Friday 5th May 2017

Late news, 4/5, Goss Moor: 5 Cuckoo, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Swift. (B Bosisto)

Pendeen: Red-throated Pipit in paddocks between the Coastguard Cottages and the lighthouse but flew east at 07:39. Alpine Swift flew low (eye level!) east at 08:23. (P Combridge)

Padstow: 9 Sandwich Tern on Tregirls beach. (S Grose)

Newquay: 92 Common Swift over heading North in the Pargolla Road area between 08:00 and 13:00, also 12 Swallow. (D Grose)

Dobwalls: 2 Swift flew over village. (C&J Duffy)

Caerthillian: Richards Pipit in first ploughed field south of Carthillian. Also 1 Whimbrel and 9 Dunlin. (D Wright)

Sancreed:  12 Swift. (DS Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 8 Swift, 30 House Martin, 30 Swallow, 20 Sand Martin. (DS Flumm)

Kenidjack:  5 Swift, 5 House Martin, 9 Wheatear. (DS Flumm)

St Just: 8 Swift, 70 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 4 Whimbrel. (DS Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill still and c20 Dunlin. (P St Pierre)

Mounts Bay: 3 Sandwich Tern off Eastern Green. (P St Pierre)

Polgigga: 1 Black Kite flew east over Bosistow Lane at 18:10. (MD Wallace)

Par: 7 Great Northern Diver (3 in summer plumage), 1 Black-throated Diver (summer plumage), 4 adult pale phase Pomarine Skua (feeding off of Porthpean),  2 Sandwich Tern, 15 Whimbrel and 8 Dunlin in the bay this evening. (B Bosisto)

Penlee Point: Sooty Shearwater, 58 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Swifts and 2 Guillemots this pm. (P Aley)

St Ives: 30+ Swifts. (R Veal)

Scillonian crossing, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 17 Fulmar, 15 Gannet, 2 Great Black-baked Gull, 19 Auk sp, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Swallow. (T Mills)

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Thursday 4th May 2017

Land’s End: 11 Wheatear, 1 f Whinchat, 1 Sand Martin, 7 Swift. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Escalls: 1 Swift. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Bude: 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Goldcrest (H Wilkins)

Rame: 26 Swifts, 8+ House Martin, Swallows and 1Lesser Whitethroat. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Sancreed: 1 Cuckoo, 3 Swift, 2 Greylag, 1 Garden Warbler and 1 Sedge Warbler (DS Flumm)

Newquay: 4 Swift near golf course. (P Harris)

Lizard: Nightingale singing at 05:55 but not again by 08:00 also 2 Sedge Warbler and 1 Bullfinch. Richards Pipit still in field below Man O War View and 1 Swift over. (DK Parker – photo, MJ Spicer) Also Hoopoe on west slopes of Caerthillian at 10:00.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: c10 Whimbrel, 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 Ringed Plover, 28 Dunlin and 12+ Swift over. Ryan’s Field: 1 1w Spoonbill. (R Veal)

St Ives: 3 Swift over. (R Veal)

Lostwithiel: 3 Swift. (E Mayhew)

Talland Bay: 1 Great Northern Diver. (E Mayhew)

Downderry: 53 Whimbrel on the beach early this morning. Also 3 Wheatears in afternoon. (A Payne)

Whipsiderry: 3 Wheatear, 1 Corn Bunting, 4 Raven and 2 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 2 Tawny owl 1 Barn Owl, 2 Yellowhammer and 1 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Porth Joke: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Swift, 1 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Trevescan: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 White Wagtail and 4 Wheatear in stubble field east of Apple Tree Cafe. (P St Pierre)

Land’s End: Male Redstart on Treeve Common. (P St Pierre)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Canada Geese with 3 goslings, drake Wigeon, female Pochard, 5 Mallard plus 6 young, 2 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 5+ Moorhen, 5 Swift and 6 Swallow this evening. (P St Pierre, DK Parker, R Hurrell)

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 2 Cuckoo and 12 Wheatear. (V Stratton)

St. Ives N.C.I. St Ives Island: 42 Swift, 200 plus Swallow, 16 House Martin and 8 Sand Martin. (V Stratton)

Wolf Rock to Penzance: A few gannets and small parties of auks (those seen were Razorbills), 1 Manx Shearwater and a Fulmar. One dead Porpoise floating on the surface about 1-2 miles West of Lands End. (R Hurrell)

Penzance: 18 Swift in the evening some display flighting past houses. 2 Whimbrel and 4 Turnstone over at height and calling. 5+ Turnstone feeding in the inner harbour. (R Hurrell)

Crows-an-Wra: 1 Iceland Gull reported.