Saturday 25th May 2024

Saturday 25th May 2024

Pendeen: 2 adult Roseate Terns past lighthouse at about 13.50; also 1 Great White Egret. (P Combridge)

Marazion: 1 male and 1 female Siskin on garden feeder. (D White) 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Scoter, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Greenfinch. (S Grose) Surf Scoter still. (C Smith) 2 Garganey still. (Birdguides)

RSPB Hayle Estuary: 2 Dunlin,1 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel, 7 Little Egret, 19 Shelduck + 6 juv, 1 Song Thrush, 200+ Herring Gull, 7 Lesser Black backed Gull. (S Grose) 1s Black-headed Gull, fem ‘Greenland-type’ Wheatear, 17 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew, Shelduck with 6 ducklilngs. (R Veal) 1 Little Egret, 5 (3m 2f) Shelduck, 27 Canada Goose, 200+ mixed Gull flock, 4 Starling, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 7 House Sparrow. (09.40 – 09.55 M Webb)

Hayle Harbour: 1 pr Oystercatcher (nesting on roof of building behind Philps pasty shop for fourth year), 3 Cormorant,1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Porthoustock: Pomarine Skua flew past. (Birdguides)

Penzance: 19 Purple Sandpiper from Battery Rocks. (Birdguides)

St Erth: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (m & f). (M Yelland)

Land’s End: Redpoll North 0600; 4 imm Mute Swan South c0730; 1 Reed Warbler, c20 Whitethroat, c15 Swift, c30 House Martin. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir: c40 Swift, c30 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin. (R Veal)
Launceston: 1 Red Kite flying high south east. (L Turner)

Lanhydrock: 2 recently fledged Marsh Tit. (D Hastilow)

Par; Eider update: female and her three are experiencing a choppy sea, plus swimmers, kayaks and a rib fairly close by. No sign of the group which numbered 7m. 3f. yesterday. (R Hampshire)

Par, Spit Beach: 10 Sanderling, 3 Whimbrel, 4 Eider, 2 Rock Pipit, 12+ Oystercatcher. (No sign of Eider ducklings a.m., but dog off lead over rocks despite polite notice on tunnel entrance). (D Sharp)

Stithians Res: 1 Great White Egret, 1 Red Kite. Moorhen and Woodpigeon nesting. (D Eva)

Truro: 1 Cuckoo heard In distance. (J Davies)

Newquay Boating lake: 2 Reed Warbler. (S Grose)

Late news, 24/5, Colliford: 2 Cuckoo, 2 singing male Garden Warbler at dam. (R Veal)


Eider and chicks – Robin Hampshire
Sanderling – Deena Sharp
Great Spotted Woodpecker – Martin Yelland
Marsh Tit’s – David Hastilow
Shelduck – Martin Webb
Oystercatcher – Shaun Grose