Sunday 21st May 2017

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper. Still present.at Amble Marshes from Walmsley Tower Hide this evening. (D Julian, B Bosisto). Also pair Shelduck with 3 young, 1 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 15 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Bosisto)

Connor Downs: 1 European Bee-eater on wires in first field North of A30 along Treeve Lane from 17:15 until 18:47 when flew NE. (P Freestone et al)

Bee-eater, Michael McKee

Bee-eater – Mark Halliday

Bee-eater – Dave Parker

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1f Ruff, 7 (2 sum plum) Sanderling and 1f Wigeon still on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh: 1m Sedge Warbler with BTO ring on right leg. (R Veal)

Porth Reservoir: 11 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mistle Thrush feeding young at nest. (S Grose)

Bissoe: 1 Fledgling Tawny Owl, first from a box placed 5 yrs ago in a local copse. (D Viner)

Imm Tawny Owl – Duncan Viner

Penwithick: 15 House Sparrow, 9 Jackdaw, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Carrion Crow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Robin, 3 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Siskin, 1 Great Tit (K Bowers)

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Kevin Bowers

Lands End: 1 Great Northern Diver, 6 Collared Dove, 49 House Martin, 94 Swallow, 7 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Serin (male flew over calling at 8:15am on the cycle track by Trinity Pool heading towards Sennen), 2 Lesser Redpoll. (B Bosisto)

Hayle: 1 Wigeon, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 3 Sanderling. (B Bosisto, R Veal)

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Sunday 14th May 2017

Late news, 13/5, Bude Marshes WeBS count: 17 adult Mallard and 21 juveniles, 8 Moorhen and 8 juveniles, 9 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Blackbird, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 adult Canada Goose and 6 juveniles, 2 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 4 Jackdaw, 7+ Rook, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 3 Wren, 2 Robin, 1 male Reed Bunting, 1 Great Tit, 1 Cuckoo (very unusual here), 1 Mute Swan, 8 Wood Pigeon. (H Kendall, R Mudge)

Late news, Stithians Reservoir: 1 Otter has been showing well some evenings recently from southern cut-off hide. (S Williams)

Late news, 13/5, Drift Reservoir: 40 Swift. (D Flumm)

Coombe, Red River valley: ringtail Montagu’s Harrier east 10:40. (D Flumm)

Sennen Cove: female Kentish Plover but flew towards Land’s End. (K Wilson)

Little Trethewey: Bee-eater high over. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: juv Iceland Gull reported.

Penzance, Promenade and Harbour WeBS count: 38 Purple Sandpiper, 43 Turnstone, 20 Sanderling (some in summer plumage), 6 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mute Swan and 1 Rock Pipit. (T Mills)

Sanderling, Tony Mills


Marazion Marsh RSPB:
5 Mute Swan plus 8 cygnets on main marsh, 1 Greylag, 3 Canada Goose plus 2 goslings, 1 drake Gadwall, 5 Mallard plus 6 ducklings, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Stonechat, 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker, WeBS)

Probus: 1 ad Purple Heron again in private garden and 1 Red Kite low over three times. (R Veal, BR Field)

Purple Heron – Reuben Veal

Tregoss: White Stork flew from ploughed field towards Bodmin at 16:30 but couldn’t be relocated. (P Roseveare, B Bosistow)

Penlee Point: seawatch 06:00-09:00: 43 Manx Shearwater west, 70 Guillemot west, 60 Gannet, 6 Cormorant, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Fulmar east, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 30 Herring Gull. (C Buckland)

Carnanton Woods: 1 Sparrowhawk at Spitfire Corner. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 2 Cuckoo, 1 male Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 17 Canada Goose, 7 Cormorant,1 Grey Heron,9 Mallard, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Black-headed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 51 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Buzzard, 34 Carrion Crow, 16 Jackdaw, 3 Magpie, 3 Cuckoo, 5 Stock Dove, 6 Blackbird, 1 Stonechat, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 7 Linnet, 3 House Sparrow, 2 Skylark, 2 Dunnock, 2 Wren, 5 Robin, 12 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff, 11 Willow Warbler, 15 Swallow, 2 Green-veined White and 1 Wall Brown. (DA Conway)

Windmill Farm: Cuckoo, lots more Whitethroats arrived this week. Also Four Spotted Chaser. (D Wright)

Whitethroat and Four-spotted Chaser – Dougy Wright

Nare Point: Lesser Whitethroat, Wheatear, 5 Swift. (D Wright)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Cuckoo calling, 20+ Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (D Chaney)

Men-an-tol: 1 Cuckoo, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 10 Swift, 5 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin. (R Hollis)

Porthleven: pair Stonechat with 3-4 fledged young. (C Richards)

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Wednesday 10th May 2017

Late news, 9/5, Rock helipad: 3 Mistle Thrush (1adult 2 fledglings) 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Scillonian Crossing; St Mary’s to Wolf Rock: 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Puffin, 3 Manx Shearwater, 9 Gannet, 2 Fulmar and 1 auk sp. (T Mills)

Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 20+ Manx Shearwater, 8 Fulmar, 15 Gannet, 40+ auk sp, 1 House Martin, 3 Swallow and 1 m Eider just outside PZ harbour. (T Mills)

Sancreed: 2 Whimbrel on Beacon, 10 Swift, 80 Swallow, 45 House Martin and  4 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Whimbrel, Dave Flumm

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 sum plum Sanderling with 25 Dunlin and 1 Whitethroat on Carnsew Pool. 3 near sum plum Grey Plover, 13 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 5 Canada Goose goslings on Ryan’s Field. 3 (2 drk) Wigeon, 1 Redshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal)

Mawgan: 1 Red Kite low over fields at 08:20 (P Bedford)

Lizard: 1 Osprey seen over Housel Bay and the village 13.50 flying NE (C Richards, A Witheywood)

Goonhilly Downs: 5 Swift. (W Chegwidden)

Stithian’s Reservoir: 1 Cuckoo seen and calling 200m down Carnmenellis end at 12:00 (W Chegwidden)

Probus: Purple Heron still present in a private garden. (BR Field)

Porth Joke: 1 ad male Hen Harrier late afternoon, 60 House Martin, 30 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 7 Swift. (S Rowe)

Drift: Red Kite feeding over freshly cut silage feed west of the village at 09:20. (DK Parker)

Ardensawah: Red Kite over at 10:20. (MD Wallace)

Nanquidno: Red Kite high over Gurland Farm at 12:55 also Large Red Damselfly, Azure Damselfly and Broad-bodied Chaser. (DK Parker)

Polgigga: 2 & 1 Red Kite over in the afternoon. (MD Wallace)

St Breward: Bee-eater over calling at 12:45 also 9+ Pearl Bordered Fritillary. (C Selway)

Camel Estuary: 1 Osprey.

Porthilly Point: 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Common Gull (one with a ring). (S Grose)

The Rumps and Pentire Point: 3 Fulmar, 30 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, 7 Shag, 2 Kestrel, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 50 Herring Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 2 Sandwich Tern, 15 Guillemot, 25 Razorbill, 7 Wood Pigeon, 10 Skylark, 12 House Martin, 50 Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, 3 Dunnock, 4 Wheatear, 4 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 8 Whitethroat, 2 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 7 Rook, 8 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 9 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch, 9 Linnet. (M Scawen et al.)

Halvana Plantation: 1 Tree Pipit. (A McKechnie)

Tree Pipit, Alex McKechnie

Rame Head and Penlee: 1 Hobby, Whimbrel, 9 House Martin in off sea, Sand Martin, 4 Swift, Stoat. (P Aley)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Summer plumage Curlew Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Whimbrel, 70 Dunlin, juv Spoonbill and drake Wigeon this evening. (C Selway)

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Tuesday 9th May 2017

Buttermilk Hill: 1 Cuckoo (G Berti, C Travis)

Carn Galver: 3 Red kite NE at 13:15. (G Berti, C Travis)

Sancreed:  2 Whimbrel, 3 Cuckoo, 1 Wheatear, 2 Garden Warbler. (D Flumm)

St Levan: 1 Juv Iceland Gull. (M Wallace)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 13 Black-tailed Godwit. (T Carson)

Wadebridge: 1 Little Egret in the stream by the cinema. (J Macadam)

Rame Head:  Yellowhammer, Whitethroat, Kestrel. (R Napp)

Whitethroat, Rick Napp

Yellowhammer, Rick Napp

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Wednesday 7th September 2016

Late news, 4/7, Ryan’s Field, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 63 Sandwich Tern at evening high tide roost. (Paul St Pierre)

Late news, 6/9, Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Common Sandpiper and 6 Teal. (S Lister)

Late news, 6/9, Marazion Beach: 1 Sandwich Tern, 130 Ringed Plover, 100 Dunlin, 40 Sanderling, 25 Turnstone, 2 Knot, 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (P Fraser)

Trethew Mill, Lanlivery: 2 Bee-eater over late morning. (R Parslow)

Nanjizal: 1 immature Paddyfield Warbler trapped and ringed this morning. (West Cornwall Ringing Group)

Rame: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 1 Blackcap, 11 Chiffchaff and 1 Common Lizard. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Marazion Beech: 1 Buff-beasted Sandpiper. (P Clement) Also 2 Little Stint. (P Freestone)

 Video by J Chapple from 4/9

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 7 Whimbrel, 2 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Bar-tail Godwit, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 50+ Redshank, 60+ Curlew, 2 Dunlin and 19 Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger – photos)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: 1 Knot, 3 Green Sandpiper, 21 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Turnstone, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Wigeon and 1 Peregrine harassing Dunlin. (R Veal)

Kenidjack: c10 Chiffchaff, 1 willow Warbler, 1 Whitethroat and 2 Chough. (DK Parker)

Nanquidno: 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat and 1 Wheatear. (DK Parker, P Freestone)

Porth Joke: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (S Rowe)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: 3 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 40 Little Egret, 9 Mute Swan, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 45 Canada Goose, 2 Shelduck, 15 Mallard, 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Moorhen, 60 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 21 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 65 Redshank, 22 Greenshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, c100 Curlew, 3 Ruff, c150 Black-headed Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 50 Herring Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 3 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 6 House Martin, 15 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, c200 Rook, 40 Carrion Crow and 7 House Sparrow. (M Scawen)

Colliford Lake: 1 Adult Hobby, 5 Immature Great-crested Grebe and 1 Wheatear. (M Frost)

Siblyback Lake: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper but no sign since 10:30. Also Pectoral Sanpiper and 2 Little Ringed Plover still. (DI Julian)

Porthgwarra: Marsh Harrier, 1 Ruff, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 16 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Wheatear and 2 Whinchat. (M Wallace)

Boat Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel.

Land’s End: 1 Wryneck.

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Saturday 28th May 2016

Late news, 27/5, St Gothians Sands LNR: 1 m Pochard, 1 m Reed Bunting and Sand Martins. (R Farnes)

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Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Dalmatian Pelican early morning (A James) until 9.30 and then returned again in the afternoon. (R Farnes)

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Sancreed: 1 Dalmatian Pelican seen over at 9.35 plus 2 Hobby. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1m Gadwall, 3 Greylag Goose, 4 Canada Goose, 6 Whimbrel, 1m Reed Bunting, 1m Bullfinch, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 10+ Reed Warbler, 7+ Sedge Warbler, 3 (2m,1f) Stonechat, 4 (2prs) Linnet, 1 Pied Wagtail. Also youngsters included 5 Cygnets, 4 Mallard, 3 Dunnock, 2 House Sparrow and numerous Jackdaw. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir: Coot with 1 chick, 4 Garden Warbler, 5 Sedge Warbler. Reed Bunting, Willow Warbler, Wren, Dunnock, Song Thrush, Magpie, Buzzard, Linnet all nesting (D. Eva)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Crossbill, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (male), 15+ Siskin, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Cuckoo and 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

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St Ives Island: 1 Starling with unusually long bill. (C Oates)

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Sharptor (Bodmin Moor): 1 m Black Redstart, 1 Cuckoo, 5 Buzzard, 3 Wheatear, 4 Stonechat, 1 Raven, 4 Swift and 2 Swallow. (P Sharp)

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

Nanjizal: 2 European Bee-eater heard calling whilst flying over.

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Tuesday 10th May 2016

Will birders looking for the Pelican please park sensibly.

Late news, Newquay, Whitecross: 1 Red Kite 11am, being mobbed by crows, flew towards St Columb Major. 1 Yellowhammer, 6 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 32 Sparrow and 200+ Herring Gull feeding in open field. (D Thomas)

Trevorian Pool: 1 Dalmatian Pelican soaring overhead at 14:15 hours. (A Perry, N Wheatley, and L and R Wilkins)

Lands End area: 1 Dalmatian Pelican. (J St Ledger) later seen over area Polgigga/ Brew Pool/ Sennen but last seen mid afternoon. Also 1 m Serin still in horse paddock by car park and 5 Turtle Dove. Plus 22 Linnet, 1 Redpoll, 1 Redwing, c40 Collared Dove, 1 Little Egret, 1 Barn Owl, c30 Swallow, c60 House Martin, 3+ Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, c8 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff and 3 Sedge Warbler. (DK Parker et al.) Also Nightingale, heard only. (B Richards, G Wyatt)

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video by John Chapple.
Coverack: 1 Bee-eater over Little Treleaver.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Great Egret again.

Newquay, Whitecross: 1 Whinchat. (D Thomas)

Hells Mouth: 2 Swift. (S Taylor)

Marazion Beach: 1 Whimbrel looking bedraggled and showing signs of injury to its neck as if it has been attacked. 2 Sanderling and 8 Dunlin. (J Hawkey) Also 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Whimbrel, 30+ Dunlin, 45 Sanderling and 3 Ringed Plover. (J St Ledger, P Fraser)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve:Woodchat Shrike still present, also 20 House Martin & 12 Swift. (J Hawkey, J St Ledger, LGR Evans et al.)

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Kynance Cove: 1 f Subalpine Warbler along the road to Kynance Cove this morning. (T Blunden)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 imm Spoonbill again on the Estuary.

Penzance: 1 Osprey flying over Tesco’s car park towards the harbour being mobbed by several Herring Gulls. (J Hawkey) Also 4 Great Northern Diver and 2 Puffin off the Gear Pole also 10 Common Dolphin.  (P St Pierre)

Cambourne, North Cliffs: 1 Hoopoe. (SP Medlyn)

Rame Head, Penlee Point: 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing @13.55 along SW Coastpath today. (D Allan)

Croft Pascoe: 3 Cuckoo (on one occasion all flying and calling together), 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Hobby + numerous willow warblers, chiffchaffs, goldfinches. (J Lander)

Bude: 2 Whitethroat, 1 Raven, 3 Rock Pipit, 6 Skylark, 1 m Stonechat, 4 Linnet, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Canada Geese with 5 gosling, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Water Vole (H Wilkins)

Polgigga, Ardensawah Farm: 1 m Woodchat Shrike around 100 metres past farm on lane to Porthgwarra initially in first field on path to St Levan church then later in third field. (J Eaton, M Wallace)

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Charlestown: 1 f Redstart in gardens at rear of Quay Road. (N Best)

Rame: 3 Turtle Dove (Rame Barton), 1 Cuckoo and 2 Redwing. (G Berti)

Bodmin Moor, Minions: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Redstart (m) and 6 Wheatear. (G Berti)

Rosudgen: 1 Red-legged Partridge in private garden. (I Webster)

Downderry: 25 Great Northern Diver, 5 Manx Shearwater, 4 Common Scoter, 3 Whimbrel and 1 Arctic Skua this morning before 0730. (A Payne)

Lamorna: 1 Siskin and 2 Bullfinch. (M McKee)

Dorminack: Lesser Whitethroat still. (M McKee)

Tater-du: 1 singing Reed Warbler. (M McKee)

Cot Valley: 1 first-summer Hobby, 1 singing male Lesser Whitethroat near donkey field at east end still, 1 m Whinchat, 1 f Pied Flycatcher and 3 Spotted Flycatcher. (N Wheatley)

Nanquidno: 2 Turtle Dove. (N Wheatley)

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