Wednesday 5th June 2019

Late news, 4/6, Looe Island: 2 Blackbird, 2 Carrion Crow, 59 Cormorant, 2 Curlew, 1 Dunnock, 6 Eider, 5 Goldfinch, 67 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 127 Herring Gull, 1 Little Egret, 7 Mallard, 16 Oystercatcher, 2 Pheasant, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Robin, 4 Rock Pipit, 6 Shag, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Wood Pigeon, 4 Wren. (D Spooner)

Eider – Derek Spooner

Eider – Derek Spooner

Newquay Trenance Gardens: 3 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Walmsley (public hide): 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Reed Warbler, 3 Coot, 1 pr Moorhen +2 Juv, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, Jackdaws nesting in boxes either side of the hide, 6 Swift, 2 Little Egret, 1 Jay, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Chynalls Point, Coverack: 62 Storm Petrel, many lingering and feeding off the point, 7 Balearic Shearwater, 180 Manx Shearwater, 4 male Common Scoter, 1 summer-plumage Great Northern Diver. All heading S between 06:45 and 09:00. Also 1 Sedge Warbler singing and a Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (D Halls)

Lizard Point 06:45-10.00 : 10 Balearic Shearwater, Great Skua, Puffin, Great Northern Diver, Sanderling, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 4 Common Scoter  (T Phelps)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Sandwich Tern, Med Gull and 2 Sanderling on Porth Kidney beach. (D Flumm) 3 Whimbrel, drake Gadwall, 5 Wigeon and Oystercatcher chicks now hatched on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal)

Godrevy: 2 Buzzards, 1 male and 1 female Kestrel flying between cliffs,15 Fulmars and 4 Oystercatchers. (C Moakes)

Rumps and Pentire Point: 6 Fulmar, 4 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 2 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 12 Kittiwake, 75 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Puffin, 25 Guillemot, 25 Razorbill, 5 Wood Pigeon, 6 Skylark, 6 Swallow, 1 House martin, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Meadow pipit, 3 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 4 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 3 Wheatear, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Great Tit, 6 Jackdaw, 15 Rook, 7 Carrion Crow, 14 Starling, 4 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch, 6 Linnet, 1 Grey Seal, 4 Large White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Heath. (M Scawen et al.)

Marazion Beach: 72 Sanderling & 11 Dunlin. (J Hawkey)

Gulval: Swallows have nested in my garage since 2014 with varying degrees of success influenced by weather and food supply. The only ones in the village. This year the male arrived on 5th April followed by the female on the 8th. Several days were spent feeding with periodic repairs to last years nest. The first egg was laid on 25th April and a full clutch of 5 noted on 1st May. Hatching started on 12th May and the first fledged on 3rd June. By the 4th June four were on the wing leaving just one still in the nest. Today 5th June all five successfully took to the air. Interestingly when the parents first arrived they were briefly joined by a third and again on the 12th May  (the day the brood hatched) a third swallow appeared and allowed into the garage suggesting a sibling from a previous year! (J Hawkey)

Gweek: pair of Shelduck with 11 well-grown ducklings. (G Adams)

Porth Reservoir: 401 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Coot, 8 Great Crested Grebe (min of 1 nesting pr). (S Grose)

Downderry: birds moving west before 07:30 included 4 Common Scoters, 3 Great Northern Divers, a Little Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gulls, and 4 Manx Shearwaters. (A Payne)


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