Tuesday 20th June 2017

Late news, 19/6, Lostwithiel: 1 Common Crane seen at approximately 10.15am from the west bound train, 1 mile east of the station in a low-lying field. (R Isbell)

Late news, 19/6, Lizard Point: 1 Cory’s Shearwater past 08.45, first of the year.  Also 24 Red Kites in the area. (T Blunden)

Late news, 19/6, St Austell: 3 Red Kite over Daniels Lane at 13:00. (B Bosistow)

Late news, 19/6, Goss Moor: 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 male Crossbill this evening. (B Bosistow)

Late news, 19/6, St Buryan: 2 Red Kite over Higher Alsia Farm at 11:00. (J FitzGerald-Patrick)

Red Kite, Josef FitzGerald-Patrick

Godolphin Hill: 1 Red Kite at 10.50 floating south. (C Richards)

Croft Pascoe: 1 Red Kite moving north east at 11:15. 1 female Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 male Stonechat, 2 singing Chaffinch, 2 chattering Wrens, 1 calling Chiffchaff, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Goldfinch. (RB & PC Girling) Also 1+ Crossbill. (M Pass)

Sancreed: 2 Cuckoo. (D Flumm) 

Carn Towan, Sennen: 1 Red Kite circling over village 16:45. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 (2 full sum adults) Med Gull, 34 Black-headed Gull, 16 Shelduck young (broods of 7 and 9), 1 drk Gadwall, 36 Curlew, 5 Redshank, 1 Dunlin on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal)

Penwithick: 5 Chaffinch, 6 House Sparrow, 1 Great Tit, 5 Jackdaw, 1 Crow. (K.Bowers)

St Columb Major and St Columb Road (Black Cross):  3 Red Kite circling 08.45hrs. (D Pitman)
Goonhilly Downs: 3 Red Kite at 8.30 am. (D Collins)

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Sunday 18th June 2017

Wadebridge: 1 Red-footed Falcon, male over Coronation Park then flew towards Padstow

Garrow: 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Lesser Redpoll ( D.Eva )

Butters Tor Marsh: 5 adult Black-headed Gull and 3 young , 4 Red Deer, 1 Roe Deer (D. Eva)

Coverack: 1 Little Egret, 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth (D. Flumm)

Ashton: Flock 6 Red Kite east 15:40hrs (D. Flumm)

Sancreed: 1 distant Red Kite soaring high to north 16:45hrs; another east over village 17:30hrs. (D. Flumm)

Red Kite, Dave Flumm.

Porthleven: 2 Red Kite between Porthleven and Rinsey Croft. (I Maclean)

Penzance garden: 1 juv Blackcap. (R Phillips)

Padstow, Jubilee Queen sea safari: 11 Puffin on water nr the ‘Mouls’, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Common Gull. (S grose)

Goss Moor: 3 Red Kite, 1 f Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Stonechat (m/f), 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Gatekeeper, 1 Golden-ringed Dragonfly. (A Doe)

Gluvian: 5 Red Kite, 5 Swift, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Siskin. (B Bosisto)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Golden-ringed Dragonfly. (J.Baker)

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Saturday 17th June 2017

Ponsongath: 1 Red-rumped Swallow at 17.40. (J Foster)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Melodious Warbler, probable reported in sallows.

Rainbows End Nursery,Godolphin Hill: 1 Red Kite. (S Yandall)

Penzance: 1 Red Kite  this afternoon c1700 hrs., circled higher until of sight.  (R Phillips)

Men-an-Tol: 5+ Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler, c10 Whitethroat, 1m Bullfinch, 2 Cuckoo (heard only). (R Veal)

Grasshopper Warbler, Reuben Veal

Middle Taphouse: 1 Tawny Owl flying across unclassified road. (D Thorpe)

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Friday 16th June 2017

Late news, 15/6/17, Mousehole: 1 Minke Whale close to shore ( one was also seen previous day south of Porthcurno by Marine Discovery, Penzance) (P Semmens)

Rainbows End Nursery,Godolphin Hill: 1 Red Kite and 1 Hobby over. (S Yandall)

Minions: 4 Mistle Thrush, 1 f Stonechat and Meadow Pipits. (R Napp)

Mistle Thrush, Rick Napp

Stonechat, Rick Napp

Meadow Pipit, Rick Napp

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Thursday 15th June 2017

CBWPS AGM

Don’t forget this Friday 16th June the Society’s AGM will be held at Chacewater Village Hall, Truro, TR4 8PZ. The AGM itself starts at 7.00pm and will be followed by a presentation by the Society’s new President, EMMY and BAFTA award winning photographer and filmmaker Ian McCarthy. This will be a great opportunity to see some of Ian’s work and meet him in person. Ian has worked on Blue Planet, Life in the Freezer and many other outstanding wildlife programmes, and this will be a great opportunity to see his work and meet Ian in person. All welcome.

Pendower Beach: 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 3 Great Northern Diver ( 2 summer plumage ) and 1 Black throated Diver (winter plumage). (B Bosisto)

Ruan High Lanes: 1 Hobby. (B Bosisto)

Park Head: 1 Hobby. (B Bosisto)

Mount Hawke: 1 Jay in private garden at 08:30. (RB & PC Girling).

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 drk Gadwall, 1f Wigeon, 3 Oystercatcher chicks now flying. (R Veal)

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Wednesday 14th June 2017

CBWPS AGM

Don’t forget this Friday 16th June the Society’s AGM will be held at Chacewater Village Hall, Truro, TR4 8PZ. The AGM itself starts at 7.00pm and will be followed by a presentation by the Society’s new President, EMMY and BAFTA award winning photographer and filmmaker Ian McCarthy. This will be a great opportunity to see some of Ian’s work and meet him in person. Ian has worked on Blue Planet, Life in the Freezer and many other outstanding wildlife programmes, and this will be a great opportunity to see his work and meet Ian in person. All welcome.

Hayle: 1 Great White Egret over A30 this evening and appeared to be dropping onto estuary.

Upper Fowey Valley: 1 Osprey flew north-east at 0830 near Ninestones Farm. (A Payne)

Godolphin Hill, Rainbows End Nursery: 1 Red Kite over. (S Yandall)

Mount Hawke: 1 Jay in private garden at 18:15. (RB & PC Girling).

Padstow football pitch: 1 singing Corn Bunting from hedgerow. (S Grose)

Wolf Rock to Penzance: 1 Fulmar, c1660 Manx Shearwater (mostly in 3 large flocks just off Porthgwarra), 103 Gannet, 2 Shag, 5 Kittiwake, 47 Herring Gull, 13 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, 4 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill and 2 Puffin. (DK Parker) Also 1 turtle sp. reported.

Penzance: 1 Sparrowhawk over the Lidden early morning plus 9 Goldfinch (4 ad + 5 young) on nyger feeders. (T Mills)

Rumps and Pentire: 1f+ 6 juv Mallard, 3 Fulmar, 1 Manx Shearwater, 6 Gannet, 25 Cormorant, 17 Shag, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Kestrel, 3 Pheasant, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 45 Herring Gull, 4 Kittiwake, 2 Sandwich Tern, 22 Guillemot, 12 Razorbill, 5 Puffin, 6 Wood Pigeon, 6 Skylark, 8 House Martin, 25 Swallow, 5 Rock Pipit, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 6 Wheatear, 4 Stonechat, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 6 Whitethroat, 3 Jackdaw, 50 Rook, 30 Carrion Crow, 5 Starling, 3 House Sparrow, 9 Linnet. (M Scawen et al.)

Hensbarrow Hill: 1 Cuckoo , 2 Grasshopper Warbler , 1 ad Hobby. (B Bosisto)

Greensplat: 2 Cuckoo. (B Bosisto)

Blackpool Pit:  1 Cuckoo. (B Bosisto)

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Tuesday 13th June 2017

CBWPS AGM

Don’t forget this Friday 16th June the Society’s AGM will be held at Chacewater Village Hall, Truro, TR4 8PZ. The AGM itself starts at 7.00pm and will be followed by a presentation by the Society’s new President, EMMY and BAFTA award winning photographer and filmmaker Ian McCarthy. This will be a great opportunity to see some of Ian’s work and meet him in person. Ian has worked on Blue Planet, Life in the Freezer and many other outstanding wildlife programmes, and this will be a great opportunity to see his work and meet Ian in person. All welcome.

Late news, 10/6, Helston Boating Lake: 1 female Tufted Duck with one of her young. (S Green)

Tufted Duck, Samantha Green

Colliford Lake: 1 Great White Egret showing well at waters edge at south end.

Hayle Kimbro: 1 Red-footed Falcon briefly at 16:07, 1 Buzzard, 1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler, family group of Whitethroats. (S.Cox) Also 4 Cuckoo, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Reed Bunting. (M Jones)

Mawgan Porth: 1 Purple Heron flew west.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 fem Wigeon. (S Turner)

Charlestown: 1 f Linnet (D Hastilow)

Linnet, David Hastilow

St Gothian Sands LNR: 75 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan & 2 cygnet, low numbers of Sand Martin and Swift, 2 Raven. (R Hampshire)

Penryn cemetery: 1 Green Woodpecker (female), 1 Sparrowhawk (female). (J St Ledger)

Green Woodpecker, John St Ledger

St Enodoc Golf Club: 2 prs Yellowhammer with broods of 2&3 fledglings. (S Grose)

Helston, River Cober: 1 Dipper in flight half-a-mile upstream of boating lake. (S.Cox)

Rame Head: 2 Storm Petrel between here and Eddystone Rocks from kayak.

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