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 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



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)


Saturday 1st May 2021

Late News, 30/04/21, Lands End: Osprey in low off the see at 1040 then gained height and headed off high east. Good numbers of common migrants around in the morning. (C Mason)

Late News, 30.04.2021, Widemouth Bay: 17 Whimbrel,1 Bar-tailed Godwit in sheep fields. (S Bell)

Late news, 30/04/21, Marhamchurch: 6 pairs of Blackcap, Sedge Warblers all around the canal singing, 1 Reed Warbler and 1Whitethroat. (J & J Elvin)

Blackcap – Jenny & John Elvin

Kuggar; Ruan Minor: Rose-ringed Parakeet feeding in private garden this morning. (A Damant)

Rose-ringed Parakeet – Andrew Damant

Kenidjack: Woodchat Shrike (frequenting 3rd field hedge east of the track towards Botallack – SW 362 327),14 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 5 Wheatears (inc. 2prs with 1m singing), pair Stonechat carrying food, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 4 House Martins and Swallows moving north along coast all day. (JH & K Dalziel)

Land’s End: 1 Little Ringed Plover in off the sea, flew high eastwards. Presumed same as Marazion bird. (S. Rogers).

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Little Ringed Plover, 2 Whimbrel, 5 Swift, 10 Sand Martin, 3 House Martin. (D Flumm et al)

Little RInged Plover – Alex McKechnie

Little Ringed Plover – Dave Flumm

Little Ringed Plover – Dave Flumm

Stithians: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Raven, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Skylark, 4 Linnets, sev Whitethroats, sev Willow Warblers, sev Meadow Pipits, 4 Buzzards in south east corner. 1 Willow Tit, 1 Kingfisher, pair Bullfinch, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Jay, 1 Reed Bunting, pair Tufted Duck in southern cut off. (J & D Chapman) 1 2nd Calendar year Iceland Gull, 1 Wheatear, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Whimbrel, 7 Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 8 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Tufted Ducks, 3 Linnet nests with eggs. (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary; Ryan’s Field: 2 Common Sandpipers. (M Costa)

Lizard near Bass Point: Golden Plover, 2 Wheatears. (J Betteridge)

Golden Plover – Jerry Betteridge

Golden Plover – Jerry Betteridge

Kenidjack-Geevor: 6 Wheatear, White Wagtail; c200 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin north. (D Flumm, J Waldon)

Polbathic Creek: Mallard with 12 new ducklings. (A Blonden)

Looe Island, and offshore, this morning: 11 Whimbrel, 1 Sanderling, 7 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Great Northern Dive, 2 Puffin (adult and immature) 4 miles offshore. (R Kirkwood)

Purple Sandpiper – Rupert Kirkwood

Great Northern Diver – Rupert Kirkwood

Puffin – Rupert Kirkwood

Bude Marshes: pair Canada Geese + 7 Goslings, Mallard + 8 Ducklings, 2  Shelduck, Grey Heron, 2  Cattle Egret, 3 Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting (F),Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler. 5 Swallow. (R Maye)

Bolatherick Farm; Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Redstart, 1 pair Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

De Lank Waterworks, Bodmin Moor: 1 Redstart (male), 1 pair Wheatear. 1 Mistle Thrush. (J St Ledger)

Garrow Tor; Bodmin Moor: 1 Redstart (male), 2 Cuckoo, 8 Wheatear. Also 1 Roe Deer. (J St Ledger)

St Breward; Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Redstart, 4 Mistle Thrush, 1 Green Woodpecker, all viewed from footpath behind the church. (J St Ledger)

South Penquite Farm; Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Redstart (a pair have bred here for the last ten years). (J St Ledger)

male Redstart – John St Ledger

Cuckoo- John St Ledger

female Redstart – John St Ledger

Porth Joke: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 23 Sedge Warbler (singing males), 12 Blackcap, 8 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Wheatear, 2 Moorhen 1 Coot, 16 Linnet, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 7 Whimbrel,  2 Curlew. (M Lammas, S Rowe)

Towan Beach & Porth Creek: 2 Whitethroat, 6 Linnet, 2 Kestrel, 3 Stonechat, 4 Wren, 1 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank, 2 Curlew, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 3 Swallow. (D Gibbard)

Trewithen Gardens: Ring Ouzel. (I & C Sowerby)

Trewoon: 1 Barn Owl early am nr St Mewan Church. (S Grose)

Polkerris: 3 Great Northern Diver. (S Grose)

Par Beach Dunes: 2 Whitethroat, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 7 Linnet, 9 Greenfinch, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Spit Beach: 4 Whimbrel, 1 Wheatear, 51 Dunlin. (S Grose)

Goonbarrow China Clay Works: 1m Redstart, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

Roundwood, Cowlands Creek: 2 Siskin in private garden. (L Partridge)

Siskin – Linda Partridge

Monday 26th April 2021

Late News, 25/4, Wicca: (1000 to 1300) 1,250 Swallow, 385 House Martin, 86, Sand Martin, 2 Cuckoo, 2m Hobby. (1800 to 2045) 357 Swallow, 126 House Martin, 18 Wheatear, 1, Blackcap, 1 Tree Pipit. (V Stratton)

Late News, 25/4,Trendrine Hill: 1 Cuckoo. (V Stratton)

Late News, 25/04, River Camel (Nr Blisland): 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dipper. (S Marquis)

Late News, 25/04, Bodmin Moor: 1 Cuckoo. (S Marquis)

Treeve Moor: Eastern Subalpine Warbler still showing and singing sporadically this morning. (B Rankine)

Nanquidno: Woodchat Shrike, Cuckoo, 2 Whinchats, 35 Wheatears, 3 Whimbrels, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 2 House Martin, 5 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat. (N Wheatley, D Flumm et al) In addition, 1 Garden Warbler. (M Broadbent)

Woodchat Shrike – Dave Flumm

Woodchat Shrike – Dave Flumm

Trinity Loop, Lands End: Red Kite and Spotted Flycatcher. (R Stone)

Kenidjack: 3 Blackcap, 11 ChiffChaff, 2 Whitethroat, 17 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Kestrel,
Orangetip, Holly Blue, Red Admiral, Wall Brown, Small Tortoiseshell, Green Veined, Small & Large White butterflies. (J Hawkey) Also,1 f Pied Flycatcher. (S Williams) In addition, 2 Swift and 1f Ring Ouzel. (N Rogers)

Cape Cornwall Golf Club: 20 Whimbrel, 2 Whitethroat,1 Swift and a steady stream of Swallow. (S Turner)

Sennen: 20 Whimbrel appeared to land in fields NE of school. (N Rogers)

Pendeen: 5+ Tree Pipit, 57 Wheatear, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1m Ring Ouzel, 3 Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Garden Warbler. (P Combridge, A Bayly)

Porthgwarra: Hoopoe again this morning, now around Trevean. (M Wallace)

Skewjack: Hobby & Garden Warbler this afternoon. (M Wallace)

St Buryan: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (N Rogers)

Carn Les Boel: Black Redstart, 3 Whimbrel near Carn Trevean, lots of Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat and a Skylark singing near track to Raftra. Orangetip, 3 Wall Brown (W Smith)

Marazion Beach: 10 White Wagtail, c70 Dunlin, c20 Ringed Plover, c6 Sanderling, 4 Whimbrel. Also 2 Teal, 1 Snipe, 30 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Swift on the marsh. (R Veal, P Fraser)

Penzance: 1m Greenland-type Wheatear on urban rooftop at dawn this morning, Lidden area. (T Mills)

Mile End, Lizard: Hoopoe on back lane between A3083 and heathland to the West, flew up the lane and crossed the road into scrub on the other side. (M Ravine)

Lizard: 1f Common Redstart, 1f Yellow Wagtail, 4 White Wagtail, 9 Whimbrel, 5 Wheatear, House Martin, 2 Cuckoo. (D Collins)

Grochal: 5 Wheatear, Cuckoo singing. (D Collins)

Windmill Farm: 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Stonechat, 6 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Jay. (I Grant & F Were)

Crousa Downs: Cuckoo calling mid afternoon (M Ravine)

Godolphin Cross: 2 Sparrowhawk soaring, possibly display. (C Richards)

Mylor Creek: Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, 4 Blackcap, Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Gerrans Bay: 9 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, c20 Oystercatcher all on a small beach and 2 Shelduck on the sea off Curgurrell. (T Mills)

NCI Station, St Ives: (1200 – 1500) 750 Swallow, 123 House Martin, 3 Whimbrel. (V Stratton)

Wicca Cove: 360 Swallow, 3 Wheatear, 2 pairs of Stonechat, 7 Whitethroat, 2m Cuckoo chasing each other before disappearing inland. 1m SparrowHawk, 2 Raven, 2, Common Buzzard. (V Stratton)

St Gothian Sand: 14 Whimbrel, 10+ Wheatear, Little Egret and a Common Sandpiper. (P Freestone) Also reported, Little Ringed Plover (S Rogers)

Connor Downs: 2 Yellow Wagtail. (P Freestone)

Bassett Cove: Stonechat, Wheatear, 6 Swallow and Skylarks. (E Harris)

East Pentire: 2 House Martin, 10 Swallow, 4 Whitethroat, Blackcap, pair Stonechat feeding 4 young, 9 Wheatear. (B Bosisto)

Gannel Estuary: 30+ Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Plover (one in full summer plumage), Shelduck, 5 Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper this morning. (M Lammas, T Carson)

Newquay Golf Club: 20 Whimbrel and 1 Bar Tailed Godwit feeding on the golf course this morning and 32 Whimbrel feeding on the golf course this afternoon. Also, 2 Wheatear and 20+ Swallow and House Martin feeding over the dunes behind Fistral Beach this morning. (D Kendle)

Carnanton Woods: 1 Spotted Flycatcher (in garden at Spitfire Corner). (S Grose)

Polzeath, Lead Mines: 10 Whitethroat, 11 Skylark, 2 Wheatear, 17 Linnet, 1 Meadow Pipit, 5 Oystercatcher, 5 Fulmar. (S Grose)

Amble Marshes: 3 Yellow Wagtail, 3 White Wagtail this evening. (C Selway) Great White Egret, Little Ringed Plover, Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1m Wigeon, 7 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 34 Shelduck. (P Roseveare)

St. Kew Highway: 1 Red Kite over at 8 30pm this evening. (A Langdon)

Siblyback Reservoir: 18 Tufted Duck, 2 m Shoveller, 3 f Goosander, 24 Mallard (3 broods ), 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron and 1 Common Sandpiper, 25 singing Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler (below dam), 8 House Martin, 2 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, and 6 Wheatear. (K Pellow)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 m Goosander, 4 Teal, 20 Canada Goose, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Willow Warbler on Territory, 7 Wheatear and 1 Cuckoo. (K Pellow)

Helman Tor, Bodmin Moor: 4 Whitethroat, 1 Ring Ouzel, 20 Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat 3 Willow warbler. (A Tomkins)

Common Whitethroat – Andrew Tomkins

Maer Lake, Bude: Mixed flock of c70 Ringed Plover and Dunlin this morning, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 2 Shelduck and c15 Black-headed Gull. (S Border)

Sandymouth, Bude: 1m Black Redstart, Bar-tailed Godwit and 3 Wheatear this morning. (W Salmon)

Downderry: 12 Whimbrel on beach early morning. A Turtle Dove and Wheatear on local farmland this afternoon. (A Payne)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Greenshank, 8 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, & 2 Grey Heron. Also, 5 Black-headed Gull, 15 Herring Gull, 17 Shelduck & 6 Mallard (P Kemp)


Sunday 25th April 2021

Treeve Moor: Eastern Subalpine Warbler still showing and singing sporadically early pm. (S Finch)

Porthgwarra: Hoopoe at the end of ‘three chimneys’ lane at 0910hrs then flew up the lane towards Arden-Sawah. (M Wallace)

Brew, Sennen: Cattle Egret south, 2nd year Glaucous Gull, Mediterranean Gull, White Wagtail, 6 Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Glaucous Gull – Dave Flumm

Glaucous Gull – Dave Flumm

Glaucous Gull – Dave Flumm

Trevorian, Sennen: Cattle Egret at Trevear Farm, pair Little Grebe, 10 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, Wheatear, Sedge Warbler. (D Flumm)

Botallack: 14 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 1m Woodchat Shrike (“senator”), 1 Hobby (N R Rogers) Also 3 Tree Pipit, 1m & 1f Pied Flycatcher and a Whinchat. (S Rogers) In addition, 1f Pied Flycatcher, Black Redstart, 10 Wheatear, 20 Swallow & 6 House Martin heading north, 4 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 10 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, male & female Siskin briefly then east. (D Flumm)

Woodchat Shrike – Nigel Rogers

Hobby – Nigel Rogers

Pied Flycatcher – Dave Flumm

Siskin – Dave Flumm

Pendeen: Red-rumped Swallow flew up the valley between Trease Common and Coastguard Cottages. Also, 4 Tree Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, 1m&1f Common Redstart, Hobby, Whinchat, 16+ Wheatear and male Ring Ouzel still east side of Carn. (P Combridge) Also, 307 Swallow, 54 House Martin, 24 Sand Martin in 45 minutes this morning. (A Bayly)

Lower Boscaswell, Pendeen: Turtle Dove in hedge this evening. (P Clement)

Pendeen Carn: 10 Wheatear. (S Rogers)

Geevor: Swift over this evening. (A Bayly)

Trewellard: 1 Cuckoo. (S Rogers)

St. Buryan: 1 Hobby over this morning. (M Bishop)

Tregeseal: Cuckoo over north, female Merlin east, Blackcap.  (D Flumm)

Marazion Beach: 19 Whimbrel, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 14 Dunlin, 14 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, 1 Turnstone. (J Hawkey) In addition, Barnacle Goose, 40 Canada Geese, 10 Whimbrel, Swift, c20 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Barnacle Goose – Dave Flumm

Black Redstart – Dave Flumm

Copperhouse, Hayle: 4 (1m) Little Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit this evening. (R Veal)

St Gothian Sands: 1 Snow Goose this afternoon. (B Mellow)

Gunwalloe: 13 Whimbrel and 2 Great Northern Diver offshore, one in summer plumage but distant. (D Collins)

Windmill Farm: 1 Cuckoo (D Eva) Also, Hoopoe, 1m Common Redstart, Grasshopper Warbler. (M Broadbent)

Caerthillian: 115 Whimbrel east, Swift, Yellow Wagtail, lots of Hirundines, Sedge Warbler and Whitethroat. (M Broadbent)

Loe Bar: 3 summer plumaged Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 summer plumaged Dunlin, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Grey Seal and 3+ Orange Tip Butterfly. (P Bedford)

Lelant, Golf Course: 28 Whimbrel. (C Richards)

Falmouth sea-front: 1 Kestrel. (E Tackley)

Redruth: 1 Red Kite over the A30. (J Gee)

St Agnes Beacon: Turtle Dove briefly, 30+ Wheatear, 2 Swift and 200+ mixed Hirundines this morning. (G Lawlor)

Callestick: Red Kite over at 3.25 and Sedge Warbler singing in the garden. (T Wilson)

St Austell Bay: 5 Great Northern Diver ( summer plumage), 1 Whimbrel,1 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 1 Sandwich Tern. (B & L Bosisto)

Par Beach Pool: 10 Cattle Egret, Common Sandpiper. (B & L Bosisto)

Foxhole: Cuckoo from private garden. (B Bosisto)

St Dennis: 2 Cuckoo up the top end of the village this morning. (P Ash)

Gannel Estuary, Newquay: 28 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Grey Plover, 5 Common Sandpiper, 8 Whimbrel and 1 Greenshank this morning. (S Rowe)

Newquay Golf Course: 20 Whimbrel and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit this morning. (D Kendle)

Newquay, Trevoll: 1 Red Kite (at 11.08am and again at 16.38pm in ploughed field next to Rosecliston Park), 4 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 3 Wheatear, 3 Chiffchaff, 7 Linnet, 4m Blackcap, 7 Greenfinch, 1 pair Canada Goose with 7 Goslings, 1 Jay, 1f Sparrowhawk, 5 Skylark,1 Roe Deer, 10 Common Lizard. (S Grose)

Trerice: 11 Rook nests, 1 Green Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Park Head: 1 Nightingale, 1m Black Redstart, 17 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 4 Reed Warbler, 5 Sedge Warbler, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 16 Whimbrel, 31 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail, 21 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Stock Dove and 2 Sparrowhawk. (B Bosisto & P Roseveare)

Stepper Point: 270+ Swallow (in 2 hours), 6 Fulmar, 1 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 30 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 25 Guillemot, 2 Wood Pigeon, 6 Skylark, 1 Rock Pipit, 4 Meadow Pipit, 6 Stonechat, 11 Wheatear, 5 Jackdaw 30 Rook, 5 Carrion Crow, 12 Linnet. (M Scawen)

St Eval Airfield: 1 Tree Pipit, 4 Wheatear. (P Roseveare)

Amble Marshes, Wadebridge: Great White Egret, Little Ringed Plover, Greylag Goose and Swift this morning. (D Julian)

Menacrin Downs, Bodmin Moor: 1 Cuckoo. (P Crispin)

Launceston: 1 Hawfinch still in a private garden this morning. (J Bailey, A Davey)

Hawfinch – Adrian Davey

Poundstock, Bude: 1 Red Kite over this morning. (J Pawley)

Bude Marsh: 1 Grasshopper Warbler singing. (W Salmon)

Widemouth Bay: 15 Whimbrel, c.30 Swallow and Sand Martin over bay, 2 Buzzard. (R Maye)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Common Sandpiper on the weir this morning. (R Mudge)

West Looe: 1 Wheatear in a private garden. (S Netherton)

Polbathic Creek: 2 Whimbrel & 4 Swallow. (A Blonden)

Downderry: 2 Dunlin, a Grey Plover, 6 Whimbrel, 2 Wheatear, and Reed Warbler early morning. Later a Swift east. (A. Payne)

Antony House Garden: 5 Goldfinch; 4 Shelduck; 4 Teal; Mistle Thrush. (R Napp)

Landulph: 1 Sedge Warbler (singing) , 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 6+ Orange Tip, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood. (R Smaldon)


Tuesday 26th May 2020

Late News, 13 May, Penhale Point: 6 Wheatear, 2 Pr Stonechat, 4 Skylark, 5 Meadow pipit, 4 Rock pipit, 6 Linnet, 2 Whitethroat, 12 Razorbill on cliff below Ligger Point SW758 582. (D Thomas)

Late News, 19 May. White Cross, Newquay: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Yellowhammer, 2 Skylark, 6 Sparrow, 1 pr Wren, 1 pr Dunnock, 2 pr Blackbird, 2 Blackcap, 1 pr Pied Wagtail, 1 pr Raven with 3 young, 3 Buzzard. 1 Sparrowhawk. (D Thomas)

Late News, 20 May White Cross, Newquay: 30+ Golden Plover, these flew around several times high in the sky, disappeared towards Fraddon. This is the latest date we have seen Golden Plover here, usually seen in April.(D Thomas)

Wadebridge: 21 Shelduck in field nr Trewornan Dam. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 female Marsh Harrier. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Porthilly: 1 Ringed Plover, 21 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Pentire; Polzeath: 7 Puffin on Mouls Island, 1 juvenile Wheatear being fed by parents. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Park Head: 1 juvenile Wheatear. (M Bosisto)

Buttermilk Hill: 5 Red Kite flying east towards St Ives. (J Eaton)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Red Kite over. (D Hastilow) 1 Red Kite E over the estuary at 4.30pm (J Hawkey)

Marazion Marsh: 3 Red Kite circling high then 1 later flew NW direction. (P Moore)

Newlyn: flock of c8 Black Swans over at 09.20 came in over the Harbour from South and headed towards Drift following Coombe River. (R Chiffers)

Madron: 1 Red Kite at 6pm. (J Emery)

Sancreed: 2 Red Kite west over village 15:55 hrs then north followed by another 16:10. (D Flumm)

Canonstown: 2 Siskin. (J Mundy). 2 Red Kite. (M Spicer)

Siskin- J Mundy

Tregeseal: 4 Red Kite. (S Williams)

Falmouth: 3 Red Kite at around 5pm today. (K Elvans)

Carharrack: 1 Cuckoo, 7 Siskin (3 adult female & 4 juvenile) (R Hooper)

Stithians: Pair of Canada Geese with 3 goslings southern cut off, Pair of Willow Warbler feeding 6 young at nest, Pair of Blackcap feeding 5 young at nest. 1 Greenshank. ( D Eva )

Breney Common CWT Nature Reserve: 2 Tree Pipit, 4 Meadow pipit, 4 Yellowhammer, 40+ Long-tailed Tit (several families flying in one large flock, 4 Garden Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 5 Willow warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Buzzard, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Cuckoo and 3 Nuthatch. Marsh fritillary, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Green Hairstreak, Speckled Wood and Common Blue, Broad-bodied Chaser, Four-spot Chaser. (D Thomas) 

Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Redstart, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Cuckoo in fields between South Penquite Farm & Bradford.
4 Cuckoo, 3 Wheatear, 1 Green Woodpecker (heard); also 8 Red Deer and 1 Roe Deer between De Lank Waterworks and Garrow Tor. (J St Ledger, M Lammas, S Marquis)

Temple: Party of 8 adult Canada Goose, 1 Buzzard, 3 vocal Cuckoo, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush. (RB & PC Girling)

Carfury: male Red-backed Shrike. (M Elliott)

Penzance: 3 Red Kite. (M Elliott)

Truro: 15 Swift. (P Fraser)

St Just: 12 Red Kite. (N Shanks)

Gulval: 15 Crossbill West. (M Elliott)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Cuckoo. (P Walsh)

Caerthillian area: 1 Woodchat Shrike (4th of spring on Lizard). (M Pass)

Cot Valley: Golden Oriole in flight, dropped into centre of valley but not relocated. (N Wheatley)