Wednesday 29th June 2016

Porthgwarra: 07:00 to 13:00, 16 Fulmar, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel, 4 Great Skua, 1 ad Pomarine Skua, 12 Kittiwake, 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Common Tern, 44 Puffin, 16 auk sp and 4 Common Dolphin. Also 340 Manx Shearwater and 285 Gannet in the first hour. (DK Parker, MD Wallace) Also 1 Arctic Skua (dark phase). (P Fraser)

Drift Reservoir (members only): c50 Swift. (DK Parker)

Bude: 2 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan with 3 cygnets, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Stonechat plus 2 juveniles being fed, 3 Black-headed Gull and 1 Song Thrush (H Wilkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Lelant Saltings: 1 Dalmation Pelican, 55 Curlew, 1 1s Spoonbill, 6 Canada Goose goslings. Ryans Field: 4 Oystercatcher chicks, 2 juv Pied Wagtail. Carnsew Pool: 1 1s Spoonbill, 1 Greenshank, 2 imm Mediterranean Gull, 1 juv Black-headed Gull and 1 Kingfisher. (R Butts, R Veal) Also 6 Common Sandpiper. (B Dodd)

RButts_Pelican+Spoonbill_290616Dalmation Pelican dwarfing a Spoonbill, Roger Butts

Chapel Porth: 2 Skylark. (V Lishman)

Pendeen: 1 Sooty Shearwater and 2 Great Skua.

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Tuesday 28th June 2016

Mount’s Bay: 1 Pomarine Skua at 10.15. (P Fraser)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 pr Oystercatcher plus 4 young, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 6 Curlew and 2 Whimbrel. (MJ Spicer) Estuary: 1 Spoonbill again.

Truro Cathedral:1 Peregrine at 8.45am. (D Jenkins)

Nare Head: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 15 Linnet, 4 Skylark,1 Yellowhammer, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Raven and 2 Roe Deer. (D Hall)

Botallack to Cape Cornwall: 3 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 9 House Sparrow, 5 Magpie, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Wood Pigeon, 2 Crow, 1 Swallow, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Blackbird, 1 Wren. (C Wyatt)

Penzance, Lidden Road area: c10 Swift hawking low over houses late morning. (T Mills)

Porthgwarra: 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Storm-petrel past.

St Ives: 1 Sooty Shearwater west.

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Monday 27th June 2016

Late news, 8/6, Celtic Cross, St Pirans:  1 Red-throated Pipit. (B How)

Gwennap Head: 5 Risso’s Dolphins, 11 Common Scoter. (P&H Taylor, J Lawman)

Penzance, Chyandour:  1 Drake Eider in eclipse plumage. (D Flumm)

JStLedger_Eider_270616Eider, Dave Flumm

Sancreed: Spotted Flycatcher bred successfully; adult carrying food at Lower Grumbla. (D Flumm)

Gweek: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 8 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 5 Little Egret and 2 adult Shelduck with 6 young. (J St Ledger)

Croft Pascoe: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, (2 were feeding 2+ young) also 1 Cuckoo heard calling briefly. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Flycatcher Croft Pascoe 27th June 2016 (2)Spotted Flycatcher, John St Ledger. JStLedger_SpotFlycatcher1_270616Spotted Flycatcher, John St Ledger.

Sennen Cove: 2 Grey Heron.

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Sunday 26th June 2016

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1m Pochard, 2 (pr) Tufted Duck, 8 Greylag Goose, 1 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2m Reed Bunting, 5 Linnet, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit. Juveniles included 10 Shelduck, 28 Mallard, 5 Mute Swan, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Raven. (R Veal)

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Crowlas: 1 juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker. (R Veal)

Penryn: 1 Dalmation Pelican flying over Asda this morning. (P Luetchford)

Devoran, Restronguet Creek: 1 Dalmatian Pelican returned this afternoon.

Penwithick: 1 Nuthatch, Blue Tit and Starling both feeding young. (K Bowers)

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Pendeen Watch 7.30-9.00 am: 4 Puffin, 1 Mediterranean Shearwater and 9,000+ Manx Shearwater. (R Wilkins B Mellow)

Porthgwarra 9.30am – 2.00pm: 8 Puffin, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Common Tern, 6 Sandwich Tern, 14 Common Scoter, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Ocean Sunfish and 4 Harbour Porpoise. (R Wilkins B Mellow)

Downderry: birds moving west this morning between 0530 and 0730 included 2 Great Northern Diver, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern and at least 45 Manx Shearwater. (A Payne)

Bude Marsh: 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Mute Swan with 3 cygnets, 10+ Swallow, 6+ Reed Warbler, 3+ Sedge Warbler, 1 Kingfisher, 2 f Mallard with 6 ducklings each and 1 Chiffchaff. (H Wilkins)

Widemouth: 1 Kestrel, 4 Stonechat and 1 Weasel carrying a kit. (H Wilkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1s Spoonbill still off causeway again.

Marazion: 1 ad sum plum Great Northern Diver offshore this morning.

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Saturday 25th June 2016

St Erth, Long Lanes: 5 Stock Dove, 2 Skylark, 5 Linnet, 1 Garden Warbler, 1m Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (R Veal)

Devoran, Restronguet Creek: 1 Dalmatian Pelican, 10 Little Egret, 11 Mute Swan, 12 Mallard, 45 Curlew and 1 Whimbrel. (D Flumm)

Crowlas: 1 Robin nest with new young in private garden. (R Veal)

Polbathic Creek: Roe Deer with 2 fawns on saltmarsh. (A Blonden)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1s Spoonbill still off causeway again.

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Friday 24th June 2016

Devoran: 1 Dalmatian Pelican again on Minebank, Restronguet Creek at 07:30. (M May) Also again at 18:30 from Carnon Mine.

Scillonian III RSPB, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 eclipse drake Eider, 19 Fulmar, 99 Manx Shearwater, 79 Gannet, 2 Shag, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-headed Gull, 21 Herring Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern and 1 Razorbill. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 15 Fulmar, 360 Manx Shearwater, 58 Gannet, 1 Kittiwake, 12 Herring Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Guillemot and 1 Puffin. (DA Conway, P Kent, DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1s Spoonbill still off causeway.

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