Saturday 24th July 2021

Kenidjack: 1 Western Bonelli’s Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 (m+f) Bullfinch, 5 Blackcap, 1 juv Green Woodpecker, 5 Chiffchaff and 4 Willow Warbler. (T Mills, D Flumm)

Lesser Whitethroat – Dave Flumm

Porthgwarra: 35 Willow Warbler. (M Wallace)

Raftra Pool: 5 Willow Warbler. (M Wallace)

Foage Valley, Zennor: 1 Green Woodpecker. (C Madden)

Marazion Scrape: Little Ringed Plover. (C Richards)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 11 Common Sandpiper, c15 Ringed Plover, c10 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Sandwich Tern. (R Veal)

Loe Pool: 1 Osprey. (A Lea)

Osprey – Adrian Lea

Osprey – Adrian Lea

Walmsley Sanctuary: 25 Little Egret, 1 fem Mandarin, c30 Black-headed Gulls, 12 Blk T Godwit, c60 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Lapwing, 2 Little Grebe, c80 Mallard, 11 Moorhen, 7 Mute Swan (2+5), 1 Peregrine, 7 Redshank, 1 Ruff. (A Langdon)

Little Egret’s and Mandarin Duck – Adrian Langdon

Millbrook Lake: 190 Black-headed Gull, 53 Mallard, 10 Moorhen, 3 Mute Swan, 7 Little Egret, 41 Redshank, 191 Canada Geese, 1 Little Grebe, 18 Herring Gull, 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron & 1 juvenile Mediterranean gull. (P Kemp)

St John’s Lake: 9 Sandwich Tern & 13 Mediterranean Gull at 9am. (P Kemp)

Downderry: 17 Mediterranean Gulls moving west before 0655; maximum 16 feeding inshore but undoubtedly some overlap. Also 6 Sanderling on the beach, 8 Manx Shearwater and a  Kittiwake at sea, and 14 Swifts heading inland. (A Payne)

Penlee Battery to Rame Head: 16 Shags, 3 Cormorants, 1 Little Egret, Herring Gulls, 4 Great Black Backed Gulls, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, Woodpigeon, Crows, 3 Ravens,1 Magpie, Skylarks, 5 House Martins, 22 Swallows, 1 Dunnock, 1 Great Tit, Linnets, 7 Chaffinches, 1 Yellowhammer ( singing). ( A Parker)

Lizard Point: 2 Gannet, 2 Turnstone, 3 Rock Pipit, 2 Stoat playing on dry stone wall. (S Baird).

Boscawen Park: 1 pairr Mute Swan with 4 cygnets, 5 Muscovey Duck , 1 Call Duck, 98 Mallard, on duck pond. (S Grose)

Truro River: 4 Common Sandpiper, 9 Curlew, 2 Redshank. (S Grose)

St Clement, Tresemple Pool: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Dunlin, 21 Redshank, 9 Linnet over, 1 Partridge sp, (heard briefly once from field left of pool), 2 Raven over, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Late Submission, 22/7, Coverack: c60 Mediterranean Gull, 9+ screaming Swift. (D Beadle)

Late Submission, 23/7, Walmsley Sanctuary: c100 Black- headed Gulls, 4 Wood Pigeon, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Moorhen, c45 Dunlin, 1 Lapwing, 8 Herring gull, c60 Mallard, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Shoveler, 4Teal, 2 Crow, 8 Greenshank, 1 Magpie Moth. (J. Goodair)

Late Submission, 22.7.21, Lerryn: c20 Black-headed Gull, 2 Swallows, 6 Wood Pigeon, 3 Pied Wagtail (male and 2 juveniles), 8 House Sparrows, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Moorhen, 1 Robin, 51 Magpie, 2 Blackbird, 8 Herring gull, 1 Buzzard. (J.Goodair)

Late Submission, 21.7.21, Colliford area: c70 Canada Geese, 2 Magpie, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Swallow, 2 Blackbird, 1 Wood Pigeon, 3 Crow, 1 Robin, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Linnet, 2 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting.(J.Goodair)

 

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Saturday 17th July

Sennen Cove: European Bee-eater briefly then flew towards Lands End. (Birdguides)

Nanquidno: European Bee-eater at Boscregan this morning then drifted east towards Nanquidno. (N Wheatley)

Nanjizal: 9 Sedge Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler. (K Wilson)

Land’s End: 2 Kestrel, flock c300 Starling incl many juvs. (D Flumm)

Tuckingmill: 1 male Kestrel on wires. (S Grose)

Newlyn: 1 Dipper, 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Longrock Pool: 2 Little Grebe, 1 Whimbrel over. (S Grose)

Carnsew Pool: 5 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 71 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Lelant Water, Hayle Estuary: 6 Greenshank, 12 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 10 Curlew, 40 Med Gull. (D Flumm)

Ryan’s Field, Hayle Estuary: 92 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper, 20 Med Gulls incl first juvenile of the year. (D Flumm)

Copperhouse Creek, Hayle Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper. (D Flumm)

St Gothian Sands: Wigeon, 2 Teal. (D Flumm)

Goss Moor: family group of 4 Lesser Redpoll. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare, E Turnbill ) 96 birds ringed including 1 juvenile Willow Tit, 3 Marsh Tit, 10 Garden Warbler, 16 Blackcap, 21 Willow Warbler & 4 Chiffchaff. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, E Turnbill)

Foxhole: 5 Swift. (B Bosisto)

Truro: 1 female Siskin on nyjer feeder in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Liskeard: Screaming party of 17+ Swift’s, low level feeding over Stephens Road/Aldi late morning. (D Sharp)

Roundwood Fort:  6 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Goldcrests, 2 Marsh Tits, 20 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Stock Doves, 1 Dark Green Fritillary. ( P. Pearson)

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Saturday 10th July 2021

Lizard Point: 1 adult Roseate Tern lingering then east, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls. (I Maclean)

Wadebridge: 2 Osprey. (D Julian)

The Rumps (10am-11am): 200 Manx Shearwater, 6 Common Scoter, 1 Whimbrel west ( D Eva )

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 broods of Gadwall ( 6 ducklings and 2 ducklings ), 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 1 Tufted Duck, 60 Mallard ( D Eva )

RSPB Hayle Estuary: 2 Greenshank, 6 Redshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 12 Mediterranean Gull. (P St Pierre)  juv Little Ringed Plover from causeway 0845, 2 Whimbrel, 4 Common Sandpiper, 7 ad Dunlin. (R Veal) Also 3 Greenshank, 9 Redshank, 6 Common Sandpiper, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Black-tailed Godwit this evening. (R Veal)

RSPB Ryan’s Field: 16 Mediterranean Gull, 83 Curlew,1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, 1 kingfisher. (P St Pierre)

RSPB Marazion Marsh: 2 recently fledged young Reed warbler being fed. (P St Pierre) 4 Reed Bunting, 1 Mediterranean Gull on the beach. (S Grose)

RSPB Long Rock Pool:  2 Tufted Duck. (P St Pierre) 1 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

Mounts Bay (Long Rock): 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 2 Common Scoter, 60 Manx Shearwater. (P St Pierre) Eider, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, Common Tern. (D Flumm)

Penzance: 1 male Eider. (S Grose)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir: 15 Swift. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: Hobby high west 1750 hrs. (D Flumm)

Sennen Cove: 8 Sandwich Tern, 26 Mediterranean Gull, dark phase Arctic Skua, 800 large Gulls and 40 Manx Shearwater in feeding flocks. (P St Pierre)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 10 Little Grebe +3 juv, 3 Greylag. (S Grose)

Gwithian;The Knavocks. 3 Green Woodpeckers still. Male and 2 juveniles. (G. Rogers)

Green Woodpeckers (juvenile above, adult male below) – Geoff Rogers

Stithians Reservoir: 5 Common Sandpiper, 17 Curlew, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Greylag Goose. Also 2 Red Deer. (J St Ledger & S Williams)

Common Sandpiper’s – Stephen Williams

 

Newquay Golf Course: family of 8 Stoats. (D Kendle)

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Saturday 3rd July 2021

Porthgwarra: Seawatch (15.45 – 1715hrs) 1 Pomarine Skua (light phase west – 1600hrs). Continual passage of Manx Shearwater, Gannets, 10 Kittiwakes & 1 Fulmar. Also 3 Bottlenose Dolphins. (J Hawkey)
2 Raven calling and patrolling top of cliff, feeding frenzy of Gulls and Shearwaters 3/4 mile off the shore from the cove, 1 Great Tit,2 Chaffinch. (N Wills) 2 Raven patrolling territory, 5 juvenile Gannet. 2 Stonechat, 2 Rock Pipit,1 SkyLark, 5 Linnet, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear along the coast towards Lands End. (N Wills)

Devoran: Ruff still present as reported yesterday. 72 Curlew. (P Pearson)

Perranporth: Cuckoo in the dunes eating Six-spotted Burnet caterpillars. (T Wilson)

Cuckoo – Tony Wilson

Cuckoo – Tony Wilson

Downderry (05.30-07.45): 131 Manx Shearwater, 29 Auks, 52 Gannet, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kittiwake, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Fulmar & 2 Sandwich Tern. (A Payne, P Kemp)

Mousehole (seawatch 0950-1050): c500 Manx Shearwater, 4 Common Scoter, Med Gull all west. (D Flumm)

Kelynack: Juv Pied Wagtail on lawn of private garden being fed by parents. (C Moore)

Marazion Beach:16 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Black-headed Gull at 6pm. (P Fraser)

Siblyback Lake:  150+ Canada Geese, 12 Cormorant, 7 Greylag Geese (some ringed with blue & yellow Tags), 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Greenfinch (adult female with juvenile), 3 Song Thrush, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Black Backed Gull, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Grey Heron. (D Sharp)

Greylag Geese – Deena Sharp

Greylag Geese – Deena Sharp

Par Beach Pool: 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Par; Spit Beach: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Diver sp, at distance, 2 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Carlyon Bay: 13 Eider. (S Grose)

Tregonetha/ Belowda Downs: 3 Chiffchaff, 8+Yellowhammer, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Skylark, 7 Meadow Pipit, 3 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Stonechat, 40+ House Martin (feeding above cattle field), 2 Buzzard, 1 Raven. (S Grose)

Nansledon: 13 Swift. (S Grose)

 

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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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Saturday 12th June 2021

Lizard: 1 Hoopoe in private garden. (S Bishop)

Stithians: 1 Greylag Goose. Nesting birds including Buzzard with 1 chick, Linnet with 5 young, Moorhen with 3 eggs and at least 2 Fledgling Jays not long out of the nest ( D Eva )

Colliford Lake: 1 Barnacle Goose. (L Birtwistle)

Sunbathing Wren’s – L Birtwistle

Minions: leucistic House Sparrow. (C Robbins)

Devoran: 1 Whimbrel, 6 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Shelduck, 48 Canada’s, 7 Black-headed Gull & 10+ Swift. (P Kemp)

Boswarva, Madron: c6 Yellowhammer inc. 3 singing males. (D Beadle)

Downderry: many Manx Shearwater feeding offshore before 0730; combined total of c200 moving east and west, but some overlap no doubt. Also noted a Great Northern Diver, 94 Gannet, 7 Fulmar, a Mediterranean Gull (1s), 3 Kittiwake, a Sandwich Tern, 14 auk and 17 Swift all west. (A Payne)

 

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