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)

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