Saturday 31st October 2020

Late news, 30/10, Downderry: Juvenile Sabine’s Gull flew west at 07:45. (A Payne)

Newlyn: 1 Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 3 Common Scoter, Kingfisher from Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Mousehole: Ad Pom Skua (with spoons), 3 Arctic Skua, 2 Red-throated Diver and 1 diver sp past Mousehule. (P St Pierre) Fea’s type Petrel at 11:27 less than 1Km out, also 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 juv Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott)

Pendeen (combined totals 0900-16:30): 3 Leach’s Petrel, 8 Grey Phalarope, 2 (ad, juv) Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 14+ Great Skua, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 13 Manx Shearwater, 2 Red-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 36 Common Scoter, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Plover. (R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins, S Rogers, P Clement et al)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Curlew Sandpiper with 10 Dunlin, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Grey Plover. (J Hawkey) 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 40 Redshank, 20 Lapwing, large numbers of Teal and Wigeon, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, numerous Herring Gull and Black-headed Gulls. (D Sharp) Great Egret and Merlin. (M Broadbent)

Hayle Estuary; Copperhouse Creek: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 35 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 7 Pink-footed Geese still present. (J Hawkey) 1 Greenshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Greylag Goose, 1 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, numerous Teal, Wigeon and Canada Geese. (D Sharp)

Kingfisher – Deena Sharp

Greenshank – Deena Sharp

Curlew Sandpiper – Deena Sharp

Greylag Goose – Deena Sharp

Hayle Estuary; Ryan’s Field: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, number of Black-headed Gulls.  (D Sharp)

Polgigga: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler along Bosistow Lane. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler still in the car park bushes and Red-throated Diver passed the headland. (D Balmer) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Snow Bunting. ( D Eva )

Nanjizal: 4cy Caspian Gull. (K Wilson)

Kenidjack: Cetti’s Warbler at the sewage works. (M Ahmad) 1 Firecrest. (J Branscombe)

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler. (Birdguides)

Nanquidno: Dusky Warbler reported. (Birdguides) Lapland Bunting in fields between Nanquidno and Cot Valley. (Birdguides)

Sennen Cove: 6 Grey Phalarope, Arctic Skua, Great Northern Diver plus ad Yellow-legged Gull on Cowloe. (D Balmer) juvenile Iceland Gull reported late afternoon. (Birdguides)

Land’s End: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (P Taylor)

Penberth: 1+ Yellow-browed Warbler, 2+ Firecrest. (R Archer, J Ryan)

Alsia Farm: c200 Fieldfare. (R Archer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2cy female Marsh Harrier still present. (P Walsh) Great White Egret flew from the marsh and up the valley at 15:05. (R Menari)

Men-an-Tol: 2 (1m) Yellowhammer, 1 Snipe. (R Veal)

Penzance: Great Northern Diver, Common Scoter, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 98 Turnstone, 2 Sanderling off Jubilee Pool. (P St Pierre)

Lizard: Sooty Shearwater passed at 08:45. (J Lethbridge)

St Mawes: Adult Iceland Gull. (D Cooper)

St Anthony-in-Meneage: 8+ Cattle Egret in cattle field near Dennis head. Viewed from coast path along Helford river. (G Wills)

St Anthony’s Head: 7:30-10:00am1 Grey Phalarope, 1 Manx Shearwater, 810 Kittiwake, 200 Gannet, 4 Great northern diver, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (3cy, adult), Peregrine Falcon, Merlin and 4 Cirl Bunting in the area. (M Broadbent)

St Clement: 2 Cattle Egret and male Pintail on Tresemple Pool. (M Broadbent)

Porthoustock: 4 Black Redstart on rocks behind the large concrete building. (J Jones)

Black Redstart – J Jones

Tremayne Quay; Helford: 3 Firecrest, 1 Greenshank, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (A Witheywood)

Great-crested Grebe – A Witheywood

Hannafore: 1 Ringed Plover, 30 Turnstone, 4 Purple Sandpiper, 18 Eider and 1 Great Northern Diver. ( M Beer)

Purple Sandpiper – M Beer

Gannel Estuary: 1 Ruff, 11 Med Gull, 344 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 750 Herring Gull, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 75 Great Black-backed Gull. (S Rowe) 1 Common Gull, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 19 Lesser Black backed Gull, 76 Great Black backed Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Curlew, 1 Redshank 2 Oystercatcher.(S Grose)

 

Towan Head (15:00-16:40): 2 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Skua, 4 Manx Shearwater, 2 Common Scoter, c250 Kittiwake. (S Rowe) 1 Red throated Diver past, 1 Peregrine Falcon caught a Grey Phalarope off the sea and was relocated on cliffs at ‘Tea Caverns’. (S Grose)

Peregrine with Grey Phalarope – Shaun Grose

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Grey Phalarope, 1 Red-throated Diver late am. (S Rowe)

Newquay Golf Course: 2 Skylark. (S Grose)

Great Western Beach: 1 male Black Redstart, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Chapel Amble; Wadebridge: 1 Wood Duck dead in farm gateway. Partly plucked and sporting orange ring 005. (A Langdon)

Camel Estuary: 1 Grey Phalarope, 1 Red-breasted Merganser. (C Selway)

Trevose Head: 1 female Merlin. (S. Marquis)

Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Grey Phalarope, 8 Snipe, 4 Cormorants, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Canada Geese. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 3 Goosander 1m 2f, 3 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Tufted Duck. (R Mudge)

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Monday 26th October 2020

Late News, 25/10, Nanquidno: Yellow-browed Warbler and 5 Firecrest. (P St Pierre)

Pendeen, lower slopes: 07:00-13:00, 1 Fea’s Petrel (08:22) 1 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 37 Manx Shearwater, 14 Fulmar, 25 Great Skua, 1 Pom Skua, 5 Arctic Skua, 1w Little Gull, 40 Med Gull, 9 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 5 Common Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Grey Phalarope,  3 Purple Sandpiper plus many 1000s of auks and Kittiwakes and 100s of gannets. (A Bayly, P Combridge, DK Parker) Also reported, (0815-1245) 2 Grey Phalarope, 18 Great Skua, 5 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, Little Gull, 10 Manx Shearwater, 20 Mediterranean Gull. Also large numbers of auks, Kittiwakes, Gannets. (D Balmer)

St Agnes Head: 07:30-11:30, 5 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Northern Diver, 4 Common Scoter, 14 Manx Shearwater, many 100s of auks, kittiwakes and gannets. (G Lawlor)

St. Clement/Tresillian: Pintail, Kingfisher, 15 Greenshank at Tresemple Pool. European White-Fronted Goose at Tressilian with extensive Canada Goose flock, Common Sandpiper. Grey Wagtail at St. Clements car park. (P.Carter)

White-fronted Goose – Philip Carter

Pintail – Philip Carter

Tresemple Pool: 13 Cattle Egret (Andrew le Masurier)

Drift Reservoir: Great Crested Grebe, 9 Cormorant, fem Goldeneye, Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 8 Teal, 32 Canada Geese, 3 Chiffchaff, Firecrest, Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Common Goldeneye – Dave Flumm

Sancreed: Snipe, c500 Woodpigeon, 30 Skylark, c100 Meadow Pipit. Also Painted Lady butterfly on the wing in spite of cold. (D Flumm)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest. (N Wheatley)

Kelynack: Firecrest. (P Wilson, D Balmer)

Nanquidno: Yellow-browed Warbler (P Wilson, D Balmer)

Pendeen: 2 Black Redstart at the Parish Hall. (R Bradbury, D Balmer)

Sennen: 13 Mediterranean Gull. (D Balmer)

Porth Nanven: 1 Black Redstart (D Eva)

Penzance: up to 34 Goldfinch at feeders in Lidden area garden again today. (T Mills)

Hayle Estuary: 8 Pink-footed Goose, juv Curlew Sandpiper and 1w Yellow-legged Gull on Copperhouse. 6 Grey Plover, 7 Greenshank, 52 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover on main estuary. (R Veal) Also, 2 Little Egret, 12 Redshank, 2 Shelduck, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, 2 Curlew, 5 Greenshank, 2 Oystercatcher. (A Kiz)

St Ives Island: 3 Great Skua moving west, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 1000s of Razorbill, 100s of Kittiwake & Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 1 Shag, Oystercatcher, Turnstone, Also, 8+ Purple Sandpiper still on the rocks, Meadow Pipits and a Kestrel. (D Northside)

Navax Point: (11:30-12:45) 2 Grey Phalarope, 3 Red-throated Diver, 2 1w Little Gull, 2 Manx Shearwater, 4 Common Scoter, 11 Dunlin, c15 Med Gull. (R Veal)

St Gothian Sands: 1 Wheatear (probably ssp leucorhoa), 11 Coot. (R Veal)

St Mawes: 2 Black Redstart at Newton Road. (S Turner)

Swanvale: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (M Binding)

Poltesco: 20 Crossbill, 3 Firecrest. (D Collins)

Church Cove: 2 Black Redstart. (D Collins)

Lowertown, Helston: Dipper, Grey Wagtail, 3 Jay and Coal Tit. (J Witheywood)

Dipper – Jen Witheywood

Newquay: 1 Snow Bunting on the Golf Course this morning. (K Barber)

Towan Head: 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Common Gull, 1 Brent Goose (N Long)

Trevose Head: 4 Corn Bunting, 1 Great Northern Diver flew past with large number of Auks towards the west. Also 2 Chough flew over towards Mother Ivy’s Bay at 10.30. (J St Ledger)

Corn Bunting – John St Ledger

Chapel Amble: 2 Cattle Egret. Also 100+ Fieldfare and 150+ Redwing feeding on berries. (J St Ledger)

Tregrehan: 1f Black Redstart in Boscundle Woods. (I Stewart)

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Tuesday 25th August 2020

Porthgwarra: (06:00-09:00) 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Common Tern, 1 Kittiwake, Mediterranean  Gull, 17 Storm Petrel. (N Sluman). 92 Storm Petrel, 2 Arctic Tern, 7 ‘Commic’ Tern, 8 Sooty Shearwater. (R Veal, M Ahmad) 1 Fea’s type Petrel flew west between 16:05 and 16:12 (M Hawkes), 1 Balearic Shearwater, 17 Sooty Shearwater, 73 Storm Petrel past by 16:20. (Birdguides)

Mousehole: (1hr seawatch off coastpath at Penlee Caravan Park, 3pm-4pm) Manx Shearwaters passing at about 15/min, many Storm Petrel feeding and passage in small groups. Also 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Harbour Porpoise, 1 Grey Seal and 1 Painted Lady butterfly. (T Mills)

European Storm Petrel compilation – Tony Mills

Lizard: 120 Storm Petrel, 4 Great Shearwater and 10 Sooty Shearwater. (L Ozsanlav-Harris)

Restronguet Point: 2 Gannet. (K Hambly-Staite)

Porthgwidden: 2 Common Tern. (K Hambly-Staite)

St Stephen: 40 House Martin (B Bosisto)

Killigerran; Roseland: 3.30pm-4.30pm today. 103 Gannet, 3 Great Shearwater, 24 Manx Shearwater, 4 Fulmar,1 Common Dolphin with calf, and 7 Atlantic Grey Seal. (D Hall)

Rame Head: (0800-1100) 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 10 Storm Petrel, 4  Auk sp, 1 Commic Tern, 1 Razorbill. 1 ad Sabine’s Gull, 40+ Kittiwake, 150+ Manx Shearwater. (G Lewis)

Hannafore Point: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 8 Storm Petrel between 10:30 and 11:30am (Birdguides)

East Looe Beach: 1 Sandwich Tern. (S Jones)

Hannafore; Looe: 4 x Eider diving off shore (3 x female, 1 x juv. Male). (D Sharp)

Pendeen 10:00-16:00: 11 Sooty Shearwater, 71 Storm Petrel, 6 Commic Tern, 1 Wilson’s Petrel (12:40), 2 Sandwich Tern, 6 Common Scoter, 1 Black Tern, 2 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 2+ Bluefin Tuna, 3+ Ocean Sunfish, 8+ Common Dolphin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell). 1 Wilson’s Petrel at 1:30pm, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 3 adult Sabine’s Gull, 6 Sooty Sheartwater, 75 Storm Petrel, 2 Arctic Tern, 1 Knot, 4 Common Scoter, 2 Whimbrel. (L Langley et al) 16:00-17:30 11 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Storm Petrel,1 ad Sabine’s Gull, 5 Balearic Shearwater,1 Great Skua.(D Parker) 1500 – 1730hrs 3 adult Roseate Tern (16.20hrs); 2 Sandwich Terns, 1 juv Common Tern, 1 Great Shearwater (16.57hrs), 9 Sooty Shearwaters, 49+ Storm Petrel, 5 Great Skua. (J Hawkey) An additional Sabine’s Gull and Great Shearwater up to 8pm. (S Rowe)

St Ives Island 13:30-17:40: 700+ Gannet, 14 Shag, 2 Cormorant, 20 Fulmar, 1200+ Manx Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Kittiwake, 1 Common Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great-black backed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Little Gull (15:30), 19 Sandwich Tern, 4 Little Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 3 Roseate Tern (15:57), 6 Commic Terns, 3 Dunlin, 6 Turnstone, 11 Ocean Sunfish (between 13:35-15:30). (P. Nason)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 4 Gadwall,  4 Little & 4 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Swift, 35 House Martin, 3 Turnstone. (D Flumm)

Lands End: 6 Balearic Shearwater (Birdguides)

Illogan: 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Smith)

St Agnes Head: (16:00-19:00) 4 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 2+ Storm Petrel, 4 Great Skua, 1 Puffin (M Buckley).

Trevose Head: (1645-2010) 2 Grey Phalarope, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Arctic Skua, probable juv Long-tailed Skua, 7 Storm Petrel. (R Augarde)

Davidstow: 1 Turnstone, 29 Ringed Plover, 8+ Dunlin. ( B Craven)

Tintagel: From 14.15-16.30.1 Arctic Skua (dk phase), 1 Puffin,4 Common Scoter, 8 Curlew, 509 + Gannets, 223+ Manx Shearwaters. 27 Fulmar. (B Craven)

 

 

 

 

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Thursday 20th August 2020

Pendeen: Fea’s type petrel with Manx Shearwaters at 08:12. (P Combridge)

Gwithian: Caspian Tern seen briefly on the beach. (K Wilson)

Marazion: Juv Curlew Sandpiper, c40 (c15 juv) Sanderling, c40 Ringed Plover, c30 Dunlin, 7 Turnstone at 07:00. (R Veal) 2 Curlew Sandpiper this evening. (S Rogers)

Downderry (07:00 – 10:30): 2 Balearic Shearwater, 8 juv Mediterranean Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern, 9 Kittiwake, 9 Manx Shearwater, 6 Fulmar, 1 juv Yellow-legged gull & 1 dark phase Arctic Skua (P Kemp)

Porthgwarra (06:35 – 11:00): 7 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, c395 Manx Shearwater (incl feeding raft of c100), 6 Great Skua, 2 Whimbrel, 20 Kittiwake, 4 Med Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Commic Tern. (D Flumm, LGR Evans et al.)

Cape Cornwall (07:30-11:00): 2+ Great Shearwater, 1+ Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Sunfish, 17 Med Gulls, 1 Common Gull, 4 Commic Terns, 8 Dunlin, 8 Whimbrel, 4 Turnstone and 2 Ringed Plover. (N Wheatley)

Killigerran (2 hour seawatch after work): 5 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Great Shearwater ,18 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 dark phase adult Arctic Skua , 1 juv Black Tern, 4 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cirl Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Great Shearwater – Bob Bosisto

Great Shearwater – Bob Bosisto

Yellow-legged Gull – Bob Bosisto

Yellow-legged Gull – Bob Bosisto

Bumble Rock, Lizard (11.20-18.10): juvenile Long-tailed Skua, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 5 Great Shearwater, 1 large shear sp, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 27+ Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern. (L Langley)

Drift Reservoir: Adult Spotted Sandpiper (on eastern shore), 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Little Egret, 3 Teal, 2 Gadwall,2 Tufted Duck, 42 Mallard, 1 Kingfisher, 28 Swift. (D Flumm, LGR Evans)

Greenshank – Robin Chiffers

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Coot, 5 Little Grebe (4 juv), 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 22 Curlew. (P Fraser)

Loe Pool: 11 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 1 Turnstone, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 54 Canada Goose, 1 white hybrid goose, 3 immature Whitethroat, 16  Great Crested Grebe including 1 immature, 2 Mediterranean Gull. Also 2 Golden-ringed Dragonfly. (G Adams)

Gannel: Little Egret and Great White Egret. (E Henderson)

Hannafore Point (14:30 – 16:30): 2 Sooty Shearwater,  5 Manx Shearwater, 500+ Gannet,  9 Sandwich Tern, 2 Kittiwake, 1 Med. Gull, 2 Black Headed Gull, 3 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Shag, 8 Cormorant, 2 Turnstone, 20 Oystercatcher, 4 Eider (2 drakes), 1 juv. male Sparrowhawk. (M & R Frost)

Kingsmill lake: 5 Common Sandpiper, 24 Greenshank, 22+ Redshank, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plover, 34 Dunlin, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 imm/f Teal & 17 Little Egret at 17.30 (P Kemp)

Walmsley Reserve: 5 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Shoveler, 3 Teal this evening. (P Roseveare)

Porthkidney: 4 (2 ad, 2 juv) Little Tern, 5 Arctic Tern, c30 Sandiwch Tern, 2 Dunlin, c20 Sanderling this evening. (R Veal et al)

Hayle: 1 Common Sandpiper. (D Cains)

Newlyn: 1 Great Skua and 1 Baearic Shearwater at 18:00 .(L Proctor)

Wednesday 19th August 2020

Late news, 18/8, Drift Reservoir (members only): Spotted Sandpiper, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, Little Egret. (D Flumm)

Late news, 18/8, Mounts Bay: Juv Long-tailed Skua seen from Mermaid II c1 mile off Longrock. (M Elliott)

Long-tailed Skua – Martin Elliott

Long-tailed Skua – Martin Elliott

Porthgwarra, Hella Pt, (06:00-18:00): 137 Great Shearwater, 8 Cory’s Shearwater, 8 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 2 Long-tailed Skua, 12 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Common Tern, 1 Sandwich Tern, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Turnstone. (S Rogers, S Rowe, M Wallace et al) Also Fea’s-type Petrel reported from the cove 17:17.

Pendeen: Black-browed Albatross reported close past at 15:40. Also 4 1w Mediterranean Gulls, 1w Yellow-legged Gull past 10:00 – 10:30; juv Wheatear. (A Hartley)

Killigerran: Fea’s-type petrel at 09:20. (P Maker)

Drift Reservoir: Spotted Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Gadwall, 87 Canada Geese & 4 hybrids, 11 Swift, 100 Goldfinch. (D Flumm)

Spotted Sandpiper – David Flumm

Black-tailed Godwit – David Flumm

Spotted Sandpiper – David Flumm

Lamorna, Tater-du (0730-1430): 46 Great Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 3 Storm Petrel. (M McKee)

Lizard, Bumble Rock (11:24-15:01): 25+ Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, imm Pomarine Skua, 6 Great Skua, 4+ juv Med Gull. (L Langley)

Mousehole: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 8 Sandwich Tern, 1 Black Tern. (M Elliott)

Newlyn: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 3 Sandwich Tern, 8 commic tern, also Sunfish off Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Downderry (7-11.30): 290+ Manx Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel, 4 Kittiwake, 1 juv Med Gull, 3 Common Tern, 9 Little Tern, 18 Sandwich Tern, 1 juv Pomarine Skua, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin & 1 Ringed Plover (P Kemp)

Porthkidney: 1 Little Tern, c40 Sandwich Tern, 1 Dunlin this evening. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 ad Arctic Tern, 2+ Turnstone, c.25 Dunlin, 2 ad Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Teal, 1 Gadwall at 08:00. Also 7 Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 24 Dunlin, 3 (2 juv) Black-tailed Godwit at 18:00. (R Veal) Also 10 Black-tailed Godwit. (D Cains)

Black-tailed Godwit, David Cains

Lizard Lighthouse: 1 Pied Flycatcher (D Eva)

Church Cove: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (D Eva)

Maer Lake: 23 Dunlin, 14 Black tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Mediterranean Gulls, 3 Common Sandpiper, c.10 Wood Pigeon. (I&H Kendall)

Stithians reservoir (southern causeway): 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 30+ Curlew, 6 Snipe, 3 Swift, 17 Little Grebe at 17.30 (P Kemp, J St Ledger, S Turner)

St Mawes (Tavern Beech): 35 Mediterranean Gull (R Seekins)

Siblyback: 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Black-tailed Godwit. (A Dawson)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Knot, 8 Ringed Plover, 27 Dunlin, 10 Greenshank, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Whimbrel.

Marazion: 6 Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Sanderling, 4 Turnstone, and a mixed flock of 50+ Dunlin and Ringed Plover as well as good numbers of Herring Gulls picking over the storm debris on the beach late afternoon (A Hartley)

Mediterranean Gull, Adam Hartley

Wadebridge, Town bridge: 71 Redshank (1 bird has a green plastic ring above the left knee with white lettering), 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk, (also of interest, one of the Mallard has a blue plastic ring on right leg). (S Grose)

Monday 27th July 2020

Polperro: 1 Fea’s type Petrel, steady passage of Manx Shearwater, Gannet and Fulmar. Also a few Kittiwake and a Mediterranean Gull. (N Machin)

Porthgwarra (0530-1645): 48 Cory’s Shearwater, 45 Great Shearwater, 6 large Shearwater sp., 25 Sooty Shearwater, 11 Balearic Shearwater, 18 Puffin, 2 Pomarine Skua (one chasing a Cory’s 12:15), Arctic Skua, 6 Great Skua, 40 Storm Petrel, 3 ad Arctic Tern, 3 Common Tern, 4+ juv Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Little Egret, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Wheatear. (R Veal, M Wallace, S Rowe, C Smith, N Rogers et al)

Great Shearwater, Nigel Rogers

Chapel Point: 7 Great Shearwater, 3 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 2413 Manx Shearwater, Roseate Tern, 3 Pomarine Skua, 5 Great Skua, 65 Storm Petrel, 27 Puffin, 2 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 15 Common Tern, 6 Arctic Tern, 1 Common Scoter, 3 Mediterranean Gull early am. (B Bosisto)

Lizard Point (0645-1045): 10 Great Shearwater, 24 Cory’s Shearwater, 10 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 22 Puffin, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Arctic Tern, 2 Common Tern, 5 Storm-Petrel, 1 Swift. (I Maclean et al). Bumble Rock (0715-1700): 40+ Great Shearwater, 20+ Cory’s Shearwater, 20+ Sooty Shearwater, 15+ Balearic Shearwater, 30+ Storm Petrel, 1 Arctic Tern, 30+ Puffin, 1 Pom Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1+ juv Yellow-legged Gull. (L Langley, S Bearhop, S Votier et al)

Yellow-legged Gull, Stu Bearhop

Coverack: 4 Roseate Tern, 1 Great Skua. (D Eva) 1 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Mediterranean Gulls (8 juveniles – 1 with white leg ring 38KK). (D Wright, G Adams) 2 Common Tern. (J St Ledger)

Common Tern, John St Ledger

Rame Head (0730-1030): 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 15 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 200+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 1 Storm Petrel, 5 Common Tern, 1 Roseate Tern (still with pink hue), 2 “Commic” Tern. (G Lewis)

Mousehole: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Storm Petrel before 10am. (M Elliott)

Pendeen (1530-1630): 3 Great Shearwater, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel. (B Mellow, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Cape Cornwall (1525-1715): 3 Cory’s Shearwater, light southerly movement Manx Shearwater, also 3 “Comic” Tern. (P Clarke)

St Ives: 1 Great Shearwater reported tho distant.

Maer Lake: 1 Cattle Egret this morning. (N Bastin)

Cattle Egret – Nigel Bastin

Bude Marshes: 1 Great White Egret still present and showing well along the river. Also, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Moorhen with well-grown young. (H kendall)

Wadebridge: 300+ Rook, 9 Mediterranean Gull with large Gull flock in field next to lay your at West park farm. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 14 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Kingfisher, 1 m Tufted Duck, 3 Common Sandpiper, 9 Coot, 3 Grey Heron, 14 Grey Wagtail. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 7 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Downderry: total count from two watches this morning, 0600-0850 and 1005-1155; 19 Common Scoter, 406 Gannet, 21 Fulmar, 760 Manx Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 35 Kittiwake and 2 Sandwich Tern. (A Payne)

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Friday 21st September 2018

Late photos, 17/9, Drift Reservoir: Wood Sandpiper and Bar-tailed Godwit. (D Cains)

Wood Sandpiper, David Cains

Bar-tailed Godwits, David Cains

Wadebridge: 8 Cattle Egret in field next to tower hide at Walmsley, viewed from Trewornan Bridge at 08:00. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 76 Curlew, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, 1 Cattle Egret in to roost at Penpol Creek with 7 Little Egret at 20.00 this eve. (S Grose)

Millbrook: 2 Cattle Egret in field with cattle south of Radford Lane this evening. (B Taggart)

Towan Head, 07:30 & 10:30: Leach’s Petrel, Sooty Shearwater, Great Skua, 7 Grey Phalarope, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Sandwich Tern, 10 ‘commic’ terns, 16 Common Scoter. (R Kirkwood) 16.30 – 18.00: 3 Arctic Skua harrasing 12 Sandwich Tern then settling on sea, 5 Grey Phalarope, 3 Common  Scoter,  5 Balearic Shearwater,  50+ Manx Shearwater,  3 Leach’s Petrel. (M  Lammas)

Newquay: 4 Great Skua , 1 Pomarine Skua (juv ), 1 adult pale phase Arctic Skua, 9 Sandwich Tern, 4 Arctic Tern, 2 Common Tern, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Grey Phalarope, 2 Mediterranean Gull & 2 Common Scoter. (B Bosisto)

East Pentire, Newquay (07.00-07.50): 1 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 8 Arctic  Tern, 30 Kittiwake, c.1200 Gannet. (S Rowe) 16.00-18.00: 2 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Storm Petrel, 10 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Sandwich Tern, 11 ‘Commic’ Tern. (S Rowe)

Pendeen Watch: 32 Great Shearwater, 126 Balearic Shearwater, 40 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 12 Arctic Skua, 26 Great Skua, 16 Grey Phalarope, 7 Leach’s Petrel, 3 Storm Petrel, 4 Sabine’s Gull (1 juv), 2 Little Tern, 22 Sandwich Tern, 76 Arctic Tern, 1162 commic tern 28 Common Scoter, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2+ Chough and 1 Puffin between 07:00 & 13:00. (P Roseveare, S Rogers, M Elliott et al.) Fea’s type Petrel at 11:40 also 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 48 Great Shearwater, 2 Pomarine Skua & 18 Grey Phalarope. (S Votier)

Cape Cornwall: 5 Great Shearwater, 74 Balearic Shearwater, 27 Sooty Shearwater, 10+ Grey Phalarope (passing and on sea), 10 Great Shearwater and 3 Arctic Skua. (N Wheatley)

Sennen Cove: Many hundreds of Gannet feeding offshore, at least 1 Great Shearwater amongst them mid pm. Late pm 1 Sabine’s Gull close in, plus 1 Arctic Skua, 5 ad Mediterranean Gull and a few Kittiwake. (J Miller)

St Ives Island seawatch, 16.30 – 17.30: 1 ad pale phase Pomarine Skua, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Grey Phalarope. (N Hallam) 07.00 – 13.15: 34 Arctic Skua,  21 Great Skua, 3 Pomarine Skua, 1 Long-tailed Skua (a second summer bird), (many skuas just stayed in the bay feeding off the terns). 5 Black Tern, 1 Little Tern, 3 Sabine’s Gulls (2 juveniles and one adult), 1 Little Gull, 25 Mediterranean Gull, 600 Kittiwake (settled on the sea feeding on a fish ball), 1 Great Shearwater, 128 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater. large passage of Manx Shearwater, 1, Wilson’s Petrel (this bird fed less than 100 yards offshore under the St. Ives Island, pattering on the water for some time in the sunshine where all the details were clearly observed before moving Westwards), 1 Leach’s Petrel,  6 Fulmars,  25 Guillemots, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Turnstone, 37 Common Scoter and 27 Grey Phalarope (with a flock of 14 sitting on the sea off the St. Ives Island) also  2 Sunfish.  (V Stratton, T McGowan) Having studied Seabird Migration at St. Ives Island for 65 years this year, I have never experienced the number and volume of terns that were going through today, there were literally thousands of them, The St Ives bay was simply clogged with terns and when looking towards the Stones Buoy 3.5 miles away the sea was literally white with terns for the full distance for the full 6 hours, they were coming in from the North in flocks of 150 to 200 plus continually. Two flocks of Sandwich Terns on Porthminster Beach contained 174 birds, a flock later in the day out towards Godrevy Lighthouse had 150 mixed Terns and another flock containing 90 mixed Terns. (V Stratton)

Coverack: Grey Phalarope still off the car park. (J Foster)

Loe Pool: Common Crane showing well from the old hide also 1 Grey Heron, 2 Common Sandpiper, 6 Cormorant, 2 Dunlin. (T Wilkinson, P Ash, J St Ledger) Plus 1 Grey Phalarope. (M Jones)

Common Crane – Paul Ash

 

Porthgwarra: 1 juv Rosy Starling at Lower Roskestal. (J Overfield)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 prob Pectoral Sandpiper. Ryan’s Field: 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Kingfisher briefly, 50+ Mediterranean Gull and 50+ Curlew at high tide (4pm), (no sign Pec sand on estuary). (T Mills)

St Columb Minor: 1 juv Sparrowhawk with kill at Fairpark Cemetery. (S Grose)

Point Quay: Still at least 1 Osprey. (J Chapple)

Devoran Quay: 2 Osprey, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 42 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Sandwich tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger)

Catchall: 1 Barn Owl pre-dawn over B3283 (J.Evans)

Porthilly Point: 25 Mediterranean Gull, 39 Sandwich Tern, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Curlew, 12 Ringed Plover, 21 Dunlin, 66 Oystercatcher, 2 Turnstone, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret & 1 Shelduck.(S Grose)

Par: 1 Firecrest  at Boscundle at 11:30 in private garden. (I Stewart)

Drift Reservoir, (members only): 5 Common Sandpiper. (M Ahmad)

Lands End: few common migrants in bushes and 4 Chough in field with Jackdaws and Crows. (T Mills)

Ruan Lanihorne . Fal-Ruan complex, 21/09/18, High Tide, 4.30 pm: 1 Osprey fished successfully and flew down river with catch. (D Hall)

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