Tuesday 4th September 2018

Late news, 1/9, Rame Head: 1 imm Marsh Harrier seen at 13:10 heading out to sea but turned back and flew down valley. (A Pearson)

Late news, 3/9, Bosullow: 1 Pied Flycatcher.

Late news, 3/9, Porthleven: 3 juv. Chough at Bullion cliff. (P Reynolds)

Pendeen: 1 1w Red-breasted Flycatcher reported on wall in field just inland of Coastguard Cottages at 08:30.

St Just: 1 Citrine Wagtail reported flew NE over Trevaylor Campsite at 09:50.

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 Great White Egret. (E Cornelius C Hayward)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 juv Osprey for three minutes from 08:35 then SW, 1 Little Egret, 13 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 50 Swallow, 60 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Blackcap, 5 White Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Osprey – Dave Flumm

Osprey – Dave Flumm

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Garganey, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, 2 White Wagtail. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 juv. Sanderling, 13 Wigeon, 365 Canada Goose, 15 Greylag Goose. (R Veal)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Redshank, 4 Dunlin, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Little Egret, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Portreath: 2 Peregrine high over Western Hill. (G Rogers)

Falmouth: Flock of c20 Goldfinch calling, flying and feeding around my garden this morning. (E Tackley)

Mount Hawke: 9 Collared Dove perched on overhead wires at 08.00. (RB & PC Girling)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 3 Lapwing, 11 Snipe, 21 Curlew, 1 Gadwall, 2 Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler. (J St Ledger)

Ruff – John St Ledger

Snipe – John St Ledger

Point, Restronguet: Osprey there at 7.30am eating a fish. Circled high up and flew off at noon. The ring details have shown that it is a female ringed in Scotland two years ago. (J St Ledger)

Maer Lake: 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 1 Greenshank,  c200 Canada Geese, 5 Swallow. (H Kendall)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater:  1 Tawny Owl 6.00am. (B.Toms)

Porthgwarra: Redstart, 22 Wheatear, 14 Willow Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 10 White Wagtail & 7 Yellow Wagtail. (M Wallace)

Trevilley: 67 Starling and 24 White Wagtail. (DK Parker)

Pendeen: 1 Storm Petrel, 3 Balearic Shearwater and 800 Manx Shearwater. (P & C Brewster)

Near Par Market: 3 Buzzard, 10 Goldfinch, 3 Dunnock. (C Hooper)

Buzzard – Chris Hooper

Goldfinch – Chris Hooper

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Turtle Dove dropped into the sallows at the back. (P St Pierre)

Mermaid II, off Porthgwarra: Arctic Skua, 1000+ Manx Shearwater and lots of terns including Arctic Tern 3 miles offshore from Mermaid II. (M Elliott) 

Porthgwarra: 56 Sooty Shearwater flew east this evening (18.00 – 20.10).

Mount’s Bay: Knot and Redshank on St Clement’s Isle plus Swallows, White Wagtails and Kestrel out over the bay. (M Elliott)

Porth Reservoir: 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Buzzard, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Coot, 6 Great Crested Grebe (3 adult 3 juv) 42 Canada Geese, 2 Jay, 1 fem Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Grampound (Crow Hill meadows): 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (M Jones)

Hayle, Mexico Towans: 1 Kestrel (f) stooping on Hobby, 2 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat (f), Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (J Evans)

Tamar Bridge: Two large white long necked birds flew over the Tamar Br as I drove across to Devon (19.50). Possibly Spoonbills – one bird appeared slightly larger than the other. Both rapidly heading downriver towards Lynher confluence. (R Hurrell)

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Thursday 24th August 2017

Late news, 23/8, Falmouth Bay, fishing trip offshore: 1 Wilson’s Petrel, 4 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 30+ Storm Petrel, many Manx Shearwater and Fulmar. (J Selby) 

Millbrook: Greenish Warbler still on St. Andrew’s Street this morning. (M Pass + G Lewis)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Garganey, 10 Grey Heron, 9 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher. (D Flumm)

Marazion Beach: 120 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Sanderling, 1 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Turnstone. Offshore – 2 Common Scoter, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern (D Flumm)

Dunlin, Dave Flumm

Hayle Estuary, Ryan’s Field RSPB: 32 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Kingfisher. (D Flumm) Lelant Water RSPB: 49 Mallard, 1 Teal, 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin. (D Flumm)

Nanjizal: 104 birds ringed; 1 Wryneck, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 11 Willow Warbler, 41 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 15 Whitethroat. (K Wilson)

Bude: 1 juv Sparrowhawk (regular visitor) hunting and successfully killing small bird in my garden this morning. (R Maye)

Land’s End: 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Kestrel, Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 34 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 9 Little Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Dunlin, John St Ledger

St Loy: 1 juv Green Woodpecker. (S Witts)

Juvenile Green Woodpecker, Sean Witts.

Pistil Meadows: 1 Melodious Warbler feeding in gorse on west flank of valley. (DK Parker)

Melodious Warbler, Dave Parker

Caerthillian: 1 Ortolan Bunting flew over calling. (T Blunden, DK Parker)

Bude, Maer Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 47 Black -tailed Godwit. 2 Curlew, 33 Teal, 8 Mallard, Sand Martins.  (B Craven)

Camel Trail: 1 probable Citrine Wagtail reported.( If https://twitter.com/AlasdairGordon1/status/900721892277067777 – presumably alba White Wagtail)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 7 Glossy Ibis, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Ruff,plus 1 Kingfisher, Greenshanks, Godwits, Green Sandpipers, Dunlin plus lots more diff species. (A Bond) 7 Glossy Ibis7 Cattle Egret7 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 4 Greenshank, 62 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, 12 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Swift and 1 Barn Owl. (B Bosisto)

Glossy Ibis, Adrian Langdon

Falmouth Bay, AK Wildlife Cruise: 5 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel and 1 Minke Whale.

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Friday 26th August 2016

Late news, 25/8, Gunwalloe: 1 Barred Warbler and 1 Wryneck. (S Bury)

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Late photos, 25/8, Towan Head: 1 juv Peregrine. (P Blatchford)

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Polgigga, Raftra Farm: 1 juv Citrine Wagtail still. (J Ryan, R Farnes, P&C Brewster)

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Bude, Maer Lake: 2 Ruff,  1 Curlew Sandpiper,  1 Little Stint, c.20 Black-tailed Godwit and 15+ Dunlin. (H Kendall, B Bryne)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper on N side with 60 Dunlin then all flew W at c10:30 am, also 3 Common Sandpiper. Lelant Saltings: 31 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, c40 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 1 Med Gull. (R Veal)

Devoran: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 157 Curlew, 170 Redshank, 24 Oystercatcher, 32 Dunlin, 4 Whimbrel, 10 Greenshank, 2 Green Woodpecker ( D. Eva )

Stithians Reservoir: 5 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 1 Curlew. All viewed from 7.15 to 9am. The Wood Sandpipers had been roosting on the bank opposite the hide but started to disperse after 8am as they began to feed. (J St Ledger)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Curlew Sandpiper back on Carnsew this evening also 1 Knot. Lelant Saltings: 4 Greenshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff. (DK Parker)

St. Levan: 1 juv type Marsh Harrier 9.30, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, c.30 Chiffchaff, c.12 Willow Warbler, 6 Whitethroat and 2 Sedge Warber. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 58 Canada Goose, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin and 1 Kingfisher. (S Rowe)

Gunwalloe Church Cove: 4 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Wheatear on the golf course. (G Adams)

RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise sightings: (Penzance to Wolf Rock) 83 Gannet,11 Manx Shearwater,1 Fulmar,1 Sooty Shearwater,1 Eider,3 Common Dolphin and 1 Harbour Porpoise. (Wolf Rock to Penzance) 127 Gannet,48 Manx Shearwater,4 Razorbill,2 Fulmar,2 Sooty Shearwater,1 Storm Petrel,1 pale-phase Arctic Skua,1 Ocean Sunfish and 86 Common Dolphin. (Wolf Rock to Scilly) 14 Gannet,1 Storm Petrel,10 Common Dolphin and 1 Harbour Porpoise.(Scilly to Wolf Rock) 63 Gannet,7 Manx Shearwater,2 Sandwich Tern,8 Common Dolphin and 6 Harbour Porpoise.  (DAConway and BDodd)

Devoran, Restronguet Creek: 1 Dalmatian Pelican still, plus 130+ Redshank, 9 Greenshank, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 ( possibly 3 ) Curlew Sandpiper and 24 Dunlin. (M May)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

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Thursday 25th August 2016

Porthgwarra: 1 Barred Warbler (M Wallace) also 3 Whitethroat.

Polgigga, Raftra Farm: 1 juv Citrine Wagtail (M Wallace), 2 Dotterel over this afternoon. (R Wilkins)

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Siblyback Reservoir: 1 juv Little Stint, 3 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 3 juv Little Ringed Plover, 9 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Garden Warbler heard, 2 Common Sandpiper, House Martins, Swallows, Little Grebes, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 2 f Shoveler, 5 Teal,15+ Pied Wagtail, Goldfinches, Linnets, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Sandpiper and 6 Grey Heron. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Wigeon, 47 Teal, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Knot, 4 Dunlin, 4 Greenshank and 6 Med Gull on Lelant Saltings. 1 Dunlin on Carnsew Basin. 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Grey Wagtail on Copperhouse Creek. 1 Greenshank on Ryan’s Field. (T Mills, MJ Spicer)

Devoran, Restronguet Creek: 1 Dalmatian Pelicanalso 12 Turnstone and 30 Redshank. (P & C Brewster)

Perranuthnoe:1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again and 1 Whimbrel at Boat Cove.

St Just-in-Roseland: 1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Sandwich Tern. (P & C Brewster)

Helston boating lake: 1 Dipper. (T McGowan)

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Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper at 8:30am. (J St Ledger)

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Maer Lake: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 1 Common Sandpiper, 18 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 41 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Curlew and 4 juv Shelduck; 1 Yellow Wagtail overhead. (S Green)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 13 Mallard, 2 Teal, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 16 Moorhen, 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 1 Stonechat plus 1 young, 1 Whinchat, 1 Crossbill, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Cetti’s Warbler,  Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

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Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin and 2 Common Sandpiper. (DK Parker)

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Monday 16th September

Crowdy Reservoir: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Stint and 1 Dunlin. (P Fraser)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 1 Dotterel, 9 Dunlin, 5 Golden Plover, 2 Little Stint, 1 Merlin and 20 Ringed Plover (P Fraser & A Davey)

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Dotterel, A Davey

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Little Stint, A Davey

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Merlin, A Davey

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Wryneck still present in bushes beside track between North Cliff Meadow and wood, by locked gate, though elusive. (A Benn & P Dinning, video)

Godrevy: 1 Sparrowhawk (A Benn)

Pendeen:  187 Sooty Shearwater (including 117 in first hour), 33 Balearic Shearwater, 32 Great Skua, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 4700 Manx Shearwater, 29 Fulmar, 10 Arctic Skua, 7 Arctic Tern (all juveniles), c7800 Gannet, 4 Shag, 5 Common Guillemot, 5 Common Scoter, 1 Pomarine Skua (adult pale morph at 09:20 and another around midday) 3 Dunlin, 11 Kittiwake,  2 Sabine’s Gull (adult summers west at 09:58 & 11:15), 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew. (L Evans et al)

St Ives: 58 Sooty Shearwater, 23 Balearic Shearwater, 34 Bonxie, 11 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 3 Leach’s Petrel, 2 Storm Petrel, 14 Kittiwake, 3 Sabine’s Gull (1 adult 2 imms), 1 imm Little Gull, 10 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Tern, 4 Arctic Tern, 5 Grey Phalarope, 5 Whimbrel, 2 Great Northern Diver, 5 Common Scoter, 6 Sun Fish and 4 Bottle-nosed Dolphin. (B Mellow)

Drift Reservoir (Members only): 1 Black-necked Grebe. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Turnstone, 2 Curlew and 19 Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger)

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Juv Sandwich Tern, J St Ledger

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Sandwich Tern + Black-headed Gull, J St Ledger

 Wacker Quay, River Lynher: 1 juv Little Gull, 25 Redshank, 1 Greenshank and 1 Whimbrel (B Taggart)

Millbrook: 1 Osprey drifted east over at 1530, 7 Little Egret on Millbrook Lake. (C&B Taggart)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 7 Teal, 8 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 11 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 1 ad Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, c30 Goldfinch, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler and c30 Pied Wagtail roosting in the reed bed. (D Parker) Also 1w Citrine Wagtail reported again late afternoon and evening.

Marazion: 1 Knot, 26 Ringed Plover, 6 Sanderling, 8 Dunlin and 1 Turnstone on the beach. (D Parker)

Fowey, Lerryn Creek to St. Winnow: 27 Little Egret at roost. (S Hunkin)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Whinchat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 18 White Wagtails. (D Julian)

 The Rumps: 1 Artic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater, c200 Manx Shearwater and 2 juvenile Peregrine. (E Imber)

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Saturday 14th September

Late news 13/09, Tehidy Country Park: 3 Little Grebe. (A Benn)

Late news 13/09, Kingsmill Lake: c25 Greenshank, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Knot and 1 Spotted Redshank. (M Beer)

Basset’s Cove: 2 Wheatear, 5 Meadow Pipit and 27 Goldfinch. (A Benn)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 88 Canada Geese, 11 Mallard, 7m Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe plus 2 young, 2 Curlew over, 1 Moorhen plus 2 young, 2 Grey Wagtail and 3 Wheatear plus 9 Dunlin and 2 Ringed Plover on the beach. (M Spicer)

Porthgwarra: 1 Wryneck, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Raven, 2 Chough, 6 Wheatear, 40+ Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Redstart and 1 Whitethroat, plus many Willow Warblers. (T Mills, L Proctor, P & H Taylor)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 1 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 100+ Ringed Plover, 60+ Dunlin, 4 Wheatear, 3 Golden Plover,  2 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, numbers of White Wagtail, Pied Wagtail and Meadow Pipit. (D Parker, J St Ledger & J Hawkey)

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Buff-breasted Sandpiper, J St Ledger

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Little Stint + Dunlin, J St Ledger

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 White-rumped Sandpiper and 2 Little Stints

Drift Reservoir (Members only): 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Dunlin, 2 Wheatear and 1 Whitethroat. (M Ahmad, M & J Spicer)

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Wheatear, Mike Spicer

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Black-necked Grebe, Mike Spicer

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Citrine Wagtail

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 8 Knot, 1 Grey Plover, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit (+2 Ryan’s Field), 1 Ruff, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 7 Dunlin, 16 Ringed Plover, 6 Redshank, 90 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher. and 3 Little Egret. (A Benn & S Rowe) Also on Carsew Basin: 124 Dunlin, 30 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Wheatear, 3 Sanderling, 2 Turnstone, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Curlew Sandpiper (both with red flag on left leg and yellow flag on right leg). (S Rowe & J Yardley)

Siblyback Reservoir: 8 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover and 1 Little Stint. (P Stidwill)

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Little Stint, Phil Stidwill

Levant: 5 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 50 Goldfinch, 100 Linnet and 1 Great Skua offshore (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

The Rumps: 1 Arctic Skua, half a dozen Gannets, several Wheatears and 1 Sparrowhawk.

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Friday 13th September

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 12 Little Egret, 18 Oystercatcher, c40 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 8 Knot, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Ruff, 12 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 8 Sandwich Tern, 2 White Wagtail and c40 Swallow south on Lelant Saltings. 1 Little Egret, c30 Curlew and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. (M Spicer)

Falmouth, Swanpool Beach: 1 Mediterranean Gull on beach, 2 Arctic Tern feeding 20 metres offshore and landing on buoys. (J St Ledger)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Citrine Wagtail again on the east side of the reserve. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 juv Pectoral Sandpiper.

Davidstow Airfield: 1 White-rumped Sandpiper and 1 female Dotterel.

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