Friday 30th April 2021

Late news, 27/4, Carn Brea: 1 Cuckoo (S Baillie)

Late news, 28/4, Hayle Estuary: Large flock of Dunlin and Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank at Ryan’s Field and Whimbrel in good numbers. (J & J Elvin)

Late news, 29/4, Bartinney Downs: Pair Kestrels, 3 Goldfinches, numerous small flocks of Linnets, 8 Swallows. (R Chiffers)

Late Photo, 29/4, Kenidjack: Olive-backed Pipit. (B Lucking)

Olive-backed Pipit – Ben Lucking

Newlyn: 1w American Herring Gull

Gunwalloe: Female Ring Ouzel in Churchyard briefly, Bar-tailed Godwit, 59 Whimbrel and Grasshopper Warbler. (D Collins)

Penhale Dunes: Little Ringed Plover (flyover, calling), Cuckoo, Sand Martins and Swallow. Also Holly Blue and Wall butterflies (G Wills)

Porthilly Point: 2 Little Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull on sand bar opp. Padstow. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Female Garganey. (D Julian)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Blue-headed Wagtail, 6 Dunnock, 20+ Sand Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 5 Linnet (C Taylor)

Newquay Golf Club: 50+ Whimbrel on the course this morning, 2 Wheatear, 4 Greenfinch. (D Kendle)

Sancreed: 3 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno: 14 Whimbrel, 2 Swift, 3 Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Dinham Flats: 120 Whimbrel and 4 Common Sandpiper between Dinham Point and Wadebridge. (D Julian)

Rame/Penlee Point area: 2 Swift flew East (M Jordan). Also Garden Warbler (Penlee), 41 singing Whitethroat, Yellowhammer, 19 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 13 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, Fulmar, 8 Oystercatcher, Kestrel. Also 3 Skylark, 12 Swallow, 1m Kestrel, 2 Raven, 3 Greenfinch. (C Buckland)

Downderry: 17 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plovers, a Willow Warbler and a Reed Warbler along the coast early morning. (A Payne)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Common Sandpiper on the weir, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 3 Tufted Duck (2m 1f), 12 Mallard, 2 Collared Doves, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Robin, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Marsh Tit, 3 Willow Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Jay, 2 Great Black-backed Gull. (R Mudge)

Common Sandpiper – Rod Mudge

Common Sandpiper – Rod Mudge

Ninestones/Upper Fowey Valley: 1 pair Siskin, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 m Blackcap, 3 Pied Wagtail, Several Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler, 2 Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 1 pair Stonechat, 7 Robin, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Song Thrush, Blackbird, 9 Swallow, 2 Buzzard, 1 Dipper, 1 pair Nuthatch, 1 m Great Spotted Woodpecker. (M & R Frost)

Eagles Nest: 3m Grasshopper Warbler reeling, 2 Cuckoo. (R Veal)

Constantine: 1 Cuckoo (D Collins)

Stithians Reservoir: Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler. (S Williams)

Grasshopper Warbler – Stephen Williams

Grasshopper Warbler – Stephen Williams

Grasshopper Warbler – Stephen Williams

Sedge Warbler – Stephen Williams

Sedge Warbler – Stephen Williams

Sedge Warbler – Stephen Williams

Bosullow: 1 Grasshopper Warbler heard from parking area. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Men-an-Tol: 1 Grasshopper Warbler singing from bush about 100m south of Men-an-Tol. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

White Downs: 1 Cuckoo. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Dodman Point: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 10 Whimbrel, 1 Sanderling. (R Kirkwood)

Sanderling – Rupert Kirkwood

St Minver: 1 Barn Owl hunting over fields opp. Higher Rosewin at 08.20am, 101 Rook on the cricket pitch (S Grose)

Kelly Bray: Hobby (over) 15:40. (C Imms)

Hannafore, Looe: 2 Fully Fledged Stonechats with parent birds. (D Sharp)

Stonechats – Deena Sharp

Par Beach: 4 Cormorant, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Grey Heron. (C Hooper)

Cormorant – C Hooper

Chaffinch – C Hooper

Goldfinch – C Hooper

Chiffchaff – C Hooper

St Ives: Wheatear at the island plus 2 Common Sandpiper, Sedge Warbler and 2 Whitethroat at Clodgy Point

Malpas: 4 Whimbrel on Tresillian River. Also 7 House Martin around our four nestboxes, first two arrived 23rd April. (A.Hill)


Saturday 5th September 2020

Society Hides: Please note that all the society hides remain closed to everyone. This is due to the current coronavirus situation and restrictions (maintaining safe distances, narrow doorways and inability to deep clean surfaces regularly). This is of course inconvenient for birders but unfortunately the situation we are in.
In most cases viewing can be carried out from nearby roadside/other locations and we of course look forward to a time when the hides can be fully open to all.

Late news, 4/9, Gannel Estuary: 1 Osprey (ringed) at 14:00, landed in a tree. (J Anderson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Semipalmated Sandpiper still below Tempest factory, also 2 Spotted Redshank and juv Little Gull. (R Veal, I Webster) Also 2 Knot; 2 Black-tailed Godwits; 1 Bar-tailed Godwit; 2 Whimbrel; 1 Kingfisher. (J Hawkey) Also Curlew ringed ‘LW’ on yellow ring, 1 Common Swift. (M Ahmad)

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Mark Halliday

Point Quay: 1 Osprey this morning. (M Dunford)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher. (D Flumm)

Sennen: 2 Whinchat, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 20+ Chiffchaff, 3 Siskin, 1 Green Sandpiper in the Brew/Sennen area. (P St Pierre)

Camel Trail, Guineaport /Polbrock: 2 Marsh Tit feeding on honeysuckle berries, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Redshank,2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 m Blackcap, 2 flocks of Long tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Siskin, 1 Little Grebe, 9 Teal, 3 Raven. (S Grose)

Wadebridge, Trewornan Bridge: 8 Cattle Egret flushed by 1 Osprey 11:16.(S Grose)

Devoran: 2 Osprey, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Knot. (M Pass, B Mellow)

Stithians Reservoir; Chapel Creek: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Barn Owl. (J St Ledger) Osprey also reported.

Wood Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Porthgwarra: Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat, 20 Wheatear, Willow Warbler, 2 Siskin, Wryneck. (M Wallace) Possible Barred Warbler reported at Three Chimneys.

Pendeen: 4 Sabine’s Gull, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 7 Common Scoter, 7 Arctic Skua, 3 Sandwich Tern. (S Rogers)

Lower Bosistow: juv Marsh Harrier. (M Ahmad)

Marsh Harrier, Mashuq Ahmad

Marazion: Little Stint and Curlew Sandpiper still present but mobile. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Wheatear. (DK Parker)

Dodman: 1 imm Pied Flycatcher, 1 imm Peregrine & 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull in milieu of Herring Gulls (P Kemp)

Lizard Point: 8 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat. (D Eva)

Anderton, Nr. Millbrook:  2 Cattle Egret in a field, with cattle. (D Sharp)

Cattle Egret – Deena Sharp

Torpoint: 60+ Oystercatchers, 1 Curlew, 1 x Mediterranean Gull. (D Sharp)

Sancreed: 2 Wheatear, Clouded Yellow. (D Flumm)

Colliford: 1 Osprey, 1 Common Sandpiper , 7 Dunlin, 19 Ringed Plover, 2 adult Yellow legged Gull (B Bosisto)

Downderry: 14 Ringed Plovers, 1 Dunlin, 1 Turnstone, 1 Sanderling (3 yesterday), 1 Wheatear and 8 White Wagtails along the beach. (A Payne)

Gannel Estuary: Osprey (Blue ring 260) am and pm. (R Ellis-Davies)

Padstow, Gunver Head: 1 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 11 Stonechat, 2 Skylark, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Grey Partridge in field directly behind the only tamarisk hedge, 2 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Lizard: 1 Wryneck Grochall, 1 Blue-headed Wagtail, 20 Yellow Wagtail Pistil Meadow, 2 Whinchat Hellarcher Valley, 1 Garden Warbler Caerthillean, c. 35 White Wagtail in various places. (I Maclean)