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)


Wednesday 13th June 2018

Chapel Amble: 1 Red Kite. (G Adams)

Crugmeer, Trethillick Farm: 4 Corn Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer, 21 Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipit, 26 Linnet.(S Grose)

Lellizzick: 2 (released) Grey Partridge, m+f in field with cattle on seaward side of road opposite car parking spaces, 16 Razorbill including 2 juv, 18 Guillemot, 3 pairs of Shag. (S Grose)

Tresillian River: 1 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Curlew (1 with white colour ring on upper right leg) and a pair of Shelduck with 1 duckling. (M Jones)

Rumps and Pentire: 5 Fulmar, 1 Gannet, 7 Cormorant, 6 Shag, 1 Kestrel, 4 Oystercatcher, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 18 Herring Gull, 65 Guillemot, 15 Razorbill, 4 Puffin, 6 Wood Pigeon, 6 Skylark, 12 Swallow, 6 Rock Pipit, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 1 Wheatear, 1 Blackbird, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 6 Carrion Crow, 5 House Sparrow, 5 Linnet,  2 Grey Seal,  3 Small White, 2 Small Heath, 3 Speckled Wood, 1 Wall Brown, 2 Common Blue, 2 Silver Y Moth. (M Scawen et al.)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Barnacle Goose,19 Mediterranean Gull in a flock of those and Black-headed Gull, 1 Whimbrel with 6 Curlew, 2 Grey Heron, (1 an immature), 2 Little Egret, 1 pair of Canada Geese with about 9 goslings, 1 pair of Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher. (R Butts, J Ryan)

Scillonian III crossing: 3 Balearic Shearwater this morning.

Tregonetha Downs: 2 Cuckoo, 3 Yellowhammer, 15 Swift, 2 Chiffchaff, 1m Bullfinch, 1 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)


Tuesday 12th June 2018

Late news, 3/6, Tregony: 1 Rosy Starling with starlings. (R Curvengen)

Davidstow: Buff-breasted Sandpiper still on the airfield. Please keep off the runways and respect all users. (P Roseveare, A McKechnie, B Hibbett, MJ Spicer)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Alex McKechnie

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Mike Spicer

Newquay: A juvenile Rosy Starling this morning on path across Newquay Golf Course at eastern end about 09:30. (C Stephenson)

Longrock: Black Kite, briefly, flying north 15:25. (P Sharp)

Hayle: 1 Red Kite over A30 at 17:00. (B Hibbett, MJ Spicer)

Middle Amble:1 Green Sandpiper. (A Langdon)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan plus 5 cygnets, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 female Gadwall, 1 drake Teal, 11+ Mallard, 4+ Moorhen broods, 1 Little Grebe, 6 House Martin and 1 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Barnacle Goose – Dave Parker

Downderry: 3 Great Northern Diver early this morning. (A Payne)

Penzance: Drake Eider still present. (South Devon Birds & Wildlife)

Rough Tor: 2 Lesser Redpoll at Rough Tor Woods this morning. (A McKechnie)

Lesser Redpoll – Alex McKechnie

Seaton: 3 Gannet offshore. (D Symons)

Par: 1 Swallow: 9 Feral Pigeon flying over the railway station. (R. Barlow)


Monday 11th June 2018

Late news, 10/6, Porthtowan: Rosy Starling in gorse by the coast path in the evening.

Davidstow airfield:  1  Buff breasted Sandpiper 10 am, main runway E of control tower. (N and S Page)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Nick Page

Wadebridge: Pair Spotted Flycatchers building nest in creeper on house. (S Marquis)

Goss Moor: Crossbill over the cycle track. (B Bosisto)

Bodmin: 1 Sand Martin briefly hunting low over field with 2 Swallows, 3 Swift display flighting, 1 Song Thrush, active Great Spotted Woodpecker nest in a derelict pole (3 previous nest holes visible). Number of Speckled Wood butterflies seen. (R Hurrell)

Whipsiderry: 6 Corn Bunting, 7 Stonechat (including juveniles), 2 Raven, 3 Linnet, also 1 Golden-ringed Dragonfly, 1 Green Hairstreak, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Red Admiral. (R Lee + T Mills)

Corn Buntings, Tony Mills

Golden-ringed Dragonfly, Tony Mills

Stonechat (juvenile), Tony Mills

Stonechat (male), Tony Mills

Crugmeer: 5 Corn Bunting singing from separate territories between Trethillick farm and Porthmissen. (S Grose)

Porth Joke: Lesser Whitethroat, family party with c4 young. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Sparrowhawk with prey flying towards fir hill woods colan. (S Grose)


Sunday 10th June 2018

Late news, 6/6, Looe: Tawny Owl in our garden. (P Sharp)

St Levan: Hobby over and E at 12:05. (M Wallace)

Penlee Point: 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Hewas Water: 3 Buzzard using thermals over A390. (R Barlow)

Whipsiderry: 4 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Park Head: 2 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Gweek: 1 Curlew, 6 Shelduck (adult), 1 with 9 ducklings. (J St Ledger)

Shelduck ducklings – John St Ledger

Tywardreath: 5 Magpie in a row of conifers. Nests and young known to be at this site. (R Barlow)


Saturday 9th June 2018

Late news, 2/6 Newquay: Rose-coloured Starling seen and photographed in Pentire, also on 3/6. (S Blake)

Late news, 8/6, Polbathic Creek: 2 Shelduck + 9 ducklings. (A Blonden)

Late news, 8/6, St Stephen: Red Kite flew into tree beside A3058 near Pollards Mill at 06:00. (D King)

Late photos, 8/6, Phillack:

Adult Rosy Starling – Nic Hallam

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Hobby, 3 Grasshopper Warbler (2 singing, 1 carrying food), 2 Linnet nests with 5 eggs and 3 young, Great Tit starting 2nd clutch (unusual), Willow Warbler nest with 3 young (D Eva)

Bodmin Moor, De Lank Waterworks to base of Brown Willy: 4 Redstart (inc 2 young), 8 Wheatear (inc 2 young), 5 Stonechat (inc 3 young), 2 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Whinchat (all male; 2 fighting, 1 taking food to nest in gorse), 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Mistle Thrush, 7 Skylark, 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger, D Conway)

Redstart – John St Ledger

Wheatear – John St Ledger

Stonechat – John St Ledger

Windmill Farm: 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Swift, 2 Cuckoo this afternoon. (D Wright)

Lesser Whitethroat – Dougy Wright

Whipsiderry: 5 Corn Bunting, Stonechat with young, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine. (S Rowe)

Goonhilly Downs Nature Reserve: 1 Red Kite (10:20) drifting NE, 1f Hen Harrier (10:35) migrating NE into head wind alongside satellite station fence, 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Whitethroat, 6 Swallow, Small Pearl-bordered Fritilliaries, Small Heath, Speckled Wood, Common Blue Butterflies, Fragrant Heath (4) & Heath Spotted Orchids. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 6 Common Swift (inc pair mating), 2 Little Grebe, 2 Moorhen, Emperor Four-spotted Chaser Dragonflies, Large Red, Common Blue Damselfly. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Bray’s Cot: Black-tailed Skimmers, Four-spotted Chasers, Emperor Dragonflies, Large Red & Azure Damselfly. Clouded Buff Moth, Fragrant Heath (139) & Heath Spotted Orchids. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Gwendreath: 2 Bullfinch, large colony Small Pearl-bordered Fritilliaries, Speckled Wood, Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Common Blue Butterflies, Silver Y & Beautiful Yellow Underwing Moth. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)


Friday 8th June 2018

Late news, 7/8, Hayle: Adult Rosy Starling reported from a garden near the Bluff Inn at 09:00 for a 2nd day.

Phillack: Adult Rosy Starling on wires above Riviere Sands Surf School reception at 19:10. (N Hallam)

Mullion: Red Kite flew over garden flying NE 09:15. (J Allely)

St Erth: 1 Red Kite over at 11:30. (GH Spicer) 1 Mistle Thrush in private garden. (MJ Spicer)

Truro: 3 Red Kite flying over Malabar Road at 14:00. (J Rowe)

Tywardreath: 1 Red Kite over school (flying ENE at 11:30), 1 young Siskin, 1 young Bullfinch on garden feeders, 1 young Rook begging from adult bird. (R Barlow)

Falmouth: Red Kite over Trescobeas area heading north at 16:20. (J St Ledger)

St Martin-in-Meneage: 1 Red Kite over at 16:00. (T Chatfield)

Higher Bochym, Lizard: 2 (m & f) Cuckoo, 1 Mistle Thrush, Four-spotted & Black-tailed Chasers, Emperor Dragonflies, Common Blue Damselfly. Also, pair of Swallows that nest in private garage arrived together during the evening of 7/6. In 2016 & 2017 the male arrived 10/5 and the female 14 days later. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Marazion Beach: 2 Whimbrel at 18:00. (J Miller) Also 29 Sanderling, 9 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher and 1 Ringed Plover. (DK Parker)

St Merryn: 1 Barn Owl over Trewithen Farm at 21:30. (S Grose)

Penzance to Land’s End and back, Marine Discovery trip: 26+ Common Scoter in one flock, 6+ Puffin, 2 Sandwich Tern, 20+ Kittiwake. Also Risso’s Dolphin (2 groups) inc mother and calf, 3+ Harbour Porpoise inc mother and calf. (R Creek)

Puffin – Rob Creek

Penzance Harbour: drake Eider still. (R Creek)

Eider – Rob Creek