Thursday 25th April 2019

Late news, 24/4, Mevagissey: 36 Whimbrel past (single flock). Off the harbour, 5 Great Northern Diver (one sum plum). (S Roper)

Late News, 24/4, The Lizard – Lizard Point: 2 Chough, 20+ Fulmar, 30+ Manx Shearwater, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, Gannet, LBB Gull, GBB Gull, Herring Gull, Shag, Cormorant, 2 Swallow, Sparrowhawk, 6+ Rock Pipit, 3 Meadow Pipit, 7 House Sparrows, 6 Turnstone. Kynance Cove: Grey Wagtail, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Chaffinch, Great tit, Blue Tit, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Rock Pipit, Stonechat, , 30+ Linnet, Sedge Warbler. Croft Pascoe Woods and Pool: Little Grebe, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Coal tit, 6 Goldfinch,  2 Blackcap, Jay. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Late News, 24/4, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 4 Shelduck, 4 Cormorant. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Late News, 24/4, Hayle Towans: Male Wheatear, 20 Linnet, Kestrel, 6+ Stonechat (P. Freestone)

Boat Cove, Perranuthnoe: Black-browed Albatross through between Shag Rock and Trenow Cove and went west across Little London Bay and on west outside of St Michael’s Mount at c11:15. (M Southam)

Newquay: Short-eared owl on Newquay Golf Course this morning. (D Kendle)

Crugmeer: 1 Sparrowhawk with kill, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs still, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Shelduck. ( B. Toms)

Cot Valley: Iceland Gull that has been around the area since mid-January flew south past the bottom of Cot Valley at 09:30 this morning. (N Wheatley)

Gannel Estuary: 14 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit still and a Common Sandpiper. (T Carson)

Marazion: 9 Whimbrel and 1 sum plum Bar-tailed Godwit on the beach. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis still on the marsh this morning. (P Cains M Webb) Glossy Ibis still present this afternoon and 31 Whimbrel heading west at 16:30. (N Ward) Glossy Ibis appeared to fly to St Michael’s Mount at 17:50. (P Fraser) Also 2 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 2 m&f Mallard, 1 drk Gadwall, 2 Moorhen, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Dunnock at 13:50. (M Webb)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Mute Swan, 32 Canada Geese, 18 Tufted Duck, 2 m&f Mallard, 1drake Pochard, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Shelduck, 2 Moorhen, 4 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow at 11:30. (M Webb)

Bodmin Moor: Female Scaup and Hobby at Dozmary Pool. (P St Pierre)

Rame Church to Penlee Point: 11 Whitethroat (singing males), 7 Chiffchaff (singing males), 7 Blackcap (singing males), 1 Willow Warbler (singing male) and only 4 Swallow . Also a pair of Shelduck in the centre of a large ploughed field, two fields in from the coast. They were chased off by another pair that arrived low from the east, all rather strange? (R Smaldon)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe on the water, 4 Coot, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Mevagissey: 3 Great Northern Divers (one sum plum), 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Purple Sandpiper. (S Roper)

St Ives, Barnoon cemetery: 4+ Linnet, 2 Blackbirds foraging together and 1 Dunnock. (K Money)

Coast path beyond Man’s Head: Some possible additional Linnets flying towards Clodgy, 20+ Gannets, 2+ Stonechats, 2 Wrens, 1 Crow and many, many Sparrows and Starlings! (K Money)

Downderry: Before 07:45, 8 Common Scoters and a Great Skua flew east and 8 Manx Shearwaters moved west. Mid-morning a Mediterranean Gull (1s) feeding offshore. (A Payne)

Land’s End: 1 Wheatear. (M McKee)

Trevescan: 1 Golden Plover. (M McKee)


Saturday 9th February 2019

Lizard Point (0800-10:30am): 1 ad Black-browed Albatross drifting slowly west at 08.24, 1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Red-throated Diver, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 485 Fulmar. (I Maclean) Black-browed Albatross seen again at 16.15, this time heading east. (R Augarde) (Parking for seawatching from Lizard Point: please use main NT carpark near lighthouse/Youth Hostel. The small carpark at the point should be left for the cafe and shop staff and those who are less mobile and unable to walk. Watch from below the cafe or if busy further around  the coast to the east. Eds)

Coverack: 1 Pallas’s Warbler still. (P Roseveare, D Chaney) Also 3 Eider, 1 Slavonian Grebe. (D Chaney)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2w Caspian Gull still late afternoon.

Hannafore: 3 Great Northern Diver, 4 Shag, 1 Cormorant, 1 Eider Drake, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, Stonechat pair, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, (M Frost)

Helston: 1 Glossy Ibis still west of River Cober opposite sewage works. (A McKechnie, S Bury)

Glossy Ibis, Alex McKechnie

Walmsley Sanctuary: 3 Cattle Egret.

Mousehole: 1 Pomarine Skua, Lots of Fulmar, gannet, Kittiwake and Auks. (L Proctor) At nearby Roskilly: 1 Pomarine Skua also seen, plus 12 Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre) Also 1 ad pale-phase Arctic Skua and Manx Shearwater, plus 3 (ad 2w and 1w)  Yellow-legged Gull on St Clement’s Isle. (M Elliot)

Porthgwarra: 08:00 – 14:00. 7+ Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 diver sp, 1 Great Skua, 60+ Fulmar on the sea and passing at between 10 & 15 per min early morning. (DK Parker et al.)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe still. (R Veal)

Newlyn: 7 Eider (2f + 5 juv m) in the harbour. (L Proctor, R Butts)

Church Cove: 1 Brambling, 1 Red-throated Diver past. (I Maclean)

Bude Marshes: 2 Ruff, 200+ Golden Plover, 269 Lapwing, 28 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 5 Grey Heron and 36 Redwing with 12 european-type Blackbird. (N Bastin)

Par Beach: 1 Eider, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (S Grose)

Heligan: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 7 Blue Tit, 8 Common Chaffinch, 2 Blackbird, 1 albino Pheasant, 4 Pheasant. (C Hooper).

Great Spotted Woodpecker, C Hooper

Nuthatch, C Hooper

Pheasant, C Hooper

Chaffinch, C Hooper

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 50+ Sanderling, 12 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover, 12 Turnstone, 6 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 drk Eider. (M Webb) Also 6 Great Northern Diver seen from Jubilee Pool plus 28 Ringed Plover, 18 Dunlin and 4 Purple Sandpiper resting on the beach below the harbour wall before being put up by a dog. (G & L Carr)

Ringed Plover, Martin Webb

Turnstone, Martin Webb

Eider, Martin Webb

Purple Sandpiper, Martin Webb

Porth Reservoir: 3 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Coot, 11 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Towan Head:1 Chough, 1 Grey Plover, 5 Common Gull. (S Grose)


Friday 8th February 2019

Lizard Point 15:45 – 17:00: 1 Black-browed Albatross through west at 16:42-16:48, 1 Pomarine Skua, 125 Fulmar, 44 Kittiwake and 28 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (T Phelps and M Doyle). Balearic Shearwater offshore.

Black-browed Albatross, Toby Phelps

Coverack: 1 Pallas’s Warbler still in ivy along the coastal path below the sewage works. (S Reid)

Falmouth: 1 Water Pipit still just east of Gyllyngvase Beach. Swanpool Point: 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 6 Pochard (4m 2f), 1 Snipe at N end. (D Chaney)

Mabe: 1 Spoonbill flew over West. (D Chaney)

Downderry (c60mph SW winds from 10.00-11.30): 12 Gannet, 13 Fulmar, 15 Guillemot, 9 adult Kittiwake and 1 Great Northern Diver. (P Kemp)

Seaton beach: 200 Black-headed Gull, 15 Common Gull and 3 Mediterranean Gull. (P Kemp)

Hannafore: 3 Great Northern Diver, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Slavonian Grebe, with 250+ Great Black-backed Gull roosting on Looe island. (P Kemp)

Colliford Reservoir: 13 Lapwing amongst the large Lesser Black-backed Gull roost. (P Kemp)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Canada Goose, 2 (m&f) Mute Swan, 8 (5m 3f) Mallard, 14 (7m 7f) Wigeon, 2 (m&f) Gadwall. (M Webb)

Gadwall, Martin Webb

Gadwall, Martin Webb

Canada Geese, Martin Webb

Canada Geese, Martin Webb

St Ives: 3 Rock Pipit in Barnoon cemetery. (K Money)



Tuesday 18th October 2016

Late news, 17/10, Kenidjack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, 20+ Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat by Lower House. 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, Peregrine, many Stonechat from coast path to Botallack. 2 Wheatear and Merlin on the Lands End coast path southwards. (N Truby)

Cape Cornwall: 1 immature Black-browed Albatross past at 08:00, also 4 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Arctic Skua and 11 Great Skua past. (N Wheatley)

Godrevy Point:  4 Snow Bunting. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Pendeen: 1 ad Sabine’s Gull past at 3:30pm. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) 1 Pied Flycatcher at Calartha Farm. (MJ Spicer, P Combridge)  Also 1 juv Sabine’s Gull past at 10:15, and 63 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Pomarine Skua, 15 Arctic Skua, 19 Great Skua, plus 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in valley north of Higher Bojewyan.

Land’s End: 2 Snow Bunting in car park plus 11 Chough. (MJ Spicer, N Truby)


Snow Bunting, Mike Spicer

Camel Estuary: 2 male Red-crested Pochard on the main river/in Pinkson Creek, Dalmatian Pelican, 1 Kingfisher, c100 Golden Plover, 41 Grey Plover, 100+ Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, Greenshank,  Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Curlew Sandpiper, Curlew, Wigeon, Buzzard, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Red-legged Partridge, Little Grebe, Shelduck, Mute Swan. (W Delacour)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Meadow Pipit (A James – photo)


Meadow Pipit, Alan James

St Erth: 20 Buzzard feeding on worms all day in one field at Trannack Farm. (S.Ellis)

St Ives: 1 Grey Phalarope past the Island

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Pink-footed Goose still on the island. (DK Parker)

St Agnes Head: 1 Short-toed Lark still. (DK Parker) Also 2 Sooty Shearwater past.

short-toed-lark-st-agnes-cornwall-181016-dk-parkerShort-toed Lark DK Parker

Chapel Porth: Dusky Warbler still but very elusive. (DK Parker)

Laneast: 1 Grey Phalarope. (B Craven)

BCraven_GPhalarope_181016Grey Phalarope, Brian Craven

Tintagel: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (B Craven)

djc + tdm

Saturday 2nd November 2013

Late news 01/11 Tehidy Country Park: 1m Blackcap. (A Benn)

The Lizard: 1 imm Black-browed Albatross past Bass Point 12:50, last seen heading out to sea. (per M Ahmad)

Tregaseal: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher at the east end. (per M Ahmad)

Sennen Cove: 1 probable  Black Duck at 14:00 then flew n. (per M Ahmad) Also 18 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Manx Shearwater, 4 Arctic Skua and 1 Bonxie past between 11:00 and 12:00.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 White-rumped Sandpiper (ad plus 2 juvs) over the causeway at 09:30 plus 7 Barnacle Geese and 1m Shoveler. (D Eva) Also 1 Greenshank. (S Maycock – photo)  1 ad and 1 juv White-rumped Sandpiper on Copperhouse Creek and then Ryan’s Field  plus 1 Black-necked Grebe at estuary mouth and 1 Arctic Tern on Carnsew Basin.


St Levan: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Long Rock: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still at Morrison’s car park.

Nanquidno Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest.

Basset’s Cove: 1 juv Great Northern Diver past this afternoon. (A Benn)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Whooper Swan and 1 Scaup. (per M Ahmad)

Helston Boting Lake: 1 Whooper Swan. (S Maycock)

Mousehole: 1 Grey Wagtail. (S Maycock – photo)


Siblyback Lake: 1 ad and 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull. (D Julian)

Hannafore: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1m Eider still,  3 Med Gull and 40 Turnstone. (M Beer)

Wacker: 1 Avocet and c250 Wigeon. (M Beer)

Towan Head: 1 Leach’s Petrel and 19 Balearic Shearwater past this afternoon.

Carbis Bay: 1m Snow Bunting on Polwithen Drive.