Tuesday 24th August 2021

Lands End: Melodious Warbler 20 yards north of White House. Also, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow Wagtail. (P Clements, N Rogers, M Spicer, S Rogers, P Taylor, P Fraser et al)

Treeve Moor (pm): 1 Whinchat; 3 Yellow Wagtails (m.flava – amongst the field heifers), 2 Whitethroats, 6 Sand Martins. (J Hawkey)

Melodious Warbler – Nigel Rogers

Spotted Flycatcher – Nigel Rogers

Stithians: 1 Little Stint, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Lapwing, 12 Curlew, 6 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Kingfisher. (D Eva, J St Ledger, D Clegg)

Little Ringed Plover – John St Ledger

Little Stint – John St Ledger

Wood Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Lizard, Caerthillion: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (D Collins)

Lizard, Jollytown/Soapy Cove: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 4 Willow Warbler. (D Collins)

Lizard, Kynance: 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Wheatear. (D Collins)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Ruff, 2 Redshank, 59 Curlew, 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 1 ad Common Gull, 2 Cormorant. (S Rowe)

Mawgan Porth: 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Teal, 15 Black-headed Gull, 1 Wheatear, 7 Swallow, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (P Roseveare)

East Pentire: 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin , 1 Turnstone, 1 Wheatear, 5 Arctic Tern. (B Bosisto)

Hayle, Ryan’s Field: 4 Common Sandpipers. (T Parrell)

Common Sandpiper – Terry Parrell

Pendeen: 26 Balearic Shearwaters, 3 Sooty Shearwaters. (RBA)

Pendeen: 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Golden Plover, 1 Spotted Redshank, 18 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine, 13 Sand Martin, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Tree Pipit, 2-3 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (A Bayly, P Combridge)

Cot Valley: 2 Pied Flycatchers. (RBA)

Lizard: 15 Balearic Shearwaters this morning. (RBA)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Yellow Wagtail. (P Fraser)

Kenidjack – top: 15 House Martin, 25 Eurasian Chiffchaff, (P Fraser)

Marazion Beach: 7 Sandwich Tern, 4 Sanderling. (P Fraser, N Slumen)

Marazion Marsh: 40 Barn Swallow, 75 Starling. (P Fraser)

Wadebridge, Treraven Meadows: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 9 Teal early am, 1 Ruff with 68 Redshank opp Raj restaurant. (S Grose)

Rock: 50+ Mediterranean Gull over a private garden today, flying off the estuary to feed on the ground at St Enodoc Golf Course. Some birds heard calling. (S Grose)

Wood Sandpiper – Shaun Grose

Ruff – Shaun Grose

Colliford Lake: 1 Osprey 17.55 by the dam. (N Woods)

Osprey – Nigel Woods

Osprey – Nigel Woods

Millpool (private garden): 1 Green Woodpecker. (M Claughton)

Porthgwarra: 2 Wheatear, 4 Raven, 6 Linnet, 2 Grey Heron (flew over eastwards at 19:30), 2 Grey Seal (bottling in Porth Loe). (M Claughton)


Tuesday 10th August 2021

Polgigga: 5 Green Sandpiper and Whimbrel over this evening. (M Wallace)

Siblyback Lake: 27 Cormorant, 12+ Little Grebe, 1 ad Wood Sandpiper, 1 ad Little Ringed Plover, 7 Common Sandpiper , 1 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 6 Greylag Goose (at least one with blue plastic ring). (K Pellow)

Pendeen: 6 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater. (RBA)

Stithians Res: 3 Scaup (ad fem, 2 juv), 3 m Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 2 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 19 Curlew, 67 Canada Geese, Cormorant (BTO ring left leg, red colour ring left leg). (D Eva, J Hawkey)

Truro, Boscowan Park to Malpas: 3 Whimbrel, c60 Curlew, 57 Redshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Oystercatcher, 6 Little Egret and Kingfisher. (T Wilson)

Walmsley, Burniere Hide: 1 Curlew (yellow flag above green plastic ring on left leg ‘ C4’ and yellow plastic ring on right leg). (S Grose)

Curlew – Shaun Grose

Kenidjack: Freshly dead female Sparrowhawk with no signs of external injury, Whimbrel, 5 Swift, 30 Swallow, 3 Raven. (D Flumm)

Sparrowhawk – Dave Flumm

Raven – Dave Flumm

Rock Beach: 7 Sandwich Tern feeding just offshore. (S Grose)

Botallack: 13 Chough and 3 Wheatear. (B Toms)

Warmsley: 20+ Swift. (D Sharp)

Downderry: 0555-0725, 285+ Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Mediterranean Gull and c6 Common Dolphin. (A Payne)


Saturday 31st July 2021

At Sea – Falmouth to Lizard: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 60 Manx Shearwater, 25 Med Gulls, Whimbrel, 35 Common Dolphins, 2 Harbour Porpoise with AK Wildlife. (T Wilson)

Pendeen: (0800-1000): Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, c8,000 Manx Shearwater, 2 Med Gull. (D Flumm)

Lizard: Balearic Shearwater. (RBA)

Wadebridge, Clapper Marshes: Wood Sandpiper, 2 Hobbies, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greylag Geese. (D Julian)

Newquay: 2 Peregrine Falcon over the zoo this eve. (S Grose),

River Fowey, St Winnow: 7 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 18 Mute Swan, 97 Canada Geese, 7 Shelduck (1 adult and 6 juveniles), 6 Mallard, 1 Buzzard, 37 Curlew, 4 Whimbrel, 9 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 220+ Herring Gull, 80+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Woodpigeon, 6 Swallows, Crows, 3 House Sparrows, 1 Pied Wagtail and 2 Goldfinches. (A Parker)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Juvenile Marsh Harrier still showing well in front of the hide. Also, 3 Gadwall, Swift’s, Swallows and Sand Martins feeding over the lakes, 7 Mute Swans, 1 Black-Tailed Godwit, 3 Grey Herons, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Egret. (D Sharp). Also, 2 Green Sandpipers, 80 Mallard. (A Langdon)

Marsh Harrier – Deena Sharp

Marsh Harrier – Deena Sharp

Marsh Harrier – Adrian Langdon


Marsh Harrier – Adrian Langdon

Brane: Cuckoo. (D Flumm)

Loe Pool: 9 Great Crested Grebe, Kingfisher. (D Flumm)

Stithians Res: 2 Lapwing, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Little Egret, Goldfinch feeding 5 young at nest, Chaffinch feeding 2 young at nest. (D Eva)

Newquay, Trenance Gardens: 2 Marsh Tit calling from the gardeners hut and the green room dentists early am. (S Grose)

Newquay, Towan Head: 1 Kittiwake, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Skylark (1ad,+1 juv), 1 Turnstone, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 5 Goldfinch, 28 Linnet. (S Grose)

Newquay, the Gazzle: 2 Kestrel (1ad +1 juv), 4 prs of Fulmar with one juv each, all adult birds disturbed off nest sites by Coastering groups. (S Grose)


Tuesday 27th July 2021

Pendeen, 06.00 – 10.30: 5 Balearic Shearwaters, 17 Whimbrel, 5 Med Gulls. (S Rogers et al)

Loe Pool: Osprey soaring over woodland on Degibna side. (S Ford)

Osprey – Steve Ford

Newquay: 2 Peregrine Falcon successfully hunting the large Corvid flock roosting at the zoo this eve. (S Grose)

Downderry:  4 Common Scoter, 600+ Gannets, 19 Manx Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater and 4 Mediterranean Gull west, 0555-0740, while an Arctic Skua east. (A Payne)

Late Submission, 26/7, Bodmin Moor: Juvenile Cuckoo. (S Sanderson)

Cuckoo – Steve Sanderson


Tuesday 22nd June 2021

Late news, 21/6, Lizard: 2 Wood Sandpipers at Windmill Farm.

Marazion Marsh: Black-winged Stilt present all day on the new scrape. (A McKechnie, R Veal et al). Also, 3 Reed Warblers, 3 Sedge Warblers, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Grey Heron. (S Windle)

Black-winged Stilt – Reuben Veal

Black-winged Stilt – Alex McKechnie

Black-winged Stilt – Stevan Windle

Black-winged Stilt – Stevan Windle

Mullion: Black Kite Mullion Cover flew in off sea at 1pm then flew west. (RBA)

Foxhole: m Ring-necked Duck still (B Bosisto). Also, 2 Little Grebes with young, 6 Mallard, 2 Coots, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler. (S Windle)

Ring-necked Duck – Stevan Windle

Radnor: Red Kite over golf course moving north towards the coast. (C Sawmy)

Downderry: Before 0710: 39 Gannets, 4 Fulmar, 4 Manx Shearwater, 13 Kittiwake, 3 Sandwich Tern and 12 Swift moving east. 22 Gannet and 2 Mediterranean Gull west. (A Payne)

Pendeen: 3 Wheatear, 8 Fulmar on cliff ledges, 3 Common Blue Butterflies. (P Geddes)

Wheatear – Patsy Geddes

Wheatear – Patsy Geddes

Kuggar, Lizard: Turtle Dove on rooftop early afternoon. (P Roseveare)

Porth Reservoir: 11 Great Crested Grebe (2 nests being incubated and 2 new nests being built), 3 pairs of Coot, 5 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cormorant, 81 Mallard, 2 Bullfinch (1f +1juv m), 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 f Sparrowhawk with prey, 1 pair Grey Wagtail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)


Tuesday 15th June 2021

Late News, 13/6, Helston: 8 Red Kites circling and a further 2 Red Kites at Culdrose. (C Morgado)

Late News, 14/6, Biscovey, St Blazey: 1 Red Kite. (I Bennallick)

Nanjizal: Hobby over at 13.30 and c30 Red Kites throughout the morning. (R Veal, J Overfield)

A30: Red Kite soaring over A30 between Alturnum and Callington junctions at 9.30. (J Stedman)

Callestick: Red Kite over at 12.20. (T Wilson)

Bottallack: 4 Red Kites circling low over the road to pick up road kill. (G Charman)

Laninval, west of Bodmin: 1 Red Kite. (I Bennallick)

St Just: 4 Red Kites over Carn Bosavern + Willow Warbler. (T Murray)

Eden Project: 2 Red Kites over at 9:00am. (A Wagstaff)

Levant: 15 Red Kites over fields at Nineveh at 10.40 heading towards Pendeen. (M Cavell)

Newquay: 2 Red Kites over Trellogan at 10.00am. (D Ensor)

Camborne: Red Kite over Penponds high towards Camborne. (J Souch)

St Mawgan: 2 Red Kites over to the north at 10.00am. (L Curry)

Polkerris: Red Kite up valley at 17.45. (P Blay)

Camborne: 1 Red Kite to the northwest of the town at 0923 this morning. (D King)

Sancreed: 10 Red Kite west, Garden Warbler at Trannack Farm with 12 Helmeted Guineafowl in fields. (D Flumm)

Hayle, Carnsew Pool: Red Kite. (D Flumm)

Red Kites – Gail Charman

Red Kite – Dave Flumm

Helston Boating Lake: 1 drake Scaup, 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 5 Tufted Duck, 4 broods of Coot of varying ages (5, 6, 2 and 2 chicks), Mute Swan incubating. (D Eva). Also, 2 Red Kites, escaped Ferruginous Duck and 8 Muscovey Duck. (D Flumm)

Loe Pool: Great Crested Grebe – adult with pullus and 2 other pulli independent, Mallard with 3 ducklings. (D Flumm)

Feock: Partially leucistic juvenile starling in private garden one year to the day since a completely leucistic juvenile appeared there. (K Dalziel)

Starling – Kate Dalziel

Lower Tamar Lake: 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Mallard, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Robin, 3 Nuthatch, 8 Chaffinch, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit. (R Mudge)

Roche: Hobby over north. (J Rance)

Maer Lake: Probable Cape Shelduck of unknown origin. (M Mullard)

Probable Cape Shelduck – Martin Mullard

Wadebridge: 1 Sparrowhawk East over Treraven Meadows this am. (S Grose)

St Enodoc Golf Course: m Yellowhammer (singing nr the 9th tee on the Holywell or short course). (S Grose)

Rock: 2 Sparrowhawk locking talons high over a private garden, 3 Great spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

St Dennis: 21 Swift. (J Howells)

Downderry: 26 Swifts flew west over the sea early morning. (A Payne)


Tuesday 8th June 2021

Late news, 07/06/21, Windmill Farm: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Adder, 1 Red-veined darter, 1 Hairy Sand Wasp. (K Dalziel)

Adder – Kate Dalziel

Red-veined Darter – Kate Dalziel

Hairy Sand Wasp – Kate Dalziel

St Buryan: 2 Rosy Starlings. (J Eaton, M McKee, S Wendle et al)

Rosy Starlings – John Eaton

Rosy Starling – Mike McKee

Rosy Starling – Mike McKee

Sennen: Adult Rosy Starling briefly on wires opposite Seaview Caravan Site 0900hrs. (D Flumm)

Rosy Starling – Dave Flumm

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 15 Turnstone. (D Flumm)

Pelynt: Red Kite between Tregarrick Farm and Pendower House. (K Knight)

Rinsey: Family party of 6 Ravens. (C Richards)

Cheesewring: Pair of Redstarts with 2 young. (T Potterton and P Dingle)

Godolphin Cross: Siskin briefly on feeder. (C Richards)

Windmill Farm NR: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Tawny Owl, 3 Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat. (O Cummins)

Hayle estuary: Ad Yellow-legged Gull, Whimbrel, 2 Dunlin. (T McGowan)

Lizard Point: 2 Balearic Shearwaters past at 3.30pm. (RBA)

Lizard, Housel Bay: Hoopoe still present this morning. (RBA)

Helston Boating Lake: 40 Canada geese, 6 Tufted Ducks,1 Mute Swan , 20 mixed up mallards, 15 Coots, 10 Moorhens, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Greater Scaup, 1 Ferruginous Duck (escape), 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 50 Herring Gulls. (S Wendle)

Ferruginous Duck – Stevan Wendle

Greater Scaup – Stevan Wendle

Ruddy Shelduck – Stevan Wendle