Saturday 21st September 2019

Late news, 20/9, Scillonian III RSPB Wildlife Cruise: Penzance to Wolf Rock: 2 Eider (in harbour), 1 Fulmar, 72 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater,  123 Gannet, 3 Great Skua, 50 Kittiwake, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull and 10 Guillemot. Wolf Rock to St Mary’s: 1 Fulmar, 23 Manx Shearwater, 118 Gannet, 14 Shag, 2 Kittiwake, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull and 1 Guillemot. St Mary’s to Wolf Rock: 79 Gannet, 10 Shag, 2 Kittiwake, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern and 5 Guillemot. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 2 Fulmar, 10 Manx Shearwater, 107 Gannet, 4 Kittiwake, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 8 Guillemot and 12 auk sp. (M Ahmad, DK Parker)

Davidstow: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present on the airfield. (M Eggleton et al.) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

The Lizard: Juv. Rosy Starling still present. (D Eva) Also Wryneck reported again.

Castle-an-Dinas: Honey Buzzard being mobbed by Carrion Crows. (V Stratton)

St Clement: 3 Cattle Egrets in field with cattle next to Tresemple Pool + 10 Little Egrets, Whimbrel and 2 Greenshank on the river (T Wilson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Green Sandpiper flew towards the beach. (P Walsh)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey still present throughout morning on centre estuary post, 6 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 1+ Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 30+ Redshank, 1 Reeve, 8 Turnstone, 30 Ringed Plover, 60+ Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 8 Little Egret and 7 Pintail on Lelant Water. 27 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 30+ Curlew, 3 Ruff, 2 Knot, 1 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret and 23 Mediterranean Gulls on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal, J Hawkey, R Butts, S Green) 2 Ospreys at mid day, one caught a mullet and both birds left heading south west. (S Murnan)

Osprey – Steve Murnan

Osprey – Steve Murnan

Osprey – Steve Murnan

Bude: 1 male Mandarin with Canada Geese on lake at The Weir Cafe. (M Slator)

Land’s End: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, 4 Ringed Plover and 2 Dunlin. (P St Pierre)

College Reservoir: 68 Coot, 1 Shoveler (D Eva)

Maer Lake: 1 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 15 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Black tailed Godwit, 5 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 2 Snipe, 5 Wigeon, 2 Shoveler. (A Roberts, M Worden)

Rame: Juv Hen Harrier watched for over an hour before being chased off by Ravens towards the sea. Also 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Wheatear, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Tree Pipit, 40 Linnet, 8 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Yellowhammer, 6 Stonechat, 2 Blckbird, 1 Whitethroat. (C Buckland)

Hen Harrier – Chris Buckland

Hen Harrier – Chris Buckland

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 6 Little Egrets & 1 Wheatear. (J Hawkey)

Porthgwarra: 1 Balearic Shearwater and very few Manx Shearwaters, auks and Kittiwakes. Also good passage of Swallows heading east down the valley throughout the day and 1 Common Sandpiper plus 1 Mink – catching crabs in the rock pools at the mouth of the stream in the afternoon. (R Webb)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 93 Redshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Dunlin and 114 Mediterranean Gull of all ages. (P Kemp)

Colliford Lake: 5 ad or near adult Yellow legged Gull and 2 juv Ringed Plover. (P Kemp)

Camborne, Tehidy Woods: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, 13 Mute Swan, 3 Coot, 50+ Rook in lower branches of the trees surrounding the main lake, competing with squirrels to be fed peanuts. (S Grose)

Newquay Harbour: 2 Turnstone, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 m Blackcap, 6 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Porth Joke: 2 Whinchat. (S Rowe)

Polbathic Creek: Osprey at 07:45 landed briefly in tree at bottom of garden before flying upriver. Also 52 Redshank, Kingfisher plus Hummingbird Hawks still present through most of day. (A Blonden)

Saturday 30th September 2017

Late news, 29/9, Coverack: House Martins fledged their first brood of the
year at Little Treleaver. (J Foster)

Late news, 29/9, Scillonian RSPB wildlife cruise: Penzance to Wolf Rock, 393 Gannet, 5 Great Black backed Gull, 9, Guillemot, 1, Razorbill, 1 Sandwich Tern, 18 Common Dolphin and 2 Harbour Porpoise. (V Stratton, B Craven, M Jones)

Late news, 29/9, Scillonian RSPB wildlife cruise: 321 Gannet (including 2 feeding frenzies over Dolphins), 31 Manx Shearwater, 13 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Puffin, 11 Razorbill, 4, Guillemot, 2 Kittiwake, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 32 Herring Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 pale phase Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 10 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver (summer plumage) and 3 Turnstone. Also 1 Blue-finned Tuna, 1 Atlantic Grey Seal and 29 Common Dolphin. (V Stratton, B Craven, M Jones)

Late news, 29/9, Davidstow Airfield: Ringed Plover, ringed at Giske Ornithological Station, Norway, 6th September, a distance of 1464km. (C Townend)

Late news, 29/9, Nanjizal: 66 birds ringed inc. 11 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Firecrest, 9 Goldcrest ,6 Blackcap, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and a re-trapped Icterine Warbler. (K Wilson)

Late news, 29/9, Pendeen 14:30-16:00: 12 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Bonxie, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Black Tern. (P Bright Thomas)

Late photo, 27/9, Porthgwarra:

Firecrest – John Elvin

Late photo, 29/9, Ryan’s Field, Hayle Estuary:

Cattle Egrets – John Elvin

Cot Valley: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (L Proctor)

Sennen: Juv American Golden Plover, Dotterel, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 3 Wheater, 50+ Pied Wagtail, 2 Mediterranean Gull (inc. One with green colour ring) and 5 Common Buzzard. (J Hawkey)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Cattle Egret, 10+ Little Egret, 10+ Greylag, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit and Curlew on Ryan’s Field. (R Castillo Nicholls – video) 42 Sandwich Tern (inc 6 ringed individuals of which 3 also had a colour ring on left leg. One yellow colour ring, a green colour ring and another with white colour ring), juv. Grey Plover, 10 Bar-tailed Godwits, Greenshank and 27 Mediterranean Gull. (J Hawkey) 2 imm Spoonbill dropped in at 13:35, 2 Grey Plover, 3 Ruff on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal) 1 Cattle Egret, 2 imm Spoonbill, 1 1w Med Gull, 4 Ruff, 2 Kingfisher, c20 Bar-tailed Godwit & Black-tailed Godwit. (J & D Chapman)


Cattle Egrets – Rowena Castillo Nicholls

Davidstow airfield: 3 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still. Also 2 Yellow-legged Gull (adult and 3 year bird). (AC Robinson)

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.

Crowdy Reservoir: Spotted Sandpiper still present on south side late afternoon. (AC Robinson)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 juv Purple Heron still at Sett Bridge. (D Stone)

Polgigga: 2 Firecrest and 2 Spotted Flycatcher along the private road/public footpath near Bosistow Farm. (R Creek)

St Ives: 1 Little Egret in the harbour. (C Oates)

Chapel Point, Mevagissey: 6 Balearic Shearwater, 1 ad Med Gull, 10 Chiffchaff, 7 Goldcrest, 5 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark and 1 Wheatear. (B Bosisto)

Sancreed: 26 Golden Plover, 1 Swallow, 40 Meadow Pipit and 8 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Stithians: 2 Lapwing, 4 Wigeon, 10 Little Grebe. (D Eva)

Tresemple Pool: 16 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Dunlin. (D Eva)

Lizard: Osprey flew south over Kynance Rd at 10:30. (J Foster)

Windmill Farm: 12 Golden Plover and 1 Ruff this morning. (D Wright)

Helston: 3 Firecrest north of Loe Pool (walk from car park to boardwalk, back along Nansloe track). (B & J Bowler)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Firecrest along St Michaels Way. (R Veal)

Newlyn beach: 3 Sandwich Tern, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Heron and 13 Sanderling. (S Grose)

Gorran Haven: Wryneck in scrub on east side of Dodman Point at 12:20.

Penzance: 2 Firecrest in private garden. (R Phillips)

Porthgwarra: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (M Wallace)

St Levan: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (M Wallace)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 39 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)


Friday 29th September 2017

Late photos, 28/9, Nanjizal: Siberian Stonechat. (T Phelps)

Siberian Stonechat – T Phelps

Late news, 28/9, St Mary’s to Wolf Rock: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Common Tern, 1 Common Dolphin. (D Flumm, A King, P Exley)

Late news, 28/9, Wolf Rock to Penzance: 3 Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Puffin, 2 Guillemot, 4 Razorbill, 1 Black Tern, 3 Common Dolphin, Harbour Porpoise. (D Flumm, A King, P Exley)

Rock, Porthilly Point: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Brent Goose, 1 Common Gull, 54 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Knot, 5 Curlew, 185 Oystercatcher and 241 Black-headed Gull. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (S Grose)

Sennen: Juv American Golden Plover and Dotterel still in ploughed field SE of Escalls Chapel. (M Bishop, J St Ledger, MJ Spicer) Also 2 Ringed Plover, 1 White Wagtail and 3 Wheatear. (MJ Spicer)

Sennen Cove: 4 Knot, 2 Sandwich Tern, and 1 Med Gull. (S Williams)

Sandwich Terns – Sam Williams Knot – Sam Williams

Davidstow airfield: 3 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still.
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.

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Spotted Sandpiper showing well on the banks of the reservoir on the north side.

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 juv Purple Heron still at Sett Bridge, plus the 2 Spoonbill. (C Hughes, B Rankine)

Purple Heron – Barry Rankine

Rame: Spotted Flycatcher around Rame Church area. (D Allan)

Penlee: Short Eared Owl high above Penlee NR being mobbed by 2 Crows at 15:00. (D Allan)

Sancreed: 1 Snipe, 2 Greenland Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Helston Loe Pool: 11 Great Crested Grebe (D Flumm)

Cot Valley: 1 Pied Flycatcher.

Nanquidno: 1 Osprey over Nanjulian at 07:25.

Gunwalloe Fishing Cove: Kestrel, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Wheatear. (C Richards)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 juv Little Stint, 5 Ruff on Lelant Saltings this evening. Also 1 juv Peregrine seen to kill a Bar-tailed Godwit and was surrounded by 200+ Crows within 10 seconds. (R Veal)

St Agnes, Chapel Porth: 10:00-11.15: 1 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Bonxie, 1 Skua sp, 4 Balearic Shearwater (2 very close), 3 Manx Shearwater, 400 Auk sp (mostly Razorbills), 100 Kittiwake, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Med Gull all flying west. In the valley 3 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 10 Curlew over. (T Wilson)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at 07:30. (J Spicer)

Porthgwarra: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, Chough heard. Also two Red Deer. (J St Ledger)

Red Deer – John St Ledger


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)


Wednesday 27th September 2017

Late photo, 25/9, Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Buzzard. (M Priest)

Buzzard, Mark Priest

Porthgwarra:Pied Fly & 1 Firecrest at the car park,this evening. (M Wallace)

St Erth: 14 Little Egret in field with cattle. (MJ Spicer)

Walmsley Sanctuary, (members only): 4 Little Stint, 10 Ruff, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Dunlin, 9 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Pintail, 3 Gadwall and 3 Shoveler. (G.Berti, B Ide, K White) Also Solitary Sandpiper reported until 09:10 when flushed by the farmer and had not returned by mid morning. (C Selway)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 20 Ruff, 6 Little Stint, 2 Knot, 2 Sanderling and 40 Dunlin. (S Turner) Also 12 Sandwich Tern, 8 Common Tern and probable juv Caspian Gull. (M Halliday)

Sennen: 1 Dotterel still in ploughed field SE of Escalls Chapel. (R Wilkins)

Davidstow airfield: 3 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still.
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.

Gannel Estuary: 4 Little Stint, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Barwit, 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Rowe)

Rock, Porthilly Point: 2 Brent Geese. (S Grose)

Brent Geese, Shaun Grose

Ruan Lanihorne, Sett Bridge: 1 Purple Heron (juv). Further downriver were 2 Spoonbill, 1 Common Sandpiper. Also 4 Deer swimming from one side of the river to the other. (J St Ledger)

Spoonbill, John St Ledger

Rame: 3 Firecrest, Goldcrests, 2 Blackcaps, 4 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher and 1 Spotted Flycatcher this morning. (M Beer, C Buckland)

Kingsmill Lake: 2 Knot, 3 Grey Plover, 20 Godwits, 10 Dunlin, 2 Snipe this afternoon. (C Buckland)


Tuesday 26th September 2017

Late news, 25/9, Kynance Cove area: 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatears, 1 Chiffchaff. (D Collins)

Late news, 25/9, Soapy Cove Area: 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Wheatear. (D Collins)

Late news, 25/9, Ryan’s Field: 3 Knot. (S Turner)

Late photo, 24/9, Portscatho: 1 Grey Heron. (S Marshall)

Grey Heron, Steve Marshall

Land’s End: 70+ Meadow Pipit, 4 Yellow Wagtail (over), 1 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Jay, 2 Chough, 2 White Wagtail. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sennen: 1 juv Dotterel late afternoon with 2 Ringed Plover and 3 Ruff in ‘Buff-breast field’. (D&N Chown, B Hibbett, AD Mills, MJ Spicer)

Dotterel, Rod Farnes

Dotterel, Rod Farnes

Nanjizal: 152 birds ringed today including, 1 Willow Warbler, 17 Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest, 35 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 28 Blackcap. (K Wilson)

Kenidjack: 2 Firecrest, 1 Wheatear, 12 Chough. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Cot Valley: 5 Firecrest, 1-2 Pied Flycatcher. (N Wheatley)

Hayle Estuary: 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 19 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 1 Greenshank and 1 Kingfisher on Ryan’s Field. 1 Gadwall, 6 Greenshank, 1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Stoat on Lelant Saltings. (MJ Spicer) Also on Ryan’s field were 4 knot and 3 ruff.  (S Turner) 1 Great Egret on Lelant Saltings at 18:08. (R Creek)

Carnsew Pool: 2 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 3 circling Kestrels, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, 3 Little Egret. (B Oakes)

St Ives Island seawatch 5:05-5:50: c15 Cormorant, 3 Gannet, c10 Starling, c100 House Sparrow. (B Oakes)

Penzance Harbour: 1 Eider. (B Oakes)

Eider, Ben Oakes

Starling, Ben Oakes

Gannel Estuary: 3 Ruff, 120 Curlew, 5 Barwit, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin. (S Rowe)

Mawgan Porth: 2 Chough flew over at 18.45 heading NE.  (C Richards)

Rock, St Enodoc golf course: 25 Mediterranean Gull feeding on insects above. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary at Cant Hill: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Brent Goose, 3 Ringed Plover. (S Grose)

Rosenannon Downs: 17 Snipe, 50+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Grey Partridge, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Davidstow: 2 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present.

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Spotted Sandpiper showing well on the banks of the reservoir on the north side c. 400 yards from the car park. Also 3 Wheatear, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Raven over.  25+ Goldfinches, 15+ Linnets, 1 Mistle Thrush. (H Kendall & B Bryne) Video below  of the Spotted Sandpiper from Richard Augarde.

St Clement: Cattle Egret still at Menadews Farm. Also 1 Osprey at Heron Inn.

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 juv. Purple Heron still at Sett Bridge this evening.

Rame: 150+ Meadow Pipits at the head this morning. 1 Red -breasted Flycatcher on lower footpath behind coast guard cottages, flew to bottom garden but could not re-find it. 1 Pied Flycatcher and 1 Spotted Flycatcher in lane from church, 3 Firecrest and a good number of Goldcrest. Large numbers of Swallows and House Martins easting early morning. (C Buckland,  M Beer)

Kingsmill Lake: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Knot, 1 Snipe, 1 Sandwich Tern,  30+ Greenshank , 15 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher,  13 Black-tailed Godwit, and many gulls mostly Black-headed. (K Baum)

Maenporth; 1 Common Scoter (female) feeding just off the beach. (J St Ledger)

Walmsley: 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Black tailed Godwit, 1 Pintail, 1 Water Rail. (B Bosisto and  P Roseveare)

Bude: 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard and c12 Oystercatcher. (H Wilkins)


Monday 25th September 2017

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-eyed Vireo in willows by carpark until about 9.30 this morning, also 1 Spotted Flycatcher in Dr’s garden. (T Mills, P Roseveare, M Pass et al)

Sennen: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still in ploughed field SE of Escalls Chapel at 11:55.

Botallack: 1 Wryneck in gorse by coast path c.100m north of Roscommon House.

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Purple Heron showing in long grasses and reeds just above Sett Bridge and predating on Newts.  Hundreds of Canada Geese over including 1 all white individual that was very noisy, 1 Kingfisher on post for a short while and 1 Fallow Deer browsing along the river. (A James)

Purple Heron, Alan James

Purple Heron, Alan James

Hayle Estuary:  3 Great Egret, 1 Cattle Egret,  2 Spoonbill at 16:30, earlier 3 Ruff and various Bar & Black-tailed Godwits. (M Lammas & T Pope) 1 Kingfisher flew over viaduct (nr Asda) toward clock tower at 19:20. (J Evans)

Ruff, Sam Williams

Truro: 2 Cattle Egret still at Menadews Farm.

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 moulting adult Black Tern this afternoon hawking insects. (C Buckland, M Beer, M Ahmad) 1 Snow Bunting. (M Pass) Also 1 Spotted Sandpiper and 1 Dotterel.

Tregonetha Downs: 16 Snipe, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Rock Porthilly Point: 2 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 1 Common Sandpiper, 65 Mediterranean Gull, 21 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Gull, 3 Curlew, 156 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: 7 Ruff this evening. (B Bosisto)

Penzance:  Pod of 30+ Common Dolphin at 07:40. (J Evans)