Monday 1st May 2017

Late news, 30/4, Feock: 1 Swift over. (K Hambly-Staite)

Late news, 30/4, The Lizard: 1 Hoopoe in private garden at Trevergy Farm.

Late news, 30/4, St Ives, Buttermilk Hill: 1 m Ring Ouzel.

Pendower Beach: 20+ Whimbrel, 2 Dunlin, 3 Gannet, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1pr Shelduck. (J Driver)

Dunlin, James Driver

Rame Head: 2 Pomarine Skua, 30 Fulmar, 80 Gannet plus 1 Great Northern Diver west 06.30 – 08.00. (A C Robinson)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: c50 Whimbrel. (M Garland)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1w Spoonbill, 5 (1 sum plum) Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 sum plum Little Egret. (R Veal)

Downderry: on the beach this morning 61 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and 9 Dunlin. (A Payne)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 5 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 2 Gadwall, 1 Wigeon, 3 Mallard plus 2 well grown young, 1 m Garganey, 3 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 5 Grey Heron, c20 Swallow, c5 Sand Martin, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, Reed and Sedge Warbler. (DK Parker, P St Pierre)

Marazion: 76 Whimbrel, 48 Turnstone, 6 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Sanderling on the beach and 1 1s Mediterranean Gull offshore. (DK Parker, P St Pierre)

Drift Reservoir (members only): c50 Swallow, c50 Sand Martin, c15 House Martin and 4 Swift. (P St Pierre)

Towan Head: 1 (dark phase) Arctic Skua. (S Rowe)

St Merryn: 1 pair of Blue Tit busy nest building in nest box. (R Hughes)


24/04/2017 – 30/04/2107


Marazion: 1 Little Tern first seen at 08:23, 84+ Whimbrel, 56+ Turnstone, 18 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 9 Sanderling, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (K Richards, M Halliday, B Dallas) c60 Whimbrel, 5-6 White Wagtail, 1 Swift, 1 drake Garganey,

Land’s End: 1 Turtle Dove

Drift Reservoir: 1 Swift. (P St Pierre)

Rame Head: 1 Serin flew over calling at 15:10,

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Barn Owl, 10 Swift.


Marazion Beach: 1 sum plum Knot.


Praa Sands: Kentish Plover present again today.

Dobwalls: Red Kite flying low over private garden

Torpoint: 44 Dunlin, all in summer plumage, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Little Egret. (C Buckland)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Cattle Egret on Ryan’s Field this evening. (M Bishop) Also Spoonbill, 2 Common Sandpiper. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Nanquidno/Tregegean: 80+ Whimbrel, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Bar tailed Godwit. (C Moore)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Garganey reported again today.



Praa Sands: 1 Kentish Plover, 2 Ringed Plover

Constantine: 2 Cattle Egret flew north at 08:00 (J Chapman)

Falmouth: 1 Swift. (J Chapman)

Buttermilk Hill: 1 Ring Ouzel.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Little Ringed Plover at high tide, 1 sum plum Cattle Egret 16:30, 1w Spoonbill,

Goss Moor: 2 Little Bunting still present at Toads Hole at 08:40, also 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler


Siblyback Reservoir: 1m Lesser Scaup still at the north end this afternoon

Roseworthy: 1 Iceland Gull following the plough in fields by the old A30 this afternoon

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 drake Garganey, 1 Ruff (breeding plumage), 2 Common Sandpiper

Hayle Estuary: 2 Little Ringed Plover on Ryan’s field. (M Bishop)

Lizard/Old Lizard Head: 1 Common Redstart, 26 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 9 Whitethroat, 8 House Martin, 1 Woodchat Shrike over Helarcher farmyard. (S Grose)

Swanpool:  drake Garganey at the north end this evening

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 drake Garganey,



Hayle Estuary, Ryans Field RSPB: 1 Spoonbill,

Marazion Marsh RSPB: male Garganey, House Martin, Common Sandpiper.

Bartinney Down: 1 female Ring Ouzel, 1 Greenshank,

Victoria: 1 Red Kite over A30 at 18:00. (B Field)

Gannel Estuary: 1 (2nd cal yr) Iceland Gull, 4 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Whimbrel. (S Rowe)

Maer Lake: 1 Cattle Egret.


Gannel Estuary: 1 (2nd cal yr) Iceland Gull. (S Rowe)

Rosewall Hill: 2 Ring Ouzel.

Goss Moor: 2 Little Bunting still present. (M Jones)

Treverva: 1 Cuckoo calling this afternoon to the west of Treverva.

Hayle Estuary: 1 Avocet, 1 Spoonbill.

Marazion Marsh: 1m Garganey.

Land’s End: 1m Western Subalpine Warbler opposite Swingates