Saturday 20th February 2021

Late news, 19th February, Chaple Amble: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 50 Canada Goose,1 Pintail , 50 plus Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 30 plus Shoveler,5 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe,10 Mallard, 3 Chiffchaff ,20 Curlew,1 Cormorant ,1 Grey Heron, 5 Black-tailed Godwit ,Little Gull. (A Tomkins)

Hayle Estuary: adult Ring-billed Gull, adult Glaucous Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull. (Birdguides)

Gwithian: 1 juv Glaucous gull, 1 Kittiwake, 4 Mediterranean gull, 1 Gadwall, 2 Db Brent goose. (I Grant/F Were)

Falmouth Bay; Pennance Point:  juv Glaucous Gull, Great Skua, Great Northern Diver, lots of Guillemot, Razorbill, Kittiwakes, Gannets, Fulmars, c10 Mediterranean Gull, c15 Lesser black Backed Gull, 4 Common Gull. (M Broadbent, L Langley)

Ruan: Barn Owl. (L Emmett)

Sticker: 4 Blackcap (2 male & 2 female) in private garden. (M Helston)

Penwithick (private garden) : 1 Blackcap , 8 House Sparrow , 9 Chaffinch , 2 Blue Tit , 4 Bullfinch (2m & 2f) , 2 Siskin (1m &1f) , 5 Goldfinch , 1 Great Tit , 1 Coal Tit , 2 Long-Tailed Tit , 1 Reed Bunting , 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1m & 1f) , 2 Collared Dove . (K. Bowers)

male Great Spotted Woodpecker

female Great Spotted Woodpecker

male Siskin

female Siskin

male Bullfinch

female Bullfinch

male Bullfinch

male Goldfinch

Bude: 2 Cattle Egrets Bude on Rugby Club pitch, Kingfisher on the river Neet, large flock of Long – tailed Tits on canal path. (R Maye)

King Arthur’s Hall, Bodmin Moor: 300-400 Golden Plover performing aerobatics. (G Chapman)

Penhale point: 2 juv Glaucous Gull, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Chough, 5 Stonechat, 2 Raven, 11 Fulmar, 63 Linnet. (S Grose)

juvenile Glaucous Gull – Shaun Grose

juvenile Glaucous Gull – Shaun Grose

Holywell Bay: 1 Water Rail at NT carpark. (S Grose)

Newquay, Trenance Valley: 11 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

St Agnes Head: juvenile Iceland Gull. (Birdguides)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Cattle Egret, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gul. (S Rowe), 6 Dunlin, 1 Knot, 4 Grey Plover. (N Long)



Saturday 6th February 2021

Late News, 5th February Hells Mouth: 8 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot, 2 Shag, 10+ Fulmar. (M James)

Fulmar – Mark James

Fulmar – Mark James

Fulmar – Mark James

Drift Reservoir: 1 drake Ring-necked Duck, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe and 9 Tufted Duck. (T Mills)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 50+ roosting Sanderling and 3 Purple Sandpiper. 1 m Black Redstart close by. (T Mills)

Land’s End: c1,000 Gannet, 2 Great Skua, 2 Peregrine, 13 Chough. ( P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Spoonbill, c160 Black-tailed Godwit, c30 Curlew, c200 Lapwing, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Pintail, c30 Shoveler, c130 Wigeon. (A Langdon)

Black-tailed Godwit – Adrian Langdon

Wadebridge: Mediterranean Gull. (C Selway)

Talskiddy/Gluvian: Pink-footed Goose, 2 Canada Goose, 2 Snipe, Nuthatch, Chiffchaff, 120 Linnet, 60 Skylark, 4 Fieldfare, singing Redwing, 33 Yellowhammer. (B & L Bosisto)

Towan Head: 1 Manx Shearwater, 19 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Velvet Scoter, 80 Common Scoter. (S Rowe)

Bude Marsh: c70 Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck, 16 Teal, 30+ Lapwing, 40 Black-headed Gull, Moorhen and Mallard. (R Maye)

Trevarrian: 1 Corn Bunting, 3 Chough, 20 Meadow Pipit. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit. 1 Black Redstart nearby on Penmere Drive. (S Rowe)

Trispen: Firecrest. (L Bosisto)

Pendeen: 3 Black-throated Diver. (Birdguides)

Hayle Estuary: Curlew Sandpiper & Ruff on Copperhouse Creek, Pale-bellied Brent Goose on Carnsew Pool. (P Smale)

Nanjizal-Porthgwarra: Whale sp at 12 noon blowing on the horizon c4 km SE from PG Cove. On size of plume (width & height) I would say it was a Fin Whale but just too distant. 169 Golden Plover on moor & ringtail Hen Harrier Roskestal Fm. Also my first queen Bombus terrestris bumblebee for 2021 out of hibernation. (D Flumm)

Golden Plover flock – Dave Flumm

queen Bombus terrestris bumblebee – Dave Flumm

Golden Plover flock – Dave Flumm

Newlyn: Water Rail (S Peach)

Water Rail – Stephen Peach

Porthleven: 1 Velvet Scoter. (P Oldcorn)

Helston: Siberian Chiffchaff at the Sewage Works. (Birdguides)

Loe Pool: 8 Cattle Egret, Bittern. (Birdguides) 2 Bittern. (J Johnson)

Newtown-in-St-Martin: 23 Cattle Egret (L Sampson)

Gerrans Bay: 12 Black-throated Diver, 12 Great Northern Diver, 9 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Long tailed Duck at Portscatho ( D Eva )

Towan Beach: 4 Cirl Bunting ( D Eva )

Devoran: 2 Grey Plover. (L Langley)

Carnon Valley: 3 Lesser Redpoll. (L Langley)

Falmouth Bay: male Long-tailed Duck at Bream Cove near Rosemullion Head. (J Holmes)

Falmouth: colour ringed Blackcap in private garden. (J Roue)

Mawnan: 3 Woodlark and hundreds of finches around the area this morning. (M Broadbent)

Par Beach. 1 Peregrine Falcon . (Ian Toogood-Johnson)

Lerryn: Firecrest. (J Parfitt)

Firecrest – J Parfitt

St Austell: 1 Blackcap in private garden. ( C Hooper)

Blackcap – C Hooper

Penwithick (private garden): 2 Great Tit , 1 Robin , 6 Goldfinch , 2 Blue Tit , 1 Coal Tit , 1 Reed Bunting , 2 Siskin (1m & 1f) , 1 Bullfinch , 7 House Sparrow , 2 Long-Tailed Tit , 4 Chaffinch. (K. Bowers)

Long-tailed Tit – Kevin Bowers

Great Tit – Kevin Bowers

Goldfinch – Kevin Bowers

Siskin – Kevin Bowers

Siskin – Kevin Bowers

Reed Bunting – Kevin Bowers

Carthew: 2 Robin , 8 Coal Tit , 3 Jackdaw , 4 Great Tit , 2 Chaffinch . (K. Bowers)

Coal Tit – Kevin Bowers

Robin – Kevin Bowers

Jackdaw – Kevin Bowers

Carlyon: Rook with deformed bill. (T Hall)

Rook – Timothy Hall

Calenick Creek: 70 Canada Geese,12 Redshank,18 Wigeon,Greenshank,Cormorant & Grey Heron.(T Hall)

Calenick: 8 Cattle Egret on private farmland.(T.Hall)

Kingsmill Lake: Adult Spoonbill,Grey Plover, Lapwing, Knot, Snipe, Green and Redshank, Dunlin, Bar-tailed Godwit and Avocet. (B Rankine)

adult Spoonbill – B Rankine


Saturday 30th January 2021

Late News, 29/01/21 Penzance: Starling murmuration over the town. (D Brown)

Starling murmuration – Dave Brown

Starling murmuration – Dave Brown

Late News, 29/01/21 Seaton: juvenile Glaucous Gull. (J Mitchell)

Juvenile Glaucous Gull – Jon Mitchell

Ruan Lanihorne: male Long-tailed Duck on Trelonk riverbank opposite Ruan quay. (D Hall)

Stithians: Willow Tit, 4 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 8 Teal, 2 Reed Bunting. (M Broadbent C Hill)

Willow Tit – Carla Hill

Willow Tit – Carla Hill

Perranarworthal: Spoonbill still on the Creek just after the Norway Inn this morning. (S Bearhop)

Bude Marsh: 2 Cattle Egret, Grey Heron 18 Teal, 60 Canada Geese, c170 Lapwing, 100+ Black-headed Gull. From the Canal towpath 1 Sparrowhawk being chased and mobbed by crows, large flock Long tailed Tit, Great Tit & Blue Tit in willow trees. (R Maye)

Walmsley / Middle Amble: 5 Cattle Egret, 1 Spoonbill, 2 Barn Owl (at 09:30), 3 Grey Heron, circa 30 Shoveler, circa 20 Shelduck, circa 150 Lapwing, circa 70 Canada Geese, circa 20 Black-tailed Godwit, circa 5 Snipe, circa 60 Teal, Wigeon, Mallard. (A Langdon)

Wadebridge: Blackcap in private garden. (C Davies)

Gannel Estuary: 720 Herring Gull, 1 ad argentatus Herring Gull, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c500 Black-headed Gull, 5 Med Gull, 7 Common Gull. (S Rowe)

Trevemper Sewage Works / Trevoll: 2 Cattle Egret, 6 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 42 Black headed Gull, 3 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 66 Meadow Pipit, 70+ Curlew flushed by dogs and scattered into small flock and settled on fields above estuary. (S Grose)

Great Western Beach/ Barrowfields: 15 pairs of Fulmar, 1 Chough, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Millbrook: drake Greater Scaup still. (Birdguides)

Mount Edgcumbe Country Park: 13 Cattle Egret. (Birdguides)




Tuesday 5th January 2021

Trevarno, near Sithney: 1 White Stork in a Daffodil Field. (V Wiltshire)

Hayle Estuary: adult and 1st winter Caspian Gull. (Birdguides)1 ad Ring-billed Gull, 15 Mediterranean gull, 3 Goosander, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Kingfisher. (I Grant/F Were)  Curlew Sandpiper and Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Copperhouse Creek. (P Smale)  Ryan’s field: 1 Goosander, 1 Water rail. (I Grant/F Were) Carnsew: 1 Great-northern diver, 1 Knot. (I Grant/F Were)

Siblyback Lake: 2 female Ring-necked Duck still. (Birdguides)

Falmouth Bay: Pomarine Skua, Great Skua, Red-throated Diver, 6 Common Scoter off of Swanpool. (L Langley)

St Just: 78 Lapwing, 209 Golden Plover. (D Flumm)

Sennen: 2 Chough on roof of cottages next to Sennen Harbour. (J Miller)

Penrose- Loe Pool: Buzzard, Robin, 30c Goldfinch, Great tit, Song Thrush, Grey Heron, Little Grebe, Coot, Moorhen, 15+ Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret, Herring Gull, Great Black Backed Gull, 33 Shoveler, 11+ Pochard, Jay, Goldcrest, 7m and 1F Goosander, Cormorant. (P.Day and M Patterson-Jones)

Loe Bar: Black-throated Diver, Black-necked Grebe, Seal. (P.Day and M Patterson-Jones)

Grebe Beach, Helford River: 1 Red Kite over the beach at 14:20. (O Abbott & D Irvine)

Hell’s Mouth: 1 Green Woodpecker (G. Rogers)

Tehidy Woods: This afternoon by small pool 1 Kingfisher, 3 Goldcrest ,Grey Wagtail,Treecreeper. In the Rose Garden 1 Nuthatch. Near Otter Bridge 6 Redwing and a flock of Long-tailed Tit. (S Smith)

Godolphin Cross: male Blackcap. (C Richards)

Godolphin Wood: Firecrest.(C Richards)

Noonvares Ford nr Godolphin Bridge: male Black Redstart in Horse /goat paddock near farmhouse. (C Richards)

Malpas: 1 Black Redstart, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Pied Wagtail all on one rooftop. Also 1 Blackcap and 2 Siskin on our garden feeders. (A.Hill)

Truro: 2 Blackcap (male and female) in private garden. (Netty)

Kenneggy: 1 Tawny Owl (heard) 2 Buzzard, 1 Snipe, 14 Linnet, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, c50 Starling (C James)

Camborne:  3 Blackcap (unringed, 2m and 1f) in private garden. (G. Rogers)

Blackcap – Geoff Rogers


Newquay: Jack Snipe on Newquay Golf Course this afternoon. (D Kendle) 1 Black Redstart on Penmere Drive. (S Rowe)

Bolingey: male Blackcap in private garden. (K Burton)

Pentire Point: 1 Grey wagtail, 1 Curlew ,1 Turnstone, Oystercatchers. (J Harrison)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 (m+f) Goosander, 1 Little Grebe, 76 Lesser Black backed Gull, 51 Black headed Gull, 1 m Bullfinch, 1 Treecreeper. (S Grose)

Lower Moor Plantation: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Linnet, 3 Siskin, 1 m Grey Wagtail, 3 Buzzard, 1 Merlin, 1 m Kestrel, 2 Raven, 9 Carrion Crow, 19 Magpie, 4 Goldfinch. (S Grose)

Davidstow Airfield: 73 Pied Wagtail. (S Grose)

Hendrawalls Farm: 75+ Golden Plover, 311+ Lapwing (loosely feeding amongst sheep). (S Grose)

St Kew Highway:1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: Black Swan. (C Selway)

Mawgan Porth: 248 Teal, 52 Wigeon, 15 Shoveler, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 10 Snipe . (B & L  Bosisto)

St Eval Airfield: 1,000 Golden Plover, 150 Lapwing. (B & L Bosisto)

Talskiddy: male Blackcap on garden feeder. (B Bosisto)

Roche: 8 Long-tailed Tit in private garden, second ever flock, last seen in 2016. (J Rance)

Rame Head: Chough still. (D Foote)

Chough – Daniel Foote

Saturday 14th November 2020

Late news, 13/11, Newtown St Martin: 8 Cattle Egret with cows. And late afternoon 20 Cattle Egret flew along the Helford and went to roost in Polwheveral Creek. (J Selby)

Late News, 13/11, Towan Head, Newquay: 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 41 Common Scoter, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull (N Long, T Carne, C Bright)

Late News, 13/11, Holywell Bay: 2 Chough, 1 Wheatear, Peregrine Falcon and Cetti’s warbler calling. (R Copeland)

Late News, 13/11, Chaple Amble: Great Egret reported. (Birdguides)

Stithians: 2 Goldeneye, 2 Shoveler, 13 Wigeon, 30 Teal (D Eva)

Helston; Lower Nansloe: 9 Cattle Egret and 4 Firecrest. (D Wright)

Gillan: Cattle Egret in the creek late morning. (Birdguides)

Threemilestone:  2 Redwing, 2 Blackcap (m & f) in private garden. (E Harris)

Swanpool Bay: f Common Scoter & Great Northern Diver, several Kittiwakes past W. (J Chapman)

Maenporth Bay: dark juv Arctic Skua past W, several Kittiwakes. (J Chapman)

Flushing Estuary: 9 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel, 30+ Curlews, 30+ Redshank, 2 Little Egret. (P Oldcorn)

Tregrehan; Boscundle Woods: 2 x Woodcock flew out of the woods and across garden at 9 am. (I Stewart)

Downderry SSW 45 mph: 1 juv Pomarine Skua, 1 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmar, 3 adult Med Gulls, 60+ Kittiwake, 40+ Gannet, 80+ Razorbills. (P Kemp)

Godrevy: Snow Bunting still. (Birdguides)

Towan Head: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver west, 50+ Common Scoter in bay. (M Lammas, S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 21 Wigeon, 27 Rock Pipit, 6 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 9 Med Gull, 6 Little Egret. (S Rowe) 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 m Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Grebe on boating lake. (S Grose)

Trevemper Sewage Works: 1 Water Rail, 1 Woodcock, 7 Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Fistral Beach: 18 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 21 Turnstone. (S Grose)

Newquay Harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver off the north Quay. (S Grose)

Great Western Beach: 2 f Black Redstart, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

St Eval Airfield: 429 Golden Pover, 189 Lapwing, 1 Mistle Thrush. (B Bosisto)

Chaple Amble: Great Egret still. (G Clutterbuck)

Porthcurno: Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Woodcock. (J Ryan)

Penberth: Firecrest. (J Ryan)

Mousehole: 2+ Great Skua, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 200+ Kittiwake, 150+ Lesser Black-backed Gull 07:40-08:50. (P St Pierre)

Levant: male Kestrel hunting worms, also 2 Buzzards in same field. (R Chiffers)

Kestrel – R Chiffers

Kestrel – R Chiffers


Saturday 7th November 2020

Late news, 5th November, Chapel Carn Brae: 1 Woodcock. (R Chiffers)

Eurasian Woodcock – Robin Chiffers

Late news, 5th November, Gluvian: 722 Redwing, 27 Song Thrush, 2 Blackbird, 1 Snipe recorded overnight via noc mig . (B Bosisto)

Late news, 6th November, Swanpool: Whimbrel on the rocks in the afternoon. (M Broadbent)

Trevose Head:  Coues’s Arctic Redpoll. also 2 Redwing, 1 Woodcock (A Langdon B Bosisto L Payne et al)

Coues’s Arctic Redpoll – Adrian Langdon

Coues’s Arctic Redpoll – Adrian Langdon

Coues’s Arctic Redpoll – Adrian Langdon

Coues’s Arctic Redpoll – Adrian Langdon


Ladock Woods: White tailed Sea Eagle drifted over Ladock woods towards Ladock and towards Truro at 8.30 – 9.00 (R Wilkins R Augarde et al)

College Reservoir: drake Green-winged Teal. (O.King M Broadbent) Cattle Egret, 2 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 2 Snipe and Kingfisher. (D Raffle)

Hawkers Cove: 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Water Rail. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Porth Joke: 1 Merlin, 2 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 2 Woodcock, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 32 Redwing, 20 Song Thrush, 20 Blackbird, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Fieldfare, 22 Meadow Pipit. (S Rowe)

Godrevy Head: 1 Snow Bunting. (G Rogers)

Snow Bunting – Geoff Rogers

Hayle Estuary: 7 Pink-footed Geese,137 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Common Gull, 14 Golden Plover. (J Hawkey)

Hayle Estuary; Carnsew Pool: 1 Knot, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 62 Dunlin, 2 Grey Plover. (J Hawkey)

Marazion: 4 Dark-bellied Brent Geese offshore. (C Beazley)

Rose Valley, Morvah : Siberian Chiffchaff (with ‘fulvescens’ traits), Black Redstart, 4 Firecrest (A Bayly)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Alex Bayly

Siberian Chiffchaff – Alex Bayly

Ponsandane Stream; Gulval: 1 Dipper. (J Hawkey)

Tregardock Beach nr Delabole: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier heading south. (L Hall)

Gillan: male Black Redstart in private garden. (H Reynolds)

Loe Pool: 13 Cattle Egret, Yellow-browed warbler at Lower nansloe. (S Bury)

Stithians: 1 Pochard, 1 Tufted Duck, 18 Wigeon, 20 Lapwing. ( D Eva )

Porthgwarra: Lapland Bunting, Snow Bunting and Hen Harrier reported. (Birdguides)

Nanjizal: 1st winter Grey Phalarope reported offshore. (Birdguides)

Mylor Churchtown: 2 Great Northern Diver, viewed from Restronguet Sailing Club. Also 2 Mistle Thrush, 100+ Redwing feeding on Holly and Yew berries in the churchyard. (J St Ledger)

Kingsmill lake: 43 Avocet, 12 Greenshank, 22 Redshank, 90+ Dunlin, 5 Grey Plover, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 98 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Lapwing, 9 Snipe, 12 Curlew, 131 Teal, 151 Wigeon, 18 Shelduck, 3 young Mute’s, 2 Cormorant, 9 Little Egret & 2 Grey Heron. (P Kemp)

Harrowbarrow: On our ramble round the village and garden today we spotted the following: 200 Linnet, 2 Fieldfare ,20 Redwing, 8 Blackbird, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Meadow Pipit. (G Roberts)

Fieldfare – G Roberts

Fieldfare – G Roberts


Friday 30th October 2020

Hayle Estuary: juvenile Glaucous Gull from Old Quay House Inn, also 38 Med Gull, 2 (ad, 3cy) Yellow-legged Gull plus Curlew Sandpiper and 2 Bar-tailed Godwit still on Copperhouse. (D Balmer, J St Ledger)

Curlew Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Marazion: 1 Knot feeding with 20+ Turnstone. Also numbers of Portuguese Man O’War beached. (J St Ledger)

Knot – John St Ledger

Portugese Man O’War – John St Ledger

Porthgwarra: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Ring Ouzel. (D Balmer)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Goldeneye, 3 Wigeon. (D Balmer)

St Clement’s Isle: 2 (1w, 2w) Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver. (L Proctor)

Davidstow: 2 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (M Ahmad)

Mousehole: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (1w, 2w) on St Clement’s Isle. (M Elliott)

Kelynack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (R Archer)

Sennen Cove: 3 Purple Sandpiper. (R Archer)

Bodmin Moor: 1 m Hen Harrier, 3 Buzzard, 1 Merlin, 7 Siskin, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Sparrowhawk, 9 Coal Tit, 27 Lesser Black backed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 300+ Herring Gull, thousands of Starling, 4 Roe Deer between Lower Moor treatment works +Hendrawalls Farm. (S Grose)

Millbrook: 1 Grey Heron, 1 Egyptian Goose, 4 Cormorant, 10 Mallard, numerous Black-headed and Herring Gull on the lake.  (D Sharp)

Anderton (nr Millbrook):  6 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Teal. (D Sharp)

Greenshank, Deena Sharp