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)

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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)

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Thursday 8th June 2017

Porthgwarra 15:00-16:45: c6000 Manx Shearwater, 52 Kittiwake, 45 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 1 Puffin, 22 Fulmar, 1 Bonxie. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Also 1 Sooty Shearwater and 17 Storm Petrel prior to 12:15.

Pendeen: 1 Balearic Shearwater.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Barnacle Goose with 35+ Canadas, 2 eclipse drk Gadwall, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1f Wigeon on Lelant Saltings. 2 Stock Dove briefly and 1 Hobby over Ryan’s Field to NE. (R Veal)

 

Barnacle Goose, Reuben Veal

Mexico Towans, Hayle: 1 Hobby, 1 Raven. (J Evans)

Coverack: 1 summer plumaged Great Northern Diver in bay (P. Bedford).  This bird was first seen by Peter Wood in the harbour on the evening of the 5th.

Portbean beach: 1 pr Shelduck with 6 ducklings. 2 other pairs of Shelduck present that have lost all their ducklings. (James)

Shelduck, James

Penlee Point seawatch 08:00 – 14.30: 2,543 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua (pale phase),1  Storm Petrel, 2 Great Northern Diver, 36 Kittiwake, 6 f Scoter, 31 Fulmar, 35 Guillemot, 3 Auk. (C Buckland, P Aley)

Towan Head: 22 Storm Petrel 18:40-19:30. (S Rowe)

Porthilly Point: 1 Common Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

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Wednesday 7th June 2017

Late news, 6/6, Porthgwarra: 2 Balearic Shearwater this afternoon. (R Creek)

Late news, 6/6, Towan Head: 5 European Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua, possibly up to 1000 Manx Shearwater 18:45-20:00. (R Creek)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret still at the southern end.

Pendeen: 1 European Storm Petrel, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Cuckoo on Lighthouse rocks, 3 Raven, Manx Shearwater possibly near 1000 this afternoon in 1h 30mins. (R Creek)

Cuckoo, Rob Creek

Towan Head: 18 Storm Petrel 18:15-19:15. (S Rowe)

Rumps and Pentire: 3 Fulmar, 100+ Manx shearwater, 6 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, 7 Shag, 1 Kestrel, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 45 Herring Gull, 15 Kittiwake, 50 Guillemot, 30 Razorbill, 2 Puffin, 8 Wood Pigeon, 5 Skylark, 6 House Martin, 15 Swallow, 2 Meadow Pipit, 5 Rock Pipit, 1 Dunnock, 6 Wheatear (including 2 adults and 3 young), 2 Stonechat, 1 Blackbird, 4 Whitethroat, 4 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 15 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Goldfinch, 4 Linnet. (M Scawen et al.)

Polzeath: 1 Red Kite this afternoon at 16:30 low over fields at Trenance Steading, flying slowly north mobbed by Rooks and Jackdaws. (T Davies)

Rosudgeon:  Pair Bulfinch, 1 Goldcrest at Trevean Lane. (E James)

Penwithick: 6 House Sparrow, 4 Jackdaw, 1 Magpie, 1 Jay, 1 Great Tit, 3 Woodpigeon, 2 Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Pied Wagtail. (K Bowers)

Jay, Kevin Bowers

Tregonetha Downs: 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Cuckoo. (S Grose)

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Tuesday 6th June 2017

Late news, 5/6, Pendeen: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Manx Shearwater. Also 6 or 7 Bottlenose Dolphin (R Creek)

Bottlenose Dolphin, Rob Creek

Late news, 5/6, Ludgvan: 1 Green Woodpecker. (R Creek)

Green Woodpecker, Rob Creek

Pendeen Watch: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, c7-8000 Manx Shearwater p.h., 12 Storm Petrel and 4 Great Skua between 08:30 & 11:30. Also 4 Common Dolphin and 2 Porpoise. (DK Parker, T McGowan, C Moore)

Cape Cornwall seawatch 07.35 – 11.00:  2 Sooty Shearwater, 10,000+ Manx Shearwater, 3 Storm  Petrel, 3 Great Skua, 44 Kittiwake and 2 Puffin (on the sea) (P Clarke)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret from the Stuart Hutchings hide.

Lizard Village: male Red-footed Falcon again flew over the recreation ground towards Kynance Cove at 20:15.

Towan Head: 9 Storm Petrel in an hour (17:40-18:40) this evening. (S Rowe)

Newquay: 1278 Manx Shearwater, 21 Storm Petrel, 89 Fulmar, 1 Golden Plover (summer plumage), 1 Great Skua, 76 Kittiwake, 2 Sandwich Tern and 2 Puffin. (B Bosisto, R Creek)

Porthgwarra: 2 Balearic Shearwater. (R Creek)

Menheniot: 1 Red Kite over A38 near Menheniot at about 09:30. (R Hurrell)

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Monday 5th June 2017

Late news, 4/6, Hayle Estuary: 2 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday)

 

All photos, Yellow-legged Gull, Mark Halliday

Late news, 2/6, Trebarwith Strand: Adult Dipper feeding fledged young ,Great-crested Grebe on sea, Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (R Allen)

Late news, 3/6, Perranuthnoe: Skylark at Trevean.  (L Winn)

Porthgwarra: 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Puffin 10:00-11:00. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Towan Head: 17 Storm Petrel, c110 Manx Shearwater, 10 Razorbill in an hour this evening.. (S Rowe)

Whipsiderry: 5 Raven 2 adult & 3 fledglings. 2 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Penwithick: 8  House Sparrow, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Goldfinch, 6 Jackdaw, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Siskin. (K.Bowers)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kevin Bowers

Downderry: Seawatch up to 08:20 this morning included 876 Manx Shearwater, 26 Kittiwake, 4 Sandwich Tern, 2 Pomarine Skua, a Great Northern Diver and 2 Common Scoter, all moving west. (A Payne)

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Wednesday 24th May 2017

Late news, 23/5, Torpoint: 1 Hobby flew over garden calling at 06:50. (D Allan)

Lamorna Cove: 31 Common Scoter past at midday. (M McKee)

Wicca Cliff to St Ives (coastal footpath): 11 pairs Stonechat, many with young and 2 pairs Raven with 2 and 4 fledged young. (D Flumm)

Nancledra: 1 Red kite over mid afternoon. (S Turner)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: 10 Purple Sandpipers, 27 Turnstones, 8 Dunlin and 5 Oystercatchers on rocks at high tide.(S Enright)

Crowlas: 2 (m+f) Siskin on feeders 07:45 then flew SE, also 2 Greenfinch young. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Oystercatcher chicks, 1f Ruff on Ryan’s Field. 1 (same) Ruff, 1f Wigeon, 4 Curlew and 4 Whimbrel on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal)

Witheybrook Marsh, Bodmin Moor: Pair of Whinchat, 3 Cuckoo (1 female, 2 male), 4 Reed Bunting. (J St Ledger)

Stowe’s Hill, Bodmin Moor: 3 Redstart (male, singing), 5 Wheatear, 1 Coal Tit. (J St Ledger)

Whinchat, John St Ledger

Redstart, John St Ledger

St Dennis to Toad Hole, Goss Moor: 2 Raven, 1 Carrion Crow, 4 Magpie, 3 Chaffinch, 12 Goldfinch, 5 Bullfinch.,4 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Sedge Warbler, 9 Willow Warbler, 2 Cetti’s Warbler calling, 5 Garden Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 2 Meadow Pipit. (P Ash)

Garden Warbler, Paul Ash

Charlestown: 1 m Garden Warbler singing. Also Roe Deer. (D Hastilow)

Roe Deer, David Hastilow

Roe Deer, David Hastilow

The Rumps and Pentire Point: 5 Fulmar, 30+ Manx Shearwater, 5 Gannet, 7 Cormorant, 7 Shag, 2 Kestrel, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Lesser Black-backed gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 35 Herring Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 50 Guillemot, 25 Razorbill, 1 Puffin, 11 Wood Pigeon, 4 Swift, 7 Skylark, 12 House Martin, 30 Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 6 Rock Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Dunnock, 4 Wheatear, 5 Stonechat, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Magpie, 11 Jackdaw, 1 Rook, 12 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 6 Starling, 9 House Sparrow, 8 Linnet. (M Scawen et al.)

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