Friday 30th April 2021

Late news, 27/4, Carn Brea: 1 Cuckoo (S Baillie)

Late news, 28/4, Hayle Estuary: Large flock of Dunlin and Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank at Ryan’s Field and Whimbrel in good numbers. (J & J Elvin)

Late news, 29/4, Bartinney Downs: Pair Kestrels, 3 Goldfinches, numerous small flocks of Linnets, 8 Swallows. (R Chiffers)

Late Photo, 29/4, Kenidjack: Olive-backed Pipit. (B Lucking)

Olive-backed Pipit – Ben Lucking

Newlyn: 1w American Herring Gull

Gunwalloe: Female Ring Ouzel in Churchyard briefly, Bar-tailed Godwit, 59 Whimbrel and Grasshopper Warbler. (D Collins)

Penhale Dunes: Little Ringed Plover (flyover, calling), Cuckoo, Sand Martins and Swallow. Also Holly Blue and Wall butterflies (G Wills)

Porthilly Point: 2 Little Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull on sand bar opp. Padstow. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Female Garganey. (D Julian)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Blue-headed Wagtail, 6 Dunnock, 20+ Sand Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 5 Linnet (C Taylor)

Newquay Golf Club: 50+ Whimbrel on the course this morning, 2 Wheatear, 4 Greenfinch. (D Kendle)

Sancreed: 3 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno: 14 Whimbrel, 2 Swift, 3 Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Dinham Flats: 120 Whimbrel and 4 Common Sandpiper between Dinham Point and Wadebridge. (D Julian)

Rame/Penlee Point area: 2 Swift flew East (M Jordan). Also Garden Warbler (Penlee), 41 singing Whitethroat, Yellowhammer, 19 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 13 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, Fulmar, 8 Oystercatcher, Kestrel. Also 3 Skylark, 12 Swallow, 1m Kestrel, 2 Raven, 3 Greenfinch. (C Buckland)

Downderry: 17 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plovers, a Willow Warbler and a Reed Warbler along the coast early morning. (A Payne)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Common Sandpiper on the weir, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 3 Tufted Duck (2m 1f), 12 Mallard, 2 Collared Doves, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Robin, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Marsh Tit, 3 Willow Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Jay, 2 Great Black-backed Gull. (R Mudge)

Common Sandpiper – Rod Mudge

Common Sandpiper – Rod Mudge

Ninestones/Upper Fowey Valley: 1 pair Siskin, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 m Blackcap, 3 Pied Wagtail, Several Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler, 2 Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 1 pair Stonechat, 7 Robin, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Song Thrush, Blackbird, 9 Swallow, 2 Buzzard, 1 Dipper, 1 pair Nuthatch, 1 m Great Spotted Woodpecker. (M & R Frost)

Eagles Nest: 3m Grasshopper Warbler reeling, 2 Cuckoo. (R Veal)

Constantine: 1 Cuckoo (D Collins)

Stithians Reservoir: Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler. (S Williams)

Grasshopper Warbler – Stephen Williams

Grasshopper Warbler – Stephen Williams

Grasshopper Warbler – Stephen Williams

Sedge Warbler – Stephen Williams

Sedge Warbler – Stephen Williams

Sedge Warbler – Stephen Williams

Bosullow: 1 Grasshopper Warbler heard from parking area. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Men-an-Tol: 1 Grasshopper Warbler singing from bush about 100m south of Men-an-Tol. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

White Downs: 1 Cuckoo. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Dodman Point: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 10 Whimbrel, 1 Sanderling. (R Kirkwood)

Sanderling – Rupert Kirkwood

St Minver: 1 Barn Owl hunting over fields opp. Higher Rosewin at 08.20am, 101 Rook on the cricket pitch (S Grose)

Kelly Bray: Hobby (over) 15:40. (C Imms)

Hannafore, Looe: 2 Fully Fledged Stonechats with parent birds. (D Sharp)

Stonechats – Deena Sharp

Par Beach: 4 Cormorant, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Grey Heron. (C Hooper)

Cormorant – C Hooper

Chaffinch – C Hooper

Goldfinch – C Hooper

Chiffchaff – C Hooper

St Ives: Wheatear at the island plus 2 Common Sandpiper, Sedge Warbler and 2 Whitethroat at Clodgy Point

Malpas: 4 Whimbrel on Tresillian River. Also 7 House Martin around our four nestboxes, first two arrived 23rd April. (A.Hill)

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Garden Listing 29th April 2021

Polbathic: House Martins over the river, this evening. That’s 57. (Andy Blonden)

Praa Sands: At last two House Martins have arrived over the houses. No. 65, hope we have a few more. (Matt Southam)

Garden Listing 28th April 2021

Liskeard: A long awaited addition today, Long-tailed Tits picking off Acer flowers in the garden. Total now stands at 35. (Deena Sharp)

Long-tailed Tit – Deena Sharp

Crowlas: House Martin and Skylark new. (Reuben Veal)

Garden Listing 27th April 2021

Crowlas: House Martin, Sand Martin and Great Black-backed Gull take my total to 46. (Gary Healey)

Constantine: House Martin over this evening takes the list to 55. There were quite a few coming in over Lizard this morning, so this was probably a migrant rather than a bird returning to breeding locally.

Garden Listing 26th April 2021

Tresillian: Two more to add to my list, Coal Tit and Feral Pigeon. (Andrew le Masurier)

Polbathic: The Swallows came along yesterday and are now regularly “pond dipping”; making 56. (Andy Blonden)

Garden Listing 24th April 2021

Grampound Road: Swift for 52 and Swallow for 53. (Rob Nicholls)

Thursday 29th April 2021

Late news, 28/4 SW Coast path, Porthleven – First Downs Car Park: Up to 5 Great Northern Divers. (S Sturgess)

Late news, 28/4 Bodmin: 3 Linnets Halgavor Road, (D Cox)

Linnet, D Cox

Late news, 28/4 Walmsley: Wood Sandpiper. Also a presumed Intersex Eurasian Teal; Channel Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and a drake Wigeon. (P Roseveare.)

Late news. 28/4 Respryn: c40 House Martins. (A Taylor)

Late news 27/4 St Austell Bay: 1 Black-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern Divers, (Birdguides)

Late news 28/4 Newquay: 40+ Whimbrel on Newquay golf course, (M Kelly)

Lostwithiel: Cuckoo calling in woods. (M Surgey

Bolventor: 4 Swift over Bolventor woods (N Bastin)

Rosemullion Head: 2 Great Northern Diver, 40 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Great Northern Diver, Dave Flumm

Great Northern Diver, D Flumm

Sancreed: Cattle Egret. (D Flumm)

Holywell Bay: 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 4 Swallow, 3 Fulmar. (M Surgey)

Kenidjack: 1 Olive-backed Pipit again, mostly in a field 2/3rds way up the coast path from the valley bottom in a cut field with bluebells on the right of the path. Also 2 Raven over, Swallows and House Martins passing through. (T Mills)

Olive-backed Pipit, Tony Mills

Downderry: 28 Great Northern Divers, 15 Whimbrel, a Common Sandpiper and a Sandwich Tern early morning; c20  House Martins this afternoon. (A Payne)

Carminowe Creek, Loe Pool: 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 pair Great Crested Grebe, one with 2 young on its back, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Song Thrush, plus good numbers of Swallow and House Martin, (J Hillier)

Treago Mill. Polly Joke : 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 9 Sedge Warbler 11 Chiffchaff, 20+Linnet 40+Swallow, 2 Kestrel, 1 Raven. (J Green)

Port Quin: 1 Nightingale, singing male in scrub to east (Birdguides)

Sancreed: 1 Cattle Egret, (Birdguides)

Par Beach: 1 Swift, 8 Eider (5 male, 3 female), 32 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel, (A Nicholson)

Stithians: 2 Cuckoo, 1 Swift, Whitethroats, Willow Warblers, Sedge Warblers, (S Turner)

Gerrans Bay: 1 drake Eider, 8 Great Northern Diver, 6 Purple Sandpiper on islets beside Gull Rock, Oystercatcher, (R Kirkwood)

Oystercatcher, Rupert Kirkwood

Great Northern Divers, Rupert Kirkwood

Purple Sandpiper, Rupert Kirkwood

Wednesday 28th April 2021

Late news, 27/4, Nanquidno: 6 Blackcaps, 3, Common Whitethroats, Kestrel, 2 Common Buzzards. (V Stratton)

Late news, 27/4, Wicca Cove: 3 Cuckoos, 4 Common Whitethroats, 4 Canada geese flying out over the sea. Also 16 Fulmar on their breeding ledges, one of the oldest Fulmar nesting sites in Cornwall. (V Stratton)

Late photo, 26/4, Perranporth: 49 Whimbrel in flock on beach. (A Langdon)

Whimbrel, Adrian Langdon

Kenidjack: Olive-backed Pipit. (D Flumm et al) Also 4 Common Swift, 25 Barn Swallow, 18 House Martin. (P Fraser, D Flumm)

Olive-backed Pipit, Steve Rogers

Olive-backed Pipit, Nigel Rogers

Olive-backed Pipit, Dave Flumm

Olive-backed Pipit, Dave Flumm

Newlyn: 1w American Herring Gull, 2cy Iceland Gull on Tolcarne rocks. (M Elliott)

Foxhole: drake Ring-necked Duck, 3 Tufted Duck, 8 Sand Martin. (L Bosisto)

Gwinear: 1 Hooded Crow with Corvid flock in ploughed field opp cemetery entrance. (S Grose)

Walmsley: Wood Sandpiper, probable intersex Eurasian Teal this evening. (P Roseveare) Also Great White Egret reported.

Gwenver: male Blue-headed Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail. (R Archer)

Balleswidden (near St Just): ringtail Hen Harrier over A3071 at 0950 and 1215. (J Summers)

Goonhilly: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Swift, 1 Whitethroat and 5 + Willow Warbler, Cuckoo (heard only). (T Pinfield)

Windmill Farm: 1 Cuckoo, few Whitethroat, Sedge Warblers, Blackcaps, 60+ Swallows, 1 Sand Martin, 2 House Martins, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel. (T Pinfield)

Caerthillian Valley: Whimbrel over. (T Pinfield)

Hayle, Harvey’s Towans: 7 Whimbrel, 1 Kittiwake, 26 Ringed Plover, 64 Dunlin. (S Grose)

Carnsew Pool: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Bar tailed Godwit, 5 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 89 Dunlin, 29 Ringed Plover, 4 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Leedstown: 15 Rook nests. (S Grose)

Porthleven Harbour: 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Sandwich Tern offshore. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 m Pochard, 50+ Sand Martin, 4 Rock Pipit, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Pr nesting Mute Swan, 13 Tufted Duck, 2 Shelduck, 16 Linnet, 1 Reed Warbler. (S Grose)

Tehidy Golf Course: 26 Whimbrel. (S Grose)

Perranporth Golf Course: 20+ Whimbrel. (D Dungate)

Rame Head – Penlee: 17 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 10 Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler, 17 Blackcap, 48 Whitethroat, 28 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Whimbrel. Also vismig from Rame Headland (1230 – 1330); 66 Swallow , 20 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Swift (all in off sea and north). (K Pellow)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 20 Sand Martin, 10 Barn Swallow, 5 House Martin. (P Fraser)

Drift Reservoir: Coot, Whimbrel, 2 Swift, 15 Sand Martin, 7 House Martin, 20 Swallow, 2 Reed Warbler. (D Flumm)

Anderton, Nr. Millbrook: 5 Whimbrel. (D Sharp)

Rame Head: 2 Swift, 1 House Martin, numerous Swallows and Sand Martins, 1 Wheatear, 4 Linnet, 1 Kestrel (D Sharp)

Whimbrel, Deena Sharp

Swift, Deena Sharp

Whitsand Bay: 2 Whitethroat. (D Sharp)

St Austell Bay: 5 Great Northern Diver (4 winter plumage, 1 summer plumage), 1 Black-throated Diver, 9 Eider, 4 Whimbrel, 5 Dunlin, 3 Sandwich Tern. (B & L Bosisto)

Par Beach: 3 recently hatched Canada Goslings, 2 Grey Heron, 10 Swallow, 15 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin. (B & L Bosisto)

Goonzian Downs: Cuckoo. (A Newsham)

Tregeseal: Occupied House Martin nest in village. (D Flumm)

Buttermilk Hill: 4 Wheatear in fields by Anjue Cottage. Also a flock of 10 Ring Ouzels with 4 males, 4 females and 2 first summer males, 8 Wheatear in sloping fields toward Towednack. (V Stratton)

Stepper Point Headland: 15+ Skylark, 12+ Rook, 20+ Jackdaw, 20+ Crow, 8 Pheasant, 25+ swallow, 1 Blue Tit, 50+ Kittiwakes, 6 Cormorants, 10 Great Black-backed Gulls, 4 Oyster catchers, 10 Fulmars, 1 Gannet, 7 Stonechats, 3 Linnet, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Dunnock, 1 Wren, 2 Robin, 1, Blackbird, 8 Herring Gull, 1 Razorbill, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Collared Dove. (J. Goodair)

Downderry: early morning 13 Whimbrel, 3 Common Scoters, 3 Shelducks and 10 Great Northern Divers. 8 House Martins moving east this afternoon. (A Payne)

Land’s End: Ring Ouzel still.

Please note – a Tripod has been found in the Lelant area. Please contact cornwall@rspb.org.uk if this is yours.

Tuesday 27th April 2021

Late News, 26/04, Kenidjack: 1f Black Redstart, 11+ Wheatear, 2 Sedge Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler. Also, probable Locustella type warbler, but only seen very briefly, opposite allotments.(P Clarke)

Late News, 26/04, Stithians: 2 Great Crested Grebes mid afternoon. (S&R Whitwam)

Late Photo, 26/4, Nanquidno: Woodchat Shrike. (S Windle)

Woodchat Shrike 26/4 – Stevan Windle

Woodchat Shrike 26/4 – Stevan Windle

Treeve Moor, Lands End: 1 Eastern Subalpine Warbler,1 Tree pipit, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap,1 Moorhen, 1 Rock pipit, 5 Song Thrush, 6 Blackbird, 2 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 6 Common Whitethroat, 5 Chaffinch,10 Linnet and 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Windle)

Eastern Subalpine Warbler – Stevan Windle

Ring Ouzel – Stevan Windle

Tree Pipit – Stevan Windle

Hayle, Carnsew Pool: 7 Whimbrel, 4 Turnstone, 1 Oystercatcher, 5 Little Egret, 1 Great Black-backed Gull (J Baker)

Stithians: 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Swallow, 2 Cormorant, 5 Canada Goose, 4 Linnet, 2 Buzzard, 1 Pheasant (S Van Hear)

Dinham Flats, Camel Estuary: 1 Osprey fishing this morning. (C Selway)

Bude Marsh: 2 Cattle Egret (Helen Wilkins)

Lizard: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 20 Whimbrel, 5 Wheatear, 1 male Whinchat, 50 Swallow north, 5 House Martin north. (D Collins)

St Dennis Quarry: Cuckoo (J Howells, V Hall)

Cuckoo – J Howells, V Hall

Cuckoo – J Howells, V Hall

Tredinney CommonPurple Heron flying east overland towards Drift between Tredinney Common & Chapel Carn Brea at 1530hrs. Appeared to come from direction of the ponds at Nanquidno. (J Hawkey)

Siblyback: 10 Willow Warblers, Sedge Warbler, Little Egret, 4 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, Cuckoo (heard only), 8 Great tit, Treecreeper. (R Napp)

Treecreeper – Rick Napp

Sedge Warbler – Rick Napp

Perranporth, Cligga Head: Male Common Redstart, 6 Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 4 Swallow. (T Wilson)

Tywarnhayle: (15.00 – 15.30) 1 Buzzard, 1 Woodpigeon, 4 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Great Tit, 3 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch. (RB & PC Girling)

Dowran, Sancreed: 9 Wheatear, 3 Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 2 Ring Ouzel, 3 Wheatear, Sedge Warbler, 10 Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 6 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff. 10 Swallow & 4 Sand Martin north. (D Flumm)

Botallack: Common Redstart, 9 Wheatear, 5 Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Carn Gloose: c150 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin north. 12 Whimbrel, 3 Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Ring Ouzel – Dave Flumm

Ring Ouzel – Dave Flumm

Ring Ouzel – Dave Flumm

Bodmin Moor, Stowe’s Hill: 2 Cuckoo, 1 pair Common Redstart, 6 Yellowhammer, 8 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Bodmin Moor, Sharp Tor: 1 pair Common Redstart (near stables), 5 Wheatear, 4 Swift circling overhead. (J St Ledger)

Bodmin Moor, Withey Brook Marsh: 1 pair Whinchat, 1 Cuckoo, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel (hovering), 1 Sparrowhawk (over). Also 5 Red Deer. (J St Ledger)

Common Redstart – John St Ledger

Whinchat – John St Ledger

Yellowhammer – John St Ledger

Foxhole: 2 Grasshopper Warbler. (B Bosisto)

Porthilly Point: 30+ Sand Martin, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Heron, 19 Oystercatcher, 2 Skylark, 1 Osprey, 1 m Peregrine, 4 Rock Pipit. (S Grose)

Lanivet: 2 Marsh Tit, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Reed Bunting,1 House Martin, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven over, 1 Skylark, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Stonechat, 11 Linnet, 1 Red legged Partridge. (S Grose)

Tresaddern: 25 Raven, 1 Yellowhammer, 6 Linnet, 4 Skylark, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Red legged Partridge, 3 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 4 Corn Bunting (S Grose)

Par, Spit Beach: 9 Eider (3 female), 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Dunlin, c30 Oystercatchers, 6 Sandwich Tern and 7 Great Northern Divers. (D Cooper)

Porthgwarra: 1 Merlin, c15 Whitethroat, 1 Cuckoo (at Trevean). (R Veal)

Sennen, Brew Pool: 3cy Glaucous Gull still, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler. (R Veal)

Longrock: 2 sum plum Great Northern Diver, 1 Swallow and 6 Whimbrel in off the sea. (R Veal)

Nanjizal: 12 Blackcap, 7 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Linnet trapped and ringed. Also 2 Tree Pipit over (0550 & 0830), 1 Coot, 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (J Overfield, R Veal)

Kenneggy coast path. Kestrel, 2 pair Fulmar (possibly 4), Wall Brown, Orange-tip. (C Richards)

Lizard, Windmill Farm: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Blackcap, 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Stonechat, 5 Swallow. (I Grant, F Were)

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Monday 26th April 2021

Late News, 25/4, Wicca: (1000 to 1300) 1,250 Swallow, 385 House Martin, 86, Sand Martin, 2 Cuckoo, 2m Hobby. (1800 to 2045) 357 Swallow, 126 House Martin, 18 Wheatear, 1, Blackcap, 1 Tree Pipit. (V Stratton)

Late News, 25/4,Trendrine Hill: 1 Cuckoo. (V Stratton)

Late News, 25/04, River Camel (Nr Blisland): 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dipper. (S Marquis)

Late News, 25/04, Bodmin Moor: 1 Cuckoo. (S Marquis)

Treeve Moor: Eastern Subalpine Warbler still showing and singing sporadically this morning. (B Rankine)

Nanquidno: Woodchat Shrike, Cuckoo, 2 Whinchats, 35 Wheatears, 3 Whimbrels, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 2 House Martin, 5 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat. (N Wheatley, D Flumm et al) In addition, 1 Garden Warbler. (M Broadbent)

Woodchat Shrike – Dave Flumm

Woodchat Shrike – Dave Flumm

Trinity Loop, Lands End: Red Kite and Spotted Flycatcher. (R Stone)

Kenidjack: 3 Blackcap, 11 ChiffChaff, 2 Whitethroat, 17 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Kestrel,
Orangetip, Holly Blue, Red Admiral, Wall Brown, Small Tortoiseshell, Green Veined, Small & Large White butterflies. (J Hawkey) Also,1 f Pied Flycatcher. (S Williams) In addition, 2 Swift and 1f Ring Ouzel. (N Rogers)

Cape Cornwall Golf Club: 20 Whimbrel, 2 Whitethroat,1 Swift and a steady stream of Swallow. (S Turner)

Sennen: 20 Whimbrel appeared to land in fields NE of school. (N Rogers)

Pendeen: 5+ Tree Pipit, 57 Wheatear, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1m Ring Ouzel, 3 Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Garden Warbler. (P Combridge, A Bayly)

Porthgwarra: Hoopoe again this morning, now around Trevean. (M Wallace)

Skewjack: Hobby & Garden Warbler this afternoon. (M Wallace)

St Buryan: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (N Rogers)

Carn Les Boel: Black Redstart, 3 Whimbrel near Carn Trevean, lots of Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat and a Skylark singing near track to Raftra. Orangetip, 3 Wall Brown (W Smith)

Marazion Beach: 10 White Wagtail, c70 Dunlin, c20 Ringed Plover, c6 Sanderling, 4 Whimbrel. Also 2 Teal, 1 Snipe, 30 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Swift on the marsh. (R Veal, P Fraser)

Penzance: 1m Greenland-type Wheatear on urban rooftop at dawn this morning, Lidden area. (T Mills)

Mile End, Lizard: Hoopoe on back lane between A3083 and heathland to the West, flew up the lane and crossed the road into scrub on the other side. (M Ravine)

Lizard: 1f Common Redstart, 1f Yellow Wagtail, 4 White Wagtail, 9 Whimbrel, 5 Wheatear, House Martin, 2 Cuckoo. (D Collins)

Grochal: 5 Wheatear, Cuckoo singing. (D Collins)

Windmill Farm: 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Stonechat, 6 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Jay. (I Grant & F Were)

Crousa Downs: Cuckoo calling mid afternoon (M Ravine)

Godolphin Cross: 2 Sparrowhawk soaring, possibly display. (C Richards)

Mylor Creek: Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, 4 Blackcap, Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Gerrans Bay: 9 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, c20 Oystercatcher all on a small beach and 2 Shelduck on the sea off Curgurrell. (T Mills)

NCI Station, St Ives: (1200 – 1500) 750 Swallow, 123 House Martin, 3 Whimbrel. (V Stratton)

Wicca Cove: 360 Swallow, 3 Wheatear, 2 pairs of Stonechat, 7 Whitethroat, 2m Cuckoo chasing each other before disappearing inland. 1m SparrowHawk, 2 Raven, 2, Common Buzzard. (V Stratton)

St Gothian Sand: 14 Whimbrel, 10+ Wheatear, Little Egret and a Common Sandpiper. (P Freestone) Also reported, Little Ringed Plover (S Rogers)

Connor Downs: 2 Yellow Wagtail. (P Freestone)

Bassett Cove: Stonechat, Wheatear, 6 Swallow and Skylarks. (E Harris)

East Pentire: 2 House Martin, 10 Swallow, 4 Whitethroat, Blackcap, pair Stonechat feeding 4 young, 9 Wheatear. (B Bosisto)

Gannel Estuary: 30+ Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Plover (one in full summer plumage), Shelduck, 5 Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper this morning. (M Lammas, T Carson)

Newquay Golf Club: 20 Whimbrel and 1 Bar Tailed Godwit feeding on the golf course this morning and 32 Whimbrel feeding on the golf course this afternoon. Also, 2 Wheatear and 20+ Swallow and House Martin feeding over the dunes behind Fistral Beach this morning. (D Kendle)

Carnanton Woods: 1 Spotted Flycatcher (in garden at Spitfire Corner). (S Grose)

Polzeath, Lead Mines: 10 Whitethroat, 11 Skylark, 2 Wheatear, 17 Linnet, 1 Meadow Pipit, 5 Oystercatcher, 5 Fulmar. (S Grose)

Amble Marshes: 3 Yellow Wagtail, 3 White Wagtail this evening. (C Selway) Great White Egret, Little Ringed Plover, Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1m Wigeon, 7 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 34 Shelduck. (P Roseveare)

St. Kew Highway: 1 Red Kite over at 8 30pm this evening. (A Langdon)

Siblyback Reservoir: 18 Tufted Duck, 2 m Shoveller, 3 f Goosander, 24 Mallard (3 broods ), 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron and 1 Common Sandpiper, 25 singing Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler (below dam), 8 House Martin, 2 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, and 6 Wheatear. (K Pellow)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 m Goosander, 4 Teal, 20 Canada Goose, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Willow Warbler on Territory, 7 Wheatear and 1 Cuckoo. (K Pellow)

Helman Tor, Bodmin Moor: 4 Whitethroat, 1 Ring Ouzel, 20 Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat 3 Willow warbler. (A Tomkins)

Common Whitethroat – Andrew Tomkins

Maer Lake, Bude: Mixed flock of c70 Ringed Plover and Dunlin this morning, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 2 Shelduck and c15 Black-headed Gull. (S Border)

Sandymouth, Bude: 1m Black Redstart, Bar-tailed Godwit and 3 Wheatear this morning. (W Salmon)

Downderry: 12 Whimbrel on beach early morning. A Turtle Dove and Wheatear on local farmland this afternoon. (A Payne)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Greenshank, 8 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, & 2 Grey Heron. Also, 5 Black-headed Gull, 15 Herring Gull, 17 Shelduck & 6 Mallard (P Kemp)

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Sunday 25th April 2021

Treeve Moor: Eastern Subalpine Warbler still showing and singing sporadically early pm. (S Finch)

Porthgwarra: Hoopoe at the end of ‘three chimneys’ lane at 0910hrs then flew up the lane towards Arden-Sawah. (M Wallace)

Brew, Sennen: Cattle Egret south, 2nd year Glaucous Gull, Mediterranean Gull, White Wagtail, 6 Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Glaucous Gull – Dave Flumm

Glaucous Gull – Dave Flumm

Glaucous Gull – Dave Flumm

Trevorian, Sennen: Cattle Egret at Trevear Farm, pair Little Grebe, 10 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, Wheatear, Sedge Warbler. (D Flumm)

Botallack: 14 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 1m Woodchat Shrike (“senator”), 1 Hobby (N R Rogers) Also 3 Tree Pipit, 1m & 1f Pied Flycatcher and a Whinchat. (S Rogers) In addition, 1f Pied Flycatcher, Black Redstart, 10 Wheatear, 20 Swallow & 6 House Martin heading north, 4 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 10 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, male & female Siskin briefly then east. (D Flumm)

Woodchat Shrike – Nigel Rogers

Hobby – Nigel Rogers

Pied Flycatcher – Dave Flumm

Siskin – Dave Flumm

Pendeen: Red-rumped Swallow flew up the valley between Trease Common and Coastguard Cottages. Also, 4 Tree Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, 1m&1f Common Redstart, Hobby, Whinchat, 16+ Wheatear and male Ring Ouzel still east side of Carn. (P Combridge) Also, 307 Swallow, 54 House Martin, 24 Sand Martin in 45 minutes this morning. (A Bayly)

Lower Boscaswell, Pendeen: Turtle Dove in hedge this evening. (P Clement)

Pendeen Carn: 10 Wheatear. (S Rogers)

Geevor: Swift over this evening. (A Bayly)

Trewellard: 1 Cuckoo. (S Rogers)

St. Buryan: 1 Hobby over this morning. (M Bishop)

Tregeseal: Cuckoo over north, female Merlin east, Blackcap.  (D Flumm)

Marazion Beach: 19 Whimbrel, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 14 Dunlin, 14 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, 1 Turnstone. (J Hawkey) In addition, Barnacle Goose, 40 Canada Geese, 10 Whimbrel, Swift, c20 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Barnacle Goose – Dave Flumm

Black Redstart – Dave Flumm

Copperhouse, Hayle: 4 (1m) Little Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit this evening. (R Veal)

St Gothian Sands: 1 Snow Goose this afternoon. (B Mellow)

Gunwalloe: 13 Whimbrel and 2 Great Northern Diver offshore, one in summer plumage but distant. (D Collins)

Windmill Farm: 1 Cuckoo (D Eva) Also, Hoopoe, 1m Common Redstart, Grasshopper Warbler. (M Broadbent)

Caerthillian: 115 Whimbrel east, Swift, Yellow Wagtail, lots of Hirundines, Sedge Warbler and Whitethroat. (M Broadbent)

Loe Bar: 3 summer plumaged Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 summer plumaged Dunlin, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Grey Seal and 3+ Orange Tip Butterfly. (P Bedford)

Lelant, Golf Course: 28 Whimbrel. (C Richards)

Falmouth sea-front: 1 Kestrel. (E Tackley)

Redruth: 1 Red Kite over the A30. (J Gee)

St Agnes Beacon: Turtle Dove briefly, 30+ Wheatear, 2 Swift and 200+ mixed Hirundines this morning. (G Lawlor)

Callestick: Red Kite over at 3.25 and Sedge Warbler singing in the garden. (T Wilson)

St Austell Bay: 5 Great Northern Diver ( summer plumage), 1 Whimbrel,1 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 1 Sandwich Tern. (B & L Bosisto)

Par Beach Pool: 10 Cattle Egret, Common Sandpiper. (B & L Bosisto)

Foxhole: Cuckoo from private garden. (B Bosisto)

St Dennis: 2 Cuckoo up the top end of the village this morning. (P Ash)

Gannel Estuary, Newquay: 28 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Grey Plover, 5 Common Sandpiper, 8 Whimbrel and 1 Greenshank this morning. (S Rowe)

Newquay Golf Course: 20 Whimbrel and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit this morning. (D Kendle)

Newquay, Trevoll: 1 Red Kite (at 11.08am and again at 16.38pm in ploughed field next to Rosecliston Park), 4 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 3 Wheatear, 3 Chiffchaff, 7 Linnet, 4m Blackcap, 7 Greenfinch, 1 pair Canada Goose with 7 Goslings, 1 Jay, 1f Sparrowhawk, 5 Skylark,1 Roe Deer, 10 Common Lizard. (S Grose)

Trerice: 11 Rook nests, 1 Green Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Park Head: 1 Nightingale, 1m Black Redstart, 17 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 4 Reed Warbler, 5 Sedge Warbler, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 16 Whimbrel, 31 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail, 21 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Stock Dove and 2 Sparrowhawk. (B Bosisto & P Roseveare)

Stepper Point: 270+ Swallow (in 2 hours), 6 Fulmar, 1 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 30 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 25 Guillemot, 2 Wood Pigeon, 6 Skylark, 1 Rock Pipit, 4 Meadow Pipit, 6 Stonechat, 11 Wheatear, 5 Jackdaw 30 Rook, 5 Carrion Crow, 12 Linnet. (M Scawen)

St Eval Airfield: 1 Tree Pipit, 4 Wheatear. (P Roseveare)

Amble Marshes, Wadebridge: Great White Egret, Little Ringed Plover, Greylag Goose and Swift this morning. (D Julian)

Menacrin Downs, Bodmin Moor: 1 Cuckoo. (P Crispin)

Launceston: 1 Hawfinch still in a private garden this morning. (J Bailey, A Davey)

Hawfinch – Adrian Davey

Poundstock, Bude: 1 Red Kite over this morning. (J Pawley)

Bude Marsh: 1 Grasshopper Warbler singing. (W Salmon)

Widemouth Bay: 15 Whimbrel, c.30 Swallow and Sand Martin over bay, 2 Buzzard. (R Maye)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Common Sandpiper on the weir this morning. (R Mudge)

West Looe: 1 Wheatear in a private garden. (S Netherton)

Polbathic Creek: 2 Whimbrel & 4 Swallow. (A Blonden)

Downderry: 2 Dunlin, a Grey Plover, 6 Whimbrel, 2 Wheatear, and Reed Warbler early morning. Later a Swift east. (A. Payne)

Antony House Garden: 5 Goldfinch; 4 Shelduck; 4 Teal; Mistle Thrush. (R Napp)

Landulph: 1 Sedge Warbler (singing) , 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 6+ Orange Tip, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood. (R Smaldon)

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