Friday 14th September 2018

Late news, 13/9, Porthgwarra: Bulwer’s Petrel on the sea with Manx Shearwaters for 20 minutes before flying west. (R Archer P Cunningham)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Common Crane, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover. (M Wallace) Later the Common Crane was feeding in a field near Trewidden Farm. (M McKee) Seen again flying to west over reservoir at 19:40, appearing to land in fields between Trevean Farm and Higher Drift Farm. (J Hawkey, R Veal, M Ahmad) Then flew over heading west at dusk. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

The Lizard: 1 Melodious Warbler, still near pumphouse at Caerthillian Cove and showing well late morning, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat. (J St Ledger)

Willow Warbler, John St Ledger

Willow Warbler, John St Ledger

Soapy Cove: 1 Red-backed Shrike at the top of the valley, below the farmhouse. (J St Ledger, D Collins) Also 4 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Red-backed Shrike, David Collins

Red-backed Shrike, John St Ledger

Red-backed Shrike, John St Ledger

Red-backed Shrike, John St Ledger

Red-backed Shrike, John St Ledger

Wadebridge: 3 Cattle Egret at Trewornan Bridge with cows in field on Walmsley Sanctuary side of road at 11:25, still in same place an hour later. (P Smale)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Cattle Egret in field with electricity pylon opposite Penpol Creek this evening. (S Grose)

Ruan Lanihorne: (17:00) 1 juv Osprey again perched on Tregothnan side of river at Fal-Ruan complex, viewed from Ruan Quay. (D Hall)

Crugmeer: 1 Whitethroat, 1 Sparrowhawk and 2 Raven. (S Grose)

St Germans Quay: 9 Black-tailed Godwit. (A Blonden)

St Germans, private garden: 1 Kingfisher visiting regularly, also 1 Reed Bunting and 1 Bank Vole at the feeders. (A Blonden)

Devoran: 1 Osprey at 10:00, mobbed by Crows, then flew north. (B Toms)

Land’s End: 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sennen: 1 Yellow Wagtail over A30 at school, 09:00. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Trevose Head: 4 Sooty Shearwater and 2 Balearic Shearwater.

Gillan Creek: 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher. (J Allely)

Zennor: Green Woodpecker. (C Madden)

River Neet, Bude: 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ Mallard. (R Maye)

Cusgarne: 1 Hobby hunting Swallows. Also Siskins. (J Millett)

East Pentire, Newquay: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Bluefin Tuna late pm. (S Rowe)

Colliford Reservoir: 2 Goosander still, 1 Little Egret, 45+ Pied Wagtail, 1+ ad Yellow-legged Gull this evening. ( B Craven)

Nanjizal: A total of 92 new birds ringed. Migrants included 60 Blackcap, 5 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff and 2 Willow Warbler. Also 10 Robin. (P Roseveare)

Croft Pascoe Plantation: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Coal Tit. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 3 Mute Swan, 1 eclipse drake Eider, 4 Fulmar, 646 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 141 Gannet, 3 Shag, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 11 Turnstone, 11 Kittiwake, 20 Herring Gull, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Sandwich Tern and 2 auk sp. Plus 2 Common DolphinWolf Rock to St Mary’s: 29 Manx Shearwater, 68 Gannet, 35 Shag, 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Kittiwake, 13 Black-headed Gull, 8 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 8 Great Black-backed Gull. Also 3 Harbour Porpoise, 2 Common Dolphin and 3 Blue-fin Tuna. St Mary’s to Wolf Rock: 2 Fulmar, 24 Manx Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 201 Gannet, 3 Shag, 1 Great Skua, 2 Black-headed Gull, 13 Herring Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 22 Sandwich Tern and 1 Grey Phalarope. Also 5 Harbour Porpoise and 8 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 Fulmar, 465 Manx Shearwater, 8 Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 75 Gannet, 1 Great Skua, 1 Pom Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Kittiwake, 6 Black-headed Gull, 1 Med Gull, 59 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull and 1 auk sp. Also 1 Dolphin and 1 Ocean Sunfish. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Pendeen Watch: 12,000 Manx Shearwater, 50 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Puffin. (S Lister)


Saturday 25th August 2018

Late news, 25-28/5, St Eval: Male Common Rosefinch photographed coming to garden feeder. (P Grimes)

Late news, 23/8, Truro: Tawny Owl calling by house (near Trafalgar Roundabout) at 10:00 pm. (P Fraser)

Late news, 24/8, Grampound: Tawny Owl hunting by A390 at 10:30 pm. (P Fraser)

Late news, 24/8, Sennen Cove: The juvenile Mediterranean Gull with white colour ring 3860 was ringed at Antwerp, Belgium on 9th June 2018. (J Hawkey)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 Glossy Ibis again.

Morvah – Chypraze: 1 juv Dotterel this evening. (I Kendal)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Peregrine Falcon with Black-headed Gull prey feeding in salmon fields, 2 Buzzard also present. (S Grose)

Pendeen, 6am to 9am: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 6 Common Scoter and 2 Whimbrel. (P Flint)  Also a pod of dolphins which concentrated tens of them into one spot, with gannets providing the aerial bombardment. (D Clapp)

Nanjizal: A total of 147 new birds ringed including 89 Sedge Warbler, 16 Whitethroat, 3 Garden Warbler, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 14 Blackcap, 3 Reed Warbler and 7 Willow Warbler. (P Roseveare)

Nanquidno Valley: 1 Pied Flycatcher in private garden.

Long Rock Pool RSPB: 8 Little Grebe, 1 Gadwall, 35 Moorhen. (D Flumm) Also 1 Swift. (DK Parker)

Sancreed: Osprey circling between village and reservoir 18:30hrs then SW. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 Spotted Redshank, (T McGowan, MJ Spicer). Also 1 Greylag, 56 Mallard, 24 Teal, 6 Grey Heron, 13 Little Egret, 30 Oystercatcher, 35 Redhank, 3 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel and 34 Sandwich Tern. (MJ Spicer)

Stithians Reservoir: 23 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 19 Ringed Plover, 11 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, 8 Teal (D Eva)

Penzance: male hybrid House/Italian Sparrow still occasionally visiting private garden. (P Semmens)

hybrid House/Italian Sparrow.

Bodmin Moor, Garrow Downs: 1 Skylark, 3 Whinchat, 9 Stonechat, 10 Goldfinch and 5 Lesser Redpoll bathing in pond. (R Hollis)

Tintagel, Tregardock Beach: 3 Sanderling, 11 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull,. (S Grose)

Mounts Bay, Mermaid II pelagic: 3 Sooty Shearwater and c20 Storm Petrel.

Amble Marshes: 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, at least 2 juv Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Common Sandpiper, numerous Swallows and Martins, Stoat trying to catch a Moorhen. 

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2+ Common Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover and 1 Little Ringed Plover. (DK Parker)

Little Ringed Plover, Alex McKechnie

Siblyback Lake: 1 Garganey, Little Ringed Plover, 9 Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin, 9 Teal and 2 Common Sandpiper. (DI Julian)

Camelford, Bowood golf club: 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)


Wednesday 1st August 2018

The Tower hide at Walmsley Sanctuary will not be useable tomorrow (Thursday 2nd August), as it is being treated with preservative to make sure that its lasts for many more years.

Trindade Petrel: to add to the two first-hand accounts written above here are excellent sketches made by John Gale on his observations of the bird on the 29th July.

Trindade Petrel, John Gale

Late news, 31/7, Port Isaac Bay: 1 Sooty Shearwater amongst large feeding party of Manx Shearwaters and Gannets. (D Trevelyan)

Late news, 31/7, Par harbour: 98 Herring Gull 4 Great Black-backed Gull one of which killed an imm Herring Gull and started to eat it, 42 Black-headed Gull, family of 5 Sandwich Tern. (N Bastin)

Great Black-backed Gull – Nigel Bastin

Sandwich Tern – Nigel Bastin

Sandwich Tern – Nigel Bastin

St Minver: 1 Juv Green Woodpecker on the ground in front of poplar trees at Tregwormond Grange early this morning. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Pectoral Sandpiper and Wood Sandpiper still in the NW arm.

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 2 Whimbrel, 1 Clouded Yellow. (PA Fraser)

Tremayne Farm (nr Praze-an-Beeble): 1 Mole (alive!) in road. (PA Fraser)

Par Beach Lake: 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron. (R. Barlow)

Penwithick: 14 Goldfinch, 18 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 6 Blue Tit, 3 Bullfinch. (K Bowers)

Bullfinch, Kevin Bowers

Bullfinch, Kevin Bowers

Goldfinch, Kevin Bowers

House Sparrow, Kevin Bowers

Maer Lake: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper. (S Gale)

Northcott: Low thousands of Manx Shearwater heading south (08:00-10:00). Harvested fields to the north and just inland held a minimum of 50 Skylark. (S Gale)

Rumps and Pentire: 3 Fulmar, 10 Manx Shearwater, 5 Gannet, 7 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 25 Herring Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 4 Wood Pigeon, 30 Swallow, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 1 Blackbird, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Carrion Crow, 1 Starling, 8 House Sparrow, 5 Goldfinch, 35 Linnet, 3 Sunfish, 3 Grey Seal, 3 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 7 Common Blue, 7 Wall Brown, 1 Speckled Wood, 20 Gatekeeper, 15 Meadow Brown, 25 Six-spot Burnet, 2 Fox moth caterpillar, 3 Ruby-tail Wasp (M Scawen et al.)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 9 Dunlin, 3 juv Med Gull this evening. (S Rowe)

Porth Beach: 3 adult Mediterranean Gull below Glendorgal Hotel. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 6 Corn Bunting, 2 Peregrine, 3 Raven. (S Grose)

Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Little Egret, 4 Cormorant, 1 Herring Gull, 9 Goldfinch, 32 Black-headed Gull, 15 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 2 Pied Wagtail, 147 Canada Geese, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Crow, 1 Jay, 1 Wren, 10 Mallard, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (R Mudge)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Adult Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Sandpipers, 1 Peregrine, 60 plus Linnets, 3 Meadow Pipits, 20 Goldfinches, 2 Kestrels, 3 Buzzards, 10 LBB Gulls, 1 Wheatear, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret. (C Buckland,  M Beer)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Shoveler with flock of Mallards. Green Tiger Beetle, 4 Wall and 7 Small Coppers around the pool. (C Buckland,  M Beer)

Siblyback: 5 Common Sandpipers, 2 Spotted Flycatchers with 3 young, 1 Redpoll, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,9 Willow Warblers, 1 Reed Bunting, 9 Pied Wagtails, Sand Martins feeding young on the wing (not seen this before). Swallows, The odd House Martin, 11 Grey Herons, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Black-headed Gulls, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (C Buckland,  M Beer)

Pendeen: juv Willow Warbler, 3 juv Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, 2 Chough, Buzzard. (A Hartley)

Porthgwarra: Swift over Coastguard cottages late afternoon. (A Hartley)

Stithians: Buzzard, Wren, Willow Warbler. Fox. (S Williams)

Willow Warbler, Stephen Williams

Buzzard, Stephen Williams


Friday 27th July 2018

Late video and pictures, 26/7, Devoran: Marsh Sandpiper. (R Augarde)

Marsh Sandpiper, Mike McKee

Marsh Sandpiper, Mike McKee

Drift Reservoir, (members only):1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper again. (T McGowan, P Brinton) Also, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1f Teal all in the NW arm. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra:  6 Wheatear by 5-bar gate. (B.Toms) Seawatch: 1 Fea’s type Petrel, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 9 Balearic Shearwater, and 5 Sooty Shearwater early morning. (P Roseveare). 1020-1600hrs 2 Great Shearwater, 11 Cory’s Shearwater, 6 Sooty Shearwater, 17 Puffin, 7 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua. (M Wallace) Plus 1 ad Sabine’s Gull reported.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 6 Lapwing, 1 Stoat hunting and killing a rabbit (D Eva) Also 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper. (S Kolodziejski)

Porthleven: 2 Balearic Shearwater past this morning.

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise: Penzance to Wolf Rock: 2 Fulmar, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 127 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 173 Gannet, 3 Turnstone, 1 auk sp, 2 Guillemot, 6 Kittiwake, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Herring Gull and 2 Great Black-backed Gull. Also 2 Harbour Porpoise. (DA Conway, DK Parker) Wolf Rock to Isles of Scilly: 3 Fulmar, 1 Great Shearwater, 4 Gannet, c200 Shag, 1 Kittiwake, 16 Black-headed Gull, 25 Herring Gull, 34 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Great Black-backed Gull and 1 Sandwich Tern. ( DA Conway, DK ParkerIsles of Scilly to Wolf Rock: 3 Manx Shearwater, 11 Storm Petrel, 20 Gannet, 320 Shag, 2 Kittiwake, 18 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 14 Great Black-backed Gull and 3 Sandwich Tern. ( DA Conway, DK ParkerWolf Rock to Penzance: 6 Fulmar, 60 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Cory’s Shearwater, 7 Storm Petrel, 100 Gannet, 1 Guillemot, 1 Kittiwake, 5 Herring Gull and 3 Great Black-backed Gull. Also 2 Common Dolphin. ( DA Conway, DK Parker )

Mousehole seawatch, 20.15 – 21.00: 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, (plus 2 distant large shearwater), 200+ Manx Shearwater, 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Balearic Shearwater and 15+ Common Dolphin. (M Elliot)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 4 Mediterranean Gull in summer moult, 6 Sandwich Tern with a Roseate Tern possibly immature bird. Terns then flew toward St. Ives Bay. (J Evans)

Grumbla: 1 Hawfinch reported in garden. (per M Wallace)

Hannafore: 1 f Goosander. (R Bishop)

Maer Lake: 1 juv Mediterranean Gull (different from yesterday), 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, 350 Swallow, 40 Sand Martin, 15 House Martin, 2 Common Swift. (S Gale)

Lizard Point: 3 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Puffin, 1 Ocean Sunfish, (17.30-18.30). (D Collins)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at 05.20. (R Veal)

St. Germans: 1 Reed Bunting feeding youngsters in garden (wet sunflower hearts).  (A Blonden)

Callestick: 1 juv Spotted Flycatcher at dusk in garden (T Wilson)

Garras nr Helston: family of Bullfinches, adult male and female and 3 juvenile feeding in private garden 19.00. (D Roberts)

Helston: 1 drk Ferruginous Duck still on the boating lake. (R Veal)

St.Austell: Common Blue Damselfly, 1 Southern Hawker Dragonfly. (C Hooper)

Southern Hawker Dragonfly, Chris Hooper

Common Blue Damselfly, Chris Hooper


Thursday 26th July 2018

Late news, 25/7, Polbathic Creek: 6 Common Sandpi[per. (A Blonden)

Late news, 25/7, Kingsmill Lake: 19 Greenshank  in the evening (M Beer)

Devoran: 1 juv Marsh Sandpiper. (S Votier) Also 1 Little Ringed Plover. (J St Ledger)

Marsh Sandpiper, Dave Parker

Marsh Sandpiper, Dave Parker

Little Ringed Plover, John St Ledger

Porthgwarra: 1 ad Long-tailed Skua reported past. Also 3, possibly 4, Southern Migrant Hawker at the dried-up pool just below the stonewall today. (M Wallace, T Mills et al) Also 1 juv Lizard sp (1″ long). (T Mills)

Southern Migrant Hawker, Tony Mills

Drift Reservoir, (members only): 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper. (B Dodd) Also 1 Common Sandpiper. (C Moore)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Snipe, 6 Lapwing. ( B Bosisto)

Breney Common:  1 Osprey flew  NW. (P Moore)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe. (D Collins)

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

St Ives island: Chough, midday. (C Richards)

Windmill Farm: 1 Cuckoo. (D Collins) 1 Green Sandpiper. (D Wright)

Porthleven: 6 Swift. (J Allely)

Nanjizal (Coastal): Flock of 6 Chough: all ringed. 2 Sub-Adults, 1 Kestrel, 3 Fulmar, 4 Shag, 1 Raven, 3 Stonechat, 4 Grey Seal, Several: Grayling Butterfly, Common Blue Butterfly, Wall Brown Butterfly, Painted Lady Butterfly, Small Heath Butterfly, Peacock Butterfly, (J Evans)

Mount Hawke: 2 Jay. (PC Girling)

Rock Helipad Field: 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, large flock of Black-headed Gull with Mediterranean Gulls feeding over Rock& Pityme most of the day. (S Grose)

Maer Lake: 1 juvenile Mediterranean Gull (for at least 2 hours, mid-morning), 2 Common Snipe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Dunlin, an afternoon gathering of 200 Swallow, 25 Sand Martin, 10 House Martin and 4 Common Swift, feeding on flying ants. (S Gale)

Lellizzick: 2 Barn Owl. (S Grose)


Sunday 15th July 2018

Marazion: 2s Med Gull. (S Williams)

Med Gull, Sam Williams

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)

Dobwalls: 32 House Sparrow (two thirds of which were juveniles from nest boxes in ours and our next door neighbours gardens), 1 male Brimstone, 1 Silver Y moth, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Hummingbird Hawk moth, 1 Holly Blue and numerous Gatekeepers and Ringlets all in our garden (C&J Duffy)


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)