Tuesday 15th September 2020

Late news, 14/9, Land’s End: 1 Wryneck in scrub to SW of Swingates garden. ( P Clement)

Late News, 14/9, Bartinney: 1 Juvenile Sparrowhawk, 1 Juvenile Wheatear, 5 Common Buzzard over cut field. (R Chiffers)

Carnewas, Bedruthan: probable Isabelline Wheatear this afternoon. (A Ward & S Funnell)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Baird’s Sandpiper still this evening. (B Dallas) Also, 15 Sandwich Tern, 1 Brent Goose, 5 Greylag Goose. (P Roseveare)

Godrevy: 1 probable Semi-palmated Sandpiper and c.40 Turnstone. (C Richards)

probable Semi-palmated Sandpiper – Clive Richards

probable Semi-palmated Sandpiper – Clive Richards

probable Semi-palmated Sandpiper – Clive Richards

Camel Estuary: 7 Ruddy Shelduck near Cant Hill this morning. Also, 1 Osprey. (J Wilson)

Caerthillian, Lizard: Common Nightingale Pied Flycatcher, Wryneck, 2 Turtle Dove, 8+ Tree Pipit and large numbers of Siskin over. (I Maclean, L Ozsanlav-Harris)

Wryneck Ilya Maclean

Nanjizal Valley: juvenile Melodious Warbler ringed this morning. (K Wilson, C & D Lamsdell)

Siblyback Reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover and Garganey still present. Also, Osprey over. (D Julian)

Point: 17 Brent Geese (pale-bellied) (D Eva)

Stithians: 2 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin (D Eva) In addition, 1 Greenshank, 1 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, 4 Northern Wheatear, 20 Alba Wagtails (mainly Juvenile Pied – some White), 1 Yellow Wagtail. (J Hawkey)

Marazion Marsh: Hobby hawking over the marsh at dusk. (P. St. Pierre, S. Rogers)

Mount’s Bay (Marazion-Penzance): Little Egret, 36 Turnstone, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, Wheatear, 10 White, 4 Pied & 3 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: Little Egret, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Sand Martin. Also c50 Large White butterflies. (D Flumm)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1f Greater Scaup, 5 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 7 Canada Geese. (R Mudge) In addition, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Willow Tit and 1 Marsh Tit. (S Windle)

Greater Scaup – Steve Windle

Fowey Estuary: 1 Grey Phalarope 5.2 miles from the mouth of the estuary. Also, 60+ Common Dolphin, 15 Harbour Porpoise and 5 Tuna. (R Kirkwood)

Grey Phalarope – Rupert Kirkwood

St Gothian Sands: 1 Greater Scaup. (C Richards)

Greater Scaup – Clive Richards

Grade Marsh: 2 Pink-footed Geese NW of the road. (DK Parker)

Pendennis Point: 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Sandwich Tern, c.10 Mediterranean Gull. (C Benton)

Newquay: 2 Treecreeper, 2 Marsh Tit at Rialton Barton. (S Grose)

Laneast Downs: 2 Whinchat (B Craven)

Late News, 13/09, River Camel: 1 Otter. (W Delacor)


Monday 14th September 2020

Walks and Events: Regrettably due to rising cases and the latest Covid-19 restrictions on meeting in public and group sizes the walks and events program has had to be suspended until such a time as it is considered legal and proper to restart again. We will keep you informed if there are any changes.

Late News, 13/09, Porthgwarra: 1 Snow Bunting 100m north of stone wall on coast path. (B Dallas, M Halliday)

Snow Bunting – Mark Halliday

Hayle Estuary: Bairds Sandpiper still present today. (MO) Also, 2 Norther Wheatear. (M Ahmad)

Baird’s Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Bairds Sandpiper – Mark Halliday

Baird’s Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

Northern Wheatear – Mashuq Ahmad

Polgigga: Ortolan Bunting over ‘Faraway cottage’ at 0810. Also, Crossbill, 4 Firecrest, 2 Tree Pipit, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Wheatear & a Whinchat. Lots of Siskin & Meadow Pipit also on the move. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 2 Crossbill, 5+ Yellow Wagtail, 12 Wheatear, 5 Alba Wagtail. Movement of Meadow Pipit and Siskin. Small trickle of House Martin and Swallow, 1 Sand Martin. 10+ Painted Lady, 1 Clouded Yellow. No sign of Snow Bunting. (M Halliday, B Dallas)

Porthcurno: Yellow Wagtail, 2 Crossbill west and 6 Siskin east. (I Ralphs)

Treleaver, Lizard: Wryneck along coast path in Downas Valley. (L Thomson)

Siblyback Lake: Pectoral Sandpiper, 11 Ringed Plover & 4 Dunlin at 6pm (P Kemp) Also, 3 White Wagtails, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 50+ Pied Wagtails, 8 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Pectoral Sandpiper at the north end of lake. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Dozmary Pool: 1f Scaup, 4 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Trevose Head: 7 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Wheatear, 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Lizard, 200+ Large white Butterfly (B Bosisto L Payne)

Drift Reservoir: Little Egret, 5 Common Sandpiper, Juv Peregrine hunting unsuccessfully. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 8 Siskin north, 4-5 Chough. Also a Clouded Yellow butterfly. (D Flumm) Also, 2 Tree Pipit briefly at west end of valley near coast path. (P Clarke)

Chough – David Flumm

Chough – David Flumm

Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Curlew, 72 Redshank, 16 Greenshank, 1 Peregrine Falcon. (A Nicholson)

Restronguet Creek: 21 Brent Geese, 6 Sandwich Tern (5 adult, 1 juv), 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 4 Turnstone, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

Brent Goose – John St Ledger

Brent Goose – John St Ledger

Bass Point: Balearic Shearwater. (M Scott-Ham)

Frenchman’s Creek: 2 Firecrest. (M Scott-Ham)

Under Wood, Helford: 1 Firecrest. (M Scott-Ham)

Charlestown: 1 juv Sparrowhawk in garden (D Hastilow)

Cot Valley: Pied Flycatcher this evening. (C & D Lamsdell)

Nanjizal Valley: Hobby and Marsh Harrier. (C & D Lamsdell)

Wadebridge: 11 Cattle Egret from Trewornan Bridge at 07.00hrs.(S Grose)

Rock: 2 Sparrowhawk, 11 Mediterranean Gull, Elephant Hawk Moth Caterpillar from private garden. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 133 Curlew, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 211 Carrion Crow, 2 Tawny Owl, 11 Pipistrelle Bat. (S Grose)

Hannafore: 1 Hobby and a Water Pipit. (A Blonden) Also,1 (F) Eider 1 Peregrine Falcon (A Taylor)

Roseland, north of Bohortha: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, also at Towan Beach 1 Sanderling with 7 Ringed Plover. (J Lewis)

Spotted Flycatcher – Jan Lewis

Perranporth: 5 Chough on golf course (S.Cox)


Sunday 13th September 2020

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Baird’s Sandpiper on east end of Carnsew, Spotted Redshank and Brent Goose on main estuary. (S Rogers)Also, Semipalmated Sandpiper reported early morning.

Porth Joke: Icterine Warbler in Hawthorn 50m before Treago Mill but moved up valley and not relocated. Also 1 Wheatear, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Grey Wagtail, 26 Chaffinch, 10 Meadow Pipit, 4 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 16 Magpie. (S Rowe)

Icterine Warbler – Steve Rowe

Icterine Warbler – Steve Rowe

Icterine Warbler – Steve Rowe

Sparnon: Black Kite photographed over fields to the north late morning. (A Simmons)

Camel Estuary: Osprey took off from a dead tree and flew over the water and caught fish. (H Cooper)

Porthgwarra: Black Kite over early afternoon. (A Simmons)

Windmill Farm: 1, possibly 2, Pectoral Sandpiper over at 10:20, also Marsh Harrier and Siskin over. (D. Wright)

Coverack, Lizard: Ortolan Bunting photographed in stubble fields just west of Coverack. (L Thomson)

Lizard Village: 2 Turtle Dove. (T Blunden)

Soapy Cove, Lizard: 1 Wryneck. (T Blunden)

Kingsmill Lake: 9 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 51 Dunlin, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 31 Curlew, 2 Knot, 18 Cormorant & 2 Kingfisher (P Kemp)

Nanjizal Valley: 110 ringed. Migrants included 17 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 68 Blackcap, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Pied Flycatcher. Also, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, c.25 Siskin, 2+ Grey Wagtail, Water Rail. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, C & D Lamsdell et al)

Point Quay, Devoran: 4 Osprey, two hunting and two in trees. (K Hambly-Staite)

Gwithian: 1 Storm Petrel, 1cy Sabine’s Gull close to shore. (O Cummins)

Friday 11th September 2020

Late news, 10/09, Soapy Cove: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (D Collins)

Late news, 10/09, Constantine: 1 Hobby flying south. (D Collins)

Late news, 10/09, Cliffs east of Harlyn Bay: 12 Sandwich Tern, 6 Med Gull. (D Reynolds)

Sandwich Tern and Mediterranean Gull – Diane Reynolds

Late news, 10/09, Kingsmill Lake: 1 Osprey, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 2 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 110+ Black-headed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 7 Cormorant, 75 Curlew, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Greenshank, 10 Redshank, 3 Knot, 33 Dunlin,1 Snipe, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 4 + Robin, 1 Wren, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Blackbird, 3 Woodpigeon, 1 Magpie, 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Pheasant, Jackdaws, Rooks, Crows and a Stoat. (A. Parker et al)
Late photos, 10/09, Park Head:

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Bob Bosisto

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Bob Bosisto

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Bob Bosisto

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Bob Bosisto

Porthgwarra: Icterine Warbler still 12:00 – 12:10 at least, 2 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 2 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, and 4+ Chiffchaff, 5 Chough, 1 Merlin. Also 14 Yellow Wagtail in the fields with the cattle to the east of the pond (P Clement, MJ Spicer, D Wright)

Icterine Warbler – Mike Spicer

Hayle Estuary: 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper (juvenile on Carnsew Pool), 1 Baird’s Sandpiper (Carnsew Pool), 1 Curlew Sandpiper (juvenile), 1 Spotted Redshank (adult winter), 1 Greenshank, 83 Dunlin, 18 Ringed Plover, 70 Curlew (one colour ringed left yellow right red), 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Mediteranean Gull (1st winter, 2nd winter), 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 65 Wigeon, 15 Teal (N R Rogers, L Ozsanlav-Harris, S Rogers)

Siblyback Reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper distant, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 9 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Common Sandpiper, 23 Little Grebe, 9 Coot, 1 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Meadow Pipit, 30+ Pied Wagtail. (C Buckland)p

Cape Cornwall: (0900-1100) 1 juv Velvet Scoter, 9 Common Scoter, 3 Balearic Shearwater, and 2 Great Skua. (N Wheatley)

Devoran: 2 Osprey visible with catch, 1 Spotted Redshank , 1 Knot, 20+ Black-tailed Godwit, 30+ Curlew, 50+ Redshank, 80+ Dunlin, 4 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron. (J Howells, S Bearhop)

Osprey – J Howells

Mabe Burnthouse: Wryneck still present in private garden near donkey sanctuary. (R Curtis)

Pendennis, 1400-1600: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Guillemot, c30 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, c100 Gannet. (O Cummins)

Downderry, 0655-0800: An estimate of 150 shearwaters moving east, mix of Manx and Balearic, in company of feeding Gannets. Just 3 Balearic west. Also noted 6 Common Scoter, 8 Kittiwake and 2 Mediterranean Gull. (A Payne)

Portscatho: 13 Brent Geese on Tatam’s Beach this morning. (R Sharp)

Harlyn Bay/Trevone Bay: c150 Med Gulls, Common Tern, 1 Swift (H Miller)

Nr Penberth: Firecrest in private garden this morning. (J Powell)

St Minver: 1 Cattle Egret over early am. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 4 Shelduck (1 ad, 3 juv), 11 Turnstone, 147 Oystercatcher, 47 Goldfinch feeding on teasels, 29 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 14 Cattle Egret from Trewornan Bridge at 18.00hrs, 2 Mandarin at Anneka’s Bridge. (S Grose)

Nanquidno: 3+ Yellow Wagtail, 2+ Chough, large numbers of Robin. (D Beadle)

Restronguet (2-3pm): 1 Osprey, 25 Brent Geese, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 1 Razorbill  (J Leigh & T Waters)

Par Beach: Pied Wagtail (D Hastilow)

Pied Wagtail – David Hastilow

Pied Wagtail – David Hastilow


Thursday 10th September 2020

Late news, 8/9, Port Isaac: White Stork high moving south around 3pm. (M Welch)

Porthgwarra: 1 Icterine Warbler (still present on west side of middle wood) (N R Rogers, D Julian) Also 2 Whinchat, 1 Merlin, 1 Snipe, Siskins (heard only) (N R Rogers)

Park Head: Buff-breasted Sandpiper present still, near the point (D Eva, M Spicer, M Lammas, Bob Bosisto et al) Also here and at Porth Mear 1 Peregrine, 1 Curlew, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Cettis Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler , 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Wheatear (B Bosisto)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Mike Spicer

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Mike Spicer

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Barry Rankine

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Barry Rankine

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Barry Rankine

Siblyback Reservoir: Pectoral Sandpiper still at the North end. (C Buckland) Pectoral Sandpiper showed well in the evening, 2 Scaup, 3 Tufted Ducks,1 White Wagtail, 50 + Pied Wagtails, 9 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlins, 5 Coot, 23 Little Grebe, 9 Cormorant over, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Grey Wagtails, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 N Wheatears, 1 Yelllow-legged Gull,1 f/juv Garganey, 3 Whimbrels, 4 Common Sandpipers, Swallows and House Martin. (C Buckland, C & J Duffy)

Pectoral Sandpiper – Deena Sharp

Dozmary Pool: 185 Lesser Black-backed Gull , 7 Tufted Duck, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Whinchat , 1 Yellow Wagtail (B Bosisto)

Colliford Lake: 18 White Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail , 7 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 250 Goldfinch (B Bosisto)

Point to Devoran Quay: 2 Osprey, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Knot, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Peregrine, 4 Sandwich Tern (3 adult, 1 juv), 1 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger)

Osprey – John St Ledger

Kingsmill Lake: 2 Osprey at 9 am. (M Beer) 1 Osprey, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 2 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 110+ Black-headed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 7 Cormorant, 75 Curlew,18 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Greenshank, 10 Redshank, 3 Knot, 33 Dunlin,1 Snipe, 2 Long-tailed Tits, 1 Blue Tit, 4+ Robins, 1 Wren, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Blackbird, 3 Woodpigeon, 1 Magpie, 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Pheasant, Jackdaws, Rooks, Crows and a stoat. (A Parker et al)

Nanjizal Valley: 216 ringed on private site. Migrants included 6 Willow Warbler, 29 Chiffchaff, 22 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 138 Blackcap and a Common Redstart. (K Wilson) Also, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear seen. (R Veal)

Land’s End: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 20+ Siskin, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Bunting, 3+ Snipe. (P St Pierre, DK Parker)

Sennen: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat in stubble field behind the old chapel. (DK Parker)

Nanquidno: 17 Chough, 32 Siskin, 1 Tawny Owl. (I Webster)

Bartinney: 1 Whinchat, 8+ Wheatear, 4 Stonechat. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 1 Spotted Flycatcher at Rosehill. (P Fraser)

Restronguet: 1 Osprey. (J Chapple)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 5 Common Sandpiper. (D Flumm)

Trevean/Higher Bosistow: 4 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Whinchat, 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Wheatear, 8 Ringed Plover. (R Veal)

Bude, Maer Lake: 1 Ruff, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Dunlin, 2 Lapwing, 1 Barnacle Goose amongst many Canada Geese. Also (not counted) Gadwall, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard. (A Nicholson)

Loe Pool: 26 Great Crested Grebe, 4+ Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Little Egret. (G Adams)

Porth Joke: 1 Wryneck this evening, also 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 14 Stonechat. (S Rowe)

Charlestown: Flock of around 20 Brent Goose just east of harbour. (M Welch)

Wadebridge (near Old Bridge): 9 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Curlew, 100+ Redshank. (S Marquis)

Curlew Sandpiper – Barry Rankine

Curlew Sandpiper – Barry Rankine

Curlew Sandpiper – Barry Rankine

Fowey: Kayak trip to seven miles offshore straight out from Fowey today, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Minke Whale, 20 Bluefin Tuna, 30 Common Dolphin, 12 Harbour Porpoise. (R Kirwood)

Minke Whale – Rupert Kirkwood

Porth Chapel: Feeding frenzy this afternoon included c100 Common Dolphin, c10 Porpoise, 2+ Bluefin Tuna and 1 large whale sp. (R Archer)


Monday 25th March 2019

Rosudgeon: Red Kite over this morning at 08:15 being mobbed by gulls. Appeared to be interested in a dead badger on the A394. (S Rusga)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Drake Garganey,  1 Glossy Ibis, 60+ Sand Martin, 1+ Water Pipit, 1 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler; 1f Black Redstart in horse paddock. Also 4 imm drk Eider offshore. (R Veal, B Bosisto et al)

Glossy Ibis, John Lewis

Little Egret, John Lewis

Marazion: 3 Eider, 3 Common Scoter and 1 Great Northern Diver but all distant. (D Britton)

Porthgwarra: Red-rumped Swallow over the village before drifting up the valley at 11:05. Also 2 Shoveler, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Skylark and c12 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler male (showing well and singing occasionally/quietly late morning) at the sewage works. (M Pass) Also 1 Eider and 1 Common Scoter. (D Britton)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): Pectoral Sandpiper early afternoon but flew towards estuary. 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Knot, 1 Drake Garganey, 45+ Cattle Egrets 10+ Swallows and 150 Sand Martin. (P Roseveare)

Chapel Amble: Temmink’s Stint, 3 Ruff and a Green Sandpiper. (P Roseveare)

Land’s End: 3 Black Redstart along track to Greeb Farm.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: adult Ring-billed Gull. (B Bosisto ) Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field.

Polgigga: Siberian Chiffchaff calling by the duck pond. (I and J Miller)

Siberian Chiffchaff, John Miller

Hannafore: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (I Juliane)

Foage: male Ring Ouzel in field near farm at top of valley this afternoon. (P Clement)

Ring Ouzel, Pete Cement

Ring Ouzel, Pete Clement

Bude Marshes: 2 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Shelduck, 5 Buzzard, 4 Raven, 4 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler and 1 Chiffchaff. (N Bastin)

Chapel Carn Brea: Red Kite, sub ad over car park heading north 11:30. (J Miller)

Kenidjack: House Martin over west end of valley then flew north, 3 Wheatear (2 m,1 f), Willow Warbler, 10 + Chiffchaff. (P Clarke)

Cape Cornwall: 13 Linnets, 1 Raven, 4 Stonechat at the golf course. (M Holt)

Aire Point: 7 Wheatear. (M Holt)

Nanjizal: 2 Redwing, 1 Siskin. (B Bosisto)

Padstow: 3 Grey Partridge in fields at Crugmeer, 1 Barn Owl at Tregudda Gorge, 1 Chiffchaff in scrub at Hawkers Cove, 5 Mediterranean Gull following the plough in fields at Radar Station. (S Grose)

Lizard Point: 2 Risso’s Dolphin. (D Britton)

The Waterings, Housel Bay: 1m Black Redstart, 2 Chiffchaffs. (J Hawkey)

Penzance, private garden: I Holly Blue and 1 Peacock Butterfly. (T Mills)

Wheal Martyn (Carthew): 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Great Tit, 11 Coal Tit, 1 Mallard, 1 Wren, 2 Woodpigeon, 15 Jackdaw, 3 Robin. (K. Bowers)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kevin Bowers

Chaffinch, Kevin Bowers

Mallard, Kevin Bowers

Wren, Kevin Bowers


Saturday 23rd March 2019

Late news, 21/3/19, kayak trip round Mount’s Bay, Penzance: 3 Eider (2m, 1f); Mousehole: 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Puffin (2 miles off Mousehole) and 7+ Harbour Porpoise offshore. (R Kirkwood)

Puffin, Rupert Kirkwood

Puffin, Rupert Kirkwood

Mounts Bay: 1 Pacific Diver and 5 Great Northern Diver about 1.5 miles off Penzance from the Mermaid II. (M Elliot)

Chapel Amble: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, from gates behind pub then flew towards Walmsley Sanctuary, Temminck’s Stint still. (D Julian)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 m Garganey from roadside viewing platform. (S Rogers) Glossy Ibis until 12:45, when flushed by a photographer.  Also 1m Wheatear. (MJ Spicer)

Wheatear, Mike Spicer

Caerthillian: 1 Wryneck. also  2 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (T Phelps, M Pass and M Doyle)

Helston Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Curtis)

Crugmeer: 2 m+f Grey Partridge, 9 Mediterranean Gull following the plough in fields behind Great Crugmeer House. (S Grose)

St Merryn: 1 f Grey Partridge at Trecarne. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Black-necked Grebe in the NE arm. (DK Parker) Also 4 Cattle Egret and c50 Sand Martin. (M Ahmad)

Millbrook: 7 Cattle Egret still by the entrance to Stone Farm along Radford Lane.

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher,1 Chiffchaff in tamarisk bushes off the roundabout. (S Grose)

Helston Boating Lake: 15 Sand Martin and escapee Ferruginous Duck. (P Fraser)

Hell’s Mouth: 1 Wheatear in scrub @ 9.30. Geoff Rogers.

Land’s End: 3 Black Redstart (1m 2f), 2 Wheatear. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porth Joke: 1 Wheatear, 15 Sand Martin, 5 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Newquay: 1 Chiffchaff singing from trees along footpath behind Newquay Zoo this morning. (D Grose)

Long Rock: 2 Wheatear near train sheds. (P Fraser)

Amble Marshes: 1 Willow Warbler. (D Julian)

Lizard Point: 3cy Iceland Gull, c100 Manx Shearwater, 2 Shelduck and 1 Canada Goose past.(T Phelps and M Doyle)

St.Austell:  2 Nuthatch, 6 Dunnock, 1f Blue Tit in private garden. (C Hooper).

Blue Tit, C Hooper

Dunnock, C Hooper

Nuthatch, C Hooper

Praa Sands: 4 Great Northern Diver. (MJ Spicer)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Stock Dove, 5 Wheatear, 25+ White Wagtails, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Black-header Gull, 1 Pheasant. (T Phelps and M Doyle)

Cape Cornwall: 2 (m + f) Black Redstart. (M Holt)

Colan: 1 Green Woodpecker in donkey field behind church. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Coot, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swan in field behind hide at Burniere Point. (D Julian)