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)

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)

Monday 26th August 2019

Late photo, 25/8, Drift Reservoir: White Storks. (M Ahmad) Video here. (J Chapple)

White Stork – Mashuq Ahmad

Trevescan: Western Bonelli’s Warbler at Vingoe Cottage, opposite Apple Tree cafe, but mobile, still present to 18:30 at least. Also Pied Flycatcher, Willow Warbler, ad Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Ringed Plovers, 20+ White Storks over at 18:25. (J Greep et al.)

Western Bonelli’s Warbler – Mashuq Ahmad

Western Bonelli’s Warbler – Mashuq Ahmad

Western Bonelli’s Warbler – Mike McKee

Tregilliowe Farm Ponds: 1 Aquatic Warbler a very “badger headed” individual seen briefly but well at 12.30 in stream towards Truthwall, 1 Peregrine loafing on pylon. (M Weake)

St Ives: Possible Brown Booby seen from the beach but no binoculars. (K Wilson)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 22 released White Stork and 2 Osprey still present until 09:10 when flushed by photographers. Also 1 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1f Kingfisher, 4 Swift. Also 1 Fox. (J St Ledger, L Proctor, R Chiffers) 2 Osprey between 12:00 & 15:00 – one ringed that we could see (number we could see is: 83 N4). (E Smart) Also 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 15 Cormorant, 1f Kingfisher, 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 20+ Mallard 09.30 – 14.00. (M Webb) 20 White Storks feeding in NE arm at 19:30 & 1 Osprey in tree. Storks went to roost in the pines at c19:55. (D Flumm)
Please could all observers stay on the west bank and maintain a suitable distance to prevent disturbing the birds. Thank you.

White Stork – John St Ledger

White Stork – John St Ledger

Osprey – John St Ledger

Osprey – John St Ledger

Osprey (ringed) – Ellie Smart

Osprey – Martin Webb

Great Crested Grebe – Martin Webb

Kingfisher – Robin Chiffers

Porthgwarra: 22 White Storks over, heading towards Land’s End at 09:30. (M Wallace) {Eds – these birds were released from a reintroduction project in West Sussex, on the Knepp Estate}

Higher Bosistow: White Stork flock heading towards Ardensawah at 13:50. (P Fraser)

St Levan: White Stork flock circling at 14:00. (M Wallace)

Treen: White Stork flock over Logan’s Rock, seen from a bus. (M Elliott)

Trevilley: 1 White Stork sitting on a chimney. (R Veal)

Boscawen: 20 White Storks settled on the ground at c18:25. (per P Taylor)

Porthgwarra: American Golden Plover heard only over Trevean appeared to be heading north. (R Veal) Also 3 Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 24 White Wagtail, 2 Willow Warbler & 4 Tree Pipit between here and St Levan. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: Spotted Crake seen early am and 1 Tree Pipit over. 159 birds ringed including: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 97 Sedge Warbler (2 controls), 8 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 11 Whitethroat, 3 Garden Warbler, 13 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 14 Blackcap. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson et al.)

St Ives, Buttermilk Hill: 1 Quail put up by dog, 3 Common Buzzard with calling juv., 4 Raven, 1m Kestrel, 67 House Martin, 6 Whitethroat, 12 Stonechat, 2 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 12 Meadow Pipit, 8 Linnet. (V Stratton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Tree Pipit over at 07:30. (S Rogers) Also 14 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Hobby chasing c500 House Martins / Swallows, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler and 1 Gadwall this evening. (R Creek, DK Parker)

Marazion: 3 Sandwich Terns fishing offshore this evening. (R Creek)

Land’s End: 12+ Yellow Wagtail with cattle off Trinity Loop. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Greenshank, 3 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 10 Curlew, 10 Teal, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Raven, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 10 Teal, 5 Swallow, 15 Cormorant (S Van Hear) Also 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Marsh Tit (feeders), 1 Coal Tit, 1 Bullfinch. (P Smale)

Goss Moor: 1 Redshank, 7 Tree Pipit. (B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wryneck. (P Roseveare B Bosisto)

Colliford Lake: 1 juv Little Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 7 Yellow Legged Gull, 251 Lesser Black Backed Gull. (P Roseveare B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary (Key holders only):  1 Wood Sandpiper (front, left of hide on edge of pool by the two posts), 1 Black tailed Godwit, 1 Sedge Warbler, mixed ducks (mostly Mallard and Teal, some Gadwall), 6 x Moorhen inc. juveniles, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant. (M Brooks, J Piper)

Falmouth, Pendennis: 1 f Blackcap, 10 Oystercatcher, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Whimbrel, flock of Long-tailed Tit. (S Grose)

Castle Beach: 1 Wheatear, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Turnstone. (S Grose)

Swanpool Beach: 12 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Swanpool: 14 Little Grebe, 1 Pr Mute Swan with 2 Cygnets, 3 Cormorant (1 with an eel), 7 Mediterranean Gull (1 coming for and taking bird seed) , 65 Black-headed Gull, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 35 Coot, 12 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose) 1 Little Grebe with 3 chicks and 1 Clouded Yellow. (S Court)

Med Gull – Shaun Grose

Devoran: 130 Curlew, 14 Oystercatcher, 112 Redshank, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 19 Mute Swan, 19 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Sancreed: 1 Kestrel, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, c250 Swallow, 60 House Martin, 7 Stonechat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 8 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 20 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Bass Point: 1 Pied Flycatcher (A Witheywood)

Pied Flycatcher – Andrew Witheywood

Caerthillian: 5 Chough, 1 Wryneck, 2 Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 20 Whitethroat (D Eva)

Croft Pascoe: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Firecrest, 1 Hobby (D Eva)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Great Shearwater at 10:05, Balearic Shearwater at 12:30 plus 4 Common Dolphin.

Zennor: Pied Flycatcher behind the church.

Croft Pascoe, Goonhilly: Wheatear, Lesser Emperor & 2 Emperors at Croft Pascoe Pool, numerous Painted Ladies, Graylings, Common Darters & Black-tailed Skimmers. (J & D Chapman)

Kings Mill Lake: 46 Common Tern (one silver ringed), 5 juv & 1 Adult sum plum Black Tern, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Dunlin, 5 Whimbrel, 8 Greenshank, Redshank and Curlew. Also 1 Clouded Yellow. (P Kemp)

Truro River: 81 Curlew from Sunny Corner. (S Grose)

Torpoint: 12 Black Tern reported off Marine Drive at 19:10. (P Kemp)

Mount’s Bay from Penzance, to about 4 miles off Lamorna Cove: 250 Manx Shearwater, 1 Knot at Penzance Harbour, 1 Eider, 120+ Common Dolphin, 20+ Harbour Porpoise and Whale heard blowing twice but not seen. (R Kirkwood) Minke Whale with Common Dolphin in Mounts Bay this evening. (M Elliott)

Knot & Turnstone – Rupert Kirkwood

Manx Shearwater – Rupert Kirkwood

Common Dolphin – Rupert Kirkwood

Harbour Porpoise – Rupert Kirkwood

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 18 Sandwich Terns, 2 Gadwall, 6 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 1 Black-tailed Godwit & 12 Mediteranean Gulls. (J Hawkey) Also 1 Common Sandpiper. (M Halliday)

Common Sandpiper – Mark Halliday

Porth Sulinces: 1 Chough. (M Solomon)

Lamorna: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (M McKee)

Goonhilly: Osprey over heading south. (R Birchett) Lesser Emperor still at Croft Pascoe Pool. (J & D Chapman)

Cadgwith: 2 Hummingbird Hawkmoth, 1 Clouded Yellow. (P+C Brewster)

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Sunday 25th August 2019

Late news, 24/8, Germoe to Godolphin Cross – nightwalk: Flock of Curlew over, 4 Tawny Owl calling, 1 Badger, 2 possible Lesser Horseshoe Bat hunting low over road outside Germoe Community Primary School, 10 Pipistrelle. (J Evans)

Helford Passage: c20 White Stork flying in a westerly direction at the mouth of the Helford Passage at 13:00. (P Saunders)

Lizard Village: 15-20 White Stork flew over at 14:30. (S Hockaway)

Lizard Village: 25-30 White Stork flew over at 14:35. (N Foote)

White Storks – Neil Foote

White Storks – Neil Foote

White Storks – Neil Foote

White Storks – Neil Foote

Lizard Village: 24+ White Stork circling over at 14:45 before heading SW, 32 Swift. (J Thirlaway, I Maclean et al)

Mousehole: 22 White Stork over the village 15:20-15:30. (R Butts, S Maycock)

White Storks – Roger Butts

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Yellow Wagtail over and 2 Water Rail heard early morning. (S Rogers) 4 White Stork over at 15:30, also 1 Little Grebe and 3 Clouded Yellow. (DK Parker)

Land’s End: c6 White Stork flew north. (per M Ahmad)

Sennen: 12 White Stork at 15:35.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 22 White Stork at c15:40, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Osprey, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Dunlin, 1 Fox. (B Bosisto, B Dallas, M Ahmad, L Proctor, T Mills et al.)

White Storks – Dave Flumm

White Storks – Dave Flumm

White Storks – Tony Mills

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet in Valley Gardens at 15:40 (J Baker)

Nanjizal: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 American Golden Plover, 1 Curlew, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Yellow Wagtai , 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Tree Pipit, 2 Water Rail, 2 Southern Migrant Hawker dragonfly. (B Bosisto)

Nancegollan: 1 Sparrowhawk being mobbed by Swallows. (S Grose)

Land’s End: Whinchat on the cycle track and 7 Yellow Wagtail on Treeve Moor. (R Augarde)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Med Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Whimbrel west early am. (S Rowe)

Porthgwarra: Wryneck still at Treavean Pool, 1 Marsh Harrier south, 2 Curlew and a Golden Plover heard. (H Bradshaw) Dotterel flew over the moor calling, 8 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler. (S Rogers) 3 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 8 Tree Pipit, 15 Wheatear, Willow Warbler, Green Sandpiper, 8 Clouded Yellow, 5 Silver Y and Southern Migrant Hawker on top of the ridge east of the stonewall pool. (M Wallace)

St Just: Tree Pipit, behind church. (S Rogers)

Pendeen: 3 Pied Flycatcher at Calartha Farm. (P Clement) 5 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Whinchat and 3 Tree Pipit. (P Combridge)

Colliford Lake: Osprey at the Loveny end this morning. (J Mitchell)

Godrevy Point: c30 Wheatear and 10 Whimbrel over. (M Jones)

Sancreed: 8 Sedge Warbler in weedy field (most ever here), 14 Whitethroat, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Stonechat, c100 Swallow,  c100 Goldfinch, 50 Linnet and first Kestrel (2), Tree Pipit, Grey Wagtail and Pied Flycatcher of autumn. Also Clouded Yellow, 25 Painted Lady & 6 Small Tortoiseshell. (D Flumm)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 11 Teal, 3 Snipe, 24 Little Grebe (D Eva)

Lizard Area: 1 Wryneck ( Caerthillian ) , 7 Wheatear , 6 Yellow Wagtail , 1 Whinchat , 4+ Tree Pipit , 5 Pied Flycatcher , 2 Whimbrel , 20 Swift , 5+ Sand Martin ( M Pass)

Lizard Point: 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Little Egret, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 7 Wheatear, 4 White Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Common Dolphin. (I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 White Wagtail, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Wheatear, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Clouded Yellow. (I Maclean)

Caerthillian: 2 Wryneck (one bottom of valley, one near Kynance Road), 2 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Wheatear, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Clouded Yellow. (M Pass, I Maclean)

Bass Point: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Reed Warbler, 11 Wheatear, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Clouded Yellow, 5 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (I Maclean)

Church Cove: 2 Pied Flycatcher. (I Maclean)

Lizard: 1 Sparrowhawk at Tregullas Farm, 2 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 1 Juv Chough (black above green rings on left leg), 35 Linnet, 2 Whimbrel, 11 Oystercatcher, 11 Turnstone, 5 Yellow Wagtail (with cattle at Old Lizard Head) 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Wheatear, 5 Stonechat, 5 Whitethroat. (S Grose)

Lizard: 5 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Wheatear. (I Brown)

Yellow Wagtail – Ian Brown

Wheatear – Ian Brown

Pied Flycatcher – Ian Brown

Caerthillian Valley: 2 Pied Flycatcher. (I Brown)

Kynance, near Surfers car park am: male Whinchat, female Wheatear, 5 Clouded Yellows. (P & C Brewster)

Bass Point pm: 4 Wheatear, 2 Rock Pipits in fields, Peregrine, Raven, 2 Hummingbird Hawkmoths, 5 Clouded Yellows, 20+Painted Lady. 21 White Stork scoped looking towards Lizard Head. (P & C Brewster) Also 14 Grey Herons in a single flock at 13:30. (I Patterson)

Maer Lake: 46 Black tailed Godwits in one large group and two smaller ones, 123 Canada Geese, plus two well-grown juveniles,7 Moorhen, c.10 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting, 30+ Mallard/Mallard types, 1 feral white goose.  3 Painted Ladies. (H Kendall)

Park Head: 6 Chough, 45 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Fulmar, 6 Shag, 4 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 22 Oystercatcher, 7 Rock Pipit, 3 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 4 House Sparrow, 35 Carrion Crow, 6 Painted Lady, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Small Copper. (M Scawen)

Twelveheads: 1 Osprey, 1 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 10 Long-tailed Tits seen from the Bissoe Trail. (P Pearson)

Crowlas: 1 Swift, c200 House Martin, c80 Swallow in feeding flock, 1 Peregrine. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 sp Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 10 Teal, 8 Whimbrel. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 10 Teal. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth: 2 Wheatear on our roof for at least 3 hours, Trescobeas area. (J St Ledger)

Wheatear – John St Ledger

Wheatear – John St Ledger

Croft Pascoe: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Willow Warbler, an array of Butterfly Species: Grayling, Small Heath, Common Blue, Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Clouded Yellow, Gatekeeper, an array of Dragonfly species:Golden Ringed, Yellow Winged Darter, Ruddy Darter, Black Tailed Skimmer, several Common Lizard. (J Evans)

Downderry: 9 Mediterranean Gulls and 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls west this morning 0640-0820);  2 Arctic Skuas harassing 2 Great Skuas, then all four headed east. Close inshore a Whimbrel and 5 Common Sandpipers. (A Payne)

Botallack: 4 Chough, 2 Raven (RJ Rowe)

Penhale Point: 70+ Linnet, 4 Skylark, 11 Stonechat, 1 Whimbrel. (S Grose)

Colan Woods: 1 Green Woodpecker, 7 Coal Tit, 2 Blackcap, 4 Bullfinch, at Fir Hill Manor. (S Grose)

Restronguet Creek, South Carclew side opp Point Quay:  Osprey at 16.00, caught 20 cm mullet. (J Cope)

Trevescan: 1 Pied Flycatcher at Trevilley Farm.

Kenidjack: 1 Pied Flycatcher.

Nanquidno: 4+ Tree Pipit, 5+ Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, Curlew, Peregrine, 2 Chough (D.Beadle, S.Ellis)

Sunday 31st March 2019

Late news, 30/3, Rumps – Pentire Head – Pentire Farm: 1 Wheatear (m), 5 Swallow, 2 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 5 Stonechat, 2 Linnet. (S Marquis)

Late news, 30/3, Truro: 3 Jay flew over the Rosedale Estate, calling. (K Mortimore)

Late news, 30/3, Marazion Beach: Sanderling, originally ringed in Iceland in May 2011, subsequently seen on the Isles of Scilly in April 2012, January and October 2013, August 2014 and January 2017, and in Iceland in August 2015. (S Rogers)

Sanderling – Steve Rogers

Lanreath: White Stork resting on a pergola in a private garden this morning. (R & S Rickard)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis, 1 Garganey, 2 Swallow, 1 Greylag Goose, 6 singing Cetti’s Warbler. (D Eva)  Also Water Pipit. (L Proctor) Glossy Ibis again present at 16:00 plus at least 2 pairs of Shoveler and 1 Little Egret. (P Bray)

Trevose Head: Red-rumped Swallow came through with a bunch of mixed Hirundines at 13:55. Not relocated since, but strong steady passage mostly of Sand Martin suggests that they are coasting through and not hanging around. Also 3 House Martin, 18 Swallow, 116 Sand Martin, 1 female Black Redstart, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff between 13:00 and 15:00. (P Roseveare)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler still present.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Black-necked Grebe still. (S Rogers) Adult Kumlien’s Gull again. (M Ahmad)

Black-necked Grebe – Steve Rogers

Tresillian: 1 Cattle Egret on the river opposite Tresemple pool. (M Jones)

St Martin in Meneage: 17 Cattle Egret in cattle field north of village again. (A Chatfield)

Cape Cornwall: 2cy Iceland Gull on the golf course. (M Ahmad)

Lizard: 3cy Iceland Gull and 1 Black-throated Diver.

Land’s End: 2 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Wheatear, 1 Icelandic Redwing and 3 Roe Deer. (B Mellow)

Sheffield: 4 Wheatear and 1 White Wagtail in field towards Mousehole. (M Elliott)

Penzance: 17 Purple Sandpiper at Jubilee Pool. (P St Pierre)

Par Beach Pool: 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Shelduck, 4 Water Rail (from footpath behind the pool), 9 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 12 Linnet, 9 Greenfinch, 3 Eider. (S Grose)

Bugle: 5 Tufted Duck, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard, 1 Red Kite from Goonbarrow clay works. (S Grose)

Rosewall Hill, St Ives: 1 Red Kite (over at 12:50), 10+ Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Wheatear, 3 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin. (T Phelps and M Doyle)

Pentire: 1 Cormorant, 8 Stonechat, 3 Skylark, 2 Wren, 1 Meadow Pipit. (K Bowers)

Stonechat, Skylark, Wren and Meadow Pipit – Kevin Bowers

Porth Reservoir: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Coot, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Godolphin Bridge: Blackcap in song. Speckled Wood. (C Richards)

Dodman Point: 2 House Martin. (M Nicholson)

Tehidy Country Park: 22 Mute Swan, 4 Buzzard, 3 Moorhen, 5 Robin. (C Hooper)

St Agnes Head: 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Swallow, 10 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Common Lizard. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 2 Teal, 3 Snipe, 30 Herring Gull, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10+ Chiffchaff. (D Chaney, C Benton)

Argal Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 10 distant Hirundine sp, 1 Kingfisher. (D Chaney, C Benton)

Pednavounder, nr Coverack: 1 Swallow. (D Beadle)

Pentire Point West: 2 Short-eared Owl. (S Grose)

Newquay, Trenance Gardens: 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: 1 House Martin, 6 Swallow, 3 Wheatear & 1 male Emperor Moth. (G May)

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Sunday 24th March 2019

Late news, 22/3, Truro: c5 White Stork circling high over Treliske hospital. (H Perkins)

Late news, 23/3, Predannack Wollas: 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 4 Wheatear, 2 Black Redstart (1m 1 f). (J Evans)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Red-rumped Swallow, 1 Glossy Ibis and 1 m Garganey still, 6 singing Cetti’s Warbler. (S Rogers, L Proctor) At least 1 Water Pipit on eastern side. (R Menari, T Mills) At 16.45:  5 Shoveler. 10 Sand Martin, and at 17.45 Red-rumped Swallow returned and 1 m Garganey showing well, plus 1 f Black Redstart in field near Red River bridge. (S. Rogers)

Red-rumped Swallow, Steve Rogers

Red-rumped Swallow, Steve Rogers

Red-rumped Swallow, Mashuq Ahmad

Red-rumped Swallow, Mashuq Ahmad

Red-rumped Swallow, Mashuq Ahmad

Garganey, Paul Ash

Glossy Ibis, Paul Ash

Glossy Ibis, Paul Ash

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-rumped Swallow, 1 Swallow at 11.15. (M Wallace) Also 3 Black Redtsart.  Red-rumped Swallow still over footpath between Porthgwarra and St. Levan at 13.15.Red-rumped Swallow was over Porthgwarra houses at 15.05. (J&I Miller) Other sightings: 3 Black Redstart, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Wheatear, 2 Blackcap, 29 Chiffchaff. (M Wallace)

Chaple Amble: Temminck’s Stint still. ( B.Toms, M.Curtis)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull. (R Veal) Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill and 1 Little Egret. (P Ash)

Brew Pool: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Iceland Gull following tractor. (R Augarde)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Marsh Harrier (over high), 12 Wheatear, 8 White Wagtail. (I Maclean)

Caerthillean: 1 Wryneck, 2 Wheatear, 1 Black Redstart. (T Phelps, I Maclean et al)

Drift Reservoir: 4 Cattle Egret and 2 Black-necked Grebe.

St Buryan: 1 m Hen Harrier east.

Par Beach Pool: 1 Water Rail, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, 1 Sand Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Buzzard, 3 Bullfinch, 11 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Par, Spit Beach: 1 Purple Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Trevose: 20 Swallow through. (B.Toms, M.Curtis)

St Ives Island: 1 f Black Redstart. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 47 Canada Goose, 6 Cormorant, 1 ad Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 22 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Goosander (includes 2 males), 9 Mallard, 1 Goldeneye, 10 Tufted Duck, 3 Lapwing, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 52 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 3 Black-headed Gull, 4 Buzzard, 7 Raven, 84 Carrion Crow, 16 Jackdaw, 14 Magpie, 25 Starling, 1 Wood Pigeon, 5 Stock Dove, 7 Blackbird, 12 Wheatear, 4 Chaffinch, 14 House Sparrow, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail and 5 Wren (DAConway)

Tregonetha Downs: 3 Yellowhammer, 1 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet, 4 Stonechat, 7 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Snipe, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Looe estuary (WeBS count): 2 Buzzard, 14 Canada Goose, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Cormorant, 12 Great Back-backed Gull, 1 Greenshank, 15 Grey Heron, 2 Grey Wagtail, 125 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 11 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 11 Mallard, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Moorhen, 5 Mute Swan, 6 Oystercatcher, 7 Pheasant, 1 Shag, 5 Shelduck. (D Spooner)

Nanjizal: ringed 2 Willow Warbler, 17 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Blackcap and an Icelandic Redwing. (K Wilson)

North Cliffs: 1 Wheatear, 12 Razorbill, 4 Raven, 2 Grey Seal pups. (Hell’s Mouth) 2 Raven, 40+ Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 1 Peregrine. (J Evans)

St Gothian Sands: 1f Merlin, 2 Coot, 5 Wheatear, 4 Chiffchaff and 1 Goldcrest. (MJ Spicer)

Land’s End: 3 Wheatear & 3 Black Redstart at LE Complex. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, M McKee) Plus13 Wheatear in “Burger Rock” field between Land’s End & Nanjizal. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Cudden Point, Prussia Cove: 4 Wheatear, 1 Raven. (A Witheywood)

Lizard Point: 1 Great Skua, 18 Common Scoter, 16 Puffin, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Wheatear. (I Maclean)

Housel: 2 White Wagtail, 1 Willow Warbler. (I Maclean)

Pentire Farm / Park Head: 2 Wheatear, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Corn Bunting, 5 Yellowhammer, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Kestrel, 1 m Blackcap, 4 Raven, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Curlew, 11 Oystercatcher, 6 Turnstone, 17 Fulmar, 3 Swallow. 1 Stoat, 1 Common Lizard, 5 Hare. (S Grose)

Lizard Peninsula, Soapy Cove: 3 Willow Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap. Predannack Downs:1 Marsh Harrier. (M Nattrass)

Hannafore: 1 imm male Black Redstart. (I Juliane)

Par Lake:  40 Canada Geese, 6 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 12 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck.  (C Hooper).

Mute Swan, C Hooper

Moorhen, C Hooper

Mallard, C Hooper

Grey Heron, C Hooper

Porthleven, near Tremearne: 2 Wheatear. (S Richards) And 2 Greenfinch, 17 Goldfinch, 5 Chaffinch, 4 House Sparrow. (S Richards)

Wheatear, Steven Richards

Wheatear, Steven Richards

Feeder, Steven Richards

Goldfinches, Steven Richards

Zennor, Foage: 1 m Ring Ouzel.

Sennen: flock of 10 Goose sp west over Trevescan early morning.

Penzance: 5 Eider (2m 3f) offshore Wherrytown.

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