Friday 10th September 2021

Pendeen Lighthouse (06.45 – 12.00): 8 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Tern, 5 ad Sabine’s Gull, 4 Common Scoter, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 17 Arctic Skua, 7 Great Skua, 200+ Manx, 38 Balearic Shearwater. (S. Rogers, B. Mellow, R. Veal). Also 1 Cory’s Shearwater between 16.00 and 18.00. (Birdguides)

St Agnes Head: Ad Sabine’s Gull (15.30), 6 Sooty Shearwater, 38 Balearic Shearwater, 9 Arctic Skua, 6 Great Skua, 6 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Tern. Also Chough and Peregrine. (G Lawlor)

Pendeen, churchyard: 1 Wood Warbler (P Combridge) Also 4 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 12+ Willow Warbler. (P Combridge, R Veal) Also 1 Wryneck in scrub by road over bridge at Portheras. (Birdguides)

Foxhole: Eclipse drake Ring-necked Duck still. (Birdguides)

Nanquidno: 1 Wryneck at Nanjulian Cliff. (C Moore)

Chapel Porth: Wryneck still present at 15.30. (M Lammas)

Newlyn: Osprey over the harbour at 10.30. (M Jones)

Porthleven: 1 Osprey over at ~08:30 am. (I Maclean)

Camel Estuary: 1 Spotted Redshank at Camel Quarry. (D Julian)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper and 3 Spotted Redshank still from Stuart Hutchings Hide. (Birdguides)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 5 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper on the shore near Tempest. (P Fraser) Ryan’s Field: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Ruff. (P Fraser, M Ahmad)

Gwithian: Black-necked Grebe still at St Gothian Sands LNR. (Birdguides)

Porthgwarra Cove (07.20-10.20): 45 Balearic Shearwater, 22 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 3 Sandwich Tern, Mediterranean Gull, 110 Kittiwake. (D Flumm, G Hirons)

Downderry, 13.30-14.30: 3 ad Kittiwake, 10 Gannet, male Common Scoter, 5 Manx & 1 Balearic Shearwater. (P Kemp)

St Ives Island (15.00-16.20): 20 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Manx Shearwater, 30 Sandwich Tern, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Kittiwake, 1 Wheatear, 1 Ocean Sunfish. (G Jones)

East Pentire, Newquay (16:00-17:50): c30 Balearic Shearwater with 2000+ feeding Manx Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 15 Sandwich Tern 3 Arctic Tern, 5 Kittiwake. (S Rowe)

Mousehole: 2 Balearic Shearwater past, 1 Pied Flycatcher. (Birdguides)

Siblyback: 2 Pintail, 30+ Teal, 5 Coot, 2 juv Little Stint, 5 Snipe, 5 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank & 5 Swallow. (P Kemp)

Upper Tamar Lake: 3 Little Stint. (B Bryne)

Rame Head: 1 Pied Flycatcher and Wheatear. (P Aley)

Wacker Quay: 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel. (P Aley)

Jupiter Point: 9 Sandwich Tern and 3 Whimbrel. (P Aley)

Wilcove: 3 Whimbrel and 4 Sandwich Tern. (P Aley)

Torpoint: 13 Sandwich Tern, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 39 Dunlin and 5 Mediterranean Gull. (P Aley)

Restronguet Creek:  9 Greenshank, Kingfisher, Common Sandpiper, 4 Curlew, 8 Dunlin, 4 Redshank. (D Peers)

Glendurgan (beach): Winter-plumaged adult Mediterranean Gull at 13.50. (RB & PC Girling)

Late submission, 9/9, East Looe: 2 Spotted Flycatcher in private garden. (D Spooner)

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Thursday 9th September 2021

Land’s End: 1 Bonelli’s Warbler sp. Hedge hopping towards the white boarded up house, 2 Whinchat, 16 Whitethroat, 8 Spotted Flycatcher at Swingates. (R Wilkins)

Pendeen churchyard: 1 Wood Warbler. (P Combridge)

Tremayne Quay, Helford River: 1 Osprey. (M Mattrass)

Gwithian: Wryneck spotted on SW coastal path close to Hells Mouth near Hayes. (P Hardeman)

Wryneck. Pam Hardeman

Chapel Porth: 2 Wryneck (up the valley from carpark in gorse 50m to seaward side of derelict building).

Wryneck. Mark Jones

Wryneck. Tony Wilson

Percuil river: 1 Osprey . (J Summets)

Restronguet Creek: 1 Osprey (ringed Blue JF1), 1 Spoonbill, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Turnstone (1 in near summer plumage), 6 Knot, 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Sandwich Tern (fishing), 1 Peregrine (over). Also numbers of Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Greenshank, Redshank, Oystercatcher and Curlew. (J St Ledger)

Osprey Blue JF1 was ringed as a chick on 13th July 2017 near Monymusk, Aberdeenshire by Grampian Ringing Group and was photographed at Devoran on 22nd September 2017. It was also photographed at Restronguet on a boat mast on 19th September 2020.

Osprey. John St Ledger

Spoonbill. John St Ledger

Curlew Sandpiper. John St Ledger

Turnstone. John St Ledger

Bude: 2 Balearic Shearwater. (R Kirkwood)

Wheal Cotes: 3 Chough, 1 Raven, 1 Peregrine (S Lyons)

Devoran: 1 Osprey, 1 Little egret, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Whimbrel, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Buzzard plus Canada Goose, Herring Gull, Dunlin. (C Knott)

Cadgwith: Wryneck still on coast path at Chough Ogo. (S Croft)

Gannel estuary: 1 Little Stint with Dunlin, (M Lammas)

Marazion: 3 Osprey over the sea at 13:10. (D Lyons)

Drift Reservoir: Osprey, Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper. (D Flumm)

Newbridge: Wood Sandpiper for 8th day. (D Flumm)

Loe Pool: 1 Osprey, 1 Tree Pipit. (I Maclean)

Restronguet Creek: 2 Curlew Sandpiper (Tallacks Creek), 1 Osprey, 2 Sandwich Tern (off Point Quay). (J St Ledger)

Sancreed: 8 Wheatear, 11 White Wagtail. Also Drift Osprey viewed from village. (D Flumm)

White Wagtail. Dave Flumm

White Wagtail. Dave Flumm

White Wagtail. Dave Flumm

Porth Joke: 23 Whitethroat, 14 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Stock dove, c100 goldfinch, c50 Linnet (JHowells)

Cubert: 2 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear (JHowells)

Boscathnoe: 5 Tree Pipit and 1 Kestrel (P St Pierre)

Tresillian: 35 Dunlin, 44 Redshank, 5 Ringed Plover, 6 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Black Tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew. (A Nicholson)

Tresillian River to St Clement: 14 Curlew, 6 Greenshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 16 Redshank. (A Nicholson)

West Cornwall Golf Course, Lelant: 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Yellow Wagtail (P Fraser)

Par Beach : 50 Ringed Plover, 30 Dunlin, 179 Oystercatcher, 19 Turnstone ,17 Sanderling , 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear. (B & L Bosisto)

Siblyback Lake: 2 Heron , 5 Coot, 18+ Little Grebe , 2 Great Crested Grebe , 26+ Teal , 2 Pintail, 3 Ringed Plover , 7 Dunlin , 1 Little Stint, 2 Greenshank , 4 Common Sandpiper , 9 Snipe , 2 Wheatear , 30+ Swallow through. (K Pellow)

Gulval: Peafowl, female and 5 young in private garden. (M Spicer)

Peafowl. Mike Spicer

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Wednesday 8th September 2021

Walmsley notice: There will be a work party at Walmsley on Thursday 9th from 9am until mid afternoon. Both hides will remain open but expect some noise and disturbance

Cadgwith: imm Red-backed Shrike 1km South of Cadgwith at 0900, also 1 Wryneck this evening at Chough Ogo. (S Croft)

Pendeen: Wood Warbler at Calartha Farm. (P Combridge) Also Wryneck, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit at Carn Eanes. (P Clement) Also another Wryneck reported North of Portheras Cove.

Trevose: 2 Wryneck, 8 Willow Warbler, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Peregrine, 14 Chough this evening. (R Augarde) Also 2 Whinchat, 3 Swift at end of golf course. (P Sofley)

St Agnes: 1 Wryneck, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Whinchat, 10 Wheatear, 30+ Whitethroat, 1 Peregrine, 1 Snipe, 2 Chough. (G Lawlor)

Cot – Boscregan: 1 Wryneck, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Common Sandpiper. (N Wheatley)

Land’s End: 1 Wryneck at Treeve Common. (R Archer). Also 1 Wryneck at Trinity Pool, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 20+ Willow Warbler, 3 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail. (M Ahmad)

Pied Flycatcher, Mashuq Ahmad

Porthgwarra: 1 Wryneck, 3+ Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit, 1 Sedge Warbler, 12+ Willow Warbler, 8+ Chiffchaff, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2+ Southern Migrant Hawker all at Trevean. (M Elliott) Also another Wryneck reported 1/4 miles West of Hella Point and 1 Pied Flycatcher.

Nanjizal: 89 trapped and ringed including: 52 Willow Warbler, 9 Sedge Warbler, 9 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler and 1 Tree Pipit. (J Overfield, R Veal) Also 1 Wryneck (below Nanjizal house), fem Redstart, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, extra 25+ Willow Warbler, 4 Tree Pipit, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 12 White Wagtail, 1 Dunlin, 1 Golden Plover, 2+ Common Tern and c12 Sandwich Tern (offshore). Please keep to public rights of way. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 10 juv Little Stint, 2 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, juv Great Crested Grebe this evening. (R Veal) Also 26 Sandwich Tern. (P Longshaw)

St Gothian Sands: ad Black-necked Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Little Stint, 1 Swift. (P Freestone, J Chapple). Also 2 Pochard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 11 Sandwich Tern. (M Spicer)

Devoran: 1 Spoonbill, flew off toward Mylor c15:45. (S Turner, C Foote, T Weston, M Dunford, T Wilson) Also 7 Little Egret, 1 possible Great White Egret, opposite Norway inn early morning. (S Turner) Also, 135+ Redshank, 34 Curlew, 51 Oystercatcher, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, mix of 120+ Dunlin + Ringed Plover, 6 Knot, Common Sandpiper, Whimbrel, 8 Little Egret & 2 Raven. (C Foote, T Weston) Also 1 Osprey. (M Dunford, T Wilson) Also 24 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit. (T Wilson)

Spoonbill, Charlotte Foote

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 2 Shoveler, 3 Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 3 Wheatear, 14 Snipe, 2 Lapwing. (M Pass) Also, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 3 Shoveler, 2 Wheatear, 1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger & S Williams)

Wood Sandpiper, Stephen Williams

Spotted Redshank, Stephen Williams

Sparrowhawk,Stephen Williams

Downderry: a raft of 27 Balearic Shearwater offshore late afternoon. Also noted today, 5 Ringed Plover, 8 Kittiwake, a Wheatear and 2 White Wagtail. (A Payne)

Botallack: juv Hobby, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 2 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler. (D Flumm)

Hobby, Dave Flumm

Hobby, Dave Flumm

Kenidjack: 6 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Blackcap, c50 Willow Warbler, a few Chiffchaff, 5 Chough and 2 Kestrel. (M Jones) Also 2 Pied Flycatcher, 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 24 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Wheatear, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, c100 Swallow, 20 House Martin, 2 Chough. (D Flumm)

Crowdy Res: 4+ Spotted Flycatcher, 27 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Coot (scarce here). (B Craven)

St Ives Island: 12 Common Scoter, 10 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Wheatear, ca. 6 Common Dolphin (G Jones).

Polzeath: 2 Pied Flycatcher and 2 Spotted Flycatcher this morning NW of Pentire Farm, in long line of tamarisks near footpath to The Rumps. (J Cook)

Nanpean: adult Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Green Sandpiper, 26 Teal. (B Bosisto)

Millbrook: 40+ Redshank, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Greenshank.  (D Sharp).

Rame Head: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 5 Cirl Bunting (4 female, 1 male), 1 Yellowhammer (male), 5 Chaffinch, 1 Robin, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Wren, 1 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, 30+ Swallows and House Martins (D Sharp).

Whitsand Bay: 1 Gannet, large raft of mixed Gulls and Cormorants feeding off shore, 4 Dunnock.  (D Sharp).

Booby’s Bay: flock of 10 Chough moving towards Trevose Head @13:55. (S Lilley)

Crugmeer: 1 Whinchat, 5 Whitethroat. (D Julian)

Bossinney: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, c50 Willow Warbler in pines at 13:00. (M Worden)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Wryneck reported.

Late Submission, 07/09, Truro: 1 Osprey flying near Trafalgar Roundabout in the afternoon. (K Hambly-Staite)

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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)

 

 

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Monday 31st May 2021

Late News, 29/05, Woon Gumpus Common: Black Stork late evening. (R Humphreys)

Black Stork – Raoul Humphreys

Buttermilk Hill: Black Stork again throughout the day eventually being lost to view over Carbis Bay mid afternoon. (J Chapple, J Ryan et al) In addition, Black Stork back over between 6.00 and 7.00 pm, 7 Red Kite over, 4 Cuckoo, 18 pairs of Linnet and 14 pairs of Meadow Pipit, 4 pairs of Stonechat and 11 pairs of Whitethroat. (V Stratton)

Tehidy: Great Spotted Cuckoo being mobbed by 2 Magpie and a Pipit flock over the B3301, about 1/3rd of a mile east of Tehidy Woods. (P Roseveare)

King Arther’s Hall, Bodmin Moor: Black Kite with 2 Red Kite drifting north at 2.30 pm. (S Croft)

Clerkenwater Vean, Bodmin Moor: 1 Wood Warbler calling, 1 Red Kite, 1 Dipper. (A Wagstaff)

Lands End: 1 Woodchat Shrike, 1 Hobby (over at 09:20 flying in the direction of Sennen). (J St Ledger, M Hall)

Woodchat Shrike – John St Ledger

Red Kite – John St Ledger

Nanjizal: 2cy Golden Oriole, 2cy Marsh Harrier, 8 Red Kite, flava Wagtail, Redpoll. (K Wilson)

Penwith Moors: 4 Red Kite, 1 Cuckoo. (J St Ledger)

Polgigga: 7 Crossbill over. (M Wallace)

Kenidjack: 6 Red Kite over. (M Hall)

Botallack: 1m Blackcap. (M Hall)

Sancreed: 2 Red Kite, Cuckoo. Turtle Dove east with 2 Collared Dove 16:30 hrs. Also Adder & Broad-bodied Chaser dragonfly Caer Bran (D Flumm)

Marazion Marshes RSPB: 8 Linnet, 4 Stonechat, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 8 Reed Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Wren, 1 Little Grebe. (K Bowers)

Reed Warbler – Kevin Bowers

Grey Heron – Kevin Bowers

Linnet – Kevin Bowers

Gunwalloe, Church Cove: single Red Kite quartering the reed bed beside the golf course at low level. Flew off towards the west. (S Ford)White Hart, Ludgvan: 5 Swift over this evening. (P Geddes)

Croft Pascoe, Goonhilly Downs: 3 Siskin, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Blackcap (m), 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warblers. Also 1 Red Kite over 8.00 am. (S Chandler)

Traboe Cross, Goonhilly: 2 Cuckoo (S Chandler)

Praa Sands: 4 Red Kite drifted over heading East between 06:30 and 07:00 am. 2 Appeared to be exhibiting courtship flight characteristics (J Evans)

Perranuthnoe: 5 Red Kite at 7.30 am, mobbed by Corvids, last seen high and heading across the bay to St Michael’s Mount. (N Groves)

Trencrom: 1 Red Kite over today. (S Stevens)

Brunnion/Trink: Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, 2 Swift. (P Geddes)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Little Egret, 31 Shelduck including a brood of 6 ducklings, 39 Canada Goose including broods of 6 & 4 goslings, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 6 Oystercatcher, 6 Curlew, Black-headed Gull. (D Flumm)

Turnstone – Dave Flumm

Dunlin – Dave Flumm

Ringed Plover – Dave Flumm

Ryan’s Field RSPB, Hayle: 6 Swallow , 2 Grey Heron , 2 Little Egret , 2 Shelduck , 5 Reed Warbler , 7 Goldfinch . (K Bowers)

Swallow – Kevin Bowers

Goldfinch – Kevin Bowers

Zennor: 1 Red Kite between Zennor and Gurnards Head at midday. (C & R Daley)

St Erth Praze: Red Kite heading north late morning (M Grantham)

Camborne: Red Kite heading north low at 15:15 (M Grantham)

St Agnes: 1 Red Kite flying above Wheal Kitty being mobbed my gulls. (T Francis)

Trispen: 9 Cattle Egret flying low East over A39 between Carland Cross and Trispen at 6.30am. (C Mason)

Penhale Sands: 1 Cuckoo. (L Sampson)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 juvenile Tawny Owl, 8 ad Great Crested Grebe on the water (nest being incubated with 3 eggs has been predated), 1 Dipper collecting food on the dam wall. (S Grose)

Rock: 1 Sparrowhawk high over a private garden. (S Grose)

Amble Marshes: 1 Marsh Harrier, Mute swan pair + 7 cygnets, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Otter. (A Langdon)

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Spoonbill, 5 Grey Heron, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 4 Skylark, Mute swan pair with 5 cygnets. (A Langdon)

Spoonbill – Adrian Langdon

Spoonbill- Andrew Tomkins

Spoonbill – Andrew Tomkins

Mute Swans – Andrew Tomkins

Dunmere: 4 Dipper (2ad & 2juv), 1 m Kingfisher, 4 Grey Wagtail, 3 Great spotted Woodpecker, 5 Sisken, 11 Coal Tit, 1 Raven, 5 Nuthatch, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Marsh Tit gathering food, 1 f Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Polbrock Bridge: 1 Red Kite high over at 8.00 am this morning. (T Nightingale)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Red Kite, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush and 1f Redstart. (A Tomkins)

Roughtor: 1 Red Kite over. (J Wilson)

Ninestones: 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 12 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Stonechat (D Clegg)

Botelet, Herodsfoot: 1 Red Kite late afternoon. (K Knight)

Boscastle: 2 Red Kite at 11.00 am. (J Maughan)

Crackington: 12 Red Kite between 8 and 10 am one group of 5 all heading North East. (J&B Teague)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Red Kite over at 10:25 am, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch. (R Mudge)

Calstock: 1 Red Kite and 1 Sparrowhawk. (E Bennett)

Rame/Penlee: 9 Blackcap, 19 Whitethroat. (P Kemp)

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Sunday 9th May 2021

Late News, 08/05, Mount’s Bay: 10 Common Scoter. (P Fraser)

Newlyn: 1st winter American Herring Gull still showing well on beach near to south pier. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Walmsley: female Blue-winged Teal still present, 2 Hobby, 1 Sparowhawk, 2m Shoveler, 2 Teal (including possible intersex bird), 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, c30 Swift, c150 Swallow, c50 Sand Martin, c20 House Martin. (S Marquis, S Rowe, D Eva, J Ryan et al)

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 12 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Golden Plover. (S Rowe, D Eva, J Ryan et al)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Steve Cox

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – John Ryan

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Steve Cox

Skewjack: 1 singing Wood Warbler, 2 Turtle Dove, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Siskin & Painted Lady. (M Wallace)

Crows-an-Wra: Golden Oriole flew north over A30. (Birdguides)

Porthgwarra: (06.00 – 10.00) 1ad Pomarine Skua (08.19) in close, 15 Puffin, 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Skua, 100 + Kittiwake, 3 Whimbrel, several thousand Manx Shearwater and auks, 2nd Cal Glaucous Gull. (S. Rogers, B Mellow) In addition, 2 Willow Warbler singing, 2 Whitethroat, Linnet, Blackcap, Meadow Pipit, Stonechat, 3+ Chiffchaff, Fulmar, Gannet, Manx Shearwater, Kittiwake, Swallow, Sand Martin. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Drift Reservoir: 10 Swift. (D Flumm)

St Gothian Sands NR: 35 Sand Martin, 7 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail. (D Flumm) Also, female Mute Swan from nesting pair has sadly been killed and male is on island angrily chasing Canada Geese. This chasing caused one of the goslings to go too close to the roosting gulls and it was killed by a Great Black Backed Gull! 20+ Swifts, 2 House Martins, 2 Peregrines, 60+ Sand Martins, 2 Rock Pipits, 5 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, Whitethroat. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Hell’s Mouth: 80+ Swallows all flying south, 2 Swifts, 1 Whitethroat, Guillemot, Razorbill, Shag, Cormorant, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, 20+ Fulmar, 8 Gannet. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Whimbrel, 22 Ringed Plover, 61 Dunlin, 12 Sanderling. (D Flumm) Also, 1 Redshank, c20 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper. (R Veal) In addition, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Little Egret, 2 Canada Goose. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Mixed Wader Flock – Dave Flumm

Mixed Wader Flock – Dave Flumm

Foage Valley: 2 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, female Merlin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth: 2 Great Northern Diver (in summer plumage), 1 Guillemot. (J St Ledger)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 1 summer plumage Great Northern Diver 300m offshore. (J Irvine)

Great Northern Diver – John Irvine

Great Northern Diver – John St Ledger

Feock: 3 juvenile Starling in private garden. (K Dalziel)

Juvenile Starling – Kate Dalziel

Juvenile Starling – Kate Dalziel

Mawgan Porth: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 5 Sedge Warbler, 8 House Martin, 9 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow. (P Roseveare)

Padstow: 1 Common Gull, 1 Scandinavian Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Whimbrel, 4 Turnstone, 2 Swift. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Tregunna, Camel Estuary: 1 Grey Plover, 59 Ringed Plover, 220 Dunlin, 5 Whimbrel, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Black-headed Gull, 2 Swift. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Tregonetha Downs: 3 m Yellowhammer, 7 Linnet. (S Grose)

Lanivet, St Benets Abbey: 3 Marsh Tit, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Swift. (S Grose)

Cardinham Woods: 2 Mistle Thrush, 1m Blackcap, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 f Redstart. (S Grose)

Bodmin Parkway Station: 26 Rook nests. (S Grose)

Lanhydrock: 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Nuthatch, 3 Siskin, 4 Mistle Thrush, 3 Song Thrush,1 Cuckoo, 4 Grey Wagtail, 9 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap 3 Jay, 9 Coal Tit, 7 Linnet, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Dipper (on stream north of Cross Cottage). (S Grose)

St Breward: 1 Dipper, 1 Kingfisher on river Camel. (S Grose)

Siblyback Reservoir: Sand & House Martin, 2 Garden Warbler (Hide Area), Treecreeper with fledgling, Blackcap, Little Grebe, Little Egret, Kestrel, Swift, Swallow, Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Song Thrush, Chiff Chaff. (L Birtwistle)

Alex Tor to Rough Tor: Merlin, Cuckoo heard. (S Finch)

Downderry: moving west until 0845 were 3 Common Scoter (also 8 east), 4 Great Northern Diver, 162 Gannet, 4 Manx Shearwater, 4 Fulmar, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Common Gull and c70 auks. Inshore 8 Whimbrel and a Grey Seal. (A Payne)

Maer Lake, Bude: 1f Pintail, 1m Teal, 6 Shelduck, 1 Mute Swan, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Black-headed Gull, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 House Martin, c90 Sand Martin, c45 Swallow, 1 White Wagtail. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

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Sunday 2nd May 2021

Late news, 30/04/21,Buttermilk Hill: 11 pairs Meadow Pipits, 8 pairs of Linnets, 4 Wheatears, 4 Common Buzzards, 2 Ravens, Red-throated Pipit, 2 Cuckoos. (V Stratton)

Late news, 01/05/21, Buttermilk Hill: 4 Wheatears, 2 Cuckoos, 8 pairs of Linnets 12 pairs of Meadow Pipits, 40 plus Swallows. 2 Whitethroats, 2 male Stonechats, 3 Common Buzzards, 2 Ravens. (V Stratton)

Late news, 30/04/21, Chaple Amble: 10 Cattle Egrets in a field 1 mile north of the village next to the river Amble.
(A Tomkins)

Cattle Egret – Andrew Tomkins

Newlyn Harbour: 3 Lesser Black backed Gull, 1st winter American Herring Gull at 07.50am. (S Grose)

American Herring Gull – Shaun Grose

American Herring Gull – Shaun Grose

Botallack: 1 Woodchat Shrike (approx Grid Ref SW 362327), also 1 singing Whitethroat and many Swallow over. (T Mills et al) 40 Barn Swallow, 2 Northern Wheatear. (P Fraser)

Woodchat Shrike – Kate Dalziel

Woodchat Shrike – Kate Dalziel

Woodchat Shrike – Tony Mills

Kuggar: Rose-ringed Parakeet in private garden still. (A Damant)

Nanjizal: singing male Wood Warbler early am only. Also 1 Cuckoo calling distantly, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Siskin, c300 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Gadwall. Please keep to public rights of way. (J Ryan, R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Little Egret, 1 Stonechat, 2 Linnet, 2 Grey Heron. (M Tindall et al) also Channel Wagtail still. (M Spicer) Stonechat feeding young. 22 Whimbrel over at 3.00pm. (C Richards) 1 Ringed Plover, (M Jones) 10 Sand Martin, 4 Barn Swallow. (P Fraser)

Channel Wagtail – Mike Spicer

Channel Wagtail – Mike Spicer

 

Stonechat feeding young – Clive Richards

Little Ringed Plover – Clive Richards

Marazion Beach (evening): 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Barn Swallow. (P Fraser)

Land’s End: 375 Guillemot & 33 Razorbill on Armed Knight; c100 Swallow north, Sedge Warbler, 3 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1pr nesting Great Crested Grebe,5 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh:  6m +1f Blackcap, 1 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Newquay, Gwinear: 1 f Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Black Head near Coverack:  male Redstart. (D Wright)

Treleaver: Lesser Whitethroat. (D Wright)

Trewillis Farm, Coverack:  Lesser Whitethroat. (D Wright)

Coverack: 14 Whimbrel, 2 Wheatear, male Linnet. (D Collins)

Windmill Farm: Cuckoo. (D Wright)

Caerthillian: Garden Warbler, Whimbrel. (M Broadbent)

Goonzian Downs: 6 Yellowhammer, 1 Whitethroat. (A Newsham)

Goonhilly: pair of Canada geese with 6 goslings. (A Williams) 2 reeling Grasshopper Warbler. (M Broadbent)

Canada Geese – Alan Williams

Falmouth: Kestrel hovering above coast path between Swanpool and Gyllyngvase beaches. (E Tackley)

Truro: 1 Siskin in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Gannel Estuary: 34 Whimbrel. (M Lammas)

Goss Moor: 2 Cuckoo, Redpoll. (B Bosisto P Roseveare)

Chapel Amble: 4 Cattle Egret. (R.Bullman)

Widemouth Bay: 12 Whimbrel, 1 colour ringed Bar Tailed Godwit, c 120 active Sand Martin burrows (R.Bullman)

The Mouls, Polzeath: 13 Puffin. (P McKeogh)

Bastreet, Bodmin Moor: Grasshopper Warbler reeling this morning. (A Davey)

Grasshopper Warbler – Adrian Davey

Temple: Cuckoo on the wires this afternoon. (J Eames)

Cuckoo – Jim Eames

Bude Marshes: 1 Blackcap (M) Jay, Song Thrush, 4 Chiffchaff, Coal Tit. Blue & Great Tit, 5 Canada Geese, Shelduck, 2 Mute Swan 2 Cattle Egret, Mallard + 9 Duckling, Sedge & Reed Warbler singing. (R Maye)

Maer Lake: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Sanderling, 4 Greenshank, 24 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 White Wagtail. (S Border)

Rame Head Circular walk Church, Polhawn, Head: 42 Whitethroat, mostly singing males, 13 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 8 Skylark, 3 Raven, 4 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 1, Yellowhammer, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Wheatear. (D Clegg)