Sunday 9th May 2021

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)