Sunday 4th August 2019

Late news, 3/8, Cubert Common: 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Moorhen! (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Garganey, 1 sp Grey Plover, 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Arctic Tern, 5 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Teal, 6 Whimbrel,22 Mallard, 8 Shelduck, 15 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Sandwich Tern . (B Dallas, R Veal, M Halliday, (D Flumm) Also 36 Dunlin, 30 Sanderling, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Whimbrel at the river mouth. (D Flumm) 4 Little Egret, 33 Canada Geese, 16 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 7 Whimbrel, 84 Curlew, 38 Redshank, 31 Med Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Tern on Ryan’s Field. (D Flumm) 79 Mediterranean Gull from the causeway. (S Grose)

Garganey – Dave Flumm

Walmsley Sanctuary (keyholders only): 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 6 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 204 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag geese, 1 unknown large white goose (not the Bar-headed!), 1 Swift, 2 Swallow, 2 Little Grebe inc 1 juv, 9 Moorhen, 5 Coot. (A Langdon)

Mousehole Harbour: 7 Turnstone, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker overhead. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Common Sandpiper, 6 Willow Warbler, 80+ House Martin including lots of juveniles off the dam early morning. (S Turner)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 94 Canada Goose, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 27 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Coot, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 16 Carrion Crow, 8 Jackdaw, 1 Magpie, 9 Stock Dove, 2 Blackbird, 14 Wheatear, 4 Swallow, 15 Pied Wagtail, 88 Meadow Pipit, 4 Stonechat, 1 Dunnock, 38 Goldfinch, 48 Linnet, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Wren, 6 Painted Lady, 1 Gatekeeper and 1 Green-veined White. (DAConway)

Spit Beach, Par: c25 Ringed plover, 8 Dunlin, c25 Oystercatcher, 10 Turnstone, 4 Sanderling, 4 Pied wagtail, 2 Swallow, 2 Stonechat, Whitethroat. (R Hampshire)

Siblyback Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper at the north end.

Porthgwarra: 1 Cory’s Shearwater and Balearic Shearwater by 08:50. (R Wilkins) Melodious Warbler north of the coastguard look-out. (M Wallace)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 juv Garganey near the hide also 8 Teal, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1+ Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpiper. (MJ Spicer)

Wood Sandpiper – Mike Spicer

St Gothian Sands LNR: Adult Wood Sandpiper. (T McGowan, S Grose) Also 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 11 Little Grebe, 2 Greylag Geese, 1 Grey Wagtail. (S Grose)

Crowdy Reservoir:  4+ Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Grey Heron, 4 Great crested Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 3 Teal, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 214 Canada Geese, 1 Kestrel, 2+ Raven, 1 White Wagtail. Good numbers Black-tailed Skimmers. (B Craven)

Walmsley Sanctuary (keyholders only): 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 4 Greylag Geese. Viewed 10:30 to 12:30. (J St Ledger)

Wood Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Wood & Green Sandpipers – John St Ledger

Black-tailed Godwit & Green Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Porth Reservoir: 14 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 23 Canada Goose, 106 Mallard, 1 Teal, 1 Common Sandpiper, 12 Coot, 7 Moorhen. (S Rowe)

Porthchapel: 1 Great Shearwater and 5 Balearic Shearwater this evening. (R Archer)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Storm Petrel. (P Combridge)

Polbathic Creek: 54 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Heron, 1 pair Bullfinch feeding youngster on sunflower hearts. (A Blonden)

Downderry: birds moving east/west this morning (06:00-08:05) included Great Skua 1/0, Arctic Skua 1/1, Balearic Shearwater 1/6, Manx Shearwater 6/12, Mediterranean Gull 1/3, Fulmar 6/11 and Gannet 135/52. (A Payne)

Downderry: Birds moving east/west this morning (0600-0805) included Great  Skua 1/0, Arctic Skua 1/1, Balearic Shearwater 1/6, Manx Shearwater 6/12, Mediterranean Gull 1/3, Fulmar 6/11 and Gannet 135/52


Saturday 3rd August 2019

Late news, 2/8, Scillonian III RSPB wildlife cruise: Penzance to Wolf Rock: 5 Eider Duck, 406 Manx Shearwater, 112 Gannet, 11 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 2 Guillemot, 11 Fulmar, 2 Great Skua, 2 Kittiwake, 3 Shag. Also 23 Common Dolphin, 4 Bottle-nose Dolphin, 33 Harbour Porpoise, 1 Ocean Sunfish. Wolf Rock to Hugh Town: 173 Manx Shearwater, 57 Gannet, 8 Fulmar, 4 Storm Petrel, 68 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Kittiwake, 2 Guillemot, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Cormorant, 3 Shag, 4 Sandwich Tern, 2 Black Swan. Also 8 Atlantic Grey Seal, 9 Harbour Porpoise, 10 Common Dolphin, 5 Bottle-nose Dolphin, 2 Ocean Sunfish. Hugh Town to Wolf Rock: 2 Black Swan, 606 Manx Shearwater, 57 Gannet, 16 Shag, 24 Herring Gull, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 29 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Razorbill, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 3 Kittiwake, 3 Fulmar, 3 Storm Petrel. Also 30 Harbour Porpoise, 13 Bottle-nose Dolphin, 38 Common Dolphin, 4 Atlantic Grey Seal. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1,930 Manx Shearwater, 460 Gannet, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 18 Great Black-backed Gull, 15 Fulmar, 1 Storm Petrel, 2 Sanderling, 1 Great Skua, 18 Kittiwake, 161 Herring Gull, 5 Eider Duck. Also 36 Harbour Porpoise, 38 Common Dolphin, 2 Ocean Sunfish. (B Craven, J Swift, V Stratton)

Late news, 2/8, Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 90-100 Canada Geese, a flock of 100-150 Curlew and Bar-tailed Godwit, 10+ Redshank, 2 Little Egret, 10-15 Oystercatcher and 1 Grey Heron. (K Money)

Illogan:Ring-necked Parakeet in churchyard, showing well 08:20. Also seen flying east away from village at 09:10. (J Baker)

Marazion Beach: 39 Oystercatcher, 40 Sanderling, 25 Dunlin, 30 Ringed Plover, 15 Turnstone, Common Sandpiper. (S Rogers) Also Wood Sandpiper over at 06:50.

Penzance: 5 Eider off Eastern Green. (S Rogers)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin. Viewed from Stuart Hutchings hide at 08:00. Also 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher viewed from the Golden Lion cut-off hide at 08:45. (J St Ledger, S Williams) 7 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Lapwing this afternoon. (R Augarde)

Wood Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Wood Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Porthgwarra: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Common Scoter, 2+ Great Skua and 3 Dunlin past by 08:30. Also Melodious Warbler seen twice briefly, but very well, just west of Coastguard Cottage gardens before appearing to fly further down the  valley. It wasn’t relocated in the next 40 minutes. 2 Wood Sandpiper flew over while looking although neither bird called, Wheatear and 2 Willow Warbler also present. (I Prentice)

Sancreed: 6 Stonechat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 16 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 22 Painted Ladies, 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Wood Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 14 Cormorant and 1 Kingfisher. (D Flumm, DK Parker, A McKechnie)

Wood Sandpiper – Dave Flumm

Wood Sandpiper – Alex McKechnie

Coastal path Par to Polkerris: 1 Magpie, 1 Cormorant, 1 young Kestrel, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Fulmar, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Small Heath. (R Barlow)

Torpoint: Sparrowhawk caught and plucked a House Sparrow in a private garden. (R Napp)

Sparrowhawk – Rick Napp

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper still present at north end at 12:50, also 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Snipe, 5 Little Grebe, Buzzard, Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin. Kingfisher by dam, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Goldfinch, Wren, Goldcrest, Blackcap, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker. (M Frost) 7 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 7 Ringed Plover, 1 Teal, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Barnacle Goose in with Canada flock, 1 Hobby, Sand Martins, Swallows and the odd House Martin, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Greenshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Whimbrel, 20 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Pover, “many” Med Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern. (M Halliday)

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

Maer Lake, Bude: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Bryne)

Porthilly Point: 1 Sparrowhawk, 19 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 68 Oystercatcher. Also 11 Unarmed Stick Insects in a private garden. (S Grose)

Unarmed Stick Insect – Shaun Grose

Downderry: moving west this morning (06:00-08:10) were 13 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Common Scoter and 6 Mediterranean Gull. Also 11 of latter east. Inshore, 1 Whimbrel. (A Payne)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 4 Greylag Goose, 5 Teal, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)


Thursday 23th May 2019

Late news, 22/5, St Columb Minor: Crake sp, heard calling from priory rd at 22.00, also 1 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Late news, 22/5, Goonhilly: 2 Cuckoo, Spotted Flycatcher, Greater Spotted Woodpeckers feeding at nest hole, Chiffchaff, Siskin, Mistle Thrush and family of Pied Wagtails. (A Witheywood)

Chiffcahff, A Witheywood

Great Spotted Woodpecker, A Witheywood

Nanjizal: 1m Melodious Warbler, 1 Serin, 30 Red Kite. (K Wilson)

Sancreed: 10 Red Kite feeding within 1.5km radius of village. 1 Gadwall, 1 Cuckoo & 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Lizard area: 1 Tree Pipit (over west early), Reed Warbler, 13+ Red Kite (none came south to the village). (M Pass)

St Just: 22 Red Kites drifted high north over St Just at 10:35. (N Wheatley)

St Erth: 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Red Kite, 2 Siskin. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel. (R Veal) 55 Dunlin on Carnsew. (S Turner)

Marazion: 1 Red Kite over West. (P Fraser)

Chyandour: 2 Red Kite 1130. (J Parker)

Carn Gloose: 31 Red Kite over by 1040. (P Clement)

Allet: 1 Red Kite and 1 Little Egret over. (Cornwall Wildlife Trust)

Turfdown, Colesloggget: 1 Red Kite over 0835. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: 1 Red Kite between Lidl’s and bypass bridge at 18:40. (N cBreen)

Widmouth Bay: Red Kite  at 12.45 over heading North. (M Worden)

Playing Place: 1 Red Kite low over and N at 16:45. (C Benton)

Wadebridge: 1 Yellowhammer, 1f Great Spotted Woodpecker appeared to be feeding on kniphofia flowers at Ball Terrace. (S Grose) Also the Oystercatcher with a deformed bill still on the Camel Estuary, seemingly feeding like an Avocet. (N Bastin)

Oystercatcher, Nigel Bastin

Padstow: 3 Yellowhammer around the farm shop. (S Grose)

Trenear-Wendron: 1 Kite sp. hovering. (E Ferguson)

Land’s End: Carrion Crows successfully hunting Starlings, Song Thrush etc after relentless aerial pursuits. (J Hicks)

Porthgwarra: 124 Collared Dove at Arden Sawah this evening. (M Wallace)

Bodmin, Nr Helland: 5 singing Yellowhammer in hedges of one corn field. (P McVey)

Tywardreath: Male Greenfinch taking nesting material from dispenser in private garden. (R. Barlow)

Croft Pascoe Plantation: Spotted Flycatchers, Siskins, Cockoo. (A Witheywood)

Spotted Flycatcher, A Witheywood

Mousehole: 4 Rock Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Jackdaw, 5 House Martin, 6 House Sparrow at 13:25. (M Webb)

House Martin, Martin Webb

Rock Pipit, Martin Webb

Pied Wagtail, Martin Webb


Tuesday 25th September 2018

Late news, 24/9, Rame Church: 1 Melodious Warbler. (A Pearson)

Late news, 24/9, Lizard Peninsula: 1 Firecrest, 1  Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Jay, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 25 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat. (M Pass)

Late news, 24/9, Stithians Reservoir: Curlew Sandpiper. (P Maker)

Wadebridge: 7 Cattle Egret and hundreds of waders flushed by gunshots from lone shooter 50 yds from Burniere Hide at 07:30. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper still, 1 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 6+ Wheatear this morning on west bank short grass areas, from dam. (B Craven)

Porthgwarra: Juv Rose-coloured Starling at Arden-Sawah at 15:05, on its own, not with starling flock. (M Wallace) Also Turtle Dove (St Levan) Merlin,13 Whinchat, 12 Wheatear ,2 Tree Pipit, 5 Siskin, 13 Golden Plover between Porthgwarra and St Levan. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra to Nanjizal: 3 Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, Tree Pipit over, 12 Golden Plover, Ringed Plover, Siskins over, Increase in Skylark movement. (G Wyatt)

Land’s End/Cycle Track/Treeve Moor: 160+ Meadow Pipit, 8+ Whinchat, 1 Chough (car park), 2-3 Wryneck in Trinity Loop area, 12 Skylark, 52 Golden Plover over, 7 Swallow, 9 Wheatear, 3 Curlew, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Kestrel, 3 Chiffchaff. 1+ Bluefin Tuna, 2+ Common Dolphin in Sennen Bay. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Also 1 Turtle Dove on Treeve Common. (T Twiggs)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Osprey still. (J Dell) Curlew Sandpiper still present. (S Kolodziejski) 1 Osprey, 1 Greenshank, 4 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover. (D. Lamb)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Spotted Redshank still present. (A McKechnie)

Spotted Redshank, Alex McKechnie

Pendeen to Rose Valley: 5 Whinchat and 1 Turtle Dove. (J Swann, P&S Combridge)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Cetti’s Warbler (only heard), 1 Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff (singing), 2 Little Egret, 2 Moorhen. (T Wilkinson)

Longrock Pool: 5 Little Grebe, 2 Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher, 30 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 2 Mute Swan (1 on nest). (T Wilkinson).

St. Michael’s Way, just north of A394: 2 Coal tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (T Wilkinson)

Lethytep, Lanreath:  1 Water Rail [unfortunately dead]. (P Hambly)

Tresemple Pool: High tide roost 116 Redshank, 43 Curlew, 16 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin. (M Jones)

Rough Tor: 25 Wheatear, 1 Golden Plover. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Crowdy Reservoir: 5 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 1 Lapwing, 1 Wheatear, 2 juv Great Crested Grebe. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Davidstow: 1 adult Yellow Legged Gull, 12 Wheatear. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Newquay, Towan Beach: 2 Ringed Plover this evening. (S Grose)


Saturday 22nd September 2018

Late news, 21/9, Porthcurno: 2 Grey Phalarope & Great Skua from headland beyond Minack Theatre. (S Dunstan)

Late news, 21/9, Devoran: Unconfirmed news that Lesser Yellowlegs still present in the morning.

Nanquidno: unconfirmed report of 1 Melodious Warbler near Nanjulian farm.

St Ives, Porthkidney Beach: 10 Roseate Tern (7 ad, 3 juv), 1 juv. Sabine’s Gull, 4 Arctic Skua, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 juv. Little Gull, c160 Common Tern, c60 Arctic Tern, c195 Sandwich Tern, 300+ Kittiwake. (B Mellow, M Ahmad, R Veal et al.) St Ives, Island, seawatch, 17.30-18.30: 1 juv Sabine’s Gull, 1 ad pale Pomarine Skua, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Arctic Skua. (N Hallam, E Dunn)

Sabine’s Gull, Nic Hallam

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 ad win Spotted Redshank, 15 Arctic Tern, 25 Common Tern, 40 Sandwich Tern, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Whimbrel, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (R Veal, B Mellow). Ryan’s Field: 24 Oystercatcher, 7 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 54 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Spotted Redshank, 33 Redshank, 27 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 215 Med Gull, c140 Sandwich Tern and 31 Common Tern. (MJ Spicer)

Towan Head: 30 Balearic Shearwater flew into bay. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Colliford Lake: Pectoral Sandpiper still by the toilet block in the NW arm this morning and 1 Grey Phalarope off the dam car park.

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Ruff, 6 Wheatear, 28 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, 7 Snipe, 1 Greenshank. (D Eva)

Porthleven Harbour: 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Scoter offshore. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: Firecrest. (S Dunstan)

Land’s End: Whinchat and Wheatear with other apparent migrants. (S Dunstan)

Wadebridge: 1 male Bullfinch at Two Trees. (N Greaves)

Mount Hawke: 72 Goldfinch on overhead wires at 07.47. (RB & PC Girling)

Mylorbridge  River: 1 Kingfisher & 2 Grey Wagtails. (W Chegwidden)

Truro: 1 Kingfisher feeding on trout & small mullet in river behind Mannings. (W Chegwidden)

Newquay Boating Lake: Polish-ringed Black-headed Gull (white plastic ring on right leg TAMC) returned for 3rd successive yr from my memory. (S Grose)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Ringed Plover. (R Mudge)

Scillonian crossing: 120 Great Shearwater, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 40 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel.


Saturday 15th September 2018

Late news, 14/9, Landulph: a juvenile Osprey over the Tamar. (A Payne)

Stithians Reservoir: Osprey still fishing Stuart Hutchings hide end before flying off towards the dam. Peregrine hunting small waders same end of reservoir before landing in tree. (S Williams)

Peregrine – Stephen Williams

Caerthillian: Melodious Warbler still by the pump station. (M Pass) Also Whinchat and Hobby.

Soapy Cove: Red-backed Shrike still. (J Selby, D Wright)

Marazion: 17 Sandwich Tern on Hogus Rocks. (PA Fraser)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Adult Crane flew into NE arm at midday. (M McKee) Again at 19:40 and then again at 20:00 flying high north then moving more East. (B Oakes)

Common Crane – Ben Oakes

Devoran: Spotted Redshank and 2 Snipe, also Osprey perched in a tree at 07:00. (L Langley, S Votier)

Maer Lake: c300 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Lapwing, 1 Peregrine over, c15 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 5 Moorhen. (H Kendall)

Land’s End: 5 Chough on cliffs just north of sign post. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spotted Redshank, 2 Ruff, 2 Med Gull, Kingfisher.

Predannack Downs: 4 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 1 Dartford Warbler. (D Wright)

Windmill Farm: 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Reed Bunting. (D Wright)

Nanjizal: 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Whinchat, 9 Stonechat, 1  Whitethroat (juv), 2 Chough, 1 Wheatear, 6 Kestrel hovering in a line along coast (inc 2+ juvs), 3 Skylark along Higher Bosistow Lane. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Porthgwarra: 6 Wheatear. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Newtown: 1 Spotted Flycatcher hawking from cedar tree perch near Newtown Angling. (J Evans)

South Coast: Boat trip with AK Wildlife between the Manacles and Dodman Point produced 3 Great Shearwater, 21 Balearic Shearwater, 18 Sooty Shearwater, 800 Manx Shearwater, Puffin, 3 Razorbill, Arctic Skua, 8 Common Dolphin and 20 Harbour Porpoise. (T Wilson)

Crantock Beach: 3 Sanderling, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Mediterranean Gull (3 juv 1 adult). (S Grose)

Cubert Common: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Kingsmill Lake: 21 Greenshank, 17 Dunlin and 2 Spotted Redshank this evening. (M Beer)

Goss Moor: probable Dotterel over, near Victoria late afternoon, seen from moving car. (D Julian)

Scillonian III: 5 Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Blue-fin Tuna & 1 Sunfish between Wolf Rock and Penzance. (P St Pierre)


Friday 14th September 2018

Late news, 13/9, Porthgwarra: Bulwer’s Petrel on the sea with Manx Shearwaters for 20 minutes before flying west. (R Archer P Cunningham)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Common Crane, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover. (M Wallace) Later the Common Crane was feeding in a field near Trewidden Farm. (M McKee) Seen again flying to west over reservoir at 19:40, appearing to land in fields between Trevean Farm and Higher Drift Farm. (J Hawkey, R Veal, M Ahmad) Then flew over heading west at dusk. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

The Lizard: 1 Melodious Warbler, still near pumphouse at Caerthillian Cove and showing well late morning, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat. (J St Ledger)

Willow Warbler, John St Ledger

Willow Warbler, John St Ledger

Soapy Cove: 1 Red-backed Shrike at the top of the valley, below the farmhouse. (J St Ledger, D Collins) Also 4 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Red-backed Shrike, David Collins

Red-backed Shrike, John St Ledger

Red-backed Shrike, John St Ledger

Red-backed Shrike, John St Ledger

Red-backed Shrike, John St Ledger

Wadebridge: 3 Cattle Egret at Trewornan Bridge with cows in field on Walmsley Sanctuary side of road at 11:25, still in same place an hour later. (P Smale)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Cattle Egret in field with electricity pylon opposite Penpol Creek this evening. (S Grose)

Ruan Lanihorne: (17:00) 1 juv Osprey again perched on Tregothnan side of river at Fal-Ruan complex, viewed from Ruan Quay. (D Hall)

Crugmeer: 1 Whitethroat, 1 Sparrowhawk and 2 Raven. (S Grose)

St Germans Quay: 9 Black-tailed Godwit. (A Blonden)

St Germans, private garden: 1 Kingfisher visiting regularly, also 1 Reed Bunting and 1 Bank Vole at the feeders. (A Blonden)

Devoran: 1 Osprey at 10:00, mobbed by Crows, then flew north. (B Toms)

Land’s End: 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sennen: 1 Yellow Wagtail over A30 at school, 09:00. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Trevose Head: 4 Sooty Shearwater and 2 Balearic Shearwater.

Gillan Creek: 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher. (J Allely)

Zennor: Green Woodpecker. (C Madden)

River Neet, Bude: 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ Mallard. (R Maye)

Cusgarne: 1 Hobby hunting Swallows. Also Siskins. (J Millett)

East Pentire, Newquay: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Bluefin Tuna late pm. (S Rowe)

Colliford Reservoir: 2 Goosander still, 1 Little Egret, 45+ Pied Wagtail, 1+ ad Yellow-legged Gull this evening. ( B Craven)

Nanjizal: A total of 92 new birds ringed. Migrants included 60 Blackcap, 5 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff and 2 Willow Warbler. Also 10 Robin. (P Roseveare)

Croft Pascoe Plantation: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Coal Tit. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 3 Mute Swan, 1 eclipse drake Eider, 4 Fulmar, 646 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 141 Gannet, 3 Shag, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 11 Turnstone, 11 Kittiwake, 20 Herring Gull, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Sandwich Tern and 2 auk sp. Plus 2 Common DolphinWolf Rock to St Mary’s: 29 Manx Shearwater, 68 Gannet, 35 Shag, 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Kittiwake, 13 Black-headed Gull, 8 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 8 Great Black-backed Gull. Also 3 Harbour Porpoise, 2 Common Dolphin and 3 Blue-fin Tuna. St Mary’s to Wolf Rock: 2 Fulmar, 24 Manx Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 201 Gannet, 3 Shag, 1 Great Skua, 2 Black-headed Gull, 13 Herring Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 22 Sandwich Tern and 1 Grey Phalarope. Also 5 Harbour Porpoise and 8 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 Fulmar, 465 Manx Shearwater, 8 Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 75 Gannet, 1 Great Skua, 1 Pom Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Kittiwake, 6 Black-headed Gull, 1 Med Gull, 59 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull and 1 auk sp. Also 1 Dolphin and 1 Ocean Sunfish. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Pendeen Watch: 12,000 Manx Shearwater, 50 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Puffin. (S Lister)