Christmas Day 2019

From the editorial team at CBWPS we wish all our readers and their families

Nadelik Lowen, a very Merry Christmas

 

Sennen: 1 American Buff-bellied Pipit still. (T McGowan)

Newlyn: Black Guillemot and Iceland Gull still in the harbour. 1 Water Rail, Black Redstart, 2 Blackcap and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Falmouth Bay: Black Guillemot still. Red-necked Grebe, 25 Common Scoter, 2 Great Northern Diver. (G Wills)

Swanvale, Falmouth: 2 Water Rail, Moorhen, Firecrest, Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch (male). (C. Goldsmith)

Lands End: 1 Black Redstart on the White House. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) 

Penzance: 1 Black Redstart on neighbour’s rooftop, Lidden area. (T Mills, armchair birding!)

Sancreed: 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 59 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Gannel Estuary: 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 1f Blackcap, 1 Little Grebe on the Boating lake. (S Grose) Also, 18 Blackcap , 1 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Chapel Amble: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 15+ Common Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 7 Water Pipit, c.15 Meadow Pipit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Redshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Mute Swan, 14 Teal, 2 Water Rail. (P Roseveare)

Mount Hawke: 2 Collared Dove, 2 Great Tit, 1 Wren, 3 Starling, 3 Blackbird (male), 1 Robin, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 2 Chaffinch all around mid-day. (RB & PC Girling “garden birding”)

Helford River: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe off Tremayne Quay. (M Nattrass)

Illogan: 1 Ring-necked Parakeet in churchyard at 16:3. (D Eva)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (G Barter)

Bartinney: 1 Merlin. (R Veal)

Carnewas: 1 Black Redstart. (R Nicholls)

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Monday 25th November 2019

Gerald Stanley Gay (Stan to his many friends) sadly passed away on 31st October 2019 at home with his family aged 80 years, a loving husband, dad and grandad. The funeral service will be at 11:00 Trelawny Chapel, Penmount Crematorium, Tuesday 26th November 2019. No flowers by request, donations in lieu if desired for the British Heart Foundation may be sent c/o the funeral directors W J Beswetherick & Son Ltd, Central House, Fairmantle Street, Truro Tel 01872 274021

Stan Gay 8th March 2019

Late news, 24/11, St Ives Island: Juvenile Female Merlin. (C Oates)

Merlin – Chris Oates

Penzance: Pacific Diver again off Jubilee Pool, but distant. Also 6+ Great Northern Diver, 4+ Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Skua and 1 airborne Blue-fin Tuna. (L Proctor) 7 Red-throated Diver, 7 Great Northern Diver, 50+ Common Scoter, 23 Purple Sandpiper ,32 Sanderling,1 Kittiwake,1 Great Skua (O Frampton)

Stithians Reservoir: 1f Lesser Scaup from Stuart Hutchings hide, plus 1 Mediterranean Gull. (J Chapman, R ffrench-Constant)

Malpas: 1 Firecrest in private garden. Also 2 Siskin on feeder. (A.Hill)

Loe pool: 1 Bittern (S Bury)

Lizard Point: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Red-throated Diver past, 600 Kittiwake in an hour. (D Collins)

Illogan: 1 Ring-necked Parakeet in Ventonraze 08.40 (J Baker)

River Gannel: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Dipper, 7 Little Egret, 2 Blackcap at Gannel filling station. (S Grose)

Newquay : 100+ Pied Wagtail roosting on the roof of Morrisons Supermarket at 9pm (S Grose)

St Ives: 2 male Blackcap in private garden this morning. (M Rouncefield)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Green Sandpiper on the weir. 10 Goosander 3m 7f, 2 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Tufted Duck, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren. (R Mudge)

Looe: viewed from Hannafore this afternoon; 7 Eider, 1 Teal, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Slavonian Grebe (A Payne)

Pencarrow Estate: 3 Marsh Tit, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Crossbill (L Payne)

 

Thursday 19th September 2019

Late photo, 12/9, Davidstow airfield: Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Barry Rankine

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, BarryRankine

Late news, 16/9 Marazion Beach: 21 pale-bellied Brent Geese at 17.00. Also 9 Sanderling, 8 Dunlin, 28 Turnstone, 22 Ringed Plover. Also Wheatear on Marazion Marsh. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 16/9 Ryan’s Field, Hayle: 7 Sandwich Tern over and 7 Bar tailed Godwit at high tide. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 17/9 Tresillian River: 2 Kingfisher chasing each other at Tresemple Pool. 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 18/9 Tresillian: significant movement of Swallows flying up the river at 19.30 for several minutes, as many as a thousand birds in the flock. Also 3 Common Sandpiper. (A Nicholson)

Davidstow airfield: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present also 1 Yellow Wagtail also good numbers of Dunlin and Common Ringed Plover.  (P Ash).  Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Paul Ash

Yellow Wagtail, Paul Ash

Yellow Wagtail, Paul Ash

St Levan: the presumed re-introduced White Stork still present.

Lizard: 1 Firecrest (point),1 Marsh Harrier (thru), 3+ Whinchat, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Wheatear (M Pass) Also1 juv Rosy Starling still.

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Caspian Gull reported.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Ruff and 1 Little Stint. 1 Osprey over estuary. (L Proctor) Osprey caught fish at c09.45. (K Noble) Carnsew Pool: 1 juv. Little Stint, 2 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 15 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 34 Bar-tailed Godwin, 6 Little Grebe late pm. (R Veal)

Little Stint, Mashuq Ahmad

Penzance: 1 Osprey over Chyandour heading to Marazion at 9.30. (P St Pierre)

Devoran: 1 Osprey fishing opposite the Pandora Inn at about 14.15. (B Mellow) 1 Peregrine taking a Black-tailed Godwit this evening. (S Williams)

Peregrine, Stephen Williams

Peregrine, Stephen Williams

Peregrine, Stephen Williams

Peregrine, Stephen Williams

Peregrine, Stephen Williams

Marazion: 20 Pale-bellied Brent still, 2 Dunlin and 1 Mediterranean Gull. (B Hibbett) Also 1 Wheatear, 7 White Wagtail, 20 pale-bellied Brent Goose still, 3 Dunlin, 40+ Ringed Plover, 20+ Turnstone, 6 Sanderling on the beach. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Tree Pipit (over), 1 Water Rail, 4 Snipe, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler. (R Veal)

Restronguet Point: 2 Osprey. (J Chapple) (late report of 1 Osprey here on 14th Sept – C Swan).

Wadebridge: 6 Cattle Egret just below Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose)

Towan Head, Newquay: 40+ Turnstone, 14 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin on rocks behind Headland Hotel. (M  Lammas)

Tregardock: 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (T Potterton)

Porthgwarra: 2 Whinchat, 1 Redstart, and 2 Tree Pipit.

St Ives: 1 juv Brent Goose. (D Cains)

Brent Goose, David Cains

Kingsmill Lake: 3 Avocet, 18 Greenshank, 2 Knot, 1 Ringed Plover & 8 Dunlin. (M Beer)

Loe Pool: 1 Hobby ( juv ), 1 Osprey 13.30hrs heading south west. (I Webster)

St Loy Cove, St Buryan: pod, 10+, Bottlenose Dolphin, 11am. (T Andrews)

Tresillian River: Osprey fishing (unsuccessfully) at 11.20 this morning opposite Tresemple Pool. Also Peregrine attempted to take a Dunlin, plus 14 Greenshank. (A Nicholson)

Malpas: 2 Ospreys, juv., over river towards St Clement, 11.00. Also reported later over Lambe Creek. 7 Herons. (A Hill)

Swanpool: 8 (2 ad 6 juv) Little Grebe, 4 (2 ad 2 cyg) Mute Swan, 12+ Tufted Duck, 10+ Mallard, 20+ Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Cormorant, 50+ Black-headed Gull, 30+ Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull 12.40 – 13.40. (M Webb)

Little Grebe, Martin Webb

Mute Swan, Martin Webb

Tufted Duck, Martin Webb

Moorhen, Martin Webb

Porth Joke: 2 Yellow Wagtail this evening. (S Rowe)

Cot Valley: 2 Spotted Flycatcher in garden, (Bosorne, Corner House). Also 1 juv Hobby hunting Swallows over cliffs at Porth Nanven. (G Barlow)

Lands End: 6 Spotted Flycatcher in pines adjacent to Swingates. (J Hicks)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper.

Rame: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Raven, 2 N Wheatear, 3 Meadow Pipit, 8 Stonechat, 3 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Yellowhammer. (C Buckland)

Yellow Wagtail, Chris Buckland

Praze-an-Beeble: 1 Nightjar reported for it’s second day.

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Wednesday 18th September 2019

Late news, 17/9, Penzance: 2 Ring-necked Parakeet in area around the Humphry Davy School. (P Taylor pers comm)

Davidstow airfield: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present and Little Stint. (R Wilkins) Also 4 White Wagtail, 5 skylark, 4 Wheatear, 15 Dunlin, 20 Ringed Plover and 14 Dunlin. (S Windle)  Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Little Stint, Stevan Windle

Little Stint, Stevan Windle

Nanjizal: 1 Corncrake flushed from private ringing site.

Lizard area: 1 juv Rosy Starling still, 1 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Redstart, 1 Willow Warbler. (M Pass)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Osprey again and 1 Spotted Redshank. Also 2 Ruff, 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper. (K Noble) Ryan’s Field:1 Little Stint, 5 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 2+ Whimbrel, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 35+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 30+ Redshank and 100+ Curlew, just before dusk. (R Webb)

Lands End: at least 3 Whinchat along cycle path.

Marazion: 20 Pale-breasted Brent Geese at mouth of Red River. (P Fraser) Also 1 Hobby ( juv), 1 Firecrest, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (I Webster)

Gulval: 1 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat in Brassica/maize fields east of church. c40 Swallow feeding over village/fields. (P St Pierre)

Bude, Whalesbough Lake: 1 ad and 1 juv Pink-footed Geese flew in with 200+ Canada Geese plus 1 Barnacle Goose (probably the same one from last year). (N Bastin)

Pink-footed Geese, Nigel Bastin

Pink-footed Geese, Nigel Bastin

Barnacle Goose, Nigel Bastin

Penlee: 1 Nightjar on post by upper gate near footpath towards Penlee Battery NR. (C Buckland)

Nightjar, Chris Buckland

Devoran: 1 Osprey again briefly this morning

Porthgwarra, the Coastguards to Trevean: 1 Firecrest, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Snipe, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 25+ Wheatear. (R Webb) Gwennap Head/ Nanjizel: 2 Chough, 13 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 2 Raven, 2 Kestrel, 66 Linnet, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 29 Mute Swan, 150 Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 12 Mallard, 4 Wigeon, 6 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 24 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 65 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper (Treraven), 85 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 125 Curlew, 170 Black-headed Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 125 Herring Gull, 3 Great black-backed Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 3 House Martin, 11 Swallow, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 1 Magpie, 8 Jackdaw, 2 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 12 House Sparrow, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Copper (M Scawen et al.)

Porth Joke: 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 1 Water Rail, 2 Sparrowhawk. (S Rowe)

Maer Lake: 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 6 Lapwing, 3 Barnacle Geese with c500 Canada Geese. (DK Parker)

Treraven Meadows, Wadebridge: 4 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 6 Red-legged Partridge,1 Little Egret 1 Grey Heron, 20 Teal (3pm).  (M Lammas)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 2 Purple Sandpiper with 14 Turnstone and 2 Ringed Plover this evening. (N Sharp)

Lower Bosistow cliff/ Nanjizel: 1 Tawny Owl at 23.00hrs, several Snipe heard. (S Grose)

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Tuesday 17th September 2019

Davidstow airfield: 1 juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present and Curlew Sandpiper early morning (DK Parker) and Little Stint. Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear.

Trevilley/Nanjizal: 1 Barred Warbler still in blackthorn after the gate just where the path goes steeply down. (L Proctor), also 1 Whinchat. (C Moore)

Lizard: 1 juv Rosy Starling, 10 Yellow Wagtail, 15 White Wagtail, 1 Hobby, 1 Whinchat, 1 juv f Redstart, 1 Tree Pipit, 5 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat. ( M Pass)

St Levan: 1 White Stork, presumed reintroduced bird.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Wryneck again on far side of dam. Also 1 Osprey still, 4 Green Sandpiper, i Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 prs Gadwall and 1 Sedge Warbler. (T Mills) Osprey in NE arm late morning flew off high to east. Wryneck still along path to NE arm. Also 1 Kingfisher, 4 Chiffchaff, 12 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Mute Swan, 6 Goldcrest, 6 Jay, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 30+ Swallow (P.Freestone)

Wryneck, David Cains

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Gadwall. (J St Ledger)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Osprey over Carnsew Pool early afternoon, circled high then drifted west mobbed by crows. Also 7 Greenshank, 27 Oystercatcher, 18 Redshank, 7 Shelduck, 30+ Teal, Wigeon, 11 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 10 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk and 2 Buzzard at high tide this morning. (P.Freestone)

Osprey, Marlene Rouncefield

Wadebridge: 6 Cattle Egret east of Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose)

Mount Hawke: Exactly 50 Starlings on overhead wires at 08.10. (RB & PC Girling)

St Dennis cemetery: 1 Green Woodpecker also a second bird calling but could not locate it .  (P Ash)

Green Woodpecker, Paul Ash

Porthilly Point: 14 (6+8) Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 27 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Sandwich Tern, 2 Curlew, 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Turnstone. (S Grose)

Roche: 31 Starling on various overhead wires in the village – 10.30am. (R. Barlow)

Chun Downs: 1 Cuckoo, 4 Whinchat, 2 White Wagtail. (I Webster)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 1 Kingfisher this afternoon (J Evans)

Malpas: 2 Osprey circling towards Tregothnan 15.30 plus 1 Osprey along Tresillian River at 17.05. Also 1 Buzzard, 2 Curlew, 4 Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 1 Jay. And 3 of our 4 House Martin nestboxes now fledged, the fourth nearly ready. (A.Hill)

Nanquidno Downs to Tregiffian: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 50+ White Wagtail, 1 Whinchat nearby, c. 2000 Swallow and c.500 House Martin. (M Scott-Ham)

Trevescan: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (M Scott-Ham)

Porth Reservoir: 15 Coot, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Teal, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Little Kelynack garden pond: 1 Green Sandpiper. (C Moore)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Wheatear, 150+ Canada Geese, mixed flock of 80+ Linnet, Goldfinch and Greenfinch, 1 White Wagtail, 6 Pied Wagtail, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 2 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff (P.Freestone)

Caerthillian, Lizard: 1 Whinchat, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 3 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Newquay: 3 Tawny Owl at Trevemper sewage works. (S Grose)

Rame: 4 Whinchat, 2 f Redstart, 3 Whitethroat, 6 Stonechat, 4 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler,1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 15 Meadow Pipit, 40+ Linnet, 10 Goldfinch,14 Wheatear, 3 Yellowhammer, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 2 Collard Dove, 3 White Wagtail. (C Buckland).

Whinchat, Chris Buckland

Pied Flycatcher, Chris Buckland

Rame Head to Penlee NR: 26 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 16 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Redstart, 4 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Wheatear, 70+ Meadow Pipit, 175 Linnet. (K Pellow)

Pendeen: Juv Cuckoo. (P Combridge)

Newquay: 2 Tawny Owl at Penpol Creek, 2 Tawny Owl in Trenance Gardens, 2 Tawny Owl behind Hendra holiday park. (S Grose)

Treyarnon: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit on headland west of beach. (J Braiden)

St Agnes: 1 Barn Owl. (J Braiden)

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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)

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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)

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