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)

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

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)



Thursday 17th June 2021

Late news 16/06 Trerulefoot: a Red Kite circling over Bake Lakes then headed west, mid-morning. (A Payne)

Late news 16/06 St Hilary: Green Woodpecker feeding young (R Chiffers)

Green Woodpecker and young, Robin Chiffers

Late news 16/06 Mount Hawke: Rosy Starling (Birdguides)

Knave-Go-By near Camborne:- 1 Green Woodpecker (D King)

Tredarvah: 1 Green Woodpecker, private garden (R Chiffers)

Green Woodpecker, Robin Chiffers

St Buryan: Pratincole sp. flew North, just West of village. (K Wilson)

Perranporth: Manx Shearwater dead on beach and 200 offshore feeding for last week. Also, Harbour Porpoise. (T Wilson)

St Just: Rosy Starling, still present at north end of Princess Street (per Twitter)

Rosy Starling, St Just, Alex McKechnie

Foxhole: drake Ring-necked Duck, 3 Coot chicks, 1 juvenile Moorhen. (B & L Bosisto)

Playing Place: Red Kite flying overhead. (T. Hall)

Truro: Red Kite, over at 08:05,  (M Dunford)

Gloweth:  Red Kite over private garden 16.30pm, small starling flock (4-6 birds), greenfinch, 2 goldfinch, 8-10 swift feeding high above. (D Gibbard)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Great Crested Grebe.(R Mudge)

St. Germans Quay: Whimbrel  (A Blonden.)

Rock, Helipad Field: 47 Linnet. (S Grose)


Wednesday 16th June 2021

Late news, 14/6, Black Rock (near Praze-an-Beeble): male Golden Oriole at Wildwood Eco Garden but no sign since. (D Rose)

Late news, 15/6, Colliford: Pink-footed Goose. (D Julian)

Crackington Haven: Rosy starling this morning flying with small group of starlings. (J & B Teague)

St Just: Rosy Starling still at North end of Princess Street. (N Wheatley)

Mount Hawke: Rosy Starling. (R Wilkins)

Sennen: Rosy Starling still this afternoon. (K Wilson)

Crowdy: Osprey in nearby pine tree. (G Waller)

Stithians: 17 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 1 male Bullfinch, 3 male Reed Bunting, 4 Great Crested Grebe, Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, number of Willow Warblers and Chiffchaff. (S Williams, T Pinfield)

Black-tailed Godwit, Stephen Williams

Bullfinch, Stephen Williams

Ruddy Shelduck, Stephen Williams

Merry Maidens: Red Kite. (D Flumm)

Red Kite, Dave Flumm

Red Kite, Dave Flumm

Bowithick: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, up to 8 Mistle Thrush, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Swift, c.6 Swallow. (H Kendall, B Bryne)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Wheatear. (H Kendall, B Bryne)

Bosigran: 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat. (B Toms)

Newquay: 3 Red Kite over Trellogan. (D Ensor)

Kingsmill lake: 1 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 6 Mallard, 2 Canada’s with 8 young & juv Peregrine with pigeon sp. prey. (P Kemp)

Tregiffian Farm: Green Woodpecker. (B Lawrence)

Newquay Boating Lake: 2 Reed Warbler, 1 ad Lesser Black backed Gull. (S Grose)

Dunmere: 3 Marsh Tit, 9+ Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, 9 Siskin, 2 Treecreeper, 6 Blackcap, 7 Grey Wagtail, 3 Kingfisher, 5 Song Thrush, 4 Jay, 7 Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Madron: Red Kite, 3 singing m Yellowhammer. (P St Pierre)

Cardinham: singing m Yellowhammer, c20 Siskin. (R Veal)

Helston: drk Scaup reported still on boating lake.

Tuesday 15th June 2021

Late News, 13/6, Helston: 8 Red Kites circling and a further 2 Red Kites at Culdrose. (C Morgado)

Late News, 14/6, Biscovey, St Blazey: 1 Red Kite. (I Bennallick)

Nanjizal: Hobby over at 13.30 and c30 Red Kites throughout the morning. (R Veal, J Overfield)

A30: Red Kite soaring over A30 between Alturnum and Callington junctions at 9.30. (J Stedman)

Callestick: Red Kite over at 12.20. (T Wilson)

Bottallack: 4 Red Kites circling low over the road to pick up road kill. (G Charman)

Laninval, west of Bodmin: 1 Red Kite. (I Bennallick)

St Just: 4 Red Kites over Carn Bosavern + Willow Warbler. (T Murray)

Eden Project: 2 Red Kites over at 9:00am. (A Wagstaff)

Levant: 15 Red Kites over fields at Nineveh at 10.40 heading towards Pendeen. (M Cavell)

Newquay: 2 Red Kites over Trellogan at 10.00am. (D Ensor)

Camborne: Red Kite over Penponds high towards Camborne. (J Souch)

St Mawgan: 2 Red Kites over to the north at 10.00am. (L Curry)

Polkerris: Red Kite up valley at 17.45. (P Blay)

Camborne: 1 Red Kite to the northwest of the town at 0923 this morning. (D King)

Sancreed: 10 Red Kite west, Garden Warbler at Trannack Farm with 12 Helmeted Guineafowl in fields. (D Flumm)

Hayle, Carnsew Pool: Red Kite. (D Flumm)

Red Kites – Gail Charman

Red Kite – Dave Flumm

Helston Boating Lake: 1 drake Scaup, 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 5 Tufted Duck, 4 broods of Coot of varying ages (5, 6, 2 and 2 chicks), Mute Swan incubating. (D Eva). Also, 2 Red Kites, escaped Ferruginous Duck and 8 Muscovey Duck. (D Flumm)

Loe Pool: Great Crested Grebe – adult with pullus and 2 other pulli independent, Mallard with 3 ducklings. (D Flumm)

Feock: Partially leucistic juvenile starling in private garden one year to the day since a completely leucistic juvenile appeared there. (K Dalziel)

Starling – Kate Dalziel

Lower Tamar Lake: 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Mallard, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Robin, 3 Nuthatch, 8 Chaffinch, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit. (R Mudge)

Roche: Hobby over north. (J Rance)

Maer Lake: Probable Cape Shelduck of unknown origin. (M Mullard)

Probable Cape Shelduck – Martin Mullard

Wadebridge: 1 Sparrowhawk East over Treraven Meadows this am. (S Grose)

St Enodoc Golf Course: m Yellowhammer (singing nr the 9th tee on the Holywell or short course). (S Grose)

Rock: 2 Sparrowhawk locking talons high over a private garden, 3 Great spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

St Dennis: 21 Swift. (J Howells)

Downderry: 26 Swifts flew west over the sea early morning. (A Payne)


Monday 14th June 2021

Late News, 13/06, Nanjizal Valley: 2nd cal Night Heron still lingering. (K Wilson)

Late News, 13/06, Trethewy: Rosy Starling. (K Wilson)

Late News, 13/06, Sennen: Rosy Starling near to the beach. (K Wilson)

Late News, 13/06, Falmouth: Rosy Starling. (RBA)

Late News, 13/06, Croft Pascoe Plantation: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Cuckoo calling late into the evening. (J Evans)

Late News, 13/06, Coverack, Crousa Downs: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1+ Cuckoo. (D Beadle)

Newquay: Black Kite between Newquay and St Newlyn East at 5.15pm. (RBA)

Lizard: 75+ Red kite between Lizard Village and Cadgwith at 9.00 am. (S Croft)

Kennack Sands, Lizard: 1 Red Kite low over the caravan site at 8.00 am. (P Welton)

Rosudgeon: 2 Red Kite at 2.30 pm. (L Bell)

Ashton: 5 Red Kite at 2.40 pm. (L Bell)

St Gothian Sands NR: Red Kite, 2 Greylag, 30 Sand Martin. 4 Black-tailed Godwit tried to land but there was too much disturbance. (D Flumm)

Black-tailed Godwit – Dave Flumm

Sand Martin – Dave Flumm

Greylag – Dave Flumm

Callestick: Red Kite over 08.50. (T Wilson)

Penstraze: Red Kite low over at 09.00. (T Wilson)

Maenporth: 2 Red Kite, Painted Lady and Golden-ringed Dragonfly. (T Wilson)

St Austell: 3 Red Kite . (S Bool)

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Red Kite and 14 Black-tailed Godwit. (A Langdon)

Perranuthnoe: 3 Red Kites over Trenow Cove. (P Gregson)

Callington: 2 Red Kites over Kelly Bray at 4.55pm. (Ellie)

Perranwell Station: Red Kite this morning. (C Lea)

Sancreed: Hobby & 9 Red Kite west during a brief break in the fog. (D Flumm)

St Just: 11 Red Kite north during a brief break in the fog. (D Flumm)

Charlestown: 3 Red Kites. (M Jones)

Probus: 1 Red Kite. (M Jones)

Probus: 1 Red Kite over at 12.45. (R Penny)

Rosudgeon: 2 Red Kite drifting this afternoon South to North. (J Evans)

Marazion: Red Kite north over Rosemount at 16.00 + Kestrel. (P Fraser)

Penryn: Red Kite over at 15.00. (J Holmes)

Trewint/Halvana:  5 Red Kites, 08.40-10.55. (B Craven)

Wadebridge: 5 Marsh Tit on bird feeders (fat balls) in private garden. (S Marquis)

Calstock: 24 Stock Dove visiting a private feeding station. (E Bennett)

Caradon Hill: 1 Buzzard, 2 Linnet, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 1 Yellowhammer (m). (C&J Duffy)

Tree Pipit – C & J Duffy

Bodmin, Roughtor: 4 Cuckoo, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Linnet, 5 Skylark, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Meadow Pipit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Bodmin, Lower Moor Plantation: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 9 Siskin, 3 Blackcap, 11 Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Crowdy Reservoir: 4 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Tufted Duck, 201 Canada Geese, 5 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Coot, 1m Tufted Duck, 1 Reed Warbler. (S Grose)

Marazion beach: 21 Mediterranean Gull mostly 1st sum. (P Fraser)

Penzance: Family, 2 adults with 4 juvenile Goldfinch on feeder (first fledglings for 2021). (T Mills)

Downderry: 9 Common Scoters and 10 Swifts flew west early morning. A Hobby near village early evening. (A Payne)

Helston boating lake: Greater Scaup and Ruddy Shelduck still. (RBA)


Sunday 13th June 2021

Late Photos, 12/06, Lizard: 

Rosy Starling – Steve Rogers

Rosy Starling – Steve Rogers

Late News, 12/06, Penmenner Rd, Lizard: 1 Rosy Starling. (J O’Sullivian)

Late News, 12/06, Caradon Hill, Bodmin Moor: 3 Cuckoo and good numbers of Yellowhammer, with at least 10 pairs seen. Also, 4 pairs Wheatear and 1 juvenile. 6 Linnet, 2 Willow Warblers and 6 Mistle Thrush. (S Sanderson)

Buttermilk Hill: 1 Little Swift, This bird was feeding above the granite outcrops from 11-35 to 11-40, before flying West towards Zennor. Also, 21 pairs of Linnet, 19 pairs of Meadow Pipit, 4 Pairs of Stonechat, 11, pairs of Whitethroat, 2 Cuckoo, 3, Common Buzzard and 5 Raven. (V Stratton)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 drake Greater Scaup, Ruddy Shelduck and Red Kite over. (B & L Bosisto)

Crousa Downs: 69 Red Kite drifted high & east this afternoon. (B & L Bosisto)

Goonhilly Downs: 1 Red Kite. (B & L Bosisto)

Porthgwarra: Turtle Dove (S & P Rogers)

Turtle Dove – Steve Rogers

Polgigga: 3 Red Kite over late afternoon. (M Wallace)

Skewjack: Red Kite over early afternoon. (M Wallace)

Pendeen: 7 Crossbill flew east calling and a 2nd calendar-year Hobby over south of the village this morning. (P Combridge)

Porthmeor: 1m Yellowhammer singing on slopes of Carn Galver above Bosigran Farm. (J Hawkey)

Stithians Lake: 1 Black Tailed Godwit. (S Ford)

Falmouth: 2 Raven at Pendennis Point, 3 Swift circling and calling above the seafront. (E Tackley)

Penryn: Red Kite over and heading south. (J Holmes)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 2 Siskin on garden feeder and a Cuckoo in Poldice Valley for 10th day. (B Toms)

St Agnes: 14 Red Kite over this evening. (G Lawler)

Truro: 2 Swift over private garden. (D Jenkins)

Callestick: 4 Red Kites over heading west late afternoon. (T Wilson)

Probus: A very pale Buzzard with lots of white plumage flew over A390 at 1405hrs and into trees near entrance to Trewithen Gardens. (D King)

Tywardreath: 2 Swifts over Southpark Road. (R Barlow)

Indian Queens: 5 Red Kite at 3.15 pm with one then lingering over St Columb Road area. (D King)

The Gannel, Newquay: 1 Red Kite over at 2.00 pm. (C Stephenson)

Barrowfields, Newquay: 31 Fulmar on ledges, 3 Swift. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 2 Skylark, 5 Linnet, 2 Stonechat, 29 Fulmar on ledges nearby. (S Grose)

Respryn Bridge: 1 Dipper and 1 Grey Wagatail. (A Lea)

Restormel Water Treatment Works: 1 Yellowhammer 500m south east of the works. (A Lea)

Liskeard: 5 Nuthatch, 1 juvenile Dipper at Trago Mills. (S Grose)

Rough Tor, Bodmin Moor: 2 Red Kite flying west. (J Laidler)

Millbrook Lake: 1 Redshank, 55 Mallard, 5 Moorhen, 5 Shelduck, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 2 Mute’s, 7 Canada’s, 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Black-headed Gull & 9 Herring Gull (P Kemp)

Stratton,Bude: 2 Red Kite, soaring over village, 8 Swift, House Martins and Swallows early afternoon. (R Adams)

St. Germans Quay: 1 Painted Lady Butterfly (A Blonden)


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)