Sunday 31st March 2019

Late news, 30/3, Rumps – Pentire Head – Pentire Farm: 1 Wheatear (m), 5 Swallow, 2 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 5 Stonechat, 2 Linnet. (S Marquis)

Late news, 30/3, Truro: 3 Jay flew over the Rosedale Estate, calling. (K Mortimore)

Late news, 30/3, Marazion Beach: Sanderling, originally ringed in Iceland in May 2011, subsequently seen on the Isles of Scilly in April 2012, January and October 2013, August 2014 and January 2017, and in Iceland in August 2015. (S Rogers)

Sanderling – Steve Rogers

Lanreath: White Stork resting on a pergola in a private garden this morning. (R & S Rickard)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis, 1 Garganey, 2 Swallow, 1 Greylag Goose, 6 singing Cetti’s Warbler. (D Eva)  Also Water Pipit. (L Proctor) Glossy Ibis again present at 16:00 plus at least 2 pairs of Shoveler and 1 Little Egret. (P Bray)

Trevose Head: Red-rumped Swallow came through with a bunch of mixed Hirundines at 13:55. Not relocated since, but strong steady passage mostly of Sand Martin suggests that they are coasting through and not hanging around. Also 3 House Martin, 18 Swallow, 116 Sand Martin, 1 female Black Redstart, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff between 13:00 and 15:00. (P Roseveare)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler still present.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Black-necked Grebe still. (S Rogers) Adult Kumlien’s Gull again. (M Ahmad)

Black-necked Grebe – Steve Rogers

Tresillian: 1 Cattle Egret on the river opposite Tresemple pool. (M Jones)

St Martin in Meneage: 17 Cattle Egret in cattle field north of village again. (A Chatfield)

Cape Cornwall: 2cy Iceland Gull on the golf course. (M Ahmad)

Lizard: 3cy Iceland Gull and 1 Black-throated Diver.

Land’s End: 2 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Wheatear, 1 Icelandic Redwing and 3 Roe Deer. (B Mellow)

Sheffield: 4 Wheatear and 1 White Wagtail in field towards Mousehole. (M Elliott)

Penzance: 17 Purple Sandpiper at Jubilee Pool. (P St Pierre)

Par Beach Pool: 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Shelduck, 4 Water Rail (from footpath behind the pool), 9 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 12 Linnet, 9 Greenfinch, 3 Eider. (S Grose)

Bugle: 5 Tufted Duck, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard, 1 Red Kite from Goonbarrow clay works. (S Grose)

Rosewall Hill, St Ives: 1 Red Kite (over at 12:50), 10+ Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Wheatear, 3 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin. (T Phelps and M Doyle)

Pentire: 1 Cormorant, 8 Stonechat, 3 Skylark, 2 Wren, 1 Meadow Pipit. (K Bowers)

Stonechat, Skylark, Wren and Meadow Pipit – Kevin Bowers

Porth Reservoir: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Coot, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Godolphin Bridge: Blackcap in song. Speckled Wood. (C Richards)

Dodman Point: 2 House Martin. (M Nicholson)

Tehidy Country Park: 22 Mute Swan, 4 Buzzard, 3 Moorhen, 5 Robin. (C Hooper)

St Agnes Head: 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Swallow, 10 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Common Lizard. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 2 Teal, 3 Snipe, 30 Herring Gull, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10+ Chiffchaff. (D Chaney, C Benton)

Argal Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 10 distant Hirundine sp, 1 Kingfisher. (D Chaney, C Benton)

Pednavounder, nr Coverack: 1 Swallow. (D Beadle)

Pentire Point West: 2 Short-eared Owl. (S Grose)

Newquay, Trenance Gardens: 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: 1 House Martin, 6 Swallow, 3 Wheatear & 1 male Emperor Moth. (G May)

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Sunday 24th March 2019

Late news, 22/3, Truro: c5 White Stork circling high over Treliske hospital. (H Perkins)

Late news, 23/3, Predannack Wollas: 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 4 Wheatear, 2 Black Redstart (1m 1 f). (J Evans)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Red-rumped Swallow, 1 Glossy Ibis and 1 m Garganey still, 6 singing Cetti’s Warbler. (S Rogers, L Proctor) At least 1 Water Pipit on eastern side. (R Menari, T Mills) At 16.45:  5 Shoveler. 10 Sand Martin, and at 17.45 Red-rumped Swallow returned and 1 m Garganey showing well, plus 1 f Black Redstart in field near Red River bridge. (S. Rogers)

Red-rumped Swallow, Steve Rogers

Red-rumped Swallow, Steve Rogers

Red-rumped Swallow, Mashuq Ahmad

Red-rumped Swallow, Mashuq Ahmad

Red-rumped Swallow, Mashuq Ahmad

Garganey, Paul Ash

Glossy Ibis, Paul Ash

Glossy Ibis, Paul Ash

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-rumped Swallow, 1 Swallow at 11.15. (M Wallace) Also 3 Black Redtsart.  Red-rumped Swallow still over footpath between Porthgwarra and St. Levan at 13.15.Red-rumped Swallow was over Porthgwarra houses at 15.05. (J&I Miller) Other sightings: 3 Black Redstart, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Wheatear, 2 Blackcap, 29 Chiffchaff. (M Wallace)

Chaple Amble: Temminck’s Stint still. ( B.Toms, M.Curtis)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull. (R Veal) Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill and 1 Little Egret. (P Ash)

Brew Pool: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Iceland Gull following tractor. (R Augarde)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Marsh Harrier (over high), 12 Wheatear, 8 White Wagtail. (I Maclean)

Caerthillean: 1 Wryneck, 2 Wheatear, 1 Black Redstart. (T Phelps, I Maclean et al)

Drift Reservoir: 4 Cattle Egret and 2 Black-necked Grebe.

St Buryan: 1 m Hen Harrier east.

Par Beach Pool: 1 Water Rail, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, 1 Sand Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Buzzard, 3 Bullfinch, 11 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Par, Spit Beach: 1 Purple Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Trevose: 20 Swallow through. (B.Toms, M.Curtis)

St Ives Island: 1 f Black Redstart. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 47 Canada Goose, 6 Cormorant, 1 ad Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 22 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Goosander (includes 2 males), 9 Mallard, 1 Goldeneye, 10 Tufted Duck, 3 Lapwing, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 52 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 3 Black-headed Gull, 4 Buzzard, 7 Raven, 84 Carrion Crow, 16 Jackdaw, 14 Magpie, 25 Starling, 1 Wood Pigeon, 5 Stock Dove, 7 Blackbird, 12 Wheatear, 4 Chaffinch, 14 House Sparrow, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail and 5 Wren (DAConway)

Tregonetha Downs: 3 Yellowhammer, 1 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet, 4 Stonechat, 7 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Snipe, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Looe estuary (WeBS count): 2 Buzzard, 14 Canada Goose, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Cormorant, 12 Great Back-backed Gull, 1 Greenshank, 15 Grey Heron, 2 Grey Wagtail, 125 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 11 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 11 Mallard, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Moorhen, 5 Mute Swan, 6 Oystercatcher, 7 Pheasant, 1 Shag, 5 Shelduck. (D Spooner)

Nanjizal: ringed 2 Willow Warbler, 17 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Blackcap and an Icelandic Redwing. (K Wilson)

North Cliffs: 1 Wheatear, 12 Razorbill, 4 Raven, 2 Grey Seal pups. (Hell’s Mouth) 2 Raven, 40+ Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 1 Peregrine. (J Evans)

St Gothian Sands: 1f Merlin, 2 Coot, 5 Wheatear, 4 Chiffchaff and 1 Goldcrest. (MJ Spicer)

Land’s End: 3 Wheatear & 3 Black Redstart at LE Complex. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, M McKee) Plus13 Wheatear in “Burger Rock” field between Land’s End & Nanjizal. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Cudden Point, Prussia Cove: 4 Wheatear, 1 Raven. (A Witheywood)

Lizard Point: 1 Great Skua, 18 Common Scoter, 16 Puffin, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Wheatear. (I Maclean)

Housel: 2 White Wagtail, 1 Willow Warbler. (I Maclean)

Pentire Farm / Park Head: 2 Wheatear, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Corn Bunting, 5 Yellowhammer, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Kestrel, 1 m Blackcap, 4 Raven, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Curlew, 11 Oystercatcher, 6 Turnstone, 17 Fulmar, 3 Swallow. 1 Stoat, 1 Common Lizard, 5 Hare. (S Grose)

Lizard Peninsula, Soapy Cove: 3 Willow Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap. Predannack Downs:1 Marsh Harrier. (M Nattrass)

Hannafore: 1 imm male Black Redstart. (I Juliane)

Par Lake:  40 Canada Geese, 6 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 12 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck.  (C Hooper).

Mute Swan, C Hooper

Moorhen, C Hooper

Mallard, C Hooper

Grey Heron, C Hooper

Porthleven, near Tremearne: 2 Wheatear. (S Richards) And 2 Greenfinch, 17 Goldfinch, 5 Chaffinch, 4 House Sparrow. (S Richards)

Wheatear, Steven Richards

Wheatear, Steven Richards

Feeder, Steven Richards

Goldfinches, Steven Richards

Zennor, Foage: 1 m Ring Ouzel.

Sennen: flock of 10 Goose sp west over Trevescan early morning.

Penzance: 5 Eider (2m 3f) offshore Wherrytown.

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Tuesday 15th August 2017

Lizard Point: 4 Great Shearwater, 15 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 3 Sanderling, 1 Minke Whale, 3 Bottlenose Dolphin, 2 Common Dolphin, 1 Northern Bluefin Tuna. (I Maclean)

Rinsey Head to Trewavas Cliff: 2 Chough (1 unringed), 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Kestrel, 1 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat. On rocks: 40+ Kittiwake (inc 3 juv). (J St Ledger)

Chough, Trewavas Cliff, John St Ledger

Choughs, Rinsey Head, John St Ledger

Peregrine, Trewavas Cliff, John St Ledger

Bude: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Mute Swan with 5 juveniles, 15 Oystercatcher, 3 Cormorant and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (H Wilkins) Also juv Sparrowhawk practising hunting skills through back garden and across rugby pitch. (R Maye)

Mousehole: 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, c30 Common Dolphin in 7 widely scattered pods and 1 pod of 3 Harbour Porpoise closer inshore. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra cove seawatch (07:00-09:30): 1 Cory’s Shearwater east then later back west, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Great Skua, 2 Mediterranean Gull. Also 3 Fin Whale, c100 Common Dolphin, 2 Risso’s Dolphin, 3 Harbour Porpoise and at least 1 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. One of the Fin Whales eventually departed west but the other two were present for the duration of the seawatch, all at c2 miles range. (D Flumm, J Lawman et al)

Egloshayle Marshes: 5 Mute Swan, 422 Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 1 Teal, 30 Mallard, 5 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 7 Common Sandpiper, 11 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 34 Black-headed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Yellow Wagtail. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Mute Swan, 84 Canada Goose, 10 Teal, 74 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Glossy Ibis, 18 Moorhen, 6 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 170 Swallow, 5 Starling, 2 Swift, 2 Buzzard. (D Julian)

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great Crested Grebe including 3 juv, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Polgigga: 1 Dotterel, initially over Higher Bosistow heading SE, later settled in ploughed field just N of Higher Bosistow farmhouse. (M Wallace) 2 Wheatear and 2 Whitethroat in same field as Dotterel. (DK Parker)

Land’s End: 1 Golden Plover over, 1 Reed Warbler at Trinity Pool, hybrid Hooded x Carrion Crow still present in same area. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Colliford Lake: 2 Cattle Egret on small island at Loveny viewed from the cattle grid, 5 Wheatear. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Ringed Plover, 11 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret. (C Buckland, M Beer) Also 1 Green Sandpiper, Tawny Owl, Blackcaps, Willow warblers, Chiffchaffs, Wheatear, Treecreeper, Swift. (P Stidwill)

Green Sandpiper – Phil Stidwill

Common Sandpiper – Phil Stidwill

Blackcap – Phil Stidwill

Wheatear – Phil Stidwill

Fal-Ruan NR: 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 220+ Curlew, 2 Swift, 350 Canada Goose. (R Veal)

Rosenannon Downs: large white heron-type bird from northern boundary stones, possible White Stork. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: juv Garganey still present. (DK Parker)

Roseland, Nare Head: 2 Chough in aerobatic flight over Paradoe Cove. Also variety of butterflies at Nare Head point. Painted Lady, Gatekeeper, Small Copper, Large White, Silver-studded Blue all present in small numbers. (D Hall)

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Friday 11th August 2017

Late news 10/8, A39 Cornwall/Devon border: 1 possible White Stork seen from moving car. (M Lyman)

Lizard Point seawatch (17:00-19:00): 24 Great Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 24 Fulmar, 8 Great Skua, 18 Kittiwake, 9500 Manx Shearwater, 2 Razorbill, 33 Sooty Shearwater, 1800 Gannet, 1 Puffin, 4 Storm Petrel. Also present: Great Black-backed Gulls, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Herring Gulls, Cormorants and Shags. (T Blunden)

Devoran: 3 Common Sandpiper. (D Eva)

Penlee Point, Rame: 25 Common Scoter west, 3 Mediterranean Gull (2 ad, 1 juv), 6 Manx Shearwater west. (P Aley)

Torpoint: 55 Mediterranean Gull (53 ad, 1 2s, 1 juv). (P Aley)

Wringford: 15 Swift. (P Aley)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Glossy Ibis, 3 Cattle Egret, 6 Green Sandpiper, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 25 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (E Mayhew)

Towan Head, Newquay: Big Manx Shearwater passage am,1 – 200/min and many Gannet. Also 2 Sunfish and the male Common Scoter still close to point. (M Lammas)

Porthgwarra seawatch (06:00-11:00): 20 Storm Petrel, 4 Great Shearwater, 13 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Common Scoter, flock of 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Curlew, 2 Pomarine Skua, 3 Bonxie, 1 Med Gull. C60 Common Dolphin, 5 Harbour Porpoise and a probable Risso’s Dolphin. (D Flumm, D Bedford, I Prentice et al) 09:45-13:30: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 20 Sooty Shearwater, 22 Storm Petrel, 1 Bonxie, 1 Common Scoter. (M Wallace) 12:50-16:20: 4 Great Shearwater, 21 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel.

Scillonian III crossing, am: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 27 Storm Petrel, 20+ Common Dolphin.

Arden-Sawah, Polgigga: 1 juv Marsh Harrier. (M Wallace)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Little Grebe, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 20+ Swallow, 2 juv. Robin. (R Napp)

Robin, Rick Napp

 

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Sunday 14th May 2017

Late news, 13/5, Bude Marshes WeBS count: 17 adult Mallard and 21 juveniles, 8 Moorhen and 8 juveniles, 9 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Blackbird, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 adult Canada Goose and 6 juveniles, 2 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 4 Jackdaw, 7+ Rook, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 3 Wren, 2 Robin, 1 male Reed Bunting, 1 Great Tit, 1 Cuckoo (very unusual here), 1 Mute Swan, 8 Wood Pigeon. (H Kendall, R Mudge)

Late news, Stithians Reservoir: 1 Otter has been showing well some evenings recently from southern cut-off hide. (S Williams)

Late news, 13/5, Drift Reservoir: 40 Swift. (D Flumm)

Coombe, Red River valley: ringtail Montagu’s Harrier east 10:40. (D Flumm)

Sennen Cove: female Kentish Plover but flew towards Land’s End. (K Wilson)

Little Trethewey: Bee-eater high over. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: juv Iceland Gull reported.

Penzance, Promenade and Harbour WeBS count: 38 Purple Sandpiper, 43 Turnstone, 20 Sanderling (some in summer plumage), 6 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mute Swan and 1 Rock Pipit. (T Mills)

Sanderling, Tony Mills


Marazion Marsh RSPB:
5 Mute Swan plus 8 cygnets on main marsh, 1 Greylag, 3 Canada Goose plus 2 goslings, 1 drake Gadwall, 5 Mallard plus 6 ducklings, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Stonechat, 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker, WeBS)

Probus: 1 ad Purple Heron again in private garden and 1 Red Kite low over three times. (R Veal, BR Field)

Purple Heron – Reuben Veal

Tregoss: White Stork flew from ploughed field towards Bodmin at 16:30 but couldn’t be relocated. (P Roseveare, B Bosistow)

Penlee Point: seawatch 06:00-09:00: 43 Manx Shearwater west, 70 Guillemot west, 60 Gannet, 6 Cormorant, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Fulmar east, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 30 Herring Gull. (C Buckland)

Carnanton Woods: 1 Sparrowhawk at Spitfire Corner. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 2 Cuckoo, 1 male Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 17 Canada Goose, 7 Cormorant,1 Grey Heron,9 Mallard, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Black-headed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 51 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Buzzard, 34 Carrion Crow, 16 Jackdaw, 3 Magpie, 3 Cuckoo, 5 Stock Dove, 6 Blackbird, 1 Stonechat, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 7 Linnet, 3 House Sparrow, 2 Skylark, 2 Dunnock, 2 Wren, 5 Robin, 12 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff, 11 Willow Warbler, 15 Swallow, 2 Green-veined White and 1 Wall Brown. (DA Conway)

Windmill Farm: Cuckoo, lots more Whitethroats arrived this week. Also Four Spotted Chaser. (D Wright)

Whitethroat and Four-spotted Chaser – Dougy Wright

Nare Point: Lesser Whitethroat, Wheatear, 5 Swift. (D Wright)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Cuckoo calling, 20+ Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (D Chaney)

Men-an-tol: 1 Cuckoo, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 10 Swift, 5 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin. (R Hollis)

Porthleven: pair Stonechat with 3-4 fledged young. (C Richards)

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Friday 21st April 2017

Late news, 20/4, Maraziom Marsh: 1 Turtle Dove over marsh heading East at 19:40. (S.Cox)

Land’s End: 1 female Wheatear, Razorbill, Guillemot, Shag, Great Black-backed Gull, 6+ Buzzard, several Swallows, Fulmar, Gannets, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Linnets, Rock Pipit. (M Doveston)

Sennen Cove: 13 Whimbrel. (B Morris)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 27 Common Sandpiper and 1 Dunlin. (P St Pierre)

Penzance: 1 White Stork flew over heading west at 13:10. (M Bishop)

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)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Drake Garganey and Tufted Duck still. Also 5+ Little Egret, 1 Dunlin and 1 Common Sandpiper. (P St Pierre, DK Parker)

Marazion: 45 Whimbrel, 6 Dunlin, 19 Sanderling, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover and 4 Bar-tailed Godwit on the beach, 2 Shelduck. (P St Pierre, DK Parker, R Butts)

Lizard Point: 2 Great-Northern Diver (s.p) , 6 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 1 Woodchat Shrike (on hedgerow and feeding in ploughed field next to Lizard Village 07:10 – 07:20, searched for it later in the morning and no sign) 1 Wheatear, 39 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Tree Pipit. (B Bosistow)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Black Redstart. (D Wright)

Caerthillian Cove: 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler. (B Bosistow, D Wright)

Carthillian to the Lizard Point: 20 Wheatear. (D Wright)

Kynance Cove: 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroat. (B Bosistow, D Wright)

Kynance Cove to Soapy Cove (coastal path): 1(m) Ring Ouzel (above Kynance Cove),  10 Wheatears, 2 Swallows, 1 Willow Warbler, 12 Meadow Pipits, 1 Skylark, 4 Common Buzzards. (JH & K Dalziel)

Ruan Minor: 1 Female Common Redstart next to Bolenowe Animal Sanctuary. (B Bosistow)

Goonhilly Downs: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Siskin. (B Bosistow)

Maen Porth Beach area: 2 Little Egret up the valley heading inland, 1 heading east towards Swanpool, 1 Greenshank,1 Common Sandpiper still present on the muddy creek near the beach, Fulmar around the cliffs to the south/west side of the bay. (M Doveston)

Goss Moor: 1 Little Bunting still present, also 1 Cuckoo. (T Carson)

St Enodoc: 2 Yellowhammer, 12 House Martin at the golf course. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 Wood Sandpiper and drake Garganey still. (M Pass)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1m Lesser Scaup.

Rame: 7 Wheatears,1  Grasshopper Warbler, 2Willow Warblers, 8 Whitethroats,6m Blackcaps, several Chiffchaff,3 Buzzards, 2 Kestrels, 2 Ravens,1 Wood Warbler, Skylarks, 3 Collared Doves, 1Pied Wagtail, 1m Bullfinch. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Bude: 1 Sparrowhawk hunting in gardens. (R Maye) 3 Cattle Egret.

Maer Lake: 3 Cattle Egret.

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Thursday 22nd May 2014

Late news, 20/5 Grampound: 1 Red Kite over by-pass. (A Baptist)

Late news, 21/5, Longrock: 61 Sanderling and 13 Dunlin. (P St Pierre)

St Cleer: 1 White Stork reported. (P Journeaux)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Porth Kidney Beach: 5 Whimbrel and 18 Sanderling. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: 1 Purple Heron (C Barnard) plus 1 Turtle Dove over, 2 Swift, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and Reed Warblers. (A Mckechnie, R Farnes, B Mellow & T Mills) On the Marsh: 4 Mute Swan with 7 cygnets, 2 Greylag with c6 goslings, 6 Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, c50 Swallow, 6 Sand Martin, 4 House Martin, 7 Swift, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat with 3+ young and 3 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker)

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Purple Heron, Rod Farnes

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Purple Heron, Rod Farnes

 

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Purple Heron, Tony Mills

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Purple Heron with eel, Tony Mills

Marazion: 6 Whimbrel over plus 8 Sandwich Tern, 10 Oystercatcher and 2 Great Northern Diver offshore. (D Flumm, DK Parker & C Barnard)

Housel Bay: 1 f Red-breasted Flycatcher at the pond.

Lizard Point: 2 possible Storm Petrel past.

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 3 Great Northern Diver.

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