Thursday 7th June 2018

Porthgwarra: Female/1s male Rosy Starling at Roskestal Farm with Starling flock. Take track to St Levan (you will need wellies!) to view. (M Wallace)

Rosy Starling – Mark Wallace

Tregony: Adult Rosy Starling on feeders in a private garden. (K McEndoo)

Rosy Starling – Karen McEndoo

Newquay: 1 Red Kite over Tretherras school at 11:00. (S Rowe)

Polgigga: 10 Red Kite over at 14:20. (M Wallace)

Chapel Carn Brea: 2 Red Kite over at 15:15. (L Proctor)

Ardensawah Farm: Turtle Dove still present. (R Creek)

Marazion: Pair of Siskin present since 2017, finally brought in a juvenile. (DK Parker)

Juvenile Siskin – Dave Parker

Helston Boating Lake: Wing-clipped drake Ferruginous Duck still present. (C Dale, D Collins)

Canada Goose, David Collins

Sancreed: 1 Red Kite East 15:35, 2 Cuckoo, pair Stonechat with 3 fledglings on Beacon. (D Flumm)

Sennen: 3 Red Kite over 14:15, one landing on a dead rabbit. (J + I Miller)

Red Kite, John and Irene Miller

Red Kite, John and Irene Miller

Porth Reservoir: 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Dipper, 7 Great Crested Grebe. (S Grose)

Tywardreath: 3 young Robin leaving nest which was first reported 05/6. (R Barlow)

Ardensawah Farm: Turtle Dove seen briefly this afternoon on the tyres at the barn then was elusive in the bushes opposite. (R Creek)

Zennor Head: 4 Raven in sheep field. (R Creek)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Great White Egret on the marsh this evening briefly before going into cover behind tall reeds. (R Creek)

Longrock Pool: 2 Sand Martin over Pool (6 more through), 2 Swift, 1 Cetti’s Warbler (3 more heard), 2 Sedge Warbler and 1 Reed Warbler heardMarazion: 11 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin and 4 Ringed Plover on the beach. (R Creek)

Mounts Bay, Mermaid pelagic: 1 Great Skua and 4 Puffin. (M Elliot)


Sunday 3rd June 2018

Walmsley Sanctuary and Middle Amble: Please be aware that on Tuesday 5th June there will be some unavoidable work causing disturbance on the reserve.

Black Head: 1 Wilson’s Petrel behind lobster boat. (J Foster)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Great White Egret still, at 09:15 in the NE arm. (R Farnes)

Great White Egret, Rod Farnes

Pendeen: 1 ad. Rose-coloured Starling briefly late morning. (P Clement)

Rose-coloured Starling, Pete Clement

Rose-coloured Starling, Pete Clement

Lizard village: 1 Turtle Dove briefly on wire opposite Pentraeth House, just flown over field with Alpacas. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra, sea watch 8.00-11.00 am:1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater (past 09.50). (R.Augarde, R.Wilkins, B.Mellow)

Bedruthan steps opposite Diggory’s Island: 2 Corn Bunting. (D Cole)

Windmill Farm: 1 Grasshopper Warbler singing, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Sedge Warbler, 4 Cuckoo, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Skylark, 6 Beautiful Damselfly, 1 Ruby-Tailed Wasp, 1 Palmate Newt, 1 Slow Worm, 2 Adder (J Evans) 2 Cuckoo, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, 1 male Reed Bunting, 2 Kestrel, 3 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Nanjizal: 1 Hobby over and 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (P Roseveare)

Perranporth: 6 Swallow, 8 Jackdaw, 19 Rook, 2 Wren, 1 young Starling, Nansmellyn Farm and adjoining fields. (R. Barlow)

Dunmere, Fishery Lake (private): 2 ad + 2 independent juv Little Grebe, 1 pr Moorhen with 5 young, 1 Kingfisher carrying fish. (T Mills)

Cardinham Woods: 1 pair Marsh Tit feeding fledgling young. (T Mills)

Industry: 1 pair Redstart, 1 pair Grey Wagtail, 1 Cuckoo also Stoat. (A Blonden)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe on the water, 1 new nest being built out in the open 100yds opp 2nd hide. 1 male Blackcap, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mute Swan below dam wall. (S Grose)

Penwithick: 11 House Sparrow, 2 Raven, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Jay, 6 Goldfinch, 3 Chaffinch, 15 Starling, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Jackdaw, 3 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove. (K.Bowers)

Juvenile Siskin, Kevin Bowers

Raven, Kevin Bowers

House Sparrows , Kevin Bowers

Jay, Kevin Bowers

Porth Nanven:  4 Chough, 10 Bottlenose Dolphin heading south into Sennen Cove where they remained for at least 2 hours. (M Taylor)

Marazion Beach: 45 Sanderling. (J Hawkey)


Saturday 2nd June 2018

Late news, 1/6, Downderry: At least 227 Manx Shearwater moving west early evening (1815-1935),plus 1 Great Northern Diver on the sea. (A Payne)

Late news, 1/6, Rosenannon Downs: 3 Tawny Owl and 1 singing Yellowhammer at 23:00. (S Grose)

Nanjizal: Female Eastern Subalpine Warbler and 2 Spotted Flycatcher early morning. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Hayle: Iberian Chiffchaff still singing at the millpond.

Drift: Bee-eater photographed on wires along track to Treganhoe Farm at 10:00. (R Hughes) Bee-eater not seen again, but Great White Egret still present in NE arm. (L Proctor)

Lizard Point: 1 Long-tailed Skua past.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 15 Black-headed Gull, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Shelduck on Ryan’s Field. (S Grose)

Widemouth Bay: 250 Manx Shearwater per hour passing west in tight parties of 15 – 60 from 06:00 until at least 07:45. (H Kendall)

Goss Moor: 1 Mistle Thrush, pair Stonechat with 1 young, 3 Sedge Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, 2 Marsh Tit, 7 Cuckoo and 2 Siskin. (B Bosisto)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler, 2 Cuckoo, Whitethroat nest with 5 young on point of fledging, Great Crested Grebe on nest at Golden Lion cut off. (D Eva)

Porth Joke: 3 male Whitethroat holding territory within 50m of the beach. (S Rowe)

Dunmere, River Camel and Fishery: 2 (ad + juv) Dipper, 1 m Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Mistle Thrush, pr Coal Tit taking food into nest, pr Canada Geese with 5 young, 3 Little Grebe, 1 juv Cormorant, also 1 buck Roe Deer, Beautiful Demoiselles, 1 Black-tailed Skimmer, Blue-tailed and Common Damselflies. (T Mills)

Juvenile Dipper, Tony Mills

Adult Dipper, Tony Mills

Male Grey Wagtail, Tony Mills

Downderry: Early this morning 2 Great Northern Diver offshore and a Mediterranean Gull (1s) west. About 460 Manx Shearwater flew west 1805-1915. (A Payne)

Wacker Quay: 6 Shelduck, 3 Little Egret, Wigeon. (R Napp)

Male Wigeon, Rick Napp

Marazion beach: 52 Dunlin, 25 Sanderling, 6 Whimbrel, 4 Great Black-backed Gull feeding on seal carcass until flushed by dog. (S Grose)

Roseland. Ruan Lanihorne marshes: 2 hunting Barn Owls 9.00pm. (D Hall)


Thursday 31st May 2018

Late news, 30/5, Truro: Male Bullfinch in private garden at 20:34. (M Costa)

Marazion beach: 1 ad Baird’s Sandpiper this morning again. (D Chadwick)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Great White Egret still. (B Hibbett)

Dozmary Pool: 6 Lapwing (D Eva, P McVey)

Colliford: 8 Great Crested Grebe, at least 3 pairs Black-headed Gull nesting (D Eva, P McVey)

Bowithick: 1 Lesser Redpoll (D Eva, P McVey)

Roughtor Plantation: 2 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Siskin (D Eva, P McVey)

Dobwalls: Male and female Linnet feeding on Forget-me-not seeds in the garden (C&J Duffy)

Par Lake: 1 Grey Heron, Canada Geese+Goslings, 3 Coot, 2 Cormorant. (C Hooper)

Canada Geese & goslings – Chris Hooper

Grey Heron – Chris Hooper

Grey Heron – Chris Hooper

Tywardreath: Siskin 1m & 1f, Great Tit & 3 young, Greenfinch 1m & 1f, Chaffinch 1m & 1f and f House Sparrow in a private garden. (R Barlow)

River Gannel: 1 Barn Owl, Swifts heard after midnight. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Buzzard, 1 Blackbird. (K.Bowers)

Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers

Song Thrush, Kevin Bowers

Reed Warbler, Kevin Bowers

Veryan Bay by kayak: 12 Puffin (2 adult, 10 imm), 1 Great Northern Diver (wp), 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Manx Shearwater. (R Kirkwood)

Manx Shearwater, Rupert Kirkwood

Great Northern Diver, Rupert Kirkwood

Puffin, Rupert Kirkwood

Puffin, Rupert Kirkwood

De Lank Waterworks – Garrow Tor: 2prs Wheatear feeding young, 2 Coal Tit feeding young, 1 Kestrel, 3 Cuckoo (inc.1f). plus up to 3f Roe Deer, Small Heath, Wall Brown, Speckled Wood & Green Hairstreak butterflies. (JHawkey & K Dalziel)

Mounts Bay, Mermaid II pelagic: 38 Puffin, 9 Storm Petrel and 1 Great Northern Diver. (M Elliot)

Eagle’s Nest: 4 Whitethroat singing, 2 Meadow Pipit, distant Cuckoo, 2 distant Willow Warbler, Stonechat, Dunnock carrying food, Wren carrying food. (S.Cox).


Wednesday 30th May 2018

Late news, 29/5, Penwithick: 1 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Blue Tit, 10 House Sparrow, 2 Woodpigeon and 1 Coal Tit. (K Bowers)

Jay – Kevin Bowers

Pied Wagtails – Kevin Bowers

Late news, 29/5, Truro: 2 Swifts over the garden, very scarce so far. (D Jenkins)

Late news, 29/5, Helford: Garden Warbler singing from scrub near Trebah Garden. (D Collins)

Mermaid II pelagic in Mounts Bay: 1 Wilson’s Petrel about 3 miles south of the Mount, also 15 European Storm Petrel. Plus 4 Puffin, 3 Great Northern Diver, 3 Storm Petrel, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Skua, 40+ Common Dolphin and 1 Ocean Sunfish on west side of Bay. (M Elliot)

Hayle: Millponds: Iberian Chiffchaff still present at 19:30 showing well still singing, closer to ploughed fields. (J Evans)

Coverack: 1 ad Long-tailed Skua  past, also ,1 dark phase Arctic Skua, 35 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver. (A Cockroft)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Great White Egret still in NE arm, also 2 juv Grey Heron and 4 Great Crested Grebe. (DK Parker)

Great White Egret, Dave Parker

Redruth: 1 m Hawfinch at Roseland Gardens.

Widemouth Bay: 1 Wheatear, probably of the Greenland race and a Rock Pipit carrying food. (H Kendall)

Maer Lake: 2 Swifts feeding over the lake and surrounding pastures. Five Black-tailed Godwits on the muddy lake fringes. (H Kendall)

Marazion: c50 Dunlin, c25 Sanderling, c20 Ringed Plover, 7 Turnstone, 6 Whimbrel and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on the beach. (DK Parker)

Tywardreath: Bullfinch 2 male & 2 female, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Coal Tit on garden feeders and 1 Dunnock carrying food. (R Barlow)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 5 summer-plumaged Purple Sandpiper. (T Mills)

Purple Sandpipers, Tony Mills

Charlestown: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (D Hastilow)

Hensbarrow Downs: 5 Cuckoo. (B Bosisto)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1s Mediterranean Gull, 30 Ringed Plover, 30 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel, 3 Oystercatcher chicks on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal)

Penryn: Red Kite 1 flew W at 10:15. (J Holmes)

Goss Moor: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)


Tuesday 29th May 2018

Late news, 28/5, Helston Boating Lake: Tufted Duck with two chicks. (A Witheywood)

Tufted Duck – A Witheywood

Marazion Beach: 1 ad Baird’s Sandpiper at Red River mouth this morning. (R Veal)

Hayle: Iberian Chiffchaff still singing at the millpond by the footbridge. (A Ramesh)

Polgigga: Iberian Chiffchaff still singing along Bosistow Lane, also Spotted Flycatchers at Lower Bosistow & Arden-Sawah. (M Wallace)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Great White Egret again in the NE arm this morning. (L Proctor) and still there this afternoon. (T Mills) 1 Black Kite over at 15:50. (G Grant)

Great White Egret, Tony Mills

Bude Marshes: 1 singing Reed Warbler and a probable Honey Buzzard over very high heading NE. (N Bastin)

Reed Warbler – Nigel Bastin

Trevone, Porthmissen Farm: 100+ Kittiwake sitting on nests, with more probable nests out of view. (S Grose)

Rame Head: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (C Buckland)

Mermaid II pelagic in Mounts Bay: 6+ Storm Petrel, 7 Great Northern Diver, 5 Puffin and 4 Ocean Sunfish. (M Elliot)

Padstow, Stepper Point: 2 adult Raven and 3 chicks, 1 Yellowhammer, 26 Guillemot, 27 Razorbill on the water opp Stepper Hole. (S Grose)

Goonhilly Downs/Trevassack: 4 Cuckoo flying, plus one at Higher Bochym. (C Richards)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 4 Purple Sandpiper in early summer plumage. (S Williams)


Monday 28th May 2018

Late news, 27/5, Loe pool: 2 Cetti’s Warbler singing on the east shore. (NP Betts)

Marazion: Adult Baird’s Sandpiper on the beach (but constantly flushed by dog walkers). (B Mellow) The first spring record for Cornwall. Also  c30 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover, 10 Sanderling, 4 Whimbrel, 4 Turnstone and 1s Med Gull briefly. (DK Parker, S Rogers)

Baird’s Sandpiper – Dave Parker

Baird’s Sandpiper, Mashuq Ahmad

Baird’s Sandpiper (right), Mashuq Ahmad

Baird’s Sandpiper, Steve Rowe

Hayle: Iberian Chiffchaff still at the Millpond at 06:30.

Polgigga: Iberian Chiffchaff still singing along Bosistow Lane. (S Rogers)

St Just: Adult Rosy Starling on road to Cot valley in first sheep field on left. (N Wheatley)

Saltash: Adult Rosy Starling still at Churchtown Farm 07:30 in the bushes by the stream.

Rame: Adult Rosy Starling around the Coastguard hut 11:30 to 11:45 before heading North. (R Veal)

Rosy Starling – Reuben Veal

Drift Reservoir, (Members only): 1 Great White Egret in NE arm. (R Menari)

Downderry: A Hoopoe seen at 07:05 flying low over the sea, heading inland. Also in the area 5 Whimbrel, whilst  a Great Northern Diver and 5 Manx Shearwaters flew west. (A Payne)

St Just: Turtle Dove by football club. (P Fraser)

Coverack: 25 Storm Petrel, 2 Great Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver and Lesser Whitethroat singing on the headland also 6 Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary. (A Cockroft)

Cotehele Quay: 1 calling Reed Warbler and 1 singing Marsh Tit. (R Smaldon)

Hatt: 1 singing Lesser Whitethroat. (R Smaldon)

Argal Reservoir: Mute Swans with 2 cygnets, 4 Great Crested Grebe (D Eva)

College Reservoir: Mute Swans with 3 cygnets, pair of Grey Heron nesting (D Eva)

Croft Pascoe: 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 20 Siskin, Coal Tit and Great Spotted Woodpecker both feeding young in nest holes (D Eva) In addition, 2 Cuckoo and 1 Chiffchaff. (S Van Hear)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 2 Cuckoo, 5 Sand Martin, House Martin plus 4-Spotted Chasers and Emperor Dragonflies (S Van Hear)

Boat Cove: 3 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed plover and 15 Turnstone. (S Rogers)

Minions: 1 m Redstart, 2 Raven, 2 m Cuckoo,1 f Cuckoo, 7  Wheatear, Meadow Pipits, 1 Willow Warbler and 2 Swifts. (C Buckland)

Par Beach: 1 Reed Warbler in the adjoining stream. (R. Barlow)

Truro: Male Siskin in private garden. (M Costa)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (S Rowe)

Treveal: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Lesser Whitethroat singing. (S Rowe)