Wednesday 27th October 2021

Pendeen: Brown Shrike reported still just beyond Calartha Farm. Also Richard’s Pipit at 0855. (P Combridge)

Wadebridge: Glossy Ibis reported still by Mill Auto. (per D Julian)

Siblyback Lake: 1 Grey Heron, 26 Coot, 19 Little Grebe, 6 feral Greylag Goose, 160 Lesser-Black-Back Gull, 2 male Ring-necked Duck (ad & 1st w) with group of 9 Tufted Duck, 28 Teal, 6 Snipe, 1+ Siskin, a few Redwing. (K Pellow)

Ring-necked Duck, Keith Pellow

Ring-necked Duck, Keith Pellow

Caerthillian: 2 Ring Ouzel, 1 Cetti’s Warbler (D Eva)

Drift Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe, Great White Egret still. (D Balmer, P&B Wilson, M Greenhalgh) Also Little Egret and Great Crested Grebe. (M Greenhalgh)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 118 Mediterranean Gull, 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 29 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank. (D Balmer, P&B Wilson) Also 12 Dunlin, 7 Grey Plover, 11 Turnstone. (R Veal) Also 131+ Mediterranean Gull (in three loose flocks at Lelant St.). (S Grose)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 2 Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Eider, 17 Mediterranean Gull. (L Proctor)

Porthgwarra: 1 Wheatear, 1 Eastern-type Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (D Balmer, P&B Wilson)

Sennen: 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Mediterranean Gull. (D Julian)

Pendeen: Great Northern Diver, ad Yellow-legged Gull. (T McKinney)

Newlyn Harbour: 11+21 Turnstone, 69 Great Black backed Gull. (S Grose)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 1 Black Redstart, 4 Sanderling, 1 Ringed Plover. (S Grose)

Gwithian: 6 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Pencarrow Woods: 1 Woodcock. (L Bosisto)

Stithians Reservoir: 1st winter/female Black Redstart (C Foote)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 3 Red-legged partridge, 23 Canada goose, 8 Mute swan, 14 Shelduck, 1 Mandarin duck, 52 Wigeon, 2 Mallard, 3 Wood pigeon, 1 Collared dove, 75 Oystercatcher, 95 Lapwing, 14 Ringed plover, 95 Curlew, 5 Bar-tailed godwit, 12 Black-tailed godwit, 25 Dunlin, 40 Redshank, 180 Black-headed gull, 7 Mediterranean gull, 18 Great black-backed gull, 140 Herring gull, 4 Lesser black-backed gull, 1 Great northern diver, 5 Cormorant, 3 Grey heron, 12 Little egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Jay, 2 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 45 Carrion crow, 2 Blue tit, 4 Long-tailed tit, 1 Wren, 27 Starling, 5 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 7 House sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 6 Grey wagtail, 3 Pied wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 8 Linnet, 2 Goldfinch (M Scawen et al).

Rame Head: Sabine’s Gull reported flew East.

Penzance: Black Redstart reported at bus station.

Friday 22nd October 2021

Pendeen: 1w Brown Shrike at Calartha Farm late afternoon. (P Combridge)

Brown Shrike – Pete Combridge

Brown Shrike – Dave Parker

Brown Shrike – Pete Combridge

Brown Shrike – Mashuq Ahmad

Brown Shrike – Mashuq Ahmad

Cadgwith: Dusky Warbler from coastpath behind Devils Frying Pan. (S Croft)

Lands End: Little Auk on sea off First and Last house at Land’s End at 4pm. Drifted out after 10 minutes. (A Collins)

Little Auk – Andy Collins

Pendeen Watch: 1 juv Sabine’s Gull, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Manx Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Northern Diver and 24 Common Scoter. (P Combridge, D Parker, N Rogers, A & M Bayly) Also Pendeen Lighthouse, 17.10-18.10: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sabine’s Gull, c500 Auk sp. (Z Spaull)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Glossy Ibis, Garganey, 9 Cattle Egret. (Birdguides)

Sennen Cove: 2 Snow Bunting still, feeding half way up the coast path from carpark to old Coastguard lookout. (Birdguides, A McKechnie) Also 1 Wheatear, 7 Chough (on rooftop). (J St Ledger & A Lee)

Snow Bunting – Alex McKechnie

Choughs – John St Ledger

Wheatear – John St Ledger

Porthcurno: Yellow-browed Warbler on East side, in willows along path inland towards Trendrennen Farm, Black Redstart near the Minack Theatre. (L Thomson)

Porth Joke: 1 Short-eared Owl, 96 Siskin, 2 Bullfinch, 8 Chaffinch, 8 Greenfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Goldcrest, 15 Robin, 47 Meadow Pipit, 6 Redwing, 11 Blackbird. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: Spotted Redshank still from Stuart Hutchings Hide. (Birdguides)

Drift Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 8 Little Grebe, Great White Egret, Water Rail, Kingfisher, ‘Dusky’-type Canada Goose with 90 ‘Atlantic’ Canadas & 4 hybrids (no sign of ‘Todd’s’-type), Greenshank, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

‘Dusky’-type Canada Goose – Dave Flumm

Great White Egret – Dave Flumm

Polgigga/Nanjizal: 2 Firecrest Bosisto Lane, Black Redstart at Nanjizal Beach. (L Thomson)

St Gothian Sands: 250 Golden Plover and 6 Skylarks over. (S Turner)

Godrevy: 1 Merlin, 8 Chough. (S Turner)

Hag-gla bridge, SW of Tregolls, St Wenn: 1 Dipper on river by bridge. (I Bennallick)

Porthgwarra: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff again in 60ft cover. (Birdguides)

Nanquidno: 2 Green Sandpiper, Swallow, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Stonechat, c100 Meadow Pipit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 15 Siskin, 2 Chough. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: 1 juv Wheatear, 1 Greenfinch, 4 Linnet, 4 Grey Plover, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 juv Grey Heron. (T Mills) Also Pale-bellied Brent Goose past Hayle heading East. (J Robinson)

Grey Heron – Tony Mills

Wheatear – Tony Mills

Hayle Copperhouse Creek from Black Bridge: 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Teal, 25 Wigeon, 2 Shelduck 10.25 – 10.40am. (M Webb)

Greenshank – Martin Webb

Grey Heron – Martin Webb

Foxhole: Green Woodpecker, Marsh Tit, 17 Tufted Duck. (B Bosisto)

Torpoint: Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Sandwich Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 600 Wigeon. (P Aley, I Teague)

St Blazey LNR:  1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Teal. (R Hampshire)

St Clements: 300+ Redwing, m Bullfinch, Kingfisher, 4 Greenshank, 11 Shelduck. (D Peers)

Rame: Siskin, 16 Jay & 3 Chiffchaff. (P Aley, I Teague)

Millbrook: 7 Mediterranean Gull. (P Aley, I Teague)

Late submission, 21st October, Godolphin NT garden: 15.00-16.00, 150+Redwing and at least 10-15 Song Thrush feeding on Yew berries in garden on estate. (P Day)

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Thursday 21st October 2021

Porthgwarra: 3 Snow Bunting at Carn Barra. (Birdguides)

Goldsithney: 2 Black Redstart. (Birdguides)

Cape Cornwall: 2 Grey Phalarope, Pomeraine Skua. (Birdguides)

Dozmary Pool: 4 Ring-necked Duck, reported mid-morning. (Birdguides)

River Fowey – St. Winnow to West Wood: 5 Little Grebes; 1 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 8 Little Egret; 1 Mute Swan; Mallards; 1 Black-tailed Godwit; 44 Curlew; 25 Redshank; 8 Greenshank; 2 Dunlin; 5 Great Black-backed Gulls; 400+ Herring Gull; 100+ Black-headed Gull; 2 Buzzards; 2 Pheasant; Woodpigeon; 1 Goldcrest; Wrens; Robins; 3 Blue Tits; 1 Great Tit; 1 Nuthatch; 7 Long-tailed Tits; Crows; Jackdaw; 1 Jay; 1 Chaffinch; 2 Linnets; 2 Goldfinches. (A Parker)

East Pentire (08:30-09:30): 14 Common Scoter, 4 Med Gull, c10000 Auk sp. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 6 Redwing, 5 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Water Rail, 1 Jay, 12 Skylark, 6 Chaffinch, 5 Robin, 3 Goldcrest. (S Rowe)

Clapper Pools: 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 20 Teal. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Stithians Reservoir: 18 Canada Geese, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Magpie, 1 Grey Heron from Stuart Hutchins Hide. 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1 Willow Tit, 6 Great Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 5 (2m 3f) Chaffinch, 8 House Sparrow, 1 Grey Heron, 9 Mallard from Southern cut off hide 14.00 – 14.45pm. (M Webb)

Great spotted Woodpecker. Martin Webb

Willow Tit. Martin Webb

Walmsley Reserve: Combined sightings. 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Spotted Redshank, 11 Greenshank, 22 Redshank, 6 Dunlin, 44 Lapwing, 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 2 Ruff, 40 Curlew, 1 Glossy Ibis, 14 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Bar-headed Goose, c650 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 7 Pintail, 66 Mallard, Teal,  1 Jay, 1 Buzzard, 10 Mute Swans, 2 Shoveler, 6 Moorhen, c20 Wigeon, c30 starling, 2 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, 22 Pied Wagtail, 12 Curlew, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker,  plus many Herring Gull, Black headed Gull, Jackdaws, Crows (J. Goodair, S Rowe, T Carson)

Glossy Ibis.
Jasmina Goodair

Glossy Ibis.
Jasmina Goodair

Dobwalls: 3 Redwing in neighbours trees (C&J Duffy)

Siblyback Lake:1 Grey Heron , 1 Little Egret , 1 Cattle Egret (found by L .Birtwistle ) initially on island then flew north to cattle field north of track. 10 Cormorant , 116 Canada Geese , 6 Greylag Geese , 22 Little Grebe , 26 Coot , 30 Teal , 3 Wigeon , 11 Tufted Duck , 2 Snipe , 4 Chiffchaff , 2+ Siskin ( K Pellow, L Birtwistle )

Cattle Egret. L Birtwistle

Cattle Egret. Keith Pellow

Pennance Point (Stack): 2 Kittiwake, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 35 Shag, 10 Gannet, 5 Linnet, 1 Raven, (S Van Hear)

Callestick: Firecrest, Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, and Teal on lake. (T Wilson)

St John’s Lake: 2 Sandwich Tern, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mediterranean Gull. (D Clegg, J Manners)

Freathy, Withnow Barton Fm:10 Cattle Egret, with cattle. Seen from Coast Road. (D Clegg, J Manners)

Wheal Martyn : 15 Coal Tit , 2 Nuthatch , 3 Chaffinch , 1 Dunnock , 2 Blue Tit , 1 Robin , 2 Jay , 2 Great Tit . (K.Bowers)

Coal Tit. Kevin Bowers

Nuthatch. Kevin Bowers

Jay. Kevin Bowers

St Ives (08:00-10:20): 2 Sabine’s Gulls at 8.40,2 Sabine’s Gulls at 9.26,1 Great Northern Diver on the sea,15 Mediterranean Gulls. (R Wilkins)

Pendeen: Ring tail Hen Harrier flew over road near Mexico Farm. (M Jones)

Pendeen (lower slope 0800-1000): Manx Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, 6 Common Scoter, 7 Med Gull, 6 Common Gull, c60,000 Razorbill/Guillemot @ rate of 500/minute 1 Great Shearwater @14:06. 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater. (D Flumm, Birdguides)

Razorbills & Guillemots. Dave Flumm

 

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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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Monday 27th September 2021

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 3 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 18 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 8 Wigeon, 1 Wheatear. (D Eva) Also, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 2 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 1 Ringed Plover in the Southern Arm. (S Ford)

Chaple Amble: 1 Glossy Ibis this afternoon, although quite mobile. Also, 2 Little Egrets. (A Langdon)

Glossy Ibis – Adrian Langdon

Glossy Ibis – Adrian Langdon

Glossy Ibis – Adrian Langdon

Loe Pool: 1 Osprey at the Northern end, still this afternoon. (N Rogers)

Gillan: 3 Cattle Egret, Little Grebe, 3 Common Sandpiper, Mediterranean Gull, 2 Greenshank, and Redshank. (A Witheywood)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Spoonbill still on scrape this afternoon. (N Rogers)

Pendeen: (07:05-11:10) 86 Manx Shearwater, 43 Balearic Shearwater, 22 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Fulmar, 43 Kittiwake, 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 10 Arctic Tern, 6 Arctic Skua, 8 Great Skua, 3 Turnstone, 1 Dunlin. (A Bayly, P Combridge, D Parker) In addition, 20+ Chough, 3 Common Scoter. (Tom Wilson) Also (08:00-14:00), 16 Balearic Shearwater, 30+ Comic tern (mostly Arctic), 3 Arctic Skua, 2500+ Gannet, 30+ Kittiwake, 35+ Manx Shearwater, 16 Great Skua, 2 Turnstone, 11 Ringed Plover, 16 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Sanderling, 7 Oystercatcher, 4 Sandwich Tern, 3 European Storm Petrel and 1 juvenile Sabine’s Gull. (J Dunning, M Ahmad)

East Pentire: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua late pm. (S Rowe)

Burniere Hide, Camel Estuary: 1 Green Sandpiper. (C Richards)

Trewornan Bridge: 10 Cattle Egret. (C Richards)

Godrevy: 2 Chough. (K Archer)

Davidstow Airfield: 19 Wheatear, 82+ Linnets, 51+ Pied Wagtail (B Craven)

Crowdy Reservoir: 30 Tufted Duck. (B Craven)

Late submission 26/9, Lizard Point (14:50-17:20): 2 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 17 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 100 Auks (mainly Razorbill). (D Collins)

Late submission, 26/9, Perranzabuloe: Water Rail found dead in private driveway. (S Talbot per T Wilson)

Late submission, 26/9, White Cross, Newquay: Large flock of finches 150+, mostly Linnet, 8 Yellowhammer, 200 + Herring gull following plough, 200 Mixed flock of Crows following plough, 8 Raven, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 20 House sparrow, 6 Pied wagtail, 35+ Swallow, 1 Dunnock, 3 Blackbird and 2 Robin. Also, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock, 4 Speckled Wood and 1 Small Copper butterfly. (S & D Thomas)

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Monday 13th September 2021

Hayle: 3 Glossy Ibis, circled and flew south 1110. 1 Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwit. (D Eva) In addition, 1 Little Stint & 12 Greenshank. (N Wheatley)

Drift Reservoir:Glossy Ibis circling the NW arm at 13:25 was a nice diversion from strimming work, it appeared to be landing but couldn’t be relocated. Also 1 Snipe, 1 Greenshank and 1 Common Sandpiper. (DK Parker) Also, Osprey, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, 24 Mallard, Sand Martin, 30 House Martin, 70 Swallow. Also 40+ White Wagtails (ad’s & juv’s) in field following a plough near the dam. (D Flumm) In addition, 1 Greenshank, 6 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe (2 ad, 3 juv), 2 Common Teal, 1 f Sparrowhawk and 2 Grey Heron, late afternoon. (T Mills)

Osprey – Dave Flumm

Osprey – Dave Flumm

juvenile Great-crested Grebe – Tony Mills

Pendeen: Sabine’s Gull and 1 Balearic Shearwater early morning. (M Werran) Wryneck showing well from 17:55-18:40 in gorse and stone wall adjacent to track running down from lighthouse car park and lower car park. Also 7 Chough in field east of road to Pendeen village between lighthouse car park and farm. (A Whitehouse)

Wryneck – Adam Whitehouse

Tenerife, Predannack: 1 Swift. (A Witheywood)

Church Cove, Gunwalloe: 10 Chough. (D Scoble)

Choughs – David Scoble

Land’s End: 23 Grey Wagtail, 4 Yellow Wagtail, c35 ‘alba’ Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 7 Tree Pipit, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Sedge Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 1 Firecrest, 4 Snipe, 1 Water Rail. (R Veal)

Trevilley: 4 Grey Wagtail, 32 Yellow Wagtail, c15 White Wagtail, 7 Tree Pipit, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Whinchat. (R Veal)

St Just: 5 Whinchat, 7 White Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, Wheatear, 40 Swallow. (D Flumm)

Penzance, Lidden area: Up to 18 Goldfinch visiting birdfeeders and 1 Merlin flew past private garden. (T Mills)

Hayle: 20 Black-tailed Godwit. (C Moore) Also, near adult Great Black-backed Gull seen to kill and eat a juv/1w Lesser Black-backed Gull by grabbing between bill and eyes and dragging over mud. (R Veal, R Augarde)

Praa Sands: Hobby flew toward Sydney Cove at first light this morning (J Evans)

St Ives Island: (07:45 – 09:00h) 2 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Sandwich Tern, 11 Mediterranean Gull (including red ringed adult HJN1 ringed in Hungary), 2 Wheatear (G Jones)

Stithians: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Scaup, 22 Snipe, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Wigeon, 8 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 1 Tufted duck, 4 Wheatear, 4 Lapwing, 3 Curlew, 2 Little Egret. (I Grant & F Were)

Devoran: 2 Osprey still at 3 30pm (M Lammas)

Chapel Porth: 2 Wryneck still on sandy slope behind first ruin this morning. (G Lawlor)

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Marsh Harrier, Ruff, Greenshank, Kingfisher, 7 Cattle Egret, 11 Little Egret. (A Langdon)

Clapper Pool, Sladesbridge: 3 Greenshank. (D Julian)

The Rumps, Polzeath: 2m Common Scoter.

Helman Tor/Breney Common area: 200+ mixed Jackdaw/Carrion Crow/Rook flock (mainly Jackdaw), 20+ Goldfinch, 6 Greenfinch, 30+ Swallow, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Raven, 3 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 female Kingfisher, 3-4 Jay (M Boldy)

Downderry: early morning 2 Common Scoter, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Kittiwake. (A Payne)

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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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