Monday 31st May 2021

Late News, 29/05, Woon Gumpus Common: Black Stork late evening. (R Humphreys)

Black Stork – Raoul Humphreys

Buttermilk Hill: Black Stork again throughout the day eventually being lost to view over Carbis Bay mid afternoon. (J Chapple, J Ryan et al) In addition, Black Stork back over between 6.00 and 7.00 pm, 7 Red Kite over, 4 Cuckoo, 18 pairs of Linnet and 14 pairs of Meadow Pipit, 4 pairs of Stonechat and 11 pairs of Whitethroat. (V Stratton)

Tehidy: Great Spotted Cuckoo being mobbed by 2 Magpie and a Pipit flock over the B3301, about 1/3rd of a mile east of Tehidy Woods. (P Roseveare)

King Arther’s Hall, Bodmin Moor: Black Kite with 2 Red Kite drifting north at 2.30 pm. (S Croft)

Clerkenwater Vean, Bodmin Moor: 1 Wood Warbler calling, 1 Red Kite, 1 Dipper. (A Wagstaff)

Lands End: 1 Woodchat Shrike, 1 Hobby (over at 09:20 flying in the direction of Sennen). (J St Ledger, M Hall)

Woodchat Shrike – John St Ledger

Red Kite – John St Ledger

Nanjizal: 2cy Golden Oriole, 2cy Marsh Harrier, 8 Red Kite, flava Wagtail, Redpoll. (K Wilson)

Penwith Moors: 4 Red Kite, 1 Cuckoo. (J St Ledger)

Polgigga: 7 Crossbill over. (M Wallace)

Kenidjack: 6 Red Kite over. (M Hall)

Botallack: 1m Blackcap. (M Hall)

Sancreed: 2 Red Kite, Cuckoo. Turtle Dove east with 2 Collared Dove 16:30 hrs. Also Adder & Broad-bodied Chaser dragonfly Caer Bran (D Flumm)

Marazion Marshes RSPB: 8 Linnet, 4 Stonechat, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 8 Reed Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Wren, 1 Little Grebe. (K Bowers)

Reed Warbler – Kevin Bowers

Grey Heron – Kevin Bowers

Linnet – Kevin Bowers

Gunwalloe, Church Cove: single Red Kite quartering the reed bed beside the golf course at low level. Flew off towards the west. (S Ford)White Hart, Ludgvan: 5 Swift over this evening. (P Geddes)

Croft Pascoe, Goonhilly Downs: 3 Siskin, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Blackcap (m), 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warblers. Also 1 Red Kite over 8.00 am. (S Chandler)

Traboe Cross, Goonhilly: 2 Cuckoo (S Chandler)

Praa Sands: 4 Red Kite drifted over heading East between 06:30 and 07:00 am. 2 Appeared to be exhibiting courtship flight characteristics (J Evans)

Perranuthnoe: 5 Red Kite at 7.30 am, mobbed by Corvids, last seen high and heading across the bay to St Michael’s Mount. (N Groves)

Trencrom: 1 Red Kite over today. (S Stevens)

Brunnion/Trink: Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, 2 Swift. (P Geddes)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Little Egret, 31 Shelduck including a brood of 6 ducklings, 39 Canada Goose including broods of 6 & 4 goslings, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 6 Oystercatcher, 6 Curlew, Black-headed Gull. (D Flumm)

Turnstone – Dave Flumm

Dunlin – Dave Flumm

Ringed Plover – Dave Flumm

Ryan’s Field RSPB, Hayle: 6 Swallow , 2 Grey Heron , 2 Little Egret , 2 Shelduck , 5 Reed Warbler , 7 Goldfinch . (K Bowers)

Swallow – Kevin Bowers

Goldfinch – Kevin Bowers

Zennor: 1 Red Kite between Zennor and Gurnards Head at midday. (C & R Daley)

St Erth Praze: Red Kite heading north late morning (M Grantham)

Camborne: Red Kite heading north low at 15:15 (M Grantham)

St Agnes: 1 Red Kite flying above Wheal Kitty being mobbed my gulls. (T Francis)

Trispen: 9 Cattle Egret flying low East over A39 between Carland Cross and Trispen at 6.30am. (C Mason)

Penhale Sands: 1 Cuckoo. (L Sampson)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 juvenile Tawny Owl, 8 ad Great Crested Grebe on the water (nest being incubated with 3 eggs has been predated), 1 Dipper collecting food on the dam wall. (S Grose)

Rock: 1 Sparrowhawk high over a private garden. (S Grose)

Amble Marshes: 1 Marsh Harrier, Mute swan pair + 7 cygnets, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Otter. (A Langdon)

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Spoonbill, 5 Grey Heron, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 4 Skylark, Mute swan pair with 5 cygnets. (A Langdon)

Spoonbill – Adrian Langdon

Spoonbill- Andrew Tomkins

Spoonbill – Andrew Tomkins

Mute Swans – Andrew Tomkins

Dunmere: 4 Dipper (2ad & 2juv), 1 m Kingfisher, 4 Grey Wagtail, 3 Great spotted Woodpecker, 5 Sisken, 11 Coal Tit, 1 Raven, 5 Nuthatch, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Marsh Tit gathering food, 1 f Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Polbrock Bridge: 1 Red Kite high over at 8.00 am this morning. (T Nightingale)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Red Kite, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush and 1f Redstart. (A Tomkins)

Roughtor: 1 Red Kite over. (J Wilson)

Ninestones: 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 12 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Stonechat (D Clegg)

Botelet, Herodsfoot: 1 Red Kite late afternoon. (K Knight)

Boscastle: 2 Red Kite at 11.00 am. (J Maughan)

Crackington: 12 Red Kite between 8 and 10 am one group of 5 all heading North East. (J&B Teague)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Red Kite over at 10:25 am, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch. (R Mudge)

Calstock: 1 Red Kite and 1 Sparrowhawk. (E Bennett)

Rame/Penlee: 9 Blackcap, 19 Whitethroat. (P Kemp)

plr

Sunday 30th May 2021

Late News, 29/05, Pengarrock Farm, Helston: 6 Red Kite riding thermals over the valley. (J Crooks)

Late News, 29/05, Trevothan, nr. Coverack: 21 Red Kite E or NE during afternoon. Also 1 Cuckoo. (D Beadle)

Late News, 29/05, Treskewes St Keverne: 27+ Red Kites over silage fields. (A Williams)

Late News, 29/05, Traboe, St Martin: 2 Tawny Owl chicks left Owl box. (A Williams)

Late News, 29/05, Middlewood, North Hill: 1 Red Kite at 8.55 am (J Bousfield)

Late Photo, 29/05, Treeve Moor:

Pectoral Sandpiper – Mushaq Ahmad

Tehidy: 2nd Cal Great Spotted Cuckoo on the north west side of Tehidy at 4pm. Lost over trees heading north east. (K Wilson)

Woon Gumpus Common: Black Stork first seen circling over c8:55. (P Clement) Then briefly landed near Jericho Farm before flying off again, heading South East c10:10. (M Ahmad, P Clement) This afternoon, Black Stork in the fields S of Morvah at 3.25 pm briefly before flying east . Also 7 Red Kite and 11 Swift (A Bayly) In addition, 2 Cuckoo and 6 Red Kite (1215). (D Flumm)

Black Stork – Nigel Rogers

Black Stork – Mushaq Ahmad

Black Stork – John Swann

Black Stork – Richard Augarde

Polgigga: 1 Black Kite and 6 Red Kite over at 10.22 am. (K Wilson, M Wallace)

Ludgvan Churchtown: 1 Black Kite over at 10.51 am (S Ellison)

Land’s End: fem-type Golden Oriole until 8:50 in willows surrounding Swingates. (B Mellow, R Augarde, R Veal, J Overfield). fem Woodchat Shrike between car park and Swingates. (B Mellow et al.) fem Red-backed Shrike also between car park and Swingates. (P Taylor et al) Black Kite (same as above) with group of Red Kite over at 10:53. (S Rogers, P Taylor et al) Also, Osprey over 15:25. (M Broadbent, J Jones)​

Woodchat Shrike – Dave Flumm

Red Kite – Dave Flumm

Red-backed Shrike – Joe Jones

Red-backed Shrike – Mushaq Ahmad

Osprey – Nigel Rogers

Red-backed Shrike – Mushaq Ahmad

Skewjack: Black Kite (same as above) over at c11:40. Golden Oriole flew North c12:15. Also Hobby, Yellow Wagtail ssp. and Spotted Flycatcher. (M Wallace) In addition, Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler. (D Flumm)

Caer Bran: male Red-backed Shrike. (per M Elliott)

Coverack: Bee-eater. (W Hawkes)

Porthgwarra: 8 Red Kite in the area. (E Smart)

Nanjizal: 5 Red Kite. (D Flumm) In addition, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Red Kite. (R Veal)

Little Trethewey: singing male Lesser Whitethroat. (K Wilson)

Newbridge: Red Kite (1230). (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 18 Red Kite. (D Flumm)

Housel Bay, Lizard: 4 Red Kite this morning. (M Lavelle)

Poldhu Valley and Cove: Sedge Warblers, Reed Warbler, male Reed Bunting, male Stonechat with 2 juveniles, Oystercatcher on beach, flock of 6 Cormorants flying inland, 2 Red Kite at 06:10 flying east towards Mullion. (S Ford)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Red Kite. (D Eva)

St Martin in Meneage: 3 Red Kite drifting north at 13.47. A further 6 Red Kite in freshly cut silage field at 5.00 pm (ND and S Chandler)

Coverack: 15+ Red Kite (13+ W/SW, 2 E), 1 Spotted Flycatcher at Trevothen. (D Beadle)

Carnmeal Downs: 2 Yellowhammer (on territory also occupied in 2019). 1 Red Kite. (G Adams)

Helston: Blackcap in private garden. (S Buckmaster)

Goldsithney: 10 Red Kites over at 3.30 pm today. (R Nicholls)

Porth Saxon Beach, Helford River: 6 Red Kite and 1 Cuckoo over the river heading north between 08:45 & 09:30 am. (J Irvine)

Red Kite – John Irvine

Rosemullion Head: 11 Red Kite heading east at 10:00 am (J Holmes)

Falmouth: 2 Red Kite flying east over harbour at 9.30 am (S Van Hear) Also reported, 5 Red Kites over Trescobeas area between 08:30 and 09:30 am, being mobbed by Gulls. (J St Ledger)

Carnmenellis: 2 Cuckoo, 1 Kestrel, 1 Skylark (heard). (J St Ledger)

Portreath: 4 Red Kite at 3.00 pm. (N Rusden)

Camborne: 1 Red Kite low over Pengegon before drifting off to the north east, at 2.50 pm. (D King)

Chapel Carne Brea: 4 Red Kite at 2.30 pm (M Jones)

Goonhavern: 1 Red Kite flying over at 2.15 pm. (W Chegwidden)

Lostwithiel: 1 Kingfisher. (A Wilson)

Par Beach: 10 Eider offshore, 3 Whitethroat, 5 Linnet, 9 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

St Blazey, St Andrews Pool: 2 prs Mute Swan with 3 & 7 Cygnets, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 3 Siskin. (S Grose)

Par Market East Carpark: 1 Nuthatch (feeding young at nest, in hole in Oak tree nr Market entrance). (S Grose)

Stenalees: 1 Red Kite flying high eastward this morning. (R Hollis)

Foxhole: 24 Red Kite, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Siskin, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Cuckoo. (B Bosisto, P Wilkins)

Nanpean: 1 Red Kite. (B & L Bosisto)

Victoria, Roche: Osprey over Cornwall services this morning heading North. (M Reeves)

Roche: 17 Red Kite up to 6pm, one with yellow wing tag. (J Rance)

Carnanton Wood: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 1 m Blackcap at Spitfire Corner. (S Grose)

Rialton Barton: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper. (S Grose)

St Columb Minor: 2 Red Kite, east over priory Road at 08.05 am. (S Grose)

Trellogan area, Newquay: 2 Red Kites low over at 2.30 pm. (D Ensor)

Treziase: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Kestrel, 3 Linnet, 1 m Blackcap, 1 f Sparrowhawk (carrying prey and still hunting Swallows), 1 Common Lizard. (S Grose)

Tregaswith: 3 Red Kite, west at 1.30 pm, 7 Raven, 1 Red legged Partridge, 9 Linnet, 2 Skylark. (S Grose)

Walmsley Reserve, Wadebridge: 2 Red Kite over this morning. (A Langdon)

Croangate, Wadebridge: 1 Red Kite this evening. (D Julian)

Cardinham Wood: 1 Red Kite over mid morning. (P Roseveare, E Turnbull)

Davidstow Airfield: 2 Red Kite this morning. (M Worden)

Trewint area: 5 Red Kites 08.45-09.45 am (B Craven)

Garrow, Bodmin Moor: 1 Red Kite and 3 Cuckoo. (B Bryne)

Ley, St Neot: 6 Swift and 1 Red Kite (A Newsham)

Liskeard: 1 Red Kite being mobbed by Herring Gulls. Moving North towards Caradon Hill at 9.40 am. Also, 2 Swift, 2 Siskin, 4 Goldfinch. (D Sharp)

South Caradon: 13 Starling with at least 5 being juvenile birds, 4 Yellowhammer, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Raven, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Spotted Flycatcher (collecting nesting material), 3 Linnet, 1 Stonechat, 1 Common Buzzard. (D Sharp)

Spotted Flycatcher – Deena Sharp

juvenile Starling – Deena Sharp

Yellowhammer – Deena Sharp

Trevollard near Saltash: 2 Red Kite drifting north over at 10.45 am (G Lewis)

plr

Monday 21st September 2020

Late News, 20/09, Pendeen Watch: ringtail Hen Harrier (G Jones)

Late News, 19/09, Buttermilk Hill: 1 Short-eared Owl. (V Stratton)

Late News, 20/09, Buttermilk Hill: 1 Barred Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear, 9 Stonechat, 7 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 22 Curlew, 47 Meadow Pipit, 16 Swallow. (V Stratton)

Porthgwarra: Adult Tawny Pipit on the coast path north of Halfway Wall but constantly being flushed by walkers. Also, c.40 Meadow Pipit, 2 ‘Flava’ Wagtail, 15 Wheatear, Lapland Bunting, c200 Linnet, Siskins heard only, 2 Chough, 4 Kestrel, 3 Sparrowhawk. (D Flumm) Firecrest at Trevean Pool. (S Stanbury) Also, Wryneck (close to ruins), Yellow Wagtail, Juv Hobby, Clouded Yellow, Bottle-nosed Dolphin, Harbour Porpoise, Bluefin Tuna. (M Scott-ham)

Tawny Pipit – Dave Flumm

Tawny Pipit – Dave Flumm

Tawny Pipit – Dave Flumm

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Baird’s Sandpiper still at Tempest. (P Fraser) Great White Egret on Ryans Field. (T Polglas et al) Also, 1 Hummingbird Hawk-moth. (T Parrell)

Great White Egret – Marlene Rouncefield

Great White Egret – Tom Polglase

Great White Egret – Marlene Rouncefield

 

Curlew – Tom Parell

Hummingbird Hawk-moth – Tom Parrell

Godrevy: Semipalmated Sandpiper, also 1 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Knot, Greenshank. (T Mabbett)

Reawla: 1 Wood Warbler. (T Polglase)

Nanjizal: Wryneck at Faraway Cottage. (M Wallace) Black Kite in stubble field to north of the valley. (D Flumm) 151 ringed including 29 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 91 Blackcap, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Stonechat, 1 Kingfisher. Overhead: Black Kite, Great Egret, 8 Yellow Wagtail (1 possible Grey-headed). (P Roseveare)

Skewjack: Black Kite and Red Kite circling high between here and Ardensawah, Raftra. (P Clement, P Taylor, D Eva)

Raftra: 1 Wryneck (D Eva)

Bolventor: White Stork over the A30. (K Doleman)

Penzance: 5 Mediterranean Gull with c.30 Black-headed Gull over Tesco. (D Flumm)

St Agnes Beacon: Red Kite & Marsh Harrier over. (G Lawlor)

Land’s End: Wryneck still present at Trinity Loop, Whinchat, Sparrowhawk, Chough, Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 5 Stonechat. (J Hawkey) Also, 3 Whinchat. (J St Ledger)

Whinchat – John St Ledger

Drift Reservoir: Shoveler, Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 5 Wigeon, 2 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, c300 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin. (D Flumm) Also 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (M Ahmad)

Bar-tailed Godwit – Mushaq Ahmad

Bar-tailed Godwit – Mushaq Ahmad

Bar-tailed Godwit – Mushaq Ahmad

Sancreed: Wheatear, Tree Pipit, Blackcap, Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, one of which plucked a black and white feral pigeon from the air. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno Downs: Ad male Hobby and Whinchat. (M Scott-ham)

Church Cove, The Lizard: dead Short-eared Owl on approach to the lifeboat station.  Very deep wound at side of body just below base of wing, possibly talon-inflicted.  (M and A Lord)

Windmill Farm: 3 Whinchat. (D Wright)

Treleaver (near Black Head, Coverack):  2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Common Scorer, 1 Vagrant Emperor, 1 Common Hawker and 1 Clouded Yellow (D Wright)

Gweek: 1 Osprey over at 08:25. (P Tolchard)

Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 71 Redshank, 40 Curlew, 18 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Chiffchaff. (A Nicholson)

Pendower Beach: 5 Whimbrel, 24 Oystercatcher. (L Bosisto)

Gribben Head: 12 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 4 Blackcap, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Peregrine, 30 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Clouded Yellow. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Kingsmill Lake: Osprey flew toward Tamar at midday, 4 Knot, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 84 Curlew, 1 Lapwing (M Beer) Also, Osprey at 1210 a bird flew over, harried by gulls, then off up the Tamar. 2 Great Crested Grebe and a Marsh Tit. (R & A Smaldon)

Landulph: Great White Egret a bird flew in from the eastward at about 1030. It appeared to drop into the marsh but could not be relocated.  (R & A Smaldon)

Maer Lake: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 2 Spotted Redshank, 4 Ruff, 8 Snipe, 3 Lapwing, 20 Dunlin, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 15 Teal, 1 Curlew. (M Lammas, C & T Nicholson)

Portscatho: Turtle Dove. (S Marshall)

Turtle Dove – Steven Marshall

Wadebridge, Town Bridge: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 195 Redshank, 5 Dunlin, 3 Snipe over. (S Grose)

Trewornan Bridge: 9 Cattle Egret, 1 Great White Egret, early am. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 166 Mediterranean Gull on mussel crates at 11.15am.(S Grose)

Rialton Barton Farm: 3 Red legged Partridge, 1 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Rame Head: 3 Spotted Flycatcher at watch field Penlee, 4 Wheatear,1 Tawny Owl, fem Merlin along coast then at Military road on post. Also a Spotted Flycatcher,at Polhawn, 6 Chiffchaff,8 Blackcap, 2 Wheatear and 7 Stonechat. (C Buckland)

Buttermilk Hill: 6 Common Whitethroat, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Sparrow Hawk, 4 Common Buzzard, 18 Stonechat there were 5 pairs that bred this year, 42 Meadow Pipit, 2 Tree Pipit. (V Stratton)

plr

Wednesday 16th September 2020

Late News, 15/09,Wadebridge to Sladesbridge: (By kayak) 473 Canada Geese, 15 Common Sandpiper, 1 Drake Garganey, 1 Great White Egret (over). (A Langdon & D Thomas)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 6 Ruddy Shelduck and 15 Cattle Egret this morning viewed from footpath adjacent to the reserve. (A Langdon, G&P Kendall)

Ruddy Shelduck – Adrian Langdon

Ruddy Shelduck – Adrian Langdon

Ruddy Shelduck – Adrian Langdon

Ruddy Shelduck – Adrian Langdon

St Levan: European Bee-eater flying around with the hirundine flock north of the church at 1100. (M Wallace) Also at 13:00 (N Rogers)

Roskestal: Black Kite over and in the area for c.5 minutes mid afternoon. Also, European Bee-eater over calling, then again 10 mins later being harassed by Swallows before drifting north. (C & D Lamsdell)

Raftra: Ad Bee-eater and Black Kite early afternoon. (M. Wallace, M Spicer, N. Rogers, M Ahmad, S Rogers)

Bee-eater – Steve Rogers

Black Kite – Steve Rogers

Polgigga: 1 Black Kite (adult near Arden-Sawah Farm 1310-1350 when flew towards Skewjack) (N Rogers)

Black Kite – Nigel Rogers

Black Kite – Nigel Rogers

Trethewey: 1 Marsh Harrier (juvenile) (N Rogers)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, c.8 Ringed Plover, c.13 Little Grebe. (A Langdon)

Gothian Sands: 1 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, 10 Tufted Ducks, 3 Teal, 14 Little Grebe, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 White Wagtails, 10 Pied Wagtails. (J Hawkey)

Hayle Estuary: Juvenile Baird’s Sandpiper still present (Lelant Saltings), 2 Ringed Plover, 39 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 19 Sandwich Terns, 15 Little Egrets, 2 Kingfisher & 1 Northern Wheatear. (J Hawkey) Also 1w Yellow-legged Gull on main estuary. (M Ahmad)

Godrevy: 62 Turnstone, 12 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin. Small Stint sized wader flew off with the Ringed Plover towards the estuary until lost in the mist. (J Hawkey)

Two Seats; Camel Estuary: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Bullfinch, 9 Long-tailed Tits. (A Taylor)

Kingsmill Lake: 29 Greenshank, 2 Knot, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern and at 08:20 1 Osprey (M Beer)

St John’s Lake, Torpoint: 5 Curlew Sandpiper and 5 Knot early afternoon. (D Julian)

St Dennis: 2 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest and 3 Chiffchaff in a private garden this morning. (P Ash)

Firecrest – Paul Ash

Grampound Road: 1 Firecrest at Little Resparveth Farm (L Sampson)

Charlestown: 1m Sparrowhawk roosting in fig tree in garden next to bird feeder (D Hastilow)

Mount Hawke: 13 Collared Dove on overhead wires. (RB & PC Girling)

Camel Trail Quineaport / Nanstallon Halt: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 11 Teal, 5 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dipper, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Blackcap, 11 Chiffchaff,1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Marsh Tit, 9 Mistle Thrush overhead together. (S Grose)

Wadebridge, Town Bridge: 5 Dunlin, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 184 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 69 Black-headed Gull. (S Grose)

Constantine: 2+ Crossbills overhead, 2 Firecrests pm in private garden. (T Pinfield)

Rame Head: 1 Cirl Bunting, 1 Wryneck (C Tynan) 3 Firecrest, Pied Flycatcher & 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 6+ Siskin, 12 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Sandwich Tern & 50+ Common Dolphin. (P Aley)

Millbrook: 13 Med Gull. (P Aley)

Torpoint: Curlew Sandpiper, c40 Dunlin, 5 Sandwich Tern & 8 Med Gull. (P Aley)

Portwrinkle: Visible migration included 1 Chaffinch, 31 Siskin (4 flocks), Swallows, House Martins and Meadow Pipits. (C Tynan)

Treleaver: 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat (D Beadle)

Maer Lake: Juv Wood Sandpiper, Ruff, 13 Dunlin, 19 Black-tailed iodwit, 2 Lapwing,1 Curlew, 1 Shovelor, 50+ Teal, Barnacle Goose in with 300+ Canadas, 80+ Black-headed Gull. (S Border)

plr/sgr

Sunday 13th September 2020

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Baird’s Sandpiper on east end of Carnsew, Spotted Redshank and Brent Goose on main estuary. (S Rogers)Also, Semipalmated Sandpiper reported early morning.

Porth Joke: Icterine Warbler in Hawthorn 50m before Treago Mill but moved up valley and not relocated. Also 1 Wheatear, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Grey Wagtail, 26 Chaffinch, 10 Meadow Pipit, 4 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 16 Magpie. (S Rowe)

Icterine Warbler – Steve Rowe

Icterine Warbler – Steve Rowe

Icterine Warbler – Steve Rowe

Sparnon: Black Kite photographed over fields to the north late morning. (A Simmons)

Camel Estuary: Osprey took off from a dead tree and flew over the water and caught fish. (H Cooper)

Porthgwarra: Black Kite over early afternoon. (A Simmons)

Windmill Farm: 1, possibly 2, Pectoral Sandpiper over at 10:20, also Marsh Harrier and Siskin over. (D. Wright)

Coverack, Lizard: Ortolan Bunting photographed in stubble fields just west of Coverack. (L Thomson)

Lizard Village: 2 Turtle Dove. (T Blunden)

Soapy Cove, Lizard: 1 Wryneck. (T Blunden)

Kingsmill Lake: 9 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 51 Dunlin, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 31 Curlew, 2 Knot, 18 Cormorant & 2 Kingfisher (P Kemp)

Nanjizal Valley: 110 ringed. Migrants included 17 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 68 Blackcap, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Pied Flycatcher. Also, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, c.25 Siskin, 2+ Grey Wagtail, Water Rail. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, C & D Lamsdell et al)

Point Quay, Devoran: 4 Osprey, two hunting and two in trees. (K Hambly-Staite)

Gwithian: 1 Storm Petrel, 1cy Sabine’s Gull close to shore. (O Cummins)

Monday 31st August 2020

Late news; Sunday 30th, Charlestown: 1 Chiffchaff calling. (D Hastilow)

Porth Joke: juv Red-backed Shrike this afternoon near the cove. (S Rowe)

Red-backed Shrike, Steve Rowe

Sancreed: Juv Dotterel early morning until flushed by Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, Pied Flycatcher, 15 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 4 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm et al)

Porthgwarra: Dotterel flew South at 10:25; 18 Tree Pipit, 21 Wheatear, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Siskin and 1 Wryneck along Three Chimneys Lane. (M Wallace) Also 2 Whitethroat, 3 Chough, 1 Clouded Yellow. (S Windle) Also Black Kite at 11:35 flew over Trevean towards the cove. (B Richards)

Wryneck, Stevan Windle

Clouded Yellow, Stevan Windle

Gunwalloe: 22 White Stork circling from Gunwalloe towards Culdrose 3pm. (M Williams)

Ludgvan: 22 White Stork drifted West late evening but appeared to drop down, potentially to roost, in the area. (R Menari, D Parker, L Proctor)

Housel Bay: 3 Whinchat, juv Garganey reported still on pond.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 15 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 12 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, group of 9 Common Snipe, 2 Lapwing (inc.juv), 2 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 24 Little Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck (1f), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wheatear, c.30+ Chiffchaff (Moving S through sallows on E bank between dam & Carmanellis gate), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 15+ Pied Wagtails, 1 Sparrowhawk. (JH & K Dalziel)

Siblyback Lake:  1 Little Egret, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull , 1,Peregrine Falcon, 1 juv Garganey, 3 Tufted Duck , 6 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel , 1 Curlew, 3 Sand Martin, 1 Yellow Wagtail , 1 Tree Pipit, 4 Spotted Flycatcher. (B Bosisto L Payne) 1 Pied Flycatcher. (C Buckland)

Pendennis Point: 1020hrs 1 Osprey SW towards Helford direction, 20 House Martin. (S Van Hear)

Fal Estuary: 2 Osprey fishing in Restronguet Creek at 12:30. (B Penny)

St Michael’s Mount, Marazion: Osprey moved east 5.45pm. (P. Fraser, S. Rogers)

Ruan Lanihorne: Osprey successfully fished at 5.30pm. (D Hall)

Scott’s Quay, Helford River: 2 or 3 Osprey  this evening at around 17:30. 2 seen together circling the creek before drifting off. One bird flew over later (from a different direction) carrying a fish. (P. Bedford)

Wadebridge: 1 Lapwing, 86 Redshank, 2 Mandarin, 3 Curlew between Town /Anneka’s Bridge, 2 Cattle Egret between Walmsley / Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose)

Devoran: 2 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 3 juv Knot, 1 ad-w Spotted Redshank, c12 Black-tailed Godwit, c30 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover at high tide. (J&D Chapman)

Soapy Cove: 2 Whinchat, 2 Wryneck, 1 Merlin. (D Wright, G Adams)

Wryneck, Dougy Wright

Wryneck, Dougy Wright

Nanjizal Valley: (Vis Mig) 18 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail,  3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Whinchat. Also, 244 ringed including 9 Willow Warbler, 39 Chiffchaff, 90 Blackcap, 17 Reed Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 50 Sedge Warbler, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Tree Pipit, Woodpigeon and a Sparrowhawk. (K Wilson, P Roseveare, J Ryan)

St Levan: juv Hobby, 3 Whinchat, 2 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Clouded Yellow. (M Wallace)

Polgigga: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat at Lower Bosistow. (M Wallace)

Land’s End: 8 Snipe, Yellow Wagtail ssp, 2 Siskin, 15 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Tree Pipit. (P St Pierre, DK Parker et al.)

Windmill Farm: 2 Whinchat, 1 Hobby. (D Wright, G Adams)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Wigeon, juv Knot, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 4+ White Wagtail, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 8 Greenshank. (R Veal)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit foraging, 1 Cormorant, 3 Geat Crested Grebe, 3 Coal Tit, 4 Chaffinch, 7 Blue Tit, 2 Moorhen, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Jay, 1 Wren, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Robin. (R Mudge)

Charlestown: 1 Peregrine mobbed by Swallows. (D Hastilow)

Watch Croft: 3 Kestrel. (B.Toms)

Par Beach Lake: 1 Barnacle Goose amongst numerous Canada Geese – 9.15 am. (R. Barlow)

Kingsmill lake: 2 Knot, 17 Greenshank, 17 Redshank, 24 Dunlin, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Mallard, 2 Little Egret & 9 Teal. (P Kemp)

Tresemple Pool, St Clements: 2 Kingfishers, together. (A Hill)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Redshank, fem Kingfisher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper. (D Flumm, R Chiffers)

Redshank, Robin Chiffers

Kingfisher, Robin Chiffers

Falmouth: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel from pelagic.

rrb/rjv

Sunday 30th August 2020

Late News, 29/08, Lizard area: 30 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 1 Sand Martin, Dunlin over (D Collins)

Lands End/Treeve Moor: 4 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Chough, 2 Kestrel, 2 White Wagtail, 6 Stonechat, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff. (S Windle)

Whinchat – Steven Windle

Chough – Steven Windle

Nanjizal Valley: 1 Black Kite, 1 flyover Citrine Wagtail, 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Grey Wagtail, 5 Chough, 3 Siskin, 19 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Snipe, 1 Tawny Owl and a Curlew. Also, 95 ringed including 26 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 35 Blackcap, 15 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Whitethroat. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, R Veal, J Ryan et al)

Black Kite, Reuben Veal

Porthgwarra: 1 Wryneck in hedgerows below ruined cottages, Trevean.(R Veal). 38 Wheatear, 30+ White Wagtail, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit, Willow Warbler. (M Wallace) Also 4 Pied Flycatcher, 5 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Chifchaff, 4 Stonechat between the ruin and the stone wall. (S Windle)

Wryneck – Steven Windle

Drift Reservoir: Little Stint, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 2 Little Egret, Kingfisher. (D Flumm) 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank. (R Veal) Also 1 Kingfisher, 4 Great crested Grebe, 3 Dunlin 1 Greenshank NW arm. (R Chiffers)

Little Stint – David Flumm

Sancreed: Juvenile Dotterel in an old potato field west of Little Sellan Fm (Grid ref SW 427 306), Swift, Whinchat with 5 Stonechat, 3 Willow Warbler. (D Flumm)

Dotterel – David Flumm

Dotterel – David Flumm

Dotterel – David Flumm

Dotterel – Mike Spicer

Whinchat – David Flumm

Hayle: 2 Knot, 3 Bar tailed Godwit, 6 Black tailed Godwit, 33 Dunlin,33 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 2 Wheatear (D Eva). In addition, 2 Curlew Sandpiper (B Bosisto, P Roseveare) Copper House, Hayle: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Curlew, 3 Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 1 Greylag Goose (possible Canada hybrid), numerous Canada Geese. (D Sharp)

Sanderling – Deena Sharpe

Ringed Plover – Deena Sharpe

Coverack: 1 Ortolan Bunting flew over toward Treleaver. (J Foster)

Soapy/Kynance Cove: 2 Wryneck, 3 Whinchat, Female Redstart. (S Kolodziejski)

Goonhilly: juv Marsh Harrier. (J Chapple)

Breage: 1 Honey Buzzard. (C Dale)

Stithians Reservoir, West Bank: 1 Osprey caught a trout at c1715 then circled high to the South, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Wheatear. North Cut-off: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Teal. Stuart Hutchings Hide: 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper. (C Benton)

Devoran; Tallack’s Creek: 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Knot, 2 Whimbrel. At high tide. (J St Ledger)

Marazion RSPB: 1 Whinchat by the entrance early morning. (I Prentice)

Marazion Beach: 2 Knot, 10 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover and 40+ Sanderling. (I Prentice) Also reported 23+ Sanderling, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone, 1  Oystercatcher, 2 Sandwich Tern. (D Sharp)

Gannel Estuary: 7 Dunlin, 5 Ring Plover, 3 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew this morning. (M Lammas)

Maer Lake: 300+ Canada Geese, 1 Grey Heron, several Black headed and Herring Gulls, 3 Moorhens, 10 Swallows, 3 House Martins, 1 Willow Warbler briefly seen and short burst of song. (H Kendall)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Barnacle Goose, 367 Canada Geese, 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 4 Dunlin, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 196 Black headed Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern, 29 Pied Wagtail. (S Grose)

Par Spit Beach: 3 Common Scoter, 2 Raven, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Eider, 2 Ringed Plover. (S Grose)

Rame to Penlee Reserve: 2 Wheatear, 11 Chiffchaff, 50 House Martin, 30 Swallow, 20 Goldfinch, 50 Linnet, 2 Raven 1 male Kestrel 1 female Sparrowhawk. (R Smaldon)

Wacker Quay: 118 Curlew, 16 Little Egret fishing as a group on incoming tide. (R Smaldon)

Downderry: inshore today 7 Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, 1 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, a White Wagtail and a Wheatear. (A Payne)

Stannon; Bodmin Moor: 5 Wheatear , 2 Black Darter (L Payne)

Dobwalls: 3 Swallow, 1 Beautiful Demoiselle in garden (C&J Duffy)

plr