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COVID-19 Update 4th January: Society reserves remain open, however all hides are still closed, and the society walks and events program has been suspended until further notice. We will be publishing reports of rare birds in the County where it is felt it is safe to do so, please do continue to send in all records. See the Society Homepage for more information and a fuller statement from the board.

Cornish Choughs: The Society is now maintaining the dedicated Chough sightings database for Cornwall, adding to the many thousands of records received from birders and members of the public since 2001. Please send your sightings to choughs@cbwps.org.uk including, date, place, 6 fig grid ref if possible, and notes on any colour rings observed.

Please see the link for an update from the team on what has been a good year for our birds, and of course do continue to send your sightings in over the winter Chough update Dec 2020

Blackcaps: Have you seen a colour-ringed Blackcap in Cornwall this winter? If so, the BTO would love to hear from you! More details on the website here – BTO Blackcap Project

Garden Listing League 2021: Following on from the successes of lockdown listing last year we have decided to run a league for the whole of 2021 for lockdown in January and beyond. More details can be found on the website here- Cornwall Garden Listing League Whether you have fantastic coastal views or a small suburban garden see what you can see and record this year. Good luck! March roundup now published. (Last update 18th April).

Online Bookshop: 12th Jan – we have added a further selection of second hand birding and natural history books to our online bookshop click Here to browse and find a bargain!

Sensitive Breeding Birds: Now that the breeding season is upon us we are resuming our policy of withholding reports of sensitive breeding (and potential breeding) birds in the County. Please keep sending in your reports via bird-news@cbwps.org.uk as all records will still go into the county database, and thus be available for the annual report, research and conservation. Remember, the welfare of the birds comes first. The full list of species including RBBP and Schedule 1 species can be found on the website Here. Please always bear this in mind when sharing information on social media too.

Fancy living on Looe Island? There is an exciting opportunity for a couple or two good friends to reside in the island’s bell tent and assist the wardens with day to day management of the reserve and its visitors this summer.
For more information please take a look here: https://www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/volunteering-opportunities/volunteer-looe-island-warden

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More news and updates from the Society: can be found Here

The Birdwatchers Code  The Nature Photographers Code  Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981  Schedule 1 Birds

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

Monday 19th April 2021

Late news, 18/4, Tresillian River: Great White Egret dwarfing a couple of Little Egrets on the muds on the east side of the Tresillian River near Merthen Pool at c19:00. (P Herring)

Late photo, 18/4, Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Ruddy Shelduck. (A Collins)

Ruddy Shelduck – Andrew Collins

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

Maer Lake, Bude: American Golden Plover early afternoon. (S Border)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Great White Egret still on Ryans Field, also 2 Greenshank and 1 Common Sandpiper. (P Fraser, S Rogers) Also 26 Whimbrel, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit. (J Overfield) In addition, 38 Shelduck on main estuary. (P Freestone)

Great White Egret, David Cains

Great White Egret, Alex Mckechnie

Great White Egret, Andrew Tomkins

Pendeen: Male Common Redstart by coastguard cottages. (P Combridge)

Penpol Creek, Feock: Spoonbill this afternoon. (M Wilson)

St Gothian Sands: adult Glaucous and juvenile Iceland Gull mid afternoon. (P Brinton) Also, 5 Whimbrel, 1 Dunlin and 2 Reed Warbler. (P Freestone)

St Clement: 4 Whimbrel. (M Jones)

Truro: m&f Siskin on sunflower seed feeder in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Mawgan Porth: 1 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Dunlin. (P Roseveare)

East Pentire; Newquay: 1 Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear and 1 Whimbrel. (B Bosisto)

Viverdon Down: Tree Pipit (singing), 6 (3 pairs) Yellowhammer and 6+ Willow Warbler. (M Beer)

Rame Head: 2 Linnet, 5 Dunnock, 4Wren, Skylark, Great Tit, Chiffchaff. (R Napp)

St Day: Red Kite low over this evening, not in wing moult. (S Bearhop)

Marazion Beach: 22 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit this evening. (P Fraser)

Bodmin Moor; De Lank Waterworks to Garrow Tor: 1 Redstart (male, singing), 1 Blackcap (male, singing), 5 Wheatear, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Willow Warbler, 7 Skylark, 2 Red Kite (over at midday), 1 Sparrowhawk (over), 1 Kestrel (over). Also 6 Roe Deer (2 Stag, 4 Doe) (J St Ledger)

Redstart, John St Ledger

Red Kite, John St Ledger

Wheatear, John St Ledger

Bradford Ford: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 pair Green Woodpecker. (J St Ledger)

Drift Reservoir: 6 Common Sandpiper. (R Veal)

Trevilley: 1 Hen Harrier, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Wheatear, flock of Golden Plover heard over. (R Veal, J Overfield)

Tresillian to Malpas: 10 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Little Egret (no sign of Great White Egret), 1 Grey Heron, 35 Shelduck. (A Nicholson)

Buttermilk Hill: 3m and 1f Ring Ouzel,  3 Wheatear. (J Eaton) In addition, 2 Wheatear, 2 Blackbirds, 6 Stonechat, 2 Ravens, 1 Kestrel, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Buzzard (P Freestone)

Predannack Wollas: 1 Wheatear (f), 1 Whitethroat singing. (J Evans)

Kynance: 1 Wryneck skulking in Hawthorn bushes in valley leading to Soap Rock. (J Evans)

Windmill Farm: 1 Green Sandpiper at the pond closest to the information centre. (J Evans)

Nanquidno: overwintering Green Sandpiper still present. (C Moore)

Gannel Estuary: 6 Ringed Plover, 3 probable Whimbrel. (M Lammas)

Trevose: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit. (P Taylor)

Restronguet: 1 Spoonbill, 10 Shelduck, 12 Whimbrel, 6 Curlew, Bar-tailed Godwit, Turnstone & Wheatear. (D Flumm)

St Agnes Head: Iceland Gull, 2 Whimbrel. (G Lawlor)

St Gothian: ad Glaucous Gull, 2 juv Iceland Gull. (P Brinton). Also 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)

Godrevy Head to Knavocks: 2 Wheatear, 6 Purple Sandpiper, 22 Turnstone, 51 Oystercatcher, 2 Chiffchaff, 32 Fulmar, 16 Skylark, 8 Linnet, 12 Stonechat, 9 Wren, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Swallow, 5 Sand Martin. (P Freestone)

Loe Pool: 2 Cattle Egret reported.

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Sunday 18th April 2021

Late News, 16/04, Padstow: 7 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Shelduck. (C Taylor)

Late News, 17/04, Mount Edgcumbe: pair of Green Woodpecker at nest hole and Mistle Thrush carrying food. (B Taggart)

Late News, 17/04, Treninnow Wood, Millbrook: Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming. (B Taggart)

Late News, 17/04, Buttermilk Hill: 3 (1m, 2f) Ring Ouzel, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Wheatear, 18 Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 (m) Stonechat, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Swallow, 6 Wren (P Nason)

Short-eared Owl – Peter Nason

Late news, 17/4, Coverack: 1 Manx Shearwater and a Basking shark. (D Wood)

Late news, 17/4, Caerthillian Cove, The Lizard: 1 Whimbrel, 4 Wheatear and a Whitethroat. (D Wood)

Newlyn Harbour: 1st-winter American Herring Gull again showing well on beach near south pier. (D Wood)

American Herring Gull – David Wood

American Herring Gull – David Wood

Trevilley Fm, Nanjizal: Little Bunting, Grasshopper Warbler, Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 3 Sand Martin, Golden Plover. (D Flumm) Also, Siberian Chiffchaff, Coot, Yellow Wagtail, Grasshopper Warbler, Reed Warbler, Wheatear, 2 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, Wheatear, 6 Siskin, Green Woodpecker. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto J Howells)

Porthbean: 5 Great Northen Diver catching Cornish Sole, 8 Oystercatcher, 4 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant. (K Williams & K Foster)

Treeve Moor: 3 Ring Ouzel. (R Wilkins et al)

Ring Ouzel – Alex McKechnie

Men-an-Tol: 2 singing Willow Warbler, 1 Swallow (J Evans)

Leswidden, nr St Just: 1 Grasshopper Warbler singing from rough ground, 3 Common Sandpiper on pool, 1 Snipe in improved pasture, 1 Greenfinch flew over, 2 Sand Martins. (J Branscombe)

Mounts Bay: 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Whimbrel. (P Fraser) 10 Whimbrel this evening. (J Hawkey)

Marazion Marsh: 2 Ruddy Shelduck reportedly flew from the Marsh and then east over Marazion. In addition, 1 Little Egret, 2 Whimbrel, 13 Eurasian Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 10 Sand Martin, 3 Barn Swallow. (P Fraser)

Rosemount, Marazion: 4 Sand Martin and 1 Barn Swallow heading east this morning. (P Fraser)

Hayle, Ryan’s Field: 1 Great White Egret, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 8 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Teal (Richard Augarde, Brian Mellow, D Eva et al) In addition, 1 Greenshank, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Stock Dove, 5 Redshank. (D Wood)

Great White Egret – John Chapple
Great White Egret – Richard Augarde
Porthkidney: 3 Sandwich Tern (D Eva)

St Gothian Sands: 1 adult Glaucous Gull still. (J Chapple) Also, 2 Reed Warbler. (Prof T Reilly) In addition, 6 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Pochard, 2 Swallow, 30 Sand Martin, 1 Wheatear. (D Wood)

Whimbrel – David Wood

Sand Martin – David Wood

Buttermilk Hill: 1m & 1f Ring Ouzel. (Richard Augarde & Brian Mellow) In addition 8 Ring Ouzel dropped in at 6.30 pm with 4 adult males, 2 first summer males, and 2 females. Also, 5 Wheatear. (V Stratton)

Coverack: 1 Black-throated Diver, 6 Manx Shearwater and 2 Harbour Porpoise. (D Wood)

Point Quay, Devoran: 1 Spoonbill still.

Cigga Head, Perranporth: 1 Iceland Gull and 1 Minke Whale. (T Wilson, R Copeland)

Porth Joke: 1 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcap, 4 Swallow, 1 Coot. (S Rowe)

Gluvian: 2 Siskin. (B Bosisto)

Park Head: 1 Song Thrush, 2 Wheatear, 10 Rock Pipit, 3 Gannet, 1 Blackcap, 10+ Skylark, 4 Stonechat, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Rock Dove (C Taylor)

Mawgan Porth: Little Ringed Plover still. (S Carr)

Tresaddern / Castle An Dinas: 61 Raven in one flock. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 7 Eider, 1 Common Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Reed Warbler (stream). (S Grose)

Lostwithiel: 57 Rook nests. (S Grose) Also at Shirehall Nature Reserve, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Tawny Owl heard, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Biscovey: 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 7 Goldfinch, 2 Swallow, 1 Wren, 2 Collared Dove, 6 Blue Tit, 1 Buzzard, 3 Chaffinch. (C Hooper)

Swallow – C Hooper

Wren – C Hooper

Colliford Reservoir: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 1 m Goosander, 8 Willow warbler singing. (K Pellow)

Dozmary Pool: 2 Tufted Duck. (K Pellow)

Siblyback Reservoir: 2m+3f Ring-necked Duck, 27 Tufted Duck, 15 Mallard and a brood of 7, 6 Canada Goose (1 pair nesting), 7f Goosander, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 24 singing Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 1 Reed Bunting, 2m Wheatear on territory. (K Pellow)

Delphi Bridge, Bodmin Moor: 1 Red Kite. (J Stedman)

Beara Tor, Bodmin Moor: 1 Ring Ouzel c100m beyond access gate towards stream.

Trevulga, Boscastle: 1m Ring Ouzel. (M Worden)

Ring Ouzel – Mark Worden

Ring Ouzel – Mark Worden

Bude: 1f Blackcap, Common Buzzard and 1m Sparrowhawk over private garden. (R Maye)

Downderry: a Honey Buzzard circling briefly overhead at 1600. (A Payne)

Polbathic Creek: 2 Canada Goose sitting in field were very closely approached and investigated by 2 Roe Deer; both pairs very wary of each other. The geese defiantly held their ground and, eventually, the deer moved off. (A Blonden)

Caradon Moor: 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 4 Linnet, 3 Meadow Pipit. (D Sharp)

Yellowhammer – Deena Sharp

River Lynher: 1 Dipper, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Orange Tip & 1 Speckled Wood Butterfly. (D Sharp)

Dipper – Deena Sharp

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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

Friday 16th April 2021

Late news, 15/4, Truro: m& f Siskin in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Trevilley: Little Bunting in last field before the valley drops to Nanjizal (M Broadbent)

Little Bunting – Joma Blair

Polgigga: male Blue-headed Wagtail, 1 Lapland Bunting, c15 White Wagtail, c20 Wheatear all in ploughed field seaward side of Higher Bosisto. (R Veal)

Nanjizal: 2cy f Crossbill, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 15 Blackcap trapped and ringed. Also 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 House Martin. (J Overfield, R Veal)

Land’s End: 4 Ring Ouzel (2m, 2f) on Treeve Moor (P St Pierre, R Archer, P Clement et al)

Ring Ouzel – Matthew Broadbent

Sennen: Blue-headed Wagtail and Yellow Wagtail in fields behind the school. (P St Pierre, M Broadbent)

Porthgwarra: 16 Wheatear, 1 Tree Pipit. (S Rogers)

Kenidjack: Grasshopper Warbler just before the wood store. (P St Pierre)

Pendeen: Yellow Wagtail over calling. (P Combridge)

Mousehole: 3 cal yr Glaucous Gull, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull on St Clements (M Elliott)

Marazion: c8 Whimbrel, c6 Curlew on Hogus Rocks (P Fraser)

Gwithian: ad Glaucous Gull (T Wilson)

Crowan Reservoirs/Beacon: 1 Osprey over and N c1500hrs. Also 100+ Golden Plover still. (C Benton)

Windmill Farm: 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 1 Wheatear (D Wright) 2 Swallows dipping in pool. (S Ford)

Cadgwith: Male Ring Ouzel on coastal pasture midway between Cadgwith and Church Cove (S Croft)

Kennack Sands & Gwendreath: 1 summer plumaged Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Grey Plover on the beach with 3+ Orange-tip butterflies along the valley (P. Bedford)

Feock: Osprey over Porthgwidden (K Hambly-Staite)

Carne Creek: 2 Little Egret, pair of Shelduck, Mute Swan on nest plus 3 more adults, 1 Redshank and Tawny Owl (D Wood and S Wood).

Playing Place: 3 Nuthatch, 50 Carrion Crows. (T Hall)

Carlyon: 1 Buzzard, 2 Skylark, 1 Swallow, 2 Wren, 2 Chaffinch. (T Hall)

Cligga Head: Minke Whale close in for third day. (T Wilson)

Park Head: 3 Wheatear, 5 Rock Pipit, 20+ Skylark, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Shag, 1 Cormorant, 6 Fulmar, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Linnet, 1 Stonechat. (C Taylor)

Porthilly Point: 19 Sand Martin, 8 Linnet, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Skylark, 1 Ringed Plover,1 Whimbrel, 29 Oystercatcher, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Porthilly Beach: 2cy Little Gull. (S Grose)

Rock: 1 Chiffchaff fledgling, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush (on nest from private garden). (S Grose)

Davidstow airfield: Little Ringed Plover this afternoon at control tower pool. (A Davey)

Little Ringed Plover – Adrian Davey

Little Ringed Plover – Adrian Davey

Goss Moor: 15 singing Willow Warbler, 2 Willow Tit. (M Jones)

Upper Fowey Valley: Numerous Willow Warblers, Willow Tit, Goldcrest. (A Blonden)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 pair of Tufted Ducks, 1-2 Blackcaps, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Jay, 3 Buzzards over Kilkhampton. Great Crested Grebe. (H Kendall)

Millendreath, Looe: Whimbrel, fledgling Song Thrush. (D Flumm)

Rame to Penlee: Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat. (M Saunders)

Treganhawke cliffs: 4 Kittiwakes (M Saunders)

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Thursday 15th April 2021

Late news, 14/4, Coronation Park Lake, Helston: Ferruginous Duck still present (A Hansen and A Thomas)

Newlyn: American Herring Gull. (L Proctor)

Porthgwarra: Tree Pipit, 54 Wheatear, Sedge Warbler & 6 Siskin. (M Wallace)

Land’s End: 3 Ring-Ouzel (males, Treeve Moor), 10 Wheatear, 10 Golden Plover (N R Rogers)

Treeve Moor: 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Ring Ouzel, 1 White Wagtail. (P St Pierre) 3 Ring Ouzel (J Lewis)

Marazion: 2 Wheatear, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, c10 Sanderling, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 White Wagtail on/from the beach. Also 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler on the marsh. (R Veal)

Buttermilk Hill: 22 Wheatear. (J Eaton)

Carnsew Pool: 11 Whimbrel. (R Stone)

Rinsey: Corncrake. (C Richards)

Devoran: 1 Osprey, 1 Grey Plover, 5 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit (D Eva) 2 Osprey off Point Quay (J Chapple) 3  Mediterranean Gull, 13 Common Gull, 1 Redshank (P Kemp) Spoonbill still off Point Quay, 2 Whimbrel. (S Finch)

Crowan Reservoirs/Beacon: 120 Golden Plover, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Canada Goose, 3 Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Stonechat, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff. (C Benton)

Porth Joke: 36 Wheatear, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Whitethroat. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 21 Purple Sandpiper, 14 Turnstone, 9 Whimbrel, 4 Oystercatchers. (M Lammas)

Rejarrah: 3 Wheatears, 2 Swallow at Monkey Tree holiday park. (N Pebody)

Wadebridge: 2 Song Thrush, 1 Little Egret, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Buzzard, 1 Swallow, 1 Wren, 2 Shelduck. (C Hooper)

Little Egret – C Hooper

Song Thrush – C Hooper

Blue Tit – C Hooper

Porthilly Point: 1 Osprey, 4 Whimbrel, 1m Wheatear, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover. (S Grose)

Rock, Cant Farm: 2 Cattle Egret. (S Grose)

Wadebridge, Trewornan Bridge: 1 Juv Glaucous Gull, 76 Herring Gull, 2 Shelduck all following the plough at Burniere Farm at 5.50pm.(S Grose)

Widemouth Bay, Bude: 1 Osprey heading north over sea, pair of Shoveler on sea, 1 Whimbrel (R Kirkwood)

Osprey – Rupert Kirkwood

Downderry:  2 Common Scoters, 6 Great Northern Divers, 66 Gannets,  4 Fulmars, 3 Manx Shearwaters and 3 Whimbrel noted before 0745. (A. Payne)

Rame – Penlee: 3 Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 2 Swallow, 2 Wheatear, 2 Stock Dove. (D Flumm) 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat , 2 Greenfinch. (M Jordan)

Millbrook: 3 Cattle Egret B.3247 just SE of village at turning to Kingsand. (D Flumm)

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Wednesday 14th April 2021

Late news, 12/3 Tresillian River: 2 Whimbrel (A Nicholson)

Late news, 13/3 Par Beach: 3 Whimbrel (A Nicholson)

Late news, 13/4, Maer Lake: First-winter Caspian Gull present, ringed as a chick in Saxony, Germany in 2020. Also colour-ringed Common Sandpiper, ringed as a breeding bird in Speyside in May 2017 and seen back there every year since (P Potts)

Newlyn: American Herring Gull (L Proctor)

Treeve Moor: 2 Ring Ouzel (P Clement)

Land’s End: Cuckoo (R Wilkins)

Porthgwarra/St Levan: Black Redstart, 28 Wheatear, 2 Siskin, Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler. (M Wallace)

Skewjack: Male Redstart & 8 Wheatears (M Wallace)

Mousehole: 2nd cal Glaucous Gull, 1 Whimbrel on St Clements Isle (M Elliott)

Windmill Farm: c45 Willow Warbler, c35 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 3 Wheatear, 4 Slow Worm. (M Broadbent)

Kynance: Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap. (M Broadbent) 1 male Brambling, 1 Greenland Wheatear. (I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 17 Wheatear. Also numbers of Swallow and House Martin. (J St Ledger & R Bowyer)

Kennack Sands: Basking Shark spotted feeding 1/4 mile out from Kennack Sands 6.30pm onwards
(M Williams)

Restronguet Point: 1 Osprey mobbed by gulls, 1 Spoonbill. (J St Ledger & R Bowyer)

Stithians: 1 Willow Warbler, 1 male Blackcap, 1 Jay flew through, multiple male and female Reed Buntings. (S Ford)

St Agnes Head: Minke Whale still present 2.30pm, plus Iceland Gull, Bar-tailed Godwit, Whitethroat, 26 Wheatear, 2 Ring Ouzel. (G Lawlor)

Porth Joke: 25 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Red-legged Partridge. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 25 Turnstone, 23 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 4Ring Plover, 1 Sandwich Tern, also Herring Gull with green plastic ring (M Lammas)

Trevose Head: 1 Whinchat (f) on fences near the radio mast, 10 Wheatear, Stonechats and Linnets. (S Marquis)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 8 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 44 Shelduck, 5 Mallard, 1 Pheasant, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 8 Little egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Osprey, 12 Oystercatcher, 4 Grey Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 10 Redshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 120 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 40 Carrion Crow, 5 House Sparrow, 4 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Brimstone, 3 Orange tip. (L Birtwistle, J Humphreys, M Scawen) Also Barnacle Goose feeding on estuary by Benuick, Little Petherick Creek at low tide today. (M Ellis)

Rumps Point (and further offshore): 4 Puffins at The Mouls, plus 1 further offshore, also Guillemots and Razorbills. 5 Common Dolphin, 1 Harbour Porpoise from kayak. (R Kirkwood)

Puffin – Rupert Kirkwood

Razorbill – Rupert Kirkwood

Puffin – Rupert Kirkwood

Carkeel: 1 Red Kite, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 m Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Tideford: 1 Dipper on river behind Riverside Garage. (S Grose)

Liskeard: 3 Nuthatch, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper at Trago Mills. (S Grose)

Siblyback Lake:  7 Gooseander, 1 female Mallard with 10 ducklings, 3 (1 male and 2 female) Ring-necked Duck amongst a number of Tufted Ducks, 1 male Blackcap, 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Cormorant, 2 Canada Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Moorhen, 1 Song Thrush.  (D Sharp)

Pentewan: Fulmars on cliffs (C Herbert)

Millendreath, Looe: male Eider, Little Egret, 5 Siskin. (D Flumm)

Freathy cliff, Whitsand Bay: Grasshopper Warbler singing. (M Saunders)

Rame Head – Penlee: 16 Wheatear, 24 Chiffchaff, 14 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Swallow, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Snipe. (K Pellow)

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