Thursday 23rd March 2017

Late news, 22/3, Gerrans Bay: 8 Black-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 7 Common Scoter and 1 Sandwich Tern. (D Hall)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Red-breasted Merganser, juv Iceland Gull, juv Kittiwake, 25 Redshank, 16 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Grey Plover. (S Rogers) 2 Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field this morning. (Cornwall Birding)

St Erth: 1 juv Iceland Gull and 12 Little Egret in Tredrea Lane. (MJ Spicer)

Drift Reservoir: c200 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow. (D Flumm) 300+ Sand Martin. (S Rogers)

Sennen: 1 White Wagtail in the village, 130 Golden Plover at Trevedra Farm. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra/St Levan: 29 Chiffchaff. Juv Iceland Gull nearby in fields at Polgigga. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: 3 Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest and 1 Blackcap ringed. (K Wilson)

Mount’s Bay: imm male Common Scoter. (S Rogers)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 12 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 1 House Martin. (S Rogers) 2 juv Iceland Gull on the beach at Red River mouth. (Cornwall Birding)

Swanpool: Cetti’s Warbler still present this morning. (J Irvine) Also 1 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Sand Martin. (D Chaney)

Maenporth: Iceland Gull reported.

Lethytep, Lanreath: 1 Garganey. (P Hambly)

Gannel Estuary: 6 Cattle Egret at Penpol Creek roost at 18.50. (S Grose)

Carharrack: m&f Blackcap, 6 Long-tailed Tit on feeders and 2 Bullfinch in private garden. (W Chegwidden)

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Blackcap – Warren Chegwidden


Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Late video, 19/3, Par Beach Pool: White-fronted Goose. (John Chapple)


Late news, 21/3, Rosewall, St Ives: 1 female Black Redstart. (S Turner)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Cattle Egret, 2 imm Spoonbill, 1 juv Iceland Gull, 2 sum plum Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Gull, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 27 Sandwich Tern, 1m Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff. (R Veal, S Turner, M Bishop, M Scott-Ham)

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Spoonbill – Reuben Veal

Crowlas: 1f Brambling again in private garden. (R Veal)

St Erth: Yellow-browed Warbler in willows alongside lake at SW549347, Green Sandpiper on pond at SW565335. (M Scott-Ham)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 m Wheatear. (M & T Hasdell) Later 5 (3m,2f) Wheatear. (R Butts)

Pendeen: c20 Common Dolphin, 2 Harbour Porpoise, Black-throated Diver sitting on sea. (M Scott-Ham)

Bartinney: 1 male Hen Harrier. (P Taylor)

Sancreed: 1 Swallow on wires briefly then north, first of the year in village, 10 Sand Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 71 Golden Plover north. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 70 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Sennen: 2 Sandwich Tern in the bay this morning. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 8 Mallard, 12 Teal, 1 Wigeon, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe, 29 Moorhen, 2+ Swallow, 3 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff still. (DK Parker) Also 1 drk Shoveler, 3 Grey Heron, 1 buck Roe Deer in field behind Longrock Pool. (A James) 2 Swallow on wires at Longrock Pool. (R Butts)

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Shoveler, Little Egret, Grey Heron and Roe Deer – Alan James

Helston: Bonaparte’s Gull again at the boating lake.

Helford River: 20 Cattle Egret in cattle field on west side of Frenchman’s Creek, seen from east side, with 22 Little Egret and 1 juv Iceland Gull. (D Britton)


Cattle Egret – Dave Britton

Swanpool: 1 Cetti’s Warbler singing, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still, both on west side, Green Woodpecker heard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk. Offshore 5 Razorbill, 2 Guillemot and 2 Harbour Porpoise. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 30 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow. (D Chaney)

Trevose Head: 5 Wheatear. (D Lockstone)

Porthilly Point: 5 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 62 Wigeon. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Chough flew north high over Penpol Creek at 18.30, 6 Cattle Egret. (S grose)

River Camel from Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 24 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 25 Shelduck, 15 Mallard, 9 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Pheasant, 1 Shag, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 120 Oystercatcher, 25 Grey Plover, 200 Golden Plover, 1 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 25 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 30 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 55 Black-tailed Godwit, 45 Curlew, 3 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 150 Herring Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Great Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 15 Carrion Crow, 5 Starling, 7 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch. (M Scawen et al)

Par Pool: 1 imm Caspian Gull, no sign of the White-fronted Goose. (R Butts)

Upper Fowey Valley: 1 Mistle Thrush. (R Butts)

Dozmary Pool: 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Lesser Scaup, 1 Little Grebe, 1 fem Shoveler, 1 pair Teal, 1 fem Goldeneye, 12 Lapwing, c500 Golden Plover over, c20 Pied Wagtail, c10 Meadow Pipit, 1 Water Pipit. (R Butts)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Greylag Goose. (R Hampshire)

Lanner Green: 3 Goldfinch, pair Chaffinch, Greenfinch, m Bullfinch in private garden. (R Hampshire)


Tuesday 21st March 2017

Maer Lake: 2 Spoonbill flew in at 12.00, still feeding at 14.30. (M Arval)

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Spoonbill – Martin Arval

Drift Reservoir: c100 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 8 Sand Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 120 Lesser Black-backed Gull north. (D Flumm)

St Erth: 1 Cattle Egret and 7 Little Egret in Tredrea Lane. (MJ Spicer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill present again.

Lizard Point: 1 Little Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern, 30+ Puffin. (A Blunden, I Maclean)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Greenshank, 14 Curlew, 6 Cattle Egret at the Penpol roost. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 1 Sandwich Tern, 31 Wigeon. (S Grose)

Penzance: Blackcap in private garden. (R Farnes)


Blackcap – Rod Farnes

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Hobby hunting Sand Martins, flew off towards Cheesewring, harrassed by Kestrel, 14 Sand Martin, 2 Kestrel, 12 Meadow Pipit, 60+ Herring Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 2 Redwing. (P Sharp)


Monday 20th March 2017

Late news, 15/03, St Austell Bay: 7 Common Scoter, 1 f Velvet Scoter, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe off Par Beach. (B Bosistow)

Late news, 18/03, College Reservoir: 40+ Sand Martin, 1f Goldeneye. (D Chaney)

Late news, 19/03, Trevose Head: 4 Puffin, 1 Hooded Crow, 2 Scandinavian Rock Pipit. (B Bosistow)

Late news, 19/3, Walmsley Sanctuary: 113 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff,1 Common Redshank,1 Barnacle Goose, 24 Gadwall, 6 Pintail, 65 Sand Martin, 1 Water Pipit. (B Bosistow)

Late photos, 19/3, Par Beach Pool: albifrons White-fronted Goose.

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White-fronted Goose – Steve Rogers

Gannel Estuary: 6 Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret. (S Rowe)

Portholland Beach: 1 2w Glaucous Gull flew onto rocks at 13.30. (K Blackman)

Amalveor: Ringtail and Male Hen Harrier this evening. (R Menari)

Men-an-Tol: ringtail Hen Harrier at 18:10. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 2 Swallow, 6 Sand Martin and 3 Tufted Duck on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

Wherry Rocks, Penzance: 6 Sandwich Tern at 13.15. (R Butts)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 1w Iceland and 2w Yellow-legged Gull. Spoonbill also still present.

Kynance Cove: 1 Wheatear. (M&P Holt)

Old Lizard Head: male Black Redstart, 2 Chough. Also several Stonechat in the area. (M&P Holt)

Crowlas: 1f Brambling, 1 Chiffchaff in full song in private garden. (R Veal)

Rosemullion Head: 2 Black-throated Diver. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth Bay: 4 Common Scoter west. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 9 Little Egret roosting, 1m Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Oystercatcher – at mid-morning high tide. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 f Goldeneye, 40 Canada Goose. (D Chaney)

Gwennap Churchyard: 1 Nuthatch. (R Hampshire)

Charlestown: 1 Sparrowhawk in private garden. (D Hastilow)

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Sparrowhawk – David Hastilow

Par Beach: 1 European White-fronted Goose feeding on factory roof on the way to Spit Beach! 1 1w Caspian Gull and 1 1w Yellow legged Gull on buildings by the beach, large numbers of gulls in the bay. (B Bosistow)

Bissoe: Osprey sat on top of a tree between here and Cross Lanes. (A Luxmoore)


Saturday 4th March 2017

Late news, 3/3, Coverack: 1 Little Gull in the bay and 1 House Martin. (P Bedford)

Coverack: 1 House Martin. (P Bedford, D Beadle) Adult Iceland Gull. (P Bedford, J Selby)

Newtown St Martin: immature Glaucous Gull in cattle field with Herring Gulls this morning. (J Selby)

Bartinney Clay Pit: ringtail Hen Harrier. (S Williams)

Sancreed: ringtail Hen Harrier, 3 Little Egret, 60 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Falmouth: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Razorbill off Castle Beach. (J Irvine, J St Ledger)

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Red-necked Grebe and Slavonian Grebe – John St Ledger

Swanpool: 2 Firecrest, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper. (D Eva)

Pendennis Point: 16 Gannet, 2 Cormorant, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (J Beveridge)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 female Pintail, 5 Tufted Duck ( D. Eva )

Loe Pool: 16 Cattle Egret,  30 Cormorant, 10 Goosander, 12 Shoveler, 5 Pochard, 15 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Common Gull, 750 Black-headed Gull, 140 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 540 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 singing Cetti’s Warbler, 150+ Redwing. (G Adams, I Maclean)

Porth Reservoir: 1 juv Iceland Gull, 4 Common Gull, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 1 Red-throated Diver, 9 Purple Sandpiper, 26 Turnstone. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 7 Cattle Egret from car park at 7.00am. (S Grose)

Penzance: male Black Redstart in the dry dock. (S Grose)

Longrock: 5 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 12 Great Northern Diver, 8 Common Scoter offshore. (R Veal)

Marazion: 2 Black Redstart this morning. (T Phelps) Little Gull at Little London late afternoon. (R Farnes)

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Little Gull – Rod Farnes

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 drk Red-breasted Merganser at high tide, 1w Common Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Ringed Plover on Lelant Saltings. 1 juv Iceland Gull, 1 Lapwing on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal) Juv Iceland Gull, 3rd cal Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Spoonbill, 3 Goosander and a Kittiwake from the causeway this afternoon. (T Phelps) Also 3 Goosander this morning. (S Grose)

Crowlas: 1 f Brambling again in private garden this am. (R Veal)

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Brambling – Reuben Veal

Tehidy Country Park: Yellow-browed Warbler still in bushes between café and lake. (T Wilson, P Smale)

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Yellow-browed Warbler – Perry Smale

Rinsey: 1 f Stonechat, 1 m Kestrel, 1 drk Common Scoter close to shore, 8 Raven. (J Evans)

Penhale Point: 4 Chough, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Raven, 6 Carrion Crow, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 ringed Stonechat, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Song Thrush. (S Grose)


Friday 3rd March 2017

Late news, 2/3, Ninestones: 1 Willow Tit. (L Proctor, M Spicer)

Late news, 2/3, Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup and 2 Mute Swan. (L Proctor, M Spicer)

Late news, 2/3, College Reservoir: 1 Greater Scaup. (L Proctor, M Spicer)

Late news, 2/3, Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Spoonbill, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 3 Little Egret, 15 Gadwall and 11 Pintail. (D Parker)

Porthilly Beach: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 8 Cattle Egret 300m E of car park 8.30am. Also 4 Mediterranean Gull. (M Lammas) 1w Ring-billed Gull this afternoon. (S Rowe)

St Clement: 12 Cattle Egret and 1 Little Egret in fields at Menadews Farm. (C Benton)

Truro: 1 Firecrest in private garden this morning. (D Jenkins)

Kennall Vale: pair of Dipper. (A James) Also 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Grey Heron. (B Sharples)

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Dipper – Alan James

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Water Rail, “lots” of Reed Bunting, “lots” of Goldfinch, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Bullfinch viewed from the southern cut-off. (B Sharples)

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Long-tailed Tit and Bullfinch – Bob Sharples

Penryn: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still at Tremough. (B Porter)

Falmouth: 1 Great Skua, 2 Harbour Porpoise, good numbers of Kittiwake distantly in Falmouth Bay as viewed from Swanpool Beach. (D Chaney)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 drake Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Goosander, 6 Mediterranean Gull and 21 Bar-tailed Godwit from the causeway. (D Parker)

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Goosander – Dave Parker

Roskilly: sub adult Pomarine Skua flew SW past Low Lee Buoy towards Mousehole at 14:00. (D Parker)

Penzance: 17+ Great Northern Diver, 4 Black-throated Diver from Jubilee Pool. (C Urquhart)

Mousehole: juv Pomarine Skua, 2 (3rd cal and 2nd cal) Yellow-legged Gull. Also Eider on the rocks. (C Urquhart)

Mount’s Bay: 1 1w Little Gull and 5 Mediterranean Gull on Eastern Green Beach. 5 Common Scoter and 5 Mediterranean Gull off Marazion. (M Spicer) Little Gull later seen at Little London. (A McKechnie)


Little Gull – Alex McKechnie

Nanjizal: juv Iceland Gull off Carn-les-Boel. (M Wallace)

Sennen: 2nd cal Iceland Gull. (K Wilson)

West Looe: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Turnstone, 1 Little Egret. (C Buckland)


Thursday 2nd March 2017

Late News, 01/03, Swanpool: 1 Merlin, 2 Mediterranean Gull, c1000 Herring Gull, 5 Harbour Porpoise (3 ad 2 calves) in Falmouth Bay. (D Chaney)

Pendennis Point: 1 Great Northern Diver, 6 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel, 50 Kittiwake, 2 Diver sp west, 1 m Stonechat, 8 Harbour Porpoise, 15 Common Dolphin. (D Chaney)

Swanpool/Swanvale: 2 Bullfinch, 16+ Robin, Green Woodpecker heard, 5 Chiffchaff including one in song, 1 Redwing, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still present at entrance to Swanvale, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Water Rail. (JH & K Dalziel)

Falmouth Docks: 1 Glaucous Gull in Northern Arm car park but private property with no public access. (S Taylor)

Porthgwarra: 2 Black Redstart at Hella Point this afternoon. (P Taylor & H Mitchell)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Cattle Egret in trees by main pond and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (A McKechnie)

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Cattle Egret & Yellow-browed Warbler – Alex McKechnie

Trevilley: 2nd cal Kumlien’s Gull, 2 2nd cal Iceland Gull, 3 2nd cal Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Water Pipit. (K Wilson)

Gannel Estuary: 1w Ring-billed Gull present until 5.10pm. (M Lammas)

Crowlas: 1 f Brambling again in private garden. (R Veal)

Marazion: 2 Velvet Scoter, 1 Common Scoter off Station House car park at 7.00am. 1 1w Little Gull, 12 Black-headed Gull, 9 Grey Plover, 2 Little Egret at Venton Cove 5.15pm.(R Menari)

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Little Gull – Richard Menari

Penzance: f Eider near the harbour, drk Eider and ad Little Gull at Eastern Green, 6 Grebe sp and several Dolphin sp offshore. (D King) 1 Pomarine Skua from Jubilee Pool, also many Kittiwake and Gannet and 2-3 Porpoise. (J Headon)

Dunmere Wood: 1 Marsh Tit. (D Parker)

Sladesbridge: 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper. (D Parker)

Mousehole: Black Redstart.

Lamorna Cove: Balearic Shearwater reported.