Sunday 2nd September 2018

Late news, 1/9, Sennen Cove: The juvenile Mediterranean Gull with white colour ring 3959 reported yesterday was ringed in Antwerp, Belgium on 9th June 2018 and present at Lodmoor RSPB reserve, Dorset on 11th July 2018. (J Hawkey)

Late photos, 1/9, Stithians Reservoir:

Whinchat – Stephen Williams

Whinchat – Stephen Williams

Caerthillian: Corncrake flushed at c07:00. Also 10 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Tree Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 1 Redstart, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Swift. (L Ozsanlav-Harris)

Lizard Peninsula: Nightingale (one showed well early evening Caerthillian and possibly a second heard), 2 Reed Warbler, 7 Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit. (M Pass)

Rame Head: Ortolan still on wires along Military Road at c07:55. (C Smith) 2 Ortolan at Penmillard Farm with Goldfinches on wires by horse paddock, also 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 9 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Peregrine, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit and 10 Collared Dove in the area. (C Buckland)

Pied Flycatcher – Chris Buckland

Porthgwarra: 1 Hippolais Warbler sp. (probably Melodious Warbler) seen briefly in willows behind the car park copse. (M Wallace, R Veal) Also 26 Whinchat, 19 Wheatear, 4 Pied Flycatcher, 6 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Tree Pipit, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 6 Golden Plover, 1 Garden Warbler between here and St Levan. (M Wallace et al) 5 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwater, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 19 Sooty Shearwater reported between 07:50 & 11:30.

Land’s End/Treeve Moor/Cycle Track: 1 Wryneck from cycle track north of Trinity Loop, 2 Yellow Wagtail & 3 Tree Pipit over, 2 Lesser Whitethroat in hedge at north end of Treeve Moor, 5 Common Whitethroat, 15 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 1 hybrid Crow, 1 Osprey over Land’s End & out to sea at 11:31 (found by Mashuq Ahmad), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Dunnock, 20+ Swallow, 5+ Goldfinch, 2 Wren, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blue Tit, 5+ Linnet, 4 Stonechat, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, 2 Robin, 2 Kestrel, 1 Curlew, 2 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Nanjizal: Wryneck at bottom of valley between footpath and coast path. Also 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 6 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler and Blackcap between Land’s End and Nanjizal. (P St Pierre)

Pendeen Watch: Wryneck on old wall east of coastguard cottages at 11:00. (P Clement) Also 1 Pied Flycatcher, 10+ Whinchat, 26 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Wheatear, 1 Tree Pipit. (R Wilkins, R Veal, R Augarde, B Mellow, S Rogers)

Kenidjack: 1-2 Pied Flycatcher, 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warbler. (S Rogers, R Wilkins, R Augarde, B Mellow, R Veal, R Phillips)

Kenidjack Castle: 4 Wheatear, 2 Chough, 2 Rock Pipit. Many hundreds of Manx Shearwater resting in six large rafts offshore. They began moving west at about 17:00. Also 6+ Porpoise close to the rafts. (R Phillips)

Sennen, Brew Pool: 1 Osprey over North @ 11:23. (M Ahmad, C Moore)

Point, Restronguet: Osprey still. (D Eva, K Dalziel, J St Ledger) 1 Wheatear. (K Dalziel) 8 Greenshank, 1 Whinchat, 2 Nuthatch (young). 1 Otter in private pond. (J St Ledger)

Osprey – Richard Augarde

Marazion Beach: 12+ White Wagtail. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir: 8 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 2 Lapwing, 22 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 20 Curlew, 1 Snipe. (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spotted Redshank still, 11 Wigeon. (B Toms, M Curtis) 5 Whimbrel, 1 Ruff, 7 Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin, 5 Golden Plover over. (R Butts) Eclipse male Garganey (S Rogers, R Butts) Carnsew Pool: 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose) Also 74 Dunlin, 31 Ringed Plover & 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (J Hawkey) Lelant Station: At least 68 Mediterranean Gull of various ages, amongst Black-headed Gulls. (Birds of both species were flying off as I was counting) and 4 Sandwich Tern. 1 Ruff, 20 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank , 3 Greenshank. (R Butts) Juv Little Gull and 1m Gadwall. (J Hawkey).

Crowdy Reservoir: 12 Canada Geese, 12 Cormorant, 86 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Herring Gull, 8 Tufted Duck, 6 Great Crested Grebe (including a pair with 2 young), 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank and 1 Dunlin. Dog walker chased off 5 grey waders that took flight before they could be identified 09:45-10:45 from the bird hide. (N Bastin)

Penzance, Wherrytown: 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 5 Dunlin, 3 Turnstone, 1 Raven. (S Grose)

Launcells: 40+ Swallow feeding over a sheep field, 1 Coal Tit this morning. (H Kendall)

Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 34 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (H Kendall)

Lower Tamar Lake: 120+ Swallow with at least 2 House Martin. (H Kendall) 4 Grey Wagtail (2 ad, 2 juv), 1 Sedge Warbler, 16 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Wren, 1m Tufted Duck, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Goldfinch. (R Mudge)

Maer Lake: 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Lapwing, moderate numbers of Mallard and a few Teal, c190 Canada Geese. (H Kendall)

River Lynher: Osprey at Wacker Quay this morning. (per C Buckland)

Gannel Estuary: 7 Common Sandpiper on stretch of river between bridge and Salmon Lane. (S Grose)

Truro: 40+ House Martin circling above Waitrose. (P Pearson)

Near Par Market: 4 Buzzard, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Jay. (C Hooper)

Buzzard – C Hooper

St Germans: Barn Owl early morning. (C Buckland)

Heligan: 25+ Swallow, 7 Great Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 9 Goldfinch, 10 Chaffinch, 1 Buzzard, 4 Pheasant, 6 Rook, 2 Coal Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 25 House Sparrow. (K Bowers)

Marsh Tit and Goldfinch – Kevin Bowers

Castle-an-Dinas: 10 Swallow, 5 Stonechat, 3 Whinchat, 4 Meadow Pipit, 7 Goldfinch, 3 Linnet, 1 Sparrowhawk. (R Hollis)

Laneast: 9 Whinchat, 25 Stonechat, Sparrowhawk. (B Craven)

Trevilley: 1 Barn Owl at 18:30. (J Miller)

Mount Hermon/Worvas Farm, 1.5 miles N of Lizard village: Whinchat, Wheatear, 50+ Yellow Wagtail in 2 cattle-grazed fields. (S Croft)

Penlee Battery to Rame Head: 1 Whinchat. (D Allan)

Lamorna: 4 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater and c100 Manx Shearwater 1 mile offshore, from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Bartinney Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl. (L Fox)

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