Thursday 17th September 2020

Late news, 14/9, Fal Estuary: 1 Great White Egret, 17 Little Egret, 6 Heron, 1 Osprey hunting, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Kingfisher. (AK Wildlife Cruises)

Late News, 16/09, Trevose Head: Brown Booby past headland. 

Land’s End: 1 Bee-eater over complex around 9am; 9 Great White Egret in groups of 4, 3 & 2. 1 Dotterel in off sea at Mayon Cliff. 5 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Yellow Wagtail over, 5 Grey Wagtail over, 9 White Wagtail over. 110 Meadow Pipit , 60+ Swallow in off sea. (P Clement, P Taylor, H Mitchell, L Proctor)

Nanquidno: 4 Great White Egret at 9.50 flying towards Cot along coast. Also, 2 Wheatear. (C Moore, S Boswell) 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Chough, 2 Blackcaps. (JH & K Dalziel)

Boscaswell: 2 Great White Egret flying east and heading towards Pendeen Lighthouse. (S Jones)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Great White Egret flew into roost in pines at the back of the marsh at dusk, also 17 Little Egret, 2 Water Rail and 1 Kingfisher, also c200 Swallow, c300 Starling and c50 alba wagtails roosting in the reed bed. (DK Parker) Curlew Sandpiper, Knot and 2 Wheatear thhis evening on the beach. (S Rogers)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Great White Egret at 17:15, 1 Spotted Redshank at 16:50. (S Murnan) Baird’s Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper showing exceptional well on high tide this evening on the beach by the green opposite the golf course. Also White Wagtail, 4 Greenshank, Kingfisher and Sandwich Tern. (R Copeland)

Semipalmated and Baird’s Sandpiper – Rob Copeland

Great White Egret and Little Egret – Steve Murnan

Spotted Redshank – Steve Murnan

Godrevy: 1 Knot, 1 Redshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 12 Dunlin, 29 Ringed Plover, c.124 Oystercatchers, 52 Turnstone, 1 Purple Sandpiper. (J Hawkey) Semipalmated Sandpiper again this afternooon. (S Atkinson)

Wadebridge: 4 Great White Egret over Royal Cornwall Showground flying towards Camel Estuary (S Grose)

Nanjizal: Curlew Sandpiper, c50 Swallow, 8 House Martin, 8 Alba Wagtail all east, 3 Wheatear headland. (D Flumm) 2 Little Egrets flying north along the coast at 10.30am. 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 6 Wheatears, 3 Siskins, 3 Kestrels, 10 Pied Wagtails, 2 Grey Wagtails. (JH & K Dalziel)

St Levan: Spotted Redshank over. (M Wallace)

Fal Estuary: 4 Osprey. all flying in or around the entrance to the Fal River, 2 socialising (AK Wildlife Cruises)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Osprey with fish at 12.30 then flew off to find a tree to perch in to eat it.. Also 10 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 2 Curlew, 1 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Restronguet: 1 Osprey still. (J Chapple)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Hobby. (K Wilson)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Common Sandpiper plus 1 Ruff briefly. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: c200 Swallow, 10 House Martin east. (D Flumm)

St Ives: 1 Kestrel by coastguards. (A Courtman)

Siblyback: Pectoral Sandpiper still am, 12 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 3 Curlew, 2 Wheatear, Little Grebes, Coot, Grey Herons, 5 House Martins, 10 Swallows. (P Stidwill)

Ringed Plover – Phil Stidwill

Pectoral Sandpiper – Phil Stidwill

Dunlin – Phil Stidwill

Cargreen: Osprey at 17.10. (B Craven)

Landulph: 1 Spotted Redshank, Knot. (B Craven)

Maer Lake: 400+ Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Heron, 2 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 26 Dunlin, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Merlin mobbed by 5 Crows, Swallows, Wigeon, Teal. (C & T Nicholson)

Ladock: 1 Whinchat 2km NE of village with 2 Stonechat (L Sampson)

Rame: 4 Spotted Flycatchers, 3 Wheatears, 2 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 juv Hobby, 10+ Chiffchaff. (C Buckland)

Godolphin Hill: Nightjar hawking over the daffodil field, Rocky Lane,Trescowe. 1 Woodcock put up on the small heathland behind my nursery TR20 9RX. Swallows second clutch off last week. Including the adults, ten to migrate. Corvids continue declining. Jackdaw flock reduced by 50% .Magpies still in low numbers.Crows and Ravens rarely seen. (S Yandall)


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 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


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)

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Late news, 31/8, Padstow: Hobby in off estuary over Padstow heading south 15:00. (N Mills)

Late news, 1/9, Padstow: Osprey caught fish in front of our kayak 10:30 then took it towards woods on Rock side. (N Mills)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: juv Semipalmated Sandpiper this evening with c40 Dunlin, c30 Ringed Plover and 6 Turnstone below Tempest building. (R Veal)

Semipalmated Sandpiper, Reuben Veal

Kynance: Two sightings of White Stork today – the first of 7 individuals circling over land just west of Church Cove, Lizard at 11:00 and then again 7 circling and being mobbed over Cross Common, Lizard at 12:30. (M McKenzie) 11 White Stork over road to cove car park, headed east and circled back towards Lizard 13:30. All appeared un-ringed. (M Jordan, M McKenzie, M King) 11 White Stork feeding and wheeling around fields at lizard (near lifeboat station) at 15:30 today. (E Inzani)

Lizard area: 1 Whinchat and 1 Green Woodpecker near Poltesco. 1 Yellow Wagtail north of the point. 1 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Manx Shearwater west from the point. (M Jordan)

Porthgwarra (seawatch 0630-0730): 3 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Kittiwake and an Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. Also in the area: 40 Wheatear, 15 Stonechat, 2-4 Chough. (D Flumm) (07:15-09:50): 3 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 70 Kittiwake, 7 Sandwich Tern, 20+ Med Gull. (S Rogers) (1430-1830): 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 750+ Manx Shearwater, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Shoveler, 2 Pintail and 1 Teal. (A Ramesh) (15:00-18:15): 2 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Shoveler, 1 Teal. Also 5 Med Gull and 2 1cy Yellow-legged Gull in the cove. (I Prentice)

Marazion Beach: juv Little Stint, juv Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, c.150 Ringed Plover, c.60 Sanderling, c.40 Dunlin, c.25 Turnstone, 2 Wheatear, 3 White Wagtail. Marsh: 1 Coot, 1 Reed Warbler. (R Veal) Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint still present late pm (S Rogers)

Trevean Cove: 3 Raven, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, Great and Lesser Black-backed gulls scavenging. 1 deceased Risso Dolphin. (J Howells)

Sanderling – Josh Howells

Lesser Black-backed Gull – Josh Howells

Carnsew Pool, Hayle: 1 Wheatear, 6 Ringed Plover, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Dunlin. (G Kingdon) Ryan’s field: 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Sandwich Tern. (P St Pierre)

Clapper Marsh, Wadebridge: 1 Wood Sandpiper still this morning. (D Julian)

Dinham Flats, Camel Estuary: 11 Curlew Sandpiper, juv Marsh Harrier and 2 Osprey this afternoon. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna:12 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 1 Shelduck, 8 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 25 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 80+ Dunlin, 60 Redshank, 28 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 45 Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 120 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Wood Pigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 6 House Martin, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 25 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 7 Starling, 22 House Sparrow, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood (M Scawen et al).

Walmsley sanctuary (work party): 6 Cattle Egrets, 1 Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, c20 mixed hirundines. (A Langdon)

Devoran; Tallack’s Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Knot, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 30+ Dunlin. (J St Ledger)

Curlew Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Spotted Redshank – John St Ledger

Stithians Reservoir: Osprey seen catching fish near dam at 12.00. Also, Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, 5 Common Sandpiper, 8 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 2 Wheatear. From hide – 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Lapwing, 3 Curlew, Wheatear. (S Kolodziejski)

Helston Boating Lake: female Shoveller and escaped Ferruginous Duck still. (M Greenhalgh)

Helston Sewage Works: 2 Grey Wagtail. (M Greenhalgh)

Ashton: 1 Crossbill over (G Healey)

St Endellion: 1 Peregrine Falcon over, 1 Mistle Thrush in a private garden. (S Grose) 1 Hare, presumed roadkill on A39 nr halfway house pub. 3rd one this stretch of road this year. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Green Sandpiper, 3+ Common Sandpiper, 2 ad Kingfisher, 2 Grey Heron (adult & juv) 2 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 8 Little Egret. (T)

Land’s End: 5+ Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 4+ Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, c100 Swallow, c15 House Martin, 1 leucistic Starling. (DK Parker, P Clement, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Maker: Wheatear (A Blonden)

Kingsmill lake: 2 Knot, 20+ Dunlin, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 54 Redshank, 17 Greenshank & 60+ Curlew (P Kemp)


Monday 9th September

Late news 08/09, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Knot, 1 Ruff, 1 Greenshank and 19 Redshank. (P Fraser)

Devoran: 1 Osprey fishing opposite Sailing Club. (M Jones)

Marazion Beach: 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper with Dunlin. (M Jones)

Porthgwarra: 15+ Linnet chased by 2 Kestrel (S Maycock), 1 Wryneck. (J Kitchener)

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Linnets by S Maycock


Lostwithiel: 1 Osprey over. (B Toms)

Towan Beach, Roseland: 65 Mediterranean Gull (inc 2 Colour-ringed). (S Croft)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper (200m downriver from Boating Lake), 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 150 Curlew, 10 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 7 Oystercatcher and 4 Little Egret. (S Rowe)

Upper Tamar Lake: 2 Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Little Stint, 3 Black-Tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, c30 Ringed Plover, c20 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Redshank. Also c 60 Swallows feeding over lake and c 80 Goldfinches in one feeding party. (T Marchese)

Sennen: 12 Yellow Wagtails and c30 White Wagtails in ploughed field between the school and Trembrase. (D Parker)

Davidstow: White-rumped Sandpiper and Curlew Sandpiper on the airfield.

Pendeen Watch: 1 Pom Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 11 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Sooty Shearwater past between 06:30 & 09:30.

Siblyback Lake: 2 Pectoral Sandpipers and a Little Stint.


Sunday 8th September 2013

Late news 07/09, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Knot on Lelant Saltings. (R Daddow)

RDaddow_Knot_070913Knot, R Daddow 

Late news 07/09, Chun Downs:  1 Lapland Bunting. (I Webster)

Late news 07/09, Nansidwell, Falmouth: 1 Richard’s Pipit reported.

Marazion Beach: 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper, 30 Dunlin, 30 Sanderling and 50 Ringed Plover. (M Ahmad, T Mills et al)

IMG_9524         Photo of Semipalmated Sandpiper at Long Rock Beach by M Ahmad taken 07/09.

Davidstow Airfield: 1 White-rumped Sandpiper, c20 Dunlin, c10 Ringed Plover, 2 Wheatear and c30 Pied/White Wagtail. (M Spicer, T Mills & D Parker)


White-rumped Sandpiper, Tony Mills

 Windmill Farm: 1 Citrine Wagtail, 35 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 3 Wheatear. (D Wright & S Bury)


Citrine Wagtail, D Wright


Citrine Wagtail & Yellow Wagtails, S Bury


Citrine Wagtail, S Bury

Caerthillian: 3 Whinchat, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whitethroat and 2 Wheatear. (D Eva) 

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Dunlin, 6 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Shoveler and 1 Stock Dove. (D Eva)

Sancreed: 1 Grey Heron west, 2 Stonechat and 4 Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (Members only):  5 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 65 Mallard plus 4 ducklings, 3 Call Duck, 2 Muscovy Duck, 7 Teal, 1 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 3 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper and 1 Jay. Also 44 Small Tortoiseshell butterflies between dam and hide along west shore. (D Parker & D Flumm)

Mullion Cove: 2 Chough. Also 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Wheatear and 1 male Blackcap along the coastal path. (M & J Spicer)

Devoran: 1 Osprey seen at 0830 feeding well, driven down to Point by corvids at 1600hrs. Also 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover. (J ST Ledger & J Rowe)
JStLedger_Osprey_080913Osprey, J St Ledger 

 Hannafore Point, Looe: 1 drake Eider. (P Smale)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 6 Teal, 11 Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 10 Moorhen, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, c10 Swallow, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Sedge Warbler. (D Parker)

Sennen Cove: 2 Grey Heron, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Peregrine and 1 Kestrel. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 43 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater; 1 juv Sabine`s Gull past and 1 Wryneck east of Halfway Wall. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penzance: 1 Purple Sandpiper at Jubilee Pool. (M Ahmad)


Purple Sandpiper, M Ahmad

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: (high tide roost) 45 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 35 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 8 Turnstone, 4 Black-headed Gull, 50+ Swallow, 3 Pied Wagtail, 30 Rook and 15 Jackdaw in the pony field. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 3 Grey Heron, c35 Mallard, 50 Swallow, 50 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 20+ Chiff/Willows, 80+ Goldfinch, 7 Great-crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan +1 young. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 2 Grey Heron,2 Mute Swan, 21 Mallard, 11 Moorhen, 13 Coot, 1 Water Rail, 5 Teal,2 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Swallow and 1 Sparrowhawk. (D Chaney)