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)

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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

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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.

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Sunday 8th September 2013

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

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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)

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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)

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Citrine Wagtail, D Wright

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Citrine Wagtail & Yellow Wagtails, S Bury

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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)
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 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)

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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)

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Saturday 7th September 2013

Late news 07/09 Windmill Farm: 2 Ringed Plover, at least 12 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Wheatear. (D Wright)

Long Rock Beach: 1 juv Semipalmated Sandpiper plus c30 Sanderling, 100 Dunlin, c50 Ringed Plover, 2 White Wagtail and 2 Wheatear, plus 1 Sandwich Tern and 2 (juv and ad) Med Gull offshore. (M Elliott et al)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 juv Osprey on a navigation post in Lelant Water at 09:45. (B Dodd & J Thomas) Present until 11:30 when it drifted off east being mobbed by corvids. (D Parker, M & J Spicer, J Yardley) 1 Knot, 1 Sanderling, 3 Common Sandpiper and 1 Kestrel on Carnsew Basin. (J Yardley)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Teal, 8 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 1 Water Rail, 9 Moorhen, 1 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Common Sandpiper, 19 Curlew over south, c10 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 1 Whinchat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker)

Windmill Farm: 12+ Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 4 Jay, 1 Blackcap and a flock of over 500 finches in the arable fields, comprising mainly linnet and Chaffinch. (D Wright)

Land’s End: 5 Ringed Plover, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Whinchat and 5 Wheatear this morning. (L Proctor) Also 1 Corncrake reported. (J Martin)

Drift Reservoir (Members only): 2 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Teal, 1 Gadwall,19 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpiper. (D Flumm, M & J Spicer)

Sancreed: 1 Little Egret, 8 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Predannack Wollas: 4 Whinchat, 8 Wheatear, 12 Stonechat, 1 Peregrine and 1 Chough. (D Wright)

Pendeen Watch: 3 Sooty Shearwater, 15 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Great Skua, 10 Arctic Skua and 2 Common Tern between 07:00 and 11:00. (D Eva)

Devoran: 1 Osprey between 14:30 and 15:00 from Old Carnon Mine. (A Nicholson)

Restronguet Creek: 1 Osprey at 16:00 caught a fish. (D Eva)

Gannel Estuary: 18 Dunlin and 14 Ringed Plover. (M Lammas)

St Ives Island: 2 Wheatear. (J Yardley)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 White-rumped Sandpiper reported this morning and 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper this afternoon. (per D Julian)

Siblyback Lake: 2 juv Pectoral Sandpiper still.

Falmouth: 1 Richard’s Pipit flew NW at Nansidwell.

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