Monday 11th March 2019

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis still at 07:30. (P Walsh)

Mousehole: Ad Kumlien’s Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull and 2w argentatus Herring Gull on St Clement’s Isle this evening. (M Elliott)

Chapel Amble: 6 Cattle Egret at 13:00 also Vagrant Emperor briefly. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 17 Cattle Egret, 6 Sand Martin, Swallow and Lesser Redpoll. (D Julian)

St Clement: 14 Cattle Egret, 1 male Siskin on feeders at The Old Vicarage. (M Jones)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Golitha Falls: 3 Treecreeper, 11 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 9 Coal Tit, 1 Jay, 7 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 3 Robin, 2 Wren & 7 Chaffinch. (P Ash)

Treecreeper – Paul Ash

Treecreeper – Paul Ash

Nuthatch – Paul Ash

Nuthatch – Paul Ash

Porthgwarra: 1 f/1w Black Redstart at Porth Loe. C50 Golden Plover over moor. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sennen Cove: 2w Yellow-legged Gull briefly at 12:30. (M Elliott)

Devoran Quay: 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Gull, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 45 Dunlin. (J St Ledger)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbill again.

Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swan on Dinham Flats, also Spotted Redshank, 6 Golden Plover, 4 Knot and 3 Greenshank. (D Julian)

Drift Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe. (I Webster)

Black-necked Grebe, Ian Webster

Hannafore: 15 Rock Pipit (3+ littoralis), 2 Eider, 1+ Slav Grebe and a Great Northern Diver. (D Clegg)

Housel Bay: 1 Corn Bunting. (D Collins)

Lizard Pt: 3 Great Skua, 32 Manx Shearwater, 2 Puffins in about an hour and a half, 1 Iceland Gull. (D Collins)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 2 Little Grebe. (D Collins)

Penzance Harbour /Battery Rocks: 5 Eider, 78 Turnstone (2 with metal ring on right leg), 14 Purple Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Carrick Roads: 6 Gannets circling and diving for food. (S Peake)


Sunday 10th March 2019

Lower Tamar Lake: 1f Ring-necked Duck, 3 Willow Tit one pair at the hide and a single at the car park, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant.

Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull, 2, ad + 2w, Yellow-legged Gull at the roost. (M Elliot)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Cattle Egret ( B Bosisto P Roseveare)

St Ives seawatch: 1 1w Little Gull and 1 Great Skua. (R Augarde) Plus 8 Manx Shearwater, 7 Great Skua, 1 Black Redstart. ( B Bosisto P Roseveare) St Ives Harbour: 1 female Black Redstart flying over the beach. (K Money)

Pendeen seawatch: 1 1w Little Gull, 1 Great Skua and 4 Manx Shearwater. (P Clement)

Nanquidno, Ashmoor: 1 Jack Snipe. (C Moore)

Penwithick: 8 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Blue Tit, 5 Chaffinch, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Pied Wagtail, 9 House Sparrow, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Long-Tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Dunnock. (K. Bowers)

Reed Bunting, Kevin Bowers

Greenfinch, Kevin Bowers

Pied Wagtail, Kevin Bowers

Goldfinch, Kevin Bowers

Long-tailed Tit, Kevin Bowers

Magpie, Kevin Bowers

Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 adult Spoonbill, 6 Sanderling. (B Bosisto P Roseveare) Also ad and 2w Yellow-legged Gull. (R Veal)

Newlyn Harbour: 2 immature drake Eider (B Bosisto P Roseveare) 4 Eider again. (R Butts)


Saturday 9th March 2019

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2w Caspian Gull again and adult Yellow-legged Gull. (M Ahmad, S Rowe) Also 2 Spoonbill still. (I Webster)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint still present. 20 Water Pipit on flood opposite car park. (D Julian)

Drift Reservoir (Members only): 2 ​Cattle Egret ​feeding with cattle, from 08:00 onwards (S Douglas) Also 2 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe. (D Flumm) Also adult Kumlien’s Gull early afternoon. (I Webster) Plus 79 Canada Geese, 4 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 3 (2m 1f) Mallard, 2 Buzzard, 2 Wren, 3 Dunnock, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Robin, 4 Carrion Crow. (M Webb)

Black-necked Grebe, Martin Webb

Black-necked Grebe, Martin Webb

Cattle Egret, Martin Webb

Great Crested Grebe, Martin Webb

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 3 Ruff, 16 Cattle Egret, 2 Spoonbill, 10 Sand Martin and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (B Bosisto)

Lizard: Yellow-browed Warbler. (I Maclean).

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit still. (S Rowe)

Trevone: Northern Wheatear on coast path between Trevone and Harlyn. (M Stephenson)

Bude Marshes: A pair of Greylag Geese with 3 Canada Geese this morning at 11:30 flying in from the west also 2 Little Egret, 5 Teal, 2 Grey Heron & 6 Redwing. (N Bastin)

Greylag Geese – Nigel Bastin

Looe/Hannafore: male and female Eider. (K Blick)

Charlestown: 1 m Blackcap (D Hastilow)

Idless Woods: 2 Lesser Redpoll, 1 male Brambling, 30 Siskin, 20 Chaffinch, 20 Goldfinch, 2 pairs Long-tailed Tit lining nests with feathers (D Eva)

Dobwalls: Two Raven calling and tumbling over the garden (C&J Duffy)

Trewey Hill: Hen Harrier (f). (C Madden)

Camel Estuary off Dinham Point: 4 adult Whooper Swan in front of bird hide.  (D Julian)

Saltash, Forder: 1 Spotted Redshank, c.15 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 17 Teal. (P Kemp)

River Lynher, Jupiter Point: c180 Teal and c80 Wigeon. (P Kemp)

Lamorna: 1 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  1 Water Pipit. (M McKee) Also 30+ Canada Geese, 7+ Grey Heron, 20+ Mallard, 4 Wigeon, 3 Little Egret, 1 Shoveler, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Cormorant and 5 Rabbit. (K Money)

Gluvian: 34 Yellowhammer ( B Bosisto )

Penwithick : 3 Blue Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 6 Woodpigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldfinch, 11 House Sparrow, 1 Robin, 8 Chaffinch, 2 Great Tit, 3 Coal Tit, 4 Dunnock, 1 Greenfinch, 3 Mallard (overhead), 2 Long-Tailed Tit, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Blackcap. (K. Bowers)

Marsh Tit, Kevin Bowers

Blackcap, Kevin Bowers

Greenfinch, Kevin Bowers

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kevin Bowers

Blue Tit, Kevin Bowers

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kevin Bowers

St Ives: 4 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Skua. (S Rowe) Also Humpback Whale off the Island at 1400

Heligan:  8 Chaffinch, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 40+ House Sparrow.  ( C Hooper).

House Sparrow, C Hooper

Chaffinch, C Hooper

Great Spotted Woodpecker, C Hooper

Buzzard, C Hooper

Lizard Point (08:00-10:30): 1 2W Iceland Gull, 3 Purple Sandpiper, 3 Puffin, 3 Red-throated Diver, c300 Manx Shearwater and 3 Great Skua. (I Maclean, D Collins et al)

Housel Bay waterings: 1 Corn Bunting. (D Collins, I Maclean)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Little Grebe. (D Collins)

Mawgan: 1 Brambling in garden (P. Bedford)


Friday 8th March 2019

Gerrans Bay: 1 Pacific Diver (distant), 7 Black-throated Diver, 11 Great Northern Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Sandwich Tern, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 30+ Turnstone, 2 Black Redstart, a pair of Kestrel, 50+ Linnet, 1 Sparrowhawk. Viewed from footpath between Porthcurnick and Pednvadan. (G S Gay, J St Ledger & S Williams)

Slavonian Grebe – John St Ledger

Great Northern Diver – John St Ledger

Long-tailed Duck – John St Ledger

Black Redstart – John St Ledger

Sandwich Tern – John St Ledger

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis at 18.05 again. (J Bennett)

Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull roosting again this evening. (M Elliot)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Gadwall. (D Flumm)

Rock: 1 m Blackcap, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in private garden, 12 Cattle Egret in field with cattle at Porthilly Farm. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 50+ Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 23 Curlew, 60+Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff, 2 Little grebe, 5 Lesser black backed gull,  4 Tufted duck, 13 Wigeon, 12 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 2 Shelduck, 6 Shoveler, 6 Sand Martin, 8 Goldfinch, 4 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Dunnock, 2 Wren, 4 Chaffinch and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Thomas)

Goldfinch – David Thomas

Little Grebe with newt – David Thomas

Cattle Egret – David Thomas

Cattle Egret – David Thomas

Whooper Swan – David Thomas

Mute and Whooper Swan – David Thomas

Little Egret – David Thomas

Burniere Hide, River Camel: 35 Little Egret, 20+Redshank, 12 Greenshank, 80+Dunlin, 30+Curlew, 3 Snipe, 12 Oystercatcher, 32 Shelduck, 12 Mute Swan, 4 Whooper Swan. (D Thomas)

Nanquidno: juv Iceland Gull flew into part ploughed field opposite Land’s End Airfield at 10:10. (L Proctor)

Porthgwarra: 49 Puffin, 200 Manx Shearwater & 1 Great Northern Diver west between 09:30 & 11:00. (B Mellow)

Pendennis Point 10.00-10.30: 4 Black-throated Diver, c33 Manx Shearwater, 400 auk sp., 12 Kittiwake, 1 Mediteranean Gull, 3 Common Gull, 3 Black-headed Gull (T Phelps)

Lizard Point: juv Iceland Gull this morning.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbill at Copperhouse at 12:15.

Camel Trail, Treraven Meadows /Polbrock: 1 Green Sandpiper, 11 Red-legged Partridge, 16 Shelduck, 4 Mute Swan, 66 Canada Geese, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 37 Teal, 33 Wigeon, 3 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 13 Song Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Water Rail, 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 9 Snipe. (S Grose)

White Cross, Newquay: 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 4 Magpie, 1 Jay, 2 Wren, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Coal Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, 22 Chaffinch, 15 Linnet, 12 Yellowhammer. (D Thomas)

Truro, Idless: Lesser Redpoll continues to visit feeders daily since Sunday.  Female Brambling visiting regularly over past 6 weeks. (J Kennett)Saltash, Kingsmill Lake: 2 Knot, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 20+ Redshank, 30+ Curlew, 1 Avocet, c.50 Teal, 15 Wigeon, and 25 Shelduck. (P Kemp)

Porthgwarra, seawatch 0930-1100: 49 Puffin, 1 Great Northern Diver and 200 Manx Shearwater. (B Mellow)

St Austell, Pinetum Gardens: 22 Canada Geese, 1 Moorhen, 1m&1f Tufted Duck.  (C Hooper).

Helston: Presumed escaped Ferruginous Duck again on the boating lake. (D Cains)

Ferruginous Duck – David Cains

Charlestown: 1 m Blackcap. ( D Hastilow)

Dobwalls: Female Blackcap in the garden (C&J Duffy)


Thursday 7th March 2019

Late news, 6/3, Dozmary Pool: Female Scaup again. (P St Pierre)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler and Firecrest again. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis again this evening. (S Rogers) Earlier 1 pr Shoveler, 7 Teal, 4 Mute Swan, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler heard and 1 Common Lizard. (T Mills)

Mousehole: Adult Kumlien’s Gull on St Clements Isle roost. (M Elliott)

Looe, Hannafore: Siberian Chiffchaff still present (P. Sharp)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Cattle Egret, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 107 Canada Geese, 1w Yellow-legged Gull. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno: juv Iceland Gull in ploughed field by Land’s End Airfield. (C Moore) Still following the plough at 14:25. (J Bennett)

Clodgy Point: 1 Wheatear and 1 Grear Northern Diver offshore. (D Flumm)

Land’s End: 1 Wheatear. (K Wilson)

Falmouth: Black-throated Diver off Pendennis Point.

Coverack: Humpback Whale again at c13:45. (per J Foster)

St Ives: Humpback Whale off The Island. Also 3 Great Skua in the bay this morning.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbill, reported from both Carnsew Basin (S Douglas) and Ryan’s Field (D Chadwick) Also 1 Greenshank. (S Douglas)

Cape Cornwall: 12 Chough & 2 Raven at 11:30. (J Bennett)

Cot Valley: 4 Chough at 12:40. (J Bennett)

Penzance: 1 male Black Redstart at Jubilee Pool, also 6 Purple Sandpiper & 20 Sanderling at 13:50. (J Bennett)

Camel Trail Wadebridge to Tregunna: 3 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Redshank, 8 Oystercatcher, 4 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 11 Mute Swan, 2 Shelduck, 8 Blue Tit, 2 Robin, 5 Dunnock, 3 Blackbird. (M Webb)

Curlew, Martin Webb

Little Egret, Martin Webb

Oystercatcher, Martin Webb

Redshank, Martin Webb

Truro: Black Redstart in a private garden. (M Costa)

Truro: Raven calling on Moresk Viaduct over River Allen. (K & J Mortimore)

Charlestown: 1 m Blackcap. (D Hastilow)

Saltash, Forder Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 25 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 12  Black-tailed Godwit, Little Egret, Bullfinch, m/f, Song Thrush, Redwing, Linnet, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel. (k.baum)


Tuesday 5th March 2019

Chapel Amble: 1 Temminck’s Stint still, also 2 Water Pipit. (B Mellow)

Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull. (M Elliot)

St Minver: 32 Cattle Egret in fields at Trevanger Farm pm. (S Grose)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 70 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Camel Estuary: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Spotted Redshank and 4 Whooper Swan. (B Mellow)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 4 Sand Martin, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 pr Pintail, 3 Ruff and 3 Hare. (B Mellow)

Padstow: 120 Black-headed Gull, 1 1w Mediterranean Gull, 22 Common Gull, 1 1w Little Gull. ( B Bosisto )

Trellisick woodland walk: 1 x Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron. (N de Freitas)

Mevagissey Harbour: 5 Ruddy Turnstone, 1 Great Black-backed Gull. (N de Freitas)

Skewjack: 1 m Hen Harrier over at 1045hrs. (M Wallace)

Hayle Estuary, Copperhouse Creek: 1 Spoonbill still, plus 1 Unarmed Stick Insect. (M Ahmad)

Unarmed Stick Insect, Mashuq Ahmad

Penzance, private garden: Mixed Bath-time. (NR Phillips)

Bathtime, Roy Phillips



Monday 4th March 2019

Walmsley Sanctuary: We have an educational access group visiting the tower hide on Friday 8th March from 10:00 till 12:30. All hides will still be open but it may not quite be the peace and quiet you expect!

Late News, 28/02,St Columb Major: a probable Yellow-browed Warbler in private garden at Trekenning end of St Columb Major between Penmellyn Vets and roundabout. Supercilium easy to see, wing bars visible, indistinct crown stripe. Hovered frequently but no bright yellow rump, excluding Pallas’s Warbler.
2 Goldcrest nearby. (P Spong)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, plus c90 Redshank, c60 Dunlin, 20 Black Tailed Godwit, 40 Curlew this afternoon on rising tide. (A Nicholson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB:  1 ad Ring-billed Gull 1 2w Caspian Gull. (M Ahmad) Plus 8 Ringed Plover in the river and 4 Grey Plover in Carnsew Pool, also with a colour-ringed Curlew, (one yellow LW ring and one red ring). Also 1 Spoonbill, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Turnstone, 2 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger & D Cains) Ryan’s Field: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Redshank, 2 Shelduck, 18 Teal, 40+ Wigeon. (M Webb, N de Freitas)

Ring-billed Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Curlew, John St Ledger

Curlew, David Cains

Spoonbill, Jen Witheywood

Shelduck, Jen Witheywood

Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull. (P Clement) Also 3 (2ad+3CY) Yellow-legged Gull, 2CY Mediterranean Gull and a drake Eider. (T Phelps) Mousehole: 8 Turnstone, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Rock Pipit. (M Webb)

Turnstone, Martin Webb

Turnstone, Martin Webb

Par Beach Pool: 2 presumably hybrid Ring-necked × Tufted Duck (drake has hint of a crest and female’s head pattern incorrect for pure-bred RND). (J Rance, D Hastilow)

Male Hybrid Ring-necked/Tufted Duck, DavidHastilow

Female Hybrid Ring-necked/Tufted Duck, DavidHastilow

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 65 Canada Geese, 20 Redwing. (D Flumm)

St Clement: 5 Cattle Egret. (M Jones)

Wadebridge, Camel Estuary: 16 Cattle Egret opposite Sewage Treatment Works. (S Grose)

Truro, Idless: 1 probable Lesser Redpoll (m) arrived on feeders yesterday morning and returned today. (J Kennett)

Porth Ledden: 1 juv Iceland Gull again. (N Wheatley)

Marazion Beach: 7 Common Scoter, 45+ Sanderling. (J St Ledger)

Porth Reservoir: 1 m Goosander, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Wigeon, 14 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Raven, 1 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Porthpean: 11 Great Northern Diver, 14 Black-throated Diver, 2 drake Common Scoter. ( B Bosisto)

Newquay: c5000+ Starling above the zoo, 1 Peregrine Falcon hunting them. (S Grose)

Penzance: ad m Black Redstart adjacent Jubilee Pool also 2 Turnstone, 9 Cormorant, 1 Shag. (M Webb) ; Also f-type Black Redstart at Victoria Square. (R Farnes)

Black Redstart, Martin Webb

Black Redstart, Martin Webb

St Ives: 9 Great Skua in the bay.

Looe: 3 Slavonian Grebe off West Looe and 10+ Great Northern Diver. Hannafore:  2 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 6 Rock Pipit, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 8-10 Great Northern Diver, the pair of Eider and on Looe Island beach at 12:30 the 1w Glaucous Gull (M Beer, C Buckland).

Porthgwarra: 3 Black-throated Diver offshore.

Lizard Point: 6 Manx Shearwater past.

Lostwithiel, private garden: Female Blackcap on suet feeders, presumed the bird that has regularly visited over the winter. (E Mayhew)

Pendeen Lighthouse (13.45 – 16. 15): 15 Manx Shearwater, 3 Great Skua all going W; 1 Minke Whale fairly close offshore. (P Clement)