Saturday 31st March 2018

Gerrans Bay: 1 Pacific Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 12 Black-throated Diver, 8 Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe, 3 Sandwich Tern, Fulmar, and 4 Common Gull. (T Farr)

Porthpean: 2 m and 1 f Surf Scoter and f Long-tailed Duck. (A Ramesh)

Downderry: 1w Iceland Gull offshore early this morning. Also in the area 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Kittiwake, 1 Common Scoter and several Common Gull. (A Payne)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Juv Glaucous Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern feeding outside the harbour. (S Grose) Glaucous Gull still present at 13:00. (L Proctor)

Glaucous Gull – Shaun Grose

Marazion Beach: 12 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull on water’s edge opposite “The Hoxton Special” cafe. (S Grose)

St Cleer: 2w Iceland Gull in fields N of St Cleer, flew towards Siblyback 11:30. (A Dawson)

Pentewan: Iceland Gull at Pentewan Sands.

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup with female Scaup, drake Goldeneye, Tufted Duck plus Stonechat late morning. (T Farr, P Bray)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 15 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 176 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Pintail (mating), 10 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 1 Water Pipit. (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7 Black-tailed Godwit and 8 1w Med Gull. (DK Parker)

St Erth: 11 Little Egret and 3 Med Gull with cattle in fields north of Tredrea Lane. (DK Parker)

Praa Sands: 7 Common Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern, 3 Sanderling. (S Grose)

Lower Tamar Lake: 3 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Reed Bunting, 5f Goosander, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Great Tit, 3 Moorhen, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Robin. (R Mudge)

Kit Hill: 1 Short-eared Owl at 20:00. (C Imms)

Goonlaze, Stithians: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Reed Bunting, pr Chaffinch, in private garden. (R Hampshire)

Torpoint: Female Blackcap in private garden all month. (A Allan)

Lostwithiel: around 6 Siskin, male and female, still regularly visiting feeders. Up to a dozen, mixing with Goldfinches, have been present since January, more than any year over the last 20. (C Mayhew)

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Friday 30th March 2018

Nanjizal: Osprey flew north plus a few Chiffchaffs and Goldcrest after a hard frost. (K Wilson)

Pendower: from Pendower beach up the valley to Melinsey Mill. At least eight singing Chiffchaff and a Marsh Tit. Also Red-necked Grebe, Slavonian Grebe, 6 Sandwich Tern, Black-throated Divers and Great Northern Divers off Pendower beach early afternoon. (T Farr) 34+ Great Northern Diver, 14 Black-throated Diver, 8 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Common Scoter, 6 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe, T Carson) Pacific Diver, 4+ Black-throated Diver, 2+ Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe, Red-necked Grebe & 4+ Sandwich Tern in the evening. (P Chapman)

Portscatho: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 12 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup still, plus female Scaup and c30 Tufted Duck at 13:30. (P Chapman)

Coverack: 2w Iceland Gull still, on rocks by the Paris Hotel.

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Goldeneye, 14 Tufted Duck, 3 Coot, 4 singing Chiffchaff (D Eva)

Gwithian Towans: 1 Hooded Crow (or possible hybrid). (MJ Spicer)

St Gothian Sands: 1 Swallow. (MJ Spicer) Also 2 Blue Tit, 2 Blackbird (pair), 1 Greylag, 2 Coot, Little Grebe, 30 Canada Geese, 21 Tufted Duck, 2 Mallard, 67+ Herring Gull, 18 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Rock Pipit, 2 Kestrel, Buzzard, 2 pairs of Stonechat, Wren, Robin, 3 Shelduck and male Yellowhammer singing from bushes in sewerage works. (PJ Freestone)

Copperhouse: Sparrowhawk circling Copperhouse Creek (PJ Freestone)

Port Quin/Lundy Bay: 2 Puffin, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Yellowhammer, 9 Skylark, 2 Swallow, 2 Kestrel, 3 Raven. (S Grose)

Trevarrion: 1 Barn Owl, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Raven. (S Grose)

Grogley: 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Willow Warbler all singing. (P Spong)

Rising Sun, Callington: Flock of c120 Golden Plover this afternoon. (C Imms)

RSPB Scillonian III wildlife cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 2 Red-throated Diver, 3 Sandwich Tern, 76 Manx Shearwater, 12 Gannet, 7 Razorbill, 6 Guillemot, 2 Kittiwake and 2 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 266 Manx Shearwater, 27 Gannet, 7 Fulmar, 5 Guillemot, 3 Kittiwake and 1 Puffin. Wolf Rock to Scilly: 18 Guillemot, 5 Gannet, 5 Manx Shearwater, 4 Razorbill, 2 Kittiwake, 2 Fulmar and 1 Chiffchaff. Scilly to Wolf Rock: 32 Manx Shearwater, 5 Guillemot, 3 Fulmar, 2 Gannet and 4 Common Dolphin. (M Ahmad and DA Conway)

Lizard: 2 Swallow flew north over the village. (M Silk)

Truro: Female Blackcap still in a private garden. (M Costa) 1 female Siskin in private garden. (D Jenkins)

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Thursday 29th March 2018

Late news, 28/3, Tehidy CP: 1 Marsh Tit. (B Dodd)

Late news, 28/3, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Grey Heron , 2 Little Egret , 6 Canada Goose , 2 Shelduck , 1 Black-tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. (K Bowers)

Grey Heron – Kevin Bowers

Black-tailed Godwit – Kevin Bowers

Davidstow Airfield: Pair of Wheatear at 13:00. (N Page)

Mawgan: 1 Nuthatch, 5 Siskin and 2 Blackcap in garden. (P Bedford)

Nanjizal: Hooded Crow at Higher Bosistow. (MD Wallace)

Marazion: 5 Red-throated Diver, 6 Common Scoter and 6 Sandwich Tern offshore plus a Water Pipit on the beach. (L Proctor, B Mellow)

Porthgwarra: 32 Fulmar, 86 Kittiwake and 62 Puffin 09:00 – 09:30. 1 Red-throated Diver, 14 Fulmar, 45 Kittiwake and 11 Puffin 09:30 – 10:00. Continuous stream of Manx Shearwater and auks throughout. 2 Mallard, 1 Snipe and 4 Long-tailed Tit in the valley. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 17 Shelduck, 4 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 4 Greenshank, 7 Grey Plover, 18 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 2w Med Gull and 4 Sandwich Tern on Lelant Saltings.

Portscatho: 2 Great Northern Divers in the harbour at 15:00. (T Farr)

Par Pond: 1 Teal, 1 Wren. (C Hooper)

Teal – C Hooper

Wren – C Hooper

St Merryn: 2 Hawfinch on sunflower hearts briefly in neighbours garden. (R Hughes)

Towan Head: 45 Turnstone, 17 Purple Sandpiper. (S Rowe)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 12 Sandwich Tern on rocks. (J St Ledger)

Sandwich Tern, John St Ledger

Gwennap: Green Sandpiper (R Hampshire)

Lanner: 2 Common Lizards (R Hampshire)

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Wednesday 28th March 2018

Late news, 27/3, Kenidjack: 1 very vocal Firecrest by the log splitter and 3 Chiffchaff. (S Turner)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 7 Cattle Egret amongst Little Egret, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Gadwall, 2 Pintail, 10+ Swallow, 20+ Sand Martin, 1 Reed Bunting. (D Trevelyan)

Port Isaac, Treharrock Manor: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Buzzard, 5 Raven. (S Grose)

College Reservoir: 6 Sand Martin. (C Benton)

Camel Trail Wildlife Walk to Tregunna: 22 Mute Swan, 2 Whooper Swan, 3 Canada Goose, 36 Shelduck, 9 Mallard, 3 Wigeon, 5 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 45 Oystercatcher, 1 Turnstone, 1 Common Sandpiper, 65 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 85 Curlew, 65 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 17 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 6 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 35 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 3 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 4 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, 4 Bullfinch,  1 Otter, 5 Palmate Newt. (M. Scawen et al.)

Porthkidney Sands: 28 Sandwich Terns. (R Butts & Tim Pinfield)

Godrevy: 2 male Wheatears. (R Butts & Tim Pinfield)

Hayle & Ryan’s Field: 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 2 imm. Common Gull, 6 imm. Mediterranean Gull. (R Butts & Tim Pinfield)

Padstow farm shop: 2 Barn Owl at 21:30. (S Grose)

Pendower-Carne beach: Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 8 Diver sp, 2 Slavonian, Red-necked Grebe, Dunlin & lots of Gannets. (T Farr)

Ruan Lanihorne: Two Spoonbill at 17:25. (T Farr)

Egloshayle: 5 definitely but possibly 8 Hawfinch this morning at the old cemetery 09:30 (not the churchyard!). (A Langdon)

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Tuesday 27th March 2018

Late news, 25/3, Connor Downs: Woodcock calling over garden. (PJ Freestone)

Lizard Point: 15 Manx Shearwater, 14 Puffin, 5 Kittiwake, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver and juv Glaucous Gull on rocks at the point. (T Phelps, L Langley)

Penryn Campus: 1 Hawfinch. (T Phelps, L Langley)

Chapel Amble: 7 Cattle Egret and 1 Water Pipit, also Singing Willow Warbler (DI Julian)

Clapper Marshes: 2 Sand Martin, Common & Green Sandpiper this afternoon. (DI Julian)

Egloshayle: 1+ Hawfinch still at the old cemetery at 13:30. (DI Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 6 Shoveler, 4 Shelduck, 46 Teal, 6 Pintail, 3 Tufted Duck, 4 Ruff, 138 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Lapwing, 20 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow and 1 Water Pipit. ( Bob Bosisto )

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ad Little Gull and Yellow-legged Gull. (P Clement)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Wheatear, 4 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 28 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 46 Moorhen, 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker) 3 female Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, male Wheatear, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 18 Moorhen. (PJ Freestone and B Dallas)

Marazion: 68 Sanderling on beach this evening. (PJ Freestone and B Dallas)

Stithians Reservoir: Kingfisher flew over road at Southern Causeway at 09:05. (PJ Freestone) Also 6 Sand Martin, 1 Goldeneye (female), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (male), 3 Reed Bunting (2 male, 1 female), 1 Bullfinch (female). (J St Ledger)

Reed Bunting, John St Ledger

Goldeneye, John St Ledger

Porth Reservoir: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 1 pair returned to one of last years nests. 2 Little Grebe, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Coot. (S Grose)

St Mawes: 1 Red-necked Grebe. (D Collins)

Falmouth: Male Blackcap in hedgerow opposite Police Station. (PJ Freestone)

Loe Beach: Sandwich Tern this afternoon. (T Farr)

Liskeard: 2 Canada Geese in my field at Roseland. (V Bell)

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Monday 26th March 2018

Late news, 25/3, Porth Reservoir: 5 pair Great Crested Grebes (2 pairs displaying with vegetation), 4 pairs Moorhen (1 pair mating), 3 Grey Heron, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 1 Tawny Owl calling, 4 Buzzard, 2 Chiffchaff calling, 1 Song Thrush and 4 Blackbird. (D Thomas)

Late news, 25/3, Penwithick: 8 House Sparrow, 3 Blue Tit, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Robin. (K Bowers)

House Sparrow – Kevin Bowers

House Sparrow – Kevin Bowers

Late news, 25/3, Drift Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Sand Martin (S. Rogers)

Late news, 25/3, Perranuthnoe: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 8 Turnstone. (S. Rogers)

Turnstone – Steve Rogers

Buttermilk Hill: 1 male Ring Ouzel, 9 Ravens  and 2 Meadow Pipits displaying. (V Stratton)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1st winter Ring-billed Gull with Herring Gulls feeding in fields opposite Gannel filling station. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 1w Iceland Gull and 1 redhead Goosander on Lelant Saltings. (P Roseveare, MJ Spicer) Also 1 ad Iceland Gull. (M Ahmad)

Egloshayle: 4 Hawfinch still at the old cemetery at 08:15. More photos at Images Naturally. (A Langdon)

Hawfinch- Adrian Langdon

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter and Long-tailed Duck still at 09:50. (T Farr)

Tresillian: 2 Spoonbill on the river opposite Tresemple Pool. (M Jones)

Rock, Porthilly Point: 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 11 Shelduck, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Skylark, 11 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Swallow on Longrock Pool plus drake Tufted Duck still. (DK Parker) Also 2 Cetti’s Warblers on boardwalk past the railway line. (J Dennis)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Shelduck, 12 Canada Geese, 2f Goldeneye, 9 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Willow Tit, 1 Tawny Owl calling, 1 Marsh Tit. (R Mudge)

Upper Tamar Lake: 3 Cormorant, 4 Willow Tit, 1 Buzzard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Lesser Black-Backed Gull. (R Mudge)

Whitecross, Newquay: 100+ Golden Plover, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Wren, 1 Bullfinch, 5 Chaffinch, 1 pair Dunnock, 3 Buzzard and 1 pair Magpie building nest. (D Thomas)

Par Pond: 2 Teal. ( C Hooper)

Teal – C Hooper

Teal – C Hooper

Truro: 1m 1f Siskin in my garden. (D Jenkins)

Truro: Female Blackcap in front garden. (M Costa)

Restronguet Creek: 1 Sandwich Tern, 21 Red-breasted Merganser, 9 Shelduck, 4 Redshank, 5 Nuthatch (calling). (J St Ledger)

Red-breasted Merganser – John St Ledger

Newlyn: 1 Grey Heron on the river bank opposite the cinema. (J Scott)

Pendower: 2 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 6+ Black-throated Diver, 4+ Great Northern Diver & a Great Crested Grebe. (T Farr)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Whimbrel with 8 Curlew this afternoon. (T Farr)

Caerhays Castle: partial melanistic Great Black Backed Gull at Caerhays Castle late morning and possibly the bird at Hayle on 22/3. (T Farr)

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Sunday 25th March 2018

Late news, 24/3, Sennen Cove: 2nd cal Glaucous Gull. (K Wilson)

Bugle: 1 Hawfinch. (D Hill)

Hawfinch – David Hill

Egloshayle: 4 Hawfinch still in the old cemetery. (C Hooper – photo)

Hawfinch – John Chapple

Pendower/Carne Beaches, Roseland: 12+ Black-throated Diver, 2+ Great Northern Diver and probable (distant) Pacific Diver. Also fem Common Scoter, 2 Slavonian Grebe + 1 Red-necked Grebe (and 2+ distant Grebe sp), Sandwich Terns fishing the bay and a singing Chiffchaff. (M Silk)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 female Goosander, 2 Knot, 5 Sandwich Tern, 6 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 17 Grey Plover, 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Redshank. (D Eva)

Marazion: 1f Black Redstart, 1m Wheatear on beach. 1 Sand Martin, 3 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall on marsh. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Wilkins)

Sennen: 3 Red-throated Diver, 11 Sandwich Tern. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Wilkins)

Bartinney: 1 imm male Merlin. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Wilkins)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Sand Martin, 1 Water Rail, 1 Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 11 Snipe. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Shelduck, 3 Coot, 1 adult Iceland Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl at 20:05. (S Grose)

River Lynher: 2 Snow Goose. (T Clark)

Falmouth: 2 Common Scoter (male) feeding off Swanpool Beach. (J St Ledger)

Gulval: 1 Dipper. (A McKechnie)

Dipper – Alex McKechnie

Windmill Farm CBWPS Walk: 1 Grey Heron, 1 Reed Bunting (male), 4 Buzzard, 4 Skylark, 5 Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 3 Adder, 5 Slow Worm, 2 Common Lizard, 1 Palmate Newt, 1 Stoat. (D Wright)

Predannack Headland: 3 Wheatear. (D Wright)

Truro: 1m 1f Siskin in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Trenance boating lake, Newquay: 1 singing Chiffchaff. (B Heath)

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