Sunday 28th July 2019

Sunday 28th July 2019

Late news, 27/7, Carlyon Bay: 5 House Martin. (TM Mylett)

Late news, 27/7, Crowlas: 1 Swallow. (TM Mylett)

Late news, 27/7, Penzance: 5 Eider on beach near Penzance Railway Station, 2 Swift,1 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler. (TM Mylett)

Late news, 27/7, Bone Valley: 1 Common Buzzard. (TM Mylett)

Late news, 27/7, Trevaylor Woods: 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Raven, 2 Swallow, 4 House Martin. (TM Mylett)

Late news, 27/7, Gulval: 6 Swallow. (TM Mylett)

Gulval: Swallows – the first brood of 5 took flight on 5th June. The fledged young were allowed to remain roosting in the garage for several more days and then left. The adults started their second brood on 16th June with another clutch of 5 eggs by 21st June. The first egg hatched on 7th July with the first fledging on 25th July. 4 had fledged by 27th July and all 5 awere airborne this moring on 28th July 2019. A very successful year to date. I hope they don’t attempt a 3rd brood !! (J Hawkey)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet in churchyard 08:30. (J Baker)

Gwithian: Moorhen maintained a wary yet robust confrontation with a stoat which retreated, c90% of last week’s chicks missing. (J Hicks)

Penzance: Flock of 7 Turnstone at the harbour this morning. (A McKechnie)

Turnstone – Alex McKechnie

Luxulyan Valley: 2 Song Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Crowdy Reservoir: Pink-footed Goose near dam, also 4 Yellow-legged Gull, (2 ad & 2 juv). (DI Julian)

Davidstow: 4 Crossbill at Davidstow Woods. (DI Julian)

Gillan Creek: 2 Common Sandpiper. (B Nicholls)

Helman Tor: 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Juv Little Ringed Plover this afternoon. (S Rogers)

Cape Cornwall: Whimbrel on the golf course. (P Fraser)

Lamorna: Black-necked Grebe flew west. (M Elliott)

Mount’s Bay: 1 Great Northern Diver. (M Elliott)

Mousehole: Whimbrel on St Clement’s Isle, plus 2 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Balearic Shearwater and c1500 Manx Shearwater flew west from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Greenshank, 25+ Dunlin, 30+ Curlew, 23 Med gulls many beginning to moult out of breeding plumage. (S Murnan)