Sunday 16th August 2020

Late news, 15/8, Gweek: Moulting adult Spotted Redshank on the Helford River from the Seal Sanctuary in a mixed shank flock including 6 Greenshanks. (C Fyles)

Late news, 15/8, Porth Mear: 1 Whimbrel , 1 Spotted Flycatcher (B Bosisto L Payne)

Late news, 15/8, Colliford: 8 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper & 5 Teal (P Kemp)

Late news, 15/8, Siblyback: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 13 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, 7 Common Sandpiper, 1 Coot, 1 Snipe, 5 Teal & 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull (P Kemp)

Late news, 15/8, Kingsmill Lake: 32 Dunlin, 23 Ringed Plover, 18 Greenshank, 33 Curlew, 7 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Whimbrel & 12 Black-tailed Godwit (P Kemp)

Late news, 15/8, St Eval Church: 2 Barn Owl in separate locations. (S Grose)

Late news, 15/8, Polbathic Creek: Barn Owl at 17:30. (A Blonden)

Late news, 15/8, Stepper Point to Crugmeer: 15 Grey Plover, 20+ Gannet and 2/3 Orca seen at about 2 miles offshore briefly. (P Floyd Spong)

Late news, 15/8, Gulval: Juv Caspian Gull and 1w Yellow-legged Gull briefly at Rosemorran. (M Elliott)

Late photo,15/8, Drift Reservoir:

Wood Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Siblyback Lake: 5 Sand Martin, Swallow, House Martin,  1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Little Grebe, 1 Peregrine (immature female), 1 Buzzard, 2 Goldfinch, 1 adult Caspian Gull amongst Lesser Black Backed and Herring Gull flock in North West corner, before flying south. (M & R Frost and R. Lee)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Ad Spotted Sandpiper in bay by boardwalk, also 2 Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpipers and 1 Greenshank. (P Clement) In addition, 1 Snipe, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat. (B Toms)

Lands End: Pied Flycatcher along the cycle track by Trinity Loop. (P Clement)

Kenidjack: Pied Flycatcher adjacent to allotment. (S Rogers)

Cot Valley: 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (T McKinney)

Nanjizal Valley: 116 new ringed. 7 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 4 Garden Warbler, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 40 Sedge Warbler, 22 Whitethroat, 12 Reed Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 1 Pied Flycatcher. Also, Marsh Harrier and 3 Tree Pipit over. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, R Wilkins et al)

Pied Flycatcher – Peter Roseveare

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 28 Curlew, 2 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull. (D Eva)

Illogan: 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 in Bridge Rd, 1 in garden (J Baker) In addition 1 Sparrowhawk frequently visiting a Quail Pen (S Smith)

Hayle Estuary: 2 Black-tailed Godwit. (D Cains) Also, 4 Black-tailed Godwits (including one juvenile), 3 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper (N R Rogers)

Black-tailed Godwit – David Cains

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Sandwich Tern late pm. (S Rowe)

Tresillian: Black-headed Gull ringed in Norway (M Buckley)

Davidstow Airfield: 2 Common Snipe, 15 Meadow Pipit, 30 Swallow, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 House Martin, 2 Dunlin, 2 White Wagtail. (S Windle)

Common Snipe – Steve Windle

Yellow Wagatil – Steve Windle

Dunlin – Steve Windle

Bude River: 1 Great White Egret, 30 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper all the waders flew north towards Mear Lake at 9.30 am. (S Windle)

Great White Egret – Steve Windle

Redshank – Steve Windle

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Cattle Egret, 2+ Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Sandwich Tern late afternoon. (R Veal)

Marazion RSPB: 2 Stonechat, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Linnet, 6 House Martin, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Blue Tit. (M Webb)

Stonechat – Martin Webb

Common Whitethroat – Martin Webb

Porthgwarra: 8.45-10 am, Balearic Shearwater and 130 Manx Shearwater. (C Fyles) Also, 3 Minke Whale, c.30 Harbour Porpoise and c.100 Common Dolphin. Also large school of Blue Fin Tuna busy feeding and breaching. (M Jones)

Gannel Estuary: 3 juv Mediterranean Gull, 95 Black headed Gull, 19 Great Black Backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull, 368 Herring Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 6 Little Egret, 5 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Little Fistral: 21 Oystercatcher, 1 m Kestrel, 1 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Newquay, Killacour: 2 Swift. (S Grose)

Pendeen: Whimbrel & Grey Heron over this evening, a dozen Swallows mobbing a Sparrowhawk, juvenile Stonechat, the resident Kestrel & usual Rooks (A Hartley).

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