Sunday 23rd April 2017

Late News, 22/04, 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)

Goss Moor between St Dennis and Toads Hole: 1 Cuckoo, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Stonechat, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 m Reed Bunting, 2 Raven, 4 Bullfinch, 6 Willow Warbler, 1 Buzzard, 3 Wren, 2 m Blackcap singing, 1 Marsh Tit  6 Blue Tit 1 Long-tailed Tit. (P Ash)

Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler – P Ash

Rosewall Hill:  1m & 1 f Wheatear, Kestrel overhead mobbed by Crow and Sparrowhawk flew over. (D Jenkins)

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Whimbrel, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler (D.Eva )

B3277 by Teagles: 1 Red Kite (B Tregunna)

Lizard: c20 Wheatear, 10 Whitethroat, 1 Wryneck. (B Field) Lizard Point: Single Whimbrel on the rocks, flew out to sea calling (R Bullman).

Lizard Point (seawatch): 2 Avocet, 2 Little Stint, 2 Whimbrel, 7 Puffin. (I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 4 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whinchat. (I Maclean)

Caerthillean: 1 Wryneck, 1 Ring Ouzel. (B Field, I Maclean et al) Female Red-footed Falcon briefly on wires west of Lizard village feeding in the freshly cut field at 06:40. (M Pass)

Wryneck – B Field

Crousa Downs: Purple Heron came in to roost at 20:58. (M Pass)

Goonhilly National Nature Reserve: 1 Cuckoo (heard), 8 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Wheatear (f), 4 Skylark, 6+ Swallow. (K Dalziel)

Brays Cot: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff. (K Dalziel)

Land’s End: 1m Subalpine Warbler (probably Western) 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 blackthorn below. From 11:40 (R Veal, B Melllow, R Augarde)

Subalpine Warbler – R Veal

Land’s End: 1m Subalpine Warbler (probably Western) still showing occasionally until at least 16:30. Also 2 Red Kite flew north at 14..05, 13 Wheatear, 7 Blackcap, 3 Sedge Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 4 Sand Martin, c20 Swallow, 2 Whimbrel. (S Rowe)

Treeve Common: 1 hybrid Hooded/Carrion Crow, 5 Whitethroat, 10 House Martin. (R Veal)

Sennen: 1 1w Iceland Gull flew over the church and then landed in ploughed field. (R Veal)

Marazion: 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver flew East and 2 White Wagtail, 5 (2 sum plum) Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Whimbrel on the beach. Marsh: 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Gadwall. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh: 1m Garganey, 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 White Wagtail. (S Rowe)

Marazion Beach: 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Whimbrel, 2 Grey Plover, 10 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling. (S Turner)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Gadwall, 11 Teal, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, c50 Sand Martin, 5+ Swallow and 1 Wheatear. (DK Parker, P St Pierre)

Marazion: 49 Dunlin, 9 Ringed Plover, 5 Sanderling, 4 Whimbrel, 3 Oystercather and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on the beach this evening. (DK Parker, P St Pierre)

Nanjizal: Red-rumped Swallow. (P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 1w Spoonbill, 2 Greenshank (R Veal) 1 Spoonbill, 1 Greenshank, 1 Swallow, 1 Oystercatcher on nest on island and Canada Goose on nest on another island. (D Jenkins)

Hawkers Cove/Stepper Point: 1 Redstart, 9 Wheatear, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Blackcap, 20 House Martin, 1 Puffin, 4 Sandwich Tern. Stepper point/gunver head: 4 Raven, 6 Wheatear, 3 Whimbrel, 36 Guillemot, 24 Razorbill, 7 Kittiwake. (S Grose)

Bartinney:  1 Greenshank , c.50 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Wheatear, 1 Whitetroat, 1 Buzzard harassed by 8 Magpie. 3 pairs Stonechats.  (R Phillips)

Common Buzzard – R Phillips

Perranuthnoe: 2 Starling, c10 Swallow. (B Oakes)

Lowland Point: 9 Whimbrel, 5 Wheatear, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcaps and 3 Adder (P Bedford)

Gwendreath Valley: 1 Red Kite (P. Bedford)

St Agnes Head: Iceland Gull imm, 3 Common Whitethroat, 8 Sand Martin, 5 House Martins(T Wilson)

Lanner Green area: 1m Blackcap singing, Chiffchaff heard, 2 Linnet, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Buzzard, 1mKestrel. (R Hampshire)

Trevose Head: 3 Cormorant, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Shelduck, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Blackcap, 11 Common Whitethroat, 5 Sedge Warbler ,4 Chiff chaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 87 Wheatear, 301 Swallow, 23 Sand Martin, 24 House Martin, 3 White Wagtail, 4 Collared Dove, 1 Grass Snake. (B Bosisto) 

Camel Estuary: 10 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 40 Whimbrel, 1 Osprey – circling Dinham Creek at high tide, viewed from the Camel Trail. (B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 drake Garganey, 2 pairs of Mallard with 6 & 3 young , 66 Black-tailed Godwit , 1 Wood Sandpiper ( color ringed) , 2 Common Sandpiper, 11 Dunlin, 1 Lapwing, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler. (B Bosisto) 2 Wood Sandpiper. (D Julian)

Clapper Marshes: Lesser Whitethroat singing. (D Julian)

Anjue Green Fields: 8 Wheatear. (V Stratton)

Buttermilk Hill: 5 Ring Ouzel dropped in this morning with 4 females and a single male which was singing, Cuckoo, 9 Wheatear, Linnets and Meadow Pipits all building nests, 40 plus Swallows feeding at a considerable height. (V Stratton)

Sibleyback Reservoir: 1m Lesser Scaup still, 1 Cuckoo. (D Julian)

 

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Wednesday 19th April 2017

Late news, 18/4.  Zennor: c.20 Wheatears on pasture and plough.  Breeding ravens with young. Buzzard’s nest. (R Phillips)

Porthgwarra: 4 Red Kite over at 11:25 plus 1 over Polgigga at 12:20, 49 Wheatear in the area, 1 juv Iceland Gull at Arden-Sawah. (M Wallace)

Crows-an-Wra: 1 Red Kite circling over A.30 at 14:45-15:00. (J Hawkey) 

Land’s End: 18 Wheatear, 12 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Whitethroat, 18 Swallow and the hybrid hooded crow. (DK Parker, J Hawkey) Also 4 Red Kite, 2 male Blackcap, 1 Lapwing. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, P Harrison, C Andrew)

Sennen Cove: 6 Whimbrel, 1 Grey Plover. (B Morris)

Zennor (Eagle’s Nest):   1 Red Kite being harassed by  Buzzards. (R J Matthews)

Marazion: 1 Ruff and 5 Whimbrel on the beach west of Red River. (P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Spoonbill still.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Red Kite (presumed subad) W at 14:15 from the Stuart Hutchings Hide. (D Chaney)

Carnmenellis: 3 Red Kites over at around 19:15 being “mobbed” by a buzzard. 1 Wheatear at Little White Alice. (K Martindale)

Crousa Downs: 1 Purple Heron flew over  heading strongly East towards Coverack around 18.00. (J Foster)

Swanpool: 2 Reed Warbler. (D Chaney)

Point Quay: 5 Whimbrel. (K Dalziel)

Treluggan Cliffs to Porthbean Beach: Blackbird, Blackcap, Buzzard, Chiffchaff, Dunnock, Kestrel, Raven, Robin, Swallow, 1 Common Sandpiper, 9 Whimbrel. (James)

Dodman Head: 1 Barn Owl , 1 Yellow Wagtail, 7 Chiffchaff, 10 Swallow. (B Bosistow)

Caerhays: Pair mallard with 2 young, 1 Common Sandpiper. (B Bosistow)

Porth Joke: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 21 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Newquay: 1 Red Kite passed over Pargolla Road 10:00. (D Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

River Camel, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 25 Mute swan, 7 Canada Goose, 2 Brent Goose, 45 Shelduck, 12 Mallard, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Pheasant, 6 Cormorant, 36 Grey Heron, 12 Little Egret, 5 Buzzard, 65 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Common Sandpiper, 9 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 40 Curlew, 20 Whimbrel, 7 Black-headed Gull, 1 Iceland Gull, 2 Common Gull, 60 Herring Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 4 Collared Dove, 3 Skylark, 8 House Martin, 25 Swallow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 1 Wheatear, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 55 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 5 Starling, 7 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch. (M Scawen et al.)

Iceland Gull, Mike Scawen

Rodd’s Bridge to Widmouth Bay: 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler,  steady passage of northbound Swallows c.20 every ten minutes, 2 Chaffinches,  5+ Blackbirds, 3 Dunnock, 1 Jay. (H Kendall)

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Tuesday 18th April 2017

Porthgwarra/St. Levan: 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Tree Pipit, 50 Willow Warbler, 56 Wheatear, 7 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 House Martin. (M Wallace)

Sancreed: 5 Wheatear and yesterday’s (distant) imm Iceland Gull again in ploughed fields with Herring Gulls until 09:45 when all departed west. (D Fliumm)

Cot Valley: 1 Ring Ouzel, 27 Wheatear between Cot and Nanquidno. (N Wheatley)

Mousehole: 1 juv Iceland Gull on St Clement’s Isle today.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 9 Teal, 8 Mallard plus 3 broods of 6, 7 & 8, 1 Cormorant, 11 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 19 Moorhen, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 5+ Wheatear, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Cetti’s Warbler and Reed & Sedge Warbler. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Spoonbill, 4 Common Sandpiper.

Gwithian: 1 juv Iceland Gull at St Gothian Sands.

Old Lizard Point: 1 Woodchat still present.

Lizard Point: 1 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Sandwich Tern, 9 Shelduck, 14 Puffin, 20 Whimbrel. (I Maclean)

Lizard Youth Hostel Garden: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (I Maclean)

Pistil Meadow: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (I Maclean)

Housel Bay: 70 Wheatear. (I Maclean)

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull. (P Bedford)

Mawgan:  2 siskin in garden. (P Bedford)

Gweek: 3 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, several Swallow, Chiffchaff, Blackcap and a Nuthatch around the Seal Sanctuary. (M Doveston)

Pendennis Point, Falmouth: 1800 auk sp, 2 Puffin, 9 Manx Shearwater, 120 Gannet, 18 Sandwich Tern, 1 Black-throated Diver west between 08:00 and 09:00, 1 Wheatear on the point. (D Chaney) 

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 1 Greenshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper. (D Chaney)

Kelseys/Porth Joke: 14 Wheatear, 2 Blackcap, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Fulmar. (B and B Heath)

Indian Queens: 1 Purple Heron flew west at 07:30 over A39 to north at Trevarren. (P Roseveare)

Porth Reservoir:  9 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Common Sandpiper, 10 Swallow,  25 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin. (R Bosistow)

Wadebridge: 1 Hobby flew over at 09:00. (D Julian)
 
Bude: 5 Cattle Egret & 3 Little Egret at the Rugby Club pitch 06:10. (R Maye)

Rame Head and Penlee: 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 (male) Pied Flycatchers, c25 Willow Warblers, 31 Wheatears, 10 Whitethroats, c12 Chiffchaffs, 30 Swallows, 3 House Martins, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Raven, 2 Kestrel, Skylark. (P Aley, C Buckland, M Beer)

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Monday 7th November

Late news, 6/10, Dozmary Pool: 1f Pintail, 1f Goldeneye, 6 Pochard, 5 Tufted Duck. (B Bosistow)

Late news, 6/10, Colliford Reservoir: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (1 ad, 1 2nd winter), 1 Common Gull. (B Bosistow)

Penzance: Juvenile Grey Heron (originally thought to be Purple Heron),landed in tree above Britons Hill to escape mobbing gulls. Seen three times in the last week but fleetingly. (M Hallam)

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Grey Heron, Mike Hallam

Marazion Marsh: 1 Bittern. (A James) 1 Woodcock at Plain an Gwarry. 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Knot, 3 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 18 Redshank, 50 Turnstone and 1 Little Egret on Gwelva Beach.

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Bittern, Alan James

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Bittern, Alan James

Perran Down:  50+ Redwing. (A James)

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Redwing, Alan James

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Redwing, Alan James

Lower Tamar Lake: 7 Goosander (3m 4f), 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Water Rail, 2f Wigeon, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch. (R Mudge)

Sennen: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 200+ Skylark at Trevilley. (C&C Moore) Also 1 Richard’s Pipit south of the school still.

Kingsmill Lake: 180 Dunlin, 52 Avocet, 78 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 2 Spotted Redshank and 5 Greenshank. (M Beer)

Bude: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Buzzard, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Canada Goose, 5 Mute Swan, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wheatear and 7+ Rock Pipit. (H Wilkins)

Rock: 1 Brent Goose. (M King)

Nanjizal: 1 ‘blythi’ Lesser Whitethroat trapped. (1 Yellow-browed Warbler trapped on 31st Oct was ringed at St Abbs on 9th Oct). (K Wilson)

Land’s End: 1 Dusky Warbler, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Dartford Warbler, Firecrest and 1 Bearded Tit briefly. (P St Pierre)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Black Redstart.

Cot Valley: 1 Black Redstart.

Marazion: 1 Curlew Sandpiper.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 2 Spoonbill, 1 American Golden Plover again and 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel on rocky point west of Trenow Cove.

Millook (nr Bude):  4f Common Scoter flying west. ( B Craven)

Maer Lake: 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. ( B Craven)

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Monday 30th May 2016

Late news, 29/5, Newmill nr Penzance: 2 Red Kite west at 17.00. (S Rowe)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryans Field: 1f Reed Bunting, 8 Canada Goose (4 Goslings) and 1 nesting Oystercatcher. (R Veal) Lelant Saltings: 1 imm Spoonbill, 3 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 8 Oystercatcher and 1 Linnet. (R Veal)

St Erth: 1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler. (GH Spicer)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Dalmatian Pelican early morning until about 9.50, but then returned at noon for remainder of day.

Polgigga /Skewjack area:Dalmatian Pelican over 10.45 -11.28hrs then north. (D Flumm)

Crows-An-Wra: 1 Dalmatian Pelican east at 11:40. (MJ Spicer)

Sancreed: 1 Hobby and 1 Cuckoo. (D Flumm)

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Gulval: 2 Red Kite west. (J Parker)

Bowithick and Buttern Hill: 1 Hobby, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Redstart and 9 pairs of Wheatear. ( D. Eva )

Lower Moor Plantation: 8 Lesser Redpoll ( D. Eva )

Wadebridge, Treraven Meadows: 1 Bar-headed Goose with Canada Geese. (J Kent)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler (one with caterpillar in mouth which was obviously fed to young as it immediately re-appeared empty mouthed) and several Willow Warblers, also 1 Cuckoo (heard only) on east side of reservoir. (J Lander)

Bude: 4 Linnet, 4 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 1 Swallow, 2 Fulmar and 1 Cormorant (H Wilkins)

Respryn Bridge: 4 Dipper (2 adult, 2 juv), 1 Kingfisher, 5 Grey Wagtail and 1 Grey Heron. (J St Ledger)

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Bodmin Moor, Ninestones: 1 Purple Heron around pond on marshy ground opposite the bridge, also 1 Cuckoo close by. (M Beer)

Nanquidno: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (S Rowe)

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Friday 29th May 2015

St Buryan: 1 European Bee-eater on the telegraph wires opposite turning for Penmennor Farmhouse on the road between St.Buryan and Lamorna Pottery. (J FitzGerald-Patrick, P&H Taylor)

Mounts Bay: 13+ Risso’s Dolphin travelling across bay from Tolcarne towards the Mount. (T Mills, M Howard)

Porthgwarra: 1 Great Northern Diver past. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Mousehole: 1 ad Pomarine Skua from Scillonian passing here outbound this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 2cy Ring-billed Gull again on the estuary. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 2cy Purple Heron again.

The Lizard, Ruan: 1 pr Spotted Flycatcher exchanging food behind caravan at Erisey Barton Farm entrance. (J Hawkey)

Downderry: 5 Great Northern Diver  and 40 Manx Shearwater noted this morning before 0810. (A Payne)

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Thursday 28th May 2015

Late news, 27/5, Falmouth, Pennance Point: 3 (2 sum.plum + 1 imm) Great Northern Diver and a few Manx Shearwater late evening. (S Perfect)

Downderry: 1 1S Glaucous Gull early morning, plus 2 Great Northern Diver, 8 Manx Shearwater and 4 Whimbrel. (A Payne)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 2cy Purple Heron again. (R Farnes)

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Truro, St Clements: 5 Red Kite at 7pm plus 2 more at 8.10pm. 1 ad Night Heron, old Vicarage garden at 9.30pm (S Rogers, J Chapple)

Stithians Reservoir: ; 2 Cuckoo (1m, 1f), 1 m Blackcap, 8+ Sedge Warbler, 4+ Whitethroat, 6+ Reed Bunting, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 1 Jay, 2 Great Crested Grebe, also numbers of Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. (J St Ledger, M Adkins)

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Heligan: 1 Red Kite over, 3.45pm. (M Williams)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 Black Kite over. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Also 1 2cy Ring-billed Gull.

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