Thursday 27th April 2017

Late news, 26/4, Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Garganey, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Greylag Goose ( good chance it’s a genuine migrant ), 1 Sinensis type Cormorant, 17 Shelduck, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Mistle Thrush, 60 Swallow, 20 House Martin, 100 Sand Martin. (B Bosistow)

Nanquidno: Flock of 56 Whimbrel, 1 Swift. (C&C Moore)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Gadwall, 1 Wheatear, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Linnet , 1 House Martin, Swallow, 7 Whimbrel flew over, Reed and Sedge Warbler, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Canada Goose. (R & J Teague) Also drake Garganey still present.

Praa Sands: 1 Kentish Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin and 9 Whimbrel on the beach, plus 5 Shelduck flew west early morning. (M Southam et al.)

     

Kentish Plover – all photos Dave Parker

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, 12 Whimbrel, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 1 Redshank on Ryan’s Field. 1 Knot, 8 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Shag on Carnsew Pool. 1 Fulvous Whistling Duck, 1 drk Wigeon, 3 Teal on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal)

Cattle Egret, Reuben Veal

Goss Moor: 2 Little Bunting still present at Toads Hole at 08:40, also 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Stonechat, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Buzzard. (P Ash)

Little Bunting, Paul Ash

Stonechat, Paul Ash

Grasshopper Warbler, Paul Ash

Chacewater: 1 Sparrowhawk above the garden centre. (S Grose)

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Wednesday 26th April 2017

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 2 pairs Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 8 Mallard (plus 2 broods of ducklings), 12 Teal, 1 drake Garganey, 1 Cormorant, 12 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 11 Moorhen, 3+ Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 2 Swift, c50 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 2 White Wagtail, 3 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Cetti’s Warbler and Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker, M Spicer)

Marazion: 54 Whimbrel, 4 Oystercatcher, c50 Dunlin, c5 Sanderling, 18 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Knot, 1 Turnstone, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 White Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail and 1 Wheatear on the beach. (DK Parker, S Cox)

Whinchat, Dave Parker

Whimbrel, Dave Parker

Grey Plover, Dave Parker

Penzance: 14 Purple Sandpiper around Battery Rocks beach this morning.

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, 20 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin. (C Benton, D Chaney, J St Ledger) Also 1 Wheatear by the beach, pair Mallard + 11 ducklings on the sea, swam into the beach, 1 predated by Herring Gull, 1 lost at sea, 8 ducklings and the female shepherded across the beach and onto Swanpool by Homo sapiens, 1 rescued from the sea. (D Chaney)

Garganey, John St Ledger

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

River Camel, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 15 Mute swan, 18 Canada goose, 18 Shelduck, 9 Mallard, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Pheasant, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Curlew, 12 Whimbrel, 28 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 250 Herring Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Wood Pigeon, 15 House Martin, 30 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 6 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 40 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 3 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, 1 Bullfinch. (M Scawen et al.)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 drake Garganey, 1 Ruff (breeding plumage), 2 Common Sandpiper, 80 Black tailed Godwit, 6 Gadwall, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Swift. (G. Berti, C Travis) 

Chapel Amble (walk to new hide): 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear, 2 Swift, 6 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap. (G. Berti, C Travis)

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

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Tuesday 25th April 2017

Late news, 24/4, Buttermilk Hill: 8 Ring Ouzels (4 females , 2 adult males and 2 first summer males), were still on the South side of the Hill last night. 2 Cuckoos, 9 Wheatears. (V Stratton)

Late news, 24/4, Anjue Green Fields: 12 Wheatears. (V Stratton)

Late news, 24/4, Mulfra Hill: 1 Cuckoo. (V Stratton)

Late news, 24/4, Trye Farm: 12 Wheatears, 1 Cuckoo. (V Stratton)

Late news, 24/4, Trewey Downs: 1 Cuckoo, 2 Wheatear. (V Stratton)

Late news, 24/4, Catchall: 1 juv Iceland Gull following the plough. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 24/4 Whitecross, Newquay: 10 Wheatear all in summer plumage, 1 Yellowhammer calling, 1 Blackcap calling, 1 Whitethroat calling, 2 Pied Wagtail, 35 Sparrow, 4 Swallow, 40 Wood Pigeon, 50 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Blue Tit, 5 Magpie, 2 pr Blackbird with food, 1 pr Robin with food, 1 Sparrowhawk being mobbed by swallows and sparrows. 2 Holly Blue, 2 Small White, 3 Speckled Wood and 3 Orange Tip butterflies.

Kenidjack: 1 Kestrel, 3 Wheatear, 7 Swallow. (B Oakes)

Wheatear, Ben Oakes

Hayle Estuary, Ryans Field RSPB: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Greenshank. (P St Pierre)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: male Garganey, House Martin, Common Sandpiper. (P St Pierre)

Bartinney Down: 1 female Ring Ouzel, 1 Greenshank, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Canada Geese, 2 singing Skylark and c20 Meadow Pipit. (DK Parker)

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) Also 1 Dipper, 2 Sedge Warbler by the river at Trevemper. (S Grose)

Mawgan:  1 adult Song Thrush feeding 2 fledglings (P Bedford)

Maer Lake: 1 Cattle Egret.

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Monday 24th April 2017

Late news, 23/4, Porthgwarra and St levan: 3 Ring Ouzel, 54 Wheatear. (M Wallace)

Land’s End: 1m Western Subalpine Warbler opposite Swingates. From the car park, take the footpath on the left and continue past the willows until Roger Andrews’s bench. From here view the hawthorn below.

Nanjizal: 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler. (C Moore)

Bartinney: 1 Cuckoo. (C Moore)

 

Cuckoo, Colin Moore

Marazion Marsh: 1m Garganey. (A McKechnie)

Garganey, Alex McKechnie

Sedge Warbler, Alex Mckechnie

Hayle Estuary: 1 Avocet, 1 Spoonbill. (S Turner, J Hicks) 

Avocet, Jack Hicks

Avocet, Steven Turner

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. (D Chaney)

Lanner Green area: 2m. Blackcap, Whitethroat, 2 Linnet, 2 Common Lizard, Crow mobbing Raven. (R Hampshire)

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Friday 21st April 2017

Late news, 20/4, Maraziom Marsh: 1 Turtle Dove over marsh heading East at 19:40. (S.Cox)

Land’s End: 1 female Wheatear, Razorbill, Guillemot, Shag, Great Black-backed Gull, 6+ Buzzard, several Swallows, Fulmar, Gannets, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Linnets, Rock Pipit. (M Doveston)

Sennen Cove: 13 Whimbrel. (B Morris)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 27 Common Sandpiper and 1 Dunlin. (P St Pierre)

Penzance: 1 White Stork flew over heading west at 13:10. (M Bishop)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 43 Whimbrel, 4 Common Sandpiper, 14 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 juv Song Thrush on Carnsew Pool. 1w Spoonbill, 1 Greenshank, 1 Sedge Warbler on Ryan’s Field. 23 Wigeon, 6 Teal on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Drake Garganey and Tufted Duck still. Also 5+ Little Egret, 1 Dunlin and 1 Common Sandpiper. (P St Pierre, DK Parker)

Marazion: 45 Whimbrel, 6 Dunlin, 19 Sanderling, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover and 4 Bar-tailed Godwit on the beach, 2 Shelduck. (P St Pierre, DK Parker, R Butts)

Lizard Point: 2 Great-Northern Diver (s.p) , 6 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 1 Woodchat Shrike (on hedgerow and feeding in ploughed field next to Lizard Village 07:10 – 07:20, searched for it later in the morning and no sign) 1 Wheatear, 39 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Tree Pipit. (B Bosistow)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Black Redstart. (D Wright)

Caerthillian Cove: 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler. (B Bosistow, D Wright)

Carthillian to the Lizard Point: 20 Wheatear. (D Wright)

Kynance Cove: 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroat. (B Bosistow, D Wright)

Kynance Cove to Soapy Cove (coastal path): 1(m) Ring Ouzel (above Kynance Cove),  10 Wheatears, 2 Swallows, 1 Willow Warbler, 12 Meadow Pipits, 1 Skylark, 4 Common Buzzards. (JH & K Dalziel)

Ruan Minor: 1 Female Common Redstart next to Bolenowe Animal Sanctuary. (B Bosistow)

Goonhilly Downs: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Siskin. (B Bosistow)

Maen Porth Beach area: 2 Little Egret up the valley heading inland, 1 heading east towards Swanpool, 1 Greenshank,1 Common Sandpiper still present on the muddy creek near the beach, Fulmar around the cliffs to the south/west side of the bay. (M Doveston)

Goss Moor: 1 Little Bunting still present, also 1 Cuckoo. (T Carson)

St Enodoc: 2 Yellowhammer, 12 House Martin at the golf course. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 Wood Sandpiper and drake Garganey still. (M Pass)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1m Lesser Scaup.

Rame: 7 Wheatears,1  Grasshopper Warbler, 2Willow Warblers, 8 Whitethroats,6m Blackcaps, several Chiffchaff,3 Buzzards, 2 Kestrels, 2 Ravens,1 Wood Warbler, Skylarks, 3 Collared Doves, 1Pied Wagtail, 1m Bullfinch. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Bude: 1 Sparrowhawk hunting in gardens. (R Maye) 3 Cattle Egret.

Maer Lake: 3 Cattle Egret.

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Wednesday 19th April 2017

Late news, 18/4.  Zennor: c.20 Wheatears on pasture and plough.  Breeding ravens with young. Buzzard’s nest. (R Phillips)

Porthgwarra: 4 Red Kite over at 11:25 plus 1 over Polgigga at 12:20, 49 Wheatear in the area, 1 juv Iceland Gull at Arden-Sawah. (M Wallace)

Crows-an-Wra: 1 Red Kite circling over A.30 at 14:45-15:00. (J Hawkey) 

Land’s End: 18 Wheatear, 12 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Whitethroat, 18 Swallow and the hybrid hooded crow. (DK Parker, J Hawkey) Also 4 Red Kite, 2 male Blackcap, 1 Lapwing. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, P Harrison, C Andrew)

Sennen Cove: 6 Whimbrel, 1 Grey Plover. (B Morris)

Zennor (Eagle’s Nest):   1 Red Kite being harassed by  Buzzards. (R J Matthews)

Marazion: 1 Ruff and 5 Whimbrel on the beach west of Red River. (P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Spoonbill still.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Red Kite (presumed subad) W at 14:15 from the Stuart Hutchings Hide. (D Chaney)

Carnmenellis: 3 Red Kites over at around 19:15 being “mobbed” by a buzzard. 1 Wheatear at Little White Alice. (K Martindale)

Crousa Downs: 1 Purple Heron flew over  heading strongly East towards Coverack around 18.00. (J Foster)

Swanpool: 2 Reed Warbler. (D Chaney)

Point Quay: 5 Whimbrel. (K Dalziel)

Treluggan Cliffs to Porthbean Beach: Blackbird, Blackcap, Buzzard, Chiffchaff, Dunnock, Kestrel, Raven, Robin, Swallow, 1 Common Sandpiper, 9 Whimbrel. (James)

Dodman Head: 1 Barn Owl , 1 Yellow Wagtail, 7 Chiffchaff, 10 Swallow. (B Bosistow)

Caerhays: Pair mallard with 2 young, 1 Common Sandpiper. (B Bosistow)

Porth Joke: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 21 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Newquay: 1 Red Kite passed over Pargolla Road 10:00. (D Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

River Camel, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 25 Mute swan, 7 Canada Goose, 2 Brent Goose, 45 Shelduck, 12 Mallard, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Pheasant, 6 Cormorant, 36 Grey Heron, 12 Little Egret, 5 Buzzard, 65 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Common Sandpiper, 9 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 40 Curlew, 20 Whimbrel, 7 Black-headed Gull, 1 Iceland Gull, 2 Common Gull, 60 Herring Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 4 Collared Dove, 3 Skylark, 8 House Martin, 25 Swallow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 1 Wheatear, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 55 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 5 Starling, 7 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch. (M Scawen et al.)

Iceland Gull, Mike Scawen

Rodd’s Bridge to Widmouth Bay: 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler,  steady passage of northbound Swallows c.20 every ten minutes, 2 Chaffinches,  5+ Blackbirds, 3 Dunnock, 1 Jay. (H Kendall)

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Tuesday 18th April 2017

Porthgwarra/St. Levan: 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Tree Pipit, 50 Willow Warbler, 56 Wheatear, 7 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 House Martin. (M Wallace)

Sancreed: 5 Wheatear and yesterday’s (distant) imm Iceland Gull again in ploughed fields with Herring Gulls until 09:45 when all departed west. (D Fliumm)

Cot Valley: 1 Ring Ouzel, 27 Wheatear between Cot and Nanquidno. (N Wheatley)

Mousehole: 1 juv Iceland Gull on St Clement’s Isle today.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 9 Teal, 8 Mallard plus 3 broods of 6, 7 & 8, 1 Cormorant, 11 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 19 Moorhen, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 5+ Wheatear, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Cetti’s Warbler and Reed & Sedge Warbler. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Spoonbill, 4 Common Sandpiper.

Gwithian: 1 juv Iceland Gull at St Gothian Sands.

Old Lizard Point: 1 Woodchat still present.

Lizard Point: 1 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Sandwich Tern, 9 Shelduck, 14 Puffin, 20 Whimbrel. (I Maclean)

Lizard Youth Hostel Garden: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (I Maclean)

Pistil Meadow: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (I Maclean)

Housel Bay: 70 Wheatear. (I Maclean)

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull. (P Bedford)

Mawgan:  2 siskin in garden. (P Bedford)

Gweek: 3 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, several Swallow, Chiffchaff, Blackcap and a Nuthatch around the Seal Sanctuary. (M Doveston)

Pendennis Point, Falmouth: 1800 auk sp, 2 Puffin, 9 Manx Shearwater, 120 Gannet, 18 Sandwich Tern, 1 Black-throated Diver west between 08:00 and 09:00, 1 Wheatear on the point. (D Chaney) 

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 1 Greenshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper. (D Chaney)

Kelseys/Porth Joke: 14 Wheatear, 2 Blackcap, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Fulmar. (B and B Heath)

Indian Queens: 1 Purple Heron flew west at 07:30 over A39 to north at Trevarren. (P Roseveare)

Porth Reservoir:  9 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Common Sandpiper, 10 Swallow,  25 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin. (R Bosistow)

Wadebridge: 1 Hobby flew over at 09:00. (D Julian)
 
Bude: 5 Cattle Egret & 3 Little Egret at the Rugby Club pitch 06:10. (R Maye)

Rame Head and Penlee: 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 (male) Pied Flycatchers, c25 Willow Warblers, 31 Wheatears, 10 Whitethroats, c12 Chiffchaffs, 30 Swallows, 3 House Martins, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Raven, 2 Kestrel, Skylark. (P Aley, C Buckland, M Beer)

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