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.


Friday 4th September 2020

Late News, 03/09, Roseland: 3.00 pm 7 White Stork seen flying low going inland from Pendower Dip. (C Bernie) Later in flight over Ardevora Farm. (P Marsden)

Hayle Estuary: Semi-palmated Sandpiper still present around Carnsew Pool and H. Tempest Ltd. In addition, 3 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 1 Wheatear, 6 Rock Pipit, 1 Spotted Redshank, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Peregrine (circling) . Also numbers Ringed Plover, 20 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 40 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, 20 Turnstone, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Little Grebe and 2 Teal. (R Taylor, J St Ledger, D Flumm, D Beadle, S Windle)

Semipalmated Sandpiper – David Flumm

Bar-tailed Godwit – John St Ledger

Semipalmated Sandpiper & Dunlin – John St Ledger

Semipalmated Sandpiper- John St Ledger

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Steven Windle

Sanderling – Stevan Windle

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Nanjizal Valley: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper flew over this morning. Also 119 birds ringed including a Common Nightingale originally ringed in Belgium,15 Sedge Warbler, 47 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff, 5 Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and a Firecrest. (K Wilson)

Millbrook: 1 Cattle Egret this morning. (D Julian)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Osprey, 22 Greenshank, 26 Redshank, 1 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 24 Dunlin, 78 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Wigeon, 23 Mallard, 7 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret & 1 Grey Heron (P Kemp)

Porthilly lane, Rock: 1 Osprey over estuary early afternoon. (P Sofley)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Osprey hunting, 7 Cormorant, 8 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Curlew flying over, and 2 Wheatear. (C Wilson)

Osprey – Claire Wilson

Newquay: 1 Osprey fishing on the River Gannel around 9:30am (G Griffiths)

Porthilly Point: Osprey lingered 10 mins before heading off S/W over Padstow. Hobby, Wheatear, Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail and 3 Rock Pipit, 100s of Mediterranean Gull, 13 Sandwich Tern,1 Dunlin, 3 Turnstone, 100+ Curlew and 1 Wigeon. Small Heath and Small Copper butterflies. (P Sofley)

Porthgwarra: 1 Chough, 21 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Ringed Plover, 1 Kestrel, 3 Tree Pipit, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, 2 Blackcap, and 6 Stonechat. (S Windle)

Chough – Steven Windle

Kestrel – Stevan Windle

Tree Pipit – Steven Windle

Pendeen: 3 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua. (I Prentice)

Marazion Beach: 1 juvenile Curlew Sandpiper this evening. (I Prentice) Also 1 Little Stint still present (am); 17 Dunlin, 3 Turnstone & 29 Ringed Plover this evening (J Hawkey)

Windmill Farm: Wryneck, 3 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear and 1 Peregrine. (D Wright)

Kynance Road/Caerthillian: 1 Wryneck , 2 Whinchat. (M Pass)

Drift Reservoir: 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Little Grebe, 7 Moorhen, 2 Kingfisher. (D Flumm) Also 2 Jay, with one being brave confronting a Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 8 Juvenile Goldfinch. (R Chiffers)

Buzzard – Robin Chiffers

Goldfinch – Robin Chiffers

Jay and Sparrowhawk – Robin Chiffers

Jay and Sparrowhawk – Robin Chiffers


Towan Head: 36 Turnstone (many in part or near summer plumage), 26 Oystercatcher and 1 Whimbrel. (M Lammas)

Falmouth: 1 Wheatear on a residential street near Penryn College early morning. (J Holmes)

Soapy Cove, The Lizard: 1 Wryneck, 1 Whinchat, 8 Stonechat, 4 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 2+ Siskin over. Also Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary, Golden Ringed Dragonfly and Southern Hawker. (G Wills)

Mevagissey Harbour: 16 Turnstone. (G Motley)

Pentewan Sands, Mevagissey: 1 Mediterranean Gull. (G Motley)

Hannafore, Looe: 4 Wheatear, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Eider, 1 Little Egret, 19 Oystercatcher, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 30+ Black-Headed Gull (including juveniles), 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Rock Pipit. (D Sharp)

Ringed Plover – Deena Sharp

Wheatear – Deena Sharp


Thursday 3rd September 2020

Late news 2/9, Kingsmill Lake: 2 Osprey over, near the Tamar Estuary end (am) and 1 (pm) also 3 Knot (M Beer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: juv Semipalmated Sandpiper relocated on Lelant Saltings, viewed from Carnsew Pool footpath c10:30am, then showing well below Tempest building this afternoon. (A Ramesh, R Veal et al) Also Glossy Ibis flew over Carnsew at c18:05 and headed East. (R Veal et al). Also juv Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Knot, 1 Common Tern, 8 Sandwich Tern, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, c90 Dunlin, c40 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, c15 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Greenshank, 1 Wheatear, 1 Peregrine. (R Veal, T McGowan, P Kemp et al)

Semipalmated Sandpiper – John Miller

Semipalmated Sandpiper – John Miller

Semipalmated Sandpiper – John Miller

Polgigga: Adult American Golden Plover in fields around Higher Bosistow this afternoon. (M Wallace)

Maenporth: 6 White Stork over Maenporth Highcliffe heading SE and climbing into cloud over Falmouth Bay 4.15pm. (G Davis) 1 Great Northern Diver (AK Wildlife Cruises)

Penryn River: 2 Little Grebe (AK Wildlife Cruises)

Stithians: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper & 6 Ringed Plover (P Kemp)

Devoran: 2 Osprey, 4 Knot, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 57+ Black-tailed Godwit, 60+ Redshank, 32 Dunlin (P Kemp)

Wadebridge: 8 Cattle Egret just below Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose, B Bosisto) 1 Barn Owl on a silage bale opp Burniere Farm, 1 Kingfisher flew up Polmorla River next to the Co-op. (S Grose)

Clapper Marshes, Wadebridge: 2 Little Stint and an Otter. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: 11 Curlew Sandpiper at 5:30pm roosting on shingle at Tregunna (B Bosisto)

Lanivet: 1 Tree Pipit in field below recycling centre. (B Bosisto)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 Peregrine Falcon over, 3 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk over, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Marazion beach: Juvenile Little Stint and Curlew Sandpiper present again over this evenings high tide. (I Prentice)

Drift Reservoir: 5 Common Sandpiper, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Teal. (D Flumm)

Upper Tamar Lake: 5 – 6  Wheatears, 13 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 1 Corn Bunting, Lot of Swallows and House Martins over the water, 2 Willow Warblers, 10 – 15 Pied Wagtails, 1 Curlew. (A & K Dibble)

Maer Lake: Wood Sandpiper at 15:15. (S Buckingham)

Polbathic Creek: Kingfisher and Common Sandpiper together on the same “fishing stick”. (A Blonden)

Church Cove: 2 Pied Flycatcher. (D Collins)

Lizard Lighthouse: 5 Yellow Wagtail. (D Collins)

Porthgwarra: 1 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Arctic Skua this pm. (J Dunning)


Tuesday 30th August 2016

Late news, 28/8, Calstock: 1 Wryneck in private garden. (J Hilary)

Rame area: 10 Wheatear and 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (D Allan)

Camel Estuary: 1 Semi-palmated Sandpiper again with Ringed Plover

Bude: 1 Little Egret, 100+ Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan with 3 cygnets, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 3 Meadow Pipit and 1 Kestrel ( H Wilkins)

HWilkins_Kestrel_300816Kestrel, Helen Wilkins

Gannel estuary: 23 Ring Plover, 7 Dunlin and 2 Sanderling. (M Lammas)

Porthgwarra, Trevean Pool to Stonewall area: 1 Wryneck just north of stonewall (M Wallace). Also 3 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Whinchat and 3 Wheatear. (L Proctor, D Parker, T Mills)

Polgigga, Arden-Sawah Farm: 20+ White Wagtail in ploughed fields around farm. (L Proctor, D Parker, T Mills)

Helston, Boating Lake: 1 Gadwall. (T McGowan) Helston Loe: 1 Dalmatian Pelican. (P&C Brewster) Loe Bar: 1 Whinchat and 1 Kingfisher. (P&C Brewster)

TMcGowan_Gadwall_300816Gadwall, Tony McGowan

Pendeen to Cape Cornwall: 4 Wheatear, 3 Whitethroat and 6 Chough. (D. Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 13 Teal, 1 Mandarin, 10 Cormorant, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 1 Wheatear. Also 27 Small Tortoiseshell & 3 Painted Lady along west side. (D.Flumm)

Sancreed: 1 Siskin. (D. Flumm)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew & 2 Dunlin. (J Chapman)

Lizard, Soap Cove: 1 Wryneck and 1 Ortolan Bunting late evening. (S Rowe)

Bude, Maer Lake: 1 Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 1 Shoveler, 8 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 7+ Black-tailed Godwit. (B Craven)

St Ives Island: 2 Arctic Skua past.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

Scillonian crossing, return sailing: 3 Cory’s Shearwater south of Porthcurno.


Sunday 28th August 2016

Late news, 27/8, Restronguet Creek (Tallacks Creek): 3 Curlew Sandpiper (1 juv ), 1 Knot and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (M May)

The Lizard, Bass Point: 1 Wryneck inland of point at 12.25pm + 1 Whinchat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear & almost pure white Common Buzzard over. (P&C Brewster)

Lizard Point: 1  Icterine Warbler seen briefly in tamarisks near toilets near Youth Hostel, 9.15, 14.00 and 16.15. (I Maclean, T Blunden, D Parker, MJ Spicer, P&C Brewster) Also 1 Ortolan Bunting above Point Cafe in weedy fields (T Blunden) and 12 Yellow Wagtail. (D Parker, MJ Spicer)

Camel Estuary:  1 Semi-palmated Sandpiper reported. Plus1 Bar-headed Goose. (R Beviss)

RBeviss_Bar-headedGoose_280816Bar-headed Goose, Roy Beviss

Pendeen seawatch, 2.00-4.15pm: 18 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Common Scoter. (R Augarde, B Mellow) Seawatch 1700-1800: 1 Fea’s Petrel slowly west at 1756 3/4 mile out, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 7 Arctic Skua. (B Steel)

Porthgwarra seawatch 0720 -0940: 8 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Common Tern, 3 Storm Petrel and 1 juv Black Tern north. (B Steel)

Gannel estuary: 14 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Snipe, 1 Teal and 3 Yellow Wagtail. (J St Ledger, J Chapman)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper. (S&PM Rogers).