Thursday 13th June 2019

Wadebridge: 1 singing Yellowhammer opposite Ball Terrace early morning. (S Grose)

Rock Helipad Field: 60+ Linnet, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Porth Island: 73 Fulmar, 1 Skylark, 5 Stonechat. (S Grose)

The Lizard: 2 Pomarine Skua, west at 15:58. (M Wardman)

Downderry: 2 Arctic Skuas and a Mediterranean Gull moved west early this morning; also a Whimbrel in the area. (A Payne)

Geevor: 1 pair  Wheatear + 2 newly fledged juvs. (P Clement)

Tywardreath: Female Sparrowhawk in private garden 16:20. (R. Barlow)

Gannel Estuary: 6 Little Egret,1 Tawny Owl, 1 Barn Owl at Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

Wednesday 12th June 2019

Late news, 11/6, Marazion beach: 39 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover,45 Sanderling in the evening. (S Rogers)

Late news, 11/6, Tredrizzisk: 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Mount Hawke: 2 adult Bullfinch (1m,1f) and 1 adult Pied Wagtail with three young in garden. (RB & PC Girling)

Sancreed: 1 Cuckoo, 45 Swift north. (D Flumm)

Rumps and Pentire Point: 2 Mallard, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Fulmar, 4 Gannet, 4 Cormorant, 4 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 12 Oystercatcher, 12 Kittiwake, 65 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Puffin, 150 Guillemot, 50 Razorbill, 2 Wood Pigeon, 6 Skylark, 6 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 4 Rock Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 4 Stonechat, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Blackbird, 6 Wheatear (2 juvenile), 4 Whitethroat, 3 Great Tit, 3 Jackdaw, 2 Rook, 8 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 14 House Sparrow, 7 Linnet, 4 Rabbit, 1 Fox, 1 Common Blue, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath, 2 Six-spot Burnet, 1 Large Yellow Underwing, 2 Drinker Moth larvae (M Scawen et al.)

Fox – Mike Scawen

Par Beach area: 4 Linnet; 1 Reed Warbler; 3 Greenfinch. (R. Barlow)

Luckett Woods: 8 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, pair Grey Wagtail with 2 fledged young (B Bosisto L Payne)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Whimbrel over, 5 remaining juv Shelduck, 3 Wigeon, 11 remaining juv Canada Goose (the 1 survivor from 2nd pr now lost), 1s Med Gull, 2 juv Blackcap, 3 Curlew, at least 1 juv Oystercatcher. (R Veal, R Butts)

Shelduck – Roger Butts

St Gothian Sands LNR: 10 pair Tufted Duck 1pr with 7 ducklings, 88 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 7 Mallard, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 20+ Sand Martin, 8 House Martin 10.45 – 11.40. (M Webb)

Tufted Duck with young – Martin Webb

Marazion Beach: 52 Dunlin, 43 Sanderling, 3 Ringed Plover 13.30 – 13.50. (M Webb) 39 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover,45 Sanderling, 11 Black-headed Gull, 9 Mediterranean Gull this evening. (S. Rogers)

Med Gull – Steve Rogers

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Linnet, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 (m, juv) Stonechat, 4 Dunnock, 3 Grey Heron 14.00 – 14.25. (M Webb)

Whipsiderry: 3 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 1 Corn Bunting, 2 Skylark, 7 Linnet, 4 Stonechat. (S Grose)

St Ives: 4+ Linnet in Barnoon cemetery again. (K Money)

Polzeath: 7+ puffins on sea around The Mouls. (E Imber)

Tuesday 11th June 2019

Late news, 10/6, Penwithick: 1 Mallard (f) eating seed for garden birds and we don’t have a pond. (K Bowers)

Mallard – Kevin Bowers

Lizard: 7 Balearic Shearwaters past Lizard Point.

Porth Reservoir: 8 Great crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Coot (5 adult, 1 juv) 3 Kingfisher, 12 Moorhen, 51 Mallard, 3 pairs of Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Buzzard, 3 Jay, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Call Duck type with a brood of 12. (S Grose)

Monday 10th June 2019

Late news, 2/6, Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult summer plumaged Curlew Sandpiper. (P Greenstreet, per S Rogers)

Late news, 8 & 9/6 Dobwalls: Barn owl seen flying over fields next to railway, on 8th and 9th June, at 21:00 and 20:25 respectively. (C&J Duffy)

Crantock: No sign of the Greenish Warbler in an hour this morning. (S Rowe)

The Lizard: Singing male Greenish Warbler in a private garden on the south side of the village briefly but flew north. Quail singing just north of Pistil Meadows.

Marazion Beach: 32 Sanderling, all 1st summer birds, 11 Dunlin. ( S. Rogers)

Penwithick: 2 Bullfinch (1m , 1Juvenile), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (K. Bowers)

Bullfinch – Kevin Bowers

Bullfinch – Kevin Bowers

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

Boswednack: 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing Boswednack Mire this afternoon. (P Clement)

St Ives: Green Woodpecker and Grey Wagtail at a private site. (M Halliday)

Green Woodpecker – Mark Halliday

Grey Wagtail – Mark Halliday

Respryn: 2 Song Thrush (1 with food for young). (R. Barlow)

Tywardreath: 3 young Robins; 1 young Greenfinch feeding on seed spill from garden feeders. (R. Barlow)

Bodmin Moor (opposite Penquite Petcare): 1 pair Redstart feeding 3 young, 2 Cuckoo calling, 1 Mistle Thrush, 7+ Wheatear, 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger, S Williams)

Redstart – Steve Williams

Redstart – Steve Williams

Redstart – Steve Williams

Redstart – Steve Williams

The Lizard: Quail calling in cereal crop adjoining the Lighthouse NT car park. (G Adams)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Mute Swan, 3 Shelduck, 10 Canada Geese, 1 Curlew, 5
Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret at 11:30. Also 2 Oystercatcher but no sign of chicks, 2 Curlew, 1 Grey Heron,
1 Little Egret, 3 Sedge Warbler at Ryan’s Field at 11.40. (M Webb)

Grey Heron – Martin Webb

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Sunday 9th June 2019

Late news, 8/6, Downderry: Birds moving west up to 08:00 included a Great Northern Diver, 23 Manx Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Cory’s Shearwater, 140 Gannet, 56 Fulmar and 7 Kittiwake. (A Payne)

Late news, 8/6, Goonhilly: 4+ Cuckoo. (B Hawker)

Crantock: Singing male Greenish Wabler west of Crantock and south of West Pentire in trees by stream c100m beyond Treago Farm camp site. (S Rowe)

Greenish Warbler – Bob Bosisto

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 juv Little Egret at 10:45. (G Williams, R Veal)

Sennen Cove: Storm Petrel 1 mile offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pendeen: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Puffin, steady stream of Manx Shearwater. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Bosigran: 1 Grasshopper Warbler very actively collecting food, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Cuckoo. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Lundy Hole, nr Polzeath: 2 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Goldfinch, 5 (2m, 1f, 2juv) Stonechat, 2 Fulmar, 4 Herring Gull, male Kestrel, 3 (1m, 2f) Whitethroat, 1+ Skylark (1 seen, poss 3 heard). (J Burges)

Penwithick: 1 Jay. (C Hooper)

St Andrew’s Pond, Par: 1 Blackcap, 1f Moorhen sitting on the nest, 1f Mallard with ducklings. (C Hooper)

Blackcap – C Hooper

Mallard with ducklings – C Hooper

St Austell: 1 Jay in private garden. (C Hooper)

Jay – C Hooper

Windmill Farm: 3 Bullfinch, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Greenfinch, 10+ Skylark, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Blackcap (singing), 2 Swallow, 4 Whitethroat, at least 6 Cuckoo heard calling simultaneously, 1 Cinnabar Moth, 1 Adder, 1 Beautiful Demoiselle (female). (J Evans)

Adder – Jonathan Evans

Cinnabar Moth – Jonathan Evans

Lower Predannack: 20+ Skylark, 3 Cuckoo, 2 Wheatear, 5 Stonechat, 1 Jay, 5 Whitethroat. Also good showing of Heath Spotted Orchid, 2 Fritillary butterfly sp. (J Evans)

Downderry: much less movement compared to yesterday, but birds moving west before 07:35 included a Great Northern Diver, an Arctic Skua and 2 Mediterranean Gull. (A Payne)

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Saturday 8th June 2019

Lizard: 7 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Great Northern Diver flew past Lizard Point.

Bradford, Bodmin Moor: 1 Redstart (male), 1 pair Wheatear with 3 young being fed by parents and self feeding, 1 pair Green Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Skylark (singing). (J St Ledger)

juv Wheatear – John St Ledger

Irish Farm, Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Wheatear with 4 young, 1 Cuckoo. (J St Ledger)

juv Wheatear – John St Ledger

De Lank Farm, Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Redstart feeding 2 young, 1 pair Wheatear feeding 3 young. (J St Ledger)

De Lank Waterworks, Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Redstart, 1 Cuckoo. (J St Ledger)

Garrow Tor Plantation, Bodmin Moor: 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (J St Ledger)

Penzance, Wherrytown: 13 Dunlin. (S Grose) Chyandour: 6 Eider at 16:15. (D King)

Newlyn Harbour: 13 Ringed Plover overhead, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Buzzard overhead, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 43 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Seal. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Shelduck, 2 Greylag Geese , 56 Canada Geese, 7 Coot, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Gadwall, 29 Tufted Duck, 11 Moorhen, 2 Linnet, 4 Stonechat, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 39 Sand Martin. (S Grose)

North Cliffs/Hell’s Mouth: 112 Guillemot, 39 Razorbill, 21 Fulmar, 3 Kestrel, 9 active Cormorant nests. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: 2 Cuckoo, 1 Reed Warbler and 1 Reed Bunting. (D Wright)

Treleaver: 1 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (D Wright)

Loe Pool: 9 Great Crested Grebe plus 1 juv, 3 Moorhen plus 2 juv, 9 Mallard plus 5 ducklings, pair of Chiffchaff with 3 juv, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 11 Reed Warbler, 29 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 4 Blackcap, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Raven. (G Adams)

Penwithick: 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1m, 1f). (K Bowers)

Sparrowhawk – Kevin Bowers

Mount Hawke: 1 adult Pied Wagtail with 2 young in the garden. (RB & PC Girling)

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Friday 7th June 2019

Newquay Harbour: 1 m Blackcap, 7 Swift. Also of interest, 1 Swallow circled several times and I noticed it was carrying something. After a few minutes the bird dropped what it was carrying and on closer inspection it appears to be one of its chicks that possibly choked after trying to eat a feather by mistake. (S Grose)

Swallow – Shaun Grose

St Ives Island: 1 Storm Petrel, 150+ Manx Shearwater, 6 Fulmar, 2 Kittiwake, c10 Gannet, 1 Shag. (T Phelps)

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