Sunday 27th October 2019

Land’s End: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Swingates, also Lapland Bunting and 2 Black Redstart. (J Packer)

Penzance: Juv Rosy Starling on roof of rear of flats opposite the hospital, viewable from top of Causeway Head. (M Elliott) 2m Eider, 1m Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Curlew, 9 Oystercatcher, 6 Rock Pipit, 103 Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plover, 7 Sanderling, 1 Black Redstart on the roof of the Bath Inn. (S Grose) 1 Black Redstart reported on Battery Rocks. Also, 1 on rocks by SW coastal path at the  harbour car park. (A Storrs)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Cattle Egrets in the NE arm. (M Ahmad) Also, 2 Little Egret, 18 Lesser Black backed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 5 Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail.(S Grose)

St Dennis: Black Redstart flying between gardens between 08:00 and 10:00. (P Ash)

Black Redstart – Paul Ash

Black Redstart – Paul Ash

Marazion: Black Redstart in back gardens of Green Lane. (DK Parker)

Longrock Pool: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

Polgigga, Bosisto Lane: Grey Wagtail, Black Redstart, Firecrest, Marsh Tit all at house where there is a gate halfway across the road. (J Miller)

Nanjizal: 1 White Stork, c400 Wood Pigeon, 2 Swallow, 16 Siskin, c40 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare. Also, 111 ringed. Migrants included, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff and 18 nominate Chiffchaff. 5 Firecrest, 14 Goldcrest, 39 Blackcap, 6 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing and 8 Blacckbird. (P Roseveare, E Cuff, I and K Wilson)

Lower Fowey Estuary: 1 Osprey. (R Kirkwood)

Osprey – R Kirkwood

St Ives Harbour: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (A Storrs) The Island: 4+ Rock Pipits and 2 Stonechats. (K Money)

Porth Joke: 1 Merlin, 13 Siskin, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Goldcrest, 12 Blackbird, 1 Redwing. (S Rowe)

Kelsey Head: 3 Snow Bunting west of Seal Island. (G May)

Gannel Estuary: 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Little Egret, 1 Curlew. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: 4 Snow Buntings 30m east of coastgurd lookout. (R Augarde) Ring Ouzel, Wheatear and Firecrest. (M Wallace) 1 Turtle Dove,1 Brambling in a flock of chaffinches, 4 Chough, 1 Merlin, 1 Yellow Browed Warbler. (C Coombes)

Skewjack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (M Wallace)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Pink-footed Geese again at Copperhouse. (D Balmer) Also,8 Greylag, 280 Canada Geese, 98 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 7 Curlew, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck, 63 Pied Wagtail. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: 1 Curlew Sandpiper (colour ringed) , 21 Ringed Plover , 2 Firecrest, 18 Siskin (B Bosisto)

Mullion Cove: 1 Black Redstart and 1 Firecrest. (A Lawson)

Godrevy Head: 1 Snow Bunting. (S Foote)

Rame Head: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at coast guards cottages and 1 Firecrest at church. (Chris Buckland)

Firecrest – C Buckland

Lizard Point: 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Teal, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver, 45 Mediterranean Gull. (I Maclean)

Lizard Village: 55 Stock Dove over, 2 White Wagtail (I Maclean)

Church Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Grade Marsh: 1 Marsh Harrier. (I Maclean)

Carharrack Woods: 1 Firecrest (A Hambury)


Sunday 13 October 2019

Notice: There will be an educational access group visiting Walmsley tomorrow, in the morning from 08:30 to 13:00. Please expect some disruption if planning a visit. (A Langdon)

Late News, 09/10, Mevagissey: Rough-legged Buzzard taken into care after being picked up by a member of the public. No further news on its condition or location at present.

Rough-legged Buzzard – Robert Wells

Crackington Haven: 1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Hentervene Holiday Park this morning but not seen after 1100. The bird was in a very unhealthy condition and thought unlikely to survive the day. It has been looked for this evening with no luck. The property owner decided that they did not wish for the bird to be disturbed in its current condition nor did they wish the impact of a twitch to disrupt their business during this busy holiday period. If the bird is in a better condition tomorrow then there is a possibility that access may be granted. (Bev Teague)

Yellow-billed Cuckoo – Bev Teague

Porthgwarra : 1 Red-eyed Vireo near the doctors House sporadically throughout the day. Also 64 Meadow Pipit , 2 Firecrest, 10 Goldcrest, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Turtle Dove, 16 Collared Dove, 1 Redwing, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Chough. (P Roseveare B Bosisto et al) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in the sallow clump south of Roskestal (M Wallace) 1 Balearic Shearwater reported.

Turtle Dove – N Truby

Caerthillian: 1 Barred Warbler still in valley scrub near the pool south of the pumping station. Also 1 Pink-footed Goose over, 1 Hobby, 1 Swallow (D Eva, S Grose)

Housel Bay: 1 Common Nightingale still present, gave close flight views mid morning (D Eva)

St Levan: 1 White Stork,1 Firecrest (B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Nanquidno: 1 Red-Breasted Flycatcher (B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Cawsand: Dusky Warbler with the Tit flock at the end of the valley by entrance to Cawsand Village. Also Firecrest. (D Clegg)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Pink-footed Goose with c400 Canada Goose early am only, 5 Tufted Duck, c30 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, c20 Golden Plover, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Firecrest (R Veal) Additionally 15 Little Egret, 7 Greenshank, 29 Bar-tailed Godwit , 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Plover , 1 Sandwich Tern ,1 Kingfisher (B Bosisto P Roseveare) 1 Osprey reported early afternoon over Carnsew Basin.

Pink-footed Geese – D Parker

Osprey – M Webb

Copperhouse: 1 Osprey, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Pink-footed Goose (presumed same as on the main estuary earlier). (B Mellow)

Lizard Point: 1 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Merlin, 9 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Manx Shearwater, 1 Pink-footed Goose (later landed in Housel Bay pond). (I Maclean)

Bass Point: 1 Brambling over

Treen: 1 Snow Bunting reported by Logan Rock

Pentire Point: 1 Snow Bunting reported

Cot Valley: 1 Snow Bunting on track to Cape Cornwall. (P St Pierre)

Treverven: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (J Ryan)

Newlyn: 2w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliot)

Mousehole: 2 1w Yellow-legged Gull on St Clements Isle. (M Elliott)

Sennen: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (1 adult, 1 2nd winter), 1 Grey Phalarope, 4 Sandwich Tern, 5 Chough ( B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Nanjizal: Marsh Tit, 1 Firecrest, 7 Chiffchaff and 13 Goldcrest ringed at the private ringing site. Please keep to public rights of way. (J Ryan, N Ward)

Trevean: 1 Merlin over (M Wallace)

St Ives Harbour: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (R Holder)

Pale-bellied Brent Goose – R Holder

Mousehole: 3 Balearic Shearwater and a Black-throated Diver past in the morning.

Rame Head: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in trees near the electricity substation. Also Firecrest and Ring Ouzel.

Downderry: most birds were moving east early this morning, 0800-0845, including a Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua and 41 Kittiwake. Meanwhile, a Great Northern Diver, a Red-throated Diver and a Common Scoter flew west. (Alan Payne)

Windmill Farm: 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 46 Meadow Pipit, 3 Raven, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Pheasant. (S Grose)

Helston Boating Lake: 3 Mute Swan, 24 Tufted Duck, 1 f Shoveler, 7 Coot, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Muscovey, 1 Call Duck, 1 escaped Ferruginous Duck, 17 Moorhen, 53 Mallard, 65 Black-headed Gull, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

St Dennis: 2 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest . 2 Greens . 1 Song Thrush (P Ash)

Firecrest – P Ash

Colliford and Dozmary Pool: 117 Canada Goose, 6 Cormorant, 5 Mallard,19 Tufted Duck, 489 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 8 Black-headed Gull, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 49 Carrion Crow, 24 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 620 Starling, 2 Wheatear, 16 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, 67 Linnet, 22 Meadow Pipit and 1 Dunnock. (DA Conway)

Ruan Lanihorne Quay: 1 Osprey 1 Barn Owl, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Little Egret, 40+ Curlew, 400+ Canada Goose, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron. (David Hall)

Pentewan Beach, Mevagissey: 1 Arctic Tern on the beach (Tessa Bell)

Arctic Tern – Tessa Bell

Hendersick, Looe: 2 Peregrine flying East along cliffs (A Thom)

Hannafore, Looe: 3 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 12 Oystercatcher, 6 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail (N Wills)

Crantock, West Pentire: 1 Yellowhammer, 65 Meadow Pipit, 80+ Linnet, 50+ Rook. (S Grose)

Treveal: 1 Firecrest, 7 Goldcrest, 3 Blackcap, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Chough. (S Rowe)


Friday 11th October 2019

Mousehole: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel flew West. Also 1 ad Pomarine Skua, 4 Great Skua, 1 ad Arctic Skua. (M Elliott)

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-eyed Vireo still late morning. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at hidden valley (M Wallace) 9 Great Skua, 7 Arctic Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 8 BalearicShearwater and 3 Manx Shearwater between 08:00 and 11:00. (J Hicks) Cove seawatch (10:00-14:30): 4 Grey Phalarope, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 23 Manx Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 14 Great Skua, 45 Kittiwake also 3 Chough, (J MacCallum-Stewart)

St Levan: 1 White Stork presumed release still in clifftop fields

Nanquidno: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher still opposite new build house.

Scillonian Crossing: 1 Long-tailed Skua flew south over vessel late afternoon. (K Vinicombe)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey flew across the back of Ryan Fields towards St Erth at 11:50 (I Dobson) 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Osprey, 1 Lapwing, 3 Grey Plover, 6 Sandwich Tern, 30+ Bar-tailed Godwit. (R Veal) This evening, 1 Osprey perched on middle post, 10 Turnstone, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Red-breasted Merganser. (J Evans)

Copperhouse: 1 Curlew Sandpiper midday. (M Warren) 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper this evening. (R Veal)

Talskiddy: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler calling late afternoon (P Roseveare)

Swanvale NR: 2 Firecrest mid afternoon ( one singing intermittently). (M Adkins)

Housel Bay: probable Nightingale still but elusive, calling well. (J Witheywood)

Downderry: birds moving west, 0800-0900, included a Great Northern Diver, a Great Skua and 130+ Kittiwakes. (A Payne)


Thursday 19th September 2019

Late photo, 12/9, Davidstow airfield: Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Barry Rankine

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, BarryRankine

Late news, 16/9 Marazion Beach: 21 pale-bellied Brent Geese at 17.00. Also 9 Sanderling, 8 Dunlin, 28 Turnstone, 22 Ringed Plover. Also Wheatear on Marazion Marsh. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 16/9 Ryan’s Field, Hayle: 7 Sandwich Tern over and 7 Bar tailed Godwit at high tide. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 17/9 Tresillian River: 2 Kingfisher chasing each other at Tresemple Pool. 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 18/9 Tresillian: significant movement of Swallows flying up the river at 19.30 for several minutes, as many as a thousand birds in the flock. Also 3 Common Sandpiper. (A Nicholson)

Davidstow airfield: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present also 1 Yellow Wagtail also good numbers of Dunlin and Common Ringed Plover.  (P Ash).  Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Paul Ash

Yellow Wagtail, Paul Ash

Yellow Wagtail, Paul Ash

St Levan: the presumed re-introduced White Stork still present.

Lizard: 1 Firecrest (point),1 Marsh Harrier (thru), 3+ Whinchat, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Wheatear (M Pass) Also1 juv Rosy Starling still.

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Caspian Gull reported.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Ruff and 1 Little Stint. 1 Osprey over estuary. (L Proctor) Osprey caught fish at c09.45. (K Noble) Carnsew Pool: 1 juv. Little Stint, 2 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 15 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 34 Bar-tailed Godwin, 6 Little Grebe late pm. (R Veal)

Little Stint, Mashuq Ahmad

Penzance: 1 Osprey over Chyandour heading to Marazion at 9.30. (P St Pierre)

Devoran: 1 Osprey fishing opposite the Pandora Inn at about 14.15. (B Mellow) 1 Peregrine taking a Black-tailed Godwit this evening. (S Williams)

Peregrine, Stephen Williams

Peregrine, Stephen Williams

Peregrine, Stephen Williams

Peregrine, Stephen Williams

Peregrine, Stephen Williams

Marazion: 20 Pale-bellied Brent still, 2 Dunlin and 1 Mediterranean Gull. (B Hibbett) Also 1 Wheatear, 7 White Wagtail, 20 pale-bellied Brent Goose still, 3 Dunlin, 40+ Ringed Plover, 20+ Turnstone, 6 Sanderling on the beach. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Tree Pipit (over), 1 Water Rail, 4 Snipe, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler. (R Veal)

Restronguet Point: 2 Osprey. (J Chapple) (late report of 1 Osprey here on 14th Sept – C Swan).

Wadebridge: 6 Cattle Egret just below Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose)

Towan Head, Newquay: 40+ Turnstone, 14 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin on rocks behind Headland Hotel. (M  Lammas)

Tregardock: 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (T Potterton)

Porthgwarra: 2 Whinchat, 1 Redstart, and 2 Tree Pipit.

St Ives: 1 juv Brent Goose. (D Cains)

Brent Goose, David Cains

Kingsmill Lake: 3 Avocet, 18 Greenshank, 2 Knot, 1 Ringed Plover & 8 Dunlin. (M Beer)

Loe Pool: 1 Hobby ( juv ), 1 Osprey 13.30hrs heading south west. (I Webster)

St Loy Cove, St Buryan: pod, 10+, Bottlenose Dolphin, 11am. (T Andrews)

Tresillian River: Osprey fishing (unsuccessfully) at 11.20 this morning opposite Tresemple Pool. Also Peregrine attempted to take a Dunlin, plus 14 Greenshank. (A Nicholson)

Malpas: 2 Ospreys, juv., over river towards St Clement, 11.00. Also reported later over Lambe Creek. 7 Herons. (A Hill)

Swanpool: 8 (2 ad 6 juv) Little Grebe, 4 (2 ad 2 cyg) Mute Swan, 12+ Tufted Duck, 10+ Mallard, 20+ Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Cormorant, 50+ Black-headed Gull, 30+ Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull 12.40 – 13.40. (M Webb)

Little Grebe, Martin Webb

Mute Swan, Martin Webb

Tufted Duck, Martin Webb

Moorhen, Martin Webb

Porth Joke: 2 Yellow Wagtail this evening. (S Rowe)

Cot Valley: 2 Spotted Flycatcher in garden, (Bosorne, Corner House). Also 1 juv Hobby hunting Swallows over cliffs at Porth Nanven. (G Barlow)

Lands End: 6 Spotted Flycatcher in pines adjacent to Swingates. (J Hicks)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper.

Rame: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Raven, 2 N Wheatear, 3 Meadow Pipit, 8 Stonechat, 3 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Yellowhammer. (C Buckland)

Yellow Wagtail, Chris Buckland

Praze-an-Beeble: 1 Nightjar reported for it’s second day.


Tuesday 17th September 2019

Davidstow airfield: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present and Curlew Sandpiper early morning (DK Parker) and Little Stint. Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Trevilley/Nanjizal: 1 Barred Warbler still in blackthorn after the gate just where the path goes steeply down. (L Proctor), also 1 Whinchat. (C Moore)

Lizard: 1 juv Rosy Starling, 10 Yellow Wagtail, 15 White Wagtail, 1 Hobby, 1 Whinchat, 1 juv f Redstart, 1 Tree Pipit, 5 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat. ( M Pass)

St Levan: 1 White Stork, presumed reintroduced bird.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Wryneck again on far side of dam. Also 1 Osprey still, 4 Green Sandpiper, i Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 prs Gadwall and 1 Sedge Warbler. (T Mills) Osprey in NE arm late morning flew off high to east. Wryneck still along path to NE arm. Also 1 Kingfisher, 4 Chiffchaff, 12 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Mute Swan, 6 Goldcrest, 6 Jay, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 30+ Swallow (P.Freestone)

Wryneck, David Cains

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Gadwall. (J St Ledger)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Osprey over Carnsew Pool early afternoon, circled high then drifted west mobbed by crows. Also 7 Greenshank, 27 Oystercatcher, 18 Redshank, 7 Shelduck, 30+ Teal, Wigeon, 11 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 10 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk and 2 Buzzard at high tide this morning. (P.Freestone)

Osprey, Marlene Rouncefield

Wadebridge: 6 Cattle Egret east of Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose)

Mount Hawke: Exactly 50 Starlings on overhead wires at 08.10. (RB & PC Girling)

St Dennis cemetery: 1 Green Woodpecker also a second bird calling but could not locate it .  (P Ash)

Green Woodpecker, Paul Ash

Porthilly Point: 14 (6+8) Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 27 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Sandwich Tern, 2 Curlew, 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Turnstone. (S Grose)

Roche: 31 Starling on various overhead wires in the village – 10.30am. (R. Barlow)

Chun Downs: 1 Cuckoo, 4 Whinchat, 2 White Wagtail. (I Webster)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 1 Kingfisher this afternoon (J Evans)

Malpas: 2 Osprey circling towards Tregothnan 15.30 plus 1 Osprey along Tresillian River at 17.05. Also 1 Buzzard, 2 Curlew, 4 Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 1 Jay. And 3 of our 4 House Martin nestboxes now fledged, the fourth nearly ready. (A.Hill)

Nanquidno Downs to Tregiffian: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 50+ White Wagtail, 1 Whinchat nearby, c. 2000 Swallow and c.500 House Martin. (M Scott-Ham)

Trevescan: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (M Scott-Ham)

Porth Reservoir: 15 Coot, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Teal, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Little Kelynack garden pond: 1 Green Sandpiper. (C Moore)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Wheatear, 150+ Canada Geese, mixed flock of 80+ Linnet, Goldfinch and Greenfinch, 1 White Wagtail, 6 Pied Wagtail, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 2 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff (P.Freestone)

Caerthillian, Lizard: 1 Whinchat, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 3 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Newquay: 3 Tawny Owl at Trevemper sewage works. (S Grose)

Rame: 4 Whinchat, 2 f Redstart, 3 Whitethroat, 6 Stonechat, 4 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler,1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 15 Meadow Pipit, 40+ Linnet, 10 Goldfinch,14 Wheatear, 3 Yellowhammer, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 2 Collard Dove, 3 White Wagtail. (C Buckland).

Whinchat, Chris Buckland

Pied Flycatcher, Chris Buckland

Rame Head to Penlee NR: 26 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 16 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Redstart, 4 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Wheatear, 70+ Meadow Pipit, 175 Linnet. (K Pellow)

Pendeen: Juv Cuckoo. (P Combridge)

Newquay: 2 Tawny Owl at Penpol Creek, 2 Tawny Owl in Trenance Gardens, 2 Tawny Owl behind Hendra holiday park. (S Grose)

Treyarnon: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit on headland west of beach. (J Braiden)

St Agnes: 1 Barn Owl. (J Braiden)


Sunday 15th September 2019

Late news, 14/9, Davidstow: 30 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 20 Swallow, 15 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (S Windle)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Great White Egret at 07:20. (B Mellow) One Great White Egret still present at 07:55-08:00 when it flew off south. (L Proctor, I Webster) 1 Great White Egret early afternoon. (S Grose) Also 15 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Greenshank, 3 Wigeon, 1 m Blackcap, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit on Carnsew Pool. (S Grose) Osprey flying around the estuary with a fish at 17:00. (M Ahmad)

Penzance: Great White Egret at 08:25 flying west. 6 Eider off Chyandour. (L Proctor, I Webster)

Drift Reservoir: Great White Egret flew from the Newlyn direction at 08:34 and landed in the NE arm of the reservoir at 08:43. (D Flumm) 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover and 1 Dunlin. (S Rogers) 2 Osprey, (1 flying over dam on arrival, left towards Newlyn, 2nd seen late afternoon having just caught a fish and returned into NE arm). Also 6+ Little Egret, 6+ Grey Heron, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Gadwall, 1 eclipse male Tufted Duck, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Kingfisher, 14 Cormorant, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Snipe, 1 juv Grey Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 2 Bullfinch, 1 m Blackcap, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs. (T Mills)

Lizard Village: Rosy Starling still present plus 4+ Yellow Wagtail and 3 Tree Pipit over early. Also 1 Merlin. (M Pass)

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Curlew Sandpiper still present early morning.

Porthgwarra: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, c250 auk sp and c100 Kittiwakes between 07:00 & 10:00. Also 1 White Stork, possibly with a tracking device attached to back over the cove at 11:00, then chased off east by corvids plus 2 Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Yellowhammer around the valley in the afternoon. (R Webb) 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 12 Wheatear & 2 Willow Warbler, plus White Stork in fields west of St Levan Church at 16:20. (M Wallace)

Carnyorth Common: Wryneck in bracken on south side of mast. (P Clement)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 12 White Wagtail. (S Rogers) 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin (D Eva)

Falmouth: 7 Brent Geese at Gyllingvase Beach, flew east at 09:10. (S Rogers)

Coverack: 7 Brent Geese at 09:50. (J Foster) Also 1 Green Woodpecker. (D.Beadle)

Penmarth Farm Campsite, nr Coverack: 1 Whinchat, c4 Wheatear, c10 Pied/White Wagtails in ploughed field, c120 Swallow overhead. (D.Beadle)

Trevothan, nr Coverack: c50 Swallow, 2+ House Martin, 8 Jackdaw catching aerial insects. (D.Beadle)

Bartinney: Redstart opposite the old barn. (J Chapple)

Nanquidno: 3 Whinchat at Little Hendra Farm. (P Fraser)

Godolphin Cross: Firecrest in  a private garden. (C Richards)

Charlestown: 1 Chiffchaff in garden. (D Hastilow)

Alsia: 100+ White Wagtail in freshly-planted bulb fields along minor road NW of Alsia. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Penzance Wherrytown: 5 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. (S Grose)

Penzance: Green Parakeet sp. (presumed Ring-necked?) in a private garden this morning. (P Cox) At least 2 Firecrest still in Morrab Gardens this morning, with Long-tailed Tit flock. (G Barlow)

Truro: 1 Osprey over Truro River & Boscowan Park, 10:00-10:30. (J Holmes)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Sparrowhawk over, 1 Common Lizard, 1 Clouded Yellow. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 1 Osprey at 13:30, 20 pale bellied Brent Goose, 5 Mute Swan, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Lesser Black Backed Gull. (S Grose)

Longrock Pool: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 6 Canada Goose, 2 Cormorant, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 11 Mallard, 9 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 10 Lapwing, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 85 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 3 Buzzard, 4 Raven, 39 Carrion Crow, 21 Jackdaw, 1 Magpie, 1 Woodpigeon, 5 Stock Dove, 3 Blackbird, 8 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, 3 Robin, 12 Pied Wagtail, 77 Meadow Pipit, 14 Linnet, 16 House Sparrow, 1 Wren and 2 Painted Lady. (DAConway)

Nanjizal: 618 new birds ringed! Migrants included 472 Blackcap, 10 Garden Warbler, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 29 Reed Warbler, 29 Sedge Warbler,1 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 15 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 8 Redstart, 1 Firecrest, 1 Tree Pipit and 1 Whinchat. (P Roseveare) Also seen 1 Barn Owl, 1 Water Rail, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Firecrest. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Pendeen: 2 Pied Flycatchers. (P Combridge)

Kenidjack: 1 Redstart, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Firecrest and 25+ Blackcap. (S Rogers)

Cot Valley: 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap. (S Rogers, P Fraser)

Nanquidno: 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap. (P Fraser)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Lapland Bunting calling. (P Fraser)

Tywardreath: 2 young Collared Dove feeding on spill from garden feeders in private garden. ( R. Barlow)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Snipe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Little Grebe, 5 Teal, 1 Bar tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 19 Linnet. (S Grose)

Devoran: 2 Ospreys and 1 ad Spotted Redshank. (L Langley)

Downderry: 10 Grey Herons noted flying off the sea at 0705. Plenty of Manx Shearwaters feeding well offshore with a few Bottle-nosed Dolphins. Moving west were a Red-throated Diver, 17 Kittiwakes, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, a Common Gull, 3 Common Scoters and 130 Gannets all before 08:00. (A Payne)

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Bude Marshes: 3 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 139 Mallard, 20 Moorhen, 10 Wood Pigeon, 32 Canada Geese, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Blackbird, 4 Robin, 3 Swallow, 6 Crow, 2 Magpie, 3 Rook, 1 Dunnock, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (R Mudge)

Crowdy Reservoir: 4 Crossbill, 1 Juv. Little Stint, 1 Greenshank, 1 Little Egret, 2-4 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, 12 Ringed Plover, 10+ Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 34 Mallard, 10+ Teal, 1 Kestrel, 12 White Wagtails, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 34 Canada Geese, 11 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorants. (B Craven)

Little Stint – Brian Craven

Gannel Estuary: 6 Grey Heron flew out to sea, 2 Common Gull. (S Rowe)

RAF St Mawgan: 28+ Goldfinch, 12 Starling, 5 Pied Wagtail and one Sparrowhawk, near the water tower this afternoon. (L Curry)

Mabe Burnthouse, nr Penryn: 3 Spotted Flycatcher in private garden at Lower Spargo. (D Chaney)

St Newlyn East Downs: 2 Snipe, 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Ruan Lanihorne: 3 Osprey. (D Hall, S Buckle, W Lloyd)

Penny Crocker Farm, nr Boscastle: 1 Firecrest, 1 Short-eared Owl. (R Evans)


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)