Wednesday 30th June 2021

Penzance, Pelagic trip (14 miles off coast): 1 Wilson’s Storm Petrel, 3 Sooty Shearwater, c80 Manx Shearwater, c60 Fulmar, c100 Gannets, c10 Blue Shark. (J Howells)

Wilson’s Petrel, Josh Howells

Wilson’s Petrel, Josh Howells

Blue Shark, Josh Howells

Land’s End: Osprey 2 miles offshore. (M Blows)

Newquay Boating lake: 2 prs of Reed Warbler. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Raven, 6 ad Black headed Gull, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Painted lady. (S Grose)

Lewinnick Cove: 1pr Kestrel feeding 1 juv, 8 Fulmar, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Rock Pipit. (S Grose)

Newquay Golf Course: 1 pr Skylark, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Common Lizard. (S Grose)

Bosporthennis, north of Madron: Pair Yellowhammer (male singing), 2 pairs Stonechat with broods 2 & 3 fledglings. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: Common Sandpiper (first returning bird here), 20 Mallard incl fem with 7 very young ducklings. (D Flumm)

Rumps and Pentire Point: 2 Fulmar, 2 Gannet, 3 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 4 Oystercatcher, 35 Herring gull, 5 Great black-backed gull, 12 Puffin, 30+ Guillemot, 10+ Razorbill, 5 Wood pigeon, 8 Skylark, 5 Swallow, 8 Rock pipit, 5 Meadow pipit, 2 Robin, 3 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 1 Wheatear, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Jackdaw, 35 Rook, 30 Carrion crow, 8 House sparrow, 8 Goldfinch, 8 Linnet, 1 Grey seal, 1 Large skipper, 8 Large white, 6 Small copper, 4 Common blue, 2 Red admiral, 1 Painted lady, 2 Small tortoiseshell, 18 Meadow brown, 6 Small heath, 16 Six-spot burnet. (M Scawen et al.)

Nanjizal: 113 trapped and ringed on CES visit this morning, including: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Reed Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 9 Whitethroat, 10 Blackcap, recently fledged Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 45 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch. Also 1 Sand Martin, 1 Siskin. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson, J Overfield, R Veal)

Newquay Golf Course: 4 Curlew. (D Kendle)

Late news, 29/6, Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 3m Tufted Duck, 48 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant. (R Mudge)

Tuesday 29th June 2021

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 Gull-billed Tern still present at 8.50pm alternating between estuary and ploughed fields below Paradise Park with 2 Sandwich Tern and 18 Mediterranean Gull. (R Veal, M Webb J Hawkey et al). Also 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2nd CY Common Gull, 2 Greenshank, 4 Redshank and pr Shelduck with 10 young. (R Veal, J Hawkey)

Gull-billed Tern – Martin Webb

Sandwich Terns – Martin Webb

Mediterranean Gull – Martin Webb

Gull-billed Tern – Mike McKee

Gull-billed Tern – Mike McKee

Late news, 28/6, Mermaid pelagic: 1 Fea’s-type Petrel about 4 miles off Lamorna, also 6+ Risso’s Dolphin off Mousehole. (M Elliott)

Marazion: eclipse drk Eider, 3 Sandwich Tern offshore. Drk Tufted Duck on Longrock Pool. (R Veal)

Marazion Station beach: 6 vocal Sandwich Terns fishing offshore. (M Claughton)

Millpool, private garden: 2 juvenile Great Spotted Woodpeckers probing in lawn. Also, Broad-bodied Chaser male and female coupling in flight, also female ovipositing on pond surface, Fox and Badger also seen. (M Claughton)

Kingsmill lake: 33 Curlew, 13 adult + 1 juv Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron & 2 Mallard (P Kemp)

Sennen Cove: 3 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Oystercatcher, 11 Black-headed Gull. (S Grose)

Downderry: up to 0715, 12 Manx Shearwater west and 22 east, 3 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Sandwich Tern. (A Payne)

Colliford reservoir: 760+ Canada Geese, (with one albino possible Canada) and 1 Barnacle Goose. (P Kemp)

Siblyback reservoir: 282 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag Geese, 71 Mallard with 22 chicks, 11 Cormorant, 2 adult + 2 juv Grey Heron, 3 adult Little Grebe and 2 adult Black-headed Gull. (P Kemp)

Late News, 28/6, Helston Boating Lake: Pair of Tufted Ducks with 2 ducklings, Ferruginous Duck (escape) and male Greater Scaup still present. No sign of Ruddy Shelduck. (J Hawkey)



Monday 28th June 2021

Ryan’s Field, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Gull-billed Tern, 82 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Black-tailed Godwit. (T Mcgowan, D Flumm) Also 1 pair Bullfinch and 2+ Linnet. (T Mills)

Gull-billed Tern – John Miller

Gull-billed Tern – John Miller

Gull-billed Tern – John Miller

Gull-billed Tern – Mike Spicer

Gull-billed Tern – Dave Flumm

Lelant Water, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 8 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank, 7 Redshank, 2 Med Gull. (D Flumm)

Croft Pascoe: 1 Cuckoo (calling), 1 pair Spotted Flycatcher feeding young, 4 Siskin (1 pair + 2 juv), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Swift. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Flycatcher – John St Ledger

Siskin – John St Ledger

Siskin – John St Ledger

Crugmeer /Lellizzick: 4 Corn Bunting, 9 Skylark, 11 Meadow Pipit, 23 Linnet, 5 Raven, 6 Greenfinch, 1 Kestrel, 5 Pied Wagtail, 146+ Rook, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Buzzard, 53 Guillemot, 29 Razorbill, 11 Shag, 19 Fulmar, 1m Bullfinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Yellowhammer, 29 House Sparrow, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 m Grey Wagtail, 1 Red-legged Partridge +1 presumed roadkill Red-legged Partridge.(S Grose)

Stithians: Hummingbird Hawkmoth in garden this evening. (M Grantham)



Sunday 27th June 2021

Helston Boating Lake: drake Scaup and female Ruddy Shelduck still this morning. (Birdguides)

Lelant Water, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Little Egret, Greenshank, 4 Redshank. (D Flumm)

Ryan’s Field. Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Little Egret, Greenshank, 8 Whimbrel, 42 Black-headed Gull, 16 Med Gull. (D Flumm)

Longrock Beach: 4 Sanderling, Dunlin. (D Flumm)

Par Beach: 3 Mediterranean Gull, 19 Black headed Gull, 2 Swift, 11 Linnet, 9 Greenfinch, 3 Whitethroat. (S Grose)

Mevagissey Harbour: 29 Great Black backed Gull. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 6+ Yellowhammer, 1 pr Chiffchaff (feeding young at the nest). (S Grose)

Belowda: 2 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Penwithick: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker in a private garden. (K Bowers)

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Kevin Bowers

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Kevin Bowers

Newquay Golf Course: 23 Whimbrel, 1 Golden Plover and 3 Raven. (D Kendle)

Crackington Haven: 100+ Swift over, juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker, Marsh Tit and juvenile Starlings on feeders in a private garden. (J&B Teague)

Downderry: moving west, 0610-0800, were 2 Common Scoter, 35 Gannet, 233 Manx Shearwater and 2 Mediterranean Gull. (A Payne)

Saturday 26th June 2021

Foxhole: drake Ring-necked Duck, 2 pairs of Coot feeding 3 & 4 chicks plus 1 juvenile Coot feeding independently. (B & L Bosisto)

drake Ring-necked Duck – Bob Bosisto

Coot feeding young- Bob Bosisto

Lelant Water, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 36 Curlew, 7 Whimbrel, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Med Gull, 20 Black-headed Gull including first juv of the year. (D Flumm)

Stithians: 1 Redshank, pair of Coot feeding 1 chick, pair of Sedge Warbler feeding 4 young at nest ( D Eva )

Devoran: 53 (mostly adult) Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Bar- tailed Godwit, 7 Mediterranean Gull (1 summer adult & 6 1st sum) & 54 Black-headed Gull (1 Juv). (P Kemp)

Downderry: moving west, 0545-0730, were 119 Gannet, 70+ Manx Shearwater, 14 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Mediterranean Gull and 10 Black-headed Gull. (A Payne)

Polbathic Creek: 5 Redshank. (A Blonden)

RSPB Hayle Estuary; Ryans Field: 47 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Black-tailed Godwit early am. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 3 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Portreath: 3 Raven, 1 m Kestrel, 19 Linnet. (S Grose)








Garden Listing 24th June 2021

Praa Sands: After all this time suddenly a Curlew (no.73) arrives, two calling as they flew over. (Matt Southam)

Garden Listing 22nd June 2021

Praa Sands: Sitting out very early on Tuesday morning I heard a wader calling, it took me a moment of looking before the bird appeared flying down the coast towards Marazion – Black-winged Stilt (no.72). I’ve not found one before, let alone from the garden. (Matt Southam)

Garden Listing 19th June 2021

Trethurgy: Turtle Dove coming into garden – first for the garden and Trethurgy ! Feeding on Sunflower hearts from feeders above. A female Sparrowhawk came in and put up every bird that it was feeding with but we don’t think the Sparrowhawk caught anything and the Turtle Dove later returned to our garden. (Geoff White)

Praa Sands: Strange how birds are coming in twos. No 70 was a Whitethroat singing from scrub on the Green. They’ve been there a while but at the far end since arriving. Next day, a Willow Warbler (no.71) feeding in the garden, a first for me as a garden bird. (Matt Southam)

Coverack: Total now 68. (Dan Beadle)

Friday 25th June 2021

Marazion: Rosy Starling in private garden all day. (J Ayling)

Kingsmill Lake: 2 Common Sandpiper, 17 adult Redshank, 1 adult Greenshank, 30 Curlew, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant, 47 ad/sub-adult Black-headed Gull & 32+ Herring Gull (P Kemp)

Tresillian to St. Clement: 1 Reed Warbler and 1 Reed Bunting (both singing), 24 Redshank, 9 Shelduck and 3 Curlew. (A le Masurier)

St Breward, Bodmin Moor: 3 pairs Redstart in Church Lane, all feeding young. (J St Ledger)

Redstart – John St Ledger

Walmsley Reserve: 6 Green Sandpiper, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Barn Owl (hunting). (J St Ledger) Also Swifts, Swallows and Sedge Warblers. (R Murphy)

Devoran: 46+ Whimbrel on Tallack’s Creek. (R Dann)

Bude: Juv. Sparrowhawk (M) hunting birds on feeders in private gardens. (R Maye)

Late Submission, 24/6, Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Grey Heron, 2 Greenfinch and numerous Swallow. (R Chiffers)

Grey Heron, Robin Chiffers

Greenfinch, Robin Chiffers

tdm & dwb