Wednesday 21st July 2021

Porthgwarra: Melodious Warbler at Stonewall pool this morning. (M Wallace)

Marazion Beach: c80 Sanderling, 10 Dunlin. (P Fraser)

St Mawgan (private garden): 5 Spotted Flycatchers, of which at least 3 were juveniles. (C Taylor)

Nanjizal: 151 trapped and ringed, including: 45 Sedge Warbler, 17 Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Reed Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 12 Whitethroat, 9 Blackcap, 14 Willow Warbler, 19 Chiffchaff. (K Wilson, J Overfield, R Veal)

Whitsand Bay to Rame Head: Pod of 8+ Common Dolphin feeding in the bay, with a further pod towards Rame Head, 10 Linnet, 1 Peregrine, 4 Common Whitethroat, Marbled Whites, Small Copper, Wall, Red Admiral, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Large White and Gatekeeper butterflies.  (D Sharp).

Newquay: Flock of 250+ Starlings on the golf course this morning. (D Kendle)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 8 (6 ad, 2 juv) Common Sandpiper, ad Black-tailed Godwit, c15 ad Dunlin, 3 ad Ringed Plover, 6 Whimbrel this evening. (R Veal)

Rumps and Pentire: 3 Wood pigeon, 3 Oystercatcher, 11 Black-headed gull, 14 Great black-backed gull, 35 Herring gull, 3 Fulmar, 5 Cormorant, 7 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 5 Jackdaw, 40+ Rook, 5 Carrion crow, 2 Skylark, 8 Swallow, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Stonechat, 4 House sparrow, 1 Pied wagtail, 4 Rock pipit, 40+ Linnet, 13 Goldfinch, 2 Small skipper, 15 Large white, 4 Small copper, 4 Common blue, 1 Red admiral, 1 Peacock, 4 Dark green fritillary, 3 Wall brown, 25 Gatekeeper, 30 Meadow brown, 12 Six-spot burnet, 1 Ruby tail wasp, 10 Cinnabar moth caterpillar (M Scawen et al).

Late submission, 20/7, Penzance, Wherrytown beach: 10 Sandwich Tern feeding close offshore this evening (C.Beazley, S. Nicholls)

Late submission, 20/7, Bugle: 1 m Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Late submission, 20/7, Luxulyan: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

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Sunday 18th July 2021

Pendeen: 3 Crossbill over and south of the village this morning. (P Combridge)

Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra: 96 Storm Petrel netted last night, including birds originally ringed in North Yorkshire, Skokholm and France. Thermal imaging showed dozens of birds circling the rocks at any one time (West Cornwall Ringing Group)

The Lizard: (The Point to the Village- Loop Walk) 100+ Manx Shearwater passing West to East, 1 Great Skua heading West mid morning, 6 Swift, 4 House Martin with juvenile, several Swallow over, 1 Sedge Warbler singing/display flight, 3 Common Whitethroat, 2 juv Greenfinch, 4 Skylark aloft, several flock of Linnet, 1 Common Hawker, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Small Skipper, Red Admiral, Small Heath, Gatekeeper, Silver-Washed Fritillary (5 seen), Speckled Wood, Large White (J Evans)

Hayle: Tawny Owl sat on sign along A30 at 0410. (R Veal)

St Blazey Gate: Mediterranean Gull feeding with the other gulls and Swift’s over the garden. (D Cooper)

Goss Moor: 79 new birds ringed. Birds of note included 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Garden Warbler, 11 Blackcap, 14 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff and 2 Marsh Tit. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, R Veal, J Howells)

Lesser Redpoll – Reuben Veal

Mount Hawke: Eurasian Wren pair busily feeding nestlings in a south facing nest box some six feet above ground level within the cool of extensive clematis foliage. (RB & PC Girling and Mrs RC King)

Clerkenwater vean Bodmin: 2 Spotted flycatcher in woods by river. (A Wagstaff)

Liskeard: 1 swift, low level feeding over the bungalow at 21.28 hrs. (D Sharp)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 adult Greenshank, 29 Redshank, 5 adult islandica Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 adult Dunlin, 4 Whimbrel, 37 Curlew, 8 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull & 70+ Black-headed Gull (P Kemp)

River Tamar- Cargreen to Salter’s Mill: 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 9 Shelduck (1 adult with 2 juveniles and 1 adult with 5 juveniles), 44 Canada Geese, 4 Curlew, 4 Herring Gull, 83 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 House Martin, 1 Reed Warbler (singing), 1 Great Tit, 1 Goldfinch, 2 Dunnock. (A Parker)

Late submission, 17/7, Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 23 Whitethroat, mainly young birds, all feeding in the Bracken possible local birds; 63 Curlew, 2 Stonechat, (on second brood), 8 pairs of Linnet (on second brood), and 4 pairs of Meadow Pipit still feeding young. (V Stratton)

Late News, 16/07, Loggans Moor: singing male Melodious Warbler reported at St Ives Bay Holiday Park on Friday morning for fifth day. (Birdguides)

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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)

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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

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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.

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)

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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)