Monday 16th May 2016

Will visitors to Drift Reservoir for the pelican please keep to the public areas, that is the car park and the dam. See here for more access details.

Late news, 15/5, Stithians Reservoir: Flocks of 7, 1 and 3 Whimbrel passing over, 1 high Red Kite with virtually no tail, flock of about 20 small waders flew through, 3+ Swallow, 1 Grey Heron, 1 flying horse (large balloon drifting over at about 1000ft !). (R Hurrell)

Late news, 15/5, Chun Downs: 4 Cuckoo. (I Webster)

Drift Reservoir (members only):Dalmatian Pelican viewable from the car park from 6am to 8.30am. Also 2 Sand Martin and 1 m Mandarin Duck present. (D Parker, J Hawkey et al) The Pelican then flew off at about 8.30 to the east, but back over Drift at about 11.15 and then was later seen as far west as Polgigga again (P St Pierre) before returning to Drift at 17.00 and back on the reservoir at 18.30.

RFarnes_DPelican1_160516  RFarnes_DPelican2_160516Dalmatian Pelican, Rod Farnes RFarnes_DPelican3_160516 

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Red Kite over, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Med Gull and 9 House Martin collecting mud on Lelant Saltings. 1pr Canada goose plus 4 young, 1 juv Spoonbill, 1 Whimbrel and 1 Kingfisher on Ryan’s Field. (M Spicer)

Chun Downs: 4 Cuckoo. (I Webster)

IWebster_Cuckoo1_160516Cuckoo, Ian Webster IWebster_Cuckoo2_160516Cuckoo, Ian Webster

Bartinney Downs:  2 Cuckoo (male) and 2 Kestrel (1m, 1f). (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_Cuckoo_160516Cuckoo, John St Ledger

Gurnards Head: 3+ Cuckoo (2 calling) on moorland just east of the headland. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan (plus 8 cygnet), 6 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 11 Mallard (plus 4 duckling), 1 Gadwall, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 5 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 20+ Swift, 2 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Bullfinch, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 14 Oystercatcher and 6 Whimbrel on the beach plus 6 Great Northern Diver and 8 Guillemot offshore. (DK Parker)

Lands End: 1 m Cuckoo, 4 Linnet, 2 Goldfinch, 4 Whitethroat and 1 Sedge Warbler this morning. (M Halliday, T Mills, J St Ledger)

TMills_Cuckoo1_160516Cuckoo, Tony Mills TMills_Whitethroat_160516Whitethroat, Tony Mills

Sancreed Beacon: 1 Red Kite 11.15hrs  (K Dalziel)

St Just: 1 poss Black Kite over at 11.42.

Downderry: viewing over the sea  before 0700 today revealed 17 Great Northern Diver and 4 Manx Shearwater. (A Payne)

Antony: 2 Great White Egret flew north  at 1220. (A Payne)

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