Wednesday 31st March 2021

Late news, 30/3, Ball Terrace, Wadebridge: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, 2 Red legged Partridge, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Jay, 1 Chiffchaff, 11 Linnet, 1 Grey Heron. (S Grose)

Late news, 30/3, Helstone: 10 Rook nests. (S Grose)

North Goonhilly Downs/South West of Earth Station: 1 White-tailed Eagle mobbed by 4 Buzzards before moving off South (M Ravine)

Lizard: 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Wheatear, 3 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Blackcap, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 aberrant ‘alba’ Wagtail (D Collins) 1 Yellow Wagtail, a Black Redstart, 2 Wheatear, 4 Swallow and 2 Sand Martin (L Langley)

aberrant ‘alba’ Wagtail – David Collins

West of Predannack airfield: 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Blackcap, both singing (M Ravine)

Goonhilly Downs: 8+ Skylark, 1 Black Swan also (H Norton, S Ford)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 Moorhen, 7 Mallard, 1 Black Swan (presumed same bird), 1 Willow Warbler (H Norton, D Collins)

Black Swan – David Collins

Black Swan – Helen Norton

Mullion Cliff: 1 Willow Warbler singing in scrub in small stream valley. (I Bennallick)

Crowan Reservoirs/Beacon: 6 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 3 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 2m Stonechat, 30 Golden Plover, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Teal, 3 Moorhen, 3 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose. (C Benton)

Trevilley: Little Bunting still. (K Wilson, R Veal, B Mellow)

Nanjizal: 3 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcap trapped and ringed. Also 140+ Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 2 Siskin over. (K Wilson, R Veal)

Polgigga: juv Iceland Gull, 2m White Wagtail between Lower and Higher Bosisto. (M Wallace, R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 4 Willow Warbler, Black Redstart, 3 Wheatear, Reed bunting,17 Blackcap, 2 Siskin & Sand Martins passing (M Wallace)

Pendeen: 12 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Fieldfare (A Bayly)

Sancreed: 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Little Egret, Swallow. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 30 Canada Geese plus nest in NW arm, Water Rail, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Mount’s Bay: 24 Sandwich Tern, 1 Great Northern Diver (P Fraser) 41 Purple Sandpiper at Jubilee Pool. (P Taylor)

Tregilliowe Ponds: 2f Goosander, 6 Snipe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1m Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler singing, several Chiffchaffs (R Loader)

Hayle Copperhouse Creek: 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, 16 Canada Geese, 5 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 4 Shelduck, 3 Collared Dove 10.50 – 11.15. (M Webb)

St Gothian area:  Glaucous Gull still, 60+ Sand Martin’s, 2 Shoveler and offshore to north by Lighthouse over an hour c50 Manx Shearwaters, 40 auks including 3 Puffins, 10 Gannets, 1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Kittiwakes and 5 Fulmars. (T Pinfield) 25 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1ad Glaucous Gull, 2 Mute Swan, 10 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 6 Little Grebe, 6 Shelduck, 4 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 3 Dunnock, 1m Stonechat, 1m Chaffinch 12.55 – 13.35. (M Webb) juv Iceland Gull (P Taylor)

Kestrel – Martin Webb

Rock Pipit – Martin Webb

Skylark – Martin Webb

Godrevy: 1m Kestrel, 12 Skylark, 1 Rock Pipit 11.45 – 12.30. (M Webb)

Siblyback: 20 Tufted Duck, 20 Chaffinch, 2 Wren, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Coal Tit, 12 Great Tit, 2 Treecreeper. (R Napp)

Treecreeper – Rick Napp

Chapel Amble: Male Garganey 12 pm (M Lammas) 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Water Pipit, 2 Red-legged Partridge (N along)

Walmsley: 1 Willow Warbler, 9 Swallow, c40 Sand Martin, 9 Gadwall, 8 Shoveler, 1 Little Grebe (N Long)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 7 Mute Swan, 50 Shelduck, 8 Mallard, 4 Wigeon, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Pheasant, 2 Cormorant, 11 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 24 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 14 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 18 Curlew, 50 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Glaucous Gull, 4 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 45 Carrion Crow, 5 House Sparrow, 5 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Speckled Wood. (M Scawen) 1 Little Egret 80+ Herring Gulls 1 Lesser Black Backed Gull 5 Shelduck 2 Oystercatcher 3 Chiffchaff 1 Blackcap ( D Hastilow )

Bowithick: 4+ Willow Warblers this morning. Also 2 Wheatear. (T Potterton)

Davidstow: 2 Wheatear. (T Potterton)

Pentire Headland (Newquay): 3 Swallow, 1 Wheatear, 8 Skylark, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (J Howell)

Trevemper / Trewery, Newquay: 1 pr nesting Raven, 5 Buzzard , 3 Mistle Thrush, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 9 Greenfinch, 1 Treecreeper, 29 Linnet, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Skylark, 1 Swallow, 1m Kestrel, 1 Grey Wagtail, 19 Pied Wagtail, 21 Meadow Pipit, 11 Coal Tit, 2 Moorhen, 5 Goldcrest, Jackdaws nesting in Barn Owl nest box, also 1 Slow worm, 1 Comma, 3 Brimstone, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock. (S Grose)

Trerice Manor: 3 Tawny Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Redwing, 1 Sparrowhawk, 10+ Pipistrelle. (S Grose)

Pendower: 10 Great Northern Diver, 10 Black-throated Diver,  2 Summer plumage Slavonian grebe, Possible Pacific Diver (R Wilkins)

Charlestown: 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (D Hastilow)

Watch Hill; Foxhole: 4 Willow Warbler. (B Bosisto)

Foxhole: Oystercatcher & Barn Owl recorded on Noc Mig. (B Bosisto)

Blackpool Pit: 4 Tufted Duck. (B Bosisto)

Carnon Downs: 2 Linnet in garden. (M May)

Penryn: 1 Swallow (J Holmes)

Bodmin Moor: 2 Red Kite between Gold Diggings quarry and Stowe’s Hill (G Arrnold)

Rough Tor: Red Kite (per R Hooper)

Bude: Male Sparrowhawk hunting gardens and rugby field edge caught, killed and plucked wood pigeon. (R Maye)

Dobwalls: Willow Warbler singing, 1 Holly Blue in garden (C&J Duffy)

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Tuesday 30th March 2021

Late news, 29/3, Trevose Head: 6 Swallows, c12 Linnets, c20 Herring Gulls, 5 Black backed Gulls, 3 Kestrels, c12 Skylark, c50 Pigeons (not sure if wild or kept) c20 Jackdaws, 1 Cormorant/Shag, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Stonechat, 1 Dunnock (J Goodair)

Late news, 29/3, Edge of Mount Village: c6 Jackdaw, 3 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 4 Siskin, 6 Collard Doves, 4 Wood Pigeon, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker (drilling into trees), 9 Yellow Hammers, 4 Chaffinch, c.14 House Sparrows, 2 Rook, 4 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 Dunnock, 2 Siskin, 1 Marsh Tit (J Goodair)

Newlyn Harbour: 1w American Herring Gull still. (L Proctor et al)

American Herring Gull, Stevan Windle

American Herring Gull, Stevan Windle

Trevilley: 1 Little Bunting still. (P St Pierre, M Elliot, R Veal)

Dozmary Pool: 4 Ring-necked Duck, 2 Scaup, 1 Goldeneye. (P Freestone) Also 1 Swallow. (J Overfield) Also 170+ Golden Plover. (P Aley)

Stithians: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 possible Greylag Goose, 2 Swallow, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Jay. (W Chegwidden)

Carn Kenidjack: Ring Ouzel (male) on carn until getting harassed by local Carrion crows and flying on to heath. Also Swallow and c20 Golden Plover (all going northeast) (P Clarke)

Porthgwarra: 16 Puffin, c1000 Auk sp., 1 Red-throated Diver, c500 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sand Martin. (D Flumm) Also 2cy m Wheatear, 5 Sand Martin, c20 Golden Plover at Trevean. (R Veal)

Buttermilk Hill: 1 Ring Ouzel, 2 Wheatear, 24 Linnet, 12 Meadow Pipit, 4 Dunnock, 2 (m,f) Stonechat, 1f Black Redstart, 8 Wren (P. Nason)

Ring Ouzel, Peter Nason

Eastern flanks of Rosewall Hill: 1 Peregrine, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 4 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Common Buzzard (P. Nason)

Land’s End: 2 (m&f) Ring Ouzel, several Fieldfare, 1 Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler. (R Stone) 1 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff around Swingates. (J Hawkey) 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Wheatear this evening. (S Rogers)

Gerrans Bay: 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 40 Common Gull, 6 Shelduck (D Eva)

Marazion: 25 Sandwich Tern offshore, 150+ Common Gull. (P Fraser) Also 3 Sand Martin, 1s Med Gull. (P Aley)

Kingsmill lake: 12 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 12 Shelduck, & 5 Teal (P Kemp)

Nanjizal: 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 11+ Chiffchaff, 2 Swallow, 6+ Sand Martin, 2 Siskin. (K Wilson)

Little Treleaver: 1 Willow Warbler. (J Foster)

Foxhole: 12 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Merlin, 3 Swallow. (B Bosisto)

Trevose: 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 8 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow, 1 Merlin. (R Wilkins) Also 2 Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Swallow this evening. (R Augarde)

Bude Marshes: 1 Willow Warbler. (T Potterton)

St Dennis: 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Sand Martin. (P Ash)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: 12+ Sanderling, 19+ Purple Sandpipers. (D Sharp) Also 1 Rock Pipit. (M Webb)

Rock Pipit, Martin Webb

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Chiffchaff singing, Iceland Gull, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, 16+ Redshank and 1 Comma Butterfly. (D Sharp) Also 2 Sandwich Tern in the harbour this evening. (M James)

Sandwich Tern, Mark James

Gwithian: 3 Shoveler, ad Glaucous Gull, 7 Little Grebe, 6 Coot, 8+ Tufted Duck, 1 Wheatear. (D Sharp) Also 12+ Sand Martin, 1 Swallow. (P Aley)

Wheatear, Deena Sharp

Glaucous Gull, Deena Sharp

Torpoint: sum plum Black-necked Grebe, 1 Sandwich Tern. (D Julian)

Newquay, Towan Head: 16 Purple Sandpiper, 6 Turnstone on little fistral rocks. (M Lammas)

Woon Gumpus: c60 Golden Plover over at about 9.30am. (T Mills)

Botallack Common: 3 Raven, 1 m Sparrowhawk, 1 m Kestrel and 1 Buzzard. (T Mills)

Dobwalls: 1 male Blackcap and 1 male Orange Tip butterfly in the garden (C&J Duffy)

Higher Larrick: 1 Swallow, a pair of Siskins, 4 Buzzard, Blue, Great, Coal and Willow Tits, 2 pairs Robin, blackbirds, pair Greenfinch, several Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, House Sparrow, pair Dunnock, Nuthatch. Also Orange Tip, Yellow Brimstone. (L Whitley)

Crows Nest: 1 Albino Jackdaw reported, Rookery with 5 nests, 2 Jay, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk,1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Robin. Also 1 Brimstone, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell. (M & R Frost)

Higher Tremar: 3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Chiffchaff. (M & R Frost)

St Cleer: Rookery with 30+ nests, 1 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch (M & R Frost)

St Day: 1 Red Kite. (P Smale)

Rame: 1 Swallow. (L Courtnell)

Rejerrah: 1 Barn Owl (N Long)

Penkestle marsh: 1 Buzzard, 3 Blackbird, 2 Bluetit, 4 Magpie (1 with nesting material), 2 Coal tit, 3 Robin, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Dunnock, c10 Crows, 2 Stonechat, 1 Reed bunting, 1 Wren, 4 Jackdaw, 2 Wood Pigeon (J Goodair)

Par Beach: 1 Song Thrush, 1 Greenfinch. (C Hooper)

Greenfinch, C Hooper

Song Thrush, C Hooper

St Agnes: 2 Black Redstart.

Tregonebris: 1 Cattle Egret still.

Monday 29th March 2021

Late News, 26/03, Tresillian: 7 Cattle Egret at high water roost again. Also 5 Snipe at Tresemple Pool. (A Nicholson)

Newlyn Harbour: 1st-winter American Herring Gull still showing well on beach near south pier. (Birdguides)

Trevalgan Cliff: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier at 3pm. (H Mitchell)

Trevilley: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier flew over B3315 at 5pm. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra (seawatch 0715-1015): 311 Puffin, c.1700 Auk sp, 13 Red-thr. Diver, c.9000 Manx Shearwater, 46 Fulmar, 15 Sandwich Tern all west. 2 Dolphin sp. Also c120 Golden Plover & 2nd Cal year Iceland Gull in area. (D Flumm)

Golden Plover – Dave Flumm

Cot Valley: Hooded Crow above Polpry Cove near Nanquidno. Also, 1 Swallow and 23 Sand Martin. (N Wheatley)

The Lizard: 1m Black Redstart. (A Mclean)

Penzance: 8+ Purple Sandpiper, 11 Sanderling at Jubilee Pool. (D Beadle)

Marazion: 2 Sandwich Tern on beach with 6+ Common Gull. (D Beadle)

Buttermilk Hill: 1 Swallow over (B Toms)

Lelant Saltings, Hayle: 1 Caspian Gull. (M Bishop) Also, juvenile Iceland Gull, partial sum plum Black-tailed Godwit, 2cy Mediterranean Gull, ad Common Gull. (R Veal) Water Rail still on pool to right of Ryan’s Field. Also 2 Little Egrets, Grey Heron and 3 Chiffchaff singing (P Freestone) Also 1 Ruff, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 8+ Bar-tailed Godwit. (D Beadle)

Caspian Gull – Mike Bishop

Tregilliowe Pools: 9+ Sand Martin. (R Veal)

Gwithian: Adult Glaucous Gull, juvenile Iceland Gull, 6 Wheatear, 7 Swallow, 40+ Sand Martin. (T Wilson) In addition, 4 Shoveler, 2 Raven, 6 Little Grebe, 8 Coot, 2 Reed Bunting, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard, 4 Rock Pipit this am. (P Freestone) Also, 1 House Martin. (D Beadle)

Godrevy Head: 5m Wheatear and 4 Skylark. (M James)

Northern Wheatear – Mark James

Northern Wheatear – Mark James

Skylark – Mark James

Northern Wheatear – Mark James

North Cliffs: c.100 Swallow to the west of Bassetts Cove. (B Watkins)

Connor Downs: 1 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin over this morning. Also Jay, Bullfinch, 2 Chiffchaff singing and Great Spotted Woodpecker in garden (P Freestone)

Stithians Reservoir: Pink-footed Goose still at south end. (T Pinfield)

Pink-footed Goose – Tim Pinfield

Devoran: 2+ Swallow over this morning. (J Burn)

Tresillian to St Clement: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, 5 Greenshank, 6 Curlew, 10 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Teal, 37 Shelduck, 3 Cattle Egret, 6 Little Egret. (A Nicholson)

Ruan Lanihorne: 14 Mute Swan. (J Lewarne)

Par: 5 Common Gull, 10 Sandwich Tern, 2 Eider. Small Canada Goose showing characteristics of subspecies Parvipes, 3 Cormorant, Black-headed Gull, 7 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin on beach pool. (B Bosisto)

“parvipes” Canada Goose – Bob Bosisto

Mevagissey Bay: 137 Common Gull, juvenile Glaucous Gull, Black-throated Diver. (B Bosisto)

Glaucous Gull – Bob Bosisto

Glaucous Gull – Bob Bosisto

Glaucous Gull – Bob Bosisto

St Agnes: 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 16 Swallow, 2 Black Redstart and a juvenile Iceland Gull. (G Lawlor)

Newquay (pelagic trip): c40 Manx Shearwater, c50 Gannet, c50 Guillemot, c20 Razorbill, c20 Fulmar, 3 Swallows from the Atlantic Diver. (J Howells)

Towan Head, Newquay: 2 Swallow, 2 Sand Marin, 30+ Common Scoter (N Long)

Newquay, Mount Wise: 3 Greenfinch. (J Howells)

Bedruthan Steps: 1 Swallow. (E&I Carne)

Rock: 3 Swallow over the beach. (G Bundy)

St Enodoc Golf Club: 6+ Sand Martin, inspecting the nesting bank they used last year. (S Marquis)

Dobwalls: 1 Chiffchaff and Brimstone butterfly in the garden (C&J Duffy)

Downderry: moving west before 0825 were 5 Common Scoter, 145 Gannet, 4 Red-throated Diver, a Great Skua, 8 Kittiwake, 9 Common Gull and 12 Sandwich Tern. (A Payne)

Lower Tamar Lake: 12 Sand Martin, 3 Willow Tit, 4 Marsh Tit, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Long-tailed Tit. (R Mudge)

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Garden Listing 28th March 2021

Dobwalls: 2 Swallows over the garden brings our total to 41 (C&J Duffy)

Polbathic: A Wheatear spent a long time this afternoon, on the Kingfisher stick, watching the tide come in; looking cold and tired (just like me, although I hadn’t flown across the Channel) and making my total up to 54. (A Blonden)

Coverack: 1 female Siskin on appeared on the feeders, taking my total to 54. Siskin is an annual visitor to the garden, with 1 or 2 usually turning up in late April or May for a day and then disappearing again! (D Beadle)

Praa Sands: Number 59, Sandwich tern this week, wonderful to watch them again in the bay. First time views of migrants after the winter are such a delight. (M Southam)

Sunday 28th March 2021

Late News, 23/3, Old Kea: 1 Black Redstart (M Buckley)

Late News, 24/3, Old Kea: 1 Swallow, returning bird back on patch. (M Buckley)

Late News, 27/03, Restronguet Creek: 1 Spoonbill feeding near Old Boat Yard, Trolver. (B Penny)

Chynhalls Point, Coverack: 1 Swallow in off sea, 1+ Great Skua, 1 Sandwich Tern (D Beadle, D Chapman-Gardner)

Porthgwarra: 102 Puffin, 7 Great Skua, 30 Red-throated Diver, 17 Sandwich Tern from 0700-1230. Also 5 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow and Peregrine chasing a female Mallard (R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins, T McGowan, N R Rogers)

Marazion Marsh: 4 Sand Martin early afternoon. (P Fraser)

Hayle Estuary: 11 Sandwich Tern, 1 Ruff (moulting into s/p), 1 Greenshank, 9 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2f Goosander, 23 Shelduck, 2 Teal, 20 Wigeon, 6 Little Egret. (J Hawkey)

Gwithian: 2 Swallow, 10 Sand Martin, 14 Tufted Duck, 10 Teal, 3 Shoveler, Mute Swan incubating (D Eva)

Penryn River: 3 Sandwich Tern and 4 Little Egret, viewed from Greenbank. (C Benton)

Carharrack: 9 Sand Martin over. (F Bell)

St Andrews Pool, St Blazey: 1 Water Rail, 1 pairr nesting Mute Swan, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest. (S Grose)

Spit Beach, Par: 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Gull, 9 Lesser Black backed Gull, 176 Herring Gull, 8 Eider (5m +3f), 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Black throated Diver. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 9 Linnet, 3 Stonechat. (S Grose)

Trewollack/Rialton Barton: 2 Sand Martin, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 98 Rook, 19 Pied Wagtail, 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Quintrell Downs:1 Swallow (N Long)

Mawgan Porth: 2 Swallow, 1 White Wagtail, 8 Pied Wagtail, 1 Lapwing, 87 Teal, 2 broods of Mallard ducklings (8 and 5). (P Roseveare)

Amble Marshes: 2 Black-headed Gull, 4 Tufted Duck, 18 Shoveler, 41 Teal, 9 Gadwall, 2 Shelduck, 5 Coot, Water Pipit, 9 Pied Wagtail, White Wagtail, 100 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow. (B Bosisto)

Wenfordbridge Hill, St Breward: 1f Sparrowhawk. (J Stedman)

Dobwalls: 2 Swallows over the garden, our first ones of the year (C&J Duffy)

Downderry: (moving west before 0825) 380+ Gannet, 16 Manx Shearwater, 8 Fulmar, 2 Great Skua, 21 Kittiwake, 1 Common Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern and 73 auks. (A Payne)

Kingsmill Lake: 5 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 7 Grey Heron, 27 Shelduck, 5 Teal, 2 Mallard & 4 Little Egret (P Kemp)

Quethiock: 1 Swallow (A Blonden)

Polbathic Creek: 1 Wheatear (A Blonden)

Crackington Haven: Sand Martin’s and 1 Swallow. (J&B Teague)

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Saturday 27th March 2021

Newlyn Harbour: 1w American Herring Gull still. (S Windle, N Rogers et al)

American Herring Gull, Stevan Windle

American Herring Gull, Stevan Windle

American Herring Gull, Nigel Rogers

American Herring Gull, Nigel Rogers

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2w Caspian Gull, 2w Yellow-legged Gull, juv Iceland Gull, 7 Greenshank, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Ruff this pm. (S Rowe) Also 14 Sandwich Tern, 5 Sand Martin, 1 Whimbrel (probably overwintering bird), 2 redhead Goosander, 2 fem Teal. (R Veal)

Stithians Reservoir: ad Pink-footed Goose still. (B Mellow)

Dozmary Pool: 3 (1m, 2f) Ring-necked Duck, 1f Goldeneye, 2m Scaup, 5 (3m, 2f) Tufted Duck, 3m Shoveler, 2 (m, f) Teal, 4 Canada Geese and 1 Little Grebe. (N Watmough). 4 Ring-necked Duck reported.

St Gothian Sands: 1 Glaucous Gull still, 1 Swallow. (B Mellow)

St Clements: 2 Whooper Swan still. (M Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 16 Sand Martin. Also 3 Sandwich Tern, 40 Common Gull offshore. (S Rogers, P St Pierre)

Porthgwarra (0700-1000): 7 Black-throated Diver, 3 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3,500 Manx Shearwater, 30 Fulmar, c500 Auk sp., 1 Great Skua, 7 Sandwich Tern. (D Flumm)

Towan Head: 5 Great Skua, 2 Red-throated Diver, c50 Manx Shearwater early am. (S Rowe)

Woon Gompus: ringtail Hen Harrier (A Bayly)

Torpoint, Marine Drive: 6 Sandwich Tern. (S Eddy)

Pelynt: 2 (presumed escaped) Red-legged Partridge. (K Knight)

Playing Place: 3 Skylark, 1 Buzzard, 1 Nuthatch. (T Hall)

Calenick Creek: 3 Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck, 1 Little Egret, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk. (T Hall)

Trevemper: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Nansledon: 1 m Sparrowhawk (S Grose)

Egloshayle, Treworder Wood: 3 Mistle Thrush, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 pr nesting Magpie, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven. (S Grose)

St Columb Major, Tresaddern: 2 Red legged Partridge, 1 f Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

St Anthony in Roseland: 4 Sandwich Tern, 8 Gannet (adult) off Towan Beach, all flying SW. (R Sharp)

Pennance Point: c30 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Gull, 2 Med Gull, 2 Great Skua, decent movement of Gannet, Kittiwake and Manx Shearwater. (M Broadbent)

Lizard: 2 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver reported.

Friday 26th March 2021

Late news, 25/3, Davidstow Airfield: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Late news, 25/3, Lower Moor Plantation area: 1 pr nesting Raven, Redwings over. (S Grose)

Late news, 25/3, St Kew Highway: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Late news, 25/3, Newquay: 1 Barn Owl at Treloy golf club . (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2cy Caspian Gull, 3cy Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Sandwich Tern, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Grey Plover, 4 Greenshank. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 1 Great Northern Diver (west at ca 0830) (N Rogers)

Levant: 1 Sandwich Tern, 75 Manx Shearwater. (P Fraser)

Drift Reservoir: 5 Sand Martin (D Flumm)

Mousehole: juv Iceland Gull on St Clements Isle, 4 Sandwich Tern. (P St Pierre)

Newlyn: 1 Iceland Gull (1st winter on rocks at Newlyn river mouth) (N Rogers) American Herring Gull still present. (L Proctor) Video below by Darcy Flint.

Guillemot – Alex McKechnie

Marazion: 9 Sand Martin on Long Rock Pool. (P Fraser)

St Agnes Head: juv Iceland Gull, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated diver, 110 Manx Shearwater, Swallow, Sand Martin this am. (G Lawlor)

Towan Head, Newquay: 3 Great Skua, 58 Manx Shearwater, 80+ Auk sp,  36 Common Scoter this am. (N Long) 11 Great Skua, 1 Red-throated Diver, c120 Manx Shearwater, 1 Wheatear this pm. (S Rowe, N Long)

Rejerrah: 1 Dead Barn Owl, presumed roadkill. (S Grose)

Restronguet; Point Quay: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Whimbrel, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 30+ Turnstone, 2 pairs Red-breasted Merganser. (J St Ledger & S Williams)

Cowlands Creek: 1 Long-tailed Duck still (L Sampson)

Perranarworthal: Spoonbill on the saltmarsh this morning. (C Benton)

St Clements: 2 Whooper Swan still (R Augarde)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Pair Pochard, 1 pair Wigeon, 6 Great Crested Grebe. (J St Ledger & S Williams)

Pochard – John St Ledger

Carharrack/Little Carharrack: Red Kite over approx 10.30am being mobbed by Rooks. (J Hancock)

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap 1 Chiffchaff singing (D Hastilow)

Foxhole: male Blackcap, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, 8 Coot, 5 Tufted Duck. (B Bosisto)

Tywarnhayle: (15.55 – 16.25) 3 Buzzard, 1 Herring Gull, 4 Woodpigeon, 10 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch. (RB & PC Girling)

Downderry: moving west  up to 0830  were 1 Common Scoter, 540+ Gannets, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 9 Fulmar, 3 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Great Skua, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 48 Kittiwakes, 4 Sandwich Terns and 50+ auks. (A. Payne)

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