Wednesday 28th August 2019

St Ives (0600-0830): 1 Black Tern (West at 07:15), 22 Commic Tern, 7 Sandwich Tern, 1 Wheatear. (DK Parker, R Veal et al.) Brown Booby reported distantly (c2km) at 07:54 although many on site were unconvinced, reported again at 10:10 flying towards Carbis Bay. c19,000 Manx Shearwater (counts per min of 40 first hour, 75 second and 200/min last hour), 3 Balearic Shearwater, 28 Dunlin & 6 Harbour Porpoise 06:45-09:45. (D Flumm)

Trevescan: Western Bonelli’s Warbler again in the garden of Curlew Cottage. (M Spicer) Still present 17:00. (J Hawkey)

Pendeen: 1 Tawny Pipit reported along lane East of Calartha road.

Porthgwarra: 1 Melodious Warbler in willows and scrub just South of dried up pool. (P Clement)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: White Stork (part of released flock) still present at Ryan’s Field at 07:40. (J Parker) Also 17 Teal, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir (members only): At least 1 Osprey still, fishing at times. (M Spicer, J Hawkey) 1 moulting ad. Little Stint, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Snipe, 1 Osprey, 4 Black-tailed Godwit this evening. (S Rogers)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet in Valley Gardens at 08.10 & again at 16.00. (J Baker)

Caerthillian, The Lizard: Wryneck, hunting Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 3 Chough and 2 Wheatear (A Witheywood)

Wryneck, A Witheywood

Kestrel, A Witheywood

Gwithian: 1 Knot, several Ringed Plover and Dunlin in rain before flushed by dogs. (J Hicks)

Wilsey Down: 4 Crossbill, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker. (L Sampson)

Calstock, River Tamar: 1 Osprey downriver at 15:50. (G Lewis)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 juv Spotted Redshank, 1 Common Sanpiper, 18 Greenshank, 1 juv Knot, 13 Black-tailed Godwits, 94 Curlew, 24 Little Egret, 3 Whimbrel, 8 Cormorant and a few Redshank. (P Kemp)

Stithians Reservoir: 1800hrs 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 10 Curlew, 10 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 10 Teal, 2 Swallow, 15 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard (S Van Hear)

Land’s End: 15+ Yellow Wagtail, 100+ Starling at Trinity loop. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthilly Point: 46 Sandwich Tern, 5 Curlew, 21 Mediterranean Gull, 31 Turnstone,1 Ringed Plover 1 Dunlin, 5 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 7 Linnet, 2 Raven, 75 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Knot, 2 Sandwich Tern (1 adult, 1 juv), 11 Ringed Plover, 20+ Dunlin, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Lapwing in with Oystercatcher, 5 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger) 1 Curlew and 1 Whimbrel. (P Carter)

Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin and Ringed Plover, John St Ledger

Sandwich Terns, John St Ledger

Porthcurno: 4 Balearic Shearwater by 09:33.

Tywardreath: 11 Goldfinch ( 4 adults, 7 young – 2 of which being fed by adult birds) on garden feeders; 1 young Woodpigeon and 3 young Bullfinch feeding on feeder spill. (R. Barlow)

Rame: Pied Flycatcher at Rame Barton Farm by the gate also 2 Chiffchaffs, 20 Linnets, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Collared Doves, 30+ Wood Pigeons, 1 Chaffinch. (C Buckland)

Pied Flycatcher – Chris Buckland

Rumps and Pentire: 4 Fulmar, 200+ Manx Shearwater, 15 Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 5 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 15 Swallow, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wren, 1 Stonechat, 7 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 3 House Sparrow, 45 Linnet, 1 Barrel Jellyfish. (M Scawen et al.)

Porth Reservoir: 13 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Coot, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull, 1 Great Black backed Gull, 87 Mallard, 11 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Jay, 4 Blackcap, 2 Jay, 3 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry/ Porth Island: 3 Peregrine, 42 Fulmar, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 13 Oystercatcher, 13 Linnet, 1m Reed Bunting, 4 Raven, 7 Corn Bunting in seperate fields, 16 Oystercatcherm 21 Cormorant roosting on West Zacry’s islands. (S Grose)

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Tuesday 27th August 2019

Late news, 26/8, Dozmary: 1 Wryneck in the evening. (B Craven)

Wryneck – Brian Craven

Wryneck – Brian Craven

Late news, 26/8, St Buryan: White Storks on St Buryan Church. (J Thomas)

White Stork – Julian Thomas

Late news, 26/8, Park Head: 7 Chough. (C Taylor)

Nanjizal: Blyth’s Reed Warbler trapped at 07:30 and released in Sallows at Polgigga duck pond. Also 2 Wryneck, 9 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 119 Sedge Warbler, 6 Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher, 11 Whitethroat, 26 Blackcap, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler trapped and ringed. Spotted Crake and Nightjar seen. (K Wilson, B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Polgigga: Blyth’s Reed Warbler till 08:30 at the back of the pond in the Sallows. 1 Pied Flycatcher this afternoon. (O Mockeridge)

St Ives: Brown Booby photographed close inshore off The Island / Porth Gwidden at 07:34 but flew south towards the harbour and lost to view. (K Jennings) Also 6 Common Scoter west, 11 Sandwich Tern west and 6 Harbour Porpoise. (D Flumm) Brown Booby reported again west past The Island at 14:30. (B Bosisto) Also 1 Stonechat and 2 Wheatear on The Island by the coast guard station. (K Money)

Drift Reservoir (members only): At least 15 White Storks still at 06:30. 1 Osprey at c12:40. (D Flumm, R Menari) 20 White Stork eventually flew off at 11:00. (C Hannon) Also 2 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 20+ Mallard, 7 Teal, 35 Canada Geese, 15 Cormorant, 1m Kingfisher, 5 Willow Warbler. (M Webb) No sign of the White Storks this evening but 3 Little Egret and 1 Osprey roosted at 20:30. (D Flumm)

White Stork – Martin Webb

Sennen Cove: 1 White Stork flew over towards Skewjack Farm.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 White Stork flew high to east over the estuary late morning, returning early afternoon and landed on Ryan’s Field, giving excellent views from hide. (K & J Mortimore) White Stork bearing colour ring GB2E white on blue over left knee. (MJ Spicer)

White Stork – Mike Spicer

White Stork – Rob Creek

Trevescan: Western Bonelli’s Warbler still in the Pines behind the small orchard.early afternoon. Behind Curlew Cottage at 18:40. (J Thomas)

Laneast Down: 1 Grasshopper warbler (juv), 3 Whinchat, 7 Stonechat, 1 Tree pipit (heard), 1 Reed bunting, c30 Linnet, c30 Goldfinch, 3 Stock dove, 2 Raven. (L Sampson)

Tywardreath: 2 House Sparrow ( adult female feeding 1 young from garden feeder). (R. Barlow)

Lizard Point: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater 05:45-08:30. Also 1 Pied Flycatcher, 7 Wheatear & Yellow Wagtail. (N Sluman)

Porthcurno: 2 Great Shearwaters reported at 08:20.

St Ives: 3 White Stork over towards Clodgy Point at 09:25.

Porth Kidney: 1 juv Little Tern. (R Wilkins, M Halliday)

Little Tern – Mark Halliday

Little Tern – Mark Halliday

Rame: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Whitethroats, 2 Chiffchaffs, 20 Linnets, 2 Tree Pipits. (C Buckland)

Kingsmill Lake 0630 -0730: 12 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, I adult summer plumaged Black Tern. (GD Lewis)

China Fleet Club 0745: 1 1st summer Black Tern on the artificial lake. (GD Lewis)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 14 Curlew, 10 Snipe, 12 Teal. (J St Ledger)

Caerthillian area: 1 Wryneck (probably new bird), 5 Whinchat, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Tree Pipit, 6 Wheatear, 1 Redstart. (M Pass)

Porthgwarra: Sooty Shearwater past the coastguards and 1 Pied Flycatcher by Dolphin House in Pine opposite car park copse. (R Creek)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Whitethroat and 6 Sedge Warbler. (DK Parker)