Friday 15th May 2015

Late news, 12/5, Porthcurno: 1 Hoopoe. (M Emery)

Late news, 14/5, Cambourne, Kehelland: 1 Red Kite being mobbed by a couple of Jackdaws. (B Watkins)

Perranuthnoe, Trevean Cove: 1 Red Kite. (J McKenna)

Truro: 1 Red Kite being mobbed by Herring Gulls, later 1 Sparrowhawk. (D Jenkins)

Porthgwarra: 1 juv Iceland Gull. (S Maycock)

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SMaycock_IcelandGull2_150515Iceland Gull with Herring Gull, Simon Maycock SMaycock_IcelandGull1_150515Iceland Gull, Simon Maycock

Looe, Pelynt: 1 Hawfinch in garden. (D Thorpe)

Redruth: 1 Kite sp, mobbed by Jackdaws. (R Holmes)

Penzance, Chyandour: 1 Red Kite (12.50 – 13.00), 1 m Eider and Grey Wagtails bred successfully. (D Flumm)

Nanjizal: 1 Squacco Heron flew NW early morning, see next report.

Lands End: 1  Squacco Heron flew in from south at approx 08.15 circled and dropped into Swingates Pool. (A short while later flew out toward Sennen Cove turning toward Sennen            Churchtown. Later reported back in Swingates), 35 Red Kite over at 8.45 and 23 probably some of the same later. 1 1S m Sardinian Warbler (first heard singing in scrub between the complex and Greeb Farm), 2 Golden Oriole (both either f or1S m) also1 Jay, c50 Swallow, 4 Stonechat and 1 Whitethroat. (C Barnard, M Ahmad, M Spicer, B Toms, D Chadwick, J FitzGerald-Patrick, P Freestone)

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MAhmad_Squacco2_150515Squacco Heron, Mashuq Ahmad MAhmad_Squacco1_150515Squacco Heron, Mashuq Ahmad

Treeve Moor: 1m Woodchat Shrike. (C Barnard, M Spicer)

Trevescan:15 Red Kite over. (C Barnard)

Sennen, Brew Pool: 23 Red Kite over all probably birds seen at Lands End. (C Barnard, A McKechnie)

AMcKechnie_RedKite_150515Red Kite, Alex McKechnie

Botallack cliffs: 1 Red Kite over. (K Irish)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel and 1 1w Ring-billed Gull on Lelant Saltings. 4 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Grey Plover on Carnsew Basin. 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel and 2 Little Ringed Plover on Ryan’s Field. (MJ Spicer) Also 4 Red Kite over Copperhouse Creek. (M Bishop)

St Erth: 1 Red Kite over at 18:00 (MJ Spicer)

Newquay, Whitecross: 1 Red Kite (9.45am), 2 Buzzard, 1 Yellowhammer, 15 Sparrow, 6 Swallow and 4 Magpie. (D Thomas)

Croft Pascoe:1 Cuckoo and 2 Stonechat. (J St Ledger)

Polgigga: 1 Golden Oriole in Bosistow Lane / Shop Pool area. 18 Red Kite over. Also 1 Black Kite reported over Little Trethewey.

Higher Bosistow: 8 Red Kite, c40 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin and 3 Buzzard. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Carlyon Bay: 1 Red Kite over at 5pm. (L Pallett)

Falmouth: 1 Red Kite circling over the Beacon with 1 Buzzard. (S Perfect)

Traboe: 7 Red Kite over ploughed ground.  (A Williams)

Alsia Mill: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch and 2 Red Kite at 7.45am. Alsia Farm: 3 Red Kite and 2 Buzzard at 15.00. (J FitzGerald-Patrick)

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Carnyorth: 9 Red Kite over. (J Swann)

Buttermilk Hill and St. Ives Area: a flock of 56 Red Kite Trink Hill plus 2 flocks consisting one flock 18 Red Kite and the other 15 Red Kite, the three flocks were up together total of 89 Red Kites. Trendrine Hill, Zennor: 7 Red Kite. St Ives Bay: 45 Red Kite circling high over the town to fly over the Bay. All sightings were separate sightings. Buttermilk Hill: 3 Cuckoo. (V Stratton)

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