Thursday 19th April 2018

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Bonaparte’s Gull initially from Old Quay House and then from the car wash. (B Bosisto, M Spicer et al) Also  1 1w Mediterranean Gull, 3 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Bosisto)

Bonaparte’s Gull, Alex Mckechnie

Bonaparte’s Gull, Tony Mills

Bonaparte’s and Black-headed Gull (upper), Tony Mills

Lizard: Male Western Subalpine Warbler still along the Kynance toll road, also 2 Whimbrel, 2 Wheatear, 1+ Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Tree Pipit and 1 Hobby. (P Clement, DK Parker, M Pass, MJ Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Purple Heron again north of the railway. (P St Pierre) Later on bushes to south of railway line. (L Proctor, J Parker et al) Still present late evening. (R Augarde)

Purple Heron, Tony Mills

Purple Heron, Tony Mills

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter still.

Drift Reservoir: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Green Woodpecker. (B Bosisto) Also 6 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Raven, 5 Great-crested Grebe, 2 Jay, + other usual suspects. (S.Cox).

Lizard Village: Hoopoe along Penmenner Road at Barnside house. (M Pass)

Penzance: 1 Pomarine Skua attacking tern sp (likely Sandwich) and 1 Great Northern Diver off the Prom. (J Evans)

Bude Marshes: 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 2+ Sedge Warbler, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush early morning. (H Kendall)

Nanjizal: 1 Gadwall, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Sedge Warbler, 30 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin. (B Bosisto)

Bosigran: 3 singing Willow Warbler, 8 Razorbill  on the island. 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull with the Herring Gulls.  (NR Phillips)

Roughtor & plantation: 1m Cuckoo, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Siskin, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler,1 Song Thrush, 4 Goldfinch feeding on conifer cones and 1 Roe Deer. (JHawkey & K Dalziel)

Windmill Farm, 16:00-20:00: 1 Cuckoo heard, 1 Grasshopper Warbler heard, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Wheatear, 1 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting, 12 Mallard including 2 ducklings, 3 Snipe, 4 Pheasant also 1 Roe deer. (F Trewin + J Thirlaway-Price)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Cuckoo, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Sedge Warbler. (S Grose)

Tresillian: 4 Greenshank, 1 Sparrowhawk. (M Jones)

Temple: Cuckoo heard near A30. (N Page)

Bude: 3 Whimbrel. (H Wilkins)

Truro: 1 pair Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch and 13 feral Pigeon. (M Costa)

Towednack: Cuckoo heard. (T Mills)

Newquay: 1 Whitethroat to the right of Asda. (D Grose)

Lizard Point: 2 Whimbrel. ( B. Toms)

Trevothan, Nr. Coverack: 1 Cuckoo (D Beadle)

Porth Reservoir: 8 Common Sandpiper. (S Rowe)

Crackington Haven: 1 Wheatear and 1 Lesser Redpoll in private garden. (J & B Teague)

Castle an Dinas: 4 Swift, 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)


Wednesday 28th March 2018

Late news, 27/3, Kenidjack: 1 very vocal Firecrest by the log splitter and 3 Chiffchaff. (S Turner)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 7 Cattle Egret amongst Little Egret, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Gadwall, 2 Pintail, 10+ Swallow, 20+ Sand Martin, 1 Reed Bunting. (D Trevelyan)

Port Isaac, Treharrock Manor: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Buzzard, 5 Raven. (S Grose)

College Reservoir: 6 Sand Martin. (C Benton)

Camel Trail Wildlife Walk to Tregunna: 22 Mute Swan, 2 Whooper Swan, 3 Canada Goose, 36 Shelduck, 9 Mallard, 3 Wigeon, 5 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 45 Oystercatcher, 1 Turnstone, 1 Common Sandpiper, 65 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 85 Curlew, 65 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 17 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 6 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 35 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 3 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 4 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, 4 Bullfinch,  1 Otter, 5 Palmate Newt. (M. Scawen et al.)

Porthkidney Sands: 28 Sandwich Terns. (R Butts & Tim Pinfield)

Godrevy: 2 male Wheatears. (R Butts & Tim Pinfield)

Hayle & Ryan’s Field: 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 2 imm. Common Gull, 6 imm. Mediterranean Gull. (R Butts & Tim Pinfield)

Padstow farm shop: 2 Barn Owl at 21:30. (S Grose)

Pendower-Carne beach: Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 8 Diver sp, 2 Slavonian, Red-necked Grebe, Dunlin & lots of Gannets. (T Farr)

Ruan Lanihorne: Two Spoonbill at 17:25. (T Farr)

Egloshayle: 5 definitely but possibly 8 Hawfinch this morning at the old cemetery 09:30 (not the churchyard!). (A Langdon)


Tuesday 27th March 2018

Late news, 25/3, Connor Downs: Woodcock calling over garden. (PJ Freestone)

Lizard Point: 15 Manx Shearwater, 14 Puffin, 5 Kittiwake, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver and juv Glaucous Gull on rocks at the point. (T Phelps, L Langley)

Penryn Campus: 1 Hawfinch. (T Phelps, L Langley)

Chapel Amble: 7 Cattle Egret and 1 Water Pipit, also Singing Willow Warbler (DI Julian)

Clapper Marshes: 2 Sand Martin, Common & Green Sandpiper this afternoon. (DI Julian)

Egloshayle: 1+ Hawfinch still at the old cemetery at 13:30. (DI Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 6 Shoveler, 4 Shelduck, 46 Teal, 6 Pintail, 3 Tufted Duck, 4 Ruff, 138 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Lapwing, 20 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow and 1 Water Pipit. ( Bob Bosisto )

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ad Little Gull and Yellow-legged Gull. (P Clement)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Wheatear, 4 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 28 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 46 Moorhen, 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker) 3 female Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, male Wheatear, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 18 Moorhen. (PJ Freestone and B Dallas)

Marazion: 68 Sanderling on beach this evening. (PJ Freestone and B Dallas)

Stithians Reservoir: Kingfisher flew over road at Southern Causeway at 09:05. (PJ Freestone) Also 6 Sand Martin, 1 Goldeneye (female), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (male), 3 Reed Bunting (2 male, 1 female), 1 Bullfinch (female). (J St Ledger)

Reed Bunting, John St Ledger

Goldeneye, John St Ledger

Porth Reservoir: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 1 pair returned to one of last years nests. 2 Little Grebe, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Coot. (S Grose)

St Mawes: 1 Red-necked Grebe. (D Collins)

Falmouth: Male Blackcap in hedgerow opposite Police Station. (PJ Freestone)

Loe Beach: Sandwich Tern this afternoon. (T Farr)

Liskeard: 2 Canada Geese in my field at Roseland. (V Bell)


Tuesday 20th March 2018

Late news, 19/3, Tehidy Country Park: 1 Water Rail. (AJ Upton)

Water Rail – Angela Upton

St Ives: Female Black Redstart at Stennack Surgery. (S Turner)

Tamar Estuary: 2 Cattle Egret in field opposite Kingsmill hide this morning. 6 Avocet and 2 Red breast Merganser on the lake. (M Beer)

Porthgwarra: 13 Wheatear and 1 juv Iceland Gull. (MD Wallace)

Gannel estuary: Iceland Gull. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: White Wagtail on the flooded grassy area at the top of Copperhouse Creek at 10:55. Unfortunately seems to be the area all the local dog walkers let their dogs off the lead. (R Treeby) Also 8 Canada Geese, 4 Shelduck, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 60+ Herring Gull, 8+ Curlew, 6 Grey Plover, 38 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 10 Dunlin, 1 Mute Swan, 2 Cormorant, 67 Black-headed Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 1 Oystercatcher, 20+ Wigeon, 5 Sandwich Tern, 1 Kingfisher on Lelant Saltings. 20 Black-headed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, Little Egret, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. 65 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 2 Mallard, 21 Shelduck, 49 Herring Gull, 20 Black-headed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit on Copperhouse Creek. (PJ Freestone) Also Spoonbill still.

St Gothian Sands NR: 38 Canada Geese, 2 Coot, 2 Shelduck, 16 Tufted Duck, 4 Teal, 1 drake Shoveler, 17 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Herring Gull, 6 male and 1 female Wheatear, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Mallard, 3+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Stonechat, 2 Skylark, 1 Buzzard, 2 Rock Pipit, Raven carrying nesting material. (PJ Freestone)

St Clement: 2 Spoonbill on the river this afternoon. (M Jones)

Rame Head: 4 Wheatear, 1 Black Redstart. (D Allan)

Penlee Battery NR: 2 migrant Chiffchaff. (D Allan)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Black Redstart. (S Cubbage) 1 Wheatear on the golf course. (PA Fraser)

Zennor: Male Hen Harrier flew over the B3306. (S Cubbage)

Pendower to Portscatho: 5 Slavonian Grebe in group, 8 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 female Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 12 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe (approaching summer plumage) and 1 male Kestrel. (J St Ledger, R Butts)

Godolphin: 1 Brambling, 6 Greenfinch, 2 Bullfinch (1m 1f), 2 Nuthatch, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Skylark(singing), 1 Fox (vixen). (J Evans)

Marazion: 2 Wheatear, 1 Sand Martin and 1 Sandwich Tern. (M Silk)

Crowlas: male Wheatear in and around private garden. (R Veal)

Downderry: 1 Wheatear this morning on the coast and a flock of 60+ Golden Plover to the north of the village. (A Payne)

Bartinney: 1 Short-eared Owl, 5 Golden Plover. (C Moore)

Sennen Cove: 4 Sandwich Tern.

Perranporth Golf Club: 1 Wheatear (m). (S.Cox).


Monday 19th March 2018

Late news 17& 18/3 Lamorna Cove: Male and female Blackcap coming alternately to a bird feeder. (J-P Penrose)

St Buryan, Sparnon: 1 Hoopoe again, firstly in roadside and then in the garden of the Rose Room at 11:00 and again at 13:10. (A McKechnie, T Mills, MJ Spicer, D Eva)

Hoopoe – Tony Mills

Hoopoe – Alex Mckechnie

Coverack: 2 Iceland Gull and 1 Black Redstart (P. Bedford) 3 Iceland Gull, 1 Glaucous Gull, 4+ Common Gull. (D Beadle)

Egloshayle: 2 Hawfinch still at the old cemetery.(A Langdon)

Chapel Amble: 4+ Cattle Egret still.

Polmorla: 10 Cattle Egret over towards Wadebridge at 08:30. (C Selway)

Drift Reservoir, (Members only): 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Sand Martin. (D Eva)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 8 Cattle Egret flying past tower hide, 1 Spoonbill feeding and showing well, 1 Water Rail, 3 Raven, 7 Pintail, 3 Gadwall, 1 Snipe, 68 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Wheatear. (D Trevelyan)

Gannel Estuary: 1 adult Iceland Gull at 15:40. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill actively feeding at west end of Copperhouse Creek. (R Treeby)

Chycoose: 2 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff. (J Lander)

Falmouth, Trescobeas area:  6+ Blackcap feeding in private garden (3 females and 3 males seen at same time). (J St Ledger)

Blackcaps, Julia St Ledger

College Reservoir: 1 Sand Martin. (R Phillips)

Bude Sea Pool: 1 (f) Black Redstart. (B Bryne)

Wadebridge: M & F Bullfinch on the Two Trees Estate. (N Greaves)

Bodmin: Brambling in a private garden. (R Preston-Mafham)

Gluvian: Early morning cold weather movement included 6 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe (being chased by a Sparrowhawk), 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Redwing & 9 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto)

St Mawes: 1 Black Redstart (f), 1 Whimbrel, 1 Great Black-backed Gull with Lesser Black-backed Gull. (K and A Williams)

St Just-in-Roseland: Greenshank and Shelduck. (K and A Williams)

Penhale Point and Dunes: 2 Merlin, 5 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Crowlas: 3 Fieldfare, 25 Golden Plover amongst cold weather movement. (R Veal)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Coot, 2 Teal, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Portheras Cove: 1 ad m Ring Ouzel. (P Clement)

Ring Ouzel, Peter Clement

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 8 Golden Plover and 1 Pheasant. (DK Parker, JD Swann)

Lanyon Farm: 1 Barn Owl. (DK Parker)


Sunday 18th March 2018

Late news, 16/3, Stithians Reservoir: 1 Marsh Tit reported. (per J St Ledger)

Late news, 17/3, Downderry: 4 Great Northern Diver, 8 Red-throated Diver and 10 Common Scoter. Wintering Blackcaps still present in village. (A Payne)

Late news, 17/3, West Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Swallow over. (S Turner)

Newquay, Trenance Boating Lake: 1w Ring-billed Gull, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret. (S Grose)

Egloshayle: 8 Hawfinch including one singing male. (B Bosisto)

Chaple Amble: 1 Green Sandpiper, 8 Cattle Egret, 1 Water Pipit, 15 Pied Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (B Bosisto)

St Buryan:Hoopoe sat on a gate overlooking ploughed fields just west of Sparnon at 07:45 (S Mayes) Still present at Sparnon Farm late morning. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde, L Proctor) Also present under a car at the top of the drive to The Rose Room at 15:50 in the driving snow. (R Treeby, DK Parker)

Hoopoe, Brian Mellow

Twywardreath: Hoopoe at Poldrea at the lower end at c11:00. (E Pearce)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 1w Glaucous Gull again, 15 Turnstone, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull and 1 Chiffchaff. Newlyn River mouth: 8 Black-headed Gull, 1 Curlew, 1 Cormorant. (T Mills)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 4 Pintail, 134 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 3 Redshank, 1 Common Gull, 5 Little Egret, 1 ad Spoonbill, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Sand Martin. (B Bosisto)

Gannel Estuary:1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 11 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Gull, 2 Canada Goose, 4 Raven, 1 Blackcap. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 1 Grey Plover, 13 Purple Sandpiper, 26 Turnstone, 19 Oystercatcher, 1 Red throated Diver, 3 Raven, 5 Fulmar. (S Grose)

Penryn River: 1 Common Sandpiper, overwintering and seen every month during WeBS count. (J St Ledger)

Common Sandpiper, John St Ledger

Stithians Reservoir: Great White Egret still at Golden Lion cut-off. (W Chegwidden) 6 Goldeneye (1 drake, 5 female). (J St Ledger)

Lizard Peninsula, Jolly Town Farm: 1 Merlin (m). (D Wright)

Helford River: 6 Great Crested Grebe (all in partial or full breeding plumage), 1 Red-throated Diver. (T Pinfield)

Land’s End aerodrome: 1 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat. (C Moore)

Windmill Farm: 3 Adder (all males) and 1 Slow Worm. (D Wright)

Adder, Dougy Wright

Penzance (Promenade and Harbour – WeBS): 10 Purple Sandpiper, 64 Turnstone, 1 m Eider, 3 Shag. Tolcarne beach: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (12 reported there yesterday), 3 Oystercatcher. (T Mills)

Porth Island: 1 Wheatear. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 1 Sandwich Tern. (T Newing) 2+ White Wagtail still at Red River mouth. (R Veal)

Charlestown: 2 (m+f) Blackcap still. (D Hastilow)

Trevilley: 2 Wheatear. (R Veal, R Augarde, B Mellow)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Sand Martin. (R Veal, R Augarde, B Mellow, B Dodd)

Pentire Farm/Park Head: 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Peregrine Falcon, also 3 Hare. (S Grose)

Penwithick: 1 Reed Bunting, 4 House Sparrow, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Great Tit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Robin, 5 Chaffinch. (K Bowers)

Pied Wagtail and Reed Bunting – Kevin Bowers

Downderry: 1 Wheatear this afternoon. (A Payne)


Saturday 17th March 2018

NB. The walk at Windmill Farm tomorrow has been cancelled due to the severe weather warnings. It has been rescheduled for next week on Sunday 25th March at the same time.

Late news, 12/3, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 Sandwich Tern. (S Douglas)

Late news, 16/3, Carland Cross: 1 Short-eared Owl. (R Bosisto)

Windmill Farm: 1 Sand Martin, 3 Pintail, 2 Wigeon this morning, also an Adder. (D Wright)

Millpool: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Blackcap (male singing), 1 Hawfinch in treetop then flew toward Trescowe. (J Evans)

Egloshayle: 7 Hawfinch in the old cemetery. (A Langdon)

Chapel Amble: 8 Cattle Egret and 11 Little Egret. (A Langdon)

Stithians Reservoir: Great White Egret still in the Golden Lion cut-off. (R Treeby)

Gannel Estuary: 1w Ring-billed Gull, 2 Med Gull, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 10 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Scoter. (S Rowe)

Pendower: 1w Iceland Gull at 14:03.

Newlyn: 1w f Common Scoter in the harbour. (M Ahmad)

Common Scoter – Dougy Wright

Common Scoter – Dougy Wright

Argal Reservoir: 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 16 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck. (D Eva)

College Reservoir: 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Mallard, 22 Tufted Duck, 1 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 19 Wigeon, 12 Coot, 6 Canada Goose, 2 Treecreeper. (D Eva) Also Swallow and Sand Martin. (B Porter)

Pendennis: 1 male Wheatear. (D Eva)

Marazion Beach: 2+ male White Wagtail at Red River mouth, 12 Common Gull, 60 Sanderling, 2 Sandwich Tern offshore. (R Veal) 2 White Wagtail and 2 Knot. (R Treeby)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Sand Martin at 08:30. (L Proctor) 1 drake Tufted Duck, 2f Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 4 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 (3m) Siskin, 6+ Cetti’s Warbler. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1w Iceland Gull, Black-necked Grebe and 3+ Sand Martin. (DK Parker)

Loe Pool: 10 Great Crested Grebe including 3 apparent pairs, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Goosander, 2 Shoveler, 6 Pochard, 4 Chiffchaff.(G Adams)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Wheatear, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Grey Plover, 1 Greenshank, 13 Bar tailed Godwit, 95 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher on Carnsew Pool. (S Grose)

Penhale Point: 1 Merlin, 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Grose)

St Ives: 1 Common Tern in the harbour.

Lostwithiel: pair of Reed Buntings on feeders in a private garden. (E Mayhew)

Penwithick: 8 House Sparrow, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Robin, 1 Siskin, 2 Blackbird, 2 Jackdaw, 3 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 4 Dunnock. (K Bowers)

Carharrack: 2 Blackcap (m&f) still  in a private garden. (W Chegwidden)

Truro: 1m Siskin in private garden. (D Jenkins)