Thursday 25th April 2019

Late news, 24/4, Mevagissey: 36 Whimbrel past (single flock). Off the harbour, 5 Great Northern Diver (one sum plum). (S Roper)

Late News, 24/4, The Lizard – Lizard Point: 2 Chough, 20+ Fulmar, 30+ Manx Shearwater, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, Gannet, LBB Gull, GBB Gull, Herring Gull, Shag, Cormorant, 2 Swallow, Sparrowhawk, 6+ Rock Pipit, 3 Meadow Pipit, 7 House Sparrows, 6 Turnstone. Kynance Cove: Grey Wagtail, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Chaffinch, Great tit, Blue Tit, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Rock Pipit, Stonechat, , 30+ Linnet, Sedge Warbler. Croft Pascoe Woods and Pool: Little Grebe, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Coal tit, 6 Goldfinch,  2 Blackcap, Jay. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Late News, 24/4, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 4 Shelduck, 4 Cormorant. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Late News, 24/4, Hayle Towans: Male Wheatear, 20 Linnet, Kestrel, 6+ Stonechat (P. Freestone)

Boat Cove, Perranuthnoe: Black-browed Albatross through between Shag Rock and Trenow Cove and went west across Little London Bay and on west outside of St Michael’s Mount at c11:15. (M Southam)

Newquay: Short-eared owl on Newquay Golf Course this morning. (D Kendle)

Crugmeer: 1 Sparrowhawk with kill, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs still, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Shelduck. ( B. Toms)

Cot Valley: Iceland Gull that has been around the area since mid-January flew south past the bottom of Cot Valley at 09:30 this morning. (N Wheatley)

Gannel Estuary: 14 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit still and a Common Sandpiper. (T Carson)

Marazion: 9 Whimbrel and 1 sum plum Bar-tailed Godwit on the beach. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis still on the marsh this morning. (P Cains M Webb) Glossy Ibis still present this afternoon and 31 Whimbrel heading west at 16:30. (N Ward) Glossy Ibis appeared to fly to St Michael’s Mount at 17:50. (P Fraser) Also 2 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 2 m&f Mallard, 1 drk Gadwall, 2 Moorhen, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Dunnock at 13:50. (M Webb)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Mute Swan, 32 Canada Geese, 18 Tufted Duck, 2 m&f Mallard, 1drake Pochard, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Shelduck, 2 Moorhen, 4 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow at 11:30. (M Webb)

Bodmin Moor: Female Scaup and Hobby at Dozmary Pool. (P St Pierre)

Rame Church to Penlee Point: 11 Whitethroat (singing males), 7 Chiffchaff (singing males), 7 Blackcap (singing males), 1 Willow Warbler (singing male) and only 4 Swallow . Also a pair of Shelduck in the centre of a large ploughed field, two fields in from the coast. They were chased off by another pair that arrived low from the east, all rather strange? (R Smaldon)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe on the water, 4 Coot, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Mevagissey: 3 Great Northern Divers (one sum plum), 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Purple Sandpiper. (S Roper)

St Ives, Barnoon cemetery: 4+ Linnet, 2 Blackbirds foraging together and 1 Dunnock. (K Money)

Coast path beyond Man’s Head: Some possible additional Linnets flying towards Clodgy, 20+ Gannets, 2+ Stonechats, 2 Wrens, 1 Crow and many, many Sparrows and Starlings! (K Money)

Downderry: Before 07:45, 8 Common Scoters and a Great Skua flew east and 8 Manx Shearwaters moved west. Mid-morning a Mediterranean Gull (1s) feeding offshore. (A Payne)

Land’s End: 1 Wheatear. (M McKee)

Trevescan: 1 Golden Plover. (M McKee)


Wednesday 17th April 2019

There will be potential for disturbance at Walmsley and Middle Amble reserves today, as contractors will be working on site. Sorry for the inconvenience but it is essential.

Late news, 16/4, St Just: Pied Crow in gardens near the recreation park last night. (P Walsh)

Late news 16/4 Hannafore: a pair of Wheatear, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 male Grey Wagtail, pair of Stonechats (I Juliane)

Late news 16/4 Looe: 1st Robin fledgling in private garden also Orange Tip & Brimstone butterflies in private garden (I Juliane)

St Just: Pied Crow perched on a telegraph pole at the back of Princess Street at 13:30. (N Wheatley)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler still around the sewage works. (Oriole Birding)

Polgigga:  Green-winged Teal at Skewjack, this afternoon. (M Wallace)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs again, 1 Whimbrel, 6 Redshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Wilkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis again. (L Proctor, P Matthews)

Rame Head: 1 Pied Flycatcher and 1 Black Redstart.

Nanjizal: First Whitethroat in. (K Wilson)

Marazion: 6 Whimbrel on the beach. (S Rogers)

Par Beach Pool: 3 Garganey, 2 male and 1 female showing really well. (G Treadwell)

Garganey – Gary Treadwell

Garganey – Gary Treadwell

Garganey – Gary Treadwell

Garganey – Gary Treadwell

Newquay: Black Redstart at Towan Head. (P Matthews) Fistral: 3 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe) Trenance Gardens: 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Land’s End: 1 White Wagtail in donkey field below Swingates and 1 Yellow Wagtail over. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Old Lizard Head: 2 Whimbrel, 4 Wheatear. (D Collins)

Killiow Golf Club: 2 Mistle Thrush (B. Toms)

Upper Fowey Valley: 1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler. (R Treeby)

Chiverton Cross: 1 Swallow 300m East of Chiverton cross roundabout, around 08:00, flying along the hedgerow. (A Jones)

Camel Trail Wadebridge to Tregunna: 11 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 44 Shelduck, 17 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 5 Buzzard, 33 Oystercatcher, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 8 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 8 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Curlew, 18 Whimbrel, 130 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 possible “Baltic race” Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 3 House Martin, 3 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 1 Wheatear, 1 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 6 Rook, 25 Carrion Crow, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Linnet, 1 Orange Tip, 5 Brimstone, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Holly Blue(M Scawen et al)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (possible Baltic race), Mike Scawen

Lesser Black-backed Gull (possible Baltic race), Mike Scawen

Caerthillian/Kynance: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank through, 50+ Sand Martin north, 1 White Wagtail. (M Pass )

Port Isaac, Treharrock Manor: 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Rock: 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Perranuthnoe, Boat Cove: 16 Whimbrel. (S. Rogers)

Temple: 2 Cuckoo calling. (RB Girling)

Men Scryfa: 2 Merlin 1f then later 1m both heading North toward Watchcroft, 5 Swallow, 1 Wheatear, large Linnet flocks, 2 Skylark singing aloft (J Evans)

Par Beach: 2 Ringed Plover. (B Tregunna)

Ringed Plover, B Tregunna

Ringed Plover, B Tregunna

Penpol Creek:1 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Luxulyan Valley: 2 Nuthatch, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dipper, (R Hampshire)

St Ives: Osprey over this morning, chased by about 100 Herring Gull. (V Stratton)

Newquay: 1 Barn Owl at Trevithick Manor Farm. (S Grose) Also 1 Tawny Owl heard in oak trees behind Hendra holiday park. (S Grose) 

Hannafore: pair of Stonechat (female collecting nesting material), 1 Kestrel hovering, 16 Oystercatcher appeared to be chasing 2 Whimbrel (I Juliane)

Looe: Orange Tip & Brimstone butterflies in private garden (I Juliane)


Friday 5th April 2019

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis and Water Pipit still, also 4 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 6 Swallow, c10 Sand Martin, 4 Willow Warbler, 16 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 5 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Roe Deer. (DK Parker, P St Pierre, P Fraser)

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs still. (R Augarde)

Camel Estuary /Burniere: 53 Cattle Egret, 18 Little Egret, 32 Shelduck, 14 Curlew, 3 Chiffchaff. (S Grose)

Polgigga, duck pond: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at 5pm, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 6 Chaffinch. (M Williams)

Chaple Amble pools: 3 Green Sandpiper and 4 Cattle Egret in summer plumage.  (P Roseveare)

Newquay Zoo: 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Marazion: 4 Black-throated Diver offshore. (P St Pierre) 13 Ringed Plover and 12 Sanderling by Hogus rocks. (P Fraser)

Kynance: 1 Redstart. (M Pass)

Higher Bosistow: 1 Black Redstart. (M Wallace)

Lizard Point: 3 Black-throated Diver.

St Gothian Sands LNR: 6 (3pr) Shelduck, 2 Mute Swan, 18 Tufted Duck, 10 Canada Geese, 8 Moorhen, 4 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 1 Buzzard at 10:45. (M Webb)

Shelduck, Martin Webb

Shelduck, Martin Webb

Tufted Duck, Martin Webb

Coverack: 15 Sandwich Tern in the bay (P. Bedford)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 m Tufted Duck, 5 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 1 m Blackcap. (S Grose)

St. Austell, Pinetum Gardens: 23 Canada Geese, 4 Mallard, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Coal Tit.  (C Hooper).

Coal Tit, C Hooper

Little Grebe, C Hooper

Lizard Point (8.00am – 9.00am): continuous stream of Manx Shearwater around 300 every 5 mins,  60+ Razorbills/Guillemot, 1 Black-Throated Diver. (M Williams)

Helston Boating Lake: Ferruginous Duck still. (C Richards) Helston amenity/willow carr: Yellow-browed Warbler briefly in song, also 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Swallow. (S Bury)


Monday 1st April 2019

Late photos, 31/3:

Iceland Gull, Cape Cornwall – M Ahmad

Kumlien’s Gull, Drift Reservoir – M Ahmad

Devoran: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs again in Tallacks Creek. (S Votier)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis, drk Garganey, 24 Sand Martin, 1 Water Pipit, 5 Shoveler, 2 remaining Mallard duckling. Also 1m Wheatear, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin on the beach. (R Veal, J Eaton)

Tregarthen (nr Ludgvan): Glossy Ibis dropped in at 08:40, having left the marsh. (R Veal)

Millbrook: 6 Cattle Egret at Stone Farm, Radford Lane.

Chapel Amble: 20 Cattle Egret at Lower Amble; also 7 Water Pipit. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Spotted Redshank plus 2 Whooper Swan and 7 Greenshank  Burniere Hide. (A Langdon) Also House Martin, 6 Ruff and 1 Snipe. (D Julian, P Roseveare)

Porthgwarra: 1 male Black Redstart, 2 Swallow, 2 Blackcap & c10 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker) Also Black Redstart, 9 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 White Wagtail & a Swallow in the evening. (M Wallace)

Land’s End to Sennen: 11 Wheatear, 1 Black Redstart, 2+ Blackcap, 2+ Willow Warbler, 3 House Martin, Swallow plus a few Sand Martin. (M Elliott)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Black-necked Grebe still plus 1 House Martin and c30 Sand Martin. (DK Parker)

St Buryan: Grey Heron at Higher Trevorrian.

Pendeen Watch: 5 Sand Martin.

Gwithian: 2 male 1 fem Wheatear, 30 Sand Martin. (S Turner)

Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Treecreeper. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Marsh Tit, 1m Reed Bunting. (R Mudge)

St Just-in-Roseland: 1 m Common Redstart along hedgerow in fields south-west of the church, and 1 Blackcap singing in St Just churchyard. (K Chamberlain)

North Cliffs: 1 Swallow, 2 Raven, 4 Stonechat, 5 Linnet, 2 Skylark, 1 Kestrel, 2 Kittiwake (J Evans)

The Lizard, Caerthillian: 1 male Blackcap, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Chiffchaff. (a witheywood)

Blackcap, A Witheywood

Greenfinch, A Witheywood

Padstow: 1 Barn Owl at Trevisker garden centre, 3 Barn Owl at Lower and Greater Crugmeer after dusk. (S Grose)


Saturday 30th March 2019

Devoran Quay: Lesser Yellowlegs still present. (K Dalziel & J Hawkey)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler again. (S Rowe)

Porthgwarra: Stone Curlew over at 11:25 appeared to drop west of Roskestal. 11:50 flushed from moor by walkers to north of Halfway Wall. (M Wallace)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis, Garganey and Water Pipit. (PA Fraser, B Hibbett) 2 Water Pipit, 3 Swallow, 15 Sand Martin, 1 male Gadwall, 7 Shoveler including 2 displaying males. (G&L Carr)

Garganey – Jen Witheywood

Polgigga: Siberian Chiffchaff still at the duckpond. (J Miller)

Siberian Chiffchaff – John Miller

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey flew in 17:13, hovered briefly then went E. Lack of gulls beforehand would suggest it came over earlier as well. (R Veal)

St Ives: Ring Ouzel at Buttermilk Hill. (B Mellow)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Black-necked Grebe in NE arm. (P St Pierre)

Ludgvan: 1 Osprey over, but very high. (PA Fraser)

Tresillian: 1 Osprey over at 18:00. (A le Masurier)

Nanjizal: Red Kite at Faraway Cottage. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Walmsley Sanctuary (Keyholders only): 1 ad female Marsh Harrier briefly plus 5 Cattle Egret. (DA Conway) 68 Cattle Egret, 250+ Sand Martin, 30 Swallow, 6 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper this evening. (P Roseveare)

Burniere: 2 ad Whooper Swan with 2 Mute Swan in field behind the hide. (DA Conway)

Chapel Amble: 9 Water Pipit, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Cattle Egret. (P Roseveare)

Camel Estuary: Curlew Sandpiper and 4 Whooper Swan still. (P Roseveare)

Trevose Head: Short-eared Owl plus male Wheatear and Swallow. (C Richards)

Camel Trail, Guineaport to Nanstallon Halt: 1 Green Sandpiper, 21 Chiffchaff, 18 Song Thrush, 8 Jay (6 adult & 2 fledglings), 5 Willow Tit, 2 Siskin, 1 Dipper, 4 Bullfinch, 4 Buzzard, 3 Raven, 4 Green Woodpecker, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Tawny Owl, 4 Grey Wagtail, 1 Curlew, 12 Red-legged Partridge,1 Water Vole, 1 Roe Deer, Brimstone, Orange Tip, Peacock Butterfly. (S Grose) Bodmin to Wadebridge: 4 Goldcrest (I Barry)

Goldcrest – Ian Barry

Goss Moor, St Dennis: 3 Willow Tit calling all at the same spot, lots of chasing and at one point the 3 birds came together when a short fight broke out. (P Ash)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Goldeneye, 9 Tufted Duck, 4 Teal, 4 Great Crested Grebe (D Eva)

Portmellon, Mevagissey: 1 Cuckoo heard at 10:15. (R Martin)

Charlestown: 3 Chiffchaff singing. (D Hastilow)

Lizard Point: 1 Iceland Gull, 4 Red-throated Diver, 17 Black-throated Diver, 5 Puffin, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear. (I Maclean et al)

Lizard Village: 1 female Garganey. (I Maclean, M Pass et al)

Garganey – John Chapple

Old Lizard Head: 2 Barnacle Geese over N, 1 Scandinavian Rock Pipit, White Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 4 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 2 Sparrowhawk. (I Maclean)

Kynance: 1 Little Egret, 3 Swallow. (I Maclean, M Pass et al)

Kelsey Head: 1 Snow Bunting. (K McGinnes)

Snow Bunting – Keith McGinnes

nr Cape Cornwall: presumed escaped California Quail in private garden. (M Wingrove)

California Quail – M Wingrove

Rame: 2 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Stepper Pt to Butter Hole: 2 Wheatear, 4 Stonechat, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark, 7 Swallow, 8 Fulmar, 3 Gannet, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Speckled Wood. (M Scawen)

Dobwalls: male Tawny Owl calling at 03:45. (C&J Duffy)

Marazion Beach: 4 1w Mediterranean Gulls (J Hawkey)

Newquay Zoo: 2 drake Mandarin Duck have arrived on the main lake and have been present for the past 2 days. Both full winged and no obvious rings seen as of yet. (D Trevelyan)

Penhale Point: 1 Whimbrel, 50+ Linnet, 2 Snipe, 12 Fulmar, 2 Raven, 3 Kestrel. (S Grose)


Thursday 28th March 2019

Late news, 27/3, Helston: Presumed escaped Ferruginous Duck still on Coronation Park Boating Lake. (J Lewis)

Late news, Tredavoe Woods: Long-eared Owl within the past two weeks, at 07:30. (D Thompson)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs still present.

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler showing but very briefly at the sewage works, also 2 Goldcrest 1 Chiffchaff singing. (P Ash)

Pallas’s Warbler – Paul Ash

Pallas’s Warbler – Paul Ash

Pallas’s Warbler – Paul Ash

Constantine: Cattle Egret south towards Polwheveral Creek early morning. (D Collins)

St Minver: 11 Cattle Egret at Blakes Keiro Farm. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 44 Cattle Egret (commuting between here and the cattle field south of Tredower Farm), drake Garganey, Peregrine & 5 Black-tailed Godwits. (D Britton)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint and 9 Water Pipit opposite the car park.

Whipsiderry: 3 Corn Bunting, 5 Skylark, 1 Wheatear, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 23 Fulmar. (S Grose)

Marazion: Osprey over at 12:10 then flew out towards the Mount. (L Carr) 17 Sanderling late afternoon, 5 Eider in Mounts Bay early morning. (G and L Carr)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis and a pair of Garganey plus 4 Shoveler, female Wheatear and Cetti’s Warbler. (R Wilkins, L Carr, L Proctor, J St Ledger) Glossy Ibis flew off east at 16:50. (G and L Carr)

Cetti’s Warbler – Linton Proctor

Cetti’s Warbler – Linton Proctor

Cetti’s Warbler – Linton Proctor

Pair of Garganey – John St Ledger

Garganey – John St Ledger

Porthgwarra: 3 Red Kites over Arden Sawah Farm. (M Wallace, K Wilson)

Penzance: Red Kite over Penzance at 12:10 then over Gulval heading NE at 12:15. (P Walsh, M Spicer)

Skewjack: Male sum plum Serin in Brew Lane. (R Wilkins)

Downderry:  Water Pipit on the beach early this morning. (A Payne)

Hayle: Osprey over Copperhouse at 12:54. (M Halliday) Also South/East over Ventonleague at 13.00. (P and J Rutter)

Osprey – Mark Halliday

Osprey – Mark Halliday

Lizard Point: 1 Black Redstart.

Wadebridge: Probable Common Crane flew towards the showground.

Probus: 2 Buzzard, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Blackbird, 4 Moorhen. (K. Bowers)

Buzzard – Kevin Bowers

Nuthatch – Kevin Bowers

Treecreeper – Kevin Bowers

Song Thrush – Kevin Bowers

Ding Dong Moors: 4 Wheatear in newly ploughed field, 3 Skylark singing, 1 Raven, 1 Adder light colouration, 2 Tree Pipit parachuting and singing, 10+ Stonechat, 1 Sand Martin over (J Evans)

Par Duck Pond: 10 Canada Geese, 3 Moorhen, 2m & f Teal, 6 Mallard, 1 Goldfinch. (C Hooper)

Teal – C Hooper

Goldfinch – C Hooper

Stithians Reservoir: 2 female Goldeneye, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe. (J Lander)

Wadebridge: Little Gull still, opposite the sewage works. (M Scawen)

Little Gull – Mike Scawen

Little Gull – Mike Scawen

Brew Pool/Skewjack Farm area:  Male Hen Harrier briefly at 16:55. (D Helliar)

Porthmeor Cliff coastpath: 1 Wheatear,  2 Sand Martin. (D Helliar)

Lamorna: 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and singing Blackcap in the valley. 1 Wall Brown and 1 Holly Blue butterfly at Carn Barges. 10+ Common Dolphin offshore. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Brays Cot, Goonhilly Downs: 2 Swallows; 7 Chiffchaffs; 2 Holly Blue, 4 Peacock & 1 Small Tortoiseshell butterflies. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 female Goldeneye, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe. (J Lander)

Porth Reservoir: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Castle An Dinas: 30 Golden Plover (B Bosisto)

Par: 5 Eider (L Payne)

Antony House Gardens: 10 Shelduck, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper, Orangetip Butterfly. (R Napp)

Orangetip butterfly – Rick Napp

Restronguet: Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (J Chapple)


Friday 22nd March 2019

Late news, 21/3, Lizard Point: 1 Sooty Shearwater.

Late news, 21/3, Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 drake Garganey associating with Teal at 15:45, seen from road. (J Eaton)

Late news, 21/3, Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs again. (S Votier)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis again this morning to 13:14 at least. (P Fraser, M Costa, J St Ledger) 1 drake Garganey associating with Teal at 1545. (J Eaton) Marsh Harrier also reported.

Glossy Ibis, John St Ledger

Chapel Amble: 1 Temminck’s Stint still and 14 Water Pipit. (A Langdon) Also 1 Willow Warbler singing this evening. (D Julian)

Praa Sands: 2 Velvet Scoter offshore.(17:50) (White speculum clearly visible on both birds on water and in flight, exhibiting diagnostic Winter plumage). (J Evans)

Wadebridge: 51 Cattle Egret in field with cattle between Trewornan Manor / Walmsley Sanctuary. (S Grose)

Newquay: Yellow-browed Warbler still present in car park by bus station at 10:30 this morning. Active and calling, heard more than seen. (T Carson)

Millbrook: Female Garganey on the pond (M Beer, C Buckland, P Kemp). Also  7 Cattle Egret still at Stone Farm (C Buckland, M Beer). Plus 8 (4m 4f) Stonechat, 6 Dunnock, 1m Chaffinch, 29 Starling, 16 Jackdaw, 11 Carrion Crow, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard. (M Webb)

Garganey, Chris Buckland

Land’s End: 2 Wheatear and 1 Black Redstart. Also 2 Peacock and 1 Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary. Plus 40+ Starling, 4 Stonechat, 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger & S Williams)

Common Starling, John St Ledger

Buzzard, Martin Webb

Stonechat, Martin Webb

Chaffinch, Martin Webb

Trevose Head: 2 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail, 4 Sand Martin,  1 Swallow, 7 Corn Bunting. (J Rance) Also 47 Sand Martin , 11 Chiffchaff , 1 Willow Warbler , 5 Wheatear , 2 Goldcrest , 85 Meadow Pipit , 1 Little Egret , 1 Curlew , 2 Corn Bunting ( B Bosisto L Payne )

Lower Tamar Lake: 4 Tufted Ducks, 12+ Teal, 6 Canada Geese, 1 singing Chiffchaff, 1 Wren, 10+ Chaffinches, 1 Cormorant, 1 Song Thrush. Also 1 Brimstone butterfly. (H Kendall)

Lizard Point: Sooty Shearwater and Black-throated Diver.

Nare Head: 1 Black Redstart at 13:49.

Dobwalls: Chiffchaff singing in nearby scrubland (C&J Duffy)

Penzance: Green Woodpecker heard calling at Mount Lidden and Peacock butterfly. (T Mills)

Chynhalls Headland, Coverack: 5 Sandwich Tern and 4 Wheatear (P. Bedford)

RSPB Scillonian III wildlife cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 2 Eider (imm m & ad m), 65 Gannet, 60 Guillemot, 3 Razorbill, 3 Shag, 2 Fulmar, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Common Scoter, 35 Manx Shearwater, 3 Kittiwake, 6 Puffin, 1 Great Skua, 10 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to St Marys: 37 Kittiwake, 8 Guillemot, 5 Manx Shearwater, 13 Razorbill, 5 Gannet, 7 Great Black-backed Gull. St Marys to Wolf Rock: 10 Kittiwake, 38 Razorbill, 10 Guillemot, 37 Manx Shearwater, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Gannet, 1 Fulmar, 4 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 9 Kittiwake, 1 Fulmar, 137 Gannet, 12 Razorbill, 421 Manx Shearwater, 29 Guillemot, 1 Shag, 6 Common Dolphin, 2 Bottlenose Dolphin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Godolphin Riverside Walk: 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Buzzard, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Raven and heard Green Woodpecker. Also Red Admiral and Peacock butterfly.

Camel Estuary: 1 Curlew Sandpipier from the hide at Tregunna plus 3 Ruff, 2 Knot and 92 Black-tailed Godwit. (D Julian)

Rame: 1 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail,1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Skylark, 3 Linnet, 2 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard,4 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat. (C Buckland)

Botallack: 2 Northern Wheatear.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill again.

Walmsley Sanctuary: 4 Whooper Swan in field behind Burniere Hide this evening.

Newlyn: 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull in the harbour. (M Elliot)

Dozmary Pool: 1 f Scaup and 2 Goldeneye. (M Ahmad)

Crowlas: 3 Coot heard overhead 22:45-22:50, also 2 Tawny Owl. (R Veal)