Sunday 1st September 2019

Late news, 31/8, Land’s End: Hooded Crow reported (hybrid not excluded?).

Late news, 31/8, Downderry: Birds moving west 06:35-08:40 included 550+ Gannets, 240+ Manx Shearwaters, 2 Balearic Shearwaters, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Sandwich Terns, 1 Great Skua, 2 Common Scoters and 1 Whimbrel. (A Payne)

Trevescan: Western Bonelli’s Warbler again early this morning. (M Halliday) Still present at 16:45. (R Treeby) Please park considerately.

Western Bonelli’s Warbler – Mark Halliday

Western Bonelli’s Warbler – Mark Halliday

Western Bonelli’s Warbler – Richard Augarde

Ryan High Lanes: 1 Osprey sitting on a telegraph pole. (K McEndoo)

Kingsmill Lake: 17 Greenshank, 46 Redshank, c90 Curlew, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 11 Juv Dunlin, 1 juv Knot, 1 juv Spotted Redshank, 2 ad and 1 juv Sandwich Tern, 11 Little Egret and 6 Cormorant (P Kemp)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Osprey still present at 10.30 unsuccessfully hunting fish; 3 Swift; 60+ Swallow & House Martins (mixed), 1 Greenshank & 2 Common Sandpiper disturbed by lone fisherman. West bank covered in Devil Spit which had more Small Tortoiseshell & Painted Lady butterflies than I have seen anywhere else this year. Also single Comma & 3 Common Blue. (J Hawkey)

Godrevy (06:50-11:00): 1 Grey Phalarope, 8 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 28 Sandwich Tern, 50+ Kittiwake, 1 Common Scoter, 1 sp Great Northern Diver, 4 Knot, 15 Sanderling. (S Rogers, R Veal et al)

Porthkidney: 1+ Grey Phalarope lingering, flying short distances then landing, 65 Sandwich Tern. (S Rogers, R Veal) 4 Grey Phalaropes reported in the afternoon. (B Steel) Also Little Tern c16:15. (M Ahmad) Adult Sabine’s Gull landed in with the tern flock at 17:20 but flew at 17:40 past the Island, St Ives. (S Rogers)

St Ives: 65-70 Sandwich Terns off the station. (M Elliott)

Caerthillian: 1 Red-backed Shrike (I Bown)

Red-backed Shrike – Ian Bown

Red-backed Shrike – Ian Bown

Seaton Beach/River: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 10+ Black-headed Gulls. (D Symons)

Gwithian Towans: Lapland Bunting flew east.

Porthgwarra: Pied Flycatcher & Spotted Flycatcher early morning, south end of 60 ft cover. 5 Willow Warblers, 2 Marsh Tits, 5 Wheatears on the moor. Ringed Plover over and 3 Clouded Yellows. (G Wyatt)

Goonhilly Downs Nature Reserve: 1 Common Buzzard, 1Kestrel, 1 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat and 2 Clouded Yellow Butterflies. (S Chandler)

Porthleven to Prussia Cove: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff, 6 Wheatear, 3 White Wagtail, 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly along cliff path. (D Flumm)

Whimbrel – Dave Flumm

Whimbrel – Dave Flumm

Carlyon Beach/Spit Beach: 66 Cormorant, 6 Eider, 1 Scoter sp. 45 Oystercatcher, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Wheatear, 13 Sanderling, 28 Turnstone, 2 Dunlin, 2 Knot, 19 Ringed Plover, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Clouded Yellow. (S Grose)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Jay, 1 Cormorant, 4 Moorhen, 8 Mute Swan. (C Hooper)

Grampound Road: 1 Hobby pursuing a of group 15+ Hirundines over Village Hall at 13:30. (J St Ledger)

Par Beach: 4 Sandwich Tern, feeding. (J St Ledger)

Devoran: 1 Osprey, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin. (V&S Rutherford)

Navax Point to Godrevy Point: 1 Chough, 7 (m, f, 5 juv) Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 juv Meadow Pipit, 1 Kestrel, 15 Fulmar, 12 Gannet, 20+ Oystercatcher 10.30-11.45. (M Webb)

Chough and Wheatear – Martin Webb

Nanjizal: 1 Wryneck on footpath on southern side of valley. Also 3+ Wheatear, 10 Gadwall over. (D Beadle, S Ellis)

Padstow: 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Common Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Swallow, 2 House Martin. (I Toogood-Johnson)

Lizard Point: 27 Turnstone on rocks at 17:30. (RB & PC Girling)

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Saturday 31st August 2019

St Ives Bay: Sub adult Brown Booby off Godrevy 09:34 to 10:30 at least. (M Ahmad, R Wilkins et al.) Brown Booby towards St Ives at 10:55. (M Elliott) Brown Booby on rocks off Porthgwidden at c11:40. (K Jones) Present until 12:45 when it flew west. (J Chapple, J Ryan, et al.)

Brown Booby – Linton Proctor

Brown Booby – Richard Augarde

Brown Booby – Mashuq Ahmad

Brown Booby – Mashuq Ahmad

Brown Booby – Mashuq Ahmad

Brown Booby – John Miller

Brown Booby – John Miller

Gwithian: 2 Great Shearwater, 1 Artic Skua, 1 Brown Booby. (P Flint, R Wilkins)

Pendeen Watch: Brown Booby reported at 13:07. (A Gaunt) 8 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Bonxie, 10.30-1.30pm Manx Shearwater were passing in huge numbers just beyond the rocks, 150 – 200 per min on 6 separate counts, Manx Shearwater also passing further out on a broad front.. (G Wyatt)

Brown Booby – John Chapple

Trevescan: Western Bonelli’s Warbler still in the Sycamores at Vingoe Cottage at 10:00. Please park considerately. (B Dodd) Still present at 16:50. (J Chapple, K Jones)

Godolphin: 1 White Stork circled West Godolphin engine house mid afternoon then headed toward Rosudgeon. (S Yandall)

West Looe: Juv Little Gull. (M Dobinson)

Porthgwarra: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 possible Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and a Merlin. (A Rosney)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Eider, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull, 65 Great Black backed Gull, 1 Rock Pipit, 29 Turnstone, 30 Cormorant, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew. (S Grose)

Lizard Point: 1 Balearic Shearwater and 20 Sooty Shearwater reported.

Lizard Point seawatch 10:30 – 11:30: 9 Sooty Shearwaters, 1 Great Skua

Croft Pascoe plantation: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 4+ Spotted Flycatchers (inc 1 juv), 2 Coal Tit, 9 Blue Tit, 9 Long-tailed Tits, 1 Chiffchaff & 2 Great Tit. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Marazion Beach: 21 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Sanderling. (S Grose)

Sancreed: Osprey west over our house 12:30 hrs. (D Flumm)

Osprey – Dave Flumm

Osprey – Dave Flumm

Drift Reservoir (members only): Osprey in Red Lodge arm of reservoir this afternoon until flushed by photographers, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 6 Teal, Mute Swan, Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Swift, 2 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Ruan Lanihorne: Osprey at 15:40.

Truro: 2 Ospreys fishing between Truro and Malpas.

North Cliffs: 2 Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 7 Greenshank, 2 Snipe, 4 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover. (B Bosisto)

Lethytep, Lanreath: 7 Mistle Thrush and 1 Kingfisher. (P Hambly)

Newquay: 1 Tawny Owl at Trevemper sewage treatment works.(S Grose)

Cape Cornwall: 5 Sooty Shearwater and 2 Arctic Skua. (N Wheatley)

Friday 30th August 2019

Trevescan: Western Bonelli’s Warbler in the garden of Curlew Cottage at 09:45 also 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (G Wyatt) Still present in the Ash and Sycamores at Vingoe Cottage late morning calling frequently and still associating with single Chiffchaff. (LGR Evans) Please park considerately.

Riviere Towans: 12 Sandwich Tern, c30 Sanderling, 1 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel also a steady flow of hirundines heading SW along the coast. (DK Parker et al.)

Gwithian beach: 38 Ringed Plover, 2 Knot, 9 Turnstone, 5 Sanderling, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Gwithian Towans: 23 Gannet, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 5 Turnstone, 20 Oystercatcher, 10 Wheatear, 5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Lapland Bunting, 1 Kestrel and 40 Grey Seal. (S Windle) Grey Wagtail, 44 Mediterranean Gulls, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 18 Sanderling, 4 juvenile Red Knot, 30 Ringed Plover and Northern Wheatear. (LGR Evans)

Lapland Bunting – Stevan Windle

Lapland Bunting – Stevan Windle

Godrevy Point: 1 Black Tern and Sooty Shearwater this afternoon.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 18 nominate Cormorant, P.c.carbo, 8 Teal, 1 Gadwall, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Swift, 10 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm) In addition 1 Osprey, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail, 25 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma and 30 Painted Lady butterflies along west side this afternoon. (D Flumm)

Wadebridge: 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Red-legged Partridge, opp Ball Terrace. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 18 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 3 Turnstone, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Knot, 10 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall 54+ Mediterranean Gull & 15 Sandwich Tern. Ryan’s Field: 1 Common Sandpiper & 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (J Hawkey) Black Kite reported at 13:00 looking towards Lelant from Ryan’s Field, Osprey flew towards Copperhouse Creek.

Siblyback Lake: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 20 + Pied Wagtails, 5 Willow Warblers, 10+ Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap, 30+ Goldfinches, 10 Linnets, 1 N Wheatear, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Grey heron, 16 L Grebes, 2 Tufted Ducks, 3 Coots, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Reed Bunting, 5 Swifts,200+ Swallows, 100+ House Martins, 3 C Buzzards. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin, 3 Curlew, 4 Lapwing, 7 Snipe, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap (male). (J St Ledger, S Williams)

Snipe – S Williams

Bullfinch – S Williams

Blackcap – S Williams

Restronguet Creek, from Point Quay: 6 Sandwich Tern (feeding), 12 Turnstone, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (J St Ledger, S Williams)

Sandwich Tern – S Williams

Black-tailed Godwit – S Williams

Redshank – S Williams

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Knot, 1 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger, J Cope)

Devoran: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Knot, 1 Osprey, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 24 Oystercatcher, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 120 Redshank, 79 Curlew, 7 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover, 7 Teal (D Eva, J Cope, D Carrier)

Osprey – D Carrier

Porthgwarra: 6 Commic Terns, 4 Arctic Tern, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Puffin, 2 Bonxie, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Marsh Tit. (B Bosisto) Also 2 Chough, 10 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 6 Raven (1 rolling), 4 Painted Lady, 1 Clouded Yellow (M Claughton, R Roe)

St Enodoc Golf Course: 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,11 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Penzance: 30+ Turnstone  feeding on mud and weed by Dry Dock. (D Jenkins)

Towan Head: 1 juv Peregrine, 42 Oystercatcher, 17 Turnstone. (S Rowe)

St Ives: 1 possible Brown Booby seen from afar flying amongst a flock of Gannets beyond Man’s Head. Also 1 Little Egret, 1 Arctic Skua, 20+ Gannets and 10+ Cormorants. (K Money)

St Newlyn East Downs: 1 Barn Owl, 1 Snipe. (S Grose)

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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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Tuesday 27th August 2019

Late news, 26/8, Dozmary: 1 Wryneck in the evening. (B Craven)

Wryneck – Brian Craven

Wryneck – Brian Craven

Late news, 26/8, St Buryan: White Storks on St Buryan Church. (J Thomas)

White Stork – Julian Thomas

Late news, 26/8, Park Head: 7 Chough. (C Taylor)

Nanjizal: Blyth’s Reed Warbler trapped at 07:30 and released in Sallows at Polgigga duck pond. Also 2 Wryneck, 9 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 119 Sedge Warbler, 6 Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher, 11 Whitethroat, 26 Blackcap, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler trapped and ringed. Spotted Crake and Nightjar seen. (K Wilson, B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Polgigga: Blyth’s Reed Warbler till 08:30 at the back of the pond in the Sallows. 1 Pied Flycatcher this afternoon. (O Mockeridge)

St Ives: Brown Booby photographed close inshore off The Island / Porth Gwidden at 07:34 but flew south towards the harbour and lost to view. (K Jennings) Also 6 Common Scoter west, 11 Sandwich Tern west and 6 Harbour Porpoise. (D Flumm) Brown Booby reported again west past The Island at 14:30. (B Bosisto) Also 1 Stonechat and 2 Wheatear on The Island by the coast guard station. (K Money)

Drift Reservoir (members only): At least 15 White Storks still at 06:30. 1 Osprey at c12:40. (D Flumm, R Menari) 20 White Stork eventually flew off at 11:00. (C Hannon) Also 2 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 20+ Mallard, 7 Teal, 35 Canada Geese, 15 Cormorant, 1m Kingfisher, 5 Willow Warbler. (M Webb) No sign of the White Storks this evening but 3 Little Egret and 1 Osprey roosted at 20:30. (D Flumm)

White Stork – Martin Webb

Sennen Cove: 1 White Stork flew over towards Skewjack Farm.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 White Stork flew high to east over the estuary late morning, returning early afternoon and landed on Ryan’s Field, giving excellent views from hide. (K & J Mortimore) White Stork bearing colour ring GB2E white on blue over left knee. (MJ Spicer)

White Stork – Mike Spicer

White Stork – Rob Creek

Trevescan: Western Bonelli’s Warbler still in the Pines behind the small orchard.early afternoon. Behind Curlew Cottage at 18:40. (J Thomas)

Laneast Down: 1 Grasshopper warbler (juv), 3 Whinchat, 7 Stonechat, 1 Tree pipit (heard), 1 Reed bunting, c30 Linnet, c30 Goldfinch, 3 Stock dove, 2 Raven. (L Sampson)

Tywardreath: 2 House Sparrow ( adult female feeding 1 young from garden feeder). (R. Barlow)

Lizard Point: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater 05:45-08:30. Also 1 Pied Flycatcher, 7 Wheatear & Yellow Wagtail. (N Sluman)

Porthcurno: 2 Great Shearwaters reported at 08:20.

St Ives: 3 White Stork over towards Clodgy Point at 09:25.

Porth Kidney: 1 juv Little Tern. (R Wilkins, M Halliday)

Little Tern – Mark Halliday

Little Tern – Mark Halliday

Rame: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Whitethroats, 2 Chiffchaffs, 20 Linnets, 2 Tree Pipits. (C Buckland)

Kingsmill Lake 0630 -0730: 12 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, I adult summer plumaged Black Tern. (GD Lewis)

China Fleet Club 0745: 1 1st summer Black Tern on the artificial lake. (GD Lewis)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 14 Curlew, 10 Snipe, 12 Teal. (J St Ledger)

Caerthillian area: 1 Wryneck (probably new bird), 5 Whinchat, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Tree Pipit, 6 Wheatear, 1 Redstart. (M Pass)

Porthgwarra: Sooty Shearwater past the coastguards and 1 Pied Flycatcher by Dolphin House in Pine opposite car park copse. (R Creek)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Whitethroat and 6 Sedge Warbler. (DK Parker)

Saturday 22nd August 2015

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Coot, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin and 1 Common Sandpiper. (MJ Spicer)

The Lizard, Bass Point: 1 Western Bonelli’s Warbler, 1 Nightingale, 4 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher and 6 Willow Warbler. (S Votier)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Ruff, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher and 1 Gadwall. (R Menari)

Polgigga: 1 Pied Flycather and 2 Tree Pipit on Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Estuary: 1 Ring-billed Gull. Ryan’s Field: 3 Common Sandpiper and 7 Dunlin. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Land’s End: 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 12+ Storm Petrel, 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull and 200+ Manx Shearwater from the Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Marazion beach: 1 Little Stint

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 m Garganey.

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Monday 17th August 2015

Late news, 16/8, Cape Cornwall: 1 Tree Pipit over golf course. (P Fraser)

Porthgwarra, Trevean Pool: 1 Western Bonelli’s Warbler in pine trees. (M Wallace, M Halliday, T Mills et al) Also 1 Pied Flycatcher and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (M Halliday, T Mills) Porthgwarra to St Levan: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 8 Whinchat, 4 Tree pipit, 4 Wheatear and 6 Willow Warbler. (M Wallace)

Wadebridge: 1 Black Stork drifting over up the River Camel. (D Julian)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Sandwich Tern (1 adult, 1 juv). Also 1 Common Dolphin (swimming inside 4 knot buoys) and, sadly, 1 dead Risso’s Dolphin. (J St Ledger)

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Siblyback Lake: 2 Mediterranean Gull and 4 Little Grebe. (R Hurrell)

Bodmin Moor, Brown Willy: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Hobby and 10 Redpoll (inc juvs). (B Bryne)

Marazion beach: 1 Little Stint. (A McKechnie)

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Little Stint with Dunlin, Alex McKechnie

Lizard, Church Cove: 1 Lesser Whitethroat and lots Clouded Yellow and Painted Lady butterflies. (S Turner)

Kenidjack: 2 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 2 Clouded Yellow butterfly, 1 Hornet Hoverfly and a few Porpoise. (J Swann)

Nanjizal: 1 Ortolan Bunting over, 1 Wryneck, 4 Grasshopper Warbler  and 4 Pied Flycatcher. (K Wilson)

St Buryan: 1 f Marsh Harrier. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 Ring-billed Gull again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Bude, Maer Lake: 2 Wood Sandpiper.

Land’s End: 2 Whinchat. (P&H Taylor)

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