Monday 4th June 2018

Late news, 3/6, Nancledra: Golden Oriole reported, heard only.

Late news, 3/6, St Just: 2 Rosy Starlings reported in fields to the West of St Just.

Hayle: Iberian Chiffchaff still at the millpond, singing near the wooden bridge. (LGR Evans)

Ventongimps: Cattle Egret over heading towards Allett. (P Roseveare)

Hayle: House Martins nesting on Post Office, Foundry Square. (G Marshall)

Trevose Head: Just 1 Corn Bunting. (A McKechnie)

Corn Bunting, Alex McKechnie

Marazion Beach: 4 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plover & 1 Sanderling this evening. (J Hawkey)

Longrock Pool: 1 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Stonechat, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot. (K Bowers)

Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers

Whipsiderry: 2 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Park Head/Pentire Farm: 1 Barn Owl, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Luckett: 2 Tree Pipit, Dipper with young, 2 Grey wagtails with young. (C Buckland)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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).

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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)

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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)

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