Sunday 13th September 2020

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Baird’s Sandpiper on east end of Carnsew, Spotted Redshank and Brent Goose on main estuary. (S Rogers)Also, Semipalmated Sandpiper reported early morning.

Porth Joke: Icterine Warbler in Hawthorn 50m before Treago Mill but moved up valley and not relocated. Also 1 Wheatear, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Grey Wagtail, 26 Chaffinch, 10 Meadow Pipit, 4 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 16 Magpie. (S Rowe)

Icterine Warbler – Steve Rowe

Icterine Warbler – Steve Rowe

Icterine Warbler – Steve Rowe

Sparnon: Black Kite photographed over fields to the north late morning. (A Simmons)

Camel Estuary: Osprey took off from a dead tree and flew over the water and caught fish. (H Cooper)

Porthgwarra: Black Kite over early afternoon. (A Simmons)

Windmill Farm: 1, possibly 2, Pectoral Sandpiper over at 10:20, also Marsh Harrier and Siskin over. (D. Wright)

Coverack, Lizard: Ortolan Bunting photographed in stubble fields just west of Coverack. (L Thomson)

Lizard Village: 2 Turtle Dove. (T Blunden)

Soapy Cove, Lizard: 1 Wryneck. (T Blunden)

Kingsmill Lake: 9 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 51 Dunlin, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 31 Curlew, 2 Knot, 18 Cormorant & 2 Kingfisher (P Kemp)

Nanjizal Valley: 110 ringed. Migrants included 17 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 68 Blackcap, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Pied Flycatcher. Also, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, c.25 Siskin, 2+ Grey Wagtail, Water Rail. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, C & D Lamsdell et al)

Point Quay, Devoran: 4 Osprey, two hunting and two in trees. (K Hambly-Staite)

Gwithian: 1 Storm Petrel, 1cy Sabine’s Gull close to shore. (O Cummins)

Sunday 6th September 2020

Late news, 5/9, Polbathic Creek: 41 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Rock Dove/feral pigeon, 1 Kingfisher. (A Blonden)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper, 8 Bar-tailed Godwits, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 76 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Knot, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Sandwich Tern. 14 Oystercatcher, 70 Curlew, 6 Redshank, 1 Greenshank. (N R Rogers)

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Nigel Rogers

Porthgwarra: Melodious Warbler briefly at 0930hrs then relocated early afternoon at Trevean Pool. Also Wheatear, 18 Stonechat, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Green woodpecker, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Sparrowhawks, 2 Chough, 2 Raven, 3 Kestrel, 20+ Robins, 15+ Chiffchaff, 1 Reed warbler, 3 Blackcaps, 7 ‘alba’ Wagtails, 1 Peregrine (P.Freestone, B.Dallas, M.Halliday, M.Wallace)

Melodious Warbler – Paul Freestone

Park Head: Buff-breasted Sandpiper on Cliff Path this evening. Also, 1 Curlew, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 4 Chough, 4 Blackcap, 5 Wheatear (B Bosisto, L Payne, S Rowe)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Bob Bosisto

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Bob Bosisto

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Steve Rowe

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Steve Rowe

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Steve Rowe

Porth Island: 5 Chough, 2 Wheatear. (S Grose)

Nanjizal: 71 birds ringed. Migrants included 3 Chiffchaff (+2 British controls), 1 Willow Warbler, 45 Blackcap (+1 British control), 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 9 Reed Warbler and 7 Sedge Warbler. Also, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Chough, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Siskin, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Water Rail. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, R Veal)

Pendeen: 1 Chough. (R Curry)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Knot, 154 Redshank, 113 Curlew, 9 Oystercatcher, 52 Dunlin, 17 Black tailed Godwit. (D Eva)

Mullion: Merlin seen and heard just at the start of the coast path off Mullion Cove. (J Howells)

The Lizard: 2 Chough, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Mediterranean Gull on the water, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Mabe Burnthouse: Wryneck in a private garden near the donkey sanctuary. (R Curtis)

Kynance: 1 Wryneck, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Willow Warbler at Soapy Cove. (J&D Chapman)

Pendeen, 07:00-11:00: 1 Ad Sabine’s Gull, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 juv Arctic Tern. (S Rogers, M Mckee, G Lawlor)

Stannon: 3 Whinchat (2 ad, i juv), 2 Wheatear. (B Bryne)

Devoran: 2 Osprey mid-afternoon, one being mobbed by a Peregrine (T Wilson, I Boreham, P Bragg)

Siblyback Reservoir: 40+ Swallow still feeding over grassland, 10+ Linnet, with juvenile Goldfinch flocking with them, 19 Little Grebe, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 3 House Martin still in the nest and being fed. (D Sharp)

House Martin Family – Deena Sharpe

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Saturday 5th September 2020

Society Hides: Please note that all the society hides remain closed to everyone. This is due to the current coronavirus situation and restrictions (maintaining safe distances, narrow doorways and inability to deep clean surfaces regularly). This is of course inconvenient for birders but unfortunately the situation we are in.
In most cases viewing can be carried out from nearby roadside/other locations and we of course look forward to a time when the hides can be fully open to all.

Late news, 4/9, Gannel Estuary: 1 Osprey (ringed) at 14:00, landed in a tree. (J Anderson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Semipalmated Sandpiper still below Tempest factory, also 2 Spotted Redshank and juv Little Gull. (R Veal, I Webster) Also 2 Knot; 2 Black-tailed Godwits; 1 Bar-tailed Godwit; 2 Whimbrel; 1 Kingfisher. (J Hawkey) Also Curlew ringed ‘LW’ on yellow ring, 1 Common Swift. (M Ahmad)

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Mark Halliday

Point Quay: 1 Osprey this morning. (M Dunford)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher. (D Flumm)

Sennen: 2 Whinchat, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 20+ Chiffchaff, 3 Siskin, 1 Green Sandpiper in the Brew/Sennen area. (P St Pierre)

Camel Trail, Guineaport /Polbrock: 2 Marsh Tit feeding on honeysuckle berries, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Redshank,2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 m Blackcap, 2 flocks of Long tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Siskin, 1 Little Grebe, 9 Teal, 3 Raven. (S Grose)

Wadebridge, Trewornan Bridge: 8 Cattle Egret flushed by 1 Osprey 11:16.(S Grose)

Devoran: 2 Osprey, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Knot. (M Pass, B Mellow)

Stithians Reservoir; Chapel Creek: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Barn Owl. (J St Ledger) Osprey also reported.

Wood Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Porthgwarra: Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat, 20 Wheatear, Willow Warbler, 2 Siskin, Wryneck. (M Wallace) Possible Barred Warbler reported at Three Chimneys.

Pendeen: 4 Sabine’s Gull, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 7 Common Scoter, 7 Arctic Skua, 3 Sandwich Tern. (S Rogers)

Lower Bosistow: juv Marsh Harrier. (M Ahmad)

Marsh Harrier, Mashuq Ahmad

Marazion: Little Stint and Curlew Sandpiper still present but mobile. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Wheatear. (DK Parker)

Dodman: 1 imm Pied Flycatcher, 1 imm Peregrine & 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull in milieu of Herring Gulls (P Kemp)

Lizard Point: 8 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat. (D Eva)

Anderton, Nr. Millbrook:  2 Cattle Egret in a field, with cattle. (D Sharp)

Cattle Egret – Deena Sharp

Torpoint: 60+ Oystercatchers, 1 Curlew, 1 x Mediterranean Gull. (D Sharp)

Sancreed: 2 Wheatear, Clouded Yellow. (D Flumm)

Colliford: 1 Osprey, 1 Common Sandpiper , 7 Dunlin, 19 Ringed Plover, 2 adult Yellow legged Gull (B Bosisto)

Downderry: 14 Ringed Plovers, 1 Dunlin, 1 Turnstone, 1 Sanderling (3 yesterday), 1 Wheatear and 8 White Wagtails along the beach. (A Payne)

Gannel Estuary: Osprey (Blue ring 260) am and pm. (R Ellis-Davies)

Padstow, Gunver Head: 1 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 11 Stonechat, 2 Skylark, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Grey Partridge in field directly behind the only tamarisk hedge, 2 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Lizard: 1 Wryneck Grochall, 1 Blue-headed Wagtail, 20 Yellow Wagtail Pistil Meadow, 2 Whinchat Hellarcher Valley, 1 Garden Warbler Caerthillean, c. 35 White Wagtail in various places. (I Maclean)

Saturday 29th August 2020

Pendeen (0700-1000): Long-tailed Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater. (S Rogers)

Lizard: Melodious Warbler still 100yds west of Wavecrest cafe Lizard point. (J Jones)

Melodious Warbler – J Jones

Mousehole: Juv Sabine’s Gull heading into Mount’s Bay past St Clement’s Isle at 16:30. (M Elliott)

Devoran/Point: 1 Great White Egret, 3 Knot, 49 Dunlin, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 30 Curlew, 70 Redshank, 3 Ringed Plover. (D Eva, S Rogers)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Pale-bellied Brent Goose, juv Knot, c15 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 ad Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, c25 Teal. (R Veal) Also 1 Wheatear, 15 Rock Pipit, 1 Curlew Sandpiper from Tempest Building. (S Grose) Also 2 Curlew Sandpiper reported.

Ruan Lanihorne: 3 Osprey, 1 Peregrine. (D Carrier)

Housel Bay area: 10 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, f or imm Garganey still present on pond opposite Waterings (tends to hide under overhanging vegetation). (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Osprey (colour ringed), 1 juv Peregrine, 17 Dunlin, 13 Ringed Plover, 1 Tree Pipit. Dozmary: 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler. (P Roseveare)

Maer Lake: 1 juv Garganey, 16 Teal, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, c.30 House Martin, c.15 Sand Martin, c.20 Swallow. (P Roseveare)

Davidstow Airfield: 2 Ruff, 1 Turnstone, 14 Dunlin, c.30 Ringed Plover, 15 Wheatear, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (P Roseveare)

Siblyback: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Redshank. (A Dawson) Also 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 19 Cormorant, 21 Little Grebe, 3 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail. (P Roseveare)

Porthgwarra: 36 Wheatear and Spotted Flycatcher plus “alba” wagtails moving over. (M Wallace)

Skewjack: Marsh Harrier still present. (M Wallace)

Marazion: 50 Ringed Plover, 40 Sanderling, 10 Dunlin, 1 Knot and 3 Wheatear on the beach. (P Fraser) Also 61 Sanderling, 49+ Ringed Plover, 32 Dunlin, 19 Turnstone. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 9 Little Grebe, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 6+ Wheatear. (S Rogers, DK Parker) Also 1 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Grey Heron. (S Grose)

Canada Goose – Dave Parker

Canada Goose – Dave Parker

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Greenshank, 1 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 9 Teal, 2 Wheatear. (D Eva, S Rogers)

Mount’s Bay: 2 Ruff, juv Curlew Sandpiper, many Ringed Plover and Dunlin arriving into bay from SW, 6+ Risso Dolphin underneath Logan Rock. (M Elliott)

Nanjizal: 1 Whinchat. (H Bradshaw)

Land’s End: 1 Greenshank on Treeve Common. (H Bradshaw)

Saltash: Sparrowhawk, regular visitor to private garden. (L Farnes)

Sparrowhawk – Lin Farnes

Towan Head: 1000+ Gannets feeding and diving off point with commons dolphins 08:00 to 09:00. (M Lammas, I Boreham)

Torpoint: 3 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Med Gull, 16 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 8 Cormorant. (D Sharp)

Millbrook: 1 Kingfisher, 8 Redshank, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 8+ Canada Geese. Numerous Black-headed Gull. (D Sharp)

Wacker Quay: 3 juvenile Shelduck, 3 Little Egret. Also Black-headed Gull & Herring Gulls. (D Sharp)

St Merryn: 1 Avocet caught by female Peregrine. (R Hughes)

Rame Head: 1 male Cirl Bunting, 1 male & 1 female Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Swift, 35 Linnet. (M Frost)

Millbrook: 41 Redshank, 4 Moorhen. (M Frost)

Breney Common: mixed flock of 40 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

St Columb Major, Bridge: 1 Dipper, 3 Chiffchaff, 20 House Martin, 30 Goldfinch, 1 Sparrowhawk (B Bosisto L Payne)

Sennen Cove: 5 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Penhale Point: 2 Wheatear, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 37 Linnet. (S Grose)

Rejerrah: 5 Red-legged Partridge from Scotland Road. (S Grose)

Downderry: this afternoon 4 Knot, 2 Sanderling, 3 Ringed Plover and a White Wagtail. (A Payne)

Logan Rock: 2 Chough. (J King)

Mousehole: 43 Turnstone, 1 Dunlin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow. (N Sluman)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Curlew Sandpiper reported this evening.

Friday 28th August 2020

Walks and Events: The Camel Trail Nature Walks will be starting up again this Wednesday 2nd September. Start time 10am for approximately 4-5 hours. Bring a snack. These walks cover flora and fauna as well as birds and take place every Wednesday from this September to 28th April 2021. Walks start at 10am and will be led by Jack Humphrey, Bernard Ide, Alan Taylor and Mike Scawen. Meet by the river behind Bridge Medical Centre and Wadebridge Wines, Wadebridge. Map ref: SW990724. PL27 7AH.

Tuesday 29th September 1pm – Tresillian River Walk: St Clement.Leader John Cope john.cope@hotmail.co.uk 01872 865108. An afternoon walk along the river looking for autumn migrants and breeding birds. Path can be muddy so good footwear recommended. Meet at St Clements car park. Map ref. SW852439

Also on Wednesday October 28th 1pm, Friday November 27th 1pm, Monday December 14th 1pm (details as per 29th September).

Lizard Point: Melodious Warbler photographed 100 yds west along the SW coastal path from Wavecrest cafe. (D Waddington)

Pendeen (06:30-12:00): 1 Leach’s Petrel, 2 Sabine’s Gull, 2 Great Shearwater, 13 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua, 2 Little Tern, 5 Sandwich Tern, 8 Common Scoter. (S Rowe, G Taylor, P Clements, G Lawlor, N Sluman et al) 13:45 -17:00: Sabine’s Gull (1ad) at 14.14, 3 Arctic Skua, 5 Bonxie, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Sandwich Tern, 7 Common Scoter, 77 Kittiwake (L Langley et al).

Porthgwarra: Wryneck between trevean & the stonewall. Also, Pied Flycatcher,Willow Warbler & 5 Wheatear. (M Wallace) 2 Great Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, steady passage of Manxies. (S Finch)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: fem Tufted Duck, 9 Little Grebe (8 juv), 19 Moorhen, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, c.70 Starling in roost early am. (R Veal, DK Parker)

Marazion: c.30 Sanderling, 4 Dunlin, 41 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone on the beach. (R Veal, DK Parker)

Lelant: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit over garden center calling. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary: 4 Greenshank, 12 Redshank. Carnsew: 62 Dunlin, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Sanderling, 32 Ringed Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwits. Ryan’s Field: 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Kingfisher. (J Hawkey)

Porthilly Point: 1 Wheatear, 2 Raven over, 1 Kestrel, 31 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern, 5 Rock Pipit, 57 Oystercatcher (S Grose)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Cattle Egret, 11 Little Egret, 14 Greenshank, 3+ Redshank, 14+ Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 71 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 22 Teal & c.180 Black-headed Gull ( P Kemp)

Mousehole: 43 Turnstone, Dunlin, Sparrowhawk, 4 Gannet, Buzzard, 9 Shag, 5 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin. (N Sluman)

Cardinham Woods: 4 Spotted Flycatcher (2 adult, 2 young), 10+ Siskin, 4 Nuthatch, 10+ Coal Tit, 4 Goldcrest. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Flycatcher – John St Ledger

Spotted Flycatcher – John St Ledger

Sennen Cove: High tide roost with Black headed Gulls, Mediterranean Gulls, Sandwich Terns, Kittiwakes , Turnstones and Cormorant, Black-headed Gull J44C White letter on Green colour ring. Norwegian same bird as 2018 BiC p 266. (Ring info submitted) Also – Sandwich Tern white ring 36N. (Ringing info awaited – believed Netherlands) (C Richards)

Sandwich Tern – Clive Richards

Black-headed Gull – Clive Richards

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Stint, 2 Sanderling, 8 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank
(P Maker, R Augarde)

Minions: Pair of green woodpeckers on the Caradon Trail near Minions. (A Newsham)

Wadebridge: 1 Cattle Egret between Walmsley / Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose)

Perranuthnoe to Marazion coast path, Boat Cove: 1 Little Egret and 12 Turnstone. Trenow Cove: a roost of 7 Little Egret, c40 Curlew, at least 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Oystercatcher and 14 Turnstone, also 1 Kestrel. (T Mills)

Looe: 5 Eider. (D Sharp)

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Wednesday 26th August 2020

Walks and Events program: We’re pleased to be able to announce that the board has decided that this can now been resumed. If you are able to lead any walks or events please contact Simon Marquis at field_meetings@cbwps.org.uk . We will post any events or walks up on the website sightings page and will update the Calendar as they come in.

Late News, 23/08, Pentire Head/Rumps: 100+ Gannets close in-shore heading west, 5 Kestrel, 50+ Linnet, 2 Wheatear, 4 Oystercatcher, 10 Shag, 2 Ocean Sunfish, 2 Grey Seal. (S Marquis)

Late news, 25/8, Porthgwarra (06:00-18:30): 4 Great Shearwater, 32 Sooty Shearwater. (S Rowe, M Hawkes)

Late news, 25/8, Downderry (07:00-09:25): moving west 192+ Manx Shearwaters, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 60 Gannets, 11 Fulmar, 6 Storm Petrels, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 16 Sandwich Terns and 1 Arctic Tern. (1845-1945): 13 Storm Petrels west. (A Payne)

St Agnes: (0630- 0900) 3 adult Sabine’s Gull, 37 Common Tern, 34 Arctic Tern, 4 Sandwich Tern, 5 Puffin, 2 Whimbrel , 1 Grey Phalarope , 1 juvenile Arctic Skua, 1 adult pale phase Pomarine Skua, 1 juv Long-tailed Skua, 3 Great Skua, 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 8 European Storm Petrel, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 2 Common Scoter. (B Bosisto)

Pendeen (06:15-10:15): 6 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwaters (0822 & 0826), c30,500 Manx Shearwaters, 18 Storm Petrel, 132 Fulmar, 15 Common Scoter, 1 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel, adult Sabine’s Gull (0740), 6 Sandwich Tern, 1 Commic Tern, 9 Great Skua, 9 Arctic Skua, 4 Razorbills, 2 Guillemot, 1 Wheatear. Also an adult Great Black-backed Gull killed a Manx Shearwater. (D Flumm) (06:00-12:00): 3 Sabine’s Gull, 6 Great Shearwater, 16 Sooty Shearwater , 17 Arctic Skua, 15 Bonxie, 3 Wilson’s Petrel (8.30, 9.10, 10.37), 1 Leach’s Petrel (11.18), 1 Grey Phalarope, 1 Arctic Tern, 13 Sandwich Tern. (S. Rogers, P Clement, G Taylor, G Lawlor, P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Wilkins) (06:00-17:00): Also 1 Wilson’s Petrel (15.25). (M Hawkes, M McKee) 1 Leach’s Petrel (10.39). Also further combined totals of 16 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 55 Common Scoter, 1 juv Long-tailed Skua, 32 Arctic Skua, 27 Great Skua, 69 Sandwich Tern, 9 Arctic Tern 2 Grey Phalarope, 6 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Curlew. (B Mellow, M McKee, M Hawkes, S Rowe) (1700 -1800): 2 Great Skuas, 1 Pomarine Skua (17.45). (J Hawkey)

Sabine’s Gull – Nigel Rogers

Lizard Point: (07.15-09.30) 1 Pomarine Skua, 7 Storm Petrel. (D Collins)

Housel Bay: imm Garganey on the pond. (D Collins)

Coverack: 1 Hoopoe still present around gardens above Lambeage Hall, please respect residents privacy. (P Hopwood)

Croft Pascoe Plantation, Goonhilly: 3+ Spotted Flycatchers. (A Witheywood)

Hannafore, Looe:  3 Eider close to shore, 2 Sandwich Terns, 3 Oystercatchers, 2 Cormorants fishing close to shore.  Numerous Swallows and Sand mMartins still feeding. (D Sharp)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater:  4 Mistle Thrush. ( B. Toms)

Hayle Estuary: c20 Sandwich Terns. (D Cains)

Nr. St. Buryan: 1 Barn Owl (N R Rogers)

Barn Owl – Nigel Rogers

The Rumps and Pentire: 5 Fulmar, 7 Gannet, 24 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 5 Kestrel, 43 Oystercatcher, 45 Herring Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 6 Swallow, 8 Rock Pipit, 1 Wren, 2 Robin, 3 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 35 Rook, 18 Carrion Crow, 3 Goldfinch, 45 Linnet, 2 Sunfish, 2 Grey Seal, 20 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 5 Common Blue, 4 Red Admiral, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood, 18 Gatekeeper, 15 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath. (M Scawen et al.)

Rock Beach: 14 Sandwich Tern feeding offshore. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 11 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Coot, 1m Tufted Duck, 39 Mallard, 11 Moorhen, 62 Canada Geese, 3 Cormorant, 1 Teal, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Kingfisher (1 juv), 11 Grey Wagtail, 2 Buzzard, 1 Jay, 2 Grey Heron. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary:1 Barn Owl opposite filling station at 8.15pm.(S Grose)

Porthleven: 1 Kestrel. (J Chesher)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Osprey, 10 Dunlin, 18 Ringed Plover, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Little Egret, 2 Yellow Wagtail, c.20 Pied Wagtail. (P Roseveare)

Siblyback: 1 Hobby, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper,1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Barnacle Goose in with Canada Geese, 25 Little Grebe,1 f Tufted,1 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 26 Cormorants, Spotted Flycatchers with young, 3 Treecreeper, 5 Chiffchaff, 9 Teal. (C Buckland)

Mousehole: 100+ Gannet, 30+ Manx Shearwater, pod of 10 Common Dolphins. (J Howells)

Penzance: 200+ Gannet, 100+ Manx Shearwater, 20+ Storm Petrel, Immature Kittiwake, 2 Guillemot, multiple pods Common Dolphins, Blue-fin Tuna. All seen from Atlantic Adventure Penzance 15:30-17:30. (J Howells)

Davidstow Airfield: 20 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 2 Ruff,1 Turnstone, 3 Wheatear. (S Windle)

Ruff – Stevan Windle

Newquay: 11 Tawny Owl heard +1 presumed Road kill Bird at Trevemper Roundabout. (S Grose)

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Tuesday 25th August 2020

Porthgwarra: (06:00-09:00) 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Common Tern, 1 Kittiwake, Mediterranean  Gull, 17 Storm Petrel. (N Sluman). 92 Storm Petrel, 2 Arctic Tern, 7 ‘Commic’ Tern, 8 Sooty Shearwater. (R Veal, M Ahmad) 1 Fea’s type Petrel flew west between 16:05 and 16:12 (M Hawkes), 1 Balearic Shearwater, 17 Sooty Shearwater, 73 Storm Petrel past by 16:20. (Birdguides)

Mousehole: (1hr seawatch off coastpath at Penlee Caravan Park, 3pm-4pm) Manx Shearwaters passing at about 15/min, many Storm Petrel feeding and passage in small groups. Also 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Harbour Porpoise, 1 Grey Seal and 1 Painted Lady butterfly. (T Mills)

European Storm Petrel compilation – Tony Mills

Lizard: 120 Storm Petrel, 4 Great Shearwater and 10 Sooty Shearwater. (L Ozsanlav-Harris)

Restronguet Point: 2 Gannet. (K Hambly-Staite)

Porthgwidden: 2 Common Tern. (K Hambly-Staite)

St Stephen: 40 House Martin (B Bosisto)

Killigerran; Roseland: 3.30pm-4.30pm today. 103 Gannet, 3 Great Shearwater, 24 Manx Shearwater, 4 Fulmar,1 Common Dolphin with calf, and 7 Atlantic Grey Seal. (D Hall)

Rame Head: (0800-1100) 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 10 Storm Petrel, 4  Auk sp, 1 Commic Tern, 1 Razorbill. 1 ad Sabine’s Gull, 40+ Kittiwake, 150+ Manx Shearwater. (G Lewis)

Hannafore Point: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 8 Storm Petrel between 10:30 and 11:30am (Birdguides)

East Looe Beach: 1 Sandwich Tern. (S Jones)

Hannafore; Looe: 4 x Eider diving off shore (3 x female, 1 x juv. Male). (D Sharp)

Pendeen 10:00-16:00: 11 Sooty Shearwater, 71 Storm Petrel, 6 Commic Tern, 1 Wilson’s Petrel (12:40), 2 Sandwich Tern, 6 Common Scoter, 1 Black Tern, 2 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 2+ Bluefin Tuna, 3+ Ocean Sunfish, 8+ Common Dolphin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell). 1 Wilson’s Petrel at 1:30pm, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 3 adult Sabine’s Gull, 6 Sooty Sheartwater, 75 Storm Petrel, 2 Arctic Tern, 1 Knot, 4 Common Scoter, 2 Whimbrel. (L Langley et al) 16:00-17:30 11 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Storm Petrel,1 ad Sabine’s Gull, 5 Balearic Shearwater,1 Great Skua.(D Parker) 1500 – 1730hrs 3 adult Roseate Tern (16.20hrs); 2 Sandwich Terns, 1 juv Common Tern, 1 Great Shearwater (16.57hrs), 9 Sooty Shearwaters, 49+ Storm Petrel, 5 Great Skua. (J Hawkey) An additional Sabine’s Gull and Great Shearwater up to 8pm. (S Rowe)

St Ives Island 13:30-17:40: 700+ Gannet, 14 Shag, 2 Cormorant, 20 Fulmar, 1200+ Manx Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Kittiwake, 1 Common Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great-black backed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Little Gull (15:30), 19 Sandwich Tern, 4 Little Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 3 Roseate Tern (15:57), 6 Commic Terns, 3 Dunlin, 6 Turnstone, 11 Ocean Sunfish (between 13:35-15:30). (P. Nason)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 4 Gadwall,  4 Little & 4 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Swift, 35 House Martin, 3 Turnstone. (D Flumm)

Lands End: 6 Balearic Shearwater (Birdguides)

Illogan: 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Smith)

St Agnes Head: (16:00-19:00) 4 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 2+ Storm Petrel, 4 Great Skua, 1 Puffin (M Buckley).

Trevose Head: (1645-2010) 2 Grey Phalarope, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Arctic Skua, probable juv Long-tailed Skua, 7 Storm Petrel. (R Augarde)

Davidstow: 1 Turnstone, 29 Ringed Plover, 8+ Dunlin. ( B Craven)

Tintagel: From 14.15-16.30.1 Arctic Skua (dk phase), 1 Puffin,4 Common Scoter, 8 Curlew, 509 + Gannets, 223+ Manx Shearwaters. 27 Fulmar. (B Craven)

 

 

 

 

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