Saturday 15th September 2018

Late news, 14/9, Landulph: a juvenile Osprey over the Tamar. (A Payne)

Stithians Reservoir: Osprey still fishing Stuart Hutchings hide end before flying off towards the dam. Peregrine hunting small waders same end of reservoir before landing in tree. (S Williams)

Peregrine – Stephen Williams

Caerthillian: Melodious Warbler still by the pump station. (M Pass) Also Whinchat and Hobby.

Soapy Cove: Red-backed Shrike still. (J Selby, D Wright)

Marazion: 17 Sandwich Tern on Hogus Rocks. (PA Fraser)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Adult Crane flew into NE arm at midday. (M McKee) Again at 19:40 and then again at 20:00 flying high north then moving more East. (B Oakes)

Common Crane – Ben Oakes

Devoran: Spotted Redshank and 2 Snipe, also Osprey perched in a tree at 07:00. (L Langley, S Votier)

Maer Lake: c300 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Lapwing, 1 Peregrine over, c15 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 5 Moorhen. (H Kendall)

Land’s End: 5 Chough on cliffs just north of sign post. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spotted Redshank, 2 Ruff, 2 Med Gull, Kingfisher.

Predannack Downs: 4 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 1 Dartford Warbler. (D Wright)

Windmill Farm: 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Reed Bunting. (D Wright)

Nanjizal: 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Whinchat, 9 Stonechat, 1  Whitethroat (juv), 2 Chough, 1 Wheatear, 6 Kestrel hovering in a line along coast (inc 2+ juvs), 3 Skylark along Higher Bosistow Lane. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Porthgwarra: 6 Wheatear. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Newtown: 1 Spotted Flycatcher hawking from cedar tree perch near Newtown Angling. (J Evans)

South Coast: Boat trip with AK Wildlife between the Manacles and Dodman Point produced 3 Great Shearwater, 21 Balearic Shearwater, 18 Sooty Shearwater, 800 Manx Shearwater, Puffin, 3 Razorbill, Arctic Skua, 8 Common Dolphin and 20 Harbour Porpoise. (T Wilson)

Crantock Beach: 3 Sanderling, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Mediterranean Gull (3 juv 1 adult). (S Grose)

Cubert Common: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Kingsmill Lake: 21 Greenshank, 17 Dunlin and 2 Spotted Redshank this evening. (M Beer)

Goss Moor: probable Dotterel over, near Victoria late afternoon, seen from moving car. (D Julian)

Scillonian III: 5 Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Blue-fin Tuna & 1 Sunfish between Wolf Rock and Penzance. (P St Pierre)

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Friday 14th September 2018

Late news, 13/9, Porthgwarra: Bulwer’s Petrel on the sea with Manx Shearwaters for 20 minutes before flying west. (R Archer P Cunningham)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Common Crane, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover. (M Wallace) Later the Common Crane was feeding in a field near Trewidden Farm. (M McKee) Seen again flying to west over reservoir at 19:40, appearing to land in fields between Trevean Farm and Higher Drift Farm. (J Hawkey, R Veal, M Ahmad) Then flew over heading west at dusk. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

The Lizard: 1 Melodious Warbler, still near pumphouse at Caerthillian Cove and showing well late morning, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat. (J St Ledger)

Willow Warbler, John St Ledger

Willow Warbler, John St Ledger

Soapy Cove: 1 Red-backed Shrike at the top of the valley, below the farmhouse. (J St Ledger, D Collins) Also 4 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Red-backed Shrike, David Collins

Red-backed Shrike, John St Ledger

Red-backed Shrike, John St Ledger

Red-backed Shrike, John St Ledger

Red-backed Shrike, John St Ledger

Wadebridge: 3 Cattle Egret at Trewornan Bridge with cows in field on Walmsley Sanctuary side of road at 11:25, still in same place an hour later. (P Smale)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Cattle Egret in field with electricity pylon opposite Penpol Creek this evening. (S Grose)

Ruan Lanihorne: (17:00) 1 juv Osprey again perched on Tregothnan side of river at Fal-Ruan complex, viewed from Ruan Quay. (D Hall)

Crugmeer: 1 Whitethroat, 1 Sparrowhawk and 2 Raven. (S Grose)

St Germans Quay: 9 Black-tailed Godwit. (A Blonden)

St Germans, private garden: 1 Kingfisher visiting regularly, also 1 Reed Bunting and 1 Bank Vole at the feeders. (A Blonden)

Devoran: 1 Osprey at 10:00, mobbed by Crows, then flew north. (B Toms)

Land’s End: 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sennen: 1 Yellow Wagtail over A30 at school, 09:00. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Trevose Head: 4 Sooty Shearwater and 2 Balearic Shearwater.

Gillan Creek: 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher. (J Allely)

Zennor: Green Woodpecker. (C Madden)

River Neet, Bude: 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ Mallard. (R Maye)

Cusgarne: 1 Hobby hunting Swallows. Also Siskins. (J Millett)

East Pentire, Newquay: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Bluefin Tuna late pm. (S Rowe)

Colliford Reservoir: 2 Goosander still, 1 Little Egret, 45+ Pied Wagtail, 1+ ad Yellow-legged Gull this evening. ( B Craven)

Nanjizal: A total of 92 new birds ringed. Migrants included 60 Blackcap, 5 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff and 2 Willow Warbler. Also 10 Robin. (P Roseveare)

Croft Pascoe Plantation: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Coal Tit. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 3 Mute Swan, 1 eclipse drake Eider, 4 Fulmar, 646 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 141 Gannet, 3 Shag, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 11 Turnstone, 11 Kittiwake, 20 Herring Gull, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Sandwich Tern and 2 auk sp. Plus 2 Common DolphinWolf Rock to St Mary’s: 29 Manx Shearwater, 68 Gannet, 35 Shag, 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Kittiwake, 13 Black-headed Gull, 8 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 8 Great Black-backed Gull. Also 3 Harbour Porpoise, 2 Common Dolphin and 3 Blue-fin Tuna. St Mary’s to Wolf Rock: 2 Fulmar, 24 Manx Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 201 Gannet, 3 Shag, 1 Great Skua, 2 Black-headed Gull, 13 Herring Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 22 Sandwich Tern and 1 Grey Phalarope. Also 5 Harbour Porpoise and 8 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 Fulmar, 465 Manx Shearwater, 8 Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 75 Gannet, 1 Great Skua, 1 Pom Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Kittiwake, 6 Black-headed Gull, 1 Med Gull, 59 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull and 1 auk sp. Also 1 Dolphin and 1 Ocean Sunfish. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Pendeen Watch: 12,000 Manx Shearwater, 50 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Puffin. (S Lister)

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Saturday 4th October 2014

Late news 03/10 Newlyn: 1 Raven. (M Ahmad)

Raven Newlyn Cornwall 031014 M AhmadPendeen: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 53 Balearic Shearwater, 505 Manx Shearwater, 3 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 1 Arctic Skua, 16 Bonxie, 3 Med Gull and 6 Kittiwake between 07:00 -10:05. (DS Flumm et al) Also 1 Pomarine Skua and 2 Arctic Skua at 10:45.

Sancreed: 1 Turtle Dove, 15 Skylark, 3 Swallow, 1 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest and a Clouded Yellow butterfly. (DS Flumm)

St Ives Island: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling. (MJ Spicer, V Stratton (photos) et al) Also 1 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 15 Common Scoter, 10 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, 2 Dunlin, 2 Bonxie and 1 Arctic Skua past. (V Stratton)

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Windmill Farm: 1 Red-backed Shrike still. (D Eva)

Caerthillian: 1 Wheatear and 5 Swallow. (D Eva)

Towednack Valley: 7 Swallow. (V Stratton)

Foage Valley: 5 House Martin and 1 Adder. (V Stratton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Drake Garganey still on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

Marazion: Tawny Owl calling on the outskirts of the town. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Gannet on Lelant Saltings and 3 juv Little Stint and juv Curlew Sandpiper on Ryan’s Field. (M Ahmad)

Gannet Hayle Estuary Cornwall 041014 M AhmadLizard Village: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling. Also a Monarch Butterfly over Housel Bay.

Falmouth: 2 Firecrest in Kimberley Park.

Camel Estuary: 1 Curlew Sandpiper in Pinkson Creek.

River Lynher: Spoonbill at Wacker Quay.

Kenidjack: 1 Firecrest.

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrests.

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Thursday 2nd October 2014

Late news 30/9 East Looe: 1 Firecrest on coastal path. (DJ Spooner)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Kingfisher on Ryan’s Field. ( A James – photos) 4 Grey Plover on Carnsew Pool. (R Carrington) Also Curlew Sandpiper reported.

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Duckpool: 1 juv Ring Ouzel at the top of Duckpool and 1 probable Richard’s Pipit near Cleave Camp. (H Kendall)

Windmill Farm: 1 Red-backed Shrike still. (R&J Teague, T Thirlaway-photo)

Red-backed Shrike Windmill Farm Cornwall 21014 T ThirlawayDrift Reservoir (members only): 1 Swallow. (B Field) 

Porthgwarra: 1 Hooded Crow still at Roskestal Farm. (A Mckechnie – photo)

Hooded Crow

Swanpool Lake, Falmouth: 2 Med Gull. (J Bowen – photos)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 13 Mallard 6 Teal, 1 Garganey (Longrock Pool), 4 Little Grebe, 7 Grey Heron, 1Little Egret, 4 Water Rail, 39 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 2 Snipe, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Reed Bunting, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Stonechat and 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 18 Ringed Plover, 10 Turnstone, 4 Sanderling and 2 Dunlin on the beach and 1 sum plum Red-throated Diver close inshore. (DK Parker & R Carrington)

Siblyback Lake: 46 Canada Geese, 2 Tufted Duck, 35 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant and 69 Coot. (DK Parker)

Pendeen: 24 Balearic Shearwater and 3 Med Gull past 16:00-17:00.

Zennor: 1 Monarch Butterfly.

Gwithian: 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull.

MJS & DKP

 

Wednesday 1st October 2014

Nanjizal: 1 Richard’s Pipit in fields between Higher Bosistow and Nanjizal Bay. (M Wallace) Also 1 Wryneck near Nanjizal House and 8 Clouded Yellows including one helices. (C Moore) 1 imm Hobby feeding on dragonflies below Nanjizal House. (R Carrington)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Moorhen, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 134 Dunlin, 35 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 40 Black-headed Gull, 6 Med Gull, 1 Water Rail and 1 Kingfisher on Ryan’s Field. 6 Little Egret, 2 Grey Plover, 11 Med Gull and 15 Sandwich Tern on Lelant Saltings. (DS Flumm, D Jenkins & P Dinning-video)

 

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  3 Mute Swan, 15 Mallard 8 Teal, 1 Garganey (Longrock Pool), 4 Little Grebe, 8 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 6 Water Rail, 44 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 2 Snipe, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Kingfisher, 40 Meadow Pipit, 4 Reed Bunting, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Stonechat and 2 Clouded Yellow butterflies. (DK Parker & DS Flumm)

Marazion: 4 Sanderling, 3 Ringed Plover and 2 Turnstone on the beach. (DK Parker)

Porthgwarra: 18 Skylark, 150+ Meadow Pipit, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler and 2 Blackcap plus 1 Hooded Crow still at Roskestal Farm. (DK Parker)

Kenidjack: 2 Chough and 1 Sparrowhawk. (P Clement, MJ Spicer) Also 1 Hobby and 1 Merlin. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 200+ Canada Goose, 15 Greylag, 1 Bar-headed Goose  and 1 Kestrel. (D Jenkins)

Tresemple Pool:  2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Dunlin, 4 Snipe, 10 Greenshank, 30+ Redshank, 2 Water Rail, 1 Shelduck, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher and a flock of Long-tailed Tit and Blue Tit. (J St Ledger)

Long-tailed Tit Tresemple Pool 1st October 2014

Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Common Snipe, 3 Swallows & 1 Skylark heard. (J Hawkey and K Dalziel)

Windmill Farm: 1 Red-backed Shrike still plus 1 Whinchat and 1 Reed Bunting heard. (J Hawkey and K Dalziel)

Housel Bay: 1 Wheatear. 10 Clouded Yellow butterflies mainly on the hotel front lawn. (J Hawkey and K Dalziel)

Davidstow: 28 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 60+ Linnet, 50+ Pied Wagtail and 3 Wheatear on the airfield at 16:30.(B Craven)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Greenshank, 11 Snipe, 124 Teal, 12 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Coot, 18 Tufted Duck, 6 Wigeon, 500+ LBB Gulls and 300+ Canada Geese late afternoon. (B Craven)

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 70 plus Meadow Pipits and 1 Wheatear. (V Stratton)

Crugmeer: 1 Lapland Bunting and 1 Tree Pipit. (D Julian)

Goonhavern: 4 Common Crane over at 08:22.

Sennen Cove: Lapland Bunting at Tregiffian Farm this evening.

MJS & DKP

Tuesday 30th September 2014

Late news 28/9 St Ives: 60 plus Meadow Pipits and 3 Jays on Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton)

Late news 28/9 Zennor: 250 Linnets in Foage Valley. (V Stratton)

Late news 29/9 St Ives: 70 Plus Linnets, 4 Wheatears and 2 Dartford Warblers on Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton)

Late news 29/9 Zennor: 158 Linnets and 40 Goldfinches in Foage Valley. (V Stratton)

Late news 29/9 Sennen: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Skylark and 100 Meadow Pipit. (P St Pierre)

Church Cove, The Lizard: 1 Arctic Warbler and 1 Wood Warbler this morning. (T Blunden)

Windmill Farm: 1 Red-backed Shrike still plus 1 Tree Pipit. (P Clement, MJ Spicer, P&H Taylor, R Carrington et al.)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: 3 Purple Sandpiper. (P St Pierre)

Penlee Point: 1 dark juv Arctic Skua, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Diver sp, 1 Med Gull, 50+ Gannets, 10 Cormorants, 3 Rock Pipits and 5 Oystercatcher. (C Ellis)

Wacker Quay: 1 Osprey, 5 Sandwich Tern and 7 Great-crested Grebe. (C Ellis) Also 1 Spoonbill reported.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Little Stint,1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 Kingfisher at Ryan’s Field. (A Mckechnie – photos) Also 2 Little Stints reported off the causeway.

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 13 Mallard 11 Teal, 1 Garganey, 6 Little Grebe, 7 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 36 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 2 Water Rail, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 3 Curlew, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 4 Turnstone and 8 Ringed Plovers on the beach. (DK Parker)

Gannel Estuary: 3 Greenshank, 7 Dunlin, 7 Oystercatcher and 1 Ringed Plover. (M Lammas)

Porthgwarra: 1 Hooded Crow at Roskestal Farm an immature Merlin on the moor plus 23 Sooty Shearwater and 2 Manx Shearwater E and 50+ Balearic Shearwater W past Gwennap Head between 08:00 & 08:30. (R Carrington) Also 62 Balearic Shearwaters & 1 Sooty Shearwater past Gwennap Head between 16:40 & 17:50.

Lamorna: 9 Balearic Shearwaters past Tater-du between 16:45 & 17:50.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Turtle Dove. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kenidjack: 1 Wryneck. (L Thomson)

Helford: Osprey off Tremayne Quay this evening.

MJS & DKP

Monday 29th September 2014

Cubert: 1 Short-toed Lark, c200 Skylark, c80 Meadow Pipit and 1 Wheatear. (P Clement, DK Parker, S Rowe, MJ Spicer)

Windmill Farm: 1 Red-backed Shrike still plus 1 Whinchat. (B Dodd)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at 19:30. (MJ Spicer)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 5 Mistle Thrush. (B Toms)

Wacker Quay: 40 Wigeon, 7 Sandwich Tern, 8+ Little Egret and 2 Swallow. (C Ellis)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 8 Greenshank, 2 Med Gull and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on Lelant Saltings. 3 Little Stint, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 30+ Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Grey Wagtail on Ryan’s Field. (J St Ledger – photo)

Little Stint Hayle 29th Sept 2014

Gannel Estuary: 3 Greenshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 6 Oystercacher and 1 Redshank. (M Lammas)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 12 Mallard 10 Teal, 9 Grey Heron, 7 Little Grebe, 15 Little Egret, 44 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 4 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Tresillian: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Snipe and Kingfisher at Tresemple Pool and 9+ Greenshank on Tresillian River. (A Nicholson)

Shillingham Point: 1 Spoonbill and 1 Osprey.

Treeve Common: 1 Ortolan Bunting then flew towards Trevescen. Also 2 Wheatear and 100 Meadow Pipit. (P St Pierre)

Carn Gloose: 1 Great White Egret over north.

Porthgwarra: 1 Hooded Crow still at Roskestal Farm.

Lamorna Cove: 2 Firecrest.

Sennen: 1 Turtle Dove at Trevedra Farm.

Lizard: 9 Balearic Shearwater past Lizard Point.

MJS & DKP