Friday 27th May 2022

Friday 27th May 2022

Walmsley Sanctuary Update: Trewornan Bridge has just reopened so access to Walmsley will be back to normal. (A Langdon)

The Society is grateful to the Clowance Estate for allowing access to the park to view the Roller. When visiting please note the following:

  • Only park in the overflow gravel car park near the main house and walk to the old golf course area. Do not park on any verges or block other vehicles.
  • No dogs are allowed in the park.
  • Respect the privacy of lodge owners and other visitors.
  • Do not walk into the set-aside fields as they are on private land. View only through hedges of Clowance Estate.

Praze-an-Beeble: 1 European Roller again in weedy field behind old golf course on Clowance Estate. 1 Honey Buzzard over Roller field roughly NE. (R Netherton, D Collins et al.)

Newbridge: Female Barn Owl recaught at a nestbox had been ringed as a chick in 2017 in Northumberland; an exceptionally long movement. (M Grantham)

Lizard: male Whinchat near Hellarcher pumping station. (D Collins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Drake Garganey still, behind the island on the standing stone scrape. (DK Parker)

Sancreed Beacon: 2 Cuckoo and my first Grasshopper Warbler singing here in 27 years. (D Flumm)

Spit beach, Par: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Fulmar, 1 Sand Martin briefly over. (R Hampshire)

St Columb Minor: 1 Yellowhammer (calling from hedge below Fair Park Cemetery). (S Grose)

St Endellion: 1m Yellowhammer (on hedge at Trevathen farm shop). (S Grose)

Fraddon: Spotted Flycatcher nr Ennis Barton. (D Beadle, L Sampson)

Devoran: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Curlew & 1 Oystercatcher at Tallack’s Creek. (D Beadle)

Drift Reservoir, 09.45 – 11.30: 2 Buzzard over, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1m Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, 3 Magpie, 2m Blackbird, 7 Swallow, 6m Mallard, 51 Canada Goose + 2 hybrids, 1 Grey Heron. (M Webb)

Liskeard: 6 Swift screaming up by the Aldi Supermarket. (D Sharp)

Godolphin Cross: Male Siskin on feeders within a few minutes of them being replenished after a ‘break’. (C Richards)

Godolphin Hill: 2 Painted Lady. (C Richards)

Late News, 26/5, RSPB Wildlife Scillonian Cruise: Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 Eider, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Skua, 1 Fulmar, 286 Manx Shearwater, 36 Gannet, 40 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill and 26 dolphins (in 3 pods of 1, 5 and c20, mostly Common Dolphin but including at least 3 Bottle-nose Dolphin). Wolf Rock to Penzance: 60 Gannet, 1128 Manx Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 5 Kittiwake, 20 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 9 Sandwich Tern, 3 Puffin, 30 Guillemot and 5 Common Dolphin. (M Jones, DK Parker)

Late submission, 26/05/22, Nanjizal: 3 male Reed Warbler, juvenile Little Grebe being fed by adult. (K Wilson)

 

Willow Warbler – Martin Webb
Buzzard – Martin Webb