Sunday 8th May 2016

Sunday 8th May 2016

Late news 7/5 Portreath: 5 Black Swans.

Late news 7/5 St Ives: Dalmatian Pelican off harbour at 17:00. (H Venus) and still present at 18:00. (T Cocking – photo)


Late news 7/5 Trehill / Forder: 1 Red kite, 6 Swift and 4m Blackcap. (C Hannaford)

Lizard Point: 12 Pomarine Skua, 2 Arctic, 1 Great, 22 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Common Scoter and 1 Common Gull between 07:30-10:30. (T Blunden, G Knass, W Claydon)

The Lizard: 1 Red-rumped Swallow between Gwavas and Trethvas Farms c1m north of Lizard village and  feeding over fields 16:50-17:30 . (T Blunden – photo, G Knass, W Claydon) Woodchat at Kynance Rd. this evening. (J Foster)

Red-rumped Swallow Lizard Cornwall 8516 T BlundenRed-rumped Swallow, T Blunden

Porth Nanven: Dalmatian Pelican on sea this morning. (per J Summers)

Cape Cornwall: Dalmatian Pelican also around the seaward end of the Golf Course for c30 minutes between 12:15 and 12:45. (P Fraser)

Land’s End: Dalmatian Pelican c13:45-14:00. (S Gainey)

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Marazion Marsh: 1 1s male Woodchat Shrike on sanctuary west of wooden fence. Also 20+ Swift, 14m Mallard (plus 1 female with 4 ducklings), 1 Whimbrel, 2m Reed Bunting, 1 Willow Warbler, 3m Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear and numerous Reed, Sedge and Cetti’s Warblers. (L Proctor, MJ & JP Spicer, R Veal, J Eaton – photo, P St Pierre, R Farnes, M McKee)

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Marazion Beach: 7 Whimbrel, 3 Dunlin plus 5 Gannet, 8 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern and 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Veal) Also Hudsonian Whimbrel 07:40 then flew west.

Porthgwarra – St Levan: 1 Turtle Dove, 16 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Garden Warbler and 3 Red Admiral. (M Wallace)

St Ives: 1 Osprey over 07:45. (D Simmons) Later also seen over Ventonleague.

Caradon Hill: 1m Cuckoo. (P Needham)

Lethytep, Lanreath: Nesting Little Grebe. (P Hambly)

Little Grebe Lanreath Cornwall 8516 P Hambly

Goss Moor: 5 Garden Warbler and 1 Cuckoo. (M Jones)

Goonhilly: 1 Iceland Gull and1 Cuckoo (D Eva)

Croft Pascoe: 10 Crossbill, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 20 Siskin and Goldcrest nest building. (D Eva)

Higher Fraddon: 1 Red Kite. (D Wheatley)

Launceston: 1 Black Kite.

Troon: 4 Mistle Thrush young about to fledge. (SM Taylor)

Mistle Thrush at nest Troon Cornwall SM Taylor

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Great White Egret am then flew east also 1 Common Sandpiper. (P St Pierre, S Rogers, M Ahmad)

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Land’s End: 2 Spotted  Flycatcher, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Willow Warbler and 5 Sedge Warbler. (P St Pierre)

Treave Common: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Wheatear and 1 Cuckoo. (P St Pierre)

Sennen: 2 Turtle Dove south of caravan park and 14 Whimbrel opposite school. (P St Pierre)

Trevilley: 1 Whinchat and 1 Red Kite south. (P St Pierre)

Windmill Farm: 1 Female Pied Flycatcher in the bottom willow boardwalk area and 2 cuckoos near the car park. (D Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Carnsew Pool: 1 imm Spoonbill, 1f Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Raven, 30 sum plum Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 12 Whimbrel. (R Veal)

Spoonbill Hayle Cornwall 8516 R Veal

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 22 Canada Goose, 5 Cormorant, 3 (2 pairs) Great Crested Grebe, 7 Mallard, 3 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 41(12 nests) Black-headed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 48 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 64 Herring Gull, 8 Buzzard, 39 Carrion Crow, 33 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 4 Stock Dove, 3 Cuckoo, 7 Swift, 52 Swallow, 22 Sand Martin, 16 House Martin, 6 Blackbird, 3 Wheatear, 1 Pied Wagtail, 19 Meadow Pipit, 3 Skylark, 3 Reed Bunting,6 Willow Warbler, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Robin, and 5 Linnet. (DA Conway)

Loe Pool: 9 Common Sandpiper, 9 Reed Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (G Adams)

Chiverton Cross: 1 Cuckoo. (G Adams)

Coads Green: 1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler c1km SW of Coad’s Green between Penhole Farm and Landreyne, the first in 14 years. (P Mallett)

Nanquidno: Possible Northern Long-tailed Tit (caudatus) integrade. (M Ahmad photos) Also 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (R Farnes)

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Kenidjack: 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (R Farnes)

New Polzeath: Osprey over at 13:00.