Sunday 18th July 2021

Pendeen: 3 Crossbill over and south of the village this morning. (P Combridge)

Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra: 96 Storm Petrel netted last night, including birds originally ringed in North Yorkshire, Skokholm and France. Thermal imaging showed dozens of birds circling the rocks at any one time (West Cornwall Ringing Group)

The Lizard: (The Point to the Village- Loop Walk) 100+ Manx Shearwater passing West to East, 1 Great Skua heading West mid morning, 6 Swift, 4 House Martin with juvenile, several Swallow over, 1 Sedge Warbler singing/display flight, 3 Common Whitethroat, 2 juv Greenfinch, 4 Skylark aloft, several flock of Linnet, 1 Common Hawker, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Small Skipper, Red Admiral, Small Heath, Gatekeeper, Silver-Washed Fritillary (5 seen), Speckled Wood, Large White (J Evans)

Hayle: Tawny Owl sat on sign along A30 at 0410. (R Veal)

St Blazey Gate: Mediterranean Gull feeding with the other gulls and Swift’s over the garden. (D Cooper)

Goss Moor: 79 new birds ringed. Birds of note included 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Garden Warbler, 11 Blackcap, 14 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff and 2 Marsh Tit. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, R Veal, J Howells)

Lesser Redpoll – Reuben Veal

Mount Hawke: Eurasian Wren pair busily feeding nestlings in a south facing nest box some six feet above ground level within the cool of extensive clematis foliage. (RB & PC Girling and Mrs RC King)

Clerkenwater vean Bodmin: 2 Spotted flycatcher in woods by river. (A Wagstaff)

Liskeard: 1 swift, low level feeding over the bungalow at 21.28 hrs. (D Sharp)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 adult Greenshank, 29 Redshank, 5 adult islandica Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 adult Dunlin, 4 Whimbrel, 37 Curlew, 8 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull & 70+ Black-headed Gull (P Kemp)

River Tamar- Cargreen to Salter’s Mill: 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 9 Shelduck (1 adult with 2 juveniles and 1 adult with 5 juveniles), 44 Canada Geese, 4 Curlew, 4 Herring Gull, 83 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 House Martin, 1 Reed Warbler (singing), 1 Great Tit, 1 Goldfinch, 2 Dunnock. (A Parker)

Late submission, 17/7, Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 23 Whitethroat, mainly young birds, all feeding in the Bracken possible local birds; 63 Curlew, 2 Stonechat, (on second brood), 8 pairs of Linnet (on second brood), and 4 pairs of Meadow Pipit still feeding young. (V Stratton)

Late News, 16/07, Loggans Moor: singing male Melodious Warbler reported at St Ives Bay Holiday Park on Friday morning for fifth day. (Birdguides)

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