Thursday 31st October 2019

Sennen: 1 large Pipit sp. (call analysed and strongly suggests Paddyfield Pipit) still mid-afternoon in cut maize field behind the shop c.SW361257. (M Ahmad et al.) View from public footpath from 4th field South West of Sennen school, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. {Eds- DNA has been collected and is being analysed ‘as a priority’}

probable Paddyfield Pipit, Mashuq Ahmad

probable Paddyfield Pipit, Mashuq Ahmad

sonogram of probable Paddyfield Pipit

AUD-20191031-WA0016 Recording of probable Paddyfield Pipit. (Mashuq Ahmad)

Lizard: 1st winter Black-faced Bunting – dropped into Pistil at 08:35 and showed reasonably well on the path , fence lines and scrub for approx 2 minutes then spooked and flew north towards the village (M Pass). Bottlebank Field, Lizard: 1 Dotterel, 1 Knot, 30 Dunlin, 1 Golden Plover, 30+ Lapwing, 19 Snipe, 1 Water Rail heard (I Maclean, M Pass, D Collins) Housel Bay:  1 Siberian Chiffchaff (M Pass) Also, 1 Woodcock (D Collins) Church Cove: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean) Bass Point: 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean) Also, 1 Black Redstart (D Collins) Lizard Point: 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean) Also, 2 Common Scoter (D Collins) Hellarcher Pumping Station, Lizard: Siberian Chiffchaff (D Collins)

Nanjizal: 1 Pallas’s Warbler in ‘Alder Fly’ Valley. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra to St Levan: Spotted Crake on track at edge of middle wood then moved into fields; also Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat (poss eastern type), 9 Black Redstart, Firecrest and a Woodcock. (M Wallace) Also 2 Ring Ouzel (B Toms) 6 Firecrests, 5 Goldcrests, Blackcap, 3 ChiffChaff, 5 Snow Buntings beside stone wall before scared off towards Coastguard Lookout by 2 Peregrines, 1 male Kestrel, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, many Song Thrush & Blackbirds in the valley. 20+ Golden Plover flying over the moor, 5 Chough & 28 ‘potential’ Rock Doves in flock perched on rocks below Coastguard Lookout. No domestic variants amongst them. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

St Levan: Lesser Whitethroat (poss eastern type), 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, 9 Black Redstart, Firecrest, Woodcock (M Wallace)

Lands End: 5 Snow Bunting on coast path just north of Lands End complex, also Yellow-browed Warbler in bushes on north side of complex; also Lapland Bunting over and Black Redstart at Trinity Cottages. (G Hodgson) 1 Firecrest, 8 Reed Bunting, 1 Fieldfare, 36 Song Thrush, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Black Redstart (around complex), 1 Wheatear, 14 Chiffchaff, 53 Skylark, 144 Chaffinch, 1 Siskin, 2 Gadwall, 1 Teal (T Phelps, M Doyle).

Marazion Marsh: Great White Egret early morning (flew towards the Mount c.08:30), 2 Little Egret, 13 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 19 Mallard, 1 Shoveler plus 14 Swallow on Longrock Pool. (P Walsh, R Veal, DK Parker)

Great White Egret – Dave Parker

Great White Egret – Dave Parker

Marazion: Snow Bunting, 2 Wheatear, 2 Knot on the beach, c.80 Ringed Plover c.90 Common Scoter, 3 Teal, 1 Red-throated Diver and 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Veal, DK Parker) Additionally 1 Tufted Duck (S Foote)

Trevothan, Coverack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler in private garden (D Beadle)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 12 Dark-bellied Brent Goose.

Drift Reservoir: 1 female Goosander (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Cot Valley: 6 Black Redstart on north side of cove at Porth Nanven.

Portheras Valley: 1 Little Bunting present until mid-morning, also 1 Woodcock. (P Clement)

Little Bunting – D Parker

Kenidjack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 3 nominate Chiffchaff. (P Clement)

Porth Joke: 2 Snow Bunting on coast path just past Kelsey Head 11.00am (S Carr)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet in churchyard 08.30, 1m Blackcap, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Robin, in private garden (J Baker)

St Clement: 6 Cattle Egret. (M Jones)

Grampound: 1 Jack Snipe sat in middle of unclassified road at dusk. (M Jones)

Hayle: Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Kingfisher, Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank and Coal Tit. (J Witheywood)

Kingfisher – J Witheywood

Red-breasted Merganser – J Witheywood

Hayes: St. Ives Bay: 6 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Harbour Porpoise. (J Evans)

Millponds: 1 Firecrest, 20+ Siskin on Alder, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay. (J Evans)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Black-throated Diver overhead and into the Carrick Roads (D Chaney). 1 Sandwich Tern (on buoy), 4 Common Scoter (on water). (J St Ledger)

Swanpool: 1 Sandwich Tern (different bird to above), 6 Mediterranean Gull, 35 Black-headed Gull all roosting in the carpark, 1 Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 1 Kingfisher and 4 further Mediterranean Gull and 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull on the pool. Swanpool Point: 7 Turnstone, 4 Common Scoter, 150+ Shag offshore. (D Chaney)

Castle Beach: 4 Brent Goose, 1 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Firecrest (T Phelps, M Doyle)

Falmouth: 1 Blackcap (male), 1 Firecrest. In private garden in Trescobeas area. (J St Ledger)

Godolphin Cross: 2 Firecrest. (C Richards)

Tintagel: 2 Firecrest, 10 Goldcrest, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 20 Robin. (B Bosisto)

Lower Tamar Lake: 4 Willow Tit, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Bullfinch. Also 1 Otter on the weir. (R Mudge)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 female Scaup , 8 White-fronted Geese, 1 pair of Pintail, c10 Shoveler, c60 Black-tailed Godwit, c8 Dunlin, 18 Fieldfare, c200 Teal, c20 Wigeon, c200 Canada Geese, 1 pair of Stonechat, c8 Gadwall, 3 Grey Herons, 25 Cattle Egret, 4 Moorhen, c10 Curlew, c100 Lapwing, 1 Buzzard. (A Langdon)

White-fronted Goose – A Langdon

Female Scaup – Walmsley

Wadebridge: 3 Common Sandpiper behind Bridge Bike Hire. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 3 Common Gull, 32 Mediterranean Gull on mussel crates at high tide this morning. (S Grose)

Tremayne Quay: 2 Shelduck, 2 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 9 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 5 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 5 Curlew, 5 Mallard (S Chandler)

Gwithian: 2 Pochard, 20 Teal and a Wigeon. (P Freestone)

Pednavounder, Coverack: 300 Lapwing (M Nattrass)

Pendeen: 3028 Chaffinch flew west between 07:10 & 09:00. (P Combridge)


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)