Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Late News, 21/09, Scillonian Crossing: Scillonian: Great Skua, juv Puffin, 15+ Razorbill, 8 Guillemot, 50+ Manx Shearwater, 200+ Gannet, 4 juv Kittiwake, Minke Whale, 100+ Common Dolphin. (J Howells)

Porthgwarra: Paddyfield Warbler top of the ridge east of the stonewall pool near the elder clump to 09:30 only. Also Tawny Pipit over,Yellow-browed Warbler at SE corner of Trevean at 08:00 and Redstart on track to Three Chimneys. (M Wallace) 1 Whinchat on ridge. (N Rogers)

Lapland Bunting – Chris Townend

Tresemple Pool: 1 Cattle Egret. (S Elton)

Penmount Crematorium: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at the entrance. (R Wilkins)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1w Caspian Gull, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, Pintail, Shoveler and 2 Snipe.(M Ahmad)

1st winter Caspian Gull – Mashuq Ahmad


Lamorna: 7 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, 6 Common Scoter 3+ Risso’s Dolphin from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Levant: 6 Balearic Shearwater (M Scott-Ham)

Carnyorth Common: Juv. Cuckoo, 29 Golden Plover (M Scott-Ham)

Marazion: Little Stint still at Red River mouth. (M Ahmad). 2 Grey Plover, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin. (J Witheywood)

Little Stint & Common Redshank – Mashuq Ahmad

Wadebridge: 14 Cattle Egret from Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose) 1 Great Egret over flying north this afternoon. (D Julian)

Crowdy Reservoir:14 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 18 Tufted Duck, 1 Juv Common Gull, 79 Black headed Gull, 101 Lesser black backed Gull, 200+ Goldfinch, 51 Pied Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, 3 Siskin, 1 Redstart, 5 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Lower Moor: 7 Lapwing, 163 Rook. (S Grose)

Millbrook: 10 Cattle Egret again. (D Julian)

Rame Head: 2 Ring Ouzel in the churchyard this morning. (B Taggart)

Downderry: Arctic Skua west and 2 Great Northern Divers east early this morning.(A Payne)

Cape Cornwall: Wryneck by EastBound house on coast path between Carn Gloose and Cape Cornwall. (C Townend)

Kenidjack: Wryneck, Water Rail, 8 Stonechat, 26 Robin, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail, 30 Meadow Pipit, Siskin (heard only), 2 Chough. Also 6 Harbour Porpoise & 4 Common Dolphin. (D Flumm)

Wryneck – Dave Flumm

Nanjizal: 138 birds ringed. Migrants included 2 Common Redstart, Yellow-browed Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 107 Blackcap, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler and 3 Grasshopper Warbler. (K Wilson)

Hayle Estuary: 5 Pintail, 1 Spotted Redshank, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit. CarnsewGreat  Egret, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 29 Dunlin; 5 Grey Plover. (J Hawkey).

Carnsew pool: Baird’s Sandpiper, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Great White Egret, Kingfisher, 3 Greylag Geese over (S.Finch)

Mount Hawke: 21 Collared Dove on overhead wires. Also 1 Jay, 8 Goldfinch. (RB & PC Girling)

Devoran to Point: 5 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 1 Osprey (not ringed) caught fish at 09.30, 2 Spotted Redshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk (over). (J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Curlew, 2 Wigeon. (J St Ledger)

Great White Egret – John St Ledger

Soap Rock vicinity: 2 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, 50+ Swallow/House Martin, 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail over, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Hummingbird Hawk Moth. (J Evans)

Lower Predannack: 1 Wryneck, 6 Raven, 1 Skylark, 1 Whitethroat, 10+ Stonechat, 2 Pink-footed Goose feeding at the small pond, then took off over Windmill Farm heading North, 1 Marsh Harrier heard not seen. (J Evans)

Croft Pascoe Plantation: 6 Crossbill over (J Evans)

Old Lizard Head: adult male Ring Ouzel  then probably same bird later by Kynance Road. (T Blundon)

Housel Bay: Yellow-browed Warbler. (T Blundon)

Lizard Downs: Dotterel. (T Blundon)

Caerthillian: Nightingale still south of surfers car park. (T Blundon)

Coverack: 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Turnstone, Curlew, Little Egret, 12 Mediterranean Gull. Red Kite over drifting north at 15:40. (D Wood)

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Monday 21st September 2020

Late News, 20/09, Pendeen Watch: ringtail Hen Harrier (G Jones)

Late News, 19/09, Buttermilk Hill: 1 Short-eared Owl. (V Stratton)

Late News, 20/09, Buttermilk Hill: 1 Barred Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear, 9 Stonechat, 7 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 22 Curlew, 47 Meadow Pipit, 16 Swallow. (V Stratton)

Porthgwarra: Adult Tawny Pipit on the coast path north of Halfway Wall but constantly being flushed by walkers. Also, c.40 Meadow Pipit, 2 ‘Flava’ Wagtail, 15 Wheatear, Lapland Bunting, c200 Linnet, Siskins heard only, 2 Chough, 4 Kestrel, 3 Sparrowhawk. (D Flumm) Firecrest at Trevean Pool. (S Stanbury) Also, Wryneck (close to ruins), Yellow Wagtail, Juv Hobby, Clouded Yellow, Bottle-nosed Dolphin, Harbour Porpoise, Bluefin Tuna. (M Scott-ham)

Tawny Pipit – Dave Flumm

Tawny Pipit – Dave Flumm

Tawny Pipit – Dave Flumm

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Baird’s Sandpiper still at Tempest. (P Fraser) Great White Egret on Ryans Field. (T Polglas et al) Also, 1 Hummingbird Hawk-moth. (T Parrell)

Great White Egret – Marlene Rouncefield

Great White Egret – Tom Polglase

Great White Egret – Marlene Rouncefield


Curlew – Tom Parell

Hummingbird Hawk-moth – Tom Parrell

Godrevy: Semipalmated Sandpiper, also 1 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Knot, Greenshank. (T Mabbett)

Reawla: 1 Wood Warbler. (T Polglase)

Nanjizal: Wryneck at Faraway Cottage. (M Wallace) Black Kite in stubble field to north of the valley. (D Flumm) 151 ringed including 29 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 91 Blackcap, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Stonechat, 1 Kingfisher. Overhead: Black Kite, Great Egret, 8 Yellow Wagtail (1 possible Grey-headed). (P Roseveare)

Skewjack: Black Kite and Red Kite circling high between here and Ardensawah, Raftra. (P Clement, P Taylor, D Eva)

Raftra: 1 Wryneck (D Eva)

Bolventor: White Stork over the A30. (K Doleman)

Penzance: 5 Mediterranean Gull with c.30 Black-headed Gull over Tesco. (D Flumm)

St Agnes Beacon: Red Kite & Marsh Harrier over. (G Lawlor)

Land’s End: Wryneck still present at Trinity Loop, Whinchat, Sparrowhawk, Chough, Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 5 Stonechat. (J Hawkey) Also, 3 Whinchat. (J St Ledger)

Whinchat – John St Ledger

Drift Reservoir: Shoveler, Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 5 Wigeon, 2 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, c300 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin. (D Flumm) Also 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (M Ahmad)

Bar-tailed Godwit – Mushaq Ahmad

Bar-tailed Godwit – Mushaq Ahmad

Bar-tailed Godwit – Mushaq Ahmad

Sancreed: Wheatear, Tree Pipit, Blackcap, Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, one of which plucked a black and white feral pigeon from the air. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno Downs: Ad male Hobby and Whinchat. (M Scott-ham)

Church Cove, The Lizard: dead Short-eared Owl on approach to the lifeboat station.  Very deep wound at side of body just below base of wing, possibly talon-inflicted.  (M and A Lord)

Windmill Farm: 3 Whinchat. (D Wright)

Treleaver (near Black Head, Coverack):  2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Common Scorer, 1 Vagrant Emperor, 1 Common Hawker and 1 Clouded Yellow (D Wright)

Gweek: 1 Osprey over at 08:25. (P Tolchard)

Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 71 Redshank, 40 Curlew, 18 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Chiffchaff. (A Nicholson)

Pendower Beach: 5 Whimbrel, 24 Oystercatcher. (L Bosisto)

Gribben Head: 12 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 4 Blackcap, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Peregrine, 30 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Clouded Yellow. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Kingsmill Lake: Osprey flew toward Tamar at midday, 4 Knot, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 84 Curlew, 1 Lapwing (M Beer) Also, Osprey at 1210 a bird flew over, harried by gulls, then off up the Tamar. 2 Great Crested Grebe and a Marsh Tit. (R & A Smaldon)

Landulph: Great White Egret a bird flew in from the eastward at about 1030. It appeared to drop into the marsh but could not be relocated.  (R & A Smaldon)

Maer Lake: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 2 Spotted Redshank, 4 Ruff, 8 Snipe, 3 Lapwing, 20 Dunlin, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 15 Teal, 1 Curlew. (M Lammas, C & T Nicholson)

Portscatho: Turtle Dove. (S Marshall)

Turtle Dove – Steven Marshall

Wadebridge, Town Bridge: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 195 Redshank, 5 Dunlin, 3 Snipe over. (S Grose)

Trewornan Bridge: 9 Cattle Egret, 1 Great White Egret, early am. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 166 Mediterranean Gull on mussel crates at 11.15am.(S Grose)

Rialton Barton Farm: 3 Red legged Partridge, 1 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Rame Head: 3 Spotted Flycatcher at watch field Penlee, 4 Wheatear,1 Tawny Owl, fem Merlin along coast then at Military road on post. Also a Spotted Flycatcher,at Polhawn, 6 Chiffchaff,8 Blackcap, 2 Wheatear and 7 Stonechat. (C Buckland)

Buttermilk Hill: 6 Common Whitethroat, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Sparrow Hawk, 4 Common Buzzard, 18 Stonechat there were 5 pairs that bred this year, 42 Meadow Pipit, 2 Tree Pipit. (V Stratton)


Saturday 30th May 2020

Late news, 25/5, Levant: 2 Red Kites. (G Ruhrmund)

Late news, 25/5, Carn Gloose: 1 Kestrel. (G Ruhrmund)

Late news, 26/5, Penzance: 3 Purple Sandpiper at Jubilee Pool, down from 15 on 25th. (M Ahmad)

Late news 29/5, Kenidjack: Hobby flew east over valley at c12:00. It,or another, flew east over St Just at 13:55. (P Clarke)

St Levan: Adult male Little Bittern inadvertently flushed from Sycamore Valley south of Grey Gables house and flew towards the chuch but lost to view and not relocated. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: Tawny Pipit at Nanjizal House. (K Wilson)

Polgigga: Golden Oriole flew along Bosistow Lane this evening and dropped into trees behind the duckpond. (M Wallace)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Hobby, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 55 Canada Geese including 3 hybrids and a pair with 2 (from 3 earlier) goslings, 25 Swift, 1 Garden Warbler. Also a small Canada Goose sp. resembling parvipes ‘Lesser Canada Goose’ (present 2nd-8th May then returned today).  (D Flumm)

parvipes-type Canada Goose (with Greater Canadas and a hybrid), Dave Flumm

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Pair of Tufted Duck on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker) Also 3 Little Grebe + 6 juv, 9 Lesser Black backed Gull. (S Grose)

Hayle Harbour: 1 m Kestrel with prey, 1 Oystercatcher incubating eggs on roof. (S Grose)

Land’s End: c185 Guillemot on Armed Knight. (D Flumm) 250+ Guillemot, 8+ Razorbill, 1 pair Wheatear (carrying food). (J St Ledger)

Guillemot, John St Ledger

Wheatear, John St Ledger

Carn Glaze, Bartinney Downs: 6 Red Kite. (D Flumm)

Camel Estuary: Osprey over Camel Trail at the Shooting Range, it circled couple of times then few off north. (N McBreen)

St Just in Roseland: Two Red Kite. (J Cumming)

Pentire Point West: 1 Barn Owl towards Crantock Beach. (S Grose)

Pillaton: 15 Swift to the north west. (I J Bennallick)

Stepper Point: Male Yellow Wagtail ssp  in cattle fields above quarry but very elusive. (B Bosisto L Payne P Roseveare)

Kit Hill, Callington: 7  Buzzard, 1 Red Kite, 1 Kestrel. (G Roberts) 4 Red Kite over fields just to the south of Kit Hill 10:30 – 12:45. (M Beer)

Harrowbarrow: Willow / Marsh Tit visiting our garden feeders. (G Roberts)

Cheesewring area, Bodmin Moor:  3 Wheatear (including one at nest site),  4 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 female Yellowhammer (collecting nesting material). Also 1 Small Heath butterfly. (D Sharpe)

Minions Village: 15+ Starlings, including many juveniles. (D Sharpe)

Stithians: 1 Red Kite, 1 Lapwing, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 pairs Reed Bunting have fledged 4 chicks each, 2 pairs of Whitethroat with broods of  4 young and 6 young, 2 pairs of Willow Warbler with broods of 4 young and 6 young (D Eva)

Botallack: 1pr Wheatear. (S Grose)

Kenidjack: 1 m/juv Sparrowhawk, 4 Raven, 1 m Blackcap, 7 Linnet, 1 Song Thrush ( feeding young, has a metal ring on left leg). (S Grose)

Cape Cornwall: 1 m Kestrel, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull, 3 Rock Pipit, 4 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Carn Gloose: 13 Linnet, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Buzzard, 3 Swift. (S Grose)

Cot Valley: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (S Grose)

Penlee Point: Spotted Flycatcher at Penlee NR this morning. (C Buckland)

Gluvian, St Mawgan: 3 Red Kite east, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Noctule Bat (B Bosisto)

Carbis Bay: 4 Red Kite. (H Hodder)

Ottery St Mary: 1 Red Kite. (R Camm-Keyte)

St Ives: 1 Red Kite heading E 10.30h (G Jones)

Penryn: 1 Red Kite over East 1630. (J Holmes)

The Rumps: 14 Puffin, 20+ Guillemot, 10+ Razorbill, few Shags and Cormorants, large pod of Common Dolphin. (M Lammas)

Wadebridge, St. Matthews Hill: 4 Red Kite (D Wilson)

Camelford: 2 Red Kites, high and heading NE. (J Burges)

Sunday 17th May 2020

Late News, 16/05, Gerrans Bay and Gull Rock: 4 Great Northern Divers,3 Dunlin and 10 Sanderling. (R Kirkwood)

Sanderling – Rupert Kirkwood

Razorbill – Rupert Kirkwood

Sanderling and Dunlin – Rupert Kirkwood

Late News, 16/05, Draynes Valley: 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (L Birtwistle)

St Just, Hendra: Tawny Pipit again in potato fields. (S Rogers et al)

Tawny Pipit, Steve Rogers

Polgigga: 2 Turtle Dove late afternoon. (M Wallace) Also, 1 Lesser Whitethroat at turn-off to Brew. (R Augarde)

St Buryan: 2 Bee-eater at Treverven then drifted West. (J Ryan)

Marazion: Drake Garganey still on Long Rock Pool. (D Julian)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Siskin (D Eva) In addition 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (J Witheywood)

Spotted Flycatcher – Jen Witheywood

Goonhilly: 2 Cuckoo. (J Chapple)

Lethytep, Lanreath: Grey Wagtail feeding recently fledged young. (P Hambly)

Grey Wagtails – Philip Hambly

Hensbarrow Downs: 13 Willow Warbler, 5 Cuckoo, 1 Reed Bunting, 6 pairs Stonechat (4 young from 3 pairs), 5 Skylark, 2 Blackcap, 1 Common Whitethroat. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

St Martin in Meneage: Red Kite low over garden drifting northwest and being mobbed by a Rook. (S Chandler)

Ryan’s Field, Hayle: 1 Buzzard, 2 Great Tit, 6 Reed Warbler, 2 Little Egret, 1 Sedge Warbler. (K. Bowers)

Reed Warbler – Kevin Bowers

Little Egret – Kevin Bowers

Sedge Warbler – Kevin Bowers

Newlyn Downs: 1 Cuckoo, 5 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, c16 Linnet, 5 Yellowhammer, Willow Warblers. (L Sampson)

Bugle, Goonbarrow: 1m Redstart, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Skylark, 2 Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull. (S Grose)

Whitemoor: 1 Cuckoo. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 3 m Yellowhammer, 3 Buzzard, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Raven, 2 m Blackcap, 1 Jay, 11 Linnet, 2 prs of Stonechat. (S Grose)

Temple, Bodmin Moor: 2 Cuckoo. (J Eames)

Cuckoo – Jim Eames

Walmsley Sanctuary: 13 Dunlin, 1 Reed Warbler, female Mallard with 12 Duckling (B Bosisto)

Benallack, Grampound Road: 1 pair of Linnets. (T Buchan)


Saturday 16th May 2020

St Just, Hendra: Tawny Pipit again in potato fields, 10 Swift, f Wheatear. (D Flumm, N Rogers et al)

Tawny Pipit, Steve Rogers

Tawny Pipit, Nigel Rogers

Tawny Pipit, Dave Flumm

Porthgwarra: probable 1s American Golden Plover in flight, last seen heading North. (M Wallace)

Mount’s Bay: presumed Night Heron headed SSE high out to sea over Mousehole before turning SSW. Also 5-6 Risso’s Dolphin, c100 Common Dolphin all from Mermaird II. (M Elliott)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1m Tufted Duck, 1f Scaup, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Canada Goose +7 Goslings, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Cormorant, 1 Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Redstart (m+f), 5 Mistle Thrush, 99 Rook, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 2 Skylark,1m Wheatear, 1m Reed Bunting (on the ground in front of hide), 2 Coal Tit, 3 Crossbill, 4 Linnet, 1 Roe Deer, 3 Broad bodied Chaser. (S Grose)

Davidstow Woods: 1 Marsh Tit, 7 Siskin, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 pr Raven at nests, 3 Buzzard, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Nuthatch.  (S Grose)

Longrock Pool: drk Garganey again. (D Parker)

Roscroggan: 2 Tufted Duck (1m & 1 fem) on small pool at SW64999 41934. (First time I have seen anything here except an occasional Moorhen and a one off Grey Heron.) (D King)

South Tehidy: Singing Garden Warbler at SW65039 42162. (D King)

Porth Reservoir: 3 Coot + 3 juv, 1 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 3 Kingfisher, 1m Tufted Duck with a pr of Mallard + 5 juv (the young ducks are diving for weed with the Tufted Duck while the adult Mallards rest below the dam wall), 12 Great Crested Grebe + 2 juv. (a further 2 nests being incubated), 1 Jay. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Cuckoo, 3 Garden Warbler, Blackcap feeding young, 7 pairs Great Tit and 8 pairs of Blue Tit in boxes from clutch just started, to young about to fledge, 2 Reed Bunting nests with 5 eggs (D Eva)

Trispen: 1 Red Kite. (L Sampson)

Blisland: 1 Cuckoo, 2m Redstart, 1 Mistle Thrush (L Sampson)

Penwithick (private garden): 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 5 Chaffinch, 1 Blue Tit, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Pied Wagtail (1 adult 1 juvenile). (K Bowers)

Pied Wagtail, Kevin Bowers

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kevin Bowers

Blackbird, Kevin Bowers

Sancreed: Red Kite very high NE 09:15 hrs. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 36 Canada Geese incl 3 goslings and 2 hybrids, male Tufted Duck. (D Flumm)

Godolphin Village and Hill: Sparrowhawk, 1f Wheatear (Clive Richards)

East Pentire: 1 Wheatear. (A Butler)

Charlestown: 3 juv, 1 ad Goldfinch (D Hastilow)

Goldfinch, David Hastilow

Breney Common: 3 singing m Yellowhammer, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Buzzard. Also Beautiful Demoiselle 5M 3F, Large Red Damsel, Common Blue Damsel, Broad Bodied Chaser 2M 3F, Marsh Fritillary 1, Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary 1, Small Heath 1, Brimstone 1M, 2F, Peppered Moth 1. (D Cooper)

Carclaze: 1 Grey Heron, 5 Great Tit (3 fledglings), 1 Swallow, 1 Linnet, 1 Skylark. (D Cooper)

Black Head, Coverack: 2 Risso’s Dolphin heading towards Bass Point at 16:30.  Also 1 Porpoise (P Bedford).

Porth Joke: 18 Common Whitethroat, 12 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 11 Sedge Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Dunlin. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Trevothen, Coverack: 4 Red Kite including 1 individual with distinctive battered tail. (D Beadle)

Downderry: 12 Whimbrel on the beach, 6 Great Northern Diver on the sea and 8 Common Scoter flew west early this morning. (A Payne)

The Rumps: 50+ Swallow, 4 Wheatear, 8 Rock Pipit, 4 Meadow Pipit, 8 Fulmar, 20+ Kittiwake, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 2 Common Whitethroat, 3 Puffin, 8 Linnet, 1 Pheasant, 50+ Razorbill, 20+ Guillemot, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Stonechat, 20+ Skylark, 20 Cormorant, 8 Shag, 20 Great Black Backed Gull. Also many Common Blue butterflies, 2 Grey Seal. (C Travis)

Razorbill, Charles Travis

Common Blue, Charles Travis

Penzance Boating Lake:

Mute Swan, Mashuq Ahmad

Friday 15th May 2020

Big Garden Sit, Saturday 16th May: We will again be collating records from birders participating in the #BigGardenSit, held every Saturday in April and May, all birds in or recorded from your garden betwen 8 -9:00am. See the garden listing pages for more info on taking part and results from previous counts.

St Just, Hendra: Tawny Pipit in potato fields, present into early evening. (N Wheatley et al)

Tawny Pipit, Mike McKee

Tawny Pipit, Mike Spicer

Porthgwarra: 7 (2 singing male) Wheatear, drk Gadwall, c20 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler 9 juv. Stonechat being fed. (R Veal) 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (T McGowan) Also Hobby over Carn Trevean. (J Eaton) Also Dotterel reported by non-birder on coast path between Trevean and Stonewall. (per R Veal)

Polgigga: 3 Red Kite. (R Veal) Also 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Marsh Harrier at Skewjack 17:20 and 1 Greenshank over 22:05. (M Wallace)

Longrock Pool: drk Garganey. (S Rogers, P Fraser)

Chapel Carn Brea: 2 Cuckoo, 2 Stock Dove. (R Veal)

Carn Galver: 1 Cuckoo calling (B. Toms)

Mevagissey: pr Red-legged Partridge. (T Harrison)

Trebarwith Strand: 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing. (N Page)

Porth Mear Valley: 1 Sedge Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 3 Reed Warbler , 7 Wheatear (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Wigeon, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 1 White Wagtail, 1 male “Channel Wagtail” (presumed intergrade between Western Yellow Wagtail flavissima & flava). (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Siblyback Lake: 20 Canada Goose, 32 Mallard, 3 pairs Tufted Duck, 1 pair Little Grebe, 1 sum plum Dunlin, 22 Swift, 60+ Sand Martin, 15 Swallow, 15 House Martin, 15 singing Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 8+Siskin. (K Pellow)

Stithians: 1 Red Kite over 18:00. (R Curtis)

Rosecraddoc Woods to St Cleer: 1 Red Kite again, 3 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Swift, 3 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 1 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch. (R Frost)

Caradon Hill: 1 Redstart (male singing), 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Blackcap, 8 Willow Warbler, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Stonechat. (A Parker)

Charlestown: Red Kite at 15:00. (N Best)

Downderry: 7 Whimbrel and 2 female Wheatear along the coast early this morning. (A Payne)

Seaton: 1 Reed Warbler singing and a Barn Owl in flight, female Siskin in the garden. (A Payne)

Bodmin Moor, Stokes Hill: 2 Redstart (male), 5 Yellowhammer, 3 Cuckoo, 2 Wheatear, 1 Green Woodpecker, 8 Swift. Withybrook Farm: 1 Redstart (male), 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger) Bearah Tor: 1 Redstart (female), 2 Cuckoo, 3 Wheatear. Cheesewring Farm: 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (J St Ledger)

Redstart, John St Ledger

Spotted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

Yellowhammer, John St Ledger

Feock: 2 juv starlings being fed by parents. (K Dalziel)

Starling – Kate Daziel

Ruan Lanihorne: 2 Red Kite in low flight over Demain Farm, Fal Valley between Sett Bridge and Tregony, 10:20am (Jo Hall)

Saturday 14th September 2019

Late news, 13/9, Gwennap Head:  1 Wheatear, 8 Chough (including one group of 5 individuals), multiple groups of Gannet, several flocks Linnet (inc one of c16 birds), 1 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 2 Grayling (mating) 2 Clouded Yellow. (M Claughton, D Roe) Also 1 Great Shearwater and 1 Sooty Shearwater at 11:20. (M Binding)

Late news, 13/9, Scillonian III wildlife cruise, 13/9, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 15 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Oystercatcher, 43 Kittiwake, 116 Gannet, 3000+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 3 Common Scoter, 21 Great Black-backed Gull, 50 Black-headed Gull, 3 Fulmar, 2 Swallow, 1 Guillemot. Wolf Rock to St Marys: 33 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Guillemot, 2 Kittiwake, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. St Marys to Wolf Rock: 22 Manx Shearwater, 119 Gannet, 2 Great Skua, 1 Fulmar, 2 Common DolphinWolf Rock to Penzance: 425 Manx Shearwater, 26 Gannet, 1 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot, 1 Fulmar, 14 Great Black-backed Gull, 14 Kittiwake, 1 Arctic Skua. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Late news, 13/9, Ruan Lanihorne: 3 Osprey. (C Hughes, S Buckle)

Nanquidno/Cot Valley: Tawny Pipit in big sloping field above Polpry Cove at 09:30-09:40. (N Wheatley)

Porthgwarra: Tawny Pipit reported briefly at 09:30.

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield by the orange windsock to late morning at least, also Curlew Sandpiper. (P Ash) Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Lizard: Juv Rosy Starling on Morwenna Apartment roof. Firecrest Bass Point. 3 Whinchat Kynance Road. (M Pass) 3 Whinchat, 9+ Wheatear, 3 Tree Pipit, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap and 12 Chiffchaff. (L Langley)

Sancreed: White Stork arrived very high from east 14:35 then turned NW when 2 km from Beacon before continuing west over hills towards St Just 14:48. 6 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 8 Stonechat, 4 Whitethroat, 16 White Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 140 Linnet area. c700 Swallow, 4 Sand Martin east. (D Flumm)

White Stork – Dave Flumm

Windmill Farm: Red-backed Shrike (juv) in field at south end of reserve, 10 Wheatear, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Whitethroat. (D Wright)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Osprey (unringed juv), 4 Little Egret, 3 Gadwall, 13 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 6 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, c60 Swallow, c30 House Martin, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 6 Alba Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm) Also 1 Whimbrel over. (T Mills)

Osprey – Dave Flumm

Osprey – Dave Flumm

Marazion: 1 Wheatear on the beach. (M Costa) c20 Pale-bellied Brent Geese offshore at 08:20. (P St Pierre) 55 Pale-bellied Brent Geese early afternoon. (M Elliott) Firecrest in a private garden. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Whinchat and 1 Wheatear. (P St Pierre)

Penzance: Green Sandpiper over Heamoor, calling. (P St Pierre) 3 Firecrest in Morrab Gardens and 2 Firecrest South Parade opposite the Acorn Theatre. (M Elliott)

Land’s End: Wryneck, 5 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whitethroat, 3 White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail & 1 Ringed Plover on Treeve Moore. 9 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat south of the car park and Golden Plover over. (P St Pierre)

Land’s End to Sennen: 4 Whinchat, 18 Wheatear. (P St Pierre)

Lamorna: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 2000+ Manx Shearwater and c10 Bluefin Tuna. (M Elliott)

Porthgwarra: 4 Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater and 3 Grey Phalarope by 09:30.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover (juv), 1 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 4 Lapwing, 6 Curlew, 31 Teal, 1 Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Raven, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (J St Ledger, L Langley) 2 Wood Sandpipers reported this afternoon.

Kingfisher – John St Ledger

Porth Joke: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 15 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 9 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 160 Swallow. (S Rowe)

Maer Lake: 1 Knot, 1 Little Stint with 7 Dunlin plus 2 Lapwing 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 17 Black tailed Godwits, 1 Common Sandpiper, a few Mallard and Black headed Gulls, probable Zebra Finch in thick hedge, but very elusive. (H Kendall, M Worden, A Roberts)

Sancreed: 4 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 16 White Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Pendeen: 6 Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, 1 Hobby, 138 Swallows east in 15 minutes at Woon Gumpus Common. (P Clement)

St Levan: Wryneck at top of Sycamore Valley plus 42 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, Firecrest, Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit, 2 Willow Warbler between here and Porthgwarra. (M Wallace)

Coverack: 4 Pale-bellied Brent Geese on rocks below the car park. 5 Pale-bellied Brent Geese in the bay at 16:15. (M Tindall)

Brent Goose – Martin Webb

Brent Goose – Martin Webb

Pentewan: 2 Spotted Flycatcher on the coast path at Higher Polstreath. (J Dunning)

Bodinnick: Common Sandpiper on the shoreline. (J Dunning)

Higher Bosisto/Nanjizal headland: 11 Wheatear; 8 White Wagtails; 1 Yellow Wagtail; 1 Whinchat; 1 Sparrowhawk; 2 Choughs; 4 Stonechats, 8 Clouded Yellow butterflies (inc. 1 Helice) feeding on dandelions on grass cliff face. Also Holly Blue, Painted Ladies, Red AdmiralsWall Browns and other common butterflies. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Towan Head: 11 Wheatear, 1 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 38 Oystercatcher, 3 Turnstone, 11 Linnet, 5 Rock Pipit, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kittiwake. (S Grose)

Crowdy Reservoir: Little Stint at mid-day, seen on far side just past fence area. (B Rankine)

Little Stint – Barry Rankine

Little Stint – Barry Rankine

Little Stint – Barry Rankine

Pendeen: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (P Combridge)

Rame Head area: Tree Pipit over E, 1 Wheatear female/juv, 10+ Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, female Kestrel, 2 Raven, 2 Clouded Yellow, 9 Painted Lady, 5 Red Admiral and 1 Small Copper. (R Smaldon)

Dozmary Pool: 7 Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 1 Snipe, 5 Wheatear. (K Pellow)

Colliford Reservoir: 23 Great Crested Grebe, 27 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 33 Swallow heading south. (K Pellow)

Whipsiderry: 2 Peregrine Falcon on Zacry’s Islands, 7 Oystercatcher, 1 m Reed Bunting, 2 Kestrel, 5 Raven, 7 Corn Bunting, 33 Linnet. (S Grose)

Malpas: 2 Osprey over Bar Creek this evening.

Padstow: 2 Osprey this evening. (P Morley)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Ruff, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Greenshank, 26+ Grey Heron. (R Veal)

Herons – David Hastilow

Godrevy: flock of Sanderling. (D Hastilow)

Sanderlings – David Hastilow

Ruan Lanihorne: 2 Osprey. (D Hall, J Hall, S Buckle, J Lewarne et al)

Devoran: 1 Osprey successfully fishing at 16:30. (R Loader)

Osprey – R Loader

Porth Mear: 1 Curlew, 7 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 7 Chough, 15 Blackcap. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Chough – Bob Bosisto

Chough – Bob Bosisto

St Merryn: 1 Barn Owl, 5 Grey Partridge at Trecarus Farm. (S Grose)

Nanquidno: Firecrest in Byways Cottage garden this afternoon. (P Munro)

Rosewall Hill: 120 House Martin, feeding over conifers where swarms of flies were gathered, 60+ Swallow, 2 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 4 Whitethroat, 150 Meadow Pipit, 4 Willow Warbler, 14 Stonechat, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Raven. Also, several Wall Butterflies, Large White and Small White, Peacock, Red Admiral and several Painted Lady butterflies. (V Stratton)