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)


Monday 24th April 2017

Late news, 23/4, Porthgwarra and St levan: 3 Ring Ouzel, 54 Wheatear. (M Wallace)

Land’s End: 1m Western Subalpine Warbler 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 hawthorn below.

Nanjizal: 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler. (C Moore)

Bartinney: 1 Cuckoo. (C Moore)


Cuckoo, Colin Moore

Marazion Marsh: 1m Garganey. (A McKechnie)

Garganey, Alex McKechnie

Sedge Warbler, Alex Mckechnie

Hayle Estuary: 1 Avocet, 1 Spoonbill. (S Turner, J Hicks) 

Avocet, Jack Hicks

Avocet, Steven Turner

Gannel Estuary: 1 (2nd cal yr) Iceland Gull. (S Rowe)

Rosewall Hill: 2 Ring Ouzel.

Goss Moor: 2 Little Bunting still present. (M Jones)

Treverva: 1 Cuckoo calling this afternoon to the west of Treverva. (D Chaney)

Lanner Green area: 2m. Blackcap, Whitethroat, 2 Linnet, 2 Common Lizard, Crow mobbing Raven. (R Hampshire)


Monday 20th April 2015

Late news 19/4 Lizard Village: 1 Hooded Crow. (S Croft)

Late news 19/4 Marazion: 6 1w Med Gulls offshore. (D Britton)

Late news 19/4 Hayle Estuary RSPB: Photo of one of yesterdays Little Ringed Plovers. (B Mellow)

Little Ringed Plover Hayle Estuary Cornwall 19415 B Mellow

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Purple Heron and 2 Common Sandpiper. (DK Parker et al.)

Purple Heron Drift Reservoir Cornwall 20415 D Parker P1000309Purple Heron from the car park, D Parker.

Nanjizal: 1m Eastern Subalpine Warbler plus 5+ Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 2 Wheatear, c12 Skylark and a pair of Red Deer. (M Halliday – photos here DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Eastern Subalpine Warbler Nanjizal Cornwall 19415 B MellowEastern Subalpine Warbler, B Mellow. Red Deer Nanjizal Cornwall 20415 D Parker P1000318 (1521 x 1140)

Nanquidno: 1 Golden Oriole over. (R Wilkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Great White Egret present again this evening, flying from reed bed several times and dropping back in. Still in reed bed at dusk. Also 3 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Sandpiper and 40+ Sand Martins. (AD Mills B Toms J Hawkey C Barnard A James – photos)

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Marazion Beach: 9 Ringed Plover, 13 Dunlin, 5 Sanderling, 7 Whimbrel, 1 m Yellow (flava) Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail and 10 Pied Wagtail. (J Hawkey)

St Buryan: 1 Bee-eater at Tregadgwith at 15:30 then flew N. (B Mellow)

Sancreed: 1 American Herring Gull at Sellan Farm then flew SE. (per M Ahmad)

Torpoint: 1m Wheatear. (M Morton)


Falmouth: 1 Red Kite over at 13:27. (P McCartney)

Church Cove, Gunwalloe: 12 Sand Martin, 8 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler and 2 Stonechat. Also several Peacock butterflies. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Blackcap (pr), 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Siskin heard, 1 m Cuckoo on downs. Butterflies included Holly Blue, Small White, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Peacock, Small Tortoishell.(J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

St Levan: 1 Ring Ouzel on cricket pitch. (P Dinning – video)

Stithians Reservoir: 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 9 Swallow and 5 Sedge Warbler. Also Great Spotted Woodpecker and Reed Bunting on the feeders. (D Chaney)

Lizard: Western Subalpine Warbler still present (heard only) on the Kynance road. (T Blunden)

Sennen: 1 1s Hobby. (C Barnard). Also 2 Sandwich Tern on Cowloe (A Clements-Partidge) and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at Brew.

Sennen: Hooded Crow on roof of council estate, morning and evening, also a pair of Gadwall at Brew Pool. (P Walsh)

Porthgwarra: 2 Short-eared Owl. (M Wallace)

Kenidjack: 1 Wryneck, 1 Ring Ouzel and 1 Iceland Gull. (JD Swann M Chapman)

Land’s End: 1 Wryneck and Trinity Pool and 3 Ring Ouzel at Treeve Common. (T McGowan)

Gurnards Head: 1 Bee-eater flew overhead and continued east, mostly over the sea, at 10:54. (L Thompson)

Rame Head: 1 male Redstart and 1 Wheatear. (M Beer)

Kuggar: 1 Cuckoo calling. (C Lee)

Kynance: 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 1 Sedge Warbler. (C Lee)

Porth Joke: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler, 12 Blackcap, 10 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin and 12 Swallow this evening. (SG Rowe)

Camborne: 1 Woodchat in field opposite Cogegoes Farm. (D King)

St Ives: 4 Red Kite and 2+ Wheatear at Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton)

Camel Estuary: 1 Spotted Redshank. (C Selway)

St Clement: 3 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 8 Whimbrel and 1 Redshank. (S Rogers)

Newquay: 2 Swallows at Barrow Fields. (A Doel)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Ring-billed Gull again on Ryan’s Field.


Thursday 16th April 2015

Late news 10/4 Boscastle: 1 Wryneck. (J Fanshawe)

Nanquidno: 1m Pied Flycatcher and 10 Swallow. (I Webster)

Lizard Down: 1+m Western Subalpine Warbler still. (T Blunden)

Porthgwarra: 1 Wryneck at the Old Schoolhouse. (M Wallace)

Carnmenellis: 2 Red Kites over at around 14:30. (K Martindale)

Lanivet: 5 Red Kites over at 15:20 today. One group of 3 then another pair 10 mins later. All heading South East. (P Davies)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 2 hybrid geese, 7 Teal, 5 Mallard (with broods of 13 & 1 ducklings), 1 Cormorant, 10 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 2 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1m Sparrowhawk, 2 Stonechat, Sedge, Reed and  5 Cetti`s Warblers, a flock of c100 Swallow. (DK Parker Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion: 18 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Dunlin, 15 Turnstone, 6 Sanderling, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 White Wagtail and 4 Curlew on beach. 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Busullow: 1 Cuckoo heard. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Sennen Cove: 1 Common Sandpiper on the beach.(Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Nanjizal: 1 Whimbrel. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Boscastle: 1 Whinchat at Trevalga.

Polgigga: 1 Hoopoe still.


Wednesday 15th April

Late News, 14/04, Porth Reservoir: Possible Purple Heron at 18:00.

Photos of yesterdays adult Glaucous Gull and Night Heron. (M Ahmad)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 3 Greylag, 4 Mallard, 7 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 22 Moorhen, 1 Kingfisher, c50 Swallow, c50 Sand Martin, 8 House Martin, 1 Blackcap, 9 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 5 Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler and 4 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker C Barnard M & T Hasdell) Also Night Heron again at 20:40. (I Webster)

Polly Joke: 1 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, and a 1 Cormorant making full use of the campsites fishing facilities. (D Mays SG Rowe)

Trenow Cove: 1 Great Northern Diver (sum plum), 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, Grey Plover and 1 Whitethroat. (R Menari)

Chacewater: 1 Swift at Penstraze, Chacewater at 13:00 along with the first returning Swallows. (RC Loader)

Kynance: At least 2 (possibly 3) singing male Western Subalpine Warblers at Corn Goon. (T Blunden R Farnes – photo A Mckechnie – photo P Dinning – video)

Subalpine Warbler Kynance Cornwall 15415 R Farnes Subalpine Warbler Kynance Cornwall 15415 A Mckechnie

Land’s End: 7 Blackcap, 3 Wheatear, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Willow Warbler. (C Barnard)
Brew Pool: 1 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler. (C Barnard)

St Levan: 1 Hoopoe still on cricket field. (C Barnard)

Porthcurno: 6 Blackcap. (C Barnard)

Marazion Beach: 5  Sandwich Tern, 7  Whimbrel, 19 Curlew, 5 Ringed Plover and 3 Sanderling. (C Barnard DK Parker M & T Hasdell)

Truthwall Common: Singing Cuckoo this afternoon. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Ring-billed Gull again from the causeway.


Tuesday 14th April 2015

Late photos 13/4 Polgigga: Hoopoe by Alan James

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Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull from causeway. (MJ Spicer) 1 Water Rail on Ryan’s Field.

Land’s End: 1 Wryneck east of Greeb Farm plus 6 Wheatear. (MJ Spicer)

Polgigga: 1 Hoopoe still on cricket pitch. (DK Parker MJ Spicer)

Lizard Down: 1m Western Subalpine Warbler still. (R Farnes – photo 1, J St Ledger – photos 2 & 3 B Dodd) with a second male present this evening. Also 1 Turtle Dove over. (T Blunden)

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Western Subalpine Warbler Kynance 14th April 2015 Western Subalpine Warbler Kynance 14th April 2015 (2)

Fourburrow: 1 Gull-billed Tern just S of A30 in ploughed fields north east of Chiverton Cross at 18:00 at SW765484. (B Field)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 ad Glaucous Gull flew south. (M Ahmad) Also 5 Common Sandpiper. (MD Wallace)

Kenidjack: 1 Wall Brown Butterly. (P&H Taylor)

Marazion: 3 Whimbrel. (C Barnard) 1 Red-rumped Swallow, 1 Swallow, c110 Sand Martin and 1 Green Sandpiper late evening and a Night Heron appeared to land just west of Longrock Pool at dusk. (P St Pierre et al.)

Porth Joke: 1 probable Subalpine Warbler (male) just past Goose Rock Hotel. (E Everall)

Heligan: 1 Tawny Owl calling. (T Mills)

Rosenannon Downs: 24 Snipe and 1 Jack Snipe. (C Selway)