Tuesday 15th September 2020

Late news, 14/9, Land’s End: 1 Wryneck in scrub to SW of Swingates garden. ( P Clement)

Late News, 14/9, Bartinney: 1 Juvenile Sparrowhawk, 1 Juvenile Wheatear, 5 Common Buzzard over cut field. (R Chiffers)

Carnewas, Bedruthan: probable Isabelline Wheatear this afternoon. (A Ward & S Funnell)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Baird’s Sandpiper still this evening. (B Dallas) Also, 15 Sandwich Tern, 1 Brent Goose, 5 Greylag Goose. (P Roseveare)

Godrevy: 1 probable Semi-palmated Sandpiper and c.40 Turnstone. (C Richards)

probable Semi-palmated Sandpiper – Clive Richards

probable Semi-palmated Sandpiper – Clive Richards

probable Semi-palmated Sandpiper – Clive Richards

Camel Estuary: 7 Ruddy Shelduck near Cant Hill this morning. Also, 1 Osprey. (J Wilson)

Caerthillian, Lizard: Common Nightingale Pied Flycatcher, Wryneck, 2 Turtle Dove, 8+ Tree Pipit and large numbers of Siskin over. (I Maclean, L Ozsanlav-Harris)

Wryneck Ilya Maclean

Nanjizal Valley: juvenile Melodious Warbler ringed this morning. (K Wilson, C & D Lamsdell)

Siblyback Reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover and Garganey still present. Also, Osprey over. (D Julian)

Point: 17 Brent Geese (pale-bellied) (D Eva)

Stithians: 2 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin (D Eva) In addition, 1 Greenshank, 1 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, 4 Northern Wheatear, 20 Alba Wagtails (mainly Juvenile Pied – some White), 1 Yellow Wagtail. (J Hawkey)

Marazion Marsh: Hobby hawking over the marsh at dusk. (P. St. Pierre, S. Rogers)

Mount’s Bay (Marazion-Penzance): Little Egret, 36 Turnstone, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, Wheatear, 10 White, 4 Pied & 3 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: Little Egret, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Sand Martin. Also c50 Large White butterflies. (D Flumm)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1f Greater Scaup, 5 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 7 Canada Geese. (R Mudge) In addition, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Willow Tit and 1 Marsh Tit. (S Windle)

Greater Scaup – Steve Windle

Fowey Estuary: 1 Grey Phalarope 5.2 miles from the mouth of the estuary. Also, 60+ Common Dolphin, 15 Harbour Porpoise and 5 Tuna. (R Kirkwood)

Grey Phalarope – Rupert Kirkwood

St Gothian Sands: 1 Greater Scaup. (C Richards)

Greater Scaup – Clive Richards

Grade Marsh: 2 Pink-footed Geese NW of the road. (DK Parker)

Pendennis Point: 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Sandwich Tern, c.10 Mediterranean Gull. (C Benton)

Newquay: 2 Treecreeper, 2 Marsh Tit at Rialton Barton. (S Grose)

Laneast Downs: 2 Whinchat (B Craven)

Late News, 13/09, River Camel: 1 Otter. (W Delacor)


Wednesday 25th September 2019

Penberth: Isabelline Wheatear reported at c19:00 in the valley resting on a hedge then flying off over grass field. (N Milligan)

Davidstow: 1 Hobby, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 White Wagtail, 20 Pied Wagtail, 15 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Skylark, 20 Meadow Pipit, 1 White-rumped Sandpiper, 5 Swallow and 4 Carrion Crow on the airfield. (S Windle, B Mellow) White-rump Sandpiper still this evening at 18:35. Also Yellow-legged Gull and Yellow Wagtail. (D Julian)

White-rumped Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

White-rumped Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Porthilly Point: 11 Sandwich Tern, 6 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 3 Curlew, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Greenshank. (S Grose)

Restronguet Creek: 4 Osprey fishing, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (J Chapple, J St Ledger)

Osprey – John St Ledger

Pendeen Watch: 37 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 6 Sooty Shearwater, 16 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, c50 commic tern and 2 Whimbrel between 07:30 & 10:30. (L Proctor et al) 1 Sabine’s Gull (juv. @ 1615), 3 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 13 Great Skua, 7 Common Scoter between 15:15 and 1720. (M Scott-Ham)

Levant: 16 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Arctic Skua, 37 Great Skua, 1 petrel sp, 5 Common Scoter between 07:45 and 10:15. (M Scott-Ham)

Cape Cornwall: 12 Balearic Shearwater, 155 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 29 Common Scoter, 25 Great Skua, 4 Arctic Skua (2 dark,2 pale) 1 Long-tailed Skua (dark juv) 7 Kittiwake, 8 Common Tern, 19 Arctic Tern between 09:15 and 12:00. (P Clarke)

Towan Head: 4 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 1 Black Tern, 10 ‘Comic’ Tern, 12 Sandwich Tern, 1 Whimbrel and c.50 Manx Shearwater between 07:15 and 08:00. (S Rowe)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 juv Little Stint, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Knot, 4 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (2 juv) & 25 Sandwich Tern. (M Ahmad) 3 (possibly 4) Little Stints, 1 Reeve; 1 Spotted Redshank; 7 Greenshank, 20 Dunlin. (J Hawkey) 1 Peregrine, 37+ Sandwich Tern, 6 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Raven over, 1 Lapwing, 1 Osprey plunging successfully for mullet at high tide, 6 Swallow. (J Evans) 10 Sandwich Terns moving between Ryan’s Field and the estuary at mid-afternoon. 6 Brent Geese on estuary along with 2 Ruff. (D King) Ryan’s field: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Med Gull and 7 Greylag Geese, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Sandwich Tern. (J Evans, D King) 25 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Black-tailed Godwits,1 Ruff, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Whimbrel. (J Hawkey) 5 Sandwich Terns this afternoon. (D Cains) Carnsew Pool: 2 Wheatear, 2 Common Sandpiper, 40+ Dunlin, 4 Swallow, 8 Sandwich Tern (J Evans) Copperhouse Creek: 1 Kingfisher. (D King)

Sandwich Tern – David Cains

Kingfisher – Robin Chiffers

Marazion Beach: 20 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 3 drk Eider, 1 Whimbrel, 6 Sanderling, 15 Ringed Plover, 18 Turnstone. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Willow Warbler & 10 Chiffchaff. (M Wallace, DK Parker)

Pendeen: 1 juv Marsh Harrier. (P Combridge)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 17 Mute Swan, 125 Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 6 Brent Goose, 22 Mallard, 9 Wigeon, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey heron, 13 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 35 Oystercatcher, 21 Ringed Plover, 1 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 1 Sanderling, 85 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 140 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 85 Curlew, 150 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 65 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 10 House Martin, 90 Swallow, 6 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 2 Wheatear, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 55 Carrion Crow, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch (M Scawn et al)

East Colliford Farm: 1 Whinchat east of farm. (B Craven)

Helford: 3 Gannet between Helford passage and Frenchman’s Creek. (N Honhold)

Walmsley: 21 Cattle Egrets this afternoon going between the different groups of cattle in various fields & the reserve. (A Langdon)

St Clement: 3 Cattle Egret at Menadews farm at 18.00, 12 Little Egret, 27 Rook, 3 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Penzance: Presumed escaped Ring-necked Parakeet in Princess May recreation ground, also around St Clare at 09:00. (P Freestone et al.)

Mullion: Marsh harrier (female/imm.) west over A3083, east of Mullion at 09:10. (S Croft)

St Ives: 3+ Arctic Skua seen from Porthmear Beach harassing Sandwich Terns at midday. (R Nelson)


Thursday 20th October 2016

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Late news, 19/10, Pendower, Roseland: 8 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe at 4:30pm. Also 1 Chough calling. (D Hall)

Godrevy Point: 1 Isabelline Wheatear (P Freestone, et al). 4 Snow Bunting (T Mills, P Dinning, N Truby) Also 1 Northern Wheatear and 1 Kestrel. (T Mills)

Snow Buntings, P Dinning

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Nanjizal: 1 Paddyfield Warbler and 11 Yellow-browed Warblers ringed (K Wilson)

Nanquidno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler between Nanquidno and Hendra. (C Moore)

Godrevy: 1 Jack Snipe. (C Moore)

Land’s End: 1 Wryneck, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 10 Snipe, 1 Woodcock, c.200 Redwing, 20+ Skylark, 2 Raven. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Pendeen: 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Water Rail (JH & K Dalziel) Also Lapland Bunting.

Carn Kenidjack: 1 Snow Bunting (M Scott-Ham)

Woon Gumpus: 1 Lapland Bunting (M Scott-Ham)

Chun Castle: 4 Dartford Warbler (M Scott-Ham)

Morvah: 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine (M Scott-Ham)

St Agnes Head: 1 Short-toed Lark, 1 Green Woodpecker and 5 Skylark. (T Mills)

Short-toed Lark, St Agnes Head, Cornwall, England, UK.Short-toed Lark, Tony Mills

Chapel Porth: 1 Dusky Warbler in sycamores opposite enginehouse, also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 m Blackcap, and 2 Chiffchaff. 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Copper and 1 Common Darter. (M Barker, T Mills)

Cudden Point:1 Dartford Warbler (h), 1 Wheatear. 3 Clouded Yellow and a tatty Small Copper. (PJ Smale)

Kenidjack: 1 Wryneck seen today from coast path Kenidjack to Bottalack. As can be seen from the photo it’s missing its tail. (N Truby) Lesser Whitethroat still present by the lower house, 4 Yellow-browed Warbler (1 below donkey paddock by last house, 1 still near green shed opposite sewage treatment works, heard only) (N Truby, D Helliar), Also a group of 7 Goldcrest, 2 Whinchat, 100’s of Robins, 20+ Stonechat, Bullfinch, 2 Redwing, 10+ Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Chough and plenty of migrating finches (mostly Chaffinch but some Goldfinch and a few Linnets) and pipits in the valley and area.(N Truby)


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Ryan’s Field: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Curlew, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Lapwing, 1 Buzzard (over), 1 Robin. (K Bowers)

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Newlyn: Yellow-browed Warbler and Water Rail at Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Camel Estuary: Dalmatian Pelican still at Pinkson Creek.

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel still.

Chapel Point: Yellow-browed Warbler.

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