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 30th May 2021

Late News, 29/05, Pengarrock Farm, Helston: 6 Red Kite riding thermals over the valley. (J Crooks)

Late News, 29/05, Trevothan, nr. Coverack: 21 Red Kite E or NE during afternoon. Also 1 Cuckoo. (D Beadle)

Late News, 29/05, Treskewes St Keverne: 27+ Red Kites over silage fields. (A Williams)

Late News, 29/05, Traboe, St Martin: 2 Tawny Owl chicks left Owl box. (A Williams)

Late News, 29/05, Middlewood, North Hill: 1 Red Kite at 8.55 am (J Bousfield)

Late Photo, 29/05, Treeve Moor:

Pectoral Sandpiper – Mushaq Ahmad

Tehidy: 2nd Cal Great Spotted Cuckoo on the north west side of Tehidy at 4pm. Lost over trees heading north east. (K Wilson)

Woon Gumpus Common: Black Stork first seen circling over c8:55. (P Clement) Then briefly landed near Jericho Farm before flying off again, heading South East c10:10. (M Ahmad, P Clement) This afternoon, Black Stork in the fields S of Morvah at 3.25 pm briefly before flying east . Also 7 Red Kite and 11 Swift (A Bayly) In addition, 2 Cuckoo and 6 Red Kite (1215). (D Flumm)

Black Stork – Nigel Rogers

Black Stork – Mushaq Ahmad

Black Stork – John Swann

Black Stork – Richard Augarde

Polgigga: 1 Black Kite and 6 Red Kite over at 10.22 am. (K Wilson, M Wallace)

Ludgvan Churchtown: 1 Black Kite over at 10.51 am (S Ellison)

Land’s End: fem-type Golden Oriole until 8:50 in willows surrounding Swingates. (B Mellow, R Augarde, R Veal, J Overfield). fem Woodchat Shrike between car park and Swingates. (B Mellow et al.) fem Red-backed Shrike also between car park and Swingates. (P Taylor et al) Black Kite (same as above) with group of Red Kite over at 10:53. (S Rogers, P Taylor et al) Also, Osprey over 15:25. (M Broadbent, J Jones)​

Woodchat Shrike – Dave Flumm

Red Kite – Dave Flumm

Red-backed Shrike – Joe Jones

Red-backed Shrike – Mushaq Ahmad

Osprey – Nigel Rogers

Red-backed Shrike – Mushaq Ahmad

Skewjack: Black Kite (same as above) over at c11:40. Golden Oriole flew North c12:15. Also Hobby, Yellow Wagtail ssp. and Spotted Flycatcher. (M Wallace) In addition, Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler. (D Flumm)

Caer Bran: male Red-backed Shrike. (per M Elliott)

Coverack: Bee-eater. (W Hawkes)

Porthgwarra: 8 Red Kite in the area. (E Smart)

Nanjizal: 5 Red Kite. (D Flumm) In addition, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Red Kite. (R Veal)

Little Trethewey: singing male Lesser Whitethroat. (K Wilson)

Newbridge: Red Kite (1230). (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 18 Red Kite. (D Flumm)

Housel Bay, Lizard: 4 Red Kite this morning. (M Lavelle)

Poldhu Valley and Cove: Sedge Warblers, Reed Warbler, male Reed Bunting, male Stonechat with 2 juveniles, Oystercatcher on beach, flock of 6 Cormorants flying inland, 2 Red Kite at 06:10 flying east towards Mullion. (S Ford)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Red Kite. (D Eva)

St Martin in Meneage: 3 Red Kite drifting north at 13.47. A further 6 Red Kite in freshly cut silage field at 5.00 pm (ND and S Chandler)

Coverack: 15+ Red Kite (13+ W/SW, 2 E), 1 Spotted Flycatcher at Trevothen. (D Beadle)

Carnmeal Downs: 2 Yellowhammer (on territory also occupied in 2019). 1 Red Kite. (G Adams)

Helston: Blackcap in private garden. (S Buckmaster)

Goldsithney: 10 Red Kites over at 3.30 pm today. (R Nicholls)

Porth Saxon Beach, Helford River: 6 Red Kite and 1 Cuckoo over the river heading north between 08:45 & 09:30 am. (J Irvine)

Red Kite – John Irvine

Rosemullion Head: 11 Red Kite heading east at 10:00 am (J Holmes)

Falmouth: 2 Red Kite flying east over harbour at 9.30 am (S Van Hear) Also reported, 5 Red Kites over Trescobeas area between 08:30 and 09:30 am, being mobbed by Gulls. (J St Ledger)

Carnmenellis: 2 Cuckoo, 1 Kestrel, 1 Skylark (heard). (J St Ledger)

Portreath: 4 Red Kite at 3.00 pm. (N Rusden)

Camborne: 1 Red Kite low over Pengegon before drifting off to the north east, at 2.50 pm. (D King)

Chapel Carne Brea: 4 Red Kite at 2.30 pm (M Jones)

Goonhavern: 1 Red Kite flying over at 2.15 pm. (W Chegwidden)

Lostwithiel: 1 Kingfisher. (A Wilson)

Par Beach: 10 Eider offshore, 3 Whitethroat, 5 Linnet, 9 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

St Blazey, St Andrews Pool: 2 prs Mute Swan with 3 & 7 Cygnets, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 3 Siskin. (S Grose)

Par Market East Carpark: 1 Nuthatch (feeding young at nest, in hole in Oak tree nr Market entrance). (S Grose)

Stenalees: 1 Red Kite flying high eastward this morning. (R Hollis)

Foxhole: 24 Red Kite, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Siskin, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Cuckoo. (B Bosisto, P Wilkins)

Nanpean: 1 Red Kite. (B & L Bosisto)

Victoria, Roche: Osprey over Cornwall services this morning heading North. (M Reeves)

Roche: 17 Red Kite up to 6pm, one with yellow wing tag. (J Rance)

Carnanton Wood: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 1 m Blackcap at Spitfire Corner. (S Grose)

Rialton Barton: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper. (S Grose)

St Columb Minor: 2 Red Kite, east over priory Road at 08.05 am. (S Grose)

Trellogan area, Newquay: 2 Red Kites low over at 2.30 pm. (D Ensor)

Treziase: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Kestrel, 3 Linnet, 1 m Blackcap, 1 f Sparrowhawk (carrying prey and still hunting Swallows), 1 Common Lizard. (S Grose)

Tregaswith: 3 Red Kite, west at 1.30 pm, 7 Raven, 1 Red legged Partridge, 9 Linnet, 2 Skylark. (S Grose)

Walmsley Reserve, Wadebridge: 2 Red Kite over this morning. (A Langdon)

Croangate, Wadebridge: 1 Red Kite this evening. (D Julian)

Cardinham Wood: 1 Red Kite over mid morning. (P Roseveare, E Turnbull)

Davidstow Airfield: 2 Red Kite this morning. (M Worden)

Trewint area: 5 Red Kites 08.45-09.45 am (B Craven)

Garrow, Bodmin Moor: 1 Red Kite and 3 Cuckoo. (B Bryne)

Ley, St Neot: 6 Swift and 1 Red Kite (A Newsham)

Liskeard: 1 Red Kite being mobbed by Herring Gulls. Moving North towards Caradon Hill at 9.40 am. Also, 2 Swift, 2 Siskin, 4 Goldfinch. (D Sharp)

South Caradon: 13 Starling with at least 5 being juvenile birds, 4 Yellowhammer, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Raven, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Spotted Flycatcher (collecting nesting material), 3 Linnet, 1 Stonechat, 1 Common Buzzard. (D Sharp)

Spotted Flycatcher – Deena Sharp

juvenile Starling – Deena Sharp

Yellowhammer – Deena Sharp

Trevollard near Saltash: 2 Red Kite drifting north over at 10.45 am (G Lewis)

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Saturday 29th May 2021

Newlyn: American Herring Gull still. (Birdguides)

Nanjizal Valley: 1 Golden Oriole and 2 Spotted Flycatcher trapped and ringed. Also, 42 Red Kite, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Swift and 11 House Martin over this morning. (P Roseveare, J Howells, K Wilson et al)

Golden Oriole – Peter Roseveare

Golden Oriole – Peter Roseveare

Bosisto Lane: 1s male Golden Oriole (same as trapped bird from Nanjizal). (S Rogers)

Golden Oriole – Steve Rogers

Windmill Farm: Woodchat Shrike. ( G Lucas M Broadbent F Downing)

Woodchat Shrike – Fenton Downing

St Agnes: female Red-backed Shrike above the beach, perched on a low gorse bush at 3.30pm. (M Priest)

Trevurvas: 1 Serin flew into orchard off Trevurvas Lane this morning (J Evans)

Lizard Point: 1 Black Guillemot just east of Bumble Rock. Also 11 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Tern. (I Maclean et al)

Lizard Downs: sub-adult male Golden Oriole flew south towards Caerthillian, 15 Red Kite. (I Maclean)

Trevascen: Pectoral Sandpiper still on scrape. (Birdguides)

Caerthillian: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (I Maclean) 2 Red Kite. (A Witheywood)

Spotted Flycatcher – Andrew Witheywood

Woon Gumpus: Stork sp. (possibly Black Stork) over heading NE. (R Humphreys)

Gwinear: male Blue-headed Wagtail male  around mid-day in fields adjacent to Nanpusker Farm, Gwinear in cattle field on public f’path to Treglisson. Also 5 Red Kites between Wheal Alfred and Treglisson garden centre. (P Smale)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: fem Marsh Harrier, 1 Tawny Owl, c20 Red Kite before 9:00, 2 Willow Warbler, Nuthatch, 2+ Siskin. Also Sandwich Tern offshore. (D Parker, R Veal)

Rosevidney; Marazion: 1 Red Kite. (M Patterson-Jones)

Chyandour, Penzance: 20 Red Kite at 08:15. (P Fraser)

Tredrea Lane, St Erth: 4 Red Kite at 14:00. (P Fraser)

Crowlas: 2 Red Kite at 12.30 and 2 at 1805. (G Healey)

Porthcurno: 45+ Red Kite mid morning, part of the widely roaming flock. (S Rogers)

Sancreed: 53 Red Kite (48 west, 5 in cut silage field), Cuckoo, 4 Swift, Spotted Flycatcher. Also first Common Blue & Beautiful Demoiselle damselflies of the year. (D Flumm)

Red Kite montage -Dave Flumm

Porthgwarra: 10 Red Kite at 12.00. (J Eaton)

St Buryan: 21 Red Kite at 2.30. (J Eaton)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Whimbrel. (C Richards)

Stithians: 2 Cuckoo. (E Heayn)

Stithians: 5 Skylark, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 8 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 6 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 15 Linnet, 2 Stonechat, 1 Buzzard, 2 Pheasant, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (S Van Hear)

Stithians: 1 Red Kite, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Reed Bunting nests with 4 chicks, 3 chicks and 4 eggs, Whitethroat nest with 4 eggs. ( D. Eva )

Culdose: 2 Red Kite, moving S at 16.00. (P Kemp)

Lizard: 5 Red Kites drifting east at Crousa Downs, 2 St Keverne Beacon between 1:10 & 1:20pm , 2 Golgotham NR at 2:20pm, 2 Rosuick at 4:30pm . (J Hawkey K Dalziel)

St Keverne: 1 Red Kite. (A Mclean)

Coverack: 2 Red Kite over at 14.45 then headed northwest. (P Tongue)

St Breock valley: 1 Cuckoo calling (T. Nightingale)

Nine Maidens near Troon: Red Kite. (S Davenport)

Truro: male and female Bullfinch. (D Jenkins) 2 Siskin on 27th May. (D Jenkins) Red Kite this morning. (J Lewarne M Raywood)

Falmouth: 8 Swift circling over Trescobeas area. (J A St Ledger)

Calenick Creek: 4 Red Kite this afternoon. (G Fisher)

College Lake: 4 Red Kites west. (J Holmes)

Porth Joke: 15 Sedge Warbler, 12 Whitethroat, 7 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler (all counts singing males). Also 3 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Raven, 12 Goldfinch, c20 Linnet, 1 Greenfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 12 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit. (S Rowe)

Crowdy Reservoir (southern boundary) : 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Cuckoo, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Buzzard above, 1 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Treraven Meadows: 3 Great spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Marsh Tit, 53 Rook,1f Sparrowhawk over. (S Grose)

Camel Trail at Polbrock: 1 ad Dipper collecting food, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Wagtail, 7 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Siskin. (S Grose)

Padstow; Lellizzick: 46 Razorbill, 56 Guillemot, 7 Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Crackington: 2 Red Kite (1 @ 9.30am and 1 @ 2.00pm flying NE). (J & B Teague)

East Moor, Halvana: 2 Cuckoos. (B Craven)

Fox Tor/Halvana: 1 Red Kite circled rising and flew NW (B Craven)

Blackhill Down, Bodmin Moor: 1 Redstart (male), 1 Blackcap (male), 2 Reed Bunting (male), 2 Cuckoo. (J St Ledger)

Stowes Hill, Bodmin Moor: 2 Cuckoo, 2 Yellowhammer (male), 3 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Wardbrook Farm area, Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Redstart. (J St Ledger)

Sharp Tor Cottage area, Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Redstart, feeding 2 young, 6 Swift circling. (J St Ledger)

Juvenile Redstart – John St Ledger

male Redstart – John St Ledger

Lower Tremar: 2 Red Kite one at 13:30 high north east the other circling with a Buzzard at 13:45.  Also 9 Swift.  (M & R Frost)

Trink Hill: 1 Cuckoo. (P Geddes)

Kit Hill 10:30- 13:00: 2 Cuckoo, 13 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 4 Willow Warbler, 5 Meadow Pipit – no sign of any Red Kite (D Clegg, M Beer)

Treweatha; Merrymeet, Liskeard: Red Kite over at 4pm. (T Blake)

Dobwalls: 1 Red Kite, with missing feathers from one wing, heading NE, being chased by Herring Gulls; 4 Swift and 2 Swallow. (C&J Duffy)

Penpillick: Red Kite at 3pm. (K Knight)

Boyton; North East Cornwall: 2 Red Kite at 14:00. (S Smyth)

 

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Saturday 15th May 2021

We would like to inform our membership that unfortunately local birder Colin Selway passed away on Wednesday. Colin was a very knowledgeable and passionate birder who spent countless hours on our Walmsley Santuary reserve which formed part of his local patch. He also gave his time to the Society in many ways including serving on our Committee for several years and volunteering on work parties. Further information regarding his funeral and means of passing on any condolences will be posted in the near future.

Late news, 14/05/21, St Johns Lake: 7 Whimbrel,1 Bar-tailed Godwit, non-breeding plum and 17 Swift.(M Jordan)

Newlyn: American Herring Gull still. (L Sampson)

Foxhole: drake Ring-necked Duck, 2 Tufted Duck, female Mallard with 8 Ducklings from 2 separate broods. (L Bosisto)

Kenidjack: Woodchat Shrike still. (L Langley et al)

St Just: Hooded Crow on chimney at Princes Street. (Birdguides)

St Issey: drake Scaup on pond near Trevear Farm. (R Humphreys)

Hayle: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Whimbrel, 9 Curlew, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Plover, 23 Ringed Plover, 34 Dunlin, 8 Turnstone (1 in summer plumage). (J St Ledger)

Turnstone – John St Ledger

Lostwithiel, Restormal Manor: 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Kingfisher (carrying fish), 6 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 40+ House Martin, 11 Swift, 4 Buzzard, 1 Siskin, 5 Raven, 2 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Trevolly: 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Par Beach /Pool: 6 Whimbrel, 2 Rock Pipit, 11 Greenfinch, 15 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 m Bullfinch, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Song Thrush, 11 Eider (8m +3f on outer Docks wall). (S Grose)

Eider flock – Shaun Grose

Treziase: 2 Cuckoo, 3 Stonechat. (S Grose)

Blackacre: 2 Marsh Tit, 3 Linnet, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Devoran: 3 Whimbrel, 5 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher at 8:30am. (P Kemp)

Constantine: 2 Mistle Thrush at the sewage treatment works. (M Williams)

Sheviock Pond: 3 Sedge Warbler singing, 2 Little Grebe, 20 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Swift. (M Jordan)

Millbrook Lake: c60 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 9 Swift. (M Jordan)

Tregew and Roundwood NT: 1 singing Stock Dove, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Swift, 3 House Martin. (G Adams, N Stevenson, D Carrier)

Newquay: leucistic Starling on the bowling green. (C Stephenson)

Rialton Barton: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: female Sparrowhawk with Red-legged Partridge kill in private garden. (S. Marquis)

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Wednesday 12th May 2021

Late news, 12/5, Croft Pascoe: 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker and 100+ Rooks. (Cornwall Birdwatching Tours)

Newlyn: 1w American Herring Gull still. (C Coombes)

Kenidjack Valley: Woodchat Shrike in fields on north side of valley, approximately SW 362 326 also present yesterday. This is the same area where one was present on 1st – 2nd of May and could be the same bird, which would make it quite a long stayer. (P Clarke)

Skewjack: Hooded Crow. (M Broadbent)

Hooded Crow, Matthew Broadbent

Marazion Marsh RSPB: fem-type Marsh Harrier. (P Walsh, J Eaton, S Cox et al) Also male Blue-headed Wagtail. (J Overfield, R Veal) Also 25 Swallow. 21 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin on the Beach and 1 Common Scoter offshore. (P Fraser) Also 5 White Wagtail, 6 Swift this evening. (P St Pierre)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Curlew Sandpiper (moulting into summer plumage), 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Cuckoo, 8+ Wheatear. (J St Ledger, S Rogers)

Curlew Sandpiper, Steve Rogers

Curlew Sandpiper, Adrian Davey

Curlew Sandpiper, John St Ledger

Ringed Plover, John St Ledger

Crowdy Reservoir Wood: 1 Pied Flycatcher,  1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Garden Warbler, also Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers and Goldcrests. (G Gentry)

Hayle, Ryan’s Field: 15 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Shelduck, 3 Little Egret, 1 Redshank, 8 Swallow 6 Reed Warbler, 5 Greenfinch, 6 Linnet, 2 Grey Heron, 12 Canada Goose, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Black-headed gull, 8 Goldfinch, 1 Buzzard. (I Grant, F Were)

Hayle: 50 Ringed Plover, 40 Dunlin, Whimbrel, 2 Grey Plover, Mediterranean Gull, (M Broadbent)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: juv Glaucous Gull. (C Coombes). Also 23 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Gull (M Broadbent)

Demelza and Kernick (St Wenn parish), between: 1 Cuckoo calling (A.J. Bennallick)

St Clements: 5 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew, 4 Little Egret, 6 Shelduck and a Kingfisher. (T Wilson)

Pendower: 2 Black-throated Diver, 27 Great Northern Diver, 7 Whimbrel. (D Widerscope)

Porthgwarra (seawatch 06:30-08:30): c150 Manx Shearwater, 25 Fulmar, 2 Arctic Skua, Great Skua, 60 Swallow. Also 2 Harbour Porpoise. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 2 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Gwithian: 4 Shelduck, 30+ Swallow, 60+ Sand Martin, 4 Swift, 1 House Martin, 12 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Grebe, 6 Coot, 1 Mute Swan, 8 Pied Wagtail at St Gothian Sands NR this morning (P Freestone)

Connor Downs: 2 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, Swift, Swallow, Sedge Warbler and first fledgling Robin from private garden this morning (P Freestone)

Copperhouse: 2 Whimbrel, 2 House Martin, 8+ Swifts (P Freestone). Also two pairs of Shelduck, one with 10 chicks. (V Skilton)

Millbrook: c120 Swallow, 10 House Martin and 1 Swift over the lake at 8pm. Also Grey Heron predated a juv Moorhen, and a Cormorant caught an Eel. (M Jordan)

Porthleven: 9 Whimbrel. (P Day)

Mawgan in Meneage: 50+ Swifts very high up and calling over The Old Withy Garden Nursery (S. Chandler)

Methleigh Bottoms Park: male Blackcap, pr Goldfinch and 2 fledgelings. (P Day)

Crowlas: pr Long-tailed Tit feeding 4+ juvs which fledged on Saturday (8th). (R Veal)

Tuesday 11th May 2021

10/05 Lower Tamar Lake: Found, one camera. Please contact bird-news@cbwps.org.uk for details.

Late news, 10/05, Kit Hill: Hen Harrier in the Kit Hill area. Seen quartering field and landed in a tree. (E Bennett)

Hayle, Black Bridge: Lesser Yellowlegs present until 19.45 when it flew off calling in the direction of St Gothian. (D Flumm et al)

Lesser Yellowlegs – Mike Spicer

Lesser Yellowlegs – Dave Flumm

Davidstow Airfield: Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Golden Plover, 5 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, Sanderling, 5 Wheatear, 4 Skylark. (S Windle). Also, sp Curlew Sandpiper (S Windle, M Jordan).

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Curlew Sandpiper – Stevan Windle

Golden Plover – Stevan Windle

Lizard village, Lloyds Lane: 1 Woodchat Shrike, 9 Whitethroat, 15 Swallow, 1 Blackcap, 10 Linnet. (I Grant/F Were)

Altarnun: Stock Dove. (M Jordan)

Kingsmill Lake: 3 Curlew, 5 Whimbrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 3 Mallard, 5 Black-headed Gull, with 1 Lesser & 2 Greater Black-backed Gull. (P Kemp)

Truro: 2 Swifts over the town. (M Costa)

Sancreed: Greenland Wheatear, 2 Cuckoo. (D Flumm)

Perranporth, Cligga Head: 3 Wheatear, 22 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin and 9 Common Whitethroats. (T Wilson)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 60 Swallow resting on bull rushes in the heavy rain, 2 Mallard with 5 ducklings, 1 Moorhen. (S Van Hear)

Cambourne, Knave-Go-By: 2 Great Spotted Wooodpecker. Also possible Bee-eater over heading north-west at approximately 3pm. (D King)

Carharrack: Red Kite circling over at 16.15. (W Chegwidden)

Hayle, Carnsew Pool: 9 Whimbrel, 4 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin. (J Eaton)

Hayle, Copperhouse Pool: 2 pairs Shelduck – one pair with 10 chicks. (J Eaton)

Stithians Res: 10 Whimbrel over.  Also, Linnet, Greenfinch, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Swallow, Blue Tit, Cormorant, Wren, Buzzard. (F Shortall)

Falmouth, Gylly Beach: Sanderling, Dunlin, 7 Turnstone. (M Broadbent)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 25+ Swifts. (M Broadbent)

Camel Trail, Dunmere: 3 Nuthatch, 2 Siskin, 4 Blackcap (3m&1f), 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Jay, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Coal Tit, 4 Swift, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 29 Sand Martin (many new nesting burrows). (S Grose)

Downderry: moving west, 0600-0800, 5 Great Northern Divers, 38 Gannet, 5 Fulmar, 14 Kittiwake and 210+ auks. Also an Arctic Skua flying east. (A Payne)

St Austell Bay: 11 Great Northern Diver, 1 Little Egret, 6 Manx Shearwater, 1 drake Eider. (B Bosisto)

Drift Reservoir: m Scaup. (D Flumm, I Grant, F Were).  Also 6 Swift (D Flumm). Also, 1 Bullfinch, 6 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 12 Swallow, 2 Great Creasted Grebe, 2 Sedge Warbler, 6 Linnet. (I Grant/F Were)

Gannel Estuary, Penpol Creek: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Croft Pascoe, Goonhilly: 4 Juv Siskin, Cookoo and 3 Swifts. (A Witheywood)

Siskin – A Witheywood

Siskin – A Witheywood

Cuckoo – A Witheywood

 

tjw

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)