Thursday 9th September 2021

Land’s End: 1 Bonelli’s Warbler sp. Hedge hopping towards the white boarded up house, 2 Whinchat, 16 Whitethroat, 8 Spotted Flycatcher at Swingates. (R Wilkins)

Pendeen churchyard: 1 Wood Warbler. (P Combridge)

Tremayne Quay, Helford River: 1 Osprey. (M Mattrass)

Gwithian: Wryneck spotted on SW coastal path close to Hells Mouth near Hayes. (P Hardeman)

Wryneck. Pam Hardeman

Chapel Porth: 2 Wryneck (up the valley from carpark in gorse 50m to seaward side of derelict building).

Wryneck. Mark Jones

Wryneck. Tony Wilson

Percuil river: 1 Osprey . (J Summets)

Restronguet Creek: 1 Osprey (ringed Blue JF1), 1 Spoonbill, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Turnstone (1 in near summer plumage), 6 Knot, 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Sandwich Tern (fishing), 1 Peregrine (over). Also numbers of Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Greenshank, Redshank, Oystercatcher and Curlew. (J St Ledger)

Osprey Blue JF1 was ringed as a chick on 13th July 2017 near Monymusk, Aberdeenshire by Grampian Ringing Group and was photographed at Devoran on 22nd September 2017. It was also photographed at Restronguet on a boat mast on 19th September 2020.

Osprey. John St Ledger

Spoonbill. John St Ledger

Curlew Sandpiper. John St Ledger

Turnstone. John St Ledger

Bude: 2 Balearic Shearwater. (R Kirkwood)

Wheal Cotes: 3 Chough, 1 Raven, 1 Peregrine (S Lyons)

Devoran: 1 Osprey, 1 Little egret, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Whimbrel, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Buzzard plus Canada Goose, Herring Gull, Dunlin. (C Knott)

Cadgwith: Wryneck still on coast path at Chough Ogo. (S Croft)

Gannel estuary: 1 Little Stint with Dunlin, (M Lammas)

Marazion: 3 Osprey over the sea at 13:10. (D Lyons)

Drift Reservoir: Osprey, Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper. (D Flumm)

Newbridge: Wood Sandpiper for 8th day. (D Flumm)

Loe Pool: 1 Osprey, 1 Tree Pipit. (I Maclean)

Restronguet Creek: 2 Curlew Sandpiper (Tallacks Creek), 1 Osprey, 2 Sandwich Tern (off Point Quay). (J St Ledger)

Sancreed: 8 Wheatear, 11 White Wagtail. Also Drift Osprey viewed from village. (D Flumm)

White Wagtail. Dave Flumm

White Wagtail. Dave Flumm

White Wagtail. Dave Flumm

Porth Joke: 23 Whitethroat, 14 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Stock dove, c100 goldfinch, c50 Linnet (JHowells)

Cubert: 2 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear (JHowells)

Boscathnoe: 5 Tree Pipit and 1 Kestrel (P St Pierre)

Tresillian: 35 Dunlin, 44 Redshank, 5 Ringed Plover, 6 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Black Tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew. (A Nicholson)

Tresillian River to St Clement: 14 Curlew, 6 Greenshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 16 Redshank. (A Nicholson)

West Cornwall Golf Course, Lelant: 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Yellow Wagtail (P Fraser)

Par Beach : 50 Ringed Plover, 30 Dunlin, 179 Oystercatcher, 19 Turnstone ,17 Sanderling , 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear. (B & L Bosisto)

Siblyback Lake: 2 Heron , 5 Coot, 18+ Little Grebe , 2 Great Crested Grebe , 26+ Teal , 2 Pintail, 3 Ringed Plover , 7 Dunlin , 1 Little Stint, 2 Greenshank , 4 Common Sandpiper , 9 Snipe , 2 Wheatear , 30+ Swallow through. (K Pellow)

Gulval: Peafowl, female and 5 young in private garden. (M Spicer)

Peafowl. Mike Spicer

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Friday 23rd July 2021

Kenidjack Valley: Bonelli’s Warbler around paddocks and gardens at west end of valley. Found at c12:15 (P Clarke) and seen well but then lost from view. Relocated at c14:30 (S Rogers). Unfortunately no call was heard, so unable to identify to species. Also Lesser Whitethroat. (P Clarke, P Clement, S Rogers, N R Rogers)

The bird was later heard to call and identified as a Western Bonelli’s Warbler.

Western Bonelli’s Warbler – Nigel Rogers

Western Bonelli’s Warbler – Steve Rogers

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Adult (probably female) Little Ringed Plover on scrape this evening. Also juv Yellow-legged Gull, c200 Mediterranean Gull, drk Common Scoter offshore and c60 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin and 15 Ringed Plover on the beach. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank, c20 Dunlin. (R Veal)

Kingsmill Lake: 10 Greenshank, 8 Redshank, 4 Whimbrel, 37 Curlew, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret & 9 young Shelduck. (P Kemp)

Marazion Beach: 40 Sanderling (P Fraser)

Porth Reservoir: 5 Common Sandpiper, 2m Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 14 Great Crested Grebe with 2+2+1juvs, 2 Raven over, 12 Coot, 1pr Grey Wagtail with 5 juv. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 1 pr Oystercatcher with 1 juv, 2 Common Sandpiper behind Bridge bike hire. (S Grose)

Porthilly: 66 Oystercatcher, 4 Common Sandpiper, 73 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Curlew. (S Grose)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 3 Dunlin at 10:30. (J Irvine)

Swanpool, Falmouth: 1 Common Sandpiper at the lake at 09:30. (J Irvine)

Common Sandpiper – Jon Irvine

Newquay: 72 Curlew on Golf Course this morning. (D Kendle)

Ruan Lanihorne Quay, 5:30pm – 6:00pm: 5 Cormorant, 66 Canada Geese, 7 Mallard, 52 Curlew, 16 Dunlin, 8 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, 12 Pied Wagtail, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 12 Herring Gull, 2 Common Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull. (D Hall)

Downderry: at least 125 Gannet, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 18 Manx Shearwater and 2 Kittiwake moved east 0530-0710. Also 2 Mediterranean Gull west. (A Payne)

Late Submission, 22/7, Coverack: c60 Mediterranean Gull, 9+ screaming Swift. (D Beadle)

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Saturday 23rd April 2016

Late news, 22/4, Boscathnoe Reservoir: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 House Martin. (P St Pierre)

Nanjizal/Polgigga: 1 Bonelli’s Warbler sp ringed, biometrics would indicate Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler. The bird was released into the pines on Bosistow Lane, but not seen after 9.20am. Please note, do not drive down Bosistow Lane, it is a private road, although a public footpath.

Marazion beach: 2 (m+f) Kentish Plover associating with small mixed wader flock of 4 Ringed Plover, 16 sum plum Dunlin, 3 Sanderling, 1 Turnstone. 2 (m+f) Common Scoter offshore and 20+ Whimbrel flew past. (R Veal, M Halliday, R Wilkins et al)

video, John Chapple

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Kentish Plover, female, Marazion Beach, Cornwall, England, UK.

Kentish Plover, female, Marazion Beach, Cornwall, England, UK.

Kentish Plover, male, Marazion Beach, Cornwall, England, UK.

Kentish Plover, male, Marazion Beach, Cornwall, England, UK.

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 m Garganey, also 4 Whitethroat, 6+ Chiffchaff, 2+ (heard only) Reed Warbler, 5+ Sedge Warbler, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 1m Teal, 1m Sparrowhawk, 2 (m+f) Blackcap, 2 Linnet, 1 Wheatear, 1m Reed Bunting, 2 (m+f) Stonechat, 15 Grey Heron (5+ nests), 1 Swift, c300 Sand Martin, c10 House Martin, c100 Swallow. (R Veal, R Farnes, et al) Also 6 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler and 1 Otter (Paul St Pierre) Plus 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (S Croft) And 1 m Marsh Harrier. (K Jones)

 

Marsh Harrier video, John Chapple

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Mullion Cove:
1 Cuckoo. (J Allely)

Par Beach: 1 Swift. (R Davey) St Andrew’s Pool: 1 Reed Warbler singing. (R Davey)

Sancreed: 15 Wheatear, 4 Willow Warbler and 4 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Common Sandpiper, 20 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Tawny Owl and 1 Roe Deer ( D. Eva )

Devoran: 2 Grey Plover (1 in summer plumage) 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Whimbrel and 1 Dunlin. (J St Ledger)

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Crowan Beacon: 1 Whinchat, 9 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler and 2 Stonechat. (J St Ledger, C Benton)

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Polbathic Creek: 2 Whimbrel with 1 Greenshank (still). (A Blonden)

Long Rock: 1 Little Tern, 2 Red-throated Diver and 2 Wheatear (Paul St Pierre)

Land’s End: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 16 Whitethroat, 12 Willow Warbler, 13 Blackcap, 22 Wheatear and 4 Sedge Warbler (Paul St Pierre)

Trevilley/Nanjizal: 14 Wheatear, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Ringed Plover, 7 Blackcap, 5 Willow Warbler and 2 Chiffchaff (Paul St Pierre)

Lower & Higher Bosistow: 1 male Ring Ouzel, c 25 White Wagtail, 6 Pied wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, c30 Willow Warbler, c20 Chiffchaff, 6 Whitethroat, c10 Blackcap, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 3 Whimbrel. (DK Parker)

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Bass Point: 1 Marsh Harrier in off the sea. (J Foster)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 juv Iceland Gull at the north end.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Trenow Cove. (R Menari)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 3 Wheatear on Ryan’s Field; 1 Spoonbill on the Estuary; and 2 Siskin at Lelant Station.

The Lizard: 1 Pied Flycatcher in garden west of Wavecrest cafe and 2 Redstart in YHA garden.

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Friday 19th September 2014

Late news 18/9 Church Cove, Gunwalloe: 2 Little Stint on beach with Dunlin. (G Barlow)

Late news 18/9 Sancreed: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (DS Flumm)

Kenidjack Valley: 1 Bonelli’s Warbler sp., 1 Wryneck, 10+ Chiffchaff, 3+ Willow Warbler, 2+ Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 3+ Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk and 1 Chough. (P Clarke et al, R Farnes – photos)

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Boscregan: 1 Wryneck for second day (Carn Polpry), 1 Redstart, 8 Wheatears and 2 Whinchats. (N Wheatley)

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest, 1 Reed Warbler and 4 Wheatears. (N Wheatley)

Higher Tregiffian: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still. (L Proctor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan plus 5 cygnets, 11 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 7 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 31 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 5+ Water Rail, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Reed Warbler and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Loe Bar: 2 Sanderling, 5 Common Sandpipers, 1 Dunlin, 9 Ringed Plover, 2 Whinchat and 4 Wheatear. (I Maclean)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Brent Goose and 1 Shelduck on Lelant Saltings. 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Little Stint, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Wheatear and 1 Kestrel on Carnsew Basin. (J Yardley)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Little Stint, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 8 Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 3 Kingfisher, 4 Little Egret, 4 Teal, 4 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Chiffchaff. (J Hawkey) Also Spotted Redshank reported again.

Pendeen: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Whinchat, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Common Snipe & 1 Accro showing characteristics of Marsh Warbler in coastguard cottages tamarisk. (J Hawkey)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Common Tern (in the fog), 1 Common Sandpiper, 15 Ringed Plover, 11 Dunlin, 15 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 2 Wheatear. Also 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 5 Snipe from Golden Lion cut-off. (J St Ledger – photo) Also 1 Garganey reported.
Common Tern (in fog) Stithians 19th Sept 2014

Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Osprey still. (B Teague – photo)

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RSPB Scillonian cruise Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 Grey Heron, 4 Teal, 1 Eider, 12 Shag, 2 Cormorant, 1 Fulmar, 40 Gannet, 2 Turnstone, 1 Curlew, 1 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Tern, 50 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Black-headed Gull and1 Med Gull. Wolf Rock – Scilly (in fog): 10 Gannet, 1 Fulmar, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 1 Alba Wagtail. (DS Flumm)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 25 Ringed Plover, 2 White Wagtail and 4 Wheatear. Plus a Lesser Black-backed Gull with a ring reading 6CS late afternoon. (B Craven)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Turnstone, 2 Little Stint, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Wigeon and 4 Ringed Plover this evening. (B Craven)

Carn Kenidjack: 2 Whinchats and 2 Whitethroats. (F Currie)

Hayle: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier at Loggans Moor. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

MJS & DKP