Wednesday 18th September 2019

Late news, 17/9, Penzance: 2 Ring-necked Parakeet in area around the Humphry Davy School. (P Taylor pers comm)

Davidstow airfield: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present and Little Stint. (R Wilkins) Also 4 White Wagtail, 5 skylark, 4 Wheatear, 15 Dunlin, 20 Ringed Plover and 14 Dunlin. (S Windle)  Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Little Stint, Stevan Windle

Little Stint, Stevan Windle

Nanjizal: 1 Corncrake flushed from private ringing site.

Lizard area: 1 juv Rosy Starling still, 1 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Redstart, 1 Willow Warbler. (M Pass)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Osprey again and 1 Spotted Redshank. Also 2 Ruff, 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper. (K Noble)

Lands End: at least 3 Whinchat along cycle path.

Marazion: 20 Pale-breasted Brent Geese at mouth of Red River. (P Fraser) Also 1 Hobby ( juv), 1 Firecrest, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (I Webster)

Gulval: 1 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat in Brassica/maize fields east of church. c40 Swallow feeding over village/fields. (P St Pierre)

Bude, Whalesbough Lake: 1 ad and 1 juv Pink-footed Geese flew in with 200+ Canada Geese plus 1 Barnacle Goose (probably the same one from last year). (N Bastin)

Pink-footed Geese, Nigel Bastin

Pink-footed Geese, Nigel Bastin

Barnacle Goose, Nigel Bastin

Penlee: 1 Nightjar on post by upper gate near footpath towards Penlee Battery NR. (C Buckland)

Nightjar, Chris Buckland

Devoran: 1 Osprey again briefly this morning

Porthgwarra, the Coastguards to Trevean: 1 Firecrest, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Snipe, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 25+ Wheatear. (R Webb) Gwennap Head/ Nanjizel: 2 Chough, 13 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 2 Raven, 2 Kestrel, 66 Linnet, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 29 Mute Swan, 150 Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 12 Mallard, 4 Wigeon, 6 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 24 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 65 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper (Treraven), 85 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 125 Curlew, 170 Black-headed Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 125 Herring Gull, 3 Great black-backed Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 3 House Martin, 11 Swallow, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 1 Magpie, 8 Jackdaw, 2 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 12 House Sparrow, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Copper (M Scawen et al.)

Porth Joke: 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 1 Water Rail, 2 Sparrowhawk. (S Rowe)

Maer Lake: 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 6 Lapwing, 3 Barnacle Geese with c500 Canada Geese. (DK Parker)

Treraven Meadows, Wadebridge: 4 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 6 Red-legged Partridge,1 Little Egret 1 Grey Heron, 20 Teal (3pm).  (M Lammas)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 2 Purple Sandpiper with 14 Turnstone and 2 Ringed Plover this evening. (N Sharp)

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Tuesday 17th September 2019

Davidstow airfield: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present and Curlew Sandpiper early morning (DK Parker) and Little Stint. Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Trevilley/Nanjizal: 1 Barred Warbler still in blackthorn after the gate just where the path goes steeply down. (L Proctor), also 1 Whinchat. (C Moore)

Lizard: 1 juv Rosy Starling, 10 Yellow Wagtail, 15 White Wagtail, 1 Hobby, 1 Whinchat, 1 juv f Redstart, 1 Tree Pipit, 5 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat. ( M Pass)

St Levan: 1 White Stork, presumed reintroduced bird.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Wryneck again on far side of dam. Also 1 Osprey still, 4 Green Sandpiper, i Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 prs Gadwall and 1 Sedge Warbler. (T Mills) Osprey in NE arm late morning flew off high to east. Wryneck still along path to NE arm. Also 1 Kingfisher, 4 Chiffchaff, 12 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Mute Swan, 6 Goldcrest, 6 Jay, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 30+ Swallow (P.Freestone)

Wryneck, David Cains

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Gadwall. (J St Ledger)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Osprey over Carnsew Pool early afternoon, circled high then drifted west mobbed by crows. Also 7 Greenshank, 27 Oystercatcher, 18 Redshank, 7 Shelduck, 30+ Teal, Wigeon, 11 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 10 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk and 2 Buzzard at high tide this morning. (P.Freestone)

Osprey, Marlene Rouncefield

Wadebridge: 6 Cattle Egret east of Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose)

Mount Hawke: Exactly 50 Starlings on overhead wires at 08.10. (RB & PC Girling)

St Dennis cemetery: 1 Green Woodpecker also a second bird calling but could not locate it .  (P Ash)

Green Woodpecker, Paul Ash

Porthilly Point: 14 (6+8) Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 27 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Sandwich Tern, 2 Curlew, 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Turnstone. (S Grose)

Roche: 31 Starling on various overhead wires in the village – 10.30am. (R. Barlow)

Chun Downs: 1 Cuckoo, 4 Whinchat, 2 White Wagtail. (I Webster)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 1 Kingfisher this afternoon (J Evans)

Malpas: 2 Osprey circling towards Tregothnan 15.30 plus 1 Osprey along Tresillian River at 17.05. Also 1 Buzzard, 2 Curlew, 4 Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 1 Jay. And 3 of our 4 House Martin nestboxes now fledged, the fourth nearly ready. (A.Hill)

Nanquidno Downs to Tregiffian: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 50+ White Wagtail, 1 Whinchat nearby, c. 2000 Swallow and c.500 House Martin. (M Scott-Ham)

Trevescan: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (M Scott-Ham)

Porth Reservoir: 15 Coot, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Teal, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Little Kelynack garden pond: 1 Green Sandpiper. (C Moore)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Wheatear, 150+ Canada Geese, mixed flock of 80+ Linnet, Goldfinch and Greenfinch, 1 White Wagtail, 6 Pied Wagtail, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 2 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff (P.Freestone)

Caerthillian, Lizard: 1 Whinchat, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 3 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Newquay: 3 Tawny Owl at Trevemper sewage works. (S Grose)

Rame: 4 Whinchat, 2 f Redstart, 3 Whitethroat, 6 Stonechat, 4 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler,1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 15 Meadow Pipit, 40+ Linnet, 10 Goldfinch,14 Wheatear, 3 Yellowhammer, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 2 Collard Dove, 3 White Wagtail. (C Buckland).

Whinchat, Chris Buckland

Pied Flycatcher, Chris Buckland

Rame Head to Penlee NR: 26 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 16 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Redstart, 4 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Wheatear, 70+ Meadow Pipit, 175 Linnet. (K Pellow)

Pendeen: Juv Cuckoo. (P Combridge)

Newquay: 2 Tawny Owl at Penpol Creek, 2 Tawny Owl in Trenance Gardens, 2 Tawny Owl behind Hendra holiday park. (S Grose)

Treyarnon: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit on headland west of beach. (J Braiden)

St Agnes: 1 Barn Owl. (J Braiden)

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Monday 16th September 2019

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield by the orange windsock at 11:15 at least, also 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Little Stint. (L Proctor) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Lizard: 1 Wryneck, 2 Redstart, 1 Whinchat, 8+ Yellow Wagtail and 1 Firecrest. (M Pass) 1 juv Rosy Starling in centre of village 1445. (G Barlow)

Trevilley: 1 Barred Warbler, (in the last blackthorn clump in the valley that leads into Nanjizal from Trevilley) 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Redstart, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler. (P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey arrived low over the estuary at 09.55 from the SW. (J Hawkey, M Halliday) Copperhouse Creek: 1 Knot this afternoon. (M Rouncefield)

Osprey, Mark Halliday

Osprey, Mark Halliday

Knot, Marlene Rouncefield

Walmsley Sanctuary: 5 Cattle Egret, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 1 Water Rail. (B Bosisto)

Penzance: 13 Ringed Plover, 5 Turnstone, 2 Dunlin, 1 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Grey Wagtail. (K&M Noble)

Purple Sandpiper – M Noble

Carnyorth Common: 1 Wryneck flew from footpath north of the mast at 10:50.

Drift Reservoir (Members only): 1 Wryneck on the rocks near the dam. (A Witheywood, J Hicks) 1 Osprey still present in NE arm this evening, also 2 Green Sandpiper. (T Mills)

Wryneck, Andrew Witheywood

Wryneck, Jack Hicks

Wryneck, Jack Hicks

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrest at the top of the valley. (S Turner)

Marazion: 16 Pale-bellied Brent Geese on the beach at 12:30.

Newlyn: 5 Pale-bellied Geese opposite the harbour. (T Mills)

Bude Marshes: A Sedge Warbler heard and then seen this morning. (H Kendall)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 7 Lapwing, 6 Curlew, Peregrine, c50 Alba Wagtail,  2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Gadwall, 41 Teal, 32 Mallard, 1 Kingfisher. (S Kolodziejski, J St Ledger)

Wood Sandpiper, John St Ledger

Sancreed: 4 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 78 White Wagtail, 140 Linnet. (D Flumm)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck late morning on fence by the coast path just behind the lower car park.  Passage of good numbers Meadow Pipits through the area early afternoon and 2 Raven. (P & C Leigh) Also highlights of a seawatch between 7.30 and 10am: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 1 Merlin through under the lighthouse. (R Webb)

Malpas: 1 juv Osprey, chased off by crows then gulls. (S Buckle), later seen fishing at confluence mid-afternoon. (A.Hill)

Tregoss Moor: 2 Whinchat, 1 Willow Tit (unringed). (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Tywardreath: 9 Goldfinch on garden feeders – including 2 young and 1 adult with totally leucistic head plumage. (R. Barlow)

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest, 2 Tawny Owl. (R Veal)

Constantine: 2 Whinchat in field behind doctor’s surgery. (D Collins)

Bass Point: 1 Redstart. (D Collins)

Lizard Point: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Swift. (D Collins)

Downderry: 16 Kittiwake and 280+ Gannet moving west, 1 Great Skua and  a few Manx Shearwaters also present, 6 Harbour Porpoise noted and on the beach at least 5 White Wagtail. (A Payne)

Helford Passage: 1 Sandwich Tern. (R Clarke)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Osprey off Ruan Quay. (D Hall, S Buckle)

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Sunday 15th September 2019

Late news, 14/9, Davidstow: 30 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 20 Swallow, 15 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (S Windle)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Great White Egret at 07:20. (B Mellow) One Great White Egret still present at 07:55-08:00 when it flew off south. (L Proctor, I Webster) 1 Great White Egret early afternoon. (S Grose) Also 15 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Greenshank, 3 Wigeon, 1 m Blackcap, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit on Carnsew Pool. (S Grose) Osprey flying around the estuary with a fish at 17:00. (M Ahmad)

Penzance: Great White Egret at 08:25 flying west. 6 Eider off Chyandour. (L Proctor, I Webster)

Drift Reservoir: Great White Egret flew from the Newlyn direction at 08:34 and landed in the NE arm of the reservoir at 08:43. (D Flumm) 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover and 1 Dunlin. (S Rogers) 2 Osprey, (1 flying over dam on arrival, left towards Newlyn, 2nd seen late afternoon having just caught a fish and returned into NE arm). Also 6+ Little Egret, 6+ Grey Heron, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Gadwall, 1 eclipse male Tufted Duck, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Kingfisher, 14 Cormorant, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Snipe, 1 juv Grey Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 2 Bullfinch, 1 m Blackcap, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs. (T Mills)

Lizard Village: Rosy Starling still present plus 4+ Yellow Wagtail and 3 Tree Pipit over early. Also 1 Merlin. (M Pass)

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Curlew Sandpiper still present early morning.

Porthgwarra: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, c250 auk sp and c100 Kittiwakes between 07:00 & 10:00. Also 1 White Stork, possibly with a tracking device attached to back over the cove at 11:00, then chased off east by corvids plus 2 Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Yellowhammer around the valley in the afternoon. (R Webb) 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 12 Wheatear & 2 Willow Warbler, plus White Stork in fields west of St Levan Church at 16:20. (M Wallace)

Carnyorth Common: Wryneck in bracken on south side of mast. (P Clement)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 12 White Wagtail. (S Rogers) 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin (D Eva)

Falmouth: 7 Brent Geese at Gyllingvase Beach, flew east at 09:10. (S Rogers)

Coverack: 7 Brent Geese at 09:50. (J Foster) Also 1 Green Woodpecker. (D.Beadle)

Penmarth Farm Campsite, nr Coverack: 1 Whinchat, c4 Wheatear, c10 Pied/White Wagtails in ploughed field, c120 Swallow overhead. (D.Beadle)

Trevothan, nr Coverack: c50 Swallow, 2+ House Martin, 8 Jackdaw catching aerial insects. (D.Beadle)

Bartinney: Redstart opposite the old barn. (J Chapple)

Nanquidno: 3 Whinchat at Little Hendra Farm. (P Fraser)

Godolphin Cross: Firecrest in  a private garden. (C Richards)

Charlestown: 1 Chiffchaff in garden. (D Hastilow)

Alsia: 100+ White Wagtail in freshly-planted bulb fields along minor road NW of Alsia. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Penzance Wherrytown: 5 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. (S Grose)

Penzance: Green Parakeet sp. (presumed Ring-necked?) in a private garden this morning. (P Cox) At least 2 Firecrest still in Morrab Gardens this morning, with Long-tailed Tit flock. (G Barlow)

Truro: 1 Osprey over Truro River & Boscowan Park, 10:00-10:30. (J Holmes)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Sparrowhawk over, 1 Common Lizard, 1 Clouded Yellow. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 1 Osprey at 13:30, 20 pale bellied Brent Goose, 5 Mute Swan, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Lesser Black Backed Gull. (S Grose)

Longrock Pool: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 6 Canada Goose, 2 Cormorant, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 11 Mallard, 9 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 10 Lapwing, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 85 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 3 Buzzard, 4 Raven, 39 Carrion Crow, 21 Jackdaw, 1 Magpie, 1 Woodpigeon, 5 Stock Dove, 3 Blackbird, 8 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, 3 Robin, 12 Pied Wagtail, 77 Meadow Pipit, 14 Linnet, 16 House Sparrow, 1 Wren and 2 Painted Lady. (DAConway)

Nanjizal: 618 new birds ringed! Migrants included 472 Blackcap, 10 Garden Warbler, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 29 Reed Warbler, 29 Sedge Warbler,1 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 15 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 8 Redstart, 1 Firecrest, 1 Tree Pipit and 1 Whinchat. (P Roseveare) Also seen 1 Barn Owl, 1 Water Rail, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Firecrest. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Pendeen: 2 Pied Flycatchers. (P Combridge)

Kenidjack: 1 Redstart, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Firecrest and 25+ Blackcap. (S Rogers)

Cot Valley: 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap. (S Rogers, P Fraser)

Nanquidno: 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap. (P Fraser)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Lapland Bunting calling. (P Fraser)

Tywardreath: 2 young Collared Dove feeding on spill from garden feeders in private garden. ( R. Barlow)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Snipe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Little Grebe, 5 Teal, 1 Bar tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 19 Linnet. (S Grose)

Devoran: 2 Ospreys and 1 ad Spotted Redshank. (L Langley)

Downderry: 10 Grey Herons noted flying off the sea at 0705. Plenty of Manx Shearwaters feeding well offshore with a few Bottle-nosed Dolphins. Moving west were a Red-throated Diver, 17 Kittiwakes, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, a Common Gull, 3 Common Scoters and 130 Gannets all before 08:00. (A Payne)

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Bude Marshes: 3 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 139 Mallard, 20 Moorhen, 10 Wood Pigeon, 32 Canada Geese, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Blackbird, 4 Robin, 3 Swallow, 6 Crow, 2 Magpie, 3 Rook, 1 Dunnock, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (R Mudge)

Crowdy Reservoir: 4 Crossbill, 1 Juv. Little Stint, 1 Greenshank, 1 Little Egret, 2-4 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 12 Ringed Plover, 10+ Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 34 Mallard, 10+ Teal, 1 Kestrel, 12 White Wagtails, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 34 Canada Geese, 11 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorants. (B Craven)

Little Stint – Brian Craven

Gannel Estuary: 6 Grey Heron flew out to sea, 2 Common Gull. (S Rowe)

RAF St Mawgan: 28+ Goldfinch, 12 Starling, 5 Pied Wagtail and one Sparrowhawk, near the water tower this afternoon. (L Curry)

Mabe Burnthouse, nr Penryn: 3 Spotted Flycatcher in private garden at Lower Spargo. (D Chaney)

St Newlyn East Downs: 2 Snipe, 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Ruan Lanihorne: 3 Osprey. (D Hall, S Buckle, W Lloyd)

Penny Crocker Farm, nr Boscastle: 1 Firecrest, 1 Short-eared Owl. (R Evans)

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Friday 12th September 2019

Late news, 12/9, Nanquidno: 30+ Linnet, 60+ Jackdaw, 6 Stonechat, 2 Chough, 4 Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 10+ Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Fulmar, 3 Shag, 20+ Gannet, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Raven, 2 Coal Tit, 10 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Jay, 8 Swallows. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Late news, 12/9, St Gothian Sands NR (14:00-15:10): 60+ Linnet, 57 Starling, 1 Buzzard, 200+ Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 27 Great Black-backed Gull, 18 Black-headed Gull, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Wheatear, 2 Greylag, 10+ Goldfinch, 3 Stonechat. (P Freestone)

Davidstow: 3 Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield by the orange windsock to late morning at least, also Curlew Sandpiper. (P Roseveare) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Marazion: 27 Brent Geese flew towards Little London at 07:45. (S Rogers) 53 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (33+ juv) off Red River mouth in the evening, also 5 White Wagtail, 1 Wheatear and c10 Sanderling on the beach and 1 Wheatear along Green Lane. (DK Parker, S Rogers, R Veal)

Brent Geese – Dave Parker

Penzance: 15 Brent Geese west over the harbour at 08:45. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) 2 Firecrest at Morrab Gardens. (M Wrights)

Mousehole: c1000 Manx Shearwater feeding offshore. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Siblyback Lake: Little Stint still at the north end also Greenshank & 3 Wigeon. (P Phillips)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 6 Little Egret, 5 Gadwall, 12 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 50 Swallow, 20 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 1 Redstart still. (J Swann)

Porthilly Point: 1 f Peregrine Falcon, 1 Raven, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Egret, 3 Curlew, 12 Turnstone, 6 Ringed Plover, 42 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 13 Meadow Pipit, 43 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover (juv), 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 11 Curlew, 1 Gadwall, 20+ Teal. (J St Ledger & Mr Loader) Also Wood Sandpiper reported again.

Coverack: 7 Brent Geese in the bay early morning. 2 Clouded Yellow and 1 Hummingbird Hawk moth on the Battery (P. Bedford)

Falmouth: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Mediterranean Gull on Castle Beach. (J Turner)

Swanpool Beach: 1 Mediterranean Gull. (J Turner)

Tamar Estuary: 38 Pale-bellied Brent at St John’s Lake, this afternoon, also 6 Knot. (D Julian)

Chapel Amble: Wood Sandpiper and 2 Green Sandpipers from the Olde House, (private hide with no public access). (H Miller)

Walmsley Sanctuary (keyholders only): 3 Cattle Egret visible from the Tower Hide. (R Treeby)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Little Stint, 19 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 White Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Millbrook: 2 Egyptian Geese. (D Julian)

Land’s End: 5 Chough, 1 Carrion/Hooded Crow hybrid, 3 Carrion Crow, 4 Dunnock, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Stonechat, 4 Linnet, 12 Goldfinch, 15+ Jackdaw, 1 Kestrel along cycle track and coast path 09:45 – 11:50. (M Webb)

hybrid crow – Martin Webb

Chough – Martin Webb

Stonechat – Martin Webb

Linnet – Martin Webb

Porthgwarra: c.6000 Manx Shearwater west between 15:30 and16:30, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Harbour Porpoise, 1 Minke Whale and 1 Nuclear Submarine! (M Jones)

Dobwalls: Female Wheater on our neighbour’s roof (C&J Duffy)

Kings Mill: Osprey, 33 Greenshank, 126 Redshank, ~160 Curlew, 24 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 5 juv Knot, c.160 Black-headed Gull, 14 Herring Gull, 8 Little Egret, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Sandwich Tern and 12 Teal (P Kemp)

Gannel Estuary: 8 Little Egret, 10 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank. (M Lammas, S Rowe)

Devoran: 12+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 50+ Curlew, 30+ Oystercatcher, 12 Ringed Plover mixed in with a small flock  of Dunlins. Large number of Redshanks, 1 Osprey. (S Williams)

Osprey – Steve Williams

Osprey – Steve Williams

Osprey – Steve Williams

Little Kelynack: 1 Spotted Flycatcher in a private garden. (C Moore)

Rame Head to Penlee: 25 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat , 18 N.Wheatear, 30 Meadow Pipit, 8 Skylark, 150+ Swallow, 8 House Martin. Also 13 Clouded Yellow & 15+ Painted Lady. (K Pellow)

Penlee NR: 17 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 16 . (K Pellow)

Wednesday 11th September 2019

Late news, 10/9, Hayle Estuary: Osprey from Porth Kidney beach flying over the golf course at 11:10 carrying a Grey Mullet, also 110 Curlew, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, Wheatear & Clouded Yellow. (B Watts)

Late news, 10/9, Lizard Point: 1 Cory’s Shearwater reported.

Late photo, 10/9, Newlyn: 27 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. (L Proctor)

Pale-bellied Brent Geese – Linton Proctor

Davidstow: 2 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still on the airfield by the orange windsock to late morning at least, also Curlew Sandpiper again. (P Roseveare, M Alibone et al.) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only): 6 Cattle Egret. (A Langdon)

Porthilly Point: 51 Meadow Pipit, 9 Curlew, 146 Oystercatcher, 269 Mediterranean Gull on sand bar in middle of estuary, 1 Bar headed Goose with 253 Canada Geese, 9 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: 1 Sooty Shearwater, c30 Manx Shearwater, 1 Little Gull,1 Commic Tern, 1 Bonxie, c200 Linnet & c6 Harbour Porpoise all west from the cove between 07:15 7 09:15. (D Flumm, G Hirons) 4 Balearic Shearwater & 5 Sooty Shearwater between 15:30 & 17:00.

Porthgwarra: Firecrest in the copse at Ardensawah Farm. (M Wallace)

Penzance: 3 Firecrest in Morrab Gardens. (M Elliott) Kingfisher seaward side of Jubilee Pool. (D Flumm)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover (juv), 1 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 9 Snipe, 4 Lapwing, 3 Curlew, 1 Gadwall, 22 Teal, 1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger, S Kolodziejski)

Green & Wood Sandpipers – John St Ledger

Siblyback Reservoir: Juv Little Stint, 4 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 200 Swallow, Sand Martin & 4 Chiffchaff. (P Aley)

Pentewan: 31 Pale-bellied Brent Geese off Pentewan Sands, with 27 there yesterday.

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 6 + 6 cygnet Mute Swan, 52 Canada Goose, 65 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 55 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 2 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 70 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 200 Herring Gull, 22 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 55 House Martin, 7 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 2 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw, 7 Rook, 65 Carrion Crow, 11 Starling, 12 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Red Admiral. (M Scawen et al)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose) 108 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 102 Great Black-backed Gull. (S Rowe)

St Gothian Sands NR: Merlin (juv) flew off west, 2 Oystercatchers, 1 Wheatear, 9 Curlew, 1 Ringed Plover, 9 Sand Martins, 2 Raven, 9 Linnets, 6 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail,  2 Mute Swan, 4 Coot, 11 Little Grebe, 200+ Canada Geese, 6 Greylags (P.Freestone)

Tuesday 10th September 2019

There will be some disturbance at Walmsley Sanctuary on Wednesday 11th from 09:00 to early afternoon as we look to continue cutting back the vegetation to make it good for the birds and the birders! Thanks for your understanding and patience.

Late news, 9/9, Mount Edgcumbe Park: Flock of 28 Mistle Thrush dropped on to cricket pitch during heavy rain shower. (B Taggart)

Davidstow: American Golden Plover and Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield by the orange windsock, still present late morning. Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear. (B Bosisto et al.) Adult & juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper this afternoon also juv Curlew Sandpiper. (D Britton, M McKee)

American Golden Plover – Paul Ash

American Golden Plover – Gary Treadwell

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Paul Ash

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Mike McKee

Fowey: Honey Buzzard calling and circling over the river in the area of Bodinnick Ferry at 10:50. (R Barlow)

Nanquidno: Nightingale at the bottom of the valley. (T McGowan)

Trevose: Hooded Crow again around Boobys Bay. (D Britton)

Porthilly Point: 1 m Wheatear, 3 Teal, 1 Shelduck, 1 m Pintail, 1 Curlew, 3 Redshank, 66 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, 9 Turnstone, 11 Meadow Pipit, 3 Raven. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Osprey, 5 Little Egret, 13 nominate Cormorant, P.c.carbo, 2 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 5 White Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm) Osprey still present at 11:00. (J Swann) 1 Osprey, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1f Kingfisher, 9 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Cormorant, 20+ Mallard, 2 Coot, 1 Fox 9.40 – 11.30. (M Webb)

Osprey – Martin Webb

Peregrine – Martin Webb

Little Egret – Martin Webb

Osprey – Martin Webb

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey over heading NW at 10:15. Osprey again, fishing over the estuary, caught a mullet before flying off NW at 13:45 and fishing on and off most of the afternoon. (S Turner) Also 2 dead Guillemot placed together by path at Carnsew by the SW entrance. (J Hicks)

Longrock: 27 Pale-belled Brent Geese offshore at 11:35 slowly drifting west. (P Fraser) Off Chyandour at 12:15. (M Spicer) Off Newlyn at 12:55. (L Proctor)

Marazion: 27 Pale-bellied Brent Geese flew into Red river mouth from Little London at 19:35. (S Rogers)

Porth Kidney: Osprey over West Cornwall Golf Course at 11:00.

Rame: Wryneck on coast path below the coastguard cottages.

Land’s End: 5 Grey Wagtail, 1 Snipe. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Firecrest on path to stone bridge. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Lower Polmorla, St Wenn: 3 Spotted Flycatcher. (I Bennallick)

Camel Estuary Burniere Hide: 51 Mediterranean Gull in field above Trewornan Dam, following tractor, muck spreading. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary – 11:15 – 12:45: 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Teal 2 Curlew & 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (R & J Butts, J & J Atherton)
Rame Head to Penlee NR: 1 Wryneck along coastal footpath below Rame Coastguard Cottages intermittently between 12:00 and 13:00 hrs with no further sign. 32 Chiffchaff, 24 Blackcap, 5 Willow Warbler, 7 Whitethroat, 7 Wheatear, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Garden Warbler, 500+ Swallow, 60 Red Admiral, 30 Painted Lady, 2 Clouded Yellow & 1 Hummingbird Hawk-moth. (K Pellow)

St Columb Major: 1 Barn Owl circling winnards perch roundabout at 21. 00hrs.(S Grose)

Tehidy Woods: 1 Grey Heron, 30+ Mallard, 10+ Swans, 2 Robins, 1 Dunnock, 3 Moorhens, 1 Beautiful Demoiselle  and 1 Comma. (K Money)

Coverack: 1 Swift with Swallows and House Martins over Polcoverack Valley (D.Beadle)

Mermaid II: 2 Sooty Shearwater, c2000 Manx Shearwater, 3 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (2m off St Michael’s Mount), Great Skua, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit coming to roost on St Clement’s Isle with Curlew, 2 1w Yellow-legged Gull, 10-50 Bluefin Tuna feeding off Mousehole drifting west to St Lot. (M Elliott)

River Tamar, Clamoak Quay:  1 Osprey flying with caught fish into Egypt Bay just over the border in Devon. ( A. Parker )