Monday 14th September 2020

Walks and Events: Regrettably due to rising cases and the latest Covid-19 restrictions on meeting in public and group sizes the walks and events program has had to be suspended until such a time as it is considered legal and proper to restart again. We will keep you informed if there are any changes.

Late News, 13/09, Porthgwarra: 1 Snow Bunting 100m north of stone wall on coast path. (B Dallas, M Halliday)

Snow Bunting – Mark Halliday

Hayle Estuary: Bairds Sandpiper still present today. (MO) Also, 2 Norther Wheatear. (M Ahmad)

Baird’s Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Bairds Sandpiper – Mark Halliday

Baird’s Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Northern Wheatear – Mashuq Ahmad

Polgigga: Ortolan Bunting over ‘Faraway cottage’ at 0810. Also, Crossbill, 4 Firecrest, 2 Tree Pipit, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Wheatear & a Whinchat. Lots of Siskin & Meadow Pipit also on the move. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 2 Crossbill, 5+ Yellow Wagtail, 12 Wheatear, 5 Alba Wagtail. Movement of Meadow Pipit and Siskin. Small trickle of House Martin and Swallow, 1 Sand Martin. 10+ Painted Lady, 1 Clouded Yellow. No sign of Snow Bunting. (M Halliday, B Dallas)

Porthcurno: Yellow Wagtail, 2 Crossbill west and 6 Siskin east. (I Ralphs)

Treleaver, Lizard: Wryneck along coast path in Downas Valley. (L Thomson)

Siblyback Lake: Pectoral Sandpiper, 11 Ringed Plover & 4 Dunlin at 6pm (P Kemp) Also, 3 White Wagtails, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 50+ Pied Wagtails, 8 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Pectoral Sandpiper at the north end of lake. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Dozmary Pool: 1f Scaup, 4 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Trevose Head: 7 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Wheatear, 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Lizard, 200+ Large white Butterfly (B Bosisto L Payne)

Drift Reservoir: Little Egret, 5 Common Sandpiper, Juv Peregrine hunting unsuccessfully. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 8 Siskin north, 4-5 Chough. Also a Clouded Yellow butterfly. (D Flumm) Also, 2 Tree Pipit briefly at west end of valley near coast path. (P Clarke)

Chough – David Flumm

Chough – David Flumm

Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Curlew, 72 Redshank, 16 Greenshank, 1 Peregrine Falcon. (A Nicholson)

Restronguet Creek: 21 Brent Geese, 6 Sandwich Tern (5 adult, 1 juv), 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 4 Turnstone, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

Brent Goose – John St Ledger

Brent Goose – John St Ledger

Bass Point: Balearic Shearwater. (M Scott-Ham)

Frenchman’s Creek: 2 Firecrest. (M Scott-Ham)

Under Wood, Helford: 1 Firecrest. (M Scott-Ham)

Charlestown: 1 juv Sparrowhawk in garden (D Hastilow)

Cot Valley: Pied Flycatcher this evening. (C & D Lamsdell)

Nanjizal Valley: Hobby and Marsh Harrier. (C & D Lamsdell)

Wadebridge: 11 Cattle Egret from Trewornan Bridge at 07.00hrs.(S Grose)

Rock: 2 Sparrowhawk, 11 Mediterranean Gull, Elephant Hawk Moth Caterpillar from private garden. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 133 Curlew, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 211 Carrion Crow, 2 Tawny Owl, 11 Pipistrelle Bat. (S Grose)

Hannafore: 1 Hobby and a Water Pipit. (A Blonden) Also,1 (F) Eider 1 Peregrine Falcon (A Taylor)

Roseland, north of Bohortha: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, also at Towan Beach 1 Sanderling with 7 Ringed Plover. (J Lewis)

Spotted Flycatcher – Jan Lewis

Perranporth: 5 Chough on golf course (S.Cox)

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Sunday 13th September 2020

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Baird’s Sandpiper on east end of Carnsew, Spotted Redshank and Brent Goose on main estuary. (S Rogers)Also, Semipalmated Sandpiper reported early morning.

Porth Joke: Icterine Warbler in Hawthorn 50m before Treago Mill but moved up valley and not relocated. Also 1 Wheatear, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Grey Wagtail, 26 Chaffinch, 10 Meadow Pipit, 4 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 16 Magpie. (S Rowe)

Icterine Warbler – Steve Rowe

Icterine Warbler – Steve Rowe

Icterine Warbler – Steve Rowe

Sparnon: Black Kite photographed over fields to the north late morning. (A Simmons)

Camel Estuary: Osprey took off from a dead tree and flew over the water and caught fish. (H Cooper)

Porthgwarra: Black Kite over early afternoon. (A Simmons)

Windmill Farm: 1, possibly 2, Pectoral Sandpiper over at 10:20, also Marsh Harrier and Siskin over. (D. Wright)

Coverack, Lizard: Ortolan Bunting photographed in stubble fields just west of Coverack. (L Thomson)

Lizard Village: 2 Turtle Dove. (T Blunden)

Soapy Cove, Lizard: 1 Wryneck. (T Blunden)

Kingsmill Lake: 9 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 51 Dunlin, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 31 Curlew, 2 Knot, 18 Cormorant & 2 Kingfisher (P Kemp)

Nanjizal Valley: 110 ringed. Migrants included 17 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 68 Blackcap, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Pied Flycatcher. Also, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, c.25 Siskin, 2+ Grey Wagtail, Water Rail. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, C & D Lamsdell et al)

Point Quay, Devoran: 4 Osprey, two hunting and two in trees. (K Hambly-Staite)

Gwithian: 1 Storm Petrel, 1cy Sabine’s Gull close to shore. (O Cummins)

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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Sunday 30th August 2020

Late News, 29/08, Lizard area: 30 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 1 Sand Martin, Dunlin over (D Collins)

Lands End/Treeve Moor: 4 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Chough, 2 Kestrel, 2 White Wagtail, 6 Stonechat, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff. (S Windle)

Whinchat – Steven Windle

Chough – Steven Windle

Nanjizal Valley: 1 Black Kite, 1 flyover Citrine Wagtail, 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Grey Wagtail, 5 Chough, 3 Siskin, 19 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Snipe, 1 Tawny Owl and a Curlew. Also, 95 ringed including 26 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 35 Blackcap, 15 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Whitethroat. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, R Veal, J Ryan et al)

Black Kite, Reuben Veal

Porthgwarra: 1 Wryneck in hedgerows below ruined cottages, Trevean.(R Veal). 38 Wheatear, 30+ White Wagtail, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit, Willow Warbler. (M Wallace) Also 4 Pied Flycatcher, 5 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Chifchaff, 4 Stonechat between the ruin and the stone wall. (S Windle)

Wryneck – Steven Windle

Drift Reservoir: Little Stint, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 2 Little Egret, Kingfisher. (D Flumm) 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank. (R Veal) Also 1 Kingfisher, 4 Great crested Grebe, 3 Dunlin 1 Greenshank NW arm. (R Chiffers)

Little Stint – David Flumm

Sancreed: Juvenile Dotterel in an old potato field west of Little Sellan Fm (Grid ref SW 427 306), Swift, Whinchat with 5 Stonechat, 3 Willow Warbler. (D Flumm)

Dotterel – David Flumm

Dotterel – David Flumm

Dotterel – David Flumm

Dotterel – Mike Spicer

Whinchat – David Flumm

Hayle: 2 Knot, 3 Bar tailed Godwit, 6 Black tailed Godwit, 33 Dunlin,33 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 2 Wheatear (D Eva). In addition, 2 Curlew Sandpiper (B Bosisto, P Roseveare) Copper House, Hayle: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Curlew, 3 Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 1 Greylag Goose (possible Canada hybrid), numerous Canada Geese. (D Sharp)

Sanderling – Deena Sharpe

Ringed Plover – Deena Sharpe

Coverack: 1 Ortolan Bunting flew over toward Treleaver. (J Foster)

Soapy/Kynance Cove: 2 Wryneck, 3 Whinchat, Female Redstart. (S Kolodziejski)

Goonhilly: juv Marsh Harrier. (J Chapple)

Breage: 1 Honey Buzzard. (C Dale)

Stithians Reservoir, West Bank: 1 Osprey caught a trout at c1715 then circled high to the South, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Wheatear. North Cut-off: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Teal. Stuart Hutchings Hide: 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper. (C Benton)

Devoran; Tallack’s Creek: 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Knot, 2 Whimbrel. At high tide. (J St Ledger)

Marazion RSPB: 1 Whinchat by the entrance early morning. (I Prentice)

Marazion Beach: 2 Knot, 10 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover and 40+ Sanderling. (I Prentice) Also reported 23+ Sanderling, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone, 1  Oystercatcher, 2 Sandwich Tern. (D Sharp)

Gannel Estuary: 7 Dunlin, 5 Ring Plover, 3 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew this morning. (M Lammas)

Maer Lake: 300+ Canada Geese, 1 Grey Heron, several Black headed and Herring Gulls, 3 Moorhens, 10 Swallows, 3 House Martins, 1 Willow Warbler briefly seen and short burst of song. (H Kendall)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Barnacle Goose, 367 Canada Geese, 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 4 Dunlin, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 196 Black headed Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern, 29 Pied Wagtail. (S Grose)

Par Spit Beach: 3 Common Scoter, 2 Raven, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Eider, 2 Ringed Plover. (S Grose)

Rame to Penlee Reserve: 2 Wheatear, 11 Chiffchaff, 50 House Martin, 30 Swallow, 20 Goldfinch, 50 Linnet, 2 Raven 1 male Kestrel 1 female Sparrowhawk. (R Smaldon)

Wacker Quay: 118 Curlew, 16 Little Egret fishing as a group on incoming tide. (R Smaldon)

Downderry: inshore today 7 Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, 1 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, a White Wagtail and a Wheatear. (A Payne)

Stannon; Bodmin Moor: 5 Wheatear , 2 Black Darter (L Payne)

Dobwalls: 3 Swallow, 1 Beautiful Demoiselle in garden (C&J Duffy)

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Thursday 18th April 2019

Late news, 16/4, St Ives: 2 Blackcaps (male and female) in Trewyn Gardens. (K Money)

Late news, 17/4, St Erth Railway station: Green Woodpecker heard “Yaffling” nearby from 06:50 – 07:00. (D King)

Late news, 17/4, Porth Reservoir:  3 Tawny Owl heard, 2 Raven heard. (S Grose)

Skewjack: Drake Green-winged Teal still in a private area. (M Wallace)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler still around the sewage works. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Kenidjack: Ortolan Bunting flew over north and calling, at the top end of the valley, female Ring Ouzel at the bottom end and 2cy Iceland Gull on the beach. (Oriole Birding)

Marazion Marsh: Glossy Ibis, fem Wheatear, 6 Sand Martin. (S. Rogers) Also 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Sedge Warbler, 11 Cetti’s Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler and 15 Sand Martin. (P Fraser) This evening: Osprey lingering over the bay and Marsh at 19.30 plus fem/imm Marsh Harrier over Long Rock. 14 Sandwich Tern, 16 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (S and P Rogers, M Elliott, L Procter, J Hawkey)

Osprey, Steve Rogers

Crowlas: 1 Osprey seen distantly coming from Marazion, appeared to drop into trees. (R Veal)

Seaton: 1 Osprey flew east at 1455 just north of the village. Later, after 1900,  8 Sandwich Tern, 5 Whimbrel and 1 Common Gull noted at Downderry. (A Payne)

Marazion beach: 3 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 40 Turnstone, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Rogers)

St. Just: Pied Crow still present at 1300 on field in front of primary school and around main car park. (D Eva) Also 2 House Martin. (B Toms)

Navax Point: 1 Tree Pipit (D Eva)

Porthilly Point: 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 77 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover, 7 Turnstone, 1 Grey Heron, 20+ Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Holywell Beach: 2 Wheatear. (P Matthews)

Trevose Head: 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap,  2 Wheatear, 15 Swallow, 10 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 2 Siskin,1 Redpoll,  1 Reed Bunting, 2 Corn Bunting. ( B Bosisto)

Towan Head: 1 Merlin, 6 Purple Sandpiper, 20 Turnstone, 1 ‘leucistic’ Starling. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler,  4 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcap, 1 White Wagtail, 3 Wheatear, 2 House Martin, 18 Sand Martin, 35 Swallow. (S Rowe)

Windmill Farm: 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Whitethroat singing, 3 Skylark singing aloft, 2 Blackcap singing, 1 Sedge Warbler singing from brambles on car park perimeter. (J Evans)

Lizard Point: 1 Swallow. (M Hooper)

Porthgwarra: 1 Common Swift over café at 10:10 then flew east along coast. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

St Columb Major: 2 Mediterranean Gull following the plough in fields at Winnards Perch roundabout. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Whimbrel, 1 sum plum Dunlin, 49 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Reed Warbler. (R Veal)

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Monday 24th September 2018

Late news, 22/9, Zennor 1 Wryneck on coast path at Porthmeor.

Late news, 23/9, Truro: 1 Kingfisher flew upriver behind Mannings Hotel. (D Jenkins)

Wadebridge: 9 Cattle Egret, 59 Golden Plover, 1 Lapwing at Burniere Point. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: 1 Tawny Pipit fly-over east at 09.40 and 2 Common Rosefinch below the “Doctor’s House”, top end of carpark. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: 1 Red-rumped Swallow and 1 Tawny Pipit (presumed same as Porthgwarra bird), also 1 Ortolan Bunting, 1 Spotted Crake. 345 birds ringed including 261 Blackcap, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 22 Chiffchaff, Redstart, 4 Reed Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 6 Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, 24 Robin (K Wilson) 1 Spotted Crake, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Firecrest, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Polgigga: 56 Collared Dove, 1 Turtle Dove. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Kenidjack: Wryneck in lower valley beyond furthest house but mobile. (M Scott-Ham)

Botallack: Greenland Wheatear. (M Scott-Ham)

Little Hendra: Merlin, Greenshank on beach. (M Scott-Ham)

Cot valley: 35 Robins, 8 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcaps, 5 Wheatears and a Whinchat. (N Wheatley)

Sennen Cove: 1 Grey Phalarope on the sea, 15 Sandwich Tern. (T Mabbett, R Butts)

Polpry Cove: 2 Grey Phalarope. (N Wheatley)

Levant: Barn Owl hunting this evening. (M Scott-Ham)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Red Kite. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Mount’s Bay kayak trip: 2 Great skua harassing flock of 200 Kittiwake off Mousehole, 5 Sandwich Tern, Eider, 1 Common Tern, 5 Common Scoter, 4 Common Dolphin, 1 Minke Whale. (R Kirkwood)

Nanquidno: 4 Blackcaps, 1 Willow Warbler, 5/6 Chiffchaffs. (R Butts)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Dunlin, 15 Redshank, 20+ Teal. Carnsew Pool: 10 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, 5 Oystercatcher. Ryan’s Field: 210 Canada Goose, 1 Whimbrel. Copperhouse Creek RSPB: 3 Mute swan, 3 Oystercatcher, 5 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 4 Redshank, 15 Canada Goose, 1 Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher. (T Wilkinson)

Colliford Lake: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper still 50m north of Dam carpark. (M Beer, C Buckland)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Osprey. (S Kolly)

Perranporth airfield, Cligga Head: 3 Chough flying north along the cliffs towards Perranporth. (B Kennett)

Wheal Jane: 1 Green Sandpiper, approx 60 House Martins and 4 Swallows over. (K Dalziel)

Devoran Quay: 1 Osprey (juv), 1 Peregrine (over) at 07.30. (J St Ledger)

Lower Predannack: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Dartford Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap (4 male, 2 female), 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger)

Kestrel, John St Ledger

Kynance: 1 Merlin (D Collins)

Windmill Farm: 1 Whinchat. (D Collins)

Trispen: 40 House Martin,18 Pied Wagtail, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Teal, 1 Little Grebe at the local nature reserve (B Bosisto L Payne)

Whipsiderry: 2 Peregrine, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Bude: Female Sparrowhawk hunting Wood Pigeons (unsuccessfully) at the rugby club pitch late afternoon. R Maye)

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Monday 10th September 2018

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Little Egret, 30 Teal, 11 Canada Goose, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Wheatear, 3 White Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Lanyon Quoit: 1 Kestrel, 1 Barn Owl quartering close to quoit. (J Evans)

Boswarthen: 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Garden Warbler singing at Madron Holy Well, several Swallow and House Martin, 1Willow Warbler. (J Evans)

Path to Watchcroft and approach: “1 possible Olivaceous Warbler (light cream uppers and coverts, faint eye-ring, pale white underside, stout long bill, broad darker tail, Wood Warbler sized.)” Also 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Raven. (J Evans)

Kynance Cove area: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Wheatears. (D Collins)

Grasshopper Warbler – D Collins

Soapy Cove: 3 Reed Warblers, 2 Whinchats, 1 Wheatear. (D Collins)

Caerthillian Cove: Melodious Warbler, 6 Whinchat , 1 Spotted Flycatcher , 2 Reed Warbler , 1 Yellow Wagtail. (M Pass, M Spicer, D Collins)

Church Cove: 1 Wood Warbler. (D Collins, M Pass, J Foster)

Wood Warbler – D Collins

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Juvenile Whimbrel. (E Cornelius, C Hayward) Also 2 Ruff, 2 Knot and hundreds of other roosting birds scattered by low flying Tornado(?) RAF. (T McGowan)

Sancreed: 1 Ortolan Bunting (in private stubble field), 40 White Wagtail, 10 Pied Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Cattle Egret with Little Egrets until 19:50, below salmon fields then flew towards Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

St Levan: Turtle Dove. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 8 Wheatear, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Whinchat & 3 Willow Warbler. (M Wallace)

St Austell: 1 m Sparrowhawk in private garden. (Chris Hooper)

Sparrowhawk – Chris Hooper

Bude canal: 2 Whinchat. (A Taylor)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 juv Osprey as previously. (Head markings distinctive.) Perched as before at 16:45, also 4 Little Grebe. (D Hall)

Saltash: Osprey flying south at the China Fleet Club around 16:20. (R Smaldon)

Mawgan: Hobby, Peregrine and Spotted Flycatcher at Mudgeon Vean. (S Cox)

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