Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Late news, 1/10, Padstow: 2 Barn Owl between Padstow football club and Trevisker garden centre before midnight, 1 Barn Owl also seen over Trelow Downs. (S Grose)

Late news, 01/10, Ruan Lanihorne saltmarsh: High tide18:00, 36 wigeon. First ones I’ve seen here this Autumn. (D Hall)

Late news, 01/10, Plaidy, Looe – Swallows in three groups of 5, 5 and 2. (C&J Duffy)

Marazion Beach: 20 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 9 Wheatear, 50+ Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 7 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin, 35 Turnstone, 15 Ringed Plover & 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 9 Reed Bunting, 70+ Meadow Pipit. (R Veal)

Nanjizal: Blyth’s Reed Warbler, 77 Blackcap, 3 Reed Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 2 Redstart, 15 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Goldcrest trapped and ringed. Red-throated Pipit seen in with Meadow Pipits. (K Wilson)

Southerly Point, The Lizard: 1 Long-tailed Skua (pale imm.), 7 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Common Scoter, 1 Eider, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern. (G Adams)

Lizard Point: 1 Richard’s Pipit flew over Lizard lighthouse calling at 08:50. (I Maclean)

Church Cove: 1 Red-eyed Vireo, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest. (D Collins et al)

Red-eyed Vireo Philip Carter

Red-eyed Vireo Steve Rowe

Red-eyed Vireo Steve Rowe

Red-eyed Video – John Chapple


Lizard area: 1 Red Eyed Vireo, 1 Rosy Starling, 1 Hobby, 3 Firecrest, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Wheatear, 1 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin. ( M Pass )

Cot Valley: Greenish Warbler, between ‘Cot Valley Cottage’ and the ruined Mill, in sycamores and in garden on S side. Very elusive, with tit flock, and perhaps moving up the valley early afternoon. (G Pullan) Also 2 Firecrests. (M Ahmad)

Firecrest – Mashuq Ahmad

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler in the donkey paddocks also Firecrest. (P Clement) Monarch briefly but flew over sewage works. (P Clarke)

Trevilley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (P St Pierre)

Rame: Yellow-browed Warbler in Holm Oak by coast path 200 yds east of junction of paths.

Nanquidno: 19 Chough. (B Hibbert)

Wacker Quay: Spotted Redshank and ringtail Hen Harrier over east. (J Rance)

Rock: 4 Redwing over, 2 Raven, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Buzzard, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 60+ Rook from private garden. (S Grose)

Towan Head, Newquay: Snow Bunting at 11:30. (A Foster)

Snow Bunting – Alan Foster

Snow Bunting – Alan Foster

Penzance: Presumed escaped Ring-necked Parakeet in the cemetery. (P Cox) Also over the college. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: Pied Flycatcher, 5 Blackcap & 12 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Tregidden: 1 Dipper in the ford at 07:45 before being flushed by a car. (B Nicholls)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 9 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Ruffs, 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Brent Geese, 7+ Mediterranean Gulls but 1 Peregrine over at 15:00 scattered everything. Flew off south. (R Butts) Osprey again this morning. (P Ash, R Penny) 3 Ospreys reported this afternoon.

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap in garden (D Hastilow)

Lizard Village: Juv Rosy Starling on wires. (R Veal, A Witheywood)

Rosy Starling – Andrew Witheywood

Caerthillian: 1 Hobby, 1 Firecrest, 1 Reed Warbler. Also c300 Meadow Pipit and c70 Skylark over in 1.5 hours. (R Veal)

Helston: 1 escaped Ferruginous Duck still. (R Veal)

Polbathic Creek: 50 Goldfinch on/around 5 feeders (back to winter numbers). (A Blonden)

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 150 Meadow Pipit, arriving in off the sea all the time. Also 2 Whinchat,  6 Wheatear, 12 Stonechat, 2 Sparrowhawks, female and young male, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Ring Ouzel. (V Stratton)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: 29 Mute Swan, 250+ Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 7 Mallard, 11 Wigeon, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 36 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Moorhen, 70 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 2 Turnstone, 30 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 65 Redshank, 8 Greenshank, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 95 Curlew, 150 Black-headed Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 190 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Wood Pigeon, 3 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 1 Great tit, 1 Blue tit, 1 Coal tit, 1 Long-tailed tit, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 5 Rook, 7 Carrion crow, 1 Raven, 8 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Painted Lady, 8 Speckled Wood. (M Scawen et al.)

Mermaid II wildlife cruise: Minke, Bluefin Tuna, Common Dolphin, 12+ Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater Great Skua, 2w & juv Yellow-legged Gull. Also Coot sp 3 miles off Lamorna. (M Elliott)

Constantine Bay to Porthtowan: 7 Wheatears, a few Chiffchaffs, 6 Med Gulls and 5 Purple Sandpipers roosting on the rocks at Treyarnon Point. (T Codlin)

Carne Creek: 1 Mandarin Duck. (P Wood)

Mandarin – Peter Wood


Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Rinsey Head: Richard’s Pipit over NW, also 4 Black-throated Diver.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis, drake Garganey and 1 Water Pipit. (P Walsh)

Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only): 60 Cattle Egret in fields to the north. (A Langdon) Also 1 Garganey.

Trewornan: 42 Cattle Egret at Gutt Bridge. (D Julian)

Camel Estuary: 2 Whooper Swan and 7 Greenshank at Burniere. (A Langdon)

Penzance: 3 Eider on rocks ESE of Jubilee Pool at 10:45, later at 15:30, 17 Purple Sandpiper on rocks NE adjacent to Jubilee Pool. (K J Chamberlain)

Trevose Head: 1 Great Skua and 2 Puffin. (P Roseveare)

Padstow: 4 Sandwich Tern. (P Roseveare)


Thursday 28th February 2019

Late news, 27/02, St Ives: Humpback Whale off NCI lookout in evening. (M Amos)

Late news, 27/02, Carnkie: Report of probable Vagrant Emperor dragonfly at Carnkie. (per D Chaney)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint, 1 Ruff, 6 Cattle Egret, 3 Swallow. (B Mellow)

Coverack: Pallas’s Warbler briefly at 15:30 upstream from sewage works in willows c.50m up footpath to St. Keverne. (L Hill & P Chapman). 3rd Winter Yellow-legged Gull in harbour. (S Bury)

Yellow-legged Gull, Steve Bury

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit. (P Freestone) Ryan’s field: Spoonbill late afternoon. (S Lane)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis still early am. (P Walsh)

Camel Estuary, Burniere: 4 Whooper Swan. (B Mellow) Tregunna: 1 Curlew Sandpiper. (B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 83 Cattle Egret, 75 Black tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 1 Knot, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Spoonbill, 1 Water Pipit, 24 Gadwall, 25 Shoveler, 2 Pintail, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Sand Martin. (B Bosisto)

Cape Cornwall: Swift (S Mayes)

Kenidjack: 16 Chough (S Mayes)

Lizard Point: Merlin (ad female) in fields behind NT car park at 16:00. (L Hill & P Chapman)

Housel Bay: 1 Swallow, 9 Pied Wagtail. (D Collins)

Kingsmill Lake: 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, c.45 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, c.30 Redshank, c40 Curlew, c.120 Dunlin, c.70 Teal, c.70 Wigeon, 4 Barnacle Geese with 30 Canada Geese. Also 21 Redwing by CP. (P Kemp)

Dobwalls: Male and female Siskin present, plus a Moorhen spent the day wandering around our garden and climbing an 8′ hedge! (C&J Duffy)

Porthcurno: 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Goldeneye, 2 Great Crested Grebe in courtship display, 2 Snipe, from Stuart Hutchings hide. 5 Reed Bunting (3 male, 2 female) on and under feeders at Southern cut-off hide. (J St Ledger)

Godrevy/North Cliffs: 3 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 6 Stonechat, 1 Peregrine, 1 (unconfirmed) Richard’s Pipit in gorse stubble recently cut near Godrevy overlook, 2 colony of Fulmar (approximately 10 pair in each), 1 Shag, 1 Skylark singing, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Painted Lady, 8 Grey Seal (2 in courtship behaviour). (J Evans)

Crugmeer: 1 Short Eared Owl, 2 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Nancegollan: 1m Marsh Harrier over east. (D Chaney)

Porkellis: c30 Fieldfare. (D Chaney)


Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Lower Tamar lake: 1 female Ring-necked Duck. (J Rance)

Ring-necked Duck – John Rance

Chapel Amble: 1 Little Egret, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Redshank, 16 Snipe, 400 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 1 Temmincks Stint, 4 Water Pipit , 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Mistle Thrush,1 leucistic Starling. (B Bosisto, L Payne) 1 Temminck’s Stint, 7 Water Pipits, 4 Green Sandpiper, c2200 Golden Plover, c2000 Lapwing, 3 Ruff, Tawny Owl, c15 Redwing, 8 Pied Wagtail this afternoon. (A Langdon)

Trewornan, Camel Estuary: 24 Mute Swan , 4 Whooper Swan , 1 Bar-headed Goose (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Towan Beach: 4 Cirl Bunting (D Eva)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Common Sandpiper (D Eva)

Pendower: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Black-throated Diver, 8+ Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Scoter, 9 Guillemot. (D Eva, R Veal, DK Parker, R Wilkins)

Portscatho/Porthcurnick: 1f Long-tailed Duck, 4 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver. (D Eva, R Wilkins, DK Parker, R Veal et al)

Carrick Roads: 1f Velvet Scoter, 8 Black-necked Grebe, 13 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (DK Parker, R Wilkins, R Veal)

Devoran: 1w Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Spotted Redshank at Tallack’s Creek high tide roost. (DK Parker, R Veal, R Wilkins)

Porthpean: possible juv/f Surf Scoter with c20 Common Scoter. Also 2 Great Northern Diver, Peregrine & 2 Harbour Porpoise. (P Aley, I Teague)

North Cliffs: Richard’s Pipit still in sheep field opposite Tehidy north entrance. (M Spicer, M Ahmad, B Hibbet, P Clement). Also 6 (1 ad, 5 imm) Whooper Swan in fields just NE of Hell’s mouth cafe. (DK Parker, R Veal et al)

Whooper Swans, Roger Butts

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 2 (mf) Stonechat, with 30+ Gannet and 40+ Kittiwake offshore and in the roads, 20 Common Dolphin inside Carrick Roads. Castle Beach: 1 Redshank, 2 Whimbrel, 20+ Turnstone. Gyllyngvase Beach: 1 1st spring male Eider in the surf, then flew east, Swanpool: 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Coal Tit, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 35 Goldfinch over, 2 Water Rail and 10 Fulmar on cliffs. Prince of Wales Pier: Herring Gull; Blue 019. (D Chaney)

Penryn, Gorrangorras: 1 Kingfisher, 45 Teal, 3 Little Egret, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Greenshank, 36 Redshank, 7 Curlew. (D Chaney)

Carrick Roads: 6+ Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver from Mylor Churchtown. (D Chaney)

St Ives: 2 Stonechats, male & female following each other on The Island. (K Money)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: 21 Mute Swan, 4 Whooper Swan, 120 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 63 Shelduck, 27 Mallard, 24 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 7 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 13 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 95 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 37 Grey Plover, c.4000 Golden Plover, 250 Lapwing, 3 Turnstone, 200 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 70 Redshank, 3
Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 140 Curlew, 180 Black-headed Gull, 6 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 90 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 3 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Redwing, 5 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 6 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 5 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 12 Chaffinch. (M Scawen et al.)

Windmill Farm: 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 m Hen Harrier. (R Evershed)


Tuesday 1st January 2019

Pendower: Pacific Diver still present.

Portscatho: Long-tailed Duck and summer plumaged Black Guillemot. (R Wilkins, R Augarde)

Gerrans Bay: 5 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Black-throated Diver, 12 Great Northern Diver, 10 Grey Plover (resting on rocks). Viewed between Porthcurnick and Porthbean beaches. (J St Ledger) Also 1 Red throated Diver and 1 Red necked Grebe. (R Augarde M Jones).

Slavonian Grebe, John St Ledger

Grey Plover, John St Ledger

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret. (D Flumm) 5 Cattle Egret visible from Drift Reservoir car park in the afternoon. (J Swann) 4 Cattle Egret viewed from car park and Great Crested Grebe on reservoir. (P.Freestone)

Land’s End: 4 Chough, hybrid Hooded Crow. (D Flumm)

Chough, Dave Flumm

hybrid Hooded Crow, Dave Flumm

Penzance: 1 Black Redstart by Jubilee Pool. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Glossy Ibis flew east along the beach and circled over the bay mobbed by crows before being lost to view. (M Elliott) 1 Chiffchaff in private garden. (R Phillips)

Bodrifty, north of Madron: c200 Fieldfares flying low east. (R Phillips)

Men-an-Tol: 1 male Hen Harrier at 16:25. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Merlin and 100+ Fieldfare. (P.Freestone)

Newlyn: 1w Yellow-legged Gull in the harbour. (M Elliott)

Maer Lake: 700+ Golden Plover, 400+ Lapwings, c. 50 Curlews, 2 Knot, 24 Teal, Mallard, Canada Geese, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Fox. (H Kendall)

Marazaion Marsh RSPB: 1 Firecrest at Longrock Pool. (R Veal) Yellow-browed Warbler still along eastern edge by wooden holiday chalet. Also 2 Firecrest, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Water Rail, 2 Stonechat and Coal Tit. (P Freestone)

Marazion: 5 Eider offshore. (P Freestone)

A30 Longrock: Barn Owl. (P Freestone)

Mount’s Bay: 1 1w drake Eider, c15 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Diver and 2 Great Northern Diver from the Station House. (R Veal, DK Parker)

Tehidy CP: Richard’s Pipit still in sheep field opposite northern entrance, also 2+ Lapland Bunting in nearby stubbles. (R Veal, DK Parker)

Hell’s Mouth: 6 Whooper Swan visible from North Cliffs CP. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, P Freestone) 32 Fulmar, 100+ Jackdaw, Shag and Kestrel. (P Freestone)

Coverack: Yellow-browed Warbler below the sewage works. (J Foster) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3f Eider, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Firecrest, 1 Peregrine, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Blackcap, 1 Fieldfare. (D Beadle)

Penrose Park: Yellow-browed Warbler below the sewage works. (J Foster)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Yellow-legged Gull over the high tide and ad Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field. (M Halliday et al.) Redshank, Greenshank, 13 Grey Plover, drk Shoveler, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, Spoonbill (Ryan’s Field), Rock Pipit, 11 Snipe. (P Freestone)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank (B Toms)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Great Northern Diver. (N Banks)

Carrick Roads: 1 Velvet Scoter, 18 Black-necked Grebe, 18 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Northern Diver, 30 Common Dolphins. (D Eva)

Stithians: 1 female Goldeneye. (D Eva)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe at S end, 2 Nuthatch, 100 Redwing. (D Chaney)

Mabe: 1 Woodcock, 1 Chiffchaff in private garden. (D Chaney)

Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swans in field behind Burniere hide (D Trevelyan)

Whooper Swan, Dan Trevelyan

Gurnards Head: 16 Chough. (P Moore)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Great Skua and two schools of about 20 Common Dolphins. (N Wheatley)

Polwheveral Creek: 37 Shelduck, 2 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher. (D Collins)

Constantine Sewage Treatment Works: I Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff. (D Collins)

Porthoustock: 2 Black Redstart (1 male and 1 female) on the beach this afternoon. (P Tongue)

Connor Downs: Barn Owl and Tawny Owl on Treeve Lane at 03:20. Great-spotted Woodpecker, 2 Meadow Pipits, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, House Sparrow, Song Thrush in garden (P Freestone)

St Gothian Sands: 3 drk and 2 female Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 14 Coot, 4 Little Grebe, 110 Teal, 16 Tufted Duck, 3 Shelduck, 2 Pied Wagtails, 2 Magpie, 16 Oystercatcher, 11 Curlew, 48 GBB Gull, 15 BH Gull, 14+ Moorhen, 25 Mallard, 20+ Kittiwake offshore, Shag, 32 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan. (P Freestone)

Gluvian: 55 species around Gluvian. Woodpigeon , 2 Stock Dove, Collared Dove , 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Magpie, Raven , Rook, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Long-tailed Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, 4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Robin, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 120 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Dipper, 10 Fieldfare , 60 Redwing , 20 Song Thrush, Blackbird, 3 Cormorant, Mistle Thrush, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, House Sparrow, Dunnock, 14 Yellowhammer, Starling, 3 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Wren, Canada Goose, Mallard, Snipe, Grey Heron, Moorhen , 4 Water Rail, Pheasant , 6 Red-Legged Partridge , Buzzard, Feral Pigeon. (B Bosisto L Payne)


Thursday 27th December 2018

Late news, 26/12/18. Roseland: 2 Barn Owl prospecting the marshes on the Ruan Lanihorne saltmarsh near the village at 3.30pm. (per Maria Richards)

Sancreed: 5 Cattle Egret with cattle at Sellan Fm 16:35, 2 found earlier same fields by M Ahmad. (D Flumm)

Tehidy: 1 Richard’s Pipit still in sheep field opposite north entrance to Tehidy Park. Also 1 Merlin, c150 Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Brew Sewage Works: 3 Siberian Chiffchaff. (M Ahmad)

Coverack: Yellow-browed Warbler and Peacock Butterfly at the sewage works. Red-throated Diver and 3 Eider in the bay. (J Foster)

Par beach pool: 1 Whooper Swan. (J Rance) Spit beach: 2 Great Northern Diver close in , 2 Brent geese. (G Barter)

St Clement, Tresemple Pool: 1 Kingfisher, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 51 Curlew feeding in field behind. Tresillian River: 26 Mute Swan, 99 Redshank, 41 Curlew, 5 Greenshank, 21 Shelduck, 84 Teal. (S Grose)

St Dennis: Male Hen Harrier 9:40 at great distance mobbed by carrion crow and flew towards Newquay. (P Ash)

Hen Harrier – Paul Ash

Hen Harrier – Paul Ash

Sennen Cove: 1 Common Scoter, c20 Common Dolphin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Also Great Northern Diver and  3 Mediterranean Gull early morning. (J Miller)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 600+ Lapwing, Greylag, 100+ Canada Goose, Curlew, Golden Plover, Gadwall, Mallard, Shoveler, Pintail, Teal, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Stonechat, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Dunnock & Fox. (S Marquis)

Lower Tamar Lake: 28 Goosander, 3 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 4 Cormorant, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Tufted Duck, 1m Reed Bunting, 2 Snipe, 2 Gadwall, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Nuthatch. (R Mudge)

Carrick Roads: 3 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Red-breasted Merganser (D Eva)

Penzance: 1 Brent Goose off the promenade. (B Dodd) Jubilee Pool: 29 Purple Sandpiper and 1 m Black Redstart. (M Ahmad)

Praa Sands: 1 f Black Redstart. (MJ Spicer)

Black redstart – Mike Spicer

Park Head: 1 Peregrine, 2 Grey Wagtail, 100 Skylark, 6 Yellowhammer, 4 Painted Lady and 1 Peacock Butterfly. ( B Bosisto L Payne )

Mawgan Porth: 120 Lapwing, 10 Common Snipe. ( B Bosisto L Payne )

St Eval Airfield: 110 Golden Plover,  1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Stock Dove, 90 Skylark. (B Bosisto, L Payne )

Boscregan: 1 Woodlark. (C Moore)

Kelynack: 30 Common Snipe. (C Moore)

Falmouth: 1 Little Grebe from church Street car park. (S Grose)

Swanpool Beach: 2 Mediterranean Gull on rocks to the right below restaurant. Swanpool : 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Loe Pool: 32 Shoveler, 40 Cormorant including a raft of 35, 17 Pochard, 6 Goosander. Also  a Moorhen ascending a 1.4m upright Bulrush stem to pluck seeds from the seedhead. (G Adams)

Newquay, A392 by Hendra Holiday Park: 1 Barn Owl at 4.45 (C.Yates)

Navax Point: 4 Dartford Warbler (including male in song). (S Rowe, T Carson)

Dartford Warbler, Steve Rowe

St Gothian Sands LNR: 80 Teal, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Wigeon, 3 Shelduck, 2 Little Grebe. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Hannafore, Looe: 2 Peregrine (in the same tree), 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Stonechat. (D Spooner)

Peregrine, Derek Spooner

Peregrine, Derek Spooner

Mount’s Bay kayak trip today: 3 flypast Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Scoter, 19+ Purple Sandpiper, 5+ Harbour Porpoise. (R Kirkwood)

Red-throated Diver, Rupert Kirkwood

Purple Sandpiper, Rupert Kirkwood

Pentire Point West: 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field:1 Bullfinch , 1 Kingfisher , 8 Black-headed Gull , 1 Song Thrush . (K. Bowers)

Black-headed Gull, Kevin Bowers

Lapwing, Kevin Bowers

Kingfisher, Kevin Bowers

Bullfinch, Kevin Bowers

St Ives: 2 Black Redstart, 1 male and 2 female still at Barnoon cemetery today. (M Rouncefield)

Black Redstart, Marlene Rouncefield

Black Redstart, Marlene Rouncefield

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier (D Eva)

Pendeen: 3 Painted Lady butterflies. (J Miller)

Colliford Reservoir: 10 Goosander (2 males),  3 huge dusk gull roost areas of mostly Lesser Black-backed Gulls. 200+ Fieldfare. (B Craven)

Dozmary Pool: 3 Shoveler, 1 Goldeneye. (B Craven)


Saturday 22nd December 2018

Late news, 21/12/18, Brew: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewage works. (M Ahmad)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Mashuq Ahmad

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Water Pipit at the eastern end. (M Ahmad)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Caspian Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull and Spoonbill still. (M Ahmad)

Tehidy: 1 Richard’s Pipit still present, commuting between the grassy field at the entrance and the sheep field opposite. (D Eva)

Falmouth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at S end of Swanvale between Silverdale Road and the pumping station. (S Jackson)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 male Blackcap. (S Grose)

Penzance: 18 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 23 Sanderling, 2 Oystercatcher, 9 Ringed Plover & 27 Turnstone at Jubilee Pool. (P Ash)

Purple Sandpipers – Paul Ash

Fistral Beach /Towan Head: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Kestrel, 3 Black Redstart, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Stonechat, 21 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 19 Turnstone, 7 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Pendower: 12 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Red-necked Grebe. (S Rowe)

St Anthony Head: 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Cirl Bunting, 20 Chaffinch, 20 Goldfinch. (S Rowe)

Killigerran Head: 5 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver. (S Rowe)

Portscatho: 4 Yellowhammmer, 5 Reed Bunting, 100 Chaffinch, 30 Linnet. (S Rowe)

St Mawes: 1 (1w m) Eider, 5 Little Grebe. (S Rowe)

Loe Pool: 14 Shoveler (6m, 8f) and 38 Pochard. (B Dodd)

Coombe: 6 Whooper Swan between Coombe and Hell’s Mouth, just short of B3301. (M Tuffs)

Newquay Harbour: 1 male Blackcap, 1 Raven. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: Male Hen Harrier. (T Thirlaway)

Hen Harrier – Terence Thirlaway

Hen Harrier – Terence Thirlaway

Whipsiderry: 2 Peregrine Falcon, 6 Corn Bunting, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer, 5 Stonechat, 3 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Coverack: 3f Eider. (D Beadle)

Godolphin Cross: Blackcap (m) defending feeder against all comers. (C Richards)

Truro: 1 Chiffchaff in a private garden. (K & J Mortimore)