Thursday 6th July 2017

Polgigga: 1s female Amur Falcon on wires this evening but mobile, appeared to go to roost at 21:25. (M Wallace) Please park safely and considerately, the roads are very narrow and frequently used by large farm machinery. Limited parking on the roadside between Polgigga and Raftra Farm, also by the cricket pitch and green at Trethewey. On no account drive along or park on Bosistow Lane, as this is a private road!

Amur Falcon, Dave Parker

Amur Falcon, Dave Parker

Amur Falcon, M Wallace

Walmsley: 4+ Cattle Egret. (B Rankine)

Cattle Egret, Barry Rankine

Cattle Egret, Barry Rankine

Davidstow: Adult Yellow-legged Gull. (J Mitchell)

Yellow-legged Gull, Jon Mitchell

Mount Hawke: 21 Starlings (adult and juvenile mix) squabbling at feeders, flew up onto wires to be counted at 07:30 in private garden, 1 Sparrowhawk. (RB Girling)

Rock: 1 male sparrowhawk from private garden. (S Grose)

Truro: 2 Crossbill calling and flying around fir trees in Trewinnard area this morning. (S Rogers)

Drift Reservoir: 5 Common Sandpiper. (M Wallace)

St Gothian Sands: 1 juv Dipper on Red River. (P Freestone, MJ Spicer)

Dipper, Mike Spicer

Boscastle: No sign of the Woodchat Shrike despite extensive searching, 15+ Swifts, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Raven. (H Kendall & B Bryne)

Rame Head: 20+ Whitethroat, 1m Yellowhammer in approximately a square mile. (R Napp)


Wednesday 5th July 2017

Hayle Estuary: 1 Common Sandpiper, 90 Curlew, 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret and 5 Med Gulls on Ryan’s Field at high tide. Also 5 Black Swan, pr Shelduck with 5 young and 10 Little Egret on Lelant Saltings. (MJ Spicer) 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 119 Curlew, 1 Mallard duckling. Also 1 Great Black-backed Gull observed taking and eating a Shelduck young, leaving 4 alive. (R Veal)


Black Swan, Mike Spicer

St Erth: 1 Golden-ringed Dragonfly. (MJ Spicer)


Golden-ringed Dragonfly, Mike Spicer

The Rumps and Pentire Point: 3 Fulmar, 6 Gannet, 28 Cormorant, 7 Shag, 2 Kestrel, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 25 Herring Gull, 4 Guillemot, 9 Razorbill, 2 Wood Pigeon, 9 Skylark, 12 House martin, 22 Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 6 Rock Pipit, 1 Pied wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 5 Wheatear, 5 Stonechat, 1 Blackbird, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Rook, 4 Carrion Crow, 4 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 21 Linnet.6 Large white, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Ringlet, 2 Small Heath, 12 Meadow Brown, 4 Small Copper, 1 Common Blue, 1 Small Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 2 Six-spot Burnet. (M Scawen et al.)

Helford Creek: A juvenile Mediterranean Gull in Helford Creek opposite Helford this afternoon. (D Collins)

Illogan: 4 Comma. (J Baker)


Tuesday 4th July 2017

Boscastle: 1 Woodchat Shrike still present.

Lizard Point: 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel, 1 Puffin, 2 Common Scoter, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern, 2 Ocean Sunfish. (I Maclean, A Blunden)

Gothian Sands: Shelduck  with 3 young and Coot with 1 young. (P Tandj)


Shelduck, P Tandj

Newquay, (Huers Hut): 89 adult Kittiwakes & 23 juveniles visible. (S Grose)

Mount Hawke: Brief view of I Sparrowhawk hassling 1 Wood Pigeon over private garden, outcome unknown. (RB Girling)

Rock, Porthilly Point: 33 Black-headed Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Dunlin & 41 Sand Martin. (S Grose)


Monday 3rd July 2017

Late news, 8/6, Temple Trout Fishery: 1 Nuthatch, not seen, called frequently in morning and afternoon from deciduous woods between the two lakes. (RB Girling)

Late news, 22/6, Temple Trout Fishery: 1 Nuthatch, not seen, called frequently in morning and afternoon from deciduous woods between the two lakes. (RB Girling)

Late news, 29/6, Temple Trout Fishery: 1 Nuthatch, not seen, heard calling from deciduous woods between the two lakes. (RB Girling)

Late news, 2/7, Temple Trout Fishery: 1 Nuthatch, not seen, heard calling a few times mid-morning from deciduous woods between the two lakes. (RB Girling)

Late news, 2/7, Godrevy Cove, St Keverne: 110 Great Black-backs in the cove. (D Collins) 

Porthgwarra seawatch (07:30-11:30): Ad Long-tailed Skua, 5 Great Shearwater, 29 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 44 Storm Petrel, 2 Bonxie, 8 Puffin. (M Wallace, P St Pierre, MT Elliot)

Walmsley: 5 Cattle Egret this evening. (A Langdon)

Boscastle: 1 Woodchat Shrike still in field viewed from footpath accessed via slate stile above Paradise Road. (P Roseveare)


Thursday 22nd June 2017

Late news, 20/6, Helston: 1 Dipper in Cober Valley. (D Wright)

Late news, 21/6, Newbridge: 3 Red Kite at 8:30. (P Fraser)

Porthgwarra seawatch: 1 Great Shearwater, 3 Large Shearwater sp, 3 Rissos Dolphin (R Archer) Also 1 Sooty Shearwater; 1 s/p 2cy Mediterranean Gull; 100’s Manx Shearwaters in small rafts scattered across the sea as far as could be scoped (1330 – 1530hrs). (J Hawkey)

Godolphin Hill: 1 Spotted Flycatcher round the edge of the overflow car park , near the reception hut at Godolphin House. (C Richards)

Charlestown: 1 Roe Deer doe. (D Hastilow)


Roe Deer, David Hastilow


Wednesday 21st June 2017

Late news, 20/6, Loe Bar: Small pod of 6 Bottlenose Dolphins heading west. (Dr DM Parker)

Late news, 20/6, Dobwalls: 1 Red kite flying low over southern part of village, late afternoon being hassled by gulls, flew north over village. It had some large feathers missing from both wings. (C&J Duffy)

Mounts Bay, Mermaid pelagic: 1 Great Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, hundreds Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 5 Puffin, 1 Storm Petrel, 4 Sandwich Tern and 10+ Common Dolphin. (M Elliot, more Mermaid sailings tomorrow and Friday)

Trevean, Porthgwarra: 5 Crossbill this morning. (M Wallace)

Lamorna: 2+ Crossbill over at 12:40. (M McKee)

St Ives: 1 Red Kite circling over Carbis Bay 15:30. (R Veal)

Escalls: 1 Red Kite at 11:05. ( P Taylor, H Mitchell)

The Rumps and Pentire Point: 3 Fulmar, 5 Gannet, 15 Cormorant, 7 Shag, 2 Kestrel, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 34 Herring Gull, 30 Guillemot, 8 Razorbill, 4 Puffin, 3 Wood pigeon, 4 Swift, 5 Skylark, 7 House Martin, 15 Swallow, 5 Rock Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 5 Wheatear, 4 Stonechat, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Magpie, 1 Jackdaw, 50 Rook, 12 Carrion Crow, 21 Starling, 7 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch, 12 Linnet (M Scawen et al.)

Rock: 1 male Sparrowhawk mobbing a Buzzard from private garden. (S Grose)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 (2nd cal) Iceland Gull. (P Phillips)

Lanhydrock: 2 Green Woodpecker (juv). (J St Ledger)


Green Woodpecker, John St Ledger

Bodmin Moor (De Lank Waterworks to Garrow Farm): 3 Whinchat (2 adult, 1 juv), 9 Wheatear (inc 4 juv), 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Red Kite (over), 1f Kestrel. (J St Ledger)


Monday 19th June 2017

Polgigga: 4 Crossbill in the pines along Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

St Buryan: 1 Black Kite. A group of 3 Kites circling over St Buryan from the garden at Bosliven Farm at about 16:00. One descended and flew very close overhead which enabled us to identify it. (D Annas)

Sancreed: 1 Cuckoo, single Red Kites west at 08:45 and 14:30. (D Flumm)

Red Kite, Dave Flumm

Crowlas: 1 Red Kite circling at 12:45. (C Benton)

St Erth: 1 Red Kite west at 16:00. (MJ Spicer) 

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 pr Mute Swan plus 2 young, 1 pr Shelduck plus 3 young, 1 pr Dabchick plus 1 young and 2 pr Coot with 2 and 1 young. (MJ Spicer)


Coot, Mike Spicer

Godolphin Cross: 1 Red Kite at 17.30 today. (C Richards)

Trewennack, Helston: 1 Red Kite at 14:30. (A Williams)

Mullion Cove: 1 Red Kite flying south over 08:00. (J Allely)

Boconnoc: 1 Red Kite over A390 at 17:30. (E Mayhew)

Rosehill Farmhouse, Mylor Bridge: 1 Red Kite drifted overhead fairly low during the morning, 2 Buzzard. (N and N Moore)

Mawnan: 3 Red Kite at 09:40 on Old Church Road. (C Gilmore)

Falmouth: 2 Red Kite circling overhead in the Trescobeas area before heading off towards Penryn River at 09:55. (J St Ledger)

Carlyon Bay: 2 Red Kites over at noon today. (E.Cornelius)