Wednesday 23rd June 2021

Late news, 21/6, Nanjizal: adult male Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper. (K Wilson)

Torpoint: Alpine Swift  with 400+ Swift in large feeding flock, between Trevol and St John’s Lake at 1330. Swift flock present until 1530 when flew NW. (K Pellow)

Foxhole: drake Ring-necked Duck, 4 Little Grebe chicks. (L Bosisto)

Walmsley: 1 Spotted Redshank (summer plumage), 1 fem Gadwall with 8 ducklings, 1 Barn Owl, 11 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Green Sandpipers, 2 Teal. (A Langdon)

Spotted Redshank, Adrian Langdon

Helston Boating Lake: presumed escape male Ferruginous Duck, male Scaup & female Ruddy Shelduck still present. (D Flumm)

Crowdy: A pair of Redstarts continually insect- catching below the dam wall,  2-3 Mistle Thrushes, pair of Bullfinches, 3 Goldfinches. (H Kendall, B Bryne)

Forder, Saltash: adult Peregrine, female Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 21 Curlew, 2 little Egret, 8 immature Black-headed Gulls & 12+ Swift moving W this afternoon (P Kemp)

Upper Tamar Lake: 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Stonechat (1m 1f), 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Sedge Warbler, 23 Canada Geese, 5 Mallard, 1 Whitethroat. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 28 Mallard, 1 juv Grey Wagtail, 2 Robin, 1 Cormorant, 5 Chaffinch, 1 Jay, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Moorhen plus 4 chicks, 3 Carrion Crow. (R Mudge)

Penhale Point: 2 Raven, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 53+ Linnet, 5 Skylark, 16 Fulmar, 5 Stonechat, 2 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Porthleven: Sparrowhawk crossed over harbour 21:00. (C Richards)

The Rumps and Pentire: 2 Fulmar, 4 Gannet, 3 Cormorant, 11 Shag, 2 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Kittiwake, 50+ Herring gull, 6 Great black-backed gull, 50+ Guillemot, 20+ Razorbill, 8 Wood pigeon, 6 Skylark, 2 Swallow, 6 Rock pipit, 1 Meadow pipit, 1 Dunnock, 2 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 2 Wheatear, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 13 Rook, 7 Carrion crow, 2 Raven, 3 House sparrow, 2 Goldfinch, 6 Linnet, 2 Small skipper, 4 Large white, 1 Small copper, 2 Common blue, 1 Red admiral, 5 Painted lady, 2 Small tortoiseshell, 2 Gatekeeper, 5 Small heath, 20+ Six-spot burnet (M Scawen et al.)

Saturday 22nd May 2021

Rame Head: Alpine Swift flew between Rame Head and Penlee point at circa 1:30pm today. (D Scott)

Foxhole: drake Ring-necked Duck, 5 Tufted Duck. (L Bosisto)

St Just: Hooded Crow with deformed beak on wire along Cape Cornwall Road. (N Wheatley)

Pendeen: 1 Turtle Dove. (Birdguides)

Heligan: 1 Hobby. (P Roseveare)

Porthgwarra: 10 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Common Scoter, 20 Sandwich Tern (all west, 0830-1000. (N R Rogers)

Stithians: Breeding birds have taken a real bashing from the wet and cold weather. Early brood sizes have been very low due to chick starvation. For example: Magpies fledged 4 chicks from 8 eggs, Great Tit fledged 3 chicks from 9 eggs, Great Tit fledged 2 chicks from 8 eggs, 4 pairs of Linnet fledged 6 chicks ( broods of 2 and 4, 2 nests predated ). Hopefully later nests will be more successful and the weather warms up soon. ( D Eva )

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Cuckoo, 1 Kestrel, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Bunting, 1 Willow Tit, 7 Swift, 10 Great Crested Grebe. Also 1 Bank Vole and 2 doe Red Deer. (J St Ledger)

Hayle Harbour: 1 pair Oystercatcher, 12 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin. (S Grose)

RSPB Hayle Estuary, Ryans Field: 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Chiffchaff. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR :1 pair Gadwall, 4 Shelduck, 9 Tufted Duck, 8 Little Grebe +1 juv, 5 Coot +1 Juv, 50+ Swift, 60+Sand Martin, 1 Common Gull, 1 Magpie nest with 2 nr fledglings, 5 Linnet, Cob Mute Swan still incubating eggs then leaving nest to attack any bird in range. S Grose)

Gwithian Green LNR: 4 Sedge Warbler, 2 Blackcap 2 Whitethroat. (S Grose)

Hells Mouth: 81 Guillemot, 3 Razorbill, 7 Linnet, 1m Peregrine over. (S Grose)

Tehidy Woods: 13 Mute Swan (Inc 1 nesting pr). (S Grose)

Portreath: 138+ Kittiwake at Western Cove. (S Grose)

Newquay, Trevoll: 2 Spotted Flycatcher from a private garden. (S Grose)

Trelissick Woodland Walk: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Marsh Tits, 1 Firecrest ( P. Pearson)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Sanderling, 5 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover. (B Craven)

Crowdy Reservoir: Cuckoo, 5+ Great-crested Grebes, Jay, Mistle Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker.
(B Craven)

Dozemary Pool: Cuckoo, 2 Swift, numerous Swallow and House Martins over the lake. (S Sanderson)

Golitha Falls: male Cuckoo. (S Sanderson)

Porthmellin Head: 1 Gannet. (Rich Hunt)

St Anthony’s Head: 1 Red Kite. (Rich Hunt)

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Monday 1st July 2019

Late photos, Lizard:

Rosy Starling, 25/6 – Tony Blunden

Rosy Starling, 25/6 – Tony Blunden

Alpine Swift 29/6 – Tony Blunden

Alpine Swift 29/6 – Tony Blunden

Eastern Green: 67 Black-headed Gull, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Eider. (S Rogers)

Marazion Beach: 2 Dunlin, 3 Turnstone. (S Rogers)

Pendeen Watch: 17,140 Manx Shearwater from 06:45 to 08:45, passage almost completely stopped by 09:15. (P Combridge)

Hayle: Ad Rosy Starling at Riviere Towans, present since 25th June. Please respect the privacy of the residents. (S Harding)

Rosy Starling – Sue Harding

Rosy Starling – Sue Harding

Rosy Starling – Sue Harding

Freathy: 1 Quail singing in field on west side of village. (M Jordan)

Torpoint: 38 Mediterranean Gull at Marine Drive. (S Eddy)

Porthgwarra: 1 Rock Pipit, 10+ Fulmar as well as many Gannet, Shag and Cormorant. 1 Silver-Studded Blue, 1 Small Heath, lots of Frog Hoppers and Grasshoppers, 1 Soldier Beetle, 15 Grey Seals. (K Money)

Trerulefoot: 2 Stock Dove. (A Blonden)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Coot +1 juv, 1 m Tufted Duck, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Dipper (below the dam wall), 9 ad Great Crested Grebe +7 juv (3 prs with 2 juv each and 1 pr with 1 juv). (S Grose)

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Saturday 29th June 2019

Late news, 29/6, RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise: Penzance to Wolf Rock: 6 Fulmar, 48 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 28 Gannet, 4 Eider, 1 Med Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 24 Kittiwake, 11 Guillemot, 2 Razorbill, 1 Puffin, also 1 Ocean Sunfish and 6+ Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Hugh Town: 56 Manx Shearwater, 67 Gannet, 19 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Guillemot, also 1 Grey Seal and 4 Common Dolphin. Hugh Town to Wolf Rock: 1 Fulmar, 18 Manx Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 48 Gannet, 1 Great Skua, 4 Herring Gull, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 14 Guillemot, 8 Razorbill, 8 auk sp, 1 Puffin, also 1 Ocean Sunfish, 2 Grey Seal, 40+ Common Dolphin and 2 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 76 Manx Shearwater (60+ feeding in Mount’s Bay), 1 Storm Petrel, 82 Gannet, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 17 Guillemot, 2 Razorbill, 2 Puffin, also 14+ Common Dolphin and 4+ Harbour Porpoise. (M Elliott)

Lizard: Alpine Swift over late evening.

Flushing: Report of male Red-breasted Flycatcher hovering and climbing amongst Red Campion in garden backing onto farmland at Parc Tregew, for second time this month (TR11 5UQ). (J Newton)

Longrock: 3 male Common Scoter, Sandwich Tern, 4 Med Gull, 3 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling off the car park. (P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank and 21 Med Gulls. (P St Pierre)

Goonhilly: 4 Siskin, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Painted Lady (J & D Chapman)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 11+ Little Grebe, 31 Tufted Duck +7 juv, 1 Raven, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 7 Linnet, 1 Skylark, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Stonechat. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: Male Vagrant Emperor and male Lesser Emperor. (T Blunden J Foster)

Looe island: Kayak trip to 4 miles south of Looe island produced 1 imm Puffin, 8 Arctic Terns, (groups of 3 and 5), 2 Swifts passing 4 miles offshore, 50+ Manx Shearwater. 2 pods of Common Dolphins (8+6), 2 Harbour Porpoises, “Nudger” the Grey Seal. (R Kirkwood)

St Clement: 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 22 Redshank. (R Augarde)

St Agnes Harbour: 1 Common Sandpiper, 13 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Penhale Point area: 66 Linnet, 7 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Puffin, 3 Kestrel, 30+ Painted Ladies, 2 Adder. (S Grose)

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Saturday 19th May 2018

Hayle, Millpond Park: 6 Swift, 4 House Martin, 3 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Iberian Chiffchaff singing in willows along path 9am. (J Evans) Iberian Chiffchaff still present into the afternoon. (M Ahmad)

Skewjack: 1 Alpine Swift over. (K Wilson)

Windmill Farm: 2 Cuckoo. (D Wright) Also 1 Black Kite heading east at 13.15. (J Chapple)

Bude Marshes (WeBS): 5 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Magpie, 21 Rook, 3 Carrion Crow, 1 Robin, 8 Wood Pigeon, 10 Blackbird, 4 Swallow, 5 Chaffinch, 4 Canada Geese with 6 juvs., 3 Herring Gull, 2 Dunnock, 5 Moorhens and 3 juvs. (H Kendall and R Mudge)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Cuckoo, Whitethroat nest with 5 eggs, 2 Chiffchaff nests with broods of 6 and 5 chicks (D Eva)

Carnmenellis: 4 (3m, 1f) Cuckoo, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1m Reed Bunting, 4 Stonechat, 1 Skylark, c15 Linnet, c10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Raven, 2 Whitethroat. (C Benton)

Croft Pascoe: 2 m Cuckoo. (B Hawker)

Cuckoo, Brian Hawker

Cuckoo, Brian Hawker

Cuckoo, Brian Hawker

Kynance Cove: 2 Wheatear. (D Wright)

Soapy Cove: 2 Wheatear and 1 Cuckoo. (D Wright)

Penryn: 2 Red-legged Partridge in field bordering river. (J St Ledger)

RL Partridge, John St Ledger

Hayle, Ventonleague: 11 Red Kite moving East-South East between 10.35a.m. – 11.55.a.m. Also 5 Common Buzzard moving over during that same period of time. (J&P Rutter)

Sancreed: 1 Red Kite east 11:20, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Wheatear, 2 Garden Warbler, 4 Blackcap. (D Flumm)

Falmouth, Berkeley Cottages: 0945 Red Kite heading north (S Van Hear)

Mount’s Bay: 4 Great Northern Diver. (P Fraser)

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Saturday 19th May 2018

Falmouth: 09:45 Red Kite heading north over Berkeley Cottages. (S Van Hear)

Hayle: 6 Swift, 4 House Martin, 3 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Iberian Chiffchaff singing in willows along path at the Millpond at 09:00. (J Evans) Still present early afternoon.

Polgigga: Iberian Chiffchaff still singing between Bosistow Lane and Raftra. Also 12 Red Kite circling. (DK Parker)

Skewjack: Alpine Swift over heading North. (K Wilson)

Windmill Farm: Black Kite flew east at c13:20. (J Chapple) Also 2 Cuckoo. (D Wright)

Kynance Cove: 2 Wheatear. (D Wright)

Soapy Cove: 2 Wheatear and 1 Cuckoo. (D Wright)

Bude Marshes: 5 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Blackcaps, 5 House Sparrows, 1 Magpie, 21 Rooks, 3 Carrion Crows, 1 Robin, 8 Wood Pigeons, 10 Blackbirds, 4 Swallows, 5 Chaffinches, 4 Canada Geese with 6 juvs., 3 Herring Gulls, 2 Dunnocks, 5 Moorhens and 3 juvs. (H Kendall, R Mudge)

Hayle: 2 Red Kite over this morning. (C Urquhart)

Sancreed: 1 Red Kite east 11:20, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Wheatear, 2 Garden Warbler, 4 Blackcap. (D Flumm)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Cuckoo, Whitethroat nest with 5 eggs, 2 Chiffchaff nests with broods of 6 and 5 chicks. (D Eva)

Penryn: 2 Red-legged Partridge in field bordering river. (J St Ledger)

RL Partridge – John St Ledger

Ventonleague, Hayle: 11 Red Kites moving ESE, also 5 Buzzard all between 10:35 & 11:55. (J & P Rutter)

Porthgwarra: 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 20+ Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 4 Wheatear, 3 Sparrowhawk. (DK Parker)

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Late news, 18th  & 19th April,  Ruan Lanihorne, Fal/Ruan Complex:  2  Spoonbill again, roosting. (D Hall)

Late news, 21/4, Porthleven: 1 Alpine Swift with Swallows over Ashton Road about 2 miles north-west of Porthleven. (A McPherson)

Late news, 21/4, Perran Sands: 8 Whimbrel. (J Brown)

Whimbrel – Jonathan Brown

Whimbrel – Jonathan Brown

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 ad Bonaparte’s Gull briefly at Old Quay bridge this afternoon before flying towards St Erth with Black-headed Gulls. (P Roseveare)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Purple Heron again. (L Proctor) Also 1 m Garganey, 2 Gadwall, 1 Buzzard, several singing Cetti’s Warbler, few singing Sedge Warbler, c65 Whimbrel over (2 flocks, c50 + 15). (T Mills, D Eva) Afternoon: Purple Heron north of reserve in conifers then flew down out of sight (around 16.00) but believed to be still north of rail line. Drake Garganey asleep on island in front of observation area. Gadwall also present. (J Eaton) Plus 2+ Reed Warbler. (R Veal) Longrock Pool: 1m Garganey continually being harassed by swan whilst surface feeding at 7.55pm. (J Hawkey)

Garganey, Linton Proctor

Garganey, Linton Proctor

Garganey, Linton Proctor

Garganey, Tony Mills

Sedge Warbler, Tony Mills

Marazion: 109 Whimbrel over in two flocks, 4 Sandwich Tern (D Eva)

Roseland. Place Manor, near St Anthony’s Head: Hoopoe calling clearly, unfortunately, only heard and not seen. (D Hall)

Sennen: 1w Iceland Gull in fields by Eschalls Chapel. (C Moore, R Veal)

Newlyn: 1 1w Glaucous Gull still in harbour. (M Ahmad)

Glaucous Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 1 1w Glaucous Gull still. (M Ahmad)

Land’s End: 1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling near Swingates. (R Veal)

Millbrook: 1 drake Garganey. (B Taggart) Still present in evening. (M Beer)

Garganey, Dave Allan

Mevagissey: Iceland Gull in outer harbour and 5 Whimbrel. (J Dunning)

Torpoint, St John’s Lake: 2 Sandwich Tern, 26 Shelduck, 16 Oystercatcher, 30 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 3 Swallow (T Elm)

Port Loe: 23 Whimbrel. (J Dunning)

Tehidy Woods, North Cliff plantation: 2 Blackcap, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Buzzard, 2 Jay. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Whitethroat, 5 Willow Warbler, 5 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Pheasant, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Linnet (S Van Hear)

Penberth Cove/Logan Rock: 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Whitethroat, 7 Whimbrel, hundreds of Manx Shearwaters.(S Grose)

Towan Head: 1 Arctic Tern this evening. (S Rowe)

Newquay, Huers Hut: 18 Kittiwake, 4 Sandwich Tern, 16 Manx Shearwater less than 100yds off Tolcarne Beach. (S Grose)

Penwithick: 11 House Sparrow, 3 Collared Dove, 4 Woodpigeon, 1 Robin, 4 Chaffinch, 1 Blue Tit, 5 Jackdaw, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Magpie. (K.Bowers)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 27 Whimbrel (circling overhead), 4 Sandwich Tern on buoys (one with metal ring on leg) (J St Ledger)

Buttermilk Hill: Red-legged Partridge on road 200 yards east of Buttermilk Hill. (S.Cox)

Tolvaddon Garden: 1 Painted Lady butterfly. (Earliest record) (T Hasdell)

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