Friday 30th August 2019

Trevescan: Western Bonelli’s Warbler in the garden of Curlew Cottage at 09:45 also 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (G Wyatt) Still present in the Ash and Sycamores at Vingoe Cottage late morning calling frequently and still associating with single Chiffchaff. (LGR Evans) Please park considerately.

Riviere Towans: 12 Sandwich Tern, c30 Sanderling, 1 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel also a steady flow of hirundines heading SW along the coast. (DK Parker et al.)

Gwithian beach: 38 Ringed Plover, 2 Knot, 9 Turnstone, 5 Sanderling, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Gwithian Towans: 23 Gannet, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 5 Turnstone, 20 Oystercatcher, 10 Wheatear, 5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Lapland Bunting, 1 Kestrel and 40 Grey Seal. (S Windle) Grey Wagtail, 44 Mediterranean Gulls, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 18 Sanderling, 4 juvenile Red Knot, 30 Ringed Plover and Northern Wheatear. (LGR Evans)

Lapland Bunting – Stevan Windle

Lapland Bunting – Stevan Windle

Godrevy Point: 1 Black Tern and Sooty Shearwater this afternoon.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 18 nominate Cormorant, P.c.carbo, 8 Teal, 1 Gadwall, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Swift, 10 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm) In addition 1 Osprey, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail, 25 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma and 30 Painted Lady butterflies along west side this afternoon. (D Flumm)

Wadebridge: 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Red-legged Partridge, opp Ball Terrace. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 18 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 3 Turnstone, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Knot, 10 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall 54+ Mediterranean Gull & 15 Sandwich Tern. Ryan’s Field: 1 Common Sandpiper & 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (J Hawkey) Black Kite reported at 13:00 looking towards Lelant from Ryan’s Field, Osprey flew towards Copperhouse Creek.

Siblyback Lake: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 20 + Pied Wagtails, 5 Willow Warblers, 10+ Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap, 30+ Goldfinches, 10 Linnets, 1 N Wheatear, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Grey heron, 16 L Grebes, 2 Tufted Ducks, 3 Coots, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Reed Bunting, 5 Swifts,200+ Swallows, 100+ House Martins, 3 C Buzzards. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin, 3 Curlew, 4 Lapwing, 7 Snipe, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap (male). (J St Ledger, S Williams)

Snipe – S Williams

Bullfinch – S Williams

Blackcap – S Williams

Restronguet Creek, from Point Quay: 6 Sandwich Tern (feeding), 12 Turnstone, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (J St Ledger, S Williams)

Sandwich Tern – S Williams

Black-tailed Godwit – S Williams

Redshank – S Williams

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Knot, 1 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger, J Cope)

Devoran: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Knot, 1 Osprey, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 24 Oystercatcher, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 120 Redshank, 79 Curlew, 7 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover, 7 Teal (D Eva, J Cope, D Carrier)

Osprey – D Carrier

Porthgwarra: 6 Commic Terns, 4 Arctic Tern, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Puffin, 2 Bonxie, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Marsh Tit. (B Bosisto) Also 2 Chough, 10 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 6 Raven (1 rolling), 4 Painted Lady, 1 Clouded Yellow (M Claughton, R Roe)

St Enodoc Golf Course: 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,11 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Penzance: 30+ Turnstone  feeding on mud and weed by Dry Dock. (D Jenkins)

Towan Head: 1 juv Peregrine, 42 Oystercatcher, 17 Turnstone. (S Rowe)

St Ives: 1 possible Brown Booby seen from afar flying amongst a flock of Gannets beyond Man’s Head. Also 1 Little Egret, 1 Arctic Skua, 20+ Gannets and 10+ Cormorants. (K Money)

St Newlyn East Downs: 1 Barn Owl, 1 Snipe. (S Grose)

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Monday 13th May 2019

Late news, 12/5, Kit Hill: 2 Whinchat,1 Grey Wagtail at Quarry, Linnets, Meadow Pipits, 2 Buzzard displaying and single, very pale Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Cuckoo, seen and calling, Goldfinch, 2 Willow Warbler, Blackbirds, Magpies, 2 Robin. (N Wills)

Skewjack: 1 Black Kite over at 13.55 heading east; 9 Red Kite at 13.05. Red Kite total: 38 between 10.20 and 15.50. (M Wallace)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Red Kite over late morning. (R Menari) Glossy Ibis back at 13,15. (L Proctor)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Pink-footed Goose, c30 Swift. (M McKee)

Kenidjack: 5 Red Kite, 1 at c 09.30 going north, 4 at c 12.50 drifting south.(P Clarke)

Camel Estuary: 1 Black-tailed Godwit , 20 Whimbrel , 3 Greenshank, 1 Red Kite (L Payne B Bosisto )

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Greenshank, 1 Peregrine ( caught mallard duckling ), 38 Common Swift. (B Bosisto L Payne )

Gluvian: 3 Red Kite (B Bosisto L Payne )

Blackwater: 2 Red Kite. (R Stableforth)

Sennen Cove: Red Kite seen this afternoon inland. (D Davies)

Nancegollan, nr Helston: 2 Red Kite separately to the east of Nancegollan this afternoon. (D Chaney)

Trevothan, Coverack: 1 Red Kite (D Beadle)

Fraddon: 1 Chough crossing A30 approx 5 miles from Truro. (P Haseldine)

Lamorna: 1 Red Kite west @ 10.45 & 1 east @ 15.20. 5 Swift. (M McKee)

Trevose Head: 3 Whimbrel, 1 Common Buzzard, 37 House Martin, 55 Swallow, 1 Blackcap, 18 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Wheatear, 14 Common Swift. (B Bosisto)

Padstow, Stepper Point / Gunver Head: 3 Grey Partridge, 11 Whimbrel, 55 Razorbill, 53 Guillemot, 11 Fulmar, 6 Shag on nests, 19 Skylark, 16 Meadow Pipit, 13 Swift. (S Grose)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Crossbill, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4+ Siskin. (L Proctor)

Bissoe to Devoran cycle path: 2 Buzzard, 3 Robin, 2 Canada Geese, 4 Shelduck, 1 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan and 20+ Black-headed Gull. (K Money)

Penwithick: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (K. Bowers)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kevin Bowers

Gunwalloe: Cockoo being chased off by Dunock (a witheywood)

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Saturday 11th May 2019

Late news, 8/5, Clodgy Point, St Ives: 1 Honey Buzzard came in off the sea, was harassed by Herring Gulls over St Ives and then flew out over St Ives Bay. (V Stratton)

Late news, 10/5, Towednack/Holmans Moors: male Pied Flycatcher. (V Stratton, J Thomas)

Late news, 10/5, Polgigga: 1 Golden Oriole flew toward Skewjack. (K Wilson)

Late news, 10/5, Porthgwarra: 1 Turtle Dove on wires at Roskestal. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 10/5, St Breward: 2 Redstart singing and 2 Garden Warbler singing, near the church. (C Mason)

Late news, 10/5, Truro: 3 Swift. (N&J Davies)

Late news, 10/5, Sennen: 10 House Martin, 2 House Sparrow. (K Bowers)

House Martins – Kevin Bowers

Late news, 10/5, Perranporth: 1 Whitethroat. (K Bowers)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Temminck’s Stint still showing this afternoon. c20 Swift also of note. (P Roseveare)

A30 by Zelah: Black Kite. (B Tregunna)

Marazion Beach: 9 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 6 Whimbrel, 5 Common Scoter, 2 Shelduck. (S Rogers)

Sanderling – Steve Rogers

Charlestown: 1 Nuthatch, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 juv 1 m Blue Tit, 2 juv 1 m Blackbird, 1 Wren, 4 Dunnock, 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 juv 1 m 1 f Robin, 3 Swallow, 1 House Martin. (D Hastilow)

Nuthatch – David Hastilow

Bartinney: 4 Cuckoo, 2 Swift. (M Jones)

Tregew and Roundwood NT, Kea: 2 Swift, 5 Skylark, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Linnet, 1 House Martin, 1 Swallow, 4 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Small Copper, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Holly Blue, 6 Orange Tip. (N Stevenson, L Mooney, G Adams)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Swift, pair of Canada Geese with 5 goslings, 1 pair of Coot incubating, 6 pairs of Great Tit and 10 pairs of Blue Tit in the nestboxes, Chiffchaff nest with 6 eggs, Willow Warbler nest with 6 eggs, Linnet nest with 3 young. (D Eva)

Newquay: 1 Sparrowhawk circling above the zoo. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Mistle Thrush, 132 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: Cuckoo, Jack Snipe. (D Wright)

Penwithick: 1 Robin, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Wood Pigeon, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Blackbird, 2 Siskin, 5 Jackdaw, 11 House Sparrow, 4 Dunnock, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit. (K Bowers)

Tolcarne, Newquay: 11 Whimbrel. (M Jones)

Bodmin Moor, Stowe’s Hill: 1 pair Redstart, 3 Cuckoo, 2 Wheatear, 2 Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker heard drumming. (J St Ledger)

Redstarts – John St Ledger

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Saturday 20th October 2018

Late news, 19/10, Looe, Hannafore Beach: 15 Turnstone, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Tree Pipit, 6 Rock Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtails (at least 1m & 1f), 1 Redshank, 3 Little Egrets and 2 Med Gulls. (I Juliane)

Late news, 19/10, Looe River: 4 Whimbrel, 3 Little Egrets and 2 Leucistic Carrion Crow. (I Juliane)

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still present at Treve Common 07:35 to 18:20 at least. (M Lawson MW Parker A Hartley) Also 2 Woodlark over. Plus 2 Stonechat, 6+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Buzzard and 1 Chough over high calling, Also possible Red-veined Darter (A Hartley)

Grey Catbird, Paul Ash

Grey Catbird video (including call at c2 mins into the video) – John Chapple

Lizard Village: Red-eyed Vireo by pond on Chapel Lane at 09:10 but not seen since. (R Curtis)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Red Kite over moving SW 10:30. (C Richards) Also 3 1w drake Ring-necked Duck still. (P Eele, B Bosisto)

Sancreed: Westerly passage of 2 Red Kite (singles 08:24 & 09:10), 14 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 450 Woodpigeon, 12 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 32 Skylark, 8 Fieldfare, 30 Chaffinch, 1 Siskin. In area: 3 Kestrel, 98 Redwing, 1 Black Redstart, 4 Stonechat, 29 Robin, 5 Chiffchaff, 6 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 100 Linnet. (D Flumm)

Red Kite – Dave Flumm

Higher Bosistow: 2 Woodlark. (K Wilson) Richard’s Pipit still around Faraway Cottage at 09:20. (M Wallace, B Bosisto) Also Red Kite over Bosistow Lane at 10:55. (T Phelps)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Great White Egret and Spoonbill at Copperhouse Creek. Also 2 Greenshank. (D Balmer) 2 Great White Egrets near Lelant station. (J Parker R Treeby) Spoonbill in Carnsew Basin at mid day. Also Spoonbill, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Great White Egret feeding in pool along walkway. (W Chegwidden) Also 1 Whimbrel, 5 Greenshank and 2 Sandwich Tern. (M Spicer) And 1 Sanderling , 1 Black-tailed Godwit , 4 Bar tailed Godwit, 19 Little Egret, 1 Gadwall , 1 Kingfisher. (B Bosisto)

Great Egret, Alex McKechnie

Spoonbill, Great & Little Egrets, M Rouncefield

Great Egrets, Mike Spicer

Great Egret and Spoonbill, Mike Spicer

Spoonbill, Mike Spicer

Polgigga: Juv Rosy Starling at Ardensawah Farm. 2 Yellow-browed Warbler along Bosistow Lane. 1 Peregrine at Lower Roskestal Farm. (C Richards)

St Buryan: Black Kite over east to the south of the village at 10:30. (J Lawman)

Sennen: Richard’s Pipit flew from cliff top car park towards Sennen Cove.

The Lizard: 1 Little Bunting, 2 Woodlark, 1 female Merlin, 1 female Marsh Harrier all on or over cut maize field on the Kynance Road (D Eva) Black Redstart by the village green, 5 Black Redstarts on roof tops on new houses at north end of village, plus Whinchat on rough ground there and a Fieldfare over. (D Balmer)

Kynance Cove: 3 Wheatear. (D Balmer)

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 m Mandarin. (S Votier)

Porthgwarra: 4 Yellow-browed Warbler (1 near the Drs house, 2 60 ft cover, 1 Trevean), Dartford Warbler, near the wall. Black Redstart by the coastguard cottages and 3 Red-veined Darter near the dried up pond. (G Wyatt) Also 4 Woodlarks and 2 Black Redstarts reported. (T Phelps)

Pendeen: Yellow-browed Warbler in Calartha Farm Wood. (P Clement) 3 Wheatears, 1 Buzzard,.1 Kestrel, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Linnet. Also 6 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and a Small Copper (A Hartley) Also 1 Black Redstart still.

Carn Gloose: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Peregrine, 2+ Chough, 1 Vagrant Emperor, 4 Red-veined Darter, 1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Wall Brown, 1 Small Tortoishell, 1 Small WhiteRed Admirals and Small Coppers including a caeruleopunctata variant. (M Ahmad, D Hatton, S Holloway, T Mills et al)

Vagrant Emperor – Mashuq Ahmad

Goonhilly Downs: At least 10 Vagrant Emperor dragonflies including 3 egg-laying pairs in tandem this afternoon at Croft Pascoe Pool, late afternoon. (J Walters)

Church Cove: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Pass)

Kynance Road: 1 Jack Snipe flushed ( M Pass )

Roskestal: 1 Red Kite east mid morning (D Eva) Also 1 Peregrine at Lower Roskestal Farm. (C Richards)

Nanjizal: 1 Snipe, 47 Stock Dove, 1 Woodlark,  2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Redpoll ( Bob Bosisto )

Nanquidno: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Ring Ouzel.

Penlee Point: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at east end of Penlee Battery NR with Long-tailed Tit flock. (G Lewis) No sign since but Firecrest in the tit flock! (D Allan)

Cot Valley: 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and a Woodlark.

Camborne: Possible eagle species flew south. (M Hoskin)

Sennen Cove: Turtle Dove at Sennen Rise.

Park Head: 5 Chough, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Kestrel, 6 Raven, 2 Corn Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer, 21 Skylark, 15 Stonechat, also Linnets, Meadow Pipits. (S Grose)

Newquay Boating Lake: 2 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Red-eared Terrapin. (S Grose)

Constantine: 2 Black Redstart in Trebarvah Court (J Chapman)

Tremough Campus, Penryn: 1 Firecrest (J Chapman)

Tregonning Hill: Short-eared Owl 17.35 circling o/h with accompanying Crow. Went off N.W., both. (C Richards)

Maer Lake: 3-400 Golden Plover (most in flight 10 landed), 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 5 Snipe, 30+ Teal, 20+ Wigeon, 1 Grey Heron, 30+ Lapwing, 1 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 30+ Black-headed Gull, 20+ Herring Gull, 200+ Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 35+ Curlew on field to NE of lake. (T Nicholson)

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier again. (T Fletcher)

Zennor: F/1w Black Redstart on cottages seaward of church at 16:00 and a Whinchat on headland. (G Barlow)

Bedruthan Steps: 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 5 Raven, 2 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Breage: Short-eared Owl over Tregonning Hill at 17:35 but then flew NW.

Fiddlers Green: 1 Barn Owl. (M Jones)

Dozmary Pool: 8 Pochard (3 f), Tufted Ducks, Teal, 18 Lapwings,1 Golden Plover. (C Buckland)

Colliford Reservoir: 2 Snipe, 1 Dunlin, 4 Wheatears, 1 Reed Bunting, 30+ Golden Plovers, 10 Great Crested Grebes. (C Buckland)

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Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Late news, 21/8, Truro: Gull flock (predominantly Herring Gull with some Black-headed Gull), much in excess of 200, probably feeding on flying ants over Rosedale Estate, Truro, for quite while around 17:00. (K & J Mortimore)

Late news, 21/8, Lizard: 11+ Yellow Wagtail at Old Lizard Head, plus Wheatear, 12 Sand Martin & 2 Tree Pipit over. (M Pass)

Bude: Adult female Honey Buzzard flying low SW this morning at 06:15, being mobbed by 15 Herring Gulls and Carrion Crows. (N Bastin)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 imm. Glossy Ibis reported still.

Nanjizal: A total of 153 new birds ringed, including 1 Nightingale, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 52 Sedge Warbler, 6 Grasshopper Warbler, 13 Whitethroat, 17 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 7 Reed Warbler, 17 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff and 11 Swallow. Please keep to public rights of way. (P Roseveare, K Wilson)

North East Lizard Village: Moulting adult Black Kite circled between 12:50 and 14:15 at least, seemingly confused by lots of ocean! (M Pass)

Nanquidno: 1 Lesser Whitethroat still showing opposite the 5 bar gate. (T McGowan)

Pendeen 06:00-09:00: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 3000 Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Storm Petrel, 4 Common Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull & 2 Whimbrel. (P Flint)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Green Sandpiper. (M Evans)

Marazion Beach: 1 juvenile Little Gull, 1 Greenshank, 1 Peregrine over, Sea Daffodils on the dunes. (M Evans) Also 110+ Dunlin, 60+ Sanderling, 40+ Ringed Plover, 6 Turnstone, 2 ad. Mediterranean Gull, at the red river mouth at around 17:00. (R Butts)

Sea Daffodil – Mike Evans

 

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Gadwall, 1 Greylag Goose, 15 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 38 Dunlin, 21 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 62 Curlew, 23 Med Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern (B Bosisto)

Gannel Estuary: 39 Med Gull, 7 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

The Lizard: 8 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit over and 1 Pied Flycatcher towards Kynance. (L Ozsanlav-Harris)

Pendeen: 2 Chough at Pendeen Lighthouse 15:30 and 12 Dolphin 1/2 mile out on fish shoal. (P, K&H Woolley)

Sennen Bay: 1 Arctic Skua west.

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 pair of Redstart, 2 Wheatear, 10 Ringed Plover, 1 juv. Little Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 2 Teal, 3 Common Sandpiper, 10 Snipe, 20 Cormorant, 120 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Little Grebe, 20+ Pied Wagtail, 2 Sand Martin, Barn Swallows,15+ House Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Raven. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Golitha Woods: 2 Dippers down stream from bridge, 3 Siskin,1 Marsh Tit, Nuthatches, Coal Tits, 2 Treecreeper. (C Buckland, M Beer)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 15 Storm Petrel this evening. (S Rowe)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua chasing Gulls, 50+ Manx Shearwater, 20+ Gannet. (D Clapp)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Newquay, Huers Hut: 9 juv. Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Sandpiper on rocks below. (S Grose)

Pentire and the Rumps: 8 Fulmar, c.200 Manx Shearwater, 25 Gannet, 7 Cormorant, 3 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 5 Kestrel, 1 Pheasant, 3 Oystercatcher, 105 Black-headed Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Black-backed gull, 35 Herring Gull, 9 Wood Pigeon, 2 House Martin, 20 Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 6 Rock Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 1 Blackbird, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, c.100 Rook, 12 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 3 Starling, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch, 80 Linnet. 1 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 6 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Wall Brown, 4 Meadow Brown, 5 Small Heath, 1 Six-spot Burnet  (M Scawen et al.).

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Thursday 16th August 2018

Late news, 14/8, Portscatho: 50 Med Gull, 1 Greenshank, 5 Sanderling, 4 Common Sandpiper, 8 Turnstone. (A Roberts)

Late news, 15/8, Kenidjack: 18-20 Chough. (P Fraser)

Nr Helston: Black Kite drifted low, going west (towards Lowertown) over B3297, just north of Helston at 14:40. (S Croft).

Portscatho: At least 180 Mediterranean Gull, 2 of the juvenile birds with yellow colour rings on their left legs. (Unable to read numbers). 1 Sandwich Tern. (A Roberts)

Millbrook Lake: 2 Egyptian Goose, 40+ Redshank, 2 Knot (sum plum), 3 Black-tailed Godwit (2 in sum plum), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Common Sandpiper. (B Taggart)

Polgigga: 1 Green Sandpiper at Penrose. (H Bradshaw)

Bissoe Valley Nature Reserve: 7 House Martin, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (B Toms)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Tuna (assumed Blue-fin), 1 Storm Petrel, 3 Balearic Shearwater and 3000+ Manx Shearwater between 08:45-10:45. (N Wheatley)

Pendeen: 12 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Storm Petrel, 76 Whimbrel and 7 Med Gull between 07:00 & 12:00. (F Steuck) 07:00-16:00: 1 Great Shearwater at 09:20, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 14 Balearic Shearwater, 12 Storm Petrel, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common/Arctic Tern, 14 Whimbrel, 2 Chough. (G Wyatt)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe. (DK Parker) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Swift and 1 Wheatear. (M Jones)

Maer Lake: 3 Garganey, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Barnacle Goose, 12 Teal, 1 Bar-headed Goose (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper. (S Kolodziejski)

Watchcroft: 1 Painted Lady Butterfly, 2 Wall Brown Butterfly, 2 Common Lizard. (J Evans)

Polbathic Creek: 1 Greenshank. (A Blonden)

Wendron: 1 Buzzard circling. (RB & PC Girling)

Mousehole: 2 juv/1w Yellow-legged Gull and 4 Common Sandpiper on St Clement’s Isle. (M Elliott)

Nanquidno: 5 Swift, 6 Whitethroat (juvs), 3 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 2 Chough. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Land’s End: 1 Swift, 4 Whitethroats, 2 House Martin, 1 Peregrine, hybrid Carrion/Hooded Crow & family group of Swallows with adults arial-feeding the juveniles. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Swift. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

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Tuesday 12th June 2018

Late news, 3/6, Tregony: 1 Rosy Starling with starlings. (R Curvengen)

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper still on the airfield. Please keep off the runways and respect all users. (P Roseveare, A McKechnie, B Hibbett, MJ Spicer)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Alex McKechnie

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Mike Spicer

Newquay: A juvenile Rosy Starling this morning on path across Newquay Golf Course at eastern end about 09:30. (C Stephenson)

Longrock: Black Kite, briefly, flying north 15:25. (P Sharp)

Hayle: 1 Red Kite over A30 at 17:00. (B Hibbett, MJ Spicer)

Middle Amble:1 Green Sandpiper. (A Langdon)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan plus 5 cygnets, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 female Gadwall, 1 drake Teal, 11+ Mallard, 4+ Moorhen broods, 1 Little Grebe, 6 House Martin and 1 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Barnacle Goose – Dave Parker

Downderry: 3 Great Northern Diver early this morning. (A Payne)

Penzance: Drake Eider still present. (South Devon Birds & Wildlife)

Rough Tor: 2 Lesser Redpoll at Rough Tor Woods this morning. (A McKechnie)

Lesser Redpoll – Alex McKechnie

Seaton: 3 Gannet offshore. (D Symons)

Par: 1 Swallow: 9 Feral Pigeon flying over the railway station. (R. Barlow)

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