Wednesday 4th August 2021

Camel Estuary, Dinham Flats: Buff-breasted Sandpiper this afternoon. (D Julian)

Newlyn: Hooded Crow along Gurnick Road. (B Oates)

Nanpean: Tree Sparrow flew east at 8:20am. (B Bosisto)

Clapper Marshes: Wood Sandpiper still. (D Julian)

FalmouthSwanpool lake: Drake Scaup in eclipse still present. (T Wilson)

Siblyback: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper & 1 3CY Yellow-legged Gull (P Kemp)

Tresemple Pool: 11 Greenshank, 40 Redshank, 44 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 1 adult plus 7 juvenile Shelduck (D Eva)

Bradford: 3 Common Redstart (1 ad male, 2 juv – perhaps from separate broods). (K Dalziel)

Redstart, Kate Dalziel

Redstart, Kate Dalziel

Carbilly: 1 juvenile Northern Wheatear. (K Dalziel)

Wheatear, Kate Dalziel

King Arthur’s Downs: Black Darters breeding on bog pools, also Small Red Damselfly, Keeled Skimmer and Four-spotted Chaser. (K Dalziel)

Bodmin Moor: juv Cuckoo. (S Sanderson)

Polgigga: 2 Green Sandpiper over this afternoon. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra – Trevilley: 26 Sedge Warbler, 6 Willow Warbler, c20 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler, c200 Linnet. (R Veal)

Rumps and Pentire: 3 Woodpigeon, 5 Oystercatcher, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 45 Herring Gull, 5 Fulmar, 120 Gannet, 7 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Marsh Harrier (juvenile), 6 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 4 Skylark, 8 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 4 Whitethroat, 50 Starling, 1 Robin, 4 Stonechat, 5 Wheatear, 3 House Sparrow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 7 Rock Pipit, 35 Linnet, 25 Goldfinch, 3 Small Skipper, 7 Large White, 6 Common Blue, 2 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock, 1 Dark-green Fritillary, 4 Wall Brown, 15 Gatekeeper, 15 Meadow Brown, 12 Six-spot Burnet (M Scawen et al)

Late news, 3/8, Trevilley: 2cy Iceland Gull still present. (R Veal)

Late news, 3/8, Porthgwarra: Sooty Shearwater and 5 Balearic Shearwater reported past.

Scillonian news: Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater reported offshore Land’s End this evening.

Tuesday 11th May 2021

10/05 Lower Tamar Lake: Found, one camera. Please contact bird-news@cbwps.org.uk for details.

Late news, 10/05, Kit Hill: Hen Harrier in the Kit Hill area. Seen quartering field and landed in a tree. (E Bennett)

Hayle, Black Bridge: Lesser Yellowlegs present until 19.45 when it flew off calling in the direction of St Gothian. (D Flumm et al)

Lesser Yellowlegs – Mike Spicer

Lesser Yellowlegs – Dave Flumm

Davidstow Airfield: Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Golden Plover, 5 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, Sanderling, 5 Wheatear, 4 Skylark. (S Windle). Also, sp Curlew Sandpiper (S Windle, M Jordan).

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Curlew Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Golden Plover – Stevan Windle

Lizard village, Lloyds Lane: 1 Woodchat Shrike, 9 Whitethroat, 15 Swallow, 1 Blackcap, 10 Linnet. (I Grant/F Were)

Altarnun: Stock Dove. (M Jordan)

Kingsmill Lake: 3 Curlew, 5 Whimbrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 3 Mallard, 5 Black-headed Gull, with 1 Lesser & 2 Greater Black-backed Gull. (P Kemp)

Truro: 2 Swifts over the town. (M Costa)

Sancreed: Greenland Wheatear, 2 Cuckoo. (D Flumm)

Perranporth, Cligga Head: 3 Wheatear, 22 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin and 9 Common Whitethroats. (T Wilson)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 60 Swallow resting on bull rushes in the heavy rain, 2 Mallard with 5 ducklings, 1 Moorhen. (S Van Hear)

Cambourne, Knave-Go-By: 2 Great Spotted Wooodpecker. Also possible Bee-eater over heading north-west at approximately 3pm. (D King)

Carharrack: Red Kite circling over at 16.15. (W Chegwidden)

Hayle, Carnsew Pool: 9 Whimbrel, 4 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin. (J Eaton)

Hayle, Copperhouse Pool: 2 pairs Shelduck – one pair with 10 chicks. (J Eaton)

Stithians Res: 10 Whimbrel over.  Also, Linnet, Greenfinch, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Swallow, Blue Tit, Cormorant, Wren, Buzzard. (F Shortall)

Falmouth, Gylly Beach: Sanderling, Dunlin, 7 Turnstone. (M Broadbent)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 25+ Swifts. (M Broadbent)

Camel Trail, Dunmere: 3 Nuthatch, 2 Siskin, 4 Blackcap (3m&1f), 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Jay, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Coal Tit, 4 Swift, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 29 Sand Martin (many new nesting burrows). (S Grose)

Downderry: moving west, 0600-0800, 5 Great Northern Divers, 38 Gannet, 5 Fulmar, 14 Kittiwake and 210+ auks. Also an Arctic Skua flying east. (A Payne)

St Austell Bay: 11 Great Northern Diver, 1 Little Egret, 6 Manx Shearwater, 1 drake Eider. (B Bosisto)

Drift Reservoir: m Scaup. (D Flumm, I Grant, F Were).  Also 6 Swift (D Flumm). Also, 1 Bullfinch, 6 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 12 Swallow, 2 Great Creasted Grebe, 2 Sedge Warbler, 6 Linnet. (I Grant/F Were)

Gannel Estuary, Penpol Creek: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Croft Pascoe, Goonhilly: 4 Juv Siskin, Cookoo and 3 Swifts. (A Witheywood)

Siskin – A Witheywood

Siskin – A Witheywood

Cuckoo – A Witheywood

 

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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 )