Sunday 20th September 2020

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Baird’s Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper together at 08:45 at Carnsew/Tempest, also 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 5 Dunlin, 5 Sandwich Tern. (M Pass, S Windle) 2 Great White Egret on Ryan’s Field. (J Chapple et al.)

Dunlin – Stevan Windle

Semipalmated and Baird’s Sandpipers – Stevan Windle

Baird’s Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

West Penwith: Pallid Harrier roaming from Nanjizal, Gwennap Head, Raftra, Polgigga to Brew. (M Wallace et al)

Pendeen: American Golden Plover with 18 Golden Plover briefly in fields by the lighthouse but flushed by a Buzzard. (P Combridge)

Phillack: 1cy Honey Buzzard east over Phillack. (K Wilson)

Nanquidno: Icterine Warbler between the ford and the car park. Also,4 Pied Flycatchers, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler. (S Windle, B Bosisto, P Roseveare, R Augarde)

Icterine Warbler – Stevan Windle

Icterine Warbler – Richard Augarde

Icterine Warbler – Stevan Windle

 

Pied Flycatcher – Stevan Windle

Pied Flycatcher – Stevan Windle

Predannack Airfield: (No public access and difficult to view) Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Dotterel and 100+ Wheatears. (D Wright)

Loe Pool: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper on mud at north end, 6 Wigeon. (I Maclean)

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler in car park sallows. (M Wallace) Two calling Dotterel circled at 07:45 lost to view over Gwennap Head but appeared to be dropping, Lapland Bunting feeding around cross tracks at SW363226 also Whinchat, c20 Wheatears. Tree Pipit and Yellow Wagtail over. (P Marshall)

Lapland Bunting – Mark Halliday

Hobby – Mark Halliday

Hobby – Mark Halliday

Spotted Flycatcher – Mark Halliday

Constantine: Osprey circling over Polwheveral Creek Helford River. (T Pinfield)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret,  1 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, 3 Curlew, 2 Snipe, 1 Barn Owl.(J St Ledger) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Ruff, 2 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Snipe, 3 Curlew, 3 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear. ( D Eva )

Great White Egret – John St Ledger

Land’s End: Wryneck at Trinity Loop plus Firecrest. (P Clement) Hobby and 1+ Reed Warbler (P St Pierre) 3 Whinchat, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2+ Willow Warbler. (P Taylor) Wryneck north of Treeve Common at SW352255 + Redstart, Whinchat, Hobby. (P Marshall)

Kenidjack: 2 Firecrest, Whitethroat plus Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and Wheatears. (J Waldon) Wryneck top of track to Botallack. (J Chapple) 2 Pied Flycatcher, Wryneck and Redstart. (J Swann) In addition, Wood Warbler and Sedge Warbler. (J Eaton)

Common Redstart – Alex McKechnie

Pied Flycatcher – Alex McKechnie

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by water pumping station, plus 2 Pied Flycatcher and Spotted Flycatcher. (N Wheatley, C Townsend)

Millbrook: 10 Cattle Egret, opposite Barn House, along Lower Anderton Road. Also 164 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper & 1 Sandwich Tern. (P Kemp)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Great White Egret, 1 Cattle Egret plus 6 Ruddy Shelduck over.

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler in second sallow clump north of the church. (M Wallace)

Rame: Great White Egret in off the sea plus Whinchat, a Hobby and Pied Flycatcher at Polhawn Bay. (D Clegg) Also, Marsh Harrier East at 1705 hrs. (R Lockwood)

Falmouth: Hobby over Falmouth golf course this afternoon at 13:15. (S Bearhop)

Skewjack: Pied Flycatcher. (M Wallace)

Rame: Hobby. (P Kemp)

Tregrehan: 1 Firecrest at Boscundle Woods in a private garden. (I Stewart)

Marazion: Ad sum plum Red-throated Diver offshore and Little Stint, 4 Knot, Ruff, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Redshank on the beach at red River mouth. (S Rogers)

Penzance: 12 Pale-bellied Brent Geese off Wherrytown. (L Proctor)

Trevilley: 2 Wheatear, 2 Chiffchaff, Whinchat, Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher. (C Moore, P St Pierre)

Nanjizal: 12 Brent Geese off Mill Bay. (C Moore) 1 Pied Flycatcher, 25 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Sedge Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 77 Blackcap, 1 Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Swallow trapped and ringed plus Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit, good numbers of Siskin and c.40 Chaffinch over. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, J Ryan, J Howells) Also, 1 Dotterel over at 9:30am flew towards Porthgwarra. (B Bosisto)

Mount Hawke: 40 plus Goldfinch at garden feeders. (P Roberts)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 38 Canada Goose, 5 Cormorant, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Mallard, 2 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Buzzard, 3 Raven, 32 Carrion Crow, 32 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Blackbird, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Stonechat, 3 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 3 Pied Wagtail, 6 Wheatear, 52 Meadow Pipit, 190 Linnet and 150 Goldfinch. (DA Conway)

Sancreed: Common Redstart, 30 Robin, 7 Chiffchaff and a Northern Wheatear. Still c200 Large White from recent immigration plus Small White, Green-veined White, Wall, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood & Small Copper butterflies & 4 Silver-Y moths. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Little Egret, 5 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 2 Shoveler, Tufted Duck, juv Peregrine, Snipe, Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 20 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, c20 Robin, Grey Wagtail. Flock Crossbill heard Red Lodge area. (D Flumm)

Bar-tailed Godwit – Dave Flumm

Bar-tailed Godwit – Dave Flumm

Penryn River: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 28 Redshank, 6 Little Egret, 34 Curlew, 2 Heron, 6 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 27 Swan, 2 Sandwich Tern, 57 Black-headed Gull, 44 Herring Gull. (J St Ledger)

Gluvian: 1 Firecrest (B Bosisto)

Porth Joke: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 19 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Kingfisher, 20 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch. (S Rowe)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Water Rail, 1 Barnacle Goose, 8 Wigeon, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Goonbarrow china clay works: 3 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff. (S Grose)

Castle an Dinas: 3 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

St Mawes and St Just-in-Roseland: 2 Mediterranean Gulls and a Sandwich Tern. (J Turner)

Newquay: A 2-3m Basking Shark surface feeding no more than 10 ft from me as I was surfing at fistral this morning. Spring tides so around 50m from the beach. (R Wheeler)

Saturday 15th October 2016

Late news, 14/10, Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 4 Ring Ouzel, 35 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear. (V Stratton)

Late news, 14/10, Trevail Valley: 25 Siskin, 12 Redwing, 8 Continental Song Thrush. (V Stratton)

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: A large flock of Turdus Thrushes came in off the sea and consisted of 18 Continental Song Thrush, 14 Blackbird, 7 Ring Ouzel and a probable Black-throated Thrush. (V Stratton)

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Ring Ouzel, V Stratton

Rock: Dalmatian Pelican still, visible from car park. (L Painter)

College Reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper still.

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler in copse by engine shed. 2 Yellow-browed Warbler in donkey paddock plus c15 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and a Lesser Whitethroat. (D Helliar, DK Parker – photos)

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Porthgwarra: Red-eyed Vireo in car park bushes. (Paul-Elie Jay) 1 Firecrest at Trevean Pool. (M Scott-Ham) Also Yellow-browed Warbler in 60ft cover and another just south of halfway wall.

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Red-eyed Vireo, J St Ledger

Gwennap Head: 4 Balearic Shearwater.

Kelynack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler for 3rd day. (R Archer)

Nanquidno: 1 probable Pallas’s Warbler and a Yellow-browed Warbler just beyond Nanjulian. (R Archer)

Nanjizal: 1 Ring Ouzel. (M Scott-Ham)

St Agnes Head: Short-toed Lark still in car park west of New Downs. (M Halliday, T Wilson, DK Parker)

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Short-toed Lark, all photos M Halliday

Church Cove, Lizard: Red-breasted Flycatcher in plantation south of road. 1 Lapland Bunting over. (I Maclean & G Swan)

Lizard: Garden Warbler 2, Merlin, Peregrine, Blackcap (f), Wheatear, Peregrine and a Great Spotted Woodpecker over the village. (T Phelps, C Urquhart) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in Youth Hostel Garden, 1 Reed Warbler in Pistil Meadow. (I Maclean, G Swan)

Hayle Estuary, Carnsew Pool: (am) imm Spoonbill, 3 Grey Plover, 4 Greenshank, 14 ad Med Gull, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit. (R Veal)  Ryan’s field (pm), 1 Curlew, 13 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, Canada geese and Greylag, 8 Oystercatcher, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Little Egret and 1 Spoonbill. (A James)

Hayle, Tennis Club: 1 Yellow Wagtail over west at 16:30. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest again in private garden, 5 Redwing over. (R Veal)

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Curlew

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Kingfisher

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Spoonbill

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Redshank

All photos, A James

Cot Valley: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. Also 1 Ring Ouzel. (M Scott-Ham)

Loe Pool, Helston: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 6 Shoveler, 14 Great Crested Grebe. (G Adams)

Cape Cornwall: Red-throated Pipit reported on golf course 15th/16th holes in front of Nanpean holiday flats. Also juv Rose-coloured Starling. Black Redstart in Cape car park.

Sennen: Great Northern Diver in cove.

St Agnes: Dusky Warbler at Chapel Porth near mining wheel. (T Wilson)

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Dusky Warbler, T Wilson

Newlyn: 2 Black Redstart at Sandy Cove. (P Smale)

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Black Redstart, P Smale

Trevescan: 1 Firecrest. (M Scott-Ham)

Trevilley: Probable Pallid Harrier at 8:30am. (M Scott-Ham)

Longrock Pool: 5 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail and 1 Little Egret. (DK Parker, P Smale -photo)

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Trevose Head: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 3 Curlew, 1 2w Med Gull, 1 Short-eared Owl, 6 Goldcrest, 3 Firecrest,17 Chiffchaff, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 26 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 7 Songthrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, 12 Pied Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting, 12 Corn Bunting, 1 Bullfinch and 1 Siskin. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Maer Lake: 1 Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 27 Snipe, 1 Shoveler and 7 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 colour-ringed Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Lapwing. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Camel Estuary: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Pintail. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

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Wednesday 14th September 2016

Late photo, 11/9, Porthgwarra: 1 Lapland Bunting. (P Tongue)

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Polgigga: 1 juv Pallid Harrier over Raftra Farm area, but not relocated. (M Wallace)

Argal and College Reservoirs: 1 juv/1w Whiskered Tern, (M Halliday, P&H Taylor et al) also 1 Osprey flew over College Res. (M Spicer, T Mills)

Whiskered Tern, John Chapple

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Davidstow Airfield: 1 American Golden Plover, 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 3 Ruff, 4 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin and 4 Wheatear. (M Halliday, P Stidwill, A Langdon, M Spicer, T Mills)

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Charlestown: 2 pairs and two young Peregrine regularly sighted by coastguards at the Coastguard Watch throughout the summer. (D Hastilow)

Bude: 100+ Canada Goose, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Redshank, 1 Turnstone and 1 Dunlin. (H Wilkins)

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Newquay, private garden: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 f Pied Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (D Grose)

Helston Loe Pool: 1 Dalmatian Pelican,  1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Great Crested Grebe. (M & T Hasdell)

The Lizard: 33 Ringed Plover, 15 Dunlin, 1 Knot, 27 Wheatear. (A Pay)

Windmill Farm: 1 Green Sandpiper. (A Pay)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 juv Little Ringed Plover though mobile, 3 Knot, 1 Ruff and 6 Greenshank then flew off from 1f Sparrowhawk. Carnsew Pool: 5 Sanderling, 2 Turnstone, c25 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Common Sandpiper. (R Veal)

Gannel Estuary: 17 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Grey Plover, 15 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel. (S Rowe)

Falmouth to Truro ferry: 1 Osprey at 12.45. (B Burgess)

Calenick Creek: 1 Spoonbill and 7 Greenshank. (A Nicholson)

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Sennen to Land’s End cyclepath: 7 – 10 Wryneck, also Wheatears. (P&A Maddern)

Trevedran: 1 Greenshank, 1 Whinchat, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 yellow wagtail, 30 Swallow and Sand Martin. (M Bishop)

Camel estuary, Dinham area: 5 Curlew Sandpiper, 10 Knot, 6 Greenshank, and 1 2cy Yellow-legged Gull. (D Julian)

Cot Valley – Nanquidno: 1 Wryneck, 1 Hobby, 1 Tree Pipit, 9 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat and 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (N Wheatley)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again.

Roseannon Downs: 1 Osprey over.

Porthilly beach: 1 Black-necked Grebe offshore.

Polzeath Beach: 1 wp Mediterranean Gull. (R Nelson)

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