Friday 8th May 2015

Late news 7/5 Drift Reservoir: 1m Mandarin, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Coot, 1 Common Sandpiper plus Reed, Sedge and Garden Warblers singing. (NR Phillips)

Bottoms: 1 Squacco Heron still in a private area not viewable from public areas. (A Richardson – photo)

Squacco-in-willow

Chyandour, Penzance: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Eider, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Whimbrel and 1 Swift. (D Flumm, P St Pierre)

Godrevey Head: 12 Wheatear and 1 Whimbrel. (C Barnard)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 27 Wheatear, 9 Swift, 2 House Martin, 40+ Sand Martin, 50+ Swallow and 2m Reed Bunting. (C Barnard)

Sandy Cove: 1 pale Arctic Skua and 1 Puffin on sea, also 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Sandwich Tern and many Guillemot. (L Proctor)

Kenidjack: 3+ Spotted flycatchers. (JD Swann)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose plus 5 goslings, 1 hybrid goose, 5 Mallard, 7 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 6 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, c20 Sand Martin, c20 Swallow, 2 Wheatear and 3 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker)

Cot Valley: 1 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 8 Wheatear, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler and Swallows moving north. (N Wheatley)

Porthgwarra: 1 Woodchat again by coastguards also Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, Grasshopper Warbler and Wheatears. (M Wallace R & S Johns)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull on Ryan’s Field.

MJS & DKP

 

Thursday 7th May 2015

Bottoms: 1 Squacco Heron still. (L Proctor B Field – photos) Also 2+ Garden Warbler. (DK Parker)

Squacco Heron Polgigga 1-2 Squacco Heron Polgigga 2-2

Church Cove, Lizard: 1 Hooded Crow. (P White)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull, 18 Black-headed Gull, 9 Mute Swan, 2 Shelduck, 1 Whimbrel and 6 Little Egret on Lelant Saltings. 2 Little Egret, 6 Med Gull, 8 Black-headed Gull, 2 Whimbrel and 1 Shelduck on Carnsew Basin. 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Canada Goose, 1 Shelduck, 1 Whimbrel and 2 Reed Warbler on Ryan’s Field. 2 Little Egret on Copperhouse Creek. (DS Flumm – photos)

Little Egret in breeding plum @ Lelant Water by Dave Flumm 07 May 2015 (2) Little Egret in breeding plum @ Lelant Water by Dave Flumm 07 May 2015 Ring-billed Gull 1st summer @ Lelant Water by Dave Flumm 07 May

Sancreed: 4 Shelduck west and 3 Swift. (DS Flumm)

Praa: 1 Quail flushed from path to Prussia cove. (R Teague)

De Lank Valley and Waterworks: 3 Cuckoo (2 male 1 female), 2 Common Redstart (1m, 1f), 4 Siskin, 7 Wheatear, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Mistle Thrush, 6+ Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Kestrel, 1 Willow Warbler, numbers of Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Chiffchaff. Also 2 Roe Deer. (J St Ledger – photos)

Cuckoo Bodmin Moor 7th May 2015 Common Redstart Bodmin Moor 7th May 2015 Siskin Bodmin Moor 7th May 2015
Treecreeper Bodmin Moor 7th May Roe Deer Bodmin Moor 7th May 2015

Lands End: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler , 2 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 20 Swallows, 20+ Whitethroat (incl. Treeve Moor). (C Barnard)

Mounts Bay from Marazion: 2 Great Northern Diver. (C Barnard)

Marazion: 3 Swift over town. (C Barnard)

Skewjack: 1 Marsh Harrier over. (M Wallace)

Porthbear Beach: Great Northern Diver at 11:30 – watched for about 30 mins, saw a crab caught & eaten! Seen again at around 16:00 about 20m from the beach and watched for a further 30 mins. Also 2 Whimbrel on the beach by Porth Farm. (S Bryant)

Penhale Sands: 1 Common Swift; 1 Garden Warbler; 1 Wheatear; 2 Whitethroats; 20+ Swallows. Butterflies include Grizzled Skippers, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Wall Brown, Small Copper, Green Veined Whites, Orange Tip, Speckled Wood, Peacock & Cinnibar. (J Hawkey)

MJS & DKP