Friday 21st June 2019

Lizard: Singing Marsh Warbler still present along Lloyd’s Lane. (per M Pass) Still present but very elusive at c11:50. (DK Parker) Singing and showing occasionally, to 18:20, 2nd hedgerow on right of footpath along Lloyd’s Lane. (R Veal, R Menari) Also at c20:00. (R Augarde)

Marsh Warbler – David Collins

Marsh Warbler – David Collins

Marsh Warbler – David Collins

Cot Valley: 2cy Hobby and 2 Silver-studded Blues. (N Wheatley)

Mount Edgecumbe & Cremyll: 6 Swallow at Barn Pool Battery, 1 young Heron, 1 Stock Dove, 3 (2ad 1 juv) Magpie. (R Barlow)

Cardinham Woods: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Grey Wagtail, 6+ Bullfinch, 2 Blackcap (male), 1 Moorhen with 2 juv, plus numbers of Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler. On feeders: 10+ Siskin, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Nuthatch, numbers of Coal Tit. Also 2 Roe Deer. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Flycatcher – John St Ledger

Roe Deer – John St Ledger

Respryn Bridge: 4 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Dipper (2 adult, 1 juv), 1 Blackcap (male). (J St Ledger)

Juvenile Dipper – John St Ledger

Rock: 1 Sparrowhawk with prey, 1 Kestrel, 11 Greenfinch. Also an Unarmed Stick Insect. (S Grose)

Unarmed Stick Insect – Shaun Grose


Thursday 20th June 2019

Late news, 19/6, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 9 Shelduck ducklings (4 older and 5 new young), 16 Curlew (12 returners adding to the 3-4 oversummerers), 2+ Med Gull. (R Veal)

Late news, 19/6, Trevemper Bridge: 40+ Swift, House Martin and Swallow. 1 Song Thrush. 10 Long tailed tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Pheasant and 1 Badger. (J Green)

Late news, 19/6, Gannel Estuary: 1Grey Heron. 6 Curlew. (J. Green)

Late news, 19/6, Crugmeer: 4+ singing Corn Bunting in the area. (DK Parker, P Taylor)

Corn Bunting – Dave Parker

Late news, 19/6, Newquay: 6 Swift only, on a walk from the barrowfields to newquay harbour. (S Grose)

Lizard: Singing Marsh Warbler along Lloyds Lane. (S Bury) still present 18:30pm, singing on and off and showing briefly. (D Eva)

Logan Rock:
Woodchat NNW of Logan Rock at cSW397223. (D Rimes)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2cy Cuckoo present early morning for it’s third day along the grassy front. (S Rogers)

Cuckoo – Steve Rogers

Goonhilly: First light 1 f Reed Bunting, 4 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler heard, several Blackcap singing, several Skylark singing. (J Evans)

Croft Pascoe: 1 Spotted Flycatcher hawking from pines, 1 Goldcrest singing, 1 Coal Tit feeding fledged young, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Willow Warbler feeding fledged young. (J Evans)

Windmill Farm: 1 Mistle Thrush, 5 Cuckoo, Sedge Warbler feeding fledged young, 1 Adder, 4 Slow Worm, large number of Meadow Brown nectaring on brambles, 1 Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary, several Common Blue, 4 6-Spot Burnet, 2 Cinnabar Moth. (J Evans)

Lostwithiel: 2 Swallow, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (M Simon)

Swallows – Michael Simon

Great Spotted Woodpeckers – Michael Simon

Bude, Weir cafe lake: Cetti’s Warbler singing in NE corner of lake. (E Mayhew)

Lethytep: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Moorhen, 1 Juvenile Little Grebe.. (P Hambly)

Kingfisher – Philip Hambly

Moorhen – Philip Hambly

Lizard Point/Housel Bay: 6 Whitethroat, 11 Linnet, 15 Goldfinch, 9 Dunnock, 2 (1 juv) Wren, 3 (1 Juv) Willow Warbler, 10+ Swallow, 20+ House Martin, 15 Jackdaw, 7 Magpie, 5 Carrion Crow, 3 Chough 10.40 – 12.20. (M Webb)

Whitethroat – Martin Webb

Wren – Martin Webb

Willow Warbler – Martin Webb

Willow Warbler – Martin Webb

Camel Trail Wadebridge to Polbrock: 2 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 1 Dipper,5 Bullfinch, 11 Song Thrush, 4 Chiffchaff, 30 Swift, 100+ House Martin, 1 Jay, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Blackcap, 2 Mute Swan with 5 Cygnets, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Shelduck, 11 Red legged Partridge. (S Grose)

At sea: 2 Cory’s Shearwaters just east of Wolf Rock from Scillonian III. (S Reid)


Monday 17th October 2017 prov

Late news, 16/10, Church Cove, Lizard: Red-breasted Flycatcher still. (D Collins)


Red-breasted Flycatcher, D Collins

Late news, 16/10, Stithians Reservoir: 4 Golden Plover, 15 Lapwing, 1 female Pintail (D Chaney) Shoveler and Wheatear also reported.

Late news, 15/10, Argal Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Goldcrest (D Chaney, B Heasman, D Eva)

Late news, 14/10, nr. Treverva: 1 1st w Marsh Warbler reported on private land (P Laney)

St. Agnes: Dusky Warbler still at Chapel Porth although very elusive. (MJ Spicer, R Wilkins, G Berti, C. Travis) Short-toed Lark still showing well in farthest car-park at St Agnes Head. (B Toms, G Berti, C. Travis)

Buttermilk Hill: Pair of Snow Buntings. (K Dalziel, S Hind)

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Snow Buntings – K Dalziel

St Levan: 2 Firecrest, 1 Grey Wagtail. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Penzance: 1 Peregrine sent up the gulls and Oystercatchers on the foreshore nr. the Railway Station at low tide, 4 Rock Pipits.  (R and J Teague)

Hayle: possible 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull (M Halliday – photos) Also juv Spoonbill still. (Oriole Birding)

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Woon Gumpas Common/Chun Quoit:  c.40 Golden Plover in flight. (NR Phillips)

Towan Head: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Manx Shearwater, 2 Mediterranean Gull, c30 Kittiwake and c200 auk sp (17:40-18:20) (S Rowe)

Pendeen: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Pied Flycatcher at Calartha Farm. (P Combridge)

St Levan: 1 Firecrest near church at 10:40 (D Helliar) Also a Whinchat near bottom of valley, a Chiffchaff, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Fox. (PJ Smale – photos)

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Bedruthan Steps: 3 Chough near Park Head in the short turf on the clifftops (T Nightingale)

Longrock:  2000+ Starlings leaving reedbed roost 7.50 am, 1 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Little Egrets fighting, 1 Kestrel, 1 Roe Deer. (A James)

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All photos – A James

Marazion: – Merlin attacking roosting starlings at 6.15pm, 1 Common Scoter (G Berti, C. Travis) Also 2 Firecrest. (Oriole Birding)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Mandarin. (Oriole Birding)

Godrevy Point: 1 Snow Bunting seen directly above Mutton Cove at 11.41. (G Rogers)

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Snow Bunting, G Rogers

Crowlas: 3 Snipe, 40 Redwing over, 2 Goldcrest. (R Veal)

Pendeen Watch: 6 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Pom Skua and 2 Great Skua. Also a pod of Bottlenose Dolphins close inshore heading west. (PJ Smale – photo)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by Tregeseal gallery and 1 by sewage works (both heard only). Two Chiffchaffs by green shed. (PJ Smale)

St Breock Downs: 2 Common Crane flew north at 12:05. (C Selway)

Polgigga: Lapland Bunting in stubble field at Raftra Farm. (M Wallace)

Kelynack: Yellow-browed Warbler still at camp site. (R Archer)

Nanjizal: Jack Snipe at Higher Bosistow. (M Wallace) Also Wryneck and Common Rosefinch at Faraway Cottage.

Camel Estuary: Dalmatian Pelican still at Rock.

River Lynher: Osprey over Jupiter Point.

College Reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper still.

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler in 60ft Cover.

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Monday 25th July 2016

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1s Spoonbill, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank and 13 Redshank. Ryan’s Field: 2 Whimbrel, 1 Kingfisher, 10 (8 ad, 2 imm) Mediterranean Gull and 4 juv Oystercatcher. (R Veal) Also 1 Little Egret eating a rat. (P Maddern) Copperhouse Creek: 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin and 3 ad Mediterranean Gull. (M Bishop)

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Pendeen, 08.45 – 10.00: 4 Whimbrel, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Razorbill, 1,000+ Manx Shearwater, Fulmars and Kittiwake, also 1 Ocean Sunfish. ( B Toms + M Curtis)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Marsh Tit (one on the car park feeders), 3 Great Crested Grebe and one just fledged, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Nuthatch and 2 Tufted Duck. (R Mudge)

Marazion Beach: 19 Sanderling (2 sum plum), 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew and 6 Mediterranean Gull (4ad, 2 2s) on the beach and 3 Sandwich Tern offshore. (DK Parker,R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan plus 2+ cygnets, 3 Canada Geese, 23 Mallard, 6 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 8 Moorhen, 3 Buzzard, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 3 Sand Martin, c100 Swallow, 2 Stonechat plus 2 newly fledged young, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker)

Penzance, Promenade: 2 Mute Swan on the sea. Off Tolcarne Beach: 1 Mute Swan with 3 cygnets. (T Mills)

Nanjizal: 64 Sedge Warbler, 24 Willow Warbler, 6 Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler and 1 adult Marsh Warbler all ringed. (KA Wilson)

Falmouth town: 2 Jay in my garden. (E Tackley)

Restronguet Creek: 1 Dalmatian Pelican still present.


Sunday 7th September 2014

Late news, 06/9, Soapy Cove, Lizard: 1 Wryneck. (T Blunden)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Juv Pectoral Sandpiper from the standing stone. (L Proctor & B Toms)

Marazion: 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 5 Wheatears on the beach. (L Proctor)

Porthgwarra area: 52 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler and a Cuckoo. (M Wallace)

Colliford Reservoir: 11 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Little Grebe, 47 Mallard, 16 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 6 Coot, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 18 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 8 Black-headed Gull, 5 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 7 Raven, 22 Carrion Crow, 8 Jackdaw, 6 Magpie, 3 Wood Pigeon, 1 Stock Dove, 8 Pied Wagtail, 150 Meadow Pipit, 3 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 1 Wren, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 70 Swallow, 30 House Martin, 10 Sand Martin, 1 Chaffinch, 73 Linnet, 3 Willow Warbler also 5 Common Darter, 37 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Small White, 2 Small Copper, 1 Small Heath, 1 Common Blue and 5 Rabbits. (DA Conway)

Godrevy: c6 Willow Warblers. (P Dinning)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 4 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 1 Med Gull and a colour-ringed Cormorant orange on left leg with TAR in black and a metal ring on right leg. (BR Field)

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Devoran: 1 Grey Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 211 Curlew, 150 Redshank, 95 Oystercatcher, 6 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin and 1 Kingfisher. (D Eva)

Tresemple Pool: 1 Water Rail, 2 Kingfisher, 196 Redshank, 21 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 22 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover. (D Eva)

St Ives: 6 Med Gulls on Porthmeor beach. (P & H Taylor)

Nanquidno: 2 Tree Pipit, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler and 2 Wheatear. (P & H Taylor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 27 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Greenshank, 5 Sandwich Tern and 3 Mediterranean Gull on Lelant Saltings. 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Kingfisher on Carnsew Basin. 123 Curlew, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Ruff, 3 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Kingfisher on Ryan’s Field. 2 Common Sandpiper on Copperhouse Creek. (MJ Spicer) 1 Little Stint on Carnsew Pool. (B Toms) Also juv Yellow-legged Gull reported.

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at 20:30. (MJ Spicer)

Killiow Golf course, Playing Place: 3 Green Woodpecker and 2 Mistle Thrush. (B Toms)

Golitha Falls: Dipper and 2 Grey Wagtails. (K & H Williams)

Mullion: Wryneck on coast path this afternoon approx half a mile south of mullion. (J Selby)

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Soapy Cove, Lizard: 3 Wryneck, 2 Pied Flycatchers, 6+ Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Redstart and 8 Whinchat. (T Blunden D Wright)

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Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat and Wrynecks, D Wright.

Windmill Farm: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (D Wright)

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Truro: 1 juv Siskin in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Kenidjack: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (BR Field)

Percuil River: 1 Osprey, 20 Greenshank, 30 Redshank and 5 Little Egret. (RJ Whitworth)

Rinsey Head: Marsh Warbler showed well near the car park in late afternoon as well as at least 2 Spotted Flycatchers. Also seen were many Clouded Yellows and a Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (P Smale)

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Siblyback Lake: 1 Garganey.

Rame: 3 Whinchats in field near Penlee NR.

Land’s End: 2 Whinchats.