Monday 13th September 2021

Hayle: 3 Glossy Ibis, circled and flew south 1110. 1 Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwit. (D Eva) In addition, 1 Little Stint & 12 Greenshank. (N Wheatley)

Drift Reservoir:Glossy Ibis circling the NW arm at 13:25 was a nice diversion from strimming work, it appeared to be landing but couldn’t be relocated. Also 1 Snipe, 1 Greenshank and 1 Common Sandpiper. (DK Parker) Also, Osprey, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, 24 Mallard, Sand Martin, 30 House Martin, 70 Swallow. Also 40+ White Wagtails (ad’s & juv’s) in field following a plough near the dam. (D Flumm) In addition, 1 Greenshank, 6 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe (2 ad, 3 juv), 2 Common Teal, 1 f Sparrowhawk and 2 Grey Heron, late afternoon. (T Mills)

Osprey – Dave Flumm

Osprey – Dave Flumm

juvenile Great-crested Grebe – Tony Mills

Pendeen: Sabine’s Gull and 1 Balearic Shearwater early morning. (M Werran) Wryneck showing well from 17:55-18:40 in gorse and stone wall adjacent to track running down from lighthouse car park and lower car park. Also 7 Chough in field east of road to Pendeen village between lighthouse car park and farm. (A Whitehouse)

Wryneck – Adam Whitehouse

Tenerife, Predannack: 1 Swift. (A Witheywood)

Church Cove, Gunwalloe: 10 Chough. (D Scoble)

Choughs – David Scoble

Land’s End: 23 Grey Wagtail, 4 Yellow Wagtail, c35 ‘alba’ Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 7 Tree Pipit, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Sedge Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 1 Firecrest, 4 Snipe, 1 Water Rail. (R Veal)

Trevilley: 4 Grey Wagtail, 32 Yellow Wagtail, c15 White Wagtail, 7 Tree Pipit, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Whinchat. (R Veal)

St Just: 5 Whinchat, 7 White Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, Wheatear, 40 Swallow. (D Flumm)

Penzance, Lidden area: Up to 18 Goldfinch visiting birdfeeders and 1 Merlin flew past private garden. (T Mills)

Hayle: 20 Black-tailed Godwit. (C Moore) Also, near adult Great Black-backed Gull seen to kill and eat a juv/1w Lesser Black-backed Gull by grabbing between bill and eyes and dragging over mud. (R Veal, R Augarde)

Praa Sands: Hobby flew toward Sydney Cove at first light this morning (J Evans)

St Ives Island: (07:45 – 09:00h) 2 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Sandwich Tern, 11 Mediterranean Gull (including red ringed adult HJN1 ringed in Hungary), 2 Wheatear (G Jones)

Stithians: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Scaup, 22 Snipe, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Wigeon, 8 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 1 Tufted duck, 4 Wheatear, 4 Lapwing, 3 Curlew, 2 Little Egret. (I Grant & F Were)

Devoran: 2 Osprey still at 3 30pm (M Lammas)

Chapel Porth: 2 Wryneck still on sandy slope behind first ruin this morning. (G Lawlor)

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Marsh Harrier, Ruff, Greenshank, Kingfisher, 7 Cattle Egret, 11 Little Egret. (A Langdon)

Clapper Pool, Sladesbridge: 3 Greenshank. (D Julian)

The Rumps, Polzeath: 2m Common Scoter.

Helman Tor/Breney Common area: 200+ mixed Jackdaw/Carrion Crow/Rook flock (mainly Jackdaw), 20+ Goldfinch, 6 Greenfinch, 30+ Swallow, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Raven, 3 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 female Kingfisher, 3-4 Jay (M Boldy)

Downderry: early morning 2 Common Scoter, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Kittiwake. (A Payne)

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Monday 6th September 2021

Gurnards Head: Glossy Ibis harassing a buzzard over the Gurnards Inn, both headed inland in the direction of Troon this afternoon. Also 25+ Chough and 3 Wheatears. (S Lilly)

St. Gothian Sands: Glossy Ibis, Little Stint, Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper and 2+ White Wagtail this evening. (M Ahmad)

Glossy Ibis – Mushaq Ahmad

Porthleven: 1 imm Red-backed Shrike, 1 Wryneck, 5 Whinchat, 14 Yellow Wagtails, 8 White Wagtails and 22 Wheatear all along coast path to Loe Bar. (I Maclean)

Wryneck – Ilya Mclean

Nanquidno Valley: immature Red-backed Shrike between Hendra and Trevegean Vean at 10:30am. Wryneck at Boscreagean Farm, Hendra at 12:00pm. Also 8 Whinchat, 2 Tree Pipit and 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (D Scanlan)

Kenidjack: 1 Melodious Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler (all warblers in gardens opposite donkey paddocks, all elusive), 1 Wheatear 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (N Rogers)

Lizard: 1 female Redstart, 5+ Whinchat, 5+ Wheatear, 4+ Willow Warbler, 4+ Whitethroat, Sand Martins and Chough between Caerthillian and Lizard Village. (D Beadle) In addition, male Common Redstart, 1 Whinchat. (D Collins)

Gunwalloe: 1 Sanderling, 5 Ringed Plover, 6 Wheatear. (D Collins)

Mullion Golf Course: 7 Chough on the 14th tee early afternoon. (M Winters)

The Herra, Gillan: 1 Little Stint. (J Pierce)

Polgigga: 2 fem Redstart, 4 Whinchat, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Wheatear, 4+ Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail between Bosistow Lane and Faraway cottage. (R Veal)

Porth Nanven: Wryneck on coast path above Progo, between Porth Nanven and Polpry Cove. Also, 9 Whinchat and 8 Wheatear. (N Wheatley)

Cot Valley: 10 Whinchat, 4 Tree Pipit and 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (D Scanlan) In addition, 2 Pied Flycatcher and 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (N Wheatley)

Pendeen: 2 Wryneck, Pied Flycatcher and Merlin this morning. (P Combridge)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Osprey hunting, then drifted north to Penzance at 1:30pm. (D Archer)

Copperhouse Creek, Hayle: 1 Little Stint and 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (M Ahmad)

Swanpool: Spotted Flycatcher (D Peers)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Ruff, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 3 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 2 Wheatear, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger, S Williams) In addition, 4 Wheatear and 1 Yellow Wagtail. (S Turner)

Perranporth, Cligga Head: Hobby, 6 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, Common Whitethroat. (T Wilson)

Whinchat – Tony Wilson

St Agnes Head: Yellow Wagtail, Hobby, Sedge Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear, Greenshank this morning. (D Curtis) In addition, 4 Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Sedge Warbler. (G Lawlor)

Foxhole: 1 Tree Pipit and 1 Whinchat this evening. (B Bosisto)

Gannel Estuary, Newquay: Curlew Sandpiper with 6 Dunlin. Also, 1m Sparrowhawk near picnic area. (M Lammas)

Trevose Head: 15 Chough, 8 Wheatear. (B Tregunna)

River Camel: 1 Osprey, 4 Knot, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Kingfisher, 2 juvenile Shellduck, 10 Redshank, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Peregrine Falcon. (D Dennis)

Rumps point offshore: 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1ad dark phase Arctic Skua, 4 Sandwich terns (2 juvenile), 4 Risso’s Dolphin. (R Kirkwood)

Risso’s Dolphin – Rupert Kirkwood

Tintagel: 1 Red Kite at Barras Nose. (P Findlay)

Rame: Wryneck reported at Penlee Grotto this afternoon.

Late News, 05/09, Boscathnoe, Penzance: 2 Tree Pipit and a Whinchat. (P St Pierre)

Late News, 05/09, Gurnards Head: 1 Pied Flycatcher and 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (P St Pierre)

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Wednesday 1st September 2021

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Dotterel, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew. (B Bosisto)

Polgigga: 1 American Golden Plover (flew NE over Bosistow Farm at 1620 calling loudly, probably an adult), 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Wheatear, 2 Whimbrel (in fields between Higher Bosistow and Bosistow Fam) (N R Rogers, J Eaton)

Tehidy: 1 Glossy Ibis over toward Godrevy. (C North)

Marazion: 1 Osprey flying south-east early morning. (P Fraser) Also, an adult Yellow-legged Gull and a Wheatear on the beach (R Veal)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 juvenile Marsh Harrier, 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Green Sand, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Shoveler, c30 Swallow. (A Langdon) Also, 2 Shoveler, 4 Wigeon, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Moorhen, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker on feeder, 5 Teal, 2 Great White Egret (flew Eastwards over the bridge), 1 Stonechat, 20+ mixed House Martins and Swallows, 3 Common Buzzard plus many Mallard 9:45-12:00.  (D Sharp)

Kingfisher, Deena Sharp

Little Stint, Deena Sharp

Drift Reservoir: 1 Osprey, 1 Hobby, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Greenshank and 1 Common Sandpiper this morning. (D Flumm) Also, 1 Osprey, 3 ad & 5 juv Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 3f Mallard, 1 Canada Goose, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant (11.00 – 12.45). (M Webb)

Osprey, Martin Webb

Osprey, Martin Webb

Great Crested Grebe, Martin Webb

Restronguet Creek: 2 Osprey (both juv; 1 off Point Quay, 1 off Carnon Mine), 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Little Stint, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Ringed Plover, 10+ Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Greylag Goose. (J St Ledger)

Osprey, John St Ledger

Spotted Redshank, John St Ledger

Devoran: 3 Osprey. (J Marshall)

Par: 7 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great crested Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Turnstone, 2 Dunlin, 3 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Red-throated Diver, 11 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Wigeon, 7 Teal, 1 Barnacle Goose. (B & L Bosisto)

Cattle Egret, Bob Bosisto

Longrock: 2 juv Little Stint. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 juv Little Stint, 2 juv Knot, 6 juv Sanderling, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Wheatear. Also male Sparrowhawk caught and killed a Ringed Plover. (R Veal, J Overfield et al) Also, c50 Ringed Plover, c100 Dunlin on Carnsew and 2 Greenshank, 3 Little Egret, 10 Teal, c50 Curlew on main estuary. (T Mills)

Little Stint (and Sanderling), Tony Mills

St Agnes Head: 2 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Wheatear, 3 Common Whitethroat, 33 Curlew and 1 Common Snipe. (D Curtis)

Sancreed: 4 Wheatear, 8 White Wagtail. (D Flumm)

St Levan: 4 Spotted Flycatcher at playing field. (K Wilson)

Land’s End: 5 Whinchat, 2 Sand Martin, 11 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Snipe, 40+ House Martin. (R Veal) Also, 2 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat and 1 Wimbrel. (M Jones)

Kenidjack: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chough, 2 Raven and 1 Sparrowhawk. (S. Rogers, P. Rogers, T. Mills).

Lizard, Black Head: 4 Wheatear, 50+ Gannet, juv Chough. (B Nicholls)

Gweek: Swift. (J Overfield)

St Ives: Snipe dropped onto Porthmeor beach. (D Northside)

Camel Estuary: 2 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, 4 Curlew, 2 Sandwich Tern, 30+ Dunlin, 30+ Ringed Plover, 40+ Oystercatcher. (R Shrouder)

Whimbrel, Ray Shrouder

Davidstow Plantation: 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 (1m, 3f) Blackcap, 2 Blue tit, 4 Wren. (A Tomkins)

Buzzard, Andrew Tomkins

Crowdy Reservoir: 10 Teal, 4 Mallard, 5 Buzzard, 6 Wheatear. (A Tomkins)

Lelant Downs: Wheatear on Hay bale, female Sparrowhawk rescued from greenhouse. (P Geddes)

Towan Head: 100s Gannet diving and fishing with Common Dolphin 8 am. (M Lammas)

Rumps and Pentire: 2 Wood pigeon, 2 Oystercatcher, 12 Sanderling, 25 Herring gull, 5 Fulmar, 7 Gannet, 4 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 2 Kestrel, 3 Carrion crow, 7 Swallow, 2 House martin, 1 Robin, 2 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 5 Rock pipit, 75+ Linnet, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Grey seal, 3 Large white, 1 Small copper, 1 Common blue, 2 Meadow brown. (M Scawen et al).

Trevose: Sooty Shearwater reported past.

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Sunday 29th August 2021

Nanjizal: 1 American Golden Plover over. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare, J Howells) Later heard over St Levan. (P Fraser)

St Agnes, Trevellas Coombe: 1 Olive-backed Pipit with Meadow Pipits. (G Lawlor)

Goonhaven Nature Reserve: 1 Glossy Ibis this morning. (J T Lewis)

Glossy Ibis – John Lewis

Mounts Bay: White-tailed Eagle being mobbed by Gulls over Newlyn harbour. They moved over to the mount and then inland over Marazion. (C Upton)

Caerthillian/Kynance Road: 1+ Wryneck, 6 Whinchat, 3 Tree Pipit, 4 Yellow Wagtail, Ruff flew over. (M Pass)

Windmill Farm: Wryneck and Ruff. (T Blunden) Also, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher and Lesser Emperor Dragonfly. (D Wright)

Gunwalloe: Tree Pipit and 3 Yellow Wagtail over early morning. (M Grantham)

Halzephron Cliffs: Yellow Wagtail over, Whinchat and good numbers of Whitethroat in the hedges. (M Grantham)

Porthgwarra/Polgigga: Wryneck, 12 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk. (M Boldy) Additional report, 6 Whinchat, 9 Tree Pipit, 12 Yellow Wagtail, 13 White Wagtail, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 17 Willow Warbler, 5 Wheatear, 1 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank. (R Veal)

Polgigga, Bosistow Lane: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Tree Pipit. (R Veal)

Pendeen: 1 Golden Plover, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 13 Tree Pipit, 3 Whinchat, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher. (P Combridge, A Bayly)

Kenidjack: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 7 Willow Warbler. (N Rogers)

Nanjizal Valley: 158 ringed on private site. Migrants included 19 Chiffchaff, 1m Firecrest, 28 Willow Warbler, 19 Reed Warbler, 24 Whitethroat, 13 Blackcap, 26 Sedge Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher and 4 Tree Pipit. Also in/over the valley, 2 Green Sandpiper, Snipe, Ringed Plover, 10+ Tree Pipit, 1 Pied Flycatcher 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, c.15 House Martin, female Lesser Emperor Dragonfly (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, J Howells)

Spotted Flycatcher – Josh Howells

Pied Flycatcher – Josh Howells

Firecrest – Josh Howells

Drift Reservoir: 2 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, 2 Teal, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Little Grebe, Whitethroat, 9 Pied/White Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Chûn Downs: Pied Flycatcher, 10 Wheatear, 8 Whinchat, Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, 4 Kestrel. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary: 1 unringed Osprey, 3 Sandwich Tern, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 47 Ringed Plover, 64 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 222 Black-headed Gull, 3 Redshank, 87 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 46 Teal, 20 Wigeon, 488 Canada Goose. (S Taylor) In addition, 3 juvenile Little Stint and 1ad summer plumage Grey Plover. (B Mellow & J Hawkey) Also Osprey. (M Ahmad)

Osprey – Simon Taylor

Stithians: 1 Little Stint, 1 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 1 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 20 Swallow, 1 Greylag Goose, 10 Cormorant, 10 Teal, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret (S Van Hear, D Eva, M Grantham)

Devoran: 1 Osprey. (M Costa)

Towan Head: 13 Mediterranean Gull west this am. (S Rowe)

Park Head: Dotterel (heard only), 2 Whinchat, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Corn Bunting, 3 Chough. (C Auld)

Menna: 1 Sparrowhawk over. (S Grose)

Mevagissey Harbour: 5 Turnstone, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Grey Heron (high on cliffs north of outer harbour), 1 Little Egret. (S Grose)

Par Beach pool: Common Sandpiper on the pool, juvenile Mediterranean Gull and 3 Whimbrel over heading SW. (G Barter)

Castle an Dinas: 1 ad Yellow legged Gull, 150+ Linnet, 3 Buzzard, 1f Adder. (S Grose)

Bradford, Bodmin Moor: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whinchat. (L Sampson)

Stowes Hill, Bodmin Moor: 1 juvenile Cuckoo, 2 juvenile Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard. (S Sanderson):

Cuckoo – Steven Sanderson

Cuckoo – Steven Sanderson

Colliford Reservoir: (05.30 to 10.30) 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Snipe, 1 Ruff, 1 Golden Plover, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Little grebe, 2 Great-crested Grebe, 13 Meadow Pipit, 22 Pied Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 30+ Dunlin, 1 Kestrel, 1 Whinchat. (N Woods)

Ruff – Nigel Woods

Greenshank Nigel Woods

Kingsmill Lake 08:30 – 10:45: 1 Osprey, 1 Kingfisher, 3, Knot, 1 Whimbrel, 90 Curlew, 16 Redshank, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Dunlin, 19 Shelduck, 26 Greenshank, 280 Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Black-backe Gull. (D Clegg)

Osprey – Darrel Clegg

Upper Tamar Lake: 14 Ringed Plover, 6 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Dunlin, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (R Mudge)

Late submission, 27/8, Colliford Lake: 2 Dunlin. 1 Little Stint. (S Sanderson)

Late submission, 28/8, Hannafore beach: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Eider Duck. (S Sanderson)

Late submission, 28/8, Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Willow Tit, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 House Martin. (R Mudge)

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Saturday 28th August 2021

Truro: 1 White Stork over at 12.25. (R Augarde)

Goonhilly Downs: Glossy Ibis circling over the moor mid-morning, slowly drifting east (M Grantham)

Glossy Ibis – Mark Grantham

Kynance: 1 Wood Warbler in trees at the cove opposite the toilet block, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 4 White Wagtail, 1 Greenshank, 3 Curlew, 1 Ringed Plover, 10 Wheatear. (D Collins)

Wood Warbler – David Collins

Wood Warbler – Ilya Maclean

Wood Warbler – Ilya Maclean

Lizard area: 1 Wryneck at Soapy Cove, 1 Hobby at Grade Marsh, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 6 Spotted Flycatchers, 7 Whinchat, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 11 White Wagtails. (I Maclean) Lesser Emperor Dragonfly at Windmill Farm. (D Wright)

Lizard Point: 5 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater. (Birdguides)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 Dunlin, 4 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (J St Ledger & S Williams)

Lesser Whitethroat – Stephen Williams

Tregoss: Pied Flycatcher on private farm. (P Roseveare)

Goss Moor: 3 Spotted Flycatcher along cycle path. (P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 21 Sandwich Tern, 49 Teal, 27 Oystercatcher, 16 Shelduck, 16 Wigeon, 2 Greenshank, 1 Osprey (successfully fishing at 11.06am then flew SW, it has a yellow plastic ring on right leg but not read). (S Grose) juv Little Stint and juv Curlew Sandpiper amongst c130 Dunlin and c30 Ringed Plover this evening. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Ryans Field: 84 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 237 Black headed Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Bullfinch, 19 Goldfinch, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Copperhouse Creek: 13 Mediterranean Gull from Black Bridge. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Little Stint, 24 Tufted Duck, 6 Wigeon, 9 Teal, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 12 Little Grebe, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Coot, 2 Raven, 3 Linnet, 19 Goldfinch. (S Grose)

Little Stint – Shaun Grose

Porthgwarra/ St Levan/ Skewjack: 6 Pied Flycatcher, 12 Spotted Flycatcher, 13 Tree Pipit, 33 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, 12 Willow Warbler, 3 Goldcrest, Snipe, 10 Yellow Wagtail, Dunlin. (M Wallace)

Land’s End: 6 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Whinchat, 2 Golden Plover, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 juvenile Ruff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) , 4 Chough, 1 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail. (P Fraser)

Ruff – Phil Taylor & Hilary Mitchell

Penzance: 1 male Eider behind the Albert Pier. (C Dale)

Marazion Beach: 1 Greenshank mid afternoon. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh:  2 Common Teal. (P Fraser)

Rosemount; Marazion: 30 Swallow. (P Fraser)

RSPB Marazion Marsh: Lesser Emperor Dragonfly. (Catherine Beazley)

North Cliffs: 18 Linnet, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Kestrel, 100+ Starling, 2 Chough (both un-ringed). (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir: Hobby, 2 Greenshank over. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: Fem/imm Marsh Harrier south over village 1305hrs. (D Flumm)
Nanquidno: 3 Tree Pipit, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap & 1 House Martin this afternoon. (J Hawkey)

Kelynack: 2 Kestrel, Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher. Also 5 Painted Lady, 127 Red Admiral, 48 Small Tortoiseshell. (D Flumm)

Red Admiral & Small Tortoishell – Dave Flumm

Painted Lady and Small Tortoiseshell – Dave Flumm

Rame – Penlee: 1 Lesser Whitethroat,  1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Wheatear, 10 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 20+ Chiffchaff, 30+ House Martin, 50+Swallow, and 1 fly-over Ringed Plover. (D Clegg)

Feock (off Restronguet Point): 1 Osprey. (K Staite)

Devoran: 20 Oystercatcher, 30 Curlew, 2 Little Egret. (K Staite)

Tresemple Pool: 15 Greenshank, 65 Redshank, 81 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher (D Eva)

St Clements to Tresemple Pool: 30+ Curlew,12 Greenshank, 6 Redshank, 2 Ring Plover, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Blac- headed Gull with green ring on right leg. (M Lammas)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Shoveller (f), 4 Wigeon, 7 Teal, numerous Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Stonechat, 1 Dunnock (juv), 10 Moorhen, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 3 Mute Swan (adult) with 5 Juveniles, 2 Greenshank. (D Sharp)

Cattle Egret’s – Dina Sharp

St Agnes: 3 Tree Pipit and 1 Whinchat. (L Sampson)

Porth Joke: 2 Tree pipit, 1 Whinchat, 5 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 7 Whitethroat, 3 Sparrowhawk. (S Rowe)

Bude Marshes: 1 Hippolias Warbler sp (either Icterine or Melodius Warbler) ,2 Reed warbler,1 Willow Warbler, 6+ Chiffchaff. (A Roberts)

Foxhole: 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap. (B Bosisto)

Late News, 27th August, Millpool (private garden): 1 Grey Wagtail. (M Claughton)

Late News, 24th August, Looe Island: 4 Ringed Plover, 11 Dunlin, 2 Black-headed Gulls, 1 Blackbird, 39 Cormorant, 2 Fulmar, 5 Gannet, 1 Goldfinch, 52 Great Black Backed Gulls, 1 Grey Heron, 33 Herring Gull, 10 Little Egret, 3 Mallard, 23 Oystercatchers, 6 Pheasant, 3 White Wagtails, 2 Redshank, 1 Robin, 4 Rock Pipit, 14 Shag, 1 Swallow, 3 Wheatear, 4 Whimbrel, 18 Curlew, 9 Wood Pigeon, 4 Wren, 1 Mediterranean Gull (J. Goodair)

 

 

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Thursday 26th August 2021

Botallack: 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear. (P Fraser)

Kenidjack: 3 Willow Warbler, 16 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat. (P Fraser)

Park Head: 1 Wryneck, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, 6 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 13 Chiffchaff, 1 Whinchat, 9 Whitethroat, 3 Stock Dove, 8 Willow Warbler, 3 Chough. (P Roseveare,  C Auld)

Sennen: 1 Glossy Ibisnear the Bunker at 8.30pm. (P Beech)

Glossy Ibis. Paul Beech

Foxhole: Wryneck, Whinchat and Tree Pipit on the Blackpool trail this evening. (B & L Bosisto)

Rame Head to Penlee Point . 4 Wheatear , 1 Whinchat , 7 Blackcap , 21 Whitethroat , 1 Sedge Warbler , 8 Willow Warbler , 5+ Chiffchaff, 40 House Martin , 10+ Swallow (Keith Pellow )

Colliford Lake: 1 Osprey 18.30. 2 Greenshank. 70+ Linnet. 7 Ringed Plover. (N Woods)

Pendeen: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Dartford Warbler, 3 Tree Pipit, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Pied Flycatcher. (K Aspden, A Bayly, P Combridge)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Stint, 1 Little-ringed Plover, 1 Wood sandpiper, 1 Pied flycatcher. (A Tomkins)

Pied Flycatcher. Andrew Tomkins

Wood Sandpiper. Andrew Tomkins

Little-ringed Plover. Andrew Tomkins

Land’s End : 10 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Whinchat, 2 Willow Warber (N R Rogers)

Mermaid Mackerel Fishing Boat from Penzance: Minke Whale, Razorbill, 3 Sandwich Tern, Common Tern (N Sluman)

Penzance Beach: 18 Sanderling, 3 Turnstone (N Sluman)

Porthcurno: 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 12 Painted Lady, c150 Red Admiral, 60 Small Tortoiseshell, 11 Speckled Wood, 25 Large White, 2 Silver Y (N Sluman)

Constantine: 2 Hobby feeding over the garden early afternoon then drifting south. (D Collins)

Soapy Cove/Jollytown: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 10 Willow Warbler, 6 Wheatear (D Collins)

Kynance Cove: 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, 3 Willow Warbler (D Collins)

Towan Head: 8 Common Scoter, 56 Turnstone, 1 Knot, 13 Oystercatcher, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Med Gull, 2 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Sancreed: Kestrel, 2 Spotted Flycatcher. Also c20 Red Admiral & 4 Painted Lady butterflies. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno: 2 Golden Plover, 4 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff. Also c80 Red Admiral & 10 Painted Lady butterflies. (D Flumm)

Polgigga: male Redstart, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher along Bosistow lane. (K Wilson)

Nanquidno:1 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Whinchat, 7 Tree Pipit, 4 Wheatear, 5 Willow Warbler,
1 Silver-washed Fritillary on buddleia with 6 Painted Ladies (C Moore)

The Knavocks: Spotted Flycatcher, 2  Chough (G Rogers)

Spotted Flycatcher. Geoff Rogers

Porthgwarra: 2 (ad + juv) Dotterel flying around, landing briefly at Gwennap Head. Also 4 Whinchat, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 46 Yellow Wagtail, 24 Tree Pipit, 28 Alba Wagtail sp. (including 5+ White), 2 Grey Wagtail, 35 Willow Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 12 Whitethroat, 6 Wheatear, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 8 Chough. (R Veal, M Wallace)

Dotterel. Reuben Veal

Whinchat. Reuben Veal

Polbathic Creek: 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, Jersey Tiger (A Blonden.)

Temple Fishery: 1 Osprey heading E at 07:30. (G. Barter)

Higher Bosistow: 1 Dotterel over at 07:25. (M Wallace)

Davidstow Airfield: 1Wryneck, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Spot Fly, 2 Whinchat and single Yellow Wag and Tree Pipit in NE corner. (D Julian)

Perranporth, Cligga Head: 3 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 2 Tree Pipit, 2 Common Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff and 30 Common Dolphins. (T Wilson)

 

 

 

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Wednesday 25th August 2021

Walmsley notice: There will be a work party at Walmsley on Thursday 26th from 9am until mid afternoon. Both hides will remain open but expect some noise and disturbance.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Glossy Ibis at c11:30am then flew off. (T Sykes) Also 4 Wigeon, c40 Teal, juv Golden Plover, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Wheatear and 1 blonde Curlew. (R Veal)

St Anthony Head, Roseland: possible Short-toed Lark flew over 0845. (A Roberts)

Stithians: juv Little Stint, juv Garganey, juv Wood Sandpiper, juv Little Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 4 Dunlin 7 Curlew, 1 Shoveler, 9 Teal, 3 Raven, 1 Sparrowhawk. (I Grant, F Were, T Wilson, S Rowe et al)

Little Stint, Tony Wilson

Little Ringed Plover, Tony Wilson

Wood Sandpiper, Tony Wilson

St Agnes: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Garden Warbler, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper. (G Lawlor)

Camel Estuary: Minimum of 3 Curlew Sandpiper on the estuary today. 2 (1ad) at Dinham Flats and the other at Old Town Cove. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary: juv Marsh harrier, 1 Cattle Egret, c30 Dunlin, 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Lapwing, c80 Mallard, 16 Moorhen, 1 Pintail, 16 Ringed Plover, c20 Sand Martin, 2 Shoveler, 2 Snipe, c10 Swallow, c20 Teal, 3 Whinchat, 1 Wood sandpiper, 5 Gadwall. (A Langdon)

Marsh Harrier, Adrian Langdon

Land’s End: 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 f/imm Marsh Harrier, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Pendeen: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Snipe, 23 Oystercatcher, 2 Whinchat, 6 Pied Flycatcher, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Wheatear. (K Aspden, A Bayly, P Combridge)

Cot Valley: juv Marsh Harrier, 8 Tree Pipit, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Golden Plover. (N Wheatley)

Nanjizal: 10 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff , 3 Blackcap, 13 Whitethroat, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 11 Sedge Warbler, 19 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 14 Robin & 1 Common Redstart trapped and ringed. Also 5 Yellow Wagtail, 18 Tree Pipit, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Coot, 1 Nightjar. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson, B Bosisto)

Gwenvor: 2 Little Ringed Plover over. (K Wilson)

Porth Joke: 3 Pied Flycatcher, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 13 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 12 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Bullfinch, 6 Greenfinch, c40 Linnet, c30 Goldfinch. (S Rowe)

Penhale Sands: 1 Whinchat. (L Sampson)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Osprey flying towards the estuary. (D Julian)

Siblyback: 2 juv Yellow Wagtail, 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 3cy Yellow Legged Gull, 22 Teal & 150+ House Martin (P Kemp)

Crowdy Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Wheatear, 1 female Hen Harrier, 1 Raven. (A Piper)

Downderry: 0640-0800, a Common Scoter, 10 Balearic Shearwaters, at least 11 Manx Shearwaters, and 11 Mediterranean Gulls west. A juvenile Yellow-legged Gull on beach briefly. 10 Swallows east over the sea. (A Payne)

Kingsmill Lake: 2 juv Knot, 7 Dunlin, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Greenshank, 3 Whimbrel & an adult Sandwich Tern (P Kemp)

Colliford Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 1 Peregrine, Pied and White Wagtails.  (D Sharp). Also 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 House Martin, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Cormorant, 7 Pied Wagtails, 3 Magpie, 1 Buzzard, 2 Stonechat (m&f), 7 Canada Geese, 15 Linnet in a flock, numerous Swallow, Clouded Yellow. (C&J Duffy)

Wood Sandpiper, Deena Sharp

Wood Sandpiper, Deena Sharp

Calstock embankment pools: 2 Green Sandpiper, 11 Mallard, 12 Herring Gull, 4 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (A. Parker)

Penzance: 3 Swift. (J Ruhrmund) Also Lesser Emperor on Wherrytown boating lake. (L Proctor)

Mawgan Porth: 3 Mediterranean Gull (ad, 2 1w), 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Tree Pipit. (C Auld)

Dobwalls: Male Blackcap in the garden. (C&J Duffy)

Foxhole: adult Mediterranean Gull, 12 Black-headed Gull feeding on flying ants above private garden. (B Bosisto)

Nanpean: 15 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck. (B Bosisto)

Mount’s Bay: 3 Storm Petrel, ad Arctic Tern, c10 Common Tern and many hirundines offshore. (M Elliott)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe. Also c10 Common Tern, 5 Sandwich Tern offshore. (P Fraser)

Newbridge: Green Sandpiper. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 1 Whinchat, 4 Blackcap, 3 Willow Warbler. (D Flumm)

Penzance: Sanderling, 3 Turnstone (N Sluman)

Gwynver to Nanquido: 5 Wheatear, 9 Stonechat, Raven, Whitethroat, 4 Buzzard (N Sluman)

Rumps and Pentire: 2 Wood pigeon, 2 Oystercatcher, 7 Black-headed gull, 1 Great black-backed gull, 45 Herring gull, 4 Fulmar, 12 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 2 Kestrel, 7 Carrion crow, 11 Swallow, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Wren, 2 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 5 Rock pipit, 50+ Linnet, 9 Goldfinch, 1 Grey seal, 5 Large white, 2 Small copper, 11 Common blue, 5 Red admiral, 1 Painted lady, 6 Small tortoiseshell, 4 Wall brown, 4 Gatekeeper, 5 Meadow brown, 3 Small heath. (M Scawen et al)

Porthgwarra: 36 Balearic Shearwater reported past 1800-2000.

Pendeen: 47 Balearic Shearwater reported past.

Late news, 24/8, St Agnes: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (G Lawlor)

Late news, 24/8, Coverack: 3 Mediterranean Gull. (C Auld)

Late news, 23/8, Watergate Bay: 3 Chough between here and Mawgan Porth. (C Auld)

Late news, 24/8, Lizard: Balearic Shearwater reported past.