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)

Monday 12th July 2021

Penzance: 2 Honey Buzzard flew over Mount Misery Roundabout this afternoon. (A Harris)

Maer Lake: 1 Ruddy Shelduck still this afternoon. (Birdguides)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Little Ringed Plover. (P St Pierre) Also juv Dipper in flight twice, c15 Redshank (including first 4 juveniles), 3 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Whimbrel, 2+ Sandwich Tern, 1 Kingfisher this evening. (P St Pierre, R Veal)

Nanjizal: Cuckoo, 3 Grasshopper Warbler. (D Flumm)

Polgigga: Green Sandpiper over this evening. (M Wallace)

Roskilly Ponds: 1 pair of spotted flycatchers. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Spotted Flycatcher – Kate Dalziel

Rock: 1m Sparrowhawk with prey through a private garden, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Swift. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 76 Black headed Gull (inc 21 juv), 6 Mediterranean Gull behind Bridge bike hire. (S Grose)

St Columb Minor: 1 m Yellowhammer opposite Fair Park cemetery. (S Grose)

Liskeard: 1 Leucistic Jackdaw this morning. (S Johnson)

Leucistic Jackdaw – Suzie Johnson

Late Submission, 8/7, Mexico Towans: 4 – 5 Kestrel and 6 Skylark. (M Vetch)

Skylark, Mike Vetch

Late News, 09/07, Scillonian Crossing: Between the Isles of Scilly and Penzance a very extensive bait ball about two miles in length, with 500+ Common Dolphin, 5 Bottlenose Dolphin, 36 Harbour Porpoise, 3 Minke Whale and 2 Fin Whale, all feeding together in a frenzy. Also, Basking Shark and Risso’s Dolphin on the journey. (V Stratton)


Monday 5th July 2021

Bude, Maer Lake: Ruddy Shelduck still present early afternoon. (B Craven)

Lizard Point: 1 Balearic Shearwater flew west with 250 Manx Shearwater this evening. (Birdguides)

St Agnes (06.00-08.30): c.850 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Little Egret and 1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler. (G Lawler)

Porthilly Point: 1 Turnstone, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Clapper Marshes, Wadebridge: 4 Crossbill over and 7 Green Sandpiper. (D Julian)

St.Breward, Bodmin Moor: female Redstart and juvenile still showing around Church Lane. (D Sharp)

Common Redstart – Deena Sharp

Looe: 1 drake Eider roosting on Looe Beach. (J Symes)


Sunday 4th July 2021

Maer Lake, Bude: 1 Ruddy Shelduck this afternoon. (M Worden)

Porthgwarra: 2 Pomarine Skua past at 8.40 am. (M Wallace) (Cove seawatch 0730-0900): c150 Manx Shearwater, 6 Fulmar, 2 Med Gull, 2 Pom Skua (adult l/p with spoons with dark/imm). (D Flumm)

Pendeen: 1 Puffin, 2 Dunlin, c.1000 Manx Shearwater and 2 Ocean Sunfish. (S Rogers, P Combridge)

Helston Boating Lake: Scaup still this afternoon. (J Irvine)

Polbathic Creek: juvenile Grey Wagtail, plus 2nd brood of Pied Wagtail in private garden. (A Blonden)

Devoran Quay: 1 Ruff (male in moult), 2 Black-tailed Godwit (1 in summer plumage), 1 Whimbrel, 45 Curlew, 14 Redshank. (J St Ledger)

Ruff – John St Ledger

Ruff – John St Ledger

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 6 Swift . (B Toms)

Par: 5 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper. (B & L Bosisto)

Newquay, Barrowfields: 11 Whimbrel over, 2 Raven, 16 pairs of Fulmar, 1 pair Kestrel feeding 2 fledglings, 3 Linnet. (S Grose)

St Columb Minor: 1m Sparrowhawk, 1 pair nesting Swift. (S Grose)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Moorhen, 35 Mallard. (R Mudge)


Thursday 1st July 2021

Stithians: 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Greylag Goose, pair of Willow Warbler feeding 5 young at nest ( D Eva )

Ryan’s Field, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 80 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel. (D Flumm)

Lelant Water, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 broods of 8 & 10 Shelduck ducklings. (D Flumm)

Shelduck brood of 10, Lelant Water, Dave Flumm

Shelduck brood of 8 Lelant Water. Dave Flumm

Helston Boating Lake: 1 m Scaup and 1 m Ferruginous Duck still, also Coot family with 3 young and 1 older helper sibling and Moorhen family with 4 very young offspring. (T Mills)

Juvenile Coot being helped by older sibling. Tony Mills

Moorhen and young. Tony Mills

Porthilley : 2 Common Scoter m&f, 7 Sandwich Terns, c30 Sand Martins, 3 Little Egret, 2 GBB Gulls, 2 Grey Herons. (A Langdon.)

Rumps and Pentire Point: 1 Buzzard. 1 Kestrel. 2 Fulmars. 4 Manx Shearwaters. 2 Gannets. 6 Cormorants. 5 Shags. 5 Oystercatchers . Herring Gulls. 1 Black-headed Gull. 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. 10 Great Black-backed Gulls. 20 Puffins. 29 Razorbills. 12 Guillemots. 4 Rock Doves. Woodpigeon. 2 Swifts. 8 Swallows. Skylarks. 3 Rock Pipits. 4 Meadow Pipits. 2 Pied Wagtails. 3 Stonechats. 6 Wheatears ( 3 adults, of which 2 were feeding 3 juveniles near Pentire Point ). 2 Blackbirds. 3 Whitethroats. Crows. 4 Ravens – 1 adult & 3 juveniles. House Sparrows. 35 Goldfinches. 30 Linnets. ( A. Parker et al )


Monday 21st June 2021

Late News, 21/06, East Bodmin Moor: 6+ pairs of Wheatear with juveniles, 12+ Yellowhammer, Breeding Skylark ( 6 pairs seen) 2 pairs with fledged Meadow Pipits. 2 pairs of feeding Willow Tit, 2 Redstarts with fledglings. (S Sanderson)

Wheatears – Steven Sanderson

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Black-winged Stilt this afternoon. (J Parker et al) in addition, 7 Sanderling (most full sun plum), 1 Dunlin, 3 1s Med Gull on the beach. (R Veal, R Augarde) Also, 1 Water Shrew ran across path, (all black so presumed juvenile). (T Mills)

Black-winged Stilt – Dave Flumm

Black-winged Stilt – Mike Spicer

Helston Boating Lake: drake Scaup, female Ruddy Shelduck, and drake Ferruginous Duck of unknown origin still this afternoon. (M Greenhalgh)

St Just (Carn Bosavern): 1 Swift and 1 Sky Lark. (T Murray)

Canonstown: 2 Siskin in finch flock visiting a feeder in a private garden. (J Munday)

Porthleven: 6 Swift over this afternoon also 1 Lime Hawk-Moth. (B Nicholls)

Drift Reservoir: 120 Swift. (D Flumm)

St Issey: 1m and 1f Yellowhammer visiting a private garden. (R Grasham)

Redruth: 1m Siskin visiting feeders in a private garden. (M Greenhalgh)

Male Siskin – Mel Greenhalgh

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 Common Tern at the Dam End. (R Bishop)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 adult Common Tern, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 21 Curlew, 9 Shelduck & a juvenile Peregrine (P Kemp)

Crackington Haven: 40+ Swift flying high over higher Crackington this evening. (J&B Teague)


Wednesday 16th June 2021

Late news, 14/6, Black Rock (near Praze-an-Beeble): male Golden Oriole at Wildwood Eco Garden but no sign since. (D Rose)

Late news, 15/6, Colliford: Pink-footed Goose. (D Julian)

Crackington Haven: Rosy starling this morning flying with small group of starlings. (J & B Teague)

St Just: Rosy Starling still at North end of Princess Street. (N Wheatley)

Mount Hawke: Rosy Starling. (R Wilkins)

Sennen: Rosy Starling still this afternoon. (K Wilson)

Crowdy: Osprey in nearby pine tree. (G Waller)

Stithians: 17 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 1 male Bullfinch, 3 male Reed Bunting, 4 Great Crested Grebe, Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, number of Willow Warblers and Chiffchaff. (S Williams, T Pinfield)

Black-tailed Godwit, Stephen Williams

Bullfinch, Stephen Williams

Ruddy Shelduck, Stephen Williams

Merry Maidens: Red Kite. (D Flumm)

Red Kite, Dave Flumm

Red Kite, Dave Flumm

Bowithick: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, up to 8 Mistle Thrush, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Swift, c.6 Swallow. (H Kendall, B Bryne)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Wheatear. (H Kendall, B Bryne)

Bosigran: 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat. (B Toms)

Newquay: 3 Red Kite over Trellogan. (D Ensor)

Kingsmill lake: 1 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 6 Mallard, 2 Canada’s with 8 young & juv Peregrine with pigeon sp. prey. (P Kemp)

Tregiffian Farm: Green Woodpecker. (B Lawrence)

Newquay Boating Lake: 2 Reed Warbler, 1 ad Lesser Black backed Gull. (S Grose)

Dunmere: 3 Marsh Tit, 9+ Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, 9 Siskin, 2 Treecreeper, 6 Blackcap, 7 Grey Wagtail, 3 Kingfisher, 5 Song Thrush, 4 Jay, 7 Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Madron: Red Kite, 3 singing m Yellowhammer. (P St Pierre)

Cardinham: singing m Yellowhammer, c20 Siskin. (R Veal)

Helston: drk Scaup reported still on boating lake.