Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Late News, 21/09, Scillonian Crossing: Scillonian: Great Skua, juv Puffin, 15+ Razorbill, 8 Guillemot, 50+ Manx Shearwater, 200+ Gannet, 4 juv Kittiwake, Minke Whale, 100+ Common Dolphin. (J Howells)

Porthgwarra: Paddyfield Warbler top of the ridge east of the stonewall pool near the elder clump to 09:30 only. Also Tawny Pipit over,Yellow-browed Warbler at SE corner of Trevean at 08:00 and Redstart on track to Three Chimneys. (M Wallace) 1 Whinchat on ridge. (N Rogers)

Lapland Bunting – Chris Townend

Tresemple Pool: 1 Cattle Egret. (S Elton)

Penmount Crematorium: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at the entrance. (R Wilkins)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1w Caspian Gull, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, Pintail, Shoveler and 2 Snipe.(M Ahmad)

1st winter Caspian Gull – Mashuq Ahmad


Lamorna: 7 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, 6 Common Scoter 3+ Risso’s Dolphin from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Levant: 6 Balearic Shearwater (M Scott-Ham)

Carnyorth Common: Juv. Cuckoo, 29 Golden Plover (M Scott-Ham)

Marazion: Little Stint still at Red River mouth. (M Ahmad). 2 Grey Plover, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin. (J Witheywood)

Little Stint & Common Redshank – Mashuq Ahmad

Wadebridge: 14 Cattle Egret from Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose) 1 Great Egret over flying north this afternoon. (D Julian)

Crowdy Reservoir:14 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 18 Tufted Duck, 1 Juv Common Gull, 79 Black headed Gull, 101 Lesser black backed Gull, 200+ Goldfinch, 51 Pied Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, 3 Siskin, 1 Redstart, 5 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Lower Moor: 7 Lapwing, 163 Rook. (S Grose)

Millbrook: 10 Cattle Egret again. (D Julian)

Rame Head: 2 Ring Ouzel in the churchyard this morning. (B Taggart)

Downderry: Arctic Skua west and 2 Great Northern Divers east early this morning.(A Payne)

Cape Cornwall: Wryneck by EastBound house on coast path between Carn Gloose and Cape Cornwall. (C Townend)

Kenidjack: Wryneck, Water Rail, 8 Stonechat, 26 Robin, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail, 30 Meadow Pipit, Siskin (heard only), 2 Chough. Also 6 Harbour Porpoise & 4 Common Dolphin. (D Flumm)

Wryneck – Dave Flumm

Nanjizal: 138 birds ringed. Migrants included 2 Common Redstart, Yellow-browed Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 107 Blackcap, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler and 3 Grasshopper Warbler. (K Wilson)

Hayle Estuary: 5 Pintail, 1 Spotted Redshank, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit. CarnsewGreat  Egret, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 29 Dunlin; 5 Grey Plover. (J Hawkey).

Carnsew pool: Baird’s Sandpiper, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Great White Egret, Kingfisher, 3 Greylag Geese over (S.Finch)

Mount Hawke: 21 Collared Dove on overhead wires. Also 1 Jay, 8 Goldfinch. (RB & PC Girling)

Devoran to Point: 5 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 1 Osprey (not ringed) caught fish at 09.30, 2 Spotted Redshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk (over). (J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Curlew, 2 Wigeon. (J St Ledger)

Great White Egret – John St Ledger

Soap Rock vicinity: 2 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, 50+ Swallow/House Martin, 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail over, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Hummingbird Hawk Moth. (J Evans)

Lower Predannack: 1 Wryneck, 6 Raven, 1 Skylark, 1 Whitethroat, 10+ Stonechat, 2 Pink-footed Goose feeding at the small pond, then took off over Windmill Farm heading North, 1 Marsh Harrier heard not seen. (J Evans)

Croft Pascoe Plantation: 6 Crossbill over (J Evans)

Old Lizard Head: adult male Ring Ouzel  then probably same bird later by Kynance Road. (T Blundon)

Housel Bay: Yellow-browed Warbler. (T Blundon)

Lizard Downs: Dotterel. (T Blundon)

Caerthillian: Nightingale still south of surfers car park. (T Blundon)

Coverack: 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Turnstone, Curlew, Little Egret, 12 Mediterranean Gull. Red Kite over drifting north at 15:40. (D Wood)

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Thursday 20th October 2016

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Late news, 19/10, Pendower, Roseland: 8 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe at 4:30pm. Also 1 Chough calling. (D Hall)

Godrevy Point: 1 Isabelline Wheatear (P Freestone, et al). 4 Snow Bunting (T Mills, P Dinning, N Truby) Also 1 Northern Wheatear and 1 Kestrel. (T Mills)

Snow Buntings, P Dinning

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Nanjizal: 1 Paddyfield Warbler and 11 Yellow-browed Warblers ringed (K Wilson)

Nanquidno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler between Nanquidno and Hendra. (C Moore)

Godrevy: 1 Jack Snipe. (C Moore)

Land’s End: 1 Wryneck, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 10 Snipe, 1 Woodcock, c.200 Redwing, 20+ Skylark, 2 Raven. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Pendeen: 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Water Rail (JH & K Dalziel) Also Lapland Bunting.

Carn Kenidjack: 1 Snow Bunting (M Scott-Ham)

Woon Gumpus: 1 Lapland Bunting (M Scott-Ham)

Chun Castle: 4 Dartford Warbler (M Scott-Ham)

Morvah: 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine (M Scott-Ham)

St Agnes Head: 1 Short-toed Lark, 1 Green Woodpecker and 5 Skylark. (T Mills)

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Chapel Porth: 1 Dusky Warbler in sycamores opposite enginehouse, also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 m Blackcap, and 2 Chiffchaff. 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Copper and 1 Common Darter. (M Barker, T Mills)

Cudden Point:1 Dartford Warbler (h), 1 Wheatear. 3 Clouded Yellow and a tatty Small Copper. (PJ Smale)

Kenidjack: 1 Wryneck seen today from coast path Kenidjack to Bottalack. As can be seen from the photo it’s missing its tail. (N Truby) Lesser Whitethroat still present by the lower house, 4 Yellow-browed Warbler (1 below donkey paddock by last house, 1 still near green shed opposite sewage treatment works, heard only) (N Truby, D Helliar), Also a group of 7 Goldcrest, 2 Whinchat, 100’s of Robins, 20+ Stonechat, Bullfinch, 2 Redwing, 10+ Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Chough and plenty of migrating finches (mostly Chaffinch but some Goldfinch and a few Linnets) and pipits in the valley and area.(N Truby)


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Ryan’s Field: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Curlew, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Lapwing, 1 Buzzard (over), 1 Robin. (K Bowers)

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Newlyn: Yellow-browed Warbler and Water Rail at Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Camel Estuary: Dalmatian Pelican still at Pinkson Creek.

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel still.

Chapel Point: Yellow-browed Warbler.

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Wednesday 7th September 2016

Late news, 4/7, Ryan’s Field, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 63 Sandwich Tern at evening high tide roost. (Paul St Pierre)

Late news, 6/9, Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Common Sandpiper and 6 Teal. (S Lister)

Late news, 6/9, Marazion Beach: 1 Sandwich Tern, 130 Ringed Plover, 100 Dunlin, 40 Sanderling, 25 Turnstone, 2 Knot, 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (P Fraser)

Trethew Mill, Lanlivery: 2 Bee-eater over late morning. (R Parslow)

Nanjizal: 1 immature Paddyfield Warbler trapped and ringed this morning. (West Cornwall Ringing Group)

Rame: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 1 Blackcap, 11 Chiffchaff and 1 Common Lizard. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Marazion Beech: 1 Buff-beasted Sandpiper. (P Clement) Also 2 Little Stint. (P Freestone)

 Video by J Chapple from 4/9

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 7 Whimbrel, 2 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Bar-tail Godwit, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 50+ Redshank, 60+ Curlew, 2 Dunlin and 19 Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger – photos)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: 1 Knot, 3 Green Sandpiper, 21 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Turnstone, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Wigeon and 1 Peregrine harassing Dunlin. (R Veal)

Kenidjack: c10 Chiffchaff, 1 willow Warbler, 1 Whitethroat and 2 Chough. (DK Parker)

Nanquidno: 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat and 1 Wheatear. (DK Parker, P Freestone)

Porth Joke: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (S Rowe)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: 3 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 40 Little Egret, 9 Mute Swan, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 45 Canada Goose, 2 Shelduck, 15 Mallard, 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Moorhen, 60 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 21 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 65 Redshank, 22 Greenshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, c100 Curlew, 3 Ruff, c150 Black-headed Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 50 Herring Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 3 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 6 House Martin, 15 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, c200 Rook, 40 Carrion Crow and 7 House Sparrow. (M Scawen)

Colliford Lake: 1 Adult Hobby, 5 Immature Great-crested Grebe and 1 Wheatear. (M Frost)

Siblyback Lake: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper but no sign since 10:30. Also Pectoral Sanpiper and 2 Little Ringed Plover still. (DI Julian)

Porthgwarra: Marsh Harrier, 1 Ruff, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 16 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Wheatear and 2 Whinchat. (M Wallace)

Boat Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel.

Land’s End: 1 Wryneck.


Saturday 13 October 2012

Late News 12/10 Hayle Estuary RSPB: Wryneck on path from Ryan’s Field to the causeway bridge.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan plus 4 cygnets, 21 Mallard, 1 Aylesbury Duck, 9 Teal, 15 ad & 1 juv Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 2+ Water Rail, flock of 18 Skylark over, c30 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff and 2+ Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker & B Moore) Firecrest in sallows beyond the railway.

Pendeen: 1 Pied Flycatcher still in Boscaswell stores copse. (A Hartley) Also a report of a Snow Bunting on coast path south of the Coastguards Cottages.

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrest and 2 Goldcrest. (D Parker) Also Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Trevorrian Farm: 8 Meadow Pipit, 1 Skylark, 3 Snipe and ad Peregrine. (D Parker)

Brew: 4 Glossy Ibis in the marshy field south of Brew Pool at cSW 365251 visible from the track beyond the sewerage works, also c80 Meadow Pipits off the approach road. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Longrock: Pale-bellied Brent Goose still offshore. (D Parker)

Church Cove, Lizard: Paddyfield Warbler still in the small quarry at cSW 713128park only in the church car park. (D Eva) Yellow-browed Warbler in copse below the car park. Also unconfirmed report of an Olive-backed Pipit.

Lizard: Red-backed shrike showing very well on hedges around the pond at Housel Bay and female redstart in field just south of the village. (D Eva) Also Hobby over the village and 3 Whinchat by the turn off to Kynance. (L Proctor)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Robin, 3 Wren, 10 Coot, 2 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 4 Carrion Crow, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Raven, 1 Woodpigeon, 2 Buzzard from the Southern Cut Off (feeding station set up temporarily pending full restoration next weekend, all food donations welcome). 2 Great Crested Grebe (1 ad+ 1 juv),  1 Med Gull  (adult), 6 Cormorant, 4 Wigeon, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Wren, 8 Coot, 8 Little Grebe, 48 Herring Gull and 10 Black-headed Gull from the Stuart Hutchings hide. (S Taylor)

Sancreed: 37 Golden plover, 14 Skylark, 3 Swallow, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 6 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Escalls Chapel, Sennen: 2 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Rame:  Barred Warbler at Penmillard Farm briefly at 10;45. (D Clegg)  Also Black Redstart in churchyard. (M Beer)

Camel Estuary: The coloured ringed Ythan estuary Greenshank still present. (E Cornelius et al.)

Towednack: 2 Redwing. ( V Stratton)

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: Wheatear and 20+ Meadow Pipits. ( V Stratton)

Tregaseal Valley: 1 Willow Warbler and 2 Firecrests. Also 2 Adders in Foage Valley. ( V Stratton)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Bar-tailed godwit and c10 Redshank. (A Hartley)

Rumps Point: this afternoon, 2, 1w Ring-billed Gull past SW with 1 1w Common Gull and 10 Black-headed Gull plus 3 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. (C Selway)

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrests west of the church by the turning circle.

Porthgwarra: Corncrake on path to St Leven.

Carn Euny: Glossy Ibis in flooded field 1 mile SW of Sancreed. Park at Carn Euny car park and walk 100m south to view from sharp bend.

Lizard: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Pistil Meadows.

Nanquidno: Ring ouzel at bottom of the valley.

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest in trees by the donkey paddock.

Monday 8th October 2012

Late News 07/10 Sancreed: 3 Little Egret, 1 Swallow and 1 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers with the tit flock at Dried Up Pool also Chiffchaffs and Reed Bunting; Yellow-browed Warbler at Trevean Pool; Snow Bunting on the cliff edge by Halfway Wall; Lapland Bunting by the Coastguards; Wryneck behind Coastguards Cottages by the tarmac road. (R Carrington)

Cot Valley: White’s Thrush between Corner House and Carrallack at 11:40. (N Wheatley) 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and 2+ Firecrests by the Youth Hostel at 11:45. Also 10 Siskins. (A Hartley)

Lizard Village: Yellow-browed Warbler, Redstart, Jay and Water Rail. (T Blunden)

Church Cove: 1+ Yellow-browed Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Willow Warbler and 10 Blackcap. (T Blunden) Paddyfield Warbler in braken and ivy on the coast path to the north of the village. Please only use the church car park and do not park on the narrow road. (A Hartley & S Bury)

Paddyfield Warbler, Steve Bury.

Paddyfield Warbler, Adam Hartley.

Marazion Beach: 28 Turnstone and 1 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 10 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 7 Teal, 8 Mute Swan, 1 Kestrel, 4 Water Rail, 1 Snipe, adult Med Gull, 3 Stonechat, 20 Meadow Pipit, 3 Cetti’s Warblers, 10 Pied Wagtail, 36 Swallow and 1 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Chyandour Coombe, Penzance: Adult Med Gull. (D Flumm)

Sennen: 1 Glossy Ibis in stubble field by track to Trevorian Farm and another by Trevorian Pool. (T Mills, R Farnes & J Selby)

Glossy Ibis, Rod Farnes

Glossy Ibis, Jeremy Selby

Nanquidno: 3 Yellow browed Warblers and 1 Pied Flycatcher. (C Moore)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Greenshank, 20+ Lapwing, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit and 50+ Redshank on Lelant Water; Common Sandpiper and 20+ Meadow Pipits on Ryan’s Field. (S Maycock) Little Stint again from the causeway.

Drift: Glossy Ibis flew north over Tresvennack Farm at 13:45. (B Field)

Falmouth, Pendennis: Red-rumped Swallow south over at 09:15 plus 6 Linnet on the point, 5+ Meadow Pipit, 9 Skylark, 4 Rock Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Little Egret, 1 Med Gull, 1 Curlew,  25 Pied Wagtail flushed from inside castle by 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Coal Tit also 2 Arctic Skua, 1 commic tern, 5 Razorbill, 4 auk sp all going west. (D Chaney)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase: 6 Med Gulls, 1 Turnstone and 2 Little Egrets. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: Pale-bellied Brent Goose flew west across the bay and out of sight behind Pennance Point also 14 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mute Swan, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Whinchat by the golf course, 1 Willow Warbler  en route to Golf course and 1 White Wagtail. (D Chaney)

Swanvale: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Nuthatch. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 44 Mallard, 45 Redshank, 20 Curlew, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Egret and 2 Little Grebe. (D Chaney)

Pendeen: 50 Meadow pipts and 2 Kestrel by the lighthouse. (A Hartley) Yellow-browed Warbler in garden of Whitegates Cottage on road to lighthouse.

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler down by the paddocks plus 1 Redstart and possible Pied Flycatcher.

Photos of yesterdays birds, Brian Field.

Tregeseal: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and a Pied Flycatcher by the stone bridge over the stream.

Loe Pool/Penrose Estate: 10 Firecrests.

Cape Cornwall: 1 Wryneck.

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Redstart.