Saturday 29th August 2020

Pendeen (0700-1000): Long-tailed Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater. (S Rogers)

Lizard: Melodious Warbler still 100yds west of Wavecrest cafe Lizard point. (J Jones)

Melodious Warbler – J Jones

Mousehole: Juv Sabine’s Gull heading into Mount’s Bay past St Clement’s Isle at 16:30. (M Elliott)

Devoran/Point: 1 Great White Egret, 3 Knot, 49 Dunlin, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 30 Curlew, 70 Redshank, 3 Ringed Plover. (D Eva, S Rogers)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Pale-bellied Brent Goose, juv Knot, c15 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 ad Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, c25 Teal. (R Veal) Also 1 Wheatear, 15 Rock Pipit, 1 Curlew Sandpiper from Tempest Building. (S Grose) Also 2 Curlew Sandpiper reported.

Ruan Lanihorne: 3 Osprey, 1 Peregrine. (D Carrier)

Housel Bay area: 10 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, f or imm Garganey still present on pond opposite Waterings (tends to hide under overhanging vegetation). (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Osprey (colour ringed), 1 juv Peregrine, 17 Dunlin, 13 Ringed Plover, 1 Tree Pipit. Dozmary: 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler. (P Roseveare)

Maer Lake: 1 juv Garganey, 16 Teal, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, c.30 House Martin, c.15 Sand Martin, c.20 Swallow. (P Roseveare)

Davidstow Airfield: 2 Ruff, 1 Turnstone, 14 Dunlin, c.30 Ringed Plover, 15 Wheatear, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (P Roseveare)

Siblyback: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Redshank. (A Dawson) Also 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 19 Cormorant, 21 Little Grebe, 3 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail. (P Roseveare)

Porthgwarra: 36 Wheatear and Spotted Flycatcher plus “alba” wagtails moving over. (M Wallace)

Skewjack: Marsh Harrier still present. (M Wallace)

Marazion: 50 Ringed Plover, 40 Sanderling, 10 Dunlin, 1 Knot and 3 Wheatear on the beach. (P Fraser) Also 61 Sanderling, 49+ Ringed Plover, 32 Dunlin, 19 Turnstone. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 9 Little Grebe, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 6+ Wheatear. (S Rogers, DK Parker) Also 1 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Grey Heron. (S Grose)

Canada Goose – Dave Parker

Canada Goose – Dave Parker

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Greenshank, 1 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 9 Teal, 2 Wheatear. (D Eva, S Rogers)

Mount’s Bay: 2 Ruff, juv Curlew Sandpiper, many Ringed Plover and Dunlin arriving into bay from SW, 6+ Risso Dolphin underneath Logan Rock. (M Elliott)

Nanjizal: 1 Whinchat. (H Bradshaw)

Land’s End: 1 Greenshank on Treeve Common. (H Bradshaw)

Saltash: Sparrowhawk, regular visitor to private garden. (L Farnes)

Sparrowhawk – Lin Farnes

Towan Head: 1000+ Gannets feeding and diving off point with commons dolphins 08:00 to 09:00. (M Lammas, I Boreham)

Torpoint: 3 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Med Gull, 16 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 8 Cormorant. (D Sharp)

Millbrook: 1 Kingfisher, 8 Redshank, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 8+ Canada Geese. Numerous Black-headed Gull. (D Sharp)

Wacker Quay: 3 juvenile Shelduck, 3 Little Egret. Also Black-headed Gull & Herring Gulls. (D Sharp)

St Merryn: 1 Avocet caught by female Peregrine. (R Hughes)

Rame Head: 1 male Cirl Bunting, 1 male & 1 female Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Swift, 35 Linnet. (M Frost)

Millbrook: 41 Redshank, 4 Moorhen. (M Frost)

Breney Common: mixed flock of 40 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

St Columb Major, Bridge: 1 Dipper, 3 Chiffchaff, 20 House Martin, 30 Goldfinch, 1 Sparrowhawk (B Bosisto L Payne)

Sennen Cove: 5 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Penhale Point: 2 Wheatear, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 37 Linnet. (S Grose)

Rejerrah: 5 Red-legged Partridge from Scotland Road. (S Grose)

Downderry: this afternoon 4 Knot, 2 Sanderling, 3 Ringed Plover and a White Wagtail. (A Payne)

Logan Rock: 2 Chough. (J King)

Mousehole: 43 Turnstone, 1 Dunlin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow. (N Sluman)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Curlew Sandpiper reported this evening.

Wednesday 26th August 2020

Walks and Events program: We’re pleased to be able to announce that the board has decided that this can now been resumed. If you are able to lead any walks or events please contact Simon Marquis at field_meetings@cbwps.org.uk . We will post any events or walks up on the website sightings page and will update the Calendar as they come in.

Late News, 23/08, Pentire Head/Rumps: 100+ Gannets close in-shore heading west, 5 Kestrel, 50+ Linnet, 2 Wheatear, 4 Oystercatcher, 10 Shag, 2 Ocean Sunfish, 2 Grey Seal. (S Marquis)

Late news, 25/8, Porthgwarra (06:00-18:30): 4 Great Shearwater, 32 Sooty Shearwater. (S Rowe, M Hawkes)

Late news, 25/8, Downderry (07:00-09:25): moving west 192+ Manx Shearwaters, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 60 Gannets, 11 Fulmar, 6 Storm Petrels, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 16 Sandwich Terns and 1 Arctic Tern. (1845-1945): 13 Storm Petrels west. (A Payne)

St Agnes: (0630- 0900) 3 adult Sabine’s Gull, 37 Common Tern, 34 Arctic Tern, 4 Sandwich Tern, 5 Puffin, 2 Whimbrel , 1 Grey Phalarope , 1 juvenile Arctic Skua, 1 adult pale phase Pomarine Skua, 1 juv Long-tailed Skua, 3 Great Skua, 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 8 European Storm Petrel, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 2 Common Scoter. (B Bosisto)

Pendeen (06:15-10:15): 6 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwaters (0822 & 0826), c30,500 Manx Shearwaters, 18 Storm Petrel, 132 Fulmar, 15 Common Scoter, 1 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel, adult Sabine’s Gull (0740), 6 Sandwich Tern, 1 Commic Tern, 9 Great Skua, 9 Arctic Skua, 4 Razorbills, 2 Guillemot, 1 Wheatear. Also an adult Great Black-backed Gull killed a Manx Shearwater. (D Flumm) (06:00-12:00): 3 Sabine’s Gull, 6 Great Shearwater, 16 Sooty Shearwater , 17 Arctic Skua, 15 Bonxie, 3 Wilson’s Petrel (8.30, 9.10, 10.37), 1 Leach’s Petrel (11.18), 1 Grey Phalarope, 1 Arctic Tern, 13 Sandwich Tern. (S. Rogers, P Clement, G Taylor, G Lawlor, P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Wilkins) (06:00-17:00): Also 1 Wilson’s Petrel (15.25). (M Hawkes, M McKee) 1 Leach’s Petrel (10.39). Also further combined totals of 16 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 55 Common Scoter, 1 juv Long-tailed Skua, 32 Arctic Skua, 27 Great Skua, 69 Sandwich Tern, 9 Arctic Tern 2 Grey Phalarope, 6 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Curlew. (B Mellow, M McKee, M Hawkes, S Rowe) (1700 -1800): 2 Great Skuas, 1 Pomarine Skua (17.45). (J Hawkey)

Sabine’s Gull – Nigel Rogers

Lizard Point: (07.15-09.30) 1 Pomarine Skua, 7 Storm Petrel. (D Collins)

Housel Bay: imm Garganey on the pond. (D Collins)

Coverack: 1 Hoopoe still present around gardens above Lambeage Hall, please respect residents privacy. (P Hopwood)

Croft Pascoe Plantation, Goonhilly: 3+ Spotted Flycatchers. (A Witheywood)

Hannafore, Looe:  3 Eider close to shore, 2 Sandwich Terns, 3 Oystercatchers, 2 Cormorants fishing close to shore.  Numerous Swallows and Sand mMartins still feeding. (D Sharp)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater:  4 Mistle Thrush. ( B. Toms)

Hayle Estuary: c20 Sandwich Terns. (D Cains)

Nr. St. Buryan: 1 Barn Owl (N R Rogers)

Barn Owl – Nigel Rogers

The Rumps and Pentire: 5 Fulmar, 7 Gannet, 24 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 5 Kestrel, 43 Oystercatcher, 45 Herring Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 6 Swallow, 8 Rock Pipit, 1 Wren, 2 Robin, 3 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 35 Rook, 18 Carrion Crow, 3 Goldfinch, 45 Linnet, 2 Sunfish, 2 Grey Seal, 20 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 5 Common Blue, 4 Red Admiral, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood, 18 Gatekeeper, 15 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath. (M Scawen et al.)

Rock Beach: 14 Sandwich Tern feeding offshore. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 11 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Coot, 1m Tufted Duck, 39 Mallard, 11 Moorhen, 62 Canada Geese, 3 Cormorant, 1 Teal, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Kingfisher (1 juv), 11 Grey Wagtail, 2 Buzzard, 1 Jay, 2 Grey Heron. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary:1 Barn Owl opposite filling station at 8.15pm.(S Grose)

Porthleven: 1 Kestrel. (J Chesher)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Osprey, 10 Dunlin, 18 Ringed Plover, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Little Egret, 2 Yellow Wagtail, c.20 Pied Wagtail. (P Roseveare)

Siblyback: 1 Hobby, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper,1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Barnacle Goose in with Canada Geese, 25 Little Grebe,1 f Tufted,1 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 26 Cormorants, Spotted Flycatchers with young, 3 Treecreeper, 5 Chiffchaff, 9 Teal. (C Buckland)

Mousehole: 100+ Gannet, 30+ Manx Shearwater, pod of 10 Common Dolphins. (J Howells)

Penzance: 200+ Gannet, 100+ Manx Shearwater, 20+ Storm Petrel, Immature Kittiwake, 2 Guillemot, multiple pods Common Dolphins, Blue-fin Tuna. All seen from Atlantic Adventure Penzance 15:30-17:30. (J Howells)

Davidstow Airfield: 20 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 2 Ruff,1 Turnstone, 3 Wheatear. (S Windle)

Ruff – Stevan Windle

Newquay: 11 Tawny Owl heard +1 presumed Road kill Bird at Trevemper Roundabout. (S Grose)

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Monday 24th August 2020

Porthgwarra: 2 Wilson’s Petrel, 16 Great Shearwater, 111 Storm Petrel, 21 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Great Skua until 1045. (I Prentice) Also, (1145-1500), 8 Great Shearwater, 11 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Long-tailed Skua, 87 Storm Petrel, 3 Arctic Skua, Great Skua & Green Sandpiper. (M Wallace) Additional 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Storm Petrel, 1 Arctic Skua to 1600. (N R Rogers) Wryneck again 200m towards Coastguards from pines SE of Trevean. (R Bradbury)

Sooty Shearwater, Nigel Rogers

Mount’s Bay: 1 Wilson’s Petrel offshore Mousehole 1940, 3 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, many Storm Petrel all from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Devoran: 1 Knot, 110 Redshank, 8 Black tailed Godwit, 5 Whimbrel, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 105 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 20 Oystercatcher (D Eva) Also, 1 albino Starling among a flock of 8. (N Gupta)

Albino Starling – N Gupta

Caradon Hill: 2 Redstart (female and juvenile), 5 Swallows, 1 Linnet. (C&J Duffy)

Stithians Reservoir: 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Lapwing, 2 Curlew. (J St Ledger)

Black-tailed Godwit, John St Ledger

Drift Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 3 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Teal, 3 Little Egret, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 30 House Martin, 20 Swift. (J St Ledger, R Menari, D Flumm)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Barnacle Goose, 87 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 18 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2nd cal Hobby. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Mount Edgcumbe Country Park: 1 Green Woodpecker, 18 Swift, 60 House Martin, 10 Swallow, 2 Sandwich Tern. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 (3 juv) Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Sandwich Tern, 7 Teal, 1 Peregrine, 1 Chiffchaff singing. (R Veal)

Cape Cornwall: 10+ Storm Petrel reported late afternoon.

Mousehole: near ad Long-tailed Skua, 10 Storm Petrel reported past.

Pendeen: 3 Storm Petrel reported past.

Lizard: 1+ Wilson’s Petrel, 2 Great Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 45 Storm Petrel reported.

Looe: Common Sandpiper on East Looe beach and Oystercatcher at Plaidy. (S Jones)

Oystercatcher, Steve Jones

Common Sandpiper, Steve Jones

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Saturday 22nd August 2020

Coverack: 1 Hoopoe around Headland apartments but mobile, please respect residents privacy. Also 1+ juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Commic Tern, 1 Kittiwake from Chynhalls Headland. (D Beadle)

Trevose Head (6.45-1100): 2 Wilsons Petrel, 7 Storm Petrel, 1 Long-tailed Skua, 4 Arctic Skua, 6 Great Skua, 1 Great Shearwater, 12 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 13 Sandwich Tern, 13 Common Tern, 3 Arctic Tern, 1 Black Tern, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover and 5 Yellow-legged Gull. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Pendeen, 06:00-12:00: 27 Sooty Shearwater, c7300 Manx Shearwater (by 10:00), 115 Storm Petrel, 72 Fulmar, 16 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 3 ad. Sabine’s Gull, 11 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Redshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Sanderling, 8 Dunlin, 10 Turnstone, 15 Med Gull, 22 comic tern 23 Sandwich Tern, 1 Razorbill, also 3+ Sunfish. (S. Rogers, P. Clement, R Wilkins, M Ahmad, D Flumm, M McKee, DK Parker, T Mills et al.) Also Wilson’s Petrel. (D Pointon, N Hunt, per M Elliott) Band-rumped Storm Petrel, 260 Storm Petrel and Pomarine Skua reported this evening.

Manx Shearwater – Tony Mills

Manx Shearwater – Tony Mills

Cape Cornwall (11:30-14:15): 2 Great Shearwater, 2 large shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel reported.

East Pentire, Newquay (14.30-17.00): 1 Balearic Shearwater, 295 Manx Shearwater, 14 Storm Petrel and 5 Ocean Sunfish. (T Wilson)

Towan Head (07:15-09:00): 3 Sooty Shearwater, c6000 Manx Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Whimbrel. (16:45-18:10): 15 Storm Petrel, 1 Sooty Shearwater. (S Rowe)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1+ Kingfisher, 1 ad Spotted Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper 1+ Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4  Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 93 Canada Geese, 3 hybrid geese, 35 Mallard, 1 Teal. (Peter Maddern, DK Parker)

Kingfisher and Green Sandpiper – Peter Maddern

Little Grebe – Peter Maddern

Kingsmill Lake: 1 summer plumage Cattle Egret, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Osprey, 53+ Redshank, 14+ Greenshank, 34 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper and 60+ Curlew, also Osprey reported. (P Kemp, M Beer)

Trevean: 1 Black-tailed Godwit over. (M Wallace)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 29 Curlew. (D Eva, J & D Chapman) Also 11 Black-tailed Godwit (R Augarde)

Devoran: juv Ruff, juv Knot, 4+ Whimbrel, c15 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Dunlin, 3 Teal (J & D Chapman)

Mousehole Harbour: 19 Turnstone. (S Grose) 50+ Gannet, also Common Dolphin. (J Howells)

Penzance: 43 Turnstone, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover on Wherrytown Beach, 10 Mediterranean Gull on the water opposite Railway station. (S Grose)

Mounts Bay: 2 Grey Phalorope, 15+ Storm Petrel, 1 Arctic Skua and feeding frenzy of Gannet. (S Rogers, D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Carnsew pool: 1 Wheatear, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, 19 Oystercatcher, 9 Black tailed Godwit, 15 Dunlin, 7 Rock Pipit, 4 Carrion Crow, 3 Linnet, 1 Kestrel over, 1 Rook. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 15 Little Grebe, 10 Coot, 31 Linnet, 13 Sand Martin, 19 Tufted Duck, 1 Dunlin, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Shelduck briefly. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: Whinchat, Dunlin, Snipe, 5 Canada Geese. (D Wright)

Gluvian: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher (B Bosisto, L Payne, M Bosisto)

Pied Flycatcher – Bob Bosisto

Pied Flycatcher – Bob Bosisto

Connor Downs: 19 Lesser Black-backed Gull in ploughed field at Trevaskis Farm. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 9 Little Egret, 40+ Rook, 2 Barn Owl at Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

Polbathic Creek:  Barn Owl (over marsh at 7.00am; last night at 6.30 – 7.00pm), also 27 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron. (A Blonden)

Carbis Bay: 1 Arctic Skua, 17 Sandwich Tern. (N Sluman)

Friday 21st August 2020

Late news, 20/08, Truro River: Common Sandpiper (A Gordon)

Late news, 20/08, Hayle Estuary: 272 Canada Goose, 6 Greylag Goose, 7 Shelduck (5 Juv), 1 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 42 Sandwich Tern, 4 Little Tern, 28 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 98 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Sandpiper, 24 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Reed Warbler. (P Nason)

Drift Reservoir: Spotted Sandpiper showing well late morning in the first bay. Also, 3 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank and 10 Swifts. (T Wilson, R Augarde)

Wadebridge, Treraven Meadows: 2 m Mandarin, 7 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Ringed Plover overhead, 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Downderry (6.30-9.30): 8 Kittiwake, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 29 Manx Shearwater, 10 Sandwich Tern, 10 Fulmar & 1 Curlew (P Kemp)

Porthkidney: 4 Little Tern, 1 Common Tern, 18 Sandwich Tern, c25 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin. (D Eva, D Beadle et al.)

Pendeen: 2 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 40 Sooty Shearwater. Also 1 Sanderling, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone, 2 Ocean Sunfish and 1 Grey Seal, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Balearic Shearwater, a few 1w Mediterranean Gull. (R Wilkins, T Mills et al.) 09:00-12:00 adult summer plumage Sabine’s Gull, 12 Sooty Shearwaters, 2 Storm Petrels,1 whimbrel, a few 1w Mediterranean Gulls (A Hartley + 2 visiting birders) 12:00-18:00 70+ Sooty Shearwater, 40+ Storm Petrel, 30+ Balearic Shearwater, 1+ Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater. (M Elliott)

Gannet – Tony Mills

Manx Shearwater – Tony Mills

Gannet – Tony Mills

Godrevy Cafe: Juvenile Black Tern flew low NE over the car park at midday, as if it had just left St Gothian Sands. Also Balearic Shearwater off the head with 6 Storm Petrels and a Whimbrel passing between 1330 and 1445. (G Pullan)

Porthgwarra (06:00-15:00): 4 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 11 Balearic Shearwater, c2000 Manx Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 2 Great Skua, 19 Med Gull, 5 Kittiwake, 4 Whimbrel. (D Flumm, S Rogers et al.)

Cape Cornwall 07:30-10:30: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, c4000 Gannets (20+ per minute), 3 Redshanks, 3 Turnstones and 3 Med Gulls. (N Wheatley)

Bass Point, The Lizard: 3 Great Shearwater, 1 large shearwater sp. (distant), 11 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua (dark morph), 1 Sandwich Tern, 12 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Ocean Sunfish between 12:50 – 16:00. (G Wills).

Rame Head: 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Great Skua, 150 Manx Shearwater, 50 Kittiwake, 1 Puffin (1st seen on a seawatch at Rame by me), 1 juv Long-tailed Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Arctic Skua, 1 Storm Petrel, 2 Little Tern 2 (1st seen on a seawatch from Rame by me), 1 unidentified large shearwater (probably Great but not 100%), hundreds of Gannets (G Lewis)

Lizard (Bumble Rock, 18:00-19:15): 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater. (I Maclean)

Marazion: 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 1 juv Knot, 4 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone and c30 Sanderling on the beach. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Little Grebe (6 juv), 8 Mallard, 1 Teal. (DK Parker)

Hannafore: 20 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Tern, 3 Little Tern, 60+ Oystercatcher, 5 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 20 Mediterranean Gull, 100+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 unidentified large Shearwater, 6 Fulmar, 4 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Curlew, 3 Eider, large numbers of Gannets. (C Buckland)

Tallack’s Creek, Devoran: 2 Whimbrel, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot (in near summer plumage), 100+ Redshank, 100+ Curlew, 40+ Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk (female). (J St Ledger)

Black-tailed Godwit – John St Ledger

Knot – John St Ledger

Lower Tamar Lake: 3 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 34 Mallard, 5 Coot, 2m Tufted Duck, 25 Blue Tit, 7 Coal Tit, 4 Great Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Robin, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Chaffinch. (R Mudge)

Polzeath: Oystercatcher (A Gordon)

St Erth: Barn Owl hunting at 13:00. (M Spicer)

Barn Owl – Mike Spicer

Hannafore: 20 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Tern, 3 Little Tern, 60+ Oystercatcher, 5 Little Egrets, 1 Grey Heron, 20 Mediterranean Gull, 100+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 other large shearwaters too far for ID, 6 Fulmar, 4 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Curlew, 3 Eider. Also 2 Northern Wheatear on the beach. (C Buckland)

Botallack: Flock of 8-10 Goldfinches, mainly juveniles on track by Count house at 12.30. (R Chiffers)

Goldfinch – Robin Chiffers

Goldfinch – Robin Chiffers

Lizard Point: 1 Great Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater reported.

Killigerran Head (16:10-19:15): 2 Balearic Shearwater, 228 Manx Shearwater, 1 Kittiwake, 19 Fulmar, 1 Ringed Plover, 21 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Raven, 7 Grey Seal, 2 Dolphin (R Seekins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Herring Gull investigating golf ball, 3 Sedge Warbler (D Beadle)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 male Sparrowhawk (B.Toms)

Dobwalls: 36 House Sparrows in the garden with frequent visits from a female Sparrowhawk (C&J Duffy)

Boscastle: 11 Raven over Tregatherall Farm. (S Grose)

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Thursday 20th August 2020

Pendeen: Fea’s type petrel with Manx Shearwaters at 08:12. (P Combridge)

Gwithian: Caspian Tern seen briefly on the beach. (K Wilson)

Marazion: Juv Curlew Sandpiper, c40 (c15 juv) Sanderling, c40 Ringed Plover, c30 Dunlin, 7 Turnstone at 07:00. (R Veal) 2 Curlew Sandpiper this evening. (S Rogers)

Downderry (07:00 – 10:30): 2 Balearic Shearwater, 8 juv Mediterranean Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern, 9 Kittiwake, 9 Manx Shearwater, 6 Fulmar, 1 juv Yellow-legged gull & 1 dark phase Arctic Skua (P Kemp)

Porthgwarra (06:35 – 11:00): 7 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, c395 Manx Shearwater (incl feeding raft of c100), 6 Great Skua, 2 Whimbrel, 20 Kittiwake, 4 Med Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Commic Tern. (D Flumm, LGR Evans et al.)

Cape Cornwall (07:30-11:00): 2+ Great Shearwater, 1+ Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Sunfish, 17 Med Gulls, 1 Common Gull, 4 Commic Terns, 8 Dunlin, 8 Whimbrel, 4 Turnstone and 2 Ringed Plover. (N Wheatley)

Killigerran (2 hour seawatch after work): 5 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Great Shearwater ,18 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 dark phase adult Arctic Skua , 1 juv Black Tern, 4 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cirl Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Great Shearwater – Bob Bosisto

Great Shearwater – Bob Bosisto

Yellow-legged Gull – Bob Bosisto

Yellow-legged Gull – Bob Bosisto

Bumble Rock, Lizard (11.20-18.10): juvenile Long-tailed Skua, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 5 Great Shearwater, 1 large shear sp, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 27+ Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern. (L Langley)

Drift Reservoir: Adult Spotted Sandpiper (on eastern shore), 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Little Egret, 3 Teal, 2 Gadwall,2 Tufted Duck, 42 Mallard, 1 Kingfisher, 28 Swift. (D Flumm, LGR Evans)

Greenshank – Robin Chiffers

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Coot, 5 Little Grebe (4 juv), 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 22 Curlew. (P Fraser)

Loe Pool: 11 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 1 Turnstone, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 54 Canada Goose, 1 white hybrid goose, 3 immature Whitethroat, 16  Great Crested Grebe including 1 immature, 2 Mediterranean Gull. Also 2 Golden-ringed Dragonfly. (G Adams)

Gannel: Little Egret and Great White Egret. (E Henderson)

Hannafore Point (14:30 – 16:30): 2 Sooty Shearwater,  5 Manx Shearwater, 500+ Gannet,  9 Sandwich Tern, 2 Kittiwake, 1 Med. Gull, 2 Black Headed Gull, 3 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Shag, 8 Cormorant, 2 Turnstone, 20 Oystercatcher, 4 Eider (2 drakes), 1 juv. male Sparrowhawk. (M & R Frost)

Kingsmill lake: 5 Common Sandpiper, 24 Greenshank, 22+ Redshank, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plover, 34 Dunlin, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 imm/f Teal & 17 Little Egret at 17.30 (P Kemp)

Walmsley Reserve: 5 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Shoveler, 3 Teal this evening. (P Roseveare)

Porthkidney: 4 (2 ad, 2 juv) Little Tern, 5 Arctic Tern, c30 Sandiwch Tern, 2 Dunlin, c20 Sanderling this evening. (R Veal et al)

Hayle: 1 Common Sandpiper. (D Cains)

Newlyn: 1 Great Skua and 1 Baearic Shearwater at 18:00 .(L Proctor)

Wednesday 19th August 2020

Late news, 18/8, Drift Reservoir (members only): Spotted Sandpiper, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, Little Egret. (D Flumm)

Late news, 18/8, Mounts Bay: Juv Long-tailed Skua seen from Mermaid II c1 mile off Longrock. (M Elliott)

Long-tailed Skua – Martin Elliott

Long-tailed Skua – Martin Elliott

Porthgwarra, Hella Pt, (06:00-18:00): 137 Great Shearwater, 8 Cory’s Shearwater, 8 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 2 Long-tailed Skua, 12 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Common Tern, 1 Sandwich Tern, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Turnstone. (S Rogers, S Rowe, M Wallace et al) Also Fea’s-type Petrel reported from the cove 17:17.

Pendeen: Black-browed Albatross reported close past at 15:40. Also 4 1w Mediterranean Gulls, 1w Yellow-legged Gull past 10:00 – 10:30; juv Wheatear. (A Hartley)

Killigerran: Fea’s-type petrel at 09:20. (P Maker)

Drift Reservoir: Spotted Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Gadwall, 87 Canada Geese & 4 hybrids, 11 Swift, 100 Goldfinch. (D Flumm)

Spotted Sandpiper – David Flumm

Black-tailed Godwit – David Flumm

Spotted Sandpiper – David Flumm

Lamorna, Tater-du (0730-1430): 46 Great Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 3 Storm Petrel. (M McKee)

Lizard, Bumble Rock (11:24-15:01): 25+ Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, imm Pomarine Skua, 6 Great Skua, 4+ juv Med Gull. (L Langley)

Mousehole: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 8 Sandwich Tern, 1 Black Tern. (M Elliott)

Newlyn: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 3 Sandwich Tern, 8 commic tern, also Sunfish off Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Downderry (7-11.30): 290+ Manx Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel, 4 Kittiwake, 1 juv Med Gull, 3 Common Tern, 9 Little Tern, 18 Sandwich Tern, 1 juv Pomarine Skua, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin & 1 Ringed Plover (P Kemp)

Porthkidney: 1 Little Tern, c40 Sandwich Tern, 1 Dunlin this evening. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 ad Arctic Tern, 2+ Turnstone, c.25 Dunlin, 2 ad Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Teal, 1 Gadwall at 08:00. Also 7 Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 24 Dunlin, 3 (2 juv) Black-tailed Godwit at 18:00. (R Veal) Also 10 Black-tailed Godwit. (D Cains)

Black-tailed Godwit, David Cains

Lizard Lighthouse: 1 Pied Flycatcher (D Eva)

Church Cove: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (D Eva)

Maer Lake: 23 Dunlin, 14 Black tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Mediterranean Gulls, 3 Common Sandpiper, c.10 Wood Pigeon. (I&H Kendall)

Stithians reservoir (southern causeway): 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 30+ Curlew, 6 Snipe, 3 Swift, 17 Little Grebe at 17.30 (P Kemp, J St Ledger, S Turner)

St Mawes (Tavern Beech): 35 Mediterranean Gull (R Seekins)

Siblyback: 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Black-tailed Godwit. (A Dawson)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Knot, 8 Ringed Plover, 27 Dunlin, 10 Greenshank, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Whimbrel.

Marazion: 6 Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Sanderling, 4 Turnstone, and a mixed flock of 50+ Dunlin and Ringed Plover as well as good numbers of Herring Gulls picking over the storm debris on the beach late afternoon (A Hartley)

Mediterranean Gull, Adam Hartley

Wadebridge, Town bridge: 71 Redshank (1 bird has a green plastic ring above the left knee with white lettering), 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk, (also of interest, one of the Mallard has a blue plastic ring on right leg). (S Grose)