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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Monday 26th March 2018

Late news, 25/3, Porth Reservoir: 5 pair Great Crested Grebes (2 pairs displaying with vegetation), 4 pairs Moorhen (1 pair mating), 3 Grey Heron, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 1 Tawny Owl calling, 4 Buzzard, 2 Chiffchaff calling, 1 Song Thrush and 4 Blackbird. (D Thomas)

Late news, 25/3, Penwithick: 8 House Sparrow, 3 Blue Tit, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Robin. (K Bowers)

House Sparrow – Kevin Bowers

House Sparrow – Kevin Bowers

Late news, 25/3, Drift Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Sand Martin (S. Rogers)

Late news, 25/3, Perranuthnoe: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 8 Turnstone. (S. Rogers)

Turnstone – Steve Rogers

Buttermilk Hill: 1 male Ring Ouzel, 9 Ravens  and 2 Meadow Pipits displaying. (V Stratton)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1st winter Ring-billed Gull with Herring Gulls feeding in fields opposite Gannel filling station. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 1w Iceland Gull and 1 redhead Goosander on Lelant Saltings. (P Roseveare, MJ Spicer) Also 1 ad Iceland Gull. (M Ahmad)

Egloshayle: 4 Hawfinch still at the old cemetery at 08:15. More photos at Images Naturally. (A Langdon)

Hawfinch- Adrian Langdon

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter and Long-tailed Duck still at 09:50. (T Farr)

Tresillian: 2 Spoonbill on the river opposite Tresemple Pool. (M Jones)

Rock, Porthilly Point: 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 11 Shelduck, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Skylark, 11 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Swallow on Longrock Pool plus drake Tufted Duck still. (DK Parker) Also 2 Cetti’s Warblers on boardwalk past the railway line. (J Dennis)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Shelduck, 12 Canada Geese, 2f Goldeneye, 9 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Willow Tit, 1 Tawny Owl calling, 1 Marsh Tit. (R Mudge)

Upper Tamar Lake: 3 Cormorant, 4 Willow Tit, 1 Buzzard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Lesser Black-Backed Gull. (R Mudge)

Whitecross, Newquay: 100+ Golden Plover, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Wren, 1 Bullfinch, 5 Chaffinch, 1 pair Dunnock, 3 Buzzard and 1 pair Magpie building nest. (D Thomas)

Par Pond: 2 Teal. ( C Hooper)

Teal – C Hooper

Teal – C Hooper

Truro: 1m 1f Siskin in my garden. (D Jenkins)

Truro: Female Blackcap in front garden. (M Costa)

Restronguet Creek: 1 Sandwich Tern, 21 Red-breasted Merganser, 9 Shelduck, 4 Redshank, 5 Nuthatch (calling). (J St Ledger)

Red-breasted Merganser – John St Ledger

Newlyn: 1 Grey Heron on the river bank opposite the cinema. (J Scott)

Pendower: 2 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 6+ Black-throated Diver, 4+ Great Northern Diver & a Great Crested Grebe. (T Farr)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Whimbrel with 8 Curlew this afternoon. (T Farr)

Caerhays Castle: partial melanistic Great Black Backed Gull at Caerhays Castle late morning and possibly the bird at Hayle on 22/3. (T Farr)

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Sunday 25th March 2018

Late news, 24/3, Sennen Cove: 2nd cal Glaucous Gull. (K Wilson)

Bugle: 1 Hawfinch. (D Hill)

Hawfinch – David Hill

Egloshayle: 4 Hawfinch still in the old cemetery. (C Hooper – photo)

Hawfinch – John Chapple

Pendower/Carne Beaches, Roseland: 12+ Black-throated Diver, 2+ Great Northern Diver and probable (distant) Pacific Diver. Also fem Common Scoter, 2 Slavonian Grebe + 1 Red-necked Grebe (and 2+ distant Grebe sp), Sandwich Terns fishing the bay and a singing Chiffchaff. (M Silk)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 female Goosander, 2 Knot, 5 Sandwich Tern, 6 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 17 Grey Plover, 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Redshank. (D Eva)

Marazion: 1f Black Redstart, 1m Wheatear on beach. 1 Sand Martin, 3 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall on marsh. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Wilkins)

Sennen: 3 Red-throated Diver, 11 Sandwich Tern. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Wilkins)

Bartinney: 1 imm male Merlin. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Wilkins)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Sand Martin, 1 Water Rail, 1 Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 11 Snipe. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Shelduck, 3 Coot, 1 adult Iceland Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl at 20:05. (S Grose)

River Lynher: 2 Snow Goose. (T Clark)

Falmouth: 2 Common Scoter (male) feeding off Swanpool Beach. (J St Ledger)

Gulval: 1 Dipper. (A McKechnie)

Dipper – Alex McKechnie

Windmill Farm CBWPS Walk: 1 Grey Heron, 1 Reed Bunting (male), 4 Buzzard, 4 Skylark, 5 Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 3 Adder, 5 Slow Worm, 2 Common Lizard, 1 Palmate Newt, 1 Stoat. (D Wright)

Predannack Headland: 3 Wheatear. (D Wright)

Truro: 1m 1f Siskin in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Trenance boating lake, Newquay: 1 singing Chiffchaff. (B Heath)

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Friday 23rd March 2018

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup still and 6 Goldeneye at midday. (A Payne)

St Merryn: 2 Hawfinch coming to feeders in neighbour’s garden. (R Hughes)

Gwennap Valley: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Canada Goose, Buzzard, 3 Roe Deer. (R Hampshire)

St Gothian Sands NR: 8 Teal, 19 Tufted Duck, 2 ad and 1 juv Mute Swan, 33 Black-headed Gull, 7 Med Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Coot, 12 Canada Geooe, 6 Snipe, 2 Skylark, 4 Shelduck, 2 male and 1 female Wheatear, 1 male Merlin, 2 Buzzard, 5 Linnet, Blackbird, 2 Little Grebe, 6+ Moorhen, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Stonechat and 1 Chiffchaff. (PJ Freestone)

St Ives, Trenwith Lane: 2 Canada Geese. My wife’s cousin Edward Stevens who lives on Trenwith Lane has just rung us to say that at 6.30am today he saw 2 Canada geese walking up his driveway. They came right up to the front door, went across to his neighbour’s house then walked back down the drive and up towards the vets, did not attempt to eat anything. Looking for the vets house all the time perhaps! (D Jenkins)

Little Trethewey: 2nd cal Iceland/Kumlien’s Gull. (K Wilson)

Coverack: 1 Glaucous Gull and 1 Iceland Gull on the harbour wall and 6 Sandwich Tern in the bay. (P Bedford) 1 Glaucous Gull (1w/juv), 1 Iceland Gull (1w/juv), 3 Sandwich Tern and 1 Mediterranean Gull. (P Tongue)

Mediterranean Gull – Peter Tongue

Crinnis Beach, St Austell: 1 Black Redstart. (T Cornelius)

Maer Lake, Bude: 6 Ruff, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Mute Swan. 2 Shelduck, 27 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 7+ Snipe, 1 Curlew, 1 Song Thrush, 10 Wood Pigeon, 5 Greenfinch. (H Kendall)

Lelant Downs: 5 Nuthatch, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 1 Firecrest (J Evans)

Godolphin Cross: Brambling, summer plumage male, 16:00. (C Richards)

Budock Water: 1m Green Woodpecker in the churchyard. (S Court)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe. (S Grose)

Porthleven: male Blackcap in private garden. (E Beech)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 5 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger)

Thursday 22nd March 2018

Late news, 21/3, Sennen Cove: 10 Sandwich Tern. (M Bishop)

Late news, 21/3, Wadebridge: 2+ Red-legged Partridge. (C Selway)

Late news, 21/3, Treraven Meadows: 3cy Iceland Gull, 2 Green Sandpiper and 1 Water Pipit. (C Selway)

Late News, 21/3, Marazion Marsh: 1 Snipe feeding in grass just yards from look-out wall, 11.30. (S Douglas)

St Buryan: 2cy Glaucous Gull and 2cy Iceland Gull. (K Wilson)

Little Trethewey: 2cy Iceland Gull. (K Wilson)

Coverack: 1 Glaucous Gull, 2 Iceland Gulls and 1 adult Yellow legged Gull on rocks off seafront at 12:15. (P Tongue)

Drift Reservoir: 4 Great Crested Grebes and 1 Black-necked Grebe. (R Butts) Also 1w Iceland Gull again. (C Moore)

Egloshayle: 7 possibly 8 Hawfinch feeding on sycamore buds in the old cemetery also 1 Chiffchaff. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Penzance: Near ad Yellow-legged Gull at Wherrytown. (M Ahmad)

Yellow-legged Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Newlyn: Juv Glaucous Gull in the harbour. (M Ahmad)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Knot, 12+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Grey Plover, 18 Dunlin, 2 Little Egret, 19 Shelduck, 50+ Wigeon, 12 Oystercatchers, 25+ Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Canada Geese, 130+ Black-headed Gulls, ad and 2x 1w Med Gulls, 1 Common Gull, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher on Lelant saltings. (PJ Freestone and M.Halliday) 42 Redshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Black-headed Gull on Ryan’s Pool. (DK Parker) 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 17 Redshank, 49 Herring Gulls, 6 Snipe, 6 Shelduck, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 4 Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 Little Egret, 18 Black-headed Gulls, 6 Teal, 16 Wigeon, 2 Oystercatchers, 1 Curlew, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Pied wagtail, 2 Ravens over Copperhouse Creek. Sparrowhawk flew over Copperhouse. (PJ Freestone) Great Black-backed Gull this afternoon, showing a significant degree of melanistic plumage. (T McGowan) This gull is presumed to be the same as one seen on Scilly last Spring.http://scillyspider.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/?m=1 (M Ahmad)

Melanistic GBB Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Melanistic GBB Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Bartinney Downs: c220 Golden Plover, 8 Meadow Pipits, Raven and 2 Buzzards. (PJ Freestone)

Meadow Pipit – Paul Freestone

Marazion: Sparrowhawk flew north over A30 near Newtown roundabout. (PJ Freestone)

Connor Downs: Sparrowhawk flew south over village. (PJ Freestone)

Tregonetha Downs: 5 Raven, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle thrush, 4 Snipe, 42 Golden Plover in nearby fields, 1 Short-eared Owl over towards Castle an Dinas. (S Grose)

Respryn Bridge: 1 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail (m and f). (B. Toms)

Kennack Sands: 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Black-throated Diver, one in Summer plumage. (G Adams)

Bude: 2 Wheatear, 3 Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat 1m 1f, 3 Linnet, 1 Song Thrush at Compass Point. (R Mudge)

Truro: 1m 1f Siskin in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

St Keyne: 1 Siskin. (A Adams)

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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