Wednesday 24th April 2019

Late news, 18/4, Pityme: 1 Hoopoe in field next to boat yard. (P Jago)

Skewjack: Drake Green-winged Teal still on a private pool, drake Garganey. (M Wallace)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3rd cal yr Iceland Gull at 14:30. (J Miller)

Sennen Cove: 2 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey over Carnsew Pool area 08:30 till 08:55 at least,  constantly being mobbed. (S Turner)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Cuckoo, 2 Yellowhammer, 7 Linnet, 4 Stonechat, 1 Skylark, 1 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Newquay: Short-eared Owl hunting over Newquay Golf Course again this afternoon. (D Kendle)

Penzance: c55 Whimbrel NW over Sainsburys at 11:25. (M McKee)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 9 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 45 Shelduck, 12 Mallard, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Pheasant, 4 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 45 Oystercatcher, 4 Common Sandpiper, 6 Greenshank, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Curlew, 32 Whimbrel, 125 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser black-backed Gull, 5 Great black-backed Gull, 9 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Coal tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 7 Rook, 45 Carrion Crow, 5 House Sparrow, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch, 6 Palmate Newt (M Scawen et al.)

Gannel Estuary: 15 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper opp Rawley Point. (S Grose)

Trevilley: 2 House Martin. (J Hawkey)

Penryn: 1 Swift over this evening. (C Benton)

Callestick: Turtle Dove seen in private garden several times today. (L Wilson)

Gannel Estuary: 11 Whimbrel, 7 Canada Goose and 1 Common Sandpiper. (J Green)

Downderry: 23 Whimbrel and 4 Bar-tailed Godwits on the beach this evening. (A Payne)

Polgigga: 1 Stone Curlew in flight c10am before dropping into potato field from footpath between Trevilley and Higher Bosisto. (L Proctor). Later seen in flight again, appearing to drop down in fields North of Nanjizal 14:15. (R Veal, R Wilkins)

Newlyn Harbour: 1s Yellow-legged Gull still. (M Elliott)

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Roy Phillips: It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Roy Phillips after losing his fight with cancer yesterday. He was well-known to many local birders and was well-respected for his birding skills and reports. He was a regular contributor to CBWPS and his most recent report on the 12th announced the fledging of robins in his beloved garden. He will be greatly missed. 

Late news, 21/4, Porth Reservoir: 3 prs of Great Crested Grebe & 2 Common Sandpiper on the spit. (T Carson)

Late news, 22/4, Gannel Estuary: 2 Whimbrel, and 1 Common Sandpiper up at the boating lake end. (T Carson)

Nanjizal/Polgigga: 1 Stone Curlew in field near Faraway Cottage mid-morning (M McKee) and a Marsh Harrier south over Higher Bosistow. (M Wallace) Also a singing Lesser Whitethroat along Bosistow Lane. (M McKee) Quail singing around Bosisto Farm. (R Veal, P Roseveare, S+P Rogers) Stone Curlew landed in field immediately west of Faraway Cottage at 17:20. (DK Parker)

Stone Curlew, Mike McKee

Skewjack: 1 m Green-winged Teal again. (M Wallace)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis again this afternoon.

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Little Ringed Plover ( circled reserve then flew north at 7:45am ), 8 Greenshank, 1 Lesser Whitethroat , 1 Lesser Redpoll. (B Bosisto) Also 7 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 4 Sand Martin. (D Trevelyan)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey over Ryan’s Field at 09.35. (P Brinton)

Chapel Porth: 1 Turtle Dove, also 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, and a Roe Deer. (d j curtis)

Lands End: 1 Lesser Whitethroat in Blackthorn SW of Swingates. (P St Pierre) Also 7 Swallow, 13 Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Curlew. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Gannel Estuary: at 8am, 2 Whimbrel & 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (T Carson)

Bartinney: 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Stonechat, 2 Skylark, 1 Whitethroat. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Tresillian River: 7 Whimbrel. (M Jones)

Bunny’s Hill, SW of Cardinham: 1 Cuckoo calling. Also Willow Warbler, Bullfinch. (I J Bennallick)

Mawgan Porth: 2 Whimbrel in-off, and 3 Manx Shearwater west. (J Turner)

Mevagissey: 7 Great Northern Diver (5 sum plum), 2 Purple Sandpiper, 4 Sandwich Tern off the harbour. 30 Manx Shearwater, 35 Gannet, 2 Kittiwake, 25 Guillemot, 35 auk sp SE. (S Roper)

Sennen: 1 Marsh Harrier over late evening. (P Roseveare, S Rogers)

Old Lizard Head: 6 Whimbrel, 4 White Wagtail, 2 Wheatear. (D Collins)

Kynance Cove: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling. (D Collins)

Windmill Farm: Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Read Bunting, Chiffchaff, Common Lizard (A Witheywood)

Sedge Warbler, A Witheywood

Willow Warbler, A Witheywood

Downderry: 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Whimbrel and 3 Common Gull early this morning. (A Payne)

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Thursday 18th April 2019

Late news, 16/4, St Ives: 2 Blackcaps (male and female) in Trewyn Gardens. (K Money)

Late news, 17/4, St Erth Railway station: Green Woodpecker heard “Yaffling” nearby from 06:50 – 07:00. (D King)

Late news, 17/4, Porth Reservoir:  3 Tawny Owl heard, 2 Raven heard. (S Grose)

Skewjack: Drake Green-winged Teal still in a private area. (M Wallace)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler still around the sewage works. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Kenidjack: Ortolan Bunting flew over north and calling, at the top end of the valley, female Ring Ouzel at the bottom end and 2cy Iceland Gull on the beach. (Oriole Birding)

Marazion Marsh: Glossy Ibis, fem Wheatear, 6 Sand Martin. (S. Rogers) Also 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Sedge Warbler, 11 Cetti’s Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler and 15 Sand Martin. (P Fraser) This evening: Osprey lingering over the bay and Marsh at 19.30 plus fem/imm Marsh Harrier over Long Rock. 14 Sandwich Tern, 16 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (S and P Rogers, M Elliott, L Procter, J Hawkey)

Osprey, Steve Rogers

Crowlas: 1 Osprey seen distantly coming from Marazion, appeared to drop into trees. (R Veal)

Seaton: 1 Osprey flew east at 1455 just north of the village. Later, after 1900,  8 Sandwich Tern, 5 Whimbrel and 1 Common Gull noted at Downderry. (A Payne)

Marazion beach: 3 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 40 Turnstone, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Rogers)

St. Just: Pied Crow still present at 1300 on field in front of primary school and around main car park. (D Eva) Also 2 House Martin. (B Toms)

Navax Point: 1 Tree Pipit (D Eva)

Porthilly Point: 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 77 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover, 7 Turnstone, 1 Grey Heron, 20+ Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Holywell Beach: 2 Wheatear. (P Matthews)

Trevose Head: 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap,  2 Wheatear, 15 Swallow, 10 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 2 Siskin,1 Redpoll,  1 Reed Bunting, 2 Corn Bunting. ( B Bosisto)

Towan Head: 1 Merlin, 6 Purple Sandpiper, 20 Turnstone, 1 ‘leucistic’ Starling. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler,  4 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcap, 1 White Wagtail, 3 Wheatear, 2 House Martin, 18 Sand Martin, 35 Swallow. (S Rowe)

Windmill Farm: 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Whitethroat singing, 3 Skylark singing aloft, 2 Blackcap singing, 1 Sedge Warbler singing from brambles on car park perimeter. (J Evans)

Lizard Point: 1 Swallow. (M Hooper)

Porthgwarra: 1 Common Swift over café at 10:10 then flew east along coast. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

St Columb Major: 2 Mediterranean Gull following the plough in fields at Winnards Perch roundabout. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Whimbrel, 1 sum plum Dunlin, 49 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Reed Warbler. (R Veal)

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Wednesday 17th April 2019

There will be potential for disturbance at Walmsley and Middle Amble reserves today, as contractors will be working on site. Sorry for the inconvenience but it is essential.

Late news, 16/4, St Just: Pied Crow in gardens near the recreation park last night. (P Walsh)

Late news 16/4 Hannafore: a pair of Wheatear, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 male Grey Wagtail, pair of Stonechats (I Juliane)

Late news 16/4 Looe: 1st Robin fledgling in private garden also Orange Tip & Brimstone butterflies in private garden (I Juliane)

St Just: Pied Crow perched on a telegraph pole at the back of Princess Street at 13:30. (N Wheatley)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler still around the sewage works. (Oriole Birding)

Polgigga:  Green-winged Teal at Skewjack, this afternoon. (M Wallace)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs again, 1 Whimbrel, 6 Redshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Wilkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis again. (L Proctor, P Matthews)

Rame Head: 1 Pied Flycatcher and 1 Black Redstart.

Nanjizal: First Whitethroat in. (K Wilson)

Marazion: 6 Whimbrel on the beach. (S Rogers)

Par Beach Pool: 3 Garganey, 2 male and 1 female showing really well. (G Treadwell)

Garganey – Gary Treadwell

Garganey – Gary Treadwell

Garganey – Gary Treadwell

Garganey – Gary Treadwell

Newquay: Black Redstart at Towan Head. (P Matthews) Fistral: 3 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe) Trenance Gardens: 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Land’s End: 1 White Wagtail in donkey field below Swingates and 1 Yellow Wagtail over. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Old Lizard Head: 2 Whimbrel, 4 Wheatear. (D Collins)

Killiow Golf Club: 2 Mistle Thrush (B. Toms)

Upper Fowey Valley: 1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler. (R Treeby)

Chiverton Cross: 1 Swallow 300m East of Chiverton cross roundabout, around 08:00, flying along the hedgerow. (A Jones)

Camel Trail Wadebridge to Tregunna: 11 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 44 Shelduck, 17 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 5 Buzzard, 33 Oystercatcher, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 8 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 8 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Curlew, 18 Whimbrel, 130 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 possible “Baltic race” Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 3 House Martin, 3 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 1 Wheatear, 1 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 6 Rook, 25 Carrion Crow, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Linnet, 1 Orange Tip, 5 Brimstone, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Holly Blue(M Scawen et al)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (possible Baltic race), Mike Scawen

Lesser Black-backed Gull (possible Baltic race), Mike Scawen

Caerthillian/Kynance: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank through, 50+ Sand Martin north, 1 White Wagtail. (M Pass )

Port Isaac, Treharrock Manor: 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Rock: 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Perranuthnoe, Boat Cove: 16 Whimbrel. (S. Rogers)

Temple: 2 Cuckoo calling. (RB Girling)

Men Scryfa: 2 Merlin 1f then later 1m both heading North toward Watchcroft, 5 Swallow, 1 Wheatear, large Linnet flocks, 2 Skylark singing aloft (J Evans)

Par Beach: 2 Ringed Plover. (B Tregunna)

Ringed Plover, B Tregunna

Ringed Plover, B Tregunna

Penpol Creek:1 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Luxulyan Valley: 2 Nuthatch, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dipper, (R Hampshire)

St Ives: Osprey over this morning, chased by about 100 Herring Gull. (V Stratton)

Newquay: 1 Barn Owl at Trevithick Manor Farm. (S Grose) Also 1 Tawny Owl heard in oak trees behind Hendra holiday park. (S Grose) 

Hannafore: pair of Stonechat (female collecting nesting material), 1 Kestrel hovering, 16 Oystercatcher appeared to be chasing 2 Whimbrel (I Juliane)

Looe: Orange Tip & Brimstone butterflies in private garden (I Juliane)

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Wednesday 21st November 2018

Late news, 17/11, Tintagel: 1 Swift sp above the cliffs. (L Hall)

Nanjizal: Serin and Dusky Warbler early morning. Also drake Green-winged Teal. (K Wilson)

St Minver: 3 Cattle Egret at Tredower Farm. (S Grose)

Rock: 5 Cattle Egret at Porthilly Farm. (S Grose)

Caerthillian: Richard’s Pipit again by the pump station in the field with a digger.

Marazion: 2 Velvet Scoter with c30 Common Scoter from Station House car park this morning. (P St Pierre, L Proctor, DK Parker) Also Pacific Diver west of St Michael’s Mount but drifting out plus 1 Great Northern Diver offshore this afternoon. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) 1 Red-breasted Merganser flew West. (R Veal)

Penzance: 4 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver and 2 Razorbill off Jubilee Pool this morning. (DK Parker) 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Eider and 2 Great Northern Diver off Chyandour Cliffs this afternoon. (P St Pierre) 3 Eider, 12+ Purple Sandpiper and c220 Pied Wagtail to roost. (R Veal)

Newlyn: 3 Eider off Sandy Cove. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Land’s End: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (car park sallows and Trinity Loop), 8+ Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, Merlin, 2 Snipe, Mistle Thrush, 3 Reed Bunting and hybrid Hooded x Carrion Crow. 1 Great Northern Diver flew south. (DK Parker, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Helston/Loe Pool: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff near Lower Nansloe Farm. (S Bury)

Sennen: Black Redstart on the moor by the lookout. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Indian Queens: Black Redstart in St Dennis Cemetery at dawn.

Newquay, Towan Head:  Male Common Scoter off lifeboat slipway. Grey Plover with Turnstones and Oystercatchers on Little Fistral. (M Lammas)

Gannel Estuary: 14 Dunlin still off the carpark. (M Lammas)

Sancreed: 300 Canada Geese inc some hybrids, 11 Greylag, 1 Merlin, 4 Sparrowhawk, 21 Snipe, 5 Lapwing, 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Fieldfare, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 12 Greylag, 297 Canada Geese (including the small, small-billed individual with the high voice), 5 hybrid geese, 2 Gadwall, 38 Mallard, 2 Pintail, 2 Tufted Duck, 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Coot and 3 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Sennen Cove: Great Northern Diver again close in at 11:00. (J Miller)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 9 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Grey Plover, 10 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Grebe, 24 Teal on Copperhouse Creek. (J Baker) Also 1 Spoonbill. (B Toms, M Curtis) Ryan’s Field: Reed Bunting, Kingfisher and Stoat. (M Rouncefield)

Stoat – Marlene Rouncefield

St Gothian Sands: 3 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 2 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 1 Med Gull, 1 Common Gull. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Nancegollan: 2 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Fieldfare. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Shelduck, 2 Goldeneye, 4 Shoveler, 1 f Pintail, 1 Tufted Duck, 35 Teal, 15 Wigeon, 19 Mallard, 15 Canada Goose, 55 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Raven, 1 Stonechat, 1 Kingfisher from the Stuart Hutchings Hide. (D Chaney)

Gweek: Red Kite over heading south. (per M Silk)

Helford River, viewed from Grebe Rock: 2 Great Northern Diver (calling), 1 female Common Scoter. (J St Ledger)

Common Scoter – John St Ledger

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 8 Mute Swan, 2 Whooper Swan, 34 Shelduck, 9 Mallard, 31 Wigeon, 1 Goosander, 9 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 65 Oystercatcher, 24 Ringed Plover, 13 Grey Plover, 200 Golden Plover, 120 Lapwing, 1 Knot, 200 Dunlin, 60 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 45 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew, 5 Snipe, 250 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 70 Herring Gull, 18 Great black-Backed Gull, 16 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 21 Redwing, 16 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Blue Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 7 Rook, 60 Carrion Crow, 7 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 15 Linnet, 1 Bullfinch. (M Scawen et al) Treraven to Polbrock: 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 16 Red-legged Partridge, 5 Curlew, 5 Little Egret, 1 fem Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 49 Teal, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 5 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Dipper, 12 Siskin, 5 Coal Tit, 2 Blackcap, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Woodcock, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Tawny Owl, 29 Goldcrest. (S Grose)

River Lynher, Wacker: 22 Avocet, 5 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Spoonbill. (M Beer)

Goonhilly Downs: 1 male Hen Harrier. (M Nattrass)

Rinsey: 300+ Golden Plover in field. (A Witheywood)

Bodmin: 1 Blackcap. (R Preston-Mafham)

St Just to St Mawes: 54 Cirl Bunting inc 10 singing males. 1 Brambling in Chaffinch flock at St Just. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Cirl Bunting – Roger Butts

Crackington Haven: Brambling in private garden. (J&B Teague)

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Wednesday 25th April 2018

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Purple Heron still present early morning in the pine trees at back of marsh. (P Walsh) Drake Garganey still in Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

Land’s End: Drake Green-winged Teal on Trinity Pool. (I Webster)

Green-winged Teal – Ian Webster

Probus: Hoopoe in a private garden. (Observers name withheld)

Porthgwarra: 4 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 6 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff and 2 Willow Warbler at the bottom of the valley. (DK Parker)

Bude Marshes: 2+ Grasshopper Warbler, 4+ Cetti’s Warbler plus Chiffchaff, Willow, Sedge and Reed Warblers. Also female Sparrowhawk. (N Bastin)

Torpoint, St John’s Lake: Gannet, 1w Common Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 25 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew (T Elm)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Curlew Sandpiper in partial summer plumage (1st seen yesterday) with 2 Dunlin, also 1 1st winter Common Gull and 5 Whimbrel. (Observers name withheld)

Truro: 1m and 1f Siskin feeding on nyger seeds, in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Mullion Cove: 1 Swallow. (P Allely)

Camel trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 8 Mute Swan, 21 Shelduck, 8 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 4 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 27 Oystercatcher, 12 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Curlew, 28 Whimbrel, 125 Herring Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 2 House Martin, 3 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 3 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 6 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Magpie, 11 Jackdaw, 9 Rook, 35 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 2 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch,  3 Small White, 4 Orange Tip, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Peacock, 1 Holly Blue. (M Scawen et al.)

St Merryn: 100s of Swallow and House Martin feeding low over water of the Alps coarse fishery. (R Hughes)

St Clement: 4 House Martin, 1 Swallow, 5 Whimbrel. (M Jones)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 20 Swallow. (P Fraser)

Towan Head: 3 Arctic Tern, 3 Whimbrel. (S Rowe)

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Friday 16th March 2018

Late news, 15/3, Mousehole: 1 adult drake Eider roosted on St Clement’s Isle. (R Butts)

Late news, 15/3, Newlyn Harbour: 1 1st winter Iceland Gull and 3 Great Northern Diver with a smaller diver sp further out. (S Green)

Late news, 15/3, St Ives: 2 Red-throated Diver and 3 Sandwich Tern from the harbour. (S Green)

Late news, 15/3, Tolcarne Beach, Penzance: 1 1st winter Mediterranean Gull. Morrab Gardens: 1 Chiffchaff and 2 Blackcap singing. (S Green)

Late news, 15/03, Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 2 Woodcock, 2 male Meadow Pipit displaying. (V Stratton)

Late news, 15/03, Foage Valley, Zennor: 2 Woodcock. (V Stratton)

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 1 male Ring Ouzel, 2 male Wheatear, 4 male Meadow Pipit displaying, 8 Raven, 4 Common Buzzard. (V Stratton)

Godolphin Cross: male Brambling on feeder in garden. (C Richards)

Porthilly Point: 27 Wigeon, 7 Shelduck, 2 Greenshank, 3 Curlew, 5 Redshank, 53 Oystercatcher, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 Skylark, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Gerrans Bay: Pacific Diver and 6 Black-throated Diver.

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter and 1 Long-tailed Duck at 16:30. (K & A Williams)

Wilcove: Drake Green-winged Teal still at Cangapool, also 1 Whimbrel.

Egloshayle: 2 Blackcap 1m 1f, 6 Hawfinch still in the old cemetery at 08:00. (D Thomas,  A Langdon)

Hawfinch – DaveThomas

Chapel Amble: 16 Cattle Egret, 8 Little Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Buzzard, 4 Shoveler, 1 Water Rail calling. (D Thomas,  A Langdon)

Cattle Egrets with Little Egret – DaveThomas

Green Sandpiper – DaveThomas

Buzzard – DaveThomas

Wadebridge: Water Pipit and Green Sandpiper at Treraven Meadows. (R Treeby)

Tamar Estuary: Sandwich Tern at St John’s Lake. (DI Julian)

Little Kelynack: 1w Iceland Gull. (C Moore)

Duckpool and Coombe Valley: 1 female Wheatear, c40 Jackdaw, 1 Fulmar, 1 Kestrel. (H Kendall & B Bryne)

Maer Lake: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Ruff, c12 Snipe, 15 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 1 Peregrine over, large mixed gull flock with one Lesser Black-backed Gull smaller than normal and with a greyish/brown head, 12 Wood Pigeon, 1+ Greenfinch, 1 female Stonechat. (H Kendall, R Doble, D Paull)

St Enodoc Golf Club: 3 singing Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Looe Estuary: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Buzzard, 17 Canada Goose, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Cormorant, 3 Curlew, 35 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Greenshank, 10 Grey Heron, c 420 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull,  3 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 25 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 4 Mute Swan, 10 Oystercatcher, 8 Redshank, 1 Shag, 5 Shelduck, 1 Wigeon. (WeBS, D Spooner)

Penzance: 1 drake Eider observed 07:45 to 8:10, 2 Shag 15:00 pm, nr Jubilee Pool. (J Evans) Also 2 female-type Black Redstart reported on the sea defences off Chyandour.

Lostwithiel: 8+ Siskin regularly in private garden over the last week. (E Mayhew)

Hayle: 2 Knot, 2 Firecrest, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 redhead Goosander, 2 Lapwing this evening. (R Veal)

St Ives: 1 Green Woodpecker calling. (R Veal)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 fem Mandarin, 4 Coot, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 2 Jay, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Crackington Haven: 1 female Blackcap, 1 female Black Redstart and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in private garden. (J & B Teague)

St Ives: 1 Red-throated Diver off the harbour, 6+ Sandwich Tern. (S Green)

Drift Reservoir: Pink-footed Goose still present with small flock of Canada Geese. (JH & K Dalziel)

Porthgwarra: Fulmars already on ledges, 1m Blackcap on peanut feeder covered in pollen from Camelia, 1 Peacock Butterfly. (JH & K Dalziel)

Trelissick: 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Greenshank. (D Wright)

Feock Church: 8 Brambling (5 m, 3 f), 1 Peacock butterfly. (D Wright) 1 f Hawfinch, 3 Brambling, m f Blackcap, 4 Greenfinch, 2m 1f Bullfinch. (K Hambly-Staite)

male and female Brambling – Dougy Wright

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