Monday 20th September 2021

Gunwallow Cove: Semi-palmated Sandpiper reported this evening at 5 30pm. (R Francis)

Sancreed: juvenile Red-backed Shrike still present today. (S Windle)

Red-backed Shrike – Stevan Windle

Red-backed Shrike – Stevan Windle

Sennen: 1 juvenile Rosy Starling this morning. (D Unsworth)

Rosy Starling – Nigel Rogers

Nanjizal: 247 ringed on private site (please stick to footpaths only). Migrants included, 1 Nightingale, 195 Blackcap, 8 Sedge Warbler, 17 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler and 2 Goldcrest. (K Wilson)

Loe Pool: Osprey still. Also, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe with a juvenile, several Long-tailed Tits. (S Chandler, P Oldcorn)

Predannack: 1 Wryneck, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel. (K Dalziel & J Hawkey)

St. Buryan: 1 Spotted Flycatcher (N R Rogers)

Spotted Flycatcher – Nigel Rogers

Kenidjack: Whitethroat, Wheatear, 30+ Swallow. (A Lobb)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Kingfisher and 1 Peregrine in the north western corner today. (R Chiffers)

Peregrine Falcon = Robin Chiffers

Penzance, high tide roost: 10 Sanderling, 4 Dunlin and 3 Ringed Plover at Battery Rocks; 8 Ringed Plover on south side of Jubilee Pool. (T Mills)

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 2 Wheatear, 50 + Meadow Pipit, 20+ Stonechat and 7 Raven. (A Lobb)

Carnsew Pool: 2 Grey Plover. (S Murnan)

Grey Plover – Steve Murnan

Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 79 Redshank, 42 Dunlin, 15 Greenshank, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper. (A Nicholson)

Gannel Estuary: 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Dunlin, 1 Redshank. (B Bosisto) In addition 50+ Curlew. (M Lammas)

Foxhole: drake Ring-necked Duck, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal. (L Bosisto) In addition, 5 Yellow-legged Gull ( 1x 1st winter, 1 x near adult ; a new bird with dusky head markings & sub terminal bill markings) 3x adult), 220 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 23 Black-headed Gull, 1 Green Sandpiper this evening. (B Bosisto)

Downderry: (0730-0830), heading west a Common Scoter, 170 Gannet, an Arctic Skua and a Mediterranean Gull. Also a Whimbrel. (A Payne)

Millpool (private garden): 1 Green Woodpecker and 2 Raven. Also a very worn Silver Washed Fritillary and a Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (M Claughton)

Kingsmill Lake: 64 Dunlin, 89 Redshank, 36 Greenshank, 77 Curlew, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 28 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Ringed Plover, 10 Little Egret & 3 Sandwich Tern (P Kemp)

Tamar Estuary: 3 Osprey late afternoon. (B Craven)

Late submission, 18/09, Polwheveral Creek: Mute Swan pair with 7 juveniles. (D Collins)

Late submission, 18/09, Constantine: 100 Goldfinch in meadow with abundant Black Knapweed. (D Collins)

Late submission, 19/09, Bude, Maer Lake: 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Lapwing, c.115 Teal, 1 Sparrowhawk. (A Nicholson)

Late submission, 19/09, Gunwalloe Church Cove: 1 Sanderling and 1 Turnstone in the evening. (G Motley)

Late submission, 19/09, Pooley’s Bridge, Camel Trail: 1 Kingfisher. (T Nightingale)

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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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Friday 10th September 2021

Pendeen Lighthouse (06.45 – 12.00): 8 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Tern, 5 ad Sabine’s Gull, 4 Common Scoter, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 17 Arctic Skua, 7 Great Skua, 200+ Manx, 38 Balearic Shearwater. (S. Rogers, B. Mellow, R. Veal). Also 1 Cory’s Shearwater between 16.00 and 18.00. (Birdguides)

St Agnes Head: Ad Sabine’s Gull (15.30), 6 Sooty Shearwater, 38 Balearic Shearwater, 9 Arctic Skua, 6 Great Skua, 6 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Tern. Also Chough and Peregrine. (G Lawlor)

Pendeen, churchyard: 1 Wood Warbler (P Combridge) Also 4 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 12+ Willow Warbler. (P Combridge, R Veal) Also 1 Wryneck in scrub by road over bridge at Portheras. (Birdguides)

Foxhole: Eclipse drake Ring-necked Duck still. (Birdguides)

Nanquidno: 1 Wryneck at Nanjulian Cliff. (C Moore)

Chapel Porth: Wryneck still present at 15.30. (M Lammas)

Newlyn: Osprey over the harbour at 10.30. (M Jones)

Porthleven: 1 Osprey over at ~08:30 am. (I Maclean)

Camel Estuary: 1 Spotted Redshank at Camel Quarry. (D Julian)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper and 3 Spotted Redshank still from Stuart Hutchings Hide. (Birdguides)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 5 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper on the shore near Tempest. (P Fraser) Ryan’s Field: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Ruff. (P Fraser, M Ahmad)

Gwithian: Black-necked Grebe still at St Gothian Sands LNR. (Birdguides)

Porthgwarra Cove (07.20-10.20): 45 Balearic Shearwater, 22 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 3 Sandwich Tern, Mediterranean Gull, 110 Kittiwake. (D Flumm, G Hirons)

Downderry, 13.30-14.30: 3 ad Kittiwake, 10 Gannet, male Common Scoter, 5 Manx & 1 Balearic Shearwater. (P Kemp)

St Ives Island (15.00-16.20): 20 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Manx Shearwater, 30 Sandwich Tern, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Kittiwake, 1 Wheatear, 1 Ocean Sunfish. (G Jones)

East Pentire, Newquay (16:00-17:50): c30 Balearic Shearwater with 2000+ feeding Manx Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 15 Sandwich Tern 3 Arctic Tern, 5 Kittiwake. (S Rowe)

Mousehole: 2 Balearic Shearwater past, 1 Pied Flycatcher. (Birdguides)

Siblyback: 2 Pintail, 30+ Teal, 5 Coot, 2 juv Little Stint, 5 Snipe, 5 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank & 5 Swallow. (P Kemp)

Upper Tamar Lake: 3 Little Stint. (B Bryne)

Rame Head: 1 Pied Flycatcher and Wheatear. (P Aley)

Wacker Quay: 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel. (P Aley)

Jupiter Point: 9 Sandwich Tern and 3 Whimbrel. (P Aley)

Wilcove: 3 Whimbrel and 4 Sandwich Tern. (P Aley)

Torpoint: 13 Sandwich Tern, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 39 Dunlin and 5 Mediterranean Gull. (P Aley)

Restronguet Creek:  9 Greenshank, Kingfisher, Common Sandpiper, 4 Curlew, 8 Dunlin, 4 Redshank. (D Peers)

Glendurgan (beach): Winter-plumaged adult Mediterranean Gull at 13.50. (RB & PC Girling)

Late submission, 9/9, East Looe: 2 Spotted Flycatcher in private garden. (D Spooner)

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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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Tuesday 31st August 2021

Stithians Res: Southern arm: Curlew, Wood Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper, Northern arm: Ruff and 2 Dunlin. (S Ford)

Ruff and Dunlin – Steve Ford


Tresemple Pool – St Clement:
1 Curlew Sandpiper with Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Osprey. (L Sampson)

Hayle Estuary: 6 Little Stint (all juveniles), 1 Knot (juvenile) , 2 Sanderling, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 9 Redshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Turnstone, 139 Dunlin, 65 Ringed Plover, 70 Curlew, 32 Mediterranean Gull, 14 Wigeon, 45 Teal. (N R Rogers). Also, 9 Little Stints and 2 Curlew Sandpipers, (M Ahmed)

Pendeen: 1 Greenshank, 1 juv Ruff, 3 Snipe, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 1 juv Cuckoo, 8 Yellow Wagtail , 6 Grey Wagtail, 14 Tree Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear , 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher. (P Combridge, A Bayly).  Also, Wryneck on coastal path just west of Porthmeor. (RBA)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: Green Sandpiper 1 over. (P Fraser)

Nanquidno: 4 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Pied Flycatcher in garden of Byways Lodge. (M Jones)

Marazion beach: am – 7 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 3 Dunlin. pm – 4 Dunlin. (P Fraser)

Long Rock: 2 Little Stint at Long Rock at 2.45pm. (RBA)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Osprey, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Little Grebe, Kestrel, 2 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher. (D Flumm, N Rogers, P Fraser)

Sancreed: Kestrel, Green Sandpiper, 3 Wheatear, 3 White Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno: 10 Wheatear, Peregrine. (D Flumm)

Foxhole: drake Ring-necked Duck, 5 Sand Martin, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Green Sandpiper. (B & L Bosisto)

St Germans: 1 or 2 Osprey on a farm east of village. (R Billington)

Camel Estuary: 5 juvenile Little Stint, 17 Ringed Plover, 4 juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Knot, 2 juvenile Black-tailed Godwit, 140 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Wigeon, 3 Teal. (B Bosisto)

Maer Lake: 1 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Ruff, 1 Snipe, 1 Redshank, 22 Dunlin. (B Bryne)

Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 1 Snipe, 4 Sanderling, 6 Ringed Plover, 22 Dunlin

Lizard: 8 Balearic Shearwaters and Pied Flycatcher. (RBA)

Lizard: 1 Wryneck at Caerthillian Cove near wooden bridge. (D Collins)

Lizard: 1 Wryneck in private garden near Windmill Farm. (R Hopper)

Wryneck – David Collins

Zennor: 3, possibly 5, Chough heading towards Gurnard’s Head. (R Taylor)

Helman Tor: 1 Whinchat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Kestrel, 6 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 4 Great Tit, 2 Goldfinch. (A Tomkins)

Whinchat – Andrew Tomkins

Devoran: 3 Osprey. (I Boreham, A Wilson)

Osprey – Andy Wilson

Osprey – Andy Wilson

Siblyback Lake: 6 Greylag Geese, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Greenshank, 40+ House Martin, 70+ Swallows, 6 Common Sandpiper, 3 Willow Warbler. (L Birtwistle)

Greylag Geese – Linda Birtwistle

Green Woodpecker – Linda Birtwistle

Porthmissen: 19 Fulmar, 11 Oystercatcher, 19 Mediterranean Gull amongst Herring Gull flock in stubble field, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Skylark, 3 Ringed Plover over. (S Grose)

Stepper Point: 19 Sandwich Tern, 3 Wheatear,1f Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Padstow football club: 6 Yellowhammer, 378 Rook. (S Grose)

Downderry: 0640-0755, most Gannets heading east, at least 435; a single Pomarine Skua too. Moving west 36 Balearic Shearwaters and a Mediterranean Gull. (A Payne)

Late submission, 30/8, South Lizard area: 1 Greenshank, 8 Yellow Wagtail, c75 Wheatear c75 and 15 Whinchat at Jollytown/Soapy Cove; 6 Willow Warbler, 1 Swift, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Osprey and 1 Wryneck at Caerthillian. (S Croft)

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Monday 30th August 2021

Walmsley notice: There will be a work party at Walmsley on Tuesday 31st from 9am until mid afternoon. Both hides will remain open but expect some noise and disturbance. Any members keen to help are welcome to join us. Wellies are essential as we will be cutting out the islands in front of the tower hide and pulling ragwort.

Foxhole: drake Ring-necked Duck, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 11 Tufted Duck, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Kingfisher. (B & L Bosisto)

Ring-necked Duck – Bob Bosisto

The Lizard: 1 Wryneck in private garden near Windmill Farm. (R Hopper)

Kynance: 1 Wryneck, 14 Wheater, 6 Whinchat, 4 Yellow Wagtail, Osprey over. (I Maclean)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 27 Tree Pipit, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Whinchat, 10 Wheatear, 35 Willow Warbler, 29 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Pied Flycatcher, 7 Spotted Flycatcher. (P Combridge, A Bayly)

Land’s End: 38 Wheatear, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Tawny Owl (heard). (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra, St Levan & Skewjack: Redstart, 13 Spotted Flycatcher, 13 Tree Pipit, 39 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, 15 Willow Warbler. Also a Southern Migrant Hawker at Skewjack. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal Valley: 124 new ringed at private site. Migrants included 13 Chiffchaff, 31 Willow Warbler, 18 Sedge Warbler, 12 Reed Warbler, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler, 9 Blackcap, 14 Whitethroat, 1 Redstart, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 8 Tree Pipit and 2 Whinchat. Also in/over 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 7+ Tree Pipit, 1 Firecrest, 1 Coot, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Swift. (P Roseveare, R Veal)

Carn Eanes, Pendeen: 4 Wheatear, Whitethroat, 3 Kestrel. (D Flumm)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 50 Barn Swallow feeding all over course, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (P Fraser)

Chûn Downs: 6 Whinchat, 7 Wheatear, 2 Kestrel. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 10 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 9 Wheatear, 2 Tree Pipit. (P Fraser)

Kelynack: 3 Spotted Flycatcher. (B Dursley)

Sancreed: Hobby, 2 Kestrel, Green Sandpiper, 3 Wheatear, 5 White Wagtail, 4 White/Pied Wagtail, Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Osprey, 2 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, Ringed Plover. (D Flumm) In addition, 3 Osprey. (S Rogers, P Walsh, L Procter) In addition, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, juvenile Dunlin, 1 Hobby, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (R Veal, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Osprey – Alex McKechnie

Marazion Beach: 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 4 Redshank, 24 Oystercatcher. (P Fraser) In addition, 1 Little Stint. (B Dursley)

Rosehill, Marazion: 1 Tree Pipit. (P Fraser)

Gunwalloe Church Cove: single Chough seen flying over the area. Kestrel hunting over the cliff by the church. (S Ford)

Soapy Cove, Lizard: 1 Osprey. (I Maclean)

Goonhilly Downs: 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Wheatear, 2 Linnet, 1 Stonechat. (N D and S Chandler)

Black Head, nr Coverack: 3 Chough (1 ringed, 2 unringed), 15+ Wheatear. (M Nattrass)

Portnavas: 15 Mistle Thrush. (K Pinch)

Hayle Estuary: 2 Curlew Sandpiper,  3 Little Stint, Grey Plover, 58 Ringed Plover,  124 Dunlin, Sanderling, 2 Turnstone, 9 Greenshank, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 51 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Candpiper. (M Coller) Additional Report of, 4 Little Stint, 1 Knot, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Sanderling, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 58 Ringed Plover, 124 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 9 Greenshank, (S Rogers, J Hawkey)

The Island, St Ives: 7 Wheatear on the rocks Porthmeor side. 1 Juvenile Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Fulmar, 12 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Gannet, 2 Rock Pipit, 17 Turnstone, 3 Oystercatcher, Kestrel. Slow passage of distant Manx Shearwater west & 1 Grey Heron east. (D Northside)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 1 Ruff, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Snipe, 2 Dunlin, 2 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 1 Wigeon, 1 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel. Also 1 Stag Roe Deer. (J St Ledger, S Williams, R Wilkins) In addition, 10 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 10 Cormorant, 10 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Raven (S Van Hear)

Devoran: Osprey being mobbed by crow. (K Hambly-Staite)

Park Head: 2 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear. (D Eva) In addition, 1 Whimbrel, 6 Corn Bunting, 2-3 Kestrel, 2 Raven mobbing Kestrel, 100+ Linnets, 3 Wheatear, 1 Buzzard, 1 Whitethroat (M Boldy)

Porth Joke: 11 Chiffchaff ,3 Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, Spotted Flycatcher , Pied Flycatcher , 4 Ringed Plover, Greenshank. (B Bosisto)

Fenton Pitts: 1 Sparrowhawk, 20+ Goldfinch, 4 Swallow, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3-4 Jay, 4 Raven, 4 Buzzard (M Boldy)

Sparrowhawk – Mark Boldy

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk, 9 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 12 Dunlin (one ringed LJ8), 1 Little Stint, 15+ Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 9 Mallard,  4 Cormorant, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (N Woods)

Little Stint – Nigel Woods

Little Egret – Nigel Woods

Green Sandpiper – Nigel Woods

Kingsmill Lake: Osprey at mid morning. Also large number of Curlew, Shelduck and 3 Sandwich Terns. (D Sharp)

Osprey – Deena Sharp

Late Submission, 29/08, St Breward: 1 Swift. (G Chapman)

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Saturday 26th June 2021

Foxhole: drake Ring-necked Duck, 2 pairs of Coot feeding 3 & 4 chicks plus 1 juvenile Coot feeding independently. (B & L Bosisto)

drake Ring-necked Duck – Bob Bosisto

Coot feeding young- Bob Bosisto

Lelant Water, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 36 Curlew, 7 Whimbrel, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Med Gull, 20 Black-headed Gull including first juv of the year. (D Flumm)

Stithians: 1 Redshank, pair of Coot feeding 1 chick, pair of Sedge Warbler feeding 4 young at nest ( D Eva )

Devoran: 53 (mostly adult) Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Bar- tailed Godwit, 7 Mediterranean Gull (1 summer adult & 6 1st sum) & 54 Black-headed Gull (1 Juv). (P Kemp)

Downderry: moving west, 0545-0730, were 119 Gannet, 70+ Manx Shearwater, 14 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Mediterranean Gull and 10 Black-headed Gull. (A Payne)

Polbathic Creek: 5 Redshank. (A Blonden)

RSPB Hayle Estuary; Ryans Field: 47 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Black-tailed Godwit early am. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 3 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Portreath: 3 Raven, 1 m Kestrel, 19 Linnet. (S Grose)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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