Sunday 20th September 2020

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Baird’s Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper together at 08:45 at Carnsew/Tempest, also 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 5 Dunlin, 5 Sandwich Tern. (M Pass, S Windle) 2 Great White Egret on Ryan’s Field. (J Chapple et al.)

Dunlin – Stevan Windle

Semipalmated and Baird’s Sandpipers – Stevan Windle

Baird’s Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

West Penwith: Pallid Harrier roaming from Nanjizal, Gwennap Head, Raftra, Polgigga to Brew. (M Wallace et al)

Pendeen: American Golden Plover with 18 Golden Plover briefly in fields by the lighthouse but flushed by a Buzzard. (P Combridge)

Phillack: 1cy Honey Buzzard east over Phillack. (K Wilson)

Nanquidno: Icterine Warbler between the ford and the car park. Also,4 Pied Flycatchers, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler. (S Windle, B Bosisto, P Roseveare, R Augarde)

Icterine Warbler – Stevan Windle

Icterine Warbler – Richard Augarde

Icterine Warbler – Stevan Windle

 

Pied Flycatcher – Stevan Windle

Pied Flycatcher – Stevan Windle

Predannack Airfield: (No public access and difficult to view) Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Dotterel and 100+ Wheatears. (D Wright)

Loe Pool: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper on mud at north end, 6 Wigeon. (I Maclean)

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler in car park sallows. (M Wallace) Two calling Dotterel circled at 07:45 lost to view over Gwennap Head but appeared to be dropping, Lapland Bunting feeding around cross tracks at SW363226 also Whinchat, c20 Wheatears. Tree Pipit and Yellow Wagtail over. (P Marshall)

Lapland Bunting – Mark Halliday

Hobby – Mark Halliday

Hobby – Mark Halliday

Spotted Flycatcher – Mark Halliday

Constantine: Osprey circling over Polwheveral Creek Helford River. (T Pinfield)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret,  1 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, 3 Curlew, 2 Snipe, 1 Barn Owl.(J St Ledger) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Ruff, 2 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Snipe, 3 Curlew, 3 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear. ( D Eva )

Great White Egret – John St Ledger

Land’s End: Wryneck at Trinity Loop plus Firecrest. (P Clement) Hobby and 1+ Reed Warbler (P St Pierre) 3 Whinchat, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2+ Willow Warbler. (P Taylor) Wryneck north of Treeve Common at SW352255 + Redstart, Whinchat, Hobby. (P Marshall)

Kenidjack: 2 Firecrest, Whitethroat plus Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and Wheatears. (J Waldon) Wryneck top of track to Botallack. (J Chapple) 2 Pied Flycatcher, Wryneck and Redstart. (J Swann) In addition, Wood Warbler and Sedge Warbler. (J Eaton)

Common Redstart – Alex McKechnie

Pied Flycatcher – Alex McKechnie

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by water pumping station, plus 2 Pied Flycatcher and Spotted Flycatcher. (N Wheatley, C Townsend)

Millbrook: 10 Cattle Egret, opposite Barn House, along Lower Anderton Road. Also 164 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper & 1 Sandwich Tern. (P Kemp)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Great White Egret, 1 Cattle Egret plus 6 Ruddy Shelduck over.

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler in second sallow clump north of the church. (M Wallace)

Rame: Great White Egret in off the sea plus Whinchat, a Hobby and Pied Flycatcher at Polhawn Bay. (D Clegg) Also, Marsh Harrier East at 1705 hrs. (R Lockwood)

Falmouth: Hobby over Falmouth golf course this afternoon at 13:15. (S Bearhop)

Skewjack: Pied Flycatcher. (M Wallace)

Rame: Hobby. (P Kemp)

Tregrehan: 1 Firecrest at Boscundle Woods in a private garden. (I Stewart)

Marazion: Ad sum plum Red-throated Diver offshore and Little Stint, 4 Knot, Ruff, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Redshank on the beach at red River mouth. (S Rogers)

Penzance: 12 Pale-bellied Brent Geese off Wherrytown. (L Proctor)

Trevilley: 2 Wheatear, 2 Chiffchaff, Whinchat, Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher. (C Moore, P St Pierre)

Nanjizal: 12 Brent Geese off Mill Bay. (C Moore) 1 Pied Flycatcher, 25 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Sedge Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 77 Blackcap, 1 Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Swallow trapped and ringed plus Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit, good numbers of Siskin and c.40 Chaffinch over. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, J Ryan, J Howells) Also, 1 Dotterel over at 9:30am flew towards Porthgwarra. (B Bosisto)

Mount Hawke: 40 plus Goldfinch at garden feeders. (P Roberts)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 38 Canada Goose, 5 Cormorant, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Mallard, 2 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Buzzard, 3 Raven, 32 Carrion Crow, 32 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Blackbird, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Stonechat, 3 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 3 Pied Wagtail, 6 Wheatear, 52 Meadow Pipit, 190 Linnet and 150 Goldfinch. (DA Conway)

Sancreed: Common Redstart, 30 Robin, 7 Chiffchaff and a Northern Wheatear. Still c200 Large White from recent immigration plus Small White, Green-veined White, Wall, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood & Small Copper butterflies & 4 Silver-Y moths. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Little Egret, 5 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 2 Shoveler, Tufted Duck, juv Peregrine, Snipe, Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 20 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, c20 Robin, Grey Wagtail. Flock Crossbill heard Red Lodge area. (D Flumm)

Bar-tailed Godwit – Dave Flumm

Bar-tailed Godwit – Dave Flumm

Penryn River: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 28 Redshank, 6 Little Egret, 34 Curlew, 2 Heron, 6 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 27 Swan, 2 Sandwich Tern, 57 Black-headed Gull, 44 Herring Gull. (J St Ledger)

Gluvian: 1 Firecrest (B Bosisto)

Porth Joke: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 19 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Kingfisher, 20 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch. (S Rowe)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Water Rail, 1 Barnacle Goose, 8 Wigeon, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Goonbarrow china clay works: 3 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff. (S Grose)

Castle an Dinas: 3 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

St Mawes and St Just-in-Roseland: 2 Mediterranean Gulls and a Sandwich Tern. (J Turner)

Newquay: A 2-3m Basking Shark surface feeding no more than 10 ft from me as I was surfing at fistral this morning. Spring tides so around 50m from the beach. (R Wheeler)

Thursday 10th September 2020

Late news, 8/9, Port Isaac: White Stork high moving south around 3pm. (M Welch)

Porthgwarra: 1 Icterine Warbler (still present on west side of middle wood) (N R Rogers, D Julian) Also 2 Whinchat, 1 Merlin, 1 Snipe, Siskins (heard only) (N R Rogers)

Park Head: Buff-breasted Sandpiper present still, near the point (D Eva, M Spicer, M Lammas, Bob Bosisto et al) Also here and at Porth Mear 1 Peregrine, 1 Curlew, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Cettis Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler , 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Wheatear (B Bosisto)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Mike Spicer

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Mike Spicer

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Barry Rankine

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Barry Rankine

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Barry Rankine

Siblyback Reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper still at the North end. (C Buckland) Pectoral Sandpiper showed well in the evening, 2 Scaup, 3 Tufted Ducks,1 White Wagtail, 50 + Pied Wagtails, 9 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlins, 5 Coot, 23 Little Grebe, 9 Cormorant over, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Grey Wagtails, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 N Wheatears, 1 Yelllow-legged Gull,1 f/juv Garganey, 3 Whimbrels, 4 Common Sandpipers, Swallows and House Martin. (C Buckland, C & J Duffy)

Pectoral Sandpiper – Deena Sharp

Dozmary Pool: 185 Lesser Black-backed Gull , 7 Tufted Duck, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Whinchat , 1 Yellow Wagtail (B Bosisto)

Colliford Lake: 18 White Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail , 7 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 250 Goldfinch (B Bosisto)

Point to Devoran Quay: 2 Osprey, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Knot, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Peregrine, 4 Sandwich Tern (3 adult, 1 juv), 1 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger)

Osprey – John St Ledger

Kingsmill Lake: 2 Osprey at 9 am. (M Beer) 1 Osprey, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 2 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 110+ Black-headed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 7 Cormorant, 75 Curlew,18 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Greenshank, 10 Redshank, 3 Knot, 33 Dunlin,1 Snipe, 2 Long-tailed Tits, 1 Blue Tit, 4+ Robins, 1 Wren, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Blackbird, 3 Woodpigeon, 1 Magpie, 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Pheasant, Jackdaws, Rooks, Crows and a stoat. (A Parker et al)

Nanjizal Valley: 216 ringed on private site. Migrants included 6 Willow Warbler, 29 Chiffchaff, 22 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 138 Blackcap and a Common Redstart. (K Wilson) Also, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear seen. (R Veal)

Land’s End: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 20+ Siskin, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Bunting, 3+ Snipe. (P St Pierre, DK Parker)

Sennen: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat in stubble field behind the old chapel. (DK Parker)

Nanquidno: 17 Chough, 32 Siskin, 1 Tawny Owl. (I Webster)

Bartinney: 1 Whinchat, 8+ Wheatear, 4 Stonechat. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 1 Spotted Flycatcher at Rosehill. (P Fraser)

Restronguet: 1 Osprey. (J Chapple)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 5 Common Sandpiper. (D Flumm)

Trevean/Higher Bosistow: 4 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Whinchat, 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Wheatear, 8 Ringed Plover. (R Veal)

Bude, Maer Lake: 1 Ruff, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Dunlin, 2 Lapwing, 1 Barnacle Goose amongst many Canada Geese. Also (not counted) Gadwall, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard. (A Nicholson)

Loe Pool: 26 Great Crested Grebe, 4+ Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Little Egret. (G Adams)

Porth Joke: 1 Wryneck this evening, also 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 14 Stonechat. (S Rowe)

Charlestown: Flock of around 20 Brent Goose just east of harbour. (M Welch)

Wadebridge (near Old Bridge): 9 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Curlew, 100+ Redshank. (S Marquis)

Curlew Sandpiper – Barry Rankine

Curlew Sandpiper – Barry Rankine

Curlew Sandpiper – Barry Rankine

Fowey: Kayak trip to seven miles offshore straight out from Fowey today, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Minke Whale, 20 Bluefin Tuna, 30 Common Dolphin, 12 Harbour Porpoise. (R Kirwood)

Minke Whale – Rupert Kirkwood

Porth Chapel: Feeding frenzy this afternoon included c100 Common Dolphin, c10 Porpoise, 2+ Bluefin Tuna and 1 large whale sp. (R Archer)

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Wednesday 9th September 2020

Late news, 8/9, Trenarrett, Alternun: 1 Hobby flying over at 19.00. (T Polglase)

Late news, 8/9, Carnewas/Bedruthan Steps: 2 Choughs, 1 Peregrine, 2 Ravens, up to 6 Stonechats, 1 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, 2 Fulmars. (A Hobson)

Park Head: Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present this afternoon. (D Julian)

Nanjizal Valley: Common Nightingale ringed at a private site, also Ortolan and Pied Flycatcher seen. (K Wilson)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper. (A Dawson) 40 Linnets, Swallows and House Martins still feeding over the lake, young martins still in the nest, 12 Little Grebe, 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Raven this evening.  (D Sharp)

Walmsley Reserve: 3 Cattle Egret, 1 Great Egret and 2 Little Egret this morning. (B Bosisto) Also, 1 Pintail at Chapel Amble. (C Selway)

Trewornan: 4 Cattle Egrets at 07:35. (GB Clutts) 10 Cattle Egret this evening flew towards Walmsley. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 36 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 11 Mallard, 7 Wigeon, 5 Cormorant, 15 Little Egret, 65 Oystercatcher, 1 Ruff, 50 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 30 Redshank, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 90+ Curlew, 200+ Black-headed Gll, 26 Herring gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 6 Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 2 Blue Tit, 5 Jackdaw, 25 Carrion Crow, 21 House Sparrow (M Scawen et al)

Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 1 Osprey hunting, successfully caught fish at 11.30, 1 Black-tailed Godwit (summer plumage), 17 Greenshank, 78 Redshank, 45 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Raven, 5 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Blackcap. (A Nicholson)

Devoran: 36+ Curlew, 4  Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan, 1 Osprey with catch, being mobbed by Corvids. (D Sharp) 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Sandwich Tern (1 adult, 1 juv). (J St Ledger)

Osprey – Deena Sharp

Osprey – Deena Sharp

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Mandarin, 2 Brent Geese, 1 Spotted Redshank. (M Halliday, R Veal, S Rogers)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Wheatear, 40+ House Martin, c6 Swallow, 2 Coot, 2 Kingfisher. (DK Parker)

Par Beach Lake: 450+ Canada Geese in 2 separate skeins landed on lake having approached from the east. 1 Barnacle Goose among them. (R. Barlow)

Perranuthnoe: 7 Brent Geese. (I Webster)

Marazion: 8 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. (M Elliott)

St Mawes: 2 Swift over.

Tregantle: 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 8 Blackcaps, 10 Dunnocks, 4 Great Tits. (C Buckland)

Rame: 1 Wheatear, 50 Linnets, Swallows, 8 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 1 Osprey at the head heading west. (C Buckland)

Downderry (0655-0800): birds moving west included 295 Gannets, 2 Balearic Shearwaters, a flock of 9 Cattle Egrets and 8 Kittiwakes. Also about 35 Manx Shearwaters east. (A Payne)

Newquay, Gannel: One Chough circling and calling this evening. (H Taylor)

Trenarrett, Alternun: 1 Hobby flying over at 11.00, 2 Wheatear, 1Whinchat. (T Polglase)

Twelve men’s Moor, North Hill: 2 Wheatear, 1Whinchat. (T Polglase)

Wheatear – Tom Polglase

Whinchat – Tom Polglase

Maer Lake: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Dunlin, 1 Little Egret, plus 700+ Canada Geese flying in. (A Hobson)

Bude Harbour: 3 Rock Pipits (A Hobson)

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Monday 7th September 2020

Late News, 06/09, Gannel Estuary: 1 Osprey (R Ellis-Davies)

Osprey – Rhys Ellis-Davies

Porthgwarra: Icterine Warbler in elms/alders at middle wood, SW368219 (M Wallace) Still showing occasionally but elusive throughout the afternoon and evening. (R Veal, D Parker, P Roseveare). Also Buff-breasted Sandpiper flew over calling 14:25. (R Veal) Also Citrine Wagtail flew toward stonewall this evening. (P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: juv Semipalmated Sandpiper still with c60 Dunlin, c15 Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone around Carnsew Pool. ad Spotted Redshank on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal et al) Also Brent Goose reported.

Nanjizal: 1 Hoopoe seen briefly. 311 bird ringed including 220 Blackcap, 33 Sedge Warbler, 15 Reed Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff, 7 Robin, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Linnet. 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3+ Siskin overhead. Please keep to public rights of way. (R Phillips)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Osprey (I Boreham, M Lammas, F Knight)

Nanquidno: Wryneck in brambles on edge of field with Longhorn cattle this morning (Mark Davies)

Tresillian River: 17 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 62 Redshank, 40 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher. (A Nicholson)

Lynher Estuary (Wacker Quay): 11 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 77 Wigeon, 10 Great crested Grebes and 1 Sandwich Tern this afternoon.

Porthilly Point: 159 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Sandwich Tern on mussel crates at high tide, 95 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Raven, 1 Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Porthilly Farm: 3 Cattle Egret. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 2 Mandarin (1m &1 fem) at Anneka’s bridge. (S Grose)

Stithians: 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Peregrine. (S Turner)

Falmouth: Osprey.

Point Quay: Osprey still.

Camel Estuary: Curlew Sandpiper at Tregunna. 5 Cattle Egret Trewornan bridge.

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Sunday 6th September 2020

Late news, 5/9, Polbathic Creek: 41 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Rock Dove/feral pigeon, 1 Kingfisher. (A Blonden)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper, 8 Bar-tailed Godwits, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 76 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Knot, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Sandwich Tern. 14 Oystercatcher, 70 Curlew, 6 Redshank, 1 Greenshank. (N R Rogers)

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Nigel Rogers

Porthgwarra: Melodious Warbler briefly at 0930hrs then relocated early afternoon at Trevean Pool. Also Wheatear, 18 Stonechat, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Green woodpecker, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Sparrowhawks, 2 Chough, 2 Raven, 3 Kestrel, 20+ Robins, 15+ Chiffchaff, 1 Reed warbler, 3 Blackcaps, 7 ‘alba’ Wagtails, 1 Peregrine (P.Freestone, B.Dallas, M.Halliday, M.Wallace)

Melodious Warbler – Paul Freestone

Park Head: Buff-breasted Sandpiper on Cliff Path this evening. Also, 1 Curlew, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 4 Chough, 4 Blackcap, 5 Wheatear (B Bosisto, L Payne, S Rowe)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Bob Bosisto

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Bob Bosisto

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Steve Rowe

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Steve Rowe

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Steve Rowe

Porth Island: 5 Chough, 2 Wheatear. (S Grose)

Nanjizal: 71 birds ringed. Migrants included 3 Chiffchaff (+2 British controls), 1 Willow Warbler, 45 Blackcap (+1 British control), 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 9 Reed Warbler and 7 Sedge Warbler. Also, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Chough, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Siskin, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Water Rail. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, R Veal)

Pendeen: 1 Chough. (R Curry)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Knot, 154 Redshank, 113 Curlew, 9 Oystercatcher, 52 Dunlin, 17 Black tailed Godwit. (D Eva)

Mullion: Merlin seen and heard just at the start of the coast path off Mullion Cove. (J Howells)

The Lizard: 2 Chough, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Mediterranean Gull on the water, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Mabe Burnthouse: Wryneck in a private garden near the donkey sanctuary. (R Curtis)

Kynance: 1 Wryneck, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Willow Warbler at Soapy Cove. (J&D Chapman)

Pendeen, 07:00-11:00: 1 Ad Sabine’s Gull, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 juv Arctic Tern. (S Rogers, M Mckee, G Lawlor)

Stannon: 3 Whinchat (2 ad, i juv), 2 Wheatear. (B Bryne)

Devoran: 2 Osprey mid-afternoon, one being mobbed by a Peregrine (T Wilson, I Boreham, P Bragg)

Siblyback Reservoir: 40+ Swallow still feeding over grassland, 10+ Linnet, with juvenile Goldfinch flocking with them, 19 Little Grebe, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 3 House Martin still in the nest and being fed. (D Sharp)

House Martin Family – Deena Sharpe

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Friday 4th September 2020

Late News, 03/09, Roseland: 3.00 pm 7 White Stork seen flying low going inland from Pendower Dip. (C Bernie) Later in flight over Ardevora Farm. (P Marsden)

Hayle Estuary: Semi-palmated Sandpiper still present around Carnsew Pool and H. Tempest Ltd. In addition, 3 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 1 Wheatear, 6 Rock Pipit, 1 Spotted Redshank, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Peregrine (circling) . Also numbers Ringed Plover, 20 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 40 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, 20 Turnstone, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Little Grebe and 2 Teal. (R Taylor, J St Ledger, D Flumm, D Beadle, S Windle)

Semipalmated Sandpiper – David Flumm

Bar-tailed Godwit – John St Ledger

Semipalmated Sandpiper & Dunlin – John St Ledger

Semipalmated Sandpiper- John St Ledger

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Steven Windle

Sanderling – Stevan Windle

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Nanjizal Valley: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper flew over this morning. Also 119 birds ringed including a Common Nightingale originally ringed in Belgium,15 Sedge Warbler, 47 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff, 5 Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and a Firecrest. (K Wilson)

Millbrook: 1 Cattle Egret this morning. (D Julian)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Osprey, 22 Greenshank, 26 Redshank, 1 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 24 Dunlin, 78 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Wigeon, 23 Mallard, 7 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret & 1 Grey Heron (P Kemp)

Porthilly lane, Rock: 1 Osprey over estuary early afternoon. (P Sofley)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Osprey hunting, 7 Cormorant, 8 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Curlew flying over, and 2 Wheatear. (C Wilson)

Osprey – Claire Wilson

Newquay: 1 Osprey fishing on the River Gannel around 9:30am (G Griffiths)

Porthilly Point: Osprey lingered 10 mins before heading off S/W over Padstow. Hobby, Wheatear, Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail and 3 Rock Pipit, 100s of Mediterranean Gull, 13 Sandwich Tern,1 Dunlin, 3 Turnstone, 100+ Curlew and 1 Wigeon. Small Heath and Small Copper butterflies. (P Sofley)

Porthgwarra: 1 Chough, 21 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Ringed Plover, 1 Kestrel, 3 Tree Pipit, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, 2 Blackcap, and 6 Stonechat. (S Windle)

Chough – Steven Windle

Kestrel – Stevan Windle

Tree Pipit – Steven Windle

Pendeen: 3 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua. (I Prentice)

Marazion Beach: 1 juvenile Curlew Sandpiper this evening. (I Prentice) Also 1 Little Stint still present (am); 17 Dunlin, 3 Turnstone & 29 Ringed Plover this evening (J Hawkey)

Windmill Farm: Wryneck, 3 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear and 1 Peregrine. (D Wright)

Kynance Road/Caerthillian: 1 Wryneck , 2 Whinchat. (M Pass)

Drift Reservoir: 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Little Grebe, 7 Moorhen, 2 Kingfisher. (D Flumm) Also 2 Jay, with one being brave confronting a Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 8 Juvenile Goldfinch. (R Chiffers)

Buzzard – Robin Chiffers

Goldfinch – Robin Chiffers

Jay and Sparrowhawk – Robin Chiffers

Jay and Sparrowhawk – Robin Chiffers

 

Towan Head: 36 Turnstone (many in part or near summer plumage), 26 Oystercatcher and 1 Whimbrel. (M Lammas)

Falmouth: 1 Wheatear on a residential street near Penryn College early morning. (J Holmes)

Soapy Cove, The Lizard: 1 Wryneck, 1 Whinchat, 8 Stonechat, 4 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 2+ Siskin over. Also Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary, Golden Ringed Dragonfly and Southern Hawker. (G Wills)

Mevagissey Harbour: 16 Turnstone. (G Motley)

Pentewan Sands, Mevagissey: 1 Mediterranean Gull. (G Motley)

Hannafore, Looe: 4 Wheatear, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Eider, 1 Little Egret, 19 Oystercatcher, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 30+ Black-Headed Gull (including juveniles), 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Rock Pipit. (D Sharp)

Ringed Plover – Deena Sharp

Wheatear – Deena Sharp

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Bob – trial post 5th Oct

 

Porthgwarra (testing red and blue filters) 

Park Head : 1 Hobby , 4 Swallow , 3 Blackcap , 1 Chiffchaff , 1 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Yellowhammer ( B Bosisto L Payne )

Towan Head (08.10-09:10): 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua. (S Rowe)

Black Head – Monarch Butterfly at 1245 flying strongly west (D and S Wright)

Watchcroft and vicinity: 1 Whinchat, 1 Merlin flushing Meadow Pipit flock. 2 Raven (J Evans)

Bugle : 2 Little Grebe at Goonbarrow china clay works. (S Grose)

Par Beach Pool : 1 Common Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 267 Black Headed Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Coot, 3 Raven over, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Polwheveral Creek (Helford River) Osprey overhead. (Tim Pinfield)

 

 

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