Thursday 21st June 2018

Plusha: 1 Red Kite at 19:00 this evening. (T Potterton)

Newquay Trenance Gardens: 1 Sparrowhawk with prey at 06:00. (S Grose)

Lizard: c80 Swift. (D Flumm)

Walmsley: female Gadwall with 8 ducklings. (A Langdon)

Gadwall, Adrian Langdon

St. Martin, Looe: Red-legged Partridge and 3 young. (P Sharp) 

Red-legged Partridge, Philip Sharp

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Tuesday 8th May 2018

Late news, 7/5, Nanjizal: 1 Ortolan Bunting. (K Wilson)

Late news, 7/5, Carnon Downs: 1 Red Kite over Bissoe Road at 10:30. (M May)

Polgigga: 1 Iberian Chiffchaff still singing from trees at the bottom end of the meadow along Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: 1 Red-rumped Swallow. (K Wilson)

Porth Reservoir: 2cy Ring-billed Gull on strip of mud with Herring Gulls at far end this evening. 4 Great Crested Grebe, nearby 2 Yellowhammer at Trebarber Farm. (S Grose)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Red Kite drifting south, 1 Redstart, 1 Wheatear, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Reed Bunting, large group of Swallows, Sand Martins & House Martins, 2 Swift & 8 (2f) Tufted Duck. (M Phillips)

Newquay: 1 Red Kite over Newquay Hospital at 10:20. (D Grose)

Porthgwarra: 1 Turtle Dove.

Marazion: 13 Whimbrel and 5 Sanderling on beach plus 3 Sandwich Tern and 2 Med Gull offshore.(PJ Freestone, DK Parker, P St Pierre)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Cetti’s Warblers, 8 Swift, 10+ Swallow, 60+ Sand Martin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, drake Gadwall, 1 drake Teal, 3 Little Egret, Reed and Sedge Warblers, pair of Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 1 male House Sparrow, 8 Grey Heron and 7 Mallard. (PJ Freestone, DK Parker, P St Pierre)

Bude Marshes: Blackcap, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warblers all on territory, Reed Bunting feeding on seed from footpath on marsh. (N Bastin)

Reed Bunting, Nigel Bastin

Sedge Warbler, Nigel Bastin

Tresillian: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Whimbrel.  (M Jones)

St Clement: 15+ Swift. (M Jones)

Stithian’s Reservoir: 7 Swallow, 1 Cormorant, 2 Mallard, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Robin, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Common Chaffinch, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Reed Bunting, 3 Common Gull, 2 Linnet. (P Williams)

St Erth: Pair of Mistle Thrush together in private garden. (MJ Spicer)

Lostwithiel: 6  Swift. (N Best)

Golitha Falls: 3 Dipper. (D Cleal)

Dozmary Pool: Pair of Whinchat and Raven. (D Cleal)

Padstow Farm shop: 1 Barn Owl with prey at 22.00.(S Grose)

Perranporth Golf Club: 20+ Whimbrel, steady passage of Swallows heading east. (S. Cox)

Hannafore:  9 Whimbrel , 2 Stonechat (pair feeding young at end of the road), Rock Pipit adult carrying food, 2 Gannet. (D Cleal)

Puffin at Porthallow, Tim Pinfield

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Monday 7th May 2018

Late news, 6/7, Falmouth Bay to Lizard, AK Wildlife Cruise: 20 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black Throated Diver, 100 Manx Shearwater, 150 Guillemot, 20 Razorbill, 2 Puffin, 10 Fulmar, 1 Peregrine, 100 Gannet, 1 Sandwich Tern, 100 Shag, 3 Basking Shark, 6 Common Dolphin (S Van Hear)

Polgigga: 1 Iberian Chiffchaff still singing in willows next to Bosistow Lane. Also 17+ Red Kite, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 drk Gadwall nearby. (R Veal, R Augarde, B Mellow)

Croft Pascoe: 1 Bee Eater over high, 14 Red Kite. (I Maclean) 1 Cuckoo, 4 Siskin, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler,  2 Chiffchaff, 3 Swallow, 2 Linnet, 1 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard. (S Van Hear)

Trevean, Trevowhan, Morvah: 1 Hoopoe again all day. (G and J Clegg)

Hoopoe, Joanna Clegg

De Lank Valley, Bodmin Moor: 2 Male Whinchat singing, 3 Cuckoo, 7 Wheatear, 4 Reed Bunting, 1 Red Kite, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel. Also one stag Roe Deer. (JSt Ledger)

Colliford: 2 Great Northern Diver, 7 Great Crested Grebe (including 2 on nests). (D Eva) 1 Red Kite at 16:45. (M & R Frost) 

Bearah Tor: 2 singing male Redstart. (D Eva)

Bolventor Area:  1 Red Kite over East Moor 09.50, 1 Coda Valley 10.50, 1 over Gillhouse, Colliford 11.45 all going East.

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 Cuckoo (Pair), 3 Sedge Warbler, 6+ Willow Warbler. (D Cleal)

Dozmary: 1 Cuckoo. (B Craven)

Polgigga: 37 Red Kite 11:00-14:00. (M Coleman)

St Merryn: 14 Red Kite over. (R Hughes)

Durgan: 1 Red Kite. (F Pitts)

Constantine: 2 Red Kite heading west high up at noon. (D Collins)

Kennack Sands: 1 Red Kite, 5 Whimbrel, 4 Sandwich Tern. (J & D Chapman)

Lanner: 1 Red Kite being mobbed by the local Gulls & Corvids around 09.30. (B Garnett)

Truro: 1 Swift, 1 Red Kite at 13:15 for several minutes from the garden, 1 m Siskin. Also Small White, Orange Tip, Holly Blue and Speckled Wood. (D Jenkins)

Truro: 1 Red Kite east over Malpas Road at 15.30. (P Fraser)

Tresillian: 2 Red Kite over at 13.05 drifting west. (A Nicholson)

Crantock Beach: 1 Red Kite at 14:15 flying east up river Gannel being mobbed by seagulls. (C Stephenson)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Red Kite flew over at 11:30, 2 Buzzard, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (C Hooper)

Callestick: 1 Red Kite flew west at 13:00. (T Wilson)

Charlestown: 1 Red Kite over. (D Hastilow)

Newlyn: 1 Glaucous Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern off Wherrytown this morning. (S Grose)

Par: 2 Red Kite this afternooon. (R Hughes)

Carnsew Pool, Hayle Estuary: 31 Whimbrel, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Sandwich Tern, (S Grose)

Drift: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler from sewage treatment works. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 5 Whimbrel, 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Gadwall on the marsh. (S Grose)

Coverack: 3 Swift screeching and chasing each other low over the cottages. Also 1 Iceland Gull in the bay (P. Bedford)

Porthallow: 20+ Gannets, 60+ Manx Shearwaters, 100+ Auks including at least 3 Puffin moving west. Also on the sea 2 Great Northern Diver and 2 Puffin all from a boat about 1/2 mile offshore 15:15-16:15. (T Pinfield)

Stithians: 1 Cuckoo, 4 Reed Bunting, 5 Willow Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 1 Green Woodpecker, 10 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 4 Linnet, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Buzzard, 2 Cormorant. (S Van Hear)

Newmill: 1 Stock Dove on garden lawn (1st one in 25 years). (Chris Cole)

Looe: 40 Whimbrel, 1 Eider, c50 Manx Shearwater, 40 Guillemot, 30 Razorbill, 6 Turnstone. Also 1 Harbour Porpoise and 1 Minke Whale on kayak trip from Looe to 5 miles south of Looe Island. (R Kirkwood)

Razorbill, Rupert Kirkwood

Guillemot, Rupert Kirkwood

Turnstone, Rupert Kirkwood

Eider, Rupert Kirkwood

Penwithick: 1 Robin, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Dunnock, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Woodpigeon, 1 Siskin, 1 Great Tit, 9 House Sparrow. (K Bowers)

St.Columb: 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Canada Goose, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Great Tit. (K Bowers)

Porthgwarra: 1000+ Manx Shearwater feeding off the cove 17:30-18:00 before flying west. (M Coleman)

Trevail & Cove: 18 Whimbrel feeding in and Barn Owl hunting over fields, 12 Swallows, 1 Sand Martin, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers & 2 Whitethroats. (J Hawkey)

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Wednesday 11th April 2018

Lizard Village: 2 Alpine Swift again this morning.

Marazion: Pair of Garganey and 3 Sandwich Tern on Great Hogus late afternoon/evening, also 7 Great Northern Diver and 2 female Common Scoter offshore. (M Elliott)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 20+ House Martin briefly. (DK Parker, S Rogers, R Wilkins)

Kenidjack valley: am/midday; Quite a good fall today including, 1 Redstart (male), 20+ Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, 10+ Blackcap and 1 Pied Flycatcher (male) (P Clarke)

Porthgwarra: 1 f Merlin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Sedge Warbler, 6 Willow Warbler, 4 Gadwall, 40 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow, 41 Teal,10 Shoveler, 1 Brown Hare (D Eva)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 16 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Goose, 35 Shelduck, 8 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 55 Oystercatcher, 7 Ringed Plover, 1 Knot, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 93 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 30 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel, 3 Black-headed Gull, 1 Iceland Gull, 2 Common Gull, 45 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 9 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Wren, 3 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 6 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 6 Rook, 65 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 1 Starling, 4 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch,  4 Palmate Newt. (M Scawen et al.)

Tresillian: 2 Spoonbill, 1 Ruff (all feeding on estuary near Tresemple Pool). (M Jones)

Freathy: 1 Black-throated Diver on sea, 47 Common Scoter flew west, and 2 Swallow flew east this morning. (M. Jordan)

Crowlas: 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Siskin, 1 House Martin. (R Veal)

Tresillian: Blackcap (m) sadly killed flying into a window this morning, un-ringed, weighed 19 grams. (A Nicholson)

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