Thursday 14th October 2021

Devoran, Tregoose Farm Point Road:– 2 Firecrest in the trees uphill from the farm. Also, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 4 Nuthatch, and Blue Tit flock. Mid afternoon.(M Wilson)

Boscean Farm, St Just: 1 Woodlark, south c. 10:45 (P Fraser)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Merlin, female. (P Fraser)

Kenidjack – top; 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff,.– bottom: 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest. (P Fraser)

Rosehill, Marazion: 12 Siskin east at 08:00. (P Fraser)

Lizard Point: ca 1000 Razorbill west between 08.00 and 09.00. 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 3 Common Scoter.. (D Collins)

Sennen Cove: 1 Black Redstart, on rocks. (Birdguides)

Dozmary Pool: Ring-necked Duck. (Birdguides)

Porthgwarra: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Hawfinch. (Birdguides)

Mevagissey: White Stork, flew north towards Pentewan. (Birdguides)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Spotted Redshank,1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Golden Plover, 4 Lapwing, 14 Curlew, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger & R Bowyer)

Cattle Egret. John St Ledger

Harlyn Bridge: 1 Cetti’s Warbler singing briefly and seen in reeds/willows (I. Bennallick)

St Leven: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher. Along coastal path to Porthgwarra at 15:00. ( P Gammage)

Troon: 1 Black Redstart. (S Taylor)

Park Head: Viz Mig 1 Olive-backed Pipit briefly perched before heading west at 07:45. 1 Richards Pipit over heading west at 08:15. Also, 31 Redwing, 18 Song Thrush, 99 Meadow Pipit, 67 Skylark, 43 Chaffinch, 4 Siskin, 18 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer, 5 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chough, 28 Woodpigeon, 55 Starling, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Merlin, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. Also in and around Porth Meor, 1 Firecrest, 8 Goldcrest, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcap, 2 Wheatear, 13 Song Thrush and 5 Chough. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Richard’s Pipit. Bob Bosisto

Land’s End: 5 or 6 Blue Fin Tuna, probably 5 or6. (J&J Elvin.)

Nanjulian Cliff: Adult Yellow-legged Gull. (A Trout)

Yellow-legged Gull. Andy Trout

Yellow-legged Gull. Andy Trout

Mullion: Flyover “Tree-type” Pipit. (P Harris)

Church Cove: Lesser Whitethroat, just north of the Lifeboat station. (P Harris)

Hayle: Semi-palmated Sandpiper still present, 1 Ruff on Ryan’s Field and 1 Firecrest ( D Eva )

Drift Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher and a ‘Todd’s’-like Canada Goose with 78 Canadas – looking browner, darker with slighter build and thinner neck, smaller bill and darker chest than nominate ‘Atlantic’ Canada Goose alongside but black neck not reaching back would seem to eliminate ‘Todd’s’, B.c.interior. (D Flumm)

Black-necked Grebe. Dave Flumm

Canada Geese. Dave Flumm

Black-necked
Grebe. Dave Flumm

Penryn: 5 Stock Dove flew S early morning. Also small numbers of Redwing moving S and 3 Grey Wagtail. (C Benton)

Late submission, 13/10 St Agnes Head: viz mig, 14 Redwing, 12 Song Thrush, 41 Meadow Pipit, 20 Skylark, 15 Siskin, 2 Green Finch, 27 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 23 Goldfinch, c50 Linnet, 13 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 17 Magpie, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Curlew, 1 Green Woodpecker and 3 Chiffchaff. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Late submission, 13/10, Truro: 200 Jackdaw flew W in one tight flock mid afternoon. (C Benton)

Late submission, 13/10, Trevose Head: 1 Chough. (Z Gracey, C Parker)

Chough. (Zoe Gracey/Charlie Parker)

Late submission, 13/10, Fowey Estuary: 2 Osprey. (R Kirkwood)

Osprey, Rupert Kirkwood

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Wednesday 13th October 2021

Camel Estuary: Semipalmated Sandpiper. (M Scawen)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Semipalmated Sandpiper still, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Whimbrel. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto) 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank reported at Copperhouse.

Nanjizal: Red-throated Pipit, Olive-backed Pipit, Common Rosefinch, 40+ Redwing, 80 Song Thrush, 1 Fieldfare around the valley with 5 Redwing and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff trapped and ringed. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Stithians reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 3 Lapwing, Curlew, Wheatear, 14 Redwing. (C Foote) Also 2 Spotted Redshank, 6 Ringed Plover, 15 Golden Plover, 1 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 4 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 1 Wheatear. (D Collins)

Pectoral Sandpiper, Charlotte Foote

Truro: Yellow-browed Warbler behind city MOT Newham. (J Chapple)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Cattle Egret. (P Walsh, P Fraser)

Bartinney: ringtail Hen Harrier over. (G Barlow)

Polgigga: Hen Harrier. (M Wallace)

Ponsongath: Woodlark South. (J Foster)

Kenidjack: 3 Mistle Thrush, 100+ Meadow Pipit, Wheatear, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (J Waldon)

Callestick: Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff and first returning Teal to private lake. (T Wilson)

Tresemple Pool: 2 Common Snipe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Greenshank, Teal, 50 Curlew, Redshanks, 8 Long-tailed Tits. (P. Pearson)

Rame Head – Penlee Military Road: 15 Chiffchaff, 121 Swallow moving E, 2 House Martin, 12 Jay, moving E. c150 Skylark  c60 Meadow Pipit, 4 Stonechat  3 Collared Dove, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Kestrel, 1 Southern Hawker. (D Clegg)

Freathy: 8 Chiffchaff  4 Blackcap. (D Clegg)

Withnoe Barton fm, Freathy: 5 Cattle Egret- with cows, seen from coast road. (D Clegg)

Coverack: 1 Peregrine with blue leg ring, several Chiffchaff. (A Lea)

Porthgwarra: c50 Golden Plover, 8 Wheatear, 2 Chough, 2 Kestrel, 2 Jay, Snipe over, Chiffchaff. (J&J Elvin)

Maen-du Point, Perranuthnoe: 1 Whimbrel, 7 Curlew, 6 Shag, 4 Cormorant (PK Bray)

Perranuthnoe Village: 5 Long Tailed Tit (PK Bray)

Pentire: 3 Chough. (AM Verdon)

Lizard Point/Housel Bay: 1 Raven, 40+ Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 5 (2m 3f) Stonechat, 3 Dunnock, 1 Great Tit, 1 Robin, 1 Rock Pipit, 23 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna chasing fish off Bumble Rock 09.45 – 11.45am. (M Webb)

Stonechat, Martin Webb

Meadow Pipit, Martin Webb

Bluefin Tuna, Martin Webb

Bartinney: male Hen Harrier, several Kestrel. (R Chiffers)

Lizard, Jolly Town: 1 Cuckoo; 1 Merlin just North of here. (C Richards)

Falmouth: 10+ Redwing, Siskin, Pied wagtail, Grey wagtail and 15+ Meadow Pipit over 7:20 – 7:40am (G Wills)

St Ives Island: 3 Purple Sandpiper (on boulders off NW end) 40 Turnstone. (N May)

Lanner: 140 Redwing, 1 Firecrest. (S Turner)

Botallack: 1 Swallow at 1210. (N May)

Millbrook: 15 ad Mediterranean Gull. (R Smaldon)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 14 Canada goose, 4 Mute swan, 6 Shelduck, 65 Wigeon, 9 Mallard, 6 Wood pigeon, 2 Collared dove, 120 Oystercatcher, 15 Lapwing, 5 Grey plover, 2 Ringed plover, 120 Curlew, 6 Bar-tailed godwit, 23 Dunlin, 1 Semipalmated sandpiper, 5 Common sandpiper, 85 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 220 Black-headed gull, 2 Mediterranean gull, 1 Common gull, 1 Great black-backed gull, 155 Herring gull, 3 Lesser black-backed gull, 1 Great northern diver, 5 Cormorant, 4 Grey heron, 24 Little egret, 1 Marsh harrier, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine falcon, 1 Jay, 3 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 25 Rook, 45 Carrion crow, 2 Raven, 1 Coal tit, 2 Blue tit, 3 Skylark, 1 Wren, 8 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Song thrush, 2 Robin, 8 House sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 4 Grey wagtail, 3 Pied wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Red admiral, 3 Speckled wood. (M Scawen et al)

Sennen: male Ring Ouzel reported.

Predannack: Yellow-browed Warbler.

Penberth: Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Hawfinch reported over heading South.

Walmsley: Glossy Ibis reported still.

Drift: Black-necked Grebe reported still.

Porthgwarra: Short-eared Owl reported over 1820.

Monday 11th October 2021

Pendeen: juvenile Pallid Harrier hunting allotments 1445 to 1455 (P Combridge, S M Combridge)

Carnsew Pool, Hayle: juv Semipalmated Sandpiper on Carnsew Pool (present since at least 9th October when identified as Little Stint). Also Spotted Redshank this evening. (R Veal, M Ahmad et al)

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Mushaq Ahmad

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Mushaq Ahmad

Sennen: probable Hudsonian Whimbrel reported in off sea then flew inland.

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs this evening. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto et al) Also, 1 Glossy Ibis, 1 Great White Egret, 17+ Cattle Egret, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Dunlin, 12 Snipe, 8 Curlew, 50+ Lapwing, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 5 Gadwall (1m, 3f), 4 Shoveler, 2 Swallow, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (A Lea & J St Ledger)

Lesser Yellowlegs – Bob Bosisto

Lesser Yellowlegs – Adrian Lea

Glossy Ibis – Adrian Lea

Great White Egret – Adrian Lea

Cattle Egret – Adrian Lea

Nanjizal: 1 probable Olive-backed Pipit (sound recording being verified), 56 Stock Dove, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe, 6 Swallow, c20 Skylark, 35 Siskin and 3 Grey Wagtail over head this morning. Also, 140 birds ringed on private site. Migrants included, 23 Chiffchaff (including 1 tristis), 3 Goldcrest, 83 Blackcap, 9 Meadow Pipit, 8 Robin. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, R Veal)

Porthgwarra: Richard’s Pipit in fields south of Raftra farm at midday before flying east. Also, Yellow-browed Warbler still in 60ft cover. (M Wallace) In addition, 52 Stock Dove & 15 Common Buzzard in a field at Ardensawah Farm, 8 Kestrel, c50 Skylark, Wheatear, 7 Jay, Grey Wagtail, 15 Pied Wagtail, 3 Chough. (D Flumm)

Stock Dove – Dave Flumm

Jay – Dave Flumm

Kenidjack: Hawfinch over engine shed. (D Walbridge)

Church Cove: Yellow-browed Warbler. (J Foster)

Lizard: 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Brambling, 1 Whinchat, 17 Stock Doves over during the day. (D Collins)

Kynance Cove: 1 Wheatear, 1 Black redstart (juv). (K Dalziel and J Hawkey)

Goonhilly Downs: 4 Kestrel, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Snipe, 7 Golden Plover. (S Chandler)

Nanquidno: 2 Firecrest. (N Beasley) In addition, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (heard only), 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Jay. (N R Rogers)

Trevilley: 1f Merlin and Snipe. (M Scott-Ham)

Trevean: 1m Merlin. (M Scott-Ham)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 8 Little Grebe, 1 juv Great Crested Grebe, 1 Wigeon, 33 Mallard, 4m Tufted Duck, 40+ Canada Geese, 6 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Buzzard, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant 09.30 – 11.45am. (M Webb)

Black-necked Grebe – Martin Webb

Little Egret – Martin Webb

Black-necked Grebe – Martin Webb

Marazion to Maen du Point: 1 Kingfisher (Marazion Marsh) 25+ Curlew, 6 Little Egret & 7 Bar-tailed Godwit (feeding in the exposed sand/mud east of St Michael’s Mount) also 1 Willow Warbler (P & S Naylor)

Gwithian: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 25 Pied Wagtail, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Greylag Goose. (P Roseveare B Bosisto)

Fowey Estuary: 2 Osprey. (1 catching a Bass, the other being harassed by crows.) (R Kirkwood)

Osprey – Rupert Kirkwood

Osprey – Rupert Kirkwood

St Clement: 1 Barnacle Goose and 1 Greylag Goose with Canada Geese. (L Sampson)

St Agnes Head: 4 Cattle Egret flew east. (G Lawlor)

Pentire Head, Newquay: 12 Choughs including juveniles. (H & M Taylor)

Towan Headland: 9 Chough. (D Ensor)

Qiuntrell Downs: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 43 Mallard, 2 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 18 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 3 Kingfisher, 48 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe)

Camel Estuary, Rock: 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose and c60 Mediterranean Gull. (A Langdon)

Camel Trail, Quineaport /Grogley Halt: 1 Little Grebe, 2 Dipper, 3 Grey Wagtail, 11 Jay, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Nuthatch, 5 Marsh Tit, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Raven over, 2 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Mute Swan, also observed but not counted, Goldcrest, Long tailed Tit, Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Siblyback Lake: 2f Garganey, 1 Dunlin, 1 Tawny Owl, 6 Greylag Goose, 1 Swallow, 1 Kingfisher (L Birtwistle)

Tawny Owl – Linda Birtwistle

Rame – Penlee Reserve: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, (between Penmillard Farm and 1 Rame Cottages,) 1 Black Redstart, 1 Firecrest, , 52 Chiffchaff, 2 Siskin, 8 Stock Dove, 28 Jay, c300 Skylark, 4 Blackcap, 3 Yellowhammer, c300 Meadow Pipit, 2 Mistle Thrush, 74 Starling, c500 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldcrest, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 12 Pied Wagtail, 3 Collared Dove, 1 House Martin, 12 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Clegg)

Yellow-browed Warbler – Darrel Clegg

Kingsmill Lake: 1 juvenile Avocet viewed from the hide. (R Lucas)

Millbrook Lake: 4 Cattle Egret, 14 Oystercatcher, 146 Wigeon & 10 Redshank (P Kemp)

Downderry: (0740-0830), 30 Common Scoter, a Shelduck, 14 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Little Egret, 4 Mediterranean Gull , and 120+ auks west. At least 23 Kittiwake east. (A Payne)

Woon Gumpus: ringtail Hen Harrier this afternoon. (P Clement)

Late submission, 10/10, Rame Church to Penlee NR 09:00-12:00: 1 Red-throated Pipit calling in flight with 50+ Meadow Pipits.  Landed in scrubby field at end of Military Road. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in trees near Rame Church. 1 Firecrest with LT Tits in Penlee CWT NR. 9 Jay, 100+ Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Stock Dove, 50+ Woodpigeon. (G Lewis)

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Sunday 10th October 2021

Pendeen: 1 Black-browed Albatross on the sea between 09:40 and 09:45 then flew west. (Birdguides)

Maen Cliff: Olive-backed Pipit or Tree Pipit called overhead heading north. (P Bright Thomas)

Nanjizal: 140 ringed on private site. Migrants included 88 Blackcap, 23 Chiffchaff including 2 tristis, 1 Reed Warbler, 10 Robin and a possible Olive-backed Pipit over. Also 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe over. (K Wilson, J Ryan, R Veal)

Lands End: probable Richards Pipit low north over car park at 8.15am (P Bright Thomas)

Porthgwarra: 1 Richards Pipit over at 8.55 am. Also, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Golden Plover, 4 Snipe, 198 Meadow Pipit, 1 Brambling, 63 Chaffinch, 14 Siskin, 9 Gold Finch, 10 Green Finch, 21 Linnet, 6 Swallow, 3 Grey Wagtail, 24 Pied Wagtail, 14 Skylark, 140 Starling, 18 Woodpigeon, 7 Song Thrush, 12 Chough, 4 Jay, 14 Magpie, 11 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare, M Wallace) In addition, 1 Merlin, 8 Siskin, 3 Wheatear. (P St Pierre)

St Levan: 1 Richards Pipit flew low East at 09.25. Also, 3 Goldcrest and 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jays and 1 Green Sandpiper over calling. (T Disley) In addition, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (P St Pierre)

Sennen: Richards Pipit over fields behind church and juvenile Rosy Starling still on wires opposite Seaview holiday park (M Ferris) In addition, pale-bellied Brent Goose, 3 Sandwich Tern and 17 Mediterannean Gull. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, M Ferris)

Pendeen: Richard’s Pipit flew east calling at 1030 (P Combridge) In addition, 4 Snipe, 7 Jay (east), 1 Swallow, 7 Skylark, 4 Common Chiffchaff , 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap , 7 Goldcrest, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit (A Bayly)

Walmsley Reserve: Glossy Ibis, Cattle Egret, Greylag Goose, Kingfisher and 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (A Pipier, M Reeves)

Lizard Point: 1 juvenile Turtle Dove, 6 Siskin and 4 Jay over. (I Maclean)

Turtle Dove – Ilya Maclean

Turtle Dove – Ilya Maclean

Turtle Dove – Ilya Maclean

Praa Sands: 1 Snow Bunting on Lesceave Rocks. (I Maclean)

Treleaver, Lizard: 250 Swallow, 1+ House Martin, 1 Sparrowhawk. 50 Swallow were feeding over fields much of the afternoon and were joined for 5mins by another 200 that came in from the S. (C Benton)

Lizard Downs: ringtail Hen Harrier. (D Collins)

Soapy Cove: Garden Warbler, Whinchat. (D Collins)

Loe Beach to Restronguet Point: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Raven. (K Hambly-Staite)

Mullion: Three Chough flocks consisting of 13, 6 and 2. Also one Jay. (P Harris)

Botallack: 13 Common Scoter south, 2 Wheatear, 40 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chough. (D Flumm)

Cot: 2 Swallow. (D Flumm, N Beasley)

Kenidjack: tristis-type Chiffchaff in donkey paddock, Water Rail dropped into bracken then walked to stream and flew into reeds at bottom of valley. (M Scott-Ham)

Nanquidno: 1 Spotted flycatcher, 1 Firecrest, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, B Mellow, R Augarde, N Beasley)

Spotted Flycatcher – Phil Taylor

Drift Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret, 2 Great crested Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 1 Wigeon, 3 Tufted Duck, 1st winter Common Gull. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Rosehill, Marazion: Great Northern Diver over high heading south east early morning. (P Frazer)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Little Stint. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto) In addition, adult Little Stint and adult Curlew Sandpiper among Dunlin this afternoon. (R Stone) Also, 1 Ruff on Copperhouse Creek. (M Rouncefield)

Ruff – Marlene Rouncefield

Ruff – Marlene Rouncefield

Maen-du, Perranuthnoe: 1 Wheatear, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Stoat (PK Bray)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Curlew, 4 Lapwing at the southern causeway and a Willow Tit viewed from the hide this morning. (A Lea)

Willow Tit – Adrian Lea

East Pentire: (08:15-09:00) 3 Balearic Shearwater, 28 Common Scoter, 5 Teal, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 40 Kittiwake, 2 Chough. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 34 Swallow. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 3 Swallow over this morning. (E&I Carne)

Gannel Estuary: 4 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 2 Redshank, large flock of Greater black-backed, Herring and Black-headed Gulls. (E&I Carne)

Par Beach Pool: 4 Swallow, 9 Mediterranean Gull, 173 Black headed Gull, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Water Rail. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 11 Eider, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (S Grose)

Par Docks /Spit Beach: 3 Eider, 1 Grey Plover, 9 Sanderling, 11 Dunlin, 14 Turnstone, 19 Ringed Plover, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 48 Cormorant, 61 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Nanpean/Foxhole: no sign of Ring-necked Duck, 22 Tufted Duck, 42 Teal, 12 Little Grebe. (B Bosisto)

River Camel, Wadebridge: 1m Mandarin and 1 Common Sandpiper. (D Cox)

Compass Point, Bude: 2 Chough. (A Hall)

Late submission, 09/10, Trevilley: Black Redstart, flava type Yellow Wagtail over. (P St Pierre)

Late submission, 09/10, Velandreath: 1 Whinchat. (P St Pierre)

Late submission, 09/10, Trevorrian Pool: 3 Lapwing, 20+ Golden Plover. (P St Pierre)

Late submission, 09/10, Kenidjack: 1 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 15 Siskin. (P Frazer)

Late submission, 09/10, Marazion: 2 Sandwich Tern in the evening. (P Frazer)

Late submission, 09/10, Bodmin Moor: 300+ Golden Plover mobile around Bearah Tor area. (P Crispin)

Late photo submission, 09/10, Nanquidno: Leucistic Stonechat. (M Ahmad)

Leucistic Stonechat – Mushaq Ahmad

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Sunday 29th August 2021

Nanjizal: 1 American Golden Plover over. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare, J Howells) Later heard over St Levan. (P Fraser)

St Agnes, Trevellas Coombe: 1 Olive-backed Pipit with Meadow Pipits. (G Lawlor)

Goonhaven Nature Reserve: 1 Glossy Ibis this morning. (J T Lewis)

Glossy Ibis – John Lewis

Mounts Bay: White-tailed Eagle being mobbed by Gulls over Newlyn harbour. They moved over to the mount and then inland over Marazion. (C Upton)

Caerthillian/Kynance Road: 1+ Wryneck, 6 Whinchat, 3 Tree Pipit, 4 Yellow Wagtail, Ruff flew over. (M Pass)

Windmill Farm: Wryneck and Ruff. (T Blunden) Also, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher and Lesser Emperor Dragonfly. (D Wright)

Gunwalloe: Tree Pipit and 3 Yellow Wagtail over early morning. (M Grantham)

Halzephron Cliffs: Yellow Wagtail over, Whinchat and good numbers of Whitethroat in the hedges. (M Grantham)

Porthgwarra/Polgigga: Wryneck, 12 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk. (M Boldy) Additional report, 6 Whinchat, 9 Tree Pipit, 12 Yellow Wagtail, 13 White Wagtail, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 17 Willow Warbler, 5 Wheatear, 1 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank. (R Veal)

Polgigga, Bosistow Lane: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Tree Pipit. (R Veal)

Pendeen: 1 Golden Plover, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 13 Tree Pipit, 3 Whinchat, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher. (P Combridge, A Bayly)

Kenidjack: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 7 Willow Warbler. (N Rogers)

Nanjizal Valley: 158 ringed on private site. Migrants included 19 Chiffchaff, 1m Firecrest, 28 Willow Warbler, 19 Reed Warbler, 24 Whitethroat, 13 Blackcap, 26 Sedge Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher and 4 Tree Pipit. Also in/over the valley, 2 Green Sandpiper, Snipe, Ringed Plover, 10+ Tree Pipit, 1 Pied Flycatcher 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, c.15 House Martin, female Lesser Emperor Dragonfly (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, J Howells)

Spotted Flycatcher – Josh Howells

Pied Flycatcher – Josh Howells

Firecrest – Josh Howells

Drift Reservoir: 2 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, 2 Teal, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Little Grebe, Whitethroat, 9 Pied/White Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Chûn Downs: Pied Flycatcher, 10 Wheatear, 8 Whinchat, Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, 4 Kestrel. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary: 1 unringed Osprey, 3 Sandwich Tern, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 47 Ringed Plover, 64 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 222 Black-headed Gull, 3 Redshank, 87 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 46 Teal, 20 Wigeon, 488 Canada Goose. (S Taylor) In addition, 3 juvenile Little Stint and 1ad summer plumage Grey Plover. (B Mellow & J Hawkey) Also Osprey. (M Ahmad)

Osprey – Simon Taylor

Stithians: 1 Little Stint, 1 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 1 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 20 Swallow, 1 Greylag Goose, 10 Cormorant, 10 Teal, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret (S Van Hear, D Eva, M Grantham)

Devoran: 1 Osprey. (M Costa)

Towan Head: 13 Mediterranean Gull west this am. (S Rowe)

Park Head: Dotterel (heard only), 2 Whinchat, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Corn Bunting, 3 Chough. (C Auld)

Menna: 1 Sparrowhawk over. (S Grose)

Mevagissey Harbour: 5 Turnstone, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Grey Heron (high on cliffs north of outer harbour), 1 Little Egret. (S Grose)

Par Beach pool: Common Sandpiper on the pool, juvenile Mediterranean Gull and 3 Whimbrel over heading SW. (G Barter)

Castle an Dinas: 1 ad Yellow legged Gull, 150+ Linnet, 3 Buzzard, 1f Adder. (S Grose)

Bradford, Bodmin Moor: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whinchat. (L Sampson)

Stowes Hill, Bodmin Moor: 1 juvenile Cuckoo, 2 juvenile Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard. (S Sanderson):

Cuckoo – Steven Sanderson

Cuckoo – Steven Sanderson

Colliford Reservoir: (05.30 to 10.30) 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Snipe, 1 Ruff, 1 Golden Plover, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Little grebe, 2 Great-crested Grebe, 13 Meadow Pipit, 22 Pied Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 30+ Dunlin, 1 Kestrel, 1 Whinchat. (N Woods)

Ruff – Nigel Woods

Greenshank Nigel Woods

Kingsmill Lake 08:30 – 10:45: 1 Osprey, 1 Kingfisher, 3, Knot, 1 Whimbrel, 90 Curlew, 16 Redshank, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Dunlin, 19 Shelduck, 26 Greenshank, 280 Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Black-backe Gull. (D Clegg)

Osprey – Darrel Clegg

Upper Tamar Lake: 14 Ringed Plover, 6 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Dunlin, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (R Mudge)

Late submission, 27/8, Colliford Lake: 2 Dunlin. 1 Little Stint. (S Sanderson)

Late submission, 28/8, Hannafore beach: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Eider Duck. (S Sanderson)

Late submission, 28/8, Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Willow Tit, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 House Martin. (R Mudge)

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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

Wednesday 28th April 2021

Late news, 27/4, Nanquidno: 6 Blackcaps, 3, Common Whitethroats, Kestrel, 2 Common Buzzards. (V Stratton)

Late news, 27/4, Wicca Cove: 3 Cuckoos, 4 Common Whitethroats, 4 Canada geese flying out over the sea. Also 16 Fulmar on their breeding ledges, one of the oldest Fulmar nesting sites in Cornwall. (V Stratton)

Late photo, 26/4, Perranporth: 49 Whimbrel in flock on beach. (A Langdon)

Whimbrel, Adrian Langdon

Kenidjack: Olive-backed Pipit. (D Flumm et al) Also 4 Common Swift, 25 Barn Swallow, 18 House Martin. (P Fraser, D Flumm)

Olive-backed Pipit, Steve Rogers

Olive-backed Pipit, Nigel Rogers

Olive-backed Pipit, Dave Flumm

Olive-backed Pipit, Dave Flumm

Newlyn: 1w American Herring Gull, 2cy Iceland Gull on Tolcarne rocks. (M Elliott)

Foxhole: drake Ring-necked Duck, 3 Tufted Duck, 8 Sand Martin. (L Bosisto)

Gwinear: 1 Hooded Crow with Corvid flock in ploughed field opp cemetery entrance. (S Grose)

Walmsley: Wood Sandpiper, probable intersex Eurasian Teal this evening. (P Roseveare) Also Great White Egret reported.

Gwenver: male Blue-headed Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail. (R Archer)

Balleswidden (near St Just): ringtail Hen Harrier over A3071 at 0950 and 1215. (J Summers)

Goonhilly: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Swift, 1 Whitethroat and 5 + Willow Warbler, Cuckoo (heard only). (T Pinfield)

Windmill Farm: 1 Cuckoo, few Whitethroat, Sedge Warblers, Blackcaps, 60+ Swallows, 1 Sand Martin, 2 House Martins, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel. (T Pinfield)

Caerthillian Valley: Whimbrel over. (T Pinfield)

Hayle, Harvey’s Towans: 7 Whimbrel, 1 Kittiwake, 26 Ringed Plover, 64 Dunlin. (S Grose)

Carnsew Pool: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Bar tailed Godwit, 5 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 89 Dunlin, 29 Ringed Plover, 4 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Leedstown: 15 Rook nests. (S Grose)

Porthleven Harbour: 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Sandwich Tern offshore. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 m Pochard, 50+ Sand Martin, 4 Rock Pipit, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Pr nesting Mute Swan, 13 Tufted Duck, 2 Shelduck, 16 Linnet, 1 Reed Warbler. (S Grose)

Tehidy Golf Course: 26 Whimbrel. (S Grose)

Perranporth Golf Course: 20+ Whimbrel. (D Dungate)

Rame Head – Penlee: 17 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 10 Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler, 17 Blackcap, 48 Whitethroat, 28 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Whimbrel. Also vismig from Rame Headland (1230 – 1330); 66 Swallow , 20 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Swift (all in off sea and north). (K Pellow)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 20 Sand Martin, 10 Barn Swallow, 5 House Martin. (P Fraser)

Drift Reservoir: Coot, Whimbrel, 2 Swift, 15 Sand Martin, 7 House Martin, 20 Swallow, 2 Reed Warbler. (D Flumm)

Anderton, Nr. Millbrook: 5 Whimbrel. (D Sharp)

Rame Head: 2 Swift, 1 House Martin, numerous Swallows and Sand Martins, 1 Wheatear, 4 Linnet, 1 Kestrel (D Sharp)

Whimbrel, Deena Sharp

Swift, Deena Sharp

Whitsand Bay: 2 Whitethroat. (D Sharp)

St Austell Bay: 5 Great Northern Diver (4 winter plumage, 1 summer plumage), 1 Black-throated Diver, 9 Eider, 4 Whimbrel, 5 Dunlin, 3 Sandwich Tern. (B & L Bosisto)

Par Beach: 3 recently hatched Canada Goslings, 2 Grey Heron, 10 Swallow, 15 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin. (B & L Bosisto)

Goonzian Downs: Cuckoo. (A Newsham)

Tregeseal: Occupied House Martin nest in village. (D Flumm)

Buttermilk Hill: 4 Wheatear in fields by Anjue Cottage. Also a flock of 10 Ring Ouzels with 4 males, 4 females and 2 first summer males, 8 Wheatear in sloping fields toward Towednack. (V Stratton)

Stepper Point Headland: 15+ Skylark, 12+ Rook, 20+ Jackdaw, 20+ Crow, 8 Pheasant, 25+ swallow, 1 Blue Tit, 50+ Kittiwakes, 6 Cormorants, 10 Great Black-backed Gulls, 4 Oyster catchers, 10 Fulmars, 1 Gannet, 7 Stonechats, 3 Linnet, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Dunnock, 1 Wren, 2 Robin, 1, Blackbird, 8 Herring Gull, 1 Razorbill, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Collared Dove. (J. Goodair)

Downderry: early morning 13 Whimbrel, 3 Common Scoters, 3 Shelducks and 10 Great Northern Divers. 8 House Martins moving east this afternoon. (A Payne)

Land’s End: Ring Ouzel still.

Please note – a Tripod has been found in the Lelant area. Please contact cornwall@rspb.org.uk if this is yours.