Friday 11th October 2019

Mousehole: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel flew West. Also 1 ad Pomarine Skua, 4 Great Skua, 1 ad Arctic Skua. (M Elliott)

Porthgwarra: 1 Red-eyed Vireo still late morning. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at hidden valley (M Wallace) 9 Great Skua, 7 Arctic Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 8 BalearicShearwater and 3 Manx Shearwater between 08:00 and 11:00. (J Hicks) Cove seawatch (10:00-14:30): 4 Grey Phalarope, 5 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 23 Manx Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 14 Great Skua, 45 Kittiwake also 3 Chough, (J MacCallum-Stewart)

St Levan: 1 White Stork presumed release still in clifftop fields

Nanquidno: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher still opposite new build house.

Scillonian Crossing: 1 Long-tailed Skua flew south over vessel late afternoon. (K Vinicombe)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey flew across the back of Ryan Fields towards St Erth at 11:50 (I Dobson) 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Osprey, 1 Lapwing, 3 Grey Plover, 6 Sandwich Tern, 30+ Bar-tailed Godwit. (R Veal) This evening, 1 Osprey perched on middle post, 10 Turnstone, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Red-breasted Merganser. (J Evans)

Copperhouse: 1 Curlew Sandpiper midday. (M Warren) 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper this evening. (R Veal)

Talskiddy: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler calling late afternoon (P Roseveare)

Swanvale NR: 2 Firecrest mid afternoon ( one singing intermittently). (M Adkins)

Housel Bay: probable Nightingale still but elusive, calling well. (J Witheywood)

Downderry: birds moving west, 0800-0900, included a Great Northern Diver, a Great Skua and 130+ Kittiwakes. (A Payne)


Friday 6th September 2019

Late news, 5/9, Stithians Reservoir: juv. Little Ringed Plover, juv. Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 1 Swift, 1 Shoveler, 2 Little Egret. (S Kolodziejski)

Kynance Cove: 1 Brown Booby still to 15:56 at least, feeding in the bay and resting on the pyramid-shaped rock offshore. (S Williams, B Mellow et al.)

Brown Booby – Adrian Davey

Brown Booby, Stephen Williams

Lizard Point: Brown Booby, Wilson’s Petrel, 3 Grey Phalarope, 2 Arctic Skua, 5 Storm Petrel, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Sooty Shearwater feeding alongside 1 Leatherback Turtle and Bluefin Tuna baitball. (I Maclean et al.)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper still to late afternoon at least, near orange windsock. Also 10+ Dunlin, c.15 Ringed Plover, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 + White Wagtails, 300+ Pied Wagtails, 2 Wheatear, 1 Ad Yellow-legged Gull, 7+ Lesser black backed Gulls. (H+I Kendall, B Craven, A Davey et al.)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Adrian Davey

Davidstow Wood: 1 Garden Warbler. (B Craven)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Little Egret, 7 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 9 Tufted Duck, 4 Cormorants. (B Craven)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Black Tern, 1 Osprey, 6 Sandwich Tern, 6 Greenshank, 1 Peregrine, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 6 Knot, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Gadwall, 21 Wigeon, 45 Teal, 63 Mediterranean Gull on Lelant Saltings. (L Proctor, M Halliday, MJ Spicer)

Black Tern, Mark Halliday

Black Tern, Mike Spicer

Porth Kidney: 1 Black Tern, 2 Commic Tern, 6+ Sandwich Tern & 1 Great Skua. (L Proctor, R Wilkins)

Polgigga: 1 Wryneck near Faraway cottage. (M Wallace)

Stithians Reservoir: juv. Little Ringed Plover, juv. Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel,1 Green Sandpiper. (S Kolodziejski) Also 3 Lapwing, 12 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 30+ Teal. (J St Ledger, S Williams)

Pendeen (07:00-15:47): 1 dark phase Pomarine Skua (with spoons), 6 Arctic Skua, 23 Great Skua, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 3 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 4f Common Scoter, 1 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin. (R Veal, P Combridge, P St Pierre, M McKee, B Richards, S Lister)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Little Egret, 3 Gadwall, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Sand Martin, c100 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Tresillian River: Osprey at 18.45, fished successfully but mobbed by gull and corvid out of sight. (A.Hill)

Porthkidney: 2 dark phase Arctic Skua harassing feeding Gannets at the river mouth. (M Jones) 2 ‘Comic’ Tern, 1 Great Skua. (L Proctor)

Mount Hawke: 50+ Goldfinches on garden seed feeders. (P Roberts)

Par Beach: C15 House Martin, Swallow, Raven, over. 5 Turnstone, 4 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin. (R Hampshire)


Wednesday 7th August 2019

Late news, 2/8, Tresillian River: 3 Common Sandpiper on the island at high tide with 37 Curlew. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 3/8, Tresillian: Sparrowhawk over Polsue Way being pursued by at least 15 Swallow and House Martin. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 6/8 Par Beach: 3 Sanderling. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 6/8 Par Beach Pool: Mediterranean Gull. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 6/8, Minack Theatre: 7 Chough (2 yellow ringed), 1 Peregrine just West of here. (M Lammas)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet in churchyard again 07.45. (J Baker)

Porthgwarra: 4 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua, 1 Tuna sp. by 08:45. (I Prentice)

Pendeen (6:00-8:00): 18 Storm Petrel, 4 Great Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 34 Whimbrel, 3 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone. (S Rogers)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 2 Garganey, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 8 Swift, 60 House Martin, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Shoveler. (D Flumm, J St Ledger, M Jones, A Mckechnie, M Webb). Also 20+ Mallard, 70+ Canada Goose, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 14 Cormorant, 1 Peregrine, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 juv. Chaffinch. (M Webb)

Garganey, Alex Mckechnie

Garganey, Martin Webb

Garganey, John St Ledger

Garganey, John St Ledger

Green Sandpiper, Martin Webb

Whitethroat, Martin Webb

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Knot, 16 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 25 Oystercatcher, 30 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 juv. Yellow-legged Gull. (S Rowe)

St Gothian Sands: 1 Wood Sandpiper still. (B Hibbet)

Padstow Harbour: 114 Mediterranean Gull and 18 Sandwich Tern (including a colour ringed bird, probably from Ireland). Also 1 Common Tern viewed from Stepper Point. (P Roseveare)

Walmsley: 4 Greylag Goose, 14 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 2 Dunlin, 6
Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 10 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail. (M Scawen et al).

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Barnacle Goose, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Siskin, 1 Kingfisher, 100+ mixed Sand Martin, Swallow and House Martin; 100+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 14 Little Grebe, 6 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 20+ Pied Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 3 Wheatear, 1f Teal, many Mallards. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Geevor: 1 Wheatear. (A Hartley)

Pendeen: 3 juv. Wheatear. (A Hartley)

Trewellard to Pendeen: 2 Chough, 10 Wheatear incl 6 juvs, 45 Painted Ladies, 2 Small Tortoiseshell. (D Flumm)

Painted Lady, David Flumm

Chough, David Flumm

Tywardreath: 9 Goldfinch (2 adults and 7 young) on and around garden feeders in private garden. (R Barlow)

Charlestown: 1m, 1f Bullfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10+ House Sparrow, on suet feeder; 4 juv., 1m, 2f Blackbird, 2 juv. Magpie, 2 juv. Robin, f Merlin. (D Hastilow)

St Ives: 10+ Red Admiral and 20+ Painted Lady at Man’s Head feeding on buddleia. (K Money)

Painted Lady, Keira Money

Rumps and Pentire: 6 Fulmar, 7 Gannet, 12 Cormorant, 3 Shag, 2 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 30 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 6 Skylark, 15 Swallow, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Robin, 2 Stonechat, 5 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Magpie, 30 Carrion Crow, 25 House Sparrow, 45 Linnet, 2 Sunfish, 45 Small/Large White, 6 Common Blue, 3 Painted Lady, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Wall, 8 Gatekeeper, 10 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath, 2 Six-spot Burnet. (M Scawen et al.)


Friday 26th July 2019

Late news, 25/7, Gwithian: 1 male Pheasant walking north facing traffic on B3301 at 19.30. (RB & PC Girling)

Late news, 25/7, Pentewan Trail: 1 Otter 0915. (E Cornelius)

Porthgwarra (0630-1130): 2 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Puffin, 14+ Kittiwake. (R Wilkins, R Augarde, R Veal, D Parker) 1 Green Sandpiper at Trevean Pool. (M Wallace)

Lizard Point: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater reported past.

St Ives: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 juv. Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Whimbrel, 7 Turnstone, 2 Kittiwake, 3 Mediterranean Gull. (D Northside)

Pendeen Watch: 3 Common Scoter (2m 1f), 1 Balearic Shearwater, 15 Whimbrel, 6 Sanderling and 21 Common Tern. (P Combridge)

St Erth: Adult and juv. Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Coal Tit by recycling centre this morning. (P Freestone)

Wadebridge: 1 Lapwing, 54 Redshank, 2 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper behind Bridge bike hire. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3m Red-veined Darter. (L Proctor)

River Gannel: 1 Dipper from Trevithick Manor Farm. (S Grose)

Carnyorth Common: 1 possibly 2 Hobby mid-afternoon. (P Clement)

Porth: 1 Arctic Skua, 44 Curlew, 1 Sanderling (all SW), 8 Black-tailed Godwit (in off sea and east). (S Gale)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper. (G Williams)

Bodmin: 40-60 Swift over the beacon. (A Doel)


Monday 3rd June 2019

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3s American Royal Tern (metal ringed, form maximus) on Lelant Saltings from 08:35 to 09:00, before it flew out into the bay. (M Halliday – finder et al.) Relocated later on Carnsew Pool at c10:37 before again flying back into the bay at 10:43. (M Elliott, P Taylor et al.)

American Royal Tern, Mark Halliday

American Royal Tern, Mark Halliday

American Royal Tern, Mark Halliday

Carbis Bay: American Royal Tern relocated c9:20 before heading back toward Carnsew Pool 10:10. (M Elliott, S Rogers et al.)

American Royal Tern – Richard Menari

American Royal Tern – John Miller

Porthkidney: American Royal Tern relocated at West end, before flying out into the bay c11:40. (R Menari et al.)

Marazion Marsh: Glossy Ibis prior to 07:00 when it flew up St Erth valley. (S Rogers)

Lizard Point: 1 Cory’s Shearwater reported flew past this am, also probable imm Pomarine Skua.

Cot Valley: juv. Iceland Gull still in field to South of valley.

Newquay, Towan Head: c100 Manx Shearwater per minute, also a few Gannet. (M Lammas)

Mount Hawke: 1 Hummingbird Hawk Moth 09:30. (P Roberts)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 juv Willow Tit demanding food, shaking its wings etc, the adult was gathering food in the same tree, also 1 Willow Tit on the feeder. Also 4 Tufted Duck 3m 1f, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Goldfinch, 4 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron. (R Mudge)

Tywardreath: 2 Chaffinch (Male and Female in courtship display and 4 instances of mating); 4 Blackbirds (Male and Female ground feeding 2 young from feeder spill). (R. Barlow)

Paul: A Hummingbird Hawk Moth was trapped in our kitchen briefly this afternoon. (R Butts)

Hummingbird Hawk Moth – Roger Butts

Lamorna: 6 Hummingbird Hawk Moths. (M McKee)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 female Shelduck and 6 ducklings, 1 Mediterranean Gull 1s, 7 Mallard 11.00 – 12.00. (M Webb)

Med Gull – Martin Webb

Shelduck – Martin Webb

Padstow, Stepper Hole: 2 Wheatear m&f. (S Grose)

Hawkers Cove: 1 m Grey Partridge in field behind the old lifeboat stations. Lellizzick : 2 Juv Raven. Gunver Head / Fox Hole: 2 Peregrine Falcon m&f feeding on wood pigeon, remains of 4 other birds littering the cliffs. (S Grose)

Higher Bosistow: Corn Bunting this evening. (M Wallace)


Thursday 23th May 2019

Late news, 22/5, St Columb Minor: Crake sp, heard calling from priory rd at 22.00, also 1 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Late news, 22/5, Goonhilly: 2 Cuckoo, Spotted Flycatcher, Greater Spotted Woodpeckers feeding at nest hole, Chiffchaff, Siskin, Mistle Thrush and family of Pied Wagtails. (A Witheywood)

Chiffcahff, A Witheywood

Great Spotted Woodpecker, A Witheywood

Nanjizal: 1m Melodious Warbler, 1 Serin, 30 Red Kite. (K Wilson)

Sancreed: 10 Red Kite feeding within 1.5km radius of village. 1 Gadwall, 1 Cuckoo & 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Lizard area: 1 Tree Pipit (over west early), Reed Warbler, 13+ Red Kite (none came south to the village). (M Pass)

St Just: 22 Red Kites drifted high north over St Just at 10:35. (N Wheatley)

St Erth: 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Red Kite, 2 Siskin. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel. (R Veal) 55 Dunlin on Carnsew. (S Turner)

Marazion: 1 Red Kite over West. (P Fraser)

Chyandour: 2 Red Kite 1130. (J Parker)

Carn Gloose: 31 Red Kite over by 1040. (P Clement)

Allet: 1 Red Kite and 1 Little Egret over. (Cornwall Wildlife Trust)

Turfdown, Colesloggget: 1 Red Kite over 0835. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: 1 Red Kite between Lidl’s and bypass bridge at 18:40. (N cBreen)

Widmouth Bay: Red Kite  at 12.45 over heading North. (M Worden)

Playing Place: 1 Red Kite low over and N at 16:45. (C Benton)

Wadebridge: 1 Yellowhammer, 1f Great Spotted Woodpecker appeared to be feeding on kniphofia flowers at Ball Terrace. (S Grose) Also the Oystercatcher with a deformed bill still on the Camel Estuary, seemingly feeding like an Avocet. (N Bastin)

Oystercatcher, Nigel Bastin

Padstow: 3 Yellowhammer around the farm shop. (S Grose)

Trenear-Wendron: 1 Kite sp. hovering. (E Ferguson)

Land’s End: Carrion Crows successfully hunting Starlings, Song Thrush etc after relentless aerial pursuits. (J Hicks)

Porthgwarra: 124 Collared Dove at Arden Sawah this evening. (M Wallace)

Bodmin, Nr Helland: 5 singing Yellowhammer in hedges of one corn field. (P McVey)

Tywardreath: Male Greenfinch taking nesting material from dispenser in private garden. (R. Barlow)

Croft Pascoe Plantation: Spotted Flycatchers, Siskins, Cockoo. (A Witheywood)

Spotted Flycatcher, A Witheywood

Mousehole: 4 Rock Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Jackdaw, 5 House Martin, 6 House Sparrow at 13:25. (M Webb)

House Martin, Martin Webb

Rock Pipit, Martin Webb

Pied Wagtail, Martin Webb


Monday 20th May 2019

Late news,19/5, Rinsey Cliff to Trewarvas Cliff: 6 pairs Linnets, 8 Goldfinches, 2 Meadow Pipits, 3 m Stonechats, 10 Fulmar others on cliffs, 8 Kittiwakes and probably others on cliff ledges. (N Wills)

Lizard, Caerthillian: 1 Stone Curlew. (M Pass) Lizard, South Downs: 1 Stone Curlew relocated late morning, from Kynance road, in a field with burnt heather with signposted footpath to Lizard Downs. (M Pass) Still present to 14:30 at least. (M Spicer, S Turner) plus 1 Hobby and 3+ Cuckoo. (MJ Spicer, P Clement, B Hibbett) No sign this evening.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis still 0930, also 1 Whimbrel. (C Moakes) Glossy Ibis plus pr Gadwall with 2 young. (MJ Spicer)

Godrevy: 1 Wood Sandpiper flew low over at 12:30 with a Greenshank, heading NE. (G Pullan)

Porth Nanven: 1s Iceland Gull still this morning. (P Clement) Same bird later reported flying East past Cape Cornwall at 13:00, then seen at the bottom of Kenidjack 13:28.

Newquay, Huers Hut/Tea Caverns: 19 Fulmar, 1 pr Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 21 Shag, 3 Cormorant, 5 Stonechat. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: 81 Collared Dove Ardensawah Farm. (D Flumm)

St Erth: 1 singing male Yellowhammer (first for three years). (MJ Spicer)

Whipsiderry: 4 Corn Bunting, 11 Oystercatcher, 71 Fulmar, 1 Buzzard, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Gulval: Dipper (adult) feeding fledged juvenile on Ponsandane stream. (J Hawkey)

Hannafore: 3 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 juv Pied Wagtail with 1 adult. (I Juliane)