Friday 18th June 2021

Kuggar: Hoopoe seen and heard calling in private garden around 08:30, then flew towards Poltesco valley and no sign since. (A Damant)

Foxhole: Drake Ring-necked Duck still on pond. (Birdguides)

Bodmin Moor, Witheybrook Marsh to Sharp Tor: 1 Redstart (male), 3 Yellowhammer (2m, 1f), 30+ adult Wheatear feeding 10+ young, 2 Reed Bunting (m), 2 Siskin, 8 Swift, 1 Kestrel (m), Green Woodpecker (heard). Also numbers of Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Linnet & Stonechat. (J St Ledger & S Williams)

Yellowhammer – Stephen Williams

Wheatear – Stephen Williams

Godolphin Hill: Singing male Reed Bunting east side, 20 Swift. (D Flumm)

Reed Bunting – Dave Flumm

Downderry: 23 Gannet, 15 Manx Shearwater and 5 Mediterranean Gull (4 1s and 1 2s) moved west before 0700. (A Payne)

Gylly Beach, Falmouth: 140 Mediterranean Gull roosting offshore at 8:15 this evening, 6 Sandwich Tern. (J Irvine)

Penzance: Red Kite over A30 at Mount Misery during afternoon. (D King)

Tregathenan, nr. Helston: Red Kite flew West over private garden, then mobbed by rooks. (J Betteridge)

Trehaddle, Truro: 1 Red Kite. (M Clayton)

Camborne: Sparrowhawk low over gardens mid morning. (D King)

Sowden’s Bridge, nr. Looe: 1 female Green Woodpecker in private garden. (S Netherton)

Polkerris, nr. Par: Kestrel hunting for most of the past 2 weeks. (P Blay)

 

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Thursday 17th June 2021

Late news 16/06 Trerulefoot: a Red Kite circling over Bake Lakes then headed west, mid-morning. (A Payne)

Late news 16/06 St Hilary: Green Woodpecker feeding young (R Chiffers)

Green Woodpecker and young, Robin Chiffers

Late news 16/06 Mount Hawke: Rosy Starling (Birdguides)

Knave-Go-By near Camborne:- 1 Green Woodpecker (D King)

Tredarvah: 1 Green Woodpecker, private garden (R Chiffers)

Green Woodpecker, Robin Chiffers

St Buryan: Pratincole sp. flew North, just West of village. (K Wilson)

Perranporth: Manx Shearwater dead on beach and 200 offshore feeding for last week. Also, Harbour Porpoise. (T Wilson)

St Just: Rosy Starling, still present at north end of Princess Street (per Twitter)


Rosy Starling, St Just, Alex McKechnie

Foxhole: drake Ring-necked Duck, 3 Coot chicks, 1 juvenile Moorhen. (B & L Bosisto)

Playing Place: Red Kite flying overhead. (T. Hall)

Truro: Red Kite, over at 08:05,  (M Dunford)

Gloweth:  Red Kite over private garden 16.30pm, small starling flock (4-6 birds), greenfinch, 2 goldfinch, 8-10 swift feeding high above. (D Gibbard)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Great Crested Grebe.(R Mudge)

St. Germans Quay: Whimbrel  (A Blonden.)

Rock, Helipad Field: 47 Linnet. (S Grose)

 

Friday 28th May

Late news, Croft Pascoe, 27/05: 2 Cuckoo, 3 Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (J St Ledger, A Williams, D Williams)

Late news, Marazion Marsh, 27/05: Great Crested Grebe, male Reed Bunting, 1 Swift, Linnets, 2 pr. Canada geese with 6 and 3 goslings respectively, 2 Swallow. (M Costa)

Late news, Park Head, 27/05: 12 Skylark, 5 Stonechat and Meadow Pipits, 4 Common Whitethroat. (A Tomkins)

Late news, Trevose Head, 27/05: 25 Skylark, 12 Stonechat and 2 Kestrel. (A Tomkins)

Late news, Walmsley Sanctuary, 27/05: 1 Channel Wagtail, 1 Little Egret, several Little Grebe, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Mute swan with young, 10 Canada Geese, Coot, Moorhen, House Martin, Swallow, Swift, 2 Blackcap, Reed Warbler, 1 Gadwall, 2 Shelduck, Mallard, and 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Greenfinch on feeders. Also 2 Foxes on far side. (A Tomkins)

Treeve Moor: Pectoral Sandpiper on pool. (T McGowan et al). Also 6 Red Kite 15:00. (R Veal)

Pectoral Sandpiper – Dave Flumm

Pectoral Sandpiper – Dave Flumm

Pectoral Sandpiper – Mike Spicer

Pectoral Sandpiper – Nigel Rogers

Nanjizal: 2cy Night Heron twice in flight early am, then headed South. Also 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Cuckoo, c30 House Martin. Please keep to public rights of way. (R Veal)

Night Heron – Reuben Veal

Caerthillian: 1 1st summer male Golden Oriole, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Red Kite, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (I Maclean)

Windmill Farm: 1 Golden Oriole, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Wheatear, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (D Wright)

Housel Bay, Lizard: Black Guillemot. (H Hoad)

Lizard Downs: 14 Red Kite (I Maclean)

Porthgwarra, Trevean: 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Reed Warbler. (M Wallace)

Trerulefoot: 5 Red Kite at 9:15 am. (A Blonden)

Foxhole: 12 Red Kite, 3 broods of Mallard (6, 5 and 2 young) , 7 Tufted Duck, Drake Ring-necked Duck still showing well, 7 Coot, 2 Swift, 10 House Martin, 3 Swallow, Wheatear. (B Bosisto)

Trispen: 3 Red Kite. (C Retallick)

Pelynt: 3 Red Kite soaring high over the north end of village (11:30), heading towards Lanreath. (K Knight)

Innis Downs: Red Kite over A30. (P McVey)

Brighton Cross, nr Summercourt: 1 Red Kite this afternoon (D Julian)

Tresillian: 9 Red Kite over between 15:15 and 17:15, drifting southwest. Also 1 Hobby. (A.le Masurier)

Truro: 1 Red Kite low and S over Old County Hall at 1450hrs. (C Benton)

Callestick: 5 Red Kite over the garden late afternoon and 2 Swift. (T Wilson)

Restronguet Creek: 1 Red Kite S. (D Dungate)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Red Kite at 3pm. (D Carrier)

Constantine: Red kite harassed by gulls, drifting W at 16:20. (P Laney)

Relubbus: 6 Red Kite. Also 1 Cuckoo from Bosworgy Road (S. Ellis)

Leswidden Farm, Sancreed: 1 Red Kite flying low over ploughed field at 4pm. (M Cavell)

Trevorian Pool: Red Kite SW (13:15). The first to arrive! (D Flumm)

Red Kite – Dave Flumm

Land’s End: 3 Red Kite south (14:30), Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Swift. (D Flumm)

Trevescan, Sennen: 4 Red Kite (16:15). (D Flumm)

Crows an Wra: 2 Red Kites (16:20). (D Flumm)

Polgigga: 24+ Red Kite. (M Broadbent)

Bartinney: fem-type Marsh Harrier then headed SE, c15 Red Kite, 2 Cuckoo. (R Veal)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Great Northern Diver. (R Veal)

Marazion Beach (evening): 3 Whimbrel, 9 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin. (P Fraser)

Mount’s Bay: 8 Common Scoter. (P Fraser)

Rosemount, Marazion: 19 Red Kite 15:30 – 16:00, 1 17:15. (P Fraser)

Lower Tamar Lake: 3 Willow Tit, 3 Robin, 9 Blue Tit, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 1f Blackcap, 5 Coal Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Great Tit, 2 Nuthatch. (R Mudge)

Park Head: 10 Swallow, 25 House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Blackcap , 6 Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroat , pair Wheatear feeding young, Yellow Wagtail, Swift. (B Bosisto)

Falmouth: Hobby with Swifts (J Irvine)

Walmsley: 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Grebe. (C Taylor)

Amble Marshes: 2 Shelduck, 1 Dunlin, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (B Bosisto)

Perranwell: 3 Tawny Owl chicks fledged from nest box in private garden. (B. Toms)

Botallack: 2 Wheatear and 10+ House Martin around 1pm. (P Geddes)

Levant: 3 Wheatear, 3+ Swallow, 2 Gannet, 1 Kestrel at around 2:30pm. (P Geddes)

Brew: 2 Wheatear, 10 House Martin, 30 Swallow. (D Flumm)

Wheatear – Dave Flumm

Wheatears – Dave Flumm

Wheatear – Dave Flumm

Siblyback Lake Access Road: 1 Redstàrt (m), 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (G. Blinch).

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)

Downderry: Prior to 07:50,  20 Common Scoter, 2 Shelduck, 19 Manx Shearwater, 7 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kittiwake and 33 auks noted. (A Payne)

Penhallick, nr. Coverack: 1 Grasshopper Warbler (D Beadle)

Crantock, Porth Joke: Rock Pipit, 7+ Fulmar Nests, 5+ Skylark, Meadow Pipit, numerous Jackdaws. (D Hastilow)

Fulmar – David Hastilow

Rock Pipit – David Hastilow

Siblyback Lake: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Sedge Warbler (G. Blinch).

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)

Padstow, Lellizzick: 46 Razorbill, 56 Guillemot, 7 Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Treraven Meadows: 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Marsh Tit, 53 Rook,1f Sparrowhawk over. (S Grose)

Tywardreath: Female House Sparrow feeding 3 young from fat ball feeder, 1 young Goldfinch. All in private garden. (R. Barlow)

Charlestown: 1 Nuthatch, 1m Bullfinch, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Robin, 1 juv Robin, 3 Blackbird, 4 Wood Pigeon and 1 Wren (D Hastilow)

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Tuesday 25th May 2021

Late news, 24/05/21, Penzance, Battery Rocks: 18 Purple Sandpiper and 6 Turnstone moulting into summer plumage, all late afternoon. (T Mills)

Foxhole: m Ring-necked Duck and 5 Tufted Duck still present. (L Bosisto)

Kingsmill lake: 6 Curlew, 4 Whimbrel, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Oystercatcher, 27 Shelduck, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 Mallard, 19 Canada Goose, 43 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser & 1 Greater Black-backed gulls. (P Kemp)

Pendeen: 5.45 – 9am – 12 Storm Petrel, 13 Puffin, 15 Kittiwake, normal 000’s of Manx Shearwater moving west. (S.Rogers, P.Combridge)

Trewetha: Red Kite from B3267 road to Port Isaac at 10.55. (G Clutts)

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Channel’ Wagtail (male), 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Gadwall (male), 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 pair Greenfinch feeding 3 young, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, large numbers of House Martin, Sand Martin, Swallow and Swift. (J St Ledger, S Williams)

St Breward, Bodmin Moor: 1 pair Redstart, 1 pair Nuthatch feeding young in hole in wall, 1 Coal Tit feeding 2 young, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (male), 7 Mistle Thrush, 1 Robin feeding 2 young, 1 Siskin. (J St Ledger, S Williams)

Marazion Beach: (this evening) – c.150 Sanderling, c.10 Dunlin. (P Fraser)

Sennen: Osprey by Trinity Loop on rocks in fields. (RBA)

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Monday 24th May 2021

Late News, 24/05, Trevorian Pool, Sennen: drake Scaup. (D Flumm)

Scaup – Dave Flumm

Porthgwarra: 9 Great Northern Diver (all west, 0815-1030)(N R Rogers)

Mousehole (seawatch 0600-0800): 8 Storm Petrel, 160 Manx Shearwater, 12 Great Northern Diver, Arctic Skua. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 30 Swift. (D Flumm)

Pendeen (0630-0930): 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Sandwich Tern and 7 Puffin. (P Combridge)

Cape Cornwall golf course: 2 Whimbrel. (D Flumm)

Trink Fields, Lelant Downs: 2 Swift with 4+ Swallow over this afternoon. (P Geddes)

St Ives: adult Sabine’s Gull reported flying west this morning. (Birdguides) In addition, (1800-1915) pale phase 2nd summer Arctic Skua, Great Northern Diver (G Jones)

Stithians: Female Pheasant and five small chicks in the valley by Tregonning Mill (C Simmons)

St Clement to Tresemple: 25+ Swift, 20+ House Martin, 5 Barn Swallow, 1 pr Greenfinch. 40+ Mute Swans. (P Pearson)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Osprey this evening. (D Hall)

Temple Woods, Heligan: Chiffchaff feeding three young. (T Potterton)

Foxhole: 6 Tufted Duck, drake Ring-necked Duck, 2 Cuckoo. (B Bosisto)

St Merryn: 1 pair Canada Goose with young chicks at Alps fishery. (R Hughes)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (S Rowe)

Chapel Amble: 1 Quail and 1 Greylag Goode. (L Birtwistle)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Little Ringed Plover this morning. (M Worden)

Millbrook: 100+ Swallow, 40+ House Martin, 6+ Swift, 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Little Egret, 38 Canada Goose, 1 Cormorant, 1 Moorhen, 17 Mallard & 3 Shelduck (P Kemp)

Downderry: 0615-0830, moving west: 7 Great Northern Diver, 115 Gannet, 172 Manx Shearwater, 17 Fulmar, 113 Kittiwake, 1 Sandwich Tern and 56 auks. (A Payne)

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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)

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Friday 21st May 2021

Falmouth: Black Guillemot still in Falmouth Bay, from Pennance Point. (Birdguides)

Foxhole: Drake Ring-necked Duck still showing well. (Birdguides)

Tregeseal: Turtle Dove (S Williams)

Turtle Dove – Sam Williams

Porthgwarra: 1 Sooty Shearwater at 6.30 am (R Wilkins). Also 6 Arctic Tern, 2 Great Northern Diver (all west, 08:30-10:00) (N R Rogers)

St Agnes Head, 06:30-09:30am: 3 Storm Petrel, 500 Manx Shearwater. (G Lawlor)

Cape Cornwall, 08:45-10:45am: 4 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua, 1 Puffin, few hundred Manx Shearwater. (N Wheatley)

Pendeen: 08:30-11:15am – 4 Storm Petrel. (R Wilkins) 12.30-3.00pm – 4 Storm Petrel, many Manx Shearwater (approx. 70-80 per min). (R Augarde)

Mousehole, 07:00-09:00am: 3 Storm Petrel, 3 Great Skua, 1 Skua sp, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre, M Elliot)

Towan Head (18:10-19:10): 11 Storm Petrel. (S Rowe)

Dunmere Halt: 1 Dipper, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Jay. (S Grose)

Near Traboe, St Martin: Pr Spotted Flycatcher. (A Williams)

Spotted Flycatcher – Alan Williams

Newlyn River: Adult & juv Dipper (Meadery area). (D Flumm)

Dipper – Dave Flumm

Dipper – Dave Flumm

Dipper – Dave Flumm

Trevemper Sewage Works: 5 Raven (3 juv). (S Grose)

College Reservoir: 30 Swift, 10 Swallow this evening. Also ad Great Crested Grebe with 3 young. (C Benton)

Rock: 1pr Red-legged Partridge in a private garden. (S Grose)

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