Wednesday 16th October 2019

Late news, 15/10, Looe Island: 1 Blackbird, 2 Blackcap, 36 Black-headed Gull, 57 Carrion Crow, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Cormorant, 1 Curlew, 2 Dunnock, 2 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 10 Goldfinch, 104 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 32 Herring Gull, 15 Little Egret, 4 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Pheasant, 6 Robin, 8 Rock Pipit, 5 Shag, 2 Stonechat, 1 Water Rail, 2 Whimbrel, 6 Woodpigeon, 5 Wren, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Spooner)

Marazion: Grey Phalarope feeding c10m off the beach near the sand dunes at c08:30. (R Veal) Moulting juvenile White-rumped Sandpiper feeding in the cut off channel of Red River at c09:55 and still present at 15:10 despite the dogs and holiday makers. (M Ahmad et al.)

White-rumped Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

White-rumped Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

White-rumped Sandpiper – Nick Truby

White-rumped Sandpiper – John Chapple

Porthgwarra: Red-breasted Flycatcher in NW corner of 60ft Cover and Yellow-browed Warbler in the car park sallows, also 2 Firecrest, 3 Wheatear, 6 Siskin & Hummingbird Hawkmoth in the area. (M Wallace)

Lizard: Barred Warbler still present between the pump station and the camp site. (M Pass) Pied Flycatcher in the village.

Nanjizal: Olive-backed Pipit in and over the valley. Also Ring Ouzel, Woodlark, 8 Siskin over plus 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Water Rail. 71 birds ringed, mostly Meadow Pipit but 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest and a late Common Whitethroat. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Penzance: Red-throated Diver in the marina at mid day. (L Proctor) Also 81 Turnstone, 27 Ringed Plover at Jubilee Pool. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Kynance Cove: Red-backed Shrike again on footpath ESE of Soapy Cove. (J Cook)

Porthcurno: Yellow-browed Warbler south of the car park, just east of the “beach cafe” also 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Firecrest. (D Chowns)

Zennor: Yellow-browed Warbler opposite the Tinners Arms at 17:30.

Penlee NR: Yellow-browed Warbler with tit flock also 5 Chiffchaff , 7 Goldcrest, 2 Stonechat. (K Pellow)

Rame Head – Polhawn – Penlee: 12 Chiffchaff , 2 Blackcap , 8 Goldcrest ,25 Stonechat , 35+ Skylark , 20+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear , 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (K Pellow) Woodlark over. (C Buckland)

Pentewan: Arctic Tern on the beach.

Perranporth: Little Gull flew over the beach at 13:56.

Treraven Meadows: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Bar-headed Goose with Canada Geese, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 13 Lapwing, 1 Dipper flew over wires onto main river. (S Grose)

Kings Mill Lake: 23 Greenshank, 38 Redshank, 46 Curlew, 46 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 35 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 310 Black-headed Gull, with c.1500 on Tamar, c.80 Herring Gull, and 2 Great Black-backed Gull, on a receding tide. (P Kemp)

St. Ives Island (10:55-12:00): 1 Brent Goose (Harbour), 14 Common Scoter, 248 Razorbill, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 104 Kittiwake, 25 Gannet, 1 Little Gull (1st Winter) within Kittiwake flock off northeast of Porthmeor Beach. (P Nason)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey still present today. (A McKechnie)

Osprey Alex Mckechnie

Kenidjack valley: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler.(P Clarke)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 15 Mute Swan, 35 Canada Geese, 11 Mallard, 11 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 15 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 60 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, c.200 Golden Plover, 14 Lapwing, 9 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 55 Curlew, 220 Black-headed Gull, 13 Mediterranean Gull, 150 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 16 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 95 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 7 House Sparrow, 2 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood. (M Scawen et al.)

St Levan: White Stork (released individual) flew east over St Levan church at 2pm then circled high over Porthcurno and lost to view drifting east. (M McKee)

Newquay: 4 Tawny Owl heard between Trenance gardens and Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

St Agnes: 2 Chough at Wheal Coates. (J Cornelius)

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Lizard, Field by Bottlebank: 1 White-rumped Sandpiper with Ringed Plover briefly but flushed by Merlin and flew high east 12:45pm (M Pass, J St Ledger)

Lizard Point: 1 Marsh Harrier flew straight south out to sea at 08:45. (M Pass) 2 Raven, 4 Stonechat, 2 Linnet, 1 Robin 12:25 – 12:45. (M Webb)

Caerthillian Valley: Red-breasted Flycatcher first thing at top of valley and showing very well. Also Yellow-browed Warbler in the area. Merlin over (C Ellis, M Adkins et al).1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 26 Linnet, 3 Stonechat,
12 Meadow Pipit 10:00 – 11:30. (M Webb)

Red-breasted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

Red-breasted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

Church Cove; Lizard: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (J Witheywood, N Truby)

Yellow-browed Warbler, Nick Truby

St Agnes Head: 1 juvenile Long-tailed Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Little Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater,  14 Common Scoter, 1 Curlew, 0745 – 0945. Also 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Merlin, 1 Siskin, 10 Skylark, 44 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, c150 Linnet. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Kynance Cove: 1 Red-backed Shrike reported

Chapel Porth: 2 Firecrest, 16 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 26 Long-tailed Tit. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

West Pentire: 1 Snow Bunting still present this afternoon.

Trethewey: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (K Wilson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB (07:50-12:30): 1 Osprey at Carnsew Pool (08:59 – 09:27, 11:05-11:10), 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Grey Plover, 68 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank, 48 Redshank, 2 Knot, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 73 Curlew, 18 Lapwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 268 Wigeon, 1 redhead Red-breasted Merganser (Carnsew), 4 Med Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wheatear. (P Nason) 90 Mediterranean Gull.One had a bright red ring (right leg) with the inscription ‘HDR4’ and another had a bright yellow ring on the left leg, inscribed ‘2X3N’ (R Butts)

Copperhouse Creek: 4 Pink-footed Goose,1 Greylag Goose, circa 360 Canada Goose, 8 Mediterranean Gull,
3 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Butts J Hawkey M Webb)

Pink-Footed Geese, Martin Webb

Stithians Reservoir: 33 Teal, 34 Mallard, 1m Gadwall, 2 Canada Goose, 90 Black-headed Gull, 12+ Mediterranean Gull (4 ad, 4 2ndw, 4 1stw), 105 Herring Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 26 Cormorant, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 23 Little Grebe, 6 Lapwing, 10 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 50+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Stonechat, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Skylark, 2 Raven, 2 hybrid Mallard, 1 farmyard Aylesbury type duck (D Chaney)

Porthilly Point: 87 Mediterranean Gull on mussel crates, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 1 Lapwing, 54 Turnstone, 102 Oystercatcher, 1 Shelduck, 43 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Porthilly Beach: 1 Greenshank, 11 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 27 Cattle Egret, 2 Ruff, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Greenshank, 129 Redshank, 5 Dunlin and 1 Snipe. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Stepper Point: 1 Snow Bunting (J Braiden)

Rame: 2 Wheatear, 30 Skylark and 1 Yellowhammer in fields along Military Rd (M Beer)

Towan Headland, Newquay: 2 Chough (C Stephenson)

Porth Joke: 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, c 100 Woodpigeon ( P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Porthgwarra: 2 Firecrest (M Ferris) 1 White Stork (presumed released juvenile with ring and satellite tag flew over)

Sennen Cove: 1 Whimbrel (M Ferris)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Red-throated Diver (M Ferris)

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Saturday 14th September 2019

Late news, 13/9, Gwennap Head:  1 Wheatear, 8 Chough (including one group of 5 individuals), multiple groups of Gannet, several flocks Linnet (inc one of c16 birds), 1 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 2 Grayling (mating) 2 Clouded Yellow. (M Claughton, D Roe) Also 1 Great Shearwater and 1 Sooty Shearwater at 11:20. (M Binding)

Late news, 13/9, Scillonian III wildlife cruise, 13/9, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 15 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Oystercatcher, 43 Kittiwake, 116 Gannet, 3000+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 3 Common Scoter, 21 Great Black-backed Gull, 50 Black-headed Gull, 3 Fulmar, 2 Swallow, 1 Guillemot. Wolf Rock to St Marys: 33 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Guillemot, 2 Kittiwake, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. St Marys to Wolf Rock: 22 Manx Shearwater, 119 Gannet, 2 Great Skua, 1 Fulmar, 2 Common DolphinWolf Rock to Penzance: 425 Manx Shearwater, 26 Gannet, 1 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot, 1 Fulmar, 14 Great Black-backed Gull, 14 Kittiwake, 1 Arctic Skua. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Late news, 13/9, Ruan Lanihorne: 3 Osprey. (C Hughes, S Buckle)

Nanquidno/Cot Valley: Tawny Pipit in big sloping field above Polpry Cove at 09:30-09:40. (N Wheatley)

Porthgwarra: Tawny Pipit reported briefly at 09:30.

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield by the orange windsock to late morning at least, also Curlew Sandpiper. (P Ash) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Lizard: Juv Rosy Starling on Morwenna Apartment roof. Firecrest Bass Point. 3 Whinchat Kynance Road. (M Pass) 3 Whinchat, 9+ Wheatear, 3 Tree Pipit, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap and 12 Chiffchaff. (L Langley)

Sancreed: White Stork arrived very high from east 14:35 then turned NW when 2 km from Beacon before continuing west over hills towards St Just 14:48. 6 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 8 Stonechat, 4 Whitethroat, 16 White Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 140 Linnet area. c700 Swallow, 4 Sand Martin east. (D Flumm)

White Stork – Dave Flumm

Windmill Farm: Red-backed Shrike (juv) in field at south end of reserve, 10 Wheatear, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Whitethroat. (D Wright)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Osprey (unringed juv), 4 Little Egret, 3 Gadwall, 13 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 6 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, c60 Swallow, c30 House Martin, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 6 Alba Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm) Also 1 Whimbrel over. (T Mills)

Osprey – Dave Flumm

Osprey – Dave Flumm

Marazion: 1 Wheatear on the beach. (M Costa) c20 Pale-bellied Brent Geese offshore at 08:20. (P St Pierre) 55 Pale-bellied Brent Geese early afternoon. (M Elliott) Firecrest in a private garden. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Whinchat and 1 Wheatear. (P St Pierre)

Penzance: Green Sandpiper over Heamoor, calling. (P St Pierre) 3 Firecrest in Morrab Gardens and 2 Firecrest South Parade opposite the Acorn Theatre. (M Elliott)

Land’s End: Wryneck, 5 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whitethroat, 3 White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail & 1 Ringed Plover on Treeve Moore. 9 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat south of the car park and Golden Plover over. (P St Pierre)

Land’s End to Sennen: 4 Whinchat, 18 Wheatear. (P St Pierre)

Lamorna: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 2000+ Manx Shearwater and c10 Bluefin Tuna. (M Elliott)

Porthgwarra: 4 Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater and 3 Grey Phalarope by 09:30.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover (juv), 1 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 4 Lapwing, 6 Curlew, 31 Teal, 1 Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Raven, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (J St Ledger, L Langley) 2 Wood Sandpipers reported this afternoon.

Kingfisher – John St Ledger

Porth Joke: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 15 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 9 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 160 Swallow. (S Rowe)

Maer Lake: 1 Knot, 1 Little Stint with 7 Dunlin plus 2 Lapwing 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 17 Black tailed Godwits, 1 Common Sandpiper, a few Mallard and Black headed Gulls, probable Zebra Finch in thick hedge, but very elusive. (H Kendall, M Worden, A Roberts)

Sancreed: 4 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 16 White Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Pendeen: 6 Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, 1 Hobby, 138 Swallows east in 15 minutes at Woon Gumpus Common. (P Clement)

St Levan: Wryneck at top of Sycamore Valley plus 42 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, Firecrest, Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit, 2 Willow Warbler between here and Porthgwarra. (M Wallace)

Coverack: 4 Pale-bellied Brent Geese on rocks below the car park. 5 Pale-bellied Brent Geese in the bay at 16:15. (M Tindall)

Brent Goose – Martin Webb

Brent Goose – Martin Webb

Pentewan: 2 Spotted Flycatcher on the coast path at Higher Polstreath. (J Dunning)

Bodinnick: Common Sandpiper on the shoreline. (J Dunning)

Higher Bosisto/Nanjizal headland: 11 Wheatear; 8 White Wagtails; 1 Yellow Wagtail; 1 Whinchat; 1 Sparrowhawk; 2 Choughs; 4 Stonechats, 8 Clouded Yellow butterflies (inc. 1 Helice) feeding on dandelions on grass cliff face. Also Holly Blue, Painted Ladies, Red AdmiralsWall Browns and other common butterflies. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Towan Head: 11 Wheatear, 1 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 38 Oystercatcher, 3 Turnstone, 11 Linnet, 5 Rock Pipit, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kittiwake. (S Grose)

Crowdy Reservoir: Little Stint at mid-day, seen on far side just past fence area. (B Rankine)

Little Stint – Barry Rankine

Little Stint – Barry Rankine

Little Stint – Barry Rankine

Pendeen: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (P Combridge)

Rame Head area: Tree Pipit over E, 1 Wheatear female/juv, 10+ Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, female Kestrel, 2 Raven, 2 Clouded Yellow, 9 Painted Lady, 5 Red Admiral and 1 Small Copper. (R Smaldon)

Dozmary Pool: 7 Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 1 Snipe, 5 Wheatear. (K Pellow)

Colliford Reservoir: 23 Great Crested Grebe, 27 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 33 Swallow heading south. (K Pellow)

Whipsiderry: 2 Peregrine Falcon on Zacry’s Islands, 7 Oystercatcher, 1 m Reed Bunting, 2 Kestrel, 5 Raven, 7 Corn Bunting, 33 Linnet. (S Grose)

Malpas: 2 Osprey over Bar Creek this evening.

Padstow: 2 Osprey this evening. (P Morley)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Ruff, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Greenshank, 26+ Grey Heron. (R Veal)

Herons – David Hastilow

Godrevy: flock of Sanderling. (D Hastilow)

Sanderlings – David Hastilow

Ruan Lanihorne: 2 Osprey. (D Hall, J Hall, S Buckle, J Lewarne et al)

Devoran: 1 Osprey successfully fishing at 16:30. (R Loader)

Osprey – R Loader

Porth Mear: 1 Curlew, 7 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 7 Chough, 15 Blackcap. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Chough – Bob Bosisto

Chough – Bob Bosisto

St Merryn: 1 Barn Owl, 5 Grey Partridge at Trecarus Farm. (S Grose)

Nanquidno: Firecrest in Byways Cottage garden this afternoon. (P Munro)

Rosewall Hill: 120 House Martin, feeding over conifers where swarms of flies were gathered, 60+ Swallow, 2 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 4 Whitethroat, 150 Meadow Pipit, 4 Willow Warbler, 14 Stonechat, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Raven. Also, several Wall Butterflies, Large White and Small White, Peacock, Red Admiral and several Painted Lady butterflies. (V Stratton)

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Monday 9th September 2019

Late news, 8/9, Kynance: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 6 Whinchat. (D Collins)

Late news, 8/9, Soapy Cove: 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Golden Plover over. (D Collins)

Late news, 8/9, Lower Tamar Lake: 3 Cattle Egret. (R Turner)

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper still on the airfield by the orange windsock. Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Colliford: Juv Red-backed Shrike in hedge of pasture field east Colliford farm area. Also 2 m Whinchats, 4 Wheatear, 5 Ringed Plover,1 Kestrel. (C Buckland)

Red-backed Shrike – Chris Buckland

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Osprey, 3 Little Egret, 3 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 40 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm) 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper,  3 Ringed Plover & 1 Dunlin. (S Turner) 1 Osprey seen feeding on a large trout. (D White, R Chiffers)

Osprey, Robin Chiffers

Osprey, David White

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Little Stint on Carnsew Pool at 12:00, also 4 Knot, 1 Whimbrel and 8 Sanderling on the main estuary. (D Britton) 1 Little Stint, 18 Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Greenshank, 2 Knot, 71+ Med Gull, 1 Peregrine and 1 Kingfisher 12:20-14:20. (L Proctor)

Pendeen Watch: Lapland Bunting over at 07:35. (P Combridge) 50 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater and a Chough in an hour this afternoon. (D Britton)

Clodgy Point (14.45-16.15): 400+ Manx Shearwaters, 1 Balearic Shearwater (15.15), 1 Sooty Shearwater (14.55), 1 Leach’s Petrel (15.50), 1 Bonxie. (M Alibone)

St Ives: Leach’s Petrel, Great Skua, Arctic Skua 13:45-16:45. (B Watts)

Porthgwarra: 500 Manx Shearwater, 10+ Balearic Shearwater, 10 Sooty Shearwater attracted to feeding shoal of tuna early am. Also 6 Arctic Skua & 1 Pomarine Skua past west 06:15-10:15. (D Oakley-Martin)

Gulval: Osprey reported over again.

St.Clement: 1 Osprey, 2 Cattle Egret. (M Jones)

Tresillian: 1 Osprey. (P Carter)

Stithians Reservoir: Juv Little Ringed Plover, Gadwall, 1 Swift, 1 Wheatear, 11 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 11 Curlew, 4 Lapwing. (J St Ledger & D Cains)

Little Ringed Plover, David Cains

Gadwall, David Cains

Kenidjack: 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff & 1 Garden Warbler  by donkey paddock. (S Turner)

Trelissick Gardens: Mediterranean Gull off the beach at 14:00. (J Turner)

St Ives Island (16:00 – 17:00): 2 Great Skua, 1 Red-throated Diver. Small passage Gannets, Manx Shearwaters & Fulmars. (One Fulmar attempted to drown Manx). (J Hawkey)

Gannel Estuary: 3 Oystercatcher, 63 Curlew, 9 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 1 Med Gull. (S Rowe)

Trevose Head: 1 Hooded Crow. (D Glenny)

St Mawes: 2 Black Swans on Summers beach. (M Jane)

Padstow, Stepper Point: 1 Peregrine, 3 Wheatear, 2 Rock Pipit, 5 Stonechat, 1 Kittiwake, 7 Sandwich Tern, 33 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Whitethroat, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Walmsley: 5 Greenshank. (H Miller)

Kingsmill Lake: 3 Knot, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 73 Curlew, 12 Redshank, 1 juv Dunlin, 1 2nd w Med Gull & 4 Sandwich Tern. (P Kemp)

Roseland, Ruan Lanihorne: Viewed from Ruan Quay. 2 Ospreys prospecting, but did not fish. Inadvertent disturbance from boat and kayak in area at 15:00. (D Hall)

Trevilley: 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2-3 Wheatear, 4 Yellow-legged Gull (ad, 2  juv-1st w, juv). (M Elliott)

Padstow: 2 Swallows. (T Denbraven)

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Sunday 8th September 2019

Late news, 7/8, St Neot: Juv Hen Harrier. (J Hale)

Late photos, 7/8, Pendeen Watch: 3 juv Yellow-legged Gulls. (B Richards)

Yellow-legged Gulls – Brett Richards

Yellow-legged Gulls – Brett Richards

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey still present at 07:20. Also 4 Knot, 7+ Greenshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit & 1 Gadwall plus 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly at 11:00. (R Butts)

Polgigga: Firecrest along Bosistow Lane. (S Lister) Melodious Warbler seen well, perched on wire then flew to trees at around 14:15. (G & A Jones)

Trevose Head: Hooded Crow again at Boobys Bay at 18:15. (D Glenny)

St Neot: Juv Red-backed Shrike and Whinchat near East Colliford Farm. (J Hale)

Par Beach Pool: 6 Mediterranean Gull, 178 Black headed Gull, 1 Bar headed Goose, 369 Canada Geese, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 3 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Ringed Plover overhead. (S Grose, R Barlow)

Lizard Point: Lapland Bunting east over calling. Also 5 Tree Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 12 White Wagtail, 3 Willow Warbler, 6 Wheatear, Peregrine, Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff. (A Saunders)

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield by the orange windsock, Still present this afternoon. (S Rowe) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Steve Rowe

Kestrel – Steve Rowe

Porth Joke: 2 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 24 Blackcap, 14 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 2 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 30 House Sparrow, 22 Robin, 3 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Rowe)

Roche: Grey Wagtail over, calling, first here in 15 years- migrant? (J Rance)

Nanjizal: 202 new birds ringed including 1 Pied Flycatcher, 118 Blackcap, 24 Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 17 Chiffchaff and 6 Willow Warbler. Also 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail & 15 White Wagtail seen. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto) Wryneck, from Higher Bosistow to Nanjizal on right hand side, along hedgerow beginning with a low growing conifer  between cabbage fields at midday. (G & A Jones)

Sancreed: 1 Kestrel, 5 Sparrowhawk, 30 House Martin, 30 Swallow, 2 Wheatear, 4 Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 33 Alba Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 80 Linnet. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 1 Swift, 1 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 1 Marsh Tit and a Nuthatch flying round the dried up pool calling this morning. (S Rogers)

Nanquidno: 1 Pied Flycatcher this afternoon. (S Rogers) Also 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Sand Martin, 1
Whitethroat, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker flew N over
cliffs. (D.Beadle, S.Ellis)

Pied Flycatcher – Steve Rogers

Pied Flycatcher – Steve Rogers

St Ives: 2 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 3 Sooty Sheawater from a boat. (S Keightley)

Kynance: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2+ Whinchat , 2 Tree Pipit over, 1 Green Sandpiper over and 1 Ringed Plover over. (L Langley)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Gadwall, 3 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover. (B Bosisto R Veal) Osprey over woods NE arm of reservoir at 17:05, viewed from Sancreed. (D Flumm)

Gluvian: 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Tawny Owl & 1 Migrant Hawker. (B Bosisto)

Crowlas: 1 Dunlin heard over 05:30, 1 Tawny Owl. (R Veal)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Sandpiper, 10 Great crested Grebe, 15 Coot, 6 Grey Wagtail, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Grey Heron.(S Grose)

Kenidjack: 1 juv Redstart. (S Rogers)

Boswednack: 1 Firecrest, 22 Chough, 130 Swallows, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail. (E Thompson)

St Newlyn East Downs: 2 Tawny Owl, 2 Snipe. (S Grose)

Gulval: Osprey at 12:20 flying towards Mounts Bay.  (P Floyd-Spong)

Botallack to Levant: 30+ Linnets, 2 Meadow Pipits, 3 Rock Pipits, male and female Kestrel, 2 Raven, 2 Chough, 3 Wheatear and 2 Pied Wagtail. (N Wills)

Monday 2nd September 2019

There will be a work party at Walmsley sanctuary when we will be cutting out the islands in the front of the tower hide on Wednesday 4th Sept from 9 am. Expect some disturbance.

Kynance Cove: Red-backed Shrike 300m south of surfers car park at 08:45 to 14:05 at least. Brown Booby off the surfers car park briefly c10:30. (D Collins) On rocks south of Kynance Cove, viewed from cliffs near car park from 10:35 to15:55 at least. (M Pass, R Menari, J Swann et al.) Feeding off Caerthillian Cove at 16:45 but back on the rocks at 17:30 and still there at 18:15. (S Rowe) Brown Booby settled on the cliffs out of view at 19:00.

Brown Booby – Mike Spicer

Brown Booby – James Thirlaway-Price

Brown Booby – James Thirlaway-Price

Brown Booby – James Thirlaway-Price

Brown Booby – James Thirlaway-Price

Rame: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher coast path below coastguards cottages. 2 Wheatears, 4 Whitethroats, 3 Yellowhammers, 6 Chiffchaffs, 1 Hobby, 4 Kestrels, 2 Fulmars. (C Buckland)

Davidstow: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield this evening. (M Worden)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Mark Worden

Millbrook: Hoopoe flew over Radford Lane towards Hounster Hill at 17:00, also 1 Common Swift over west. (B Taggart) Hoopoe seen again in Millbrook feeding on windfall pears in a private garden at 19:00. (per B Taggart)

Godrevy Point: Grey Phalarope on the shoreline. (M McKee)

Grey Phalarope – Mike McKee

Pendeen: Juv Cuckoo this morning. (P Combridge, P Clement)

Porthilly Point: 76 Mediterranean Gull, 35 Sandwich Tern, 3 Curlew, 67 Oystercatcher, 11 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 3 Curlew, 1 Raven. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Osprey, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 1 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 1 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Wagtail, flock 150 Goldfinch, 1 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm, C Moore)

Osprey – Dave Flumm

Osprey – Dave Flumm

Osprey – Dave Flumm

Sancreed: Osprey west over Sancreed Beacon 12:07 hrs, 5 Stonechat, 2 Blackcap. (D Flumm)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Knot, 20+ Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger & S Williams) In addition, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew, 9 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher 14:00 – 14:40. (M Webb) Osprey still this evening. (R Augarde)

Curlew Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Curlew Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Redshank – Martin Webb

Knot – Steve Williams

Spotted Redshank – Steve Williams

Curlew Sandpiper – Steve Williams

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 8 Snipe, 4 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 24 Teal,1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger & S Williams)

Marazion: 1 Curlew Sandpiper under patio area of Godolphin Arms at 19:00 briefly also 5 Med Gull, 31 Turnstone and 1 Dunlin. (RP Taylor)

Porth Reservoir: 13 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Coot, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 76 Canada Geese. (S Grose)

Caerthillian, Lizard:   5 Chough flew over towards Lizard Head at 13:20. (K & J Mortimore)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 17 Wigeon in eclipse plumage. (S Murnan)

Newquay Zoo: 1 Sparrowhawk hunting hundreds of Corvids which have been roosting in the poplar trees for many months. (S Grose)

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Sunday 1st September 2019

Late news, 31/8, Land’s End: Hooded Crow reported (hybrid not excluded?).

Late news, 31/8, Downderry: Birds moving west 06:35-08:40 included 550+ Gannets, 240+ Manx Shearwaters, 2 Balearic Shearwaters, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Sandwich Terns, 1 Great Skua, 2 Common Scoters and 1 Whimbrel. (A Payne)

Trevescan: Western Bonelli’s Warbler again early this morning. (M Halliday) Still present at 16:45. (R Treeby) Please park considerately.

Western Bonelli’s Warbler – Mark Halliday

Western Bonelli’s Warbler – Mark Halliday

Western Bonelli’s Warbler – Richard Augarde

Ryan High Lanes: 1 Osprey sitting on a telegraph pole. (K McEndoo)

Kingsmill Lake: 17 Greenshank, 46 Redshank, c90 Curlew, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 11 Juv Dunlin, 1 juv Knot, 1 juv Spotted Redshank, 2 ad and 1 juv Sandwich Tern, 11 Little Egret and 6 Cormorant (P Kemp)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Osprey still present at 10.30 unsuccessfully hunting fish; 3 Swift; 60+ Swallow & House Martins (mixed), 1 Greenshank & 2 Common Sandpiper disturbed by lone fisherman. West bank covered in Devil Spit which had more Small Tortoiseshell & Painted Lady butterflies than I have seen anywhere else this year. Also single Comma & 3 Common Blue. (J Hawkey)

Godrevy (06:50-11:00): 1 Grey Phalarope, 8 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 28 Sandwich Tern, 50+ Kittiwake, 1 Common Scoter, 1 sp Great Northern Diver, 4 Knot, 15 Sanderling. (S Rogers, R Veal et al)

Porthkidney: 1+ Grey Phalarope lingering, flying short distances then landing, 65 Sandwich Tern. (S Rogers, R Veal) 4 Grey Phalaropes reported in the afternoon. (B Steel) Also Little Tern c16:15. (M Ahmad) Adult Sabine’s Gull landed in with the tern flock at 17:20 but flew at 17:40 past the Island, St Ives. (S Rogers)

St Ives: 65-70 Sandwich Terns off the station. (M Elliott)

Caerthillian: 1 Red-backed Shrike (I Bown)

Red-backed Shrike – Ian Bown

Red-backed Shrike – Ian Bown

Seaton Beach/River: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 10+ Black-headed Gulls. (D Symons)

Gwithian Towans: Lapland Bunting flew east.

Porthgwarra: Pied Flycatcher & Spotted Flycatcher early morning, south end of 60 ft cover. 5 Willow Warblers, 2 Marsh Tits, 5 Wheatears on the moor. Ringed Plover over and 3 Clouded Yellows. (G Wyatt)

Goonhilly Downs Nature Reserve: 1 Common Buzzard, 1Kestrel, 1 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat and 2 Clouded Yellow Butterflies. (S Chandler)

Porthleven to Prussia Cove: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff, 6 Wheatear, 3 White Wagtail, 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly along cliff path. (D Flumm)

Whimbrel – Dave Flumm

Whimbrel – Dave Flumm

Carlyon Beach/Spit Beach: 66 Cormorant, 6 Eider, 1 Scoter sp. 45 Oystercatcher, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Wheatear, 13 Sanderling, 28 Turnstone, 2 Dunlin, 2 Knot, 19 Ringed Plover, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Clouded Yellow. (S Grose)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Jay, 1 Cormorant, 4 Moorhen, 8 Mute Swan. (C Hooper)

Grampound Road: 1 Hobby pursuing a of group 15+ Hirundines over Village Hall at 13:30. (J St Ledger)

Par Beach: 4 Sandwich Tern, feeding. (J St Ledger)

Devoran: 1 Osprey, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin. (V&S Rutherford)

Navax Point to Godrevy Point: 1 Chough, 7 (m, f, 5 juv) Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 juv Meadow Pipit, 1 Kestrel, 15 Fulmar, 12 Gannet, 20+ Oystercatcher 10.30-11.45. (M Webb)

Chough and Wheatear – Martin Webb

Nanjizal: 1 Wryneck on footpath on southern side of valley. Also 3+ Wheatear, 10 Gadwall over. (D Beadle, S Ellis)

Padstow: 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Common Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Swallow, 2 House Martin. (I Toogood-Johnson)

Lizard Point: 27 Turnstone on rocks at 17:30. (RB & PC Girling)

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