Monday 14th October 2019

Late news, 6/10, Maenporth: The colour ringed Mediterranean Gull (3JRD) recently reported at Millbrook was resting in Bream cove near Maenporth. (M Adkins)

Caerthillian: Barred Warbler still in Caerthillian Valley. First in brambles south of pond. Then flew to vegetation around pond. Merlin also in the area. (C Ellis) 1 Booted Warbler (in scrub top of valley. View across from end of top footpath from village)  1 Red-breasted Flycatcher, 1 Yellow Browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 1 Barred Warbler (pond below pump station). ( M Pass )

Barred Warbler – John St Ledger

Church Cove: Red-breasted Flycatcher and Pied Flycatcher in the churchyard also Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Firecrest. (M Pass)

Lizard: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Puffin 07:45 – 08:15. 1448 Meadow Pipit, 44 Pied Wagtail, 4 Grey Wagtail, 272 Linnet, 43 Chaffinch, 28 Siskin, 47 Goldfinch, 13 Greenfinch, 12 Skylark, 1 Woodlark, 3 Swallow, 2 Peregrine, 1 Hobby, 7 Chough, 1 Wheatear, 1 Little Egret, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest 08:15 – 13:00. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Stithians Reservoir: 15 Cormorant (including orange ringed TBY), 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Wigeon, 3 Mediterranean Gull (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey over Copperhouse at 08:56 then flew towards Carnsew and again at 11:40, also 8 Bar-tailed Godwit and 4 Dunlin. Juv Little Gull from the causeway at 11:10. (L Proctor) Osprey 15:45 and again 16:25 carrying a fish. Spotted Redshank, 8 Greenshank, 3 Grey Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, 20+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Lapwing, 18 Dunlin, 53 Curlew, 11 Sandwich Tern, 48 Mediterranean Gull, Red-breasted Merganser Carnsew Pool. (T Humpage) 4 Pink-footed Goose reported again, flying over at dusk. (R Veal)

Pendeen: Probable Melodious Warbler at the Count House briefly mid morning. (P Combridge) Willow Warbler at Count House 13:30-14:00. (N Truby)

Willow Warbler – Nick Truby

Cot Valley: 1 Redstart. (P Fraser) 2 Firecrest  seen at 11:30 near Bosorne. (D Helliar) 1 Firecrest. (J MacCallum-Stewart)

Nanquidno to Cot Valley along coastal path: 1 Ring Ouzel, c10 Blackbird, Song Thrush, c200 Meadow Pipit flew south, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker flew in off sea, 7 Chough, 3 Raven. (J MacCallum-Stewart)

Lanner: Small flow of Redwing, 30+ and up to 2 Firecrest. (S Turner)

Trevervan: Yellow-browed Warbler again. (J Ryan)

Penberth: 2 Firecrest at 12:30. (N Truby)

Penzance: Assumed escaped Ring-necked Parakeet in Pendarves Road, (M Elliott)

Hustyns Wood: 4 Crossbill (L Payne)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: 1 Spoonbill (R Brown)

Spoonbill – Rosie Brown

Rame: Firecrest, Willow Warbler, 6 Redwing, 10 Siskin & a handful of Chiffchaff, Goldcrest & Blackcap. (P Aley) 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff at the church. (C Buckland)

Kingsands: 1 Firecrest, 9 Blackcap,1 Chiffchaff,1 Sparrowhawk. (C Buckland)

Millbrook: 1 Grey Heron 1 Little Egret, 30 Mediterranean Gull,1 Greenshank, 40 Redshank. (C Buckland)

Woon Gumpus: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear and 25 Golden Plover. (P Clement)

Maenporth: 65 Mediterranean Gull on rocks this morning including one with yellow colour ring (unable to read number). (M Adkins)

Gannel Estuary: 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 143 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Raven over, 11 Goldcrest, 12 Meadow Pipit.(S Grose)

Marazion: 500+ Starlings starting to congregate pre roost on the marsh. (DK Parker)

Penpol Creek: 8 Little Egret at roost, 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

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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)

Tuesday 23rd August 2016

Late news, 21/8, Truro River, Calenick Creek: 1 Spoonbill at high tide, with herons and little egrets. (S Trevena)

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Porthgwarra: 1 Booted Warbler (H Bradshaw) and 1 Greenish Warbler (M Elliott) also 1 Redstart, 2 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat and Chiffchaff. (M Spicer, D Parker, M Wallace, P&H Taylor, J Ryan et al)

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TMills_Booted/Sykes1_230816Tony Mills TMills_Booted/Sykes2_230816Tony Mills

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Lelant Saltings: 1 Ruff, 25 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 7 Greenshank, 27 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 6 Common Sandpiper, 10 Sandwich Tern, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Little Grebe. Ryan’s Field: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel. (R Veal, P Freestone)Ryan’s Field: 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, also 2 Kingfisher and 2 Common Sandpiper. (P Freestone) plus 100-150 Canada Geese + 1 hybrid , 4 Swallow + 4 juv. (K Bowers)

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St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Ruff (juv) and 4 Dunlin (ad and 3 juv) also 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Coot, 3 juv Tufted Duck. (R Veal, P Freestone)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 1 Whimbrel and 3 Dunlin. (T McGowan, MJ Spicer, P Fraser, S Kolodziejski)

Drift Reservoir (members only):  2 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe+ 2 Juv., 2 Little Egret, 10 Cormorant, 8 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper and 2 Ruff. (M & T Hasdell)

Bude: 1 juvenile Fulmar, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Swallow and 1 Cormorant (H Wilkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 8 Mallard, 2 Teal, 9 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 23 Moorhen, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 1 Stonechat plus 1 young, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Cetti’s Warbler,  Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker, P Fraser)

Marazion: c150 Ringed Plover, c80 Dunlin, c30 Sanderling, c20 Turnstone and 2 Knot on the beach and 4 Sandwich Tern offshore. (DK Parker)

Devoran: 1 Knot, 26 Oystercatcher, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Ringed Plover, 22 Dunlin, 10 Whimbrel, 60 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 5 Teal, 1 Dalmatian Pelican. (S. Rogers).

Carharrack: 3 Buzzard. (K Bowers)

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Lands End: 1 Turtle Dove over Treeve Moor this morning. (P&H Taylor)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove this morning.

Scillonian III crossing: 1 possible Yelkouan Shearwater off Gwennap Head plus 1 Balearic Shearwater and 3 Storm Petrel.

Nanjizal: 118 ringed including 16 Willow warbler, 28 Sedge Warbler, 14 Reed Warbler, 10 Whitethroat, 9 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler and 2 Pied Flycatcher. (K Wilson)

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