Friday 30th June 2017

Marazion Beach: 1 adult Roseate Tern (with 2 present late evening) 16 Sandwich Tern, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling. (J Hawkey, DS Flumm, MJ Spicer et al)

Longrock Beach: 1 juv Black-headed Gull in evening, the first juvenile noted this year in Mount’s bay. (J Hawkey)

Pendeen Watch: 26 Storm Petrel. (D Dawe)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Storm Petrel, many Manx Shearwater. (N Wheatley)

St Ives: 4 Roseate Tern, 1 Common Tern off Pedn-Olva at 09:15, 2 Common Scoter flew into harbour. (T Slater)  St Ives Island seawatch 10:00-12:15: c5,000 Manx Shearwater, 28 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 19 Kittiwake, 13 Sandwich Tern, c100 Gannet, 12 Fulmar, 4 Razorbill, 4 Guillemot, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Ocean Sunfish. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, M Pass, B Dodd, T Slater)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 5 Sandwich Tern, 59 Curlew at high tide. Lelant Saltings: 1 Sandwich Tern. (MJ Spicer)

Lostwithiel: 1 ad Marsh Tit in private garden. (E Mayhew)

Rock, Porthilly Point: 7 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern. (S Grose)


Thursday 29th June 2017

Late News, 28/06, Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Cattle Egret with cattle on reserve at Walmsley  – present most of the morning. (M Ellis, S Woof)

Drift reservoir:  95 Swift (D. Flumm)

Penzance: 1 Wryneck in garden at Britons Hill.

Scillonian crossing:  c350 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, c 200 Gannet. 2 Puffin, 3 Kittiwake. 6 Greater Black-backed Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 f Eider. (D Chadwick)

Marazion Beach: 4 Roseate Tern (all with ring on each leg) 10 Common Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling and 1 Ringed Plover on beach at high tide this evening. (P St Pierre, MJ Spicer) 4 sum plum Roseate Tern (all ringed) on the beach below Jordan’s café this evening with 10 Common Tern. Also 25 Curlew, 1 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 10+ Med Gull and 2 Sand Martin on Longrock Pool. (R Veal)

Roseate Terns at Marazion – top row Reuben Veal, bottom row Mike Spicer


Wednesday 28th June 2017

Clapper Marshes: Cattle Egret again today.

Hayle Estuary: 1 pr Shelduck with brood of 10 young,10 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull. Ryan’s Field: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 36 Curlew. (S Grose)

Kingsmill Lake: 1st returning juv Black-headed Gull and Common Tern in heavy rain this morning. (M Beer)


Tuesday 27th June 2017

Late News, 25/06, Ruan Minor: Red-footed Falcon in field behind private house in Ruan Minor, The Lizard.

Lower Tamar Lakes: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Scarce Chaser dragonfly. (B Byrne)

Rock beach: 13 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Rock: Buzzard in private garden. (S Gooding)

Common Buzzard – Steve Gooding

Clapper Marshes: 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper (first bird this autumn). (D Julian)

St. Germans: Privet Hawk-moth hatched after 2 winters in pupa. (A Blonden)




Monday 26th June 2017

Late news, 25/06, Portscatho harbour: Sandwich Tern on yellow mooring buoys, 11.00 am. (D Hall)

Porthgwarra: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Little Tern,13 Common Tern, 2 Puffin, 7 Med Gull, 43 Common Scoter, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver seawatch 10:00-13:00 hrs. (M Wallace, P St Pierre, MT Elliot)

Porthilly Point: 5 Sandwich Tern, 42 Sand Martin,  56 Oystercatcher (all adult). (S Grose)

Siblyback Reservoir Walk: 3 pairs Garden Warbler,2 pairs Spotted Flycatcher,Willow Warblers, 3 Reed Bunting, 3 Sedge Warbler. (C Buckland)

Goss Moor: 93 birds ringed on the Goss, lots of juvs out, 34 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper, 10 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler, 2 Willow Tit. (P Roseveare)

Tregonetha Downs: 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Marazion beach: 12 Mediterranean Gull including two adults and three juveniles. (S Turner)

Hayle Estuary: 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 7 Sandwich Tern 9 Little Egret. (S Turner)


Sunday 25th June 2017

Late news, 24/6, Padstow, Jubilee Queen boat trip: 6 Puffin off Rainer Rocks, 19 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: 1 Quail, 1 Swift. Also numerous Golden Ringed Dragonflies, 1 Southern Hawker, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, 3 Adders. (D Wright)

Quail – Dougy Wright

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Yellow-legged Gull present again 07:10-07:20. (M Halliday) 1 pr Shelduck with brood of 11, 3 Curlew, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Rumps Point: 1 Sooty Shearwater at 11:40 and many Manx Shearwater. (D Stannard)

Porthgwarra: Great Shearwater reported.


Saturday 24th June 2017

Lizard Point (09:00-13:00): 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua, 2 Puffin, 7 Common Scoter. (I Maclean, M Pass, S Kolodziejski)

Godrevy: 1 pale phase Arctic Skua West at 16:18 and the same or another harassing a Kittiwake at 16:31. (R Veal)

St Gothian Sands: 7 (3 young) Coot, 2 (1 young) Little Grebe, 3 Rock Pipit. (R Veal)

Coot and Rock Pipit – Reuben Veal

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3rd cal Yellow-legged Gull this afternoon. (M Halliday)

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday