Tuesday 20th July 2021

Tuesday 20th July 2021

Falmouth, Pendennis Point, SW826315: Common Rosefinch next to the first ice cream van. (S Fewster, R Arney)

Falmouth (terrace above town): 5 Swift calling and circling. (E Tackley)

Padstow: 361+Mediterranean Gull on the sand bar between harbour and Rock early this morning, 1 Sandwich Tern feeding juv. (S Grose)

Porthilly, Camel estuary: 100+ Med Gulls, c10 Sandwich Terns, 5 Sanderling, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Buzzard. (A Langdon)

Mediterranean Gull – Adrian Langdon

Mediterranean Gulls – Adrian Langdon

Sandwich Tern – Adrian Langdon

Kingsmill lake: 4 Greenshank, 20+ Redshank, 4 Whimbrel, 32+ Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Grey Heron, 14 Little Egret, 204 Black-headed Gull, 57 Herring Gull & 1 adult Greater Black-backed Gull at High Tide. (P Kemp)

Pendower: 2 Sanderling, 50 Black-headed Gull and a Painted Lady. (T Wilson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: c60 Mediterranean Gull (including 8 juvs), c140 Black-headed Gull, c15 Redshank, 5 Greenshank (including first juvenile), 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, ad islandica Black-tailed Godwit, 11 ad Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, ad Yellow-legged Gull. (R Veal)

Hayle estuary: Colour-ringed Curlew on the estuary yesterday (19th) and also on Ryan’s Field on 8th (Paul St Pierre). The bird has a red ring on the right leg and a coded yellow ring on the left leg, but no one has been able to read the code yet. This is possibly one of the head-started chicks from the southwest so please keep a eye out for it and it’d be great if someone could read the code. If you’re able to read or photograph the two-digit code then please do email in. (The photo below is a known bird from the same project that winters at Devoran). (M Grantham)

Curlew – Devoran

Late submission, 19/7, Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Moorhen, 4 Jay, 1 Coot, 1m Tufted Duck. (R Mudge)

Late submission, 19/7, Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 51 Curlew, 47 Redshank, 11 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin. (A Nicholson)

Late submission, 19/7 Stithians Reservoir: 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, (2 adult and 2 juvenile), also juvenile Jays. (R Chiffers)

Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Robin Chiffers

Jay Robin Chiffers

Late submission, 19/7, Hell’s Mouth: 1 female Kestrel. (R Chiffers)