Wednesday 14th July 2021

Porthgwarra: fem Red-backed Shrike around stonewall late morning. (M Wallace)

St Austell: Rose-coloured Starling in garden. (J Shand)

Bude: Rose-coloured Starling reported at Maer Lake at 1538.

Downderry: 0525-0700, 119 Manx Shearwater moving east and 46 west. Also moving west were 35 Gannet, a Greenshank, a Dunlin, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 51 Black-headed Gull and 35 Swift. This afternoon a Quail singing nearby. (A Payne)

Truro River: 1 Common Sandpiper (N. Watmough)

Lowertown, Helston: ad and juv Green woodpecker, 1 Dipper (A Witheywood)

St Erth: Carrion crow family of 2 adults and 4 young, 2 adult Goldfinch feeding 2 juveniles, young House Sparrow being fed by adults plus a Stoat. (D King)

Liskeard: 20+ House Sparrow (adult & Juveniles), 2 Greenfinches,  5 Goldfinches (adult & Juveniles), 4 Siskin (2 adult, 2 juveniles), 7 Swift, 8 House Martin, 1 Wood pigeon.  All in or over the garden. (D Sharp)

Goldfinch, Deena Sharp

Kensey Valley: 6 adult Common Buzzard sharing the same air space over our garden today at 13.15, young Siskins now in garden. (N Bastin)

Siskin, Nigel Bastin

Nanjizal: 58 trapped and ringed including 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 recently fledged Garden Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 12 Sedge Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 11 Chiffchaff. (K Wilson, J Overfield, R Veal) 2 Quail flushed at 0630. (R Wilkins)

Rumps and Pentire: 4 Fulmar, 2 Gannet, 12 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine falcon, 8 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-headed gull, 40 Herring gull, 6 Great black-backed gull, 4 Guillemot, 4 Wood pigeon, 2 Swift, 6 Skylark, 15 Swallow, 11 Rock pipit, 2 Meadow pipit, 1 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 4 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 50+ Rook, 50+ Carrion crow, 24 Starling, 3 House sparrow, 9 Goldfinch, 35 Linnet, 3 Grey seal, 4 Small skipper, 5 Large white, 5 Small copper, 1 Common blue, 1 Red admiral, 1 Painted lady, 1 Dark-green fritillary, 4 Gatekeeper, 18 Meadow brown, 3 Small heath, 2 Ringlet, 25 Six-spot burnet. (M Scawen et al)

Newquay: 1 Sparrowhawk at speed into zoo this eve. (S Grose)

Feock: 30 screaming Swift. (R Smith)

Hayle, Copperhouse Creek: 1 female Ruddy Shelduck, 2 (fem & juv) Shelduck, 20 Canada Geese, 6 Mallards, 2 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 7 (2ad, 5 juv) Swallow 10.15 – 11.45. (M Webb)

Ruddy Shelduck, Martin Webb

Ruddy Shelduck, Martin Webb

Curlew, Martin Webb

Oystercatcher, Martin Webb

Late submission, 12/7, Trewavas: 5 Raven, 20+ Kittiwakes on cliff. (M Pegrum)

Late submission, 13/7, Golitha Falls: Spotted Flycatcher. (M Pegrum)

Thursday 24th June 2021

Late news, 23/6, Fowey: Adult male Rosy Starling photographed at a feeder in a private garden. (R Pilkington)

Late news 23/6 Tregonning, Stithians: Immature male Harrier heading low north early afternoon. Calling as it was mobbed by gulls and corvids (M Grantham)

Mount Hawke: Red Kite with prey at midday. (S Turner)

Walmsley: 1 Spotted Redshank still on reserve. 5 Green Sandpiper, 11 Black-tailed Godwit. (A Langdon)

Carnkie, Helston: Great-spotted Woodpecker feeding young in private garden. (A Lea)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Teal. (P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: s/p Black-tailed Godwit, s/p Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Redshank, c40 Curlew, 1s Med Gull, c15 Black-headed Gull this evening and 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin this morning. (R Veal)

Porth Joke:  Reed Warbler with fledged young. (S Rowe)

Downderry: moving west before 07:30 were 14 Common Scoter, 63 Gannet, 22 Manx Shearwater and 11 Mediterranean Gull. (A Payne)

Wednesday 9th June 2021

Lizard Village: 1 Rose-coloured Starling and a singing Hoopoe still. (M&Z Pass) Also 1s Black Guillemot reported still offshore Lizard Point.

Cubert: Rose-coloured Starling in private garden for 2+ hours. (S Ashman)

St Buryan: 2 Rose-coloured Starling again around Kew Pendra. (J Thurstons)

Rose-coloured Starling, Stevan Windle (taken 8th June)

Rose-coloured Starling, Stevan Windle (taken 8th June)

Rose-coloured Starling, Stevan Windle (taken 8th June)

Downderry: moving west before 0710 were 75 Gannets, 15+ Manx Shearwaters, a Mediterranean Gull (1s), 2 Black-headed Gulls, 4 Kittiwakes and 12 Auk sp. (A Payne)

Millbrook: dark-bellied Brent Goose at 0940, flew from estuary to lake. (A Payne)

Tresillian: 1 m Tufted Duck on private lake. (A le Masurier)

Larrigan Rocks: Ad s/p Mediterranean Gull. (J Hawkey)

Portscatho: Sparrowhawk chased Blackbird through open door of our conservatory. Blackbird flew out immediately, Sparrowhawk took longer to work out where the door was. (R Sharp)

Tywardreath: male and female Bullfinch regularly feeding from seed feeder in private garden. (R. Barlow)

Rumps and Pentire: 4 Fulmar, 6 Cormorant, 4 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Oystercatcher, 45 Herring gull, 5 Great black-backed gull, 4 Puffin, 50+ Guillemot, 25+ Razorbill, 2 Wood pigeon, 8 Skylark, 8 Swallow, 4 Rock pipit, 2 Meadow pipit, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 5 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 9 Carrion crow, 1 Raven, 5 House sparrow, 3 Goldfinch, 8 Linnet, 2 Grey seal, 1 Painted lady, 1 Wall brown, 1 Six-spot burnet, 1 Garden tiger moth, 2 Hummingbird hawkmoth (M Scawen et al)

West Cornwall: Barn Owl. (R Chiffers)

Barn Owl, Robin Chiffers

Saturday 5th June 2021

Late news, 29/5, St Agnes Beacon: 1 Cuckoo. (M Prior)

Late news, 30/5, Cubert Common: Osprey flew North. (M Prior)

Late news, 02/06, Truro: 1 m Siskin in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Skewjack: Golden Oriole. (K Wilson)

St Buryan: ad Rose-coloured Starling still.

Housel Bay: 1 Hoopoe. (D Collins)

Hoopoe, David Collins

Helston Boating Lake: fem Ruddy Shelduck still, drk (escaped) Ferruginous Duck, drk Greater Scaup all still present. (S Williams, S Rogers)

Scaup, Steve Rogers

Ruddy Shelduck, Stephen Williams

Ferruginous Duck, Stephen Williams

Scaup, Stephen Williams

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1f Scaup, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Greylag Geese, 9 Little Grebe +2 juv, 2 Shelduck, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 5 Coot + 4 juv. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Newlyn Harbour: 41 Great Black backed Gull, 7 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 1 American Herring Gull. (S Grose)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 m Gadwall, 7 m Muscovey, 5 Lesser Black backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull (all with blue plastic ring on left leg, W:505, W:546, W:522, W:520). (S Grose)

Kensey Valley: Lesser Redpoll still regularly visiting garden. (N Bastin)

Halvana Plantation: 2 Cuckoo, 4 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Spotted Flycatcher. (N Bastin)

Stithians: 2 broods Canada Geese, 4 pairs Great Crested Grebe but all unsuccessful so far. Other birds nesting include Willow Warbler on 5 eggs, Goldfinch with 5 young, Robin on 6 eggs, Blackbird with 3 young, Dunnock on 4 eggs. (D Eva)

Land’s End: 2 Reed Warbler. (R Stone)

Launceston: Red Kite over A30. (M Hunter)

Carnkie (Carn Brea): 1 Cuckoo heard. (R&S Sharp)

Berry Downs: 2 Cuckoo. (A Newsham)

Perlock Wood: Great Spotted Woodpecker feeding young at nest. (A Newsham)

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)

 

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Tuesday 1st June 2021

Late News, 31/05/21, Penryn: Red Kite over at 14.30. (Johnny H)

Late News, 31/05/21, Bosigran: Red Kite, 4 Willow Warbler and 6 Common Whitethroat. (B Toms)

St Eval: Rose-coloured Starling this afternoon in private garden in Warwick Crescent. (RBA)

St Ives, Buttermilk Hill: Black Stork early morning only, but 3 Cuckoo present. (S Cox). Black Stork again over Rosewall Hill 15.15 – 15.30 heading SE beyond Trink Hill and dropping down towards fields at Hendra Croft. (J Hawkey).  Also, Black Stork at pool on Rosewall Hill until around 17.15 when flushed. (Twitter)

Bodmin Moor, Clerkenwater Vean: Black Stork flying over at 8.15am. (P Barclay)

Lizard Point: 1st summer Black Guillemot close to Bumble Rock early morning. (D Collins)

Sancreed: Hobby flew east at 10.20. (D Flumm)

Dunmere: Dipper feeding two young. (S Grose)

Dipper – Shaun Grose

Bosistow Farm: fem-type Marsh Harrier. (A Bayly)

Trevean: Spotted Flycatcher. (A Bayly)

 

 

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Monday 7th December 2020

Late news, 5/12, Tregony: 1 young swallow on wires in village, (S Perry per D Hall)

St Buryan: Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling still present. (J Thurstans)

St Erth: Dusky Warbler showing well in the same area SW548347; also 1 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff and 3 redhead Goosander over. (R Veal, F Bell)

Dusky Warbler – Nigel Rogers

Kenidjack: 2 Black Redstarts (S Williams)

Higher Bosistow: Lapland Bunting. (M Wallace)

Trevilley: 1+ Lapland Bunting, ringtail Hen Harrier. (M Elliott, P St Pierre)

Marazion: Black Redstart in the horse paddock at the bottom of Green Lane. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 11 Mallard, 5 Teal, 3 Little Grebe and 1 Kingfisher plus 51 Curlew in field opposite Cheshire Homes. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Iceland Gull, ad Yellow-legged Gull, c20 Common Gull, imm drake Shoveler, 2 Knot, 2 redhead Goosander. (R Veal)

Godrevy: 1 Black Redstart, 2 Purple Sandpipers. (J Lewis)

St Ives Island: (14:00-16:00) 2 Humpback Whale, 42 Common Scoter, 2 Great Skua, 1 Fulmar, c.100 Razorbill, c.300 Guillemot, 72 Kittiwake, c.120 Gannet, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Dunlin. (P Nason)

Humpback Whale – Peter Nason

Humpback Whale – Peter Nason

Helford River: 4 Great Northern Diver, 2 Mediterranean Gull. Viewed from Helford Passage. (J St Ledger)

Helford Passage car park: 1 Firecrest, 1 pair Bullfinch, 1 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

Boscawen Park, Truro: 1 Male Pintail. (J Bowen)

Pintail – Jayne Bowen

Lostwithiel, Shire Hall Moor: 1 Barnacle Goose amongst c.50 Canada Geese, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Redwing, 1 female Stonechat. (E. Mayhew)

Trevose Head: 1 Black Redstart. (J Coatsworth)

Bridge; St Columb Major: Singing male Dipper. (L Payne)

Downderry: 1 Swallow this am. (M Edwards)

Millbrook Lake: 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Med Gulls, 2 Kingfisher. (L Birtwistle)

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