Wednesday 20th October 2021

Dozmary: 2 drk Ring-necked Duck reported still.

Pendeen (0800-1115): Sabine’s Gull, 1 Great Shearwater, c20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 37 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Balearic Shearwater, 21 Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Tern. (S Rogers, M McKee, M Warren) Also Black Redstart reported.

Camel Trail: Glossy Ibis over between Old Town Cove and picnic area; 1 Cattle Egret opposite picnic area. (M Ellis)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Great Egret, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 7+ Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 4 Tufted Duck, c40 Mallard and c150 Canada Goose. (T Mills)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 23 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 1 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Goldsithney: 2 Black Redstart. (I Webster)

Loe Pool: 7+ Firecrest, 6 Great Crested Grebe between Penrose car park and Oak Grove. (S Turner)

Portwrinkle: 1 Kestrel, 7 Oystercatcher, 2 Stonechat, 10 Black-headed Gull, 6 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Robin, 2 Magpie, c100 Herring Gull, 4 Carrion Crow. (B James)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Mediterranean Gull with yellow ring AL.PA, ringed in Saxony (Germany). (I Webster) Also 50+ Teal, 50+ Wigeon, 20+ Redshank, 25 Lapwing, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 15+ Dunlin, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron. (M Webb) Ryan’s Field: 1 juv Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew. (M Webb) Also juv Semipalmated Sandpiper still present 1620. (D Underwood)

ringed Mediterranean Gull, Ian Webster

Whimbrel, Martin Webb

Ruff, Martin Webb

Greenshank, Martin Webb

Mount Hawke: 92 Starling on overhead wires. (RB & PC Girling)

Gannel Estuary: 5 Wigeon, 33 Canada Goose, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 2 Canada goose, 11 Mute swan, 6 Shelduck, 55 Wigeon, 11 Mallard, 5 Wood pigeon, 95 Oystercatcher, 28 Lapwing, 2 Ringed plover, 65 Curlew, 7 Bar-tailed godwit, 5 Black-tailed godwit, 1 Dunlin, 45 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 250 Black-headed gull, 2 Mediterranean gull, 102 Great black-backed gull, 350 Herring gull, 4 Lesser black-backed gull, 4 Cormorant, 2 Grey heron, 11 Little egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 9 Rook, 45 Carrion crow, 1 Blue tit, 1 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 5 House sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 2 Grey wagtail, 1 Pied wagtail, 1 Chaffinch. (M Scawen et al)

Lower Tamar Lake: 3 Willow Tit, 3 Nuthatch, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2 Coot, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Jay, 1 Bullfinch. (R Mudge)

Sennen: 2 Snow Bunting still by coastguards.

Cape Cornwall: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 large Shearwater sp. reported 1330-1445.

Mullion: Black Redstart reported in cove.

 

Tuesday 19th October 2021

Apologies for absence of posting of bird sightings for yesterday, they are now added below.

19/10, Hayle Estuary, Ryan’s Field: 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper with 39 Dunlin. (P Fraser)

19/10, St Merryn: 1 Rosy Starling with small Starling flock feeding in my garden. (R Hughes)

19/10 Downderry: 0810-0945, moving west 17 Common Scoter, c 430 Gannet, c 75 auks and  9 Kittiwake. Also 1 Common Gull and 4 Mediterranean Gull. (A Payne)

19/10, Mousehole Seawatch 09.30-13.30: 1 pale adult Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 3 Kittiwake, 115 Razorbill, 12 Guillemot, plus 2  1w Yellow-legged Gull on St Clement’s Isle. (M Elliot)

19/10, Lizard Seawatch, 11.30-13.00: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 2 dark-phase Arctic Skua. (J Foster)

19/10, Gerrans: 1 Merlin in wild cherry tree in our garden from 14.30 to 14.45. (B George)

19/10, Tregeseal: 2 Black Redstart, (S Williams)

Black Redstart, Sam Williams

19/10, Porth Reservoir: 1 Dipper feeding at the base of the dam wall. (S Grose)

19/10, Truro, St Mary’s Cemetery: 3 Redwing (J Evans)

19/10, Sennen: 2 Snow Bunting. (A Lea)

Snow Bunting, Adrian Lea

19/10, Kenidjack: c40 Siskin low over lunch time before flying north east. (J Eaton)

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Sunday 10th October 2021

Pendeen: 1 Black-browed Albatross on the sea between 09:40 and 09:45 then flew west. (Birdguides)

Maen Cliff: Olive-backed Pipit or Tree Pipit called overhead heading north. (P Bright Thomas)

Nanjizal: 140 ringed on private site. Migrants included 88 Blackcap, 23 Chiffchaff including 2 tristis, 1 Reed Warbler, 10 Robin and a possible Olive-backed Pipit over. Also 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe over. (K Wilson, J Ryan, R Veal)

Lands End: probable Richards Pipit low north over car park at 8.15am (P Bright Thomas)

Porthgwarra: 1 Richards Pipit over at 8.55 am. Also, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Golden Plover, 4 Snipe, 198 Meadow Pipit, 1 Brambling, 63 Chaffinch, 14 Siskin, 9 Gold Finch, 10 Green Finch, 21 Linnet, 6 Swallow, 3 Grey Wagtail, 24 Pied Wagtail, 14 Skylark, 140 Starling, 18 Woodpigeon, 7 Song Thrush, 12 Chough, 4 Jay, 14 Magpie, 11 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare, M Wallace) In addition, 1 Merlin, 8 Siskin, 3 Wheatear. (P St Pierre)

St Levan: 1 Richards Pipit flew low East at 09.25. Also, 3 Goldcrest and 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jays and 1 Green Sandpiper over calling. (T Disley) In addition, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (P St Pierre)

Sennen: Richards Pipit over fields behind church and juvenile Rosy Starling still on wires opposite Seaview holiday park (M Ferris) In addition, pale-bellied Brent Goose, 3 Sandwich Tern and 17 Mediterannean Gull. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, M Ferris)

Pendeen: Richard’s Pipit flew east calling at 1030 (P Combridge) In addition, 4 Snipe, 7 Jay (east), 1 Swallow, 7 Skylark, 4 Common Chiffchaff , 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap , 7 Goldcrest, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit (A Bayly)

Walmsley Reserve: Glossy Ibis, Cattle Egret, Greylag Goose, Kingfisher and 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (A Pipier, M Reeves)

Lizard Point: 1 juvenile Turtle Dove, 6 Siskin and 4 Jay over. (I Maclean)

Turtle Dove – Ilya Maclean

Turtle Dove – Ilya Maclean

Turtle Dove – Ilya Maclean

Praa Sands: 1 Snow Bunting on Lesceave Rocks. (I Maclean)

Treleaver, Lizard: 250 Swallow, 1+ House Martin, 1 Sparrowhawk. 50 Swallow were feeding over fields much of the afternoon and were joined for 5mins by another 200 that came in from the S. (C Benton)

Lizard Downs: ringtail Hen Harrier. (D Collins)

Soapy Cove: Garden Warbler, Whinchat. (D Collins)

Loe Beach to Restronguet Point: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Raven. (K Hambly-Staite)

Mullion: Three Chough flocks consisting of 13, 6 and 2. Also one Jay. (P Harris)

Botallack: 13 Common Scoter south, 2 Wheatear, 40 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chough. (D Flumm)

Cot: 2 Swallow. (D Flumm, N Beasley)

Kenidjack: tristis-type Chiffchaff in donkey paddock, Water Rail dropped into bracken then walked to stream and flew into reeds at bottom of valley. (M Scott-Ham)

Nanquidno: 1 Spotted flycatcher, 1 Firecrest, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, B Mellow, R Augarde, N Beasley)

Spotted Flycatcher – Phil Taylor

Drift Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret, 2 Great crested Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 1 Wigeon, 3 Tufted Duck, 1st winter Common Gull. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Rosehill, Marazion: Great Northern Diver over high heading south east early morning. (P Frazer)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Little Stint. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto) In addition, adult Little Stint and adult Curlew Sandpiper among Dunlin this afternoon. (R Stone) Also, 1 Ruff on Copperhouse Creek. (M Rouncefield)

Ruff – Marlene Rouncefield

Ruff – Marlene Rouncefield

Maen-du, Perranuthnoe: 1 Wheatear, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Stoat (PK Bray)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Curlew, 4 Lapwing at the southern causeway and a Willow Tit viewed from the hide this morning. (A Lea)

Willow Tit – Adrian Lea

East Pentire: (08:15-09:00) 3 Balearic Shearwater, 28 Common Scoter, 5 Teal, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 40 Kittiwake, 2 Chough. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 34 Swallow. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 3 Swallow over this morning. (E&I Carne)

Gannel Estuary: 4 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 2 Redshank, large flock of Greater black-backed, Herring and Black-headed Gulls. (E&I Carne)

Par Beach Pool: 4 Swallow, 9 Mediterranean Gull, 173 Black headed Gull, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Water Rail. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 11 Eider, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (S Grose)

Par Docks /Spit Beach: 3 Eider, 1 Grey Plover, 9 Sanderling, 11 Dunlin, 14 Turnstone, 19 Ringed Plover, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 48 Cormorant, 61 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Nanpean/Foxhole: no sign of Ring-necked Duck, 22 Tufted Duck, 42 Teal, 12 Little Grebe. (B Bosisto)

River Camel, Wadebridge: 1m Mandarin and 1 Common Sandpiper. (D Cox)

Compass Point, Bude: 2 Chough. (A Hall)

Late submission, 09/10, Trevilley: Black Redstart, flava type Yellow Wagtail over. (P St Pierre)

Late submission, 09/10, Velandreath: 1 Whinchat. (P St Pierre)

Late submission, 09/10, Trevorrian Pool: 3 Lapwing, 20+ Golden Plover. (P St Pierre)

Late submission, 09/10, Kenidjack: 1 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 15 Siskin. (P Frazer)

Late submission, 09/10, Marazion: 2 Sandwich Tern in the evening. (P Frazer)

Late submission, 09/10, Bodmin Moor: 300+ Golden Plover mobile around Bearah Tor area. (P Crispin)

Late photo submission, 09/10, Nanquidno: Leucistic Stonechat. (M Ahmad)

Leucistic Stonechat – Mushaq Ahmad

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Saturday 9th October 2021

Lands End: Red-breasted Flycatcher in willows South of car park. (K Day M Ferris) juv Rose-coloured Starling still. (M Ahmad et al) 7 Cattle Egret along cycle track. (R Veal) Also 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 House Martin. (M Ahmad) 1 Black Redstart. (Birdguides) 4 Balearic Shearwater from boat offshore. (Birdguides) 3 Jay. (P Bright-Thomas)Great Egret flew north over Lands End car park at 12.10. Also 6+ Jay, 3 Chough and Merlin. (K Day)

Trevescan: Rosy Starling still present. (Birdguides)

Glossy Ibis – Steve Murnan

Hayle Estuary: 1 Glossy Ibis at 5pm and 1 Little Stint. (N Beasley, S Murnan) Curlew Sandpiper and Spotted Redshank at Copperhouse Creek still. (P Smale) Bar-tailed Godwit & Grey Plover. (A Lea)

Bar-tailed Godwit – Adrian Lea

Grey Plover – Adrian Lea

Dozmary Pool: drake Ring-necked Duck still. (Birdguides)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Glossy Ibis and 17 Cattle Egret. (Birdguides)

Lizard Point: 1 Turtle Dove. (R Wilkins) 1 Black Redstart. (D Collins)

Turtle Dove – Royston Wilkins

Porthgwarra: Snow Bunting over 0915. (M Wallace) 1 Merlin, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Water Rail, 3 Wheatear, 9 Jay, c45 Siskin, c80 Skylark, c1200 Meadow Pipit (mostly over and out to sea early am). (R Veal)

St Levan: Lapland Bunting in nearby stubble field north of the church. (M Wallace) Great White Egret nearby & Black Redstart at Trevilley. (P Bright-Thomas) Lesser Canada type Goose (damaged feet) at Far Away cottage with 7 Canada Geese. (M Ferris,P Bright-Thomas) 2 Chough. (K Day) 3 Wheatear, 1 Merlin at Arden Sawah Farm. (K Day)

Kenidjack:1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff in partial song. (J Hawkey)

Cot Valley: 1 Black Redstart. (N Beasley)

Nanquidno: Aberrant Stonechat again (apparently since 22nd September – per Nigel Wheatley), flock 9 Jay north, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 8 Long-tailed Tit and 2 Chough mobbing Sparrowhawk. (D Flumm)

Aberrant Stonechat – Linton Proctor

Aberrant Stonechat – Dave Flumm

Chough mobbing Sparrowhawk – Dave Flumm

Sancreed: Merlin west, Peregrine hunting. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh & Longrock Beach:1 Raven overhead, 19 Curlew (flyby) 1 Little Egret 2 Moorhen 1 Common Buzzard (light plumage) 1 Northern Wheatear (f) on the beach with 8 -10 Rock Pipit. (Phil and Sue Naylor)

Windmill Farm: Cetti’s Warbler (4th record for the reserve) and Merlin. (D Wright)

Mullion Cove: Hobby and Merlin.(D Wright)

Rame Head to Penlee Military Road: 1 Hobby, 25 Jay, 1 Peregrine, c100 Carrion Crow, c200 Woodpigeon, 7, Stock Dove, 2 Kestrel, c300 Herring Gull, 3 Swallow, c100 Meadow Pipit, 6 Stonechat, 4 Yellowhammer, 10 Cirl Bunting, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Wheatear, (D Clegg)

Cirl Bunting – Darryl Clegg

Jay – Darryl Clegg

Torpoint (Chapledown Road): 1 Brent Goose, 13 Turnstone, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Greenshank, 150+ Wigeon, 4 Med Gull (L Birtwistle)

Par Beach: 7 Eider Ducks (5m and 2f) – 10.10 am. (R. Barlow)

Foxhole: 548 Lesser black Backed Gull, 11 Yellow-legged Gull (1x 1st winter, 1 x 2nd winter, 2x near adult , 7 adult, 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Tufted Duck. (B Bosisto)

Gannel Estuary (pm): 9 Little Egret, 45 Curlew, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank (all flushed by hot air balloon) + Kingfisher. (T Wilson)

Porth Joke: 7 Grey Wagtail, 5 Wheatear, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 19 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Chough, 28 Robin, 19 Greenfinch, 9 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 10 Blackbird,  3 Water Rail, 14 Stonechat, 20 Meadow Pipit, 11 Skylark. (S Rowe)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 1 Great White Egret, 48 Curlew, 4 Bar tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 7 Little Egret. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 6 +11 unringed Chough,1 Grey Heron, 19 Oystercatcher, 7 Turnstone, 2 Skylark, 9 Rock Pipit, 3 Stonechat, 1 Firecrest. (S Grose)

Newquay Boating lake: 1 male Gadwall. (S Grose)

Lower Tamar Lake: 4 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 3 Coot, 3 Jay, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Moorhen, 3 Nuthatch. (R Mudge)

Late Sighting , 8th October 2021, Marazion Marsh: 2 Green Woodpecker (or 1 seen twice) and a southbound Swallow. (Phil and Sue Naylor)

Thursday 7th October 2021

Cleave Camp, Morwenstow: 29 Jays south am, also Jack Snipe present. (I Kendall)

Loe Pool: 2 Firecrest by footpath on west side. (Birdguides)

Rinsey: 2 Chough on top of engine house stack. (S Ford)

Chough. Steve Ford

Sennen: Rosy Starling, juvenile at Trevescan opposite Seaview Holiday Park. (Birdguides)

Restronguet: Osprey being mobbed by 2 Raven late pm, 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Kingfisher. (C Benton)

Lower Tamar Lake: 11 Black-headed Gull, 3 Moorhen, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Goldfinch, 2 Coot, 6 Mallard, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Willow Tit, 4 Coal Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Grey Heron (R Mudge)

Carne Creek: 4 Cattle Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Common Sandpiper (S.Wood)

Hayle Estuary: 5 Sandwich Tern 7 Bar Tailed Godwit 111 Wigeon 164 Teal 7 Dunlin Curlew 24 Med Gull 4 1st yr Shelduck 9 Little Egret. (B Burgess)

Ryan’s Field: Glossy Ibis briefly (1830hrs), 1 Little Stint 1 26 Dunlin Grey Plover 6 Greenshank 2 Black-tailed Godwit 6 Bar-tailed Godwit 6 Sandwich Tern 2 Ringed Plover. (B Burgess)

Predannack: Whinchat, 4 Golden Plover, Peregrine (M Scott-ham)

Kennack: Firecrest, 100+ Swallow, 2 Wheatear.(M Scott-ham)

Poldhu Cove: 8 Chough on golf course, plus raven, crow, rook and jackdaw for comparison. (R Massey)

Chaple Amble: 1 Glossy Ibis over flying towards the village. (A Tomkins)

Glossy Ibis. Andrew Tomkins

Siblyback Lake : 1 Grey Phalarope, 10+ Little Grebes; 2 Great Crested Grebes; 18 Cormorants; 1 Grey Heron; 6 Greylag Geese; Canada Geese; 2 Tufted Ducks; 11 Teal; 4 Wigeon; Mallard; 21 Coot; 1 Buzzard; 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin; 3 Snipe; Black-headed Gulls; Herring Gulls; 1 Great Black-backed Gull; Lesser Black-backed Gulls; Woodpigeon; 1 Kingfisher; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Swallow; 9 Meadow Pipits; 4 Pied Wagtails; 1 Wren; 1 Dunnock; 10+ Robins; 3 Wheatears; 6 Blackbirds; 1 Chiffchaff; 1 Great Tit; 1 Coal Tit; 3 Magpies; 1 Jay; 2 Ravens; Crows; 1 Starling; 3 House Sparrows; 1 Chaffinch; 6 Goldfinches. ( A. Parker et al )

Rame Head: 1 Long-tailed Skua (possibly the same as seen on 2nd Oct from Downderry?), 49 Mediterranean Gulls, 11 Auks sp., 45 Common Scoter, 1 juv Sandwich Tern, 210 Kittiwake, 3 Belearic Shearwater &4-6 Common Dolphin (P Kemp)

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest, 1 Merlin. (N Beasley)

Dozmary Pool: male Ring-necked Duck, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe. (aul St Pierre)

Late submission 6/10, Cape Cornwall: 4 Chough (I Timm)

Chough. Ian Timm

Chough. Ian Timm

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Friday 24th September 2021

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Pectoral Sandpiper 400m SW of Watersports Centre.
From South end, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 14 Ringed Plover, 15 Snipe. (S Kolodziejski, D Collins). Also 3 Spotted Redshank at Southern end (Birdguides) and 2 Ruff all week by cafe/visitor’s centre. (S Turner)

Pectoral Sandpiper – David Collins

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper in Loveny this afternoon. Also, 4 Dunlin, 11 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Wheatear, 5 Teal, 4 Great-crested Grebe, 4 (1 x adult, 3 x Juvenile) Yellow-legged Gull, 273 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 12 Herring Gull. (P Roseveare) Do not enter the lane or fields that lead from the road to Loveny Reserve. There are cows with calves in the fields and they are extremely aggressive.

Trevescan: 1 Rosy Starling (juvenile) still. (N R Rogers)

Rosy Starling -Nigel Rogers

Marazion: 1 Spoonbill on beach then flushed, circled over the marsh for a while. (J Cumming). Also seen on marsh this morning. (M Ahmad)

Spoonbill – Mashuq Ahmad

Spoonbill – Mashuq Ahmad

Spoonbill and Grey Heron – Mashuq Ahmad

Falmouth Bay, offshore: 7 Great Shearwater, 1 Long-tailed Skua (adult), 15+ Sooty Shearwater, 15+ Balearic Shearwater, 50+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Minke Whale, Common Dolphins, Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. (S Bearhop)

Devoran: 60+ Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 50+ Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 34 Dunlin, 19 Oystercatcher, 4 Mute Swan, 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Cormorant and 1 Little Egret at Tallack’s Creek. (G Fisher)

Common Sandpiper, Redshanks and Spotted Redshank – Gill Fisher

Restroguet Creek: 1 Osprey opposite Point Quay at 14:00, present since 12.30 and eating a fat mullet again. (M Wilson). Also 1 Knot, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Grey Wagtail, 106+ Dunlin. (T Wilson)

Hayle Estuary: 4 Brent Goose from Lelant side. (C Lewis)

Brent Geese – Craig Lewis

Hayle Carnsew Pool, 13.45 – 14.15: 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 25 Dunlin, 2 Grey Plover, 12 Oystercatcher, 4 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 2 Little Egret . (M Webb)

Bar-tailed Godwit – Martin Webb

Greenshank – Martin Webb

Grey Plover – Martin Webb

Copperhouse Creek: Spotted Redshank still. (M Ahmad)

Siblyback: Garganey, 24 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 1 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, ad Yellow-legged Gull. (P Kemp)

St Clement: 1 Grey Plover. (L Sampson)

Gannel Estuary: 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 9 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Gillan Creek: 3 Cattle Egret, 2 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper. (D Collins)

Calenick Creek: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Greenshank, 20 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 4 Teal. (A Nicholson)

Penzance, Penlee Park: 1 Firecrest. (M Elliot)

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest. (M Scott-Ham)

St Mawes: 1 Firecrest (on Grove Hill, in trees bordering Braganza), 1 Peregrine Falcon (flying over St Mawes), both 17:45 (E Cottee-Jones)

Kenidjack: 1 Jay, 2 Sand Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (P Fraser). Also 1 Chough. (C Lewis)

Cape Cornwall: 2 Chough (C Lewis)

Chough – Craig Lewis

Rame Head: 1 Peregrine, 4 Raven, male Wheatear. (N Hines)

Late submission, 23/9, Stithians Reservoir:  1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 12 Cormorant, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Lapwing, juv, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, at south end. (J Cumming et al)

Late submission, 23/9, Restroguet Creek: 1 Osprey on dead trees opposite Point Quay at 11:00. Has been coming daily as tide drops. Seen eating a fine Grey Mullet yesterday. (M Wilson)

Late submission, 23/9, Newquay, Trevemper /Trevoll: 1 Barn Owl, 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Late submission, 23/9, Godrevy Headland: 2 Chough. (S Hoskins)

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Thursday 23rd September 2021

Loe Pool: 1+ Osprey still. (I Maclean)

Hayle, Ryan’s Field: 1 Knot, 3 Grey Plover, 9 Bar-tailed Godwits, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff. (J Hawkey)

Hayle Estuary: 4 Brent Geese, 2 Grey Plover, 50+ Teal, 4 Wigeon, 1 Little Egret, 5 Oystercatcher, 12 Curlew, 1 Ringed Plover, 19 Dunlin 7 Greenshank. (A Tomkins J Hawkey)

Grey Plover. Andrew Tomkins

Brent Geese. Andrew Tomkins

Brent Geese. Andrew Tomkins

Treeve Moor, Land’s End: 1 Juvenile Rosy Starling on over head power line briefly with common starling Flock (A Tomkins)

Carloggas Downs (St.Austell):  58 Herring Gull, 19 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Black-headed Gull & 2 Teal on the large settling lake at SX013558. Counts taken before the mist came in this evening. (M Whittaker)

Rosemergy: 2 Whinchat, 7 Chough (M Scott-Ham)

Pendeen (12.10-12.45hrs): 3 Balearic Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Arctic Skua (M Scott-Ham)

Lower Tamar Lake : 1 Kestrel (male), 1 Kingfisher. 2 Coot, 6 Mallard, 2 Great Crested Grebe,1 Chaffinch, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (R Adams )

Hayle Carnsew Pool: Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Great Crested Grebe, along with lots of Canada Geese departing the Estuary this morning at 8.30am. (R Hamilton-Ahearne)

Portwrinkle: 12 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Kestrel. (N Hines)

Apologies, we had an issue yesterday and there were no updates after 12noon. All these reports below are from 22nd September.

Sennen, Trevescan: 1 juv Rosy Starling still. (M Spicer)

Rosy Starling, Mike Spicer

Porthilly: 1 Osprey at 12.29pm, flew up the estuary from Wadebridge and successfully fished outside of Padstow Harbour. (S Grose)

Foxhole: 5 Yellow-legged Gull (3 adult , 2 1st winter . One of which a new bird) (B Bosisto)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Copperhouse Creek: (1pm). 300+ Canada Geese. 50+ Dunlin. 8 Ringed Plover. 8 Wigeon. 2 Little Egret. 2 Grey Heron. 2 Curlew. 1 Lesser Black-back Gull. 1 Redshank. (V Skilton) Carnsew Pool: (3.30pm). 7 Curlew. 7 Dunlin. 5 Cormorant. 5 Oystercatcher. 4 Brent Geese. 3 Little Egret. 3 Little Grebe. 1 Lesser Black-back Gull. 1 Grey Plover. 1 Wheatear. 1 Rock Pipit. (V Skilton) Ryan’s Field: 1 Knot and 1 Ruff at high tide this evening. (P St Pierre)

Truro River: 28 Redshank, 16 Dunlin, 3 Curlew, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher – all on the inner basin (N. Watmough)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Egret, 3 (1m 2f) Stonechat, 4 Magpie, 3 Carrion Crow 14.15 – 15.00. (M Webb) 1 Spoonbill again last seen heading south into the Bay late evening. (P St Pierre)

Little Egret, Martin Webb

Townshend: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch & 2 Mistle Thrush. (M Whittaker)

Hayle, Wheal Alfred: 15+ Goldfinch feeding on spear thistle, 1 Raven, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 40+ Linnet, 1 Chiffchaff singing, 30 + Swallow & 2 Blackcap. (M Whittaker)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (P Fraser)

Kenidjack: (sawmill) 25 Blackcap; (at top) 9 Chiffchaff. (P Fraser)

Stithians Reservoir from Stuart Hutchings hide: 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Ringed Plover, 3 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 1 Wheatear. (T Pinfield)

Gannel Estuary:  7 Bar-tailed  Godwit,  2 Dunlin  1 Ring Plover  1 Greenshank.  (M  Lammas)

Ruan Lanihorne marshes: 1 Barn Owl hunting (8pm) (D Hall)

Rame Church to Penlee Point: 1 Redstart, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, c20 Swallow, 2 Stonechat, 40+ Red Admiral       (Penlee Reserve) and 1 Weasel (ran across road at Forder). (R.Smaldon)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 1 Red-legged Partridge, 150 Canada Goose, 5 Mute Swan, 5 Shelduck, 3 Wigeon, 23 Mallard, 8 Wood Pigeon, 5 Collared Dove, 45 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 120 Curlew, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 46 Redshank, 175 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 11 Great Black-backed Gull, 160 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Cormorant, 3 Cattle Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 28 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Jay, 2 Magpie, 25 Jackdaw, 15 Rook, 145 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 3 House Martin, 1 Starling, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 15 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Greenfinch, 7 Goldfinch, 2 Speckled Wood, (M Scawen et al).

Chycoose Beach, Restronguet Creek: 41 Mallard this morning. (P Le Patourel)

Late submission, 21/9, Buttermilk Hill: 220 Meadow Pipit, 63 Linnet, 4 Common Whitethroat, 21 Stonechats, 4 Whinchat, 4 Dartford Warbler, 12 Swallow, 2 Green Sandpiper, 6 Raven 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel. (V Stratton)

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Tuesday 21st September 2021

Sennen: 1 juv Rosy Starling again at Trevescan this morning.

Sancreed: 1 juv Red-backed Shrike still present.

Polgigga: 1 Wryneck at Faraway Cottage. (RBA)

Crowdy Reservoir: Marsh Harrier. (B Bryne)

Hayle, Copperhouse Creek: 2 Greenshank, 3 Redshank, 1 Grey Heron & 1 Kingfisher on the river behind Animal Vets. (M Whittaker)

Lelant: 4 Brent Geese then moved to Ryan’s Field at 4pm. (C Lewis)

Hayle, Wheal Alfred: 7 Swallow (3 still being fed by parents), 2 Common Buzzard, 60+ Linnet, 1 Chiffchaff (singing) and 3 Blackcap eating elderflower berries. (M Whittaker)

Hayle: Flock of 11 Grey Heron over estuary, 4 Grey Plover, 40+ Curlew, 1 Whimbrel on Ryan’s Field. (M James)

Hell’s Mouth: 1 Grey Heron on stack. (G Rogers)

Grey Heron – Geoff Rogers

Truro River: 1 Greenshank, 27 Redshank, 3 Dunlin, 2 Curlew, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Little Egret – all on the inner basin (N Watmough)

Drift Reservoir: Osprey still at 3pm. (J Hawkey)

Kenneggy: 4 Stonechat, 1 Kestrel. (PK Bray)

Hoe Point: 17 Cormorant, 1 Pheasant flew landwards across coast path, 1 Stonechat. (PK Bray)

Rame Head: Several flocks of Meadow Pipit, m Stonechat, Common Buzzard, Peregrine, 7 Wheatear, 2 Wren, 4 Dunnock. (R Napp)

Wheatear – Rick Napp

Portwrinkle: 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin. (A Blonden)

Newquay: 1 Barn Owl, (presumed roadkill nr spitfire corner). (S Grose)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Grey Partridge, 2+Red legged Partridge (heard calling from maize field opp), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 9 Raven over together, 3 Linnet, 7 Stonechat, 2 Jay, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Goldfinch. (S Grose)

Dobwalls: 2 Swallow (C&J Duffy)

Late submission, 20/9, Stithians Reservoir: 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 18 Common Snipe, 9 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 3 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 1 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine (juv), 1 Northern Wheatear – all from Stuart Hutchings hide (N Watmough)

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