Sunday 25th August 2019

Late news, 24/8, Germoe to Godolphin Cross – nightwalk: Flock of Curlew over, 4 Tawny Owl calling, 1 Badger, 2 possible Lesser Horseshoe Bat hunting low over road outside Germoe Community Primary School, 10 Pipistrelle. (J Evans)

Helford Passage: c20 White Stork flying in a westerly direction at the mouth of the Helford Passage at 13:00. (P Saunders)

Lizard Village: 15-20 White Stork flew over at 14:30. (S Hockaway)

Lizard Village: 25-30 White Stork flew over at 14:35. (N Foote)

White Storks – Neil Foote

White Storks – Neil Foote

White Storks – Neil Foote

White Storks – Neil Foote

Lizard Village: 24+ White Stork circling over at 14:45 before heading SW, 32 Swift. (J Thirlaway, I Maclean et al)

Mousehole: 22 White Stork over the village 15:20-15:30. (R Butts, S Maycock)

White Storks – Roger Butts

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Yellow Wagtail over and 2 Water Rail heard early morning. (S Rogers) 4 White Stork over at 15:30, also 1 Little Grebe and 3 Clouded Yellow. (DK Parker)

Land’s End: c6 White Stork flew north. (per M Ahmad)

Sennen: 12 White Stork at 15:35.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 22 White Stork at c15:40, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Osprey, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Dunlin, 1 Fox. (B Bosisto, B Dallas, M Ahmad, L Proctor, T Mills et al.)

White Storks – Dave Flumm

White Storks – Dave Flumm

White Storks – Tony Mills

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet in Valley Gardens at 15:40 (J Baker)

Nanjizal: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 American Golden Plover, 1 Curlew, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Yellow Wagtai , 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Tree Pipit, 2 Water Rail, 2 Southern Migrant Hawker dragonfly. (B Bosisto)

Nancegollan: 1 Sparrowhawk being mobbed by Swallows. (S Grose)

Land’s End: Whinchat on the cycle track and 7 Yellow Wagtail on Treeve Moor. (R Augarde)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Med Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Whimbrel west early am. (S Rowe)

Porthgwarra: Wryneck still at Treavean Pool, 1 Marsh Harrier south, 2 Curlew and a Golden Plover heard. (H Bradshaw) Dotterel flew over the moor calling, 8 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler. (S Rogers) 3 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 8 Tree Pipit, 15 Wheatear, Willow Warbler, Green Sandpiper, 8 Clouded Yellow, 5 Silver Y and Southern Migrant Hawker on top of the ridge east of the stonewall pool. (M Wallace)

St Just: Tree Pipit, behind church. (S Rogers)

Pendeen: 3 Pied Flycatcher at Calartha Farm. (P Clement) 5 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Whinchat and 3 Tree Pipit. (P Combridge)

Colliford Lake: Osprey at the Loveny end this morning. (J Mitchell)

Godrevy Point: c30 Wheatear and 10 Whimbrel over. (M Jones)

Sancreed: 8 Sedge Warbler in weedy field (most ever here), 14 Whitethroat, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Stonechat, c100 Swallow,  c100 Goldfinch, 50 Linnet and first Kestrel (2), Tree Pipit, Grey Wagtail and Pied Flycatcher of autumn. Also Clouded Yellow, 25 Painted Lady & 6 Small Tortoiseshell. (D Flumm)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 11 Teal, 3 Snipe, 24 Little Grebe (D Eva)

Lizard Area: 1 Wryneck ( Caerthillian ) , 7 Wheatear , 6 Yellow Wagtail , 1 Whinchat , 4+ Tree Pipit , 5 Pied Flycatcher , 2 Whimbrel , 20 Swift , 5+ Sand Martin ( M Pass)

Lizard Point: 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Little Egret, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 7 Wheatear, 4 White Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Common Dolphin. (I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 White Wagtail, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Wheatear, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Clouded Yellow. (I Maclean)

Caerthillian: 2 Wryneck (one bottom of valley, one near Kynance Road), 2 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Wheatear, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Clouded Yellow. (M Pass, I Maclean)

Bass Point: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Reed Warbler, 11 Wheatear, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Clouded Yellow, 5 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (I Maclean)

Church Cove: 2 Pied Flycatcher. (I Maclean)

Lizard: 1 Sparrowhawk at Tregullas Farm, 2 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 1 Juv Chough (black above green rings on left leg), 35 Linnet, 2 Whimbrel, 11 Oystercatcher, 11 Turnstone, 5 Yellow Wagtail (with cattle at Old Lizard Head) 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Wheatear, 5 Stonechat, 5 Whitethroat. (S Grose)

Lizard: 5 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Wheatear. (I Brown)

Yellow Wagtail – Ian Brown

Wheatear – Ian Brown

Pied Flycatcher – Ian Brown

Caerthillian Valley: 2 Pied Flycatcher. (I Brown)

Kynance, near Surfers car park am: male Whinchat, female Wheatear, 5 Clouded Yellows. (P & C Brewster)

Bass Point pm: 4 Wheatear, 2 Rock Pipits in fields, Peregrine, Raven, 2 Hummingbird Hawkmoths, 5 Clouded Yellows, 20+Painted Lady. 21 White Stork scoped looking towards Lizard Head. (P & C Brewster) Also 14 Grey Herons in a single flock at 13:30. (I Patterson)

Maer Lake: 46 Black tailed Godwits in one large group and two smaller ones, 123 Canada Geese, plus two well-grown juveniles,7 Moorhen, c.10 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting, 30+ Mallard/Mallard types, 1 feral white goose.  3 Painted Ladies. (H Kendall)

Park Head: 6 Chough, 45 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Fulmar, 6 Shag, 4 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 22 Oystercatcher, 7 Rock Pipit, 3 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 4 House Sparrow, 35 Carrion Crow, 6 Painted Lady, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Small Copper. (M Scawen)

Twelveheads: 1 Osprey, 1 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 10 Long-tailed Tits seen from the Bissoe Trail. (P Pearson)

Crowlas: 1 Swift, c200 House Martin, c80 Swallow in feeding flock, 1 Peregrine. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 sp Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 10 Teal, 8 Whimbrel. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 10 Teal. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth: 2 Wheatear on our roof for at least 3 hours, Trescobeas area. (J St Ledger)

Wheatear – John St Ledger

Wheatear – John St Ledger

Croft Pascoe: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Willow Warbler, an array of Butterfly Species: Grayling, Small Heath, Common Blue, Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Clouded Yellow, Gatekeeper, an array of Dragonfly species:Golden Ringed, Yellow Winged Darter, Ruddy Darter, Black Tailed Skimmer, several Common Lizard. (J Evans)

Downderry: 9 Mediterranean Gulls and 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls west this morning 0640-0820);  2 Arctic Skuas harassing 2 Great Skuas, then all four headed east. Close inshore a Whimbrel and 5 Common Sandpipers. (A Payne)

Botallack: 4 Chough, 2 Raven (RJ Rowe)

Penhale Point: 70+ Linnet, 4 Skylark, 11 Stonechat, 1 Whimbrel. (S Grose)

Colan Woods: 1 Green Woodpecker, 7 Coal Tit, 2 Blackcap, 4 Bullfinch, at Fir Hill Manor. (S Grose)

Restronguet Creek, South Carclew side opp Point Quay:  Osprey at 16.00, caught 20 cm mullet. (J Cope)

Trevescan: 1 Pied Flycatcher at Trevilley Farm.

Kenidjack: 1 Pied Flycatcher.

Nanquidno: 4+ Tree Pipit, 5+ Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, Curlew, Peregrine, 2 Chough (D.Beadle, S.Ellis)

Wednesday 13th March 2019

Correction 7/3, The Kelseys: Dotterel reported in area of rough grassland between Holywell Bay and Crantock.

Late news, 12/3, Millbrook: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Greenshanks, 48 Teal, a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Chiffchaffs and a Sand Martin. (A Payne)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs still, 1 Greenshank, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 25 Curlew, c50 Dunlin, 1 Green Woodpecker. (T Phelps, J Garside)

Hayle Estuary: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull. (M Ahmad) 1 Cattle Egret off Lelant Station. (Roger Butts)

Ryan’s Field, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbill. (D Cain) 15 Teal, 8 Wigeon, 2 Shelduck, 11 Redshank, 1 Spoonbill,1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret. (K. Bowers) 2 Spoonbill, 9 (2m 7f) Teal, 5 Redshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Egret, 9 Curlew, 2 Canada Geese. (M Webb)

Spoonbills – David Cains

Spoonbill – Martin Webb

Spoonbill – Martin Webb

Spoonbills – David Cains

Black-tailed Godwit – Martin Webb

Teal – Martin Webb

Helston: 3 Sand Martins and 1 Swallow at the boating lake. (J Foster)

Penzance: 15 Purple Sandpiper, 31 Turnstone off Battery Rocks; 1 Sandwich Tern along Promenade. (T Mills) 1 Adult male Black Redstart, 1 Rock Pipit, 14 Turnstone, 6 Cormorant at Jubilee Pool. (M Webb)

Purple Sandpiper – Tony Mills

Mediterranean Gull – Tony Mills

Sandwich Tern – Tony Mills

Sandwich Tern – Tony Mills

Newlyn: 1 ad near sum plum + 1 2w Mediterranean Gull with Black-headed Gulls on Tolcarne Green; 4 Sandwich Tern feeding off Tolcarne. (T Mills)

Millbrook: 1 Cattle Egret at Stone Farm. (D Julian)

Lamorna: 1 Black Redstart, 2 Siskin. (M McKee)

Porthgwarra: Jack Snipe on Raftra Pool. (M Wallace)

Marazion Beach: m White Wagtail by causeway. Drk Shoveler on the Marsh. 2 (m and f) Black Redstart, 7+ Common Scoter, 1 Redshank, 8 Rock Pipit (including 2+ presumed littoralis) at Little London. (R Veal) Also 4+ Gannets close offshore. (C Moakes)

College Reservoir: 14+ Sand Martin, 3 Shoveler, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaff. (T Phelps, M Doyle)

Nancegollan: 700 Golden Plover over NE this afternoon. (D Chaney)

Zennor Hill: Hen Harrier (f). (C Madden)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 Ruff and 2 Knot. (D Dennis) 16 Cattle Egret, 10 Sand Martin, 1 Ruff, 3 Knot, 8 Shoveler. (B Mellow)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 14 Mute Swan, 4 Whooper Swan, 21 Shelduck, 2 Mallard, 33 Wigeon, 8 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 1 Spoonbill, 3 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 105 Oystercatcher, 1 Knot, 4 Dunlin, 47 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 30 Curlew, 40 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 50 Herring Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 9 Rook, 25 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 8 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch. (M
Scawen et al.)

Chapel Amble: 8 Cattle Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper. (B Mellow)

St Ives Bay: Large Humpback  Whale at 14:30 also male Black Redstart. (C Oates)

Porth Reservoir: 11 Sand Martin, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)


Tuesday 12th March 2019

Marazion Marsh: 1 Glossy Ibis at 17:30, then flew low west. (R Butts)

Newquay: Dotterel reported in the area. (This sighting turned out to relate to 7/3 not as originally reported. eds)

Millbrook: 7 Cattle Egret (by entrance to Stone Farm, 800m W of village, along Radford Lane. (P Kemp)

Camel Estuary: Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Knot and 4 Whooper Swan from Tregunna hide. (B Mellow)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Sand Martin in the NW arm. (M Ahmad)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbills on Ryan’s Field.

St Ives: 6 Great Skua past this morning.

Penzance:Jubilee Pool: 1 Eider drake Adult, 1 Sandwich Tern. (J Evans)

Helston: 12 Sand Martin, and 7 Shoveler at the boating lake. (A Witheywood)

Shoveler, A Witheywood

Sand Martin, A Witheywood

Lostwithiel: Chiffchaff on suet feeders in private garden. (E Mayhew)

Rock, Porthilly Point: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Raven, 1 Common Gull, 2 Curlew, 38 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, 1 Spoonbill on far side between iron bridge and hide. (S Grose)

Lamorna: 2 Siskin. (M McKee)


Monday 26th November 2018

Late news 25/11 St Gothian Sands: 1 Brent Goose. (P St Pierre) Later seen flying NE up valley. (P Clement, MJ Spicer)

Praa Sands: Dotterel reported flying west.

Stithians Reservoir: Temminck’s Stint still early morning, viewable from the mini slipway at east end of Carnmenellis Causeway on the spit and shorelines. Also Yellow-browed Warbler in the sallows there too. (D Chaney)

Helston: Yellow-browed Warbler and Siberian Chiffchaff Lower Nansloe Farm lane. Also Ferruginous Duck still on the Boating Lake. (B Dodd)

Gillan Creek: 4 Cattle Egret flew in to the roost at 16.43  also 9 Little Egret and 3 Grey Heron present in the roost. (J Selby)

Land’s End: Yellow-browed Warbler at the Sennen end of Trinity loop. (J Miller) Yellow-browed Warbler south of the car park, also 1 probable Siberian Chiffchaff (no call), c6 Chiffchaff, 3+ Blackcap, 1 Brambling and 2 Snipe. (DK Parker P St Pierre)

Marazion: imm Scaup and 10 Tufted Duck on Longrock Pool, also 1 Bittern. (DK Parker J Ryan) Also a pre-roost flock of mixed corvids, (mostly Jackdaw), on wires in field behind Longrock Pool. (T Mills)

Corvid flock, Tony Mills

Sennen: Hoopoe by holiday lets at the bottom of Vellandreath valley. (per M Wallace)

Morvah: juv Iceland Gull between Chun Castle and Great Bosullow at 08:25.

Sennen Cove: Great Northern Diver. (J Miller)

Trevilley: c100 Chaffinch, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Sparrowhawk and 4 Snipe in the stubble fields. (DK Parker)

Torpoint: 2 Slavonian Grebe, Black-necked Grebe off Marine Drive. (T Elm)

Newquay: Short-eared Owl still at 08:45 on Pentire Head. (M Lammas) Also East Pentire: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Great Northern Diver and 3 or 4 Bottlenose Dolphin. (S Rowe, M Lammas, I Boreham) Later, 2 Short-eared Owl, 3 Harbour Porpoise. (M Taylor)

Crugmeer: 1 Merlin, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose) Later 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Barn Owl, 11 Snipe. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands NR: 5 Shoveler, 1m Pochard, 1 Water Rail and 12 Coot. (MJ Spicer) Also 2 Gadwall, 24 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 25 Teal, 14 Coot, 18 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 15 Pied Wagtail, 8 Rock Pipit, 28 Curlew, 1 Peregrine, 100+ Herring Gull, 40+ Black-headed Gull (all flushed by Peregrine), 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel (P.Freestone)

Shoveller – Mike Spicer

Dozmary Pool: 1 fem Goldeneye, 1 drake Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe and 52 Lapwing. (P Taylor H Mitchell)

Sancreed: 11 Snipe, 13 Lapwing (plus flock 66 west), 1 Barn Owl, 80 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, 20 Song Thrush, 40 Blackbird, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 80 Linnet, 130 Chaffinch, 100 Goldfinch, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting. (D Flumm)

Feock, Loe Beach: 18 Black-necked Grebe, 10 Red-breasted Merganser and 4 Eider. (R Wilkins) Also 4 Eider, 15 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 10 Shelduck, 2 Great Created Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Mediterranean Gulls, 1 Commic Tern (probably a Common) (T Phelps, M Doyle)

Crows-an-Wra: 1 ring-tailed Hen Harrier just north of Lower Treave Farm 3pm. (J Miller)

Skewjack: male Hen Harrier flying towards Nanjizal @ at 16.10hrs. (J Hawkey)

Porth Joke: 2 Tawny Owl heard this eve. (S Grose)

Bude: 2 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Water Rail, 2 Stonechat, 5 Teal. (H Wilkins)

Water Rail, H Wilkins

Bodmin Moor, Lower Moor Plantation: 500,000+ Starling murmuration, 1 Peregrine (with kill), 350+ Golden Plover, 250+ Lapwing. Flocks of Starling were flying in to the roost area from 4:10pm for at least 20 minutes and from all angles and created an impressive murmuration. (J St Ledger)

Siblyback Lake: 20 Teal, 4Tufted Duck, 5 Grey Heron, 10 Meadow Pipit, 10 Little Grebe, 1 Wigeon. (R Napp)

Teal, Rick Napp

Tufted Duck, Rick Napp

Threemilestone: 1 male & 1 female Blackcap on Crabapple tree in a private garden. (E Harris)

Mount Hawke: I male Great Tit belting out “Teacher, Teacher…” adjacent to Mount Hawke Academy at 16.20. (RB Girling)

St Austell: 1 m Blackcap near St Austell Station. (K Mortimore)

Boscastle:  3 Blackcap (2m,1f) in my garden feeding on Himalayan Honeysuckle. (N Page)

Bodmin: male and female blackcap feeding together on sunflower hearts. (R Preston-Mafham)


Saturday 29th September 2018

Late photo, 27/9, St Gurnard’s Head: Turtle Dove.

Turtle Dove – Colin Charman

Late news, 27/9, Colliford Lake: 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 male Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 11 Ringed Plover with 1 Dunlin. (I Juliane)

Late news, 28/9, Pentire: Hoopoe videoed feeding at the rear of a private property near the Gannel Estuary. (W Collins)

Late news, 28/9, Barn Cross, St. Germans: 2 Lesser Redpoll. (T Blonden)

Late news, 28/9, Cape Cornwall: flock of 10+ White Wagtail around the slipway feeding on insects. (J King)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Firecrest in cover next to toilet block. (S Grose)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 fem Peregrine Falcon over, towards quarry, 3 Mute Swan, 36 Turnstone, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs. (J St Ledger) 2 Osprey (1 imm) overhead this afternoon, 20+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin. (R Butts)

Lesser Yellowlegs – John St Ledger

Lesser Yellowlegs – John St Ledger

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Pectoral Sandpiper (NW arm), 1 Green Sandpiper, 9 Snipe, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 White Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 200+ Swallow, 8 Siskin over. (R Veal, M Ahmad)

Pectoral Sandpiper – Reuben Veal

Lizard Head: 1 Short-eared Owl. (P St Pierre)

Porthgwarra: Richard’s Pipit over South at 09:05. (M Wallace) Dotterel over Arden Sawah, to SE at c09:40. (R Veal) Also 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Trevean), 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Mistle Thrush, 19+ Siskin over, 9 Wheatear, 14 Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest, 1 White Wagtail, 4 Song Thrush, 215+ Meadow Pipit, 9 Skylark over, 2 Clouded Yellow. (R Veal, M Wallace, M Ahmad) Rose-coloured Starling reported again.

Nanjizal: Dotterel flew east at c09:20. (J Ryan) Also 175 new birds ringed including 18 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, 119 Blackcap, 13 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting and 1 Kingfisher. (P Roseveare)

Trevescan: juv Rose-coloured Starling on wires by Land’s End Hostel at 10:57.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 Grey Phalarope, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (R Veal, M Ahmad) Carnsew Pool: 5 Little Grebe, 9 Sandwich Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 27 Ringed Plover, 5 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Oystercatcher on Carnsew Pool. 16 Mediterranean Gull at Lelant Saltings. (S Grose)

Lizard: Wryneck between Henry’s campsite and Caerthillian pump house. (I Maclean, M Pass) Also 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Hobby, 2 Whinchat, 2 Tree Pipit, 1 Garden Warbler. (M Pass)

Land’s End: 1 Hobby flew west over Trinity Pool. (M Jones) Also 16 Wheatear, 5 Whinchat, 7 Swallow, 4 Chough, 3 Greenfinch, 9 Stonechat, 2 Kestrel & 1 Garden Warbler. Butterflies included Clouded Yellow,Small Copper, Wall Brown, Red Admirals & Small Whites. (J Hawkey)

Maer Lake: c450 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 2 White Hybrids, 5 Lapwing, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Moorhen, c40-50 Black-headed Gull, 1 1w Herring Gull,  Mallard, Teal, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Maye)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wheatear on Mossaps bank. (W Chegwidden) Polighey End: 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 22 Little Grebe, 1 Great-crested Grebe. (R Butts)

Polgigga: Short-eared Owl along Bosistow Lane early morning. (P Roseveare)

St Germans: probable Great White Egret from train mid afternoon. (D Julian)

Caerthillian: 80 House Martin, 30 Swallow going south, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear (D Eva)

Church Cove: 1 Hobby (D Eva)

Penhale Point: 2 Wheatear, 1 fem Peregrine Falcon, large flock of Linnets. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary, Burniere Hide: 8 Cattle Egret with cattle between road bridge and estuary. Flushed by farmer flew over to Walmsley Sanctuary at 08:30. Approach to hide: 1 Redstart, 1 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat. Hide: 1 1yr Med Gull, 1 Knot, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Dunlin, 30 Curlew, 15 Redshank. (P Sofley)

Windmill Farm: 4 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 1 Snipe, 1 Blackcap. (G Adams)

Dobwalls: 2 female Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood in the garden. (C&J Duffy)

Predannack Airfield: juv Cuckoo. Viewable from footpath between airfield and Hayle Kimbro. (S Kolodziejski)

Predannack Downs: 5 Whinchat. 22 Wheatear. (S Kolodziejski)

Hayle Kimbro: female Marsh Harrier. (S Kolodziejski)

Gwenver Beach: possible Iceland Gull. (R Pittam)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Cattle Egret below Salmon Fields at 19:20, also 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit at the hide this morning. (R Mudge)

Boscastle: 1 Purple Sandpiper. (R Kirkwood)

Purple Sandpiper – Rupert Kirkwood

Nanquidno: about 8 each of Chiffchaff and Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Yellow Wagtail over to small cattle herd on south side, 1 Wheatear (+1 airfield), several groups of up to 10 Siskin over but heading both N and S, 1 Ringed Plover over, feeding flock of 100+ Linnet. (D Chown)

Escalls area: c30 Swallow east, 1 Whinchat, 8 Wheatear in bare, manured field by church. (D Chown)

Kelynack: 1 Spotted Flycatcher near Bosworlas. (D Chown)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Coot, 28 Moorhen, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Gadwall, 2 Reed Warbler and 1 Sedge Warbler. (DK Parker)


Thursday 27th September 2018

Late news, 24/9, Rame church: Hippolais sp probably Melodious Warbler. (C Buckland)

Late news, 26/9, Penryn River: 1 Greylag Goose. (J Tomlinson)

Late news, 26/9, Traboe: 13 Golden Plover in flight west of the crossroads. (P Woods)

Mousehole: Firecrest on the coast path to the west. (M Elliott)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs again, also Spotted Redshank. (R Augarde, S Votier)

St Buryan: Common Crane flew west at 11:20. (J Lawman) Then various localities around the Land’s End area to 12:45 at least. (Many observers)

Common Crane – Phil Taylor

Walmsley Sanctuary: 11 Cattle Egrets, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper (since 24th), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel. (A Langdon)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Pectoral Sandpiper, Ruff, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper. (J St Ledger)

Pectoral Sandpiper & Ruff – John St Ledger

Pectoral Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Land’s End: 1 Wryneck still, 3 Whinchat, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Whitethroat at Trinity Loop. (J St Ledger)

Nanjizal: Total ringed 138. Migrants included 94 Blackcap, 2 Sedge Warbler (including 1 British control), 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Swallow, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Firecrest and a Grey Wagtail. Flyovers included a Common Crane, Turtle Dove, Hobby,Tree Pipit and c50 Siskin on-site. (P Roseveare)

Lower Tamar Lake: Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 3 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 1m Tufted Duck, 23 Canada Geese, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Littel Grebe. (R Mudge)

Polgigga: Dotterel over between Ardensawah and Roskestal.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Osprey, Juv Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Greenshanks, 2 Wheatear, 8 Ringed Plover and 12 Dunlin. (T Phelps)

Porthleven: 1 Little Egret in the inner harbour. (L Tipper)

Kynance Cove: Osprey over the sea at 12:02.

Lower Predannack Downs:  2 Kestrel, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 1 Sparrowhawk below Farmhouse. (J Evans)

Sennen Cove: 13 1w Med Gull at high tide. (J Miller)

Bodmin: 1 Buzzard, 4 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Pied Wagtail. (K Bowers)

Little Grebe, Kevin Bowers

Pied Wagtail, Kevin Bowers

Newquay Zoo: 7 Little Egret in to roost this evening. (S Grose)

Kingsmill Lake: 94 Curlew, 80+ Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 26 Greenshank, 10 Dunlin, 42 Black-tailed Godwit and at 17:00 an Osprey slowly flew west. (M Beer)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Ruff. (M Rouncefield, T Parrell) Also Kingfisher and Stoat on Ryan’s field. (M Rouncefield)

Ruff, Marlene Rouncefield

Porth Joke: 2 Whinchat, 6 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff this evening. (S Rowe)


Wednesday 5th September 2018

Late news, 25/8, Sennen Cove: 21 Mediterannean Gull including juvenile with yellow colour ring 2L 77 ringed on 25th June 2018 @ South Binness, Langstone Harbour, Hampshire. Also present at Dawlish Warren on 26th July 2018. (J Hawkey)

Late news, 3/9, St. Ive, Liskeard: Hoopoe in private garden. (M Walker)

Late news, 3/9, Gorran Haven: Wryneck in private garden. (L Richards)

Wryneck – Lamorna Richards

Wryneck – Lamorna Richards

Polgigga: Wood Warbler along Bosistow Lane, just before the cottages. (M Wallace)

Lamorna: Honey Buzzard flew east over Boleigh Farm at 09:51. (M McKee) Presumably the same bird over Mousehole ay 10:20. (M Elliott)

Honey Buzzard, Mike McKee

Sancreed: 1 Honey Buzzard circling SE of village 10:45 drifted off NNE 11:00hrs, (again presumably the Lamorna bird) 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 17 White Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail (D Flumm) Also Osprey east 18:30hrs. and 2 Kestrel in area today presumed migrants. (D Flumm)

Trevescan: Honey Buzzard (again presumably the Lamorna bird) over at 11:57. (P Taylor H Mitchell) Also 1 Wheatear in stubble field.

Carnyorth Common: juv Dotterel circled twice before departing east at 14:45. (P Clement)

Crugmeer: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Barn Owl, 3 Roe Deer. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Little Egret, 25 Teal, 11 Canada Goose, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 9 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 15 White Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Treraven Meadows /Polbrock: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 7 Curlew, 15 Teal, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper, 5 Sisken, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Mount Hawke: A charm of 24 Goldfinch perched on overhead wires at 08.45. (RB & PC Girling)

Porthilly Point: 75 Mediterranean Gull roosting on the shoreline with the high tide, 13 Sandwich Tern feeding. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: 2 Great Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 157 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel.

Polgigga: Hobby over at 11:50. (M Wallace)

Bray’s Cot, Lizard: Merlin at 13:50. (R Wilkins)

Windmill Farm: 3 Whinchat, 2 Whitethroat, 2 male Emperor dragonfly. (P & C Brewster)

Coverack: 1 Grasshopper Warbler (D.Beadle)

Land’s End/Treeve Moor/Cycle Track: 2 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 40 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 White Wagtail, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 20 Common Starling, 5+ Kestrel. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Widemouth Bay: 1 Peregrine over the cliffs. (R Maye)

Bude Marshes: 1 juv Buzzard. (R Maye)

Kings Mill Lake, Saltash: 4 juv Knot, 7 Greenshank, 2 juv Spotted Redshank, 1 juv Little Ringed Plover, 3 Oystercatcher, c25 Redshank, c40 Curlew & 19 Little Egret  over high tide. (P Kemp)

Rame: 26 Wheatear, 1 Meadow Pipit, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, flocks of Goldfinch and Linnet,1 Spotted Flycatcher. (C Buckland)

Penlee: Swallows and House Martins in numbers coasting. (C Buckland)

Lizard Peninsula: Little Grebe (Housel Bay Pond, unusual), Redstart, 9 Tree Pipit, Hobby, 23 White Wagtail, 4 Whinchat, 14 Wheatear, good numbers of Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Meadow Pipit ( M Pass )

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Hobby, 1 Dunlin and 1 Yellow-legged Gull. Please respect other airfield users! (Pete Roseveare)

Minions: 1 Peregrine, 1 Hobby, 1 Nuthatch. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Dozmary Pool: 46 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck,1 Whinchat. (B Bosisto, L Payne) 3 Shoveler.(B Craven)

Colliford Lake: 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull at the dam. (B Bosisto, L Payne) Also 2 Goosander (brown heads) 1 Greenshank, 1+ Curlew, 2 L Egret. (B Craven)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 14 Curlew, 3 Lapwing, 6 Wigeon, 8 Teal, 1 Shoveler 1 Great Crested Grebe. (J St Ledger, G Adams, S Williams)

Marazion Beach: 1 Dunlin, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 1 imm. Common Tern, 1 White Wagtail. (R Butts & T Pinfield)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Station: 22 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 38 Mediterranean Gull. Old Quay House: 2 Garganey (1 eclipse m + 1 fem/imm), 150+ Teal. (Approaching high tide, the birds from Carnsew and the Saltings were viewable from the causeway.) Also 1 juv Merlin over Lelant Saltings. (B Dodds) Also 2 Spotted Redshank.  Carnsew Pool: 130 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Knot, 25 Wigeon. Ryan’s Field: 1 Common Sandpiper. (R Butts, T Pinfield) Also 1 Grey Heron , 4 Little Egret , 1 Cormorant , 2 Common Sandpiper , 20+ Black Headed Gull . (K. Bowers)

Little Egret, Kevin Bowers

Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers

Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers

Pendeen: 4 Chough in field next to lower car park. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Padstow: 16 Mute Swan, 32 Mallard, 3 Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe, 9 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 15 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Moorhen, 50 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Lapwing, 17 Knot, 3 Sanderling, 8 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 24 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 200+ Curlew, 220 Black-headed Gull, 9 Mediterranean Gull, 35 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 13 Sandwich Tern, 5 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 9 House Martin, 15 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Wren, 1 Dipper, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 35 Carrion Crow, 5 Starling, 12 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Rabbit, 5 Small White, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Red Admiral, 4 Painted Lady, 3 Comma, 6 Speckled Wood, 2 Common Blue, 2 Small Copper (M Scawen et al.)

Scillonian Crossing: 5 Great Shearwater and 8 Sooty Shearwater.

St Clement, Menadews Farm: 1 Barn Owl, 5 Whimbrel. (S Grose)

Porth Joke: 2 Whinchat this evening. (S Rowe)

Whinchat, Steve Rowe