Tuesday 10th September 2019

There will be some disturbance at Walmsley Sanctuary on Wednesday 11th from 09:00 to early afternoon as we look to continue cutting back the vegetation to make it good for the birds and the birders! Thanks for your understanding and patience.

Late news, 9/9, Mount Edgcumbe Park: Flock of 28 Mistle Thrush dropped on to cricket pitch during heavy rain shower. (B Taggart)

Davidstow: American Golden Plover and Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield by the orange windsock, still present late morning. Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear. (B Bosisto et al.) Adult & juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper this afternoon also juv Curlew Sandpiper. (D Britton, M McKee)

American Golden Plover – Paul Ash

American Golden Plover – Gary Treadwell

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Paul Ash

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Mike McKee

Fowey: Honey Buzzard calling and circling over the river in the area of Bodinnick Ferry at 10:50. (R Barlow)

Nanquidno: Nightingale at the bottom of the valley. (T McGowan)

Trevose: Hooded Crow again around Boobys Bay. (D Britton)

Porthilly Point: 1 m Wheatear, 3 Teal, 1 Shelduck, 1 m Pintail, 1 Curlew, 3 Redshank, 66 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, 9 Turnstone, 11 Meadow Pipit, 3 Raven. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Osprey, 5 Little Egret, 13 nominate Cormorant, P.c.carbo, 2 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 5 White Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm) Osprey still present at 11:00. (J Swann) 1 Osprey, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1f Kingfisher, 9 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Cormorant, 20+ Mallard, 2 Coot, 1 Fox 9.40 – 11.30. (M Webb)

Osprey – Martin Webb

Peregrine – Martin Webb

Little Egret – Martin Webb

Osprey – Martin Webb

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey over heading NW at 10:15. Osprey again, fishing over the estuary, caught a mullet before flying off NW at 13:45 and fishing on and off most of the afternoon. (S Turner) Also 2 dead Guillemot placed together by path at Carnsew by the SW entrance. (J Hicks)

Longrock: 27 Pale-belled Brent Geese offshore at 11:35 slowly drifting west. (P Fraser) Off Chyandour at 12:15. (M Spicer) Off Newlyn at 12:55. (L Proctor)

Marazion: 27 Pale-bellied Brent Geese flew into Red river mouth from Little London at 19:35. (S Rogers)

Porth Kidney: Osprey over West Cornwall Golf Course at 11:00.

Rame: Wryneck on coast path below the coastguard cottages.

Land’s End: 5 Grey Wagtail, 1 Snipe. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Firecrest on path to stone bridge. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Lower Polmorla, St Wenn: 3 Spotted Flycatcher. (I Bennallick)

Camel Estuary Burniere Hide: 51 Mediterranean Gull in field above Trewornan Dam, following tractor, muck spreading. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary – 11:15 – 12:45: 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Teal 2 Curlew & 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (R & J Butts, J & J Atherton)
Rame Head to Penlee NR: 1 Wryneck along coastal footpath below Rame Coastguard Cottages intermittently between 12:00 and 13:00 hrs with no further sign. 32 Chiffchaff, 24 Blackcap, 5 Willow Warbler, 7 Whitethroat, 7 Wheatear, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Garden Warbler, 500+ Swallow, 60 Red Admiral, 30 Painted Lady, 2 Clouded Yellow & 1 Hummingbird Hawk-moth. (K Pellow)

St Columb Major: 1 Barn Owl circling winnards perch roundabout at 21. 00hrs.(S Grose)

Tehidy Woods: 1 Grey Heron, 30+ Mallard, 10+ Swans, 2 Robins, 1 Dunnock, 3 Moorhens, 1 Beautiful Demoiselle  and 1 Comma. (K Money)

Coverack: 1 Swift with Swallows and House Martins over Polcoverack Valley (D.Beadle)

Mermaid II: 2 Sooty Shearwater, c2000 Manx Shearwater, 3 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (2m off St Michael’s Mount), Great Skua, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit coming to roost on St Clement’s Isle with Curlew, 2 1w Yellow-legged Gull, 10-50 Bluefin Tuna feeding off Mousehole drifting west to St Lot. (M Elliott)

River Tamar, Clamoak Quay:  1 Osprey flying with caught fish into Egypt Bay just over the border in Devon. ( A. Parker )

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)


Sunday 25th August 2019

Late news, 24/8, Germoe to Godolphin Cross – nightwalk: Flock of Curlew over, 4 Tawny Owl calling, 1 Badger, 2 possible Lesser Horseshoe Bat hunting low over road outside Germoe Community Primary School, 10 Pipistrelle. (J Evans)

Helford Passage: c20 White Stork flying in a westerly direction at the mouth of the Helford Passage at 13:00. (P Saunders)

Lizard Village: 15-20 White Stork flew over at 14:30. (S Hockaway)

Lizard Village: 25-30 White Stork flew over at 14:35. (N Foote)

White Storks – Neil Foote

White Storks – Neil Foote

White Storks – Neil Foote

White Storks – Neil Foote

Lizard Village: 24+ White Stork circling over at 14:45 before heading SW, 32 Swift. (J Thirlaway, I Maclean et al)

Mousehole: 22 White Stork over the village 15:20-15:30. (R Butts, S Maycock)

White Storks – Roger Butts

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Yellow Wagtail over and 2 Water Rail heard early morning. (S Rogers) 4 White Stork over at 15:30, also 1 Little Grebe and 3 Clouded Yellow. (DK Parker)

Land’s End: c6 White Stork flew north. (per M Ahmad)

Sennen: 12 White Stork at 15:35.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 22 White Stork at c15:40, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Osprey, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Dunlin, 1 Fox. (B Bosisto, B Dallas, M Ahmad, L Proctor, T Mills et al.)

White Storks – Dave Flumm

White Storks – Dave Flumm

White Storks – Tony Mills

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet in Valley Gardens at 15:40 (J Baker)

Nanjizal: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 American Golden Plover, 1 Curlew, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Yellow Wagtai , 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Tree Pipit, 2 Water Rail, 2 Southern Migrant Hawker dragonfly. (B Bosisto)

Nancegollan: 1 Sparrowhawk being mobbed by Swallows. (S Grose)

Land’s End: Whinchat on the cycle track and 7 Yellow Wagtail on Treeve Moor. (R Augarde)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Med Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Whimbrel west early am. (S Rowe)

Porthgwarra: Wryneck still at Treavean Pool, 1 Marsh Harrier south, 2 Curlew and a Golden Plover heard. (H Bradshaw) Dotterel flew over the moor calling, 8 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler. (S Rogers) 3 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 8 Tree Pipit, 15 Wheatear, Willow Warbler, Green Sandpiper, 8 Clouded Yellow, 5 Silver Y and Southern Migrant Hawker on top of the ridge east of the stonewall pool. (M Wallace)

St Just: Tree Pipit, behind church. (S Rogers)

Pendeen: 3 Pied Flycatcher at Calartha Farm. (P Clement) 5 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Whinchat and 3 Tree Pipit. (P Combridge)

Colliford Lake: Osprey at the Loveny end this morning. (J Mitchell)

Godrevy Point: c30 Wheatear and 10 Whimbrel over. (M Jones)

Sancreed: 8 Sedge Warbler in weedy field (most ever here), 14 Whitethroat, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Stonechat, c100 Swallow,  c100 Goldfinch, 50 Linnet and first Kestrel (2), Tree Pipit, Grey Wagtail and Pied Flycatcher of autumn. Also Clouded Yellow, 25 Painted Lady & 6 Small Tortoiseshell. (D Flumm)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 11 Teal, 3 Snipe, 24 Little Grebe (D Eva)

Lizard Area: 1 Wryneck ( Caerthillian ) , 7 Wheatear , 6 Yellow Wagtail , 1 Whinchat , 4+ Tree Pipit , 5 Pied Flycatcher , 2 Whimbrel , 20 Swift , 5+ Sand Martin ( M Pass)

Lizard Point: 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Little Egret, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 7 Wheatear, 4 White Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Common Dolphin. (I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 White Wagtail, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Wheatear, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Clouded Yellow. (I Maclean)

Caerthillian: 2 Wryneck (one bottom of valley, one near Kynance Road), 2 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Wheatear, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Clouded Yellow. (M Pass, I Maclean)

Bass Point: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Reed Warbler, 11 Wheatear, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Clouded Yellow, 5 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (I Maclean)

Church Cove: 2 Pied Flycatcher. (I Maclean)

Lizard: 1 Sparrowhawk at Tregullas Farm, 2 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 1 Juv Chough (black above green rings on left leg), 35 Linnet, 2 Whimbrel, 11 Oystercatcher, 11 Turnstone, 5 Yellow Wagtail (with cattle at Old Lizard Head) 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Wheatear, 5 Stonechat, 5 Whitethroat. (S Grose)

Lizard: 5 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Wheatear. (I Brown)

Yellow Wagtail – Ian Brown

Wheatear – Ian Brown

Pied Flycatcher – Ian Brown

Caerthillian Valley: 2 Pied Flycatcher. (I Brown)

Kynance, near Surfers car park am: male Whinchat, female Wheatear, 5 Clouded Yellows. (P & C Brewster)

Bass Point pm: 4 Wheatear, 2 Rock Pipits in fields, Peregrine, Raven, 2 Hummingbird Hawkmoths, 5 Clouded Yellows, 20+Painted Lady. 21 White Stork scoped looking towards Lizard Head. (P & C Brewster) Also 14 Grey Herons in a single flock at 13:30. (I Patterson)

Maer Lake: 46 Black tailed Godwits in one large group and two smaller ones, 123 Canada Geese, plus two well-grown juveniles,7 Moorhen, c.10 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting, 30+ Mallard/Mallard types, 1 feral white goose.  3 Painted Ladies. (H Kendall)

Park Head: 6 Chough, 45 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Fulmar, 6 Shag, 4 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 22 Oystercatcher, 7 Rock Pipit, 3 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 4 House Sparrow, 35 Carrion Crow, 6 Painted Lady, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Small Copper. (M Scawen)

Twelveheads: 1 Osprey, 1 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 10 Long-tailed Tits seen from the Bissoe Trail. (P Pearson)

Crowlas: 1 Swift, c200 House Martin, c80 Swallow in feeding flock, 1 Peregrine. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 sp Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 10 Teal, 8 Whimbrel. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 10 Teal. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth: 2 Wheatear on our roof for at least 3 hours, Trescobeas area. (J St Ledger)

Wheatear – John St Ledger

Wheatear – John St Ledger

Croft Pascoe: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Willow Warbler, an array of Butterfly Species: Grayling, Small Heath, Common Blue, Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Clouded Yellow, Gatekeeper, an array of Dragonfly species:Golden Ringed, Yellow Winged Darter, Ruddy Darter, Black Tailed Skimmer, several Common Lizard. (J Evans)

Downderry: 9 Mediterranean Gulls and 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls west this morning 0640-0820);  2 Arctic Skuas harassing 2 Great Skuas, then all four headed east. Close inshore a Whimbrel and 5 Common Sandpipers. (A Payne)

Botallack: 4 Chough, 2 Raven (RJ Rowe)

Penhale Point: 70+ Linnet, 4 Skylark, 11 Stonechat, 1 Whimbrel. (S Grose)

Colan Woods: 1 Green Woodpecker, 7 Coal Tit, 2 Blackcap, 4 Bullfinch, at Fir Hill Manor. (S Grose)

Restronguet Creek, South Carclew side opp Point Quay:  Osprey at 16.00, caught 20 cm mullet. (J Cope)

Trevescan: 1 Pied Flycatcher at Trevilley Farm.

Kenidjack: 1 Pied Flycatcher.

Nanquidno: 4+ Tree Pipit, 5+ Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, Curlew, Peregrine, 2 Chough (D.Beadle, S.Ellis)

Thursday 22nd August 2019

Late news, 21/8, Croft Pascoe: 2 Spotted Flycatcher (2 adult feeding 1 juv), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Stonechat, 2 Willow Warbler, numbers of Coal Tit, and Goldcrest. Also 30+ Lizard basking on the boardwalk. (J St Ledger)

Lizard – John St Ledger

Lizard – John St Ledger

Late news, 21/08 Freathy: c2000 mostly Herring Gull feeding in the bay . Also a raft of c60 Manx Shearwater and 6 Dolphin sp.  48 House Sparrow in scrubby valley. (M Jordan)

Freathy: 3 Arctic Skua chasing a Kittiwake close inshore at 0730. (M Jordan)

Nanjizal: American Golden Plover in the Lower/Higher Bosistow area, seen dropping into field on north side of Lower Bosistow Farm at 18:55, but flew towards Trevescan at 19:50. Please keep to public rights of way. (M Wallace)

Leedstown: 1 Goshawk in a private garden. (R Brown)

Par Beach dunes: Male Wheatear (after moult) near to new beach huts at 11:45. (R Barlow)

Lizard Area: 1 Pied Flycatcher, (with a further 2 reported) also 1 Wheatear. (M Pass)

Porthgwarra 6:30 -10:00: 4 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Euro Storm Petrel, 2 Great Skua. 1 Redstart in Coastguard Cottages garden. (J Lancsbirder) Pied Flycatcher at Trevean, also 4 Wheatear, Willow Warbler & 2 Clouded Yellow. (M Wallace) Possible Melodious Warbler above the car park briefly.

Siblyback Lake: Numerous Swallows, 10 Goldfinches, 8 Ringed Plovers, 4 Blackcap (One female feeding young). Also a Stoat chasing and killing a Rabbit. (R Napp) 1 Green Sandpiper, 8 Ringed Plover, 2 Swift ,  1 Treecreeper, 1 Nuthatch ( B. Toms)

Swallow – Rick Napp

Stoat – Rick Napp

Stoat – Rick Napp

Helford: 4 Med Gull and adult Gannet feeding opposite village 4km up-river from river mouth. (D Flumm)

Med Gull – Dave Flumm

Dennis Head, St Anthony-in-Meneage: imm Hobby. (D Flumm)

Rinsey to Trewavas Head:  3 Stonechat, 1 male Reed Bunting, 1 Linnet, 6 Gannets, 1 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 4 Painted Lady, 2 Clouded Yellow Butterflies (feeding on Bird’s Foot Trefoil). 16.00 – 17.30. (M Claughton, O Roe)

Millpool: Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Jays (heard only), male and female Beautiful Demoiselle Damselflies, Painted Lady, Carder Bees all in private garden. (M Claughton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Whinchat 12:40. (J Barber) 500+ Swallows this evening. (S Rogers)

Downderry: Birds moving west this morning (06:30-07:45) included 7 Balearic Shearwaters, 2 Cory’s Shearwaters, 2 Common Scoters, 7 Mediterranean Gulls and 18 Kittiwakes. Early evening (18:10-19:30) 3 Balearic Shearwaters, 1 Common Scoter, 3 Mediterranean Gulls and 40 Kittiwakes. (A Payne)

Park Head: Male “flava” Yellow Wagtail, Pied Flycatcher, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 8 Willow Warbler and 2 Wheatear this evening. (P Roseveare)

Helston boating lake: 2 Muscovy Ducks, 1 Ferruginous Duck, 2 “Blue Swedish” Ducks, 2+ Swallows as well as numerous amounts of Mallards, Swans, Moorhens, Coots and Canada Geese. (K Money)

Muscovy Duck – Keira Money

Ferruginous Duck – Keira Money

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Late News, 01/12, Hannafore Point, West Looe: 1 Swallow hawking over the banks of seaweed that were exposed at low tide. There were many other birds present, mainly pipits and wagtails. (A Bransbury)

Late News, 01/12, Poldu, Lizard: Starling murmuration 16:30 – 16:45 (A Kingdon)

Late News, 01/12, Crean/Little Trethewey: 2nd cal Ring-billed Gull. (K Wilson)

Penzance: 1 Pacific Diver off Jubilee Pool am.

Pendower: 1 Pacific Diver with 5 Black-throated Diver, also 18 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 6 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Common Scoter. (S Rowe)

Longrock: 1 Slavonian Grebe flew to Sandy Cove 10am, 3 (2 1w drk, 1f) Eider, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver. (R Veal)

St Erth: 2 Cattle Egret, 6  Little Egret at Tredrea Lane. (A  James)

Tehidy Country Park, Oak Wood: 1 Firecrest, 5 male Bullfinch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper. (S Grose)

Treverva: 1 Woodcock (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir, Stuart Hutchings Hide: 1 1w Scaup, 15 Tufted Duck, 4 Goldeneye, 1m Shoveler, 2f Pintail, 25 Wigeon, 50 Teal, 4 Snipe, 85 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 3 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (D Chaney)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 4 Black Redstart (2m 2f type), 8+ Rock Pipit including 1 Scandinavian Rock Pipit, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Robin, 6 Greenfinch, 2m Bullfinch, 1 singing m Blackcap, 30 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (D Chaney) 2 Black-necked Grebe. (J Irvine) Swanpool: 1 Mediterranean Gull, with 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Whimbrel on the rocks by the cafe and flock of c30 Common Scoter west through Falmouth Bay. (D Chaney) 

Nanjizal: 6 Blackcap trapped (1 control) 4 Chiffchaff (1 Siberian Chiffchaff, tristis) and a Little Bunting, 2 Brambling seen. (K Wilson)

Lower Tamar Lake: 7 Goosander 5m 2f, 14 Tufted Duck, 3 Willow Tit, 4 Marsh Tit, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 13 Teal, 37 Coot, 12 Moorhen, 8 Wigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c60 Mallard. (R Mudge)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Water Pipit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff. (M Mckee)

Lamorna: 2 Firecrest. (M Mckee)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 1 sub-ad Spoonbill, 6 Snipe, 5 Turnstone, 3 Common Gull on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal) 340 Golden Plover, 1 American Golden Plover, 250 Lapwing, 28 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Ryan’s Field), 140 Dunlin, 48 Shelduck,1 (pale bellied) Brent Goose, 3 adult and 1 imm. Mediterranean Gull, 1 Spoonbill. (R Butts)

West End, Ashton:  20 Fieldfare,  60 Redwing,  1 Song Thrush,  7 Goldfinch, 46 Starling,  (A James)

Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Redwing – Alan James

Sticker: 1 Barn Owl regularly roosting in Dutch barn. (M Jones)

Penzance garden: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Blackcap, 2 Firecrest (together) , 20+ Redwing here and surrounding gardens, feeding on berries of Myrtus luma. (R Phillips)

Dozmary Pool: 1 m Ring-necked Duck and 1 m Lesser Scaup again. (A Smith)

Ninestones Farm/Lower Langdon area: 1 m Merlin, 1 Woodcock, 1 Willow Tit and (surprisingly!) 2 Hawfinches feeding on Hawthorn berries in hedges below Ninestones Farm. (A Smith)

Torpoint: 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 6 Dunlin, 4 Oystercatcher, 8 Turnstone 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (R Napp)

Polgigga: 1 2w/ad Ring-billed Gull around Trethewey and Crean.

Newlyn: 1 Wryneck prospecting for ants on sandy bank.


Monday 05 November 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 2 cygnets, 1 hybrid goose, 17 Mallard, 5 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 1 Stonechat and 3000+ Starling. (D Parker & B Sharples)

Starlings coming to roost at Marazion, Bob Sharples.

Drift Reservoir (Members only): 1w Med Gull, 33 Canada Geese and 2 hybrid geese. (D Parker) Also Firecrest in the copse by the car park.

Tehidy: 20+ Siskins in Tehidy Woods and 2+ Grey Wagtails. (P Dinning)

Crows an Wra / Rissick: 3 Bramblings, 20+ Fieldfare and many Redwings. (C Moore)

Gerrans Bay: Slavonian Grebe. (W Holmes)

Portscatho: Female Long Tailed Duck. (W Holmes)

Saltash: 1 male Brambling with c100 finches at Churchtown Farm. (M Beer)

Gunwalloe: Richard’s Pipit in grass fields near coast path just west of Gunwalloe fishing cove. (S Bury)

Charlestown: At least 4 male and 2 female Blackcaps feeding together on Cordyline palm white berries in garden at Charlestown harbour. (D Hastilow)

St Just: 80-90 Stock Doves flew over. (F Hull & B Dodd)

Tregoss Moor: “Bursting with Fieldfare and Redwing. Difficult to count as they were milling about. One mixed flock of c150 seen. Also 2 pairs of Stonechat, 1 male Bullfinch and 1 Kestrel”. (N Climpson)

Pendennis, Falmouth: Kestrel hunting and 3 ad Med Gulls flew out into the bay first thing, c.80 Fieldfare flock on the top, plus Chiffchaff the highlights. Half an hours seawatching produced good numbers of Kittiwake with several flocks of 50 west into the bay, a few Gannets and 5 smart Black-tailed Godwit flew past the point and into the Carrick Roads. (D Chaney)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 23 Oystercatcher roosting, 1 Sanderling, 9+ Rock Pipit, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Chaney)

Gyllyngvase, Falmouth: 1 Ringed Plover roosting nearby, with the Great Northern Diver still off Swanpool. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 50+ Curlew, c40 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 5 Turnstone, 4 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher, 50+ Herring Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chiffchafff, c40 Chaffinch, 5 Redwing and 1 Fieldfare. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 4 Grey Heron, c10 Mute Swan, 8 Canada Goose, 2 Mallard, 76 Wigeon, 28 Tufted Duck, 10 Pochard, 1 1stw/eclipse male Goldeneye, 1 m Gadwall, 2 Moorhen, c40 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 120+ Herring Gull, 1 GBB Gull, 6 Black-headed Gull, 3 Snipe, 1 Marsh Tit (heard), 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Kestrel. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 15+ Herring Gull (including a 1w argentatus type), 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Firecrest near the car park and 2 Grey Wagtail. Also flocks of c.400 and c.600 Starlings on nearby farmland. (D Chaney)

Falmouth: 2 Firecrest, 6 Skylark (+8 over), c40 Meadow Pipit, c30 Linnet and 1 Snipe at Trescobeas Park and stubble field. (D Chaney)

Towednack: 395 Fieldfare, 325 Redwing, 87 Wood Pigeon, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Siskin, 200 Golden Plover, Green Woodpecker, Raven, Kestrel and ringtail Hen Harrier. (V Stratton)

Wadebridge: Firecrest under bypass bridge on Camel Trail. (D Julian & C Selway)

Camel Estuary: American Golden Plover on Dinham Flats. Also one colour-ringed Lapwing (photo) and 2 metal ringed Ringed Plover, plus 3000+ Golden Plover, 80+ Dunlin, 1 Spotted Redshank, 800+ Lapwing, 35+ Ringed Plover, 100+ Wigeon, 2 Pintail, 1 Goosander, 16 Shelduck, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 adult Med Gull, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Black Swan, 600 Redwing and 60+ Fieldfare. (D Julian & C Selway)

Lapwing, Ringed Plover and small Dunlin, Colin Selway.

 Little Trewollick: 1 Woodcock. (D Julian & C Selway)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 adult male Hen Harrier roosted this evening also 6 Mistle Thrush, 400 Golden Plover, 30 Redwing, 8 Yellowhammer, 6800 Starling flew south west and 1 Tawny Owl. (D Julian & C Selway)

Penzance: “Many hundreds” of Redwing moving northeast this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Rame Barton: 2 Black Redstarts at 11:20.

Kenidjack: Siberian Chiffchaff by the engine shed.

St Just: Snow Bunting between St Just and Botallack along track to coastal footpath near the cricket pitch.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Drake Long-tailed Duck on Carnsew Pool.

Sunday 04 November 2012

Late News 28/10 Hayle-Helston: Red Kite between Hayle and Helston, approx 13:15. (S Foster)

Late News 29/10 Kenidjack Valley: 2 Chiffchaff between 13:00 & 14:00. (S Foster)

Late news 30/10 Fowey churchard: Firecrest 14:45 – 15:00 (still present and vocal as I got on bus at approx 15.20). (S Foster)

Late News 31/10 Nanquidno: Chiffchaff at 09:00. (S Foster)

Late News 31/10 Cape Cornwall: Black Redstart on wall just past Manor House by golf course at 10:35. (S Foster)

Late News 1/11 Pendennis Castle: Black Redstart behind shop at 13:50. Also Purple Sandpiper with 6 Turnstones while looking for Choughs from small carpark by Cafe/gift shop at end of lane from village green. (S Foster)

Late News 2/11 Mylor Churchtown, churchyard: 2 Waxwing, first picked up by call, found eating Yew berries, but spent some time perched at top of nearby trees, still present when I left at approx 14:50, Firecrest heard only 14:10. (S Foster)

Late News 03/11 Trelissick: Firecrest at King Harry Ferry at 13:50. (A McGowan)

Late News 03/11 Coverack: Richard’s Pipit flew over Little Treleaver. (J Foster)

Late News 03/11 Marazion: 2 Purple Sandpipers and a dead Great Northern Diver on the beach. (S Perfect)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 2 cygnets, 19 Mallard, 14 Teal, 1 m Gadwall, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, c5000 Starling and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Windmill Farm: Lapland Bunting over, 500 Golden Plover and 30 Lapwing. (D Wright)

Helston Sewage Works: 1 Firecrest. (D Wright)

Mylor Churchtown:  2 Waxwing, 1 Brambling, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Bullfinch, lots Redwings, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldfinches, Greenfinch, Blue Tit and Chaffinch in the churchyard 09:00-11:00. (W Chegwidden, J Rowe & S Rogers) Also Mistle Thrush and Sparrowhawk, plus drake Red-breasted Merganser at the entrance to Restronguet Creek, with 2 Little Grebes. (D Chaney)

Waxwing at Mylor churchyard, Warren Chegwidden.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 adult Med Gulls and 8 Dark-bellied Brent Geese still. (D Eva) Also Spoonbill and 2 Whooper Swans. (J Thomas & M Curtis)

Wherrytown, Penzance: c4 Grey Wagtails, spread along length of Bay and 20+ Turnstones, including 2 colour-ringed birds. (T Mills)

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: Ad Med Gull and a Little Egret. (T Mills)

Sancreed: Hawfinch east 09:55, 47 Lapwing, 40 Skylark and 40 Redwing in fields and westerly passage of 400 Chaffinch, 30 Greenfinch and 11 Linnet. (D Flumm)

St.Agnes: Female Eider at Trevaunance Cove this evening. (B Makin)

St Just: Waxwing still at Victoria Row but elusive. (B Field)

Tresemple Pool: 1 Spotted Redshank with c20 Redshank, 5 Snipe and 5 Greenshank at 12:00. (M Jones)

Par Beach: 1 Brent Goose at 14:00. (T Potterton)

Treraven Meadows: 2+ Firecrest at 16:00. (T Potterton)

Pendennis, Falmouth: 50+ Gannet, 100+ Kittiwake, 20+ auk sp all west in an hour or so 9 -10am, with 2 Ring Ouzel west across Falmouth Bay. Sandwich Tern in the Carrick Roads, 15+ Cormorant too. 2 Meadow Pipit on the point, with several flocks over, 8+ Skylark over and various flocks of unidentified small and medium sized passerines, some across Falmouth Bay. 5 Siskin over the castle. (D Chaney)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 16 Oystercatchers. (D Chaney)

Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth: 5 Turnstone plus 2 Stonechat still at the start of the footpath to Start point near the ‘Indeba’ restaurant, 20 Meadow Pipit, Kestrel and Raven nearby. (D Chaney)

Trescobeas Park, Falmouth: 6 Meadow Pipit in field N of the park also c30 Linnet and a Mistle Thrush. (D Chaney)

Gorrangoras, Penryn River: c40 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 62+ Curlew, 5 Oystercatcher, 14 Turnstone, 4 Little Egret, 1 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe and c40 Mallard at 4pm on a rising tide. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 26 Tufted Duck, 1 Snipe, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30 Herring Gull, 3 Cormorant, 4 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 9 Goldfinch, 11 Coot, 5 Mallard, 13 Teal, 2 Canada Goose, 1 Robin, 15 Chaffinch, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Magpie, 2 Water Rail, 1 Dunncok, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Moorhen, 3 Buzzard, 5 Greenfinch and 1 Coal Tit. (S Taylor)

Rosenannon Downs: American Golden Plover over and calling with 100+ European Golden Plover, 300+ Fieldfare and 1 Merlin this morning. (C Selway)

Lizard: A “few” Firecrests. (T Blunden)

Black Head: 5 Whooper Swans. (J Foster)

Coverack: 4 Black Redstarts at Treleaver Farm and 1 Black Redstart at Little Treleaver. (J Foster)

St Levan: At least 3 Lapland Buntings still in coastal fields west of St Levan towards Porthgwarra.

Nanquidno: Richard’s Pipit again at SW364284.

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest still.

Saltash: Waxwing in fruit trees by Sandacre Bay at Churchtown Farm CNR at 15:30, SX418575.

Drift Reservoir (Members only): Possible Tundra Peregrine over fields on east side 13:45-13:55.