Tuesday 4th August 2020

Tuesday 4th August 2020

Late News, 03/08, Roseland: 8 Swift in the evening. (D Hall)

Late news, 3/8, Sennen: pale morph Pomarine Skua reported offshore. (Rare Bird Alert)

Nanjizal Valley: 358 ringed on private site. Of note, 1 Melodious Warbler, 213 Sedge Warbler (+3 British controls), 48 Whitethroat, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 15 Reed Warbler, 18 Willow Warbler and a Green Sandpiper. (K Wilson)

Melodious Warbler – Kester Wilson

Colliford Lake: 3 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 7 Wheatear (B Bosisto)

Siblyback Reservoir: 5 Yellow-legged Gull and Pink-footed Goose this afternoon. (D Julian) Also, 2 Barnacle Geese, 3 Common Sandpiper (D Eva)

Bude Marsh: Great White Egret still present today. (N Bastin)

Great White Egret – Nigel Bastin


Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Kingfisher, 4 Willow Tit ( three on one feeder), 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Coot, 2m Tufted Duck, c40 Mallard, 3 Magpie, 24 Blue Tit, 5 House Martins, 3 Swallow, 1 Moorhen, 3 Robin, 5 Chaffinch, 1 Nuthatch, 5 Coal Tit, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Jay, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail c200 Canada Geese. (R Mudge)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Siskin, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 m Bullfinch, 80 + Goldfinch feeding on thistles below dam wall. (S Grose)

Roughtor Farm: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Coal Tit, 7 Raven over. (S Grose)

St Tudy: 2 (1 ad,1 juv) Green Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: 521 Mediterranean Gull (D Julian)

Ruan Lanihorne: Juvenile Green Woodpecker in private garden for 2nd day. (D Hall)

Green Woodpecker – David Hall

Lanhydrock: 1 Osprey reported over the A30 mid afternoon.

Porthgwarra: 5 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 4 Puffin, 2 Great Shearwater (G Lawlor) 1 Great Skua,1 Sooty Shearwater (16.30), Pod of 6 – 8 Common Dolphin most of this period feeding offshore. (J Hawkey)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, ad Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 4+ Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel. (R Veal) 28 Mediterranean Gull. (G Lawlor)

Roseland; a message from BTO Regional Rep Simon Taylor:” A colour ringed Buzzard has been spotted on the Roseland in the vicinity of Nare Head near the Carne village area. Details were submitted to me via Wild Roseland for more information about the bird. Having looked it up and discussed it with BTO one aspect of the colour ring appeared to be incorrect.  This is potentially a very interesting bird so if you are birdwatching on the Roseland please keep an eye out for a colour ringed Buzzard and either submit the details to BTO or to me, Simon Taylor BTO Regional Rep for Cornwall at bto_cornwall@yahoo.com   Thank you for your help”.