Saturday 6th June 2015

Late news, 5/6, Porthgwarra: 1 Hobby, 2 Cuckoo (1m 1f), 1 Tree Pipit, few Meadow Pipit, 2 Whitethroat, 6 Fulmar (all flying together), 6 Stonechat, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 young Kittiwake, 50+ Gannet and 2 Guillemot. (R Creek)

Late news, 5/6, St.Ives, The Island: 20+ Kittiwake (adults and juveniles), 1 Razorbill, 6 Shag (2 adult 4 juvenile), 2 Rock Pipit and 2 Linnet. (R Creek)

Late news, 5/6, Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 4 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 6 Little Egret, 1 Ring-billed Gull and 1 Linnet. (R Creek)

Late news, 5/6, Helston:Red Kite over the road between Longdowns and Helston around 6.45 -7.00pm. (A Jupp)

Bude, St Gennys: 4 European Bee-eater early morning, seen in flight and perched on wires, but not relocated after 9.00am. (H Kendall, B Bryne)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 Squacco Heron on main marsh east of ‘Sanctuary fence’ 0820 hrs and again 1000 hrs. Also Fulmar over, 5 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, pair Stonechat with 2 juvs, 20 Swift, 15 Swallow. (D Flumm) Squacco flew in the shorter reeds at ‘front’ of reserve at 3pm (P Cashmore) and then onto the small island. (T Mills, R Menari)

TMills_Squacco2_060615Squacco Heron TMills_Squacco1_060615Tony Mills

Bodmin Moor, De Lank Waterworks to Garrow Tor (round walk): 3 Cuckoo (2 male, 1 female), 5 Whinchat (4 male – singing, 1 female), 4 Common Redstart (3 adult, 1 juv), 1 Lesser Redpoll, 12+ Siskin, 5 Reed Bunting, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 pair Wheatear with 8 juveniles between them + numerous other adults, 8+ Mistle Thrush, 8+ Stonechat, 2 Grey Wagtail. Also numbers of Linnet, Meadow Pipit and Skylark. 1 Roe Deer, 1 Fox, 3 Painted Lady and 1 Green Hairstreak. (J St Ledger, S Perfect)

JStLedger_CommonRedstart1_060615Juvenile Redstart, John St Ledger JStLedger_CommonRedstart2_060615Male Redstart, John St Ledger
JStLedger_Wheatear1_060615Juvenile Wheatear, John St Ledger JStLedger_Wheatear2_060615Male Wheatear, John St Ledger
JStLedger_Cuckoo_060615Cuckoo, John St Ledger JStLedger_Cuckoo2_060615Cuckoo, John St Ledger
JStLedger_Whinchat_060615Whinchat, John St Ledger JStLedger_GreenHairstreak_060615Green Hairstreak, John St Ledger

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl briefly at 21:25. (MJ Spicer)

St Buryan: 2 European Bee-eater on wires at Cottony Willy turn-off to Crean at 12.05. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 2 European Bee-eater over west at 1455. (P St Pierre)

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

Siblyback Reservoir: European Bee-eater heard, but not seen. (D Julian)

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