Saturday 1st September 2018

Late photos, 30/8, Porthgwarra:

Syke’s Warbler – Linton Proctor

Syke’s Warbler – Linton Proctor

Late photos, 31/8, Drift Reservoir:

Ruff – Linton Proctor

Greenshank – Linton Proctor

Late news, 31/8, Whipsiderry: 6 Corn Bunting, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Whimbrel, ‘Commic’ Terns offshore. (S Grose)

Late news, 31/8, Carnyorth Common: 1 Hobby, 12 Whinchat. (P Clement)

Late news, 31/8, Widemouth Bay, Bude: Osprey perched on telegraph pole. (H Murden)

Polgigga: Wryneck on track between Higher and Lower Bosistow. (M Wallace)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 32 Teal, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 100 Swallow, 70 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin, 1 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 10 White Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail. (D Flumm) 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Turnstone. (C Moore)

Stithians Reservoir: Drake Ring-necked Duck, also 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 1 Curlew, 17 Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover, 15 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 3 Lapwing, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 10 Teal. From Stuart Hutchings hide. (L Ozsanlav-Harris, J St Ledger, S Williams)

Drake Ring-necked Duck – John St Ledger

Drake Ring-necked Duck – John St Ledger

Greenshank – Stephen Williams

Wheatear – Stephen Williams

Maer Lake: Juvenile Garganey, 4 Curlew, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 1 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 3 Lapwing, 20 Common Snipe, 2 Yellow Wagtail. (B Bosisto) Also Spotted Redshank reported.

Siblyback Lake: 12 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Yellow Wagtail. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Curlew Sandpiper on Lelant saltings mid afternoon and c30 Sanderling, 36 Med Gulls and 1 Sandwich Tern on Ryan’s Field. (P&C Brewster) Spotted Redshank reported still present.

Davidstow:  Adult Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Wheatear & 1 Common Snipe. (B Bosisto)

Mermaid II pelagic: 2 Great Shearwater, c60 Sooty Shearwater, 3+ Balearic Shearwater, c80 Storm Petrel, 3 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Little Gull, 10 Arctic Tern. (M Elliott)

Millbrook Lake: 4 juv Shelduck, 98 Canada Goose, 122 Redshank, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper and 5 Mediterranean Gull. (B Taggart)

Dodman Point: 4 Pied Flycatcher and 1 adult Peregrine. (P Kemp)

Upper Tamar Lake: 6 Cormorant, 1 Swallow, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Tit. (H Kendall)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Mute Swan, 7 Great Crested Grebe with 1 very vocal juvenile, 6 Coot, 12+ Swallow, 1 House Martin, 40+ Mallard, 12 Teal. (H Kendall)

Rosenannon Downs: 7 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Gadwall, 6 Little Grebe, 27 Moorhen and 1 Kingfisher. (DK Parker)

Restronguet: Osprey again on post on island.

Porth Joke: 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 40 Swallow. (S Rowe)

Newquay: 5 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe)

Rame Head: 2 Ortolan Bunting early am in bushes along Military Rd. Relocated 15:00 on wires with Goldfinches at Rame Farm horse paddock. (C Buckland)

Penlee Reserve: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, both on wires at bottom of reserve. (C Buckland)

Pendeen Watch: 5 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Chough, 21 Swallow & 1 Kestrel. Offshore large raft of feeding Manx Shearwater with 30-40 Sandwich & ‘Commic’ Tern, 2 Common Scoter. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Cot Valley: 2 Blackcap, 1 Whinchat, 6 House Martin & 10 Swallow, Painted Lady & Red Admiral butterflies. Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Boscastle: Wryneck at Trevalga along edge of field below the village.

Tregonetha Downs: 11 Raven, 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Yellowhammer, 3 Common Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Partridge, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Porth Mear: 8 Corn Bunting in post-breeding flock. Also 100+ Swallow on passage, 6 juvenile Stonechat and 2 juvenile Wheatear. (P McVey)

Sennen Cove: 4 Common Tern, 21 Mediterranean Gull (mainly juveniles including one with white colour ring 3959). (J Hawkey)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Spoonbill, flushed by horse riders. (V&P Skilton)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 21 Turnstone this evening. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Polbathic Creek: 58 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 1 Heron, 2 Little Egret. 1 Kingfisher feeding at bottom of garden. (A Blonden)

Caerthillian, The Lizard: Nightingale, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whinchat. (T Blunden)

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Thursday 30th August 2018

Late news, 29/8, Croft Pascoe: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Tawny Owl  (D Eva)

Porthgwarra:Sykes’s Warbler in scrub by the stonewall pool this am and still present this afternoon and evening. (M Wallace) Also 2 Wryneck (one below ruined building, one at stonewall), 24+ Yellow Wagtail over, 1+ Pied Flycatcher, 3+ Whinchat, ‘many’ Tree Pipits over, 13 Wheatear, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Ringed Plover. (R Veal, M Wallace, R Wilkins et al.) Hella Point seawatch (07:00-09:45): 1 juv. Sabine’s Gull, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Sooty Shearwater reported.

Sykes’s Warbler – Phil Taylor

Devoran: 1 male Ring-necked Duck with Mallards. (S Votier)

Nanjizal: 300 birds ringed including 1 Nightingale, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Redstart, 97 Sedge Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 80 Blackcap, 44 Willow Warbler, 14 Grasshopper Warbler, 13 Reed Warbler, 15 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (M Grantham, K Wilson)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Wryneck east side Willow Carr at 10:00. (A Horn-Norris) Wryneck seen again from standing stone at 10:25. (R Veal, D Chadwick) Also 2 Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Water Rail, 1 Wheatear, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 14 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler. (R Veal)

Cot Valley: 1 Wryneck half way along public footpath between Letcha (south side of Cot Valley) and Polpry Cove (near bottom of Nanquidno) at 10:40. Also 1 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat and 2 Spotted Flycatcher shared between the valleys. (N Wheatley)

Callington: 1 Wryneck reported in a garden at Newbridge.

Pendeen (06:00-09:00): 3 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 6 Common Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern, 10 Common Scoter, 12 Whimbrel.  (P Flint)

Gwithian Towans: 1 Hooded Crow. (M Spicer)

Drift: 1 Marsh Harrier high SW over reservoir 09:20, 5 Little Egret, 18 Teal, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 60 Swallow. (D Flumm) 4 Little Egret, 6 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Chiffchaff, 30+ Swallow. (K Bowers)

Grey Wagtail, Kevin Bowers

Little Egret, Kevin Bowers

Cormorant, Kevin Bowers

Sancreed: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 3 Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Porthilly Beach: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Curlew, 15 Greenfinch, 2 Raven overhead. (S Grose)

Hayle Kimbro Pool: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper. (S Kolodziejski)

Lizard: 1 Spotted Flycatcher and several Tree Pipits at various locations. (S Kolodziejski)

Lizard Peninsula (08:00-15:45): 120+ Tree Pipit (lots more prior to 08:00 per T Blunden), c40 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Wheatear, Garden Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 20 Blackcap, 20 Whitethroat, GSWoodpecker, Swift, 4 Sand Martin, steady Swallow/House Martin movement, c15 White Wagtail, 4 Grey Wagtail. (M Pass)

Old Lizard Head: 5 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, 75+ Goldfinch, 1 Whimbrel (over). (J St Ledger)

Caerthillian (near Pump-house): Tree Pipits (heard), 3 Whinchat, 2 Whitethroat, 50+ Linnet. also Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler. (J St Ledger)

Croft Pascoe: 5 Spotted Flycatcher (3 adult, 2 young).  (J St Ledger)

Whinchat, John St Ledger

Spotted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 7 Little Grebe, 3 Lapwing from Stuart Hutchings hide. (G Adams & J St Ledger) 1 Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Black Tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, c15 Dunlin, c15 Ringed Plover, 3 Lapwing. (S Kolodziejski)

Hayle Estuary: 2 juv Curlew Sandpiper from the causeway this evening. Carnsew Pool: 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper. (T McGowan)

Marazion Beach: 1 Knot, 7 Redshank, 4 White Wagtail, 2 Sandwich Tern. (R Veal)

Polgigga: 14+ Whinchat, 1 Tree Pipit. (M Wallace, R Veal)

Maer Lake: 1 Knot, 1 Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Craven)

Siblyback Lake: 3 Common Sandpipers, 6 Ringed Plovers, 9 Dunlins, 3 Grey Wagtails, 20 Pied Wagtails, 8 Wheatears, 1 Shovler, 2 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 8 Grey Herons, 8 Sand Martins,100 House Martins, Barn Swallows, 6 Blackcaps, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Kingfishers. (C Buckland, M Beer) 20 Little Grebe, 12 Cormorants, 3 Wheatear, 2 Treecreeper, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Dunlin. (R Napp)

Wheatear, Rick Napp

Dunlin, Rick Napp

Cormorant, Rick Napp

Dobwalls: 54 House Sparrows in the garden (C&J Duffy)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 3 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Spit: c80 Oystercatcher, 8 Sandwich Tern, 2 Turnstone and 1 Med Gull roosting on the harbour wall. (M Jones)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Dipper, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Coot, 7 Great Crested Grebe (3 juv), 52 Canada Geese, 19 Moorhen, 2 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 75 Med Gull. (S Rowe)

Lethytep, Lanreath: 2 Greenfinch. (P Hambly)

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Tuesday 28th August 2018

Late news, 27/8, Lizard: Female Marsh Harrier flying west, 2 miles north of Lizard village at 10.50. (S Croft)

Porthgwarra: Fea’s type Petrel west at 08:44. (B Richards et al.) Also 11 Balearic Shearwater, 20 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 5 Great Skua and 2 Risso’s Dolphin between 06:30 and 14:10. Sabine’s Gull close in mid afternoon. (R Archer)

Pendeen: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 4000 Manx  Shearwater, 1 Whimbre, 1 Wheatear between 06:15 & 08:30. (P Flint) 2 Wheatear, general movement of distant Auks and Shearwaters NE to SW,10-12 Common Dolphin with a shoal of fish + diving Gannets 14:30-16:00. (M Brooks, J Piper)

Cape Cornwall: 6 Chough to the NE over Kenidjack cliff paths and 2 on the golf course, 2 Whimbrel on the golf course, 3 Stonechat. (M  Brooks, J Piper) 

Drift Reservoir (members only): Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 60 Swallow, 30 House Martin, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Winter plumaged Spotted Redshank from quay house inn early morning. (S Turner) Also 2 Common Sandpiper Ryan’s field. (M Costa) Juv Little Gull still from the causeway.

Nanjizal: 202 birds ringed including 7 Chiffchaff, 27 Willow Warbler, 66 Sedge Warbler, 22 Whitethroat, 38 Blackcap, 4 Reed Warbler+ control, 17 Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat & Nightingale. Also Dotterel flew over. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Wheatear, 2 Tree Pipit, male Redstart, 5 Willow Warbler, 5+ Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 3+ Great Spotted Woodpecker and 23 Collared Dove. (DK Parker, MD Wallace)

Eden Project: 1 Grey Wagtail in the Rain Forest Biome. (E Tackley)

Lethytep, Lanreath: 5 Spotted Flycatcher. (P Hambly)

Maer Lake: 13 Black-tailed Godwits, 206 Canada Geese, 21 Black-headed Gulls, 4 Moorhens, 1 Lapwing, 75+ Swallows with a very few House Martins intermixed, 26 Teal,  35+ Mallard, 18 Wood Pigeons. (H Kendall)

Ruan: Osprey on the low tide at 14:00. (R Wilkins)

Kingsmill Lake: Osprey, heading east to Tamar. (M Buckle)

Stithians Reservoir: 12 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 7 Ringed Plover, 3 Snipe, 4 Wheatear 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed GodwitAll from Stuart Hutchings hide. ( B.Toms)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher (3 Kingfishers together, observed by 2 anglers yesterday), 9 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Rame Head: 1 Velvet Scoter west, 11 Fulmars,1 Manx Shearwater west, 7 Oystercatchers,1 Great Skua west, Gannets diving on fish shoals. Many Common Dolphins and Minke Whale. (C Buckland)

Rame: 7 Yellow Wagtails, 1m Whinchat,1f Redstart,1 Garden Warbler, 6 Collard Doves, 8 Whitethroats, 2m Cirl Buntings, Meadow Pipits, 2 Adult Ravens and 1 juv, 1Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrels. (C Buckland)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Merlin, flock of Goldcrest overhead. (S Grose)

dkp/sgr

Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Late news, 21/8, Truro: Gull flock (predominantly Herring Gull with some Black-headed Gull), much in excess of 200, probably feeding on flying ants over Rosedale Estate, Truro, for quite while around 17:00. (K & J Mortimore)

Late news, 21/8, Lizard: 11+ Yellow Wagtail at Old Lizard Head, plus Wheatear, 12 Sand Martin & 2 Tree Pipit over. (M Pass)

Bude: Adult female Honey Buzzard flying low SW this morning at 06:15, being mobbed by 15 Herring Gulls and Carrion Crows. (N Bastin)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 imm. Glossy Ibis reported still.

Nanjizal: A total of 153 new birds ringed, including 1 Nightingale, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 52 Sedge Warbler, 6 Grasshopper Warbler, 13 Whitethroat, 17 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 7 Reed Warbler, 17 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff and 11 Swallow. Please keep to public rights of way. (P Roseveare, K Wilson)

North East Lizard Village: Moulting adult Black Kite circled between 12:50 and 14:15 at least, seemingly confused by lots of ocean! (M Pass)

Nanquidno: 1 Lesser Whitethroat still showing opposite the 5 bar gate. (T McGowan)

Pendeen 06:00-09:00: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 3000 Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Storm Petrel, 4 Common Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull & 2 Whimbrel. (P Flint)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Green Sandpiper. (M Evans)

Marazion Beach: 1 juvenile Little Gull, 1 Greenshank, 1 Peregrine over, Sea Daffodils on the dunes. (M Evans) Also 110+ Dunlin, 60+ Sanderling, 40+ Ringed Plover, 6 Turnstone, 2 ad. Mediterranean Gull, at the red river mouth at around 17:00. (R Butts)

Sea Daffodil – Mike Evans

 

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Gadwall, 1 Greylag Goose, 15 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 38 Dunlin, 21 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 62 Curlew, 23 Med Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern (B Bosisto)

Gannel Estuary: 39 Med Gull, 7 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

The Lizard: 8 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit over and 1 Pied Flycatcher towards Kynance. (L Ozsanlav-Harris)

Pendeen: 2 Chough at Pendeen Lighthouse 15:30 and 12 Dolphin 1/2 mile out on fish shoal. (P, K&H Woolley)

Sennen Bay: 1 Arctic Skua west.

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 pair of Redstart, 2 Wheatear, 10 Ringed Plover, 1 juv. Little Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 2 Teal, 3 Common Sandpiper, 10 Snipe, 20 Cormorant, 120 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Little Grebe, 20+ Pied Wagtail, 2 Sand Martin, Barn Swallows,15+ House Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Raven. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Golitha Woods: 2 Dippers down stream from bridge, 3 Siskin,1 Marsh Tit, Nuthatches, Coal Tits, 2 Treecreeper. (C Buckland, M Beer)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 15 Storm Petrel this evening. (S Rowe)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua chasing Gulls, 50+ Manx Shearwater, 20+ Gannet. (D Clapp)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Newquay, Huers Hut: 9 juv. Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Sandpiper on rocks below. (S Grose)

Pentire and the Rumps: 8 Fulmar, c.200 Manx Shearwater, 25 Gannet, 7 Cormorant, 3 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 5 Kestrel, 1 Pheasant, 3 Oystercatcher, 105 Black-headed Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Black-backed gull, 35 Herring Gull, 9 Wood Pigeon, 2 House Martin, 20 Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 6 Rock Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 1 Blackbird, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, c.100 Rook, 12 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 3 Starling, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch, 80 Linnet. 1 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 6 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Wall Brown, 4 Meadow Brown, 5 Small Heath, 1 Six-spot Burnet  (M Scawen et al.).

dkp/rjv

Tuesday 7th August 2018

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Late photo, 6/8, Drift Reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper. (N Hallam)

Pectoral Sandpiper, Nicholas Hallam

Late news, 6/8, Windmil Farm: 1 male Lesser Emperor on pool in grazing field. (G Taylor)

Lesser Emperor, Gary Taylor

Nanjizal: 2 Nightingale caught and ringed early am. (K Wilson)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Drake Lesser Scaup still opposite the hide at 4pm though it disappeared from view shortly after this. Marsh Harrier flew over NW arm. Also 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 juv Dunlin,1 Snipe but no sign of the Pectoral Sandpiper. (A Hartley)

Lesser Scaup, Adam Hartley

Wood Sandpiper, Adam Hartley

Maer Lake: 4 Garganey, 9 Teal, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 6 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Lapwing. (S Rowe) Also 1 fem Sparrowhawk, 1 Curlew, 3 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 150+ Wood Pigeon. (B Craven)

Marazion to Longrock Beach: 1 sum plum Knot this am. (P St Pierre). 78 Ringed Plover, 81 Sanderling, 1 Redshank and 20 Dunlin this evening. (S Rogers)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 juv. Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Lapwing, 6 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel. (P St Pierre). Also 5 Common Sandpiper on Ryan’s Field.

Pendeen 07.00-09.00: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater and 1 juv Mediterranean Gull. (G Taylor). 14.00 – 16.00: 6 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Sooty Shearwater reported. Also 9 juv/1w Med Gulls lingering off the lighthouse this morning. (A Hartley)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Snipe, 3 Lapwing, 2 Teal, 5 Curlew. (D Eva). Also 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Snipe, 2 Whitethroat (feeding young). (J St Ledger)

Penryn, College Reservoir: 1 Great Crested Grebe sat on nest. (J St Ledger)

Penryn campus: 1 Southern Migrant Hawker, probably for it’s 5th day.

Newlyn Harbour: 2 Raven attacking a Feral Pigeon, 4 Mediterranean Gull (2 adult & 2 juv.) on rocks behind Tolcarne Inn. (S Grose)

Longrock Pool: 2 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe (3 adult & 1 juv.), 2 Teal. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Dunlin. (MJ Spicer) Also 1 Pochard with 28 Tufted Duck, 1 Gadwall, 10 Little Grebe & 5 juv, 4 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

St Ives: 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth in private garden. (N Hallam)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Nicholas Hallam

Windmill Farm: 2 Southern Migrant Hawker.

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Sunday 20th May 2018

Late news, 19/5, Edgcumbe: 2 Nightingale reported singing, SSE of Stithians Reservoir.

Hayle: Iberian Chiffchaff still singing at the back of the Millpond around the wooden bridge early morning and still present early afternoon. (S Rogers, B Hibbett)

Polgigga: Iberian Chiffchaff still singing along Bosistow Lane early morning. (K Wilson)

Porth Beach: 2cy Ring-billed Gull on the beach below Glengorgal Hotel, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull with a green ring on left leg, but couldn’t read info due to poor light. (S Grose)

Land’s End: 2 Turtle Doves in pines west of Swingates. (M Ahmad)

Kenidjack: Black Kite high over, 09:45 to 10:10 at least. (N Wheatley) Also Wryneck singing at bottom of valley on N slope above donkey paddock at 10:50. (N Wheatley)

Penhale: Osprey flying and calling above the sea at Penhale sands viewed from the surf, flying East at 09:00. (C Stephenson)

Wadebridge: Bee-eater over south at 15:10. (D Julian)

Hobbacott, Bude: 1 Red Kite. (H Kendall)

Launcells, Bude: 1 Red Kite, also two Great Spotted Woodpeckers. (H Kendall)

Crowlas: 1 Red Kite over A 30 at  11:15. ( B Toms, M Curtis)

Mousehole: 1 Sparrowhawk over woodland opposite Penlee lifeboat Station. (S Grose)

Penzance: 15 Purple Sandpiper, 1 male Eider on rocks opposite styles ice cream shop. (S Grose)

Chiverton cross Roundabout: 7 Buzzard, 2 Red Kite over Pentraze at 13:20. (S Grose)

St Newlyn East: 1 Cuckoo, 2 Yellowhammer on Penhallow Moor. (S Grose)

Sancreed: 1 f Common Redstart, 1 Cuckoo, 6 Swift, 2 Garden Warbler. (D Flumm)

Truro: 2 Swift flew over my house at 1.40 pm. (D Jenkins)

Marazion beach: 1 sum plum Sanderling. (S Williams)

Sanderling, Sam Williams

Bartinney Downs: 1 Cuckoo. (S Williams)

Cuckoo, Sam Williams

Croft Pascoe: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest singing continuously, 1 Cuckoo observed throughout morning calling and mobbed by various passerines, 2 others heard East and West, 1 Swift, 2 Stonechat, 2 Siskin, 1 Sparrowhawk. (J Evans)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 15 Canada Goose, 2 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Mallard, 1 Coot, 15 Black-headed Gull, 14 Herring Gull, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 23 Carrion Crow, 13 Jackdaw, 4 Magpie, 7 Stock Dove, 7 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 5 House Sparrow, 5 Blackbird, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Goldfinch, 8 Chaffinch, 8 Linnet, 5 Green-veined White and 3 Wall butterfly.  (DAConway)

Rame: 1 m Whinchat, 1 N Wheatear, Whitethroats. (C Buckland)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Puffin on the water north of The Brisons; same or another later in flight.

Whipsiderry: 1 m Reed Bunting, 3 Corn Bunting, 12 Oystercatcher, 3 Stonechat, 2 Raven, 7 Skylark. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach (evening): 5 Whimbrel, 16 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 30+ Sanderling & 1 Turnstone. (J Hawkey)

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Sunday 6th May 2018

Late news, 5/5, Lizard Point: 67 species seen, highlights included 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Black-throated Diver, 11 Great Northern Diver, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Common Scoter, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Red Kite, 2 Swift, 2 Yellow Wagtail. (T Blunden)

Red Kite Day 2018: Whilst over the last couple of weeks we’ve had odd sightings of Red Kite, today numbers increased dramatically. Started with a late report from yesterday with 4 Red Kites at Boyton heading south to Launceston. (R Loy). St.Austell: 5 Red Kites flew over this morning at 9.15 am. (C Hooper) 2 Red Kite over Truro Station at 10.15. (R Augarde) At 10.45 1 Red Kite over Trevenen. (P Reynolds) 5 Red Kites over Treviglas school in Newquay at 10.40 am. (D Grose) 7 Red Kite over Goldsithney and 2 over Boscastle (P Tillsley) at 11.30. (R Nicholls) Polgigga, Red Kites seem to accumulate her for a while, 4 at 12.30; 13 at 13.20; then 19, then 41 at 13.30. Red Kites (S & P Rogers, M Wallace, D.Beadle, S.Ellis) then drifted back east.  Hayle, Ventonleague 19 Red Kites moving East from 14-45pm – 15.35pm, including 10 together at 15.20pm. (J&T Rutter) At Callestick, 21 Red Kites E (1 @ 11.25, 1 @ 11.50, 11 @ 14.00, 7 @ 15.25, 1 @ 17.20). (T Wilson)

Red Kite, Chris Hooper

Polgigga: 1 Iberian Chiffchaff still 14:45 and singing continuously. (MJ Spicer, R Veal, P Roseveare)

Chapel Porth: 1 Iberian Chiffchaff still singing and showing well. (S Rowe)

Lizard Point: 1 Serin. (W Claydon) Plus 1 Blue-headed Wagtail and 4 Red Kite. (T Blunden)

Colliford Lake: 1 probable Woodchat Shrike.(N McBreen)

Treveal Cove: 1 Nightingale heard and 1 Lesser Whitethroat.

Rame Head: 1 singing Wood Warbler.

Marazion beach: 1 Grey Plover, 20 Dunlin, 5 Sanderling, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull.  (S & P Rogers) Evening: 12 Sanderling, 11 Dunlin, 3 Turnstone, 5 Ringed Plover with 2 Sandwich Tern offshore. (J Hawkey)

Grey Plover, Steve Rogers

Morvah, Trevowhan, Trevean Farm: 1 Hoopoe at 5pm. (J Clegg)

Penlee Point: 1 m Whinchat.

Croft Pascoe/Goonhilly: 1 Cuckoo, 4 Siskin, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler,  2 Chiffchaff, 3 Swallow, 2 Linnet, 1 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard (S Van Hear)

Lands End:  1 Barn Owl hunting. 1 Sedge Warbler ( B.Toms, M Curtis)

Sennen: 1 Carrion/Hooded Crow hybrid. (M Ahmad)

Hybrid Carrion/Hooded Crow, Mashuq Ahmad

Bosigran: 3 Grasshopper Warbler ( 2 seen) , 4 Whitethroat, Cuckoo heard. ( B. Toms, M.Curtis )

Par Beach Pool: 1 Little Grebe, 2 House Martin, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Red Kite, 1 pr of Great Crested Grebe with 2 young. 1 Kingfisher, 1 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Tresemple Pool: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel. Chiffchaff, Wren, Blackbird and Woodpigeon all nesting (D Eva)

St Erth: 4 Whimbrel over. (MJ Spicer)

Perranporth Dunes: 2 Red Kite W @ 10.20 + Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat and 5 Common Whitethroats (T Wilson)

Caradon Hill: 4 Wheatear seen near the summit, 3 males 1 female, (at least 2 of the males looked like Greenlanders). (D Cleal)

Lanner: Cuckoo calling 7pm (R Hampshire)

Dennis Head on Helford River:  1 Lesser Whitethroat singing all day. (T Pinfield)

Scorrier, Tregullow: 1 Cuckoo. (A Curwen)

Kennack Sands: 1 Basking Shark (P. Bedford)

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