Sunday 27th September 2020

Late news, 26/9, Marazion Beach: 8 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. (J Hawkey)

Camel Estuary: Semipalmated Sandpiper still at Dinham Flats. (C Selway)

Godrevy: Semipalmated Sandpiper, 12 Sanderling, 10 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 64 Turnstone, 1 Purple Sandpiper. (J Hawkey)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7 (4ad & 3juv) Pink-footed Geese , 1 Pintail, 3 Sandwich Tern, 6 Greenshank, 11 Bar-tailed Godwit and 23 Oystercatcher, 5 Ringed Plover (B Mellow, N Rogers, J St Ledger) Also, nocturnal flight calls of a Whimbrel heard several times during the night from our holiday cottage on the south side of Copperhouse Pool. (C Cameron)

Pink-footed Goose – John St Ledger

Pink-footed Goose – John St Ledger

Wadebridge: 3 Pink-footed Goose over Wadebridge heading upriver towards Clapper Marshes. (D Julian)

Lizard: Dotterel still very mobile between Soapy Cove and Predanack. 5 Lapland Bunting on Kyanance Downs. Another Lapland Bunting flying over Old Lizard Head and a Lesser Redpoll over the village. (T Blundon)

Stithians Reservoir, Golden Lion cut-off: 1 Great White Egret, flew high, circled, then flew off towards the west at 08:30 today. Back in the the road causeway feeding in the marshy area this evening. (J St Ledger, P Fletcher)

Carne Creek, Helford: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Little Egret, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Mute Swan. (S Chandler)

Colliford Lake:  1 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Goosander, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Northern Wheatear, 20+ Meadow Pipit and a Kestrel. (C Buckland, S Rowe, B Craven)

Great White Egret – Chris Buckland

Tresemple Pond: 3 Kingfisher this evening fishing. (K Williams & K Foster)

Crowdy: 1 male Hen Harrier near Crowdy Reservoir at about 13:30. (A Piper)

Porthgwarra: Lapland Bunting over Ardensawah at 11:50. (M Wallace) Also, Lapland Bunting on the Moor, 2 Willow Warbler, Whinchat, Whitethroat and Firecrest. In addition, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Willow Warbler along Bosistow Lane. (M Halliday and B Dallas)

Nanquidno: 1 Jack Snipe flushed from Juncus. (D Oakley-Martin)

Pendeen 07:15-10:00: 60 Mediterranean Gull (mostly adults), 2 1w Little Gull, 2 Common Gull, 6 Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 6 Balearic Shearwater. (P Combridge)

Botallack: Short-eared Owl between Levant and Botallack for 15 mins this morning which flew off high to the West. (M Scott-Ham)

Marazion: 8 (6 ad, 2 juv) pale-bellied Brent Goose, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Wheatear, 5+ White Wagtail, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, c30 Turnstone, 6 juv Sanderling, 12 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover on the beach/offshore. (R Veal)

Bar-tailed Godwit – Reuben Veal

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Fem-type Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Snipe, c80 Meadow Pipit on/over the marsh. (R Veal)

Trenow Cove: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Plover. (R Hill)

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Boscathnoe: 2 Nutchatch. (R Veal)

St Dennis: 3+ Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Chiffchaff and a Goldcrest. (P Ash)

Mount Hawke: 70+ Goldfinch on feeders this am. (P Roberts)

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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)

Friday 18th September 2020

Late News, 17/09, Castle An Dinas, St Columb Major: 2 Barn Owl, 3 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Late News, 17/09, Walmsley Sanctuary: 6 Ruddy Shelduck, c.12 Cattle Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Pintail, 28 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 2 Knot, 2 Redshank, 3 Little Egret, 3 Grey heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Water Rail. (A Langdon)

Ruddy Shelduck – Adrian Langdon

Pintail – Adrian Langdon

Ruddy Shelduck – Adrian Langdon

Godrevy: Semipalmated Sandpiper present with Ringed Plover on rocks at Godrevy mid afternoon until flushed by swimmers when they flew off towards Hayle Estuary. (J Hawkey)

Hayle Estuary: Baird’s Sandpiper again this morning. (A McKechnie) Great White Egret, 2 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Spotted Redhank (M Ahmad)

Baird’s Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Grey Plover – Mashuq Ahmad

Baird’s Sandpiper – Alex McKechnie

Siblyback Reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper with 11 Ringed Plover and 1 Little Ringed Plover. Also Snipe, Siskin, 2 Wheatear and 3 Curlew. (M Phillips)

Gwennap Head: Dotterel over the Moor this morning. (M Wallace) 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, many Red Admiral along 3 Chimneys Lane and Grayling butterflies still on the wing. (T Mills)

Polgigga to St Levan: Lapland Bunting on the track to Carn-les-boel (from’Faraway’cottage). Also, 31 Wheatear, Whinchat, Merlin, Redpoll, Greenshank ,Green Sandpiper, 2 Willow Warbler & Siskins overhead. (M Wallace) 2 Merlin at Lower Bosistow (K Wildon)

Skewjack: juv Hobby (M Wallace)

Lands End: Hen Harrier (ringtail) 2 Short-eared Owl, 2 Tree Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Whnichat, 25+ Wheatear, 15 Sisikin, 20+ hiffchaff, 3 Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Ringed Plover. (P St Pierre) Redstart at Treeve Moor (P Clement)

Camel Estuary: 6 (possibly 8) Great White Egret this afternoon. In addition,1 Curlew Sandpiper behind bridge bike hire (S Grose, D Thomas, M Costa) Also, 2 Curlew, 2 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret. (K Bowers)

Great White Egret – Kevin Bowers

Walmsley Sanctuary: 8 Cattle Egret, 1 Snipe, 6 Ruddy Shelduck. (K Bowers) 1 Great White Egret, 11 Cattle Egret, 6 Ruddy Shelduck. (J St Ledger)

Ruddy Shelduck – Kevin Bowers

Cattle Egret – Kevin Bowers

Common Snipe – Kevin Bowers

Wadebridge: 1 Curlew Sandpiper behind bridge bike hire and 1 Great White Egret opposite bird hide camel trail (M Costa)12 Cattle Egret, 1 Kingfisher from Trewornan Bridge, 1 m/juv Sparrowhawk, 1 Lapwing from Old Town Bridge. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Little Grebe, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 19 Coot, 4 Kingfisher, 9 Teal, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great White Egret (preening on tiny mud spit at far end), 1 Tufted Duck, 13 Grey Wagtail, 200+ Swallow. (S Grose)

Pentire, Newquay: 1 Great White Egret over. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: Osprey 11:15 and 16:15 seen to catch large fish 17:15 nr Penpol Creek (M Lammas et al) Also 1 Greenshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 2 Sparrowhawk. (S Rowe)

Stithians: Osprey still at the southern end of the reservoir mid-morning (M Grantham)

Osprey – Mark Grantham

Drift Reservoir: Great White Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 5 Little Grebe, 1 ‘Continental’ Cormorant, P.c.sinensis with 2 nominate birds, P.c.carbo (photo), 3 Common Sandpiper. Also Kestrel, c50 Swallow & 20 House Martins all east. (D Flumm)

Great White Egret – Dave Flumm

Little Grebe – Dave Flumm

Cormorant P.c.sinensis (right) with nominate P.c.carbo – Dave Flumm

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Great White Egret flew from marsh at 09:20 and headed west along the Gulval ridge. Back on the marsh this evening and again roosted in the pines, also 70+ alba wagtails roosted in the reeds.(DK Parker) Also female Ruff this evening, 17 Little Egret, (S Rogers)

Marazion: Juv Curlew Sandpiper and Knot on the beach. (P & S Rogers)

Kenidjack: Wryneck, Merlin, Golden Plover. (J Waldon) 1 Kingfisher, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Siskin. (P Clarke)

Grade: 2 Pink-footed Goose near Grade in field opposite Jericho Farm with large Gull flock. (P Gay)

Constantine: Whinchat (J Chapman)

St Agnes Head: Firecrest, Blackcap, 14 Siskin, Peregrine, 9 Wheatear, 3 Whimbrel, 3 Chough, 4 Raven. (G Lawlor)

Chun Downs: 1 Crossbill, 1 Whinchat. (I Webster)

Nanquidno: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Merlin, 1 Coal Tit. (I Webster)

Crows-an-wra (private reserve): 15 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 16 Crossbill, 5 Siskin, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 50 Linnet, 60 Meadow Pipit, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker. (F A Currie)

Dobwalls: 4 Swallows (C&J Duffy)

Millpool (Private Garden):Great Spotted Woodpecker (female), 3 Raven, Western Conifer Seed Bug, Common Darter (male), Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Silver Y Moth, Comma, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 7 Large White, Speckled Wood.  (M Claughton)

Emblance Downs, Bodmin Moor: 1 Hen Harrier (m). Showery Tor, Bodmin Moor: 1 Peregrine. (Keith Hambly-Staite)

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Thursday 17th September 2020

Late news, 14/9, Fal Estuary: 1 Great White Egret, 17 Little Egret, 6 Heron, 1 Osprey hunting, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Kingfisher. (AK Wildlife Cruises)

Late News, 16/09, Trevose Head: Brown Booby past headland. 

Land’s End: 1 Bee-eater over complex around 9am; 9 Great White Egret in groups of 4, 3 & 2. 1 Dotterel in off sea at Mayon Cliff. 5 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Yellow Wagtail over, 5 Grey Wagtail over, 9 White Wagtail over. 110 Meadow Pipit , 60+ Swallow in off sea. (P Clement, P Taylor, H Mitchell, L Proctor)

Nanquidno: 4 Great White Egret at 9.50 flying towards Cot along coast. Also, 2 Wheatear. (C Moore, S Boswell) 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Chough, 2 Blackcaps. (JH & K Dalziel)

Boscaswell: 2 Great White Egret flying east and heading towards Pendeen Lighthouse. (S Jones)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Great White Egret flew into roost in pines at the back of the marsh at dusk, also 17 Little Egret, 2 Water Rail and 1 Kingfisher, also c200 Swallow, c300 Starling and c50 alba wagtails roosting in the reed bed. (DK Parker) Curlew Sandpiper, Knot and 2 Wheatear thhis evening on the beach. (S Rogers)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Great White Egret at 17:15, 1 Spotted Redshank at 16:50. (S Murnan) Baird’s Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper showing exceptional well on high tide this evening on the beach by the green opposite the golf course. Also White Wagtail, 4 Greenshank, Kingfisher and Sandwich Tern. (R Copeland)

Semipalmated and Baird’s Sandpiper – Rob Copeland

Great White Egret and Little Egret – Steve Murnan

Spotted Redshank – Steve Murnan

Godrevy: 1 Knot, 1 Redshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 12 Dunlin, 29 Ringed Plover, c.124 Oystercatchers, 52 Turnstone, 1 Purple Sandpiper. (J Hawkey) Semipalmated Sandpiper again this afternooon. (S Atkinson)

Wadebridge: 4 Great White Egret over Royal Cornwall Showground flying towards Camel Estuary (S Grose)

Nanjizal: Curlew Sandpiper, c50 Swallow, 8 House Martin, 8 Alba Wagtail all east, 3 Wheatear headland. (D Flumm) 2 Little Egrets flying north along the coast at 10.30am. 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 6 Wheatears, 3 Siskins, 3 Kestrels, 10 Pied Wagtails, 2 Grey Wagtails. (JH & K Dalziel)

St Levan: Spotted Redshank over. (M Wallace)

Fal Estuary: 4 Osprey. all flying in or around the entrance to the Fal River, 2 socialising (AK Wildlife Cruises)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Osprey with fish at 12.30 then flew off to find a tree to perch in to eat it.. Also 10 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 2 Curlew, 1 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Restronguet: 1 Osprey still. (J Chapple)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Hobby. (K Wilson)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Common Sandpiper plus 1 Ruff briefly. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: c200 Swallow, 10 House Martin east. (D Flumm)

St Ives: 1 Kestrel by coastguards. (A Courtman)

Siblyback: Pectoral Sandpiper still am, 12 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 3 Curlew, 2 Wheatear, Little Grebes, Coot, Grey Herons, 5 House Martins, 10 Swallows. (P Stidwill)

Ringed Plover – Phil Stidwill

Pectoral Sandpiper – Phil Stidwill

Dunlin – Phil Stidwill

Cargreen: Osprey at 17.10. (B Craven)

Landulph: 1 Spotted Redshank, Knot. (B Craven)

Maer Lake: 400+ Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Heron, 2 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 26 Dunlin, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Merlin mobbed by 5 Crows, Swallows, Wigeon, Teal. (C & T Nicholson)

Ladock: 1 Whinchat 2km NE of village with 2 Stonechat (L Sampson)

Rame: 4 Spotted Flycatchers, 3 Wheatears, 2 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 juv Hobby, 10+ Chiffchaff. (C Buckland)

Godolphin Hill: Nightjar hawking over the daffodil field, Rocky Lane,Trescowe. 1 Woodcock put up on the small heathland behind my nursery TR20 9RX. Swallows second clutch off last week. Including the adults, ten to migrate. Corvids continue declining. Jackdaw flock reduced by 50% .Magpies still in low numbers.Crows and Ravens rarely seen. (S Yandall)

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Tuesday 1st September 2020

Late News; Monday 31st August, St Agnes: Common Sandpiper, group of 3 Chough. (G Motley)

Late News; Monday 31st August, Kennack Sands : 9 Sanderling and 1 Knot. (M Jordan)

White Storks:
07:27, 22 flew south over Penzance MacDonalds across Mounts Bay. (P Walsh)
07:35, 22 storks headed west to Mousehole. (P Fraser)
07:45, 1 returned and flew over Penzance towards Badgers Cross. (D Flumm, P Fraser)
11:30, 21 storks at Sennen look out. (C Andrew, P Taylor)
11:52, 21 storks north over Cot valley. (N Wheatley)
12:00, 21 storks south over Cot valley. (N Wheatley)
12:04, 21 storks north over Cot valley. (N Wheatley)
12:20, 21 storks over Botallack. (J Swann)
12:37, storks heading north towards Pendeen. (J Swann)
12:52, 21 circling over Pendeen  (P Clement, P Combridge)

18:00,7 roosting on church at Church Cove; Lizard (T Blundon)

18:11, 7 flew over Soapy Cove (C Coombs)

Land’s End: 2 Tree Pipit, 3 Whinchat, 3 Siskin, Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, 2 Teal, 9 Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 3 Sedge Warbler and 4 Chough. (P St Pierre)

Trevescan: Great Egret flew north-east over Treeve Moor early morning. (Birdguides)

Porthgwarra: Wryneck still at end of 3 Chimneys’ lane by wooden gate, also Common Redstart. (H Bradshaw) Osprey flew east at 11:05. (P St Pierre) 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Garden Warbler (L Langley)

Nanjizal: 1 Dotterel at13:00h  on clifftop heath just east of Nanjizal Cove. Resting and snoozing(!) in the sun, flew west when Peregrine approached from east. Also minimum of 30 Wheatear in same area. (C & J Holter)

Dotterel – Colin & Janet Holter

Dotterel – Colin & Janet Holter

Crowlas: 2 Swift. (G.Healey)

Colliford Lake: 5 Teal, 1 juv Peregrine, 1 Osprey, 2 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear, 4th cycle Yellow-legged Gull (B Bosisto)

Wadebridge, Treraven Meadows: 2 Mandarin, 5 Ringed Plover, 11 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Red legged Partridge, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 16 Long tailed Tit. (S Grose)

Walmsley sanctuary: 1 Ruff, 2 Cattle Egret, 11 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper.  (A Langdon)

Constantine: 1 Whinchat, 1 Sedge Warbler (J&D Chapman)

Lizard Point: 15+ Yellow Wagtails with cattle. (S Kolodziejski)

Coverack: 30+ Swallows, 1 Stonechat, 1 Wryneck at Polcoverack (H Norton)

Stithians Reservoir: (West corner) 10 Ringed Plover ,12 Dunlin , 1 Greenshank, 3 Wheatear. Stuart hunching hide 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper early morning. Cattle Egret previously in field with cows between Golden Lion and Pen Marty. (S Turner et al) 1 Kingfisher. Also 2 Roe Deer. (J St Ledger)

Cattle Egret – John St-Ledger

Kingfisher- John St Ledger

Soapy Cove: 1 Wryneck, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Sparrowhawk (male), 1 Kestrel (male), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. Also 1 Hummingbird Hawk Moth. (J St Ledger)

Wryneck – John St Ledger

Hummingbird Hawkmoth – John St Ledger

 

Kynance, Surfers Car park: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Whinchat – John St Ledger

 

Downderry: 2 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plovers and a White Wagtail early this morning. (A Payne)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Green Sandpiper. (P Walsh)

Marazion: 1 Tree Pipit over Rosehill at 08:32, Osprey east over St Michael’s Mount at 13:30. (P Fraser)

Millpool (Private Garden): Beautiful Demoiselle Male, Southern Hawker,

Red Admiral, Comma, 6 Small Tortoiseshell, 7 Large White. (M Claughton)

Trenow Cove: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10+ Cormorant, 40+ Turnstone, 10 Ringed Plover, 7 Little Egret, 6 Pied wagtail, 2 Rock Dove, 2 Kestrel, 5 Swallow, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Raven, 4 Woodpigeon. (M Claughton)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Tree Pipit mobile around Griggs Quay, 4 (1 ad sum plum) Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Wigeon, c70 Teal, c50 Dunlin, c20 Ringed Plover and 1 small Canada-type Goose early am. (R Veal)

Ryans Field; Hayle: Kingfisher, Common Sandpiper. (J Witheywood)

Kingfisher – J Witheywood

Drift Reservoir: 1 Osprey (G Lawlor)

Sancreed: 2 Swift, Yellow Wagtail ssp?, 2 Whinchat, 3 Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Navax Point: 2 Turnstone on rocks and a Kingfisher flying east over sea close to coast. (G Motley)

Godrevy: 5 Sanderling and a Clouded Yellow butterfly and single Turnstone opposite lighthouse. (G Motley)

St Austell: Long-tailed Blue reported. (J Chapple)

Frogpool: 1 Red Kite. (S Saunders)

Newquay: 10+ Gannets, 3 Sandwich Tern, 6 Fulmar and 4 Chough overhead, seen whilst surfing at Great Western Beach. 1 Tawny Owl flew by and heard around 21:30 at Tregunnel Hill. (J Howells)

Treveal: 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 2 Grey Wagtail, 15 Blackcap, 6 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 30 Meadow Pipit. (S Rowe)

Park Head: 2 juvenile Kestrel, 6 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Golden Plover, 12 Wheatear (B Bosisto L Payne)

Golden Plover – B Bosisto

Juvenile Kestrel – B Bosisto

Clapper Marsh; Egloshayle: 1 Wood Sandpiper (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: 2 Spotted Redshank, 36 Greenshank roosted at Pinkson Creek this evening. 445 Oystercatcher roosting at base of Cant Hill (D Julian)

Halwyn: 1 Whinchat (D Julian)

Crowdy Reservoir: 11 Great crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 5 Common Sandpiper, 96 Lesser Black backed Gull, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,6 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Crossbill. (S Grose)

Castle an Dinas: 2 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Maer Lake: 2 Wood Sandpiper (Birdguides)

Nanjizal Valley: 196 birds ringed. Migrants included 10 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 45 Sedge Warbler + control, 29 Reed Warbler, 18 Grasshopper Warbler, 60 Blackcap, 4 Garden Warbler, 11 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher and a Tree pipit. (K Wilson)

Scillonian Crossing, Cornwall: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater. (Birdguides)

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Monday 31st August 2020

Late news; Sunday 30th, Charlestown: 1 Chiffchaff calling. (D Hastilow)

Porth Joke: juv Red-backed Shrike this afternoon near the cove. (S Rowe)

Red-backed Shrike, Steve Rowe

Sancreed: Juv Dotterel early morning until flushed by Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, Pied Flycatcher, 15 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 4 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm et al)

Porthgwarra: Dotterel flew South at 10:25; 18 Tree Pipit, 21 Wheatear, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Siskin and 1 Wryneck along Three Chimneys Lane. (M Wallace) Also 2 Whitethroat, 3 Chough, 1 Clouded Yellow. (S Windle) Also Black Kite at 11:35 flew over Trevean towards the cove. (B Richards)

Wryneck, Stevan Windle

Clouded Yellow, Stevan Windle

Gunwalloe: 22 White Stork circling from Gunwalloe towards Culdrose 3pm. (M Williams)

Ludgvan: 22 White Stork drifted West late evening but appeared to drop down, potentially to roost, in the area. (R Menari, D Parker, L Proctor)

Housel Bay: 3 Whinchat, juv Garganey reported still on pond.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 15 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 12 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, group of 9 Common Snipe, 2 Lapwing (inc.juv), 2 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 24 Little Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck (1f), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wheatear, c.30+ Chiffchaff (Moving S through sallows on E bank between dam & Carmanellis gate), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 15+ Pied Wagtails, 1 Sparrowhawk. (JH & K Dalziel)

Siblyback Lake:  1 Little Egret, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull , 1,Peregrine Falcon, 1 juv Garganey, 3 Tufted Duck , 6 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel , 1 Curlew, 3 Sand Martin, 1 Yellow Wagtail , 1 Tree Pipit, 4 Spotted Flycatcher. (B Bosisto L Payne) 1 Pied Flycatcher. (C Buckland)

Pendennis Point: 1020hrs 1 Osprey SW towards Helford direction, 20 House Martin. (S Van Hear)

Fal Estuary: 2 Osprey fishing in Restronguet Creek at 12:30. (B Penny)

St Michael’s Mount, Marazion: Osprey moved east 5.45pm. (P. Fraser, S. Rogers)

Ruan Lanihorne: Osprey successfully fished at 5.30pm. (D Hall)

Scott’s Quay, Helford River: 2 or 3 Osprey  this evening at around 17:30. 2 seen together circling the creek before drifting off. One bird flew over later (from a different direction) carrying a fish. (P. Bedford)

Wadebridge: 1 Lapwing, 86 Redshank, 2 Mandarin, 3 Curlew between Town /Anneka’s Bridge, 2 Cattle Egret between Walmsley / Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose)

Devoran: 2 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 3 juv Knot, 1 ad-w Spotted Redshank, c12 Black-tailed Godwit, c30 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover at high tide. (J&D Chapman)

Soapy Cove: 2 Whinchat, 2 Wryneck, 1 Merlin. (D Wright, G Adams)

Wryneck, Dougy Wright

Wryneck, Dougy Wright

Nanjizal Valley: (Vis Mig) 18 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail,  3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Whinchat. Also, 244 ringed including 9 Willow Warbler, 39 Chiffchaff, 90 Blackcap, 17 Reed Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 50 Sedge Warbler, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Tree Pipit, Woodpigeon and a Sparrowhawk. (K Wilson, P Roseveare, J Ryan)

St Levan: juv Hobby, 3 Whinchat, 2 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Clouded Yellow. (M Wallace)

Polgigga: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat at Lower Bosistow. (M Wallace)

Land’s End: 8 Snipe, Yellow Wagtail ssp, 2 Siskin, 15 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Tree Pipit. (P St Pierre, DK Parker et al.)

Windmill Farm: 2 Whinchat, 1 Hobby. (D Wright, G Adams)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Wigeon, juv Knot, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 4+ White Wagtail, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 8 Greenshank. (R Veal)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit foraging, 1 Cormorant, 3 Geat Crested Grebe, 3 Coal Tit, 4 Chaffinch, 7 Blue Tit, 2 Moorhen, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Jay, 1 Wren, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Robin. (R Mudge)

Charlestown: 1 Peregrine mobbed by Swallows. (D Hastilow)

Watch Croft: 3 Kestrel. (B.Toms)

Par Beach Lake: 1 Barnacle Goose amongst numerous Canada Geese – 9.15 am. (R. Barlow)

Kingsmill lake: 2 Knot, 17 Greenshank, 17 Redshank, 24 Dunlin, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Mallard, 2 Little Egret & 9 Teal. (P Kemp)

Tresemple Pool, St Clements: 2 Kingfishers, together. (A Hill)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Redshank, fem Kingfisher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper. (D Flumm, R Chiffers)

Redshank, Robin Chiffers

Kingfisher, Robin Chiffers

Falmouth: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel from pelagic.

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Saturday 8th August 2020

Drift Reservoir: adult Spotted Sandpiper in NW arm from mid pm and still present this evening. (D Flumm et al) Also 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, fem Teal, 7+ Swift. (D Flumm, T Mills et al)

Spotted Sandpiper, Reuben Veal

Spotted Sandpiper, Dave Flumm

Spotted Sandpiper, Dave Flumm

Spotted Sandpiper, Nigel Rogers

Spotted Sandpiper, Tony Mills

Land’s End: Melodious Warbler in willows along the cycle track, c1/2 mile from the complex. (P Clement)

Davidstow Airfield:  5 Eurasian Dotterel on main runway briefly late morning before flying north. Also, 2 Ringed Plover. (P Roseveare)

Crows-an-Wra: juv Marsh Harrier at 18:00 near A30. (M Wallace)

Loe Pool: 1 Little Tern mid afternoon, also white ring on a Cormorant but too distant to read. (C Richards)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7 Sandwich Tern, 3 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, juv Dunlin, 6 Shelduck, 6 Greylag Goose, c20 Med Gull. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Green Sandpiper this morning. (P Walsh) 2+ Green Sandpiper still this eveing with c15 Pied Wagtail to roost. Also 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel on the beach. (S&P Rogers, R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 2 Green Sandpiper over. (M Wallace)

Camel Estuary: 618 Med Gull this morning including 10 ringed. (D Julian)

Stithians: 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper this evening. (R Augarde)

Maer Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, 3 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 7 Teal, 1 Shelduck, 1 Juv Mediterranean Gull, 111 Black-headed Gull, 22 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (P Roseveare) at 4pm 8 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Lapwing, 1 Shelduck, 2 Mute Swan, 7 Sand Martin, Swallow, Black-headed & Herring Gull. (T&C Nicholson)

Bude Marshes: 1 Great White Egret, 1 summer plumage Cattle Egret. (P Roseveare)

Great White Egret, Pete Roseveare

Great White Egret, Pete Roseveare

Cattle Egret, Pete Roseveare

Pendeen Watch (7.15-8.15pm): 300 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Arctic Skua, 4 Common Scoter and 1 Wheatear. (J Branscombe)

St Ives: Balearic Shearwater reported past 10:48.