Monday 8th June 2020

Late news, 6/6, Roscroggan: Moorhen and 2 young on pool at Roscroggan early morning. (D King)

Late photo, 7/6, Sennen: House Martins collecting mud. (R Augarde)

House Martin, Richard Augarde

Late news, 7/6, Beacon: Singing Whitethroat. (D King)

Late news, 7/6, St Just: Turtle Dove at Bosavern. (D Flumm)

Late news, 7/6, Siblyback Lake: 2cy White-fronted Goose with the Canada Goose flock. (A Dawson)

Lamorna Cove: Honey Buzzard at 13.35 (S. Rogers).

Lizard Village: Hoopoe still at 1230. (D Wright)

St Hilary: 15+ Crossbill including juveniles at Friendship Wood. (DK Parker) 30+ Crossbill at 2 Green Woodpecker (visting nest site). (P Maddern) Also 40+ Crossbill in woods near Tregilliowe Ponds. (B Hibbet)

Crossbill – Dave Parker

Crossbill – Dave Parker

Crossbill – Dave Parker

Crossbill – Dave Parker

Perranarworthal: Osprey over this morning. (S Bearhop)

Mount’s Bay: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, 8 Puffin, c2000 Manx Shearwater from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Wadebridge: Marsh Tit coming to feeders in a private garden. (S Marquis)

Croft Pascoe: 15+ Crossbills seen, 1 Cuckoo seen and two other heard close by, 4+ Siskins. (T Pinfield)

Goonhilly: juv. Stonechat, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Spotted Flyatcher, 30+ Crossbill, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Siskin, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff. (P Day). Also 1 Cuckoo. (J Hillier)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Whimbrel over, 6 Crossbill in pines by Cheshire Homes. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 16 Sanderling, 4 Oystercatcher and 7 Black-headed Gulls on the beach. (DK Parker)

Lelant: 4 Crossbill flew East. (M Lenney)

United Downs: 4 Crossbill. (F Bell)

Laneast Downs: 2 Red Kites today at 12.30. (A Davey)

Playing Place: leucistic Starling. (T Hall)

Mount Hawke: 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove (calling all day), 94 adult + juvenile mix of Starling on overhead wires, 2 “seeping” Dunnock. (RB & PC Girling)

Lostwithiel: ad and juv Great Spotted Woodpecker on feeder. (M Simon)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Michael Simon


Thursday 4th June 2020

Late news, 3/6, Lanreath: Adult Rosy Starling in a private garden. (E Johns)

Sennen: Adult Rosy Starling by the school. (B Hibbert et al)

Rosy Starling, John St Ledger

Near Bodmin: 1 adult Honey Buzzard early pm. (P Roseveare)

Drift Reservoir: c210 Swift, c70 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin, 15 Swallow, 42 Canada Geese incl. 1 hybrid and 5 goslings. (D Flumm)

St Hilary: c25 Crossbills at Friendship Woods. (M Weakes) 65 Crossbill late pm. (M Spicer)

Crossbill, Mike Spicer

Croft Pascoe plantation: 4 Crossbills, 4 Siskins & 4 Swifts. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Goonhilly Downs: 3 Cuckoo, 25 Swift , 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 34 Crossbill (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Ashton: 7 Crossbill 9am and 3 at 12.40pm (G Healey)

Polbathic Creek: 2 Shelduck with 6 ducklings. (A Blonden)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 sum plum Dunlin, 1 (presumed 1s) Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Curlew, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1+ Siskin, Great Tit nest fledged at least 3 young on Monday. (R Veal)

Rinsey Head: 1 Red Kite between Rinsey Head and Praa Sands 09.15-09.45. (L Hodges)

Truro: m and f Bullfinch  in my garden (D Jenkins)

Heneward, Camelford: 1 Red Kite and 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (T Potterton)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 f Sparrowhawk being mobbed by Swallows. (S Grose)

Nine Maidens: 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (S Grose)

Trelow Downs: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

St Dominic: Red Kite 1130 low over sheep fields near public house. (C Imms)

The Rumps: 10 Razorbills and a large group of Guillemots, Great Black-backed Gulls, Comorants and a Fulmar at Moules Island, Polzeath.

Monday 25th May 2020

Late news, 24/5, Carclaze: 1 Honey Buzzard over East. (D Cooper)

Late news 24/5, Bodmin Moor: 4 Redstart (1 pair at Bolatherick Farm and 1 pair in fields between South Penquite Farm & Bradford), 3 prs Wheatear in stone walls between De Lank Waterworks and Garrow Tor. (J St Ledger)

Land’s End: 1 Nightingale singing and showing occasionally in hedgerow at Northern end of Treeve moor until 13:00 at least. (P St Pierre et al) Also 1 Cuckoo. (R Veal)

Bartinney: 1 Cuckoo, male Whinchat, good numbers of Stonechat families, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Pheasant, 2 Willow Warbler. (B Toms)

Red Moor (nearby): 1 Tree Pipit again, also 2 Cuckoo first thing. (P McVey)

Foredown, nr Pensilva: 1 Cuckoo. (D Sharp)

Cuckoo, Deena Sharp

Cuckoo, Deena Sharp

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Little Grebe chicks (broods of 2 and 4) on Longrock Pool. Also 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 12 Sanderling on the beach. (R Veal)

St Martin in Meneage: 4 Swift feeding over garden (S Chandler)

Argal: 7 Great Crested Grebe ( 1 incubating), 2 Mute Swan with 6 cygnets. (D Eva)

College: 4 adult Great Crested Grebe and 2 juveniles, 15 adult Coot and broods of 2 and 1 juvenile, 76 Canada Goose, 2 Sparrowhawk. (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Whimbrel, 2 Dunlin, 1 Bar tailed Godwit. (J Hicks) Also Oystercatcher pair nesting on asbestos roof from Carnsew track. (S Grose)

Newlyn Downs: 2 Buzzard, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Stonechat, 2 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Song Thrush, 7 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 10 Linnet, 5 Yellowhammer. (L Sampson)

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Late news, 19/5, Carn Galver – Porthmeor: 2 singing Cuckoos, female Merlin. (G Jones)

Porthgwarra: Hooded Crow flew North 07:40. (M Wallace) Also 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver high over, 1+ Wheatear. (R Veal, M Wallace). Also fem Serin flew over coastguard cottages at 08:40, then relocated in tamarisks in the village before flying North again. (M Wallace, R Veal, D Parker)

Nanjizal: 1 Serin (female type) flew towards Trevilley at 10:15am and then back towards Polgigga at 10:50am, 20 Swallow, 25 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin ( P Roseveare B Bosisto)

Polgigga: 1 Turtle Dove at Raftra Farm then flew toward Porthcurno, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Greenland-type Wheatear, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Red Deer. (R Veal)

Marazion: 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Dunlin, 12 Sanderling. (R Veal)

Undisclosed site: Great Reed Warbler singing sporadically. (T Phelps, M Doyle et al.)

Great Reed Warbler, Matt Doyle

Lizard: Woodchat Shrike. (R Curtis)

Woodchat Shrike, Matt Doyle

The Knavocks: 1 Cuckoo at SW593429. (G Rogers)

Cuckoo – Geoff Rogers

Week St Mary: Adult Honey Buzzard being mobbed by corvids near Week St Mary gaining height flying North East direction. (N Bastin)

Buttermilk Hill: 1 Cuckoo (B Toms)

St Breward: 1 Red Kite (T Polglase)

Gerrans:  7 Linnets, 6 Skylarks, 4 Whitethroats, 2 Cirl Buntings along the SW Coast Path. (P Pearson)

Lower Predannack: 1 Turtle Dove, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Blackcap (male), 2 Sedge Warbler, 12+ Whitethroat, 2 Skylark. Also numbers of Stonechat, Linnet and Meadow Pipit.  (J St Ledger)

Turtle Dove, John St Ledger

Bearah Tor: 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Cuckoos, 1 Redstart, m&f Wheatear on moor above quarry, 2 Yellowhammer. (R Hooper)

Par docks: 10 Eider (4 females, 6 males roosting on concrete slipway). Also 2 Kittiwake. (P Davies)

Spit Beach, Par: 6 Eider (all male). (D Cooper)

St. Gothian Nature Reserve: 10+ Swifts, 20+ Sand Martins, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, numerous Canada Geese. (Deena Sharp)

Reed Warbler, Deena Sharp

Sedge Warbler, Deena Sharp

Wheal Martyn Clay trails: 3 Cuckoos flying together, 5 in total. (R Hollis)

Falmouth: 2 Sandwich Terns at Castle beach. (M Burnley)

Monday 18th May 2020

This morning on my way to Carn Euny I took the track at Caer Bran and came across a Stoat with a rabbit kitten. It was running up the track towards me carrying the rabbit but couldn’t really see where it was going as the rabbit covered much of its face. Had I not moved I’m sure it would have tumbled into me but as soon as I went for my camera in my bag, it dropped the rabbit on the track just in front of me and ran off into the vegetation to the right. I knew I wouldn’t have to wait long for it to reclaim its prey so I was ready for it when it reappeared. It then dashed out and collected the rabbit and returned to the vegetation. Photos below show the events unfold.
I’ve had several close encounters with stoats (and weasels) over the years. They are insatiably curious and will often allow close approach if you stay still enough. One of my most memorable encounters was many years ago whilst walking through a forest in Scotland. Suddenly a Stoat in ermine (all-white winter coat with just a black tip to the tail) appeared ahead on the track running towards me. As there was no snow at the time, it really stood out against the dark floor of the forest as you can imagine. I froze like a statue, not even blinking an eye and eventually it came right up to me, sat on my foot and sniffed my leg! (Dave Flumm)

Late news, 16/5, Little Kirland, Bodmin: 1 Hobby (J Macadam)

Late news, 17/5, Perran Sands: 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (S Rowe)

Late photos, 17/5, St Just, Hendra: Tawny Pipit.

Tawny Pipit, Mark Halliday

Tawny Pipit, Linton Proctor

Tawny Pipit, Peter Tongue

Tawny Pipit, Peter Tongue

Rame Head: Honey Buzzard reported flying in off sea and headed west.

Penpol, Truro: 2 Red Kite. (J Chapple)

Whitsand Bay: 4 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 2 Dunnock, 2 Wren, 1 Sparrowhawk (with bird prey), 1 Fulmar, 1 Kestrel.

Cremyll: 1 Eider duck (immature), 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Cormorant, 18 Canada Geese.

Liskeard: 1 adult Hedgehog in garden. (D Sharp)

Truro: 1m Siskin; 1 m Bullfinch in my garden. (D Jenkins)

Kenwyn: 2 pairs of Linnet bred, one pair fledged 4 young and the other 3 young. Pair of Coal Tit feeding young in hole in wall (D Eva)

Kennack Sands: 6 Sanderling, 4 Ringed Plover; 3 Dunlin. (D Collins)

Charlestown: 1 Song Thrush, 2 juv 2 m 1 f Blackbird, 2 Swallows, 3 Wood Pigeon, 1 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tits, 2 Great Tits, 3 Robins ,1 m 1 f Goldfinch, 2 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 4 House Sparrows, 1 m 1 f Chaffinch, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff. (D Hastilow)

Song Thrush, David Hastilow

Leball Wood: Tawny Owl calling at 10.45 am.(!) (A Blonden)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 16 Shelduck and 1 duckling, 1 non-breeding plum Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew, 8+ Reed Warbler. (R Veal)

Porthcothan: 13 Chiffchaff, 18 Blackcap , 2 Willow Warbler , 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Corn Bunting (B Bosisto)

Gluvian: 1 Siskin (B Bosisto)

Rock: 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Swift. (S Grose)

Crowdy Reservoir: 3 Great Crested Grebe (all adults on the water), 1 Teal, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 1m Siskin, 1 Linnet, 1 pr Canada Geese with 7 Goslings, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Skylark. (S Grose)

Davidstow Woods: 1 Cuckoo. (S Grose)

St Kew Golf Course: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 1 Barn Owl towards Ball Roundabout from bypass. (S Grose)

Downderry: 8 Whimbrel on the beach and 6 Great Northern Divers at sea. (A Payne)

St Hilary: Nuthatch feeding young. (R Chiffers)

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Sennen: 1 American Buff-bellied Pipit feeding in cut maize field behind Sennen school. (P St Pierre, P Wilson, D Balmer et al.)

Porthgwarra:  Richards Pipit over at 09.20 am heading towards Lands End. (M Wallace) The same or another over 10:15. (D Balmer) 2 Snow Bunting still south of coastguards. Lapland bunting flushed from stubble field east of car park. Black Redstart by coast path between Porthgwarra and St Levan. Also a Brambling over. (D Chown, N Grace). 1 Vagrant Emperor flew east towards car park valley. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler reported.

Nanjizal: 1 Little Bunting, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 12 Robin, 2 Firecrest, 20 Chiffchaff, 26 Blackcap. Also 1 Hawfinch over and a possible Olive-backed Pipit. (K Wilson)

Cot Valley: 1 Honey Buzzard flew North. (P Fraser, J Martin, N Wheatley)

Walmsley: 1 Pink-footed Goose (still), 28 Cattle Egret. (J St Ledger)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Marsh Harrier hunting over the marsh early morning. (S Rogers)

St Levan: 1 Woodlark early am, then flew East. (P St Pierre)

Skewjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (P St Pierrre)

Land’s End: 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Brambling, 1 Reed Bunting. (P St Pierre)

Penzance: 1 Red-throated Diver still in harbour. (P Taylor) Also 1 Egret sp. showing restricted yellow on the lores (yellow not extending over bill), patches of yellow on the rear tarsi. (M Ahmad)

Carnon Downs: 5 Crossbill. (J Chapple)

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest. (T Mills, L Proctor)

Penlee Point: Lapland Bunting in the last field on the left along Military Road. 

Rame Head: 4 Black Redstarts today. (C Buckland) 3 Black Redstart, c20 Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 7 Stock Dove, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Wheatear, c10 Cirl Bunting. (D Clegg) Also 1 Barred Warbler heard near the coastguard cottages. (V Tucker)

Black Redstart – C Buckland

Park Head: Vismig 07.45 – 08.30 am: 4 Siskin, 42 Chaffinch, 39 Meadow Pipit, 8 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 9 Pied Wagtail, 11 Stock Dove, 1 Goldcrest. (P Roseveare)

Trevose Head: 7 Chough (no rings visible), 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Chough, John St Ledger

Chough, John St Ledger

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 13 Mute Swan, 55 Canada Goose, 6 Shelduck, 14 Mallard, 22 Wigeon, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 85 Oystercatcher, 1 Avocet, 12 Ringed Plover, 3 Grey Plover, c.100 Golden Plover, 47 Lapwing, 2 Knot, 34 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 90 Redshank, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 95 Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 70 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser black-backed Gull, 1 Great black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 4 Kingfisher, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Magpie, 1 Jay, 55 Jackdaw, 8 Rook, 120 Carrion Crow, 11 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Rabbit, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood (M Scawen et al).

Truro: Meadow Pipit in a private garden. (M Costa)

Tywardreath: Young Wood Pigeon feeding on spill from garden feeders (R Barlow)

St Dennis: 1 Black Redstart, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcaps, 1 Buzzard, 3 Mistle thrush, 1 Reed bunting, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Redwing. (P Ash)

Black Redstart – P Ash

Wadebridge: 1 singing Dipper (D Julian)

Gunwalloe Church Cove and Reedbed: 3 Wheatear, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Water Rail. (G Adams)

Poldhu Reedbed: 1, probably 2, Cetti’s Warbler. (G Adams)

Dobwalls: Tawny owls heard calling from gardens to the south of the village from midnight to 1am (C&J Duffy)

Wadebridge, Burniere Point: 47 Mediterranean Gull, 65 Herring Gull, 86 Black headed Gull following the plough in field next to the hide this eve. (S Grose)

St Ives: 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose still in harbour.

Wilcove: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Kingfisher. (A Blonden)

Newquay Boating Lake: 2 Tawny Owl over the main lake. (S Grose)

Treen: 1 Snow Bunting reported over East.

RSPB Scillonian III wildlife cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 Red-throated Diver (Penzance harbour), 1 m Eider, 46 Gannet, 7 Guillemot, 3 Razorbill,  28 Auk sp., 6 Kittiwake, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Grey Phalarope, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf Rock to St Marys: 316 Gannet, 2 Guillemot, 1 Kittiwake, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Bluefin Tuna,  22 Common Dolphin. St Marys to Wolf Rock: 38 Gannet, 2 Great Skua, 1 Storm Petrel, 3 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 58 Gannet, 8 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 4 Auk sp., 12 Kittiwake, 10 Harbour Porpoise, 2 Common Dolphin, 6+ Bluefin Tuna. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)


Tuesday 10th September 2019

There will be some disturbance at Walmsley Sanctuary on Wednesday 11th from 09:00 to early afternoon as we look to continue cutting back the vegetation to make it good for the birds and the birders! Thanks for your understanding and patience.

Late news, 9/9, Mount Edgcumbe Park: Flock of 28 Mistle Thrush dropped on to cricket pitch during heavy rain shower. (B Taggart)

Davidstow: American Golden Plover and Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the airfield by the orange windsock, still present late morning. Please respect other users of the airfield and keep the runways clear. (B Bosisto et al.) Adult & juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper this afternoon also juv Curlew Sandpiper. (D Britton, M McKee)

American Golden Plover – Paul Ash

American Golden Plover – Gary Treadwell

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Paul Ash

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Mike McKee

Fowey: Honey Buzzard calling and circling over the river in the area of Bodinnick Ferry at 10:50. (R Barlow)

Nanquidno: Nightingale at the bottom of the valley. (T McGowan)

Trevose: Hooded Crow again around Boobys Bay. (D Britton)

Porthilly Point: 1 m Wheatear, 3 Teal, 1 Shelduck, 1 m Pintail, 1 Curlew, 3 Redshank, 66 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, 9 Turnstone, 11 Meadow Pipit, 3 Raven. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Osprey, 5 Little Egret, 13 nominate Cormorant, P.c.carbo, 2 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 5 White Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm) Osprey still present at 11:00. (J Swann) 1 Osprey, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1f Kingfisher, 9 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Cormorant, 20+ Mallard, 2 Coot, 1 Fox 9.40 – 11.30. (M Webb)

Osprey – Martin Webb

Peregrine – Martin Webb

Little Egret – Martin Webb

Osprey – Martin Webb

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey over heading NW at 10:15. Osprey again, fishing over the estuary, caught a mullet before flying off NW at 13:45 and fishing on and off most of the afternoon. (S Turner) Also 2 dead Guillemot placed together by path at Carnsew by the SW entrance. (J Hicks)

Longrock: 27 Pale-belled Brent Geese offshore at 11:35 slowly drifting west. (P Fraser) Off Chyandour at 12:15. (M Spicer) Off Newlyn at 12:55. (L Proctor)

Marazion: 27 Pale-bellied Brent Geese flew into Red river mouth from Little London at 19:35. (S Rogers)

Porth Kidney: Osprey over West Cornwall Golf Course at 11:00.

Rame: Wryneck on coast path below the coastguard cottages.

Land’s End: 5 Grey Wagtail, 1 Snipe. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Porthgwarra: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Firecrest on path to stone bridge. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Lower Polmorla, St Wenn: 3 Spotted Flycatcher. (I Bennallick)

Camel Estuary Burniere Hide: 51 Mediterranean Gull in field above Trewornan Dam, following tractor, muck spreading. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary – 11:15 – 12:45: 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Teal 2 Curlew & 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (R & J Butts, J & J Atherton)
Rame Head to Penlee NR: 1 Wryneck along coastal footpath below Rame Coastguard Cottages intermittently between 12:00 and 13:00 hrs with no further sign. 32 Chiffchaff, 24 Blackcap, 5 Willow Warbler, 7 Whitethroat, 7 Wheatear, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Garden Warbler, 500+ Swallow, 60 Red Admiral, 30 Painted Lady, 2 Clouded Yellow & 1 Hummingbird Hawk-moth. (K Pellow)

St Columb Major: 1 Barn Owl circling winnards perch roundabout at 21. 00hrs.(S Grose)

Tehidy Woods: 1 Grey Heron, 30+ Mallard, 10+ Swans, 2 Robins, 1 Dunnock, 3 Moorhens, 1 Beautiful Demoiselle  and 1 Comma. (K Money)

Coverack: 1 Swift with Swallows and House Martins over Polcoverack Valley (D.Beadle)

Mermaid II: 2 Sooty Shearwater, c2000 Manx Shearwater, 3 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (2m off St Michael’s Mount), Great Skua, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit coming to roost on St Clement’s Isle with Curlew, 2 1w Yellow-legged Gull, 10-50 Bluefin Tuna feeding off Mousehole drifting west to St Lot. (M Elliott)

River Tamar, Clamoak Quay:  1 Osprey flying with caught fish into Egypt Bay just over the border in Devon. ( A. Parker )