Saturday 7th September 2019

Late news, 6/9, Rocky Valley; Bossiney: 1 Dipper, 2 Goldcrest  (L Payne)

Late news, 06/09, Dobwalls: Female Sparrowhawk in the garden (photo attached), 1 Chiffchaff (C&J Duffy)

Sparrowhawk – Janet Duffy

Drift Reservoir (members only): Osprey early morning plus 3 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper and 4 Green Sandpiper. (P St Pierre) Osprey still present at 17:06. (D Flumm)

Land’s End: 1 probable Booted Warbler from footpath in hedge & bracken at SW corner of Swingates garden 09:35-09:40; 1 Hobby over. (H Mitchell, C Andrew, P Taylor) NB. Swingates is a private garden with no general access.

Kynance: Brown Booby flew behind Gull Rock at 16:25. (C Griffin)

Caerthillian: Wryneck at the SW end also 1 Wheatear, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 12 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Peregrine. (T Carson, S Rowe)

Lizard: 1 Wryneck, (Caerthillian, on stone wall in corner of field with 4 bee hives), 9 Wheatear, 2 Raven, 38 Cormorant, 11 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, 9 Turnstone, 7 Stonechat, 3 Buzzard, 1 Yellow Wagtail (2nd field East of lighthouse) 90+Linnet, 60+ Goldfinch, 3 Moorhen, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Stoat. (S Grose)

Nanjizal: Aquatic Warbler trapped at the private ringing site, please keep to public rights of way also Turtle Dove and 2 Tree Pipit. (K Wilson)

Lizard: Pomarine Skua and 8 Sooty Shearwater past Kynance this morning. (J Chitty et al.)

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper still on the airfield late morning at least and again between 12:00 & 13:00 plus 5 Dunlin,15 Ringed Plover, 3 Wheatear, 10 Pied Wagtail. Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear. (S Denny, S Windle) 22 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 1 Turnstone, 1 Buff breasted Sandpiper, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail. ( B Bosisto, L Payne )

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Dunlin – Stevan Windle

Ringed Plover – Stevan Windle

St Ives: Grey Phalarope on the sea of the coastguard lookout.

Truro:  Raven over Rosedale Estate this morning. (K&J Mortimore)

Kings Mill Lake: 20 Greenshank, 1 juv Dunlin, 63 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 53 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 18 Little Egret, 7 Cormorant, 260 Black-headed Gull, 17 Herring Gull & 1 adult Lesser Black-backed Gull. (P Kemp) Also Osprey late afternnon. (K Baum)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Snipe, 32 Teal, 3 Curlew, 2 Green Sandpiper, 6 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Lapwing,1 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, and 2 colour-ringed Herring Gulls. (D Britton, D Eva, L Langley)

Porth Kidney: 1 adult Sabine’s Gull with 100 Kittiwake being harassed by 2 dark phase Arctic Skua, 10 Sandwich Tern. (D Eva) Sabine’s Gull still present 18:45, plus 5 Knot, 35 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit. (R Veal) 1 Grey Phalarope also reported.

Sandwich Tern – Kevin Bowers

St Ives: Adult Sabine’s Gull flew west past Clodgy Point early evening. (L Langley)

Windmill Farm: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Skylark, 1 Whinchat, 5 Stonechat,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 hen Pheasant, also the remains of a Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey again plus 8 Greenshank, 4 Knot and 67 Med Gulls. (S Lister) In addition 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Curlew, 10 Black-headed Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Osprey, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret at Ryan’s Field and 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Redshank & 4 Oystercatcher on Carnsew Pool. (K. Bowers)

Osprey – Kevin Bowers

Kingfisher – Kevin Bowers

Little Egret – Kevin Bowers

Rame: 1 Wheatear, 12 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 8 Stonechat, 5 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 2 Skylark & 20+ Linnet. (C Buckland)

Prospidnick: 1 Green Woodpecker in nearest Sweet Chestnut tree to the road. (S Grose)

Par: 12 Ringed Plovers and 5 Turnstones on the beach this afternoon. (L Curry)

Whipsiderry: 2 Peregrine Falcon, 11 Oystercatcher, 5 Stonechat, 6 Corn Bunting, 1 Skylark, 4 Raven, 2 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Juv Sanderling, 15 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin & Kestrel  this evening. (B Craven)

Mawnan Church: 8 Med Gulls, 2 Little Egrets, 7 Oystercatchers, 1 Wheatear and 2 Turnstone. (A Witheywood)

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)

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Wednesday 29th August 2018

Late News, 28/8, Porthgwarra: 1 Yelkouan Shearwater at 6:41 pm, 35 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Sooty Shearwater between 17:50 and 20:07. (B Richards)

Late news, 28/8, Mount’s Bay: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1000+ Manx, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 juvenile Little Gull. Also 10 Risso’s Dolphin at 18:00 from Mermaid. (M Elliott)

Nanjizal: 1 juv. Aquatic Warbler, 38 Sedge Warbler (plus British Control), 10 Reed Warbler, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 6 Willow Warbler (plus British control). (P Roseveare)

Aquatic Warbler, Pete Roseveare

Pendeen (06:15-11:20): 7 Balearic Shearwater, 12 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 4 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 1 Whimbrel, good numbers of Common + Arctic Terns. Also 1 Minke Whale and a pod of Common Dolphin. (Jon G)

Newquay Boating lake: 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Drift: 4 Little Egret, 17 Teal, 82 Mallard, 1 juv. Little Ringed Plover, 5 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 300 Swallow, 200 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 10 Pied Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (D Flumm)

Millbrook Lake: 5 Moorhen, 2 Egyptian Goose, Grey Heron, 21 Redshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Napp)

Egyptian Goose, Rick Napp

Black-tailed Godwit, Rick Napp

Redshank, Rick Napp

Porthgwarra: 1 Cory’s Shearwater reported at 10:40.

Hustyn Wood: 2 Crossbill (B Bosisto)

Rumps and Pentire: 6 Fulmar, 15 Manx Shearwater, 150+ Gannet, 8 Cormorant, 3 Shag, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 1 Pheasant, 6 Oystercatcher, 70 Black-headed Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 40 Herring Gull, 12 Wood Pigeon, 1 House Martin, 12 Swallow, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Wren, 2 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, 1 Blackbird, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw, 70 Rook, 45 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 9 House Sparrow, 30 Goldfinch, 45 Linnet, 2 Grey Seal, 1 Fox, 2 Large White, 1 Common Blue, 4 Speckled Wood, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath. (M Scawen et al).

Rame: 3 Spotted Flycatchers,1f Redstart, 5 Meadow Pipits, 3 Blackcaps, 8 Whitethroats, 1 Sparrowhawk, 40 Goldfinches, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Raven, 5 Collard Doves. (C Buckland  M Beer)

Gannel Estuary: 43 Med Gull, 8 Little Egret, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Curlew, 6 Dunlin. (S Rowe)

Fistral: 1 Great Skua mid-afternoon. (S Rowe)

Devoran: 31 Black-tailed Godwit, 121 Redshank, 1 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 80 Curlew, 4 Whimbrel at high tide. (S Rogers)

Cudden Point: 2 Whimbrel. (C Zockler)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Wheatear, 2 Swift, c15 alba wagtail including 2+ ad White Wagtail, 8 Little Egret. (DK Parker)

pt/sgr

Saturday 3rd October 2015

Late news, 19&20/9 Wadebridge: “Sustained calling heard from Scops Owl” reported from Polmorla road on the evening of 19/9 and morning of 20/9 but not since. (C Selway)

Late news 2/10 Marazion: 1 Common Swift. (PA Fraser)

Late news 2/10 Porthgwarra: 9+ Wheatear, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler, 100-200 Swallow gathering early evening plus steady movement of Gannet east. (A Nicholson)

Late news 2/10 St Buryan: c100 Swallow at 18:30. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 2/10 Land’s End: Extra birds seen include1 Tree Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 15+ Wheatear, 1 Lapland Bunting, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin and 1 Ringed Plover with a Great Skua and Arctic Skua offshore. (M Elliot)

Late news, 2/10 RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise: Penzance to Wolf:  1 male Common Eider near station, 147 Gannets, 9 Manx Shearwater, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Robin, 8 Guillemot, 11 auks, 8 Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 Fulmar, 1 Cormorant and 1 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf to Penzance 1 Great Skua, 51 Gannets, 1 Guillemot, 5 auks, 13 Great Black-backed Gulls and 3 Black-headed Gulls. Also of interest 100+ Common Dolphins between Wols and St Marys. (B Craven and D Curtis)

Late news, 2/10 Trevilley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Elliot)

Lizard village: 1 ad Rose-coloured Starling near the school. (J Selby)

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Lizard: 1 Aquatic Warbler by turning to Kynance Cove, plus 2 Sedge Warbler and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (A Blunden) Park only in Lizard Village or the National Trust car park and under no circumstances on the Kynance Road also please keep to the footpaths.

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Kynance: 3 Wheatear. (J Hawkey) 1 American Golden Plover at Soapy Cove. (S Votier)

Sancreed: 3 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit resembling continental race, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 18 Skylark, 80 Meadow Pipit and 80 Swallow. (DS Flumm)

Truro: 2 Firecrest on The Parade all week plus 1 on Lemon street. (PA Fraser)

Marazion: 1 Firecrest all week in private garden. (PA Fraser)

Nanquidno: 1 Coal Tit in lower valley plus 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Pied Flycatcher by Nanquidno Barn. (L Hopkins, C Moore) Also Goshawk with a closed ring. (A Harris)

Land’s End: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 12+ Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 100+ Swallow plus Clouded Yellow butterfly. (P&H Taylor, D Eva, R Farnes – photos)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Brent Goose, 6 Med Gull, 4 Greenshank, 1 Pintail and 3 Rock Pipit on Lelant Saltings. 5 Lapwing, 3 Greenshank and 1 Grey Wagtail at Ryan’s Field. 4 Little grebe, 1 Great-crested Grebe and 2 Kingfisher at Carnsew Basin. (R Veal)

Long Rock Pool: 2 Goldeneye. (A Mckechnie – photo)

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Levant: 2 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Whitethroat. (NR Phillips, M Scott-Hams)

Penzance: 1 Grey Wagtail visiting private garden. (NR Phillips) 4 Firecrest in Morrab Gardens. (M Elliot)

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 40+ Common Dolphin in two pods plus 2 Harbour Porpoise (mother and calf). (M Scott-Hams) 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling at Roskestal Farm.

Porthleven: 2 Redpoll & 1 Tree Pipit (over) plus 1 Sandwich Tern offshore. (I Maclean)

Church Cove (Lizard): 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Yellow Wagtail. (I Maclean)

Grochall (LIzard): 1 Yellow-browed Warbler,1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat and 1 Merlin. (I Maclean)

Trevean: 1 Firecrest and 1 Whinchat. (M Scott-Hams)

Nanjizal: 1 Hobby. (M Scott-Hams)

Poldice Mine, nr St Day: 9 Swallow. (A Nicholson)

Marazion: 11 Pale-bellied Brent still offshore. (DK Parker)

Pale-bellied Brent Marazion Cornwall 31015 DK Parker

Newquay: 1 Greenshank on Gannel Estuary and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler on Trethellan Lane. (S Rowe)

Sennen: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in gardens at Trembrase junction also 8 Crossbills over south. (L Thomson)

Lamorna: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler at engine sheds plus 2 Firecrests, Spotted Flycatcher and Coal Tit with another at Nancherrow. (L Thomson)

Polgigga: 2 Lapland Bunting at Carn-les-boel. (MD Wallace)

Porth Joke: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in trees by NT car park this pm. Also 1 Cetti’s Warbler,15 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 8 Goldcrest, 20 Long tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit and 2 Kingfisher. (S Rowe)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 4 Nuthatch, 2 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tits and 2 Jays in woods to the northwest.  Nuthatch, Jay and Coal Tit observed caching acorns. (K Dalziel)

Pendower valley: 50+ Swallows and 5 House Martins mobbing Sparrowhawk. (K Dalziel)

Crowan Reservoirs/Beacon: 34 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Teal, 17 Skylark southwest, 1 Wheatear and 17 Raven. (C Benton)

Godrevy Head: 1 Dartford Warbler. (A Harris)

MJS & DKP

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Late news, September, Nanjizal: Barred Warbler, Aquatic Warbler and Western Bonelli’s Warbler. More information including photos here. (K Wilson)

Penzance: 32 Turnstones on the beach at Jubilee Pool. (P St Pierre)

Cot Valley: 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Pied Flycatcher. (P & H Taylor)

Higher Tregiffian: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still. (MJ Spicer)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Wheatear, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Brent Goose, 2 Greenshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Greenshank, 300 Teal, 300 Wigeon, 1 Shelduck, 15 Med Gulls and 1 Peregrine on Lelant Saltings. 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 1 Ruff on Ryan’s Field . (R Farnes, J Yardley & AR Kitson) 1 Little Stint in Carnsew Basin.

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 Photos by Rod Farnes.

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Photos by Alan Kitson.

 Camel Estuary Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Blackbird, 2 Blackcap, c750 Black-headed Gull, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Buzzard, c100 Canada Goose, c50 Carrion Crow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Common Sandpiper, 40 Cormorant, c200 Curlew, 7 Curlew Sandpiper, c50 Dunlin, c50 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Tit, 34 Greenshank, 25 Grey Heron, c100 Herring Gull, 2 House Sparrow, 20 Jackdaw, 1 Jay, 3 Kingfisher, 2 Lapwing, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c50 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 10 Magpie, 25  Mallard, 3 Meadow Pipit, 45 Mute Swan, c200 Oystercatcher, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Raven, 165 Redshank, 25 Ringed Plover, 4 Robin, 8 Rook, 1 1w Sandwich Tern, 1 Spotted Redshank, 15 Starling, 30 Swallow, 2 Whimbrel, 6 Wigeon and 20 Wood Pigeon. (Martin Cutland Wildlife Walk per C Travis)

Levant/Botallack: Two Swifts in off the sea together at 16:40. Three Wheatears but too windy to see much else also c30 gannets fishing offshore. (NR Phillips)

Chiverton Cross: 1 probable Red Kite at 13:00 over the roundabout heading towards Penstraze. (M Greenhalgh)

River Lynher: 1 juvenile Marsh Harrier and 24 Little Egret at Sconner. (M Beer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  8 Little Egret, 2 Teal, , 2 Snipe, 4 Stonechat. (AR Kitson) Also 2 Coot on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 10 Sanderling, 30 Ringed Plover and 8 Dunlin on the beach. (AR Kitson)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 5 Snipe, 1 Wood Sandpiper and1 Wheatear at the Southern end. 2 Garganey, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank and 1 Snipe from Golden Lion end. (J St Ledger & I Maclean)

Black-tailed Godwit Stithians Cornwall 17th Sept 2014 J St Ledger

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank and several Grey Wagtail. (T McGowan)

Nanquidno: Osprey perched on a pole near Gurland Farm at 17:00.

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