Monday 19th June 2017

Polgigga: 4 Crossbill in the pines along Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

St Buryan: 1 Black Kite. A group of 3 Kites circling over St Buryan from the garden at Bosliven Farm at about 16:00. One descended and flew very close overhead which enabled us to identify it. (D Annas)

Sancreed: 1 Cuckoo, single Red Kites west at 08:45 and 14:30. (D Flumm)

Red Kite, Dave Flumm

Crowlas: 1 Red Kite circling at 12:45. (C Benton)

St Erth: 1 Red Kite west at 16:00. (MJ Spicer) 

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 pr Mute Swan plus 2 young, 1 pr Shelduck plus 3 young, 1 pr Dabchick plus 1 young and 2 pr Coot with 2 and 1 young. (MJ Spicer)


Coot, Mike Spicer

Godolphin Cross: 1 Red Kite at 17.30 today. (C Richards)

Trewennack, Helston: 1 Red Kite at 14:30. (A Williams)

Mullion Cove: 1 Red Kite flying south over 08:00. (J Allely)

Boconnoc: 1 Red Kite over A390 at 17:30. (E Mayhew)

Rosehill Farmhouse, Mylor Bridge: 1 Red Kite drifted overhead fairly low during the morning, 2 Buzzard. (N and N Moore)

Mawnan: 3 Red Kite at 09:40 on Old Church Road. (C Gilmore)

Falmouth: 2 Red Kite circling overhead in the Trescobeas area before heading off towards Penryn River at 09:55. (J St Ledger)

Carlyon Bay: 2 Red Kites over at noon today. (E.Cornelius)


Monday 29th May 2017

Late news, 28/5, St Gennys: 1 Red Kite and 1 Common Buzzard. (N Bastin)

Red Kite, Nigel Bastin


Buzzard, Nigel Bastin

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 sum plum Temminck’s Stint, early morning on Ryan’s Field (P St Pierre, P Fraser, J Martin), then flew north, later re-found on Copperhouse Creek (S Turner) but later again back on Ryan’s Field. (A McKecknie, B Field, D Parker, M Halliday, R Veal, et al) Lelant Saltings: 1 2cy Little Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Red Kite over. (J St Ledger), also 10 sum plum Dunlin and 8 Ringed Plover, (T Mills) plus 1 Wigeon, 1 drake Gadwall, 1 Whimbrel, 14 Black-headed Gull, 1 1st summer Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)


Temminck’s Stint, Brian Field


Temmick’s Stint, John Martin

Temminck’s Stint, Peter Tongue.

Temminck’s Stint, Tony Mills

Little Gull, John St Ledger

West Godolphin: 13 Raven, a once a year occurrence (numbers vary year on year) that appears to be an extended family introduction to this years young (three). (Steve Yandall)

Windmill Farm NR: 1 m Red-footed Falcon at 15:00, then flew east.

Kynance Road: 1 m Red-footed Falcon flew north towards Grochall at 9pm. (I Maclean)

St Just: 1 Snowy Owl, unconfirmed report in field near Bosavern Farm this morning (for 2nd day)

Godolphin Hill: 4 Red Kite flying west at 14.30. (Steve Yandall)

Crowlas: 2 Red Kite heading East midday. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh: 2 1st summer Hobby hawking, 1 Stonechat young and 3 Chiffchaff young. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Red Kite 13:10. (S Rowe) Northern cut-off hide: 1 Great White Egret, (reported from Southern cut-off in morning). (J St Ledger)

Newquay: 1 Red Kite over Pargolla Road at 3.20. (D Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Red Kite, 4 Buzzard, 1 Cuckoo, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Charlestown: 1 m Merlin over ( D Hastilow)

Penwithick: 1 Greenfinch , 8 House Sparrow , 2 Siskin , 4 Chaffinch , 3 Goldfinch , 2 Blackbird , 4 Jackdaw , 1 Crow , 2 Pied Wagtail , 8 Starling , 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker . (K.Bowers)

male Siskin, Kevin Bowers

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kevin Bowers

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Barnacle Goose , 1 Greylag Goose , 1 Tufted Duck , 4 Coot. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Barnacle Goose, Bob Bosisto

Goss Moor: 1 Cuckoo , 2 Willow Tit. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Porthcothan: 1 Barn Owl chasing bats?  (S Grose)


Sunday 28th May 2017

Late news, 25/5, Trerice, Newquay: 2 Red Kite at c14:00. (C Ruane)

Late news, 26/5, Trerice, Newquay: 2 Red Kite again at about the same time. (C Ruane)

Late news, 26/5, Goonhilly: 1 Red Kite between here and Mawgan. (M Rampley)

Late news, 27/5, Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 female Shoveler, 1 drake Teal, 1 Lapwing , 2 Dunlin, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Black-headed Gull. (B Bosistow)

Late news, 27/5, Camel Estuary: 16 Shelduck ducklings, 1 Grey Plover, 12 Dunlin, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel. (B Bosistow)

Late news, 27/5, Kynance Downs: 8 Red Kite at 11:00. (M Donovan)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Temminck’s Stint on the high tide this evening. (P St Pierre) Also 2 eclipse drk Gadwall, 1f Wigeon, 1 Moorhen, 3 Oystercatcher young, 2 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel. (R Veal, P St Pierre) At 12:10, 4 Red Kite east, 1 Garden Warbler. (P St Pierre)

Temminck’s Stint – Dave Parker Temminck’s Stint – Dave Parker

Godolphin Hill: 2 Red Kite flying east over Rainbow’s End Nursery at 09:15. (S Yandall)

Malpas, Truro: Black Kite briefly over at 11:45, then flew off east along Tresillian river. (A Hill)

Grumbla: 3 Red Kite 10:40-10:50, Leswidden-Derval Farm area. (D Flumm)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 adult Great White Egret in breeding plumage on the southern cut-off at 11:15, chased by Herons to Stuart Hutchings hide at 12:00, then back on the cut-off 13:00. (W Chegwidden, D Eva, B Bosistow) Also 1 Red Kite, 1 Blackcap, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Swift. (W Chegwidden)

Great White Egret – Bob Bosistow

Trenithon, St Martin: 2 Red Kite. (A Williams)

Sancreed: 3 Red Kite. (D Flumm)

Whipsiderry: 1 Corn Bunting, 1 Whitethroat, 5 Raven, 2 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 11 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Blackcap fledglings, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)


Thursday 25th May 2017

Late news, 24/5, Bosigran: 2 Cuckoo, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Barn Owl. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cowlishaw)

Porthgwarra: 9 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Willow Warbler. (DK Parker)

Skewjack Farm: 2cy Iceland Gull with 143 Herring Gull in field south of the B3315. (DK Parker)

Polgigga: 57 Red Kite over Polgigga between 1330-1610hrs, Juv Iceland Gull at Higher Bosistow(M Wallace)

St Levan: 5+ Red Kite mobbed by Rooks  (R Oats)

Penberth: 12+ Red Kite flying over house overlooking Penberth Valley. (R Oats)

St Buryan: 8 Red Kite together just outside St Buryan mid afternoon. (C Barnett)

Nanquidno: 1 Stock Dove, 3 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Willow Warbler. (DK Parker)

Sancreed: 50 Red Kite west 13:00 – 16.30 as follows: 13 (13:00-14:00), 17 (14:00-15:00) and 20 (16:00-16:30). I was absent between 15:00-16:00 so presumably missed more. At 16:30 about six birds returned from the west and lingered over fields to east of the village so I stopped counting thereafter to avoid duplication. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Female Wigeon, Ruff and 1s Little Gull. (S Turner, L Proctor) 2 Red Kite over Copperhouse Creek at 12:45. (C Benton)

Drift Reservoir: 3 Red Kite. (I Webster)

Penzance: 1 Red Kite circling over town centre at 14:25. (T Mills, C Benton) 1 west 15:20 and 3 west 15:30 to the north of Sainsburys. (D Fumm)

Ludgvan: 9 Red Kite over east early evening. (R Menari)

Crowlas: 2 Black Kite with 12 Red Kite flying low over ploughed field 16:10-16:20 then flew high SE/E. (R Veal)

Prussia Cove: 2 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard. (B Oakes)

St Erth: 7 Red Kite SW between 15:10 and 16:40. (M Spicer)

Connor Downs: 9+ Red Kite. (P Freestone)

Camborne: 8 Red Kite visible at 15:20. All low and drifting slowly W. (C Benton)

Kehelland, Camborne: 25 Red Kites south-west 14:00-16:45. (A Flumm)

Lanner: 1 Red Kite soaring over heading towards Stithians mid-afternoon. (B Garnett)

Carnmenellis: 2 Red Kite flew SW at 17:45. (C Benton)

Carnkie: 1 Red Kite. (W Fullman)

Shortlanesend: 1 Red Kite at15.45.(P Skillicorn)

Godolphin: 3 Red Kite over at 15:00. (A Buckley)

Godolphin Cross: 3 Red Kite 17.10 going west, c20 crossing over Godolphin Cross in the last hour and a half to 18.30. Seem to going south east generally. (C Richards)

St Agnes: 1 Red Kite flew over 14:50. (V Skilton) 4 Red Kite at 15:00. (M Grantham)

Perranporth: 1 Red Kite between Perran Sands and Goonhavern low over fields at 14:00.  (C Jewels) 2 Red Kite 2 flew west at 14:25. (T Wilson)

Callestick: Red Kite over Callestick Farm at 16:15. (T Wilson)

Mawgan Porth: 2 Red Kite. (P Roseveare) 1 at 12:01. (S Harper)

Red Kite – Sheila Harper

Porth: 1 Red Kite at 12:25.

Gulval: 2 Red Kite over east at 14:25. (P St Pierre)

St Merryn: 2 Red Kite heading west at 10:35. (P Taylor)

Park Head: 3 Red Kite at 13:53 (P Taylor)

Winnards Perch: 3 Red Kite 18:15. (S Grose)

Newquay: 2 Red Kite over St Michael’s Church at 10:50. (S Grose) 4 Red Kite over Tretherras School/Edgecumbe Avenue at 12:55. (S Rowe, S Grose) 1 Red Kite over A3075 West of Trevemper roundabout at 12:30. (C Yates) 4 Red Kite west over Gannel Estuary between 15:35 and 15:40. (S Rowe)

Wadebridge: 8+ Red Kite over Coronation Park at 09:45

Padstow: 1 Red Kite over field near the Memorial, between 11:30 and 12:00 .(Gill Love)

Bude: 1 Red Kite being mobbed by a crow (H Wilkins)

St Gennys: 1 Red Kite at 11:00 and again at 14:00. (N Bastin)

Red Kite – Nigel Bastin

Swanvale (Swanpool end), Falmouth: 1 Red Kite. (P Ensom)

Falmouth: 2 Red Kite over Rosehill, Mylor Bridge, 17:00 and again at 18:30. (N and N Moore)


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)


Sunday 16th April 2017

Gannel Estuary: 2 Brent Geese, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank. (S Grose)

Lizard Point/Old Lizard Head: 1 Woodchat, 5 Wheatear, 4 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 5 Sandwich Tern, 17 Whimbrel, 26 Manx Shearwater, 9 Bottlenose Dolphin. (S Grose)

Padstow, Little Petherick Creek: 1 Cuckoo calling. (M Ellis)

Windmill Farm: 4 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler 1 Whitethroat, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Emperor Moth, 4 Common Lizard. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Dunlin, 3 Redshank. Lelant Saltings: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank. Also 1 Parakeet sp. flew over the estuary before returning to Paradise Park. (R Veal)

Rame area:Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler. (D Allan)

St Ives, Rosewall Hill: 2 m Ring Ouzel.

Predannack: 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (D Wright)

Polbarrow (Cadgwith coast path): 1 Whitethroat. (D Wright)

Goonhilly Downs: 1 Black Kite flew southwest and 1 Osprey over.

St. Keverne, Dean Point: 1 Iceland Gull and 2 Stock Dove. (P Smale)

Iceland Gull, Perry Smale

Iceland Gull, Perry Smale

StockDove, Perry Smale 

Goss Moor: 2 Little Bunting still, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, 1 Cetti’s Warbler (heard) and 1 Grasshopper Warbler (heard). (B Field)

Little Bunting, Brian Field

Little Bunting, Brian Field

Reed Bunting, Brian Field

Goldfinch, Brian Field

  • Little Bunting


Tuesday 25th October

We now have a new team of Sightings page compilers and so to make things easier for the whole team we request that news be submitted before 10pm. We will not guarantee that later news will be published on that day. So please help the team by early submissions and using the format in the link above. We will endeavour to publish the news page by 10.30 each day. Thanks and keep the reports coming, the News Page Team.

Late news, 24/10, Nanquidno: 3 House Martin, 1 Woodcock, 6 Golden Plover, 5 Redwing, 1 Firecrest, 27 Skylark, 5 Siskin, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Blackcap, 1 Wheatear, 6 Golden Plover, 4 Chough. Fall of 150 Robin & 40 Chiffchaff just after first light. (A Rosier)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1m Goosander (first of the Autumn at the lake), 2 Marsh Tit, 10 Tufted Duck, 1 Wren, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 250+ Canada Geese, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Treecreeper. (R Mudge)

Porthgwarra: 1 Pallas’s Warbler this afternoon in the scrub below the Coastguard Cottages. (C Corrigan, DK Parker, D Balmer) Black Redstart at Higher Roskestal. (D Balmer) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in Sallows below Rosevale (Doctors Garden), 2 Yellow-browed Warbler in Sallows below coastguard cottages, 1 Dusky Warbler (heard only) behind coastguard cottages, 1 Firecrest in 60ft cover, 1 Firecrest in car park copse. (D Parker)

Nanquidno: Steady trickle of Skylark and Chaffinches all morning all south, 400 Starling, 20 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 4 Woodlark, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Little Egret. (A Rosier)

North Cliffs: 1 Whooper Swan feeding in field between Tehidy woods and cliffs. (J Baker, A James – photos)

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Little Kelynack: 1 Black Redstart. (C&C Moore)

Nanjizal: 1 Ring Ouzel. (C&C Moore)

Trevilley: 1 Merlin. (C&C Moore)

Rosewall Hill: Flock of birds flew in off sea then NE at 11:35 comprising of 3 (1w m + 2 1w f) Ring Ouzel, 10 Redwing, 1+ Fieldfare, 140 Meadow Pipit also 1 Snipe, 2 Skylark and 1m Wheatear. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 imm Spoonbill, 1 juv Sandwich Tern, 1 Pintail, 2 1w Common Gull, 2 Knot, 6 Grey Plover, 28 Med Gull on Lelant Saltings, 162 Lapwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Goldcrest, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 1 prob White Wagtail with 1 Grey Wagtail and 5 Pied Wagtail, 1 Goldcrest. (R Veal)

Bude: 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Little Egret, 1 juv Mute Swan, 1 Wheatear, 5+ Rock Pipit, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Cormorant, 9 Oystercatcher and 1 Kestrel. (H Wilkins)


Kestrel, H Wilkins

Rame Head: 1 Black Kite heading NE, 1 Black Redstart and 1 Firecrest at Rame Church. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at tennis court. (C Buckland, M Beer) 1 Short-eared Owl sitting on fence post for 15 mins at 1814hrs. (D Allan)

Pendeen: 2 Raven, 1+ Chough, 2 Redwing, 1 Wheatear, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 1 Buzzard, 5 Snipe, 1 Grey Heron in off the sea, 1 Little Egret, 6 Linnet, 6 Meadow Pipit. Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still at Calartha Farm copse. (A Hartley)

Wadebridge: 1 Barnacle Goose flew over this morning with Canada Geese. (DI Julian)

Victoria: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier at lunchtime. (DI Julian)

St Austell: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Gwindra Road this afternoon. (DI Julian)

Land’s End: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler south of car park, 2 Snow Bunting in car park, 1 Whinchat from cycle track, c.1,000 Starling. (L Proctor, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sennen: 1 Hooded Crow by coastguard cottages, flew to Mayon Cliff. (L Proctor)

St Just: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier over Victoria Row.

Kenidjack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Allet: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at CWT offices at 12:15pm.

Bearah Tor: 500+ Fieldfare (but no Redwing), 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine & 1 Green Woodpecker. (B Craven)

Mousehole: 1 Dusky Warbler above Bird Hospital along Love Lane this evening. (M Elliott)

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