Wednesday 25th May 2016

Wednesday 25th May 2016

Late news, 24/5, Gurnards Head Hotel: 1 Hobby over hotel. (M Brandon)

Late news, 24/5, Looe harbour: 1 Barrel Jellyfish coming in with the tide (R Hurrell). Hannafore Point: 23 Oystercatcher (R Hurrell) Looe Island: 2 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher (R Hurrell)

Late news, 24/5, Rosudgeon: 7 Red Kite over. (A Woodhams)

Lockengate and Helman Tor: 1 Lammergeier reported again at 6.30pm. (D Ryan)

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Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Dalmatian Pelican early morning. (A James – photos) Also single Red Kites at 1422 and 1452hrs drifting slowly east. (J Hawkey D ParkerDalmatian Pelican back again in afternoon and still present into the evening. Plus 1 Black Kite flew in along the west side 20.25 and circled the NW arm before appearing to drop into the trees presumably to roost. (S Rowe)

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Mullion Cove: 1 Red kite over. (J Allely)

Falmouth, Swanpool Garden Centre: 1 Red Kite mobbed by Herring Gull 1030am. (S Van Hear) Long field, Falmouth: 1 Red Kite hovering over school 08:30. (D Bowers) Also 1 Black Kite reported over Falmouth Golf Club at 09:00 and another or the same over the Penryn river at 13:00.

Truro: 1 Black Kite flew northeast over Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske. Also 1 Osprey over the Truro River as seen from Malpas.

Davidstow, Bowithick: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Redstart, 3 Raven, 2 Magpie, c20 Swallow, 7 House Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap,  1 pair of Great Spotted Woodpecker feeding young, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Cuckoo calling on and off, 1 Nuthatch, Wrens, Dunnocks, Chaffinches, 2 Robin, several Blackbird and 1 Tawny Owl call in bright sunlight. (H Kendall & B Bryne)

Truro, Morlaix Avenue: 1 Red Kite 07.30. (K Dalziel)

Ruan Minor: 1 Red Kite low over the road at midday. (A Pay)

Wendron: 1 Red Kite high to the north-east at 4.15pm. (A Pay)

Hayle (SW547362): 1 Red Kite early morning and the same or a different bird late afternoon. (J Thomasson)

Penzance (SW455305): 5 Red Kite (J Thomasson)

Bodmin, Victoria Square: 2 Siskin and 1 Swift  (R Hurrell) Also approx 1km from Beacon: 2 Red Kite circling at around 500ft between 16:30-16:40hrs. (J Crocker)

The Rumps and Pentire Point: 4 Fulmar, 1 Gannet, 2 Cormorant, 4 Shag, 1 Kestrel, 4 Oystercatcher, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 35 Herring Gull, 3 Kittiwake, 9 Guillemot, 3 Razorbill, 6 Puffin, 4 Wood Pigeon, 5 Skylark, 2 House Martin, 25 Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 5 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Wren, 2 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 5 Whitethroat, 10 Jackdaw, 15 Rook, 5 Carrion Crow, 2 Starling, 4 House Sparrow and 6 Linnet. (M Scawen)

Kuggar: 2 Red Kite, 12-1pm. (C Lee)

Hayle Estuary, RSPB Reserve, Carnsew Basin: 1 imm Spoonbill. (A James) also1 Red Kite circled then flew west and 8 Oystercatcher. (R Veal) Ryan’s Field: 1 imm Spoonbill, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Moorhen, 6 Canada Goose (plus 6 goslings), 1 Oystercatcher on nest. (R Veal) The reported Lesser Yellowlegs was a Greenshank. (P Freestone) Lelant Saltings: 3 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 3 Curlew, 1 Black-headed Gull, 3 Whimbrel. (R Veal, DK Parker)

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St Erth: 4 Red Kite east t 13:30. (MJ Spicer)

Central Falmouth: 6 Red Kite 1345hrs. (S Van Hear)

Nanjizal: 1 Black Kite at 09:00 with 20+ Red Kite, NW of Faraway cottage. (MD Wallace) Also viewed from Land’s End. (DK Parker, B Bosistow)

Sennen, Brew Farm: 1 Black Kite again at 10:00. (C Moore) and again at 10:30. (C Moore, DK Parker, L Proctor) Also 120+ Red Kite going east with largest flock of 32 birds with others of 24 & 22 with numerous flocks of 4-5 and single birds in the air constantly between 10:00 and 11:30 . 1 Dalmatian Pelican over at 10:55. (C Moore, DK Parker, L Proctor)

Cot Valley: 1 Black Kite over at 11:00. (N Wheatley) and then St Just 11:05. (P Clarke)

Lelant: 1 Red Kite over. (P Freestone)

Connor Downs: 1 Osprey over going North at 15:20. (P Freestone)

Carnon Downs: 2 Red Kite going North 13:30. (J Chapple)

Lizard: 120+ Red Kite mostly North of the village, including a leucistic individual.

Lower Tamar Lake: 1m Yellowhammer, 2 Marsh Tit, 1m 1f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1m Tufted Duck, 16 Swift, 25 Swallow, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Jay and 3 Great Crested Grebe. (R Mudge)

Near Perrannuthnoe(A394) above fields around Gwallon Lane: 6 Red Kite (some appeared to be immature birds) (J Evans)

Lamorna: 1 Marsh Harrier flushed from cliff top at 9.25am, also 3 Red Kite east. Carn Barges: 1 Basking Shark close inshore.

Higher Cannaframe (between A30 & Halvana): 2 Red Kite @ 17.20 (B Craven)

St Just, Jericho Farm: 1 Red Kite at 08.15. (P Fraser) Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 4 Red Kite at 10.45. (P Fraser)

Penzance, Chyandour: 1 Red Kite at 15.20. (P Fraser)

Gweek: 4 Shelduck with 8 ducklings. (J St Ledger)

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Callestick: Single Red Kite over my garden at 11.05am and 11.10am (T Wilson)

Tresillian River: 7 Whimbrel. (A Nicholson)

Rosudgeon: 1 Red Kite over and 2 Red Kite soaring over Halamanning. (A Woodhams)

Gannel Estuary: 3 Red Kite all singles heading north at 15.30, 15.40 and 17.00. (S Rowe)

Gunwalloe, Fishing Cove: flock of c 30 Sanderling. (D Glover)

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Polgigga: 2 Red Kite over at 0730 and 1 Dalmatian Pelican over late morning.

Portheras Cove: 1 Hobby this morning.

Argal Reservoir: 3 Red Kite circling over the southern end at 9am. (D Chaney)