Friday 6th December 2019

Late news, 23/10-14/11, Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit identification now confirmed by DNA analysis.

Par: Tawny Owl heard 01:20. (R Hampshire)

Rock Beach: 7 Common Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Lesser Black backed Gull, 2 Sanderling, 4 Raven over, 47 Meadow Pipit in the dunes. (S Grose)

Sancreed: Cattle Egret at Sellan Farm. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary: 1w Iceland Gull, 3w Caspian Gull and 7 Yellow-Legged Gull. (M Halliday) Copperhouse: 5 Common Snipe. (J and J Elvin)

Iceland Gull – M Halliday

Snipe – Jenny and John Elvin

Mousehole: 2 1w Caspian Gull and a 1w Yellow-legged Gull in the St Clement’s Isle roost. (M Elliott)

Trevose Head: Hooded Crow still present. (A Johnson)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Lesser Scaup, 3 Goldeneye, 3 Tufted Duck, 70+ Lapwing (over), 10 Long-tailed Tit on feeders. Also 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Jay. (J St Ledger)

Lesser Scaup – John St Ledger

Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 f Goldeneye, 1 Scaup, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Tufted Duck, 22 Coot, 2 Common Gull, 5 Bullfinch, 2 Coal Tit, 11 Goldcrest. (S Grose)

Dunmere: Short-eared Owl flew northeast over the valley at 16:30. (D Julian)

Carnon Downs: Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Firecrest at the sewage works. (R Wilkins)

Saturday 30th November 2019

Late News, 29/11,Colliford Reservoir: Great Northern Diver off Gillhouse. 3 Shoveler at Dozmary Pool. (B Craven)

Lower Tamar Lake: 5 Ring-necked Duck, 9 Tufted Duck, 4 Goosander 2m 2f, 3 Willow Tit. (R Mudge)

Stithians: female Lesser Scaup with 1 Tufted Duck & 4 Goldeneye, 4 Snipe (D & J Chapman)

Wacker Quay: drake Green-winged Teal still present this morning. (B Rankine)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet over Valley Gardens chasing Carrion Crow! (J Baker)

Hayle Estuary: 3 Caspian Gull including German ringed X935 this morning, also 5 Yellow-legged Gull and 21 Common Gull. (M Halliday)

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Hannafore, Looe: Slavonian Grebe, 3 Great Northern Diver, several groups of Eider, male & female, (B Rankine)

Constantine: f Black Redstart, 2 Stonechats in Trebarvah Court (D & J Chapman)

Kings Mill Lake: 200+ Avocets, c.90 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank, 25+ Redshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 80+ Dunlin, 22 Lapwing, c.40 Curlew, c.180 Wigeon and c.90 Teal. Also 1 Goldeneye and 1 adult Little Gull (P. Kemp).

Walmsley Sanctuary: 6 Mute Swan, 29 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, Cormorant, 18 Gadwall, 274 Teal, 2 Shelduck, 25 Shoveler, 1 Scaup, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Pintail, 9 Wigeon, 28 Mallard, 160 Black-tailed Godwit, 180 Curlew, 40 Dunlin, 100 Common Redshank, 3 Water Pipit, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Chiffchaff (B Bosisto)

Towan Head: 8 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Great Northern Diver over west. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 47 Wigeon, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Plover. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 1f Scaup, 1f Goldeneye, 5 Tufted Duck, 6 Teal. (S Rowe)

Mawgan Creek: 1 male Mandarin. (D Collins)

Lizard: 1 female Brambling, 10 Skylark, 12 Rock Pipit. (D Collins)

Coverack Sewage Treatment Works: 2 Firecrest, 1 male Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff. (D Collins)

Crugmeer: 1m Grey Partridge, 5 Raven, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Kestrel, 1 f Sparrowhawk, 1 Blackcap, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Yellowhammer, 36 Meadow Pipit, 1 Barn Owl at roost. (S Grose)

Padstow: 1 Hooded Crow, 65 Rook, 13 Common Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull in stubble field next to Padstow football club. (S Grose)

Siblyback Lake: 1 1st w drake Ring-necked Duck, 9 Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 11 Little Grebe, 2 Coot, 7 Cormorant, 11 Yellow-legged Gull (8 ad, 1subad, 1 2nd w, 1 1st w), 102 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 31 Herring Gull, c.250 Black-headed Gull, 11 Redwing. (P Roseveare)

Dozmary Pool: 3 Shoveler, 3 Tufted Duck, 9 Mallard, 1 Lapwing. (P Roseveare)

Colliford Lake: 2 Goosander (m&f), 27 Teal, 1 Wigeon, 34 Mallard, 53 Canada Goose, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Water Pipit, 11 Yellow-legged Gull (8 ad, 1 3rd w, 2 1st), 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, c.25 Herring Gull, c.350 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c.200 Black-headed Gull. (P Roseveare)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Storm petrel sp. (possibly European Storm-petrel) flew past this afternoon, 1 Red-throated Diver, 22 Common Scoter, 2 Common Gull. (T Phelps)

Newquay: 1 Barn Owl at Trevithick Manor Farm, towards Trevemper sewage treatment works. (S Grose)

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Sunday 24th November 2019

Late News, 21&22/11, Shortlanesend: Male Redstart in private garden. (P Barstow)

Mounts Bay: Adult Pacific Diver still off west side of Jubilee Pool towards St Michael’s Mount again. Also, 9 Red-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 61 Common Scoter,all female (S. Rogers, M. Ahmad, J. Hawkey, J Chapple). 40+ Turnstone, 39 Sanderling, 20+ Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 12 Purple Sandpiper on beach by harbour wall 11.00 – 12.00. ( M Webb)

Pacific Diver – M Mckee

Pacific Diver – M Mckee

Pacific Diver – M Mckee

Pacific Diver – M Mckee

 

Purple Sandpiper – M Webb

Newlyn Harbour: Male Eider and Great Northern Diver this afternoon. (M Rouncefield)

Male Eider and Great Northern Diver – M Rouncefield

St Levan: Dusky Warbler in the large sallow clump on the South side of Raftra Pool. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 21 nominate Chiffchaff,  3 Goldcrest, Firecrest, 2 Blackcap and a Swallow all trapped and ringed. Also present 1 Woodcock, 8 Redwing, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Siskin in the valley.(K Wilson, B Bosisto)

Sennen: 1 Curlew, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Merlin, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail , 1 Lapland Bunting (overhead) (B Bosisto)

Polgigga: 4 Swallow this afternoon. (M Wallace)

Sancreed: 2 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 1 Woodcock, 9 Golden Plover, 70 Stock Dove, 30 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 4 Goldcrest. Towards dusk 2,340 Jackdaw flew west to roost 15:30-16:30 hrs. (D Flumm)

Whacker Quay: Drake Green-winged Teal, (A C Robinson, G K Gordon)

Rame Head: 14 Cattle Egret, at Radford Lane. Also, 140 Common Scoter, 1 female Eider. (A C Robinson, G K Gordon)

Walmsley: 50+ Cattle Egret in flooded field, 1 female Scaup, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 male Mandarin, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 50+ Canada Goose, 1 Pintail, 1 Water Rail, 15 Shoveler, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Shelduck, 2000+ Starlings in reed bed, good numbers of Curlew, Teal, Wigeon, Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Roe Deer. (A Piper)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet over Valley Gardens 08.20 (J Baker)

St Ives: Firecrest in private garden this morning. (M Rouncefield)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Cattle Egret flew over Carnsew Pool to east 8:45, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 ad argentatus Herring Gull, 45 Cormorant over. (R Veal) 2 Yellow-legged Gull (adult and 2nd winter), 4 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Whimbrel (B Bosisto)

Dozmary Pool: 28 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 5 Tufted Duck ( D Eva )

Halvana: 7 Crossbill, 2 Treecreeper ( D Eva )

Stithians Reservoir: 1st w f Lesser Scaup, 4f type Goldeneye (all on SE side), 7 Tufted Duck, 36 Mallard, 1f Gadwall, 39 Wigeon (including flock of 37 in from the north), 19 Teal, 15 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 11 Cormorant, 75 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1+ Kingfisher, 5 Goldcrest, 21 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 24 Long-tailed Tit (9,9,6). (D Chaney)

Helston Boating Lake: Ferruginous Duck (presumed escape). (S Rogers)

Ferruginous Duck – S Rogers

Par Market East Carpark: 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 11 Long- tailed Tit. (S Grose)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail, 13 Mute Swan (Inc 1 with metal ring on right leg. The British Museum :W27236), 6 Coot, 297 Canada Geese, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 4 Eider, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Turnstone, 9 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Common Gull, 1 Firecrest. (P Roseveare)

Porthpean: 1 female Velvet Scoter, 84 Common Scoter, 16 Black-throated Diver, 8 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Firecrest. (P Roseveare)

Portholland: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 7 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver. (P Roseveare)

Caerhays Castle: 2 Pintail, 4 Little Grebe, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Great Northern Diver offshore. (P Roseveare)

Pendower: 14 Great Northern Diver, 4 Black-throated Diver. (P Roseveare)

Portscatho: 1 Grey Plover, 1 Redshank, 37 Turnstone, c.30 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver. (P Roseveare)

Trethillick, near Padstow: Hooded Crow (D Julian)

Hooded Crow – D Julian

Newquay, Towan Head:  19 Purple Sandpiper, 13 Turnstone,  12 Oystercatcher on rocks behind Headland Hotel.  2 Black Redstarts around toilets area. (M Lammas, D Thomas)

Porth Joke: 1 Goosander, 2 Woodcock, 1 Siskin. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 1f Scaup, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 f Goldeneye, 4 Great crested Grebe, 1 Goosander (redhead), 25 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Teal, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker,. (S Grose)

Trevarrion: 5 Chough, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Reed Bunting, 7 Greenfinch from Beacon Cove. (S Grose)

Falmouth, Gyllngvase: 12 probable Common Scoter 500m from shore (S Van Hear)

Trencrom Hill: 16 Raven. (C Benton)

Lower Moors, Roughtor: 4 Peregrine, 3 Merlin, 8 Buzzard and 2 Kestrel hunting about 400000 starling. Also 2 Woodcock. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: Goosander off the Doom Bar and a Great Northern Diver off Padstow. (D Julian)

Crugmeer: 1 Grey Partridge and +70 Skylarks. (D Julian)

 

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Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Late news 21/10,Penberth: Kite sp (probably red) over at 16:00. (N Milligan)

Penzance: Red-throated Diver again in the harbour. (L Proctor) 1 Purple Sandpiper,1 Common Sandpiper, 36+ Ringed Plover, 5 Sanderling, 40 Turnstone (C Zockler)

Porthgwarra: 2 Snow Bunting showing very well just South of coastguard, 1 (presumed released) White Stork,3 (probably 5) Ring Ouzel, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Woodlark over, 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear (presumed Greenland race), 6 Brambling, 13 Bullfinch, 4 Firecrest, 31 Goldcrest, 54 Siskin, 66 Redwing, 14 Fieldfare, 120+ Skylark, 420+ Stock Dove, c1000 Jackdaw, 1 Tawny Owl (60ft cover at 10:00). (R Veal et al.) Also 3 Lapland Bunting over 10:35. (M Wallace). 1 Common Whitethroat at Raftra Farm (P Wilson), 2 Swallow & Merlin at Bosistow Lane (D Balmer)

Snow Bunting, Reuben Veal

Land’s End: Short-eared Owl flew south.

Marazion: 5 Great Northern Divers (2 summer plumage), 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Wheatear. (D Balmer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Marsh Harrier (with green wing tag) at c10:55. (D Balmer, T Mills),1 Firecrest (D Balmer). Also 1 Cetti’s Warbler heard, 1 Common Darter and 2 Red Admiral butterflies. Plus 1 Kingfisher on Longrock Pool. (T Mills)

Hayle Estuary: 4 Pink-footed Geese still with Canada Geese at north end of Copperhouse Creek. Sub adult male Marsh Harrier (with green wing tag),1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, c70 Med Gulls, c100 Golden Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 17 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Dunlin 13 Cormorant. (DK Parker, D Eva)

West of Godolphin Bridge, near R Hayle: c 100 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush,1 Blackbird ,1 Sparrowhawk soaring to the east (C Richards)

Winnards Perch : 1 White Wagtail, 50 Redwing ( B Bosisto )

Trevose Head: 21 Turnstone, 12 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Fieldfare, 46 Woodpigeon, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Hooded Crow, 200 Skylark, 1 Corn Bunting (B Bosisto L Payne)

Trevone Bay: 4 adult Chough flying south at 2:30pm (D Wilson)

Crugmeer : 2 Buzzard, 3 Peregrine Falcon one with prey , 3 Grey Partridge, 53 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 52 Skylark, 194 Meadow Pipit, 1 Snipe, 101 Linnet on wires, 3 Kestrel, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Stonechat, 5 Raven, 5 Roe Deer, 1 Water Rail in flooded copse west of Tregirls Beach. (S Grose)

St Issey : 7 Mediterranean Gull at Trevibban Farm. (S Grose)

Penryn Campus vis mig (07.25-08.50): 1560 Redwing, 1250 Fieldfare, 3 Skylark, 11 Song Thrush, 34 Chaffinch, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Pied Wagtail. Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest (T Phelps, C Urquhart, M Doyle, M Broadbent)

Pendower Beach; Gerrans Bay: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 7 Great Northern Diver (4 in summer plumage), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk (female), 2 Raven. Also 1 pod of 30+ Common Dolphin, 3 Harbour Porpoise. (J St Ledger)

Great Northern Diver – John St Ledger

Veryan: 1 female Ring Ouzel (N Knight)

Charlestown: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (D Hastilow)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still in donkey paddock; also Pied Flycatcher.

Nanquidno: 4 Woodlark at Boscregan. Also 1 Brambling, 68 Stock Dove, 15 Golden Plover, 1 Swallow and 1 Firecrest. (N Wheatley)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Cattle Egret viewed from car park (D Balmer) 11.00 – 12.00: 1 Little Egret, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mallard, 2 Raven, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Wren, 2 Robin (M Webb)

Great-crested Grebe, M Webb

Sennen Cove: Male Vagrant Emperor ranging from surf school to lifeguard watchpoint to the east at 12:30. (J Lowen) 1 mink at Trinity Pool (J Hicks)

Church Cove, The Lizard: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 4 Goldcrest (J Witheywood) 5 Firecrest (I Maclean)

Lizard Youth Hostel: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler in hostel gardens (J Witheywood)

Lizard : 2 Richards Pipit reported in fields near Old Lizard Head then flew west towards Caerthillian Valley,1 Siskin, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 50 Linnet (T Phelps, M Doyle, M Broadbent) 1 Little Bunting in fields between Lizard Point and Housal Bay, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in Youth Hostel Garden,1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Brambling over, 3 Fieldfare 1 Jay, 1 Ringed Plover over, 2 Common Scoter past Lizard Point.(I Maclean). 1 Yellow-browed warbler at Gwavas Farm, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler near Kynance garage (S Bury)

Willow Warbler, J Witheywood

Coverack: 1 Little Auk in harbour within 20 metres of breakwater (D Child)

River Tamar – north of Cargreen : 13 Avocets ( A. Parker )

Rame Head: 2 Black Redstart,100+ Starlings,1 Fieldfare,100+ Linnet,11 Meadow Pipit, 20 Goldfinch, 2 Northern Wheatear,1 Corn Bunting,1 Blackcap,6 Goldcrest,5 Chiffchaff,3 Pied Wagtail,2 Peregrine,1 Kestrel,2 Raven,5 Stonechat,20+ Robins,12 Chaffinch (C Buckland M Beer)

Tamar Lakes: 1m Goosander (first of the winter), 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 13 Canada Geese, 2 Tufted Duck (1m 1f), 6 Coot, 15 Mallard, 2 Coal tit (R Mudge)

 

 

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Thursday 3rd October 2019

Davidstow: We have been asked to re emphasise that cars should not go onto the active runways. Apparently there was an incident yesterday. Also cars are not insured once they enter onto the airstrip. Please keep cars off the main runways!!! Many thanks. More information and map showing the active runways here – Davidstow Airfield 

Church Cove: Red-eyed Vireo again in Sycamores by the church also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail. (B Bosisto, L Payne, LGR Evans) Please park in the village and walk east to Church Cove.

Pendeen: Richard’s Pipit over Leat Road heading SW and calling. (P Combridge)

Trevose Head: Hooded Crow still in the Boobys Bay area.

Sennen Cove: Firecrest with mobile tit flock between lower and higher car parks. (I Hayes)

Cape Cornwall: Lapland Bunting on golf course from Carn Gloose with 200+ Meadow Pipits and 50+ Linnet. All flew off when female Merlin flew scattered the flock. (M Scott-Ham)

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler in with mobile Long-tailed Tit flock; also Northern Willow Warbler (acredula) in same flock plus 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher. (M Scott-Ham, R Wilkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey flew over Copperhouse Creek. Also Spoonbill reported.

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Lizard Point: 190 Balearic Shearwaters from 08:20 to 09:20.

Lizard Village: Juv Rosy Starling by the playing fields.

Looe Harbour: 3 Eider, male and 2 female. (J&J Elvin)

Wadebridge: 15 Cattle Egret viewed from Trewornan Bridge this eve. (S Grose)

Siblyback Lake:  3+ Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Barnacle Goose, 5 Canada Goose, 7+ Mallard,  1 Wigeon, 1 Merlin, 2 Buzzard, 4 Coot, 30+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30+ Herring Gull, 12 Black-headed Gull, 4+ Swallow, 4+ House Martin, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 3 Linnet, 2 Goldfinch, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackbird, 10+ Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Magpie, 10+ Carrion Crow. (A. Parker et al)

Devoran: Osprey at midday.

Tuesday 1st October 2019

Mermaid II wildlife trip this Wednesday £23, meet at 14:45 for 15:00 sailing returning at 18:00. To book call 07901 731201

Late news, 30/9, St. Ives Island (13:00-16:00): 2 Little Auk (13:40), 4 Grey Phalarope, 1 Red-throated Diver (15:20), 3 Arctic Tern, 8 Manx Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua and 3 Great Skua. (P Nason)

Trevose Head, Boobys Bay: 1 Hooded Crow (B Bosisto)

St Eval: Little Owl reported at 19:45 seen in car headlights. (D Whurr)

St. Ives Island 13:50-16:40: 2 Sabine’s Gull (15:20, 16:35), 76 Common Scoter, 6 Sandwich Tern, 5 Common Tern, 1 Peregrine, 1 Wheatear, 1 Manx Shearwater, 13 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua and 1 Great Skua. (P Nason)

Pendeen 1500-1720: Juv Sabine’s Gull inside the rocks at 15:45, 22 Balearic Shearwater, 18 Great Skua & 4 Arctic Skua. (M Scott-Ham)

Woon Gumpus: 35 Golden Plover. (M Scott-Ham)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey and Grey Plover on Ryan’s Field. (D Cains) 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Little Stint, 6 Brent Geese, 1 Osprey. ( B. Toms ) 1 Osprey, 2 Little Stint, 2 Ruff, 1 Grey Plover, 20+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 10+ Black-tailed Godwit, 6 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 12 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Kestrel. Also numbers of Dunlin and Ringed Plover. (J St Ledger)

Osprey – David Cains

Grey Plover – David Cains

Lizard Point: 143 Balearic Shearwater reported between 08:20 & 09:20.

Drakewalls: Yellow-browed Warbler reported briefly at Tamar Valley Centre car park at 11:30.

Crugmeer: Covey of 14 Grey Partridge flushed by a Roe Deer from stubble field behind Great Crugmeer House, 2 Snipe, 1 Golden Plover, 68 Meadow Pipit, 4 Raven, 2 Skylark, 1 Buzzard at 07:30.(S Grose)

Hawkers Cove: 7 Sandwich Tern, 2 Kittiwake feeding just offshore. (S Grose)

Freathy: Ringtail Hen Harrier near Tregantle Fort this afternoon. (D Julian)

Downderry: Birds moving west, 0730-0900, included 3 Arctic Skuas, 1 Great Skua, 17 Balearic Shearwaters, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Common Scoters and 3 Sandwich Terns. (A Payne)

Trevose Head: 5 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 3 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua , 24 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater. (B Mellow, B Bosisto)

Lizard: 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Kestrels, 1+ Chiffchaff, 1+ Rock Pipit and 6 Swallows. (A Witheywood)

Sennen Cove: Grey Phalarope flew in to the cove and landed on sea at 17:05, also 1w Arctic Tern present. (G Pullan)

Penlee 10:30 to 13:30: 2 Great  Skua,102 Kittiwakes,4 Manx,10 Common Scoter,5 GB Gulls,1 Med Gull,15 Brent Geese,1 House Martin,2 Shags,good numbers of Gannets and Herring Gulls. (C Buckland)

Porthkidney Beach, Lelant: 29 Sandwich Terns on the beach. (J Hawkey)

Tuesday 24th September 2019

Late news, 23/9, Porthgwarra: 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Shag, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Mink (on beach). (S Hearn)

Mousehole: Adult Pom Skua past at 08:10. (L Proctor) 3 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Manx Shearwater at 18:00, also 1w Yellow-legged Gull on St Clement’s Isle. (M Elliott)

Davidstow: White-rumped Sandpiper still present on the airfield, also 8 Curlew Sandpiper (inc moulting adult) and 6 White Wagtail. (MJ Spicer, B Bosisto, L Payne) Ad Yellow-legged Gull this evening. (D Julian) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

White-rumped Sandpiper – Mike Spicer

Curlew Sandpiper – Mike Spicer

Trevose Head: Hooded Crow still in stubble field by lower NT car park but then flew to Boobys Bay, also 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest and 6 Chiffchaff plus 2 Great Skua on a 15 min sea watch. (T Codlin)

Lizard: Juv Rosy Starling still at Lizard village.

Towan Head, Newquay: Up to 100 Gannets diving and on water in Fistral bay  08:45. (M Lammas)

Cot Valley: 1 Blackcap (female), 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk (female), 1 Buzzard. (S Hearn)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Wheatear (female) on golf course, 2 Chough, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven. (S Hearn)

Land’s End: 5 Whinchat. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper. (C Moore)

St Levan: Wryneck in weedy field just N of St Levan church at 11:45 then flew to sallows. (M Scott Ham)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Little Stint, 15 Turnstone, 20 Ringed Plover ,41 Sandwich Tern, 1 Peregrine with a Med Gull for lunch, 1 Osprey, 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank & 1w Yellw-legged Gull. (M Halliday, MJ Spicer)

Turnstone – Mark Halliday

Little Stint – Mark Halliday

Ringed Plover – Mark Halliday

Peregrine – Mark Halliday

Crowdy Lake: 2 Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Davidstow Woods: 6 Crossbill, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 60 Goldfinch, 40 Chaffinch. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Yellow Wagtail & 3 Wheatear on the golf course. (P Fraser)

Malpas: Osprey (juv.?) eating fish on far bank from Heron pub and slightly downstream, near large bare arched fallen tree at 17:05. (A Hill)

Woon Gumpus Common: 1 Jack Snipe at 17:15. (P Clement)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 1 Teal, 1 Water Rail, 1 flock of Long tailed Tit, 24 Cattle Egret at 17.30 from the public hide. (S Grose)

Lizard Area: 2+  Firecrest, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Redstart, 2 Whinchat & 5 Goldcrest. (M Pass)

Penzance: Presumed escaped Ring-necked Parakeet reported again in gardens at Chyandour.

Downderry: Arctic Skua (pale phase) past at 16:45, 2 Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern and 8 Oystercatcher between 16:15 and 17:15 until vis was v poor. (C Ellis)

Lizard Point: 7 Choughs grouped together slowly floating on the breeze at 18:50. (M Williams)

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