Friday 16th September 2016

Late news, 15/9, Church Cove: 1 Icterine Warbler and 1 Wryneck at Parn Voose Cove.

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Water Rail, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Wigeon, 10+ Teal, 50+ Canada Geese, 1 Stonechat, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (A Piper)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Whiskered Tern still.   (M Lammas, B Porter)

MLammas_WhiskTern_160916Whiskered Tern, Mick Lammas

Penlee Point: 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (D Allan)

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-backed Shrike (ranging between top of 60-foot cover and cattle pond), and 1 Common Redstart also in area of cattle pond. (P&H Taylor)

PTaylor_rbshrike_160916Red-backed Shrike, Phil Taylor

Helford River, Tremayne Quay:Osprey quartering incoming tide at 2.30pm, 1 Dalmation Pelican sat off Groyne Point at 2.40pm. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Tehidy Woods: 1 Woodcock seen landing in field between woods and North Cliffs. (J.Baker) 

Loe Bar, Penrose: 1 Dalmatian Pelican seen circling above Loe Bar slowly heading towards Gunwalloe at ~12.30, but had returned by the evening and 2 juv Mediterranean Gull among flock of Black-Headed Gulls. (R Doggart)

Scillonian Crossing, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 Drake Eider, 13 Fulmar, 2 Manx Shearwater, 200 Gannet, 3 Guillemot, 1 juv Kittiwake, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull and a Harbour Porpoise. (B Craven, DK Parker) Wolf Rock to St Mary’s: 2 Fulmar, 12 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 30 Gannet, 3 Shag, 2 Great Skua, 1 Razorbill, 4 Guillemot, 2 auk sp, 3 Sandwich Tern, 3 Kittiwake, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 13 Herring Gull, 1 Common Dolphin and 1 Ocean Sunfish. (B Craven, DK Parker) St Mary’s to Wolf Rock: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 21 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 152 Gannet, 8 Shag, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Great Skua, 1 Guillemot, 41 Black-headed Gull, 37 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Lesser Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Herring Gull and 4+ Common Dolphin including 1 calf. (B Craven, DK Parker) Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 Drake Eider, 1 Fulmar,11 Manx Shearwater, 460 Gannet, 4 Shag, 1 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot, 2 auk sp, 1 Kittiwake, 35 Great Black-backed Gull, 18 Herring Gull and 1 Common Dolphin. (B Craven, DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Green Sandpiper, also 1 Peregrine over. (A Nicholson)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper.

St Ives: 2 Long-tailed Skua, 5 Pomarine Skua and 8 Balearic Shearwater.

Pendeen: 1 Great shearwater and 2 Sooty Shearwater past. Also 5 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 6 Arctic Tern 9 Balearic Shearwater and 16 Chough reported. (M Bishop, P Freestone)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Copperhouse Creek: 18 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 28 Oystercatcher, 31 Bar-tailed Godwit, 23 Redshank, 2 Greenshank and 138 Wigeon. (M Bishop)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again.


Thursday 15 September 2016

Late news, 14/9 Stithians Reservoir: 2 Whinchat (S Jackson). 1 Whimbrel, I Common Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk from the Stuart Hutchings hide. (G Adams)

Late news, 14/9 Camel Estuary: 14 Cormorant, 15 Grey Heron, 25 Little egret, 14 Mute Swan, 12 Canada Goose, 2 Shelduck, 20 Mallard, 5 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 4 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 25 Oystercatcher, 9 Ringed Plover, 10 Knot, 30 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 15 Curlew Sandpiper, 70 Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Bar-tailed Godwit, 80 Curlew, 200 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 60 Great Black-backed Gull, 100 Herring Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 House Martin, 15 Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 5 Jackdaw, 30 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 10 House Sparrow and 3 Goldfinch between Wadebridge and Tregunna. (M Scawen)

Late news, 14/9 Bude: Wryneck again showing well in private garden. Photos taken by cottage owner. Also a Convolvulus Hawk Moth. (per H Kendall)

Late news, 14/9 Portscatho: Wryneck on the coast path.

Argal Reservoir: Whiskered Tern again this morning. (S Rogers, L Proctor – photos, A McKechnie – photo) Still present at 17:30 also 2 Common Sandpiper (J. Chapman)

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Loe Pool: Dalmatian Pelican still present, 10 GC Grebe and 3 Ringed Plover on the bar. (B Burgess)

Maenporth: 2 Peregrine at 17:00. (B Burgess)

Tolvaddon Downs: 50+ Goldfinches (T Hasdell)

Laneast Down: 1 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 3 Whinchat, 11 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 6 Reed Bunting, 25 Meadow Pipit, 6 Skylark, 35 Linnet and 25 Goldfinch (L Sampson) 

Davidstow: Juv Rose Coloured Starling at c11:45, on the west side of the airfield , near to the old barn buildings, with c50 Starlings, also Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Ruff. (R Eynon, C Imms – photo) American Golden Plover still present but flushed by photographers (not the aforementioned), please stay in the car. (Eds)


Porthgwarra: Red-backed Shrike and Wryneck by Halfway Wall, also 2 Lapland Bunting, Dotterel, 6 Golden Plover, Ruff, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 100+ Wheatear, 30+ Whinchat,3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler and 1 male Redstart in the moor area. (G Wyatt)

Polgigga: Ortolan Bunting in bulb field NW of Higher Bosistow. (M Wallace) 1 Turtle Dove on wires. (DK Parker) Little Bunting reported in stubble fields by Lower Bosistow.

Nanjizal: 253 birds ringed including 48 Chiffchaff, 32 Willow Warbler, 24 Sedge Warbler, 79 Blackcap, 13 Reed Warbler, 12 Whitethroat, 8 Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Garden Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, Wryneck and Nightingale. Also 2 Ortolan Bunting in the area. (K Wilson)

Land’s End: 1 Wryneck by Trinity Pool, 33 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 5 Whitethroat, 2 White Wagtail. (P & H Taylor) At least 2 other Wryneck reported along the cycle track.

St Buryan: 1 Barn Owl just west of village. (P & H Taylor)

Trevose Head: Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, Firecrest and Yellow Wagtail this morning. (DI Julian)

Cot Valley/Nanquidno: Wryneck at Boscregan Farm, Redstart, Tree Pipit, 12 Wheatear, 7 Whinchat and 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (N Wheatley)

Lizard: Icterine Warbler and a very showy Wryneck, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and several Chiffchaff at Parn Voose Cove. (M Bishop)

Gurnards Head: 1 Turtle Dove at 13:30.


Wednesday 14th September 2016

Late photo, 11/9, Porthgwarra: 1 Lapland Bunting. (P Tongue)

PTongue_lapland-bunting_110916Lapland Bunting, Peter Tongue

Polgigga: 1 juv Pallid Harrier over Raftra Farm area, but not relocated. (M Wallace)

Argal and College Reservoirs: 1 juv/1w Whiskered Tern, (M Halliday, P&H Taylor et al) also 1 Osprey flew over College Res. (M Spicer, T Mills)

Whiskered Tern, John Chapple

tmills_whisktern_140916Whiskered Tern, Tony Mills

Davidstow Airfield: 1 American Golden Plover, 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 3 Ruff, 4 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin and 4 Wheatear. (M Halliday, P Stidwill, A Langdon, M Spicer, T Mills)

PStidwill_bbsandpiper_140916Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Phil Stidwill PStidwill_amgplover_140916American Golden Plover, Phil Stidwill
PStidwill_ruff_140916Ruff, Phil Stidwill PStidwill_curlewsand_140916Curlew Sandpiper, Phil Stidwill
PStidwill_amgplover_140916American Golden Plover, Phil Stidwill PStidwill_goldenplover_140916Golden Plover, Phil Stidwill

Charlestown: 2 pairs and two young Peregrine regularly sighted by coastguards at the Coastguard Watch throughout the summer. (D Hastilow)

Bude: 100+ Canada Goose, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Redshank, 1 Turnstone and 1 Dunlin. (H Wilkins)

HWilkins_redshank_140916Redshank, Helen Wilkins HWilkins_dunlin_140916Dunlin, Helen Wilkins

Newquay, private garden: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 f Pied Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (D Grose)

Helston Loe Pool: 1 Dalmatian Pelican,  1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Great Crested Grebe. (M & T Hasdell)

The Lizard: 33 Ringed Plover, 15 Dunlin, 1 Knot, 27 Wheatear. (A Pay)

Windmill Farm: 1 Green Sandpiper. (A Pay)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 juv Little Ringed Plover though mobile, 3 Knot, 1 Ruff and 6 Greenshank then flew off from 1f Sparrowhawk. Carnsew Pool: 5 Sanderling, 2 Turnstone, c25 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Common Sandpiper. (R Veal)

Gannel Estuary: 17 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Grey Plover, 15 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel. (S Rowe)

Falmouth to Truro ferry: 1 Osprey at 12.45. (B Burgess)

Calenick Creek: 1 Spoonbill and 7 Greenshank. (A Nicholson)

ANicholson_spoonbill_140916Spoonbill, Andrew Nicholson

Sennen to Land’s End cyclepath: 7 – 10 Wryneck, also Wheatears. (P&A Maddern)

Trevedran: 1 Greenshank, 1 Whinchat, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 yellow wagtail, 30 Swallow and Sand Martin. (M Bishop)

Camel estuary, Dinham area: 5 Curlew Sandpiper, 10 Knot, 6 Greenshank, and 1 2cy Yellow-legged Gull. (D Julian)

Cot Valley – Nanquidno: 1 Wryneck, 1 Hobby, 1 Tree Pipit, 9 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat and 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (N Wheatley)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again.

Roseannon Downs: 1 Osprey over.

Porthilly beach: 1 Black-necked Grebe offshore.

Polzeath Beach: 1 wp Mediterranean Gull. (R Nelson)


Tuesday 13th September 2016

Davidstow Airfield: 1 American Golden Plover, 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 4 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 1 Turnstone, c10 Dunlin, c15 Ringed Plover (L Sampson)

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Hannafore: 2 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 14 Turnstone, 1 male Eider (2.30pm). (G Berti)

Argal Reservoir: 1 juv Whiskered Tern. (B Porter)


Whiskered Tern, Ben Porter


Whiskered Tern, Ben Porter

Gannel Estuary: 55 Canada Goose, 7 Little Egret, 1 Little Stint, 2 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 21 Bar-tailed Godwit. (S Rowe)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper. (C Moore)

Porthgwarra: 1 Wryneck and 1 Lapland Bunting still.

Pendeen: 1 Grey Phalarope close inshore at Portheras Cove this morning also 1 Cory`s Shearwater, 51 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Black-throated Diver past.

Perranuthnoe, Trenow Cove: 6 Bar-tailed Godwit and 7 Little Egret. Boat Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Osprey again.

Lizard Point: 1 Cory’s Shearwater lingered offshore then flew west, 7 Balearic Shearwater. Lizard village: 1 Turtle Dove.

Helston Loe Pool: 1 Dalmatian Pelican and 70+ Sand Martins and Swallows. (B Dodd)

Padstow: 57 Mediterranean Gull and 32 Sandwich Tern. (D Julian)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Copperhouse Creek: 1 Ruff, 21 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Redshank, 5 Curlew, 8 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank and 2 Kingfisher, also 1 Spotted Redshank heard over this evening. (M Bishop)