Thursday 24th September 2020

Godrevy: Semipalmated Sandpiper still present. Also, 2 Knot, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Sanderling, 29 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin. All on rocks opposite last NT open car park. (J Hawkey)

Hayle Estuary: Baird’s Sandpiper still this morning at Carnsew Basin, just outside by the Tempest factory. (J Turner) Pink-footed Goose on main estuary over high tide also 17 Little Egret, 19 Oystercatcher, 7 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Sandwich Tern. Baird’s Sandpiper on outer bank of Carnsew at c11:30 and 1 Kingfisher feeding in Carnsew basin. (DK Parker) 18 Med Gull on Copperhouse Creek. (M Ahmad) Great White Egret seen again today at 16:40, near the hide at Ryan’s field. (J Sellen)

Pendeen (07.30-13.00): 2 juv Long-tailed Skua, 20 Balearic Shearwater, 110+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Fulmar, 1 Sandwich Tern, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 30 Common Scoter, 1 Great Skua, 2 Pintail, 120+ Auk. (P Kemp) (0700-1400):  2 Long-tailed Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 52 Common Scoter, 15 Balaeric Shearwater, 1 Grey Phalorope. (S Jones) (15.30 – 17.30): 4 Great Skua, 6 Balearic Shearwaters, 2 Fulmars. Trickle of Gannets, Manx & auks. (J Hawkey) (16:00-18:00): 2 Sooty Shearwater, 36 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua. (P St Pierre)

St Ives Island (16:45-19:05): 1 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua (dark phase), 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sabine’s Gull (juv), 24 Kittiwake, 3 Guillemot, 29 Razorbill, 2 Storm Petrel, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 32 Manx Shearwater, 11 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Kestrel (P Nason).

Lizard Point (0708-0839): 54 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Fulmar, 1 Common Scoter, 2 Kittiwake and 1 whale sp. (L Langley & L Ozsanlav-Harris)

Levant Mine 2 – 4 pm: 1 Great Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 22 Manx Shearwater. (P Fraser)

Towan Head (07:15-08:15): 1 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 28 Manx Shearwater, 5 Sandwich Tern. Also 16 Sandwich Tern late pm. (S Rowe)

Pendennis Point: 1 Common Scoter, c60 Gannets, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (O Cummins)

Wadebridge, Treraven Meadows: 2 Treecreeper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret from southern causeway. (G Adams) In addition, 1 Little Stint (along eastern shore) and 1 Common Sandpiper (D Eva)

Sennen: 3 Green Sandpiper over the school. (M Wallace)

Penbreth: 4-5 Firecrest. (M Elliott)

Gylly Beach, Falmouth: 1 Mediterranean Gull. (O Cummins)

Mediterranean Gull – Ollie Cummins

Devoran: 2 Osprey still at 15.10, one roosting in tree opposite Devoran quay and one on post off Point quay. (D Carrier) Point: Osprey eating fish on top of mine bank post 2.30pm. (K Dalziel)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Little Stint, 9 Ringed Plover,1 Snipe, 1 Dunlin. (C Buckland)

Hannafore: 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 12 Eider close inshore, 2 Common Scoter & 2 Med Gull  (M Beer)

Drift Reservoir: juv Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Wigeon and Common Sandpiper. (M Ahmad)

Bar-tailed Godwit – Mashuq Ahmad

St. Gothian Sands: 42 Med Gulls. (M Ahmad)

Marazion Beach: 8 pale-bellied Brent Goose. (M Ahmad) Selection of wading birds (J Chapple)

Brent Goose – Mashuq Ahmad

Brent Goose- Mashuq Ahmad



Saturday 19th September 2020

Late news, 18/9, Emblance Downs, Bodmin Moor: 1 Hen Harrier (m). (K Hambly-Staite)

Late news, 18/9, Showery Tor, Bodmin Moor: 1 Peregrine. (K Hambly-Staite)

Late news, 18/9, Boat Cove, Marazion: 1 Grey Plover, 1 Sanderling, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Turnstone, 4 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel. (S Van Hear)

Millbrook: 10 Cattle Egret in field with cattle near the Anderton turn off. ( D Sharp,C Buckland, M Beer)

Cattle Egret – Chris Buckland

Cattle Egret’s – Deena Sharp


Nanjizal: Great White Egret for it’s second day, Redstart and Lesser Whitethroat trapped. (K Wilson)

Devoran: Great White Egret at  Log Pond.  (P Le Patourel)

Tresemple Pool: 7 Cattle Egret, 1 Great Egret ( south), 1 Kingfisher, 6 Greenshank, 4 Pintail. ( D Eva )

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryans Field: 1 Great White Egret, 23 Sandwich Tern, 88 Curlew, 3 Bar tailed Godwit (+1 roadkill on main Rd), 4 Shelduck, 3 Dunlin, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose M Spicer) Semipalmated Sandpiper , Spotted Redshank and Curlew Sandpiper. (P Freestone)   1 Great White Egret, 1 Peregrine, 1 Knot, 49 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Baird’s Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (1st Winter), 4 Siskin. Carnsew Pool: 2 Grey Plover, 1 Knot, 12 Dunlin, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. Ryan’s Field: 1 Great Egret, 2 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint (ad) Seen on high tide roost together with Dunlin), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 34 Curlew, 12 Redshank (P. Nason).

Great Egret – Mike Spicer

Penzance, Wherrytown Rocks: 1 Common Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull. (S Grose)

Penzance: juv Pallid Harrier flew over heading West this evening. (M Elliott)

Hayle Harbour: 2 Kingfisher, 4 Linnet. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 5 Corn Bunting, 1m Reed Bunting, 7 Raven 1 f Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Kenidjack: 1 Firecrest plus 2 Wryneck at Kenidjack Castle. (J Waldon) 12+ Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat, Tree Pipit, Firecrest, 16 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler and 1 Wryneck. (P & S Rogers) Wryneck on north side of Kenidjack Valley in fields to right of path to Bottalack (cSW361327) + Whinchat. 5+ Spot Flycatcher and Pied Flycatcher in Kenidjack. Tree Pipit and 9 Siskin over. (P Marshall). 2 Wryneck, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 7 Firecrest, 2 Willow Warbler, 21 Chiffchaff, 16 Blackcap (B Dallas)

Land’s End/Nanjizal/Trevilley: 1 Wryneck, 20+ Wheatear, 1 Redstart, male Redstart, 3 Whitethroat plus Greenshank, Golden Plover and 2 Yellow Wagtail over. (P St Pierre)

Marazion Beach: 1 Ruff, 2 Knot, 1 Redshank, 5 Ringed Plover and 4 Sandwich Tern at Red River mouth. (L Proctor, M Ahmad) 26 Dunlin, 3 Sandwich Tern plus Common Snipe over. (MJ Spicer) 2 juv Little Stint. (S Rogers M Ahmad) 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Knot, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Sandwich Tern, 268 Black headed Gull. (S Grose) 2 Little Stint, 2 Knot, Redshank, 26 Dunlin, 4 Sandwich Tern, 6 Ringed Plover, Ruff, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit. (M Ahmad)

Ruff – Mashuq Ahmad

Knot (left) Ruff (middle) Common Redshank (right) – Mashuq Ahmad

2 Little Stint – Mashuq Ahmad

Ruff – Steve Rogers

Little Stint – Steve Rogers


Ruff – Mike Spicer

Knot – Mike Spicer

Drift Reservoir (members only): Pectoral Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, (all flushed by Peregrine) Little Egret, 5 Wigeon, 9 Teal, Grey Wagtail, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm) Great White Egret in the Red Lodge arm at 10:20. (M Ahmad)

Pectoral and Green Sandpipers Dave Flumm

Pectoral and Green Sandpipers Dave Flumm

Sancreed: Grey Heron over high west, 3 Kestrel, female Common Redstart, Whinchat, 11 Stonechat, 3 Chiffchaff. c1000 Swallow & c50 House Martin flew east in afternoon. (D Flumm)

Gannel Estuary: Osprey over the Fernpit. (J Jelbert) Osprey again late pm caught a fish. Also 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 90 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Cormorant, 2 Peregrine. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 2 Chough. (S Rowe)

Porthgwarra: Great Egret over with 3 Grey Heron at 09:40, also Lapland bunting on the moor, 8 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, Firecrest, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Greenshank. (M Wallace) 1 Great Egret, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Firecrest, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Lapland Bunting, 3 Whinchat, 18 Wheatear inc 1 Greenland race. (G Lawlor)

Polgigga: 1 male Great Spotted Woodpecker. (J Eaton)

Porthgwarra Moor around Carn-les-boel area: 1 Golden Plover, 11 Wheatear, 1 Raven, 2 Chough. (J Eaton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Great Egret briefly at 11:30 before flying off east. (L Proctor) 18 Little Egret, 1pair Gadwall, c8 Teal, 1 Cetti’s Warbler in song. (T Mills)

Little Egret’s – Tony Mills

Longrock Pool: 1 fem/imm Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cetti’s Warbler in song. (T Mills)

Nanquidno: 9 Yellow Wagtail and 1 poss Grey-headed Wagtail in horse field opp parking area. 2 Pied Flycatchers, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warbler. (R Augarde S Rogers) 2 Firecrest and 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (R Archer) 6 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey-headed Wagtail , 1 Willow Warbler. (B Dallas)

Yellow Wagtail showing somecharacteristics of race Thunbergi or Grey headed Wagtail – Richard Augarde

Yellow Wagtail showing some characteristics of race Thunbergi or Grey headed Wagtail – Richard Augarde

Botallack: Juv Hobby. (S & P Rogers).

Walmsley Sanctuary: 11 Cattle Egret, 6 Little Egret, 4 Common Snipe, 1 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Curlew, 1 Shoveler, 1 Water Rail,6 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Ruddy Shelduck, 200 House Martin, 25 Migrant Hawker (B Bosisto L Payne)

Camel Estuary: 1 Curlew Sandpiper from Commissioners Quay, near Molesworth Street Bridge. (D Reynolds)

Siblyback Lake: 2 Curlew,1 Little Ringed Plover, 7 Common Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin 1 Snipe, 20 Little Grebe, 6 Wheatear, 10 Meadow Pipit, 30 Pied Wagtail, 3 White Wagtail, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper (S Windle)

Pectoral Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Pectoral Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Maer Lake: 2 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2  Bar-tailed godwit, 19 Black-tailed godwit, 79 Dunlin, 3 Ringed plover, 5 Lapwing and 1 Snipe (A Roberts)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 26 Greenshank, 42 Redshank, 19+ Dunlin, 1 Knot, 1 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 80+ Curlew, 6 Cormorant, 12 Wigeon, 10 Mallard, 11 Little Egret & 89 Canada Geese. (P Kemp)

Restronguet Creek: 2 Osprey (The Osprey with the coloured ring was ringed near Monymusk, Aberdeenshire on 13th July 2017 and had been seen at Devoran later that year), 17 Brent Geese, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 25+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover, 50+ Dunlin, 100+ Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 100+ Curlew, 40+ Oystercatcher, 8 Turnstone, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger & Nigel Woods)

Osprey – John St Ledger

Osprey uncropped – John St Ledger

Osprey – John St Ledger

Godrevy: Juv Semipalmated Sandpiper roosting on rocks southwest of Godrevy Point at SW580429. (P Marshall M Ahmad)

Semi-palmated Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Semi-palmated Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Baird’s Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, 9 Common Sandpipers just north of Carnsew Pool SW553375. (P Marshall) 4 Grey Plover, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, juvenile Baird’s Sandpiper, juvenile Little Stint, 1 Knot at Carnsew. (B Dallas) 1 Great Egret, 16 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull at Lelant Saltings. (B Dallas)

Skewjack: Hen Harrier, Redstart & Tree Pipit. (M Wallace)

Penzance: Swallows moving east (c100 in 20 mins) over Heamoor. (P St Pierre)

Pendeen: Redstart, Whinchat, Firecrest, 17 Golden Plover this evening. (P Marshall)

Stithians: Great Egret at southern end this morning (S Taylor) 1 Ruff (L Langley)

Predannack Wollas – Soapy Cove – Kynance: 1 Wryneck, 1 Whinchat, 2 Merlin, 2 Peregrine, sev groups of Siskin over, 3 Snipe over, numerous Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps (J Chapman, S Bearhop, S Votier).

Caerthillean Cove: 1 Redstart, 1 Whinchat. (I Maclean)

Grade Marsh: 2 Pink-footed Geese in stubble fields opposite marsh, 120 White Wagtail in ploughed fields. (I Maclean)

Pink Footed Geese – Ilya Maclean



Tuesday 15th September 2020

Late news, 14/9, Land’s End: 1 Wryneck in scrub to SW of Swingates garden. ( P Clement)

Late News, 14/9, Bartinney: 1 Juvenile Sparrowhawk, 1 Juvenile Wheatear, 5 Common Buzzard over cut field. (R Chiffers)

Carnewas, Bedruthan: probable Isabelline Wheatear this afternoon. (A Ward & S Funnell)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Baird’s Sandpiper still this evening. (B Dallas) Also, 15 Sandwich Tern, 1 Brent Goose, 5 Greylag Goose. (P Roseveare)

Godrevy: 1 probable Semi-palmated Sandpiper and c.40 Turnstone. (C Richards)

probable Semi-palmated Sandpiper – Clive Richards

probable Semi-palmated Sandpiper – Clive Richards

probable Semi-palmated Sandpiper – Clive Richards

Camel Estuary: 7 Ruddy Shelduck near Cant Hill this morning. Also, 1 Osprey. (J Wilson)

Caerthillian, Lizard: Common Nightingale Pied Flycatcher, Wryneck, 2 Turtle Dove, 8+ Tree Pipit and large numbers of Siskin over. (I Maclean, L Ozsanlav-Harris)

Wryneck Ilya Maclean

Nanjizal Valley: juvenile Melodious Warbler ringed this morning. (K Wilson, C & D Lamsdell)

Siblyback Reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover and Garganey still present. Also, Osprey over. (D Julian)

Point: 17 Brent Geese (pale-bellied) (D Eva)

Stithians: 2 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin (D Eva) In addition, 1 Greenshank, 1 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, 4 Northern Wheatear, 20 Alba Wagtails (mainly Juvenile Pied – some White), 1 Yellow Wagtail. (J Hawkey)

Marazion Marsh: Hobby hawking over the marsh at dusk. (P. St. Pierre, S. Rogers)

Mount’s Bay (Marazion-Penzance): Little Egret, 36 Turnstone, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, Wheatear, 10 White, 4 Pied & 3 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: Little Egret, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Sand Martin. Also c50 Large White butterflies. (D Flumm)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1f Greater Scaup, 5 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 7 Canada Geese. (R Mudge) In addition, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Willow Tit and 1 Marsh Tit. (S Windle)

Greater Scaup – Steve Windle

Fowey Estuary: 1 Grey Phalarope 5.2 miles from the mouth of the estuary. Also, 60+ Common Dolphin, 15 Harbour Porpoise and 5 Tuna. (R Kirkwood)

Grey Phalarope – Rupert Kirkwood

St Gothian Sands: 1 Greater Scaup. (C Richards)

Greater Scaup – Clive Richards

Grade Marsh: 2 Pink-footed Geese NW of the road. (DK Parker)

Pendennis Point: 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Sandwich Tern, c.10 Mediterranean Gull. (C Benton)

Newquay: 2 Treecreeper, 2 Marsh Tit at Rialton Barton. (S Grose)

Laneast Downs: 2 Whinchat (B Craven)

Late News, 13/09, River Camel: 1 Otter. (W Delacor)


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)

Friday 11th September 2020

Late news, 10/09, Soapy Cove: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (D Collins)

Late news, 10/09, Constantine: 1 Hobby flying south. (D Collins)

Late news, 10/09, Cliffs east of Harlyn Bay: 12 Sandwich Tern, 6 Med Gull. (D Reynolds)

Sandwich Tern and Mediterranean Gull – Diane Reynolds

Late news, 10/09, Kingsmill Lake: 1 Osprey, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 2 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 110+ Black-headed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 7 Cormorant, 75 Curlew, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Greenshank, 10 Redshank, 3 Knot, 33 Dunlin,1 Snipe, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 4 + Robin, 1 Wren, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Blackbird, 3 Woodpigeon, 1 Magpie, 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Pheasant, Jackdaws, Rooks, Crows and a Stoat. (A. Parker et al)
Late photos, 10/09, Park Head:

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Bob Bosisto

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Bob Bosisto

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Bob Bosisto

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Bob Bosisto

Porthgwarra: Icterine Warbler still 12:00 – 12:10 at least, 2 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 2 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, and 4+ Chiffchaff, 5 Chough, 1 Merlin. Also 14 Yellow Wagtail in the fields with the cattle to the east of the pond (P Clement, MJ Spicer, D Wright)

Icterine Warbler – Mike Spicer

Hayle Estuary: 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper (juvenile on Carnsew Pool), 1 Baird’s Sandpiper (Carnsew Pool), 1 Curlew Sandpiper (juvenile), 1 Spotted Redshank (adult winter), 1 Greenshank, 83 Dunlin, 18 Ringed Plover, 70 Curlew (one colour ringed left yellow right red), 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Mediteranean Gull (1st winter, 2nd winter), 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 65 Wigeon, 15 Teal (N R Rogers, L Ozsanlav-Harris, S Rogers)

Siblyback Reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper distant, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 9 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Common Sandpiper, 23 Little Grebe, 9 Coot, 1 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Meadow Pipit, 30+ Pied Wagtail. (C Buckland)p

Cape Cornwall: (0900-1100) 1 juv Velvet Scoter, 9 Common Scoter, 3 Balearic Shearwater, and 2 Great Skua. (N Wheatley)

Devoran: 2 Osprey visible with catch, 1 Spotted Redshank , 1 Knot, 20+ Black-tailed Godwit, 30+ Curlew, 50+ Redshank, 80+ Dunlin, 4 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron. (J Howells, S Bearhop)

Osprey – J Howells

Mabe Burnthouse: Wryneck still present in private garden near donkey sanctuary. (R Curtis)

Pendennis, 1400-1600: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Guillemot, c30 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, c100 Gannet. (O Cummins)

Downderry, 0655-0800: An estimate of 150 shearwaters moving east, mix of Manx and Balearic, in company of feeding Gannets. Just 3 Balearic west. Also noted 6 Common Scoter, 8 Kittiwake and 2 Mediterranean Gull. (A Payne)

Portscatho: 13 Brent Geese on Tatam’s Beach this morning. (R Sharp)

Harlyn Bay/Trevone Bay: c150 Med Gulls, Common Tern, 1 Swift (H Miller)

Nr Penberth: Firecrest in private garden this morning. (J Powell)

St Minver: 1 Cattle Egret over early am. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 4 Shelduck (1 ad, 3 juv), 11 Turnstone, 147 Oystercatcher, 47 Goldfinch feeding on teasels, 29 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 14 Cattle Egret from Trewornan Bridge at 18.00hrs, 2 Mandarin at Anneka’s Bridge. (S Grose)

Nanquidno: 3+ Yellow Wagtail, 2+ Chough, large numbers of Robin. (D Beadle)

Restronguet (2-3pm): 1 Osprey, 25 Brent Geese, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 1 Razorbill  (J Leigh & T Waters)

Par Beach: Pied Wagtail (D Hastilow)

Pied Wagtail – David Hastilow

Pied Wagtail – David Hastilow


Tuesday 8th September 2020

Late news, 7/9, Perranporth: 3 Chough on the golf course. (S Cox)

Late news, 7/9, Clapper pools: 2 Great White Egret. (C Selway)

Bridge; St Columb Major: 2 Dipper. (L Payne)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Knot, 27 Black-tailed Godwit, 53 Redshank, 120 Curlew, 43 Dunlin, 19 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel at high tide this morning plus Osprey from the Quay – attempted to fish at 12.30, successful catch at 13.00. (A Nicholson)

The Lizard; Soapy Cove: 1 Wryneck, 1 pair Kestrel. 2 Chough (over). (J St Ledger)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Semipalmated Sandpiper on the north side of Carnsew basin, 1 Knot, 2 Common Sandpiper, adult Pale-bellied Brent Goose,52 Wigeon and 2+ Kingfisher on the main estuary. (R Veal et al) Osprey over the estuary briefly at 15.52hrs; 1 Knot; 5 Black-tailed Godwits; 4 Bar-tailed Godwits; 74 Dunlin; 15 Ringed Plover. (J Hawkey)

Crowlas:  1 Dipper on the stream across from the Star Inn pub for the 6th day. (G Healey)

Polgigga: 2 Pink-footed Goose photographed in the large stubble field west of the wash site, Polgigga this afternoon briefly before flying off towards Sennen. (M Wallace)

Siblyback Lake: 9 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, and 1 Common Sandpiper. (M Ahmad) 6pm: 9 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull. (P Kemp)

Downderry: 0655-0800, 140 Gannet, 40+ Manx Shearwater, 8 Balearic Shearwater, 34 Kittiwake and 38 auk sp west. Inshore 1 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Ringed Plover and a White Wagtail. (A Payne)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 5 Common Sandpiper. (D Flumm)

Men-an-Tol: 1 Whinchat (Birdguides)

Nanquidno: 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat. (B Dallas)

Camel Estuary: Juv Marsh Harrier at Dinham Flats. (C Selway)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Great White Egret, 9 Cattle Egret (A Langdon)

Wadebridge: 171 Redshank, 5 Dunlin, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher next to town bridge. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 1 Ruff, 1 Shelduck, 1 Osprey. (S Grose)

Park Head: Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present this afternoon. (Birdguides)

Scillonian Crossing:  This evening from Scilly to Penzance were 1 Great Skua, 1 Sooty shearwater and a few Balearic shearwaters. Plenty of dolphin sightings during trip. (G Motley)



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Monday 7th September 2020

Late News, 06/09, Gannel Estuary: 1 Osprey (R Ellis-Davies)

Osprey – Rhys Ellis-Davies

Porthgwarra: Icterine Warbler in elms/alders at middle wood, SW368219 (M Wallace) Still showing occasionally but elusive throughout the afternoon and evening. (R Veal, D Parker, P Roseveare). Also Buff-breasted Sandpiper flew over calling 14:25. (R Veal) Also Citrine Wagtail flew toward stonewall this evening. (P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: juv Semipalmated Sandpiper still with c60 Dunlin, c15 Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone around Carnsew Pool. ad Spotted Redshank on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal et al) Also Brent Goose reported.

Nanjizal: 1 Hoopoe seen briefly. 311 bird ringed including 220 Blackcap, 33 Sedge Warbler, 15 Reed Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff, 7 Robin, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Linnet. 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3+ Siskin overhead. Please keep to public rights of way. (R Phillips)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Osprey (I Boreham, M Lammas, F Knight)

Nanquidno: Wryneck in brambles on edge of field with Longhorn cattle this morning (Mark Davies)

Tresillian River: 17 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 62 Redshank, 40 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher. (A Nicholson)

Lynher Estuary (Wacker Quay): 11 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 77 Wigeon, 10 Great crested Grebes and 1 Sandwich Tern this afternoon.

Porthilly Point: 159 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Sandwich Tern on mussel crates at high tide, 95 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Raven, 1 Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Porthilly Farm: 3 Cattle Egret. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 2 Mandarin (1m &1 fem) at Anneka’s bridge. (S Grose)

Stithians: 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Peregrine. (S Turner)

Falmouth: Osprey.

Point Quay: Osprey still.

Camel Estuary: Curlew Sandpiper at Tregunna. 5 Cattle Egret Trewornan bridge.