Monday 18th October 2021

Walmsley Reserve: The new hide clamp for telescopes has gone missing from the Walmsley tower hide over the weekend. I’m hoping it’s just been taken home in error. Can it be returned ASAP as it was donated for members to use with the scope that was also donated to the society.
Thanks Adrian. 

Clapper Marsh, Wadebridge: Semipalmated Sandpiper and Lesser Yellowlegs this morning. (D Dennis)

Hayle Estuary: Semipalmated Sandpiper still present on main estuary this morning. Also, juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, 31 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 4 Grey Plover. (D Underwood, T Humpage) Also, Ryan’s Field: Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 33 Lapwing, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Plover, 25 Dunlin and juvenile Shelduck and 6 Greenshank off the causeway late afternoon. (T Humpage)

Cot: Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, Blackcap. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: Siberian Chiffchaff plus 3 nominate types also, 2 Goldcrest in bushes by sewage works. (P Clarke) Also, Yellow-browed Warbler reported.

Pendeen: 1 female type Black Redstart at east end of Boscaswell. (A Bayly)

Porthgwarra: 2 vocal Siberian Chiffchaff in 60ft cover, a male Brambling at Coastguard Cottages and Black Redstart at Roskestal Farm. (L Thomson)

Drift Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still. (G Elton) Also, Great White Egret, Kingfisher, 4 Tufted Duck. (P St Pierre)

Mounts Bay: Cattle Egret went west and Red-throated Diver in the Bay. (J Robinson)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Firecrest. (J Robinson)

Towan Head, Newquay: 2 chough and several Gannet heading west. (D Ensor)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Kingfisher, 7 Little Egret, 38 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Heron opposite boating lake. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 1 m Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, 1 m Mandarin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Lapwing, 3 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 56 Redshank, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 73 Black-headed Gull between Town bridge and Guineaport early am. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary, Padstow: 1f Common Scoter. (J Simpson)

Downderry: 14 Mediterranean Gull and 30 Kittiwake noted this afternoon. (A Payne)

Late submission, 18/10, Truro: 1 Sparrowhawk chased a Wood Pigeon into the hedge opposite my house at 3 pm. (D Jenkins)

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Wednesday 13th October 2021

Camel Estuary: Semipalmated Sandpiper. (M Scawen)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Semipalmated Sandpiper still, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Whimbrel. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto) 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank reported at Copperhouse.

Nanjizal: Red-throated Pipit, Olive-backed Pipit, Common Rosefinch, 40+ Redwing, 80 Song Thrush, 1 Fieldfare around the valley with 5 Redwing and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff trapped and ringed. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Stithians reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 3 Lapwing, Curlew, Wheatear, 14 Redwing. (C Foote) Also 2 Spotted Redshank, 6 Ringed Plover, 15 Golden Plover, 1 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 4 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 1 Wheatear. (D Collins)

Pectoral Sandpiper, Charlotte Foote

Truro: Yellow-browed Warbler behind city MOT Newham. (J Chapple)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Cattle Egret. (P Walsh, P Fraser)

Bartinney: ringtail Hen Harrier over. (G Barlow)

Polgigga: Hen Harrier. (M Wallace)

Ponsongath: Woodlark South. (J Foster)

Kenidjack: 3 Mistle Thrush, 100+ Meadow Pipit, Wheatear, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (J Waldon)

Callestick: Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff and first returning Teal to private lake. (T Wilson)

Tresemple Pool: 2 Common Snipe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Greenshank, Teal, 50 Curlew, Redshanks, 8 Long-tailed Tits. (P. Pearson)

Rame Head – Penlee Military Road: 15 Chiffchaff, 121 Swallow moving E, 2 House Martin, 12 Jay, moving E. c150 Skylark  c60 Meadow Pipit, 4 Stonechat  3 Collared Dove, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Kestrel, 1 Southern Hawker. (D Clegg)

Freathy: 8 Chiffchaff  4 Blackcap. (D Clegg)

Withnoe Barton fm, Freathy: 5 Cattle Egret- with cows, seen from coast road. (D Clegg)

Coverack: 1 Peregrine with blue leg ring, several Chiffchaff. (A Lea)

Porthgwarra: c50 Golden Plover, 8 Wheatear, 2 Chough, 2 Kestrel, 2 Jay, Snipe over, Chiffchaff. (J&J Elvin)

Maen-du Point, Perranuthnoe: 1 Whimbrel, 7 Curlew, 6 Shag, 4 Cormorant (PK Bray)

Perranuthnoe Village: 5 Long Tailed Tit (PK Bray)

Pentire: 3 Chough. (AM Verdon)

Lizard Point/Housel Bay: 1 Raven, 40+ Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 5 (2m 3f) Stonechat, 3 Dunnock, 1 Great Tit, 1 Robin, 1 Rock Pipit, 23 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna chasing fish off Bumble Rock 09.45 – 11.45am. (M Webb)

Stonechat, Martin Webb

Meadow Pipit, Martin Webb

Bluefin Tuna, Martin Webb

Bartinney: male Hen Harrier, several Kestrel. (R Chiffers)

Lizard, Jolly Town: 1 Cuckoo; 1 Merlin just North of here. (C Richards)

Falmouth: 10+ Redwing, Siskin, Pied wagtail, Grey wagtail and 15+ Meadow Pipit over 7:20 – 7:40am (G Wills)

St Ives Island: 3 Purple Sandpiper (on boulders off NW end) 40 Turnstone. (N May)

Lanner: 140 Redwing, 1 Firecrest. (S Turner)

Botallack: 1 Swallow at 1210. (N May)

Millbrook: 15 ad Mediterranean Gull. (R Smaldon)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 14 Canada goose, 4 Mute swan, 6 Shelduck, 65 Wigeon, 9 Mallard, 6 Wood pigeon, 2 Collared dove, 120 Oystercatcher, 15 Lapwing, 5 Grey plover, 2 Ringed plover, 120 Curlew, 6 Bar-tailed godwit, 23 Dunlin, 1 Semipalmated sandpiper, 5 Common sandpiper, 85 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 220 Black-headed gull, 2 Mediterranean gull, 1 Common gull, 1 Great black-backed gull, 155 Herring gull, 3 Lesser black-backed gull, 1 Great northern diver, 5 Cormorant, 4 Grey heron, 24 Little egret, 1 Marsh harrier, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine falcon, 1 Jay, 3 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 25 Rook, 45 Carrion crow, 2 Raven, 1 Coal tit, 2 Blue tit, 3 Skylark, 1 Wren, 8 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Song thrush, 2 Robin, 8 House sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 4 Grey wagtail, 3 Pied wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Red admiral, 3 Speckled wood. (M Scawen et al)

Sennen: male Ring Ouzel reported.

Predannack: Yellow-browed Warbler.

Penberth: Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Hawfinch reported over heading South.

Walmsley: Glossy Ibis reported still.

Drift: Black-necked Grebe reported still.

Porthgwarra: Short-eared Owl reported over 1820.

Tuesday 12th October 2021

Walmsley Sanctuary: Lesser Yellowlegs still present this morning (members only). (A Langdon)

Hayle, Carnsew Basin: Semipalmated Sandpiper still 16.45. (M Ahmad, S Rogers, D Flumm et al)

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Dave Flumm

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Andrew Tomkins

Semipalmated Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Dozmary Pool: drk Ring-necked Duck.

Freathy: 6 Cattle Egret near Withnoe Farm this afternoon. (M Jordan)

Sladesbridge: 2 Great White Egret between Trelawney Garden centre and Clapper Marshes early am. (S Grose)

Bartinney down: Wryneck at top of south slope, also c50 Golden Plover over. (P Clarke)

Stithians Res: Snow Bunting on shore by café mid morning.

Stithians Res (southern causeway): 2 Spotted Redshank. (A Lea)

Spotted Redshank – Adrian Lea

Hayle estuary: Cattle Egret at 12.10. (RBA)

Hayle, Copperhouse Creek: Curlew Sandpiper from car park. (RBA)

Pendeen watch: 4 Snow Buntings at 11.30. (RBA)

Drift Res: 1 Black-necked Grebe.

Sennen: Great White Egret, driven inland by gulls.  Spotted Flycatcher half way along top road, 2 Chough and 3 Med Gulls. (J and J Elvin)

Gunwalloe, Church Cove: Ringed Cetti’s Warbler. (S Ford)

Cetti’s Warbler – Steve Ford

Boscregan: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier over. (N Wheatley)

Sancreed Beacon: Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, Jay, 2 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Kestrel – Dave Flumm

Praa: Black Redstart on rocks at SE end of beach at 12.30 before flying up to cliff footpath. (I Tidmarsh)

Mullion: 7 Golden Plover over calling. (P Harris)

Perranporth, Cligga Head: 4 Chough. (T Wilson)

Downderry: 0740-0840, moving west 35 Common Scoter, 42 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Mediterranean Gull and 150+ Kittiwake. 3 Common Gull (1w) this afternoon. (A Payne)

St Endellion: 2 Yellow legged Gull with Herring Gull flock at Pennant Farm. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary, Cant Cove: 1 Kingfisher, 167 Oystercatcher, 16 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Dipper below the dam wall on stream towards mellancoose mill. (S Grose)

Nanquidno: Leucistic Stonechat still present. It now transpires this bird was first seen at Land’s End by D.Walbridge on 19th September so it has been in the area for 24 days now. (D Flumm)

North Cliffs, Tehidy: 1 Merlin. (S Croft)

Stonechat – Dave Flumm

Stonechat – Dave Flumm

Late submission, 11/10, Tresaddern:  23 Raven amongst Corvid flock, 2 Barn Owl towards Castle An Dinas. (S Grose)

 

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Monday 11th October 2021

Pendeen: juvenile Pallid Harrier hunting allotments 1445 to 1455 (P Combridge, S M Combridge)

Carnsew Pool, Hayle: juv Semipalmated Sandpiper on Carnsew Pool (present since at least 9th October when identified as Little Stint). Also Spotted Redshank this evening. (R Veal, M Ahmad et al)

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Mushaq Ahmad

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Mushaq Ahmad

Sennen: probable Hudsonian Whimbrel reported in off sea then flew inland.

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs this evening. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto et al) Also, 1 Glossy Ibis, 1 Great White Egret, 17+ Cattle Egret, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Dunlin, 12 Snipe, 8 Curlew, 50+ Lapwing, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 5 Gadwall (1m, 3f), 4 Shoveler, 2 Swallow, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (A Lea & J St Ledger)

Lesser Yellowlegs – Bob Bosisto

Lesser Yellowlegs – Adrian Lea

Glossy Ibis – Adrian Lea

Great White Egret – Adrian Lea

Cattle Egret – Adrian Lea

Nanjizal: 1 probable Olive-backed Pipit (sound recording being verified), 56 Stock Dove, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe, 6 Swallow, c20 Skylark, 35 Siskin and 3 Grey Wagtail over head this morning. Also, 140 birds ringed on private site. Migrants included, 23 Chiffchaff (including 1 tristis), 3 Goldcrest, 83 Blackcap, 9 Meadow Pipit, 8 Robin. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, R Veal)

Porthgwarra: Richard’s Pipit in fields south of Raftra farm at midday before flying east. Also, Yellow-browed Warbler still in 60ft cover. (M Wallace) In addition, 52 Stock Dove & 15 Common Buzzard in a field at Ardensawah Farm, 8 Kestrel, c50 Skylark, Wheatear, 7 Jay, Grey Wagtail, 15 Pied Wagtail, 3 Chough. (D Flumm)

Stock Dove – Dave Flumm

Jay – Dave Flumm

Kenidjack: Hawfinch over engine shed. (D Walbridge)

Church Cove: Yellow-browed Warbler. (J Foster)

Lizard: 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Brambling, 1 Whinchat, 17 Stock Doves over during the day. (D Collins)

Kynance Cove: 1 Wheatear, 1 Black redstart (juv). (K Dalziel and J Hawkey)

Goonhilly Downs: 4 Kestrel, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Snipe, 7 Golden Plover. (S Chandler)

Nanquidno: 2 Firecrest. (N Beasley) In addition, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (heard only), 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Jay. (N R Rogers)

Trevilley: 1f Merlin and Snipe. (M Scott-Ham)

Trevean: 1m Merlin. (M Scott-Ham)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 8 Little Grebe, 1 juv Great Crested Grebe, 1 Wigeon, 33 Mallard, 4m Tufted Duck, 40+ Canada Geese, 6 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Buzzard, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant 09.30 – 11.45am. (M Webb)

Black-necked Grebe – Martin Webb

Little Egret – Martin Webb

Black-necked Grebe – Martin Webb

Marazion to Maen du Point: 1 Kingfisher (Marazion Marsh) 25+ Curlew, 6 Little Egret & 7 Bar-tailed Godwit (feeding in the exposed sand/mud east of St Michael’s Mount) also 1 Willow Warbler (P & S Naylor)

Gwithian: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 25 Pied Wagtail, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Greylag Goose. (P Roseveare B Bosisto)

Fowey Estuary: 2 Osprey. (1 catching a Bass, the other being harassed by crows.) (R Kirkwood)

Osprey – Rupert Kirkwood

Osprey – Rupert Kirkwood

St Clement: 1 Barnacle Goose and 1 Greylag Goose with Canada Geese. (L Sampson)

St Agnes Head: 4 Cattle Egret flew east. (G Lawlor)

Pentire Head, Newquay: 12 Choughs including juveniles. (H & M Taylor)

Towan Headland: 9 Chough. (D Ensor)

Qiuntrell Downs: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 43 Mallard, 2 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 18 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 3 Kingfisher, 48 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe)

Camel Estuary, Rock: 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose and c60 Mediterranean Gull. (A Langdon)

Camel Trail, Quineaport /Grogley Halt: 1 Little Grebe, 2 Dipper, 3 Grey Wagtail, 11 Jay, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Nuthatch, 5 Marsh Tit, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Raven over, 2 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Mute Swan, also observed but not counted, Goldcrest, Long tailed Tit, Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Siblyback Lake: 2f Garganey, 1 Dunlin, 1 Tawny Owl, 6 Greylag Goose, 1 Swallow, 1 Kingfisher (L Birtwistle)

Tawny Owl – Linda Birtwistle

Rame – Penlee Reserve: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, (between Penmillard Farm and 1 Rame Cottages,) 1 Black Redstart, 1 Firecrest, , 52 Chiffchaff, 2 Siskin, 8 Stock Dove, 28 Jay, c300 Skylark, 4 Blackcap, 3 Yellowhammer, c300 Meadow Pipit, 2 Mistle Thrush, 74 Starling, c500 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldcrest, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 12 Pied Wagtail, 3 Collared Dove, 1 House Martin, 12 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Clegg)

Yellow-browed Warbler – Darrel Clegg

Kingsmill Lake: 1 juvenile Avocet viewed from the hide. (R Lucas)

Millbrook Lake: 4 Cattle Egret, 14 Oystercatcher, 146 Wigeon & 10 Redshank (P Kemp)

Downderry: (0740-0830), 30 Common Scoter, a Shelduck, 14 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Little Egret, 4 Mediterranean Gull , and 120+ auks west. At least 23 Kittiwake east. (A Payne)

Woon Gumpus: ringtail Hen Harrier this afternoon. (P Clement)

Late submission, 10/10, Rame Church to Penlee NR 09:00-12:00: 1 Red-throated Pipit calling in flight with 50+ Meadow Pipits.  Landed in scrubby field at end of Military Road. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in trees near Rame Church. 1 Firecrest with LT Tits in Penlee CWT NR. 9 Jay, 100+ Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Stock Dove, 50+ Woodpigeon. (G Lewis)

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Thursday 1st October 2020

Godrevy: Semipalmated Sandpiper with 5 Dunlin on rocks below field car park.(P Maugham)

Treveal Valley: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Jays, 3 Common Buzzards, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 12 Blackcaps, 2 Garden Warblers, 9 Chiffchaffs, 4 Goldcrests, 1 Ring Ouzel, 2 Bullfinches. (V Stratton)

St. Ives: 1 Honey Buzzard, being harassed by Corvids over the harbour. Also 63 Goldfinches, 14 Chaffinches, 3 Robins, 2 Chiffchaffs in private garden. (V Stratton) 3 Arctic Skua, 4 Manx Shearwater, lots of auks moving west. (A Lobb)

Porthgwarra: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler calling (path up towards Gwennap Head) 6 Balearic Shearwaters, 1 Auk sp. Ardensawah: 26 Collared Doves, 1 Turtle Dove. (R Nelson)

Land’s End: Wryneck still present in hedge near water tanker south of Trinity loop. (P Clement)

Botallack: Wryneck still present near ruins opposite NT property. (J Waldon)

Point; Restronguet: 1 Osprey at 09.30, 2 Whimbrel, 10 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 5 Greenshank, 1 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger)

Osprey – John St Ledger

Stithians: 1 Great White Egret, 3 Shoveler (D Eva)

Porthilly Farm: 4 Cattle Egret in field next to treatment works, 3 Red legged Partridge. (S Grose)

Tresilian: 1 Osprey at 15:30. (M Warren)

Porth Reservoir: 10 Great crested Grebe, 1 m Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 19 Coot, 52 Mallard, 27+ Moorhen, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Teal, 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Kingsmill Lake: 24 Greenshank, 48 Redshank, 43 Dunlin, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 51 Curlew, 32 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 81 Canada Goose, 210+ Black-headed Gull, 17 Herring Gull, 2 adult Greater Black-backed Gull & 4 Little Egret (P Kemp)

Trelissick: Curlew and a Little Egret on the Beach this afternoon. (L Pover)

St Austell: 1 Grey Heron on a roof in Holmbush. (C Hooper)

Grey Heron – C Hooper

Church Cove: 6 Swallows, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (S Turner)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Spotted Redshank, 7 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (R Hill) 1 Kingfisher on Ryan’s field. (R Chiffers)

Kingfisher – Robin Chiffers

Trebetherick Point: 4 Ringed Plover. (R McDougall)

Saltmill (Saltash): Clouded Yellow. (A Blonden)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebes, 12 Lapwing, 2 Teal, 9 Mallard.  (B Craven)

Colliford Reservoir: 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Golden Plover. (B Craven)

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Monday 28th September 2020

Godrevy: 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper, with numbers of Dunlin and Ringed Plover at noon. (J St Ledger)

Camel Estuary: Semipalmated Sandpiper still at 6:30pm from Tregunna on the dropping tide. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Polgigga: Turtle Dove with the Collared Dove flock at Ardensawah. (M Wallace)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler at top end in sycamores next to water treatment area. (A Lobb, N Rogers)

Porthgwarra: Wheatear, 6 Chiffchaff, c.40 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 2 Chough. (D Flumm, G Hirons)

Chough – Dave Flumm

Chough – Dave Flumm

Drift Reservoir: Little Egret, Bar-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Tufted Duck. (D Flumm)

Bar-tailed Godwit – Dave Flumm

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2w Iceland Gull briefly before flying off east. (M Ahmad)

Iceland Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Iceland Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Iceland Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Jack Snipe, Common Snipe and Wigeon. (P Fraser)

Nanjizal: Redstart at Higher Bosistow. (M Wallace)

Lizard: 1 Turtle Dove. (D Collins)

Nanquidno: Pied Flycatcher in wooded area just across the ford plus Merlin hunting along cliff edge. (I Hayes) Also 1 Firecrest. (G Hirons)

Kingsmill Lake: Osprey still at 13: 00. (M Beer)

Devoran Creek: 1 Osprey still in the creek in dead tree opposite Point Quay at 17:00. (D Carrier)

Loe Pool: 26 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Kingfisher. (J Witheywood)

Kennack Sands: 3 Sandwich Terns feeding close to shore. (R Walters)

Brae Hill, Rock: 4 Skylarks, 3 Meadow Pipits, 1 Stonechat, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (K Lanxon)

Camelford River, Camelford: 2 Dippers, 1 Grey Wagtail. (K Lanxon)

Downderry: moving west early today (07:25-09:10) 10 Common Scoters, 216+ Gannets, 45 Balearic Shearwaters, 38 Kittiwakes, 4 Mediterranean Gulls and 1 Sandwich Tern. Also an Arctic Skua east. Later (13:20-15:25) 1 Common Scoter, 128+ Gannets, 1 Red-throated Diver, 17 Balearic Shearwaters, 1 Arctic Skua, 10 Kittiwakes, and 2 Mediterranean Gulls all west. (A Payne)

Bassett Cove: 4 Choughs flying west, 2 Ravens. (K Dalziel )

Trebah Garden: Firecrest seen this afternoon. (T Osborne)

Sunday 27th September 2020

Late news, 26/9, Marazion Beach: 8 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. (J Hawkey)

Camel Estuary: Semipalmated Sandpiper still at Dinham Flats. (C Selway)

Godrevy: Semipalmated Sandpiper, 12 Sanderling, 10 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 64 Turnstone, 1 Purple Sandpiper. (J Hawkey)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7 (4ad & 3juv) Pink-footed Geese , 1 Pintail, 3 Sandwich Tern, 6 Greenshank, 11 Bar-tailed Godwit and 23 Oystercatcher, 5 Ringed Plover (B Mellow, N Rogers, J St Ledger) Also, nocturnal flight calls of a Whimbrel heard several times during the night from our holiday cottage on the south side of Copperhouse Pool. (C Cameron)

Pink-footed Goose – John St Ledger

Pink-footed Goose – John St Ledger

Wadebridge: 3 Pink-footed Goose over Wadebridge heading upriver towards Clapper Marshes. (D Julian)

Lizard: Dotterel still very mobile between Soapy Cove and Predanack. 5 Lapland Bunting on Kyanance Downs. Another Lapland Bunting flying over Old Lizard Head and a Lesser Redpoll over the village. (T Blundon)

Stithians Reservoir, Golden Lion cut-off: 1 Great White Egret, flew high, circled, then flew off towards the west at 08:30 today. Back in the the road causeway feeding in the marshy area this evening. (J St Ledger, P Fletcher)

Carne Creek, Helford: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Little Egret, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Mute Swan. (S Chandler)

Colliford Lake:  1 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 1 Goosander, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Northern Wheatear, 20+ Meadow Pipit and a Kestrel. (C Buckland, S Rowe, B Craven)

Great White Egret – Chris Buckland

Tresemple Pond: 3 Kingfisher this evening fishing. (K Williams & K Foster)

Crowdy: 1 male Hen Harrier near Crowdy Reservoir at about 13:30. (A Piper)

Porthgwarra: Lapland Bunting over Ardensawah at 11:50. (M Wallace) Also, Lapland Bunting on the Moor, 2 Willow Warbler, Whinchat, Whitethroat and Firecrest. In addition, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Willow Warbler along Bosistow Lane. (M Halliday and B Dallas)

Nanquidno: 1 Jack Snipe flushed from Juncus. (D Oakley-Martin)

Pendeen 07:15-10:00: 60 Mediterranean Gull (mostly adults), 2 1w Little Gull, 2 Common Gull, 6 Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 6 Balearic Shearwater. (P Combridge)

Botallack: Short-eared Owl between Levant and Botallack for 15 mins this morning which flew off high to the West. (M Scott-Ham)

Marazion: 8 (6 ad, 2 juv) pale-bellied Brent Goose, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Wheatear, 5+ White Wagtail, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, c30 Turnstone, 6 juv Sanderling, 12 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover on the beach/offshore. (R Veal)

Bar-tailed Godwit – Reuben Veal

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Fem-type Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Snipe, c80 Meadow Pipit on/over the marsh. (R Veal)

Trenow Cove: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Plover. (R Hill)

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Boscathnoe: 2 Nutchatch. (R Veal)

St Dennis: 3+ Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Chiffchaff and a Goldcrest. (P Ash)

Mount Hawke: 70+ Goldfinch on feeders this am. (P Roberts)

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