Thursday 30th April 2015

Late news, 29/4, Victoria – Withiel: 1 Bar-headed Goose. (J&G Peters)

Late news, 29/4, Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 5 Whimbrel and 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (P Fraser)

Tresillian: 1 Fieldfare again this morning in private garden. (D Cole)

Looe, West Watergate: 2 prs Yellowhammer feeding in our garden for the last week. (D Thorpe)

Marazion, Mounts Bay: 1 sum plum Pacific Diver. (P Whiteman) Later 5 Great Northern Diver. (D Britton)

PWhiteman_PacificDiver_300415Pacific Diver, Paul Whiteman

Porthgwarra: 1 Woodchat again. (M Wallace, J Swann, R Farnes)

RFarnes_Woodchat_300415Woodchat, Rod Farnes

The Rumps, Pentire Farm: 2 Blackbird, 1 Buzzard, 8 Carrion Crow, 1 Chaffinch, 20 Cormorant, 1 Dunnock, 3 Fulmar, 6 Goldfinch, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 32 Guillimot, c50 Herring Gull,16 House Sparrow, 16 Jackdaw, 2 Kestrel,1 Kittiwake, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Linnet, 3 Magpie, 2 Meadow Pipit, 22 Oystercatcher, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Puffin, 2 Raven, 18 Razorbill, 1 Robin, 26 Rock Pipit, c50 Rook, 21 Shag, 14 Skylark, 1 Song Thrush, 14 Stonechat, c50 Swallow, 4 Wheatear, 4 Whitethroat, 18 Wood Pigeon and 1 Wren. 6 Common Dolphin, 2 Grey Seal, 1 Fox, 28 Rabbit. (C&B Travis)

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Whitethroat, 6+ Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, 1 Bullfinch (male) 1 Skylark, numbers of Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. Near dam wall, 1 Dipper (the first I’ve seen at Stithians), 1 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

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Dipper, John St Ledger

St Just, Jericho Farm: 1 American Herring Gull. (M Ahmad, DK Parker, D Walbridge & D Britton)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Purple Heron at 06:30. (M Ahmad) Flew west at 09:30 (DK Parker, L Proctor B Dodd)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 m Garganey. (I Webster, DK Parker, J Bowen)

JBowen_Garganey_300415Garganey, Jayne Bowen

Marazion beach: 11 Whimbrel and 6 Sanderling. (J Bowen)

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Gunwalloe Church Cove: 4 Sand Martin, 21 Whimbrel and 1 Reed Warbler. (G Adams)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1w Ring-billed Gull. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)


Wednesday 29th April 2015

Ringing report: Mediterranean Gull, green ring RU15 seen at Ryan’s Field on 24/4 was ringed as a pullus at Polder de Sebastopol, France on 29/6/14. It has since been reported from Camel Estuary in September and Hayle Estuary in October, before returning to France, where it was seen at Finistere in February. (M Grantham)

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Late news, 28/4, Tresillian: 1 Fieldfare in private garden at 8.10 am. (D Cole)

Late news, 28/4, Gorrangorras: 5 Mute Swan, 4 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Turnstone and 1 Coal Tit by the cemetery. (D Chaney)

Port Holland: 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver. (J Thomas)

Hannafore Point: c100 Whimbrel in 3 flocks 65, 15 and 20 this afternoon. (C Imms)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose with 5 goslings, 1 hybrid goose, 5 Mallard with 5 ducklings, 1 Cormorant, 12 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 7 Moorhen, c100 Sand Martin, c5 Swallow, 1 Stonechat and 5 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker) plus this evening, 11 Whimbrel over and 2 Grasshopper Warbler singing. (DK Parker)

RFarnes_SedgeWarbler_280415Sedge Warbler, Rod Farnes, 28/4/15

Penzance: 11+ Purple Sandpiper and 12 Whimbrel on Battery rocks plus 5 Sandwich Tern and drake Eider offshore still associating with a Great Black-backed Gull. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Great Crested Grebe. (B Dodd)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Ring-billed Gull on the Estuary. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Helston Loe Pool: 1 juv Iceland Gull. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kynance: 1 m Ring Ouzel near small pool west of the farm.

Porthallow: 1 Water Rail in the withy field. (M Nattrass)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Long-tailed Duck still.


Tuesday 28th April 2015

Late news, 18/4, East Taphouse: 1 Hoopoe in garden. (H Corcoran)

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Late news, 15/4, Gunwalloe: 20 – 30 Sand Martin. (J Wright)

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St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 ad Glaucous Gull. (P Freestone)

Lands End: 1 Whitethroat seen singing on cycle path, 1 Kestrel over coast path. (D Jenkins)

Penzance, Chyandour: 58 Whimbrel (later over Marazion Marsh RSPB), 1 drake Eider and 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Purple Heron. (M Ahmad) plus 9 Whimbrel. (MJ Spicer)

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St John’s Ford: 12 Whimbrel. (A Blonden)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose with 5 goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 2 Teal, 6 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 10 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 9 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, c100 Sand Martin,  c10 Swallow, 3 Swift, 2 Stonechat and 3 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker) 1 Great White Egret reported again.

Sennen: 50 Whimbrel on the Green this evening. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Falmouth, Swanpool Point: 8 Whimbrel and 1 Whitethroat, singing. Swanpool: 3 Common Swift, 10 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Mute Swan sitting, 1 Raven over, 2 singing Blackcap, 1 singing Reed Warbler and 1 Green Woodpecker. Pendennis Point: 1 Kestrel and 3 Linnet, East side, 5 Whimbrel and 2 Oystercatcher. Half hour sea watching: 1 Great Northern Diver distantly on sea, c15 Guillemot, 1 Fulmar, 2 Storm Petrel distantly west, 4 Common Tern west and 10+ Gannet. (D Chaney)


Monday 27th April 2015

Late news, 26/4, Sennen, Newshop: 80 Swallow, 20 Sand Martin, 3 House Martin and 1 Wheatear. (C Barnard)

Late news, 26/4, Marazion beach: 57 Whimbrel. (C Barnard)

Callington, Kit Hill: 3 Cuckoo and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (L West)

Rosewall Hill: 7 Ring Ouzel (inc. 1+ males), 2 Wheatear, 2 Swallow & 1 Whitethroat. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Porthgwarra: 1 Woodchat plus 1 Grasshopper Warbler heard. (MJ Spicer, B Field, C Barnard, DK Parker)

BField_Woodchat_270415Woodchat, Brian Field

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Sandwich Tern, 12 Whimbrel, 1 Dunlin. Also 50+ Common Dolphin in two pods. One pod went in close to Maenporth. (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_WhimbrelDunlin_270415Whimbrel + Dunlin, John St Ledger

St Ives, Buttermilk Hill: 4 (3f + 1m) Ring Ouzel. (S Turner)

Penberth: 1 Black Kite late evening. (N Milligan)

Looe: 1 m Eider.

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 9 Whimbrel this evening. (S Rowe)

Lands End: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 14+ Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 40 Swallow, 20 Sand Martin and 3 House Martin. (C Barnard)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  3 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear, 50+ Sand Martin and 10 Swallow. (C Barnard) Plus 1 Swift over (DK Parker) and 1 Great White Egret again at 09:00. (L Proctor) and went to roost at 20:35. (D Britton)

Sennen: 33 Whimbrel on the Green this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Crows an Wra: 1 juv Iceland Gull just east of here. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Just: 1 m Black Redstart at Kenython. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kenidjack: 1 Wryneck again at seaward end today. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull present again. (D Britton)

Gorrangorras: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel and 1 Greenshank. (D Chaney + S Perfect)

College Reservoir: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, Mallard with 12 ducklings and 9 additional Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 sitting Mute Swan (on what had been an island), 1 Little Egret, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 10+ Canada Goose, c10 Swallow, c.10 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 1+ Raven over (h) Blackcaps, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs (D Chaney) plus 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 6 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow and 4 Buzzard. (S Perfect)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Coal Tit in the car park, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 50+ Sand Martin, 20+ Swallow and 2 House Martin. (D Chaney)

Marazion: 3 Great Northern Diver offshore. (L Proctor)


Sunday 26th April 2015

Late news, 25/4, 11.30—midnight, Truro: 1 or possibly 2 Tawny Owl hooting at the back of my house. (D Jenkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB 07.30hrs: 1 Great White Egret, 1 Swift and 1 Green Woodpecker. (I Webster) Also 1 Little Egret & 30 Sand Martin. (D Flumm) Later, 6 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose with 5 goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 4 Teal, 4 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 12 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret (again roosting in the pines), 1 Little Egret, 12 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, c150 Sand Martin,  c5 House Martin, c50 Swallow, 1 Swift, 4 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker)

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Marazion: 2 Sandwich Tern offshore. (D Flumm) also 1 Great Northern Diver.

Nancledra: 1 Dipper. (I Webster)

Bakers Pit NR: 1 Cuckoo. (I Webster)

Sancreed: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier (Carn Euny and later Bartinney Downs), 1 1w Iceland Gull, 1 Cuckoo, 5 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Whitethroat and 3 Blackcap. (D Flumm)

DFlumm_IcelandGull_260415Iceland Gull, Dave Flumm

Stithians Reservoir: 1 m Golden Oriole early afternoon at South end. Also 2 Stock Dove, 1 Snipe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Coot, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 4+ Cormorant, 1 m Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker over and 3+ Buzzard. Around the feeders, 3 Greenfinch and 1 Reed Bunting. On the southern cut-off, 2 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, Grey Heron, and Canada Goose. (D Eva, D Chaney and S Perfect)

KODAK Digital Still CameraGolden Oriole, Dan Chaney

Windmill Farm: 2 Cuckoo, 1 Whitethroat, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Sedge Warblers, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (CBWPS and CWT Walk, D Wright)

Trevalga (Short Island): 2 Puffin, 12+ Razorbill and 40+ Guillemot. (B Byrne)

Rosudgeon: 1 m Sparrowhawk in garden. (A James)

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Treeve Common: 1 f Ring Ouzel. (P & H Taylor)

Kenidjack: 1 Wryneck. (JD Swann) and 1 Whinchat at seaward end. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Sennen: 1 juv Iceland Gull. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Nanquidno: 1 Ring Ouzel. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Common Sandpiper. Lelant: 1 Firecrest. Estuary: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 4 Great Northern Diver, 300+ Manx Shearwater, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Whimbrel, auks, Gannets, Fulmars, Shelduck and Swallows. Also Bottlenose Dolphins, 15+ Common Dolphin and 2 – 3 Basking Shark one of which breached 3 times!. (D Chaney, S Perfect) Swanpool: 1 Long-tailed Duck.

Penlee Point: 1 f Golden Oriole.


Saturday 25th April 2015

Late news, 24/4, Rame: 1 Red Kite. (P Binnie)

Rosewall Hill: 15 Ring Ouzel (mostly females) and 6 Wheatear. (S Rogers, G Adams, D Jenkins J Chapple – video)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull. (S Rogers) Plus 1 Cuckoo, 1 Whitethroat and 25 Whimbrel. (P Freestone, D Jenkins)

Marazion Beach: 55 Whimbrel, 10 Sanderling, 6 Turnstone, 5 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher and 3 Great Northern Diver. (D Eva)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at 20:25. (MJ Spicer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Oystercatcher on nest. (D Jenkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose with 5 goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 3 Teal, 5 Mallard (with 1 broods of ducklings), 1 Cormorant, 11 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret (again roosting in the pines), 2 Little Egret, 15 Moorhen, 2 Sparrowhawk, c100 Sand Martin,  c5 House Martin, c30 Swallow, 2 Swift, 1 Kingfisher and 5 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker, D Eva, C Barnard, A James)


Great White Egret, Dave Parker

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Crowan Beacon: Ring Ouzel and 5+ Wheatear this evening. (C Benton)

Sennen Cove: 2 Whimbrel on main beach this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthcurno: 2 Basking Sharks offshore Minack Theatre this afternoon. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kenidjack: 1 m Ring Ouzel on the coast path between Kenidjack and Cape Cornwall plus 1 Wryneck again at the bottom of the valley. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Church Cove: 1 Wryneck.

Porthgwarra: 1 Wryneck south of Halfway Wall.


Friday 24th April 2015

Late news 22/4, Cot Valley: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (T Mcgowan)

Late news 22/4, Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 f Redstart. (P Fraser)

St Ives: 12+ Ring Ouzel, 3m Wheatear and 1 Green Woodpecker at Buttermilk Hill. (DK Parker V Stratton)

Zennor: 2 singing Cuckoo at Eagles Nest. (DK Parker)

Porthgwarra: Iceland Gull at Arden Sawah and Wryneck in garden of Granary Cottage, Raftra. (MD Wallace)

Cot Valley: A ‘brown’ male Pied Flycatcher and a male Ring Ouzel. (N Wheatley)

Land’s End: Wryneck along cycle track. (JD Swann OrioleBirding)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Great White Egret still at 08:10 plus 27 Whimbrel over. (L Proctor, C Barnard)

Marazion Beach: 19 Whimbrel. (C Barnard)

Porthgwarra: (up to the wall 9 – 10.30) 1 Wryneck (on path by top of 60ft), 6 Sand Martin, 7 Barn Swallow, 1 Redwing, 4 Whitethroat, 7 Blackcap and 11 Chiffchaff. (P Fraser)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull ( 1 with a green ring on it’s right leg coded RU15), 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (MJ Spicer)

Nanquidno: 1 House Martin, 1 Stock Dove, 5 Whitethroat and 3 Blackcap. (MJ Spicer)

Trevose Head: 1 m Ring Ouzel. (R Augarde)

RAugarde_ROuzel_240415Ring Ouzel, Richard Augarde

St Gothians NR: 1  ad. Glaucous Gull,  1 Little Ringed Plover,   2 Wheatear and  5 Sand Martin. (C Barnard)

Sennen Cove: 1 Common Sandpiper on main beach this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Lands End: 1 Ring Ouzel in field opposite Trinity Pool.  (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Scillonian, Penzance -Wolf Rock: 24 Gannet, 89 Manx Shearwater, 21 Guillemot, 7 Razorbill, 1 Puffin, 2 Fulmar,11 Herring Gull, 5 Greater Black-backed Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 1 drake Eider, 40 Whimbrel, 2 Mute Swan, 10 Turnstone, 6 Sanderling, 3+ Harbour Porpoise, c12 Common Dolphin at the Runnelstone seen on both outward and return journeys. (P&H Taylor + BJH Dodd)