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)


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)


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)


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)


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.


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.