Wednesday 15th September 2021

Walmsley notice: There will be a work party at Walmsley on Thursday 16th from 9am until mid afternoon. Both hides will remain open but expect some noise and disturbance

Sancreed: Red-backed Shrike for 5th day, 2 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Land’s End: Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling at the complex, 1 Wryneck (along cycle track), 1 Wheatear, 5 Grey Wagtail, 4 Tree Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Redstart, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (flew south), 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Marsh Harrier (flew west out to sea). (T Phelps)

Treeve Moor: 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtail. (T Phelps)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 34 Canada Geese, 7 Cattle Egret, 13 Moorhen, 2 Shoveler, 4 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Great White Egret (flew along Chapel Amble towards Wadebridge), 6 Curlew flew over the reserve, 1 Grey Wagtail, numerous Pied Wagtail and Mallard. Good number of Swallows still feeding.  (D Sharp).

Marsh Harrier, Deena Sharp

Mute Swan, Deena Sharp

Botallack: Turtle Dove. (J Waldon)

Nanquidno: 4 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear, 1 Wryneck, 2 Chough. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Pendeen: 1 Wryneck again at the lower car park. (A Maddern, J Rowe)

Wryneck, Alison Maddern

Wryneck, John Rowe

Wryneck, John Rowe

Nanjizal: 87 trapped and ringed including: 43 Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff, 9 Sedge Warbler, 8 Robin, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Tree Pipit, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler. Also 1 Greenshank, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Tree Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Whinchat, 3 Wryneck in or around the valley. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson, J Overfield, N Ward, R Veal)

Kingsmill lake: 32 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 15+ Greenshank, 10+ Redshank, 59 Curlew, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Sandwich Tern, 16 Little Egret, 19 Shelduck, 7 Mallard, 6 Cormorant, 400+ Black-headed Gull & 1 Wheatear (P Kemp)

Devoran Quay: Osprey at 12.25 circling opposite Tallacks Creek. (T Pinfield)

Osprey, Tim Pinfield

Stithians: 2 Ruff, 11 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 3 Wheatears, 50+ Alba Wagtails, 5 Curlew from Stuart Hutchings hide. (T Pinfield)

Newbridge: 2-3 Hobby North Road junction to Pendeen (J Waldon); 2 Snipe in valley (D Flumm)

Foxhole: 5 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk (1m+1f), 2 Hobby, 6 Stonechat, 1 Whinchat. (R Hollis)

St Ives Island (08:15 – 09:15): 5 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 20 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Wheatear, Greenshank over town. (G Jones).

Wadebridge: 1 Dipper at Polmorla. (T Nightingale) Also 1 Bar Headed Goose flying with Canada Geese (R Bullman)

Rosenannon Downs: Tree Pipit over. (P McVey)

Park Head: 18 Chough, 7 Wheatear. (G. Blinch)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Sandwich Terns (S Murnan) Also a juv Wood Sandpiper at the millpond. (M Ahmad) Carnsew Basin: 4 Little Stint, 30+ Dunlin and c5 Ringed Plover. (T Mills)

Sandwich Tern, Steve Murnan

Hayle: 1 Wood Sandpiper at the Millpond (M Ahmad), still present late afternoon. (T Mills)

Loe Pool: 1 Osprey. (I Maclean)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 260 Canada goose, 5 Mute swan, 2 Shelduck, 7 Mallard, 1 Mandarin duck, 7 Wood pigeon, 1 Collared dove, 55 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 3 Ringed plover, 220 Curlew, 11 Black-tailed godwit, 7 Dunlin, 1 Common sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 150 Black-headed gull, 2 Great black-backed gull, 110 Herring gull, 6 Cormorant, 3 Grey heron, 33 Little egret, 4 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine falcon, 1 Magpie, 27 Jackdaw, 3 Rook, 15 Carrion crow, 2 Raven, 2 Blue tit, 3 Great tit, 8 Swallow, 11 House martin, 4 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 5 House sparrow, 1 Grey wagtail, 7 Large white, 8 Red admiral, 2 Painted lady, 1 Comma, 2 Small tortoiseshell, 5 Speckled wood. (M Scawen et al).

St Gothian: Black-necked Grebe reported still

Late submission, 14/9, Drift Reservoir: 1 Osprey, 2 Kingfisher. (R Chiffers)

Kingfisher, Robin Chiffers

Osprey, Robin Chiffers

Late submission, 14/9, Pendeen: 5 Wheatear, 2 Chough, 1 Small Copper. (M James)

Wheatear, Mark James

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Wednesday 25th August 2021

Walmsley notice: There will be a work party at Walmsley on Thursday 26th from 9am until mid afternoon. Both hides will remain open but expect some noise and disturbance.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Glossy Ibis at c11:30am then flew off. (T Sykes) Also 4 Wigeon, c40 Teal, juv Golden Plover, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Wheatear and 1 blonde Curlew. (R Veal)

St Anthony Head, Roseland: possible Short-toed Lark flew over 0845. (A Roberts)

Stithians: juv Little Stint, juv Garganey, juv Wood Sandpiper, juv Little Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 4 Dunlin 7 Curlew, 1 Shoveler, 9 Teal, 3 Raven, 1 Sparrowhawk. (I Grant, F Were, T Wilson, S Rowe et al)

Little Stint, Tony Wilson

Little Ringed Plover, Tony Wilson

Wood Sandpiper, Tony Wilson

St Agnes: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Garden Warbler, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper. (G Lawlor)

Camel Estuary: Minimum of 3 Curlew Sandpiper on the estuary today. 2 (1ad) at Dinham Flats and the other at Old Town Cove. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary: juv Marsh harrier, 1 Cattle Egret, c30 Dunlin, 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Lapwing, c80 Mallard, 16 Moorhen, 1 Pintail, 16 Ringed Plover, c20 Sand Martin, 2 Shoveler, 2 Snipe, c10 Swallow, c20 Teal, 3 Whinchat, 1 Wood sandpiper, 5 Gadwall. (A Langdon)

Marsh Harrier, Adrian Langdon

Land’s End: 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 f/imm Marsh Harrier, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Pendeen: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Snipe, 23 Oystercatcher, 2 Whinchat, 6 Pied Flycatcher, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Wheatear. (K Aspden, A Bayly, P Combridge)

Cot Valley: juv Marsh Harrier, 8 Tree Pipit, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Golden Plover. (N Wheatley)

Nanjizal: 10 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff , 3 Blackcap, 13 Whitethroat, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 11 Sedge Warbler, 19 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 14 Robin & 1 Common Redstart trapped and ringed. Also 5 Yellow Wagtail, 18 Tree Pipit, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Coot, 1 Nightjar. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson, B Bosisto)

Gwenvor: 2 Little Ringed Plover over. (K Wilson)

Porth Joke: 3 Pied Flycatcher, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 13 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 12 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Bullfinch, 6 Greenfinch, c40 Linnet, c30 Goldfinch. (S Rowe)

Penhale Sands: 1 Whinchat. (L Sampson)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Osprey flying towards the estuary. (D Julian)

Siblyback: 2 juv Yellow Wagtail, 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 3cy Yellow Legged Gull, 22 Teal & 150+ House Martin (P Kemp)

Crowdy Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Wheatear, 1 female Hen Harrier, 1 Raven. (A Piper)

Downderry: 0640-0800, a Common Scoter, 10 Balearic Shearwaters, at least 11 Manx Shearwaters, and 11 Mediterranean Gulls west. A juvenile Yellow-legged Gull on beach briefly. 10 Swallows east over the sea. (A Payne)

Kingsmill Lake: 2 juv Knot, 7 Dunlin, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Greenshank, 3 Whimbrel & an adult Sandwich Tern (P Kemp)

Colliford Lake: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 1 Peregrine, Pied and White Wagtails.  (D Sharp). Also 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 House Martin, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Cormorant, 7 Pied Wagtails, 3 Magpie, 1 Buzzard, 2 Stonechat (m&f), 7 Canada Geese, 15 Linnet in a flock, numerous Swallow, Clouded Yellow. (C&J Duffy)

Wood Sandpiper, Deena Sharp

Wood Sandpiper, Deena Sharp

Calstock embankment pools: 2 Green Sandpiper, 11 Mallard, 12 Herring Gull, 4 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (A. Parker)

Penzance: 3 Swift. (J Ruhrmund) Also Lesser Emperor on Wherrytown boating lake. (L Proctor)

Mawgan Porth: 3 Mediterranean Gull (ad, 2 1w), 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Tree Pipit. (C Auld)

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

Foxhole: adult Mediterranean Gull, 12 Black-headed Gull feeding on flying ants above private garden. (B Bosisto)

Nanpean: 15 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck. (B Bosisto)

Mount’s Bay: 3 Storm Petrel, ad Arctic Tern, c10 Common Tern and many hirundines offshore. (M Elliott)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe. Also c10 Common Tern, 5 Sandwich Tern offshore. (P Fraser)

Newbridge: Green Sandpiper. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 1 Whinchat, 4 Blackcap, 3 Willow Warbler. (D Flumm)

Penzance: Sanderling, 3 Turnstone (N Sluman)

Gwynver to Nanquido: 5 Wheatear, 9 Stonechat, Raven, Whitethroat, 4 Buzzard (N Sluman)

Rumps and Pentire: 2 Wood pigeon, 2 Oystercatcher, 7 Black-headed gull, 1 Great black-backed gull, 45 Herring gull, 4 Fulmar, 12 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 2 Kestrel, 7 Carrion crow, 11 Swallow, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Wren, 2 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 5 Rock pipit, 50+ Linnet, 9 Goldfinch, 1 Grey seal, 5 Large white, 2 Small copper, 11 Common blue, 5 Red admiral, 1 Painted lady, 6 Small tortoiseshell, 4 Wall brown, 4 Gatekeeper, 5 Meadow brown, 3 Small heath. (M Scawen et al)

Porthgwarra: 36 Balearic Shearwater reported past 1800-2000.

Pendeen: 47 Balearic Shearwater reported past.

Late news, 24/8, St Agnes: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (G Lawlor)

Late news, 24/8, Coverack: 3 Mediterranean Gull. (C Auld)

Late news, 23/8, Watergate Bay: 3 Chough between here and Mawgan Porth. (C Auld)

Late news, 24/8, Lizard: Balearic Shearwater reported past.

Wednesday 11th August

Porthgwarra (06:00-10:45): 34 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel, juv Arctic Tern (I Prentice, S Rogers, G Taylor, D Parker, N Rogers, T McGowan, R Archer et al) 11:00-13:15: 71 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater. (R&I Archer, R Veal, J Overfield)

Chynhalls Point, Coverack (08:15-10:00): 1 Cory’s Shearwater South, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 60+ Manx Shearwater, 31 Mediterranean Gulls and a Chough. (D. Wood)

Lamorna, Tater-du (06:50-12:50): 76 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Common Scoter, 2 Whimbrel. (M McKee)

East Pentire, Newquay (07:45-09:00): 13 Balearic Shearwater, c5000 Manx Shearwater, 4 Common Scoter, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Ringed Plover. (S Rowe)

St Ives Island (07.30-08.30): 6 Common Scoter W, 3 Little Egret E, 1 Sooty Shearwater. (G Jones) Balearic Shearwater reported past 10:00-12:00

Downderry (0645-0810): heading west 490 Gannet, 10 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Mediterranean Gull, and 1 Kittiwake. (A Payne)

Lowland Point, Coverack (08.30-09.30): 6 Sooty Shearwater, only 15 Manx Shearwater, 300 Gannet, 9 Kittiwakes, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Common Sandpipers, 2 Whimbrel.(R Evershed)

Swanpool, Falmouth (late evening): 1 Scaup (m). (R Evershed)

Nanjizal: 143 new ringed including 1cy Melodious Warbler, 80 Sedge Warbler, 30 Whitethroat, 7 Reed Warbler, 7 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. Also 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 1+ Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 3 Chough over. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson, J Overfield, R Veal)

Gannel Estuary: 5 Little Egret, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 11 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Canada Geese, 4 juvenile Shelduck, 2 Mallard, 37 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 7 Black-tailed Godwits, 17 Redshank, 14 Greenshank, 5 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 30 Herring Gulls, 59 Black-headed Gulls, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, Crows, Rooks, Jackdaws, 1 Woodpigeon (A. Parker)

Millpool (private garden): Green Woodpecker juvenile probing in lawn for ants, stayed from 13.15 till 13.52, arrived ahead of steady drizzle with a loud “yaffle”, then returned at 16.20. (M Claughton)

Siblyback Reservoir: 6 Greylag Geese (including one with blue tag), 10 Little Grebe, Curlew, 6 Pied Wagtail. (R Napp)

Dobwalls: 7 Swift (C&J Duffy)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: c50 Ringed Plover, c40 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 6 Common Sandpiper, 5 Whimbrel, juv Bar-tailed Godwit, ad Little Grebe. (R Veal)

Rumps and Pentire: 1 Mallard (+6 duckling), 3 Wood pigeon, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Great black-backed gull, 35 Herring gull, 3 Fulmar, 45 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 3 Kestrel, 7 Carrion crow, 15 Swallow, 1 Wren, 45 Starling, 2 Stonechat, 1 Rock pipit, 20 Linnet, 8 Goldfinch, 1 Grey seal, 2 Large white, 4 Wall brown, 4 Gatekeeper, 2 Meadow brown. (M Scawen et al)

Falmouth Bay: 13 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater from pelagic.

Lizard Point: 30 Balearic Shearwater, 7 Sooty Shearwater by 10:25. Also 54 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Sooty Shearwater 1330-1730.

Late photos, 10/8, Siblyback: Wood Sandpiper and Little Ringed Plover. (K Pellow)

Wood Sandpiper, Keith Pellow

Little Ringed Plover, Keith Pellow

Late submission, 10/8, Probus by-pass: 1 Swift over. (A Nicholson)

Late submission, 10/8, Par Beach Pool: 1 Mediterranean Gull. (A Nicholson)

Late submission, 10/8, Par Beach: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern. (A Nicholson)

Late submission, 10/8, Goonhilly Downs: 1 Green Sandpiper and a male Red-veined Darter. (D. Wood)

Wednesday 4th August 2021

Camel Estuary, Dinham Flats: Buff-breasted Sandpiper this afternoon. (D Julian)

Newlyn: Hooded Crow along Gurnick Road. (B Oates)

Nanpean: Tree Sparrow flew east at 8:20am. (B Bosisto)

Clapper Marshes: Wood Sandpiper still. (D Julian)

FalmouthSwanpool lake: Drake Scaup in eclipse still present. (T Wilson)

Siblyback: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper & 1 3CY Yellow-legged Gull (P Kemp)

Tresemple Pool: 11 Greenshank, 40 Redshank, 44 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 1 adult plus 7 juvenile Shelduck (D Eva)

Bradford: 3 Common Redstart (1 ad male, 2 juv – perhaps from separate broods). (K Dalziel)

Redstart, Kate Dalziel

Redstart, Kate Dalziel

Carbilly: 1 juvenile Northern Wheatear. (K Dalziel)

Wheatear, Kate Dalziel

King Arthur’s Downs: Black Darters breeding on bog pools, also Small Red Damselfly, Keeled Skimmer and Four-spotted Chaser. (K Dalziel)

Bodmin Moor: juv Cuckoo. (S Sanderson)

Polgigga: 2 Green Sandpiper over this afternoon. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra – Trevilley: 26 Sedge Warbler, 6 Willow Warbler, c20 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler, c200 Linnet. (R Veal)

Rumps and Pentire: 3 Woodpigeon, 5 Oystercatcher, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 45 Herring Gull, 5 Fulmar, 120 Gannet, 7 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Marsh Harrier (juvenile), 6 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 4 Skylark, 8 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 4 Whitethroat, 50 Starling, 1 Robin, 4 Stonechat, 5 Wheatear, 3 House Sparrow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 7 Rock Pipit, 35 Linnet, 25 Goldfinch, 3 Small Skipper, 7 Large White, 6 Common Blue, 2 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock, 1 Dark-green Fritillary, 4 Wall Brown, 15 Gatekeeper, 15 Meadow Brown, 12 Six-spot Burnet (M Scawen et al)

Late news, 3/8, Trevilley: 2cy Iceland Gull still present. (R Veal)

Late news, 3/8, Porthgwarra: Sooty Shearwater and 5 Balearic Shearwater reported past.

Scillonian news: Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater reported offshore Land’s End this evening.

Wednesday 14th July 2021

Porthgwarra: fem Red-backed Shrike around stonewall late morning. (M Wallace)

St Austell: Rose-coloured Starling in garden. (J Shand)

Bude: Rose-coloured Starling reported at Maer Lake at 1538.

Downderry: 0525-0700, 119 Manx Shearwater moving east and 46 west. Also moving west were 35 Gannet, a Greenshank, a Dunlin, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 51 Black-headed Gull and 35 Swift. This afternoon a Quail singing nearby. (A Payne)

Truro River: 1 Common Sandpiper (N. Watmough)

Lowertown, Helston: ad and juv Green woodpecker, 1 Dipper (A Witheywood)

St Erth: Carrion crow family of 2 adults and 4 young, 2 adult Goldfinch feeding 2 juveniles, young House Sparrow being fed by adults plus a Stoat. (D King)

Liskeard: 20+ House Sparrow (adult & Juveniles), 2 Greenfinches,  5 Goldfinches (adult & Juveniles), 4 Siskin (2 adult, 2 juveniles), 7 Swift, 8 House Martin, 1 Wood pigeon.  All in or over the garden. (D Sharp)

Goldfinch, Deena Sharp

Kensey Valley: 6 adult Common Buzzard sharing the same air space over our garden today at 13.15, young Siskins now in garden. (N Bastin)

Siskin, Nigel Bastin

Nanjizal: 58 trapped and ringed including 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 recently fledged Garden Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 12 Sedge Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 11 Chiffchaff. (K Wilson, J Overfield, R Veal) 2 Quail flushed at 0630. (R Wilkins)

Rumps and Pentire: 4 Fulmar, 2 Gannet, 12 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine falcon, 8 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-headed gull, 40 Herring gull, 6 Great black-backed gull, 4 Guillemot, 4 Wood pigeon, 2 Swift, 6 Skylark, 15 Swallow, 11 Rock pipit, 2 Meadow pipit, 1 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 4 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 50+ Rook, 50+ Carrion crow, 24 Starling, 3 House sparrow, 9 Goldfinch, 35 Linnet, 3 Grey seal, 4 Small skipper, 5 Large white, 5 Small copper, 1 Common blue, 1 Red admiral, 1 Painted lady, 1 Dark-green fritillary, 4 Gatekeeper, 18 Meadow brown, 3 Small heath, 2 Ringlet, 25 Six-spot burnet. (M Scawen et al)

Newquay: 1 Sparrowhawk at speed into zoo this eve. (S Grose)

Feock: 30 screaming Swift. (R Smith)

Hayle, Copperhouse Creek: 1 female Ruddy Shelduck, 2 (fem & juv) Shelduck, 20 Canada Geese, 6 Mallards, 2 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 7 (2ad, 5 juv) Swallow 10.15 – 11.45. (M Webb)

Ruddy Shelduck, Martin Webb

Ruddy Shelduck, Martin Webb

Curlew, Martin Webb

Oystercatcher, Martin Webb

Late submission, 12/7, Trewavas: 5 Raven, 20+ Kittiwakes on cliff. (M Pegrum)

Late submission, 13/7, Golitha Falls: Spotted Flycatcher. (M Pegrum)

Wednesday 30th June 2021

Penzance, Pelagic trip (14 miles off coast): 1 Wilson’s Storm Petrel, 3 Sooty Shearwater, c80 Manx Shearwater, c60 Fulmar, c100 Gannets, c10 Blue Shark. (J Howells)

Wilson’s Petrel, Josh Howells

Wilson’s Petrel, Josh Howells

Blue Shark, Josh Howells

Land’s End: Osprey 2 miles offshore. (M Blows)

Newquay Boating lake: 2 prs of Reed Warbler. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Raven, 6 ad Black headed Gull, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Painted lady. (S Grose)

Lewinnick Cove: 1pr Kestrel feeding 1 juv, 8 Fulmar, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Rock Pipit. (S Grose)

Newquay Golf Course: 1 pr Skylark, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Common Lizard. (S Grose)

Bosporthennis, north of Madron: Pair Yellowhammer (male singing), 2 pairs Stonechat with broods 2 & 3 fledglings. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: Common Sandpiper (first returning bird here), 20 Mallard incl fem with 7 very young ducklings. (D Flumm)

Rumps and Pentire Point: 2 Fulmar, 2 Gannet, 3 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 4 Oystercatcher, 35 Herring gull, 5 Great black-backed gull, 12 Puffin, 30+ Guillemot, 10+ Razorbill, 5 Wood pigeon, 8 Skylark, 5 Swallow, 8 Rock pipit, 5 Meadow pipit, 2 Robin, 3 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 1 Wheatear, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Jackdaw, 35 Rook, 30 Carrion crow, 8 House sparrow, 8 Goldfinch, 8 Linnet, 1 Grey seal, 1 Large skipper, 8 Large white, 6 Small copper, 4 Common blue, 2 Red admiral, 1 Painted lady, 2 Small tortoiseshell, 18 Meadow brown, 6 Small heath, 16 Six-spot burnet. (M Scawen et al.)

Nanjizal: 113 trapped and ringed on CES visit this morning, including: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Reed Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 9 Whitethroat, 10 Blackcap, recently fledged Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 45 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch. Also 1 Sand Martin, 1 Siskin. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson, J Overfield, R Veal)

Newquay Golf Course: 4 Curlew. (D Kendle)

Late news, 29/6, Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 3m Tufted Duck, 48 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant. (R Mudge)

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.)