Sunday 29th May 2022

Sunday 29th May 2022

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. (M Bishop, J Jones)

Nanjizal Valley: possible male Pallid Harrier headed north at 11am. Also, 2 Golden Oriole, 2 Dunlin and a female Cuckoo. (K Wilson)

Polgigga: 2nd calendar year male Red-footed Falcon and Osprey over. Also, 1 Convolvulus Hawk Moth in private garden. (K Wilson) In addition, 1 Marsh Harrier over with Red Kite flock early afternoon. (M Wallace)

Marazion: 1 Black Kite with 20 Red Kite flying towards Gulval, 08.00. (B Mellow)

Skewjack: 1 male Golden Oriole, 1 Black Kite and 200+ Red Kite viewed from the old potato wash plant. (R Wilkins)

Pendeen Carn: singing Common Rosefinch (brown plumage) mid-afternoon (P Combridge)

Pendrea: probable Black Kite at 12:30 pm. (P Fraser)

Predannack, Mullion: 1 possible Black Kite over. (P Hawkridge)

Lanhydrock: 1 Honey Buzzard low over woods heading west at 12:15 pm. (P Roseveare)

Dean Quarry, Coverack: Stonechat pair with 2 young. (D Flumm)

Croft Pascoe Forest: pair & single male Crossbill and 2 pairs Siskin. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Great-crested Grebe and 30+ Canada Goose including 3 goslings. (M Clayton)

Marazion: Garganey still on Marsh. 200 Sanderling, 50 Dunlin and 10 Ringed Plover on beach. (P Fraser) Also, 8 Sandwich Tern offshore late evening. (J Hawkey)  In addition, 2 Barnacle Goose with 16 Canada Goose grazing in fields behind the Marsh. (P Moore)

Buttermilk Hill: 4 Common Buzzards, 1 Kestrel, 6 pairs of Whitethroat, 5 pairs of Stonechat, 12 pairs of Meadow Pipit, 14 pairs of Linnet, 1 pair of Willow Warbler and 2 Raven. (V Stratton)

Hayle: 4 Jackdaw, 8 (5m 3f) House Sparrow, 3 Goldfinch, 1 adult Herring Gull in private garden. (M Webb)

Truro: 1 pair of Siskin in front garden. (M Costa)

Callestick: 45 Swift including a flock of 40. (T Wilson)

Treveal Valley and River Cove: 3 Cuckoo, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 3 Common Buzzard, m&f Kestrel, 1 Jay, 1 Raven, 8 Swallow, 28 House Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 8 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Stonechat. Also, 1 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, 18 Speckled Wood, 1 Common Blue and 1 Green Hairstreak. (P Nason, T Murch)

Rumps Point: 6 Puffin resting off the Mouls. (R Kirkwood)

Cardinham Woods: 2 Crossbill, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker nests, 14+ Chiffchaff and a Grey Wagtail family at Milltown. (G Conway)

Bodmin Moor: 1m Common Redstart, 2 Cuckoo (heard), 2 (m & f) Wheatear, 2 Meadow Pipit with food for young, 2 Yellowhammer, 10+ Starlings, 3 Common Buzzard. (D Sharp)

Crowdy Reservoir: 2 Greylag Goose this morning. (M Worden)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 25 Shelduck, 1 Mallard, 7 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 13 Black-headed Gull 3 Greater Black-backed Gull & 260+ Herring Gull (P Kemp)

Late submission, 28/5, Praze-an-Beeble: several Red Kite over. (J&J White)

Late submission, 28/5, Colquite B3266: 2 Red Kite circling approx 18:50. (M Brooks & J Piper)

Late submission, 28/5, Predannack area: 1 large raptor, possible White-tailed Eagle circled high. (P Hawkridge).

Red Kite Records

Today Cornwall Birds received a high volume of Red Kite records from across the County. It is thought that this now annual spectacle is bought about by settled, high-pressure weather systems. These birds filter south and west, sometimes gathering in large roosts before moving onward. It’s presumed that these birds are roaming non-breeding birds from “up-country”, but the occasional presence of Black Kites mixed in with these flocks may suggest some have a Continental origin. Please do continue to submit your own sightings over the coming days.

Dean Quarry, Coverack: 4 Red Kite heading east. (D Flumm)

Predannack, Mullion: 1 Red Kite over. (P Hawkridge)

Croft Pascoe Forest: Red Kite heading east. (D Flumm)

Gunwallow, Helston: 3+ Red Kites over cut fields. (A Witheywood)

Pendrea: 5 Red Kite at 12:30 pm. (P Fraser)

Sennen: c150 Red Kite moved south throughout the afternoon. (J Miller)

Trevilley, Lands End: 107 Red Kite circling high over, 10:00 am. (K Wilson)

Trevilley layby: 50 Red Kite at 12:00 pm. (P Fraser)

Chun Castle:(6:30-8:45 am) 222 Red Kites flew west  (P Combridge)

Botallack: 4 Red Kite over the mines this morning. (M Bennett)

Tanglewood Garden, St Just: c30 Red Kite following a plough just off the A3071. (T Boulden)

Penzance: (11:00 am – 2:00 pm) 75+ Red Kite over Heamoor, including 40+ heading north between 1:30 and 1.40 pm. (T Twiggs)

Buttermilk Hill: 6 Red Kite over. (V Stratton)

Ventonleague, Hayle: (09:00 am – 2:30 pm) 28 Red Kites (including 7 together) at 2:22 pm. All moving South East to East over Ventonleague. (P A Rutter)

Bowling Green Court, Hayle: 1 Red Kite over at 1:40 pm. (P Claire)

Hayle: 7 Red Kite soaring high drifting northeast at 1:30 pm. (M Webb)

Swanpool: 1 Red Kite at 12:30 pm. (A Claxton)

Shortlanesend: 7 Red Kites drifting slowly South at 3.30 pm this afternoon. (Twitter)

Callestick: 55 Red Kite over the garden during the day (24W and 31E). (T Wilson)

St Agnes: (7:30 am – 10:00 am) 114 Red Kite, including 76 inland from the Beacon. (G Lawlor)

Treveal Valley: 1 Red Kite. (P Nason, T Murch)

St Stephen’s: 2 Red Kite. (B & L Bosisto)

Cubert: 1 Red Kite over this afternoon. (C Lewis)

Gannel Estuary, Newquay: 6 Red Kite at 09.15 am and 4 more early afternoon. (S Rowe)

Newquay, Trenance: 1 Red Kite over. (J Green)

Walmsley Sanctuary: (12:45-14:30 pm) 12 Red Kite heading north. (G Stephenson)

Cooksland, Bodmin: 1 Red Kite headed south-east. (G Conway)

Trewint: 2+ Red Kites hunting over silage cut fields. (B Craven)

Hallworthy: 1 Red Kite in the morning. (M Worden)


Red Kite – Martin Bennett
Red Kite – Andrew Witheywood
Red Kite – Andrew Witheywood
Red Kite – Mark Worden
Red Kite – Martin Webb
Red Kite – John Miller
Guillemot and Puffin – Rupert Kirkwood
Puffins – Rupert Kirkwood
Redstart – Deena Sharp
Redstart – Deena Sharp
Meadow Pipit – Deena Sharp
Jackdaw – Martin Webb
Herring Gull – Martin Webb