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COVID-19 update: Society reserves and hides and now all open, but please refer to the Homepage for further information and a fuller statement from the board. We will be restarting the walks program after restrictions are relaxed on 19th July, kicking off with the weekly Pentire and Rumps Nature Walk. The walks last approximately 4 hours and will run through August 2021, covering flora and fauna as well as birds. Walks start at 10am and will be led by Jack Humphrey, Bernard Ide, Alan Taylor and Mike Scawen. Meet at Pentire Farm (SW936803). Phone Countrywise on 01208 812423 to check that walk is on.

Chough – Deena Sharp

Cornish Choughs: The Society is now maintaining the dedicated Chough sightings database for Cornwall, adding to the many thousands of records received from birders and members of the public since 2001. Please send your sightings to including, date, place, 6 fig grid ref if possible, and notes on any colour rings observed.

Celebrating a record-breaking year for Cornish Chough: 2021 has been a phenomenal success! For more information please read our article here


Garden Listing League 2021: Following on from the successes of lockdown listing last year we have decided to run a league for the whole of 2021 for lockdown in January and beyond. More details can be found on the website here – Cornwall Garden Listing League. Whether you have fantastic coastal views or a small suburban garden see what you can see and record this year. Good luck! (Last update 10th Sept).

Blackcaps: Have you seen a colour-ringed Blackcap in Cornwall this winter? If so, the BTO would love to hear from you! More details on the website here – BTO Blackcap Project

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Saturday 18th September 2021

Predannack – Soapy Cove: 2 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 5+ Chiffchaff. (J Chapman & S Bearhop)

Lizard Village:10 Chough overhead at Cross Common. (P White)

St Ives Island (8.30- 9.30h):  2 Spotted Flycatcher. 1 Goldcrest, also 2 Great Northern Diver in bay. (G Jones)

Late news, 13/09/21, St Ives: Hungarian colour ringed Mediterranean Gull ‘HJN1’ was ringed at Szeged ; Hungary on 6th May 2011. (G Jones)



Friday 17th September 2021

East Pentire, Newquay (16:00-19:15): 1 Wilson’s Petrel at 16.20 (present for c3 min feeding and briefly accompanied by Storm Petrel before flying back east into bay), 4 Storm Petrel, 6 Balearic Shearwater, small raft of Manx Shearwater, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe)

Sancreed: Red-backed Shrike for 7th day; Teal, 7 Mallard, c100 Swallow, c30 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Mousehole: (07:30-09:30), 1w Little Gull, 1 Arctic Tern and 10 Kittiwake. (S Rogers)

Pendeen: Wryneck still around Count House and Lower Carpark. (P Combridge)

Rame: a Pied Flycatcher this afternoon. (A Payne) Also 9 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 2 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 40 Swallow, 10 House Martin between Rame Head and Penlee. (K Pellow)

East Pentire: 2 Common Scoter, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Wheatear. (B Bosisto)

Clapper Marshes, Wadebridge: 3 Ruff, 3 Greenshank, 7 Green Sandpiper and 9 Black-tailed Godwit this afternoon. (D Julian)

Hayle, Copperhouse Creek: 2 Curlew, 12+ Ringed Plover, 6 Redshank, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Whimbrel. (V Skilton)

Siblyback Lake: m&f Ruff, 10 Ringed Plover, 1 juvenile Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Dunlin, 2 Pintail & 34 Teal. (P Kemp)

Downderry: 7 Common Scoter, 15 Manx Shearwater, 700+ Gannet, 1 Great Northern Diver, many Kittiwake, 3 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Sandwich Tern heading west, 0705-0930. (P Kemp & A Payne)

St Anthony Head: 1354 Gannet, 2 Common Scoter, dark phase Arctic Skua, Fulmar, 16 Shag, 2 Mediterranean Gull, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 3 Kestrel and Meadow Pipit. (C Foote, T Weston)

Hayle Millpool: Wood Sandpiper still, viewed from road running parallel to pool by first life belt. (Birdguides)

Stithians Reservoir: Wood Sandpiper still from Stuart Hutchings hide. (Birdguides)

Devoran: 2 juv Curlew Sandpiper, adult Spotted Redshank. (Birdguides)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 8 Cattle Egret, 13 Little Egret. (A Langdon)

St Just in Roseland: 1 Firecrest. (D Beadle)

Millbrook: 3 Mediterranean Gull and a Common Sandpiper. (A Payne)

Ardensawah Cliff: Aberrant Wall butterfly of form ‘latimargo’. (K. Dalziel and J. Hawkey)

Aberrant Wall – Kate Dalziel

Aberrant Wall – Kate Dalziel

Late video, 16/9, Pendeen: Wryneck, John Chapple.

tdm & dwb

Thursday 16th September 2021

Kynance – Soapy Cove: 1 Wryneck (Soapy Cove), 1 Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, 2 Tree Pipit, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Dartford Warbler (T Phelps)

Land’s End: juvenile RosyStarling went to roost with c25 Common Starling just south of Swingates at 19.10. (T Phelps)

Mullion Golf Course: 13 Chough. (D Scoble)

Siblyback Lake:  2 Heron , 7 Coot , 36 Little Grebe , 2 Great Crested Grebe , 43 Teal , 2 Pintail , 2 Tufted Duck . 10 Ringed Plover , 7 Dunlin , 1 Turnstone , 2 Greenshank, 1 Black- tailed Godwit , 2 Ruff , 7 Wheatear. ( K. Pellow )

Ruff. Keith Pellow

Ruff. Keith Pellow

Nanjizal:1 (f/imm) Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk; 2 Kestrel; 6 Common Buzzard, 3 Wheatears & 2 Whinchats (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Helston Loe Pool: 2 Osprey, 20 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Cormorant, 5 Chiffchaff. (A Tomkins)

Osprey. Andrew Tomkins

Osprey. Andrew Tomkins

Siblyback Reservoir: 10 Ringed Plover , 2 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (G. Blinch)

Land’s End: 5 Kestrel, 3 Wheatear, c50 Swallow. Also Migrant Hawker dragonfly. (D Flumm)

Migrant Hawker. Dave Flumm

Swallow juveniles. Dave Flumm

Swallow juveniles. Dave Flumm

Hayle Millpool: Wood Sandpiper. Viewed from road running parallel to pool by first life belt . (P Brinton)

Wood Sandpiper. Mike Spicer

Hayle Estuary: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Little Stint, 3 Black tailed Godwit (P St Pierre, S Murnan)

Black-tailed Godwit. Steve Murnan

Hayle Carnsew pool: 28 Dunlin, 8 juvenile Ringed Plover, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Great-Crested Grebe, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Little Stint, 1 Knot, 2 Greenshank, 4 Wheatear (M Webb, G Jones)

Ringed Plover. Martin Webb

Dunlin. Martin Webb

Rock Pipit. Martin Webb

Sancreed: 1 juv Red-backed Shrike for 6th day, plus 6 White Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Pendeen: 1 Barred Warbler, juvenile at Portheras, 1 Wryneck, 2 Whinchat (P Combridge, S Williams)

Wryneck, Steve Williams

Wryneck, Steve Williams

Wryneck. Steve Williams

Drift Reservoir: 2 Teal, 1 Peregrine, 1 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin,  1 Wheatear, 10 White Wagtail. (D Flumm, R Chiffers)

Peregrine. Robin Chiffers

Peregrine. Robin Chiffers

Dunlin. Robin Chiffers

St Ives Harbour: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit 09.10h (G Jones).

Mount Hawke: 97 Starling on overhead wires at 08.55. (RB & PC Girling)

Late submission, 15/9, Crowdy Reservoir: 1 juv. Cuckoo in car park, (T Young)

Late submission, 15/9, Hayle Estuary: 76 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Little Egret, c70 Black-headed gulls, 4 Black- tailed Godwit, c30 Curlew, 150+ Canada Geese, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Magpie, 1 Ruff, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Robin, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Moorhen, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Buzzard, c150 Teal, c30 Oystercatcher, 2 House Sparrow, 4 Cormorant, 2 Mallard, 3 Shelduck, 1 Knot, 4 Grey Heron, c90 Wigeon, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Great Black-backed Gull.  (M Ahmad, J. Goodair)

Late photo, 15/9, Pendeen: 

Wryneck, Mashuq Ahmad

Late photo, 15/9, Hayle, Millpond:

Wood Sandpiper, Mashuq Ahmad


Wednesday 15th September 2021

Walmsley notice: There will be a work party at Walmsley on Thursday 16th from 9am until mid afternoon. Both hides will remain open but expect some noise and disturbance

Sancreed: Red-backed Shrike for 5th day, 2 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Land’s End: Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling at the complex, 1 Wryneck (along cycle track), 1 Wheatear, 5 Grey Wagtail, 4 Tree Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Redstart, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (flew south), 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Marsh Harrier (flew west out to sea). (T Phelps)

Treeve Moor: 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtail. (T Phelps)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 34 Canada Geese, 7 Cattle Egret, 13 Moorhen, 2 Shoveler, 4 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Great White Egret (flew along Chapel Amble towards Wadebridge), 6 Curlew flew over the reserve, 1 Grey Wagtail, numerous Pied Wagtail and Mallard. Good number of Swallows still feeding.  (D Sharp).

Marsh Harrier, Deena Sharp

Mute Swan, Deena Sharp

Botallack: Turtle Dove. (J Waldon)

Nanquidno: 4 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear, 1 Wryneck, 2 Chough. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck again at the lower car park. (A Maddern, J Rowe)

Wryneck, Alison Maddern

Wryneck, John Rowe

Wryneck, John Rowe

Nanjizal: 87 trapped and ringed including: 43 Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff, 9 Sedge Warbler, 8 Robin, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Tree Pipit, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler. Also 1 Greenshank, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Tree Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Whinchat, 3 Wryneck in or around the valley. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson, J Overfield, N Ward, R Veal)

Kingsmill lake: 32 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 15+ Greenshank, 10+ Redshank, 59 Curlew, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Sandwich Tern, 16 Little Egret, 19 Shelduck, 7 Mallard, 6 Cormorant, 400+ Black-headed Gull & 1 Wheatear (P Kemp)

Devoran Quay: Osprey at 12.25 circling opposite Tallacks Creek. (T Pinfield)

Osprey, Tim Pinfield

Stithians: 2 Ruff, 11 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 3 Wheatears, 50+ Alba Wagtails, 5 Curlew from Stuart Hutchings hide. (T Pinfield)

Newbridge: 2-3 Hobby North Road junction to Pendeen (J Waldon); 2 Snipe in valley (D Flumm)

Foxhole: 5 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk (1m+1f), 2 Hobby, 6 Stonechat, 1 Whinchat. (R Hollis)

St Ives Island (08:15 – 09:15): 5 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 20 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Wheatear, Greenshank over town. (G Jones).

Wadebridge: 1 Dipper at Polmorla. (T Nightingale) Also 1 Bar Headed Goose flying with Canada Geese (R Bullman)

Rosenannon Downs: Tree Pipit over. (P McVey)

Park Head: 18 Chough, 7 Wheatear. (G. Blinch)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Sandwich Terns (S Murnan) Also a juv Wood Sandpiper at the millpond. (M Ahmad) Carnsew Basin: 4 Little Stint, 30+ Dunlin and c5 Ringed Plover. (T Mills)

Sandwich Tern, Steve Murnan

Hayle: 1 Wood Sandpiper at the Millpond (M Ahmad), still present late afternoon. (T Mills)

Loe Pool: 1 Osprey. (I Maclean)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 260 Canada goose, 5 Mute swan, 2 Shelduck, 7 Mallard, 1 Mandarin duck, 7 Wood pigeon, 1 Collared dove, 55 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 3 Ringed plover, 220 Curlew, 11 Black-tailed godwit, 7 Dunlin, 1 Common sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 150 Black-headed gull, 2 Great black-backed gull, 110 Herring gull, 6 Cormorant, 3 Grey heron, 33 Little egret, 4 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine falcon, 1 Magpie, 27 Jackdaw, 3 Rook, 15 Carrion crow, 2 Raven, 2 Blue tit, 3 Great tit, 8 Swallow, 11 House martin, 4 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 5 House sparrow, 1 Grey wagtail, 7 Large white, 8 Red admiral, 2 Painted lady, 1 Comma, 2 Small tortoiseshell, 5 Speckled wood. (M Scawen et al).

St Gothian: Black-necked Grebe reported still

Late submission, 14/9, Drift Reservoir: 1 Osprey, 2 Kingfisher. (R Chiffers)

Kingfisher, Robin Chiffers

Osprey, Robin Chiffers

Late submission, 14/9, Pendeen: 5 Wheatear, 2 Chough, 1 Small Copper. (M James)

Wheatear, Mark James

Help Save Chelson Meadow: Just over the county border in Plymouth, Chelson Meadow provides a key habitat for breeding and migrant birds and other wildlife. However, this site is under threat from proposals to put in a new solar farm. Please see this google sheet for more information, including details about how to support a proposed alternative.

Tuesday 14th September 2021

Foxhole: 1 Glossy Ibis, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 248 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 32 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Wryneck, 7 Chiffchaff. (B Bosisto)

Lizard: 1 Ortolan Bunting, seen to fly from Housel Bay to Lizard village. (M Pass). Also, Ortolan Bunting (possibly same) at Chapel Lane. (I Maclean)

Sancreed: 1 juv Red-backed Shrike for 4th day (although not seen yesterday in poor weather), 1 Wheatear, 12 White Wagtail, 1 Whitethroat, 50 Swallow. (D Flumm)

Red-backed Shrike – Dave Flumm

Porthgwarra: 1 Dotterel over Trevean 9:35 and Gwennap Head 9:40. (R Veal, M Wallace). 1 Spotted Redshank over 0830. (M Wallace). 2 Wryneck; 1 at Coastguard Cottages another at stonewall. (R Veal, S Rogers). Also 1 Hobby, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 1 Firecrest, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Tree Pipit, 1 Sedge Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 10 Wheatear, 2 Ringed Plover, 9 Golden Plover. (R Veal)

Chapel Porth, 7.30am:Wryneck seen from the road where the bench is a little way down the hill, in the ruins and gorse. (V Skilton)

St Agnes Head: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Whinchat, 7 Whitethroat, 14 Wheatear. (D Curtis)

Lizard, Caerthillian: 2 Wryneck, 1 Nightingale, 7 Whinchat, 4 Tree Pipit, 5 White Wagtail, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 16 Golden Plover (over), 1 Snipe. (I Maclean). Also, pm, 14 Whinchats; 12 Stonechats; 1 juv Sedge Warbler; 1 Spotted Flycatcher; 5 Whitethroats; 1 Kestrel,  70+ Swallows gathered together on wires; 1 House Martin. (JH & K Dalziel)

Lizard, Kynance Road: 1 Redstart, 4 Tree Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail (M Pass)

Lizard, Lloyds Lane/Lifeboat Stn: 1 Hobby, 2 Whinchat (M Pass)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Spotted Redshank, 1 Little Stint, 2 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 14 Snipe, 4 Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Curlew, 7 Wheatear, 3 Wigeon, 10 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Swallow. (S Van Hear, J St Ledger, S Ford, M Langman)

Golden Plover – Steve Ford

Golden Plover & Ruff – John St Ledger

Wood Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Devoran Quay, 09:00-11:00: 1 juv Osprey, 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits, 1 Whimbrel, c20 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Common Sandpiper, many Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Curlew and Redshanks, 5 Little Egret. (J Chapman)

Point Quay: 2 Osprey late morning.  One perching, then flew and joined by another before disappearing over trees.  One later returned to original roost. (R Smith)

Pendeen: 8 Balearic Shearwaters, 6 Common Scoter, 10 Sandwich Terns, 20 ‘Commic’ Terns, 10 Razorbills all west. (S Lister)

Polbathic Creek: 1 Hobby and 1 Spotted Redshank. (A Blonden)

Cadgwith: 2 Firecrest. (S Croft)

Godrevy: 6 Wheatear, 2 Chough, 20 Linnet. (B Toms)

Botallack: 2 Whinchat, 11 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 3 Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Blackcap, 6 Willow Warbler, 30 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, 13 Stonechat, Coal Tit, Bullfinch. (D Flumm, P Fraser)

Trevilley Farm: 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 15 Yellow Wagtail. (P Fraser)

Helford River at Polwheveral: 1 Cattle Egret plus circa 8 Little Egrets, 6 Greenshanks and 8 Redshanks. (T Pinfield)

Mabe Church (overlooking Argal reservoir): 1 Hobby harrying Swallows. (G Adams)

Rame Peninsula: 3 Spotted Flycatchers at Penlee NR, 3 Whinchats viewed from Military Road just west of Penlee Carpark, 2 Pied Flycatchers around Rame Church, 2 Wheatears near Coastguard Station. (G Blinch). Also, Rame Church / Rame Barton / Penmillard: 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher.  Rame Head 5 Chiffchaff , 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Wheatear, 200 Swallow, 100 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin. (K Pellow)

Crowdy: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 6+ Spotted Flycatchers (this evening) 1+ Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 25 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Teal. (B Craven)

Hayle: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Little Stint. (M Ahmad)

Curlew Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

St Gothian Sands: Black-necked Grebe, 7 Wheatear, Sedge Warbler, Dunlin. (M Ahmad)

Drift Res: Greenshank and Green Sandpiper. (M Ahmad)

Penzance: 10+ Ivy Bees at boating lake. (M Ahmad)

Ivy Bee – Mashuq Ahmad

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Snipe, 2 Wheatear, 7 Mute Swans, 3 Shoveler, c20 Mallard, 6 Teal, 1 Marsh Harrier, c150 Canada Geese, 2 Heron, 2 Buzzard, 2 Wigeon, 6 Moorhen, 4 Pied Wagtail, 4 Crow, 2 Magpie, 2 Blue tit, 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Wood Pigeon, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Swallows, 3 Jackdaw, 4 Gadwall. (J Goodair)



Monday 13th September 2021

Hayle: 3 Glossy Ibis, circled and flew south 1110. 1 Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwit. (D Eva) In addition, 1 Little Stint & 12 Greenshank. (N Wheatley)

Drift Reservoir:Glossy Ibis circling the NW arm at 13:25 was a nice diversion from strimming work, it appeared to be landing but couldn’t be relocated. Also 1 Snipe, 1 Greenshank and 1 Common Sandpiper. (DK Parker) Also, Osprey, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, 24 Mallard, Sand Martin, 30 House Martin, 70 Swallow. Also 40+ White Wagtails (ad’s & juv’s) in field following a plough near the dam. (D Flumm) In addition, 1 Greenshank, 6 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe (2 ad, 3 juv), 2 Common Teal, 1 f Sparrowhawk and 2 Grey Heron, late afternoon. (T Mills)

Osprey – Dave Flumm

Osprey – Dave Flumm

juvenile Great-crested Grebe – Tony Mills

Pendeen: Sabine’s Gull and 1 Balearic Shearwater early morning. (M Werran) Wryneck showing well from 17:55-18:40 in gorse and stone wall adjacent to track running down from lighthouse car park and lower car park. Also 7 Chough in field east of road to Pendeen village between lighthouse car park and farm. (A Whitehouse)

Wryneck – Adam Whitehouse

Tenerife, Predannack: 1 Swift. (A Witheywood)

Church Cove, Gunwalloe: 10 Chough. (D Scoble)

Choughs – David Scoble

Land’s End: 23 Grey Wagtail, 4 Yellow Wagtail, c35 ‘alba’ Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 7 Tree Pipit, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Sedge Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 1 Firecrest, 4 Snipe, 1 Water Rail. (R Veal)

Trevilley: 4 Grey Wagtail, 32 Yellow Wagtail, c15 White Wagtail, 7 Tree Pipit, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Whinchat. (R Veal)

St Just: 5 Whinchat, 7 White Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, Wheatear, 40 Swallow. (D Flumm)

Penzance, Lidden area: Up to 18 Goldfinch visiting birdfeeders and 1 Merlin flew past private garden. (T Mills)

Hayle: 20 Black-tailed Godwit. (C Moore) Also, near adult Great Black-backed Gull seen to kill and eat a juv/1w Lesser Black-backed Gull by grabbing between bill and eyes and dragging over mud. (R Veal, R Augarde)

Praa Sands: Hobby flew toward Sydney Cove at first light this morning (J Evans)

St Ives Island: (07:45 – 09:00h) 2 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Sandwich Tern, 11 Mediterranean Gull (including red ringed adult HJN1 ringed in Hungary), 2 Wheatear (G Jones)

Stithians: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Scaup, 22 Snipe, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Wigeon, 8 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 1 Tufted duck, 4 Wheatear, 4 Lapwing, 3 Curlew, 2 Little Egret. (I Grant & F Were)

Devoran: 2 Osprey still at 3 30pm (M Lammas)

Chapel Porth: 2 Wryneck still on sandy slope behind first ruin this morning. (G Lawlor)

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Marsh Harrier, Ruff, Greenshank, Kingfisher, 7 Cattle Egret, 11 Little Egret. (A Langdon)

Clapper Pool, Sladesbridge: 3 Greenshank. (D Julian)

The Rumps, Polzeath: 2m Common Scoter.

Helman Tor/Breney Common area: 200+ mixed Jackdaw/Carrion Crow/Rook flock (mainly Jackdaw), 20+ Goldfinch, 6 Greenfinch, 30+ Swallow, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Raven, 3 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 female Kingfisher, 3-4 Jay (M Boldy)

Downderry: early morning 2 Common Scoter, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Kittiwake. (A Payne)


Sunday 12th September 2021

Trevalga: 1 Corncrake heard calling and seen briefly in flight. (M Worden)

Sancreed: 1 juv Red-backed Shrike still. (D Flumm) Also, 1 Hobby at 14:30 (M & R Frost)

Red-backed Shrike – Pete Roseveare

Red-backed Shrike – Dave Flumm

Red-backed Shrike – Pete Roseveare

Chough Ogo, Cadgwith: 1 Wryneck. (S Croft)


Wryneck – Stuart Croft

Croft Pascoe: (9-10:30) 1 Pied Fly, 4 Whinchat, 2 Siskin. (J Holmes)

Loe Pool: 1 Osprey early afternoon. (D Robinson)

Trevilley to Nanjizal: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 15 Yellow Wagtail, 6 White Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Whinchat, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear, 4 Willow warbler. (R Augarde, B Mellow)

Nanjizal: 2 Wryneck below cream house. (P St Pierre) Prob 4+ Wryneck in area. (K Wilson) In addition 359 new birds ringed on private site. Migrants included 135 Sedge Warbler, 11 Grasshopper Warbler, 123 Blackcap, 11 Reed Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler, 10 Whitethroat, 19 Willow Warbler, 29 Chiffchaff, 2 Redstart, 3 Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Wryneck. Also in/overhead, additional Wryneck, 1 Redstart, 10+ Tree Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Peregrine 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Pied Flycatcher. (P Roseveare, N Ward, B Bosisto, R Veal, J Overfield, J Howells)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Osprey, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Wren, 1 juvenile Great-crested Grebe. (S Hutchinson)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck below Carn Eanes again. (P Clement) 1 Wryneck also at the Lighthouse and juvenile Cuckoo near Portheras Valley. (P Combridge)

Wryneck – Mike Spicer

Penzance: 16 Swift this evening (C Beazley) Also, 6 Sanderling and 2 White Wagtail at Battery Rocks. (M Blaver)

Hayle Estuary: 2 juvenile Ruff, 1 Knot, 1 Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Greenshank, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 30+ Ringed Plover, 40 Dunlin & 113 Mediterranean Gull. (J Hawkey)

St Ives Island  (7.45 – 9.00h):  11 Common Scoter, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull,  6+ Common Dolphin (G Jones)

St Gothian Sands: 1 Black-necked Grebe still this afternoon. (M Lammas)

Treveal Mill: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (A Lobb)

Mawnawn Smith: 4 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 4 Kestrel. (K Pinch)

Devoran: 3 Osprey between 11:00 and 14:00 including the Scottish-ringed “JF1” and an un-ringed juvenile. (J Irvine)

Osprey – John Irvine

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 5 Ringed Plover, 12 Snipe, 2 Wheatear. (J Holmes) In addition, 3 Spotted Redshank. (S Rogers)

Chapel Porth: 2 Wryneck (D Eva) In addition, 1 Wryneck below the road to the beach car park. (K Williams and K Foster)

St Agnes Head: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Whitethroat. (D Curtis) Also, 6 Balearic Shearwater, Arctic Skua, 30 Common Scoter, 5 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 10 Common Dolphin. (T Wilson)

Truro River, Malpas: 1 Osprey, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 46 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 79 Redshank, 14 Greenshank. (D Raffle)

Porth Joke: 1 Wryneck. (S Rowe)

Porth Beach: 1 Sanderling. (A Hagen)

Towan Head: 21 Common Scoter, 43 Turnstone, 1 Sanderling, 2 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Carnewas to Park Head: 16 Chough, 30+ Linnet, 1 Skylark, 1 Kestrel, 28 Shag (offshore), 2 Meadow Pipit. (C Taylor)

Camel Estuary: 36 Greenshank, 31 Little Egret, 85 Curlew, 250 Oystercatcher, 34 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover (Juv), 1 Kingfisher. By the quarry and in Pinkson Creek (R Bullman)

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Bar-headed Goose. (D Bloomfield)

Sandplace near Looe: 1 Wryneck, found in a private garden after probable collision with a window. Sadly died shortly after. (D Spooner)

Erth Island, River Lynher: 1 Osprey still. (A Blonden)

Millbrook Lake: 112 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 19 Little Egret, 1 Sandwich Tern & 1 Cattle Egret 1 ml E of village (P Kemp)

Late submission, 11/9, Drift Reservoir: 1 Osprey again. (P St Pierre)

Late submission, 11/9, Ruan Lanihorne /Fal complex, High tide, am: 632 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 4 Mute Swan, 8 Shelduck, 10 Wigeon, 19 Mallard, 2 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant,40 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 73 Curlew, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Kingfisher, and 1 Buzzard. Feeding flock of 35+ Swallows. 1 Osprey successfully fished, (Osprey has now appeared on each of the last 5 days). (D Hall)

Late submission, 11/9, Pendeen Watch: A further 9 Balearic Shearwaters and 1 Black Tern, after S Rogers report. (S Lister)

Late submission, 11/9, Penzance boating lake: Polish ringed Black-headed Gull (C.Beazley)