Thursday 2nd July 2020

Late news, 1/7, Downderry: 2 Balearic Shearwater and a Great Skua early morning. (A Payne)

Chiverton Cross: 1 Red Kite over 7:45am toward Blackwater. (W Chegwidden)

Chiverton (A30): Red Kite flying  N towards Blackwater over the A30 just before Chiverton at 0900hrs (J Hawkey)

St Day: Red Kite around St Day rugby field and Carharrack today since 16:30. (per W Chegwidden)

Portreath, Bridge Moor: 1 Bullfinch, 1 regular Great Spotted Woodpecker. (J Bliss)

Drift Reservoir: 130 Swift. (D Flumm)

St Gothian Sands: 6 (3 juv) Little Grebe, 4 Coot, c20 Tufted Duck, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Whitethroat and steady passage of Manx Shearwater at c20/minute offshore. (R Veal)

Carnsew Pool: 1 Common Sandpiper. (R Veal)

Stithians: 2 Sedge Warbler feeding 5 young at nest, 8 Great Crested Grebes with no young , all nesting attempts failed due to falling water levels. 2 Canada geese now with 2 well grown goslings on southern cut-off. (D Eva)

Bodmin Moor, Alex tor/White Meadow Farm: 3 Wheatear families with juveniles 3:3:1+, 3 pairs Stonechats with one female feeding 2+ young, 2 pairs Meadow Pipits feeding young, 2 Song Thrush carrying food, 2 pairs Linnets, 1 Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpeckers. Bradford: 2 Spotted Flycatchers feeding 2+ juveniles,  Goldcrest feeding 1 juvenile, juvenile Common Redstart, pair Song Thrush carrying food, 1 Nuthatch. (JH & K Dalziel)

Siblyback: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Siskin, 2 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

Camelford: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Grey Wagtail (L Payne)

Coverack: c20 Bottle nosed dolphin seen from Black Head at 12:45.  Watched for nearly an hour as they fished offshore, leaping clear of the water and diving down.  Still present when I had to leave at 13:40. (P. Bedford)

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Late news, 30/6, Downderry: 06:05-09:10, some overlap with Paul Kemp, but would add 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 94 Gannets and 18 Manx Shearwaters. Also 13:40-15:50, 160 Gannets, 250+ Manx Shearwaters, 1 Arctic Skua and 10 Razorbills. (A Payne)

Late news, 30/6,Tresillian: 4 Swift over the village. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 30/6, Porthgwarra: 5 Puffin, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 15:00 to 17:00 (N R Rogers)

Lizard Point: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (D Collins)

Truro: 2 juv Bullfinch in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Freathy: 1 Arctic Skua and 6 Raven this morning. (M Jordan)

Siblyback: 3 adult & 2 juv Little Ringed Plover, c.360 Canada Geese, 9 Cormorant, Green Woodpecker, c.15 Swift, c.20 Sand Martin and many Swallow. Also many Siskin. (P Kemp)

Little Ringed Plover, Deena Sharp

Redruth: Red Kite over north Carn Marth heading towards Chiverton (ENE) at 17.40. (M Greenhalgh)

Towan head (8:00-10:00): 100’s of Manx Shearwater, 20 auks (largely Razorbill), 12 Gannet including 5 juv, 2 Fulmar, 10 Linnet. (S Finch)

Tresillian Tresemple Pool: 31 Curlew, 29 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher. (A Nicholson)

Tresillian River: I Common Sandpiper, 20 Shelduck, plus pair with 8 ducklings still. (A Nicholson) 2 Dipper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail; recently fledged  young included 2 Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Shelduck, 5 Mute Swan. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua, 08:15 to 10:00 (N R Rogers)

Lostwithiel: 1 Dipper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Chiffchaff, 1f Sparrowhawk being mobbed by Swallows, 3 Coal Tit, 21 Long-tailed Tit, 9 Siskin, 1 Buzzard, 3 Blackcap, 3 Hummingbird Hawk Moth from Restormel Manor /Duchy Woodland. (S Grose)

Rejerrah: 11 Red legged Partridge from Scotland Road. (S Grose)

St Just: 1 Curlew east over Leswidden (near St Just) this afternoon. (J Branscombe)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 17 Redshank, 40 Curlew (inlcunding ringed Curlew, right leg Red A, left White S which has been a regular at Devoran for at least the last 3 years), 5 Shelduck (inc 3 juvenile), 5 Mediterranean Gull (inc 1 2nd winter), 90+ Black-headed Gull (inc 2 juvenile), 24 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron. (J St Ledger)

Black-headed Gull, John St Ledger

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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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