Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Nanjizal: Red-rumped Swallow drifted north this morning. (K Wilson)

St Merryn: Hooded Crow in field beside the Alps Fishery. (R Hughes)

North Cliffs/Tehidy Woods: 10 Linnet, 4 Skylark, 10 Painted Lady, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Golden-ringed Dragonfly. (J Baker)

Illogan: European Hornet killed by dog in garden. (J Baker)

Penzance: 1 juv Tawny Owl calling from the college 14:00. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 7 Meditteranean Gull, 5 Whimbrel, 18+ Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Murnan)

Compass Point, Bude: 2 Whitethroat, 5 Linnet, 3 Goldfinch, 6 Stonechat. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 4 Willow Tit, Great Crested Grebe on 3 nests. (R Mudge)

Marazion Beach: juv Meditteranean Gull. (R Veal)

Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra: 120 Storm Petrel caught overnight, including birds originally ringed in Pembrokeshire, Gwynedd, Co Mayo and Spain. (West Cornwall Ringing Group)

Downderry: birds moving west 06:25-07:25 included 19 Mediterranean Gull and 37 Manx Shearwater. (A Payne)

Little Petherick: 1 Greenshank. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 5 Yellowhammer, 4 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 13 Linnet, 1 m Bullfinch. (S Grose)


Sunday 23rd June 2019

Late news, 22/6, coast path west of Porthcurno: 6+ Linnet, 2+ Cinnabar Moth, 3 Speckled Wood butterfly and 1 Golden-ringed dragonfly. (K Money)

Long Rock: 1 Roseate Tern. (R Augarde)

Marazion Beach: 2 Roseate Tern this evening at Red River. (S Rogers)

Trevose Head: Hooded Crow on the golf course at midday. (T Downer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 13 Mediterranean Gull (including adults), 1 Whimbrel, c25 Curlew on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal) Also an escaped Budgerigar on Carnsew this morning. (R Augarde)

Mousehole: 1 distant Cory’s Shearwater this morning. (R Augarde)

Par Beach Pool: 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Sedge Warbler, 88 Canada Geese, 2 Coot, 9 Greenfinch, 3 Linnet. (S Grose)

Par Docks: 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Par, Spit Beach: 2 Sanderling, 3 Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker heard on the golf course. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs/Kernick: 5 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Padstow: 1 Yellowhammer at Bogee Farm. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: 2 Arctic Skua and 6 Common Scoter. (R Augarde)

Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe +2 juv, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Coot +2 juv, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Reed Warbler, 5 Blackcap + 3 juv, 4 Bullfinch, 3 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Newquay, Fistral: 1 ad Med Gull, 2 Common Tern, c50 Manx Shearwater this evening. (S Rowe) Tea Caverns: 19 Fulmar, 7 Swift, 21 House Martin, 19 Shag, 7 Cormorant, 4 Stonechat. (S Grose)


Sunday 21st April 2019

Late photo, 19/4, Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler. (S Rogers)

Pallas’s Warbler – Steve Rogers

Pallas’s Warbler – Steve Rogers

Late news, 20/4, Lostwithiel: Cuckoo at about 18:15 up Tanhouse Lane. (M Surgey)

Late news, 20/4, Lands End: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 8 Whitethroat, 4 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow and numerous Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. (P Rosewveare)

Late news, 20/4, Kenidjack: 30+ Chiffchaff, 20 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler and Stock Dove. (Oriole Birding)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Temminck’s Stint and Little Ringed Plover. (D Julian)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis back on the marsh. (L Proctor)

Kynance: 1 Hooded Crow,  1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 ‘Greenland’ Wheatear, 1 Cuckoo, 3 Grasshopper Warbler. (T Blunden)

Zennor: 1 Grasshopper reeling at 01:45 by Eagles Nest. (P Freestone)

Lelant Downs: juv Tawny Owl at St Ives Holiday Village, at 02:00. (P Freestone)

Newlyn Harbour area: 6 Eider, 3 Common Sandpiper on rocks behind Tolcarne Inn. (S Grose)

Penzance Battery Rocks: 31 Purple Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach:1 Eider (resident male) 3 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Marazion: Red Kite east over Rose Hill. (P Fraser) Also 7 Eider (2f:5 imm males), 2(pr) Common Scoter offshore. (J Hawkey)

Hayle: Osprey over the car boot. (P Walsh)

Lamorna: Sooty Shearwater with c1000 Manx Shearwater c2km offshore. (M Elliott)

Chapel Amble: Little Ringed Plover and Water Pipit. (D Julian)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 52 Canada Goose, 5 Cormorant, 1 ad Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, 13 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Mallard, 1 Great Norther Diver, 8 Tufted Duck, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Black-headed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 27 Carrion Crow, 1Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Robin, 2 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 2 House Sparrow, 4 Chaffinch, 8 Linnet, 5 Willow Warbler and 1 male Orange Tip. (DAConway)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 2 Tawny Owl ( B .Toms)

Hayle Estuary RSPB:  1 Grey Plover, 3 Knot on Ryan’s Field. ( B .Toms, M. Curtis)

Windmill Farm: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Greenshank, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, lots of Blackcap, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaff. (D Wright)

Predannack Head: Lesser Whitethroat. (D Wright)

Land’s End: 21 Whitethroat, 11 Willow Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 White Wagtail. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde)

Polgigga: 1 Yellow Wagtail over and 1 Wheatear nearby. (R Veal, R Augarde)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff , 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Swallow, 2 Linnet, 1 Buzzard, 2 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard (S Van Hear)

Chysauster: 1 Sparrowhawk over, 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Skylark, 1 Raven, 4 Adder. (S Grose)

Soapy cove, Kynance: 3 Whitethroat, Wheatear, Chiffchaff. (A Witheywood)

Whitethroat, A Witheywood

Chiffchaff, A Witheywood

St Gothian Sands LNR:  1 Pochard, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Shoveler, 1 Adder.( B. Toms)

St.Ives seawatch: 1 Northern Gannet, 22 Black-legged Kittiwake, 20 Turnstone, 1 Stonechat, and 1 Sandwich Tern. (J Hill)

Mevagissey: 2 Purple Sandpiper on rocks off north side of harbour. (S Roper)

Newquay, Porth Reservoir: 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard in the distant.  (C Hooper)

Great Crested Grebe, C Hooper

Great Crested Grebe, C Hooper

Cardinham Woods: around bird feeders behind toilet block, 30+ Siskin, 5 Marsh Tit, 3+ Blue Tit, 6+ Great Tit, 6+ Coal Tit, 2+ Nuthatch, 3 pairs of Grey Wagtail, 4+ Chaffinch, 4 Buzzard. At least 10 Brimstone on the Lady Vale Trail and 5 Orange Tip butterflies. (C Mason)

St. Germans Quay: 4 Swallow back at traditional multi-nest site. (A Blonden)

Ninestones: 1 Cuckoo (A Blonden)

Carnelloe Head, Zennor: 2 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Swallow.

Higher Crackington: ringtail harrier flying east. (J&B Teague)

Georgia, Bakers Pit NR: Osprey on a fence post eating a fish, m&f Cuckoo also. (R Menari)

Osprey, Richard Menari


Friday 12th April 2019

Late news, 5/4, Davidstow Airfield: 60 Golden Plover, 6 Wheatears and 1 Buzzard. (S Windle)

Late news, 11/4, Penzance: Robins fledged, the first brood of birds to succeed in the garden except the hole nesters in over thirty years, all others taken by Magpies. Sparrows, Blue Tits and Great Tits occupying boxes and female Blackcap still present. All in a private garden. (R Phillips)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler in song below the sewage works by the wooden gate at 07:45. (R Bonser)

Nanjizal: Hooded Crow again at Faraway Cottage. Also 1f Black Redstart, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 House Martin, 11 Swallow, 10 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap between here and Land’s End. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis, 1+ Water Pipit, 2 Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler singing, 2 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 1 Snipe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, c40 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow. (S Rogers, P St Pierre, DK Parker)

Marazion: 9 Eider (8 m 1 f), 3 Whimbrel, 8 Ringed Plover, 8 Sanderling. (S Rogers)

Sancreed: 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin, 1 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Land’s End: Pied Crow reported again and also at Nanjizal. (B Dodd)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 male Reed bunting, 4 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, 1 Jay, 12+ Rooks, small groups of Swallows and Sand Martins, 6 Goldfinches. (H Kendall)

Trevose Head: 1 Wheatear (m), 1 Merlin (f) chasing a mixed flock of Swallow/House and Sand Martin, 2 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 1 Gannet, 1 Shag, Linnets, Stonechats, Skylarks. (S Marquis) 41 White Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Swallow this evening. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Polgigga: 10 White Wagtail. (M Wallace)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Spoonbill (2cy), 8 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 60 Teal, 100 Sand Martin. (D Eva)

Crugmeer: 2 Grey Partridge. (D Eva)

Trevose: 1 Short-eared Owl, 10 Wheatear. (D Eva)

Poltesco: 3 Chiffchaff. (F Trewin)

Mullion Cove: Pair Bullfinch, pair Swallows ( J. Allely)

St Merryn: Jackdaws making nests in bell tower. 1 pair Wood Pigeon also in church grounds. (R Hughes)

Rock: 1 Sparrowhawk, 20+ Sand Martin at Porthilly Point. (S Grose)

Croft Pascoe: 3 Crossbill briefly, flew off west. (D Collins)

Wadebridge: m&f Siskin on the Rivendell Estate. (N Greaves)

Godrevy to Hell’s Mouth: 2 Wren, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Skylark, 8 (4pr) Stonechat, 10 Linnet, 20+ Jackdaw, 2 Raven, 7 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 40+ Fulmar, 1 Gannet. (M Webb)

Gannet and Fulmar – Martin Webb

Pendeen: 12 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Willow Warbler. (A Hartley)

Trewidden Gardens: 1 Nuthatch (heard-only). (A Hartley)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Little Gull. (P St Pierre)


Thursday 11th April 2019

Land’s End: Found, one camera battery, believed for Fuji. Contact Phil Taylor via CBWPS News website

Wadebridge: 31 Cattle Egret in field with cattle opposite Trewornan Manor. (S Grose)

Land’s End: Pied Crow of unknown origin still present at the complex but goes missing for long periods. Also 2 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 3 Swallow. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, P Fraser, D Flumm, B Bosisto) 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 House Martin, 6 Swallow, 20 Sand Martin. (B Bosisto)

Pied Crow – Bob Bosisto

Pied Crow – Dave Parker

Nanjizal: Hooded Crow at Faraway Cottage. (M Wallace)

Hooded Crow – Mark Wallace

Sennen: Hybrid Carrion x Hooded Crow in usual field near Trinity Pool. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Crows-an-Wra: Hybrid Carrion x Hooded Crow on telegraph pole just west of village. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler in song at the sewage works.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Reed Warbler singing, Glossy Ibis, Merlin, 12 Sand Martin. (S Rogers, DK Parker) Glossy Ibis, 2 Shoveler, a few Teal and at least 6 Grey Heron. (A Hartley) 1 Glossy Ibis, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 4 Mallard, 2 m&f Shoveler, 4 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Swallow, 6 Dunnock at 13.40. (M Webb)

Glossy Ibis – Adam Hartley

Shoveler – Martin Webb

Marazion Beach: 2 Great Northern Diver, 4 Eider. (S Rogers) 5 Common Gull on the beach. (A Hartley)

Drift Resevoir (members only): 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Gadwall, 1 Tufted Duck, 34 Sand Martin, 3 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Trewornan: 44+ Cattle Egret in field of friesans NW of Gutt Bridge on B3314. (A Langdon)

Chapel Amble: 2 Little Ringed Plover still opposite the car park, also 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail. (P Ash)

Little Ringed Plover – Paul Ash

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Whimbrel, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 sum plum Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, 1s Common Gull. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 House Martin, 2 Greylag over train station early this morning. (J Evans)

Penzance: Nuthatch nest building, reducing the hole size with mud. (T Mills) Jubilee Pool: 27 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Carrion Crow at 11:25. (M Webb)

Nuthatch – Tony Mills

Buttermilk Hill: 5m and 2f Wheatear. (J Eaton)

Tywardreath: 1 Swallow on overhead wires in Southpark Road. (R. Barlow)

Falmouth: 1 Red Kite, soaring high over Penryn Campus at 16:15 today, drifting slowly west. (S Bearhop)

Restronguet: Large Tortoiseshell at Restronguet Point. (J Chapple)

Kennall Vale: 1 Dipper and 2 Grey Wagtail. (S Williams)

Dipper and Grey Wagtail – Stephen Williams

Pendeen: 3 Swallows, 2 Buzzard. (A Hartley)

Helston Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (S Bury)

North Cliffs to Godrevy: Merlin (f), 2 Skylark, 15 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 4 Stonechat, 4 Raven, 6 Meadow Pipit, Buzzard, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Dunnock, Wren, Shag, Gannet, Cormorant, Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Pheasant, Chaffinch. Also Adder. (P Freestone)

Kynance Cove: 6+ Stonechat, 8+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, 3 Buzzard, pair of Jackdaws nest building, 17+ active Shag nests, 6+ Gannet offshore, 1 Cormorant, male Bullfinch, 2 Swallow (P Freestone)

Hayle, Mexico Towans: 6 House Martin over (P Freestone)

Liskeard: Redstart singing this morning. (D Julian)


Thursday 15th November 2018

Late news, 15/11, Goonhilly: 1 Marsh Harrier. (P Bedford)

Late news, 15/11, Kenidjack: Dusky Warbler still present at the sewage works. (T McGowan)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs and Spoonbill at Tallacks Creek. (S Votier)

Trevose Head: 1w female Pied Wheatear still present above the lifeboat station, park at the NT car park and keep to public footpaths. (S Rogers) Still present late morning and 1 Merlin over. (J St Ledger)

Pied Wheatear – Steve Rogers

Pied Wheatear, Mark Halliday

Rock: 47 Cattle Egret moved off in one flock from Porthilly Farm towards and over Cant Hill, should be viewable from Camel Trail. (S Grose)

Housel Bay: Little Bunting still at the Waterings. (T Blunden) Also Merlin in the area. (G Mitchell)

Coverack: 1 Black Redstart. (P Bedford)

Gwithian: Possible Hooded Crow feeding on grass in and around Dog Walkers Car Park area.

Polurrian: 2 Black Redstarts around Polurrian Bay Hotel and chalets. (G Mitchell)

Ruan High Lanes area: Fly over groups of Redwings, (100+, 50+ and 40) heading South East, largeish numbers for the Roseland at 09:30. (D Hall)

Pentire Headland: Short-eared Owl this afternoon at c14:30 on the South Fistral side, it landed for a while on the pitch and putt course. (P Stephenson)

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap, 2f Brambling & juv Sparrowhawk. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Kenidjack: 6 Chough, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Long Rock: Black Redstart, 26 Sanderling, 3 Turnstone, Rock Pipit, 8 Ringed Plover between Cafe & Car Park. (R Teague)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Immature Garganey with the Teal off the causeway. (T McGowan)

Rock Helipad Field: 3 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

At Sea: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Great skuas and 20 Dolphins between Wolf Rock and Land’s End. (J Pender)

Nancegollan: 100s of Redwing and Chaffinch moving through, westward throughout the day, 15 Fieldfare west, 2 Raven. (D Chaney)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1Tawny Owl appears to be hunting bats from Trenance riding stables. (S Grose)

Roseland, St Anthony’s Head: 1 Swallow (11.30am ).  (per Simon Perry)


Sunday 1st April 2018

Late news, 31/3, Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 1 Jack Snipe. (M Jones)

Par: Male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at Par market in trees by east car park at 11:00 calling frequently and seen briefly. (G Barter, S Grose)

Pentewan: Juv Iceland Gull again. (S Birt)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter with Long-tailed Duck and 1 Common Scoter this morning. (J Lindsell)

Trenance boating lake, Newquay: 1 Ring-billed Gull showing well just in front of café. (R Hughes)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern in flight. (A McKechnie) 1 Snipe. (S&P Rogers) Longrock Pool: 2 Sand Martin. (MJ Spicer)

Snipe – Steve Rogers

Mevagissey Harbour: Juv Iceland Gull on rocks behind the museum. (S Grose)

Iceland Gull – Shaun Grose

Sennen: Glaucous Gull still around, flew over fields above village. (A Musgrove)

Ardensawah Farm, St Levan: Juv Iceland Gull. (S&P Rogers)

Land’s End: 1 Hooded Crow on clifftop, then flew inland, also 1 Iceland Gull flying close to the base of the cliffs. (E Dowding)

nr Zennor: 2nd year Glaucous Gull over Gurnard’s Head pub at 13:30, appeared to land in nearby cattle field. (A Lobb)

Lost Gardens of Heligan: 2 Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Treecreeper. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Grey Heron, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret on Ryan’s Field. (Chris Hooper)

Heron, Oystercatchers and Little Egret – Chris Hooper

Lostwithiel: Blackcap still regularly present in a private garden. (E Mayhew)

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

Penwithick: 3 Siskin, 3 Reed Bunting, 8 House Sparrow, 5 Goldfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Robin, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Dunnock, 3 Jackdaw, 3 Woodpigeon. (K Bowers)

Siskins – Kevin Bowers