Tuesday 7th September 2021

Park Head: 1 Dotterel, heading west at 7:20am. (P Roseveare)

Foxhole: drake Ring-necked Duck, 2 Common Whitethroat. (B Bosisto)

Newlyn: Osprey over the harbour then flew across bay towards Wherrytown. (M Jones)

St Gothian Sands: 2 Little Stint, Greenshank, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 4 Wheatear. (M Spicer)

Perranporth beach: 30 Ringed Plover, 19 Sanderling, 4 Dunlin and 15 Red Admiral in off sea. (T Wilson)

Newquay: 60 Curlew, 6 Wheatear on golf course. (D Kendle)

Malpas: 12 Greenshank, 70 Curlew, 4 Little Egrets, Redshank, Oystercatchers, Dunlin and 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (M Costa)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 9 juv Little Stint, 3 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Knot, 8 Greenshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, c250 Dunlin, c150 Ringed Plover. (R Veal, J Hawkey, S Windle). Please can all birders stick to the footpaths or roads and not walk onto the Estuary to avoid flushing the waders.

Little Stint – Stevan Windle

Feral Pigeon – rescued by Stevan Windle

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Ruff, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 3 Lapwing, 5 Wheatear, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Ruff – John St Ledger

Kingfisher – John St Ledger

Wood and Green Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Trevose Head: 49 Spotted Flycatcher, 8 Pied Flycatcher, 14 Chiffchaff, 78 Willow Warbler, 31 Swallow , 3 Whitethroat, 21 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Sandwich Tern. (B & L Bosisto)

Kenidjack: 32 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Pied Flycatcher, ca 90 Chiffchaff, 60 Willow Warbler, 8 Yellow Wagtail, Whinchat, Sand Martin. (D Scanlan, N Rogers, P Fraser)

Botallack: 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher and 4 Willow Warbler (in trees behind count house), 6 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail, 18 House Martin, 4 Chiffchaff. (M Jones, P Fraser)

Botallack: Southern Migrant Hawker. (P Fraser)

Booby’s Bay: 3 Spotted Flycatcher (R Bullman)

Pillaton: Spotted Flycatcher. (L Sampson)

The Knavocks: 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Willow Warblers. (G Rogers)

Spotted Flycatcher – Geoff Rogers

Willow Warbler – Geoff Rogers

Rosemount, Marazion: Willow Warbler. (P Fraser)

Ruan Lanihorne: Osprey flew NE from Fal/Ruan complex at 12.55. (D Hall)

Illogan: Sparrowhawk in private garden. (J Baker)

Kenython, St Just: 1 Hobby at 3pm. (P. Callaway)

Bartinney: 8 Kestrel & Sparrowhawk over east side. (D Flumm)

Downderry: 1800-45, at least 21 Balearic Shearwaters heading west. Also a Common Scoter and 4 Kittiwake. (A Payne)

Lelant: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit over. (R Veal)

Porth Joke: 1 Redstart, 2 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (S Rowe)

Rame Head – Penlee Point: 18 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat (1 taken by Sparrrowhawk), 1 Redstart, 3 Chiffchaff,
3 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Yellow Wagtail over, 70+ Swallow, 4 Sand Martin on wires. Also, 30+ Swallow, 20+ Sand Martin moving east. (K Pellow)

Penlee N.R: 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat,1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (K Pellow)

Par Beach & Pool: 6 Sandwich Tern, 5 Sanderling , 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 145 Oystercatcher, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 6 Curlew, 2 Turnstone, 5 Yellow Wagtail. (B Bosisto)

Tregantle Corner: 4 + Yellow Wagtail in cow field. (K Pellow)

Tresemple Pool: 1 Little Stint. (L Sampson)

Little Stint – Lawrie Sampson

Late submission, 06/09, Drift Reservoir, North East arm: 1 Osprey 1 Kingfisher, 2 juvenile Great Crested Grebe, several Little Grebe and 1 Hobby. (R Chiffers)

Osprey, Robin Chiffers

Hobby, Robin Chiffers

Late submission, 06/09, Port Quinn: 1 Kingfisher. (T Stuart)

Late submission, 06/09, Boat Cove:14 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 3 Little Egret (M Claughton, D Roe)

Late submission, 06/09, Millpool: 1 Sparrowhawk (M Claughton, D Roe)


Wednesday 1st September 2021

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Dotterel, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew. (B Bosisto)

Polgigga: 1 American Golden Plover (flew NE over Bosistow Farm at 1620 calling loudly, probably an adult), 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Wheatear, 2 Whimbrel (in fields between Higher Bosistow and Bosistow Fam) (N R Rogers, J Eaton)

Tehidy: 1 Glossy Ibis over toward Godrevy. (C North)

Marazion: 1 Osprey flying south-east early morning. (P Fraser) Also, an adult Yellow-legged Gull and a Wheatear on the beach (R Veal)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 juvenile Marsh Harrier, 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Green Sand, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Shoveler, c30 Swallow. (A Langdon) Also, 2 Shoveler, 4 Wigeon, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Moorhen, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker on feeder, 5 Teal, 2 Great White Egret (flew Eastwards over the bridge), 1 Stonechat, 20+ mixed House Martins and Swallows, 3 Common Buzzard plus many Mallard 9:45-12:00.  (D Sharp)

Kingfisher, Deena Sharp

Little Stint, Deena Sharp

Drift Reservoir: 1 Osprey, 1 Hobby, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Greenshank and 1 Common Sandpiper this morning. (D Flumm) Also, 1 Osprey, 3 ad & 5 juv Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 3f Mallard, 1 Canada Goose, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant (11.00 – 12.45). (M Webb)

Osprey, Martin Webb

Osprey, Martin Webb

Great Crested Grebe, Martin Webb

Restronguet Creek: 2 Osprey (both juv; 1 off Point Quay, 1 off Carnon Mine), 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Little Stint, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Ringed Plover, 10+ Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Greylag Goose. (J St Ledger)

Osprey, John St Ledger

Spotted Redshank, John St Ledger

Devoran: 3 Osprey. (J Marshall)

Par: 7 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great crested Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Turnstone, 2 Dunlin, 3 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Red-throated Diver, 11 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Wigeon, 7 Teal, 1 Barnacle Goose. (B & L Bosisto)

Cattle Egret, Bob Bosisto

Longrock: 2 juv Little Stint. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 juv Little Stint, 2 juv Knot, 6 juv Sanderling, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Wheatear. Also male Sparrowhawk caught and killed a Ringed Plover. (R Veal, J Overfield et al) Also, c50 Ringed Plover, c100 Dunlin on Carnsew and 2 Greenshank, 3 Little Egret, 10 Teal, c50 Curlew on main estuary. (T Mills)

Little Stint (and Sanderling), Tony Mills

St Agnes Head: 2 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Wheatear, 3 Common Whitethroat, 33 Curlew and 1 Common Snipe. (D Curtis)

Sancreed: 4 Wheatear, 8 White Wagtail. (D Flumm)

St Levan: 4 Spotted Flycatcher at playing field. (K Wilson)

Land’s End: 5 Whinchat, 2 Sand Martin, 11 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Snipe, 40+ House Martin. (R Veal) Also, 2 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat and 1 Wimbrel. (M Jones)

Kenidjack: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chough, 2 Raven and 1 Sparrowhawk. (S. Rogers, P. Rogers, T. Mills).

Lizard, Black Head: 4 Wheatear, 50+ Gannet, juv Chough. (B Nicholls)

Gweek: Swift. (J Overfield)

St Ives: Snipe dropped onto Porthmeor beach. (D Northside)

Camel Estuary: 2 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, 4 Curlew, 2 Sandwich Tern, 30+ Dunlin, 30+ Ringed Plover, 40+ Oystercatcher. (R Shrouder)

Whimbrel, Ray Shrouder

Davidstow Plantation: 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 (1m, 3f) Blackcap, 2 Blue tit, 4 Wren. (A Tomkins)

Buzzard, Andrew Tomkins

Crowdy Reservoir: 10 Teal, 4 Mallard, 5 Buzzard, 6 Wheatear. (A Tomkins)

Lelant Downs: Wheatear on Hay bale, female Sparrowhawk rescued from greenhouse. (P Geddes)

Towan Head: 100s Gannet diving and fishing with Common Dolphin 8 am. (M Lammas)

Rumps and Pentire: 2 Wood pigeon, 2 Oystercatcher, 12 Sanderling, 25 Herring gull, 5 Fulmar, 7 Gannet, 4 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 2 Kestrel, 3 Carrion crow, 7 Swallow, 2 House martin, 1 Robin, 2 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 5 Rock pipit, 75+ Linnet, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Grey seal, 3 Large white, 1 Small copper, 1 Common blue, 2 Meadow brown. (M Scawen et al).

Trevose: Sooty Shearwater reported past.


Thursday 26th August 2021

Botallack: 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear. (P Fraser)

Kenidjack: 3 Willow Warbler, 16 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat. (P Fraser)

Park Head: 1 Wryneck, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, 6 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 13 Chiffchaff, 1 Whinchat, 9 Whitethroat, 3 Stock Dove, 8 Willow Warbler, 3 Chough. (P Roseveare,  C Auld)

Sennen: 1 Glossy Ibisnear the Bunker at 8.30pm. (P Beech)

Glossy Ibis. Paul Beech

Foxhole: Wryneck, Whinchat and Tree Pipit on the Blackpool trail this evening. (B & L Bosisto)

Rame Head to Penlee Point . 4 Wheatear , 1 Whinchat , 7 Blackcap , 21 Whitethroat , 1 Sedge Warbler , 8 Willow Warbler , 5+ Chiffchaff, 40 House Martin , 10+ Swallow (Keith Pellow )

Colliford Lake: 1 Osprey 18.30. 2 Greenshank. 70+ Linnet. 7 Ringed Plover. (N Woods)

Pendeen: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Dartford Warbler, 3 Tree Pipit, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Pied Flycatcher. (K Aspden, A Bayly, P Combridge)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Stint, 1 Little-ringed Plover, 1 Wood sandpiper, 1 Pied flycatcher. (A Tomkins)

Pied Flycatcher. Andrew Tomkins

Wood Sandpiper. Andrew Tomkins

Little-ringed Plover. Andrew Tomkins

Land’s End : 10 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Whinchat, 2 Willow Warber (N R Rogers)

Mermaid Mackerel Fishing Boat from Penzance: Minke Whale, Razorbill, 3 Sandwich Tern, Common Tern (N Sluman)

Penzance Beach: 18 Sanderling, 3 Turnstone (N Sluman)

Porthcurno: 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 12 Painted Lady, c150 Red Admiral, 60 Small Tortoiseshell, 11 Speckled Wood, 25 Large White, 2 Silver Y (N Sluman)

Constantine: 2 Hobby feeding over the garden early afternoon then drifting south. (D Collins)

Soapy Cove/Jollytown: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 10 Willow Warbler, 6 Wheatear (D Collins)

Kynance Cove: 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, 3 Willow Warbler (D Collins)

Towan Head: 8 Common Scoter, 56 Turnstone, 1 Knot, 13 Oystercatcher, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Med Gull, 2 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Sancreed: Kestrel, 2 Spotted Flycatcher. Also c20 Red Admiral & 4 Painted Lady butterflies. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno: 2 Golden Plover, 4 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff. Also c80 Red Admiral & 10 Painted Lady butterflies. (D Flumm)

Polgigga: male Redstart, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher along Bosistow lane. (K Wilson)

Nanquidno:1 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Whinchat, 7 Tree Pipit, 4 Wheatear, 5 Willow Warbler,
1 Silver-washed Fritillary on buddleia with 6 Painted Ladies (C Moore)

The Knavocks: Spotted Flycatcher, 2  Chough (G Rogers)

Spotted Flycatcher. Geoff Rogers

Porthgwarra: 2 (ad + juv) Dotterel flying around, landing briefly at Gwennap Head. Also 4 Whinchat, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 46 Yellow Wagtail, 24 Tree Pipit, 28 Alba Wagtail sp. (including 5+ White), 2 Grey Wagtail, 35 Willow Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 12 Whitethroat, 6 Wheatear, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 8 Chough. (R Veal, M Wallace)

Dotterel. Reuben Veal

Whinchat. Reuben Veal

Polbathic Creek: 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, Jersey Tiger (A Blonden.)

Temple Fishery: 1 Osprey heading E at 07:30. (G. Barter)

Higher Bosistow: 1 Dotterel over at 07:25. (M Wallace)

Davidstow Airfield: 1Wryneck, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Spot Fly, 2 Whinchat and single Yellow Wag and Tree Pipit in NE corner. (D Julian)

Perranporth, Cligga Head: 3 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 2 Tree Pipit, 2 Common Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff and 30 Common Dolphins. (T Wilson)





Thursday 11th March 2021

Black Head, Coverack: 1 Dotterel seen at 2pm. It was just coming into summer plumage with a dark belly and orange appearing on it’s flanks. Flew off at around 4pm. Also 1 Iceland Gull (P. Bedford)

Downderry: Early morning, close inshore a Yellow-legged Gull (2W) with other gulls including at least 13 Common  and 5 Lesser Black-backed. Further out 2 Little Gulls (both 1W), a Common Scoter, 12 Fulmar, 2 Kittiwakes, 2 Great Northern Divers and 111 Gannets moving west by 0815. (A. Payne)

Towan Head, Newquay: 2 Leach’s Petrel, 1 ad Iceland Gull, 9 Manx Shearwater, 8 Great Skua, 6 Red-throated Diver, 2 Chough this am. (N Long) 1 ad Pomarine Skua, 6 Great Skua, 26 Manx Shearwater, 2 Red-throated Diver, lots of auks and Kittiwakes this pm. (N Long)

Iceland Gull – Nathan Long

St Agnes Head: 120 Manx Shearwater, 12 Great Skua, 2 Puffin, 2 Red-throated Diver. (G Lawlor)

Pendeen: 36 Manx Shearwater and 8 Great Skua this am. 236 Manx Shearwater, 1 Puffin and another Great Skua this pm (S Rogers, P Combridge) 130+ Manx Shearwater, 780 Kittiwake/hr, 7200 auk/hr, 1200 Gannet/hr this evening. (P St Pierre)

Gothian: Two 1st winter Iceland Gull (dropped in at 10.45, washed, flew off within 5 minutes), 2 male Wheatear. (R Stone)

Gwithian: 1 ad Glaucous Gull on beach. (M Spicer)

Mousehole: juv. Glaucous Gull, juv Iceland Gull, 1st w Yellow-legged Gull on St Clements Isle. ((M Elliott)

Sennen: 8 Chough. (J Midwinter)

Perranporth: 1 Great Skua, 10 Manx Shearwater, 40 Fulmar between 3.30 and 4.30pm (T Wilson)

Poltesco: Water Rail (D. Beadle)

Cadgwith: 2 Black Redstart (1m, 1f) (D. Beadle)

Bude Marsh: First Sand Martin of the year over the pool. (R Maye)

Godolphin Hill: Stonechat, Peregrine over. (C Richards)

St. Germans: Peregrine (on viaduct), Black Redstart (m) (Pol. Creek) (A Blonden)

Newlyn: 1 Dipper on river near church. c40 Turnstone still in harbour. (T Mills)

Penzance: 1 m Blackcap still coming to fatball feeder in Lidden garden. (T Mills)

Truro:1 Redwing at 12 noon in garden. (D Jenkins)


Monday 22nd February 2021

St Buryan: Dotterel this afternoon in field off B3283 NE of village. (M Mckee et al)

Dotterel – Mike Mckee

Dotterel – Mike Spicer

Sancreed: Pair of Chough in fields – first I’ve seen since moving here 26 years ago. Ringtail Hen Harrier & c30 Meadow Pipits (migrants?). (D Flumm)

Cot Valley: 1 Black Guillemot still and a Merlin. (N Wheatley) Also, Whale sp (possible Fin) blowing several times 14:15 – 14:45 hrs c4km west of Porth Nanven. Seen from clifftop. (D Flumm)

Chough – Dave Flumm

Whale sp – Dave Flumm

Mousehole: 1st winter Caspian Gull in Harbour. (M Elliott, L Proctor)

Caspian Gull – Linton Proctor

Caspian Gull – Linton Proctor

Caspian Gull – Linton Proctor

Loe Pool: 1 Bittern still this morning. (S Ford) Also reported, 2 Bittern, 7 Cattle Egret, 6 Goosander, 1 Barn owl, 1 Water rail, 1 Grey wagtail. (I Grant & F Were)

Loe Bar: 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Black-throated Diver. (I Grant & F Were)

St Ives Island (14:00-16:00): 14 Guillemot, 63 Razorbill, 52 Kittiwake, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1w Little Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 120 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser-black backed Gull, 1w Glaucous Gull, 18 Great-black backed Gull, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Fulmar, 1 Common Buzzard, 1(m) Peregrine, 1 Grey Wagtail (P Nason)

Glaucous Gull – Peter Nason

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill this afternoon. (P Freestone)

Gwithian: 1 White-fronted Goose and 1 Brent Goose. (D Cains)

Tubbys Head, St Agnes: 1 Glaucous Gull, 1 Iceland Gull and 1 Black Redstart still. (G Lawler)

Stithians Reservoir: Willow tit on the feeders at hide (southern end). (J Jones, P Gay)

Willow Tit – Joe Jones

Willow Tit – Joe Jones

Willow Tit – Joe Jones

Hewas Water: 1 Barn Owl hunting along verge of A390 at 3pm. (B Ross)

Falmouth Bay from Nansidwell: 2 Black Guillemot (distant), 5 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger & J Jones) In addition, 16 Razorbill, 11 Guillemot. (M Broadbent)

Black Guillemot – John St Ledger

Field near Maenporth: Brambling with Chaffinch flock. (M Broadbent)

Durgan: 62 Mediterranean Gull in the roost. (M Broadbent)

Kennal River: 1 Dipper. (T Pinfield)

Devoran: 1 Spoonbill opposite Norway Inn again. Also an Avocet and 10+ Mediterranean Gull off the Quay. (T Pinfield)

Charlestown: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 m 2 f Blackcap, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 3 House Sparrow, 1 Jackdaw 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove. (D Hastilow)

Great Spotted Woodpecker – David Hastilow

Blackcap – David Hastilow

Blackcap – David Hastilow

St. Winnow: 3 Greenshank. (E Mayhew)

St Columb Major: 1 m/juv Peregrine Falcon over, 1 Kestrel from Westway’s petrol station. (S Grose)

Tredrizzisk: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming. (S Grose)

Towan Head, Newquay: 7 Red-throated Diver, 9 Purple Sandpiper and 2 Great Skua. (N Long)

Newquay: 9 Tawny Owl heard on a 3 mile circular walk this evening. (S Grose)

Amble Marshes: 1 Water Pipit. (C Selway)

Rock: 1 f Sparrowhawk, 1 Mediterranean Gull overhead, 5 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Penkestle Moor: 1 Snipe, 2 Magpie, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Wren, 2 Robin, 4 Buzzard, 1 Pheasant, 3 Skylark, 5 Rook, 6 Jackdaw, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Blackbird, 2 Stonechat, 2 Long-tailed Tit. (J Goodair)

Meadow Pipit – Jasmina Goodair

Colliford Reservoir: 19 Canada Goose, 2 Mallard, 3m Tufted Duck. (J Goodair)

Bude: Grey Wagtail on River Neet. (R Maye)


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)


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)