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


Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Late News, 22/06, Siblyback Reservoir: 1 ad Little Ringed Plover, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, a family of Siskin and a juvenile Redstart. (M Beer)

Stithians: 1 Red kite (S Turner)

Church Cove,The Lizard: 2 Grasshopper Warbler reeling approx 100 metres apart in streamside bracken etc just above the old lifeboat house at 1730. (M and A Lord)

Old Kea: 2 Spotted Flycatcher (M Buckley)

Hayle Towans: Adult Rosy Starling on fat balls at a private address, also a duller bird still in the area and 2 Shelduck past. (R Veal, G Lawlor et al). The brighter Rosy Starling still present at 10:30 & 11:45 at least. (P Fraser)

Rosy Starling – N Rogers

Rosy Starling – Max Buckley

Rosy Starling – David Flumm

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 14 (1 juv) Black-headed Gull, 1s Mediterranean Gull, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit still. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary: 20 Curlew, 14 Shelduck (including a pair with 7 ducklings), 1 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher (N R Rogers).

Charlestown: 4 Goldfinch, 1 Song Thrush, (D Hastilow)

Goldfinch – David Hastilow

Song Thrush – David Hastilow

Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 male Reed Bunting, 1 Moorhen, 1 Chaffinch, 4 Blue Tits, 1 female Mallard with 4 ducklings  (H Norton)

Marazion: 10 (2 ad, 5 2s & 3 1s) Med Gulls on the beach. (P Fraser)

Drift Reservoir: 130 Swift. (D Flumm)

Cape Cornwall: c40 Swift south (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 12+ Swift heading out over the sea. (W Smith)

Roche: 1 House Sparrow predating Hummingbird Hawk-moth, ‘flycatcher style’. (BWP lists Sphingidae amongst known house sparrow diet.) (J Rance)

Lowermoor Plantation: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Treecreeper, 7 Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Chiffchaff, 11 Coal Tit, 7 Goldcrest, 2 Jay. (S Grose)

Crowdy Reservoir: 4 Great crested Grebe, 7 Cormorant (inc 1 Juv),11 Lesser Black backed Gull. (S Grose)

Newquay: Rosy Starling reported in private garden at Treloggan. (D Stringer via Newquay facebook per S Grose)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Crossbill (B Bosisto)

Lower Tamar Lake: Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 10 adult Mallard with 15 juvenile,1 Kingfisher, several Chaffinch, 1 Blackbird, 4 Blue Tit and 2 Coal Tit on feeders, 2 Mute Swan, Rook around the nearby rookery, 3 Carrion Crow, 2 Jackdaw. (H Kendall)

Cotehele Quay: 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Stock Dove ,1 Marsh Tit, 2 Swift, 5 Swallow, 1 Scarlet Tiger Moth, 1 Beautiful Demoiselle, 2 Marbled White. (R. Smaldon)

Hannafore to Portnadler Bay, Looe (along coastpath): 2 Little Egret,  1 Grey Heron, 1 Linnet (m), 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Stonechat (m & f), 1 Whitethroat, Great Black Backed Gulls, Herring Gulls, Cormorant (C&J Duffy)

Downderry: moving west before 0720, 9 Common Scoter, 79 Gannet, 21 Manx Shearwater and 1 Mediterranean Gull. In the afternoon a Garden Warbler singing at Keveral Farm. (A Payne)


Monday 22nd June 2020

Hayle Towans: 2 Rosy Starling at 07:00. Still at least 1 Rosy Starling on wires with c40 Starling at entrance to Riviere Sands Holiday Park. (P St Pierre) The same or another at the surf life saving club this evening. (G Lawlor)

St Keverne: Rosy Starling in a private garden. (J Davy)

Downderry: moving west before 0800 were 198 Gannets, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 15 Manx Shearwaters, a Great Northern Diver, 2 Curlew and 3 Mediterranean Gulls. (A Payne)

Chapel Carn Brea: male Kestrel, caught 2+ voles in 20 minutes. (R Chiffers)

Kestrel, Robin Chiffers

Kestrel, Robin Chiffers

Newquay: juv Great Spotted Woodpecker on feeder. (D Ensor)

Tredrizzisk: 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 f Sparrowhawk 2 Buzzard from private garden. (S Grose)

Rock Beach: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Black headed Gull, 21 Meadow Pipit in the dunes. (S Grose)

Castle an Dinas: 2 Yellowhammer, 5 Stonechat, 3 Skylark,5 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker below at Dennis farm. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary: 1st summer Mediterranean Gull (B Bosisto L Payne)

Sunday 21st June 2020

Late news, 20/6, Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Common Sandpiper on the weir, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Willow Tit (one juvenile), 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Canada Geese plus 7 goslings, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Jay. (R Mudge)

Late news, 20/6, Colliford Lake: 2 adult Lapwing with 1 chick. (L Birtwistle)

Lapwing – Linda Birtwistle

Lapwing – Linda Birtwistle

Late news, 20/6, Downderry: 50 Common Scoter, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Mediterranean Gull, and 2 Arctic Skua noted before 08:00. (A Payne)

Downderry: Moving west before 09:00 were 5 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver, 212 Gannet, 17 Fulmar, 13 Manx Shearwater, 2 Curlew, 3 Arctic Skua, 4 Kittiwake, 12 Sandwich Tern and 8 Razorbill. (A Payne)

Lizard: 2 Rosy Starling along Penmenner Road. (S. Rogers)

Porthgwarra: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 3 Puffin, 2 Great Skua and adult Med Gull, 05:40-11:00. Also Red-veined Darter at Stonewall Pool. (M Wallis) Also from the Cove: 1 Great Skua, 4 Storm Petrel, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Puffin, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull 05:15-12:45. (R Augarde, R Wilkins, B Mellow)

Par Beach Pool: 1 nr ad Mediterranean Gull, 10 Black headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 3 Eider (1m 2 f), 1 Chiffchaff, 9 Greenfinch, 3 Linnet, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush.(S Grose)

Spit Beach: 9 Eider (5f +4m), 1 Raven, 29 Oystercatcher (all adults). (S Grose)

Par Docks: 3 pairs Lesser Black-backed Gull on nests. (S Grose)

Lostwithiel: 13 Siskin, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 38 Swift, 1 Dipper at Restormal Manor. (S Grose)

Tywardreath: 2 Swallow on overhead wires at bottom of Southpark Road. (R. Barlow)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 juvenile Little Grebe on Southern cut-off, Mallard with 3 ducklings, 2 Tufted Duck. (D Eva)

Colan/ Lady Nance: 5 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: 1 Grasshopper Warbler (D Wright)

Coverack: Hobby, 15+ Med Gulls. (A Witheywood)

Saturday 20th June 2020

Late news, 19/6, Chapel Carn Brae: Barn Owl at 20.15. (R Chiffers)

Barn Owl – Robin Chiffers

Barn Owl – Robin Chiffers

Lizard: 1 Rosy Starling and Hooded Crow still present. (M Pass, D Eva) Rosy Starling still present with Starling flock in tree at far end of the field with sheep at Tregullas Farm at 18.15. (A Nicholson) Also Pomarine Skua and Balearic Shearwater reported offshore.

Lizard to Housel Bay: 5 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, several Fulmar, 1 Gannet. (A Nicholson)

Porthgwarra (1530-1715): 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Storm Petrel, 1 Sandwich Tern. (M Wallace)

Mousehole (1800-2000): 1 ad pale Arctic Skua, 100+ 2cy Gannet. (M Elliott) Also 4 Lesser Black backed Gull. (S Grose)

Pendennis Point (1746-1946): 1 Storm Petrel, 105 Manx Shearwater, 215+ Gannet, 7 Kittiwake, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull. (L Langley)

Chykembro: Singing Yellowhammer. (P St Pierre)

Carn Galver: Singing Yellowhammer. (P St Pierre)

Newmill: Singing Garden Warbler. (P St Pierre)

Goss Moor: 10 Crossbill and 3 Siskin over. (P Roseveare)

Windmill Farm: 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 juvenile Cuckoo. Also 1 Red Veined Darter. (D Wright)

Marazion Marsh: 1 m Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 11 Linnet, 4 Stonechat, 3 Teal. (S Grose)

Truro: 2 Yellowhammer at Penmount crematorium. (S Grose)

Perranporth: 2 Reed Bunting at Nansmellyn Marsh. (S Grose)

Carharrack: 1 Red Kite at 11:00. (D Wheeler)

Kelsey Head: 2 Sand Martin, 2 Stonechat, 3 Woodpigeon, 5 Jackdaw, 3 Magpie, 2 Blackbird, 3 Swallow, 4 Crow, 6 Gannet, 2 Kestrel, 4 Linnet, 6 Herring Gull, 5 Skylark, 9 Fulmar, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Rook, 1 Dunnock. (J Burges)

Carthew: 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1m, 1f, 2 juvenile), 3 Jay, 9 Coal Tit, 5 Chaffinch, 3 Robin, 6 Swallow, 2 Buzzard, 1 Nuthatch. (K. Bowers)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kevin Bowers

Nuthatch, Kevin Bowers

Jay, Kevin Bowers

Friday 19th June 2020

Late news, 18/6, St Just: Adult Rosy Starling in the evening. (N Wheatley)

Lizard Village: Rosy Starling in small flock in field behind pump station south of village.(B Toms)

Tredrizzisk: 4 Blackcap from a private garden. (S Grose)

Towan Head, Newquay: Manx Shearwaters passing at 50 per min, with some feeding in bay. also  20 Gannets  18 Guillemots plus a few Fulmars and Kittiwakes. (M Lammas)

Lostwithiel: Male Siskin on nyger feeder in a private garden. (E Mayhew)

Argal Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe (1 incubating), 5 Moorhen including 1 pair with 3 chicks, 30 Mallard, Mute Swan with 6 cygnets ( D Eva )

College Reservoir: 13 Coot with broods of 2, 2 and 1 chicks, 65 Canada Geese, 2 Great Crested Grebe (D Eva)

Porthilly: 2 Sparrowhawk, 11 Linnet, 2 Skylark from a private garden. (S Grose)

Fal-Ruan NR: c50 Shelduck, 9 Mute Swan (7 young), c40 Canada Goose (13 young), 1 Goldcrest, c20 Curlew. (R Veal)

Tregony: 2 Mistle Thrush (carrying food), 2 Grey Wagtail, 6+ House Martin nesting, 1 Jay. (R Veal)

Trebarwith Strand: 1 Barn Owl (B Bosisto L Payne)

Porthgwarra: Steady flow of Manx Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater & 4 Sandwich Tern 10:00-15:00. (Richard Augarde)