Tuesday 7th July 2020

Late news, 6/7, Downderry: 1 Great Northern Diver, 12 Balearic Shearwaters, at least 65 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Arctic Skua, 8 Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Kittiwakes, and 7 Sandwich Terns. (A Payne)

Downderry: moving west 0600-0730, numbers included over 400 Manx Shearwaters, 16 Balearic Shearwaters, 6 Sandwich Terns and 12 Mediterranean Gulls. Later, 1755-1920, over 1000 Manx Shearwaters, 11 Balearic Shearwaters, 6 Mediterranean Gulls and 6 Razorbills west. Also 10 Common Scoters east. (A Payne)

Liskeard: 2 Crossbills over at 08:55, heading south. (D Julian)

Traboe area: 1 Green Sandpiper on farm pond (A Williams)

Green Sandpiper- A Williams

Gweek: 6 Common Sandpiper, 23 Shelduck (in two groups 2 adults + 13 juv, 2 adults + 6 juv), 3 Redshank, 4 Curlew. (J St Ledger)

juvenile Shelduck- J St Ledger

Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 Lapwing. (J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir: 12 Great Crested Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Porthgwarra (1540-1710): 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Puffin (G Lawlor, N R Rogers)

Minions Hurlers: 3 Skylark,1 Stonechat,1 Meadow Pipit ( D Hastilow)

Mount Hawke: 2 recently fledged Blackcap at 15.00. 4 Jay (2 adults with 2 recently fledged young) at 15.30. (PC Girling)

Coverack: 22 Mediterranean Gull on the rocks at mid-tide. Single Ocean Sunfish close-in off the Paris Hotel (M Grantham)

Loe Pool: 5 Great Crested Grebe plus 1 juvenile,1 Coot plus 2 juvenile, 12 Reed Warbler plus 3 juvenile, 1 Kingfisher. (G Adams)

St Keverne: 25 + mixed group of Swallows and House Martins (The most I’ve seen together this year). Including 5 Swallows with 3 fledglings being feed by parents. (H Norton)

Towan Head: Steady passage of Manx shearwater, Mother and calf Porpoise feeding off point from 8:15am -9:00 a m. (M Lammas I Boreham)

Rock:  1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Hummingbird hawk Moth from private garden. (S Grose)

Crowdy Reservoir: 3 Treecreeper, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Mistle Thrush, 7 Tufted Duck, 4 Great crested Grebe, 10 Crossbill, 11 Siskin, 5 Buzzard,4 Spotted Flycatcher. (S Grose)

Davidstow Woods: 17 Crossbill, 3 Mistle Thrush, 7 Raven over. (S Grose)

 

 

 

Sunday 5th July 2020

Late News, 4/7, Coverack: 4 Common Scoter in the bay (3m, 1f). (D Wood)

Lizard Point: 1 Cory’s Shearwater lingering. (I Maclean)

Drift Reservoir: 130 Swift and 4 Tufted Duck. (D Flumm)

Pendeen: Wilson’s Petrel past at 06:18. (P Combridge) Probable Wilson’s Petrel, 14 Storm Petrel and 4 Puffin 06:30 – 10:00. (R Wilkins)

Porthgwarra: 3 Sooty Shearwater, 9 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 5 Puffin, 2 Arctic Tern and 1 Sandwich Tern. (B Mellow et al)

St Ives: 1 Storm Petrel reported at 10:30.

Scorrier: Red Kite over at 10:50. (R Copeland)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 1900 Canada Goose, 4 Cormorant, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven,43 Carrion Crow, 27 Jackdaw, 3 Magpie, 45 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Stonechat, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, 1 Wren, 2 Reed Bunting ,13 Wheatear(10 juvs) and 2 Meadow Brown. No birds were present on Dozmary Pool. (DA Conway)

St Agnes (07:30-10:00): 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Storm Petrel, 6,855 Manx Shearwater, 68 Gannet, 27 Fulmar, 8 Kittiwake, 98 Auks. (P Roseveare)

Towan Head: c. 10000 Manx Shearwater this am. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull late pm (S Rowe)

Chynhalls Point, Coverack, (08:15-10:30): 410 Manx Shearwater, 28 Balearic Shearwater (including a flock of 9, 8 of which settled on the sea), 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 40+ Kittiwake, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Fulmar, 30+ auk, mostly Razorbill, steady passage of Gannet and a family party of Stonechat. Also, 18 Mediterranean Gulls (11 adults, 4 2cy, 3 1cy) on rocks at high tide this morning. (D Wood)

Downderry (0540-0820): 1 Great crested Grebe, 590+ Gannet, 39 Balearic Shearwater, 24 Manx Shearwater, 7 Fulmar, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua and 1 Kittiwake. Also 1 Mediterranean Gull east. (A Payne)

Falmouth Docks: 3 Herring Gull, 1 with blue plastic ring on left leg :W109, 1 with blue plastic ring on right leg :W071,1 with blue plastic ring on right leg W:038. (S Grose)

Swanpool: 1 Buzzard, 1 pr of Mute Swan with 6 Cygnets, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 21 Coot, 8 Little Grebe, 9 Tufted Duck. (S Grose)

Swanvale: 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Perranarworthal: 1 Common Sandpiper on the estuary opp Norway Inn. (S Grose)

Penhale Point: 150+ Linnet. (S Grose)

Penryn River: 5 Little Egret, 1 Whimbrel, 17 Curlew, 12 Redshank, 12 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 28 Black-headed Gull, 47 Herring Gull. (J St Ledger)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Kingfisher, 5 Jays looks to be a family, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Wagtail. (R Mudge)

Cowlands Creek, Truro: 3 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank. (R Augarde)

Penwithick (private garden): 2 Robin, 6 Chaffinch, 5 Starling, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Jay , 8 Long-Tailed Tit (6 adult, 2 Juvenile), 3 Bullfinch (1f, 2m), 4 Blue Tit (1 adult, 3 Juvenile), 1 Siskin, 9 House Sparrow,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (K Bowers)

Jay – Kevin Bowers

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Kevin Bowers

Long-tailed Tit – Kevin Bowers

Siskin – Kevin Bowers

Bullfinch – Kevin Bowers

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Wednesday 1st July 2020

Late news, 30/6, Downderry: 06:05-09:10, some overlap with Paul Kemp, but would add 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 94 Gannets and 18 Manx Shearwaters. Also 13:40-15:50, 160 Gannets, 250+ Manx Shearwaters, 1 Arctic Skua and 10 Razorbills. (A Payne)

Late news, 30/6,Tresillian: 4 Swift over the village. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 30/6, Porthgwarra: 5 Puffin, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 15:00 to 17:00 (N R Rogers)

Lizard Point: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (D Collins)

Truro: 2 juv Bullfinch in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Freathy: 1 Arctic Skua and 6 Raven this morning. (M Jordan)

Siblyback: 3 adult & 2 juv Little Ringed Plover, c.360 Canada Geese, 9 Cormorant, Green Woodpecker, c.15 Swift, c.20 Sand Martin and many Swallow. Also many Siskin. (P Kemp)

Little Ringed Plover, Deena Sharp

Redruth: Red Kite over north Carn Marth heading towards Chiverton (ENE) at 17.40. (M Greenhalgh)

Towan head (8:00-10:00): 100’s of Manx Shearwater, 20 auks (largely Razorbill), 12 Gannet including 5 juv, 2 Fulmar, 10 Linnet. (S Finch)

Tresillian Tresemple Pool: 31 Curlew, 29 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher. (A Nicholson)

Tresillian River: I Common Sandpiper, 20 Shelduck, plus pair with 8 ducklings still. (A Nicholson) 2 Dipper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail; recently fledged  young included 2 Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Shelduck, 5 Mute Swan. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua, 08:15 to 10:00 (N R Rogers)

Lostwithiel: 1 Dipper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Chiffchaff, 1f Sparrowhawk being mobbed by Swallows, 3 Coal Tit, 21 Long-tailed Tit, 9 Siskin, 1 Buzzard, 3 Blackcap, 3 Hummingbird Hawk Moth from Restormel Manor /Duchy Woodland. (S Grose)

Rejerrah: 11 Red legged Partridge from Scotland Road. (S Grose)

St Just: 1 Curlew east over Leswidden (near St Just) this afternoon. (J Branscombe)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 17 Redshank, 40 Curlew (inlcunding ringed Curlew, right leg Red A, left White S which has been a regular at Devoran for at least the last 3 years), 5 Shelduck (inc 3 juvenile), 5 Mediterranean Gull (inc 1 2nd winter), 90+ Black-headed Gull (inc 2 juvenile), 24 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron. (J St Ledger)

Black-headed Gull, John St Ledger

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Tuesday 30th June 2020

Downderry (7.30-11.00): 21 Gannet, 2 Fulmar, 3 ad Med Gulls, 3 Kittiwake, 9 Guillemot, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, all moving west. (P Kemp)

Kingsmill Lake: 9 Oystercatcher, 24 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 51 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 7 Shelduck, 8 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 2cy Lesser Black-backed Gull, c.150 Herring Gull & c.260 Black-headed Gull (P Kemp)

Whitecross, Newquay, Garden birds: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 pr Dunnock chasing each other, 4 Robin, 2 Ad 2 juv, 12 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 3 Wren, 6 Swallow, 8 House Martin, 6 Swift, 3 Greenfinch, 5 Chaffinch, 8 Sparrow, 1 F Blackcap, 2 Buzzard, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 males calling, 4 Skylark and 1 pr Blackbirds, f carrying nesting material. 1 Hummingbird hawk-moth. (S and D Thomas)

Truro: 1 juv. Siskin in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Camel Estuary: 4 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 42 Little Egret (B Bosisto)

Porthgwarra: 3 Pomarine Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 16 Storm Petrel (Birdguides) 1 Storm Petrel, 1000+ Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Great Skua, 4 Pomm Skua, 2 immature dark Long-tailed Skua, 15 Puffin, 2 sandwich Tern and 4 Med Gull between 10:30 and 14:00 when the fog closed in. (M Elliott)

Tater-du: 06:35-12:35; 4 Pomarine Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Balearic Shearwater, 17 Storm Petrel, 5 Puffin, 5 Common Scoter, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 43 Kittiwake (M Mckee)

 

Sunday 28th June 2020

Retallack/St Wenn Area: 1 adult female Red-footed Falcon in the vicinity although mobile and elusive. (P Roseveare et al)

Trevose Head; 3 hour sea watch: 15,264 Manx Shearwater, 14 Fulmar, 36 Kittiwake, 14 Fulmar, 14 Puffin, 1 Storm Petrel , 1 Ocean Sunfish. (B Bosisto)

Porthgwarra, 6.20 – 12.00: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 2 Artic Skua, 1 Puffin. (R Wilkins, B Mellow & P Clements)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 31 Black headed Gull, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff, 11 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Carlyon Bay: 13 Eider on rocks. (S Grose)

Eiders – Shaun Grose

Lostwithiel: 1 Treecreeper,1 Marsh Tit, 3 Coal Tit, 12 Siskin, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff from Restormal Manor. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 3 Common Sandpiper, 12 Great Crested Grebe +4 Juv, 8 Coot +3 Juv, 8 Grey Wagtail on the dam wall. (S Grose)

The Mouls: 9 Puffin on water Also 17 Sunfish passing towards Pentire Point. (J St Ledger)

Carnsew Pool: sum plum Little Grebe. (R Veal)

Nanjizal: 2 Green Sandpiper. (K Wilson)

​Feock: Many Juveniles in the garden including 2 Robin, Blackbird, Goldfinches, House Sparrows and 3 Chaffinches including 1 with white flash on nape of neck. (K Dalziel)

Robin – K Dalziel

Chaffinch – K Dalziel

Blackbird – K Dalziel

Illogan: Hummingbird Hawk Moth. (J Baker)

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Friday 26th June 2020

Late news, 25/6, Coverack: 10 Crossbill over Penmarth Farm Campsite. 3+ Grasshopper Warbler on Crousa Downs. (D. Beadle)

Helston: Adult Rosy Starling in a private garden. (G Watson)

Rosy Starling – Geoff Watson

Rosy Starling – Geoff Watson

 

Carharrack: 18 Crossbill over (F Bell)

Bradford Bridge; Bodmin Moor: 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Marsh Tit, 3 Siskin (B Bosisto)

Crowdy Reservoir: 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Crossbill (B Bosisto)

Porthgwarra: Single juvenile Wheatear on cliffs beside stone wall. (JH & K Dalziel)

Stithians Reservoir: Willow Warblers feeding 4 young in nest (a rare second brood), 1 Kingfisher (D Eva)

Siblyback Reservoir: 50+ Canada Geese, 3 Cormorant, 1 Siskin, 1 Spotted flycatcher, 1 Song Thrush, numerous swallows over lake, (heard blackcap, willow warbler and chiffchaff). (D Sharp)

Siblyback Reservoir: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, two at north end and one by climbing frame south end. (C Buckland)

Spotted Flycatcher – Chris Buckland

Spotted Flycatcher – Deena Sharp

Lostwithiel Shire Hall Moor: 2 Reed Bunting, 2 males singing; Sedge Warbler, Ringlet and Meadow Brown butterflies. (E Mayhew)

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Thursday 25th June 2020

Late news, 24/6, Temple: 2 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 2 Woodpigeon, 3 Magpie, 3 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Blackbird. 1 Song Thrush, 1 Chaffinch. (RB & PC Girling)

Helston: Adult Rosy Starling with group of adult and juvenile Starlings at bird feeder in a private garden this afternoon. (G Watson)

Nanjizal: 48 Crossbill over (24, 16 & 8), also Redwing and first dispersing juv Garden Warbler. (K Wilson)

Sancreed: Crossbills over but heard only. (D Flumm)

Treverven: 1 Crossbill over. (J Ryan)

Carharrack: 6 Crossbill over. (F Bell)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 9 Redshank (7 Copperhouse, 2 Ryan’s Field), 1 Common Sandpiper, 48 Curlew, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Wheatear. (G Lawlor, R Veal) Ryan’s field: 13 Med Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Redshank this evening. (P St Pierre)

Wadebridge: 4 Crossbill over and another 2 flocks heard only. (D Julian)

Sennen: 12 Crossbill. (K Wilson)

Little Kelynack: 1 Crossbill over. (C Moore)

Restronguet: 11 Crossbill. (J Chapple)

Polgigga: 1 Crossbill over at 11:45 and 13 in the pines at 17:00, 2 more in trees at duck pond 20.10. (M Wallace)

Trethewey: 12 Crossbill presumed same as Polgigga. (K Wilson)

Croft Pascoe: 30 Crossbill (S Van Hear)

Treverva, nr Falmouth: 10 Crossbill over east, c 1 mile west of Treverva at 10:15am. (D Chaney)

Cardinham woods, Callywith Trail: 25+ flock of Crossbill this afternoon. (C Mason)

Calenick Creek: 2 Shelduck and 4 ducklings (D Eva)

Mount Hawke: 1 Jay on mixed seed garden feeder at 17.15. (RB & PC Girling)

Goldsithney, Friendship Woods: Crossbills still present (no drinking puddles), i juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker. (T Mills)

Great Spotted Woodpecker (juvenile), Tony Mills

Great Spotted Woodpecker (juvenile), Tony Mills

Camelford: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Crossbill. B Bosisto)

Constantine: 1 Crossbill over at 9am. (D Collins)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Willow Tit, 2 Grey Wagtail,1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan. (R Mudge)

Gyllyngvase Beach: 2 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger)