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)

Wednesday 14th October 2020

Late news, 13/10, Lower Point, Coverack: 1 Wheatear, 20 Swallows, 15 House Martins. (M Garwood)

Late news, 13/10, Church Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 House Martin, 4 Swallows. (D Collins)

Late news, 13.10, Newquay, Trevoll Farm: 1 Barn Owl, 1 Tawny Owl, Redwing (heard only). (S Grose)

Lizard Downs: 1 Red Kite, 1 male Merlin, 1 House Martin, 4 Redwings. (D Collins)

Landrake: 1 White Stork in flight at lunchtime heading east. (D Marr)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 20 Lapwings on Copperhouse. (M Logan) 3 Grey Plover, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Greenshank, 1 Knot, 3 Dunlin, 8 ad Med Gull, 16 Little Egret. (B Hibbett) 3 Great White Egrets this evening. Initially tried to land on Copperhouse Creek but gulls put them off. Then relocated near Birders Bistro. (J Yates) Ryans field: 10 Lapwing, 4 Greenshank, 9 Redshank, 1 Sparrowhawk flew past, 10 Curlew ,1 Grey Wagtail this pm. (R Chiffers)

Redshank – Robin Chiffers

Greenshank – Robin Chiffers

Tregrehan Boscundle woods: 3 Crossbill feeding in Sitka spruce. Please note this is a private wood. (I Stewart)

Porthgwarra: 40 Golden Plover, 3 Snipe, 23 Pied Wagtail, 153 Meadow Pipit,  1 Richards Pipit at 08:49, 1 Swallow,  4 Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Firecrest,  31 Skylark, 6 Fieldfare, 24 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, 5 Chough, 1 Jay , 1 Goldfinch, 11 Linnet, 9 Greenfinch, 19 Siskin, 3 Redpoll, 259 Chaffinch, 4 Brambling, 1 Lapland Bunting, 5 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto P Roseveare) 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, Woodcock, Redpoll and thrushes at Trevean. (M Wallace) Merlin, Swallow, Wheatear, 5 Golden Plover. (D Underwood)

Bosistow: 6 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest. (D Underwood)

Polgigga: 1 juv Hobby. (D Underwood)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Gadwall, 1 drake Tufted Duck, 2 adult Whooper Swan, adult Mediterranean Gull, 1 Dunlin. (B Bosisto P Roseveare) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe. (D Underwood)

Sennen Cove: c30 Golden Plover in bare field south of airport at SW370278. Very hard to see on the ground but every now and again they take flight and swirl around in a tight flock. (J Laidler) 6 adult and 1 1w Med Gulls. (B Hibbert) Short-eared Owl. (M McKee)

Coverack: Hawfinch over Little Treleaver. (J Foster)

Land’s End: Richard’s Pipit over cycle track towards Treeve Moor at c09:50. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Cape Cornwall: 2 Great White Egret at c08:45. (D Underwood)

Nanquidno: Great White Egret flew north plus Yellow-browed Warbler still, 1 Fieldfare. (A Ramesh) 2 Great White Egret (N at 08.20), 1 Golden Plover, 1 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 31 Skylark, 250 Meadow Pipit, 30 Alba Wagtail, 7 Song Thrush, 20 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 10 Blackcap, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 300 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 30 Goldfinch, 60 Linnet, 27 Crossbill, 14 Siskin, 2 Bullfinch (07.30 -10.00). (A Harris)

Kenidjack: 2 Great White Egret reported between Boscean and Kenidjack Farm at 09:33. Great White Egret flew east up the valley at c09:56, also 1 Redwing and 2 Yellow-browed Warbler by the engine shed. (P Fraser) Yellow-browed Warbler at the end of the tarmac in the garden on the north side, also 3 Coal Tit and Hen Harrier over, (D Flumm) Red Kite reported south over the valley at c14:30. (per D Flumm)

St Just: Wheatear.  (D Flumm)

Porthcurno: 1 Yellow-browed warbler calling in scrubby area to right of track from car park to beach at 1645. (I Tidmarsh)

Carnyorth: Great White Egret over north at 11:10. (J Swann)

Eagles Nest, Zennor: Great White Egret seen in field beside B3306 at 17:30. (J Feary)

Foage valley, Zennor: 1 male Hen Harrier east. (P St Pierre)

Cot Valley: 2+ Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest, 3 Redwing. (P Fraser) Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Crossbill in spruce. (C Moore)

Skewjack: Hen Harrier, Merlin, Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Redpoll. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: 1 Short-eared Owl quartering small fields, 1 Whinchat, 4 Choughs and a large amount of Gannets, lots of young, and many seabirds feeding over a large pod of Dolphins. (J and J Elvin)

Crowdy Reservoir: 7 Yellow-legged Gull (3w, near adult, 5 adult), presumed Lesser Black-backed Gull x Herring Gull hybrid, 10 Herring Gull, 275 Black-headed Gull, c1100 Lesser Black-backed Gull in roost plus redhead Red-breasted Merganser and a sinensis Cormorant. (M Ahmad)

Devoran: Osprey flew overhead near Yummy Scrummy cafe at Devoran about 16:00 and flew south. Peregrine also seen hunting about 15:30. (J Clarke)

Osprey – Josh Clarke

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 9 Redwing in garden. (B.Toms)

Sancreed: 12 Redwing & 3 Fieldfare both first of the autumn, 3 Skylark, 22 Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Park Head: 8 Choughs inc juveniles. No rings. (H & M Taylor)

Morwenstow: 20 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Willow Tit,1 Marsh Tit, 1 Sparrowhawk,100 Goldfinch, 10 Chaffinch with 1 Brambling mixed in. (S Windle)

Brambling – Stevan Windle


Sunday 11th October 2020

Pendeen: (07:30 -10:00) Juv Sabine’s Gull, Ad Pomarine Skua, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 4 Common Scoter (S Rogers, P Clement, G. Lawlor)

Bosistow Lane: 1 Radde’s Warbler photographed and showing well along lane between Higher and Lower Bosistow, also 2 Yellow-browed Warblers. (L Thomson)

Nanjizal Valley: 43 new ringed. 5 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, 12 Blackcap and 4 Chiffchaff. Also, Hawfinch over late morning, Ring Ouzel, 8 Redwing, Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail, 1 Merlin, 80 Skylark, 24 Siskin, 7 Common Crossbill, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 150 Woodpigeon. (P Roseveare, K Wilson, B Bosisto, R Veal, J Ryan)

Hayle Estuary: 7 Pink-footed Goose, 53 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Greenshank, 4 Little Egret. (K Mullins & I Clark) In addition, 2 Pintail, 1 Spotted Redshank and 3 Dunlin. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

St Ives Island: Grey Phalarope on the water. (C Oates)

Grey Phalarope – Chris Oates

St Just: Yellow-browed Warbler in willow scrub next to LBS access road, just off main road. Also 9 Siskin over. (J Branscombe)

Trevescan: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (G Lawlor, M Ferris)

Land’s End: Merlin and 8 Siskin. (B Mellow)

Porthgwarra: Turtle Dove still at Ardensawah Farm. (B Mellow) 6+ Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)

Cot Valley: 19 Siskin. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler by the water treatment works. (S Rogers)

Charlestown: Firecrest and 5 Swallow. (P St Pierre)

Helford River: 4 Cattle Egret at mouth of Polwheveral Creek. (D Collins)

Falmouth: 6 Common Scoter, briefly, on water off Pennance Point. (J St Ledger)

Lizard Point: 1 Short-eared Owl coming in off the sea at 1800 hrs, heading west. (M Garwood)

Caerthillean: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Turtle Dove. (I Maclean)

Short-eared Owl – Ilya Maclean

Lowland Point, Coverack: 4 Firecrest. (D Wright)

Firecrest – Doug Wright

Godolphin Cross: 2 Firecrest. (C Richards)

Towan Beach, Roseland: Osprey fishing close in shore. (E Drury)

St.Winnow: 1 Greenshank and 8 Little Grebe. (E Mayhew)

Camel Estuary: 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 12 Little Egret, 24 Bar-tailed Godwit, 30 Grey Plover, 3 Ringed Plover, 100 Dunlin, 20 Knot. (K Mullins & I Clark)

Porth Joke: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 7 Goldcrest, 1 Whinchat, 1 Coal Tit, 5 Blackcap, 40 Linnet. (S Rowe)

Colliford Reservoir: 2 Grey Plover, 1 Lapwing in Gillhouse Bay. (B Craven)

Dozmary Pool: 2 Shoveler. (B Craven)

Bude Marshes: 289 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 4 hybrid type Canada Goose, 4 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Snipe, 5 Grey Heron, 3 Teal, 49 Mallard, 23 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 female Peregrine Falcon, 1 female Sparrowhawk, 2 Kingfisher and 79 Black-headed Gull. (N Bastin)

Kingfisher – Nigel Bastin

Rame Head: 50+ Swallow feeding and gathering on the phone lines. 4 Cirl Bunting in hedge between Coastguard’s cottages and the Coastguard station. (D Sharp)

Cirl Bunting – Deena Sharp

Par Beach Pool: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Water Rail (under the flowering pampas grass), 1 Barnacle Goose, 11 Linnet, 1 Snipe. (S Grose)

Castle an Dinas: 96 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 2 Barn Owl (S Grose)

Blackacre: 2 Marsh Tit. (S Grose)

Rialton Barton: 1 Treecreeper (in the only macrocarpa tree in the layby), 3 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)


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)


Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Sennen: 1 American Buff-bellied Pipit feeding in cut maize field behind Sennen school. (P St Pierre, P Wilson, D Balmer et al.)

Porthgwarra:  Richards Pipit over at 09.20 am heading towards Lands End. (M Wallace) The same or another over 10:15. (D Balmer) 2 Snow Bunting still south of coastguards. Lapland bunting flushed from stubble field east of car park. Black Redstart by coast path between Porthgwarra and St Levan. Also a Brambling over. (D Chown, N Grace). 1 Vagrant Emperor flew east towards car park valley. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler reported.

Nanjizal: 1 Little Bunting, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 12 Robin, 2 Firecrest, 20 Chiffchaff, 26 Blackcap. Also 1 Hawfinch over and a possible Olive-backed Pipit. (K Wilson)

Cot Valley: 1 Honey Buzzard flew North. (P Fraser, J Martin, N Wheatley)

Walmsley: 1 Pink-footed Goose (still), 28 Cattle Egret. (J St Ledger)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Marsh Harrier hunting over the marsh early morning. (S Rogers)

St Levan: 1 Woodlark early am, then flew East. (P St Pierre)

Skewjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (P St Pierrre)

Land’s End: 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Brambling, 1 Reed Bunting. (P St Pierre)

Penzance: 1 Red-throated Diver still in harbour. (P Taylor) Also 1 Egret sp. showing restricted yellow on the lores (yellow not extending over bill), patches of yellow on the rear tarsi. (M Ahmad)

Carnon Downs: 5 Crossbill. (J Chapple)

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest. (T Mills, L Proctor)

Penlee Point: Lapland Bunting in the last field on the left along Military Road. 

Rame Head: 4 Black Redstarts today. (C Buckland) 3 Black Redstart, c20 Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 7 Stock Dove, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Wheatear, c10 Cirl Bunting. (D Clegg) Also 1 Barred Warbler heard near the coastguard cottages. (V Tucker)

Black Redstart – C Buckland

Park Head: Vismig 07.45 – 08.30 am: 4 Siskin, 42 Chaffinch, 39 Meadow Pipit, 8 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 9 Pied Wagtail, 11 Stock Dove, 1 Goldcrest. (P Roseveare)

Trevose Head: 7 Chough (no rings visible), 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Chough, John St Ledger

Chough, John St Ledger

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 13 Mute Swan, 55 Canada Goose, 6 Shelduck, 14 Mallard, 22 Wigeon, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 85 Oystercatcher, 1 Avocet, 12 Ringed Plover, 3 Grey Plover, c.100 Golden Plover, 47 Lapwing, 2 Knot, 34 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 90 Redshank, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 95 Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 70 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser black-backed Gull, 1 Great black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 4 Kingfisher, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Magpie, 1 Jay, 55 Jackdaw, 8 Rook, 120 Carrion Crow, 11 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Rabbit, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood (M Scawen et al).

Truro: Meadow Pipit in a private garden. (M Costa)

Tywardreath: Young Wood Pigeon feeding on spill from garden feeders (R Barlow)

St Dennis: 1 Black Redstart, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcaps, 1 Buzzard, 3 Mistle thrush, 1 Reed bunting, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Redwing. (P Ash)

Black Redstart – P Ash

Wadebridge: 1 singing Dipper (D Julian)

Gunwalloe Church Cove and Reedbed: 3 Wheatear, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Water Rail. (G Adams)

Poldhu Reedbed: 1, probably 2, Cetti’s Warbler. (G Adams)

Dobwalls: Tawny owls heard calling from gardens to the south of the village from midnight to 1am (C&J Duffy)

Wadebridge, Burniere Point: 47 Mediterranean Gull, 65 Herring Gull, 86 Black headed Gull following the plough in field next to the hide this eve. (S Grose)

St Ives: 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose still in harbour.

Wilcove: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Kingfisher. (A Blonden)

Newquay Boating Lake: 2 Tawny Owl over the main lake. (S Grose)

Treen: 1 Snow Bunting reported over East.

RSPB Scillonian III wildlife cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 Red-throated Diver (Penzance harbour), 1 m Eider, 46 Gannet, 7 Guillemot, 3 Razorbill,  28 Auk sp., 6 Kittiwake, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Grey Phalarope, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf Rock to St Marys: 316 Gannet, 2 Guillemot, 1 Kittiwake, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Bluefin Tuna,  22 Common Dolphin. St Marys to Wolf Rock: 38 Gannet, 2 Great Skua, 1 Storm Petrel, 3 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 58 Gannet, 8 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 4 Auk sp., 12 Kittiwake, 10 Harbour Porpoise, 2 Common Dolphin, 6+ Bluefin Tuna. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)


Thursday 4th April 2019

Mousehole: 1 orange-billed tern sp west at 18.45, also 2 Sandwich Tern at 19.10. (M Elliot)

Pendeen Watch: 2 Hawfinch flew in off the sea at 10:45. (B Dodd, D Horton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis flew off at 10:15, but had returned by early afternoon, 6 (3pr) Shoveler, 1 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 4m Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 3 Sand Martin at 12.47. (M Webb). Also Water Pipit. (P Walsh)

Glossy Ibis, Martin Webb

Shoveler, Martin Webb

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler still adjacent to Coverack sewage works; located from coastal path at eastern end of tree cover at 12:20. (K J Chamberlain)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (C Selway)

Polgigga: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff still at duckpond. (J Miller)

Davidstow: 4 Wheatear on the airfield. (C Selway)

Long Rock: Male and female Blackcap in a private garden. (T Newing)

Pendower: 9 Black-throated Diver (in one group), 5 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-breasted Merganser (1 male, 1 female), 11 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger)

Portscatho: 1 Long-tailed Duck still, 1 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger)

Great Northern Diver, John St Ledger

Tresillian River: 1 Redshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit. (M Jones)

Hannafore:  2 Whimbrel, 7 Sandwich Tern and 1 Iceland Gull on the rocks. 6 Common Scoter and c24 Manx Shearwater headed west. (M Beer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Basin: 1 Redwing. (MJ Spicer)

Hayle: 5 Sandwich Tern in St. Ives Bay, 1 Wheatear (m) Mexico Towan. (J Evans)

Tywardreath:  2 Bullfinch (male and female), 1 male Siskin on garden feeders. (R. Barlow)

Mevagissey: 1 Osprey in a tree north of the harbour.

Penzance: 8 Sandwich Tern off the prom headed toward Newlyn. (J Evans)

Padstow: 2 m Wheatear, 2 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Crugmeer: 3 Grey Partridge, 2 Barn Owl, 7 Roe Deer. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 3 Tawny Owl heard this eve, and 1 Osprey reported today by an overnight angler. (S Grose)


Wednesday 10th October 2018

Late news, 9/10, St Agnes: 2+ Chough and 2 Wheatear at Trevellas. (S Hill)

Late news, 9/10, Truro: Calling Raven flew over Rosedale Estate, in a north-westerly direction. Used to a fairly regular occurrence earlier in year but not seen for a while. Has been seen on railway viaduct. (K & J Moretimore)

Late news, 9/10, Newquay, Trevithick Manor Farm: 1 Barn Owl, 2 Redwing heard overhead. (S Grose)

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs still present at 16:45. (R Harbird)

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler in the halfway wall sallows above the dried up pond. (M Wallace)

Pendeen: Yellow-browed Warbler at the church this afternoon. (J Swann)

Polgigga: Richard’s Pipit over Higher Bosistow. (L Thomson)

Polgigga: 2 Richard’s Pipits briefly, and Wheatear in field between Faraway cottage and Trevean this morning, also Wryneck along stone wall in gorse along coastal footpath. (M Ferris) Still 1 Richard’s Pipit present mid morning. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: Juv Rosy Starling Great Spotted Woodpecker and Turtle Dove still at Roskestal. (J Miller et al.) Wryneck between car park and Quinoa field. Male Merlin. (M Scott-Ham)

Rosy Starling – John Miller

Great Spotted Woodpecker – John Miller

Lizard Village: 1 Rosy Starling. (M Jones)

Nanquidno: Hawfinch in cottages below Nanjulian Farm. (B Hibbett)

St Ives: Wryneck on coast path 1 mile west of St Ives.

Cot Valley: 1 Redwing over. (D Helliar)

Nanjizal: Juv male Ring Ouzel in the lower valley. (M Scott-Ham) 2 Yellow-browed Warblers trapped today plus Little Bunting in the farm garden briefly before flying north. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Carn Boel: Female Merlin & 2 Wheatear. (M Scott-Ham)

Sennen Cove: Ad Great northern Diver in cove this evening. (J Miller)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 5 Tufted Duck, 7 Canada Goose, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 50 Meadow Pipit, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 12 Long-tailed Tit. (D Flumm)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Cattle Egret, 10 Little Egret, all Egrets flew high over Newquay boating lake at 18:40.(S Grose)

At sea: 150 Great Shearwaters from Scillonian III.

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Osprey – taking fish. (A Curwen)

Falmouth: 2 Firecrests at Glendurgan Gardens.

Penryn to Flushing footpath: 2 Green Woodpecker (1 male, 1 female), 1 Kestrel (female), 1 Sparrowhawk (female). (J St Ledger)

Green Woodpecker, John St Ledger

Cot Valley: Short-eared Owl briefly to the south.

Mount Hawke: 46 Goldfinch on overhead wires at 08:30. (RB & PC Girling)

Truro: Calling Raven flew over Rosedale Estate, in a north-westerly direction. Used to a fairly regular occurrence earlier in year but not seen for a while. Has been seen on railway viaduct. (K & J Moretimore)

Looe: Drake Eider below Hannafore Point. (N Banks)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 17 Mute Swan, 215 Canada Goose, 3 Shelduck, 35 Mallard, 36 Wigeon, 2 Pintail, 4 Red-legged Partridge,2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 15 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 65 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Grey Plover, 1 Lapwing, 3 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 40 Curlew, 120 Black-headed Gull, 170 Herring Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 9 Jackdaw, 15 Rook, 150 Carrion Crow, 3 Starling, 9 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Large White, 1 Comma, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Copper. (M Scawen et al.)