Saturday 3rd October 2020

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7+ Pink-footed Geese and a white farmyard goose in amongst c400 Canada Geese off Griggs Quay. (J Coe) Spotted Redshank at Ryan’s Field. (R Treeby)

Pendeen: American Golden Plover this evening along the Trewellard Road, 600 yards west of North Road. (P Combridge, P Clements) 2 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 2 Great Skua, 2 juv Little Gull,1 Med Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern (07:10-09:10 lower car park). (D Flumm) Juv Sabine’s Gull at 09:40, imm Iceland Gull at 10:45. (S Rogers, P Clement)

Sancreed: 8 Swallow, Blackcap, Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Pintail, Tufted Duck, 2 Wigeon, 4 Teal, Bar-tailed Godwit, Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 12 Black-headed Gull, 1 Med Gull. (D Flumm)

Bude Breakwater: 1 Storm Petrel, 15 Common Scoter, 20+ Gannet. (B Bryne)

Camborne: Flock of 50 goldfinches in back garden. (R Bunt)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 ad Sandwich Tern, 25 Greenshank, 50+ Curlew, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 54 Wigeon & 8 Teal (P Kemp)

Botallack: Wryneck still at 13:00 c 100m SW  of National Trust house. (M Warren)

St Ives: 5 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 18 Common Scoter, 3 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 2 juv Little Gull, 18 Med Gull, 5 Common Gull, 11 Sandwich Tern 1 juv Arctic Tern, 70 Oystercatcher, also lots of Kittiwakes and Auks at 07:30-10:30. (S Rowe, V Stratton, T McGowan) 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 9 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 8 Common Scoter 10:30-12:45, also probable Sabine’s Gull at 12:05 but distant. (M Elliott) Also large shearwater at 10:20 but distant, (R Augarde)

Treen: 1 Jack Snipe. (J Ryan)

Prussia Cove: Yellow-browed Warbler reported in sallows near “No Entry” sign.

Maenporth: Small flock of Pale-bellied Brent Geese at Bream Cove below Meudon Hotel. (M Rees)

Swanpool: Group of 7 Brent Geese off Swanpool at 13:00 heading towards Gyllynvase Beach in Falmouth. (A Horn-Norris, E Inzani)

Carnhell Green: c10 swallows near Carnhell Green at 14:30. (C Williams)

Gannel Estuary: 1 m/juv Peregrine Falcon, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 4 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 1 Kittiwake, 76 Black-headed Gull, 41 Great Black-backed Gull (inc green plastic ring on right leg L91), 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (on boating lake), 10 Little Egret, 2 m Blackcap, 4 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Bugle: 1 Marsh Tit on feeders in a private garden. (N Moore)

Marazion: 36 Turnstone 2 Dunlin 9 Meadow Pipits 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on beach early morning. (A Lobb)

Porthleven: Black-throated Diver 15.30-16.00 flew west. (P. Day)

St. Loy (nr. Lamorna): 2+ Firecrest, 8+ Blackcap, Wheatear, Tawny Owl. (M Scott-Ham)

Whipsiderry: 4 Corn Bunting, 7 Skylark, 5 Raven, 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Reed Bunting, 31 Linnet, 2 Kestrel. (S Grose)

St Anthony in Roseland: 2 Sandwich Tern off of Towan Beach. (R Sharp)

Killigerran, Roseland: 4 Barn Swallow flying beside cliff point and 1 Sandwich Tern calling and fishing parallel to the beach. (D Hall)

Sunday 20th September 2020

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Baird’s Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper together at 08:45 at Carnsew/Tempest, also 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 5 Dunlin, 5 Sandwich Tern. (M Pass, S Windle) 2 Great White Egret on Ryan’s Field. (J Chapple et al.)

Dunlin – Stevan Windle

Semipalmated and Baird’s Sandpipers – Stevan Windle

Baird’s Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

West Penwith: Pallid Harrier roaming from Nanjizal, Gwennap Head, Raftra, Polgigga to Brew. (M Wallace et al)

Pendeen: American Golden Plover with 18 Golden Plover briefly in fields by the lighthouse but flushed by a Buzzard. (P Combridge)

Phillack: 1cy Honey Buzzard east over Phillack. (K Wilson)

Nanquidno: Icterine Warbler between the ford and the car park. Also,4 Pied Flycatchers, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler. (S Windle, B Bosisto, P Roseveare, R Augarde)

Icterine Warbler – Stevan Windle

Icterine Warbler – Richard Augarde

Icterine Warbler – Stevan Windle

 

Pied Flycatcher – Stevan Windle

Pied Flycatcher – Stevan Windle

Predannack Airfield: (No public access and difficult to view) Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Dotterel and 100+ Wheatears. (D Wright)

Loe Pool: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper on mud at north end, 6 Wigeon. (I Maclean)

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler in car park sallows. (M Wallace) Two calling Dotterel circled at 07:45 lost to view over Gwennap Head but appeared to be dropping, Lapland Bunting feeding around cross tracks at SW363226 also Whinchat, c20 Wheatears. Tree Pipit and Yellow Wagtail over. (P Marshall)

Lapland Bunting – Mark Halliday

Hobby – Mark Halliday

Hobby – Mark Halliday

Spotted Flycatcher – Mark Halliday

Constantine: Osprey circling over Polwheveral Creek Helford River. (T Pinfield)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret,  1 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, 3 Curlew, 2 Snipe, 1 Barn Owl.(J St Ledger) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Ruff, 2 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Snipe, 3 Curlew, 3 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear. ( D Eva )

Great White Egret – John St Ledger

Land’s End: Wryneck at Trinity Loop plus Firecrest. (P Clement) Hobby and 1+ Reed Warbler (P St Pierre) 3 Whinchat, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2+ Willow Warbler. (P Taylor) Wryneck north of Treeve Common at SW352255 + Redstart, Whinchat, Hobby. (P Marshall)

Kenidjack: 2 Firecrest, Whitethroat plus Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and Wheatears. (J Waldon) Wryneck top of track to Botallack. (J Chapple) 2 Pied Flycatcher, Wryneck and Redstart. (J Swann) In addition, Wood Warbler and Sedge Warbler. (J Eaton)

Common Redstart – Alex McKechnie

Pied Flycatcher – Alex McKechnie

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by water pumping station, plus 2 Pied Flycatcher and Spotted Flycatcher. (N Wheatley, C Townsend)

Millbrook: 10 Cattle Egret, opposite Barn House, along Lower Anderton Road. Also 164 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper & 1 Sandwich Tern. (P Kemp)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Great White Egret, 1 Cattle Egret plus 6 Ruddy Shelduck over.

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler in second sallow clump north of the church. (M Wallace)

Rame: Great White Egret in off the sea plus Whinchat, a Hobby and Pied Flycatcher at Polhawn Bay. (D Clegg) Also, Marsh Harrier East at 1705 hrs. (R Lockwood)

Falmouth: Hobby over Falmouth golf course this afternoon at 13:15. (S Bearhop)

Skewjack: Pied Flycatcher. (M Wallace)

Rame: Hobby. (P Kemp)

Tregrehan: 1 Firecrest at Boscundle Woods in a private garden. (I Stewart)

Marazion: Ad sum plum Red-throated Diver offshore and Little Stint, 4 Knot, Ruff, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Redshank on the beach at red River mouth. (S Rogers)

Penzance: 12 Pale-bellied Brent Geese off Wherrytown. (L Proctor)

Trevilley: 2 Wheatear, 2 Chiffchaff, Whinchat, Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher. (C Moore, P St Pierre)

Nanjizal: 12 Brent Geese off Mill Bay. (C Moore) 1 Pied Flycatcher, 25 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Sedge Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 77 Blackcap, 1 Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Swallow trapped and ringed plus Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit, good numbers of Siskin and c.40 Chaffinch over. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, J Ryan, J Howells) Also, 1 Dotterel over at 9:30am flew towards Porthgwarra. (B Bosisto)

Mount Hawke: 40 plus Goldfinch at garden feeders. (P Roberts)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 38 Canada Goose, 5 Cormorant, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Mallard, 2 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Buzzard, 3 Raven, 32 Carrion Crow, 32 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Blackbird, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Stonechat, 3 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 3 Pied Wagtail, 6 Wheatear, 52 Meadow Pipit, 190 Linnet and 150 Goldfinch. (DA Conway)

Sancreed: Common Redstart, 30 Robin, 7 Chiffchaff and a Northern Wheatear. Still c200 Large White from recent immigration plus Small White, Green-veined White, Wall, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood & Small Copper butterflies & 4 Silver-Y moths. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Little Egret, 5 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 2 Shoveler, Tufted Duck, juv Peregrine, Snipe, Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 20 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, c20 Robin, Grey Wagtail. Flock Crossbill heard Red Lodge area. (D Flumm)

Bar-tailed Godwit – Dave Flumm

Bar-tailed Godwit – Dave Flumm

Penryn River: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 28 Redshank, 6 Little Egret, 34 Curlew, 2 Heron, 6 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 27 Swan, 2 Sandwich Tern, 57 Black-headed Gull, 44 Herring Gull. (J St Ledger)

Gluvian: 1 Firecrest (B Bosisto)

Porth Joke: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 19 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Kingfisher, 20 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch. (S Rowe)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Water Rail, 1 Barnacle Goose, 8 Wigeon, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Goonbarrow china clay works: 3 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff. (S Grose)

Castle an Dinas: 3 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

St Mawes and St Just-in-Roseland: 2 Mediterranean Gulls and a Sandwich Tern. (J Turner)

Newquay: A 2-3m Basking Shark surface feeding no more than 10 ft from me as I was surfing at fistral this morning. Spring tides so around 50m from the beach. (R Wheeler)

Thursday 3rd September 2020

Late news 2/9, Kingsmill Lake: 2 Osprey over, near the Tamar Estuary end (am) and 1 (pm) also 3 Knot (M Beer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: juv Semipalmated Sandpiper relocated on Lelant Saltings, viewed from Carnsew Pool footpath c10:30am, then showing well below Tempest building this afternoon. (A Ramesh, R Veal et al) Also Glossy Ibis flew over Carnsew at c18:05 and headed East. (R Veal et al). Also juv Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Knot, 1 Common Tern, 8 Sandwich Tern, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, c90 Dunlin, c40 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, c15 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Greenshank, 1 Wheatear, 1 Peregrine. (R Veal, T McGowan, P Kemp et al)

Semipalmated Sandpiper – John Miller

Semipalmated Sandpiper – John Miller

Semipalmated Sandpiper – John Miller

Polgigga: Adult American Golden Plover in fields around Higher Bosistow this afternoon. (M Wallace)

Maenporth: 6 White Stork over Maenporth Highcliffe heading SE and climbing into cloud over Falmouth Bay 4.15pm. (G Davis) 1 Great Northern Diver (AK Wildlife Cruises)

Penryn River: 2 Little Grebe (AK Wildlife Cruises)

Stithians: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper & 6 Ringed Plover (P Kemp)

Devoran: 2 Osprey, 4 Knot, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 57+ Black-tailed Godwit, 60+ Redshank, 32 Dunlin (P Kemp)

Wadebridge: 8 Cattle Egret just below Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose, B Bosisto) 1 Barn Owl on a silage bale opp Burniere Farm, 1 Kingfisher flew up Polmorla River next to the Co-op. (S Grose)

Clapper Marshes, Wadebridge: 2 Little Stint and an Otter. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: 11 Curlew Sandpiper at 5:30pm roosting on shingle at Tregunna (B Bosisto)

Lanivet: 1 Tree Pipit in field below recycling centre. (B Bosisto)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 Peregrine Falcon over, 3 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk over, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Marazion beach: Juvenile Little Stint and Curlew Sandpiper present again over this evenings high tide. (I Prentice)

Drift Reservoir: 5 Common Sandpiper, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Teal. (D Flumm)

Upper Tamar Lake: 5 – 6  Wheatears, 13 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 1 Corn Bunting, Lot of Swallows and House Martins over the water, 2 Willow Warblers, 10 – 15 Pied Wagtails, 1 Curlew. (A & K Dibble)

Maer Lake: Wood Sandpiper at 15:15. (S Buckingham)

Polbathic Creek: Kingfisher and Common Sandpiper together on the same “fishing stick”. (A Blonden)

Church Cove: 2 Pied Flycatcher. (D Collins)

Lizard Lighthouse: 5 Yellow Wagtail. (D Collins)

Porthgwarra: 1 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Arctic Skua this pm. (J Dunning)

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Saturday 16th May 2020

St Just, Hendra: Tawny Pipit again in potato fields, 10 Swift, f Wheatear. (D Flumm, N Rogers et al)

Tawny Pipit, Steve Rogers

Tawny Pipit, Nigel Rogers

Tawny Pipit, Dave Flumm

Porthgwarra: probable 1s American Golden Plover in flight, last seen heading North. (M Wallace)

Mount’s Bay: presumed Night Heron headed SSE high out to sea over Mousehole before turning SSW. Also 5-6 Risso’s Dolphin, c100 Common Dolphin all from Mermaird II. (M Elliott)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1m Tufted Duck, 1f Scaup, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Canada Goose +7 Goslings, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Cormorant, 1 Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Redstart (m+f), 5 Mistle Thrush, 99 Rook, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 2 Skylark,1m Wheatear, 1m Reed Bunting (on the ground in front of hide), 2 Coal Tit, 3 Crossbill, 4 Linnet, 1 Roe Deer, 3 Broad bodied Chaser. (S Grose)

Davidstow Woods: 1 Marsh Tit, 7 Siskin, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 pr Raven at nests, 3 Buzzard, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Nuthatch.  (S Grose)

Longrock Pool: drk Garganey again. (D Parker)

Roscroggan: 2 Tufted Duck (1m & 1 fem) on small pool at SW64999 41934. (First time I have seen anything here except an occasional Moorhen and a one off Grey Heron.) (D King)

South Tehidy: Singing Garden Warbler at SW65039 42162. (D King)

Porth Reservoir: 3 Coot + 3 juv, 1 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 3 Kingfisher, 1m Tufted Duck with a pr of Mallard + 5 juv (the young ducks are diving for weed with the Tufted Duck while the adult Mallards rest below the dam wall), 12 Great Crested Grebe + 2 juv. (a further 2 nests being incubated), 1 Jay. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Cuckoo, 3 Garden Warbler, Blackcap feeding young, 7 pairs Great Tit and 8 pairs of Blue Tit in boxes from clutch just started, to young about to fledge, 2 Reed Bunting nests with 5 eggs (D Eva)

Trispen: 1 Red Kite. (L Sampson)

Blisland: 1 Cuckoo, 2m Redstart, 1 Mistle Thrush (L Sampson)

Penwithick (private garden): 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 5 Chaffinch, 1 Blue Tit, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Pied Wagtail (1 adult 1 juvenile). (K Bowers)

Pied Wagtail, Kevin Bowers

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kevin Bowers

Blackbird, Kevin Bowers

Sancreed: Red Kite very high NE 09:15 hrs. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 36 Canada Geese incl 3 goslings and 2 hybrids, male Tufted Duck. (D Flumm)

Godolphin Village and Hill: Sparrowhawk, 1f Wheatear (Clive Richards)

East Pentire: 1 Wheatear. (A Butler)

Charlestown: 3 juv, 1 ad Goldfinch (D Hastilow)

Goldfinch, David Hastilow

Breney Common: 3 singing m Yellowhammer, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Buzzard. Also Beautiful Demoiselle 5M 3F, Large Red Damsel, Common Blue Damsel, Broad Bodied Chaser 2M 3F, Marsh Fritillary 1, Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary 1, Small Heath 1, Brimstone 1M, 2F, Peppered Moth 1. (D Cooper)

Carclaze: 1 Grey Heron, 5 Great Tit (3 fledglings), 1 Swallow, 1 Linnet, 1 Skylark. (D Cooper)

Black Head, Coverack: 2 Risso’s Dolphin heading towards Bass Point at 16:30.  Also 1 Porpoise (P Bedford).

Porth Joke: 18 Common Whitethroat, 12 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 11 Sedge Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Dunlin. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Trevothen, Coverack: 4 Red Kite including 1 individual with distinctive battered tail. (D Beadle)

Downderry: 12 Whimbrel on the beach, 6 Great Northern Diver on the sea and 8 Common Scoter flew west early this morning. (A Payne)

The Rumps: 50+ Swallow, 4 Wheatear, 8 Rock Pipit, 4 Meadow Pipit, 8 Fulmar, 20+ Kittiwake, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 2 Common Whitethroat, 3 Puffin, 8 Linnet, 1 Pheasant, 50+ Razorbill, 20+ Guillemot, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Stonechat, 20+ Skylark, 20 Cormorant, 8 Shag, 20 Great Black Backed Gull. Also many Common Blue butterflies, 2 Grey Seal. (C Travis)

Razorbill, Charles Travis

Common Blue, Charles Travis

Penzance Boating Lake:

Mute Swan, Mashuq Ahmad

Monday 30th September 2019

Mermaid II wildlife trip this Wednesday £23, meet at 14:45 for 15:00 sailing returning at 18:00. To book call 07901 731201

Polgigga: 1 Blyth’s Reed Warbler, trapped and ringed, also American Golden Plover briefly with 21 Golden Plover. (K Wilson, J Ryan et al)

Blyth’s Reed Warbler – Tony Mills

Blyth’s Reed Warbler – Tony Mills

Lizard: Juv Rosy Starling again in the village.

Malpas: 1 Osprey over Tresillian river towards St Clement at 10.30. (A.Hill)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Knot, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Redshank – John St Ledger

Hannafore: 16 Common Scoter west, 4 Med Gulls, 3 Curlew, 11 Little Egrets, 10 Meadow Pipits, 3 Rock Pipits. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Par Beach: 1 Grey Wagtail foraging along bank of stream at eastern end of beach. (R. Barlow)

Downderry: Birds moving west, 07:20-08:45, included 1 Balearic Shearwater, 9 Arctic Skuas, 2 Great Skuas, 414 Kittiwakes, 2 Mediterranean Gulls and 390+ Gannets.3 Common Scoters flew west and 7 east. (A Payne)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Kingfisher, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 8 Little Egret, 1 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 1 Ringed plover, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 2 Wheatear, 16 Ringed Plover overhead. (S Grose)

Trevose: 2 Snow Bunting & 6 Wheatear. (S Ash)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Knot, 65 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common Terns & 1 Sparrowhawk on Lelant Saltings plus 2 Black-tailed Godwits & 25 Bar-tailed Godwits on Ryan’s Field. (J Hawkey)

Porthgwarra: 2 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail. (DK Parker)

Rosemullion Head 12:30-15:30: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 170 Gannet, 11 Common Scoter, 8 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 30 Kittiwake, 10 commic tern flew south. (P McCartney)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 102 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 15 Black tailed Godwit,1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 238  Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Knot, 24 Cattle Egret & 1 Wheatear (B Bosisto)

Boscaswell Cliff: Wryneck this morning. (P Combridge)

Lizard Point (08.30 – 10:45): 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Great Skua, 10 Arctic Skua, 5 Common Scoter, 1 Arctuc Tern, 14 Sandwich Tern, 1 Puffin, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Manx Shearwater. (I Maclean et al)

Saturday 28th September 2019

Late news, 26-27/9, Hayle Estuary: Gull thought to be a Caspian Gull. (M Halliday)

Caspian Gull, Mark Halliday

Caspian Gull, Mark Halliday

Caspian Gull, Mark Halliday

Late news, 27/9, Helston: Escaped male Ferruginous Duck still on the boating lake.

Late news, 27/9, Penzance: 30+Turnstones, 30+ Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin on Jubilee Pool rocks. ( N Wills)

Downderry: 8 Balearic Shearwaters, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Scoters, 18 Kittiwakes and 180+ Gannets moving west, 0715-0820. Early afternoon a Painted Lady and a Hummingbird Hawkmoth. Birds flying west included 4 Arctic Skuas, 4 Common Scoters, and just one Balearic Shearwater between 1320-1455. (A Payne) 5 Balearic Shearwater, Common Scoter, Sandwich Tern and 24+ Gannet this morning. 2 Arctic Skua, 5 Kittiwake in one hour this afternoon. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Penzance: Parakeet sp. (presumed escaped Ring-necked) seen at Tesco roundabout in flight towards Penzance. (S Rusga)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 42 Teal, 3 Lapwing. (D Eva)

Towan Head: 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 13 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Scoter between 07:30 and 08:50. (S Rowe)

Porthgwarra: Adult American Golden Plover with 3 Golden Plover in 3rd seeded field south of Portloe house, Roskestal, released White Stork in nearby fields. (M Wallace)

American Golden Plover, John Miller

American Golden Plover, John Miller

St Levan: Firecrest. (P St Pierre)

Porthchapel: 23 Balearic Shearwater west between 11:00 & 12:30 also 6 Chough. (P St Pierre)

Pendeen Watch: 25 Great Skua, 23 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua with spoons, 1 Little Tern, 1 Sooty Shearwater’ 18 Arctic Tern, 12 commic Tern, 35 Balearic from bottom car park between 08:00 – 12:15. (R Wilkins & P Clements)

Penzance: 1 m Eider, 4 Sandwich Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Sanderling, 21 Turnstone, 39 Ringed plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 8 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 14 Pale bellied Brent Geese, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Linnet. (S Grose)

Drift Reervoir: Osprey sheltering in heavy rain in tree far NW arm, Fox on far bank and female Kingfisher, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Little Egrets, 1 Grey Heron. (R Chiffers)

Cligga Head, Perranporth: 1 Great Northern Diver sum plum, 2 Great Skua and 10 Common Scoter (T Wilson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Little Grebe, 3 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Goldfinch in Carnsew Basin and 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Egret, 1 Pied Wagtail at South Quay. (N Wills) c200 Sandwich Tern, c40 Arctic Tern, c10 Common Tern, 6 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Lapwing, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank this evening. (R Veal)

Rame Head: 8 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Manx Shearwater, 8 Arctic Skua, 2 Common Scoter, 70+ Kittiwake, 2 House Martin, 1 Merlin this morning. (C Buckland)

Davidstow Airfield: 27 Ringed Plover, 2 Golden Plover, 12 Dunlin, 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

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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 )