Friday 16th July 2021

Porthgwarra (seawatch 0630-0830): Balearic Shearwater, c1500 Manx Shearwater, 8 Common Scoter, Mediterranean Gull, Puffin, 8 Swift, 3 Harbour Porpoise. Also 2 Raven. (D Flumm)

Common Scoter – Dave Flumm

Ravens – Dave Flumm

Walmsley Sanctuary: 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Greenshank, 6 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Sedge Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 10 Moorhen, 20+ female Mallard, 2 female Teal, 1 drake Tufted Duck, Mute Swan with young, 2 Lapwing, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Skylark, 2 Buzzard, 10 Woodpigeon & 5 Swallow. (A Tomkins)

Greenshanks – Andrew Tomkins

Black-tailed Godwits – Andrew Tomkins

Kingsmill Lake: 6 ‘limosa‘ & 4 ‘islandica‘ adult Black-tailed Godwit, as well as 15 Greenshank, 59 Redshank, 6 Whimbrel, 31+ Curlew, 1 adult Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 adult Mediterranean gull, & 500+ Black-headed Gulls at 2pm. (P Kemp)

Wadebridge: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 71 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 91 Black-headed Gull between Bridge bike hire & Bradfords Quay. (S Grose)

Loe Bar: 1 Reed Warbler, also 4 Sandwich Tern between Porthleven and Loe Bar. (M Pegrum)

Cremyll, Millbrook: 1 adult & 1 juv Sandwich Tern. (P Kemp)

Rock: Gull flock of 150+ bird, mainly Mediterranean Gulls and presumably feeding on flying insects early am. (S Grose)

Trebetherick: 26 ad Mediterranean Gull with Gull flock feeding on the ground at Trewiston Farm. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 11 ad Mediterranean Gull with Gull flock feeding on the ground opp. Royal Cornwall Showground. (S Grose)


Friday 9th July 2021

Porthgwarra valley: Adult male Common Rosefinch by coastguard cottages (0832-0838) during heavy rain shower then disappeared. Also 3 juv Bullfinch. (D Flumm)

Common Rosefinch – Dave Flumm

Porthgwarra (seawatch 0710-0810): c500 Manx Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, 4 Fulmar, Mediterranean Gull & Dolphin sp. all feeding offshore. (D Flumm)

Lizard Point (0745-1000): 1 Puffin, 1 Great Skua, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common/Arctic Tern, 8 Mediterranean Gull, (all west).  Also c1,000 Manx Shearwater, 2 Harbour Porpoise. (D Collins)

Maer Lake, Bude: 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, Black-headed Gulls, Mallards, Moorhens.
(A Tomkins)

Ruddy Shelduck – Andrew Tomkins

Ruddy Shelduck – Andrew Tomkins

Late submission, 8/7, Goldsithney: Rosy Starling in private garden still. (N Beare)

Rosy Starling – Nigel Beare

Rosy Starling – Nigel Beare


Garden Listing 28th June 2021

Penryn: At last, Great Spotted Woodpecker- a juv on telegraph wires. Total now 64 species. (John Holmes)

Constantine: Flyover Cormorant and a Whitethroat that has moved into hedgerow close by adds two – now 63. (Tim Pinfield)

Garden Listing 27th June 2021

Lanlivery: Total now 58. (Phil McVey)

Garden Listing 26th June 2021

Praa Sands: To my surprise no 74 flew over today, Great Spotted Woodpecker. Calling loudly, it appeared to be heading for the sea before making a sharp U turn and flying back inland to a stand of pine trees. (Matt Southam)


Friday 2nd July 2021

Devoran: partial sum plum male Ruff, non-breeding plum Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, c80 Curlew until 1115 when all flushed by a drone. (R Veal)

Kingsmill Lake: 2 adult Common Tern, 117 Black-headed Gull (mostly adults), 4 Greenshank, 8 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 19 Curlew, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 4 Cormorant, 6 Shelduck, 2 Canada Goose & several calling Stock Dove. (P Kemp)

Croft Pascoe: Spotted flycatchers feeding young, numbers of Siskin and Goldfinches around the wood, plus a family of Great Spotted Woodpeckers. (S Williams)

Spotted Flycatcher – Stephen Williams

Colan Church: 1 m Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Coverack: 1 Whimbrel (D Beadle)

Porth Reservoir: 13 ad Great Crested Grebe. (S Grose)

Porthilly: 1pr Red legged Partridge with 11 juv from a private garden. (S Grose)

Late submission, 01/07, Trevose Head: 3 Whitethroat, numerous Skylark, 3 family groups of Stonechat, Chiffchaff. (B Toms)

Late submission, 01/07, Gwennap Head: 1 Arctic Skua (M Wallace)


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)

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).

Friday 18th June 2021

Kuggar: Hoopoe seen and heard calling in private garden around 08:30, then flew towards Poltesco valley and no sign since. (A Damant)

Foxhole: Drake Ring-necked Duck still on pond. (Birdguides)

Bodmin Moor, Witheybrook Marsh to Sharp Tor: 1 Redstart (male), 3 Yellowhammer (2m, 1f), 30+ adult Wheatear feeding 10+ young, 2 Reed Bunting (m), 2 Siskin, 8 Swift, 1 Kestrel (m), Green Woodpecker (heard). Also numbers of Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Linnet & Stonechat. (J St Ledger & S Williams)

Yellowhammer – Stephen Williams

Wheatear – Stephen Williams

Godolphin Hill: Singing male Reed Bunting east side, 20 Swift. (D Flumm)

Reed Bunting – Dave Flumm

Downderry: 23 Gannet, 15 Manx Shearwater and 5 Mediterranean Gull (4 1s and 1 2s) moved west before 0700. (A Payne)

Gylly Beach, Falmouth: 140 Mediterranean Gull roosting offshore at 8:15 this evening, 6 Sandwich Tern. (J Irvine)

Penzance: Red Kite over A30 at Mount Misery during afternoon. (D King)

Tregathenan, nr. Helston: Red Kite flew West over private garden, then mobbed by rooks. (J Betteridge)

Trehaddle, Truro: 1 Red Kite. (M Clayton)

Launceston: Red Kite Launceston side of St Giles on the Heath. (J Packer)

Camborne: Sparrowhawk low over gardens mid morning. (D King)

Sowden’s Bridge, nr. Looe: 1 female Green Woodpecker in private garden. (S Netherton)

Polkerris, nr. Par: Kestrel hunting for most of the past 2 weeks. (P Blay)