Saturday 22 April 2017

Late news, 21/4, Duckpool: 2 Whimbrel on the rocks. (M Moxon)

Lizard village/Old lizard Head: 1 Whinchat, 2 Redstart, 9 Wheatear, 6 Whimbrel, 9 Whitethroat, 17 House Martin, 7 Greenfinch and 3 Willow Warbler. (S Grose)

Goss Moor: 1 Little Bunting still present, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Willow Tit (D Eva)

Windmill Farm: 1 Ring Ouzel, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Whitethroat,  4 Blackcap and 4 Sedge Warbler. (D Wright)

Rame Head: 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 8 Wheatear, 10 Willow Warblers, Chiffchaff, 1 m Redstart, 9 Whitethroat. (C Buckland)

Bodmin Moor: 4 Whinchat (inc 2 males singing), 7 Reed Bunting, 2 Common Redstart (1 male, 1 female), 25+ Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Cuckoo and 1 Merlin between De Lank waterworks to Brown Willy. Also 1 Roe Deer. (J St Ledger)

Devoran: 8 Whimbrel, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Curlew, 76 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull at 17:30 low tide. (D Chaney)

Rosewall Hill, St Ives: 5 Ring Ouzel at 06:30 before flying off north east, also 3 Wheatear, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 1 Cuckoo. (B Mellow)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 2 Blackcap, 6 Robin, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Jay, 1 Little Grebe, 10 Mute Swan, 1 Moorhen, 2 Nuthatch and 1 Goldcest . (K.Bowers)

Land’s End: 4 Teal, 2 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Collared Dove, 1 hybrid Crow/ Hooded Crow , 12 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat ( male singing along cycle track), 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 White Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit, 25 Wheatear, 55 Swallow, 7 Sand Martin and 2 House Martin. (B Bosisto)

Porth Joke: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 5 Sedge Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 6 Swallow, 4 House Martin. (S Rowe)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Swift over West at 10:30, 1 drk Garganey, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Greylag Goose, 1m Reed Bunting and 2 (pr) Gadwall. (R Veal, M Bishop)

Marazion Beach: 4 (2 sum plum) Great Northern Diver and 1 Sandwich Tern offshore. 3 White Wagtail, 2 Grey Plover, 8 Sanderling, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Ringed Plover and 40 Dunlin. (R Veal)

Towednack: 1 House Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 10 Wheatear. (R Veal)

Caerthillian Cove: 1 female Red-footed Falcon on wires by the pumping station at 20:20 before flying off low east. (P St Pierre)

Probus: 1 Kingfisher in a private garden and a Red Kite over at 13:00. (BR Field)

Penryn: Red Kite circling over Penryn at 12:30 before heading towards Falmouth. (per D Julian)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Cattle Egret reported again on Ryan’s Field, also 1 Common Sandpiper. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Gothian Sands: Wheatear, Common Sandpiper, Shoveler, Raven (M Bishop)

Tintagel Castle approach: Grasshopper Warbler, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, 8 Manx Shearwater at sea (M Dovestone)

Maenporth: 2 House Martins at Pendra Loweth (M Dovestone)

  • Whinchat


Friday 21st April 2017

Late news, 20/4, Maraziom Marsh: 1 Turtle Dove over marsh heading East at 19:40. (S.Cox)

Land’s End: 1 female Wheatear, Razorbill, Guillemot, Shag, Great Black-backed Gull, 6+ Buzzard, several Swallows, Fulmar, Gannets, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Linnets, Rock Pipit. (M Doveston)

Sennen Cove: 13 Whimbrel. (B Morris)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 27 Common Sandpiper and 1 Dunlin. (P St Pierre)

Penzance: 1 White Stork flew over heading west at 13:10. (M Bishop)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 43 Whimbrel, 4 Common Sandpiper, 14 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 juv Song Thrush on Carnsew Pool. 1w Spoonbill, 1 Greenshank, 1 Sedge Warbler on Ryan’s Field. 23 Wigeon, 6 Teal on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Drake Garganey and Tufted Duck still. Also 5+ Little Egret, 1 Dunlin and 1 Common Sandpiper. (P St Pierre, DK Parker)

Marazion: 45 Whimbrel, 6 Dunlin, 19 Sanderling, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover and 4 Bar-tailed Godwit on the beach, 2 Shelduck. (P St Pierre, DK Parker, R Butts)

Lizard Point: 2 Great-Northern Diver (s.p) , 6 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 1 Woodchat Shrike (on hedgerow and feeding in ploughed field next to Lizard Village 07:10 – 07:20, searched for it later in the morning and no sign) 1 Wheatear, 39 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Tree Pipit. (B Bosistow)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Black Redstart. (D Wright)

Caerthillian Cove: 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler. (B Bosistow, D Wright)

Carthillian to the Lizard Point: 20 Wheatear. (D Wright)

Kynance Cove: 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroat. (B Bosistow, D Wright)

Kynance Cove to Soapy Cove (coastal path): 1(m) Ring Ouzel (above Kynance Cove),  10 Wheatears, 2 Swallows, 1 Willow Warbler, 12 Meadow Pipits, 1 Skylark, 4 Common Buzzards. (JH & K Dalziel)

Ruan Minor: 1 Female Common Redstart next to Bolenowe Animal Sanctuary. (B Bosistow)

Goonhilly Downs: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Siskin. (B Bosistow)

Maen Porth Beach area: 2 Little Egret up the valley heading inland, 1 heading east towards Swanpool, 1 Greenshank,1 Common Sandpiper still present on the muddy creek near the beach, Fulmar around the cliffs to the south/west side of the bay. (M Doveston)

Goss Moor: 1 Little Bunting still present, also 1 Cuckoo. (T Carson)

St Enodoc: 2 Yellowhammer, 12 House Martin at the golf course. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 Wood Sandpiper and drake Garganey still. (M Pass)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1m Lesser Scaup.

Rame: 7 Wheatears,1  Grasshopper Warbler, 2Willow Warblers, 8 Whitethroats,6m Blackcaps, several Chiffchaff,3 Buzzards, 2 Kestrels, 2 Ravens,1 Wood Warbler, Skylarks, 3 Collared Doves, 1Pied Wagtail, 1m Bullfinch. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Bude: 1 Sparrowhawk hunting in gardens. (R Maye) 3 Cattle Egret.

Maer Lake: 3 Cattle Egret.


Thursday 20th April 2017

Late news, 19/4, Marazion: 5 White Wagtail and 3 Sandwich Tern (P St Pierre)

Late news, 19/4, Long Rock: 1st sum Med Gull, Bar-tailed Godwit, 16 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling and 6 Ringed Plover (P St Pierre)

St Minver cricket club: 1 Red Kite flying south. (S Grose)

Polgigga: 1 Swift over. Also 1 Red Kite at 15:20. (M Walllace)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Common Sandpiper below the Dam wall at 12:30. (M Heacock)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 drake Garganey, 9 Teal, 2 Cattle Egret, 3 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Snipe and 1 Wheatear. (P St Pierre, DK Parker)

Porthgwarra: 26 Wheatear, 9 Willow Warbler, 1 White Wagtail, Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Whimbrel. (M Walllace)

Bodmin Moor: 1 m Common Redstart (heard), 1 Cuckoo, 6 Wheatear, 4 Swallow, Willow Warbler, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Mistle Thrush and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker between Bradford and Carbilly Tor. (JH Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Rosewall Hill: 15 Wheatear and 1 Sparrowhawk. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Tregonetha Downs: 3 Yellowhammer, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Cuckoo and 3 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Respryn Bridge, Lanhydrock: 2 Dippers feeding and then resting together about 20 minutes walk upstream from the car park. Also 2 Siskin. (D Hall)

Prussia Cove: 6 Whitethroat. (K Burford)

Marazion: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover, 3 Dunlin and 12 Bottlenose Dolphin (P St Pierre)

Penzance harbour: Male Eider (P St Pierre)

Tresillian: 33 Whimbrel. (MJones)

Sennen Cove: 2 Grey Heron this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Goss Moor: 1 Little Bunting still, see 15/4 for directions.

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Monday 17th April 2017

Late photos, Nigel Bastin, No location given.

Hoopoes, Nigel Bastin, 11/4/17

Squacco, Nigel Bastin, 14/4/17

Newquay, East Pentire: 1 Lapland Bunting, calling. (M Grantham)

Sancreed: Imm Iceland Gull, 4 House Martin (D. Flumm)

Porthilly Point: 7 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Sandpiper, 23 Sand Martin, at least 7 birds going into nest holes. (S Grose)

West Penwith Moors, Trendrine Hill: 1 Cuckoo (male), calling, 1 Kestrel (female). (J St Ledger)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit (in summer plumage), 3 sum plum Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Reed Warbler. Carnsew Basin: 1 Grey Plover. Lelant Saltings: 1 different Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Whimbrel and 7 Ringed Plover. (J St Ledger, R Veal)

Bude: 4 Skylark, 1 Raven + 4 chicks, 3 Meadow Pipit and 12 Swallow. (H Wilkins)

Old Lizard Point: 1 Woodchat again, also 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 7 Wheatear. (I Maclean)

Caerthillean: 1 Hobby, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat. (I Maclean)

Lizard Village: 1 Hooded Crow over. (I Maclean)

Tregonetha Downs: 3 Yellowhammer, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Tawny Owl, also Skylarks, Stonechats and Linnets present. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Tufted Duck and Black-tailed Godwit still present, also 1 male Wheatear, c100 Sand Martin and c5 Swallow. (DK Parker)

Maen Porth Bay: 8+ Sandwich Tern. (M Doveston)

Goss Moor: 2 Little Bunting still. Park near the green shed in Toad’s Hole Lane and walk right to view near the 2 pylons before the Marsh Fritillary sign.

Mousehole: 1 2cy Iceland Gull on St Clement’s Isle this evening.


Sunday 16th April 2017

Gannel Estuary: 2 Brent Geese, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank. (S Grose)

Lizard Point/Old Lizard Head: 1 Woodchat, 5 Wheatear, 4 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 5 Sandwich Tern, 17 Whimbrel, 26 Manx Shearwater, 9 Bottlenose Dolphin. (S Grose)

Padstow, Little Petherick Creek: 1 Cuckoo calling. (M Ellis)

Windmill Farm: 4 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler 1 Whitethroat, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Emperor Moth, 4 Common Lizard. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Dunlin, 3 Redshank. Lelant Saltings: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank. Also 1 Parakeet sp. flew over the estuary before returning to Paradise Park. (R Veal)

Rame area:Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler. (D Allan)

St Ives, Rosewall Hill: 2 m Ring Ouzel.

Predannack: 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (D Wright)

Polbarrow (Cadgwith coast path): 1 Whitethroat. (D Wright)

Goonhilly Downs: 1 Black Kite flew southwest and 1 Osprey over.

St. Keverne, Dean Point: 1 Iceland Gull and 2 Stock Dove. (P Smale)

Iceland Gull, Perry Smale

Iceland Gull, Perry Smale

StockDove, Perry Smale 

Goss Moor: 2 Little Bunting still, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, 1 Cetti’s Warbler (heard) and 1 Grasshopper Warbler (heard). (B Field)

Little Bunting, Brian Field

Little Bunting, Brian Field

Reed Bunting, Brian Field

Goldfinch, Brian Field

  • Little Bunting


Saturday 15th April 2017

Late news, 14/4, Goss Moor: 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Common Snipe. (B Bosisto)

Late news, 14/4, Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 drake Garganey, 90 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Lapwing. (B Bosisto)

Porthbean Beach: 7 Whimbrel, 2 Great Northern Divers, 2 Shelduck, 3 Sandwich Terns, I Sparrowhawk chasing blackbird. (J Driver.)

Great Northern Diver, James Driver

Sandwich Tern, James Driver

Sancreed: 2 Wheatear, 1 Mediterranean Gull (north), 9 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 5 Sand Martin, 4 Blackcap. (D. Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only):   Imm Iceland Gull, 2 Snipe, 3 Gadwall, 6 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 8 Sand Martin, 5 Blackcap. (D. Flumm)

Iceland Gull, Dave Flumm

Bude – Upton – Widemouth area and Bude Marshes: At least 120 Swallow passing north in one hour plus c30 Sand Martin, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 f Meadow Pipit feeding a well-grown juvenile, 5 Cattle Egret on the Marshes. (H Kendall)

Porth Reservoir: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: 1 Whitethroat. (D Wright)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 6 Mallard plus 3 broods of ducklings (12, 7 & 6), 12 Teal, 10 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 20 Moorhen, 1 sum plum Black-tailed Godwit (for 2nd day), 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 5 Reed Bunting, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, Reed and Sedge Warbler. (DK Parker)

Land’s End: 2 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler (1 with nesting material), steady trickle of Swallow moving north (c50ph), 1 Sand Martin and 1 probable hybrid Hooded Crow. (DK Parker)

St Clements: 12 Cattle Egret (at Menadews Farm around cows.) (J St Ledger)

Tresillian River: 58 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Redshank, 11 Shelduck, 1 Common Sandpiper. (J St Ledger)

Porthgwarra: 1 Whitethroat singing above 60ft cover. (R Veal)

Goss Moor: 2 Little Bunting. Take the road through Tregoss and head towards Enniscaven, turn right down the lane for Toad’s Hole. Once past number 3 Toad’s Hole with the green shed walk right along the track. The birds frequent the area around the 2 large pylons before the Marsh Fritillary information board. Limited parking along Toad’s Hole lane. (S Rowe)

Rame area: 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 3 Swallow. (D Allan)

Bosullow: 1 Wheatear, 1 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 juv Iceland Gull. Copperhouse Creek: 1  juv Glaucous Gull. Ryan’s Field: imm Spoonbill.

Rosewall/ buttermilk Hill: 1 Ring Ouzel.

Helston Boating Lake: 1 drake Pintail still present. (R Farnes)

Maer Lake: Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Border)

Maen Porth Holiday Park / Pendra Loweth: singing Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap and calling Tawny Owl. (M Doveston)


Tuesday 14th March 2017

Late news, 12/3, Nanjizal: 2 Little Bunting still present, also 1 Water Pipit.

Late News, 13/3, Marazion: Juv Iceland Gull offshore yesterday afternoon plus 2 Velvet Scoter and 5 Common Scoter. (DK Parker)

Late news, 13/3, Crowlas: 1f Brambling again. (R Veal)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 1w Bonaparte’s Gull still.

Bonaparte's Gull, Marlene Rouncefield

Bonaparte’s Gull, Marlene Rouncefield 13/3/17

Truro, St Clement: 13 Cattle Egret and 14 Little Egret in the roost this evening (T Wilson)

Porthgwarra: 4 Wheatear. (M Wallace)

Crows-an-Wra: f Merlin over A30 at 12:30. (P Taylor)

Sennen: hybrid Hooded x Carrion Crow in field below Trinity Cottages. (P Taylor)

Marazion: 2 Velvet Scoter and 5 Common Scoter still. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag Geese, 2 Shelduck, 8 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 14 Wigeon, 36 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 11 Moorhen, 4 Snipe, 12 Sand Martin, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 5+ Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 2 Bullfinch and 3 Reed Bunting. (DK Parker)

Little Grebe, Ash Paul

Little Grebe, Ash Paul

Stonechat, Ash Paul

Stonechat, Ash Paul

Godolphin Cross: 1 Green Woodpecker yaffling 15.30, Godolphin National Trust estate. (C Richards)

Gannel Estuary: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull. (S Rowe)

Rosemullion Head: 3 Black-throated Diver. Also, 2 pods of Common Dolphin (approx 16 in each pod), including one rescued from rope entanglement by British Divers Marine Life Rescue. (John St Ledger) 

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1m Red-breasted Merganser, 1 1w Spoonbill, 1 Sparrowhawk, 16 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 sp Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 1w Iceland Gull, 1 1w Caspian Gull and 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott, MJ Spicer) Also 10 Common Gull. (R Veal)

Black-tailed Godwit, Ash Paul

Black-tailed Godwit, Ash Paul

Longrock Pool: 2 Swallow and 16 Sand Martin. (MJ Spicer)

Rock helipad field: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Sennen Cove: Little Egret again today.

College Reservoir: 1 Iceland Gull. (T Phelps) 1m Scaup, 2 Wigeon, 4 Great Crested Grebe, Marsh Tit. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 3 (1 ad 2 imm) Mute Swan, 9 Tufted Duck. (D Chaney)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Gerrans Bay: 40+ Black-throated Diver, 16 Great Northern Dive and 2 Slavonian Grebe. (D Hall, S Gay, J Taylor)