Tuesday 22nd June 2021

Late news, 21/6, Lizard: 2 Wood Sandpipers at Windmill Farm.

Marazion Marsh: Black-winged Stilt present all day on the new scrape. (A McKechnie, R Veal et al). Also, 3 Reed Warblers, 3 Sedge Warblers, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Grey Heron. (S Windle)

Black-winged Stilt – Reuben Veal

Black-winged Stilt – Alex McKechnie

Black-winged Stilt – Stevan Windle

Black-winged Stilt – Stevan Windle

Mullion: Black Kite Mullion Cover flew in off sea at 1pm then flew west. (RBA)

Foxhole: m Ring-necked Duck still (B Bosisto). Also, 2 Little Grebes with young, 6 Mallard, 2 Coots, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler. (S Windle)

Ring-necked Duck – Stevan Windle

Radnor: Red Kite over golf course moving north towards the coast. (C Sawmy)

Downderry: Before 0710: 39 Gannets, 4 Fulmar, 4 Manx Shearwater, 13 Kittiwake, 3 Sandwich Tern and 12 Swift moving east. 22 Gannet and 2 Mediterranean Gull west. (A Payne)

Pendeen: 3 Wheatear, 8 Fulmar on cliff ledges, 3 Common Blue Butterflies. (P Geddes)

Wheatear – Patsy Geddes

Wheatear – Patsy Geddes

Kuggar, Lizard: Turtle Dove on rooftop early afternoon. (P Roseveare)

Porth Reservoir: 11 Great Crested Grebe (2 nests being incubated and 2 new nests being built), 3 pairs of Coot, 5 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cormorant, 81 Mallard, 2 Bullfinch (1f +1juv m), 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 f Sparrowhawk with prey, 1 pair Grey Wagtail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)


Monday 21st June 2021

Late News, 21/06, East Bodmin Moor: 6+ pairs of Wheatear with juveniles, 12+ Yellowhammer, Breeding Skylark ( 6 pairs seen) 2 pairs with fledged Meadow Pipits. 2 pairs of feeding Willow Tit, 2 Redstarts with fledglings. (S Sanderson)

Wheatears – Steven Sanderson

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Black-winged Stilt this afternoon. (J Parker et al) in addition, 7 Sanderling (most full sun plum), 1 Dunlin, 3 1s Med Gull on the beach. (R Veal, R Augarde) Also, 1 Water Shrew ran across path, (all black so presumed juvenile). (T Mills)

Black-winged Stilt – Dave Flumm

Black-winged Stilt – Mike Spicer

Helston Boating Lake: drake Scaup, female Ruddy Shelduck, and drake Ferruginous Duck of unknown origin still this afternoon. (M Greenhalgh)

St Just (Carn Bosavern): 1 Swift and 1 Sky Lark. (T Murray)

Canonstown: 2 Siskin in finch flock visiting a feeder in a private garden. (J Munday)

Porthleven: 6 Swift over this afternoon also 1 Lime Hawk-Moth. (B Nicholls)

Drift Reservoir: 120 Swift. (D Flumm)

St Issey: 1m and 1f Yellowhammer visiting a private garden. (R Grasham)

Redruth: 1m Siskin visiting feeders in a private garden. (M Greenhalgh)

Male Siskin – Mel Greenhalgh

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 Common Tern at the Dam End. (R Bishop)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 adult Common Tern, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 21 Curlew, 9 Shelduck & a juvenile Peregrine (P Kemp)

Crackington Haven: 40+ Swift flying high over higher Crackington this evening. (J&B Teague)


Wednesday 21st April 2021

Late news, 20/4, Bartinney: 1 Cuckoo, pr Kestrel. (R Chiffers)

Cuckoo, Robin Chiffers

Kestrel, Robin Chiffers

Late news, 20/4, The Lizard: 2 Whimbrel N over sea at southerly point, 6 Wheatear, 2 Sedge Warbler (Housel Bay and Caerthillian), Whitethroat (Caerthillian), 12+ Fulmars including several nesting pairs, Buzzard mobbed by Raven and Kestrel caught a lizard. (D Wood)

Buzzard and Raven, David Wood

Fulmar, David Wood

Kestrel, David Wood

Spit Beach, St Austell Bay: Black Winged Stilt. (S Wheatley)

Land’s End, Treeve Moor: 2cy male Eastern Subalpine Warbler still, 2 Ring Ouzel, 1 Whitethroat, 7 Wheatear. (J St Ledger et al)

Eastern Subalpine Warbler, Steve Rowe

Ring Ouzel, John St Ledger

Porthgwarra: male Eastern Subalpine Warbler in first large clump of blackthorn to East of Porthgwarra village. (M Wallace et al.) Also 5+ Basking Shark between here and Porthcurno. (M Elliott)

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

Nanjizal: Hawfinch over. (K Wilson)

Polgigga: Redpoll over. (M Wallace)

Hayle, Ryan’s Field: 1 Great White Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper. (J St Ledger) Also Whimbrel. (S Cox)

Great White Egret, David Chilcott

Great White Egret, Steve Cox

Whimbrel, Steve Cox

Gloweth: Hobby over. (B Mellow)

Sharptor to Cheesewring: 2 Cuckoo, 6 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 1 Song Thrush, Meadow Pipit, 2 Buzzard, 1 Raven. (M & R Frost)

Foxhole: Cuckoo on the Beacon Hill. (P. Wilkins)

Colliford area: 1 Cuckoo (male), 4 Magpie, 1 Coal tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 2 Wren, 4 Willow warbler, 4 Crow, 2 Wood Pigeon, 4 Jackdaw, 1 Canada Goose, 2 Skylark, 2 Reed Bunting, 6 Herring gull, 6 Meadow Pipit, 4 Stonechat, 1 Great tit, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Linnet, 1 Dunnock, 1 Buzzard, 1 Pheasant (male), 1 Mallard (male) (J Goodair)

Cuckoo, Jasmine Goodair

Cuckoo, Jasmine Goodair

Breney Common: Female Wheatear, 6 Willow Warbler. (L Bosisto)

St Gothian Sands: 1m Pochard, 4 Whimbrel, 1 ad Glaucous Gull, 1 singing Cetti’s Warbler, 2 singing Reed Warblers, 1m Whitethroat, 3f Wheatear and pair of Coot with 6 young. (M Spicer)

Glaucous Gull, Mike Spicer

Coot, Mike Spicer

Trevose Head: 4 Whimbrel, 1m Wheatear, 1f Kestrel, 2 Skylark. (B Tregunna & C Bright)

Whimbrel, Brenda Tregunna

Wheatear, Brenda Tregunna

Torpoint: 15 Whimbrel. (S Eddy)

Bude, Rodds Bridge: Cattle Egret. (K Gill)

Stithians: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 6 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Swallow, 1 male Bullfinch, 6 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 21 Canada Goose, 4 Linnet, 1 Buzzard, 1 Pheasant (S Van Hear)

Mawgan Porth: 8 Fulmar – nesting on cliffs/flying, 12 Sand Martins – flying in and out of nesting holes on the cliff. (C Taylor)

Downderry: 7 Shelducks flew east, 28 Great Northern Divers on the sea and 7 Whimbrel. (A. Payne)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 9 Mute Swan, 8 Canada goose, 54 Shelduck, 6 Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey heron, 8 Little egret, 1 Buzzard, 71 Oystercatcher, 6 Ringed plover, 2 Knot, 13 Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpiper, 8 Redshank, 8 Black-tailed godwit, 8 Curlew, 6 Whimbrel, 25 Herring gull, 1 Great black-backed gull, 5 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared dove, 2 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 8 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blue tit, 2 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 25 Carrion Crow, 6 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 7 Orange tip (M Scawen, D Hawkley)

Friday 04 May 2012

Late News 30/4 Bodmin: 2 Swifts in Nanstallon, nr Bodmin and daily since, possibly the ones that breed in the chapel eaves. (D Roberts)

Late News 02/5 Bodmin Moor: 2 cuckoos calling, and showing well, at the Cheesewring at 15:00. (D Roberts)

Late News 02/5 Davidstow: 150+ Wheatear on the airfield. (A Langdon)

Late News 03/5 Porthleven: c250 Whimbrel feeding furiously on pasture above Bullion Cliffs near Porthleven at around 16:30. (M Fairhurst)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Great White Egret flew over the causeway towards St Erth at 07:05. (L Proctor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 9 Grey Heron, 4 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 1 hybrid goose, 6 Mallard, 1 Coot, 8 Moorhen, 1 Cormorant, 18 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk, c25 Swift, c200 Swallow, c50 Sand Martin, c5 House Martin, 3 Wheatear, 1 Reed Bunting, Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Penzance: Female Eider on Wherrytown rocks. (B Dodd)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):Blue-winged Teal and Black-winged Stilt still. Plus 2,000+ Swallow (800 counted perched on wires with many more in the air), 30+ House Martin, 300+ Sand Martin, 20+ Swift, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 17 Whimbrel, 16 Dunlin, 2 Lapwing, 2 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 8 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, pair of Greylag Geese defending nest, 5 broods of Canada goslings, 4+ Sedge Warbler and 1 Reed Warbler. (C Selway & D Parker)

Traboe: Pair of Siskin with a juvenile coming to niger seed. (M Fairhurst)

Windmill Farm:Short-eared Owl, Whinchat, at least 4 Cuckoo, Reed Bunting, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, 6 Wheatear and a Spotted Flycatcher. (D Wright, A Pay & D Jenkins)

Truro: 6 Swifts flew over, the first for the year here. (Derek Jenkins)

Plain-an-Gwarry: 250+ Swallows and Swifts. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Gannel Estuary: 3w Iceland Gull again.

Camel Estuary: Curlew Sandpiper on Dinham Flats at 13:30

Marazion: 1 Great Northern Diver still offshore.

Rame: Short-eared Owl at the Penlee end of Military Road.