Monday 9th May 2022

Monday 9th May 2022

Message from  Catherine Beazley  RSPB Cornwall Reserves Administrator: “I noticed the following report from daily sightings:

Hayle Estuary RSPB: (all birds on main estuary disturbed by 2 paddle boarders early am). (S Grose)

The paddleboard disturbance is obviously of concern to us on the SSSI. Not sure what the best way to go about it is but perhaps if you get other such info through this platform, please ask the reporter to get in touch with us with more info via cornwall@rspb.org.uk

It’s a tricky one but if someone witnesses an active disturbance on the SSSI (human, dog, vehicle), we do ask them to call the police if possible. If they do this or not, it’s very helpful to get photos or video of the event if safe to do so. This is difficult as people often feel this is too extreme an action and often the disturbance has taken place before anything much can be done. Thank you for your help, Catherine

 

Bosporthennis Common: 1 sub-ad male Montagu’s Harrier at 9.50. (P Clement)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Marsh Harrier early morning. (P Fraser)

Padstow Harbour:  Mandarin Duck at around 19:00 whilst working on a watertaxi. (D Booker)

Pendeen: 2nd calendar-year Marsh Harrier (P Combridge)

Treraven: 1 juv Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Porthilly Beach: 4 Whimbrel, 4 Shelduck over, 3 Greenfinch, 16 Sand Martin, 1m Kestrel. (S Grose)

Rock: 1 Osprey over  north east at 12.46pm from private garden. (S Grose)

Bodmin: 4 Swift (A Tomkins)

Walmsley: 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Ruff, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, Moorhen, Coot. (A Tomkins)

Higher Bochym, Lizard: 1 Red Kite (10.05) drifting SE, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Canada Geese, Pair Large Red Damselflies (mating), 1 Four Spot Chaser (JH & K Dalziel)

Sennen: 1 Glaucous Gull (R Netherton)

Land’s End to Sennen: Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler widespread. Chiffchaff and Willow warbler singing in the sallows. Meadow Pipit and Linnet showing signs of widespread breeding. (R Netherton)

Hayle, Carnsew Pool: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 1m Shelduck, 1 Little Egret. Ryan’s Field: 4 Swallow, 1pr Shelduck, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 10 Canada Goose 11.00 – 12.15. (M Webb)

Kennack Sands: 1 Sanderling, 1 male Yellow Wagtail, 7 Whimbrel. (D Collins)

Housel Bay: 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing, 3 Swift (D Collins)

Old Lizard Head: 1 male Yellow Wagtail, 7 Whimbrel (D Collins)

Gwenter: 1 Red Kite over at 11am , 1 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 1f Wheatear, 1m Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Cuckoo heard, 1 Whitethroat (S Wood)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 6 Wheatear on the rocks, 9 Linnet, 2 Stonechat, 1 Rock Pipit at 20:00. (D Chaney)

 

Callestick: 1 Red Kite over at 11.18. (T Wilson)

Penryn: 1 Red Kite south over Sainsbury’s at c 11:30 (D Chaney)

Millbrook: 4 Red Kite drifted west between 11am and 1 pm. (B Taggart)

Crowlas: 1 Red Kite 11:35 (G Healey)

Bessybeneath: 1 Red Kite flying near Bessybeneath today at 08:40 (G Law)

Lizard: 1 Red Kite over 10:30 (D Collins)

Constantine: 1 Red Kite over 4:30 (D Collins)

Egloshale, Wadebridge: 1 apparent leucistic/pale Red Kite 4:45pm. (S Wright)

Men an Tol: 2 Red Kite hunting over fields being cut by farmers, 18.00 hrs. (R Chiffers)

Baldhu: 1 Red Kite over at 17:00. (T Lever)

 

Late submission, 8/5, Penryn: 5 Swift at 8pm. (E Inzani)

Late submission, 7/5, Swanpool: 7 Whimbrel flying over at 6pm. (E Inzani)

Late submission, 8/5, St Enodoc Golf course: 30 Whimbrel (S. Marquis)

Late submission, 8/5, Zennor: 1 Osprey, 2 Cuckoo. (I Webster)

Late submission, 8/5, Marazion Marsh: 1 Marsh Harrier. (I Webster)

tdm & djc

Mandarin Duck – David Booker
Montagu’s Harrier – Peter Clement
Montagu’s Harrier – Peter Clement
Marsh Harrier – Ian Webster
Montagu’s Harrier- Nigel Rogers
Montagu’s Harrier- Nigel Rogers
Ruff – Andrew Tomkins
Meadow Pipit – Robin Netherton
Meadow Pipit – Robin Netherton
Glaucous Gull – Robin Netherton
Glaucous Gull – Robin Netherton
Whimbrel – Martin Webb
Whimbrel – Martin Webb
Little Egret – Martin Webb
Little Egret – Martin Webb
Red Kite – Robin Chiffers
Red Kite – Robin Chiffers
Red Kite – Robin Chiffers
Marsh Harrier – Andrew Tomkins
Marsh Harrier – Andrew Tomkins
Marsh Harrier – Andrew Tomkins