Sunday 27th October 2019

Land’s End: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Swingates, also Lapland Bunting and 2 Black Redstart. (J Packer)

Penzance: Juv Rosy Starling on roof of rear of flats opposite the hospital, viewable from top of Causeway Head. (M Elliott) 2m Eider, 1m Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Curlew, 9 Oystercatcher, 6 Rock Pipit, 103 Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plover, 7 Sanderling, 1 Black Redstart on the roof of the Bath Inn. (S Grose) 1 Black Redstart reported on Battery Rocks. Also, 1 on rocks by SW coastal path at the  harbour car park. (A Storrs)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Cattle Egrets in the NE arm. (M Ahmad) Also, 2 Little Egret, 18 Lesser Black backed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 5 Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail.(S Grose)

St Dennis: Black Redstart flying between gardens between 08:00 and 10:00. (P Ash)

Black Redstart – Paul Ash

Black Redstart – Paul Ash

Marazion: Black Redstart in back gardens of Green Lane. (DK Parker)

Longrock Pool: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

Polgigga, Bosisto Lane: Grey Wagtail, Black Redstart, Firecrest, Marsh Tit all at house where there is a gate halfway across the road. (J Miller)

Nanjizal: 1 White Stork, c400 Wood Pigeon, 2 Swallow, 16 Siskin, c40 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare. Also, 111 ringed. Migrants included, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff and 18 nominate Chiffchaff. 5 Firecrest, 14 Goldcrest, 39 Blackcap, 6 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing and 8 Blacckbird. (P Roseveare, E Cuff, I and K Wilson)

Lower Fowey Estuary: 1 Osprey. (R Kirkwood)

Osprey – R Kirkwood

St Ives Harbour: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (A Storrs) The Island: 4+ Rock Pipits and 2 Stonechats. (K Money)

Porth Joke: 1 Merlin, 13 Siskin, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Goldcrest, 12 Blackbird, 1 Redwing. (S Rowe)

Kelsey Head: 3 Snow Bunting west of Seal Island. (G May)

Gannel Estuary: 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Little Egret, 1 Curlew. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: 4 Snow Buntings 30m east of coastgurd lookout. (R Augarde) Ring Ouzel, Wheatear and Firecrest. (M Wallace) 1 Turtle Dove,1 Brambling in a flock of chaffinches, 4 Chough, 1 Merlin, 1 Yellow Browed Warbler. (C Coombes)

Skewjack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (M Wallace)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Pink-footed Geese again at Copperhouse. (D Balmer) Also,8 Greylag, 280 Canada Geese, 98 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 7 Curlew, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck, 63 Pied Wagtail. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: 1 Curlew Sandpiper (colour ringed) , 21 Ringed Plover , 2 Firecrest, 18 Siskin (B Bosisto)

Mullion Cove: 1 Black Redstart and 1 Firecrest. (A Lawson)

Godrevy Head: 1 Snow Bunting. (S Foote)

Rame Head: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at coast guards cottages and 1 Firecrest at church. (Chris Buckland)

Firecrest – C Buckland

Lizard Point: 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Teal, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver, 45 Mediterranean Gull. (I Maclean)

Lizard Village: 55 Stock Dove over, 2 White Wagtail (I Maclean)

Church Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Grade Marsh: 1 Marsh Harrier. (I Maclean)

Carharrack Woods: 1 Firecrest (A Hambury)

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Thursday 3rd October 2019

Davidstow: We have been asked to re emphasise that cars should not go onto the active runways. Apparently there was an incident yesterday. Also cars are not insured once they enter onto the airstrip. Please keep cars off the main runways!!! Many thanks. More information and map showing the active runways here – Davidstow Airfield 

Church Cove: Red-eyed Vireo again in Sycamores by the church also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail. (B Bosisto, L Payne, LGR Evans) Please park in the village and walk east to Church Cove.

Pendeen: Richard’s Pipit over Leat Road heading SW and calling. (P Combridge)

Trevose Head: Hooded Crow still in the Boobys Bay area.

Sennen Cove: Firecrest with mobile tit flock between lower and higher car parks. (I Hayes)

Cape Cornwall: Lapland Bunting on golf course from Carn Gloose with 200+ Meadow Pipits and 50+ Linnet. All flew off when female Merlin flew scattered the flock. (M Scott-Ham)

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler in with mobile Long-tailed Tit flock; also Northern Willow Warbler (acredula) in same flock plus 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher. (M Scott-Ham, R Wilkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey flew over Copperhouse Creek. Also Spoonbill reported.

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Lizard Point: 190 Balearic Shearwaters from 08:20 to 09:20.

Lizard Village: Juv Rosy Starling by the playing fields.

Looe Harbour: 3 Eider, male and 2 female. (J&J Elvin)

Wadebridge: 15 Cattle Egret viewed from Trewornan Bridge this eve. (S Grose)

Siblyback Lake:  3+ Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Barnacle Goose, 5 Canada Goose, 7+ Mallard,  1 Wigeon, 1 Merlin, 2 Buzzard, 4 Coot, 30+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30+ Herring Gull, 12 Black-headed Gull, 4+ Swallow, 4+ House Martin, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 3 Linnet, 2 Goldfinch, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackbird, 10+ Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Magpie, 10+ Carrion Crow. (A. Parker et al)

Devoran: Osprey at midday.

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Late news, 1/10, Padstow: 2 Barn Owl between Padstow football club and Trevisker garden centre before midnight, 1 Barn Owl also seen over Trelow Downs. (S Grose)

Late news, 01/10, Ruan Lanihorne saltmarsh: High tide18:00, 36 wigeon. First ones I’ve seen here this Autumn. (D Hall)

Late news, 01/10, Plaidy, Looe – Swallows in three groups of 5, 5 and 2. (C&J Duffy)

Marazion Beach: 20 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 9 Wheatear, 50+ Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 7 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin, 35 Turnstone, 15 Ringed Plover & 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 9 Reed Bunting, 70+ Meadow Pipit. (R Veal)

Nanjizal: Blyth’s Reed Warbler, 77 Blackcap, 3 Reed Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 2 Redstart, 15 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Goldcrest trapped and ringed. Red-throated Pipit seen in with Meadow Pipits. (K Wilson)

Southerly Point, The Lizard: 1 Long-tailed Skua (pale imm.), 7 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Common Scoter, 1 Eider, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern. (G Adams)

Lizard Point: 1 Richard’s Pipit flew over Lizard lighthouse calling at 08:50. (I Maclean)

Church Cove: 1 Red-eyed Vireo, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest. (D Collins et al)

Red-eyed Vireo Philip Carter

Red-eyed Vireo Steve Rowe

Red-eyed Vireo Steve Rowe

Red-eyed Video – John Chapple

 

Lizard area: 1 Red Eyed Vireo, 1 Rosy Starling, 1 Hobby, 3 Firecrest, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Wheatear, 1 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin. ( M Pass )

Cot Valley: Greenish Warbler, between ‘Cot Valley Cottage’ and the ruined Mill, in sycamores and in garden on S side. Very elusive, with tit flock, and perhaps moving up the valley early afternoon. (G Pullan) Also 2 Firecrests. (M Ahmad)

Firecrest – Mashuq Ahmad

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler in the donkey paddocks also Firecrest. (P Clement) Monarch briefly but flew over sewage works. (P Clarke)

Trevilley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (P St Pierre)

Rame: Yellow-browed Warbler in Holm Oak by coast path 200 yds east of junction of paths.

Nanquidno: 19 Chough. (B Hibbert)

Wacker Quay: Spotted Redshank and ringtail Hen Harrier over east. (J Rance)

Rock: 4 Redwing over, 2 Raven, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Buzzard, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 60+ Rook from private garden. (S Grose)

Towan Head, Newquay: Snow Bunting at 11:30. (A Foster)

Snow Bunting – Alan Foster

Snow Bunting – Alan Foster

Penzance: Presumed escaped Ring-necked Parakeet in the cemetery. (P Cox) Also over the college. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: Pied Flycatcher, 5 Blackcap & 12 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Tregidden: 1 Dipper in the ford at 07:45 before being flushed by a car. (B Nicholls)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 9 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Ruffs, 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Brent Geese, 7+ Mediterranean Gulls but 1 Peregrine over at 15:00 scattered everything. Flew off south. (R Butts) Osprey again this morning. (P Ash, R Penny) 3 Ospreys reported this afternoon.

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap in garden (D Hastilow)

Lizard Village: Juv Rosy Starling on wires. (R Veal, A Witheywood)

Rosy Starling – Andrew Witheywood

Caerthillian: 1 Hobby, 1 Firecrest, 1 Reed Warbler. Also c300 Meadow Pipit and c70 Skylark over in 1.5 hours. (R Veal)

Helston: 1 escaped Ferruginous Duck still. (R Veal)

Polbathic Creek: 50 Goldfinch on/around 5 feeders (back to winter numbers). (A Blonden)

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 150 Meadow Pipit, arriving in off the sea all the time. Also 2 Whinchat,  6 Wheatear, 12 Stonechat, 2 Sparrowhawks, female and young male, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Ring Ouzel. (V Stratton)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: 29 Mute Swan, 250+ Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 7 Mallard, 11 Wigeon, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 36 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Moorhen, 70 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 2 Turnstone, 30 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 65 Redshank, 8 Greenshank, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 95 Curlew, 150 Black-headed Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 190 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Wood Pigeon, 3 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 1 Great tit, 1 Blue tit, 1 Coal tit, 1 Long-tailed tit, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 5 Rook, 7 Carrion crow, 1 Raven, 8 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Painted Lady, 8 Speckled Wood. (M Scawen et al.)

Mermaid II wildlife cruise: Minke, Bluefin Tuna, Common Dolphin, 12+ Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater Great Skua, 2w & juv Yellow-legged Gull. Also Coot sp 3 miles off Lamorna. (M Elliott)

Constantine Bay to Porthtowan: 7 Wheatears, a few Chiffchaffs, 6 Med Gulls and 5 Purple Sandpipers roosting on the rocks at Treyarnon Point. (T Codlin)

Carne Creek: 1 Mandarin Duck. (P Wood)

Mandarin – Peter Wood

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Monday 30th September 2019

Mermaid II wildlife trip this Wednesday £23, meet at 14:45 for 15:00 sailing returning at 18:00. To book call 07901 731201

Polgigga: 1 Blyth’s Reed Warbler, trapped and ringed, also American Golden Plover briefly with 21 Golden Plover. (K Wilson, J Ryan et al)

Blyth’s Reed Warbler – Tony Mills

Blyth’s Reed Warbler – Tony Mills

Lizard: Juv Rosy Starling again in the village.

Malpas: 1 Osprey over Tresillian river towards St Clement at 10.30. (A.Hill)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Knot, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Redshank – John St Ledger

Hannafore: 16 Common Scoter west, 4 Med Gulls, 3 Curlew, 11 Little Egrets, 10 Meadow Pipits, 3 Rock Pipits. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Par Beach: 1 Grey Wagtail foraging along bank of stream at eastern end of beach. (R. Barlow)

Downderry: Birds moving west, 07:20-08:45, included 1 Balearic Shearwater, 9 Arctic Skuas, 2 Great Skuas, 414 Kittiwakes, 2 Mediterranean Gulls and 390+ Gannets.3 Common Scoters flew west and 7 east. (A Payne)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Kingfisher, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 8 Little Egret, 1 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 1 Ringed plover, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 2 Wheatear, 16 Ringed Plover overhead. (S Grose)

Trevose: 2 Snow Bunting & 6 Wheatear. (S Ash)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Knot, 65 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common Terns & 1 Sparrowhawk on Lelant Saltings plus 2 Black-tailed Godwits & 25 Bar-tailed Godwits on Ryan’s Field. (J Hawkey)

Porthgwarra: 2 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail. (DK Parker)

Rosemullion Head 12:30-15:30: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 170 Gannet, 11 Common Scoter, 8 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 30 Kittiwake, 10 commic tern flew south. (P McCartney)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 102 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 15 Black tailed Godwit,1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 238  Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Knot, 24 Cattle Egret & 1 Wheatear (B Bosisto)

Boscaswell Cliff: Wryneck this morning. (P Combridge)

Lizard Point (08.30 – 10:45): 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Great Skua, 10 Arctic Skua, 5 Common Scoter, 1 Arctuc Tern, 14 Sandwich Tern, 1 Puffin, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Manx Shearwater. (I Maclean et al)

Tuesday 24th September 2019

Late news, 23/9, Porthgwarra: 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Shag, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Mink (on beach). (S Hearn)

Mousehole: Adult Pom Skua past at 08:10. (L Proctor) 3 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Manx Shearwater at 18:00, also 1w Yellow-legged Gull on St Clement’s Isle. (M Elliott)

Davidstow: White-rumped Sandpiper still present on the airfield, also 8 Curlew Sandpiper (inc moulting adult) and 6 White Wagtail. (MJ Spicer, B Bosisto, L Payne) Ad Yellow-legged Gull this evening. (D Julian) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

White-rumped Sandpiper – Mike Spicer

Curlew Sandpiper – Mike Spicer

Trevose Head: Hooded Crow still in stubble field by lower NT car park but then flew to Boobys Bay, also 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest and 6 Chiffchaff plus 2 Great Skua on a 15 min sea watch. (T Codlin)

Lizard: Juv Rosy Starling still at Lizard village.

Towan Head, Newquay: Up to 100 Gannets diving and on water in Fistral bay  08:45. (M Lammas)

Cot Valley: 1 Blackcap (female), 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk (female), 1 Buzzard. (S Hearn)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Wheatear (female) on golf course, 2 Chough, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven. (S Hearn)

Land’s End: 5 Whinchat. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper. (C Moore)

St Levan: Wryneck in weedy field just N of St Levan church at 11:45 then flew to sallows. (M Scott Ham)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Little Stint, 15 Turnstone, 20 Ringed Plover ,41 Sandwich Tern, 1 Peregrine with a Med Gull for lunch, 1 Osprey, 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank & 1w Yellw-legged Gull. (M Halliday, MJ Spicer)

Turnstone – Mark Halliday

Little Stint – Mark Halliday

Ringed Plover – Mark Halliday

Peregrine – Mark Halliday

Crowdy Lake: 2 Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Davidstow Woods: 6 Crossbill, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 60 Goldfinch, 40 Chaffinch. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Yellow Wagtail & 3 Wheatear on the golf course. (P Fraser)

Malpas: Osprey (juv.?) eating fish on far bank from Heron pub and slightly downstream, near large bare arched fallen tree at 17:05. (A Hill)

Woon Gumpus Common: 1 Jack Snipe at 17:15. (P Clement)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 1 Teal, 1 Water Rail, 1 flock of Long tailed Tit, 24 Cattle Egret at 17.30 from the public hide. (S Grose)

Lizard Area: 2+  Firecrest, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Redstart, 2 Whinchat & 5 Goldcrest. (M Pass)

Penzance: Presumed escaped Ring-necked Parakeet reported again in gardens at Chyandour.

Downderry: Arctic Skua (pale phase) past at 16:45, 2 Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern and 8 Oystercatcher between 16:15 and 17:15 until vis was v poor. (C Ellis)

Lizard Point: 7 Choughs grouped together slowly floating on the breeze at 18:50. (M Williams)

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Saturday 21st September 2019

Late news, 20/9, Scillonian III RSPB Wildlife Cruise: Penzance to Wolf Rock: 2 Eider (in harbour), 1 Fulmar, 72 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater,  123 Gannet, 3 Great Skua, 50 Kittiwake, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull and 10 Guillemot. Wolf Rock to St Mary’s: 1 Fulmar, 23 Manx Shearwater, 118 Gannet, 14 Shag, 2 Kittiwake, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull and 1 Guillemot. St Mary’s to Wolf Rock: 79 Gannet, 10 Shag, 2 Kittiwake, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern and 5 Guillemot. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 2 Fulmar, 10 Manx Shearwater, 107 Gannet, 4 Kittiwake, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 8 Guillemot and 12 auk sp. (M Ahmad, DK Parker)

Davidstow: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present on the airfield. (M Eggleton et al.) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

The Lizard: Juv. Rosy Starling still present. (D Eva) Also Wryneck reported again.

Castle-an-Dinas: Honey Buzzard being mobbed by Carrion Crows. (V Stratton)

St Clement: 3 Cattle Egrets in field with cattle next to Tresemple Pool + 10 Little Egrets, Whimbrel and 2 Greenshank on the river (T Wilson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Green Sandpiper flew towards the beach. (P Walsh)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey still present throughout morning on centre estuary post, 6 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 1+ Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 30+ Redshank, 1 Reeve, 8 Turnstone, 30 Ringed Plover, 60+ Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 8 Little Egret and 7 Pintail on Lelant Water. 27 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 30+ Curlew, 3 Ruff, 2 Knot, 1 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret and 23 Mediterranean Gulls on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal, J Hawkey, R Butts, S Green) 2 Ospreys at mid day, one caught a mullet and both birds left heading south west. (S Murnan)

Osprey – Steve Murnan

Osprey – Steve Murnan

Osprey – Steve Murnan

Bude: 1 male Mandarin with Canada Geese on lake at The Weir Cafe. (M Slator)

Land’s End: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, 4 Ringed Plover and 2 Dunlin. (P St Pierre)

College Reservoir: 68 Coot, 1 Shoveler (D Eva)

Maer Lake: 1 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 15 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Black tailed Godwit, 5 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 2 Snipe, 5 Wigeon, 2 Shoveler. (A Roberts, M Worden)

Rame: Juv Hen Harrier watched for over an hour before being chased off by Ravens towards the sea. Also 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Wheatear, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Tree Pipit, 40 Linnet, 8 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Yellowhammer, 6 Stonechat, 2 Blckbird, 1 Whitethroat. (C Buckland)

Hen Harrier – Chris Buckland

Hen Harrier – Chris Buckland

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 6 Little Egrets & 1 Wheatear. (J Hawkey)

Porthgwarra: 1 Balearic Shearwater and very few Manx Shearwaters, auks and Kittiwakes. Also good passage of Swallows heading east down the valley throughout the day and 1 Common Sandpiper plus 1 Mink – catching crabs in the rock pools at the mouth of the stream in the afternoon. (R Webb)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 93 Redshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Dunlin and 114 Mediterranean Gull of all ages. (P Kemp)

Colliford Lake: 5 ad or near adult Yellow legged Gull and 2 juv Ringed Plover. (P Kemp)

Camborne, Tehidy Woods: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, 13 Mute Swan, 3 Coot, 50+ Rook in lower branches of the trees surrounding the main lake, competing with squirrels to be fed peanuts. (S Grose)

Newquay Harbour: 2 Turnstone, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 m Blackcap, 6 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Porth Joke: 2 Whinchat. (S Rowe)

Polbathic Creek: Osprey at 07:45 landed briefly in tree at bottom of garden before flying upriver. Also 52 Redshank, Kingfisher plus Hummingbird Hawks still present through most of day. (A Blonden)

Thursday 19th September 2019

Late photo, 12/9, Davidstow airfield: Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Barry Rankine

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, BarryRankine

Late news, 16/9 Marazion Beach: 21 pale-bellied Brent Geese at 17.00. Also 9 Sanderling, 8 Dunlin, 28 Turnstone, 22 Ringed Plover. Also Wheatear on Marazion Marsh. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 16/9 Ryan’s Field, Hayle: 7 Sandwich Tern over and 7 Bar tailed Godwit at high tide. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 17/9 Tresillian River: 2 Kingfisher chasing each other at Tresemple Pool. 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 18/9 Tresillian: significant movement of Swallows flying up the river at 19.30 for several minutes, as many as a thousand birds in the flock. Also 3 Common Sandpiper. (A Nicholson)

Davidstow airfield: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present also 1 Yellow Wagtail also good numbers of Dunlin and Common Ringed Plover.  (P Ash).  Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Paul Ash

Yellow Wagtail, Paul Ash

Yellow Wagtail, Paul Ash

St Levan: the presumed re-introduced White Stork still present.

Lizard: 1 Firecrest (point),1 Marsh Harrier (thru), 3+ Whinchat, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Wheatear (M Pass) Also1 juv Rosy Starling still.

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Caspian Gull reported.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Ruff and 1 Little Stint. 1 Osprey over estuary. (L Proctor) Osprey caught fish at c09.45. (K Noble) Carnsew Pool: 1 juv. Little Stint, 2 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 15 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 34 Bar-tailed Godwin, 6 Little Grebe late pm. (R Veal)

Little Stint, Mashuq Ahmad

Penzance: 1 Osprey over Chyandour heading to Marazion at 9.30. (P St Pierre)

Devoran: 1 Osprey fishing opposite the Pandora Inn at about 14.15. (B Mellow) 1 Peregrine taking a Black-tailed Godwit this evening. (S Williams)

Peregrine, Stephen Williams

Peregrine, Stephen Williams

Peregrine, Stephen Williams

Peregrine, Stephen Williams

Peregrine, Stephen Williams

Marazion: 20 Pale-bellied Brent still, 2 Dunlin and 1 Mediterranean Gull. (B Hibbett) Also 1 Wheatear, 7 White Wagtail, 20 pale-bellied Brent Goose still, 3 Dunlin, 40+ Ringed Plover, 20+ Turnstone, 6 Sanderling on the beach. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Tree Pipit (over), 1 Water Rail, 4 Snipe, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler. (R Veal)

Restronguet Point: 2 Osprey. (J Chapple) (late report of 1 Osprey here on 14th Sept – C Swan).

Wadebridge: 6 Cattle Egret just below Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose)

Towan Head, Newquay: 40+ Turnstone, 14 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin on rocks behind Headland Hotel. (M  Lammas)

Tregardock: 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (T Potterton)

Porthgwarra: 2 Whinchat, 1 Redstart, and 2 Tree Pipit.

St Ives: 1 juv Brent Goose. (D Cains)

Brent Goose, David Cains

Kingsmill Lake: 3 Avocet, 18 Greenshank, 2 Knot, 1 Ringed Plover & 8 Dunlin. (M Beer)

Loe Pool: 1 Hobby ( juv ), 1 Osprey 13.30hrs heading south west. (I Webster)

St Loy Cove, St Buryan: pod, 10+, Bottlenose Dolphin, 11am. (T Andrews)

Tresillian River: Osprey fishing (unsuccessfully) at 11.20 this morning opposite Tresemple Pool. Also Peregrine attempted to take a Dunlin, plus 14 Greenshank. (A Nicholson)

Malpas: 2 Ospreys, juv., over river towards St Clement, 11.00. Also reported later over Lambe Creek. 7 Herons. (A Hill)

Swanpool: 8 (2 ad 6 juv) Little Grebe, 4 (2 ad 2 cyg) Mute Swan, 12+ Tufted Duck, 10+ Mallard, 20+ Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Cormorant, 50+ Black-headed Gull, 30+ Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull 12.40 – 13.40. (M Webb)

Little Grebe, Martin Webb

Mute Swan, Martin Webb

Tufted Duck, Martin Webb

Moorhen, Martin Webb

Porth Joke: 2 Yellow Wagtail this evening. (S Rowe)

Cot Valley: 2 Spotted Flycatcher in garden, (Bosorne, Corner House). Also 1 juv Hobby hunting Swallows over cliffs at Porth Nanven. (G Barlow)

Lands End: 6 Spotted Flycatcher in pines adjacent to Swingates. (J Hicks)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper.

Rame: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Raven, 2 N Wheatear, 3 Meadow Pipit, 8 Stonechat, 3 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Yellowhammer. (C Buckland)

Yellow Wagtail, Chris Buckland

Praze-an-Beeble: 1 Nightjar reported for it’s second day.

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