Friday 17th May 2019

Late news, 16/5, Looe Island : 7 Eider (C Lewis)

Eider, Claire Lewis

Late photo, 16/5, Porth Joke: Dunlin. (B Bosisto)

Dunlin, Bob Bosisto

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Temminck’s Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpiper.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Garden Warbler. (S. Rogers). Also 1 Glossy Ibis again.

Polgigga: 1 Woodchat still in field on left with 2 horses at end of Bosisto Lane immediately before farmhouse, and 3 Red Kite, 2 Hobby, 130+ House Martin all over, 2 Gadwall. (R Veal, B Mellow et al)

Woodchat, John St Ledger

Porthgwarra: 2 Turtle Dove (Ardensawah farm), 6 Spotted Flycatcher, 16 Whitethroat, 1 Greenshank, 70+ Swallow, 3 Sandwich Tern. (R Veal, B Mellow, L Proctor, M Wallace)

Turtle Doves, John St Ledger

Turtle Dove, John St Ledger

Marazion beach: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Dunlin. (S. Rogers)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: 160+ Dunlin, 3 Grey Plover (sum plum), 4 Whimbrel, 9am. (S Turner)

Kenidjack: 2+ Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Sedge Warbler and several Willow Warblers. (J Swann)

Nanjizal: 1 Greenshank, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Nightjar ( Ringed ), 1 Woodchat Shrike ( still in horse field opposite Nanjizal Farmhouse viewed from Bosistow Lane). (K Wilson, J Ryan, B Bosisto)

Nanquidno: 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Cuckoo. (R Veal, B Mellow)

Bartinney Downs: 3 Cuckoo, 2 Swift. (J St Ledger)

Lizard: 2 Turtle Dove, 2 Whinchat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Cuckoo, 2 Great Northern Diver. ( M Pass )

Chapel Carn Brea: 1 Red Kite over at 1230.

Newquay, Towan Beach: 4 Dunlin. ( J Green) Towan Head: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 3 Turnstone, 3 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe) Gannel Estuary: 4 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover. (S Rowe) Also 1 Common Sandpiper still, and 1 Barn Owl over Trevemper roundabout at dusk. (S Grose)

Downderry: 6 Great Northern Diver (4 on the sea and 2 flying west) early this morning. (A Payne)

Urban Gull Survey, Penzance South SW4629, (1sq km): 46 active Herring Gull nests. (T Mills)

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Saturday 11th May 2019

Late news, 8/5, Clodgy Point, St Ives: 1 Honey Buzzard came in off the sea, was harassed by Herring Gulls over St Ives and then flew out over St Ives Bay. (V Stratton)

Late news, 10/5, Towednack/Holmans Moors: male Pied Flycatcher. (V Stratton, J Thomas)

Late news, 10/5, Polgigga: 1 Golden Oriole flew toward Skewjack. (K Wilson)

Late news, 10/5, Porthgwarra: 1 Turtle Dove on wires at Roskestal. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 10/5, St Breward: 2 Redstart singing and 2 Garden Warbler singing, near the church. (C Mason)

Late news, 10/5, Truro: 3 Swift. (N&J Davies)

Late news, 10/5, Sennen: 10 House Martin, 2 House Sparrow. (K Bowers)

House Martins – Kevin Bowers

Late news, 10/5, Perranporth: 1 Whitethroat. (K Bowers)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Temminck’s Stint still showing this afternoon. c20 Swift also of note. (P Roseveare)

A30 by Zelah: Black Kite. (B Tregunna)

Marazion Beach: 9 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 6 Whimbrel, 5 Common Scoter, 2 Shelduck. (S Rogers)

Sanderling – Steve Rogers

Charlestown: 1 Nuthatch, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 juv 1 m Blue Tit, 2 juv 1 m Blackbird, 1 Wren, 4 Dunnock, 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 juv 1 m 1 f Robin, 3 Swallow, 1 House Martin. (D Hastilow)

Nuthatch – David Hastilow

Bartinney: 4 Cuckoo, 2 Swift. (M Jones)

Tregew and Roundwood NT, Kea: 2 Swift, 5 Skylark, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Linnet, 1 House Martin, 1 Swallow, 4 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Small Copper, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Holly Blue, 6 Orange Tip. (N Stevenson, L Mooney, G Adams)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Swift, pair of Canada Geese with 5 goslings, 1 pair of Coot incubating, 6 pairs of Great Tit and 10 pairs of Blue Tit in the nestboxes, Chiffchaff nest with 6 eggs, Willow Warbler nest with 6 eggs, Linnet nest with 3 young. (D Eva)

Newquay: 1 Sparrowhawk circling above the zoo. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Mistle Thrush, 132 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: Cuckoo, Jack Snipe. (D Wright)

Penwithick: 1 Robin, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Wood Pigeon, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Blackbird, 2 Siskin, 5 Jackdaw, 11 House Sparrow, 4 Dunnock, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit. (K Bowers)

Tolcarne, Newquay: 11 Whimbrel. (M Jones)

Bodmin Moor, Stowe’s Hill: 1 pair Redstart, 3 Cuckoo, 2 Wheatear, 2 Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker heard drumming. (J St Ledger)

Redstarts – John St Ledger

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Friday 10th May 2019

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Temminck’s Stint, 2 Dunlin, 6 Shelduck, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Dabchick, 4 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 Wigeon, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Swift, 2 Swallow, c30 House Martin, c30 Sand Martin. (R Beviss) 2 Common Snipe, 38 Black-tailed Godwit, 25 Dunlin, c25 Swift this evening. (P Roseveare)

Lizard Point: 1 Bee-eater high over at 09:35. Also 1 Great Skua, 5 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Tern, 23 Puffin. (I Maclean)

Mount’s Bay: 4 Great Northern Diver, 5 Common Scoter, 5 Eider, 12 Whimbrel, 20 Sanderling, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull off Longrock. (P St Pierre)

Marazion Beach: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Whimbrel, 6 Sanderling. (P St Pierre)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 recently fledged Long-tailed Tits being fed by adult, 2 Swift, 4 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow. (P St Pierre)

Truro: juv Sparrowhawk plucking and eating a Wood Pigeon on garden path. (D Jenkins)

Windmill Farm: 5 Sedge Warbler, 2 Cuckoo (m+f), Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff, Grey Heron and Jay. (A Witheywood)

Sedge Warbler – A Witheywood

Tywardreath: 3 House Sparrow (1 adult feeding 2 young), 2 Chaffinch (1 adult feeding 1 young), 3 young Goldfinch. All in private garden. (R Barlow)

De Lank Waterworks to Garrow Tor: 1 pair Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Blackcap (male), 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Cuckoo, 3 Kestrel. Also 16 Red Deer. (J St Ledger)

Penzance: first juvenile Goldfinches of the year seen on feeders in private garden. (T Mills)

Gannel Estuary: 5 Whimbrel, 11 Swift over. (S Rowe)

St Ives: 2 Linnet in Barnoon cemetery. Also 14+ Cormorant and 2 Rock Pipit on The Island. (K Money)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Cuckoo, Pied Wagtail nest with 4 eggs. (N Page)

Halgabron, Tintagel: Lesser Witethroat heard. Another heard at Trebarwith strand on May 4th seems to have moved on. (N Page)

Downderry: early this morning 12 Great Northern Diver, 11 on the sea and one flying west. (A Payne)

Nanquidno: 13 Whimbrel, 1 sum plum islandica Black-tailed Godwit. (N Wheatley)

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Wednesday 8th May 2019

Late news 7/5, St Ives: 6+ Linnet, with one Goldfinch amongst the flock again, in Barnoon cemetery. (K Money)

Late news, 7/5, Stepper Point: 2 Corn Bunting, 3 Swift, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Kestrel. (D Trevelyan)

Mousehole: 850 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua between 12:30 & 14:30 with a Storm Petrel lingering for last hour. (M Elliott)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 8 Black-headed Gull, 2 1st summer Mediterranean Gull, 1 Wigeon, 108 Dunlin, 14 Common Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover this morning. (B Bosisto) Temminks Stint still this evening. Also present 1 Little Ringed Plover, 109 Dunlin, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 22 Curlew, 1 drake Wigeon, c10 Swift, c60 House Martin, c50 Sand Martin, c30 Swallow. (P Roseveare)

Porthgwarra (0645-1030): 4 Puffin, 2 Great Skua, 1 Sandwich Tern, c4500 Manx Shearwater, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Great Northern Diver. (B Mellow, R Veal) Spotted Flycatcher’s at Polgigga & Raftra this evening. (M Wallace)

Marazion Beach: 2 Whimbrel, 10 Turnstone, 11 Ringed Plover, 27 Dunlin & 14 Sanderling in mixed plumage. (J Hawkey)

Rumps and Pentire: 2 Pheasant, 3 Fulmar, 7 Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 3 Shag, 1 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Whimbrel, 9 Kittiwake, 45 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Puffin, 2 Guillemot, 12 Razorbill, 5 Wood Pigeon, 3 Skylark, 12 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 PiedWwagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 4 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 1 Reed Warbler , 7 Whitethroat, 2 Magpie, 1 Jackdaw, 15 Carrion Crow, 8 House Sparrow, 3 Goldfinch, 6 Linnet, 1 Grey Seal. (M Scawen et al.).

Truro: 1 f Siskin on nyjer feeder, in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Botallack: singing male Wheatear. (S Williams)

St Austell sewage works: Feeding frenzy of c200+ Hirundine (mainly House Martin, some Swallow). (M Jones)

Tywardreath: 3 Bullfinch (2m, 1f), 4 Goldfinch (3 adult, 1 young), 3 Dunnock (inc 2 wing wavers), 1 Bank Vole, all in private garden. (R. Barlow)

St Columb Road: 5 Swifts. (B Tregunna)

Talskiddy: 1 Curlew, 1 Little Grebe, Mallard with one duckling, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 40 Swallow. (B Bosisto)

Gluvian: 48 Swallow. (B Bosisto)

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Tuesday 7th May 2019

Late News, 06/05, Pentire Point: 1 Common Scoter diving just offshore. (A Norris)

Spit beach, Par: Whimbrel, 2 Rock Pipit, 5 Turnstone, c30 Dunlin, 5 Sanderling and a dead Whimbrel, apparently predated. (R Hampshire)

Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only): 1 adult Temmincks Stint, 5 Ringed Plover, 64 Dunlin , 3 Black-tailed Godwit, pair Moorhen with 2 young (B Bosisto)

Camel Estuary: 58 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover, 39 Swift, 1 Red Kite (B Bosisto)

Respryn: 20 plus House Martin over NT car park; 2 Dipper (1 adult feeding 1 young); 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Nuthatch. (R Barlow)

Hayle Estuary: 11 Ringed Plover , 45 sum plum Dunlin, high tide at Carnsew Pool early morning. (S Turner)

Trevilley: 1 Turtle Dove. (M Elliott)

Sennen: 3cy Iceland Gull behind the quarry. (M Elliott)

Porthgwarra: Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail & 2 Whimbrel. (M Wallace)

Lizard: Coal Tit (probably Continental) at the YHA garden briefly, Turtle Dove, Lesser Whitethroat. (M Pass)

East Taphouse: a Hobby moving east at 09:30. (A Payne)

Duckpool, Bude: 12 Whitethroats, 6 Blackcaps, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warblers,  8 Swallows, 2 Blackbirds, 1 Kestrel, 3+ Linnets, 2 – 3 Goldfinches, pair of Stonechats, 1 Raven, 1 Peregrine, 1 Long tailed Tit, 1 Wren.  3 Speckled Woods, several Orange Tips. (H Kendall & B Bryne)

Par: 1 Barnacle Goose, 30 Canada Goose. (B Tregunna)

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Sunday 21st April 2019

Late photo, 19/4, Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler. (S Rogers)

Pallas’s Warbler – Steve Rogers

Pallas’s Warbler – Steve Rogers

Late news, 20/4, Lostwithiel: Cuckoo at about 18:15 up Tanhouse Lane. (M Surgey)

Late news, 20/4, Lands End: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 8 Whitethroat, 4 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow and numerous Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. (P Rosewveare)

Late news, 20/4, Kenidjack: 30+ Chiffchaff, 20 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler and Stock Dove. (Oriole Birding)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Temminck’s Stint and Little Ringed Plover. (D Julian)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis back on the marsh. (L Proctor)

Kynance: 1 Hooded Crow,  1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 ‘Greenland’ Wheatear, 1 Cuckoo, 3 Grasshopper Warbler. (T Blunden)

Zennor: 1 Grasshopper reeling at 01:45 by Eagles Nest. (P Freestone)

Lelant Downs: juv Tawny Owl at St Ives Holiday Village, at 02:00. (P Freestone)

Newlyn Harbour area: 6 Eider, 3 Common Sandpiper on rocks behind Tolcarne Inn. (S Grose)

Penzance Battery Rocks: 31 Purple Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach:1 Eider (resident male) 3 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Marazion: Red Kite east over Rose Hill. (P Fraser) Also 7 Eider (2f:5 imm males), 2(pr) Common Scoter offshore. (J Hawkey)

Hayle: Osprey over the car boot. (P Walsh)

Lamorna: Sooty Shearwater with c1000 Manx Shearwater c2km offshore. (M Elliott)

Chapel Amble: Little Ringed Plover and Water Pipit. (D Julian)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 52 Canada Goose, 5 Cormorant, 1 ad Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, 13 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Mallard, 1 Great Norther Diver, 8 Tufted Duck, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Black-headed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 27 Carrion Crow, 1Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Robin, 2 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 2 House Sparrow, 4 Chaffinch, 8 Linnet, 5 Willow Warbler and 1 male Orange Tip. (DAConway)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 2 Tawny Owl ( B .Toms)

Hayle Estuary RSPB:  1 Grey Plover, 3 Knot on Ryan’s Field. ( B .Toms, M. Curtis)

Windmill Farm: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Greenshank, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, lots of Blackcap, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaff. (D Wright)

Predannack Head: Lesser Whitethroat. (D Wright)

Land’s End: 21 Whitethroat, 11 Willow Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 White Wagtail. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde)

Polgigga: 1 Yellow Wagtail over and 1 Wheatear nearby. (R Veal, R Augarde)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff , 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Swallow, 2 Linnet, 1 Buzzard, 2 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard (S Van Hear)

Chysauster: 1 Sparrowhawk over, 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Skylark, 1 Raven, 4 Adder. (S Grose)

Soapy cove, Kynance: 3 Whitethroat, Wheatear, Chiffchaff. (A Witheywood)

Whitethroat, A Witheywood

Chiffchaff, A Witheywood

St Gothian Sands LNR:  1 Pochard, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Shoveler, 1 Adder.( B. Toms)

St.Ives seawatch: 1 Northern Gannet, 22 Black-legged Kittiwake, 20 Turnstone, 1 Stonechat, and 1 Sandwich Tern. (J Hill)

Mevagissey: 2 Purple Sandpiper on rocks off north side of harbour. (S Roper)

Newquay, Porth Reservoir: 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard in the distant.  (C Hooper)

Great Crested Grebe, C Hooper

Great Crested Grebe, C Hooper

Cardinham Woods: around bird feeders behind toilet block, 30+ Siskin, 5 Marsh Tit, 3+ Blue Tit, 6+ Great Tit, 6+ Coal Tit, 2+ Nuthatch, 3 pairs of Grey Wagtail, 4+ Chaffinch, 4 Buzzard. At least 10 Brimstone on the Lady Vale Trail and 5 Orange Tip butterflies. (C Mason)

St. Germans Quay: 4 Swallow back at traditional multi-nest site. (A Blonden)

Ninestones: 1 Cuckoo (A Blonden)

Carnelloe Head, Zennor: 2 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Swallow.

Higher Crackington: ringtail harrier flying east. (J&B Teague)

Georgia, Bakers Pit NR: Osprey on a fence post eating a fish, m&f Cuckoo also. (R Menari)

Osprey, Richard Menari

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Saturday 13th April 2019

Late news, 11/4, Levant Mine: Wheatear (female), 6 Swallow. (R Bonser)

Late news 12/4, RSPB Scillonian III wildlife cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 ad m Eider, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 77 Gannet, 26 Guillemot, 108 Manx Shearwater, 1 Common Dolphin, 3 Razorbill, 1 Fulmar. Wolf Rock to St Marys: 1 Fulmar, 8 Gannet, 3 Great Skua, 63 Manx Shearwater, 4 Kittiwake, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, c20 Common Dolphin. St Marys to Wolf Rock: 6 Manx Shearwater, 5 Razorbill, 2 Guillemot, 5 Gannet, 1 Kittiwake. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 69 Gannet, 6 Kittiwake, 7 Fulmar, 23 Manx Shearwater, 12 Guillemot, 40 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Eider (all imms). (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Late news, 12/4, Lizard Point to Caerthillian: Tree Pipit (1 over), 4 Swallow. (R Bonser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Red-rumped Swallow. (S Rogers) Also Glossy Ibis, 5 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 2 Swallow, c20 Sand Martin. (DK Parker, R Veal)

Chapel Amble: 1 Temminck’s Stint again, singing Reed and Sedge Warbler. Also 1 m Garganey seen flying towards Walmsley Sanctuary. (D Julian) The stint still present this evening. (P Roseveare)

Polgigga: 1 m ‘Channel’ Yellow Wagtail reported in field opposite Old Smithy. Also 10 White Wagtail. (M Wallace)

Channel Wagtail – John Chapple

Helston: Yellow-browed Warbler at the sewage works again. (P Fraser)

Sennen Cove: 1 Great Skua harried by Great Black-backed Gull. (B Dodd)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Little Gull again.

Church Cove, Gunwalloe: steady stream of Swallows and Sand Martins 12:30 to 13:30. (J Lander)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Blackcap, 3 Buzzard, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Linnet. (S Grose)

Trevose Head: 1 Sedge Warbler, 9 Blackcap, 11 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff and 8 White Wagtail. Also 36 Skylark feeding on recently cultivated fields. (P Roseveare) Merlin around the lifeboat station area 16:12. (S Lilley)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Sedge Warbler, 82 Black-tailed Godwit, c120 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow. (P Roseveare)

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