Late news,19/5, Rinsey Cliff to Trewarvas Cliff: 6 pairs Linnets, 8 Goldfinches, 2 Meadow Pipits, 3 m Stonechats, 10 Fulmar others on cliffs, 8 Kittiwakes and probably others on cliff ledges. (N Wills)
Lizard, Caerthillian: 1 Stone Curlew. (M Pass) Lizard, South Downs: 1 Stone Curlew relocated late morning, from Kynance road, in a field with burnt heather with signposted footpath to Lizard Downs. (M Pass) Still present to 14:30 at least. (M Spicer, S Turner) plus 1 Hobby and 3+ Cuckoo. (MJ Spicer, P Clement, B Hibbett) No sign this evening.
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis still 0930, also 1 Whimbrel. (C Moakes) Glossy Ibis plus pr Gadwall with 2 young. (MJ Spicer)
Godrevy: 1 Wood Sandpiper flew low over at 12:30 with a Greenshank, heading NE. (G Pullan)
Porth Nanven: 1s Iceland Gull still this morning. (P Clement) Same bird later reported flying East past Cape Cornwall at 13:00, then seen at the bottom of Kenidjack 13:28.
Gannel Estuary: 15 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper opp Rawley Point. (S Grose)
Trevilley: 2 House Martin. (J Hawkey)
Penryn: 1 Swift over this evening. (C Benton)
Callestick: Turtle Dove seen in private garden several times today. (L Wilson)
Gannel Estuary: 11 Whimbrel, 7 Canada Goose and 1 Common Sandpiper. (J Green)
Downderry: 23 Whimbrel and 4 Bar-tailed Godwits on the beach this evening. (A Payne)
Polgigga: 1 Stone Curlew in flight c10am before dropping into potato field from footpath between Trevilley and Higher Bosisto. (L Proctor). Later seen in flight again, appearing to drop down in fields North of Nanjizal 14:15. (R Veal, R Wilkins)
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) Quailsinging 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 Tealagain. (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)
Late news, 16.9, Constantine: 1 Dipper on stream by Sewage Works. (D Collins)
Late photos, 16/9, Hayle Estuary RSPB:
Common Crane – Mark Halliday
Common Crane – Mark Halliday
Wadebridge: 2 Cattle Egret still in field with cattle adjacent to the main hide at Walmsley, from Trewornan Bridge at 08:05.(S Grose) Later 6 Cattle Egret seen to fly from the field into Walmsley Sanctuary. (D Julian)
Nanjizal:Glossy Ibis over heading towards Land’s End. (P Roseveare)
Trethewey:Stone Curlew over, heading towards St Levan. (K Wilson)
Devoran Quay: 1 Osprey eating a fish, also 2 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 90+ Redshank, 80+ Curlew, 40+ Oystercatcher, 2 Sandwich Tern (1 adult, 1 young), 20+ Teal.. (J St Ledger S Williams) 2 Osprey still in the Devoran area in afternoon. (J Hicks)
Osprey – John St Ledger
Bar-tailed Godwit – John St Ledger
Sandwich Tern – John St Ledger
Sandwich Terns, Stephen Williams.
Lizard Point: 60 Great Shearwater. Also 9 Great Shearwater, 11 Sooty Shearwater, 3,000 Manx Shearwater per hour at peak, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua (10.30-15.30)
Restronguet Point: 1 Osprey. (J St Ledger)
Porthgwarra: 52 Great Shearwater, 24 Sooty Shearwater, 45 Balearic Shearwater and 5 Great Skua between 09:30 & 12:00. (M Elliott) Between 08:15 & 15:15 : 74 Great Shearwater, 62 Balearic Shearwater, 64 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Great Skua, 8 Puffin, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Storm Petrel est.5000 Manx Shearwater in the first hour. (S Stanbury). Also 1 Pomarine Skua and 1 Storm Petrel. (R Archer)
Mousehole: 22 Balearic Shearwater and 4 Sooty Shearwater. (M Elliott)
Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 5 Knot, 21 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 14 Dunlin, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper. (P Walsh, M Pass, S Williams)
Common Sandpiper, Stephen Williams.
Stithians Reservoir: Osprey still, also 16 Ringed Plover, 35 Dunlin, 3 Ruff, 24 Curlew, 3+ Greenshank, 6 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 1 Pintail, 1 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 1 Shoveler & 6 Wheatear. (A Jayne M Pass)
Loe Pool:Common Crane at Helston end of Loe Pool. (S Kolodziejski J Witheywood M Pass) Crane still at 1915. Also 2 Barn Owl, 1 Tawny Owl and 1 Water Rail. (D Wright and G Adams)
Late news, 15/10, Pencarrow: 1 Stone Curlew seen in flight at 7.15am. (T Potterton, A Bond)
Sennen: 1 Greater Short-toed Lark still present in ploughed field just SW of Escalls Chapel along with c40 Pied/White Wagtail and c30 Meadow Pipit. (B Dodd, T Mills)
Nanjizal: 109 ringed including 1 Blyth’s Reed Warbler and 10 Firecrest netted, also seen 1 Little Bunting, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. (K Wilson)
Mylor Churchtown, viewed from Sailing Club: 7 Black-necked Grebe (in two groups of 4 and 3) close to port and starboard buoys. (J St Ledger)
Porthilly Point: 2 Brent Geese, 3 Greenshank, 21 Mediterranean Gull,1 Spoonbill flew east towards Cant Hill, 4 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose).
St Ives: 1 Hoopoe in private garden on Higher Trewidden Road again this morning (P. Callaway)
Constantine: 1 Whinchat in scrubby field at NW of village, plus 3 Reed Bunting. (J Chapman). 1 Redwing and 1 Siskin over. (D Collins)
Sancreed: 1 Hawfinch west 08:30hrs (D Flumm)
Kenidjack: 3 Hawfinch, 4 Firecrest and 1 Spotted Flycatcher.
Rame: Large fall of Firecrests (c25), 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher Rame Church area. (C Buckland, M Beer et al) Also Hobby, Black Redstart, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 11 Chiffchaff, 14 Goldcrest, 6 Siskin, 6 Blackcap & Reed Bunting. (P Aley)
Red-breasted Flycatcher, Chris Buckland
Old Lizard Head: juv Purple Heron flew east at 10-20am and carried on round Lizard Point. (M Pass)
Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1m Long-tailed Duck flew in from South at 16:35 and landed on Lelant Saltings but no sign at 17:45. Also 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 near-ad Spoonbill on Lelant Saltings and 2 Firecrest behind the hide. (R Veal, M Spicer)
Gillan Creek, Helford: 126 Med Gulls (our highest ever count there), including 10 colour-ringed birds (M Grantham, E Inzani, G Wills)
Bartinney Down: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Water Rail. (C Moore, P Taylor, H Mitchell)
Land’s End: 2 Common Snipe, 1 Firecrest, 6 Chough, 1 hybrid Hooded Crow, 23 Skylark, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Blackcap, 1 Water Rail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Reed Bunting. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)
Porthgwarra: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler again by the car park. Also Large fall of Firecrest with at least 35 birds (20+ in 60ft covert), c10 Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Hawfinch, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk and 14 Golden Plover. (DK Parker)
Sennen: Turtle Dove on wires by Whitesands Lodge. (DK Parker)
Pendeen: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by entrance to Manor Farm. (L Thomson) A further 2 Yellow-browed Warbler by Coastguard Cottage.
St Levan: 1 Osprey flew east this morning. (D Helliar)
Pendower beach: 1 f Merlin in off sea plus many Portugese Man-‘o-War. (T Farr)
Percuil: Flock of 34 Mediterranean Gull on estuary late morning, plus 1 Firecrest in trees about 300m east of car park. Also Grey Plover & Black-tailed Godwit. (T Farr)
Falmouth: 6 Goldfinch, adults and juveniles in private garden. (E Tackley) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler reported.
Levant:2 Firecrest in my holiday cottage garden. (L Thomson)
Mylor: 1 m albino Common Pheasant in private garden. (the Moore family)
Common Pheaseant, the Moore family
Padstow Farm Shop: 2 Barn Owl, 1 Tawny Owl, at 23.16pm. (S Grose)
Polgigga:Yellow-browed Warbler halfway along Bosistow Lane near pines and showing well (15.30). Also Black Redstart at Higher Bosistow Farm. (Oriole Birding)
Late photo, 16/10 Lands End: 1 Starling sheltering from the gale force winds during storm Ophelia. (B Sharples)