Saturday 11th September 2021

Sancreed: Juvenile Red-backed Shrike, 2 Whinchat, 5 Stonechat, Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Red-backed Shrike – Dave Flumm

Red-backed Shrike – Dave Flumm

Mullion: adult Honey Buzzard flew north at 5:20pm mobbed by corvids. ( M Pass )

Foxhole: eclipse drake Ring-necked Duck, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (B & L Bosisto)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck in bracken by derelict house, lower car park. (S Rogers, J Swann) 21 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Sandwich Tern, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua, 15 Dunlin. (S Rogers)

Wryneck – John Swann

Lands End, Treeve Moor: 1 Wryneck in large blackthorn clump in NE corner. (P Clement)

Boscregan: Wryneck still showing well. (T Wheatley

Shirehall Moor (edge), Lostwithiel: 1 Wryneck on post by china clay railway line (M Surgey)

Geevor mine: Wryneck, 2 Wheatear, Sparrowhawk, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, c100 Swallow, 2 Chough. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 22 Mallard, 13 Moorhen, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Snipe, Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Newbridge: Wood Sandpiper for 10th day. (D Flumm)

St Ives Island (07.30-09.00): 6 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sandwich Tern, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 dark-phase Arctic Skua, ca. 9 Common Dolphins. (G Jones)

Marazion: Whinchat, Wheatear and Sedge Warbler this morning. (P Freestone)

Eastern Green;Penzance: Eider on rocks. (P Freestone)

Nanquidno: 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Chapel Carn Brea: 1 Whitethroat flew across road just S of car park. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Towan Head: 1 Purple Sandpiper, steady line of Manx Shearwater and hundreds of Gannets feeding towards Park Head. (M Lammas, D Gross)

East Pentire (07:15-09:00): 11 Balearic Shearwater, 17 Common Scoter, 1 Teal, 5 Dunlin, 3 Arctic Skua, 9 Sandwich Ter, 4 Commic Tern. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 4 Kestrel, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 4 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

St Ives: 6 Balearic Shearwater between 7:30am & 9am. (Birdguides)

Stithians Res: 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 12 Snipe, 3 Lapwing, 18 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 1 Curlew, 1 Wheatear, 32 Little Grebe. ( D Eva ) 2 imm Ruff, 3 imm Spotted Redshank, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, c10 Snipe, 1 Wheatear. (J Chapman) 1 Wheatear; 2 Spotted Redshank; 3 Wood Sandpiper; 14 Snipe; 5 Greenshank; 3 Curlew (South end); 1 Common Sandpiper (North end) (Thomas Wilson)

Lizard Point: 5 Balearic Shearwater. (Birdguides)

Loe Pool: 1 Osprey until 11.00 am (flew east), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 17 Great Crested Grebe. (G Adams) 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Raven and 8 Great Crested Grebe. (B Nicholls)2 Osprey at around 15.30, also c3 Reed Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat. (D Beadle)

Frenchmans Creek: 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Curlew. (A & C Chatfield)

Coverack: 1 Spotted Flycatcher at Trevothen. (D Beadle)

Nanpean: 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 30 Teal, adult Yellow-legged Gull. (B Bosisto)

St Agnes Head: 14 Yellow Wagtail around cattle in first fields to east, also 1 Whinchat. (D Curtis)

Gulval: Flock of 18 Raven flying west & calling. (J Hawkey)

St Gothian Sands Nature Reserve: 1 Black-Necked Grebe. (J Bowen)

Black-necked Grebe – Jayne Bowen

Black-necked Grebe – Jayne Bowen

Restronguet Creek: 2 Osprey at 9am including colour ringed ‘JF1’. (Cornwall Osprey Sightings via Twitter) 3 Osprey, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger & S Williams)

Devoran: 2 Osprey, 2 Little Stint, 50+ Curlew (incl a Dutch colour ringed bird), 50+ Oycs, 20+Blackwit, 5+ Barwit, 2 Whimbrel, 50+Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank. (C Foote)

Rame Church – Penlee NR: 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1, Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Common Whitethroat, 50+ Swallow, 30+ House Martin, 3 Sand Martin. (D Clegg)

Rame Barton Guesthouse: 4 Pied Flycatcher, 4+ Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warbler. All seen from entrance to grounds. (D Clegg)

Kingsmill lake: 23 Dunlin, 17+ Redshank, 29 Curlew, 2 Juv Ringed Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Sandwich Tern, 13 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 400+ Nlack-headed Gull & 2 Mute Swan ((P Kemp)

Mount Edgcumbe Country Park: 1 Wheatear,  60+ mixed adult & juvenile Swallow group on the wires. (S Eddy)

Penwithick: 3 Buzzard , 2 Blue Tit , 1 Chaffinch , 8 House Sparrow , 2 Coal Tit , 3 Woodpigeon , 4 Goldfinch , 1 Grey Heron , 1 Robin , 2 House Martin , 1 Sparrowhawk , 2 Collared Dove , 4 Magpie , 3 Jackdaw . (K.Bowers)

Common Buzzard – Kevin Bowers

Grey Heron – Kevin Bowers

Eurasian Sparrowhawk – Kevin Bowers

Late submission, 10/09, Devoran: 2 Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Knot, 3 Turnstone, Osprey plus regulars. (B Rousseau)

Late submission, 10/09, St Agnes Head: 2 Wryneck, (1 Wryneck in the morning around the large privet clump at the base of the Head, and in the afternoon the another Wryneck at higher bal near St Agnes football club). (D Curtis)


Monday 23rd August 2021

Treleaver, Near Coverack: 1 Rufous Bush Chat, present again this morning. (T Wilson et al)

There is no public parking near the bird’s location and we advise that all visitors park at Coverack in the pay and display facilities. Please do not park in any fields, gateways or driveways whilst in the area and under no circumstances enter private gardens or other private areas. Could all visitors also ensure that they stay on the appropriate public footpaths and only public rights of way whilst in the locality.

Rufous Bush Chat – Stevan Windle

Rufous Bush Chat – Peter Tongue

Rufous Bush Chat – Stevan Windle

Rufous Bush Chat – Jon Irvine

Rufous Bush Chat – John St Ledger

Rufous Bush Chat – Nigel Rogers

Skewjack: Glossy Ibis over mid afternoon. (M Wallace)

St Ives Town: 1 Honey Buzzard overhead at 12:50 – 13:00 (P Nason)

Nanjizal: 353 trapped and ringed this morning including: ad Melodious Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 6 Garden Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 24 Reed Warbler, 36 Willow Warbler, 48 Whitethroat, 191 Sedge Warbler. Also 4+ Tree Pipit, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Whimbrel over. Please keep to public rights of way. (J Overfield, J Ryan, R Veal)

Sennen to Lands End: Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Tree Pipit, 7 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (J Greep)

Treeve Moor: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff. (J Greep)

Nanquidno: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat. (C Moore)

Sancreed: Green Sandpiper, female Common Redstart. (D Flumm)

Trewillis, Coverack: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Greenfinch, Chiffchaff, 3 Swift, 3 Sand Martin, 40 House Martin, 100+ Swallow. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Warrens Pool, Truthall Common: 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 120 + Flock of Goldfinch. (S Williams)

Godrevy: 12 Ringed Plover, 7 Turnstone (N Sluman)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Wigeon, 4 Teal, c50 Redshank. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 juvenile Little-ringed Plover today. (N Rogers) In addition, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Scaup, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little-ringed Plover, 1 Shoveller, 4 Greenshank, 8 Teal, 6 Curlew. (I Grant and F Were)

Ardevora, Roseland: 22 Mute Swan, c.300 Canada Goose. On this evenings high tide. (D Hall)

Colliford Lake: 1 Osprey fishing in the Dam area and 5 Grey Plover. (L Birtwistle)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1+ Juvenile Little-ringed Plover and a Dunlin. (M Reeves)

Kingsmill Lake: Osprey, 2 juvenile Common Tern, 25 Greenshank, 4 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit & 5 Black-tailed Godwit (P Kemp)

Rame Head to Penlee: 15+ Swallow, 2 Wheatear, 3 Blackcap, 8 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 8+ Chiffchaff. (K Pellow)

Penlee N.R: 8 +Chiffchaff, 2 + Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher. (K Pellow)

Late News, 23/08, Trevose Head: 5 Chough. (S Hopton)

A pair of Swarovski binocular lens covers has been found on the coastal path, about half way towards Coverack. If you believe these are yours please email and we will put you in contact with the finder.


Monday 12th July 2021

Penzance: 2 Honey Buzzard flew over Mount Misery Roundabout this afternoon. (A Harris)

Maer Lake: 1 Ruddy Shelduck still this afternoon. (Birdguides)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Little Ringed Plover. (P St Pierre) Also juv Dipper in flight twice, c15 Redshank (including first 4 juveniles), 3 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Whimbrel, 2+ Sandwich Tern, 1 Kingfisher this evening. (P St Pierre, R Veal)

Nanjizal: Cuckoo, 3 Grasshopper Warbler. (D Flumm)

Polgigga: Green Sandpiper over this evening. (M Wallace)

Roskilly Ponds: 1 pair of spotted flycatchers. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Spotted Flycatcher – Kate Dalziel

Rock: 1m Sparrowhawk with prey through a private garden, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Swift. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 76 Black headed Gull (inc 21 juv), 6 Mediterranean Gull behind Bridge bike hire. (S Grose)

St Columb Minor: 1 m Yellowhammer opposite Fair Park cemetery. (S Grose)

Liskeard: 1 Leucistic Jackdaw this morning. (S Johnson)

Leucistic Jackdaw – Suzie Johnson

Late Submission, 8/7, Mexico Towans: 4 – 5 Kestrel and 6 Skylark. (M Vetch)

Skylark, Mike Vetch

Late News, 09/07, Scillonian Crossing: Between the Isles of Scilly and Penzance a very extensive bait ball about two miles in length, with 500+ Common Dolphin, 5 Bottlenose Dolphin, 36 Harbour Porpoise, 3 Minke Whale and 2 Fin Whale, all feeding together in a frenzy. Also, Basking Shark and Risso’s Dolphin on the journey. (V Stratton)


Sunday 18th April 2021

Late News, 16/04, Padstow: 7 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Shelduck. (C Taylor)

Late News, 17/04, Mount Edgcumbe: pair of Green Woodpecker at nest hole and Mistle Thrush carrying food. (B Taggart)

Late News, 17/04, Treninnow Wood, Millbrook: Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming. (B Taggart)

Late News, 17/04, Buttermilk Hill: 3 (1m, 2f) Ring Ouzel, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Wheatear, 18 Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 (m) Stonechat, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Swallow, 6 Wren (P Nason)

Short-eared Owl – Peter Nason

Late news, 17/4, Coverack: 1 Manx Shearwater and a Basking shark. (D Wood)

Late news, 17/4, Caerthillian Cove, The Lizard: 1 Whimbrel, 4 Wheatear and a Whitethroat. (D Wood)

Newlyn Harbour: 1st-winter American Herring Gull again showing well on beach near south pier. (D Wood)

American Herring Gull – David Wood

American Herring Gull – David Wood

Trevilley Fm, Nanjizal: Little Bunting, Grasshopper Warbler, Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 3 Sand Martin, Golden Plover. (D Flumm) Also, Siberian Chiffchaff, Coot, Yellow Wagtail, Grasshopper Warbler, Reed Warbler, Wheatear, 2 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, Wheatear, 6 Siskin, Green Woodpecker. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto J Howells)

Porthbean: 5 Great Northen Diver catching Cornish Sole, 8 Oystercatcher, 4 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant. (K Williams & K Foster)

Treeve Moor: 3 Ring Ouzel. (R Wilkins et al)

Ring Ouzel – Alex McKechnie

Men-an-Tol: 2 singing Willow Warbler, 1 Swallow (J Evans)

Leswidden, nr St Just: 1 Grasshopper Warbler singing from rough ground, 3 Common Sandpiper on pool, 1 Snipe in improved pasture, 1 Greenfinch flew over, 2 Sand Martins. (J Branscombe)

Mounts Bay: 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Whimbrel. (P Fraser) 10 Whimbrel this evening. (J Hawkey)

Marazion Marsh: 2 Ruddy Shelduck reportedly flew from the Marsh and then east over Marazion. In addition, 1 Little Egret, 2 Whimbrel, 13 Eurasian Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 10 Sand Martin, 3 Barn Swallow. (P Fraser)

Rosemount, Marazion: 4 Sand Martin and 1 Barn Swallow heading east this morning. (P Fraser)

Hayle, Ryan’s Field: 1 Great White Egret, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 8 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Teal (Richard Augarde, Brian Mellow, D Eva et al) In addition, 1 Greenshank, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Stock Dove, 5 Redshank. (D Wood)

Great White Egret – John Chapple
Great White Egret – Richard Augarde
Porthkidney: 3 Sandwich Tern (D Eva)

St Gothian Sands: 1 adult Glaucous Gull still. (J Chapple) Also, 2 Reed Warbler. (Prof T Reilly) In addition, 6 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Pochard, 2 Swallow, 30 Sand Martin, 1 Wheatear. (D Wood)

Whimbrel – David Wood

Sand Martin – David Wood

Buttermilk Hill: 1m & 1f Ring Ouzel. (Richard Augarde & Brian Mellow) In addition 8 Ring Ouzel dropped in at 6.30 pm with 4 adult males, 2 first summer males, and 2 females. Also, 5 Wheatear. (V Stratton)

Coverack: 1 Black-throated Diver, 6 Manx Shearwater and 2 Harbour Porpoise. (D Wood)

Point Quay, Devoran: 1 Spoonbill still.

Cigga Head, Perranporth: 1 Iceland Gull and 1 Minke Whale. (T Wilson, R Copeland)

Porth Joke: 1 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcap, 4 Swallow, 1 Coot. (S Rowe)

Gluvian: 2 Siskin. (B Bosisto)

Park Head: 1 Song Thrush, 2 Wheatear, 10 Rock Pipit, 3 Gannet, 1 Blackcap, 10+ Skylark, 4 Stonechat, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Rock Dove (C Taylor)

Mawgan Porth: Little Ringed Plover still. (S Carr)

Tresaddern / Castle An Dinas: 61 Raven in one flock. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 7 Eider, 1 Common Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Reed Warbler (stream). (S Grose)

Lostwithiel: 57 Rook nests. (S Grose) Also at Shirehall Nature Reserve, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Tawny Owl heard, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Biscovey: 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 7 Goldfinch, 2 Swallow, 1 Wren, 2 Collared Dove, 6 Blue Tit, 1 Buzzard, 3 Chaffinch. (C Hooper)

Swallow – C Hooper

Wren – C Hooper

Colliford Reservoir: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 1 m Goosander, 8 Willow warbler singing. (K Pellow)

Dozmary Pool: 2 Tufted Duck. (K Pellow)

Siblyback Reservoir: 2m+3f Ring-necked Duck, 27 Tufted Duck, 15 Mallard and a brood of 7, 6 Canada Goose (1 pair nesting), 7f Goosander, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 24 singing Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 1 Reed Bunting, 2m Wheatear on territory. (K Pellow)

Delphi Bridge, Bodmin Moor: 1 Red Kite. (J Stedman)

Beara Tor, Bodmin Moor: 1 Ring Ouzel c100m beyond access gate towards stream.

Trevulga, Boscastle: 1m Ring Ouzel. (M Worden)

Ring Ouzel – Mark Worden

Ring Ouzel – Mark Worden

Bude: 1f Blackcap, Common Buzzard and 1m Sparrowhawk over private garden. (R Maye)

Downderry: a Honey Buzzard circling briefly overhead at 1600. (A Payne)

Polbathic Creek: 2 Canada Goose sitting in field were very closely approached and investigated by 2 Roe Deer; both pairs very wary of each other. The geese defiantly held their ground and, eventually, the deer moved off. (A Blonden)

Caradon Moor: 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 4 Linnet, 3 Meadow Pipit. (D Sharp)

Yellowhammer – Deena Sharp

River Lynher: 1 Dipper, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Orange Tip & 1 Speckled Wood Butterfly. (D Sharp)

Dipper – Deena Sharp


Thursday 1st October 2020

Godrevy: Semipalmated Sandpiper with 5 Dunlin on rocks below field car park.(P Maugham)

Treveal Valley: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Jays, 3 Common Buzzards, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 12 Blackcaps, 2 Garden Warblers, 9 Chiffchaffs, 4 Goldcrests, 1 Ring Ouzel, 2 Bullfinches. (V Stratton)

St. Ives: 1 Honey Buzzard, being harassed by Corvids over the harbour. Also 63 Goldfinches, 14 Chaffinches, 3 Robins, 2 Chiffchaffs in private garden. (V Stratton) 3 Arctic Skua, 4 Manx Shearwater, lots of auks moving west. (A Lobb)

Porthgwarra: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler calling (path up towards Gwennap Head) 6 Balearic Shearwaters, 1 Auk sp. Ardensawah: 26 Collared Doves, 1 Turtle Dove. (R Nelson)

Land’s End: Wryneck still present in hedge near water tanker south of Trinity loop. (P Clement)

Botallack: Wryneck still present near ruins opposite NT property. (J Waldon)

Point; Restronguet: 1 Osprey at 09.30, 2 Whimbrel, 10 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 5 Greenshank, 1 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger)

Osprey – John St Ledger

Stithians: 1 Great White Egret, 3 Shoveler (D Eva)

Porthilly Farm: 4 Cattle Egret in field next to treatment works, 3 Red legged Partridge. (S Grose)

Tresilian: 1 Osprey at 15:30. (M Warren)

Porth Reservoir: 10 Great crested Grebe, 1 m Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 19 Coot, 52 Mallard, 27+ Moorhen, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Teal, 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Kingsmill Lake: 24 Greenshank, 48 Redshank, 43 Dunlin, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 51 Curlew, 32 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 81 Canada Goose, 210+ Black-headed Gull, 17 Herring Gull, 2 adult Greater Black-backed Gull & 4 Little Egret (P Kemp)

Trelissick: Curlew and a Little Egret on the Beach this afternoon. (L Pover)

St Austell: 1 Grey Heron on a roof in Holmbush. (C Hooper)

Grey Heron – C Hooper

Church Cove: 6 Swallows, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (S Turner)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Spotted Redshank, 7 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (R Hill) 1 Kingfisher on Ryan’s field. (R Chiffers)

Kingfisher – Robin Chiffers

Trebetherick Point: 4 Ringed Plover. (R McDougall)

Saltmill (Saltash): Clouded Yellow. (A Blonden)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebes, 12 Lapwing, 2 Teal, 9 Mallard.  (B Craven)

Colliford Reservoir: 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Golden Plover. (B Craven)


Sunday 20th September 2020

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Baird’s Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper together at 08:45 at Carnsew/Tempest, also 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 5 Dunlin, 5 Sandwich Tern. (M Pass, S Windle) 2 Great White Egret on Ryan’s Field. (J Chapple et al.)

Dunlin – Stevan Windle

Semipalmated and Baird’s Sandpipers – Stevan Windle

Baird’s Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

West Penwith: Pallid Harrier roaming from Nanjizal, Gwennap Head, Raftra, Polgigga to Brew. (M Wallace et al)

Pendeen: American Golden Plover with 18 Golden Plover briefly in fields by the lighthouse but flushed by a Buzzard. (P Combridge)

Phillack: 1cy Honey Buzzard east over Phillack. (K Wilson)

Nanquidno: Icterine Warbler between the ford and the car park. Also,4 Pied Flycatchers, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler. (S Windle, B Bosisto, P Roseveare, R Augarde)

Icterine Warbler – Stevan Windle

Icterine Warbler – Richard Augarde

Icterine Warbler – Stevan Windle


Pied Flycatcher – Stevan Windle

Pied Flycatcher – Stevan Windle

Predannack Airfield: (No public access and difficult to view) Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Dotterel and 100+ Wheatears. (D Wright)

Loe Pool: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper on mud at north end, 6 Wigeon. (I Maclean)

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler in car park sallows. (M Wallace) Two calling Dotterel circled at 07:45 lost to view over Gwennap Head but appeared to be dropping, Lapland Bunting feeding around cross tracks at SW363226 also Whinchat, c20 Wheatears. Tree Pipit and Yellow Wagtail over. (P Marshall)

Lapland Bunting – Mark Halliday

Hobby – Mark Halliday

Hobby – Mark Halliday

Spotted Flycatcher – Mark Halliday

Constantine: Osprey circling over Polwheveral Creek Helford River. (T Pinfield)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret,  1 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, 3 Curlew, 2 Snipe, 1 Barn Owl.(J St Ledger) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Ruff, 2 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Snipe, 3 Curlew, 3 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear. ( D Eva )

Great White Egret – John St Ledger

Land’s End: Wryneck at Trinity Loop plus Firecrest. (P Clement) Hobby and 1+ Reed Warbler (P St Pierre) 3 Whinchat, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2+ Willow Warbler. (P Taylor) Wryneck north of Treeve Common at SW352255 + Redstart, Whinchat, Hobby. (P Marshall)

Kenidjack: 2 Firecrest, Whitethroat plus Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and Wheatears. (J Waldon) Wryneck top of track to Botallack. (J Chapple) 2 Pied Flycatcher, Wryneck and Redstart. (J Swann) In addition, Wood Warbler and Sedge Warbler. (J Eaton)

Common Redstart – Alex McKechnie

Pied Flycatcher – Alex McKechnie

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by water pumping station, plus 2 Pied Flycatcher and Spotted Flycatcher. (N Wheatley, C Townsend)

Millbrook: 10 Cattle Egret, opposite Barn House, along Lower Anderton Road. Also 164 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper & 1 Sandwich Tern. (P Kemp)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Great White Egret, 1 Cattle Egret plus 6 Ruddy Shelduck over.

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler in second sallow clump north of the church. (M Wallace)

Rame: Great White Egret in off the sea plus Whinchat, a Hobby and Pied Flycatcher at Polhawn Bay. (D Clegg) Also, Marsh Harrier East at 1705 hrs. (R Lockwood)

Falmouth: Hobby over Falmouth golf course this afternoon at 13:15. (S Bearhop)

Skewjack: Pied Flycatcher. (M Wallace)

Rame: Hobby. (P Kemp)

Tregrehan: 1 Firecrest at Boscundle Woods in a private garden. (I Stewart)

Marazion: Ad sum plum Red-throated Diver offshore and Little Stint, 4 Knot, Ruff, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Redshank on the beach at red River mouth. (S Rogers)

Penzance: 12 Pale-bellied Brent Geese off Wherrytown. (L Proctor)

Trevilley: 2 Wheatear, 2 Chiffchaff, Whinchat, Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher. (C Moore, P St Pierre)

Nanjizal: 12 Brent Geese off Mill Bay. (C Moore) 1 Pied Flycatcher, 25 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Sedge Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 77 Blackcap, 1 Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Swallow trapped and ringed plus Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit, good numbers of Siskin and c.40 Chaffinch over. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, J Ryan, J Howells) Also, 1 Dotterel over at 9:30am flew towards Porthgwarra. (B Bosisto)

Mount Hawke: 40 plus Goldfinch at garden feeders. (P Roberts)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 38 Canada Goose, 5 Cormorant, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Mallard, 2 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Buzzard, 3 Raven, 32 Carrion Crow, 32 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Blackbird, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Stonechat, 3 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 3 Pied Wagtail, 6 Wheatear, 52 Meadow Pipit, 190 Linnet and 150 Goldfinch. (DA Conway)

Sancreed: Common Redstart, 30 Robin, 7 Chiffchaff and a Northern Wheatear. Still c200 Large White from recent immigration plus Small White, Green-veined White, Wall, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood & Small Copper butterflies & 4 Silver-Y moths. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Little Egret, 5 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 2 Shoveler, Tufted Duck, juv Peregrine, Snipe, Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 20 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, c20 Robin, Grey Wagtail. Flock Crossbill heard Red Lodge area. (D Flumm)

Bar-tailed Godwit – Dave Flumm

Bar-tailed Godwit – Dave Flumm

Penryn River: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 28 Redshank, 6 Little Egret, 34 Curlew, 2 Heron, 6 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 27 Swan, 2 Sandwich Tern, 57 Black-headed Gull, 44 Herring Gull. (J St Ledger)

Gluvian: 1 Firecrest (B Bosisto)

Porth Joke: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 19 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Kingfisher, 20 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch. (S Rowe)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Water Rail, 1 Barnacle Goose, 8 Wigeon, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Goonbarrow china clay works: 3 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff. (S Grose)

Castle an Dinas: 3 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

St Mawes and St Just-in-Roseland: 2 Mediterranean Gulls and a Sandwich Tern. (J Turner)

Newquay: A 2-3m Basking Shark surface feeding no more than 10 ft from me as I was surfing at fistral this morning. Spring tides so around 50m from the beach. (R Wheeler)

Sunday 30th August 2020

Late News, 29/08, Lizard area: 30 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 1 Sand Martin, Dunlin over (D Collins)

Lands End/Treeve Moor: 4 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Chough, 2 Kestrel, 2 White Wagtail, 6 Stonechat, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff. (S Windle)

Whinchat – Steven Windle

Chough – Steven Windle

Nanjizal Valley: 1 Black Kite, 1 flyover Citrine Wagtail, 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Grey Wagtail, 5 Chough, 3 Siskin, 19 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Snipe, 1 Tawny Owl and a Curlew. Also, 95 ringed including 26 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 35 Blackcap, 15 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Whitethroat. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, R Veal, J Ryan et al)

Black Kite, Reuben Veal

Porthgwarra: 1 Wryneck in hedgerows below ruined cottages, Trevean.(R Veal). 38 Wheatear, 30+ White Wagtail, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit, Willow Warbler. (M Wallace) Also 4 Pied Flycatcher, 5 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Chifchaff, 4 Stonechat between the ruin and the stone wall. (S Windle)

Wryneck – Steven Windle

Drift Reservoir: Little Stint, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 2 Little Egret, Kingfisher. (D Flumm) 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank. (R Veal) Also 1 Kingfisher, 4 Great crested Grebe, 3 Dunlin 1 Greenshank NW arm. (R Chiffers)

Little Stint – David Flumm

Sancreed: Juvenile Dotterel in an old potato field west of Little Sellan Fm (Grid ref SW 427 306), Swift, Whinchat with 5 Stonechat, 3 Willow Warbler. (D Flumm)

Dotterel – David Flumm

Dotterel – David Flumm

Dotterel – David Flumm

Dotterel – Mike Spicer

Whinchat – David Flumm

Hayle: 2 Knot, 3 Bar tailed Godwit, 6 Black tailed Godwit, 33 Dunlin,33 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 2 Wheatear (D Eva). In addition, 2 Curlew Sandpiper (B Bosisto, P Roseveare) Copper House, Hayle: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Curlew, 3 Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 1 Greylag Goose (possible Canada hybrid), numerous Canada Geese. (D Sharp)

Sanderling – Deena Sharpe

Ringed Plover – Deena Sharpe

Coverack: 1 Ortolan Bunting flew over toward Treleaver. (J Foster)

Soapy/Kynance Cove: 2 Wryneck, 3 Whinchat, Female Redstart. (S Kolodziejski)

Goonhilly: juv Marsh Harrier. (J Chapple)

Breage: 1 Honey Buzzard. (C Dale)

Stithians Reservoir, West Bank: 1 Osprey caught a trout at c1715 then circled high to the South, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Wheatear. North Cut-off: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Teal. Stuart Hutchings Hide: 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper. (C Benton)

Devoran; Tallack’s Creek: 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Knot, 2 Whimbrel. At high tide. (J St Ledger)

Marazion RSPB: 1 Whinchat by the entrance early morning. (I Prentice)

Marazion Beach: 2 Knot, 10 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover and 40+ Sanderling. (I Prentice) Also reported 23+ Sanderling, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone, 1  Oystercatcher, 2 Sandwich Tern. (D Sharp)

Gannel Estuary: 7 Dunlin, 5 Ring Plover, 3 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew this morning. (M Lammas)

Maer Lake: 300+ Canada Geese, 1 Grey Heron, several Black headed and Herring Gulls, 3 Moorhens, 10 Swallows, 3 House Martins, 1 Willow Warbler briefly seen and short burst of song. (H Kendall)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Barnacle Goose, 367 Canada Geese, 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 4 Dunlin, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 196 Black headed Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern, 29 Pied Wagtail. (S Grose)

Par Spit Beach: 3 Common Scoter, 2 Raven, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Eider, 2 Ringed Plover. (S Grose)

Rame to Penlee Reserve: 2 Wheatear, 11 Chiffchaff, 50 House Martin, 30 Swallow, 20 Goldfinch, 50 Linnet, 2 Raven 1 male Kestrel 1 female Sparrowhawk. (R Smaldon)

Wacker Quay: 118 Curlew, 16 Little Egret fishing as a group on incoming tide. (R Smaldon)

Downderry: inshore today 7 Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, 1 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, a White Wagtail and a Wheatear. (A Payne)

Stannon; Bodmin Moor: 5 Wheatear , 2 Black Darter (L Payne)

Dobwalls: 3 Swallow, 1 Beautiful Demoiselle in garden (C&J Duffy)