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)

plr/rjv

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 )

Saturday 24th August 2019

Late news, 23/8, RSPB Scillonian WIldlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 5 Eider, 2 Cormorant, 16 Shag, 7 Herring Gull, 255 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 227 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Minke Whale, 27 Common DolphinWolf Rock to Scilly: 106 Manx Shearwater, 109 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 1 Great Skua, 4 Cormarant, 7 Shag, 4 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common DolphinScilly to Wolf Rock: 48 Gannet, 21 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Shag, 22 Herring Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 68 Manx Shearwater, 1 Guillemot, 2 Fulmar, 1 Harbour PorpoiseWolf Rock to Penzance: 310 Manx Shearwater, 211 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Herring Gull, 7 Black-headed Gull, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 22 Common Dolphin. (M Jones, P Taylor)

Late news, 23/8, St John’s Lake: 20 Turnstone, 20 Sandwich Tern, 40 Redshank and 15 Dunlin with a small no of Med Gull (M Beer. C Buckland)

Late news, 23/8, Rame and Penlee: 4 Whitethroat and Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 20 Linnet,15 Goldfinch, 2 Sparrowhawk 1 Peregrine, 1 female Kestrel, 1 Sand Martin with 20+ swallow and 15 House Martin,  10+ Swift, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Fulmar, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Gannet. (M Beer, C Buckland)

Late news, 23/8, Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only): 6 Snipe, 1 Blackwit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Swift, 3 juv Gadwall. (B Bosisto)

Late news, 23/8, Lower Tamar Lake: 5 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 3 Tufted Duck, 4 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Wren, 5 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Greenfinch, 5 Robin, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Canada Geese, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay. Good numbers of Swallow and House Martins. (R Mudge)

Late news, 23/8, Davidstow: 2 Black Redstarts on the airfield. (C Selway)

Nanjizal: Tawny Pipit heard twice, plus 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 1 Garden Warbler and 1 Firecrest. Also 1 Convolvulus Hawkmoth, 1 Red veined Darter, 1 Long eared Bat. Please keep to public rights of way. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 6 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Swift. Clouded Yellow, 10 Small Tortoiseshell and a runt Painted Lady slightly smaller than Small Tortoiseshell but very fresh, presumably locally bred and otherwise immaculate.  (D Flumm) Osprey, Honey Buzzard, 15 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Clouded Yellow. (B Bosisto P Roseveare G Lawlor)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet in Valley Gardens at 17:15. (J Baker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB:  Juv Wood Sandpiper and juv Yellow-legged Gull of the bridge, (M Ahmad) Possible juv Curlew Sandpiper on Ryan’s Field, now re-identified as a Dunlin. Garganey reported off Old Quay House late morning now re-identified as a Gadwall. Also 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 150+ Canada Geese 11:10 – 11:25 (M Webb) 50+ Canada Geese, 8 Greylag Geese, 1 Grey Heron, 20+ Mallard, 1 drake Gadwall from Old Quay House car park 11:30 – 11:50. (M Webb) 78, Canada Geese, 8 Greylag Geese, 4 Common Teal,  14, mallard, 48 Curlew, 2, Whimbrel, 63 Mediterranean Gulls, 4, White Wagtails, 1 juvenile Osprey on the main estuary. 208, Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese,  4 Curlew, 1, Whimbrel, 3 Little Egrets, 56, Mediterranean Gulls. (V Stratton, E Jaun)

Common Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Common Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Curlew – Martin Webb

Gadwall – Martin Webb

Fistral Beach: 1 Raven, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Wheatear, 100+ Starling, 31 Oystercatcher, 32 Turnstone, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Rock Pipit. (S Grose)

Nanjizal-Porthgwarra: 1 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 1 Clouded Yellow, 20 Painted Lady. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 3 Yellow Wagtail with cattle at Ardensawah Farm. (M Wallace) Wryneck, Whinchat, Reed Warbler & Whitethroat below Trevean where the stream crosses the coastal path, also 2 Yellow Wagtail over. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Penzance: Osprey over the town centre flying south. (Jon@lancsbirder74)

Bodmin Moor, Leaze to Garrow: 7 Kestrel, 6 Buzzard, 5 Raven, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Wheatear, 30+ Swallow and 1 Blackcap. Butterflies included 4 Painted Lady, 7 Red Admiral, 5 Peacock, 2 Small 
Tortoiseshell, 13 Common Blue, 6 Small Copper. (B Bryne)

Maer Lake: 250+ Canada Geese, 1 Grey Heron, 19 Black headed Gulls, several Moorhens, 1 Lapwing and a moderately small number of Swallows, 1 Sand Martin. 2 Greenfinches. (H Kendall)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 9 Little Egret, 1 kestrel, 1 Buzzard. (P Ash)

Whimbrel – Paul Ash

Whimbrel – Paul Ash

Greenshank – Paul Ash

Malpas Truro: 10 Whimbrel, 50 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Oystercather, 3 Little Egret and 1 Grey Heron. (M Costa)

St Agnes: 2 Chough, between Chapel Porth and St Agnes Head at 13:30. (R B-H)

Riviere Towans, Hayle: Whinchat at Tom’s Holidays.

Caerthillian: 4 Chough, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff & 1 Whinchat. (D Eva, S Rowe)

Bass Point: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Wheatear, 3 Sparrowhawk. (D Eva, I Maclean)

Lizard Point: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Med Gull, 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Common Tern and Peregrine early am. (S Rowe, I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 3 Chough. (I Maclean)

Housel Bay: 1 Tree Pipit. (S Rowe)

Tywardreath: 32 Swallows on overhead wires in Southpark Road at 18:20 . (R Barlow)

Trevarrion: 3 Chough, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 5 Raven, 1 m Reed Bunting, 7 Stonechat, 2 Skylark, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Pheasant, 3 Common Lizard. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 117 swallows (mainly juveniles) feeding over marsh and offshore this evening. (J Hawkey)

St Merryn: 2 Barn Owl, 1 Buzzard calling over the school this eve. (S Grose)

St Ives: 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Tree Pipits, 1, female Sparrow Hawk, 50, plus Linnets, 14, Meadow Pipits on Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton, E Jaun)

Sennen: Pied Flycatcher reported in a private garden.

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Late news, 19/8, Mousehole: 1 Little Tern late afternoon. (M Elliott)

Late news, 19/8, Looe, Talland Bay: 1 Whimbrel. (E Mayhew)

Late news, 19/8, Crowdy Reservoir & Wood: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 8 Spotted Flycatchers, GS Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Tufted Duck, this evening  (B Craven)

Nanjizal: 1cy Melodious Warbler trapped plus 137 Sedge Warbler, 22 Whitethroat, 17 Willow Warbler and 18 Chiffchaffs. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson, F Bell)

Marazion Beach: 1m Wheatear, 41 (18 juv) Ringed Plover, 8 (5 juv) Dunlin, 12 Turnstone, 6 ad Sanderling. (R Veal)

Par Moor Road: Honey Buzzard calling and using thermals above Imerys office block – 11.00 hrs. (R Barlow)

Allet: Hobby hunting swallows over CWT Allet this lunchtime. (J Rance)

Maer Lake: 3-400 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 2 Greenshank, 40+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew. (T Nicholson)

Tywardreath: 3 Wren (1 adult and 2 young), 2 Bullfinch ( adult male feeding 1 young), all in private garden. (R. Barlow)

Siblyback Lake: 1 Turnstone, 8 Common Sandpiper, 31 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 4 juv Shelduck, 3 Grey Heron, 16 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Wagtail, 20+ Pied Wagtail, 30+ Swift, 20+ House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 30+ Swallow, 12 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Stock Dove, 4 Wheatear, good numbers of Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 9 Black-headed Gulls. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Penzance: 5 Eider again off Chyandour early to mid morning, and again from late afternoon. (D King)

Newquay, The Gannel:  2 Chough circling overhead mobbed by gulls. (M Taylor)

Gwennap Head: 4 Choughs  seen flying  and  then landing to feed on a rocky outcrop before flying towards Land’s End. They returned a while later and fed again.They were joined by 7 more Choughs seen flying from the direction of St. Levan. All flew towards Land’s End again and fed in fields. (I Boreham, T Carne, A Lowe, T Bouldin)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Sandwich Terns flying from Griggs Quay toward North Quay at 15:00. Observed from Lelant. (S Murnan)

Thursday 4th July 2019

Nanjizal: 2 adult Rosy Starlings also 40 Swift and c100 juvenile Swallow. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson)

Lostwithiel: Honey Buzzard seen from passing train at 10:40, landing in field at map ref. SX106605. (R. Barlow)

St Buryan: Adult Rosy Starling reported in a private garden at 07:00. (per P Taylor)

Goss Moor: 1 singing male Willow Tit, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (B Bosisto , L Payne)

Tresillian River:  19 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Redshank. (P Pearson)

Trevethow Riel, next to Waitrose in Truro: Developers (instructed by the Duchy ) have installed 71 Swift boxes into the walls of the new houses around the estate. There will eventually be another 50 boxes when all the building is complete. No Swifts this year but at least 10 have been used by House Martins, 5 have been used by House Sparrows and 1 by Blue Tits.  Interestingly the House Martins have partially blocked the entrance holes with mud. (P Pearson)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Lapwing, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

Penzance: ad Green Woodpecker feeding juv. at the college. (R Veal)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk with prey, 40+ Linnet, 2 Buzzard.

Porthilly Point: 5 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 32 Med Gull, 94 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel and 3 Redshank on Ryan’s Field over high tide. (P St Pierre)

Helston: Presumed escaped male Ferruginous Duck still on the boating lake, also 2 Common Blue Damselfly and 2 Red-veined Darter. (DK Parker)

Nanquidno: Red-veined Darter at Nanjulian. (D Flumm)

Bugle: Male Blackbird took newt sp from garden pond and pecked it until it stopped wriggling and then flew off with it. (J.Moore)

St Clement: 44 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 11 Comon Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Augarde)

Trewoon, St. Austell: Hummingbird Hawk Moth feeding on lavender in private garden. (I Toogood-Johnson)

Porth Reservoir: 9 ad Great Crested Grebe + 7 Juv, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher feeding young in nest, 1 Little Egret, 6 ad Coot +1 juv, 7 Grey Wagtail, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Buzzard, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Sedge Warbler, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Raven, 6 Blackcap, 54 Mallard, 11 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron. (S Grose)

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