Sunday 19th May 2019

Late news, 18/5, Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Shelduck, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Curlew, 2 Great Tit, 1 Magpie, 1 Buzzard. (K. Bowers) Estuary: 5 Shelduck, 5 Goldfinch, 3 Curlew, 3 Little Egret, 4 Swallow, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Cormorant. (K. Bowers)

Sedge Warbler, Kevin Bowers

Shelduck, Kevin Bowers

Lizard, Bass Point: 1 Dusky Warbler in brambles just before the final bungalow along footpath to cliff. (J Foster et al) Still present but elusive to 18:00. (S Rowe)

Lizard, Housel Bay: 1 Black-headed Wagtail (feldegg) in pond area all afternoon. (T Blunden et al) Also 3 Spotted Flycatcher. (I Maclean)

Black-headed Wagtail, Tony Blunden

Black-headed Wagtail, Steve Rowe

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Pink-footed Goose (NW arm), c60 House Martin, c60 Swallow, c15 Swift, c10 Sand Martin. (R Veal, R Augarde, B Mellow)

Polgigga: 1 Woodchat Shrike still along Bosisto Lane. (K Wilson) Black Redstart again at Higher Bosistow.

Land’s End: 1 Storm Petrel, 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Greenshank at Treeve Moor Pool. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde)

Bude headland: (8am-10am) 12 Fulmar, 29 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 4 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 Stonechat, 2 Greenfinch, 6 Linnet, 8 Raven, and 2 Carrion Crow. (N Bastin)

Fulmar, Nigel Bastin

Fulmar, Nigel Bastin

Trewellard: 1 Cuckoo heard and seen flying around Bal Hill. (L Winn)

Colliford reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 56 Canada Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 16 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Mallard, 1 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 54 Carrion Crow, 26 Jackdaw, 4 Magpie, 2 Cuckoo, 3 Stock Dove, 9 Blackbird, 1 Wheatear, 5 Swallow, 6 Sand Martin, 7 Meadow Pipit, 1 Skylark, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Linnet, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Stonechat, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Dunnock, 3 Wren and 7 Willow Warbler. (DAConway)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 2 Skylark, 7 Oystercatcher. (S Grose) Also 1 Turtle Dove, 4 Whimbrel. (I Maclean)

Lizard Youth Hostel Garden: 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (I Maclean)

Lizard Village: 1 Great Northern Diver over. (I Maclean)

Kynance: 3 Cuckoo at Carn Goon. (S Grose)

Seaton Country Park: 3 Buzzard, 5 House Sparrow (3 male 2 female), 6 Mallard (inc female with 9 young), 1 Robin, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Willow Warbler; Butterflies – Speckled Wood, Red Admiral, Orange Tip, Large White, Small White. (R. Barlow)

College Reservoir: 2 Mute Swan with 5 cygnets, 1 pair Great Crested Grebe with 3 young and 2 other pairs on nests, Mallard with 3 young, Tawny Owl with one chick (D Eva)

Windmill Farm: 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 12 Mallard, 3 Gadwall. (D Wright)

Cuckoo, Dougy Wright

Croft Pascoe: 2 Crossbill, 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (M Nattrass) Also 9 Crossbill (including 4+ males), 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Siskin, 1 Cuckoo. (R Veal, R Augarde et al)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Basin: 4 Little Egret, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Whimbrel, 1pr Shelduck, 8 Black-headed Gull at 15.15pm. (M Webb)

Porthgwarra: 5 Puffin, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Great Skua, 2 Common Scoter, 3000 Manx Shearwater in 30 minute seawatch. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde)

Cape Cornwall: juv Iceland Gull in field by car park. (P Roseveare)

West Pentire: 30 Fulmar, 7 Oystercatcher (1pr defending a territory), 2 Kestrel (1 carrying slow worm prey), 4 Raven, 16 Linnet, 1 Skylark. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Cuckoo, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Stonechat. Also 2 Green Tiger Beetle. (R Hollis)

Marazion Beach: 24 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin; 4 Turnstone & 1 Ringed Plover. (J Hawkey)

Downderry: 10 Great Northern Diver on sea, with 4 movig West before 0820; also 4 Common Scoter, 11 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sandwich Tern. 1 Whimbrel on the beach. (A Payne)

Caradon Hill: 11 singing Yellowhammer, 2 Cuckoo. (P Fraser)

Newquay: 1 Dipper under Trevemper Bridge. (S Grose)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Cuckoo (B Craven)

Rinsey Cliff to Trewarvas Cliff: Nesting  Kittiwakes, Fulmars and Herring Gulls, mixed group of adult and young Cormorants, approx 8 birds, several pairs Linnets, Goldfinches, Meadow Pipits, Stonechats. (N Wills)

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Saturday 18th May 2019

Late news, 11/5, Loe Pool: 1 Avocet and 1 Dunlin at the margin of Loe Bar. (S Wherry)

Late news, 17/5, RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise: (Light northerly, full cloud cover but becoming brighter later, good light, slight sea). Penzance to Wolf Rock: 25 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 303 Manx Shearwater, Fulmar, 2 Cormorant, 11 Gannet, 1 Shag, 5 Guillemot, 25 Kittiwake, 1 Great Northern Diver, c12 Common Dolphin, c3 Bottlenose Dolphin, 1 Ocean Sunfish. Wolf to Scilly: 20 Shag, 14 Great Black-back Gull, 228 Manx Shearwater, 47 Gannet, 2 Fulmar, 7 Guillemot, 23 Kittiwake, 1 Puffin, 4 Herring Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver. Scilly to Wolf Rock: 24 Herring Gull, 37 Shag, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 56 Gannet, 201 Manx Shearwater, 1 Kittiwake, 4 Fulmar, 1 Guillemot, 3 Razorbill. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 26 Gannet, 109 Manx Shearwater, 2 Auk sp., 9 Guillemot, 5 Kittiwake, 8 Great Black–backed Gull, 2 Fulmar, 58 Herring Gull. (M Jones)

Late news, 17/5, Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Common Sandpiper. (P St Pierre)

Lizard/Chapel Lane: 1 Bee-eater (low over village cafe at 12-25) , Hobby, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 3 Cuckoo (M Pass) 2+ Bee-eater heard over Housel Bay. (I Maclean)

Polgigga: 1 Woodchat still present along Bosisto Lane, on hedge between potato fields, one field back towards road. (R Augarde et al) Plus 1 m Black Redstart at Higher Bosistow. (S Rowe) Arden Sawah: 1 Turtle Dove still. (R Augarde et al)

Turtle Dove, John Eaton

Black Redstart, Steve Rowe

Bass Point/Church Cove: 1 Wryneck, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Wheatear ( M Pass )

Tregoss: 1 Red Kite over with asymmetrical wing damage to both wings- query shotgun wounds. Flying well though.
(J Rance)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Grey Plover, c130 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Whimbrel. (R Veal)

Loe Pool: 25 Reed Warbler, 14 Sand Martin, 6 Cetti’s Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Sedge Warbler, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Mallard plus broods of 7 and 4 ducklings, 5 Dunlin (G Adams)

Loe Bar: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Whitethroat. (G Adams)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Cuckoo, 5 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting on nest, Chaffinch on nest, Goldfinch on nest. (D Eva)

St Issey: 1 Red Kite at Cannalidgey. (P Roseveare)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 3 Ringed Plover. (A Langdon)

Porth Reservoir: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 1 Cormorant, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 f Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Trewassick: 2 Skylark, 1 Whitethroat, 1 m Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Croft Pascoe: 2 (m&f) Crossbill feeding on mature cones, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker at nest hole feeding young, pair Chaffinch at nest feeding young, several Siskins, Willow Warblers & Chiffchaffs. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Downderry: 11 Great Northern Diver on the sea and another flew west before 0825. Also 13 Manx Shearwater. (A Payne)

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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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Thursday 16th May 2019

Polgigga: 1 Woodchat at end of Bosistow Lane, plus 1 Turtle Dove again. (M Wallace) Also 1 Whinchat at Higher Bosistow (K Wilson) and 1 Turtle Dove still at Arden Sawah. (M Wallace)

Marazion beach: 6 Grey Plover, 47 Sanderling, 15 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel, 6 Ringed Plover. (S. Rogers, P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Redshank. (S. Rogers)

Helston boating lake: c30 Swift. (M Hoggett)

Port Isaac: 3 Red Kite over. (S Stratton)

Newquay: 1 Red Kite at 07.45 flying south above A3059. (E Turnbull)

Gwendreath: 4 Red Kite over at 14:10, drifted over the fields to Gwenter.  Another Red Kite over at 14:30. (P. Bedford)

Bodmin Moor: 1 Red Kite at De Lank Quarry. (G Treadwell)

Red Kite, Gary Treadwell

Kenidjack: 1 Spotted Flycatcher in field opposite sewerage works. (S Williams) Also 1 Pied Flycatcher (f) and 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (P Clarke)

Grampound: 1 Red Kite over east. (M Jones)

Porth Joke: 1 Dunlin, 12 Whimbrel, 3 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 4 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Sedge Warbler, 84 House Martin, 44 Swallow, 3 Common Swift, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (B Bosisto L Payne) 1 Plus 1 Whinchat, c30 Swift this evening. (S Rowe)

Nanjizal: 1 m Nightjar, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Turtle Dove, 3 Reed Warbler, few Sedge Warbler, (including a French-ringed bird), 1 Redpoll, 3 Tree Sparrow. (K Wilson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 10 Grey Plover (2 in s.pl.), 115 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (P St Pierre) Also later, 45 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 7 Whimbrel, 4 Wigeon and 1 Fulmar flying inland this evening. (R Veal)

Lands End: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Turtle Dove and 1 Hobby. (M Elliot, C Moore)

Redruth, Fourlanes: 1 Red Kite and 1 Kestrel over road. (S Caddy)

Nanquidno: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (C Moore)

St Gothian Sands: 6 Coot, including pr with 4 young and 4 Dunlin. (MJ Spicer)

Truro: 2 Dipper and 1 Grey Wagtail on Kenwyn River. (MJ Spicer)

Rame: 1 Spotted Flycatcher at Polhawn, 1 Whinchat along the Military Road and 1 Willow Warbler at Penlee (M Beer, C Buckland)

Maer Lake: 46 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 4 Greenshank, 3 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, also pr Shelduck with 5 ducklings. (S Border)

Hawksland, St Issey: 1 Red Kite. (P Roseveare)

Ventonleague: 1 Red Kite moving East. (P Rutter)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Common Sandpiper, 11 Mute Swan, 7 Mallard, 4 Moorhen. (K. Bowers)

Common Sandpiper, Kevin Bowers

Penwithick: 15 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch, 5 Chaffinch, 4 Dunnock. (K. Bowers)

House Sparrows, Kevin Bowers

House Sparrows, Kevin Bowers

Millpool nr Rosudgeon:  2 Red Kites circling low and swooping through private garden as yesterday for approx 5 mins at 9:30, 2 newly-fledged Magpies juv being tended throughout day by both parents (had noticed adjacent nest site in very tall ivy-clad tree mid April), Holly Blue female on same holly plant for 30mins 13:00, Orange Tip male and female Bullfinches feeding on niger seed together on ground for many sessions of 20 mins+  (M Claughton)

Falmouth: 1 Red Kite over Mongleath area at 15.00hrs.(J St Ledger)

Tregarne, St Keverne: 1 Red Kite. (N Chandler)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 m Garganey.

Siblyback Lake: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 1 m Linnet, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Swift, many Swallows & House Martins, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Canada Goose with 5 Goslings, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Jay. (I Juliane)

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Sunday 12th May 2019

Late news, 11/5, Stithians Reservoir: 5 Common Swift, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron (including 1 juv). (D Chaney)

Trelevear, nr Coverack: male Woodchat Shrike on the road to Treleaver Farm. (J Foster, L Ozsanlav-Harris, T Phelps, L Langley, M Doyle) 1 Wheatear, Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat. (S Bury, D Wright)

Garden Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat – Dougy Wright

Land’s End: 1 Serin, 1 Redpoll, 1 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail. (P St Pierre) 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Marsh Harrier over. (R Augarde, B Mellow) Also 1 Garden Warbler. (S Rowe)

Penlee Point: 1 Golden Oriole reported.

Brew Pool, Sennen: 1 Marsh Harrier and 7 Red Kite over. (S Rowe)

Trevilley: 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing. (P St Pierre) 4 Red Kite over. (R Augarde, B Mellow)

Truro: 1 Red Kite. (B Mellow, R Augarde)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Cuckoo over this morning. (S Rogers)

Marazion Beach/Mount’s Bay: 10 Sanderling, 8 Whimbrel, 7 Sandwich Tern, 2 Great Northern Diver. (S Rogers)

Mount’s Bay: 1 ad pale Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Chapel Point, Mevagissey: 3 Whimbrel, 4 Blackcap, 8 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 House Martin, 16 Swallow, 1 Wheatear, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher. (B Bosisto)

Skewjack: Marsh Harrier & 2 Red Kite over at 15:40. (M Wallace)

Garrow Tor, Bodmin Moor: 1 Red Kite overhead moving west, 2 Cuckoo. (P Crispin, L Ford)

Croft Pascoe Plantation: 2 Cuckoo, 10 Siskin, 2 Pied Flycatcher (1 poss juv), 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Willow Warbler. (J Evans)

Goss Moor: singing Lesser Whitethroat. (D Julian)

St Dennis to Whitemoor: 3 Cuckoo, 5 House Martin, 2 Swallow, 1 female Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Whitethroat, 8 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 9 Sand Martin at nest site. (P Ash)

Cuckoo and Stonechat – Paul Ash

Mousehole: 3 prs of Fulmar at the end of Cave Lane. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 pr Mute Swan, 1 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, 31 Tufted Duck, 3 Shelduck, 8 Coot +3&2 young, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Linnet, 1 Raven, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 House Martin, 5 Stonechat, 1 Buzzard, ‘many’ Sand Martin, 1 Great Northern Diver off Godrevy lighthouse. (S Grose)

Penhale Point, nr Perranporth: 13 Linnet, 2 Whimbrel +1 predated Bird, 2 Puffin off Carters Rocks. (S Grose)

Lerryn Creek, Fowey: Shelduck plus ten ducklings. (R Kirkwood)

Shelduck with young – Rupert Kirkwood

Penwithick: 1 Jay, 15 House Sparrow, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Great Tit, 7 Chaffinch, 2 Blue Tit. (K Bowers)

Bullfinch and Great Tit – Kevin Bowers

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Friday 3rd May 2019

New Membership Secretary:  As of 1st May Carol Hughes has taken over from Angela Moore as Membership Secretary for the Society. Carol writes: “I was born in Cornwall and have lived the majority of my life in the small village of Ruan Lanihorne. I gained an interest in wildlife as a whole quite late in life, but have been a member of Wild Roseland (link) since its inauguration and hold several positions. I have been recording for the BTO, Wildlife Trust and UK Butterfly Conservation for many years and help with a number of wildlife surveys. I have recently taken up an interest in moths and was lucky enough to find a first for Cornwall in my first year.”

The Society is very grateful to Angie for her many years of tireless service as Membership Secretary, and wishes her all the best in her future endeavours.

Membership enquiries and requests should continue to be sent to membership@cbwps.org.uk , where they will now be directly received by Carol. Membership documentation on the website will shorty be updated to reflect on these personnel changes.

Late news, 2/5, Tintagel: 2 Swallows flying around Camelot Castle and another flying in the churchyard at St Materiana’s Church. (J Worth)

Late news, 2/5, Penzance, Wherrytown Beach: 3 Ruddy Turnstone (J Evans)

Carn Gloose: Woodchat Shrike still present by the bench. (S Williams, S Rogers)

Kenidjack: Hoopoe still present in top fields north of the valley, also 2 Bullfinch. (M Ferris, N Wheatley et al.) Please keep to public footpaths and on no account enter any of the fields.

Sennen: 56 Whimbrel on the green with 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (M Ferris)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Purple Heron dropped into Cheshire Homes section at c09:25 but not seen since. (DK Parker) Also Grasshopper Warbler reeling, drake Gadwall and 5 Teal. (P St Pierre, DK Parker) Glossy Ibis returned to the marsh at 18:20, also 1 Redshank in the eastern corner. (P & S Rogers)

Mounts Bay: 6 Great Northern Diver & 5 Eider plus 18 Whimbrel on Marazion beach. (S Rogers, P St Pierre, DK Parker)

Heligan: 2 Swallows on roof of Lobbs farm shop. (R. Barlow)

Bodmin Moor – De Lank Water works to Garrow Tor: 1 Whinchat (male), 2 Redstart (m&f), 10 Wheatear, 3 pairs Reed Bunting, 4 Mistle Thrush, 3 Cuckoo, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Skylark, 10+ Swallow, 1 Sparrowhawk (male), 1 Kestrel (male), numbers of Meadow Pipit, Linnet and Stonechat. Also 6 Red Deer and 2 Roe Deer. (J St Ledger, D Conway)

Hayle: 3 Swift circling over Foundry Square this evening (J Evans)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Great crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Coot, 1 Common Sandpiper, & 1 Yellowhammer at Trewassick. (S Grose)

Newquay: 8 Whimbrel on rocks behind Headland Hotel this evening they then flew to the Golf Course. (D Grose)

St Breward: 2 Mistle Thrush just up from the football club. (D Trevelyan)

Thursday 2nd May 2019

Late news, 30/4, Hannafore: 1 f Wheatear, 35 whimbrel, pair Grey Wagtail collecting food, pair Stonechats, several Rock Pipit, several swallows, 1 grey seal  (I Juliane)

Late news, 1/5, Hannafore: 4 Whimbrel, several Rock Pipit, several swallows, pair Stonechats, several House Martins, 1 f Pheasant, 1 f Orange Tip butterfly   (I Juliane)

Late news, 1/5, Sennen: 28 Whimbrel and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on the green pm, also Female Redstart along public footpath near trinity cottages. 1 Sedge Warbler along cycle track (Sennen end), 2 Sand Martin, 3 House Martin 12+ Swallow. (M Ferris)

Windmill Farm: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Whitethroat, 12 Sedge Warbler, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cuckoo,  numerous Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler. (D Wright)

Restronguet: Osprey at 09:20 at least. (J Chapple)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis at 13:00 also drake Gadwall and 4 Teal. (DK Parker) Also 1 Dunlin. (P St Pierre)

Kenidjack: Hoopoe still present in cattle field at cSW36353247 viewable from the gate. Please keep to public footpaths and on no account enter any of the fields. (DK Parker) Hoopoe still present 18:30. (M Ferris)

Hoopoe – Dave Parker

Hoopoe – Dave Parker

Carn Gloose: Male Woodchat Shrike on the right hand side of the road behind the wooden bench, c100 metres before the chimney. (L Proctor et al.) Storm Petrel offshore. (M Ferris)

Woodchat – Mike Spicer

Maer Lake: 18 Sand Martins, 2 Common Sandpipers, 4 Shelducks, 15 Teal, 2 Mallard with 6 juveniles, 2 Great Black Backed Gulls, 1 Herring gull, 2 Whimbrels, 2 Greenfinches, 1 Blackcap, 6 Wood Pigeons. (H Kendall)

Cheesewring, Bodmin Moor: 2 Cuckoo, 1 Swift, 4 Wheatear. (S Wheatley)

Watchcroft area: 10 Linnet, 5 Skylark, 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Cuckoo, 2 Buzzard, one playing with a live vole on the ground, 2 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Kestrel, 10 Whitethroat all in display flight, 3 juv Stonechat, 50+ Meadow Pipit (J Evans)

Tresillian River:  8 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 5 Black-tailed Godwit. (P. Pearson)

Fowey River: Grey Wagtail,  Kingfisher and Dippers. (N Bryant)

Land’s End: 1 Sedge Warbler along cycle track (Sennen end), singing Reed Warbler Lands End. 1 female Wheatear Mayon Cliff. (M Ferris)

Location withheld: Honey Buzzard over a wood in East Cornwall. (R Barlow)

Porthilly Point: 1 Swift, 2 Common Sandpiper, 20+ Sand Martin, 1 Sandwich Tern,1 Raven. (S Grose)

St Ives: 20+ Gannets, 30+ Cormorants and one Rock Pipit on The Island (K Money)

Carbilly Tor: 1 Common Redstart (m) K. Dalziel