Friday 14th September 2018

Late news, 13/9, Porthgwarra: Bulwer’s Petrel on the sea with Manx Shearwaters for 20 minutes before flying west. (R Archer P Cunningham)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Common Crane, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover. (M Wallace) Later the Common Crane was feeding in a field near Trewidden Farm. (M McKee) Seen again flying to west over reservoir at 19:40, appearing to land in fields between Trevean Farm and Higher Drift Farm. (J Hawkey, R Veal, M Ahmad) Then flew over heading west at dusk. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

The Lizard: 1 Melodious Warbler, still near pumphouse at Caerthillian Cove and showing well late morning, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat. (J St Ledger)

Willow Warbler, John St Ledger

Willow Warbler, John St Ledger

Soapy Cove: 1 Red-backed Shrike at the top of the valley, below the farmhouse. (J St Ledger, D Collins) Also 4 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Red-backed Shrike, David Collins

Red-backed Shrike, John St Ledger

Red-backed Shrike, John St Ledger

Red-backed Shrike, John St Ledger

Red-backed Shrike, John St Ledger

Wadebridge: 3 Cattle Egret at Trewornan Bridge with cows in field on Walmsley Sanctuary side of road at 11:25, still in same place an hour later. (P Smale)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Cattle Egret in field with electricity pylon opposite Penpol Creek this evening. (S Grose)

Ruan Lanihorne: (17:00) 1 juv Osprey again perched on Tregothnan side of river at Fal-Ruan complex, viewed from Ruan Quay. (D Hall)

Crugmeer: 1 Whitethroat, 1 Sparrowhawk and 2 Raven. (S Grose)

St Germans Quay: 9 Black-tailed Godwit. (A Blonden)

St Germans, private garden: 1 Kingfisher visiting regularly, also 1 Reed Bunting and 1 Bank Vole at the feeders. (A Blonden)

Devoran: 1 Osprey at 10:00, mobbed by Crows, then flew north. (B Toms)

Land’s End: 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sennen: 1 Yellow Wagtail over A30 at school, 09:00. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Trevose Head: 4 Sooty Shearwater and 2 Balearic Shearwater.

Gillan Creek: 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher. (J Allely)

Zennor: Green Woodpecker. (C Madden)

River Neet, Bude: 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ Mallard. (R Maye)

Cusgarne: 1 Hobby hunting Swallows. Also Siskins. (J Millett)

East Pentire, Newquay: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Bluefin Tuna late pm. (S Rowe)

Colliford Reservoir: 2 Goosander still, 1 Little Egret, 45+ Pied Wagtail, 1+ ad Yellow-legged Gull this evening. ( B Craven)

Nanjizal: A total of 92 new birds ringed. Migrants included 60 Blackcap, 5 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff and 2 Willow Warbler. Also 10 Robin. (P Roseveare)

Croft Pascoe Plantation: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Coal Tit. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 3 Mute Swan, 1 eclipse drake Eider, 4 Fulmar, 646 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 141 Gannet, 3 Shag, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 11 Turnstone, 11 Kittiwake, 20 Herring Gull, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Sandwich Tern and 2 auk sp. Plus 2 Common DolphinWolf Rock to St Mary’s: 29 Manx Shearwater, 68 Gannet, 35 Shag, 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Kittiwake, 13 Black-headed Gull, 8 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 8 Great Black-backed Gull. Also 3 Harbour Porpoise, 2 Common Dolphin and 3 Blue-fin Tuna. St Mary’s to Wolf Rock: 2 Fulmar, 24 Manx Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 201 Gannet, 3 Shag, 1 Great Skua, 2 Black-headed Gull, 13 Herring Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 22 Sandwich Tern and 1 Grey Phalarope. Also 5 Harbour Porpoise and 8 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 Fulmar, 465 Manx Shearwater, 8 Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 75 Gannet, 1 Great Skua, 1 Pom Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Kittiwake, 6 Black-headed Gull, 1 Med Gull, 59 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull and 1 auk sp. Also 1 Dolphin and 1 Ocean Sunfish. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Pendeen Watch: 12,000 Manx Shearwater, 50 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Puffin. (S Lister)

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Saturday 22nd July 2017

Late News, 21/07, Chynhalls Point, Coverack 16:00 – 17:00: 14 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 3 Med Gull, c800 Manx Shearwater. (D Wood)

Porthgwarra seawatch 05:30 – 10:30: 35 Cory’s Shearwater, 31 Great Shearwater, 115 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Wilson’s Petrel (7am, 10am), 1 Puffin, 80 Storm Petrel, 4 Dunlin, 20 Kittiwake. (S Rogers, M Elliott, M Ahmad, P St Pierre, P&H Mitchell) 10:45-12:20: 4 Cory’s Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 13 Storm Petrel, 6 Great Shearwater, 1 dark-phase Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Ocean Sunfish, 1 breaching Bluefin Tuna. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra: possible Bulwer’s Petrel flew west past Infirmary Hill at 12:48; also 147 Cory’s Shearwater, 33 Great Shearwater, 139 Sooty Shearwater and 90 European Storm Petrel past Gwennap Head, probable Scopoli’s Shearwater flew west past Gwennap Head at 09:35.

Treen Cliff 14:30 – 16:30: 25 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 8 Sooty Shearwater, c7,500 Manx Shearwater west (sample counts 70/min first hour, 55/min second hour), 1 adult Bonxie. (D Flumm)

Lizard Point: 42 Great Shearwater, 36 Cory’s Shearwater, 12 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Balearic Shearwater, 63 Storm Petrel, 1 Arctic Tern, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Great Skua, 6 Common Scoter, 2 Sandwich Tern, 11 Puffin. (I Maclean, T Blunden, M Pass, J Foster et al)

Bude Marshes: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 9 Moorhen including 2 juveniles, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 12 Carrion Crow, 13 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Black headed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 72 Mallard, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Blackbird, 3 Magpie, 10 Canada Goose. (H Kendall, R Mudge, WeBS)

Drift Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Shoveler, juv Med Gull, 75 Swift, c60 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin, c100 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Helston Boating Lake: 6 immature Tufted Duck (believed to be survivors of 11 ducklings seen in May) and 11 more downy Tufted ducklings in 3 family groups (2,5,and 3) plus one singleton. Also 1 Mute Swan cygnet, 2 young Coot and 3 young Moorhen (2 and 1), all well grown. (G Adams)

Croft Pascoe Pool: pair of Little Grebe with 1 chick. (G Adams)

Towan Head, Newquay: male Common Scoter close up behind pumping station. (M Lammas)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Dunlin at north end. (R Hampshire)

St Gothian Sands LNR: pair Shelduck plus 3 young, female Tufted Duck plus 8 young, 6 Dabchick including 2+ young, 1 Sparrowhawk and 2 Common Sandpiper. (MJ Spicer) 1 juv Wheatear, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 7 Tufted Duck young, 5 Moorhen young. (R Veal)

Swanpool: 10 Mediterranean Gull inc 8 juvs. (S Rogers)

Bedruthan Steps: 4 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Trevarrion, nr Mawgan Porth: 1 Barn Owl, 5 Raven, 1 Corn Bunting, 53 Linnet. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 12 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Coot, 9 Moorhen and 3 Herring Gull. (WeBS) Also 1 female Stonechat and 4 recently fledged young. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 21 Sanderling, 5 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover and 2 Turnstone on the beach. (DK Parker)

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