Wednesday 20th June 2018

Late news, 19/6, Marazion Beach: 25 Sanderling, 5 (ad. s/p) Dunlin. (J Hawkey)

Newquay, Huer’s Hut: 5 Kittiwake (only one bird sitting on a nest) & 2 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Port Isaac, Treharrock Manor: 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 5 Raven over. (S Grose)

Penzance: 10 Sandwich Tern off Western Promenade at 15:45. (J Evans)


Tuesday 19th June 2018

Porthgwarra (10:40-13:30): 2 Sooty Shearwater,18 Storm Petrel, 19 Puffin, 36 Common Scoter, 3 Med Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern. (M Wallace)

Porthilly Point: 1 Curlew, 1 Dunlin, 49 non-breeding Oystercatcher, 24 Sand Martin, 4 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose

Camel Estuary: 5 Mediterranean Gull on main channel opposite the sewage treatment works this evening. (S Grose)

Culdrose: 2 Spotted Flycatchers. (D Wright)


Monday 18th June 2018

Late news, 17/6, Lizard Point (17:30-18:30): 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1200 Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 2 Med Gull (first since early May), Puffins. (T Blunden)

Late news, 17/6, Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 5 Curlew, 1 of which was ringed and identified as an adult female ringed on its breeding grounds near Ladbergen, Steinfurt, Germany on 18th May 2012. She was seen at Gorrangorras last year. Many thanks to Mark Grantham for this information. (J St Ledger)

Croft Pascoe: 1 pair of Spotted Flycatcher feeding 2 young in trees, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (2 adult, 1 juv), 5 Siskin, 1 Cuckoo. Also numbers of Chiffchaff, Goldfinch and Willow Warbler. (J St Ledger)

Goonhilly Downs:1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in tree opposite Telstar garage. (J St Ledger)

Tater-du (15:25 – 17:55): 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 8 Puffin, 28 Kittiwake. (M McKee)


Sunday 17th June 2018

Porthgwarra seawatch, 7.30 – 1pm: 1 Wilson’s Petrel (at 11.00), 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Puffin, 3 Great Skua, 3 Storm Petrel, 5 Sandwich Tern. (R Augarde, R Wilkins,  R Veal, S Rogers)

Hayle, Millpond: 1 Iberian Chiffchaff still. (P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Barnacle Goose and 37 Mediterranean Gull. (P St Pierre) Estuary: 2nd summer Mediterranean Gull with Black-headed Gulls feeding in one of channels from behind industrial unit. (D A Jones)

Newquay Towan Head: Good Manx Shearwater passage 50+ per min (.a.m) also Ocean Sunfish off point. (M Lammas)

Par Lake: 9 Black-headed Gull and 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush with food for young in lakeside area. (R. Barlow)

St Ives island: adult Gannet and several Kittiwakes in Bay. Rock Pipit nest with young on cliff below coastguards; a Grey Seal. (D A Jones)

Liskeard:1 Dipper on River Fowey at Trago Mills, also 1 Treecreeper. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 3 Yellowhammer, 13 Swift, 1 Raven, also Skylarks, Linnets, Stonechats, Meadow Pipits, & 2 Hare. (S Grose)

Lizard village: 3 Greenfinch, (2m 1f) on garden feeders. (J Ball)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 987 Canada Goose, 7 Great Crested Grebe (adult on nest and a pair feeding 2 well grown young), 5 Cormorant, 5 Mallard, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 5 adult Curlew, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 28 Carrion Crow, 43 Jackdaw, 5 Magpie, 3 Wood Pigeon, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Cuckoo, 3 juv Mistle Thrush, 4 Blackbird, 4 juv Wheatear, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Wren, 1 Swallow, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 House Sparrow, 5 Linnet, 2 Sky Lark and 2 Dunnock. (DAConway)


Saturday 16th June 2018

Late news, 8/6 + 9/6, Penzance: 1 male hybrid House Sparrow, House x Spanish, but with features of Italian Sparrow. (P Semmens)

Hybrid House Sparrow, Paul Semmens

Hybrid House Sparrow, Paul Semmens

Late News, 15/06, Swanpool: 3+ singing Reed Warbler. (D Chaney)

Late News, 15/06 Scillonian RSPB Friday Trip: Penzance to Wolf Rock Lighthouse: 163 Manx Shearwater, 18 Gannet, 1 Puffin, 3 Razorbill, 9, Guillemot, 28 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Fulmar, 28 Kittiwake, 2 Harbour Porpoise, 1 Risso’s Dolphin, 1 Ocean Sunfish.   Wolf Rock Lighthouse to Isles of Scilly: 2,022 Manx Shearwater (huge rafts feeding all the way across to the islands), 33 Gannet, 43 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 4 Razorbills, 5, Guillemots 1 Great Skua, 2 Fulmar, 54 Shag, Ocean Sunfish.   Isles of Scilly to Wolf Rock Lighthouse: 2,281, Manx Shearwater, (huge rafts feeding all the way to the Wolf Rock lighthouse), 89 Gannet, 2 Kittiwake, 5 Fulmar, 7 Puffin, 10 Razorbill, 2 Guillemot, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gulls, 1 Basking Shark.   Wolf Rock Lighthouse to Penzance: 119 Manx Shearwater, 21 Gannet, 4 Fulmar, 3 Puffins 12 Razorbill, 7 Guillemot, 4 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 48 Kittiwake, 10 Common Dolphin,  2 Harbour Porpoise (V Stratton, B Craven)

Ashton, nr Helston: 1 Rosy Starling in private garden in a large flock of starlings at a ground feeding station (L Bell)

Porthgwarra: 07:00 -10:30, 3 Arctic Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, 8 Common Scoter, 2 Sandwich Tern. (R Augarde, R Wilkins)

Falmouth: 1 Osprey flew SW this afternoon.

Loe Pool: 11 Cormorant (including 4 immature), 7 Reed Warbler, 5+ Sand Martin, 6 Great Crested Grebe (1 carrying a chick), 4+ Whitethroat (including 2+ juveniles), 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Heron (1 adult, 1 immature), 2 Bullfinch, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler carrying food, 1 Blackcap. (G Adams)

Stithians Reservoir: Reed Bunting nest with 4 eggs, 2 Linnet nests with 3 and 5 young, Roe Deer fawn, 1 dead female Pheasant with no apparent injuries (D Eva)

Tywardreath: 1 young Chaffinch being fed by adult male bird in private garden. (R. Barlow)

Lellizzick: 2 (released) Grey Partridge. (S Grose)

Padstow:1 singing male Yellowhammer on wires just north of football pitch. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: Barnacle Goose.

Drift Reservoir (members only): 100+ Swift. (P St Pierre)

Trevose Head: 2 singing Corn Bunting. (S Rowe)

Crugmeer: 2 singing Corn Bunting along road to Trevone. (S Rowe)


Friday 15th June 2018

Late news, 8/6, Nankilly, northeast of Ladock: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (I. J. Bennallick)

Late News 14/6, Wheal Brothers, west of Harrowbarrow: 1 Dipper along stream through wooded old mine workings. (I. J. Bennallick)

Devoran: Osprey over. (S Votier)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 juv Jay. (S Grose)

Bude Marshes: 51 Mallard, 19 Moorhen, 12 Canada Geese,  8 Reed Warbler, 3 Dunnock, 6 House Sparrow, 6 Wren, 10 Herring Gull, 2 Goldfinch, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 4 Blackbird, 19 Jackdaw, 35 Rook, 7 Carrion Crow, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Swift, 7 Swallow, 1 Cormorant, 3 Robins, 4 Wood Pigeon, 1 Buzzard, 3 Mute Swan. (WeBS, H Kendall, B Bryne)

Mullion Cove: Red Kite flew over 18:30 heading NW. (J Allely)

Caerthillian, The Lizard: 2 Greenfinch, Blackcap, pair Whitethroat with 3 young, (A Witheywood)

Whitethroat – A Witheywood

Greenfinch & Blackcap – A Witheywood

Penzance: Very late Great Tits still brooding eggs in a private garden. (R Phillips)

Newquay, Trenance Gardens: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 adult +1 juv)  nr the monkey puzzle tree. (S Grose)

Gwennap Churchyard: 1 juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker. (R Hampshire)

Lanner/Fourlanes: 1 m Cuckoo calling still. (R Hampshire)

Downderry: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Arctic Skua and 4 Mediterranean Gull early this morning. (A Payne)


Thursday 14th June 2018

Late news, 10/6, Bude, Widemouth Bay: 1 Puffin 2-3 miles offshore. (R Kirkwood)

Puffin, Rupert Kirkwood

Lizard Point, seawatch, 0730-0830: 1 2s Laughing Gull with kittiwakes going west about a mile off-shore this morning. Also 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Cormorant, 12 Fulmar, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 58 Guillemot, 1 Jackdaw, 62 Kittiwake, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Oystercatcher, 6 Raven, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Shag, 1 Feral Pigeon, 36 Gannet,  1 Great Northern Diver, 150 Herring Gull, 1 Kestrel, 384 Manx Shearwater, 7 Puffin, 38 Razorbill, 7 Sandwich Tern. Manx and Kittiwake number increasing later in morning. (T Blunden)

Goonhilly/Croft Pascoe: 10:45am-unconfirmed- Gyr Falcon (white phase). Almost completely white, large raptor flew from North East by radar dishes toward Croft Pascoe plantation, then low and fast. Dark tipped secondary feathers clearly visible. This bird was impressively fast. Heading Lizard direction. Also, Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Siskin, 2 Stonechat, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Skylark, 2 Cuckoo. (J Evans)

Pendeen, seawatch: 1 Storm Petrel, 1 ad pale phase Arctic Skua, 1 juv Puffin, and about 200 Manx Shearwater per minute. (L Proctor)

Porthgwarra, Seawatch, 0510-0940: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Storm Petrel, 39 Puffin, 3 Great Skua, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Commic Tern, several hundred Manx Shearwater. (H Wright)

Newquay, Towan Head: Lots of Manx Shearwaters a.m. some stopping to fish, also few Gannets, Kittiwakes & Fulmars. (M Lammas)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 2s Mediterranean Gull, fly over towards estuary, 1 ad and 1 juv Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret and 2 Grey Heron. (T Mills)

Barnacle Goose, Tony Mills

Sweetshouse: 30+ Starling over houses  at 1100 hrs. (R. Barlow)

Heligan: 2 Swallow entering and leaving nest site at Lobbs farm shop. (R. Barlow)

Looe, St Martin: 1 juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker being fed by adult male from early morning and then trying to feed itself from seed feeder. (P Sharp)

Torpoint, Marine Drive:  Risso’s Dolphin around barges at 18.00 (Tor Elm)

Downderry:  a seawatch ending at 0715 included 116 Manx Shearwater, 5 Kittiwake, 2 Common Scoter and 2 Sandwich Tern. Later (0905-1010) 135 Manx Shearwater, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kittiwake and 2 Mediterranean Gulll were noted. (A Payne)

Padstow, Tregirls Beach: 3 Mediterranean Gull at high tide this eve. (S Grose)

Truro: 1 m Bullfinch and 6 Goldfinch in front garden. (M Costa)

Goss Moor: 4 juvenile Teal successfully fledged this evening. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)