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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Saturday 24th March 2018

Late news, 23/3, RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise, Penzance – Wolf Rock: Male Eider, 6 Manx Shearwater, 5 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 1 possible Black-throated Diver, 12 Fulmar, 54 Gannet, 3 Kittiwake, 12 Fulmar, 2 Great Black-backed Gull. Wolf Rock – Penzance: 1 Manx Shearwater, 7 Kittiwake, 14 Gannet, 7 Fulmar, 3 Auks, 1 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock – St Mary’s: 27 Manx Shearwater, 1 dark phase Fulmar, 1 Sandwich Tern, 10 Kittiwake, 6 Guillemot, 31 Shag, 1 Fulmar, 13 Gannet, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull. St Mary’s – Wolf Rock: 3 Manx Shearwater, 8 Gannet, 5 Kittiwake, 4 Razorbill, 3 Guillemot, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Fulmar. (B Craven, D Conway)

Late news, 23/3, Penzance Harbour: 37 Purple Sandpiper on the breakwater. (B Craven, D Conway)

Marazion Harbour: Pacific Diver just offshore. (A Witheywood)

Marazion Beach: 1w Iceland Gull briefly at 16:30, 35 Common Gull, 45 Black-headed Gull. (P Fraser)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Common Tern until 10:30 when flew out to sea, 13 Sandwich Tern, 2 Knot, 2 Lapwing, 9 Med Gull on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal) 35 Bar-tailed Godwit, 14 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 44 Redshank, 3 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin, 14 Med Gull, 10 Common Gull. (S Rowe)

Newquay, Trenance boating lake: 1w Ring-billed Gull. (S Grose)

Kenidjack Valley: 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Porth Ledden: 2 Glaucous Gull, 1 adult & 1 juv on rocks on right-hand side of beach. (S Grose)

Cape Cornwall: 1 fem type Black Redstart, 2 Stonechat, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Wren, 1 Grey Heron, 17 Oystercatcher, 1 predated Golden Plover. (S Grose)

Charlestown: 5 Fulmar at nest sites on east cliffs and 1 m Blackcap still. (D Hastilow)

Respryn: 1 male Dipper. (B&B Heath)

Nanquidno: 1 male Wheatear, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra/St Levan: 14 Wheatear, 12 Chiffchaff, 4 Sandwich Tern, 2 Wigeon. (M Wallace)

Penhale Point: 1 Merlin. Also observed but not counted: Linnets, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits. (S Grose)

St Buryan: 2 male Ring Ouzel in private garden this afternoon. Flew north towards village at 17:15. (M Bishop)

Downderry: between 07:20 and 08:25 there were 48 Common Scoter heading west, 6 Sandwich Tern, 12 Red-throated Diver on the sea and 13 Great Northern Diver (8 on sea, 5 flying east). (A Payne)

Gerrans Bay: 11 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 10 Great Northern Diver, 4 Black-throated Diver, 1 Razorbill, 4 Sandwich Tern. (D Hall)

Lizard Point: 2 Black-throated Diver, 40 Kittiwake, 250 Manx Shearwater, 2 Pomarine Skua, 2 Teal, 45 Common Scoter, 24 Fulmar, 1 Iceland Gull, 7 Puffin, 37 Sandwich Tern, 1 Starling, 25 Meadow Pipit. (T Blunden)

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Sunday 9th July 2017

Porthgwarra: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Puffin, 279 Common Scoter, 1 Great Skua, 1 Sandwich Tern and c50 Common Dolphin past 07:30-13:00. (R Veal)

Cardinham Woods: 3 Buzzard, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Kingfisher, Blue Tits, Great Tits. (W Chegwidden)

Bolventor/Codda Tor area: 5 Mistle Thrush, 1 Wheatear, several House Martins and Swallows, 4 Buzzard, parties of Linnets and Goldfinches, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Raven, Pied Wagtail, 2+ Dunnock. Also Beautiful Demoiselle, Common Blue Damselfly, Golden-winged Dragonfly, Large Red Damselfly, Ringlets, Red Admirals, Gatekeepers and Meadow Browns. (H Kendall, B Bryne)

Bosigran: 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Whitethroat. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Black Swan still. (B Toms, M Curtis)

River Neet, Bude: 4 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher. (R Maye)

Grampound (between Fair Cross and Penhale): 70+ Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer. (G Adams)

Gorran Haven: 22 Fulmar on cliff ledges. (G Adams)

Devoran: 115 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Oystercatcher. (S Rogers)

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Saturday 8th July 2017

Nanjizal: male Blyth’s Reed Warbler trapped this morning. Grasshopper Warbler and 5 Reed Warbler also trapped. (K Wilson)

Scillonian crossing, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 5 Mute Swan, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, several Shag, 1 Swallow, 1 Rock Pipit, 200 Manx Shearwater, 75 Gannet, 2 Kittiwake, 10 Guillemot, 3 Risso’s Dolphin (close to Penzance harbour), 3 Porpoise, 1 Grey Seal and 12 Common Dolphin. (S Stirrup)

Trewey Cliff, Zennor: 50 Swift. (D Flumm)

Idless: 1 adult and 2 juvenile Tawny Owl. (D Eva)

Marazion: 1 win plum Great Northern Diver, 2 (pr) Common Scoter offshore, 4 Whimbrel, 4 (1 early juv) Med Gull on the beach and c250 Wood Pigeon over. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Black-tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Barn Owl between Trevemper roundabout and boating lake. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: Sooty Shearwater reported.

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Friday 7th July 2017

Late news, 6/7, Porthgwarra: (07:30-10:00) 2 Roseate Tern, 3 Great Shearwater, 2 Puffin. (F Bell)

Polgigga: 2cy female Amur Falcon present again and showing well this morning to 11:08 only when it flew off high towards Sennen. (T Mills, A Davey, B Field, J Chapple et al) Quail at Raftra Farm at 13:20 but no sign of Falcon. (D Julian)


Amur Falcon – Brian Field

Amur Falcon – Adrian Davey

Amur Falcon – Tony Mills

Amur Falcon – Tony Mills

 

Amur Falcon – John Chapple

Porthgwarra: Great Shearwater, 1,000+ Manx Shearwater, 79 Gannet, 3 Puffin, 6 Razorbill, 3 Common Guillemot, 5 adult Mediterranean Gull and 27 Kittiwake also Sooty Shearwater reported. (LGR Evans, L Fuller)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Black Swans still. (LGR Evans)

Godolphin Hill: Hobby being harried by Swallows twice today down Rocky Lane. (S Yandall)

Rock, Porthilly Point: 9 Sandwich Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 56 Oystercatcher, 2 Raven, 40 Sand Martin, 16 swift, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron,5 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise, Penzance – Wolf Rock: c700 Manx Shearwater, 5 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 15 Kittiwake, 1 Med Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern and 1 Risso’s Dolphin. Wolf Rock – Penzance: c500 Manx Shearwater, 6 Fulmar, 5 Arctic Tern and c30 Common Dolphin. (MJ Spicer)

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Sunday 25th June 2017

Late news, 24/6, Padstow, Jubilee Queen boat trip: 6 Puffin off Rainer Rocks, 19 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: 1 Quail, 1 Swift. Also numerous Golden Ringed Dragonflies, 1 Southern Hawker, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, 3 Adders. (D Wright)

Quail – Dougy Wright

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Yellow-legged Gull present again 07:10-07:20. (M Halliday) 1 pr Shelduck with brood of 11, 3 Curlew, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Rumps Point: 1 Sooty Shearwater at 11:40 and many Manx Shearwater. (D Stannard)

Porthgwarra: Great Shearwater reported.

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Saturday 24th June 2017

Lizard Point (09:00-13:00): 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua, 2 Puffin, 7 Common Scoter. (I Maclean, M Pass, S Kolodziejski)

Godrevy: 1 pale phase Arctic Skua West at 16:18 and the same or another harassing a Kittiwake at 16:31. (R Veal)

St Gothian Sands: 7 (3 young) Coot, 2 (1 young) Little Grebe, 3 Rock Pipit. (R Veal)

Coot and Rock Pipit – Reuben Veal

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3rd cal Yellow-legged Gull this afternoon. (M Halliday)

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

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