Thursday 13th May 2021

Late News 12/5, Penzance:12 Swift screaming over St John’s Hall this morning (J Evans)

Late News 12/5, Marazion: 10+ Sedge Warbler, 2 Mute Swans with 7 cygnet, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 10+ Stonechats including several juveniles, 10+ Swallows, 6 Linnet (C Taylor)

Late News 12/5, Truro: 2 Siskin in private garden (D Jenkins)

Recent news Undisclosed site:  1 recently fledged albino Starling, (per R Hooper)

Albino Starling, via Roger Hooper

Albino Starling, via Roger Hooper

Porth Reservoir: 12 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff. (S Grose)

Truro: 2 Swifts over Malpas area, 1 Siskin,1 juv Starling in private garden (M Costa, D Jenkins)

Cape Cornwall:  14 Whimbrel intermittently present on the golf course between Priest’s Cove and Nanpean Barn for the last two days. (A Twells)

Loe Bar: Great Northern Diver. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Marsh Harrier, Whimbrel, 6 Sedge warbler, 2 House Martin, 2 Raven, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, Sand Martin, Swallow, Stonechat. (D Flumm, I Grant, F Were)

Loe Pool: 26 Reed Warbler, 6 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, c15 Blackcap, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 19 Swifts, 3 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin, 40+ Swallows, 3 Coot plus 3 large downy young, 6 Mallard plus 6 ducklings and another brood of 9 ducklings reported.. Also a shoal of 80+ Roach in shallows, presumably spawning. (G Adams)

Nanpean: 13 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Green Woodpecker, Cuckoo. (B & L Bosisto)

Foxhole: Ring-necked Duck, drake flew over private garden, noc mig recording of 177 Whimbrel , 24 Dunlin, female Cuckoo, Little Grebe & Moorhen flight calls. (B Bosisto)

Walmsley: 1 Osprey, c200 mixed hirundines, 3 Gadwall, 2 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, Mute swan pair with 5 cygnets, 1 Reed warbler, 3 Sedge warblers.

Osprey, Adrian Langdon

Osprey, Adrian Langdon

Mute Swan with cygnets, Adrian Langdon

Chaple Amble: c12+ Swift, 7+ House Martin. (R Maye)

Devoran: 1 Osprey, ~20 Whimbrel flying through, 4 Shelduck, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Oystercatchers (J Carr, T Johnson, W Bowden-Rennick, J Yorke)

Davidstow: Curlew Sandpiper early morning, (Birdguides)

Poldhu Valley: Reed Warbler, multiple Sedge Warblers, male Reed Bunting, Buzzard flying over. (S Ford)

Croft Pascoe:  Willow Warbler, Long-tailed Tits, Cuckoo in flight crossing the road. (S Ford)

Reed Warbler, Steve Ford

Reed Bunting, Steve Ford

Willow Warbler, Steve Ford

Thursday 6th May 2021

Walmsley: Blue-winged Teal still, seemingly paired with a drake Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 8 Teal (including probable intersex still), 3 Coot, c25 Shelduck, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, c150 Swallow, c30 Sand Martin, c20 House Martin, 12 Swift, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Red-legged Partridge. (M Broadbent, R Veal et al)

Blue-winged Teal, Adrian Langdon

Blue-winged Teal, Adrian Langdon

Blue-winged Teal, Adrian Langdon

Drift Reservoir: c200 Swallow. (D Flumm)

Mount’s Bay: 5 Sandwich Tern, 7 Dunlin, 1 Turnstone. 16 Purple Sandpiper at Battery Rocks. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Swift, 2 House Martin, 30 Sand Martin, 35 Swallow. (D Flumm)

Swift, Dave Flumm

Swift, Dave Flumm

Kingsmill Lake: 28 summer plumage Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover, 5 Whimbrel, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-tailed Godwit & 39 Shelduck (P Kemp)

Newquay Golf Course: 31 Whimbrel ( H & M Taylor)

Sancreed: 2 Cuckoo, Garden Warbler. (D Flumm)

Davidstow Airfield: Buff- breasted Sandpiper with Ringed Plover briefly 16.05. Flushed by fast passing car and both flew off high. Re-found 17.50 at far north of airfield. (B Craven)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Brian Craven

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Brian Craven

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Brian Craven

Rosemullion: 20 Whimbrel at Rosemullion Head, Thursday 6 May, (P McCartney)

Nanpean: 11 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Whitethroat, Wheatear, 8 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin. (B & L Bosisto)

Foxhole: Cuckoo, Osprey, 5 Swift, 5 juvenile Starling. (B & L Bosisto)

Hayle: Grey Plover, 3 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, 25 Whimbrel, 6 Turnstone, (M Broadbent)

Park Head: Corn Bunting, (M Broadbent)

Pendower: 15 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver. (D Widerscope)

Trevose: 1 Yellow Wagtail heard, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Wheatear. (R Veal)

Camel Estuary: 90 Oystercatcher, c40 Curlew, 15 Whimbrel, 12 Dunlin and 1 Tawny Owl roosting in open. (R Veal)

Royal Cornwall Showground: 3 Red-legged Partridge. (R Veal)

Falmouth, Penance Mill Farm: 1 Common Crane flying low disturbed by chainsaw noise heading towards Swanpool area @14:30 (C Lovatt)

Dobwalls: 3 Swift low flying and screaming around the Village Hall (C&J Duffy)

Stepper Point: 5 Swift, 2 Wheatear, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Skylark, Swallow, 3 Fulmar, Herring gull, Guillemot, (M Scawen)

Rame – Penlee: Rame Head – Polhawn – Penlee ( and back) …64 Whitethroat ( majority singing birds) , 29 Chiffchafff , 14 Blackcap , 2 Wheatear, 18 Swallow , 3 Swift ,2 Shelduck , 4 Whimbrel , 1 2nd summer Mediterranean Gull (following plough ) (K Pellow )

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