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

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Tuesday 28th August 2018

Late news, 27/8, Lizard: Female Marsh Harrier flying west, 2 miles north of Lizard village at 10.50. (S Croft)

Porthgwarra: Fea’s type Petrel west at 08:44. (B Richards et al.) Also 11 Balearic Shearwater, 20 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 5 Great Skua and 2 Risso’s Dolphin between 06:30 and 14:10. Sabine’s Gull close in mid afternoon. (R Archer)

Pendeen: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 4000 Manx  Shearwater, 1 Whimbre, 1 Wheatear between 06:15 & 08:30. (P Flint) 2 Wheatear, general movement of distant Auks and Shearwaters NE to SW,10-12 Common Dolphin with a shoal of fish + diving Gannets 14:30-16:00. (M Brooks, J Piper)

Cape Cornwall: 6 Chough to the NE over Kenidjack cliff paths and 2 on the golf course, 2 Whimbrel on the golf course, 3 Stonechat. (M  Brooks, J Piper) 

Drift Reservoir (members only): Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 60 Swallow, 30 House Martin, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Winter plumaged Spotted Redshank from quay house inn early morning. (S Turner) Also 2 Common Sandpiper Ryan’s field. (M Costa) Juv Little Gull still from the causeway.

Nanjizal: 202 birds ringed including 7 Chiffchaff, 27 Willow Warbler, 66 Sedge Warbler, 22 Whitethroat, 38 Blackcap, 4 Reed Warbler+ control, 17 Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat & Nightingale. Also Dotterel flew over. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Wheatear, 2 Tree Pipit, male Redstart, 5 Willow Warbler, 5+ Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 3+ Great Spotted Woodpecker and 23 Collared Dove. (DK Parker, MD Wallace)

Eden Project: 1 Grey Wagtail in the Rain Forest Biome. (E Tackley)

Lethytep, Lanreath: 5 Spotted Flycatcher. (P Hambly)

Maer Lake: 13 Black-tailed Godwits, 206 Canada Geese, 21 Black-headed Gulls, 4 Moorhens, 1 Lapwing, 75+ Swallows with a very few House Martins intermixed, 26 Teal,  35+ Mallard, 18 Wood Pigeons. (H Kendall)

Ruan: Osprey on the low tide at 14:00. (R Wilkins)

Kingsmill Lake: Osprey, heading east to Tamar. (M Buckle)

Stithians Reservoir: 12 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 7 Ringed Plover, 3 Snipe, 4 Wheatear 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed GodwitAll from Stuart Hutchings hide. ( B.Toms)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher (3 Kingfishers together, observed by 2 anglers yesterday), 9 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Rame Head: 1 Velvet Scoter west, 11 Fulmars,1 Manx Shearwater west, 7 Oystercatchers,1 Great Skua west, Gannets diving on fish shoals. Many Common Dolphins and Minke Whale. (C Buckland)

Rame: 7 Yellow Wagtails, 1m Whinchat,1f Redstart,1 Garden Warbler, 6 Collard Doves, 8 Whitethroats, 2m Cirl Buntings, Meadow Pipits, 2 Adult Ravens and 1 juv, 1Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrels. (C Buckland)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Merlin, flock of Goldcrest overhead. (S Grose)

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Monday 27th August 2018

Maer Lake: 600+ Canada Geese, 42 Mallard, 28 Teal, adult female Merlin (with a near miss on a Meadow Pipit), 5 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 3 Dunlin, 3 Lapwing. (N Bastin)

Pendeen: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 19 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 15 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 4 Storm Petrel, 4 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Terns, 26 ‘Commic’ Terns, 2 Whimbrel between 06:00 & 10:00.  (P Flint) Also 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 13 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Arctic Skua, 10 Great Skua, 5 Storm Petrel. (G Lawlor) Seawatch (bottom carpark): 1 Great Shearwater, 19 Sooty Shearwater, 18 Great Skua, 14 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 3 Storm Petrel, 2 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Black Tern, 500 ‘Commic’ Tern between 06:45-16:30. (R Wilkins, R Augarde)

Cape Cornwall: 11 Chough, 1 Peregrine Falcon (fem) 7 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 28 Oystercatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Penzance, Wherrytown: 8 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Towan Head: An early Leach’s Petrel, 1 Balearic Shearwater and 4 Sooty Shearwaters reported this morning.

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 3 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 28 Black-tailed Godwit, 90+ Curlew (inc one regular returnee, ringed in Holland in 2013), 100+ Redshank, 7 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 50+ Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 5 Little Egret, 17 Teal, 9 Ringed Plover, 1 juv Little Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 100 House Martin, 100 Swallow and 10 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 3 Raven, 4 Gadwall, 13 Little Grebe, 12+ Sand Martin,11 Tufted Duck, 2 Coot, 1 Peregrine Falcon, also Greylag & Canada Geese. (S Grose)

Higher Bosistow: Dotterel flew SW at 13:35. (M Wallace)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Little Gull on Lelant Saltings. (P Roseveare)

Little Treleaver: Ortolan over plus Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Tree Pipit. (J Foster)

Chybucca: 4 Raven. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 25 Ringed Plover, 23 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 2 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (D Eva)

East Pentire Newquay: 2 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Sandwich Tern late morning. (S Rowe)

Penhale Point: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Raven, 2 Chough, 3 Kestrel. (S Grose)

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Wednesday 9th May 2018

Davidstow: 4 Dotterel on the main runway of the airfield at 06:00. Please keep off the runways and give priority to any aircraft using this site.

Dotterel, Mark Worden

Dotterel, Mark Worden

Dotterel, Mark Worden

Porth Reservoir: 2cy Ring-billed Gull, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose, S Rowe)

Rumps and Pentire Head: 2 Mallard, 2 Fulmar, 3 Gannet, 3 Cormorant, 4 Shag, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 12 Oystercatcher, 3 Whimbrel, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 45 Herring gGll, 7 Guillemot, 7 Razorbill, 9 Wood Pigeon, 3 Skylark, 15 Swallow, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 2 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 1 Blackbird, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Great Tit, 2 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 17 Rook, 5 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 5 House Sparrow, 5 Linnet, 2 Grey Seal, 3 Rabbit. (M Scawen et al.)

Foxhole, St Austell: Cuckoo singing at dawn. (J Mozer)

Pendower: 2 Great Northern Divers offshore. (E Bartlett)

Constantine: 2 Dipper in the stream by the Sewage Treatment Works. (D Collins)

Cape Cornwall golf course: 13 Whimbrel including 10 near Carn Gloose, 6 Siskin, 2 Common Swift, 25 Barn Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin. (PA Fraser)

Marazion, Rosehill: 20 Whimbrel flying NW at noon, 1 Jay. (J Eaton) 12 Whimbrel NW at 16.30. (PA Fraser)

Downderry: 11 Whimbrel on the beach this afternoon. 86 Manx Shearwater and one Great Skua west 14:40-15:55. (A Payne)

Tresemple Pool: 1 Common Sandpiper. (M Jones)

Stithians: 1 Cuckoo calling at noon. 4 Sand Martin moving south at 13.00. (RB Girling)

Late photo, 6/5, Marazion: Sanderling. (S Rogers)

Sanderling, Steve Rogers

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Tuesday 15th August 2017

Lizard Point: 4 Great Shearwater, 15 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 3 Sanderling, 1 Minke Whale, 3 Bottlenose Dolphin, 2 Common Dolphin, 1 Northern Bluefin Tuna. (I Maclean)

Rinsey Head to Trewavas Cliff: 2 Chough (1 unringed), 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Kestrel, 1 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat. On rocks: 40+ Kittiwake (inc 3 juv). (J St Ledger)

Chough, Trewavas Cliff, John St Ledger

Choughs, Rinsey Head, John St Ledger

Peregrine, Trewavas Cliff, John St Ledger

Bude: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Mute Swan with 5 juveniles, 15 Oystercatcher, 3 Cormorant and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (H Wilkins) Also juv Sparrowhawk practising hunting skills through back garden and across rugby pitch. (R Maye)

Mousehole: 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, c30 Common Dolphin in 7 widely scattered pods and 1 pod of 3 Harbour Porpoise closer inshore. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra cove seawatch (07:00-09:30): 1 Cory’s Shearwater east then later back west, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Great Skua, 2 Mediterranean Gull. Also 3 Fin Whale, c100 Common Dolphin, 2 Risso’s Dolphin, 3 Harbour Porpoise and at least 1 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. One of the Fin Whales eventually departed west but the other two were present for the duration of the seawatch, all at c2 miles range. (D Flumm, J Lawman et al)

Egloshayle Marshes: 5 Mute Swan, 422 Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 1 Teal, 30 Mallard, 5 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 7 Common Sandpiper, 11 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 34 Black-headed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Mute Swan, 84 Canada Goose, 10 Teal, 74 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Glossy Ibis, 18 Moorhen, 6 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 170 Swallow, 5 Starling, 2 Swift, 2 Buzzard. (D Julian)

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great Crested Grebe including 3 juv, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Polgigga: 1 Dotterel, initially over Higher Bosistow heading SE, later settled in ploughed field just N of Higher Bosistow farmhouse. (M Wallace) 2 Wheatear and 2 Whitethroat in same field as Dotterel. (DK Parker)

Land’s End: 1 Golden Plover over, 1 Reed Warbler at Trinity Pool, hybrid Hooded x Carrion Crow still present in same area. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Colliford Lake: 2 Cattle Egret on small island at Loveny viewed from the cattle grid, 5 Wheatear. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Ringed Plover, 11 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret. (C Buckland, M Beer) Also 1 Green Sandpiper, Tawny Owl, Blackcaps, Willow warblers, Chiffchaffs, Wheatear, Treecreeper, Swift. (P Stidwill)

Green Sandpiper – Phil Stidwill

Common Sandpiper – Phil Stidwill

Blackcap – Phil Stidwill

Wheatear – Phil Stidwill

Fal-Ruan NR: 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 220+ Curlew, 2 Swift, 350 Canada Goose. (R Veal)

Rosenannon Downs: large white heron-type bird from northern boundary stones, possible White Stork. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: juv Garganey still present. (DK Parker)

Roseland, Nare Head: 2 Chough in aerobatic flight over Paradoe Cove. Also variety of butterflies at Nare Head point. Painted Lady, Gatekeeper, Small Copper, Large White, Silver-studded Blue all present in small numbers. (D Hall)

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