Thursday 13th January 2022

Walmsley: 18 Glossy Ibis, 11 Greylag, Kingfisher. (A Lea, N Henderson)

Greylag Geese. Adrian Lea

Glossy Ibis. Adrian Lea

Kingfisher. Neil Henderson

Upper Tamar Lake: 3 Egyptian Geese, 3 Tundra Bean Goose,100 Canada Geese, 5 Great Crested Grebe , 3 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest. (S Windle)

Gillan Creek: 3 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 5 Mediterranean Gull (N R Rogers)

Colliford Lake: Immature White-tailed Eagle arrived from the W side at 1000hrs and spent all morning around fringes of the lake as viewed from the dam car park until at least 1300hrs . Successfully caught 2 fish in the Loveny arm devouring it each time on nearby bank.  1 Kestrel; 1 Buzzard (often interacting with Eagle for favoured perch in conifer); Eagle also flushed 6 European White fronted Geese (2 ad:4 juvs) shortly after they alighted on lakeside field. Also present 2 Ring-necked Duck (pr); 1 Slavonian Grebe; 1 Little |Grebe; 8 Great Crested Grebe; 8 Goosander (inc 5 males); 1 Little Egret; 1 Grey Heron; 2 Cormorant; 1m Pochard: 5 Teal: 15 Wigeon; 4 Mallard:143 Canada Geese; 1 Barnacle Goose; 4 Raven (2prs); 45 Fieldfare; 2m Bullfinch (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

White-tailed Eagle. Kate Dalziel

White-tailed Eagle. Kate Dalziel

Seaton: male Wigeon still present. In valley a calling Water Rail and 4 Marsh Tit. (A Payne)

Par Beach Pool: Bittern at dusk. (M Whittaker)

Bude: 5 Chiffchaff, inc 1 Siberian, 1 Mandarin, 10 Fieldfare, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Greenfinch and small numbers of Lapwing and Teal.(J & J Elvin.)

Fieldfare. John & Jenny Elvin

Mandarin. John & Jenny Elvin

Siberian Chiffchaff. John & Jenny Elvin

Newlyn Harbour: 1 1y Glaucous Gull, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black Redstart. (A McKechnie)

Glaucous Gull. Alex McKechnie

Black Redstart. Alex McKechnie)

Great Northern Diver. Alex McKechnie

Bodmin Moor: c 300 Golden Plover. 11 Yellowhammer. 25 Linnet. 1 Buzzard. 8 Meadow Pipit. 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Sanderson)

Golden Plover. Steven Sanderson


Marazion: 1 Yellow-legged Gull (adult winter on Longrock Pool) (N R Rogers)

Drift reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe. (B. Toms)

Trewey Common: 3 Yellowhammer. (B.Toms)

Penzance, Battery Rocks roost: 65 Sanderling, 8 Ringed Plover and 8 Purple Sandpiper. (T Mills)

Sanderling. Tony Mills

Stithians: 120 Lapwing, 6 Cormorant, 10 Teal, 10 Mallard, 150 Canada Goose, 1 Common Gull, 12 Snipe, 1 Grey Heron, 1m and 1f Reed Bunting, 1 Jay (S Van Hear)

Keveral Beach (west of Seaton): 3 Red-throated Diver, 6 Cormorant, 7 Shag, 18 Oystercatcher, 8 Turnstone. (D Spooner)

St Gothian Sands to Godrevy Point: 1 Snow Bunting, 2 Greylag Goose, 4 Gadwall, 1 Pochard, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Tufted Duck, 100+ Teal, 150+ Canada Goose, 2 Shelduck, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Chough, 18 Pied Wagtail, 7 Meadow Pipit, 6 Rock Pipit, 4 Fulmar, 6 Purple Sandpiper, 28 Curlew, 35 Oystercatcher, 23 Ringed Plover, 18 Sanderling, 14 Turnstone. (I Grant/F Were, D Flumm)

Snow Bunting. Dave Flumm

Snow Bunting. Dave Flumm

Snow Bunting. Dave Flumm

 Penzance, Sainsbury’s: Swallow. (D Flumm)

Truro, Sunny Corner: 1 Avocet (D Eva )

Par: 1 Kestrel , 7 Greenfinch. (C Hooper)

Greenfinch. C Hooper

Kestrel. C Hooper

Torpoint: 1- pair of Blackcap on feeders in my garden this morning. (D Allan)

Millbrook: 3 Blackcap (m+2f) on garden feeder. (B Taggart)

Late submission, 12/1, Penzance: 4 Blackcap visiting my garden at Tredarvah (2 m 2 f). (R Chiffers)

Late submission, 12/1, Longrock: 64 Curlew in field behind Longrock Pool. (T Mills)

Saturday 21st November 2020

Late news, 20/11, Manaccan: 37 Cattle Egret next to Choon Farm. (P Gay)

Late news 20/11, Newlyn harbour: 1 colour-ringed 2w Great Black-backed Gull (ringed as chick 27/6/19 in Dorset), also 1 m Black Redstart (on South Pier), c25 Turnstone, 2 Grey Wagtail and 1 Great Northern Diver. (T Mills)

Great Black-backed Gull – Tony Mills

Late news, 20/11, Lamorna Cove: 7 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

St Levan: Probable Eastern Lesser Whitethroat in 2nd clump of sallows to the north of the church. (M Wallace)

Eastern Lesser Whitethroat – Mark Wallace

St Buryan: Juv Rosy Starling in a private back garden for a 3rd day. (per D Flumm)

Rosy Starling – Dave Flumm

Lizard: Male Red-breasted Flycatcher still in the church graveyard/car park. (S Rowe et al.)

Video above by John Chapple.

Red-breasted Flycatcher – J Jones

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Graeme Willetts

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Graeme Willetts

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Steve Rowe

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Michael Mckee

Pendeen: 1 pale juv Long-tailed Skua at 08:35, 16 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 diver sp, 29 Common Scoter 07:40-11:00. (P Combridge) 3 Common Scoter, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Great Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater. (P Combridge)

Kenidjack valley: Willow warbler, 2 Chiffchaff (1 Siberian race P c tristis,1 nominate). (P Clarke)

Towan Head: Flock of 50+ Common Scoter still in the bay. Also Great Northern Diver and 3 Red-throated Divers. (M Lammas)

Penzance: 13 Purple Sandpiper off Jubilee Pool. (P St Pierre)

Newlyn: Yellow-browed Warbler, 2+ Chiffchaff, 1 Water Rail, 1 Grey Wagtail at Sandy Cove. (T Mills)

Lamorna Cove: 6 Black Redstart  (females or 1w males), 3 Grey Wagtails (N R Rogers)

Black Redstart – Nigel Rogers)

Black Redstart – Nigel Rogers)

Leswidden, St Just: Hen Harrier hunting over fields. (J Branscombe)

Trevose: 2 Snow Bunting at Trevose Head car park 12:10. (P Stephenson)

Swanpool: Great Northern Diver (J & D Chapman)

Poldhu: Snow Bunting still on 4th tee of Mullion Golfcourse, between Poldhu & Gunwalloe (J & D Chapman)

Porthgwarra: 9 Whooper Swans over and Snow Bunting at Roskestal. (M Wallace)

Zennor: 9 Whooper Swan. (P Oldcorn)

Croft Pascoe pool/woods: 1 Water Rail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 60+ Golden Plover, 1 Woodcock flushed, 1 Snipe. (J Jones, R Loonstyn)

Water Rail – J Jones

Golden Plover – J Jones

Minions, Bodmin Moor: c20 Golden Plover, 2 Ravens. (A Langdon)

Wadebridge,SE Camel Trail: 12 Teal, 5 Little Egret, 5 Meadow Pipet, c20 Redwing, 1 leucistic Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 21 Canada Geese, 2 Moorhen, c20 Long Tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Coal Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Dipper. ( A Taylor B Ide )

Camel Estuary: 7 Cattle Egret at Pink Creek late aternoon. (L Curry)

Chapel Amble: 1 Great White Egret (follow the road adjacent to Maltsters Arms signposted for St kew, walk past partially flooded field with sheep and egret has been feeding in the next grassy field all week), 1 Water Rail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 f Grey Wagtail, 1 Cattle Egret over, 1 Kestrel, 1 Stonechat, 1 Little Egret. (S Grose)

Upper Tamar Lake: 3 Goosander (2m 1f), 2 Redwing, 1 Merlin, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1f Goosander, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 3 Marsh Tit, 6 Willow Tit, 1 Nuthatch. (R Mudge)

Rosevanion: 3 Great spotted Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Woodcock, 1 Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: Black Redstart and Grey Wagtail by bottom of dam and 2 female Goldeneye by Southern Cut off. (G Kingdon)

St Ives: 1 Great Northern Diver near Smeatons pier and 1 Snow Bunting by the church on the Island. (G Sykes)

Siblyback Lake: Great Northern Diver reported by the hide this morning.

Troon: 1w/fem Black Redstart. (S Taylor)

Kennack Sands: 1 Black-throated Diver and 2 Great Northern Divers reported.

Saturday 19th September 2020

Late news, 18/9, Emblance Downs, Bodmin Moor: 1 Hen Harrier (m). (K Hambly-Staite)

Late news, 18/9, Showery Tor, Bodmin Moor: 1 Peregrine. (K Hambly-Staite)

Late news, 18/9, Boat Cove, Marazion: 1 Grey Plover, 1 Sanderling, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Turnstone, 4 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel. (S Van Hear)

Millbrook: 10 Cattle Egret in field with cattle near the Anderton turn off. ( D Sharp,C Buckland, M Beer)

Cattle Egret – Chris Buckland

Cattle Egret’s – Deena Sharp


Nanjizal: Great White Egret for it’s second day, Redstart and Lesser Whitethroat trapped. (K Wilson)

Devoran: Great White Egret at  Log Pond.  (P Le Patourel)

Tresemple Pool: 7 Cattle Egret, 1 Great Egret ( south), 1 Kingfisher, 6 Greenshank, 4 Pintail. ( D Eva )

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryans Field: 1 Great White Egret, 23 Sandwich Tern, 88 Curlew, 3 Bar tailed Godwit (+1 roadkill on main Rd), 4 Shelduck, 3 Dunlin, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose M Spicer) Semipalmated Sandpiper , Spotted Redshank and Curlew Sandpiper. (P Freestone)   1 Great White Egret, 1 Peregrine, 1 Knot, 49 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Baird’s Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (1st Winter), 4 Siskin. Carnsew Pool: 2 Grey Plover, 1 Knot, 12 Dunlin, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. Ryan’s Field: 1 Great Egret, 2 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint (ad) Seen on high tide roost together with Dunlin), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 34 Curlew, 12 Redshank (P. Nason).

Great Egret – Mike Spicer

Penzance, Wherrytown Rocks: 1 Common Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull. (S Grose)

Penzance: juv Pallid Harrier flew over heading West this evening. (M Elliott)

Hayle Harbour: 2 Kingfisher, 4 Linnet. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 5 Corn Bunting, 1m Reed Bunting, 7 Raven 1 f Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Kenidjack: 1 Firecrest plus 2 Wryneck at Kenidjack Castle. (J Waldon) 12+ Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat, Tree Pipit, Firecrest, 16 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler and 1 Wryneck. (P & S Rogers) Wryneck on north side of Kenidjack Valley in fields to right of path to Bottalack (cSW361327) + Whinchat. 5+ Spot Flycatcher and Pied Flycatcher in Kenidjack. Tree Pipit and 9 Siskin over. (P Marshall). 2 Wryneck, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 7 Firecrest, 2 Willow Warbler, 21 Chiffchaff, 16 Blackcap (B Dallas)

Land’s End/Nanjizal/Trevilley: 1 Wryneck, 20+ Wheatear, 1 Redstart, male Redstart, 3 Whitethroat plus Greenshank, Golden Plover and 2 Yellow Wagtail over. (P St Pierre)

Marazion Beach: 1 Ruff, 2 Knot, 1 Redshank, 5 Ringed Plover and 4 Sandwich Tern at Red River mouth. (L Proctor, M Ahmad) 26 Dunlin, 3 Sandwich Tern plus Common Snipe over. (MJ Spicer) 2 juv Little Stint. (S Rogers M Ahmad) 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Knot, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Sandwich Tern, 268 Black headed Gull. (S Grose) 2 Little Stint, 2 Knot, Redshank, 26 Dunlin, 4 Sandwich Tern, 6 Ringed Plover, Ruff, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit. (M Ahmad)

Ruff – Mashuq Ahmad

Knot (left) Ruff (middle) Common Redshank (right) – Mashuq Ahmad

2 Little Stint – Mashuq Ahmad

Ruff – Steve Rogers

Little Stint – Steve Rogers


Ruff – Mike Spicer

Knot – Mike Spicer

Drift Reservoir (members only): Pectoral Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, (all flushed by Peregrine) Little Egret, 5 Wigeon, 9 Teal, Grey Wagtail, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm) Great White Egret in the Red Lodge arm at 10:20. (M Ahmad)

Pectoral and Green Sandpipers Dave Flumm

Pectoral and Green Sandpipers Dave Flumm

Sancreed: Grey Heron over high west, 3 Kestrel, female Common Redstart, Whinchat, 11 Stonechat, 3 Chiffchaff. c1000 Swallow & c50 House Martin flew east in afternoon. (D Flumm)

Gannel Estuary: Osprey over the Fernpit. (J Jelbert) Osprey again late pm caught a fish. Also 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 90 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Cormorant, 2 Peregrine. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 2 Chough. (S Rowe)

Porthgwarra: Great Egret over with 3 Grey Heron at 09:40, also Lapland bunting on the moor, 8 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, Firecrest, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Greenshank. (M Wallace) 1 Great Egret, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Firecrest, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Lapland Bunting, 3 Whinchat, 18 Wheatear inc 1 Greenland race. (G Lawlor)

Polgigga: 1 male Great Spotted Woodpecker. (J Eaton)

Porthgwarra Moor around Carn-les-boel area: 1 Golden Plover, 11 Wheatear, 1 Raven, 2 Chough. (J Eaton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Great Egret briefly at 11:30 before flying off east. (L Proctor) 18 Little Egret, 1pair Gadwall, c8 Teal, 1 Cetti’s Warbler in song. (T Mills)

Little Egret’s – Tony Mills

Longrock Pool: 1 fem/imm Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cetti’s Warbler in song. (T Mills)

Nanquidno: 9 Yellow Wagtail and 1 poss Grey-headed Wagtail in horse field opp parking area. 2 Pied Flycatchers, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warbler. (R Augarde S Rogers) 2 Firecrest and 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (R Archer) 6 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey-headed Wagtail , 1 Willow Warbler. (B Dallas)

Yellow Wagtail showing somecharacteristics of race Thunbergi or Grey headed Wagtail – Richard Augarde

Yellow Wagtail showing some characteristics of race Thunbergi or Grey headed Wagtail – Richard Augarde

Botallack: Juv Hobby. (S & P Rogers).

Walmsley Sanctuary: 11 Cattle Egret, 6 Little Egret, 4 Common Snipe, 1 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Curlew, 1 Shoveler, 1 Water Rail,6 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Ruddy Shelduck, 200 House Martin, 25 Migrant Hawker (B Bosisto L Payne)

Camel Estuary: 1 Curlew Sandpiper from Commissioners Quay, near Molesworth Street Bridge. (D Reynolds)

Siblyback Lake: 2 Curlew,1 Little Ringed Plover, 7 Common Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin 1 Snipe, 20 Little Grebe, 6 Wheatear, 10 Meadow Pipit, 30 Pied Wagtail, 3 White Wagtail, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper (S Windle)

Pectoral Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Pectoral Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Maer Lake: 2 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2  Bar-tailed godwit, 19 Black-tailed godwit, 79 Dunlin, 3 Ringed plover, 5 Lapwing and 1 Snipe (A Roberts)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 26 Greenshank, 42 Redshank, 19+ Dunlin, 1 Knot, 1 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 80+ Curlew, 6 Cormorant, 12 Wigeon, 10 Mallard, 11 Little Egret & 89 Canada Geese. (P Kemp)

Restronguet Creek: 2 Osprey (The Osprey with the coloured ring was ringed near Monymusk, Aberdeenshire on 13th July 2017 and had been seen at Devoran later that year), 17 Brent Geese, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 25+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover, 50+ Dunlin, 100+ Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 100+ Curlew, 40+ Oystercatcher, 8 Turnstone, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger & Nigel Woods)

Osprey – John St Ledger

Osprey uncropped – John St Ledger

Osprey – John St Ledger

Godrevy: Juv Semipalmated Sandpiper roosting on rocks southwest of Godrevy Point at SW580429. (P Marshall M Ahmad)

Semi-palmated Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Semi-palmated Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Baird’s Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, 9 Common Sandpipers just north of Carnsew Pool SW553375. (P Marshall) 4 Grey Plover, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, juvenile Baird’s Sandpiper, juvenile Little Stint, 1 Knot at Carnsew. (B Dallas) 1 Great Egret, 16 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull at Lelant Saltings. (B Dallas)

Skewjack: Hen Harrier, Redstart & Tree Pipit. (M Wallace)

Penzance: Swallows moving east (c100 in 20 mins) over Heamoor. (P St Pierre)

Pendeen: Redstart, Whinchat, Firecrest, 17 Golden Plover this evening. (P Marshall)

Stithians: Great Egret at southern end this morning (S Taylor) 1 Ruff (L Langley)

Predannack Wollas – Soapy Cove – Kynance: 1 Wryneck, 1 Whinchat, 2 Merlin, 2 Peregrine, sev groups of Siskin over, 3 Snipe over, numerous Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps (J Chapman, S Bearhop, S Votier).

Caerthillean Cove: 1 Redstart, 1 Whinchat. (I Maclean)

Grade Marsh: 2 Pink-footed Geese in stubble fields opposite marsh, 120 White Wagtail in ploughed fields. (I Maclean)

Pink Footed Geese – Ilya Maclean



Tuesday 1st September 2020

Late News; Monday 31st August, St Agnes: Common Sandpiper, group of 3 Chough. (G Motley)

Late News; Monday 31st August, Kennack Sands : 9 Sanderling and 1 Knot. (M Jordan)

White Storks:
07:27, 22 flew south over Penzance MacDonalds across Mounts Bay. (P Walsh)
07:35, 22 storks headed west to Mousehole. (P Fraser)
07:45, 1 returned and flew over Penzance towards Badgers Cross. (D Flumm, P Fraser)
11:30, 21 storks at Sennen look out. (C Andrew, P Taylor)
11:52, 21 storks north over Cot valley. (N Wheatley)
12:00, 21 storks south over Cot valley. (N Wheatley)
12:04, 21 storks north over Cot valley. (N Wheatley)
12:20, 21 storks over Botallack. (J Swann)
12:37, storks heading north towards Pendeen. (J Swann)
12:52, 21 circling over Pendeen  (P Clement, P Combridge)

18:00,7 roosting on church at Church Cove; Lizard (T Blundon)

18:11, 7 flew over Soapy Cove (C Coombs)

Land’s End: 2 Tree Pipit, 3 Whinchat, 3 Siskin, Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, 2 Teal, 9 Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 3 Sedge Warbler and 4 Chough. (P St Pierre)

Trevescan: Great Egret flew north-east over Treeve Moor early morning. (Birdguides)

Porthgwarra: Wryneck still at end of 3 Chimneys’ lane by wooden gate, also Common Redstart. (H Bradshaw) Osprey flew east at 11:05. (P St Pierre) 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Garden Warbler (L Langley)

Nanjizal: 1 Dotterel at13:00h  on clifftop heath just east of Nanjizal Cove. Resting and snoozing(!) in the sun, flew west when Peregrine approached from east. Also minimum of 30 Wheatear in same area. (C & J Holter)

Dotterel – Colin & Janet Holter

Dotterel – Colin & Janet Holter

Crowlas: 2 Swift. (G.Healey)

Colliford Lake: 5 Teal, 1 juv Peregrine, 1 Osprey, 2 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear, 4th cycle Yellow-legged Gull (B Bosisto)

Wadebridge, Treraven Meadows: 2 Mandarin, 5 Ringed Plover, 11 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Red legged Partridge, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 16 Long tailed Tit. (S Grose)

Walmsley sanctuary: 1 Ruff, 2 Cattle Egret, 11 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper.  (A Langdon)

Constantine: 1 Whinchat, 1 Sedge Warbler (J&D Chapman)

Lizard Point: 15+ Yellow Wagtails with cattle. (S Kolodziejski)

Coverack: 30+ Swallows, 1 Stonechat, 1 Wryneck at Polcoverack (H Norton)

Stithians Reservoir: (West corner) 10 Ringed Plover ,12 Dunlin , 1 Greenshank, 3 Wheatear. Stuart hunching hide 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper early morning. Cattle Egret previously in field with cows between Golden Lion and Pen Marty. (S Turner et al) 1 Kingfisher. Also 2 Roe Deer. (J St Ledger)

Cattle Egret – John St-Ledger

Kingfisher- John St Ledger

Soapy Cove: 1 Wryneck, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Sparrowhawk (male), 1 Kestrel (male), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. Also 1 Hummingbird Hawk Moth. (J St Ledger)

Wryneck – John St Ledger

Hummingbird Hawkmoth – John St Ledger


Kynance, Surfers Car park: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Whinchat – John St Ledger


Downderry: 2 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plovers and a White Wagtail early this morning. (A Payne)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Green Sandpiper. (P Walsh)

Marazion: 1 Tree Pipit over Rosehill at 08:32, Osprey east over St Michael’s Mount at 13:30. (P Fraser)

Millpool (Private Garden): Beautiful Demoiselle Male, Southern Hawker,

Red Admiral, Comma, 6 Small Tortoiseshell, 7 Large White. (M Claughton)

Trenow Cove: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10+ Cormorant, 40+ Turnstone, 10 Ringed Plover, 7 Little Egret, 6 Pied wagtail, 2 Rock Dove, 2 Kestrel, 5 Swallow, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Raven, 4 Woodpigeon. (M Claughton)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Tree Pipit mobile around Griggs Quay, 4 (1 ad sum plum) Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Wigeon, c70 Teal, c50 Dunlin, c20 Ringed Plover and 1 small Canada-type Goose early am. (R Veal)

Ryans Field; Hayle: Kingfisher, Common Sandpiper. (J Witheywood)

Kingfisher – J Witheywood

Drift Reservoir: 1 Osprey (G Lawlor)

Sancreed: 2 Swift, Yellow Wagtail ssp?, 2 Whinchat, 3 Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Navax Point: 2 Turnstone on rocks and a Kingfisher flying east over sea close to coast. (G Motley)

Godrevy: 5 Sanderling and a Clouded Yellow butterfly and single Turnstone opposite lighthouse. (G Motley)

St Austell: Long-tailed Blue reported. (J Chapple)

Frogpool: 1 Red Kite. (S Saunders)

Newquay: 10+ Gannets, 3 Sandwich Tern, 6 Fulmar and 4 Chough overhead, seen whilst surfing at Great Western Beach. 1 Tawny Owl flew by and heard around 21:30 at Tregunnel Hill. (J Howells)

Treveal: 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 2 Grey Wagtail, 15 Blackcap, 6 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 30 Meadow Pipit. (S Rowe)

Park Head: 2 juvenile Kestrel, 6 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Golden Plover, 12 Wheatear (B Bosisto L Payne)

Golden Plover – B Bosisto

Juvenile Kestrel – B Bosisto

Clapper Marsh; Egloshayle: 1 Wood Sandpiper (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: 2 Spotted Redshank, 36 Greenshank roosted at Pinkson Creek this evening. 445 Oystercatcher roosting at base of Cant Hill (D Julian)

Halwyn: 1 Whinchat (D Julian)

Crowdy Reservoir: 11 Great crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 5 Common Sandpiper, 96 Lesser Black backed Gull, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,6 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Crossbill. (S Grose)

Castle an Dinas: 2 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Maer Lake: 2 Wood Sandpiper (Birdguides)

Nanjizal Valley: 196 birds ringed. Migrants included 10 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 45 Sedge Warbler + control, 29 Reed Warbler, 18 Grasshopper Warbler, 60 Blackcap, 4 Garden Warbler, 11 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher and a Tree pipit. (K Wilson)

Scillonian Crossing, Cornwall: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater. (Birdguides)

plr rrb

Friday 1st November 2019

Porth Joke late migrants walk: Saturday 2nd November cancelled due to poor weather forecast.

Late News, 31/10, Whitecross, Newquay: 4 Stonechat, 6 Robin, 60+ Fieldfare, 4 Song Thrush, 4 Blackbird, 8 Meadow Pipit, 30+ Skylark, 3 Yellowhammer, 20+ Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 5 Goldcrest, 15 Sparrow and 1 Buzzard. (S & D Thomas)

Sennen: Presumed adult Paddyfield Pipit and American Buff-bellied Pipit both still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. (P Aley et al.) View from public footpath from 4th field South West of Sennen school, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road.

Sound recording of Paddyfield Pipit by Mashuq Ahmad here

American Buff-bellied Pipit – Philip Carter

Walmsley Sanctuary:Scaup, 27 Cattle Egret. (J St Ledger)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet over field, chased by 5 Jackdaw at 08:00 (J Baker)

Lizard, Kynance Cove: Red-breasted Flycatcher in trees near the café. Church Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Collins)

The Lizard: 1 American Golden Plover heard flying South. Also 1 Dotterel still. (per M Pass)

Land’s End: 1m Red-breasted Flycatcher at Treeve Moor House. (K Wilson)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Black Redstart. (M Ahmad)

Wadebridge, Guineaport: 1m Mandarin with Mallard on the river at 07:45am.(S Grose)

Towan Head, Newquay: 2 Chough, unringed, behind Headland Hotel, small raft of Common Scoter (20+) from Point at 08:30 (M Lammas)

Tywardreath: Coal Tit (same bird on each occasion) – visiting garden feeder 4 times and hiding food in various locations in garden, 09:35. (R Barlow)

Lostwithiel: Water Rail beside the river this morning (M Surgey)

St Enodoc Golf Course: 5 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Skylark, 1m Yellowhammer, 1m Blackcap, 7 Song Thrush, 56 Rook. (S Grose)

Mabe Burnthouse: 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1f Blackcap, 41 Starling, 16 Goldfinch, 5+ Redwing in private garden. (D Chaney)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 female Common Scoter, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Coot, 4 Fieldfare. (R Veal)

Marazion: 1 Snow Bunting reported again on the beach. Also 3 Swallow, c90 Common Scoter. (R Veal) 1 imm Black Redstart in gardens along Green Lane. (DK Parker)

Newbridge: 1 Woodcock. (P Fraser)

Penzance: 1 Merlin over Morrab Gardens this afternoon (J Evans)

Wadebridge, Rivendell Estate:  12 Long-tailed Tit on feeders in back garden. (N Greaves)

Charlestown: 1m Blackcap (D Hastilow)


Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Late news 21/10,Penberth: Kite sp (probably red) over at 16:00. (N Milligan)

Penzance: Red-throated Diver again in the harbour. (L Proctor) 1 Purple Sandpiper,1 Common Sandpiper, 36+ Ringed Plover, 5 Sanderling, 40 Turnstone (C Zockler)

Porthgwarra: 2 Snow Bunting showing very well just South of coastguard, 1 (presumed released) White Stork,3 (probably 5) Ring Ouzel, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Woodlark over, 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear (presumed Greenland race), 6 Brambling, 13 Bullfinch, 4 Firecrest, 31 Goldcrest, 54 Siskin, 66 Redwing, 14 Fieldfare, 120+ Skylark, 420+ Stock Dove, c1000 Jackdaw, 1 Tawny Owl (60ft cover at 10:00). (R Veal et al.) Also 3 Lapland Bunting over 10:35. (M Wallace). 1 Common Whitethroat at Raftra Farm (P Wilson), 2 Swallow & Merlin at Bosistow Lane (D Balmer)

Snow Bunting, Reuben Veal

Land’s End: Short-eared Owl flew south.

Marazion: 5 Great Northern Divers (2 summer plumage), 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Wheatear. (D Balmer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Marsh Harrier (with green wing tag) at c10:55. (D Balmer, T Mills),1 Firecrest (D Balmer). Also 1 Cetti’s Warbler heard, 1 Common Darter and 2 Red Admiral butterflies. Plus 1 Kingfisher on Longrock Pool. (T Mills)

Hayle Estuary: 4 Pink-footed Geese still with Canada Geese at north end of Copperhouse Creek. Sub adult male Marsh Harrier (with green wing tag),1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, c70 Med Gulls, c100 Golden Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 17 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Dunlin 13 Cormorant. (DK Parker, D Eva)

West of Godolphin Bridge, near R Hayle: c 100 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush,1 Blackbird ,1 Sparrowhawk soaring to the east (C Richards)

Winnards Perch : 1 White Wagtail, 50 Redwing ( B Bosisto )

Trevose Head: 21 Turnstone, 12 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Fieldfare, 46 Woodpigeon, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Hooded Crow, 200 Skylark, 1 Corn Bunting (B Bosisto L Payne)

Trevone Bay: 4 adult Chough flying south at 2:30pm (D Wilson)

Crugmeer : 2 Buzzard, 3 Peregrine Falcon one with prey , 3 Grey Partridge, 53 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 52 Skylark, 194 Meadow Pipit, 1 Snipe, 101 Linnet on wires, 3 Kestrel, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Stonechat, 5 Raven, 5 Roe Deer, 1 Water Rail in flooded copse west of Tregirls Beach. (S Grose)

St Issey : 7 Mediterranean Gull at Trevibban Farm. (S Grose)

Penryn Campus vis mig (07.25-08.50): 1560 Redwing, 1250 Fieldfare, 3 Skylark, 11 Song Thrush, 34 Chaffinch, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Pied Wagtail. Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest (T Phelps, C Urquhart, M Doyle, M Broadbent)

Pendower Beach; Gerrans Bay: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 7 Great Northern Diver (4 in summer plumage), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk (female), 2 Raven. Also 1 pod of 30+ Common Dolphin, 3 Harbour Porpoise. (J St Ledger)

Great Northern Diver – John St Ledger

Veryan: 1 female Ring Ouzel (N Knight)

Charlestown: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (D Hastilow)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still in donkey paddock; also Pied Flycatcher.

Nanquidno: 4 Woodlark at Boscregan. Also 1 Brambling, 68 Stock Dove, 15 Golden Plover, 1 Swallow and 1 Firecrest. (N Wheatley)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Cattle Egret viewed from car park (D Balmer) 11.00 – 12.00: 1 Little Egret, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mallard, 2 Raven, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Wren, 2 Robin (M Webb)

Great-crested Grebe, M Webb

Sennen Cove: Male Vagrant Emperor ranging from surf school to lifeguard watchpoint to the east at 12:30. (J Lowen) 1 mink at Trinity Pool (J Hicks)

Church Cove, The Lizard: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 4 Goldcrest (J Witheywood) 5 Firecrest (I Maclean)

Lizard Youth Hostel: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler in hostel gardens (J Witheywood)

Lizard : 2 Richards Pipit reported in fields near Old Lizard Head then flew west towards Caerthillian Valley,1 Siskin, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 50 Linnet (T Phelps, M Doyle, M Broadbent) 1 Little Bunting in fields between Lizard Point and Housal Bay, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in Youth Hostel Garden,1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Brambling over, 3 Fieldfare 1 Jay, 1 Ringed Plover over, 2 Common Scoter past Lizard Point.(I Maclean). 1 Yellow-browed warbler at Gwavas Farm, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler near Kynance garage (S Bury)

Willow Warbler, J Witheywood

Coverack: 1 Little Auk in harbour within 20 metres of breakwater (D Child)

River Tamar – north of Cargreen : 13 Avocets ( A. Parker )

Rame Head: 2 Black Redstart,100+ Starlings,1 Fieldfare,100+ Linnet,11 Meadow Pipit, 20 Goldfinch, 2 Northern Wheatear,1 Corn Bunting,1 Blackcap,6 Goldcrest,5 Chiffchaff,3 Pied Wagtail,2 Peregrine,1 Kestrel,2 Raven,5 Stonechat,20+ Robins,12 Chaffinch (C Buckland M Beer)

Tamar Lakes: 1m Goosander (first of the winter), 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 13 Canada Geese, 2 Tufted Duck (1m 1f), 6 Coot, 15 Mallard, 2 Coal tit (R Mudge)




Thursday 14th February 2019

Just for Valentine’s Day. (John Chapple)

Late news, 13/2, Drift Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe and 4 Cattle Egrets visible from the car park. (J Swann)

Late news, 13/2, Loe Pool: Adult Kumlien’s Gull. (P Semmens)

Helston: Glossy Ibis on west side of Loe Pool at Penrose NT. (T Phelps) Helston Boating lake: Ring-billed Gull 1st winter. (S Bury)

Wadebridge: At least 55 Cattle Egret off Bradford’s Quay this morning. (S Grose, D Julian)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Adult Kumlien’s Gull briefly at 11:20 before flying off towards Mount’s Bay. (M Ahmad)

Kumlien’s Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Kumlien’s Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Kumlien’s Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint in flooded field behind Maltsters pub.

Coverack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Pallas’s Warbler, Goldcrest, on sea 4 f Eider ducks and large numbers of Razorbills. (C Buckland)

Goonhilly Down: Male Hen Harrier. (C Buckland)

Nanquidno: 1w Iceland Gull at top of valley, presumably the Cot bird? (C Moore)

Land’s End: Black Redstart still in Land,s End car park. (J Miller)

Penzance: Chiffchaff singing this morning. (R Veal) Jubilee Pool: 60+ Sanderling, 15 Turnstone, 6 Dunlin, 18 Purple Sandpiper. (M Webb)

Sanderling – Martin Webb

Sanderling – Martin Webb

Marazion Marsh: 1 Bittern. (D Chadwick) 14 Canada Geese, 5 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, 2 (m & f) Mallard, 2 Mute Swan, 2f Stonechat. (M Webb)

Grey Heron – Martin Webb

Stonechat – Martin Webb

United Downs Recycling Facility: 1 Raven cronking overhead at 11:30. (RB Girling)

Camel Trail  (Guineaport Road, Wadebridge towards Bodmin): 1 Red legged Partridge, 1 Common Sandpiper, Teal, Grey Wagtail, Wigeon, Little Egret, Redshank. (C&J Duffy)

Camel Trail (Wadebridge towards Tregunna): Dunlin, Black tailed Godwit, Golden Plover, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Shelduck, Cormorant, Little Egret, Oystercatchers, Mute Swans. (C&J Duffy)

Carnewas / Bedruthan Steps:1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

St Eval: 1 Barn Owl at Merlin Golf club. (S Grose)