Thursday 15th July 2021

Predannick Wollas – Soapy Cove: 1 Cuckoo. Butterflies include: Grayling; Dark Green & Small Pearl-bordered Fritiliaries; Ringlet; Common Blue; Small Copper; Meadow Brown. Grass Emerald Moth, Golden-ringed Dragonfly. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Rock Helipad Field : 2 ad Mediterranean Gull over, 19 Linnet, 1 Giant Woodwasp. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point : 9 Sandwich Tern, 38 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Turnstone, 2 Dunlin, 2 Skylark. (S Grose)

Park Head: 2 Wheatear (1 adult feeding 1 juvenile), 2 Cormorant, 12 linnet, 5 fulmar, >10 skylark, >10 herring gull including small juvenile (C Taylor)

Mawgan Porth: >12 Sand Martins (C Taylor)

Colliford Reservoir: 25 Wheatear western area around Deweymeads (7 adults, 18 juvs. Maybe 5-6 broods?), 3 pairs Pied Wagtail & 2 pairs Stonechat with young, 6 Great Crested Grebe. (D Flumm)

Downderry: Quail singing early morning. (A Payne)

Camel Estuary: 209 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, Singing Reed Warbler. (B Bosisto)

14/07 Tregeare: 1 Black Kite over high, circling and then moved South. (J Horsey)


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


Saturday 19th October 2019

Late photos 18/10, Cot: Subalpine Warbler sp. (M Walford)

Subalpine Warbler – Marek Walford

Subalpine Warbler – Marek Walford

Subalpine Warbler – Marek Walford

Subalpine Warbler – Marek Walford

Subalpine Warbler – Marek Walford

Crowlas vismig (0745-0815): 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Siskin, 16 Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Skylark, c70 Golden Plover, c120 Wood Pigeon. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers in car park copse, also 2 Firecrest and a Woodlark. (C Urquhart, T Phelps, L Thomson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Pink-footed Geese in with the Canada Goose flock. (S Murphy) 1w Little Gull from the causeway. (T MacGowan) Also Osprey at 09:30 over the garden centre. (R Veal) 1f Kingfisher, 10 Lapwing, 8 Redshank on Ryan’s Field. (M Webb)

Kingfisher – Martin Webb

Pendeen Watch: 08:00-13:00: 1 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua (ad + juv), 3 Great Skua, 11 Arctic Skua, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, 2 Grey Phalarope, 1 Turnstone, Red- throated Diver, 7 Common Scoter c2000 Kittiwake, 6 Med Gull, c4000 Auks mainly Razorbill, 11 Chough, 2 Raven. (J MaCallum-Stewart) 16:30 – 17:30 29 Common Scoter (groups of 5, 9, 4 & 11) and 4 Sandwich Terns. (J Hawkey)

St Agnes Head 08:00 to 10:00: 1 juv Pomarine Skua, 4 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1728 Kittiwake, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Common Scoter, 2 Cormorant, 2 Mallard. (P Roseveare)

Porthgwarra: Quail south of Roskestal Farm in 3rd field south of Porthloe House. (M Wallace) Also released White Stork over Gwennap. (J & J Elvin)

White Stork – John Elvin

Polgigga: Yellow-browed Warbler at the duckpond. (M Wallace)

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler in the donkey paddocks. (per M Ahmad)

Drift Reservoir: Cattle Egret again.

Marazion: Great Northern Diver, 30 Carrion Crow and 4 Redwing over. (P Fraser)

St Michael’s Mount: 50 Oystercatcher feeding and roosting at 08:00. (P Fraser)

Penzance: Adult Red-throated Diver still in the harbour and 18 Turnstone by car park, also drake Eider just offshore plus 32 Turnstone, 18 Ringed Plover, 4 Sanderling, 1 Rock Pipit at Jubilee Pool. (R Menari, R Treeby, DK Parker, M Webb)

Red-throated Diver – Dave Parker

Red-throated Diver – Dave Parker


Red-throated Diver – John Chapple

Mousehole: Yellow-browed Warbler west of village at Porthenys House where the coast path leaves the road, 3+ Firecrest between Mousehole and Newlyn. (M Elliott)

Newlyn: 2w Yellow-legged Gull  on the fish quay. (M Elliott)

College Reservoir: 6 Shoveler, 6 Wigeon, 84 Coot, 23 Moorhen, 2 Tufted Duck, (D Eva)

Whitecross area, Newquay: 60-80 Golden Plover flying overhead ( present all week), 6 Skylark, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Stonechat, 2 Dunnock, 8 Meadow Pipit, 5 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Wren, 5 Goldfinch, 8 Chaffinch, 6 House Sparrow, 5 Robin, 8 Blackbird, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard and 3 Raven. Also 3 Roe Deer plus  6 Red Admiral, 3 Painted Lady and 3 Large White butterflies. (D and S Thomas)

Windmill Farm: 2 Roe Deer, 12 Bullfinch (mostly male), 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Raven, 6 Stonechat. 1 Kestrel, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Swallow, 6 Skylark, 10 Redwing over, 18 Golden Plover. (J Evans)

Crugmeer / Hawkers Cove: 8 Raven, 5 Roe Deer, 68 Meadow Pipit, 41 Linnet, 3 Skylark, 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver just offshore, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Oystercatcher, 9 Turnstone, 1 f Sparrowhawk, 8 Stonechat, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Merlin, 89 Rook, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Song Thrush, 200+ Wood Pigeon. (S Grose)

Padstow, Trethillick Farm: 21 Mediterranean Gull following the plough, 250+ Golden Plover nr Trevisker Garden Centre. (S Grose)

Berah Tor: 50+ Golden Plover. ( A Parker )

Cubert Common to Porth Joke: 1 Merlin, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 1 male Blackcap, 12 Long Tailed Tits, 5 Goldcrest, 15 Chaffinch, 6 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 25 Linnet, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 17 Meadow Pipit, 7 Skylark. (C Mason)

Lizard Point: 1 Lesser Repoll, 15 Sisken over. (I Maclean) Also 2 Yellow-browed Warblers reported.

Church Cove: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Pied Flycatcher. (I Maclean)

St Newlyn East Downs: 7 Snipe, 74 Golden Plover overhead, 1 Merlin, 89 Meadow Pipit, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Kestrel, 1 Grey Heron standing in the middle of the moor. (S Grose)

Kynance Gate: Merlin and adult male Ring Ouzel. (S Croft)

Soapy Cove/Predannack: 8 Chough, 1 Peregrine. (M Nattrass)

Saturday 1st June 2019

Porthgwarra: Quail reported on path by the pool but flew south.

Crugmeer: 4 individual Grey Partridge, 13 Skylark, 6 Whitethroat, 1 Yellowhammer, 33 Rook, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Newlyn: 2cy Yellow-legged Gull on the Fish Quay. (M Elliott)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 pairs of Willow Warbler each feeding 6 young at nests, Reed Bunting and Bullfinch also nesting. (D Eva)

Tywardreath: 2 House Sparrow (Male and Female building nest inside junction box at top of telegraph pole), 1 Goldcrest in private garden. (R Barlow)

Croft Pascoe: 2 male, 1 female Cuckoo, 3 Chiffchaff, 1f Great Spotted Woodpecker. (V Skilton)

Newquay: 5 Swift over Sainsbury’s 1.30pm and over estate near River Gannel at 7pm (J Jelbert)

Porthgwarra: 24 Hummingbird Hawk Moth this afternoon. (M Wallace)

Mawgan in Meneage: Hummingbird Hawk Moth (S Chandler)


Tuesday 28th May 2019

Late news: 18/5, Helston Boating Lake: Presumed escape Ferruginous Duck. (J & D Chapman)

Late news, 25/5, Whitecross (Newquay): 4 Swallow, (no House Martin this year), 3 Linnter, pr Yellowhammer, 4 Skylark, 25 House Sparrow, 1 pr Robin + 2 young, 2 Dunnock, 3 Wren, 3 Blackbird + 3 young, 16 Magpie, 2 Buzzard, 25+ Long-tailed Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 pr Pied Wagtail + 5 young, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 singing Blackcap. Also 1 Brimstone laying eggs on Alder Buckthorn, 2 Orange-tip, 3 Speckled Wood, 1 Green-veined White. (D Thomas)

Brimstone – David Thomas

Stonechat – David Thomas

Late news, 27/5, Goss Moor: 2 Raven, 3 Buzzard, 2 pr Stonechat, 6 + Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Swallow, 8 House Martin. (D Thomas)

Late news: 27/5, Windmill Farm: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Dunlin, several Willow Warblers. (J & D Chapman)

Late news: 27/5, Constantine: 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (J & D Chapman)

St Wenn, South of Rosenannon: 1 Quail calling in hayfield in the evening. (A Bennallick)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis near the sanctuary fence at 12:00. (P Walsh) Also 64 Sanderling, 9 Dunlin, 4 imm drk Eider on/from the beach. (R Veal)

Sanderling, Reuben Veal

Plain-an-Gwarry: Turtle Dove reported in private garden again.

Penzance: 6 Purple Sandpipers still by Jubilee Pool, 1 Eider.

Stratton: c10 House Martin. (B Bryne)

Wadebridge: 1 Great spotted Woodpecker over blable gate area. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Bodmin Moor; De Lank Waterworks to De Lank Farm: 3 prs of Redstart – all feeding young, 2 prs of Wheatear  feeding young, 2 Cuckoo (heard), 1 Kestrel. Also 1 Roe Deer with young. (J St Ledger)

Redstart and young, John St Ledger

male Redstart, John St Ledger

Charlestown: 1m, 1f Blue Tits with nestlings. (D Hastilow)

Blue Tit, David Hastilow

St Ives, Man’s Head to Clodgy Point: 10+ Linnet and 1 Rock Pipit. (K Money)


Monday 27th May 2019

Late news, 26/5, Constantine: 1 Quail calling at 21:00. (T Pinfield)

Late news, 26th May, Drift Reservoir (members only): 40 Swift, c100 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Cadgwith: Bee-eater heading north at 11:30. (S Croft)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis back at 08:00 after an absence of a couple of days. (S Rogers, P Locker) Also 1 Turtle Dove reported still in private garden in Marazion. Also the Glossy Ibis, 2 (m, f) Linnet, 3 Moorhen, 2 Canada
Geese, 12 Jackdaw at 11.40am. (M Webb)

Glossy Ibis, Martin Webb

Marazion Beach: Large flock 30+ Sanderling and 12+ Dunlin at 11.10am. (M Webb)

Sanderling, Martin Webb

Dunlin, Martin Webb

Treyarnon Bay: 1 Grey Partridge, 2 Yellowhammer, 11 Skylark, 5 Raven, 2 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 6 Linnet, 1 Corn Bunting, 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Penzance: 8 Purple Sandpiper at Jubilee Pool rocks. (S Rogers) Also 2 (ad and imm drk) Eider, 7 Turnstone at 1315. (M Webb)

Eiders, Martin Webb

Brane: 1 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Cot Valley: Juv Iceland Gull in a field south of the valley at 10:20. (N Wheatley)

Colliford  Lake: 1 Red Kite south over dam at 8:45, 1 Cuckoo heard, also 2 Sand Martin. (M Beer)

Goonhilly Downs: 1 Cuckoo (D Eva) 4 Swift, 2 Cuckoo, 6 Skylark, 4 pairs Stonechat and 1 Little Grebe with 2 chicks at Croft Pascoe Pool. (H Norton)

Fistral Beach: 1 Puffin, 1 Kittiwake, 2 Fulmar, 1 Skylark, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 1 Kestrel, 21 Kittiwake past, 19 Fulmar, few Gannet, Razorbill, Guillemot. Also 3 Cream spot Tiger Moth. (S Grose)

3 Cream spot Tiger Moth – Shaun Grose

Truro: 3 Swift. (M Costa)

Temple: 4 Canada Goose, 1 Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 1 Cuckoo calling, 2 Raven, 2 Swallow heading north, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 1 Goldfinch. (RB Girling)

Goss Moor: 1 Treecreeper ringed. (P Roseveare)

Charlestown: 1m, 1f Bullfinch. (D Hastilow)

St Ives, Barnoon cemetery to Clodgy Point: 3+ Goldfinch, 1 Wren and 15+ Linnet. (K Money)

St Blazey: juvenile Dipper, 3 Swift, 2 Swallow. (R Hampshire)

Lostwithiel: pair Bullfinches on feeders in private garden. (E Mayhew)


Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Roy Phillips: It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Roy Phillips after losing his fight with cancer yesterday. He was well-known to many local birders and was well-respected for his birding skills and reports. He was a regular contributor to CBWPS and his most recent report on the 12th announced the fledging of robins in his beloved garden. He will be greatly missed. 

Late news, 21/4, Porth Reservoir: 3 prs of Great Crested Grebe & 2 Common Sandpiper on the spit. (T Carson)

Late news, 22/4, Gannel Estuary: 2 Whimbrel, and 1 Common Sandpiper up at the boating lake end. (T Carson)

Nanjizal/Polgigga: 1 Stone Curlew in field near Faraway Cottage mid-morning (M McKee) and a Marsh Harrier south over Higher Bosistow. (M Wallace) Also a singing Lesser Whitethroat along Bosistow Lane. (M McKee) Quail singing around Bosisto Farm. (R Veal, P Roseveare, S+P Rogers) Stone Curlew landed in field immediately west of Faraway Cottage at 17:20. (DK Parker)

Stone Curlew, Mike McKee

Skewjack: 1 m Green-winged Teal again. (M Wallace)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis again this afternoon.

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Little Ringed Plover ( circled reserve then flew north at 7:45am ), 8 Greenshank, 1 Lesser Whitethroat , 1 Lesser Redpoll. (B Bosisto) Also 7 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 4 Sand Martin. (D Trevelyan)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey over Ryan’s Field at 09.35. (P Brinton)

Chapel Porth: 1 Turtle Dove, also 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, and a Roe Deer. (d j curtis)

Lands End: 1 Lesser Whitethroat in Blackthorn SW of Swingates. (P St Pierre) Also 7 Swallow, 13 Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Curlew. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Gannel Estuary: at 8am, 2 Whimbrel & 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (T Carson)

Bartinney: 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Stonechat, 2 Skylark, 1 Whitethroat. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Tresillian River: 7 Whimbrel. (M Jones)

Bunny’s Hill, SW of Cardinham: 1 Cuckoo calling. Also Willow Warbler, Bullfinch. (I J Bennallick)

Mawgan Porth: 2 Whimbrel in-off, and 3 Manx Shearwater west. (J Turner)

Mevagissey: 7 Great Northern Diver (5 sum plum), 2 Purple Sandpiper, 4 Sandwich Tern off the harbour. 30 Manx Shearwater, 35 Gannet, 2 Kittiwake, 25 Guillemot, 35 auk sp SE. (S Roper)

Sennen: 1 Marsh Harrier over late evening. (P Roseveare, S Rogers)

Old Lizard Head: 6 Whimbrel, 4 White Wagtail, 2 Wheatear. (D Collins)

Kynance Cove: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling. (D Collins)

Windmill Farm: Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Read Bunting, Chiffchaff, Common Lizard (A Witheywood)

Sedge Warbler, A Witheywood

Willow Warbler, A Witheywood

Downderry: 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Whimbrel and 3 Common Gull early this morning. (A Payne)