Wednesday 13th October 2021

Camel Estuary: Semipalmated Sandpiper. (M Scawen)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Semipalmated Sandpiper still, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Whimbrel. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto) 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank reported at Copperhouse.

Nanjizal: Red-throated Pipit, Olive-backed Pipit, Common Rosefinch, 40+ Redwing, 80 Song Thrush, 1 Fieldfare around the valley with 5 Redwing and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff trapped and ringed. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Stithians reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 3 Lapwing, Curlew, Wheatear, 14 Redwing. (C Foote) Also 2 Spotted Redshank, 6 Ringed Plover, 15 Golden Plover, 1 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 4 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 1 Wheatear. (D Collins)

Pectoral Sandpiper, Charlotte Foote

Truro: Yellow-browed Warbler behind city MOT Newham. (J Chapple)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Cattle Egret. (P Walsh, P Fraser)

Bartinney: ringtail Hen Harrier over. (G Barlow)

Polgigga: Hen Harrier. (M Wallace)

Ponsongath: Woodlark South. (J Foster)

Kenidjack: 3 Mistle Thrush, 100+ Meadow Pipit, Wheatear, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (J Waldon)

Callestick: Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff and first returning Teal to private lake. (T Wilson)

Tresemple Pool: 2 Common Snipe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Greenshank, Teal, 50 Curlew, Redshanks, 8 Long-tailed Tits. (P. Pearson)

Rame Head – Penlee Military Road: 15 Chiffchaff, 121 Swallow moving E, 2 House Martin, 12 Jay, moving E. c150 Skylark  c60 Meadow Pipit, 4 Stonechat  3 Collared Dove, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Kestrel, 1 Southern Hawker. (D Clegg)

Freathy: 8 Chiffchaff  4 Blackcap. (D Clegg)

Withnoe Barton fm, Freathy: 5 Cattle Egret- with cows, seen from coast road. (D Clegg)

Coverack: 1 Peregrine with blue leg ring, several Chiffchaff. (A Lea)

Porthgwarra: c50 Golden Plover, 8 Wheatear, 2 Chough, 2 Kestrel, 2 Jay, Snipe over, Chiffchaff. (J&J Elvin)

Maen-du Point, Perranuthnoe: 1 Whimbrel, 7 Curlew, 6 Shag, 4 Cormorant (PK Bray)

Perranuthnoe Village: 5 Long Tailed Tit (PK Bray)

Pentire: 3 Chough. (AM Verdon)

Lizard Point/Housel Bay: 1 Raven, 40+ Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 5 (2m 3f) Stonechat, 3 Dunnock, 1 Great Tit, 1 Robin, 1 Rock Pipit, 23 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna chasing fish off Bumble Rock 09.45 – 11.45am. (M Webb)

Stonechat, Martin Webb

Meadow Pipit, Martin Webb

Bluefin Tuna, Martin Webb

Bartinney: male Hen Harrier, several Kestrel. (R Chiffers)

Lizard, Jolly Town: 1 Cuckoo; 1 Merlin just North of here. (C Richards)

Falmouth: 10+ Redwing, Siskin, Pied wagtail, Grey wagtail and 15+ Meadow Pipit over 7:20 – 7:40am (G Wills)

St Ives Island: 3 Purple Sandpiper (on boulders off NW end) 40 Turnstone. (N May)

Lanner: 140 Redwing, 1 Firecrest. (S Turner)

Botallack: 1 Swallow at 1210. (N May)

Millbrook: 15 ad Mediterranean Gull. (R Smaldon)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 14 Canada goose, 4 Mute swan, 6 Shelduck, 65 Wigeon, 9 Mallard, 6 Wood pigeon, 2 Collared dove, 120 Oystercatcher, 15 Lapwing, 5 Grey plover, 2 Ringed plover, 120 Curlew, 6 Bar-tailed godwit, 23 Dunlin, 1 Semipalmated sandpiper, 5 Common sandpiper, 85 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 220 Black-headed gull, 2 Mediterranean gull, 1 Common gull, 1 Great black-backed gull, 155 Herring gull, 3 Lesser black-backed gull, 1 Great northern diver, 5 Cormorant, 4 Grey heron, 24 Little egret, 1 Marsh harrier, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine falcon, 1 Jay, 3 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 25 Rook, 45 Carrion crow, 2 Raven, 1 Coal tit, 2 Blue tit, 3 Skylark, 1 Wren, 8 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Song thrush, 2 Robin, 8 House sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 4 Grey wagtail, 3 Pied wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Red admiral, 3 Speckled wood. (M Scawen et al)

Sennen: male Ring Ouzel reported.

Predannack: Yellow-browed Warbler.

Penberth: Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Hawfinch reported over heading South.

Walmsley: Glossy Ibis reported still.

Drift: Black-necked Grebe reported still.

Porthgwarra: Short-eared Owl reported over 1820.

Monday 11th October 2021

Pendeen: juvenile Pallid Harrier hunting allotments 1445 to 1455 (P Combridge, S M Combridge)

Carnsew Pool, Hayle: juv Semipalmated Sandpiper on Carnsew Pool (present since at least 9th October when identified as Little Stint). Also Spotted Redshank this evening. (R Veal, M Ahmad et al)

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Mushaq Ahmad

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Mushaq Ahmad

Sennen: probable Hudsonian Whimbrel reported in off sea then flew inland.

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs this evening. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto et al) Also, 1 Glossy Ibis, 1 Great White Egret, 17+ Cattle Egret, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Dunlin, 12 Snipe, 8 Curlew, 50+ Lapwing, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 5 Gadwall (1m, 3f), 4 Shoveler, 2 Swallow, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (A Lea & J St Ledger)

Lesser Yellowlegs – Bob Bosisto

Lesser Yellowlegs – Adrian Lea

Glossy Ibis – Adrian Lea

Great White Egret – Adrian Lea

Cattle Egret – Adrian Lea

Nanjizal: 1 probable Olive-backed Pipit (sound recording being verified), 56 Stock Dove, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe, 6 Swallow, c20 Skylark, 35 Siskin and 3 Grey Wagtail over head this morning. Also, 140 birds ringed on private site. Migrants included, 23 Chiffchaff (including 1 tristis), 3 Goldcrest, 83 Blackcap, 9 Meadow Pipit, 8 Robin. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, R Veal)

Porthgwarra: Richard’s Pipit in fields south of Raftra farm at midday before flying east. Also, Yellow-browed Warbler still in 60ft cover. (M Wallace) In addition, 52 Stock Dove & 15 Common Buzzard in a field at Ardensawah Farm, 8 Kestrel, c50 Skylark, Wheatear, 7 Jay, Grey Wagtail, 15 Pied Wagtail, 3 Chough. (D Flumm)

Stock Dove – Dave Flumm

Jay – Dave Flumm

Kenidjack: Hawfinch over engine shed. (D Walbridge)

Church Cove: Yellow-browed Warbler. (J Foster)

Lizard: 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Brambling, 1 Whinchat, 17 Stock Doves over during the day. (D Collins)

Kynance Cove: 1 Wheatear, 1 Black redstart (juv). (K Dalziel and J Hawkey)

Goonhilly Downs: 4 Kestrel, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Snipe, 7 Golden Plover. (S Chandler)

Nanquidno: 2 Firecrest. (N Beasley) In addition, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (heard only), 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Jay. (N R Rogers)

Trevilley: 1f Merlin and Snipe. (M Scott-Ham)

Trevean: 1m Merlin. (M Scott-Ham)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 8 Little Grebe, 1 juv Great Crested Grebe, 1 Wigeon, 33 Mallard, 4m Tufted Duck, 40+ Canada Geese, 6 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Buzzard, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant 09.30 – 11.45am. (M Webb)

Black-necked Grebe – Martin Webb

Little Egret – Martin Webb

Black-necked Grebe – Martin Webb

Marazion to Maen du Point: 1 Kingfisher (Marazion Marsh) 25+ Curlew, 6 Little Egret & 7 Bar-tailed Godwit (feeding in the exposed sand/mud east of St Michael’s Mount) also 1 Willow Warbler (P & S Naylor)

Gwithian: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 25 Pied Wagtail, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Greylag Goose. (P Roseveare B Bosisto)

Fowey Estuary: 2 Osprey. (1 catching a Bass, the other being harassed by crows.) (R Kirkwood)

Osprey – Rupert Kirkwood

Osprey – Rupert Kirkwood

St Clement: 1 Barnacle Goose and 1 Greylag Goose with Canada Geese. (L Sampson)

St Agnes Head: 4 Cattle Egret flew east. (G Lawlor)

Pentire Head, Newquay: 12 Choughs including juveniles. (H & M Taylor)

Towan Headland: 9 Chough. (D Ensor)

Qiuntrell Downs: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 43 Mallard, 2 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 18 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 3 Kingfisher, 48 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe)

Camel Estuary, Rock: 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose and c60 Mediterranean Gull. (A Langdon)

Camel Trail, Quineaport /Grogley Halt: 1 Little Grebe, 2 Dipper, 3 Grey Wagtail, 11 Jay, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Nuthatch, 5 Marsh Tit, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Raven over, 2 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Mute Swan, also observed but not counted, Goldcrest, Long tailed Tit, Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Siblyback Lake: 2f Garganey, 1 Dunlin, 1 Tawny Owl, 6 Greylag Goose, 1 Swallow, 1 Kingfisher (L Birtwistle)

Tawny Owl – Linda Birtwistle

Rame – Penlee Reserve: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, (between Penmillard Farm and 1 Rame Cottages,) 1 Black Redstart, 1 Firecrest, , 52 Chiffchaff, 2 Siskin, 8 Stock Dove, 28 Jay, c300 Skylark, 4 Blackcap, 3 Yellowhammer, c300 Meadow Pipit, 2 Mistle Thrush, 74 Starling, c500 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldcrest, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 12 Pied Wagtail, 3 Collared Dove, 1 House Martin, 12 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Clegg)

Yellow-browed Warbler – Darrel Clegg

Kingsmill Lake: 1 juvenile Avocet viewed from the hide. (R Lucas)

Millbrook Lake: 4 Cattle Egret, 14 Oystercatcher, 146 Wigeon & 10 Redshank (P Kemp)

Downderry: (0740-0830), 30 Common Scoter, a Shelduck, 14 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Little Egret, 4 Mediterranean Gull , and 120+ auks west. At least 23 Kittiwake east. (A Payne)

Woon Gumpus: ringtail Hen Harrier this afternoon. (P Clement)

Late submission, 10/10, Rame Church to Penlee NR 09:00-12:00: 1 Red-throated Pipit calling in flight with 50+ Meadow Pipits.  Landed in scrubby field at end of Military Road. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in trees near Rame Church. 1 Firecrest with LT Tits in Penlee CWT NR. 9 Jay, 100+ Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Stock Dove, 50+ Woodpigeon. (G Lewis)

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Wednesday 21st April 2021

Late news, 20/4, Bartinney: 1 Cuckoo, pr Kestrel. (R Chiffers)

Cuckoo, Robin Chiffers

Kestrel, Robin Chiffers

Late news, 20/4, The Lizard: 2 Whimbrel N over sea at southerly point, 6 Wheatear, 2 Sedge Warbler (Housel Bay and Caerthillian), Whitethroat (Caerthillian), 12+ Fulmars including several nesting pairs, Buzzard mobbed by Raven and Kestrel caught a lizard. (D Wood)

Buzzard and Raven, David Wood

Fulmar, David Wood

Kestrel, David Wood

Spit Beach, St Austell Bay: Black Winged Stilt. (S Wheatley)

Land’s End, Treeve Moor: 2cy male Eastern Subalpine Warbler still, 2 Ring Ouzel, 1 Whitethroat, 7 Wheatear. (J St Ledger et al)

Eastern Subalpine Warbler, Steve Rowe

Ring Ouzel, John St Ledger

Porthgwarra: male Eastern Subalpine Warbler in first large clump of blackthorn to East of Porthgwarra village. (M Wallace et al.) Also 5+ Basking Shark between here and Porthcurno. (M Elliott)

Newlyn Harbour: 1w American Herring Gull still. (L Proctor)

Nanjizal: Hawfinch over. (K Wilson)

Polgigga: Redpoll over. (M Wallace)

Hayle, Ryan’s Field: 1 Great White Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper. (J St Ledger) Also Whimbrel. (S Cox)

Great White Egret, David Chilcott

Great White Egret, Steve Cox

Whimbrel, Steve Cox

Gloweth: Hobby over. (B Mellow)

Sharptor to Cheesewring: 2 Cuckoo, 6 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 1 Song Thrush, Meadow Pipit, 2 Buzzard, 1 Raven. (M & R Frost)

Foxhole: Cuckoo on the Beacon Hill. (P. Wilkins)

Colliford area: 1 Cuckoo (male), 4 Magpie, 1 Coal tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 2 Wren, 4 Willow warbler, 4 Crow, 2 Wood Pigeon, 4 Jackdaw, 1 Canada Goose, 2 Skylark, 2 Reed Bunting, 6 Herring gull, 6 Meadow Pipit, 4 Stonechat, 1 Great tit, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Linnet, 1 Dunnock, 1 Buzzard, 1 Pheasant (male), 1 Mallard (male) (J Goodair)

Cuckoo, Jasmine Goodair

Cuckoo, Jasmine Goodair

Breney Common: Female Wheatear, 6 Willow Warbler. (L Bosisto)

St Gothian Sands: 1m Pochard, 4 Whimbrel, 1 ad Glaucous Gull, 1 singing Cetti’s Warbler, 2 singing Reed Warblers, 1m Whitethroat, 3f Wheatear and pair of Coot with 6 young. (M Spicer)

Glaucous Gull, Mike Spicer

Coot, Mike Spicer

Trevose Head: 4 Whimbrel, 1m Wheatear, 1f Kestrel, 2 Skylark. (B Tregunna & C Bright)

Whimbrel, Brenda Tregunna

Wheatear, Brenda Tregunna

Torpoint: 15 Whimbrel. (S Eddy)

Bude, Rodds Bridge: Cattle Egret. (K Gill)

Stithians: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 6 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Swallow, 1 male Bullfinch, 6 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 21 Canada Goose, 4 Linnet, 1 Buzzard, 1 Pheasant (S Van Hear)

Mawgan Porth: 8 Fulmar – nesting on cliffs/flying, 12 Sand Martins – flying in and out of nesting holes on the cliff. (C Taylor)

Downderry: 7 Shelducks flew east, 28 Great Northern Divers on the sea and 7 Whimbrel. (A. Payne)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 9 Mute Swan, 8 Canada goose, 54 Shelduck, 6 Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey heron, 8 Little egret, 1 Buzzard, 71 Oystercatcher, 6 Ringed plover, 2 Knot, 13 Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpiper, 8 Redshank, 8 Black-tailed godwit, 8 Curlew, 6 Whimbrel, 25 Herring gull, 1 Great black-backed gull, 5 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared dove, 2 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 8 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blue tit, 2 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 25 Carrion Crow, 6 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 7 Orange tip (M Scawen, D Hawkley)

Wednesday 14th October 2020

Late news, 13/10, Lower Point, Coverack: 1 Wheatear, 20 Swallows, 15 House Martins. (M Garwood)

Late news, 13/10, Church Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 House Martin, 4 Swallows. (D Collins)

Late news, 13.10, Newquay, Trevoll Farm: 1 Barn Owl, 1 Tawny Owl, Redwing (heard only). (S Grose)

Lizard Downs: 1 Red Kite, 1 male Merlin, 1 House Martin, 4 Redwings. (D Collins)

Landrake: 1 White Stork in flight at lunchtime heading east. (D Marr)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 20 Lapwings on Copperhouse. (M Logan) 3 Grey Plover, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Greenshank, 1 Knot, 3 Dunlin, 8 ad Med Gull, 16 Little Egret. (B Hibbett) 3 Great White Egrets this evening. Initially tried to land on Copperhouse Creek but gulls put them off. Then relocated near Birders Bistro. (J Yates) Ryans field: 10 Lapwing, 4 Greenshank, 9 Redshank, 1 Sparrowhawk flew past, 10 Curlew ,1 Grey Wagtail this pm. (R Chiffers)

Redshank – Robin Chiffers

Greenshank – Robin Chiffers

Tregrehan Boscundle woods: 3 Crossbill feeding in Sitka spruce. Please note this is a private wood. (I Stewart)

Porthgwarra: 40 Golden Plover, 3 Snipe, 23 Pied Wagtail, 153 Meadow Pipit,  1 Richards Pipit at 08:49, 1 Swallow,  4 Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Firecrest,  31 Skylark, 6 Fieldfare, 24 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, 5 Chough, 1 Jay , 1 Goldfinch, 11 Linnet, 9 Greenfinch, 19 Siskin, 3 Redpoll, 259 Chaffinch, 4 Brambling, 1 Lapland Bunting, 5 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto P Roseveare) 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, Woodcock, Redpoll and thrushes at Trevean. (M Wallace) Merlin, Swallow, Wheatear, 5 Golden Plover. (D Underwood)

Bosistow: 6 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest. (D Underwood)

Polgigga: 1 juv Hobby. (D Underwood)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Gadwall, 1 drake Tufted Duck, 2 adult Whooper Swan, adult Mediterranean Gull, 1 Dunlin. (B Bosisto P Roseveare) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe. (D Underwood)

Sennen Cove: c30 Golden Plover in bare field south of airport at SW370278. Very hard to see on the ground but every now and again they take flight and swirl around in a tight flock. (J Laidler) 6 adult and 1 1w Med Gulls. (B Hibbert) Short-eared Owl. (M McKee)

Coverack: Hawfinch over Little Treleaver. (J Foster)

Land’s End: Richard’s Pipit over cycle track towards Treeve Moor at c09:50. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Cape Cornwall: 2 Great White Egret at c08:45. (D Underwood)

Nanquidno: Great White Egret flew north plus Yellow-browed Warbler still, 1 Fieldfare. (A Ramesh) 2 Great White Egret (N at 08.20), 1 Golden Plover, 1 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 31 Skylark, 250 Meadow Pipit, 30 Alba Wagtail, 7 Song Thrush, 20 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 10 Blackcap, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 300 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 30 Goldfinch, 60 Linnet, 27 Crossbill, 14 Siskin, 2 Bullfinch (07.30 -10.00). (A Harris)

Kenidjack: 2 Great White Egret reported between Boscean and Kenidjack Farm at 09:33. Great White Egret flew east up the valley at c09:56, also 1 Redwing and 2 Yellow-browed Warbler by the engine shed. (P Fraser) Yellow-browed Warbler at the end of the tarmac in the garden on the north side, also 3 Coal Tit and Hen Harrier over, (D Flumm) Red Kite reported south over the valley at c14:30. (per D Flumm)

St Just: Wheatear.  (D Flumm)

Porthcurno: 1 Yellow-browed warbler calling in scrubby area to right of track from car park to beach at 1645. (I Tidmarsh)

Carnyorth: Great White Egret over north at 11:10. (J Swann)

Eagles Nest, Zennor: Great White Egret seen in field beside B3306 at 17:30. (J Feary)

Foage valley, Zennor: 1 male Hen Harrier east. (P St Pierre)

Cot Valley: 2+ Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest, 3 Redwing. (P Fraser) Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Crossbill in spruce. (C Moore)

Skewjack: Hen Harrier, Merlin, Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Redpoll. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: 1 Short-eared Owl quartering small fields, 1 Whinchat, 4 Choughs and a large amount of Gannets, lots of young, and many seabirds feeding over a large pod of Dolphins. (J and J Elvin)

Crowdy Reservoir: 7 Yellow-legged Gull (3w, near adult, 5 adult), presumed Lesser Black-backed Gull x Herring Gull hybrid, 10 Herring Gull, 275 Black-headed Gull, c1100 Lesser Black-backed Gull in roost plus redhead Red-breasted Merganser and a sinensis Cormorant. (M Ahmad)

Devoran: Osprey flew overhead near Yummy Scrummy cafe at Devoran about 16:00 and flew south. Peregrine also seen hunting about 15:30. (J Clarke)

Osprey – Josh Clarke

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 9 Redwing in garden. (B.Toms)

Sancreed: 12 Redwing & 3 Fieldfare both first of the autumn, 3 Skylark, 22 Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Park Head: 8 Choughs inc juveniles. No rings. (H & M Taylor)

Morwenstow: 20 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Willow Tit,1 Marsh Tit, 1 Sparrowhawk,100 Goldfinch, 10 Chaffinch with 1 Brambling mixed in. (S Windle)

Brambling – Stevan Windle

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Sunday 11th October 2020

Pendeen: (07:30 -10:00) Juv Sabine’s Gull, Ad Pomarine Skua, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 4 Common Scoter (S Rogers, P Clement, G. Lawlor)

Bosistow Lane: 1 Radde’s Warbler photographed and showing well along lane between Higher and Lower Bosistow, also 2 Yellow-browed Warblers. (L Thomson)

Nanjizal Valley: 43 new ringed. 5 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, 12 Blackcap and 4 Chiffchaff. Also, Hawfinch over late morning, Ring Ouzel, 8 Redwing, Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail, 1 Merlin, 80 Skylark, 24 Siskin, 7 Common Crossbill, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 150 Woodpigeon. (P Roseveare, K Wilson, B Bosisto, R Veal, J Ryan)

Hayle Estuary: 7 Pink-footed Goose, 53 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Greenshank, 4 Little Egret. (K Mullins & I Clark) In addition, 2 Pintail, 1 Spotted Redshank and 3 Dunlin. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

St Ives Island: Grey Phalarope on the water. (C Oates)

Grey Phalarope – Chris Oates

St Just: Yellow-browed Warbler in willow scrub next to LBS access road, just off main road. Also 9 Siskin over. (J Branscombe)

Trevescan: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (G Lawlor, M Ferris)

Land’s End: Merlin and 8 Siskin. (B Mellow)

Porthgwarra: Turtle Dove still at Ardensawah Farm. (B Mellow) 6+ Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)

Cot Valley: 19 Siskin. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler by the water treatment works. (S Rogers)

Charlestown: Firecrest and 5 Swallow. (P St Pierre)

Helford River: 4 Cattle Egret at mouth of Polwheveral Creek. (D Collins)

Falmouth: 6 Common Scoter, briefly, on water off Pennance Point. (J St Ledger)

Lizard Point: 1 Short-eared Owl coming in off the sea at 1800 hrs, heading west. (M Garwood)

Caerthillean: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Turtle Dove. (I Maclean)

Short-eared Owl – Ilya Maclean

Lowland Point, Coverack: 4 Firecrest. (D Wright)

Firecrest – Doug Wright

Godolphin Cross: 2 Firecrest. (C Richards)

Towan Beach, Roseland: Osprey fishing close in shore. (E Drury)

St.Winnow: 1 Greenshank and 8 Little Grebe. (E Mayhew)

Camel Estuary: 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 12 Little Egret, 24 Bar-tailed Godwit, 30 Grey Plover, 3 Ringed Plover, 100 Dunlin, 20 Knot. (K Mullins & I Clark)

Porth Joke: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 7 Goldcrest, 1 Whinchat, 1 Coal Tit, 5 Blackcap, 40 Linnet. (S Rowe)

Colliford Reservoir: 2 Grey Plover, 1 Lapwing in Gillhouse Bay. (B Craven)

Dozmary Pool: 2 Shoveler. (B Craven)

Bude Marshes: 289 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 4 hybrid type Canada Goose, 4 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Snipe, 5 Grey Heron, 3 Teal, 49 Mallard, 23 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 female Peregrine Falcon, 1 female Sparrowhawk, 2 Kingfisher and 79 Black-headed Gull. (N Bastin)

Kingfisher – Nigel Bastin

Rame Head: 50+ Swallow feeding and gathering on the phone lines. 4 Cirl Bunting in hedge between Coastguard’s cottages and the Coastguard station. (D Sharp)

Cirl Bunting – Deena Sharp

Par Beach Pool: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Water Rail (under the flowering pampas grass), 1 Barnacle Goose, 11 Linnet, 1 Snipe. (S Grose)

Castle an Dinas: 96 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 2 Barn Owl (S Grose)

Blackacre: 2 Marsh Tit. (S Grose)

Rialton Barton: 1 Treecreeper (in the only macrocarpa tree in the layby), 3 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

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Saturday 11th July 2020

Late news, 10/7, Trewavas Cliff: 30+ Kittiwake. One active nest visible from my position, with two young, though many adults were returning to the cliffs with food. Second photo gives better view of one of the young. (J St Ledger)

Kittiwake  – John St Ledger 

      Kittiwake  – John St Ledger

Late news, 10/07, Nanjizal: 60 birds ringed including 2 Garden Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 7 Sedge Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 9 Willow Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Kingfisher (K Wilson)

Troon: Male Hawfinch in a private garden at 09:30. (D Wheeler)

Goss Moor: 1 Bee-eater flew over heading South, 2+ Crossbill and 5 Siskin overhead (P Roseveare, J Howells). Also, 104 ringed, of note, 41 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 27 Blackcap, 6 Garden Warbler, 2 Marsh Tit. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, J Howells)

Porthgwarra 06:00 – 09:30:  4 Balearic Shearwater, 16 Common Scoter, Puffin and Curlew west. (I Prentice)

Devoran: 100+ Curlew, 70+ Redshank, 5 Sandwich Tern, 3 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Loader)

Freathy: 13 Balearic Shearwater flew east at 09:00. (M Jordan)

Calvadnack: 1 Green Sandpiper on farm pond. (L Sampson)

Coverack: 6 Swift – some screaming, 5 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 Herring Gull. 9 Mediterranean Gull off Chynhalls, Whitethroat and Blackcap. Also 3 Grey Seal off Black Head, one of which was caught napping in a rock pool and had to clamber over the rocks to get out to sea as the tide fell. (H Norton, D Beadle)

Stithians Southern cut-off: 2 Common Sandpiper

Fowey: 8 Balearic Shearwater offshore, seen from kayak. (R Kirkwood)

Balearic Shearwater – Rupert Kirkwood

Downderry: Birds moving west, 05:35-08:10, included 17 Common Scoter, 51 Gannet, 10 Manx Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 46 Mediterranean Gull and 22 Black-headed Gull. 19 Manx Shearwater also headed east. (A Payne)

The Rumps: 1 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Mediterranean Gull (T Potterton)

St Just to Pendeen Watch: 2 Fulmar, 3 Gannet, 3 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 15 Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Swift, 5 Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 15 Linnet. (J Burges)

Feock: 2 Nuthatch, 3 Siskin from Punch Bowl & Ladle. (S Grose)

Marazanvose: 2 Yellowhammer on wires. (S Grose)

Pentire Point: 2 Puffin seen, also 4 Gannet, 6 Fulmar, 19 Kittiwake, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Kestrel, Rock Pipit & 2 Wheatear (1ad, 1 fledgling.) (D Reeves)

Mount Hawke: Unknown bat species at 13.30. First seen fluttering its wings when perched on overhead wires. Smallish, wing beat action quite fluttery, flight speed on slow side, flight path largely straight and horizontal flight at bungalow height. Overall flight mode quite unlike usual “garden-type” bat when they dash about at dusk. (RB & PC Girling)

 

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Sennen: 1 American Buff-bellied Pipit feeding in cut maize field behind Sennen school. (P St Pierre, P Wilson, D Balmer et al.)

Porthgwarra:  Richards Pipit over at 09.20 am heading towards Lands End. (M Wallace) The same or another over 10:15. (D Balmer) 2 Snow Bunting still south of coastguards. Lapland bunting flushed from stubble field east of car park. Black Redstart by coast path between Porthgwarra and St Levan. Also a Brambling over. (D Chown, N Grace). 1 Vagrant Emperor flew east towards car park valley. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler reported.

Nanjizal: 1 Little Bunting, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 12 Robin, 2 Firecrest, 20 Chiffchaff, 26 Blackcap. Also 1 Hawfinch over and a possible Olive-backed Pipit. (K Wilson)

Cot Valley: 1 Honey Buzzard flew North. (P Fraser, J Martin, N Wheatley)

Walmsley: 1 Pink-footed Goose (still), 28 Cattle Egret. (J St Ledger)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Marsh Harrier hunting over the marsh early morning. (S Rogers)

St Levan: 1 Woodlark early am, then flew East. (P St Pierre)

Skewjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (P St Pierrre)

Land’s End: 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Brambling, 1 Reed Bunting. (P St Pierre)

Penzance: 1 Red-throated Diver still in harbour. (P Taylor) Also 1 Egret sp. showing restricted yellow on the lores (yellow not extending over bill), patches of yellow on the rear tarsi. (M Ahmad)

Carnon Downs: 5 Crossbill. (J Chapple)

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest. (T Mills, L Proctor)

Penlee Point: Lapland Bunting in the last field on the left along Military Road. 

Rame Head: 4 Black Redstarts today. (C Buckland) 3 Black Redstart, c20 Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 7 Stock Dove, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Wheatear, c10 Cirl Bunting. (D Clegg) Also 1 Barred Warbler heard near the coastguard cottages. (V Tucker)

Black Redstart – C Buckland

Park Head: Vismig 07.45 – 08.30 am: 4 Siskin, 42 Chaffinch, 39 Meadow Pipit, 8 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 9 Pied Wagtail, 11 Stock Dove, 1 Goldcrest. (P Roseveare)

Trevose Head: 7 Chough (no rings visible), 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Chough, John St Ledger

Chough, John St Ledger

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 13 Mute Swan, 55 Canada Goose, 6 Shelduck, 14 Mallard, 22 Wigeon, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 85 Oystercatcher, 1 Avocet, 12 Ringed Plover, 3 Grey Plover, c.100 Golden Plover, 47 Lapwing, 2 Knot, 34 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 90 Redshank, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 95 Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 70 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser black-backed Gull, 1 Great black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 4 Kingfisher, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Magpie, 1 Jay, 55 Jackdaw, 8 Rook, 120 Carrion Crow, 11 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Rabbit, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood (M Scawen et al).

Truro: Meadow Pipit in a private garden. (M Costa)

Tywardreath: Young Wood Pigeon feeding on spill from garden feeders (R Barlow)

St Dennis: 1 Black Redstart, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcaps, 1 Buzzard, 3 Mistle thrush, 1 Reed bunting, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Redwing. (P Ash)

Black Redstart – P Ash

Wadebridge: 1 singing Dipper (D Julian)

Gunwalloe Church Cove and Reedbed: 3 Wheatear, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Water Rail. (G Adams)

Poldhu Reedbed: 1, probably 2, Cetti’s Warbler. (G Adams)

Dobwalls: Tawny owls heard calling from gardens to the south of the village from midnight to 1am (C&J Duffy)

Wadebridge, Burniere Point: 47 Mediterranean Gull, 65 Herring Gull, 86 Black headed Gull following the plough in field next to the hide this eve. (S Grose)

St Ives: 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose still in harbour.

Wilcove: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Kingfisher. (A Blonden)

Newquay Boating Lake: 2 Tawny Owl over the main lake. (S Grose)

Treen: 1 Snow Bunting reported over East.

RSPB Scillonian III wildlife cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 Red-throated Diver (Penzance harbour), 1 m Eider, 46 Gannet, 7 Guillemot, 3 Razorbill,  28 Auk sp., 6 Kittiwake, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Grey Phalarope, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf Rock to St Marys: 316 Gannet, 2 Guillemot, 1 Kittiwake, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Bluefin Tuna,  22 Common Dolphin. St Marys to Wolf Rock: 38 Gannet, 2 Great Skua, 1 Storm Petrel, 3 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 58 Gannet, 8 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 4 Auk sp., 12 Kittiwake, 10 Harbour Porpoise, 2 Common Dolphin, 6+ Bluefin Tuna. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

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