Thursday 17th September 2020

Late news, 14/9, Fal Estuary: 1 Great White Egret, 17 Little Egret, 6 Heron, 1 Osprey hunting, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Kingfisher. (AK Wildlife Cruises)

Late News, 16/09, Trevose Head: Brown Booby past headland. 

Land’s End: 1 Bee-eater over complex around 9am; 9 Great White Egret in groups of 4, 3 & 2. 1 Dotterel in off sea at Mayon Cliff. 5 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Yellow Wagtail over, 5 Grey Wagtail over, 9 White Wagtail over. 110 Meadow Pipit , 60+ Swallow in off sea. (P Clement, P Taylor, H Mitchell, L Proctor)

Nanquidno: 4 Great White Egret at 9.50 flying towards Cot along coast. Also, 2 Wheatear. (C Moore, S Boswell) 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Chough, 2 Blackcaps. (JH & K Dalziel)

Boscaswell: 2 Great White Egret flying east and heading towards Pendeen Lighthouse. (S Jones)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Great White Egret flew into roost in pines at the back of the marsh at dusk, also 17 Little Egret, 2 Water Rail and 1 Kingfisher, also c200 Swallow, c300 Starling and c50 alba wagtails roosting in the reed bed. (DK Parker) Curlew Sandpiper, Knot and 2 Wheatear thhis evening on the beach. (S Rogers)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Great White Egret at 17:15, 1 Spotted Redshank at 16:50. (S Murnan) Baird’s Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper showing exceptional well on high tide this evening on the beach by the green opposite the golf course. Also White Wagtail, 4 Greenshank, Kingfisher and Sandwich Tern. (R Copeland)

Semipalmated and Baird’s Sandpiper – Rob Copeland

Great White Egret and Little Egret – Steve Murnan

Spotted Redshank – Steve Murnan

Godrevy: 1 Knot, 1 Redshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 12 Dunlin, 29 Ringed Plover, c.124 Oystercatchers, 52 Turnstone, 1 Purple Sandpiper. (J Hawkey) Semipalmated Sandpiper again this afternooon. (S Atkinson)

Wadebridge: 4 Great White Egret over Royal Cornwall Showground flying towards Camel Estuary (S Grose)

Nanjizal: Curlew Sandpiper, c50 Swallow, 8 House Martin, 8 Alba Wagtail all east, 3 Wheatear headland. (D Flumm) 2 Little Egrets flying north along the coast at 10.30am. 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 6 Wheatears, 3 Siskins, 3 Kestrels, 10 Pied Wagtails, 2 Grey Wagtails. (JH & K Dalziel)

St Levan: Spotted Redshank over. (M Wallace)

Fal Estuary: 4 Osprey. all flying in or around the entrance to the Fal River, 2 socialising (AK Wildlife Cruises)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Osprey with fish at 12.30 then flew off to find a tree to perch in to eat it.. Also 10 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 2 Curlew, 1 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Restronguet: 1 Osprey still. (J Chapple)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Hobby. (K Wilson)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Common Sandpiper plus 1 Ruff briefly. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: c200 Swallow, 10 House Martin east. (D Flumm)

St Ives: 1 Kestrel by coastguards. (A Courtman)

Siblyback: Pectoral Sandpiper still am, 12 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 3 Curlew, 2 Wheatear, Little Grebes, Coot, Grey Herons, 5 House Martins, 10 Swallows. (P Stidwill)

Ringed Plover – Phil Stidwill

Pectoral Sandpiper – Phil Stidwill

Dunlin – Phil Stidwill

Cargreen: Osprey at 17.10. (B Craven)

Landulph: 1 Spotted Redshank, Knot. (B Craven)

Maer Lake: 400+ Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Heron, 2 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 26 Dunlin, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Merlin mobbed by 5 Crows, Swallows, Wigeon, Teal. (C & T Nicholson)

Ladock: 1 Whinchat 2km NE of village with 2 Stonechat (L Sampson)

Rame: 4 Spotted Flycatchers, 3 Wheatears, 2 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 juv Hobby, 10+ Chiffchaff. (C Buckland)

Godolphin Hill: Nightjar hawking over the daffodil field, Rocky Lane,Trescowe. 1 Woodcock put up on the small heathland behind my nursery TR20 9RX. Swallows second clutch off last week. Including the adults, ten to migrate. Corvids continue declining. Jackdaw flock reduced by 50% .Magpies still in low numbers.Crows and Ravens rarely seen. (S Yandall)


Wednesday 16th September 2020

Late News, 15/09,Wadebridge to Sladesbridge: (By kayak) 473 Canada Geese, 15 Common Sandpiper, 1 Drake Garganey, 1 Great White Egret (over). (A Langdon & D Thomas)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 6 Ruddy Shelduck and 15 Cattle Egret this morning viewed from footpath adjacent to the reserve. (A Langdon, G&P Kendall)

Ruddy Shelduck – Adrian Langdon

Ruddy Shelduck – Adrian Langdon

Ruddy Shelduck – Adrian Langdon

Ruddy Shelduck – Adrian Langdon

St Levan: European Bee-eater flying around with the hirundine flock north of the church at 1100. (M Wallace) Also at 13:00 (N Rogers)

Roskestal: Black Kite over and in the area for c.5 minutes mid afternoon. Also, European Bee-eater over calling, then again 10 mins later being harassed by Swallows before drifting north. (C & D Lamsdell)

Raftra: Ad Bee-eater and Black Kite early afternoon. (M. Wallace, M Spicer, N. Rogers, M Ahmad, S Rogers)

Bee-eater – Steve Rogers

Black Kite – Steve Rogers

Polgigga: 1 Black Kite (adult near Arden-Sawah Farm 1310-1350 when flew towards Skewjack) (N Rogers)

Black Kite – Nigel Rogers

Black Kite – Nigel Rogers

Trethewey: 1 Marsh Harrier (juvenile) (N Rogers)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, c.8 Ringed Plover, c.13 Little Grebe. (A Langdon)

Gothian Sands: 1 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, 10 Tufted Ducks, 3 Teal, 14 Little Grebe, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 White Wagtails, 10 Pied Wagtails. (J Hawkey)

Hayle Estuary: Juvenile Baird’s Sandpiper still present (Lelant Saltings), 2 Ringed Plover, 39 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 19 Sandwich Terns, 15 Little Egrets, 2 Kingfisher & 1 Northern Wheatear. (J Hawkey) Also 1w Yellow-legged Gull on main estuary. (M Ahmad)

Godrevy: 62 Turnstone, 12 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin. Small Stint sized wader flew off with the Ringed Plover towards the estuary until lost in the mist. (J Hawkey)

Two Seats; Camel Estuary: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Bullfinch, 9 Long-tailed Tits. (A Taylor)

Kingsmill Lake: 29 Greenshank, 2 Knot, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern and at 08:20 1 Osprey (M Beer)

St John’s Lake, Torpoint: 5 Curlew Sandpiper and 5 Knot early afternoon. (D Julian)

St Dennis: 2 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest and 3 Chiffchaff in a private garden this morning. (P Ash)

Firecrest – Paul Ash

Grampound Road: 1 Firecrest at Little Resparveth Farm (L Sampson)

Charlestown: 1m Sparrowhawk roosting in fig tree in garden next to bird feeder (D Hastilow)

Mount Hawke: 13 Collared Dove on overhead wires. (RB & PC Girling)

Camel Trail Quineaport / Nanstallon Halt: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 11 Teal, 5 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dipper, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Blackcap, 11 Chiffchaff,1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Marsh Tit, 9 Mistle Thrush overhead together. (S Grose)

Wadebridge, Town Bridge: 5 Dunlin, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 184 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 69 Black-headed Gull. (S Grose)

Constantine: 2+ Crossbills overhead, 2 Firecrests pm in private garden. (T Pinfield)

Rame Head: 1 Cirl Bunting, 1 Wryneck (C Tynan) 3 Firecrest, Pied Flycatcher & 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 6+ Siskin, 12 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Sandwich Tern & 50+ Common Dolphin. (P Aley)

Millbrook: 13 Med Gull. (P Aley)

Torpoint: Curlew Sandpiper, c40 Dunlin, 5 Sandwich Tern & 8 Med Gull. (P Aley)

Portwrinkle: Visible migration included 1 Chaffinch, 31 Siskin (4 flocks), Swallows, House Martins and Meadow Pipits. (C Tynan)

Treleaver: 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat (D Beadle)

Maer Lake: Juv Wood Sandpiper, Ruff, 13 Dunlin, 19 Black-tailed iodwit, 2 Lapwing,1 Curlew, 1 Shovelor, 50+ Teal, Barnacle Goose in with 300+ Canadas, 80+ Black-headed Gull. (S Border)


Saturday 11th July 2020

Late news, 10/7, Trewavas Cliff: 30+ Kittiwake. One active nest visible from my position, with two young, though many adults were returning to the cliffs with food. Second photo gives better view of one of the young. (J St Ledger)

Kittiwake  – John St Ledger 

      Kittiwake  – John St Ledger

Late news, 10/07, Nanjizal: 60 birds ringed including 2 Garden Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 7 Sedge Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 9 Willow Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Kingfisher (K Wilson)

Troon: Male Hawfinch in a private garden at 09:30. (D Wheeler)

Goss Moor: 1 Bee-eater flew over heading South, 2+ Crossbill and 5 Siskin overhead (P Roseveare, J Howells). Also, 104 ringed, of note, 41 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 27 Blackcap, 6 Garden Warbler, 2 Marsh Tit. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, J Howells)

Porthgwarra 06:00 – 09:30:  4 Balearic Shearwater, 16 Common Scoter, Puffin and Curlew west. (I Prentice)

Devoran: 100+ Curlew, 70+ Redshank, 5 Sandwich Tern, 3 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Loader)

Freathy: 13 Balearic Shearwater flew east at 09:00. (M Jordan)

Calvadnack: 1 Green Sandpiper on farm pond. (L Sampson)

Coverack: 6 Swift – some screaming, 5 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 Herring Gull. 9 Mediterranean Gull off Chynhalls, Whitethroat and Blackcap. Also 3 Grey Seal off Black Head, one of which was caught napping in a rock pool and had to clamber over the rocks to get out to sea as the tide fell. (H Norton, D Beadle)

Stithians Southern cut-off: 2 Common Sandpiper

Fowey: 8 Balearic Shearwater offshore, seen from kayak. (R Kirkwood)

Balearic Shearwater – Rupert Kirkwood

Downderry: Birds moving west, 05:35-08:10, included 17 Common Scoter, 51 Gannet, 10 Manx Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 46 Mediterranean Gull and 22 Black-headed Gull. 19 Manx Shearwater also headed east. (A Payne)

The Rumps: 1 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Mediterranean Gull (T Potterton)

St Just to Pendeen Watch: 2 Fulmar, 3 Gannet, 3 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 15 Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Swift, 5 Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 15 Linnet. (J Burges)

Feock: 2 Nuthatch, 3 Siskin from Punch Bowl & Ladle. (S Grose)

Marazanvose: 2 Yellowhammer on wires. (S Grose)

Pentire Point: 2 Puffin seen, also 4 Gannet, 6 Fulmar, 19 Kittiwake, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Kestrel, Rock Pipit & 2 Wheatear (1ad, 1 fledgling.) (D Reeves)

Mount Hawke: Unknown bat species at 13.30. First seen fluttering its wings when perched on overhead wires. Smallish, wing beat action quite fluttery, flight speed on slow side, flight path largely straight and horizontal flight at bungalow height. Overall flight mode quite unlike usual “garden-type” bat when they dash about at dusk. (RB & PC Girling)


Saturday 13th June 2020

Late news, 12/6, Carnon Downs: juv albino/leucistic Starling being fed above gardens at Carnon Downs. (C May)

Nanjizal: Singing Rustic Bunting 07:00 to 07:20 only, also 2 Crossbill and Bee-eater heard. (K Wilson)

Land’s End: 1 Bee-eater (present from 08:30 to 09:00 at least), 200 Linnet. (N R Rogers) Flew off high towards Sennen at 09:50, apparently also present yesterday evening. (per S Rogers)

Bee-eater – Nigel Rogers

Bee-eater – Nigel Rogers

Bee-eater – Nigel Rogers

Bee-eater, Mike Mckee

Bee-eater, Mike Mckee

Drift Reservoir: Osprey for its fourth day. (D Flumm) Lesser-type Canada Goose still present. (M Ahmad)

St Just: Rosy Starling briefly at 09:40. (N & T Wheatley) Reported again 16:40 on the secondary school playing field.

Wadebridge: 1 Rosy Starling at Egloshayle (A Langdon et al) Also 2 Great White Egret reported, flew towards Treraven Meadow/ Clapper Marshes at 1755.

Polgigga: Presumably the same Bee-eater on wires at c11:00. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: Presumably same Bee-eater flew north over Arden Sawah Farm calling at c12:45. (P Roseveare)

Polgigga/Porthcurno junction: Presumably same Bee-eater high over, calling, flying towards Raftra at 15:12. (S. Rogers)

Lizard: Rosy Starling adult in sheep field south of the village. (D Collins)

Trelowarren: pair Spotted Flycatcher feeding young in nest. (D Collins)

Lizard: Female Red-backed Shrike on west side of Lloyds Signal Station, Bass Point this evening. (S Croft)

Marazion: Summer plumaged Great Northern Diver flew towards Newlyn. 2s Med Gull on Hogus rocks. (P Fraser)

Wadebridge: 2 Crossbill at 09:00. (B Bosisto)

Nine Maidens: 1 Cuckoo (B Bosisto)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 adult Common Tern, 1 ad w Knot, 7 Curlew, 9 Oystercatcher, 10 Curlew, 1 2cy Lesser Black-backed Gull, 43 Black-headed gull, 4 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 15 Shelduck, 4 Cormorant & 2 Canada Geese10am – noon. ( P Kemp)

Downderry: 16 Manx Shearwater, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Scoter moved west and 3 Kittiwake east before 07:00. (A Payne)

Sennen: 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Common Whitethroat, 16 House Martin nest building, 11 Oystercatcher, 1 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Lands End: 29 Shag, 6 Linnet, 4 Stonechat, 29 Great Black-backed Gull + 8 juv. (S Grose) Greeb Farm: 2 Wheatear, 1 Swift. (S Grose)

Nanjizal: 53 Rook, 1 Raven, 16 Carrion Crow, 2 Sand Martin, 150+ Linnet, 5 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Tehidy Woods: 14 Mute Swan, 1m Tufted Duck, 11 Coal Tit in Oak Wood. (S Grose)

Lelant: 1s Mediterranean Gull over, 2 Grey Wagtail. (R Veal)

Camel Estuary: 1s Mediterranean Gull (B Bosisto)

Gluvian: 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat (L Payne)

Playing Place: male & possible female Siskin on bird feeder. (T Hall)

Porthcurno to Nanjizal: 1 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 8 Grey Seal, 3 Great Black-backed Gull (P Oldcorn)

Carclaze: 1 Red Kite over East. (D Cooper)

Loe Pool: 2 Great Crested Grebe with young. (A Witheywood)

Great Crested Grebe, A Witheywood

Sunday 7th June 2020

Treverva nr Falmouth: 12 Bee-eater over ENE c1 mile west of Treverva 1pm today. (P Laney)

Lizard Village: 1 Hoopoe. (M Pass)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 drake Goldeneye and 30 Swifts. (S Turner)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Osprey flew north up the NE arm late afternoon. Also 1 Otter with a large Rudd. (DK Parker)

Pendeen: 1 Storm Petrel. (R Augarde)

Crowlas: Several Crossbill heard this pm. (G Healey)

Hayle Estuary: 7 Ringed Plover and 5 Dunlin. (J Hicks) Also, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Whimbrel. (R Veal)

Friendship Woods: c.20 Crossbill. (C Richards)

Carlyon Bay: 11 Eider, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 1m Greenfinch (A & B Tregunna)

Eiders – A & B Tregunna

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 1172 Canada Goose, 9 Great Crested Grebe,3 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Buzzard, 61 Carrion Crow, 37 Jackdaw, 5 Magpie 1 Woodpigeon, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Cuckoo, 7 Blackbird, 3 Wheatear, 11 Meadow Pipit, 3 Skylark, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 2 Wren, 2 Robin, 8 Linnet, 2 Willow Warbler and 1 Meadow Brown. (DAConway)

Crowdy Reservoir: 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Redstart, 1 Treecreeper, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Barnacle Goose, 161 Canada Goose, 1 Tufted Duck, 3 Wheatear, 10 Sand Martin,1 Reed Bunting. (B Craven)

Goss Moor: 3 Common Crossbill (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Cardinham Woods: 3 singing Yellowhammer, 1 Marsh Tit, 7 Siskin, 4 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Mistle Thrush, 9 Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Bodmin Parkway Station: 7 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Carkeel: 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Greenfinch from woodside Stables. (S Grose)

Liskeard Trago Mills: 1 Dipper, 1 Blackcap, 3 Nuthatch, 20+ Chaffinch. (S Grose)

Pencarrow: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Nuthatch (2 adult feeding juv), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Swift, 12 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 64 Mallard, 1m Tufted Duck, 13 Canada Geese, 4 Kingfisher, 4 Coot, 2 juv Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 8 Great Crested Grebe +2 Juv (also 1 new nest being incubated and another adult bird disappearing in and out of reeds). (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Kingfisher, also Mute Swan with blue plastic ring on right leg AX has returned to Boating lake. (S Grose)

The Mouls: 16 Puffin and 1 Shelduck on water. Also numbers of Guillemot and Razorbill. (J St Ledger)

Pentire Head: 4 Wheatear (3 adult, 1 juv), 1 Kestrel. Also numbers of Skylark. (J St Ledger)

Juvenile Wheatear – John St Ledger

Bodmin Moor: Near Penquite Farm; 1 pair Redstart feeding 2 young. Near Bolatherick Farm; 1 pair Redstart feeding young in hole in wall, 5 Mistle Thrush, 1 Bullfinch (male). (J St Ledger)

Male Redstart – Johns St Ledger

Juvenile Redstart – Johns St Ledger

Tresillian River: 30 adult Shelduck – one pair with 13 ducklings (was 14 ducklings on 3/6). Also, 1 Curlew. (A Nicholson)

Freathy: 4 Manx Shearwater and 10 Swift west this morning. Also c.20 Bottlenose Dolphin. (M Jordan)
M. Jordan

Coverack: 1 Black-throated Diver. (P Day)

Downderry: 2 Great Northern Diver, 48 Gannet, 76 Manx Shearwater, 4 Kittiwake, 4 Sandwich Tern and a Grey Heron passing before 0710. In addition a Great Crested Grebe flew west this evening. (A Payne)



Sunday 24th May 2020

Late news, 23/05, St Andrews Pool: 2 pairs Mute Swan with 6 & 4 Cygnet, crèche of 20 Canada Goslings, 2 broods Mallard Ducklings 8 & 6, 1 juvenile Moorhen, 1 Reed Warbler (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Mute Swan – Bob Bosisto

Mallard and Ducklings – Bob Bosisto

Mulfra: 1+ Bee-eater heard calling high, between Mulfra Hill and Boskednan and appeared to drift off north or north east at 09:50. No sight or sound since. (M Elliott)

Ardensawah: 2 Turtle Doves early morning. (B Mellow)

Porthgwarra: 2 Pale adult Pom Skuas and 4 Great Northern Divers between 06:45 and 09:00. (B Mellow) Also, 3 Cuckoo. (S. Rogers)

Marazion Beach: 18 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin, 6 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone (S Rogers).

Newlyn Harbour: 1 imm m Eider, 4 Lesser Black backed Gull,17 nesting Herring Gull, 25 Great Black backed Gull, 2 Swift overhead, 1 Raven, 5 Rock Pipit. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch, 7 Common Whitethroat. (S Grose)

Lower Bostraze: 4 Cuckoo and 1 Grasshopper Warbler this evening. (M Ahmad)

Cuckoo – Mashuq Ahmad

Hayle Harbour: 2 Oystercatcher nesting on the roof. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Shelduck, 4 Little Grebe, 4 Coot (1with 3 juv), 12 Tufted Duck, 40+ Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Pendennis Point: 1 Great Skua, 2 Puffin, 10+ Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, c.118 Manx Shearwater, 45+ Gannet, c.14 Kittiwake, 85+ Auk sp. (L Langley, T Phelps)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Cuckoo ( B.Toms)

Mount Hawke: Red Kite circling high, moving slowly North East, hassled by a single Herring Gull at 17.50. (RB Girling)

Colliford Lake: 1 Dunlin, 1 Barnacle Goose with c. 45 Canada Geese (P Kemp) Also, 2 Black-headed Gull (D Eva)

Bowithick: 4 Treecreeper (2 adults and 2 recently fledged juveniles) (D Eva)

Letter Moor (Bodmin Moor): 1 Cuckoo, 3 Buzzard, 1 Stock Dove, 5 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 2 Whitethroat, 8 linnet, 4 Yellowhammer (L Sampson)

Red Moor area: 1 Tree Pipit singing. (P McVey)

Croft Pascoe: 1 Willow Warbler. (R Chiffers)

Cotehele Quay: 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mallard with 7 ducklings. (R Smaldon)

Downderry:  Moving west this morning (0605-0805) 12 Common Scoter, a Shelduck, 103 Gannet, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Great Northern Diver, and a Kittiwake. 4 Whimbrel on the beach. Also, a Red Kite to the north of the village. (A Payne)

Goss Moor: 1 Garden Warbler, 9 Blackcap, 5 Willow Warbler and 3 Chiffchaff ringed on Constant Effort Scheme site. Also, 2 singing male Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 4 Cuckoo, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Siskin, 1 Treecreeper (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Newquay: Leucistic Starling near the bowls green. (M Unwin)

Leucistic Starling – Matt Unwin

Lockdown Diary Day 62:

We have now had almost nine weeks of this suspended animation. Frustrating and odd for many, frightening and life-threatening for some, rather a pleasant interlude for others, nature has proved to be a consolation and distraction even for people who had never bothered to stop, look and listen before.
The weather has been a boon too (unless your garden now resembles the Kalahari), but it was ferociously windy in the sunshine yesterday when I walked to my favourite spot in Cornwall – the Rumps overlooking the conical islet known as the Mouls. The sea was climbing halfway up the rock and the foam was flying. I could not see any of the handful of Puffins which breed here every year, but there were plenty of Shags, Guillemots and Razorbills hurtling around. One or two Oystercatchers piped away above the roaring wind. Right in front of a me a Rock Pipit parachuted down through the stiff breeze. Large numbers of Gannets cruised nearer to shore than usual, and half a mile or so out were hundreds of Manx Shearwater scything past. I managed to pick out a tiny, flitting dark bird in amongst the wave troughs – a Storm Petrel. Well named.
Great black-backed and Herring gulls aplenty too, but the star of the show for sheer aerial aplomb was, as ever, the Fulmar. The windier it is the more effortless is their mastery of the air. Mainly stiff-winged gliding but occasional shallow beats to compensate for the airflow. Back and forth they sailed past me. Below were two Grey Seals relaxing in the calm lee of the cliffs, as at home in their element as the birds above them in theirs. Simon Marquis (

Friday 22nd May 2020

Late news, 20th May, Bude/Marhamchurch area on private land: 1 Squacco Heron briefly

Pendeen: 2 Bee-eater again just west of the village. (P Combridge, B Hibbert et al)

Bee-eater- John Ryan

Montage of one of the Bee-eaters in flight – Tony Mills

Two European Bee-eaters perched in a Sycamore tree, near Pendeen, Cornwall, England, UK – Tony Mills

Walmsley Sanctuary: female American Wigeon still present view from public footpath (hides closed), 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 2 Little Egret. (M Pass, B Bosisto, P Roseveare, M Doyle)

Kenidjack: Tawny Owl. (D Flumm)

Tawny Owl- D Flumm

Hannafore, Looe: 13 Turnstone, 1 Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat. (D Sharp)

Turnstone – Deena Sharp

Wacker Quay: 2 Dunlin & 1 Great Crested Grebe. (P Kemp)

Croft Pascoe: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (R Chiffers)

Spotted Flycatcher – Robin Chiffers

Truro: 1 juv Siskin in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Dobwalls: 1 Red Kite drifted over 09.30, flying north (C&J Duffy)

Carbis Bay: 1 Red Kite over north of Knills monument. (A Rowe)

Redruth: 1 Red Kite.

Downderry: 7 Whimbrel on the beach. Moving west 6 Great Northern Diver, 3 Kittiwake and 2 Manx Shearwater all before 0725. Later, 1225-1345, 63 Manx Shearwater and 1 Great Northern Diver. (A Payne)

St Clement: 2 Whimbrel, 3 Little Egret, 20 Shelduck and 2 Siskin on the feeders (T Wilson)

Carne Creek, St Anthony: Nesting Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 nesting Mute Swans. (A Witheywood)

Pendennis Point: c07:10-09:30 produced a trickle of 49+ Manx Shearwaters moving southwest and a Red-throated Diver flying into the bay at 08.37. (L Langley)