It has been estimated that there were 50+ Red Kites over west Cornwall today, details below. It is thought that these birds are non-breeding individuals of the UK population. Some of these birds may be wing-tagged and identifying these would help in confirming their origin. Please send any reports of wing-tagged individuals to us, we will also pass that information on to the RSPB and BTO.
Lands End: 1 Sardinian Warbler between complex and farm, late afternoon. (J FitzGerald-Patrick)
Newquay: 2 Red Kite over Henver Road towards Quintrell Downs this morning. (A Doel)
Ashton: 2 Red Kite over at 1410hrs but distant, then west towards Penzance. (D Flumm)
Nanquidno: 1 m Woodchat Shrike and 2 Swift. (C Moore, M Ahmad)
|Woodchat Shrike, Colin Moore|
|Woodchat Shrike, Mashuq Ahmad||Woodchat Shrike, Mashuq Ahmad|
Bartinney Downs: 1 Cuckoo. (C Moore)
Sancreed: c30 Red Kite west 16:40 – 18.03hrs, also 1 Garden Warbler and 1 Wheatear. (D Flumm)
|Red Kites, Dave Flumm|
Rosesudgeon: 4 Red Kite over at 16.15hrs, 1 Barn Owl and 1 Tawny Owl at 21.30hrs. (I Webster)
Penberth: about 50 Red Kite circling high above south side of valley. (N Milligan)
Ludgvan: 1 Red Kite over at 18.10hrs plus 1 Spotted Flycatcher west of church. (R Menari)
Crowlas: 1 Red Kite over A30 at 18.25hrs. (R Menari)
Luckett: 1 Red Kite, north of Kit Hill, 15.00hrs. (D Ticehurst)
Tresemple Pool: 2 Red-legged Partridge and 3 Grey Partridge in adjacent fields to the pool. (D Eva)
St Columb Major: 1 Red Kite at 09.50hrs. (P Smale)
Wadebridge: 1 Red Kite over A39 west of town at 11.15hrs. (P Smale)
Wheal Fortune, Sithney: 9+ Red Kite up and down the valley and settling to roost. (M & O Ross-Macdonald, D Foster, G Adams).
Lands End: 1 f-type Golden Oriole. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
St Just: 1 Turtle Dove at Kenython Lane. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 36 Dunlin. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Also 1 Ring-billed Gull reported again.
Caradon Hill: 8 Red Kite (1 over and SW at 1555hrs and a loose flock of 7 that gained height and slowly drifted SW between 1715 and 1745hrs), 3 m Redstart, 8 (7m 1f) Yellowhammer, 6 (5m 1f) Wheatear, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 (pr) Stock Dove, 1 m Cuckoo, 2 (pr) Stonechat and 4 Raven (2ad, 2 well-fledged young). (C Benton)
Coverack, Trewillis: 1 Turtle Dove. (M Nattrass)
Porthallow: c50 Swift over this evening. (M Nattrass)
Kenidjack: 1 Turtle Dove in donkey paddocks.
St Buryan: 10 Red Kite. (M Ahmad)
|Red Kite, Mashuq Ahmad|
Helston: 7 Red Kite. (S Elton)
Drift: 1 Hobby. (M Ahmad)
|Hobby, Mashuq Ahmad|