Wednesday 8th May 2024

Wednesday 8th May 2024

Bude: Private Garden in Poughill Bude, 14 Red-Kite 8 in one Kettle 6 slowly flowing behind very high in grey cloud, heading west. (N Bastin) 14:30 pm , More kettles of Red Kites Drifting over heading west, at least 1 Black Kite in small kettle of 5. (N Bastin)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Purple Heron. (E Scotney , R Mudge , P Howrihane)

Gwithian: 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Teal, 16 Tufted Duck, 2 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, Canada Geese with broods of 6, 3 and 1, Mallard with broods of 9 and 4,  4 Reed Warbler. (D Eva)

Falmouth Bay: 2 Black Guillemot, 21+ Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-Throated Diver, 2 Diver sp. flew west , 4 Sandwich Tern and c800 Manx Shearwater rafting distantly. (J Drage Hubert) Viewed from above Castle Beach: 1 Black Guillemot, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger)

Penryn: 2 Bee-eater over Penryn towards Truro at 12:43. (S Bearhop)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Kumlien’s Gull, 1 Spoonbill, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 9 Ringed Plover, 21 Dunlin. (G Lawlor)

Falmouth Bay, AK Wildlife Cruise: 5000 Manx Shearwater, 1000 Guillemot, 100 Razorbill, 2 Puffin, 1 Arctic Skua, 20 Kittiwake, 1 Sandwich Tern, 300 Shag, 25 Great Northern Diver, 5 Swallow making landfall, 300 Common Dolphin, 1 Harbour Porpoise (dead), 1 Minke Whale. (S Van Hear)

Sennen: Treecreeper reported along Maria’s Lane. (Per M Wallace)

Treeve Common: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (P St Pierre)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Great Egret, 3 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Sedge Warbler. (J Noon) 1 Great White Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 12 Red Kite, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 23 Canada Goose + 6 goslings, 2 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 3 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron (including 2 juveniles on nest), 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Stonechat, 2 Magpie, many Reed Warbler heard. (C Taylor)

Heamoor: 3 Red Kite flew west. (P St Pierre)

RSPB Ryan’s Field, Hayle: 4 Little Egret, 1 juvenile Spoonbill, 7 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 5 Black-headed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 9 Canada Goose, 7 Shelduck, 2 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard. (C Taylor)

Reawla: 100+ Red Kite: 13.00 to 14.00 hours. 1 Swift, flying SW. 1 Singing Whitethroat. (T & A Polglase)

Penzance: 4 Swift over bus station. (P Moore) 188 Red Kite. (M Elliot)

Trengwainton NT Garden: 3 Red Kite. (P Moore)

Ludgvan40+ Red Kite, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 1 Barn Swallow. (M Jones) 62 Red Kite. (G Lawlor)

Penberth: 27 Red Kites over the valley mid afternoon. (J Eaton)

Madron: 1 Red Kite at 11:15 am (mobbed by Herring Gulls). (D Clayton)

Crowlas: 5 Red Kite at 14.30. (C Taylor)

Goldsithney: 14 Red Kite flew over  at 15.10 this afternoon. (R Nicholls)

Wheal Buller & Lanner: 25 Red Kite. (A Gilroy)

Buttermilk Hill: 1 Cuckoo (m) 1 Raven. (T. Culmer)

Rock, Little Trelyn: 31 Red Kite (drifted over south from 11.21am to 11.58am. (S Grose)

Rock: 2 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Rumps and Pentire: 2 Mallard, 2 Woodpigeon, 6 Oystercatcher, 4 Whimbrel, 7 Kittiwake, 5 Great black-backed gull, 30 Herring gull, 2 Lesser black-backed gull, 45 Guillemot, 25 Razorbill, 1 Fulmar, 4 Cormorant, 8 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Magpie, 8 Jackdaw, 2 Chough, 5 Carrion crow, 8 Skylark, 12 House martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 5 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 4 House sparrow, 1 Pied wagtail, 4 Rock pipit, 8 Linnet, 5 Orange
tip, 1 Small copper, 4 Wall brown, 1 Brimstone moth (M Scawen et al)

Wadebridge: 1 Sparrowhawk (being mobbed by swallows). (S Grose)

Newquay, Treloggan: 3 Red Kite drifted over heading south at 1pm. (D Grose)

Launceston 9 Red Kite circling in a thermal above Boyton, heading south towards Launceston. Time c.18:40. 07/05/24. (R Loy)

Quintrell Downs: 1 m Yellowhammer,1 Skylark from private garden. (S Grose)

Par, Spit beach: 20 Great Northern Diver, 18 Whimbrel, 15 Eider (11m 4f) 1 Sand Martin, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Oystercatcher, 2 Black-headed Gull. (R Hampshire)

Millpool: Private Garden at 16:00 pm: 1 Red Kite, 10+ Gulls, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, also 1 m Broad-bodied Chaser over garden pond, 1m Orange Tip. (M Claughton)

Late submission, 07/05/24, Polgigga: 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Redpoll. (M Wallace)

Late submission, 07/05/24, Trengwainton Gardens: Blackbird male & juvenile, several Robins in Cafe garden. Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Chaffinch on bird hide feeder (& 2 Grey squirrels), Great Spotted Woodpecker & Jay in surrounding trees and female Cuckoo bubble call overhead. Also Blackbirds, Robins, House Sparrows, Carrion Crows & Rooks. (P Geddes)

Late submission, 07/05/24, Brunnion: Gardener brushed on back of head by hunting Sparrowhawk! (don’t know who was more surprised!). (P Geddes)

Late submission, 07/05/24, Kit Hill – north slope: 1 Buzzard; 4 Woodpigeon; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 3 Tree Pipit; 1 Dunnock; 14 Wren; 7 Robin; 6 Blackbird; 1 Great Tit; 11 Willow Warbler; 2 Chiffchaff; 2 Garden Warbler; 1 Chaffinch; c 20 Linnet; 2 Yellowhammer; 3 Carrion Crow. (A. Parker)
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Red Kite – Malcolm Jones
Red Kite – Dave Clayton
Purple Heron – Paul Howrihane
Cetti’s Warbler – Caroline Taylor
Reed Bunting – Jo Noon
Great Egret – Jo Noon