Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Late news, Sunday 31st May, Constantine: 1 Red Kite. (J Blount)

Falmouth: 1 Red kite overhead Trescobeas area at 8.35 this morning. (J St Ledger)

Polgigga: 2nd cal male Red-footed Falcon between Lower and Higher Bosistow (K Wilson)

Predannack: Cuckoo heard briefly on airfield from bridleway at 0835hrs. Another heard from the direction of Kynance Farm at 0900hrs. (D King)

De Lank Water Works: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 pair Wheatear nesting in stone wall. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Cuckoo – B Bosisto

De Lank Valley: 4 Siskin, pair Treecreeper feeding young at nest, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Bowood Golf Course: 1 Red Kite (M Worden)

Wadebridge, St Mathews Hill: 1 Red Kite high overhead flying north east at 5pm. (D WIlson)

St Just: Flock c70 Starlings incl many juveniles. (D Flumm)

Wednesday 26th June 2019

Late news, 10/6, Lizard: Green Warbler identification confirmed by DNA, a first for Cornwall, but sadly only briefly at a private site. (per M Collinson)

Late news, 23/6, Trevose Head: Wholly unconfirmed report of a House Crow. (per RBA)

Perranporth: Wholly unconfirmed report of a Pied Crow in a garden this morning. (per RBA)

Boobys Bay: Hooded Crow still on the mussel beds. (R Augarde)

Hooded Crow – Richard Augarde

Penzance: 1 Ad Bonaparte’s Gull heading East past Jubilee Pool and 15:20 (J Evans)

Castle-an-Dinas: Female Red-footed Falcon headed North East past Castle-an-Dinas late afternoon. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Porthilly Point: 50+ Sand Martin, 2 Mediterranean Gull on the mussel crates. (S Grose)

Porthilly Bridge: 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Lundy Bay to Port Quinn: 3 Skylark, 30 Linnet, 3 Kestrel, 7 Stonechat, 12 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-back Gull, 3 Wren, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Raven, 1 Wheatear, 3 Wood Pigeon, 3 Fulmar, 1 Shag, 1 Meadow Pipit, 8 Swallow, 12 House Martins and 1 Chaffinch. (J Burges)

Marazion: 1s Med Gull, 6 Black-headed Gull and 6 Swift offshore at 16:20. (DK Parker)

Rumps and Pentire Point: 2 Mallard, 1 Shelduck, 2 Pheasant, 5 Fulmar, 1 Gannet, 6 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 4 Oystercatcher, 80 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 11 Puffin, 25 Guillemot, 7 Razorbill, 1 Wood Pigeon, 3 Swift, 12 Skylark, 12 Swallow, 4 Rock Pipit, 2 Wren, 6 Stonechat, 4 Wheatear, 1 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 5 House Sparrow, 5 Goldfinch, 13 Linnet, 8 Large White, 1 Small Copper, 2 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 27 Painted Lady, 12 Meadow Brown, 10 Small Heath, 9 Six-spot Burnet. (M Scawen et al.)

Tywardreath: 2 Swift; 3 Swallows over Southpark Road – 20:10. (R Barlow)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 40+ Black-headed Gull including the first returning  juvenile seen. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 46 Painted Lady, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 6 Meadow Brown, 2 Speckled Wood. (D Flumm)

Downderry: At least 190 Swifts flew east before 07:30. Also 5 Common Scoters moved west. (A Payne)


Tuesday 27th June 2017

Late News, 25/06, Ruan Minor: Red-footed Falcon in field behind private house in Ruan Minor, The Lizard.

Lower Tamar Lakes: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Scarce Chaser dragonfly. (B Byrne)

Rock beach: 13 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Rock: Buzzard in private garden. (S Gooding)

Common Buzzard – Steve Gooding

Clapper Marshes: 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper (first bird this autumn). (D Julian)

St. Germans: Privet Hawk-moth hatched after 2 winters in pupa. (A Blonden)




Sunday 18th June 2017

Wadebridge: 1 Red-footed Falcon, male over Coronation Park then flew towards Padstow

Garrow: 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Lesser Redpoll ( D.Eva )

Butters Tor Marsh: 5 adult Black-headed Gull and 3 young , 4 Red Deer, 1 Roe Deer (D. Eva)

Coverack: 1 Little Egret, 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth (D. Flumm)

Ashton: Flock 6 Red Kite east 15:40hrs (D. Flumm)

Sancreed: 1 distant Red Kite soaring high to north 16:45hrs; another east over village 17:30hrs. (D. Flumm)

Red Kite, Dave Flumm.

Porthleven: 2 Red Kite between Porthleven and Rinsey Croft. (I Maclean)

Penzance garden: 1 juv Blackcap. (R Phillips)

Padstow, Jubilee Queen sea safari: 11 Puffin on water nr the ‘Mouls’, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Common Gull. (S grose)

Goss Moor: 3 Red Kite, 1 f Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Stonechat (m/f), 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Gatekeeper, 1 Golden-ringed Dragonfly. (A Doe)

Gluvian: 5 Red Kite, 5 Swift, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Siskin. (B Bosisto)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Golden-ringed Dragonfly. (J.Baker)



Tuesday 13th June 2017


Don’t forget this Friday 16th June the Society’s AGM will be held at Chacewater Village Hall, Truro, TR4 8PZ. The AGM itself starts at 7.00pm and will be followed by a presentation by the Society’s new President, EMMY and BAFTA award winning photographer and filmmaker Ian McCarthy. This will be a great opportunity to see some of Ian’s work and meet him in person. Ian has worked on Blue Planet, Life in the Freezer and many other outstanding wildlife programmes, and this will be a great opportunity to see his work and meet Ian in person. All welcome.

Late news, 10/6, Helston Boating Lake: 1 female Tufted Duck with one of her young. (S Green)

Tufted Duck, Samantha Green

Colliford Lake: 1 Great White Egret showing well at waters edge at south end.

Hayle Kimbro: 1 Red-footed Falcon briefly at 16:07, 1 Buzzard, 1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler, family group of Whitethroats. (S.Cox) Also 4 Cuckoo, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Reed Bunting. (M Jones)

Mawgan Porth: 1 Purple Heron flew west.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 fem Wigeon. (S Turner)

Charlestown: 1 f Linnet (D Hastilow)

Linnet, David Hastilow

St Gothian Sands LNR: 75 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan & 2 cygnet, low numbers of Sand Martin and Swift, 2 Raven. (R Hampshire)

Penryn cemetery: 1 Green Woodpecker (female), 1 Sparrowhawk (female). (J St Ledger)

Green Woodpecker, John St Ledger

St Enodoc Golf Club: 2 prs Yellowhammer with broods of 2&3 fledglings. (S Grose)

Helston, River Cober: 1 Dipper in flight half-a-mile upstream of boating lake. (S.Cox)

Rame Head: 2 Storm Petrel between here and Eddystone Rocks from kayak.


Monday 12th June 2017

Hayle Kimbro: 1 1y m Red-footed Falcon 3 Cuckoo (2 male. 1 female), 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Little Grebe. (M Spicer, J St Ledger) Also 1 Barn Owl, 1 Tawny Owl and 2 Grasshopper Warblers tonight. (D Wright and G Adam)

Red-footed Falcon, John St Ledger

Cuckoo, John St Ledger

Mount Hawke: 2 Carrion Crow with 2 well-fledged young in private garden, also 9 (nine) Magpies on a neighbour’s roof at 18:20. (RB Girling)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 4+ adult and 2 juv Reed Warbler, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Sparrowhawk (female). (J St Ledger)

Reed Warbler, John St Ledger

Hayle, Upton Towans: 1 Skylark (singing aloft), 4 juv Raven, 1 Hobby (mobbed by Swallows), (J Evans).


Sunday 11th June 2017

Late news, 9/6, Pendeen: 1100 Manx Shearwater passed in under 10 minutes during the afternoon. (R Creek)

Late news, 9/6, Towan Head: 18:15-19:50: 12 Storm Petrel. Also 2 Rock Pipit. (R Creek)

Lizard Downs/Hayle Kimbro: 1 1st-summer male Red-footed Falcon, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler. Also Marsh Fritillary and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary. (B Bosistow, P Roseveare, S Rogers)

Red-footed Falcon – Bob Bosistow

Goss Moor: 1 Cuckoo, 2 Willow Tit, 4 juvenile Marsh Tit, 1 juvenile Treecreeper, 1 juvenile Garden Warbler. (B Bosistow, P Roseveare)

Towan Head: 18:40-19:30: 2 Storm Petrel, 240 Manx Shearwater, 3 Gannet, 4 Guillemot. (S Rowe)

Swanpool: 1 pr Mute Swan with 9 cygnets, 1 Water Rail, 27 Coot (7 young). Also 4 Red-eared Terrapin basking in sun on square floating platform nr Silverdale Rd end of pool. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 672 Canada Goose, 5 Cormorant, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 13 Mallard, 2 Coot, 12 Lapwing, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 22 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 41 Herring Gull, 7 Black-headed Gull, 5 Buzzard, 78 Carrion Crow, 9 Jackdaw, 9 Magpie, 2 Wood Pigeon, 10 Stock Dove, 1 Blackbird, 12 Skylark, 13 Meadow Pipit, 3 Wheatear, 1 Pied Wagtail, 5 Swallow, 1 Robin, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Linnet, 1 House Sparrow, 3 Cuckoo, 1 Dunnock, 3 Wren.  (D Conway)

Marazion: 1f Common Scoter offshore. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: Sooty Shearwater reported.

Gull Rock, Nare Head: 18:30-19:30: 350+ auks, of which approx 280 Guillemot, 70 Razorbill, 134 Shag (17 nest sites with young), 35 Herring Gull, 16 Great Black-backed Gull. (D Hall)