Saturday 10th April 2021

Late news, 5/4 Durgan: 5 Sandwich Tern in Helford Passage. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 5/4 Tresemple Pool: 3 Swallow. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 9/4, Gillan Creek: 3 Cattle Egret, 3 Little Egret, 4 Curlew, 4 Mute Swan, 5+ Redshank. (D Beadle)

Late news, 9/4, Trezebel Farm, Nr Manaccan: 3+ Cattle Egret. (D Beadle)

Late news, 9/4, Trevose: Lapland Bunting still.

Tater-du: 1 Whimbrel past east at 11:20; also Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin & White Wagtail in off sea. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Newlyn: American Herring Gull still on the harbour beach. (L Proctor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Siberian Chiffchaff still singing in roadside bushes north of the railway bridge. (P St Pierre)

Lizard: Bee-eater on wires along approach road to Windmill Farm NR. (T Blunden et al) Also 1 Osprey over and 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 10 Emperor Moth, 7 Adder. Please drive carefully along the road. (D Wright)

Siblyback Lake: 3 Ring-necked Duck (2m 1f), 2 Goldcrest, 2 Long-tailed tit, 1f Goosander, Reed Bunting, Many Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff, 2 Canada Geese mating, Snipe. (S Finch)

Trevilley: Little Bunting still. (M Bishop)

Gunwalloe Warsh: 1 Reed Warbler. (I Maclean)

Cury: 1 Red-legged Partridge. (I Maclean)

Grade Marsh: 1 Hobby. (I Maclean)

Helford Passage: 1 Osprey over, 1 Treecreper. (I Maclean)

Wadebridge: 2 pairs of Egyptian geese feeding at low tide on the River Camel, close to Wadebridge, alongside the trail. (J Stedman) Also 4 Little Egret, 2 Mandarin Duck, 1 Shelduck, 3 Buzzard. (C Hooper)

Mandarin, C Hooper

Little Egret, C Hooper

St Mawes: 2 Sandwich Tern. (S Jackson)

Calenick Creek: 2 Canada Goose, 4 Shelduck, 1 Buzzard. (T Hall)

Carlyon: 2 Linnet, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Stonechat. 2 Orange Tip butterflies. (T Hall)

Playing Place: 2 Buzzards, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Pied Wagtails, Pair of Blackbirds feeding chicks in garden. (T Hall)

Newton Fowey: 2 Red Kite over at 10am. (A Newsham)

Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 3 Curlew, 8 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher. (A Nicholson)

Higher Larrick: Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Dipper, Willow Warbler, Grey Wagtail. (L Whitley)

Newquay: 1m Peregrine. (S Grose)

Wadebridge, Quineaport/Treraven Meadows: 2 m Mandarin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Red legged Partridge, 2 Marsh Tit. (S Grose)

Trebetherick: 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker from private garden. (S Grose)

Lower Moor Plantation: 1 Treecreeper, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Raven over. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 1 Barn Owl (nr Halfway house pub). (S Grose)

Copperhouse: 1 Ruff still, 1 Black-tailed Godwit on main estuary. (L Langley)

Stithians: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, c50 Sand Martin. (L Langley)

Foxhole: drk Ring-necked Duck still.

Friday 9th April 2021

Kenidjack: Report of an Osprey over early morning was erroneous and referred to the sighting from yesterday evening. Apologies to all concerned.

Kingsmill lake: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Teal, 24 Shelduck, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Little Egret & 1 Grey Heron (P Kemp)

Newlyn: American Herring Gull still in the harbour. (L Proctor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Tristis Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler by the railway bridge. (L Proctor)

Marazion Beach: 1 Wheatear, 12 White Wagtail, 2 Dunlin, 11 Sanderling, 9 Ringed Plover (A Bayly)

Trevilley: Little Bunting still. (P Fraser)

Nanjizal: 2cy f Whitethroat, 5 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 11 Blackcap trapped and ringed. Also 2 House Martin, c25 Swallow, 14 Buzzard.(J Overfield, R Veal)

Foxhole: 1 Ring-necked Duck, drake, with 5 Tufted Duck, 1 pair Teal, Kingfisher. (L Bosisto, P Carter)

Ring-necked Duck – Philip Carter

Rosewall Hill: 1 f Ring Ouzel, c20 Golden Plover, 3 Buzzard, 2 Raven. (S Finch)

Housel Bay: 1 Raven, 1 Wheatear, 3 Swallow, 8 Fulmar, 2 Cormorant, 2 Canada Goose, 2 Stonechat, 8 Linnet, 1 Buzzard (S Van Hear)

College Reservoir: 5 Shoveler, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Wigeon; Mute Swan, Canada Goose and Great Crested Grebe incubating nests (D Eva)

Restronguet Creek: Spoonbill preening itself on the old mine Weir opposite Point Quay at 13:15. (M.Wilson)

Carn Marth, Redruth: 1 Red Kite. (J Crowther)

Illogan: 4 (2 pairs) Siskin, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Robin, on garden feeders. (J Baker)

Mount Hawke: 1 Red Kite over the village 4pm. (J Ludlow)

Newquay, Trevithick Manor Farm: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Newquay, Trevoll: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Belowda: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 8 Sandwich Tern, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 58 Herring Gull, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 23 Cormorant. (S Grose)

Treziase: 2 Sand Martin, 3 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 2 Chiffchaff. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Wheatear, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Linnet, 1 m Kestrel. (S Grose)

St Columb Major, Tresaddern: 1 f Sparrowhawk, 31 Raven, (initially 17 feeding on the ground in field with cattle, then as a flock circling and calling together). (S Grose)

Carnewas: 1 Short-eared Owl. (A & B Tregunna)

Trevose Head: 1 Short-eared Owl, 3 Wheatear, 100+ Swallows, 4 Corn Bunting, Scattering of Sand Martin. (R Wilkins)

Siblyback Lake: 50+ Pied Wagtails, 3 Meadow Pipits, 3 Wheatears, 2 Siskins, 4 Goldfinches, 4 m Blackcaps, Willow Warblers in plenty, 4 Ring necked Duck, 30 Tufted Ducks,1 Little Grebe, 2 Canada Geese, 1 Moorhen,1 f Goseander, 2 Swallows,1 House Martin, 2 Buzzards,1 Common Sandpiper. (C Buckland)

Bude: At least 12 Sand Martins and 2 Swallows, 4 Shelducks, 4 Moorhens, 1 Mute Swan, 32 Herring Gulls, 5 Great blacked Gulls, 7 Black headed Gulls, Mallards and Mallard-types, 2 Canada Geese at Maer Lake. (H Kendall)


Thursday 8th April 2021

Late news, 7/4, Truro Golf Club: 2 Mistle Thrush. (B.Toms)

Newlyn: American Herring Gull still present. (L Proctor)

Trevilley: Little Bunting and Serin stil present. (K Wilson)

Soapy Cove: Western Subalpine Warbler still present. (M Pass) 1 Ring Ouzel over (D Bradford)

Kynance Road: 1 Osprey flew north at 11:10am (J Foster, M Pass)

Housel: 3 White Wagtail, 1 House Martin, 1 Wheatear (M Pass)

Kenidjack: Hoopoe still present (P Maddern) Osprey flew east at 17:15 (N and T Wheatley)

Hoopoe – Peter Maddern

Pendeen: 1 f Ring Ouzel at Carn Eames. (S Rogers)

Mousehole: Iceland Gull on St Clements Isle (M Elliott)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler. Also juv Glaucous Gull, c70 Common Gull, 12+ Ringed Plover on the beach. (R Veal, P St Pierre)

Hayle: 1 Iceland Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern, 1 Ruff, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Goosander (female). (J St Ledger)

Common Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Iceland Gull – Johnn St Ledger

Ruff – John St Ledger

Porthkidney Sands: 26 Sandwich Tern (M Spicer)

St Clement: 1 Osprey. (L Sampson)

Restronguet Creek: Spoonbill at the far end of Trolver Croft, Penpol, Feock at 09:45. (J Baker) 23 Little Egret, 2 Heron chicks almost fledged. (M Wilson)

Perranporth: 1w Iceland Gull on rocks at Droskyn Pint. (D Curtis)

St Agnes: 1w Iceland Gull flew east past Chapel Porth. (D Curtis)

Porth Joke: c50 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 2 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Newquay, Trevoll: 1 Barn Owl (S Grose)

Treloy Golf Course: Cuckoo (A Curwen)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Kingfisher, 8 Crow, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 2 Jay, 2 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 Heron, 1 Great Tit, 2 Buzzard, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Blackbird, 2 Wood Pigeon, 4 Jackdaw, 7 Herring Gull, 8 Mallard, 1 Wren, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Robin, 1 Pheasant, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Magpie, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Common Sandpiper. (J Goodair)

Treraven: 8 Mallard, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Crow, 3 Blackbird, 10 House Sparrow, c10 Wood Pigeon, 4 Robin, 2 Chiffchaff, 34 Canada Goose, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Buzzard, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Rooks, 1 Great Tit, 1 Goldcrest. (J Goodair)

Lower Moor Plantation: 1 Treecreeper, 1 Cuckoo early am. (S Grose)

Rock Helipad Field: 2 Skylark, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 f Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Wadebridge, Blable Gate: 4 Raven, 1 Carrion Crow feeding on roadkill. (S Grose)

Siblyback Lake: 4 Ring-necked Duck (2 pairs), 32 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 8 Mallard, 1 f Goosander, 2 pair Little Grebe, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 3 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Wheatear (on territory ) (K Pellow) 3 Chiffchaff (D Sharp)

Colliford Reservoir:  2 Willow Warbler (D Sharp).

Trescowe: 4 male White Wagtails feeding on corrugated shed roof. (C Richards)


Wednesday 7th April 2021

Newlyn: American Herring Gull. (L Proctor)

Kynance: Western Subalpine Warbler still present in Soapy Cove.

Porthleven: male Serin near Highburrows Carpark, then flew towards gardens around Ocean Crescent. (I Maclean)

Siblyback Reservoir: 4 Ring-necked Duck (1 drake), 30 Tufted Duck,  20 Sand Martin,  30 Barn Swallow,  2 House Martin,  2 Eurasian Siskin (P fraser)

Mullion: 1 Hoopoe in obs garden. (M Pass)

Kenidjack: 1 Hoopoe still present.

Trenow Cove: 12 White Wagtail this evening. (P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary: 2f Goosander opposite the Saltings railway station, also 2 Ruff, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits and 7 Redshank on Ryan’s Field (T Pinfield)

Stithians: 1 Goldeneye, 4 Wigeon, 8 Tufted Duck, 30 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow (D Eva)

Pendeen: 1 Ring Ouzel still at Carn Eanes (P Clement)

Chapel Carn Brae / Bartinney Downs: 3 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel. (M James)

Kestrel – Mark James

Buttermilk Hill: 1 female Ring Ouzel and 4 Wheatear on south side. (J Eaton)

Bodmin Moor, Rough Tor car park to Brown Willy: 6 Wheatear, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Skylark, 1 Kestrel,1 Dipper (on stream), numbers of Meadow Pipit and Stonechat. Also 2 Roe Deer. (J St Ledger)

Bude: Juv Buzzard over house, 1m Sparrowhawk hunting feeders and garden twice in day (R Maye)

Harrowbarrow: My first Swallow of the season, also 1 Goldcrest. (G Roberts)

Porthilly Point: 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Rock Pipit. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 2 Kestrel (S Grose)


Tuesday 6th April 2021

Newlyn: 1w American Herring Gull still present on harbour beach this morning. (S Finch)

American Herring Gull, Sam Finch

American Herring Gull, Sam Finch

Soapy Cove, Lizard: 1 Western Subalpine Warbler still. (E Turnbull, N Rogers)

Western Subalpine Warbler, Steve Rowe

Western Subalpine Warbler, Joe Jones

Western Subalpine Warbler, Joe Jones

Western Subalpine Warbler, Nigel Rogers

Siblyback: 4 Ring-necked Duck, 15 Tufted Duck, several Sand Martins, House Martins, Swallows, Chiffchaffs and Willow Warbler. (P Stidwell)

Ring-necked Duck, Phil Stidwell

West Looe: Hoopoe in private garden for 3rd day. (R Chown, D Spooner)

Hoopoe, Derek Spooner

Sancreed: Adult Kumlien’s Gull briefly in ploughed field opposite village 1630hrs. 4 Swallow. (D Flumm)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 Black Swan. (T Parrell)

Black Swan – Terry Parrell

Kenidjack: Hoopoe still present at western end of valley late morning. Also, 2 Swallow, 5+ Chiffchaff. (P Clarke)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Common Sandpiper, juvenile Iceland Gull, 2 redhead Goosander, 3 Grey Plover, 4 Sandwich Tern. (R Veal) Also, 2 Brent Goose (S Finch)

Kennack Sands: 8 Sandwich Tern (S Rowe)

Kynance: 1 Whitethroat. (J Overfield)

Pendeen: 2 Ring Ouzel at Carn Eanes. (P Clement)

Polgigga: Black-tailed Godwit. (M Wallace)

Wadebridge: 1m Peregrine hunting Wood Pigeons, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Linnet (collecting nesting material). (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 20+ Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 12 Great Crested Grebe (8 birds pairing up) 1m Tufted Duck, 6 Coot, 9 Moorhen, 2 Kingfisher (at different nest sights), 1 Little Egret, 1 Jay, 1 m Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit. (S Grose)

St Columb Minor: 1 m Sparrowhawk from private garden. (S Grose)

Bude: 1m Sparrowhawk hiding in shrubs, hunting private gardens and bird feeders. (R Maye)

Rosewall Hill: Ring Ouzel reported.

Mevagissey: juv Glaucous Gull still.


Monday 5th April 2021

Late News, 04/04, Lettermoor – East Colliford: 4 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Wren, 2 Robin, c22 Crow, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Swallow, c10 Skylark, 2 Magpie, 8 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Peregrine, c25 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 2 Rook, 2 Buzzard, 4 Linnet, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Jay, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 6 House Sparrow, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Wood Pigeon and Holly Blue butterfly. (J Goodair)

Newlyn: 1w American Herring Gull still present on harbour beach this afternoon, also 11 Turnstone still. (T Mills)

Soapy Cove, Lizard: 1 Western Subalpine Warbler. (T Blunden et al)

Western Subalpine Warbler – Joe Jones

Western Subalpine Warbler – Josh Howells

Housel Bay: Hoopoe still in garden, Merlin, Peregrine, 2 Raven. (J & D Chapman) In addition 1 Swallow. (S Finch)

Hoopoe – Josh Howells

Hoopoe – Joe Jones

Nanquidno: Hoopoe still present this morning. (T & N Wheatley) Also, Blackcap and Chiffchaff. (R Humphreys)

Sellan: 1 Cattle Egret (N Rogers, D Flumm)

Hayle: 2 Goosander (brownhead), 2 Teal, 6 Wigeon (D Eva)

Buttermilk Hill: 1f Ring Ouzel (D Eva)

Point Quay: 1 Spoonbill, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Redshank, 23 Shelduck, 4 Common Gull (J St Ledger)

Four Lanes: Juvenile Iceland Gull still in Wheal Buller field early morning. (S Finch)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: Red Kite in a private garden. 12.10-1215. (B Toms)

St Clements, Truro: 2 Cattle Egret, 27 Shelduck, 4 Grey Heron & 1 Greenshank (P Kemp)

Truro River, Malpas: Whooper Swan (possibly two) floating downstream from Heron pub at 18.25. (A Hill)

Par Beach Pool: Little Egret, 4 Cormorant, Common Sandpiper, 6 Swallow, 15 Sand Martin. (B Bosisto)

Foxhole: female Mallard with 12 ducklings, 4 Tufted Duck, Snipe. (B Bosisto)

Wadebridge, Treraven Meadows: 2 Marsh Tit (feeding on crushed fat ball left on wooden seat), 1 Nuthatch, 3 Chiffchaff this morning. (S Grose)

Rock: 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 3 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Little Kirland, Bodmin: 3 Swallow. (J Macadam)

Bude Marsh: 3 Swallow with Sand Martin. (R Maye)

Marine Drive, Torpoint: 2 Sandwich Tern on bouys. (D Sharp)


Saturday 3rd April 2021

Late news, 2/4, Seaton: Willow Warbler singing. (M Jordan)

Late news, 2/4, Freathy: 3 Wheatear, 2 House Martin and 1 Swallow. (M Jordan)

Late news, 2/4, Feock: 2 Siskin, Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Raven. (K Hambly-Staite)

Late news, 2/4, Camborne: 1 Hoopoe. (per C Moore)

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

Foxhole: drk Ring-necked Duck, 11 Tufted Duck this evening. (B&L Bosisto)

Ring-necked Duck, Bob Bosisto

Housel: 1 Hoopoe still (M Pass)

Caerthilian: 1 Whitethroat, 1 Grey Plover (M Pass)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3cy m Marsh Harrier, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3+ Willow Warbler, 2 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin. Also 2m White Wagtail, 7 Sandwich Tern, 58 Common Gull, 6 Sanderling on/from the beach. (R Veal, S Rogers, P St Pierre) Also 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Linnet and 4 Teal. (T Mills) Also 50 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin. (P Fraser)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: juv Glaucous Gull, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (D Reeves) Also 1 Ruff, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit. (D Cains)

Ruff, David Cains

Kenidjack: Male Black Redstart, 2 Wheatear, 3 Chiffchaff. (S. Rogers)

Trevose: male Redstart, 3 Swallow, 5 Sand Martin. (R Wilkins)

Mullion: Black Redstart in back garden. (M Williams)

Stithians: 1 Goldeneye, 5 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff. (D Eva)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 23 Canada Geese, Swallow, 35 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 2 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Cape Cornwall: Great Northern Diver, Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: Little Egret, 4 Wheatear, 2 Blackcap. (D Flumm)

Little Kelynack: 3 Siskin, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (C Moore)

Nanquidno: 1 Red Kite. (C Moore)

Calenick Creek: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Canada Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mute Swan, 3 Little Egret, 6 Wigeon, 1 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 2 Shelduck. (T. Hall)

Pendeen: 3 Wheatear, 2 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff. (J Hawkey)

Gunwalloe: 40-50 mixed Hirundine sp. (A Witheywood)

Tywarnhayle: (09.55 – 10.40) 2 Buzzard, 1 Herring Gull, 3 Woodpigeon, 3 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackbird, 1 Fieldfare, 3 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch. (RB & PC Girling)

St Buryan: juv Glaucous Gull, juv Iceland Gull reported.

Dozmary: fem Ring-necked Duck, drk Scaup still.