Sunday 13 October 2019

Notice: There will be an educational access group visiting Walmsley tomorrow, in the morning from 08:30 to 13:00. Please expect some disruption if planning a visit. (A Langdon)

Late News, 09/10, Mevagissey: Rough-legged Buzzard taken into care after being picked up by a member of the public. No further news on its condition or location at present.

Rough-legged Buzzard – Robert Wells

Crackington Haven: 1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Hentervene Holiday Park this morning but not seen after 1100. The bird was in a very unhealthy condition and thought unlikely to survive the day. It has been looked for this evening with no luck. The property owner decided that they did not wish for the bird to be disturbed in its current condition nor did they wish the impact of a twitch to disrupt their business during this busy holiday period. If the bird is in a better condition tomorrow then there is a possibility that access may be granted. (Bev Teague)

Yellow-billed Cuckoo – Bev Teague

Porthgwarra : 1 Red-eyed Vireo near the doctors House sporadically throughout the day. Also 64 Meadow Pipit , 2 Firecrest, 10 Goldcrest, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Turtle Dove, 16 Collared Dove, 1 Redwing, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Chough. (P Roseveare B Bosisto et al) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in the sallow clump south of Roskestal (M Wallace) 1 Balearic Shearwater reported.

Turtle Dove – N Truby

Caerthillian: 1 Barred Warbler still in valley scrub near the pool south of the pumping station. Also 1 Pink-footed Goose over, 1 Hobby, 1 Swallow (D Eva, S Grose)

Housel Bay: 1 Common Nightingale still present, gave close flight views mid morning (D Eva)

St Levan: 1 White Stork,1 Firecrest (B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Nanquidno: 1 Red-Breasted Flycatcher (B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Cawsand: Dusky Warbler with the Tit flock at the end of the valley by entrance to Cawsand Village. Also Firecrest. (D Clegg)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Pink-footed Goose with c400 Canada Goose early am only, 5 Tufted Duck, c30 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, c20 Golden Plover, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Firecrest (R Veal) Additionally 15 Little Egret, 7 Greenshank, 29 Bar-tailed Godwit , 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Plover , 1 Sandwich Tern ,1 Kingfisher (B Bosisto P Roseveare) 1 Osprey reported early afternoon over Carnsew Basin.

Pink-footed Geese – D Parker

Osprey – M Webb

Copperhouse: 1 Osprey, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Pink-footed Goose (presumed same as on the main estuary earlier). (B Mellow)

Lizard Point: 1 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Merlin, 9 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Manx Shearwater, 1 Pink-footed Goose (later landed in Housel Bay pond). (I Maclean)

Bass Point: 1 Brambling over

Treen: 1 Snow Bunting reported by Logan Rock

Pentire Point: 1 Snow Bunting reported

Cot Valley: 1 Snow Bunting on track to Cape Cornwall. (P St Pierre)

Treverven: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (J Ryan)

Newlyn: 2w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliot)

Mousehole: 2 1w Yellow-legged Gull on St Clements Isle. (M Elliott)

Sennen: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (1 adult, 1 2nd winter), 1 Grey Phalarope, 4 Sandwich Tern, 5 Chough ( B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Nanjizal: Marsh Tit, 1 Firecrest, 7 Chiffchaff and 13 Goldcrest ringed at the private ringing site. Please keep to public rights of way. (J Ryan, N Ward)

Trevean: 1 Merlin over (M Wallace)

St Ives Harbour: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (R Holder)

Pale-bellied Brent Goose – R Holder

Mousehole: 3 Balearic Shearwater and a Black-throated Diver past in the morning.

Rame Head: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in trees near the electricity substation. Also Firecrest and Ring Ouzel.

Downderry: most birds were moving east early this morning, 0800-0845, including a Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua and 41 Kittiwake. Meanwhile, a Great Northern Diver, a Red-throated Diver and a Common Scoter flew west. (Alan Payne)

Windmill Farm: 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 46 Meadow Pipit, 3 Raven, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Pheasant. (S Grose)

Helston Boating Lake: 3 Mute Swan, 24 Tufted Duck, 1 f Shoveler, 7 Coot, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Muscovey, 1 Call Duck, 1 escaped Ferruginous Duck, 17 Moorhen, 53 Mallard, 65 Black-headed Gull, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

St Dennis: 2 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest . 2 Greens . 1 Song Thrush (P Ash)

Firecrest – P Ash

Colliford and Dozmary Pool: 117 Canada Goose, 6 Cormorant, 5 Mallard,19 Tufted Duck, 489 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 8 Black-headed Gull, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 49 Carrion Crow, 24 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 620 Starling, 2 Wheatear, 16 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, 67 Linnet, 22 Meadow Pipit and 1 Dunnock. (DA Conway)

Ruan Lanihorne Quay: 1 Osprey 1 Barn Owl, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Little Egret, 40+ Curlew, 400+ Canada Goose, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron. (David Hall)

Pentewan Beach, Mevagissey: 1 Arctic Tern on the beach (Tessa Bell)

Arctic Tern – Tessa Bell

Hendersick, Looe: 2 Peregrine flying East along cliffs (A Thom)

Hannafore, Looe: 3 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 12 Oystercatcher, 6 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail (N Wills)

Crantock, West Pentire: 1 Yellowhammer, 65 Meadow Pipit, 80+ Linnet, 50+ Rook. (S Grose)

Treveal: 1 Firecrest, 7 Goldcrest, 3 Blackcap, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Chough. (S Rowe)


Saturday 12th October 2019

Late news, 29/09, Sennen: Sandwich Tern – ESK,  was rung in the Ythan Estuary in NE Scotland on 4th June as a chick by Grampian Ringing Group. (per P Garrity)

Late photos, 11/10, At sea, Scillonian III: Long-tailed Skua, sadly in Isles of Scilly waters. (M Ahmad)

Long-tailed Skua – Mashuq Ahmad

Long-tailed Skua – Mashuq Ahmad

Porthgwarra: Red-eyed Vireo near the doctors House, also Lesser Whitethroat plus Great Northern Diver over. (B Mellow) Presumed same Red-eyed Vireo in nearby Hidden Valley in the afternoon. (S Rowe)

Nanquidno: Red-breasted Flycatcher still opposite the new build plus 1+ Firecrest, Yellow-browed Warbler in Willows down from Wesley Cottage, 3 Raven, 7 Skylark, 4 Blackcap, 1 Firecrest, 7+ Goldcrest, 2 Sparrowhawks(m:f), 2 Bullfinch, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Long-tailed Tit, group of 20 Blue Tit and a juv Kestrel. (J MacCallum-Stewart, J Hawkey, K Dalziel, M Ahmad)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Mashuq Ahmad

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Steve Rowe

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Nick Truby

Yellow-browed Warbler – Nick Truby

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler plus another one reported, blythi type Lesser Whitethroat in donkey paddock still, fem/juv Merlin flew over bay towards Cape Cornwall. (J MacCallum-Stewart)

Cot Valley: Barred Warbler at the lower end of the valley.

Caerthillian: Barred Warbler by the pump station. (M Pass)

Barred Warbler – Nick Truby

 Barred Warbler – John Chapple

Housel Bay: Nightingale sp still around The Waterings but elusive. (R Wilkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey visiting three times, 2 Grey Plover, Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Kingfisher, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 363 Wigeon, 194 Teal, 1 Common Gull. (S Taylor) 1 Osprey successfully fishing at Carnsew Pool (13:35-13:45), 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Grey Plover, 14 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 28 Redshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Wheatear. (P Nason) Also Curlew Sandpiper reported again.

Osprey – David Cains

Osprey – David Cains

Truro: Peregrine on Cathedral at 08:30. (D Jenkins)

Loe Pool: 20 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher. (G Adams)

Land’s End: 1 Merlin plus 3 Red deer stags in Trinity Loop. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Penzance: Osprey over the Scillonian towards Mount’s Bay and 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver off Jubilee Pool. (M Warren)

Nanjizal: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler and Garden Warbler ringed at the private ringing site. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Mousehole: 4/5 year Smithsonianus type Herring Gull on St Clements Isle. (M Elliott)

Maer Lake: 1 Spoonbill, 13 Black tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff, 2 Pintail, 2 Pink-footed Geese. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Rame: Firecrest along lane from church with two Goldcrest. (C Buckland) Plus 1 Firecrest, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 23 Swallow, & 1 Blackcap (P Kemp)

Firecrest – Chris Buckland

Millbrook Lake: 13 Mediterranean Gull (one with white leg band – 3JRD), 47 Redshank (P Kemp)

Little Fistral: 8 Sandwich Tern, 6 Oystercatcher. (J. Green)

Lizard: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler reported somewhere on the Lizard!

Cot Valley: 2 Firecrest around the cottages, 2 ad Mediterranean Gull on the sea before flying South. (J MacCallum-Stewart)

Bude Marsh: 2 Kingfisher, 25 Mallard, 72 Black-headed Gull, 23 Moorhen, 1 Raven, 2 Mute Swan, 10 Carrion Crow, 5 Magpies, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 3 Wood Pigeon, 2m Blackbird, 2 Dunnock, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Canada Goose. (R Mudge)

Porth Joke: 4 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Bullfinch, 20 Chaffinch, 1 Water Rail, 15 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Robin. (S Rowe)

St John’s Lake: 98 Redshank, 10 Ringed Plover, 10 Turnstone, 22 Little Egret, 2 Dunlin, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Freathy: 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Blackbird. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Downderry: 07:45-08:35 Red-throated Diver, a Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skuas, 264 Kittiwakes and at least 350 Gannets, all west. (A Payne)

St Eval Church: 19 Lapwing, 3 Golden Plover, 4 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Tawny Owl heard, 1 Redwing heard at 22:30. (S Grose)

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Friday 11th October 2019

Mousehole: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel flew West. Also 1 ad Pomarine Skua, 4 Great Skua, 1 ad Arctic Skua. (M Elliott)

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-eyed Vireo still late morning. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at hidden valley (M Wallace) 9 Great Skua, 7 Arctic Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 8 BalearicShearwater and 3 Manx Shearwater between 08:00 and 11:00. (J Hicks) Cove seawatch (10:00-14:30): 4 Grey Phalarope, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 23 Manx Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 14 Great Skua, 45 Kittiwake also 3 Chough, (J MacCallum-Stewart)

St Levan: 1 White Stork presumed release still in clifftop fields

Nanquidno: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher still opposite new build house.

Scillonian Crossing: 1 Long-tailed Skua flew south over vessel late afternoon. (K Vinicombe)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey flew across the back of Ryan Fields towards St Erth at 11:50 (I Dobson) 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Osprey, 1 Lapwing, 3 Grey Plover, 6 Sandwich Tern, 30+ Bar-tailed Godwit. (R Veal) This evening, 1 Osprey perched on middle post, 10 Turnstone, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Red-breasted Merganser. (J Evans)

Copperhouse: 1 Curlew Sandpiper midday. (M Warren) 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper this evening. (R Veal)

Talskiddy: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler calling late afternoon (P Roseveare)

Swanvale NR: 2 Firecrest mid afternoon ( one singing intermittently). (M Adkins)

Housel Bay: probable Nightingale still but elusive, calling well. (J Witheywood)

Downderry: birds moving west, 0800-0900, included a Great Northern Diver, a Great Skua and 130+ Kittiwakes. (A Payne)


Thursday 10th October 2019

Late News 9/10, Lands End: 1 White-throated Sparrow on a cruise ship off Land’s End in the evening. (G Trew)

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-eyed Vireo still in sallows by car park and in the Doctor’s garden during the afternooon; also probable Siberian Lesser Whitethroat 2 Spotted Flycatcher and 11 Chough present. (G Lawlor)

Lizard: 1 Nightingale species seen again briefly this morning at Housel Pond (T Blunden)

Nanquidno: Red-breasted Flycatcher in the valley until 9 am. (I Hayes)

Porthleven: Great White Egret flew north 

St Levan: White Stork still present in clifftop fields.

Polgigga: 1 Wryneck in the lane west of Faraway Cottage ( M Wallace)

Devoran: 1 Osprey still at Restronguet Point (J Chapple)

Hayle Estuary: 1000-1130hrs 1 Osprey (over Carnsew Pool then back in Copperhouse Creek direction), 1 Peregrine, 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 1 Wheatear, 10 Greylag Goose (S Van Hear) Carnsew Basin: 1 Osprey (caught fish), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Plover, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger) Hayle North Quay: 3 Sandwich Tern 1 imm with crustacean, 1 Kingfisher hovering, 1 Red-breasted Merganser. (J Evans).

Trewoon, St. Austell: Yellow-browed Warbler flitting around in sycamore in private garden. (I Toogood-Johnson)

Chapel Porth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest, in the valley with tit flock this morning. (D Curtis)

Rock, Porthilly Farm: 1 Cattle Egret, 5 Little Egret, 12 Mediterranean Gull, 95 Black headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black- backed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull all feeding among cattle in field next to sewage treatment works. (S Grose)

Charlestown: 1 Green Woodpecker ( D Hastilow )

Bude Marshes: 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Cormorant, 29 Black-headed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 31 Canada Geese, 4 Grey Heron, 32 Mallard, 12 Moorhen, 2 Magpie, 6 Crow, 44 Goldfinch, 5 Jackdaw, 23 Rook, 2 House Sparrow, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Jay, 1f Pheasant, 1 Buzzard, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1m Reed Bunting, 1 Raven, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (R Mudge)

Trevescan to Porthgwarra circular walk:  1 Sparrowhawk, 20 Chough incl flock of 13, 4 Raven, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Red Deer, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock (J Evans)

Rame Church to Penlee NR: 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 12 Goldcrest, 45 + Skylark, 10 + Meadow Pipit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Merlin, 1 female Vagrant Emperor dragonfly. (K Pellow)

Penlee Point & Cawsand Bay: 200+ Kittewake, 35 + Mediterranean Gull, 12+ Sandwich Tern and 2 dark phase Arctic Skua, 2 male Common Scoter – west. (K Pellow)

St Clement’s Isle, Mousehole: 3+ Yellow-legged Gull (2+ 1stw, 2nd w), Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel. (M Elliott)

Penzance: 1 Great Northern Diver off Eastern Green. (P St Pierre)

Penberth valley: Singing chiffchaff. (K Dalziel)

Feock: 2 Firecrests opposite Ferris’ garage. (K Dalziel)


Tuesday 8th October 2019

Late News, 07/10, Gannel Estuary: 2 Grey Plover, 3 Dunlin, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank,  3 Wigeon (M Lammas)

Porthgwarra: Red-eyed Vireo still present up to 10:30 at least. Also 2 Firecrest, Pied Flycatcher and 2 Spotted Flycatcher’s. (G Lawlor et al) Also 50+ Grey Phalarope off the cafe but very distant. (M Warren)

Red-eyed Vireo – Duncan Walbridge

Lizard: 2 Sabine’s Gull, 24 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Manx Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua,1 Great Skua, 70 Kittiwake, 88 Gannet, 8 Guillemot, 45 Razorbill, 1 Fulmar. (T Blunden)

Rock Beach: 1 Sanderling, 1 Skylark, 31 Meadow Pipit, 11 Mediterranean Gull feeding with black headed gulls behind the sand dredger. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 16 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Grey Plover, 8 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 64 Curlew, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 17 Little Egret, 7 Sandwich Tern and 20+ Mediterranean Gulls. (P Freestone) 1 (female) Red-breasted Merganser (J Hicks, J Bowen),1 Osprey , 6 Carrion Crow (mobbing Osprey) . (K. Bowers)

Red-breasted Merganser, J Bowen

Osprey, K Bowers

Hayle Estuary; Ryans Field: 1 Pink-footed Goose,1 Peregrine Falcon (C Richards)

Land’s End: Yellow-browed Warbler at Treeve Moor House. (M Elliott)

Rose Valley: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (M Warren)

Pendeen Watch: 15 Balearic Shearwater, “a few” Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua in an hour from the lower car park. (M Warren). (4.30pm – 5pm) 2 Great Skuas,1 Arctic Skua (dk/ph),5 Grey Phalaropes, 4 Balearic Shearwaters;
1 Manx Shearwater & Kittiwakes trickling through (J Hawkey)

Towan Head (17:15-18:15): 1 Storm Petrel, 12 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Manx Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 1 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe)

Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only): 24 Cattle Egret, Mandarin, Ruff, Peregrine. (B Mellow)

Penberth: 1 Firecrest and 1 Blackcap at seaward end. (B Hibbert, S Broyd)

Nanquidno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by the parking area. (D Walbridge)

West Looe River: 2 Kingfisher, 3 Buzzard, 6 Little Egret, 1 Grey Wigtail, 7 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Roe Deer. (C Hooper)

Grey Wagtail, C Hooper

Kings Mill HT:12 Greenshank, 59 Redshank, 10 Dunlin, 37 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Shelduck, 4 Mute Swan, 5 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 47 Curlew, 47 Canada Goose, 1 Snipe, 1 Common sandpiper, c.190 Black-headed Gull, 4f Wigeon and 1 adult Mediterranean Gull (P Kemp)

Dobwalls: 5 Swallow over the village and male Sparrowhawk hunting in our garden (C&J Duffy)

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Monday 7th October 2019

Late news, 06/10, Cargreen: 1 Swallow. (C&J Duffy)

Late news, 06/10, Landulph: 4 Swallows. (C&J Duffy)

Late news, 06/10, Perranarworthal: Great White Egret on salt marsh in the afternoon (M Day)

Late news, 06/10, Kenidjack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler behind the sewerage works. (D Walbridge)

Porthgwarra: Red-eyed Vireo reported again in sallows in the car park extension with Long-tailed Tit flock but elusive; also a Lesser Whitethroat. Red-eyed Vireo relocated in Doctor’s Garden at c15:00 also a Pied Flycatcher and Garden Warbler. (S Turner) Still present in elms by the Doctor’s house this evening.

Walmsley : 1 Pink-footed Goose, 28 Cattle Egret, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 1 drake Mandarin Duck, 1 Wigeon,12 Gadwall , 120 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 6 Black-tailed Godwit , 1 Golden Plover , 5 Snipe, 2 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 25 Curlew, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (L Payne, B Bosisto, J St Ledger)

Pink-footed Goose – John St Ledger

Bar-headed Goose – John St Ledger

Mandarin – John St Ledger

St Clement: 3 Cattle Egret on the river. (M Jones)

Kenidjack: presumed Eastern type Lesser Whitethroat at seaward end of the valley (S Cox, J Swann)

Tywardreath: 23 Goldfinch (all young) – 12 on garden feeders, 8 feeding on spill below, 3 on garden fence awaiting their turn. (R. Barlow)

Lizard Point: 4 Balearic Shearwaters.

Charlestown: 1 m Blackcap, 4 Blue Tits, 2 Long Tailed Tits, 8 House Sparrows. (D Hastilow)

St Tudy: 2 Tawny Owl, 11 Siskin, 5 Goldcrest, 19 Lapwing,(in surrounding fields), 7 Raven over from Cedar Croft nurseries. (S Grose)

Gillan Creek: 1 f Mandarin Duck, 3 Common Sandpipper, Kingfisher and 3+ Med Gull. (J Witheywood)

Pendeen: Lapland Bunting over in the afternoon. (P Combridge)


Sunday 6th October 2019

Porthgwarra: Red-eyed Vireo reported in sallows in the car park extension. (N Beasley) Also 4 Redwing. (R Wilkins) Wryneck on heath midway between coastguard cottages and dried-up pool at  13:45.

Polwheveral Creek (Helford River): Osprey overhead. (Tim Pinfield)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Common Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 267 Black Headed Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Coot, 3 Raven over, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Greenfinch. (S Grose) 1 Bar Tailed Godwit on beach at 16:30. (Paul Davies)

Bugle: 2 Little Grebe at Goonbarrow china clay works. (S Grose)

Watchcroft and vicinity: 1 Whinchat, 1 Merlin flushing Meadow Pipit flock. 2 Raven (J Evans)

Black Head: Monarch Butterfly at 12:45 flying strongly west. (D&S Wright)

Nanjizal: Wryneck on the track from Higher Bosistow to Raftra Farm. (P Smith) Yellow-browed Warbler trapped and ringed in the private ringing site, Red-throated Pipit flew towards Porthgwarra. (P Roseveare)

Yellow-browed Warbler – Pete Roseveare

Kenidjack: Eastern-type Lesser Whitethroat again at the donkey paddock. (R Veal, B Mellow + R Augarde). 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Sparrowhawk by tractor shed. ( B. Toms, M. Curtis)

Sennen Cove: 30 Grey Phalarope in the cove, 1 Arctic Skua flew through. (M Warren) Also 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 ad. Yellow-legged Gull. (M Ahmad) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in willows opposite Trembrase. (M Ahmad)

Mermaid II pelagic: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Grey Phalarope, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Puffin, 1 Manx Shearwater, 8+ Common Dolphin, 1 Portuguese Man o’ War, 2 probable Risso’s Dolphin (M Elliott)

Pendeen Watch: 21 Grey Phalarope, 5 Arctic Tern, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 13 Manx Shearwater, 41 Balearic Shearwater, 15 Common Scoter, 17 Great Skua by 11:30. (S Rogers)

Spoonbill – H and D Phillips

Maer Lake: 1 Spoonbill, 18 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 20 + Curlew, 6+ Lapwing, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Barnacle Geese and several hybrids amongst the 500 to 600 or so Canada Geese.  (Hilary & Dave Phillips)

Towan Head (08.10-09:10): 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua. (S Rowe)

Park Head: 1 Hobby , 4 Swallow , 3 Blackcap , 1 Chiffchaff , 1 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Whipsiderry : 3 Corn Bunting, 2 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine Falcon (1 on each of zachys islands) , 9 Raven, 19 Oystercatcher on beach below, 72 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting, 7 Stonechat. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Common Sandpiper. (M Rouncefield). Spotted Redshank still. ( B. Toms, M. Curtis.) 1 Osprey, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Cormorant, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Lapwing, 8 Curlew, 6 Rock Pipit. (K. Bowers) Pink-footed Goose at Copperhouse. (J Miller, M Halliday et al) 1 Great White Egret reported.

Pink-footed Goose – John Miller

Common Sandpiper – Marlene Rouncefield

Osprey – Hayle Estuary

Padstow, Hawkers Cove: 7 Sandwich Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Tywardreath: 2 Long-Tailed Tits on garden feeders – 3.50pm. (R. Barlow)

Drake Mandarin – A Piper

Walmsley : 27 Cattle Egret, 1 drake Mandarin Duck, 8 Snipe, 3 Shoveler, 4 Ruff. (A. Piper)

Malpas: Osprey circling above Tresillian River towards St Clement at 13:00. (A.Hill)

St Ives Harbour: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose. (J Witheywood)

Pale-bellied Brent Goose – J Witheywood

St Ives Bay: 2+ Balearic Shearwaters and Arctic Skua  off Island 11.30-12.30 (G Jones)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 21 Coot, 3 Grey Heron, 30+ Moorhen, 7 Grey Wagtail feeding on the dam wall, 1 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 55 Canada Goose, 33 Mallard, 1 Teal, 1m Gadwall, 1 Tufted Duck, 21 Little Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 20 Cormorant (1 colour-ringed), 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Lapwing, 60 Herring Gull, 9 Black-headed Gull, 1 2ndw Mediterranean Gull, 20+ Pied Wagtail, 3 Roe Deer from the Stuart Hutchings Hide this evening. Also 1 Coal Tit, 10+ Chaffinch, 1 Red Fox from the Southern Cutoff Hide. (D Chaney)

Rame Head: Pair of Merlin along Military road hunting the Linnets found one on post late afternoon. (C Buckland)

Merlin – Chris Buckland

Wacker Quay: 34 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper. (C Buckland)

Marazion RSPB: 6 Stonechat, 4 Dunnock, 1 Little Egret, 1 Robin. (K Bowers)