Sunday 31st May 2015

Ruan Lanihorne: A pair of Grey Wagtail feeding young at nest at Sett Bridge. (C Hughes)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 Whimbrel and 1 2cy Ring-billed Gull still present and 6 Little Egret. (R Creek)

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Falmouth, off Gyllyngvase Beach: 2 Great Northern Diver in summer plumage near the 8 knot buoys. (J St Ledger)

Pendeen Watch: 1 European Storm-petrel also 3,000 Manx Shearwater along with 30 Kittiwakes and 30 Guillemots between 09:10 & 11:10. (BR Field)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Dunlin, 100+ Swift, 50+ House Marin, 20 Swallow and 1 Sand Martin. (S Williams, BR Field)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese plus 5 & 3+ goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 7 Mallard plus 2 duckling, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, c150 Swift, c50 Swallow, c80 House Martin, 4 Sand Martin, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Stonechat and 2 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. Also 4 Otters including at least 2 cubs. (DK Parker)

Marazion: c100 Sanderling, 9 Dunlin, 6 Oystercatcher and 6 Whimbrel on the beach plus 2 Barrel Jellyfish. (DK Parker)

Cot Valley: 1 female Cuckoo flying quickly down the valley into low cover, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Gannet, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Meadow Pipit and 1 Goldcrest in a pine tree. (R Creek, S Ellison)

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Saturday 30th May 2015

Late news, 28/5, St Keverne, Zoar: 1 Red Kite. (A Williams)

Late news, 29/5, Drift Reservoir: Swifts. (S Williams)

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Late news, 29/5, Lands End: Fulmar. (M Ahmad)

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Late news, 29/5, Scillonian III Crossing: 3yr Pomarine Skua, 1 Great Skua, 300+ Manx Shearwater, 4 Puffin and 12 Risso’s Dolphin. (M Elliott)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 10 Shelduck, 4 Moorhen plus 1 young, 1 Coot, c60 Swift, 1 Wheatear and 4 Reed Bunting. (MJ Spicer)

Caerthillian: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (D Eva)

Wadebridge, Egloshayle: 1 Bar-headed Goose over River Camel. (C Davies)

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Tregadgwith: 1 European Bee-eater still north of minor road between St Buryan and Lamorna Pottery 06:35 to 07:03 when it flew off. (DK Parker)

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Kynance Cove: 1 m Wheatear carrying food. Also Butterflies, Small Pearl-bordered Fritilliary & Common Blue. (J Hawkey)

Penzance: 1 Red Kite over centre of town. (NR Phillips)

St Just, Jericho Farm: 1 Glaucous Gull and 1 Cuckoo. (M Ahmad)

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Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 singing Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Red Kite over and Great Crested Grebe family. (J St Ledger, S Perfect, R Creek, S Ellison)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 2cy Ring-billed Gull again. (J St Ledger)

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Porthgwarra: 50+ Manx Shearwater, 1 ad + 1 well grown juv Shag, 40+ Gannet, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Guillemot, 1 Tree Pipit 1 (heard calling then seen drifting down on heath near Coastguard Lookout Tower), 2 Skylark, 1 pr Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat and 1 pr Stonechat. (R Creek, S Ellison)

Porthallow: 1 Red Kite over beach. (M Nattrass)

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Friday 29th May 2015

St Buryan: 1 European Bee-eater on the telegraph wires opposite turning for Penmennor Farmhouse on the road between St.Buryan and Lamorna Pottery. (J FitzGerald-Patrick, P&H Taylor)

Mounts Bay: 13+ Risso’s Dolphin travelling across bay from Tolcarne towards the Mount. (T Mills, M Howard)

Porthgwarra: 1 Great Northern Diver past. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Mousehole: 1 ad Pomarine Skua from Scillonian passing here outbound this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 2cy Ring-billed Gull again on the estuary. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 2cy Purple Heron again.

The Lizard, Ruan: 1 pr Spotted Flycatcher exchanging food behind caravan at Erisey Barton Farm entrance. (J Hawkey)

Downderry: 5 Great Northern Diver  and 40 Manx Shearwater noted this morning before 0810. (A Payne)

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Thursday 28th May 2015

Late news, 27/5, Falmouth, Pennance Point: 3 (2 sum.plum + 1 imm) Great Northern Diver and a few Manx Shearwater late evening. (S Perfect)

Downderry: 1 1S Glaucous Gull early morning, plus 2 Great Northern Diver, 8 Manx Shearwater and 4 Whimbrel. (A Payne)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 2cy Purple Heron again. (R Farnes)

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Truro, St Clements: 5 Red Kite at 7pm plus 2 more at 8.10pm. 1 ad Night Heron, old Vicarage garden at 9.30pm (S Rogers, J Chapple)

Stithians Reservoir: ; 2 Cuckoo (1m, 1f), 1 m Blackcap, 8+ Sedge Warbler, 4+ Whitethroat, 6+ Reed Bunting, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 1 Jay, 2 Great Crested Grebe, also numbers of Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. (J St Ledger, M Adkins)

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Heligan: 1 Red Kite over, 3.45pm. (M Williams)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 Black Kite over. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Also 1 2cy Ring-billed Gull.

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Wednesday 27th May 2015

St Just, Cape Cornwall Road: 1 European Bee-eater flew low across from Kenidjack Valley to the Hotel at Cape and appeared to hawk over the horse field at the back of the Hotel. (P Fraser, M Ahmad)

MAhmad_Bee-eater_270515Bee-eater, Mashuq Ahmad

Cot Valley: 1 European Bee-eater assumed same as Cape Cornwall bird. (P Clarke)

Kelynack: 1 European Bee-eater assumed same as Cape Cornwall bird. (P Clarke, N Wheatley)

Nanquidno: 1 European Bee-eater assumed same as Cape Cornwall bird. (B Field)

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Lands End: 1 f-type Common Rosefinch briefly in allows along path to Greeb Farm this morning. (MJ Spicer) Also Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies. (T Mills) Pod of c12 Risso’s Dolphin around Longships lighthouse and 1 Hump-backed Whale from the Scillonian 111 just off Lands End.

Penryn: 1 juv Black Redstart on Penvale Crescent. (S Cossey)

Bodmin Moor, Bradford: 2 Redstart. Garrow: 3 Whinchat, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Grasshopper Warbler. Butters Tor Marsh: 8 Black-headed Gull of which 1 pair nesting, 1 Redstart and 3 Red Deer. BU Treecreepers feeding young. (D Eva)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 2cy Purple Heron again and 2 pairs of Great Crested Grebe on nests. (D Jenkins)

The Lizard, Coverack, Ponsongath: 1 Melodious Warbler. (J Foster)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese plus 5 & 3+ goslings, 1 hybrid goose, 7 Mallard plus 4 & 2 duckling, 1 Cormorant, 12 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 5 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Reed Bunting, 1 Whitethroat and 4 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker)

Newbridge: 1 Red Kite over at 0845. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1w Ring-billed Gull again on the estuary. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Launceston: 1 Red Kite over this morning. (A Davey)

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Tuesday 26th May 2015

Kingsmill Lake: 1st-summer Bonaparte’s Gull late morning; park at China Fleet Country Club and follow the trail to the hide SX427608.

Ponsandane/Gulval: 7 Red Kite in off the sea at 07:20 heading NW inland. (J Hawkey)

St Just: 1 Red Kite east over town this morning. Later, possibly same bird being mobbed by Carrion Crow near Newbridge. (P Clarke)

New Mill: 2 Red Kite. (S Turner)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 2cy Ring-billed Gull. (S Turner)

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Bartinney Downs: 2 Cuckoo,1  male and 1 female, both calling, then mating, by pond. (B Toms)

Truro: 1 Red Kite west at 11am. (D Eva)

Towednack Hill: 1 Red Kite over at 4.30. (S Turner)

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Cot Valley: 6 Red Kite over heading NE at about 14.30. Cuckoo calling in valley. (G Rogers)

Balnoon: 1 Red Kite. (P Fletcher)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Red Kite west 13:20hrs. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 2cy Purple Heron again, also 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing near dam, 1 pair Moorhen still with 6 chicks (now 2 weeks old) at “Scrape”, 2 pairs Great Crested Grebe nesting, 10 Swift, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Greylag and 4 Canada Geese. (L Proctor, D Flumm, J Dustow)

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St Erth: 6 Red Kite N between 18:00 and 19:30. (MJ Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese plus 5 & 3+ goslings, 1 hybrid goose, 6 Mallard plus 4 duckling, 1 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 12 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, c10 Swallow, 4 Swift, 2 Stonechat, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Whitethroat and 7 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker)

Cape Cornwall: 12 Red Kite over mid morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Lands End: 1 m Sardinian Warbler still singing and showing intermittently in sallows east of car park, also 22 Red Kite over. (L Proctor, J Dustow)

Tresemple Pool: 1 Night Heron roosting deep in cover late morning and seen again 20:30 to 22:05. (J Chapple)

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Monday 25th May 2015

Late news, 24/5, St Clement, Tresemple Pool: 1 ad Night Heron, sitting on branch of large dead fallen tree on left side of pool from 20.20 to 20.30. It then disappeared from obvious view among the dead branches near the water line. (J Lander)

Lands End: 1 Sardinian Warbler in sallows about 50m south of carpark. (M Ahmad, S Rogers, D Eva, T Mills S Rowe et al)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 2cy Purple Heron again, 1 singing Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 m Mandarin, 2 Red Kite over at 13:00 and another drifted north at 14:15. Also 38 Canada Geese, 12 Greylag, 5 hybrid geese, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Moorhen and 1 Grey Heron. (S Rogers, D Eva, D Flumm, S Rowe, DK Parker)

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Sancreed: 1 Red Kite west (09:55hrs), 1 Cuckoo and 1 Garden Warbler. (D Flumm)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese plus 5 & 3+ goslings, 1 hybrid goose, 5 Mallard plus 2 duckling, 1 Cormorant, 9 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Moorhen, 5 Little Grebe, c120 House Martin, c50 Swallow, c10 Sand Martin, c20 Swift, 2 Stonechat, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Reed Bunting, 3 Whitethroat and 4 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 66 Sanderling, 5 Dunlin and 5 Oystercatcher on the beach. (DK Parker)

Newlyn, Tresvennack Farm: 4 Red Kite over. (B Field)

Penhallow: 1 Red Kite over at 14:15. (L Proctor)

Rosudgeon: 1 Red Kite going west at 14.30hrs. (I Webster)

Penzance: 3 – 4 Red Kite over Sainsbury’s car park at 1pm. (A Mckee)

Windmill Farm: 3 Red Kite, 1 Cuckoo and 1 Sparrowhawk. (D Wright)

Crows an Wra: 3 Red Kite over A30 east of village 14:15. (D Flumm)

St Buryan: 1 Red Kite over road to Crows-an-Wra at 12.20. (P&H Taylor) 2 Red Kite  over at 13.40. (M Wallace)

St Erth: 4 Red Kite NE, three at 16:30 and one at 17:30. (MJ Spicer)

Newquay: 1 Red Kite being mobbed over the Gannel today at c11:30. (M Taylor)

Lanivet, Innis Downs: 3 Red Kite. (P McVey)

Trevilley: 2 Red Kite west at 13:35. (S Rowe)

Nanjizal: 1 Red Kite west at 14:00. (S Rowe)

Crowlas: 3 Red Kite west at 15:45. (S Rowe)

Falmouth: 2 adult Sandwich Tern resting on top of yellow marker buoys off Gyllyngvase Beach. (R Lang)

Friendship Woods, St Hilary: 3 Tawny Owlets, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Wren, Robin, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff and Buzzards. (J Wiles)

Rosudgeon: 1 Tawny Owl and 1 Barn Owl. (I Webster)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 2cy Ring-billed Gull on estuary.