turnstone, 11 Linnet, 5 Rock Pipit, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kittiwake. (S Grose)

Crowdy Reservoir: Little Stint at mid-day, seen on far side just past fence area. (B Rankine)

Little Stint – Barry Rankine

Little Stint – Barry Rankine

Little Stint – Barry Rankine

Pendeen: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (P Combridge)

Rame Head area: Tree Pipit over E, 1 Wheatear female/juv, 10+ Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, female Kestrel, 2 Raven, 2 Clouded Yellow, 9 Painted Lady, 5 Red Admiral and 1 Small Copper. (R Smaldon)

Dozmary Pool: 7 Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 1 Snipe, 5 Wheatear. (K Pellow)

Colliford Reservoir: 23 Great Crested Grebe, 27 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 33 Swallow heading south. (K Pellow)

Whipsiderry: 2 Peregrine Falcon on Zacry’s Islands, 7 Oystercatcher, 1 m Reed Bunting, 2 Kestrel, 5 Raven, 7 Corn Bunting, 33 Linnet. (S Grose)

Malpas: 2 Osprey over Bar Creek this evening.

Padstow: 2 Osprey this evening. (P Morley)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Ruff, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Greenshank, 26+ Grey Heron. (R Veal)

Herons – David Hastilow

Godrevy: flock of Sanderling. (D Hastilow)

Sanderlings – David Hastilow

Ruan Lanihorne: 2 Osprey. (D Hall, J Hall, S Buckle, J Lewarne et al)

Devoran: 1 Osprey successfully fishing at 16:30. (R Loader)

Osprey – R Loader

Porth Mear: 1 Curlew, 7 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 7 Chough, 15 Blackcap. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Chough – Bob Bosisto

Chough – Bob Bosisto

St Merryn: 1 Barn Owl, 5 Grey Partridge at Trecarus Farm. (S Grose)

Nanquidno: Firecrest in Byways Cottage garden this afternoon. (P Munro)

Rosewall Hill: 120 House Martin, feeding over conifers where swarms of flies were gathered, 60+ Swallow, 2 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 4 Whitethroat, 150 Meadow Pipit, 4 Willow Warbler, 14 Stonechat, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Raven. Also, several Wall Butterflies, Large White and Small White, Peacock, Red Admiral and several Painted Lady butterflies. (V Stratton)

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Friday 12th September 2019

Late news, 12/9, Nanquidno: 30+ Linnet, 60+ Jackdaw, 6 Stonechat, 2 Chough, 4 Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 10+ Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Fulmar, 3 Shag, 20+ Gannet, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Raven, 2 Coal Tit, 10 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Jay, 8 Swallows. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Late news, 12/9, St Gothian Sands NR (14:00-15:10): 60+ Linnet, 57 Starling, 1 Buzzard, 200+ Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 27 Great Black-backed Gull, 18 Black-headed Gull, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Wheatear, 2 Greylag, 10+ Goldfinch, 3 Stonechat. (P Freestone)

Davidstow: 3 Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield by the orange windsock to late morning at least, also Curlew Sandpiper. (P Roseveare) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Marazion: 27 Brent Geese flew towards Little London at 07:45. (S Rogers) 53 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (33+ juv) off Red River mouth in the evening, also 5 White Wagtail, 1 Wheatear and c10 Sanderling on the beach and 1 Wheatear along Green Lane. (DK Parker, S Rogers, R Veal)

Brent Geese – Dave Parker

Penzance: 15 Brent Geese west over the harbour at 08:45. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) 2 Firecrest at Morrab Gardens. (M Wrights)

Mousehole: c1000 Manx Shearwater feeding offshore. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Siblyback Lake: Little Stint still at the north end also Greenshank & 3 Wigeon. (P Phillips)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 6 Little Egret, 5 Gadwall, 12 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 50 Swallow, 20 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 1 Redstart still. (J Swann)

Porthilly Point: 1 f Peregrine Falcon, 1 Raven, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Egret, 3 Curlew, 12 Turnstone, 6 Ringed Plover, 42 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 13 Meadow Pipit, 43 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover (juv), 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 11 Curlew, 1 Gadwall, 20+ Teal. (J St Ledger & Mr Loader) Also Wood Sandpiper reported again.

Coverack: 7 Brent Geese in the bay early morning. 2 Clouded Yellow and 1 Hummingbird Hawk moth on the Battery (P. Bedford)

Falmouth: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Mediterranean Gull on Castle Beach. (J Turner)

Swanpool Beach: 1 Mediterranean Gull. (J Turner)

Tamar Estuary: 38 Pale-bellied Brent at St John’s Lake, this afternoon, also 6 Knot. (D Julian)

Chapel Amble: Wood Sandpiper and 2 Green Sandpipers from the Olde House, (private hide with no public access). (H Miller)

Walmsley Sanctuary (keyholders only): 3 Cattle Egret visible from the Tower Hide. (R Treeby)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Little Stint, 19 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 White Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Millbrook: 2 Egyptian Geese. (D Julian)

Land’s End: 5 Chough, 1 Carrion/Hooded Crow hybrid, 3 Carrion Crow, 4 Dunnock, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Stonechat, 4 Linnet, 12 Goldfinch, 15+ Jackdaw, 1 Kestrel along cycle track and coast path 09:45 – 11:50. (M Webb)

hybrid crow – Martin Webb

Chough – Martin Webb

Stonechat – Martin Webb

Linnet – Martin Webb

Porthgwarra: c.6000 Manx Shearwater west between 15:30 and16:30, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Harbour Porpoise, 1 Minke Whale and 1 Nuclear Submarine! (M Jones)

Dobwalls: Female Wheater on our neighbour’s roof (C&J Duffy)

Kings Mill: Osprey, 33 Greenshank, 126 Redshank, ~160 Curlew, 24 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 5 juv Knot, c.160 Black-headed Gull, 14 Herring Gull, 8 Little Egret, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Sandwich Tern and 12 Teal (P Kemp)

Gannel Estuary: 8 Little Egret, 10 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank. (M Lammas, S Rowe)

Devoran: 12+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 50+ Curlew, 30+ Oystercatcher, 12 Ringed Plover mixed in with a small flock  of Dunlins. Large number of Redshanks, 1 Osprey. (S Williams)

Osprey – Steve Williams

Osprey – Steve Williams

Osprey – Steve Williams

Little Kelynack: 1 Spotted Flycatcher in a private garden. (C Moore)

Rame Head to Penlee: 25 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat , 18 N.Wheatear, 30 Meadow Pipit, 8 Skylark, 150+ Swallow, 8 House Martin. Also 13 Clouded Yellow & 15+ Painted Lady. (K Pellow)

Penlee NR: 17 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 16 . (K Pellow)

Thursday 12th September 2019

Late news, 11/9, Tremenheere Sculpture Park: 2 Firecrests in the afternoon. (B Watts)

Wadebridge: 6 Cattle Egret in field with cattle near Burniere Hide. (S Grose)

Cattle Egret – John St Ledger

Cattle Egret – John St Ledger

St Ives: 1st winter Lapland Bunting Rosewall Hill this afternoon. (P Clement)

Lapland Bunting – Pete Clement

Drift Reservoir (members only): 6 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 4 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm) Osprey reported at 11:45.

Porthgwarra: 7 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Great Skua, 2 commic tern and 1 Sandwich Tern by 10:00. (R Archer)

Lizard: Juvenile Long-tailed Skua west past Lizard Lighthouse (08:55) and 6 Sooty Shearwaters west (07:30-10:00). (D Oakley-Martin)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 17000 Manx Shearwater, 7 Whimbrel and 2 Common Terns in 5 hours. (R Treeby, S Lister)

St Levan: 16 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 2000+ Manx Shearwater, 4 Great Skua & 1 Pom Skua. (R Archer)

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper still on the airfield by the orange windsock to late morning at least, also Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear and numbers of Dunlin and Ringed Plover. (J St Ledger, S Keightley) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Curlew Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Curlew Sandpiper – Gary Treadwell

Stithians Reservoir: Juv Little Ringed Plover. (B Dodd, D Horton)

Marazion Beach: 1 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail, 9 juv. Sanderling, 14 Turnstone, 1 juv. Razorbill just metres from shoreline. 2 Snipe on the marsh. (R Veal)

Penzance: 1 juv. Cormorant still on lamppost around Tesco’s. (R Veal)

St Ives: 1 Female Wheatear in Barnoon cemetery. (K Money)

Mousehole: 6 (1 2cy & 5 juv/1w) Yellow-legged Gull, 8 Sandwich Tern, 13 Common Tern, 1 juv Arctic Tern, 1 Great Shearwater, 14+ Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, c4000 Manx Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua. Also c2000 Manx Shearwater over Bluefin Tuna between Mousehole and Lamorna. (M Elliott)

Kenidjack: Firecrest at bottom of valley. (J Swann)

Siblyback Lake: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 5 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (B Bosisto L Payne) 5 Wigeon, 3 teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Stint, 5 Dunlin plus 1 dead, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Snipe. (K Pellow)

Dozmary Pool: 2 Whinchat , 1 adult Yellow Legged Gull (B Bosisto L Payne)

Colliford Lake: 9 Dunlin, 11 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Gannel Estuary: 16 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank. (S Rowe)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Turnstone, 4 Little Egret, 7 Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe, 5 Rock Pipit, 2 Robin, 20+ House Sparrow 10.55 – 12.05 on Carnsew Pool. (M Webb) 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 23 Ringed Plover, 2 Knot, 15 Dunlin, only 28 Med Gulls, 140 Canada Geese, 6 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Sandwich Terns on mud with the Med Gulls this evening. (D Britton)

Rock Pipit – Martin Webb

Turnstone – Martin Webb

Curlew – Martin Webb

Bar-tailed Godwit – Martin Webb

Sennen Cove: 5 Med Gulls on sea. (D Britton)

River Tamar: 1 Osprey caught a fish and made several visits to Kingsmill early evening, also 2 Sandwich Tern  (M Beer)

Kings Mill Lake: 4 juv Knot, 34 Greenshank, c100 Curlew, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Sandwich Tern, 2 juv Dunlin, 8 Little Egret and Osprey (P Kemp)

Wadebridge, Treraven Meadows: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Grey Wagtail, 9 Teal, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 3 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Wednesday 11th September 2019

Late news, 10/9, Hayle Estuary: Osprey from Porth Kidney beach flying over the golf course at 11:10 carrying a Grey Mullet, also 110 Curlew, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, Wheatear & Clouded Yellow. (B Watts)

Late news, 10/9, Lizard Point: 1 Cory’s Shearwater reported.

Late photo, 10/9, Newlyn: 27 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. (L Proctor)

Pale-bellied Brent Geese – Linton Proctor

Davidstow: 2 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still on the airfield by the orange windsock to late morning at least, also Curlew Sandpiper again. (P Roseveare, M Alibone et al.) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only): 6 Cattle Egret. (A Langdon)

Porthilly Point: 51 Meadow Pipit, 9 Curlew, 146 Oystercatcher, 269 Mediterranean Gull on sand bar in middle of estuary, 1 Bar headed Goose with 253 Canada Geese, 9 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: 1 Sooty Shearwater, c30 Manx Shearwater, 1 Little Gull,1 Commic Tern, 1 Bonxie, c200 Linnet & c6 Harbour Porpoise all west from the cove between 07:15 7 09:15. (D Flumm, G Hirons) 4 Balearic Shearwater & 5 Sooty Shearwater between 15:30 & 17:00.

Porthgwarra: Firecrest in the copse at Ardensawah Farm. (M Wallace)

Penzance: 3 Firecrest in Morrab Gardens. (M Elliott) Kingfisher seaward side of Jubilee Pool. (D Flumm)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover (juv), 1 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 9 Snipe, 4 Lapwing, 3 Curlew, 1 Gadwall, 22 Teal, 1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger, S Kolodziejski)

Green & Wood Sandpipers – John St Ledger

Siblyback Reservoir: Juv Little Stint, 4 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 200 Swallow, Sand Martin & 4 Chiffchaff. (P Aley)

Pentewan: 31 Pale-bellied Brent Geese off Pentewan Sands, with 27 there yesterday.

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 6 + 6 cygnet Mute Swan, 52 Canada Goose, 65 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 55 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 2 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 70 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 200 Herring Gull, 22 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 55 House Martin, 7 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 2 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw, 7 Rook, 65 Carrion Crow, 11 Starling, 12 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Red Admiral. (M Scawen et al)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose) 108 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 102 Great Black-backed Gull. (S Rowe)

St Gothian Sands NR: Merlin (juv) flew off west, 2 Oystercatchers, 1 Wheatear, 9 Curlew, 1 Ringed Plover, 9 Sand Martins, 2 Raven, 9 Linnets, 6 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail,  2 Mute Swan, 4 Coot, 11 Little Grebe, 200+ Canada Geese, 6 Greylags (P.Freestone)

Tuesday 10th September 2019

There will be some disturbance at Walmsley Sanctuary on Wednesday 11th from 09:00 to early afternoon as we look to continue cutting back the vegetation to make it good for the birds and the birders! Thanks for your understanding and patience.

Late news, 9/9, Mount Edgcumbe Park: Flock of 28 Mistle Thrush dropped on to cricket pitch during heavy rain shower. (B Taggart)

Davidstow: American Golden Plover and Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield by the orange windsock, still present late morning. Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear. (B Bosisto et al.) Adult & juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper this afternoon also juv Curlew Sandpiper. (D Britton, M McKee)

American Golden Plover – Paul Ash

American Golden Plover – Gary Treadwell

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Paul Ash

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Mike McKee

Fowey: Honey Buzzard calling and circling over the river in the area of Bodinnick Ferry at 10:50. (R Barlow)

Nanquidno: Nightingale at the bottom of the valley. (T McGowan)

Trevose: Hooded Crow again around Boobys Bay. (D Britton)

Porthilly Point: 1 m Wheatear, 3 Teal, 1 Shelduck, 1 m Pintail, 1 Curlew, 3 Redshank, 66 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, 9 Turnstone, 11 Meadow Pipit, 3 Raven. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Osprey, 5 Little Egret, 13 nominate Cormorant, P.c.carbo, 2 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 5 White Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm) Osprey still present at 11:00. (J Swann) 1 Osprey, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1f Kingfisher, 9 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Cormorant, 20+ Mallard, 2 Coot, 1 Fox 9.40 – 11.30. (M Webb)

Osprey – Martin Webb

Peregrine – Martin Webb

Little Egret – Martin Webb

Osprey – Martin Webb

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey over heading NW at 10:15. Osprey again, fishing over the estuary, caught a mullet before flying off NW at 13:45 and fishing on and off most of the afternoon. (S Turner) Also 2 dead Guillemot placed together by path at Carnsew by the SW entrance. (J Hicks)

Longrock: 27 Pale-belled Brent Geese offshore at 11:35 slowly drifting west. (P Fraser) Off Chyandour at 12:15. (M Spicer) Off Newlyn at 12:55. (L Proctor)

Marazion: 27 Pale-bellied Brent Geese flew into Red river mouth from Little London at 19:35. (S Rogers)

Porth Kidney: Osprey over West Cornwall Golf Course at 11:00.

Rame: Wryneck on coast path below the coastguard cottages.

Land’s End: 5 Grey Wagtail, 1 Snipe. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Firecrest on path to stone bridge. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Lower Polmorla, St Wenn: 3 Spotted Flycatcher. (I Bennallick)

Camel Estuary Burniere Hide: 51 Mediterranean Gull in field above Trewornan Dam, following tractor, muck spreading. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary – 11:15 – 12:45: 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Teal 2 Curlew & 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (R & J Butts, J & J Atherton)
Rame Head to Penlee NR: 1 Wryneck along coastal footpath below Rame Coastguard Cottages intermittently between 12:00 and 13:00 hrs with no further sign. 32 Chiffchaff, 24 Blackcap, 5 Willow Warbler, 7 Whitethroat, 7 Wheatear, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Garden Warbler, 500+ Swallow, 60 Red Admiral, 30 Painted Lady, 2 Clouded Yellow & 1 Hummingbird Hawk-moth. (K Pellow)

St Columb Major: 1 Barn Owl circling winnards perch roundabout at 21. 00hrs.(S Grose)

Tehidy Woods: 1 Grey Heron, 30+ Mallard, 10+ Swans, 2 Robins, 1 Dunnock, 3 Moorhens, 1 Beautiful Demoiselle  and 1 Comma. (K Money)

Coverack: 1 Swift with Swallows and House Martins over Polcoverack Valley (D.Beadle)

Mermaid II: 2 Sooty Shearwater, c2000 Manx Shearwater, 3 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (2m off St Michael’s Mount), Great Skua, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit coming to roost on St Clement’s Isle with Curlew, 2 1w Yellow-legged Gull, 10-50 Bluefin Tuna feeding off Mousehole drifting west to St Lot. (M Elliott)

River Tamar, Clamoak Quay:  1 Osprey flying with caught fish into Egypt Bay just over the border in Devon. ( A. Parker )