Wednesday 19th June 2019

Marazion beach: 18 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Eider, 1 fem Scoter offshore. (S. Rogers)

Marazion Marsh: Cuckoo still present around viewing area. (P Ash) 1 Cuckoo, 1m Reed Bunting, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 1m Greenfinch, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Mallard 12.50 – 14.40. (M Webb)

Cuckoo, Pau Ash

Cuckoo, Paul Ash

Cuckoo, Martin Webb

Penzance Wherrytown: 3 (1 ad 2 Juv) Pied Wagtail, 1 Rock Pipit 11.00 – 12.00. (M Webb)

Pied Wagtail, Martin Webb

Fowey: 5 House Martins in flight over Fore Street – including single visit to nest on riverside of house adjoining Olde Quay House. (R. Barlow)

Rumps and Pentire Point: 3 Fulmar, 4 Gannet, 6 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 1 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 4 Oystercatcher, 150 Herring Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Puffin (by burrow), 40 Guillemot, 12 Razorbill, 7 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 8 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 5 Rock Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wren, 5 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 4 Wheatear, 6 Whitethroat (inc 3 young), 2 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Rook, 2 Carrion Crow, 7 House Sparrow, 5 Goldfinch, 24 Linnet, 1 Grey Seal, 1 Large Skipper, 2 Large White, 1 Painted Lady, 5 Meadow Brown, 6 Small Heath, 5 Six-spot Burnet, 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth, 1 Cream-spot Tiger. (M Scawen et al.)

Killiow Golf Club:  3 Mistle Thrush. (B Toms)

Tredrizzisk: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 m Blackcap, 1 m Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 1 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Polbathic Creek: 2 Shelduck with 5 ducklings. (A Blonden)


Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Late photo, 19/5, Lizard: Black-headed Wagtail. (M McKee)

Black-headed Wagtail, Mike McKee

Late news, 21/5, Truro: 1 Swift over the town, the first I’ve seen in Truro this year. (D Jenkis)

Skewjack: Flocks of 39, 9, 15 Red Kite over Skewjack-Polgigga today from 14:00 onwards. (M Wallace) Hobby over Raftra Farm. (B Mellows)

Sancreed: 2 Cuckoo, pair Stonechat with brood 4 recently fledged young. 25 Red Kites west & 9 east in 2 hours 12:45-14:45, all except two, just dots in the sky and even hard to see with binoculars. Surprisingly, even a flock of six returning east were so high they presumably hadn’t descended as they usually do on approaching Land’s End (where birds often assemble overnight east of Land’s End in the Skewjack area) before turning back. At this height even if they had wing-tags (many are not tagged nowadays) it would have been impossible to see them to determine which reintroduction scheme they had come from. (D Flumm)

Crowlas: 2 Red Kite 11am. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Red Kite. (R Veal)

Truro: Red Kite over Tesco at 14.35. (G Pullan)

Portreath: 2 Red Kites flying over Gwel-an-mor. (S.Giovanelli)

Trevone: 1 Red Kite. (R Augarde)

Chiverton Cross: 17 Red Kite heading SW. (R Wilkins)

Carnon Downs: 1 Hobby (J Chapple)

Lizard- Kynance to Soapy Cove: Turtle Dove, 4 Cuckoo, 1 Wheatear, 2 Dunlin. (T Phelps)

Kuggar: 1 Turtle Dove on wires late afternoon. (D Allan)

Kennack Beach: 1 Cuckoo calling from woodland behind Kennack Beach this morning. (D Allan)

Men-an-Tol: 5 Wren, 3 Skylark, 10 Meadow Pipit, 24 Linnet (male feeding young), 6 Stonechat, 1 m Reed Bunting, 12 Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Cuckoo, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 f Mallard over, 2 Pheasant, 5 Swallow, 3 Dunnock, 2 Magpie, 5 Carrion Crow. (S. Cox)

Hayle: Cuckoo calling early this morning 5am from a perch somewhere by Hayle Train Station. (J Evans)

Bodmin Moor, De Lank Waterworks to Garrow Tor: 2 Whinchat (male, singing), pair Redstart, 8 Wheatear (2 pairs were feeding young), 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting (male), 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Mistle Thrush, 1 Kestrel, 4 Cuckoo (3 male, 1 female). (J St Ledger)

Redstart, John St Ledger

Whinchat, John St Ledger

Newquay: 1 Puffin today around noon at Fistral North in the shallows whilst surfing. (M Colvin)

Gannel Estuary: 4 Sanderling, 5 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel. (T Wilson)

Camel Trail Wadebridge to Bird Hide: 12 Mute Swan, 30+ Shelduck, 4 Mallard, 12 Little Egret, 9 Whimbrel, 4 Cormorant, 1 Oystercatcher with deformed bill, 4 Blackcap, 8 Chaffinch, 6 Dunnock, 11 House Sparrow, 5 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush (9.45 to 12.30). (M Webb)

Shelduck, Martin Webb

Cormorant, Martin Webb

Oystercatcher, Martin Webb

Bude: 3 sub adult Red Kite drifting east to west over my house today at 1pm back again west to east at 2pm. (N Bastin) 2 Red Kite drifting south 12:45. (H Phillips)

Red Kite, Nigel Bastin

Maer Lake: 15 Dunlins, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 6 Moorhens, 1 Shelduck – no juveniles noted, 9 Black-headed Gulls, 12+ Swallows, 2 Greenfinches. (H Kendall)


Monday 8th April 2019

Late news, 7/4, Par Beach: 1 Eider. (T Bell)

Drift: adult Kumlien’s Gull, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Glossy Ibis. (D Clapp)

Lizard Point: 2nd year Little Gull this am, also 7 sum plum Black-throated Diver , 2 Red-throated, Great Skua, 6 Puffin. (T Blunden)

Sancreed: 1 Cattle Egret, 4 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (D Flumm)

Chaple Amble: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Water Pipit, 1 Green Sandpiper. (P Roseveare)

Rame: 15 Willow warblers,14 Blackcaps,10 Chiffchaffs,1 Wryneck (heard), 4 Yellowhammers, Linnets, 5 Skylarks, 4 Kestrels, 3 Buzzards, 2 Raven,1 House Martin,15 Swallows. (C Buckland)

Porth Joke: 1 m Redstart, c30 Willow Warbler, c20 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcap, 1 Sand Martin. (S Rowe)

Redstart, Steve Rowe

St Gothian Sands: 1m Pintail and 2 Common Sandpiper. (MJ Spicer)

Pintail, Mike Spicer

Freathy: Grasshopper Warbler reeling at 08:00 in scrub in valley. (M Jordan)

Goss Moor: 13 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 6 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Bullfinch, 1 male Reed bunting, 2 Jay, 4 Wren, 7 Robin, 1 Swallow. (P Ash)

Willow Warbler, Paul Ash

Old Lizard Head; 1 Red-legged Partridge in kale field. (D Collins)

Hayle Estuary: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Curlew, 4 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 8 Teal at 14.37. (M Webb)

Bar-tailed Godwit, Martin Webb

Curlew, Martin Webb

Trevarrion: 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff. (B Bosisto)

Mawgan Porth: 12 Teal. (B Bosisto)

Sladesbridge: Short-eared Owl at Pendavey this afternoon. (D Julian)

Pendeen: Lesser Redpoll flying around the coastguard cottages calling, Siskin (heard only), 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Swallows, 1 Buzzard. (A Hartley)


Thursday 28th February 2019

Late news, 27/02, St Ives: Humpback Whale off NCI lookout in evening. (M Amos)

Late news, 27/02, Carnkie: Report of probable Vagrant Emperor dragonfly at Carnkie. (per D Chaney)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint, 1 Ruff, 6 Cattle Egret, 3 Swallow. (B Mellow)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler briefly at 15:30 upstream from sewage works in willows c.50m up footpath to St. Keverne. (L Hill & P Chapman). 3rd Winter Yellow-legged Gull in harbour. (S Bury)

Yellow-legged Gull, Steve Bury

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit. (P Freestone) Ryan’s field: Spoonbill late afternoon. (S Lane)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis still early am. (P Walsh)

Camel Estuary, Burniere: 4 Whooper Swan. (B Mellow) Tregunna: 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 83 Cattle Egret, 75 Black tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 1 Knot, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Spoonbill, 1 Water Pipit, 24 Gadwall, 25 Shoveler, 2 Pintail, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Sand Martin. (B Bosisto)

Cape Cornwall: Swift (S Mayes)

Kenidjack: 16 Chough (S Mayes)

Lizard Point: Merlin (ad female) in fields behind NT car park at 16:00. (L Hill & P Chapman)

Housel Bay: 1 Swallow, 9 Pied Wagtail. (D Collins)

Kingsmill Lake: 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, c.45 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, c.30 Redshank, c40 Curlew, c.120 Dunlin, c.70 Teal, c.70 Wigeon, 4 Barnacle Geese with 30 Canada Geese. Also 21 Redwing by CP. (P Kemp)

Dobwalls: Male and female Siskin present, plus a Moorhen spent the day wandering around our garden and climbing an 8′ hedge! (C&J Duffy)

Porthcurno: 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Goldeneye, 2 Great Crested Grebe in courtship display, 2 Snipe, from Stuart Hutchings hide. 5 Reed Bunting (3 male, 2 female) on and under feeders at Southern cut-off hide. (J St Ledger)

Godrevy/North Cliffs: 3 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 6 Stonechat, 1 Peregrine, 1 (unconfirmed) Richard’s Pipit in gorse stubble recently cut near Godrevy overlook, 2 colony of Fulmar (approximately 10 pair in each), 1 Shag, 1 Skylark singing, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Painted Lady, 8 Grey Seal (2 in courtship behaviour). (J Evans)

Crugmeer: 1 Short Eared Owl, 2 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Nancegollan: 1m Marsh Harrier over east. (D Chaney)

Porkellis: c30 Fieldfare. (D Chaney)


Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Lower Tamar lake: 1 female Ring-necked Duck. (J Rance)

Ring-necked Duck – John Rance

Chapel Amble: 1 Little Egret, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Redshank, 16 Snipe, 400 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 1 Temmincks Stint, 4 Water Pipit , 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Mistle Thrush,1 leucistic Starling. (B Bosisto, L Payne) 1 Temminck’s Stint, 7 Water Pipits, 4 Green Sandpiper, c2200 Golden Plover, c2000 Lapwing, 3 Ruff, Tawny Owl, c15 Redwing, 8 Pied Wagtail this afternoon. (A Langdon)

Trewornan, Camel Estuary: 24 Mute Swan , 4 Whooper Swan , 1 Bar-headed Goose (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Towan Beach: 4 Cirl Bunting (D Eva)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Common Sandpiper (D Eva)

Pendower: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Black-throated Diver, 8+ Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Scoter, 9 Guillemot. (D Eva, R Veal, DK Parker, R Wilkins)

Portscatho/Porthcurnick: 1f Long-tailed Duck, 4 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver. (D Eva, R Wilkins, DK Parker, R Veal et al)

Carrick Roads: 1f Velvet Scoter, 8 Black-necked Grebe, 13 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (DK Parker, R Wilkins, R Veal)

Devoran: 1w Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Spotted Redshank at Tallack’s Creek high tide roost. (DK Parker, R Veal, R Wilkins)

Porthpean: possible juv/f Surf Scoter with c20 Common Scoter. Also 2 Great Northern Diver, Peregrine & 2 Harbour Porpoise. (P Aley, I Teague)

North Cliffs: Richard’s Pipit still in sheep field opposite Tehidy north entrance. (M Spicer, M Ahmad, B Hibbet, P Clement). Also 6 (1 ad, 5 imm) Whooper Swan in fields just NE of Hell’s mouth cafe. (DK Parker, R Veal et al)

Whooper Swans, Roger Butts

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 2 (mf) Stonechat, with 30+ Gannet and 40+ Kittiwake offshore and in the roads, 20 Common Dolphin inside Carrick Roads. Castle Beach: 1 Redshank, 2 Whimbrel, 20+ Turnstone. Gyllyngvase Beach: 1 1st spring male Eider in the surf, then flew east, Swanpool: 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Coal Tit, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 35 Goldfinch over, 2 Water Rail and 10 Fulmar on cliffs. Prince of Wales Pier: Herring Gull; Blue 019. (D Chaney)

Penryn, Gorrangorras: 1 Kingfisher, 45 Teal, 3 Little Egret, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Greenshank, 36 Redshank, 7 Curlew. (D Chaney)

Carrick Roads: 6+ Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver from Mylor Churchtown. (D Chaney)

St Ives: 2 Stonechats, male & female following each other on The Island. (K Money)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: 21 Mute Swan, 4 Whooper Swan, 120 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 63 Shelduck, 27 Mallard, 24 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 7 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 13 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 95 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 37 Grey Plover, c.4000 Golden Plover, 250 Lapwing, 3 Turnstone, 200 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 70 Redshank, 3
Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 140 Curlew, 180 Black-headed Gull, 6 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 90 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 3 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Redwing, 5 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 6 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 5 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 12 Chaffinch. (M Scawen et al.)

Windmill Farm: 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 m Hen Harrier. (R Evershed)


Monday 8th October 2018

 Porthgwarra: 1 Little Bunting, 2+ Reed Bunting and c100 Linnet in the Quinoa field, 1 Firecrest in the car park copse, 2 Firecrest in Hidden Valley, 20+ Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 3+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel and 1 Grey Wagtail. (DK Parker) Yellow-browed Warbler heard only in the car park copse. (R Archer) Cetti’s Warbler. (D Flumm)

Roskestal Farm: Rosy Starling, 1 Turtle Dove and 37 Collared Dove. (D Flumm, DK Parker et al.)

Rosy Starling, Lynton Proctor

Rosy Starling, Dave Flumm

Turtle and Collared Doves, Dave Flumm

Polgigga: Wryneck still at Faraway Cottage. (M Wallace)

Ardensawah Farm: 39 Collared Dove. (DK Parker)

Raftra Farm: 43 Collared Dove. (DK Parker)

Penberth: Yellow-browed Warbler. (R Archer)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 5 Tufted Duck, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 20 Meadow Pipit. (D Flumm)

Sennen: 65 Med Gulls on beach prior to any dog walkers, by far the highest count we have had. (J Miller) Also Great Northern Diver this afternoon and evening. (D Unsworth, J Miller)

Crows-An-Wra: 1 Kestrel, 1 Rook. Kestrel being chased by Rook. (K Bowers)

Kestrel, Kevin Bowers

Kestrel and Rook, Kevin Bowers

Stithians Reservoir: 7 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egret, 12 Little Grebe,  62 Black-headed Gull, 130 Herring Gull, 15 Linnet, 2 Coal Tit and 1 Bank Vole at feeders, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Fox. (D Chaney)

Treverva: 2 Swallow. (D Chaney)

Camel Estuary: 12 Cattle Egret , 1 Common Sandpiper. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Amble Dam, Wadebridge: 16 Cattle Egret, 54 Red-legged Partridge. (S Grose)

Maer Lake: 3 Black tailed Godwits, 1 Ruff, 7 Lapwings, 1 Dunlin, 1 Grey Heron, 77 Canada Geese, 1 male Stonechat. (H Kendall)

Bude: 1 Tawny Owl road casualty at Hele Bridge near Bude on the A39. (H Kendall)

St Issey, Halfway House pub: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)


Sunday 5th August 2018

Late news, 4/8, Penwithick: Marsh Tit came in about 19:15. (K Bowers)

Marsh Tit – Kevin Bowers

Cremyll, Tamar Estuary: Osprey west. (B Bosisto)

Porthgwarra: 4 Pied Flycatcher, 19 Willow Warbler, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Whimbrel, Swallow passing at c300/hour, House Martin at c50/hour. Also 1 Sooty Shearwater flew past the cove. (M Wallace, R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins, B Mellow)

Nanquidno: 2 Marsh Harrier over. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 ad Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper. (S Rogers)

Stithians: 32 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Egret. (J Chapman)

Lethytep, Lanreath: 2 Green Sandpiper. (P Hambly)

Green Sandpipers – Philip Hambly

Padstow: 6 Sandwich Tern off Tregirls beach. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 2 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Par Beach Pool: 189 Black headed Gull, 9 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 little Egret, 1 Muscovey, 1 Teal, 2 Coot, 1 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 4 Grey Heron, 4 Coot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Great Crested Grebe +3 juv, 3 Raven, 3 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 5 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, Curlew and Oystercatcher. (M Lammas) 2 Common Sandpiper on stream from boating lake sluice gate to main channel. (S Grose)

Goss Moor: A total of 67 new birds ringed. 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 28 Blackcap, 15 Garden Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Willow Tit and 1 Kingfisher (first for the site). Also one juvenile Hobby over. (P Roseveare)

Buttermilk Hill/Rosewall Hill: 1 female Marsh Harrier, 60+ Linnet in a pre-migratory creche with largely young birds second-brooded, 12 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Stonechat. (V Stratton)

Marsh Harrier – Viv Stratton

Kennack Sands: a white Sand Martin, seen several times down on the second beach. It was entering several nesting holes, and being seen off by the other birds with gusto! Never seen this before. (L Routh)

Penhale Point area: 9 Chough, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Whimbrel, 7 Stonechat. (S Grose)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper and 1 Hobby. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 7 Lapwing. (J St Ledger)

Green Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Windmill Farm: Southern Migrant Hawker – at least 3 today. First found by M Silk. First record for the reserve. (D Wright)

Southern Migrant Hawker – Dougy Wright

Trefusis Point, Flushing: small group of Stonechat. (T Mason)

Stonechat – Tim Mason