Monday 8th June 2015

An incredible day for Red Kites……: Sightings started early morning (Crackington, B Teague at 08.20) of one’s and two’s and then 8, 10, 12 over Penzance by midday, but that was nothing compared with the afternoon counts towards Polgigga/Lands End where counts reported were 80+ (R Roberts), 100+ (J Swann) and finally 186 (K Wilson). (B Teague, I. Webster, J Hawkey, M Wallace, M Elliott, T Mills, D Ensor, P Kemp, C Alway, D Flumm, R Menari, R Roberts, B Field, J FitzGerald-Patrick, M Bishop, J Swann, K Wilson)

BTeague_RedKite_080615Bev Teague JStLedger_RedKite1_080615John St Ledger
DFlumm_RedKite1_080615Dave Flumm  RMenari_RedKite_080615Richard Menari
BField_RedKite3_080615 BField_RedKite2_080615Brian Field BField_RedKite1_080615

….and a Black Stork: First sighting of the day for the Black Stork was over Marazion Marsh RSPB (11.40 D Flumm) then Penzance with 10 Red Kite (12.03, M Wallace). Through the afternoon it drifted with Red Kite, gradually westward to Lands End. It then made the journey to the Scilly Isles, and back, being reported in the evening back over the sea off Penzance.

BHawker_BlackStork_070615Black Stork, Brian Hawker, 7th June

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 Squacco Heron again. (J St Ledger) Also 56 Red Kite 11.30-12.45hrs with 1 Black Stork accompanying 8 Red Kite, 11.40, also 3 Little Egret, 1 pair Stonechat with 2 juv. (D Flumm) A further 45 Red Kites between 12:45 and 15:45. (DK Parker, I Webster)

JStLedger_Squacco_080615Squacco Heron, John St Ledger

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 2cy Ring-billed Gull on the estuary. (D Flumm)

Penzance: 1 m Eider still. (D Flumm) 1 Black Stork with 10 Red Kite. (M Wallace)

Polgigga: 1 Black Stork with 60+ Red Kite. (R Menari) Also 1 Hobby. (M Wallace)

Brane: 1 European Bee-eater mid afternoon. (J Rance)

Lands End Airport: 2 Eurpoean Bee-eater and 1 Hooded Crow. (S Turner)

STurner_HoodedCrow_080615Hooded Crow, Steven Turner

Seaton valley: 1 European Bee-eater. (D Julian)

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