Thursday 5th April 2018

FOUND in the Burniere Hide, Walmsley Sanctuary, this morning. A pair of binoculars, hanging from the Bird Log case by the door. If you believe they are yours, please ring 01566 782555 with a description, and I’ll try and get them back to you! (Paul Mallett)

Lizard Village: 2 Alpine Swift lingering over the village at 08:50 until 10:00 when they drifted off north. (G Swan, M Pass) Relocated north of Grade at 11:00 then lost to view. (J Foster, TD Mills, DK Parker) Then 11:05 at Old Cider Barn, Predannack (M Pass) At least 1 still present along the Kynance Road from the surfers car park at 17:40. (MJ Spicer, R Wilkins) Also 1 Jack Snipe south of Kynance track. (P Clement, MJ Spicer)

AlpineSwift, Linton Proctor

Drift Reservoir: 1 Pink-footed Goose and 1 Greylag Goose. (J Thirlaway-Price)

Poldgu Cove: 1 Hawfinch. (J Poyner)

Newquay Tretherras School: 3 Swallow heading north at 10.15 and 1 Osprey over at 15:00 being mobbed by gulls. (D Grose)

Hayle Kimbro: 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Little Grebe (D Eva)

Stowe’s Hill (Cheesewring): 11 Wheatear (many calling),4 Stonechat, 5 Raven. Also numbers of Meadow Pipit and Skylark. (J St Ledger)

Wheatear – John St Ledger

Siskin – John St Ledger

Golitha Falls: 2 Mistle Thrush, 4+ Nuthatch in trees. On Cafe feeders; 2 Marsh Tit, 4 Siskin, 2 Nuthatch. (J St Ledger)

Crowlas: 1 Swallow. (J Evans)

Rame Head: 3 Swallow in off the sea 12:35. (D Allan)

Pendeen Watch: Pair of Swallows by Pendeen lighthouse. (N Allen) Also 1 Merlin by the lighthouse, 1 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 2 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Swallow. (A Hartley)

Geevor: 1 Stonechat. (A Hartley)

Wadebridge: m+f Bullfinch, 2 Siskin, f Blackcap and 1 Nuthatch at Two Trees. (N. Greaves)

Windmill Farm: 1 Swallow and 4 Adders at 12:00. (D Wright)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Willow Warbler, 4f Goosander, 1 Willow Tit (leucistic). (R Mudge)

Mount’s Bay: 13 Common Scoter (inc c4/5 new males). (PA Fraser)

Kenidjack: 2 Swallow this afternoon. (J Swann)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 brown-headed Goosander this evening, 11 Raven. (B Craven)

Tregadillett: 10+ Yellowhammer in a private garden ( B Craven)

Crackington Haven: 2 Swallow & 2 Sand Martin  this afternoon flying north.  (J&B Teague)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 138 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Redshank, 2 Knot, 1 Curlew, 1 Turnstone, 23 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 22 Sand Martin, 1 male Reed Bunting, 8 Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 41 Canada Geese 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Buzzard, 13 Teal, 5 Jackdaw, 12 Mallard, 3 Shelduck, 4 Moorhen, 4 Shoveler, 1 Coot, 2 Gadwall, 4 Mute Swan, 2 Cormorant, 2 White Wagtail, 6 Carrion Crow, 2 Dunnock, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 8 Herring Gull, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Wren, 4 Wood Pigeon. (P Sharp)

Land`s End: Wheatear along cycle track, Great Northern Diver past.

Sennen, Trinity Pool: 2 Canada Geese + 1 Grey Heron.

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Thursday 29th March 2018

Late news, 28/3, Tehidy CP: 1 Marsh Tit. (B Dodd)

Late news, 28/3, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Grey Heron , 2 Little Egret , 6 Canada Goose , 2 Shelduck , 1 Black-tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. (K Bowers)

Grey Heron – Kevin Bowers

Black-tailed Godwit – Kevin Bowers

Davidstow Airfield: Pair of Wheatear at 13:00. (N Page)

Mawgan: 1 Nuthatch, 5 Siskin and 2 Blackcap in garden. (P Bedford)

Nanjizal: Hooded Crow at Higher Bosistow. (MD Wallace)

Marazion: 5 Red-throated Diver, 6 Common Scoter and 6 Sandwich Tern offshore plus a Water Pipit on the beach. (L Proctor, B Mellow)

Porthgwarra: 32 Fulmar, 86 Kittiwake and 62 Puffin 09:00 – 09:30. 1 Red-throated Diver, 14 Fulmar, 45 Kittiwake and 11 Puffin 09:30 – 10:00. Continuous stream of Manx Shearwater and auks throughout. 2 Mallard, 1 Snipe and 4 Long-tailed Tit in the valley. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 17 Shelduck, 4 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 4 Greenshank, 7 Grey Plover, 18 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 2w Med Gull and 4 Sandwich Tern on Lelant Saltings.

Portscatho: 2 Great Northern Divers in the harbour at 15:00. (T Farr)

Par Pond: 1 Teal, 1 Wren. (C Hooper)

Teal – C Hooper

Wren – C Hooper

St Merryn: 2 Hawfinch on sunflower hearts briefly in neighbours garden. (R Hughes)

Towan Head: 45 Turnstone, 17 Purple Sandpiper. (S Rowe)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 12 Sandwich Tern on rocks. (J St Ledger)

Sandwich Tern, John St Ledger

Gwennap: Green Sandpiper (R Hampshire)

Lanner: 2 Common Lizards (R Hampshire)

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Wednesday 28th March 2018

Late news, 27/3, Kenidjack: 1 very vocal Firecrest by the log splitter and 3 Chiffchaff. (S Turner)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 7 Cattle Egret amongst Little Egret, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Gadwall, 2 Pintail, 10+ Swallow, 20+ Sand Martin, 1 Reed Bunting. (D Trevelyan)

Port Isaac, Treharrock Manor: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Buzzard, 5 Raven. (S Grose)

College Reservoir: 6 Sand Martin. (C Benton)

Camel Trail Wildlife Walk to Tregunna: 22 Mute Swan, 2 Whooper Swan, 3 Canada Goose, 36 Shelduck, 9 Mallard, 3 Wigeon, 5 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 45 Oystercatcher, 1 Turnstone, 1 Common Sandpiper, 65 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 85 Curlew, 65 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 17 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 6 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 35 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 3 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 4 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, 4 Bullfinch,  1 Otter, 5 Palmate Newt. (M. Scawen et al.)

Porthkidney Sands: 28 Sandwich Terns. (R Butts & Tim Pinfield)

Godrevy: 2 male Wheatears. (R Butts & Tim Pinfield)

Hayle & Ryan’s Field: 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 2 imm. Common Gull, 6 imm. Mediterranean Gull. (R Butts & Tim Pinfield)

Padstow farm shop: 2 Barn Owl at 21:30. (S Grose)

Pendower-Carne beach: Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 8 Diver sp, 2 Slavonian, Red-necked Grebe, Dunlin & lots of Gannets. (T Farr)

Ruan Lanihorne: Two Spoonbill at 17:25. (T Farr)

Egloshayle: 5 definitely but possibly 8 Hawfinch this morning at the old cemetery 09:30 (not the churchyard!). (A Langdon)

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Tuesday 27th March 2018

Late news, 25/3, Connor Downs: Woodcock calling over garden. (PJ Freestone)

Lizard Point: 15 Manx Shearwater, 14 Puffin, 5 Kittiwake, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver and juv Glaucous Gull on rocks at the point. (T Phelps, L Langley)

Penryn Campus: 1 Hawfinch. (T Phelps, L Langley)

Chapel Amble: 7 Cattle Egret and 1 Water Pipit, also Singing Willow Warbler (DI Julian)

Clapper Marshes: 2 Sand Martin, Common & Green Sandpiper this afternoon. (DI Julian)

Egloshayle: 1+ Hawfinch still at the old cemetery at 13:30. (DI Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 6 Shoveler, 4 Shelduck, 46 Teal, 6 Pintail, 3 Tufted Duck, 4 Ruff, 138 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Lapwing, 20 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow and 1 Water Pipit. ( Bob Bosisto )

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ad Little Gull and Yellow-legged Gull. (P Clement)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Wheatear, 4 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 28 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 46 Moorhen, 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker) 3 female Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, male Wheatear, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 18 Moorhen. (PJ Freestone and B Dallas)

Marazion: 68 Sanderling on beach this evening. (PJ Freestone and B Dallas)

Stithians Reservoir: Kingfisher flew over road at Southern Causeway at 09:05. (PJ Freestone) Also 6 Sand Martin, 1 Goldeneye (female), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (male), 3 Reed Bunting (2 male, 1 female), 1 Bullfinch (female). (J St Ledger)

Reed Bunting, John St Ledger

Goldeneye, John St Ledger

Porth Reservoir: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 1 pair returned to one of last years nests. 2 Little Grebe, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Coot. (S Grose)

St Mawes: 1 Red-necked Grebe. (D Collins)

Falmouth: Male Blackcap in hedgerow opposite Police Station. (PJ Freestone)

Loe Beach: Sandwich Tern this afternoon. (T Farr)

Liskeard: 2 Canada Geese in my field at Roseland. (V Bell)

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Monday 26th March 2018

Late news, 25/3, Porth Reservoir: 5 pair Great Crested Grebes (2 pairs displaying with vegetation), 4 pairs Moorhen (1 pair mating), 3 Grey Heron, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 1 Tawny Owl calling, 4 Buzzard, 2 Chiffchaff calling, 1 Song Thrush and 4 Blackbird. (D Thomas)

Late news, 25/3, Penwithick: 8 House Sparrow, 3 Blue Tit, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Robin. (K Bowers)

House Sparrow – Kevin Bowers

House Sparrow – Kevin Bowers

Late news, 25/3, Drift Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Sand Martin (S. Rogers)

Late news, 25/3, Perranuthnoe: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 8 Turnstone. (S. Rogers)

Turnstone – Steve Rogers

Buttermilk Hill: 1 male Ring Ouzel, 9 Ravens  and 2 Meadow Pipits displaying. (V Stratton)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1st winter Ring-billed Gull with Herring Gulls feeding in fields opposite Gannel filling station. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 1w Iceland Gull and 1 redhead Goosander on Lelant Saltings. (P Roseveare, MJ Spicer) Also 1 ad Iceland Gull. (M Ahmad)

Egloshayle: 4 Hawfinch still at the old cemetery at 08:15. More photos at Images Naturally. (A Langdon)

Hawfinch- Adrian Langdon

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter and Long-tailed Duck still at 09:50. (T Farr)

Tresillian: 2 Spoonbill on the river opposite Tresemple Pool. (M Jones)

Rock, Porthilly Point: 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 11 Shelduck, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Skylark, 11 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Swallow on Longrock Pool plus drake Tufted Duck still. (DK Parker) Also 2 Cetti’s Warblers on boardwalk past the railway line. (J Dennis)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Shelduck, 12 Canada Geese, 2f Goldeneye, 9 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Willow Tit, 1 Tawny Owl calling, 1 Marsh Tit. (R Mudge)

Upper Tamar Lake: 3 Cormorant, 4 Willow Tit, 1 Buzzard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Lesser Black-Backed Gull. (R Mudge)

Whitecross, Newquay: 100+ Golden Plover, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Wren, 1 Bullfinch, 5 Chaffinch, 1 pair Dunnock, 3 Buzzard and 1 pair Magpie building nest. (D Thomas)

Par Pond: 2 Teal. ( C Hooper)

Teal – C Hooper

Teal – C Hooper

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

Truro: Female Blackcap in front garden. (M Costa)

Restronguet Creek: 1 Sandwich Tern, 21 Red-breasted Merganser, 9 Shelduck, 4 Redshank, 5 Nuthatch (calling). (J St Ledger)

Red-breasted Merganser – John St Ledger

Newlyn: 1 Grey Heron on the river bank opposite the cinema. (J Scott)

Pendower: 2 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 6+ Black-throated Diver, 4+ Great Northern Diver & a Great Crested Grebe. (T Farr)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Whimbrel with 8 Curlew this afternoon. (T Farr)

Caerhays Castle: partial melanistic Great Black Backed Gull at Caerhays Castle late morning and possibly the bird at Hayle on 22/3. (T Farr)

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Sunday 25th March 2018

Late news, 24/3, Sennen Cove: 2nd cal Glaucous Gull. (K Wilson)

Bugle: 1 Hawfinch. (D Hill)

Hawfinch – David Hill

Egloshayle: 4 Hawfinch still in the old cemetery. (C Hooper – photo)

Hawfinch – John Chapple

Pendower/Carne Beaches, Roseland: 12+ Black-throated Diver, 2+ Great Northern Diver and probable (distant) Pacific Diver. Also fem Common Scoter, 2 Slavonian Grebe + 1 Red-necked Grebe (and 2+ distant Grebe sp), Sandwich Terns fishing the bay and a singing Chiffchaff. (M Silk)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 female Goosander, 2 Knot, 5 Sandwich Tern, 6 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 17 Grey Plover, 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Redshank. (D Eva)

Marazion: 1f Black Redstart, 1m Wheatear on beach. 1 Sand Martin, 3 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall on marsh. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Wilkins)

Sennen: 3 Red-throated Diver, 11 Sandwich Tern. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Wilkins)

Bartinney: 1 imm male Merlin. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Wilkins)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Sand Martin, 1 Water Rail, 1 Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 11 Snipe. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Shelduck, 3 Coot, 1 adult Iceland Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl at 20:05. (S Grose)

River Lynher: 2 Snow Goose. (T Clark)

Falmouth: 2 Common Scoter (male) feeding off Swanpool Beach. (J St Ledger)

Gulval: 1 Dipper. (A McKechnie)

Dipper – Alex McKechnie

Windmill Farm CBWPS Walk: 1 Grey Heron, 1 Reed Bunting (male), 4 Buzzard, 4 Skylark, 5 Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 3 Adder, 5 Slow Worm, 2 Common Lizard, 1 Palmate Newt, 1 Stoat. (D Wright)

Predannack Headland: 3 Wheatear. (D Wright)

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

Trenance boating lake, Newquay: 1 singing Chiffchaff. (B Heath)

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Friday 23rd March 2018

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup still and 6 Goldeneye at midday. (A Payne)

St Merryn: 2 Hawfinch coming to feeders in neighbour’s garden. (R Hughes)

Gwennap Valley: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Canada Goose, Buzzard, 3 Roe Deer. (R Hampshire)

St Gothian Sands NR: 8 Teal, 19 Tufted Duck, 2 ad and 1 juv Mute Swan, 33 Black-headed Gull, 7 Med Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Coot, 12 Canada Geooe, 6 Snipe, 2 Skylark, 4 Shelduck, 2 male and 1 female Wheatear, 1 male Merlin, 2 Buzzard, 5 Linnet, Blackbird, 2 Little Grebe, 6+ Moorhen, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Stonechat and 1 Chiffchaff. (PJ Freestone)

St Ives, Trenwith Lane: 2 Canada Geese. My wife’s cousin Edward Stevens who lives on Trenwith Lane has just rung us to say that at 6.30am today he saw 2 Canada geese walking up his driveway. They came right up to the front door, went across to his neighbour’s house then walked back down the drive and up towards the vets, did not attempt to eat anything. Looking for the vets house all the time perhaps! (D Jenkins)

Little Trethewey: 2nd cal Iceland/Kumlien’s Gull. (K Wilson)

Coverack: 1 Glaucous Gull and 1 Iceland Gull on the harbour wall and 6 Sandwich Tern in the bay. (P Bedford) 1 Glaucous Gull (1w/juv), 1 Iceland Gull (1w/juv), 3 Sandwich Tern and 1 Mediterranean Gull. (P Tongue)

Mediterranean Gull – Peter Tongue

Crinnis Beach, St Austell: 1 Black Redstart. (T Cornelius)

Maer Lake, Bude: 6 Ruff, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Mute Swan. 2 Shelduck, 27 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 7+ Snipe, 1 Curlew, 1 Song Thrush, 10 Wood Pigeon, 5 Greenfinch. (H Kendall)

Lelant Downs: 5 Nuthatch, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 1 Firecrest (J Evans)

Godolphin Cross: Brambling, summer plumage male, 16:00. (C Richards)

Budock Water: 1m Green Woodpecker in the churchyard. (S Court)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe. (S Grose)

Porthleven: male Blackcap in private garden. (E Beech)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 5 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger)