Sunday 23rd August 2020

Late news, 19/08, Newlyn: 1 Curlew Sandpiper (M Buckley)

Late news, 22/08, Devoran: 2 Knot (M Buckley)

Late news, 22/8, Mount’s Bay: Large feeding frenzy off Longrock in the evening included 30+ Storm Petrel, 300+ Gannet and 500+ mixed gulls, also 2 Grey Phalarope and a dark phase Arctic Skua. (S Rogers, DK Parker, M Ahmad)

Towan Head (07:30-09:00): 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Storm Petrel, 2 Common Scoter, 9 Whimbrel, 15 Sandwich Tern, c8000 Manx Shearwater. (S Rowe)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Arctic Skua, 5 Storm Petrel, 3 Common Scoter, 5 Sandwich Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull late afternoon. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 15 Curlew, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 20 Cormorant, 1 Swift, 5 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 1 Wheatear, 1 Fox, 3 Small Tortoiseshell. (S Van Hear) Also reported, 2 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Wood Sandpiper. (G Adams)

Porthgwarra: Wryneck near the pines SE of Trevean. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal Valley: 59 ringed. Migrants included 1 Wheatear, 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 8 Reed Warbler, 16 Sedge Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 11 Whitethroat. Overhead, Marsh Harrier, 3 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Com Sandpiper, 1 Snipe. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, R Wilkins, J Ryan)

Pendeen, 06:00-12:00: 9 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, c4500 Manx Shearwater, 35 Storm Petrel, 54 Fulmar, 2 Gadwall, 2 Common Scoter, 34 Shag, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Phalarope, 6 Turnstone, 10 Whimbrel, 30+ Dunlin, 9 Great Skua, 6 Arctic Skua, 4 adult Sabine’s Gull, 3 Kittiwake, 1 Med Gull, 7 commic tern, 32 Sandwich Tern, 1 Razorbill, 2 Wheatear, also 1 Sunfish and 2 Bluefin Tuna. (D Flumm, I Prentice, S Rogers, P Clement, M Spicer, M Ahmad) Wilson’s Petrel at 11:13. (J Carr) Additionally, 21 Storm Petrel, 30 Sandwich Tern, 52 Whimbrel, 2 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua. (B Mellow)

Pendeen: 2 Ravens, a Wheatear & a Stonechat by the Coastguard Cottages (A Hartley)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank and 2 Dunlin. (I Prentice) Also, 7 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, juv Ringed Plover, 2+ White Wagtail. (R Veal)

Millbrook: 105 Redshank, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull & 1 Kingfisher (P Kemp)

St John’s Lake, Torpoint: 60+ Ad & 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 8 Sandwich Tern, 9 Whimbrel, 109 Oystercatcher (P Kemp)

Kingsmill Lake: Cattle Egret still on marsh NW of bird hide. Also,1 Osprey over, 70+ Curlew, 34 Dunlin and 6 Ring Plover (M Beer, C Buckland)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 5 Cormorant, 9 Mallard, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Lapwing (incl 4 juvs), 30 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Osprey (07:00 to 07:13), 3 Raven, 45 Carrion Crow, 54 Jackdaw, 9 Magpie, 1 Starling, 3 Wood Pigeon, 4 Stock Dove, 1 Swallow, 1 Blackbird, 4 Wheatear, 5 Meadow Pipit, 7 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 86 Goldfinch, 131 Linnet, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Robin and 1 Wren. (DA Conway)

The Lizard: Pied Flycatcher at Church Cove. Also a Dunlin at Windmill Farm. (D Wright)

Pied Flycatcher – Doughy Wright

St Ives: Adult Iceland Gull, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 2 Med Gull, 100+ Storm Petrel, 3 Common Tern, 2 Whimbrel,4 Sandwich Tern, 100+ Gannet, 1000+ Manx past the Island. (N Sluman) Also reported, 18 Common Scoter, 120 Gannet, 14 Shag, 3 Cormorant, 22 Fulmar, 400+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Kestrel (f), 2 Great Skua, 4 Kittiwake, 1 Common Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Lesser-black backed Gull, 4 Great-black backed Gull, 107 Sandwich Tern, 2 Little Tern, 10 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 22 Whimbrel, 8 Turnstone, 1 Sanderling. 64 Ocean Sunfish (between 10:35 – 15:00). 12 Common Dolphins (15:15) (P. Nason).

Great Skua – Peter Nason

St Ives: A Sparrowhawk caught, killed and ate a Collared Dove in my garden and a flock of 36 Goldfinches feeding on the feeders. (V Stratton)

Buttermilk Hill: A flock of 42 Linnets mostly juveniles in a creche with a few adults, a Northern Wheatear juvenile on passage and a brood of 4 fledgling Stonechats just out of the nest which is the third brood for this pair. (V Stratton)

Northern Wheatear – Viv Stratton

Linnet – Viv Stratton

Hayle Estuary: 1 Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday)

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

Newbridge: Barn Owl hunting 0540. (R Veal)

Carkeel: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Red legged Partridge (presumed roadkill). (S Grose)

Polbathic: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Bodmin Parkway station / Lanhydrock: 6 Nuthatch, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Siskin, 50+ Sand Martin in and out of tallest beech trees, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Marsh Tit, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Treecreeper, 30+ Goldcrest, 19 Coal Tit, 5 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 13 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Coot, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 presumed escaped drake Ferruginous Duck still. (K Vinicombe)

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