Thursday 14th October 2021

Devoran, Tregoose Farm Point Road:– 2 Firecrest in the trees uphill from the farm. Also, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 4 Nuthatch, and Blue Tit flock. Mid afternoon.(M Wilson)

Boscean Farm, St Just: 1 Woodlark, south c. 10:45 (P Fraser)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Merlin, female. (P Fraser)

Kenidjack – top; 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff,.– bottom: 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest. (P Fraser)

Rosehill, Marazion: 12 Siskin east at 08:00. (P Fraser)

Lizard Point: ca 1000 Razorbill west between 08.00 and 09.00. 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 3 Common Scoter.. (D Collins)

Sennen Cove: 1 Black Redstart, on rocks. (Birdguides)

Dozmary Pool: Ring-necked Duck. (Birdguides)

Porthgwarra: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Hawfinch. (Birdguides)

Mevagissey: White Stork, flew north towards Pentewan. (Birdguides)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Spotted Redshank,1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Golden Plover, 4 Lapwing, 14 Curlew, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger & R Bowyer)

Cattle Egret. John St Ledger

Harlyn Bridge: 1 Cetti’s Warbler singing briefly and seen in reeds/willows (I. Bennallick)

St Leven: 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher. Along coastal path to Porthgwarra at 15:00. ( P Gammage)

Troon: 1 Black Redstart. (S Taylor)

Park Head: Viz Mig 1 Olive-backed Pipit briefly perched before heading west at 07:45. 1 Richards Pipit over heading west at 08:15. Also, 31 Redwing, 18 Song Thrush, 99 Meadow Pipit, 67 Skylark, 43 Chaffinch, 4 Siskin, 18 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer, 5 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chough, 28 Woodpigeon, 55 Starling, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Merlin, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. Also in and around Porth Meor, 1 Firecrest, 8 Goldcrest, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcap, 2 Wheatear, 13 Song Thrush and 5 Chough. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Richard’s Pipit. Bob Bosisto

Land’s End: 5 or 6 Blue Fin Tuna, probably 5 or6. (J&J Elvin.)

Nanjulian Cliff: Adult Yellow-legged Gull. (A Trout)

Yellow-legged Gull. Andy Trout

Yellow-legged Gull. Andy Trout

Mullion: Flyover “Tree-type” Pipit. (P Harris)

Church Cove: Lesser Whitethroat, just north of the Lifeboat station. (P Harris)

Hayle: Semi-palmated Sandpiper still present, 1 Ruff on Ryan’s Field and 1 Firecrest ( D Eva )

Drift Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher and a ‘Todd’s’-like Canada Goose with 78 Canadas – looking browner, darker with slighter build and thinner neck, smaller bill and darker chest than nominate ‘Atlantic’ Canada Goose alongside but black neck not reaching back would seem to eliminate ‘Todd’s’, B.c.interior. (D Flumm)

Black-necked Grebe. Dave Flumm

Canada Geese. Dave Flumm

Grebe. Dave Flumm

Penryn: 5 Stock Dove flew S early morning. Also small numbers of Redwing moving S and 3 Grey Wagtail. (C Benton)

Late submission, 13/10 St Agnes Head: viz mig, 14 Redwing, 12 Song Thrush, 41 Meadow Pipit, 20 Skylark, 15 Siskin, 2 Green Finch, 27 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 23 Goldfinch, c50 Linnet, 13 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 17 Magpie, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Curlew, 1 Green Woodpecker and 3 Chiffchaff. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Late submission, 13/10, Truro: 200 Jackdaw flew W in one tight flock mid afternoon. (C Benton)

Late submission, 13/10, Trevose Head: 1 Chough. (Z Gracey, C Parker)

Chough. (Zoe Gracey/Charlie Parker)

Late submission, 13/10, Fowey Estuary: 2 Osprey. (R Kirkwood)

Osprey, Rupert Kirkwood


Saturday 28th August 2021

Truro: 1 White Stork over at 12.25. (R Augarde)

Goonhilly Downs: Glossy Ibis circling over the moor mid-morning, slowly drifting east (M Grantham)

Glossy Ibis – Mark Grantham

Kynance: 1 Wood Warbler in trees at the cove opposite the toilet block, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 4 White Wagtail, 1 Greenshank, 3 Curlew, 1 Ringed Plover, 10 Wheatear. (D Collins)

Wood Warbler – David Collins

Wood Warbler – Ilya Maclean

Wood Warbler – Ilya Maclean

Lizard area: 1 Wryneck at Soapy Cove, 1 Hobby at Grade Marsh, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 6 Spotted Flycatchers, 7 Whinchat, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 11 White Wagtails. (I Maclean) Lesser Emperor Dragonfly at Windmill Farm. (D Wright)

Lizard Point: 5 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater. (Birdguides)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 Dunlin, 4 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (J St Ledger & S Williams)

Lesser Whitethroat – Stephen Williams

Tregoss: Pied Flycatcher on private farm. (P Roseveare)

Goss Moor: 3 Spotted Flycatcher along cycle path. (P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 21 Sandwich Tern, 49 Teal, 27 Oystercatcher, 16 Shelduck, 16 Wigeon, 2 Greenshank, 1 Osprey (successfully fishing at 11.06am then flew SW, it has a yellow plastic ring on right leg but not read). (S Grose) juv Little Stint and juv Curlew Sandpiper amongst c130 Dunlin and c30 Ringed Plover this evening. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Ryans Field: 84 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 237 Black headed Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Bullfinch, 19 Goldfinch, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Copperhouse Creek: 13 Mediterranean Gull from Black Bridge. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Little Stint, 24 Tufted Duck, 6 Wigeon, 9 Teal, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 12 Little Grebe, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Coot, 2 Raven, 3 Linnet, 19 Goldfinch. (S Grose)

Little Stint – Shaun Grose

Porthgwarra/ St Levan/ Skewjack: 6 Pied Flycatcher, 12 Spotted Flycatcher, 13 Tree Pipit, 33 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, 12 Willow Warbler, 3 Goldcrest, Snipe, 10 Yellow Wagtail, Dunlin. (M Wallace)

Land’s End: 6 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Whinchat, 2 Golden Plover, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 juvenile Ruff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) , 4 Chough, 1 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail. (P Fraser)

Ruff – Phil Taylor & Hilary Mitchell

Penzance: 1 male Eider behind the Albert Pier. (C Dale)

Marazion Beach: 1 Greenshank mid afternoon. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh:  2 Common Teal. (P Fraser)

Rosemount; Marazion: 30 Swallow. (P Fraser)

RSPB Marazion Marsh: Lesser Emperor Dragonfly. (Catherine Beazley)

North Cliffs: 18 Linnet, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Kestrel, 100+ Starling, 2 Chough (both un-ringed). (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir: Hobby, 2 Greenshank over. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: Fem/imm Marsh Harrier south over village 1305hrs. (D Flumm)
Nanquidno: 3 Tree Pipit, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap & 1 House Martin this afternoon. (J Hawkey)

Kelynack: 2 Kestrel, Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher. Also 5 Painted Lady, 127 Red Admiral, 48 Small Tortoiseshell. (D Flumm)

Red Admiral & Small Tortoishell – Dave Flumm

Painted Lady and Small Tortoiseshell – Dave Flumm

Rame – Penlee: 1 Lesser Whitethroat,  1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Wheatear, 10 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 20+ Chiffchaff, 30+ House Martin, 50+Swallow, and 1 fly-over Ringed Plover. (D Clegg)

Feock (off Restronguet Point): 1 Osprey. (K Staite)

Devoran: 20 Oystercatcher, 30 Curlew, 2 Little Egret. (K Staite)

Tresemple Pool: 15 Greenshank, 65 Redshank, 81 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher (D Eva)

St Clements to Tresemple Pool: 30+ Curlew,12 Greenshank, 6 Redshank, 2 Ring Plover, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Blac- headed Gull with green ring on right leg. (M Lammas)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Shoveller (f), 4 Wigeon, 7 Teal, numerous Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Stonechat, 1 Dunnock (juv), 10 Moorhen, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 3 Mute Swan (adult) with 5 Juveniles, 2 Greenshank. (D Sharp)

Cattle Egret’s – Dina Sharp

St Agnes: 3 Tree Pipit and 1 Whinchat. (L Sampson)

Porth Joke: 2 Tree pipit, 1 Whinchat, 5 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 7 Whitethroat, 3 Sparrowhawk. (S Rowe)

Bude Marshes: 1 Hippolias Warbler sp (either Icterine or Melodius Warbler) ,2 Reed warbler,1 Willow Warbler, 6+ Chiffchaff. (A Roberts)

Foxhole: 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap. (B Bosisto)

Late News, 27th August, Millpool (private garden): 1 Grey Wagtail. (M Claughton)

Late News, 24th August, Looe Island: 4 Ringed Plover, 11 Dunlin, 2 Black-headed Gulls, 1 Blackbird, 39 Cormorant, 2 Fulmar, 5 Gannet, 1 Goldfinch, 52 Great Black Backed Gulls, 1 Grey Heron, 33 Herring Gull, 10 Little Egret, 3 Mallard, 23 Oystercatchers, 6 Pheasant, 3 White Wagtails, 2 Redshank, 1 Robin, 4 Rock Pipit, 14 Shag, 1 Swallow, 3 Wheatear, 4 Whimbrel, 18 Curlew, 9 Wood Pigeon, 4 Wren, 1 Mediterranean Gull (J. Goodair)




Friday 27th August 2021

St Agnes Head: 1 Wryneck & 1 Whinchat this morning. (D Curtis) 1 juv Barred Warbler in small quarry on head, though elusive at 6:40pm. (G Lawlor)

Helston: White Stork with ring number GB7M near Helston Boating Lake at 6pm. (M & J Street)

Kingsmill lake: 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 3 juv Knot, 21 Greenshank, 10 juv Black-tailed Godwit, 40+ Redshank, 8 Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin, 13 Teal, ad Sandwich Tern & 24 Little Egret (P Kemp)

Devoran: 1 juv Osprey perched in the tree opposite Devoran Quay this evening. (D Carrier)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Osprey. (Birdguides)

Nanjizal: 2 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Wryneck, 26 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Redstart, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 13 Reed Warbler, 28 Whitethroat, 8 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 14 Sedge Warbler and 2 Grasshopper Warbler trapped and ringed. Also 7 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 8 Tree Pipit over. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson, R Veal)

Caerthillian: 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 20 Whitethroat, 1 Tree Pipit. (D Eva)

Land’s End: 11 Whinchat, Wheatear, 5 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Tree Pipit, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. Also c100 Small Tortoiseshell, c40 Red Admiral, c10 Painted Lady, c60 Large White, c20 Small White. (D Flumm, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Nanquidno: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit. Also 1 Stoat, 21 Small Tortoiseshell, 86 Red Admiral but only 1 Painted Lady. (D Flumm, P Fraser)

Windmill Farm: Hobby, Lesser Whitethroat. (D Wright)

Porth Joke: 1 Hobby, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 2 Reed Warbler, 9 Willow Warbler. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir (from hide): 1 juv Little Ringed Plover, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, Snipe and 2 Lapwing. (T Wilson) Also a group of 9 Ringed Plover flew in briefly. (R Augarde, T Mills)

Pendeen: 1 Golden Plover, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Curlew, 15 Tree Pipit, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Whinchat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Common Redstart, 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Balearic Shearwater. (K Aspden, A Bayly, P Combridge, Birdguides)

Lowland Point, Coverack: 1 Wheatear, 8+ Sand Martin, 2 Whitethroat, c4 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2+ Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and 1 Slow Worm. (D Beadle)

Foxhole: 1 Whinchat, 2 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 17 Teal. (B Bosisto, J Howells)

Whinchat – Josh Howells

Whinchat – Josh Howells

Par Beach Pool: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 200 Swallow, 3 Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto, J Howells, G Barter)

Lizard Point: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, Storm Petrel, 2 Pied Flycatcher. (Birdguides)

Cot Valley: 3 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 8 Tree Pipit, 13 Whitethroat, 4 Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail, 3 Common Sandpiper. (Birdguides, N Wheatley)

Kenidjack: 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit. (Birdguides)

Sennen Cove: 1 Pied Flycatcher in front gardens at S end of Maria’s Lane. (Birdguides)

Looe: 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, c150 Gannet. (D Julian)

Colliford Lake, 10.30-13.15: 2 Buzzard, 1 female Kestrel, 2 Raven, 8 Magpie, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Great-Crested Grebe, 9 Cormorant, c100 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Canada Geese, 2 Greenshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 5 Willow Warbler, 15 Pied Wagtail, 30+ Linnet, 40 + Swallow, 7 Stonechat, 1 Green Woodpecker,
5 Common Darter, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Common Blue, 2 Large White, 2 Wall, 40+ Small Tortoiseshell (M & R Frost)

Late Submission, 26/8/21, Penlee Battery NR: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (D Allan)

Late Submission, 26/8/21, Porthtowan: 1 Whinchat, 1 Sedge Warbler. (L Sampson)

Sunday 24th January 2021

Traboe: 25+ Cattle Egret, 5+Little Egret, 1 White Stork. (S.Wood)

Cattle Egret – Steven Wood

Hayle Estuary: Adult and 1w Ring-billed Gull, 2w and ad Caspian Gull, adult Iceland Gull, 10 Yellow-legged Gull, 62 Common Gull, 20 Grey Plover and 1 Whimbrel. (M Halliday and P Freestone)

Camborne: 4 Blackcap 2f+ 2m, in a private garden. (G Rogers)

Blackcaps – Geoff Rogers

Heamoor, Penzance: 1m Blackcap. (V Whyte)

Wharfside, Penzance: Large Starling murmuration this evening. (D Brown)

Starling Murmuration – Dave Brown

Starling Murmuration – Dave Brown

Loe Pool, Helston: 4 Cattle Egret near Nansloe Farm, 11m 1f Goosander, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and Great Northern Diver. (A Witheywood)

Cetti’s Warbler – Andrew Witheywood

Pennance Point: 1 Long-tailed Duck (female), 4 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger)

Penryn Estuary: Whimbrel, 2 Knot, 30+ Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 11 Turnstone, 30+ Curlew, 8 Teal. (M Broadbent)

Truro/Newmills: 2 Firecrest, 1 Dipper, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 Siskin (D Eva)

Par Beach: 1 Stonechat, 1Goldcrest. (C Hooper)

Penwithick: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in private garden. (K Bowers)

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Kevin Bowers

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Kevin Bowers

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Kevin Bowers

Lostwithiel: 1f Blackcap still present feeding on fat balls with sparrows. (E Mayhew)

Padstow, Tregirls Beach: 249 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 39 Black-headed Gull, 45 Herring Gull. 4 Grey Partridge feeding in the sand dunes, then flew into brassica field directly behind the beach as dog walkers approached early am. (S Grose)

Padstow, Hawkers Cove: 2 Kingfisher from a private garden. (S Grose)

Crugmeer: 378+ Rook in huge flock. (S Grose)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1 Black Swan, 2 Mute Swan. (S Grose)

Liskeard: 1m Blackcap, 2 Great Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 1f Siskin, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Mistle Thrush. (D Sharp)

Mistle Thrush – Deena Sharp

Bude Area: 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Snipe, 50 Lapwing. (S Windle)

Common Snipe – Steven Windle

Rame Head: Chough still present to the west of the NCI lookout this afternoon. (C Scott)

St John’s Lake: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, 10 Teal, 2 Black Redstart, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Redshank, 4 Shelduck. (R Napp)

River Tamar: c.150-200 Mixed waders including Turnstones and Dunlin flying in unison, as a flock, for half an hour around a single yacht. Some landing but not enough room for all of them. (R Napp)

Turnstone and Dunlin Flock – Rick Napp

Lockdown 3 Diary

Here we go again. Another lockdown. Thank goodness watching birds can lighten the load. Birds know nothing of our woes and so are doing what they always do, quietly taking on board the growing daylight and thinking about the spring to come. Even in these short days there are signs that weren’t there a few weeks ago: a Mistle Thrush trumpeting away at the top of the bare beech tree; Great Tits urgently crying out; Rooks and Jackdaws spring-cleaning or house-hunting. Eggs may be two or three months away still, but birdlife is quickening already.

Saturday 23rd was a beautiful blue day in Cornwall – a welcome respite from Storm Cristoph – and I took my permitted exercise at Crugmeer near Padstow. Gannets joined the mass of gulls that had tracked down a shoal of fish and knifed into the sea in that devil-may-care way they have. A Kestrel played in the updrafts and as I neared Portmissen I could hear the unmistakable cry of dozens of Kittiwakes staking out their nest ledges for the forthcoming season. Fulmars cruised around the cliffs peering at me peering at them. As I made my way back to the car, I made out a commotion of crows mobbing a large, pale bird. The binoculars revealed a first for the year, a Short-eared Owl. The perfect end to a crisp winter walk.

Simon Marquis (


Saturday 23rd January 2021

Late news, 22/1, Redruth: 1 female Black Restart in a private garden. (Peter Flack)

Late news, 22/1, Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Black-necked Grebe, drake Ring-necked Duck and 4 Mediterranean Gull. (M McKee)

Falmouth Bay; Pennance Point: Black Guillemot, 5 Common Scoter, Wigeon, 6 Great Northern Diver. 100+ Common Dolphin. (M Broadbent)

St Austell Bay: White Stork over Duporth Beach circling and then drifted west 11.15 am. (P Wilkins)

Hayle Estuary: Curlew Sandpiper, Pale-bellied Brent Goose still at Copperhouse Creek. 5 Redhead Goosander at Carnsew Pool (P Smale) adult & sub-adult Caspian Gull.(Birdguides) 2 adult Caspian Gull, Glaucous Gull, Red-breasted Merganser, 17 Grey Plover, Kingfisher. (P Freestone)

Wadebridge area:  1 Great Grey Shrike. (A Langdon)

Great Grey Shrike – Adrian Langdon

Great Grey Shrike – Adrian Langdon

Camel Estuary: Circa 3000 Golden Plover, 28 Mute Swan, 1 Black Swan, 1 Greenshank, circa 20 Redshank, circa 200 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret. (A Langdon)

Golden Plover flock – Adrian Langdon

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Spoonbill, c30 Shoveler. (A Langdon)

Adult Spoonbill – Adrian Langdon


Wadebridge: Siskin, Redwing. (C Selway)

Gluvian & Talskiddy: 250 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 70 Skylark, 40 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, 41 Yellowhammer , 2 Hare. (B & L Bosisto)

Trevemper sewage works / Trevoll : 6 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 6 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret (in field with horses nr Trenhaile House) , 3 Meadow Pipit, 1f Peregrine Falcon, 19 Pheasant, 100+ Redwing, 11 Fieldfare, 33 House Sparrow, 15 Long tailed Tit, 21 Magpie, 53 Black headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black backed Gull, 1 Peacock Butterfly. (S Grose)

Rejerrah:1 Barn Owl over Scotland rd early am. (T Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, c15 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (T Mills)

Longrock Pool: 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Little Grebe. (T Mills)

Little London; Marazion: 3 Black Redstart, 1 Water Pipit, Pod of Common Dolphins offshore with a large number of gulls (A Witheywood)

Black Redstart – Andrew Witheywood

St Buryan: 3 Gadwall, 1 Peregrine, 40 Fieldfare. (N Rogers)

Cot Valley: juvenile Iceland Gull, Whimbrel. (N & T Wheatley)

Crows-an-Wra: c100,000 Starling in Sociable Plover field at 4pm. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit, 36 Rock Pipit. (S Rowe)

Kenneggy: 14 Curlew, 8 Meadow Pipit, 3 Goldfinch, 12 Linnet, 1 Black Redstart (m), 3 Rock Pipit, 4 Turnstone, 18 Redwing. (C James)

Bude Marshes: 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Shelduck,  5 Snipe, 150 Canada Goose, 1 Farmyard Goose, 60 Teal, 200 Lapwing,1 Ruff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Heron, 100 Starling, 10 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff. (S Windle)

Cattle Egret – Stevan Windle

Pink-footed Goose – Stevan Windle

Cattle Egret – Stevan Windle

Carminowe: 3 Cattle Egret. (Birdguides)

Gunwalloe: Black Redstart. (Birdguides)

Roseland; Gull Rock: 100+ Guillemot back on ledges of Gull Rock, establishing territory, feeding, fishing and calling.  (David Hall)

Falmouth Bay: 2 Black Redstart at Castle Beach, Whimbrel , Rock Pipit. (L Langley)

Penryn, Tremough Campus: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest and 2 Nuthatch. (C Ledger)

Penryn Estuary (St Gluvias’ church to Sailors Creek): 2 Kingfisher, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Common Sandpiper, 30+ Curlew, 4 Little Egret, 20+ Redshank, 15+ Greenshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Blackcap, 1 Buzzard. (J Clarke)

1st winter Spoonbill – Josh Clarke

Common Sandpiper – Josh Clarke

Penwithick (private garden):  15 House Sparrow , 3 Bullfinch (2m , 1f) , 2 Coal Tit , 3 Blue Tit , 8 Chaffinch , 2 Robin , 2 Great Tit , 1 Reed Bunting , 5 Blackbird , 1 Marsh Tit , 4 Long-tailed Tit . (K. Bowers)

Coal Tit – Kevin Bowers

Great Tit – Kevin Bowers

Long-tailed Tit – Kevin Bowers

Reed Bunting – Kevin Bowers

Male Bullfinch – Kevin Bowers

Female Bullfinch – Kevin Bowers

Lostwithiel; private garden: female Blackcap on feeders with sparrows. E Mayhew.

Trerulefoot: c. 50 Golden Plover. (A Blonden)

Sunday 10th January 2021

Late News, 8th & 9th/1, Cremyll: 21 Grey Heron in a field and 2 Gadwall at Barn Pool, Mount Edgcumbe. (B Taggart)

Late News, 08/01, Newlyn East: 2m+f Blackcap on garden feeder. (J Waterhouse)

Late news, 09/01, Dobwalls: 1f & 2m Siskin in garden and 30+ Golden Plover flew over (C&J Duffy)

St Buryan: 1 White Stork flying east late morning. (J Eaton) In addition, Ad Iceland Gull flew east, 6 Med Gull, 2 Snipe. (N Rogers)

Penzance: White Stork flew east at 12:05, Longrock at 12:10 and last seen circling Crowlas at 12:25 when lost to view. (P St Pierre, L Proctor, DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ad & 1w Ring-billed Gull, 3 Caspian Gull. Also, White Stork over at 12.29 (per RBA)

Carn Gloose: 2 Humpback Whale (one off Nanquidno drifting north to Carn Goose, second actively moving south off Sennen and diving frequently), Peregrine, Kestrel, 2 Raven. Also c.5 Dolphin sp. (D Flumm)

Humpback Whale – Dave Flumm

Raven – Dave Flumm

Crowlas: 3 Mediterranean Gull over. (G Healey)

Portheras: Siberian Chiffchaff and 3 Chiffchaff. (P Combridge)

Newlyn: 1 juv Glaucous Gull at mouth of river, 2 Kingfisher and 1 Grey Wagtail in the harbour. (T Mills)

Glaucous Gull – Tony Mills

London Beach, Marizion: 5 Black Redstart. (A Witheywood)

Black Redstart – Andrew Witheywood

Black Redstart – Andrew Witheywood

Loe Pool: 2 Bittern, 1 Water Rail, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Firecrest, 7 Goosander. (I Maclean, J Foster et al)

Bittern – Ilya Maclean

St Keverne: 2 Firecrest at Cedarwood Camping pod site (J Jones)

Firecrest – Joe Jones

Penryn: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Blackcap, 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 Little Grebe. (C Ledger)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 1f Black Redstart and 1 Stonechat. (J Irvine) In addition, 1 Great Northern Diver, 5 Common Scoter, 50 Common Dolphin (M Broadbent)

Carrick Roads; viewed from Restronguet Weir: 2 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Black-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern Diver, 27 Red-breasted Merganser (14 in one raft), 1 Eider (male), 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher. Also 1 Harbour Porpoise. (J St Ledger)

Black-necked Grebe – John St Ledger

Red-breasted Merganser – John St Ledger

Eider & Red-breasted Merganser – John St Ledger

St Clements/Tresemple Pool: 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 25 Shelduck, 10 Teal, 1 Greenshank, 1 Redwing, 1 Long-Tailed Tit, 1 Bar Tailed Godwit. (Richard and Evan Wilcox)

Truro: 1m Black Redstart and Meadow Pipit in private garden. (J Louw)

Par: 12 Cormorant diving off the beach and several Chiffchaff around the beach stream. (M Bowers)

Lostwithiel: 2f Blackcap on feeders in private garden. (E Mayhew)

Goss Moor: 1 Snipe, 3+ Teal, 20+ Wigeon, 3+ Mallard, 1 Peregrine with kill, 2 Jays (1 “singing”). (R Hollis)

Towan Head: 17 Red-throated Diver west, 1 Velvet Scoter, 60+ Common Scoter still in bay. (S Rowe)

Newquay Boating Lake: 98 Black-headed Gull (incuding white ring on right leg TAMC), 2 Mute Swan (Inc blue plastic ring on AX), 1 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Goosander, 11 Tufted Duck, 15 Teal, c.20 Mallard, 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (S Rowe)

Rejerrah: 1 f Peregrine Falcon over, 2 Skylark, 1 m Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Cubert Common: 1 Merlin, 1 Barn Owl. 74 Lapwing at Treago Farm. (S Grose)

Trevemper /Trevoll: 36 Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellowhammer, 3 Skylark, 5 Goldcrest, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Dipper, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Linnet. (S Grose)

St Columb Major: 1f Blackcap feeding on pyracantha in private garden. (D Dennis)

Blackcap – Derrick Dennis

Gluvian: Woodcock, Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail feeding on dung heap. (B & L Bosisto)

Dennis Cove Lake, Padstow: 8 Little Grebe. (S Marquis)

Liskeard: 2m Blackcap in a private garden. (D Sharp)

Blackcap – Deena Sharp

Dobwalls: Yellowhammer (m&f) & Great Spotted Woodpecker in neighbouring trees. Jay and Redwing (drinking in our pond) in garden (C&J Duffy)


Wednesday 6th January 2021

Late news, December, Gweek: Redstart in early December. (J Preece)

Ashton near Praa Sands: White Stork flying around. (C Dale, G Sykes et al)

Drift Reservoir: male Ring-necked Duck, 6 Tufted Duck. (P  St Pierre) 16 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Teal, 4 Med Gull, 80 Redwing & 2 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

St Clement: 3 Cattle Egret at Tresemple Pool. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Black-necked Grebe still on Longrock Pool. (S Rogers)

Penzance: 1 Red-throated Diver. (L Proctor) juv Iceland Gull with gulls following plough just north of Tremethick Cross. (P St Pierre)

Marazion: Black-necked Grebe still on Long Rock pool. (S Rogers)

Sennen: c15 Chiffchaff at Brew SW. (K Wilson)

Nanjizal: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff. (K Wilson)

Pennance Point: Black Guillemot, Great Skua, Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 6 Common Scoter, Adult Yellow-Legged Gull, 8 Meditteranean Gulls, c60 Gannets, c40 Kittiwakes, also 10 Risso’s Dolphins, 150+ Common Dolphins, 1 Harbour Porpoise. (M Broadbent, E Cornelius)

Falmouth; off Maenporth: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Great Northern Diver, 8 Kittiwake (on water), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kestrel (over). Also 20+ Common Dolphin. (J St Ledger)

Nr Loe Beach, Carrick Roads: 6 Turnstone, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Red-breasted Meganser, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Green Woodpecker. (K Hambly-Staite)

Mylor: Great Crested Grebe, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Whimbrel. (L Langley)

Tregrehan: 1 Firecrest in Boscundle woods. (I Stewart)

Truro: Male Black Redstart Malpas village. (M Costa)

Porthleven: 1 Black-throated Diver reported.

Illogan: 1 m Sparrowhawk, 2 (m & f ) Blackcap, 2 Blackbird, 3 Starling, 15 House Sparrow, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 1 Wren, in private garden (J Baker)

St.Winnow: Golden Plover c300 feeding in fields alongside Lerryn Road. (E Mayhew)

Kenneggy: 1 Redwing, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Rock Pipit, 9 Turnstone. (C James)

Lower Tamar Lake: 12 Goosander 5m 7f, 5 Willow Tit, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Marsh Tit, 3 Jay. (R Mudge)

Two Seats, Camel Estuary: 1 Spoonbill, 9 Cattle Egret (A Taylor)

Saltash: Black Redstart. (F Rowney)

Bridge; St Columb Major: 4 Blackcap , 1 Fieldfare feeding on apples. (B & L Bosisto)

Gluvian: 1 Great Black Backed Gull, 20 Fieldfare, 200 Redwing, 12 Yellowhammer. (B & L Bosisto)

Yellowhammer – Bob Bosisto