Wednesday 4th August 2021

Camel Estuary, Dinham Flats: Buff-breasted Sandpiper this afternoon. (D Julian)

Newlyn: Hooded Crow along Gurnick Road. (B Oates)

Nanpean: Tree Sparrow flew east at 8:20am. (B Bosisto)

Clapper Marshes: Wood Sandpiper still. (D Julian)

FalmouthSwanpool lake: Drake Scaup in eclipse still present. (T Wilson)

Siblyback: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper & 1 3CY Yellow-legged Gull (P Kemp)

Tresemple Pool: 11 Greenshank, 40 Redshank, 44 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 1 adult plus 7 juvenile Shelduck (D Eva)

Bradford: 3 Common Redstart (1 ad male, 2 juv – perhaps from separate broods). (K Dalziel)

Redstart, Kate Dalziel

Redstart, Kate Dalziel

Carbilly: 1 juvenile Northern Wheatear. (K Dalziel)

Wheatear, Kate Dalziel

King Arthur’s Downs: Black Darters breeding on bog pools, also Small Red Damselfly, Keeled Skimmer and Four-spotted Chaser. (K Dalziel)

Bodmin Moor: juv Cuckoo. (S Sanderson)

Polgigga: 2 Green Sandpiper over this afternoon. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra – Trevilley: 26 Sedge Warbler, 6 Willow Warbler, c20 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler, c200 Linnet. (R Veal)

Rumps and Pentire: 3 Woodpigeon, 5 Oystercatcher, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 45 Herring Gull, 5 Fulmar, 120 Gannet, 7 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Marsh Harrier (juvenile), 6 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 4 Skylark, 8 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 4 Whitethroat, 50 Starling, 1 Robin, 4 Stonechat, 5 Wheatear, 3 House Sparrow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 7 Rock Pipit, 35 Linnet, 25 Goldfinch, 3 Small Skipper, 7 Large White, 6 Common Blue, 2 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock, 1 Dark-green Fritillary, 4 Wall Brown, 15 Gatekeeper, 15 Meadow Brown, 12 Six-spot Burnet (M Scawen et al)

Late news, 3/8, Trevilley: 2cy Iceland Gull still present. (R Veal)

Late news, 3/8, Porthgwarra: Sooty Shearwater and 5 Balearic Shearwater reported past.

Scillonian news: Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater reported offshore Land’s End this evening.

Thursday 3rd June 2021

Late News, 02/06/21, Croft Pascoe: 2 Spotted Flycatchers, Willow Warbler, 3 Goldcrests and male Chaffinch. Cuckoo and Chiffchaff heard but not seen. (S Ford)

St Agnes: 1 Little Swift flew south-west towards St Agnes Beacon with House Martins. (G Lawlor)

Gwennap Sewage Works: Black Stork went east at 5pm. (F Bell)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 Ruddy Shelduck. (S Ford) drake Greater Scaup. (D Collins)

Ruddy Shelduck – Steve Ford

drake Greater Scaup – David Collins

Ruddy Shelduck – David Collins

Bude: adult Rose-coloured Starling in private garden. (M Marval M Worden)

adult Rose-coloured Starling – Mark Worden

adult Rose-coloured Starling – Martin Marval

Predannack Wollas to Soapy Cove: adult Rose-coloured Starling on last coastal hedge of Lower Predannack Wollas Farm before Lower Predannack Downs ,4 Bullfinch (2prs), 1f Greenfinch, 6prs Stonechats (2prs with fledglings), 2 Common Swift,1 Kestrel,1 Chiffchaff (heard), 1 Willow Warbler (heard),1 Kestrel, 1 Cream Spot Tiger Moth,Small Pearl Bordered Fritillaries, Common Blue, Speckled Wood, Small Heath & Wall butterflies. (JH & K Dalziel)

Cream Spot Tiger Moth – Kate Dalziel

Rose-coloured Starling – Kate Dalziel

Hartland Junction; just before Clovelly Cross: 1 Hooded Crow. (M Worden)

Hooded Crow – Mark Worden

Housel Bay: Rose-coloured Starling. (L Langley)

Mount area: Pair of Green Woodpeckers, Tree creeper, Chaffinch, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Buzzard.(J.Goodair)

Treecreeper – Jasmina Goodair

female Green Woodpecker – Jasmina Goodair

male Green Woodpecker – Jasmina Goodair

Bastreet, Bodmin Moor: 3 Cuckoo. (P Crispin)

Minions, Withybrook Marsh, Tregarrick Tor: 1 Cormorant,3 Buzzards,2 Herring Gulls, 1 Woodpigeon, 7 Cuckoos, 2 Swifts, 2 Swallows,3 Skylarks, 2 Tree Pipits,2 Meadow Pipits, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Wrens, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robins, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Blackbirds, 1 Redstart, 6 Wheatears, 2 Stonechats, 4 Willow Warblers, 1 Magpie, Crows, 1 Raven, Goldfinches, 5 Chaffinchs, 2 Linnets, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Yellowhammers. ( A. Parker et al )

Temple: 1 Cuckoo (heard not seen), 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Raven (1 ad, 2 juv), 1 vocal Songthrush, 1 vocal Chaffinch. (RB & PC Girling)

Bude: 11 Swift over Bude Rugby Pitch at 8:30pm. (R Maye)

Stithians Lake: 3 Buzzard, 1 Red Kite. (J Griffin)



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 26th May 2021

St Just: Hooded Crow again on Victoria Row. (D Munday)

Trevorian Pool: male Scaup still, 2 Gadwall. (P Walsh)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: Whimbrel. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Great Crested Grebe. (P St Pierre)

Marazion Beach: 125 Sanderling at 08:30, with 1 Whimbrel, 60 Sanderling 60 at 19:30. (P Fraser)

Mount’s Bay: 5 Black-throated Diver, 12 Great Northern Diver. (P Fraser)

Knavacks/Mutton Cove/Godrevy: 1 Kestrel, 5 nesting Shags (3 nests) with 4 chicks visible, many adult and juvenile Stonechats, many Swallows, 5 Linnets, 3 Skylarks, 2 Rock Pipit, 20+ Fulmar (C Taylor)

Ryan’s Field: 2 Swallows, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, 1 Wren, 5 Sedge Warbler, 2 Goldfinch. (C Taylor)

Hayle Estuary (opposite Ryan’s Field): 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel (C Taylor)

Carnsew Pool: 3 Cormorant, 6 Whimbrel, 4 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher (C Taylor)

Kynance: female Northern Wheatear, Rock Pipit in display flight. (M Greenhalgh)

Hannafore, West Looe: 6 Common Scoter, 2 Sanderling, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Cormorant, 10+ House Martin (collecting mud for nesting). (D Sharp)

House Martin, Deena Sharp

Downderry: moving west, 0605-0755:  1 Shelduck, 10 Common Scoters, 6 Great Northern Divers, 16 Fulmar, 3 Manx Shearwaters, 15 Kittiwakes, 4 Sandwich Terns and 60 auks. (A Payne)

Rosemullion Head: 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Common Guillemot on sea 10:30. (J Reilly)

Ruan: Spotted Flycatcher. (S Martinez)

Nanjizal: Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 6+ Siskin. (K Wilson, R Veal)

Predannack: 4 Sedge Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, flock of Linnets, 1 Fulmar, 1 Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary, 3 Wall butterflies, 3 Common Blue, 2 Small Coppers. (P. Pearson)

Rumps and Pentire: 4 Fulmar, 1 Gannet, 2 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 3 Oystercatcher, 45 Herring gull, 6 Great black-backed gull, 2 Lesser black-backed gull, 2 Puffin, 100+ Guillemot, 20+ Razorbill, 4 Wood pigeon, 12 Skylark, 30+ Swallow, 3 House martin, 6 Rock pipit, 2 Meadow pipit, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 4 Stonechat, 1 Blackbird, 2 Wheatear, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 25 Rook, 7 Carrion crow, 5 House sparrow, 2 Goldfinch, 8 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer, 3 Grey seal, 2 Large white, 2 Orange tip, 3 Common blue, 1 Peacock, 4 Wall, 1 Small heath (M Scawen et al)

Nare Head: 1 Hobby, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 1 Yellowhammer. (L Sampson)

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)


Monday 17th May 2021

St Just: Hooded Crow still visiting private garden on Victoria Row. (D Munday)

Drift Reservoir: 35 Canada Geese, 15 Swift, 40 Swallow, 4 House Martin, Sand Martin, 2 Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher. No sign of Great Crested Grebes at the nest so either eggs have hatched or they’ve deserted. (D Flumm)

Trencrom: 1m Greenland-type Wheatear, 11 Raven, 3 Willow Warbler and 2 Whitethroat singing. (R Veal)

Navax Point: 35 Common Guillemot and 4 Razorbill in a raft off the point. (J Reilly)

Pendarves Woods: 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 singing Male Firecrest, 2 Long-Eared Bat species (J Evans)

Croft Pascoe: 10+ Siskin, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher (f), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,1 Willow Warbler, 1 Cuckoo calling (J Evans)

Windmill Farm: 3 Cuckoo calling, 2 Whitethroat singing next to information center (J Evans)

Bass Point: 1 Gannet and a Jackdow collect grubs from a field. (M Bennett)

Stithians Reservoir: 8 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cuckoo, 1 pair Blackcap, numbers of Whitethroat, Sedge Warblers, Willow Warbler and Linnet. Also 1 stag Roe Deer. (J St Ledger)

Cuckoo – John St Ledger

Callestick: m Mandarin on private pond. (T Wilson)

Mandarin – Tony Wilson

Mount Hawke, Truro: Cuckoo at Tywarnhale Mine high above the Mount Hawke to Porthtowan Road. (S Hill)

Par Duck Pond: Female Mute Swan with 7 cygnets. (R. Barlow)

Mute Swan and Cygnets – Roy Barlow

Respryn: 2 Dipper (adult and juvenile) (B Toms)

Towan Head, Newquay: 100+ per minute Manx Shearwater, along with lots of auks, Gannets and Kittiwakes. Also, 20 Whimbrel. (M Lammas)

Kingsmill Lake: 4 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, 3 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 9 Shelduck & 1 Juv Grey Heron (P Kemp)


Sunday 16th May 2021

Victoria Row, St Just: 1 Hooded Crow in a private garden. (D Munday)

Porthpean: 1 Serin singing briefly then mobile. 13 Great Northern Diver, 2 Whimbrel. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Foxhole: drake Ring-necked Duck still. (B & L Bosisto)

West Penwith: White Downs: 1 Cuckoo flew from Watchcroft to cow pasture (J Evans)

Porthgwarra: 11 Great Northern Diver, 1 Puffin, 14 Kittiwake, 36 Fulmar (all west, 0810-1010)(N R Rogers)

Great Northern Diver – Nigel Rogers

Pendeen: 1 Puffin and 2 Sanderling. (P Combridge)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Little Egret, 10 Mallard, 23 Shelduck incl pair with 7 ducklings, until one was taken by a Carrion Crow which killed and ate it, 6 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover. Also, 36 Sanderling at  Porth Kidney Beach. (D Flumm) In addition at Ryan’s Field, 4 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 17 Canada Goose, 8 Swift, 2 Buzzard, 12 Swallow, 1 House martin, 6 Reed Warbler, 1 Peregrine, 2 Willow Warbler, 6 Goldfinch. (I Grant & F Were)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 pr Mute Swan with 8 Cygnets, 2 Little Grebe, 15 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 m Great Spotted Woodpecker. Also from the beach, 21 Fulmar on cliff to the South. (S Grose)

Mute Swan Cygnet – Shaun Grose

Swanvale: 1 f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff. (S Grose)

Falmouth Marina: 23 Mute Swan. (S Grose)

St Clements: 25 Mute Swan, 19 Shelduck, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

St Austell Bay: 10 Eider, 45 Oystercatcher. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Penwithick: 2 Bullfinch, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Woodpigeon, 5 Siskin, 6 Chaffinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Goldfinch, 2 Blue Tit, 10 House Sparrow, 1 Robin, 1 Greenfinch, 4 Dunnock In a private garden. (K Bowers)

Bullfinch – Kevin Bowers

Dinham Flats, Camel Estuary: 1sp Grey Plover, 2 Whimbrel, 1st summer Mediterranean Gull. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Davidstow Airfield: 8 Dunlin, 11 Ringed Plover, 7 Wheatear. (B Bosisto, Proseveare)

Bude: 1m Sparrowhawk hunting in private gardens. (R Maye)