Wednesday 29th August 2018

Late News, 28/8, Porthgwarra: 1 Yelkouan Shearwater at 6:41 pm, 35 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Sooty Shearwater between 17:50 and 20:07. (B Richards)

Late news, 28/8, Mount’s Bay: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1000+ Manx, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 juvenile Little Gull. Also 10 Risso’s Dolphin at 18:00 from Mermaid. (M Elliott)

Nanjizal: 1 juv. Aquatic Warbler, 38 Sedge Warbler (plus British Control), 10 Reed Warbler, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 6 Willow Warbler (plus British control). (P Roseveare)

Aquatic Warbler, Pete Roseveare

Pendeen (06:15-11:20): 7 Balearic Shearwater, 12 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 4 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 1 Whimbrel, good numbers of Common + Arctic Terns. Also 1 Minke Whale and a pod of Common Dolphin. (Jon G)

Newquay Boating lake: 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Drift: 4 Little Egret, 17 Teal, 82 Mallard, 1 juv. Little Ringed Plover, 5 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 300 Swallow, 200 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 10 Pied Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (D Flumm)

Millbrook Lake: 5 Moorhen, 2 Egyptian Goose, Grey Heron, 21 Redshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Napp)

Egyptian Goose, Rick Napp

Black-tailed Godwit, Rick Napp

Redshank, Rick Napp

Porthgwarra: 1 Cory’s Shearwater reported at 10:40.

Hustyn Wood: 2 Crossbill (B Bosisto)

Rumps and Pentire: 6 Fulmar, 15 Manx Shearwater, 150+ Gannet, 8 Cormorant, 3 Shag, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 1 Pheasant, 6 Oystercatcher, 70 Black-headed Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 40 Herring Gull, 12 Wood Pigeon, 1 House Martin, 12 Swallow, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Wren, 2 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, 1 Blackbird, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw, 70 Rook, 45 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 9 House Sparrow, 30 Goldfinch, 45 Linnet, 2 Grey Seal, 1 Fox, 2 Large White, 1 Common Blue, 4 Speckled Wood, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath. (M Scawen et al).

Rame: 3 Spotted Flycatchers,1f Redstart, 5 Meadow Pipits, 3 Blackcaps, 8 Whitethroats, 1 Sparrowhawk, 40 Goldfinches, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Raven, 5 Collard Doves. (C Buckland  M Beer)

Gannel Estuary: 43 Med Gull, 8 Little Egret, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Curlew, 6 Dunlin. (S Rowe)

Fistral: 1 Great Skua mid-afternoon. (S Rowe)

Devoran: 31 Black-tailed Godwit, 121 Redshank, 1 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 80 Curlew, 4 Whimbrel at high tide. (S Rogers)

Cudden Point: 2 Whimbrel. (C Zockler)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Wheatear, 2 Swift, c15 alba wagtail including 2+ ad White Wagtail, 8 Little Egret. (DK Parker)

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Thursday 21st September 2017

Late news, 20/9 Downderry: 2 Arctic Skua, 9 Common Scoter and a 1w Yellow-legged Gull. (A Payne)

Devoran: 1 Osprey viewed from Quay. Mobbed by crows at 7.40am and retreated to favoured tree. (J St Ledger) 2 Osprey (one with blue ring on left leg), 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Garganey, 60+ Teal, 9 Greenshank, 3 Sandwich Tern late morning. (J St Ledger, J Cope, S Votier)

Davidstow: 2 Juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still on the airfield east of the control tower, also Snow Bunting over. (P Roseveare, L Langley) Snow Bunting in the afternoon still by the masts. (per R Treeby) Also 3 Wheatear, 6 Dunlin and 6 Ringed Plover. (B Field)
Davidstow Airfield is an active airfield and we have been reminded that there is NO freedom to roam here and that cars must NOT drive onto the airfield at all. We have been advised that we can WALK onto the grassy areas, but not the runways. Cars should be parked alongside the road. Failure to comply, could lead to access being withdrawn altogether.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Brian Field

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Brian Field

Sennen: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still in ploughed field east of A30 and c200m south west of Escalls Chapel, cSW369266.

Lizard Point: A probable Yelkouan Shearwater past early morning. (I Maclean)

Crowdy Reservoir: Spotted Sandpiper still present on north shore c400m east of the car park but mobile. (L Langley, R Treeby) Also a Common Sandpiper there. (B Field) and a report of a Wryneck at the style leading to the reservoir. (per B Field)

Spotted Sandpiper, Brian Field

St Gothian Sands LNR: Curlew Sandpiper on main pool also Redshank, 7 Dunlin and 10 Wheatear. (P Freestone)

St Levan: 2 Dotterel flying around N of St Levan church at 14:10. (M Wallace)

Lower Bosistow: 1 Dotterel flew over, presumed one of St Levan birds. (K Wilson)

Penlee Point: 1 adult dark phase Arctic Skua sat close in also 1 Sooty Shearwater, 20 Sandwich Tern, 7 Commic Tern, 8 Kittiwake and 3 Mediterranean Gull. (C Buckland)

Ruan Lanihorne: Juv Purple Heron just upstream from Sett Bridge still this afternoon. (C Hughes)

Purple Heron-Carol Hughes

Hayle Towans, (Gwithian, Upton, Mexico): 3 Raven 1 feeding on Guillemot carcass on beach, 3 Wheatear, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Kestrel and 1 Stonechat (J Evans)

Torpoint: 1 Osprey this afternoon.

Trevose Head: 17 Arctic Skua 17, 1 Pomarine Skua, 4 Great Skua, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Fulmar and 1 Great Northern Diver plus a good passage of auks, gannets and kittiwakes. (T Codlin)

Landulph Marsh: Osprey sighted very close at 10:50, also 3 Greenshanks, 4 Whimbrel, Curlew, 2 Dunlin, 3 Wigeon, 7 Sandwich Tern, 2 Blackcaps and 4 Black-tailed Godwit. (C Hannaford)

Kelynack: Firecrest in a private garden. (C Moore)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Leach’s Petrel, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Great Skua, 4 Arctic Skua and 6 Balearic Shearwater between 08:00 & 10:00. (N Fowler) Also Grey Phalarope reported this morning.

Gannel Estuary: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, 3 Barwit, 1 Med Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Little Egret. (S Rowe) Also 1 Dipper at sluice gate from boating lake. (S Grose)

St Clements: 5 Cattle Egret on the estuary late afternoon. (M Jones)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 juv Little Stint on Ryan’s Field this evening. (R Veal)

Downderry: 1 Great Skua and a Sooty Shearwater moved west early this morning. (A Payne)

Trevose Head: 1 Pomarine Skua and 1 Balearic Shearwater past.

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Wednesday 30th August 2017

Late News, 29/08, Gweek, (creek opposite seal sanctuary): 12 Redshank, 5 Greenshank. (D Collins).

Late News, 29/08, Lizard, Kynance: 6 Yellow Wagtail, 5 alba wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 50 Linnet, 2 Chough Pistil Meadow: 2 Common Whitethroat, 30 Meadow Pipit in adjacent field. Old Lizard Head: 3 Wheatear, 6 alba wagtail. (D Collins)

Late news, 29/8, Coverack: 1 Great Northern Diver. (P Wood)

Great Northern Diver, Peter Wood

Porthgwarra/St Levan: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 32 Willow Warbler, 12 Tree Pipit, 18 Wheatear, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Golden Plover. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 10+ Willow Warbler. (R Veal) 1 possible Yelkouan Shearwater reported lingering offshore with Manx Shearwater flock this morning.

Spotted Flycatcher, Reuben Veal

Land’s End: 20+ Willow Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail over Treeve Moor. 1 Sooty Shearwater on the sea. (R Veal)

Polgigga: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 alba Wagtail, 1 Willow Warbler. (R Veal)

Cot Valley: 1 Firecrest. (N Wheatley)

Newquay, Towan Head: 1 Firecrest (flying below me and hugging the coastline), 3 Wheatear, 3 Curlew, 48 Oystercatcher, 51 Turnstone. Also 2 Chiffchaff in tamarisk bushes behind Fistral Beach. (S Grose)

Truro: 1 Leaf Warbler sp. in private garden in Stratton Terrace. Did not look bright enough for Yellow-browed Warbler and the white primary edgings were not there. The eye stripe looked paler and more worn than Yb or Greenish and the wing bar looked more pronounced than the Greenish but less so than the YB. I thought there might have been a suggestion of a second wing bar but the glimpse I had was so fleeting that I am not certain. The bird was in sight for less than a minute. It went into a Liquidamber tree and then over to a Willow and was in plain sight for about 30 secs. All I can definitely say is a Leaf Warbler. (D Jenkins)

The Rumps and Pentire Point: 7 Fulmar, 50 Gannet, 16 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 2 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Pheasant, 2 Oystercatcher, 50 Black-headed Gull, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 70 Herring Gull, 6 Wood Pigeon, 2 Swallow, 2 Meadow Pipit, 9 Rock Pipit, 5 Dunnock, 3 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 4 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Rook, 4 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 1 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 25 Goldfinch, 50 Linnet. Also 1 Grey Seal, 7 Large White, 2 Small Heath, 1 Speckled Wood, 5 Meadow Brown, 2 Small Copper, 2 Common Blue. (M Scawen et al)

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Tuesday 23rd August 2016

Late news, 21/8, Truro River, Calenick Creek: 1 Spoonbill at high tide, with herons and little egrets. (S Trevena)

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Porthgwarra: 1 Booted Warbler (H Bradshaw) and 1 Greenish Warbler (M Elliott) also 1 Redstart, 2 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat and Chiffchaff. (M Spicer, D Parker, M Wallace, P&H Taylor, J Ryan et al)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Lelant Saltings: 1 Ruff, 25 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 7 Greenshank, 27 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 6 Common Sandpiper, 10 Sandwich Tern, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Little Grebe. Ryan’s Field: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel. (R Veal, P Freestone)Ryan’s Field: 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, also 2 Kingfisher and 2 Common Sandpiper. (P Freestone) plus 100-150 Canada Geese + 1 hybrid , 4 Swallow + 4 juv. (K Bowers)

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St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Ruff (juv) and 4 Dunlin (ad and 3 juv) also 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Coot, 3 juv Tufted Duck. (R Veal, P Freestone)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 1 Whimbrel and 3 Dunlin. (T McGowan, MJ Spicer, P Fraser, S Kolodziejski)

Drift Reservoir (members only):  2 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe+ 2 Juv., 2 Little Egret, 10 Cormorant, 8 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper and 2 Ruff. (M & T Hasdell)

Bude: 1 juvenile Fulmar, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Swallow and 1 Cormorant (H Wilkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 8 Mallard, 2 Teal, 9 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 23 Moorhen, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 1 Stonechat plus 1 young, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Cetti’s Warbler,  Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker, P Fraser)

Marazion: c150 Ringed Plover, c80 Dunlin, c30 Sanderling, c20 Turnstone and 2 Knot on the beach and 4 Sandwich Tern offshore. (DK Parker)

Devoran: 1 Knot, 26 Oystercatcher, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Ringed Plover, 22 Dunlin, 10 Whimbrel, 60 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 5 Teal, 1 Dalmatian Pelican. (S. Rogers).

Carharrack: 3 Buzzard. (K Bowers)

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Lands End: 1 Turtle Dove over Treeve Moor this morning. (P&H Taylor)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove this morning.

Scillonian III crossing: 1 possible Yelkouan Shearwater off Gwennap Head plus 1 Balearic Shearwater and 3 Storm Petrel.

Nanjizal: 118 ringed including 16 Willow warbler, 28 Sedge Warbler, 14 Reed Warbler, 10 Whitethroat, 9 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler and 2 Pied Flycatcher. (K Wilson)

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Thursday 01 August 2013

Late news yesterday, Mounts Bay: 5 Common Tern and 2 Sandwich Tern (P St Pierre)

Late news yesterday, Trevose Head: 1 singing Corn Bunting, plus steady stream of Manx Shearwater offshore and 2 Ocean Sunfish (N Warren)

Bude Marsh: 6 Grey Heron, 7 Moorhen, 3 Swallow, 1 Buzzard, 10 Wood Pigeon, 27 Mallard, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Kestrel, 1 Long Tailed Tit, 1 (m) Reed Bunting, 21 Canada Geese, and 2 (f) Dunnock. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Mallard, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Grey Wagtail, 8 Swallows, 1 Robin, 2 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Mallard + 4 duckling. (R Mudge)

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Common Sandpiper (near dam wall), 1 Greylag Goose, 2 Great Crested Grebe + 1 juv, 5 Little Grebe, 14 Grey Heron, 2 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4+ Whitethroat, 1 Skylark, 1 Stonechat, 1 Coot + 1 juv, 25+ Swallow and 2 Raven. (J StLedger)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute Swan, 9 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 9 Moorhen and 3 young, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Grey Heron, 18 Curlew over, 1 Little Egret, c5 Swallow and 1 Reed Bunting  plus Reed and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker, L Proctor & T Mills)

Marazion: 10 Ringed Plover, 8 Turnstone, 40+ Sanderling and 17 Dunlin on the beach. (D Parker & T Mills)

Porthgwarra: 1 probable Yelkouan Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 31 Balearic Shearwater, 100’s Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Little Gull and 2 ringed Chough (M Ahmad, M Elliott & T Mills photo)

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Long Rock Beach: 11 Curlew and 1 1s Med Gull. (M Spicer)

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (1S & 3S), 7 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Barnacle Goose and 1 Common Sandpiper (D Julian & P Stidwill photo)

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Argal Reservoir: 4 Common Sandpiper, 6 Great Crested Grebe + 2 juv, 1 Kingfisher close to the hide (D Chaney & J StLedger)

St Ives: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater and 2 Mediterranean Gull (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Sennen Cove: 5 Common Sandpiper  (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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