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)


Saturday 30th March 2019

Devoran Quay: Lesser Yellowlegs still present. (K Dalziel & J Hawkey)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler again. (S Rowe)

Porthgwarra: Stone Curlew over at 11:25 appeared to drop west of Roskestal. 11:50 flushed from moor by walkers to north of Halfway Wall. (M Wallace)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis, Garganey and Water Pipit. (PA Fraser, B Hibbett) 2 Water Pipit, 3 Swallow, 15 Sand Martin, 1 male Gadwall, 7 Shoveler including 2 displaying males. (G&L Carr)

Garganey – Jen Witheywood

Polgigga: Siberian Chiffchaff still at the duckpond. (J Miller)

Siberian Chiffchaff – John Miller

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey flew in 17:13, hovered briefly then went E. Lack of gulls beforehand would suggest it came over earlier as well. (R Veal)

St Ives: Ring Ouzel at Buttermilk Hill. (B Mellow)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Black-necked Grebe in NE arm. (P St Pierre)

Ludgvan: 1 Osprey over, but very high. (PA Fraser)

Tresillian: 1 Osprey over at 18:00. (A le Masurier)

Nanjizal: Red Kite at Faraway Cottage. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Walmsley Sanctuary (Keyholders only): 1 ad female Marsh Harrier briefly plus 5 Cattle Egret. (DA Conway) 68 Cattle Egret, 250+ Sand Martin, 30 Swallow, 6 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper this evening. (P Roseveare)

Burniere: 2 ad Whooper Swan with 2 Mute Swan in field behind the hide. (DA Conway)

Chapel Amble: 9 Water Pipit, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Cattle Egret. (P Roseveare)

Camel Estuary: Curlew Sandpiper and 4 Whooper Swan still. (P Roseveare)

Trevose Head: Short-eared Owl plus male Wheatear and Swallow. (C Richards)

Camel Trail, Guineaport to Nanstallon Halt: 1 Green Sandpiper, 21 Chiffchaff, 18 Song Thrush, 8 Jay (6 adult & 2 fledglings), 5 Willow Tit, 2 Siskin, 1 Dipper, 4 Bullfinch, 4 Buzzard, 3 Raven, 4 Green Woodpecker, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Tawny Owl, 4 Grey Wagtail, 1 Curlew, 12 Red-legged Partridge,1 Water Vole, 1 Roe Deer, Brimstone, Orange Tip, Peacock Butterfly. (S Grose) Bodmin to Wadebridge: 4 Goldcrest (I Barry)

Goldcrest – Ian Barry

Goss Moor, St Dennis: 3 Willow Tit calling all at the same spot, lots of chasing and at one point the 3 birds came together when a short fight broke out. (P Ash)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Goldeneye, 9 Tufted Duck, 4 Teal, 4 Great Crested Grebe (D Eva)

Portmellon, Mevagissey: 1 Cuckoo heard at 10:15. (R Martin)

Charlestown: 3 Chiffchaff singing. (D Hastilow)

Lizard Point: 1 Iceland Gull, 4 Red-throated Diver, 17 Black-throated Diver, 5 Puffin, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear. (I Maclean et al)

Lizard Village: 1 female Garganey. (I Maclean, M Pass et al)

Garganey – John Chapple

Old Lizard Head: 2 Barnacle Geese over N, 1 Scandinavian Rock Pipit, White Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 4 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 2 Sparrowhawk. (I Maclean)

Kynance: 1 Little Egret, 3 Swallow. (I Maclean, M Pass et al)

Kelsey Head: 1 Snow Bunting. (K McGinnes)

Snow Bunting – Keith McGinnes

nr Cape Cornwall: presumed escaped California Quail in private garden. (M Wingrove)

California Quail – M Wingrove

Rame: 2 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Stepper Pt to Butter Hole: 2 Wheatear, 4 Stonechat, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark, 7 Swallow, 8 Fulmar, 3 Gannet, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Speckled Wood. (M Scawen)

Dobwalls: male Tawny Owl calling at 03:45. (C&J Duffy)

Marazion Beach: 4 1w Mediterranean Gulls (J Hawkey)

Newquay Zoo: 2 drake Mandarin Duck have arrived on the main lake and have been present for the past 2 days. Both full winged and no obvious rings seen as of yet. (D Trevelyan)

Penhale Point: 1 Whimbrel, 50+ Linnet, 2 Snipe, 12 Fulmar, 2 Raven, 3 Kestrel. (S Grose)


Friday 29th March 2019

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler in subsong. (S Bury)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis, 1 drk Garganey, 1 Water Pipit, 2 Sand Martin, 7 Mallard ducklings. 1 Ringed Plover on and 1 Common Scoter from the beach. (R Veal)

Marazion: 1 Cattle Egret below Cheshire Homes. (B Hibbet) 1 Swallow at Rosehill, 1 Great Northern Diver in bay. (P Fraser)

Marazion Beach: 10 Ringed Plover, 15 Sanderling. (D Britton)

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

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Barn Owl, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 5 Greenfinch, 1 Little Grebe, 11 Shoveler from Colonel Rhyves hide. (S Grose) 60 Sand Martin, 12 Swallow, 6 Ruff, 1 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 19 Shoveler, 20 Gadwall, 99 Teal, 2 Black-headed Gull. (P Roseveare)

Padstow Farm Shop: 1 Grey Partridge in ploughed field. (S Grose)

Goonhilly Downs: 1 Swallow over the main road this morning. (P Bedford)

Restronguet: 1 Spoonbill, 20 Turnstone, 1 Common Tern. (M Costa)

RSPB Wildlife Scillonian Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 6 imm drake Eider, 3 Fulmar, 16 Manx Shearwater, 208 Gannet, 4 Cormorant, 1 Shag, 6+ Purple Sandpiper, 65 Herring Gull, 11 Great Black-backed Gull, 14 Kittiwake, 1 Sandwich Tern, 444 auk sp, 81 Guillemot, 1 Puffin, 1 Grey Seal, 2 Porpoise, 5 Common Dolphin and 8 Bottle nose DolphinWolf Rock to Penzance: 1 imm drake Eider, 5 Fulmar, 18 Manx Shearwater, 11 Gannet, 5 Cormorant,316 Herring Gull, 17 Great Black-backed Gull, 10 Kittiwake, 262 Guillemot, 5 Porpoise and 17 Common Dolphin including a young calf. (DK Parker, D Whelan)

Toad’s Hole, Goss Moor: 2 singing Blackcap, 1 Marsh Tit, 3 Stonechat, 1 Jay, 1 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 9 Chiffchaff, 4 Wren, 1 Green Woodpecker calling. (P Ash)

Chiffchaff, Marsh Tit and Blackcap – Paul Ash

Kenidjack: 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (S Williams)

Sancreed: Red Kite NE (14:05) then E over Newbridge (14:15). Also 4 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Tehidy Country Park: 6 Moorhen (+3 chicks), 10 Mute Swan, 4 Jay, 2 Nuthatch, 4 Mallard, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Robin, 1 Grey Heron. (K Bowers)

Jay and Song Thrush – Kevin Bowers

Polgigga: Red Kite over at 13:25. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (P St Pierre)

Longrock: 3 Sandwich Tern. (P St Pierre)

Portscatho: 2 Sandwich Tern settled on mooring buoys at 15:45. (D Helliar)

Gerrans Bay: 8+ Great Northern Diver. (D Helliar)

St Ives: 2 Green Woodpecker. (C&B Travis)

Green Woodpecker – Charles Travis

Lost Gardens of Heligan, Bird Hide: 2 Coal Tit, 5+ Great Tit, 5+ Blue Tit, 3+ Chaffinch, 20+ Jackdaw, 1 male Pheasant, 1 Wren, 1 Robin and 2 Dunnock. (K Money)


Thursday 28th March 2019

Late news, 27/3, Helston: Presumed escaped Ferruginous Duck still on Coronation Park Boating Lake. (J Lewis)

Late news, Tredavoe Woods: Long-eared Owl within the past two weeks, at 07:30. (D Thompson)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs still present.

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler showing but very briefly at the sewage works, also 2 Goldcrest 1 Chiffchaff singing. (P Ash)

Pallas’s Warbler – Paul Ash

Pallas’s Warbler – Paul Ash

Pallas’s Warbler – Paul Ash

Constantine: Cattle Egret south towards Polwheveral Creek early morning. (D Collins)

St Minver: 11 Cattle Egret at Blakes Keiro Farm. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 44 Cattle Egret (commuting between here and the cattle field south of Tredower Farm), drake Garganey, Peregrine & 5 Black-tailed Godwits. (D Britton)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint and 9 Water Pipit opposite the car park.

Whipsiderry: 3 Corn Bunting, 5 Skylark, 1 Wheatear, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 23 Fulmar. (S Grose)

Marazion: Osprey over at 12:10 then flew out towards the Mount. (L Carr) 17 Sanderling late afternoon, 5 Eider in Mounts Bay early morning. (G and L Carr)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis and a pair of Garganey plus 4 Shoveler, female Wheatear and Cetti’s Warbler. (R Wilkins, L Carr, L Proctor, J St Ledger) Glossy Ibis flew off east at 16:50. (G and L Carr)

Cetti’s Warbler – Linton Proctor

Cetti’s Warbler – Linton Proctor

Cetti’s Warbler – Linton Proctor

Pair of Garganey – John St Ledger

Garganey – John St Ledger

Porthgwarra: 3 Red Kites over Arden Sawah Farm. (M Wallace, K Wilson)

Penzance: Red Kite over Penzance at 12:10 then over Gulval heading NE at 12:15. (P Walsh, M Spicer)

Skewjack: Male sum plum Serin in Brew Lane. (R Wilkins)

Downderry:  Water Pipit on the beach early this morning. (A Payne)

Hayle: Osprey over Copperhouse at 12:54. (M Halliday) Also South/East over Ventonleague at 13.00. (P and J Rutter)

Osprey – Mark Halliday

Osprey – Mark Halliday

Lizard Point: 1 Black Redstart.

Wadebridge: Probable Common Crane flew towards the showground.

Probus: 2 Buzzard, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Blackbird, 4 Moorhen. (K. Bowers)

Buzzard – Kevin Bowers

Nuthatch – Kevin Bowers

Treecreeper – Kevin Bowers

Song Thrush – Kevin Bowers

Ding Dong Moors: 4 Wheatear in newly ploughed field, 3 Skylark singing, 1 Raven, 1 Adder light colouration, 2 Tree Pipit parachuting and singing, 10+ Stonechat, 1 Sand Martin over (J Evans)

Par Duck Pond: 10 Canada Geese, 3 Moorhen, 2m & f Teal, 6 Mallard, 1 Goldfinch. (C Hooper)

Teal – C Hooper

Goldfinch – C Hooper

Stithians Reservoir: 2 female Goldeneye, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe. (J Lander)

Wadebridge: Little Gull still, opposite the sewage works. (M Scawen)

Little Gull – Mike Scawen

Little Gull – Mike Scawen

Brew Pool/Skewjack Farm area:  Male Hen Harrier briefly at 16:55. (D Helliar)

Porthmeor Cliff coastpath: 1 Wheatear,  2 Sand Martin. (D Helliar)

Lamorna: 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and singing Blackcap in the valley. 1 Wall Brown and 1 Holly Blue butterfly at Carn Barges. 10+ Common Dolphin offshore. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Brays Cot, Goonhilly Downs: 2 Swallows; 7 Chiffchaffs; 2 Holly Blue, 4 Peacock & 1 Small Tortoiseshell butterflies. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 female Goldeneye, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe. (J Lander)

Porth Reservoir: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Castle An Dinas: 30 Golden Plover (B Bosisto)

Par: 5 Eider (L Payne)

Antony House Gardens: 10 Shelduck, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper, Orangetip Butterfly. (R Napp)

Orangetip butterfly – Rick Napp

Restronguet: Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (J Chapple)


Wednesday 27th March 2019

Marazion: second-winter Ring-billed Gull on Marazion Beach at 17.30 for 5 minutes (+ 8 first-winter Common Gulls) then flushed out to area behind rocks. It was on the rocks at about 18.30 with Common Gulls then flew towards Mousehole. Also 20+ Common Dolphin. (D Britton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis and Garganey still present. (S Rogers, M Costa, JD Swann) Also 5  Eider in the bay, 5 Shoveler (2 male 3 female). (M Costa) Water Pipit by the sanctuary fence. (P Walsh)

Polgigga: Siberian Chiffchaff still at Polgigga duckpond. (J Miller)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Cattle Egret and 2 Black-necked Grebe still, also 10+ Sand Martin briefly, 2 singing Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler. (DK Parker)

Wadebridge: 41 Cattle Egret in flight between Walmsley and Chapel Amble, a further 19 Cattle Egret in field with cattle in fields next to Tredower B&B. (S Grose)

Mounts Bay: Osprey caught a fish off Great Hogus at 16:30. (P Rogers)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 93 Common Teal, 2 Shelduck, 3 Ruff, 1 Lapwing. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Chapel Amble: 1 Temmincks Stint, 1 Green Sandpiper. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Newquay: 11 Kittiwake on the sea in the bay. (S Grose)

Trevose Head: 6 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Swallow, 9 Sand Martin, 2 Wheatear, 11 Corn Bunting. (B Bosisto)

Duckpool: Red Kite over. (N Bastin)

Red Kite – Nigel Bastin

Red Kite – Nigel Bastin

Red Kite – Nigel Bastin

Lower Tamar lake: 1 male Garganey at 12:00. (T Young)

Charlestown: 1 Chiffchaff singing ( D Hastilow)

Rumps Point: Female Black Redstart. (C Selway)

Lizard: 2w Iceland Gull still near Lizard village in sheep field. (D Britton)

Off Par Beach:  5 Eider (3 female + 2 male), 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Gull, 7 Rock Pipit, 6 dustbin lid sized Barrel Jellyfish from a kayak. (A Pipier)

Penhalurick: Red Kite at Trelusback Farm, which is near the Stithians reservoir. (D Carrier, L Mooney)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 17 Mute Swan, 2 Whooper Swan, 51 Shelduck, 7 Mallard, 15 Wigeon, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 33 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 15 Redshank, 51 Black-tailed Godwit, 25 Curlew, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Little Gull, 50 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 60 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 3 House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, 3 Brimstone, 1 Comma, 2 Holly Blue. (M Scawen et al)

Little Gull, Mike Scawen

West Looe: 17 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 30+ Herring Gull, 2 Shelduck, 1 Cormorant, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Mute Swan, 10 Carrion Crow. (K Bowers)

Shelduck, Kevin Bowers

Redshank, Kevin Bowers

Little Egret, Kevin Bowers

Tregeseal:  30-40 Sand Martin flew up the valley around 18:30. (S Williams)

St Ives,The Island: 1 possible female Black Redstart flying towards Barnoon cemetery as well 6 Cormorants and a particularly tame House Sparrow. (K Money)

St Newlyn East Downs: 1 Barn Owl, 9 Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Gwendreath Valley: 1 Adder, c10 Peacock, c5 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Holly Blue, 2 Speckled Wood and 1 Red Admiral. (P Bedford)


Tuesday 26th March 2019

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis and Garganey still present. (B Dodds, A Mckechnie)

Gadwall, Jen Witheywood

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint still on flood opposite car park.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: adult Ring-billed Gull at 10:00 and 3 Greenshank. The Spoonbill was on Ryan’s field. (D Britton)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Cattle Egret again and 2 Black-necked Grebe in the NE arm.

Black-necked Grebe, Jen Witheywood

Polgigga: Siberian Chiffchaff still at the duckpond. (J Miller)

Newquay: 1 Red Kite at 09:50 heading north over Newquay Asda. (D Grose)

Land’s End: 3 Black Redstart on slope south of complex, another at Mayon Castle, all female. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Bar headed Goose, 1 Kingfisher, 37 Canada Geese, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Chiffchaff, 11 Shelduck, 9 Red legged Partridge, 3 Little Egret, 43 Teal. (S Grose)

Lizard Point: 1 Black-throated Diver.

Constantine Bay: 20+ House Martin over the village at 16:15. (S Lilley)

Lizard: Red Kite, Iceland Gull (2nd winter), 2 Blackcap. (M Pass)

Gunwalloe Marsh: 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (G Adams)

Porthgwarra: 4 Black Redstart, 2 Siskin, 7 Wheatear, 2 Blackcap & 34 Chiffchaff. (M Wallace)

Cot Valley: 1 Swallow. (D Helliar)

Cape Cornwall: 7 Wheatear. (D Helliar)

Mousehole: drake Eider, 4+ Common Dolphin. (D Britton)

Porth Joke: 15 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 7 Sand Martin, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Crugmeer to Trevone Bay: 16 Wheatear, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Pr Stonechat, 6 Linnet, 2 Skylark, 4 Meadow pipit, 100+ Jackdaw, 3 Raven, 600+ Kittiwake on nest sites, 60+ Fulmar. (D Thomas)

West Looe River:  7 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck. (C Hooper)

Little Egret, C Hoooper

Maer Lake: 20+ Sand Martins, 64 Teal. (B Craven)

Tywardreath: 1 Angle Shades moth in private garden. (R. Barlow)

Feock: nesting wool going down a storm today with Coal Tit and Jackdaw.  (K Dalziel)

Coal Tit, Kate Dalziel

Jackdaw, Kate Dalziel


Monday 25th March 2019

Rosudgeon: Red Kite over this morning at 08:15 being mobbed by gulls. Appeared to be interested in a dead badger on the A394. (S Rusga)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Drake Garganey,  1 Glossy Ibis, 60+ Sand Martin, 1+ Water Pipit, 1 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler; 1f Black Redstart in horse paddock. Also 4 imm drk Eider offshore. (R Veal, B Bosisto et al)

Glossy Ibis, John Lewis

Little Egret, John Lewis

Marazion: 3 Eider, 3 Common Scoter and 1 Great Northern Diver but all distant. (D Britton)

Porthgwarra: Red-rumped Swallow over the village before drifting up the valley at 11:05. Also 2 Shoveler, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Skylark and c12 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler male (showing well and singing occasionally/quietly late morning) at the sewage works. (M Pass) Also 1 Eider and 1 Common Scoter. (D Britton)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): Pectoral Sandpiper early afternoon but flew towards estuary. 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Knot, 1 Drake Garganey, 45+ Cattle Egrets 10+ Swallows and 150 Sand Martin. (P Roseveare)

Chapel Amble: Temmink’s Stint, 3 Ruff and a Green Sandpiper. (P Roseveare)

Land’s End: 3 Black Redstart along track to Greeb Farm.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: adult Ring-billed Gull. (B Bosisto ) Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field.

Polgigga: Siberian Chiffchaff calling by the duck pond. (I and J Miller)

Siberian Chiffchaff, John Miller

Hannafore: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (I Juliane)

Foage: male Ring Ouzel in field near farm at top of valley this afternoon. (P Clement)

Ring Ouzel, Pete Cement

Ring Ouzel, Pete Clement

Bude Marshes: 2 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Shelduck, 5 Buzzard, 4 Raven, 4 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler and 1 Chiffchaff. (N Bastin)

Chapel Carn Brea: Red Kite, sub ad over car park heading north 11:30. (J Miller)

Kenidjack: House Martin over west end of valley then flew north, 3 Wheatear (2 m,1 f), Willow Warbler, 10 + Chiffchaff. (P Clarke)

Cape Cornwall: 13 Linnets, 1 Raven, 4 Stonechat at the golf course. (M Holt)

Aire Point: 7 Wheatear. (M Holt)

Nanjizal: 2 Redwing, 1 Siskin. (B Bosisto)

Padstow: 3 Grey Partridge in fields at Crugmeer, 1 Barn Owl at Tregudda Gorge, 1 Chiffchaff in scrub at Hawkers Cove, 5 Mediterranean Gull following the plough in fields at Radar Station. (S Grose)

Lizard Point: 2 Risso’s Dolphin. (D Britton)

The Waterings, Housel Bay: 1m Black Redstart, 2 Chiffchaffs. (J Hawkey)

Penzance, private garden: I Holly Blue and 1 Peacock Butterfly. (T Mills)

Wheal Martyn (Carthew): 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Great Tit, 11 Coal Tit, 1 Mallard, 1 Wren, 2 Woodpigeon, 15 Jackdaw, 3 Robin. (K. Bowers)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kevin Bowers

Chaffinch, Kevin Bowers

Mallard, Kevin Bowers

Wren, Kevin Bowers