Saturday 11th September 2021

Sancreed: Juvenile Red-backed Shrike, 2 Whinchat, 5 Stonechat, Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Red-backed Shrike – Dave Flumm

Red-backed Shrike – Dave Flumm

Mullion: adult Honey Buzzard flew north at 5:20pm mobbed by corvids. ( M Pass )

Foxhole: eclipse drake Ring-necked Duck, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (B & L Bosisto)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck in bracken by derelict house, lower car park. (S Rogers, J Swann) 21 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Sandwich Tern, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua, 15 Dunlin. (S Rogers)

Wryneck – John Swann

Lands End, Treeve Moor: 1 Wryneck in large blackthorn clump in NE corner. (P Clement)

Boscregan: Wryneck still showing well. (T Wheatley

Shirehall Moor (edge), Lostwithiel: 1 Wryneck on post by china clay railway line (M Surgey)

Geevor mine: Wryneck, 2 Wheatear, Sparrowhawk, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, c100 Swallow, 2 Chough. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 22 Mallard, 13 Moorhen, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Snipe, Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Newbridge: Wood Sandpiper for 10th day. (D Flumm)

St Ives Island (07.30-09.00): 6 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sandwich Tern, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 dark-phase Arctic Skua, ca. 9 Common Dolphins. (G Jones)

Marazion: Whinchat, Wheatear and Sedge Warbler this morning. (P Freestone)

Eastern Green;Penzance: Eider on rocks. (P Freestone)

Nanquidno: 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Chapel Carn Brea: 1 Whitethroat flew across road just S of car park. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Towan Head: 1 Purple Sandpiper, steady line of Manx Shearwater and hundreds of Gannets feeding towards Park Head. (M Lammas, D Gross)

East Pentire (07:15-09:00): 11 Balearic Shearwater, 17 Common Scoter, 1 Teal, 5 Dunlin, 3 Arctic Skua, 9 Sandwich Ter, 4 Commic Tern. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 4 Kestrel, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 4 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

St Ives: 6 Balearic Shearwater between 7:30am & 9am. (Birdguides)

Stithians Res: 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 12 Snipe, 3 Lapwing, 18 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 1 Curlew, 1 Wheatear, 32 Little Grebe. ( D Eva ) 2 imm Ruff, 3 imm Spotted Redshank, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, c10 Snipe, 1 Wheatear. (J Chapman) 1 Wheatear; 2 Spotted Redshank; 3 Wood Sandpiper; 14 Snipe; 5 Greenshank; 3 Curlew (South end); 1 Common Sandpiper (North end) (Thomas Wilson)

Lizard Point: 5 Balearic Shearwater. (Birdguides)

Loe Pool: 1 Osprey until 11.00 am (flew east), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 17 Great Crested Grebe. (G Adams) 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Raven and 8 Great Crested Grebe. (B Nicholls)2 Osprey at around 15.30, also c3 Reed Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat. (D Beadle)

Frenchmans Creek: 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Curlew. (A & C Chatfield)

Coverack: 1 Spotted Flycatcher at Trevothen. (D Beadle)

Nanpean: 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 30 Teal, adult Yellow-legged Gull. (B Bosisto)

St Agnes Head: 14 Yellow Wagtail around cattle in first fields to east, also 1 Whinchat. (D Curtis)

Gulval: Flock of 18 Raven flying west & calling. (J Hawkey)

St Gothian Sands Nature Reserve: 1 Black-Necked Grebe. (J Bowen)

Black-necked Grebe – Jayne Bowen

Black-necked Grebe – Jayne Bowen

Restronguet Creek: 2 Osprey at 9am including colour ringed ‘JF1’. (Cornwall Osprey Sightings via Twitter) 3 Osprey, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger & S Williams)

Devoran: 2 Osprey, 2 Little Stint, 50+ Curlew (incl a Dutch colour ringed bird), 50+ Oycs, 20+Blackwit, 5+ Barwit, 2 Whimbrel, 50+Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank. (C Foote)

Rame Church – Penlee NR: 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1, Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Common Whitethroat, 50+ Swallow, 30+ House Martin, 3 Sand Martin. (D Clegg)

Rame Barton Guesthouse: 4 Pied Flycatcher, 4+ Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warbler. All seen from entrance to grounds. (D Clegg)

Kingsmill lake: 23 Dunlin, 17+ Redshank, 29 Curlew, 2 Juv Ringed Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Sandwich Tern, 13 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 400+ Nlack-headed Gull & 2 Mute Swan ((P Kemp)

Mount Edgcumbe Country Park: 1 Wheatear,  60+ mixed adult & juvenile Swallow group on the wires. (S Eddy)

Penwithick: 3 Buzzard , 2 Blue Tit , 1 Chaffinch , 8 House Sparrow , 2 Coal Tit , 3 Woodpigeon , 4 Goldfinch , 1 Grey Heron , 1 Robin , 2 House Martin , 1 Sparrowhawk , 2 Collared Dove , 4 Magpie , 3 Jackdaw . (K.Bowers)

Common Buzzard – Kevin Bowers

Grey Heron – Kevin Bowers

Eurasian Sparrowhawk – Kevin Bowers

Late submission, 10/09, Devoran: 2 Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Knot, 3 Turnstone, Osprey plus regulars. (B Rousseau)

Late submission, 10/09, St Agnes Head: 2 Wryneck, (1 Wryneck in the morning around the large privet clump at the base of the Head, and in the afternoon the another Wryneck at higher bal near St Agnes football club). (D Curtis)

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Wednesday 8th September 2021

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

Cadgwith: imm Red-backed Shrike 1km South of Cadgwith at 0900, also 1 Wryneck this evening at Chough Ogo. (S Croft)

Pendeen: Wood Warbler at Calartha Farm. (P Combridge) Also Wryneck, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit at Carn Eanes. (P Clement) Also another Wryneck reported North of Portheras Cove.

Trevose: 2 Wryneck, 8 Willow Warbler, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Peregrine, 14 Chough this evening. (R Augarde) Also 2 Whinchat, 3 Swift at end of golf course. (P Sofley)

St Agnes: 1 Wryneck, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Whinchat, 10 Wheatear, 30+ Whitethroat, 1 Peregrine, 1 Snipe, 2 Chough. (G Lawlor)

Cot – Boscregan: 1 Wryneck, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Common Sandpiper. (N Wheatley)

Land’s End: 1 Wryneck at Treeve Common. (R Archer). Also 1 Wryneck at Trinity Pool, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 20+ Willow Warbler, 3 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail. (M Ahmad)

Pied Flycatcher, Mashuq Ahmad

Porthgwarra: 1 Wryneck, 3+ Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit, 1 Sedge Warbler, 12+ Willow Warbler, 8+ Chiffchaff, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2+ Southern Migrant Hawker all at Trevean. (M Elliott) Also another Wryneck reported 1/4 miles West of Hella Point and 1 Pied Flycatcher.

Nanjizal: 89 trapped and ringed including: 52 Willow Warbler, 9 Sedge Warbler, 9 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler and 1 Tree Pipit. (J Overfield, R Veal) Also 1 Wryneck (below Nanjizal house), fem Redstart, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, extra 25+ Willow Warbler, 4 Tree Pipit, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 12 White Wagtail, 1 Dunlin, 1 Golden Plover, 2+ Common Tern and c12 Sandwich Tern (offshore). Please keep to public rights of way. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 10 juv Little Stint, 2 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, juv Great Crested Grebe this evening. (R Veal) Also 26 Sandwich Tern. (P Longshaw)

St Gothian Sands: ad Black-necked Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Little Stint, 1 Swift. (P Freestone, J Chapple). Also 2 Pochard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 11 Sandwich Tern. (M Spicer)

Devoran: 1 Spoonbill, flew off toward Mylor c15:45. (S Turner, C Foote, T Weston, M Dunford, T Wilson) Also 7 Little Egret, 1 possible Great White Egret, opposite Norway inn early morning. (S Turner) Also, 135+ Redshank, 34 Curlew, 51 Oystercatcher, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, mix of 120+ Dunlin + Ringed Plover, 6 Knot, Common Sandpiper, Whimbrel, 8 Little Egret & 2 Raven. (C Foote, T Weston) Also 1 Osprey. (M Dunford, T Wilson) Also 24 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit. (T Wilson)

Spoonbill, Charlotte Foote

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 2 Shoveler, 3 Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 3 Wheatear, 14 Snipe, 2 Lapwing. (M Pass) Also, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 3 Shoveler, 2 Wheatear, 1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger & S Williams)

Wood Sandpiper, Stephen Williams

Spotted Redshank, Stephen Williams

Sparrowhawk,Stephen Williams

Downderry: a raft of 27 Balearic Shearwater offshore late afternoon. Also noted today, 5 Ringed Plover, 8 Kittiwake, a Wheatear and 2 White Wagtail. (A Payne)

Botallack: juv Hobby, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 2 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler. (D Flumm)

Hobby, Dave Flumm

Hobby, Dave Flumm

Kenidjack: 6 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Blackcap, c50 Willow Warbler, a few Chiffchaff, 5 Chough and 2 Kestrel. (M Jones) Also 2 Pied Flycatcher, 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 24 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Wheatear, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, c100 Swallow, 20 House Martin, 2 Chough. (D Flumm)

Crowdy Res: 4+ Spotted Flycatcher, 27 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Coot (scarce here). (B Craven)

St Ives Island: 12 Common Scoter, 10 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Wheatear, ca. 6 Common Dolphin (G Jones).

Polzeath: 2 Pied Flycatcher and 2 Spotted Flycatcher this morning NW of Pentire Farm, in long line of tamarisks near footpath to The Rumps. (J Cook)

Nanpean: adult Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Green Sandpiper, 26 Teal. (B Bosisto)

Millbrook: 40+ Redshank, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Greenshank.  (D Sharp).

Rame Head: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 5 Cirl Bunting (4 female, 1 male), 1 Yellowhammer (male), 5 Chaffinch, 1 Robin, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Wren, 1 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, 30+ Swallows and House Martins (D Sharp).

Whitsand Bay: 1 Gannet, large raft of mixed Gulls and Cormorants feeding off shore, 4 Dunnock.  (D Sharp).

Booby’s Bay: flock of 10 Chough moving towards Trevose Head @13:55. (S Lilley)

Crugmeer: 1 Whinchat, 5 Whitethroat. (D Julian)

Bossinney: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, c50 Willow Warbler in pines at 13:00. (M Worden)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Wryneck reported.

Late Submission, 07/09, Truro: 1 Osprey flying near Trafalgar Roundabout in the afternoon. (K Hambly-Staite)

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Monday 6th September 2021

Gurnards Head: Glossy Ibis harassing a buzzard over the Gurnards Inn, both headed inland in the direction of Troon this afternoon. Also 25+ Chough and 3 Wheatears. (S Lilly)

St. Gothian Sands: Glossy Ibis, Little Stint, Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper and 2+ White Wagtail this evening. (M Ahmad)

Glossy Ibis – Mushaq Ahmad

Porthleven: 1 imm Red-backed Shrike, 1 Wryneck, 5 Whinchat, 14 Yellow Wagtails, 8 White Wagtails and 22 Wheatear all along coast path to Loe Bar. (I Maclean)

Wryneck – Ilya Mclean

Nanquidno Valley: immature Red-backed Shrike between Hendra and Trevegean Vean at 10:30am. Wryneck at Boscreagean Farm, Hendra at 12:00pm. Also 8 Whinchat, 2 Tree Pipit and 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (D Scanlan)

Kenidjack: 1 Melodious Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler (all warblers in gardens opposite donkey paddocks, all elusive), 1 Wheatear 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (N Rogers)

Lizard: 1 female Redstart, 5+ Whinchat, 5+ Wheatear, 4+ Willow Warbler, 4+ Whitethroat, Sand Martins and Chough between Caerthillian and Lizard Village. (D Beadle) In addition, male Common Redstart, 1 Whinchat. (D Collins)

Gunwalloe: 1 Sanderling, 5 Ringed Plover, 6 Wheatear. (D Collins)

Mullion Golf Course: 7 Chough on the 14th tee early afternoon. (M Winters)

The Herra, Gillan: 1 Little Stint. (J Pierce)

Polgigga: 2 fem Redstart, 4 Whinchat, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Wheatear, 4+ Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail between Bosistow Lane and Faraway cottage. (R Veal)

Porth Nanven: Wryneck on coast path above Progo, between Porth Nanven and Polpry Cove. Also, 9 Whinchat and 8 Wheatear. (N Wheatley)

Cot Valley: 10 Whinchat, 4 Tree Pipit and 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (D Scanlan) In addition, 2 Pied Flycatcher and 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (N Wheatley)

Pendeen: 2 Wryneck, Pied Flycatcher and Merlin this morning. (P Combridge)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Osprey hunting, then drifted north to Penzance at 1:30pm. (D Archer)

Copperhouse Creek, Hayle: 1 Little Stint and 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (M Ahmad)

Swanpool: Spotted Flycatcher (D Peers)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Ruff, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 3 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 2 Wheatear, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger, S Williams) In addition, 4 Wheatear and 1 Yellow Wagtail. (S Turner)

Perranporth, Cligga Head: Hobby, 6 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, Common Whitethroat. (T Wilson)

Whinchat – Tony Wilson

St Agnes Head: Yellow Wagtail, Hobby, Sedge Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear, Greenshank this morning. (D Curtis) In addition, 4 Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Sedge Warbler. (G Lawlor)

Foxhole: 1 Tree Pipit and 1 Whinchat this evening. (B Bosisto)

Gannel Estuary, Newquay: Curlew Sandpiper with 6 Dunlin. Also, 1m Sparrowhawk near picnic area. (M Lammas)

Trevose Head: 15 Chough, 8 Wheatear. (B Tregunna)

River Camel: 1 Osprey, 4 Knot, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Kingfisher, 2 juvenile Shellduck, 10 Redshank, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Peregrine Falcon. (D Dennis)

Rumps point offshore: 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1ad dark phase Arctic Skua, 4 Sandwich terns (2 juvenile), 4 Risso’s Dolphin. (R Kirkwood)

Risso’s Dolphin – Rupert Kirkwood

Tintagel: 1 Red Kite at Barras Nose. (P Findlay)

Rame: Wryneck reported at Penlee Grotto this afternoon.

Late News, 05/09, Boscathnoe, Penzance: 2 Tree Pipit and a Whinchat. (P St Pierre)

Late News, 05/09, Gurnards Head: 1 Pied Flycatcher and 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (P St Pierre)

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Friday 3rd September 2021

Nanjizal: 1 Ortolan Bunting and 2 Redstart, 9 Whitethroat, 25 Chiffchaff,10 Willow Warbler ,9 Reed Warbler, 11 Sedge Warbler, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Tree Pipit, 9 Blackcap trapped and ringed. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Boscregan, Hendra: 1 Red-backed Shrike. (N Wheatley)

Foxhole: drake Ring-necked Duck. (L Bosisto) 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 54 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 1 Green Sandpiper, 18 Teal. (B Bosisto)

Park Head: possible Melodius Warbler. (Birdguides)

Lands End: 1 Wryneck at Trinity Loop along cycle track. (P Clement)

Devoran: 1 Osprey on post opposite Norway Inn early this morning. (S Turner)

Tresillian River: 1 Osprey, 4 Common Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank at St Clement. (M Costa)

Newbridge: Wood Sandpiper still. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: Osprey, Snipe, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher. (D Flumm,R Chiffers)

Osprey – Robin Chiffers

Caer Bran;Sancreed: Cuckoo. (S Ford)

Cuckoo – S Ford

Kenidjack valley: 2 Yellow wagtail (over, east), 3 Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 5 Willow warbler (1 gave very brief song) 13 Chiff-chaff, 2 Pied flycatcher, Spotted flycatcher. (P Clarke P Fraser)

Nanquidno: 3 Tree Pipit  2 Whinchat, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler  10+ Chiffchaff, 2 Chough  1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 35+ Linnet. (D Clegg)

Porthgwarra: Marsh Harrier, Pied Flycatcher, 4 Spotted Flycatcher,Whinchat,Swift,5 Willow Warbler,7 Yellow Wagtail,17 Wheatear, 7 Tree Pipit & 3 Southern Migrant Hawker. (M Wallace)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Spotted Redshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 5 Ringed Plover, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, 12 Snipe, 7 Wigeon, 14 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 1 Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, 1 Kingfisher, also 1 Little Grebe feeding 1 chick at Golden Lion ( D Eva, J St. Ledger)

Spotted Redshank’s – John St Ledger

Whinchat – John St Ledger

Camel Estuary: 3 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (D Julian)

Wadebridge; Ball Terrace: 5 Red legged Partridge, 3 Yellowhammer, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker early am. (S Grose)

Rock, Porthilly Farm: 131+ Mediterranean Gull following the plough this eve. (S Grose)

Colliford Lake: 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint,1 Grey Heron,4 Cormorant, 7 Meadow Pipit,1 Buzzard , 1 Green Sandpiper. (J Johnson)

Ringed Plover & Little Stint – John Johnson

Ringed Plover- John Johnson

Dunlin in flight – John Johnson

Common Buzzard – John Johnson

Siblyback Lake: 2 Pintail. (D Julian) 14+ Cormorant,2 Grey Heron, 5 Coot, 26 Little Grebe ,2 Great Crested Grebe , 6 feral Grey Lag Goose, 46 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck,1 eclipse male Pintail, 2 juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 1 juv Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank , 6 Common Sandpiper,1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher,60 + Swallow, 10+ House Martin , 2 Wheatear.(Keith Pellow) this evening: 2 Kingfishers, 1 Little Egret, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Wheatear,1 Fox. (D Sharp).

Marsland: 2 Common Redstart, 1 Firecrest, 5 Rock Pipit, 6 Stonechat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 200 Herring Gull, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Kingfisher, 20 Oystercatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Windle)

Common Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Whinchat – Stevan Windle

Spotted Flycatcher – Stevan Windle

Maer Lake: 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Cattle Egret. (Birdguides)

East Pentire: 1 Redstart, 1 Chiffchaff , 5 Whitethroat, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit, 1 Ringed Plover. (B Bosisto)

Penhale Sands: 1 Tree pipit over. (L Sampson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Little Stint,14 Knot, 140+ Dunlin, 150+ Ringed Plover, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Greenshank, 3 Whimbrel, 9 Little Egret,1 s/p Grey Plover, 2 (ad & juv) Sandwich Tern, 1f Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher. (JH & K Dalziel)

Copperhouse Creek; Hayle Estuary: 3 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 2 Little Egret, 10+ Barn Swallows, 1 Curlew, 2 Whimbrels. 1 Oystercatchers. 4 Common Teal. 3 Godwits (! Black or Bar)
Buzzard, 2 Lesser Black-Backed Gull. (V Skilton)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 5 Common Whitethroat, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit. (P Fraser)

Marazion Beach: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit for third day. (P Fraser)

Longrock; Penzance 3 Wheatear, 3 juvenile Little Stint. (B Dursley)

Marazion: 2 Swift. (G Healey)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Basin: 7 Little Stint, 2 Knot. (R Veal)

St Ives: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit feeding on the harbour. (D Northside)

Newlyn: 1 ad Mediterranean Gull at river mouth, 12 Turnstone in harbour, 1 Grey Wagtail on Newlyn River. (T Mills)

Adult Mediterranean Gull – Tony Mills

Late submission, 02/09, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 juv Little Stint, juv Knot, ad Grey Plover, 2 Shoveler briefly. (R Veal)

Late submission, 02/09, Tresillian River: 1 Osprey between Tresillian & St Clement ( J Kendall ) 76 Dunlin, 62 Redshank, 32 Curlew, 15 Greenshank, 8 (possibly 10) Ringed Plover, 5 Black- tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 7 Cormorant, 6 Swallow. (A Nicholson)

Late submission, 02/09, St Gothian Sands: 1 Common sandpiper , 2 Little Stint, 3 Sandwich Tern on beach. (T Polglase)

Late submission, 02/09, Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Osprey flew over tower hide and landed in tree on the far edge of the reserve. Cattle Egrets interacting with the herd of Steers. (B Rankine) 3 Mistle Thrush. (D Dennis)

Cattle Egrets, Barry Rankine

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Wednesday 14th July 2021

Porthgwarra: fem Red-backed Shrike around stonewall late morning. (M Wallace)

St Austell: Rose-coloured Starling in garden. (J Shand)

Bude: Rose-coloured Starling reported at Maer Lake at 1538.

Downderry: 0525-0700, 119 Manx Shearwater moving east and 46 west. Also moving west were 35 Gannet, a Greenshank, a Dunlin, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 51 Black-headed Gull and 35 Swift. This afternoon a Quail singing nearby. (A Payne)

Truro River: 1 Common Sandpiper (N. Watmough)

Lowertown, Helston: ad and juv Green woodpecker, 1 Dipper (A Witheywood)

St Erth: Carrion crow family of 2 adults and 4 young, 2 adult Goldfinch feeding 2 juveniles, young House Sparrow being fed by adults plus a Stoat. (D King)

Liskeard: 20+ House Sparrow (adult & Juveniles), 2 Greenfinches,  5 Goldfinches (adult & Juveniles), 4 Siskin (2 adult, 2 juveniles), 7 Swift, 8 House Martin, 1 Wood pigeon.  All in or over the garden. (D Sharp)

Goldfinch, Deena Sharp

Kensey Valley: 6 adult Common Buzzard sharing the same air space over our garden today at 13.15, young Siskins now in garden. (N Bastin)

Siskin, Nigel Bastin

Nanjizal: 58 trapped and ringed including 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 recently fledged Garden Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 12 Sedge Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 11 Chiffchaff. (K Wilson, J Overfield, R Veal) 2 Quail flushed at 0630. (R Wilkins)

Rumps and Pentire: 4 Fulmar, 2 Gannet, 12 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine falcon, 8 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-headed gull, 40 Herring gull, 6 Great black-backed gull, 4 Guillemot, 4 Wood pigeon, 2 Swift, 6 Skylark, 15 Swallow, 11 Rock pipit, 2 Meadow pipit, 1 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 4 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 50+ Rook, 50+ Carrion crow, 24 Starling, 3 House sparrow, 9 Goldfinch, 35 Linnet, 3 Grey seal, 4 Small skipper, 5 Large white, 5 Small copper, 1 Common blue, 1 Red admiral, 1 Painted lady, 1 Dark-green fritillary, 4 Gatekeeper, 18 Meadow brown, 3 Small heath, 2 Ringlet, 25 Six-spot burnet. (M Scawen et al)

Newquay: 1 Sparrowhawk at speed into zoo this eve. (S Grose)

Feock: 30 screaming Swift. (R Smith)

Hayle, Copperhouse Creek: 1 female Ruddy Shelduck, 2 (fem & juv) Shelduck, 20 Canada Geese, 6 Mallards, 2 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 7 (2ad, 5 juv) Swallow 10.15 – 11.45. (M Webb)

Ruddy Shelduck, Martin Webb

Ruddy Shelduck, Martin Webb

Curlew, Martin Webb

Oystercatcher, Martin Webb

Late submission, 12/7, Trewavas: 5 Raven, 20+ Kittiwakes on cliff. (M Pegrum)

Late submission, 13/7, Golitha Falls: Spotted Flycatcher. (M Pegrum)

Sunday 30th May 2021

Late News, 29/05, Pengarrock Farm, Helston: 6 Red Kite riding thermals over the valley. (J Crooks)

Late News, 29/05, Trevothan, nr. Coverack: 21 Red Kite E or NE during afternoon. Also 1 Cuckoo. (D Beadle)

Late News, 29/05, Treskewes St Keverne: 27+ Red Kites over silage fields. (A Williams)

Late News, 29/05, Traboe, St Martin: 2 Tawny Owl chicks left Owl box. (A Williams)

Late News, 29/05, Middlewood, North Hill: 1 Red Kite at 8.55 am (J Bousfield)

Late Photo, 29/05, Treeve Moor:

Pectoral Sandpiper – Mushaq Ahmad

Tehidy: 2nd Cal Great Spotted Cuckoo on the north west side of Tehidy at 4pm. Lost over trees heading north east. (K Wilson)

Woon Gumpus Common: Black Stork first seen circling over c8:55. (P Clement) Then briefly landed near Jericho Farm before flying off again, heading South East c10:10. (M Ahmad, P Clement) This afternoon, Black Stork in the fields S of Morvah at 3.25 pm briefly before flying east . Also 7 Red Kite and 11 Swift (A Bayly) In addition, 2 Cuckoo and 6 Red Kite (1215). (D Flumm)

Black Stork – Nigel Rogers

Black Stork – Mushaq Ahmad

Black Stork – John Swann

Black Stork – Richard Augarde

Polgigga: 1 Black Kite and 6 Red Kite over at 10.22 am. (K Wilson, M Wallace)

Ludgvan Churchtown: 1 Black Kite over at 10.51 am (S Ellison)

Land’s End: fem-type Golden Oriole until 8:50 in willows surrounding Swingates. (B Mellow, R Augarde, R Veal, J Overfield). fem Woodchat Shrike between car park and Swingates. (B Mellow et al.) fem Red-backed Shrike also between car park and Swingates. (P Taylor et al) Black Kite (same as above) with group of Red Kite over at 10:53. (S Rogers, P Taylor et al) Also, Osprey over 15:25. (M Broadbent, J Jones)​

Woodchat Shrike – Dave Flumm

Red Kite – Dave Flumm

Red-backed Shrike – Joe Jones

Red-backed Shrike – Mushaq Ahmad

Osprey – Nigel Rogers

Red-backed Shrike – Mushaq Ahmad

Skewjack: Black Kite (same as above) over at c11:40. Golden Oriole flew North c12:15. Also Hobby, Yellow Wagtail ssp. and Spotted Flycatcher. (M Wallace) In addition, Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler. (D Flumm)

Caer Bran: male Red-backed Shrike. (per M Elliott)

Coverack: Bee-eater. (W Hawkes)

Porthgwarra: 8 Red Kite in the area. (E Smart)

Nanjizal: 5 Red Kite. (D Flumm) In addition, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Red Kite. (R Veal)

Little Trethewey: singing male Lesser Whitethroat. (K Wilson)

Newbridge: Red Kite (1230). (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 18 Red Kite. (D Flumm)

Housel Bay, Lizard: 4 Red Kite this morning. (M Lavelle)

Poldhu Valley and Cove: Sedge Warblers, Reed Warbler, male Reed Bunting, male Stonechat with 2 juveniles, Oystercatcher on beach, flock of 6 Cormorants flying inland, 2 Red Kite at 06:10 flying east towards Mullion. (S Ford)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Red Kite. (D Eva)

St Martin in Meneage: 3 Red Kite drifting north at 13.47. A further 6 Red Kite in freshly cut silage field at 5.00 pm (ND and S Chandler)

Coverack: 15+ Red Kite (13+ W/SW, 2 E), 1 Spotted Flycatcher at Trevothen. (D Beadle)

Carnmeal Downs: 2 Yellowhammer (on territory also occupied in 2019). 1 Red Kite. (G Adams)

Helston: Blackcap in private garden. (S Buckmaster)

Goldsithney: 10 Red Kites over at 3.30 pm today. (R Nicholls)

Porth Saxon Beach, Helford River: 6 Red Kite and 1 Cuckoo over the river heading north between 08:45 & 09:30 am. (J Irvine)

Red Kite – John Irvine

Rosemullion Head: 11 Red Kite heading east at 10:00 am (J Holmes)

Falmouth: 2 Red Kite flying east over harbour at 9.30 am (S Van Hear) Also reported, 5 Red Kites over Trescobeas area between 08:30 and 09:30 am, being mobbed by Gulls. (J St Ledger)

Carnmenellis: 2 Cuckoo, 1 Kestrel, 1 Skylark (heard). (J St Ledger)

Portreath: 4 Red Kite at 3.00 pm. (N Rusden)

Camborne: 1 Red Kite low over Pengegon before drifting off to the north east, at 2.50 pm. (D King)

Chapel Carne Brea: 4 Red Kite at 2.30 pm (M Jones)

Goonhavern: 1 Red Kite flying over at 2.15 pm. (W Chegwidden)

Lostwithiel: 1 Kingfisher. (A Wilson)

Par Beach: 10 Eider offshore, 3 Whitethroat, 5 Linnet, 9 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

St Blazey, St Andrews Pool: 2 prs Mute Swan with 3 & 7 Cygnets, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 3 Siskin. (S Grose)

Par Market East Carpark: 1 Nuthatch (feeding young at nest, in hole in Oak tree nr Market entrance). (S Grose)

Stenalees: 1 Red Kite flying high eastward this morning. (R Hollis)

Foxhole: 24 Red Kite, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Siskin, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Cuckoo. (B Bosisto, P Wilkins)

Nanpean: 1 Red Kite. (B & L Bosisto)

Victoria, Roche: Osprey over Cornwall services this morning heading North. (M Reeves)

Roche: 17 Red Kite up to 6pm, one with yellow wing tag. (J Rance)

Carnanton Wood: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 1 m Blackcap at Spitfire Corner. (S Grose)

Rialton Barton: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper. (S Grose)

St Columb Minor: 2 Red Kite, east over priory Road at 08.05 am. (S Grose)

Trellogan area, Newquay: 2 Red Kites low over at 2.30 pm. (D Ensor)

Treziase: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Kestrel, 3 Linnet, 1 m Blackcap, 1 f Sparrowhawk (carrying prey and still hunting Swallows), 1 Common Lizard. (S Grose)

Tregaswith: 3 Red Kite, west at 1.30 pm, 7 Raven, 1 Red legged Partridge, 9 Linnet, 2 Skylark. (S Grose)

Walmsley Reserve, Wadebridge: 2 Red Kite over this morning. (A Langdon)

Croangate, Wadebridge: 1 Red Kite this evening. (D Julian)

Cardinham Wood: 1 Red Kite over mid morning. (P Roseveare, E Turnbull)

Davidstow Airfield: 2 Red Kite this morning. (M Worden)

Trewint area: 5 Red Kites 08.45-09.45 am (B Craven)

Garrow, Bodmin Moor: 1 Red Kite and 3 Cuckoo. (B Bryne)

Ley, St Neot: 6 Swift and 1 Red Kite (A Newsham)

Liskeard: 1 Red Kite being mobbed by Herring Gulls. Moving North towards Caradon Hill at 9.40 am. Also, 2 Swift, 2 Siskin, 4 Goldfinch. (D Sharp)

South Caradon: 13 Starling with at least 5 being juvenile birds, 4 Yellowhammer, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Raven, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Spotted Flycatcher (collecting nesting material), 3 Linnet, 1 Stonechat, 1 Common Buzzard. (D Sharp)

Spotted Flycatcher – Deena Sharp

juvenile Starling – Deena Sharp

Yellowhammer – Deena Sharp

Trevollard near Saltash: 2 Red Kite drifting north over at 10.45 am (G Lewis)

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Saturday 29th May 2021

Newlyn: American Herring Gull still. (Birdguides)

Nanjizal Valley: 1 Golden Oriole and 2 Spotted Flycatcher trapped and ringed. Also, 42 Red Kite, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Swift and 11 House Martin over this morning. (P Roseveare, J Howells, K Wilson et al)

Golden Oriole – Peter Roseveare

Golden Oriole – Peter Roseveare

Bosisto Lane: 1s male Golden Oriole (same as trapped bird from Nanjizal). (S Rogers)

Golden Oriole – Steve Rogers

Windmill Farm: Woodchat Shrike. ( G Lucas M Broadbent F Downing)

Woodchat Shrike – Fenton Downing

St Agnes: female Red-backed Shrike above the beach, perched on a low gorse bush at 3.30pm. (M Priest)

Trevurvas: 1 Serin flew into orchard off Trevurvas Lane this morning (J Evans)

Lizard Point: 1 Black Guillemot just east of Bumble Rock. Also 11 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Tern. (I Maclean et al)

Lizard Downs: sub-adult male Golden Oriole flew south towards Caerthillian, 15 Red Kite. (I Maclean)

Trevascen: Pectoral Sandpiper still on scrape. (Birdguides)

Caerthillian: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (I Maclean) 2 Red Kite. (A Witheywood)

Spotted Flycatcher – Andrew Witheywood

Woon Gumpus: Stork sp. (possibly Black Stork) over heading NE. (R Humphreys)

Gwinear: male Blue-headed Wagtail male  around mid-day in fields adjacent to Nanpusker Farm, Gwinear in cattle field on public f’path to Treglisson. Also 5 Red Kites between Wheal Alfred and Treglisson garden centre. (P Smale)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: fem Marsh Harrier, 1 Tawny Owl, c20 Red Kite before 9:00, 2 Willow Warbler, Nuthatch, 2+ Siskin. Also Sandwich Tern offshore. (D Parker, R Veal)

Rosevidney; Marazion: 1 Red Kite. (M Patterson-Jones)

Chyandour, Penzance: 20 Red Kite at 08:15. (P Fraser)

Tredrea Lane, St Erth: 4 Red Kite at 14:00. (P Fraser)

Crowlas: 2 Red Kite at 12.30 and 2 at 1805. (G Healey)

Porthcurno: 45+ Red Kite mid morning, part of the widely roaming flock. (S Rogers)

Sancreed: 53 Red Kite (48 west, 5 in cut silage field), Cuckoo, 4 Swift, Spotted Flycatcher. Also first Common Blue & Beautiful Demoiselle damselflies of the year. (D Flumm)

Red Kite montage -Dave Flumm

Porthgwarra: 10 Red Kite at 12.00. (J Eaton)

St Buryan: 21 Red Kite at 2.30. (J Eaton)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Whimbrel. (C Richards)

Stithians: 2 Cuckoo. (E Heayn)

Stithians: 5 Skylark, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 8 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 6 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 15 Linnet, 2 Stonechat, 1 Buzzard, 2 Pheasant, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (S Van Hear)

Stithians: 1 Red Kite, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Reed Bunting nests with 4 chicks, 3 chicks and 4 eggs, Whitethroat nest with 4 eggs. ( D. Eva )

Culdose: 2 Red Kite, moving S at 16.00. (P Kemp)

Lizard: 5 Red Kites drifting east at Crousa Downs, 2 St Keverne Beacon between 1:10 & 1:20pm , 2 Golgotham NR at 2:20pm, 2 Rosuick at 4:30pm . (J Hawkey K Dalziel)

St Keverne: 1 Red Kite. (A Mclean)

Coverack: 2 Red Kite over at 14.45 then headed northwest. (P Tongue)

St Breock valley: 1 Cuckoo calling (T. Nightingale)

Nine Maidens near Troon: Red Kite. (S Davenport)

Truro: male and female Bullfinch. (D Jenkins) 2 Siskin on 27th May. (D Jenkins) Red Kite this morning. (J Lewarne M Raywood)

Falmouth: 8 Swift circling over Trescobeas area. (J A St Ledger)

Calenick Creek: 4 Red Kite this afternoon. (G Fisher)

College Lake: 4 Red Kites west. (J Holmes)

Porth Joke: 15 Sedge Warbler, 12 Whitethroat, 7 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler (all counts singing males). Also 3 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Raven, 12 Goldfinch, c20 Linnet, 1 Greenfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 12 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit. (S Rowe)

Crowdy Reservoir (southern boundary) : 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Cuckoo, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Buzzard above, 1 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Treraven Meadows: 3 Great spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Marsh Tit, 53 Rook,1f Sparrowhawk over. (S Grose)

Camel Trail at Polbrock: 1 ad Dipper collecting food, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Wagtail, 7 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Siskin. (S Grose)

Padstow; Lellizzick: 46 Razorbill, 56 Guillemot, 7 Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Crackington: 2 Red Kite (1 @ 9.30am and 1 @ 2.00pm flying NE). (J & B Teague)

East Moor, Halvana: 2 Cuckoos. (B Craven)

Fox Tor/Halvana: 1 Red Kite circled rising and flew NW (B Craven)

Blackhill Down, Bodmin Moor: 1 Redstart (male), 1 Blackcap (male), 2 Reed Bunting (male), 2 Cuckoo. (J St Ledger)

Stowes Hill, Bodmin Moor: 2 Cuckoo, 2 Yellowhammer (male), 3 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Wardbrook Farm area, Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Redstart. (J St Ledger)

Sharp Tor Cottage area, Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Redstart, feeding 2 young, 6 Swift circling. (J St Ledger)

Juvenile Redstart – John St Ledger

male Redstart – John St Ledger

Lower Tremar: 2 Red Kite one at 13:30 high north east the other circling with a Buzzard at 13:45.  Also 9 Swift.  (M & R Frost)

Trink Hill: 1 Cuckoo. (P Geddes)

Kit Hill 10:30- 13:00: 2 Cuckoo, 13 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 4 Willow Warbler, 5 Meadow Pipit – no sign of any Red Kite (D Clegg, M Beer)

Treweatha; Merrymeet, Liskeard: Red Kite over at 4pm. (T Blake)

Dobwalls: 1 Red Kite, with missing feathers from one wing, heading NE, being chased by Herring Gulls; 4 Swift and 2 Swallow. (C&J Duffy)

Penpillick: Red Kite at 3pm. (K Knight)

Boyton; North East Cornwall: 2 Red Kite at 14:00. (S Smyth)

 

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