Wednesday 13th May 2020

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Late News, 10/05, Treslothan, Camborne: Green Woodpecker heard at 0745hrs. (D King)

Late News, 12/05, Brea Village: 1 Willow Warbler heard singing near railway arch in afternoon. (D King)

Late News, 12/05, Mawgan: 2 Roe Deer in field behind our house (P Bedford)

Late News, 12/05, Wadebridge: fem Redstart at NRA pools, 2 Greenshank. (D Julian)

Kenidjack: 1 Wryneck at donkey paddocks.

Merry Maidens: 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing for 5th day, potentially of Eastern subspecies halimodendri. (M McKee, D Parker)

Carnon Downs: fem Redstart, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Red Kite. (J Chapple)

Battery Rocks: 30+ Purple Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone. (B Hibbet)

Polgigga: 2 Lesser Whitethroat. (M Wallace)

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hobby, 1 Red Kite, 3 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Shelduck, 6 Gadwall, 9 Swift, c.90 Sand Martin, c.30 House Martin, c.20 Swallow, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler from footpath in adjacent fields. (P Roseveare) Also 1 Ruff, 1 Wigeon. (B Bosisto)

Hayle Estuary: 3 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Ringed Plover, 92 Dunlin on Ryan’s Field early morning. (S Turner)

Lostwithiel: Red Kite 10:45hrs. high over town and mobbed by crows. Drifted away towards Lerryn. (C Jewels)

Downderry: 12 Whimbrel on the beach early today. (A Payne)

Seaton: 2 Common Sandpiper. (A Payne)

Stithians Reservoir: Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Reed Bunting, 7 Blackcap, 4 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, several Willow Warbler, 6 Swift, 3 Cuckoo. (R Loader)

Stithians Reservoir: 12 Willow Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Stonechat, 1 Cuckoo, 3 Reed Bunting (all singing males), 1 Canada Goose incubating, 2 Great Crested Grebe incubating, Meadow Pipit feeding 3 young at nest. Also 5 Swift, 2 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin through. (D Eva)

Bude: 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 – 5 Swallow, Mallard with 5 ducklings, 5 Chiffchaff in song, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Wren and pair of Canada Goose, all from Rodd’s Bridge to Hele Bridge, Bude . (H Kendall)

Truro: Male Bullfinch in my private garden early this morning (K Mortimore) One adult Raven and three very vocal youngsters on the Cathedral at 10:15am this morning. (K&J Mortimore)

St Cleer: 1 Red Kite: seen flying over our garden then back towards Rosecraddoc Woods. Viewed at distance circling over the woods some 5 minutes later. Also single Red Kite seen over the woods on 8th May and 11th May
Perhaps all records relate to the same bird (?). (M & R Frost)

Rame Head, Military Road and Penlee Point circuit: 25 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 11 Blackcap, 20 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear (Greenland spp), 1 Tree Pipit, 50+ Swallow, 1 House Martin, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1f Redstart, 1 Whinchat, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Hobby in off the sea, 1 Raven, 4 Yellowhammer (G Lewis)

Coast Path near Tregantle Fort: 5 Whitethroat, 1m Blackcap (G Lewis)

Bodmin: 1 Red Kite above me on the A30. Seen about here: 50.498064, -4.684885 (D Vosper)

Halvana Plantation: 5 Crossbill, 10 Siskin (B Bosisto L Payne)

Goss Moor: 1 Swift, 3 Swallows, 4 Willow Warblers (2 seen, 2 more heard) 2 Bullfinch males, 2 Blackcap males (A & B Tregunna)

Port Quin/ Doyden Castle: 7 Puffin, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Whimbrel, 9 Stonechat, 1 Whinchat, 15 Rock Pipit, 2 Kestrel, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Buzzard, 19 Skylark, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 56 Carrion Crow, 53 Rook, 9 Raven, 2 Red legged Partridge. (S Grose)

Colliford Lake: 1 Red Kite, 3 Cuckoo (B Bosisto L Payne) Also 4 Buzzard, 2 Swift, m Cuckoo. (L Hall)

Bodmin Moor, De Lank Waterworks Wood: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Grey Wagtail (2 adults feeding 3 young), 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Grey Wagtail, J St Ledger

Spotted Flycatcher, J St Ledger

Bodmin Moor, De Lank Waterworks to Garrow Tor: 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Cuckoo, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Stonechat (2 adults feeding 2 young), 1 Meadow Pipit feeding young, 1 Hobby (circling overhead), 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk over. Also 16 Red Deer, 2 Roe Deer, 1 large Adder. (J St Ledger)

Cuckoo, John St Ledger

Bodmin Moor, Bolatherick Farm: 5 Mistle Thrush (2 adults, 3 young) (J St Ledger)

Porth Reservoir: 12 Great Crested Grebe  (including pair with 2 young and a pair still incubating eggs), 1m Teal, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Dunlin, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 Reed Warbler singing. (S Rowe)

Penzance: Red Kite east in morning. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 6 Wheatear, 2 Garden Warbler, 10 Swift. No Kites today but farmer at Treganoe Farm here told me he saw one “with bight yellow wing tags” at the farm 11th May. (D Flumm)

Croft Pascoe Plantation, Goonhilly: 2+ Siskin, 20+ Willow Warbler, 1 Long Tailed Tit, 2 Swift and 1 Cuckoo heard. (A Witheywood)

Padstow: 2 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Minions Hurlers: 1 Stonechat 1 Cuckoo 1 Willow Warbler. (D Hastilow)

Stonechat, David Hastilow

Crowlas: 1m Whitethroat in garden briefly, first site record. (R Veal)

Portreath: pr Fulmar. (E Gowers)

Copperhouse Creek: 2 pr Shelduck and 1 young. (V Skilton)