Sunday 15th May 2016

Late news, 14/5, Tresillian River:Whimbrel and 20 Dunlin (all summer plumage). (A Nicholson)

West Cornwall: 1 Dalmatian Pelican again was found early morning on Drift Reservoir (members only), it was then seen circling across much of the area between Drift and Polgigga before again coming down on Drift late evening. (D Flumm, P St Pierre et al)

Skewjack: 1 ad Whooper Swan still present in field adjoining Skewjack with 2 Canada Geese. (J Hawkey)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Great Crested Grebe (1 on nest), 1 Greylag Goose, 2 Hybrid Goose, c50 Canada Goose, 2 Grey Heron, 2 newly fledged Robins,1 Raven over, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 1m Blackcap and 1 heard only Reed Warbler. (R Veal)

Lands End: 1 m Serin in horse paddock again. (R Farnes)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 4 Whimbrel, 1 Oystercatcher on nest, also 1 Reed Warbler and 4 Mallard (2 quite old ducklings). (R Veal) Copperhouse Creek: 1 imm Spoonbill. (R Veal) Lelant Saltings: 3 Curlew, 5 Whimbrel, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-headed Gull. (R Veal) Also 1 Red Kite at 14.00hrs. (I Webster)

Connor Downs: 6 Red Kite. (P Freestone)

Crowlas: 1 Red Kite over high to N at 17:00. (R Veal)

Camborne: 1 long-tailed green parrot over. (B Curnow)

Lizard, Caerthillian: 1 Hoopoe in the donkey paddock by the SW Water hut (west of Henry’s campsite in field with horses and viewable from pumping station).  (S and P Rogers)

Rame, Nancrossa: 1 Red Kite over. (P McCartney)

Trelissick Woodland Walk: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Blackcap (1m, 1f). Also 1 Orange-tip butterfly. (J St Ledger)

Gwithian: 1 Short-eared Owl, (R Daddow)

Penzance: 1 Red Kite low west over Heamoor at 16:00. (P St Pierre)

Marazion: 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver and 8 Whimbrel. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan (plus 8 cygnet), 6 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 7 Mallard (plus 4 duckling), 1 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 8 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 2 male Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, 6 Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler. (DK Parker)

Lizard, Pistil Meadow: 1 Spotted Flycatcher on fence post. (D Hall)

St Levan Churchtown: 1 Turtle Dove in ploughed field west of church.

Cot Valley: 1 Cuckoo.

Godolphin Cross: 1 Hoopoe in fields north of village.

Pentreath Beach: 1 Hoopoe again, near the pond fed by stream.

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 m & 1 f Crossbill in trees at northwest end.

Mount’s Bay: 1 Bowhead whale seen in bay and then later off Mousehole

 tdm