Sunday 30th May 2021

Late News, 29/05, Pengarrock Farm, Helston: 6 Red Kite riding thermals over the valley. (J Crooks)

Late News, 29/05, Trevothan, nr. Coverack: 21 Red Kite E or NE during afternoon. Also 1 Cuckoo. (D Beadle)

Late News, 29/05, Treskewes St Keverne: 27+ Red Kites over silage fields. (A Williams)

Late News, 29/05, Traboe, St Martin: 2 Tawny Owl chicks left Owl box. (A Williams)

Late News, 29/05, Middlewood, North Hill: 1 Red Kite at 8.55 am (J Bousfield)

Late Photo, 29/05, Treeve Moor:

Pectoral Sandpiper – Mushaq Ahmad

Tehidy: 2nd Cal Great Spotted Cuckoo on the north west side of Tehidy at 4pm. Lost over trees heading north east. (K Wilson)

Woon Gumpus Common: Black Stork first seen circling over c8:55. (P Clement) Then briefly landed near Jericho Farm before flying off again, heading South East c10:10. (M Ahmad, P Clement) This afternoon, Black Stork in the fields S of Morvah at 3.25 pm briefly before flying east . Also 7 Red Kite and 11 Swift (A Bayly) In addition, 2 Cuckoo and 6 Red Kite (1215). (D Flumm)

Black Stork – Nigel Rogers

Black Stork – Mushaq Ahmad

Black Stork – John Swann

Black Stork – Richard Augarde

Polgigga: 1 Black Kite and 6 Red Kite over at 10.22 am. (K Wilson, M Wallace)

Ludgvan Churchtown: 1 Black Kite over at 10.51 am (S Ellison)

Land’s End: fem-type Golden Oriole until 8:50 in willows surrounding Swingates. (B Mellow, R Augarde, R Veal, J Overfield). fem Woodchat Shrike between car park and Swingates. (B Mellow et al.) fem Red-backed Shrike also between car park and Swingates. (P Taylor et al) Black Kite (same as above) with group of Red Kite over at 10:53. (S Rogers, P Taylor et al) Also, Osprey over 15:25. (M Broadbent, J Jones)​

Woodchat Shrike – Dave Flumm

Red Kite – Dave Flumm

Red-backed Shrike – Joe Jones

Red-backed Shrike – Mushaq Ahmad

Osprey – Nigel Rogers

Red-backed Shrike – Mushaq Ahmad

Skewjack: Black Kite (same as above) over at c11:40. Golden Oriole flew North c12:15. Also Hobby, Yellow Wagtail ssp. and Spotted Flycatcher. (M Wallace) In addition, Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler. (D Flumm)

Caer Bran: male Red-backed Shrike. (per M Elliott)

Coverack: Bee-eater. (W Hawkes)

Porthgwarra: 8 Red Kite in the area. (E Smart)

Nanjizal: 5 Red Kite. (D Flumm) In addition, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Red Kite. (R Veal)

Little Trethewey: singing male Lesser Whitethroat. (K Wilson)

Newbridge: Red Kite (1230). (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 18 Red Kite. (D Flumm)

Housel Bay, Lizard: 4 Red Kite this morning. (M Lavelle)

Poldhu Valley and Cove: Sedge Warblers, Reed Warbler, male Reed Bunting, male Stonechat with 2 juveniles, Oystercatcher on beach, flock of 6 Cormorants flying inland, 2 Red Kite at 06:10 flying east towards Mullion. (S Ford)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Red Kite. (D Eva)

St Martin in Meneage: 3 Red Kite drifting north at 13.47. A further 6 Red Kite in freshly cut silage field at 5.00 pm (ND and S Chandler)

Coverack: 15+ Red Kite (13+ W/SW, 2 E), 1 Spotted Flycatcher at Trevothen. (D Beadle)

Carnmeal Downs: 2 Yellowhammer (on territory also occupied in 2019). 1 Red Kite. (G Adams)

Helston: Blackcap in private garden. (S Buckmaster)

Goldsithney: 10 Red Kites over at 3.30 pm today. (R Nicholls)

Porth Saxon Beach, Helford River: 6 Red Kite and 1 Cuckoo over the river heading north between 08:45 & 09:30 am. (J Irvine)

Red Kite – John Irvine

Rosemullion Head: 11 Red Kite heading east at 10:00 am (J Holmes)

Falmouth: 2 Red Kite flying east over harbour at 9.30 am (S Van Hear) Also reported, 5 Red Kites over Trescobeas area between 08:30 and 09:30 am, being mobbed by Gulls. (J St Ledger)

Carnmenellis: 2 Cuckoo, 1 Kestrel, 1 Skylark (heard). (J St Ledger)

Portreath: 4 Red Kite at 3.00 pm. (N Rusden)

Camborne: 1 Red Kite low over Pengegon before drifting off to the north east, at 2.50 pm. (D King)

Chapel Carne Brea: 4 Red Kite at 2.30 pm (M Jones)

Goonhavern: 1 Red Kite flying over at 2.15 pm. (W Chegwidden)

Lostwithiel: 1 Kingfisher. (A Wilson)

Par Beach: 10 Eider offshore, 3 Whitethroat, 5 Linnet, 9 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

St Blazey, St Andrews Pool: 2 prs Mute Swan with 3 & 7 Cygnets, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 3 Siskin. (S Grose)

Par Market East Carpark: 1 Nuthatch (feeding young at nest, in hole in Oak tree nr Market entrance). (S Grose)

Stenalees: 1 Red Kite flying high eastward this morning. (R Hollis)

Foxhole: 24 Red Kite, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Siskin, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Cuckoo. (B Bosisto, P Wilkins)

Nanpean: 1 Red Kite. (B & L Bosisto)

Victoria, Roche: Osprey over Cornwall services this morning heading North. (M Reeves)

Roche: 17 Red Kite up to 6pm, one with yellow wing tag. (J Rance)

Carnanton Wood: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 1 m Blackcap at Spitfire Corner. (S Grose)

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

St Columb Minor: 2 Red Kite, east over priory Road at 08.05 am. (S Grose)

Trellogan area, Newquay: 2 Red Kites low over at 2.30 pm. (D Ensor)

Treziase: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Kestrel, 3 Linnet, 1 m Blackcap, 1 f Sparrowhawk (carrying prey and still hunting Swallows), 1 Common Lizard. (S Grose)

Tregaswith: 3 Red Kite, west at 1.30 pm, 7 Raven, 1 Red legged Partridge, 9 Linnet, 2 Skylark. (S Grose)

Walmsley Reserve, Wadebridge: 2 Red Kite over this morning. (A Langdon)

Croangate, Wadebridge: 1 Red Kite this evening. (D Julian)

Cardinham Wood: 1 Red Kite over mid morning. (P Roseveare, E Turnbull)

Davidstow Airfield: 2 Red Kite this morning. (M Worden)

Trewint area: 5 Red Kites 08.45-09.45 am (B Craven)

Garrow, Bodmin Moor: 1 Red Kite and 3 Cuckoo. (B Bryne)

Ley, St Neot: 6 Swift and 1 Red Kite (A Newsham)

Liskeard: 1 Red Kite being mobbed by Herring Gulls. Moving North towards Caradon Hill at 9.40 am. Also, 2 Swift, 2 Siskin, 4 Goldfinch. (D Sharp)

South Caradon: 13 Starling with at least 5 being juvenile birds, 4 Yellowhammer, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Raven, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Spotted Flycatcher (collecting nesting material), 3 Linnet, 1 Stonechat, 1 Common Buzzard. (D Sharp)

Spotted Flycatcher – Deena Sharp

juvenile Starling – Deena Sharp

Yellowhammer – Deena Sharp

Trevollard near Saltash: 2 Red Kite drifting north over at 10.45 am (G Lewis)

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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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Friday 7th August 2020

Late news, 6/8, Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth: 2 Sandwich Tern. (S Van Hear)

Land’s End: 1 Icterine Warbler this morning. (T McGowan)

Maer Lake: Great White Egret early morning. Also, 1 Wood Sandpiper and 5 Dunlin. (B Craven)

Great White Egret – Brian Craven

Great White Egret – Brian Craven

Marazion Beach: 5 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, c15 Turnstone, c20 Dunlin, c40 Ringed Plover, 6 Sanderling. (R Veal)

Loe Pool: 1 Little Tern. (S Bury, D Beadle)

Predannick Wollas: Juvenile Red-backed Shrike at Predannick Wollas on coastal path half mile S of the NT car park on hedges beside first pedestrian gate. (K Dalziel & J Hawkey) Still present albeit only seen briefly at 12:30 (D Beadle). Also 3 Chough, 1 Skylark, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Whitethroat (juv), 3 Stonechats, 2 Clouded Yellow butterflies (inc. Helice form), 1 Stoat, 2+ Dark Green Fritillary Butterfly, Autumn Lady’s Tresses. (K Dalziel & J Hawkey, D Beadle)

Red-backed Shrike – Kate Dalziel

Red-backed Shrike – Kate Dalziel

Clouded Yellow – Kate Dalziel

Autumn Lady’s Tresses – Kate Dalziel

Drift Reservoir: 3 Little Egret, 1 Teal, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Swift, fem Kingfisher, 10 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Kingfisher – Dave Flumm

Kingfisher – Dave Flumm

Carnsew Pool: 2 (ad & juv) Sandwich Tern, ad Sanderling, 1 Turnstone, 9 (2 juv) Ringed Plover, 15 (10 juv) Dunlin. (R Veal)

Porthilly Point: 76 Mediterranean Gull on mussel crates at 07.45am. (S Grose)

Rock: Mediterranean Gulls observed feeding on insects above from private gardens most of the afternoon, 2 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Padstow: Covey of 7 Grey Partridge in field behind ‘Dog Kennel’ at Trethillick Farm, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Crugmeer: 1 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Tresemple Pool: 10 Greenshank, 43 Curlew, 79 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 13 Whimbrel. (D Eva)

Coverack: 1+ Sandwich Tern in the Bay and 1 Sedge Warbler at Trevothen. (D Beadle)

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Friday 29th May 2020

Late News, 29/05, Higher Colenso: 7 Red Kite seen in 30 min (12.30) drifting generally south. (C Richards)

Late News, 28/05, Jollys Bottom, Chacewater: 1 Red Kite, also 1 seen 13/04 (J Simpson)

Lands End: Rosy Starling in horse paddocks early am only. (B Mellow)

Tintagel: 1 adult Rosy Starling today (M Brocklehurst)

Rosy Starling – M Brocklehurst

Jollys Bottom, Chacewater: 1 calling Cuckoo, also 22nd May (J Simpson)

Kenidjack: 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (J Hicks)

Pendruffle Wood: Marsh Tits with young (A Blonden)

Trevose Head: 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Blackcap, 6 Whitethroat, 10 House Martin, 15 Swallow, 2 Red-veined Darter ( B Bosisto L Payne)

Trevilley: 2 (pr) White Wagtail with food items, 3 Red Kite. (R Veal)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (R Augarde)

Land’s End: fem Red-backed Shrike in donkey paddocks this evening. (D Parker)

Red-backed Shrike – Dave Parker

Red-backed Shrike – Dave Parker

Drift Reservoir: 2 Red Kite, c30 Swift. (R Veal)

Rock: 1 Osprey north at 09:10 hrs and 3 Red Kite. (S Grose)

Croft Pascoe, Goonhilly: 2 Red Kite, Spotted Flycatcher and Greater Spotted Woodpecker, juv Goldcrest. (J Witheywood)

Porthleven: 5 Red Kite this am (S Richards)

Red Kite – Steve Richards

Newquay: 21 Red Kite east 0830-1000. (S Rowe)

Penryn: 4 Red Kite over at 9am. (J Holmes)

Malpas: 1 Red Kite over Carew Pole Close. (M Costa)

St Agnes: 1 Red Kite over this am. (V Skilton)

Sancreed: 20 Red Kite east 09:00-12:00. (D Flumm)

Allet: 2 Red Kite over. (J Chapple)

Carnyorth: Red Kite heading north east at 10:23. (J Swann)

St Kew: 1 Red Kite St Kew highway 12.00 (B Sibley)

Godolphin Cross: 1 Red Kite high going south. (C Richards)

Tehidy: Red Kite mobbed by Jackdaws landed on Tehidy Park Golf Course 08:10 (A.Neil)

Perranporth: Red Kite low over the town at 16.30 (T Wilson)

Newquay: 48 Red Kite east (21, 0830-1000; 18, 1000-1300; 9, 1300-1530), 1 west at 1555. (S Rowe)

St Stephens: 5 Red Kite seen 17.00 over Bodinnick Farm, St Stephens (R Barnecut)

Lanivet: 2 Red KIte heading North at 17:35. (P Davies)

Tresparret: Red Kite flying across PL32 9ST just now. One also seen a couple of weeks ago. (B Culver)

Gluvian: 32 Red Kite all moving east this afternoon (B Bosisto)

Carbis Bay: 6 Red Kite over our garden this morning (S & H Hodder)

Ventonleugue: 1 Red Kite moving east over Ventonleague at 11.48 am.(P & J Rutter)

Tuckingmill/Tolvaddon valley, Nr Camborne: 1 Red Kite (M Eastman)

St Ives: 3 Red Kite, heading east 09:00 – 9:30 (G Jones)

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Tuesday 26th May 2020

Late News, 13 May, Penhale Point: 6 Wheatear, 2 Pr Stonechat, 4 Skylark, 5 Meadow pipit, 4 Rock pipit, 6 Linnet, 2 Whitethroat, 12 Razorbill on cliff below Ligger Point SW758 582. (D Thomas)

Late News, 19 May. White Cross, Newquay: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Yellowhammer, 2 Skylark, 6 Sparrow, 1 pr Wren, 1 pr Dunnock, 2 pr Blackbird, 2 Blackcap, 1 pr Pied Wagtail, 1 pr Raven with 3 young, 3 Buzzard. 1 Sparrowhawk. (D Thomas)

Late News, 20 May White Cross, Newquay: 30+ Golden Plover, these flew around several times high in the sky, disappeared towards Fraddon. This is the latest date we have seen Golden Plover here, usually seen in April.(D Thomas)

Wadebridge: 21 Shelduck in field nr Trewornan Dam. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 female Marsh Harrier. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Porthilly: 1 Ringed Plover, 21 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Pentire; Polzeath: 7 Puffin on Mouls Island, 1 juvenile Wheatear being fed by parents. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Park Head: 1 juvenile Wheatear. (M Bosisto)

Buttermilk Hill: 5 Red Kite flying east towards St Ives. (J Eaton)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Red Kite over. (D Hastilow) 1 Red Kite E over the estuary at 4.30pm (J Hawkey)

Marazion Marsh: 3 Red Kite circling high then 1 later flew NW direction. (P Moore)

Newlyn: flock of c8 Black Swans over at 09.20 came in over the Harbour from South and headed towards Drift following Coombe River. (R Chiffers)

Madron: 1 Red Kite at 6pm. (J Emery)

Sancreed: 2 Red Kite west over village 15:55 hrs then north followed by another 16:10. (D Flumm)

Canonstown: 2 Siskin. (J Mundy). 2 Red Kite. (M Spicer)

Siskin- J Mundy

Tregeseal: 4 Red Kite. (S Williams)

Falmouth: 3 Red Kite at around 5pm today. (K Elvans)

Carharrack: 1 Cuckoo, 7 Siskin (3 adult female & 4 juvenile) (R Hooper)

Stithians: Pair of Canada Geese with 3 goslings southern cut off, Pair of Willow Warbler feeding 6 young at nest, Pair of Blackcap feeding 5 young at nest. 1 Greenshank. ( D Eva )

Breney Common CWT Nature Reserve: 2 Tree Pipit, 4 Meadow pipit, 4 Yellowhammer, 40+ Long-tailed Tit (several families flying in one large flock, 4 Garden Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 5 Willow warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Buzzard, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Cuckoo and 3 Nuthatch. Marsh fritillary, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Green Hairstreak, Speckled Wood and Common Blue, Broad-bodied Chaser, Four-spot Chaser. (D Thomas) 

Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Redstart, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Cuckoo in fields between South Penquite Farm & Bradford.
4 Cuckoo, 3 Wheatear, 1 Green Woodpecker (heard); also 8 Red Deer and 1 Roe Deer between De Lank Waterworks and Garrow Tor. (J St Ledger, M Lammas, S Marquis)

Temple: Party of 8 adult Canada Goose, 1 Buzzard, 3 vocal Cuckoo, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush. (RB & PC Girling)

Carfury: male Red-backed Shrike. (M Elliott)

Penzance: 3 Red Kite. (M Elliott)

Truro: 15 Swift. (P Fraser)

St Just: 12 Red Kite. (N Shanks)

Gulval: 15 Crossbill West. (M Elliott)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Cuckoo. (P Walsh)

Caerthillian area: 1 Woodchat Shrike (4th of spring on Lizard). (M Pass)

Cot Valley: Golden Oriole in flight, dropped into centre of valley but not relocated. (N Wheatley)

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Thursday 21st May 2020

Late news, 20/5, Downderry: 6 Whimbrel on the beach early in the morning. 2 Great Northern Divers moving west and another 11 on the sea. (A Payne)

Calartha Farm, Pendeen: 2 Bee-eaters 17:22. (K Aspden) 1 male Red-backed Shrike in field by the turbine. (P Clement)

Sennen Cove: 2 Bee-eater flew north 16:17. (K Wilson)

Cribba Head, Penberth: 1 male Red-backed Shrike. (M McKee) A second male reported to the east of the valley.

Nanquidno: 1 male Red-backed Shrike at Polpry. (C Moore)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 female American Wigeon and can be viewed from the public footpath. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Kuggar: 1 Turtle Dove early morning. (C Lee)

Sancreed: 1 Red Kite east at 18:15. (D Flumm)

Treeve Moor: 1 Whinchat. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: 1 Hoooded Crow. (M Wallace)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron & 5 Shelduck (P Kemp)

Truro: 1 m Bullfinch feeding on nyjer feeder this am. (D Jenkins)

Godolphin Cross: 16.45 Red Kite drifting south. (C Richards)

Trevalgan Hill, St Ives: two Cuckoo mid afternoon. (C Richards)

St Ives: Red Kite E overhead 15.00h (G Jones)

Wainhouse Corner: 2 Red Kite 1 mile south on A39 18:00. (I Hall)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Cuckoo (L Payne)

Soapy Cove: 3 Cuckoo (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Kynance: 1 Cuckoo (B Bosisto, L Payne)

West Trewirgie, Redruth: 2 Red Kites being mobbed by Rooks. (C Cullen)

Gluvian: 1 Red Kite (M Bosisto)

Wadebridge: 3 Red Kite over heading eat at 16:30. (A Langdon)

Red Kite, Adrian Langdon

Golitha Wood: 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (M Beer)

Downderry: 4 Whimbrel on the beach. Moving west 2 Common Scoter, 10 Great Northern Divers, 64 Gannets, 75 auks, 13 Dunlin, 2 Manx Shearwater and a Kittiwake before 0725. A further 11 Great Northern Divers on the sea. (A Payne)

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Late news, 15/10, Looe Island: 1 Blackbird, 2 Blackcap, 36 Black-headed Gull, 57 Carrion Crow, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Cormorant, 1 Curlew, 2 Dunnock, 2 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 10 Goldfinch, 104 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 32 Herring Gull, 15 Little Egret, 4 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Pheasant, 6 Robin, 8 Rock Pipit, 5 Shag, 2 Stonechat, 1 Water Rail, 2 Whimbrel, 6 Woodpigeon, 5 Wren, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Spooner)

Marazion: Grey Phalarope feeding c10m off the beach near the sand dunes at c08:30. (R Veal) Moulting juvenile White-rumped Sandpiper feeding in the cut off channel of Red River at c09:55 and still present at 15:10 despite the dogs and holiday makers. (M Ahmad et al.)

White-rumped Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

White-rumped Sandpiper – Mashuq Ahmad

White-rumped Sandpiper – Nick Truby

White-rumped Sandpiper – John Chapple

Porthgwarra: Red-breasted Flycatcher in NW corner of 60ft Cover and Yellow-browed Warbler in the car park sallows, also 2 Firecrest, 3 Wheatear, 6 Siskin & Hummingbird Hawkmoth in the area. (M Wallace)

Lizard: Barred Warbler still present between the pump station and the camp site. (M Pass) Pied Flycatcher in the village.

Nanjizal: Olive-backed Pipit in and over the valley. Also Ring Ouzel, Woodlark, 8 Siskin over plus 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Water Rail. 71 birds ringed, mostly Meadow Pipit but 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest and a late Common Whitethroat. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Penzance: Red-throated Diver in the marina at mid day. (L Proctor) Also 81 Turnstone, 27 Ringed Plover at Jubilee Pool. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Kynance Cove: Red-backed Shrike again on footpath ESE of Soapy Cove. (J Cook)

Porthcurno: Yellow-browed Warbler south of the car park, just east of the “beach cafe” also 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Firecrest. (D Chowns)

Zennor: Yellow-browed Warbler opposite the Tinners Arms at 17:30.

Penlee NR: Yellow-browed Warbler with tit flock also 5 Chiffchaff , 7 Goldcrest, 2 Stonechat. (K Pellow)

Rame Head – Polhawn – Penlee: 12 Chiffchaff , 2 Blackcap , 8 Goldcrest ,25 Stonechat , 35+ Skylark , 20+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear , 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (K Pellow) Woodlark over. (C Buckland)

Pentewan: Arctic Tern on the beach.

Perranporth: Little Gull flew over the beach at 13:56.

Treraven Meadows: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Bar-headed Goose with Canada Geese, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 13 Lapwing, 1 Dipper flew over wires onto main river. (S Grose)

Kings Mill Lake: 23 Greenshank, 38 Redshank, 46 Curlew, 46 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 35 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 310 Black-headed Gull, with c.1500 on Tamar, c.80 Herring Gull, and 2 Great Black-backed Gull, on a receding tide. (P Kemp)

St. Ives Island (10:55-12:00): 1 Brent Goose (Harbour), 14 Common Scoter, 248 Razorbill, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 104 Kittiwake, 25 Gannet, 1 Little Gull (1st Winter) within Kittiwake flock off northeast of Porthmeor Beach. (P Nason)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey still present today. (A McKechnie)

Osprey Alex Mckechnie

Kenidjack valley: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler.(P Clarke)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 15 Mute Swan, 35 Canada Geese, 11 Mallard, 11 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 15 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 60 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, c.200 Golden Plover, 14 Lapwing, 9 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 55 Curlew, 220 Black-headed Gull, 13 Mediterranean Gull, 150 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 16 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 95 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 7 House Sparrow, 2 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood. (M Scawen et al.)

St Levan: White Stork (released individual) flew east over St Levan church at 2pm then circled high over Porthcurno and lost to view drifting east. (M McKee)

Newquay: 4 Tawny Owl heard between Trenance gardens and Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

St Agnes: 2 Chough at Wheal Coates. (J Cornelius)