Friday 16th May 2014

Walmsley Sanctuary:/ Amble Marshes: Terek Sandpiper, still present at 9pm. For Saturday, parking will be in the farmer’s field (banner on gate) on the right just before the bridge over River Amble from Wadebridge direction. There are sheep in the field so people should close the gate and park up around to the right on the higher ground to avoid getting stuck! There will be a pot for a voluntary collection and we suggest £2 (which will be shared between the CBWPS and the farmer without who’s help it wouldn’t be possible).

Walmsley Sanctuary: (Members only): Terek Sandpiper for it’s second day, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover, 7 Gadwall, 11 Shelduck and 1 White Wagtail. (J Chapple et al.)

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Terek Sandpiper, Rod Farnes

St Just – Polgigga – St Buryan area: max count of 71 Red Kite, 4 Black Kite and 2 Honey Buzzard in area. (D Flumm,  P&P Callaway, et al)

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Rod Farnes

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Alex McKechnie

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John St Ledger

Godolphin Hill: 1 Cuckoo, 2 Red Kite, 2 Skylark, numerous Whitethroat and Linnet. (J St Ledger)

Penzance: 4 Red Kite and 1 Black Kite over town. (R Phillips)

 St Erth: 1 Red Kite N at 17.00, plus 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Mistle Thrush and 1 Garden Warbler. (MJ & GH Spicer)

Feock: 7 Red Kite this afternoon.

RSPB Scillonian wildlife Cruise  (Penzance to Wolf Rock) Sightings: 1 Great Northern Diver (sum plumage), 9 Gannet, c400 Manx Shearwater,  5 Whimbrel, 2 Sandwich  Tern, 12 Guillemot, 6 Razorbill. Return (Wolf Rock to Penzance) Sightings: 12 Gannet, 10 Manx Shearwater, 4 Fulmar, 1 Eider, 13 Guillemot, 4 Razorbill, 2 Swallow (west). (P Clarke)

Windmill Farm: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Cuckoo, 5 Whimbrel and 2 Wheatear. (D Wright)

Sancreed: 1 Red Kite over this evening. (D Flumm)

Nanquidno: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (C Moore)

Chapel Carn Brea: 1 Common Crane in flight. (N Wheatley & C Moore)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Common Crane in flight.

Polgigga: 1 Great White Egret and 1 Bee-eater

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan with c7 cygnets, 4 Greylag with 4 & 6 goslings, 2 Canada Geese with 1 gosling, 2 hybrid geese, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 8 Mallard with 4 ducklings, 2 Little Egret, 14 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, 5 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting and 3 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. Also 4+ Red Kites over the ridge beyong Ludgvan seen from the railway bridge. (DK Parker & P St Pierre)

Illogan: 2 Red Kites at 10 a.m. drifting north then circled in a thermal until disappeared into high cloud. (D & K Williams)

Falmouth, between Pendennis Point and Maenporth: 4 Black-throated Diver plus 5 Bottle-nosed Dolphin. (S Perfect)

Nanjizal: Little Ringed Plover over Faraway Cottage. (M Wallace)

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