Friday 22nd May 2020

Late news, 20th May, Bude/Marhamchurch area on private land: 1 Squacco Heron briefly

Pendeen: 2 Bee-eater again just west of the village. (P Combridge, B Hibbert et al)

Bee-eater- John Ryan

Montage of one of the Bee-eaters in flight – Tony Mills

Two European Bee-eaters perched in a Sycamore tree, near Pendeen, Cornwall, England, UK – Tony Mills

Walmsley Sanctuary: female American Wigeon still present view from public footpath (hides closed), 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 2 Little Egret. (M Pass, B Bosisto, P Roseveare, M Doyle)

Kenidjack: Tawny Owl. (D Flumm)

Tawny Owl- D Flumm

Hannafore, Looe: 13 Turnstone, 1 Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat. (D Sharp)

Turnstone – Deena Sharp

Wacker Quay: 2 Dunlin & 1 Great Crested Grebe. (P Kemp)

Croft Pascoe: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (R Chiffers)

Spotted Flycatcher – Robin Chiffers

Truro: 1 juv Siskin in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Dobwalls: 1 Red Kite drifted over 09.30, flying north (C&J Duffy)

Carbis Bay: 1 Red Kite over north of Knills monument. (A Rowe)

Redruth: 1 Red Kite.

Downderry: 7 Whimbrel on the beach. Moving west 6 Great Northern Diver, 3 Kittiwake and 2 Manx Shearwater all before 0725. Later, 1225-1345, 63 Manx Shearwater and 1 Great Northern Diver. (A Payne)

St Clement: 2 Whimbrel, 3 Little Egret, 20 Shelduck and 2 Siskin on the feeders (T Wilson)

Carne Creek, St Anthony: Nesting Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 nesting Mute Swans. (A Witheywood)

Pendennis Point: c07:10-09:30 produced a trickle of 49+ Manx Shearwaters moving southwest and a Red-throated Diver flying into the bay at 08.37. (L Langley)

Thursday 21st May 2020

Late news, 20/5, Downderry: 6 Whimbrel on the beach early in the morning. 2 Great Northern Divers moving west and another 11 on the sea. (A Payne)

Calartha Farm, Pendeen: 2 Bee-eaters 17:22. (K Aspden) 1 male Red-backed Shrike in field by the turbine. (P Clement)

Sennen Cove: 2 Bee-eater flew north 16:17. (K Wilson)

Cribba Head, Penberth: 1 male Red-backed Shrike. (M McKee) A second male reported to the east of the valley.

Nanquidno: 1 male Red-backed Shrike at Polpry. (C Moore)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 female American Wigeon and can be viewed from the public footpath. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Kuggar: 1 Turtle Dove early morning. (C Lee)

Sancreed: 1 Red Kite east at 18:15. (D Flumm)

Treeve Moor: 1 Whinchat. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: 1 Hoooded Crow. (M Wallace)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron & 5 Shelduck (P Kemp)

Truro: 1 m Bullfinch feeding on nyjer feeder this am. (D Jenkins)

Godolphin Cross: 16.45 Red Kite drifting south. (C Richards)

Trevalgan Hill, St Ives: two Cuckoo mid afternoon. (C Richards)

St Ives: Red Kite E overhead 15.00h (G Jones)

Wainhouse Corner: 2 Red Kite 1 mile south on A39 18:00. (I Hall)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Cuckoo (L Payne)

Soapy Cove: 3 Cuckoo (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Kynance: 1 Cuckoo (B Bosisto, L Payne)

West Trewirgie, Redruth: 2 Red Kites being mobbed by Rooks. (C Cullen)

Gluvian: 1 Red Kite (M Bosisto)

Wadebridge: 3 Red Kite over heading eat at 16:30. (A Langdon)

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Golitha Wood: 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (M Beer)

Downderry: 4 Whimbrel on the beach. Moving west 2 Common Scoter, 10 Great Northern Divers, 64 Gannets, 75 auks, 13 Dunlin, 2 Manx Shearwater and a Kittiwake before 0725. A further 11 Great Northern Divers on the sea. (A Payne)

Wednesday 8th February 2017

Late news 7/2, Porth Reservoir: 1 Iceland Gull. (H Kendall, B Bryne)

Late news 7/2, Bude, Maer Lake: 1 Mediterranean Gull. (H Kendall, B Bryne)

Seaton: 11 Red-Throated Diver and 1 Black Redstart. (D Allan)

St Erth: 1 Cattle Egret and 10 Little Egret in field along Treloweth Road again. (R Farnes, B Sharples, T Mills)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, estuary: 1 Spoonbill, 8 (4m + 4f) Goosander, 20 Grey Plover, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 1 m Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher. (J Swann, M Spicer, T Mills, R Farnes, A McKechnie) Ryan’s Field: 1 Avocet, 1 Sparrowhawk. (J Swann, M Spicer, T Mills, B Sharples) Carnsew Basin: 8 Little Grebe. (M Spicer, T Mills)

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River Camel from Wadebridge to Tregunna: 42 Mute swan, 12 Canada Goose, 12 Shelduck, 9 Mallard, 7 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 2 Goosander, 21 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Pheasant, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 50 Oystercatcher, 24 Ringed Plover, 32 Grey Plover, c.3000 Golden Plover, c.300 Lapwing, 6 Knot, 1 Turnstone, 150 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 80 Curlew, 8 Snipe, 200 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 50 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 17 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 24 Redwing, 4 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 40 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 5 Starling, 3 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch. (M Scawen et al.)

Can Orchard Stratton: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Peregrine and 2 Buzzard. (R Mudge)

Minions/Cheesewring: 60 Golden Plover, 2 Skylark. (D Spooner)

Helston, sewage works: 1 Iceland Gull, 1 Firecrest, 20+ Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest and 1 Bullfinch. (D Wright, D Parker) Boating Lake: 1 Iceland Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Parker, S Rogers, J St Ledger)

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Tresinney: 1 Merlin (m). (L Sampson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Bittern. (B Sharples)

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Mousehole: 1 f Black Redstart.

Newlyn: 1 Black Redstart at Sandy Cove.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again today.

Bude Marshes:  1 Great White Egret reported.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 drake American Wigeon, 1 Spotted Redshank and 3 Greenshank. (C Buckland)

Padstow, Stepper Point: 1 Black Redstart. (D Lockstone)

Carnon Downs Sewage Works: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest ringed, also a Chiffchaff caught that was originally ringed at Portland Bird Observatory, Dorset on 19th October. (M Grantham)

Gwennap Sewage Works: At least 5 Siberian Chiffchaff (three ringed), 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest. (M Grantham)

Devoran: 21 Little Egret and 3 Cattle Egret at the roost. (M Grantham)

St Ives: Turnstone bathing and Dunlin at high tide roost. (A Langdon, more pix here, https://www.facebook.com/adrian.langdon.90)

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Monday 6th February 2017

Late news, 5/2, Millbrook: 2 Cattle Egret again at Stone Farm this afternoon. (B Taggart)

Millbrook: 2 Cattle Egret again at Sone Farm. (B Taggart)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 Avocet, 1 Water Rail, 1 Stoat,  (A James, P Tonkin) Estuary: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull, 7 Mediterranean Gull at high tide. (S Turner)

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Rosemullion Head: 310 Gannet, 23 Mediterranean Gull, 1w Iceland Gull, flying south, 10 – 12am. (P McCartney)

Seaton: 1 1w Iceland Gull. (J Mitchell)

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Helston Boating Lake: 1 1w Iceland Gull. (B Dodd, T Mills, MJ Spicer)

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St Erth: 2 Cattle Egret and 13 Little Egret at 17:20. (MJ Spicer)

Carrick Roads from Restronguet Weir: 4 Eider (1 male, 3 female), 2 Red-breasted Merganser. (J St Ledger)

Newlyn: 1 Red-throated Diver, 8 Great Northern Diver, 12 Common Scoter and 1 Mediterranean Gull off Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Devoran: 12+ Cattle Egret this evening.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 m American Wigeon again.

Penryn: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still at University of Exeter campus.

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Thursday 2nd February 2017

Newlyn: Sub adult Pomarine Skua at 10:30, 11:50 and 12:20. (L Proctor)

Penzance: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull at Larrigan Rocks. Also 4 Med Gull. (Cornwall Birding)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Goldeneye (1 male, 2 female), 1 Pintail (female), 6 Teal, 25 Wigeon, 150 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 1 Peregrine Falcon. (J St Ledger)

Lizard Point: 1 Sooty Shearwater past in the morning. (T Phelps)

East Looe River: 13 Curlew, 14 Redshank, 6 Oystercatcher, 7 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, 39 Mallard, 4 Mute Swan, 3 Cormorant, c.330 Black-headed Gull, c.130 Herring Gull, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 55 Great Black-backed Gull, c.130 Carrion Crow, 1 Buzzard at low tide. (D Spooner)

Freathy: 2 Cattle Egret with 6 Little Egret at Stone Farm. (B Taggart)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 American Wigeon, 1 Spotted Redshank. (J Cole)

Landulph & Kingsmill Lake:  3 Cattle Egret on salt marsh early afternoon, also 180 Avocet. (M Beer)

Bude Rugby Club: 5 Cattle Egret 3 Little Egret. (R Maye)

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Saturday 28th January 2017

Late News, 26/1, Camborne: 4 Waxwing in a private garden. (per M Bishop)

Par beach pool: 1 Gadwall, 1 Water Rail, 70 Teal, 20 Mute Swan, 34 Coot, 40 Moorhen, call duck & muscovy duck. (S Grose)

Praa Sands to Cudden Point (and back): 300+ Redwing (Kenneggy), 4 Raven, 2 Blackcap (1 F and 1 M singing), 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Merlin, 10 pr Fulmar, 1 1w Mediterranean Gull, 1 Oystercatcher, 10 Meadow Pipit, 1 f Stonechat. (J. Evans)

St Ives: 1 Cattle Egret in field at back of house in Trenwith Lane area. (A Thomas)

Charlestown harbour: 13 Common Gull offshore. (S Grose)

Ponsanooth sewage works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff and 4 Goldcrest. (R Augarde)

Bude: 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Teal, 5 Mute Swan, 3 poss 5 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Stonechat, 3 Lapwing and 1 Shag. (H Wilkins) Also 2 Shoveller and 2 Water Rail. (B Bosistp) Also 4 Cattle Egret, 3 Little Egret still on rugby pitch. (A Roberts) Plus 1 Black Redstart on Bude wharf. (A Roberts)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 Avocet. (R Farnes, T&J Parrell) Estuary/Lelant Saltings: 1 Water Pipit.( D. Eva ) Also 1 1w Ring-billed Gull in BHG flock at 10:30, 1 imm Iceland Gull briefly 11am, 1w drk Green-winged Teal, 1 subad Yellow-legged Gull (3pm), 1f Goosander, 4 ad Common Gull, 17 Grey Plover, 41 Golden Plover. (R Veal, A McKechnie)  Copperhouse Creek: 1 Jack Snipe. ( D. Eva )

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Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Ruff (flew in with curlews at 10.50 and stayed until flushed along with lapwing and starlings at 11.10) also 3 Spoonbill, 4 Gadwall, 6 Pintail, 6+ Shoveler, 10+ Mallard, 20+ Curlew, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot plus 150+ Canada Geese with 1 Barnacle Goose with them, and many Teal, Wigeon, Lapwing, Starling and Black-tailed Godwit. (J Lander)

North Cliffs: At least 10 Lapland Bunting with 150 Skylark. ( D. Eva ) Also 2 Chough. (T Harrison)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Great White Egret landed briefly at 10:20 and then flew off north east. (MJ Spicer)

Newquay, Towan Head: 13 Common Gull, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Kittiwake. (S Grose)

Camel Trail: 2 Spoonbill half way between Padstow and Wadebridge. (C Stephenson)

Kenidjack: 10 Chough, 1 Peregrine, 3 Raven. (C&C Moore)

Little Kelynack: 1 Shoveler. (C&C Moore)

Falmouth: 1 Woodcock over Sainsbury’s car park at 16:34. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 2f Pintail, 6+ Shoveler, 150+ Lapwing. (D Chaney)

Crowlas: 1f Brambling on feeders in private garden until 9:15, also 1m Blackcap, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Chiffchaff. (R Veal)

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Porth Reservoir: 1 Iceland Gull, c400 Herring Gull, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 8 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 1 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe) Also 4 calling Tawny Owl, 3 Woodcock, 7 Snipe. (S Grose)

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Gannel Estuary: 10 Cattle Egret, 1 Water Pipit, 83 Wigeon, 140 Curlew, 7 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 68 Great Black-backed Gull, 25 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Rock Pipit, 1 Peregrine, 1 Chough, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Swanpool: 1 Mediterranean Gull. (R Augarde)

Mediterranean Gull, Richard Augarde

Townshend: 1 1w Iceland Gull feeding in horse field 1km west, just north of R Hayle. (C Richards)

St Merryn: 2 Cattle Egret feeding with cattle opposite the Atlantic Bay holiday resort. Also 1 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto)

Trevose Head: 641 Kittiwake, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Skua, 4 Yellowhammer and 2 Lapland Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Tredore: 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto)

Maer Lake: 178 Wigeon, 107 Teal, 9 Dunlin, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Common Snipe, 562 Golden Plover, 30 Curlew and 1 Water Rail. (B Bosisto)

Marhamchurch: 1 drake Goosander on the pool next to the cafe near to the A39. (B Bosisto)

Camelford: 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 3 Spoonbill ( 2 Adult , 1 Juvenile), 1 Barnacle Goose, 408 Wigeon, 234 Teal, 27 Gadwall, 22 Shoveler, 13 Pintail, 40 Mallard, 2 Ruff, 75 Curlew, 115 Black-tailed Godwit, 120 Lapwing, 700 Golden Plover, 1 Greenshank, 78 Common Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 10 Common Snipe, 432 Dunlin, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Chiffchaff. (B Bosisto)

Mousehole: 1 m Eastern Black Redstart again.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 m American Wigeon still.

Dozmary Pool: 1 m Lesser Scaup again.

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Wednesday 25th January 2017

Late news, 24/1, Millbrook Lake: 2 (pair) Red-Breasted Merganser, 1 Sandwich Tern, 24 Common Gull, 8 Mediterranean Gull. Wacker: 1 Pintail, 40+ Avocet. St John’s Lake:  2 m/f  Long-tailed Duck ( M Beer)

Downderry: 1 Firecrest (D Allan)

Charlestown: 4 Long-tailed Tit (D Hastilow)

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Long-tailed Tit, David Hastilow

River Camel, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 32 Mute Swan, 24 Shelduck,15 Mallard,12 Pintail, 9 Goosander, 7 Red-legged partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Moorhen, 90 Oystercatcher, 24 Ringed Plover, 12 Grey Plover, c1000 Golden Plover, 150 Lapwing, 25 Knot, 140 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 40 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 42 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 40 Curlew, 200 Black-headed Gull, 6 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 90 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser black-backed Gull, 95 Great black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 10 Redwing, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 50 Starling, 8 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 12 Linnet, 3 Bullfinch (M Scawen et al.)

Ryans Field: 1m Bullfinch, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Buzzard, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Spoonbill,  mixed flock of 50+ Dunlin, Redshank and Godwits. (A James)

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Walmsley: 3 Spoonbill, 1 probable Yellow-legged Gull, 16 Pintail, 60+ Black-tailed Godwit, 100+ Wigeon, 9 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 50+ Teal, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Shelduck, 1 Snipe. (A Piper)

Mousehole: Juv Glaucous Gull still present on St Clement’s Isle at 13:30, plus Eastern Black Redstart on the beach east of the harbour car park. (DK Parker) This evening at the roost were 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull again, 6 Yellow-legged Gull (3 ad, 1 3w & 2 1w), 1 3w Argentatus Herring Gull, the probable 2w American Herring Gull and at least 2 presumed herring gull x lesser black-backed gull hybrids. (MT Elliott)

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Eastern Black Redstart, Dave Parker

Newquay, Penpoll Creek: 8 Cattle Egret came into roost with Little Egrets at 5 25 pm. (M Lammas)

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup still present.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 drake American Wigeon with 160+ Wigeon (M Beer)

Hayle Estuary: 1 candidate Caspian Gull (M Halliday)

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Caspian Gull, Mark Halliday

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