Thursday 16th May 2024

Thursday 16th May 2024

Sennen: European Bee-eater this morning briefly in flight over the cycle track between Land’s End and Sennen at 9.50 appeared to go east. (P Clement)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 2 European Bee-eater, SE over Croft Pascoe Forest mid afternoon. (Birdguides)

Mullion: 1 Woodchat Shrike, 1 Greenfinch, Whitethroat, Linnet, Blackbird, Great Tit and House Sparrows. (A Lea, S Bray)

Porthgwarra: Alpine Swift, Red- rumped Swallow, 4 Wheatear 4, female Hen Harrier 1 breeding plumage Golden Plover. (M Southam, D Lewis)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Copperhouse Creek: Egyptian Goose,( M Rouncefield) 2 Whimbrel, large mixed flock of Herring/Great Black Back/Lesser Black Back Gull. (C Taylor)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Garden Warbler, 1+ Reed Warbler, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Swallow 1 Whimbrel over. (R Hampshire)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 22 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Turnstone. (A McKechnie)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 4 Swallow, 6 Reed Warbler seen (but many more heard), at least 2 Cetti’s Warblers heard, 1 Reed Bunting, 40+ Canada Goose (including 3 pairs with 5 Goslings each),  3 Linnet, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Mallard (3m 1f + duckling), 1 Moorhen, 2 Wren, 3 juv Stonechat, 1m Linnet, 2 Dunnock, 4 Swallow, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Magpie. (C Taylor, M Webb)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Ryan’s Field: 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 2 Black-headed Gull, 4 Shelduck, 18 Canada Goose, 5 Goldfinch, 4 Swallow, 6 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Chiffchaff. (C Taylor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Carnsew Pool: 1 Breeding plumage Dunlin, 2 breeding plumage Grey Plover, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit. (M Jones)

Maer Lake: 1 Grey Heron, 12 Moorhen, 4 Shelduck (only 2 chicks left predation by Mink,Fox & Grey Heron), 8 Mallard (3 chicks again predated by Mink,fox & Heron), 4 Teal, 1 Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Black-Headed Gull, 4 Sedge Warbler. (N Bastin.)

Bude Golf Course: Sand Martin Colony now at 50 Burrows, 2 Stonechat, 2 Raven (over). (N Bastin.)

Late submission 15/05 Mylor Bridge. Golden Oriole, male in private garden. (Birdguides)

Late submission 15/05 Marazion Marsh RSPB 1900 to 20:15: Great White Egret, 3 Whimbrel, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, multiple Stonechat (adults and juveniles)  2 Redshank, a number of Cetti’s and Sedge Warblers heard (S Ford, F Hutchinson, L Stoppard, T Legg, E Hedge)


turnstone. Alex McKechnie
Sand Martin colony. Nigel Bastin
Mallard and duckling. Nigel Bastin
Egyptian Goose. Marlene Rouncefield
Woodchat Shrike. Sue Bray
Common Whitethroat. Adrian Lea
Woodchat Shrike. Adrian Lea
Woodchat Shrike. Adrian Lea
Woodchat Shrike. Adrian Lea
Linnet. Adrian Lea
Great White Egret. Martin Webb
Little Egret. Martin Webb
Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit. Martin Webb
Redshank. Martin Webb
Reed Bunting. Martin Webb
Wren. Martin Webb
Great White Egrets. Caroline Taylor
Great White Egret. Caroline Taylor
Reed Warbler. Caroline Taylor