Friday 11th June 2021

Late News, 10/06, Perranporth: Rosy Starling. (D Poole)

Late News, 10/6, Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 14 adult Shelduck – 1 pair with 8 young ducklings, 3 Curlew. (A Nicholson)

Lizard village: Rosy Starling still, near old village pump at 06:30. Also Hoopoe still, seen and heard calling in the same area and being chased by Magpies. (M Williams)

Rosy Starling – Mike Williams

Perranporth: Rosy Starling still present, inc. in gardens at edge of town in St George’s Hill. (T Wilson, L Gibbs)

St Merryn: 1 Rosy Starling still in private garden. (B Tregunna)

Rosy Starling – Brenda Tregunna

Rosy Starling and Starling – Brenda Tregunna

Newlyn: 1 American Herring Gull (long staying 2CY individual at Newlyn river mouth at 10:30). (N R Rogers)

Helston Boating Lake: drk Scaup, fem Ruddy Shelduck both still present, 5 young Coot. (R Veal)

Scaup – Reuben Veal

Hemmick Beach, near Dodman Point: 1 Black-throated Diver. (T Potterton)

Marazion Beach: Grey Plover, Whimbrel, Dunlin, 13 Turnstone and 11 Sanderling this am. (S. Rogers, T McGowan).

Sanderling – Steve Rogers

Marazion: Hobby over muck-heap field at top of Green Lane. (S. Cox).

Downderry: moving west, 0600-0840, 1 Great Northern Diver, 118 Gannets,  4 Fulmar, 81 Manx Shearwater, 3 Little Egret, 2 Mediterranean Gull (1s), 3 Kittiwake, 13 auk and 3 Swift. 2 Reed Warbler singing at Seaton. (A Payne)

Godrevy: Whitethroat nestbuilding. (S Williams)

Whitethroat – Stephen Williams

Whitethroat – Stephen Williams

Colliford Reservoir: Bar-headed Goose (L Cooper)

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Sunday 6th June 2021

Late News, 05/06, Little Trethvas Camp site, Cadgwith: 1 Cuckoo. (S Blanche)

Newlyn Harbour: 1st-winter American Herring Gull still at fish market this morning. (Birdguides)

Sennen: Rosy Starling behind the school. (J Miller)ame

Rosy Starling – John Miller

Rosy Starling – John Miller

St Buryan: Rosy Starling still in garden at Kew Pendra although mobile and elusive at times. (I Hayes)

Rosy Starling – Dave Flumm

Rosy Starling – John Miller

Rosy Starling – Dave Flumm

Ding Dong Moors: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 5+ Whitethroat, several Skylark,1 with beak full of insects, 3 Cuckoo calling, 1 Raven over. (J Evans)

Sancreed: Cuckoo, Garden Warbler. (D Flumm)

Cuckoo – Dave Flumm

Garden Warbler – Dave Flumm

Lizard Point: 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Puffin, 1 Basking Shark, 11 Common Dolphin. (I Maclean)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Turtle Dove near Trevean Farm. (I Maclean)

Calenick Creek: 2 Mute Swan, 4 Shelduck, 1 Heron, 1 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 12 Canada Goose. (T Hall)

Carlyon : 2 Stonechat, 2 Skylark, 4 Linnet, 2 Buzzard, 50 Carrion Crow. (T Hall)

Truro: 2 Swift flew NW over a private garden at 10.10 am. (D Jenkins)

Lanlavery Rock, Bodmin Moor: 1 Spotted Flycatcher feeding young, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Siskin and a Wheatear. (R Hollis)

Siblyback Lake: 150+ Canada Goose, 3 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 1 male Black Cap, 1 Cuckoo (heard), 1 Green Woodpecker (heard), 3 Swallow, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Wren, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Robin (1 x Juvenile). (D Sharp)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 14 Shelduck, 1 male Common Scoter, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Black-headed Gull & 1 Greater Black-backed Gull (P Kemp)

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Wednesday 2nd June 2021

Late news 01/06 Probus: Red Kite over. (G.May)

Nanjizal: Rosy Starlingtwo briefly, then flew NW. (Birdguides)

Lizard Village: Hoopoe, Just south of village. (Birdguides)

Trevescan: Rosy Starling. Male in private garden. (Birdguides)

Newlyn: American Herring Gull, still present at South Pier, (Birdguides)

Croft Pascoe: Spotted flycatcher & Cuckoo. (G May)

Ruthernbridge: 1 Dipper, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 7 Coal Tit, 4 Raven over, 4 Buzzard over, 2 Juv Grey Wagtail, 1 Spotted Flycatcher from large private garden. (S Grose)

Spotted Flycatcher, Shaun Grose

Rumps and Pentire: 1 Pheasant, 4 Fulmar, 4 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, 4 Shag, 4 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 45 Herring gull, 8 Great black-backed gull, 2 Lesser black-backed gull, 14 Puffin, 50+ Guillemot, 8+ Razorbill, 4 Wood pigeon, 5 Skylark, 9Swallow, 4 Rock pipit, 1 Pied wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 2 Stonechat, 1 Blackbird, 6 Whitethroat, 5 Jackdaw, 12Rook, 9 Carrion crow, 2 Raven, 6 House sparrow, 5 Linnet, 4 Small white, 2 Green-veined white, 2 Small copper,5 Common blue, 8 Painted lady, 2 Wall brown, 4 Small heath (M Scawen and C Robbins)

St. Breward Bodmin Moor: 1 Cuckoo 4 Stonechat 6 Meadow pipit 5 skylark 8 Buzzards (A Tomkins)

Stonechat, Andrew Tomkins

Cuckoo, Andrew Tomkins

Carbilly Tor area: 3 Cuckoo, 5 Mistle Thrush, pr Wheatear feeding young, 2 Sedge Warbler, c10 Willow Warbler. (R Veal)

Rosewall Hill: Black Stork at 11:50. Flew towards St.Ives and lost in the murk. 12:05 South of Rosewall Hill descending towards Bussow Reservoir. (I Hayes, P Kemp)

Porthgwarra (seawatch 0650-0750): c200 Manx Shearwater feeding, 2 Puffin west. Raven. (D Flumm)

Brew: Pair Pied Wagtail with two juveniles. (D Flumm)

Raven, Dave Flumm

Saturday 29th May 2021

Newlyn: American Herring Gull still. (Birdguides)

Nanjizal Valley: 1 Golden Oriole and 2 Spotted Flycatcher trapped and ringed. Also, 42 Red Kite, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Swift and 11 House Martin over this morning. (P Roseveare, J Howells, K Wilson et al)

Golden Oriole – Peter Roseveare

Golden Oriole – Peter Roseveare

Bosisto Lane: 1s male Golden Oriole (same as trapped bird from Nanjizal). (S Rogers)

Golden Oriole – Steve Rogers

Windmill Farm: Woodchat Shrike. ( G Lucas M Broadbent F Downing)

Woodchat Shrike – Fenton Downing

St Agnes: female Red-backed Shrike above the beach, perched on a low gorse bush at 3.30pm. (M Priest)

Trevurvas: 1 Serin flew into orchard off Trevurvas Lane this morning (J Evans)

Lizard Point: 1 Black Guillemot just east of Bumble Rock. Also 11 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Tern. (I Maclean et al)

Lizard Downs: sub-adult male Golden Oriole flew south towards Caerthillian, 15 Red Kite. (I Maclean)

Trevascen: Pectoral Sandpiper still on scrape. (Birdguides)

Caerthillian: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (I Maclean) 2 Red Kite. (A Witheywood)

Spotted Flycatcher – Andrew Witheywood

Woon Gumpus: Stork sp. (possibly Black Stork) over heading NE. (R Humphreys)

Gwinear: male Blue-headed Wagtail male  around mid-day in fields adjacent to Nanpusker Farm, Gwinear in cattle field on public f’path to Treglisson. Also 5 Red Kites between Wheal Alfred and Treglisson garden centre. (P Smale)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: fem Marsh Harrier, 1 Tawny Owl, c20 Red Kite before 9:00, 2 Willow Warbler, Nuthatch, 2+ Siskin. Also Sandwich Tern offshore. (D Parker, R Veal)

Rosevidney; Marazion: 1 Red Kite. (M Patterson-Jones)

Chyandour, Penzance: 20 Red Kite at 08:15. (P Fraser)

Tredrea Lane, St Erth: 4 Red Kite at 14:00. (P Fraser)

Crowlas: 2 Red Kite at 12.30 and 2 at 1805. (G Healey)

Porthcurno: 45+ Red Kite mid morning, part of the widely roaming flock. (S Rogers)

Sancreed: 53 Red Kite (48 west, 5 in cut silage field), Cuckoo, 4 Swift, Spotted Flycatcher. Also first Common Blue & Beautiful Demoiselle damselflies of the year. (D Flumm)

Red Kite montage -Dave Flumm

Porthgwarra: 10 Red Kite at 12.00. (J Eaton)

St Buryan: 21 Red Kite at 2.30. (J Eaton)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Whimbrel. (C Richards)

Stithians: 2 Cuckoo. (E Heayn)

Stithians: 5 Skylark, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 8 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 6 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 15 Linnet, 2 Stonechat, 1 Buzzard, 2 Pheasant, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (S Van Hear)

Stithians: 1 Red Kite, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Reed Bunting nests with 4 chicks, 3 chicks and 4 eggs, Whitethroat nest with 4 eggs. ( D. Eva )

Culdose: 2 Red Kite, moving S at 16.00. (P Kemp)

Lizard: 5 Red Kites drifting east at Crousa Downs, 2 St Keverne Beacon between 1:10 & 1:20pm , 2 Golgotham NR at 2:20pm, 2 Rosuick at 4:30pm . (J Hawkey K Dalziel)

St Keverne: 1 Red Kite. (A Mclean)

Coverack: 2 Red Kite over at 14.45 then headed northwest. (P Tongue)

St Breock valley: 1 Cuckoo calling (T. Nightingale)

Nine Maidens near Troon: Red Kite. (S Davenport)

Truro: male and female Bullfinch. (D Jenkins) 2 Siskin on 27th May. (D Jenkins) Red Kite this morning. (J Lewarne M Raywood)

Falmouth: 8 Swift circling over Trescobeas area. (J A St Ledger)

Calenick Creek: 4 Red Kite this afternoon. (G Fisher)

College Lake: 4 Red Kites west. (J Holmes)

Porth Joke: 15 Sedge Warbler, 12 Whitethroat, 7 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler (all counts singing males). Also 3 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Raven, 12 Goldfinch, c20 Linnet, 1 Greenfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 12 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit. (S Rowe)

Crowdy Reservoir (southern boundary) : 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Cuckoo, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Buzzard above, 1 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Treraven Meadows: 3 Great spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Marsh Tit, 53 Rook,1f Sparrowhawk over. (S Grose)

Camel Trail at Polbrock: 1 ad Dipper collecting food, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Wagtail, 7 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Siskin. (S Grose)

Padstow; Lellizzick: 46 Razorbill, 56 Guillemot, 7 Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Crackington: 2 Red Kite (1 @ 9.30am and 1 @ 2.00pm flying NE). (J & B Teague)

East Moor, Halvana: 2 Cuckoos. (B Craven)

Fox Tor/Halvana: 1 Red Kite circled rising and flew NW (B Craven)

Blackhill Down, Bodmin Moor: 1 Redstart (male), 1 Blackcap (male), 2 Reed Bunting (male), 2 Cuckoo. (J St Ledger)

Stowes Hill, Bodmin Moor: 2 Cuckoo, 2 Yellowhammer (male), 3 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Wardbrook Farm area, Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Redstart. (J St Ledger)

Sharp Tor Cottage area, Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Redstart, feeding 2 young, 6 Swift circling. (J St Ledger)

Juvenile Redstart – John St Ledger

male Redstart – John St Ledger

Lower Tremar: 2 Red Kite one at 13:30 high north east the other circling with a Buzzard at 13:45.  Also 9 Swift.  (M & R Frost)

Trink Hill: 1 Cuckoo. (P Geddes)

Kit Hill 10:30- 13:00: 2 Cuckoo, 13 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 4 Willow Warbler, 5 Meadow Pipit – no sign of any Red Kite (D Clegg, M Beer)

Treweatha; Merrymeet, Liskeard: Red Kite over at 4pm. (T Blake)

Dobwalls: 1 Red Kite, with missing feathers from one wing, heading NE, being chased by Herring Gulls; 4 Swift and 2 Swallow. (C&J Duffy)

Penpillick: Red Kite at 3pm. (K Knight)

Boyton; North East Cornwall: 2 Red Kite at 14:00. (S Smyth)

 

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Thursday 27th May

Late news 24/05 St Ives: Small skua sp. showing some features of Long-tailed Skua, (G Jones)

Skua sp. Gareth Jones

Skua sp. Gareth Jones

Late news 26/5 Praa Sands: 1 Barn Owl, several Serotine Bat over the garden this evening (J Evans)

Downderry: moving west, 0610-0815: 3 Great Northern Divers (2 on sea too), 31 Gannets, 17 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Fulmar , 17 Kittiwakes and 8 auks. A Whimbrel also present. (A Payne)

Kenwyn: Coal Tit feeding 3 young in hole in yew stump, Great Tit feeding 1 young in hole in hedge, Robin feeding 4 young at nest, pair of Goldcrest nestbuilding ( D Eva )

Southerly Point: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 7 Sandwich Tern. (G Adams)

St Austell: Swift colony around Springfield Close area in last few days, (M Bowers)

Towan Beach to St Anthony Head:  8 Common Whitethroat, 1m & 1 f Kestrel, 1 Fulmar, 2 Gannets, Skylarks, Linnets, Stonechats. 1 Cream-spot Tiger moth. (P. Pearson)

Hensbarrow Downs: 4 Cuckoo, many Meadow Pipits, Stonechats and Skylarks, (R Hollis)

Mylor Bridge: 1 Red Kite over 6pm (M Ravine)

Nanjizal: Purple Heron early am only. (K Wilson)

Carharrack:  1 cuckoo calling 5pm Sparry Lane, (W Chegwidden)

West Pentire, Newquay: 1 Hobby, 6 Swift, 12 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, c20 Swallow. (S Rowe)

Castallack: Short-eared Owl, in field this afternoon, (R Fox)

Newlyn: American Herring Gull, 1st winter at South Pier (Birdguides)

Restonguet Creek: Osprey, flew towards the beach (Birdguides)

St Just: Hooded Crow, Bosorne Street. (D Flumm)

Hooded Crow, Dave Flumm

Hooded Crow, Dave Flumm

Temple: Cuckoo, Robin, Wheatear, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, (S Netherton)

Cuckoo, Sue Netherton

Wednesday 19th May 2021

Late news, 18/5, Croft Pascoe: Tree Pipit over, Cuckoo. (M Broadbent)

Skewjack: presumed male Spanish Wagtail (ssp. iberiae of Yellow Wagtail) in barley fields and 1 Bee-eater over this afternoon, also male Blue-headed Wagtail (ssp. flava) this evening. (M Wallace)

Newlyn Harbour: 13 Turnstone, 3 Lesser Black backed Gull, 1w American Herring Gull (asleep on fish quay building roof between 13.30+14.00hrs). (S Grose)

Padstow: imm male Walrus at sea from Padstow Sealife Safaris trip.

Bradford, Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Redstart, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Green Woodpecker. (J St Ledger, G May)

St Breward, Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Redstart, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (J St Ledger, G May)

De Lank Waterworks to Garrow Tor, Bodmin Moor: 1 Redstart (male), 4 Wheatear, 2 Cuckoo. Also 1 Red Deer. (J St Ledger, G May)

Redstart, John St Ledger

Redstart, John St Ledger

Redstart, John St Ledger

Trevelmond: 1 Stonechat (m), on territory near village (C&J Duffy)

Respryn: 5 Goldcrest (one parent feeding 4 fledglings), 1 Kingfisher, 2 Dipper (parent and chick). (B Tregunna)

Devroan: large numbers of Canada geese, at least 6 pairs with very small goslings making early forays into the water.  One pair had six little ones tumbling down the bank. Also Swallows and House Martins along with 20+ Swift. (R Smith)

Truro: 3 Swift over town. (M Costa)

Bodmin Moor: pair of Cuckoos heard and seen, with annother heard, 8 Skylark, 6 Yellowhammer, numerous Meadow Pipits, 3 pairs Stonechat. (S Sanderson)

St Agnes: Cuckoo heard calling from gorse, also Stonechats, Linnets and Swallows. (F Shortall)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 9 Whimbrel. (P Fraser)

Lamorna: 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Mousehole: 19 Fulmar, 1m Kestrel, 3 Rock Pipit at the end of Cave Lane. (S Grose)

Newlyn: 1pr Grey Wagtail feeding young. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 5 Sanderling, 21 Dunlin, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Herring Gull with blue plastic ring on right leg W:328. (S Grose)

Rumps and Pentire: 5 Fulmar, 4 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 3 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 11 Kittiwake, 35 Herring gull, 3 Great black-backed gull, 2 Lesser black-backed gull, 9 Puffin, 50+ Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 3 Wood pigeon, 8 Swift, 7 Skylark, 25 Swallow, 4 House martin, 6 Rock pipit, 2 Meadow pipit, 1 Pied wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 3 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 4 Wheatear, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 15 Rook, 5 Carrion crow, 2 Raven, 6 House sparrow, 6 Linnet, 1 Large white, 1 Orange tip, 1 Small heath (M Scawen et al.)

Portscatho: Black-throated Diver reported.

Saturday 15th May 2021

We would like to inform our membership that unfortunately local birder Colin Selway passed away on Wednesday. Colin was a very knowledgeable and passionate birder who spent countless hours on our Walmsley Santuary reserve which formed part of his local patch. He also gave his time to the Society in many ways including serving on our Committee for several years and volunteering on work parties. Further information regarding his funeral and means of passing on any condolences will be posted in the near future.

Late news, 14/05/21, St Johns Lake: 7 Whimbrel,1 Bar-tailed Godwit, non-breeding plum and 17 Swift.(M Jordan)

Newlyn: American Herring Gull still. (L Sampson)

Foxhole: drake Ring-necked Duck, 2 Tufted Duck, female Mallard with 8 Ducklings from 2 separate broods. (L Bosisto)

Kenidjack: Woodchat Shrike still. (L Langley et al)

St Just: Hooded Crow on chimney at Princes Street. (Birdguides)

St Issey: drake Scaup on pond near Trevear Farm. (R Humphreys)

Hayle: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Whimbrel, 9 Curlew, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Plover, 23 Ringed Plover, 34 Dunlin, 8 Turnstone (1 in summer plumage). (J St Ledger)

Turnstone – John St Ledger

Lostwithiel, Restormal Manor: 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Kingfisher (carrying fish), 6 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 40+ House Martin, 11 Swift, 4 Buzzard, 1 Siskin, 5 Raven, 2 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Trevolly: 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Par Beach /Pool: 6 Whimbrel, 2 Rock Pipit, 11 Greenfinch, 15 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 m Bullfinch, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Song Thrush, 11 Eider (8m +3f on outer Docks wall). (S Grose)

Eider flock – Shaun Grose

Treziase: 2 Cuckoo, 3 Stonechat. (S Grose)

Blackacre: 2 Marsh Tit, 3 Linnet, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Devoran: 3 Whimbrel, 5 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher at 8:30am. (P Kemp)

Constantine: 2 Mistle Thrush at the sewage treatment works. (M Williams)

Sheviock Pond: 3 Sedge Warbler singing, 2 Little Grebe, 20 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Swift. (M Jordan)

Millbrook Lake: c60 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 9 Swift. (M Jordan)

Tregew and Roundwood NT: 1 singing Stock Dove, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Swift, 3 House Martin. (G Adams, N Stevenson, D Carrier)

Newquay: leucistic Starling on the bowling green. (C Stephenson)

Rialton Barton: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: female Sparrowhawk with Red-legged Partridge kill in private garden. (S. Marquis)

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