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)

 

Monday 29th June 2020

Porthgwarra (0700-1100): 1 Roseate Tern, 2 Common Tern, 2 Pomarine Skua (1st summer and adult/ subadult), 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Puffin, 1 Oystercatcher and 4 Chough. (G Lawlor, NR Rogers) Also 4 Storm Petrel, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 3 Puffin 1800-2000. (G Lawlor)

Newquay (0645-0815): 11268 Manx Shearwater, 56 Auks (mainly Guillemot), 32 Fulmar, 29 Gannet, 5 Kittiwake, 1 Shag, 2 Oystercatcher. (P Roseveare)

Towan Head (8:30-9:00): hundreds of Manx Shearwater passing per min for 2nd morning running. 1 Storm Petrel, 24 Razorbill (in 2 groups of 12), 1 Guillemot and a few Gannet and Fulmars. 3 Ocean Sunfish (M Lammas)

Gyllingvase Beach, Falmouth: 1 Great Northern Diver in non-breeding plumage off. (S Jackson)

Pentewan: 2 Great Northern Diver (1 adult breeding, 1 non breeding, likely an immature). (E Mayhew)

Polbathic Creek: 8 Redshank. (A Blonden)

St John’s Ford: c80 Curlew. (A Blonden)

Tremayne Quay, Helford: 2 Shelduck with 5 young and 2 Swans with 3 cygnets. (A Witheywood)

Shelduck, A Witheywood

Port Quinn to Port Isaac: 2 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Blackbirds, House Sparrows, 3 Goldfinches, 3 Wren, 14 + Linnets, 4 Rock Pipits, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, 1 Wheatear, 8 Stonechats, Crows, Rooks, Jackdaws, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Swallow, 4 House Martin (suspected might be nesting under cliff overhang near Varley Head), 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Great Black-backed Gulls, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 160+ Herring Gull (Port Isaac Harbour), 4 Fulmar, 1 Shag, 3 Cormorant, 22+ Auks (probably mostly Guillemots – those flying nearest were Guillemots. Seemed to be breeding on cliffs at Varley Head ), 8 Gannets (2 1st cy). (A Parker)

Millpool: 1 Jay, juv. Great Spotted Woodpecker, juv. Goldfinch, 1 Greenfinch. Also 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth, 1 Tetragnatha extensa Stretch Spider in web over pond, 1 Red Admiral. (M Claughton)

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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Saturday 27th June 2020

Porthgwarra: (05:30 – 11:30) 1 Pomarine Skua, 4 Arctic Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater with white on upperwing, 3 Common Scoter and 3 Puffin. Turtle Dove still at Adensawah. (M Wallace, R Augarde, B Mellow, R Wilkins et al.)

Lamorna, Tater-du: 2 Pomarine Skua, 4 Arctic Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Puffin, 3 Common Scoter, 3 Kittiwake, 2 Swift. (M McKee)

Pomarine (left) and Arctic Skua, Mike McKee

Pomarine and 2 Arctic Skua, Mike McKee

Downderry: 10 Common Scoter, 1 Gadwall, 320 + Gannets, 215 + Manx Shearwaters, 1 Balearic Shearwater and 11 Mediterranean Gulls moved West during two watches in the morning up to 11:35. (A Payne)

Kingsmill Lake: 3 Greenshank, 6 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 17 Curlew, 9 Oystercatcher, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret & 6 Shelduck at high tide. (P Kemp)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3cy Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Common Sandpiper, oversummering Bar-tailed Godwit still, c40 (7 juv) Black-headed Gull, 3 broods (1, 7 and 4) of Shelduck young. (R Veal) Ryans Field: 49 Black headed Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 7 Curlew, 1 Bar tailed Godwit, 1 m Linnet at 08:00. (S Grose)

Hayle Harbour: 3 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 2 Blackcap, 1 Eider. (S Grose)

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)

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Late news, 23/6, Bodmin, Sharp Tor: pr Redstart feeding 1+ young, 6 (3 juv) Wheatear, 9 Mistle Thrush, 2+ Yellowhammer, 4 (2 juv) Stonechat. (R Veal)

male Redstart – Reuben Veal

Newquay: 2 Sparrowhawk above Trenance Gardens. (S Grose)

Nanjizal: Redwing still present. (K Wilson)

Hayle Towans: Rosy Starling still present. (B Mellow)

Rosy Starling – Alex McKechnie

Wadebridge: 8 Crossbill over. (B Bosisto)

Marazion: 20+ Mediterranean Gull on the beach. (P Walsh)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: recently fledged young included at least 8 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 3 Stonechat, 1 Blackcap, 11 House Sparrow. Also 8+ flocks of c150 of Starling high over, all heading West. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 2 Curlew over. (R Veal)

Croft Pascoe Plantation: 6 Crossbill, 3 Goldcrest, 2 young Goldfinch, 1 male Greenfinch, 1 Chiffchaff.  (H Norton)

Porthilly Point: 8 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 68 Oystercatcher, 5 Black headed Gull, 2 Linnet foraging in seaweed, 11 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron. (S Grose)

St Enodoc Golf Course: 41+ Sand Martin nesting in the cliff created by the green keepers, removing sand to refill bunkers. (S Grose)

Bokenver Farm, Seaton: c12 Crossbill over. Also 3 Greenfinch and Garden Warbler. (M Jordan)

Newquay: 24 Swift over Pentire mid pm. (S Rowe)

Cardinham Woods: 99 new birds ringed. Including, 42 Siskin, 13 Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch, 11 Blue Tit, 7 Coal Tit, 10 Great Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 4 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 2 Blackbird and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto) Also,3 Crossbill, 1 Sparrowhawk being harassed by 2 Mistle Thrush (C Mason)

Looe Island: 5 Eider,1 Storm Petrel one mile south of Looe island. (R Kirkwood)

Porthgwarra: 8 Red-veined Darters at the pond (2 pairs in tandem ovipositing and 4 single males). (D Flumm)

Red-veined Darter – Dave Flumm

Red-veined Darter – Dave Flumm

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