Tuesday 15th September 2020

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

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

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

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

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

probable Semi-palmated Sandpiper – Clive Richards

probable Semi-palmated Sandpiper – Clive Richards

probable Semi-palmated Sandpiper – Clive Richards

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

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

Wryneck Ilya Maclean

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greater Scaup – Steve Windle

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

Grey Phalarope – Rupert Kirkwood

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

Greater Scaup – Clive Richards

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

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

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

Laneast Downs: 2 Whinchat (B Craven)

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


Sunday 6th September 2020

Late news, 5/9, Polbathic Creek: 41 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Rock Dove/feral pigeon, 1 Kingfisher. (A Blonden)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper, 8 Bar-tailed Godwits, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 76 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Knot, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Sandwich Tern. 14 Oystercatcher, 70 Curlew, 6 Redshank, 1 Greenshank. (N R Rogers)

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Nigel Rogers

Porthgwarra: Melodious Warbler briefly at 0930hrs then relocated early afternoon at Trevean Pool. Also Wheatear, 18 Stonechat, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Green woodpecker, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Sparrowhawks, 2 Chough, 2 Raven, 3 Kestrel, 20+ Robins, 15+ Chiffchaff, 1 Reed warbler, 3 Blackcaps, 7 ‘alba’ Wagtails, 1 Peregrine (P.Freestone, B.Dallas, M.Halliday, M.Wallace)

Melodious Warbler – Paul Freestone

Park Head: Buff-breasted Sandpiper on Cliff Path this evening. Also, 1 Curlew, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 4 Chough, 4 Blackcap, 5 Wheatear (B Bosisto, L Payne, S Rowe)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Bob Bosisto

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Bob Bosisto

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Steve Rowe

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Steve Rowe

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Steve Rowe

Porth Island: 5 Chough, 2 Wheatear. (S Grose)

Nanjizal: 71 birds ringed. Migrants included 3 Chiffchaff (+2 British controls), 1 Willow Warbler, 45 Blackcap (+1 British control), 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 9 Reed Warbler and 7 Sedge Warbler. Also, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Chough, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Siskin, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Water Rail. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, R Veal)

Pendeen: 1 Chough. (R Curry)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Knot, 154 Redshank, 113 Curlew, 9 Oystercatcher, 52 Dunlin, 17 Black tailed Godwit. (D Eva)

Mullion: Merlin seen and heard just at the start of the coast path off Mullion Cove. (J Howells)

The Lizard: 2 Chough, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Mediterranean Gull on the water, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Mabe Burnthouse: Wryneck in a private garden near the donkey sanctuary. (R Curtis)

Kynance: 1 Wryneck, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Willow Warbler at Soapy Cove. (J&D Chapman)

Pendeen, 07:00-11:00: 1 Ad Sabine’s Gull, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 juv Arctic Tern. (S Rogers, M Mckee, G Lawlor)

Stannon: 3 Whinchat (2 ad, i juv), 2 Wheatear. (B Bryne)

Devoran: 2 Osprey mid-afternoon, one being mobbed by a Peregrine (T Wilson, I Boreham, P Bragg)

Siblyback Reservoir: 40+ Swallow still feeding over grassland, 10+ Linnet, with juvenile Goldfinch flocking with them, 19 Little Grebe, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 3 House Martin still in the nest and being fed. (D Sharp)

House Martin Family – Deena Sharpe


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.

Friday 28th August 2020

Walks and Events: The Camel Trail Nature Walks will be starting up again this Wednesday 2nd September. Start time 10am for approximately 4-5 hours. Bring a snack. These walks cover flora and fauna as well as birds and take place every Wednesday from this September to 28th April 2021. Walks start at 10am and will be led by Jack Humphrey, Bernard Ide, Alan Taylor and Mike Scawen. Meet by the river behind Bridge Medical Centre and Wadebridge Wines, Wadebridge. Map ref: SW990724. PL27 7AH.

Tuesday 29th September 1pm – Tresillian River Walk: St Clement.Leader John Cope john.cope@hotmail.co.uk 01872 865108. An afternoon walk along the river looking for autumn migrants and breeding birds. Path can be muddy so good footwear recommended. Meet at St Clements car park. Map ref. SW852439

Also on Wednesday October 28th 1pm, Friday November 27th 1pm, Monday December 14th 1pm (details as per 29th September).

Lizard Point: Melodious Warbler photographed 100 yds west along the SW coastal path from Wavecrest cafe. (D Waddington)

Pendeen (06:30-12:00): 1 Leach’s Petrel, 2 Sabine’s Gull, 2 Great Shearwater, 13 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua, 2 Little Tern, 5 Sandwich Tern, 8 Common Scoter. (S Rowe, G Taylor, P Clements, G Lawlor, N Sluman et al) 13:45 -17:00: Sabine’s Gull (1ad) at 14.14, 3 Arctic Skua, 5 Bonxie, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Sandwich Tern, 7 Common Scoter, 77 Kittiwake (L Langley et al).

Porthgwarra: Wryneck between trevean & the stonewall. Also, Pied Flycatcher,Willow Warbler & 5 Wheatear. (M Wallace) 2 Great Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, steady passage of Manxies. (S Finch)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: fem Tufted Duck, 9 Little Grebe (8 juv), 19 Moorhen, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, c.70 Starling in roost early am. (R Veal, DK Parker)

Marazion: c.30 Sanderling, 4 Dunlin, 41 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone on the beach. (R Veal, DK Parker)

Lelant: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit over garden center calling. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary: 4 Greenshank, 12 Redshank. Carnsew: 62 Dunlin, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Sanderling, 32 Ringed Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwits. Ryan’s Field: 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Kingfisher. (J Hawkey)

Porthilly Point: 1 Wheatear, 2 Raven over, 1 Kestrel, 31 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern, 5 Rock Pipit, 57 Oystercatcher (S Grose)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Cattle Egret, 11 Little Egret, 14 Greenshank, 3+ Redshank, 14+ Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 71 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 22 Teal & c.180 Black-headed Gull ( P Kemp)

Mousehole: 43 Turnstone, Dunlin, Sparrowhawk, 4 Gannet, Buzzard, 9 Shag, 5 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin. (N Sluman)

Cardinham Woods: 4 Spotted Flycatcher (2 adult, 2 young), 10+ Siskin, 4 Nuthatch, 10+ Coal Tit, 4 Goldcrest. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Flycatcher – John St Ledger

Spotted Flycatcher – John St Ledger

Sennen Cove: High tide roost with Black headed Gulls, Mediterranean Gulls, Sandwich Terns, Kittiwakes , Turnstones and Cormorant, Black-headed Gull J44C White letter on Green colour ring. Norwegian same bird as 2018 BiC p 266. (Ring info submitted) Also – Sandwich Tern white ring 36N. (Ringing info awaited – believed Netherlands) (C Richards)

Sandwich Tern – Clive Richards

Black-headed Gull – Clive Richards

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Stint, 2 Sanderling, 8 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank
(P Maker, R Augarde)

Minions: Pair of green woodpeckers on the Caradon Trail near Minions. (A Newsham)

Wadebridge: 1 Cattle Egret between Walmsley / Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose)

Perranuthnoe to Marazion coast path, Boat Cove: 1 Little Egret and 12 Turnstone. Trenow Cove: a roost of 7 Little Egret, c40 Curlew, at least 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Oystercatcher and 14 Turnstone, also 1 Kestrel. (T Mills)

Looe: 5 Eider. (D Sharp)

plr, djc



Monday 17th August 2020

Porthgwarra, 0630-0830: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 133 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Puffin, 3 Guillemot, 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Kittikwake, 43 Med Gull, 8 Black-headed Gull. (T McKinney) Also 1 Basking Shark. (C Coombes) 2 Cory’s Shearwater reported past 15:55

Towan Head: 2 Arctic Skua, 4 Sandwich Tern this am. (S Rowe)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 2 Swift. (A Hartley) 4 Wood Sandpiper (3 NW arm, 1 NE arm), 1 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 2 Raven, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk. (G Lawlor) ad Spotted Sandpiper reported again on Eastern edge this evening.

Wood Sandpipers, Dave Flumm

Green Sandpiper, Dave Flumm

Nanjizal Valley: 196 ringed. Melodious Warbler, Wryneck, Pied Flycatcher, Tree pipit, 9 Willow Warbler, 25 Reed Warbler, 120 Sedge Warbler + 2 controls. 21 Whitethroat, 5 Grasshopper Warbler+ control, 2 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff. (K Wilson)

Lizard: 1 Hooded Crow. (N Howard)

Coverack: Male Common Redstart in private garden. (P Tongue)

White Cross, Newquay: 100+ Goldfinch with a few Linnet and Chaffinch, 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Buzzard, 4 Wood Pigeon, 6 Swallow, 2 Wren, 2 Dunnock and 2 Blackbird. On the bird feeders- 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 20+ Blue Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Great Tit, 12 Chaffinch and 6 Greenfinch. Also 3 Holly Blue, 3 Red Admiral, 5 Tortoiseshell, 3 Painted Lady, 4 Specked Wood, 2 male Brimstone, 2 Small Copper, 3 Gatekeeper, 5 Green-veined White and 5 Large White. (S & D Thomas)

St Ives: 2 Pied Flycatchers, 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs in a private garden on the outskirts of town. (V Stratton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Female Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 5 Little Grebe (3 juv), 1 Sedge warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 14 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, 7 Common Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, 6 Greylag with c250 Canada Geese. (DK Parker) Also 2 Teal, 5 Greenshank, c20 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel. (R Veal) Also 1 Bald Eagle (escapee from Paradise Park) on Ryan’s Field. (M Spicer)

Bald Eagle, Mike Spicer

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 5 Snipe, 1 Lapwing, 30 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Swift. (J St Ledger)

Kenidjack: Pied Flycatcher in bushes above old sewage works today. (P Clarke)

Church Cove, Lizard: 4 Pied Flycatcher, 4+ Spotted Flycatcher (M Pass) Another 2 Pied Flycatcher reported by Heritage Centre at Lizard Pt.

Sheviock Pool: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Wagtails, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Grey Heron. (C Buckland)

Wood & Common Sandpiper, Chris Buckland

Wood Sandpiper, Chris Buckland

Rame Head: 9 Wheatear. (C Buckland)

Wheatear, Chris Buckland

Kingsmill Lake: 28 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Juv Knot, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 17+ Redshank, 24 Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 Whimbrel, 97 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 14 Little Egret & 2 Sandwich Tern (P Kemp)

Gweek: 15 Greenshank at Seal Sanctuary (per T Toohig)

Towan Head: 43 Linnet, 31 Oystercatcher, 15 Turnstone,1 Wheatear, 1 Curlew. (S Grose)

Nansledon/Chapel Farm: 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 3 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Tresemple Pool: 17 Greenshank, 60 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 2 Kingfisher (P Carter)

St Levan: 4 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Reed Warbler this afternoon. (M Wallace)

Loe Pool: Wood Sandpiper reported again

Cot Valley: Pied Flycatcher reported west of youth hostel.

Seagulls taking Goldfinch: A friend at St Austell witnessed a pair of roof nesting seagulls chasing and catching young goldfinch, he saw one gull twice with a young Goldfinch in its bill. I’ve never seen this behaviour before with passerine, has anyone else witnessed it? (S & D Thomas)

Saturday 8th August 2020

Drift Reservoir: adult Spotted Sandpiper in NW arm from mid pm and still present this evening. (D Flumm et al) Also 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, fem Teal, 7+ Swift. (D Flumm, T Mills et al)

Spotted Sandpiper, Reuben Veal

Spotted Sandpiper, Dave Flumm

Spotted Sandpiper, Dave Flumm

Spotted Sandpiper, Nigel Rogers

Spotted Sandpiper, Tony Mills

Land’s End: Melodious Warbler in willows along the cycle track, c1/2 mile from the complex. (P Clement)

Davidstow Airfield:  5 Eurasian Dotterel on main runway briefly late morning before flying north. Also, 2 Ringed Plover. (P Roseveare)

Crows-an-Wra: juv Marsh Harrier at 18:00 near A30. (M Wallace)

Loe Pool: 1 Little Tern mid afternoon, also white ring on a Cormorant but too distant to read. (C Richards)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7 Sandwich Tern, 3 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, juv Dunlin, 6 Shelduck, 6 Greylag Goose, c20 Med Gull. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Green Sandpiper this morning. (P Walsh) 2+ Green Sandpiper still this eveing with c15 Pied Wagtail to roost. Also 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel on the beach. (S&P Rogers, R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 2 Green Sandpiper over. (M Wallace)

Camel Estuary: 618 Med Gull this morning including 10 ringed. (D Julian)

Stithians: 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper this evening. (R Augarde)

Maer Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, 3 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 7 Teal, 1 Shelduck, 1 Juv Mediterranean Gull, 111 Black-headed Gull, 22 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (P Roseveare) at 4pm 8 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Lapwing, 1 Shelduck, 2 Mute Swan, 7 Sand Martin, Swallow, Black-headed & Herring Gull. (T&C Nicholson)

Bude Marshes: 1 Great White Egret, 1 summer plumage Cattle Egret. (P Roseveare)

Great White Egret, Pete Roseveare

Great White Egret, Pete Roseveare

Cattle Egret, Pete Roseveare

Pendeen Watch (7.15-8.15pm): 300 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Arctic Skua, 4 Common Scoter and 1 Wheatear. (J Branscombe)

St Ives: Balearic Shearwater reported past 10:48.

Tuesday 4th August 2020

Late News, 03/08, Roseland: 8 Swift in the evening. (D Hall)

Late news, 3/8, Sennen: pale morph Pomarine Skua reported offshore. (Rare Bird Alert)

Nanjizal Valley: 358 ringed on private site. Of note, 1 Melodious Warbler, 213 Sedge Warbler (+3 British controls), 48 Whitethroat, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 15 Reed Warbler, 18 Willow Warbler and a Green Sandpiper. (K Wilson)

Melodious Warbler – Kester Wilson

Colliford Lake: 3 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 7 Wheatear (B Bosisto)

Siblyback Reservoir: 5 Yellow-legged Gull and Pink-footed Goose this afternoon. (D Julian) Also, 2 Barnacle Geese, 3 Common Sandpiper (D Eva)

Bude Marsh: Great White Egret still present today. (N Bastin)

Great White Egret – Nigel Bastin


Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Kingfisher, 4 Willow Tit ( three on one feeder), 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Coot, 2m Tufted Duck, c40 Mallard, 3 Magpie, 24 Blue Tit, 5 House Martins, 3 Swallow, 1 Moorhen, 3 Robin, 5 Chaffinch, 1 Nuthatch, 5 Coal Tit, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Jay, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail c200 Canada Geese. (R Mudge)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Siskin, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 m Bullfinch, 80 + Goldfinch feeding on thistles below dam wall. (S Grose)

Roughtor Farm: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Coal Tit, 7 Raven over. (S Grose)

St Tudy: 2 (1 ad,1 juv) Green Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: 521 Mediterranean Gull (D Julian)

Ruan Lanihorne: Juvenile Green Woodpecker in private garden for 2nd day. (D Hall)

Green Woodpecker – David Hall

Lanhydrock: 1 Osprey reported over the A30 mid afternoon.

Porthgwarra: 5 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 4 Puffin, 2 Great Shearwater (G Lawlor) 1 Great Skua,1 Sooty Shearwater (16.30), Pod of 6 – 8 Common Dolphin most of this period feeding offshore. (J Hawkey)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, ad Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 4+ Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel. (R Veal) 28 Mediterranean Gull. (G Lawlor)

Roseland; a message from BTO Regional Rep Simon Taylor:” A colour ringed Buzzard has been spotted on the Roseland in the vicinity of Nare Head near the Carne village area. Details were submitted to me via Wild Roseland for more information about the bird. Having looked it up and discussed it with BTO one aspect of the colour ring appeared to be incorrect.  This is potentially a very interesting bird so if you are birdwatching on the Roseland please keep an eye out for a colour ringed Buzzard and either submit the details to BTO or to me, Simon Taylor BTO Regional Rep for Cornwall at bto_cornwall@yahoo.com   Thank you for your help”.