Sunday 30th April 2017

Late news, 28/4, Goss Moor: 1 Little Bunting still present. (T Carson)

Late news, 29/4, Trevose Head: 3 Cormorant, 22 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (summer plumage), 54 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 White Wagtail, 1 male Ring Ouzel, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Common Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 8 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff. (B Bosistow)

Late news, 29/4, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 1 Fulvous Whistling Duck, 1 juvenile Spoonbill, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 3 Redshank, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Common Swift, 1 Kingfisher. (B Bosistow)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Whimbrel. Main Estuary: 1 Avocet, 2 Greenshank (summer plumage), 3 Dunlin (summer plumage). (R Butts, P St Pierre)

St Gothian Sands: 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, c40 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 6 Swallow, pair of Shelduck, 2 female Wheatear, 3 singing Whitethroat, 2 singing Skylark, 1 female Reed Bunting. (R Butts) 2 Common Sandpiper. (P St Pierre)

Marazion: 1 Little Tern first seen at 08:23, 84+ Whimbrel, 56+ Turnstone, 18 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 9 Sanderling, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (K Richards, M Halliday, B Dallas) c60 Whimbrel, 5-6 White Wagtail, 1 Swift, 1 drake Garganey, 1 drake Wigeon, 1 pair Teal, 1 pair Gadwall. (R Butts) 14 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plover. (S Grose) 1 Redshank and 25+ Whimbrel on the beach, 2 Swift, 2 Gadwall, 1 Little Grebe, 1m Tufted Duck on the marsh. (R Veal)

Little Tern – Mark Halliday

Newlyn Harbour: 1 male Eider with 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Seal. (S Grose)

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: 3 Whimbrel, 3 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Mousehole: 418 Auk sp, 7 Common Scoter and 27 Manx Shearwater west 08:00-08:30. (P St Pierre) Balearic Shearwater and Pomarine Skua also reported this morning.

Porthgwarra: Balearic Shearwater and Pomarine Skua past Gwennap Head this morning. Wood Warbler in car park in copse by toilet block.

Land’s End: 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Garden Warbler, small movement of Swallow, 6 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin. (K Richards, M Halliday, B Dallas)

Turtle Dove – Mark Halliday

Kenidjack: Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Wheatear, Bullfinch, Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Swift. (P St Pierre)

Rame Head: 1 Serin flew over calling at 15:10, 25 Chiffchaff, 18 Blackcap, 2 Great Northern Diver. (AC Robinson)

Gannel Estuary: 11 Whimbrel. (S Rowe)

Malpas, Truro: regular pair of Siskin bringing 2 chicks to garden feeder. (A Hill)

Downderry: 43 Whimbrel and one Bar-tailed Godwit on the beach before 08:00. Offshore movement included 2 Common Gull, 1 Kittiwake and 17 Common Scoter. (A Payne)

East Looe: 2 m Bullfinch on feeders in private garden. (S Street)

Killigerran, near Portscatho: 23 Common Scoter, 3 Shelduck, 1924 Auk sp, 1 Puffin, 266 Gannet, 29 Manx Shearwater, 24 Fulmar, 2 Cormorant, 21 Shag, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 19 Whimbrel, 2 Dunlin, 1 pale phase adult Arctic Skua, 17 Kittiwake, 1 1st summer Common Gull, 19 Sandwich Tern. (B Bosistow)

Pendower Beach: 6 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 15 Whimbrel. (B Bosistow)

Ruan Lanihorne: 3 pairs Canada Goose with 3, 4 and 5 goslings, 1 Reed Warbler. (B Bosistow)

Camel Estuary: 19 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Plover (1 in summer plumage), 2 Knot (summer plumage), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 58 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling. (B Bosistow)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Barn Owl, 10 Swift. (B Bosistow)

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Thursday 27th April 2017

Late news, 26/4, Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Garganey, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Greylag Goose ( good chance it’s a genuine migrant ), 1 Sinensis type Cormorant, 17 Shelduck, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Mistle Thrush, 60 Swallow, 20 House Martin, 100 Sand Martin. (B Bosistow)

Nanquidno: Flock of 56 Whimbrel, 1 Swift. (C&C Moore)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Gadwall, 1 Wheatear, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Linnet , 1 House Martin, Swallow, 7 Whimbrel flew over, Reed and Sedge Warbler, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Canada Goose. (R & J Teague) Also drake Garganey still present.

Praa Sands: 1 Kentish Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin and 9 Whimbrel on the beach, plus 5 Shelduck flew west early morning. (M Southam et al.)

     

Kentish Plover – all photos Dave Parker

Constantine: 2 Cattle Egret flew north at 08:00 (J Chapman)

Falmouth: 1 Swift. (J Chapman)

Buttermilk Hill: 1 Ring Ouzel.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Little Ringed Plover at high tide, 1 sum plum Cattle Egret 16:30, 1w Spoonbill, 12 Whimbrel, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 1 Redshank on Ryan’s Field. 1 Knot, 8 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Shag on Carnsew Pool. 1 Fulvous Whistling Duck, 1 drk Wigeon, 3 Teal on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal)

Cattle Egret, Reuben Veal

Goss Moor: 2 Little Bunting still present at Toads Hole at 08:40, also 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Stonechat, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Buzzard. (P Ash)

Little Bunting, Paul Ash

Stonechat, Paul Ash

Grasshopper Warbler, Paul Ash

Chacewater: 1 Sparrowhawk above the garden centre. (S Grose)

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Monday 24th April 2017

Late news, 23/4, Porthgwarra and St levan: 3 Ring Ouzel, 54 Wheatear. (M Wallace)

Land’s End: 1m Western Subalpine Warbler opposite Swingates. From the car park, take the footpath on the left and continue past the willows until Roger Andrews’s bench. From here view the hawthorn below.

Nanjizal: 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler. (C Moore)

Bartinney: 1 Cuckoo. (C Moore)

 

Cuckoo, Colin Moore

Marazion Marsh: 1m Garganey. (A McKechnie)

Garganey, Alex McKechnie

Sedge Warbler, Alex Mckechnie

Hayle Estuary: 1 Avocet, 1 Spoonbill. (S Turner, J Hicks) 

Avocet, Jack Hicks

Avocet, Steven Turner

Gannel Estuary: 1 (2nd cal yr) Iceland Gull. (S Rowe)

Rosewall Hill: 2 Ring Ouzel.

Goss Moor: 2 Little Bunting still present. (M Jones)

Treverva: 1 Cuckoo calling this afternoon to the west of Treverva. (D Chaney)

Lanner Green area: 2m. Blackcap, Whitethroat, 2 Linnet, 2 Common Lizard, Crow mobbing Raven. (R Hampshire)

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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)

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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.

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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

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.

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