Tuesday 20th April 2021

Late news, 19/4, Godrevy Head to Knavocks: 2 Wheatears, 6 Purple Sandpipers, 22 Turnstone, 51 Oystercatchers, 2 Chiffchaff, 32 Fulmar, 16 Skylark, 8 Linnet, 12 Stonechat, 9 Wrens, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Swallow, 5 Sand Martin (P.Freestone)

Late news, 19/4, Hayle Estuary: Great White Egret on Ryan’s Field this morning. Also 38 Shelduck on main estuary. (P.Freestone)

Late news, 19/4, St Gothian Sands: 2 Reed Warbler (singing males), 68+ Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 4 Stonechat, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 5 Whimbrel, 2 Shelduck, 8 Tufted Ducks, 2 Mute Swan, 14 Canada Geese, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Kestrel (P.Freestone)

Late news, 19/4, Rosewall/Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: No sign of any Ring Ouzels (1115-1245) 2 Wheatear, 2 Blackbirds, 6 Stonechat, 2 Ravens, 1 Kestrel, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Buzzard (P.Freestone) Also a flock of 6 Ring Ouzels 3 males, one first summer male, and 2 females, dropped in at 6-45 pm onto the hill and remained there until dark. (V Stratton)

Land’s End: male Eastern Subalpine Warbler ranging across a large area of Treeve Moor, favouring hedge at NW end, calling and singing at times. (P Clement et al). Also Pectoral Sandpiper flew over. (M Elliott et al), seen to fly up from Treeve Pool (per T Mills).  Also Yellow Wagtail over. (R Veal). Also Grasshopper Warbler. (P Fraser), 2 Ring Ouzel (M Broadbent, J Howells)

Eastern Subalpine Warbler, John Chapple

Eastern Subalpine Warbler – T Mills

Eastern Subalpine Warbler – T Mills

Eastern Subalpine Warbler, Nigel Rogers

Eastern Subalpine Warbler, Nigel Rogers

Rame Head: Woodchat Shrike at the Wiggle Triangle (per B Taggart, C Richards). Also, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Raven. (D Allan)

Woodchat Shrike – per B Taggart, C Richards)

Maer Lake: 1 American Golden Plover still (showing well),  8 Black tailed Godwits- two approaching summer plumage, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 12+ Whimbrels, several Sand Martins, 1 – 2 Swallows,  Black headed and Herring Gulls. (H Kendall)

Downderry: 16 Great Northern Divers and 4 Whimbrel this morning. (A. Payne)

Porthtowan: 2nd winter into summer Iceland Gull following crab/lobster boat about 11am. (Peter and Marjo Lewis)

Rumps and Pentire: 4 Fulmar, 2 Gannet, 3 Cormorant, 4 Shag, 2 Kestrel, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, 25 Herring gull, 8 Great black-backed gull, 24 Guillemot, 8 Razorbill, 3 Wood pigeon, 6 Skylark, 13 Swallow, 6 Rock pipit, 3 Meadow pipit, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 5 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 3 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Jackdaw, 2 Grey seal, 3 Orange tip, 1 Small copper, 2 Peacock, 3 Wall brown. (M and V Scawen)

Porthcurno: Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Basking Sharks (M Broadbent)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: Glaucous Gull, Eider, Great Northern Diver, 29 Purple Sandpipers, Basking Shark (M Broadbent)

Gannel estuary, Newquay: 9 Whimbrel from car park. (M Lammas)

Hayle Estuary: Great White Egret, 2 Common Sandpipers (M Broadbent)

Coverack: 1 winter-plumaged Great Northern Diver in the bay, 21 Manx Shearwater S this evening and party of at least 6 Risso’s Dolphins steadily S, plus party of 8+ Common Dolphin in the bay. (David Wood)

Davidstow Airfield: 15 Wheatear, 1 m Stonechat, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 1 Hare. (S Grose)

Crowdy Reservoir: 7 Siskin, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Treecreeper, 7 Wheatear, 1 m Blackcap. (S Grose)

East Pentire; 1 Whimbrel , 1 Wheatear, 6 Sand Martin, 2 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 juvenile Stonechat. (B Bosisto)

Cligga Head, Perranporth: Great Skua lingering offshore (T Wilson)

Dunmere: 2 Siskin, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Gwithian: 6 Whimbrel, 2 Reed Warbler, Wheatear, Coot feeding young. (R Loader)

Coot – R Loader

Reed Warbler – R Loader

Whimbrel – R Loader

Mullion: Siskin on feeders. (M Williams)

Roche: m and f Siskin on feeders (N Peabody)

Truro: m&f Siskin. (D Jenkins)

Pednvadan lookout, Roseland: 2 Great Northern Diver, 4 Shelduck, 1 Basking Shark. (J Lewis)

Hayle, Ryans Field: Great White Egret still, 1 Ruff, 6 Whimbrel, 5 Redshank, 1 Greenshank. (J Howells)

Great White Egret, Josh Howells

Knavocks: 1 Whitethroat. (G Rogers)

Whitethroat, Geoff Rogers

Garden Listing 18th April 2021

Feock: Little Egret makes 33, as one just flew over while we were sitting facing the window. (Rosalind Smith)

Praa Sands: Thought it a blank week until this evening, when having a G&T out in the garden, distant Whimbrel calls were heard out to sea racked up number 64. (Matt Southam)

Constantine: Last night at 18:05, a Red Kite glided over my garden so close as to be identifiable without binoculars. Only the second record here ever, the first being last spring during the first lockdown. Best record for me here this year. This takes me to 57. (Tim Pinfield)

Saturday 17th April 2021

Late news, 16/4, Land’s End: 3 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, Willow Warbler & 2 Chiffchaff. (J Hawkey)

Late photos, 16/4, Polgigga: male Blue-headed Wagtail (subspecies flava), Lapland Bunting. (R Veal)

Blue-headed Wagtail, Reuben Veal

Lapland Bunting, Reuben Veal

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

Trevilley: Little Bunting still. (I Hayes) Also 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Siskin. (P St Pierre)

Windmill Farm: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Jack Snipe. (D Wright)

Merthen Woods & Creek: 1 Osprey; 2 Marsh Tit on feeder. (K Pinch)

Mawgan Porth: Little Ringed Plover this afternoon. (P Roseveare)

Pendeen: Cattle Egret flew over eastward early evening (A Bayly)

Tregeseal: 3 Whimbrel flying east (A Bayly)

Devoran Quay: 13 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew, 2 Dunlin, 5 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Common Gull, 24 Black-headed Gull, 6 Shelduck & 2 Cormorant (P Kemp)

Gwithian: 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck, 4 Coot, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, Mallard with 4 ducklings; 1 pair Mute Swan and 6 pairs of Canada Geese nesting. (D Eva)

Navas Point: 1 Whitethroat. (D Eva)

Rumps Point: 9 Puffin (at Mouls island), 200+ Manx Shearwater, 2 Purple Sandpiper (on Newlands island off Pentire Head) all from kayak. (R Kirkwood)

Puffin, Rupert Kirkwood

Manx Shearwater, Rupert Kirkwood

Purple Sandpiper, Rupert Kirkwood

Towan Head: 24 Purple Sandpiper, 21 Turnstone, 4 Oystercatcher at Little Fistral rocks at 8:30. (M Lammas, D Grose)

West Pentire, Newquay: 1 Great Skua, 15 Manx Shearwater late am. (S Rowe)

Padstow: 7 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Shelduck (C Taylor)

Devoran: 10 Whimbrel, 5 Curlew, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (J Lewis)

Zennor Quoit: 1 Whitethroat, 15 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 7 Pheasant including an albino with red wattle. 3 Roe Deer including buck feeding amongst bracken on slopes. (J Hawkey)

Stenalees: 1 Mistle Thrush mobbing a Sparrowhawk. (R Hollis)

Sancreed: 3 Siskin (male, 2 female) in our garden. (D Flumm)

Siskin, Dave Flumm

Treeve Moor: 3 Ring Ouzel (2 male, female in horse field), Wheatear, 3 Blackcap. (D Flumm, M Jones)

Ring Ouzel, Dave Flumm

Land’s End: Wheatear, 2 Blackcap. (D Flumm)

Sennen: 14 Wheatear, 2 Blackcap, 16 Collared Dove. (D Flumm)

Newlyn Harbour: 3 Lesser Black backed Gull, 4 Turnstone, 1 Grey Heron over. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir: 1 pr nesting Great Crested Grebe, 42 Canada Geese (inc 1 pr nesting & 1 Lesser-type), 4 Buzzard, 401 Herring Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Linnet, 1 Reed Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 1 pr Blackcap, 2 Mallard, 3 Moorhen, 1 Common Sandpiper. 1 Weasel, 1 large Bat sp on the wing, drinking water at midday. (S Grose)

Carnsew Pool: 2 Grey Plover, 7 Whimbrel, 11 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Gwithian Church: 44 Rook nests. (S Grose)

Gwithian Green LNR: 5 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 1 Hooded Crow with Corvid flock in ploughed field behind reserve. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1m Pochard, 29 Linnet, 50+Sand Martin, 1 Reed Warbler. (S Grose)

Connor Downs: 2 Skylark. (S Grose)

Roseworthy: 41 Rook nests. (S Grose)

Wheal Martyn: 4 Jay, 7 Chaffinch, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 4 Robin, 11 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (K Bowers)

Nuthatch, Kevin Bowers

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kevin Bowers

Jay, Kevin Bowers

St Agnes Head: Minke Whale still close in this morning. (S Finch)

Minke Whale, Sam Finch

Minke Whale, Sam Finch

Garden Listing 4th April 2021

Crowlas: Swallow takes me to 43. (Gary Healey)

Crowlas: perhaps even the same Swallow as Gary, new for 58. (Reuben Veal)

Praa Sands: Wednesday saw the Sand Martins, number 60, return, prospecting possible nests sites in the sandy cliff edge. Followed by a pair of Mallard number 61, flying over and Saturday saw a Chiffchaff number 62, feeding in the garden. (Matt Southam)

Saturday 3rd April 2021

Late news, 2/4, Seaton: Willow Warbler singing. (M Jordan)

Late news, 2/4, Freathy: 3 Wheatear, 2 House Martin and 1 Swallow. (M Jordan)

Late news, 2/4, Feock: 2 Siskin, Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Raven. (K Hambly-Staite)

Late news, 2/4, Camborne: 1 Hoopoe. (per C Moore)

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

Foxhole: drk Ring-necked Duck, 11 Tufted Duck this evening. (B&L Bosisto)

Ring-necked Duck, Bob Bosisto

Housel: 1 Hoopoe still (M Pass)

Caerthilian: 1 Whitethroat, 1 Grey Plover (M Pass)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3cy m Marsh Harrier, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3+ Willow Warbler, 2 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin. Also 2m White Wagtail, 7 Sandwich Tern, 58 Common Gull, 6 Sanderling on/from the beach. (R Veal, S Rogers, P St Pierre) Also 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Linnet and 4 Teal. (T Mills) Also 50 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin. (P Fraser)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: juv Glaucous Gull, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (D Reeves) Also 1 Ruff, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit. (D Cains)

Ruff, David Cains

Kenidjack: Male Black Redstart, 2 Wheatear, 3 Chiffchaff. (S. Rogers)

Trevose: male Redstart, 3 Swallow, 5 Sand Martin. (R Wilkins)

Mullion: Black Redstart in back garden. (M Williams)

Stithians: 1 Goldeneye, 5 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff. (D Eva)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 23 Canada Geese, Swallow, 35 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 2 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Cape Cornwall: Great Northern Diver, Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: Little Egret, 4 Wheatear, 2 Blackcap. (D Flumm)

Little Kelynack: 3 Siskin, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (C Moore)

Nanquidno: 1 Red Kite. (C Moore)

Calenick Creek: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Canada Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mute Swan, 3 Little Egret, 6 Wigeon, 1 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 2 Shelduck. (T. Hall)

Pendeen: 3 Wheatear, 2 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff. (J Hawkey)

Gunwalloe: 40-50 mixed Hirundine sp. (A Witheywood)

Tywarnhayle: (09.55 – 10.40) 2 Buzzard, 1 Herring Gull, 3 Woodpigeon, 3 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackbird, 1 Fieldfare, 3 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch. (RB & PC Girling)

St Buryan: juv Glaucous Gull, juv Iceland Gull reported.

Dozmary: fem Ring-necked Duck, drk Scaup still.

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.

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)