Thursday 5th May 2016

Late news 1/5 Goonhilly: 2 (m,f) Cuckoo. (DM Rocca)

Late news 4/5 Gannel Estuary: 4 Whimbrel, 4 Dunlin, 1 Swift. (S Rowe)

Late news 4/5 Cot Valley: 1 Hobby north. (N Wheatley)

Late news 4/5 Nanquidno: 1 singing male Lesser Whitethroat at bottom by Boscregan Bog. (N Wheatley)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Great White Egret. (B Dodd)

Bass Point, Lizard: 1 Red-footed Falcon flew north. (S Votier)

Porthgwarra: 2 Hobby over Raftra, also 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Redpoll and 46 Whitethroat. (M Wallace)

Polly Joke & Kelseys: 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 10+ Common Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap,12+ Sedge Warbler, 1 Redpoll, 3 Wheatear, 10+ Stonechat, 10 House Martin and 150+ Swallow. (D Mays, S Rowe)

Croft Pascoe Wood: 3 Cuckoo, 1+ Spotted Flycatcher, 1+ Crossbill heard, 1 male Blackcap, 2 Sparrowhawk and 30+ Siskin, plus 1 Roe Deer. (I Webster, J St Ledger – photos, DK Parker, J Foster, MJ Spicer, R Wilkins et al.)

Cuckoo Croft Pascoe 5th May 2016 J St Ledger Siskin Croft Pascoe 5th May 2016 J St Ledger

Golitha Falls: 2m Blackcap, 1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler and 6+ Nuthatch. (P Needham)

Quethiock: 1 Red Kite. (C Farlie)

St Gothian Sands: 2 Reed Warbler and 2 Sedge Warbler along river. (J Lander)

Ninestones: 3m Cuckoo. (J Eames)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 10+ Swift and 8 Whimbrel north (P St Pierre)

Long Rock Beach: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Lelant Saltings: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Whimbrel, 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 7 Dunlin and 5 Little Egret (P St Pierre, DK Parker)

North Cliffs: 1 Male Hen Harrier and 4 Wheatear (P St Pierre)

Carbis Bay: 10 Swift and 3 Herring Gulls tied together with fishing rope. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: 3 Great Northern Diver NW ( 1 over moor 07:05, 1 at sea 11:35 & another 13:42), 3 Whimbrel, 16 Collared Dove (migrant flock 14 and 2 on cliffs at Gwennap Head), 1 Swift, c200 Swallows & 20 House Martins in off sea, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Wheatear, 11 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff & 4 Willow Warbler. Breeding bird survey found following pairs: 10 Stonechat, 8 Dunnock, 12 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit & 14 Linnet. (DS Flumm)

Bartinney: 3 Cuckoos. (C Moore)

Camel Estuary: 100+ Whimbrel. (A Langdon – photo)

Whimbrel Camel Estuary Cornwall 5516 A Langdon

Cot Valley: 1 singing male Lesser Whitethroat around donkey field at east end and 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (N Wheatley)

Morvah: Male Golden Oriole 1/2 mile east in fields. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

MJS & DKP