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)


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)


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.



Thursday 28th May 2015

Late news, 27/5, Falmouth, Pennance Point: 3 (2 sum.plum + 1 imm) Great Northern Diver and a few Manx Shearwater late evening. (S Perfect)

Downderry: 1 1S Glaucous Gull early morning, plus 2 Great Northern Diver, 8 Manx Shearwater and 4 Whimbrel. (A Payne)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 2cy Purple Heron again. (R Farnes)

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Truro, St Clements: 5 Red Kite at 7pm plus 2 more at 8.10pm. 1 ad Night Heron, old Vicarage garden at 9.30pm (S Rogers, J Chapple)

Stithians Reservoir: ; 2 Cuckoo (1m, 1f), 1 m Blackcap, 8+ Sedge Warbler, 4+ Whitethroat, 6+ Reed Bunting, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 1 Jay, 2 Great Crested Grebe, also numbers of Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. (J St Ledger, M Adkins)

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Heligan: 1 Red Kite over, 3.45pm. (M Williams)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 Black Kite over. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Also 1 2cy Ring-billed Gull.


Tuesday 26th May 2015

Kingsmill Lake: 1st-summer Bonaparte’s Gull late morning; park at China Fleet Country Club and follow the trail to the hide SX427608.

Ponsandane/Gulval: 7 Red Kite in off the sea at 07:20 heading NW inland. (J Hawkey)

St Just: 1 Red Kite east over town this morning. Later, possibly same bird being mobbed by Carrion Crow near Newbridge. (P Clarke)

New Mill: 2 Red Kite. (S Turner)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 2cy Ring-billed Gull. (S Turner)

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Bartinney Downs: 2 Cuckoo,1  male and 1 female, both calling, then mating, by pond. (B Toms)

Truro: 1 Red Kite west at 11am. (D Eva)

Towednack Hill: 1 Red Kite over at 4.30. (S Turner)

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Cot Valley: 6 Red Kite over heading NE at about 14.30. Cuckoo calling in valley. (G Rogers)

Balnoon: 1 Red Kite. (P Fletcher)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Red Kite west 13:20hrs. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 2cy Purple Heron again, also 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing near dam, 1 pair Moorhen still with 6 chicks (now 2 weeks old) at “Scrape”, 2 pairs Great Crested Grebe nesting, 10 Swift, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Greylag and 4 Canada Geese. (L Proctor, D Flumm, J Dustow)

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St Erth: 6 Red Kite N between 18:00 and 19:30. (MJ Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese plus 5 & 3+ goslings, 1 hybrid goose, 6 Mallard plus 4 duckling, 1 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 12 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, c10 Swallow, 4 Swift, 2 Stonechat, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Whitethroat and 7 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker)

Cape Cornwall: 12 Red Kite over mid morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Lands End: 1 m Sardinian Warbler still singing and showing intermittently in sallows east of car park, also 22 Red Kite over. (L Proctor, J Dustow)

Tresemple Pool: 1 Night Heron roosting deep in cover late morning and seen again 20:30 to 22:05. (J Chapple)