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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Wednesday 9th September 2020

Late news, 8/9, Trenarrett, Alternun: 1 Hobby flying over at 19.00. (T Polglase)

Late news, 8/9, Carnewas/Bedruthan Steps: 2 Choughs, 1 Peregrine, 2 Ravens, up to 6 Stonechats, 1 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, 2 Fulmars. (A Hobson)

Park Head: Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present this afternoon. (D Julian)

Nanjizal Valley: Common Nightingale ringed at a private site, also Ortolan and Pied Flycatcher seen. (K Wilson)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper. (A Dawson) 40 Linnets, Swallows and House Martins still feeding over the lake, young martins still in the nest, 12 Little Grebe, 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Raven this evening.  (D Sharp)

Walmsley Reserve: 3 Cattle Egret, 1 Great Egret and 2 Little Egret this morning. (B Bosisto) Also, 1 Pintail at Chapel Amble. (C Selway)

Trewornan: 4 Cattle Egrets at 07:35. (GB Clutts) 10 Cattle Egret this evening flew towards Walmsley. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 36 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 11 Mallard, 7 Wigeon, 5 Cormorant, 15 Little Egret, 65 Oystercatcher, 1 Ruff, 50 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 30 Redshank, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 90+ Curlew, 200+ Black-headed Gll, 26 Herring gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 6 Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 2 Blue Tit, 5 Jackdaw, 25 Carrion Crow, 21 House Sparrow (M Scawen et al)

Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 1 Osprey hunting, successfully caught fish at 11.30, 1 Black-tailed Godwit (summer plumage), 17 Greenshank, 78 Redshank, 45 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Raven, 5 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Blackcap. (A Nicholson)

Devoran: 36+ Curlew, 4  Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan, 1 Osprey with catch, being mobbed by Corvids. (D Sharp) 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Sandwich Tern (1 adult, 1 juv). (J St Ledger)

Osprey – Deena Sharp

Osprey – Deena Sharp

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Mandarin, 2 Brent Geese, 1 Spotted Redshank. (M Halliday, R Veal, S Rogers)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Wheatear, 40+ House Martin, c6 Swallow, 2 Coot, 2 Kingfisher. (DK Parker)

Par Beach Lake: 450+ Canada Geese in 2 separate skeins landed on lake having approached from the east. 1 Barnacle Goose among them. (R. Barlow)

Perranuthnoe: 7 Brent Geese. (I Webster)

Marazion: 8 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. (M Elliott)

St Mawes: 2 Swift over.

Tregantle: 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 8 Blackcaps, 10 Dunnocks, 4 Great Tits. (C Buckland)

Rame: 1 Wheatear, 50 Linnets, Swallows, 8 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 1 Osprey at the head heading west. (C Buckland)

Downderry (0655-0800): birds moving west included 295 Gannets, 2 Balearic Shearwaters, a flock of 9 Cattle Egrets and 8 Kittiwakes. Also about 35 Manx Shearwaters east. (A Payne)

Newquay, Gannel: One Chough circling and calling this evening. (H Taylor)

Trenarrett, Alternun: 1 Hobby flying over at 11.00, 2 Wheatear, 1Whinchat. (T Polglase)

Twelve men’s Moor, North Hill: 2 Wheatear, 1Whinchat. (T Polglase)

Wheatear – Tom Polglase

Whinchat – Tom Polglase

Maer Lake: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Dunlin, 1 Little Egret, plus 700+ Canada Geese flying in. (A Hobson)

Bude Harbour: 3 Rock Pipits (A Hobson)

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Friday 4th September 2020

Late News, 03/09, Roseland: 3.00 pm 7 White Stork seen flying low going inland from Pendower Dip. (C Bernie) Later in flight over Ardevora Farm. (P Marsden)

Hayle Estuary: Semi-palmated Sandpiper still present around Carnsew Pool and H. Tempest Ltd. In addition, 3 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 1 Wheatear, 6 Rock Pipit, 1 Spotted Redshank, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Peregrine (circling) . Also numbers Ringed Plover, 20 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 40 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, 20 Turnstone, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Little Grebe and 2 Teal. (R Taylor, J St Ledger, D Flumm, D Beadle, S Windle)

Semipalmated Sandpiper – David Flumm

Bar-tailed Godwit – John St Ledger

Semipalmated Sandpiper & Dunlin – John St Ledger

Semipalmated Sandpiper- John St Ledger

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Steven Windle

Sanderling – Stevan Windle

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Nanjizal Valley: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper flew over this morning. Also 119 birds ringed including a Common Nightingale originally ringed in Belgium,15 Sedge Warbler, 47 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff, 5 Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and a Firecrest. (K Wilson)

Millbrook: 1 Cattle Egret this morning. (D Julian)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Osprey, 22 Greenshank, 26 Redshank, 1 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 24 Dunlin, 78 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Wigeon, 23 Mallard, 7 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret & 1 Grey Heron (P Kemp)

Porthilly lane, Rock: 1 Osprey over estuary early afternoon. (P Sofley)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Osprey hunting, 7 Cormorant, 8 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Curlew flying over, and 2 Wheatear. (C Wilson)

Osprey – Claire Wilson

Newquay: 1 Osprey fishing on the River Gannel around 9:30am (G Griffiths)

Porthilly Point: Osprey lingered 10 mins before heading off S/W over Padstow. Hobby, Wheatear, Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail and 3 Rock Pipit, 100s of Mediterranean Gull, 13 Sandwich Tern,1 Dunlin, 3 Turnstone, 100+ Curlew and 1 Wigeon. Small Heath and Small Copper butterflies. (P Sofley)

Porthgwarra: 1 Chough, 21 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Ringed Plover, 1 Kestrel, 3 Tree Pipit, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, 2 Blackcap, and 6 Stonechat. (S Windle)

Chough – Steven Windle

Kestrel – Stevan Windle

Tree Pipit – Steven Windle

Pendeen: 3 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua. (I Prentice)

Marazion Beach: 1 juvenile Curlew Sandpiper this evening. (I Prentice) Also 1 Little Stint still present (am); 17 Dunlin, 3 Turnstone & 29 Ringed Plover this evening (J Hawkey)

Windmill Farm: Wryneck, 3 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear and 1 Peregrine. (D Wright)

Kynance Road/Caerthillian: 1 Wryneck , 2 Whinchat. (M Pass)

Drift Reservoir: 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Little Grebe, 7 Moorhen, 2 Kingfisher. (D Flumm) Also 2 Jay, with one being brave confronting a Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 8 Juvenile Goldfinch. (R Chiffers)

Buzzard – Robin Chiffers

Goldfinch – Robin Chiffers

Jay and Sparrowhawk – Robin Chiffers

Jay and Sparrowhawk – Robin Chiffers

 

Towan Head: 36 Turnstone (many in part or near summer plumage), 26 Oystercatcher and 1 Whimbrel. (M Lammas)

Falmouth: 1 Wheatear on a residential street near Penryn College early morning. (J Holmes)

Soapy Cove, The Lizard: 1 Wryneck, 1 Whinchat, 8 Stonechat, 4 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 2+ Siskin over. Also Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary, Golden Ringed Dragonfly and Southern Hawker. (G Wills)

Mevagissey Harbour: 16 Turnstone. (G Motley)

Pentewan Sands, Mevagissey: 1 Mediterranean Gull. (G Motley)

Hannafore, Looe: 4 Wheatear, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Eider, 1 Little Egret, 19 Oystercatcher, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 30+ Black-Headed Gull (including juveniles), 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Rock Pipit. (D Sharp)

Ringed Plover – Deena Sharp

Wheatear – Deena Sharp

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Wednesday 12th August 2020

Late news, 8/8, Bude: 1 Great White Egret. (G Smith, J Whittington)

Great White Egret – G Smith, J Whittington

Great White Egret – G Smith, J Whittington

Great White Egret – G Smith, J Whittington

Late News, 11/08,Lizard area: 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Willow Warbler, 4 Swift, Crossbill flock over (heard only). (D Collins)

Late News 11/08, Crows-an-wra: 1 ad Nightingale,1 Lesser Whitethroat, 15+ Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat ,3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 juv Bullfinch, 5 juv Blackbird , 2 juv Song Thrush, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Green Woodpecker,1 Sparrowhawk (F.Currie)

Late video, 11/8, Drift Reservoir:

 Spotted Sandpiper – John Chapple

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank beyond the hide. (D Flumm) Adult Spotted Sandpiper reported again this evening in the bay by the boardwalk.

Green Sandpipers – Dave Flumm

Greenshank, Green and Wood Sandpipers – Dave Flumm

Maer Lake: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Redshank (1 juv), 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 22 Dunlin, 4 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Shelduck, 28 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 47 Black-headed Gull and 1 Mediterranean Gull. (N Bastin)

Wadebridge,Town bridge: 68 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 adult Oystercatcher with 2 juvs, c.12 active House Martin nests. c.150 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black- backed Gull, c.20 Black-headed Gull. (A Langdon)

Windmill Farm: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper. Also, Southern Migrant Hawker, 2 Lesser Emperor (in tandem), 2 Red Vein Darter. (D Wright)

Little Petherick: c90 Swallows on wires near the Iron Bridge. (M Ellis)

Buttermilk Hill: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Crossbill, 3 Stonechat, 18 Linnet, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler, Raven, 1 Kestrel, 3 Common Buzzard, 18 Curlew. (P Nason)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Heron, 3 Cormorant, 59 Canada Geese, over 80 Mallard, over 200 Herring Gull, 25 Coot, 1 Green Woodpecker, 11 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Moorhen, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Wood Pigeon, 1 Buzzard, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Swallow (S Thomson)

Penlee Point: 1 Arctic Skua, c.270 Manx Shearwater, 6 Fulmar, 2 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Scoter, 41 Swift, 17 Swallow. (P Kemp)

Millbrook: 11 Mediterranean Gull & 86 Redshank. (P Kemp)

St Levan: Pied Flycatcher at the south end of the gully in a willow opposite the house called Moonfleet, 2 Swift, 3 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, juvenile male Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Bullfinch, Buzzard (N T Keogh)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2+ Wheatear and 1 Kingfisher this morning plus 1 Coot on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

Wacker Quay: 1 Whimbrel, 8 Sandwich Tern, 5 Little Egret. (R Napp)

Polbathic Creek: 1 Painted Lady. (A Blonden)

Wadebridge: 2 m Mandarin with Mallard between Town & Anneka’s bridges still. (S Grose)

Rock: 2 Sparrowhawk circling high above private garden. (S Grose)

Calstock: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpipers and 4 Grey Wagtails, in the flood defence improvement area. (N Moore)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, c25 Dunlin, c15 Ringed Plover, 3 Stonechat. (R Veal)

Polgigga: Pied Flycatcher reported along Bosistow Lane.

Rame: 2 Pied Flycatchers reported by the church at 08:45.

Pendeen: Pied Flycatcher reported in a private garden at Bojewyan at 14:05.

Amble Marshes: 2 juv Garganey this evening. (D Julian)

Clapper Marsh: 1 Sanderling with a Ringed Plover. Also first 2 Snipe of the autumn. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: 517 Med Gulls. (D Julian)

Carbis Bay: 16 Whimbrel flew through calling this evening heading east. (S Roper)

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Tuesday 11th August 2020

Late News, 10/08, Trenow Cove: 5 Little Egret, 7 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, flock of 42 Whimbrel together with 4 Oystercatcher. (M Claughton)

Drift Reservoir: Spotted Sandpiper still present on west shore, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper and 1 Common Sandpiper (M Buckley John Chapple). 1 Greenshank (R Veal). 4 Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, 3 Kingfisher, juv Little Egret. (D Flumm)

Spotted Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Spotted Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Spotted Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Spotted Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Greenshank – Robin Chiffers

Wood Sandpiper – D Flumm

Hayle Estuary: 1 Spotted Redshank from swimming pool carpark. (Birdguides)

St Levan: juv male Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 4 Bullfinch (N T Keogh)

Land’s End: Reed Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Chough (N T Keogh)

Sennen Cove: 4th calendar year Yellow-legged Gull on roof of lifeboat station, 51 Mediterranean Gull. (N T Keogh) 1 Clouded Yellow at Sennen potato site (P Fraser)

Sennen (field behind Mayon Chapel): 1 male Blue-headed Yellow Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail ssp (N R Rogers)

Marazion Beach: 8 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 1 Greenshank (P Fraser)

Nanjizal:19 birds trapped and ringed in thick mist before 8am including: 1 Nightingale, 7 Sedge Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 5 Willow Warbler. (K Wilson)

Polgigga: 2 (fem-type, juv) Marsh Harrier in Skewjack area midday, 5+ Willow Warbler. (M Wallace, R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 13 Willow Warbler, 16 Whitethroat, 1 Ringed Plover (over), 1 Curlew, 60 Swallow. (R Veal)

Ponsongath: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (J Foster)

Church Cove: 2 Pied Flycatcher. (M Pass)

Maer Lake: 3 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 22 Dunlin ,1 Redshank, 2 Lapwing. (N Bastin)

Siblyback Reservoir: 4 Yellow-legged Gull and a Greenshank this morning. (D Julian)

Liskeard: Pied Flycatcher in a private garden. (D Julian)

Downderry: moving west, 0610-0715,  were 2 Common Scoter, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 15 Manx Shearwater and 21 Mediterranean Gull. Onshore 8 Ringed Plover and 2 Dunlin. (A Payne)

Portwrinkle Beach: 4 Dunlin on tideline (In same spot for about 4 hours. Camoflage so good that passed within 3 feet by at least 25 people who didn’t notice them). (A Blonden)

Polbathic Creek: 2 Common Sandpiper. (A Blonden)

Stithians: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 1 Curlew (D Eva J St Ledger). This afternoon; 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin,1 Redshank,1 Greenshank ,1 Lapwing, 25 Curlew, 37 Cormorant (S Kolodziejski)

Wood Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Truro: 1f Siskin on sunflower seeds in private garden. (D Jenkins) 1 Swift over 5.30. (P Fraser)

Porth Joke: 3 Curlew, 1 Redshank calling in thick fog (B Bosisto)

 

Sunday 9th August 2020

Drift Reservoir: 1 Spotted Sandpiper. (MO) Also, 8 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Geeenshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Egret, 1 Teal, 20 Swift. (B Mellow, S Rowe)

Spotted Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Blackwater: 1 Kite species over the A30 late afternoon. Possibly a Black. (C Richards)

Nanjizal Valley: 1 Common Nightingale trapped and ringed this morning on private ringing site. Also, birds overhead included 1 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Tree Pipit, 80+ House Martin (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Common Nightingale – Robbie Phillips

St Levan: 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 23 House Martin (N T Keogh)

Porthgwarra: (seawatch 09:45-12:00) 1 dark morph adult Arctic Skua, 1 female Common Scoter, 13 Mediterranean Gull (1 adult and 12 juveniles), 2440 Manx Shearwater, 2 Chough, 3 Common Dolphin and 2 Harbour Porpoise. Also, 2 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Buzzard near the cafe (N T Keogh)

Skewjack: Marsh Harrier late morning. (M Wallace)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 18 Greenshank, 8 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 5 Oystercatcher, 7 Whimbrel, 105 Curlew, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Little Egret & c.360 Black-headed Gull (P Kemp)

Bude Town River: 1 Great White Egret. Also at Morwenstow Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and a Golden Ringed Dragonfly. (S Windle)

Great White Egret – Stevan Windle

Great White Egret – Stevan Windle

Maer Lake: 7 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 2 Redshank, 1 Black-Tailed Godwit, 1 Lapwing, 1 Shelduck, 2 Grey Heron. (T & C Nicholson)

Stithians: Small flock of Crossbill (heard only) heading east high over the village (M Grantham)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 15 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 25 Cormorant, 1 Swift, 1 Swallow (S Van Hear)

Falmouth: 10+ Swift still present in Acacia area. (J St Ledger)

Loe Pool: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 3 Teal, 1 Shoveler. (I Maclean)

Loe Bar: 11 Sanderling, 10 Dunlin. (I Maclean)

Leswidden (near St Just): 1 Curlew flying over. 4 Little Grebes on main quarry lake. (J Branscombe)

Par Beach Pool: 11 Mediterranean Gull, 308 Black headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull, 1 Shelduck, 1 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 57 Mallard, 18 Moorhen, 2 Cormorant, 1 Gadwall. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 3 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 1 pr Mute Swan with 1 Cygnet. (S Grose)

Lostwithiel: 1 Sparrowhawk above Restormal Manor, 1 Song Thrush, 9 Siskin. (S Grose)

Shirehall Moor LNR: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 4 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Gluvian: 1 Spotted Flycatcher (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Spotted Flycatcher – Bob Bosisto

Pendower Beach: 2 Whimbrel, 20 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret (L Bosisto)

Marazion Marshes RSPB: 1 Little Egret , 1 Grey Heron , 5 Stonechat , 2 House Sparrow , 1 Coal Tit , 6 Carrion Crow , 1 Sparrow Hawk . (K. Bowers)

Stonechat – Kevin Bowers

Sparrowhawk – Kevin Bowers

Grey Heron – Kevin Bowers

Ryan’s Field, RSPB: 1 Cormorant  (K. Bowers)

Cormorant – Kevin Bowers

Gannel Estuary: 7 Whimbrel over, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull at Boating lake rummaging through rubbish bin. (S Grose)

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Monday 25th May 2020

Late news, 24/5, Carclaze: 1 Honey Buzzard over East. (D Cooper)

Late news 24/5, Bodmin Moor: 4 Redstart (1 pair at Bolatherick Farm and 1 pair in fields between South Penquite Farm & Bradford), 3 prs Wheatear in stone walls between De Lank Waterworks and Garrow Tor. (J St Ledger)

Land’s End: 1 Nightingale singing and showing occasionally in hedgerow at Northern end of Treeve moor until 13:00 at least. (P St Pierre et al) Also 1 Cuckoo. (R Veal)

Bartinney: 1 Cuckoo, male Whinchat, good numbers of Stonechat families, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Pheasant, 2 Willow Warbler. (B Toms)

Red Moor (nearby): 1 Tree Pipit again, also 2 Cuckoo first thing. (P McVey)

Foredown, nr Pensilva: 1 Cuckoo. (D Sharp)

Cuckoo, Deena Sharp

Cuckoo, Deena Sharp

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Little Grebe chicks (broods of 2 and 4) on Longrock Pool. Also 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 12 Sanderling on the beach. (R Veal)

St Martin in Meneage: 4 Swift feeding over garden (S Chandler)

Argal: 7 Great Crested Grebe ( 1 incubating), 2 Mute Swan with 6 cygnets. (D Eva)

College: 4 adult Great Crested Grebe and 2 juveniles, 15 adult Coot and broods of 2 and 1 juvenile, 76 Canada Goose, 2 Sparrowhawk. (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Whimbrel, 2 Dunlin, 1 Bar tailed Godwit. (J Hicks) Also Oystercatcher pair nesting on asbestos roof from Carnsew track. (S Grose)

Newlyn Downs: 2 Buzzard, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Stonechat, 2 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Song Thrush, 7 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 10 Linnet, 5 Yellowhammer. (L Sampson)