Monday 10th May 2021

Late News, 09/05, Trevose: 20+ Skylark, 7 Oystercatcher. (C Taylor)

Late News, 09/05, Camel Estuary: 7 Whimbrel, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 12 Black Headed Gull, 2 Shelduck, 4 Oystercatcher. (C Taylor)

Walmsley: female Blue-winged Teal still present. Please remember that all of the hides remain closed until current Covid-19 restrictions change. This applies to both members and none members and will change as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. As a precaution additional barriers have been added to both Walmsley hides today.

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper still on airfield with 5 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin and a Sanderling. (J Turner)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Pete Roseveare

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Pete Roseveare

Lizard: Yellowhammer, Balearic Shearwater (M Broadbent) Also, 1 Sooty Shearwater west at 8.30 and a summer plumage Great Northern Diver. (D Collins)

Traboe Cross, Goonhilly: 1 Willow Warbler. (S Chandler)

Penrose, Helston: Goldcrest and Long-tailed Tit. (A Witheywood)

Porthgwarra: 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, c200 Swallow. Also Blue Tit nest with recently hatched chicks. (R Veal) Also, 1 Great Northern Diver. (N Rogers)

Pendeen: 1 Great Northern Diver. (P Combridge)

Drift Reservoir: drk Greater Scaup in NW arm, c20 Swift. (R Veal, D Flumm)

Greater Scaup – Reuben Veal

Greater Scaup – Dave Flumm

Greater Scaup – Dave Flumm

St Austell Bay: 5 Great Northern Diver, 24 Whimbrel. (B Bosisto)Truro: 1 Siskin in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Par Beach: pair Mute Swan with 8 cygnets. (B Bosisto)

Gannel Estuary: singing male Lesser Whitethroat. (B Bosisto)

Camel Trail, Quineaport /Polbrock: 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 12 Goldcrest, 8 Shelduck, 8+ Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 1 pr nesting Mute Swan, 2 Siskin, 3 m Blackcap, 2prs of Grey Wagtail, 7 Song Thrush, 2 Marsh Tit. (S Grose)

Rock: 1 m Sparrowhawk, 1 pr Coal Tit (5 juv in nest within a drystone wall) from a private garden. (S Grose)

Dobwalls: Our first House Martin of the year, flying over the garden with 5 Swifts. (C&J Duffy)

Maer Lake: 1 Whimbrel and many hirundines. (J Turner)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Willow Tit, lots of hirundines including a few Swifts. (J Turner)

Downderry (06.00-09.00): 22 Great Northern Diver, 24 Kittiwake, 7 Fulmar, 91 Manx Shearwater, 1 Common Gull, 2 Common Scoter, 107 Gannet, 93 Auks, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Whimbrel & 3 Swallow. (A Payne) Also, 210 Manx Shearwater, 143 Gannet, 128 Auks & 1 Swift ( P Kemp)

Landrake: 5 Great Northern Diver over heading west this morning. (P Aley)

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Sunday 9th May 2021

Late News, 08/05, Mount’s Bay: 10 Common Scoter. (P Fraser)

Newlyn: 1st winter American Herring Gull still showing well on beach near to south pier. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Walmsley: female Blue-winged Teal still present, 2 Hobby, 1 Sparowhawk, 2m Shoveler, 2 Teal (including possible intersex bird), 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, c30 Swift, c150 Swallow, c50 Sand Martin, c20 House Martin. (S Marquis, S Rowe, D Eva, J Ryan et al)

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 12 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Golden Plover. (S Rowe, D Eva, J Ryan et al)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Steve Cox

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – John Ryan

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Steve Cox

Skewjack: 1 singing Wood Warbler, 2 Turtle Dove, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Siskin & Painted Lady. (M Wallace)

Crows-an-Wra: Golden Oriole flew north over A30. (Birdguides)

Porthgwarra: (06.00 – 10.00) 1ad Pomarine Skua (08.19) in close, 15 Puffin, 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Skua, 100 + Kittiwake, 3 Whimbrel, several thousand Manx Shearwater and auks, 2nd Cal Glaucous Gull. (S. Rogers, B Mellow) In addition, 2 Willow Warbler singing, 2 Whitethroat, Linnet, Blackcap, Meadow Pipit, Stonechat, 3+ Chiffchaff, Fulmar, Gannet, Manx Shearwater, Kittiwake, Swallow, Sand Martin. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Drift Reservoir: 10 Swift. (D Flumm)

St Gothian Sands NR: 35 Sand Martin, 7 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail. (D Flumm) Also, female Mute Swan from nesting pair has sadly been killed and male is on island angrily chasing Canada Geese. This chasing caused one of the goslings to go too close to the roosting gulls and it was killed by a Great Black Backed Gull! 20+ Swifts, 2 House Martins, 2 Peregrines, 60+ Sand Martins, 2 Rock Pipits, 5 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, Whitethroat. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Hell’s Mouth: 80+ Swallows all flying south, 2 Swifts, 1 Whitethroat, Guillemot, Razorbill, Shag, Cormorant, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, 20+ Fulmar, 8 Gannet. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Whimbrel, 22 Ringed Plover, 61 Dunlin, 12 Sanderling. (D Flumm) Also, 1 Redshank, c20 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper. (R Veal) In addition, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Little Egret, 2 Canada Goose. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Mixed Wader Flock – Dave Flumm

Mixed Wader Flock – Dave Flumm

Foage Valley: 2 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, female Merlin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth: 2 Great Northern Diver (in summer plumage), 1 Guillemot. (J St Ledger)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 1 summer plumage Great Northern Diver 300m offshore. (J Irvine)

Great Northern Diver – John Irvine

Great Northern Diver – John St Ledger

Feock: 3 juvenile Starling in private garden. (K Dalziel)

Juvenile Starling – Kate Dalziel

Juvenile Starling – Kate Dalziel

Mawgan Porth: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 5 Sedge Warbler, 8 House Martin, 9 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow. (P Roseveare)

Padstow: 1 Common Gull, 1 Scandinavian Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Whimbrel, 4 Turnstone, 2 Swift. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Tregunna, Camel Estuary: 1 Grey Plover, 59 Ringed Plover, 220 Dunlin, 5 Whimbrel, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Black-headed Gull, 2 Swift. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Tregonetha Downs: 3 m Yellowhammer, 7 Linnet. (S Grose)

Lanivet, St Benets Abbey: 3 Marsh Tit, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Swift. (S Grose)

Cardinham Woods: 2 Mistle Thrush, 1m Blackcap, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 f Redstart. (S Grose)

Bodmin Parkway Station: 26 Rook nests. (S Grose)

Lanhydrock: 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Nuthatch, 3 Siskin, 4 Mistle Thrush, 3 Song Thrush,1 Cuckoo, 4 Grey Wagtail, 9 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap 3 Jay, 9 Coal Tit, 7 Linnet, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Dipper (on stream north of Cross Cottage). (S Grose)

St Breward: 1 Dipper, 1 Kingfisher on river Camel. (S Grose)

Siblyback Reservoir: Sand & House Martin, 2 Garden Warbler (Hide Area), Treecreeper with fledgling, Blackcap, Little Grebe, Little Egret, Kestrel, Swift, Swallow, Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Song Thrush, Chiff Chaff. (L Birtwistle)

Alex Tor to Rough Tor: Merlin, Cuckoo heard. (S Finch)

Downderry: moving west until 0845 were 3 Common Scoter (also 8 east), 4 Great Northern Diver, 162 Gannet, 4 Manx Shearwater, 4 Fulmar, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Common Gull and c70 auks. Inshore 8 Whimbrel and a Grey Seal. (A Payne)

Maer Lake, Bude: 1f Pintail, 1m Teal, 6 Shelduck, 1 Mute Swan, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Black-headed Gull, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 House Martin, c90 Sand Martin, c45 Swallow, 1 White Wagtail. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

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Saturday 8th May 2021

 

Late news, 05/05/2021 Mousehole: Eider on rooftop, 6 Badgers. (P Semmens)

Eider & Badger – Paul Semmens

Late news, 07/05/21, Colliford Lake: 1 Great Crested Grebe. (G Montague)

Late news, 07/05/21, Buttermilk Hill: 2 Cuckoos. (V Stratton)

Late news, 07/05/21, St. Ives: 4 Swifts over the town. (V Stratton)

Newlyn: 1st winter American Herring Gull still showing well on beach near to south pier. (S Grose, M Broadbent), also 8 Sandwich Tern, Great Northern Diver. (M Broadbent) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Guillemot, 11 Turnstone, 68 Great Black Backed Gull,(inc 2nd winter bird with red plastic ring on right leg W:347) 9 Lesser black backed Gull,  2 Rock Pipit, 1 Collared Dove ( on the tide line and appeared to be eating seaweed), (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary: female Blue-winged Teal still. (M Broadbent)

Davidstow Airfield: Buff-breasted Sandpiper. Between 8 and 9am close to, but not with, the Dunlins and Ringed plovers, moving around the airfield. (N Moore) 2 Sanderling and Golden Plover with Dunlin and Ringed Plover flock. (M Broadbent)

Marazion & Longrock: 45 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 14 Sanderling. (D Flumm) 6 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Sand Martin, 3 House Martin all at the new scrape /pool, 34 Lesser Black Backed Gull at Red River mouth. (S Grose)

Jubilee Pool: 14 Purple Sandpiper, Sanderling, 2 Whimbrel, 40 Dunlin. (M Broadbent) 31 Purple Sandpiper, 26 Ringed Plover, 19 Turnstone. (S Grose)

Pennance Point:  2 Dunlin, 39 Whimbrel, Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 28 Sanderling, 10 Turnstone, 11 Kittiwake, 78 Manx Shearwater and Gannets. (M Broadbent L Langley)

Poldhu Valley and Beach: Herring Gull: 6 House Martin, 2 Cettis Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Moorhen,10 Rook, Blackbird, Pheasant, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Dunnock,Kestrel (m), 3 Jackdaw, pair Mallard, Magpie, Pied Wagtail, Woodpigeon, Great Black Backed Gull, 2 Crow, Rock Pipit, pair Linnet, Chiffchaff, Wren, Chaffinch. (P Day)

College Reservoir: 80 Swallow, 20 House Martin, 10 Sand Martin. (C Benton)

Camel Estuary nr. Wadebridge: 1 Barnacle Goose in with 6 Shelduck. (R. Bullman)

Foxhole: 15 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow. (L Bosisto)

Downderry: 15 Whimbrel and a Bar-tailed Godwit at mid-day. (A Payne)

Please note bullocks in field on the footpath to Walmsley Sanctuary can be quite frisky at the moment so it is worth being aware if you are planning a visit over the weekend.

 

 

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Friday 7th May 2021

Late News, 06/05, Sharptor: 1 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 5 Stock Dove, 2 Magpie, 3 Swift, 5 Swallow, 1 f. Redstart, 1 Stonechat, 3 Goldfinch, 3 Robin, 1 Wren. (M & R Frost)

Walmsley: 1 Blue-winged Teal still, 7 Cattle Egret, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Gadwall (male), 3 Shoveler (male), 8+ Teal. Also numbers of Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler. (J St Ledger, S Williams)

Blue-winged Teal – John St Ledger

Newlyn Harbour: American Herring Gull still. (S Finch)

Davidstow Airfield: Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present this evening. (M Worden) Also 2 m Reed Bunting, 3 Skylark, 3 Linnet, 3 Buzzard, 2 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat. (S Grose)

Late Photo, 6/5: Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Mark Worden

Late Photo, 6/5: Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Mark Worden

St Anthony Head: 1 Little Stint (Birdguides)

The Mouls: 2 Puffin, 40+ Razorbill, 70+ Guillemot. (J St Ledger)

Bude: Osprey high over Bude heading East at 09:15 (R Maye). 1 Little Ringed Plover at Maer Lake this evening with 3 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin and 2 Common Sandpiper. (S Border)

Watch Croft: 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 1 Swallow. (A McKechnie)

Grasshopper Warbler – Alex McKechnie

Goonhilly Downs: 1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling, 3 Cuckoo (2 males calling, 1 female observed in flight mobbed by 3 Meadow Pipits). (M Ravine)

Lands End Airport area: 1 m Wheatear on airfield,  22 Whimbrel at Gurland Farm, 1 Swift with hirundines at Brea, 1 Raven, 2 singing Whitethroat and 1 Willow Warbler in area. (T Mills)

Hannafore: (12:40 to 13:15) 1 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 1 Little Egret, 14 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Swallow.  (M & R Frost)

St Mawes: Hobby. (D Flumm)

Hobby – Dave Flumm

Hobby – Dave Flumm

Buttermilk Hill: Hobby and 2 Raven mid afternoon. (J Eaton)

St Just In Roseland: 24 Whimbrel. (D Flumm)

Marazion: 1 Great Northern Diver in Mount’s Bay at 08:00, 2 Whimbrel in at Marazion Beach at 13:00 and 2 Sandwich Tern on Great Hogus at 18:00. (P Fraser)

Crowdy Reservoir: Dam area – 1 Cuckoo, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Redstart, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 19 Goldcrest, 2 Wheatear, 1 Meadow Pipit, 3 Coal Tit, 1 Siskin over. Hide area – 1 Cuckoo, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 m Reed Bunting, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Siskin. (S Grose)

Lower Moor Plantation: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Tawny Owl, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Raven. (S Grose)

Camelford: 1 Little Egret, 2 Wheatear in field with cattle at Trenuth Farm. (S Grose)

Trevilley: 2 (m&f) flavissima Yellow Wagtail. (R Veal)

Minions to Sharptor: 3 pairs of Wheatear plus 1 female. 2 Yellowhammer. (K Dalziel)

Yellowhammer – Kate Dalziel

Higher Stanbear: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Marsh Tit. (K Dalziel)

Tolcarne, St Day: Red Kite circling at 10.40am. (R Davies)

Malpas: Male Siskin feeding chick at our bird feeder. At least 3 further adults also coming to feeder regularly. (A Hill)

Truro: 2 Swift over. (M Costa)

Penzance: Swift (K Farquhar)

Lostwithiel: 6 Swift, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Moorhen. (B Ross)

The Lizard: 1 Wheatear, Swallows, House Martins, Sand Martins, Whitethroat, 10 Magpie. (D Collins)

Falmouth: Swallows mating, Whitethroat. (J Irvine)

Chacewater: Red-legged Partridge in private garden. (R Loader)

Red-legged Partridge – R Loader

Thursday 6th May 2021

Walmsley: Blue-winged Teal still, seemingly paired with a drake Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 8 Teal (including probable intersex still), 3 Coot, c25 Shelduck, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, c150 Swallow, c30 Sand Martin, c20 House Martin, 12 Swift, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Red-legged Partridge. (M Broadbent, R Veal et al)

Blue-winged Teal, Adrian Langdon

Blue-winged Teal, Adrian Langdon

Blue-winged Teal, Adrian Langdon

Drift Reservoir: c200 Swallow. (D Flumm)

Mount’s Bay: 5 Sandwich Tern, 7 Dunlin, 1 Turnstone. 16 Purple Sandpiper at Battery Rocks. (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Swift, 2 House Martin, 30 Sand Martin, 35 Swallow. (D Flumm)

Swift, Dave Flumm

Swift, Dave Flumm

Kingsmill Lake: 28 summer plumage Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover, 5 Whimbrel, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-tailed Godwit & 39 Shelduck (P Kemp)

Newquay Golf Course: 31 Whimbrel ( H & M Taylor)

Sancreed: 2 Cuckoo, Garden Warbler. (D Flumm)

Davidstow Airfield: Buff- breasted Sandpiper with Ringed Plover briefly 16.05. Flushed by fast passing car and both flew off high. Re-found 17.50 at far north of airfield. (B Craven)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Brian Craven

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Brian Craven

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Brian Craven

Rosemullion: 20 Whimbrel at Rosemullion Head, Thursday 6 May, (P McCartney)

Nanpean: 11 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Whitethroat, Wheatear, 8 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin. (B & L Bosisto)

Foxhole: Cuckoo, Osprey, 5 Swift, 5 juvenile Starling. (B & L Bosisto)

Hayle: Grey Plover, 3 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, 25 Whimbrel, 6 Turnstone, (M Broadbent)

Park Head: Corn Bunting, (M Broadbent)

Pendower: 15 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver. (D Widerscope)

Trevose: 1 Yellow Wagtail heard, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Wheatear. (R Veal)

Camel Estuary: 90 Oystercatcher, c40 Curlew, 15 Whimbrel, 12 Dunlin and 1 Tawny Owl roosting in open. (R Veal)

Royal Cornwall Showground: 3 Red-legged Partridge. (R Veal)

Falmouth, Penance Mill Farm: 1 Common Crane flying low disturbed by chainsaw noise heading towards Swanpool area @14:30 (C Lovatt)

Dobwalls: 3 Swift low flying and screaming around the Village Hall (C&J Duffy)

Stepper Point: 5 Swift, 2 Wheatear, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Skylark, Swallow, 3 Fulmar, Herring gull, Guillemot, (M Scawen)

Rame – Penlee: Rame Head – Polhawn – Penlee ( and back) …64 Whitethroat ( majority singing birds) , 29 Chiffchafff , 14 Blackcap , 2 Wheatear, 18 Swallow , 3 Swift ,2 Shelduck , 4 Whimbrel , 1 2nd summer Mediterranean Gull (following plough ) (K Pellow )

Wednesday 5th May 2021

Late news, 4/5, Walmsley: Blue-winged Teal. (D Sharp)

Blue-winged Teal, Deena Sharp

Blue-winged Teal, Deena Sharp

Blue-winged Teal, Deena Sharp

Walmsley: female Blue-winged Teal still present, often in company with male Shoveler, 1 ‘channel-type’ Yellow Wagtail, 2 Gadwall, 10 Shelduck, c12 Teal, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, c100 Swallow, c30 Sand Martin, 4 Swift, 1 Little Grebe. (A Langdon, S Rowe, T Carson)

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

Gerrans Bay, Roseland: 6 Black-throated Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 3.00pm. (D Hall)

Gweek River (opposite Seal Sanctuary): 21 Whimbrel. (J St Ledger)

Croft Pascoe: 1 pair Crossbill, 3 Siskin, 4 Swift, 1 Cuckoo. (J St Ledger)

Crossbill, John St Ledger

Penryn: 2 Siskin, 2 Bullfinch,1 Greenfinch in garden. (W Bowden, T Johnson, P Oldcorn)

Sancreed: 7 Swift. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 11 Swift, 30 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 15 Sand Martin, 7 Whimbrel, 2 Reed Warbler, 24 Canada Geese including two broods of 2 & 3 goslings. (D Flumm)

House Martin, Dave Flumm

Sand Martin, Dave Flumm

Boscundle Woods: 1 m Siskin feeding juvenile. (I Stewart)

Playing Place: 9 Buzzards in flight, 50 Herring Gulls in flight, 4 male Pheasants (1 dark phase). (T.Hall.)

Ventongimps Moor: 1 Swift (C+J Keast)

Goonhilly Downs: 4 Swift, 1 Buzzard, 8 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, 3 Skylark, 1 Blackbird, 1 Willow Warbler, numerous Stonechat. (H Norton)

Willow Warbler, Helen Norton

Bude: 2 Sparrowhawk circling over rugby pitch. (R Maye)

Chapel Amble: 3 Swift, 9 House Martin, 3 Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Little Egret, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Grey Heron. (S Grose)

St Kew Highway: 1 Red Kite, 7 Buzzard. (S Grose)

New Polzeath: 7 Puffin (distantly picked up from Com Head), 1 Sparrowhawk at altitude. (S Grose)

Polwheveral Creek: 1 Whimbrel. (D Collins)

Constantine: 1 Dipper near Sewage Treatment works. (D Collins)

Siblyback: 8 Song Thrush, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Wren, 4 Great Tit, 10 Goldfinch, 2 Dunnock, 4 Willow Warbler, female Blackcap, Chiffchaff (large number heard). (R Napp)

Chiffchaff, Rick Napp

West Looe to Talland: 2 Swallow, 8 Goldfinch, Robin, Blue tit, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Linnet, 5 Whitethroat (3 only heard), 4 Stonechat, 5 Chiffchaff, Chaffinch(m, f), 12+ Dunnock, 6 Cormorant, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, Herring gull, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, 1 Common Buzzard,1 Pied Wagtail. (T. Wilkinson)

Linnet, Trevor Wilkinson

The Rumps and Pentire: 4 Fulmar, 5 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, 4 Shag, 4 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 40 Herring Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Puffin, 40+ Guillemot, 15 Razorbill, 4 Woodpigeon, 5 Skylark, 25 Swallow, 8 Rock pipit, 4 Stonechat, 1 Song thrush, 4 Blackbird, 4 Wheatear, 5 Whitethroat, 3 Jackdaw, 6 Carrion crow, 18 Goldfinch, 2 Grey Seal (M Scawen et al)

Downderry: 8 Whimbrel, a Curlew, a Reed Warbler and 9 Swallows along the coast early morning. (A Payne)

Sunday 08 April 2012

Late News 06/04 Hell’s Mouth: 3 Cormorant nests with blind young. 1 nest containing 1 blind young + 3 eggs, one nest with 2+ blind young, one nest with 4 blind young. (S Taylor)

Late News 06/04 Stithians Reservoir:Breeding confirmed for Carrion Crow and Long-tailed Tit. (S Taylor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Egret, 14 Grey Heron, 8 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 2 Shelduck, 9 Mallard, 4 Teal, 14 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 2 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, c60 Sand Martin, 2+ Swallow, 1 Wheatear, 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 4 Oystercatcher on the beach. (D Parker, L Proctor, C Barnard & B Sharples)

Penzance: 1w drake Surf Scoter still off Jubilee Pool by the Gear pole along with Eider and Great Crested Grebe. (L Proctor)

Land’s End: Iceland Gull flew south. (P St Pierre)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): Female Blue-winged Teal still (photo with Redshank, Greenshank, Ruff, Black-tailed and Bar-tailed Godwit) 1 summer plumage Spotted Redshank (photo) 9 Ruff, 51 Common Redshank, 2 Knot, 9 Greenshank, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler (photo), 1 House Martin and 30+ Sand Martin. (C Selway)

Falmouth/Swanpool: 3 Sandwich Tern at high tide on passage from Castle to beyond Pennance Point. (J St Ledger)

Windmill Farm:Marsh Harrier, 12 Willow Warblers, numerous Chiffchaffs, Bullfinch, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrels and 4 Buzzards. Also seen earlier Peregrine, Swallow and Grey Heron. (CBWPS walk per D Wright)

Stithians Reservoir:16 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Goldeneye, 5 GC Grebe, 20 Tufted Duck, 5 Coot, 13 Mallard, 5 Wigeon, 3 Heron, 4 LBB Gull inc one ringed (suspected of being a German bird), 42 Herring Gull, 6 Cormorant, 7 Teal, 2 Little Grebe and 1 Moorhen. Also 7 Chiffchaff and 11 Willow Warbler singing. Meadow Pipit viewed collecting nest material, plus nests found for Wren and Chaffinch. (S Taylor)

Rosewall Hill, St Ives: 2 Ring Ouzels on the slopes between Rosewall Hill and what is known locally by some as Buttermilk Hill to the west. Park at approx SW486394 and walk south and east to search. (N Climpson & S Rogers)

Ring Ouzel, N Climpson. More photos on Steve Roger’s Blog here.

Par: Ring-necked Duck and Bittern still at Par Beach pool.

Sennen: Juv Iceland Gull in fields at Trevescan.

St Just: 2w Iceland Gull at Jericho Farm.