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

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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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Monday 20th June 2016

Late News, 19/6, Mawgan Smith: 1 Black Kite perched and in flight at 18:15. (J Allen)

Devoran: 1 Dalmatian Pelican still at Restronguet Creek.

Porthgwarra: Seawatch 10:30 – 12:30 c2500 Manx Shearwater, c300 Gannet, c80 Kittiwake, 2 Turnstone and 1 ad pale phase Pomarine Skua with spoons. (MJ Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan (plus 5 cygnet), 7 Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Moorhen (plus 1 chick), 2 Buzzard, 1 male Stonechat (plus 1+ juv), 3 male Reed Bunting, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler (both carrying food for young), 3 Linnet and 5 Greenfinch. (DK Parker)

Marazion: Pair of Common Scoter offshore. (DK Parker)

Bude: 2 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan with 3 cygnets, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, 5 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 7 Swallow. (H Wilkins)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Sedge Warbler feeding young at Ryan’s Field. (K Bowers – photo) Also Spoonbill, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Oystercatcher with 4 chicks and 38 Curlew. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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Cannonstown: 2 male and 1 female Siskin coming to feeders. (J Munday)


Saturday 18th June 2016

Late News 17/6 Penrose (Loe Pool): 4 young Tawny Owl calling. (D Eva)

Late News 17/6 Penzance to Wolf Rock: 3 Fulmar, 700+ Manx Shearwater, 65 Gannet, 1 Shag, 7 Kittiwake, 9 Herring Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Razorbill and 3 Atlantic Puffin. (DK Parker)

Devoran: 1 Dalmatian Pelican still at Restronguet Creek.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 male Tufted Duck, 1 Nuthatch ( post breeding dispersal ), 1 Little Grebe with one chick, 1 Little Grebe on nest, 2 pairs of Great Crested Grebe with 1 and 2 chicks, 1 pair of Coot with 1 chick, Willow Warbler, Moorhen, Buzzard, Dunnock and Reed Bunting all nesting. (D Eva)

Roseland, Ruan Lanihorne: Party of 19 Long-tailed Tit in private garden. (D Hall)

Trevean Cove: 1 female Kestrel feeding young. (A James – photos)

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Charlestown: 2 ad and 5 fledgling Swallow. (D Hastilow – photos)

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Croft Pascoe: 5 Spotted Flycatcher. (R Farnes – photo)


Windmill Farm: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 6 Willow Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroat, 12 Swift, 1 Peregrine, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, 3 Slowworms. (G Adams)

Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 drake Eider, 1 Fulmar, 200 Manx Shearwater, 29 Gannet, 4 Shag, 8 Kittiwake, 24 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull and 3 Razorbill. (DK Parker)

Charlestown harbour: Pair of Great Northern Divers. (N Best)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Black Kite reported on pole at 20:25.


Wednesday 8th June 2016

Tresillian to St Clements: 3 Curlew, 8 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Chaffinch, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Shelduck and 1 Osprey sat on fence post on Probus bypass. (B Smith)

St. Gothian Sands LNR: 1 pr Mute Swan plus 5 cygnets, 1 Fulvous Whistling Duck and 1 m Reed Bunting. (J.Baker)

The Brisons off Cape Cornwall: A ringing trip there ringed 42 Shags (two adults), 13 Razorbill (seven adults) and an unexpected 11 Guillemot (eight adults), but significantly they heard 2 singing Storm Petrel, (this remains the only site in the county that Storm Petrel have been presumed to breed). (M Grantham)

Downderry: 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Mediterranean Gull and 13 Manx Shearwater all flew west this morning before 0700. (A Payne)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 1s Spoonbill, 7 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Black-headed Gull, 3 Oystercatcher (plus 3+ juveniles), 12 Canada Goose (plus 6 goslings). (R Veal)

St Just: 1 prob. Black Kite over.


Friday 3rd June 2016

Late news, 31/5, Mousehole: 1 Black Kite. (P Semmens)

Late news, 2/6, Mousehole: 1 pale-phase Pomarine Skua. (P Semmens)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Dalmatian Pelican for most of day.

Bude: 5 Linnet, 1 Fulmar, 6+ Swallow, 5 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, 5 Wheatear and 1 Buzzard (H Wilkins)

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Windmill Farm: 1 Cuckoo, also Red-veined Darter and Marsh Fritillary butterflies. (D Wright)

Rosudgeon: 1 ad & 2 juv Tawny Owl. (I Webster, T Mills)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 imm Spoonbill again.


Friday 27th May 2016

Late news, 26/5, Lands End/St Just airfield: 1 Black Kite circling low at 5pm. (D Hall)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Dalmatian Pelican early morning (J St Ledger, C Bone, T Mills) until 11.20 and then returned again from 18:00. Yesterday’s Cackling Goose has been re-identified as a small female Canada Goose, (Birdguides pers comm). Also 1 Black Kite and 1 Hobby. (D Hall) Also 1 Iceland Gull reported.

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Crousa Downs/Penhallick: 1 Hoopoe again.

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Merlin and 1 Marsh tit. (R Mudge)

Downderry – seawatching this morning 0620-0755: 1 Great Northern Diver, 9 Kittiwake, 65 Manx Shearwater, 3 Common Scoter and 2 Sandwich Tern. (A Payne)

RSPB Scillonian wildlife cruise.  Penzance to Wolf Rock: 159 Manx Shearwater, 34 Gannet, 7 Fulmar, 4 Shag, 15 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 43 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill.  Also, 2 Harbour Porpoise,  2 Basking Shark and 1 Ocean Sunfish. Wolf Rock to  Penzance: 125 Manx Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel,  6 Gannet, 9 Fulmar,  1 Kittiwake,  14 Herring Gull,  7 Great Black-backed Gull,  6 Puffin, 7 Razorbill, 14 Guillemot.  Also, 4 Harbour Porpoise.  (Outward D Parker and P Clarke. Return P St Pierre and P Clarke)

Croft Pascoe: 1 Hobby, 4 Cuckoo and 2 Grasshopper Warbler. (P Freestone)