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)


Tuesday 10th September 2019

There will be some disturbance at Walmsley Sanctuary on Wednesday 11th from 09:00 to early afternoon as we look to continue cutting back the vegetation to make it good for the birds and the birders! Thanks for your understanding and patience.

Late news, 9/9, Mount Edgcumbe Park: Flock of 28 Mistle Thrush dropped on to cricket pitch during heavy rain shower. (B Taggart)

Davidstow: American Golden Plover and Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield by the orange windsock, still present late morning. Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear. (B Bosisto et al.) Adult & juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper this afternoon also juv Curlew Sandpiper. (D Britton, M McKee)

American Golden Plover – Paul Ash

American Golden Plover – Gary Treadwell

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Paul Ash

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Mike McKee

Fowey: Honey Buzzard calling and circling over the river in the area of Bodinnick Ferry at 10:50. (R Barlow)

Nanquidno: Nightingale at the bottom of the valley. (T McGowan)

Trevose: Hooded Crow again around Boobys Bay. (D Britton)

Porthilly Point: 1 m Wheatear, 3 Teal, 1 Shelduck, 1 m Pintail, 1 Curlew, 3 Redshank, 66 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, 9 Turnstone, 11 Meadow Pipit, 3 Raven. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Osprey, 5 Little Egret, 13 nominate Cormorant, P.c.carbo, 2 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 5 White Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm) Osprey still present at 11:00. (J Swann) 1 Osprey, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1f Kingfisher, 9 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Cormorant, 20+ Mallard, 2 Coot, 1 Fox 9.40 – 11.30. (M Webb)

Osprey – Martin Webb

Peregrine – Martin Webb

Little Egret – Martin Webb

Osprey – Martin Webb

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey over heading NW at 10:15. Osprey again, fishing over the estuary, caught a mullet before flying off NW at 13:45 and fishing on and off most of the afternoon. (S Turner) Also 2 dead Guillemot placed together by path at Carnsew by the SW entrance. (J Hicks)

Longrock: 27 Pale-belled Brent Geese offshore at 11:35 slowly drifting west. (P Fraser) Off Chyandour at 12:15. (M Spicer) Off Newlyn at 12:55. (L Proctor)

Marazion: 27 Pale-bellied Brent Geese flew into Red river mouth from Little London at 19:35. (S Rogers)

Porth Kidney: Osprey over West Cornwall Golf Course at 11:00.

Rame: Wryneck on coast path below the coastguard cottages.

Land’s End: 5 Grey Wagtail, 1 Snipe. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Firecrest on path to stone bridge. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Lower Polmorla, St Wenn: 3 Spotted Flycatcher. (I Bennallick)

Camel Estuary Burniere Hide: 51 Mediterranean Gull in field above Trewornan Dam, following tractor, muck spreading. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary – 11:15 – 12:45: 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Teal 2 Curlew & 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (R & J Butts, J & J Atherton)
Rame Head to Penlee NR: 1 Wryneck along coastal footpath below Rame Coastguard Cottages intermittently between 12:00 and 13:00 hrs with no further sign. 32 Chiffchaff, 24 Blackcap, 5 Willow Warbler, 7 Whitethroat, 7 Wheatear, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Garden Warbler, 500+ Swallow, 60 Red Admiral, 30 Painted Lady, 2 Clouded Yellow & 1 Hummingbird Hawk-moth. (K Pellow)

St Columb Major: 1 Barn Owl circling winnards perch roundabout at 21. 00hrs.(S Grose)

Tehidy Woods: 1 Grey Heron, 30+ Mallard, 10+ Swans, 2 Robins, 1 Dunnock, 3 Moorhens, 1 Beautiful Demoiselle  and 1 Comma. (K Money)

Coverack: 1 Swift with Swallows and House Martins over Polcoverack Valley (D.Beadle)

Mermaid II: 2 Sooty Shearwater, c2000 Manx Shearwater, 3 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (2m off St Michael’s Mount), Great Skua, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit coming to roost on St Clement’s Isle with Curlew, 2 1w Yellow-legged Gull, 10-50 Bluefin Tuna feeding off Mousehole drifting west to St Lot. (M Elliott)

River Tamar, Clamoak Quay:  1 Osprey flying with caught fish into Egypt Bay just over the border in Devon. ( A. Parker )

Saturday 24th August 2019

Late news, 23/8, RSPB Scillonian WIldlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 5 Eider, 2 Cormorant, 16 Shag, 7 Herring Gull, 255 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 227 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Minke Whale, 27 Common DolphinWolf Rock to Scilly: 106 Manx Shearwater, 109 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 1 Great Skua, 4 Cormarant, 7 Shag, 4 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common DolphinScilly to Wolf Rock: 48 Gannet, 21 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Shag, 22 Herring Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 68 Manx Shearwater, 1 Guillemot, 2 Fulmar, 1 Harbour PorpoiseWolf Rock to Penzance: 310 Manx Shearwater, 211 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Herring Gull, 7 Black-headed Gull, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 22 Common Dolphin. (M Jones, P Taylor)

Late news, 23/8, St John’s Lake: 20 Turnstone, 20 Sandwich Tern, 40 Redshank and 15 Dunlin with a small no of Med Gull (M Beer. C Buckland)

Late news, 23/8, Rame and Penlee: 4 Whitethroat and Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 20 Linnet,15 Goldfinch, 2 Sparrowhawk 1 Peregrine, 1 female Kestrel, 1 Sand Martin with 20+ swallow and 15 House Martin,  10+ Swift, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Fulmar, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Gannet. (M Beer, C Buckland)

Late news, 23/8, Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only): 6 Snipe, 1 Blackwit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Swift, 3 juv Gadwall. (B Bosisto)

Late news, 23/8, Lower Tamar Lake: 5 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 3 Tufted Duck, 4 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Wren, 5 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Greenfinch, 5 Robin, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Canada Geese, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay. Good numbers of Swallow and House Martins. (R Mudge)

Late news, 23/8, Davidstow: 2 Black Redstarts on the airfield. (C Selway)

Nanjizal: Tawny Pipit heard twice, plus 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 1 Garden Warbler and 1 Firecrest. Also 1 Convolvulus Hawkmoth, 1 Red veined Darter, 1 Long eared Bat. Please keep to public rights of way. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 6 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Swift. Clouded Yellow, 10 Small Tortoiseshell and a runt Painted Lady slightly smaller than Small Tortoiseshell but very fresh, presumably locally bred and otherwise immaculate.  (D Flumm) Osprey, Honey Buzzard, 15 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Clouded Yellow. (B Bosisto P Roseveare G Lawlor)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet in Valley Gardens at 17:15. (J Baker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB:  Juv Wood Sandpiper and juv Yellow-legged Gull of the bridge, (M Ahmad) Possible juv Curlew Sandpiper on Ryan’s Field, now re-identified as a Dunlin. Garganey reported off Old Quay House late morning now re-identified as a Gadwall. Also 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 150+ Canada Geese 11:10 – 11:25 (M Webb) 50+ Canada Geese, 8 Greylag Geese, 1 Grey Heron, 20+ Mallard, 1 drake Gadwall from Old Quay House car park 11:30 – 11:50. (M Webb) 78, Canada Geese, 8 Greylag Geese, 4 Common Teal,  14, mallard, 48 Curlew, 2, Whimbrel, 63 Mediterranean Gulls, 4, White Wagtails, 1 juvenile Osprey on the main estuary. 208, Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese,  4 Curlew, 1, Whimbrel, 3 Little Egrets, 56, Mediterranean Gulls. (V Stratton, E Jaun)

Common Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Common Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Curlew – Martin Webb

Gadwall – Martin Webb

Fistral Beach: 1 Raven, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Wheatear, 100+ Starling, 31 Oystercatcher, 32 Turnstone, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Rock Pipit. (S Grose)

Nanjizal-Porthgwarra: 1 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 1 Clouded Yellow, 20 Painted Lady. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 3 Yellow Wagtail with cattle at Ardensawah Farm. (M Wallace) Wryneck, Whinchat, Reed Warbler & Whitethroat below Trevean where the stream crosses the coastal path, also 2 Yellow Wagtail over. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Penzance: Osprey over the town centre flying south. (Jon@lancsbirder74)

Bodmin Moor, Leaze to Garrow: 7 Kestrel, 6 Buzzard, 5 Raven, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Wheatear, 30+ Swallow and 1 Blackcap. Butterflies included 4 Painted Lady, 7 Red Admiral, 5 Peacock, 2 Small 
Tortoiseshell, 13 Common Blue, 6 Small Copper. (B Bryne)

Maer Lake: 250+ Canada Geese, 1 Grey Heron, 19 Black headed Gulls, several Moorhens, 1 Lapwing and a moderately small number of Swallows, 1 Sand Martin. 2 Greenfinches. (H Kendall)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 9 Little Egret, 1 kestrel, 1 Buzzard. (P Ash)

Whimbrel – Paul Ash

Whimbrel – Paul Ash

Greenshank – Paul Ash

Malpas Truro: 10 Whimbrel, 50 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Oystercather, 3 Little Egret and 1 Grey Heron. (M Costa)

St Agnes: 2 Chough, between Chapel Porth and St Agnes Head at 13:30. (R B-H)

Riviere Towans, Hayle: Whinchat at Tom’s Holidays.

Caerthillian: 4 Chough, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff & 1 Whinchat. (D Eva, S Rowe)

Bass Point: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Wheatear, 3 Sparrowhawk. (D Eva, I Maclean)

Lizard Point: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Med Gull, 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Common Tern and Peregrine early am. (S Rowe, I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 3 Chough. (I Maclean)

Housel Bay: 1 Tree Pipit. (S Rowe)

Tywardreath: 32 Swallows on overhead wires in Southpark Road at 18:20 . (R Barlow)

Trevarrion: 3 Chough, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 5 Raven, 1 m Reed Bunting, 7 Stonechat, 2 Skylark, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Pheasant, 3 Common Lizard. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 117 swallows (mainly juveniles) feeding over marsh and offshore this evening. (J Hawkey)

St Merryn: 2 Barn Owl, 1 Buzzard calling over the school this eve. (S Grose)

St Ives: 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Tree Pipits, 1, female Sparrow Hawk, 50, plus Linnets, 14, Meadow Pipits on Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton, E Jaun)

Sennen: Pied Flycatcher reported in a private garden.

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Late news, 19/8, Mousehole: 1 Little Tern late afternoon. (M Elliott)

Late news, 19/8, Looe, Talland Bay: 1 Whimbrel. (E Mayhew)

Late news, 19/8, Crowdy Reservoir & Wood: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 8 Spotted Flycatchers, GS Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Tufted Duck, this evening  (B Craven)

Nanjizal: 1cy Melodious Warbler trapped plus 137 Sedge Warbler, 22 Whitethroat, 17 Willow Warbler and 18 Chiffchaffs. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson, F Bell)

Marazion Beach: 1m Wheatear, 41 (18 juv) Ringed Plover, 8 (5 juv) Dunlin, 12 Turnstone, 6 ad Sanderling. (R Veal)

Par Moor Road: Honey Buzzard calling and using thermals above Imerys office block – 11.00 hrs. (R Barlow)

Allet: Hobby hunting swallows over CWT Allet this lunchtime. (J Rance)

Maer Lake: 3-400 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 2 Greenshank, 40+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew. (T Nicholson)

Tywardreath: 3 Wren (1 adult and 2 young), 2 Bullfinch ( adult male feeding 1 young), all in private garden. (R. Barlow)

Siblyback Lake: 1 Turnstone, 8 Common Sandpiper, 31 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 4 juv Shelduck, 3 Grey Heron, 16 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Wagtail, 20+ Pied Wagtail, 30+ Swift, 20+ House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 30+ Swallow, 12 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Stock Dove, 4 Wheatear, good numbers of Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 9 Black-headed Gulls. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Penzance: 5 Eider again off Chyandour early to mid morning, and again from late afternoon. (D King)

Newquay, The Gannel:  2 Chough circling overhead mobbed by gulls. (M Taylor)

Gwennap Head: 4 Choughs  seen flying  and  then landing to feed on a rocky outcrop before flying towards Land’s End. They returned a while later and fed again.They were joined by 7 more Choughs seen flying from the direction of St. Levan. All flew towards Land’s End again and fed in fields. (I Boreham, T Carne, A Lowe, T Bouldin)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Sandwich Terns flying from Griggs Quay toward North Quay at 15:00. Observed from Lelant. (S Murnan)

Thursday 4th July 2019

Nanjizal: 2 adult Rosy Starlings also 40 Swift and c100 juvenile Swallow. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Lostwithiel: Honey Buzzard seen from passing train at 10:40, landing in field at map ref. SX106605. (R. Barlow)

St Buryan: Adult Rosy Starling reported in a private garden at 07:00. (per P Taylor)

Goss Moor: 1 singing male Willow Tit, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (B Bosisto , L Payne)

Tresillian River:  19 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Redshank. (P Pearson)

Trevethow Riel, next to Waitrose in Truro: Developers (instructed by the Duchy ) have installed 71 Swift boxes into the walls of the new houses around the estate. There will eventually be another 50 boxes when all the building is complete. No Swifts this year but at least 10 have been used by House Martins, 5 have been used by House Sparrows and 1 by Blue Tits.  Interestingly the House Martins have partially blocked the entrance holes with mud. (P Pearson)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Lapwing, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

Penzance: ad Green Woodpecker feeding juv. at the college. (R Veal)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk with prey, 40+ Linnet, 2 Buzzard.

Porthilly Point: 5 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 32 Med Gull, 94 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel and 3 Redshank on Ryan’s Field over high tide. (P St Pierre)

Helston: Presumed escaped male Ferruginous Duck still on the boating lake, also 2 Common Blue Damselfly and 2 Red-veined Darter. (DK Parker)

Nanquidno: Red-veined Darter at Nanjulian. (D Flumm)

Bugle: Male Blackbird took newt sp from garden pond and pecked it until it stopped wriggling and then flew off with it. (J.Moore)

St Clement: 44 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 11 Comon Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Augarde)

Trewoon, St. Austell: Hummingbird Hawk Moth feeding on lavender in private garden. (I Toogood-Johnson)

Porth Reservoir: 9 ad Great Crested Grebe + 7 Juv, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher feeding young in nest, 1 Little Egret, 6 ad Coot +1 juv, 7 Grey Wagtail, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Buzzard, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Sedge Warbler, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Raven, 6 Blackcap, 54 Mallard, 11 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron. (S Grose)


Wednesday 15th May 2019

Late news, 11/5, Tresillian River: 3 Whimbrel, 3 Black-tailed Godwit. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 13/5, Wacker Quay: 12 Swift and 15 House Martin over at 14.20. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 14/5, Par: 3 Swift over at 19.30. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 14/5, St Agnes: 1 Red Kite, 8am over my garden. (A Gall)

Late news, 14/5, Bowthick: 1 male Redstart, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Raven over, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Swallow – far fewer than usual for this site,1 Goldfinch, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Wren, 1 Robin, several Chaffinches, plus Holly Blue and many Orange Tip butterflies. (H Kendall & B Bryne.)

Late news, 14/5, St Ives: 1 Red Kite over the garden. (V Stratton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Redshank, 1 Glossy Ibis, 7 Swift. (S. Rogers)

Botallack: 1 Honey Buzzard over. (J Hicks)

Carn Gloose: 1 Turtle Dove at 3.30. (P Clement)

Polgigga, Arden Sawah: 2 Turtle Dove. (M Wallace)

Marazion beach:  4 Grey Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 35 Sanderling, 3 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin. (S. Rogers)

Newquay, Golf Course: 1 Red Kite over this morning at 8.20am. (D Kendle) Also 1Red Kite above Newquay Health Centre 8.25 am being mobbed by seagulls. (C Stephenson) and then 3 Red Kite east over Newquay Tretherras school at 08:30, then 2 more at 9:00 and 2 more at 10:10 over school all going east.. (S Rowe) Also 17 Red Kite over Newquay heading North (7.30 to 9.00 am ). (D Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 27 Dunlin. (S Rowe)

Penzance: 7 Red Kite east 2.30- 3pm (P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Red KIte drifting east over estuary at 10 am. (S Turner) Carnsew Pool: 90 + Dunlin and 2 Common Sandpiper at high tide. (S Turner)

St Ives: 1 Red Kite over the garden. (V Stratton)

Towan beach: 2 Red Kite over at 10am this am, along with Buzzard being chased off by Black-backed Gulls and Herring Gulls. (S Beadle)

Rock: 4 Red Kite flying north between 10.00+10.45am. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 1 Grey Heron, 1 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 5 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover, 35 Oystercatcher, 26 Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Boscastle, Newmills: 1 Treecreeper. (K Uren)

Goss Moor, Gregoss: 1 Hobby over at 2pm. (I Stewart)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Red Kite, 1.15. (P Fraser)

Carbis Bay, Longstone Cemetery: 1 Red Kite over lunchtime. (J Bennett)

Grampound, Creed Church: 1 Red Kite over River Fal going east. (D Roberts)

Foxhole: 3 Red Kite over 9-30. (P Wilkins)

St Merryn: 1 pair Buzzard feeding young. Private land. (R Hughes)

Millpool nr Rosudgeon: 7 Red Kite seen simultaneously (from a larger group circling very high up) came down to roof level, then even lower and swooped in and out of adjacent private garden for approx 15 mins at 10:15. (M Claughton)

St Ives: 1 Red Kite over Westward Road, 12.20. (D Robinson)

Falmouth: 2 Red Kite over the centre of town mid afternoon. (D Chaney)

Croft Pascoe: 1 Cuckoo, pair Spotted Flycatcher plus another individual elsewhere in the enclosure plus 3+ Siskin.  (T Pinfield)

Bray’s Cot – Gwendreath:  1 Red Kite at 10 am.  (T Pinfield)

Ventonleague: 13 Red Kite moving over East/South East from 9.30am to 12.44pm (Including 4 together at 10-13am. (P Rutter)

Hawkers Cove: 5 Sandwich Tern, 1 Grey Plover. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Indian Queens: 1 Red Kite over A30. (C Moakes)

Trewoon, St Austell:  5 House Martin, 4 Swift, 1 Buzzard being mobbed by Herring Gulls, 2 Canada Geese flying over heading East. (I Toogood-Johnson)

Sennen Cove: 1 Grey Plover, 11 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin & 3 Sanderling on the beach. 10 House Martin frequenting eaves of the cottages behind harbour car park. (J Hawkey)

St. Ives: 3 Red Kite over my garden today. (V Stratton)

Treleaver, Coverack: 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Swift, 3 Sedge Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 4 Stonechat (T Phelps, M Doyle) 

Goonhilly downs: 2 Cuckoo (T Phelps, M Doyle)

Helston: 1 Red Kite over east at 09.30 (T Phelps, M Doyle)


Saturday 11th May 2019

Late news, 8/5, Clodgy Point, St Ives: 1 Honey Buzzard came in off the sea, was harassed by Herring Gulls over St Ives and then flew out over St Ives Bay. (V Stratton)

Late news, 10/5, Towednack/Holmans Moors: male Pied Flycatcher. (V Stratton, J Thomas)

Late news, 10/5, Polgigga: 1 Golden Oriole flew toward Skewjack. (K Wilson)

Late news, 10/5, Porthgwarra: 1 Turtle Dove on wires at Roskestal. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 10/5, St Breward: 2 Redstart singing and 2 Garden Warbler singing, near the church. (C Mason)

Late news, 10/5, Truro: 3 Swift. (N&J Davies)

Late news, 10/5, Sennen: 10 House Martin, 2 House Sparrow. (K Bowers)

House Martins – Kevin Bowers

Late news, 10/5, Perranporth: 1 Whitethroat. (K Bowers)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Temminck’s Stint still showing this afternoon. c20 Swift also of note. (P Roseveare)

A30 by Zelah: Black Kite. (B Tregunna)

Marazion Beach: 9 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 6 Whimbrel, 5 Common Scoter, 2 Shelduck. (S Rogers)

Sanderling – Steve Rogers

Charlestown: 1 Nuthatch, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 juv 1 m Blue Tit, 2 juv 1 m Blackbird, 1 Wren, 4 Dunnock, 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 juv 1 m 1 f Robin, 3 Swallow, 1 House Martin. (D Hastilow)

Nuthatch – David Hastilow

Bartinney: 4 Cuckoo, 2 Swift. (M Jones)

Tregew and Roundwood NT, Kea: 2 Swift, 5 Skylark, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Linnet, 1 House Martin, 1 Swallow, 4 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Small Copper, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Holly Blue, 6 Orange Tip. (N Stevenson, L Mooney, G Adams)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Swift, pair of Canada Geese with 5 goslings, 1 pair of Coot incubating, 6 pairs of Great Tit and 10 pairs of Blue Tit in the nestboxes, Chiffchaff nest with 6 eggs, Willow Warbler nest with 6 eggs, Linnet nest with 3 young. (D Eva)

Newquay: 1 Sparrowhawk circling above the zoo. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Dipper, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Mistle Thrush, 132 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: Cuckoo, Jack Snipe. (D Wright)

Penwithick: 1 Robin, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Wood Pigeon, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Blackbird, 2 Siskin, 5 Jackdaw, 11 House Sparrow, 4 Dunnock, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit. (K Bowers)

Tolcarne, Newquay: 11 Whimbrel. (M Jones)

Bodmin Moor, Stowe’s Hill: 1 pair Redstart, 3 Cuckoo, 2 Wheatear, 2 Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker heard drumming. (J St Ledger)

Redstarts – John St Ledger