Saturday 20th April 2019

Late photo, 19/4, Church Town NR: 1 Hoopoe. (C Buckland)

Hoopoe, Chris Buckland

Late news, 19/4 RSPB Scillonian III trip, outbound; Penzance-Wolf Rock: 3 Eider, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 3 Black-headed Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 22 Manx Shearwater, 135 Gannet, 80 Guillemot, 8 Razorbill, 4 Fulmar, 1 Swallow and 4 Common Dolphin and 1 Grey SealWolf Rock-Scilly: 1500 Manx Shearwater, 400 Gannet, 2 Kittiwake, 1 Swallow and 1 Common Dolphin. Inbound, Scilly-Wolf Rock: 58 Manx Shearwater, 116 Gannet, 12 Guillemot and 2 Fulmar. Wolf Rock-Penzance: 530 Manx Shearwater, 1 Puffin, 48 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 1 Sandwich Tern and 4 Eider. (M Ahmad)

Lands End: 1 Serin over towards Sennen, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 8 Whitethroat, 4 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, 2 Chough, numerous Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. (P Roseveare, M Ahmad)

Coverack: Pallas’ Warbler today 7.15-8.00 singing. (T Stuart)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Both Osprey and Marsh Harrier still present early morning, but both flew north or north east by about 08.30. (S Rogers, D Parker, L Proctor) Glossy Ibis again (D Chadwick), and seen to fly out to sea this evening. (R Menari)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Little Ringed Plover and 2 Common Sandpiper. (R Augarde)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Cuckoo. (R Augarde)

Helston Boating Lake: possible Yellow-legged Gull. (S Grose)

Cubert Common: 1 Cuckoo. (S Rowe)

Lizard: Iceland Gull at 9.45-10.00, also Lesser Whitethroat and singing Firecrest in Church Cove. (T Stuart)  Also 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat at Tregullas Farm pond. (S Grose)

Bude Marshes: 8 Canada Geese, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Wood Pigeon, 7 Reed Bunting, 7 Blackbird, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Moorhen, 6 Blue Tit, 8 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 22 Mallard – plus 4 juveniles, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Wren, 4 Dunnock, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker continually drumming for at least twenty minutes, 5 Carrion Crow, 7 Rook, 4 Great Tit.
1 Orange Tip, 1 Red Admiral. (H Kendall, R Mudge)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 12 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (D Eva)

Windmill Farm: 1 Cuckoo, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 7 Sedge Warbler. (D Wright)

St Newlyn East Downs: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Reskadinnick: 1 Grasshopper Warbler (I. Bennallick)

Mevagissey: 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver 5pm , plus 1 diver sp. off the harbour. (S Roper)

Tywardreath: Goldfinch and Greenfinch paying regular visits to supply of nesting material in private garden, 1 Bank Vole, 1 Wood Mouse. (R. Barlow)

Newquay: 50+ Turnstone, 32 Purple Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin on rocks behind the Headland Hotel this evening, also 4 Manx Shearwater and 5 Swallow past. (D Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary, this evening: 31 Curlew (colour ringed individual), 2 Whimbrel, 71 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin (injured), 1 Spoonbill, 1 Garganey in flight, 1 Tufted Duck, 57 Teal and 1 Reed Warbler. (P Roseveare)

Millbrook: 2 Whimbrel this afternoon. (C Buckland)

Tregirls Beach: 2 Common Tern. (D Julian)

Rame: 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 N Wheatear, 10 Whitethroat, 3 Yellowhammer, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Collared Dove. (C Buckland)

Kenidjack: 1 m Pied Flycatcher.

Downderry: a Whinchat feeding on farmland mid afternoon just north of the village. (A Payne)

Chapel Amble: 3 Reed Warbler, 1 White Wagtail. (B Bosisto L Payne )

Roseannon Downs: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (B Bosisto L Payne )

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Friday 19th April 2019

Late news, 18/4, Penryn: Hoopoe in a private garden.

Late news, 18/4, Pendeen: Hoopoe on carn above the church. (per P Fraser)

St Just: Pied Crow around the square and church. (J Ryan)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler now in full song. (S Rogers)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Glossy Ibis still at 17.20. (S Rogers) Also 7 Mute Swan, 5 drake Mallard (plus a female with 11 ducklings and a drake Gadwall in close attendance), 6 Teal, 1 Long-tailed Tit nestbuilding and 6 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker, S & P Rogers)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Glossy Ibis, later seen circling over Hayle Estuary and then flying off towards St Erth. (R Veal)

Saltash, Church Town Farm nature reserve:Hoopoe, feeding in point field. (K Baum) and still in fields at 18:15( M Beer, et al)

Torpoint: Pied Flycatcher in trees by Coombe End Surgery, Kingsand.

St Gothian: Yellow Wagtail in the cut-off and drake Garganey. (M Spicer)

Polgigga: Red Kite over. (B Mellow)

Skewjack: 2 Red Kite at 14:00. (M Wallace)

Camel Trail Treraven Meadows to Polbrock: 11 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 9 Song Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 13 Shelduck, 2 Mute Swan. (S Grose)

Toads Hole, Goss Moor: 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 17 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Buzzard . 1 Goldcrest, 3 Swallow & 2 Reed Bunting. (P Ash)

Reed Bunting – Paul Ash

Grasshopper Warbler – Paul Ash

Grasshopper Warbler – Paul Ash

Goss Moor: 4 Grasshopper Warbler heard and 2 Garden Warbler back on site. (P Roseveare)

Loe Pool: 11 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 6 Reed Warbler, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, I Common Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler. (G Adams)

Loe Bar: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Guillemot. (G Adams)

Tamar Lakes: 4 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 4 Wren, 6 Chaffinch, 1 Song Thrush 2 Great Tit, 3 Blackbird, 5 Blue Tit, 3 Wood Pigeon, 3 Cormorant, small groups of Teal and Mallard, 3 Coot and 5 Moorhen, also 2 Orange Tip, 3 Brimstone butterflies. (H Kendall)

Porthgwarra – St Levan: 2 Tree Pipit, 10 Willow Warbler, 11 Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler, Siskin, 2 Sedge Warbler & Silver-Y moth. (M Wallace)

Rosewall Hill, St Ives: 1m Cuckoo. (J Hawkey)

Rame: 2 House Martin, 1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler & 5 singing Whitethroat. (P Aley) Also 22 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 2 Wheatear, 3 Yellowhammer, 3 Collard Dove, 1 Garden Warbler. (C Buckland)

Lizard area: 2nd w Iceland Gull, 6 White Wagtail, 13 Whitethroat, 12 Sedge Warbler, 4 Whimbrel.  ( M Pass )

Bodmin Moor: 6+ Wheatear 2m Redstart, 1 Yellowhammer, 1  Jay near entrance to Trewalla. (R Bishop) De Lank Waterworks: 4 (2 pr) Wheatear. (J St Ledger, C Benton) Temple: 2 (m&f) Cuckoo. (J St Ledger, C Benton)

Cuckoo, John St Ledger

Chapel Amble: 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Reed Warbler. (J St Ledger, C Benton)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 3 (1m) Garganey, 15 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 30 Teal, 20 Mallard, 1m Tufted Duck, 14 Canada Goose, 71 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Stock Dove. (J St Ledger, C Benton)

Garganey, John St Ledger

Boscastle, Valency Valley: 6 male, 1 female Blackcap, 2 Coal Tit, many Chiffchaff calling, 2 Grey Wagtail + 2 Dipper in the river, 1 Sparrowhawk overhead, 1 Holly Blue and many Orange Tip and overwintered Peacock butterflies (M Brooks + J Piper)

Penwithick: 1 Robin, 2 Blue Tit, 9 House Sparrow, 1 (m) Bullfinch, 2 Dunnock, 6 Chaffinch. (K. Bowers)

Bullfinch, Kevin Bowers

Bullfinch, Kevin Bowers

Hayle: 1 Red Kite over Ventonleague at 15.40p.pm moving East. (J&P Rutter)

Bosullow: Cuckoo calling this morning.

Windmill Farm: 4 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap (heard only), 1 Whitethrot, 3 Wren, 1 Sedge Warbler (heard only), 3 Skylark, 10 Mallard (8 m 3 f) and 8 ducklings, 1 Little Egret, 1 Carrion Crow and family of Common Shrew. (F Trewin)

Week St Mary: 1 m Ring Ouzel. (Mr&Mrs Parkin, M Worden)

Lady Downs: Cuckoo calling. (C Madden)

Falmouth: 3 Sandwich Tern fishing off quay this evening. (P Fletcher)

Mousehole: 1 2cy Iceland Gull, 4 Great Northern Diver, also 1 Basking Shark off the Mount. (M Elliot)

Upper Fowey Valley Road: 1 (poss. more) Willow Tit, 12 (at least) Willow Warbler in 500 yard stretch, 2 Nuthatch, Brimstone, Orange Tips, Small Whites. (A Blonden)

Newquay: 1 Sparrowhawk circling Trenance Valley. (S Grose)

St Austell: 1 Red Kite over road between here and A30. (S Beere)

Porth Joke: 5 Wheatear, 9 Whitethroat, 8 Sedge Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler. (S Rowe)

Marazion Beach: 17 Turnstone; 8 Sanderling & 4 Eider offshore. (J Hawkey)

Sheviock pond: 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Red Kite over very high up. (C Buckland)

Falmouth, Swanpool Lake: 2 Reed Warbler. Swanvale: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker female. (S Court)

Nanjizal: first Sedge Warbler and Whitethroat of the year, 45 Warblers mainly Blackcap but also Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler. (R Phillips)

Bastreet to Industry: 2 Fieldfare, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Redstart. (B Craven)

Downderry: early evening 18 Great Northern Diver offshore and 4 Sandwich Tern west. (A Payne)

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Thursday 18th April 2019

Late news, 16/4, St Ives: 2 Blackcaps (male and female) in Trewyn Gardens. (K Money)

Late news, 17/4, St Erth Railway station: Green Woodpecker heard “Yaffling” nearby from 06:50 – 07:00. (D King)

Late news, 17/4, Porth Reservoir:  3 Tawny Owl heard, 2 Raven heard. (S Grose)

Skewjack: Drake Green-winged Teal still in a private area. (M Wallace)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler still around the sewage works. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Kenidjack: Ortolan Bunting flew over north and calling, at the top end of the valley, female Ring Ouzel at the bottom end and 2cy Iceland Gull on the beach. (Oriole Birding)

Marazion Marsh: Glossy Ibis, fem Wheatear, 6 Sand Martin. (S. Rogers) Also 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Sedge Warbler, 11 Cetti’s Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler and 15 Sand Martin. (P Fraser) This evening: Osprey lingering over the bay and Marsh at 19.30 plus fem/imm Marsh Harrier over Long Rock. 14 Sandwich Tern, 16 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (S and P Rogers, M Elliott, L Procter, J Hawkey)

Osprey, Steve Rogers

Crowlas: 1 Osprey seen distantly coming from Marazion, appeared to drop into trees. (R Veal)

Seaton: 1 Osprey flew east at 1455 just north of the village. Later, after 1900,  8 Sandwich Tern, 5 Whimbrel and 1 Common Gull noted at Downderry. (A Payne)

Marazion beach: 3 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 40 Turnstone, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Rogers)

St. Just: Pied Crow still present at 1300 on field in front of primary school and around main car park. (D Eva) Also 2 House Martin. (B Toms)

Navax Point: 1 Tree Pipit (D Eva)

Porthilly Point: 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 77 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover, 7 Turnstone, 1 Grey Heron, 20+ Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Holywell Beach: 2 Wheatear. (P Matthews)

Trevose Head: 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap,  2 Wheatear, 15 Swallow, 10 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 2 Siskin,1 Redpoll,  1 Reed Bunting, 2 Corn Bunting. ( B Bosisto)

Towan Head: 1 Merlin, 6 Purple Sandpiper, 20 Turnstone, 1 ‘leucistic’ Starling. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler,  4 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcap, 1 White Wagtail, 3 Wheatear, 2 House Martin, 18 Sand Martin, 35 Swallow. (S Rowe)

Windmill Farm: 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Whitethroat singing, 3 Skylark singing aloft, 2 Blackcap singing, 1 Sedge Warbler singing from brambles on car park perimeter. (J Evans)

Lizard Point: 1 Swallow. (M Hooper)

Porthgwarra: 1 Common Swift over café at 10:10 then flew east along coast. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

St Columb Major: 2 Mediterranean Gull following the plough in fields at Winnards Perch roundabout. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Whimbrel, 1 sum plum Dunlin, 49 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Reed Warbler. (R Veal)

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Wednesday 17th April 2019

There will be potential for disturbance at Walmsley and Middle Amble reserves today, as contractors will be working on site. Sorry for the inconvenience but it is essential.

Late news, 16/4, St Just: Pied Crow in gardens near the recreation park last night. (P Walsh)

Late news 16/4 Hannafore: a pair of Wheatear, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 male Grey Wagtail, pair of Stonechats (I Juliane)

Late news 16/4 Looe: 1st Robin fledgling in private garden also Orange Tip & Brimstone butterflies in private garden (I Juliane)

St Just: Pied Crow perched on a telegraph pole at the back of Princess Street at 13:30. (N Wheatley)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler still around the sewage works. (Oriole Birding)

Polgigga:  Green-winged Teal at Skewjack, this afternoon. (M Wallace)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs again, 1 Whimbrel, 6 Redshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Wilkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis again. (L Proctor, P Matthews)

Rame Head: 1 Pied Flycatcher and 1 Black Redstart.

Nanjizal: First Whitethroat in. (K Wilson)

Marazion: 6 Whimbrel on the beach. (S Rogers)

Par Beach Pool: 3 Garganey, 2 male and 1 female showing really well. (G Treadwell)

Garganey – Gary Treadwell

Garganey – Gary Treadwell

Garganey – Gary Treadwell

Garganey – Gary Treadwell

Newquay: Black Redstart at Towan Head. (P Matthews) Fistral: 3 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe) Trenance Gardens: 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Land’s End: 1 White Wagtail in donkey field below Swingates and 1 Yellow Wagtail over. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Old Lizard Head: 2 Whimbrel, 4 Wheatear. (D Collins)

Killiow Golf Club: 2 Mistle Thrush (B. Toms)

Upper Fowey Valley: 1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler. (R Treeby)

Chiverton Cross: 1 Swallow 300m East of Chiverton cross roundabout, around 08:00, flying along the hedgerow. (A Jones)

Camel Trail Wadebridge to Tregunna: 11 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 44 Shelduck, 17 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 5 Buzzard, 33 Oystercatcher, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 8 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 8 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Curlew, 18 Whimbrel, 130 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 possible “Baltic race” Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 3 House Martin, 3 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 1 Wheatear, 1 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 6 Rook, 25 Carrion Crow, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Linnet, 1 Orange Tip, 5 Brimstone, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Holly Blue(M Scawen et al)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (possible Baltic race), Mike Scawen

Lesser Black-backed Gull (possible Baltic race), Mike Scawen

Caerthillian/Kynance: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank through, 50+ Sand Martin north, 1 White Wagtail. (M Pass )

Port Isaac, Treharrock Manor: 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Rock: 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Perranuthnoe, Boat Cove: 16 Whimbrel. (S. Rogers)

Temple: 2 Cuckoo calling. (RB Girling)

Men Scryfa: 2 Merlin 1f then later 1m both heading North toward Watchcroft, 5 Swallow, 1 Wheatear, large Linnet flocks, 2 Skylark singing aloft (J Evans)

Par Beach: 2 Ringed Plover. (B Tregunna)

Ringed Plover, B Tregunna

Ringed Plover, B Tregunna

Penpol Creek:1 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Luxulyan Valley: 2 Nuthatch, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dipper, (R Hampshire)

St Ives: Osprey over this morning, chased by about 100 Herring Gull. (V Stratton)

Newquay: 1 Barn Owl at Trevithick Manor Farm. (S Grose) Also 1 Tawny Owl heard in oak trees behind Hendra holiday park. (S Grose) 

Hannafore: pair of Stonechat (female collecting nesting material), 1 Kestrel hovering, 16 Oystercatcher appeared to be chasing 2 Whimbrel (I Juliane)

Looe: Orange Tip & Brimstone butterflies in private garden (I Juliane)

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Friday 12th April 2019

Late news, 5/4, Davidstow Airfield: 60 Golden Plover, 6 Wheatears and 1 Buzzard. (S Windle)

Late news, 11/4, Penzance: Robins fledged, the first brood of birds to succeed in the garden except the hole nesters in over thirty years, all others taken by Magpies. Sparrows, Blue Tits and Great Tits occupying boxes and female Blackcap still present. All in a private garden. (R Phillips)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler in song below the sewage works by the wooden gate at 07:45. (R Bonser)

Nanjizal: Hooded Crow again at Faraway Cottage. Also 1f Black Redstart, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 House Martin, 11 Swallow, 10 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap between here and Land’s End. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis, 1+ Water Pipit, 2 Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler singing, 2 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 1 Snipe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, c40 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow. (S Rogers, P St Pierre, DK Parker)

Marazion: 9 Eider (8 m 1 f), 3 Whimbrel, 8 Ringed Plover, 8 Sanderling. (S Rogers)

Sancreed: 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin, 1 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Land’s End: Pied Crow reported again and also at Nanjizal. (B Dodd)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 male Reed bunting, 4 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, 1 Jay, 12+ Rooks, small groups of Swallows and Sand Martins, 6 Goldfinches. (H Kendall)

Trevose Head: 1 Wheatear (m), 1 Merlin (f) chasing a mixed flock of Swallow/House and Sand Martin, 2 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 1 Gannet, 1 Shag, Linnets, Stonechats, Skylarks. (S Marquis) 41 White Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Swallow this evening. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Polgigga: 10 White Wagtail. (M Wallace)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Spoonbill (2cy), 8 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 60 Teal, 100 Sand Martin. (D Eva)

Crugmeer: 2 Grey Partridge. (D Eva)

Trevose: 1 Short-eared Owl, 10 Wheatear. (D Eva)

Poltesco: 3 Chiffchaff. (F Trewin)

Mullion Cove: Pair Bullfinch, pair Swallows ( J. Allely)

St Merryn: Jackdaws making nests in bell tower. 1 pair Wood Pigeon also in church grounds. (R Hughes)

Rock: 1 Sparrowhawk, 20+ Sand Martin at Porthilly Point. (S Grose)

Croft Pascoe: 3 Crossbill briefly, flew off west. (D Collins)

Wadebridge: m&f Siskin on the Rivendell Estate. (N Greaves)

Godrevy to Hell’s Mouth: 2 Wren, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Skylark, 8 (4pr) Stonechat, 10 Linnet, 20+ Jackdaw, 2 Raven, 7 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 40+ Fulmar, 1 Gannet. (M Webb)

Gannet and Fulmar – Martin Webb

Pendeen: 12 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Willow Warbler. (A Hartley)

Trewidden Gardens: 1 Nuthatch (heard-only). (A Hartley)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Little Gull. (P St Pierre)

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Thursday 11th April 2019

Land’s End: Found, one camera battery, believed for Fuji. Contact Phil Taylor via CBWPS News website

Wadebridge: 31 Cattle Egret in field with cattle opposite Trewornan Manor. (S Grose)

Land’s End: Pied Crow of unknown origin still present at the complex but goes missing for long periods. Also 2 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 3 Swallow. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, P Fraser, D Flumm, B Bosisto) 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 House Martin, 6 Swallow, 20 Sand Martin. (B Bosisto)

Pied Crow – Bob Bosisto

Pied Crow – Dave Parker

Nanjizal: Hooded Crow at Faraway Cottage. (M Wallace)

Hooded Crow – Mark Wallace

Sennen: Hybrid Carrion x Hooded Crow in usual field near Trinity Pool. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Crows-an-Wra: Hybrid Carrion x Hooded Crow on telegraph pole just west of village. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler in song at the sewage works.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Reed Warbler singing, Glossy Ibis, Merlin, 12 Sand Martin. (S Rogers, DK Parker) Glossy Ibis, 2 Shoveler, a few Teal and at least 6 Grey Heron. (A Hartley) 1 Glossy Ibis, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 4 Mallard, 2 m&f Shoveler, 4 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Swallow, 6 Dunnock at 13.40. (M Webb)

Glossy Ibis – Adam Hartley

Shoveler – Martin Webb

Marazion Beach: 2 Great Northern Diver, 4 Eider. (S Rogers) 5 Common Gull on the beach. (A Hartley)

Drift Resevoir (members only): 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Gadwall, 1 Tufted Duck, 34 Sand Martin, 3 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Trewornan: 44+ Cattle Egret in field of friesans NW of Gutt Bridge on B3314. (A Langdon)

Chapel Amble: 2 Little Ringed Plover still opposite the car park, also 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail. (P Ash)

Little Ringed Plover – Paul Ash

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Whimbrel, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 sum plum Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, 1s Common Gull. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 House Martin, 2 Greylag over train station early this morning. (J Evans)

Penzance: Nuthatch nest building, reducing the hole size with mud. (T Mills) Jubilee Pool: 27 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Carrion Crow at 11:25. (M Webb)

Nuthatch – Tony Mills

Buttermilk Hill: 5m and 2f Wheatear. (J Eaton)

Tywardreath: 1 Swallow on overhead wires in Southpark Road. (R. Barlow)

Falmouth: 1 Red Kite, soaring high over Penryn Campus at 16:15 today, drifting slowly west. (S Bearhop)

Restronguet: Large Tortoiseshell at Restronguet Point. (J Chapple)

Kennall Vale: 1 Dipper and 2 Grey Wagtail. (S Williams)

Dipper and Grey Wagtail – Stephen Williams

Pendeen: 3 Swallows, 2 Buzzard. (A Hartley)

Helston Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (S Bury)

North Cliffs to Godrevy: Merlin (f), 2 Skylark, 15 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 4 Stonechat, 4 Raven, 6 Meadow Pipit, Buzzard, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Dunnock, Wren, Shag, Gannet, Cormorant, Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Pheasant, Chaffinch. Also Adder. (P Freestone)

Kynance Cove: 6+ Stonechat, 8+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, 3 Buzzard, pair of Jackdaws nest building, 17+ active Shag nests, 6+ Gannet offshore, 1 Cormorant, male Bullfinch, 2 Swallow (P Freestone)

Hayle, Mexico Towans: 6 House Martin over (P Freestone)

Liskeard: Redstart singing this morning. (D Julian)

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Thursday 4th April 2019

Mousehole: 1 orange-billed tern sp west at 18.45, also 2 Sandwich Tern at 19.10. (M Elliot)

Pendeen Watch: 2 Hawfinch flew in off the sea at 10:45. (B Dodd, D Horton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis flew off at 10:15, but had returned by early afternoon, 6 (3pr) Shoveler, 1 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 4m Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 3 Sand Martin at 12.47. (M Webb). Also Water Pipit. (P Walsh)

Glossy Ibis, Martin Webb

Shoveler, Martin Webb

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler still adjacent to Coverack sewage works; located from coastal path at eastern end of tree cover at 12:20. (K J Chamberlain)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (C Selway)

Polgigga: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff still at duckpond. (J Miller)

Davidstow: 4 Wheatear on the airfield. (C Selway)

Long Rock: Male and female Blackcap in a private garden. (T Newing)

Pendower: 9 Black-throated Diver (in one group), 5 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-breasted Merganser (1 male, 1 female), 11 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger)

Portscatho: 1 Long-tailed Duck still, 1 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger)

Great Northern Diver, John St Ledger

Tresillian River: 1 Redshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit. (M Jones)

Hannafore:  2 Whimbrel, 7 Sandwich Tern and 1 Iceland Gull on the rocks. 6 Common Scoter and c24 Manx Shearwater headed west. (M Beer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Basin: 1 Redwing. (MJ Spicer)

Hayle: 5 Sandwich Tern in St. Ives Bay, 1 Wheatear (m) Mexico Towan. (J Evans)

Tywardreath:  2 Bullfinch (male and female), 1 male Siskin on garden feeders. (R. Barlow)

Mevagissey: 1 Osprey in a tree north of the harbour.

Penzance: 8 Sandwich Tern off the prom headed toward Newlyn. (J Evans)

Padstow: 2 m Wheatear, 2 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Crugmeer: 3 Grey Partridge, 2 Barn Owl, 7 Roe Deer. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 3 Tawny Owl heard this eve, and 1 Osprey reported today by an overnight angler. (S Grose)

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