Tuesday 1st May 2018

Late news, 28/4, Penpol: 1 Hoopoe in a private garden. (per J Rance)

Chapel Porth: Iberian Chiffchaff still in willow copse near old mine engine house about four hundred metres up the valley from the National Trust car park. Also there two singing Chiffchaff and a pair of Blackcaps. (R Butts)

Crackington Haven: 1 Tree Sparrow in private garden this evening  ( J & B Teague)

Tree Sparrow, Jerry Teague

Newlyn: 2cy Glaucous Gull still in the harbour. (L Proctor)

Nanjizal: Brief views of 2cy/female Golden Oriole, flew into valley and no further sign, also 2 Linnet, 1 male Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Blackbird. (P Freestone)

Par Market East Carpark: 1 Nuthatch, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet. (S Grose)

Sennen: Iceland Gull in ploughed field opposite Escalls Chapel. (PJ Freestone and B Dallas)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 23 Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Trevilley Farm: Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler all singing at entrance to Trevilley farm. Also Sparrowhawk and 2 Whimbrel over. (P Freestone)

Gwithian, St Gothian Sands NR: 1 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warblers, 30+ Sand Martin, 7 Swallows, 2 Skylark, 8 Linnet, 2 Coot, 17 Tufted Ducks, 4 Shelduck, 2 Mute Swans, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail (flew over), 8 Wheatear, 1 Reed Bunting, 12 Canada Geese, 3 Whimbrel and 2 GN Divers flew from inland out over Godrevy Head. (PJ Freestone)

Sand Martin – Paul Freestone

Reed Bunting – Paul Freestone

Whimbrel – Paul Freestone

Maer Lake: 7 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Dunlin, 1 Curlew. (S Border)

Marazion: 16 Whimbrel on the beach. (P Cashmore)

Sennen Cove: 23 Whimbrel. (P Cashmore)

Bude: 1 Sparrowhawk. (N Bastin)

Penlee: 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing for up to an hour along the ‘watch field’ hedges, also 5 Blackcap. ( M Beer, C Buckland)

Rame: 1 Willow Warbler ( M Beer, C Buckland)

Treburgie, Dobwalls: 5 Whimbrel in grass field feeding for about 30 minutes from 11.50 (C&J Duffy)

Penwithick: 2 Siskin, 1 Blue Ti, 7 House Sparrow , 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Robin. (K.Bowers)

Siskin, Kevin Bowers

Long-tailed Tit, Kevin Bowers

Buzzard, Kevin Bowers

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Buzzard. (K.Bowers)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Little Ringed Plover & 1 Grey Plover again. (A Davey)

Grey Plover, Adrian Davey

Little Ringed Plover, Adrian Davey

Little Ringed Plover, Adrian Davey

Downderry: seawatch this afternoon (1420-1605) produced 1 Great Skua, 15 Whimbrel and 105 Manx Shearwater west and 1 Arctic Skua and 11 Common Scoters east. (A Payne)

Cardinham Woods: 12+ Siskin inc at least one juv. at feeders. (B Taggart)

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Sunday 17th December 2017

Porthpean: 21 Great Northern Diver, 4 Black-throated Diver 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 11 Common Scoter, 2 Surf Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, with 1 1stw Pomarine Skua feeding beyond the oyster farm and settled on the sea. (B Bosisto)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose) Sandy Cove: 4 Chiffchaff including 2 (non-calling) Siberian types. (D Nicholson) Also 2 Blackcap (m+f), 2 Firecrest, 1 Black Redstart and 1 Slavonian Grebe offshore distantly. (L Proctor, T Mills)

Slavonian Grebe, Tony Mills

Coverack, Mears Beach: 2 Black Redstart, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Stonechat all feeding around seaweed on the tide line.  Also 1 Firecrest on coast path (P Bedford)

Feock: 1 Hawfinch, 100 Greenfinch (D Eva, S Taylor)

Falmouth: 1m Blackcap in gardens behind Killigrew Street. (D Chaney)

Marazion Beach: 102 Sanderling in front of carpark. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: 5 Sparrowhawk, 3 Snipe, 1 Chiffchaff, 10 Bullfinch, 3 Stonechat, 9 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare and 2 Roe Deer this morning. (D Wright)

Wacker Quay: 3 Spoonbill, 76 Avocet, 60+ Teal, 26 Wigeon, 6 Black tailed godwit. (C Ellis)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 28 Mediterranean Gull. Carnsew Pool: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 fem Sparrowhawk, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 3 Greenshank. (S Grose)

Penzance: 1 sub-adult Caspian Gull; the same bird as at Hayle yesterday, on the rocks off Jubilee Pool this morning where it showed at much closer range. Penzance Harbour: 4 Great Northern Diver and a brief Velvet Scoter. (D Nicholson) Off Jubilee Pool:1 Slavonian Grebe then flew out of bay, 1 Red-throated Diver (with fishing line around it’s neck but it appeared to be coping), 1 Black-throated Diver, 13 Great Northern Diver  (R Veal)

Velvet Scoter, Dean Nicholson

Eider, Dean Nicholson

Caspian Gull, Dean Nicholson

Caspian Gull, Dean Nicholson

Caspian Gull, Dean Nicholson

Caspian Gull, Dean Nicholson

Kenneggy Cove: 9 Fulmar (colony), 1 Blackcap f (non-ringed), 1 Firecrest, 1 Kestrel, (J Evans)

Veryan: Several sightings of a single male Blackcap in private garden today. (N Knight)

Stithians Reservoir:  Pair of Great-spotted Woodpecker showing well,  4 Greenfinch,  10 Long -tailed Tit,  2 Reed bunting  4 Coal Tit,  2 Chiffchaff,  1 Jay,  1 Coot,  Chaffinch,  Blue Tit and Great tit and 1 male Mandarin amid Mallard, all from southern cut-off hide. (A James)

Mandarin, Alan James

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Goosander, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 23 Tufted Duck, 19 Teal, 1 Water Rail, 1 Hybrid Hooded Crow. (S Grose)

Gwithian Towans: 21 Common Gull, 3 Kittiwake, 5 Razorbill, feeding with Grey Seals. (S Grose)

St Merryn, Trevithick estate: 2 Blackcap 1 Robin 4 Blue Tit 22 House Sparrow 3 Blackbird 1 Song Thrush feeding on compost heap and 7 Starling. (R Hughes)

Newtown St Martin: 8 Cattle Egret in cattle field on edge of village. (J Selby)

Traboe Cross: 1 Red Kite flew west at midday. (J Selby)

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull with limp still present today. (J Selby)

Trebah Gardens: 30+ Brambling. (G Adams)

Durgan, Greeb Beach: 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (G Adams)

St Austell: 1 Blackcap in Daniels Lane. (B Bobisto)

Carluddon: 1 Woodcock. (B Bobisto)

Mabe: 2 Blackcap (1m and 1f), 1 Reed Bunting and 4 Long-tailed Tits on garden feeder. (G and H Adams)

Penzance: Probable Rose-ringed Parakeet of unknown origin in Penlee Gardens. (M Grantham) Also 1 Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 6 Long-tailed Tit and 12 Redwing. (DK Parker)

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