Tuesday 29th May 2018

Late news, 28/5, Helston Boating Lake: Tufted Duck with two chicks. (A Witheywood)

Tufted Duck – A Witheywood

Marazion Beach: 1 ad Baird’s Sandpiper at Red River mouth this morning. (R Veal)

Hayle: Iberian Chiffchaff still singing at the millpond by the footbridge. (A Ramesh)

Polgigga: Iberian Chiffchaff still singing along Bosistow Lane, also Spotted Flycatchers at Lower Bosistow & Arden-Sawah. (M Wallace)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Great White Egret again in the NE arm this morning. (L Proctor) and still there this afternoon. (T Mills) 1 Black Kite over at 15:50. (G Grant)

Great White Egret, Tony Mills

Bude Marshes: 1 singing Reed Warbler and a probable Honey Buzzard over very high heading NE. (N Bastin)

Reed Warbler – Nigel Bastin

Trevone, Porthmissen Farm: 100+ Kittiwake sitting on nests, with more probable nests out of view. (S Grose)

Rame Head: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (C Buckland)

Mermaid II pelagic in Mounts Bay: 6+ Storm Petrel, 7 Great Northern Diver, 5 Puffin and 4 Ocean Sunfish. (M Elliot)

Padstow, Stepper Point: 2 adult Raven and 3 chicks, 1 Yellowhammer, 26 Guillemot, 27 Razorbill on the water opp Stepper Hole. (S Grose)

Goonhilly Downs/Trevassack: 4 Cuckoo flying, plus one at Higher Bochym. (C Richards)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 4 Purple Sandpiper in early summer plumage. (S Williams)


Sunday 27th May 2018

Drift Reservoir: Great White Egret viewable from the car park early morning. (P St Pierre)

Nanjizal: singing Golden Oriole at seaward end of the valley, then flew towards the coast path. (P St Pierre) Still present this afternoon. (S Rogers)

Land’s End: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (P St Pierre)

Hayle: Iberian Chiffchaff, still at the millpond. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Saltash: adult Rosy Starling at Churchtown Farm. (T Clark)

Rosy Starling – Thomas Clark

Rosy Starling – Thomas Clark

Castle An Dinas: 2 Red Kite, 1 Cuckoo, 5 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Red Kite – Shaun Grose

Marazanvose: Black Kite over the A30 at 14:45. (P Roseveare)

Mount’s Bay: 1 ad Long-tailed Skua, 1+ Arctic Skua, 3+ Puffin, Great Northern Diver and Storm Petrel. (M Elliott) 200+ Manx Shearwater and 2 adult Puffin off Newlyn. (L Proctor)

Penzance to Porthcurno: 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Puffin, 1000+ Manx Shearwater and 6 Common Dolphin from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Marazion: c40 Dunlin, c20 Ringed Plover, c10 Sanderling, 3 Turnstone and 3 Whimbrel this evening. (DK Parker) Also Hobby chasing the waders earlier. (S Rogers)

Coverack: 2cy Iceland Gull heading south along with 500 + Manx Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel, 30 Sanderling, 4 Dunlin, Kittiwakes, Gannets and 2 Great Norther Diver. (A Cockroft)

Kenidjack: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Blackcap (m and f) in copse by tractor shed. ( B Toms, M Curtis)

Par Beach: 3 Ringed Plover, 9 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Par Beach Pool: 1 male Sparrowhawk, 9 Greenfinch. Par Market East Carpark: 5 Mistle Thrush, 2 adult 3 juv. (S Grose)

Trevail: 1 singing Lesser Whitethroat along path to River Cove. (J Evans)

Gannel Estuary: 22 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Barn Owl. (S Rowe)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Willow Tit, 4 Swift, 1 Grey Heron, 19 Mallard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Blackcap, 8 House Martin. (R Mudge)

Bedruthan, Newquay: 2 Corn Bunting, 1 Adder. (J Bowen)

Corn Bunting and Adder – Jayne Bowen

Lostwithiel: still at least one male and female Siskin regularly present on bird feeders in private garden. (E Mayhew)

Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 15 Swift. (S Grose)


Saturday 26th May 2018

Hayle: Iberian Chiffchaff still at the millpond, singing in the vicinity of the wooden bridge. (P Locker)

Porth Joke: 1 Black Kite flew east 10:15-10:20. (S Rowe)

Kenidjack: 1 Red Kite, 2+ Spotted Flycatcher, one singing at midday. (J Miller)

Hayle: 1 Red Kite over at 11:00. (S Buckingham)

Penzance: Red Kite over c14:15 heading north. (Shan)

Walmsley: 270 Dunlin, 8 Sanderling, 1 Ringed Plover, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Gadwall, 8 Shelduck, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Little Egret. (S Rowe, T Carson) 1 Barn Owl, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 21 Dunlin, 5m Gadwall, 3 Shelduck, 2 Reed Warbler, 1m Reed Bunting, 7 Swift, 2 House Martin. (J St Ledger, C Benton)

Gadwall – John St Ledger

Windmill Farm: 3 Swift, 1 Cuckoo. (D Wright)

The Lizard, Church Cove: 1 Spotted Flycatcher in the churchyard. (D Wright)

De Lank River, Waterworks to below Brown Willy: 2m Whinchat, 2m Wheatear, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Siskin, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger, C Benton)

Carbilly Tor: 1 Cuckoo, 1m Weatear, 1 Stock Dove. (J St Ledger, C Benton)

Penwithick: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 12 House Sparrow, 15 Starling, 1 Buzzard, 3 Pied Wagtail, 4 Blackbird, 6 Chaffinch and 1 Siskin. (K Bowers)

Buzzard – Kevin Bowers

Pied Wagtail feeding young – Kevin Bowers

Pied Wagtail feeding young – Kevin Bowers

Penlee:  2 Spotted Flycatcher (M Beer)

Goss Moor: 1 Swallow and m Four-Spotted Chaser.  (C. Hooper)

Swallow – C Hooper

Swallow – C Hooper

Four Spotted Chaser – C Hooper

St Ives: 1 Fulmar flew over the school, more than 1km inland. (R Veal)

Marazion Beach: am: c130 Sanderling, 50 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. pm: 100 Sanderling, 20 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel. (P Fraser)

Truro: 1 m Siskin on nyjger feeder, in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Millbrook: 5 Bullfinch together on bird feeder, 2m, 1f and 2 juv. (B Taggart)


Sunday 20th May 2018

Late news, 19/5, Edgcumbe: 2 Nightingale reported singing, SSE of Stithians Reservoir.

Hayle: Iberian Chiffchaff still singing at the back of the Millpond around the wooden bridge early morning and still present early afternoon. (S Rogers, B Hibbett)

Polgigga: Iberian Chiffchaff still singing along Bosistow Lane early morning. (K Wilson)

Porth Beach: 2cy Ring-billed Gull on the beach below Glengorgal Hotel, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull with a green ring on left leg, but couldn’t read info due to poor light. (S Grose)

Land’s End: 2 Turtle Doves in pines west of Swingates. (M Ahmad)

Kenidjack: Black Kite high over, 09:45 to 10:10 at least. (N Wheatley) Also Wryneck singing at bottom of valley on N slope above donkey paddock at 10:50. (N Wheatley)

Penhale: Osprey flying and calling above the sea at Penhale sands viewed from the surf, flying East at 09:00. (C Stephenson)

Wadebridge: Bee-eater over south at 15:10. (D Julian)

Hobbacott, Bude: 1 Red Kite. (H Kendall)

Launcells, Bude: 1 Red Kite, also two Great Spotted Woodpeckers. (H Kendall)

Crowlas: 1 Red Kite over A 30 at  11:15. ( B Toms, M Curtis)

Mousehole: 1 Sparrowhawk over woodland opposite Penlee lifeboat Station. (S Grose)

Penzance: 15 Purple Sandpiper, 1 male Eider on rocks opposite styles ice cream shop. (S Grose)

Chiverton cross Roundabout: 7 Buzzard, 2 Red Kite over Pentraze at 13:20. (S Grose)

St Newlyn East: 1 Cuckoo, 2 Yellowhammer on Penhallow Moor. (S Grose)

Sancreed: 1 f Common Redstart, 1 Cuckoo, 6 Swift, 2 Garden Warbler. (D Flumm)

Truro: 2 Swift flew over my house at 1.40 pm. (D Jenkins)

Marazion beach: 1 sum plum Sanderling. (S Williams)

Sanderling, Sam Williams

Bartinney Downs: 1 Cuckoo. (S Williams)

Cuckoo, Sam Williams

Croft Pascoe: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest singing continuously, 1 Cuckoo observed throughout morning calling and mobbed by various passerines, 2 others heard East and West, 1 Swift, 2 Stonechat, 2 Siskin, 1 Sparrowhawk. (J Evans)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 15 Canada Goose, 2 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Mallard, 1 Coot, 15 Black-headed Gull, 14 Herring Gull, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 23 Carrion Crow, 13 Jackdaw, 4 Magpie, 7 Stock Dove, 7 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 5 House Sparrow, 5 Blackbird, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Goldfinch, 8 Chaffinch, 8 Linnet, 5 Green-veined White and 3 Wall butterfly.  (DAConway)

Rame: 1 m Whinchat, 1 N Wheatear, Whitethroats. (C Buckland)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Puffin on the water north of The Brisons; same or another later in flight.

Whipsiderry: 1 m Reed Bunting, 3 Corn Bunting, 12 Oystercatcher, 3 Stonechat, 2 Raven, 7 Skylark. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach (evening): 5 Whimbrel, 16 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 30+ Sanderling & 1 Turnstone. (J Hawkey)


Saturday 19th May 2018

Hayle, Millpond Park: 6 Swift, 4 House Martin, 3 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Iberian Chiffchaff singing in willows along path 9am. (J Evans) Iberian Chiffchaff still present into the afternoon. (M Ahmad)

Skewjack: 1 Alpine Swift over. (K Wilson)

Windmill Farm: 2 Cuckoo. (D Wright) Also 1 Black Kite heading east at 13.15. (J Chapple)

Bude Marshes (WeBS): 5 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Magpie, 21 Rook, 3 Carrion Crow, 1 Robin, 8 Wood Pigeon, 10 Blackbird, 4 Swallow, 5 Chaffinch, 4 Canada Geese with 6 juvs., 3 Herring Gull, 2 Dunnock, 5 Moorhens and 3 juvs. (H Kendall and R Mudge)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Cuckoo, Whitethroat nest with 5 eggs, 2 Chiffchaff nests with broods of 6 and 5 chicks (D Eva)

Carnmenellis: 4 (3m, 1f) Cuckoo, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1m Reed Bunting, 4 Stonechat, 1 Skylark, c15 Linnet, c10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Raven, 2 Whitethroat. (C Benton)

Croft Pascoe: 2 m Cuckoo. (B Hawker)

Cuckoo, Brian Hawker

Cuckoo, Brian Hawker

Cuckoo, Brian Hawker

Kynance Cove: 2 Wheatear. (D Wright)

Soapy Cove: 2 Wheatear and 1 Cuckoo. (D Wright)

Penryn: 2 Red-legged Partridge in field bordering river. (J St Ledger)

RL Partridge, John St Ledger

Hayle, Ventonleague: 11 Red Kite moving East-South East between 10.35a.m. – 11.55.a.m. Also 5 Common Buzzard moving over during that same period of time. (J&P Rutter)

Sancreed: 1 Red Kite east 11:20, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Wheatear, 2 Garden Warbler, 4 Blackcap. (D Flumm)

Falmouth, Berkeley Cottages: 0945 Red Kite heading north (S Van Hear)

Mount’s Bay: 4 Great Northern Diver. (P Fraser)


Saturday 19th May 2018

Falmouth: 09:45 Red Kite heading north over Berkeley Cottages. (S Van Hear)

Hayle: 6 Swift, 4 House Martin, 3 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Iberian Chiffchaff singing in willows along path at the Millpond at 09:00. (J Evans) Still present early afternoon.

Polgigga: Iberian Chiffchaff still singing between Bosistow Lane and Raftra. Also 12 Red Kite circling. (DK Parker)

Skewjack: Alpine Swift over heading North. (K Wilson)

Windmill Farm: Black Kite flew east at c13:20. (J Chapple) Also 2 Cuckoo. (D Wright)

Kynance Cove: 2 Wheatear. (D Wright)

Soapy Cove: 2 Wheatear and 1 Cuckoo. (D Wright)

Bude Marshes: 5 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Blackcaps, 5 House Sparrows, 1 Magpie, 21 Rooks, 3 Carrion Crows, 1 Robin, 8 Wood Pigeons, 10 Blackbirds, 4 Swallows, 5 Chaffinches, 4 Canada Geese with 6 juvs., 3 Herring Gulls, 2 Dunnocks, 5 Moorhens and 3 juvs. (H Kendall, R Mudge)

Hayle: 2 Red Kite over this morning. (C Urquhart)

Sancreed: 1 Red Kite east 11:20, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Wheatear, 2 Garden Warbler, 4 Blackcap. (D Flumm)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Cuckoo, Whitethroat nest with 5 eggs, 2 Chiffchaff nests with broods of 6 and 5 chicks. (D Eva)

Penryn: 2 Red-legged Partridge in field bordering river. (J St Ledger)

RL Partridge – John St Ledger

Ventonleague, Hayle: 11 Red Kites moving ESE, also 5 Buzzard all between 10:35 & 11:55. (J & P Rutter)

Porthgwarra: 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 20+ Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 4 Wheatear, 3 Sparrowhawk. (DK Parker)

Friday 18th May 2018

Lizard Point: 2+ European Bee-eater over at 08:20, then again very high up at 10:00, calling, not seen. 28 + Red Kite over. (T Blunden)

Nanjizal: Spotted Crake trapped and ringed, also 2 Garden Warbler and a Spotted Flycatcher at the private ringing site. (K Wilson)

Sancreed: 1 Black Kite with flock of 8 Red Kites and a Common Buzzard over Sancreed Beacon 15:35-15:40 drifted off north west, circling high on thermals; 14 Red Kites (8 with the Black Kite plus singles east 09:30 & 09:50, 3 NE 15:45 & 1 SW 16:10), 1 Cuckoo, 1 Garden Warbler. (D Flumm)

Hannafore: 1w Iceland Gull still present. (P Sharp)

Crugmeer: 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Whitethroat, also Chiffchaff & Skylark. (S Grose)

St Keverne: 3 Red Kite over silage-cutting field. (M Nattrass)

Godolphin Cross: Red Kite, Sparrowhawk and Buzzard all in the same thermal at 13:45. (C Richards)

Tresillian: Red Kite over at 08:40. (A Nicholson)

Ruan Minor: Lesser Whitethroat singing. (D Collins)

Housel Bay: Redpoll flying north. (D Collins)

Newquay: 2 Red Kite drifted over Asda at 9.55 a.m. (D Grose)

Rame (by the church): Turtle Dove. (M Buckle R Gould)

Truro: 1 Red Kite, flying north east over Waitrose. (C Warman)

Mount Hawke: 1 Red Kite moving north being chased by a vocal Herring Gull at 17.05. (RB Girling)

St Martin: 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Siskin. (P Sharp)

Charlestown: 2 ( m + f ) Robin and 2 fledgling and 2 m + f Blackbird and 2 fledgling. (D Hastilow)

Rock:1 Sparrowhawk with prey, 7 Greenfinch, 6 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker from private gardens. (S Grose)

Hayle, Ventonleague: 2 Red Kite 10.25 (going East), 1 Red Kite 14.55, going S E. and unusually group of 4 Sparrowhawk  (11.20a.m). (J&P Rutter)

RSPB Scillonian III: Penzance – Wolf: c110 Manx Shearwater, 2 Fulmar, 6 Gannet, 22 Guillemot, 2 Red Kite and 3 Swallow. Wolf – Scilly: 3 Manx Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 7 Gannet, 1 Guillemot and 1 Swallow. Scilly – Wolf: 5 Manx Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 15 Gannet, 1 Great Skua and 6 Guillemot. Wolf – Penzance: 109 Manx Shearwater, c20 Gannet, 3 Kittiwake, 1 Grey Heron and c12 Common Dolphin. (DA Conway, MJ Spicer)

Bodmin, Dragon centre: 9 Swift. (R Hurrell)

Lostwithiel area: 19.30hrs 1 Red Kite mobbed by a Crow that came out of each of the two woodlands it passed over. Circled up and headed ESE/E high up. 1 Swift, 3Buzzard. (R Hurrell)

Rosewall Hill: Cuckoo (2 other Cuckoo calling to the West), Swift, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 House Martin, 1 probable Hobby, flushed from fence post and flew into wooded area. (J Evans)

Lamorna: c30 Red Kite following tractor just north of Lamorna at 4.30pm. (M McKee)

Chiverton Cross: Red Kite west low over roundabout @ 8.00am (T Wilson)

St Agnes: Red Kite @ 9.10am (T Wilson)

Near Mithian: 3 Red Kites @ 11.20am (T Wilson)

Callestick: Red Kite high east @ 1.25pm (T Wilson)

Treligga: 4 Red Kite. (D Hillson)

St. Germans: Clouded Yellow butterfly.(A Blonden)