Sunday 24th June 2018

Late news, 23/6, Looe Island: 2 Blackbird, 1 Carrion Crow, 30 Cormorant (with 3 nests still containing young), 1 Dunlin, 1 Feral Pigeon, 4 Fulmar (with at least 4 nests, 1 with egg), 2 Goldfinch, c 50 Great Black-backed Gull (plus many chicks), c125 Herring Gull (plus many chicks), 2 Little Egret, 3 Mallard (1 nest with eggs), 21 Oystercatcher (plus several chicks at various stages, including one hatched today), 1 Pheasant with chicks, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Rock Pipit, 10 Shag (plus several chicks), 1 Woodpigeon, 3 Wren. (D Spooner)

Oystercatcher nest and chick – Derek Spooner

Late news, 23/6, Trevithick Manor Farm, Newquay: 2 Barn Owl, 16 Swift. (S Grose)

Godolphin Cross: Sparrowhawk (C Richards)

Rinsey/Trewavas: 10 Bottlenose Dolphin 08:45 going west. (C Richards)

Porthgwarra seawatch 06:00-11:00: 600 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sandwich Tern, Puffin, 6 adult Mediterranean Gull and a Hobby picked up beyond the Runnel Stone before flying in over the seawatch point. Also 6 Risso’s Dolphin approx 2 miles out heading towards Mount’s Bay and 1 Porpoise. On land 12 Swift. (B Mellow) Porthgwarra seawatch 09:30-10:30: 276 Manx Shearwater, 2 Puffin west. Pod of 8 Risso’s Dolphins east later. (D Flumm)

Cannaframe (E of Bolventor): 1 Red Kite circling up until out of sight. North of A30 at 11:05. (B Craven)

Rosudgeon: Red Kite low over Packet Lane at 11:45. (A McPherson)

Par Market East Carpark: 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Bude: 1 Sparrowhawk hunting rear garden successfully. (R Maye)

Penwithick: 12 House Sparrow, 3 Goldfinch, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Jay, 1 Buzzard, 1 Robin, 7 Jackdaw, 6 Chaffinch, 1 Raven, 6 Blackbird. (K Bowers)

Jay, Buzzard, House Sparrows and Blackbirds – Kevin Bowers

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