Monday 20th September 2021

Gunwallow Cove: Semi-palmated Sandpiper reported this evening at 5 30pm. (R Francis)

Sancreed: juvenile Red-backed Shrike still present today. (S Windle)

Red-backed Shrike – Stevan Windle

Red-backed Shrike – Stevan Windle

Sennen: 1 juvenile Rosy Starling this morning. (D Unsworth)

Rosy Starling – Nigel Rogers

Nanjizal: 247 ringed on private site (please stick to footpaths only). Migrants included, 1 Nightingale, 195 Blackcap, 8 Sedge Warbler, 17 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler and 2 Goldcrest. (K Wilson)

Loe Pool: Osprey still. Also, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe with a juvenile, several Long-tailed Tits. (S Chandler, P Oldcorn)

Predannack: 1 Wryneck, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel. (K Dalziel & J Hawkey)

St. Buryan: 1 Spotted Flycatcher (N R Rogers)

Spotted Flycatcher – Nigel Rogers

Kenidjack: Whitethroat, Wheatear, 30+ Swallow. (A Lobb)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Kingfisher and 1 Peregrine in the north western corner today. (R Chiffers)

Peregrine Falcon = Robin Chiffers

Penzance, high tide roost: 10 Sanderling, 4 Dunlin and 3 Ringed Plover at Battery Rocks; 8 Ringed Plover on south side of Jubilee Pool. (T Mills)

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 2 Wheatear, 50 + Meadow Pipit, 20+ Stonechat and 7 Raven. (A Lobb)

Carnsew Pool: 2 Grey Plover. (S Murnan)

Grey Plover – Steve Murnan

Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 79 Redshank, 42 Dunlin, 15 Greenshank, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper. (A Nicholson)

Gannel Estuary: 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Dunlin, 1 Redshank. (B Bosisto) In addition 50+ Curlew. (M Lammas)

Foxhole: drake Ring-necked Duck, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal. (L Bosisto) In addition, 5 Yellow-legged Gull ( 1x 1st winter, 1 x near adult ; a new bird with dusky head markings & sub terminal bill markings) 3x adult), 220 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 23 Black-headed Gull, 1 Green Sandpiper this evening. (B Bosisto)

Downderry: (0730-0830), heading west a Common Scoter, 170 Gannet, an Arctic Skua and a Mediterranean Gull. Also a Whimbrel. (A Payne)

Millpool (private garden): 1 Green Woodpecker and 2 Raven. Also a very worn Silver Washed Fritillary and a Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (M Claughton)

Kingsmill Lake: 64 Dunlin, 89 Redshank, 36 Greenshank, 77 Curlew, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 28 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Ringed Plover, 10 Little Egret & 3 Sandwich Tern (P Kemp)

Tamar Estuary: 3 Osprey late afternoon. (B Craven)

Late submission, 18/09, Polwheveral Creek: Mute Swan pair with 7 juveniles. (D Collins)

Late submission, 18/09, Constantine: 100 Goldfinch in meadow with abundant Black Knapweed. (D Collins)

Late submission, 19/09, Bude, Maer Lake: 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Lapwing, c.115 Teal, 1 Sparrowhawk. (A Nicholson)

Late submission, 19/09, Gunwalloe Church Cove: 1 Sanderling and 1 Turnstone in the evening. (G Motley)

Late submission, 19/09, Pooley’s Bridge, Camel Trail: 1 Kingfisher. (T Nightingale)


Thursday 29th April 2021

Late news, 28/4 SW Coast path, Porthleven – First Downs Car Park: Up to 5 Great Northern Divers. (S Sturgess)

Late news, 28/4 Bodmin: 3 Linnets Halgavor Road, (D Cox)

Linnet, D Cox

Late news, 28/4 Walmsley: Wood Sandpiper. Also a presumed Intersex Eurasian Teal; Channel Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and a drake Wigeon. (P Roseveare.)

Late news. 28/4 Respryn: c40 House Martins. (A Taylor)

Late news 27/4 St Austell Bay: 1 Black-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern Divers, (Birdguides)

Late news 28/4 Newquay: 40+ Whimbrel on Newquay golf course, (M Kelly)

Lostwithiel: Cuckoo calling in woods. (M Surgey

Bolventor: 4 Swift over Bolventor woods (N Bastin)

Rosemullion Head: 2 Great Northern Diver, 40 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Great Northern Diver, Dave Flumm

Great Northern Diver, D Flumm

Sancreed: Cattle Egret. (D Flumm)

Holywell Bay: 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 4 Swallow, 3 Fulmar. (M Surgey)

Kenidjack: 1 Olive-backed Pipit again, mostly in a field 2/3rds way up the coast path from the valley bottom in a cut field with bluebells on the right of the path. Also 2 Raven over, Swallows and House Martins passing through. (T Mills)

Olive-backed Pipit, Tony Mills

Downderry: 28 Great Northern Divers, 15 Whimbrel, a Common Sandpiper and a Sandwich Tern early morning; c20  House Martins this afternoon. (A Payne)

Carminowe Creek, Loe Pool: 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 pair Great Crested Grebe, one with 2 young on its back, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Song Thrush, plus good numbers of Swallow and House Martin, (J Hillier)

Treago Mill. Polly Joke : 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 9 Sedge Warbler 11 Chiffchaff, 20+Linnet 40+Swallow, 2 Kestrel, 1 Raven. (J Green)

Port Quin: 1 Nightingale, singing male in scrub to east (Birdguides)

Sancreed: 1 Cattle Egret, (Birdguides)

Par Beach: 1 Swift, 8 Eider (5 male, 3 female), 32 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel, (A Nicholson)

Stithians: 2 Cuckoo, 1 Swift, Whitethroats, Willow Warblers, Sedge Warblers, (S Turner)

Gerrans Bay: 1 drake Eider, 8 Great Northern Diver, 6 Purple Sandpiper on islets beside Gull Rock, Oystercatcher, (R Kirkwood)

Oystercatcher, Rupert Kirkwood

Great Northern Divers, Rupert Kirkwood

Purple Sandpiper, Rupert Kirkwood

Sunday 25th April 2021

Treeve Moor: Eastern Subalpine Warbler still showing and singing sporadically early pm. (S Finch)

Porthgwarra: Hoopoe at the end of ‘three chimneys’ lane at 0910hrs then flew up the lane towards Arden-Sawah. (M Wallace)

Brew, Sennen: Cattle Egret south, 2nd year Glaucous Gull, Mediterranean Gull, White Wagtail, 6 Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Glaucous Gull – Dave Flumm

Glaucous Gull – Dave Flumm

Glaucous Gull – Dave Flumm

Trevorian, Sennen: Cattle Egret at Trevear Farm, pair Little Grebe, 10 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, Wheatear, Sedge Warbler. (D Flumm)

Botallack: 14 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 1m Woodchat Shrike (“senator”), 1 Hobby (N R Rogers) Also 3 Tree Pipit, 1m & 1f Pied Flycatcher and a Whinchat. (S Rogers) In addition, 1f Pied Flycatcher, Black Redstart, 10 Wheatear, 20 Swallow & 6 House Martin heading north, 4 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 10 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, male & female Siskin briefly then east. (D Flumm)

Woodchat Shrike – Nigel Rogers

Hobby – Nigel Rogers

Pied Flycatcher – Dave Flumm

Siskin – Dave Flumm

Pendeen: Red-rumped Swallow flew up the valley between Trease Common and Coastguard Cottages. Also, 4 Tree Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, 1m&1f Common Redstart, Hobby, Whinchat, 16+ Wheatear and male Ring Ouzel still east side of Carn. (P Combridge) Also, 307 Swallow, 54 House Martin, 24 Sand Martin in 45 minutes this morning. (A Bayly)

Lower Boscaswell, Pendeen: Turtle Dove in hedge this evening. (P Clement)

Pendeen Carn: 10 Wheatear. (S Rogers)

Geevor: Swift over this evening. (A Bayly)

Trewellard: 1 Cuckoo. (S Rogers)

St. Buryan: 1 Hobby over this morning. (M Bishop)

Tregeseal: Cuckoo over north, female Merlin east, Blackcap.  (D Flumm)

Marazion Beach: 19 Whimbrel, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 14 Dunlin, 14 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, 1 Turnstone. (J Hawkey) In addition, Barnacle Goose, 40 Canada Geese, 10 Whimbrel, Swift, c20 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Barnacle Goose – Dave Flumm

Black Redstart – Dave Flumm

Copperhouse, Hayle: 4 (1m) Little Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit this evening. (R Veal)

St Gothian Sands: 1 Snow Goose this afternoon. (B Mellow)

Gunwalloe: 13 Whimbrel and 2 Great Northern Diver offshore, one in summer plumage but distant. (D Collins)

Windmill Farm: 1 Cuckoo (D Eva) Also, Hoopoe, 1m Common Redstart, Grasshopper Warbler. (M Broadbent)

Caerthillian: 115 Whimbrel east, Swift, Yellow Wagtail, lots of Hirundines, Sedge Warbler and Whitethroat. (M Broadbent)

Loe Bar: 3 summer plumaged Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 summer plumaged Dunlin, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Grey Seal and 3+ Orange Tip Butterfly. (P Bedford)

Lelant, Golf Course: 28 Whimbrel. (C Richards)

Falmouth sea-front: 1 Kestrel. (E Tackley)

Redruth: 1 Red Kite over the A30. (J Gee)

St Agnes Beacon: Turtle Dove briefly, 30+ Wheatear, 2 Swift and 200+ mixed Hirundines this morning. (G Lawlor)

Callestick: Red Kite over at 3.25 and Sedge Warbler singing in the garden. (T Wilson)

St Austell Bay: 5 Great Northern Diver ( summer plumage), 1 Whimbrel,1 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 1 Sandwich Tern. (B & L Bosisto)

Par Beach Pool: 10 Cattle Egret, Common Sandpiper. (B & L Bosisto)

Foxhole: Cuckoo from private garden. (B Bosisto)

St Dennis: 2 Cuckoo up the top end of the village this morning. (P Ash)

Gannel Estuary, Newquay: 28 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Grey Plover, 5 Common Sandpiper, 8 Whimbrel and 1 Greenshank this morning. (S Rowe)

Newquay Golf Course: 20 Whimbrel and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit this morning. (D Kendle)

Newquay, Trevoll: 1 Red Kite (at 11.08am and again at 16.38pm in ploughed field next to Rosecliston Park), 4 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 3 Wheatear, 3 Chiffchaff, 7 Linnet, 4m Blackcap, 7 Greenfinch, 1 pair Canada Goose with 7 Goslings, 1 Jay, 1f Sparrowhawk, 5 Skylark,1 Roe Deer, 10 Common Lizard. (S Grose)

Trerice: 11 Rook nests, 1 Green Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Park Head: 1 Nightingale, 1m Black Redstart, 17 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 4 Reed Warbler, 5 Sedge Warbler, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 16 Whimbrel, 31 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail, 21 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Stock Dove and 2 Sparrowhawk. (B Bosisto & P Roseveare)

Stepper Point: 270+ Swallow (in 2 hours), 6 Fulmar, 1 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 30 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 25 Guillemot, 2 Wood Pigeon, 6 Skylark, 1 Rock Pipit, 4 Meadow Pipit, 6 Stonechat, 11 Wheatear, 5 Jackdaw 30 Rook, 5 Carrion Crow, 12 Linnet. (M Scawen)

St Eval Airfield: 1 Tree Pipit, 4 Wheatear. (P Roseveare)

Amble Marshes, Wadebridge: Great White Egret, Little Ringed Plover, Greylag Goose and Swift this morning. (D Julian)

Menacrin Downs, Bodmin Moor: 1 Cuckoo. (P Crispin)

Launceston: 1 Hawfinch still in a private garden this morning. (J Bailey, A Davey)

Hawfinch – Adrian Davey

Poundstock, Bude: 1 Red Kite over this morning. (J Pawley)

Bude Marsh: 1 Grasshopper Warbler singing. (W Salmon)

Widemouth Bay: 15 Whimbrel, c.30 Swallow and Sand Martin over bay, 2 Buzzard. (R Maye)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Common Sandpiper on the weir this morning. (R Mudge)

West Looe: 1 Wheatear in a private garden. (S Netherton)

Polbathic Creek: 2 Whimbrel & 4 Swallow. (A Blonden)

Downderry: 2 Dunlin, a Grey Plover, 6 Whimbrel, 2 Wheatear, and Reed Warbler early morning. Later a Swift east. (A. Payne)

Antony House Garden: 5 Goldfinch; 4 Shelduck; 4 Teal; Mistle Thrush. (R Napp)

Landulph: 1 Sedge Warbler (singing) , 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 6+ Orange Tip, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood. (R Smaldon)


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)


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)


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


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)