Saturday 23rd January 2021

Late news, 22/1, Redruth: 1 female Black Restart in a private garden. (Peter Flack)

Late news, 22/1, Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Black-necked Grebe, drake Ring-necked Duck and 4 Mediterranean Gull. (M McKee)

Falmouth Bay; Pennance Point: Black Guillemot, 5 Common Scoter, Wigeon, 6 Great Northern Diver. 100+ Common Dolphin. (M Broadbent)

St Austell Bay: White Stork over Duporth Beach circling and then drifted west 11.15 am. (P Wilkins)

Hayle Estuary: Curlew Sandpiper, Pale-bellied Brent Goose still at Copperhouse Creek. 5 Redhead Goosander at Carnsew Pool (P Smale) adult & sub-adult Caspian Gull.(Birdguides) 2 adult Caspian Gull, Glaucous Gull, Red-breasted Merganser, 17 Grey Plover, Kingfisher. (P Freestone)

Wadebridge area:  1 Great Grey Shrike. (A Langdon)

Great Grey Shrike – Adrian Langdon

Great Grey Shrike – Adrian Langdon

Camel Estuary: Circa 3000 Golden Plover, 28 Mute Swan, 1 Black Swan, 1 Greenshank, circa 20 Redshank, circa 200 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret. (A Langdon)

Golden Plover flock – Adrian Langdon

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Spoonbill, c30 Shoveler. (A Langdon)

Adult Spoonbill – Adrian Langdon


Wadebridge: Siskin, Redwing. (C Selway)

Gluvian & Talskiddy: 250 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 70 Skylark, 40 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, 41 Yellowhammer , 2 Hare. (B & L Bosisto)

Trevemper sewage works / Trevoll : 6 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 6 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret (in field with horses nr Trenhaile House) , 3 Meadow Pipit, 1f Peregrine Falcon, 19 Pheasant, 100+ Redwing, 11 Fieldfare, 33 House Sparrow, 15 Long tailed Tit, 21 Magpie, 53 Black headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black backed Gull, 1 Peacock Butterfly. (S Grose)

Rejerrah:1 Barn Owl over Scotland rd early am. (T Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, c15 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (T Mills)

Longrock Pool: 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Little Grebe. (T Mills)

Little London; Marazion: 3 Black Redstart, 1 Water Pipit, Pod of Common Dolphins offshore with a large number of gulls (A Witheywood)

Black Redstart – Andrew Witheywood

St Buryan: 3 Gadwall, 1 Peregrine, 40 Fieldfare. (N Rogers)

Cot Valley: juvenile Iceland Gull, Whimbrel. (N & T Wheatley)

Crows-an-Wra: c100,000 Starling in Sociable Plover field at 4pm. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit, 36 Rock Pipit. (S Rowe)

Kenneggy: 14 Curlew, 8 Meadow Pipit, 3 Goldfinch, 12 Linnet, 1 Black Redstart (m), 3 Rock Pipit, 4 Turnstone, 18 Redwing. (C James)

Bude Marshes: 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Shelduck,  5 Snipe, 150 Canada Goose, 1 Farmyard Goose, 60 Teal, 200 Lapwing,1 Ruff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Heron, 100 Starling, 10 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff. (S Windle)

Cattle Egret – Stevan Windle

Pink-footed Goose – Stevan Windle

Cattle Egret – Stevan Windle

Carminowe: 3 Cattle Egret. (Birdguides)

Gunwalloe: Black Redstart. (Birdguides)

Roseland; Gull Rock: 100+ Guillemot back on ledges of Gull Rock, establishing territory, feeding, fishing and calling.  (David Hall)

Falmouth Bay: 2 Black Redstart at Castle Beach, Whimbrel , Rock Pipit. (L Langley)

Penryn, Tremough Campus: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest and 2 Nuthatch. (C Ledger)

Penryn Estuary (St Gluvias’ church to Sailors Creek): 2 Kingfisher, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Common Sandpiper, 30+ Curlew, 4 Little Egret, 20+ Redshank, 15+ Greenshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Blackcap, 1 Buzzard. (J Clarke)

1st winter Spoonbill – Josh Clarke

Common Sandpiper – Josh Clarke

Penwithick (private garden):  15 House Sparrow , 3 Bullfinch (2m , 1f) , 2 Coal Tit , 3 Blue Tit , 8 Chaffinch , 2 Robin , 2 Great Tit , 1 Reed Bunting , 5 Blackbird , 1 Marsh Tit , 4 Long-tailed Tit . (K. Bowers)

Coal Tit – Kevin Bowers

Great Tit – Kevin Bowers

Long-tailed Tit – Kevin Bowers

Reed Bunting – Kevin Bowers

Male Bullfinch – Kevin Bowers

Female Bullfinch – Kevin Bowers

Lostwithiel; private garden: female Blackcap on feeders with sparrows. E Mayhew.

Trerulefoot: c. 50 Golden Plover. (A Blonden)

Saturday 16th January 2021

Late news, 14/1, Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 3 Med Gulls, 12 Cattle Egret, 6 Greenshank, 3 Snipe, 48 Redshank, 51 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 29 Shelduck, 6 Teal. (A Nicholson)

Pennance Point, Falmouth: Black Guillemot, Long-tailed Duck, 5 Great Northern Diver, 4 Common Scoter, 6 Ringed Plover. (M Broadbent)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Iceland Gull. (M Spicer) Also, adult Ring-billed Gull reported.

Lelant: Imm Glaucous Gull over heading towards Hayle Estuary. (R Veal)

Godrevy Head: Juvenile Glaucous goal below cliffs East of mutton cove. (S Finch)

Pendeen: 5 Great Skua, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver and 1w Yellow-legged Gull between 08:00 & 10:30. (P Combridge) Also,1 Manx Shearwater, 1m Black Redstart. (S Rogers)

Sancreed: Little Egret, 105 Canada Geese including 3 hybrids, ringtail Hen Harrier, 14 Snipe, 80 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 f Black Redstart, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull. (T Mills)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Tony Mills

Tolcarne, Newlyn: 1 f Black Redstart. (T Mills)

Kenneggy: 6 Lapwing, 30+ Starling, 2 Stonechat, 8 Meadow Pipit, 11 Linnet, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Pied Wagtail. (C James)

Illogan: 3m & 1f Blackcap on garden feeders today (one male has metal ring on right leg). Last week we had seven males and one female all in the garden at one time. (B Young)

Idless: 25 Crossbill, 2 Siskin, 2 Firecrest. (D Eva)

Gorran Haven: 1 Black Redstart. (J Overfield)

Towan Head, Newquay: 100’s of Gannets fishing off point this morning, plus many Auks and Shags and a few Kittiwakes, also 7 Purple Sandpipers with 12 Oystercatchers  and 2 Turnstone. (M Lammas)

West Pentire, Newquay: 40 Chaffinch, 24 Linnet, 15 Skylark, 6 Meadow Pipit. (S Rowe)

Whipsiderry: 2 Peregrine Falcon (on Zachys islands), 7 Chough over, 2 Raven, 5 Linnet, 21 House Sparrow, 2m Stonechat, 51 Fulmar. (S Grose)

St Columb Major: 1 Cattle Egret in car boot field opposite Pall factory again. (S Grose)

St Dennis: 2+ Nuthatch. (P Ash)

Dobwalls: 1 Blackcap (f, no leg ring) in the garden. (C&J Duffy)


Wednesday 6th January 2021

Late news, December, Gweek: Redstart in early December. (J Preece)

Ashton near Praa Sands: White Stork flying around. (C Dale, G Sykes et al)

Drift Reservoir: male Ring-necked Duck, 6 Tufted Duck. (P  St Pierre) 16 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Teal, 4 Med Gull, 80 Redwing & 2 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

St Clement: 3 Cattle Egret at Tresemple Pool. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Black-necked Grebe still on Longrock Pool. (S Rogers)

Penzance: 1 Red-throated Diver. (L Proctor) juv Iceland Gull with gulls following plough just north of Tremethick Cross. (P St Pierre)

Marazion: Black-necked Grebe still on Long Rock pool. (S Rogers)

Sennen: c15 Chiffchaff at Brew SW. (K Wilson)

Nanjizal: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff. (K Wilson)

Pennance Point: Black Guillemot, Great Skua, Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 6 Common Scoter, Adult Yellow-Legged Gull, 8 Meditteranean Gulls, c60 Gannets, c40 Kittiwakes, also 10 Risso’s Dolphins, 150+ Common Dolphins, 1 Harbour Porpoise. (M Broadbent, E Cornelius)

Falmouth; off Maenporth: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Great Northern Diver, 8 Kittiwake (on water), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kestrel (over). Also 20+ Common Dolphin. (J St Ledger)

Nr Loe Beach, Carrick Roads: 6 Turnstone, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Red-breasted Meganser, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Green Woodpecker. (K Hambly-Staite)

Mylor: Great Crested Grebe, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Whimbrel. (L Langley)

Tregrehan: 1 Firecrest in Boscundle woods. (I Stewart)

Truro: Male Black Redstart Malpas village. (M Costa)

Porthleven: 1 Black-throated Diver reported.

Illogan: 1 m Sparrowhawk, 2 (m & f ) Blackcap, 2 Blackbird, 3 Starling, 15 House Sparrow, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 1 Wren, in private garden (J Baker)

St.Winnow: Golden Plover c300 feeding in fields alongside Lerryn Road. (E Mayhew)

Kenneggy: 1 Redwing, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Rock Pipit, 9 Turnstone. (C James)

Lower Tamar Lake: 12 Goosander 5m 7f, 5 Willow Tit, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Marsh Tit, 3 Jay. (R Mudge)

Two Seats, Camel Estuary: 1 Spoonbill, 9 Cattle Egret (A Taylor)

Saltash: Black Redstart. (F Rowney)

Bridge; St Columb Major: 4 Blackcap , 1 Fieldfare feeding on apples. (B & L Bosisto)

Gluvian: 1 Great Black Backed Gull, 20 Fieldfare, 200 Redwing, 12 Yellowhammer. (B & L Bosisto)

Yellowhammer – Bob Bosisto


Saturday 2nd January 2021

Late News, 1/1, Looe Island: 17 Linnet, Eider, Water Rail. (C Lewis)

Late News, 1/1 West Cornwall Hospital; Penzance: Black Redstart. (M Rouncefield)

Bude Marshes: Sociable Lapwing and Pink-footed Goose still present. (D Eva, R Hooper and D Julian)

Sociable Lapwing – Adrian Davey

Sociable Lapwing – Adrian Davey

Siblyback Lake: female Ring-necked Duck, 1f Crossbill, 1 Willow Tit, 50+Redwing, 25+Fieldfare, 14 Siskin, 2 Barnacle Goose with Canada Goose flock. (G Lewis)

Drift Reservoir: Ring-necked Duck at far end of NE arm. Also, Gadwall, 10 Tufted Duck, 4 Teal and Little Egret. (T Wilson)

Maenporth: Black Guillemot. (R Augarde)

Swanpool: Yellow browed warbler and Firecrest at Swanvale. (R Augarde, M Broadbent)

Longrock: Black-necked Grebe with 5 Little Grebe. (T Wilson)

Kenneggy: 29 Curlew, 19 Linnet, 1 Snipe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Stonechat, 4 Turnstone, 3 Rock Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail (C James)

Sennen Cove: 2nd winter Glaucous Gull on rocks and 2 Great Skua in bay with large numbers of Gannets and Kittiwakes. ( T Wilson) 600 Kittiwake, 1 Great Skua, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull (N R Rogers)

2nd winter Glaucous Gull – Nigel Rogers

Lamorna: 2 Great Northern Diver, Whimbrel and Black Redstart (T Wilson)

Hayle Estuary; Copperhouse Creek: 10 Teal, 6 Wigeon, 4 Shelduck, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Little Egret, 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Greenshank. (J Dobbyn) also Ruff (P Smale). Yellow-browed Warbler briefly at Millpond. (P Smale) adult Ring-billed Gull, adult Caspian Gull, 6 Yellow-legged Gull on Lelant Saltings. (Birdguides)

Grey Plover – Jeremy Dobbyn

Greenshank – Jeremy Dobbyn

Curlew – Jeremy Dobbyn

St Ives: Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver. (Birdguides)

Gwennap Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 80 Chiffchaff (56 ringed), 4 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 3 Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 3 Bullfinch, Meadow Pipit. (M Grantham)

St Erth Praze: 1m Hen Harrier at a nearby location today. (T Polglase)

St Keverne: 1 Male Blackcap, 64 Goldfinch, 27 Greenfinch, 33 Chaffinch, 16 Blue tit, 14 Great tit, 4 Coal tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker visiting feeders at Cedarwood camping pods. (J Jones)

Blackcap – Joe Jones

Dozmary Pool: 1f Goldeneye, 3 Shoveler, 1f Merlin. (G Lewis)

Colliford (Dam End): 2m and 3f Goosander. (G Lewis)

Maer Lake: 1 Ruff, 2000 Golden Plover (D Eva)

Calenick: 20 Curlew, 4 Redhank, female Sparrowhawk & Jay. (T Hall)

Millbrook: Drake Greater Scaup still , Kingfisher. (D Sharp)

Coombe: 4 Cattle Egret. (Birdguides)

Lower Tamar Lake: 11 Goosander (6 male, 5 female), 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Wigeon, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Willow Tits, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Tree Creeper. (R Hooper)

Antony Passage/ Forder Creek, Saltash: 1 Avocet, 2 Spotted Redshank,10 Redshank,12 Teal and 3 Little Grebe. (K Baum, M Beer)

Great Western Beach, Newquay: 2 Chough overhead then landed below Aldi car park. (J Howells)

Trelow Downs: 1 Jack Snipe and 19 Snipe (L Sampson)

Sithney Common: 176 Rook. (S Grose)

Helston Boating lake: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 189 Black-headed Gull, 7 Shoveler, 28 Tufted Duck, 5 Muscovy Duck, 19 Coot, 1 Ferruginous Duck. (S Grose)

Helston Sewage Works: Yellow-browed Warbler & Siberian Chiffchaff. (Birdguides)

Porthleven Harbour: 1 m Kingfisher, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Perranporth: 61 Lapwing, 3 Chough over from Pencrennow Farm. (S Grose)

Penhale Point: 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Red throated Diver, 2 Raven, 3 Stonechat, 61+ Linnet. (S Grose)

St Eval: 120 Skylark, 7 Greenfinch. (B Bosisto)

Gluvian: 2 Blackcap. (B Bosisto)

Devoran: adult Spotted Redshank, Grey Plover, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover, 114 Dunlin. (L Langley)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: female-type Black Redstart, Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 8 Rock Pipit, 2 Blackcap. 1 Grebe sp offshore but distant. (C Benton)

Gerrans Bay; Pendower Beach to Porthbean Beach: 5 Slavonian Grebe, 6 Black-throated Diver, 17+ Great Northern Diver, 15 Grey Plover (feeding on rocks). (J St Ledger)

Grey Plover – John St Ledger

Slavonian Grebe’s – John St Ledger

Feock: 14 Blackcap on feeders in one garden of which 12 ringed (9m, 3f)as part of wintering blackcap research study. (K Dalziel)

Carloggas: 6 Redwing . (K. Bowers)

Redwing – Kevin Bowers

Par Beach: 30+ Canada Goose , 1 Oystercatcher , 2 Stonechat , 3 Moorhen , 2 Coot , 30+ Black-headed Gull , 2 Pied Wagtail , 1 Greenfinch , 1 Grey Wagtail , 2 Goldcrest , 20+ Herring Gull . (K. Bowers)

Goldcrest – Kevin Bowers

Stonechat – Kevin Bowers

Grey Wagtail – Kevin Bowers

Oystercatcher – Kevin Bowers

Charlestown: 1 Peregrine, 1m and 1f Blackcap, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 3 Dunnock, 2 Collard Dove, 1 Jackdaw, 2 Blackbird, 1 f Chaffinch, 1 Wren, 2 Robin, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Magpie. (D Hastilow)


Monday 30th November 2020

Mermaid Wildlife Pelagic: Penzance, Wednesday 2nd December, 1pm – 4pm, £25 adults, £15 children. Phone to book, 07901 731201.

Please observe current Government guidelines with respect to travel and coronavirus restrictions (social distancing etc), but do still enjoy your birding locally and responsibly.

Late News, 29/11, Porthmeor Beach: 1 Black Guillemot (E Symons)

Crows-an-Wra: Sociable Lapwing still present this morning in weedy field just north of Cardinney Caravan and camping park with approximately 70 Northern Lapwing. Also a ringtail Hen Harrier. (S Turner et al)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: Pacific Diver, 4+ Great Northern Diver, c.68 Common Scoter and 1 Kingfisher. (S Rogers and MJ Spicer)

St Buryan: Rose-coloured Starling still in the area. (J Thurstans)

Nanquidno: Great Skua harassing Kittiwakes near The Brisons, 2 Chough cliffs. (D Flumm)

Chough – Dave Flumm

Chough – Dave Flumm

Sancreed: Ringtail Hen Harrier, 20 Skylark, 15 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Little London, Marrizion: Dark Bellied Brent Goose, Red Breasted Merganser, Black Redstart. (A Witheywood)

Penzance Harbour: 1 Black Redstart and  1 Kingfisher. (A McKechnie)

Kingfisher – Alex McKechnie

Hayle Estuary: 1 Great Northern Diver, 150 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Knot, 3 Kingfisher, 3 Goosander, 45 Dunlin, 50 Grey Plover, 150 Golden Plover, 4 Greenshank, 5 Little Grebe, 200 Lapwing, 1 Siskin and large numbers of Wigeon and Teal. (I Grant & F Were) Also reported, 1w Caspian Gull, 4 redhead Goosander, 2 Knot, 6 Snipe, 13 Grey Plover, 12 Common Gull, c. 60 Med Gull. (R Veal)

Kynance Cove: 2 Choughs on the south west coast path this morning. (R Newman)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 6 Common Scoter (female), 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kestrel (over). Viewed from footpath from Pennance to Maenporth (J St Ledger)

Long-tailed Duck – John St Ledger

Gerrans Bay: 13 Great Northern Diver, 8 Black-throated Diver, 18 Common Scoter, 2 Slavonian Grebe. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Pendower Beach: 1 Black Redstart , 2 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, Firecrest. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Portscatho: 12 Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Charlestown: 1 m Blackcap (D Hastilow)

Crantock: 20 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Greenfinch, 40 Fulmar, 100 Lapwing (S Van Hear)

Holywell: 2 Chough, 2 Raven (S Van Hear)

Wadebridge: 1 Dipper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper at Guineaport early am, 1 Hare (presumed roadkill on A39 nr halfway house pub). (S Grose)

Tredrizzisk: 2 Greenfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Sparrowhawk from private garden. (S Grose)

Rock: 1 Great Northern Diver just off sailing club. (S Grose)

Millbrook: 1 Red Breasted Merganser, 3 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Common Gull, 9 Shelduck, 2 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 3 Little Egret, 5 Teal, 1 Curlew, 4 Moorhen. (D Sharp)

Torpoint: 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Red Breasted Merganser, 29 Dunlin, 4 Brent Goose, 3 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 9 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, 200+ Canada Goose, plus large number of Widgeon and Teal. (D Sharp)

Red-breasted Merganser – Deena Sharp

Brent Geese – Deena Sharp

Common Gull – Deena Sharp

Downderry: 5 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red Throated Diver, 6 Turnstone. (A Blonden)

Portwrinkle: 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Gannet. (A Blonden)

Lower Tamar Lake: 18 Goosander (10m 8f), 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Willow Tit, 4 Marsh Tit, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Tufted Duck 2m 1f. 2 Wigeon, 2 Great Black-backed Gull. (R Mudge)


Sunday 22nd March 2020

Hide Closures and Coronavirus: Please note that as of yesterday, 21st March, the Society Reserve hides will be closed to members and the public alike. This is in line with Government recommendations and general guidance with regard to ‘social distancing’ and to minimise the spread of this highly contagious disease. This concerns the hides at Drift, Stithians, Walmsley, Burniere and Windmill Farm. General access to the areas concerned is not currently affected, although the walks program has been suspended until further notice. We will also be reviewing dissemination of rare bird news in the County in line with coronavirus guidelines and the safety of our members in mind.

Drift Reservoir (members only): Long-tailed Duck still present. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 2nd cal-year Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid, ad Mediterranean Gull, Wheatear, 2 Fieldfare, 5 Pied & 1 White Wagtail, 5 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Land’s End: Male Merlin just south of Greeb Farm, 5 Wheatear in “Burger Rock” field. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Boscawen Rose nr Lamorna: 1 Singing Skylark. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra: 4 Red Kite over midday. (S Rogers)

Nanquidno: 3 Red Kite, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear. (P St Pierre)

St Just: Red Kite drifted southwest over Kelynack valley at 10.45 (P Clarke)

Newlyn: full summer plumage Black Guillemot between Jubilee Pool and Gear Pole, 1w Iceland Gull still in harbour. (L Proctor)

Carminoe Valley: 1 Red Kite and bat sp (probably Soprano Pipistrelle) hunting in sunshine. (J Tyler)

Marazion: 7 Common Scoter and 1 Great Northern Diver offshore, 6 Shoveler flying around the bay. (P St Pierre)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 20+ Sand Martins feeding in the lee of the pines. (P St Pierre) Also 2 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 1 Wheatear and 1 Adder. (S Rogers, P Walsh) Also, 1 Red Kite flew north. (R Menari)

St Erth: 1 Red Kite flew east. (M Spicer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover on Lelant Saltings; 1 moulting to summer plumage Slavonian Grebe still on Carnsew Pool. (R Veal)

Gwithian: 3 Wheatear, 4 Shoveler (S Turner)

St Ives: 3+ Black Redstarts. Up to 2 birds at one time on Island and one on the roof of Beer and Bird in the town. (G Jones)

Buttermilk Hill: 3 Ring Ouzel (2m + 1f), 2 Golden Plover, 14 Ravens, 2 Stonechats, 12 Meadow Pipits. (V Stratton) Also, 4 Ring Ouzel 2m+2f, 3 Wheatear. (J Chapple)

Male Ring Ouzel – Vivian Stratton

Golden Plover – Vivian Stratton

Ring Ouzels – Vivian Stratton

Newquay: Injured adult Glaucous Gull still in pink elephant field. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Little Egret.

Penpol Creek: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 56 Rook (21 Occupied nests), 1 Bullfinch.(S Grose)

Huers Hut: 2 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 1 Black Redstart, 14 Purple Sandpiper, 15 Turnstone. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 21 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 6 Wheatear, 2 Kestrel, 4 Buzzard, 4 Greenfinch, 24 Meadow Pipit, 8 Stonechat, 3 Goldcrest. (S Rowe)

Park Head: 9 Chiffchaff, 2 Wheatear (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Gluvian: 20 Canada Geese, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Red Kite, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 10 Lesser Black Backed Gull. 2 Chiffchaff, 32 Yellowhammer (B Bosisto, P Roseveare, L Payne)

St Merryn: 1 pair of Wood Pigeon incubating in a barn. Last year they successfully raised 6 young. (R Hughes)

Halzephron Cliff: 1 Merlin (C Richards)

Treleaver, Nr Coverack: 1 Red Kite, 1 Wheatear, 1 Firecrest, 1 male Blackcap, 6 Black Throated Diver (1 in partial summer plumage). (P. Bedford)

Lizard area: 1 Cattle Egret , 1 Ruff , 1 Black-tailed Godwit , 150 Golden Plover , 8 Wheatear (M Pass)

Church Cove, The Lizard: Cattle Egret in full breeding plumage perched at top of pine tree on the Lizard Lifeboat Station approach road, at 1745. (M & A Lord)

Temple: 2 Canada Goose, 2 Mallard (1m,1f), 6 Tufted Duck (4m,2f), 1 Pheasant (m), 1 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 1 singing Wren. (RB & PC Girling)

Charlestown: 1f Blackcap,1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Long Tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 8 House Sparrow, 1 Wren, 5 Wood Pigeon, 2 Great Tit, 2 Robin, 1m + 1f Blackbird, 4 Dunnock, 1 Chiffchaff. (D Hastilow)



Saturday 14th March 2020

Late news, 13/3, Stithians, Southern cut-off: 12:30. 1 fem Lesser Scaup feeding with 10 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe (1 pair plus 1). (S Van Hear)

Helston SW: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 7+ Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest. ( M Pass )

Upper Tamar Lake: 4 Ring-necked Duck still present. (C Ellis)

Lower Tamar Lake: 8 Goosander and 2 Sand Martin. (C Ellis) 5 Sand Martin, 12 Goosander (2m 10f), 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Wren, 3mTufted Duck, 4 Fieldfare, 12 Coal Tit,18 Chaffinch, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Willow Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Reed Bunting (1m 1f). (R Mudge)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ad Ring-billed Gull still present, also 2 Greylag Goose , 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Knot (M Pass, R Veal)

Falmouth: 1 summer plumaged Black Guillemot Falmouth Bay, 10.30. Distant off Gyllyingvase. (J Holmes)

Camborne: Sparrowhawk in a private garden in Praze. (T & J Parrell)

Sparrowhawk – Terry Parrell

Sparrowhawk – Terry Parrell

Downderry: 2 Velvet Scoter flew west with a Common Scoter at 07:35. Also in the area a Great Skua, a Great Northern Diver, 9 Red-throated Diver, a couple of Common Gulls and at least 110 Kittiwakes. (A Payne)

Connor Downs: Merlin flew east. (P Freestone)

Hayle: 1 Cetti’s Warbler singing opposite Marks and Spencer’s. (B Dodd)

St Ives: 1 Mistle Thrush at the cricket club. (B Dodd)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Water Rail, 1 Common Sandpiper, 19 Black headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black backed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 104 Herring Gull, 9 Greenfinch, 1 Grey Wagtail. (S Grose)

Ebenezer: 1 Green Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 2 m Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

South Kennegy: 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black Redstart and 2 Chough plus 24 Fulmar on the cliffs. (P St Pierre)

Loe Pool: 28 Cormorant, 9 Goosander, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 2 drake Pochard, 1 drake Goldeneye, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Greater Spotted Woodpecker. (G Adams)

Black Acre: 2 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

St Columb Minor: 1m Yellowhammer at Trebaber Farm. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Coot, 1 Yellowhammer. (D Eva) 1 Swallow, 11 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 1 m Tufted Duck , 9 Coot, 3 Buzzard, 1 m Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Newquay: Adult Glaucous Gull still in the pink elephant field. (S Rowe, M Spicer)

Glaucous Gull – Mike Spicer

Seaton: 1 Firecrest singing, on land near Bokenver Farm. (M Jordan)

Hayle: 1 Firecrest behind Clifton Terrace. (J Evans)

Newquay: 2 Yellowhammer at Trewollack Farm. Also 2 Tawny Owl at the boating lake. (S Grose)

St Columb Minor: 1 white Pheasant road kill on Priory Rd. (S Grose)

Pencarrow Estate: 1 Crossbill (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Gannel Estuary: 1 3rd cal Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto)

St Tudy: 1000’s of Starlings present over the winter have now left 2 weeks earlier than last year.

Liskeard: 12+ Siskin feeding in one of the birch trees at Morrison’s this morning. (D Sharp)