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)

Friday 18th October 2019

Late news, 17/10, St Ives: Brent Goose in the harbour, 4 Mediterranean Gulls flew into bay past the island at 12.30. (C Richards)

Cot Valley: Subalpine Warbler on the right of the tarmac track to Hendra on the top of the bracken slope SW3633 3048. Still present late morning at least but elusive. (P Roseveare et al.) Lesser whitethroat top off the valley. (S Turner)

Subalpine Warbler – Nick Truby

Subalpine Warbler – Nick Truby

Subalpine Warbler – Nick Truby

Subalpine Warbler – Nick Truby

Lizard Point (07:45-09:30): 2 CY 1 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Manx Shearwater. (I Maclean)

Long Rock: Great White Egret on Long Rock beach flying towards Penzance at 13:15. (K.Robinson)

Constantine: 4 Cattle Egret at Polwaltha Farm.

Drift Reservoir: 2 Cattle Egret, plus Yellow -browed Warbler in wood below car park.

Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 22 Coot, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Penzance: Ad Red-throated Diver still in the harbour and Sanderling with the many Turnstone and Ringed Plover on Battery Rocks. (L Proctor, M Ahmad, C Richards)

Red-throated Diver – Linton Proctor

Red-throated Diver – Linton Proctor

Red-throated Diver – Mashuq Ahmad

Carbis Bay: Great Northern Diver. (J&T Holter)

Newlyn: Sum plum Great Northern diver off Sandy Cove. (R Menari)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, 8 Curlew, 2 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Porthcuno: Willow Warbler. (S Turner)

Penlee Point 12:00 – 15:30: 1 dark phase Arctic Skua , 2 Sandwich Tern , 1 Common Scoter. (K Pellow)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Osprey again. (N Duggan)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Grey Phalarope south at 11:25, also 1 Balearic Shearwater, Gannets moving south at a rate of c750/hour. (D Chown)

Monday 16th April 2018

Late news, 15/4, Bass Point: 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (M Pass)

Lizard: Male Subalpine Warbler (probably Western) at the top of Caerthillian by the stile. (M Pass)

Tamar Estuary: Glossy Ibis still on the mudflat at Kingsmill Lake this morning also 1 Common Sandpiper, 10 Greenshank and 1 Common Gull. (M Beer)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Pink-footed Goose still, also 8 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 8 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and 1 Reed Warbler. (DK Parker)

Padstow: 1w Iceland Gull at 15.00 on Tregirls Beach. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1w Iceland Gull late pm, 2 Common Sandpiper. ( S Rowe)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 adult Iceland Gull at 09.30

Tresillian River: 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 6 Whimbrel, 2 very distant unidentified plover sp. (A Nicholson)

Tresillian Polsue Way: Marsh Tit – one of five different Tit species coming to feeder (plus Long Tailed Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit). (A Nicholson)

Marazion Beach: 31 Turnstone, 1 s/p Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel & 1 2cy Common Gull also hundreds dried cuttlefish washed up on beach in F8 onshore winds. (J Hawkey)

Downderry: 0700-0805 – at least 117 Manx Shearwaters heading west; also 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-throated Divers, 2 Common Scoters, 4 Sandwich Terns and 2 Whimbrel.1810-1910 – at least 360 Manx Shearwaters west.(A Payne)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Common Sandpiper on the shallow mud at eastern end of lake, 25 Sand Martin with a few Swallow, 1 Dipper, 5 Great Crested Grebe on the water, 4 Blackcap (3m&1f) 2 Coot, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Newquay, Trevithick Manor Farm: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Sennen: 4 Canada Geese over Trevescan at 1630.


Sunday 23rd April 2017

Late News, 22/04, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 43 Whimbrel, 4 Common Sandpiper, 14 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 juv Song Thrush on Carnsew Pool. 1w Spoonbill, 1 Greenshank, 1 Sedge Warbler on Ryan’s Field. 23 Wigeon, 6 Teal on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal)

Goss Moor between St Dennis and Toads Hole: 1 Cuckoo, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Stonechat, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 m Reed Bunting, 2 Raven, 4 Bullfinch, 6 Willow Warbler, 1 Buzzard, 3 Wren, 2 m Blackcap singing, 1 Marsh Tit  6 Blue Tit 1 Long-tailed Tit. (P Ash)

Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler – P Ash

Rosewall Hill:  1m & 1 f Wheatear, Kestrel overhead mobbed by Crow and Sparrowhawk flew over. (D Jenkins)

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Whimbrel, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler (D.Eva )

B3277 by Teagles: 1 Red Kite (B Tregunna)

Lizard: c20 Wheatear, 10 Whitethroat, 1 Wryneck. (B Field) Lizard Point: Single Whimbrel on the rocks, flew out to sea calling (R Bullman).

Lizard Point (seawatch): 2 Avocet, 2 Little Stint, 2 Whimbrel, 7 Puffin. (I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 4 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whinchat. (I Maclean)

Caerthillean: 1 Wryneck, 1 Ring Ouzel. (B Field, I Maclean et al) Female Red-footed Falcon briefly on wires west of Lizard village feeding in the freshly cut field at 06:40. (M Pass)

Wryneck – B Field

Crousa Downs: Purple Heron came in to roost at 20:58. (M Pass)

Goonhilly National Nature Reserve: 1 Cuckoo (heard), 8 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Wheatear (f), 4 Skylark, 6+ Swallow. (K Dalziel)

Brays Cot: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff. (K Dalziel)

Land’s End: 1m Subalpine Warbler (probably Western) opposite Swingates. From the car park, take the footpath on the left and continue past the willows until Roger Andrews’s bench. From here view the blackthorn below. From 11:40 (R Veal, B Melllow, R Augarde)

Subalpine Warbler – R Veal

Land’s End: 1m Subalpine Warbler (probably Western) still showing occasionally until at least 16:30. Also 2 Red Kite flew north at 14..05, 13 Wheatear, 7 Blackcap, 3 Sedge Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 4 Sand Martin, c20 Swallow, 2 Whimbrel. (S Rowe)

Treeve Common: 1 hybrid Hooded/Carrion Crow, 5 Whitethroat, 10 House Martin. (R Veal)

Sennen: 1 1w Iceland Gull flew over the church and then landed in ploughed field. (R Veal)

Marazion: 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver flew East and 2 White Wagtail, 5 (2 sum plum) Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Whimbrel on the beach. Marsh: 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Gadwall. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh: 1m Garganey, 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 White Wagtail. (S Rowe)

Marazion Beach: 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Whimbrel, 2 Grey Plover, 10 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling. (S Turner)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Gadwall, 11 Teal, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, c50 Sand Martin, 5+ Swallow and 1 Wheatear. (DK Parker, P St Pierre)

Marazion: 49 Dunlin, 9 Ringed Plover, 5 Sanderling, 4 Whimbrel, 3 Oystercather and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit on the beach this evening. (DK Parker, P St Pierre)

Nanjizal: Red-rumped Swallow. (P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 1w Spoonbill, 2 Greenshank (R Veal) 1 Spoonbill, 1 Greenshank, 1 Swallow, 1 Oystercatcher on nest on island and Canada Goose on nest on another island. (D Jenkins)

Hawkers Cove/Stepper Point: 1 Redstart, 9 Wheatear, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Blackcap, 20 House Martin, 1 Puffin, 4 Sandwich Tern. Stepper point/gunver head: 4 Raven, 6 Wheatear, 3 Whimbrel, 36 Guillemot, 24 Razorbill, 7 Kittiwake. (S Grose)

Bartinney:  1 Greenshank , c.50 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Wheatear, 1 Whitetroat, 1 Buzzard harassed by 8 Magpie. 3 pairs Stonechats.  (R Phillips)

Common Buzzard – R Phillips

Perranuthnoe: 2 Starling, c10 Swallow. (B Oakes)

Lowland Point: 9 Whimbrel, 5 Wheatear, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcaps and 3 Adder (P Bedford)

Gwendreath Valley: 1 Red Kite (P. Bedford)

St Agnes Head: Iceland Gull imm, 3 Common Whitethroat, 8 Sand Martin, 5 House Martins(T Wilson)

Lanner Green area: 1m Blackcap singing, Chiffchaff heard, 2 Linnet, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Buzzard, 1mKestrel. (R Hampshire)

Trevose Head: 3 Cormorant, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Shelduck, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Blackcap, 11 Common Whitethroat, 5 Sedge Warbler ,4 Chiff chaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 87 Wheatear, 301 Swallow, 23 Sand Martin, 24 House Martin, 3 White Wagtail, 4 Collared Dove, 1 Grass Snake. (B Bosisto) 

Camel Estuary: 10 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 40 Whimbrel, 1 Osprey – circling Dinham Creek at high tide, viewed from the Camel Trail. (B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 drake Garganey, 2 pairs of Mallard with 6 & 3 young , 66 Black-tailed Godwit , 1 Wood Sandpiper ( color ringed) , 2 Common Sandpiper, 11 Dunlin, 1 Lapwing, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler. (B Bosisto) 2 Wood Sandpiper. (D Julian)

Clapper Marshes: Lesser Whitethroat singing. (D Julian)

Anjue Green Fields: 8 Wheatear. (V Stratton)

Buttermilk Hill: 5 Ring Ouzel dropped in this morning with 4 females and a single male which was singing, Cuckoo, 9 Wheatear, Linnets and Meadow Pipits all building nests, 40 plus Swallows feeding at a considerable height. (V Stratton)

Sibleyback Reservoir: 1m Lesser Scaup still, 1 Cuckoo. (D Julian)


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Tuesday 27th September 2016

Newquay, River Gannel: 1 Baird’s Sandpiper, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Tawny Owl (calling). From 7 to 8.30am. (J St Ledger, A Skyrme, M Halliday) Also 1 Yellow-legged Gull. (D Julian)

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Sennen: 1 Richard`s Pipit in field south of the school.

Nanquidno: 1 Subalpine Warbler today.

Long Rock Beach: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 60+ Ringed Plover, 5+ Sanderling, 20+ Dunlin (P St Pierre)

Porthgwarra: 1 juv Red-backed Shrike still in scrub between coastguard cottages and stone bridge at 17:30 also 1 Firecrest at stone bridge. (P&H Taylor + S Cowlishaw)

Bude: 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 2 juvenile Mute Swan, 1 Grey Wagtail and 6 Rock Pipit (H Wilkins)

Penryn Campus: 2 Firecrest, 8 Mistle Thrush and 2 Blackcap this morning. (B Porter)

Porthgwarra: 8 Balearic Shearwater past 10.00 – 11.00.

Fal Estuary, near Coombe: 11 Pheasant, 3 cock and 8 hens all going to roost in a fallen tree at sunset.  (A James)

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Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove.

Padstow, Camel Estuary: 1 Dalmatian Pelican.

Pendeen seawatch: 10 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 5 Sandwich Tern and 2 Chough. (J Rankin)


Hudsonian Whimbrel, Jonny Rankin


Hudsonian Whimbrel, Jonny Rankin


Tuesday 10th May 2016

Will birders looking for the Pelican please park sensibly.

Late news, Newquay, Whitecross: 1 Red Kite 11am, being mobbed by crows, flew towards St Columb Major. 1 Yellowhammer, 6 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 32 Sparrow and 200+ Herring Gull feeding in open field. (D Thomas)

Trevorian Pool: 1 Dalmatian Pelican soaring overhead at 14:15 hours. (A Perry, N Wheatley, and L and R Wilkins)

Lands End area: 1 Dalmatian Pelican. (J St Ledger) later seen over area Polgigga/ Brew Pool/ Sennen but last seen mid afternoon. Also 1 m Serin still in horse paddock by car park and 5 Turtle Dove. Plus 22 Linnet, 1 Redpoll, 1 Redwing, c40 Collared Dove, 1 Little Egret, 1 Barn Owl, c30 Swallow, c60 House Martin, 3+ Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, c8 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff and 3 Sedge Warbler. (DK Parker et al.) Also Nightingale, heard only. (B Richards, G Wyatt)

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video by John Chapple.
Coverack: 1 Bee-eater over Little Treleaver.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Great Egret again.

Newquay, Whitecross: 1 Whinchat. (D Thomas)

Hells Mouth: 2 Swift. (S Taylor)

Marazion Beach: 1 Whimbrel looking bedraggled and showing signs of injury to its neck as if it has been attacked. 2 Sanderling and 8 Dunlin. (J Hawkey) Also 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Whimbrel, 30+ Dunlin, 45 Sanderling and 3 Ringed Plover. (J St Ledger, P Fraser)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve:Woodchat Shrike still present, also 20 House Martin & 12 Swift. (J Hawkey, J St Ledger, LGR Evans et al.)

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Kynance Cove: 1 f Subalpine Warbler along the road to Kynance Cove this morning. (T Blunden)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 imm Spoonbill again on the Estuary.

Penzance: 1 Osprey flying over Tesco’s car park towards the harbour being mobbed by several Herring Gulls. (J Hawkey) Also 4 Great Northern Diver and 2 Puffin off the Gear Pole also 10 Common Dolphin.  (P St Pierre)

Cambourne, North Cliffs: 1 Hoopoe. (SP Medlyn)

Rame Head, Penlee Point: 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing @13.55 along SW Coastpath today. (D Allan)

Croft Pascoe: 3 Cuckoo (on one occasion all flying and calling together), 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Hobby + numerous willow warblers, chiffchaffs, goldfinches. (J Lander)

Bude: 2 Whitethroat, 1 Raven, 3 Rock Pipit, 6 Skylark, 1 m Stonechat, 4 Linnet, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Canada Geese with 5 gosling, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Water Vole (H Wilkins)

Polgigga, Ardensawah Farm: 1 m Woodchat Shrike around 100 metres past farm on lane to Porthgwarra initially in first field on path to St Levan church then later in third field. (J Eaton, M Wallace)

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Charlestown: 1 f Redstart in gardens at rear of Quay Road. (N Best)

Rame: 3 Turtle Dove (Rame Barton), 1 Cuckoo and 2 Redwing. (G Berti)

Bodmin Moor, Minions: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Redstart (m) and 6 Wheatear. (G Berti)

Rosudgen: 1 Red-legged Partridge in private garden. (I Webster)

Downderry: 25 Great Northern Diver, 5 Manx Shearwater, 4 Common Scoter, 3 Whimbrel and 1 Arctic Skua this morning before 0730. (A Payne)

Lamorna: 1 Siskin and 2 Bullfinch. (M McKee)

Dorminack: Lesser Whitethroat still. (M McKee)

Tater-du: 1 singing Reed Warbler. (M McKee)

Cot Valley: 1 first-summer Hobby, 1 singing male Lesser Whitethroat near donkey field at east end still, 1 m Whinchat, 1 f Pied Flycatcher and 3 Spotted Flycatcher. (N Wheatley)

Nanquidno: 2 Turtle Dove. (N Wheatley)


Monday 9th May 2016

Late News 6/5 Scillonian III RSPB Wildlife Cruise: Penzance to Wolf: 1 Common Eider, 74 Manx Shearwaters, 12 Gannets, 7 Razorbill, 5 Guillemots, 22 Auks, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Fulmar, 6 Swallows, 11 Common Dolphins. Wolf to Penzance: 1 Puffin, 11 Gannets, 10 Manx Shearwater, 9 Guillemot, 7 Razorbill. 3 LBB Gull, 2 GBB Gull. (B Craven, V Stratton)

Late News 8/5 Porth Joke: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (S Rowe)

Late News 8/5 Trevose Head: 6 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and 4 Whitethroat. (S Rowe)

Late News 8/5 Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Greenland White-fronted Goose and 1 Yellow Wagtail. (S Rowe)

Land’s End area: 1 ad Dalmatian Pelican commuting between Land’s End, Polgigga and Sennen all day. (M Halliday et al.) Also 1 Serin (M Halliday – photo, et al) plus 1 Osprey and 1 Great Northern Diver over (MO). Later 3 Turtle Dove together in the ploughed fields c400 m NE of car park and 4 Spotted Flycatchers (B Porter)

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The Lizard: 1 Subalpine Warbler (poss Moltoni’s but not heard to call) along Kynance track this morning, 1 f Woodchat at Old Lizard Head and 1 Serin, also 1 Hobby and 1 Marsh Harrier. (A Blunden) Also 1 ad Cattle Egret (S Bury) and 1 juv Iceland Gull at Tregoose this afternoon (DK Parker, MJ Spicer and Dr J Ryan)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Great White Egret again. (DS Flumm)

Sennen: 28 Whimbrel and 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (DS Flumm)

Rame Barton: 3 Turtle Dove with 8 Collared Dove. (C Buckland – photos)

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St. Erth, Hayle River: 1 Red Kite (P. Bedford)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 1s male Woodchat still, 5 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 9 Mallard (plus 4 duckling), 3 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 8 Moorhen, 1 Coot, c15 Swift, c20 House Martin, 2 male Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 6 Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler. (DK Parker, B Field – photo)

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Marazion: 7 Whimbrel and 4 Bar-tailed Godwit on the beach and 22 Sandwich Tern offshore. (DK Parker, P St Pierre, M Elliott)

Skewjack Farm: 1 Marsh Harrier over.

St Merryn: 1 Turtle Dove. (R Eyre)

Penrose: 1 Red Kite. (R Eyre)

Maer Lake: 2+ Sanderling, 2 Greenshank, 2 Bar tailed Godwit, 2 Shelduck, 7 Ringed Plover, 17 Dunlin, 14 Redshank, 20+ Sand Martins, 3 Swifts, 1 Cettis Warbler. (B Craven)

Castallack: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (M McKee)

Dorminack: 1 singing Lesser Whitethroat for third day. (M McKee)

Brew Pool: 1 Redpoll whilst watching the Pelican. (S Rowe)

Landreyne: 1 singing Grasshopper Warbler again at SX289762. (P Mallett)