Thursday 31st March 2016

Late news, 30/3, Stithians Reservoir: 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Swallow, 4 Sand Martin, 2 Goldeneye, 3 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe ( D. Eva )(sorry Daniel, tony)

Late photo, 30/3, Treen Common: 1 m Yellowhammer. (R Farnes)

RFarnes_Yellowhammer_300316Yellowhammer, Rod Farnes

Truro, Idless: 5 Redpoll including 1 in full spring plumage on nyger seed between 7am and 9am. (B Kennett)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Lelant Saltings: c40 (5 ad, 2 2w, 33 1w) Mediterranean Gull, (1 1w bearing a green ring). (R Veal) Also 1 Ring-billed Gull still off the causeway this afternoon. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer) Ryan’s Field: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1m Reed Bunting, 2 Snipe. (R Veal) Copperhouse Creek: 2 Swallow flew through 2 pm. (R Veal)

Newquay, Porth Joke: 6 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 80 Linnet and 2 Sparrowhawk. (S Rowe)

Porthgwarra: 1 Black Redstart.

Newlyn: 1 juv Glaucous Gull again in the harbour.

Perranuthnoe: 1 ad Pacific Diver offshore Boat Cove.

St Ives: 4 Swallow, 6 Sandwich Tern from the NCI Lookout also 1 Humpback Whale north of the Island early morning.

Godrevy: 1 juv Glaucous Gull at the point. (P Freestone)

Bedruthan Steps: 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Ring Ouzel behind NT shop.

Rame Head: 1 m Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 20 Chiffchaff, 2 m Wheatear and 1 Barn Owl. (C Buckland) Also 20+ Willow Warbler (many singing) and 5 + Chiffchaff (singing). (C Manville)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 4 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 15 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 13 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 5 Roe Deer in the field behind Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 1 Sandwich Tern and 6 Great Northern Diver offshore. (DK Parker)

Charlestown: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 male and 1 female Blackcap ( D Hastilow )


Wednesday 30th March 2016

Late news, 29/3, Helston boating lake: 60+ Sand Martin,  4 Swallow and 1 Greylag Goose. (S Bury)

Late news, 29/3, Marazion Beach (Red River to Penzance): 47 Turnstone (including 24 feeding on washed up Harbour Porpoise), 7 Sanderling, 1 Oystercatcher, also 14 Mediterranean Gull west (1 ad, 13 1st winter), 4 Sandwich Tern and 7 Great Northern Diver offshore. (D Chaney)

Falmouth: 1 sum plum Black Guillemot off Pendennis Point (west side), 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Bonxie and 2 Harbour Porpoise in the bay. (D Chaney) Gyllyngvase Beach: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Sandwich Tern and 7 Turnstone. (J St Ledger)

Towan Head: 8 Purple Sandpiper, 15+ Turnstone on rocks behind Headland Hotel 8 45 am. (M Lammas)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Siberian Chiffchaff, Yellow-browed Warbler and Bittern still. (DS Flumm, L Proctor, MJ Spicer & B Dodd)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Lelant Saltings: 1 Greenshank. (A James)

AJames_Greenshank_300316Greenshank, Alan James AJames_Greenshank2_300316Greenshank, Alan James

Goldsithney, Springfield Road: 1 m Black Redstart. (J Eaton)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Shelduck, 4 Mistle Thrush, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Wheatear and 2 Little Grebe. (B.Craven)

Bude: 7 Oystercatcher, 7 Turnstone, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 2 Skylark (H Wilkins)

Land’s End: 5 Rock Pipit, 1 Meadow Pipit, 6 Stonechat, c20 Starling, 1 Swallow, 1 Wheatear, c20 Fulmar, 2 Cormorant, 9 Shag, c100 Herring Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Raven and c50 Jackdaw. (J FitzGerald-Patrick, P&H Taylor)

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Skewjack: 1 Whooper Swan still, plus 1 Mute Swan. (P&H Taylor)

Kenidjack: 9 Swallow this afternoon. (P&H Taylor)

Kelynack: 4 Swallow on wires. (P&H Taylor)

Rame: Barn Owl, 1 f Black Redstart and 3 Swallow. C Buckland)

Pendower Beach: 1 juv Iceland Gull, 28 Sandwich Tern, 12 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver and 1 m Common Scoter. (R Wilkins)

Newquay near the Hospital: 2 Swallow over at 8.15 a.m. (D Grose)

Newlyn: 1 juv Glaucous Gull in the harbour.

St Ives: 14 Sandwich Tern and pod of Bottle-nosed Dolphin from NCI Lookout.

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 House Martin, 3 Swallow and 55 Sand Martin. (D Julian)

Rame Head: 1 Swallow and 14 singing Chiffchaff. (D Allan)


Tuesday 29th March 2016

Cambourne: 1 Water Rail feeding irregularly for last couple of days in private garden. (K Thomas)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1f Common Scoter, 1m Pochard, 1m Wigeon, 2 (pr) Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 8 Shelduck, 12 Tufted Duck (7m, 5f), 1 Water Rail, 4 Mute Swan (pr on nest), 10 Canada Goose (fighting), 1 Swallow, 1 Raven, 4 Rock Pipit (1 sum plum), 2 Skylark and 3 Meadow Pipit. (R Veal)

RVeal_RockPipit_290316Rock Pipit, Reuben Veal

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 imm Spoonbill still. (R Veal) Also 1 Common Sandpiper later.

Field east of Hayle’s Lidl; 15 Snipe. (R Veal)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit, 2 Goosander (1m 1f), 3 Nuthatch, 19 Tufted Duck, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Great Black-backed Gull and c15 Sand Martin. (R Mudge)

Mexico Beach, nr Godrevy: 4 Sandwich Tern flew west towards Hayle River Mouth. Also 3 Gannet and 1 Raven. (R Veal)

Truro, Idless: 3 Redpoll, 6 Siskin, 2 Marsh Tits, 2 Greenfinch on feeders this evening. (J Kennett)

Bude: 11 Turnstone (H Wilkins)

Nanquidno pool: 1 Green Sandpiper.  (C Moore)

Treraven Meadow: 1 Common Sandpiper, 14 Pied Wagtail, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Shelduck, 1 Curlew, 2 Teal and 16 Canada Geese. (N.Greaves)

Falmouth, Swanpool Beach: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 3 Black-throated Diver (1 in summer plumage) and 8 Sandwich Tern. Pendennis Point: 1 Slavonian Grebe. (J St Ledger) Falmouth town: 1 Jay in my front garden. (E Tackley)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 4 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 6 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 2 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 11 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Chiffchaff and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker, T Mills) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler again. (M Coller)

St Austell: 1 m Marsh Harrier and 3 Swallow flew north this afternoon. (J Chapple)

Newlyn harbour: 2 juv Glaucous Gull again. (M Coller)

Sennen Cove:-2 Sandwich Tern working close in.

St Ives: 2 Sandwich Tern and 1 Swallow. Also pod of Bottle-nosed Dolphin from the NCI Lookout.


Monday 28th March 2016

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Late News, 26/3, Coverack: 4 Sandwich Tern. (P. Bedford)

Late news, 27/3, Cleave: 4 Swallow, 16 Sand Martin and 4 Wheatear between duckpool and the radar dishes. (N Bastin)

Loe Pool: 1 Swallow. (P. Bedford)

Newlyn: 2 juv Glaucous Gull in harbour this afternoon. (T Mills)

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Long Rock: 2 doe Roe Deer, 2 Greylag and 2 Canada Geese in field behind Longrock Pool. (A James)

AJames_RoeDeer_280316Roe Deer, Alan James

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Sand Martin and 1 Swallow. (B Toms)

Stithians, Tregolls: 2 Dipper. (B Toms)

Egloshayle: 16 House Martin overflying S to N. (P McGregor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 juv Spoonbill, 1 juv Glaucous Gull, 10 Sandwich Tern (S Rogers, M Halliday). Also 10 Mediterranean Gull and 6 Little Egret. (M Coller)

SRogers_GlaucGull_280316Glaucous Gull, Steve Rogers

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 f Common Scoter, 1 m Pochard, 1 m Wigeon, 6 Tufted Duck. (S Rogers)

SRogers_CScoter_280316Common Scoter, Steve Rogers

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap ( D Hastilow)

Bude: 12 Turnstone, 1 Pied Wagtail and 1 Chiffchaff. (H Wilkins)

West Looe, seawatch: 15 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe in summer plumage, 1 Sandwich Tern and Gannets. (C Buckland)

Helston Boating Lake: 30+ Sand Martin (M Hoggett)

Coombe: 3 Swallow. (SM Taylor)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 4 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger)

Helford River: 1 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Iceland Gull. 1 m Mandarin Duck,  200+ Sand Martin, 5+ Swallow and 4 Chiffchaff. (M Coller)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler again in trees along Red River.

St Ives: 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Sand Martin, 1 f Kestrel, also a pod of Bottle-nosed Dolphin, all from NCI Lookout.

Lanhydrock: 1 Red Kite. (S Thomas)


Sunday 27th March 2016

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Late news, 23/3, Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 ad Franklin’s Gull reported and said also to be seen on Monday (21st March) and thought to have been in area since January.

Late news, 25/3, Egloskerry: 2 Swallow. (C Harvey)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 60+ Sand Martin and 1 m Mandarin. (D Flumm, I Webster)

Sancreed: 1 Sandwich Tern flew low NW across fields 12 noon. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 Cormorant and 1 imm Spoonbill.  (A James)

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Restronguet: 1 Osprey chased by 2 Raven, also 1 Sandwich Tern. (M Day)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 Sand Martin, 2 (pr) Gadwall, 1m Reed Bunting, 3m Teal, 2 (heard only) Cettis Warbler. (R Veal, J Boyd). Also 1 Yellow Browed Warbler reported c70m north of chalet.

Marazion beach + offshore: 1 Dunlin, 1 ad Shag. (R Veal, J Boyd)

Pentewan beach: 7 Sandwich Tern. (S Birt)

Gorran Haven: 1 Iceland Gull just off harbour wall. (A Whitelee)

AWhitelee_IcelandGull_270316Iceland Gull, Andrew Whitelee

Nare Head: 8+ Black-throated Diver, 7 Water Pipit in field on left just before the National Trust car park (A Whitelee)

Illogan: 1 m Lesser Redpoll still visiting private garden with goldfinches (J.Baker) 

Truro, St Clements: 3 Greenshank, 9 Shelduck, 6 Teal and 5 Little Egret. (S Rogers).

Maer Lake: 4 Black-tailed Godwit. (J & B Teague)

St. Ives: 4 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe) Also 2 Purple Sandpiper, 80+ Shag and a pod of Bottle-nosed Dolphin.

Walmsley Sanctuary:: 1 f Garganey. (D Julian)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 juv Iceland Gull over.

Stithians Reservoir: c20 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow and 1 Slavonian Grebe. (C Benton)


Saturday 26th March 2016

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Late news, 25/3, Land’s End: 5 Redwing. (P&H Taylor)

Late news, 25/3, Porthgwarra: 1 Wheatear came in off sea and c500 Manx Shearwater past in 3 hours. (P&H Taylor)

Truro, Idless: 1 Redpoll feeding on nyger with 6+ Siskin. (B Kennett)

Sancreed: 1 imm Iceland Gull, 122 Lesser & 14 Great Black-backed, 420 Herring & 2 Black-headed Gulls in fields SE of Sellan Farm. (D Flumm)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit at the car park, 1f Goosander, c25 Sand Martin, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1m Reed Bunting, 11 Tufted Duck and 1 Nuthatch. (R Mudge)

Mawnan, seawatch 1hr this afternoon:Black-throated Diver (West), 5 Gannet (West), 8 Great Black-backed Gull (6 West, 2 East), 23 Herring Gull (19 West, 4 East), 3 Sandwich Tern (West) and 2 Shag (on sea). (A Whitelee)

Gannel Estuary: 1 2w Iceland Gull present all day until 3.40pm when it flew off (report of Glaucous Gull on Birdguides is wrong!), 450 Herring Gull, 150 Great Black-backed Gull, 60 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Black-headed Gull, 1 Shelduck, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 3 Redshank and 2 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe)

Lizard Point seawatch: 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Great Skua, 33 Fulmar, 200 Guillemot, 210 Razorbill, 14 Puffin, 2 Common Scoter, 120 Gannet, 350 manx Shearwater, 1 Sandwich Tern also, Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Shag, Jackdaw, Raven, Kestrel and Rock Pipit. (T Blunden)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 juv Iceland Gull again at north end.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 imm Spoonbill on the Estuary again.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe again.

Bude: 7 Oystercatcher (H Wilkins)


Friday 25th March 2016

Dozmary Pool: 1 redhead Smew, 1 Lesser Scaup still and Tufted Duck. (M Jones, A Whitelee)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 imm Spoonbill, 1 Swallow, 50 Wigeon. (R Veal, J Boyd) Lelant Saltings: 1 imm Spoonbill. ( R Veal, J Boyd) Carnsew Pool: 3 (1w + 2 2w) Mediterranean Gull, 2 Greenshank and 3 Rock Pipit. (R Veal, J Boyd)

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 Chiffchaff singing. (D English)

Lizard Village (Lloyd’s Lane): 2 Yellow-browed Warbler together. (I Maclean)

Caerthillean: 1 Swallow. (I Maclean)

Goss Moor: 2 Willow Tit, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting ( D. Eva )

Trevose Head: 18 Corn Bunting, 6 Sand Martin and 2 Swallow. ( D.Eva )

Walmsley Sanctuary: 3 Ruff, 4 Lapwing, 10 Sand Martin, 6 Shoveler, 6 Pintail and 12 Gadwall. ( D.Eva )

Porthgwarra: 47 Golden Plover, 2 Raven, 2 Kestrel and at least 4 Harbour Porpoise. (D Flumm, A James, D Howard, T Mills) Also 7 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver west (Paul St Pierre)

DFlumm_GoldenPlover_250316Golden Plover, Dave Flumm
AJames_Kes+Jack_250316Kestrel + Jackdaw, Alan James AJames_Kestrel1_250316Kestrel, Alan James AJames_Kestrel2_250316 Kestrel, Alan James

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Goldeneye and at the feeding station, c12 Reed Bunting (mostly male), 5 Goldfinch, 1 m Greenfinch and 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (J St Ledger, C Benton, D Howard, T Mills)


Little Grebe, Tony Mills 

Rame: 1 Barn Owl again. (D Allan)

Watergate Bay: 1 Wheatear and 3 Swallow. (D Wright)

Portscatho, Porthcurnick beach: 1 Black Redstart. (R Gray)

Hell’s Mouth: 30+ Guillemot on ledges, some mating. (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_Guillemot_250316Guillemot, John St Ledger

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Sand Martin. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler opp. Holiday Chalet. (P Fraser)

Penzance, Lidden Crescent: 3 Buzzard circling for about 5 minutes. (S Chadwick)

Nanquidno: 1 Sand Martin, c60 Linnet, c25 Chaffinch, 11 Goldfinch and 5 Greenfinch. (DK Parker)

Bartinney Downs: 52 Golden Plover, 7 Buzzard, 2 Canada Geese, 3 Mallard and 1 Teal. (DK Parker)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1f Common Scoter, 1m Pochard, 1m Wigeon, 8 Sand Martin. (AR Pay, G Adams, P Freestone, MJ Spicer)

APay_Scoter_250316Common Scoter, Andy Pay

Pentire Point and The Rumps: 6 Fulmar, 4 Gannet, 3 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 1 Kestrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 60 Herring Gull, 12 Wood Pigeon, 8 Skylark, 12 Rock Pipit, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 4 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 25 Rook, 2 Carrion Crow and 5 Linnet. (M Scawen)

Kenidjack: 6 Swallow, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at sewage works and 4 Chiffchaff. (JH & K Dalziel)

Tregony: 3 Swallow flying east, 2 Little Egret in field north of Tregony Bridge. (A Whitelee)

St Anthony Head: 3 Gannet flying west. (A Whitelee)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 juv Iceland Gull.

Rame Head: 1 m Ring Ouzel.

St Ives: 1 Humpback Whale offshore 1430 from the NCI Lookout.

Padstow – Harlyn Bay coast path: 2 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 40+ Golden Plover, 1 Wheatear and 1 singing Corn Bunting. (B Macdonald)

RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise sightings, (Penzance to Wolf Rock): 46 Gannet, 17 Purple Sandpiper, 12 Manx Shearwater, 4 Common Scoter, 4 Fulmar, 4 Guillemot, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Eider and 17 Common Dolphin. (Wolf Rock to Penzance) 41 Manx Shearwater, 11 Gannet and 4 Kittiwake  (MAhmad & DAConway) (Wolf Rock to Scilly) 43 Gannet, 1 Fulmar and 2 Common Dolphin. (Scilly to Wolf Rock) 4 Kittiwake, 2 Gannet, 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Manx Shearwater.  (MAhmad & DAConway)

Sennen, Brew Pool: 1 Merlin (Paul St Pierre)