Tuesday 29th June 2021

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 Gull-billed Tern still present at 8.50pm alternating between estuary and ploughed fields below Paradise Park with 2 Sandwich Tern and 18 Mediterranean Gull. (R Veal, M Webb J Hawkey et al). Also 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2nd CY Common Gull, 2 Greenshank, 4 Redshank and pr Shelduck with 10 young. (R Veal, J Hawkey)

Gull-billed Tern – Martin Webb

Sandwich Terns – Martin Webb

Mediterranean Gull – Martin Webb

Gull-billed Tern – Mike McKee

Gull-billed Tern – Mike McKee

Late news, 28/6, Mermaid pelagic: 1 Fea’s-type Petrel about 4 miles off Lamorna, also 6+ Risso’s Dolphin off Mousehole. (M Elliott)

Marazion: eclipse drk Eider, 3 Sandwich Tern offshore. Drk Tufted Duck on Longrock Pool. (R Veal)

Marazion Station beach: 6 vocal Sandwich Terns fishing offshore. (M Claughton)

Millpool, private garden: 2 juvenile Great Spotted Woodpeckers probing in lawn. Also, Broad-bodied Chaser male and female coupling in flight, also female ovipositing on pond surface, Fox and Badger also seen. (M Claughton)

Kingsmill lake: 33 Curlew, 13 adult + 1 juv Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron & 2 Mallard (P Kemp)

Sennen Cove: 3 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Oystercatcher, 11 Black-headed Gull. (S Grose)

Downderry: up to 0715, 12 Manx Shearwater west and 22 east, 3 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Sandwich Tern. (A Payne)

Colliford reservoir: 760+ Canada Geese, (with one albino possible Canada) and 1 Barnacle Goose. (P Kemp)

Siblyback reservoir: 282 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag Geese, 71 Mallard with 22 chicks, 11 Cormorant, 2 adult + 2 juv Grey Heron, 3 adult Little Grebe and 2 adult Black-headed Gull. (P Kemp)

Late News, 28/6, Helston Boating Lake: Pair of Tufted Ducks with 2 ducklings, Ferruginous Duck (escape) and male Greater Scaup still present. No sign of Ruddy Shelduck. (J Hawkey)



Monday 28th June 2021

Ryan’s Field, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Gull-billed Tern, 82 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Black-tailed Godwit. (T Mcgowan, D Flumm) Also 1 pair Bullfinch and 2+ Linnet. (T Mills)

Gull-billed Tern – John Miller

Gull-billed Tern – John Miller

Gull-billed Tern – John Miller

Gull-billed Tern – Mike Spicer

Gull-billed Tern – Dave Flumm

Lelant Water, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 8 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank, 7 Redshank, 2 Med Gull. (D Flumm)

Croft Pascoe: 1 Cuckoo (calling), 1 pair Spotted Flycatcher feeding young, 4 Siskin (1 pair + 2 juv), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Swift. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Flycatcher – John St Ledger

Siskin – John St Ledger

Siskin – John St Ledger

Crugmeer /Lellizzick: 4 Corn Bunting, 9 Skylark, 11 Meadow Pipit, 23 Linnet, 5 Raven, 6 Greenfinch, 1 Kestrel, 5 Pied Wagtail, 146+ Rook, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Buzzard, 53 Guillemot, 29 Razorbill, 11 Shag, 19 Fulmar, 1m Bullfinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Yellowhammer, 29 House Sparrow, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 m Grey Wagtail, 1 Red-legged Partridge +1 presumed roadkill Red-legged Partridge.(S Grose)

Stithians: Hummingbird Hawkmoth in garden this evening. (M Grantham)



Wednesday 18th May 2016

Late news, 17/5, Land’s End: 1 f Black-headed Wagtail at end of cycle path.

Hayle Estuary, Lelant Saltings:1 Dalmatian Pelican at 07.20 (Paul St Pierre) Later 7 Oystercatcher, 5 Whimbrel and 1 Curlew. (R Veal) 1 Hobby over this evening. (M Halliday)  Ryan’s Field: 1 imm Spoonbill, 2 Whimbrel, 1 nesting Oystercatcher. Also on adjacent pool, 4 Mallard (2 ducklings) and 1 Reed Warbler. (R Veal, D Parker)

SWilliams_DPelican_170516Dalmatian Pelican at Drift yesterday, Sam Williams

Praa Sands: 1 Gull-billed Tern on beach with Sandwich Terns. (M Southam)

Penzance: 1 Osprey over the harbour this morning.

Marazion: 3 Sandwich Tern on the beach. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Osprey fishing early morning.

Cot Valley: 1 m Lesser Whitethroat, singing. (N Wheatley)


Wednesday 1st July 2015

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 Gull-billed Tern and 7 Mediterranean Gull on Lelant Saltings. (A McGowan, M Ahmad, MJ Spicer – photo) Also 2 Green Sandpiper on Ryan’s field. (MJ Spicer) The Gull-billed Tern was later on Ryan’s Field, also 1 2cy Ring-billed Gull. (R Farnes) Also 1 Common Sandpiper on Ryan\s Field. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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RFarnes_GBTern_010715Gull-billed Tern, Rod Farnes RFarnes_MedGull_010715Mediterranean Gull, Rod Farnes RFarnes_RBGull_010715Ring-billed Gull, Rod Farnes

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 9 Mediterranean Gull (3 ads, 6 juvs) over. (D Flumm)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at 20:30. (MJ Spicer)

Marazion beach: 23 Mediterranean Gull inc juv. (M Ahmad)

MAhmad_MedGull_010715Mediterranean Gull, Mashuq Ahmad



Sunday 19th April 2015

Late News, 18/4, St Ives: 8 Wheatear on Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton)

Late News, 18/4, Hellesveors: 1 Hoopoe just below Folly Farm in the horse paddock. (V Stratton)

Late News, 18/4, Castle Gate: 1 female Marsh Harrier. (V Stratton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 2 hybrid geese, 2 Greylag, 6 Teal, 7 Mallard (with broods of 13, 2 & 1 ducklings), 2 1 Cormorant, 12 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Snipe, c150 Sand Martin,  c10 House Martin, c12 Swallow, 1 Swift, 2 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff and 7 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker) 1 Great White Egret still present at dusk roosting in the pines (P St Pierre C Barnard et al.) 1 Red Kite at 08:20. (I Webster) 1 Red Kite flew west 09:00, probably the Rosudgeon bird. (DK Parker C Barnard B Toms M Curtis) 1 Red Kite 11:00. (D Britton)

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Rosudgeon: 1 Red Kite at 09:00. (I Webster)

Gwithian: Adult Glaucous Gull. (T McGowan)

St Austell: 1 Red Kite. (D Thorpe)

St Hilary: 2 Red Kite. (C Atladock)

Bosistow: 2 Red Kite at 09:00 & 10:10 plus 9 House Martin east. (M Wallace D Flumm)

Polgigga: 1 Red Kite east 10:25 (presumed one of Bosistow birds) plus 1m Ring Ouzel on cricket pitch (D Flumm – photo P & H Taylor).

Red Kite over Nanjizal 19th April
Ring Ouzel @ Polgigga cricket pitch

Nanjizal: 1 Red Kite 11:05-11:15 (presumed one of Bosistow birds) and 1 Whimbrel. (D Flumm – photo) Also 1 Eastern Subalpine Warbler. (P St Pierre et al.) Wood Warbler and singing Grasshopper Warbler. (P & H Taylor)

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Trevilley: Singing Sedge Warbler by the road. (P & H Taylor)

Sennen: 9 Whimbrel over A30. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 5 Sand Martin and 1 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Colliford Reservoir/Dozmary Pool: 37 Canada Goose,1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Mallard,15 Tufted Duck, 5 Teal,1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 8(4 prs) Great Crested Grebe, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull,15 Black-headed Gull, 5 Buzzard, 23 Carrion Crow,14 Jackdaw, 5 Magpie,1 Wood Pigeon, 3 Stock Dove, 4 Blackbird,1 Song Thrush, 6 Skylark, 19 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail,1 Wheatear, 2 Swallow, 3 House Sparrow,17 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 3 Dunnock,1 Robin, 6 Wren,1 Chiffchaff,10 Willow Warbler and 4 Rabbit. (DA Conway)

Dunmere: Hoopoe flew over at 16:00. (T Potterton)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Sedge Warbler, 30 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat and 8 Tufted Duck. (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull on Lelant Saltings. Also 1 Common Sandpiper plus 2 Little Ringed Plover and 2 Common Sandpiper on Ryan’s Field. (C Barnard B Toms) Also on Ryan’s Field, 2 Swallows at buttress nest site in hide, 1 Canada Goose on nest on island and 1 on nest at car wash side. (D Jenkins)

Gwendreath: 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (S Bury – photo)


Roughtor: 1 Red Kite drifted north at 11:50. Also over 20 Wheatear’s around Roughtor and 15 Swallows over. (D Grose)

Land’s End: 2 Ring Ouzels and 1 f Redstart on Treve Common. (D Flumm) Also 22 Wheatear from the cycle track,  3 Whitethroat,  3 Willow Warbler and 3 Sedge Warbler. (C Barnard)

St Ives: 2 Purple Sandpiper on rocks on the island this morning. (P & H Taylor)

Kenidjack: 1m Pied Flycatcher  and 1 Wryneck. Also “many” Willow Warblers. (R Farnes – photos)

Willow Warbler Kenidjack Cornwall 19415 R Farnes Willow Warbler Kenidjack Cornwall 190415 R Farnes

Croft Pascoe: A female Cuckoo feeding in the plantation. (C Benton)

Goonhilly: A male Cuckoo singing on the downs plus 2 Reed Bunting. (C Benton)

St Ives: 8 Wheatear, 1 female Ring Ouzel, 10 Buzzard, 5 Raven and 2 Sparrowhawk. (V Stratton)

Hellesveor Moors: 1 Hoopoe just below Folly Farm in the horse paddock and 6 Swallows. (V Stratton)

Towednack: 9 Red Kites a flock of 6 birds and a group of 3 all quietly flew South East and 10 Wheatears this evening. (V Stratton)

St Levan: 1 Blue-headed Wagtail at Raftra Farm. (M Wallace)

Crowdy Reservoir: Red Kite at 08:30, 4 Common Sandpipers, Siskins. (B Craven)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Gull-billed Tern from 08:15 to 08:50. Also 11 Whimbrel, 8 Greenshank, 98 Black-Tailed & 3 Bar-Tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Red & 13 Common Redshank, 3 Common Sandpiper and a Common Snipe. (C Selway)

Gull-billed Tern Walmsley Sanctuary Cornwall 19415 C Selway

Porthgwarra: Hooded Crow at Roskestal Farm. (M Wallace)

Truro: Red Kite high over Kenwyn at 13:02. (S Rogers)

St Just: 1m Blue-headed Wagtail in ploughed field by Cape Cornwall road at 13:00.

Kenidjack: Male Pied Flycatcher. (M Halliday) Also Spotted Flycatcher and Wryneck.

Pendeen: Black Kite over moor east of Pendeen by old mine stack at 17:00.

Nanjizal: 2 Blue-headed Wagtails at Higher Bosistow Farm.

Sennen: Siberian Chiffchaff at Brew sewage works.


Tuesday 14th April 2015

Late photos 13/4 Polgigga: Hoopoe by Alan James

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Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull from causeway. (MJ Spicer) 1 Water Rail on Ryan’s Field.

Land’s End: 1 Wryneck east of Greeb Farm plus 6 Wheatear. (MJ Spicer)

Polgigga: 1 Hoopoe still on cricket pitch. (DK Parker MJ Spicer)

Lizard Down: 1m Western Subalpine Warbler still. (R Farnes – photo 1, J St Ledger – photos 2 & 3 B Dodd) with a second male present this evening. Also 1 Turtle Dove over. (T Blunden)

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Western Subalpine Warbler Kynance 14th April 2015 Western Subalpine Warbler Kynance 14th April 2015 (2)

Fourburrow: 1 Gull-billed Tern just S of A30 in ploughed fields north east of Chiverton Cross at 18:00 at SW765484. (B Field)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 ad Glaucous Gull flew south. (M Ahmad) Also 5 Common Sandpiper. (MD Wallace)

Kenidjack: 1 Wall Brown Butterly. (P&H Taylor)

Marazion: 3 Whimbrel. (C Barnard) 1 Red-rumped Swallow, 1 Swallow, c110 Sand Martin and 1 Green Sandpiper late evening and a Night Heron appeared to land just west of Longrock Pool at dusk. (P St Pierre et al.)

Porth Joke: 1 probable Subalpine Warbler (male) just past Goose Rock Hotel. (E Everall)

Heligan: 1 Tawny Owl calling. (T Mills)

Rosenannon Downs: 24 Snipe and 1 Jack Snipe. (C Selway)