Tuesday 27th April 2021

Late News, 26/04, Kenidjack: 1f Black Redstart, 11+ Wheatear, 2 Sedge Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler. Also, probable Locustella type warbler, but only seen very briefly, opposite allotments.(P Clarke)

Late News, 26/04, Stithians: 2 Great Crested Grebes mid afternoon. (S&R Whitwam)

Late Photo, 26/4, Nanquidno: Woodchat Shrike. (S Windle)

Woodchat Shrike 26/4 – Stevan Windle

Woodchat Shrike 26/4 – Stevan Windle

Treeve Moor, Lands End: 1 Eastern Subalpine Warbler,1 Tree pipit, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap,1 Moorhen, 1 Rock pipit, 5 Song Thrush, 6 Blackbird, 2 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 6 Common Whitethroat, 5 Chaffinch,10 Linnet and 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Windle)

Eastern Subalpine Warbler – Stevan Windle

Ring Ouzel – Stevan Windle

Tree Pipit – Stevan Windle

Hayle, Carnsew Pool: 7 Whimbrel, 4 Turnstone, 1 Oystercatcher, 5 Little Egret, 1 Great Black-backed Gull (J Baker)

Stithians: 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Swallow, 2 Cormorant, 5 Canada Goose, 4 Linnet, 2 Buzzard, 1 Pheasant (S Van Hear)

Dinham Flats, Camel Estuary: 1 Osprey fishing this morning. (C Selway)

Bude Marsh: 2 Cattle Egret (Helen Wilkins)

Lizard: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 20 Whimbrel, 5 Wheatear, 1 male Whinchat, 50 Swallow north, 5 House Martin north. (D Collins)

St Dennis Quarry: Cuckoo (J Howells, V Hall)

Cuckoo – J Howells, V Hall

Cuckoo – J Howells, V Hall

Tredinney CommonPurple Heron flying east overland towards Drift between Tredinney Common & Chapel Carn Brea at 1530hrs. Appeared to come from direction of the ponds at Nanquidno. (J Hawkey)

Siblyback: 10 Willow Warblers, Sedge Warbler, Little Egret, 4 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, Cuckoo (heard only), 8 Great tit, Treecreeper. (R Napp)

Treecreeper – Rick Napp

Sedge Warbler – Rick Napp

Perranporth, Cligga Head: Male Common Redstart, 6 Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 4 Swallow. (T Wilson)

Tywarnhayle: (15.00 – 15.30) 1 Buzzard, 1 Woodpigeon, 4 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Great Tit, 3 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch. (RB & PC Girling)

Dowran, Sancreed: 9 Wheatear, 3 Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 2 Ring Ouzel, 3 Wheatear, Sedge Warbler, 10 Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 6 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff. 10 Swallow & 4 Sand Martin north. (D Flumm)

Botallack: Common Redstart, 9 Wheatear, 5 Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Carn Gloose: c150 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin north. 12 Whimbrel, 3 Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Ring Ouzel – Dave Flumm

Ring Ouzel – Dave Flumm

Ring Ouzel – Dave Flumm

Bodmin Moor, Stowe’s Hill: 2 Cuckoo, 1 pair Common Redstart, 6 Yellowhammer, 8 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Bodmin Moor, Sharp Tor: 1 pair Common Redstart (near stables), 5 Wheatear, 4 Swift circling overhead. (J St Ledger)

Bodmin Moor, Withey Brook Marsh: 1 pair Whinchat, 1 Cuckoo, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel (hovering), 1 Sparrowhawk (over). Also 5 Red Deer. (J St Ledger)

Common Redstart – John St Ledger

Whinchat – John St Ledger

Yellowhammer – John St Ledger

Foxhole: 2 Grasshopper Warbler. (B Bosisto)

Porthilly Point: 30+ Sand Martin, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Heron, 19 Oystercatcher, 2 Skylark, 1 Osprey, 1 m Peregrine, 4 Rock Pipit. (S Grose)

Lanivet: 2 Marsh Tit, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Reed Bunting,1 House Martin, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven over, 1 Skylark, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Stonechat, 11 Linnet, 1 Red legged Partridge. (S Grose)

Tresaddern: 25 Raven, 1 Yellowhammer, 6 Linnet, 4 Skylark, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Red legged Partridge, 3 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 4 Corn Bunting (S Grose)

Par, Spit Beach: 9 Eider (3 female), 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Dunlin, c30 Oystercatchers, 6 Sandwich Tern and 7 Great Northern Divers. (D Cooper)

Porthgwarra: 1 Merlin, c15 Whitethroat, 1 Cuckoo (at Trevean). (R Veal)

Sennen, Brew Pool: 3cy Glaucous Gull still, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler. (R Veal)

Longrock: 2 sum plum Great Northern Diver, 1 Swallow and 6 Whimbrel in off the sea. (R Veal)

Nanjizal: 12 Blackcap, 7 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Linnet trapped and ringed. Also 2 Tree Pipit over (0550 & 0830), 1 Coot, 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (J Overfield, R Veal)

Kenneggy coast path. Kestrel, 2 pair Fulmar (possibly 4), Wall Brown, Orange-tip. (C Richards)

Lizard, Windmill Farm: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Blackcap, 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Stonechat, 5 Swallow. (I Grant, F Were)


Monday 26th April 2021

Late News, 25/4, Wicca: (1000 to 1300) 1,250 Swallow, 385 House Martin, 86, Sand Martin, 2 Cuckoo, 2m Hobby. (1800 to 2045) 357 Swallow, 126 House Martin, 18 Wheatear, 1, Blackcap, 1 Tree Pipit. (V Stratton)

Late News, 25/4,Trendrine Hill: 1 Cuckoo. (V Stratton)

Late News, 25/04, River Camel (Nr Blisland): 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dipper. (S Marquis)

Late News, 25/04, Bodmin Moor: 1 Cuckoo. (S Marquis)

Treeve Moor: Eastern Subalpine Warbler still showing and singing sporadically this morning. (B Rankine)

Nanquidno: Woodchat Shrike, Cuckoo, 2 Whinchats, 35 Wheatears, 3 Whimbrels, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 2 House Martin, 5 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat. (N Wheatley, D Flumm et al) In addition, 1 Garden Warbler. (M Broadbent)

Woodchat Shrike – Dave Flumm

Woodchat Shrike – Dave Flumm

Trinity Loop, Lands End: Red Kite and Spotted Flycatcher. (R Stone)

Kenidjack: 3 Blackcap, 11 ChiffChaff, 2 Whitethroat, 17 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Kestrel,
Orangetip, Holly Blue, Red Admiral, Wall Brown, Small Tortoiseshell, Green Veined, Small & Large White butterflies. (J Hawkey) Also,1 f Pied Flycatcher. (S Williams) In addition, 2 Swift and 1f Ring Ouzel. (N Rogers)

Cape Cornwall Golf Club: 20 Whimbrel, 2 Whitethroat,1 Swift and a steady stream of Swallow. (S Turner)

Sennen: 20 Whimbrel appeared to land in fields NE of school. (N Rogers)

Pendeen: 5+ Tree Pipit, 57 Wheatear, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1m Ring Ouzel, 3 Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Garden Warbler. (P Combridge, A Bayly)

Porthgwarra: Hoopoe again this morning, now around Trevean. (M Wallace)

Skewjack: Hobby & Garden Warbler this afternoon. (M Wallace)

St Buryan: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (N Rogers)

Carn Les Boel: Black Redstart, 3 Whimbrel near Carn Trevean, lots of Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat and a Skylark singing near track to Raftra. Orangetip, 3 Wall Brown (W Smith)

Marazion Beach: 10 White Wagtail, c70 Dunlin, c20 Ringed Plover, c6 Sanderling, 4 Whimbrel. Also 2 Teal, 1 Snipe, 30 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Swift on the marsh. (R Veal, P Fraser)

Penzance: 1m Greenland-type Wheatear on urban rooftop at dawn this morning, Lidden area. (T Mills)

Mile End, Lizard: Hoopoe on back lane between A3083 and heathland to the West, flew up the lane and crossed the road into scrub on the other side. (M Ravine)

Lizard: 1f Common Redstart, 1f Yellow Wagtail, 4 White Wagtail, 9 Whimbrel, 5 Wheatear, House Martin, 2 Cuckoo. (D Collins)

Grochal: 5 Wheatear, Cuckoo singing. (D Collins)

Windmill Farm: 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Stonechat, 6 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Jay. (I Grant & F Were)

Crousa Downs: Cuckoo calling mid afternoon (M Ravine)

Godolphin Cross: 2 Sparrowhawk soaring, possibly display. (C Richards)

Mylor Creek: Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, 4 Blackcap, Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Gerrans Bay: 9 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, c20 Oystercatcher all on a small beach and 2 Shelduck on the sea off Curgurrell. (T Mills)

NCI Station, St Ives: (1200 – 1500) 750 Swallow, 123 House Martin, 3 Whimbrel. (V Stratton)

Wicca Cove: 360 Swallow, 3 Wheatear, 2 pairs of Stonechat, 7 Whitethroat, 2m Cuckoo chasing each other before disappearing inland. 1m SparrowHawk, 2 Raven, 2, Common Buzzard. (V Stratton)

St Gothian Sand: 14 Whimbrel, 10+ Wheatear, Little Egret and a Common Sandpiper. (P Freestone) Also reported, Little Ringed Plover (S Rogers)

Connor Downs: 2 Yellow Wagtail. (P Freestone)

Bassett Cove: Stonechat, Wheatear, 6 Swallow and Skylarks. (E Harris)

East Pentire: 2 House Martin, 10 Swallow, 4 Whitethroat, Blackcap, pair Stonechat feeding 4 young, 9 Wheatear. (B Bosisto)

Gannel Estuary: 30+ Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Plover (one in full summer plumage), Shelduck, 5 Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper this morning. (M Lammas, T Carson)

Newquay Golf Club: 20 Whimbrel and 1 Bar Tailed Godwit feeding on the golf course this morning and 32 Whimbrel feeding on the golf course this afternoon. Also, 2 Wheatear and 20+ Swallow and House Martin feeding over the dunes behind Fistral Beach this morning. (D Kendle)

Carnanton Woods: 1 Spotted Flycatcher (in garden at Spitfire Corner). (S Grose)

Polzeath, Lead Mines: 10 Whitethroat, 11 Skylark, 2 Wheatear, 17 Linnet, 1 Meadow Pipit, 5 Oystercatcher, 5 Fulmar. (S Grose)

Amble Marshes: 3 Yellow Wagtail, 3 White Wagtail this evening. (C Selway) Great White Egret, Little Ringed Plover, Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1m Wigeon, 7 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 34 Shelduck. (P Roseveare)

St. Kew Highway: 1 Red Kite over at 8 30pm this evening. (A Langdon)

Siblyback Reservoir: 18 Tufted Duck, 2 m Shoveller, 3 f Goosander, 24 Mallard (3 broods ), 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron and 1 Common Sandpiper, 25 singing Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler (below dam), 8 House Martin, 2 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, and 6 Wheatear. (K Pellow)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 m Goosander, 4 Teal, 20 Canada Goose, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Willow Warbler on Territory, 7 Wheatear and 1 Cuckoo. (K Pellow)

Helman Tor, Bodmin Moor: 4 Whitethroat, 1 Ring Ouzel, 20 Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat 3 Willow warbler. (A Tomkins)

Common Whitethroat – Andrew Tomkins

Maer Lake, Bude: Mixed flock of c70 Ringed Plover and Dunlin this morning, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 2 Shelduck and c15 Black-headed Gull. (S Border)

Sandymouth, Bude: 1m Black Redstart, Bar-tailed Godwit and 3 Wheatear this morning. (W Salmon)

Downderry: 12 Whimbrel on beach early morning. A Turtle Dove and Wheatear on local farmland this afternoon. (A Payne)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Greenshank, 8 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, & 2 Grey Heron. Also, 5 Black-headed Gull, 15 Herring Gull, 17 Shelduck & 6 Mallard (P Kemp)


Saturday 24th April 2021

Late news, 23/4 Higher Larrick: 1 male Wheatear (L Whitley)

Late news, 23/4 Longrock Pool: 1 Cattle Egret roosting in the evening. (P St Pierre)

Newlyn: American Herring Gull in harbour again. (L Proctor)

Treeve Moor, Trevescan: Eastern Subalpine Warbler still at present this morning. (F Bell) And again briefly this afternoon. (S Rogers) Also 1 m Ring Ouzel, 1 Swift and 5 Whimbrel over.

Ring Ouzel, John Chapple

Kynance Cove: 1 Purple Heron seen in flight from Soapy Cove towards Mullion.

Marazion: 1 Barnacle Goose in field between Marazion Marsh and Cheshire Homes. (R Veal R Menari)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Barnacle Goose, c20 Sand Martin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, c15 Whimbrel, 3 Dunlin early morning. Also 3 Sanderling, 8 Ringed Plover, c20 Dunlin, 1 Sandwich Tern on/from the beach. (R Veal, P St Pierre)

Trevose: 12 White Wagtail, 4 Whitethroat, 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 13 Whimbrel, 2 Sanderling, 150+ Swallow, 20+ House Martin, 20+ Sand Martin. (R Wilkins)

Dodman: 2 Swift, 1 Great Northern Diver. (L Sampson)

Penzance: 50 Purple Sandpiper at Battery Rocks. (P Walsh)

Hayle Estuary, Carnsew Basin: 7 Whimbrel. Also  20 Dunlin, 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, (D Sharp).

Whimbrel, Deena Sharp

Bar-tailed Godwits, Deena Sharp

Gannel Estuary: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 4 Whimbrel, 5 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe) Also 13 Dunlin and 12 Whimbrel  at 6 pm   (M Lammas) Plus 9 Whimbrel, 4 Little Egret, 36 Rook nests at Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

Porth Joke: 5 Wheatear, 1 Reed Warbler, 7 Sedge Warbler, 7 Whitethroat, 12 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Pendennis Point, (seawatch 10:45-11:55): 25 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sandwich Tern, 7 Great Northern Diver, 90 auk sp, 42 Gannet. (M Broadbent)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 House Martin, 30 Swallow, pair Stonechat feeding 5 young at nest. (D Eva)

Lands End: 1 Swift, 12 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Pied and 1 White Wagtail, also 4+Painted Lady. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Tregantle: 5 Whimbrel and 1 Grey Plover on beach. Swift, House Martin, 2 Sand Martin and 3 Swallows in off sea. 6 Whitethroat and 1 Willow Warbler singing in scrub. (M Jordan)

Seaton: 1 Garden Warbler singing on territory on land by Bokenvor Farm. (M Jordan)

Pendeen: 1 Great Skua, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Stock Dove,1 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Wheatear, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Swift, 23 Sand Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 3 Siskin. (A Bayly)

Praa Sands: 5 Whimbrel over (J Evans)

Germoe: 1 Garden Warbler (singing), 1 Common Whitethroat (singing) (J Evans)

Millpool: 1 Reed Warbler (singing from reed beds), 1 Nuthatch, 1 Bullfinch (m), several Blackcap and Chiffchaff singing (Woodland) (J Evans)

Trescowe: 2 Swallow (J Evans)

Godolphin Hill: 2 Swallow, 1 unknown Bunting type song from hedgerow. Unfortunately unable to get recording due to strong wind gust interference (J Evans)

Amble Marshes: 1 Greylag Goose, 20 Canada Geese, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 15 Teal, 5 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 2 Mute Swan, 5 Shelduck, 4 Black-headed Gull, Swallow, Sand Martin, Moorhen, Coot. (A Tomkins)

Greylag Goose, Andrew Tomkins

Greylag Goose, Andrew Tomkins

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 m Pochard still on the lake amongst Tufted Ducks. (D Sharp).

Nare Head – Carne Beach: 3 Great Northern Diver, Shelduck, 8 Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 6 Sand Martin. Also 12 Holly Blue, Small Copper, 5 Green-veined White, 8 Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 2 Common Swift, 1 House Martin, 4 Swallow, 1 Whitethroat. (J Hawkey)

Towan Head: 11 Whimbrel, 1 Swift, 12 Purple Sandpiper, 12 Oystercatcher, 23 Turnstone, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Skylark, 1 m Wheatear, 1 House Martin, 1 Stonechat. (S Grose)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1 f Sparrowhawk with Collared Dove prey. (S Grose)

Trevemper sewage works: 3 Raven, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 m Bullfinch, 1 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Downderry: Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 10 Whimbrel, Reed Warbler and Red-legged Partridge early morning. (A. Payne)

Foxhole: 7 Sand Martin. (L Bosisto)

East Pentire: 10 Whimbrel, 2 Wheatear. (B Bosisto)

Wicca Cove 6-30 pm to 8-35 pm:160 Swallow, 48 House Martin, 18 Sand Martin, all coming in the lee of the sheltered cliffs. (V Stratton)


Friday 23rd April 2021

Late News, 22/04, Camel Estuary/Little Petherick Creek: 15 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (summer plumage), 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck (C Taylor)

Late News: 22/4, Par Beach: 1 Eider (drake) close inshore. (A Nicholson)

Newlyn Harbour: 1w American Herring Gull still on the beach just north of south pier this am. Also, juvenile Glaucous Gull still. (R Veal, P Freestone)

American Herring Gull – Reuben Veal

American Herring Gull – Reuben Veal

American Herring Gull – Reuben Veal

Porthgwarra: Eastern Subalpine Warbler still present (& singing) this morning 50yds along the top track that runs off the coast path. Also Swift overhead. (M Wallace) (seawatch 0700-0830): 2 Great Northern Diver west including a complete albino at 0810hrs! Flock 10 Whimbrel east and another on headland. (D Flumm)

Cape Cornwall: 12 Whimbrel east (presumed 8 of same on golf course later), Swift, 6 Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin, 2 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Sennen Cove: 71 Whimbrel (21: 27: came in to roost on Cowloe with 23 feeding in top car park); 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (J Hawkey)

Boscregan: 1 Whinchat and 4 Wheatears. (N Wheatley)

Lizard Point: 2 Common Swift flew east over lighthouse. 1 Great Northern Diver on sea. 5 Whimbrel on clifftop at Caerthillian Cove this morning. (A Saunders & N Parsons)

Gillan Creek: 17 Cattle Egret present late evening. (J Selby)

St Gothian Sands: Little Ringed Plover still present, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 16 Whimbrel, 2 Coot with 5 chicks, 2 Shoveler, 1m Pochard, 2 Shelduck. (J Hawkey, T Parrell)

Ryan’s Field: 10 Canada Goose, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, 5 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Whimbrel. (K Hambly-Staite)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 34 Whimbrel, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, Great White Egret. (M Broadbent) In addition, 11 Bar-tailed Godwit and 15 Whimbrel. (P&M Lewis) Lelant Saltings, Hayle: 9 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover & 10 Whimbrel. (J Hawkey) In addition, 3 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Black-headed Gull this afternoon. (P&M Lewis)

Penberthy Farm, Hayle: 1 singing Reed Warbler on the River Hayle valley North West of the Farm and 1 Common Swift over. (P&M Lewis)

Carn Galver: 11+ Wheatear and 2f Ring Ouzel from track over saddle South West of Carn Galver this morning. Also male Pied Flycatcher in roadside willow in valley South West of Anjue Cottage. (P&M Lewis)

Falmouth: Red Kite over Trescobeas area at 2pm, mobbed by gulls. (J St Ledger)

Lamouth Creek, Trelissick: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 3 Whimbrel. (L Sampson)

Merthern and Bonallack Wood: 16 Common Buzzard over field being ploughed, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Marsh Tit on feeder. (K Pinch)

Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit (1 summer plumage), 19 Whimbrel, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Curlew, 16 Shelduck, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron. (A Nicholson)

Calenick Creek: 4 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 46 Shelduck. (A Nicholson)

Coosebean Wood: 1 Northern Wheatear. (E Atkins)

Foxhole: female Redstart, Cuckoo, Blackcap. (L Bosisto)

St Austell Bay: 16 Sandwich Tern, 10 Black-headed Gull, Purple Sandpiper. (B Bosisto)

Par Beach Pool: Little Egret, Common Sandpiper. (B Bosisto)

Hensbarrow Downs: 2 Cuckoo flying together and calling, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Skylark and 3 Willow Warbler. (R Hollis)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Greenshank, 9 Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 4 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 12 Mallard, 9 Great Crested Grebe on the water, 1 Reed Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Coal Tit, 21 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow. (S Grose)

Newquay Golf Course: 15 Whimbrel and 2 Wheatear. (D Kendle)

Gannel Estuary: 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary, Cant Cove: 5 Whimbrel, 23 Oystercatcher, 1 fem Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Hannafore, Looe: 1 drake Eider. (D Sharp)

Downderry: along the coast early morning a pair of Gadwall, 7 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, a Wheatear and a Reed Warbler. (A Payne) In addition, 5 Whimbrel on the beach this afternoon. (M Edwards)

Kingsmill Lake: 4 Ringed Plover, 4 Whimbrel, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 1 Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 36 Shelduck, 4 Black-headed Gull, 19 Herring Gull, 2 Greater Black-backed Gull & female Wheatear (P Kemp)


Thursday 22nd April 2021

Treeve Moor: Eastern Subalpine Warbler still at 1850. (S Williams) In addition, 1 Ring Ouzel (M), 2 Wheatears, 2 Song thrush. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Ring Ouzel – Barry Rankine

Ring Ouzel – Kate Dalziel

Porthgwarra: 1 Common Swift, 2 Swallow, 2 Chough, 1 Whitethroat. (J Lewis)

Marazion Marsh: 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 7 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Male Reed Bunting, 1 Little Egret, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 30+ Sand Martin. (C Mason) Also, Wheatear sat on Hogus rocks. (R Veal)

Ryan’s Field RSPB: Great White Egret, 5 Little Egret, 2 Teal, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Redshank. (D Flumm, T Parrell) Also, 1 Little Stint. (J Parker) In addition, 4 Common Sandpiper. (C Mason)

Great White Egret – Dave Flumm

Coot family – Dave Flumm

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Knot, 4 Grey Plover, 12 (4 s/p) Bar-tailed Godwit, c30 Whimbrel, c15 Dunlin, c15 Ringed Plover, 4 Sanderling, 2 Black-headed Gull on Carnsew Pool. (R Veal) Also reported, 52 Whimbrel at Carnsew Basin plus 8 Barwits, 1 Knot, 14 Dunlin, 11 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 4 Common Sand. (A Saunders & N Parsons)

St Gothian Sands NR: Little Ringed Plover, Coot with 8 pulli, 13 Whimbrel, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 8 Wheatear. (C Mason, D Flumm)

Little Ringed Plover – Dave Flumm

Whimbrel – Barry Rankine

Godrevy: 1st winter Iceland Gull with the seals in Mutton Cove late afternoon. (S Pitt Miller)

Buttermilk Hill/ Anjue Cottage: 1m Pied Flycatcher, 1m Common Redstart, 12 Northern Wheatear. (V Stratton)

Lizard: Hobby at Caerthillian Cove this morning. (A Saunders & N Parsons)

Trewern, Newbridge: 2 Cattle Egret &1 Little Egret in field adjoining Trewern Lane and the A 3071 junction. (J Hawkey)

Penryn Campus: 1 Common Swift. (M Broadbent)

Foxhole: Drake Ring-necked Duck back again. (B Bosisto)

Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Jay, 1 Buzzard, 1 Coot, 1 Moorhen. (C Hooper)

Great Crested Grebe – C Hooper

St Ervan: 1m Grey Partridge (S Grose)

Nine Maidens: 2 pairs of Red legged Partridge. (S Grose)

Mawgan Porth: 1 Little Ringed Plover still. Also Greylag Goose possibly of the race A. a. rubrirostris. (P Roseveare)

Greylag Goose showing characteristics of A.a rubrirostris – Pete Roseveare

St Eval: 3 Ring Ouzel inside fence adjacent to church. (L Curry)

Merlin Golf Club, St Eval: 1 Red Kite. (J McKenzie)

Trevose Head: 36 Swallow , 4 Willow Warbler , 5 Chiffchaff , 6 Blackcap , 7 Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, 2 Wheatear. (B & L Bosisto)

Rock: 2 Red legged Partridge in private garden. (S Grose)

Amble Marshes: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 “Channel type” Yellow Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 1 Common Sandpiper, c30 Sand Martin, c10 Pied Wagtail. (A Langdon, C Selway)

“Channel type” Yellow Wagtail – Adrian Langdon

“Channel type” Yellow Wagtail – Adrian Langdon

“Channel type” Yellow Wagtail – Adrian Langdon

“Channel type” Yellow Wagtail – Adrian Langdon

Little Ringed Plover – Adrian Langdon

Northern Wheatear – Adrian Langdon

St Breward: 1 Cuckoo, Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Holly Blue. (G Wills and N Walton)

Bodmin Moor: 1m & 1f Common Redstart, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Cuckoo, c. 12 Wheatear. (D Dennis)

Crackington Haven: 1 Red Kite. (B Teague)

Mount Edgcumbe Country Park: 3 Mistle Thrushes ground feeding on lawns below the house. (R Barlow)


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)

Tuesday 20th April 2021

Late news, 19/4, Godrevy Head to Knavocks: 2 Wheatears, 6 Purple Sandpipers, 22 Turnstone, 51 Oystercatchers, 2 Chiffchaff, 32 Fulmar, 16 Skylark, 8 Linnet, 12 Stonechat, 9 Wrens, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Swallow, 5 Sand Martin (P.Freestone)

Late news, 19/4, Hayle Estuary: Great White Egret on Ryan’s Field this morning. Also 38 Shelduck on main estuary. (P.Freestone)

Late news, 19/4, St Gothian Sands: 2 Reed Warbler (singing males), 68+ Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 4 Stonechat, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 5 Whimbrel, 2 Shelduck, 8 Tufted Ducks, 2 Mute Swan, 14 Canada Geese, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Kestrel (P.Freestone)

Late news, 19/4, Rosewall/Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: No sign of any Ring Ouzels (1115-1245) 2 Wheatear, 2 Blackbirds, 6 Stonechat, 2 Ravens, 1 Kestrel, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Buzzard (P.Freestone) Also a flock of 6 Ring Ouzels 3 males, one first summer male, and 2 females, dropped in at 6-45 pm onto the hill and remained there until dark. (V Stratton)

Land’s End: male Eastern Subalpine Warbler ranging across a large area of Treeve Moor, favouring hedge at NW end, calling and singing at times. (P Clement et al). Also Pectoral Sandpiper flew over. (M Elliott et al), seen to fly up from Treeve Pool (per T Mills).  Also Yellow Wagtail over. (R Veal). Also Grasshopper Warbler. (P Fraser), 2 Ring Ouzel (M Broadbent, J Howells)

Eastern Subalpine Warbler, John Chapple

Eastern Subalpine Warbler – Tony Mills

Eastern Subalpine Warbler – Tony Mills

Eastern Subalpine Warbler, Nigel Rogers

Eastern Subalpine Warbler, Nigel Rogers

Rame Head: Woodchat Shrike at the Wiggle Triangle (per B Taggart, C Richards). Also, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Raven. (D Allan)

Woodchat Shrike – per B Taggart, C Richards)

Maer Lake: 1 American Golden Plover still (showing well),  8 Black tailed Godwits- two approaching summer plumage, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 12+ Whimbrels, several Sand Martins, 1 – 2 Swallows,  Black headed and Herring Gulls. (H Kendall)

Downderry: 16 Great Northern Divers and 4 Whimbrel this morning. (A. Payne)

Porthtowan: 2nd winter into summer Iceland Gull following crab/lobster boat about 11am. (Peter and Marjo Lewis)

Rumps and Pentire: 4 Fulmar, 2 Gannet, 3 Cormorant, 4 Shag, 2 Kestrel, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, 25 Herring gull, 8 Great black-backed gull, 24 Guillemot, 8 Razorbill, 3 Wood pigeon, 6 Skylark, 13 Swallow, 6 Rock pipit, 3 Meadow pipit, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 5 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 3 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Jackdaw, 2 Grey seal, 3 Orange tip, 1 Small copper, 2 Peacock, 3 Wall brown. (M and V Scawen)

Porthcurno: Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Basking Sharks (M Broadbent)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: Glaucous Gull, Eider, Great Northern Diver, 29 Purple Sandpipers, Basking Shark (M Broadbent)

Gannel estuary, Newquay: 9 Whimbrel from car park. (M Lammas)

Hayle Estuary: Great White Egret, 2 Common Sandpipers (M Broadbent)

Coverack: 1 winter-plumaged Great Northern Diver in the bay, 21 Manx Shearwater S this evening and party of at least 6 Risso’s Dolphins steadily S, plus party of 8+ Common Dolphin in the bay. (David Wood)

Davidstow Airfield: 15 Wheatear, 1 m Stonechat, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 1 Hare. (S Grose)

Crowdy Reservoir: 7 Siskin, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Treecreeper, 7 Wheatear, 1 m Blackcap. (S Grose)

East Pentire; 1 Whimbrel , 1 Wheatear, 6 Sand Martin, 2 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 juvenile Stonechat. (B Bosisto)

Cligga Head, Perranporth: Great Skua lingering offshore (T Wilson)

Dunmere: 2 Siskin, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Gwithian: 6 Whimbrel, 2 Reed Warbler, Wheatear, Coot feeding young. (R Loader)

Coot – R Loader

Reed Warbler – R Loader

Whimbrel – R Loader

Mullion: Siskin on feeders. (M Williams)

Roche: m and f Siskin on feeders (N Peabody)

Truro: m&f Siskin. (D Jenkins)

Pednvadan lookout, Roseland: 2 Great Northern Diver, 4 Shelduck, 1 Basking Shark. (J Lewis)

Hayle, Ryans Field: Great White Egret still, 1 Ruff, 6 Whimbrel, 5 Redshank, 1 Greenshank. (J Howells)

Great White Egret, Josh Howells

Knavocks: 1 Whitethroat. (G Rogers)

Whitethroat, Geoff Rogers