Saturday 30th September 2017

Late news, 29/9, Coverack: House Martins fledged their first brood of the
year at Little Treleaver. (J Foster)

Late news, 29/9, Scillonian RSPB wildlife cruise: Penzance to Wolf Rock, 393 Gannet, 5 Great Black backed Gull, 9, Guillemot, 1, Razorbill, 1 Sandwich Tern, 18 Common Dolphin and 2 Harbour Porpoise. (V Stratton, B Craven, M Jones)

Late news, 29/9, Scillonian RSPB wildlife cruise: 321 Gannet (including 2 feeding frenzies over Dolphins), 31 Manx Shearwater, 13 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Puffin, 11 Razorbill, 4, Guillemot, 2 Kittiwake, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 32 Herring Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 pale phase Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 10 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver (summer plumage) and 3 Turnstone. Also 1 Blue-finned Tuna, 1 Atlantic Grey Seal and 29 Common Dolphin. (V Stratton, B Craven, M Jones)

Late news, 29/9, Davidstow Airfield: Ringed Plover, ringed at Giske Ornithological Station, Norway, 6th September, a distance of 1464km. (C Townend)

Late news, 29/9, Nanjizal: 66 birds ringed inc. 11 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Firecrest, 9 Goldcrest ,6 Blackcap, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and a re-trapped Icterine Warbler. (K Wilson)

Late news, 29/9, Pendeen 14:30-16:00: 12 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Bonxie, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Black Tern. (P Bright Thomas)

Late photo, 27/9, Porthgwarra:

Firecrest – John Elvin

Late photo, 29/9, Ryan’s Field, Hayle Estuary:

Cattle Egrets – John Elvin

Cot Valley: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (L Proctor)

Sennen: Juv American Golden Plover, Dotterel, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 3 Wheater, 50+ Pied Wagtail, 2 Mediterranean Gull (inc. One with green colour ring) and 5 Common Buzzard. (J Hawkey)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Cattle Egret, 10+ Little Egret, 10+ Greylag, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit and Curlew on Ryan’s Field. (R Castillo Nicholls – video) 42 Sandwich Tern (inc 6 ringed individuals of which 3 also had a colour ring on left leg. One yellow colour ring, a green colour ring and another with white colour ring), juv. Grey Plover, 10 Bar-tailed Godwits, Greenshank and 27 Mediterranean Gull. (J Hawkey) 2 imm Spoonbill dropped in at 13:35, 2 Grey Plover, 3 Ruff on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal) 1 Cattle Egret, 2 imm Spoonbill, 1 1w Med Gull, 4 Ruff, 2 Kingfisher, c20 Bar-tailed Godwit & Black-tailed Godwit. (J & D Chapman)


Cattle Egrets – Rowena Castillo Nicholls

Davidstow airfield: 3 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still. Also 2 Yellow-legged Gull (adult and 3 year bird). (AC Robinson)

Davidstow Airfield is an active airfield and we have been reminded that there is NO freedom to roam here and that cars must NOT drive onto the airfield at all. We have been advised that we can WALK onto the grassy areas, but not the runways. Cars should be parked alongside the road. Failure to comply could lead to access being withdrawn altogether.

Crowdy Reservoir: Spotted Sandpiper still present on south side late afternoon. (AC Robinson)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 juv Purple Heron still at Sett Bridge. (D Stone)

Polgigga: 2 Firecrest and 2 Spotted Flycatcher along the private road/public footpath near Bosistow Farm. (R Creek)

St Ives: 1 Little Egret in the harbour. (C Oates)

Chapel Point, Mevagissey: 6 Balearic Shearwater, 1 ad Med Gull, 10 Chiffchaff, 7 Goldcrest, 5 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark and 1 Wheatear. (B Bosisto)

Sancreed: 26 Golden Plover, 1 Swallow, 40 Meadow Pipit and 8 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Stithians: 2 Lapwing, 4 Wigeon, 10 Little Grebe. (D Eva)

Tresemple Pool: 16 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Dunlin. (D Eva)

Lizard: Osprey flew south over Kynance Rd at 10:30. (J Foster)

Windmill Farm: 12 Golden Plover and 1 Ruff this morning. (D Wright)

Helston: 3 Firecrest north of Loe Pool (walk from car park to boardwalk, back along Nansloe track). (B & J Bowler)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Firecrest along St Michaels Way. (R Veal)

Newlyn beach: 3 Sandwich Tern, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Heron and 13 Sanderling. (S Grose)

Gorran Haven: Wryneck in scrub on east side of Dodman Point at 12:20.

Penzance: 2 Firecrest in private garden. (R Phillips)

Porthgwarra: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (M Wallace)

St Levan: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (M Wallace)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 39 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)


Sunday 24th September 2017

Porthgwarra:Red-Eyed Vireo seen by the toilet block  at 1.20 pm (Royston Wilkins, finder) Also seen at 16.45 and 17.25 in the trees by car park. (B Field) Also 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 2 Firecrest, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Willow Warbler, 8 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat. (M Wallace)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Spotted Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Spotted Sandpiper, Steve Rowe

The Lizard village: 1 Melodious Warbler below Henry’s Campsite mid-afternoon. Also 1 Corn Bunting, 4 Pied Flycatcher, 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow Wagtail around the village. (I Maclean)

Davidstow airfield: 2 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still, also c15 Dunlin, c15 Ringed Plover. (S Rowe) Plus 1 m DotterelDavidstow Airfield is an active airfield and we have been reminded that there is NO freedom to roam here and that cars must NOT drive onto the airfield at all. We have been advised that we can WALK onto the grassy areas, but not the runways. Cars should be parked alongside the road. Failure to comply, could lead to access being withdrawn altogether.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Great White Egret (viewed and photo’d for 10 minutes before flying south at 18:10. Also 30 Greenshank, 3 Grey Plover and 2 Knot (M Beer,M Northey)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling roosted with 10+starlings. 1 Great White Egret flew n/e at dusk to distant pines (P St Pierre)

Nanjizal: 1 Icterine Warbler netted. 

Hayle towans: 36 Sandwich Tern, 2 Kittiwake, 4 Mediterranean Gull on main channel out to sea. (S Grose, C Richards)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Carnsew pool: 4 Sandwich Tern, 4 Ringed Plover. (S Grose) Also 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Little Stint, 2 Ruff, 5 Knot, flock of 8 Grey Heron over SW ( D.Eva ) Ryan’s Field: 4 Ruff, 2 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Knot. (S & P Rogers). Estuary: 3 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 9 Greenshank, 4 Sandwich Tern. (M Halliday, S & P Rogers)

Ruff, Steve Rogers

Ruff, Steve Rogers

Sennen: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still, also 3 Ruff and 5 Ringed Plover in same field ( D. Eva ) Plus 30 White Wagtail, 3 Yellow Wagtail. (S & P Rogers)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 6 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Pintail, 35 Teal, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Yellow Wagtail, c500 Swallow. (S Rowe)

Pink-footed Geese, Steve Rowe

Land’s End: 1 Whinchat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Water Rail ( D. Eva ) Also 1 Wryneck this morning on fence opposite Swingates drive. (R Augarde, R. Wilkins, B.Mellow)

St Clement, Menadews Farm: 2+ Cattle Egret with Little Egrets. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Little Stint, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 ad Yellow Legged Gull, 340 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Wheatear. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare) Also 2 Little Stint, 1 Ruff, 14 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe,  Golden Plover heard o/h, 5 Tufted Duck. (B Craven)

Loe Bar: 2 Sanderling, I Dunlin, Reed Warbler, 3 Yellow Wagtail. (D Collins)

Constantine: 1 Firecrest.  Also an odd Crow that has been around for some weeks. (D Collins)

Crow, David Collins

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 13 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Mediterranean Gull. (B Field)

Helston: Firecrest along road to Lower Nansloe Farm at 14:00. (B & J Bowler)


Monday 26th September 2016

Late news 20/9, Middle Carnaquidden, Newmill: 1 Corncrake. (M Hampden-Smith)

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M Hampden-Smith

Late news 25/9, Gulval: Pair of Dipper in Trevaylor stream below bridge in Green Lane Hill. (J Hawkey)

Gannel Estuary: 1 juv Baird’s Sandpiper. (MJ Spicer, S Rowe)


Baird’s Sandpiper, MJ Spicer

Camel Estuary: Dalmatian Pelican still present though mobile.

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel still at Boat Cove.

Porthgwarra: 30+ Balearic Shearwater and 2 Great Skua. (R Archer)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Rose-coloured Starling2 Wheatear, 1 Dunlin and 4 Ringed Plover. (A Nielson)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  2 Grey Heron, 1 Greenfinch. (A James)

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The Lizard, Church Cove: 1 Icterine Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher and 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (T Blunden)

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Sunday 18th September 2016

Late news, 15/9 Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Little Stint taken by a Sparrowhawk. (C Moore)

Late news, 17/9, Millbrook: 1 Wryneck in private garden seen by Tony Jones. (per B Taggart)

Late news 17/9, Drift Reservoir (members only): 5 Common Sandpiper. (K Dalziel)

Late news 17/9, Porthgwarra: Buzzard eating adder. (I McGinnes)

PMcGinnes_Buzzard+Adder_170916Buzzard with Adder, Ian McGinnes

Caerthillian: 2 Whinchat, 4 Tree Pipit, 200 Goldfinch  ( D.Eva )

Parn Voose Cove: Icterine warbler still present ( in valley, bottom of barley field) ( D. Eva)

Porthgwarra: 1 juv Red-backed Shrike and Wheatear still. (S Rogers, R Augarde, D Bray) Also 1 Wryneck at dried-up pool and another by stone wall. (M Wallace)

Red-backed Shrike, Richard Augarde

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 2 Gadwall, 34 Mallard, 9 Teal, 5 Grey Heron, 20 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Little Grebe, 17 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat, c50 Pied/White Wagtail and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 131 Rook plus c15 Jackdaw on wires opposite Cheshire Homes at dusk. (DK Parker) Also 1 Snipe, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1f Reed Bunting. 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2+ White Wagtail on the beach. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Common Sandpiper, 6 Tufted Duck, 5 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 1 Kingfisher, 4 (2 juv) Great Crested Grebe. (R Veal)  Also1 juv Pectoral Sandpiper briefly this afternoon. (M Mckee) Also 1 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 5+ Common Sandpiper, 18 Wigeon, 2 Shoveler, Cormorant (colour-ringed red T8T), 1 Sparrowhawk, c15 Pied/White Wagtail and 1 Wheatear. (DK Parker)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 6 Canada Goose, 2 Grey Heron, 14 Cormorant, 22 Mallard, 13 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Little Grebe, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 6 Black-headed Gull, 6 Buzzard, 25 Carrion Crow, 8 Rook, 19 Jackdaw, 9 Magpie, 2 Blackbird, 7 Stonechat, 1 Wood Pigeon, 5 Wheatear, 1 Skylark, 4 Chaffinch, 78 Linnet, 81 Meadow Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 13 Pied Wagtail and 2 Rabbit. (DAConway)

Pentire Head: 1 f Wheatear. (D Grose)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 1 Grey Plover (juv), 1 Ringed Plover and 6 Wheatear. (P Aley) Also 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling

Tresillian:  1 Dalmatian Pelican, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 5+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank and c60 Redshank over the high tide this evening. (J Chapple)

Perranuthnoe:1 Dalmatian Pelican and 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel west of Boat Cove.

Marazion: c80 Ringed Plover, c20 Dunlin, 14 Sanderling, 9 Turnstone and c100 Pied/White Wagtail on the beach. (DK Parker)

Nanquidno: Male Goshawk of unknown origin. (R Wilkins)

Camel Estuary, Dinham Flats: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper. (DI Julian)


Friday 16th September 2016

Late news, 15/9, Church Cove: 1 Icterine Warbler and 1 Wryneck at Parn Voose Cove.

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Water Rail, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Wigeon, 10+ Teal, 50+ Canada Geese, 1 Stonechat, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (A Piper)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Whiskered Tern still.   (M Lammas, B Porter)

MLammas_WhiskTern_160916Whiskered Tern, Mick Lammas

Penlee Point: 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (D Allan)

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-backed Shrike (ranging between top of 60-foot cover and cattle pond), and 1 Common Redstart also in area of cattle pond. (P&H Taylor)

PTaylor_rbshrike_160916Red-backed Shrike, Phil Taylor

Helford River, Tremayne Quay:Osprey quartering incoming tide at 2.30pm, 1 Dalmation Pelican sat off Groyne Point at 2.40pm. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Tehidy Woods: 1 Woodcock seen landing in field between woods and North Cliffs. (J.Baker) 

Loe Bar, Penrose: 1 Dalmatian Pelican seen circling above Loe Bar slowly heading towards Gunwalloe at ~12.30, but had returned by the evening and 2 juv Mediterranean Gull among flock of Black-Headed Gulls. (R Doggart)

Scillonian Crossing, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 Drake Eider, 13 Fulmar, 2 Manx Shearwater, 200 Gannet, 3 Guillemot, 1 juv Kittiwake, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull and a Harbour Porpoise. (B Craven, DK Parker) Wolf Rock to St Mary’s: 2 Fulmar, 12 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 30 Gannet, 3 Shag, 2 Great Skua, 1 Razorbill, 4 Guillemot, 2 auk sp, 3 Sandwich Tern, 3 Kittiwake, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 13 Herring Gull, 1 Common Dolphin and 1 Ocean Sunfish. (B Craven, DK Parker) St Mary’s to Wolf Rock: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 21 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 152 Gannet, 8 Shag, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Great Skua, 1 Guillemot, 41 Black-headed Gull, 37 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Lesser Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Herring Gull and 4+ Common Dolphin including 1 calf. (B Craven, DK Parker) Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 Drake Eider, 1 Fulmar,11 Manx Shearwater, 460 Gannet, 4 Shag, 1 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot, 2 auk sp, 1 Kittiwake, 35 Great Black-backed Gull, 18 Herring Gull and 1 Common Dolphin. (B Craven, DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Green Sandpiper, also 1 Peregrine over. (A Nicholson)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper.

St Ives: 2 Long-tailed Skua, 5 Pomarine Skua and 8 Balearic Shearwater.

Pendeen: 1 Great shearwater and 2 Sooty Shearwater past. Also 5 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 6 Arctic Tern 9 Balearic Shearwater and 16 Chough reported. (M Bishop, P Freestone)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Copperhouse Creek: 18 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 28 Oystercatcher, 31 Bar-tailed Godwit, 23 Redshank, 2 Greenshank and 138 Wigeon. (M Bishop)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again.


Thursday 15 September 2016

Late news, 14/9 Stithians Reservoir: 2 Whinchat (S Jackson). 1 Whimbrel, I Common Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk from the Stuart Hutchings hide. (G Adams)

Late news, 14/9 Camel Estuary: 14 Cormorant, 15 Grey Heron, 25 Little egret, 14 Mute Swan, 12 Canada Goose, 2 Shelduck, 20 Mallard, 5 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 4 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 25 Oystercatcher, 9 Ringed Plover, 10 Knot, 30 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 15 Curlew Sandpiper, 70 Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Bar-tailed Godwit, 80 Curlew, 200 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 60 Great Black-backed Gull, 100 Herring Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 House Martin, 15 Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 5 Jackdaw, 30 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 10 House Sparrow and 3 Goldfinch between Wadebridge and Tregunna. (M Scawen)

Late news, 14/9 Bude: Wryneck again showing well in private garden. Photos taken by cottage owner. Also a Convolvulus Hawk Moth. (per H Kendall)

Late news, 14/9 Portscatho: Wryneck on the coast path.

Argal Reservoir: Whiskered Tern again this morning. (S Rogers, L Proctor – photos, A McKechnie – photo) Still present at 17:30 also 2 Common Sandpiper (J. Chapman)

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Loe Pool: Dalmatian Pelican still present, 10 GC Grebe and 3 Ringed Plover on the bar. (B Burgess)

Maenporth: 2 Peregrine at 17:00. (B Burgess)

Tolvaddon Downs: 50+ Goldfinches (T Hasdell)

Laneast Down: 1 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 3 Whinchat, 11 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 6 Reed Bunting, 25 Meadow Pipit, 6 Skylark, 35 Linnet and 25 Goldfinch (L Sampson) 

Davidstow: Juv Rose Coloured Starling at c11:45, on the west side of the airfield , near to the old barn buildings, with c50 Starlings, also Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Ruff. (R Eynon, C Imms – photo) American Golden Plover still present but flushed by photographers (not the aforementioned), please stay in the car. (Eds)


Porthgwarra: Red-backed Shrike and Wryneck by Halfway Wall, also 2 Lapland Bunting, Dotterel, 6 Golden Plover, Ruff, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 100+ Wheatear, 30+ Whinchat,3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler and 1 male Redstart in the moor area. (G Wyatt)

Polgigga: Ortolan Bunting in bulb field NW of Higher Bosistow. (M Wallace) 1 Turtle Dove on wires. (DK Parker) Little Bunting reported in stubble fields by Lower Bosistow.

Nanjizal: 253 birds ringed including 48 Chiffchaff, 32 Willow Warbler, 24 Sedge Warbler, 79 Blackcap, 13 Reed Warbler, 12 Whitethroat, 8 Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Garden Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, Wryneck and Nightingale. Also 2 Ortolan Bunting in the area. (K Wilson)

Land’s End: 1 Wryneck by Trinity Pool, 33 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 5 Whitethroat, 2 White Wagtail. (P & H Taylor) At least 2 other Wryneck reported along the cycle track.

St Buryan: 1 Barn Owl just west of village. (P & H Taylor)

Trevose Head: Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, Firecrest and Yellow Wagtail this morning. (DI Julian)

Cot Valley/Nanquidno: Wryneck at Boscregan Farm, Redstart, Tree Pipit, 12 Wheatear, 7 Whinchat and 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (N Wheatley)

Lizard: Icterine Warbler and a very showy Wryneck, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and several Chiffchaff at Parn Voose Cove. (M Bishop)

Gurnards Head: 1 Turtle Dove at 13:30.


Monday 29th August 2016

Late news, 28/8 Porthgwarra: 5 Quail. (L Wilkins)

Caerthillian: 1 Wryneck, 3 Whitethroat ( D. Eva, J Chapple, T Blunden)

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Wryneck video by John Chapple.

Lizard Point: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroat ( D. Eva ) 1 Ortolan Bunting again. (T Blunden, G Knass) Also in cattle field next to lighthouse, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 1 White Wagtail late am. (P&C Brewster)

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Loe Pool: 1 Dalmatian Pelican, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Teal, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Willow Warbler, 18 Cormorant, 23 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck. (G and H Adams)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Little Stint, 26 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin. (S Rowe) Also 2 Common Sandpiper near Trenance Gardens. (S Harper)

SHarper_CommonSand_290816Common Sandpiper, Sheila Harper

Walmsley Sanctuary:  1 Garganey, 1 Hobby, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Green Sandpiper. (S Rowe)

Camel Estuary: 4 Curlew Sandpiper. (S Rowe)

Devoran: 3 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 48 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Ringed Plover, 16 Greenshank. 60 Dunlin. (S&PM Rogers)

Davidstow: 6 Northern Wheatear, 3 White Wagtail, 10 Pied Wagtail. 1 Ringed Plover. (S&PM Rogers)

Nanquidno: 1 Wryneck bottom of valley by 5 bar gate. (C Moore)

Port Gaverne: 1 Peregrine along coast path about 1 mile north. (K Jaffrey)

Trevean Pool: 1 Icterine Warbler 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chough, 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 1 Greenshank over, 1 Ringed Plover over, 1 Whinchat.(B Steel, P&H Taylor)

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Rame Head: 9 Yellow Wagtail,1 Tree Pipit, 5 Wheatear, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestel, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Cirl Bunting, 15 Yellowhammer, 40 Linnet and good numbers of Goldfinches, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Siblyback Reservoir: 3 Little Ringed Plover. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Laneast Down: 1 Whinchat, 15 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark, 2 Reed Bunting, 10 Linnet. (L. Sampson)

Pendeen seawatch, 6.40am – 9.15am: 3 Cory’s Shearwater, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 1 Kittiwake, 8 Common Scoter. (M McKee)

Bude: 1 Little Egret, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, c10 Canada Goose, 2 Cormorant, 2 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat and 14 Oystercatcher (H Wilkins)

Pendeen Watch: 8 Common Scoter, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Balearic Shearwater, 13 Turnstone, 9 Dunlin, 7 Whimbrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 7 Little Tern, 5 Common Tern, 1 Sandwich Tern, 3 Swallow and 2 Ocean Sunfish 08:30 to 11:30. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 ad Yellow Wagtail over, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Teal, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 10 Reed/ Sedge Warbler, 5 (1 young) Stonechat. Also 1 Sanderling on the beach. (R Veal) Plus at dusk: c 2500 Swallow,  1 Green Sandpiper. (P Fraser)

Percuil River: 1 Common Sandpiper taken by a Buzzard from a tree, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Willow Warbler. (R Veal)

Windmill Farm Nature Reserve: 1 juv Dunlin and on perimeter of Predannack airfield, 1 Whinchat. (P&C Brewster)

Botallack: 16 Chough and 1 Wheatear.

St Ives Island: 6 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Puffin.

Bass Point: 1 Wryneck on coastal path just east of cottages.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.