Saturday 30th June 2018

St Gothian Sands LNR: Adult summer plumaged Pacific Golden Plover again today. (R Augarde – video) The bird was seen to fly off towards St Ives at about 07.30 and not relocated. (S Rogers et al)

Pacific Golden Plover, Pete Aley

Pacific Golden Plover, Pete Aley

Pacific Golden Plover, Pete Aley

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: Pacific Golden Plover relocated this evening off Old Quayhouse from 20:00 to at least 21:15. (P St Pierre, M Spicer) Also 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Veal)

Devoran Quay: 7 Mediterranean Gull, 168 Black-headed Gull, 5 Curlew, 7 Redshank. (S Grose)

Botallack: 3 fledgling Wheatear with adults. (S Williams)

Croft Pascoe/Goonhilly Downs: 2 Grasshopper Warbler singing, 1 Tawny Owl calling, 2 Crossbill, 1 Siskin, 10 Skylark, 2 Goldcrest singing, 1 Moorhen, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler. (J Evans)

Maer Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper showing well but distant, 4 Black tailed Godwits, 2 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 1 Ruff with low water level and good muddy margins, at least 2 Moorhens with juveniles, numbers of Swallow and Sand Martin. (H Kendall, M Bryne)

Marazion beach: 1 Common Gull and 8 Mediterranean Gull. (P St Pierre)

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Lapwing, 1 Curlew. Also Reed Bunting, Whitethroat, Linnet all feeding young (D Eva)

Praa Sands Beach: 4 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)


Friday 29th June 2018

Late news, 28/9, Dragon centre, Bodmin:  Screaming party of at least 15 Swifts (maybe all the local adults?), 3 swallow (fewer than usual), 1 House Martin. (R Hurrell)

Porthilly Point: 167 Black headed Gull, 18 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, all on the mussel crates & 102 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Bude: 250+ Manx Shearwaters in single raft off Bude this morning. (R Kirkwood)

Manx Shearwater – Rupert Kirkwood

St Gothian Sands LNR: Adult summer plumaged American Golden Plover briefly on the island, binocular views only. (D Lewis) Refound in the afternoon and appears to be a Pacific Golden Plover. (M Spicer)

Pacific Golden Plover – John Rowe

Golant, Fowey: 17 Little Egret, pair Shelduck with 5 ducklings. (D Flumm)

Tywardreath: 6 Rook (2 adults and 4 young). (R. Barlow)

Marazion Beach: 1 Common Gull (2cy): 6 Mediterranean Gulls (ad/s, 5 1cy) in the evening. (J Hawkey)

RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise sighting: Penzance to Wolf Rock – 2300 Manx Shearwater, 44 Gannet, 40 Guillemot, 12 Kittiwake.
Wolf Rock to Penzance – 28 Manx Shearwater, 5 Gannet, 2 Fulmar.  (M Ahmad & DA Conway)

Thursday 28th June 2018

Late news, 27/6, Treskilling Downs: c10 Sand Martin. (E Cornelius, C Hayward)

Croft Pascoe: 10 Crossbill, 2 Siskin, 4 Nuthatch, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Golden-ringed Dragonfly. (D Lewis)

Boobys Bay:  Corn Bunting singing 300 yds towards Trevose Head from last white house in Boobys Bay, on gorse behind picnic bench. (S Lilley)

Tywardreath: 5 Swift over Southpark Road, 1 young Wood Pigeon in private garden. (R. Barlow)


Wednesday 27th June 2018

Late news, 23/6, Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 1 Honey-buzzard circled the hill several times gaining height on the thermals, eventually heading South East. 1 Hobby female feeding on dragonflies in a disused flooded quarry. (V Stratton, J Thomas)

Late news, 26/6, Sancreed: 2 Hobby together at Tregonebris 14:20-14:30 at least. (D Flumm)

Porthilly Point: 116 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 2 Curlew, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 16 Black-headed Gull, 1 Skylark, 9 Greenfinch, 29 Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Newtown St Martin: 1 Red Kite. (M Nattrass)

Kingsmill Lake: 25 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit (sp) 2 Common Sandpiper and 1 juvenile Black-headed Gull. All three Grey Heron now fledged from 2 nests toward Moditonham. (M Beer)

Marazion Beach: 1 win plum Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 (including a juvenile) Med Gull. 2 Common Scoter offshore. (R Veal)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Crossbill, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 10+ Siskin, 4 Coal Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger & T Pinfield)

Crossbill – John St Ledger

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Lapwing. (J St Ledger)

Lapwing – John St Ledger

Crackington Haven: Possible Golden Oriole for a second day. (P Anderson)

Rumps and Pentire: 3 Fulmar, 5 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, 4 Shag, 2 Kestrel, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 35 Herring Gull, 15 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 4 Puffin, 6 Woodpigeon, 8 Skylark, 9 Swallow, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 7 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 1 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 2 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 4 Goldfinch, 15 Linnet, 1 Grey Seal, 2 Small White, 5 Large White, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Gatekeeper, 2 Small Heath, 11 Meadow Brown, 1 Dark Green Fritillary, 3 Common Blue, 1 Large Skipper, 2 Six-spot Burnet, 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth, 4 Ruby-tail Wasp. (M Scawen et al)

Dark Green Fritillary, M Scawen

Dark Green Fritillary, M Scawen

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Green Sandpiper, 8 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, still 3 broods of Gadwall, 1 Lapwing, 4 Black-headed Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk. (A Langdon)

Porthmissen, Trevone: c200 active Kittiwake nests, c50 Razorbill, 1 Kestrel caught vole and some string debris. (A Langdon & I Stewart)

Guillemots, Adrian Langdon

Kestrel, Adrian Langdon

Kestrel with vole, Adrian Langdon

Trevose Head: 2 Juv Kestrel, 13 Guillemot plus 4 chicks and 1 egg. c50 juvenile Starling on wires with 6 adults. (A Langdon & I Stewart)

Tywardreath: 1 Swift over Southpark Road. (R. Barlow)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 5 Mediterranean Gull, Barnacle Goose still present, 2 singing Sedge Warbler. Lelant Saltings: 1 Greylag Goose (J Evans)


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)


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)


Sunday 24th June 2018

Late news, 23/6, Looe Island: 2 Blackbird, 1 Carrion Crow, 30 Cormorant (with 3 nests still containing young), 1 Dunlin, 1 Feral Pigeon, 4 Fulmar (with at least 4 nests, 1 with egg), 2 Goldfinch, c 50 Great Black-backed Gull (plus many chicks), c125 Herring Gull (plus many chicks), 2 Little Egret, 3 Mallard (1 nest with eggs), 21 Oystercatcher (plus several chicks at various stages, including one hatched today), 1 Pheasant with chicks, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Rock Pipit, 10 Shag (plus several chicks), 1 Woodpigeon, 3 Wren. (D Spooner)

Oystercatcher nest and chick – Derek Spooner

Late news, 23/6, Trevithick Manor Farm, Newquay: 2 Barn Owl, 16 Swift. (S Grose)

Godolphin Cross: Sparrowhawk (C Richards)

Rinsey/Trewavas: 10 Bottlenose Dolphin 08:45 going west. (C Richards)

Porthgwarra seawatch 06:00-11:00: 600 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sandwich Tern, Puffin, 6 adult Mediterranean Gull and a Hobby picked up beyond the Runnel Stone before flying in over the seawatch point. Also 6 Risso’s Dolphin approx 2 miles out heading towards Mount’s Bay and 1 Porpoise. On land 12 Swift. (B Mellow) Porthgwarra seawatch 09:30-10:30: 276 Manx Shearwater, 2 Puffin west. Pod of 8 Risso’s Dolphins east later. (D Flumm)

Cannaframe (E of Bolventor): 1 Red Kite circling up until out of sight. North of A30 at 11:05. (B Craven)

Rosudgeon: Red Kite low over Packet Lane at 11:45. (A McPherson)

Par Market East Carpark: 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Bude: 1 Sparrowhawk hunting rear garden successfully. (R Maye)

Penwithick: 12 House Sparrow, 3 Goldfinch, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Jay, 1 Buzzard, 1 Robin, 7 Jackdaw, 6 Chaffinch, 1 Raven, 6 Blackbird. (K Bowers)

Jay, Buzzard, House Sparrows and Blackbirds – Kevin Bowers