Thursday 24th June 2021

Late news, 23/6, Fowey: Adult male Rosy Starling photographed at a feeder in a private garden. (R Pilkington)

Late news 23/6 Tregonning, Stithians: Immature male Harrier heading low north early afternoon. Calling as it was mobbed by gulls and corvids (M Grantham)

Mount Hawke: Red Kite with prey at midday. (S Turner)

Walmsley: 1 Spotted Redshank still on reserve. 5 Green Sandpiper, 11 Black-tailed Godwit. (A Langdon)

Carnkie, Helston: Great-spotted Woodpecker feeding young in private garden. (A Lea)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Teal. (P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: s/p Black-tailed Godwit, s/p Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Redshank, c40 Curlew, 1s Med Gull, c15 Black-headed Gull this evening and 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin this morning. (R Veal)

Porth Joke:  Reed Warbler with fledged young. (S Rowe)

Downderry: moving west before 07:30 were 14 Common Scoter, 63 Gannet, 22 Manx Shearwater and 11 Mediterranean Gull. (A Payne)

Wednesday 23rd June 2021

Late news, 21/6, Nanjizal: adult male Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper. (K Wilson)

Torpoint: Alpine Swift  with 400+ Swift in large feeding flock, between Trevol and St John’s Lake at 1330. Swift flock present until 1530 when flew NW. (K Pellow)

Foxhole: drake Ring-necked Duck, 4 Little Grebe chicks. (L Bosisto)

Walmsley: 1 Spotted Redshank (summer plumage), 1 fem Gadwall with 8 ducklings, 1 Barn Owl, 11 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Green Sandpipers, 2 Teal. (A Langdon)

Spotted Redshank, Adrian Langdon

Helston Boating Lake: presumed escape male Ferruginous Duck, male Scaup & female Ruddy Shelduck still present. (D Flumm)

Crowdy: A pair of Redstarts continually insect- catching below the dam wall,  2-3 Mistle Thrushes, pair of Bullfinches, 3 Goldfinches. (H Kendall, B Bryne)

Forder, Saltash: adult Peregrine, female Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 21 Curlew, 2 little Egret, 8 immature Black-headed Gulls & 12+ Swift moving W this afternoon (P Kemp)

Upper Tamar Lake: 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Stonechat (1m 1f), 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Sedge Warbler, 23 Canada Geese, 5 Mallard, 1 Whitethroat. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 28 Mallard, 1 juv Grey Wagtail, 2 Robin, 1 Cormorant, 5 Chaffinch, 1 Jay, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Moorhen plus 4 chicks, 3 Carrion Crow. (R Mudge)

Penhale Point: 2 Raven, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 53+ Linnet, 5 Skylark, 16 Fulmar, 5 Stonechat, 2 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Porthleven: Sparrowhawk crossed over harbour 21:00. (C Richards)

The Rumps and Pentire: 2 Fulmar, 4 Gannet, 3 Cormorant, 11 Shag, 2 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Kittiwake, 50+ Herring gull, 6 Great black-backed gull, 50+ Guillemot, 20+ Razorbill, 8 Wood pigeon, 6 Skylark, 2 Swallow, 6 Rock pipit, 1 Meadow pipit, 1 Dunnock, 2 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 2 Wheatear, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 13 Rook, 7 Carrion crow, 2 Raven, 3 House sparrow, 2 Goldfinch, 6 Linnet, 2 Small skipper, 4 Large white, 1 Small copper, 2 Common blue, 1 Red admiral, 5 Painted lady, 2 Small tortoiseshell, 2 Gatekeeper, 5 Small heath, 20+ Six-spot burnet (M Scawen et al.)

Tuesday 22nd June 2021

Late news, 21/6, Lizard: 2 Wood Sandpipers at Windmill Farm.

Marazion Marsh: Black-winged Stilt present all day on the new scrape. (A McKechnie, R Veal et al). Also, 3 Reed Warblers, 3 Sedge Warblers, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Grey Heron. (S Windle)

Black-winged Stilt – Reuben Veal

Black-winged Stilt – Alex McKechnie

Black-winged Stilt – Stevan Windle

Black-winged Stilt – Stevan Windle

Mullion: Black Kite Mullion Cover flew in off sea at 1pm then flew west. (RBA)

Foxhole: m Ring-necked Duck still (B Bosisto). Also, 2 Little Grebes with young, 6 Mallard, 2 Coots, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler. (S Windle)

Ring-necked Duck – Stevan Windle

Radnor: Red Kite over golf course moving north towards the coast. (C Sawmy)

Downderry: Before 0710: 39 Gannets, 4 Fulmar, 4 Manx Shearwater, 13 Kittiwake, 3 Sandwich Tern and 12 Swift moving east. 22 Gannet and 2 Mediterranean Gull west. (A Payne)

Pendeen: 3 Wheatear, 8 Fulmar on cliff ledges, 3 Common Blue Butterflies. (P Geddes)

Wheatear – Patsy Geddes

Wheatear – Patsy Geddes

Kuggar, Lizard: Turtle Dove on rooftop early afternoon. (P Roseveare)

Porth Reservoir: 11 Great Crested Grebe (2 nests being incubated and 2 new nests being built), 3 pairs of Coot, 5 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cormorant, 81 Mallard, 2 Bullfinch (1f +1juv m), 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 f Sparrowhawk with prey, 1 pair Grey Wagtail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

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Monday 21st June 2021

Late News, 21/06, East Bodmin Moor: 6+ pairs of Wheatear with juveniles, 12+ Yellowhammer, Breeding Skylark ( 6 pairs seen) 2 pairs with fledged Meadow Pipits. 2 pairs of feeding Willow Tit, 2 Redstarts with fledglings. (S Sanderson)

Wheatears – Steven Sanderson

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Black-winged Stilt this afternoon. (J Parker et al) in addition, 7 Sanderling (most full sun plum), 1 Dunlin, 3 1s Med Gull on the beach. (R Veal, R Augarde) Also, 1 Water Shrew ran across path, (all black so presumed juvenile). (T Mills)

Black-winged Stilt – Dave Flumm

Black-winged Stilt – Mike Spicer

Helston Boating Lake: drake Scaup, female Ruddy Shelduck, and drake Ferruginous Duck of unknown origin still this afternoon. (M Greenhalgh)

St Just (Carn Bosavern): 1 Swift and 1 Sky Lark. (T Murray)

Canonstown: 2 Siskin in finch flock visiting a feeder in a private garden. (J Munday)

Porthleven: 6 Swift over this afternoon also 1 Lime Hawk-Moth. (B Nicholls)

Drift Reservoir: 120 Swift. (D Flumm)

St Issey: 1m and 1f Yellowhammer visiting a private garden. (R Grasham)

Redruth: 1m Siskin visiting feeders in a private garden. (M Greenhalgh)

Male Siskin – Mel Greenhalgh

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 Common Tern at the Dam End. (R Bishop)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 adult Common Tern, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 21 Curlew, 9 Shelduck & a juvenile Peregrine (P Kemp)

Crackington Haven: 40+ Swift flying high over higher Crackington this evening. (J&B Teague)

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Sunday 20th June 2021

Late News, 18/06, Porthgwarra: Black Kite 3cy at west side of moor. (S Rogers, P Rogers)

Black Kite – Steve Rogers

Black Kite – Steve Rogers

Late News, 19/06, Lower Tamar Lake: 3 Willow Tit, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1m Tufted Duck, 1 Wren, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Marsh Tit,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Robin. (R Mudge)

Late News, 19/06, Cury, Helston: 2 Red Kite. (A Witheywood)

Late News, 19/06, Newquay, Trewery /Trerice: 3 Raven, 1f Kestrel (carrying prey), 9 Skylark, 7 Chiffchaff,1 juv Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 8 Greenfinch, 7 Blackcap, 2 Jay, 9 Linnet, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1pr Canada Geese with 5 Goslings, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 30+ House Sparrow, 1 Swift. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir: 60 Swift, 3rd summer partially leucistic Herring Gull. (D Flumm)

Leucistic Herring Gull – Dave Flumm

Marazion: 1 Redshank flew up from marsh then West, 6 Sandwich Tern offshore; 2 Mediterranean Gull and 5 Black-headed Gull on beach. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Black-headed Gull, 2 juv Stonechat on Carnsew. (R Veal)

Vogue, St Day: 1 Red Kite flying low towards the village at 1.30 pm. (W Chegwidden)

Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth: 86 Mediterranean Gull, including white ringed 3461. (J Irvine)

Ringed Mediterranean Gull – Jon Irvine

Stithians: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Mallard with 8 ducklings. Nesting birds including 2 Chaffinch with 4 eggs and 3 eggs, 2 Willow Warbler with 1 chick and 3 chicks, an unusual second brood Great Tit with 7 downy young in nest box having fledged 2 on 15th May (D Eva)

Camborne: 1 Linnet in a private garden. (D Forbes)

Lostwithiel: 1 Juv Dipper , 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 11 Siskin, 5 Coal Tit, 9 Long tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch from Restormal Manor area. (S Grose)

Dipper – Shaun Grose

Colliford Lake: Pink-footed Goose, Barnacle Goose, Bar-Headed Goose, Cuckoo and several Tree Pipit. (I Hayes, L Birtwistle)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Sedge Warbler. (L Birtwistle)

Sedge Warbler – Linda Birtwistle

Downderry: 2 Common Scoter, 2 Manx Shearwater, 2 Kittiwake and 5 Mediterranean Gull (4 1s and ad) before 0715. (A Payne)

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Saturday 19th June 2021

Trethurgy: Turtle Dove feeding in private garden, 1 female Sparrowhawk. (G and J White)

Turtle Dove – Geoff & Jacky White

Hayle Estuary RSPB (Lelant Water): 7 Little Egret, 2 broods Shelduck with 6 (old) & 11 (new) ducklings, 4 Curlew. (D Flumm)

Newbridge: Green Sandpiper. (D Flumm)

Green Sandpiper – Dave Flumm

Green Sandpiper – Dave Flumm

Walmsley Santuary: 1 Mute Swan, 5 Swift’s, 1 Swallow, 4 Moorhen, 13 Mallard, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Shelduck, 1 Goldfinch. (D Sharp)

Pelynt: 2 Magpies predated a Sloworm in a private garden. (K Knight)

 

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Garden Listing 15th June 2021

Crowlas: Mallard takes me to 49. (Gary Healey)

Garden Listing 13th June 2021

Liskeard: At last! Numbers 38 and 39! Swallows and House Martins out hunting for food over the bungalow! (Deena Sharp).