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)

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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)

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Wednesday 28th August 2019

St Ives (0600-0830): 1 Black Tern (West at 07:15), 22 Commic Tern, 7 Sandwich Tern, 1 Wheatear. (DK Parker, R Veal et al.) Brown Booby reported distantly (c2km) at 07:54 although many on site were unconvinced, reported again at 10:10 flying towards Carbis Bay. c19,000 Manx Shearwater (counts per min of 40 first hour, 75 second and 200/min last hour), 3 Balearic Shearwater, 28 Dunlin & 6 Harbour Porpoise 06:45-09:45. (D Flumm)

Trevescan: Western Bonelli’s Warbler again in the garden of Curlew Cottage. (M Spicer) Still present 17:00. (J Hawkey)

Pendeen: 1 Tawny Pipit reported along lane East of Calartha road.

Porthgwarra: 1 Melodious Warbler in willows and scrub just South of dried up pool. (P Clement)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: White Stork (part of released flock) still present at Ryan’s Field at 07:40. (J Parker) Also 17 Teal, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir (members only): At least 1 Osprey still, fishing at times. (M Spicer, J Hawkey) 1 moulting ad. Little Stint, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Snipe, 1 Osprey, 4 Black-tailed Godwit this evening. (S Rogers)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet in Valley Gardens at 08.10 & again at 16.00. (J Baker)

Caerthillian, The Lizard: Wryneck, hunting Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 3 Chough and 2 Wheatear (A Witheywood)

Wryneck, A Witheywood

Kestrel, A Witheywood

Gwithian: 1 Knot, several Ringed Plover and Dunlin in rain before flushed by dogs. (J Hicks)

Wilsey Down: 4 Crossbill, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker. (L Sampson)

Calstock, River Tamar: 1 Osprey downriver at 15:50. (G Lewis)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 juv Spotted Redshank, 1 Common Sanpiper, 18 Greenshank, 1 juv Knot, 13 Black-tailed Godwits, 94 Curlew, 24 Little Egret, 3 Whimbrel, 8 Cormorant and a few Redshank. (P Kemp)

Stithians Reservoir: 1800hrs 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 10 Curlew, 10 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 10 Teal, 2 Swallow, 15 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard (S Van Hear)

Land’s End: 15+ Yellow Wagtail, 100+ Starling at Trinity loop. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthilly Point: 46 Sandwich Tern, 5 Curlew, 21 Mediterranean Gull, 31 Turnstone,1 Ringed Plover 1 Dunlin, 5 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 7 Linnet, 2 Raven, 75 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Knot, 2 Sandwich Tern (1 adult, 1 juv), 11 Ringed Plover, 20+ Dunlin, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Lapwing in with Oystercatcher, 5 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger) 1 Curlew and 1 Whimbrel. (P Carter)

Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin and Ringed Plover, John St Ledger

Sandwich Terns, John St Ledger

Porthcurno: 4 Balearic Shearwater by 09:33.

Tywardreath: 11 Goldfinch ( 4 adults, 7 young – 2 of which being fed by adult birds) on garden feeders; 1 young Woodpigeon and 3 young Bullfinch feeding on feeder spill. (R. Barlow)

Rame: Pied Flycatcher at Rame Barton Farm by the gate also 2 Chiffchaffs, 20 Linnets, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Collared Doves, 30+ Wood Pigeons, 1 Chaffinch. (C Buckland)

Pied Flycatcher – Chris Buckland

Rumps and Pentire: 4 Fulmar, 200+ Manx Shearwater, 15 Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 5 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 15 Swallow, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wren, 1 Stonechat, 7 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 3 House Sparrow, 45 Linnet, 1 Barrel Jellyfish. (M Scawen et al.)

Porth Reservoir: 13 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Coot, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull, 1 Great Black backed Gull, 87 Mallard, 11 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Jay, 4 Blackcap, 2 Jay, 3 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry/ Porth Island: 3 Peregrine, 42 Fulmar, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 13 Oystercatcher, 13 Linnet, 1m Reed Bunting, 4 Raven, 7 Corn Bunting in seperate fields, 16 Oystercatcherm 21 Cormorant roosting on West Zacry’s islands. (S Grose)

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Saturday 24th August 2019

Late news, 23/8, RSPB Scillonian WIldlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 5 Eider, 2 Cormorant, 16 Shag, 7 Herring Gull, 255 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 227 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Minke Whale, 27 Common DolphinWolf Rock to Scilly: 106 Manx Shearwater, 109 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 1 Great Skua, 4 Cormarant, 7 Shag, 4 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common DolphinScilly to Wolf Rock: 48 Gannet, 21 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Shag, 22 Herring Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 68 Manx Shearwater, 1 Guillemot, 2 Fulmar, 1 Harbour PorpoiseWolf Rock to Penzance: 310 Manx Shearwater, 211 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Herring Gull, 7 Black-headed Gull, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 22 Common Dolphin. (M Jones, P Taylor)

Late news, 23/8, St John’s Lake: 20 Turnstone, 20 Sandwich Tern, 40 Redshank and 15 Dunlin with a small no of Med Gull (M Beer. C Buckland)

Late news, 23/8, Rame and Penlee: 4 Whitethroat and Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 20 Linnet,15 Goldfinch, 2 Sparrowhawk 1 Peregrine, 1 female Kestrel, 1 Sand Martin with 20+ swallow and 15 House Martin,  10+ Swift, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Fulmar, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Gannet. (M Beer, C Buckland)

Late news, 23/8, Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only): 6 Snipe, 1 Blackwit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Swift, 3 juv Gadwall. (B Bosisto)

Late news, 23/8, Lower Tamar Lake: 5 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 3 Tufted Duck, 4 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Wren, 5 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Greenfinch, 5 Robin, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Canada Geese, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay. Good numbers of Swallow and House Martins. (R Mudge)

Late news, 23/8, Davidstow: 2 Black Redstarts on the airfield. (C Selway)

Nanjizal: Tawny Pipit heard twice, plus 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 1 Garden Warbler and 1 Firecrest. Also 1 Convolvulus Hawkmoth, 1 Red veined Darter, 1 Long eared Bat. Please keep to public rights of way. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 6 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Swift. Clouded Yellow, 10 Small Tortoiseshell and a runt Painted Lady slightly smaller than Small Tortoiseshell but very fresh, presumably locally bred and otherwise immaculate.  (D Flumm) Osprey, Honey Buzzard, 15 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Clouded Yellow. (B Bosisto P Roseveare G Lawlor)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet in Valley Gardens at 17:15. (J Baker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB:  Juv Wood Sandpiper and juv Yellow-legged Gull of the bridge, (M Ahmad) Possible juv Curlew Sandpiper on Ryan’s Field, now re-identified as a Dunlin. Garganey reported off Old Quay House late morning now re-identified as a Gadwall. Also 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 150+ Canada Geese 11:10 – 11:25 (M Webb) 50+ Canada Geese, 8 Greylag Geese, 1 Grey Heron, 20+ Mallard, 1 drake Gadwall from Old Quay House car park 11:30 – 11:50. (M Webb) 78, Canada Geese, 8 Greylag Geese, 4 Common Teal,  14, mallard, 48 Curlew, 2, Whimbrel, 63 Mediterranean Gulls, 4, White Wagtails, 1 juvenile Osprey on the main estuary. 208, Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese,  4 Curlew, 1, Whimbrel, 3 Little Egrets, 56, Mediterranean Gulls. (V Stratton, E Jaun)

Common Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Common Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Curlew – Martin Webb

Gadwall – Martin Webb

Fistral Beach: 1 Raven, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Wheatear, 100+ Starling, 31 Oystercatcher, 32 Turnstone, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Rock Pipit. (S Grose)

Nanjizal-Porthgwarra: 1 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 1 Clouded Yellow, 20 Painted Lady. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 3 Yellow Wagtail with cattle at Ardensawah Farm. (M Wallace) Wryneck, Whinchat, Reed Warbler & Whitethroat below Trevean where the stream crosses the coastal path, also 2 Yellow Wagtail over. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Penzance: Osprey over the town centre flying south. (Jon@lancsbirder74)

Bodmin Moor, Leaze to Garrow: 7 Kestrel, 6 Buzzard, 5 Raven, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Wheatear, 30+ Swallow and 1 Blackcap. Butterflies included 4 Painted Lady, 7 Red Admiral, 5 Peacock, 2 Small 
Tortoiseshell, 13 Common Blue, 6 Small Copper. (B Bryne)

Maer Lake: 250+ Canada Geese, 1 Grey Heron, 19 Black headed Gulls, several Moorhens, 1 Lapwing and a moderately small number of Swallows, 1 Sand Martin. 2 Greenfinches. (H Kendall)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 9 Little Egret, 1 kestrel, 1 Buzzard. (P Ash)

Whimbrel – Paul Ash

Whimbrel – Paul Ash

Greenshank – Paul Ash

Malpas Truro: 10 Whimbrel, 50 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Oystercather, 3 Little Egret and 1 Grey Heron. (M Costa)

St Agnes: 2 Chough, between Chapel Porth and St Agnes Head at 13:30. (R B-H)

Riviere Towans, Hayle: Whinchat at Tom’s Holidays.

Caerthillian: 4 Chough, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff & 1 Whinchat. (D Eva, S Rowe)

Bass Point: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Wheatear, 3 Sparrowhawk. (D Eva, I Maclean)

Lizard Point: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Med Gull, 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Common Tern and Peregrine early am. (S Rowe, I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 3 Chough. (I Maclean)

Housel Bay: 1 Tree Pipit. (S Rowe)

Tywardreath: 32 Swallows on overhead wires in Southpark Road at 18:20 . (R Barlow)

Trevarrion: 3 Chough, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 5 Raven, 1 m Reed Bunting, 7 Stonechat, 2 Skylark, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Pheasant, 3 Common Lizard. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 117 swallows (mainly juveniles) feeding over marsh and offshore this evening. (J Hawkey)

St Merryn: 2 Barn Owl, 1 Buzzard calling over the school this eve. (S Grose)

St Ives: 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Tree Pipits, 1, female Sparrow Hawk, 50, plus Linnets, 14, Meadow Pipits on Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton, E Jaun)

Sennen: Pied Flycatcher reported in a private garden.