Tuesday 31st December 2019

Late news, 30/12, Camel Estuary: 1 Whooper Swan with Mute Swans at Burniere Point. (A Gordon)

Lizard Point: Fem/1w Surf Scoter flew west, also 8 Black-throated Diver and 1 Great Northern Diver. (T Blunden)

Godrevy Head: 14 Ringed Plover, 5 Sanderling, 10 Turnstone , 2 Song Thrush (P Roseveare B Bosisto L Payne)

Gwithian: 10 Tufted duck, 4 Gadwall , 120 Teal , 1 Shoveler , 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 adult Glaucous Gull, 1 adult Iceland Gull ( P Roseveare B Bosisto L Payne)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Scandinavian Herring Gull (adult), 3 Yellow Legged Gull (2 adult & 1 2nd winter) , 1 sub adult Caspian Gull ( B Dallas B Bosisto P Roseveare L Payne)

Newlyn: 1 Juv Iceland Gull, 5 Great Northern Diver and 2 Eider in the harbour. (L Proctor) 1 Black Guillemot still 14:20. (D Wright)

Sandy Cove: 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 44 Common Scoter (P Roseveare B Bosisto)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 fem Pochard, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 3 Med Gull. (DK Parker)

Sancreed: 1,862 Jackdaw flew west to roost at dusk from 15:35 hrs but count abandoned 16:15 hrs due to fog. (D Flumm)

St. Clement-Treliske: 17 Cattle Egret, 4 Raven, 56 Teal, 4 Wigeon,1 Chiff Chaff,1 Nuthatch (P. Carter)

St Clement: 13 Cattle Egret in field by pool. (S Rowe)

Newquay, Towan Head: 7 Red-throated Divers off point and 1 Great Northern Diver flying south. Also many Gannets and a few auks & 3 Porpoise. (M Lammas)

Newquay Boating lake: 2 Tawny Owl, either side of Trenance Riding Stables. (S Grose)

Loe Beach: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Red-breasted Merganser (D Eva)

St Agnes Head: 3 Yellowhammer,1 Peregrine Falcon, 7 Stonechat. (S Grose)

St Ives: 1f Black Redstart at Barnoon cemetery. 2 Great Northern Diver off island 1600hrs. (A Tuck)

Ligger Point: 1m/juv Peregrine Falcon, 1 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 5 Fulmar, 4 Oystercatcher, 6 Stonechat. (S Grose)

Penhale Point: 1m Black Redstart, 2 Rock Pipit. (S Grose)

West Pentire: 1 Great Northern Diver,130+ Linnet, 1 Raven. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 97 Curlew. (S Grose)

Penpol Creek: 1 Barn Owl (hunting in field above) , 37 Rook, 1 Kestrel, 1 Tawny Owl, 10 Little Egret in to roost. (S Grose)

Crantock Beach: 157 Black headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 1 Black-throated Diver, 18 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black Redstart this afternoon. Also c.40 Common Dolphin. (S Rowe)

Carleen: 1 Fem/imm Hen Harrier crossing over Carleen, east of Godolphin Cross going north towards Hayle area. (C Richards)

Polzeath: 1 Black Redstart between New Polzeath and the Rumps. (J Davis)

Looe: 1 Black Redstart reported on the beach.

Downderry/Seaton: 14 Red-throated Diver and 4 Great Northern Diver offshore this morning. Also the odd Kittiwake and Common Gull. (A Payne)

Hannnafore: 5 Eider, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver and 2 Blackcap this afternoon. (A Payne)

Truro: 1 Avocet on Truro River past sunny Corner. (J Chapple)

Victoria (Roche): Large flock of Lapwings. ( D Hastilow )

Carrick Roads from Restronguet Sailing Club: 9 Great Northern Diver, 16 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Razorbill, 40+ Gannet, 1 Kestrel. Also 30+ Common Dolphin. (J St Ledger)

Black-necked Grebe- J St Ledger

Carrick Roads from Restronguet Weir: 7 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher. Also 2 Grey Seal. (J St Ledger)


Thursday 19th April 2018

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Bonaparte’s Gull initially from Old Quay House and then from the car wash. (B Bosisto, M Spicer et al) Also  1 1w Mediterranean Gull, 3 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Bosisto)

Bonaparte’s Gull, Alex Mckechnie

Bonaparte’s Gull, Tony Mills

Bonaparte’s and Black-headed Gull (upper), Tony Mills

Lizard: Male Western Subalpine Warbler still along the Kynance toll road, also 2 Whimbrel, 2 Wheatear, 1+ Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Tree Pipit and 1 Hobby. (P Clement, DK Parker, M Pass, MJ Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Purple Heron again north of the railway. (P St Pierre) Later on bushes to south of railway line. (L Proctor, J Parker et al) Still present late evening. (R Augarde)

Purple Heron, Tony Mills

Purple Heron, Tony Mills

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter still.

Drift Reservoir: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Green Woodpecker. (B Bosisto) Also 6 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Raven, 5 Great-crested Grebe, 2 Jay, + other usual suspects. (S.Cox).

Lizard Village: Hoopoe along Penmenner Road at Barnside house. (M Pass)

Penzance: 1 Pomarine Skua attacking tern sp (likely Sandwich) and 1 Great Northern Diver off the Prom. (J Evans)

Bude Marshes: 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 2+ Sedge Warbler, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush early morning. (H Kendall)

Nanjizal: 1 Gadwall, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Sedge Warbler, 30 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin. (B Bosisto)

Bosigran: 3 singing Willow Warbler, 8 Razorbill  on the island. 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull with the Herring Gulls.  (NR Phillips)

Roughtor & plantation: 1m Cuckoo, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Siskin, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler,1 Song Thrush, 4 Goldfinch feeding on conifer cones and 1 Roe Deer. (JHawkey & K Dalziel)

Windmill Farm, 16:00-20:00: 1 Cuckoo heard, 1 Grasshopper Warbler heard, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Wheatear, 1 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting, 12 Mallard including 2 ducklings, 3 Snipe, 4 Pheasant also 1 Roe deer. (F Trewin + J Thirlaway-Price)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Cuckoo, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Sedge Warbler. (S Grose)

Tresillian: 4 Greenshank, 1 Sparrowhawk. (M Jones)

Temple: Cuckoo heard near A30. (N Page)

Bude: 3 Whimbrel. (H Wilkins)

Truro: 1 pair Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch and 13 feral Pigeon. (M Costa)

Towednack: Cuckoo heard. (T Mills)

Newquay: 1 Whitethroat to the right of Asda. (D Grose)

Lizard Point: 2 Whimbrel. ( B. Toms)

Trevothan, Nr. Coverack: 1 Cuckoo (D Beadle)

Porth Reservoir: 8 Common Sandpiper. (S Rowe)

Crackington Haven: 1 Wheatear and 1 Lesser Redpoll in private garden. (J & B Teague)

Castle an Dinas: 4 Swift, 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)


Wednesday 18th April 2018

Porth Joke: 1 Alpine Swift 18:00-18:10 and then 18:50-19:40 ranging over fields between Treago Farm campsite and West Pentire. Also 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Wheatear and 1 Sedge Warbler. (S Rowe)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter still and 2 Common Scoter this evening, also 4 Great Northern Diver, 37 Sandwich Tern and 1 Puffin flew west. (D Julian)

Porthgwarra: 1 m Western Subalpine Warbler (heard to call) in bushes just beyond Coastguards cottages, also 1 Peacock butterfly. (M Wallace, P Taylor, H Mitchell, T Mills) Also 1 Sparrowhawk. (T Mills) This evening, 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Greenland Wheatear, 1 Siskin, 1 White Wagtail. (M Wallace)

Western Subalpine Warbler, Tony Mills

Western Subalpine Warbler, Phil Taylor

Kynance Road: 1 Western Subalpine Warbler and 1 Whitethroat. (D Wright, I Maclean) Later, 1 m Western Subalpine Warbler  confirmed, now singing. Also in the area Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Whimbrel, 3+ Wheatear (Mark Pass)

Newlyn harbour: 1 juv Glaucous Gull again.

Marazion: 1 Iceland Gull, 4 Little Tern, 35 commic tern 09.00. (I Webster)

Crowlas: 1 Iceland Gull over. (R Veal)

Par Sands: 1 Little Tern, 1 Common Tern, 3 Arctic Tern, 4 Sandwich Tern. (D Julian)

Longrock Pool: 1 juv Iceland Gull in the afternoon. (DK Parker)

Iceland Gull, Dave Parker

Iceland Gull, Dave Parker

Freathy: A 2nd winter Glaucous / Iceland Gull flew east, late morning. (M. Jordan)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: Group of 15 Common Sandpiper at high tide. (S Turner) Plus 1 Knot, 16 Whimbrel. (R Veal) Ryan’s Field: 8 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit.

Windmill Farm: 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Grey Plover and 1 Barn Owl first thing this morning. (D Wright)

Tresillian River: 7 Common Sandpiper, 1 Peacock butterfly, 3 Little Egrets, 15 to 20 Shelduck. (M Costa)

Seaton NR: 1 Kingfisher. (D Allan)

Camel Trail Wadebridge to Tregunna: 14 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 27 Shelduck, 17 Mallard, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 25 Oystercatcher, 1 Knot, 2 Common Sandpiper, 9 Redshank, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew, 21 Whimbrel, 150 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Wood Pigeon, 3 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 8 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 25 Carrion Crow, 7 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Large White butterfly, 2 Green-veined White butterfly, 1 Peacock, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood, 6 Palmate Newt. (M Scawen et al.)

Dobwalls: 1 Swift flying low over private garden at 16.45 and  1 Holly Blue butterfly in garden. (C&J Duffy)

Longrock to Marazion beach: 9 Whimbrel, 1 Oystercatcher and c200 small waders, mostly Turnstone but also Dunlin, Sanderling and Ringed Plover, also 1 Wheatear on beach this evening. (T Mills)

Newquay, Narrowcliff:1 Sparrowhawk, and 1 Brimstone Butterfly. (S Grose)

Polbathic Creek: 3 Whimbrel. (A Blonden)

Gwendreath Valley, Goonhilly  to Kennack Sands: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, c5 Willow Warbler, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock and 1 Comma butterfly (P. Bedford)

Mawgan: 1 Nuthatch in garden and a pair of Sparrowhawk soaring overhead (P. Bedford)

Higher Bosistow: 1 Swift over. (M Wallace)

Godolphin Woods: Cuckoo heard.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Sedge Warbler heard, 4 Cetti’s Warbler heard this evening, 2 Gadwall still and 1 pair of Linnet. (T Mills)

Marazion beach: 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin & 1 Whimbrel. (J Hawkey)

Penzance: 1 Small White butterfly, 1 Green-veined White and 1 Large White butterfly in garden. (T Mills)

Pendeen: 1 Swallow & 1m Blackcap. (J Hawkey)


Saturday 14th April 2018

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Purple Heron briefly this morning before being chased up the valley by the resident Grey Herons. (P Walsh) Seen in flight at 11:00. (R Veal)

The Lizard: 1 Red-rumped Swallow at Housel Bay at 11:00. (T Thirlaway) 2 Red-rumped Swallow hawking over fields between lighthouse and Housel Bay 14:00-14:30 at least; 1 Swallow, 5 Whimbrel E at the point. (D Wood) 2 Alpine Swift flew NE up Caerthillian Valley at 08:48 (roosting on cliffs near Kynance?). (M Pass)

Red-rumped Swallow – David Wood

Porthleven: 1 Alpine Swift over The Shrubberies at 18:50 then flew south. (I Maclean)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter still.

Port Isaac: Iceland Gull on the sea at midday before flying east.

Mount’s Bay: 2 juv Glaucous Gull on St Clements Isle. 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull on St Michael’s Mount. 1 juv Iceland Gull, 9 Puffin, 400+ Manx Shearwater from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Coverack: 2 Iceland Gull around the harbour still, 2 Black-throated Diver S with 250+ Manx Shearwater, 300+ auks (all those identified were Guillemots) and 7 Risso’s Dolphin. (D Wood) 3 (1 2w, 2 1w) Iceland Gull. (M Ahmad, R Veal) Also 15 Sandwich Tern. (R Veal)

Iceland Gulls – Mashuq Ahmad

Polgigga: Black Redstart at Higher Bosistow. (M Wallace)

Marazion: 3 Whimbrel flew north. (DK Parker)

Looe Island: Grasshopper Warbler. (C Lewis)

Mullion: Collared Dove in the cove. (J Allely)


Friday 13th April 2018

Late news, 7/4, Par: 1 Avocet briefly on Par Beach. (I McCarthy)

Late news, 9/4, Coverack: 200 Manx Shearwater past S in 30 mins in the evening, 1 Black-throated Diver in the bay and 15+ Common Dolphin. (D Wood)

Late news, 10/4, Mousehole: 3 Black-throated Diver between Newlyn and Mousehole and 1 Great Northern Diver. (D Wood)

Late news, 10/4, Lamorna: 1 Iceland Gull (first or second winter) flew close inshore along coast heading towards Mousehole. (D Wood)

Late news, 11/4, Coverack: 2 Iceland Gull, 1 Swallow. (D Wood)

Late news, 12/4, Restronguet: Osprey over. (J Chapple)

Late news, 12/4, Porth Joke: 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 5 House Martin & 10 Swallow. (B Bosisto)

Late news, 12/4, Devoran: 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Curlew, Shelduck, Herring Gulls and a single Great Black-backed Gull present at Devoran Quay. (R Dann)

Porthleven: Wholly unconfirmed report of a Slate-coloured Junco in gardens near Penrose estate briefly, then flew towards woods.

The Lizard: 2 Alpine Swift over and NE at 09:20. (T Thirlaway, J St Ledger, C Benton)

Coverack: Imm Iceland Gull still. Also 5 Sandwich Tern, 1 Great Northern Diver, Whimbrel heard and 1 Harbour Porpoise. (J St Ledger, C Benton) 2 (2cy & unaged juv) Iceland Gull. (JH & K Dalziel) 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Iceland Gull, 8 Sandwich Tern. (D Wood)

Iceland Gull – John St Ledger

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter still also 2 Great Northern Diver and 2 Raven. (D Trevelyan, M Parr)

Mevagissey: 1 Iceland Gull still in harbour. (D Trevelyan, M Parr)

Newlyn: Juv Glaucous Gull still in harbour at 11:20. (L Proctor, M Parr)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 4 Teal, 1 Water Rail, c50 Sand Martin, c5 House Martin, 5 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Sedge Warbler. (DK Parker, R Wilkins)

Marazion: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Oystercatcher and 6 Sanderling on the beach. (DK Parker)

Nanquidno: 2 male Ring Ouzel at the bottom of the valley. (R Wilkins)

Lower Tamar Lake: 4 Willow Tit, 1 Merlin, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Blackcap, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Roe Deer. (R Mudge)

St Gothian Sands: c60 Sand Martin, 8 White Wagtail, 22 Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 2 Shelduck, 2 Little Grebe. (S Rowe)

Poldhu Cove: Cetti’s warbler heard singing in the reedbed. (C Lee)

Goss Moor: 6 Grasshopper Warbler, 10 Willow Warbler. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Gwennap: 3 Canada Goose over, 1 Swallow heading south. (R Hampshire)

Lanner: 2 Canada Goose over. ( R Hampshire)


Friday 6th April 2018

Porthpean: 2 1w m and 1 f Surf Scoter still off Lower Porthpean, also f Long-tailed Duck. (SABbirder)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 1w Glaucous Gull again. (M Elliott)

Mousehole: 1 1w Glaucous Gull (different to above). (M Elliott, M Ahmad)

Newquay: 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Swallow, Flock of Turnstone and Purple Sandpiper around the bay and headland. (D Mays).

Dobwalls: 2 Swallows flying north over the village at 09:15  (C&J Duffy)

Rosecraddoc: 2 Swallow at 11:45. (R.Frost)

Millbrook: 1 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, juvenile Woodpigeon, fledged and independent which means its parent was probably incubating from mid February and as a small chick it survived the ‘Beast from the east’. (B Taggart)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Tufted Duck, 15 Canada Goose, 2 Mallard, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (K.Bowers)

Great Crested Grebe, Kevin Bowers

Great Crested Grebe, Kevin Bowers

Great Crested Grebe, Kevin Bowers

Penwithick: 1 Bullfinch, 2 Siskin, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Coal Tit. (K.Bowers)

Siskin, Kevin Bowers

Bullfinch, Kevin Bowers

Sennen: 2 Swallow over fields adjacent Trinity Pool

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great Crested Grebe on the water, 2 Swallow, 9 Sand Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Pendeen: 3 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Raven. (A Hartley)

Trewey Common: 4 Raven. (A Hartley)

Windmill Farm: 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Jack Snipe. (D Wright, G Adams)

Predannack Downs: 2 Swallow, 2 Short-eared Owl and 1 Merlin. (D Wright, G Adams)

Newquay, Fairpark Cemetery:1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)



Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Landulph: Glossy Ibis again on the salt marsh at Lower Marsh Farm. Also present on 18/2. (Olivia LC)

Glossy Ibis – Olivia LC

Lizard: Hoopoe flew E-W across the main Lizard road about 1/2 mile north of Lizard village at 10:30. (B Hawker)

Newlyn: juv Glaucous Gull still in the harbour at 13:00. (L Proctor)

Egloshayle: Osprey flew north at 10:00. (A Langdon)

Truro: 2 Spoonbill, along Malpas Road, also present 30th and 31st March, visible each time from the pines layby at half tide falling. (A Hill)

Gannel Estuary: adult Kumlien’s Gull, 1st winter Iceland Gull. 1 Greenshank. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Kumlien’s Gull – Steve Rowe

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoters and Long-tailed Duck still offshore with Great Northern Diver this morning. (J Lindsell)

Kennack Sands: 1 House Martin. (F Trewin)

Malpas: 5 Blackcap (3m, 2f), 2 Siskin (1m, 1f), feeder in private garden. (A Hill)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Swallow East, 1m Wheatear, 1 Water Pipit, 20 Canada Geese, 20 Teal, 1f Shoveler, 4 Gadwall this morning. (R Veal, DK Parker) Sedge Warbler heard briefly this morning and a Common Tern over Longrock Pool this afternoon. (A Mackechnie) Also 1 Bittern, 1 Buzzard and 3 Little Egret this afternoon. (A Mackechnie, T Mills)

Sennen: 2 hybrid Hooded Crow between Trinity Pool/Trinity Cottages. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Camel Trail, Guineaport / Polbrock: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Bullfinch, 9 singing Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Willow Tit, 11 Chiffchaff, 11 Goldcrest, 1 Linnet, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Buzzard, 3 Raven, 1 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Shelduck, 9 Mute Swan, 1 Kingfisher, 21 Teal. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 1 Sand Martin, 9 Sandwich Tern, 65 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Dobwalls: male Brambling in private garden (C&J Duffy)

Nanquidno: 1 decapitated Barn Owl. (T Mcgowan)

Hayle: 1 Swallow at ASDA. (R Veal)

Gwennap: Kestrel, seen and heard calling, with Buzzard nearby. (R Hampshire)

Perranporth: pair of Blackcap on fatballs in garden. (C Young)

Charlestown: 2 (m + f) Blackcap still (D Hastilow)

Gwynver Beach: 1 Sandwich Tern. (P Bray)

St.Austell: 1 female Blackcap in private garden. (C Hooper)

Blackcap, Chris Hooper


Lanner: 1 m Sparrowhawk. (R Hampshire)

Crowlas: 1m Blackcap in garden of The Star. (MJ Spicer)

St Martin, Chenhale Farm: 1 Black Redstart. (M Nattrass)