Wednesday 19th September 2018

Late news, 18/9, Towan Head: 5 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 4 Storm Petrel, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 18 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 3 Med Gull. (S Rowe)

Devoran Quay: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs plus Spotted Redshank and 3 Ospreys (probably including the Restronguet bird). (J St Ledger M Pass et al.)

Lesser Yellowlegs, John St Ledger

Lesser Yellowlegs, Dave Parker

Lesser Yellowlegs, Dave Parker

Helston Boating Lake: 1 m Ferruginous Duck of unknown origin.

Loe Pool: Common Crane still at the Helston end at 11:20. (M Nattrass, J Foster, )

Walmsley Sanctuary: 8 Cattle Egret now, with cattle, in field behind Walmsley tower hide. (A Piper)

St Clement, Menadews Farm: 2 Cattle Egret in field below farm buildings. (S Grose)

Lizard Point: 2 Great Shearwater, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 350 Balearic Shearwater & 8 Sooty Shearwater.

Levant: 3 Great Shearwater, 11 Balearic Shearwater, 75 Manx Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel, 3 Leach’s Petrel, 2 Great Skua, 1 adult Sabine’s Gull and 2 Sandwich Tern between 12:45 & 15:45. (PA Fraser)

East Pentire, Newquay (16:40-17:40): 3 Leach’s Petrel, 9 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua. (S Rowe)

Pendeen, 12.45-15.45: 3 Great Shearwater, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 3 Leach’s Petrel, 11 Balearic Shearwater and 4 Storm Petrel.

Restronguet Point: Osprey this morning. (J Chapple) Osprey was on the mine bank post this afternoon and fished successfully at 4.15 returning to the post to eat. 2 Sandwich Tern. (K Dalziel)

Osprey, Kate Dalziel

Penpol Creek: 3 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 28 Redshank, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron. (K Dalziel)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Ruff. (D Cains) 1 Spotted  Redshank, 1 Peregrine flew over, 7+ Mediterranean
Gull from the causeway and 1 Sandwich Tern in Carnsew Pool. (D Jenkins) 70 + Sandwich Tern off 7th tee West Cornwall golf club. (S Turner)

Ruff, David Cains

St Winnow: Osprey at 12:30 plus Greenshank and Spotted Redshank in the afternoon. (D Julian)

Portmellon: 4 Balearic Shearwater and 5 Sooty Shearwater.

Porthgwarra: 30 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Grey Phalarope between 15:10 & 17:00.

Hannafore Point: 5 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Black Tern.

Looe: 3 Balearic Shearwater and 1 ad Little Gull.

Mousehole: 36 Great Shearwater, 40 Balearic Shearwater but no Manx Shearwater between 18:30 & 18:45. (M Elliott)

Ruan Lanihorne: 2 Osprey at 13:50.

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 6 Mute Swan, 24 Canada Goose, 3 Shelduck, 65 Mallard, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 1 Merlin (hunting House Martin), 2 Peregrine Falcon, 170 Oystercatcher, 11 Dunlin, 27 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 75 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 270 Black-headed Gull, 70 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 5 House Martin, 17 Swallow, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 45 Carrion Crow, 5 Starling, 7 House Sparrow, 1 Rabbit, 2 Small White, 3 Speckled Wood. (M Scawen et al.)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 3 Dunlin, 2+ Common Sandpiper, 3 drake Tufted Duck and 1 Wheatear. (DK Parker)

Chapel Point: 2+ Arctic Skua, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Puffin. Also Norwegian & Cornish ringed Great Black-backed Gulls en route back to Mevagissey. (J Dunning)

Trevassack, Lizard: 2 Marsh Harrier mid afternoon. (C Richards)

Downderry: 1 juv Little Gull, 40 Manx Shearwater, 6 Large Shearwater, 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Auk, Gannets in numbers. (C Buckland)

Towan Head: 11 Common Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Scoter. (S Rowe)

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Friday 7th September 2018

Late photos, 3/9, Caerthillian: Nightingale. (D Collins)

Nightingale, David Collins.

Nightingale, David Collins.

Late news, 6/9, Land’s End/Treeve Moor/Cycle Track: 2 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear. 1 hybrid Hooded x Carrion Crow toward Sennen End of cycle track. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, M Jones)

Late news, 6/9, Pendeen: 6 Whinchat in field adjacent to large cottage near lighthouse. (B Dodd)

Late news, 6/9, Helston Boating Lake: Presumed escapeFerruginous Duck still present. (B Dodd)

Caerthillian: 1 Red-backed Shrike juv type ( M Pass, J Foster, T Blunden ), 1 Melodious Warbler Caerthillian pump house ( T Blunden, M Pass, J Foster ) 1 Wryneck ( J Foster, M Pass, T Blunden ) poss Nightingale very briefly (M Pass ), 4 Crossbill (T Blunden ), 5+ Whinchat. (M Pass)

Nanjizal: 1 Ortolan Bunting flushed from Trevilley Farm 08:30. Also 72 new birds ringed including: 6 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 24 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 12 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher. (P Roseveare)

Polgigga: 1 juv Marsh Harrier over at 13:55. (M Wallace)

Drift Resevoir (members only): 2 Little Egret, 21 Teal, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck showing well in the bottom car park. (S Turner, J Swann) Also 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater past.

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, numerous Chiffchaff. (S Turner)

Nanquidno: 3 Whitethroat, several Blackcap and Chiffchaff. (S Turner)

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Wheatear, 4 Meadow Pipit, 4+ Pied Wagtail, 200+ House Martin, 15 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Teal, 25 Little Grebe,1 Tufted Duck, 7 Snipe, 2 Barnacle Goose in with Canada geese. (C Buckland)

Porthgwarra: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel reported past the cove. (B Richards) Also 1 Redstart, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 6 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 12 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (M McKee, DK Parker, M Wallace)

Maer Lake: 1 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 4 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 9 Black-Tailed Godwit, 200+ Canada Geese. (T Nicholson)

Garrow, Bodmin Moor: 1 Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 1 Wheatear, 4 Stonechat, 24 Linnet. (B Bryne)

North Cliffs: 3 Stonechat, 1 juvenile Adder. (J Baker)

Kingsmill Lake: 26 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 4 Knot, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 60+ Redshank and at 14:30 1 juv. Osprey circled the lake for 5 minutes. (M Beer, M Buckle)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 male, 1 female), 2 Greenfinch, 1 Coal Tit, all on feeders. 1 Whitethroat, under feeders. (J St Ledger)

Whitethroat, John St Ledger.

Lizard Village: 2 House Martin (juv). (J St Ledger)

Juvenile House Martins, John St Ledger.

Lizard Point: 1m Yellow Wagtail; 12+ White Wagtails & 20+ Pied Wagtails in field with cattle behind lighthouse. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Penhale Dunes: 6 Whinchat, Tree Pipit and Great Spotted Woodpecker + many 100s of Autumn Lady’s Tresses in the short turf around St Piran’s Cross.  Also in the cattle field, 1 White Wagtail, 10 Pied Wagtail, Sand Martin and 2 Curlew. (T Wilson)

Downderry:  0700-0845, moving west were 41 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Fulmar and 670+ Gannet. A few Common Dolphin also present.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 2 Common Sandpiper.

Camel Estuary: 105 Dunlin, 11 Ringed Plover, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Common Redshank, 7 Knot, 271 Curlew ( including a colour ringed bird ), 3 Bar-tailed Godwit. ( B Bosisto)

Soapy Cove: 1 Whearear, 1 Whinchat and 1 Tree Pipit. (D Wright)

Windmill Farm: 1 Marsh Harrier (female type). (D Wright)

Gulval: Swallows – The pair which have nested in our garage for many years arrived late 7th June; laid clutch of 6 eggs then discarded 3 eggs by eating or carrying away and hatched the remaining 3 which fledged. The second brood in August they only laid 3 eggs and these 3 will fledge in next day or so. (J Hawkey)

Kynance, (S.of Kynance Cove NT car park):  2 Willow Warbler, 1 female Blackcap and 1 Wall Brown. (P & C Brewster)

Porth Reservoir: 94 Canada Goose, 1 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 9 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dipper. (S Rowe)

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