Thursday 15th May 2014

Late news, 13/5, Looe river: 10 Swift, 1 Whimbrel, Mallard and 6 small ducklings, 22 Little Egret and 2 Grey Heron. (R Hurrell)

Late news, 13/5. Bodmin, Sir John Moore House: 1 Swift, 1 singing Blackcap and 1 Sparrowhawk. (R Hurrell)

Late news, 14/5, Camel Estuary, Little Petherick creek: Party of 10 and then 6 Swallow over heading east, at least 6 Whimbrel, 2 Godwit sp, 4 Oystercatcher and 1 Kestrel. (R Hurrell)

Bude: 1 Red Kite over the Flexbury area of Bude at 11.45 vigourously mobbed by corvids and gulls. (H Kendall)

Lanivet: 1 Red Kite, circling high and drifting slowly east this afternoon. (P Davies)

Mawgan Porth, Merlin Golf course: 3 Kite sp (could not tell if Red or Black ) overflying early afternoon,  heading in Newquay direction. (T Butcher)

Rosudgeon: 3 Red Kites drifted over at 5pm. (H & A James)

Treen – St Buryan – Polgigga: at least 30 Red Kites and 3 Black Kites roaming over west Penwith this evening. (R Phillips, J Ryan, P & H Taylor, M Wallace, G Patrick et al)

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Red Kite, Alex McKechnie

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Red Kite, Rod Farnes

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Red Kites, Rod Farnes

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Black Kite, Tony Mills

Drift: 3 Kites over the A30 at 18:00. (DK Parker)

Longrock: 44 Dunlin, 32 Sanderling, 1 Whimbrel, 1m Wheatear and 4 Sandwich Terns offshore. (J Hawkey)

Penzance, Chyandour: 1m Eider and 1 Great Northern Diver. Battery Rocks: 1 Common Sandpiper and 11 Turnstone. Wherrytown: 1 Black-throated Diver. (J Hawkey) Plus 13 Purple Sandpipers on Battery Rocks and 4 Great Northern Divers offshore. (L Proctor)

Porth Joke:1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Sand Martin, 10 House Martin, Swallows, 1 Wheatear, 2 Whimbrel, 5 Chiffchaff, lots of Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Skylarks, also a few Meadow Pipits. (S Rowe)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan with c7 cygnets, 4 Greylag with 4 & 6 goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 13 Mallard with 4 ducklings, 2 Little Egret, 13 Grey Heron, 2 Moorhen, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Swift, 8 Swallow, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat plus 2 young, 3 Wheatear  and 3 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Guillemot, 4 Sandwich Tern, 6 Whimbrel and 4 Ringed Plover offshore. (DK Parker, L Proctor)

The Lizard, Bass Point to Housel Bay: 4 Yellow Wagtail, (3 blue-headed and 1 yellow / channel type) (T Blunden)

Falmouth area, Swanvale: Great Tit (confirmed breeding-visiting nest site with food and removing fecal sac), 2 Bullfinch, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Whimbrel. Swanpool: 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler and 2 Rock Pipit. Maenporth: Rock Pipit pair (confirmed breeding-visiting nest site with food, chicks heard and removing+dropping fecal sac in sea), Raven pair (confirmed breeding-saw the nest on the 8th May with 4 chicks), 8+dolphins (possibly Commons), several dozen Guillemots, Stonechat pair and 1 Little Egret. Pennance Point: Robin visiting nest site with food, Blackcaps and Skylark singing. (S Perfect)

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