Sunday 8th May 2022

Sunday 8th May 2022

Bosporthennis Common: Montagu’s Harrier,  3 Cuckoo, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Red Kite at 10.30 (P Fraser)

Trewey Common: male Montagu’s Harrier hunting this afternoon. Park at SW451360 and take bridleway West. Also 2 Red Kite, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Swift. (P Fraser et al)

Nanjizal: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Red Kite over, 1 Wheatear. (R Veal, J Overfield)

Kingsmill Lake: 5 Whimbrel, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 26 Shelduck, 4 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret (P Kemp)

Praa Sands: Sandwich Tern close to shore, 30+ Sand Martin (J Evans)

Rinsey: Several Whitethroat, Linnet singing, 6 Shag, 1 Chough, 1 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 4 Kittiwake, 3 Whimbrel over, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Fulmar, 1 Stoat, 1 Green Hairstreak Butterfly (J Evans)

Trevescan: Great Northern Diver flying NW overland on strong SE wind at 11:45 (R Netherton)

Kenidjack Head: 1 Osprey (S Williams)

Croft Pascoe: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Swift, 4 Siskin, Goldcrest nesting, (D Eva)

Bodmin Moor: 5 Cuckoo, 2 Tree Pipit, 2 female Redstart. (M Jones)

Carnsew Pool: 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Whimbrel. (L Colliver)

Tresillian River: 1 Cuckoo calling on Tregothnan side. (M Jones)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Buzzard, 19 Canada Geese, 2 Coot, 1 Dunlin,  1 Dunnock,  9 GBB Gull, 6 Herring Gull,  1 Hobby (through at approx 11.30), 4 Linnet, 1 Little Egret,  3 Little Grebe, 2 Magpie, 9 Mallard, 1 Mute Swan, 40+ Sand Martin,  1 Skylark, 3 Stonechat, 1 Swallow,  11 Tufted Duck, 1 Wren. (P Sharp)

Trerice: Grasshopper Warbler reeling and seen at close range near farm called Trerice 3 towards Trerice Manor. Also Red Kite over Rejerrah at 15.00 (C & J Keast)

Sennen:  20+ Whimbrel, 2nd cal year Iceland Gull in fields behind school. (I & J Miller)

Lands End: Stonechats still feeding young in car park (images from 2 days ago). (I & J Miller)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 8 Whimbrel, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit (1 in near-summer plumage), 5 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 1 pair Canada Geese with 7 young. (J St Ledger)

Upper Tamar Lake: 2 Grey Heron, 1m Stone Chat, 2 Chiffchach. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Willow Tit, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Wagtail (adult feeding a juv), 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Tufted Duck 1m 1f, 1m Reed Bunting. (R Mudge)

Truro: 2 Osprey flying south over Newbridge Truro. Heading in direction of Malpas (T Chipman)

Pendennis Head, Falmouth: Great Northern Diver doing laps of Falmouth Bay. Flew strongly towards St Anthony’s in Meanage then far out sea before circling back round and heading up the River Fal at 17:45. Also 8 Gannet, Rock pipit, Sandwich Terns and a Mallard (T Weston and C Foote)

Pentire Head: 9 Whimbrel, 1 Wheatear in field on way up to Pentire Head from New Polzeath (grid reference SW 92757 80221), also another Wheatear on isthmus to Rumps (grid reference SW 93381 80965) (M Witcomb) 11 Whimbrel (M Whitcomb, P Plant)

Lands End: 19 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 7 Linnet, 1 Kestrel, 71 Shag.(S Grose)

Sennen: 20 Whimbrel, 1 Red Kite at 11 .20am.(S Grose)

Enys Dodnan: 49 Great Black-backed Gull (19 birds on nests).(S Grose)

Escalls Chapel: 14 House Martin (3 birds on nests).(S Grose)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Common Sandpiper.(S Grose)

Battery Rocks: 15 Purple Sandpiper.(S Grose)


Marazion Marsh: Fem Marsh Harrier, 3 Red Kite, Pr. Mute Swan with 8 cygnets. (S Cox)

Callestick: 12 Red Kite over this afternoon including 7 at 4pm. Also, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Stock Dove and 5 House Martin. (T Wilson)

Lower Polmorla, St Wenn: 2 Red Kite (with 3 Buzzard), 4 Raven, 2 Grey Wagtail. (Ian Bennallick)

Windmill Farm: Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, Cuckoo, numerous willow warbler, pair of Bullfinch, Sedge Warbler, Stoat, Adder (J & B Teague)


Colliford Lake: 3 Red Kite (J & B Teague)

St Mawgan: 2 Red Kite over St Mawgan mid afternoon heading slowly towards Newquay. (L Curry)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Red Kite mid pm. (S Rowe)

Penryn: 10 Red Kite; flock of 9 west then 1 more west a few min later. (J Holmes)

The Rumps: 1 Red Kite over the Rumps, moving up the coast to Port Isaac. (R Eastmond)

Tregeseal: 1 Red Kite (S Williams)

Polyjoke: 1 Red Kite, Polyjoke valley 1.30pm (C Stephenson)

Minions: 7 Red Kite. (M Jones)

Kenidjack: 4 Red Kite flying above the bottom house at kenidjack valley, about 9.40am and heading south over cape Cornwall golf course. (M Cavell)


Dunlin – Lynn Colliver
Ringed Plover – Lynn Colliver
Common Sandpiper – Lynn Colliver
Stonechats – Irene & John Miller
Stonechats – Irene & John Miller
Red Kite – Tony Wilson
Marsh Harrier – Steve Cox
Montagu’s Harrier – Reuben Veal
Red Kite – Reuben Veal
Green Hairstreak Butterfly – Jonathan Evans
Whimbrel – Phil Plant