Sunday 14th May 2017

Late news, 13/5, Bude Marshes WeBS count: 17 adult Mallard and 21 juveniles, 8 Moorhen and 8 juveniles, 9 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Blackbird, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 adult Canada Goose and 6 juveniles, 2 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 4 Jackdaw, 7+ Rook, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 3 Wren, 2 Robin, 1 male Reed Bunting, 1 Great Tit, 1 Cuckoo (very unusual here), 1 Mute Swan, 8 Wood Pigeon. (H Kendall, R Mudge)

Late news, Stithians Reservoir: 1 Otter has been showing well some evenings recently from southern cut-off hide. (S Williams)

Late news, 13/5, Drift Reservoir: 40 Swift. (D Flumm)

Coombe, Red River valley: ringtail Montagu’s Harrier east 10:40. (D Flumm)

Sennen Cove: female Kentish Plover but flew towards Land’s End. (K Wilson)

Little Trethewey: Bee-eater high over. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: juv Iceland Gull reported.

Penzance, Promenade and Harbour WeBS count: 38 Purple Sandpiper, 43 Turnstone, 20 Sanderling (some in summer plumage), 6 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mute Swan and 1 Rock Pipit. (T Mills)

Sanderling, Tony Mills


Marazion Marsh RSPB:
5 Mute Swan plus 8 cygnets on main marsh, 1 Greylag, 3 Canada Goose plus 2 goslings, 1 drake Gadwall, 5 Mallard plus 6 ducklings, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Stonechat, 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker, WeBS)

Probus: 1 ad Purple Heron again in private garden and 1 Red Kite low over three times. (R Veal, BR Field)

Purple Heron – Reuben Veal

Tregoss: White Stork flew from ploughed field towards Bodmin at 16:30 but couldn’t be relocated. (P Roseveare, B Bosistow)

Penlee Point: seawatch 06:00-09:00: 43 Manx Shearwater west, 70 Guillemot west, 60 Gannet, 6 Cormorant, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Fulmar east, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 30 Herring Gull. (C Buckland)

Carnanton Woods: 1 Sparrowhawk at Spitfire Corner. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 2 Cuckoo, 1 male Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 17 Canada Goose, 7 Cormorant,1 Grey Heron,9 Mallard, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Black-headed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 51 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Buzzard, 34 Carrion Crow, 16 Jackdaw, 3 Magpie, 3 Cuckoo, 5 Stock Dove, 6 Blackbird, 1 Stonechat, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 7 Linnet, 3 House Sparrow, 2 Skylark, 2 Dunnock, 2 Wren, 5 Robin, 12 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff, 11 Willow Warbler, 15 Swallow, 2 Green-veined White and 1 Wall Brown. (DA Conway)

Windmill Farm: Cuckoo, lots more Whitethroats arrived this week. Also Four Spotted Chaser. (D Wright)

Whitethroat and Four-spotted Chaser – Dougy Wright

Nare Point: Lesser Whitethroat, Wheatear, 5 Swift. (D Wright)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Cuckoo calling, 20+ Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (D Chaney)

Men-an-tol: 1 Cuckoo, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 10 Swift, 5 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin. (R Hollis)

Porthleven: pair Stonechat with 3-4 fledged young. (C Richards)

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Saturday 26th April 2014

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Snow Bunting by Jason Clifford, which frequented a St Merryn garden for three days mid month.

Late news 25/4 Foage Valley, Zennor: 9 Blackcaps  7 Whitethroat, 12+ Chiffchaff, 10+ Willow Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 14 Wheatear, 6 Swallow and 5 Buzzard. (V Stratton)

Late news 25/4 Zennor Hill: 3 Cuckoo,12 Wheatear, 4 Buzzard and 5 Swallow. (V Stratton)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 3 Whimbrel, c20 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow and 2 Whitethroat. (MJ Spicer)

Penzance: 20+ Whimbrel. (S Maycock – photo)

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Long Rock: 243 Whimbrel on the beach in 2 flocks of 116 & 127 at 09:00. (J Hawkey)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag plus 7 goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 3 Mallard, 2 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 6 Moorhen, 1 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, c40 Swallow, c20 Sand Martin, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler. (DK Parker) Also 3 Otter on Longrock Pool. (J Chapple, B Field & DK Parker)

Falmouth: 500+ Gannet /hour, 80+ Fulmar, 30+Manx Shearwater, 7 Sandwich Tern, 9 Arctic Tern,1f Eider, 3Common Scoter, 3 Bonxie, 100+ Auk spp, 30 Whimbrel, 30+ Kittiwake and 4 diver spp past Pendennis Point. 4 Greenshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Mute Swan and 1 Black-throated Diver off Gorrangorras.(D Chaney)

Newlyn: 2 Bonxie, 3 Arctic Tern and 76+ Manx Shearwater past plus 3 Great Northern Diver. (L Proctor)

East Looe: 65 Whimbrel. (D Spooner)

Buttermilk Hill: 1+ Ring Ouzel.

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Friday 25th April 2014

Late news 24/4 The Lizard: 1 Great Spotted Cuckoo photographed along the track to Kynance Cove. (P&J Nelmes)

St Erth: 1 Cuckoo. (GH Spicer)

The Lizard: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and c8 Whitethroat. (MJ Spicer)

Chynhalls Point, Coverack: Seawatch 08:00 – 09:00 1 Great Skua, 7 Puffin, 64 Manx Shearwater, 12 Fulmar, 11 Whimbrel, 25 Kittiwake, c40 Gannet and c120 auks,  all heading SW except the Whimbrel, which were moving NE. (D Wood)

Croft Pascoe: 1 f Montagu’s Harrier still, plus 1 Cuckoo, 1 m Kestrel, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Stonechat. (L Proctor, P&H Taylor, M Bishop, J St Ledger – photos)

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Montagu’s Harrier video by J Chapple.

The fate of a Montagu’s Harrier that didn’t make it beyond Malta, see at c4.55 minutes. Note the missing flight feathers in the Croft Pascoe bird, it too may have had a close encounter on its migration north.

Windmill Farm: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Peregrine and 1 Grey Heron. (D wright)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 13 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag plus 7 goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 3 Mallard plus 5 ducklings, 1 Fulmar over, 2 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 8 Moorhen, 11 Swallow, 13 Sand Martin, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler and 1 Reed Bunting. (DK Parker) Also 3 Otter on Longrock Pool. (A James)

Scillonian 111 Penzance – Wolf Lighthouse: 1 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Fulmar, 15 Manx Shearwater, 15 Gannet, 4 Shag, c70 Whimbrel, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 44 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 1 Puffin and 1 Swallow. (DK Parker, DS Flumm & A Norris)

Scillonian 111 Wolf Lighthouse – Penzance: 1 Common Scoter (same as am.), 2 Great Northern Diver, 16 Fulmar, 53 Manx Shearwater, 71 Gannet, c70 Whimbrel (same as am.), 9 Kittiwake, 10 Sandwich Tern, 42 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill3 Puffin and 1 Swallow. (DK Parker, DS Flumm & A Norris)

Penzance: 1 Purple Sandpiper at Jubilee Pool. (DK Parker, DS Flumm & A Norris)

Ruan Minor: 1 Glossy Ibis over this morning.

Land’s End: 1 Whitethroat. (R Farnes – photo)

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Church Cove: 1 Little Auk reported. 

Sennen: 1 Tree Pipit. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Just: 1 Cuckoo. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) 

MJS