Friday 11th June 2021

Late News, 10/06, Perranporth: Rosy Starling. (D Poole)

Late News, 10/6, Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 14 adult Shelduck – 1 pair with 8 young ducklings, 3 Curlew. (A Nicholson)

Lizard village: Rosy Starling still, near old village pump at 06:30. Also Hoopoe still, seen and heard calling in the same area and being chased by Magpies. (M Williams)

Rosy Starling – Mike Williams

Perranporth: Rosy Starling still present, inc. in gardens at edge of town in St George’s Hill. (T Wilson, L Gibbs)

St Merryn: 1 Rosy Starling still in private garden. (B Tregunna)

Rosy Starling – Brenda Tregunna

Rosy Starling and Starling – Brenda Tregunna

Newlyn: 1 American Herring Gull (long staying 2CY individual at Newlyn river mouth at 10:30). (N R Rogers)

Helston Boating Lake: drk Scaup, fem Ruddy Shelduck both still present, 5 young Coot. (R Veal)

Scaup – Reuben Veal

Hemmick Beach, near Dodman Point: 1 Black-throated Diver. (T Potterton)

Marazion Beach: Grey Plover, Whimbrel, Dunlin, 13 Turnstone and 11 Sanderling this am. (S. Rogers, T McGowan).

Sanderling – Steve Rogers

Marazion: Hobby over muck-heap field at top of Green Lane. (S. Cox).

Downderry: moving west, 0600-0840, 1 Great Northern Diver, 118 Gannets,  4 Fulmar, 81 Manx Shearwater, 3 Little Egret, 2 Mediterranean Gull (1s), 3 Kittiwake, 13 auk and 3 Swift. 2 Reed Warbler singing at Seaton. (A Payne)

Godrevy: Whitethroat nestbuilding. (S Williams)

Whitethroat – Stephen Williams

Whitethroat – Stephen Williams

Colliford Reservoir: Bar-headed Goose (L Cooper)


Thursday 10th June 2021

Late news 09/06 Lower Tamar Lake: 4 juv Nuthatch at the hide feeders waiting for an adult to feed them, 1 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Robin, 4 Coal Tit, 3 Grey Wagtail two adults feeding one juv. 5 Tufted Duck 4m 1f, 1 Moorhen, 14 Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Jackdaw, 1 Grey Heron.(R Mudge)

St Merryn: Single Rosy Starling visiting feeders in a private garden near St Merryn yesterday and again today. (per J Rance)

Rosy Starling, Adrian Langdon

Rosy Starling, Adrian Langdon

Rosy Starling, Adrian Langdon

Lanhydrock: Golden Oriole seen on grass verge in main carpark of Lanhydrock House early morning (D Jeffery)

Lizard village: 1 Rosy Starling still present near thatched cottage (D Collins)

Rosy Starling, David Collins

Sancreed: m Siskin. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: Hobby, Water Rail calling, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Mallard, 28 Canada Geese, 50 Swift, 10 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Hobby, Dave Flumm

Porthpean: 1 Red Kite ( P Wilkins )

Hayle Causeway:  Mediterranean Gull. (C Richards)

Kingsmill lake: 3 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 27 Herring Gull & 1 singing Reed Warbler (P Kemp)


Wednesday 9th June 2021

Lizard Village: 1 Rose-coloured Starling and a singing Hoopoe still. (M&Z Pass) Also 1s Black Guillemot reported still offshore Lizard Point.

Cubert: Rose-coloured Starling in private garden for 2+ hours. (S Ashman)

St Buryan: 2 Rose-coloured Starling again around Kew Pendra. (J Thurstons)

Rose-coloured Starling, Stevan Windle (taken 8th June)

Rose-coloured Starling, Stevan Windle (taken 8th June)

Rose-coloured Starling, Stevan Windle (taken 8th June)

Downderry: moving west before 0710 were 75 Gannets, 15+ Manx Shearwaters, a Mediterranean Gull (1s), 2 Black-headed Gulls, 4 Kittiwakes and 12 Auk sp. (A Payne)

Millbrook: dark-bellied Brent Goose at 0940, flew from estuary to lake. (A Payne)

Tresillian: 1 m Tufted Duck on private lake. (A le Masurier)

Larrigan Rocks: Ad s/p Mediterranean Gull. (J Hawkey)

Portscatho: Sparrowhawk chased Blackbird through open door of our conservatory. Blackbird flew out immediately, Sparrowhawk took longer to work out where the door was. (R Sharp)

Tywardreath: male and female Bullfinch regularly feeding from seed feeder in private garden. (R. Barlow)

Rumps and Pentire: 4 Fulmar, 6 Cormorant, 4 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Oystercatcher, 45 Herring gull, 5 Great black-backed gull, 4 Puffin, 50+ Guillemot, 25+ Razorbill, 2 Wood pigeon, 8 Skylark, 8 Swallow, 4 Rock pipit, 2 Meadow pipit, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 5 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 9 Carrion crow, 1 Raven, 5 House sparrow, 3 Goldfinch, 8 Linnet, 2 Grey seal, 1 Painted lady, 1 Wall brown, 1 Six-spot burnet, 1 Garden tiger moth, 2 Hummingbird hawkmoth (M Scawen et al)

West Cornwall: Barn Owl. (R Chiffers)

Barn Owl, Robin Chiffers

Tuesday 8th June 2021

Late news, 07/06/21, Windmill Farm: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Adder, 1 Red-veined darter, 1 Hairy Sand Wasp. (K Dalziel)

Adder – Kate Dalziel

Red-veined Darter – Kate Dalziel

Hairy Sand Wasp – Kate Dalziel

St Buryan: 2 Rosy Starlings. (J Eaton, M McKee, S Wendle et al)

Rosy Starlings – John Eaton

Rosy Starling – Mike McKee

Rosy Starling – Mike McKee

Sennen: Adult Rosy Starling briefly on wires opposite Seaview Caravan Site 0900hrs. (D Flumm)

Rosy Starling – Dave Flumm

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 15 Turnstone. (D Flumm)

Pelynt: Red Kite between Tregarrick Farm and Pendower House. (K Knight)

Rinsey: Family party of 6 Ravens. (C Richards)

Cheesewring: Pair of Redstarts with 2 young. (T Potterton and P Dingle)

Godolphin Cross: Siskin briefly on feeder. (C Richards)

Windmill Farm NR: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Tawny Owl, 3 Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat. (O Cummins)

Hayle estuary: Ad Yellow-legged Gull, Whimbrel, 2 Dunlin. (T McGowan)

Lizard Point: 2 Balearic Shearwaters past at 3.30pm. (RBA)

Lizard, Housel Bay: Hoopoe still present this morning. (RBA)

Helston Boating Lake: 40 Canada geese, 6 Tufted Ducks,1 Mute Swan , 20 mixed up mallards, 15 Coots, 10 Moorhens, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Greater Scaup, 1 Ferruginous Duck (escape), 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 50 Herring Gulls. (S Wendle)

Ferruginous Duck – Stevan Wendle

Greater Scaup – Stevan Wendle

Ruddy Shelduck – Stevan Wendle







Monday 7th June 2021

Late News, 06/06, Lower Tamar Lakes: 2 Great Crested Grebe. (E Pluckrose)

Late news, 06/06, Newquay, Trevoll: 1 Mistle Thrush, 5 Greenfinch, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Skylark, 11 Linnet, 2 Swift, 1 Kestrel (carrying prey). (S Grose)

St Just: 2 Rosy Starling this morning. (N Wheatley)

St Buryan: Rosy Starling in a private garden. (J Thurstans)

Bartinney: female Cuckoo bubbling with a male a few hundred yards away calling. (J Miller)

Marazion: 2 Great Crested Grebe offshore, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone, 4 1s Mediterranean Gull on beach. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Whimbrel. (R Veal)

Cober Valley, Lowertown: Adult and juvenile Dipper. (S Ford)

St.Clement: c30 Swift in feeding frenzy over the river. (M Jones)

Gluvian: 1 Red Kite. (M Bosisto)

Crugmeer /Porthmissen: 3 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

St Enodoc Golf Course: 1 singing m Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Bodmin Moor; De Lank Waterworks to Garrow Tor: 1 pair Redstart carrying food, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Cuckoo, 8 Mistle Thrush, 2 Siskin. Also 14 Red Deer, 1 Roe Deer, 1 Fox. (J St Ledger)

Bodmin Moor; Bolatherick Farm: 1 pair Redstart, feeding young. (J St Ledger)

St Breward: 1 pair Redstart feeding young, in lane near the church, 1 pair Redstart in churchyard. (J St Ledger)

Male Redstart – John St Ledger

Female Redstart – John St Ledger

Red Deer – John St Ledger


Sunday 6th June 2021

Late News, 05/06, Little Trethvas Camp site, Cadgwith: 1 Cuckoo. (S Blanche)

Newlyn Harbour: 1st-winter American Herring Gull still at fish market this morning. (Birdguides)

Sennen: Rosy Starling behind the school. (J Miller)ame

Rosy Starling – John Miller

Rosy Starling – John Miller

St Buryan: Rosy Starling still in garden at Kew Pendra although mobile and elusive at times. (I Hayes)

Rosy Starling – Dave Flumm

Rosy Starling – John Miller

Rosy Starling – Dave Flumm

Ding Dong Moors: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 5+ Whitethroat, several Skylark,1 with beak full of insects, 3 Cuckoo calling, 1 Raven over. (J Evans)

Sancreed: Cuckoo, Garden Warbler. (D Flumm)

Cuckoo – Dave Flumm

Garden Warbler – Dave Flumm

Lizard Point: 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Puffin, 1 Basking Shark, 11 Common Dolphin. (I Maclean)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Turtle Dove near Trevean Farm. (I Maclean)

Calenick Creek: 2 Mute Swan, 4 Shelduck, 1 Heron, 1 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 12 Canada Goose. (T Hall)

Carlyon : 2 Stonechat, 2 Skylark, 4 Linnet, 2 Buzzard, 50 Carrion Crow. (T Hall)

Truro: 2 Swift flew NW over a private garden at 10.10 am. (D Jenkins)

Lanlavery Rock, Bodmin Moor: 1 Spotted Flycatcher feeding young, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Siskin and a Wheatear. (R Hollis)

Siblyback Lake: 150+ Canada Goose, 3 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 1 male Black Cap, 1 Cuckoo (heard), 1 Green Woodpecker (heard), 3 Swallow, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Wren, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Robin (1 x Juvenile). (D Sharp)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 14 Shelduck, 1 male Common Scoter, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Black-headed Gull & 1 Greater Black-backed Gull (P Kemp)


Saturday 5th June 2021

Late news, 29/5, St Agnes Beacon: 1 Cuckoo. (M Prior)

Late news, 30/5, Cubert Common: Osprey flew North. (M Prior)

Late news, 02/06, Truro: 1 m Siskin in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Skewjack: Golden Oriole. (K Wilson)

St Buryan: ad Rose-coloured Starling still.

Housel Bay: 1 Hoopoe. (D Collins)

Hoopoe, David Collins

Helston Boating Lake: fem Ruddy Shelduck still, drk (escaped) Ferruginous Duck, drk Greater Scaup all still present. (S Williams, S Rogers)

Scaup, Steve Rogers

Ruddy Shelduck, Stephen Williams

Ferruginous Duck, Stephen Williams

Scaup, Stephen Williams

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1f Scaup, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Greylag Geese, 9 Little Grebe +2 juv, 2 Shelduck, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 5 Coot + 4 juv. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Newlyn Harbour: 41 Great Black backed Gull, 7 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 1 American Herring Gull. (S Grose)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 m Gadwall, 7 m Muscovey, 5 Lesser Black backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull (all with blue plastic ring on left leg, W:505, W:546, W:522, W:520). (S Grose)

Kensey Valley: Lesser Redpoll still regularly visiting garden. (N Bastin)

Halvana Plantation: 2 Cuckoo, 4 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Spotted Flycatcher. (N Bastin)

Stithians: 2 broods Canada Geese, 4 pairs Great Crested Grebe but all unsuccessful so far. Other birds nesting include Willow Warbler on 5 eggs, Goldfinch with 5 young, Robin on 6 eggs, Blackbird with 3 young, Dunnock on 4 eggs. (D Eva)

Land’s End: 2 Reed Warbler. (R Stone)

Launceston: Red Kite over A30. (M Hunter)

Carnkie (Carn Brea): 1 Cuckoo heard. (R&S Sharp)

Berry Downs: 2 Cuckoo. (A Newsham)

Perlock Wood: Great Spotted Woodpecker feeding young at nest. (A Newsham)