Monday 20th May 2024

Monday 20th May 2024

St Just: Booted Eagle Dark Phase. Flew SSW from St Just towards Sennen with a group of red kites, which were chasing it. (F Hawkins)

Morvah Quoit: 1 Booted Eagle being mobbed by 2 Red Kite. Also many Red Kite, including a kettle of at least 30, 1 Cuckoo. (A Lobb)

Land’s End: c 200 Red Kite over Land’s End at 09.15. Also 2 Black Kite, 1 Hobby. (S Rogers)

Penzance: Black Kite over (11:25-11:35). (A Harris)

Ventonleague, Hayle: 125 Red Kites from 10.50am to 12.15pm, 1 Black Kite moving South East at 11.35am, 8 Buzzard. (P and J Rutter)

Porthgwarra: 123 Red Kite, 1 Black Kite seen approx 11.45 am, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Red Throated Diver, 3 Golden Plover. (M Southam, D Lewis, M Wallace)

Polgigga: 2 Black Kite heading East (12:35 – 12:50). (J Drage Hubert)

Ardensawah: 2 Black Kite. (M Wallace)

Trethewey: 4 Black Kite. (K Wilson)

Pendeen: 518 Red Kites flew west between 05:30-10:30. (P Combridge)

Hayle: Huge movement of Red Kite over Hayle including one kettle of 20+ and several of 10+ (11:10-12:00). (P Smale)

Egloskerry: 1 Red Kite over. (J Horsey)

Croft Pascoe: 5 Siskin in family group, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat. (S Wood)

Gwenter: 1 Quail heard, 1 Red Kite over. (S Wood)

Saint Ruan: 5 Red Kite. (R & J Duffield-Harding)

Penhale Dunes: Northern Wheatear. (S Headland)

Treen: 2 Cuckoo, possibly a pair, one calling and then chasing, following a second bird, 06:10. (J Lewis)

Mulfra Quoit : Red Kite circling overhead. (J Lewis)

St Buryan:  7 Red Kite over the road at 2.15pm. (B Toms)

St Blazey LNR: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (m&f), 1 Treecreeper, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 2 House Martin, 1 Swallow, numerous Chiffchaff and Blackcap heard. (R Hampshire)

Crousa Downs: 2 Cuckoo; 1 male calling, 1 brown variant female calling and being mobbed by meadow pipits. (K Dalziel)

Connor Downs: 64 Red Kite, 1 Hobby. (P Freestone)

Marazion: 12 Red Kite. (D Parker)

St Agnes: 60 Red Kite inc yellow wing tagged individual. (G Lawlor)

Redruth: 5 Red Kite. (B Bosisto)

Marazion: 2 pairs of Canada Geese with eight goslings, 1 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Great Egret. (B Bosisto)

Carn Brea: 2 Cuckoo. (B Bosisto)

Truro: 19 Red Kite heading NE very high between 16.00 and 16.30 and 1 NE at 17.20. (T Wilson)

St Ives 7-10am: Around 1000 Manx Shearwater feeding and drifting West, 10 Common Scoter West, 2 Great Northern Diver feeding and moving East. (A Lobb)

Marazion Marsh: Great White Egret, Whitethroat, Wren, Reed Warbler, Robin, Sedge Warbler, Reed Bunting, Stonechats. (D Szlitkus)

Chapel Carn Brea: Whitethroat, Meadow Pippet, Linnet, Stonechats, Wren. (D Szlitkus)

Downderry: 21 Common Scoter west early morning. (A Payne)

Millpool (private garden): 1 m Broad-bodied Chaser newly emerged from larval stage, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Great Tit, Magpie pair, 1 Buzzard over low, 2 Wood Pigeon drinking from pond, 1 m Orange Tip, I Small White (M Claughton)

Boat Cove: 5 Whimbrel, 52 Turnstone, 13 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 2 Carrion Crow, heard 1 Buzzard, 2 m Orange Tip, 1 Blue Jellyfish (Cyanea lamarckii), (M Claughton)

Stithians Lake 19:00 – 21.00: 1 Cuckoo (another heard) 1 Sedge Warbler, 10+ Willow Warbler, 1 Black Cap, 15+ Linnet, 2 Stonechat, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 30+ Swallow, 5 House Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 1 Roe Deer. (M Saunders)


Late Submission 19/05/24 St Erth:  15-20 Red Kite flocking over the village for around 20 minutes before they moved on. (J Marshall)



Spotted Flycatcher – S Wood
Siskin – S Wood
Turnstone – M Claughton
Wren – D Szlitkus
Stonechat – D Szlitkus
Reed Warbler – D Szlitkus
Sedge Warbler – D Szlitkus