Saturday 3rd March 2018

Late news, 1/3, Ladock: 1 Hawfinch. (R Hibbert)

Hawfinch – Roz Hibbert

Late news, 2/3, Tresillian: 6 Lapwing on playing field. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 2/3, Truro: 2 Redwing and 1 f Siskin in my garden. (D Jenkins)

Newlyn: Juv Glaucous Gull still at Sandy Cove, also 3 Water Rail, 3 Blackcap, 1 Grey Plover and 1 Dunlin, with lots of Redwing over. (L Proctor) Also Firecrest in bushes by the Smugglers.

Egloshayle: 3 Hawfinch over the cemetery at 10:30. (A Langdon)

Sennen Cove: Unconfirmed report of a Quail with 5 Redwing in a private garden in Maria’s Lane. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Stithians Reservoir: 5 Goldeneye (1m 4f), 32 Tufted Ducks,1 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebes from Stuart Hutchings hide. 5 Long-tailed Tits, 4 Great Tits, 4 Goldfinches, Blue Tits, 1 Wren, 2 Robins, 5 Reed Buntings, Blackbird, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and Chaffinches. (W Chegwidden) Woodcock, 8 Goldeneye ( 2 drakes), 1 Great White Egret still at Golden Lion. (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Knot, 1 drake Pintail, 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Iceland Gull (2cy). (D Eva) Avocet by the bridge in the afternoon. (R Wilkins) 2 Pintail. (T Phelps) Ryan’s Field: 2 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Avocet, 40+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 25+ Dunlin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Snipe. (T Phelps)

Newquay, Towan Head: 1w Glaucous Gull at midday. (DI Julian) 2 Grey Plover, 1 Purple Sandiper, few Turnstone, 12 Oystercatcher, 7 Common Gull, 1 Red-throated Diver, 5 Porpoise. (M Lammas, S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: No sign of Avocet all day but it flew in to roost off car park 18:00. 30 Dunlin, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit. (M Lammas, S Rowe)

Perranuthnoe: Avocet flew over at 09:45. (F Ellis)

Penzance: 1 Knot, 28 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Grey Plover, 1 drk Eider, 1 Great Northern Diver, 20+ Common Gull from Eastern Green Beach. (R Veal) 4f & 2m blackcaps (lived on apple during the freeze), 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, both seen hopping about on the lawn. (R Phillips) Black Redstart on roof of Barbican tearoom then on rocks below sea wall across road at 13:00. (F Heys)

Tolcarne beach: 2 Knot and 3 Golden Plover. (A McKechnie)

Knot – Alex McKechnie

Golden Plover – Alex McKechnie

Millbrook: Large passage of thrushes 1000+ moving north between 09:30 and 10:30, mostly Fieldfares and Redwings also 1 Woodcock. (B Taggart)

Polgigga: Ruff, Grey Plover, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit with masses of Golden Plovers & Lapwing. (M Wallace)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Golden Plover, 1 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming and 1 Green Woodpecker calling. (DK Parker, R Veal)

Marazion beach: 97 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Redshank, 55+ Dunlin, 2 Mediterranean Gull (adult + 2CY), 1 Water Pipit. (T Phelps)

Carbis Bay: 13 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver. (S Rowe)

Tregadillett: 2 Brambling (m&f) in private garden. (B Craven)

St.Eval: 2 Ruff, 96 Lapwing, 255 Golden Plover, 32 Curlew, 48 Fieldfare, 5 Song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush, hundreds of Redwings all in fields adjoining the church. (S Grose)

Bude, River Neet Estuary: 2 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 3 Golden Plover, 1 Ringed Plover and 7+ Redwing (H Wilkins)

Dunlin – Helen Wilkins

Golden Plover – Helen Wilkins

Ringed Plover – Helen Wilkins

Redwing – Helen Wilkins

Windmill Farm: 6 Pintail (3m, 3f). (G Adams) 1 Jack Snipe, 4 Common Snipe. Also 150 Lapwing and 300 Golden Plover over. (J Selby)

Kynance Lane, The Lizard: 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, c150 Golden Plover, c75 Lapwing, 1 Skylark in stubble field. (G Adams)

Tresillian: Brambling (female) in private garden in Polsue Way. (A Nicholson)

Carharrack: 2 Redwings, 2 Blackcaps (m&f) in a private garden also Lapwings flying over. (W Chegwidden)

Bude: 16 Redwing & 3 Fieldfare feeding in a private garden adjacent Bude Rugby Club. (R Maye)

Penwithick: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (K Bowers)

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Kevin Bowers

St Enodoc golf course: 3 Snipe, 1 singing Yellowhammer. (S Marquis)

St Buryan: Redwing shy, resting and feeding in the garden. (S Hawken)

Truro: Female Blackcap in private garden. (M Costa) Also 2 Redwing, 1 m, 1 f Siskin. (D Jenkins)

Callestick and Ventongimps: 1 Little Egret, 1 Woodcock, 38 Golden Plover, 184 Lapwing, 1 Teal, 7 Common Gull, 800 Redwing (including 400 in one field and lots singing), 120 Fieldfare, 1 fem Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming and 3 Skylark singing. (T Wilson)

St Newlyn East, Newlyn Downs: 12 Red-legged Partridge, 6 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Merlin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 6 Fieldfare, 42 Golden Plover, 1 Water Rail, 71 Meadow Pipit, 6 Raven over. (S Grose)

St Merryn: 1 Pied Wagtail, 17 House Sparrow, 2 pair Chaffinch, 1 Firecrest, 3 Blue Tit, 7 Blackbird and 1 Song Thrush. (R Hughes)

Millbrook: 750 Fieldfare, 500 Redwing, 200 Lapwing, 25 Golden Plover, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull in fields either side of road from Gallows Park-Tregantle Fort. (B Taggart)

Godolphin Cross: 1 Woodcock at 19:00. (C Richards)

Par: 2 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 3 pairs Bullfinch, 4 Blackcap, 10 Goldfinch and the usual Blackbirds, Blue Tits and Greenfinch in private garden. (A&M Ryan)

Swanpool, Falmouth: 2w Glaucous Gull. On the sea at Swanpool beach: 3+ Mediterranean Gull, one in full summer plumage. (M Greenhalgh)

Glaucous Gull and Mediterranean Gull – Mel Greenhalgh

Penhale Point: 1 Tawny Owl, Lapwings heard only. (S Grose)

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Wednesday 31st May 2017

Land’s End: female Quail on track by Swingates at 4.40pm. (M McKee) Also 2 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (D Flumm, P StPierre)

Common Quail, Michael McKee

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Whimbrel. 2 Mediterranean Gull, (1st win yellow ring left leg 2X1N). (S Turner)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Hobby hawking for 30+ mins late afternoon. (J Parker)

The Rumps and Pentire Point: 3 Fulmar, 5 Gannet, 4 Cormorant, 3 Shag, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Kestrel, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 11 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 35 Herring Gull, 17 Guillemot, 12 Razorbill, 7 Puffin, 13 Wood Pigeon, 5 Skylark, 30 Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 5 Rock Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Robin, 5 Wheatear, 4 Stonechat, 1 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Magpie, 12 Jackdaw, 15 Rook, 25 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 6 House Sparrow, 15 Linnet. (M Scawen et al.)

Downderry: a seawatch before 0730 included 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Sandwich Tern, 6 Kittiwake and 18 Manx Shearwater. (A Payne)

Pendeen: 1 Buzzard, 3+ Raven including 2 juv., 2 Sedge Warbler, + Stonechats including 2 juv., Linnets, Swallows. Also several Painted Ladies, 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth, 1 Green Hairstreak,  + Speckled Woods, Small Heaths & Common Blues. (Adam Hartley)

Green Hairstreak, Adam Hartley

Hayle River: 1m Cetti’s Warbler singing underneath railway bridge and 1 Kingfisher. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 1 young Coal Tit and adults in private garden. (R Veal)

Mylor Bridge, Rosehill: 2 Red Kite. (N&N Moore)

Gwenver: 1 Cuckoo. (N&N Moore)

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Monday 22nd August 2016

Porthgwarra: Seawatch 08:15 to 10:15hrs – 6 Cory’s Shearwater, 26 Sooty Shearwater, 11 Balearic Shearwater, 34 Storm Petrel, 4 Bonxie, 6 Arctic Tern and 2 Common Scoter. (D Flumm, P Freestone, P&H Taylor et al)

Devoran: 1 Dalmatian Pelican still at Restronguet Creek. (B Bennett)

Boat Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Ruff, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 1 Curlew and 3 Teal. (J St Ledger, J Cope)

Wood Sandpiper Stithians 22nd Aug 2016

Bude: 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 200+ Canada Goose, 50+ Black-headed Gull, 6 Cormorant and c20 Swallow (H Wilkins)

St Levan: 1 Quail early morning. (P Freestone)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Ruff, before the hide, 5 Common Sandpiper on the opposite bank and 2 Green Sandpiper. (R Farnes – photos)

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St Austell: 1 Honey Buzzard reported over.

MJS & DKP

Saturday 7th November 2015

Late news, 4/11, Mullion: 1 Swallow. (B Dallas)

Penlee Point: 1 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Red-throated Diver and 2m Common Scoter past. (P Aley) Also 1 Firecrest on coastal path to Rame Head. (D Allen)

St Agnes: 1 juv/1w Sabine’s Gull west early afternoon in amongst a big movement of Kittiwake, Gannet and auks. (M Silk, G Swan, S Paul, O Nokelainen)

Porthleven: 2 Med Gull offshore plus 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Loe Pool: 4 Med Gull, 3 Firecrest, 3 Pochard and 2 Tufted Duck. (I Maclean)

Sennen: 2 Richard’s Pipit near Trevorian Pool. (P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Dunlin, c40 Redshank and 1 Med Gull on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal)

Cannons Town: 1 Peregrine, 7500+ Starling, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Nuthatch and c30 Meadow Pipit. (R Veal – photos)

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Sancreed: 3 Med Gull, 7 Golden Plover, 7 Fieldfare, 3 Goldcrest and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Chun Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl and 23 Snipe. (I Webster)

Lelant Reaches: 2+ Black Redstart. (B Dallas M Halliday)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 106 Curlew, 36 Redshank, 30 Oystercatcher, 6 Lapwing, 3 Dunlin, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Little Egret, 2 Spoonbill, 27 Med Gull (15 ad, 7 2w & 5 1w), 4 Shelduck, 2 Mute Swan and 1 Pintail. (B Dallas)

Little London/Trenow Cove: 1 Eurasian Whimbrel with 19 Curlew plus 1 Woodcock flushed from coastal path. (L Harman B Dallas) Also 1 Black Redstart.

Marazion Marsh: 1 Bittern. (L Harman)

Pendeen: 1 Quail flushed by Calartha Farm also female Merlin. (R Wilkins)

Gannel Estuary: 6 Med Gull, 26 Wigeon, 1Teal, 1Greenshank, 2 Redshank. (SJ Rowe)

Towan Head: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Grey Phalarope, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Great Skua, c600 Kittiwake, c1200 auks past 12:00 – 13:00. (SJ Rowe)

Lizard: Juv Sabine’s Gull, 3 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Manx Shearwater. (T Blunden)

Church Cove, Lizard: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (T Blunden)

Treraven Meadows: 3 Goosander on the river, plus 3 Green sandpiper and 1 Common Sandpiper. (C Selway)

Otterham Station: 1 Black Redstart.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Spotted Redshank.

Newlyn: Siberian Chiffchaff at Sandy Cove.

MJS & DKP