Monday 14th June 2021

Late News, 13/06, Nanjizal Valley: 2nd cal Night Heron still lingering. (K Wilson)

Late News, 13/06, Trethewy: Rosy Starling. (K Wilson)

Late News, 13/06, Sennen: Rosy Starling near to the beach. (K Wilson)

Late News, 13/06, Falmouth: Rosy Starling. (RBA)

Late News, 13/06, Croft Pascoe Plantation: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Cuckoo calling late into the evening. (J Evans)

Late News, 13/06, Coverack, Crousa Downs: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1+ Cuckoo. (D Beadle)

Newquay: Black Kite between Newquay and St Newlyn East at 5.15pm. (RBA)

Lizard: 75+ Red kite between Lizard Village and Cadgwith at 9.00 am. (S Croft)

Kennack Sands, Lizard: 1 Red Kite low over the caravan site at 8.00 am. (P Welton)

Rosudgeon: 2 Red Kite at 2.30 pm. (L Bell)

Ashton: 5 Red Kite at 2.40 pm. (L Bell)

St Gothian Sands NR: Red Kite, 2 Greylag, 30 Sand Martin. 4 Black-tailed Godwit tried to land but there was too much disturbance. (D Flumm)

Black-tailed Godwit – Dave Flumm

Sand Martin – Dave Flumm

Greylag – Dave Flumm

Callestick: Red Kite over 08.50. (T Wilson)

Penstraze: Red Kite low over at 09.00. (T Wilson)

Maenporth: 2 Red Kite, Painted Lady and Golden-ringed Dragonfly. (T Wilson)

St Austell: 3 Red Kite . (S Bool)

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Red Kite and 14 Black-tailed Godwit. (A Langdon)

Perranuthnoe: 3 Red Kites over Trenow Cove. (P Gregson)

Callington: 2 Red Kites over Kelly Bray at 4.55pm. (Ellie)

Perranwell Station: Red Kite this morning. (C Lea)

Sancreed: Hobby & 9 Red Kite west during a brief break in the fog. (D Flumm)

St Just: 11 Red Kite north during a brief break in the fog. (D Flumm)

Charlestown: 3 Red Kites. (M Jones)

Probus: 1 Red Kite. (M Jones)

Probus: 1 Red Kite over at 12.45. (R Penny)

Rosudgeon: 2 Red Kite drifting this afternoon South to North. (J Evans)

Marazion: Red Kite north over Rosemount at 16.00 + Kestrel. (P Fraser)

Penryn: Red Kite over at 15.00. (J Holmes)

Trewint/Halvana:  5 Red Kites, 08.40-10.55. (B Craven)

Wadebridge: 5 Marsh Tit on bird feeders (fat balls) in private garden. (S Marquis)

Calstock: 24 Stock Dove visiting a private feeding station. (E Bennett)

Caradon Hill: 1 Buzzard, 2 Linnet, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 1 Yellowhammer (m). (C&J Duffy)

Tree Pipit – C & J Duffy

Bodmin, Roughtor: 4 Cuckoo, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Linnet, 5 Skylark, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Meadow Pipit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Bodmin, Lower Moor Plantation: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 9 Siskin, 3 Blackcap, 11 Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Crowdy Reservoir: 4 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Tufted Duck, 201 Canada Geese, 5 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Coot, 1m Tufted Duck, 1 Reed Warbler. (S Grose)

Marazion beach: 21 Mediterranean Gull mostly 1st sum. (P Fraser)

Penzance: Family, 2 adults with 4 juvenile Goldfinch on feeder (first fledglings for 2021). (T Mills)

Downderry: 9 Common Scoters and 10 Swifts flew west early morning. A Hobby near village early evening. (A Payne)

Helston boating lake: Greater Scaup and Ruddy Shelduck still. (RBA)

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Friday 28th May

Late news, Croft Pascoe, 27/05: 2 Cuckoo, 3 Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (J St Ledger, A Williams, D Williams)

Late news, Marazion Marsh, 27/05: Great Crested Grebe, male Reed Bunting, 1 Swift, Linnets, 2 pr. Canada geese with 6 and 3 goslings respectively, 2 Swallow. (M Costa)

Late news, Park Head, 27/05: 12 Skylark, 5 Stonechat and Meadow Pipits, 4 Common Whitethroat. (A Tomkins)

Late news, Trevose Head, 27/05: 25 Skylark, 12 Stonechat and 2 Kestrel. (A Tomkins)

Late news, Walmsley Sanctuary, 27/05: 1 Channel Wagtail, 1 Little Egret, several Little Grebe, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Mute swan with young, 10 Canada Geese, Coot, Moorhen, House Martin, Swallow, Swift, 2 Blackcap, Reed Warbler, 1 Gadwall, 2 Shelduck, Mallard, and 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Greenfinch on feeders. Also 2 Foxes on far side. (A Tomkins)

Treeve Moor: Pectoral Sandpiper on pool. (T McGowan et al). Also 6 Red Kite 15:00. (R Veal)

Pectoral Sandpiper – Dave Flumm

Pectoral Sandpiper – Dave Flumm

Pectoral Sandpiper – Mike Spicer

Pectoral Sandpiper – Nigel Rogers

Nanjizal: 2cy Night Heron twice in flight early am, then headed South. Also 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Cuckoo, c30 House Martin. Please keep to public rights of way. (R Veal)

Night Heron – Reuben Veal

Caerthillian: 1 1st summer male Golden Oriole, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Red Kite, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (I Maclean)

Windmill Farm: 1 Golden Oriole, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Wheatear, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (D Wright)

Housel Bay, Lizard: Black Guillemot. (H Hoad)

Lizard Downs: 14 Red Kite (I Maclean)

Porthgwarra, Trevean: 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Reed Warbler. (M Wallace)

Trerulefoot: 5 Red Kite at 9:15 am. (A Blonden)

Foxhole: 12 Red Kite, 3 broods of Mallard (6, 5 and 2 young) , 7 Tufted Duck, Drake Ring-necked Duck still showing well, 7 Coot, 2 Swift, 10 House Martin, 3 Swallow, Wheatear. (B Bosisto)

Trispen: 3 Red Kite. (C Retallick)

Pelynt: 3 Red Kite soaring high over the north end of village (11:30), heading towards Lanreath. (K Knight)

Innis Downs: Red Kite over A30. (P McVey)

Brighton Cross, nr Summercourt: 1 Red Kite this afternoon (D Julian)

Tresillian: 9 Red Kite over between 15:15 and 17:15, drifting southwest. Also 1 Hobby. (A.le Masurier)

Truro: 1 Red Kite low and S over Old County Hall at 1450hrs. (C Benton)

Callestick: 5 Red Kite over the garden late afternoon and 2 Swift. (T Wilson)

Restronguet Creek: 1 Red Kite S. (D Dungate)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Red Kite at 3pm. (D Carrier)

Constantine: Red kite harassed by gulls, drifting W at 16:20. (P Laney)

Relubbus: 6 Red Kite. Also 1 Cuckoo from Bosworgy Road (S. Ellis)

Leswidden Farm, Sancreed: 1 Red Kite flying low over ploughed field at 4pm. (M Cavell)

Trevorian Pool: Red Kite SW (13:15). The first to arrive! (D Flumm)

Red Kite – Dave Flumm

Land’s End: 3 Red Kite south (14:30), Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Swift. (D Flumm)

Trevescan, Sennen: 4 Red Kite (16:15). (D Flumm)

Crows an Wra: 2 Red Kites (16:20). (D Flumm)

Polgigga: 24+ Red Kite. (M Broadbent)

Bartinney: fem-type Marsh Harrier then headed SE, c15 Red Kite, 2 Cuckoo. (R Veal)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Great Northern Diver. (R Veal)

Marazion Beach (evening): 3 Whimbrel, 9 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin. (P Fraser)

Mount’s Bay: 8 Common Scoter. (P Fraser)

Rosemount, Marazion: 19 Red Kite 15:30 – 16:00, 1 17:15. (P Fraser)

Lower Tamar Lake: 3 Willow Tit, 3 Robin, 9 Blue Tit, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 1f Blackcap, 5 Coal Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Great Tit, 2 Nuthatch. (R Mudge)

Park Head: 10 Swallow, 25 House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Blackcap , 6 Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroat , pair Wheatear feeding young, Yellow Wagtail, Swift. (B Bosisto)

Falmouth: Hobby with Swifts (J Irvine)

Walmsley: 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Grebe. (C Taylor)

Amble Marshes: 2 Shelduck, 1 Dunlin, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (B Bosisto)

Perranwell: 3 Tawny Owl chicks fledged from nest box in private garden. (B. Toms)

Botallack: 2 Wheatear and 10+ House Martin around 1pm. (P Geddes)

Levant: 3 Wheatear, 3+ Swallow, 2 Gannet, 1 Kestrel at around 2:30pm. (P Geddes)

Brew: 2 Wheatear, 10 House Martin, 30 Swallow. (D Flumm)

Wheatear – Dave Flumm

Wheatears – Dave Flumm

Wheatear – Dave Flumm

Siblyback Lake Access Road: 1 Redstàrt (m), 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (G. Blinch).

Camel Trail at Polbrock: 1 ad Dipper collecting food, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Wagtail, 7 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Siskin. (S Grose)

Downderry: Prior to 07:50,  20 Common Scoter, 2 Shelduck, 19 Manx Shearwater, 7 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kittiwake and 33 auks noted. (A Payne)

Penhallick, nr. Coverack: 1 Grasshopper Warbler (D Beadle)

Crantock, Porth Joke: Rock Pipit, 7+ Fulmar Nests, 5+ Skylark, Meadow Pipit, numerous Jackdaws. (D Hastilow)

Fulmar – David Hastilow

Rock Pipit – David Hastilow

Siblyback Lake: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Sedge Warbler (G. Blinch).

Crowdy Reservoir (Southern boundary): 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Cuckoo, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Buzzard above, 1 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Padstow, Lellizzick: 46 Razorbill, 56 Guillemot, 7 Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Treraven Meadows: 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Marsh Tit, 53 Rook,1f Sparrowhawk over. (S Grose)

Tywardreath: Female House Sparrow feeding 3 young from fat ball feeder, 1 young Goldfinch. All in private garden. (R. Barlow)

Charlestown: 1 Nuthatch, 1m Bullfinch, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Robin, 1 juv Robin, 3 Blackbird, 4 Wood Pigeon and 1 Wren (D Hastilow)

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Sunday 7th March 2021

Nanjizal: 1 Night Heron flushed from private site. Please stick to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Loe Pool: Bittern, 2 Little Egret, 4 Goosander, 5 Pochard, 13 Mediterranean Gull, Kingfisher. (D Flumm)

Bittern – Dave Flumm

Goosander – Dave Flumm

Bittern – Dave Flumm

Porthgwarra: 3 Wheatear, 2 Black Redstart and a White Wagtail. (M Wallace)

Sancreed: Cattle Egret, Tawny Owl. (D Flumm)

Kennegy, Prussia Cove: 5 Great Northern Diver, Firecrest, 3 Gold Crest and 5 Long-tailed Tit. Also a pod of c 10 Common Dolphin. (A Witheywood)

Penzance: 1m Eider reported.

Porthtowan: 2 Chough, 1 Black Redstart, 50+ Razorbill (L Sampson)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 ad winter Little Gull, 1 White-fronted Goose, 1 m Wheatear, 23 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Little Grebe, 6 Shoveler, 20+ Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 1 Mute Swan. (T Mills)

Little Gull, Tony Mills

Basset’s Cove, North Cliffs: 2 Black Redstart. (T Mills)

Carn Marth: 1 Red Kite over early afternoon. (B Mehan)

Tubbs Mill: 1 Red Kite over in countryside between Tubb’s Mill and Polmassick. (D Ryan)

Pennace Point, Falmouth: Velvet Scoter, Black Guillemot, 3 Great Northern Diver and 150+ Common Dolphin. (M Broadbent)

Coombe: 1 Long-tailed Duck. (R Augarde)

Truro: 2 Dippers, one gathering moss, 1 Grey Wagtail. (K Dalziel)

Dipper – Kate Dalziel

Grey Wagtail – Kate Dalziel

Dipper – Kate Dalziel

Newquay Golf Club: 2 Chough (unringed birds being harassed by dogs). (S Grose)

Rejerrah: 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 3 Skylark. (S Grose)

Trevoll/Trewerry: 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 9 Linnet, 100+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 1 m Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Trevarrion: 25 Rock Pipit including one showing characteristics of Scandinavian sub-species Littoralis. (B & L Bosisto)

“Scandinavian” Rock Pipit – Bob Bosisto

Chaple Amble: 3 Water Pipit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Hare. (J Howells) Also reported, 2 Spoonbill over, 8 Water Pipit, 22 Meadow Pipit and 19 Pied Wagtail. (C Selway)

Walmsley: 2 Spoonbill, 2 Cattle Egret, 3 Little Egret, c10 Shoveler, c30 Wigeon, c20 Teal, 2 Grey Heron. (J Howells)

Camel Estuary: 1 Black Swan and 1 Common Sandpiper. (E Turnbull) Also reported, 2 Spoonbill on Dinham Flats. (S Marquis)

Par Beach: 2 (m&f) Stonechat in the area of gorse at the eastern end of the beach. (R. Barlow)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Buzzard mobbed by Gulls and Crows, 1 Cormorant, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Chaffinch. (C Hooper)

Common Buzzard – C Hooper

Mount Village: Blackcap – first sighting in village this winter. (J Goodair)

Polbathic Creek: 2 (m&f) Red Breasted Merganser and 1 Grey Wagtail. (A Blonden)

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Monday 1st June 2020

Late news, 25/5, Pendeen: Wing-tagged Red Kite (yellow T2) seen near Pendeen Coastguards on 25th May was tagged near Sixpenny Handley, Dorset on 5th Jan 2020 when aged as 2nd cal year and also seen near Abbotsbury, Dorset on 4th May this year. (P Clement)

Red Kite, Peter Clement

Late news, 28/5, Liskeard: 2 Nuthatch young successfully fledged from box. (L Birtwistle)

Late news, 29/5, Siblyback: 1 Wood Sandpiper. (A Dawson)

Late news, 30/5, Lower Polmorla, St Wenn: 1 Cuckoo calling from area of rushy fields. (I Bennallick)

Late news, 31/5, Tregonning Hill: 2 Red Kite; 1 Cukoo (heard, not seen). (A & P Taylor)

Land’s End: 2 ad Rosy Starling, fem Yellow Wagtail at Treeve Moor. (L Proctor, P Taylor)

Rosy Starling, Linton Proctor

Rosy Starling, Linton Proctor

Yellow Wagtail, Linton Proctor

St Just: Rosy Starling with the local Starling flock outside the back of the house on the secondary school playing field. (N Wheatley)

Nanjizal: Golden Oriole. (K Wilson)

Buryas Bridge: subad Night Heron flew across road toward Trewidden Gardens. (J Ryan)

Newquay: Rosy Starling reported in area.

Lizard: Serin reported flew East over Lloyd’s Lane at 8:04am.

Skewjack: Hen Harrier over. (M Wallace)

St Gothian Sands: 2 Barnacle Goose. (M Spicer)

Drift Reservoir: small Canada-type Goose still, resembling Lesser Canda Goose (B.c parvipes) or Taverner’s Cackling Goose (B.h taverneri), 3 Red-veined Darter. (D Parker)

Trevescan: 1 Turtle Dove. (K Wilson)

Bodmin Moor, Cheesewring Farm: 1 pair Redstart (feeding young) 3 Yellowhammer. Opposite Sharptor Cottage: 1 pair Redstart (feeding young in hole in wall). Wardbrook Farm: 1 Redstart (male – singing), 2 Wheatear, 4 Swift. Near Ninestones Farm: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sparrowhawk (over), 3 Roe Deer. Golitha Falls: 1 Treecreeper. (J St Ledger)

Redstart, John St Ledger

Grasshopper Warbler, John St Ledger

Yellowhammer, John St Ledger

Par Beach Pool: 1 Bar-headed goose among Canada Geese. (R Barlow)

Bartinney: female Cuckoo pursued by Whitethroat and Meadow Pipits. (B Toms)

Perranarworthal: 1 Red Kite, 1 Nuthatch. (A & P Taylor)

Maer Lake: 27 House Martins collecting food for their young on the nearby houses, and some collecting mud, c. 10 Swallows, 8 Shelducks. (H Kendall)

Crowlas: Red Kite over. (R Veal)

Mouls Island, Polzeath: 15 Puffin (11 on land & 4 in water or air), many hundreds of Guillemot. (A Langdon)

Guillemot, Adrian Langdon

Puffin, Adrian Langdon

Puffin, Adrian Langdon

Lower Tamar Lake: 3 Willow Tit (one carrying food), 2 Marsh Tit, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Canada Geese plus 7 Gosling, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Cormorant, 1 Jay. (R Mudge)

Trescowe: Cuckoo calling, also present 31/5. (L Hodges)

Wadebridge: 19 Black headed Gull feeding at sewage treatment works. (S Grose)

Trevose: 4 Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit. (D Sharp)

Minions: 1 Green Woodpecker and many juvenile Starlings. (D Sharp)

Green Woodpecker, Deena Sharp

Bedruthan: 2 Shag (on cliff ledge nest), Fulmar, Skylarks. (D Sharp)

Saturday 16th May 2020

St Just, Hendra: Tawny Pipit again in potato fields, 10 Swift, f Wheatear. (D Flumm, N Rogers et al)

Tawny Pipit, Steve Rogers

Tawny Pipit, Nigel Rogers

Tawny Pipit, Dave Flumm

Porthgwarra: probable 1s American Golden Plover in flight, last seen heading North. (M Wallace)

Mount’s Bay: presumed Night Heron headed SSE high out to sea over Mousehole before turning SSW. Also 5-6 Risso’s Dolphin, c100 Common Dolphin all from Mermaird II. (M Elliott)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1m Tufted Duck, 1f Scaup, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Canada Goose +7 Goslings, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Cormorant, 1 Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Redstart (m+f), 5 Mistle Thrush, 99 Rook, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 2 Skylark,1m Wheatear, 1m Reed Bunting (on the ground in front of hide), 2 Coal Tit, 3 Crossbill, 4 Linnet, 1 Roe Deer, 3 Broad bodied Chaser. (S Grose)

Davidstow Woods: 1 Marsh Tit, 7 Siskin, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 pr Raven at nests, 3 Buzzard, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Nuthatch.  (S Grose)

Longrock Pool: drk Garganey again. (D Parker)

Roscroggan: 2 Tufted Duck (1m & 1 fem) on small pool at SW64999 41934. (First time I have seen anything here except an occasional Moorhen and a one off Grey Heron.) (D King)

South Tehidy: Singing Garden Warbler at SW65039 42162. (D King)

Porth Reservoir: 3 Coot + 3 juv, 1 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 3 Kingfisher, 1m Tufted Duck with a pr of Mallard + 5 juv (the young ducks are diving for weed with the Tufted Duck while the adult Mallards rest below the dam wall), 12 Great Crested Grebe + 2 juv. (a further 2 nests being incubated), 1 Jay. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Cuckoo, 3 Garden Warbler, Blackcap feeding young, 7 pairs Great Tit and 8 pairs of Blue Tit in boxes from clutch just started, to young about to fledge, 2 Reed Bunting nests with 5 eggs (D Eva)

Trispen: 1 Red Kite. (L Sampson)

Blisland: 1 Cuckoo, 2m Redstart, 1 Mistle Thrush (L Sampson)

Penwithick (private garden): 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 5 Chaffinch, 1 Blue Tit, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Pied Wagtail (1 adult 1 juvenile). (K Bowers)

Pied Wagtail, Kevin Bowers

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kevin Bowers

Blackbird, Kevin Bowers

Sancreed: Red Kite very high NE 09:15 hrs. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 36 Canada Geese incl 3 goslings and 2 hybrids, male Tufted Duck. (D Flumm)

Godolphin Village and Hill: Sparrowhawk, 1f Wheatear (Clive Richards)

East Pentire: 1 Wheatear. (A Butler)

Charlestown: 3 juv, 1 ad Goldfinch (D Hastilow)

Goldfinch, David Hastilow

Breney Common: 3 singing m Yellowhammer, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Buzzard. Also Beautiful Demoiselle 5M 3F, Large Red Damsel, Common Blue Damsel, Broad Bodied Chaser 2M 3F, Marsh Fritillary 1, Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary 1, Small Heath 1, Brimstone 1M, 2F, Peppered Moth 1. (D Cooper)

Carclaze: 1 Grey Heron, 5 Great Tit (3 fledglings), 1 Swallow, 1 Linnet, 1 Skylark. (D Cooper)

Black Head, Coverack: 2 Risso’s Dolphin heading towards Bass Point at 16:30.  Also 1 Porpoise (P Bedford).

Porth Joke: 18 Common Whitethroat, 12 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 11 Sedge Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Dunlin. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Trevothen, Coverack: 4 Red Kite including 1 individual with distinctive battered tail. (D Beadle)

Downderry: 12 Whimbrel on the beach, 6 Great Northern Diver on the sea and 8 Common Scoter flew west early this morning. (A Payne)

The Rumps: 50+ Swallow, 4 Wheatear, 8 Rock Pipit, 4 Meadow Pipit, 8 Fulmar, 20+ Kittiwake, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 2 Common Whitethroat, 3 Puffin, 8 Linnet, 1 Pheasant, 50+ Razorbill, 20+ Guillemot, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Stonechat, 20+ Skylark, 20 Cormorant, 8 Shag, 20 Great Black Backed Gull. Also many Common Blue butterflies, 2 Grey Seal. (C Travis)

Razorbill, Charles Travis

Common Blue, Charles Travis

Penzance Boating Lake:

Mute Swan, Mashuq Ahmad

Saturday 8th April 2017

Lanner: 1 Willow Warbler in song, 12 Goldfinch feeding on Dandelions, 1 Sparrowhawk. (R Hampshire)

Lizard Point: 14 Purple Sandpiper Old Lizard Head: 1 Hoopoe (flew in off the sea and landed in field behind old wooden lookout post), 3 House Martin, 20 Swallow. (S Grose)

Argal Reservoir: 11 Great Crested Grebe, Mallard with 12 ducklings. (D Eva)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Common Sandpiper, Mallard with 6 ducklings. (D Eva)

Trevose Head: 1m Lapland Bunting near Lifeboat station. (D Julian)

Harlyn Pools: 2 Sedge Warbler this morning. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Sedge Warbler singing this morning. (A Langdon)

Porthcurnick Beach: 2 Sandwich Tern offshore late morning, 1 Long-tailed Duck still (since 3rd Apr at least). (T Farr)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Avocet remaining from wintering flocks, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Redshank, 1 Snipe (M Beer)

Winnards Perch: 1 Red Kite being mobbed by Carrion Crows. (S Grose)

St Ives: 1ad Night Heron, 1m Garganey on private lake near St Ives. (R James)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 drk Garganey on pool between Hayle river and Ryan’s Field until c9:30am when flushed by runners and flew over A30 + appeared to land. Also 1m Reed Warbler singing here. 1w Yellow-legged Gull and Spoonbill on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal) Fulvous Whistling Duck on the Estuary (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Crowlas: 2 Swallow to north this afternoon and 1m Blackcap singing. (R Veal)

Gannel Estuary: 4 Cattle Egret flying in to roost from Crantock area. (S Grose)

Polgigga: 1w Iceland Gull at Raftra Farm. (R Bosistow, DK Parker, MD Wallace)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Whistling Duck sp. circled the marsh early morning before heading northeast. Reed and Sedge Warblers singing plus 9 male Cetti’s Warbler. (B Mellow, DK Parker, P St Pierre)

Clapper marshes: 6 Cattle Egret,1 Little Egret this pm. (A Langdon, D Julian)

Amble Marshes: 1 Wheatear, 2 Water Pipit, female Garganey and Little Ringed Plover this evening. (D Julian)

Sennen Cove: 2 Goose sp in off the sea.

Cot Valley: Woodchat Shrike again in hedge by bulb field just south of valley. (M Pass)

Drift Reservoir: Gadwall, Pink-footed Goose (thanks Mike)

Penzance: 27 Purple Sandpiper (high tide roost), 71 Turnstone. (T Mills)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel still at Boat Cove.

St Ives: 3m Ring Ouzel,12 Wheatear,1 Painted Lady. (J Holmes)

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Wednesday 15th July 2015

St Erth: 1 ad Night Heron at BK Fisheries at 04:55 also 40+ Siskin. No public access. (B Dallas)

Marazion Marsh: 4 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese plus 5 & 3 goslings, 16 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 11 Moorhen, c80 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 6 Swift and 2 Stonechat  plus Reed & Sedge Warblers. Also Five-spotted Burnet and Beautiful Demoiselle. (DK Parker, R Farnes – photos)

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Marazion: 15 Oystercatcher on the beach and 32 Curlew over. (DK Parker)

Ryan’s Field: 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) 2cy Ring-billed Gull still north of the causeway.

Porthgwarra: 2 Balearic Shearwater past this morning.

Mounts Bay: 2 juv Yellow-legged Gulls from Mermaid II.

MJS & DKP