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)

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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)

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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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