Sunday 12th September 2021

Trevalga: 1 Corncrake heard calling and seen briefly in flight. (M Worden)

Sancreed: 1 juv Red-backed Shrike still. (D Flumm) Also, 1 Hobby at 14:30 (M & R Frost)

Red-backed Shrike – Pete Roseveare

Red-backed Shrike – Dave Flumm

Red-backed Shrike – Pete Roseveare

Chough Ogo, Cadgwith: 1 Wryneck. (S Croft)


Wryneck – Stuart Croft

Croft Pascoe: (9-10:30) 1 Pied Fly, 4 Whinchat, 2 Siskin. (J Holmes)

Loe Pool: 1 Osprey early afternoon. (D Robinson)

Trevilley to Nanjizal: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 15 Yellow Wagtail, 6 White Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Whinchat, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear, 4 Willow warbler. (R Augarde, B Mellow)

Nanjizal: 2 Wryneck below cream house. (P St Pierre) Prob 4+ Wryneck in area. (K Wilson) In addition 359 new birds ringed on private site. Migrants included 135 Sedge Warbler, 11 Grasshopper Warbler, 123 Blackcap, 11 Reed Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler, 10 Whitethroat, 19 Willow Warbler, 29 Chiffchaff, 2 Redstart, 3 Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Wryneck. Also in/overhead, additional Wryneck, 1 Redstart, 10+ Tree Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Peregrine 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Pied Flycatcher. (P Roseveare, N Ward, B Bosisto, R Veal, J Overfield, J Howells)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Osprey, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Wren, 1 juvenile Great-crested Grebe. (S Hutchinson)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck below Carn Eanes again. (P Clement) 1 Wryneck also at the Lighthouse and juvenile Cuckoo near Portheras Valley. (P Combridge)

Wryneck – Mike Spicer

Penzance: 16 Swift this evening (C Beazley) Also, 6 Sanderling and 2 White Wagtail at Battery Rocks. (M Blaver)

Hayle Estuary: 2 juvenile Ruff, 1 Knot, 1 Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Greenshank, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 30+ Ringed Plover, 40 Dunlin & 113 Mediterranean Gull. (J Hawkey)

St Ives Island  (7.45 – 9.00h):  11 Common Scoter, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull,  6+ Common Dolphin (G Jones)

St Gothian Sands: 1 Black-necked Grebe still this afternoon. (M Lammas)

Treveal Mill: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (A Lobb)

Mawnawn Smith: 4 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 4 Kestrel. (K Pinch)

Devoran: 3 Osprey between 11:00 and 14:00 including the Scottish-ringed “JF1” and an un-ringed juvenile. (J Irvine)

Osprey – John Irvine

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 5 Ringed Plover, 12 Snipe, 2 Wheatear. (J Holmes) In addition, 3 Spotted Redshank. (S Rogers)

Chapel Porth: 2 Wryneck (D Eva) In addition, 1 Wryneck below the road to the beach car park. (K Williams and K Foster)

St Agnes Head: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Whitethroat. (D Curtis) Also, 6 Balearic Shearwater, Arctic Skua, 30 Common Scoter, 5 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 10 Common Dolphin. (T Wilson)

Truro River, Malpas: 1 Osprey, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 46 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 79 Redshank, 14 Greenshank. (D Raffle)

Porth Joke: 1 Wryneck. (S Rowe)

Porth Beach: 1 Sanderling. (A Hagen)

Towan Head: 21 Common Scoter, 43 Turnstone, 1 Sanderling, 2 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Carnewas to Park Head: 16 Chough, 30+ Linnet, 1 Skylark, 1 Kestrel, 28 Shag (offshore), 2 Meadow Pipit. (C Taylor)

Camel Estuary: 36 Greenshank, 31 Little Egret, 85 Curlew, 250 Oystercatcher, 34 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover (Juv), 1 Kingfisher. By the quarry and in Pinkson Creek (R Bullman)

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Bar-headed Goose. (D Bloomfield)

Sandplace near Looe: 1 Wryneck, found in a private garden after probable collision with a window. Sadly died shortly after. (D Spooner)

Erth Island, River Lynher: 1 Osprey still. (A Blonden)

Millbrook Lake: 112 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 19 Little Egret, 1 Sandwich Tern & 1 Cattle Egret 1 ml E of village (P Kemp)

Late submission, 11/9, Drift Reservoir: 1 Osprey again. (P St Pierre)

Late submission, 11/9, Ruan Lanihorne /Fal complex, High tide, am: 632 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 4 Mute Swan, 8 Shelduck, 10 Wigeon, 19 Mallard, 2 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant,40 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 73 Curlew, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Kingfisher, and 1 Buzzard. Feeding flock of 35+ Swallows. 1 Osprey successfully fished, (Osprey has now appeared on each of the last 5 days). (D Hall)

Late submission, 11/9, Pendeen Watch: A further 9 Balearic Shearwaters and 1 Black Tern, after S Rogers report. (S Lister)

Late submission, 11/9, Penzance boating lake: Polish ringed Black-headed Gull (C.Beazley)


Saturday 10th October 2020

Late news, 9th October, Tregeseal: 1 Firecrest. (M Ahmad)

Firecrest – Mashuq Ahmad

Men-an-tol: Booted Warbler reported this morning just up track from Busullow to Men-an-tol. Moved down ditch just past some black silage bales and was lost to view. Parking difficult due to organised walk in the area.

Porthgwarra: Corncrake seen at dawn opposite Dolphin House, but not seen since. (F Mareovic) 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (Trevean and Hidden Valley). (M Wallace)

Kenidjack: Red-eyed Vireo again south of the stream by the last house. (T Mills et al) Also 3 Yellow-browed Warbler by the water treatment works, 1 Firecrest, 1 Willow Warbler. (P Clement, S Rowe)

Red-eyed Vireo – Steve Rowe

Red-eyed Vireo – Peter Roseveare

Nanjizal: 48 new ringed. Migrants included, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 14 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler and 12 Meadow Pipit. Also in the area, 1 Crossbill, 13 Siskin, c.50 Meadow Pipit an additional Yellow-browed Warbler, Ringed Plover, 1 Merlin and a Peregrine. (P Roseveare, R Veal & K Wilson)

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest. (S Rowe)

Trevail Valley: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 24 Siskin.(V Stratton)

Watchroft: South Slope: c100 Golden Plover over, 2 possible Lapland Bunting. (J Evans)

Land’s End: 3 Crossbill. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)1 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 3 Siskin, 4 Greenfinch,
2 Chiffchaff, 2 juv Swallow, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Skylark, 6 Common Snipe. (JH & Dalziel)

Pendeen: 2 Grey Phalarope sitting on the sea less than 100m out from Pendeen lighthouse. (B Cooper) 7.30-10.45 ; 8 Grey Phalarope ,6 Balearic Shearwater ,1 2nd winter Little Gull, 3 Manx Shearwater ,1 Bonxie (S. Rogers, J Doddridge, N. Rogers)

Prussia Cove: Firecrest, 18 Oystercatcher, 2 Chough. (D Flumm)

2 Chough – Dave Flumm

Redruth: Sparrowhawk in a private garden this morning. (F Shortall)

Porth Joke:1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Whinchat, 24 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 6 Chaffinch, 12 Long-tailed Tit. (S Rowe)

Cubert Common: 12 Goldfinches feeding on thistle heads on the corner of Cubert Common. (D Kendle)

East Pentire: 6 Chough. (A Langdon)

Padstow football club:1 Kestrel, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 13 Yellowhammer, 21 Meadow Pipit, 3 Skylark. (S Grose)

Padstow Cemetery: 3 Kestrel, 1 Firecrest. (S Grose)

Padstow Duck pond: 6 Little Grebe, 1f Blackcap. (S Grose)

Carnevas: 3 Pink-footed Goose over camp site. (S Grose)

Porthcothan Beach: 11 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 21 Black headed Gull, 97 Herring Gull. (S Grose)

Trevarrion, Bre_Pen farm: 31 Skylark, 1Merlin 53 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Raven over, 33 Meadow Pipit, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Watergate Bay: 2 Corn Bunting, 1 Reed Bunting, 6 Chough, 1 f Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary: Curlew Sandpiper at Copperhouse Creek. (M Halliday) Pectoral Sandpiper feeding in channel at Copperhouse Creek (R Treeby). Spotted Redshank from Lelant Saltings. (Birdguides)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret viewed from road past the hides at 09.00. (J St Ledger)

Carminowe: Yellow-browed Warbler. (Birdguides)

Kiberick Cove; Nare Head: 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 7 Raven, 2 Woodpigeon, 8 Swallow, 5 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 60 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, 4 Dunnock, 2 Blackbird, 3 Song thrush, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Stonechat, 7 Robin, 2 Blue tit, 6 Chaffinch, 1 Goldcrest, 70 Linnet, 35 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch. (L Sampson)

Predannack Airfield: Yellow-browed Warbler in the willows on the bridle way that skirts Predannack airfield at 830 this morning. (S Bearhop)

Caerthillian: 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Whinchat, 1 Swallow ( D Eva )

Millbrook: 10 Western Cattle Egret still in cattle field off Lower Anderton Road. Also 1 Little Egret in same field.  (M & R Frost)

Downderry: Firecrest, Blackcap and Clouded Yellow noted this morning. (A Payne)

Marazion: 5 Crossbill north over Rosehill. (P Fraser)


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) Ryan’s Field:1 Little Stint, 5 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 2+ Whimbrel, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 35+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 30+ Redshank and 100+ Curlew, just before dusk. (R Webb)

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)

Lower Bosistow cliff/ Nanjizel: 1 Tawny Owl at 23.00hrs, several Snipe heard. (S Grose)


Friday 19th October 2018

Late news 18/10, Porthcurno: 1 Black Redstart (roof of old coastguard cottages) at c 3.30. Male Firecrest, male Blackcap (plus many other passerines) in the sycamores in the corner of the carpark below the museum 5 – 5.30 pm. (P Carter)

Late News, Lizard, 17/10: Grey Wagtail near Lizard village. (R Jeffery)

Late news, 18/10, Lizard Peninsula: 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Yellow Wagtail ( M Pass )

Lands End: Grey Catbird still present this morning at Treve Common. Also 1 Raven, 1 Chough, 1 Kestrel, 1 Whinchat. (J Evans, T Mills, S Holloway, D Hatton) Also 1 Richard’s Pipit in off sea.

Grey Catbird Alex McKechnie

Grey Catbird, Mark Halliday

Walmsley Sanctuary: 15 Cattle Egret directly behind Tower Hide at 17.15.(S Grose)

Drift: 3 Ring-necked Duck (09:37-10:25 at least), 2 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 10 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Green Sandpiper, 10 Snipe. (D Flumm, M Beevers)

Ring-necked Ducks, Dave Flumm

Nanquidno: Corncrake flushed at Boscregan near Nanquidno at 09:25, Vagrant Emperor dragonfly and 6 Red-veined Darters. (N Wheatley)

Porthgwarra: Little Bunting 9.30 at footpath ford, south end of 60 ft cover, flew into Quinoa field, not relocated.
5 Yellow-browed Warbler (3 at 60 ft cover, 1 north of Doctors Garden, 1 Coastguard Cottages gardens),
2 Black Redstart (Coastguard Cottages, 1 Porth Loe.)

Cot Valley: Black Redstart; 4 Yellow-browed Warbler; 2 Ring Ouzel; juv Common Rosefinch by Youth Hostel.

Hayle Estuary RSPB:  1 Great White Egret til 1230 only, 10 Little Egret, 1 Spoonbill (on Ryan’s Field to 1400), 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 53 Redshank , 3 Common Gull and 38 Mediterranean Gull. (M Beevers) Also 1 Kingfisher, 30 Golden Plover, Dunlin with many Redshank. (C Richards) Ryan’s Field: 1 Cormorant , 1 Spoonbill, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, 1 Grey Heron. (K Bowers)

Spoonbill, Kevin Bowers

Little Egret, Kevin Bowers

Polgigga: 1 juv Rosy Starling again at Lower Roskestal and later at Arden Sawah. Short-eared Owl this morning.

Penberth Cove: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Morwenstow: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler on north side in hedgerow along farm track.

Land’s End: 123 Skylark, 27 Siskin, 407 Redwing, 1 Redshank, 62 Goldfinch, 15+ Pied Wagtail, 23 Stock Dove, 2 Bullfinch, 82 Chaffinch, 1 Jay, 600 Starling, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, C Andrew)

Rock: c. 6 Stonechat, 1 Tree Pipit, c. 12 Meadow Pipits and at least 9 Whimbrel. (A Juliane)

St Mabyn: 2 Red-legged Partridge in a field between St Mabyn & Wadebridge and a Buzzard in roughly the same area (A Juliane)

Penzance, Lidden Area: 20+ Goldfinch coming to sunflower seed feeders, 1 Grey Wagtail on neighbour’s roof. (T Mills) Penwith College: 1-2 Yellow-browed Warbler calling at the college. (R Veal)

Crowlas (vismig 7:40-8:30): 389 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 84 Skylark, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Grey Wagtail, 47 Chaffinch, 1 Peregrine. (R Veal)

Sancreed: 100 Redwing, 10 Skylark, 1 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail, later; male Ring Ouzel in village, 120 Redwing over and 60 Skylark west. (D Flumm)

Torpoint/St Johns lake: 1 Wheatear on foreshore below Chapel Down Road. (S Eddy)

Bissoe: 2 Red Kite along Bissoe cycle trail (F Bell)

Constantine: f/1st-w Black Redstart (J Chapman)

Siblyback Reservoir: 6 Grey Heron, 10Coot, 12 Tufted Duck, 4 Meadow Pipit,  2 Goldcrest, 1 Great-Spotted Woodpecker, Small Copper Butterfly. (R Napp)

Trevose Head: 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Merlin. ( B Bosisto L Payne )

Lizard Peninsula: 1 Short-eared Owl, 28 Stock Dove, 6 Wheatear ( M Pass )

Marazion Beach: 1 Water Pipit below sand dunes, 1w Common Gull, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Shelduck, 1 Wheatear. (R Veal)

Kenidjack: 1 Greenland Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 23 Blackbird. (D Flumm)

Marazion this afternoon at 1530 from the Long Rock Car park: 5-6 Great Northern Diver (three ads, two or three juveniles), 4 Common Scoter (two males), Shelduck and 7 Sanderling. (M Beevers, C Richards) Longrock Pool: Cetti’s Warbler. (C Richards)

Newquay, Trevemper Bridge:1 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting in eucalyptus tree. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Water Rail, 1 Reed Bunting with the Linnet flock. (C Richards)

Lowertown Bridge, Helston: 2 Dipper, family of Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jay. (a witheywood)

Carn Gloose: 5 Golden Plover, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Chough & 8 Long-tailed Tit. Vagrant Emperor mid afternoon half mile east of Bollowall Barrow successfully hawking flies. (JHawkey & K Dalziel)

RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 drake Eider, 1 Common Scoter, c120 Gannet, 9 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Med Gull, 21 Herring Gull, 24 Great Black-backed Gull, 20 Guillemot, 2 Razorbill, 3 auk sp and 4 Skylark. Also 35+ Common Dolphin, 2 Harbour Porpoise and 3 Bluefin Tuna. ( T Blunden DK Parker) Wolf Rock to Hugh Town: 1 Manx Shearwater, 14 Gannet, c150 Shag, 1 Great Skua, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 41 Great Black-backed Gull and 1 Pied Wagtail. Also 1 Minke Whale, 3 Harbour Porpoise and c5 Bluefin Tuna. (T Blunden DK Parker) Hugh Town to Wolf Rock: 3 Mallard, 1 Fulmar, 1 Sooty Shearwater, c110 Gannet, c50 Shag, 21 Oystercatcher, c40 wader sp (in 1 flock), 1 Great Skua, 8 Black-headed Gull, 1 Med Gull, 18 Herring Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill and 2 Puffin. Also 1 Minke Whale, 3 Common Dolphin, 31 Harbour Porpoise and 2 Bluefin Tuna. (DK Parker) Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 Manx Shearwater, 26 Gannet, 28 Cormorant, 7 Black-headed Gull, 1 Med Gull, c125 Herring Gull, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Kittiwake, 9 Guillemot, 4 Razorbill and 10 auk sp.  Also 4 Harbour Porpoise. (DK Parker)

Pendeen: Black Redstart by the lighthouse.


Tuesday 16th October 208

Late news, 14/10, Predannack Head: possible Brown Shrike reported.

Late news, 15/10, Lizard: 6 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Richards Pipit (fly over east), Ring Ouzel, 5 Red-veined Darter. (T Blunden)

Land’s End: Grey Catbird still present and showing well on and off. (M Ahmad et al.) Vagrant Emperor dragonfly also reported.

Grey Catbird – John Chapple

Grey Catbird – Mashuq Ahmad

Grey Catbird – Steve Rogers

Grey Catbird, Linton Proctor

Grey Catbird, Linton Proctor

Grey Catbird – Linton Proctor

Grey Catbird – Linton Proctor

Grey Catbird – Linton Proctor

Grey Catbird – David Hastilow

Grey Catbird – David Hastilow

Grey Catbird, Rod Farnes

Grey Catbird, Rod Farnes

Grey Catbird, Rod Farnes

Porthgwarra: Juv Rosy Starling again at Lower Roskestel Farm. 4 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)  Yellow-browed Warbler by dried out Pool. (A Holmes) Also 1 Turtle Dove with Collared Doves at Lower Roskestel Farm. (D Chaney)

St Levan: Calling Siberian Chiffchaff and Merlin. (M Wallace)

Falmouth: Corncrake flushed on private land near Treverva midday. (D Chaney)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at sewage works, 1 Ring Ouzel near woodyard. (T McGowan) Also 3 Black Redstart reported.

Ring Ouzel – Phil Taylor

Higher Bosistow Farm: Wryneck still present but elusive, around the farm buildings and along stone walls. Also a Little Bunting briefly, flying around ticking but not located on the deck yet. (Oriole Birding)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Ring-necked Duck, flighty, left for Nanquidno Pool and then returned. (Oriole Birding – finders, C Moore, J Ryan et al)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill again. (G Williams) Also Garganey and 2 first year Yellow-legged Gull from causeway. (D Jenkins)

Penberth Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and  2 Firecrest.

Cot Valley: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Ring Ouzel

Kelynack: 2 Lapwing, 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 32 Robin, 16 Blackbird, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Nanjizal: 68 new birds including 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 16 Chiffchaff (including 1 tristis ), 29 Blackcap, 1 Redwing & 1 Songthrush. (B Bosisto)

Sheffield: Lapland Bunting in fields. (J Ryan)

Sennen Cove: Common Dolphins attracting lots of Gannets, Kittiwakes, Mediterranean Gulls, Razorbills, Guillemots and singles of Arctic Skua and Balearic Shearwater. (Oriole Birding) Juv Pomarine Skua reported off Priest’s Cove.

Nanquidno: 4 Blackcap, 3+ Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth and several Red Admiral. (T Mills)

Maer Lake, Bude: Canada Goose hybrid along with 236 Canada Geese, 29 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 1 male Sparrowhawk. (J Hope)

Canada Goose hybrid – Janet Hope

Porthilly Point: 8 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Grey Plover, 13 Ringed Plover, 3 Curlew, 51 Oystercatcher, 2 Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipit, 5 Mute Swan. (S Grose)

Men-an-Tol: Marsh Harrier over at 15:10. Also 1 Sparrowhawk going past at 15:11. (B Oakes) 2 Wheatear, 1 female Merlin and 1 ringtail Hen Harrier over downs at 1645. (A Holmes)

Croft Pascoe Woods: Wryneck on path, Merlin on post at the back of woods, Great Spotted Woodpecker. (A Holmes)

Windmill Farm: 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Merlin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Kestrel, numerous tits and finches on feeders. (A Holmes)

St Eval: 100+ Golden Plover, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Short-eared Owl from the church. (S Grose)

Zennor Hill: 50+ Raven (C Madden)

Longdowns: 1 Barn Owl after dusk. (D Chaney)

Penzance: Battery Rocks: 24 Turnstone, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)


Sunday 2nd September 2018

Late news, 1/9, Sennen Cove: The juvenile Mediterranean Gull with white colour ring 3959 reported yesterday was ringed in Antwerp, Belgium on 9th June 2018 and present at Lodmoor RSPB reserve, Dorset on 11th July 2018. (J Hawkey)

Late photos, 1/9, Stithians Reservoir:

Whinchat – Stephen Williams

Whinchat – Stephen Williams

Caerthillian: Corncrake flushed at c07:00. Also 10 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Tree Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 1 Redstart, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Swift. (L Ozsanlav-Harris)

Lizard Peninsula: Nightingale (one showed well early evening Caerthillian and possibly a second heard), 2 Reed Warbler, 7 Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit. (M Pass)

Rame Head: Ortolan still on wires along Military Road at c07:55. (C Smith) 2 Ortolan at Penmillard Farm with Goldfinches on wires by horse paddock, also 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 9 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Peregrine, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit and 10 Collared Dove in the area. (C Buckland)

Pied Flycatcher – Chris Buckland

Porthgwarra: 1 Hippolais Warbler sp. (probably Melodious Warbler) seen briefly in willows behind the car park copse. (M Wallace, R Veal) Also 26 Whinchat, 19 Wheatear, 4 Pied Flycatcher, 6 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Tree Pipit, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 6 Golden Plover, 1 Garden Warbler between here and St Levan. (M Wallace et al) 5 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwater, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 19 Sooty Shearwater reported between 07:50 & 11:30.

Land’s End/Treeve Moor/Cycle Track: 1 Wryneck from cycle track north of Trinity Loop, 2 Yellow Wagtail & 3 Tree Pipit over, 2 Lesser Whitethroat in hedge at north end of Treeve Moor, 5 Common Whitethroat, 15 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 1 hybrid Crow, 1 Osprey over Land’s End & out to sea at 11:31 (found by Mashuq Ahmad), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Dunnock, 20+ Swallow, 5+ Goldfinch, 2 Wren, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blue Tit, 5+ Linnet, 4 Stonechat, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, 2 Robin, 2 Kestrel, 1 Curlew, 2 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Nanjizal: Wryneck at bottom of valley between footpath and coast path. Also 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 6 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler and Blackcap between Land’s End and Nanjizal. (P St Pierre)

Pendeen Watch: Wryneck on old wall east of coastguard cottages at 11:00. (P Clement) Also 1 Pied Flycatcher, 10+ Whinchat, 26 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Wheatear, 1 Tree Pipit. (R Wilkins, R Veal, R Augarde, B Mellow, S Rogers)

Kenidjack: 1-2 Pied Flycatcher, 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warbler. (S Rogers, R Wilkins, R Augarde, B Mellow, R Veal, R Phillips)

Kenidjack Castle: 4 Wheatear, 2 Chough, 2 Rock Pipit. Many hundreds of Manx Shearwater resting in six large rafts offshore. They began moving west at about 17:00. Also 6+ Porpoise close to the rafts. (R Phillips)

Sennen, Brew Pool: 1 Osprey over North @ 11:23. (M Ahmad, C Moore)

Point, Restronguet: Osprey still. (D Eva, K Dalziel, J St Ledger) 1 Wheatear. (K Dalziel) 8 Greenshank, 1 Whinchat, 2 Nuthatch (young). 1 Otter in private pond. (J St Ledger)

Osprey – Richard Augarde

Marazion Beach: 12+ White Wagtail. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir: 8 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 2 Lapwing, 22 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 20 Curlew, 1 Snipe. (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spotted Redshank still, 11 Wigeon. (B Toms, M Curtis) 5 Whimbrel, 1 Ruff, 7 Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin, 5 Golden Plover over. (R Butts) Eclipse male Garganey (S Rogers, R Butts) Carnsew Pool: 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose) Also 74 Dunlin, 31 Ringed Plover & 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (J Hawkey) Lelant Station: At least 68 Mediterranean Gull of various ages, amongst Black-headed Gulls. (Birds of both species were flying off as I was counting) and 4 Sandwich Tern. 1 Ruff, 20 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank , 3 Greenshank. (R Butts) Juv Little Gull and 1m Gadwall. (J Hawkey).

Crowdy Reservoir: 12 Canada Geese, 12 Cormorant, 86 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Herring Gull, 8 Tufted Duck, 6 Great Crested Grebe (including a pair with 2 young), 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank and 1 Dunlin. Dog walker chased off 5 grey waders that took flight before they could be identified 09:45-10:45 from the bird hide. (N Bastin)

Penzance, Wherrytown: 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 5 Dunlin, 3 Turnstone, 1 Raven. (S Grose)

Launcells: 40+ Swallow feeding over a sheep field, 1 Coal Tit this morning. (H Kendall)

Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 34 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (H Kendall)

Lower Tamar Lake: 120+ Swallow with at least 2 House Martin. (H Kendall) 4 Grey Wagtail (2 ad, 2 juv), 1 Sedge Warbler, 16 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Wren, 1m Tufted Duck, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Goldfinch. (R Mudge)

Maer Lake: 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Lapwing, moderate numbers of Mallard and a few Teal, c190 Canada Geese. (H Kendall)

River Lynher: Osprey at Wacker Quay this morning. (per C Buckland)

Gannel Estuary: 7 Common Sandpiper on stretch of river between bridge and Salmon Lane. (S Grose)

Truro: 40+ House Martin circling above Waitrose. (P Pearson)

Near Par Market: 4 Buzzard, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Jay. (C Hooper)

Buzzard – C Hooper

St Germans: Barn Owl early morning. (C Buckland)

Heligan: 25+ Swallow, 7 Great Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 9 Goldfinch, 10 Chaffinch, 1 Buzzard, 4 Pheasant, 6 Rook, 2 Coal Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 25 House Sparrow. (K Bowers)

Marsh Tit and Goldfinch – Kevin Bowers

Castle-an-Dinas: 10 Swallow, 5 Stonechat, 3 Whinchat, 4 Meadow Pipit, 7 Goldfinch, 3 Linnet, 1 Sparrowhawk. (R Hollis)

Laneast: 9 Whinchat, 25 Stonechat, Sparrowhawk. (B Craven)

Trevilley: 1 Barn Owl at 18:30. (J Miller)

Mount Hermon/Worvas Farm, 1.5 miles N of Lizard village: Whinchat, Wheatear, 50+ Yellow Wagtail in 2 cattle-grazed fields. (S Croft)

Penlee Battery to Rame Head: 1 Whinchat. (D Allan)

Lamorna: 4 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater and c100 Manx Shearwater 1 mile offshore, from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Bartinney Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl. (L Fox)


Thursday 8th September 2016

Late news, 7/9, Bude: 2 Corncrake calling from private land. (N Bastin)

Late news, 7/9, Davidstow airfield: 20+ Pied wagtail, 4 Wheatear, 8 Dunlin, 12 Ringed plover, one RP had a yellow band marked NSU above the knee on left leg, a red band above the knee and a metal ring on it’s right leg. (D Thomas)

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Walmsley Sanctuary: 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret and 1 Spoonbill feeding in front of the tower hide. (D Thomas) Also Garganey and 6 Wigeon. (C Selway)

Mullion Cove: 3 Peregrines. (J Allely)

Camel Estuary: Black-necked Grebe, Redshank,  Greenshank,  Dunlin,  Black Tailed Godwit,  Bar Tailed Godwit,  Cormorant, Shag, 1Peregrine Falcon, Oystercatcher, 10 Sandwich Terns, Mediterranean Gull, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Curlew, 3 Common Sandpiper. (W Delacour – video)

Land’s End aerodrome: 2 Whinchats. (C Moore)

Penzance: 5 Kingfishers along the harbour wall. (A Jones)

Kelynack: 1 Kestrel feeding on the wing. (K Bowers)

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Porthgwarra: 1 mobile Dotterel south of halfway wall at 10:00. (M Wallace) In flight at 10:30 & 10:45. (S Lister) Relocated between the coastguards and Daymark at 13:30. (MJ Spicer, DK Parker, B Toms) North of halfway wall at 15:30, also 1 Whinchat. (P & H Taylor – photos) 13 Cory`s Shearwater and 10 Balearic Shearwater past. (S Lister et al.)

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Lockengate: Black Stork flying over the A391 just southwest of Lockengate at 16:35. (J Parry)

Land’s End: Wryneck opposite Trinity Pool. (A James – photos) A second bird reported 300m south of Trinity Pool.

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Kenidjack: 1 Wryneck seen briefly flying from the side of the stream to the tractorshed coppice at 13:45. (P Clarke)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 14 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Oystercatcher, c150 Dunlin and 2 Ringed Plover in Carnsew Basin. Kingfisher, 5 Common Sandpiper and 4 Bar-tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Drake Pochard still on Longrock Pool and an immature Hobby over. (DK Parker)

Marazion: Buff-breasted Sandpiper still on the beach. (DK Parker)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Osprey flew towards the estuary. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Siblyback Lake: Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Pectoral Sandpiper still present. (R Treeby)

Caradon Hill: 1 Osprey over south. (DI Julian)

Penryn: 1 Osprey S over the gridlocked bypass at 17:10. (C Benton)

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel still at Boat Cove.

Loe Pool: Wryneck in ditch on west side by bridge also Dalmatian Pelican still.

Pendeen Watch: 1 Great Shearwater,20+ Balearic Shearwater and a Black Tern reported.