Saturday 21st November 2020

Late news, 20/11, Manaccan: 37 Cattle Egret next to Choon Farm. (P Gay)

Late news 20/11, Newlyn harbour: 1 colour-ringed 2w Great Black-backed Gull (ringed as chick 27/6/19 in Dorset), also 1 m Black Redstart (on South Pier), c25 Turnstone, 2 Grey Wagtail and 1 Great Northern Diver. (T Mills)

Great Black-backed Gull – Tony Mills

Late news, 20/11, Lamorna Cove: 7 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

St Levan: Probable Eastern Lesser Whitethroat in 2nd clump of sallows to the north of the church. (M Wallace)

Eastern Lesser Whitethroat – Mark Wallace

St Buryan: Juv Rosy Starling in a private back garden for a 3rd day. (per D Flumm)

Rosy Starling – Dave Flumm

Lizard: Male Red-breasted Flycatcher still in the church graveyard/car park. (S Rowe et al.)

Video above by John Chapple.

Red-breasted Flycatcher – J Jones

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Graeme Willetts

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Graeme Willetts

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Steve Rowe

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Michael Mckee

Pendeen: 1 pale juv Long-tailed Skua at 08:35, 16 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 diver sp, 29 Common Scoter 07:40-11:00. (P Combridge) 3 Common Scoter, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Great Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater. (P Combridge)

Kenidjack valley: Willow warbler, 2 Chiffchaff (1 Siberian race P c tristis,1 nominate). (P Clarke)

Towan Head: Flock of 50+ Common Scoter still in the bay. Also Great Northern Diver and 3 Red-throated Divers. (M Lammas)

Penzance: 13 Purple Sandpiper off Jubilee Pool. (P St Pierre)

Newlyn: Yellow-browed Warbler, 2+ Chiffchaff, 1 Water Rail, 1 Grey Wagtail at Sandy Cove. (T Mills)

Lamorna Cove: 6 Black Redstart  (females or 1w males), 3 Grey Wagtails (N R Rogers)

Black Redstart – Nigel Rogers)

Black Redstart – Nigel Rogers)

Leswidden, St Just: Hen Harrier hunting over fields. (J Branscombe)

Trevose: 2 Snow Bunting at Trevose Head car park 12:10. (P Stephenson)

Swanpool: Great Northern Diver (J & D Chapman)

Poldhu: Snow Bunting still on 4th tee of Mullion Golfcourse, between Poldhu & Gunwalloe (J & D Chapman)

Porthgwarra: 9 Whooper Swans over and Snow Bunting at Roskestal. (M Wallace)

Zennor: 9 Whooper Swan. (P Oldcorn)

Croft Pascoe pool/woods: 1 Water Rail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 60+ Golden Plover, 1 Woodcock flushed, 1 Snipe. (J Jones, R Loonstyn)

Water Rail – J Jones

Golden Plover – J Jones

Minions, Bodmin Moor: c20 Golden Plover, 2 Ravens. (A Langdon)

Wadebridge,SE Camel Trail: 12 Teal, 5 Little Egret, 5 Meadow Pipet, c20 Redwing, 1 leucistic Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 21 Canada Geese, 2 Moorhen, c20 Long Tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Coal Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Dipper. ( A Taylor B Ide )

Camel Estuary: 7 Cattle Egret at Pink Creek late aternoon. (L Curry)

Chapel Amble: 1 Great White Egret (follow the road adjacent to Maltsters Arms signposted for St kew, walk past partially flooded field with sheep and egret has been feeding in the next grassy field all week), 1 Water Rail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 f Grey Wagtail, 1 Cattle Egret over, 1 Kestrel, 1 Stonechat, 1 Little Egret. (S Grose)

Upper Tamar Lake: 3 Goosander (2m 1f), 2 Redwing, 1 Merlin, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1f Goosander, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 3 Marsh Tit, 6 Willow Tit, 1 Nuthatch. (R Mudge)

Rosevanion: 3 Great spotted Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Woodcock, 1 Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: Black Redstart and Grey Wagtail by bottom of dam and 2 female Goldeneye by Southern Cut off. (G Kingdon)

St Ives: 1 Great Northern Diver near Smeatons pier and 1 Snow Bunting by the church on the Island. (G Sykes)

Siblyback Lake: Great Northern Diver reported by the hide this morning.

Troon: 1w/fem Black Redstart. (S Taylor)

Kennack Sands: 1 Black-throated Diver and 2 Great Northern Divers reported.

Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Late News, 02/11, River Lynher: 1 Bar-headed Goose, 500 Wigeon, 19 Teal, 30 Shelduck, 15 Mallard, 3 Little Egret, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (C Buckland)

Hayle Estuary: 7 Pink-footed Geese still at Copperhouse Creek. (M Lammas)

Towan Head, Newquay: (09.00-10.00) 1 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Mediterranean Gull (N Long) 5 Great Northern Diver, 1 Merlin, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull late pm. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Chapel Amble: 4 Water Pipit. (M Greenhalgh)

Carnewas: 5 Chough between Carnewas NT car park and Mawgan Porth. (H & M Taylor)

Rock: 3 male Blackcap, 1 Peregrine Falcon over, 13 Greenfinch from private garden. (S Grose)

Castle an Dinas: 139 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull feeding in cattle field, 29 Linnet 3 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Blackacre: 3 Marsh Tit, 50+ Fieldfare. (S Grose)

Siblyback Lake: 132 Canada Geese , 94 Mallard , 17 Teal , 10 Tufted Duck , 19 Little Grebe , 1 Ringed Plover ,
243 Lesser Black-backed Gull ,1st winter Yellow-legged Gull. (K Pellow)

Downderry: 0720-0840, moving west 2 Shelduck, 33 Gannet, 21 Kittiwake, 2 Common Gulls and a Mediterranean Gull. (A Payne)

Looe: female type Black Redstart along Plaidy Park Road. (Birdguides)

Rame: Black Redstart on Old Rectory roof. (Birdguides)

Maenporth: French colour ringed Mediterranean Gull, 4 Rock Pipit, 1 Meadow Pipit, 5 Great Northern Diver, 3 Purple Sandpiper. (C Foote)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Common Sandpiper. (Long Nabb Birder via Twitter)

Tregrehan: 1 Firecrest at Boscundle woods. (I Stewart)

Callestick: 2 Firecrest, Goldcrest and Chiffchaff in private garden. (T Wilson)

Sancreed: Black Redstart, 20 Skylark, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Pendeen: Snow Bunting on driveway at Old Count House. (A Bayly) (07:15-09:15) Leach’s Petrel, 2 Grey Phalarope, 2 Pomarine Skua, 4 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, Black-throated Diver, Red-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, 3 Manx Shearwater. (S Rogers) (07:05-15:35) 25 Med Gull, 1 Whimbrel, 12 Purple Sandpiper, 62 Common Scoter, 6 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 8 diver sp, 120 Fulmar, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Manx Shearwater, 4 Grey Phalarope, 30 Great Skua, 7 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 juv Long-tailed Skua. (A Bayly, P Combridge, DK Parker)

Polgigga: 1 Snow Bunting, 1 Green Sandpiper. (M Wallace)

Sennen: Cattle Egret in field behind school. (M Wallace)

Cape Cornwall: Grey Phalarope, 2 Great Northern Diver flew past between 08:00 and 10:30. (Birdguides)

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Saturday 17th October 2020

Late news, 14/10, Walmsley Sanctuary: Probable White-tailed Eagle mobbed by 2 Buzzard. (D Thomas)

Late news, 15/10, White Cross, Newquay: 80+ Golden plover, 100+ Finches, (mostly Goldfinch) 3 Raven, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 7 Collared dove, 6 Wood pigeon, 4 Magpie, 2 Jay, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Coal tit, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Dunnock, 6 Blue tit, 3 Great tit and 4 Blackbird. (D Thomas)

Polgigga: Ortolan Bunting in stubble fields west of wash site., 2 Crossbill (M Wallace) 4 Lapland Bunting, 12 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1+ Crossbill heard. (R Veal)

Ortolan Bunting – Mark Wallace

 

Bosistow Lane: Probable Siberian Chiffchaff, Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest, 3 male Crossbill. (L Thomson)

Porthgwarra: Ring Ouzel, Yellow-browed Warbler and Merlin. (M Wallace)

Rospletha: 2 Black Redstart. (M Wallace)

St Levan: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest and 6 Swallow. (M Wallace)

Porthcurno: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher in Southeast corner of willows between Car park and Beach at 09.00 hrs. 3 Yellow-browed Warbler,1 Firecrest further up the valley close to the Museum.(T Disley)

Nanjizal: 3 Lapland Bunting, Ring Ouzel. (L Thomson)

Trevescan: Yellow-browed Warbler. (L Thomson)

Land’s End: Juv Long-tailed Skua flew over the cycle track and appeared to land but not relocated. (P Clement) 2+ Black Redstart in the car park. (J Miller) Also Short-eared Owl reported.

Pendeen: 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Redpoll, 1 Lapland Bunting, Merlin, 2 Fieldfare. (P Combridge, A Bayly, K Aspden) Little Bunting briefly on Manor farm track at c15:00 only. (P Combridge) 4 Blackcap,1 Redwing. (J Hawkey)

Little Bunting – Pendeen

Kenidjack: Siberian Chiffchaff videoed by the sewage works, Pied Flycatcher in garden of last house, 2+ Firecrest, 6 Chiffchaff. (B Stone, D Helliar, J Branscombe)

Botallack: 2 Great White Egret in off the sea and then north along the coast at c10:05 and then south along the coast at 10:10, also 2 Snow Bunting flew north. (P St Pierre)

St Just: 2 Great White Egret at 10:20 took of from field adjacent to A3071 near Jericho Farm. (D Allan)

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler reported by the wooden bridge at 10:05 with tit flock. Also 2 Firecrest. (Birdguides)

Nanquidno: Hen Harrier in first field with stepping stones also 1 female Kestrel and Common Buzzard. (R Chiffers)

Sancreed: 2 adult Whooper Swan, Snipe, Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Whooper Swan above the NW arm. (T Humpage) Yellow-browed Warbler by the boat house. (M Ahmad)

Morvah: Yellow-browed Warbler, Common Redstart, Kestrel, 50 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, Grey Wagtail at Tregaminnion Farm.  (D Flumm)

Porthmeor: Swallow, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 12 Long-tailed Tit.  (D Flumm)

Gurnard’s Head: Red Kite west, 2 Snipe, Swallow, Grey Wagtail, 24 Chough.  (D Flumm)

Sennen Cove: 4 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, 3 Dunlin,1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Yellow-browed Warbler by the pedestrian railway crossing. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary; Copperhouse Creek: 8 Pink-footed geese, 1 Peregrine, 1 Greenshank (N Long A Witheywood) 61 Mediterranean Gull at Lelant Saltings. (S Grose)

 

Pink Footed Geese – A Witheywood

Helston: 6 Cattle Egret seen at Sithney. (J Stuart)

Windmill Farm: Yellow-browed Warbler, 5 Fieldfare, Marsh Harrier and 13 Canada Geese. (D Wright)

Church Cove, The Lizard: Firecrest. (D Wright) 40 Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest, Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Collins)

The Lizard, Pumping Station: Yellow Wagtail. (D Wright)

Soapy Cove: Ring Ouzel and Black Redstart. (L Langley)

Rame/Penlee: Yellow-browed Warbler with Long-tailed Tit flock at Penlee Battery, Firecrest, Black Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Cirl Bunting (3 males, 1 female, 1 juv), 4 Yellowhammer (2males), 12+ Chiffchaff. (G Lewis) 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Firecrest, 9 Goldcrest, 20 Chiffhcaff, 8 Redwing, 1 Siskin, 60 Linnet, 20 Meadow Pipit, 30 Pied Wagtail,1 Black Redstart. (C Buckland)

Freathy: Long-eared Owl roosting in hawthorn and being mobbed by Blackbirds, also 1 Firecrest. (G Lewis)

Chapel Porth: Black Redstart reported on farm buildings.

Reskajeage Downs:1 ring tail Hen Harrier at 4pm , 1 Peregrine Falcon. (T Polglase)

Hen Harrier – T Polglase

Tehidy Woods: 3 Little Grebe, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper. (S Grose)

Mount Hawke: 98 Starling on overhead wires at 15.30. (RB & PC Girling)

Newquay: 1 Marsh Tit along Gannel Road. (N de Freitas)

Marsh Tit -N de Freitas

Marsh Tit – N de Freitas

Porth Joke: 1 Merlin, 3 Kestrel, 35 Blackbird, 6 Fieldfare, 5 Song Thrush, 28 Redwing, 2 Water Rail, 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 14 Chaffinch, 10 Greenfinch, 6 Goldcrest, 12 Long-tailed Tit. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 25 Wigeon, 4 Redshank. (S Rowe)

Trevose Head: 4 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Garden Warbler. (J Chapple)

Camel Estuary: 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (C Selway)

Colliford Reservoir: 250+ Golden Plover. (P Crispin)

Millook: 1 Black Redstart. (M Worden)

Black Redstart – M Worden

Duckpool Valley: 1 Firecrest. (M Worden)

 

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Friday 25th September 2020

Late News, 24/9, Mount Hawke: 22 Collared Dove using overhead wires before many dropped down to feed in the garden. A new record for us. (RB & PC Girling)

Polgigga: Red-breasted Flycatcher photographed at Lower Bosistow, at the start of the track to higher Bosistow, view sheltered side of hedge line from Bulb field. (M Wallace)

Clapper Marsh, Wadebridge: 1 Great White Egret. (D Julian) 17 Cattle Egret from Trewornan Bridge towards Amble Dam early am. (S Grose)

Pendeen: (0700-1100) from lower car park, 19 Balearic Shearwater, steady stream of Manx Shearwater, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 5 Fulmar, 40 Common Scoter, 3 Grey Phalarope, 7 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 6 Arctic Skua, 6 Sabine’s Gull (4 juvs incl 2 together 0738, singles 0741, 0750 & 2 ads together 1016), 3 juv Little Gull, 11 Med Gull, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 ‘Comic’ Tern, 27 Sandwich Tern, Razorbill/Guillemot @ 40/min. Also 1 Ocean Sunfish. (D Flumm) (07:00- 14:00): 55 Great Skua, 14 Arctic Skua, 2 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua, 8 Sabine’s Gull (1 ad, 7 juv), 10 Med Gull, 1 juv Little Gull, 24 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 3 Leach’s Petrel, 62 Common Scoter, 3 Grey Phalarope, 2 diver sp. (P Combridge, DK Parker)

St Ives: (0700 – 0920hrs), 1 Sabine’s Gull (juv – 7.23), 2 Little Gull (1cy:ad), 13 Mediterranean Gull (adults), 3 Leach’s Petrel (7.18: 8:18: 8.25), 2 Storm Petrel, 7 Arctic Skua, 8 Great Skua, 35 Common Scoter, 3 Grey Phalarope, 5 Sandwich Tern, 11 Balearic Shearwater. (J Hawkey, V Stratton, D Clegg et al) (07:10-13:20): 57 Common Scoter, 1 Fulmar, 15 Great Skua, 8 Arctic Skua, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (1st Winter), 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sabine’s Gull (juv), 2 Little Gull (1cy, 1 ad), 1 Storm Petrel, 2 Leach’s Petrel, 15 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Grey Phalarope, 2 Curlew, 9 Sandwich Tern, 21 Common Tern. (P Nason) (10:15-17:00): 1 Red-throated Diver, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 38+ Sandwich Tern, 1 juv Arctic Tern, 1 juv Roseate Tern, 1 juv Little Gull, 9 Great Skua, 6 Arctic Skua. (M Elliott) (1530 – 1830hrs): 2 Little Gulls (1cy’s), 2 Mediterranean Gulls (adults), 5 Great Skuas, 2 (light phase) Pomarine Skuas (1818hrs), 3 Arctic Skuas, 28 Common Scoter, 37 Sandwich Terns, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Common Gull (1cy). (J Hawkey)

Cape Cornwall: (08:00-11:30) 7 Balearic Shearwater, 11 Great Skua, 4 Arctic Skua, 2+ Arctic Tern, 4+ Sandwich Tern, 30+ C Scoter and 2 Little Gulls (ad & juv). (N Wheatley)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Osprey this morning (M Beer)

Osprey – Mike Beer

Drift Reservoir: 3 ‘Continental’ Cormorant, P.c.sinensis amongst nominate P.c.carbo, Pink-footed Goose, 3 Wigeon, Tufted Duck, 3 Common Sandpiper, Bar-tailed Godwit. (D Flumm, M Ahmad) Also Kingfisher. (R Chiffers)

Pink-footed Goose -Dave Flumm

Colliford, Loveny Reserve: 1 Great White Egret at 15:35. (M & R Frost)

Marazion: 8 Brent Geese. (A Witheywood, P Fraser)

Kenidjack: Pied Flycatcher and Willow Warbler by the engine shed. (P Fraser)

Loe Pool: Great White Egret at Penrose estate this morning. (S Hyde)

Nine Maidens: 1 Yellow legged Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull 13 Raven over.
(S Grose)

Rock Beach: 23 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Port Isaac: 1 Barn Owl over fields next to Trevathan farm shop. (S Grose)

Maer Lake: 3 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Lapwing, 4 Curlew, 14 Wigeon, 73 Teal, several hundred Canada Geese. (B Craven)

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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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