Saturday 14th May 2016

Late news, 12/5, Stithians Reservoir: 1 Black Tern.

West Penwith: 1 Dalmatian Pelican again; first reported in the Skewjack/Polgigga area from about 8.30am and then also later at about 10.45 after which it was further east at Catchall at about 11.05, then over Drift Reservoir and Sancreed by 11.30 where it spent 3 -4 hours flying around the area. Unfortunately its visit at Drift today coincided with a major fishing competition and there were fishermen in inflatable buoyancy rings spread across the entire reservoir – this probably put off the pelican from landing amongst them. (D Flumm) Later in the afternoon it was reported back west near St Buryan before again heading east to Drift Reservoir. It was finally seen perched on a post near Lamorna Cove from the Scillonian on her return to Penzance. (D Flumm, R Veal, F Currie, M&F Jones et al)

DFlumm_Dalmatian Pelican1_140516Dalmatian Pelican, Dave Flumm DFlumm_Dalmatian Pelican2_140516Dalmatian Pelican, Dave Flumm

Sancreed: 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Blackcap in garden also 4 Whimbrel and 1 Herring Gull with a overgrown bill.  (D Flumm)

St Gothian Sands LNR: pr Mute Swan plus 6 young, pr Canada Goose plus 2 young, 1 Fulvous Whistling Duck, pr Mallard plus 5 young, 2 Tufted Duck and 1 Pochard. (M Spicer)

MSpicer_FulvousWhistlingDuck_140516Fulvous Whistling Duck, Mike Spicer

Land’s End: 1 Whitethroat, 3m Linnet, 1 Skylark and 1 Shelduck flew over. (R Veal) Also 1 Serin in horse paddock again and 1 Turtle Dove and 1 Whooper Swan over Treeve Common this afternoon.

Crowlas: 1f Siskin, 3 (2m, 1f) Blackcap, 1m Sparrowhawk and 2 Chiffchaff in private garden. (R Veal)

RVeal_Siskin_140516Siskin, Reuben Veal

Bodmin Moor above Darite: 1 m Cuckoo and 1 f Redstart. (P Needham)

Godolphin: 1 Hoopoe in fields N of village. (J Rich)

Kenidjack: 3 Spotted Flycatcher and 1m and 1 f Bullfinch. (S Williams)

Bude: 1 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Reed Warbler, 6+ Sedge Warblers singing, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Linnet, 2 Sanderling, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Stonechat, 8 Skylark, 10+ Swallow, 1 Buzzard and 4 Cormorant (H Wilkins)

Bartinney Downs: 4 Cuckoo. (M&F Jones)

Bodmin Moor, De Lank water works to Garrow Tor: 3 Whinchat (2m (singing) 1f), 2 Redstart (1m, 1f), 3 Cuckoo (2m, 1f), 4 Wheatear, 2 Sedge Warbler, 10+ Siskin, 5 Reed Bunting, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Wagtail, 10+ Stonechat. Also numbers of Meadow Pipits, Skylark, Linnet and 1 Fox. (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_Whinchat_140516 Whinchat, John St Ledger JStLedger_Linnet_140516Linnet, John St Ledger JStLedger_Cuckoo_140516Cuckoo, John St Ledger

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 sum plum Ruff and 1 f Red-breasted Merganser in Carnsew Basin. (B Dodd) Also 1 imm Spoonbill in Copperhouse Creek.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 9 Mallard (plus 4 duckling), 1 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron (with 1+ young in nest), 6 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 5 Swift, 2 male Stonechat, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Bullfinch, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 10 Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler. Also 1 dog Otter on the main marsh. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 3 Whimbrel on the beach and 2 Sandwich Tern offshore. (DK Parker)

Rame: 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (C Buckland, M Beer)

CBuckland_Whitethroat2_140516Lesser Whitethroat, Chris Buckland IMG_0808Lesser Whitethroat, Chris Buckland

Falmouth, Swanpool: 3 singing Reed Warbler, 1 pair Mute Swan with 5 young cygnets, with 8 additional ‘adults’ (last years brood) still present, 1 Coot with 1 young and 1 Sparrowhawk over. (D Chaney) Falmouth Bay: 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Guillemot with distant Gannets, a few auks moving and 5 Manx Shearwater. (D Chaney)

Pentreath Beach: 1 Hoopoe in the valley with the stream by the pool on the south side of Caerthillian Cove this afternoon.

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