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)


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)


Monday 9th August 2021

***Walmsley Reserve Announcement***: There may be some disturbance for the next few days at Walmsley as the farmer will start topping the meadows and the juncus in the reserve. However, both hides remain open. (Adrian Langdon, Reserve Warden)

St Agnes Head: 1 probable Wilson’s Petrel at 08.55. (G Lawler)

Pendeen: (6:45-10:40) 2 Sabine’s Gulls (Ad and 1st sum at 10:05), 1 Little Tern, 1 Great Shearwater, 17 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 88 Whimbrel, 4 Dunlin, 2 Swift, 2 Turnstone,1 Common Tern, 7 Sandwich Tern (N Rogers, P Clement, G Taylor and I Prentice) In addition, (1430-1530): Sooty Shearwater, 7 Whimbrel. (D Flumm)

Sabine’s Gull – Nigel Rogers

Sabine’s Gulls – Nigel Rogers

Sabine’s Gull – Nigel Rogers

Padstow: adult Roseate Tern reported at the harbour. (Birdguides)

Porthgwarra: 2 Great Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater (1500-1630) (N R Rogers)

Porthchapel: 2 Cory’s Shearwater and 2 Great Skua this afternoon. (R Archer)

Lizard Point: (06.45-09.45) 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua. (D Collins)

Durgan, Helford: 1 Firecrest. (R Evershed)

Lowland Point, Coverack: (6.30 – 8.30pm) 3,600+ Manx Shearwaters, 11 Balearic Shearwaters, 4 Sooty Shearwaters, 2 Dunlin, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Sandpiper on the beach, 1 Painted Lady butterfly, 1 Grey Seal (R Evershed)

Polbathic Creek: 4 Common Sandpiper, 20 Redshank. (A Blonden)

Drift Reservoir: 105 Swift, 45 House Martin, Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, 41 Canada Geese, Common Sandpiper. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Turnstone, c30 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Whimbrel, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greylag Goose. (R Veal)

Par: 142 Oystercatcher, 4 Sanderling, 16 Ringed Plover, 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto)

Mediterranean Gull – Bob Bosisto

Mediterranean Gull – Bob Bosisto

Walmsley Reserve: Marsh Harrier still showing well. (A Langdon) In addition, 1 Peregrine, 1 Hobby (over at 15.30 heading towards Chapel Amble), 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Gadwall, 30+ Swift. (J St Ledger, S Williams, T Eastbrook)

Marsh Harrier – Adrian Langdon

Marsh Harrier – William Delacour

Burniere Hide, Wadebridge: 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Curlew (with yellow rings on both legs – lettering indistinguishable due to mud). (S Williams, J St Ledger)

Porthilly Point: 76 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Sandwich Tern, 2 Raven over, 3 Curlew, 9 Dunlin, 11 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Sand Martin still attending 2 nesting burrows. (S Grose)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper and  4 Common Sandpiper. (G Thompson)

Tintagel: 1f Pied Flycatcher on coastal path by church. (Birdguides)

Kingsmill Lake: 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Greenshank, 18 Redshank, 69 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel, 7 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 adult Turnstone, 2 Sandwich Tern & 1 Mediterranean Gull. (P Kemp)

Downderry: (0620-0800), heading west, 730+ Gannet, 8 Fulmar, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Sandwich Tern. (A Payne)

Upper Tamar Lake: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 3 Little Egret, 8 Cormorant, 12 Grey Heron, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1f Reed Bunting, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 162 Canada Goose, 22 Mallard, c50 Black-headed Gull. (R Mudge)

Late photo submission, 8/8/21, Trevose Head: 1 Arctic Skua. (J Howells)

ArcticSkua, JoshHowells

ArcticSkua, JoshHowells

ArcticSkua, JoshHowells


Monday 24th May 2021

Late News, 24/05, Trevorian Pool, Sennen: drake Scaup. (D Flumm)

Scaup – Dave Flumm

Porthgwarra: 9 Great Northern Diver (all west, 0815-1030)(N R Rogers)

Mousehole (seawatch 0600-0800): 8 Storm Petrel, 160 Manx Shearwater, 12 Great Northern Diver, Arctic Skua. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 30 Swift. (D Flumm)

Pendeen (0630-0930): 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Sandwich Tern and 7 Puffin. (P Combridge)

Cape Cornwall golf course: 2 Whimbrel. (D Flumm)

Trink Fields, Lelant Downs: 2 Swift with 4+ Swallow over this afternoon. (P Geddes)

St Ives: adult Sabine’s Gull reported flying west this morning. (Birdguides) In addition, (1800-1915) pale phase 2nd summer Arctic Skua, Great Northern Diver (G Jones)

Stithians: Female Pheasant and five small chicks in the valley by Tregonning Mill (C Simmons)

St Clement to Tresemple: 25+ Swift, 20+ House Martin, 5 Barn Swallow, 1 pr Greenfinch. 40+ Mute Swans. (P Pearson)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Osprey this evening. (D Hall)

Temple Woods, Heligan: Chiffchaff feeding three young. (T Potterton)

Foxhole: 6 Tufted Duck, drake Ring-necked Duck, 2 Cuckoo. (B Bosisto)

St Merryn: 1 pair Canada Goose with young chicks at Alps fishery. (R Hughes)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (S Rowe)

Chapel Amble: 1 Quail and 1 Greylag Goode. (L Birtwistle)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Little Ringed Plover this morning. (M Worden)

Millbrook: 100+ Swallow, 40+ House Martin, 6+ Swift, 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Little Egret, 38 Canada Goose, 1 Cormorant, 1 Moorhen, 17 Mallard & 3 Shelduck (P Kemp)

Downderry: 0615-0830, moving west: 7 Great Northern Diver, 115 Gannet, 172 Manx Shearwater, 17 Fulmar, 113 Kittiwake, 1 Sandwich Tern and 56 auks. (A Payne)


Sunday 23rd May 2021

Late News, 22/05, Pendeen 06.15-10.00am: 8 Puffin, 10 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Skua, large movement up to 500 Manx Shearwater per minute. (S Rogers, P Combridge, A Bayley)

Late News, 22/05, Bartinney Downs: 2 Cuckoo, 1 Greenfinch and 1 Kestrel. (R Chiffers)

Cuckoo – Robin Chiffers

Kestrel – Robin Chiffers

Greenfinch – Robin Chiffers

Levant Mine: 750 Manx Shearwater between 10:00 and 11:00. (P Fraser)

Mount’s Bay: 2 Common Scoter, 2 Arctic Skua chasing Kittiwake and 700 Manx Shearwater early evening. (P Fraser)

Porthgwarra, Gwennap Head: 6-10am. 2 Ad. Pomarine Skua (7.36, 8.12 am) , 37 Puffin, 2 Roseate Tern (8.39am), 1 Great Skua, 27 Storm Petrel, 7 Great Northern Diver. A few hundred Manx Shearwater. (S Rogers, B Mellow)

Mousehole: 40+ Storm Petrel, 1 Roseate Tern, 20+ Comic Tern, 5 Sandwich Tern, 1 Artic Skua, 1 Skua sp, 1000’s Manx Shearwater. (R Wilkins) In addition, 1 Adult Summer plumage Sabines Gull west past at 15.53, 8 Sandwich Tern, 1 Great Skua. (R Augarde & B Mellow)

Newlyn Combe: 1 juv Dipper and 1m Grey Wagtail. (MJ Spicer)

Dipper – Mike Spicer

Argal Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe (including 1 incubating nest). 200 Swallow and 20 House Martin feeding low over the water. (D Eva)

College Reservoir: 16 Great Crested Grebe (including broods of 1 and 3) (D Eva) In addition, 9 (6 ad) Great Crested Grebe, 1 drake Tufted Duck, 50 Swallow, 1+ House Martin, 1+ Swift. Also 150 Jackdaw and 20 Rook flew in to roost. (C Benton)

Kenwyn: 1 Tawny Owl chick branching (D Eva)

St Erth: At least 3 Herring Gull nests and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull nest observed around Industrial Estate and railway yard. (D King)

Portloe: 1 Great Northern Diver. (R Taylor)

St Austell Bay: 1 adult dark phase Pomarine Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 2nd cal Common Gull, 4 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Scoter, 7 Great Northern Diver and 2 Black-throated Diver. (B Bosisto)

Newquay, Towan Head: 1 pr nesting Carrion Crow, 1 m Wheatear, 1 m Stonechat, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 m Kestrel, 7 Oystercatcher, 2 Meadow Pipit. 1pr nesting Shag and 3 abandoned Fulmar eggs at the former Kittiwake colony. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: Great Crested Grebes at or visiting 3 potential nest sites (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: pair Shelduck with 8 young, 2 Black-headed Gull, drake Gadwall, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Little Egret, 3 Otter. (B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary: male Channel Wagtail, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, Greylag Goose, 4 drake Gadwall, 5 singing Reed Warbler, juvenile Pied Wagtail, 3 juvenile Greenfinch, Spotted Flycatcher, 190 Swallow, 50 House Martin, 40 Sand Martin. (B Bosisto)

Downderry (7-11.30): 466 Manx Shearwater, 76 Auk’s, 70+ Gannet, 18 Fulmar, 16 Kittiwake, 17 Great Northern Diver, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Whimbrel & 1 Storm Petrel (P Kemp)

Penlee Point: (11.55-14.30): 2 Puffin, Arctic Skua, Great Skua, 2 Great Northern Diver (summer plumage) & 223 Manx Shearwater. (P Aley)


Saturday 31st October 2020

Late news, 30/10, Downderry: Juvenile Sabine’s Gull flew west at 07:45. (A Payne)

Newlyn: 1 Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 3 Common Scoter, Kingfisher from Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Mousehole: Ad Pom Skua (with spoons), 3 Arctic Skua, 2 Red-throated Diver and 1 diver sp past Mousehule. (P St Pierre) Fea’s type Petrel at 11:27 less than 1Km out, also 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 juv Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott)

Pendeen (combined totals 0900-16:30): 3 Leach’s Petrel, 8 Grey Phalarope, 2 (ad, juv) Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 14+ Great Skua, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 13 Manx Shearwater, 2 Red-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 36 Common Scoter, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Plover. (R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins, S Rogers, P Clement et al)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Curlew Sandpiper with 10 Dunlin, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Grey Plover. (J Hawkey) 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 40 Redshank, 20 Lapwing, large numbers of Teal and Wigeon, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, numerous Herring Gull and Black-headed Gulls. (D Sharp) Great Egret and Merlin. (M Broadbent)

Hayle Estuary; Copperhouse Creek: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 35 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 7 Pink-footed Geese still present. (J Hawkey) 1 Greenshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Greylag Goose, 1 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, numerous Teal, Wigeon and Canada Geese. (D Sharp)

Kingfisher – Deena Sharp

Greenshank – Deena Sharp

Curlew Sandpiper – Deena Sharp

Greylag Goose – Deena Sharp

Hayle Estuary; Ryan’s Field: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, number of Black-headed Gulls.  (D Sharp)

Polgigga: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler along Bosistow Lane. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler still in the car park bushes and Red-throated Diver passed the headland. (D Balmer) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Snow Bunting. ( D Eva )

Nanjizal: 4cy Caspian Gull. (K Wilson)

Kenidjack: Cetti’s Warbler at the sewage works. (M Ahmad) 1 Firecrest. (J Branscombe)

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler. (Birdguides)

Nanquidno: Dusky Warbler reported. (Birdguides) Lapland Bunting in fields between Nanquidno and Cot Valley. (Birdguides)

Sennen Cove: 6 Grey Phalarope, Arctic Skua, Great Northern Diver plus ad Yellow-legged Gull on Cowloe. (D Balmer) juvenile Iceland Gull reported late afternoon. (Birdguides)

Land’s End: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (P Taylor)

Penberth: 1+ Yellow-browed Warbler, 2+ Firecrest. (R Archer, J Ryan)

Alsia Farm: c200 Fieldfare. (R Archer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2cy female Marsh Harrier still present. (P Walsh) Great White Egret flew from the marsh and up the valley at 15:05. (R Menari)

Men-an-Tol: 2 (1m) Yellowhammer, 1 Snipe. (R Veal)

Penzance: Great Northern Diver, Common Scoter, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 98 Turnstone, 2 Sanderling off Jubilee Pool. (P St Pierre)

Lizard: Sooty Shearwater passed at 08:45. (J Lethbridge)

St Mawes: Adult Iceland Gull. (D Cooper)

St Anthony-in-Meneage: 8+ Cattle Egret in cattle field near Dennis head. Viewed from coast path along Helford river. (G Wills)

St Anthony’s Head: 7:30-10:00am1 Grey Phalarope, 1 Manx Shearwater, 810 Kittiwake, 200 Gannet, 4 Great northern diver, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (3cy, adult), Peregrine Falcon, Merlin and 4 Cirl Bunting in the area. (M Broadbent)

St Clement: 2 Cattle Egret and male Pintail on Tresemple Pool. (M Broadbent)

Porthoustock: 4 Black Redstart on rocks behind the large concrete building. (J Jones)

Black Redstart – J Jones

Tremayne Quay; Helford: 3 Firecrest, 1 Greenshank, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (A Witheywood)

Great-crested Grebe – A Witheywood

Hannafore: 1 Ringed Plover, 30 Turnstone, 4 Purple Sandpiper, 18 Eider and 1 Great Northern Diver. ( M Beer)

Purple Sandpiper – M Beer

Gannel Estuary: 1 Ruff, 11 Med Gull, 344 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 750 Herring Gull, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 75 Great Black-backed Gull. (S Rowe) 1 Common Gull, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 19 Lesser Black backed Gull, 76 Great Black backed Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Curlew, 1 Redshank 2 Oystercatcher.(S Grose)


Towan Head (15:00-16:40): 2 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Skua, 4 Manx Shearwater, 2 Common Scoter, c250 Kittiwake. (S Rowe) 1 Red throated Diver past, 1 Peregrine Falcon caught a Grey Phalarope off the sea and was relocated on cliffs at ‘Tea Caverns’. (S Grose)

Peregrine with Grey Phalarope – Shaun Grose

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Grey Phalarope, 1 Red-throated Diver late am. (S Rowe)

Newquay Golf Course: 2 Skylark. (S Grose)

Great Western Beach: 1 male Black Redstart, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Chapel Amble; Wadebridge: 1 Wood Duck dead in farm gateway. Partly plucked and sporting orange ring 005. (A Langdon)

Camel Estuary: 1 Grey Phalarope, 1 Red-breasted Merganser. (C Selway)

Trevose Head: 1 female Merlin. (S. Marquis)

Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Grey Phalarope, 8 Snipe, 4 Cormorants, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Canada Geese. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 3 Goosander 1m 2f, 3 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Tufted Duck. (R Mudge)

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Sunday 11th October 2020

Pendeen: (07:30 -10:00) Juv Sabine’s Gull, Ad Pomarine Skua, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 4 Common Scoter (S Rogers, P Clement, G. Lawlor)

Bosistow Lane: 1 Radde’s Warbler photographed and showing well along lane between Higher and Lower Bosistow, also 2 Yellow-browed Warblers. (L Thomson)

Nanjizal Valley: 43 new ringed. 5 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, 12 Blackcap and 4 Chiffchaff. Also, Hawfinch over late morning, Ring Ouzel, 8 Redwing, Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail, 1 Merlin, 80 Skylark, 24 Siskin, 7 Common Crossbill, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 150 Woodpigeon. (P Roseveare, K Wilson, B Bosisto, R Veal, J Ryan)

Hayle Estuary: 7 Pink-footed Goose, 53 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Greenshank, 4 Little Egret. (K Mullins & I Clark) In addition, 2 Pintail, 1 Spotted Redshank and 3 Dunlin. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

St Ives Island: Grey Phalarope on the water. (C Oates)

Grey Phalarope – Chris Oates

St Just: Yellow-browed Warbler in willow scrub next to LBS access road, just off main road. Also 9 Siskin over. (J Branscombe)

Trevescan: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (G Lawlor, M Ferris)

Land’s End: Merlin and 8 Siskin. (B Mellow)

Porthgwarra: Turtle Dove still at Ardensawah Farm. (B Mellow) 6+ Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)

Cot Valley: 19 Siskin. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler by the water treatment works. (S Rogers)

Charlestown: Firecrest and 5 Swallow. (P St Pierre)

Helford River: 4 Cattle Egret at mouth of Polwheveral Creek. (D Collins)

Falmouth: 6 Common Scoter, briefly, on water off Pennance Point. (J St Ledger)

Lizard Point: 1 Short-eared Owl coming in off the sea at 1800 hrs, heading west. (M Garwood)

Caerthillean: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Turtle Dove. (I Maclean)

Short-eared Owl – Ilya Maclean

Lowland Point, Coverack: 4 Firecrest. (D Wright)

Firecrest – Doug Wright

Godolphin Cross: 2 Firecrest. (C Richards)

Towan Beach, Roseland: Osprey fishing close in shore. (E Drury)

St.Winnow: 1 Greenshank and 8 Little Grebe. (E Mayhew)

Camel Estuary: 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 12 Little Egret, 24 Bar-tailed Godwit, 30 Grey Plover, 3 Ringed Plover, 100 Dunlin, 20 Knot. (K Mullins & I Clark)

Porth Joke: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 7 Goldcrest, 1 Whinchat, 1 Coal Tit, 5 Blackcap, 40 Linnet. (S Rowe)

Colliford Reservoir: 2 Grey Plover, 1 Lapwing in Gillhouse Bay. (B Craven)

Dozmary Pool: 2 Shoveler. (B Craven)

Bude Marshes: 289 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 4 hybrid type Canada Goose, 4 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Snipe, 5 Grey Heron, 3 Teal, 49 Mallard, 23 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 female Peregrine Falcon, 1 female Sparrowhawk, 2 Kingfisher and 79 Black-headed Gull. (N Bastin)

Kingfisher – Nigel Bastin

Rame Head: 50+ Swallow feeding and gathering on the phone lines. 4 Cirl Bunting in hedge between Coastguard’s cottages and the Coastguard station. (D Sharp)

Cirl Bunting – Deena Sharp

Par Beach Pool: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Water Rail (under the flowering pampas grass), 1 Barnacle Goose, 11 Linnet, 1 Snipe. (S Grose)

Castle an Dinas: 96 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 2 Barn Owl (S Grose)

Blackacre: 2 Marsh Tit. (S Grose)

Rialton Barton: 1 Treecreeper (in the only macrocarpa tree in the layby), 3 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)