Tuesday 28th May 2024

Tuesday 28th May 2024

Downderry: 1 Common  Scoter,  8 Great Northern Diver, 35 Gannet and 7  Kittiwake west before 0730. (A Payne)

Downderry: 3 Whimbrel early morning. Between 14:15 and 16:20, 2 Arctic Skua, 15 Gannet and at least 330 Manx Shearwater moved west. (A Payne)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Curlew Sandpiper 7.45am. (J Warner). Also seen this afternoon. (S Allen)

St Austell Sewage Works: Feeding frenzy of c200 Hirundines inc. c50 Swift. (M Jones)

Par, Spit Beach: early pm. 1 f. Eider Duck with 1 (only) young, close to cliffs west of beach. No other Eider near. Few Herring Gull and Great Black-backed close by.  (R Hampshire S Grose). Also Eider update, unfortunately the female is now only looking after 1 youngster, Herring  and Great Black backed Gulls have been constantly watching her this afternoon. Also 8 Eider (6m+2f), 1 Whimbrel, 27 Oystercatcher, 1 Turnstone, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 m Kestrel, 1 Carrion Crow,1 House Sparrow, 1 Cormorant (in flight with a heavy full crop), 3 Stonechat. (S Grose)

Hayle (private garden): 1 Jay, 1 Siskin, pair of Collared Doves. (K Herbert)

 

Late Submission, 26/05/24, Nanjizal: 1 Skylark over. (D Luscombe)

Late Submission, 25/05/24, Upton Towans, Hayle: Pair Shelduck looking to roost in rabbit burrows. (D Luscombe)

 

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Dunlin and Curlew Sandpiper (on right) – S Allen
Curlew Sandpiper – S Allen
Jay – K Herbert
Eider Duck and Duckling – S Grose