Monday 26th August 2019

Late photo, 25/8, Drift Reservoir: White Storks. (M Ahmad) Video here. (J Chapple)

White Stork – Mashuq Ahmad

Trevescan: Western Bonelli’s Warbler at Vingoe Cottage, opposite Apple Tree cafe, but mobile, still present to 18:30 at least. Also Pied Flycatcher, Willow Warbler, ad Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Ringed Plovers, 20+ White Storks over at 18:25. (J Greep et al.)

Western Bonelli’s Warbler – Mashuq Ahmad

Western Bonelli’s Warbler – Mashuq Ahmad

Western Bonelli’s Warbler – Mike McKee

Tregilliowe Farm Ponds: 1 Aquatic Warbler a very “badger headed” individual seen briefly but well at 12.30 in stream towards Truthwall, 1 Peregrine loafing on pylon. (M Weake)

St Ives: Possible Brown Booby seen from the beach but no binoculars. (K Wilson)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 22 released White Stork and 2 Osprey still present until 09:10 when flushed by photographers. Also 1 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1f Kingfisher, 4 Swift. Also 1 Fox. (J St Ledger, L Proctor, R Chiffers) 2 Osprey between 12:00 & 15:00 – one ringed that we could see (number we could see is: 83 N4). (E Smart) Also 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 15 Cormorant, 1f Kingfisher, 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 20+ Mallard 09.30 – 14.00. (M Webb) 20 White Storks feeding in NE arm at 19:30 & 1 Osprey in tree. Storks went to roost in the pines at c19:55. (D Flumm)
Please could all observers stay on the west bank and maintain a suitable distance to prevent disturbing the birds. Thank you.

White Stork – John St Ledger

White Stork – John St Ledger

Osprey – John St Ledger

Osprey – John St Ledger

Osprey (ringed) – Ellie Smart

Osprey – Martin Webb

Great Crested Grebe – Martin Webb

Kingfisher – Robin Chiffers

Porthgwarra: 22 White Storks over, heading towards Land’s End at 09:30. (M Wallace) {Eds – these birds were released from a reintroduction project in West Sussex, on the Knepp Estate}

Higher Bosistow: White Stork flock heading towards Ardensawah at 13:50. (P Fraser)

St Levan: White Stork flock circling at 14:00. (M Wallace)

Treen: White Stork flock over Logan’s Rock, seen from a bus. (M Elliott)

Trevilley: 1 White Stork sitting on a chimney. (R Veal)

Boscawen: 20 White Storks settled on the ground at c18:25. (per P Taylor)

Porthgwarra: American Golden Plover heard only over Trevean appeared to be heading north. (R Veal) Also 3 Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 24 White Wagtail, 2 Willow Warbler & 4 Tree Pipit between here and St Levan. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: Spotted Crake seen early am and 1 Tree Pipit over. 159 birds ringed including: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 97 Sedge Warbler (2 controls), 8 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 11 Whitethroat, 3 Garden Warbler, 13 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 14 Blackcap. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson et al.)

St Ives, Buttermilk Hill: 1 Quail put up by dog, 3 Common Buzzard with calling juv., 4 Raven, 1m Kestrel, 67 House Martin, 6 Whitethroat, 12 Stonechat, 2 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 12 Meadow Pipit, 8 Linnet. (V Stratton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Tree Pipit over at 07:30. (S Rogers) Also 14 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Hobby chasing c500 House Martins / Swallows, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler and 1 Gadwall this evening. (R Creek, DK Parker)

Marazion: 3 Sandwich Terns fishing offshore this evening. (R Creek)

Land’s End: 12+ Yellow Wagtail with cattle off Trinity Loop. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Greenshank, 3 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 10 Curlew, 10 Teal, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Raven, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 10 Teal, 5 Swallow, 15 Cormorant (S Van Hear) Also 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Marsh Tit (feeders), 1 Coal Tit, 1 Bullfinch. (P Smale)

Goss Moor: 1 Redshank, 7 Tree Pipit. (B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wryneck. (P Roseveare B Bosisto)

Colliford Lake: 1 juv Little Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 7 Yellow Legged Gull, 251 Lesser Black Backed Gull. (P Roseveare B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary (Key holders only):  1 Wood Sandpiper (front, left of hide on edge of pool by the two posts), 1 Black tailed Godwit, 1 Sedge Warbler, mixed ducks (mostly Mallard and Teal, some Gadwall), 6 x Moorhen inc. juveniles, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant. (M Brooks, J Piper)

Falmouth, Pendennis: 1 f Blackcap, 10 Oystercatcher, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Whimbrel, flock of Long-tailed Tit. (S Grose)

Castle Beach: 1 Wheatear, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Turnstone. (S Grose)

Swanpool Beach: 12 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Swanpool: 14 Little Grebe, 1 Pr Mute Swan with 2 Cygnets, 3 Cormorant (1 with an eel), 7 Mediterranean Gull (1 coming for and taking bird seed) , 65 Black-headed Gull, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 35 Coot, 12 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose) 1 Little Grebe with 3 chicks and 1 Clouded Yellow. (S Court)

Med Gull – Shaun Grose

Devoran: 130 Curlew, 14 Oystercatcher, 112 Redshank, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 19 Mute Swan, 19 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Sancreed: 1 Kestrel, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, c250 Swallow, 60 House Martin, 7 Stonechat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 8 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 20 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Bass Point: 1 Pied Flycatcher (A Witheywood)

Pied Flycatcher – Andrew Witheywood

Caerthillian: 5 Chough, 1 Wryneck, 2 Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 20 Whitethroat (D Eva)

Croft Pascoe: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Firecrest, 1 Hobby (D Eva)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Great Shearwater at 10:05, Balearic Shearwater at 12:30 plus 4 Common Dolphin.

Zennor: Pied Flycatcher behind the church.

Croft Pascoe, Goonhilly: Wheatear, Lesser Emperor & 2 Emperors at Croft Pascoe Pool, numerous Painted Ladies, Graylings, Common Darters & Black-tailed Skimmers. (J & D Chapman)

Kings Mill Lake: 46 Common Tern (one silver ringed), 5 juv & 1 Adult sum plum Black Tern, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Dunlin, 5 Whimbrel, 8 Greenshank, Redshank and Curlew. Also 1 Clouded Yellow. (P Kemp)

Truro River: 81 Curlew from Sunny Corner. (S Grose)

Torpoint: 12 Black Tern reported off Marine Drive at 19:10. (P Kemp)

Mount’s Bay from Penzance, to about 4 miles off Lamorna Cove: 250 Manx Shearwater, 1 Knot at Penzance Harbour, 1 Eider, 120+ Common Dolphin, 20+ Harbour Porpoise and Whale heard blowing twice but not seen. (R Kirkwood) Minke Whale with Common Dolphin in Mounts Bay this evening. (M Elliott)

Knot & Turnstone – Rupert Kirkwood

Manx Shearwater – Rupert Kirkwood

Common Dolphin – Rupert Kirkwood

Harbour Porpoise – Rupert Kirkwood

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 18 Sandwich Terns, 2 Gadwall, 6 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 1 Black-tailed Godwit & 12 Mediteranean Gulls. (J Hawkey) Also 1 Common Sandpiper. (M Halliday)

Common Sandpiper – Mark Halliday

Porth Sulinces: 1 Chough. (M Solomon)

Lamorna: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (M McKee)

Goonhilly: Osprey over heading south. (R Birchett) Lesser Emperor still at Croft Pascoe Pool. (J & D Chapman)

Cadgwith: 2 Hummingbird Hawkmoth, 1 Clouded Yellow. (P+C Brewster)

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