Tuesday 21st September 2021

Sennen: 1 juv Rosy Starling again at Trevescan this morning.

Sancreed: 1 juv Red-backed Shrike still present.

Polgigga: 1 Wryneck at Faraway Cottage. (RBA)

Crowdy Reservoir: Marsh Harrier. (B Bryne)

Hayle, Copperhouse Creek: 2 Greenshank, 3 Redshank, 1 Grey Heron & 1 Kingfisher on the river behind Animal Vets. (M Whittaker)

Lelant: 4 Brent Geese then moved to Ryan’s Field at 4pm. (C Lewis)

Hayle, Wheal Alfred: 7 Swallow (3 still being fed by parents), 2 Common Buzzard, 60+ Linnet, 1 Chiffchaff (singing) and 3 Blackcap eating elderflower berries. (M Whittaker)

Hayle: Flock of 11 Grey Heron over estuary, 4 Grey Plover, 40+ Curlew, 1 Whimbrel on Ryan’s Field. (M James)

Hell’s Mouth: 1 Grey Heron on stack. (G Rogers)

Grey Heron – Geoff Rogers

Truro River: 1 Greenshank, 27 Redshank, 3 Dunlin, 2 Curlew, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Little Egret – all on the inner basin (N Watmough)

Drift Reservoir: Osprey still at 3pm. (J Hawkey)

Kenneggy: 4 Stonechat, 1 Kestrel. (PK Bray)

Hoe Point: 17 Cormorant, 1 Pheasant flew landwards across coast path, 1 Stonechat. (PK Bray)

Rame Head: Several flocks of Meadow Pipit, m Stonechat, Common Buzzard, Peregrine, 7 Wheatear, 2 Wren, 4 Dunnock. (R Napp)

Wheatear – Rick Napp

Portwrinkle: 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin. (A Blonden)

Newquay: 1 Barn Owl, (presumed roadkill nr spitfire corner). (S Grose)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Grey Partridge, 2+Red legged Partridge (heard calling from maize field opp), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 9 Raven over together, 3 Linnet, 7 Stonechat, 2 Jay, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Goldfinch. (S Grose)

Dobwalls: 2 Swallow (C&J Duffy)

Late submission, 20/9, Stithians Reservoir: 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 18 Common Snipe, 9 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 3 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 1 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine (juv), 1 Northern Wheatear – all from Stuart Hutchings hide (N Watmough)

tdm&tjw

Sunday 19th September 2021

Identification Error: Yesterdays reported Laughing Gull has subsequently been re-identified as a juvenile Mediterranean Gull. Apologies to all those that traveled for it today off the back of the CBWPS evening report. (CBWPS Sightings Team)

Pendeen seawatch: (0655-1110), juvenile Long-tailed Skua, 9 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua, 1st winter Little Gull, 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Puffin,12 Sandwich Tern, 263 Manx Shearwater, 17 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 9 Common Scoter, 7 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin and 5 Knot. (P Combridge)

Sancreed: 1 juvenile Red-backed Shrike still (M Boldy)

Polgigga: 1 Wryneck at Faraway Cottage. (M Wallace)

Bartinney: 8f Kestrel. (R Chiffers)

Kestrel – Robin Chiffers

Kestrel – Robin Chiffers

Kestrel – Robin Chiffers

Drift Reservoir: 1 juvenile Osprey still. (M James)

Marazion beach: 10 pale-bellied Brent Goose flushed this morning, flew off west. (M Ahmad)

Hayle Millpond: 1 Wood Sandpiper still, plus 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Snipe. (R Augarde, B Mellow, M Boldy)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Little Stint, 1 Ruff, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Grey Plover, 3 Knot, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Sanderling, 30+ Ringed Plover, 40+ Dunlin, 6 Greenshank, 174 Mediterranean Gull. (J Hawkey)

Carnsew Pool: Sparrowhawk (S Murnan)

Sparrowhawk – Steve Murnan

St Ives Island: 2 Arctic Skua. (A Lobb)

St Gothian Sands NR: 1 Black-necked Grebe still, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Wheatear. (M Boldy)

Bassetts Cove: 2 Chough, 2 Wheatear. (M Boldy)

Stithians Reservoir: Marsh Harrier, 2 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Curlew, 8 Lapwing, 6 Snipe, Tufted Duck, 2 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 39 Mallard, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 31 Canada Goose, 3 Coot, 4 Moorhen, Meadow Pipit, Wheatear and Kingfisher. (C Foote, T Weston)

Marsh Harrier – Charlotte Foote

Ruff – Charlotte Foote

Marsh Harrier – Charlotte Foote

Mevagissey Harbour: 2 Green Sandpiper this evening. (J Dunning)

Pinetum Gardens, St Austell: 1 juvenile Firecrest. (A Dutt)

Par Beach Pool: 13 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Barnacle Geese, 345 Canada Geese 2 Snipe, 7 Teal. (S Grose)

Par, Spit Beach / Docks: 7 Eider (5m+2f), 59 Oystercatcher, 7 Curlew, 17 Mute Swan. (S Grose)

Lostwithiel, Shirehall LNR: 1 Dipper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Nuthatch. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Little Stint, 2 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Peregrine. (S Rowe) In addition, 9 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Marsh Harrier, Hobby, 14 Cattle Egret, Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 10 Wigeon, 125 Canada Geese, Bar-headed Goose, 2 Water Rail, Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Curlew, 20 Swallow. (T Wilson)

Cattle Egret – Tony Wilson

Bar-headed Goose – Tony Wilson

Pintail – Tony Wilson

Water Rail – Tony Wilson

Loveney, Colliford Reservoir: 3 Greenshank, 1 Ringed Plover. (B Craven)

River Neet, Bude: 1 Kingfisher seen fishing. Also, 2 Little Egret and c.40+ Jackdaw on the Rugby Pitch. (R Maye)

Duckpool: 2 Wheatear, 3 Peregrine (flying together), 1 Knot. (R Adams)

Dobwalls: 5 Swallow over the village (C&J Duffy)

Late submission, 18/9, St Ives Island: 2+ Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Wheatear. (A Lobb)

Late submission, 18/9, Millpool (private garden): 5 House Martins flying and feeding quite low at approx 18.30, heard Jay and Green Woodpecker a few moments apart at at same point in the evening plus Hummingbird Hawkmoth feeding on Verbena bonariensis flowers at the same time. Around 3pm Southern Hawker female flew through, Common Darter pair (female ovipositing in pond). (M Claughton)

Late submission, 18/9, Falmouth Bay, from the AK Wildlife Cruises trip: 1000+ Manx Shearwater, good numbers of Balearic Shearwater, 6 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Fulmar, 3 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill and several close-quarters sightings of cetaceans. (C Cameron)

Late submission, 18/9, Healeys Cider Farm: 2 Wheatear on the field in the Rattler festival early morning. (R Copeland)

Late submission, 18/9, Bartinney: up to 8 Kestrel seen from the carpark. (J Miller)

Late submission, 17/9, Bartinney: up to 10 Kestrel seen from the carpark. (J Miller)

plr & tdm

Saturday 18th September 2021

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1st cycle Laughing Gull (with second Gull flock off the island near the road),12 Little Grebe, 1 Black necked Grebe. (S Grose)

1st cycle Laughing Gull – Shaun Grose

1st cycle Laughing Gull – Shaun Grose

Godrevy: 3 Chough,, 2 Wheatear, 50+ Goldfinch, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 52 Turnstone, 101 Oystercatcher. (S Grose) Black-necked Grebe. (D Beadle)

Sancreed: juvenile Red-backed Shrike still. (D Beadle)

Halligye (Trelowarren estate): 1 Hoopoe (S Wherry via G Adams)

Kynance: 1 Melodious Warbler, 1 Wryneck. (I Maclean)

Caerthillian: 4 Whinchat, 2 Sisken over. (I Maclean)

Soapy Cove: 1 Wryneck, 3 Whinchat. (I Maclean)

Hayle Millpool: 1 Wood Sandpiper viewed from road by first lifebelt, 8 Mute Swan (2 ad 6 cyg), 11 Mallard, 1 Moorhen 13.00 – 13.15. (M Webb)

Wood Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Wood Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Hayle Estuary: 13 Bar-tailed Godwit. (S Murnan)

Bar-tailed Godwit’s – Steve Murnan

Land’s End: 1 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (P Fraser)

Nanjizal: 80 new birds ringed included 35 Blackcap, 14 Sedge Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 9 Willow Warbler, 2 Gropper, 1 Pied Flycatcher and 1 Spotted Flycatcher. 1 Hobby, 2 Tree Pipit, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper overhead. (P Roseveare , J Overfield, N Ward)

Nanquidno: 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whimbrel. (D Beadle, S Ellis)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher, 4 Lttle Grebe , 2 adult Great Crested Grebe with 2 juveniles , 1 Osprey appeared from the dam end at 15.20 flew up the NW arm mobbed by Crows , 1 Peregrine Falcon and a Fox on opposite bank watching the duck. (R Chiffers)

Little Grebe’s – Robin Chifffers

Osprey – Robin Chiffers

Fox – Robin Chiffers

juvenile Peregrine Falcon – Robin Chiffers

Rosemount; Marazion: 1 Osprey east at 15:50. (P Fraser)

Pendeen 07.00-11.30: 38 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 287 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Puffin, 30 Guillemot, 20 Common Scoter, 2 Turnstone, 4 Swallow. (S. Rogers, P. Combridge, P. Clement) 5 Whinchat, 4 Stonechat, 1m Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (J Hawkey)

Predannack – Soapy Cove: 2 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 5+ Chiffchaff. (J Chapman & S Bearhop)

Lizard Village:10 Chough overhead at Cross Common. (P White)

Loe Pool: 2 Osprey fishing. (K Williams and K Foster)

Stithians: 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker all at feeders at the same time, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Coal Tit, 12 Great Tit, 20 plus Blue Tit, 8 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Willow Warbler and 1 Chiffchaff , Wood Sandpiper, 3 Weatear, 1 Greenshank, 8 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher. (S Williams) 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Ruff, 18 Common Snipe, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 3 Lapwing – all from Stuart Hutchings hide (N. Watmough)

Coal Tit – Stephen Williams

Chiffhchaff – Stephen Williams

Grey Wagtail – Stephen Williams

 

Godrevy: constant passage of Manx Shearwaters west past Godrevy for about 40 minutes to 13:25. Also 3 Balearic Shearwaters and 2 Swallows. (C Cameron)

St Ives Island (8.30- 9.30h):  2 Spotted Flycatcher. 1 Goldcrest, also 2 Great Northern Diver in bay. (G Jones)

Dobwalls: 24 House Sparrow and 1 f Blackcap in the garden. (C&J Duffy)

Kingsmill lake: 5 Sandwich Tern, 18 Little Egret, 18 Shelduck, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, 22 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover, 30 Greenshank, 47 Redshank, 80+ Curlew, 1 Wigeon, 6 Cormorant & 1 Great Crested Grebe. (P Kemp)

Tregirls Beach; near Padstow: 371 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Sanderling and 9 Ringed Plover. (D Julian)

Walmlsey Sanctuary: 12 Cattle Egret, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Snipe, 20 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, Mallards, Moorhens, 10 Pied Wagtail, 5 Curlew. (A Tomkins)

Cattle Egret – Andrew Tomkins

Black-tailed Godwits – Andrew Tomkins

East Pentire, Newquay (07:15-08:45): 4 Balearic Shearwater, c40 Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Teal, 4 Common Scoter, 2 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 21 Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, c40 Swallow, 2 Sparrowhawk, 15 Robin. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Little Stint, 1 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Little Egret. (M Lammas, S Rowe)

Late news, 13/09/21, St Ives: Hungarian colour-ringed Mediterranean Gull ‘HJN1’ was ringed at Szeged, Hungary on 6th May 2011. (G Jones)

 

                                                                                    rrb

Friday 17th September 2021

East Pentire, Newquay (16:00-19:15): 1 Wilson’s Petrel at 16.20 (present for c3 min feeding and briefly accompanied by Storm Petrel before flying back east into bay), 4 Storm Petrel, 6 Balearic Shearwater, small raft of Manx Shearwater, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe)

Sancreed: Red-backed Shrike for 7th day; Teal, 7 Mallard, c100 Swallow, c30 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Mousehole: (07:30-09:30), 1w Little Gull, 1 Arctic Tern and 10 Kittiwake. (S Rogers)

Pendeen: Wryneck still around Count House and Lower Carpark. (P Combridge)

Rame: a Pied Flycatcher this afternoon. (A Payne) Also 9 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 2 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 40 Swallow, 10 House Martin between Rame Head and Penlee. (K Pellow)

East Pentire: 2 Common Scoter, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Wheatear. (B Bosisto)

Clapper Marshes, Wadebridge: 3 Ruff, 3 Greenshank, 7 Green Sandpiper and 9 Black-tailed Godwit this afternoon. (D Julian)

Hayle, Copperhouse Creek: 2 Curlew, 12+ Ringed Plover, 6 Redshank, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Whimbrel. (V Skilton)

Siblyback Lake: m&f Ruff, 10 Ringed Plover, 1 juvenile Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Dunlin, 2 Pintail & 34 Teal. (P Kemp)

Downderry: 7 Common Scoter, 15 Manx Shearwater, 700+ Gannet, 1 Great Northern Diver, many Kittiwake, 3 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Sandwich Tern heading west, 0705-0930. (P Kemp & A Payne)

St Anthony Head: 1354 Gannet, 2 Common Scoter, dark phase Arctic Skua, Fulmar, 16 Shag, 2 Mediterranean Gull, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 3 Kestrel and Meadow Pipit. (C Foote, T Weston)

Hayle Millpool: Wood Sandpiper still, viewed from road running parallel to pool by first life belt. (Birdguides)

Stithians Reservoir: Wood Sandpiper still from Stuart Hutchings hide. (Birdguides)

Devoran: 2 juv Curlew Sandpiper, adult Spotted Redshank. (Birdguides)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 8 Cattle Egret, 13 Little Egret. (A Langdon)

St Just in Roseland: 1 Firecrest. (D Beadle)

Millbrook: 3 Mediterranean Gull and a Common Sandpiper. (A Payne)

Ardensawah Cliff: Aberrant Wall butterfly of form ‘latimargo’. (K. Dalziel and J. Hawkey)

Aberrant Wall – Kate Dalziel

Aberrant Wall – Kate Dalziel

Late video, 16/9, Pendeen: Wryneck, John Chapple.

tdm & dwb

Thursday 16th September 2021

Kynance – Soapy Cove: 1 Wryneck (Soapy Cove), 1 Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, 2 Tree Pipit, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Dartford Warbler (T Phelps)

Land’s End: juvenile RosyStarling went to roost with c25 Common Starling just south of Swingates at 19.10. (T Phelps)

Mullion Golf Course: 13 Chough. (D Scoble)

Siblyback Lake:  2 Heron , 7 Coot , 36 Little Grebe , 2 Great Crested Grebe , 43 Teal , 2 Pintail , 2 Tufted Duck . 10 Ringed Plover , 7 Dunlin , 1 Turnstone , 2 Greenshank, 1 Black- tailed Godwit , 2 Ruff , 7 Wheatear. ( K. Pellow )

Ruff. Keith Pellow

Ruff. Keith Pellow

Nanjizal:1 (f/imm) Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk; 2 Kestrel; 6 Common Buzzard, 3 Wheatears & 2 Whinchats (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Helston Loe Pool: 2 Osprey, 20 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Cormorant, 5 Chiffchaff. (A Tomkins)

Osprey. Andrew Tomkins

Osprey. Andrew Tomkins

Siblyback Reservoir: 10 Ringed Plover , 2 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (G. Blinch)

Land’s End: 5 Kestrel, 3 Wheatear, c50 Swallow. Also Migrant Hawker dragonfly. (D Flumm)

Migrant Hawker. Dave Flumm

Swallow juveniles. Dave Flumm

Swallow juveniles. Dave Flumm

Hayle Millpool: Wood Sandpiper. Viewed from road running parallel to pool by first life belt . (P Brinton)

Wood Sandpiper. Mike Spicer

Hayle Estuary: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Little Stint, 3 Black tailed Godwit (P St Pierre, S Murnan)

Black-tailed Godwit. Steve Murnan

Hayle Carnsew pool: 28 Dunlin, 8 juvenile Ringed Plover, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Great-Crested Grebe, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Little Stint, 1 Knot, 2 Greenshank, 4 Wheatear (M Webb, G Jones)

Ringed Plover. Martin Webb

Dunlin. Martin Webb

Rock Pipit. Martin Webb

Sancreed: 1 juv Red-backed Shrike for 6th day, plus 6 White Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Pendeen: 1 Barred Warbler, juvenile at Portheras, 1 Wryneck, 2 Whinchat (P Combridge, S Williams)

Wryneck, Steve Williams

Wryneck, Steve Williams

Wryneck. Steve Williams

Drift Reservoir: 2 Teal, 1 Peregrine, 1 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin,  1 Wheatear, 10 White Wagtail. (D Flumm, R Chiffers)

Peregrine. Robin Chiffers

Peregrine. Robin Chiffers

Dunlin. Robin Chiffers

St Ives Harbour: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit 09.10h (G Jones).

Mount Hawke: 97 Starling on overhead wires at 08.55. (RB & PC Girling)

Late submission, 15/9, Crowdy Reservoir: 1 juv. Cuckoo in car park, (T Young)

Late submission, 15/9, Hayle Estuary: 76 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Little Egret, c70 Black-headed gulls, 4 Black- tailed Godwit, c30 Curlew, 150+ Canada Geese, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Magpie, 1 Ruff, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Robin, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Moorhen, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Buzzard, c150 Teal, c30 Oystercatcher, 2 House Sparrow, 4 Cormorant, 2 Mallard, 3 Shelduck, 1 Knot, 4 Grey Heron, c90 Wigeon, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Great Black-backed Gull.  (M Ahmad, J. Goodair)

Late photo, 15/9, Pendeen: 

Wryneck, Mashuq Ahmad

Late photo, 15/9, Hayle, Millpond:

Wood Sandpiper, Mashuq Ahmad

tdm&dc

Wednesday 15th September 2021

Walmsley notice: There will be a work party at Walmsley on Thursday 16th from 9am until mid afternoon. Both hides will remain open but expect some noise and disturbance

Sancreed: Red-backed Shrike for 5th day, 2 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Land’s End: Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling at the complex, 1 Wryneck (along cycle track), 1 Wheatear, 5 Grey Wagtail, 4 Tree Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Redstart, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (flew south), 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Marsh Harrier (flew west out to sea). (T Phelps)

Treeve Moor: 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtail. (T Phelps)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 34 Canada Geese, 7 Cattle Egret, 13 Moorhen, 2 Shoveler, 4 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Great White Egret (flew along Chapel Amble towards Wadebridge), 6 Curlew flew over the reserve, 1 Grey Wagtail, numerous Pied Wagtail and Mallard. Good number of Swallows still feeding.  (D Sharp).

Marsh Harrier, Deena Sharp

Mute Swan, Deena Sharp

Botallack: Turtle Dove. (J Waldon)

Nanquidno: 4 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear, 1 Wryneck, 2 Chough. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck again at the lower car park. (A Maddern, J Rowe)

Wryneck, Alison Maddern

Wryneck, John Rowe

Wryneck, John Rowe

Nanjizal: 87 trapped and ringed including: 43 Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff, 9 Sedge Warbler, 8 Robin, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Tree Pipit, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler. Also 1 Greenshank, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Tree Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Whinchat, 3 Wryneck in or around the valley. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson, J Overfield, N Ward, R Veal)

Kingsmill lake: 32 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 15+ Greenshank, 10+ Redshank, 59 Curlew, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Sandwich Tern, 16 Little Egret, 19 Shelduck, 7 Mallard, 6 Cormorant, 400+ Black-headed Gull & 1 Wheatear (P Kemp)

Devoran Quay: Osprey at 12.25 circling opposite Tallacks Creek. (T Pinfield)

Osprey, Tim Pinfield

Stithians: 2 Ruff, 11 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 3 Wheatears, 50+ Alba Wagtails, 5 Curlew from Stuart Hutchings hide. (T Pinfield)

Newbridge: 2-3 Hobby North Road junction to Pendeen (J Waldon); 2 Snipe in valley (D Flumm)

Foxhole: 5 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk (1m+1f), 2 Hobby, 6 Stonechat, 1 Whinchat. (R Hollis)

St Ives Island (08:15 – 09:15): 5 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 20 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Wheatear, Greenshank over town. (G Jones).

Wadebridge: 1 Dipper at Polmorla. (T Nightingale) Also 1 Bar Headed Goose flying with Canada Geese (R Bullman)

Rosenannon Downs: Tree Pipit over. (P McVey)

Park Head: 18 Chough, 7 Wheatear. (G. Blinch)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Sandwich Terns (S Murnan) Also a juv Wood Sandpiper at the millpond. (M Ahmad) Carnsew Basin: 4 Little Stint, 30+ Dunlin and c5 Ringed Plover. (T Mills)

Sandwich Tern, Steve Murnan

Hayle: 1 Wood Sandpiper at the Millpond (M Ahmad), still present late afternoon. (T Mills)

Loe Pool: 1 Osprey. (I Maclean)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 260 Canada goose, 5 Mute swan, 2 Shelduck, 7 Mallard, 1 Mandarin duck, 7 Wood pigeon, 1 Collared dove, 55 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 3 Ringed plover, 220 Curlew, 11 Black-tailed godwit, 7 Dunlin, 1 Common sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 150 Black-headed gull, 2 Great black-backed gull, 110 Herring gull, 6 Cormorant, 3 Grey heron, 33 Little egret, 4 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine falcon, 1 Magpie, 27 Jackdaw, 3 Rook, 15 Carrion crow, 2 Raven, 2 Blue tit, 3 Great tit, 8 Swallow, 11 House martin, 4 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 5 House sparrow, 1 Grey wagtail, 7 Large white, 8 Red admiral, 2 Painted lady, 1 Comma, 2 Small tortoiseshell, 5 Speckled wood. (M Scawen et al).

St Gothian: Black-necked Grebe reported still

Late submission, 14/9, Drift Reservoir: 1 Osprey, 2 Kingfisher. (R Chiffers)

Kingfisher, Robin Chiffers

Osprey, Robin Chiffers

Late submission, 14/9, Pendeen: 5 Wheatear, 2 Chough, 1 Small Copper. (M James)

Wheatear, Mark James

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Sunday 12th September 2021

Trevalga: 1 Corncrake heard calling and seen briefly in flight. (M Worden)

Sancreed: 1 juv Red-backed Shrike still. (D Flumm) Also, 1 Hobby at 14:30 (M & R Frost)

Red-backed Shrike – Pete Roseveare

Red-backed Shrike – Dave Flumm

Red-backed Shrike – Pete Roseveare

Chough Ogo, Cadgwith: 1 Wryneck. (S Croft)

 

Wryneck – Stuart Croft

Croft Pascoe: (9-10:30) 1 Pied Fly, 4 Whinchat, 2 Siskin. (J Holmes)

Loe Pool: 1 Osprey early afternoon. (D Robinson)

Trevilley to Nanjizal: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 15 Yellow Wagtail, 6 White Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Whinchat, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear, 4 Willow warbler. (R Augarde, B Mellow)

Nanjizal: 2 Wryneck below cream house. (P St Pierre) Prob 4+ Wryneck in area. (K Wilson) In addition 359 new birds ringed on private site. Migrants included 135 Sedge Warbler, 11 Grasshopper Warbler, 123 Blackcap, 11 Reed Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler, 10 Whitethroat, 19 Willow Warbler, 29 Chiffchaff, 2 Redstart, 3 Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Wryneck. Also in/overhead, additional Wryneck, 1 Redstart, 10+ Tree Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Peregrine 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Pied Flycatcher. (P Roseveare, N Ward, B Bosisto, R Veal, J Overfield, J Howells)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Osprey, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Wren, 1 juvenile Great-crested Grebe. (S Hutchinson)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck below Carn Eanes again. (P Clement) 1 Wryneck also at the Lighthouse and juvenile Cuckoo near Portheras Valley. (P Combridge)

Wryneck – Mike Spicer

Penzance: 16 Swift this evening (C Beazley) Also, 6 Sanderling and 2 White Wagtail at Battery Rocks. (M Blaver)

Hayle Estuary: 2 juvenile Ruff, 1 Knot, 1 Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Greenshank, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 30+ Ringed Plover, 40 Dunlin & 113 Mediterranean Gull. (J Hawkey)

St Ives Island  (7.45 – 9.00h):  11 Common Scoter, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull,  6+ Common Dolphin (G Jones)

St Gothian Sands: 1 Black-necked Grebe still this afternoon. (M Lammas)

Treveal Mill: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (A Lobb)

Mawnawn Smith: 4 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 4 Kestrel. (K Pinch)

Devoran: 3 Osprey between 11:00 and 14:00 including the Scottish-ringed “JF1” and an un-ringed juvenile. (J Irvine)

Osprey – John Irvine

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 5 Ringed Plover, 12 Snipe, 2 Wheatear. (J Holmes) In addition, 3 Spotted Redshank. (S Rogers)

Chapel Porth: 2 Wryneck (D Eva) In addition, 1 Wryneck below the road to the beach car park. (K Williams and K Foster)

St Agnes Head: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Whitethroat. (D Curtis) Also, 6 Balearic Shearwater, Arctic Skua, 30 Common Scoter, 5 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 10 Common Dolphin. (T Wilson)

Truro River, Malpas: 1 Osprey, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 46 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 79 Redshank, 14 Greenshank. (D Raffle)

Porth Joke: 1 Wryneck. (S Rowe)

Porth Beach: 1 Sanderling. (A Hagen)

Towan Head: 21 Common Scoter, 43 Turnstone, 1 Sanderling, 2 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Carnewas to Park Head: 16 Chough, 30+ Linnet, 1 Skylark, 1 Kestrel, 28 Shag (offshore), 2 Meadow Pipit. (C Taylor)

Camel Estuary: 36 Greenshank, 31 Little Egret, 85 Curlew, 250 Oystercatcher, 34 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover (Juv), 1 Kingfisher. By the quarry and in Pinkson Creek (R Bullman)

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Bar-headed Goose. (D Bloomfield)

Sandplace near Looe: 1 Wryneck, found in a private garden after probable collision with a window. Sadly died shortly after. (D Spooner)

Erth Island, River Lynher: 1 Osprey still. (A Blonden)

Millbrook Lake: 112 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 19 Little Egret, 1 Sandwich Tern & 1 Cattle Egret 1 ml E of village (P Kemp)

Late submission, 11/9, Drift Reservoir: 1 Osprey again. (P St Pierre)

Late submission, 11/9, Ruan Lanihorne /Fal complex, High tide, am: 632 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 4 Mute Swan, 8 Shelduck, 10 Wigeon, 19 Mallard, 2 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant,40 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 73 Curlew, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Kingfisher, and 1 Buzzard. Feeding flock of 35+ Swallows. 1 Osprey successfully fished, (Osprey has now appeared on each of the last 5 days). (D Hall)

Late submission, 11/9, Pendeen Watch: A further 9 Balearic Shearwaters and 1 Black Tern, after S Rogers report. (S Lister)

Late submission, 11/9, Penzance boating lake: Polish ringed Black-headed Gull (C.Beazley)

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