Saturday 21st March 2020

Late news, 19/3, Kynance Cove: Black Redstart on the rocks. (M Broadbent)

Late news, 20/03, Charlestown: Chiffchaff singing. (D Hastilow)

Late news, 20/3, Wadebridge, Pendavey: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Millbrook: 1 Cattle Egret at Withnoe Barton this afternoon. (M Jordan)

St Clement: 7 Cattle Egret reported in field south of the church.

Mousehole: Ad Kumliens Gull reported again in the harbour, also 1 Black Redstart.

Newlyn: Great Skua off sandy Cove at 09:15. (L Proctor) Also 2 Eider in the harbour. (G Jones)

Penzance: Red Kite east over Heamoor, heading along the ridge late morning. (P St Pierre)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Little Grebe, 2 Coot, 12 Sand Martin, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Spoonbill over towards Estuary, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff from the public hide (now closed). (S Grose)

Helston Boating Lake: 5 Sand Martin, 1 drake Shoveler, 2 pairs of Coot nesting, 16 Tufted Duck, drake Ferruginous Duck of presumed captive origin still present. ( D Eva )

St Ives Island: 1 Glaucous Gull by Merryn Rocks, 2 Wheatear, 1 Black Redstart, 6 Common Scoter. (P Nason)

Tintagel: Seagulls mobbing a Red Kite over Bossiney. (L Hall)

Coverack: c8 Common Gull. (D.Beadle)

Lowland Point: 2 Wheatear, 7 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (D.Beadle)

College Reservoir: 75+ Sand Martins skimming the surface. (L Langley)

Nare Head: 37 Great Northern Diver, 10 Black-throated Diver. (L Sampson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 8 Black-tailed Godwits joined a dozen Bar-tailed Godwits on Ryan’s Field this afternoon. (J Hicks) Also 3cy Yellow-legged Gull, c30 Mediterranean Gull, 12 (mostly sum plum) Black-tailed Godwit, 3 imm Mute Swan late pm. (R Veal) 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, Slavonian Grebe moulting into summer plumage, 1 Wheatear in Carnsew Basin. (G Jones)

Penzance: 8 Purple Sandpiper at Jubilee Pool. (G Jones)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Wheatear, 10 Sand Martin, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Wheatear. (G Jones)

Trencrom Hill: Wheatear. (G Jones)

Charlestown: 1 m Blackcap. (D Hastilow)

Monday 16th March 2020

Late News, 15/03, Rosudgeon: 1 Female Merlin flew at speed across road in front of car and weaved between trees in garden (J Evans)

Late News,15/03, Penzance: 1 Black Redstart still on rocks by railway station. (S Douglas)

Praa Sands: 1 Cetti’s Warbler singing from reed beds at the lower stream. (J Evans)

Trevose Head: 2 (possible 4) Lapland Bunting, 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear, 1 Red-legged Partridge. (G Treadwell)

Lapland Bunting – Gary Treadwell

Crugmeer: 1 Corn Bunting, 27 Skylark, 2 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Polgigga: 1 adult Kumlien’s Gull flew over Bosisto Lane at 09:30. (M Wallace)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Ring-billed Gull again. (J Ryan)

Pendeen Watch: 1w Iceland Gull on the sea 300m off the lighthouse. (P Clement)

Newquay: Adult Glaucous Gull still in the field with the pink elephant. (T Mills) 1 Barn Owl at Trevemper, 2 Tawny Owl at Trenance Riding Stables. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: 4 Wheatear, White Wagtail and a small arrival of Chiffchaff. (M Wallace)

Porthilly Beach: 22 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Tresemple Pool: Pink-Footed Goose. (P Carter)

Pink-footed Goose – Philip Carter

St Gothian Sands NR: 2 Wheatear, 20 Teal, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Meadow Pipit. (S Van Hear, M Spicer)

St Eval: 1 singing Chiffchaff. (L Payne)

Park Head: 1 Wheatear, 1 Swallow. (L Payne)

Parsons Beach, Rosemullion: 40 Turnstone. (L Bosisto)

Camel Estuary: 1 Sandwich Tern off Padstow, Whooper Swan on Dinham Flats. (R Augarde)

Walmsley Sanctuary (keyholders only): 2 Sand Martin. (R Augarde)

Marazion beach: 22 Common Gulls (10 ad’s),16 Sanderling. (J Hawkey)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Water Pipit again by the sanctuary fence. (DK Parker)

Land’s End/Sennen/Land’s End: 2 Raven, 40+ Jackdaw, 8 Carrion Crow, 6 Dunnock, 3 (2m 1f) Stonechat, 3 Rock Pipit 1 Roe Deer stag. (M Webb)

Carrion Crow – Martin Webb

Rock Pipit – Martin Webb

Looe: 1 Red legged Partridge at St Martin’s Cemetery. (C&J Duffy)

Dobwalls: 1 male Brimstone. (C&J Duffy)

Tregonning Hill: Snipe, Meadow Pipit in song flight, 3 Buzzard, Raven. Also 1 Peacock butterfly. (C Richards)

Feock: Hummingbird hawk-moth nectaring on white Vinca flowers in garden. (K Dalziel)

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Sunday 8th March 2020

Newquay: Adult Glaucous Gull again in field with pink elephant at Crantock turn off at 07:30.(S Grose) 1 Sparrowhawk with pigeon prey 06:30 am (M Taylor)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Water Pipit, 13 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rowe) Also 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Chiffchaff. 21 Black-headed Gull on the Boating Lake. (S Grose)

Sparrowhawk – Mike Taylor

Mousehole: Ad Kumlien’s Gull still on St Clement’s Isle early morning plus Red-throated Diver and Great Skua past. (P St Pierre) Also Leucistic Herring Gull in the harbour. (M Ahmad)

Leucistic Herring Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Leucistic Herring Gull – Mashuq Ahmad


Penzance, Battery Rocks:
22 Purple Sandpiper. (S Grose) Newlyn Harbour: 41 Turnstone (1 with metal ring on left leg), 2 Eider, 7 Cormorant, 3 Rock Pipit, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 46 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Iceland Gull, 1 Raven. (S Grose) Also, Black Guillemot reported.

Stithians: fem Lesser Scaup, 7 (1 drk) Goldeneye, 12 Tufted Duck. (R Wilkins)

St Gothian Sands: 1w Kumlien’s Gull. (T McGowan)

Millbrook: 30 Mediterranean Gulls 112 Common Gull, 7 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 13 Oystercatcher (P Kemp).

Drift Reservoir: Long-tailed Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe. (D Flumm) In addition 7 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 1st w Iceland Gull, 25 Herring Gull, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Greater Black-backed Gull, 15 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mallard, 2 Goldcrest. (I Grant, F Were)

Charlestown: 1f Blackcap 2 Blue Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Magpie, 2 Great Tit, 2 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 4 Dunnock (D Hastilow )

Blue Tit – David Hastilow

Blackcap – David Hastilow

Mabe Burnthouse:  4 (3f 1m) Blackcap, 1 Redwing, 5 Blackbird all feeding on Ivy berries. (D Chaney)

Trevose Head: Snow Bunting reported this afternoon back in the stubble field below the car park.

Harlyn: 1 Red-throated Diver, 12 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Cetti’s Warbler (B Bosisto L Payne)

Chapel Amble: 8 Water Pipit. (B Bosisto) Also 1 Green Sandpiper (L Curry)

Treravan Meadows: 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Little Egret, 1 Redshank, 2 Wren, 10 Robin, 3 Curlew, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 25 Teal, 6 Shelduck, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Buzzard, 2 Mute Swan, 8 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 4 Woodpigeon, 30 Canada Goose (N Greaves)

Bude Canal: 1 Cetti’s Warbler in Song. (G Pilkington)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 50 Canada Goose,1 Great Northern Diver,7 Great Crested Grebe,1 Little Grebe,10 Mallard,14 Teal,3 Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye, 9 Goosander(4 ad m,5 redhead), 61 Lesser Black-backed Gull,1 Buzzard, 51 Carrion Crow, 45 Jackdaw, 9 Magpie, 580 Starling,1 Pheasant, 2 Stock Dove, 28 Fieldfare,1 Song Thrush, 2 Chaffinch, 4 House Sparrow, 5 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Robin, 1 Wren, 2 Roe Deer (ad f),1 Rabbit and several batches of frogspawn. (DA Conway)

Hayle Estuary: ad Ring-billed Gull, 18 Bar-tailed Godwit, 58 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 8 Oystercatcher, 3 Rock Pipit. (C Richards)

Gwithian: 1 Knot, 150+ Linnet, 1 Raven, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Fallow Deer. (S Grose)

Porthleven: 1 m Black Redstart at Unicorn Pub. (S Grose)

Perranporth: 4 Chough, 2 Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

Sibleyback Reservoir: drake Ring-necked Duck, 32 Tufted Duck including French colour marked female,
6 Little Grebe, 2 Coot, 15 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 13 Pied Wagtail. (K Pellow)

Falmouth Bay 08.30-09.30 and 17.00-18.00: 3 Pomarine Skua, 2 Great Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, 10 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 65 Kittiwake, 15 Common Scoter, 40+ Gannet, 1 Oystercatcher, 6 Shag, 4 Cormorant, 1 Meadow Pipit. (T Phelps)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank. (T Phelps, M Doyle, M Broadbent)

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Thursday 5th March 2020

Little London Beach: 1 Water Pipit, 3 Redshank; 1 Black-throated Diver (gaining some sum plum), 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Scoter offshore. (R Veal)

Truro River: 69 Teal, 78 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Bosisto)

Trevose Head: Snow Bunting in the stubble field by the car park. (B Rankine)

Snow Bunting – Barry Rankine

Snow Bunting – Barry Rankine

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ad Ring-billed Gull and 2w Caspian Gull on main estuary and Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field.

St Austell: Black Redstart at Duporth.

Siblyback Lake: Drake Ring-necked Duck, 28 Tufted Duck , 2 Goldeneye , 10 Mallard , 6 Little Grebe also 1 male Scaup sp. which remained distant and spent more than 2 hours resting with head tucked into its back preventing any view of its head .However small size suggested Lesser Scaup. (K Pellow)

Mousehole: Adult Kumlien’s Gull on St Clement’s Isle then followed fishing boats; also 2 1w Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid, 2 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott)

Sunday 1st March 2020

Late news, 28/2, Crowlas: 1 Black Redstart.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Lesser Scaup still this morning. (C Smith)

Lesser Scaup – Cliff Smith

Newquay: Glaucous Gull back in the Pink Elephant fields from late morning. (M Lammas) Also, fem/Imm Black Redstart on Porth beach rocks below Football Golf café (S Shonleben)

Boat Cove: 1st winter Glaucous Gull this morning. (J Swann)

Glaucous Gull – John Swann

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ad Ring-billed Gull off Old Quay House Inn, later from Lelant Station. (R Labbett, C Smith) Also Kumlien’s Gull briefly before flew to harbour, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Kingfisher on Lelant Saltings and 1 Slavonian Grebe on Carnsew Pool. (S Finch)

Ring-billed Gull – Roger Labbett

Ring-billed Gull – Roger Labbett

Porthkidney: 2 Black-throated Diver and a Great Skua. (P St Pierre)

Carbis Bay: 18 Great Northern Diver . (P St Pierre)

Mawgan: 1 Firecrest feeding in Rosemary bush (P Bedford)

Firecrest – P Bedford

Truro: 2 Dipper nest building, 2 Woodpigeon nest building (D Eva)

Newlyn Harbour: Iceland Gull still present. (C Smith)

Pendennis Head , Falmouth: 1 Pomarine Skua (marauding the outer bay) , 1 Great Skua (M Pass)  Also, Red-necked Grebe, distant and moving between Gyllyngvase Beach and Pennance, viewed from American Shelter. (J St Ledger & S Van Hear)

St Ives: Black Redstart below coastguard look out early this morning. (A Lobb)

Seaton: 3 Red-throated Diver. (C Ellis)

Jupiter Point, Anthony: Spotted Redshank (C Ellis)

Torpoint: 2 Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe and 6 Pale-Bellied Brent Goose (C Ellis)

Millbrook: 2 Mediterranean Gull, Great Created Grebe, Kingfisher, 17+ Shelduck, Little Egret and 2 Egyptian Goose. (D Sharpe)

Carn Creek: 15 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Shelduck, 2 Mallard (1m/1f), 2 Mute Swan, 1 Curlew, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 9 Black-headed Gull. (B Nicholls)

Charlestown: 21 Common Scoter, 2 Raven, 1 f Blackcap on fatball feeder at coastguard station. (S Grose)

Carlyon Bay: 10 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Eider, 1 m Kestrel. (S Grose)

Crugmeer: Hooded Crow again by Old Airfield Buildings. (C Smith)

Hooded Crow – Cliff Smith

Trevose Head: 4 Lapland Bunting and 3 Corn Bunting. (T Phelps, M Doyle)

Veryan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler calling near Mellinsey Mill. (M Silk)

Torpoint: f-type Black Redstart. (R Napp)

Black Redstart, Rick Napp

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Friday 21st February 2020

Portscatho: Pacific Diver, Black Throated Divers, Great Northern Divers, 1 Black Guillemot, 1 Bar Tailed Godwit and good numbers of Mediterranean Gull (Moving around so difficult to assess numbers). (A.Roberts). Also 6 Black-throated Diver, 5 Great-Northern Diver, 4 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Eider (female), 1 Shelduck, 50+ Mediterranean Gull (6 in summer plumage and 2 ringed), 1 Common Gull. Also large numbers of Black-headed Gull, one of which was ringed. (J St Ledger)

Slavonian Grebe – John St Ledger

Red-necked Grebe – John St Ledger

Pendower: 4 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Newlyn Harbour: Black Guillemot, 2 Eider and Iceland gull still present. (R Fox) Additionally, Continental (sinesis) Cormorant and 2w Yellow-legged Gull still. (M Ahmad)

Black Guillemot – Mashuq Ahmad

Black Guillemot – Mashuq Ahmad

Iceland Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Cormorant – Mashuq Ahmad

Hayle Estuary: Pomarine Skua reported at the mouth of the Estuary this morning.

Wall, Hayle: 1 Barn Owl. (S Cooper)

Millbrook: 7+ Cattle Egret with 4 Little Egret at Stone Farm. (D Julian)

St John’s Lake,Torpoint: 1 Slavonian Grebe and 8 Pale-bellied Brent Goose. (D Julian)

Towan Head Newqauy:  Merlin chasing a pipit at 08:30. (M Lammas)

Port Isaac: 1 Peregrine Falcon over , 6 Greenfinch, 1 Nuthatch from a private garden. (S Grose)

Whitecross, Newquay: 25 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Buzzard, 100+ Golden Plover flying SW, 70+ Starling, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 3 Blackbird and 1 dead Greenfinch killed by a cat. 4 Newts in our pond. (Su and Dave Thomas)

Carbis Bay: Glaucous Gull reported again and later on Porthminster beach..

Drift Reservoir (Members only): Long-tailed Duck still present. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 (2 ad, 3/4w, 2 2w) Caspian Gull, ad Ring-billed Gull, 2 ad Lesser Black-backed x Herring Gull, 1w Black-headed x Med Gull and Whimbrel. (M Halliday, M Elliott)

Godevry Point: 1w Kumlien’s type Gull feeding in field behind Mutton Cove. Also 1 Great Skua. (R Allen)

Stithians Reservoir: Lesser Scaup with 10 Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe & Grey Heron in the Golden Lion cut-off 15:30pm to 16:00. (M Greenhalgh)

Polgigga, Bosistow Lane: released White Stork still, c140 Golden Plover, 8 Stock Dove. (R Veal)

Madron: 1 Peregrine dive bombing 2 Black-headed Gull. (R Veal)

St Clement/Tresillian: 40 Teal, 3 Carrion Crow, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Redshank, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1+ Robin, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Little Egret, 19 Curlew, 24 Shelduck, 2 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 2,000+ Golden Plover over, 14 Cattle Egret. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Restronguet Weir: c20 Red-breasted Merganser. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Charlestown: 3 Long Tailed Tits 4 Blue Tits 2 Great Tits 2 Wood Pigeons 4 Dunnock 2 Blackbirds 3 Robins ( D Hastilow )

Long-tailed Tit – David Hastilow

Penryn: 2 Pink-footed Geese over Penryn Campus at 17:45. (M Broadbent)

St Columb Minor: 1 Woodcock, 1 Barn Owl from priory rd. (S Grose)

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Sunday 16th February 2020

Pentewan: 1 adult Pacific Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Sandpiper, 55 Lesser black backed Gull , 31 Common Gull, 1 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull, 120 Black-headed Gull , 120 Kittiwake (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Porthpean: 25 Common Scoter, 4 Black throated Diver, 1 Red throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 52 Common Gull, 371 Lesser Black backed Gull , 1 adult Yellow legged Gull, 615 Herring Gull,  320 Black headed Gull , 24 Kittiwake (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Newlyn Harbor: Black Guillemot, 2 Eider, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Shag, 2 Cormorant. (R Fox) Also juvenile Iceland Gull still. (A McKechnie)

Black Guillemot – A McKechnie

Mount Edgecombe Park, Cremyll: 10 Cattle Egret feeding with Little Egrets and 6 Oystercatcher. (D Sharp)

Kingsmill Lake, Saltash: 103 Avocet, 6 Snipe, 19 Lapwing, c.80 Dunlin, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 59 Black-tailed Godwit, 56 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 5 Redshank, 20 Shelduck, 207 BLack-headed gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed gull, 14 Herring gull, 2 Great Black-backed gull, 10 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Barnacle goose, c.50 Canada goose & 1 Great Crested Grebe (P Kemp)

Hannafore: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 8 Black- throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 8 Eider, 2 Curlew, 1 Gannet, 1 Fulmar, adult Mederterranian Gull, 1 Little Egret, Oystercatcher, Raven, Rock Pipit, 8 Goldfinch, Stonechat and 1 Grey Seal. (M.P.Frost)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Scaup, 7 Tufted Duck, 4 Shoveler (D Eva) Also, 21 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, c.45 Wigeon, c.90 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Spoonbills. (A Langdon)

Chapel Amble: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 1 Swallow. (D Julian)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull from Lelant Station in afternoon. (R Augarde, B Mellow). 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Knot early am. (R Veal) Also Leucistic Robin still at the Station. (M Ahmad)

Leucistic Robin – M Ahmad

Carbis Bay: 6 Red-throated Diver, 28 Great Northern Diver. (R Augarde, B Mellow)

St Ives: 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 6 Great Skua, 1w Little Gull, Glaucous Gull and 7 Manx Shearwater. (R Augarde, B Mellow) Also, 1 Great Skua and 1000+ Kittiwakes sheltering from the wind this morning. (J Hawkey)

Mousehole: Ad Kumlien’s Gull, 1w Iceland Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, 5 (2 ad, 2 3w & 2w) Yellow-legged Gull at St Clement’s Isle roost. (M Elliott)

Mounts Bay: 4 Great Northern Diver and 1w/fem Black Redstart in front of Sand Bar Cafe. (R Allen) 3 Black Swan on Abbey Slipway this afternoon. (R Fox)

Par Beach Pool: 1 f Mandarin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 13 Mute Swan, 74 Black-headed Gull, 5 Coot, 19 Moorhen, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Par Docks: 7 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Common Gull, 96 Black-headed Gull, 7 Redshank, 26 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Charlestown: 1m Blackcap (D Hastilow)

Luxulyan: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

St Newlyn East Downs: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

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