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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Monday 12th June 2017

Hayle Kimbro: 1 1y m Red-footed Falcon 3 Cuckoo (2 male. 1 female), 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Little Grebe. (M Spicer, J St Ledger) Also 1 Barn Owl, 1 Tawny Owl and 2 Grasshopper Warblers tonight. (D Wright and G Adam)

Red-footed Falcon, John St Ledger

Cuckoo, John St Ledger

Mount Hawke: 2 Carrion Crow with 2 well-fledged young in private garden, also 9 (nine) Magpies on a neighbour’s roof at 18:20. (RB Girling)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 4+ adult and 2 juv Reed Warbler, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Sparrowhawk (female). (J St Ledger)

Reed Warbler, John St Ledger

Hayle, Upton Towans: 1 Skylark (singing aloft), 4 juv Raven, 1 Hobby (mobbed by Swallows), (J Evans).

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Sunday 11th June 2017

Late news, 9/6, Pendeen: 1100 Manx Shearwater passed in under 10 minutes during the afternoon. (R Creek)

Late news, 9/6, Towan Head: 18:15-19:50: 12 Storm Petrel. Also 2 Rock Pipit. (R Creek)

Lizard Downs/Hayle Kimbro: 1 1st-summer male Red-footed Falcon, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler. Also Marsh Fritillary and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary. (B Bosistow, P Roseveare, S Rogers)

Red-footed Falcon – Bob Bosistow

Goss Moor: 1 Cuckoo, 2 Willow Tit, 4 juvenile Marsh Tit, 1 juvenile Treecreeper, 1 juvenile Garden Warbler. (B Bosistow, P Roseveare)

Towan Head: 18:40-19:30: 2 Storm Petrel, 240 Manx Shearwater, 3 Gannet, 4 Guillemot. (S Rowe)

Swanpool: 1 pr Mute Swan with 9 cygnets, 1 Water Rail, 27 Coot (7 young). Also 4 Red-eared Terrapin basking in sun on square floating platform nr Silverdale Rd end of pool. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 672 Canada Goose, 5 Cormorant, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 13 Mallard, 2 Coot, 12 Lapwing, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 22 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 41 Herring Gull, 7 Black-headed Gull, 5 Buzzard, 78 Carrion Crow, 9 Jackdaw, 9 Magpie, 2 Wood Pigeon, 10 Stock Dove, 1 Blackbird, 12 Skylark, 13 Meadow Pipit, 3 Wheatear, 1 Pied Wagtail, 5 Swallow, 1 Robin, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Linnet, 1 House Sparrow, 3 Cuckoo, 1 Dunnock, 3 Wren.  (D Conway)

Marazion: 1f Common Scoter offshore. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: Sooty Shearwater reported.

Gull Rock, Nare Head: 18:30-19:30: 350+ auks, of which approx 280 Guillemot, 70 Razorbill, 134 Shag (17 nest sites with young), 35 Herring Gull, 16 Great Black-backed Gull. (D Hall)

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Saturday 10th June 2017

Late news, 9/6, Scillonian, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 50 Manx Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 5 Fulmar, 23 Gannet, 1 Guillemot, 4 Herring Gull, 2 Turnstone. (V Stratton)

Late news, 9/6, Scillonian, Wolf Rock to Penzance: 131 Manx Shearwater, 2 Storm Peterl, 6 Razorbill, 5 Guillemot, 4 Puffin, 39 Gannet, 2 Fulmar, 1 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Kittiwake. (V Stratton)

Late news, 9/6, Boscegran & Hendra Cliff: 1 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, Stonechat, 1 Painted Lady, 3 Green Hairstreak. (J Worth)

Late news, 9/6, Downderry: 1 Pomarine Skua west. (A Payne)

Bude Marshes: 34 Jackdaw, 7 Herring Gull, 3 Moorhen, 31 Mallard, 6 Wood Pigeon, 6 House Sparrow, 1 Reed Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff in song, 1 Greenfinch, 7 Goldfinch, 5 Swallow, 1 Jay, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Raven, 2 Great Tit, 2 Treecreeper, 4 Blackbird, 20+ House Martin, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Dunnock, 1 Rook, 2 Blue Tit, 1 male Reed Bunting, 2 adult Mute Swan with 5 well-grown young, 2 adult Canada Goose with 7 juvs., 1 Magpie, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Robin, 1 male Bullfinch, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Swift. (H Kendall, R Mudge, S Wills)

Helston Boating Lake: 9 Tufted Duck ducklings in 2 families, 19 Mallard ducklings, 1 young Coot, 1 Mute Swan cygnet. Also 1 adult Dipper and 2 Grey Wagtail feeding 1 well-grown young on River Cober. (G Adams)

Tintagel, Lye Rock: 3 Puffin on water. (S Grose)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Chapel Point: 07:05-12:15: 81 Common Scoter, 4 Cormorant, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1500 Manx Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 47 Fulmar, 2 Sanderling, 89 Puffin, 12 Arctic Skua (7 ad pale phase, 2 ad dark phase, 3 sub-adult), 44 Kittiwake, 1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Med Gull (one 1st summer, one 2nd summer), 2 Arctic Tern, 1 Little Tern. (B Bosistow)

Common Scoter – Bob Bosistow

Penlee Point: 350 Manx Shearwater, 40 Guillemot, 19 Razorbill, 90 Gannet, 55 Common Scoter, 7 Kittiwakes, 1 Arctic Skua (pale phase), 9 Common Swift in off the sea. (C Buckland)

Downderry: 06:15-08:20: 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 20 Common Scoter, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Kittiwake and 92 Manx Shearwater all moving west. (A Payne)

Penzance to Wolf Rock: 9 Fulmar, 44 Manx Shearwater, 48 Gannet, 1 Sabine’s Gull (just west of Tater dhu), 7 Sandwich Tern, 2 Guillemot and 1 auk sp. (P St Pierre, DK Parker)

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Friday 9th June 2017

Late news, 8/6, Lizard Point: 1 Roseate Tern, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 20 Storm Petrel, 25 Puffin. (I Maclean)

Late news, 8/6, Trewornan Bridge, nr Wadebridge: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Late news, 8/6, Pendeen: 1 Balearic Shearwater, c10 Bottlenose Dolphin. (R Creek)

Late news, 8/6, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, 3 Reed Warbler. (R Creek)

Whimbrel – Rob Creek

Late news, 8/6, Porthgwarra: 1 Raven, 2 Stonechat. (R Creek)

Hayle Kimbro: Red-footed Falcon, Hobby and Marsh Harrier at 12:00. (D Wright)

Windmill Farm and Predannack Downs: 5 Cuckoo. (D Wright)

St Ives Bay 16:00-17:00: 3 Manx Shearwater, 4 Guillemot, 1 Storm Petrel (from boat). (P Taylor, K Sheppard)

Rough Tor Plantation: 4 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger)

Lesser Redpoll – John St Ledger

De Lank Waterworks to Garrow Tor: 1 Whinchat (male) feeding young, 5 Wheatear, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

Botallack: 4 Raven, continuous passage of Manx Shearwater. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 9 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Coot, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 3 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Wadebrdge: pair Spotted Flycatcher nesting in open nest box on wall of private house. (S Marquis)

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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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