Sunday 19th May 2019

Late news, 18/5, Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Shelduck, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Curlew, 2 Great Tit, 1 Magpie, 1 Buzzard. (K Bowers) Estuary: 5 Shelduck, 5 Goldfinch, 3 Curlew, 3 Little Egret, 4 Swallow, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Cormorant. (K Bowers)

Sedge Warbler, Kevin Bowers

Shelduck, Kevin Bowers

Lizard, Bass Point: 1 Dusky Warbler in brambles just before the final bungalow along footpath to cliff. (J Foster et al) Still present but elusive to 18:00. (S Rowe)

Lizard, Housel Bay: 1 Black-headed Wagtail (feldegg) in pond area all afternoon. (T Blunden et al) Also 3 Spotted Flycatcher. (I Maclean)

Black-headed Wagtail, Dougy Wright

Black-headed Wagtail, Steve Rowe

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Pink-footed Goose (NW arm), c60 House Martin, c60 Swallow, c15 Swift, c10 Sand Martin. (R Veal, R Augarde, B Mellow)

Polgigga: 1 Woodchat Shrike still along Bosisto Lane. (K Wilson) Black Redstart again at Higher Bosistow.

Land’s End: 1 Storm Petrel, 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Greenshank at Treeve Moor Pool. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde)

Bude headland: (8am-10am) 12 Fulmar, 29 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 4 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 Stonechat, 2 Greenfinch, 6 Linnet, 8 Raven, and 2 Carrion Crow. (N Bastin)

Fulmar, Nigel Bastin

Fulmar, Nigel Bastin

Trewellard: 1 Cuckoo heard and seen flying around Bal Hill. (L Winn)

Colliford reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 56 Canada Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 16 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Mallard, 1 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 54 Carrion Crow, 26 Jackdaw, 4 Magpie, 2 Cuckoo, 3 Stock Dove, 9 Blackbird, 1 Wheatear, 5 Swallow, 6 Sand Martin, 7 Meadow Pipit, 1 Skylark, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Linnet, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Stonechat, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Dunnock, 3 Wren and 7 Willow Warbler. (DAConway)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 2 Skylark, 7 Oystercatcher. (S Grose) Also 1 Turtle Dove, 4 Whimbrel. (I Maclean)

Lizard Youth Hostel Garden: 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (I Maclean)

Lizard Village: 1 Great Northern Diver over. (I Maclean)

Kynance: 3 Cuckoo at Carn Goon. (S Grose)

Seaton Country Park: 3 Buzzard, 5 House Sparrow (3 male 2 female), 6 Mallard (inc female with 9 young), 1 Robin, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Willow Warbler; Butterflies – Speckled Wood, Red Admiral, Orange Tip, Large White, Small White. (R. Barlow)

College Reservoir: 2 Mute Swan with 5 cygnets, 1 pair Great Crested Grebe with 3 young and 2 other pairs on nests, Mallard with 3 young, Tawny Owl with one chick (D Eva)

Windmill Farm: 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 12 Mallard, 3 Gadwall. (D Wright)

Cuckoo, Dougy Wright

Croft Pascoe: 2 Crossbill, 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (M Nattrass) Also 9 Crossbill (including 4+ males), 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Siskin, 1 Cuckoo. (R Veal, R Augarde et al)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Basin: 4 Little Egret, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Whimbrel, 1pr Shelduck, 8 Black-headed Gull at 15.15pm. (M Webb)

Porthgwarra: 5 Puffin, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Great Skua, 2 Common Scoter, 3000 Manx Shearwater in 30 minute seawatch. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde)

Cape Cornwall: juv Iceland Gull in field by car park. (P Roseveare)

West Pentire: 30 Fulmar, 7 Oystercatcher (1pr defending a territory), 2 Kestrel (1 carrying slow worm prey), 4 Raven, 16 Linnet, 1 Skylark. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Cuckoo, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Stonechat. Also 2 Green Tiger Beetle. (R Hollis)

Marazion Beach: 24 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin; 4 Turnstone & 1 Ringed Plover. (J Hawkey)

Downderry: 10 Great Northern Diver on sea, with 4 movig West before 0820; also 4 Common Scoter, 11 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sandwich Tern. 1 Whimbrel on the beach. (A Payne)

Caradon Hill: 11 singing Yellowhammer, 2 Cuckoo. (P Fraser)

Newquay: 1 Dipper under Trevemper Bridge. (S Grose)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Cuckoo (B Craven)

Rinsey Cliff to Trewarvas Cliff: Nesting  Kittiwakes, Fulmars and Herring Gulls, mixed group of adult and young Cormorants, approx 8 birds, several pairs Linnets, Goldfinches, Meadow Pipits, Stonechats. (N Wills)


Saturday 18th May 2019

Late news, 11/5, Loe Pool: 1 Avocet and 1 Dunlin at the margin of Loe Bar. (S Wherry)

Late news, 17/5, RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise: (Light northerly, full cloud cover but becoming brighter later, good light, slight sea). Penzance to Wolf Rock: 25 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 303 Manx Shearwater, Fulmar, 2 Cormorant, 11 Gannet, 1 Shag, 5 Guillemot, 25 Kittiwake, 1 Great Northern Diver, c12 Common Dolphin, c3 Bottlenose Dolphin, 1 Ocean Sunfish. Wolf to Scilly: 20 Shag, 14 Great Black-back Gull, 228 Manx Shearwater, 47 Gannet, 2 Fulmar, 7 Guillemot, 23 Kittiwake, 1 Puffin, 4 Herring Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver. Scilly to Wolf Rock: 24 Herring Gull, 37 Shag, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 56 Gannet, 201 Manx Shearwater, 1 Kittiwake, 4 Fulmar, 1 Guillemot, 3 Razorbill. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 26 Gannet, 109 Manx Shearwater, 2 Auk sp., 9 Guillemot, 5 Kittiwake, 8 Great Black–backed Gull, 2 Fulmar, 58 Herring Gull. (M Jones)

Late news, 17/5, Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Common Sandpiper. (P St Pierre)

Lizard/Chapel Lane: 1 Bee-eater (low over village cafe at 12-25) , Hobby, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 3 Cuckoo (M Pass) 2+ Bee-eater heard over Housel Bay. (I Maclean)

Polgigga: 1 Woodchat still present along Bosisto Lane, on hedge between potato fields, one field back towards road. (R Augarde et al) Plus 1 m Black Redstart at Higher Bosistow. (S Rowe) Arden Sawah: 1 Turtle Dove still. (R Augarde et al)

Turtle Dove, John Eaton

Black Redstart, Steve Rowe

Bass Point/Church Cove: 1 Wryneck, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Wheatear ( M Pass )

Tregoss: 1 Red Kite over with asymmetrical wing damage to both wings- query shotgun wounds. Flying well though.
(J Rance)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Grey Plover, c130 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Whimbrel. (R Veal)

Loe Pool: 25 Reed Warbler, 14 Sand Martin, 6 Cetti’s Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Sedge Warbler, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Mallard plus broods of 7 and 4 ducklings, 5 Dunlin (G Adams)

Loe Bar: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Whitethroat. (G Adams)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Cuckoo, 5 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting on nest, Chaffinch on nest, Goldfinch on nest. (D Eva)

St Issey: 1 Red Kite at Cannalidgey. (P Roseveare)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 3 Ringed Plover. (A Langdon)

Porth Reservoir: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 1 Cormorant, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 f Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Trewassick: 2 Skylark, 1 Whitethroat, 1 m Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Croft Pascoe: 2 (m&f) Crossbill feeding on mature cones, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker at nest hole feeding young, pair Chaffinch at nest feeding young, several Siskins, Willow Warblers & Chiffchaffs. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Downderry: 11 Great Northern Diver on the sea and another flew west before 0825. Also 13 Manx Shearwater. (A Payne)


Friday 17th May 2019

Late news, 16/5, Looe Island : 7 Eider (C Lewis)

Eider, Claire Lewis

Late photo, 16/5, Porth Joke: Dunlin. (B Bosisto)

Dunlin, Bob Bosisto

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Temminck’s Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpiper.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Garden Warbler. (S. Rogers). Also 1 Glossy Ibis again.

Polgigga: 1 Woodchat still in field on left with 2 horses at end of Bosisto Lane immediately before farmhouse, and 3 Red Kite, 2 Hobby, 130+ House Martin all over, 2 Gadwall. (R Veal, B Mellow et al)

Woodchat, John St Ledger

Porthgwarra: 2 Turtle Dove (Ardensawah farm), 6 Spotted Flycatcher, 16 Whitethroat, 1 Greenshank, 70+ Swallow, 3 Sandwich Tern. (R Veal, B Mellow, L Proctor, M Wallace)

Turtle Doves, John St Ledger

Turtle Dove, John St Ledger

Marazion beach: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Dunlin. (S. Rogers)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: 160+ Dunlin, 3 Grey Plover (sum plum), 4 Whimbrel, 9am. (S Turner)

Kenidjack: 2+ Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Sedge Warbler and several Willow Warblers. (J Swann)

Nanjizal: 1 Greenshank, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Nightjar ( Ringed ), 1 Woodchat Shrike ( still in horse field opposite Nanjizal Farmhouse viewed from Bosistow Lane). (K Wilson, J Ryan, B Bosisto)

Nanquidno: 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Cuckoo. (R Veal, B Mellow)

Bartinney Downs: 3 Cuckoo, 2 Swift. (J St Ledger)

Lizard: 2 Turtle Dove, 2 Whinchat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Cuckoo, 2 Great Northern Diver. ( M Pass )

Chapel Carn Brea: 1 Red Kite over at 1230.

Newquay, Towan Beach: 4 Dunlin. ( J Green) Towan Head: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 3 Turnstone, 3 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe) Gannel Estuary: 4 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover. (S Rowe) Also 1 Common Sandpiper still, and 1 Barn Owl over Trevemper roundabout at dusk. (S Grose)

Downderry: 6 Great Northern Diver (4 on the sea and 2 flying west) early this morning. (A Payne)

Urban Gull Survey, Penzance South SW4629, (1sq km): 46 active Herring Gull nests. (T Mills)


Thursday 16th May 2019

Polgigga: 1 Woodchat at end of Bosistow Lane, plus 1 Turtle Dove again. (M Wallace) Also 1 Whinchat at Higher Bosistow (K Wilson) and 1 Turtle Dove still at Arden Sawah. (M Wallace)

Marazion beach: 6 Grey Plover, 47 Sanderling, 15 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel, 6 Ringed Plover. (S. Rogers, P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Redshank. (S. Rogers)

Helston boating lake: c30 Swift. (M Hoggett)

Port Isaac: 3 Red Kite over. (S Stratton)

Newquay: 1 Red Kite at 07.45 flying south above A3059. (E Turnbull)

Gwendreath: 4 Red Kite over at 14:10, drifted over the fields to Gwenter.  Another Red Kite over at 14:30. (P. Bedford)

Bodmin Moor: 1 Red Kite at De Lank Quarry. (G Treadwell)

Red Kite, Gary Treadwell

Kenidjack: 1 Spotted Flycatcher in field opposite sewerage works. (S Williams) Also 1 Pied Flycatcher (f) and 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (P Clarke)

Grampound: 1 Red Kite over east. (M Jones)

Porth Joke: 1 Dunlin, 12 Whimbrel, 3 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 4 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Sedge Warbler, 84 House Martin, 44 Swallow, 3 Common Swift, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (B Bosisto L Payne) 1 Plus 1 Whinchat, c30 Swift this evening. (S Rowe)

Nanjizal: 1 m Nightjar, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Turtle Dove, 3 Reed Warbler, few Sedge Warbler, (including a French-ringed bird), 1 Redpoll, 3 Tree Sparrow. (K Wilson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 10 Grey Plover (2 in, 115 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (P St Pierre) Also later, 45 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 7 Whimbrel, 4 Wigeon and 1 Fulmar flying inland this evening. (R Veal)

Lands End: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Turtle Dove and 1 Hobby. (M Elliot, C Moore)

Redruth, Fourlanes: 1 Red Kite and 1 Kestrel over road. (S Caddy)

Nanquidno: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (C Moore)

St Gothian Sands: 6 Coot, including pr with 4 young and 4 Dunlin. (MJ Spicer)

Truro: 2 Dipper and 1 Grey Wagtail on Kenwyn River. (MJ Spicer)

Rame: 1 Spotted Flycatcher at Polhawn, 1 Whinchat along the Military Road and 1 Willow Warbler at Penlee (M Beer, C Buckland)

Maer Lake: 46 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 4 Greenshank, 3 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, also pr Shelduck with 5 ducklings. (S Border)

Hawksland, St Issey: 1 Red Kite. (P Roseveare)

Ventonleague: 1 Red Kite moving East. (P Rutter)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Common Sandpiper, 11 Mute Swan, 7 Mallard, 4 Moorhen. (K. Bowers)

Common Sandpiper, Kevin Bowers

Penwithick: 15 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch, 5 Chaffinch, 4 Dunnock. (K. Bowers)

House Sparrows, Kevin Bowers

House Sparrows, Kevin Bowers

Millpool nr Rosudgeon:  2 Red Kites circling low and swooping through private garden as yesterday for approx 5 mins at 9:30, 2 newly-fledged Magpies juv being tended throughout day by both parents (had noticed adjacent nest site in very tall ivy-clad tree mid April), Holly Blue female on same holly plant for 30mins 13:00, Orange Tip male and female Bullfinches feeding on niger seed together on ground for many sessions of 20 mins+  (M Claughton)

Falmouth: 1 Red Kite over Mongleath area at 15.00hrs.(J St Ledger)

Tregarne, St Keverne: 1 Red Kite. (N Chandler)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 m Garganey.

Siblyback Lake: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 1 m Linnet, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Swift, many Swallows & House Martins, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Canada Goose with 5 Goslings, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Jay. (I Juliane)


Wednesday 15th May 2019

Late news, 11/5, Tresillian River: 3 Whimbrel, 3 Black-tailed Godwit. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 13/5, Wacker Quay: 12 Swift and 15 House Martin over at 14.20. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 14/5, Par: 3 Swift over at 19.30. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 14/5, St Agnes: 1 Red Kite, 8am over my garden. (A Gall)

Late news, 14/5, Bowthick: 1 male Redstart, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Raven over, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Swallow – far fewer than usual for this site,1 Goldfinch, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Wren, 1 Robin, several Chaffinches, plus Holly Blue and many Orange Tip butterflies. (H Kendall & B Bryne.)

Late news, 14/5, St Ives: 1 Red Kite over the garden. (V Stratton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Redshank, 1 Glossy Ibis, 7 Swift. (S. Rogers)

Botallack: 1 Honey Buzzard over. (J Hicks)

Carn Gloose: 1 Turtle Dove at 3.30. (P Clement)

Polgigga, Arden Sawah: 2 Turtle Dove. (M Wallace)

Marazion beach:  4 Grey Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 35 Sanderling, 3 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin. (S. Rogers)

Newquay, Golf Course: 1 Red Kite over this morning at 8.20am. (D Kendle) Also 1Red Kite above Newquay Health Centre 8.25 am being mobbed by seagulls. (C Stephenson) and then 3 Red Kite east over Newquay Tretherras school at 08:30, then 2 more at 9:00 and 2 more at 10:10 over school all going east.. (S Rowe) Also 17 Red Kite over Newquay heading North (7.30 to 9.00 am ). (D Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 27 Dunlin. (S Rowe)

Penzance: 7 Red Kite east 2.30- 3pm (P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Red KIte drifting east over estuary at 10 am. (S Turner) Carnsew Pool: 90 + Dunlin and 2 Common Sandpiper at high tide. (S Turner)

St Ives: 1 Red Kite over the garden. (V Stratton)

Towan beach: 2 Red Kite over at 10am this am, along with Buzzard being chased off by Black-backed Gulls and Herring Gulls. (S Beadle)

Rock: 4 Red Kite flying north between 10.00+10.45am. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 1 Grey Heron, 1 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 5 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover, 35 Oystercatcher, 26 Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Boscastle, Newmills: 1 Treecreeper. (K Uren)

Goss Moor, Gregoss: 1 Hobby over at 2pm. (I Stewart)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Red Kite, 1.15. (P Fraser)

Carbis Bay, Longstone Cemetery: 1 Red Kite over lunchtime. (J Bennett)

Grampound, Creed Church: 1 Red Kite over River Fal going east. (D Roberts)

Foxhole: 3 Red Kite over 9-30. (P Wilkins)

St Merryn: 1 pair Buzzard feeding young. Private land. (R Hughes)

Millpool nr Rosudgeon: 7 Red Kite seen simultaneously (from a larger group circling very high up) came down to roof level, then even lower and swooped in and out of adjacent private garden for approx 15 mins at 10:15. (M Claughton)

St Ives: 1 Red Kite over Westward Road, 12.20. (D Robinson)

Falmouth: 2 Red Kite over the centre of town mid afternoon. (D Chaney)

Croft Pascoe: 1 Cuckoo, pair Spotted Flycatcher plus another individual elsewhere in the enclosure plus 3+ Siskin.  (T Pinfield)

Bray’s Cot – Gwendreath:  1 Red Kite at 10 am.  (T Pinfield)

Ventonleague: 13 Red Kite moving over East/South East from 9.30am to 12.44pm (Including 4 together at 10-13am. (P Rutter)

Hawkers Cove: 5 Sandwich Tern, 1 Grey Plover. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Indian Queens: 1 Red Kite over A30. (C Moakes)

Trewoon, St Austell:  5 House Martin, 4 Swift, 1 Buzzard being mobbed by Herring Gulls, 2 Canada Geese flying over heading East. (I Toogood-Johnson)

Sennen Cove: 1 Grey Plover, 11 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin & 3 Sanderling on the beach. 10 House Martin frequenting eaves of the cottages behind harbour car park. (J Hawkey)

St. Ives: 3 Red Kite over my garden today. (V Stratton)

Treleaver, Coverack: 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Swift, 3 Sedge Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 4 Stonechat (T Phelps, M Doyle) 

Goonhilly downs: 2 Cuckoo (T Phelps, M Doyle)

Helston: 1 Red Kite over east at 09.30 (T Phelps, M Doyle)


Tuesday 14th May 2019

Late photo, 13/5, Drift Reservoir: Pink-footed Goose.

Pink-footed Goose, Mike McKee

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis again. Also 3 Red Kite low over moving off to the north east at 15.05. (J Eaton) Plus 1 Redshank. (S. Rogers)

Cape Cornwall: juv Iceland Gull in ploughed field along Cape Cornwall road.

Marazion beach: 6 Dunlin, 20 Sanderling, 19 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Red Kite. (S. Rogers). Also 1 Grey Plover, 35 Sanderling and 3 Dunlin at 8am, plus 1 Red Kite over Hogus and 1 Red Kite drifting west towards Crowlas. (P Fraser) Late evening 77 Sanderling, 10 Dunlin and 3 Ringed Plover. (S Rogers)

Trevenen: 2 Red Kite over A394 east of Trevenen 06.45. (K. Dalziel)

Pendeen: 2 Red Kite just went over heading east 9:30. (S Smith)

Boscastle: 1 Red Kite. (K Uren)

Godolphin Hill: 1 Red Kite drifting south. (C Richards)

Truro, Rosedale: 3 Swift over heading west this morning. (J Mortimore) Gloweth: 4 Red Kite. (B Mellow)

Gulval, Kenegie Manor: 2 Red Kite over, one went slowly south, the other to the north. (D Trickey)

Zennor: 1 Red Kite (C Madden)

Bodmin Moor, De Lank Quarry: 1 Wood Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler, 5 Pearl-bordered Fritillary. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Carbis Bay: 1 Red Kite flew over our garden at 13.40. (H Hodder)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: 24 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling (one ringed , left leg yellow over white , right leg white red white) Later, 10 Grey Plover, c25 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, and 2 Whimbrel. (P St Pierre) Estuary: 3 Whimbrel, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit. (S Turner) Also 1 Hobby and 30+ Swift. (P St Pierre)

Millpool nr Rosudgeon: 1 male Bullfinch feeding on spilt Niger seed on ground in garden 10:30, 1 Red Kite circled overhead for a while at 15:40. (M Claughton)

Lanivet: 1 Red Kite over at 15:20, circling with a Buzzard and drifting North. (P Davies)

Newquay: 1 Red Kite over at 4pm. (S Rowe)

Roseworthy: 2 Red Kite over A30 at 11.45. (P Fraser)

Bosullow: 8 Red Kite, (10.15 – 10.45). (P Fraser)

Bartinney: 1 Hobby and 1 Cuckoo. (P Fraser)

Carnyorth: 1 Red Kite. (J Swann)

Sennen and Brew area: 5 Red Kite. (L Proctor)

Lands End Airport: 2 Red Kite over. (C Moore)

Zennor Quoit: 2 Red Kite (circling), 1 Cuckoo at 13:30. (J St Ledger)

Penryn: 1 Kite overhead (flying from Asda car park towards Kernick Industrial Estate) at 15:05. (J St Ledger)

Lamorna: 35 Red Kite over by 15.00. (M McKee)

Trerulefoot: 1 Red Kite over at 09.55. (D Julian)

Cadsonbury: 1 Spotted Flycatcher,1 Dipper,1 Grey Wagtail,1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Tawny Owl, 3 Jay, 5 Buzzard,1 Kestrel, 2 Mistle Thrush. (C Buckland)

Spotted Flycatcher, Chris Buckland

Chapel Carn Brea: Red Kite over this morning at 1015.

Newquay: 3 Red Kite, 30+ Swift. (D Grose)

Helston: 5 Red Kite heading North at approx 4.30. (M Street)

The Lizard: 21 Red Kite east through this am. (T Blunden)

Par Lake: 1 Heron, 4 Cormorant, 17 Mallard, 40 Canada Geese.  (C Hooper)

Grey Heron, C Hooper

Cormorant, C Hooper

Mallard, C Hooper

Polcrebo Downs, Nancegollan: 1 Red Kite. (G Adams)

Crowlas: 6 Red Kite, moving SW in morning then E this afternoon. (R Veal)

Croft Pascoe: 1 pair Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Red Kite east at 12am. (D Collins)

Constantine: 1 Red Kite north at 2pm. (D Collins)

Maer Lake: 1 Grey Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 6 Shelduck & 2+ducklings, Reed Warbler, Kestrel. Passage of Swifts along nearby coast. (B Craven)

Dozmary Pool:  20+ Swift, Cuckoo. (B Craven)

Tregonetha Downs:1 Yellowhammer, 7 Swift, 2 Buzzard, 11 Linnet, also 2 Tawny Owl heard between 22.00hrs +23.00hrs. (S Grose)

Padstow: 1 Red Kite. (R Augarde)


Monday 13th May 2019

Late news, 12/5, Kit Hill: 2 Whinchat,1 Grey Wagtail at Quarry, Linnets, Meadow Pipits, 2 Buzzard displaying and single, very pale Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Cuckoo, seen and calling, Goldfinch, 2 Willow Warbler, Blackbirds, Magpies, 2 Robin. (N Wills)

Skewjack: 1 Black Kite over at 13.55 heading east; 9 Red Kite at 13.05. Red Kite total: 38 between 10.20 and 15.50. (M Wallace)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Red Kite over late morning. (R Menari) Glossy Ibis back at 13,15. (L Proctor)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Pink-footed Goose, c30 Swift. (M McKee)

Kenidjack: 5 Red Kite, 1 at c 09.30 going north, 4 at c 12.50 drifting south.(P Clarke)

Camel Estuary: 1 Black-tailed Godwit , 20 Whimbrel , 3 Greenshank, 1 Red Kite (L Payne B Bosisto )

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Greenshank, 1 Peregrine ( caught mallard duckling ), 38 Common Swift. (B Bosisto L Payne )

Gluvian: 3 Red Kite (B Bosisto L Payne )

Blackwater: 2 Red Kite. (R Stableforth)

Sennen Cove: Red Kite seen this afternoon inland. (D Davies)

Nancegollan, nr Helston: 2 Red Kite separately to the east of Nancegollan this afternoon. (D Chaney)

Trevothan, Coverack: 1 Red Kite (D Beadle)

Fraddon: 1 Chough crossing A30 approx 5 miles from Truro. (P Haseldine)

Lamorna: 1 Red Kite west @ 10.45 & 1 east @ 15.20. 5 Swift. (M McKee)

Trevose Head: 3 Whimbrel, 1 Common Buzzard, 37 House Martin, 55 Swallow, 1 Blackcap, 18 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Wheatear, 14 Common Swift. (B Bosisto)

Padstow, Stepper Point / Gunver Head: 3 Grey Partridge, 11 Whimbrel, 55 Razorbill, 53 Guillemot, 11 Fulmar, 6 Shag on nests, 19 Skylark, 16 Meadow Pipit, 13 Swift. (S Grose)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Crossbill, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4+ Siskin. (L Proctor)

Bissoe to Devoran cycle path: 2 Buzzard, 3 Robin, 2 Canada Geese, 4 Shelduck, 1 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan and 20+ Black-headed Gull. (K Money)

Penwithick: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (K. Bowers)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kevin Bowers

Gunwalloe: Cockoo being chased off by Dunock (a witheywood)