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 13th September 2020

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Baird’s Sandpiper on east end of Carnsew, Spotted Redshank and Brent Goose on main estuary. (S Rogers)Also, Semipalmated Sandpiper reported early morning.

Porth Joke: Icterine Warbler in Hawthorn 50m before Treago Mill but moved up valley and not relocated. Also 1 Wheatear, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Grey Wagtail, 26 Chaffinch, 10 Meadow Pipit, 4 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 16 Magpie. (S Rowe)

Icterine Warbler – Steve Rowe

Icterine Warbler – Steve Rowe

Icterine Warbler – Steve Rowe

Sparnon: Black Kite photographed over fields to the north late morning. (A Simmons)

Camel Estuary: Osprey took off from a dead tree and flew over the water and caught fish. (H Cooper)

Porthgwarra: Black Kite over early afternoon. (A Simmons)

Windmill Farm: 1, possibly 2, Pectoral Sandpiper over at 10:20, also Marsh Harrier and Siskin over. (D. Wright)

Coverack, Lizard: Ortolan Bunting photographed in stubble fields just west of Coverack. (L Thomson)

Lizard Village: 2 Turtle Dove. (T Blunden)

Soapy Cove, Lizard: 1 Wryneck. (T Blunden)

Kingsmill Lake: 9 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 51 Dunlin, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 31 Curlew, 2 Knot, 18 Cormorant & 2 Kingfisher (P Kemp)

Nanjizal Valley: 110 ringed. Migrants included 17 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 68 Blackcap, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Pied Flycatcher. Also, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, c.25 Siskin, 2+ Grey Wagtail, Water Rail. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, C & D Lamsdell et al)

Point Quay, Devoran: 4 Osprey, two hunting and two in trees. (K Hambly-Staite)

Gwithian: 1 Storm Petrel, 1cy Sabine’s Gull close to shore. (O Cummins)

Friday 11th September 2020

Late news, 10/09, Soapy Cove: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (D Collins)

Late news, 10/09, Constantine: 1 Hobby flying south. (D Collins)

Late news, 10/09, Cliffs east of Harlyn Bay: 12 Sandwich Tern, 6 Med Gull. (D Reynolds)

Sandwich Tern and Mediterranean Gull – Diane Reynolds

Late news, 10/09, Kingsmill Lake: 1 Osprey, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 2 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 110+ Black-headed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 7 Cormorant, 75 Curlew, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Greenshank, 10 Redshank, 3 Knot, 33 Dunlin,1 Snipe, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 4 + Robin, 1 Wren, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Blackbird, 3 Woodpigeon, 1 Magpie, 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Pheasant, Jackdaws, Rooks, Crows and a Stoat. (A. Parker et al)
Late photos, 10/09, Park Head:

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Bob Bosisto

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Bob Bosisto

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Bob Bosisto

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Bob Bosisto

Porthgwarra: Icterine Warbler still 12:00 – 12:10 at least, 2 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 2 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, and 4+ Chiffchaff, 5 Chough, 1 Merlin. Also 14 Yellow Wagtail in the fields with the cattle to the east of the pond (P Clement, MJ Spicer, D Wright)

Icterine Warbler – Mike Spicer

Hayle Estuary: 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper (juvenile on Carnsew Pool), 1 Baird’s Sandpiper (Carnsew Pool), 1 Curlew Sandpiper (juvenile), 1 Spotted Redshank (adult winter), 1 Greenshank, 83 Dunlin, 18 Ringed Plover, 70 Curlew (one colour ringed left yellow right red), 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Mediteranean Gull (1st winter, 2nd winter), 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 65 Wigeon, 15 Teal (N R Rogers, L Ozsanlav-Harris, S Rogers)

Siblyback Reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper distant, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 9 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Common Sandpiper, 23 Little Grebe, 9 Coot, 1 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Meadow Pipit, 30+ Pied Wagtail. (C Buckland)p

Cape Cornwall: (0900-1100) 1 juv Velvet Scoter, 9 Common Scoter, 3 Balearic Shearwater, and 2 Great Skua. (N Wheatley)

Devoran: 2 Osprey visible with catch, 1 Spotted Redshank , 1 Knot, 20+ Black-tailed Godwit, 30+ Curlew, 50+ Redshank, 80+ Dunlin, 4 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron. (J Howells, S Bearhop)

Osprey – J Howells

Mabe Burnthouse: Wryneck still present in private garden near donkey sanctuary. (R Curtis)

Pendennis, 1400-1600: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Guillemot, c30 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, c100 Gannet. (O Cummins)

Downderry, 0655-0800: An estimate of 150 shearwaters moving east, mix of Manx and Balearic, in company of feeding Gannets. Just 3 Balearic west. Also noted 6 Common Scoter, 8 Kittiwake and 2 Mediterranean Gull. (A Payne)

Portscatho: 13 Brent Geese on Tatam’s Beach this morning. (R Sharp)

Harlyn Bay/Trevone Bay: c150 Med Gulls, Common Tern, 1 Swift (H Miller)

Nr Penberth: Firecrest in private garden this morning. (J Powell)

St Minver: 1 Cattle Egret over early am. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 4 Shelduck (1 ad, 3 juv), 11 Turnstone, 147 Oystercatcher, 47 Goldfinch feeding on teasels, 29 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 14 Cattle Egret from Trewornan Bridge at 18.00hrs, 2 Mandarin at Anneka’s Bridge. (S Grose)

Nanquidno: 3+ Yellow Wagtail, 2+ Chough, large numbers of Robin. (D Beadle)

Restronguet (2-3pm): 1 Osprey, 25 Brent Geese, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 1 Razorbill  (J Leigh & T Waters)

Par Beach: Pied Wagtail (D Hastilow)

Pied Wagtail – David Hastilow

Pied Wagtail – David Hastilow


Monday 7th September 2020

Late News, 06/09, Gannel Estuary: 1 Osprey (R Ellis-Davies)

Osprey – Rhys Ellis-Davies

Porthgwarra: Icterine Warbler in elms/alders at middle wood, SW368219 (M Wallace) Still showing occasionally but elusive throughout the afternoon and evening. (R Veal, D Parker, P Roseveare). Also Buff-breasted Sandpiper flew over calling 14:25. (R Veal) Also Citrine Wagtail flew toward stonewall this evening. (P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: juv Semipalmated Sandpiper still with c60 Dunlin, c15 Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone around Carnsew Pool. ad Spotted Redshank on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal et al) Also Brent Goose reported.

Nanjizal: 1 Hoopoe seen briefly. 311 bird ringed including 220 Blackcap, 33 Sedge Warbler, 15 Reed Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff, 7 Robin, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Linnet. 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3+ Siskin overhead. Please keep to public rights of way. (R Phillips)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Osprey (I Boreham, M Lammas, F Knight)

Nanquidno: Wryneck in brambles on edge of field with Longhorn cattle this morning (Mark Davies)

Tresillian River: 17 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 62 Redshank, 40 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher. (A Nicholson)

Lynher Estuary (Wacker Quay): 11 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 77 Wigeon, 10 Great crested Grebes and 1 Sandwich Tern this afternoon.

Porthilly Point: 159 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Sandwich Tern on mussel crates at high tide, 95 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Raven, 1 Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Porthilly Farm: 3 Cattle Egret. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 2 Mandarin (1m &1 fem) at Anneka’s bridge. (S Grose)

Stithians: 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Peregrine. (S Turner)

Falmouth: Osprey.

Point Quay: Osprey still.

Camel Estuary: Curlew Sandpiper at Tregunna. 5 Cattle Egret Trewornan bridge.


Saturday 15th August 2020

Late news,14/8, Rame Head: 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Wheatear, 4 Tree Pipit, 6 Swift, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat,  1 Pied Flycatcher,  3 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, c20 House Martin and c40 Swallow. (M. Jordan)

Late news, 14/8, Talskiddy: 1 Wood Sandpiper over at 23:30. (P Roseveare)

Late news, 14/8, Porthgwarra: Possible Sailfish reported off Runnelstone. (per M Elliott)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Adult Spotted Sandpiper, 2+ Wood Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, juv Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Snipe, 4 Teal, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard. (S Rogers, J Hawkey, M Webb)

Spotted Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Wood Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Green Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Greenshank – Martin Webb

Wood Sandpiper – John Chapple

Porthgwarra: 1 Cory’s Shearwater at 07:15, plus 126 Manx in 2.5 hours, 1 Great Skua, 25 Med Gulls, 5 Common Terns, 8 Kittiwakes. (G Lawlor, T McKinney)

Nanjizal: 1 Icterine Warbler at a private ringing site. (K Wilson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: c5 Sedge Warbler, c20 Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Reed Bunting. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 1 Black-throated Diver in the bay. (P Fraser)

Sancreed: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (D Flumm)

Clapper Marsh: 1 Wood Sandpiper. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: 1 Ruff at Wadebridge. (A Langdon)

Towan Head: 2 Common Scoter, 8 Sandwich Tern, 180 Gannet, 1 Minke Whale, 6+ Common Dolphin this am. (I Boreham, M Lammas, S Rowe et al)

Maer Lake: 19 Black tailed Godwit,  41 Dunlin,  1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 2 Grey Herons (1 juv),  47 Black Headed Gull,  2 Herring Gull, 2 Moorhen, a few Teal and Mallard, several Swallow and 2 Sand Martin. (H Kendall)

Caerthillian: 3 juvenile Sparrowhawk, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear. ( D Eva )

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Fistral Beach: 21 Oystercatcher, 2 Turnstone.(S Grose)

Towan Head: 2 Wheatear, 2 juv Raven, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 19 Linnet. (S Grose)

Watergate Bay: 3 Corn Bunting in field on lefthand side walking up Trevarrion Hill. (S Grose)

Nanjizal: Fishing off the rocks near Nanjizal today a Sailfish swam past me just 5 metres away. It was in gin clear water over sand. Had a really good view of it for 15 seconds or so. (P Maddern)

St Ives Island: 150 Common Dolphin, 1 Minke Whale & 4 Sandwich Terns. (V Stratton)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpipers, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank. (R Wilkins)

Maer Lake: 75+ Dunlin, 27 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Curlew, House Martins, Sand Martins, Swallow, Black-headed and Herring Gulls. (C & T Nicholson)

Porthgwarra: c100+ Swallows (mainly juveniles) gathered on wires this evening near Coastguard Cottages ready for migration. (J Hawkey)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Kingfisher (1adult, 1juv), 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1m Tufted Duck, 2 Coot, 16 Blue Tit, 9 Coal Tit, 1 Black-headed Gull, 3 Willow Tit, 3 Wren, 2 Goldfinch, 3 Great Tit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Marsh Tit, 5 Chaffinch, 12 Jackdaw, 1 Canada Goose. (R Mudge)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Fistral Beach: 21 Oystercatcher, 2 Turnstone.(S Grose)

Towan Head: 2 Wheatear, 2 juv Raven, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 19 Linnet. (S Grose)

Watergate Bay: 3 Corn Bunting in field on lefthand side walking up Trevarrion Hill. (S Grose)

Bedruthan steps: 5 Chough, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Skylark, 3 Kestrel, 3 Stonechat, 5 Raven. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Green Sandpiper. 1 Lesser Emperor, 1 Common Hawker. (D Wright)

Predannack Downs: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear and 1 Southern Migrant Hawker. (D Wright)

Friday 7th August 2020

Late news, 6/8, Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth: 2 Sandwich Tern. (S Van Hear)

Land’s End: 1 Icterine Warbler this morning. (T McGowan)

Maer Lake: Great White Egret early morning. Also, 1 Wood Sandpiper and 5 Dunlin. (B Craven)

Great White Egret – Brian Craven

Great White Egret – Brian Craven

Marazion Beach: 5 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, c15 Turnstone, c20 Dunlin, c40 Ringed Plover, 6 Sanderling. (R Veal)

Loe Pool: 1 Little Tern. (S Bury, D Beadle)

Predannick Wollas: Juvenile Red-backed Shrike at Predannick Wollas on coastal path half mile S of the NT car park on hedges beside first pedestrian gate. (K Dalziel & J Hawkey) Still present albeit only seen briefly at 12:30 (D Beadle). Also 3 Chough, 1 Skylark, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Whitethroat (juv), 3 Stonechats, 2 Clouded Yellow butterflies (inc. Helice form), 1 Stoat, 2+ Dark Green Fritillary Butterfly, Autumn Lady’s Tresses. (K Dalziel & J Hawkey, D Beadle)

Red-backed Shrike – Kate Dalziel

Red-backed Shrike – Kate Dalziel

Clouded Yellow – Kate Dalziel

Autumn Lady’s Tresses – Kate Dalziel

Drift Reservoir: 3 Little Egret, 1 Teal, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Swift, fem Kingfisher, 10 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Kingfisher – Dave Flumm

Kingfisher – Dave Flumm

Carnsew Pool: 2 (ad & juv) Sandwich Tern, ad Sanderling, 1 Turnstone, 9 (2 juv) Ringed Plover, 15 (10 juv) Dunlin. (R Veal)

Porthilly Point: 76 Mediterranean Gull on mussel crates at 07.45am. (S Grose)

Rock: Mediterranean Gulls observed feeding on insects above from private gardens most of the afternoon, 2 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Padstow: Covey of 7 Grey Partridge in field behind ‘Dog Kennel’ at Trethillick Farm, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Crugmeer: 1 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Tresemple Pool: 10 Greenshank, 43 Curlew, 79 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 13 Whimbrel. (D Eva)

Coverack: 1+ Sandwich Tern in the Bay and 1 Sedge Warbler at Trevothen. (D Beadle)


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)