Saturday 1st September 2018

Late photos, 30/8, Porthgwarra:

Syke’s Warbler – Linton Proctor

Syke’s Warbler – Linton Proctor

Late photos, 31/8, Drift Reservoir:

Ruff – Linton Proctor

Greenshank – Linton Proctor

Late news, 31/8, Whipsiderry: 6 Corn Bunting, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Whimbrel, ‘Commic’ Terns offshore. (S Grose)

Late news, 31/8, Carnyorth Common: 1 Hobby, 12 Whinchat. (P Clement)

Late news, 31/8, Widemouth Bay, Bude: Osprey perched on telegraph pole. (H Murden)

Polgigga: Wryneck on track between Higher and Lower Bosistow. (M Wallace)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 32 Teal, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 100 Swallow, 70 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin, 1 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 10 White Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail. (D Flumm) 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Turnstone. (C Moore)

Stithians Reservoir: Drake Ring-necked Duck, also 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 1 Curlew, 17 Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover, 15 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 3 Lapwing, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 10 Teal. From Stuart Hutchings hide. (L Ozsanlav-Harris, J St Ledger, S Williams)

Drake Ring-necked Duck – John St Ledger

Drake Ring-necked Duck – John St Ledger

Greenshank – Stephen Williams

Wheatear – Stephen Williams

Maer Lake: Juvenile Garganey, 4 Curlew, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 1 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 3 Lapwing, 20 Common Snipe, 2 Yellow Wagtail. (B Bosisto) Also Spotted Redshank reported.

Siblyback Lake: 12 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Yellow Wagtail. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Curlew Sandpiper on Lelant saltings mid afternoon and c30 Sanderling, 36 Med Gulls and 1 Sandwich Tern on Ryan’s Field. (P&C Brewster) Spotted Redshank reported still present.

Davidstow:  Adult Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Wheatear & 1 Common Snipe. (B Bosisto)

Mermaid II pelagic: 2 Great Shearwater, c60 Sooty Shearwater, 3+ Balearic Shearwater, c80 Storm Petrel, 3 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Little Gull, 10 Arctic Tern. (M Elliott)

Millbrook Lake: 4 juv Shelduck, 98 Canada Goose, 122 Redshank, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper and 5 Mediterranean Gull. (B Taggart)

Dodman Point: 4 Pied Flycatcher and 1 adult Peregrine. (P Kemp)

Upper Tamar Lake: 6 Cormorant, 1 Swallow, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Tit. (H Kendall)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Mute Swan, 7 Great Crested Grebe with 1 very vocal juvenile, 6 Coot, 12+ Swallow, 1 House Martin, 40+ Mallard, 12 Teal. (H Kendall)

Rosenannon Downs: 7 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Gadwall, 6 Little Grebe, 27 Moorhen and 1 Kingfisher. (DK Parker)

Restronguet: Osprey again on post on island.

Porth Joke: 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 40 Swallow. (S Rowe)

Newquay: 5 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe)

Rame Head: 2 Ortolan Bunting early am in bushes along Military Rd. Relocated 15:00 on wires with Goldfinches at Rame Farm horse paddock. (C Buckland)

Penlee Reserve: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, both on wires at bottom of reserve. (C Buckland)

Pendeen Watch: 5 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Chough, 21 Swallow & 1 Kestrel. Offshore large raft of feeding Manx Shearwater with 30-40 Sandwich & ‘Commic’ Tern, 2 Common Scoter. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Cot Valley: 2 Blackcap, 1 Whinchat, 6 House Martin & 10 Swallow, Painted Lady & Red Admiral butterflies. Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Boscastle: Wryneck at Trevalga along edge of field below the village.

Tregonetha Downs: 11 Raven, 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Yellowhammer, 3 Common Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Partridge, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Porth Mear: 8 Corn Bunting in post-breeding flock. Also 100+ Swallow on passage, 6 juvenile Stonechat and 2 juvenile Wheatear. (P McVey)

Sennen Cove: 4 Common Tern, 21 Mediterranean Gull (mainly juveniles including one with white colour ring 3959). (J Hawkey)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Spoonbill, flushed by horse riders. (V&P Skilton)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 21 Turnstone this evening. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Polbathic Creek: 58 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 1 Heron, 2 Little Egret. 1 Kingfisher feeding at bottom of garden. (A Blonden)

Caerthillian, The Lizard: Nightingale, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whinchat. (T Blunden)

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Friday 31st August 2018

Late news, 29/8, Restronguet Creek: Osprey on the minebank off Point Quay at 18:00. (J Cope)

Late news, 29/8, Restronguet Creek: Osprey again on the minebank and in the trees on the Carclew side of the creek. (J Cope)

Late news, 30/8, Trewellard: Great Shearwater flew east.

Late photos, 30/8, Porthgwarra: Sykes’s Warbler – Steve Rogers and Mike McKee.

Sykes’s Warbler – Steve Rogers

Syke’s Warbler- Mike McKee

Porthilly Point: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine Falcon , 66 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Sandwich Tern, 1 Ringed Plover, 49 Oystercatcher, 4 Curlew. (S Grose)

Pendeen Watch: Wryneck by the Coastguard Cottages. (I Kendall) 1 Med Gull, 5 White Wagtail, 2 Wheatear. (D Flumm) 1 Sooty Shearwater, 450 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sandwich Tern, 5 Common Scoter between 06:00 & 08:00. (P Flint)

Stithians Reservoir, Stuart Hutchings Hide: 5 Snipe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 20 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Lapwing (J&D Chapman) 4 Snipe, 3 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 13 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 3 adult Little Grebe and 2 immature, 300 Herring Gull and 20 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (R Butts) Also 2 Ruff and 4 Green Sandpiper. (C Benton) Golden Lion cut-off: 6 Snipe. (R Butts)

Devoran: 1 Greenshank, c30 Black-tailed Godwit. (J&D Chapman)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Little Egret, 10 Cormorant, 2 Teal, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 200 Swallow, 40 House Martin, 4 Sand Martin, 1 Wheatear, 1 Reed Warbler, 10 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm) Also this afternoon 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5+ Common Sandpiper, 8 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin and 1 Wheatear. 6 juv Ruff tried to land in front of the hide but chased off by the Greenshank. (L Proctor)

Porthgwarra: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 20+ Wheatear, 10 Yellow Wagtail over, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Whitethroat. (S Turner, M Wallace, R Veal et al)

Pied Flycatcher – John St Ledger

Polgigga: 1 Tree Pipit, 6 Sedge Warbler, 3 Grey Wagtail. (R Veal, R Wilkins)

Nanquidno: 1 Whinchat, 7 Willow Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler. (R Veal, R Wilkins, T McGowan)

Nanjizal: 241 birds ringed including 17 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 103 Sedge Warbler, 72 Blackcap, 7 Whitethroat, 12 Reed Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Tree Pipit, Pied Flycatcher, Redstart, Wryneck. Also c40 Tree Pipit over and 3 Honey Buzzard going SSE. (K Wilson)

Carn Kenidjack: 67 Alba Wagtail inc many Whites, 1 Wheatear, 6 Meadow Pipit in ploughed field next to B3318 east of C.K. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 30 Dunlin, 20 Ringed Plover on Carnsew Pool (D Eva) 7 Mediterranean Gull, 60 Teal from Old Quay House. (R Butts) Spotted Redshank still. Also small dark Canada Goose flew into Ryan’s Field at dusk. (DK Parker)

Restronguet: Osprey again on the minebank and in the trees on the Carclew side of the creek. A distinctive individual as it is missing primary halfway along left wing and tail looks battered. (J Cope)

Osprey – John Cope

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Dipper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Grey Heron, 17 Great Crested Grebe, 1m Tufted Duck, 1 Mute Swan, 50+ Mallard, Coot, Moorhen. (R Mudge)

Lizard: Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail, at least 5 White Wagtail, 2 Chough. (N Sluman)

White Cross: 1 Hobby flying next to Royal Cornwall Showground this morning. (B Bosisto)

Foage Valley: 3 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Chiffchaff & 1 Blackcap. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Crowlas: Osprey south at c17:40. (R Veal)

Rame Head: Ortolan Bunting early AM at Coast Guard Cottages, then one PM in fields off Military Road and then two more seen fly from field to bushes not seen again. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Ortolan Bunting – Chris Buckland

Predannack Airfield (No public access): 4 Whinchat and 1 Wheatear, viewed from Windmill Farm. (P&C Brewster)

Marazion: Whimbrel flew over marsh at about midday. 2 Turnstone and c6 Ringed Plover on beach at 14:45. (D Jenkins)

Lizard Village: 1 Ortolan Bunting, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit. (I Maclean)

Lizard Point: 30 Yellow Wagtail, 40 White Wagtail. (I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Whinchat. (I Maclean)

Goonhilly: 2 Whinchat. (I Maclean)

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 drake Eider, 267 Gannet, 2 Fulmar, 235 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Shag, 24 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to St Mary’s: 136 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 26 Gannet, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Shag, 3 Black-headed Gull, 6 Common DolphinSt Mary’s to Wolf Rock: 112 Manx Shearwater, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 13 Gannet, 2 Fulmar, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Common DolphinWolf Rock to Penzance: 10 Common Tern, 478 Manx Shearwater, 125 Gannet, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Guillemot, 1 Kittiwake, 8 Common Dolphin, 2 Harbour Porpoise. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

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Thursday 30th August 2018

Late news, 29/8, Croft Pascoe: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Tawny Owl  (D Eva)

Porthgwarra:Sykes’s Warbler in scrub by the stonewall pool this am and still present this afternoon and evening. (M Wallace) Also 2 Wryneck (one below ruined building, one at stonewall), 24+ Yellow Wagtail over, 1+ Pied Flycatcher, 3+ Whinchat, ‘many’ Tree Pipits over, 13 Wheatear, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Ringed Plover. (R Veal, M Wallace, R Wilkins et al.) Hella Point seawatch (07:00-09:45): 1 juv. Sabine’s Gull, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Sooty Shearwater reported.

Sykes’s Warbler – Phil Taylor

Devoran: 1 male Ring-necked Duck with Mallards. (S Votier)

Nanjizal: 300 birds ringed including 1 Nightingale, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Redstart, 97 Sedge Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 80 Blackcap, 44 Willow Warbler, 14 Grasshopper Warbler, 13 Reed Warbler, 15 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (M Grantham, K Wilson)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Wryneck east side Willow Carr at 10:00. (A Horn-Norris) Wryneck seen again from standing stone at 10:25. (R Veal, D Chadwick) Also 2 Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Water Rail, 1 Wheatear, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 14 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler. (R Veal)

Cot Valley: 1 Wryneck half way along public footpath between Letcha (south side of Cot Valley) and Polpry Cove (near bottom of Nanquidno) at 10:40. Also 1 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat and 2 Spotted Flycatcher shared between the valleys. (N Wheatley)

Callington: 1 Wryneck reported in a garden at Newbridge.

Pendeen (06:00-09:00): 3 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 6 Common Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern, 10 Common Scoter, 12 Whimbrel.  (P Flint)

Gwithian Towans: 1 Hooded Crow. (M Spicer)

Drift: 1 Marsh Harrier high SW over reservoir 09:20, 5 Little Egret, 18 Teal, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 60 Swallow. (D Flumm) 4 Little Egret, 6 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Chiffchaff, 30+ Swallow. (K Bowers)

Grey Wagtail, Kevin Bowers

Little Egret, Kevin Bowers

Cormorant, Kevin Bowers

Sancreed: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 3 Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Porthilly Beach: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Curlew, 15 Greenfinch, 2 Raven overhead. (S Grose)

Hayle Kimbro Pool: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper. (S Kolodziejski)

Lizard: 1 Spotted Flycatcher and several Tree Pipits at various locations. (S Kolodziejski)

Lizard Peninsula (08:00-15:45): 120+ Tree Pipit (lots more prior to 08:00 per T Blunden), c40 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Wheatear, Garden Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 20 Blackcap, 20 Whitethroat, GSWoodpecker, Swift, 4 Sand Martin, steady Swallow/House Martin movement, c15 White Wagtail, 4 Grey Wagtail. (M Pass)

Old Lizard Head: 5 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, 75+ Goldfinch, 1 Whimbrel (over). (J St Ledger)

Caerthillian (near Pump-house): Tree Pipits (heard), 3 Whinchat, 2 Whitethroat, 50+ Linnet. also Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler. (J St Ledger)

Croft Pascoe: 5 Spotted Flycatcher (3 adult, 2 young).  (J St Ledger)

Whinchat, John St Ledger

Spotted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 7 Little Grebe, 3 Lapwing from Stuart Hutchings hide. (G Adams & J St Ledger) 1 Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Black Tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, c15 Dunlin, c15 Ringed Plover, 3 Lapwing. (S Kolodziejski)

Hayle Estuary: 2 juv Curlew Sandpiper from the causeway this evening. Carnsew Pool: 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper. (T McGowan)

Marazion Beach: 1 Knot, 7 Redshank, 4 White Wagtail, 2 Sandwich Tern. (R Veal)

Polgigga: 14+ Whinchat, 1 Tree Pipit. (M Wallace, R Veal)

Maer Lake: 1 Knot, 1 Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Craven)

Siblyback Lake: 3 Common Sandpipers, 6 Ringed Plovers, 9 Dunlins, 3 Grey Wagtails, 20 Pied Wagtails, 8 Wheatears, 1 Shovler, 2 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 8 Grey Herons, 8 Sand Martins,100 House Martins, Barn Swallows, 6 Blackcaps, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Kingfishers. (C Buckland, M Beer) 20 Little Grebe, 12 Cormorants, 3 Wheatear, 2 Treecreeper, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Dunlin. (R Napp)

Wheatear, Rick Napp

Dunlin, Rick Napp

Cormorant, Rick Napp

Dobwalls: 54 House Sparrows in the garden (C&J Duffy)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 3 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Spit: c80 Oystercatcher, 8 Sandwich Tern, 2 Turnstone and 1 Med Gull roosting on the harbour wall. (M Jones)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Dipper, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Coot, 7 Great Crested Grebe (3 juv), 52 Canada Geese, 19 Moorhen, 2 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 75 Med Gull. (S Rowe)

Lethytep, Lanreath: 2 Greenfinch. (P Hambly)

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