Tuesday 25th August 2020

Porthgwarra: (06:00-09:00) 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Common Tern, 1 Kittiwake, Mediterranean  Gull, 17 Storm Petrel. (N Sluman). 92 Storm Petrel, 2 Arctic Tern, 7 ‘Commic’ Tern, 8 Sooty Shearwater. (R Veal, M Ahmad) 1 Fea’s type Petrel flew west between 16:05 and 16:12 (M Hawkes), 1 Balearic Shearwater, 17 Sooty Shearwater, 73 Storm Petrel past by 16:20. (Birdguides)

Mousehole: (1hr seawatch off coastpath at Penlee Caravan Park, 3pm-4pm) Manx Shearwaters passing at about 15/min, many Storm Petrel feeding and passage in small groups. Also 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Harbour Porpoise, 1 Grey Seal and 1 Painted Lady butterfly. (T Mills)

European Storm Petrel compilation – Tony Mills

Lizard: 120 Storm Petrel, 4 Great Shearwater and 10 Sooty Shearwater. (L Ozsanlav-Harris)

Restronguet Point: 2 Gannet. (K Hambly-Staite)

Porthgwidden: 2 Common Tern. (K Hambly-Staite)

St Stephen: 40 House Martin (B Bosisto)

Killigerran; Roseland: 3.30pm-4.30pm today. 103 Gannet, 3 Great Shearwater, 24 Manx Shearwater, 4 Fulmar,1 Common Dolphin with calf, and 7 Atlantic Grey Seal. (D Hall)

Rame Head: (0800-1100) 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 10 Storm Petrel, 4  Auk sp, 1 Commic Tern, 1 Razorbill. 1 ad Sabine’s Gull, 40+ Kittiwake, 150+ Manx Shearwater. (G Lewis)

Hannafore Point: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Shearwater, 8 Storm Petrel between 10:30 and 11:30am (Birdguides)

East Looe Beach: 1 Sandwich Tern. (S Jones)

Hannafore; Looe: 4 x Eider diving off shore (3 x female, 1 x juv. Male). (D Sharp)

Pendeen 10:00-16:00: 11 Sooty Shearwater, 71 Storm Petrel, 6 Commic Tern, 1 Wilson’s Petrel (12:40), 2 Sandwich Tern, 6 Common Scoter, 1 Black Tern, 2 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 2+ Bluefin Tuna, 3+ Ocean Sunfish, 8+ Common Dolphin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell). 1 Wilson’s Petrel at 1:30pm, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 3 adult Sabine’s Gull, 6 Sooty Sheartwater, 75 Storm Petrel, 2 Arctic Tern, 1 Knot, 4 Common Scoter, 2 Whimbrel. (L Langley et al) 16:00-17:30 11 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Storm Petrel,1 ad Sabine’s Gull, 5 Balearic Shearwater,1 Great Skua.(D Parker) 1500 – 1730hrs 3 adult Roseate Tern (16.20hrs); 2 Sandwich Terns, 1 juv Common Tern, 1 Great Shearwater (16.57hrs), 9 Sooty Shearwaters, 49+ Storm Petrel, 5 Great Skua. (J Hawkey) An additional Sabine’s Gull and Great Shearwater up to 8pm. (S Rowe)

St Ives Island 13:30-17:40: 700+ Gannet, 14 Shag, 2 Cormorant, 20 Fulmar, 1200+ Manx Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Kittiwake, 1 Common Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great-black backed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Little Gull (15:30), 19 Sandwich Tern, 4 Little Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 3 Roseate Tern (15:57), 6 Commic Terns, 3 Dunlin, 6 Turnstone, 11 Ocean Sunfish (between 13:35-15:30). (P. Nason)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 4 Gadwall,  4 Little & 4 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Swift, 35 House Martin, 3 Turnstone. (D Flumm)

Lands End: 6 Balearic Shearwater (Birdguides)

Illogan: 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Smith)

St Agnes Head: (16:00-19:00) 4 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 2+ Storm Petrel, 4 Great Skua, 1 Puffin (M Buckley).

Trevose Head: (1645-2010) 2 Grey Phalarope, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sabine’s Gull, 1 Arctic Skua, probable juv Long-tailed Skua, 7 Storm Petrel. (R Augarde)

Davidstow: 1 Turnstone, 29 Ringed Plover, 8+ Dunlin. ( B Craven)

Tintagel: From 14.15-16.30.1 Arctic Skua (dk phase), 1 Puffin,4 Common Scoter, 8 Curlew, 509 + Gannets, 223+ Manx Shearwaters. 27 Fulmar. (B Craven)

 

 

 

 

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Friday 31st July 2020

Porthgwarra: 1 Velvet Scoter with 12 Common Scoter, 4 Roseate Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 3 Great Skua, 2 Great Shearwater and 2 Storm Petrel. (R Archer)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 juv Ringed Plover, 3 adult Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Whimbrel, 3 Common Sandpiper, 13 Greenshank, c.60 Curlew & c.260 Black-headed Gull (P Kemp)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Water Rail, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Snipe, 308 Canada Goose, 1 Teal (B Bosisto)

Lizard: 68 Manx Shearwater, 5 Balearic Shearwater, Razorbill, Yellow-legged Gull, Mediterranean Gull, and a Collared Dove in off the sea. Also, 40+ Common Dolphin. (S Cossey)

Polgigga: 1 Green Sandpiper over early afternoon. (M Wallace)

Little Kelynack: 1 Green Sandpiper. (C Moore)

Nanjizal: 3 Green Sandpiper. (K Wilson)

Hayle Causeway and Ryan’s Field: 10 Dunlin, summer plumage Curlew Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper. 1 Mediterranean Gull with numerous Black-headed gull. (C Richards) Also 4 ad Curlew Sandpiper, 3+ Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover but all flew SSW 17:02, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank. (P Clement, R Veal) Also 4 Common sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel on Ryan’s Field. (DK Parker)

Maer Lake: 8 Curlew, 4 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 1 female Ruff, 1 Heron, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull (T Nicholson)

Davidstow Plantation: 1 Red kite, half a mile east of the plantation over hay field. (T Polglase)

Devoran: 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Dunlin, 7 Sandwich tern including 2 juv and 1 ringed adult but just too far away to read the ring. (R Augarde)

Coverack: 1 Nuthatch in private garden. (D Beadle)

Park Head: 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Yellowhammer (B Bosisto)

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Monday 27th July 2020

Polperro: 1 Fea’s type Petrel, steady passage of Manx Shearwater, Gannet and Fulmar. Also a few Kittiwake and a Mediterranean Gull. (N Machin)

Porthgwarra (0530-1645): 48 Cory’s Shearwater, 45 Great Shearwater, 6 large Shearwater sp., 25 Sooty Shearwater, 11 Balearic Shearwater, 18 Puffin, 2 Pomarine Skua (one chasing a Cory’s 12:15), Arctic Skua, 6 Great Skua, 40 Storm Petrel, 3 ad Arctic Tern, 3 Common Tern, 4+ juv Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Little Egret, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Wheatear. (R Veal, M Wallace, S Rowe, C Smith, N Rogers et al)

Great Shearwater, Nigel Rogers

Chapel Point: 7 Great Shearwater, 3 Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 2413 Manx Shearwater, Roseate Tern, 3 Pomarine Skua, 5 Great Skua, 65 Storm Petrel, 27 Puffin, 2 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 15 Common Tern, 6 Arctic Tern, 1 Common Scoter, 3 Mediterranean Gull early am. (B Bosisto)

Lizard Point (0645-1045): 10 Great Shearwater, 24 Cory’s Shearwater, 10 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 22 Puffin, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Arctic Tern, 2 Common Tern, 5 Storm-Petrel, 1 Swift. (I Maclean et al). Bumble Rock (0715-1700): 40+ Great Shearwater, 20+ Cory’s Shearwater, 20+ Sooty Shearwater, 15+ Balearic Shearwater, 30+ Storm Petrel, 1 Arctic Tern, 30+ Puffin, 1 Pom Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1+ juv Yellow-legged Gull. (L Langley, S Bearhop, S Votier et al)

Yellow-legged Gull, Stu Bearhop

Coverack: 4 Roseate Tern, 1 Great Skua. (D Eva) 1 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Mediterranean Gulls (8 juveniles – 1 with white leg ring 38KK). (D Wright, G Adams) 2 Common Tern. (J St Ledger)

Common Tern, John St Ledger

Rame Head (0730-1030): 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 15 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 200+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 1 Storm Petrel, 5 Common Tern, 1 Roseate Tern (still with pink hue), 2 “Commic” Tern. (G Lewis)

Mousehole: 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Storm Petrel before 10am. (M Elliott)

Pendeen (1530-1630): 3 Great Shearwater, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel. (B Mellow, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Cape Cornwall (1525-1715): 3 Cory’s Shearwater, light southerly movement Manx Shearwater, also 3 “Comic” Tern. (P Clarke)

St Ives: 1 Great Shearwater reported tho distant.

Maer Lake: 1 Cattle Egret this morning. (N Bastin)

Cattle Egret – Nigel Bastin

Bude Marshes: 1 Great White Egret still present and showing well along the river. Also, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Moorhen with well-grown young. (H kendall)

Wadebridge: 300+ Rook, 9 Mediterranean Gull with large Gull flock in field next to lay your at West park farm. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 14 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Kingfisher, 1 m Tufted Duck, 3 Common Sandpiper, 9 Coot, 3 Grey Heron, 14 Grey Wagtail. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 7 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Downderry: total count from two watches this morning, 0600-0850 and 1005-1155; 19 Common Scoter, 406 Gannet, 21 Fulmar, 760 Manx Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 35 Kittiwake and 2 Sandwich Tern. (A Payne)

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Sunday 26th July 2020

Bude Marsh: 1 Great White Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Common Buzzard and Blackcap feeding young. (N Bastin)

Maer Lake: 1 s/p Cattle Egret, 1 Knot, 1 Greenshank, 2 Black tailed Godwit, 6 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper. 1 Lapwing. (B Craven)

Cattle Egret – Brian Craven

Coverack: 2 Roseate Tern, 1 probable Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Kittiwake, c.50 Mediterranean Gull (D Beadle)

Roseate Tern – Peter Tongue

Roseate Terns – Ilya Maclean

Roseate Tern – Peter Tongue

Roseate Tern – Mike Spicer

Balearic Shearwater – Mike Spicer

Porthgwarra 0900-1820hrs: 13 Great Shearwater,6 Cory’s Shearwater, 18 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 300+ Manx Shearwater, Pomarine Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, Great Skua, 9 Puffin,12 Storm Petrel, 3 Common Scoter 6 Sandwich Tern, Yellow legged Gull, 29 Mediterranean Gull, Whimbrel & 4 Risso’s Dolphin. (M Wallace, S Rogers, R Rackliffe et al)

Great Shearwater – Nigel Rogers

Cory’s Shearwater – Nigel Rogers

Trevose Head (0600 – 1000): 7 Cory’s Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater,17314 Manx Shearwater, 1 sub adult Pomarine Skua, 1 Great Skua, 2 European Storm Petrel, 23 Kittiwake, 9 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Lizard Point (1630-1815): 6 Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 12 Puffin, 1 Great Skua, 3 Yellow legged Gull. (T Blunden)

Towan Head, Newquay:  2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Great Skua, also large passage of Manx Shearwater and Gannet. (M Lammas, I Boreham)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 Sandwich Tern, 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, 19 Redshank, 1 Stock Dove. (R Veal)

Siblyback Reservoir: 3 Yellow-legged Gull, c.200 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Swift, 20+ Sand Martin, 6 Stock Dove & 1 Common Sandpiper (P Kemp)

Killigerran Head: 2 Sandwich tern calling and fishing. (D Hall)

Windmill Farm: 2 Reed Warbler, 50 Goldfinch also 2 Red Veined Darters. (D Wright)

Truro River (HT + 2hrs): 48 Redshank, 40 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin. (P Fraser)

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Saturday 25th July 2020

Coverack: 1 Roseate Tern, 1 Balearic Shearwater, c30 Mediterranean Gull (including c20 successfully plunge-diving for sprats/sand eels 20m offshore), 1 Common Dolphin. (D Beadle)

Bude Marshes: Great White Egret again this morning. (S Border)

Porthgwarra (cove): 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel, 5 Med Gulls by 1130. (I Prentice, R Augarde)

Lamorna, Tater-du: 1 Great Shearwater, 2 Cory’s Shearwater, 8 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Storm Petrel, 3 Puffin, 4 Med Gull, 13 Kittiwake. (M McKee)

Maer Lake: breeding plumage Cattle Egret, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 6 Dunlin; species also present included Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Moorhen, Swallow, House Martin. (T & C Nicholson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Sandwich Tern. (R Veal)

St Ives Island: 30+ Storm Petrel feeding/circling in bay & then moving west with 200+ Manx Shearwater in one hour this morning. (A Lobb)

Wadebridge: 10 Long-tailed Tits, 4 Great tits, 3 Blue Tits, 2 Coal Tits, 1 Dunnock, 3 House Sparrow, 2 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 2 Wood Pigeon in a private garden.  (N Greaves)

Maer Lake: 6 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Curlew, 87 Black-headed Gull, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Herring Gull, 1 Little Egret, 29 House Martin, 10 Sand Martin. (P Roseveare)

Davidstow Airfield: 9 Wheatear. (P Roseveare)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Tufted Duck and 2 Wheatear. (P Roseveare)

Walmsley: 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, 1 Stock Dove, 4 Swift. (P Roseveare)

Dobwalls: 35 Swift over the garden (C&J Duffy)

Par Beach Pool: 361 Black headed Gull, 21 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Water Rail. (S Grose)

Par Market, East Carpark: 3 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 7 Yellowhammer, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Bullfinch, 77 Carrion Crow, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 20 Curlew, 26 Cormorant, 10 Grey Heron, 5 Great Crested Grebe (including one juvenile), 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe. (A Nicholson) Also 2 Common Sandpiper, 30 Curlew, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Cormorant, 10 House Martin, 1 Swallow. (S Van Hear)

Tresillian River: 68 Redshank, 53 Curlew, 10 Greenshank, 4 Whimbrel, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron. (A Nicholson)

Newquay: 1 Juv Sparrowhawk on the roof of a bungalow at Hillgrove Rd. (S Grose)

Downderry: moving west, 0550-0805, 13 Common Scoter, 286 Gannet, 50 Manx Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Fulmar and 2 Arctic Skua. Inshore 4 Mediterranean Gull. Later a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull. (A Payne)

Helston, Cury: Sparrowhawk on prey. (A Witheywood)

Sparrowhawk, A Witheywood

Lizard: 8 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel reported flew past.

Friday 24th July 2020

Late news, 23/7, Bude: Great White Egret in fields next to canal, seen from path just above road that cuts across marsh and canal. (B Rankine)

Great White Egret – Barry Rankine

Coverack: 1+ Roseate Tern. (J Foster)

Mevagissey, Chapel Point: 2 ad Roseate Tern on rocks 10:30 then feeding in bay, also 3 prs Oystercatcher with 4 young between them. (R Kirkwood)

Roseate Tern, Rupert Kirkwood

Roseate Tern, Rupert Kirkwood

Roseate Tern, Rupert Kirkwood

Porthgwarra: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 158 Mediterranean Gull (85% 1cy), 4 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Puffin, 4 Common Scoter, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Commic Tern. (I Prentice) Also 1 Whale sp. early am. (D Flumm)

Wadebridge: 311+ Black headed Gull roosting on rear sloping roof at Lidl. (S Grose)

Ladock: Green Woodpecker. (I Bott)

Truro River (2 ½ hours post tide): 43 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 House Martin (breeding this year on Cornish Mutual building, Newham). (P Fraser)

Stithians: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 25 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Garden Warbler (D Eva)

Common Sandpiper, John St Ledger

Maer Lake: 1 Lapwing, 14 Black headed Gulls, 8 Herring Gulls, 40+ mixed flock of House Martins and Swallows with the former in the majority. (H Kendall) Also 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Curlew, 1 Grey Heron; also present were Black-headed Gull, Moorhen, Swallow and House Martin. (T & C Nicholson)

Cape Cornwall: 100 Med Gull flew North, juv Grasshopper Warbler. (N Wheatley)

Windmill Farm: 1 Cuckoo, 100+ flock of Goldfinch, 2 Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 10 s/p Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Common Sandpiper, 4 Whimbrel; small arrival of small Gulls, c.40 Med and c.160 Black-headed. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, 15 Swift, 1 Kingfisher. Also Lesser Emperor dragonfly. (D Flumm)

St John’s Lake: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Sandwich Tern, 154 Med Gull, juv Yellow-legged Gull. (D Julian)

Pendeen: 1 Green Sandpiper. (P Clement)

Sandy Cove: 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Common Scoter. (L Proctor)

Porthilly Point: 45 Mediterranean Gull, 39 Sandwich Tern, 2 Curlew, 11 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 41 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel, 5 Rock Pipit, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

Devoran; Tallack’s Creek: 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Whimbrel, 80+ Curlew, 29 Dunlin, 37 Redshank, 12 Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger)

Polbathic Creek: 1 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper. (A Blonden)

Walmsley: 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (B Bosisto)

Feock: Albino Starling back with a flock of about 12 others. (K Dalziel)

Starling, Kate Dalziel

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Monday 29th June 2020

Porthgwarra (0700-1100): 1 Roseate Tern, 2 Common Tern, 2 Pomarine Skua (1st summer and adult/ subadult), 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Puffin, 1 Oystercatcher and 4 Chough. (G Lawlor, NR Rogers) Also 4 Storm Petrel, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 3 Puffin 1800-2000. (G Lawlor)

Newquay (0645-0815): 11268 Manx Shearwater, 56 Auks (mainly Guillemot), 32 Fulmar, 29 Gannet, 5 Kittiwake, 1 Shag, 2 Oystercatcher. (P Roseveare)

Towan Head (8:30-9:00): hundreds of Manx Shearwater passing per min for 2nd morning running. 1 Storm Petrel, 24 Razorbill (in 2 groups of 12), 1 Guillemot and a few Gannet and Fulmars. 3 Ocean Sunfish (M Lammas)

Gyllingvase Beach, Falmouth: 1 Great Northern Diver in non-breeding plumage off. (S Jackson)

Pentewan: 2 Great Northern Diver (1 adult breeding, 1 non breeding, likely an immature). (E Mayhew)

Polbathic Creek: 8 Redshank. (A Blonden)

St John’s Ford: c80 Curlew. (A Blonden)

Tremayne Quay, Helford: 2 Shelduck with 5 young and 2 Swans with 3 cygnets. (A Witheywood)

Shelduck, A Witheywood

Port Quinn to Port Isaac: 2 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Blackbirds, House Sparrows, 3 Goldfinches, 3 Wren, 14 + Linnets, 4 Rock Pipits, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, 1 Wheatear, 8 Stonechats, Crows, Rooks, Jackdaws, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Swallow, 4 House Martin (suspected might be nesting under cliff overhang near Varley Head), 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Great Black-backed Gulls, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 160+ Herring Gull (Port Isaac Harbour), 4 Fulmar, 1 Shag, 3 Cormorant, 22+ Auks (probably mostly Guillemots – those flying nearest were Guillemots. Seemed to be breeding on cliffs at Varley Head ), 8 Gannets (2 1st cy). (A Parker)

Millpool: 1 Jay, juv. Great Spotted Woodpecker, juv. Goldfinch, 1 Greenfinch. Also 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth, 1 Tetragnatha extensa Stretch Spider in web over pond, 1 Red Admiral. (M Claughton)