Saturday 27th May 2017

Late news, 26/5, Loe Pool: Great White Egret at Degibna in the morning at least. (D Hill)

Late news, 26/5, Polgigga: 70+Red Kite heading inland. (K Wilson)

Late news, 26/5, Curgurrell Farm, Gerrans Bay: 3 Red Kite in the morning. (S Gay)

Late news, 26/5, Goonhilly Downs: 1 Red Kite at 07:00. (P.Bedford)

Late news, 26/5, Coverack: 1 or possibly 2 Red Kite over at around 13:00. (P. Bedford)

Late news, 26/5, Mawgan: 7 Red Kite over at 16:30. (P. Bedford)

Late news, 26/05, Trenithon, St Martin: 6 Red Kite. (A Williams)

Late news, 26/05, RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise, Penzance Harbour: 1m Eider plus 6 Red Kite from boat over town. (M Elliott, MJ Spicer)

Late news, 26/05, RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 5 Manx Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, c30 Guillemot, 8 Kittiwake, 5 Whimbrel, 1 Swallow and 3 Ocean Sunfish. (M Elliott, MJ Spicer)

Late news, 26/05, RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise, Wolf Rock to Penzance: c160 Manx Shearwater, 50 Guillemot, 9 Puffin, 5 Razorbill and 2 Basking Shark. (M Elliott, M Spicer)

Kenidjack: 1 Hobby hunting at bottom of valley chased after and successfully caught an insect (dragonfly?) which it then consumed on the wing. (D Flumm).

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: 13 Sanderling, 3 Purple Sandpiper, several Turnstone, 1-2 Dunlin. (K Noble)

Purple Sandpiper and Sanderling – Ken Noble

Clapper Marshes: 1+ Cattle Egret dropped in at c11:10. (P St Pierre)

Loe Pool: 1 Great White Egret still present in the far north east corner to 18:30 at least. Park at Degibna Chapel car park and walk west down the hill and turn right at the shoreline to view through the trees and reeds. (M Pass, I Maclean et al.)

Great White Egret – Dave Parker Great White Egret – Dave Parker

Lizard Point: 2 Puffin, 1 Great Skua. (I Maclean)

Porthleven: 3 Red Kite c15:00. (I Maclean)

Gulval: 1 Red Kite east at 14:45. (G Spicer)

St Erth: 1 Red Kite east at 18:15. (G Spicer)

Sancreed: up to 6 Red Kite viewable today at any one time. (D Flumm)

Lostwithiel to St Blazey: 5 Red Kite at 11:30. (A Betts)

Holywell: 1 Red Kite over at 11:35. (S Rowe)

Higher Tregerthan, nr St Ives: 1 Red Kite. (S Enright)

Marazion: 6 Sanderling (summer plumage), 3 Dunlin. (S Enright)

Hayle: 1 Turtle Dove behind the Old Quay House. (S Enright) 5 Red Kite flew NE in the morning. (K Noble)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 eclipse drk Gadwall, 1f Wigeon, 10 Curlew, 11 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 2 Ringed Plover, 19 Oystercatcher (including 3 young). (R Veal)

St Gothian Sands: 1 hybrid Hooded x Carrion Crow, 4 Coot, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe and 1 Canada Goose, 3 Linnet, 1 Pied Wagtail young. (R Veal)

Crows-an-Wra: 1 Red Kite at 15:15. (P Taylor)

St Levan: 2 Red Kite over the church. (S Grose)

Penhale Point: 1 Red Kite at 18:20. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Tawny Owl, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Bullfinch 1 male Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Mylor Bridge: 2 Red Kite present for much of the day around Rosehill Farm. (N Moore)

nr Bodmin: 1 Red Kite. (K Noble)

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Wednesday 17th May 2017

Late news, 16/5, Botallack: c25 (5 + c20) Swift south along Botallack cliffs mid afternoon in very thick fog. (D McGrath)

Late news, 16/5, Mousehole: 1 Nightjar resting at noon in private garden at edge of village (from photograph). (L Borg)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 35 Swift, 130 Swallow, 80 House Martin, 10 Sand Martin (D. Flumm, S Turner)

Botallack, seawatching 07.30 – 8.45: 1500+ Manx Shearwater (south), 1 Fulmar, & 2 pairs nesting on cliff near Crown mines, 38 Gannet, 3 Great Northern Diver north together + 2 unidentified divers north together but very distant. (D McGrath)

Kenidjack: 1 f Hobby at bottom of valley, 12.30 – 16.00 at least. (S Turner, J Summers)

Sancreed: Spotted Flycatcher (D. Flumm)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 10 Purple Sandpiper, 29 Turnstone & 5 Dunlin at high tide this evening. (P Taylor) Also 1 Great Northern Diver off Jubilee Pool (D. Flumm) Later 2 sum plum Great Northern Diver seen off the Promenade.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 2 Song Thrush, 3 Goldfinch, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Magpie, 2 Shelduck, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Chaffinch. (K.Bowers)

Reed Warbler, Kevin Bowers

Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers

Croft Pascoe: 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 5+ Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Swift. Also numbers of Chiffchaff. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

male Siskin, John St Ledger

Falmouth Bay: many Storm Petrel feeding down by the Manacles reef. (B Heaney, AK Wildlife Cruises)

European Storm Petrel, Billy Heaney

Tresemple Pool: 2 Shelduck with 3 ducklings about 2 days old. 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Whimbrel. ( D. Eva )

St Buryan: 1 Barn Owl over road just east of village. (H Mitchell)

Red Moor: 1 Barnacle Goose briefly in private garden – presumably feral/escapee. (P McVey).

Probus: 1 Purple Heron, adult still in garden along Tresillian River near Probus this morning.

Wadebridge: 1 Ring-billed Gull 1st-summer opposite sewage works from Camel Trail then flew towards Dinham Flats.

Men-an-Tol: Flock of 20-30 Linnet, Meadow Pipit, Stonechats including fledglings, 3 Whitethroat, 2 m Pheasant, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Barn Owl. (S.Cox).

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Friday 28th April 2017

Late news, 27/4, Rosewall Hill, St Ives: 1 Ring Ouzel, 4 Wheatear, male Sparrowhawk made several attempts to catch Wheatears. (B Dallas)

Late news, 27/4, Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: Morning: 3 Ring Ouzel (adult male, female and a first summer male, dropped in from a considerable height at 09:20), 4 Wheatear, 3 Buzzard, 2 Raven. Evening: 5 Ring Ouzel (2 adult male, 2 female and a first summer male on the south west slope, still there at 20:00), 4 Wheatear, male Sparrowhawk. (V Stratton)

Late news, 27/4, St Ives NCI: 3 Whimbrel, 3 Sandwich Tern. (V Stratton)

Late news, 27/4, Anjue Green Fields: 4 Wheatear. (V Stratton)

Late news, 27/4, Marazion Beach: 90+ Whimbrel, 2 Sandwich Tern offshore. (J Hawkey)

Praa Sands: Kentish Plover present again today. (L Proctor, M Southam, A McKechnie) Great Northern Diver also reported.

Kentish Plover – Alex McKechnie

Rinsey/Praa Sands: 8 Whimbrel, 15 Linnet, 4 Kittiwake, 6 Shag, 50+ Sand Martin, 3 m Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 15+ Bottlenose Dolphin, 1 Stoat. (J Evans)

Swanpool: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Whimbrel by the beach. (D Chaney)

Dobwalls: Red Kite flying low over private garden, being pursued by Herring Gulls, then flew east towards Liskeard at 10:30. (C&J Duffy)

Porthilly Point: 3 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 2 Cuckoo, 3 Yellowhammer, 6 Sedge Warbler, 5 Buzzard, 1 Common Redstart, 2 Tawny Owl. Also Linnets, Stonechats, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits, Goldfinches, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Whitethroat, 16 Long-tailed Tit. (S Grose)

Bude: 1 Little Egret, 6 Sedge Warbler, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 1 Raven + 4 young, 3 Skylark, 15+ Swallow. (H Wilkins)

Sedge Warbler – H Wilkins

Bartinney Down:  2 Stock Dove, 2 Cuckoo (m+f), 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 7 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting. (P Clarke)

Penhale: 7 Whitethroat, 6 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 (f) Wheatear, 2 Skylark, 12+ Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Stoat. Butterflies – single Grizzled Skipper, Orange Tip, Wall Brown & Small White. (JH&K Dalziel)

Cot Valley: sum plum Great Northern Diver off Porth Nanven this morning. (N Wheatley)

Rame Head: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Tawny Owl, Whitethroats, 3 Willow Warbler. (C Buckland)

Torpoint: 44 Dunlin, all in summer plumage, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Little Egret. (C Buckland)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Cattle Egret on Ryan’s Field this evening. (M Bishop) Also Spoonbill, 2 Common Sandpiper. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Nanquidno/Tregegean: 80+ Whimbrel, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Bar tailed Godwit. (C Moore)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Garganey reported again today.

Tregonetha Downs: 3 Tawny Owl and 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

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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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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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Saturday 22 April 2017

Late news, 21/4, Duckpool: 2 Whimbrel on the rocks. (M Moxon)

Lizard village/Old lizard Head: 1 Whinchat, 2 Redstart, 9 Wheatear, 6 Whimbrel, 9 Whitethroat, 17 House Martin, 7 Greenfinch and 3 Willow Warbler. (S Grose)

Goss Moor: 1 Little Bunting still present, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Willow Tit (D Eva)

Windmill Farm: 1 Ring Ouzel, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Whitethroat,  4 Blackcap and 4 Sedge Warbler. (D Wright)

Rame Head: 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 8 Wheatear, 10 Willow Warblers, Chiffchaff, 1 m Redstart, 9 Whitethroat. (C Buckland)

Bodmin Moor: 4 Whinchat (inc 2 males singing), 7 Reed Bunting, 2 Common Redstart (1 male, 1 female), 25+ Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Cuckoo and 1 Merlin between De Lank waterworks to Brown Willy. Also 1 Roe Deer. (J St Ledger)

Devoran: 8 Whimbrel, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Curlew, 76 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull at 17:30 low tide. (D Chaney)

Rosewall Hill, St Ives: 5 Ring Ouzel at 06:30 before flying off north east, also 3 Wheatear, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 1 Cuckoo. (B Mellow)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 2 Blackcap, 6 Robin, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Jay, 1 Little Grebe, 10 Mute Swan, 1 Moorhen, 2 Nuthatch and 1 Goldcest . (K.Bowers)

Land’s End: 4 Teal, 2 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Collared Dove, 1 hybrid Crow/ Hooded Crow , 12 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat ( male singing along cycle track), 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 White Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit, 25 Wheatear, 55 Swallow, 7 Sand Martin and 2 House Martin. (B Bosisto)

Porth Joke: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 5 Sedge Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 6 Swallow, 4 House Martin. (S Rowe)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Swift over West at 10:30, 1 drk Garganey, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Greylag Goose, 1m Reed Bunting and 2 (pr) Gadwall. (R Veal, M Bishop)

Marazion Beach: 4 (2 sum plum) Great Northern Diver and 1 Sandwich Tern offshore. 3 White Wagtail, 2 Grey Plover, 8 Sanderling, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Ringed Plover and 40 Dunlin. (R Veal)

Towednack: 1 House Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 10 Wheatear. (R Veal)

Caerthillian Cove: 1 female Red-footed Falcon on wires by the pumping station at 20:20 before flying off low east. (P St Pierre)

Probus: 1 Kingfisher in a private garden and a Red Kite over at 13:00. (BR Field)

Penryn: Red Kite circling over Penryn at 12:30 before heading towards Falmouth. (per D Julian)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Cattle Egret reported again on Ryan’s Field, also 1 Common Sandpiper. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Gothian Sands: Wheatear, Common Sandpiper, Shoveler, Raven (M Bishop)

Tintagel Castle approach: Grasshopper Warbler, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, 8 Manx Shearwater at sea (M Dovestone)

Maenporth: 2 House Martins at Pendra Loweth (M Dovestone)

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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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