Saturday 22nd August 2020

Coverack: 1 Hoopoe around Headland apartments but mobile, please respect residents privacy. Also 1+ juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Commic Tern, 1 Kittiwake from Chynhalls Headland. (D Beadle)

Trevose Head (6.45-1100): 2 Wilsons Petrel, 7 Storm Petrel, 1 Long-tailed Skua, 4 Arctic Skua, 6 Great Skua, 1 Great Shearwater, 12 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 13 Sandwich Tern, 13 Common Tern, 3 Arctic Tern, 1 Black Tern, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover and 5 Yellow-legged Gull. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Pendeen, 06:00-12:00: 27 Sooty Shearwater, c7300 Manx Shearwater (by 10:00), 115 Storm Petrel, 72 Fulmar, 16 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 3 ad. Sabine’s Gull, 11 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Redshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Sanderling, 8 Dunlin, 10 Turnstone, 15 Med Gull, 22 comic tern 23 Sandwich Tern, 1 Razorbill, also 3+ Sunfish. (S. Rogers, P. Clement, R Wilkins, M Ahmad, D Flumm, M McKee, DK Parker, T Mills et al.) Also Wilson’s Petrel. (D Pointon, N Hunt, per M Elliott) Band-rumped Storm Petrel, 260 Storm Petrel and Pomarine Skua reported this evening.

Manx Shearwater – Tony Mills

Manx Shearwater – Tony Mills

Cape Cornwall (11:30-14:15): 2 Great Shearwater, 2 large shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel reported.

East Pentire, Newquay (14.30-17.00): 1 Balearic Shearwater, 295 Manx Shearwater, 14 Storm Petrel and 5 Ocean Sunfish. (T Wilson)

Towan Head (07:15-09:00): 3 Sooty Shearwater, c6000 Manx Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Whimbrel. (16:45-18:10): 15 Storm Petrel, 1 Sooty Shearwater. (S Rowe)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1+ Kingfisher, 1 ad Spotted Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper 1+ Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4  Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 93 Canada Geese, 3 hybrid geese, 35 Mallard, 1 Teal. (Peter Maddern, DK Parker)

Kingfisher and Green Sandpiper – Peter Maddern

Little Grebe – Peter Maddern

Kingsmill Lake: 1 summer plumage Cattle Egret, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Osprey, 53+ Redshank, 14+ Greenshank, 34 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper and 60+ Curlew, also Osprey reported. (P Kemp, M Beer)

Trevean: 1 Black-tailed Godwit over. (M Wallace)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 29 Curlew. (D Eva, J & D Chapman) Also 11 Black-tailed Godwit (R Augarde)

Devoran: juv Ruff, juv Knot, 4+ Whimbrel, c15 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Dunlin, 3 Teal (J & D Chapman)

Mousehole Harbour: 19 Turnstone. (S Grose) 50+ Gannet, also Common Dolphin. (J Howells)

Penzance: 43 Turnstone, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover on Wherrytown Beach, 10 Mediterranean Gull on the water opposite Railway station. (S Grose)

Mounts Bay: 2 Grey Phalorope, 15+ Storm Petrel, 1 Arctic Skua and feeding frenzy of Gannet. (S Rogers, D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Carnsew pool: 1 Wheatear, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, 19 Oystercatcher, 9 Black tailed Godwit, 15 Dunlin, 7 Rock Pipit, 4 Carrion Crow, 3 Linnet, 1 Kestrel over, 1 Rook. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 15 Little Grebe, 10 Coot, 31 Linnet, 13 Sand Martin, 19 Tufted Duck, 1 Dunlin, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Shelduck briefly. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: Whinchat, Dunlin, Snipe, 5 Canada Geese. (D Wright)

Gluvian: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher (B Bosisto, L Payne, M Bosisto)

Pied Flycatcher – Bob Bosisto

Pied Flycatcher – Bob Bosisto

Connor Downs: 19 Lesser Black-backed Gull in ploughed field at Trevaskis Farm. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 9 Little Egret, 40+ Rook, 2 Barn Owl at Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

Polbathic Creek:  Barn Owl (over marsh at 7.00am; last night at 6.30 – 7.00pm), also 27 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron. (A Blonden)

Carbis Bay: 1 Arctic Skua, 17 Sandwich Tern. (N Sluman)

Friday 21st August 2020

Late news, 20/08, Truro River: Common Sandpiper (A Gordon)

Late news, 20/08, Hayle Estuary: 272 Canada Goose, 6 Greylag Goose, 7 Shelduck (5 Juv), 1 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 42 Sandwich Tern, 4 Little Tern, 28 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 98 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Sandpiper, 24 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Reed Warbler. (P Nason)

Drift Reservoir: Spotted Sandpiper showing well late morning in the first bay. Also, 3 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank and 10 Swifts. (T Wilson, R Augarde)

Wadebridge, Treraven Meadows: 2 m Mandarin, 7 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Ringed Plover overhead, 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Downderry (6.30-9.30): 8 Kittiwake, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 29 Manx Shearwater, 10 Sandwich Tern, 10 Fulmar & 1 Curlew (P Kemp)

Porthkidney: 4 Little Tern, 1 Common Tern, 18 Sandwich Tern, c25 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin. (D Eva, D Beadle et al.)

Pendeen: 2 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 40 Sooty Shearwater. Also 1 Sanderling, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone, 2 Ocean Sunfish and 1 Grey Seal, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Balearic Shearwater, a few 1w Mediterranean Gull. (R Wilkins, T Mills et al.) 09:00-12:00 adult summer plumage Sabine’s Gull, 12 Sooty Shearwaters, 2 Storm Petrels,1 whimbrel, a few 1w Mediterranean Gulls (A Hartley + 2 visiting birders) 12:00-18:00 70+ Sooty Shearwater, 40+ Storm Petrel, 30+ Balearic Shearwater, 1+ Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater. (M Elliott)

Gannet – Tony Mills

Manx Shearwater – Tony Mills

Gannet – Tony Mills

Godrevy Cafe: Juvenile Black Tern flew low NE over the car park at midday, as if it had just left St Gothian Sands. Also Balearic Shearwater off the head with 6 Storm Petrels and a Whimbrel passing between 1330 and 1445. (G Pullan)

Porthgwarra (06:00-15:00): 4 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 11 Balearic Shearwater, c2000 Manx Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 2 Great Skua, 19 Med Gull, 5 Kittiwake, 4 Whimbrel. (D Flumm, S Rogers et al.)

Cape Cornwall 07:30-10:30: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, c4000 Gannets (20+ per minute), 3 Redshanks, 3 Turnstones and 3 Med Gulls. (N Wheatley)

Bass Point, The Lizard: 3 Great Shearwater, 1 large shearwater sp. (distant), 11 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua (dark morph), 1 Sandwich Tern, 12 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Ocean Sunfish between 12:50 – 16:00. (G Wills).

Rame Head: 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Great Skua, 150 Manx Shearwater, 50 Kittiwake, 1 Puffin (1st seen on a seawatch at Rame by me), 1 juv Long-tailed Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Arctic Skua, 1 Storm Petrel, 2 Little Tern 2 (1st seen on a seawatch from Rame by me), 1 unidentified large shearwater (probably Great but not 100%), hundreds of Gannets (G Lewis)

Lizard (Bumble Rock, 18:00-19:15): 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater. (I Maclean)

Marazion: 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 1 juv Knot, 4 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone and c30 Sanderling on the beach. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Little Grebe (6 juv), 8 Mallard, 1 Teal. (DK Parker)

Hannafore: 20 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Tern, 3 Little Tern, 60+ Oystercatcher, 5 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 20 Mediterranean Gull, 100+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 unidentified large Shearwater, 6 Fulmar, 4 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Curlew, 3 Eider, large numbers of Gannets. (C Buckland)

Tallack’s Creek, Devoran: 2 Whimbrel, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot (in near summer plumage), 100+ Redshank, 100+ Curlew, 40+ Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk (female). (J St Ledger)

Black-tailed Godwit – John St Ledger

Knot – John St Ledger

Lower Tamar Lake: 3 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 34 Mallard, 5 Coot, 2m Tufted Duck, 25 Blue Tit, 7 Coal Tit, 4 Great Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Robin, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Chaffinch. (R Mudge)

Polzeath: Oystercatcher (A Gordon)

St Erth: Barn Owl hunting at 13:00. (M Spicer)

Barn Owl – Mike Spicer

Hannafore: 20 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Tern, 3 Little Tern, 60+ Oystercatcher, 5 Little Egrets, 1 Grey Heron, 20 Mediterranean Gull, 100+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 other large shearwaters too far for ID, 6 Fulmar, 4 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Curlew, 3 Eider. Also 2 Northern Wheatear on the beach. (C Buckland)

Botallack: Flock of 8-10 Goldfinches, mainly juveniles on track by Count house at 12.30. (R Chiffers)

Goldfinch – Robin Chiffers

Goldfinch – Robin Chiffers

Lizard Point: 1 Great Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater reported.

Killigerran Head (16:10-19:15): 2 Balearic Shearwater, 228 Manx Shearwater, 1 Kittiwake, 19 Fulmar, 1 Ringed Plover, 21 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Raven, 7 Grey Seal, 2 Dolphin (R Seekins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Herring Gull investigating golf ball, 3 Sedge Warbler (D Beadle)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 male Sparrowhawk (B.Toms)

Dobwalls: 36 House Sparrows in the garden with frequent visits from a female Sparrowhawk (C&J Duffy)

Boscastle: 11 Raven over Tregatherall Farm. (S Grose)

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Thursday 20th August 2020

Pendeen: Fea’s type petrel with Manx Shearwaters at 08:12. (P Combridge)

Gwithian: Caspian Tern seen briefly on the beach. (K Wilson)

Marazion: Juv Curlew Sandpiper, c40 (c15 juv) Sanderling, c40 Ringed Plover, c30 Dunlin, 7 Turnstone at 07:00. (R Veal) 2 Curlew Sandpiper this evening. (S Rogers)

Downderry (07:00 – 10:30): 2 Balearic Shearwater, 8 juv Mediterranean Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern, 9 Kittiwake, 9 Manx Shearwater, 6 Fulmar, 1 juv Yellow-legged gull & 1 dark phase Arctic Skua (P Kemp)

Porthgwarra (06:35 – 11:00): 7 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, c395 Manx Shearwater (incl feeding raft of c100), 6 Great Skua, 2 Whimbrel, 20 Kittiwake, 4 Med Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Commic Tern. (D Flumm, LGR Evans et al.)

Cape Cornwall (07:30-11:00): 2+ Great Shearwater, 1+ Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Sunfish, 17 Med Gulls, 1 Common Gull, 4 Commic Terns, 8 Dunlin, 8 Whimbrel, 4 Turnstone and 2 Ringed Plover. (N Wheatley)

Killigerran (2 hour seawatch after work): 5 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Great Shearwater ,18 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 dark phase adult Arctic Skua , 1 juv Black Tern, 4 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cirl Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Great Shearwater – Bob Bosisto

Great Shearwater – Bob Bosisto

Yellow-legged Gull – Bob Bosisto

Yellow-legged Gull – Bob Bosisto

Bumble Rock, Lizard (11.20-18.10): juvenile Long-tailed Skua, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 5 Great Shearwater, 1 large shear sp, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 27+ Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern. (L Langley)

Drift Reservoir: Adult Spotted Sandpiper (on eastern shore), 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Little Egret, 3 Teal, 2 Gadwall,2 Tufted Duck, 42 Mallard, 1 Kingfisher, 28 Swift. (D Flumm, LGR Evans)

Greenshank – Robin Chiffers

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Coot, 5 Little Grebe (4 juv), 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 22 Curlew. (P Fraser)

Loe Pool: 11 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 1 Turnstone, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 54 Canada Goose, 1 white hybrid goose, 3 immature Whitethroat, 16  Great Crested Grebe including 1 immature, 2 Mediterranean Gull. Also 2 Golden-ringed Dragonfly. (G Adams)

Gannel: Little Egret and Great White Egret. (E Henderson)

Hannafore Point (14:30 – 16:30): 2 Sooty Shearwater,  5 Manx Shearwater, 500+ Gannet,  9 Sandwich Tern, 2 Kittiwake, 1 Med. Gull, 2 Black Headed Gull, 3 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Shag, 8 Cormorant, 2 Turnstone, 20 Oystercatcher, 4 Eider (2 drakes), 1 juv. male Sparrowhawk. (M & R Frost)

Kingsmill lake: 5 Common Sandpiper, 24 Greenshank, 22+ Redshank, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plover, 34 Dunlin, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 imm/f Teal & 17 Little Egret at 17.30 (P Kemp)

Walmsley Reserve: 5 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Shoveler, 3 Teal this evening. (P Roseveare)

Porthkidney: 4 (2 ad, 2 juv) Little Tern, 5 Arctic Tern, c30 Sandiwch Tern, 2 Dunlin, c20 Sanderling this evening. (R Veal et al)

Hayle: 1 Common Sandpiper. (D Cains)

Newlyn: 1 Great Skua and 1 Baearic Shearwater at 18:00 .(L Proctor)

Wednesday 19th August 2020

Late news, 18/8, Drift Reservoir (members only): Spotted Sandpiper, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, Little Egret. (D Flumm)

Late news, 18/8, Mounts Bay: Juv Long-tailed Skua seen from Mermaid II c1 mile off Longrock. (M Elliott)

Long-tailed Skua – Martin Elliott

Long-tailed Skua – Martin Elliott

Porthgwarra, Hella Pt, (06:00-18:00): 137 Great Shearwater, 8 Cory’s Shearwater, 8 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 2 Long-tailed Skua, 12 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Common Tern, 1 Sandwich Tern, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Turnstone. (S Rogers, S Rowe, M Wallace et al) Also Fea’s-type Petrel reported from the cove 17:17.

Pendeen: Black-browed Albatross reported close past at 15:40. Also 4 1w Mediterranean Gulls, 1w Yellow-legged Gull past 10:00 – 10:30; juv Wheatear. (A Hartley)

Killigerran: Fea’s-type petrel at 09:20. (P Maker)

Drift Reservoir: Spotted Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Gadwall, 87 Canada Geese & 4 hybrids, 11 Swift, 100 Goldfinch. (D Flumm)

Spotted Sandpiper – David Flumm

Black-tailed Godwit – David Flumm

Spotted Sandpiper – David Flumm

Lamorna, Tater-du (0730-1430): 46 Great Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 3 Storm Petrel. (M McKee)

Lizard, Bumble Rock (11:24-15:01): 25+ Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, imm Pomarine Skua, 6 Great Skua, 4+ juv Med Gull. (L Langley)

Mousehole: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 8 Sandwich Tern, 1 Black Tern. (M Elliott)

Newlyn: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 3 Sandwich Tern, 8 commic tern, also Sunfish off Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Downderry (7-11.30): 290+ Manx Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel, 4 Kittiwake, 1 juv Med Gull, 3 Common Tern, 9 Little Tern, 18 Sandwich Tern, 1 juv Pomarine Skua, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin & 1 Ringed Plover (P Kemp)

Porthkidney: 1 Little Tern, c40 Sandwich Tern, 1 Dunlin this evening. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 ad Arctic Tern, 2+ Turnstone, c.25 Dunlin, 2 ad Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Teal, 1 Gadwall at 08:00. Also 7 Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 24 Dunlin, 3 (2 juv) Black-tailed Godwit at 18:00. (R Veal) Also 10 Black-tailed Godwit. (D Cains)

Black-tailed Godwit, David Cains

Lizard Lighthouse: 1 Pied Flycatcher (D Eva)

Church Cove: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (D Eva)

Maer Lake: 23 Dunlin, 14 Black tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Mediterranean Gulls, 3 Common Sandpiper, c.10 Wood Pigeon. (I&H Kendall)

Stithians reservoir (southern causeway): 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 30+ Curlew, 6 Snipe, 3 Swift, 17 Little Grebe at 17.30 (P Kemp, J St Ledger, S Turner)

St Mawes (Tavern Beech): 35 Mediterranean Gull (R Seekins)

Siblyback: 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Black-tailed Godwit. (A Dawson)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Knot, 8 Ringed Plover, 27 Dunlin, 10 Greenshank, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Whimbrel.

Marazion: 6 Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Sanderling, 4 Turnstone, and a mixed flock of 50+ Dunlin and Ringed Plover as well as good numbers of Herring Gulls picking over the storm debris on the beach late afternoon (A Hartley)

Mediterranean Gull, Adam Hartley

Wadebridge, Town bridge: 71 Redshank (1 bird has a green plastic ring above the left knee with white lettering), 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk, (also of interest, one of the Mallard has a blue plastic ring on right leg). (S Grose)

Monday 17th August 2020

Porthgwarra, 0630-0830: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 133 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Puffin, 3 Guillemot, 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Kittikwake, 43 Med Gull, 8 Black-headed Gull. (T McKinney) Also 1 Basking Shark. (C Coombes) 2 Cory’s Shearwater reported past 15:55

Towan Head: 2 Arctic Skua, 4 Sandwich Tern this am. (S Rowe)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 2 Swift. (A Hartley) 4 Wood Sandpiper (3 NW arm, 1 NE arm), 1 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 2 Raven, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk. (G Lawlor) ad Spotted Sandpiper reported again on Eastern edge this evening.

Wood Sandpipers, Dave Flumm

Green Sandpiper, Dave Flumm

Nanjizal Valley: 196 ringed. Melodious Warbler, Wryneck, Pied Flycatcher, Tree pipit, 9 Willow Warbler, 25 Reed Warbler, 120 Sedge Warbler + 2 controls. 21 Whitethroat, 5 Grasshopper Warbler+ control, 2 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff. (K Wilson)

Lizard: 1 Hooded Crow. (N Howard)

Coverack: Male Common Redstart in private garden. (P Tongue)

White Cross, Newquay: 100+ Goldfinch with a few Linnet and Chaffinch, 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Buzzard, 4 Wood Pigeon, 6 Swallow, 2 Wren, 2 Dunnock and 2 Blackbird. On the bird feeders- 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 20+ Blue Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Great Tit, 12 Chaffinch and 6 Greenfinch. Also 3 Holly Blue, 3 Red Admiral, 5 Tortoiseshell, 3 Painted Lady, 4 Specked Wood, 2 male Brimstone, 2 Small Copper, 3 Gatekeeper, 5 Green-veined White and 5 Large White. (S & D Thomas)

St Ives: 2 Pied Flycatchers, 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs in a private garden on the outskirts of town. (V Stratton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Female Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 5 Little Grebe (3 juv), 1 Sedge warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 14 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, 7 Common Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, 6 Greylag with c250 Canada Geese. (DK Parker) Also 2 Teal, 5 Greenshank, c20 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel. (R Veal) Also 1 Bald Eagle (escapee from Paradise Park) on Ryan’s Field. (M Spicer)

Bald Eagle, Mike Spicer

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 5 Snipe, 1 Lapwing, 30 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Swift. (J St Ledger)

Kenidjack: Pied Flycatcher in bushes above old sewage works today. (P Clarke)

Church Cove, Lizard: 4 Pied Flycatcher, 4+ Spotted Flycatcher (M Pass) Another 2 Pied Flycatcher reported by Heritage Centre at Lizard Pt.

Sheviock Pool: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Wagtails, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Grey Heron. (C Buckland)

Wood & Common Sandpiper, Chris Buckland

Wood Sandpiper, Chris Buckland

Rame Head: 9 Wheatear. (C Buckland)

Wheatear, Chris Buckland

Kingsmill Lake: 28 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Juv Knot, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 17+ Redshank, 24 Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 Whimbrel, 97 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 14 Little Egret & 2 Sandwich Tern (P Kemp)

Gweek: 15 Greenshank at Seal Sanctuary (per T Toohig)

Towan Head: 43 Linnet, 31 Oystercatcher, 15 Turnstone,1 Wheatear, 1 Curlew. (S Grose)

Nansledon/Chapel Farm: 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 3 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Tresemple Pool: 17 Greenshank, 60 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 2 Kingfisher (P Carter)

St Levan: 4 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Reed Warbler this afternoon. (M Wallace)

Loe Pool: Wood Sandpiper reported again

Cot Valley: Pied Flycatcher reported west of youth hostel.

Seagulls taking Goldfinch: A friend at St Austell witnessed a pair of roof nesting seagulls chasing and catching young goldfinch, he saw one gull twice with a young Goldfinch in its bill. I’ve never seen this behaviour before with passerine, has anyone else witnessed it? (S & D Thomas)

Sunday 16th August 2020

Late news, 15/8, Gweek: Moulting adult Spotted Redshank on the Helford River from the Seal Sanctuary in a mixed shank flock including 6 Greenshanks. (C Fyles)

Late news, 15/8, Porth Mear: 1 Whimbrel , 1 Spotted Flycatcher (B Bosisto L Payne)

Late news, 15/8, Colliford: 8 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper & 5 Teal (P Kemp)

Late news, 15/8, Siblyback: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 13 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, 7 Common Sandpiper, 1 Coot, 1 Snipe, 5 Teal & 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull (P Kemp)

Late news, 15/8, Kingsmill Lake: 32 Dunlin, 23 Ringed Plover, 18 Greenshank, 33 Curlew, 7 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Whimbrel & 12 Black-tailed Godwit (P Kemp)

Late news, 15/8, St Eval Church: 2 Barn Owl in separate locations. (S Grose)

Late news, 15/8, Polbathic Creek: Barn Owl at 17:30. (A Blonden)

Late news, 15/8, Stepper Point to Crugmeer: 15 Grey Plover, 20+ Gannet and 2/3 Orca seen at about 2 miles offshore briefly. (P Floyd Spong)

Late news, 15/8, Gulval: Juv Caspian Gull and 1w Yellow-legged Gull briefly at Rosemorran. (M Elliott)

Late photo,15/8, Drift Reservoir:

Wood Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Siblyback Lake: 5 Sand Martin, Swallow, House Martin,  1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Little Grebe, 1 Peregrine (immature female), 1 Buzzard, 2 Goldfinch, 1 adult Caspian Gull amongst Lesser Black Backed and Herring Gull flock in North West corner, before flying south. (M & R Frost and R. Lee)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Ad Spotted Sandpiper in bay by boardwalk, also 2 Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpipers and 1 Greenshank. (P Clement) In addition, 1 Snipe, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat. (B Toms)

Lands End: Pied Flycatcher along the cycle track by Trinity Loop. (P Clement)

Kenidjack: Pied Flycatcher adjacent to allotment. (S Rogers)

Cot Valley: 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (T McKinney)

Nanjizal Valley: 116 new ringed. 7 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 4 Garden Warbler, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 40 Sedge Warbler, 22 Whitethroat, 12 Reed Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 1 Pied Flycatcher. Also, Marsh Harrier and 3 Tree Pipit over. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, R Wilkins et al)

Pied Flycatcher – Peter Roseveare

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 28 Curlew, 2 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull. (D Eva)

Illogan: 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 in Bridge Rd, 1 in garden (J Baker) In addition 1 Sparrowhawk frequently visiting a Quail Pen (S Smith)

Hayle Estuary: 2 Black-tailed Godwit. (D Cains) Also, 4 Black-tailed Godwits (including one juvenile), 3 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper (N R Rogers)

Black-tailed Godwit – David Cains

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Sandwich Tern late pm. (S Rowe)

Tresillian: Black-headed Gull ringed in Norway (M Buckley)

Davidstow Airfield: 2 Common Snipe, 15 Meadow Pipit, 30 Swallow, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 House Martin, 2 Dunlin, 2 White Wagtail. (S Windle)

Common Snipe – Steve Windle

Yellow Wagatil – Steve Windle

Dunlin – Steve Windle

Bude River: 1 Great White Egret, 30 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper all the waders flew north towards Mear Lake at 9.30 am. (S Windle)

Great White Egret – Steve Windle

Redshank – Steve Windle

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Cattle Egret, 2+ Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Sandwich Tern late afternoon. (R Veal)

Marazion RSPB: 2 Stonechat, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Linnet, 6 House Martin, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Blue Tit. (M Webb)

Stonechat – Martin Webb

Common Whitethroat – Martin Webb

Porthgwarra: 8.45-10 am, Balearic Shearwater and 130 Manx Shearwater. (C Fyles) Also, 3 Minke Whale, c.30 Harbour Porpoise and c.100 Common Dolphin. Also large school of Blue Fin Tuna busy feeding and breaching. (M Jones)

Gannel Estuary: 3 juv Mediterranean Gull, 95 Black headed Gull, 19 Great Black Backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull, 368 Herring Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 6 Little Egret, 5 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Little Fistral: 21 Oystercatcher, 1 m Kestrel, 1 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Newquay, Killacour: 2 Swift. (S Grose)

Pendeen: Whimbrel & Grey Heron over this evening, a dozen Swallows mobbing a Sparrowhawk, juvenile Stonechat, the resident Kestrel & usual Rooks (A Hartley).

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Saturday 15th August 2020

Late news,14/8, Rame Head: 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Wheatear, 4 Tree Pipit, 6 Swift, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat,  1 Pied Flycatcher,  3 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, c20 House Martin and c40 Swallow. (M. Jordan)

Late news, 14/8, Talskiddy: 1 Wood Sandpiper over at 23:30. (P Roseveare)

Late news, 14/8, Porthgwarra: Possible Sailfish reported off Runnelstone. (per M Elliott)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Adult Spotted Sandpiper, 2+ Wood Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, juv Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Snipe, 4 Teal, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard. (S Rogers, J Hawkey, M Webb)

Spotted Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Wood Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Green Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Greenshank – Martin Webb

Wood Sandpiper – John Chapple

Porthgwarra: 1 Cory’s Shearwater at 07:15, plus 126 Manx in 2.5 hours, 1 Great Skua, 25 Med Gulls, 5 Common Terns, 8 Kittiwakes. (G Lawlor, T McKinney)

Nanjizal: 1 Icterine Warbler at a private ringing site. (K Wilson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: c5 Sedge Warbler, c20 Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Reed Bunting. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 1 Black-throated Diver in the bay. (P Fraser)

Sancreed: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (D Flumm)

Clapper Marsh: 1 Wood Sandpiper. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: 1 Ruff at Wadebridge. (A Langdon)

Towan Head: 2 Common Scoter, 8 Sandwich Tern, 180 Gannet, 1 Minke Whale, 6+ Common Dolphin this am. (I Boreham, M Lammas, S Rowe et al)

Maer Lake: 19 Black tailed Godwit,  41 Dunlin,  1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 2 Grey Herons (1 juv),  47 Black Headed Gull,  2 Herring Gull, 2 Moorhen, a few Teal and Mallard, several Swallow and 2 Sand Martin. (H Kendall)

Caerthillian: 3 juvenile Sparrowhawk, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear. ( D Eva )

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Fistral Beach: 21 Oystercatcher, 2 Turnstone.(S Grose)

Towan Head: 2 Wheatear, 2 juv Raven, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 19 Linnet. (S Grose)

Watergate Bay: 3 Corn Bunting in field on lefthand side walking up Trevarrion Hill. (S Grose)

Nanjizal: Fishing off the rocks near Nanjizal today a Sailfish swam past me just 5 metres away. It was in gin clear water over sand. Had a really good view of it for 15 seconds or so. (P Maddern)

St Ives Island: 150 Common Dolphin, 1 Minke Whale & 4 Sandwich Terns. (V Stratton)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpipers, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank. (R Wilkins)

Maer Lake: 75+ Dunlin, 27 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Curlew, House Martins, Sand Martins, Swallow, Black-headed and Herring Gulls. (C & T Nicholson)

Porthgwarra: c100+ Swallows (mainly juveniles) gathered on wires this evening near Coastguard Cottages ready for migration. (J Hawkey)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Kingfisher (1adult, 1juv), 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1m Tufted Duck, 2 Coot, 16 Blue Tit, 9 Coal Tit, 1 Black-headed Gull, 3 Willow Tit, 3 Wren, 2 Goldfinch, 3 Great Tit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Marsh Tit, 5 Chaffinch, 12 Jackdaw, 1 Canada Goose. (R Mudge)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Fistral Beach: 21 Oystercatcher, 2 Turnstone.(S Grose)

Towan Head: 2 Wheatear, 2 juv Raven, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 19 Linnet. (S Grose)

Watergate Bay: 3 Corn Bunting in field on lefthand side walking up Trevarrion Hill. (S Grose)

Bedruthan steps: 5 Chough, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Skylark, 3 Kestrel, 3 Stonechat, 5 Raven. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Green Sandpiper. 1 Lesser Emperor, 1 Common Hawker. (D Wright)

Predannack Downs: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear and 1 Southern Migrant Hawker. (D Wright)