Thursday 28th September 2017

Land’s End: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 1 Wheatear, 130+ Linnet. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sennen: 1 juv American Golden Plover first over at 11:30 (R Veal) then relocated in field just SW of Escalls Chapel in afternoon, also 1 Dotterel. (R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins, B Bosisto) Also 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Ad Med Gull, 10 White Wagtail and 2 Wheatear. (B Bosisto)

American Golden Plover, Rod Farnes

Dotterel, Rod Farnes

Dotterel, Reuben Veal

American Golden Plover, Reuben Veal

Nanjizal: 120 birds ringed. 24 Blackcap, 26 Chiffchaff, 14 Goldcrest, 6 Firecrest, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler. 1st year male Siberian Stonechat until midday. Also 1 Hobby and 2 Whinchat. (K Wilson)

Nanjizal: 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 1 juv Whinchat, 1 Firecrest, 2 Skylark below Faraway cottage. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 4 Firecrest, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Grey Wagtail, 139 Meadow Pipit, 9 Chough, 4 Jay, 2 Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtail. (B Bosisto)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Little Stint, 1 Grey Plover, 1 drk Gadwall, 3 Sandwich Tern on Lelant Saltings. (R Wilkins, R Augarde, R Veal) 1 Cattle Egret. (S Williams)

Cattle Egret, Sam Williams

Cattle Egret, Sam Williams

Polgigga: 1 Turtle Dove at end of Bosistow Lane, 1 ad Whinchat, 1 Jay. (R Veal, B Bosisto)

Turtle Dove, Reuben Veal

Crowdy: 1 Spotted Sandpiper. (B Field, R Creek)

Spotted Sandpiper, Brian Field

Wheatear, Brian Field

Davidstow: 3 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 10 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin. (B Field, R Creek)
Davidstow Airfield is an active airfield and we have been reminded that there is NO freedom to roam here and that cars must NOT drive onto the airfield at all. We have been advised that we can WALK onto the grassy areas, but not the runways. Cars should be parked alongside the road. Failure to comply, could lead to access being withdrawn altogether.

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 3 Mute Swan, 173 Canada Geese, 1 Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 8 Ruff, 5 Black-tailed Godwit (2 juv), 2 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 5 Little Stint and 11 Snipe. (DK Parker, B Field) Also 1 Otter. (B Field)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Dipper, 1 Kngfisher, 1 Redshank, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Mute Swan (dark blue plastic ring on left leg with the letters AX and small metal ring on right leg). (S Grose)

Kenidjack: 2 Reed Warbler (sewage works), 2 Blackcap, 18 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher (Kenidjack Farm), 1 Water Rail, 6+ Chough. (D Chown & N Grace)

St Gothian Sands NR: 1 Wryneck. (T Lovelock)

Wryneck, Tracy Lovelock

Tregoddick Farm, Madron: 3 Firecrest. (R Creek) 

Rock helipad field: 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Housel Bay: 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (D Collins)

Lizard Point: 2 Firecrest, 1 Willow Warbler. (D Collins)

Lizard Village: 1 Whinchat, 1 Reed Warbler. (D Collins)

Constantine (Falmouth): 1 Firecrest, 1 Marsh Tit. (J. Chapman)

Kingsmill: 1 Osprey, at mouth of lake, 2 Knot, 1 Grey Plover, 36 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher, Little Egrets, Grey Heron, many Curlew, Mallard, Wigeon, Shelduck, 6 Dunlin, Grey Wagtail. (K Baum)

Rame: 1 Short-eared Owl flew west at 9:50 this morning, also 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Reed Bunting and 4 Wheatear (M Beer, C Buckland)

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Friday 21st October 2016

Late news, 18/10, Lelant: 2 Firecrest at West Cornwall Golf Course near St Uny’s Church (S Turner)

Further photos, 18/10, Godrevy Point: Further photos of yesterday’s Isabelline Wheatear, the first in Cornwall since 1996

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Isabelline Wheatear – Rod Farnes

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Video by John Chapple.
Lelant: 2/3 Firecrest, half way down Brewey Lane near new bungalow from 4 October and still present on 20th. (S Turner)

Lizard Point: 1 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 1 Redpoll flyovers, Great Northern Diver passing offshore. (D Collins)

Church Cove: 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Redwing. (D Collins)

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel still. (R Holmes, S Carr, N Truby)

North Cliffs:1 Dartford Warbler and 1 Peregrine (JH & K Dalziel)

Trevilley: 1 Whinchat (M Scott-Ham)

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest, 15 Chough (M Scott-Ham)

Carn Les Boel: 1 Snow Bunting, 1 Wheatear and 1 Peregrine (M Scott-Ham)

Carn Gloose: 1 Merlin (M Scott-Ham)

St. Gothian Sands NR: 5 Spoonbill circling over reserve at 17.15 hrs then headed NE, also 1 Pink-Footed Goose still. (J Bowen)

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Pink-footed Goose, Spoonbill – J Bowen

RSPB Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 5 Common Scoter, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 234 Gannet, 1 Shag, 1 Kittiwake, 9 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Herring Gull, 35 Great Black-backed Gull, 31 Razorbill, 16 Guillemot, 53 auk sp. and 2 Grey Wagtail. (DK Parker, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

RSPB Wildlife Cruise, Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 Manx Shearwater, 303 Gannet, 4 Kittiwake, 3 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 22 Herring Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 23 Razorbill, 5 Guillemot, 15 auk sp plus 29 Common Dolphin. (DK Parker, P & H Taylor)

Treverva: 5 Fieldfare, c.40 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush (D Chaney)

Bartinney Down: I female Kestrel, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk and pair of Buzzard. (A James)

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Kestrel, Long-tailed Tit and Grey Heron – Alan James

Hayle estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field:  1 Spoonbill, 1 Little Egret (A James)

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Spoonbill and Little Egret ‘Come dance with me …’ , Alan James

Godrevy Point: 1 Wheatear sp. between the furthest car park and the cliffs, 4 Snow Bunting. (P Fletcher) Also 3 Lapland Bunting reported.

Polgigga: 1 Barnacle Goose feeding in field between Higher Bosistow & Faraway Cottage in evening. (H Bradshaw). Also 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling at 08.00 flying with a Common Starling from Faraway Cottage north over Bosistow Farmhouse. Later returned to Faraway Cottage (H Bradshaw, M Wallace) Plus 1 Great Grey Shrike at 11.00 flew east over Nanjizal Valley landing in Faraway Cottage garden very briefly and then continuing east towards Covean Pool with retinue of scolding pipits and wagtails. (H Bradshaw).

Porth Joke: 1 Barred Warbler (showing well late afternoon to the right of the path in hedge beyond the last group of trees). Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 5 Redwing, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest. (S Rowe and T Carson)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Siberian Stonechat on the golf course inland of the car park. (A Harris)

Men-an-Tôl: 110 Golden Plover in a field and about 250 in flight. (R Butts)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, also 1 Lapland Bunting in bulb field at west end. (N Wheatley)

Nanquidno: 2 Woodlark at Boscregan Farm. (N Wheatley)

Land’s End: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, plus 1 fly-over Serin and 1 fly-over Lapland Bunting. (P Combridge)

TMills_YBW_211016Yellow-browed Warbler, Tony Mills

Navax Point: 4 Lapland Bunting by coast path.

Camel Estuary: 1 Dalmatian Pelican still off Rock.

LOST: 1 Leica binocular rainguard lost in Nanquidno, Nanjulian or Aire Point area. If found please contact David Hall, hallruan@aol.com

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Friday 24 May 2013

Late News 23/5 Porthgwarra: Single male Siberian Stonechat reported at Porthgwarra at c10:30. (K Carter)

Late News 23/5 Siblyback Lake: Pair of Bar-headed Geese in field on the western side at 19:00. (S Beazley)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 6 Greylag plus 9 goslings, 2 Canada Geese plus 2 goslings, 1 hybrid goose, 13 Mallard plus 1 brood of ducklings, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, 3 Swallow, 2 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker) Purple Heron reported again in the morning.

Millbrook Lake: 1 pair Canada Goose plus 5 goslings and pair Mute Swan plus 7 cygnets, hatched today.(B Taggart)

The Mouls: 5+ Puffins in the evening. (C Selway)

Swanpool: 2 Mute swans plus 4 cygnets, 2 Mallard plus 8 ducklings and 1 Great Crested Grebe on the pool. Also 2 Dunlin, 7 Sanderling, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Oystercatcher and a male Wheatear on Swanpool Point. (S Perfect)

Falmouth: 6 Sandwich Terns off Gyllyngvase Beach, a juv Song Thrush at Pendennis and a good movement of Manx Shearwaters despite the northerly winds. (S Perfect)