Wednesday 30 May 2012

Late News 21/5 Argal Reservoir: 8+ Sand Martin and 2 House Martin plus Swifts and Swallows, with 2 Garden Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 7 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff and 5 Willow Warbler singing. (D Chaney)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan (brood of 6 cygnets), 2 Canada Geese (plus 1 gosling), 1 Greylag, 1 hybrid goose, 7 Mallard (plus 4 well grown ducklings), 4 Moorhen, 3 Buzzard, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Song Thrush, Swallows, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker & W Renshaw)

Marazion: 3 Whimbrel, 7 Oystercatcher and 11 Sanderling on the beach. (D Parker)

Porthgwarra: c15 Whitethroat (including 1 feeding young in the nest), 2 Blackcap, 8 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff (1 carrying food), 2 Stonechat plus 3 juv, 7 recently fledged Long-tailed Tit, 3 Buzzard and 1 Sparrowhawk. (D Parker)

Porth Reservoir: Osprey still at 12:30. (D Julian)

Three Holes Cross, NE of Wadebridge: Fem Montagu’s Harrier briefly in fields before flying towards Chapel Amble. (D Julian)

Truro: M and f Siskin on nyger seed feeder in a private garden at 16:00. (D Jenkins)

Rumps to Pentire Head: 6 Blackbird, 27 Carrion Crow, 34 Cormorant, 4 Dunnock, 7 Fulmar, 6 Gannet, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 33 Guillemot, 25 Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 11 Jackdaw, 2 Kestrel, 10 Kittiwake, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Linnet, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 9 Magpie, 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Pheasant, 1 Pied Wagtail, 9 Puffin, 27 Razorbill, 12 Rock Pipit, 7 Rook, 21 Shag, 7 Skylark, 9 Stonechat, 24 Swallow, 3 Wheatear, 15 Whitethroat, 22 Wood Pigeon and 1 Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk, per P Whittick)

Hell’s Mouth: Cormorant with chicks, Guillemots on sea and cliff a very active Kestrel around cliffs and 2 Oystercatchers. (W Renshaw)

Loggan’s Moor: Sparrowhawk. (W Renshaw)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Oystercatcher and 4 Little Egrets on Ryan’s Field. (W Renshaw)

Men-an-Tol: 6 Cuckoos seen around Men an Tol area late this afternoon. (A Nicholson)

Bodmin Moor: A Red Kite flew south over Gillhouse Down at 09:25. (M Beer)

Long Rock: A female Golden Oriole flew across the Long Rock By-pass, halfway along and flew into the trees on the North side of the road. (V Stratton)

Pendennis, Falmouth: 1 Whimbrel flew past, 2 Linnet, 1 Gannet, 5 Auk sp, 3 House Martin, Rock Pipit, Greenfinches and the odd Swallow. (D Chaney)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 1 Grey Heron and c15 Swift. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: Mute Swans with 9 cygnets still, 1 Cormorant and 1 Great Crested Grebe. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 1+ Garden Warbler in full voice, plus 5 Mallard and 1 Mute Swan. (D Chaney)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 1 Spoonbill, 2 Garganey, 1 Pochard and 2 Lapwing. (C Selway)

Kenidjack: Iberian Chiffchaff still by the engine shed and the Hawfinch again briefly.