Monday 3rd May 2021

Late News, 02/05/21 Penrose to Loe Bar: Herring Gulls, Starlings, House Sparrows, Magpie, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Robin, Woodpigeons, Wrens, Song Thrush, Crows, Chaffinch,  4 Chiffchaff, Pheasant, Jackdaw, Buzzard, 5 Goldfinch, Mallard, 3 Reed Warblers, Coot, pair Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, 2 Long-tailed tits, 6 Great Crested  Grebe, 2 Tufted duck, Moorhen, Cormorant. (P Day)

Late News, 02/05/21, Loe Bar: 6 Great Northern Diver. (P Day)

Late News, 02/05/21, Loe Bar to Porthleven: 17 Linnet,  2 Skylark, 4 Stonechat, one pair with 1 fledgling, 2 Whitethroat singing, 1 Seal, 5 Oystercatcher, Rock pipit, Mute Swan flew from harbour toward Loe pool. (P Day)

Late News, 02/05/21, Treeve Moor to Sennen: Ring Ouzel in Thicket at top of Treeve Moor showing well, 7 Linnets, Jackdaws, Crows, Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch. (P Day)

Late News, 02/05/21, Sennen: Dunnock, Swallow, Rook, 20+ Gannet. (P Day)

Late News, 02/05/21, Marazion: 18 Canada Geese,Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, many Swallow and Sand martin, 1 Ringed Plover and 1 Little Ringed Plover, Pied Wagtail. (P day)

Late News, 02/05/21, Longrock Pool: 1 Little Grebe. (P Day)

Late News, 02/05/21, Rosenithon (Godrevy Cove): 14 Whimbrel. (D Collins)

Late News, 02/05/21, St Columb Major: 2 Red Kite, 1 Swallow and 1 Kestrel from private garden. (R House)

Kenidjack Valley: 1 Red-throated Pipit (overhead just east of Sewage works at 15:07, low down due to wind, didn’t land, heading northwards – heard and seen), 2 Whitethroat, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 12 Whimbrel overhead northwards (P Nason)

Pendeen: 1 Whimbrel, 3 Purple Sandpiper, 4 Puffin. (P Combridge)

Porthgwarra (0530-1200): 13 Puffin, 300 Manx Shearwater, 19 Kittiwake, 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 7 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (S Rogers)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 4 (1m, 1f, 2juv) Stonechat, 2 Linnet, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Sand Martin, 19 Whimbrel, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (P Nason)

Little Ringed Plover – Mushaq Ahmad

Little Ringed Plover – Mushaq Ahmad

Little Ringed Plover – John Chapple
Little Ringed Plover – Richard Augarde
Praze: 1m Siskin in private garden. (T Parrell)

Siskin – Terry Parrell

Pennance Point: Black Guillemot, 200+ Manx Shearwater, 3 Great Northern Diver, 4 Kittiwake and 3 “Greenland” race Wheatear. (M Broadbent)

Devoran: 2 Stock Dove, 6 Whimbrel. (D Eva)

Penryn: 1m Siskin, 1m Bullfinch in Garden. (P Oldcorn)

Devichoys Wood: 2 Marsh Tit. (J Chapman)

St Agnes Head: adult Pomarine Skua at 4.50pm, 7 Whimbrel, 10 Kittiwake, 1 Puffin, 70 Manx Shearwater. (G Lawlor)

St Columb Road: 1f Sparrowhawk, 4m Greenfinch, 2 Swift. (A & B Tregunna)

Sparrowhawk – Brenda Tregunna

Wadebridge, Treraven Meadows: 1 m Mandarin (relentlessly pursuing f Mallard), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Jay, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff. (S Grose)

Hannafore, Looe: 13 Oystercatcher, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Mallard (1f,3m), 4 Stonechat (m,f,2juv), 2 House Sparrow, 14 Cormorant, 2 Pied wagtail, 2 Woodpigeon, 4 Carrion crow, 2 Robin (ad feeding juv), Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring gull, 1 Little egret (going E), 6 (5 going W,1E) Gannet, 1 Chaffinch (m), 1 Fulmar, 1 Shag, 1 Blackbird (m), 1 Dunnock. (T Wilkinson)

Downderry (SSW ~40mph): 3 summer plumage Great Northern Diver, 39 Manx Shearwater, 5 Fulmar, 3 Guillemot, 1 1st sum Common Gull, 1st sum Mediterranean Gull, 50+ Gannet & 100+ Swallow in off, over 3 hrs this morning. (P Kemp)In addition (moving west, 0610-0815), 2 Common Scoter, 3 Great Northern Diver, 44 Gannet, 7 Fulmar, 11 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 2 Kittiwake and c. 95 Auks. Inshore, 18 Whimbrel. Later, 1350-1540, 58 Gannet, 9 Fulmar, 160 Manx Shearwater, 1 Kittiwake and a Common Gull. (A Payne)

Tywardreath: Female Dunnock displaying to male as he removes sperm sack from her in private garden. (R. Barlow)


Sunday 2nd May 2021

Late news, 30/04/21,Buttermilk Hill: 11 pairs Meadow Pipits, 8 pairs of Linnets, 4 Wheatears, 4 Common Buzzards, 2 Ravens, Red-throated Pipit, 2 Cuckoos. (V Stratton)

Late news, 01/05/21, Buttermilk Hill: 4 Wheatears, 2 Cuckoos, 8 pairs of Linnets 12 pairs of Meadow Pipits, 40 plus Swallows. 2 Whitethroats, 2 male Stonechats, 3 Common Buzzards, 2 Ravens. (V Stratton)

Late news, 30/04/21, Chaple Amble: 10 Cattle Egrets in a field 1 mile north of the village next to the river Amble.
(A Tomkins)

Cattle Egret – Andrew Tomkins

Newlyn Harbour: 3 Lesser Black backed Gull, 1st winter American Herring Gull at 07.50am. (S Grose)

American Herring Gull – Shaun Grose

American Herring Gull – Shaun Grose

Botallack: 1 Woodchat Shrike (approx Grid Ref SW 362327), also 1 singing Whitethroat and many Swallow over. (T Mills et al) 40 Barn Swallow, 2 Northern Wheatear. (P Fraser)

Woodchat Shrike – Kate Dalziel

Woodchat Shrike – Kate Dalziel

Woodchat Shrike – Tony Mills

Kuggar: Rose-ringed Parakeet in private garden still. (A Damant)

Nanjizal: singing male Wood Warbler early am only. Also 1 Cuckoo calling distantly, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Siskin, c300 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Gadwall. Please keep to public rights of way. (J Ryan, R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Little Egret, 1 Stonechat, 2 Linnet, 2 Grey Heron. (M Tindall et al) also Channel Wagtail still. (M Spicer) Stonechat feeding young. 22 Whimbrel over at 3.00pm. (C Richards) 1 Ringed Plover, (M Jones) 10 Sand Martin, 4 Barn Swallow. (P Fraser)

Channel Wagtail – Mike Spicer

Channel Wagtail – Mike Spicer


Stonechat feeding young – Clive Richards

Little Ringed Plover – Clive Richards

Marazion Beach (evening): 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Barn Swallow. (P Fraser)

Land’s End: 375 Guillemot & 33 Razorbill on Armed Knight; c100 Swallow north, Sedge Warbler, 3 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1pr nesting Great Crested Grebe,5 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh:  6m +1f Blackcap, 1 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Newquay, Gwinear: 1 f Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Black Head near Coverack:  male Redstart. (D Wright)

Treleaver: Lesser Whitethroat. (D Wright)

Trewillis Farm, Coverack:  Lesser Whitethroat. (D Wright)

Coverack: 14 Whimbrel, 2 Wheatear, male Linnet. (D Collins)

Windmill Farm: Cuckoo. (D Wright)

Caerthillian: Garden Warbler, Whimbrel. (M Broadbent)

Goonzian Downs: 6 Yellowhammer, 1 Whitethroat. (A Newsham)

Goonhilly: pair of Canada geese with 6 goslings. (A Williams) 2 reeling Grasshopper Warbler. (M Broadbent)

Canada Geese – Alan Williams

Falmouth: Kestrel hovering above coast path between Swanpool and Gyllyngvase beaches. (E Tackley)

Truro: 1 Siskin in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Gannel Estuary: 34 Whimbrel. (M Lammas)

Goss Moor: 2 Cuckoo, Redpoll. (B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Chapel Amble: 4 Cattle Egret. (R.Bullman)

Widemouth Bay: 12 Whimbrel, 1 colour ringed Bar Tailed Godwit, c 120 active Sand Martin burrows (R.Bullman)

The Mouls, Polzeath: 13 Puffin. (P McKeogh)

Bastreet, Bodmin Moor: Grasshopper Warbler reeling this morning. (A Davey)

Grasshopper Warbler – Adrian Davey

Temple: Cuckoo on the wires this afternoon. (J Eames)

Cuckoo – Jim Eames

Bude Marshes: 1 Blackcap (M) Jay, Song Thrush, 4 Chiffchaff, Coal Tit. Blue & Great Tit, 5 Canada Geese, Shelduck, 2 Mute Swan 2 Cattle Egret, Mallard + 9 Duckling, Sedge & Reed Warbler singing. (R Maye)

Maer Lake: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Sanderling, 4 Greenshank, 24 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 White Wagtail. (S Border)

Rame Head Circular walk Church, Polhawn, Head: 42 Whitethroat, mostly singing males, 13 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 8 Skylark, 3 Raven, 4 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 1, Yellowhammer, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Wheatear. (D Clegg)


Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Late news, 21/7, Bude Marshes: 1 Great White Egret (A Taylor)

Late news, 21/7, St Austell: Green parakeet sighting (presumed escaped Rose-ringed Parakeet) in Poltair. (D Parkinson)

Heligan: 30+ Swifts and 12 Swallows over Sundial Garden – 9.45 am. (R. Barlow)

Kingsmill Lake: 13 Greenshank, c.50 Redshank, 5 Whimbrel, 71 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 adult Black-tailed Godwit & 1 juv Mediterranean Gull (P Kemp)

Lizard: 1 Dunlin at Windmill Farm. (D Wright)

Hayle Estuary: 106 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 16 Oystercatcher, 4 Redshank (N R Rogers)

Lower Tamar Lake: 7 Willow Tit, 18 Blue Tit, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4m Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Coot, 2 Mute Swan, 9 Canada Geese, 6 Great Tit, 4 Chaffinch, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 3 Jay, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackbird, c30 Mallard. (R Mudge)

Rock: 60+ Mediterranean Gull feeding on insects above Institute building. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 2 ad +2 juv Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 m Kingfisher from Anneka’s Bridge. (S Grose)

Newquay: 8 Little Egret over boating lake towards roost at Zoo. 8 Tawny Owl between Newquay Zoo and Trevemper Roundabout. (S Grose)

Ninestones: 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Stonechat, Swallows, 1 Buzzard, 3 Linnets, 1 Raven, 1 Robin, 2 Goldfinch,1 Chaffinch. (C&J Duffy)

Siblyback Lake: Black-headed Gulls, Herring Gull, 3 Linnets, 10 Common Sandpiper, Swallows, Swift, House Martins, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Pied Wagtails (C&J Duffy)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher. (R Menari)

Davidstow: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (M Ahmad)

Lelant: good numbers of Gulls catching flying insects throughout the afternoon; roughly 250 Herring Gull, 70 Black-headed Gull, 20 Mediterranean Gull and 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull of all ages. (R Veal)


Tuesday 1st May 2018

Late news, 28/4, Penpol: 1 Hoopoe in a private garden. (per J Rance)

Chapel Porth: Iberian Chiffchaff still in willow copse near old mine engine house about four hundred metres up the valley from the National Trust car park. Also there two singing Chiffchaff and a pair of Blackcaps. (R Butts)

Crackington Haven: 1 Tree Sparrow in private garden this evening  ( J & B Teague)

Tree Sparrow, Jerry Teague

Newlyn: 2cy Glaucous Gull still in the harbour. (L Proctor)

Nanjizal: Brief views of 2cy/female Golden Oriole, flew into valley and no further sign, also 2 Linnet, 1 male Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Blackbird. (P Freestone)

Par Market East Carpark: 1 Nuthatch, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet. (S Grose)

Sennen: Iceland Gull in ploughed field opposite Escalls Chapel. (PJ Freestone and B Dallas)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 23 Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Trevilley Farm: Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler all singing at entrance to Trevilley farm. Also Sparrowhawk and 2 Whimbrel over. (P Freestone)

Gwithian, St Gothian Sands NR: 1 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warblers, 30+ Sand Martin, 7 Swallows, 2 Skylark, 8 Linnet, 2 Coot, 17 Tufted Ducks, 4 Shelduck, 2 Mute Swans, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail (flew over), 8 Wheatear, 1 Reed Bunting, 12 Canada Geese, 3 Whimbrel and 2 GN Divers flew from inland out over Godrevy Head. (PJ Freestone)

Sand Martin – Paul Freestone

Reed Bunting – Paul Freestone

Whimbrel – Paul Freestone

Maer Lake: 7 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Dunlin, 1 Curlew. (S Border)

Marazion: 16 Whimbrel on the beach. (P Cashmore)

Sennen Cove: 23 Whimbrel. (P Cashmore)

Bude: 1 Sparrowhawk. (N Bastin)

Penlee: 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing for up to an hour along the ‘watch field’ hedges, also 5 Blackcap. ( M Beer, C Buckland)

Rame: 1 Willow Warbler ( M Beer, C Buckland)

Treburgie, Dobwalls: 5 Whimbrel in grass field feeding for about 30 minutes from 11.50 (C&J Duffy)

Penwithick: 2 Siskin, 1 Blue Ti, 7 House Sparrow , 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Robin. (K.Bowers)

Siskin, Kevin Bowers

Long-tailed Tit, Kevin Bowers

Buzzard, Kevin Bowers

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Buzzard. (K.Bowers)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Little Ringed Plover & 1 Grey Plover again. (A Davey)

Grey Plover, Adrian Davey

Little Ringed Plover, Adrian Davey

Little Ringed Plover, Adrian Davey

Downderry: seawatch this afternoon (1420-1605) produced 1 Great Skua, 15 Whimbrel and 105 Manx Shearwater west and 1 Arctic Skua and 11 Common Scoters east. (A Payne)

Cardinham Woods: 12+ Siskin inc at least one juv. at feeders. (B Taggart)


Sunday 17th December 2017

Porthpean: 21 Great Northern Diver, 4 Black-throated Diver 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 11 Common Scoter, 2 Surf Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, with 1 1stw Pomarine Skua feeding beyond the oyster farm and settled on the sea. (B Bosisto)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose) Sandy Cove: 4 Chiffchaff including 2 (non-calling) Siberian types. (D Nicholson) Also 2 Blackcap (m+f), 2 Firecrest, 1 Black Redstart and 1 Slavonian Grebe offshore distantly. (L Proctor, T Mills)

Slavonian Grebe, Tony Mills

Coverack, Mears Beach: 2 Black Redstart, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Stonechat all feeding around seaweed on the tide line.  Also 1 Firecrest on coast path (P Bedford)

Feock: 1 Hawfinch, 100 Greenfinch (D Eva, S Taylor)

Falmouth: 1m Blackcap in gardens behind Killigrew Street. (D Chaney)

Marazion Beach: 102 Sanderling in front of carpark. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: 5 Sparrowhawk, 3 Snipe, 1 Chiffchaff, 10 Bullfinch, 3 Stonechat, 9 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare and 2 Roe Deer this morning. (D Wright)

Wacker Quay: 3 Spoonbill, 76 Avocet, 60+ Teal, 26 Wigeon, 6 Black tailed godwit. (C Ellis)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 28 Mediterranean Gull. Carnsew Pool: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 fem Sparrowhawk, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 3 Greenshank. (S Grose)

Penzance: 1 sub-adult Caspian Gull; the same bird as at Hayle yesterday, on the rocks off Jubilee Pool this morning where it showed at much closer range. Penzance Harbour: 4 Great Northern Diver and a brief Velvet Scoter. (D Nicholson) Off Jubilee Pool:1 Slavonian Grebe then flew out of bay, 1 Red-throated Diver (with fishing line around it’s neck but it appeared to be coping), 1 Black-throated Diver, 13 Great Northern Diver  (R Veal)

Velvet Scoter, Dean Nicholson

Eider, Dean Nicholson

Caspian Gull, Dean Nicholson

Caspian Gull, Dean Nicholson

Caspian Gull, Dean Nicholson

Caspian Gull, Dean Nicholson

Kenneggy Cove: 9 Fulmar (colony), 1 Blackcap f (non-ringed), 1 Firecrest, 1 Kestrel, (J Evans)

Veryan: Several sightings of a single male Blackcap in private garden today. (N Knight)

Stithians Reservoir:  Pair of Great-spotted Woodpecker showing well,  4 Greenfinch,  10 Long -tailed Tit,  2 Reed bunting  4 Coal Tit,  2 Chiffchaff,  1 Jay,  1 Coot,  Chaffinch,  Blue Tit and Great tit and 1 male Mandarin amid Mallard, all from southern cut-off hide. (A James)

Mandarin, Alan James

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Goosander, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 23 Tufted Duck, 19 Teal, 1 Water Rail, 1 Hybrid Hooded Crow. (S Grose)

Gwithian Towans: 21 Common Gull, 3 Kittiwake, 5 Razorbill, feeding with Grey Seals. (S Grose)

St Merryn, Trevithick estate: 2 Blackcap 1 Robin 4 Blue Tit 22 House Sparrow 3 Blackbird 1 Song Thrush feeding on compost heap and 7 Starling. (R Hughes)

Newtown St Martin: 8 Cattle Egret in cattle field on edge of village. (J Selby)

Traboe Cross: 1 Red Kite flew west at midday. (J Selby)

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull with limp still present today. (J Selby)

Trebah Gardens: 30+ Brambling. (G Adams)

Durgan, Greeb Beach: 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (G Adams)

St Austell: 1 Blackcap in Daniels Lane. (B Bobisto)

Carluddon: 1 Woodcock. (B Bobisto)

Mabe: 2 Blackcap (1m and 1f), 1 Reed Bunting and 4 Long-tailed Tits on garden feeder. (G and H Adams)

Penzance: Probable Rose-ringed Parakeet of unknown origin in Penlee Gardens. (M Grantham) Also 1 Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 6 Long-tailed Tit and 12 Redwing. (DK Parker)