Red Kite influx, day 2: Again there were very large numbers reported from different sites across the west of the county. Early morning 166 were recorded at Nanquidno/Lands End Airport area and these seemed to have dispersed and spread up county. 102 counted at Baldhu (R Wilkins), 50+ over Penzance (M Bishop, M Elliott), 23 over Tregonning Hill (I Maclean), several over Truro (S Rogers) and also recorded in Newquay (S Rowe), Grampound (M Jones), Higher Tremar, Bodmin (L Bulbeck), Rame Cross (D Monk), and Launceston (C Hardy).(C Alway, R Menari, M Spicer, R Wilkins, S Rogers, T Mills, D Parker, P Fraser, M Jones, J Lander, NR Phillips, I Maclean, R Butts, L Bulbeck, D Monk, S Rowe, C Hardy) Thank you for all your reports over last two days, it is quite an effort to collate all the reports and to summarise, apologies to anyone i missed acknowledging.
Cambourne: 1 Hooded Crow. (T Mcgowan)
|Hooded Crow, Tony Mcgowan|
Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 Squacco Heron again. (P Fraser, D Parker, L Proctor)
Ventongimps: 1 Black Stork over A30 this morning. (M Jones)
Redruth: 1 Black Stork over at midday drifting towards St Ives. (S van Hear)
Note, a Black Stork was later recorded on St Martins mid afternoon, is this bird commuting back and forth between the Scillies and the mainland, or is it a second one?
Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 2cy Ring-billed Gull and 1 Yellow-legged Gull again.
Rosemullion Head (1900hrs): 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Linnet, 5 Swallow and 1 Song Thrush. (S van Hear)
The Rumps, Moules Island: 8 Cormorant, 2 Fulmar, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, c50 Guillemot, c50 Kittiwake, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Puffin, c50 Razorbill, 22 Rock Pipit and c20 Shag. Also 1 Grey Seal and 1 Ocean Sunfish. (C&B Travis)
St Erth: 1 Barn Owl again at 21.30 and 21.40. (MJ Spicer)