Saturday 17th October 2020

Late news, 14/10, Walmsley Sanctuary: Probable White-tailed Eagle mobbed by 2 Buzzard. (D Thomas)

Late news, 15/10, White Cross, Newquay: 80+ Golden plover, 100+ Finches, (mostly Goldfinch) 3 Raven, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 7 Collared dove, 6 Wood pigeon, 4 Magpie, 2 Jay, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Coal tit, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Dunnock, 6 Blue tit, 3 Great tit and 4 Blackbird. (D Thomas)

Polgigga: Ortolan Bunting in stubble fields west of wash site., 2 Crossbill (M Wallace) 4 Lapland Bunting, 12 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1+ Crossbill heard. (R Veal)

Ortolan Bunting – Mark Wallace


Bosistow Lane: Probable Siberian Chiffchaff, Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest, 3 male Crossbill. (L Thomson)

Porthgwarra: Ring Ouzel, Yellow-browed Warbler and Merlin. (M Wallace)

Rospletha: 2 Black Redstart. (M Wallace)

St Levan: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest and 6 Swallow. (M Wallace)

Porthcurno: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher in Southeast corner of willows between Car park and Beach at 09.00 hrs. 3 Yellow-browed Warbler,1 Firecrest further up the valley close to the Museum.(T Disley)

Nanjizal: 3 Lapland Bunting, Ring Ouzel. (L Thomson)

Trevescan: Yellow-browed Warbler. (L Thomson)

Land’s End: Juv Long-tailed Skua flew over the cycle track and appeared to land but not relocated. (P Clement) 2+ Black Redstart in the car park. (J Miller) Also Short-eared Owl reported.

Pendeen: 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Redpoll, 1 Lapland Bunting, Merlin, 2 Fieldfare. (P Combridge, A Bayly, K Aspden) Little Bunting briefly on Manor farm track at c15:00 only. (P Combridge) 4 Blackcap,1 Redwing. (J Hawkey)

Little Bunting – Pendeen

Kenidjack: Siberian Chiffchaff videoed by the sewage works, Pied Flycatcher in garden of last house, 2+ Firecrest, 6 Chiffchaff. (B Stone, D Helliar, J Branscombe)

Botallack: 2 Great White Egret in off the sea and then north along the coast at c10:05 and then south along the coast at 10:10, also 2 Snow Bunting flew north. (P St Pierre)

St Just: 2 Great White Egret at 10:20 took of from field adjacent to A3071 near Jericho Farm. (D Allan)

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler reported by the wooden bridge at 10:05 with tit flock. Also 2 Firecrest. (Birdguides)

Nanquidno: Hen Harrier in first field with stepping stones also 1 female Kestrel and Common Buzzard. (R Chiffers)

Sancreed: 2 adult Whooper Swan, Snipe, Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Whooper Swan above the NW arm. (T Humpage) Yellow-browed Warbler by the boat house. (M Ahmad)

Morvah: Yellow-browed Warbler, Common Redstart, Kestrel, 50 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, Grey Wagtail at Tregaminnion Farm.  (D Flumm)

Porthmeor: Swallow, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 12 Long-tailed Tit.  (D Flumm)

Gurnard’s Head: Red Kite west, 2 Snipe, Swallow, Grey Wagtail, 24 Chough.  (D Flumm)

Sennen Cove: 4 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, 3 Dunlin,1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Yellow-browed Warbler by the pedestrian railway crossing. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary; Copperhouse Creek: 8 Pink-footed geese, 1 Peregrine, 1 Greenshank (N Long A Witheywood) 61 Mediterranean Gull at Lelant Saltings. (S Grose)


Pink Footed Geese – A Witheywood

Helston: 6 Cattle Egret seen at Sithney. (J Stuart)

Windmill Farm: Yellow-browed Warbler, 5 Fieldfare, Marsh Harrier and 13 Canada Geese. (D Wright)

Church Cove, The Lizard: Firecrest. (D Wright) 40 Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest, Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Collins)

The Lizard, Pumping Station: Yellow Wagtail. (D Wright)

Soapy Cove: Ring Ouzel and Black Redstart. (L Langley)

Rame/Penlee: Yellow-browed Warbler with Long-tailed Tit flock at Penlee Battery, Firecrest, Black Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Cirl Bunting (3 males, 1 female, 1 juv), 4 Yellowhammer (2males), 12+ Chiffchaff. (G Lewis) 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Firecrest, 9 Goldcrest, 20 Chiffhcaff, 8 Redwing, 1 Siskin, 60 Linnet, 20 Meadow Pipit, 30 Pied Wagtail,1 Black Redstart. (C Buckland)

Freathy: Long-eared Owl roosting in hawthorn and being mobbed by Blackbirds, also 1 Firecrest. (G Lewis)

Chapel Porth: Black Redstart reported on farm buildings.

Reskajeage Downs:1 ring tail Hen Harrier at 4pm , 1 Peregrine Falcon. (T Polglase)

Hen Harrier – T Polglase

Tehidy Woods: 3 Little Grebe, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper. (S Grose)

Mount Hawke: 98 Starling on overhead wires at 15.30. (RB & PC Girling)

Newquay: 1 Marsh Tit along Gannel Road. (N de Freitas)

Marsh Tit -N de Freitas

Marsh Tit – N de Freitas

Porth Joke: 1 Merlin, 3 Kestrel, 35 Blackbird, 6 Fieldfare, 5 Song Thrush, 28 Redwing, 2 Water Rail, 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 14 Chaffinch, 10 Greenfinch, 6 Goldcrest, 12 Long-tailed Tit. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 25 Wigeon, 4 Redshank. (S Rowe)

Trevose Head: 4 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Garden Warbler. (J Chapple)

Camel Estuary: 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (C Selway)

Colliford Reservoir: 250+ Golden Plover. (P Crispin)

Millook: 1 Black Redstart. (M Worden)

Black Redstart – M Worden

Duckpool Valley: 1 Firecrest. (M Worden)



Monday 6th July 2020

Late photos, 3&4/7, Porthgwarra:

Balearic Shearwater – Nigel Rogers

Pomarine Skua – Nigel Rogers

Pomarine Skua – Nigel Rogers

Arctic Skua – Nigel Rogers

Late news, 5/7, St Ives Island: 2 Shag, 5 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 1282 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater (21:12), 47 Fulmar, 18 Gannet, 2 Rock Pipit. (P Nason)

Drift Reservoir: Long-eared Owl reported.

Pendeen (06:00-08:00): 3 Storm Petrel, 4 Balearic Shearwater, c.13,800 Manx Shearwater, 5 Common Scoter, 1 Puffin. (D Flumm, P Clement, P Combridge, M McKee)

Drift Reservoir: c100 Swift, 2 Tufted Duck. (D Flumm)

Clapper Marshes: Little Ringed Plover at 08:10 before flying towards estuary. (D Julian)

Tregardock: 1 Quail. (T Potterton)

Towan Head, Newquay: Steady passage of Manx Shearwater close to the point. Also, 2 Juvenile Raven preening on rocks. (M Lammas)

Freathy: 2 Balearic Shearwater west this morning. (M Jordan)

Penzance: 3 Crossbill over Heamoor. (P St Pierre)

Truro: 5 Crossbill heading west (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 ad Greenshank, 5 Redshank, 2+ Common Sandpiper, c90 Curlew, 15 (3 juv) Little Egret this evening. (R Veal, P St Pierre)

Roche: albino Common Starling. (J Rance)

Goonhilly Earth Station: 2 Spotted Flycatcher carrying food. (K Dalziel)

Gillan Creek: 6 Common Sandpiper. (D Collins)

Bartinney Downs: 1 Cuckoo. (P Maddern)

Cuckoo, Peter Maddern


Friday 1st December 2017

Late News, 29/11, Hayle: 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, Spoonbill, and 1 flyover Great White Egret at around 13:30hrs, flying over Ryan’s Field heading eastwards inland (maybe the bird seen at Stithians later that day?) (S Green)

Late news, 30/11, Bude: 1 Redwing in private garden, Marhamchurch. (M Green)

Hayle Estauary: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull this afternoon on the estuary. (M Halliday) Later on Ryan’s Field and 1 juv Spoonbill again on Carnsew Basin. Also 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose. (B Dodd)

Ring-billed Gull, Mark Halliday

Ring-billed Gull, Mark Halliday

Polgigga: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher again at the horse paddock on Bosistow Lane.

Crugmeer: 1 Short-eared Owl, 3 Snipe, & 2 Roe Deer. (S Grose)

Penzance: 1m Black Redstart on shoreline rocks by railway station. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

St Ives seawatch 08:45-10:00: 3 Great Northern Diver, 12 Common Scoter the highlights.(C Urquart)

St Erth: 2 Cattle Egret with 8 Little Egret in cattle field along Tredrea Lane, St. Erth (T Phelps)

Truro: 1 Peregrine flew over my garden at approx 7.45 am. (D Jenkins)

Windmill Farm: 300 + Golden Plover (over), 100+ Redwing, 2 Kestrel, 1 Jay, 1 Raven, 1 Water Rail, 8 Bullfinch. (J Evans)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Long-eared Owl. (A Langdon)

Helston, Boating Lake: 1 Gadwall, 2 Muscovy Duck, about 10 Shoveler, about 20 Canada Geese, (B Sharples) Sewerage Works: 1 Goldcrest. (B Sharples)

Gadwall, Bob Sharples

Muscovy Duck, Bob Sharples

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl, 3 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Marazion beach: 40+ Sanderling. (V Skilton) Also 1 ad Pacific Diver offshore Long Rock.

Sanderling, Vic Skilton

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (B Sharples)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Bob Sharples

Drift Reservoir, (Members only): 1 small Canada Goose again.

Boswednack: 2 Firecrest.

Dozmary Pool: 1 ad m Ring-necked Duck and 1 ad m Lesser Scaup.



Wednesday 29th November 2017

Late news, 28/11, Lanner: 3 Woodcock and 1 Long-eared Owl (given away by deeply unhappy Blackbirds). (R Hampshire)

Late news, 28/11, Golant: 1 Hawfinch in private garden. (per P Roseveare)

Dozmary Pool: 1 m Ring-necked Duck and 1 m Lesser Scaup still.

Newlyn: Slavonian Grebe off Sandy Cove for its fourth day. (L Proctor) Also 1 m Black Redstart. (A McKechnie)

Slavonian Grebe, Alex Mckechnie.

Black Redstart, Alex Mckechnie.

Stithians Reservoir: Great White Egret, Stuart Hutchings hide, 1 pr Bullfinch. (G Adams, B Sharples, A James)

Great White Egret, Bob Sharples

Great White Egret, Alan James

Great White Egret, Alan James

Bullfinch, Bob Sharples

Bullfinch, Bob Sharples

Drift Reservoir (members only): Small Canada Goose ssp of unknown origin (viewable from public car park), 1 white Mandarin, 3 Wigeon, 36 Mallard, 20 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, 4 Coot, 8 Moorhen, 1 Snipe and 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (DK Parker)

Canada Geese, Dave Parker

Canada Geese, Dave Parker

Black-tailed Godwit, Dave Parker

Cape Cornwall: 1 Long-tailed Duck flew past with 3 Common Scoter at 09:44. (N Wheatley)

Kingsmill: 1 Glossy Ibis and 2 Cattle Egret still in field opposite 2nd hide at 12:30. (R Treeby)

Lizard Point: 1 Grey Phalarope feeding on the sea but distant. (T Blunden)

Lanhydrock:  4+ Brambling with Chaffinches along the driveway. (J Rance)

Tredrizzisk: 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Woodcock, 12 Fieldfare, 1 Sparrowhawk hunting large flock of starlings. (S Grose)

St John’s Lake: 1 Gt. Northern Diver and 10 Great Crested Grebe. (R Smaldon)

Penryn: 1 vocal Hawfinch flew over the ESI on University of Exeter Cornwall Campus at c.15:45. (L Langley)

Polmorla: 1 female Brambling and 1 Marsh Tit. (C Selway)


Monday 9th November 2015

Trenow / Boat Cove: 10 Little Egret, 1 Eurasian Whimbrel, 4 Curlew, 4 Oystercatcher and 6 Turnstone. (A Pay)

Nanquidno: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Chiffchaff. (C Moore)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Great Northern Diver on Castle Beach side. (J St Ledger)

Penzance Harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver, also 12 Purple Sandpipers at roost on lighthouse pier. (A Mckechnie – photo)


Bumble Rock (just east of Lizard Point): 1 ad Sabine’s Gull, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 45 Kittiwakes, 150 Guillemot and 20 Razorbill. (I Maclean)

Ruan High Lanes, Roseland: 1 Long-eared Owl found injured at roadside and taken to Screech Owl Sanctuary, where it was diagnosed as concussed, underweight and with damaged coccyx. (P&D Hamblett, D Hall, S Gay)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbill still on Lelant Saltings. (DK Parker)

Rumps Point: 1w Caspian Gull. (C Selway)

Penryn: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at campus.

Marazion: 1 Black Redstart.