Sunday 21st July 2019

Late news, 20/7, Kingsmill Lake, Saltash: an adult Black-headed Gull at roost site had a silver ring on the right leg and coloured yellow band on left leg with figures 2JCN. (P Kemp)

Porthgwarra: 1 Great Shearwater at 15:10. (K Wilson)

Lizard Point: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 6 Puffin, 1 Yellow-legged Gull and 4 Med Gull 06:30 to 10:30. (G Lawlor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 114 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Sandpiper. (B Bosisto) Copperhouse Creek: 2 Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 17 Redshank, 3 Greenshank. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Mediterranean Gull , 1 Cormorant showing features of sinensis race. (B Bosisto)

Fowey (Passage Lane): 1 Yellowhammer. (G Adams)

St Gothian: 2 Common Sandpiper. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Penzance: 6 Eider off Eastern Green. (P Fraser)

Penhale Point: 2 Whimbrel, 36 Linnet. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel. Also ringed Black-headed Gull, white plastic ring on right leg TAMC returned for 5th year in succession. (S Grose)

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Saturday 20th July 2019

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Copperhouse Creek: 19 Mediterranean Gull. Carnsew Pool: 71 Dunlin, 9 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Greenshank. (S Grose) Ryan’s Field: 70+ Mediterranean Gull, 12 Canada Geese, 12 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1f Mallard + 6 ducklings, 3 (2m 1f) Greenfinch, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Wren. (M Webb)

Greenfinch, Little Egret and Curlews – Martin Webb

Penzance: 4 Eider off railway station. (S Grose)

Pendeen Watch: 19200 Manx Shearwater between 06:30 & 10:00 but numbers dropped off after 09:30. (P Combridge)

Porthgwarra: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 2 Med Gull between 06:30 & 13:20. (G Lawlor) 10:15-16:45: 3 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Ocean Sunfish. (C Smith)

Godolphin: Red Kite over West Godolphin engine house heading toward Hayle/Gwithian. One ‘fawn’ adult and one ‘silver’ juvenile Jackdaw amongst a flock of 80 that regularly visits the engine house. (S Yandall)

Cotehele Quay: 1 Reed Warbler. (R Smaldon)

Cotehele Woods: Treecreeper (adult with young). Butterflies: 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, ‘many’ Peacock, 4 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 6 Ringlet, 1 Painted Lady. (R Smaldon)

Loe Pool: 7 Great Crested Grebe plus 1 juv, 1 Grey Heron plus 1 juv, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Sand Martin, 2 Linnet plus 3 juv, 7 Black-headed Gull plus 2 juv, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 223 Herring Gull, 2 Willow Warbler plus 3+ juv, 4 Chiffchaff plus 4+ juv. Also 2 Stoat. ( G Adams)

Tywardreath: female Sparrowhawk in private garden. (R Barlow)

Lizard Point: 3 juv Yellow-legged Gull this morning. 1 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Puffin west. (T Phelps)

Downderry: moving west 05:55-08:05 were 511 Gannet, 17 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Manx Shearwater, 6 Fulmar, a Whimbrel and a Grey Heron. (A Payne)

Trewollack: 3 Yellowhammer west of Porth Reservoir. (S Grose)

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Friday 19th July 2019

Walmsley Sanctuary: There will be some disturbance on the reserve this weekend when the Cornwall Mammal Group are going to do some small mammal surveys. This will help us identify what specific ones are using our reserve.
Timings will be :- Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July 2019, 7pm – 9pm (Saturday), 9am – 12am (Sunday).

Late news, 18/7, Devoran Creek: 50+ Swift. (M Smale)

Pendeen Watch: Caspian Tern from the bottom car park at c14:05 flying north. (P Combridge) 1 Cory’s Shearwater N at 16:06. Very light passage of Manx Shearwater, Gannets and Fulmar all west 15:00 – 16:45. (J Hawkey)

Zennor: Caspian Tern reported flying ENE mid afternoon.

Porthgwarra: 1 sub-adult Sabine’s Gull, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 2 ad Med Gull, 4 Puffin and 1 Sunfish. (L Proctor, M Elliott, DK Parker, T MacGowan, R Veal, R Augarde et al)

Lamorna: 1 Cory’s Shearwater at 10:35, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 4 Puffin, 8 Kittiwake & 1 Swift. (M McKee)

Lizard: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Puffin. (L Langley)

Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only): 4 Greylag Geese, 2 with yellow rings on right legs, 9 Moorhen inc 5 juv, 6 Coot inc 2 juv, c100 House Martin. (A Langdon)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Little Egret, 1 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 105 Swift, 35 Swallow, 50 House Martin, 10 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: c200 Dunlin flew in at c11:30. (J Hicks) Also 1 Whimbrel, 15+ Mediterranean Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Turnstone in summer plumage, 100+ Dunlin on Ryan’s Field. (J St Ledger)

Whimbrel – John St Ledger

Sandwich Tern – John St Ledger

Turnstone – John St Ledger

Porth Kidney: 3 Sandwich Tern and 38 Dunlin. (DK Parker)

Padstow: 2 Sandwich Tern. (B Bosisto)

Mousehole: 5-7 juv Yellow-legged Gulls on St Clement’s Isle roost. (M Elliott)

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Thursday 18th July 2019

Pendeen Watch: 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua, 50 Gannet, 10 Fulmar and many Manx Shearwater 05:30-08:00. (S Rogers, P Combridge, P Clement) 09:00-11:45 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel. (R Wilkins)

Porthgwarra: 2 Cory’s Shearwater and 2 unidentified large shearwaters this morning. (R Archer)

Nanjizal: 1 Quail this morning. (K Wilson)

Trerulefoot: The duck at Bake Lake has been re-identified as a female Mandarin after giving better views. (K Pellow)

Wadebridge: 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Yellowhammer, opposite Ball Terrace. (S Grose)

Coverack: 105 Mediterranean Gulls  (mainly summer/ad; 2 x 2nd summer; remainder juv’s), 7 Sandwich Tern, 6 Swifts, 4 House Martins nesting under eaves of The Old Post Office. Also 14 House Martin nests under eaves of one house, most occupied & feeding young6 Spotted Flycatchers (inc. parents feeding 4 fledged juv’s) towards the sewage works at North Corner. (J Hawkey K Dalziel)

Sandwich Tern – Kate Dalziel

Spotted Flycatcher – Kate Dalziel

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3cy Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 10 Redshank, 3 juv Reed Warbler. (R Veal)

Kingsmill Lake: 5 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Robin, 19 Crow, 3 Woodpigeon, 5 Blackbird, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Blackcap, 1 Great Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Magpie, 19 Greenshank, 71 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Black tailed Godwit, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Dunlin, 250 Black-headed Gull, 2 Cormorant, 75 Redshank, 10 Shelduck, 2 Raven this morning. (C Ellis) 27 Greenshank, 92 Redshank, 1 adult Dunlin, 93 Curlew, 8 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Oystercatcher, 1 Great Crested Grebe & 18 Little Egret at high tide this evening. (P Kemp)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Common Sandpiper opp boating lake, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Logan Rock: 3Cy Yellow-legged Gull showing some characters of atlantis on rocks at midday. (M Elliott)

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Wednesday 17th July 2019

Late news, 14/7, Trerulefoot: Immature female Wood Duck at Bake Lakes, on lake north of reception. This is a private commercial fishery, but access may be granted if requested at reception, probably best not to try at weekends as it can get quite busy. (K Pellow)

Late news, 16/7, Whipsiderry: 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Corn Bunting heard in separate fields, (possibly 2 prs breeding in the 3 designated fields). (S Grose)

St Dennis cemetery: 3 Green Woodpecker 1 adult 2 juveniles feeding around the gravestones, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Greenfinch, 6 House Martin, 9 Swallows, 13 Swifts, 2 juvenile Pied Wagtails. (P Ash)

Green Woodpecker – Paul Ash

Green Woodpecker – Paul Ash

Green Woodpecker – Paul Ash

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Woodpecker (ad and juv). (R Veal)

St Columb: 3 Crossbills low over Talskiddy. (P Roseveare)

Lowertown, Helston: Sparrowhawk successfully took a Swallow.( A Witheywood)

Penzance: 1 Juv. Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gulls at Chyandour. (P St Pierre)

Camel Estuary: 20+ juvenile Little Egret in Old Town Cove area and 2Cy Ring-billed Gull flew upriver at 1130. (DI Julian)

Rumps and Pentire: 6 Fulmar, 30 Manx Shearwater, 15 Gannet, 19 Cormorant, 9 Shag, 2 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Black-headed Gull, 6 Kittiwake, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 45 Herring Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Razorbill, 3 Wood Pigeon, 6 Skylark, 8 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Rock Pipit, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 7 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 3 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 30 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 6 Raven, 7 House Sparrow, 3 Goldfinch, 35 Linnet, 1 Grey Seal, 3 Rabbit, 2 Small Skipper, 50 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 4 Small Copper, 2 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 4 Wall Brown, 50 Gatekeeper, 30 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet, 15 Six-spot Burnet. (M Scawen et al.)

Downderry: 1 Great Northern Diver on the sea this morning. 34 Manx Shearwaters and 5 Shelducks east and 9 Mediterranean Gulls west between 05:45 & 07:30. (A Payne)

Wadebridge: 1 Mediterranean Gull on the roof of Lidl with Black-headed Gulls. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 4 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Tuesday 16th July 2019

Late news, 15/7, Croft Pascoe: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Crossbill (calling). (J St Ledger, S Williams)

Tywardreath: 2 Siskin (m & f), 2 Bullfinch (m & f), 1 Coal Tit on garden feeders; 1 young Robin, 1 young Dunnock feeding on spill from feeders. (R. Barlow)

Talland Bay, Looe: 4 Mediterranean Gull. (E Mayhew)

Newquay: 54 Swift over the killacourt, 1 Common Sandpiper on Gannel Estuary, 1 Sparrowhawk with prey flying into trees behind Trenance Cottages. (S Grose)

St Ives: 5+ Long-tailed Tits returned to our apple tree. (K Money)

Falmouth: c10 Swift calling and circling overhead in Clare Terrace. (E Tackley)

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Monday 15th July 2019

Walmsley Sanctuary: There will be some disturbance on the reserve this weekend when the Cornwall Mammal Group are going to do some small mammal surveys. This will help us identify what specific ones are using our reserve.
Timings will be :- Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July 2019 7pm – 9pm (Saturday), 9am – 12am (Sunday).

Late news, 14/7, Penzance: 2 Redshank on rocks below the harbour wall. (B Dodds)

Trewidden Gardens: Turtle Dove seen and heard in the South Garden. (D White)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Common Sandpiper. Only 2 adult male Red-veined Darter today after the high number here 8th & 9th July (count of 116 on 8th apparently a new UK record) so presumably they have continued to migrate northwards. (D Flumm)

Bude: 2 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 15 Manx Shearwater, 2 Harbour Porpoise offshore. (R Kirkwood)

Guillemot – Rupert Kirkwood

Golitha Falls: 5 Nuthatch, 1 Buzzard, 1 Wren, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Blue Tit and 2 Wood Pigeon. (R. Barlow)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv. Yellow-legged Gull then flew SW at 18:25, 2 ad Greenshank, 1 non-breeding plumage Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Redshank, 14 Dunlin, 2 Wigeon on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal)

Lizard Village/Old Lizard Head: 4 (2 ad 2 juv) Sedge Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 5 juv Stonechat, 3f Linnet, 1 juv Whitethroat,  Meadow Pipit, 2f Blackbird, 15+ Goldfinch, 2 Wren 10:30 – 12:00. (M Webb)

Sedge Warbler – Martin Webb

Willow Warbler – Martin Webb

Stonechat – Martin Webb

Linnet – Martin Webb

Dobwalls: 28 House sparrows (adults & juveniles) in the garden (C&J Duffy)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Common Sandpiper on Longrock Pool this evening. (S.Cox)

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