Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Late news, 17/4, Rosemullion Head: 1 White-billed Diver 3 miles off shore. (per P Freestone)

Late news, 20/4, Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 m sum plum Long-tailed Duck flew over dam, late evening. (M Bishop)

Late news, 21/4, Rame: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat and 15 Wheatear.  (A Pearson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1w Ring-billed Gull, 6 Mediterranean Gull (1st/2nd summers), 22 sum plum Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Turner)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 dog Fox and 1 female Roe Deer in field behind Longrock Pool, Swan and crow on the main marsh. (A James) 1 Great White Egret still this afternoon. (MJ Spicer) Plus 6 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 2 hybrid geese, 3 Teal, 7 Mallard (with 2 broods of ducklings), 1 Cormorant, 8 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret (again roosting in the pines), 2 Little Egret, 2 Snipe, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, c100 Sand Martin,  c5 House Martin, c5 Swallow, 2 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear and 5 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker)

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Lands End: 1 Subalpine Warbler & 2+ Ring Ouzel on Treeve Moor. (P&H Taylor) Also near Trinity Pool 1 m Pied Flycatcher. (I Webster) Plus 1 Wryneck,  2 Ring Ouzel and 19 Wheatear. (C Barnard) On Treave Moor:  2 Ring Ouzel and  7 Wheatear. (C Barnard)

Polgigga: 1 Whimbrel on cricket pitch. (P&H Taylor)

Sennen: 1 Hoopoe. (C Barnard)

Nanquidno: 1 Ring Ouzel. (C Barnard)

Marazion: 2 Whimbrel, 5 Oystercatcher, 7 Ringed Plover, 17 Dunlin and 2 Sanderling on the beach plus 2 Sandwich Terns offshore. (DK Parker)

Red Moor: Cuckoo (1m moved through), Water Rail. Barn Owl and Kestrel sharing nest box. (P McVey)

Polpry Cove: 1 Wryneck and 35 Wheatear. (N Wheatley)

Kenidjack: 1 Wryneck again at Lower Kenidjack. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Gwithian, St Gothian Sands LNR: 1s Ring-billed Gull (probably the Hayle individual) and 1 ad Glaucous Gull. (D Britton)

Scillonian outward trip: 1 Hoopoe at 1100 – probably west of Wolf Rock.


Thursday 8th May 2014

Late news, 7/5, Carlyon Bay Golf Club: c10 Whimbrel. (J Ashdown)

Millbrook Lake: 1 Egyptian Goose, 5 Canada Geese, 4 Mute Swan, 1 Moorhen, Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gulls. (C Ellis)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan with 7 cygnets, 4 Canada Goose with 2 goslings, 2 Greylag with 7 goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 1 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 3 Moorhen, c50 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin, 4 Swift, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver, 16 Whimbrel and 2 Sandwich Tern offshore. (DK Parker)

St Erth: 1 Yellowhammer. (MJ Spicer)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 White-billed Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver in flight also 2 Guillemot and Gannets. (D Chaney)

Maenporth: 3+ Common Swift, 1 Stonechat (m), 2 Whitethroat, 1 Great Northern Diver (winter plum), 1 Raven + 4 nearly fledged young on nest and 2 House Martin plus 3 Risso’s Dolphin. (D Chaney + S Perfect)

Swanpool: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Reed Warbler and 9 Mallard ducklings. (D Chaney + S Perfect)

Pennance Point: 87+ Manx Shearwater, 3+ Kittiwake and 6+ Sandwich Tern. (S Perfect)


Thursday 9th January 2014

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver and 1 Sandwich Tern on Carnsew Basin. (M Grantham, S Maycock, D Wheeler) 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, c200 Lapwing and 100 Golden Plover on Ryan’s Field. (D Jenkins) 2 Goosander, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 9 Med Gull and 1 ad Glaucous Gull on Lelant Saltings. (D Jenkins, C Barnard)

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Lelant: 1 Firecrest.

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  7 Mute Swan (including 2 young), 1 Peregrine, 2 Greylag, 21 Mallard, 18 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 14 Moorhen, 9 Snipe, 3 Oystercatcher, 73 Curlew over, 1 Little Egret, 1 Bittern, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Peregrine, 1 Buzzard, 1 Stonechat, 1 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Water Rail. (D Flumm, DK Parker)

Marazion Beach: 1 dead Puffin along tideline. (D Flumm) 2w Glaucous Gull again on the porpoise carcass early morning, plus 52 Sanderling and 2 Oystercatcher.(DK Parker)

St Michael’s Mount: 1 2w Glaucous Gull sitting on harbour wall (seen from Marazion). (D Flumm)

Chyandour, Penzance: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1m Eider, 1 fem/imm Black Redstart and 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm) Also 1 2w Glaucous Gull, 6 Mute Swan, 2 Purple Sandpiper and 2 Turnstone. (S Maycock – photos)

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Mousehole: 2w Glaucous Gull in the evening roost  and 1 Balearic flew west. (DK Parker, C Moore & P Semmens) Also Black Redstart still.

Carminowe Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 40+ Chiffchaff including 1 tristis type. (I Maclean)

Truro: 1 Peregrine on the cathedral. (D Jenkins)

St Ives: 80+ Kittiwake, ‘hundreds’ of Guillemot and Razorbill on the sea, c15 Great Northern Diver in the bay, 1 Manx Shearwater and 3 Balearic Shearwater. (R Phillips, D Jenkins)

Enys, Penryn: 1 Firecrest with 4 Long-tailed Tit and 2 Coal Tit. (M Whetman)

Pencarrow Point, Mylor: 1 Goldcrest & 2 Willow Warblers feeding on insects from seaweed piled up at the bottom of the hedge. (M Whetman)

Gwenver: 1 hybrid Hooded Crow  (showing dark feathers under the vent). (C Moore)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 200+ Curlew, 100+ Wigeon, 20 Shoveler, 4 Little Grebe, 100+ Canada Goose, 300+ Lapwing, 2 Mute Swan, 70+ Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Tufted Duck, 5 Little Egret, 6 Pintail, 50+ Teal, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Gadwall, 1 Peregrine, 100+ Golden Plover 100+ and 2 Snipe. (T & J Sleep)

Falmouth: 3 Red-necked Grebe, 4 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Great Northern Diver and 500+ Shag in the bay. 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Sandwich Tern and c250 Black-headed Gull in the harbour. (D Chaney)

Gerrans Bay: 1 White-billed Diver reported at Porthcurnick.

Millbrook Lake: 4 Great Northern Diver. (M Beer)

Helston Sewage Works: 2 Firecrests.

Maenporth: 18+ Black-throated Diver. (D Chaney)

Newlyn: 8 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver.

Sennen Cove: 1 Great Northern Diver.






Saturday 26th October 2013

Late News 22/10 Bass Point: 2 Fulmars, 2 Great Skuas and 2 Balearic Sheawaters. (D Collins)

Late News 22/10 Mullion: An Osprey flew south. (D Collins)

Davidstow Airfield: 10 Ringed Plover, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, 82 Lapwing and 2 Meadow Pipit. (RC Mudge, B Craven)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Osprey, 2 Ruff, 2 Whooper Swan, 12 Med Gull, 1 Little Grebe, 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 23 Lapwing, 30+ Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 1 Sandwich Tern, 40+ Curlew, 1 Greenshank. Also good number of Wigeon and Teal. 1 juv Arctic Tern over Carnsew Basin. (J St Ledger – photos, C Hutchings)

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Penzance: c100 Turnstone at Battery Rocks this afternoon. (R Phillips)

Prussia Cove: 1 Golden Oriole heard this morning. (L Proctor)

Blackpool Clay Works:  2 Ring Ouzel, 1 f Merlin, 21 Canada Geese, 17 Tufted Duck and 6 Dabchick. (S Cole)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 4 Teal, 17 Mallard, 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Moorhen, 6 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

The Lizard: 1 juv White-billed Diver past Bass Point.

Long Rock: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still at Morrison’s car park.

Carbis Bay: 1 Black Redstart.

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Wabler.

Porthgwarra: 4 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Bonxie, 1 Arctic Skua and 1 Great Northern Diver past this afternoon.

Camel Estuary: 2 ad Whooper Swan at Old Town Cove.

Penberth: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest near turning circle.

St Levan: 1 Lapland Bunting still in stubble field near car park.

St Austell: 1 Firecrest at Spit Beach.

Porthcurno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler south of car park.