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)

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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)

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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.)

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Wednesday 30th May 2018

Late news, 29/5, Penwithick: 1 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Blue Tit, 10 House Sparrow, 2 Woodpigeon and 1 Coal Tit. (K Bowers)

Jay – Kevin Bowers

Pied Wagtails – Kevin Bowers

Late news, 29/5, Truro: 2 Swifts over the garden, very scarce so far. (D Jenkins)

Late news, 29/5, Helford: Garden Warbler singing from scrub near Trebah Garden. (D Collins)

Mermaid II pelagic in Mounts Bay: 1 Wilson’s Petrel about 3 miles south of the Mount, also 15 European Storm Petrel. Plus 4 Puffin, 3 Great Northern Diver, 3 Storm Petrel, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Skua, 40+ Common Dolphin and 1 Ocean Sunfish on west side of Bay. (M Elliot)

Hayle: Millponds: Iberian Chiffchaff still present at 19:30 showing well still singing, closer to ploughed fields. (J Evans)

Coverack: 1 ad Long-tailed Skua  past, also ,1 dark phase Arctic Skua, 35 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver. (A Cockroft)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Great White Egret still in NE arm, also 2 juv Grey Heron and 4 Great Crested Grebe. (DK Parker)

Great White Egret, Dave Parker

Redruth: 1 m Hawfinch at Roseland Gardens.

Widemouth Bay: 1 Wheatear, probably of the Greenland race and a Rock Pipit carrying food. (H Kendall)

Maer Lake: 2 Swifts feeding over the lake and surrounding pastures. Five Black-tailed Godwits on the muddy lake fringes. (H Kendall)

Marazion: c50 Dunlin, c25 Sanderling, c20 Ringed Plover, 7 Turnstone, 6 Whimbrel and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on the beach. (DK Parker)

Tywardreath: Bullfinch 2 male & 2 female, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Coal Tit on garden feeders and 1 Dunnock carrying food. (R Barlow)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 5 summer-plumaged Purple Sandpiper. (T Mills)

Purple Sandpipers, Tony Mills

Charlestown: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (D Hastilow)

Hensbarrow Downs: 5 Cuckoo. (B Bosisto)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1s Mediterranean Gull, 30 Ringed Plover, 30 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel, 3 Oystercatcher chicks on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal)

Penryn: Red Kite 1 flew W at 10:15. (J Holmes)

Goss Moor: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

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Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Late news, 22/5, Camelford: Honey Buzzard flew over high heading west at 14:00. (A Bond)

Late news, 22/5, Marazion: 65 Sanderling & 2 Bar-tailed Godwits on the beach in the evening. (J Hawkey)

Late news, 22/5, Marazion Marsh RSPB: 12 House Martins; 2 Swift; 2 Sand Martin’s & 4 Swallows in the evening. (J Hawkey)

Nanjizal: Female Hawfinch and flava wagtail over this morning. (K Wilson)

Polgigga: Iberian Chiffchaff still between Bosistow Lane and Raftra Farm midday, though distant. (J Miller)

Hayle: Iberian Chiffchaff still singing at the millpond in the area around the wooden bridge. (DK Parker) 3 Red Kite over rugby ground 12:40. (D Flumm)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot , 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 116 Dunlin. (Bob Bosisto)

Ventonleague: 10 Red Kite over (1 at 12:08, 7 together at 12:24, 2 at 14:38) all moving slowly East/North East. (P Rutter)

St Erth: 3 Red Kite (two west 09:50, one east 15:00), plus 1 Little Egret over. (MJ Spicer)

Hayle Estuary: 7 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on Lelant Saltings. 3 Curlew and 1 Whimbrel on Ryan’s Field. 1 Curlew on Copperhouse Creek. (MJ Spicer)

Croft Pascoe: Bee-eater and Hawfinch over this morning; also 2 Cuckoo. (F Bell) Also 8 Crossbill. (B Bosisto)

Sancreed: 3 Red Kite (2 circling 08:45, 1W. 14:18). (D Flumm)

Crowlas: 3 Red Kite over A.30 09:02. (D Flumm) 1 Hobby NE at 17:00, also 5 Red Kite. (R Veal)

Whitecross: 1 Red Kite over A.30 09:05 .(D Flumm)

Penzance: 2 Siskin east over Sainsbury’s. (D Flumm)

Marazion Beach: 72 Sanderling, 24 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover & 2 Whimbrel. (J Hawkey)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 s/p Grey Plover and 16 Dunlin. (M Beer)

Egloshayle: 1 Red Kite overhead 13:45, drifting SE and feeding from small prey in talons, dropped but caught in mid-air over Sladesbridge. (P McGregor)

Lizard: Turtle Dove flew over Lizard Point. (B Bosisto)

Windmill Farm: 1 Red Kite. (B Bosisto)

Mullion: 2 Red Kite heading south over Mullion School during my PE lesson at 03:10. (J Thirlaway-Price)

Mawgan: 3 Red Kites over. (P Bedford)

Treen: Tree Pipit over. (C Urquhart)

Castle An Dinas: 3 Red Kite, 6 Buzzard, 1 Cuckoo, 3 Yellowhammer, also present Meadow Pipits, Linnets, Skylarks, Stonechats. 2 Adder, & 1 Common Lizard. (S Grose)

Downderry: 11 Great Northern Divers  and 10 Manx Shearwaters noted offshore early this morning, whilst 3 Whimbrel on the beach. (A Payne)

Lanivet: 3 Red Kite seen over Wheal Prosper HWRC. (A Matthews)

Kennack Sands: 1 Ringed Plover, 12 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin. (F Trewin)

Truro: 1m & 1f Siskin in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Newquay: 1 Sparrowhawk at Huer’s hut. (S Grose)

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Monday 30th April 2018

Late news, 28/4, Gwendreath: 1 Grasshopper Warbler,, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Whitethroat singing. (C Lee)

Late news, 28/4, Kuggar: 4 House Martin over. (C Lee)

Late News, Botallack, 29/04: 28 Wheatear in fields south of Botallack Head, 15 Whimbrel flew inland. (J Waldon)

Davidstow Airfield: 2 Dunlin, 7 Wheatear, c.10 Pied Wagtail with 1 White Wagtail, several Linnets. (H Kendall, B Bryne) Also 1 Grey Plover on the airfield this morning also with 2 Dunlin. (B Field, B Craven) Plus pair of Garganey on first pool  on the left hand side of runway, plus c15 Wheatear probably of the Greenland race. (A Bond)

 

Grey Plover – Davidstow Airfield

GreyPlover, Brian Field

GreyPlover, Brian Craven

Garganey, Brian Craven

Chapel Porth: Iberian Chiffchaff still 400m beyond NT car park. (B Bosisto et al.) Although singing most of the time like a classic Iberian Chiffchaff, it did sometimes switch to a more standard Chiffchaff song. (This apparently may not be a problem, see here on page 5.) Also 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Siskin. (B Bosisto) Iberian Chiffchaff still present this evening. (J Ryan)

Iberian Chiffchaff – Dave Parker

Video from John Chapple.

Newlyn Harbour: 1 juv Glaucous Gull again. (L Proctor)

Coverack: 1 2cy Iceland Gull.

Ruan Lanihorne: 2 Spoonbill.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Drake Garganey still on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

Garganey – Dave Parker

Nanjizal: 1 Lesser Whitethroat ringed this morning. (K Wilson)

Truro, Idless: 2 Garden Warbler (B Kennett)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 17 Wheatear. ( B Craven)

Little Ringed Plover, Brian Craven

Whimbrel, Brian Craven

Fowey, Gribben Head: 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard, 1 Skylark. ( D Hastilow )

Mounts Bay: 60+ Manx Shearwater. (L Proctor)

Gannel Estuary: 21 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 14 Sand Martin, 4 Sedge Warbler. (S Grose)

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 Sedge Warbler, c50 Swallow, c40 Sand Martin, c50 House Martin, 3 Swift, 23 Wheatear. (P Stidwill)

Mount Hawke: 1 singing Skylark at 09.30. (RB Girling)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 leusictic Willow Tit at the hide feeders. (R Mudge)

Downderry: 18 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and a Dunlin on the beach this morning. A Cuckoo heard in the Seaton Valley this afternoon. (A Payne)

Cotehele Quay, Tamar Estuary: 1 singing Reed Warbler and 1 Stock Dove. (R Smaldon)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Lapwing, 76 Black- tailed Godwit,18 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 23 Dunlin, 7 Greenshank, 21 Common Teal, 2 Shoveler, 2 Northern Wheatear, 80 Sand Martin, 20 Swallow,  3 Common Swift. ( B Bosisto , P Roseveare )

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Saturday 21st April 2018

Late news 20/4, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Whimbrel and 2 Black-tailed Godwit. (PJ Freestone)

Late news 20/4, Gwithian: 1 Wheatear, 2 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe, 2 Mute Swan, 19 Tufted Duck, 30+ Sand Martin, 1 Kestrel. (PJ Freestone)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Copperhouse Creek: 1 ad Bonaparte’s Gull at 2pm. Lelant Saltings: 3 Mediterranean Gull, (2 ad s/p & 1s). Ryan’s Field: 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper & 1 Greenshank. (J Hawkey)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Purple Heron still, also 6 Swallow, 4 singing Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 6 singing Cetti’s Warbler, pair Bullfinch, 2 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper. (P St Pierre, R Butts) Plus 4 Stonechat, 1 Buzzard and 1 Willow Warbler. (P Freestone) Purple Heron still present this evening. The 3 Garganey (2 m + 1 f) from the bay flew into the marsh late evening. (S Rogers, A Mckechnie)

Garganey, Alex Mckechnie

Boscundle Tregrehan: 1 m Hawfinch at 10:30 in private garden. (I Stewart)

Botallack common: 1 Hoopoe flew northwest from Warren’s pool landing in heather between the pool and the radio mast at c11.40, also Cuckoo calling from Higher Bostraze. (P Clarke)

Newlyn: Juv Glaucous Gull flew south from Newlyn Harbour at 12:30. (L Proctor) Glaucous Gull back in the harbour mid-afternoon, plus 1 1w Kittiwake and 9 Turnstone (3 males in summer plumage), also 3 Sandwich Tern feeding off Sandy Cove. (T Mills)

Kittiwake, Tony Mills

St Dennis: Red Kite flew over garden today and mobbed by Herring Gull before moving away. (P Ash)

Red Kite – Paul Ash

Red Kite – Paul Ash

Treskinnick Cross, Poundstock: Red Kite at 12:45. (B Bryne)

Windmill Farm: 7 Skylark, 5 Swallow, 11 Meadow Pipit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Raven, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting, 9 Willow Warbler, 1 Wood Warbler, 10 Linnet, 3 Blackcap, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Common Lizard, 3 Adder, 5 Slow Worm, 1 Stoat. (J Evans)

Lamorna: 1 Red Kite drifting overhead at 12:30. (J Hawkey)

Week St Mary: 2 Red Kite. (R Isherwood)

Tehidy: 1 Red Kite. (A.Neil)

River Gannel Estuary:1 Red Kite. (C Stephenson)

Camborne: 1 Red Kite over A30 at 11:30. (R Veal)

Wadebridge: 1 Red Kite being mobbed by gulls (J & B Teague)

Connor Downs: 1 Red Kite this morning flew towards Gwithian (PJ Freestone)

Trevarrion: 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Kestrel, 1 Red Kite, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Raven. (S Grose)

Mounts Bay: 3 Whimbrel; 5 Great Northern Divers; 1 Bottlenose Dolphin. (R Butts) Plus 19 Common Scoter, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver & 3 Sandwich Tern. (J Hawkey) Also 3 Garganey (2 m + 1 f) off Great Hogus Rocks. (S Rogers)

Porthilly Point: 4 Curlew, 2 Ringed Plover, 69 Oystercatcher, 9 Sandwich Tern, 25 Sand Martin, 5 Skylark. (S Grose)

Praa Sands: 3 Great Northern Divers offshore this morning. Also pod of 20
probable Bottlenose Dolphins in bay (and yesterday morning as well). (S Cubbage)

College Reservoir: 2 Marsh Tit (pair), 1 male Shoveler (D Eva)

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 singing Willow Warbler seen, 3 Swallow, singing Chiffchaff and a croaking Toad. (C&J Duffy)

Bodmin Moor, Black Penquite: 3 Cuckoo (2 male, 1 female), 1 Common Redstart (male), 1 Snipe. (Male Cuckoos were fighting for some time). (J St Ledger)

Bodmin Moor, De Lank Waterworks to Garrow Tor: 1 Cuckoo (male), 1 Common Redstart (male), 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Wheatear, 2 Swallow, 6 Skylark. (J St Ledger)

Mount Hawke: 1 m Bullfinch at garden bird table at 18.20. (RB & PC Girling)

Porth Joke: 3 Whitethroat, 14 Blackcap, 7 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk. (S Rowe)

Crackington Haven: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Siskin (male & female), 1 Willow Warbler and 1 male Blackcap in private garden. (J & B Teague)

Sennen: 3 Canada Geese, Grey Heron over Trinity Pool.

Bosullow: 2 Swallow; Cuckoo.

Marazion beach: 77 Whimbrel, 12 Turnstone. (J Hawkey)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 80+ Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Shelduck, 6 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 8 Mallard, 4 Coot, 6 Moorhen, 3 Grey Heron, 50+ Canada Goose, 2 Teal. (K.Bowers)

Gadwall, Kevin Bowers

Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers

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