Sunday 18th April 2021

Late News, 16/04, Padstow: 7 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Shelduck. (C Taylor)

Late News, 17/04, Mount Edgcumbe: pair of Green Woodpecker at nest hole and Mistle Thrush carrying food. (B Taggart)

Late News, 17/04, Treninnow Wood, Millbrook: Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming. (B Taggart)

Late News, 17/04, Buttermilk Hill: 3 (1m, 2f) Ring Ouzel, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Wheatear, 18 Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 (m) Stonechat, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Swallow, 6 Wren (P Nason)

Short-eared Owl – Peter Nason

Late news, 17/4, Coverack: 1 Manx Shearwater and a Basking shark. (D Wood)

Late news, 17/4, Caerthillian Cove, The Lizard: 1 Whimbrel, 4 Wheatear and a Whitethroat. (D Wood)

Newlyn Harbour: 1st-winter American Herring Gull again showing well on beach near south pier. (D Wood)

American Herring Gull – David Wood

American Herring Gull – David Wood

Trevilley Fm, Nanjizal: Little Bunting, Grasshopper Warbler, Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 3 Sand Martin, Golden Plover. (D Flumm) Also, Siberian Chiffchaff, Coot, Yellow Wagtail, Grasshopper Warbler, Reed Warbler, Wheatear, 2 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, Wheatear, 6 Siskin, Green Woodpecker. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto J Howells)

Porthbean: 5 Great Northen Diver catching Cornish Sole, 8 Oystercatcher, 4 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant. (K Williams & K Foster)

Treeve Moor: 3 Ring Ouzel. (R Wilkins et al)

Ring Ouzel – Alex McKechnie

Men-an-Tol: 2 singing Willow Warbler, 1 Swallow (J Evans)

Leswidden, nr St Just: 1 Grasshopper Warbler singing from rough ground, 3 Common Sandpiper on pool, 1 Snipe in improved pasture, 1 Greenfinch flew over, 2 Sand Martins. (J Branscombe)

Mounts Bay: 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Whimbrel. (P Fraser) 10 Whimbrel this evening. (J Hawkey)

Marazion Marsh: 2 Ruddy Shelduck reportedly flew from the Marsh and then east over Marazion. In addition, 1 Little Egret, 2 Whimbrel, 13 Eurasian Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 10 Sand Martin, 3 Barn Swallow. (P Fraser)

Rosemount, Marazion: 4 Sand Martin and 1 Barn Swallow heading east this morning. (P Fraser)

Hayle, Ryan’s Field: 1 Great White Egret, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 8 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Teal (Richard Augarde, Brian Mellow, D Eva et al) In addition, 1 Greenshank, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Stock Dove, 5 Redshank. (D Wood)

Great White Egret – John Chapple
Great White Egret – Richard Augarde
Porthkidney: 3 Sandwich Tern (D Eva)

St Gothian Sands: 1 adult Glaucous Gull still. (J Chapple) Also, 2 Reed Warbler. (Prof T Reilly) In addition, 6 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Pochard, 2 Swallow, 30 Sand Martin, 1 Wheatear. (D Wood)

Whimbrel – David Wood

Sand Martin – David Wood

Buttermilk Hill: 1m & 1f Ring Ouzel. (Richard Augarde & Brian Mellow) In addition 8 Ring Ouzel dropped in at 6.30 pm with 4 adult males, 2 first summer males, and 2 females. Also, 5 Wheatear. (V Stratton)

Coverack: 1 Black-throated Diver, 6 Manx Shearwater and 2 Harbour Porpoise. (D Wood)

Point Quay, Devoran: 1 Spoonbill still.

Cigga Head, Perranporth: 1 Iceland Gull and 1 Minke Whale. (T Wilson, R Copeland)

Porth Joke: 1 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcap, 4 Swallow, 1 Coot. (S Rowe)

Gluvian: 2 Siskin. (B Bosisto)

Park Head: 1 Song Thrush, 2 Wheatear, 10 Rock Pipit, 3 Gannet, 1 Blackcap, 10+ Skylark, 4 Stonechat, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Rock Dove (C Taylor)

Mawgan Porth: Little Ringed Plover still. (S Carr)

Tresaddern / Castle An Dinas: 61 Raven in one flock. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 7 Eider, 1 Common Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Reed Warbler (stream). (S Grose)

Lostwithiel: 57 Rook nests. (S Grose) Also at Shirehall Nature Reserve, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Tawny Owl heard, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Biscovey: 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 7 Goldfinch, 2 Swallow, 1 Wren, 2 Collared Dove, 6 Blue Tit, 1 Buzzard, 3 Chaffinch. (C Hooper)

Swallow – C Hooper

Wren – C Hooper

Colliford Reservoir: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 1 m Goosander, 8 Willow warbler singing. (K Pellow)

Dozmary Pool: 2 Tufted Duck. (K Pellow)

Siblyback Reservoir: 2m+3f Ring-necked Duck, 27 Tufted Duck, 15 Mallard and a brood of 7, 6 Canada Goose (1 pair nesting), 7f Goosander, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 24 singing Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 1 Reed Bunting, 2m Wheatear on territory. (K Pellow)

Delphi Bridge, Bodmin Moor: 1 Red Kite. (J Stedman)

Beara Tor, Bodmin Moor: 1 Ring Ouzel c100m beyond access gate towards stream.

Trevulga, Boscastle: 1m Ring Ouzel. (M Worden)

Ring Ouzel – Mark Worden

Ring Ouzel – Mark Worden

Bude: 1f Blackcap, Common Buzzard and 1m Sparrowhawk over private garden. (R Maye)

Downderry: a Honey Buzzard circling briefly overhead at 1600. (A Payne)

Polbathic Creek: 2 Canada Goose sitting in field were very closely approached and investigated by 2 Roe Deer; both pairs very wary of each other. The geese defiantly held their ground and, eventually, the deer moved off. (A Blonden)

Caradon Moor: 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 4 Linnet, 3 Meadow Pipit. (D Sharp)

Yellowhammer – Deena Sharp

River Lynher: 1 Dipper, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Orange Tip & 1 Speckled Wood Butterfly. (D Sharp)

Dipper – Deena Sharp


Thursday 1st October 2020

Godrevy: Semipalmated Sandpiper with 5 Dunlin on rocks below field car park.(P Maugham)

Treveal Valley: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Jays, 3 Common Buzzards, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 12 Blackcaps, 2 Garden Warblers, 9 Chiffchaffs, 4 Goldcrests, 1 Ring Ouzel, 2 Bullfinches. (V Stratton)

St. Ives: 1 Honey Buzzard, being harassed by Corvids over the harbour. Also 63 Goldfinches, 14 Chaffinches, 3 Robins, 2 Chiffchaffs in private garden. (V Stratton) 3 Arctic Skua, 4 Manx Shearwater, lots of auks moving west. (A Lobb)

Porthgwarra: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler calling (path up towards Gwennap Head) 6 Balearic Shearwaters, 1 Auk sp. Ardensawah: 26 Collared Doves, 1 Turtle Dove. (R Nelson)

Land’s End: Wryneck still present in hedge near water tanker south of Trinity loop. (P Clement)

Botallack: Wryneck still present near ruins opposite NT property. (J Waldon)

Point; Restronguet: 1 Osprey at 09.30, 2 Whimbrel, 10 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 5 Greenshank, 1 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger)

Osprey – John St Ledger

Stithians: 1 Great White Egret, 3 Shoveler (D Eva)

Porthilly Farm: 4 Cattle Egret in field next to treatment works, 3 Red legged Partridge. (S Grose)

Tresilian: 1 Osprey at 15:30. (M Warren)

Porth Reservoir: 10 Great crested Grebe, 1 m Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 19 Coot, 52 Mallard, 27+ Moorhen, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Teal, 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Kingsmill Lake: 24 Greenshank, 48 Redshank, 43 Dunlin, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 51 Curlew, 32 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 81 Canada Goose, 210+ Black-headed Gull, 17 Herring Gull, 2 adult Greater Black-backed Gull & 4 Little Egret (P Kemp)

Trelissick: Curlew and a Little Egret on the Beach this afternoon. (L Pover)

St Austell: 1 Grey Heron on a roof in Holmbush. (C Hooper)

Grey Heron – C Hooper

Church Cove: 6 Swallows, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (S Turner)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Spotted Redshank, 7 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (R Hill) 1 Kingfisher on Ryan’s field. (R Chiffers)

Kingfisher – Robin Chiffers

Trebetherick Point: 4 Ringed Plover. (R McDougall)

Saltmill (Saltash): Clouded Yellow. (A Blonden)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebes, 12 Lapwing, 2 Teal, 9 Mallard.  (B Craven)

Colliford Reservoir: 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Golden Plover. (B Craven)


Sunday 20th September 2020

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Baird’s Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper together at 08:45 at Carnsew/Tempest, also 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 5 Dunlin, 5 Sandwich Tern. (M Pass, S Windle) 2 Great White Egret on Ryan’s Field. (J Chapple et al.)

Dunlin – Stevan Windle

Semipalmated and Baird’s Sandpipers – Stevan Windle

Baird’s Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Semipalmated Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

West Penwith: Pallid Harrier roaming from Nanjizal, Gwennap Head, Raftra, Polgigga to Brew. (M Wallace et al)

Pendeen: American Golden Plover with 18 Golden Plover briefly in fields by the lighthouse but flushed by a Buzzard. (P Combridge)

Phillack: 1cy Honey Buzzard east over Phillack. (K Wilson)

Nanquidno: Icterine Warbler between the ford and the car park. Also,4 Pied Flycatchers, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler. (S Windle, B Bosisto, P Roseveare, R Augarde)

Icterine Warbler – Stevan Windle

Icterine Warbler – Richard Augarde

Icterine Warbler – Stevan Windle


Pied Flycatcher – Stevan Windle

Pied Flycatcher – Stevan Windle

Predannack Airfield: (No public access and difficult to view) Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Dotterel and 100+ Wheatears. (D Wright)

Loe Pool: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper on mud at north end, 6 Wigeon. (I Maclean)

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler in car park sallows. (M Wallace) Two calling Dotterel circled at 07:45 lost to view over Gwennap Head but appeared to be dropping, Lapland Bunting feeding around cross tracks at SW363226 also Whinchat, c20 Wheatears. Tree Pipit and Yellow Wagtail over. (P Marshall)

Lapland Bunting – Mark Halliday

Hobby – Mark Halliday

Hobby – Mark Halliday

Spotted Flycatcher – Mark Halliday

Constantine: Osprey circling over Polwheveral Creek Helford River. (T Pinfield)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret,  1 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, 3 Curlew, 2 Snipe, 1 Barn Owl.(J St Ledger) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Ruff, 2 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Snipe, 3 Curlew, 3 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear. ( D Eva )

Great White Egret – John St Ledger

Land’s End: Wryneck at Trinity Loop plus Firecrest. (P Clement) Hobby and 1+ Reed Warbler (P St Pierre) 3 Whinchat, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2+ Willow Warbler. (P Taylor) Wryneck north of Treeve Common at SW352255 + Redstart, Whinchat, Hobby. (P Marshall)

Kenidjack: 2 Firecrest, Whitethroat plus Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and Wheatears. (J Waldon) Wryneck top of track to Botallack. (J Chapple) 2 Pied Flycatcher, Wryneck and Redstart. (J Swann) In addition, Wood Warbler and Sedge Warbler. (J Eaton)

Common Redstart – Alex McKechnie

Pied Flycatcher – Alex McKechnie

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by water pumping station, plus 2 Pied Flycatcher and Spotted Flycatcher. (N Wheatley, C Townsend)

Millbrook: 10 Cattle Egret, opposite Barn House, along Lower Anderton Road. Also 164 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper & 1 Sandwich Tern. (P Kemp)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Great White Egret, 1 Cattle Egret plus 6 Ruddy Shelduck over.

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler in second sallow clump north of the church. (M Wallace)

Rame: Great White Egret in off the sea plus Whinchat, a Hobby and Pied Flycatcher at Polhawn Bay. (D Clegg) Also, Marsh Harrier East at 1705 hrs. (R Lockwood)

Falmouth: Hobby over Falmouth golf course this afternoon at 13:15. (S Bearhop)

Skewjack: Pied Flycatcher. (M Wallace)

Rame: Hobby. (P Kemp)

Tregrehan: 1 Firecrest at Boscundle Woods in a private garden. (I Stewart)

Marazion: Ad sum plum Red-throated Diver offshore and Little Stint, 4 Knot, Ruff, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Redshank on the beach at red River mouth. (S Rogers)

Penzance: 12 Pale-bellied Brent Geese off Wherrytown. (L Proctor)

Trevilley: 2 Wheatear, 2 Chiffchaff, Whinchat, Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher. (C Moore, P St Pierre)

Nanjizal: 12 Brent Geese off Mill Bay. (C Moore) 1 Pied Flycatcher, 25 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Sedge Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 77 Blackcap, 1 Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Swallow trapped and ringed plus Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit, good numbers of Siskin and c.40 Chaffinch over. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, J Ryan, J Howells) Also, 1 Dotterel over at 9:30am flew towards Porthgwarra. (B Bosisto)

Mount Hawke: 40 plus Goldfinch at garden feeders. (P Roberts)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 38 Canada Goose, 5 Cormorant, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Mallard, 2 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Buzzard, 3 Raven, 32 Carrion Crow, 32 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Blackbird, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Stonechat, 3 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 3 Pied Wagtail, 6 Wheatear, 52 Meadow Pipit, 190 Linnet and 150 Goldfinch. (DA Conway)

Sancreed: Common Redstart, 30 Robin, 7 Chiffchaff and a Northern Wheatear. Still c200 Large White from recent immigration plus Small White, Green-veined White, Wall, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood & Small Copper butterflies & 4 Silver-Y moths. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Little Egret, 5 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 2 Shoveler, Tufted Duck, juv Peregrine, Snipe, Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 20 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, c20 Robin, Grey Wagtail. Flock Crossbill heard Red Lodge area. (D Flumm)

Bar-tailed Godwit – Dave Flumm

Bar-tailed Godwit – Dave Flumm

Penryn River: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 28 Redshank, 6 Little Egret, 34 Curlew, 2 Heron, 6 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 27 Swan, 2 Sandwich Tern, 57 Black-headed Gull, 44 Herring Gull. (J St Ledger)

Gluvian: 1 Firecrest (B Bosisto)

Porth Joke: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 19 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Kingfisher, 20 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch. (S Rowe)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Water Rail, 1 Barnacle Goose, 8 Wigeon, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Goonbarrow china clay works: 3 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff. (S Grose)

Castle an Dinas: 3 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

St Mawes and St Just-in-Roseland: 2 Mediterranean Gulls and a Sandwich Tern. (J Turner)

Newquay: A 2-3m Basking Shark surface feeding no more than 10 ft from me as I was surfing at fistral this morning. Spring tides so around 50m from the beach. (R Wheeler)

Sunday 30th August 2020

Late News, 29/08, Lizard area: 30 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 1 Sand Martin, Dunlin over (D Collins)

Lands End/Treeve Moor: 4 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Chough, 2 Kestrel, 2 White Wagtail, 6 Stonechat, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff. (S Windle)

Whinchat – Steven Windle

Chough – Steven Windle

Nanjizal Valley: 1 Black Kite, 1 flyover Citrine Wagtail, 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Grey Wagtail, 5 Chough, 3 Siskin, 19 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Snipe, 1 Tawny Owl and a Curlew. Also, 95 ringed including 26 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 35 Blackcap, 15 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Whitethroat. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, R Veal, J Ryan et al)

Black Kite, Reuben Veal

Porthgwarra: 1 Wryneck in hedgerows below ruined cottages, Trevean.(R Veal). 38 Wheatear, 30+ White Wagtail, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit, Willow Warbler. (M Wallace) Also 4 Pied Flycatcher, 5 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Chifchaff, 4 Stonechat between the ruin and the stone wall. (S Windle)

Wryneck – Steven Windle

Drift Reservoir: Little Stint, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 2 Little Egret, Kingfisher. (D Flumm) 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank. (R Veal) Also 1 Kingfisher, 4 Great crested Grebe, 3 Dunlin 1 Greenshank NW arm. (R Chiffers)

Little Stint – David Flumm

Sancreed: Juvenile Dotterel in an old potato field west of Little Sellan Fm (Grid ref SW 427 306), Swift, Whinchat with 5 Stonechat, 3 Willow Warbler. (D Flumm)

Dotterel – David Flumm

Dotterel – David Flumm

Dotterel – David Flumm

Dotterel – Mike Spicer

Whinchat – David Flumm

Hayle: 2 Knot, 3 Bar tailed Godwit, 6 Black tailed Godwit, 33 Dunlin,33 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 2 Wheatear (D Eva). In addition, 2 Curlew Sandpiper (B Bosisto, P Roseveare) Copper House, Hayle: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Curlew, 3 Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 1 Greylag Goose (possible Canada hybrid), numerous Canada Geese. (D Sharp)

Sanderling – Deena Sharpe

Ringed Plover – Deena Sharpe

Coverack: 1 Ortolan Bunting flew over toward Treleaver. (J Foster)

Soapy/Kynance Cove: 2 Wryneck, 3 Whinchat, Female Redstart. (S Kolodziejski)

Goonhilly: juv Marsh Harrier. (J Chapple)

Breage: 1 Honey Buzzard. (C Dale)

Stithians Reservoir, West Bank: 1 Osprey caught a trout at c1715 then circled high to the South, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Wheatear. North Cut-off: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Teal. Stuart Hutchings Hide: 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper. (C Benton)

Devoran; Tallack’s Creek: 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Knot, 2 Whimbrel. At high tide. (J St Ledger)

Marazion RSPB: 1 Whinchat by the entrance early morning. (I Prentice)

Marazion Beach: 2 Knot, 10 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover and 40+ Sanderling. (I Prentice) Also reported 23+ Sanderling, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone, 1  Oystercatcher, 2 Sandwich Tern. (D Sharp)

Gannel Estuary: 7 Dunlin, 5 Ring Plover, 3 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew this morning. (M Lammas)

Maer Lake: 300+ Canada Geese, 1 Grey Heron, several Black headed and Herring Gulls, 3 Moorhens, 10 Swallows, 3 House Martins, 1 Willow Warbler briefly seen and short burst of song. (H Kendall)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Barnacle Goose, 367 Canada Geese, 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 4 Dunlin, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 196 Black headed Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern, 29 Pied Wagtail. (S Grose)

Par Spit Beach: 3 Common Scoter, 2 Raven, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Eider, 2 Ringed Plover. (S Grose)

Rame to Penlee Reserve: 2 Wheatear, 11 Chiffchaff, 50 House Martin, 30 Swallow, 20 Goldfinch, 50 Linnet, 2 Raven 1 male Kestrel 1 female Sparrowhawk. (R Smaldon)

Wacker Quay: 118 Curlew, 16 Little Egret fishing as a group on incoming tide. (R Smaldon)

Downderry: inshore today 7 Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, 1 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, a White Wagtail and a Wheatear. (A Payne)

Stannon; Bodmin Moor: 5 Wheatear , 2 Black Darter (L Payne)

Dobwalls: 3 Swallow, 1 Beautiful Demoiselle in garden (C&J Duffy)


Friday 17th July 2020

Late news, 14/7, Tresillian River: 51 Curlew, 49 Redshank, 6 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Cormorant. (A Nicholson)

Devoran: Honey Buzzard over early afternoon. (S Votier et al.)

Honey Buzzard – S Bearhop

Honey Buzzard – S Bearhop

Penzance: 1+ juv Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Eider, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 2 Sandiwch Tern at Chyandour. (R Veal)

Polgigga: Crossbill over at 10:15. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra 06:30-09:20: 1 Pom Skua (3cy?), 3 Puffin, 6 Common Scoter, juvenile Yellow-legged Gull. (I Prentice)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Continental Cormorant (based on shape of gular patch, supported by orange tone to pouch, rather slim bill and neck), 105 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 16 Redshank, 12 Oystercatcher (including 1 juvenile) (N R Rogers)

Continental Cormorant – Nigel Rogers

Continental Cormorant – Nigel Rogers

Godolphin Cross: Presumed family party of 3 Green Woodpecker, very vocal. Also Grey Heron flying south. (C Richards)

Port Isaac: 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Nuthatch, 9 Coal Tit, from Treharrock Manor (S Grose)

Par: 16 immature Eider on rocks between Spit Beach and Carlyon Bay, from coast path. Also 4 Sandwich Terns in the bay. (Geoff White)

Kingsmill Lake: 5 Whimbrel, 7 Greenshank, 57 Curlew, 3 adult Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 22 Little Egret, c.30 Redshank, 5 Oystercatcher and 5 Grey Heron at high tide this evening (P Kemp)

Coverack: 1 presumed melanistic Jackdaw, with black nape, in private garden at Trevothen. (D Beadle)

Mabe Burnthouse: 16 Cormorant over SW towards College Reservoir at 20:00. (D Chaney)

Monday 8th June 2020

Late news, 6/6, Roscroggan: Moorhen and 2 young on pool at Roscroggan early morning. (D King)

Late photo, 7/6, Sennen: House Martins collecting mud. (R Augarde)

House Martin, Richard Augarde

Late news, 7/6, Beacon: Singing Whitethroat. (D King)

Late news, 7/6, St Just: Turtle Dove at Bosavern. (D Flumm)

Late news, 7/6, Siblyback Lake: 2cy White-fronted Goose with the Canada Goose flock. (A Dawson)

Lamorna Cove: Honey Buzzard at 13.35 (S. Rogers).

Lizard Village: Hoopoe still at 1230. (D Wright)

St Hilary: 15+ Crossbill including juveniles at Friendship Wood. (DK Parker) 30+ Crossbill at 2 Green Woodpecker (visting nest site). (P Maddern) Also 40+ Crossbill in woods near Tregilliowe Ponds. (B Hibbet)

Crossbill – Dave Parker

Crossbill – Dave Parker

Crossbill – Dave Parker

Crossbill – Dave Parker

Perranarworthal: Osprey over this morning. (S Bearhop)

Mount’s Bay: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 8 Puffin, c2000 Manx Shearwater from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Wadebridge: Marsh Tit coming to feeders in a private garden. (S Marquis)

Croft Pascoe: 15+ Crossbills seen, 1 Cuckoo seen and two other heard close by, 4+ Siskins. (T Pinfield)

Goonhilly: juv. Stonechat, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Spotted Flyatcher, 30+ Crossbill, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Siskin, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff. (P Day). Also 1 Cuckoo. (J Hillier)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Whimbrel over, 6 Crossbill in pines by Cheshire Homes. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 16 Sanderling, 4 Oystercatcher and 7 Black-headed Gulls on the beach. (DK Parker)

Lelant: 4 Crossbill flew East. (M Lenney)

United Downs: 4 Crossbill. (F Bell)

Laneast Downs: 2 Red Kites today at 12.30. (A Davey)

Playing Place: leucistic Starling. (T Hall)

Mount Hawke: 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove (calling all day), 94 adult + juvenile mix of Starling on overhead wires, 2 “seeping” Dunnock. (RB & PC Girling)

Lostwithiel: ad and juv Great Spotted Woodpecker on feeder. (M Simon)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Michael Simon


Thursday 4th June 2020

Late news, 3/6, Lanreath: Adult Rosy Starling in a private garden. (E Johns)

Sennen: Adult Rosy Starling by the school. (B Hibbert et al)

Rosy Starling, John St Ledger

Near Bodmin: 1 adult Honey Buzzard early pm. (P Roseveare)

Drift Reservoir: c210 Swift, c70 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin, 15 Swallow, 42 Canada Geese incl. 1 hybrid and 5 goslings. (D Flumm)

St Hilary: c25 Crossbills at Friendship Woods. (M Weakes) 65 Crossbill late pm. (M Spicer)

Crossbill, Mike Spicer

Croft Pascoe plantation: 4 Crossbills, 4 Siskins & 4 Swifts. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Goonhilly Downs: 3 Cuckoo, 25 Swift , 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 34 Crossbill (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Ashton: 7 Crossbill 9am and 3 at 12.40pm (G Healey)

Polbathic Creek: 2 Shelduck with 6 ducklings. (A Blonden)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 sum plum Dunlin, 1 (presumed 1s) Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Curlew, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1+ Siskin, Great Tit nest fledged at least 3 young on Monday. (R Veal)

Rinsey Head: 1 Red Kite between Rinsey Head and Praa Sands 09.15-09.45. (L Hodges)

Truro: m and f Bullfinch  in my garden (D Jenkins)

Heneward, Camelford: 1 Red Kite and 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (T Potterton)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 f Sparrowhawk being mobbed by Swallows. (S Grose)

Nine Maidens: 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (S Grose)

Trelow Downs: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

St Dominic: Red Kite 1130 low over sheep fields near public house. (C Imms)

The Rumps: 10 Razorbills and a large group of Guillemots, Great Black-backed Gulls, Comorants and a Fulmar at Moules Island, Polzeath.