Sunday 16th June 2019

Late news, 15/6, Whipsiderry: 1 Corn Bunting, 11 Oystercatcher, 1 Linnet, 1 Raven, 1 white pheasant. (S Grose)

Late news, 15/6, Porthgwarra: 34 Common Scoter, 5 Sandwich Tern, 3 Puffin, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Pom Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Balearic Shearwater. (B Mellow)

Late news, 15/6, Mounts Bay: Adult pale and dark phase Arctic Skua from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Late news, 15/6, Downderry: 31 Common Scoters, 59 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Kittiwakes and a Sandwich Tern moving west 06:15-07:50. (A Payne)

Tater-du: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 2 Storm Petrel, 1 Sandwich Tern, 8 Puffin, 52 Guillemot, 17 Razorbill, 49 Kittiwake between 06:15 & 09:45. (M McKee)

Lizard Point:  1 Arctic Skua, 1+ Great Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 4,000+ Manx Shearwater, 36+ Kittiwake between 12:31&15:41. (L Langley)

Mousehole: 1300 Manx Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 2 pale phase Arctic Skua, 2 Puffin, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 2 Arctic Tern and 1 adult Great Northern Diver between 13:00 & 16:30. (M Elliott)

Wheal Martyn: 1 Dipper feeding young (1+) near wooden bridge by museum car park. (R Hollis)

Gannel Estuary: 4 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 2 Raven, 1 pair Bullfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Hummingbird Hawk Moth. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 1,802 Canada Goose, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Mallard, 7 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Buzzard, 7 Raven, 42 Carrion Crow, 9 Rook, 27 Jackdaw, 7 Magpie, 9 Starling, 1 Wood Pigeon, 6 Stock Dove, 8 Blackbird, 6 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 14 Meadow Pipit, 11 House Sparrow, 4 Swallow, 3 Wren, 9 Chaffinch, 3 Linnet, 3 Goldfinch and 1 Roe Deer. (DA Conway)

Tywardreath: 2 House Sparrow (male and female both taking food into junction box  nest site first reported on 1st June); 4 Rooks ( 1 adult and 3 young) on overhead wires in Southpark Road). (R. Barlow)

Penzance Harbour: 6 Eider including the adult male. (J Hawkey)

Saturday 15th June 2019

Lizard Point, 08:50-10:50: 2 Common Tern (1E), 15+ Common Scoter, 1500+ Manx Shearwater, 13 Fulmar, 26+ Kittiwake. (L Langley)

Lethytep: 1 breeding pair of Reed Bunting   (P Hambly)

Reed Bunting – Philip Hambly

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great crested Grebe +2 Juv (including another pair on a nest). (S Grose)

River Lynher, Newbridge:  Spotted Flycatcher (A Parker)

Hayle Estuary/Carnsew Basin: 3 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 8 Dunlin, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Shelduck, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant 11:00 – 12:00. (M Webb)

Whimbrel – Martin Webb

Little Egret – Martin Webb

Grey Heron – Martin Webb

Wheal Martyn: 1 Jay, 1 Nuthatch.  ( C Hooper)

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Friday 14th June 2019

Late news, 13/6, Marazion: 13 Med Gulls on the beach and 3 Eider offshore. (P St Pierre)

Porthgwarra: 4 Pomarine Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua and 6 Puffin between 07:30 & 11:30. (R Augarde)

Mousehole: Dark phase Arctic Skua, Common Tern & Whimbrel. (M Elliott)

Port Isaac: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush from private garden. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: 4 dead Gannets today on Tregirls beach, still reasonably fresh so possibly due to wet/windy weather on Tuesday 11th. (P Floyd-Spong)

Tywardreath: 1 Pied Wagtail – ground feeding on spill from seed feeders. (R. Barlow)

Downderry: Very little early movement but a Kittiwake, a Sandwich Tern and 3 Whimbrel moved west before 0705. Later over 520 Manx Shearwaters also west 09:30-10:55. (A Payne)

RSPB Wildlife Cruise, Scillonian III: Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 Mute Swan, 2 male Eider, c400 Manx Shearwater, 1 Fulmar, 25 Gannet, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 dark phase Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 1 Kittiwake, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 auk sp, 1 Guillemot and 1 Barrell Jelleyfish.
Wolf Rock to Hugh Town: 1 Teal, 10 Manx Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 4 Fulmar, 6 Gannet, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Herring Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull.
Hugh Town to Wolf Rock: 185 Manx Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 1 Fulmar, 9 Gannet, 2 Shag, 16 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 21 Herring Gull, 20 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 auk sp, 1 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot.
Wolf Rock to Penzance: c380 Manx Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel, 2 Fulmar, 18 Gannet, 1 Shag, 2 Kittiwake, 3 Herring Gull, 8 auk sp, 1 Razorbill, 2 Guillemot 2 Puffin. (DK Parker, M Spicer)

Thursday 13th June 2019

Wadebridge: 1 singing Yellowhammer opposite Ball Terrace early morning. (S Grose)

Rock Helipad Field: 60+ Linnet, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Porth Island: 73 Fulmar, 1 Skylark, 5 Stonechat. (S Grose)

The Lizard: 2 Pomarine Skua, west at 15:58. (M Wardman)

Downderry: 2 Arctic Skuas and a Mediterranean Gull moved west early this morning; also a Whimbrel in the area. (A Payne)

Geevor: 1 pair  Wheatear + 2 newly fledged juvs. (P Clement)

Tywardreath: Female Sparrowhawk in private garden 16:20. (R. Barlow)

Gannel Estuary: 6 Little Egret,1 Tawny Owl, 1 Barn Owl at Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

Wednesday 12th June 2019

Late news, 11/6, Marazion beach: 39 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover,45 Sanderling in the evening. (S Rogers)

Late news, 11/6, Tredrizzisk: 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Mount Hawke: 2 adult Bullfinch (1m,1f) and 1 adult Pied Wagtail with three young in garden. (RB & PC Girling)

Sancreed: 1 Cuckoo, 45 Swift north. (D Flumm)

Rumps and Pentire Point: 2 Mallard, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Fulmar, 4 Gannet, 4 Cormorant, 4 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 12 Oystercatcher, 12 Kittiwake, 65 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Puffin, 150 Guillemot, 50 Razorbill, 2 Wood Pigeon, 6 Skylark, 6 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 4 Rock Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 4 Stonechat, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Blackbird, 6 Wheatear (2 juvenile), 4 Whitethroat, 3 Great Tit, 3 Jackdaw, 2 Rook, 8 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 14 House Sparrow, 7 Linnet, 4 Rabbit, 1 Fox, 1 Common Blue, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath, 2 Six-spot Burnet, 1 Large Yellow Underwing, 2 Drinker Moth larvae (M Scawen et al.)

Fox – Mike Scawen

Par Beach area: 4 Linnet; 1 Reed Warbler; 3 Greenfinch. (R. Barlow)

Luckett Woods: 8 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, pair Grey Wagtail with 2 fledged young (B Bosisto L Payne)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Whimbrel over, 5 remaining juv Shelduck, 3 Wigeon, 11 remaining juv Canada Goose (the 1 survivor from 2nd pr now lost), 1s Med Gull, 2 juv Blackcap, 3 Curlew, at least 1 juv Oystercatcher. (R Veal, R Butts)

Shelduck – Roger Butts

St Gothian Sands LNR: 10 pair Tufted Duck 1pr with 7 ducklings, 88 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 7 Mallard, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 20+ Sand Martin, 8 House Martin 10.45 – 11.40. (M Webb)

Tufted Duck with young – Martin Webb

Marazion Beach: 52 Dunlin, 43 Sanderling, 3 Ringed Plover 13.30 – 13.50. (M Webb) 39 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover,45 Sanderling, 11 Black-headed Gull, 9 Mediterranean Gull this evening. (S. Rogers)

Med Gull – Steve Rogers

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Linnet, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 (m, juv) Stonechat, 4 Dunnock, 3 Grey Heron 14.00 – 14.25. (M Webb)

Whipsiderry: 3 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 1 Corn Bunting, 2 Skylark, 7 Linnet, 4 Stonechat. (S Grose)

St Ives: 4+ Linnet in Barnoon cemetery again. (K Money)

Polzeath: 7+ puffins on sea around The Mouls. (E Imber)

Tuesday 11th June 2019

Late news, 10/6, Penwithick: 1 Mallard (f) eating seed for garden birds and we don’t have a pond. (K Bowers)

Mallard – Kevin Bowers

Lizard: 7 Balearic Shearwaters past Lizard Point.

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Coot (5 adult, 1 juv) 3 Kingfisher, 12 Moorhen, 51 Mallard, 3 pairs of Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Buzzard, 3 Jay, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Call Duck type with a brood of 12. (S Grose)

Monday 10th June 2019

Late news, 2/6, Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult summer plumaged Curlew Sandpiper. (P Greenstreet, per S Rogers)

Late news, 8 & 9/6 Dobwalls: Barn owl seen flying over fields next to railway, on 8th and 9th June, at 21:00 and 20:25 respectively. (C&J Duffy)

Crantock: No sign of the Greenish Warbler in an hour this morning. (S Rowe)

The Lizard: Singing male Greenish Warbler in a private garden on the south side of the village briefly but flew north. Quail singing just north of Pistil Meadows.

Marazion Beach: 32 Sanderling, all 1st summer birds, 11 Dunlin. ( S. Rogers)

Penwithick: 2 Bullfinch (1m , 1Juvenile), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (K. Bowers)

Bullfinch – Kevin Bowers

Bullfinch – Kevin Bowers

Dobwalls: Male Yellowhammer in garden. (C&J Duffy)

Boswednack: 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing Boswednack Mire this afternoon. (P Clement)

St Ives: Green Woodpecker and Grey Wagtail at a private site. (M Halliday)

Green Woodpecker – Mark Halliday

Grey Wagtail – Mark Halliday

Respryn: 2 Song Thrush (1 with food for young). (R. Barlow)

Tywardreath: 3 young Robins; 1 young Greenfinch feeding on seed spill from garden feeders. (R. Barlow)

Bodmin Moor (opposite Penquite Petcare): 1 pair Redstart feeding 3 young, 2 Cuckoo calling, 1 Mistle Thrush, 7+ Wheatear, 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger, S Williams)

Redstart – Steve Williams

Redstart – Steve Williams

Redstart – Steve Williams

Redstart – Steve Williams

The Lizard: Quail calling in cereal crop adjoining the Lighthouse NT car park. (G Adams)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Mute Swan, 3 Shelduck, 10 Canada Geese, 1 Curlew, 5
Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret at 11:30. Also 2 Oystercatcher but no sign of chicks, 2 Curlew, 1 Grey Heron,
1 Little Egret, 3 Sedge Warbler at Ryan’s Field at 11.40. (M Webb)

Grey Heron – Martin Webb

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