Sunday 15th July 2018

St Just: 1 ad Rose-coloured Starling.

Penzance: 6 Mediterranean Gull on Wherrytown Rocks. Eastern Green: 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 drake Eider on rocks opposite halcyon B&B. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant saltings: 16 Redshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. Ryan’s Field: 6 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Redshank, 2 Greenshank. ( B. Toms) Hayle Harbour: 5 Oystercatcher including 2 juv, also 2 Hummingbird Hawk moth on buddleia. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 1280 Canada Goose, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 7 Grey Heron,1 Great White Egret (in eastern arm since 6th July), 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 12 Tufted Duck, 3 Coot, 1 Buzzard, 21 Carrion Crow, 9 Jackdaw, 8 Magpie, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Stock Dove, 6 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 37 Meadow Pipit, 6 Pied Wagtail, 6 Wheatear, 8 Chaffinch, 4 Wren, 14 Goldfinch, 4 Linnet, 12 Swallow, 4 House Sparrow, 1 Redstart, 4 Black-tailed Skimmer, 1 Small Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 5 Wall, 11 Small Copper, 46 Ringlet, 68 Small White, 100+ Gatekeeper, 115+ Meadow Brown and 150+ Green-veined White.  (DAConway)

North Cliffs: 4 Raven from Basset’s Cove. (S Grose)

St Clement, Tresemple Pool: 5 Little Grebe, 39 Redshank. Tresillian River: 69 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 3 Shelduck, further 19 Redshank. (S Grose)

At sea, c20 miles SSE of Lizard: 6 Storm Petrel feeding in association with 100 Common Dolphin and Gannets (AK Wildlife Cruises).

Storm Petrel, David Collins

Nanjizal: A total of 104 new birds ringed; early migrants included 7 Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 19 Sedge Warbler, 7 Whitethroat and 14 Willow Warbler. (P Roseveare)

Bude Marshes (WeBS): 5 Grey Heron, 5 Wood Pigeon. 5 Magpie, 6 Black-headed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 1m Blackbird, 13 Crow, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Robin, 2 Swallow, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 Dunnock, 4 Moorhen, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Swift, 77 Mallard and 6 duckling, 3 House Sparrow, 1 Fox. (R Mudge)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

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Friday 13th July 2018

Late news, 11/7, Temple: 1 female Tufted Duck with seven very young ducklings on Teal Lake. (RB Girling)

St Ives: 1 Sooty Shearwater flew west past St. Ives Island this morning.

Polbathic Creek: 1 Green Sandpiper. (A Blonden)

Par Moor Road: Merlin (single male flew across Spit Beach car park). (R. Barlow)

Looe, Hannafore beach: 2 Mediterranean Gull (1 ringed on both legs- 1 large on right leg, 1 small on left) + 1 juvenile. Later joined by 20+ Black-headed Gull  (2 juveniles), 1 Kestrel, 4 Rock Pipits with 4 fledglings, 1 m Stonechat and 1 Leopard moth. (I. Juliane)

Looe river from train: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Whimbrel and 2 Shelduck wuth 3 ducklings. Also 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth, 1 Swallowtail moth and 1 Garden Tiger. (I. Juliane)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 7 Canada Goose (2ad 5juv), 17 Cormorant, 7 Grey Heron (2ad, 5imm), 12+ Little Grebe, 2 Black-headed Gull, 22 Mallard from Stuart Hutchings Hide. Also 2 Great Crested Grebe Golden Lion Cutoff, 4 Common Sandpiper (3 roosting on S Cutoff Causeway, 1 near Watersports Centre) (D Chaney)

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise: Penzance to Wolf Rock: 3 Fulmar, 52 Manx Shearwater, 35 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot, 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Kittiwake, 5 Black-headed Gull, 21 Mediterranean Gull, 40 Herring Gull and 2 Great Black-backed Gull. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer) Wolf Rock to Isles of Scilly: 4 Fulmar, 8 Manx Shearwater, 510 Gannet, 252 Shag, 15 Razorbill, 2 Guillemot, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Black-headed Gull, 24 Herring Gull, 121 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 9 Great Black-backed Gull. Also 27 Common Dolphin, 1 Ocean Sunfish and 2 (presumed Blue-fin) Tuna. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer) Isles of Scilly to Wolf Rock: 4 Fulmar, 503 Gannet, 30 Shag, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Puffin, 4 Razorbill, 2 Guillemot, 2 Kittiwake, 171 Herring Gull, 90 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 6+5 Great Black-backed Gull. Also 83 Common Dolphin. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer) Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 eclipse drake Eider, 1 Fulmar, 28 Manx Shearwater, 78 Gannet, 1 Guillemot, 28 Kittiwake, 3 Black-headed Gull, 16 Mediterranean Gull, 16 Herring Gull and 4 Great Black-backed Gull. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Padstow: 3 Yellowhammer in field just east of cemetery. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach (evening): 7 juvenile Mediterranean Gull including one ringed Germany (Yellow Colour ring AY.NN). (J Hawkey)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 24 Mediterranean Gull inc 6 juv. (P St Pierre)

Lellizzick: 2 Barn Owl this eve. (S Grose)

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Wednesday 11th July 2018

Goonhilly Downs & Plantation: 2 Nuthatch, 3 Coal Tit, Siskin, Crossbill, Barn Owl, 2 Tawny Owl, 2 Nightjar (1 imm), 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Skylark, Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Great Spotted Woodpecker (J. Evans)

Rumps and Pentire: 2 Fulmar, 50+ Manx Shearwater, 2 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, 7 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 7 Oystercatcher, 12 Black-headed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 45 Herring Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 13 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 1 Puffin, 3 Wood Pigeon, 5 Skylark, 15 Swallow, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Dunnock, 3 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Magpie, 6 Jackdaw, 35 Rook, 12 Carrion Crow, 38 Starling, 7 House Sparrow, 50+ Linnet, 2 Small Skipper, 7 Small White, 6 Small Copper, 6 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 1 Dark Green Fritillary, 1 Wall, 15 Gatekeeper, 45 Meadow Brown, 12 Six-spot Burnet(M Scawen et al).

Porth Mear/ Park Head: 3 Corn Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Merlin. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 4 Corn Bunting this eve. (S Grose)

Port Navas: Grey Heron catching eel. (S Richards)

Grey Heron, Steve Richards

Grey Heron, Steve Richards

Downderry: 30 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 3 Common Scoter and 10 Manx Shearwater flew west before 0730. (A Payne)

Wadebridge, Egloshayle: 24 Swift screaming overhead. (A Langdon)

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Sunday 1st July, 2018

Late picture, 26/6, Tehidy Country Park: 1 m Black Redstart. (K Hoyle)

Black Redstart, 26th June, Kathryn Hoyle

Late news, 30/6, Southerly Point, Lizard: Three French-ringed Kittiwakes present amongst loafing non-breeding birds (T Thirlaway). Two of the birds were ringed as chicks in France in 2016 and 2017 but the third bird is yet to be confirmed.  Anyone else seeing groups of loafing birds is asked to check them carefully for colour rings (two and a metal ring on one leg and three on the other leg), reporting them to the news team or chairman@cbwps.org.uk

Kittiwakes, Terence Thirlaway

Kittiwakes, Terence Thirlaway

Kittiwake, Terence Thirlaway

Late news, 30/6, Charlestown: 1 Zebra Finch (probable caged escapee). (N.Best)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad sum plum Pacific Golden Plover relocated to Copperhouse Creek at 11.20, then flew towards Carnsew at 13.10 where it settled again. (B Craven, M Elliot) Carnsew Pool: Also 5 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose) Ryan’s Field: Franklin’s Gull at full tide, amongst a flock of black-headed gulls, alongside a Mediterranean gull. The bird was present from 6:45 until 7:10 at least. (M.Goddard, S.Goddard). Also Barnacle Goose again.

Polgigga, Bosistow Lane: 1 European Bee-eater on wires, but no sign since it flew towards Rafta Farm. (M Wallace, J Ryan)

West Pentire: probable adult Rose-coloured Starling in flight on track near Bowgie Inn car park briefly.

Bude Headland: Ravens. (N Bastin)

Par Beach: 2 Reed Warbler (stream area), 9 Pied Wagtail (5 adult 4 juv), 108 Black Headed Gull (inc 11 juv), 4 Cormorant, 7 Carrion Crow. (R. Barlow)

St. Gothian Sands LNR:  Little Ringed Plover at noon. (S Kolodziejski)

Otterham: Red Kite drifted over Otterham Station towards Hallworthy  at 1455 hrs. (M Worden)

Truro: 25 Swift over town at 7 pm. (P Fraser)

Land`s End: 3 Puffin together, and ad Mediterranean Gull west through the Longships this morning.

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Tuesday 26th June 2018

Late news, 25/6, Downderry: 3 Great Northern Diver offshore, also 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern and 4 Common Scoter. (A Payne)

Tehidy Golf Clubhouse: 1 Black Redstart. (T Burchett)

St Minver, Treglyn Farm: 1 juv Green Woodpecker feeding on the ground. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 3 broods of Gadwall, 8, 3 & 2 ducklings. Moorhen brood of 4. (A Langdon)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: Barnacle Goose again.

Mounts Bay: 15-20 Mediterranean Gull, mostly 1s. (M Elliot)

Tresemple Pool: 48 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 28 Curlew. (S Rogers)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Barn Owl, 5 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 21 Swift, 3 Yellowhammer, 1 Merlin hunting Meadow Pipits roosting in gorse, juv Blackcap, 2 Greenfinch (possibly nesting) between 19.00 & 22.00hrs. (S Grose)

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Monday 25th June 2018

Torpoint, St John’s Lake: 32 Curlew, 5 Common Redshank, Mediterranean Gull, Grey Seal. (T Elm)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Reed Warbler singing, 2 female Gadwall with ducklings (one with 8, other with 2), 6 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant. (D Trevelyan)

Marazion Marsh: 1 male Hobby at 15.50pm,between railway line and Leonard Cheshire homes for 10 mins. (S Grose)

Newquay: 1 juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker flew out of bushes by Aldi car park. (D Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Barnacle Goose again.

Land`s End: Ocean Sunfish in The Longships with rafts of Manx Shearwater to the west of the lighthouse.

Cot Valley / Porth Nanven: 13 Whitethroat, 3 Raven, 5 Kestrel (3 juv), 3 Buzzard (1 juv), Manx Shearwaters, many hundreds between lighthouse and the Brisons, also observed but not counted, Guillemot, Razorbill, Gannet, Linnets. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach (evening): 1 juvenile Black headed Gull (1st arrival  here), 31 Mediterranean Gull  (ad/s; 2nd/s & 29 1st/s), 11 Dunlin (mainly ad/s). (J Hawkey)

Botallack: 2 Ocean Sunfish, 2 fem Adder. (S Grose)

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Friday 22nd June 2018

Late news, 21/6, Wadebridge: 1 Red Kite over. (D Julian)

Late news, 21/6, Marazion Beach: 19 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin, 2 Mediterranean Gull (1s and moulting 2w). (J Hawkey)

Sancreed, Tregonebris: 1 Red Kite NW at 14:20. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 1 ad Mediterranean Gull off cove and 2 Red-veined Darter at pool, Halfway Wall. (D Flumm)

Mullion: 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel. (J Allely)

Chasewater, Creegbrawse: 4 Goldcrest. (B Toms)

Scillonian III, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 36 Kittiwake, 1 Shag, 5 Fulmar, 12 Gannet, 9 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 87 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Puffin, 1 Razorbill, 9 Guillemot, 1 Swift. Wolf Rock to St Mary’s: 19 Gannet, 200 Manx Shearwater, 4 Herring Gull, 4 Fulmar, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Guillemot, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Swift. St Mary’s to Wolf Rock: 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Guillemot, 72 Gannet, 87 Manx Shearwater, 9 Herring Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Fulmar, 3 Puffin, 6 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 851 Manx Shearwater, 2 Fulmar, 104 Herring Gull, 165 Kittiwake, 80 Gannet, 21 Guillemot, 3 Razorbill, 1 Shag, 2 Mediterranean Gull (1 ad, 1 1s). (M Elliott, P Taylor)

Downderry: 12 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern and a Great Northern Diver moved west before 0650. (A Payne)

Holywell Bay: 1 Gannet diving, 6 Jackdaw on cliffs, 1 Swallow. (R Barlow)

St Ives: 3 Sandwich Tern feeding offshore. (R Veal)

Crowlas: f Siskin and 3 young Coal Tit. (R Veal)

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