Monday 14th October 2019

Late news, 6/10, Maenporth: The colour ringed Mediterranean Gull (3JRD) recently reported at Millbrook was resting in Bream cove near Maenporth. (M Adkins)

Caerthillian: Barred Warbler still in Caerthillian Valley. First in brambles south of pond. Then flew to vegetation around pond. Merlin also in the area. (C Ellis) 1 Booted Warbler (in scrub top of valley. View across from end of top footpath from village)  1 Red-breasted Flycatcher, 1 Yellow Browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 1 Barred Warbler (pond below pump station). ( M Pass )

Barred Warbler – John St Ledger

Church Cove: Red-breasted Flycatcher and Pied Flycatcher in the churchyard also Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Firecrest. (M Pass)

Lizard: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Puffin 07:45 – 08:15. 1448 Meadow Pipit, 44 Pied Wagtail, 4 Grey Wagtail, 272 Linnet, 43 Chaffinch, 28 Siskin, 47 Goldfinch, 13 Greenfinch, 12 Skylark, 1 Woodlark, 3 Swallow, 2 Peregrine, 1 Hobby, 7 Chough, 1 Wheatear, 1 Little Egret, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest 08:15 – 13:00. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Stithians Reservoir: 15 Cormorant (including orange ringed TBY), 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Wigeon, 3 Mediterranean Gull (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey over Copperhouse at 08:56 then flew towards Carnsew and again at 11:40, also 8 Bar-tailed Godwit and 4 Dunlin. Juv Little Gull from the causeway at 11:10. (L Proctor) Osprey 15:45 and again 16:25 carrying a fish. Spotted Redshank, 8 Greenshank, 3 Grey Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, 20+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Lapwing, 18 Dunlin, 53 Curlew, 11 Sandwich Tern, 48 Mediterranean Gull, Red-breasted Merganser Carnsew Pool. (T Humpage) 4 Pink-footed Goose reported again, flying over at dusk. (R Veal)

Pendeen: Probable Melodious Warbler at the Count House briefly mid morning. (P Combridge) Willow Warbler at Count House 13:30-14:00. (N Truby)

Willow Warbler – Nick Truby

Cot Valley: 1 Redstart. (P Fraser) 2 Firecrest  seen at 11:30 near Bosorne. (D Helliar) 1 Firecrest. (J MacCallum-Stewart)

Nanquidno to Cot Valley along coastal path: 1 Ring Ouzel, c10 Blackbird, Song Thrush, c200 Meadow Pipit flew south, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker flew in off sea, 7 Chough, 3 Raven. (J MacCallum-Stewart)

Lanner: Small flow of Redwing, 30+ and up to 2 Firecrest. (S Turner)

Trevervan: Yellow-browed Warbler again. (J Ryan)

Penberth: 2 Firecrest at 12:30. (N Truby)

Penzance: Assumed escaped Ring-necked Parakeet in Pendarves Road, (M Elliott)

Hustyns Wood: 4 Crossbill (L Payne)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: 1 Spoonbill (R Brown)

Spoonbill – Rosie Brown

Rame: Firecrest, Willow Warbler, 6 Redwing, 10 Siskin & a handful of Chiffchaff, Goldcrest & Blackcap. (P Aley) 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff at the church. (C Buckland)

Kingsands: 1 Firecrest, 9 Blackcap,1 Chiffchaff,1 Sparrowhawk. (C Buckland)

Millbrook: 1 Grey Heron 1 Little Egret, 30 Mediterranean Gull,1 Greenshank, 40 Redshank. (C Buckland)

Woon Gumpus: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear and 25 Golden Plover. (P Clement)

Maenporth: 65 Mediterranean Gull on rocks this morning including one with yellow colour ring (unable to read number). (M Adkins)

Gannel Estuary: 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 143 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Raven over, 11 Goldcrest, 12 Meadow Pipit.(S Grose)

Marazion: 500+ Starlings starting to congregate pre roost on the marsh. (DK Parker)

Penpol Creek: 8 Little Egret at roost, 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

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Sunday 22nd September 2019

Late news, 21/9, Marazion: 1 Swift over A395 nr Goldsithney/Marazion roundabout. (J Evans)

Land’s End: Melodious Warbler in pines in garden above Swingates viewed from the road also 1 Pied Flycatcher. (T McGowan)

Davidstow: White-rumped Sandpiper on the airfield. (C Bradshaw) Buff-breasted Sandpiper still, 50+ Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin. ( B.Toms, M. Curtis, A Langdon)

White-rumped Sandpiper – Adrian Langdon

White-rumped Sandpiper – Adrian Langdon

White-rumped Sandpiper – Adrian Langdon

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Adrian Langdon

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Adrian Langdon

Crowdy Reservoir: Caspian Gull reported.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: first winter Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Osprey, 3 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 8 Greenshank, 6 Pale bellied Brent Geese, 7 Pintail, 3 Ruff, 33 Bar-tailed Godwit, 100 Dunlin, 100+ Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Knot. (D Eva, B Mellow, M Halliday) Osprey still over Carnsew Pool 10:05 circling over Lelant Saltings. (W Chegwidden)

Spotted Redshank with Redshank – Mark Halliday

Osprey – Mark Halliday

Osprey – Mark Halliday

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

Wigeon – David Hastilow

Porthkidney: 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose and c800 Swallow. (B Mellow)

St Germans: Osprey over at 11:00, presumably same as one reported from Polbathic earlier in the week. (G Gordon)

St Just: Wryneck east along public footpath opposite Anglican church at c11:00. (P Clarke)

Pendeen: Wryneck in coastguard cottages. (P Combridge)

Porthgwarra: Wryneck at south end of 60ft Cover, also Firecrest, Yellow Wagtail, 34 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat & 2 Willow Warbler. (M Wallace)

Kenidjack: 20+ Blackcap, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Firecrest and 2 Willow Warbler. (S Rogers)

Trevescan: 1 Turtle Dove. (B Mellow)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Water Rail, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Coot. (S Grose)

Med Gull – Shaun Grose

Med Gull – Shaun Grose

Par, Spit Beach: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 34 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 1 Knot, 44 Oystercatcher, 1 Sanderling. (S Grose)

Cot Valley: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Chough, 2 Raven, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Chiffchaff, 30+ Swallow, 2 Sparrowhawk (male and female together) chasing 200+ Meadow Pipits in fields between Cot Valley and Nanquidno, 1 Grey Seal. (S Hearn)

Nanquidno: 1 Wryneck. (S Hearn)

Tregonetha: 66 Lesser Black-backed Gull feeding in cattle field. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 6 Lapwing, 1 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 40+ Teal. (J St Ledger)

Devoran Quay: 1 Osprey, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger)

Penzance: Eider duck on Battery Rocks. (R Fox)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Grey Heron, 17 Coot, 3 Teal, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Cormorant,1 Lesser Black backed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Grey Wagtail, 24 Moorhen, 68 Mallard. (S Grose)

Polgigga: Turtle Dove on wires at Ardensawah this evening. (M Wallace)

Pelynt: 1 Barn Owl. (M Jones)

Quintrell Downs: 1 Water Rail, 2 Tufted Duck, 9 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Tawney Owl heard at the old Reservoir. (S Grose)

Sunday 8th September 2019

Late news, 7/8, St Neot: Juv Hen Harrier. (J Hale)

Late photos, 7/8, Pendeen Watch: 3 juv Yellow-legged Gulls. (B Richards)

Yellow-legged Gulls – Brett Richards

Yellow-legged Gulls – Brett Richards

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey still present at 07:20. Also 4 Knot, 7+ Greenshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit & 1 Gadwall plus 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly at 11:00. (R Butts)

Polgigga: Firecrest along Bosistow Lane. (S Lister) Melodious Warbler seen well, perched on wire then flew to trees at around 14:15. (G & A Jones)

Trevose Head: Hooded Crow again at Boobys Bay at 18:15. (D Glenny)

St Neot: Juv Red-backed Shrike and Whinchat near East Colliford Farm. (J Hale)

Par Beach Pool: 6 Mediterranean Gull, 178 Black headed Gull, 1 Bar headed Goose, 369 Canada Geese, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 3 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Ringed Plover overhead. (S Grose, R Barlow)

Lizard Point: Lapland Bunting east over calling. Also 5 Tree Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 12 White Wagtail, 3 Willow Warbler, 6 Wheatear, Peregrine, Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff. (A Saunders)

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield by the orange windsock, Still present this afternoon. (S Rowe) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Steve Rowe

Kestrel – Steve Rowe

Porth Joke: 2 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 24 Blackcap, 14 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 2 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 30 House Sparrow, 22 Robin, 3 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Rowe)

Roche: Grey Wagtail over, calling, first here in 15 years- migrant? (J Rance)

Nanjizal: 202 new birds ringed including 1 Pied Flycatcher, 118 Blackcap, 24 Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 17 Chiffchaff and 6 Willow Warbler. Also 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail & 15 White Wagtail seen. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto) Wryneck, from Higher Bosistow to Nanjizal on right hand side, along hedgerow beginning with a low growing conifer  between cabbage fields at midday. (G & A Jones)

Sancreed: 1 Kestrel, 5 Sparrowhawk, 30 House Martin, 30 Swallow, 2 Wheatear, 4 Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 33 Alba Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 80 Linnet. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 1 Swift, 1 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 1 Marsh Tit and a Nuthatch flying round the dried up pool calling this morning. (S Rogers)

Nanquidno: 1 Pied Flycatcher this afternoon. (S Rogers) Also 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Sand Martin, 1
Whitethroat, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker flew N over
cliffs. (D.Beadle, S.Ellis)

Pied Flycatcher – Steve Rogers

Pied Flycatcher – Steve Rogers

St Ives: 2 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 3 Sooty Sheawater from a boat. (S Keightley)

Kynance: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2+ Whinchat , 2 Tree Pipit over, 1 Green Sandpiper over and 1 Ringed Plover over. (L Langley)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Gadwall, 3 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover. (B Bosisto R Veal) Osprey over woods NE arm of reservoir at 17:05, viewed from Sancreed. (D Flumm)

Gluvian: 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Tawny Owl & 1 Migrant Hawker. (B Bosisto)

Crowlas: 1 Dunlin heard over 05:30, 1 Tawny Owl. (R Veal)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Sandpiper, 10 Great crested Grebe, 15 Coot, 6 Grey Wagtail, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Grey Heron.(S Grose)

Kenidjack: 1 juv Redstart. (S Rogers)

Boswednack: 1 Firecrest, 22 Chough, 130 Swallows, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail. (E Thompson)

St Newlyn East Downs: 2 Tawny Owl, 2 Snipe. (S Grose)

Gulval: Osprey at 12:20 flying towards Mounts Bay.  (P Floyd-Spong)

Botallack to Levant: 30+ Linnets, 2 Meadow Pipits, 3 Rock Pipits, male and female Kestrel, 2 Raven, 2 Chough, 3 Wheatear and 2 Pied Wagtail. (N Wills)

Wednesday 28th August 2019

St Ives (0600-0830): 1 Black Tern (West at 07:15), 22 Commic Tern, 7 Sandwich Tern, 1 Wheatear. (DK Parker, R Veal et al.) Brown Booby reported distantly (c2km) at 07:54 although many on site were unconvinced, reported again at 10:10 flying towards Carbis Bay. c19,000 Manx Shearwater (counts per min of 40 first hour, 75 second and 200/min last hour), 3 Balearic Shearwater, 28 Dunlin & 6 Harbour Porpoise 06:45-09:45. (D Flumm)

Trevescan: Western Bonelli’s Warbler again in the garden of Curlew Cottage. (M Spicer) Still present 17:00. (J Hawkey)

Pendeen: 1 Tawny Pipit reported along lane East of Calartha road.

Porthgwarra: 1 Melodious Warbler in willows and scrub just South of dried up pool. (P Clement)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: White Stork (part of released flock) still present at Ryan’s Field at 07:40. (J Parker) Also 17 Teal, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir (members only): At least 1 Osprey still, fishing at times. (M Spicer, J Hawkey) 1 moulting ad. Little Stint, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Snipe, 1 Osprey, 4 Black-tailed Godwit this evening. (S Rogers)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet in Valley Gardens at 08.10 & again at 16.00. (J Baker)

Caerthillian, The Lizard: Wryneck, hunting Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 3 Chough and 2 Wheatear (A Witheywood)

Wryneck, A Witheywood

Kestrel, A Witheywood

Gwithian: 1 Knot, several Ringed Plover and Dunlin in rain before flushed by dogs. (J Hicks)

Wilsey Down: 4 Crossbill, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker. (L Sampson)

Calstock, River Tamar: 1 Osprey downriver at 15:50. (G Lewis)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 juv Spotted Redshank, 1 Common Sanpiper, 18 Greenshank, 1 juv Knot, 13 Black-tailed Godwits, 94 Curlew, 24 Little Egret, 3 Whimbrel, 8 Cormorant and a few Redshank. (P Kemp)

Stithians Reservoir: 1800hrs 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 10 Curlew, 10 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 10 Teal, 2 Swallow, 15 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard (S Van Hear)

Land’s End: 15+ Yellow Wagtail, 100+ Starling at Trinity loop. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthilly Point: 46 Sandwich Tern, 5 Curlew, 21 Mediterranean Gull, 31 Turnstone,1 Ringed Plover 1 Dunlin, 5 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 7 Linnet, 2 Raven, 75 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Knot, 2 Sandwich Tern (1 adult, 1 juv), 11 Ringed Plover, 20+ Dunlin, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Lapwing in with Oystercatcher, 5 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger) 1 Curlew and 1 Whimbrel. (P Carter)

Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin and Ringed Plover, John St Ledger

Sandwich Terns, John St Ledger

Porthcurno: 4 Balearic Shearwater by 09:33.

Tywardreath: 11 Goldfinch ( 4 adults, 7 young – 2 of which being fed by adult birds) on garden feeders; 1 young Woodpigeon and 3 young Bullfinch feeding on feeder spill. (R. Barlow)

Rame: Pied Flycatcher at Rame Barton Farm by the gate also 2 Chiffchaffs, 20 Linnets, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Collared Doves, 30+ Wood Pigeons, 1 Chaffinch. (C Buckland)

Pied Flycatcher – Chris Buckland

Rumps and Pentire: 4 Fulmar, 200+ Manx Shearwater, 15 Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 5 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 15 Swallow, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wren, 1 Stonechat, 7 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 3 House Sparrow, 45 Linnet, 1 Barrel Jellyfish. (M Scawen et al.)

Porth Reservoir: 13 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Coot, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull, 1 Great Black backed Gull, 87 Mallard, 11 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Jay, 4 Blackcap, 2 Jay, 3 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry/ Porth Island: 3 Peregrine, 42 Fulmar, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 13 Oystercatcher, 13 Linnet, 1m Reed Bunting, 4 Raven, 7 Corn Bunting in seperate fields, 16 Oystercatcherm 21 Cormorant roosting on West Zacry’s islands. (S Grose)

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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

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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)

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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

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